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Tire BEE: OMAHA. SATURDAY. MAY 8. IP 15.
Mystery of the
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
FLOWERED BATISTE will bp a favorite material for
little girls' summer frocks, And combined with ribbon
and lace makes charming little afternoon dresses for the
girl of twelve or fourteen.
If yen are looking for an Intellectual
x cupatlon for your leisure' hour, some-'
hlngr at oncu fascinating and useful,
take up th subject or American arch
aelogy. We have got
on tins continent an
indent, untold and
H,n w ritten history,
the solution of whose
"iiiy stories- will, some
iy, win fame for
the d J a coverer of
their key,! and afford
pleasure and satin
faction to millions of
When white men
cam here they
found In the terri
tory now constitut
ing the United States.
no inhabitants ex
cept a, few scattered thousands of red
men, unrelated to any of the peoples of
Kurope. The red men had no history.
Their traditions concerning their own
origin were cloudy and uncertain.
But,' after the. whites had begu,n to set
tle and develop the country, they found,
without searching, many strange foot
marks on this new continent, of which
the Indian could tell them nothing, ex
cept that they had not nude them. It
became evident that at some time in the
Tast. the country had been Inhabited by
people capable of achievements beyond
capacity of the savage Iroquois, Algon
ouing and other Indian tribes wWoh the
European Invaders found in possession.
But a curtain was drawn over all that
earlier iriod, and the Imagination alone
could picture what was behind It. That
curtain has never been removed. Some
writers belittle the Importance of Its
concealments, other, perhaps, exaggerate
them. None can deny" their Intense In
As to the nature of these footmarks of
a vanquished people,- an Idea may be
formed from the statement that they con
sist mainly of artificial structures of
earth and stone, sometime of vast size,
many of which look like fortifications,
while others were plainly burial mounds,
or monuments; and a few bear a mys
terious character, presenting details
whloh suggest that they were Intended
as religious symbols.
A most remarkable example of this
kind hi the celebrated 'serpent mound"
in southern Oi-.k, In which the unknown
buiders piled up a winding mound "vv
cral hundred feet long. Imitating the
form -of a glgantio rolled serpent, or
dragon, with extended Jaws.
Below Wheeling, en the Ohio river,
there is a pyramidal mound, SflO feet tn
circumference and seventy feet In height,
comparable In cubic content, as has been
remarked, to some of the pyramids of
Egypt, jalthough it contain no masonry,
and -was simply, heaped up by main
strength, without, as-far as -the evidence
goes, the aid of any kind of machinery.
It must have required the , labors of
thousands of men, continued, perhaps,
for many years.
This mound when explored with cut
tings was found to have a vault In the
center, containing two human skeletons.
one without ornaments and the other en
circled with hundreds of Ivory beads. In
another vault between thirty and forty
feet above the. first, was another slfele
ton, among whose ornaments, war oop-
per rings and bracelets.
In Ohio alone, it has been estimated.
there are mors than 11.000 prehistoric,
structures, consisting partly of stone and
partly of earth. Many of them are en
closed ' which may hare been fortifica
tions. Often the remains of clsters are
found within the drcumvallatlons, -which,
in soma cases, rise to a height of twenty-
five to thirty feet above the surrounding
land. The area Included In the walls
varied from ten or twenty up to fifty
acres., The outlines of the enclosures are
symmetrical, generally circular or ellip
tical, and sometimes forming regular
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By KIMiAR LCCIEN LARKIX.
A letter from Eureka says: "How has
it been determined that our solar system
Is traveling northward st a rate of twelve
miles per second?"
This fact has been determined by means
of one of the most remarkable laws In
the entire history of science. Popplera
law of light. Stand by a railroad track
and listen to the approach of a rapid
train. At it approaches the bell or whis
tle mill Increase the pitch of their sound,
and instantly lower the pitch or tone
after It passe or recedes. When coming
more waves enter the ear and le.- when
It Is departing.
Light consists of the action of waves
j on the retina of the eye. Our earth and
aun, all bodies of the solar system, aiw
moving to a point in the celestial vault,
not far from the star Vega In the con
stellation Lyra and, of course, receding
from the opposite point sf the sky. Waves
entering the slit of the a pet. trow ope from
the northern stars are compressed, I. .,
mors enter per second and are dispersed
to ward the violet end of the epet'trum,
less enter from the southern stsrs and
are dispersed toward the red.
Now, exalted mathematics, based on
the laws of light, determine the extent
of dispersion of waves toward the red
or violet for each decrease or IncreaKe
of motion of light emitting bodies, and
the amount actually found by experiment
confirmed the mathematical formulas. A
proof that modern mind is expressing at
ver.y exalted rate.
Question "If a cell battery contains
positive and neagtlve poles, do the poles
rait negative and positive ether waves
when disconnected?" (2) "Would these
waves be absorbed by a slmilsr celt, the
negative of which is coupled to a trans
former and the terminal of the trans
former acting as one point of a spark
gap causing a spark to be produced?"
Richard 12. Park, 133 Elm street. San
Slim fourteen demands dress models all
her own, for she. Is at that difficult age
to dress "ths betwixt and between age."
A simple afternoon frock- that suits
her admirably is this one of blue flowered
batiste. The waist and skirt might al
most have been cut from the same pattern
but for the sleeves of the one.
The empire waist line Is suggested by
a ribbon girdle of yelkvw' taffeta, tied
snugly beneath the loose folds of ths
batiste. It becomes an undergulsed sash
In the back, where It Is allowed to flutter
In the "streamers" so dear to ths heart
of a litUe girl.
With this frilly drees goes a wide hat
of corn-colored straw, trimmed with
single blue rose.
Pity Man Who Cannot Take a Joke
By WINIFRED BLACK
The National Association of Plumbers,
In convention assembled, has Instructed
the Invested officers to- take vigorous
measures to abolish ths practice of mak
ing jokes on plumb
ing and plumbers.
The Irish societies
protested against the
Pat and Bridget Joke
long ago. i
Ths Jews are writ
ing letters to ths
A certain degree of cultivation on the
pert of ths builders la Indicated by the
copper and earthern vases, sometimes f
attractive form and decoration, and the
carefully tarred pipe-bowls thst have
been discovered In, and in the neighbor
hood of, the mounds. There Is abundant
evidence that tha mound builders worked
ar.m of the Conner deooeits of the Lake ' ,,. ..i,in,,..
Superior region. More than O,00O of these j agers not to allow
stons tools used in digging out xne nauvs any to mak.
copper have been found scattered about
their abandoned pita. There is one in
stance) of an enormous "nugget" of pure
copper got out by the prehistoric miners,
which proved toe unmanageable for
them. It weighed six tons, and origin
ally may have weighed considerably
more, for they have hacked of! masses
from the corners snd carried them away.
Many archaeologists maintain that the
mysterious people who performed , these
things ond left the monuments that weJ
have mentioned, were ths ancestors of
th Indians themselves. Others think
that they must have been a different
race. It Is undeniable that, although the
Indians, after ths white man came, con
structed nothing comparable with the
prehistoric remains around them, they
showed a tendency to the performance of
similar works. This la elesrly sltown In
the story of ths great Omaha chief
called 'Ths Blackbird," who. In IMS. was
Interred In a huge mound erected on the
summit of a great bluff overhanging ths
Missouri river, and, by his own orders,
was seated astride his favorite war
horse, killed to accompany his master,
In order, as he said, that he might over
look his ancient domain and behold the
boats of the white men as they came
up the river to trade with his people.
Do You Know That
All the kings of Prussia have been
called Frederick or William-
Linden trees In Germany hsve their
equivalent In the British lime.
Justice of ths peace as a title, was first
conferred In 13fe.
King' Albert of ths Belgians was born
In ITS. A
Coffte derives Its name from Kaffa, a
district of Fast Africa, south of Abyssinia.
i :t; n 1
fun of anything Jew
ish. Tou Tonsen has
risen up and pro
tested against the
Ole Oleeen pleas
antry.. Can't some
body get us a con
vention of mothers-
In-law and have the
delegates sign a
round robin of Indignation about
Miss Polly and her "Pals" ought to be
"aroused" to Pa's wrongs, and the brides
of the country should organlre to defeat
ths Machiavellian sophistry of the hu
morous writer who dares to make fun of
Let's all hold conventions everywhere,
and denounce everybody If a sould on
earth ever dares to smile agalu.
What rubbish it all Is: As if It ever
hurt any one who was worth hurting to
be laughed at m friendly fashion once In
If we'd followed out this strange Idea
that .there is something wlu'.ed In a
Joke, what on earth would have become
of the world?
Ws should have had no books and no
plays at all.
If Uncle Josh Whlt-ornb wasn't a joko
then I've never seen one, and yet New
England seemed to bear up under It
Colonel Cah'tah of Cah'tahsvllle what
would you call him, a sermon or a dox
ology? And yet it teems to (me that Old
Virginia has managed to peg alonn
pretty well under the strain of the Col
onel Cah'tah ami
What was Unite Sam when he btart&d
but a Joke, or John Bull either, for that
What if the United EtaU-s government
should suddenly boycott every newspaper
that dared to print a cartoon of Uncle
Bam- Would out nation bo any Ultcger or
any finer or any more powerful?
If the British government should sud
denly deince to selxe every Miiu and de
stroy every mall car carrying fuuoy
picture uf John HJll everywhere in any
sort of publication, what would we do?
Think more highly of England because
Is could not bear a good-natured laugh
or look at each other in Incredulous ol
What's the matter with a good hearts'
laugh once In a while, even when ths
Joke Is on us? It is a sura test of char-
aster the laughing test.
Beiwaro of the man whs can never
take a Joke on htnts!f or his neighbor or
his family or his accent or his favorite
I He'll play a sorry Joke on you some
' day ss uure as the world.
What do you love to. remember about
your mother sometimes?
The way ahe hunted for her spectacles
when she was wearing them on the top of
her head; hed old little habit of thinking;
that she could make a foreigner under
stand Kpglish If she only talked loud
Her trick of forgetting things that she
didn't want to do and always remem
berlng to remind you of the things you
wanted to forget?
You've laughed at mother about these
things a hundred times, and she pretended
to be a little cross, but laughed with you
after all. and you loved her all the better
for being funny and unreasonable and
Impractical once in a while,-Just because
It made her human.
What did the master plumbers think
they were going to accomplish by "dis
couraging" the Joke about the plumber's
rates and the plumber's assistant? -
There has never been anything par
ticularly funny to me In a plumber's bin.
I thing 1 should pay It quit as cheer
fully if I could manage to laugh over It
And I never really loved the Irish tUl I
had learned a few Irish bulls by heart.
Tut, tut. my sensitive friend. Why are
you. so concerned about a few smiles,
more or less?
Laugh with the world and ths world
will soon stop laughing st you.
Get mad snout it and you'll ha laughed I
at to the very end of time. i
BATTLESHIP FLEET NOW IN NEW YORK for two
weeks' celebration and review. This is the Battleship
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Hy WILLIAM F. KIRK.
ii - T ii i i nnn-l 'ii-ti anr. i
Answer rolea of cells of batteries of
any kind, galvanic- or atoiage, do not
emit waves expending In ether. Only
terminals of high-pressure elertro-etatid
machines, Leyden Jars, condensers of any
form of Induction coils, or high potential
apparatus of any pattern can cause dis
ruptive discharges acroas air gaps In be-
Uween. Electricity must be stored in n-
dnndng apparatus or stepped up by In
duction colls on othor high-pressure de
vices,' in order that it may burst forth
from knobs on any kind of terminals ss
miniature lightning. Kecli disruptive dis
charge from such apparatus sets up a
wave In adjacent space. And these
warns are selected out of this space by
wtrolews telegraphic and telephonic de
vices. (2) If clls do not enill waves,
of course there can be no absorption by
nearby similar cells. For vlls send out
currents of electricity not disruptive
lightning. In fact, all currents flow
silently and at a very low. potential. Thus
a renlel cell sends out a current on Its
dmull at a pressure or only 1.07 volts.
Powerful noiseless currents flowing Into
powerful Induction machines can be
stepiwd up to potentials of hundreds of
thousands of volts, with miniature thun
der at Instanta of discharge, with the
sending out of rapid waves. if not,
then we rouhl nut have any kind of wire
less transmission or selection.
"Wilfred tnrt a gent the other night
thnl is I lie editor of a leliglnns psper,"
said the Manicure l.auy. "The two of
them ,Keemri to get along grand, I!
guess. becauHe the editor lold Wilfred ti
write a little roein about leading a good
life. He gave Wilfred th oheck for th
poem In advance, and now poor brother
Is worried to ileal h. localise he ain't
used In writing anything like a sermon,
and goodness knows his dally life ain't
no running brook hy which to go by.
lie asked father last night tn give him
some Idea, but the old gent was Just as
much up In the air aa Wilfred, so brother
finally wrote this llttlo poem. He says
lie don't Ihlnk he hasVerned iho check,
hut It sounds all right to me.
"It was only a three-iollar rhaoh.
Them w.M(kly papers don't pay much for
poetry, mid Wilfred snld that he flgurM
he tad gave them worth. -Maybe he
has, but 1 don't Know enouph about poetry
to kno.v. Tl'.r muln fault 1 can see la
that the prt about being yood sounds
kind of tuitit. henrted, about the way
Wilfred would art If he was starting out
(o he Kd himself. I don't suppnsn It
maks much difference, thonrh. People)
are Kolng to 1e good If they want .'
without reading no poetry telling them
wtipri! to got iff. I never learned none
of my goodness from reading verses about
It. II was al'.vays a sort of tuition with
"1 am good some of ths time myself."
said the, Head Itarher, "and I guess alt
the good part of me Is what I learned
when 1 was a kM. My mother used to
keep me pretty straight, and when hes
talking to me didn't do any good, the old
gent knew where some willow switches
grew, and he waa there powerful with,
thrm. Bo it wasn't very hard forme to
"I always feel belter after I have did .
some good deed, Oeorge," declared the
Manicure Lady. "A kind of calm feeling
cornea stealing over me, and I seem like
I was eing lifted up above the earth.
I think doing good la like riding In a
aeroplane 4hey both take you above the
mean things of life, and you seem to flit
away on fleecy clouds through them blue
heavens. T lis re comes that old wart to
have his nails did. He never gives me no
tip, so I never give him no attention..
Watch me fix htm up with a couple of
S "TO MT PEOPLE"
Immodest fashions easily reeonstrwot
the modest girl.
As a rule, the human phonograph does I
not chjinifA thn rKVtrr1a aIm mwmi1i !
Natural cussedness makes criminals
of soma men. others run for office.
It is difficult to keep patriotism and
religious fervor up to the high pttcsi all
of the lime.
A lieu it otm lo the matter of post-oru-T.e:..
too nrrow is aa far away as
the next century.
Being the Transcript of a Message given
by Celestla, known to many as "The
Goddess," and the Maiden from Heaven.
IET me come into your hearts. Do not refuse me entrance. Draw
close to me and listen, (You will listen) to my words wliispered
in your ear. I am talking to you and for you mainly. And I
am come to tell you that all shall be well for you.
. You may wonder why I talk to you like this my very being here
may amaze you. But there are reasons m6re than you know, AIL.
around you I hear voices shouting that you are lost in spirit and
mind. So mistaken what mistakes!
i " "
I say that you are good, essentially and at soul And I know in
my heart of hearts whereof I speak.
Are you troubled now even so lightly? Does your conscience
gnaw? Does some petty or great misdeed recur to your imagination?
Oh ! that just by reading these words, you might feel the gush
of deepest emotion, such as prompts me and will make me powerful
to save you.
I am brought from my heavenly home for you and to encourage
you. All my years (maybe thousands) I have been waiting for this
opportunity to comfort you. And I come now, not as a preacher or an
Evangelist, not as a sermonizer or a lecturer, not as a writer or a player.
Like my patron saint, Joan of Arc, I am here to fight the forces of evil.
Let me come into your life, your everyday existence. Let me
accompany you to your shop or your office or into your kitchen. I
have so much to say to you, that I am flowing over with it. I have
so much to promise you, so much to give you, that all your worries
and sorrows will melt away.
I have a light that dispels all darkness and it is Truth. I have a
wand that causes all anguish and mourning to fade into nothingness
and it is Faith, I have a magic lamp that brings your heart's desire to
you, and it is Hope. I will present all to you, if you will take them.
Oh! Do not turn me into the wilderness, for you will find the
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