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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. JANUARY 3. 1918.
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The feminist movement, wars, and the combined
forces of the earth, are not one-half so strong as
mother instinct mother love. : : :
By ADELAIDE KENNERLY.
As the field of feminine labor broadens many find themselves trembling
for fear the mother love will die with woman's greater activities outside
Anti-feminists have shed bitter tears; they have condoned acts of their
progressive friends with extreme trepidation and concluded such for
giveness by bringing to light many virtues as balance weights.
Because of this feeling we have grown keen on the subject and keep
in ever ready tye and ear alert for scores both ways.
Evidence piles higher and higher in favor of the mother love.
Demonstrations of this inborn feeling in women are made daily.
They Are in Omaha.
Motherless business and professional women who seem to have the
burdens of the world upon their shoulders are found mothering just the
And we need not go outside of Omaha for these proofs.
While we were sitting in the office of a chiropodist recently a small boy
walked in. He was a bright little chap, working earnestly for the Red Cross.
A soft light came into the woman chiropodist's eye, and a gentle
suite lighted her face. Her words were full of love and she left her work
to give the little fellow $5 for Red Cross memberships to be presented
to five members of the family. She wanted to swell his list; she was pa
triotic, but, whether she wanted to be motherly or not, she was one of those
spiritual mothers by nature and aunt to the youngster by earthly relation
ship. An Adopted Daughter.
A dear soul who has been in business 20 years, discharging more
.asks than any other two human beings I know, has been a- business
"woman and a wife two decades. Xow she has satisfied a longing which
caused an ache around her heart for the best part of that time she has
adopted a baby girl.
"My beautiful baby daughter! And I am going away for a rest where
I won't have to think of business and where noboby will know but what
she is my own child."
Xo earthly conditions ever can, or will, change the divine spark placed
in the heart of every normal woman the mother instinct and the mother
love. The feminist movements, wars and the combined forces of the earth
are not half so strong.
What is There About You
That's Different From Others
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
The charm of genuineness is very
i eat. No matter ho. thoroughly you
imitate something which you are not,
the imitation will ditfer in some fash
ion from the original. That is be
cause the imitation is governed a
little by the basic qualities of the
Suppose Mollie is a jovial, buxom,
outdoor girl. Her tastes run to golf
and tennis and tramps in the open;
to swimming and rowing, and all
forms of athletics and outdoor ex
ercise. Mollie tails in love with
Arthur, a student, and a bit of re
cluse. He is quiet in manner, aris
tocratic in tastes and spends most
of his life studying and meditating
and very little of it in active pur
suit of anything that is not mental.
Says Mollie to herself, "Heavens,
he probably thinks I'm a perfect
hoyden! He couldn't possibly have
any use for a blowsy, flushed, un
tidy girl, who is always chasing
around outdoors. He probably
thinks that haven't a mind above
golf balls and canoe paddling. I'll
Now, if Mollie sits down honestly
a,nd cultivates mental interest to add.
(o her physical prowess she will prob
ably turn out to be a very worthwhile
young woman, with a nice balance
between mind and body. But if Mol
lie flings aside all her real interests
and poses as one who is suddenly
conscious of the fact that all the
things for which she had once
thought she cared no longer count,
think what a sorry little imitation
Mollie is going to turn into!
Arthur will see through her sham
if he has any real mentality. She
won't be able to talk to him in
telligently about the theory of evolu
tion, cr the rise of Prussianism or
the meaning of Coleridges poetry.
. She will have nothing to contribute
and er cheap little sham will be sure
; to tlpel. On the other hand, if Mol
lie had just made an honest and per
severing struggle to understand
Arthur's interests, and t the same
time had continued to be what she
really was, she would have been far
: more likely to appeal to a thinker.
It is possible to foster your own
growth, cultivate your best qualities
: and conquer your worst. But no more
than you can turn a bull frog i.to a
nightingale can you make yourself
over into an entirely different being
.from the one you are.
Please accept that. It isn't my
opinion; it is just a fact. In bleach
Mrs. Harriet Bone Necklace, an In
dian woman residing on the Pine
Ridge reservation in South Dakota,
lias been awarded a prize of $5 and a
national certificate of merit by the Na
tional Emergency Food Garden com
jnission for the best canned vege
tables grown in a war garden.
When blankets have become too
thin for ordinary use they can be
pressed into further service by put
ting two or three together and cover
ing them with sateen to make quilts.
To keep them in proper shape they
should be buttoned down here and
there like mattresses. A frill of sateen
makes a nice finish.
Miss Belle Robins is the socialist
eanrlidate for municipal court judge
in one of the New York City districts
at the election to be hold next week.
For tr.e last two months Miss Robins
has been waging a campaign which
has astonished politicians and is said
to be causing no end of worry in the
councils of the republican and demo
To mend marble ornaments, plaster
of paris, finely powdered is soaked in
as much saturated solution of alum as
it will absorb. The mixture is baked
in a slow oven, and when hard it is
ground to a powder. This powder,
mixed in water and applied like plas
ter, sets very hard, will take very
good polish, and. if properly colored,
makes a capital imitation of any kind
It is not considered hkely that the
United States government will follow
the example of England and France
in sending large forces of girl carpen
: ters to build huts for the soldiers at
the1 front. Hnu-pvfT. the lot of the
girl carpenter does not appear to be
Facts Om OmM t Emsm
ing brown hair golden you do not
produce for yourself a new sort of
temperament or a different set of
ideals. If you don't like olives you
can cultivate a taste for them graft
it on. But if you do like chocolate,
you will have a pretty hard time mak
ing yourself imagine that you hate it.
So then, what is the use of pretending
that you hate chocolate or of posing
as one who finds all sweets childish
and silly? If sweets don't agree with
you, say so frankly; don't strike an
aesthetic attitude and say that you
think it is vulgar and childish to like
I he tragedies of posing are many.
First of all, just as the natural color
ot your hair probably goes better
with your skin than any artificial shade
you could produce, so your own tastes
and manners and tendencies probably
fit in better with your personality in
general than a lot of artifically culti
The point is to really discover your
self, to make sure what you do think
and feel in life. Don't stupidly dis
miss fine things from your life wave
them aside and say: "I don't under
stand music," or "there's nothing in
this poetry stuff; it's silly."
If fine, thinking people admire cer
tain things it is probably because
there are admirable qualities in those
things. Examine them. Find out
whether or no they have a value for
you. And if they haven't, say regret
fully that etchings do not appeal to
you. Don't sit around and prattle
about dry prints and copper plates
when they are really mysteries to
Find out, then, what you like,
measures your likes by a decently cul
tivated sense of values, and if you
have a tendency to like the cheap and
the base, try to conquer it and to cul
tivate instead any flicker of fineness
in your nature. But don't pose and
pretend that you have higher, finer
motives than you have.
The tragedy of posing is that it
fools nobody but you, that the pose
may not be half as charming as the
real you, and that you won't get much
enjoyment out of it; whereas you
might thoroughly enjoy expressing
your honest, actual self.
There have been a good many dont's
in this little talk, but in another one
I am going to tell you frankly just
how I think each of us can be natural
and honest and that thoroughly lov
able thing, " a real person."
(Watch for the next article in this
interesting series by Miss Fairfax, to
appear soon on this page.)
work. All of the girls are under strict
military discipline. They live in hut,s
like the soldiers and receive the same
food rations. When at work the girls
wear khaki shirts and riding breeches.
The most of them have had their hair
cut short, just to be in keeping with
For Thursday and Friday we offer
389 pairs of $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50
extra quality Silk Hose (all sizes
These are bargains. First come, first
We put in this extra fine line of
Ladies' Hose for the Christmas trade.
They are now a broken lot and a num
ber of these styles and colors we will
not be able to obtain again.
Where Is Rupert's Smile ?
Can you rill in the
face on little Rupert?
He is a happy boy and
a crpss face will not do.
You must give him a
broad smile to match
his bright spirit.
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
rir Miss Fairfax: I am 29 years of
age. and of a very fickle nature. Don't
yftu think tliat. whether you are In love
with a gentleman or not, the more you
see of hun the more you begin to feel a dis
like for him? 1 have carefully considered
matrimony, and I feel that I shall never
be sure enough of myself to undertake It.
I have a feeling that the two parties con
cerned, after being married a few months,
eventually tire of one another. Please be
so kind as to advlte me of your opinion on
the mattler. I know that you may tell
me that I have not met the right man,
but I do not think that Is the case In this
Don't take yourself so seriously. Don't
make such a desperate attempt to solve
all ot life's problems at once. If you meet
a man for whom you really care, you prob
ably won't find yourself disliking him when
you see a great deal ot him. Do you tiro
of your girl friends, too, in this way?
Probably in your great anxiety for love
and marriage you have swung bitterly
against the very thlnj you desire, because
things do not work out for you all In a
minute. Just go along serenely enjoying
your friends and taking a little unselfish
Interest in pleasing them, instead of de
voting your time trying to figure out
whether they appeal to yofl. People do not
tire of each other when their marriage la
basi.d on the right thing love, mutual re
spect, sympathetic appreciation of the aame
thing and of each other and real com
panionship Don't be In such a hurry. Life
sttll has a great deal of surprise In store
for you when you are only 20.
Is She Interesting?
Dear Miss Fairfax: Having read
some of your most Interesting articles,
I wish to ask your advice on a
case which has worried me. A is a rather
pretty, sweet girl. At first meeting the
young men seem very greatly attracted to
her. This lasts for about four meetings,
when, one by one, they gradually become
less attentive, and in due time seem to for
get she exists. Sho does not cheapen her
self by allowlnB men to buy her jewelry
or to beHtow any affection on her what
soever. Sho is not on the market for a
husband, but simply desires the clean friend
ships which so many of her girl friends seem
to enjoy. As a rulo, the young men who
admire her most are the boys whom she
dislikes, whereas the men she admires
greatly pay practically no attention to her.
At present aha is greatly In love with a
young man who some time ago was all at
tention, but Is now very inattentive, and
acts rather bored when in her presence.
Tour friend may be one of those color
less personalities who have no real charm
or Intelligence with which to fortify sweet
ness. You say that the man who formerly
cared for her now acts rather bored when
In her presence. Doesn't that tell the whole
story? Because she Is sweet, holds herself
aloof from cheap love-making and accepts
no gifts, does not of necessity mean that
she has anything interesting to say or la
capable of the fine clean friendship which
she desires. Possibly she is self-centered
or even stupid. When she writes a letter In
the third person and attempts to make It
appear that she is discussing the concerns
of her friend A, and then signs the letter
I she suggests that she is a fairly con
ceited young person who trusts In her own
cleverness and who has not the proper re
spectful regard for other people's brains.
After all, Intelligent, unselfish, friendly com
radeship Is the spirit that has to actuate
the friendship of a man and a girl.
It Seems Ideal.
Dear Miss Fairfax: The girl I admire
has known me for the last few years. Our
friendship started in public evening school.
For the last two years we have grown to
care for one another dearly. If this Is In
terpreted as love. let it be called such, f
am now attending dental college and will
not be In a position to think seriously of
marriage for another four years. My ques
tion Is this: Do you think that I do my
young lady wrong by continuing our friend,
ship, which I am sure is Interpreted by
both as a serious affair, although naught has
as yet been said? The young lady holds a
responsible position In her father's office,
and I dare say she- has become a necessity
there, in the evening she attends college
to advance herself Intellectually. She has
always encouraged mo to make a success
of my studies. Never does she feel hurt
If I cannot see her on account of my studies.
In fact, she tells me how wrong It would
be to neglect my work and pay her atten
tions. Now, Miss Fairfax, do you think I
ought to discontinue the affair under the
above circumstances or continue to permit
our love to grow stronger and each con
tinue the work as we have set out to do.
she working and studying, I studying and
working, until T wilt be in a pout Ion to
approach her with serious Intentions?
The circumstances you describe are prac
tically Ideal. You have bullded on friend
ship to real affection. Each of you Is work
ing and enjoying your work, and growing
through work and study. Tho girl inspires
you to go on toward success and encourages
your best ambitions. She Is making herself
a factor In your success, and Is not de
manding thtt you neglect your studies for
her. Of course, In an affnir like this a
girl Is taking a certain chance of unhappl
ness. Her youth may go, and just when
the man to whom she has devoted It Is
In a position to marry her he may be fickle
enough to turn bis attentions to a younger
woman. But almost all of life Is based on
taking chances and on being a sufficiently
"good sport'' to enjoy whatever of happiness
one may find and to take unhuppiness. If It
comes, without a whimper. I think you are
man enough to be loyal, and I fancy a girl
such as you describe will also be loyal and
true. Enjoy your splendid friendship to
the utmost, and I hope some day it will
bring you the Joy and completeness of a
marriage based on fine, stablo qualities.
Dish Towels from Japan
In looking about for substitutes for
the standard dish towels, you may
find Japanese crepe not only cheaper,
but more satisfactory. It absorbs
water, does not produce lint on the
dishes and is soft and pliable. It
may be used without hemming.
Chinese gardeners sometimes plant
statuettes of tiny men firmly in pots,
just like real plants, and then train
live everjreens to grow up over these
statuettes. The vines thus form a
kind of robe for the statuette men,
their white faces and hands protrud
ing from the green leaves.
The Only Son
Nay, tell me not my sacrifice Is less
In that I have but only one to give:
That my torn heart Is not so sensitive
Because love count Its yearning by
Doth God a measure sot for happiness?
Doth deeper love In wider boundaries
Are Its commandments lens impera
tive Where there la only one to serve and
Dear God, it oft-times seems my heart
So do I live In him, my only son
So has he grown a part of me!
Ah! ye who think that greater num
The greater toll, remember that In
Has centered all my love's epitome!
ROBERT ADDER BOWE.V.
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fall Douglas 005, or,
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WINTER OR SUMMER!
Which Will You Choose?
WILL you cling to the old-fashioned, unhappy
custom of grimly enduring the myriad discom
forts of dreary Winter-time, stubbornly refusing
to forsake the sloppy streets of your home town ; or will
you adopt this happy modern method, and when Win
ter's icy breath approaches, just pack your grip, and fol
low Summer to her best-loved home
THE FLORIDA EAST COAST
It's easy enough. Ask your ticket agent for particulars,
and before you know it, you'll be seated in a comfortable
Pullman, bound for that sunny East Coast, where every
entertainment awaits you Golf, Tennis, Surf-bathing,
Fishing, Automobiling, Sailing, or just idling amidst the
loveliest surroundings imaginable.
These are the principal resorts and hotels :
ST. AUGUSTINE . . Ponce de Leon PALM BEACH . . . Ror.1 Poinciana
ST. AUGUSTINE Alcanw PALM BEACH . . . . Th Brnken
ORMOND BEACH Ormond MIAMI Royal Film
LONG KEY Long Key Fishing Camp
Florida East Coast
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u ruth Aenu at. Autustina. Ha. 15) W Madison St.
Two Better Than One
Much has been sal
d and written at
ruing" "the long
various times conce
arm of coincidence."
ord in this direction
in connection with
tie episode in the
countess of Dudley,
Red Cross worker w
first voluntary liospit
but surely a rec
an amusing lit
career of the
Ito organized the
al corps to cross
the channel on the
present world war.
When, rxactlv 1 0
outbreak ot the
years au this
A January Sale of
PIANOS AND PLAYERS
Where Your Dollars
Do Double Duty
200 of the finest
Uprights, Grands and
Player Pianos ever as
sembled under one
roof go on sale Thurs
day morning, and
must he sold regard
less of profit and
We are frequently obliged to accept in exchange used
instruments of the best makes on our new Steinway,
Weber, Steger & Sons, Hardman, Emerson, McPhail and
our own sweet-toned Schmoller & Mueller Pianos. From
all our branch stores and traveling men we have assem
bled here at Omaha these taken-in-exchange Pianos.
Each instrument has been put through our factory,
thoroughly overhauled and made near new. Our bona
fide guarantee goes with every piano.
JUST A FEW OF THE WONDERFUL BARGAINS:
Gilbert Upright. . .$250
Chickering Upr.. $400
Erbe & Co, Upr. $275
Cable-Nelson Upr $300
Cramer Upright. . $350
Wegman Upright. $400
Schmoller & Muel
ler Upright $350
Organs, $6, $10, $12.
This is your opportunity to save $100 to $150 on a first
class instrument. A small payment down sends one of
these bargains to your home. Pay $5.00 or more per
month on the balance.
Schmoller&Muelier Piano Co.
131 1-13 Farnam. The Leading Music House of the West.
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You traveling men, merchants, manufac
turers, tourists, coming to Chicago, why
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STAY AT THE LEXINGTON -SAVE MONEY
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and Good Service At Moderate Charges.
Ten minutes from the center of the Loop by
street cars passing the door, convenient
to depots, 3 popular price restaurants.
ROOMS $1.50 A DAY UP
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month, her ladyship presented her
husband with twin sons, one of her
firsts visits on her recovery was to a
village church near where she was
staying at the time.
The officiating clergyman was
quite unaware of the presence of
Lady Dudley among his congrega
tion. Nevertheless, by an extraordi
nary coincidence, he chose as his text
the words. "Two are better than one"
greatly to the amusement, need it
!e added, of the countess and some
friends who were with her.
1 1 ijusj"' ri-
I. & C. Fischer Upr. $450 $225
Price-Terple Upr. $400 $258
Bush & Lane Upr. $450 $275
Everett Upright.. $500 $310
Price-Teeple Plyr. $450 $218
Foster Player $500 $285
A. C. Chase Grand $700 $300
Knnbc Grand $800 $600
Operated Instruments, $40, $60, $75
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