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TIfR BEE: OMAHA, TTItTtSDAV, MARCH '2l Wit?.
Health Hints Fashions -:- Woman's Work Household Topics
7 DOROTHY DIX.
A western woman got a divorce from
hrr husband on the grounds of "mental
cruelty and non-support." Phe has now
taken him In to boaru with her. and
rport says that the plan la working
aJmlrably, and that the dove of peace
has taken up Its rooming plate In that
mire discordant household.
-vn business. There are many men
who are welt nigh Intolerable huslinnds,
hut who would make delightful boarder.
And there are also many women who
re disagreeable wives, but who would
be charming landladies. 1..e mere fact
that certain people are tied together
makes them fight like the Kilkenny cats,
t they could get along amiably enough
they knew that they were free to pack
their trunks and leave whenever they
any women don't get divorces from
niggardly and abusive husbands because
they are bound to have what money
they can screw out of the said husband
to support them. Many men remain tied
to hateful wives, who fret and aggra
vate them almost to death, because, with
all thei faults, their wives are still
superlative cooks, and they can t bear
to tear themselves away from the crea
ture comforts to which they are accus
This western woman has cut the Gor
Han knot of these difficulties and showed
the unhannv married how to eat their
cake and have It too. aa It were; how-
to hold onto husband's money and wife's
nles. and atlll be free. It la to exchange
i h unrmnsenlal roles of husband and
wife for landlady and boarder.
Th. tvntacea of the situation are
manifest at a glance. Lt husband be
tome a boarder and he at once as
mimes camnanv manners, for no boarder
would feel free to talk to his landlady
In the tone of voice In which the aver-
age nusDana aaarejse. u
(would he feet at liberty to knock the
I od and the general way In which the
Vstabllshment was run.
As a boarder a man would not, of
rse, assume uie riEm i -
. . ... . - .ffnlrl
Is landlady about ner private
On the contrary, realising that an
boardlna- house chickens have aa many
lege aa a centipede, and only an lnflnlste
mal portion of white meat, also that
there la real cream and near-cream ana
likewise skimmed milk that masquerades
as cream, and that the helpe of the pud
ding differ as ona star dlffereth from
another star In glory, and that It rests
with the landlady which of these a
boarder get, he would exert all of hie
arts and wiles, and blandishment and
cajoleriea to stand ace-hlgh with the ar
biter of bis destiny.
It la equally easy to see. too, how many
a man would find his wife much more
agreeable as a landlady than he does
as a wife. Undoubtedly too many women
take advantage of the fact that their
husbands can't five notice and leave at
. the end of. the week to treat the poor
t men a they'd never dream, of treat ng
a star boarder. They think that anything
is good enough for the man who does
nothing but support the whole establish
aant. No tidbits are cooked up for
him. Nopalnst-Jteatosee that he
has the little comforts that n--specially
oraTes. Nobody bothers to caUr
"ite. one positively shudder -to
think how differed
Smlthklns. husband. fm wht -ol
the status of Mr. bnUlhklns. boarder,
who had th. second floor ttwUh
bath. And. morally, tne
even be greater. lor "7
- -..vtr boarder who acts like a
perfect gentleman ever fa
disagree wlttt dim oui.uu- -
entlon to hto llttla weaknessea. or to
" . via aaffliBii and
keep a rtgoroue j -
gxtf"moral of all of which U that It
would be a good thing If ojary wU.
woold try to treat her husband a. If he
,ur boarder, and every man
would Pon nu wife in the light
of his landlady as well as a wire.
Is Woman's Love
The great distinction between the qaulr
ity of tha two sens Ues In the different
power of concentration. Their hearts
are touched by a certain woman, their
affections respond to th vibrations seen
In motion by her affinity whit claims
a responsive clement; but underneath all
this their real, ordinary work-a-day per
sonality is seldom touched.
Their love Is probably sincere enough;
but Intermingled as It la with business
cares, masculine friends And sports, the
iOl odd things go to make up the ordinary
bachelor's life, it by no means occupies
their existence, and It may truly be aald
of even the most devoted of men that
S they seldom allow their own personality
f!? f,f be shadowed or engulfed by their af
There Is an element of selfishness, more
or less. In all men, and at times the de
terminations not to fall, or the thought
of a possible rival, are more Important
factors in a man's wooing than the actual
To sum up charitably, men love princi
pally with the other shell of their per
sonality, - sincere enough, but Inter
mingled with so many other personal
elements that It Is kept pretty much in
the background, and only called into
HCtual being as occasion requires.
Women on the other hand (with the
exception of the few passionless; cold
blooded Individuals who never realise the
meaning and reality of true love) respond
whole-heartedly to the tide of affections.
They lovo passionately, with heart, soul
and brain. It takes possession of their
whole being to the exclusion1 of all else.
It la the key-note of their existence, dom
inates both thought and action, and so,
is proportion to the fate meted out to
them, they sorrow or rejoice.
It may be a more erratic, sentimental
affection than that of men; but when
men love truly, they are apt to love to
excess, allowing no margin for a middle
either winding up on aa elevated
iform of Joy or sinking into sn abyss
Love is at once the bestower of the
greatest Joy and the most exqulstts pain.
When under its Influence the whole world
eema changed, the sun Is brighter, the
songs of the birds sre sweeter. Happy
the woman who loves and Is '--.'.
of the Tide
By PORTI'MK FREE.
If you have a J,b which lasts Ion.
which dnmnndn all your spirit anl
energy, puts you on every bit of mettle
you have In you, there perhaps arrives
a time when you come to the unhappy
ronrluslon that It Is "no nxid " Us
havd. that waiting the turn of the tide.
1 met a friend the other day who had
been through a recent experience of the
no good" kind. He Is the captain of a
small ihlp engaged In very humble
oynpt-s. but such as are occasionally
full of danger and exciting Incident. He
Is one of the toughest old sea dogs 1 can
Imnslnp. A week or two back It seemed
as if wc had taken farewell of him for
the last time. Thero was an ominous
silence respecting his ship only news of
hi'pe aeas, terrifio gales and shins in dis
tress in that part where his vessel ought
to have been. ,
Each day my Heart sank lower aa I
knocked at the door of his little home
and It waa opened to me by the dally
paicr woman nis wire with the eyes
that grew more sleepless looking and
marked with tears. Clinging to the skirts
rf her dress would, perhnps, be a tiny
youngster, who seemed to grow wider
eyed and paler each day, too. It really
appeared useless hoping any more. 1
was prepared for anything that last day
when I knocked at the door for anything
save the thing that happened.
The "lost man" opened the door to mi
He told me all about his expe-rlencei
In nautical language full of words 1
didn t understand. But It seemed at if
every accident that possibly could happen
had happened to that ship except the
bottom coming out. He and his men had
fought desperately for their lives.
"At last 1 began to think it was hope-
leas nothing was any good," he told me
"And what did you do then?" 1 asked
"Well, you see," he replied, scratching
his head, "I'd been In many tight holes
before when I'd thought the same and all
had turned out right In the end. ao I just
And there he was, safe and sound.
You battle with "things going wrong
mi ai insi tne aay comes wnen the "no
good" fit is upon you everything looks
hopeless and black. Where Is the real
ization of those hopes you once had? It
seems as far off as ever farther, per
haps, and "hope deferred maketh the
heart sick." It is a, condition which
many people go out of their way to make
aa bad as they possibly can not inten
tlonally, of course. At that time all their
failures are recalled and all their success
is resolutely Ignored.
The luckiest for us can't live for many
years without having failures of one
kind or another. When things go wronir,
till we 'begin to feel that It's "no good,
tnose failures simply tumble over one
another's heels in their hurry to thrust
themselves upon us, and assure us that
we ara quite righU-lt realty Is "no good."
"Just At the time when one most wants
courage and stimulation to fresh efforts,"
said Lord Beaconsf ield, "I find numbers
of peopla . plunge themselves Into the
most dismal reoollectlons of catastrophes.
By certain mental management the most
fortunate persona can make their lives
appear to themselves one long succession
of failures. They then persuade them
selves they are persons marked for mis
fortune. It Is a mere trick of the Im
agination, and one to be carefully
avoided. Don't give In to it."
And then he gave the following advice
remarkably similar to that of Edison
"The courageous person win recall how
many difficulties he has been In and sur
mounted, If he has come triumphant out
of those, why should he not out of this?
That spirit almost certainly assures a
March Victor Records
Are the best that have been issued
in many months. Go to any of the Victor
Dealers mentioned in this advertisement and
hear them played. You're always welcome
to their sound-proof concert rooms.
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15th and Harney Sts.
334 Broadway, Council Bluffc, Iowa
Grace Darling's Talks
No. 4The Traits in a Girl that Men
By GRIC-H DARLINO.
The Charming Toung American Moving
Coprlght. 11. International News Service.
One of the most pathetic things In the
world are the near-geniuses the people
who have some spark of talent that
raises them a bit above the ordinary, but
that la not strong enough to blnse up
Into the fire of success.
They can write a little Just enough to
have gotten a story or a poem published
In some obscure paper. They can paint
little Just enough to pell a few dinner
cards or Christmas cards. They can sing
or act a little Just enough to shine In
amateur theatricals, or get an encore at
the church sociable.
But that little Is enough to make them
think that they are gplng to set the river
on fire with their genius, and so they
go on struggling and striving, year after
year, trying to do something that they
can't do, and getting poorer, and shab
bier, and hungrier all the time.
These near-geniuses never make good,
who ran never sell their stories or their
pictures, or get a position, fill the outer
offices of newspaper, and maxaizlne, and
theatrical offices, and moving pictures,
and they are the most forlorn sight In
any great city. - - -
1 have seen so many of these near
geniuses that I want to entreat you girls
who have talent not to waste It. Of
course I believe In trying and In never
giving up. but if after a long period and
consistent effort you discover that no
elltor will .accept your stories, no maga
Ins will buy your pictures, no theatrical
man will give you a place In a road
company, no moving picture director will
give you a try-out. why, make up your
mind that you have chosen the wrong
calling, and try something else.
There are so many of the trades now
where the artistic touch can find a profit
able outlook. If only you are willing to
do the commonplace things of life well,
Instead of doing the unusual things badly.
The girl who hasn't got enough Imagin
ation to write a sixth best seller, for In
stance, may have enough Inspiration to
see what would make a catchy adverr
tisement for a department store.
In the last two years we have seen
girls who had not the skill to become
high priced stage dancers coining money
teaching women and men the fox trot,
and many a girl la travlng trying to be
an artist might make a fortune It she
would go Into the dressmaking or mil
There she could make her feeling for
color and her sense of line and form pay
royal dividends, for while the market
for pictures la, at least, a small one. the
demand for more beautiful hats and
gowns grows bigger year by year.
. If you have talent, girls, thank God
for It. but don't be misled Into thinking
that a penny candle of ability is an are
light of genius. Try to compare your
work dispassionately with the work of
master minds, and abide by the de
cision. Don't let your vanity misled you
Into thinking that you can do things that
you never can do. I
To make coffee without boiling In a
Jug First warm the Jug, then measure
out the cofee, say, a good teaspoonftil
for each cup, pour the boiling water on
It, stir well, cover It ever and let it stand
for five minutes; then stir it round again,
put a tabteapoonful of cold water and a
good pinch of salt In to fine it, cover up
and let stand for ten minutes, when it
will be ready for use. Serve with hot
do the best you can to suppress the in
stinct to rub the eye. Then pull the lower
lid up and the upper lid out and ths par
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ticle in the eye will be dislodged by the
tears which flow serosa the eyeball In a
torrent; they will be washed out and will
appear in the corner of the eye. If any
Chemical is thrown Into the eye, do not
wait to look in a book for an antidote;
the best thing is plain water; or If you
have time and it is handy, use. a plain
alt solution, a teaspoonful in a pint of
water, either hot or cold. This will wash
It out quicker than you can wait to neu
tralise it in some other way.
Onions should be taken out of the
ground aa soon ss they are well formed.
Let them He on the ground until they are
well cured In the air, then spread them
thinly In a dry place.
Study of Grace Darling.
Occasionally a, man has been boosted
to greatness by the knocks of his enemies.
' The young woman who keeps her ears
warm by the arrangement of her coif
fure Is often csreless about her neck.
Some women lovs remnants so well
that they are willing to marry them.
The shortest mrnth of the year is the
one that is aooompanted by a thirty-day
If you cannot look on the bright side
of things,, better keep your eyes closed
ss much aa possible.
A good many New Tear resolutions are
only skin deep. '
. It enables you to hear the
greatest singers and musi
cians whenever and as often
as you wish.
There are Victors and
Victrolas in great variety of
styles from $10 to $400
at all Victor dealers.
Victor Talking Machine Co.
Camden, N. J.
A. Mospe Co,
1513-15 Douglas St.,
407 West Broadway,
"jy wwmpw i inn imnim
By BF.iTltKK KtlRFt.
Have ou ever noticed Hist It Is nlw.i)
he unattractive, unimpressive, rliah little-
women who toll of their exciting n.li-cn-
urea along the p.Hhway o' life, ami the
plortdlnK. unmacni tic . vtim- p-.. . .'tint,
men who recount lonvinlc nJ i. lures .'
Have ou ewr unlil to yotnselr.
wonder why Mmy lio'ninsKii !w:.
eem to r so much mlnnrst.on f.vm
traniiers and so much
seem a bit nt-
ier rtletiils; Hie ilnesn t
ractlve to mc."
The point of It Is that the uninterost-
n(. nal.tetic leotures who me iiiitum.
hv romance nve ilie ei oins wh. ciuuli
most srxlo !.ly at her f;mmntH. l ull o
ones I'tul unt trsi'l i e Miirv It blnsuli
pet Iiu rtrl -ciii.anee ftom life. i they
ive in n rom.'tntlc Utile world where thiy
mnglne tie i ,! r .mvI H:ht tor which
Ion't Hnli'.c tiient liarsh'. lon't lnut;h
at them as .imitl: iinC iille ln.i.i:ei j..
They long so 'nr enm.tnce, thev dreini
of her sn cnqriv tint ilnioi-l they pi r
suadn themsel is t'uit t'.ie'r ilea. is hnve
file bn u':t lie.r t d not so t f t
belonu -to the recotin'er of gay t:Vs of
roimues;. hu; iiion. oitcn to tile h lent
nnd semnful lielivniv.al who s'.ts by ntnl iHreovcrcil tliei'e foe Irpiosy, r. ut Ic.is
assumrs ui iir of i :ilt:t supei inrlly w !ic;. r. remedy whli h produces most hope'ul
.ties or i'lmve.is am) tilumph ai' toM. I
lioastlng I' t ot ii .olcmlltl and fine I
thing, hut i''.ier a wr:tk ond Ineffectual I
way of disguising the truth from yourself,
If she has any f De feeling. Ihe popular
girl who Is Invited about und made muc!i
of doep not discuss It In the presence of
les fortunate people. But sometimes the
unpopular girl. Just because of II le flnr-
tiess and delicacy of feeling that Buffets
through lack of apprcclmlon ami through
being more or less put In n corner tu.d
gnored, boasts of what she hnl not.
Most of us boast less of what we
hnve than of what we wish we hnd. The
nouveau rlche who flaunts his fortune
In your face is either amusing or annoy
ing In his Ignorance and bad taste, but
not at all to be tken seriously. The
man who la earning $.'.&n0 a year, and who
tries to make you think Ms earning ca
pacity tulce that sum. Is a pathetic faker
who fools nobody ao much as himself.
Boasting has to fall Into one of two
classifications: Either it I a pathetic
attempt to gloaa over unfortunate cir
cumstances, or It la a disgusting vaunt
ing of good fortune.
Tho ssd creature who Imagines ro
mances and recounts them, who tells of
deeds of daring Incompatible with lh
narrator's very nature, who fancies un
founded Importance lo employers or an
earning capacity that is desired but not
ttalned. snd who boasts about all these
Imagined things. Is an object of pity
and who wants to be thatf
Tbe successful man or woman who
flaunts his victories and triumphs In the
face of the world either hurts the un
successful or becomes an object of amused
acorn to the successful, who have ths
good taste not to sing their own songs ot
Nobody respects a. boaster not aven 1
think, the boaster himself.
Do You Know That
"Penny weddings," formerly so popular
In certain parts of Bootland, were those
where the guests were each charged ths
sum of 1 penny equivalent to the present
shilling for the privilege of being pres
ent . If you are troubled with an oven that
will not brown anything, throw a hand
ful of sugsr on the hottest part of It and
shut tbe door quickly, Just before the
food Is ready to come out
It is more difficult to read a line of
print when ths upper half Is oovered than
when the lower half is oovered.
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'Victrola XVIII. 1300
Victrola XVIII, electric,
By Moon llt'TCHISSOW, M. T.
Occasionally proverb happens to be
true. That famous old cheanut about the
J"''"" " "
"rT "" n c.oun-i
nt,t "cl' n,rr of 'PMeh ot lti
"Cheer up. the worst l jet to Cnme
r,ior as mlahl he sunnosed. Sometimes
the stiver is only lunar caustic Instead
of '' 14 u 1 electroplate, hut often It
Is the genuine "plut.i" of the Ppanlsrds.
our "pint"" on! of which birth-spoons
We have hml a most curious douh'c
lllus-trati.ui of t.ils cheering paradox lust
iecentl In regard ti the lost develop
ments In t!mt scour "p of the r.iMdls
Sues .mil pl.iRtie of barbarism leprorv.
Onl n few wce'ss ago the anerUl-'i
j ami cNperts who had assembled st
I Wn.-hlnirton to urce the pnsnp.e ef thit
humane end mcst necessary bill for the
' . :nt Ishim nt of a national Icproe.irlii it
nsMtiod us of the disouleting fnrt tint
Ac hid nearly r 0 lepers at Itirge In thes-"
I 'lilted Suites.
I In tho very rime month, almost th?
I rin.te eek, comes the report front Hr.
- Virtor llilecr. the h'l'llr.nl and fico'.e.l
'.. rector of public he.ikh In the FhlTp-
n!c thai h cure hail apparently r:
results In h consiilerahle proportion of
cases, eha nlmooKra oil.
This rncourncing news Is a strong nrt
rilHonnt argument for the establishment
of a leprosarium, heeause it rdds to the
.edvantageg of protection for the rest of
the community and the kindest trest
. ment and most oomfortitblc life possible
for these poor unfortunate, the hopeful
, possibility of effecting n cure In a fair'
! percentage of them.
Incidentally It may be remarked ss an
other silvery glenm that while 5m) lepers
at larse Is believed to be an over-st.ite-ment
rather than un under-estlmate, in
asmuch as there are only about :K) known
cases, ond i5 per cent of these are In
colonies or hospitals yet so slow Is the
dlsoase In spreading under elvfllxed co't
dltiona that the whole of these girt are not
as great an actual menace to tbe natlonil
health ps fifty "third-stage," or ad
vanced, case.fi of tuberculosis.
Though hundreds of cases have hen
brought into this country by tmmltrant
from Norway and Sweden and from
tropical America, and by sailors and
other visitors from the far east snd frs.u
northern Africa, practically scarcely a
single case is on record of the catch'ng
er development of the disease on our
American soil. Outsid-) of two small na
tive leprosy areas, where the dlitcasi
gained a foothold nearly 2"u years aso,
one In New Brunswick and the other i:i
T.ouialnna, now numbering about for'.y
In the north and about ninety In the
south, both among the same Norman
French people, poverty-stricken fisher
men and scratch farmers, and both de
mlnlshlng In numbers. . '
The new probable cure reported from
the Philippines is not so much the dis
covery of a new remedy ss a new and
greatly Improved ' form of application of
an old one, ehaulmoogra oil.. This is an
aromatic vegotabls oil of Oriental origin,
wnicn for many years past has had a
considerable reputation both popular and
scientific, as a curs for ths milder forms
of leprosy. '.:
Many of the severer forms would also
be considerably Improved by It, but the
great obstacle to Its use In advanced
cases was Its pungent, nauseating taste
and Ira Irritating effect upon the stom
ach, which Increased rather than dimin
ished with continued use, so that in most
cases it was physically Impossible to re
tain the dose or continue, the treatment
after a few weeks, or at most a month
Bo that just about the time ths system
was getting sufficiently satorated to con
trol the disease In an sdvanced esse the
us of the .remedy had to be abandoned.
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