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THE BEK: OMAHA, TUKSIUY, MAKCll 7, 191fi.
tasmons -:- tleaim Hints - HQman7s MorA; -:- Household Topics
By WILLIAM P. KIRK.
Alone he counts his shining gold;
The night is dark, the house is still.
He shivers, for he is not bold;
He Is so weak, he is so old
Some thief might come to stb, to kill.
The yellow dross he fingers o'er
As lovers pat a silken tress; '
Hear the coins clinking, score by score!
His soul is shrinking more and more
Drying away to nothingness.
Each past year la a dusty mile
With not one memory sweet to hold.
He never had a friend worth while,
He never saw a baby smile.
Small wonder that be loves his gold !
A strong hand falls upon his throat!
With baby strength he tries to fight.
No more to scheme, no more to gloat;
Whimpering out a last shrill note
HUusoui leaps sobbing through the night.
The little thing he called hia soul,
All shriveled like a flying leaf.
As blind and groping as a mole(
Before it started for its goal
It paused to thank the burly thief.
Quick Decision and
Two Great Assets
j Br ELLA WHEELER WILCOX,
f Oopyrlg-ht, 1916, Star Company.
One ship sails east and another sails
With the verv same winds that blow.
'Tit the set of the sails and not the
That tells them the wav to o.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways
01 late, ,
As we voyage along thro' life.
'Tis the set of a soul that decides Its
And not the calm or the strife.
"About a year ago I was compelled to
Slve up a profession I had been training
for all my life or give up my life. I pre
ferred the former. I took a rest, an op
portunity presented itself In the country
town where I was. I learned a little
something- about the mail order business.
I determined to again visit New York
and secure a better position. I came on,
knowing nobody and with no visible op
portunity in sight. I visited two places,
one the leading monthly magazine of lta
class In the country.
"In the three interviews I had - with
the vice president of the concern I
changed hia Ideas so completely that from
a1 'don't-want' attitude' he not only
thanked me for telling him where his
magazine waa weak, but I had brought
him around to . a 'must-hav-a-man-to-do-what-you-aay
feeling,' and -the only
reason I am not on that publication to
day Is, because while he had been mak
ing: up his mind I bad accepted a position
as correspondent with one of the largest
concerns of the sort in the city. I visited
two places. . I could have secured two
good positions and I am a puny, sickly
looking, undersised Individual at that.
I was so earnest they had to believe me.
Moral: If you don't find an opportunity,
make one. H. A. X"
That Is a good letter, and I am glad
to give it publicity. We are so ready to
me fate for our misfortunes and our
failures, when a little careful analysis of
our own natures and methods would ex
plain many of them. -
The very first thing to cultivate after
honesty of puropose and a belief of your
own divine inheritance is decision.
Make up your mind promptly what
you wilt do in small matters: If It Is
a question of going out or staying In,
or writing or reading a book, of making
a call or taking a walk, decide it, and
then art on your decision. Do not
shilly-shally and waste your mental
energies in indecision or wait to consult
other people regarding it.
Form the habit of choosing a course
of action for yourself, and if you find
on going out that it would have been
wiser to remain at home, ta&e the ex
perience as a lesson on the next occa
sion and lose no time in regrets or
doubts of yourself.
Once you begin to depend upon your
own judgment in small affairs It will
become easier for you to form logical
opinions for your course of conduct In
more serious cffalrs.
Believe In yourself. Remember you
have just as good a right to walk In
Ood's avenues of happiness and sue-
cess ana u
are just ai
ess and usefulness as any one else. Tou
as near the throne aa any mor-
ver lived, or who lives today.
No matter how humble your station
you are an Important part of the uni
verse, or you would not be here.
Keep that always In mind. Then ex
pect good Influences to guide you. Think
of yourself aa encircled by a holy line,
over which nothing but good can pass.
Be In earnest. Be so In earnest that, as
my corresponuent says, people must be
lieve In you.
A young man recently wrote me that
he loved art and liked law: he asked me
to decWe for him whether he should be
come an artist or a lawyer. . He feared
whichever choice he made he would re
gret the idea abandoned. I might as
well advise a weather-vane which way
to' turn as such a man. His own mind
Is laying the foundation of failure.
Learn to choose your own course In
life. Then persevere In it with such
Industry that nothing can move you.
Learn how to hoist your sails and any
wind that blows will take you Into port.
Do You Know That
There are over 10.000 species of Insects
known in Great Britain.
yo game may be taken or killed on
Sundays or on Christmas day In England.
Babies with more than one Christian
nams are taxed In Holland.
t'ameis can travel fifty miles a day for
five days without drink.
Bees have two stomachs.
Worms are aulte deaf.
How Germs Fight
By WOODS Hl'TCHlKAON, M. D.
Not the least of our surprises in ths
recent epidemic of the grip was the dis
covery. In the sputum of a large ma
jority of cases examined, of the pneumo-
coccus, or germ of pneumonia, instead
the the Influents bacillus aa was ex
But this unexpected finding for an
epidemics of pneumonia, though possible,
is a rare and unusual thing and never
reaches a thousandth part of the size
of a grip wave was really of great in
terest and importance.
First and most salutarily, because It
reminds us how much we still have to
learn about these matters, and, second,
because It confirms a growing suspicion
In the minds of our bacterologtnts.
This is that there is an unholy par
tnership between disease germs In their
designs upon the human body a sort
of New Haven conspiracy against the
health of the body or, at least, a gen
According to this, one germ may put
up a stiff Interference, while the other
runs around the end with the ball, or,
perhaps more aptly, one will smash the
wlndowpane and slip the catch while
the other climbs In. through the open
ing and loots the' house.-
Two such partner lit crime, for in
stance, whose collusion la notorious, are
the typhoid germ and the tubercle bacil
lus for recent studies have shown that
those who have recovered from typhoid
fever are for, from two to five years
afterward, nearly four times as liable to
develop tuberculosis as the rest of the
community of their age.
The typhoid germ Is the hbwltser to
batter down the walls of the body de
fenses, the tubercular bacillus the ' In
fantry that march In and take the city.
Another very common, but less dan
gerous, partnership Is that between the
influensa bacillus, or grip germ, and the
pneumococcus. Either one apparently
may make the preliminary attack and
then withdraw and leave the field en
tirely to the other.
So that we never can be certain when
we examine ,the sputum of a case which
looks like pneumonia and find It swarm
ing with influensa germs, or that of a
typhoid case of the grip and find noth
ing but pneumococcus, which of these
pesky bugs began the fight. In the first
place and then disappearing, leaving the
field to Its partner.
It la Just possible that Instead of being
a case of collusion and conspiracy It
Is a case of "dog eat dog." and a fight
to a finish, with the victor retaining
possession of the field. Indeed, we have
already one instance of this sort of
"Faithful Oelert" antagonism between
bugs In that the bitterest foe of the
diphtheria bacillus is the ordinary strep
tococcus of tonsllitls. We actually clear
the throat of lingering diphtheria germs
by spraying It with liquid cultures of
this benevolent coccus bug.
Advice to Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax
Selfish, to Say the Least.
Dear Miss Fairfax: A young man has
been calling on me for almost two years
at least once a week. He has been en
tertained at house parties at both my
home and at the homes of my friends,
and has never seemed to feel called upon
to send me flowers, candy or to take me
to any place of amusement where he
had to pay.
He will go to a basket ball game, a
dance or to the theater, and see me
there with another fellow, and will ask
me when he calls If I enjoyed the game
or theater or if I had a good time at
the dance; but will never ask me to go
the next week.
He has a very good position, and works
steadily. He is about 23 years old. pleas
ant company, and a perfect gentleman.
What would you think of him? He is
so different from the other young men
who received the same courtesies.
He came over the night after Christ
mas and did not even bring me a box
of candy. Not that I wanted a present,
but I think that waa rather cheap.
Do you think I ought to bother with
him? At a dance, which he does not
take me to. he will want to dance with
me all evening, causing a few arguments.
It seems to me that this young man
la very selfish. While I do not approve
in any way of the modern type of girt
who demands all sorts of expensive at
tentions, I disapprove even more heartily
of a man such aa you describe who seems
to feel no need of offering some of the
little courtesies and generosities friends
naturally show each other. I hope you
do not fancy yourself In love with him,
for ha la probably the type to whom
aelf would always be the primary con
sideration. Xot Introduc d Yet
"This apartment Isn't big enough to
wing a cat In."
"Never mind, my dear, I guess we'll
ret along. Swinging a cat hasn't been
ntroduced as a danotni- 'trure as yet."
How Women Heighten Their Charms
Garrett P. Serviss Writes Concerning the Genius of the Fair Sex for Self-Adornment
Since the Days of the Cave Dwellers.
The pictures which accompany this
article are full of philosophical sugges
tions. All over the world woman's prin
cipal occupation, when she follows her
natural bent. Is to add to the charms
which nature gave her in order to make
herself so much the more Irresistible. To
them that have more shall be given,
and from them that have not shall be
taken away eveiv that which they have.
It Is easy for women to Increase their
beauty and attractiveness, but when men
try to adorn themselves thsy usually make
a lamentable failure of It. Look at the
Dyak girl of Barneo, with her waist
hoops, composed of hundreds of little
brass rings crowded together on invis
ible cores of cane, and adorned with
belts of silver oolns, bar necklace of
beads, and her hair ornament of silver
filagree. No civilised belle Is, relatively,
a finer eight than she. And so, too, the
Kaffir girl, with her wonderful ohignon,
plays upon the susceptible hearts of hef
male admlrera with Irresistible effect.
It la so everywhere. Read Herman
Melville's account of the romantio belles
of the aaanlbal village In the savage
valley of Types, or the narratives of the
early explorers f the fascinating Pa-
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-fv-i l ,
Professor Serviss Points out that Women's Genius for Self -Adornment is Universal and Pot
ennial. Here is Shown the Kaffir Belle, with Her Remarkable Chignon, While
the Dyak Girl, Above, is Even More Elaborately Ingenious.
clflo island of Tahiti, where the women,
fairer than any one had dreamed of
finding In a Polynesian race, heightened
their beauty by the arts of dressing.
ornamentation and deportment. Thus
they so affected the sensibilities of their
white visitors that they had captains and
mates, bo'suns and tarry jacks at their
feet, while the hope of every crew of ad
venturers In the South seaa was that
By "T. P. M." ,
Most people grow old In mind sooner
than In body. The mental state, of
course, reacts on the body, especially on
the face, and for that reason one sees a
settled look of age creep Into the faces
of men and women who are still phys
ically young and In women this means
the loss of comeliness.
One sometimes hears a woman say with
pride that she haa lived in the same
house for ten yeara or more, or that she
has gone to the same holiday resort every
summer. A man perhapa boasts that he
has risen at the same hour every morn
ing, breakfasted at the same hour, trav
eled to and from buslntes by the same
train, lunched at the same restaurant.
Buch people will generally be seen to look
set and old for their yeara.
Regular habits, no doubt, form as Im
portant factor in a successful lite, but
they have this unquestionable drawback.
Women grow mentally old even earlier
than men. Their lives are more monoton
ous, and it Is this which ages their minds
and blemishes their looks.
The best recipe for preserving youthful-
ness of nrind and body is to secure vari
ety. Change your house when you feel
you are growing stagnant Oo to live In
new district Bee new people; Strive
to acquire new ideas. Vary the hour of
rising. If you take luncheon out never
go always to the same plaoa. If you
travel do not always use the same method
Do not go out at fixed hours, but some
times In the morning, sometimes In the
afternoon, agin In the evening. J know
a man' and his wife who have always
worn aa expression of boredom and wear
iness. One night on calling lata I nm
surprised by the look of animation In
"We've been out for a walk In the
moonlight," she said. "It was delight
ful. The first time I have been for a
walk after nightfall for ten years."
it was the novelty that brousrht back
the sparkle and life to their faces.
If you want to remain young tn mind
and keep such comeliness as was given
you, secure variety. Try any simple
change rather than remain stagnant
Move the furniture from place to place
and from room to room; change the cur
tain, the pictures and the wallpaper.
xry new diets. Throw yourself sest-
freeh pursuits. The simple
health and beauty is just
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they might at least catch a glimpse of
the charmers of that fairy Island.
With beauty goes taste, the skill and
the Innate knowledge of self-adornment.
The wise man takes bis wife's advice In
choosing his clothes. Woman's suppre
macy In this respect began long before
history was written. There Is proof that
it existed In ths days of the cave dwell
ers. I have seen piotures from prehis
toric caverns In the Pyrenees where,
In spite of the crudity of the drawings,
the women are plainly dlstlnguishabU
from the men by superior and charac
teristic personal adornaient chignons,
gracefully draped garments and the sug
gestion of more sinuous bodily move
ments. Don't permit yourself to doubt that
there was "society" In those days, and
that the women managed to make them
selves queenly, even when they had no
better materials to work with than skins,
furs, bone needles and hairpins scraped
t of the reindeer's horns or plucked
from some long-thorned bush. The
Eskimo women of today show what fe
male genius can accomplish In that way
with the moat primitive materials.
When man adorns himself It Is with
something that heightens the appearance
or at least the suggestion, of courage
and fighting ability. It was doubtless so
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in the Stone Age also. In 187) the skeleton
of a powerful man was found tn a cav
ern near Mentone on the Italian riviere,
lying under a thick coating of limestone
which must have required many thous
ands of years for Its deposition, and
kround his head waa a chaplet of stags'
teeth. It required courage to kill a stag
when there were no weapons but erode
flint arrow-heads, or knotty clubs. When
Schllemann dug into the ancient graves
at. Mycenae the skeletons of the men
wete found surrounded with weapons
and those of the women with personal
ornaments calculated to adorn beautiful
faces and figures.
When nature produced woman she re
versed her rule about the relative beauty
of the sexes. Among the lower animals,
the male la generally the more attractive.
Look at the comb-crowned and bright
plumaged rooster and compare him with
the plain-coated hens. Among the peafowl
It la the male- who oarrles the glorious
Iridenscent fan with Its Argus eyes. Al
most everywhere among the birds, the
males are the beauties, while the females
are plain and relatively unadorned. A
similar rule generally prevails among
four-footed beasts. But in our own kind
It wss the woman who was made to be
beautiful, and endowed with the talent
for decoration, and man was expected to
appreciate the flattery of her attention.
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Am HtduinM jlrmtur Jtaturi. fml. mpplu
The spicy richness
Armour's mild Star cure
intensified by smoking in the
Stockinet Covering Armour's
way of retaining the rich
natural juices and improv
ing the flavor. The Oval
Label identifies it as
Buy the ham
whole and remove
Stockinet yourself. If your
dealer cannot supply you, phone
us his name.
ARMOUR A COMPANY
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Two Kentucky Recipes
Kentucky has long been noted for the
delicious food with which Its tables are
spread: the following recipes are excel
lent proofs of deserved fame. They have
been handed down for several genera -
I ""n In a family living In historic Mason
county, and no dinner given In honor of
gueets would be considered complete
without them. F.sch has the merit of
beln easy to prepare, the transparent
pudding being as rich and delicate a
Transparent Puddlng-IJnf Individual
patty pans w.th piecrust. For this, use
one portion of shortening to three of
Hour and a pinch each of salt and bak
ing powder. Ml with very cold water,
using as little water ns possible, rtako
in a moderate oven, not allowing th
pastry to bromn. The filling requrei
one teacup of milk, one and two-thirds
cups of siiRsr. two es. one heapin i
tablespoon of flour, a piece cf butter the
sire cf a turkey egg, and one teaspoon of
anllla. Stir- the flour and sugar to
tether and add the beaten ega; tben
stir this into the hot milk, add the butter,
ana stir until the mixture brl's. Remove
from the fire and add the flavoring.
When it Is nearly cool, half fill tho
raatry cups and cover with white boiled
Pepper Hash Two dosen green sweet
peppers; one dosrn red peppers: fifteen
large onions. Chop all fine, cover with
boiling water for a few minutes, dral
well, scald In weak vinegar and drain
again. Add one p'.nt of vinegar, two teacups-
of sugar and three tablespoons of
salt Heat well and seat In jars.
an example of
never equaled in
the history of cake
decorating an ex
ample of delicious
ness, lightness and
that would be a
pride to any house
wife. It is
ding Cake was
made by Mrs. Mar
ian Cole Fisher
and Miss Pansy
Bowen, both well
Calumet Baking Pn.
der was used because
both tinsse experts use
It xchiblvely lu their
work: and Know U Is
the purest, the safoil,
the modt wholesome
and economical to
So do millions of
housewives who use It
every bakeday so will
you if you try It on the
thlnra hardest to bake.
Send your name and
address for free recipe
and history of the
Wedding Cake. Then
bake one just like it
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For Rough, Wrinkled,
Freckled, Pimpled Skin
As March winds, flying; dust and dirt,
ara apt to Injur any complexion, this In
formation will be ot special value rtsht
now. If you have any cutaneous blemish,
don't 11A0 paint, powder or anything alsa
to cover It up. Too often this only m
phaslses the drf u ltemdes, It's much
easier to remove the disfigurement with
ordinary mnrcoltxed wa. Applied nirhtly
tfca Waa will gradually remove freckles.
plmplt,. moth patches, sallowneas, red or
yellow blotches or tuiy surface eruption.
The affected cuticle, la absorbed, a 1ft tie
each day, until the clear, soft, youthful
and beautiful akin beneath la brought
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