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TILE HKIO: OMAHA, Till US HAY, FKBRrARY 117, 1913.
Whining and Complaining Women Are
the "Meanest Wives in the World,
Hy DOJIOTIIV 1)1 X.
If the man whose attentions are with-
, out Intentions, ami who Wins a woman's
heart Jiut to amuse himself with It for
nn hour. Is entitled to the, medal for the
meanest man; If
the meanestglrt Is
the grafting trfrl
who makes a
young man spend
morn upon hor
than he can afford,
even though ho has
to .defraud ott'ejs
to set the money,
what type of wife
1 8 the mrnnest
I think It Is the
whining and com
plaining wife. I
think It Is the
wife who seen her
like a slnvo for
her, and who tnkes
everything that he
gives hor without thanks, and reproaches
him because It Isn't more.
The wife who Is flirtatious ,and fond
of tho admiration of other men must
ulve her husband many a bad y rtcr of
an hour: the wife who Is wasteful and
extravagant must bo an aggravation to
the man's soul as well as to his pocket
book: the high-tempered wife must make
a husband regret that he belongs to that
grado of society whore It Is not etiquette
to use a club on tho partner of your
bosdm; ,the wife, who nags must reconcile
the' man who has got her to the brevity
fllfe and make him long fow the peace
nd quiet of the grnve.
But all of these faulty wives have some
redeeming lrtuc. Tho fascinator Is as
fascinating to her husband as. she N to
other men. The waster and the spend
thrift Is sure to be easy-going, and
laughtor-lovliiB, and generous natured.
Tho high-tempered woman Is almost In
variably a real helpmate, full of energy,
who works herself to death for her litis
band and children, while oftener than
not the very source of a wife's nagging
Is her over-devotion to her husband and
her ceaseless anxiety for him.
Therefore, a mini may be ocr.lslonally
green-eyed with Jealousy, or Harassed
with bills, or tremble at the thought of
the curtain lecture, and the question he
Is due to face at home, and yet find Borne
savor In matrimony.
Not so ho who has had the misfortune
to espouse the daughter of the horso
leech, who Is forever cryjng: Morel
Morel" She Is hr,rtloss, pitiless, con
scienceless, with veins that run Ice water
instead of blood, and the only emotion
she. over experiences Is thai of insattabic
To her a husband, ls.nothlug but a,raoner-
iralttlnB machine, valuable only in pro
portion to tho dollars lie cm turn out. J
If ho li sick and suffering, she Is furious,
simply because jils earning: power Is do-'
creased. If ho dies she is reconciled by
the insurance money, or the prospect -Jhat
opens up to her of marrying some other
man who Is an oven better cash register.
This prei tory wife in as relentlessly
cruel ns any Apache, for she tortures ho.
l.usband to death by slow degrees. She
starves his heart for affection and ap
preciation. Sho br.caks hla spirit by her
reproaches. She saps his cour.igo by
making him feef that he is a failure. Shu
robs him of all the reward of hli toll
by never being satisfied, with the results.
Such a woman marries a' man knowing
his clrcurniji.nees. knowing that he is
poor, and t.n his wife wJNt have tho
lot of a poor man's wife, and that she
will have to dress plainly, and work, and
Nevertheless, Instead of making the
best of a situation Into which sho has
gone of, her own accord, with her eyes
wldo opcti, sho begins to fret and whine,
The husband Is doing his part. He Is
tolling like a dray horso from early
morning until dewy eve: he Is denying
himself every little luxury and treat that
he would like to have for the sake or his
wife, and that Bhe may have pleasures
he does not dream of Indulging himself
in. He gives hor tho best of everything
he has and more than he can really af
ford. But when he comes home of an even
ing, weary and spent with his hard day's
work, he finds a cross, disgruntled, dis
satisfied wife, whose welcome Is a flood
of reproaches because she can't have
what richer women have.
Instead of trying to make her little
flat, or cottage, comfortable, she finds
DsllrrieM dlfftr rreatl In cttuulnff tlTrt and Utttr
ability to ton op tad kp it month, fun a4 tkroai
In condition to mitt dluait. and U tt to rwl
dKW. Tho moUl, nana tluow of tho mouth art a
favorlto Incubatlnc plaoo lor micro and ni-
holbod for tho doMiopottllon of mall bit ot food,
forming acldi that cauM dtcajr ot Ua tooth traotura.
POWDER or PASTE
ara thorosihljr anlUoolle fro tn actda, grit aaa
noa-dlMolvUc taatur. Mo (harp partlcioa can lodo
vndtr th roo to niut pyorrhea ibo eryttal ot pomlo
or csttUboa can KraUh Ih maiul or cat Urouck It.
lionoxtfo I a hamUM blaach aad It dally lu lawn
aoond, cloaa, whlto tooth aad a haallky Booth. Yoa'U
KSOW mil wntn you m mo "" noii.
If your druigVtha; Jtkir M
Tooth Powdw or Full It will b
f nt pott n airtet from our
ftnt pott ftl
far a, wnu
THE MOXOXIDK CO.,
This popular feature ap
pears' again in the Bee
every day. It should inter
est you and your children.
a million faults with It, and says there
Is no use In trying to keep audi a hgto
tidy. Instead of sitting him down to n
well cooked meal of simple food, gar
nished by good cheer, she serves hhn
delicatessen messes, or stringy meat, and
says that Is all that poor people can uf
ford to have, and that she could out
something If only sho could go to n
fine restaurants nnd have dainty food,
served on flower-laden tnbles under tho
palms, as lucky women who have mar
ried successful men.
She bewails her clothes because they
come from Sixth avenue Instead of Fifth.
Mho laments because sho can't go to-
grand opera Instead of the popular
priced matinees. She beats upon lief
breast because she can only have a two
weeks' outing In the summer Instead ot
going to Newport for the season. Who
continually calls her children's attention
to the fact of what poor, miserable
cnatures they are l.ecauso their father
can't give them every indulgence that
millionaire children have.
Worse still, she openly reproaches her1
husband because he Isn't as successful,
and doesn't make us much money ns
some other man sho knows, and sho lets
him see that she considers him a rank
.failure, and horself to be a martyr be
cause she Is his wife.
Could any fato on earth ho mf re bitter
tlmn that of the man who Is literals
woiltlnc himself Into tho sravo for hi
fnmllv. who gives to them every cent he
earns, beyond the bare necessities of hta
board nnd clothes, nnd who gets. In re
tut n for nil this heroic effort and sacri
fice, nothing but ingramuue irom ma
wife, and Is made to feel tliat no nas
dragged her down In the world,
The men who endure whining wives
deserve to get the first-class Carnegie
hero medal or else to be tent to the In'
stltutlon for tho Incurable Feeble Minded.
But the women who take the wark of n
man's hands and the devotion of his
heart, and make no return for It except
with complaints, arc. the meanest wives
In the world. Th elrs Is the sin of In
gratitude, and that's the blackest one
on the calendar.
Take Man from
Hy UI3ATKI0K FAIIU'AX.
I wish nil tho young women who are fin
their knees before pedestals on whlcn arc
perched callow youths, with their faces
over high collars showing less Intelli
gence than that of n new colt looking
over a high-barred fence, would arise
frcm this attitude of worship long enough
t. read a letter which I have Just re.
The writer, a girl, gives the signature
of "Rebellion "-an appropriate tone...' 4s
wish that more girls were ready with
Just such signatures, l woutd ;lje a good
thing for the soul of the self-satisfied oc
cupant ot the pedestal.
"Don't you think," writes Rebellion,
"that the fellows aro entirely too inde
pendent with the girls, and don't you
think it is the girls' fault? Don't the
girls bow down to them and cater to
them, and isn't that the reason?"
. It certainly Is the reason. And the
girls themselves are to blame.
The stigma that formerly attached to
that period ot certain uncertainty de
scribed as "old maid" has forever been
banished from the minds ot those who
have attained. It. The girl from 14 to 20.
who Is still struggling, has an abhorrenco
of tho word that Is abnormal In tueso
days when single blessedness dally grows
To her the term Is Just ns detestable as
It was generations ago, when the spinster
of the family was tho dire proof of all
lack of pergonal charm and of no more
account than tho driftwood that la iiot
desired on land and Is cast up by the sea.
When the girl has grown older, which
means, In more forcible terms, when
troubles have put better sense Into her
head and she has learned there are
thlngn In life worth more than a colloiv
youth's approval, she ceases struggling,
and confesses her years with tho admis
sion that she wouldn't change places
with any married woman she knows. But
It Is In this developing stage that tho
mischief Is done. It Is while sho regards
splnsterhood' 'as the greatest affliction a
woman can know that she spends her
time on her knees In humble worship.
Rebellion adds: "I um nearly IS and
experiencing my first love affair. I
really wish I were a little girl again and
back In school. I never had to worry
then as I do now. I always thought It
would be heavenly to be .in love, but It
Isn't, for I am very unhappy. Sometimes
he acts as If he likes tne and at other
times he Is cold and Indifferent. When I
act Indifferent to him he sulks and the
other girls say: 'Why do you act that
way? Don't you know he will run away
"Men are never as conscientious in
love as women are, and wo bow down
and worship them for their meanness,
I wish we girls could get together and
take the men from their pede.stahj, where
they certainly now reign. In my owrt
affair. It will break my heart to lose
my lover, and yet I know that I cannot
go on bowing down to every wnim ana
catering to all his pettish notions.
She wishes that all girls could get to
gether on this question. What a lot of
wholesome snubbing the men would re
ceive If girls could get together on an
uti.nedestal olatform! Such a love
trust is more needed than many of the
labor unions. Under present conditions
It A snubs her lover for his selfishness.
a girl named, B. smiles at him, all the
moro tenderly, and he. transfers his at
tentions and his alleged heart to B, Be
cause of this uncommendable trait, which
leads one girl to fly with ointment whon
another girl administers a deserved pun
ishment the men continue on their self-
satHfled, Imperious, unrebuked -way. .
If girls will stand together, and make
one girl's wrongs all their wrongs; if
they will be as loyal to the rules of the
flove game as they are to the rules of
I labor union, the idols wilt crash from
I their pedestals, and every girl wljl know
more of happiness and less of humllUv
But no one slrl can work this reforma
tion alone Young men lave their pedes
" tats, and will continue to occupy them so i
I .one aa any girl remains on her knee;
The Wilcox Glide The Latest Dance:
Society Taking Up Dance Originated by Famous Poetess
By MAllttAltET HUHHAltD AYEU.
The lilla Wheeler Wilcox Glide Is the
very latest and most Important of the
new dances which, like certain famous
candles, come fresh every hour.
Mrs. Wilcox herself Is sponsor for the
dunce, nnd she has danced It at several
f unctions given this season In her honor i
and Is to "do" It ror the Forum club this
Hy lU ItACONTEUHE.
Smart motor coat in a serviceable and
reversible chestnut "cote)o" ratine.
Half looe In Its line, the sleeves with
out arinholos showing the- same fullness
at the shoulder as at the waist, the last
tightened by a small band of caston
(beaver), It shows In front and back a
large stitched panel cut In "droit" and
fasteni d ut the waist-line by four col
ored cat's oye buttons.
A stitched band of ratine marks . th
rather high walst-llne.
One feature of the coat Is a small
pointed hood framing a round collar bf
Following a meeting of a women's club
recently several young nprtn siue mairo.i
were dlscusshifr their husb&nds.
"Jack U so aluientmlnded." Mild one,
"that I frequently have to find his hdi
for him "
"That'-- nothing." paid another, "t:ie
other dav 1 notl'-ed Harrv looking
through tlie city llrerorv for the dcll'si
liitfu ut ix word. -JfounKftywu Tcl'g.-m
Wmv.J SrTivaSlS. 1 52jra exercise, and now that they
i' v immmtmm avo nor .111..0,. example m mm
i lie tinnee wns coiniMiseii mr ner uv iter i
leiicWr. Miss June lleefs. but the famous I
tiiu'tMig hr-relt ndddml mmiv new nolnls '
which, as Miss Beers said, make It es
sentially her own dance
"Airs. Wilcox dances with a voiirf. and
the v.iiy she uses that cart Is so In-
dividual, so graceful, tr-ut It ivn!:es quite.
" iwm In Itseir, says Miss IJeers, wno
elucidated the steps of the dance at the
Little Bobbie's Pa
By WILLIAM K. KIHK.
Thare Is a yung limy camming up to
the house tonlte, sed Ma, which malkw
lot of munny teeehlng other wlinmeii
how to rceduce unt'l thay look as slim 4
smooth, as a willow twig. I met her at a
matluay the other day, erd Mn. ft she
took quite a liking to me, & she Is going
to tell me all that she knows about re
ducing without charging me a cent. Isent
that perfeckly darling & lovubel of her .'
It Is, xed Pn; Is nho a queen?
She Is a queen & a princess roled inn
one, sed Ma. The golden glory ot a Nor J
weglan sunset Is In her hair, : her eyes
aro like twb glow worms, only hilt dlf
ferrt Walt till you see her. She hnl
she wud be charmed to meet you & talk
oaver the human form t how to roeduci-
It You see, sed Ma, I toald her that
you were too fat.
I ain't too fat, sed Pa, I will admit
that I am a little chubby & all that, h'lt
That's what every man says when he
gits like a tub, sed Ma, he calls hlsseif
chubby. Why. sed Ma, I wud like to bnt
that when Miss Htrathmore sees you hc
will throw up her hands In holy horror
k say Oh, you are too fat.
Let her do It, sed Pa. If she wants to
be that rude to her host. As i sed be'
foar. I am too chubby, I will admit, & I
will admit,' also, that wlmmen tikes slim
men beekaua slim men malks prltty bcaus
to be courting with & cesy husbands to
yank around after marriage. Hut I am
not fat, woman- I knew Pa was glttlng
mad, beegaus the only time he calls Ma
"woman" is wen he Is reely mad.
"Well, Miss Strathmoro calm to the house
about 8 o'clock. Wen she was talking
off her wraps Ma whispered to V
now be nice to her, deer, beekaus I
think the wurld of her.
Wen Miss Htrathmore calm into the
room I cud nee that Ma dident have to
whisper to Pa to be good to her. I am
only a llttel boy, but I ain't any fool
k Pa always toald me to keep my eyes
oapen, You bet I kep my eyes oapen wen
she calm in, & so did Pa. Pa's eyes was
opener than mine
She was a awful dutiful gurl She had
iii' t yellow hair & the finest eyes wirh J'
i iiiti.u iniiii uik i
This Is what Mrs Wilcox thinks of her,
dunce and of dunelng generally: i
"Ohallff paid the enormous compliment Poseu ty rroi. 1.01 ner. an., t i
In .tvliiK his valuable time to go and described here by their creator. Miss
Ian II llli inn twice. For vrars he
wan conch of the Metropolitan ballot and
:i giiat 'premier' hlni'elf. We did danc
"Dancing Is a sort of religious restasj
to me; the whole Joy of life Is lu It. It
bus always seemed to me that the danco
combined utl arts: music, poetry, point
"liani'ln Is tho one thing I do well.
I nve nevci absolutely arrived in lltera
gin c : never written anything which won
uulvurMil upproial. Hut I feel absolutely
cunfldent of niyMclf as a dancer. ) think
I must have been a piofesslonal danrer
lu Nome other Incarnation. Probably In
the temples of the oiiolit. TlKre Is.uo
oilier eiiterlnlnment which glvoe me ho
much plciiiiire us to see or participate In
Many who never dared suy so will agree
with Mrs. Wilcox that dancing Is one of
the most enjoyablo forms of
exercise, and now that they
have hor Illustrious example
they, too, will dare to trend the
ever saw. They was all tho time danclnrr.
too, like tho eyes of tho trained nurno
that wo had wen Ma was sick.
I am awfully pleescd to meet you. Mis
Htrathmore. sed I?n. My wlfo was telllnc
mo what a deer gurl you were, & ull that
i navo to say Is that my wife Is what
George Ado used to call a irrale do-
scrlber. This is a very open winter that
we aro having, Isnnt It?
It l Indeed, sed Ma's frond, but I am
afnide that you arc a grato flatterer.
merely called this mining to explain
to yure wife how to reduce so that her
form cud be tho human form dlvlno. It
is so easy, sho sm. Just a few slmpel
exercises twlet n day & the task is al
Cuddent you show me the exercises, too.
sed Pa. I am a good deel over-wate.
1 feel that the work wud do me a wurld
Oh, . I doant think you uced It, sed
Miss Htrathmore, I newer saw a moar
powerfully bllt man, II Is trim, she
sed, that you are not exactly slim, but
there Is a suggestun of enormous mas
tery & strength about you. Power
vpeeks out from yure-very outline, she
toald Pa. Ixok at those vplcndld arms
Thay look llko ns If thay were huge
branches growing out of a rugged oak.
Well, sed Ma to Pa, 1 guess wo "wll
excuse you & Bobble. This person wants
to ' show me how in reduce & wen she
has showed me you can cum back In &
pay her for her. trubbol. 'I. guess Ma was
Advice to the Lovelorn
Hy IJEATRICE KAiKKAX.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I ani 0 years of
ago and am In love with a girl one year
my Junior, and think that she returns
Would Jt bo proper for me to tell her
or my love ana asi ner to wan aooui
two years, until I am better fixed flnan-
A long engagement Is not to be desired.
but in your case It I certainly wiser
than marriage on an Insufficient Income
By all means ask her, and be true to
each other no difference how long that
I engagement is prolonged,
niiint' n it.
Dear Miss Fairfax- I am 19 years of
age. Kvery morning while going to work
I meet a youuu man who raises his hat
and aaa (iood uiorulnff " la It proper
light fHiitasllr toe In the measures of
the Wilcox glide.
The music of the r.'lleox glide wa
I co in-
Position Regular tmllioom position.
Nidlm' nail-First stup-rlght fool to
right side, point, step right foot In bae
of left, step left to left side, step right
foot In fiont of left-two mwsures.
r(une to left, beginning wltlwift foot
Second stP-"lUP sllde'-hop on lelt
The lady's partner goes through the
right, left right, turn half way ngulu to
make n complete turn-two meiisuics.
Ilopeat all fiotu beginning.
foot, slide right to tigiu sine. in.im.
heels together. Ucptnt Hie same thing-
two measures. ,
Thlrd stel-"A two-step turn -p.i.-.
same steps, beginning with the opposite
Mrs Wilcox varies the dance by lertl.ig
go her partners hand and executing a
for mo to answer him back, us I would
bo very glnrl to get acquainted with lilm
Please don't, llo will think more of you
If you think too much of yourself to
form street acquaintances.
If he rilly cares to meet yon, ther
v.lll come a way. A girl qf 16 cannot he
too careful of the hind of hoys she makes
Dphi' Mlsa Fulrfux: I am In lne .nlli
a rich young man, nnd lie) ne very poo.',
cannot reach him. Will you nlenin let
nie know how I oa win him? H. a. li
lt his wealth Is his attraction for you,
don't try to win him. Buoh a mercenary
spirit demeans you.
If lie loves you he will woo yoH, and
unless ha loves yol), you would not be
happy with him with all his money.
I l(lM Vou Will.
Dear Miss Falrnxi I am IK .and have
been going with" a-Young man for more
man oii year.
lie Is on year my wnior and is very
That miserable "ahot-to-niece"
feeline of "the
morning nfter" is quickly '
overcome by a cup of Ar
mour's Bouillon. Drop a
cube into a cup of hot water
and you have a stimulating,
wholesome beverage which will
pull, you together better and
more quickly than anything
else, and without reaction.
Grocera' and DrugglM' eVorywhcre.
Monthly Cook Uook Aaarcsa
Armour and Company,
utVu f umcago.
serlex of graceful poses, in lUileli the
floating seaif plays Its pint. Whllf she
Is dancing this solo her partner continues
to keep the fine and rhythm of the
dai.ee. or to donee nrter her. but without
taking, hold ot her hands until the be
ginning of a now mouiture or until a
Unix IndU ated, when he rejoins the Inch
1'roT. OlWIIfr. Ih speaking of the Wlko,
nilde. iwtd that Is was uno of the new
variations on the , one-step, the populu
rtMiee of thr-moment. IMR-daticed with
the toe rain tod as sluiwn. In the lllustra.
ilnn. which represents tho pnrtners
their respective posltlpus, and the soli
dame done by Mrs. Wilcox nlonc
While Prof. Ohallff was speuklnga clar
of vclT small children were being dls
missed nnd were leaving the room ciy
remctatili. lingering to uo jum inn- hum
,,rouette. !ome of them had beep sent
to dancing class 10 sirenguien tncir smun
feet, for the pointed toe dances are cx-
cellent not only for strengthening the
feet, but for developing the high arch or
Improving fallen arches.
"Mrs. Wilcox dances well." was tho
professor's comment. "ho enjojs tho
physical exercise anil the mental exhilara
tion of dancing, and sho Is one of the re
miirknbln people who never stop learning
something new, whether It's sclenco of A
dance. 8ho goes at It with enthusiasm,
and Is as apt a pupil as sho In wonder
ful as a teacher In her writings."
The Wilcox nilde. the One Step, tho
Frisco Wiilk, theso nro somo of the now
and most popular dances of the moment
livery one la doing them, and ono of tHelr
best feature Is that they are not difficult
to dunce If one has a good sense of
rhythm nnd tho lovo of dancing -without
thoso two factom no one can dance wolf
and the most peoplo who lack rythyni
and tho Joy of living never want to dance
Tho poetess of optimism, Mra Wilcox.
Ib a born dancer by the very nature of
thing. Untiring to hei- Is tho physical ex
pression of tho rhythm of her verso and
tho optimism of her message to the
awkw-nrd und bashful, My friends all
muko fun of him, but thut, instead, ot
turning me iiEitiiiMt i.liu, Heems only to
make me 1Utc liliri more. Uo went away
about two weeks ago. lie hasn't written
to me since he loft. Would It be all right
for mo to write tu him first? TlIKLMA,
Certainly 1 ndmlro him for his hash-.
Hulucv and you for your loyalty to him
Undoubtedly he la too bashful tu wnlo
und in hoping for a lottor from you.
Don't Keep Hie A piiiilntmcni.
benr Mlsa Fnlrfi'x: I know i young
niuli who p.ild nttuntioii to mc for qulti
awhile. Six "months ugo he wrote, stating
hr.i'autd not cull any mure on account
of busiU(-M and I did not hear from hint
until I wrote him recently, asking him
If he would cull again. He wrote me a
letter and telephoned me afterward, mak,
inc an appointment lu the city. Instead
of fi co"Iiir out to see me and the
family, as I auggested. Shall I keep
thin appointment or write him a letter to
excuse nivself and ask him to come up
to-nee us? . HELEN
It would be nn evidence of greater re
p'ect for you If he railed at your home
aa ypu suggested.
y r ij am ii n n n
f' SBS. " WBaVL il V. f p.