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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1916.
Personal Gossip : Society Notes : Woman's Work : Household Topics
October 23, 1916.
Thii evening society will enjoy the
first grand opera of the season at the
Auditorium when Geraldine Farrar
with the Ellis Opera company, sings
"Carmen." Supper parties are the rule
for this evening. A few informal din
ner parties willpiv.ede the perform
ance, but the general opinion seems to
be that dinner parties before 8 o'clock
would be too rushed for pleasure. Mr.
and Mrs. D. C. Stapleton, Mr. and
Mrs. George Bernhard Prinze, with
the other members of their box party,
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Redick and Mr.
and Mrs. Luther L. Kountie will dine
at the latter's home.
Mrs. Arthur Crittenden Smith will
have in her box this evening:
Mrs. William Sun Poppleton.
Barrlat Smith, Oraca Smith.
Dr. Paul Lovlnrtan,
Mr. Iaaao Carpantar, jr.
Tomorrow evening her guests will
Mra. Ollbart M. Hltcheack.
Kuth Hitchcock, .. Harrlat Smith.
, Maaara. Maura.
Randall Brown, Charlea Saundara.
Dr. and Mrs. B. B. Davis will have
with them this evening Mr. and Mrs.
W. M. Rainboldt and tomorrow even
ing their guests will be Mrs. F. H.
Meyers and Miss Gahen.
Hallowe'en Birthday Party.
Mrs. R. 0. Knox is entertaining
this afternoon and evening at a Hal
lowe'en party in honor of the tenth
birthday of her little daughter, Doro
thy. The guests of the afternoon
Baaa Paffanrath, , Julia Oarbar,
Lurlla Uahllng, Dorothy Knox,
lfanarat Scott, Paulina Million.
Those invited for the evening are:
Mlaaaa Mlaiea .
Lulub.Ha Hunt, C. Carlaon.
lira. Fred Paflanimth.
W. c. Droga ot H. brosa of
Council Bluffs, Counoll Bluffs.
Butterfly Club Meets.
The members of the Butterfly club
met Saturday night with Miss Henri
ette Degen at the home of her uncle,
Dr. James S. Goetz. . The guests were
dressed as witches and goblins and
spent the evening playing garnet: suit
able to Hallowe'en. Those present
Lanoro Pratt, Halan Gould,
Arlana O' Brian, laaballa Bvana,
Lyala Abbott, Jaanatta La Doueaur,
Rvalyn Whyta, Mary Jannlnsa,
Mauda Budvatt, . Ifarjorlo Insalla,
Halan Itanouao, Hanrlatta bagan. ,
Luncheon and Matinee Party,
Mrs, T. ' J. Dwyef entertained at
luncheon at the Fontenelle today, fol
lowed by an Orpheum box party in
honor of Dr. Dwyer's sister, Miss
Anna Dwyer of Butte, Mont Ward
roses in a big bowl formed the center
piece of the luncheon table and two
baskets filled with the roses were used
at the ends. Those present were:
Chariaa Stout of Charlas EMigdala,
O'Nalll, v . . . Tom Donahua,
T. P. Radmond, ; Lao Hoffman, - '
A. P. Mullao, ' , Ituaaall riahar.
Roy Byrna, Claranca Parttar, t
J. R. Dwyar, Tom. McBbana.
Lulu Wlaaa of . Hva Dow.
Montana. Julia Dwyar,
Mary Duffy, Anna Dwyar of
Mary Furay, Butta, Mont.
Celebrate Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reed cele
brated their tenth wedding anniver
sary yesterday at their home by en
tertaining several friends at dinner.
Those present were:
Maaara and Maadamaa
X. Bowman. Harry Slalctnd,
O. W. Starling, - ciarenoa Laird.
Jamaa Plokoral, : William Ulalphar,
Mlaa Mary Naallla. -
Mr. O. W. Clarko.
The Tuesday evening dance at the
Metropolitan club house has been
postponed from Tuesday evening until
Luncheon and Bos Party. '
Mrs. Warren Switzler entertained at
luncheon at the University club to
day for her sister, Mrs. J, H. Bran
ham, of Columbia, Mo., who is her
guest' Following luncheon the ten
guests were entertained at a. box
party st the Orpheum,
: Daniels-Davis JWeddlng. " - ' "
The marriage of Miss Adele Marie
Davis and Mr. Robert Daniels of
Council Bluffs will occur this even
ing at 7:30 at the home of the bride's
parents. Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Davis.
Luncheon at the Omaha Club.
Mrs. Robert Gilmore entertained at
luncheon at the Omaha club today
in honor of Mrs. Ada Hertsche of
Portland, Ore., who is visiting her
sister, Mrs. J. M. Metcalf, and Mrs.
E. A. Wurster, of Milwaukee, who is
spending some time with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Charles Beaton, and Mr.
Beaton. Covers were laid for fifteen.
A mound of chrysanthemums formed
a centerpiece for the table.
The Comus club met last Thursday
with Mrs. Charles Everson. The next
meeting will be held a week from
Thursday with Mrs. E. B. Ferris.
Prize winners at the last meeting
were Mesdamea J. F. Dimick, George
Morris, P. O. Jennings and Mrs.
B'nai B'rlth Program.
. Miss Esther Johnson of the juvenile
court will be the speaker Thursday
evening at a meeting of McKinley La
dies auxiliary, ot the B nai B nth
order. Miss Laura Goetz will sing
the "Song of Provence" and . Miss
Henrietta Reel, musical critic of The
Bee, wil play a group of Chopin se
lections. The meeting will be held
in Miss Cooper's studio in the Lyric
To Honor Miss Jewell. , .
Mrs. Charles G. Everson enter
- tained at luncheon Saturday in honor
ot Miss Mettle Jewell of Fa Is Citv.
Woman's , Relief Corps department
president The other guests were
Miss Clara Feenan and Mesdamea
George W. Winship, Sarah Gardner,
Mary Johnson, Mauu Tennant and
Nellie Toney. After the luucheon the
party attended the inspection of
George A. Custer Woman's Relief
Corps, of which Mrs. Everson is
president, and in the evening Mrs.
Everson was hostess at a reception
to forty guests in honor of Miss
Special Meeting Called.
Instead of the regular meeting
planned by the Woman's auxiliary of
the Young Men's Hebrew association
for Tuesday evening of this week, a
special meeting has been called for
Friday evening at the club rooms,
335 Paxton block.
Miss Albertina Rasch, premier dan
seuse with the Ellis Grand Opera
company, was entertained at dinner
Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Chan
dler, whose daughter, Gladys, ap
peared in "Hansel and Gretcl" at the
Century at the same time with Miss
Rasch. Dr. and Mrs. Gladstone De-by
were the other dinner guests. The
Chandlers and Dernvs will attend both
operas and will be Miss Rasch's guests
at.the Fontenelle Tuesday afternoon.
Reservations for small parties at
the Orpheum this evening have been
made by Robert Trimble, Norris
Brown, Judge Baker, L. M. Cohan,
Paul Furth, L. Hiller, A. V. Kinsler,
H. S. Mahon.
Box parties at the matinee will be
entertained by W. E. Stain, eight;
n. nroaxe, eigni, ana w. swuzier,
At the Tuesday matinee W. M. Jef
fers will entertain a party of twelve
and on Wednesday a party of twenty
will be the guests ot H. f. felsasser
and J. W. Hanley will have six guests.
At the Opera.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Cfofoot will
have as their guests at the opera
this evening Mr. and Mrs. Walter
fage and Mr. L. W. H-Ml.
Mr. T. C Bvrne will have a box
party of four this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Keed and Mr.
and Mrs. C. T. Kountze will be in
another box. .1
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hoagland
and Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Summers will
Other box holders are Mr. and Mrs.
ohn Lee Webster, Mrs. T. L. Kim
lall, Mr. and Mrs, Louis Nash and
Mr, and Mrs. Ward Burgess.
Personsl Mention. '.'
J. A. Cavers, J. L. Paxton, Mr. and
Mra. A. W. Scribner and Mrs. Leila
S. Wernher and child of Omaha are
guests of the Elm hotel, Excelsior
Springs, Mo. ' ,
Mrs.' Oscar B. Williams is in St
Louis, where she went to attend the
Epic -opal meeting. Mrs. Williams is
expc.cd home next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forgan of Chi
cago will 'give a dinner party at the
Home circle tearoom at the Home ex
position Friday evening, when the Il
linois Improvement Association for
Blind feoDle will benefit bv the oro-
ceeds of the luncheon and dinner
which will be served to the patrons of
the affair. Mrs. Forgan was formerly
Miss Elizabeth Congdon of Omaha..:
Dr. and Mrs. hred real, former
Omahans, returned to their home in
Lincoln today alter a several days
Advice to Lovelorn
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Fickleness. ' '
Dmr Mlu Fairfax: ; I am 11 run of an
and (or the lait two yaara hava been keep
lng company with a yount lady ona year
my junior, we lova aacn otnar dearly,
A few day a a I mat an old achoolmata
of mine and I have bacoma Infatuated
wuii i ma girl. I am in aomawhat of a
predicament, Inaamuch aa I cannot raach
any derision aa to whether I eara for the
girl with whom 1 hava been going steadily
mora than the girt , who hai now won ray
Thla mattar haa craved noon mr mind.
causing loaa of sleep, and I hava not been
able to apply myself to business aa here
tofore, c. h. a
Your indecision ii the fickleness of
youth. Fay more attention to work
and less to girls 1 You might have
the friendship of both if you could
forego the love of either.
Auk for Her Friendehlp.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am em d loved by a
large company having an office In New
Tork and another In Brooklyn. While In
the main office several weeks ago my busi
ness there brought me Into contact with a
young lady whom X would like to bacoma
acquainted with outside my business. I
hava very few feminine friends and teal
that I cara vary much for thla girt.
Could you advtaa ma as to what would be
tha proper thing to do? When I see her
wa alwaya greet ona another, but that la as
far as our acqualntanoa goes.
aj AMK0 U.
X think It would be qutta In kaeplng with
good tasta for you to tall thla fallow am
ploya that you would be vary glad to know
her outside of business If aha feels Inclined
to grant you her friendship. Perhaps aha
will than invito you to call at har home
or possibly sha will think up some arrange.
mant aha prefers. 1 do not be I lava In snob
bishness among fallow employes. Parhapa
thara to soma member of your Arm who will
mor or lass vouch for you and In any event
your business contact baa given her a car
tain knowladga of you. By all meana apeak
to har frankly and simply and X think any
sensible girl would foal that you war hon
oring her not offering her any offense.
Do You Know That
The constitution of the United
States doesn't mention health?
Procrastination in sanitary re
form is the thief of health ?
A book on "Exercise and
Health" may be had free for the
asking from the United States Pub
lic Health service?
Not everybody can achieve
greatness, but everybody can be
If you sow a hygienic habit you
reap health reap health and you
Railway cars would be sanitary
if it weren't for the people in them?
America's typhoid fever bill is
more than $270,000,000 a year? -
The full dinner pail is the enemy
of tuberculosis? .
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Charming shoulder scarfs made of flat pelts bid fair to continue
popular throughout the season. In this instance the upper por
tion, fastened by a crepe de chine loop. The hat worn is of
hatter's plush, the crown heightened by lowering loops of two
shades of maroon velvet.
Home Work Retards Children
By WOODS HUTCHINSON, M. D.
The motto of the new schools of
today is, "Everything that helps the
child to grow." They don't stop to
quibble over whether the growth is
mental or physical ,or moral all
growth looks good to them, and they
proceed to get behind it and boost it.
Because they have discovered that
there is only one kind of growth aft
er all, and that what looks like, main
ly, physical development today, helps
mental growth' tomorrow, and moral
all the time. In one sense, you can't
teach morals at all io a child; just
set him a decent example and let him
grow his own. In another sense, you
just can't help teaching them all the
time, because they're inherent in
everything. There is nothing foreign
or Imported or come-down-trom-the-skies
about them; they simply go with
the job, belong to the game, are the
only way to play it squarely, fear
lessly, kindly. A child's mind and a
child's character grow just as natural
ly and as irrepressibly and to as sure
and definite a goal as its body does
and anything that really helps one
helps all three.
But the new nineteenth century ed
ucation is setting itself to protect and
improve the child's health in another
most effective fashion. One of the
many problems of child welfare which
the schools have had to face, but have
hitherto blandly ignored, was that of
work done by the children outside of
school. A very considerable percent
age of children in both town and city
schools have tasks or chores or jobs
of various sorts to do, at home or for
the family, either permanently from
poverty or in the emergency of sick
ness in the family or failure of health
in the bread-winner.
Within reasonable limits, both as
to time and strain upon their strength,
this sort of homework is no drawback
in fact, may be a very valuable part
of a child's training. But when such
tasks begin to take too much of his
time or to tax his strength, they be
come a real and serious handicap, and
prevent his devoting the full strength
and energy that he should to the al
ready heavy and most confining
school program. Delivering newspa
pers or milk, for instance, or doing
barn chores or tending furnaces for
neighbors, which involve getting up
at 6, or even 5 o'clock in the morning,
often bring the child to school all
tired out, fatigued by three or four
hours of active occupation, to face
three hours of imprisonment at the
desk, instead of fresh from bed and
breakfast, as he ought to come.
Many a child has laid the founda
tion of a lifelong dyspepsia or neuras
thenia or chronic anaemia by this
sort of double duty and overstrain
m his school days. Parents and
teachers both mean well, but they
seem desperately afraid that the poor
youngsters will never learn to work,
develop habits of industry when they
grow up unless they begin crowding
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURES I
FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD CHURCHES
Announce Lecture on
BICKNELL YOUNG, C. S. B
TUESDAY EVENING Oct. 24th Church Edifice
24th and St Mary's Ave., at 8 o'clock. '
S . WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
1 AT NOON. 12:15 TO 12:45
S At Boyd's Theater, 17th and Harney Sts.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY EVENINGS Oct 26th and 27th
s At Druid Hall, 2414 Ames Ave., at 8 o'clock. .
ADMISSION FREE. : ' , ' NO COLLECTION.
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their poor little noses down to the
grindstone at the earliest possible
age. So to make them like work
and learning when they are grown
up, they proceed to make them hate
both while they are young.
In some cases it is a survival of
the old hard-fisted idea that chil
dren ought to begin to do something
toward earning their keep as soon
as practicable, or even to pay back
and return a profit on the expense
of their rearing and maintenance be
fore they can reach legal age and
escape from the parental control
As an old farmer 1 of my boyhood
days used to sagely remark, "Boys
is the most unprofitable stock a
farmer kin keep. Jest ez soon ei
they begins to be wurth the'r salt,
they up and leaves yer."
Among certain of our recently ar
rived foreign-born peoples this par
ental thrittiness ' runs to some sur
prising extremes, which would be al
most humorous if they were not so
pathetic. For instance, in one of the
lower East Side schools, in an Italian
neighborhood, two black-eyed little
curly heads, about nine and ten, while
they would start in briskly enough at
9 o'clock, by 10 or 10:30 every morn
ing would become so desperately
drowsy and sleepy that they would
fall asleep, not merely at their desks,
but even on their feet, during recita
tions. Scolding and persuasion alike
had no effect. Beppo and Tito were
ashamed and penitent to the verge of
tears, they would do better next time,
but when 10:30 came next morning
they couldn't prop their eyelids open,
even with their fingers.
So the puzzled teacher very sensi
bly concluding that there must be
something wrong with their nervous
systems, let them drop their heads
on their desks and have their sleep
out and at first chance went to call
on their parents. There the mystery
was quickly explained. Their father,
who was a junkman, was working des
perately hard to pay for a new horse
that he had just bought, so he used
to get his poor little assistants out
of bed at 4 o'clock every morning
and send them out to pick up scrap
iron and bottles and salable odds and
ends of every description from ash
cans and back doors and back yards
of shops and stores. So that each
smalK would-be student had had near
ly five hours of hard labor before he
reported at the schools gates to begin
his day's work. The only text book
that they were fit to study was a com
fortable cot with a pillow and bankets.
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A Man's Fear
BY DOROTHY DIX.
The ultimaate insult to a man is to
call him an "old woman." He would
rather you applied every other vituper
ative epithet in the whole category
of abuse to him. Even among little
boys the fighting word is "Sissy" or
Women share in the feeling of
antipathy to anything that even
smacks of the woman in man. It is
what makes the big, coarse-fibered
type of brute so fascinating to many
women, and it is what makes her
raise her sons up to be hoodlums.
"I don't want my boys to grow up
into being Miss Nancies," say the
mothers, and so the lads are indulged
in all of their natural savagery. As
soon as a girl is old enough to under
stand anything, she is taught that she
must try to make herself charming
to other people, that she must be
dainty about her person and clothes,
and that she must study the things
that will refinC and cultivate her
No such lesson is impressed on the
boy. He is permitted a brusqueness
in conversation, a slovenliness in
dress, and a lack of manners that
would not be tolerated an instant in
the girl, and his mother excuses it on
the ground of his sex and as a proof
of how manly he is. And, in truth.
good manners and cleanliness are so
solely the monopoly of little girls that
we have all come to think that a well
mannered little boy is effeminate.
Other mothers seem to think it will
make their boys effeminate to perform
household duties. We all know poor,
tired, overworked women who slave
over the cookstove and washtub while
their sons, ten times as able to work
as they are, develop their manliness
and muscle playing base ball. Mother
will work until she drops in her tracks
before she will demean her boys by
making them sweep and wash dishes
and make beds and do women's work
about a house.
Yet, can anyone in their senses
esteem a boy less manly for helping
his mother? On the contrary, if it is
to lighten the burden of her who has
borne so much for him, does not the
humble dishrag in his hands become
as knightly a symbol as the colors the
warriors of old pinned on their hel
mets when they went out to do battle
for their ladies?
I g are delightful tidbits of surpassing goodness. YouH
I I like every piece. The De Luxe package is truly "de 3 I
I luxe," but there are other Vassar Chocolates for 65c a
pound and up. Tried them yet? j I
Mrs. N, Alexander, of Nlangua, Mo., writing in regard to her
xperlence with Thedford's Black-Draught says: "I feel it my duty
to write and tell you how I have been benefited by the use of
Black-Draught., I hava had sick headaches all my life and Black
Draught is all I ever could get to stop it . . . I always keep it
In the house ... it does all you claim and more." Why don't you try
Black-Draught for your trouble? It is a purely vegetable liver medicine,
that, during the past 70 years, has helped many people to better health.
Try it Costs only one cent a dose. . Your druggist sells It 8-31
All Steel Twin
8:30 P. M.
Lv. Council Bluffs 8:50 p. n.
Ar. St. Paul 7i30a.n.
Ar. Minnaapolia. ,8i05. m.
Day train with coaches and
!avos Omaha 7:40 a. m.,
Council Bluffs, 8 a. m., ar
rives St. Paul 7:45 p. m.,
Minneapolis, 8:20 p. m.
Certainly it is no more effeminate
for a boy to get up and get breakfast
to save his mother than it is for him
to cook dinner on a camping expedi
tion, and if more boys were brought
should have fewer lazy loafers beiug
supported by their poor old mothers.
There are plenty of men too pioud
to work at what they consider wom
en's work, but not too proud to let a
woman work to feed and clothe them.
As a matter of fact, in our fear of
effeminacy we are like children fright
ened of the bugaboo the' Pagina
tion has conjured up. Why should it,
be thought any degradation to the au
gust masculine character to have fem
inine traits? Why is it such a dis
grace for a man to be thought to be
like a woman in any particular?
Every great preacher, every great
writer, every great artist, every great
actor, every great philosopher and
teacher has been more than half fem
inine in his mental makeup. It is
when God gives a man a woman's in
tuition and fineness of perceptions
and delicate imagination in addition
to his masculinity that He turns out
Also we women know many things
that men would be the better for being
taught. We bring up otr boys in utter
ignorance of everything domestic be
cause we are so afraid of making them
effeminate, yet that makes them the
victims of every female with whom
they have to deal.
No man can even intelligently argue
a question of household economy with
his wife because he doesn't know any
thing about it. She says it costs so
and so to live, and that the children
must have this and that. He may see
that the net result is bankruptcy and
ruin, but he doesn't know where the
leaks are so that he can stop them.
He can only offer the futile protest of
ignorance to her waste and extrava
gance. Men would also be benefited if their
education included some elementary
knowledge of color and material. We
hear a great deal of the color blind
ness of men. In most, cases it is noth
ing but ignorance. A man would cer
tainly be no less manly and he would
be a far more satisfactory husband or
son if he was cultivated along this
.The majority of women will bear
me out when I say that among the
most agonizing moments of our lives
have been those awful occasions when
our husbands have, brought us home a
new dress or hat as a present, or had
the house papered in our absence as a
surprise. A drawing room papered in
gilt like a barroom, a bonnet of last
year's vintage that the milliner had
THE GREAT Western rule is
"service which pleases our patrons is
good service, and that which fails to
please needs attention."
When you become our patron you
are entitled to sit in judgment on our ser
vice. If we please you we are happy, but if
there is ground for criticism then we ask
you to give us the particulars, stating time,
place, etc., so that we may apply the rem
edy and avoid a repetition.. That will be a
kindness to us and to future travelers.
P. F. BONORDEN, C. P. A T. A.
1522 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
Phono Douglas 260.
is Very Silly
unloaded upon him, a green gown
when we have a complexion like a
up in the admonition of this truth. v
Such were the results. Dear fellow,
and he meant so well. So we choke
down our disappointment and breathe
a prayer, "Lord, forgive him, for he
knows not what he does," when he
Another thing just think how
much it would gild matrimony and
do away with its monotony if hus
bands possessed the feminine talent
of small conversation and also if they
had the eift of telline news. Did you
ever think what a dull and silent world
this would be if we depended on men
to do the talking? It's the women who
make the pleasant litle tinteresting
chit-chat about the house.
Of course, men say this is because
they don't gossip, but I have yet to
meet the man who didn't like to hear
the news just as well as any woman,
and who didn't feel personally ag
grieved if his wife knew any she kept
We women are not too conceited to
learn from men or try to imitate their
good qualities. We read the things
that they are interested in, and try
to reach up to their broader point of
view. Turn about is fair play, and men
would be equally benefited by learning
some of the things that we could teach
them, and which they sadly need to
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lean eat 'em all they
won't hurt me! That's be-'
cause they're made with Calu
metand that's why they're
pure, tempting, tasty, whole
some that s why they won t ,
hurt any kid.
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