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IIIK T.i:i'.: OMAHA. MONDAY. .IVNK 14. 191.1.
fine Maaziiie Pa
On the Finding of One White Hair
Copyright. Intern I News Horlo!v
By Nell Brinkley
By CHARLES H. PAIIKHCRST.
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Our last article wu addressed to young
iurn and young women who work for
living, but who fall to realise that there
la something In work beside merely the
money they earn
,hy doing It. Thta ia
a busy world, and
I mads to be buay
tor the take of the
education to be ac
quired by being
buay. . It must not
be forgotten that
there - la a dlvliw
Intentrnn betns; ae
complls h d, In
man' Interest by
even 'the secular
arrangements I n
the midst of which
we are placed.
The whole scheme
of work, whether
lon in an office
or factory or In ad- .
ir.lnlate.rlna; the government of a state, if
lone with the sincere rnVestment of one'a
self In-one'a-employment, will yield to
the doer something that will bo worth to
liini aa much a the ray he sets. If not
more. Work thatl la accomplished In a '
live way put ua In touch with the real-1 .
iitiea repiesented by whatever we expend j,
ur work upon. Reality always educate. ; ,
There la no material upon which one j
can lay tbe band, even In common toll, j
that la not ready to apeak to Mm a long ,
lesson,' or at leant to offer a quickening 1
suggestion. TV re la In everff.ing all;
that we htv Ihe eyo to find In It: and!
tin findings of the eye are the filling of
t he aou. ,',
The office boy or the mill hand, who ;
simply Roes in in the morning and out '
at night, without In the meantime enter- 1
lug into the meaning of what he la doing;'
into an Interested understanding; of1
filio ae-rvlre he renders, or of the atuff he ,
bundles, does tlave work, uot the work
of a freeman; and toll of that servile '
klni ha'i In It no educational Ingredient. ;
ami the longer he does It the more stupid .
be become. . -
It is because of this attitude of senility- '
that hundreds of thousands of young men ;
nni young women find themselves, so far :
aa relates to internal condition, In a,
sorrier atate at the end of each year than
i hey were nt the year's beginning. T
bp only ordinary Is a sin.
lmntlnesa of mind and heart and soul,
is criminal, and the man in the parable !
who hid his talent In the earth was cart '
Into outer darkness. There are trees that
can uro Inly In certain soils. Man can
trow iff any soil, and It la, r-Oteworthy,, -tliat
one who starts in comparatively lean''
soli is' quite as likely to grow Into large- ,
j no -is of Jife as one whose footings are lu .
i m ound' that la rkher; which ahows that (
tho fault ;j not with deatlny, but with j
the mar wl.o makes his own destiny
Men are put Into life with a view to
their becoming actualtles, not apologies,
v Ue. strong, true, well-sounded, full. .
complete and opportunities for Ha
achievement are as thick as roses In
June, or, as water drops In a summer
shower. ' Opportunities are God's over-1
Lures, and their misuse or non-use means j
disrespect shown the Master Teacher un-'
tier whose tuition we are all of us placed. I
An unfilled human soul is a divine dis
The reaulta needing to be wrought in
ua by our dally employment are such as
accrue to us by coming Into vital touch
with, things, into close quarters with
l hem, close enough to them to hear the
story they tell, to experience the pressure
they exert, to fel the. vitality they ex-
pietj, Jp catch the life of things that
ehlne, and to be trained Into pace with
things that are on the inarch, and' in j!
every way to bo drawn out of the society j
rf those who, having ears, hear not, and j
having eyes,! sec not. j
Do not be a slave In your work then.
Work, but don't be worked. If you have
to do the work of an ox, don't be an ox. I
t'nder all circumstances be true to your ;
humanews. Kven when you work with
your hands, work also with your mind
and you will get mini; work with your
hoiiI and you will get soul, I venture to
t.iy that full 30 per cent of our day
laborers are slavee under a free govern
ment. Some" times It, Is because they
are victims of ch-cumatancea perhaps,
our office hoy was not. He was a slave
because in his work he aaw nothing but
toll, with a pittance thrown In to keep
him tied down to toll. The money was
merely the chain that kept him from
One word. In closing,' to employers:
You have not discharged your full obliga
tion to your employe when you have paid
him his wsges. If you deal with him only
on a wage basis, he will do his work only
41 lilWfc 1 111 IM !fpMil
A pretty little woman I know came swirling; out of her dressing
room, her petticoat whispering violently about her ankles. Her
hair was tumbled, her eyes wide and between her finger and yiunib
she held something aloft. In the sun, when she came close, it shone
silver! "Out of my head, my own hair," she stammered. "A snow
"white iiair! " I can't believe It. What-what am I going todo? Do
you think I am going to grow white right away without waiting?"
And I laughed, and laughed, and told her of a girl I knew who
had silvery balr scattered through; her brown since she could remem
ber. I reminded her how few her summers were. Ad I told her
she'd make a darling grandmother, anyway!
But she didn't melt once a smile. And I knew that behind her
wide, blue eyes, when she turned away and stared into the mirror,
she was looking out at her poor Eve's bugaboo! Summoned by the
sight of one tiny silver hair! The vision that girls, even at the Boft
years of 16 and cry, "That Isn't It when I am old I will not care;
I will feel no older sonietlmessee" their own face looking at them,
old and wrinkled and pallid, frost-crowned, weary and soon gone!
This was Eve's nightmare.
And as she stares, fascinated by her own Imagination, ttme shuf
fles softly by her windows. . Poor Eve! And Love poor love, he
has imagination, too. Why do the two of them fear age? And
watch for it? Youth is Narcissus; it loves Itself, it suns itself In
the joy of knowing that it Is smooth and pink and unwearied. It
Joys In sleep and effort; it breathes deeply, and smiles, and smites
Us chest, and cries aloud for the world to look upon Its newness.
It glories In being Itself! It envies no one. Youth U Narcissus,
enamored of Its own image In the water; and It hates and fears the
ruffling of the mirror and the banishing of itself and Its own smile
from the glass! Youth crlea when you lay a soft hand on Its arm,
end say, "Age Is lovely, If you keep on smiling. There are grand
mothers more lovely than you are now in your sheerest, pink frock.
Silver Is beautiful, as gold Is beautiful" Youth will fling off your
hand than all my friends who gather frost along with me; I will even
forget bow I looked when I waa young I will almost believe I al
ways had snowy hair! Ml be tired then, too, and almost ready to
sleep long. Dut I don't want to not care; I don't want to forget
how I looked when I was young I want to stay right here! I don't
want to be glad to rest. I am so happy now."
So poor Eve and Love tight Age and Change before they are out
of their 'teens! "And each of them thinks that life will be no longer
tasty and sweet when they are not Just what they are now. Love
fears for Eve, and Eve stalks Love with an anxious eye. Neither
trusts the other or knows the real rich core that Ilea beneath the
surface of beauty of the other. Oh, Love aren't you wise enough
to know, In all these years, that, you also grow old along with Eve,
and never notice when her hair fades into silver?
And yet "aren't I preaching?" and yet I don't like that growing-old
thing, either! Though I hope I'll be a fat grandmother, any
. way. NELL BRINKLEY.
The "Why" of Picking a Mate
By DOROTHY DIX.
"One of the things that I have never
been able to dope out," said the Hook-
on a wage basis, and when he works , keeper. '1 the hunch that women marry
that basis he does stave work. Slave on "
wrrk ia debaaln. for It foatera In the' "Nobody knows '
worker a aense of being a tool; sense of th5r- them-
tool becomes stronger, the sense of being selves, married the
a- man becomes) weaker. j Individuals they
Ho that an employer who goes no did." replied the
farther than to say. "So many chores, 8 t n o g r a pher.
so many dollars," debsses his men and "How, then, cou'.d
not only uses up their bodies, but Im- they gueaa the rtrt
poverlahea their souls, with nothing on die of anybody
their part but a little money to show for else's wedding?
the double exhaustion. That U not fair But what specific
to the man and not worthy of any honor- j matrimonial mya
able employer. ' ! tery have you got
"I refer," replied
', ' ; -':
And it would be to the advantage of
'their cause. If dissatisfied worklngmen
would level more of their complaint than
they do against the tendency, of the prea-, "to the syatem that
ent economic system, which not simply 'women uso In
wastes the tissue of the body, but also , picking a running
represses and discourages thoae finer mate. Last night
mental moral and rella-ious lmDulsea ' I went to a wed-
whoae actualization Is the only means by ding where the
which a male cr a female can grow into ' bride was one of thoae little pieces of
e thorough man or a thorough woman, j Dresden china bric-a-brac and the brido
Whlle insisting upon their claim to fair groom was a big fellow that you would
monetary compensation, their moat em-1 know at a glance would amaeh all her
phatio demand ehould not be for en-'Ideals and trample all over ler feollnga
franchlsement from labor, even from every time he moved,
labor that la wearying, but from servile "What did she tie up with him for in
debasement. that relation between the ; stead of some long-haired Angora In her
man whe hlrea and the man who is hired, own class, who'd have been subject to
that creates in tho latter the aense of the same brand of thrills aad shudders
being only a. serf, toll th badge of that she throws What made her see her
degrsdstlon. with the consequent extlnc- affinity In a guy that looked like a prize
tlon of aU those finer passions of thought, fighter instead of Algernon, the poet?
Parts, yet they have married men who
have to be chloroformed before you can
get them Into a clean collar.
"I know college girls who have gone
out of their way to pick out husbands
who never read anything but the market
report, and the sporting page In the news
papers, and whose pronunciation gave
their wives the fantoifa every time they
open their mouths.
'Also i nave observed t!is.t when a
demure, pious !ttl saint hunts up a
soul in ate she eepouatrf a rounder every
time Instead of the fire escape that you
would think she would be Just due to
wed. And what I want to know Is why
this is thus."
"Oh, When a woman marries, ahe mar
rles to gratify her leading passion," re
lurnea me Bienograpner, "that s the an
"And what's her leading passion?" In
quired the Bookkeeper.
"The mania for reforming thlnrs," re
SFonaea ins Mcnograprier. "when a
woman falls In love with a man she Isn't
Attracted by his virtues, but by his
"tihe doesn't say to herself, "how noble
of alterrng It even If she ruins It."
"Meyl-e you're on," says the Book
keeper, "but why doesn't a woman marry
the kind of a hurband she wants in the
first place. Instead of trying to rut him
over by her own pattern?"
"Because," answered the Pttenographer,
"If she did, ahe would miss all the fun of
making iilm do the things he docan't want
to do, and never expected to do, and give
up doing? ad the things he does want to
do, and has been in the habit of doing.
"I'm, not explaining the why of this.
but it's a fact that the Very first symp
tom of tenderness a woman feels toward
a man Is when ahe begins to think how
she would have Ms hair rut It she waa
i. arrled to hl:n, and make him wear an
other atyle of collar.
"If there waa a perfect man, he would
live anJ die a bachelor, fc.r no woman
would have b'm. He wouldn't interest
hei- at aD."
"It m'JHt be pretty lonesome for the
women who don't marry, and have no
body to reform," suggested the Book
keeper. "It Used to be before women elected
themselves to the office of public guard
Ian to the universe," reaponded the
"Now the aplnstera who have no legiti
mate prey take out their propensity for
reforming things in the world Instead of
an Individual husband. It's a great graft,
and they get lota of fun out of It without
Science for the Workers
r.y EDQAR LrCIEN LARK IX.
and upright he Is and what a peaceful really inter'erlng with men's bablta"
and happy Ufa I shall have If T, marry
this perfect creature.' Oh, no, she ex
claims to her beating heart. 'What aw
ful neckties he wears.' 'What horrid
horrid taste he bss for dress.' 'Ifow he
smells of hlKhhslls and tobaeco, and what
a pltnle I will have in reforming him.'
And chirti'.nK with glee, ahe graba her
victim, and rushes to the altar."
"It's trie seme anirl that makes a
woinun rtu ii her I'nrla drf fcs, or an im-
cf sentiment, and devout ssplrntlon. "And that isn't all. Kvery dav you run
-htch really are the only things that across women who are so swell in th ir i jort,1 ivit that icbe's paid $ri for as soon
make it worth our while to live. ores they look like a L-allv Hint from I a? bl e s .Is it burnt-, just for thj ie inuro
"If women are so keen on reform, why
don't they reform some of their own
vices?" saked the Bookkeeper.
"Beform." replied the Stenographer,
"consists In preventing other people -from
doing the things you don't enjoy doing
youratijr That's why we women have or
ganised antl-diinklng, anil-swearing and
biitl-smoklng leagues but no anti-gadUIng
or anti-bridge playing societies, or Chris
tian Women's Temperance Tslklurf
"Klght-t.:" cxriaiintj the Bookkeeper.
Q. "What are we to understand by in
finitude, and can there be more than one
I. "Has there ever been created an ab-
t. "If the answers are In the affirms- j
tlve, how are we to interpret esrnlpotent,
omniscient and omnipresent?" B. 8., M.
P., Han Jose, Cat
A. It Is not known whether there Is
or can be an Infinitude of matter and of
mind. The theory advocated en almost
every page Is that mind created electrons,
since nothing else exists. And this fact,
not a theory: Electrons are directed
where to go, and when, and exactly what
te do, to form Into atoms of matter, by a
mighty mind, or know all of these things
themselves. I have presented a great
number of facts from recent rcienoe,
notably the new higher chemistry, spec-tro-chemlatry,
Owing to the failure of copy
for "The Goddess" to reach
The Dee In time, publication
of the serial will be tempor
arily Interrupted. The copy
Is apparently lost In the malls.
A duplicate haa been tele
graphed for, and on its arrival
publication of this Intensely
interesting serial will be im
ultra-violet energy wave, microscopy and
recent researches in biology, as In nuclei
snd cell formation. A line Is drawn be
tween directivity and activity, and tho
sum total of facta recently discovered,
and here presented, lead on toward di
rectivity. The contest rages around and
about the formation of atoma by elec
trons. The words Infinitude, omniscience,
omnipresence and omnipotence are In
cluded. Q. "What ia the'difference of velocity
between actinic rays snd purple light
t- "Why are Infra-red rays almost one
half less in speed"
3. "Why does the greenish color of
coronlum (the substance extending be
tween the earth's atmosphere and the
sun) change color Instantly "on entering
the earth's enveloping atmosphere to
4. "Is there any coloring matter In the
purple rays of electricity'" John T. Bold,
riprlng field. O.
A. I. None. S. Infra-red rays are at
same speed as all of the others; not half
i nor any other rate; velocities are equal,
t. Qreenlah color does nut change to
I bluish while. 4. No.
could do him a favor and lend him SI,
which 1 did. It Is now past two month
and I have not heard from him since. I
called him up on Ihe phone a fid lie told
me ho Is busy Juat now and will call roa
up later, which he never did. Wrote to
him twh-e and he does not answer my
lettt-ra. I'!eas. advl-e what to do.
AN ANXIOUS JUCADER.
When a girl lends a man money she
makes a bad bargain, for she seems to
buy bis . If-respoct and to mortgage his
liking for her. Iiorothy IHx wrote of this
In The Fvenlng I tee wiawly and well Just
a few wo ks ago I am afraid you will
not recover either your friend or your
dollar-hut It is well spent If it teaches
you how weak and contemptible he Is.
Just forget the dollar and the debtor.
Advice to Lovelorn
aaAimioa TAxarax i
j The Ctrl Who Leads Mas) Money.
rear Miss Fairfax'. 1 am 20 and went
out with a young man of thit same age
I for over a year. One day ha tout me he
w aa short of momy and asked me if I
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