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Why We Quarreled
No. 10 The Man's Shi
The Huahand Who Objected
to Hair Dye and Houge Tells
II in story. : : : :
By VIRGINIA TKKHUNK VAN
. Copyright, 1915. Star Company. .
It la eald that nrnurt vain., lVrhap
they. are. In yw- but I told. my wife
one you do. not see a man watching his
mirror 'tp discover If he is beginning to
look old.' ' " ' ' ' ' ' . 1
"No wonder!" Laura jeered when 1
made this remark. "It makes no differ
ence to a man If he la no longer young.
Gray hairs give him an air of distinc
tion.' If he has lived properly the1 yeXra
refine and Improve his face. But with
a woman the case is entirely different.
Why. here are you over 45 yet, were you,
single.' any5 young girl would bo proud
to have you court her. Tou would be as
eligible for marriage as when you were
26 la fact more eligible. But aa for
I "interrupted her with a laugh. I could
not help it. "Great Scott!" I exclaimed.
"Is that what's worrying vou? Are
you thinking of getting married again?
Well, my dear. I don't mean to give you
a chanoe. I hope not to shuffle off this
mortal ooll- for some time yet."
,"Oh!" she ejaculated. "How mean you
are: to make, fun of, me when you know
that is not at all what I mean! I only
said that to Illustrate what I was trying
to tfrove-rthat ago does not make a man
less attractlVe. Jt , makes a hag of a
woman. And I'm going to fight it as
long as I possible can."
:To this end she takes swimming les
sons, physical culture. Turkish baths,
facial massage, eta. I acknowledge that
all these. things keep her In good condi
tion but they use much valuable time
and money. And In spite of them all
she still sees the dreaded crows' feet at
the corners of . her pretty eyes and the
gray threads In her abundant hair.
'At least she saw the gray, threads until
a year ago. - Then she; went to a hair
specialist and consulted him. 8he told
me ofhla verdict, .-.
"He says," she explained with a rapld
! liy' of' utterance that betrayed her ner
vous fear of my disapproval,' "that if I
go to' him regularly ho can restore my
hair to-, the color tt was in childhood."
"It's--very nearly that color now, isn't
It?" I asked. "It was always dark brown
- of course." ' , ,'
"Oh,-, no. It wasn't!" she denied. "It
was a kind of reddish chestnut shade."
'I looked skeptical. "I am surprised to
hear 'that," I ovserved, "for with such
dark, eyes and such a brunette skin as
yours one would' not expect' light hair,
, even In a child." ' "
,' She Ignored this, and went on to tell
me of what the "specialist" had said. I
saw that she Intended to take his treat-
ment and I offered no objection Just then.
.-:ThJlralmeni.'ieiitalnly changed. the
color of Jaura's hair. Reddish and
i bronze streaks soon appeared among the
brown-locks, and at the end-of a-few
month she had rick auburn Jiftlr-. '
"Just exactly -what .1 had In my girl
hood'.Jhe told me proudly. "8o many
people .adrnlr it now that I am glad to
have It restored to me again after all
these years. Jacquet Is surely a wonder."
I gaxed , often at those Titian tresses
and always with a lingering doubt in
my-mind. I did not tell my wife then
that this striking shade of hair was abso
lutely unsutted to her skin. It make her
complexion lo'olc.paqty and faded. At last
aI--deided to ; ascertain the truth of my
. auspicious. ..Jacques .. was not the only
fashionable' halr-dreeser and specialist in
.town, -and I went to another whose repu
diation was equally good.
."Is It possible," -I asked him, "to re
store dark brown hair to the color of
" Its youth a dark red shade?"
f'But certainly, monsieur," the voluble
' ' Frenchman declared with a twinkle In
. his eyes. "We have wonderful conv
pounds now and peroxide and henna will
' I did not smile. "I mean Just what I
. say," I told him. "Can hair -be restored
by any natural process to a lighter color
without being bleached or dye.', for in
stance?" - He ceased to grin. "Indeed, no, mon
eleur. It Is absolutely Impossible without
..the use of art. That Is why our excel
lent and unexcelled coloring preparations
are so valuable'.
' T fc.il hAHrd enough. It was henna then
that gave my wife's hair Us beautiful ,
hues. ' I
Bhe knows now that I know this. Tet j
such Is my loyalty to her that I uphold 1
o our friends her statement that she has
'. 'restored her hair by massage, etc ir
she fibs I must fib, too.
' ' Nevertheless, such is also my disap-
' proval that, not long ago I broke the
silence that had kept me from open critl-
' clsm of her complexion, and told her
that her renovated tresses made her look
pale and old. She was startled, I saw,
and an expression of determination came
to her lips. I did not understand It then,
'. tint I understood it a few evenings later
when she appeared at dinner, at which
' we were entertaining some friends, with
an exquisite pink flush In her cheeks.
At first 1 attributed this glow to the
. fact that she had been walking briskly
V,that afternoon in the cold air. But
when I remained throughout the evening
I changed my Ideas. When cur guests
ad departed I asked her what she had
' been doing to her face.
' . "I had a facial massase , thla after
noon," she replied, turning away hastily.
"It always brings the color to my
-:- "You allowed the maeseuro to put on
artificial color, too!" I accused.
' "Well, what If I did!" she exclaimed.
nYon't you let me make myself look
decent-even If I am growing old?"
' "I'U let you make yourself look decent
but not indecent!" I declared. "As i
do not care to have my wife look like
the type of woman who dyes her hair
and paints her face. I forbid your doing
to any longer."
Bhe pretends to have obeyed me but at
N,lmea, when we are in company, I still
"aot an unnatural pink tinge on her
cheeks, and her hair still retains the
restored color of Its youth."
Ttsse for Ills Lark to Chaaare.
He Was your father very angry when
you told him of our engagement?'
bhe Not particularly, ile said he had
been rather fortunate In the stock mar
ket of late figured it was about time
for his luck to turn. Rlcbmoai Times-iiispatcb.
make a charm
i n g 9 u i t in
Four yards of.
cost $14; three
yards of satin
to line the coat,
Our Wonderful Reserve Power
How the Human Body Stores Up Surplus Energy for Use in Emergencies.
By Woods Hutchinson, A. M., M. I.
Nature can be economical to the verge
of penuriousness on occasion? but she
likes to conduct her main operations upon
a liberal scale and a wide margin. She
believes with George Eliot that any In
telligent calculation of the expected must
include a certain amount of the unex
pected. In most of our transactions a
little too much Is Just enough, because
you never can tell what may happen.
For Instance, In the Important and en
joyable matter of food and work she bal
ances accounts like an expert bookkeeper:
so many pounds of .food containing so
many heat units (calories) eaten, on the
one side; on the other, so much work
done with arm and heart, so much heat
given off, so much waste, . so much
weight, gained or growth made. Add up
the tr.o columns and they balance to an
ounce or a per cent of a kilowatt. To
keep one's self fit, in good working con
dition, without loss of weight or strength,
we must eat just so many pounds, so
many calories, or "run Into the red" In
our body bookkeeping and suffer the con
sequences. But when It comes to the broader and
far deeper question of keeping alive, I
noiaing soui ana ooay together, upon
scanty or insufficient rations, nature dis
plays unexpected resources and an as
tonishing power of reserve.
We need, unquestionably, a liberal
amount of food every day to keep up a
good head of steam an I prevent deterio
ration of the plant. But if we don't get
it and obtain only three-quarters, or
half, or even a third of that amount, we
do not immediately fall ill and die; on
the contrary, we pull ourselves together,
do rather less work or poorer quality,
draw upon our Internal reserves, live
on our fat, as the saying Is. and make the
best wo can of the situation. And that
"best we can" may endure not merely
for months, but even for years, other
wise, two-thirds of us would not be here.
For, as one of our best known econo
mists bitterly and tersely puts it, "L'p
to seventy-five yeaTs ago three-fourths
of the population of Europe never knew
what it was to have all they could eat
at any one time in the course of their
Uvea, and were never comfortably warm
from November to May."
We cannot only continue to live n
very Insufficient amounts of food, but
we can even live for a very considerable
time without any food at all, providing
that we have plenty of water to drink
and can remain at rest In moderate com
fort and warmth.
Thla wonderful survival power of ours
has Juat been dramatically brought to
our attention by the reports which have
filled the newspapers of the happy res
cue of a group of Pennsylvania miners
who Jiad been burled for nearly a week
by a cave-In. After they had narrowly
escaped drowning by the flood of water
which cau4 the cave-In. they remained
Smart Pin Money Frocks
Republished by Special Arrangement with Harper's Bazar
If velours are
used for this suit
four yards ($14)
three and one
half yards of
satin would be
required to line
the coat ($4.38)
J 4 1 findings, $1.2!
AA Total, $19.G3.
From the November Number of Harper's Bazar.
huddled together for warmth in the wetwho will turn to the records of living en-
clothing for six days, during which time
their only 'food was a portion of a roast
chicken and some pieces of bread left
over In their dinner buckets, and a
few "cookies" of a composition of fish
oil and wax used In tjhtr miners' lamps.
Thla strikes us aa a remarkable feat of
endurance, but, as a matter of fact. It
was probably only a third or fourth of
the endurance of which those sturdy
miners would have been capable If the
rescuer had been longer delayed
reaching them, and waa well within the
limits of what any on of us. even city
dwellers, in a state of reasonably vigor
ous health, would have been able to en
dure and survive without permanent in
jury. The only reason why It strikes us
aa so remarkable and strange Is on ac
count of the very fortunate rarity of In
stances of any sort of complete depriva
tion of food In thla present day of civil
isation. In this sense, "Blessed la the nation
that has -no history," as the shrewd old
French cynic remarked. - But any one
Advice to Lovelorn I
Tell II Ira.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I was In love with
a young man and had a row with him
about a year ago. He then became en
gaged to a young woman and gave her
a nice ring, which she said was too small,
so he broke the engagement. After a
while he asked me If I would go back to
htm again. I said I would, because I
know I loved him. We are soon going to
be engaged. I suppose he Is going to give
me the ring he gave the other girl. I
like him too much to hurt his feelings. I
don't rare If the stone was very small, or
that he gave me none at all. What makes
me feel bad Is to think that the ring was
not got for me; she got it before me.
Don't make yourself miserable over
such a trifle as this. There Is no reason
why you should not be perfectly con
tented with the engagement ring that waa
bought for someone else- Nor, on the
other hand, is there any reason why you
should not susgost your fiance that for
sentimental reasons you would be hap- ,ood lote "tngth much more rapidly and
pier with a ring be had bought specially "Urvs "'' "f lve moderate amounts
for you, and that If tt went cause him I of looho1 or bf ,e or ny of th '0
any Inconvenience or extra expense youicallp(1 veetb'e stimulants and endur
wuM h. murh h.i., . h. M -v. "c 'vers, such ss coooa. mate or tea.
. ... . . . .
you would feel waa purchased with you i
Llstea tn Year Mother.
Dear Mis Fairfax: I am 1 I met
a man three years my senior. He aakei
me to make an appointment w th him.
Kindly let me know whether I am old
tnough to make appoinm-nts, s my
mother objects to my going out. II- B.
Of course you are tco young to go out
with boys, and the fact that your mother
object ought to settle the matter for
you. Don't dream of making appoint
ment without your mother's consent.
three and one-half yards of
J 1 satin to line the coat ($4.38);
A findings, $1. Total, $19.38.
tombmcnt of human being or animal In
mlno accidents, earthquake, avalanohes
or snowslldes, will find that Instead of
being an exception .U Is, on the contrary,
well within and below the average of
survival endurance under these circum
stances. In the frightful earthquake at Messina,
for Instance! a few years ago, there were
a score of 'instances in which not only
men and women, but ponies and dogs.
ln!who had been burled alive, uninjured,
but with good air and mcderate. In some
cases very smalt amounts of water, Just
the leakage along the moist upper sur
face of a ledge in one Instance, survived
two, three and even four weeks and were
ultimately rescued without permanent
injury. In fact, surprising aa It may
seem, there are comparatively few cases
on record of death simply by deprivation
of food in such circumstances under three
weeks. And life In human beings, horse
and dogs has been known to be pre
served for, In some rare Instanoes, as long
us six weeks without a pxrtlole of food.
This extraordinary reserve power of
ours Is also showa by the feat of the
professional fastera, of whom Dr. Tan
ner, the Italian Sued and other are
familiar recent examples. These men at
tained a tremendous amount of notoriety
i by undertaking, usually for a bet or
wager,' to live a certain number of weeks
Many of us remember the excitement
and eager comment when Dr. Tanner
succeeded in reaching his fortieth day of
total abstinence from food, whining his
wager and exclaiming Joyously: "Now
for a good old watermelon." Disbelief
and scepticism were freely expressed on
all sides. The water of which the doc
tor drank copiously during his fast 'was
alleged to have been heavily "stiffened"
with alcohol, to contain large amounts
of Invisible mist essence, or not to be
water at all, but some marvelous and
secrtt tropical elixir of life, a cup of
which had the nutritive power of a loaf
These suspicions, however, were Improb
able on the face of them, for the sim
ple reason that repeated experiments
have shown that animals deprived of
I than If they are given nothing but water
I f rtrink. HeMldes. the tt in Dr. Ten
ner's second fast were so carefully super
vised and controlled by competent physi-
clans and scientists aa to leave little rea
sonable doubt thst his abstlnenoe from
food was genuine and complete.
Indeed, what really happened was that
a score of local Imitator of the great
faster sprsng up In different parts of
ths country and many of them, in the
language of the day, "beat him to it,"
equalling and a few exceeding his fea
Bo that the edge and ths distinction wers
quickly taken off hi reputation; and
Velveteen is well suited to this
simple suit; four yards forty
inches wide are required ($14) ;
when Buoci actually succeeding In accom
plishing the astounding boa-constrictor-like
feat of going sixty days without a
particle of. food all mere thirty or forty
day f asters were out of the running en
tirely ' and" could hardly draw a crowd
at a county fair sideshow.
Rat don't est Safe Horn
Matches. They can't be mad
to eat them. That' been proved.
Safe Home Matches are mad
of ingredient which, although
non-poisonous, ar obnoxious
8c Alt grocers.
XV is a careful
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Making a Fuss
By BKATKIC1E FAIRFAX.
Most women are potential heroines. In
emergency. In danger, a woman who Is
worth the name Is self-saorlflcing and
brave. Many a woman who shrieks at
sight of a mouse or a beetle will climb
three flights of stairs In a fire to carry
out a sick child.
Hut, after all. life Isn't made up of
emergencies. Few of us ever have the
rhnnce to prove ourselves heroines. And
the Judgment of the world Is based on
how we face the mice of life rather than
on what we do when we meet Its lions
In keeping with the tendency to face
great dangers and shrink at little, ones,
woman bears great sorrows and fright
ful tragedies nobly and well and agitates
herself to the point of a nervous break
down over negligible palna and trifling
My grandmother actually went out as
a nurse during an epidemic of cholera
In a little western city. And she fairly
made my youth a nightmare by her
hysterica over the thunderstorms that so
frequently visit the middle west.
Woman has a certain pioneer quality
that makes her face bravely all tremen
dous emergencies and fuss and fume over
things unworthy to take any of her en
ergy. How many women make their hus
band's lives miserable by their Insistence
that all sorts of trifling dates be remem
bered. I have a friend who has gone to
bed with a nervous headache for no more
overwhelming cause than the faet that
her husband forgot the anniversary of
the first day he ever saw her.
She expected a man who had a business
to swing and large affairs to manage so
that he might give her luxury and ele
gance, to do all that with one lobe of
his brain and with another to remember
to call her up every day at noon to tell
her what his whole life was proving
that he loved her. Because he couldn't
remember such things, she nagged him
to the point where everyone expected
separation or divorce to put a period to
their love story.
And then came a crash, Mr. 'Smith
lost practically his entire fortune and
with It most of his credit. And neuras
thenic, nervous Mary Smith rose from
her bed, put on a gingham apron, went
Into the kitchen she had not visited In
ten years and set to making Jam.
The Smiths are on the high tide to
fortune again because Mary, who could
not bear to have her lightest wish neg
lected and her lightest whim forgotten.
could bear the loss of everything that
had previously made the whole of her
Women are like that. And men will
never fully . understand It. Without a
whimper Eve bears things that would
almost Justify her In shrieking to high
heaven. She either endure them with a
traglo passlveness that commands re
spect, or she gets up and, with Ama
sonlan force, conquers them.
But no woman who ever lived failed
to suffer when the man she loved prom
ised to telephone her at noon and had
not summoned her by 1 o'clock.
Perhaps because so few of us have any
thing better to think about, we think
about trifles. Perhaps, aa we go out
Into a. world of larger interests, we will
conquer the selftove that makes us de
mand constant proof of fealty.
Until we do, until we learn not to make
I ! IM MSSMBSSSSSS
Rats Don't Eat
Safe Home Matches
to rodent. Safe Horn Matches
light easily, but not too easily.
They ar safe afe and sura.
Stick ar e x tra long extra strong.
They cost no more thaa other
brand of matches.
Ask for them by nam.
selection of choicest leaf fat
open kettle by the Armour method
richness makes it go a full
Pastry made with "Simon Pure" is both de
licious and digestible.
"Simon Purm", packed in air-tight pails, is oU
under the Armour Oval Label the mark
.. ...ii lefcan
ii funs over trifles, we are bound to suf
fer needlessly. Loyalty, friendship, lov
Itself are all proven In large ways. No
failure In trifles undermines or disproves
the beauty of any' large devotion. And
until we learn not to demand constant
proof or affection, not to fuss over tri
fling omissions In attention and thought
fulness we must Indeed be "the weaker
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