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THBBEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, APRIL 22. 1915.
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as an Asset
- By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
All minds ourht to be trained to act
quickly. No matter how great your
power of logically reasonln out bis;
problems, no matter how capable you are
of alow constructive thinking-, your mind
Is thoroughly useless to you unless It
raft grapple .quickly with the sudden
problems placed before It In everything
All through life emrrgrendes arise. Thejr
rtemand almost Instantaneous action.
They tiara to be met and faced on the
second. And the mind that cannot adjust
Itrelf to a new set of circumstances and
react on them promptly la rather useless
to Its owner.
One of the stories that delighted my
youth was the tale of a. little Dutch boy
who was walking: along; the dikes of
Holland and beheld a tiny hole through
which the water was trickling. While he
gazed the trickle became a stream. He
realised at once that before he could get
help the stream must become a torrent.
So promptly the little Dutchman put his
fist Into the hole and stopped It. Of
course he saved the country, for though
it was hours before any one came along
the lonely road, and though his arm was
numb from the cold water, the living
plug had stopped the hole and the coun
try wan not flooded.
All life Is full of accidents that need
i.ever have happened IT the firit person
to become aware of their danger had
The tendency In "as of sudden emer
gency Is to rush about madly screaming
and lamenting and seeking some blind
wsy of eecapc. In useless action energy
Ib wasted. Jf there h a minute or two
to spare in emergency, a wise way of
meeting It is to sit down very quietly
and think over possibilities for action
nut If there are only twenty seconds,
and thoHc twentv are spent In quick
thought and not in blind manifestations
of fear or excitement, the emergency will
be better met.
All sorts of decisions are put up to
one and Immediate answer becomes
necessary. .'If you are Incapable of
quick thinking ot . rather too . lasy to
exert yourself .to hard, careful thought
you will follow the Idle line .of desire
or Impulse and lead your whole future
"Oh, yes, that's all very well, but I'm
naturally slow and none too clever," says
James. Well, James, when you took to
lasting. In the shoe shop what was your
daily ceDacltyT Tour output Is about
twenty time what It was then. Isn't It?
And that la because you found It im
portant' to "speed up" if you wanted to
make a'deeent living.
Do you know of any reason why you
cant "speed up" your thoughts? The
reason you can't think quickly is prob
sb'.y because you aren't In the habit of
.thinking- at all. Tou look at things, -dully
and with no more observation tb.a,.the
beasts nf tha field brinr to llfe. -Tott
look and do not take the trouble to
ftudy out what things are about. Tou
look or listen to what la presented to
loek. Do you ever try to reason about R?
Get In the habit of observing carefully
even thing that to put before you. Bup.
pose you were riding down in the sub
way end - across from you. sits a roan
reading a Greek newspaper. Don't grin
to yourself derisively because he to a
little different from you. But stop to
notice how he is different. Observe the
character of the Greek paper. Get the
feeling of patriotism as deep as your
own. Wonder about him. Try to im
agine how our cold northland must im
press him and what he thlnka of the
filfferencea between our progressive machine-made
country and his own land of
Observe everybody about you. Think
ibout people and things. Imagine their
.ivea and their actions. Wonder about
toureelf. too. Form and dismiss all sort
jf "snap Judgments" about things, until
ou have worked out one that is worth
The habit of thinking and wondering
about things and reacting to them, the
tendency 'to cultivate your imagination
will serve you well all through life, for
once you have forced yourself into the
liablt of thinking you will be able to
think more and more quickly. And so
you will be armed against emergency
hnd able to act wisely and well on short
Read It Here See It at the Moviei
ny -teerae Randolph Chester
B special arrangements for thla paper
a photo-drama corresponding to the in
tallmanta of "Bunaway June" may now
te, aeen at the leading moving pictur
Itmltn. Rv urranxement with tha Mu
tual Film Corporation it la not only poa
ilule to read "Kunawsy June" eaoli
week, but also afterward to aee moving
liitures illustrating our story.
Copyright. IMS. by Serial Publication
"At last, My Love!"
CHAPTER II. (Continued.)
"That was a great idea!" Blye was
very enthuelaatic. "The man, the woman
arid the money!. It will appeal to every
ilcta and condition of people. We're
spending a fortune in advertising It.
LfOk at this new twenty-four- sheet
puster." And, moving a piece ot scenery,
lie displayed a big lithograph of "The
Runaway Bride. By Gilbert Blye. Por
trayed by the Blye Stock Company."
"Why was it neceaaary to bind and' gag
ine and leave me all night in the woods?"
the husband .demanded.
"Ned, what do you mean? Did some
one do that to you?" June was half snb
blng, and there was genera surprise on
the part of the Blye Stock company.
"Oh, MUa Junta, I didn't mean it to
go so far!" tha hlgh-cheek-boned maid,
Marie, cried, and she waa pulling her
thumbs In rapid succession, while Aunt
Debby glared ferociously at her.
"Tou!" June cried. "Why. M artel"
And she looked In fright at Ned. There
waa a sneer on. hla lips.
"Well. Bouncer found Mr. Ned in Mrs.
Vlllard'a garden, and I knew you were
hiding from Mr. Ned until you could
make some money, so I told the thauf-
Joke of the Arctic Seas
By GARRETT P. 8ERV1S9.
It Is a curious fact that the far north
and the far south each has a sea bird
peculiar to Itself, and In both rases these
birds, although unlike one another In
general appearance, are among the oddest
looking members of the bird family that
the world contains.
The characteristic bird of the Antarctlo
regions is the penguin, whose strutting
companies, gathered on an Icy shore, look
like assemblages of little men. in long'
tailed, black coats, and spotless white
waistcoats, waiting to sit down at cere
monious .dinner. .
The characteristic bird of the Aretle re
gions 1 the auk, a thickset, awkward
cteature. fond of fishing, like the pen
guin. The largest member of the family,
the "great auk," or "gafefowl," ha been
driven Into extinction within hlstorlo
times. Another member, which the Audu
bon societies are trying to protect, is the
queer-looking, laughter-exciting, and yet
very grave and earnest native citlaen of
the North Pacific shores and islands,
called the tufted puffin.
When the tufted puffin is looking his
best (which Is. of course, during tha
courting season) he wears a big red beak
and a white mask, through whlcn his
green, red-rimmed eyes gleam strangely,
and shows a pair of bright Vermillion legs
and feet, from the top of his mask, on
each side, over the' far, curls a Ions;
golden-white "feather horn." It seems
that ho description is able to convey the,
ludicrous Impression which these birds
mske upon the beholder. 'Sailors seeing
them for the first time break into guf
fs ws of laughter. They 'call them "sea
parrots," and on account of their drolly
grave manners they have also been nick
Says Mr. William Leon Dawson: "It
Is difficult to exaggerate the gravity of
these tranquil birds, always absolutely
silent, save that, when caught and har
assed, they may emit a low, hoarse groan.
They spend much time standing demurely
at the entrances of their burrows, their
little plumes nodding like tassels on so
Like alt the auks, the puffins are es
pecially remarkable for the great else of
their beaks, and the changes whjch their
heads undergo at the breeding season.
Some of the horny plates of the big beak
fall away at the end of the season, the
white mask on the face, together with
its nodding plumes, disappears, the red
eyelids fade and the whole head becomes
Naturalists are a little pucsled to ac
count for the size and stoutness of the
feur and the gardener not to let Mr. Ned
see you or speak to you, and the next
thing I knew Mr. Ned was gone."
"I saw' no cameras as Mrs. . Villard's
that -night. And -now he turned scowlt
ingly to Ortn Cunningham. "Tet I saw
this man distinctly making' love to my
wife. And 1 saw Gilbert Blye doing the
same thing!" '
"We were rehearsing, Mr. Warner,"- ex
plained Blye quietly.
'Tea, Ned!" June was crying; but,
though Ned saw her, be paid no atten
tion to her.
"We were to Uke the actual picture
the next morning in the studio, and we
were working out some scenes. . It may
help you It I tell you that Mr. Cunning
ham to the pursuing villain in The Run
away Bride' I have been directing the
pictures. I have taken the liberty several
times of showing Mr. Cunningham how
I wished scenes enacted. I also play the
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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 establishments.
1311-1313 Farnam St Omaha, Neb.
Free Vlctrola Recital Friday from 3 to 4 P. M.
Corner 15th and P.-,' P
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puffin's beak. If the bird were fond of
clams its beak might be of use as a
shell-breaker, but it seems not to be
employed In that way. . Neither Is it used
to dig the tunnels or burrows that the
bird forms for its nest in the hard soil
Of sea-fronting cliffs. These are ex
cavated to a depth of three or four feet,
and apparently the only toola used are
the sharp-nailed claws.
In some places it Is estimated that sev
eral thousand burrows exist on a single
acre of sloping shore. The rabbits and
puffins engage in a lively competition for
the possession of burrows on the Faral
lones Islands, but the big. pyramid
pointed beak tnves essy victory In these
contests. Mr. Dawson saya a frightened
rabbit will sometimes plunge hastily Into
a burrow without stopping to consider to
Whom it belongs, and when he oomes out
again, with more haste than ever, he Is a
subject for laughter.
The natives of the North Paclflo Islands
depend largely upon puffins for both I
deserted groom." His Black eyes flashed.
Ned laughed, but there was no mirth in
It. vJnne shrank under hla contemptuous
gase, and her mother patted gently the
hand which lay In her arm. ,
"I'll swear It was not a moving picture
rehearsal the night you dragged my wife
out of the New York cafe and took her
on board your yacht!"
Tou bet it wasn't!" It was the heavy
T. J. Edwards, and he was bobbing his
round head vigorously. "A contract to a
contract! -When your wife saw you she
wouldn't go on board the yacht; she
wouldn't finish the pictures; she couldn't
do anything) My heavens, man, do you
.now I had alresdy spent $78,000 on thlsi
feature? And If this girl quit we oouldn t
get another one to take her place, could
we? So we dragged her on board tho
yacht)" And he glared his defiance at
all of them. Money was money.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Here He Is the Puffin. To
Look at Him is to Laugh
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food and clothing. The Aleutian "parkas, "
or feather coats, are made of the skins
of puffins, with the feather aide turned
Inward. Forty-five of fifty skins sewed
nrmly together make a garment which
la 'said to be nearly Impervious to cold
The blrda are ofton caught In flight by
means of nets at the ends of poles
handled like butterfly nets. Unlike birds
that are more skilful and agile on the
wing, the puffins fly straight ahead and
are unable to dodge quickly.
pirange as tie statement may appear
the puffins, llks the auks generally, spend
the winter at sea. At that season they
are to be seen on land only when driven
ashore by some restless tempest which
strews the beaches with their battered
forms, many dead and many hopelessly
lamed, ith the advance of spring and
summer they approach the shores where
they are accustomed to breed, and then
the remarkable changes In their colors,
rorms ana plumage that have been
already described, begin to Uke place.
To remove egg stains from table linen,
soak the stained parts In cold watsr be
fore washing In warm. If placed In hot
water the stain sets and to much harder
.To remove match marks from paint rub
them with a slice of lemon, and then
wash with soap and water.
Drink glass of cold wster before
standing over tha hot kitchen stove, and
another directly the cooking In finished.
It prevents that coarse, red appearance
of the face that continues heat brings.
Should moths get Into a piano, the' best
means of destroying them Is to make up
a mixture of turpentine, bensoltne and
oil of lavender, and squirt this Inside the
wonderful lifelike ' tome
Victrolas Sold by
A. HOSPE CO.,
1513-15 Douglas Street, Omaha, and
407 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, la.
Talking Machine Department
in the Pompeian Room
The Motor Girl
The motor aesion has set la with .4
vengeance and those who go In for the
sport consistently provide themselves
with the proper kind of- apparel, -;
Chief among this is the enveloping coat
of Donegal tweed. Introducing dustproof
tones, of dull: .brown,, .tan' and .white in
the nub weave. The neweat models are
not more than three-Quarters length, as
this gives ample protection to the fair
motorist without burdening her with su
perfluous material in 4 season when ad
ditional weight to not desired.
The sketch Indicates the smart lines
with loosely box-pleated back and front.
ia is suipreme m
ffamouis arS:istSo: m
Hearing is believing.
Any Victor dealer will
gladly play any music
you wish to hear.
There are Victors and
Victrolas in great vari
ety of styles from $10
Victor Talking Machine Co.
Camden, N. J.
tha better to Insure proper width to the
skirt. As Indicated the underarm sections
are In oval contour where the front and
back are cut away to give a graceful line.
From either aide of the front the fabric
belt Is started. ' It to carelessly looped
directly In front and the ends are bor
dered with Pekln silk In tan and brown
combination. " -
This silk contributes the muffler collar,
which Is so shaped that It msy be turned
back on a warm day or arranged to com
pletely envelop the throat and back of
the. head In case of Inclement weather. .
At the back the fullness of the pleats
Lip. ';f :;;vdf
VictroU XVI, $200
Mahogany or oak
Advice to Lovelorn!
? arrnioa ranrix
Ttlretlaa tils Parrats.
l'-nr Mixo Fairfax: I wk IntroriunM
I V s young man about five month.-, aao
at a hull. Since then he has taki .1 ri"
nut quite a number of time, but he "did
not lnlto.li -e me to hi parents .-.. ...
thnush I have Introiluced hlni ! mm"'.
It he carrrl fnr me, don't you thins he
wnuill hae done that slreaoy?
Tou are exactly the right kind ot 'a
girl to have your parents meet the men
oti know. In the cae of a man the
fmi necessity does not arise, as he feels
I more Independent abo'it making friend
wlthmrl the sahctlon tt his parents, run-,
torn has made , this so, and yet I. too.
like the Idea of a man wanting his par
ents to meet his girl friends. However,
etiquette does not demand this intro
durtlon until the mar) feels that he Is
Introducing his future wife.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been k spina
company a Ith a young fellow for the last
three months, and laat w-eek we came to
a ' full understanding that is, he has
asked mv parenta for my hand In mar
rlase. nml they have given their consent;
When 1 nm alone with htm he treats
mn with the sreateet courtesy, but when
inv sister accumpnnles us he pays abso
lutely no attention to me. but seems to
give her all., lie has gone so far as to
ask her to lunch with him on hia day
off. and ah haa accepted. He Intends
taklns. me uiit ln the evening.
1 ant not of .a Jealous disposition, but
what I desire to know Is this: Is it
proper for her. to accept his attentions,
or should shs have refused it T
The man to whom you are' engaged haa
shown hla love for you In the form, of
the greatest compliment a man can show
a woman that la, he hat asked ye be
his wife. What is more, ha haa gone
about his wooing honorably, by asking
your parenta' consent to tha .marriage.
Don't you think- you belittle your love by
aorrylng aver the interest ha shows In
your sister? Perhspa he feela that aha
Is his sistsr, too. However, I think there
Is no reason why he should Invite her to
luncheog without including, yfau in fact,
the proper course would be to iovlte you
te be his, luncheon guest and suggest
that he would like to Include your sister.
Cio Worklaar. '
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a' pretty
widow of . and am the mother of thee
children. I. am desperately In love' with
a man who Is ten years my Junior and
he carea for me. The only tilings thst
stand In my way are hia youth and the
(act that he makes a very meager aalary
and, hving a mother and alster who are
dependent upon him, I feel that it la
an Injustice to him to allow him to take
upon hts shoulders the support or four
more, I am abuslness woman, but am
tired of working. . PUZZLED.
Ife la far too young for you. Indeed;
It would be an Injustice for you to per
mit one poor, young man af J6 to strug
gle to support a mbther. a sister, a wlte
and three children who are not his own.
It will be for the happiness of everyone
ronoerned If you don't yield to a lasy
desire to be supported-for yon might
have to turn- about and'? support ''erwfi
your poor,"brokf n-doe, n "provider"" tome
Cay aoon. " " - ' " ' 1 ' ' '
Is confined by drmi-belt decoratod will
gun metal' buttons' in bulleT Shape.' Tn
slash pockets are Interesting because 'of
their great depth. Indicating convenience
and comlort, '
The wise motor girl will adopt one of
the close-fitting' hats, end' as tha latter
are very much In evidence now even for
wear With the street suit, she will net
look unfashionable In any. of the numer
ous smug little chapeaux which the mil
liner will doubtleaa offer her.
. -The motor veil .Is a necessity and Ir
msny Invtsnree it really adds an addi
tional charm to the smart motor garb.