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THE BEE: OMAHA. SUNDAY. MARCH 12. 1922.
The Omaha Bee
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. Modern civilization, one might truly say, ii
Haieo" ii the tiome. Back of the home, often
almost submerged in drudgery, ii the mother.
Yet' t the bet or them, however Jiard pressed
by domestic duties, lite is an achievement more
than a ta.sk.' Cooking is not merely the prepara
tion o food, nor .weeping limply chasing dust
nor ii the leaching of cleanliness, religion and
love for the beautiful in nature and art only toil.
MI these things go to the strengthening of civ
duration., . '',.. '
.The spirit of the housewife is needed through
out every activity of modern life. Whatever the
tksfc to, tich fate has assigned one,' it has its
Connections with something greater. To view it
thus is to rind joy In work and to gain in crafts
manship. ; '
Three men all engaged at the same employ
ment were asked what they were doing. One
aaid he-was making $5 a day. Another replied
lhaf he was cutting itone. The third said he
was. building- a cathedral. The difference was
riot in. what they were actually doing,- although
ihe spirit of one might.quite possibly have made
him. more expert in his' task. They, were all
earning the 'same wage,' they were all cutting
.tone; but only one held it in his mind that he
was helping build a great edifice. Jure meant
nwre to him than to his mates, because he saw
.ttrther and more clearly.
.'The farmer may be only planting seed, but if
ha opens his eyes he is feeding the world. The
lailroai man, the factory hand, tha clerk .in the
tore, likewise are buituing their cathedrals. The
injestofi in stock; and bonds, the executives in
Charge of g rent'corporations, they are building
cathedral-likewise, if only they can. catch the
yisiotu. Tha housewife does not count the dol
lars she receive for her exertions, ' and it she
did her life would be unhappy indeed. The rest
of us,, the great figures in the industrial world
more than the humble ones,' are thinking too
much about such things as cutting stone and
making profit really to be realizing the beauty
jf T.fe. '' f '.' ' " " ' '
For Religious Freedom.
It is peculiar fact that most of. the modern
hegiras have had their inception in religion. A
-partirtlaf eet seeks opportunity to- practice its
religion m hs own peculiar way, and without the
interference of neighbors. Not the least note-
worthy 'of modern instances of the sort is the
present movement of Mennonites from Canada
to Mexico. ' Twenty thousand are reported to
fee affected, by .the exodus which is under vtty.
The Meanonte had their origin in Holland in
the early part of the Fifteenth century,, arc de-
. ' scribed as an offshoot of the Anabaptists, then
s sternly repressed, and.'have undergone many
persecutions for the sake of their tenets. ' Just
now their eomplaint against Canada is the re
quirement that, their children be sent to the
Pominjon schools, and because of military sery:
ice. - Similar conditions confronted .them in the
United State and so they-did riot tarry here, al
though many of the sect are located in this coun
try, and not a few of them are prosperous. During
the late war much of the conscientious objection
arose from the ' Mennonites, although not a few
slacker deliberately imitated those '' who were
aiaeere. t Something majestic and pathetic at the
am time may be noted in this, group so austere,
!e,dmtribuaVand inoffensive in all the ways of life,
9tt so tenacious in refusing to concede to others
m-hat'.they demand. for themselves.", .'Mexico af
fords them asylum, for the' same " reason that
ITansai, Nebraska, the Dakotas and Canada were
. attractive a few years ago. The country is new,
isolation is" not difficult to achieve, and for the
time peace will be theirs. Yet,. as they have dis
covered' six times before, it- will not be- long
before their, very prosperity brings them into
- ; touch with a world their religion is out of touch
with,' and they, must-seek a new spot jor finally
admit the right of others, and also assume some
share' in .the , responsibilities as well as - the
privileges of government . ' ,
: ; . Reparation as Well as Punithment.
'.Xrime is punished not because it is-an injury
to the individual but because it is an. assault on
Organized society..' "One; of the things society
undertakes to do for the individual, and in return
tor. doing which it' demands., service from him,
i, to protect him t all times in person and prop
erty.' -This has been found to" be impossible, but
society makes amend by overtaking and punish
, in the unruly who has broken the established
fufe V custom with reference to another's rights.
'Whatever form the punishment may take, it falls
ahbrt .as a ; rule of compensating the victim of
the offense. -.
'."Now and again stolen property is reiurned,
r 'such of it a may be recovered intact; why
aheuld a thief not be required to make good all
he-wroBgfully took? A suit for damages in a
court possibly will secure recompense for
injuries sustained in a. manner that 'brings the
natter first into a. criminal court; why should
rot the-offense be deatt with by one court; and
alomr-wita the punishmeaf exacted by the law
kA award of compensatory ar.d even cxem-
fUry damage? , Study of this neglected phut
of the !.w should attract grtater attention.
Omaha furaiihei t that m.y-be of in
terest in thi tonneviion. Three mea ere
found guilty Ut week, alter trial la fed
eral court here, of deluudmg many people
of comiderabl lumi of money. Altogether
lomething hVt 1 200.000 i tecured by fraudu
lent methods. Among the eictimi ir iomt re
duced to dire poverty.' The miiimum penalty
tU law provides for tht crime U two year in
prison and a fin of $10,000. How will thit help
tha woman mho put tU her earthly property iaio
tht swindling game, tnd now has nothing to live
on? She will be t chtrge on her friend, er en
locitry, btcause society hai only partly redeemed
tht pledge contained in the contract under which
communal life ii set up tod maintained. Abetter
ty might be found.
How We Hve Descended.
A local manager, desiring to stimulate inter
est in hi attraction, republishes the cast of The
Tao Orphans" as it wti played at the Boyd
theater tome eighteen years ago, and compare
it ".ith the cast that enacted the drama for film
production. In this nothing will be said to dis
parage the film acton. They are experti before
the camera, and, it is no wild assumption, might
make creditable appearance in the spoken drama.
Indeed, many of them have. What we are drrv
ing at is that the theater has descended from
the splendid height indicated by the assembling
of uch a notable galaxy of playtri for tho
nresentation of a fine old play to the condition of
offering the same play as picture.
What is the reason for this declension; une
man ho' has' grown grsy in the business at
tributes the fact to the lack of managers witn
vision. During the course ot a pieasani nau
lio'ur last week this man' set down among other
things that we have no managers like A. M.
Palmer, for example. Those who are following
A. E. Thomas in his delightful reminiscences,
presented in a popular magazine, note the change
that has come through the mention ot name
lumiliar a few years ago, but now missing, and
for whom no successor is left. The modern en
trepreneur has been content to develop a Broad
way type, not a standard, and to impress a
Broadway name on the country, chiefly through
sr-nHini? inferior companies, to presrnt "in the
sticks" plays that have been offered two and
three seasons m New ork. . .' ''
Tint now an actor who measures his. own
imm,tariv hv no modest tape line is suing a
producing manager because of alleged failure to
provide for him employment in New. York. This
a v vears aeo was really building up for
hitnself a name, when he suddenly resolved that
he would not "leave Broadway." Most of hu
time has passed in idle contemplation of hij o
greatness since then; whil'.ihe unilluminated
(;n th land this side of thd Hudson river
..w. . ,
has muddled' along in its ignorance of depriva
tion. Were that actor to come to Omaha, he
might be chagrined to know how few' had ever
heard of him.
Vot all the blame rests on the managers.
Some of it must go to the actors, and a share to
the oublic. . Richard Mansfield believed he had
a message to the world, and he did his "utmost
tn carrv it to the people who could not reach
New York. He might have lived longer, had he
taken the notion that he did not need to tour the
country, but he would not have lived so well.
Perhaps the theater will win its way back to
where it was when the atl-star cast presented
"The Two Orphans" in Omaha; if it ,doe the
public will have to help by refusing to patronize
the unworthy, ceasing to idolize certain "star,"
thereby giving them a fictitious value to the ex
clusion of others, and by now and then "taking a
rhanee" en a olay or player whose name never
..hone over Broadway or Hollywood. '
Thinking arid Directed Thought.
Defending the college girl, Miss Jean Marie
Richards, dean of women at Syracuse university,
offers thia' observation: ' v V
She thinks sometimes selfishly, sometime
altruistically but ' she generally, thinks. . ;
We wonder if Miss Richards hasn't touched.
upon a modern trena wntcn accounts tor some
of the apparent ills of humanity as well as mak
ing for' solid achievement , , ; '
It is true undoubtedly that college - women
think more than women 'generally, used to; it is
true also that men and. women of. all classes,
with or without college training, think more to
day than they have in .the past.- Politiciahs
lament sometimes that the "boss" no longer has
unquestioned power; the candidate must appeal
to the individual judgment of. each voter to a
very considerable extent. Newspapers , have
found , that : their approval . or disapproval no
longer wins just because it is offered; .the reader
must be convinced by the whys and wherefores.
Old-fashioned employers who believed in a rule
of threat and coercion find that their employes
expect to be consulted nowadays in matter af
fecting their welfare. '. , ' . ' '
. Everybody, in ;fact, is thinking some more
than they used to, some who never thought be
fore. Not all the' thinking is sound.. Not all is
directed toward substantial achievement;.' Some
of it merely, produces confusion, merely height
ens the "jazz" of the times. 'IndividuaLthetught,
individual passion, individual prejudice tend , to
run riot. . But. such is the way with everything
new; it is the way whh a child who has a new
toy.v Nevertheless, little by little the individual
is groping toward a settled poblic opinion that,
in time will rule and rule wisely.
Uncle Sam also, has a little bill against Ger
many,' and one he thinks is entitled to precedence.
This is just to remind our European cousin that
Americans do not always like the short end in
settlements., ".' . - . ;"".; '
' - Italy -is - said to have promised Jugo-Sfavia
prompt settlement of Fiume and observance of
theTreaty of Rapalld. ' Hereis the makings of
another' fine little war dissipated. " '
By the time Princess Fatima gets out ot the
country she; will. know: some of the differences
between a repnblic and an absolute monarchy.
. Another man. has turned up who would rather
be an American -citizen than an English-" earl
Yet the latter job has some good points.
-' Holding for trial on serious charges- young
men who endanger other fdlks by reckless driv
ing ought to discourage the speeders.
The Husking Bee
lit Your Day
- -Twelve new "jitney" ice, stations wiil serve
the public-this season- 'The idea is six
j cause it is popul-' . . .
Every day we're either going
Toaatd the right or toaardt the wrong,
And eh day we're either lowing
iicedi of sorrow or of song;
Every day e'r either thinking
Of the good ' work t cm do,
Or in idlenrit tr sinking
In the slough of worries blue.
Let us now be up and itrivinj.
Start' our task and never quit.
Soon me'U hod e are arriving -
At our meed of beaeiit;
-Let ui Hart our daily labors .
With a smile and bit of chaff.
And in that way help our neighbors
, To start their day ith a laugh.
You can't dodge the worst of it by merely
aitong down and hoping for the beat.
We often hear of a. man complaining of hi
lack of memory, but never of hii lack of knowl
edge. . .
A thin man can never. understand what a fat
guy hi! to worry about.''
. ' KOL'SEHOLD DEPT.
Pear Pbilo:. Cin you tell me anything to
keep my husband in nights? Friz.
' Well, I dunno. Pajamas are-- considered
about as, good as anything. ..,.'
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' - ' - RELIEF. t
When a woman geta a divorce, they claim,
With alleviating due.
The relief h foela is much tht same
. As taking off tight shoe.
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; Records show that half the people married
in Omaha become divorced. Yet there are just
as many men stay married as there are women.
WHAT COMES AFTER THE PURCHASE
, PRICE? Jt
Dear Philo: ' Was out "fliwing" with a friend
.l- -.I... J,.. VT Voft naid rask for his Car
about four or fiye weeks before.and.as he took the
first aid implement out. ne saaiy rerairu.
"Lite-is just" one damn thing after another.
First you have to raise the jack to get the car
and then you have to get the jack to raise . the
Not bad,' what?.' '. " . .. Tim.'
SO IT GOES.
June in the month for bride and roaea,
July ia the month when sum're born,
Augut die while love repoaes . ,
And it' then SEPTEMBER MORN.
Tu;. a.hitrarilv ruled that Babev Ruth
coujdn't begin the season until. May, but we no
tice, that Mr..Landis, himself, is starting right
in now. ; . -- ' '
' LOOK IT UP, LOOK IT UP. '
Mri'i..,.nl,? AvicrA an asDirinDT voung writer
to get' a dictionary and a book of synonyms. .
He wrote baclc: . '
"I've got the dictionary'. hat do you mean
by 'synonyms?'" Can you beat it r "
' . - ';.''-.
At least a lot of guys this year have the ques
tionable satisfaction of knowing that they don t
have to pay any income tax. ' . "
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"Dear Philo: Please leU me what nationality
Adam and 'Eve 'were?.'' ; . ; Joque.-
How to Keep Well
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da yoa think you
Adam,' according to accepted authorities, was
fashioned from clay, .which would make him a
brick. Eve was a spare-rib. . .
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Mary Pickford cllims that thirst for" publicity-was
behind the recent suit brought against
her 1 -'
We don't know who had the thirst, but Mary
got the publicity.- . v '
J BORN IN MARCH? '
Tho born in Mtrch, 'neath the Juniper tree
If they but Bloodaton ahall wear.
Shall have courage and wisdom from tear enau
be free,- '' 1
And firmness in love ahall they bear.
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. SOME MAY HAVETWIN BEDS.
Dear Philo: Do the 32 inhabitants of Sixteen,
Mont., sleep' two in. every bed all the time? Or
how?. -; ..'.'. - . Mathemat.
'(Sixteen is a thriving jittlc community on the
coast extension of .the Milwaukee railroad. R.
G. Dun is the authority for the population of 3Z.)
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TODAY'S IDLE- THOUGHT. .; :i i
. One thing1 about the 'air mail' service any
time you don't like it youlcah drop out. '
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J..' " NOW RUNNING SMOOTHLY, v
Philo: Was 'Mr. Oiler put on the Taylor case
to grease up the machinery of the law? rMaquc.
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AFTER THE BALL.
; (Reporter' Viewpoint)
After the ball ia over, . .
After, the folk undrea.
I hustle bock to the office '
To write up they for the pre,
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' OUR ACADEMY OF IMMORTALS.
Dr. Hunt, the 'dentist, has been ; nominated
because of - his -industry in locating, the aching
molar:'! - . ' , ''- .',
MrToos, the electrician; may furnish the cur
rent, while Yep Sing-lends his cheerful presence
to the laundry.' ; : i - . , .
' Mr. Cypher may.be admitted .to the acad
emy, but rhe . won't counts .. .
We may. put- Mr. Hope, the collector,: in
charge of the dues.- "
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Speaking; in "the language of the poet, of the
quick and the dead the quick are those who
dodge the automobiles and. the dead are those
who don't.v ' !" ' v '
. . - ;: - a a- a --'
vIf-riches have wings-one might be pardoned
for referring. to our currency as fly-paper.
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r Yts Maude, we realize that a silk skirt is a
nuisance on a windy day.' It keeps one so busy
milling) it off one's hatpin. 4
. a a .a'. : .
, . ; YOU AUTO GO.
Sing -wo ot of expoaltiona
In far citie of the land. '
Though each fair fulfill their missions
' -In a mighty way and grand; -
' But we now inscribe a -ditty ... .
(Sena it folk, and then Lef a Go 1)
To the beet thing in the city
It the AUTOMOBILE SHOW I
.. ; , . . .a ..a. a . - -
A Cuckoo Bird says: You don't need an edu
cation if you've got an .inspiration and the 'cour
age that it takes Jo see it through: and there
never, was a school that could educate, a fool till
he wouldn't fail in all he tried to do.
. ; ' '; a. a a . '
AFTER-THOUjGHT: Auto show ope? on
the 13th unlucky day for those who nVss it.
:.v , - :r '' '.PH'LO.
WORK FOR CONSUMPTIVES,
inwart mvi that tha only phytl-
flan ah. Ihaii hnw tt ir.ii i.ah.
sumption if tha on who know
wnn ia m ma comumpuva rest,
and when to make him work, and
how Ion-, and at what work.
In lllf ihraa V.i Vorli Jaarl.h
orsanliatlnns invetuaattd the fier
lifa of a Uri number of ci of
Thcv found that within a year and
a half after dit-hare from sani
taria a arritd ona-half th cr
were dead or had retapaed.
It nird a treat deal of waste to
these clar-ha1d people. They be
tan a aymem of ml ir.il car. nur
ing care, social rviea, and tn cer
tain casts financial relief for this
group of people.
Somehow Dun failed to get at the
root of tha trouble.
It was decided that for a term of
year tha ea-ronsumptlv mut be
Biven a chance to work at a trade
uhlch aatlsrted htm. under medical
supervision and lor wara-inai
would auvtaln him and thoae do-
nnrint An him Me, Ural aunervl-
aion meant that h mut work when
it waa rood -for him. atop before he
became unduly fallcued, and have
hi phyaical aliment nlppee In the
They have been working thia ex
periment now for several year, and
tn rnnmn It. nM tha r.l.n,. rata hHl
fallen from 50 per cent to 10 per
cent. . Tnoe wno nave Dcen coni.ni
to tay on Indefinitely, contented and
happy In living- the hyglenlo life,
are tn abundant good health.
Their problem waa comparatively
easy, since most of the people In
whom they had an Interest were gar
ment workers. ;
- A factory to do needle trade work
was located In the Bronx territory,
partly because the air was relatively
good there and a fairly sanitary en
vironment waa possible,, but princi
pally because the working people
could ride to work in the morning
and away, from work In the after
noon in cars that were not packed
tight with people and in which every
paaaenger could get a seat, or two
if he needed them. . .
Needlework In a factory is not the
abstract ideal, but it 1 a trade these
particular people know: their mus
cles and nerves are attuned to It and
at It they can make a living.
. It is not easy for a aemi-invalid
to learn a new trade and to master
it well enough to get a comfortable
living out of it. -
. . The sanitation of the factory is
good. . Each -workman is advised
how to live and a limit Is put on his
hours fit labor and his output per
hour. . ..
He Is encouraged to come to tne,
medical officer fer hi numerous ills
" Each workman is given a wage on
which he can live, a fund having
been provided for those not able to
earn living wages. Those In good
Condition make wages that reach
$45 a week in a. few instances.
The garments made are sold to
the trade in regular business chan
nels, or contracts for piecework are
" Marriage of Cousins.
E. B. W. writes: "I do not think
vou exhibit your usual good sense
in your attitude regarding the mar
riage of cousins. Stockmen often in
breed stock, usually for a definite
purpose, and enjoy the privilege ot
knocking tn the head the failures,
which privilege modern civilization
does' not accord in the case of hu
mans. " Tour advocating" or condon
ing audi marriages offends a large
proportion of your readers."
.' x REPLY,
As you misinterpret my position, I
will restate it: '
The marriage of first Cousins is
prohibited. in certain states. From
the eugenics standpoint there are
certain qualities of certain stock
which make the marriage of first
cousins hazardous aand" to be disap
proved of Likewise, there are otjier
qualities of certain stocks which
make marriage ef first cousins re
markably safe, and In some instances
advisable from the same standpoint.
There are many .valuable treatises on
the subject, two of which arc:
"Inbreeding," by East and Jones,
and "Heredity in Relation to Eu
genics," by Devenport. ...
, ' ,; Causes 'of Dizziness. -'
T. y. K. writes: "Would like to
know What causes sudden attacks of
falntness upon arising, after having
remained quietly seated for a length
of time. ! At such times everything
goes black, before; my eyes and my
knees shake so that I have to grab
hold of something to keep me from
falling.. ' ' ' ' -y '
"These- spells never - last longer
than a few seconds,, as a rule.,
- , "Six years ago I was seriously ill
with lobar pneumonia. Could this
possibly have anything to do with It l
, "I ani a young: man of 19, -ana.
otherwise,. so far as I know, am In
perfect health. Would smokirfg have
anything to do with it?"
' ' REPLY. " ' ' - '.. '
' Toil should be examined. '; Heart
disease or kidney disease might be
responsible. 'Among other possible
causes are ' aneamia, constipation,
and ear disease. .
' " . Lunching' With a. Leper.
Teddy. L. writes: "Kindly advise
as to the following:' . .
"In speaking of leprosy, W ebster s
dictionary says: 'It does not appear
to be contagious.' - , ' " .
"Please tell me if this is so, and
If -its would be dangerous to eat in
the house of one so affected?
', v .-. REPLY. .
A Leprosy is not very contagious.
Nevertheless, prolonged, close con
tact with a leper is somewhat dan
gerous avoid eating in the
house of one so affected It is safer to
do so. ,
, V CENTER SHOTS.
' Advlee to the bird' who is going
te be the "first robin" don't! Bos
ton Transcript. .
France doesn't expect a premier
to do the impossible. She merely
demands that he promise it. Hart
' Freshmen. pass better "intelligence
tests" than college presidents. Well,
they haven't been in as long. St.
' Further,' it seem as if the news
papers might have suppressed the
scandalous tory about George
Washington having red hair, after
All these-years.-i-St. Louis Post-Dis-paLch.'.
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-It has simmered down to this:
Though not a candidate, Mr. Bryan
wiir not run away from Florida to
escape the United States senate.
Toledo Blade. .
It doesnt do any good to tell your
income tax troubles to a policeman.
Tell them to i;our next congressman.
Detroit' News. ' - :
( Aaaa IUm Mm
j Where? I had Just been In ThU
o. and then t stopped for a lima
in a .t lious of London, and then
I had stood aa a aentinel on a lonely
outpoat of a at all built ar
Ihe aieppea of Kui to keep hai-k.
tha hoai of lyphua (hat howled ik
wolvra In the msht.
And then 1 heard that voice, tlut
dulling- sou- of reality, "Where do
ou think you are?" 1 acknowltdted
It alowly, reluctantly. Yea, wa In
Camera, and in the ho.pnul, and
Ju.t over ophu. The crisis
pt: tha wrek of delirium ended,
I rame bark to . prosaic- world.
There wan no ewape to far dlalant
tinea. There waa only tha famine,
preaaing III from every. aide. I was
mere consumer of food and hoapi
lal apace, th two most precious sr.
tu-les In Hanisr.
The irl who brought In my food
waa very soothing and strong, A
nleaaanl elrl of It. but she had
spent several years In Amerli-a and
knew Kngiisit. ao tney nan man nr
my spec In I attendant during my III
neaa. Khe win romfnrialilv silent, like
a reen tre or a harvest field In th
h n . 1,,,, . . . . t-A . t Ln.W f H N t
the doctor Jiad told her not to talk.
leal ane souid aiaturn me wun nrr
story. As soon aa I could isik 1
eight In all waa the number of
nor family, and tney uvea in a for
mer Uernian colony on th Volga.
When she was vouncer they had sll
been In America, but her father
wanted to see the old country, and
o they returned. H was most un
lui ty, for they had t-onie buck in
1C and had known misery ever
There wa nothing to do In the
town, and so she had stsrtrd out
with some friends a few months ago.
I'erhaps she could make her way to
Germany, or Tashkent, or Bainara.
no matter how far away, where food
could be found, and then she would
send back for her family. Such ig
norance, such coursge, and such dis
tances. She had only reached Sa
mara, a few hundred versts on her
way. Bho had been there for
months, and now it was winter and
she had no coat. She could not
travel without a coat.
What had become of her family?
She hnd written them often, but
there was no answer. "Where can I
get work for my father?" she asked
me. "He is a good carpenter, Re
sides being a farmer.' Later that
day I saw a relief worker who had
'been down the Volga, and asked
lint wna the situation ,like in the
town where this girl had come from.
rv hatl " he answered. "They
are mostly dead, or gone away."
9 m v
Th. Anrtnr waa rieht. I should
not have hoard the story. The girl
was no longer soothing and com
fortable to me. When she came In
t tnrnsj mv head to the wall and
tried te puzzle out where a carpen
ter could get worK. 1 c-oum mi
look at her. for when I did I saw
v, aIHc, eietnr ami the bovs and the
mother and the baby, all such fine,
Kturdy country peasant people. -And
I thoucht "how they were scattered
now and probably dead, and how
she, as a girt ot is, naa nwnou
to save the family, and was now
working for board find room in a
hospital, while she had to borrow
my coat to go ouc 10 marnnu
It was only after several days that
... n..-n. war. Htrnncr enough to
forget that she was the suffering
young thing of 18; to think of her
only as the strong, silent person
who brought me my food. One s
nerves must, be naraenea 10 ami.
one is to live through a famine. Fo
xi UA lumceH. ne thoiiRands o
llieio 01c ui.......
families with tales as -bad as theirs.
,,ni.ai nnt manaces to lorgei a
little how human they are ana now
i..k siifTora nnf would soon go
mad.. Besides, they almost forget it
themselves. , The calamity is so un
lnvnoi on1 rn1nMft 1.
The English nurse who was sent
down by tne uuanprs irom muDv.
to take care of me used to go out
-i, how fnr a. walk in the city. She
brought back daily news. One day
she brought me news 01 inrea iimie
at once; a, train, a hospital and a
Slve saw tne train in me mauu i
Samara. It was one of 35 cars of
. 4 TTnrhln In Manchuria, It
was painted all over with friendly
j ' j frnm the "Har-
wurus nun i'" " ---- .
bin Committee tor tne neu
tj... T!,iaia " it was the gift or
poor workers ana pcasama ui
. . 1 A. .Via vnrlll .
ainerent vtti 11. , .
Later Bhe stood oy tne uuvi u.
. hn.n t.i at tne Elation
and watched for the hopeless people
turned away rrom tne nospnai.
....... uh ih lrftterlv ironical
words, "You are not 111, you are only
starving." They were young men
. .1. 1 .er.. tntrerinir wixn
irom uto v,.ie,w -hunger
as they walked to the rail
way centers in the. hope of escape.
There was a tamer carrying
girl who could no longer walk, She
,. enrt.lv. and slowly dying, but
1, woo o trnithiii fnr which the enier
gency hospital had no remedy. Too
many -had it, and the only remedy
for It was rood.
Tacno. a u.a t frnm the niation. tne
nurse noticed a Russian news bul
letin An a nra 11 Tt told how certain
newspapers in England were-claim
ing that there was .10 iamine.
rinA nf tho vnii-ncr men who had
just been refused admission to the
hospital because he was "pniy starv
ing," staggered under tne news oui-
tjo tint read it. ror ne
was too weak. He collapsed to the
o-t-mini non while he stood there,
and lay against tne wan, trying iu
In the room next to mine was an
other case of typhus, an1 assistant
doctor, with only four years of med
ical training. sne was in cnarge ui
the dispensary of the- hospital, but
m .ho wo. 111. I cnuld see her
through the glass "partition.
It was a A)ara case, one ruse in
bed and ravTd. After the crisis she
was stupid for a time. But soon her
mnH oamo hark and she was sitting
up and almost ready to walk, ;
Then one day her motner came in
to the room weeping. I learned aft
erwards what news she brought.
Yesterday she had sold some house
hold treasures and bought food, con
sisting of 100 pounds of flour and 10
pounds of sugar. It was a precious
hoard, for It would feed them both
for two months, ur, since tne as
sistant doctor got a meager ration
from the hospital, it mlfiht be made
to last them almost until spring.
But during the night robbers
broke Into the flat and stole the sugar
and flour. ' . ' .
The young doctor went Into hys
aris sho rnae and wailed and
threw herself about the room. She
dragged on her clothes ana insisted
on going home at once, for she was
not considered wen cnougn to wm
jet. But there was no noiaing ncr.
Peode were dying fast in Buzuluk,
we heard. Each person who came
through brought harsher tidings.
"I never go on tne streets now wun
out seeing some dead bodies," said
one. "Last week a woman was
brained with an ax by someone who
evidently wanted to rob her of her
.intha. fnr tha bodv Was left
stripped In the street, where it lay
for several days. It did not excite
n..,h nnmrnnnr fnr evprvone.ia too
much absorbed In his own misery."
Then tne collection corpses r,a
started by the' Buzuluk authorities,
nearly a hundred every day. a death
rate which would mean xnnttln In
leas than a year te h town. They
took the tHllt to Ma barna and
kept I hem while hua pit wrre tin
(or a rommtin liurlal.
In th villae It waatworae, f if
teen hundred diti 111 November In
a villa of 1,000 people. would,
take only ts month to fliil.li th.11
"You think it I bad In pit 111 at a,"
said en of tha pjurts-lliicnih.
"Put It I Ilk lira van 10 oma lirre,
For here are people with and
ratlona. There la also a railroad n
tar and a capital, Ther I Urva
linn hrra a Ian. of eoura. hut In the
vilUr it I niui-h worse."
idea nf (Stivtituk Inlil nf nin.a women
-hu 1' i. l'i.iii-. liuniaii iir.li m a
put, ilu-y lol.l It ktmply an. Willi,
out ii.iiiiiKiil. Ii Ma- true, llirv
jia.l r.iini III" duti and the ami
tho t-.iril"M. Tluy were lif.Kiniii l
rat human If if a.
And ali-r Htm Iar wei otii'r
A t liamf l .
lUiiht III our own llr aiuto we i
I.im.i ut a wot Id a w under. lut wa
at ni'i qtiue t ium - in. Ii it la. It
la rilhi-r a hen UiH t
a tiny and three on Humlay. or
martcloiia liur who thoualu tin Ihe
mi-. flevelaiul il"l t'ealT.
Wlmt tin Nr Jiwtt.
Th iii.ili.n of tin many '",n
ituiilit I.. In. rHullwd in the tsy dura
mil M-fiii lu 'i'riii mull a problem
ii a t-tiniireaa in innking of It. There
ahould hu (iiihu'Ii ineii in the naty
in iiimii tht- rlups 111 Hie navy. Kan
his t it y hi.ir.
When In Omaha
. STOP WITH US
And then I b-an to hear t-iln ot
worae than death In tha villaiti-ii.
Th resident doctor In the lnn.jiii.il
U.n. A I, A M.O M ... , Lll. I,,,t
W,,WVVTU t IV ...,W ...... I
h... a..i.,iI a aot raaHv fne itufv TW.rWVSWaaaai-
In tha vlllaces aa soon aa her pUu't, iKtnS:.rJTiM3M
rouia oa nura. a 11 u-iia imr
been placed under government order
ainr tha war. 6 he dreJel tho fu
f .. I ,. . 1 n.l saIh. If 1
w iiwmM iivi ........ . .
could help." she wild. "If tmlv they
would send enouah foml with me.
But what can I do with medli'lnea
OM.MMO, ...n.l. f tA v ftn,t A n.l
they aay" here her voice sank to
a whisper "tney aay tno sturvinif
ar Beginning to rat propip.
We were still civilized folk, and It
ahocked. ua. "It may not be true,"
she aalil. "and I hope it ia not."
Two weeks later the Nanaan mis
sion came shrough, returning from
Busuluk, "There are rumors of ran
nahallam," aald Dr. Farrar, tho med
ical head of the mission, who has
ln-e died of typhus. He mw my
look of horror. "It Is not mnllrmrd
yet." he said, and then adiled, lo-t
I ahould grow too easily relieved,
"but of course It Is hlKhly probable.
What else Is there to do?"
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