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THK HLE: OMAHA, FKIDAV, AWilL lti, llo.
Bj ADA PATTERSON.
She Mve jn tn. Bronx-, .mot; .,,
.1 'T Cme to "iMit
denlng spectacle of
an unwise widow.
P who permitted
a man to squander
her more than half
million dollar In
ments, he cloak Ins
the crooked trans
action! with hia
th news holda up '
to us the wis
widow of the
Bronx who asked
and received - an
allowance of U.0CO
rea from her
estate, to support
and educate her 13-
It will be a dnnhio-
ngea sharper who will scours a second
thought from this widow. He need not
tarry in hop of a dollar.
It Is thus she strikes the keynote of -her
plan tor rearing- her daughter. "I believe
in bringing up the gin of today with all
the sweet old-time virtues, but with the
self-dependence that goes with our mod
ern Ideas of womanhood."
Very good so far, and this is as "good,
or better: "'I realize that I am only do
ing part of 'my duty when I wisely look
after the spending of her income. A
mother's greatest. duty Is guiding the de
veloping of mind of her child.
My little gtrl was graduated very
young from grammar school and la now
taking a preparatory course for Vaasar.
Bh thinks that aha would liks to be a
lawyer. Perhaps she will.
;'I have suggested, that she might take
a teacher's course, which would gv her
a profession much' in demand, that Bhe
could tall back upon if she should lose
her property. . I think that a woman who
has property ought to havs a vote to
protect It But I believe sincerely that
a woman; place) ts In the home. To be
the home maker for her husband and
children is the highest happiness of a
normal, sensible woman, and she is ful
filling her greatest duty to the state and
to society. ' '. .,'
"But- before -marriage, or in the event
ofher.bot marrying. If a woman. is es
pecially brilliant, I do not see any reason
why she should not devote herself to a
'prpfesslon. A good, education cannot be
! taken away from you though you mal
tose every oant you. have..
' k "My daughter Is Interested in art and
musio and is a r great-wader, tn,rj:Xrnm
taking' pains to teach her housekeeping,
and homemaking. I asked the court for
m a year for clothes, but' it pleases me
that she Ukea to design her own clothing.
We make her dresses ourselves her in
the horn. . ..
, fShwas born In the city and likes beat
to- live nera. though I havs begun to -
travel with her. Z have taken her through
ICanada and the south, and this year we
will go to tha Panama-Pacific exposition
Up broaden her education."
All this is the essenes of homely wis
Idom. Hers Is a flash from tho mind of
'a sag I
', Vln guiding her mind I hae tried to
give her all the uneful knowledge of the
world that ai woman of 25 ought to have,
and to giva it to her wisely. aa. she la en
tering her - 'teens. Tha old-fashioned
mothers brought up their daughters In an
Ignorance that was criminal for the
!" X would stop there to let this nail, of
. wisdom enter where it belongs, but her
I budget of expenses Is too valuable to
omit. Hero Is a good apportionment on
the seal of 1&.000 a yesr that may b
adapted on a greater or less scale:
' :'Ws live quietly hare In the Bronx b
cabse I do not want her to grow up in a
ise'etion of tha dty that ts too crowded.
!Wy estimate, which the court approved,
f how to spend her yearly $3,000 Is this:
Rent of apartment, 36d; (Of course
Read it Here See
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a photo-drama corresponding to the in
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I week, but also afterward to see moving
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Jura, tb bride of Ned Warner. Im
pulsively leaves her husband on their
I honeymoon because she begins to realise
,tht she must .be dependeut on him tor
'money. 6he desires to be Independent
June is pursued by Gilbert lilye. a
i wealthy married man. She ' ( from
l,la clutches with difficulty. Ned searches
.distractedly for June, and. learnlua of
Blye's designs, vows vengeance on him.
Alter, many adventures June Is rescued
trora river pirates by Durban, an artist.
'he poses ss the "Spirit of the Marsh '
is driven out by Mrs. Durbsn and is kld-
'naped by Blye and Cunningham. June
esrapes. tries sweatshop work and is dls-
' possessed by her landlady.
' v FOURTEENTH EPISODE.
In tb Grip of Poverty .
CHAPTER II. (Continued.)
That will do. Mary," said Mrs.
Sawyer, quietly. "You may go." 8ha
Stood motionless until tha nurse walked
out "Will you hold th baby. HarryT"
. "I'l bet you. Com here. Buster." And
ha gaaed down fondly, not at the baby,
but Into the eyes of his wife, as he took
-the Uny. burden.
bhe smiled up at him. There were tears
trembling on her lashes. Ph caught up
the curly headed little girl, took her over
to. th washbasin In th corner and vigor
ously scrubbed that chocolate begrimed
' untenant- and kissed it; then . she
stooped down by the boy anl put har
arms around him.
"Moth- doesn't want you to say naughty
.'. - jP
& A Vanished American Bird
Not So Long Ago the ' Passenger Pigeon Darkened Our Skies
By GARRETT P. 8ERVI8S.
The United States once possessed a
distinctly American bird, belonging to
the great family of the pigeons, but dif
ferent from all other species of that
family, and so remarkable for Its vast
numbers snd Its peculiar habits that it
became renowned as one of the greatest
marvels of the new world. It was called
the passenger pigeon. Its singularities
msrked It off from -:s distant relatives
In the old world as sharply as the Ameri
can red man was distinguished from the
It was so conspicuous a feature of
American life that, like the buffalo of
tho plains, it passed Into our literature.
where it plays a part unlike that taken
by any other bird In any quarter of ihe
world. Other birds he been sung by
poets for the beauty of their songs, or
the aspiring Ideals which they seem to
symbolise. The passenger pigeon forced
Itself upon the attention of American
historians and descriptive writers by the
simple countlessness of its hosts. When
they parsed they changed the aspect of
the landscapes; they covered the sky and
shielded ' off the sunlight; they broke
down forest . trees when 1 they alighted
for the night.
Usually observer -of vth flight of the
passenger pigeons abandoned as hopeless
all attempts to count, or to estimate,
their numbers, but we have at least two
enumerations made by competent observ
er whloh serve to indicate the almost
lncrdeible numerical strength of the flying
hosts, John James AuduDon, the nature I-
jgt. computed the number of plgeous in a
stream which he saw passing at not less
than 1.100.000. He calculated that this
host must' consume 8,Mo,000 bushels of
w could spend much more than that, but
I want her to study economy).
"For general expenses, too many to de
tail. ' tl,400.
"For clothing, $400.
"For summer vacations, Mfto.
"For music, dancing and riding lessons,
"Birthday and Christmas gift, ISO.
"For amusements, candy and pocket
money, 150. (That 1 less than ft a week.)
"Tuition fees and books. $300.''
A final word of the wise widow's:
"Money 1 Important but it is not the
main consideration. "The most impor
tant la the development of a child's char
acter and Individuality."
A compendium of material wisdom. It
is enough to overturn the advio of
Sammy Waller's parent:
"Bewar of wldders."
It at the Movies.
worda Ilk that" And there was heart,
break In her tones. A tear dropped on
th boy's upturned face.. Ha anuggted hi
head on her shoulder, and a chutfby arm
stole about her neck.
Elisabeth Bawyer was half laughing and
half crying a she sat at hr desk with
th curly haired little girl on her lap and
the boy leaning against her. She took
up th te-'ephone.
"Edward Jones, pleas."
"Betty! There was such a ring in th
vote as neither the man nor the woman
had hears for years.
8he held up her hand to him. His Up
were twitching and her eyes were swim
ming, but she could not speak. 8 he spoks
clearly, however, when a tap on th tele
phone bell announced her call.
"This Is Elisabeth Sawyer. Mr. Jon.
I've been looking over your proposition of
purchase." A moment of sUeno. She
turned her eyes upon her husband. There
was a new softness In them. "I might
be tempted if you mad tb price high
i 15 m. ,r Tt.i7 r 'K
A' v ..f f4 '4 I
BisiwnMsTTgannaiTiifV'iMiiiTT 'ni ""
enough." Another silence. "Now, now.
Mr. Jones, you'll have to com higher
than that .Make me your very best
offer." Her face suddenly glowed. "I'll
tak it. I'll fill in th contract, sign It.
and you may giv th check to my secre
tary. I'll tend it over Immediately."
Her husband's arm was about her as
she filled In th amount which bad been
agreed upon and slgnsd It In Harry
Sawyer's other arm was th baby. Th
four members of the Sawyer family were
clustered in an unsuaJly small spao for
them. The husband witnessed tb agr
meat with great joy. Mr. Sawyer's sec
retary signed it with notarial seal and
"Betty!" The man' faoe was against
her cheek. "Sweetheart!"
Eh kisssd him and rose briskly. Sh
took the toddlers each by a hand.
grain per day. This was not so oxoep-
tlonally Isrgs flight of pigeons, tor Audu
bon had often seen thm In equally great
Alexander Wilson, the ornithologist.
once saw a flock of passenger pigeons
whose aggregate length he calculuted at
MO miles, and the number of Individuals
contained In It at IM9.CT2.000, about twlco
the total human population of the earth
at that time. Wilson's estimate of the
dally food supply needed for this tre
mendous host mrss 17.434,000 bushels cf
The Passenger Pigeon as It Looked in
grain, which. It will be noticed. Is In
good accord with Audubon's calculation
of the amount of provender required) by
th pigeons. '
On cannot but wonder' how the birds
succeeded In maintaining themselves in
a wild country, but it Is explained that
they began to eat grain only after the
settlers' farms furnished It for them, and
that their natural food was berries, soft
shelled nuts like beechnuts, acorns, and
wild fruits. Their ordinary migrations
were simply movements in search of
food, and not seasonal changes of resi
dences Ilk those of regular migrant
birds. They gathered ' wherever their
natural food abounded at tho time and.
when It was exhausted, moved on. Their
Invasions were as erratic and sudden as
those of th Goths and Vandals, and as
well calculated to excite astonishment
concerning their place of origin.
Th region of th great lakes seems to
have been a favorite place of congrega
tion for those strange hosts. There they
found many of th natural productions on
which they relied. But how they ever at
talned such incredible numbers, and what
special circumstances favored their de
velopment, are standing mysteries. Ths
beach forest and the vast numbers of
native berry bushes appear to hare nour
In Fenlmore Cooper' story of "Th
Plonners" will be found a thrilling de
scription of a flock of passenger pigeons
which "extended from mountain to moun
tain In one solid blue mass, and the eye
looked In vain over th southern hill to
find Its termination. Th front of this
living column was distinctly marked by
a line, but very slightly Indented, so reg
ular and even was th flight" These
columns of birds were attacked not only
with shotgun, but even with small can
non, as Cooper tells In his story, his
statement being baaed upon actual facts.
By th middle of th nineteenth century
th flock of passenger pigeons had be
come very rare. A series of cold winters
and springs from 1800 to 1870 Is said by a
"Harry, dear, let go to th house and
stsrt a horn!"
The office was empty except for the
forgotten little figure near the window.
and from that corner there came a low
moan. June Warner rose unsteadily.
Something dreadful ha happened. The
rock to which sh had clung had crumbled
under her grasp. Was Independence, too,
a failure? Nothing could have been
more perfect than the mutual esteem In
which the Sawyers had held each other,
and In treir love had existed no taint of
obligation or of beauty. Yet through all
these years they hsd missed something
which now, for the first time, they were
- June was dased as sh hurried to the
bar llttl room.. Bh had left Ned to
achieve her Independence, as Elisabeth
Bswyer had done, but June had not
taken motherhood Into her calculation.
Scattl in ths deserted bsnk vault stood
with his eyes lowered for a moment
while the pursuers of th little runaway
bride crowded about hira. Presently he
lifted them to the ceiling, but they did
not look Into Mrs Moore's on their wsy
up, and he began to edge slowly slong
th wall again. There wa a growl of
anger from New Warner.
"I'll beat It cut of him!" declared Ned
and started for the extremely silent
chauffeur, who jumped into the corner
and lowered his bead and covered his
fac with his arms. He was afraid of
fists, though not of knives or revolvers.
(To B Continued Toms '
writer In the "Encyclopedia Americana"
to have hastened the dlsappearano of
th birds,' and now;. only a few small
flocks remain at best and Indeed It ha
been questioned whether a single rep
resentative of the genuine old race is In
existence. A card of the National Asso
ciation of Audubon Societies says: "This
bird Is now believed to be extinct. Many
other , valuable species are threatened,
with a Ilk fata. W are trying to pre
serve them." i .
Th passenger pigeon bore, in many
ways, a resemblance to th messenger
pigeons, or homing pigeon, of XXirop.
It was a large bird, much more graceful
In form than the ordinary pigeon, and
very powerful in flight. Ihe upper parts
of the body were of a bluish color, with
metallic reflections about tho neck. . Un
derneath the color changed to a brown
lah or reddish purple or violet
The man who wants to be young at fifty must stop
digging his grave with his teeth. He must cut out the
u high-pro tei diet" and eat cereals, fruits and fresh
vegetables instead of heavy meats. v
contains the , greatest amount of tissue - building,
strength-giving material in a digestible form the
maximum of nutriment at lowest cost Keeps the
brain clear, muscles strong and supple and the bowels
healthy and active.'
Two Shredded Wheel BieeaiU, heated fai the oren to restore crispnest,
erred with hot milk or cream, make a complete, nourishing, satisfying
meal at a total cost of fire or six cents. Also delicious with fruits.
TRISCUrr b the Shredded Wheat Wafer, eaten as a toast with butter or
oft cheese, or as a substitute for white flour bread or crackers.
Made only by The Shredded Wheat Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
A costume of extreme beauty has been
devised for th girl who contemplates a
trip to the . Panama-Pacifla exposition.
And sine th old Idea, that good-looking
clothes are not compatible with tha ex
igencies of travel, has been explodej th
association of rood lines, good fabrics
snd good style is found In th suit de
picted In th sketch.
Th skirt is a box-plalUd model, In
length reaching only an Inch or so be
yond th shoe tops. Th plait are not
atltchsd, but hsng in loose, pressed form
from band to hem.
Vary jaunty la the short jacket, which
Is indeed.' more than an elongated Eton
belted across th back and showing th
fulness . of th front drawn Into plait
folds, whloh ar oonflnad beneath th en
velope pocket. Of course there must be
pockets, for th fair girl will want to
carry small change In on and a dainty
linen moucholr in th otheiy and thereby
dlrpsas with th necessity for the regu
lation wrist bag.
Th shape of th neck should prove
very becoming, because it I cut down to
reveal th whit of th tailored blouse
beneath. At th back th high collar to
- Pacific Girl
turned back against Itself and 4coratd
with small motifs don in blu and tan
embroideries. Th sleeves have a slight
bell outline at the wrist.
Do You Know That
In order to cnoourag th erection of
beautiful residences In Paris, th author
ities award three gold medals annually
to th design era of , the most artistic
dwellings. The owner of these homes
ar relieved of half of their Annual taxes.
During th first six month of every
year ixmaon araws in oum of M sup-
pile of shrimps from Holland,
la known as th
One-sixth of th land aurfac of th
globe la occupied by th Russian empire.
During a recent ysar M.K1 tons ef bulbs
war exported from Holland.
Bachelor were taxad In England In th
Science for Workers
Ily F.rMJAR IACIKN lRMN.
g.-'MH there ever be one tmlvers l
A. -This Is Indeed an Imports. ,t q-o
itlon. Coiumeroe ts the arest itvl'lir o.
mankind. Kffl'-irncy is the watchword
of rommerce. nnd leaf I cost of funl.
' mental. Now when ie v.lreless telep!- e
Is In hourly use between a'l of the tv: 1
Ised races of the earth, and of races no
now, but to heeimo civilised, thru th
two basic Ideas efficiency and lee A co '
will rife Into wtrld Importance n ttv'r
WileK sitsls will rise bv million i
in all ports .if the world, to remote pistes
where commerce extends. Thea cffl 'lenry
at once dictates that ths employment of
thnussnds of Interpreters must be dis
pensed with and. one common language
The bu-.den of expense will Torr.pletrf
overthrow lenst cost. We w'll suon tsU
to Kurope; goods will be ordered, mer
chants will be in communication the dsy
long, and tne expense of Interpretation
will lucerne iniolerablc. Then It will be
cheaper to hsve one lsngusge Therefore
this one speech must come. And alt can
sea that the one world Ir.nsusg must be
Q. I am very anxious to find ou(
whether a ship will sink If the bottom of
tre ocean Is at great dpth. or. at lt
at such depth that the weight ef the
water would be greater than the weight
of the ship It is the opinion of many
lhat at certain depth the ship would
remain suspended insteed of sinking to
the bottom. Fleere explain th exact
truth of the matter.
A. Any mass that will entirely sink
below the surface of th ocean will sink
In the bottom of any sea or ocean on
earth. This is because water' Is almost
Enormous pressure In hydraulic presses
has been msde upon distilled and also
upon sea water, and the diminution r
volume that la. Increase of density Is
only .O0OCH4 for ocsan ' water for each
Unospher. I. .. eaoh addition ot fifteen
pound to each square inch. Th water
soaked wood wo'ill be Increased In den
sity by very nearly th sam amount. '
Hence, if all of the woo in a wooden
hip sink baliyw th surfer It must go
to th bottom. Th question , of reaching
th bottom r th ocean Is decided for
any kind of matter of any ship or boat
by Its behavior at th surface. It alt of
th material of the boat sinks st all be
low th surface, then It will fall to the
bottom ot any sea, there being such a
light tnenus In- density of water at
th bottom of the deepest ocean.
Q "Many years ago, wh.'1e on the
lookout of a ship bound tor Australia, t
saw a meteor pencil a line ot MTld light '
across tit sky. and fall Into th tea. so
close that I was disturbed, pondering the
swirt blotting out of myself and mates
It th hext meteor should strike our ship.
Is It not possible that som missing ships
met their er.d In this manner T
"What affect would happen If a meteor
say half-nil! In dlameterwer to rail
in tb Pacific a few hundred mile weal
of flan FranclaooT ould tho wave
created endanger th sea-bound miles of
California?" Oeorga N. Low. WX Phst
tuok avenue, Berkeley, Cat .
. A. If a ship should be hit by th
twunty-two-ton meteor on display tt tho
fair at Portland. Qua., several years .
It would surely sink. It Is barely possible
that ship have been sunk hi this man
ner, as anclunX history records that six
humsns he ln killed by meteor.
A meteor half a mile wtde falling Into
th sea a few hundred mile) wsat of Cali
fornia would be too small to have any
appreciable effects en th coast. A sen
sitive instrument might detect a little
ripple or wsv. . ... i ,
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