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When the East and the West A re One & When One Mile Might As Well Be Ten Thousand & and Three 7 hous and Feels Like Two BY NELL BRINKLEY Copyright, 1913, International News Service. - j . r . , : arm, tf .. i-bbbh hl . w " m wMmBm " cb jmi ibbh misi hj san rmi r .-safet. .r. m mi " in K L v nijv "T ! $iim he New Social Dances: p f !9n 1JR1WW9 m Mi!e-Anna Pavlov m nynm FATKCF KIlDer F "S OMBTIMES." said Sim Per kins; "I think Tm agin this here suffrage business for women, and sometimes I think I'm for It." "And it don't make no difference to nobody what you think, nowhow," said Uncle Ashdod. "It's Just like I says to Grandma Billup. 'Grandma,' I says piracy ain't no career for an old lady,' 1 says. When an old lady sets along io eighty or on,' I says, 'she can sit and knit, and she can knit and sit, and once in a while she can go and rub hoss liniment on her rheuaatir :f she wants some real -excitement, hut she ought to leave piratical jows to the men.' So she hired the Sally Ann ship "I bet it's a lie," said Sim Perkins sadly. "I bet two dollars it's a lie. And I got to sit and listen to it." "You ain't got two dollars," said Uncle Ashdod. "So I says, 'All right, grandma, if you hire the ship you're the boss and I'll hustle up a erew of good, tough old seadogs that don't care a hang for law or nothin" and that is willin' to cut throats at all hours, day or night.' "Now, Ashdod, don't be so hasty," she says, talkin" through her nose like she always did. I'll attend to gettin' a crey myself.' "So she got the Willin' Hands Sewin So ciety, and she got the Ladies' Aid So ciety, and she got Miss Piggle because she always wore a net over her hair " "Thought it might come handy to catch fish, I reckon," said Sini Per kins, sarcastically. "She got Miss Piggle to be cook of the pirate ship," said Uncle Ashdod severely, "because Grandma Billop couldn't bear to have hair in her soap. and she figured the net would keep Miss Piggle's hair somewhere nigh where it ought to be, which ain't in vittles, by no means. So that made twenty-four, countin' Grandma Billup, and I was twenty-five. They took me along to man the halyards." "Couldn't they do it?" asked Sim Perkins. "No. sir," said Uncle Aashdodl "A fool ought to know a woman can't man nothin. She could woman 'em but I never heard tell of anybouy womanin' the halyards." "I never heard tell of women startin' out to be pirates, neither," said Sim Perkins. "But you're goin' to," said Uncle Ashdod. "Because thafs what Grand ma Billup done. 'This here talk of nomen not bein' able to do men's work is all tonimyrot,' she says to me. 'We can do it better than the men a can,' she says, 'and I'm goin' to do my share.' 'You're too old,' I says. 'I'm so old L'm plum wuthless,' she says back, 'and that's why I've chose the callin' of a nirate. I don't know nothin' more wuthlnss than a pirate. If I'm a wuthless old woman I can do the work of a wuthless mas, and that's my idea of what a pirate Is, so I'm goin' to be it.' " "She might have told yarns," said Sim Perkins. "I know some fellers that tell yarns, and the yarae is wuth less. and the fellers Is wuthless, and " "And the audjeonce is likewise," said Uncle Ashdod without anger. "So I says, 'all right, grandma, what next?" 'Fetch the ship up to my front yard,' she says. 'Hitch a couple of brace of oxen to it and fetch it up here,' she says, 'for I give my word I ain't goin' piratin in a ship that's been man-managed all these years until she's bad a good spring house cleaning.' So 1 fetched her up. She looked some bulky when I got her into that front yard and she loomed up high, and Grandma Billup says, 'Ashdod, I ain't goin' to trust my old bones a climbin' up the side of that boat with a mop in one hand and a water pail in the other, and I ain't the -woman to ask the La dies' Aid and the Sewin' Society to do no acts of heroism I ain't prepared to lead. No, sir she says, 'a pirate leade.- has got to be the most darin' of the band,' she says, 'and be more Care deril than the rest,' she says, "and climbin' up walls that lean outwards ain't to my taste. So cut a door right there,' she says. So I cut it. And when it was cut the pirate crew put on their work dresses and entered in and set about housecleanin" that ship." "And you sittin' there tellin' 'era yarns that was not true," said Sim lerkins. "And me mannin' the pump handle and mannin' the water pail and man rin' the whitewash brusn," said Uncle As-hdod. "They scrubbed the hull in side and out, and made me whitewasn it. There wasn't a spot in that ship tut was scrubbed, and the walls wiped do-.rn and the beddin' put out on deck to sun. and I had to shinnev up the n .;s:s and scrub them, too. 'My! my! these men!' says Grandma Billup, when they wus done cleanln,' 'they don't know the fust thing about shlp keepin'. It was fair time we come aboard- " The boat was actchully filthy.' Which It wasn't by no means. 'Grand ma,' I says, 'a ship is a ship and it ain't no company parlor, and if you take my advice you won't clean her too clean, because she'll get dirty again in no time. And a pirate ship ain't a pirate ship if it ain't mussy and soiled like. That's the rule man of war, spick and span; merchant ship, fair to middlin": nirate vessel, filths airy. jNow you've gone to ail worn you've got to go to work ai filthy the ship up again.' '.Ashdod "And mannin' the water pail an d says she, 'am I the pirate chief, or are you? Mind your own business." "Served ye right!" said Sim Perkins gleefully. "So I minded my own business, like I always do," said Uncle A&bdod se verely, "and I says. "All right, leave her clean then, but it won't be much of a pirate cruise. You've got the old ship so clean you won't want to mur der no captives on it for fear of mus sin' her up. But that ain't my busi ness. When do you want I should haul her down to the water; ' 'Be pa tient, Ashdod,' she says. I'm patient,' I says, 'only now's the time to go ms&m "i , $mm2wir Wyj3S&3sm f ; B as.t:J..v ifi a? i3HHHBSuellB !n.M?' B I v wmemimaMm m i ta-: -. :jr' 9rjtf ,-r"nuK3nBWBs'K9iKa mr.rraA m 1 II' -:WnSBm MMk I I I CaS P;" "rrBf'nir' 3EliBPra!iHeaBi Jm h r?4?3 9 I 1 $jLf4WJBmBM (Creations of this piratin', if ever there was a time. 1 see by the paper the banks is shippin' millions of gold to Yurup by ship, and if I was wu I'd start right now. 'Can't start,' she says, 'until we get our quiltin' frames aboard. The Ladies' Aid and the Sewin" Society want to do some quiltin' whilst we are out piratin. I suppose,' she says, we won't be cuttin' throats day and night week In and week out, from one end of the year to tother end, will we?" 'No, ma'am.' I says. so far as I know all pirates take some time off from business now and again. 'And spend the same drinkih and carousin.' she says, "which Injures the digestion and "gives headaches the nest mornin.' and mannin' the whitewash brush." don't do no good to anybody. This pirate crew won't take part in no such nonsense, splashin' the ship with liq uor and makin' work for all hands. When we're restin' from carnage and murder we'll quilt a few quilts, and cut out and sew a few aprons that'll come handy for the Christinas sale, if we should take a notion to have a Christmas sale, and I don't see why a pirate crew shouldn I. if it wants to. There's no law against it, and if there was. a pirate crew wouldn't care what the law said. So I won't have no liquor spillin' abr.ard the Sally Ann between murders. I'll have some nice S3 I Jfoted Cartoonist are regulnr features of This Dance Will Help Greatly to Develop Repose, Grace and Relax ation (This Ik one of a Herlcs of articles esitcclslly written for The 1 Paso Her ald by Mile. Anna Pavlovra, the great est, livlnr: nrcmiere danxeuse, ho has , nosed with her dancing partner, Lair- rcntl Aorikof f, for each figure. The.' danees to be explained andMUnstratedl are laose noiv in vogue in society uaii rooou), x w K COME now to the final two figures in the Russian Gavotte, the Side Salute (figure A) and 1 the Finale (shown in figure B). If you j have ever tried to move from right to j left, and vice versa, with a series of fairly long glides you will have some ' idea of what the Side Salute is. As in the case with both the Hesl- j tation Waltz and the Tango, the selec 1 tion of figures in the Russian Gavotte I is left largely to the discretion of the i masculine partner. There is no set rule I for thir introduction, but If vou use caution and move only from one- pose, j or step, to another which can be ac- I complished with ease and without awkwardness, you will have no great difficulty. The Side Salute begins when the t dancers are standing erect. Almost im ! mediately the dancer sinks slightly and j assuming the approximate position shown in figure A jnove to the right, or the left, whichever direction is I agreed upon by the dancers. With each side glide the arms are ' lifted slightly and upon the completion I of the glide after the rear foot -has been brought up Into position there comes a pause. Thereupon a second glide takes place, and it may be re peated until a considerable distance j has been traversed. 1 The Russian Gavotte Is brougHt to a ' close with a pose appropriately deslg i nated as the Finale, the attitude of the feminine dancer being demonstrated in ' the photograph figure a. i This pose is assumed several times ; to the rythmic accompaniment of the 1 music, with the right arm elevated I first and the left brought to the same point when the attitude is reversed. Then. too. th left foot is nointed in ! place -of the right, while the weight of j the body is thrown, supported, upon the otner foot. Without question, the Russian Ga votte requires a great deal of prac tice, but I can guarantee that it will do more to cultivate repose, bodily grace and relaxation than any other dance possible to the ball room. Next week I shall continue the regulation modern round dances, with photo graphs of myself and my partner, II. Novikoff. (Copyright, 1913, by the McClure News paper Syndicate.) J clean sewin and quiltin', the muss of which can be swept up with a carpet sweeper.' Thafs what she says, be cause it was before the days of vacuum cleaners." "Oh. it was, was it?" said Sim Per kins, sneeringly. "And I suppose in them days after a lot of old ladies got their sewin' aboard ship they cut loose and went to sea ana cut throats, aian t they? I suppose a lot of aunties and grandmas tied red rags around their heads, and took bowle knives in their teeth, and a couple. of pistols In their hands, and cursed and swore and run alongside of peaceful vessels, and killed the crews, and sunk the ships, and stole the treasure, didn't they? Go on and tell me that. I dare ye!" "If that was what they did, I'd tell ye," said Uncle Ashdod, not in the least abashed, "but It wasn't. Them KrimAn vr.a.n taa mUWa ,1..... l.n- Why. I remember one lettle bit of a I pin cushion no bigger'n my fist " "Thought you was tellin' about pirates," said Sim Perkins. "Maybe you don't know th difference between pirates an' pin cushions. . A pin cush ion is " "No, sir. that pin cushion wasn't no bigger'n my fist," said Uncle Ashdod, "and you can get one at the ten cent store for a nickel, any day, and the price they asked for it was a dollar an' seventy five cents. Yes, sir! And twenty five cents for a plate of ice cream and a slice of cake no thlcker'n my hand!" "Thought you was talkin' about the Sally Ann." said Sim Perkins. "Sounds like you was tellin' of a church fair." "Well, it was a church fair," said Uncle Ashdod, indignantly. "And it v-as a dandy. You get a lot of women holdin a church fair aboard a ship with a pirate flag at the mast head j . The El Paso Herald.) (Articles by this noted writer are reg Fig. A. The Side Salute Requires Balancing. and gingham aprons marked a dollar apiece " "There!" said Sim Perkins. "I told Set ye Women can't do men's work. out to be pirates and turned out to be a church fair. What kind of pirates Is a lot of women runnln' a church fair?" "Fierce ones," said Uncle Ashdod. "Turbly fierce." "Ts all right," said Sim Perkins, "but church fairs ain't pirate ships, to my way of thlnkin'. That's the way this whole woman business It. Give 'em a chance and in little while they'd be runnin' all the pirate ships and turnin' em all into church fairs. What's we do for pirate shljis then?" "Well, maybe," said Uncle Ashdod, cheerfully, ""we could manage to worry along 'thought any." Marshall Jield's Rise From Clerk at Small Salary, He Becomes Greatest of World's Merchant Princes. I3y Madison C. Peters M ARSHALL FIELD, the wonderful genius of the mercantile world. was born at Conway, Mass., on Aug. 18. 1816 of parents in very humble circumstances. His father was a small farmer and the portion of land he held was, for the greater part, so unproductive that he had a hard time in wresting a meager living from it But he was a man of dogged will who toiled unceasingly. The Fields for a long time had been settled in Majssachusets, the first of ! f " .- i i r- in ... wi """"" M""M I" l i i H f lmmmi 77ie Gavotte: Lesson 3 The Side Salute and The Finale nlar features of The El Paso Herald.) Agility in Fig. B. them coming over with the Puritans, but they were not of English, but of Norman origin. Normandy, in France, was settled by the Normans and there we can trace the Field family as far back as the beginning of the 10th cen tury. The American pioneers had to strug gle in the new country and, as far as can be ascertained, none of them rose above the rank of farmer until Mar shall Field broke away from tilling the soil and carved out for himself a path which led to great wealth and influence. . Marshall had received only a com mon education and showed no superior talent as a student. At 17 he pre vailed upon his father to let him go to Pittsfield to become a clerk in a dry good store in that town. His salary was a few dollars a week, but he man aged to save a trifle everv week. He remained almost four years in the Pitts field store, mastering every detail of me onsmess. on attaining his ma jority in 1866 he went to Chicago, where he had the good fortune to ob tain employment in the firm of Cooley, Wadsworth & Co, one of the pioneer mercantile houses of the young city. From the beginning he displayed a perfect genius for the business and so pleased his employers that his sal ary was raised from time to time. In I860 he had enough saved to enable him to purchase 'a partnership in the firm which then became Cooley, Farwell & Co., the company being Field. Later on Cooley retired and the concern was carried on as Farwell, Field & Co. This partnership was dissolved In 1865 when Field combined with Levi Z. Letter and both sold out their interests to Farwell, joining Potter Palmer and forming the great house of Field. Palmer and Leiter. two years later Mr. Palmer got out and the business which had. by this Represents the Concluding Pose rn ths Russian Gavotte. time, assumed vast proportions was conducted until 1881 under' the firm name of Field, Leiter & Co. At that date Mr. Field purchased Mr. Letter's interest and since then the establish ment has been continued as Marshall Field A Co. Became Merchant Prince. On Leiter's retirement Field became the merchant prince of the world his house standing far ahead of any other similar institution in existence. Prior to the great fire the sales ol the concern, of which Field was the head, amounted to $12,060,000 a year Through the fire the losses entailed on the firm amounted to $$,000,000. When the city was rebuilt business steadily increased until the mammoth establishment was turning over $80, 000,000 annually. The old bnilding was replaced by a huge granite edi fice ravprlnsr an ntfr h1fu1r an,4 malr. ing it the largest mercantile store on eartn. in addition to the Chicago house it opened branches in England, France, Germany and Japan and the importations came from every land be neath the sun. Field died in New York on January 16, 1906, one of the leading multimil lionaires of the world. He was a large-hearted man who gave of his enormous wealth liberally to manv worthy causes. Hia greatest gift to the public was the Field Columbian Museum which coat $1,O06.M& and was erected for the purpose of bousing the wonderful exhibits of the Chicago World's Fair. He bestowed large sums on the Chicago University and he en dowed a public library in his native tpwn of Conway, at a cost of $200,000, to perpetuate the memory of his mother, Fedelia Nash, who was the daughter of a poor New England farmer. ( Vrtielen by thfat mated writer are ree. j ular features ef The El 1'ase Herald.) .