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IMIK lKE )M MIA, S.TVmA. .IVNTAUY 11. l'l.l
Hy WIXIKHKU lUiACK.
hart a bail limp the other day. wanted something In the .voiid drawer nf
lln typewriter desk. Tush, pull, shake, rattle no. It would not budge
Let's trv the key. maybe that will iln It No. It won't g In the lock at all
Vlnvhc whnt wnnt Is In the other drawer, anyhow. No tint there' l'crhups t
tiii do without It after all. No imp. I pimply cannot 10
ncmber that woman's name.
Push, pull. tug. rattle, shake I'll have to stoo t e,
;nttig. I suppose, and send for n locksmith and iia.
' mi bothering around an hour or so.
riirre. that was a good thump for you. you vtui.li.
hing hot ouch! It hurt my kunckle. Where's tl .. i
.PHni Who'd think n, simple skinning could smait s..
What's that? You have to open the top drawer i. f.
he next one will open, is that nil? Well, of nil n,
!mt open. shut. Open so simple. Isn't It, when mu g. i
started right? Thank vou'so much, so stupid of m- si ,
'ipeii, shut, open It works like a charm. I've -got th rigii'
idea that's all. That's It, the right Idea. I'm gome i
ii. v that somewhero else.
The friend of mine who has been acting so "iiueor of ib
so kind Of foolish and strange. .Maybe I've be n net
ing "nueer" myself. J'll see.
i nifi inm incmi me a cry ucai oh.v, mid I did see I
forgot all about tlv "queer,'' and acted Just as 1 did before i thought ilierc
was something odd lmt her attitude and the frozen look went out of her mi",
and when she left me v. Vlid promised to meet soon for a long visit lil.c old
times. 1 had forgotten the combination, that was all, and I thought It was nil
The. faulty woman who Is doing that
pleco of work for me, and bungles It so
badly what In, tho world Is the matter
with her? 9ho used to do so well. What,
I was Irritable the other day. and she
grew " discouraged and nervous? Weil,
inaybo r was. I'll try the other way this
time and nee what that will do.
r heard a man scolding a trusted em
ploye, and the man was saying, "You
aro not getting results what's the mat
ter?".. And the trusted employe was try
ing to tell what the matter was, but he
The matter was he had worked faith
fully and competently a long, long time.
He had pulled the man's business up out
.of tho mire hail put his very life blood
Into It and In all the years not a word
'from the chief. And now, at the flrt
halt In the march of triumphant results,
there was only criticism and fault-finding.
Somo men there are who cannot stand
success. Tell them they have done a
.thing well and they want to take a day
off right then and there, so as to till
the neighbor's what big fellows they ai
with tlio ifboss." Never mind them they'll
be going soon, any way. You can't save
a fool from his folly. Praise, appreciation,
recognition that's more than half the
battle to any ono worth his salt.
Slam rattle! What's tho matter dowa
lii tho kitchen? The grocer's boy Dallas
the door, tho cook says? No wonder, with
such a faco to greet him. What's tho
trouble, cook? Peoplo late to luncheon,
and this your day out? To be sure; to be
sure; and thoy could have been hero on
.time Just as well as not only they didn't
' That's the whole trouble. We don't
thjlk. Good for you little, stubborn desk
Tou'v taught mo a lesson one 'I needed.
$n tRolnff-tp EH the ;lp ht, Idea about
ijiimo 'ot these, affairs' ot mliie that get
" tangled sometimes. I'll open the top
.drawer first. There now, how blmple It
Ik. JJhut, open; shut, open eaay as fall
ing off a log, as my mother used to say.
' Him came from the" logging counto.
where tho men who worked in tho rolling
water at high mark', know Ju-jt exactly
how easy falling off- a log really hs-rJust
as easy. '
I supposo there must have, been, an easy
way to stay on the log, too, If you only
a'tudled it out. Many, did stay on them,
and rldo them triumphantly at that down
the rushing rivers' to ihe very sea.
How docs the ojd lumber camp song go.
"Roll out. roll on, roll down?" Thero.
now', T'm going to learn tho secret If I
,oan and stay on my lop by learning how
-o do my part first and best.
. Advice to Lovelorn
ny iiE.vrnicE faiukax.
Arr Ton Foolishly Jealous f
Dear Miss FTairfax: I am 17 and am
solng with a young gentleman throe years
my senior. He hasn't talked to me of
marriage, but ot late I have seen him
with a friend of mine to whom I Intro
duced him. He is a doctor and I think,
a great deal ot him. Ho has caHed as
irsual on regular evenings. GENE.
You do not say It you accepted him.
If you did not, you lack tho right to
question his conduct. He calls as before
nhd so far has done nothing wrong. Don't
make tho fatal mistake of being too ex
acting. He In Selfish.
Hear -Miss Fairfax: I am 17 and have
been grolng with a young man for six
months. 1 am greatly In love with him.
He has been going with other girls
lately and still wants to keep company
'Ho has often said he loves me, and
wjipn I am with other friends he dislikes
It and tells me about It. lUTtKICH.
Uo retains for himself the privilege of
going with other girls, and denies you the
privilege of going with other boys. He
is too selfish to be worth your love, and
you are really too young to know what
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Old Oaken Bucket
Hy HKV. THOMAS H. (ilUXiOKY.
"Samuel Woodworth. author of "The
Old Oaken Huckcl." was born In Scltn- t
ate. Mass. on- hundred and twentj ,
olght vcars ago today Junuurv It 1875 1
Early In Hie
manifested a lean
ing toward news
l a p e r il o in . and
when alxiut tout -teen
became an ap
prentice In the of
flco of the local
paper. After serv
ing his time in
Scituale he was
mado editor, when
only . twenty-two
by a paper in New
There he re
mained for a couple
of years, and In
ISO) removed to
New York, where for time he eked out
a' somewhat precarious exist u i doing
such l'ternry hack-work bum ed to
come his way.
In the meantime the war clouds gath
ered, and soon wo found ourselves In the
midst of our second fight with Great
Urltlan-the "War of '12." Woodworth'
patriotism was rock-ribbed, anil through
out the contest he did'oxcellnnt wbrk as"
editor of "The War," a weekly Journal
Hint lived till the simtnir of the Treaty
of Gh'Iuit and! the wcognttiotr iff 'Ame'r-
n rights. I
The animus of Woodvvorth's paper may
be gathered from a verso of one of his
poems published" therein for the benefit
of the Urltlsh:
'Ttetter not invade, recollect the spirit
Which our dads displayed and their sons
If you still advance, friendly caution
You mav by chanco get all you want of
fighting. , ,
Pickaxe, shovel, spade, barrow, crow
bar, hoc and barrow;
Better not Invade; Yankees have the
Peace returning. Woodworth was ed
itor for a whllo of n Kwedenborglan
magazine known as the "Halcyon Lumin
ary." Tho Luminary did not shne very
long, and Woodworth next appears as
editor of the "Parthenon.;' How long
the Parthenon lasted -wo do not know,
but It Is certain that Its existence was
In fact, even-thing that Woodworth un
dertook flashed In the pan, and his name
would have gone down Into eternal ob
livion but for one little song that. In a
moment of inspiration, he gave to the
world-the Immortal "Old Oaken Bucket."
That song, defying nationality and lan
guage, latitude and longitude, and all
creeds, political, religious and economic,
hns captured the wholo world and will
hold Its heart to tho end of time. It was
In 1017 that Woodworth wrote the song
that was to make his name Immortal,
and Its composition came about In tho
following way. Meeting a friend one day
and having a drink with him. Woodworth
praised the excellent character of the
beverage, whereupon his friend, setting
his empty glass down upon the table,
said: "No. Sam. this stuff doesn't com
pare for a moment with the clear, cool,
sparkling water we used to drink when
boys from the old oaken bucket that hung
In the well." The two shook hands and
parted Woodworth went to his room.
Blered pencil and paper, and Inside of
forty minutes had composed the piece
which nas never to die.
the Monk The Idea Was Good, BUT
Dress and Conversation Reform
MLL1S. U15 LKV1S MIHHI'OIX
COUNTESS DE OIIAHRILLON MARQUISE I)E ST. STM'IS
Hostess and soino of her titled guests at great Pnrla hall, like Arahlnu N'lKhts enter
tainments, at which the Chevalier tie Kounuiercn dictated costumes of Hlich splendor that the
vivid Oriental colors and striking costumes hocatnc tho present rago. Tho little tiirhans with
the fuzzy stickers are a stylo set hy this arbiter of fashions for women.
MAIU.'AHKT lU imAKD AVKH
A great many persons lament the
lost social art of conversation. Per
haps It Is this art which Chevalier Andre
ile l''ouiuleres will succeed In teaching
us before lie leturns to rails.
You see, It was M. de Pouqulcres who
brought what he calls the Oriental color
fccale,' Into fashion. I could not begin
to tell you how long he has lived In tho
Hast, or how ninny potentates be call:
Nfls friends. Suffice It to say that forty-
"VP maharajas called him gooilby when
he sailed for,thrse oliores iinil .ho knows
'every one of distinction abroad and hern
Vvhen v on 'wear a trock of vivid green
or yellow made of some Indian material,
or if you press one ot thosn Oriental tur
bans with a fuzzy sticker standing up on
one side upon your hu.d, you aro quite
unconsciously following In tho fashions
which M. de Kouuulercs made popular
In Paris at two great balls which were
.like the Arabian Nights entertainments
one given by the Ocuntess de Chabrll
lan and Hip other by the Countess de
Plermont-Tonnerre. At these ball all tho
Dorothy Dix, Quoting Helen Gould's Finance, Says:
Chickens Always Come Home to Roost
Hy DOHOTHV DIX.
Mr. Sliepard, (he mun to whom Helen
Gould Is, to be married, says that when
ho started forth to seek his foitune In
life his father gave him UiIh homely
that chickens al
ways como homo to
And Mr. Sliepard
says that In many
a crisis in his Ufa
he has remembered
the old aduge. and
that It has been a
stay and prop, and
a red lantern of
warning and a
beacon of hope all
combined to him
If you've ever lived
on a farm you know
Just how much wis
dom Is packed Into
Fits Herself to Surroundings
ANDU12 1)13 HOIQUIUKS
guests were dressed In Oriental costumes about von the . sUyseraptM s. with tllelr
of such beauty and magnificence that seething life of activity, and corrcs
tlie vogue of Oriental splendor and the ponding to thciu you have the slim
desire to wear the vivid Oriental colots
made the present fashions the rage.
"Women alwavs dress In the spirit of
the time." M. ile Komiuleivs explained.
"This Is an age of Individualism and
what 1 call the Oriental color scale
afford -the nioderuvwoinan a fltxprcs
slim' foi her mind and perHonall'tv. '
"Consciously or unconsciously. most
women try to fit thetiMlolv es to this
frame, the homes, and iTtbup, .surround
ings in vvh.eh they live." continued ,tho
arbltpr of elegance in Paris, 'and . !
regret that I caii'iol adiiiuotel.v 'render
his very beautiful style.
"It Is the natuie of woman to fit her
self to her surroundings and for that rea
son architecture has hud an Immense In
fluence on Hip costumes of the period.
Take, for instance, the first empire; y6u
recall the architecture and furnlturo ot
that time. trp the women's gowns of the
period, with their long classic lines, not
appropriate to the pmplre frame?
"Over horo today you havo towering
this old proverb. You remember how,
when night begins to fall.' the deserted
chicken yaid commences to fill up, and
from tiee and bush, and garden and
distant field, no matter how far they
have roamed during tho day, tho chick
ens come straggling hack home to roost.
"Chickens come homo to roost." It Is
a good motto for us all. It Is a good
motto to give to every girl and boy
starting out In life. It might not look
as elegant as do the lxlln words en
graved under an Imitation coat of arms,
but It would mean a lot mjire, and bo a
better watchword In times af stress and
Por it means that the one thing that
we can't get away from In life Is the
consequences of what we do. Por a i
time we may sem to escape from our
bad deeds, or appear to receive no re
ward foi our good 6nes, but 1n the end
they all come back to lis. .Our chickens
come home to roost, or aH the Blblo
grandly expresses It: "As a .man sows,
hi shall he reap."
Copyright, 1912, National
by French Dandy
COfNTHSS I)K I,K IS MIUICPOIX
siiliouelp or the woman on the avenue,
without one unnecessary Jot of materia!
ill her frock, as severe in outline ns the
tall structures that tower above her, and
Society will bo shown the pictures of
many of those beautiful women who first
made the Oriental fasnlnns ptohiincpt
by weiring thein at the dazzling Oriental
ball, ahll M..'l)o f)iiiillcrcs's collection of
wonderful photographs Includes colored
plctures'hf Foleli ch'atcau Interiors and
people and plac'es nev'e.r taken before.-
Just before 1 left 1 asked about the
fifteen suits of clothes which he wiui
supposed to . have brought over apd
earned hlnl tho,iium,iy of llenu Urummeh
"Someone asked me on shipboard how
many suits of clothes' 1 had; It'seemeil
a ludicrous question that I answered
"fifteen." It was tlie first number that
came Into my head.,"
Thus do some people luivp (ume thrust
Do you ever stop to drop iy penny In
the dlrtj, shaking Jiuiid of a bleary old
man who Is begging on the street'.' He
Is a hideous spectucio of a, human wreck
and failure Ills clothes are shabby and
filthy; his body knotted with rheuma
tism, his eyes filmed will! age and
drink. He Is homeless, friendless, shelt
erless, foodless, without tho honor and
respect that belong to his years,
Ills chickens are muting liotun to rooso.
In his soiintli lie was strong and healthy,
with Intelligence, with every chance to
make for himself a decent and respect
able place in socMv . bill he loved whis
key, and be, loved itllinesx. he loved lo
spend. Hp Indulgpil all of his vices, and
In his old age the evil brood has come
home to roost.
While you stop to bestow your ulnis on
the old mrndlcnnt. utudher mini' tolls by
Infills limousine, a sllvervi-halreil old man
with a pink face wh) Is swathed In furs
and at whoso nod of recognition men
rulsi) their hats These two men. Hie
rich and respected man and the poor old
Plenty of Room on This Planet for
10,000 Years to Come Without
Pessimists -person who see onlv tit
wm st side of every thlng-oHcn talk of
the overpeoptlnR of the earth. They think
Hint It Is getting crowded, ami look
upon wars, famines and decreasing hlith
I rates us providential devices for prc
vriitliiK men mid women front becoming
tiii numerous ami making things uucom
foi table for the chosen few who like to
..wit leu.un! acres apiece, to be laid out
in private parks and preserves. Thoy are
like the Scotch hilid who discouraged
laige families among hl tenants because
he fruied that too many human belnte
! would interfere, with his game and spoil
his shooting. According to those per
1 sons, there is a growing danger tlmt be
I fore long millions of human beings will
, be literal! v crowded off the Mirth because
Ii will be inconvenient to make mom for
In truth, however, lliete Is plenty of
i loom on the earth, and the great mother
I could easily maintain ten times as many
t hlldren as she now possesses.
I No doubt the world 1m getting a little
crowded In small smts, but If we look
i at It a s a whole we see that the centers
'of population ale only like n few anthills
.scattered over a vast field, most of which
I is unoccupied.
It would be a disgrace to mankind If.
1 10.000 years from now, a single human be
1 ing should perish from lack of sufficient
sustenance furnished by the earth to
support Its Inhabitants.
The laud surface of the globe covers
over MUXW.OOO square miles. According
lo the censuses and estimates made In
11)10, It contains nearly 2,nno,ooo,000 Inlfab
Itants. an overage of forty to the square
mile, leaving out of account the moun
tains, the deserts and the Ice-covered
land about the poles, there must be at
least SO.ilOO.OOfl square miles capable or
supporting a dense population, especially
with the aid of modern scientific meth
ods and modern machinery for the culti
vation of the soli. If the whole HO.OOO.oOO
square miles could be made to sustain a
population as denso as that of Belgium,
tho earth would have abuut ifl.otM.OOO.OM
Inhabitants. If tho nveroge density were
only 'J00 to the square mile Instead ot fiGO.
us In Belgium, tho total population would
A ghtneo at a population chntl shows
what slpiple children we have been III
our so-called conquest of'the earth. I.lko
children we have only tnkeli what wo
could get without effort. On the chart
you will mo a fe.w elongated, dark spots,
following tho great river valleys, which
Indicate where men have gathered like
hanging cluster of bees In, swarming
time. .'The blggent- clusters are in the
valleys of China's two great rivers, the
Hoang-Ho and ' the Yaiigitse-Klang, In
beggar, started out in lift with an equal
chance, but the man who. In his old age.
rides In au automobile worked hard and
fiilthfullv. and was Itoncst and temper
ate and thrifty, und ho lose step by step
from office boy to being head of the
business. The shiftless and limy soy bo's
been lutiky. but there's no luck about It.
Ills brood of chickens were luird work,
'dependability, rcllabllltv . Integrity, sobrl
i etv. self-oontrol, and economy, nnd In
his old ago they havo come home to
You go to the hospital to see some
friend who lies .tossing upon his couch
of pain.- Ile is n charming young -fallow,
lovable, talented, with every good
thing the gods cnli give. It seems ter
rllily unjust that su it a one should die
In the very flower of his yotinth. but the
doctors toll voti that they cannot save
"But." you say. "so many others with
that malady recovered." "Ah,' replies
the doctor, "hut tho trouble with him Is
that ho has gone the pace that kills. He
liu burnt Up his vitality hi dissipation.
Ile has got nothing left with which to
fight disease." And ho the boy dies. Ills
thicken!) have uonto home to loost.
And they come homo to roost for the
lad who has lived cleanly, whose blood
Is puie. whoso eyes uie clear, nnd who
can walk unscathed through pestilence
as If he bote a charmed life.
You often hear people. especially
women, complain that they are lonclv,
nnd thut they have no friends, and that
their children, even, do not lovo them
It nevnr seems to occur to these women
that they are responsible for their own
forlornness, which Is nothing but their
own chickens coming home to toost,
Tho woman who Iws no friends is the
woman who has never kept her sharp
tongue from saying the thing that siieoiwas rome mime to roosi.
Drawn for The Bee
the valley nf the Uiuiee In India and '
the valley of the Nile In Krv pt 'V r
Immense American river vullcvs hnw noi
yet turned black on the population rhnri
The other'nolable clusters of buniao bren
are scattered In little specks over Europe
The soil of the river valleys Is nrb ,vuj
leady to pour out Its vcRetabtc treasurers
and thmcfore men have crowded nun
them. Iut look at what has been drrn
In the past few years in some of the i-i
,.uiiiMi desert regions of our great esier
j country and you will need no ruithcr
' demonstration of tho fact that It onlv .
qirM lm application of brains In ordei
to trake the earth almost anvwherc
bloom with life.
Our population In 1010 whs about
living on an area of 3.8fO.Ooo st .are
miles, an average or between -t nun
human lHlngs to the square mile There
cannot be the slightest doubt that Hoi
could be Inrreased to an nverag.- of :m
to tho square mile, making n populatlm
for the t 'nltod Slates of more tlm 1
HrtO.000. Verv likely this could be Increase)
to a thousand millions with the aid it
The vast continent of Afrlna. with nn
area of more than 12.(W).000 square miles
certainly does not contain morp than
irAlXXUV.ii Inhabitants, an average of les.i
than thirteen to the square- mile Yet
at least half dt Africa is very fertile, mid
even the Sahara Desert possesses the
potential elements of fertility, only wait
ing development. U l ptuhahlo th.it
Africa could maintain more than a thous
and million of people. If U were.
thorougl.lv civilized. China, with l..V
square ...lies. sup,.rts HO.lWOnO people
and India, with snn.- rn 1,1,8
South Amcrlun covers 7.0O1.W0 squ...r
mes and contains say Peon e
average not muoh above six to t "
square mile. U Is rich enough to havo
at least UW.WWO0-
No. the earth Is not being over popu
lated. But some people me grabbing too
One of the remedies for this state of
things Is Indicated by the negro educator
Booker T. Washington, who on hlM recent
trip through Kuropc, as shown 111 Hearst s
Magazine for January, noted that 'n
Denmark the peasant farmer now own
three-fourths of the farms, while the
numbci' of Smftll farms there Is con
stautlv Increasing. In the. United States,
In imo, there werp-6.Sfil.Mi farms, only
S.SH.W? of which weie entirely owned h.v
the men who, worked them. The peoplo
of nenniark arc setting an example that
we might well follow.
though wii-wUty.no..niattcr.Jiow badlv
It hurt .another; .she. ,1s, Ahf woman who
has rlddep roughshod .over other people'
right's Jnrid"ppasnfr-s!-Hlin Is tho wan) i
who has been so selfish nnd so deter
mined to -have ttuvbest for herself that
sho hits never rtttiiflced her own coin
fort fdr-- anybody else. Sarcasm, and
greed, and Jealousy," nu'd envy, and hard
ness or heart aro the chickens shes
hatched out. and as age darkens around
her they nil flutter up to their ioont poll
In her henrt.
But the woman who has been loving
and tender and kind; who bas thought
of other people . before ' herself, wh t
has been the first to go" with a help
ing hand to every one In distress about
Her; who has shrouded the dead, and
pinned on tho wedding veil, and cuddled
the babies wherever there wns need ot
a woman's sympathy in Joy or sorrow,
never complains that her old ngp Is
lonely, or thut peoplo don't like to have
old women around them- '
Her birthdays ure smothered In remem
brances. Her old friends cleave to her
as David did to Jonathan. Young pcopl-i
lome to her Willi tllelr confidences, Her
chickens como home to roost, and they
are cnlled lovo and tenderness apd honor
Character Isn't mude In n day. It isn't
i made up of one act. Nor Is success or
failure determined by one single apt"
taculur deed, for In the end. whether we
do the thing or not, depends 1511 whether
we've done tho myriads of little thing
right. The man who run bo trusted i'
the top of the business is the man vvhi
was faithful at the bottom of It It is
tlie man who saved his pennies when h"
vvus young who has tho thousands when
ho Is old.
As vve have sowed, so must we reap.
The law never changes Our chlckoni
by Gus Mager