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THE HEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 13. 191.-).
The Bees Home Maazitie Page
By Jane McLean
She chose a mate when life at eighteen seemed
A splendid chance, to leave or take; she dreamed
Of him aa great and famed afar, and wine.
The lljht of battle gleamlR In hi eye;
A king as he of towered C'Amclot
Is king, no beardless, braggart youth, and not
A dreamer, but a hero; one who can
Fulfill in every sense the term of man.
At twenty-five she smiled and knelt no more
In homage, and no longer did she pour
A life's devotion Into Idle dreams.
Nor did she view llfo wholly as It seems.
And so she chose a boy with eager eyes,
Found on his lips the glory of the skies,
Sought In his heart for dreams to match her own,
And, loving, knew thpt he had lived and known.
By Nell Brinkley
Copyright. 191S. Intern' I News Service.
Mysterious Facts About
By GARRKTT P. 8ERVI88.
'I read that people on the coast of Hol
land hear the Hound of battles fought ao
frr off st ea that nothing can be seen
no smoke, no signs of any kind, except
the heavy noise.
"low far can sounds
of guna be heard?
la there any known
broil. ?-A. C."
F.ven if every esn
ton had a voice of
equal power It would
not be possible to
M ermine any fixed
distance at which
the sound would
cease to be heard,
there Is hardly any
thing In nature
more variable and
uncertain than the
t r a n a m I salon of
sound. Changea and Irregularities In the
density of the air, variations In the quan
tity of molature In the atmoaphera, the
Tresence or absence of rain, snow, fog,
cto,, the force and direction of winds and
air currents, obstructions formed by hills,
trees and other objects, and even the na
ture of the surface of the ground passed
oter, all have sn Important offset upon
the range of sound waves.
In 1673 the sound of the guns In a naval
light between the Dutch and English
fleets was heard across England aa far
as Shrewsbury and In the Welsh moun
tains 200 miles from the scene of the
battle. On another occasion the guns In
a sea fight were distinctly heard 130
miles away. Yet sometimes a ship within
right of 'a battle going on between other
ships Is beyond the rang of the sounds.
Pome' of the phenomena connected with
the transmission of sound through the
atmosphere are extremely curious and
surprising. Prof. John Tyndall demon
strated the existence of what have been
called "acoustlo clouds," by which Is
meant Invisible masses of air through
which light paaaes without obstruction,
but which are almost Impenetrable to
the wavea of sound. 'Such acoustic
clouds, which owe their peculiar property
to the special conditions of atmospheric
pressure prevailing within them, would.
If they chanced to Intervene between the
battling ahlps and a nearby ahore, render
the sound of the guns Inaudible to per
sons who could see the smoke and the
Similar effects occur on land, where
they are complicated by the Interference
of objects on the surface of the ground.
Battles have been lost through the
failure of waiting troops to hear the
sound of guns Intended as signals. to
them. The effect of .the wind In stop
ling or diverting sound waves -Is - fa
miliar. In the caae of a' distant battle
eroma winds prevailing somewhere In the
Intervening space, but unfelt at the place
occupied by the listeners, would sutftoe
to render the sounds Inaudible. .
Clouds reflect and .echo sounds almost
aa solid objects would do, and this Is
probably the cause of the long rolling of
thunder. In fact, otherwise unnoticed
echoes often produce a partial extinction
of sound through the Interference of the
wavea Everybody has noticed that sounds
are usually heard farther at night thsn
by dsy. The main cause of this Is the
absence at night of atmospherlo deflec
tions and echoes produced In the daytime.
A remarkable example was noted by
Humboldt In South America. lie found
that the noise made by the falls of the
Orinoco waa Incomparably louder and
steadier at night, and he discovered the
explanation In the fact that between him
snd the falls Isy a broad grassy 'plain,
dotted over with protruding rocks. By
day these rocks became hot, while the
surrounding grass remained cool, the con
sequence being that currents of heated
air rose from th rooks, producing great
Irregularities of density In the atmosphere
above the plaina.
The sound waves from the. falls were
deflected and broken up In passing
through the agitated a'r, hut at night,
when the whole plain had sunk to a
common temperature, this Interruption
ceased and the roar of the falling water
waa conveyed to a great dlstsnce very
i clearly and distinctly.
The loudness, or Intensity, of a sound
depends upon the density of the air In
which It Is produced. For this reaaon
guns discharged from airships at a great
elevstlon must make less noise than they
would If discharged on the surface of
the ground. Prof. Tyndall concluded
from his experiments at Mont Plane that
If tha . ssme. cannon whose report waa
heard on the summit of the mountain
when fired In the valley of Chamounl
below, were fired on the mountain top.
no sound would be heard at Chamounl.
In the first case the sound waves were
excited 1 In dense air from which they
could easily pass to the lighter air above,
but In the second case they would be set
going In rare air, and would consequently
possess less power of penetration on en
countering the heavy air of the valley.
A sound wave consists of an alternate
compression and reduction of the air. A
singular result of this waa noted after
a great powder explosion at Ertth. Eng
land, In 184. The leaded glass windows
of a church several miles away were all
strongly bent Inward on all sides of the
church. The explanation was given In
these words: 'The sound wave on reach
ing the church separated light and left,
and, far a moment, the edifice was
clasped by a girdle of Intensely com
pressed air which forced all Its windows
Inward." The subsequent dilation of the
air was insufficient to force the bent
panes back Into shape.
C Advice to Lovelorn
T XXATSXCa TAEBvTAX "
Devote Yoaraelf to Work.
Pear Miss Fairfax: I am 11 and re
cently renewed an acquaintance nroaen
off by a quarrel three years ago.
Phe is weauny ana i am nui. i wnnoi
afford to keep up with her former as
sociates and have told her I would not
like her to sacrifice herself for me.
Khali I devote my time ana ariecuon 10
her now, or shall I strive to forget her?
Teu owe It to your parents and to
yourself to work hard and try to get on
In the world, rather than to spend your
energies In giving a wealthy young girl
who does not need your attention a good
The Marrtaare of Coaalns.
Dear Mias Fairfax: I am keeping com
pany with a couatn of m'ne, who la quite
a few years older than myaelf. We love
each other very much and would like
to get married. My parenta object .:. this
for two reaaons one becauae we are
cousin and tha other because he la much
older. He la very well educated and haa
a good poaltlnn with a large salary.
I have answered letters line yours
again and again and . wlah this simple
fact would s'nk . Into the minds of all
my readers; Cousins should not marry.
No people who are blood relations have a
right to become husband and wife this
Is for jibe good of the race and can be
explained by any student of eugenics.'
n 1 ":;!::'::' &t 1
j teiaksBs WiaaB b!sbis1
Try this easy way to
I a e
cieor your stun wren
Bathe your (ace for several minutes
with Resinol Soap and warm water,
working the creamy lather into tha
skin gently with the finger-tips. Then
With off with more Resinbl Soap and
warm water, finMiing with a dash of
clear cold water to close tha pores,
Do tiiis once or twice a day, and you
will be astonished bow qukkly tha
i r. il mg, amLfeeptk Resinol medication
soothes and cleanses the pores, re
tiiovc jiioiplea and blackheads, and
leaves the complexion clear, fresh
If the skin Is In bad condition
through neglect or an unwise use of
cosmetics, apply a little Reslnol Oint
ment and let it remain on ten min
utes before the final washing with
hM ardftcbllr colarW. iu rkk
Wows etiag aadraly 4m u en Rwd SaUum
k eniaiaa, Snli by all SrutMa eaa Malara ia
Suttal (ttofe. km tnm cak t4 trul !
fcwaol OtMMst write lsl VP, Kaaeol.
Phyiiumt hsv prturiiud Resixfl
OuUmtra for vr twenty ytn in
trmiwunttftkix amJuaJ afftt turns.
' X - ' '' ''IhH jdp I&f i Ns
. The roan blew a ring Into the shadows and, smiling at It, swept
It into nothing with a flirt of his hand.
"My next love I met, without an Introduction, In the middle of
tha street! !She came down a gravol-walk, carrying a great, black-'
faced rat in a bundle against her little chest. - He had run away i
could see that. Her yellow hair . swung like tw0 little banners
pennanta from under her round fur hat. Her eyes were gray, like
two bright lakes. Her mouth was a patrician little affair, deeply '
curved, glossy and tricksy. - Her little cloth coat stretched tight
across her round little body, bo that the buttons in front clung gal
lantly onto tha buttonholes with all their might.
" 'Have you a little glrlT" she aaked, when her little tan .shoes
lagged close to my great ones. A pair of gray eyea searched mine,
and below the gray ones the golden ones from a black face gazed, too.
"And I, out of college,' in the swim of tha world current, at the
serious business of 'digging' myself Into a niche in the world, shook
" 'If you haven't I will be your little girl. And if you haven't
a boy I will be your boy, too. My name is Phyllis John. After my
mother and my father. 80 I can be Johnny, too!'
"I accepted my new flame on the spot. How can I tell you the
dreams, tha play-times, the walks, tha confidences, that went to
make up my love affair with Phyllis Johnny? Can I show you the
stuff that a young man's love for a' tiny rlttle maid is made of T All
the best I had I gave her. There was never anything like it noth-
ing so delicate, so tender, ao gigantic, so merry In life until my
own tiny girl came to me years after, and Phyllis' Johnny was a Btory
that I told to her! . '. i
"Phyllis John held my young man's heart in her two snowy
little hands, knew my dreams and breathed the smoke of battle
along with me. .Phyllis .John tided me over a rip-tiae, where I
whirled in the current, fighting and poor, lonesome, where I hun
gered for feminine sympathy, and yet needed all the strength of my
heart and the entirety of my brain to succeed!
"I could afford to go about with a girt like Phyllis John! Pop
corn and the circus thrilled her nd we saw all these wonders to
gether while. this, my child-flame, lasted.
"Phyllis John's black-aatin 'cat with the golden eyes has gooa
long since to Join. his shadowy Egyptian fathers and Phyllis John
is a slim, pretty woman, .with the same bands of bannery hair.
Phyllis John's husband is somewhere at the front, and Bhe is not far
behind the firing line, driving a motor ambulance, I thinkl
v . "-over Phyllis John's gallant breast is buttoned the earth
colored uniform of her husband's country and, thinking of that, t
see her small, soft arms holding tight across her childish shape, t
wonder if He knows how sweet a little maid she was!
"But that was long sgo that was and see how the snow's
fallen on my hair since then! ' NELL BRINKLEY.
Liberality is Too
Limited. Both in
Money and Love
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Copyright 1915, Star Company.
Charge them mat are rich In this
world, that they be not high-minded, nor
trust In uncertain rlchos, but in the liv
ing Ood, who glveth us richly all things
to enjoy; that they do good; that they be
rich In good works, ready to distribute,
wiling to communicate; laying up In
store .for themselves a good foundation
against the time to come, that they
may lay hold on eternal life. t Timothy,
vl: 17. 18, 1.
That Is a good text for some of the
pastors on our wealthy churches to, tain
from these days. But, In truth, nowhere
in the world can be found greater liber
ality ' In tho way of giving money to
charity than rlfrht in our own land.
Even those millionaires who are classed
among the "stingy" and close-fisted give
enormoua sums to people and Institutions
through some liberal member of their
households each year.
And, indeed, why should they not give
even tenfold what they do these multi
For once a man has a oomfortable home
and Is assured Independence in his old
age for himself and his dear ones, why
should he leave accumulating millions for
Idle, aelflsh descendants to wrangle over?
There must be great Joy in the heart
of even half-awakenod men and women
ho realise that almost unlimited power
lies In their hands at this time of year
toward mitigating temporarily the suf
fering which falls under their notice. "
I dare say these enormously wealthy
people are no less tender-hearted than
the rest of us; and each one of us knows
what peculiar pleasure Is derived from
helping some less fortunate fellow
creature over a hard place In the Journey
of life a pleasure wholly unlike that of
any purely personal enjoyment,
At No. 318 East Fifteenth street. New
York, there Is a house where the work of
Ood Is going on every hour of the twenty-
rour and every day of tha year.
It is the headquarters for that lo
cality of the Salvation Army; and any
one who queations the sincerity and pur
pose of that wonderful organisation needs
only to visit this house to be convinced
of the philanthropic, aane, wholesome and
helpful work which Is being done for
unfortunate humanity by these good
people. It is the cheapest house In the
metropolis (surely there cannot be two
houses so spick and span and shining
with freshly washed and dusted white
enamel!), and it Is a large house; Indeed,
It Is two houses, and there is an outtooK
on a park; and it la here, where at the
door smiling faces of good women greet
the ' seekers after peace, that the doors
are ever open, and tha night or day the
sin-sick, the poverty-pursued, the unfor
tunate, . the wayfarers along life's road
are welcomed and given help and strength
and courage to start anew.
There are little children In that house,
little children of frail mothers deserted
by their fathers, and these children are
receiving Christian love and care from
the angelic women who by tremendous
Industry, unfaltering : faith and steady
purpose have established this great way
station between earth and heaven for
lost and wandering aouls.
It requires much money to maintain
this home; do not begrudge a contribu
tion to the Salvation Army people when
they ask It of you. If you want to con
vince yourself of the good use made of
money by this organisation ask to be
shown through the house.
But If we cannot all buy coal and pay
rent and give food to needy thousands,
there are leaser acta of benevolence and
brotherly love within our power.
Mony is not the best gift to humanity;
Indeed it is the worst possible gift, save
In cases of absolute suffering and tlmea
of dire need; but to give a weak soul
strength, a cowardly soul courage, a
lonely soul love and an erring soul hope
that la the real benevolence, because
It la the gift which lasts and helps both
the giver and tho receiver.
Perhaps while you are wishing you had
millions to bestow upon worthy chari
ties you have neglected to see the down
cast look and troubled face of soma
member of your own household; a hus
band, a wife, a child, a - parent. a
brother or sister, who may be experi
encing trials and worries unknown ta
It la a sad fact that many a aoul
passes through the garden of 3ethse
mane and those under the same roof and
untied by the nearest blood that never
suspect Its sorrow. The eyea of sym
pathy axe oft-times too far-sighted and
overlook the duty which lies nearest.
Perhaps your neighbor or your friend
baa made a mistake, committed an error
or wronged you in some small matter.
A word of forgiveness and a look of for
getfulness would be the best gift you
could bestow . today.
Were you to pay all the rents for a
whole parish of poor people. It might not
serve as good a purpose in the ultimate
"Charge them that are rich In this
world, that they be not high-minded."
That means you as much aa It means
your millionaire neighbor, for If you
have health and work and faith in Ood
and your own soul, then indeed you are
rich, and you have much to bestow upon
The Most Contemptible Man
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By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
There Is probably no more contemptible
masculine creature than the man who
forces his altorUon on unwilling. Indiffer
ent and even frightened women a ho have
the hard luck to rlda In public convey,
ancea Street car flirtations In which a
fooltih giH coyly encourages an admiring
n-an are bad enoush and all too aadly
frequent. But one of the moat diaguetlng
Phaara of life In any city Is the fact that
It develops conceited beasts who conalder
all women fair and fairly willing game.
Recently a girt friend of mine was fac
ing a very absorbing problem. On it her
entire attention was focused; she had a
limited ubm U'wUlch te figur out a
matte) ef grave Importance, and ahe went
about thinking deeply of her problem.
That problem happened to have to do
with a man for whom aha cared Intensely,
and so all men other than he were tem
porarily' eliminated from her generally
One morntng the girl 1 was compelled
to take a long ride in a crowded oar.
Throughout the ride she was vaguely
conscious of tha fact that soma one
acroas the aisle was focusing attention
00 her. But she waa never Intereated
enough to lit her eyes and exarnle her
observer after the first glanos bad told
her it was no one she knew.
8na teached her destination still Intent
00 ber . problem, and aa abe walked
through the station she waa both sur
prised and annoyed to hear some one at
her side inquiring. "Down for a day'a
ahoppingr" It hardly seemed that the
address waa directed to her, so aha con
tinued to thluk about what was absorb
On went the voice. "I wish you'd take
lunck , with me." Still she Ignored ber
persecutor. Suddenly Insistent fingers
seized her arm and she found herself
gripped by . an emotional stranger who
began protesting at her Indifference.
There were a number of courses the
girl might have pursued. Bhe might have
foi.nd a iwllceman to whom to complain,
and then, have taken with what grace
she could the probable neceaalty of ap
pearing la court to make a complaint
against the unpleasant annoyance that
had befallen ber; the might have atopped
and delivered a lecture to the impudent
creature on bis unwarranted ' presump
tion. . Bhe might have made any sort of fuss
hn instead, aha ahook the detaining
hand on ber arm and managed, by con
tinued and elaborate indifference, toi
force her annoyer to a recognition of the
fact that ha might as well give her up
as hopeless. In the end the man slunk
sway exactly like toe beaten cur he .
Bo utterly unworthy of manhood la ,
such aa affair as this that I bate to be-!
lieve any decent, normal man would be '
capable of it. And yet I've seen similar
affairs being enacted all too often. ,
There are men who absolutely without
the excuse of any feminine encourage
ment attempt to force their ewa stupid,
unwelcome and contemptible attentions
on some women who would never stoop
to scraping acquaintance with them.
There la nothing clever or amusing or
In any way admirable in suph an ad
venture. It simply marks a maa who
attempts to pursue it aa utterly contemp
tible and not at all worthy of any of the
things la snanhood.
THIRTY FOURTH STREET
AT PARK AVENUE
conotnlentlg situated hotel
in New York
Thirty-ihird Street Suhwajt
WALTON II. MARSHALL