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Copyright. 191ft. Star Company.
A your Tnan In Grvatr New fork
rnseseJ of brain, heart and th power
of expression urra the ned of editorials
and article which, as he expresses It.
'may save Just one tittle troubled scmiI
from Jumping Into a fathomless abyss out
of which It can never climb unscathed."
The article which he wants written 1
two-fold in its purpoee. a warning; to
nriiti mrtA a. wamlne to children: to
parent against continually nagging their
thildren about trivial matters until the
home becomes a dreaded place of pun
ishment instead of a haven of rest and
peace: a warning to children against
ishlng a way from homo and into the
dangers of the great outside world.
The young roan says:
"I have the best father and mother
Jod made; but, though under thirty, I
know a score of cases (I could truly
say more than a hundred) where children
have been driven to the verge of des
peration by parents who have forgotten
they were once young and who utterly
fall to comprehend their offspring."
Just at the present moment the young
man Is endeavoring to dissuade, a good
rlrt from cutting loose from all home ties
because ahe Is made so miserable by the
fault-finding and fretfulnesa which pre
vail In her home.
Many times in this column ha the
thoughtlessness the lack of consideration,
the blindness and the stupidity of par
ents been discussed. The high art of
parenthood Is the least studied of all the
professions open to men and women.
oM there live under the same roof with
their daughter from the cradle to tho
maturity of the children and yet know
less of their hearts than they know of
he mental moods of Hagar of the wilder-
eas or Hachael mourning for her children
ecause they were not.
The American father and mothers are
droll beings. One would think them very
rinsing were it not that the farct thoy
play so often ends In a tragedy.
A young woman revealed to the writer
of this article once upon a time that she.
had become addicted to the use of stim
ulants. "I think mamma suspects that
T have the habit,-' she said
never spoken of it to
'but she ha
me. and I have
never had tho courses to tell her about
It or to ask her help to overcome it. She
Is al-ways scolding me for every little
thing I do, and I know she would have
no sympathy for such a big fault as
The daughter resembled her father,
who had died from alcoholism and yet
this blind mother had not the sense to
protect her daughter. The laws of na
ture are constantly proving that daugh
trs more frequently resemble their
father than dQ,the sons.
One would think that a man who had
passed through the whirlwind of pas
sionate youth might consider the sacred
cTuty to carefully guide and tenderly pro
tect hi children over the dangerous reefs
of life by giving them well-chosen asso
ciate. and talking freely and Intimately with
them on theae ubjects.
But not one father In one thousand I
found who follow thl coure of conduct.
Father and mother o quickly forget
their own youth. It 1 Incredible that
the aweetest and most romantic part of
our Ufa and at the same time the most
dangerou. should fade from memory so
wholly. It earn' to d with the major
ity of parent.
It 1 Incomprehensible how little logical.
sensible thought parent give to home-
making. Parent will work and lave and
nv themselves the neoeaalUe of life
in oroer to grv xneir couoito ma euut
tion and clothe them well, yet they will
make home uncomfortable by fault-find
ing, complaining' and nagging and howing
an absolute lack of sympathy and under
tandlna- for the tendencies and weak
nesses of youth.
Are you a good parent?
The Wilson of
By D. F.4TTF.RSOM.
Know well what the people inarticu
lately feel, for the lw of Heaven Itself
Is dimly written there; nay. do not neg
lect. If you have the opportunity, to as
certain what they vote and ay.-ar1y1e.
As you hurry "P the treet, intent upon
your individual errand, a crap of wis
dom assaults your ears. It is Important
because it is the crystallised wisdom of
some one's experience. No one Uvea In
vain and no one should apeak 1n vain.
This overheard wisdom of the streets
should not be Ignored, nor forgotten.
The wsltress was hurrying to her work
She was a tall girl with clear eye and
en honest heart. Her speech and manner
were earnest. "It was awful," she said
"She was such a nice, quiet, little thing.
and he a his, noisy bully. Many is the
'time I have seen tears roll down her
cheeks from his nagging. And nowshV
done It because he would not come homo
in lime for her borthilsy party. Ho snl 1
It was business that kept htm awny.
Shi's taken Iodine. My heart's Just
breaking for her. The trouble Is he
can't stand by herself. Kvery girl ought
to know a Job."
It is a Thomas Carlrle say. "The
l.aw of Heaven la dimly written" In
what "the people inarticulately reel.
Tlji waitress mlKht have mounted the
Rtump: she might have marched In a
parade, flaunting a yellow banner; she
might have talked herself hoarse at
street meetings. But she could not have
summed up all ahe felt In a truer phrasw
than "Every girl ought to know a Job "
loafer In the quiet gray-walled tea room
with the Uownr on the table, and a peep
at the blue sky through the quaint,
many-paned window, she watted upon
me and told nie more of the story.
You have seen her here often." she
said with a tremolo of her voice. "She
Used to lt over there In the corner. It
was her way to sit in a corner. She
seemed to think If ahe did not he mlnht
be In other people's way. Her hu"hand
used to nag at her and nag at her until
she burst Into tears. I don't know what
bout, but. 1 know that ahe was a good.
wect lltle woman. AVe girl that wait
on tables know folk. Once I heard them
scrapping. She was crying and said
something about leaving him. He sneered
t her and said, "What would you du?
Where would you go? Who would want
you? She looked a she would If eomeone
had struck her head. Her face got while.
She had a strange, starey look In her
eyes. She didn't answer him."
L'nhnppy little woman, her eyes were
strange and starey, because they and
the brain behind them were looking on
the unwelcome truth. Where could ahe
goT Who wanted her? What plac had
she In the world, except beside this bully
whom, she had married?
There waa no place for her in the
world' market. There was no way by
which she could command a wage that
would support her even in the simplest,
way. Why hadn't she learned to do some
thing the world needed? Why hadn't her
parents, with loving foresight, prepared
her for such a possibility as this? Why
had she been left to shipwreck on the
commercial, and Industrial seas? Granted
training, she could have gotten work.
Work and wage await the skilled worker.
This is true, although society ha not
organized Itself so well that the worker
and the employer who needs the work
can as speedily find each other as one
day they will. Tet the work and the
wage awaited her, bad she been able to
do the work.
The waitress was right. She had ut
tered one of the "Iaws of Heaven."
Every girl should know a Job."
Grace Darling's Talks to Girls
No. 2 Don't Pretend to Be What You're Not
Advice to Lovelorn
By Beatrice Fairfax
By (.Rttr. DARLI1G.
One of the greatest mistakes thst a
girl ever makes is to pretend to be some
thing that she Isn't.
It I a mistake because im-eitty. genu
ineness and simplicity, are three of the
moet charming qualities that any woman
can possess. And It's mistake because
no one Is ever deceived by a girl's affec
tation, he world is continually calling
her little bluff.
It would seem that any girl would have
sense enough to know that there Is no
charm In the world so potent as that of
Innocence and freshness, and that the
more world-weary a man Is the more
charming he finds this unsophlstlcatlon
in a girl..
Yet I've known girls perfectly good,
nice fclHe who siinply loathed the T'
smell of liquor, and whose favorite drink
was chocolate soda, it up and talk about
how many cocktails and how much cham
pagne they drank at a sitting, and how
they never could go to bed without two
Scotch highballs for a nightcap.
Kvery word of It was a fib, and the
men they were talking to knew it was a
fib, but they never went near that girl
again, because, as one man said, he
didn't care for lady dipsomaniac, or Sa
phlras. Then there is the girl who thinks that
she makes herself attractive by affect
ing the ways of a millionaire.
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Theie was om e a voting law yer whose
name ame seventh on the letterheads of
a great corpoiatlon lie earned a
week and a good deal of respect from tho
stene'graptu rs ami serrrtarles anil tele
phone over itor e nploed bv iiis i erpor
etlon all except one.
The one, ' Mii Mary ' t'V lllle anil
By ttOflDK lit Tf HIOX, MrD.
The more careful we study the various
thing that may go wrong with us, nd
the clearer view we get of the machlna
ions of that Invisible government which
often wrecks the welfare of our body
politic, the more dark the clouds of
suspicion gather around the head of one
particular group of our most Intimate
hud enemies known a the streptococcus.
Vet-In l.v iwime una the necret arv : t A II CC' pronoUni'Cq naTQ 11KB K. I
of the head of the firm and modestly i Th's name Is little short of a calamlt .
cl!e.l herself stenographer and knew I nd its application to this Interesting
yet. ic law
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law as the
alarv of JH
Do You Know That
The last century ha seen eleven great
wars, apart from the present conflict.
Of these the most costly In men and
money was the American civil war.
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criminal faml'y greatly to he deplored,
hut there are some reople It Is neces
sary to know by their right name, and
ss this gentleman has no other. It Is
really worth while trying to memorise It.
It Isn't half as had as Pnemysl. or
Ohrvell, iv even Pslonikl. or Kilt-el
Armana, and much more Important when
Tho name is really quit simple Irt
origin, merely Greek for "chain-berry"
of "chain-bug," and If you will associate
htm with the place where he really be
longs the chain-gang it will fit him '
perhaps as well as any other. This
"clian-biig," or streptococcus, ha a
many ll.ies a a sueoeaaful burglar.
Ill second nsme is pyogenes, whloh
means pus-maker, or featerer, and his
frequency and peetlferousnes may be
Judged from the fact that he and a
cousin of hi (tsphylocoocua are the
sole and entire cause of all the differ
ent suppuratings and festering and
lwir had noticed that
secretary to 'The ld j
Man," v-veni'i t nil n had looking srl!l
She bad Mr t I "c rrr and fluflv. 'ir.ht !
tin Ir. wlilc.i ed'fscl her isther i ompetent ,
rn! Im1 1'fci out iitinncr and the cr rvl-
lepl fact that ahe vsai "not as yujng as
she on e had been."
In fact, the young lawyer, who was
about Si. cnil who liked the tender charms
of 19, had an Idea thai Miss Mary must
be about J.
The voting lawyer prided himself on
being bror.d-mlnded and not drawing fine
hoclnl distinctions. And so. condescend
ingly, he began "making things pleasant
for" Miss Mary.
Mis Mary met the young lawyer's ad
vanees without any suggestion that she
was flattered bv his attention or wor
ried over the social gap tietween the legal
light and a taker of dictation. Ahe did
not (cein to feel called on to ben ut if y "matteratlona" of cut and wound and
hetielf by wearing anything more e lab-1 scratches all over the body, both lnld
orate to the office than her usual white and out. Also of pimple, ecseraa and
tailor-made ahlrtwalst and nest blak
She did not seem to recognise that she
was and "not as young as she once
had been" and that If he played her
cards properly ahe might actually be
come the wife of a young lawyer Instead
of the stenographer of an old one.
Conquest did not seem quite as s'mple
a the young lawyer had expee-ted. So
finally he went so far as to tell Miss
Mary that ahe was going to dine with
him on Krlday evening Saturday being J rlpal offender. In rheumatism. In men-
rryslpela nd all boll and "healings"
and abscesses, from the roots of the teeth
to the knee Joint, and from the tonsil
to the pertlonrum and the covering of
This we have known sine the dawn of
bacteriology, and is certainly enough to
brand him a an enemy of th race. But
worse Is In store, and later researches
have shown that thl same eaoeuav or
chain-gang bug. more or less thinly dis
guised. Is concerned In. If not the prin-
A Charmingly Simple Picture ot draco, Darlinp:.
one knows that her father Is poor and
has a struggle lo keep hla family going,
but to hear that girl talk you would
think that he owned a private mint, and
that ahe never hud to count the cost of
things at all.
You admire her hat. and ahe says
casually. "Oh, yes, you can get a very
nice little thing nowadays for 175." Or
you compliment her on her dress, and site
remarks that she picked it up at a bar
gain for 1150. while the truth la' that
she' a regular aleuth for marked-down
aales.' and she got a bit of trimming
here, and a feather there, and soma rem
nants of! silk and velvet somewhere cl,
and with her own skilful fingers put them
togethcr'and made a hat and gown that
do look as If they had come from the
wellent place on Fifth avenue. -
How can any girl Imagine that pose
render her Attractive? You'd think the
most elementary intelligence would make
her sec that it is death to her chances
of marriage, for no man knowingly mar
ries a woman who loathea children and
can't keep house.
On the other hand, how attractive Is
the girl who Is simple and sweet, who
mee'ts capably the situations In which
she Is placed and make no pretense of
being other than what she Is?
Don't bluff, girls. It doesn't pay.
reserved for young women with soc'al
potdtlnna and homes In which to recipro
cate the courtesy of his dtstlngulhcd
sttontlon, the young lawyer had set off
about more serious matters.
On Krlday at 5, Mis Mary walked into
"The Old Man's" office and spoke as
follows: "Mr. Carewe, may I ask a very
great favor of you?"
And 'Tho Old Man." twinkling over
his spectacle with an amiability to which
Miss Mary had accustomed herself In
eight years of faithful service, remarked
in a pleasanter voice than anyone else
In the ofrice had ever hoard. "A favor
at last, after eight year of doing them,
"I'd like to he kept here on important
business until I o'clock. I want to avoid
an obstreperous adnVrer."
Mlei Mary was too good a sport to
loll "The Old Man" who her obietrcperous
admirer waa, and "The Old Man" was
either too good a sport to Indicate that
he knew or too absorbed In office affairs
After five dinner Invitation had been
accepted and then suddenly declined on
Just the same plea of having to stay to
do om special work for Mr. Carewe.
the young lawyer decided that Mis Mary
was a hopeless old maid without a soul
above business, and that she looked
every day of thirty-five, and that a fel
low would be a fool to bother with her
when there were so many younger and
prettier girls In the world.
Moral Sometimes, when a man stoops
to conquer, the girl in the case decides
he Is stooping below her level and is
not 'on th level."
ingitis, or brain fever, where he 1 called
th meningococcus. In appendicitis. In
ulcer of the stomach or lntettnes; and
last, but by no means least, in pneumonia,
a his nemo pnonmoeoecu Implies.
Of course he Is a very simple little
dot-shaped bug, and many different kinds
may take his shape under the mlrrro-
acope and yet be really no relation to htm
at all. Rut evidence, la steady accumu
lating to the contrary and we are gradu
ally being driven toward th conclusion
cither that there 1 only on teptocoescu
or chain-bug, or one great central group
which I the ancestor of tl th other.
At all events It Is becoming distinctly
probable that given a group of these
"treptococcusea" In th nose and throat
they can. under appropriate stinrulu or
coaching, turn themselves into th pneu
mocoocu and Invade the lung. Into th
coccus of rheumatism and riddle the
valves of the heart. Into the Intestinal
coccus and produce a gsstrlc ulcer or an
appendicitis, or Into the meningococcus
and produce menlgitl or brain-fever. .
There can be no question that they are
"Bad Medicine,'' In every sense of the
term, and. without stopping to classify
them, should be mad war upon wherever
The practical point Is that tf we keep
our tonsil clean from pus pockets, our
gum free from abscesses around th
root of our teeth and our . noses free
from chronla catarrhal discharge we
shall have no mine or bomb about our
body to be exploded by th spark of th
Influenia baclllu or th term of a com
mon cold Into pneumonia, rheumatism,
neuritis or meningitis.
Pear Miss Fairfax: I am a young
man married iust about a year. I can
not love my wife because I was married
against my will. You can imagine my
tate of affairs, living with a woman
that I never loved before and do not
love now. Thl marriage separated me
and mv sweetheart. It was my parents
will. and. being an obedient son.
obeyed them. I am broken-hearted, and
o Is mv sweetheart. What shall I do?
I cannot leave my wife and marry the
nthar alii, mv former sweetheart, we
are very much in love, and seeing each
other every day make my lot more pain
ful. I muat leave mv wife and go to my
first love. a.
You are certainly a weakling to have
married, as you say. against your will.
OW II you jiave una ofiu ui iiiauni'uu
a grain of affection for the other
girl leave her alone, no not see her,
but give her a chance to get over the
affair and make something of her life.
Don't Marry Him.
Dear Miss Fairfax. I am girl of 19, and
deeply In love with a man of 24.
uiit nirht he called at my home and
Insulted iny father while under the In
fluence of liquor. He apoiotjUHd the next
e'ay. saying he did not know -what lie
waa doing. Vliiat shall I do? M. T. C.
Give Mm up. You do not want to be
r. drunkard' wife, and a man who per
mit himself to become so deeply un3er
the Influence of liquor that he makes
himself obnoxious to his sweetheart's
father I not a self-controlled, sane in
dividual such a a girl would do well
Method of VrlarktentatT Htaa.
Dear Mis Fairfax: I am 17 year old
and am employed aa a stenographer in
an office where there Is only a gentle
man and myself.
Several times during my work I have
been Interrupted by my employer, who
always waata to ahow hi appreciation
of my work by kissing me.
Do you think I should give up my posi
tion, aa I have reminded him many times
that lie is a married man and I am only
mere 10 no nis wow, ana not social!
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Ji eat s. woer e
He la on good terms with my oeoiiie. who
,ink he treats me with the greatest re
y spec. C. O.
Tell this man that unit he cease an-
i eying you you will be compelled to leave
his employ and to explain to your fam
ily exactly, why you did It, This will
probably be quite a strong enough argu
ment to make him understand that you
aie quite In earnest In your wish to pre
serve uiir dignity.
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