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TTIE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, APRIL 14, 1913. The ee fne (ag'a z. i re f)a Bringing Up Father Copyright, 1013, Internntlonal News Service. Drawn for The Bee by George McManus hSUT B SSi, p OH! I 1 v- UPo-l (? AwS?2? fVEto. ? J HORRORS! J ( TL ' I f . - Love's Sense of Humor By BEATRICE FAIUFAX. Society's Newest Approved Attitude. Is it Proper? M. W. writes: "I am a young man 22 years of aba, and I am In love with a girl four years, my junior. I told her I loved her, and when I asked If she loved me she said Yes.' Bhe always nays It with a laugh Do you think she reully loves me7" You are the moat fortunate, of men, and don't know It. Not the fulnteat suspicion of your good fortune crosses your brain, and, Indeed, you are so blind that you almost complain. You are loved by a woman with a sense of humor. If every man before you had been loved by a woman with a groin of wit what a different story had been told. Thcro Is so much to laugh at In that which your sex calls "Ixve" that the woman who can begin laughing at It In her girlhood days, and continue laugh ing till her eyes close forever, has solved the greatest problem life offers her sex The beggar who pleads for a penny and who can laugh' at the counterfeit dol lar pressed In his hand In not an great a philosopher. You tell her you love her, and 'down In your heart you believe you have done her a great honor. That Is the first Joke. No wonder she laughs, for she knows that she has honored you by ac cepting your attentions. Sho knows for the eyes of those who have a sense of humor are keen, that when a man of fers a woman his love It Is equivalent to offering her a chance to slave with, out wages, to tasto humiliation, despair and defeat, to know mental and physical suffering more poignant than the unmar ried woman ever knows. She will be despised unless she bears you children, and crucified If she docs. She mutt be cook, housekeeper, maid, governess, nurse, seamstress, laundress and companion for nothing more than her clothes and board, "Will you bo all this to me," you ask her, "and In return accepj my love?" No wonder she laughs. Wouldn't you laugh, my dear young man, at the child who asked you to trade your diamond for the cheap glass marble? You offer her something not so lasting as the marb In return for her heart's blood. She agreed to inako the trade, and she realises the injustice of the bargain In the beginning. A proof the: she will go on laughing when your love grows cold. Her eyes are opened, Sho Is not nc cptlng your love believing that when the wedding ring Is placed on ner finger she will float away to fields of Elystan bliss and never know work or worry or de privation or sorrow again. She; has no Illusions, and you will be spared tho complaints of one who Is disillusioned. She will continue to laugh when the long, long days and the longer nights of de spair would drive other women to the divorce court or pouring acid Into mall boxes. You do not believe your love Is of that kind'' Perhaps 6t, but only the future J may bring proof. You want to make her happy, I am sure, but Isn't It starting Just a little bit wrong to complain be cause she laughs? You surely know that the years don't offer much to Insplro merriment In man or woman, even when at their best. Vet you grumble because of her mirth. Do you think your avowal of love such a weighty, serious, Imprcs ive thing that she would accept It with a long face? Would you have her come into your arms as one going to the mourner's bench? Isn't )t better to bo the rarest of nil human specimens, a humble man, and be Just a little bit grateful than a bright, tl-Inking girl, one who has the brains to think, and the courage to laugh at the knowledge, loves you? She loves you! That Is enough for you to know. It she loves you as a good Joke, the. greater your fortune, for It Is human t.ature to love a. good joke a IJttle longrr ban most things. We are patient when no one elso appreciates our good Joke. We never lose faith In Its value as a good joke, and we preserve It carefully, never letting the memory of Its slightest detail become tarnished. We are proud that we possess It; we laugh at It many times in secret, and are not abashed nor cast down when others fall to smile, knowing Its failure to be more due to their dull ness than to its lack of luster. And in this way one loves you. She will love ypu when others despise you; sne will have ftith when others cast you off, she will know your merit though the world doubts you have any. and she will bare faith In you to the last Be graceful, oh, so grateful, young man, that you have given your heart In the keeping of a woman who accepts It with laugh! Do you think it Komi tnto to Nit Mlth your limbs crossed? N'oto Unit cuch one' of tho titled aristocrats above (men and women) sit that way. They aro Lord mid Ludy Ilurdiitf;e, the Hon. Diamond Evelyn Violet IfnrdlnKe, tho Mnlinrajuh of KnMiinir, the Maharajah or Givallar, the Nabob of Rnmpui' and a dozen of the representatives of British society, nil gathered together nt tho recent vice-regal reception nt Delhi, India. By MARGARET IIUIIUAHD AVER. Ever since otlquct was first Invented girls have beon proachod at and warnod and admonished never to sit with tholr knees crossed, Hero Is a picture, u snap-shot, mind you, of the fine flower of British aristocracy, and every single one of thorn, as you will notice, with a fine disregard for precept, sits calmly with her knees crossed. ' There Is a now song entitled, "What Aro Wo Coming To, Manners Aro doing, Too," and evidently tho vlco-rogal set In India, which is tho smart Bet of tho British empire, has taken tho ban off tho crossed knoes. What would. Queen VJctoria have said had she seen some 'of her relatives sitting as they aro photographed in UiIb picture? . And in the time 'of tho .great, queen it was much less hazardous for women to' cross their knees, as they woro a quantity of petticoats and long flowing skirts. Now the scant. slcirt "hikes" up.'.Uie long stretch of stock ing shows and tho dainty pump." ''.',.' Mariners aro tho'sanjo, .whether in the .Queen. Gardens , at., Delhi, India, or at a reception" of, tho vice-regal party, or on our own subway. But are they good manners?;' ." , ', Thinking of Getting Married Dorothy Dix Answers a Young Man Who is Anxious to Get Into His Own Home Suggests Living with Parots as Best Plan, if It is Possible. Uy DOUOTIIY DIX. it Ik strange that people do not eem able, to oo-operato In family life, no matter how much It Is to their Interact to do so, Men go Into business partner ships with each other, and work together harmoni ously for tho mutual good, tto do women, but tho I minute they try to keep house to gether they give a living picture of Kilkenny cats, Thcru Is nothing truer than the adage that no house was ever built big enough to hold two families. yet there Is no more practical way to solve the high cost of living than for several people to unite md di vide the cost of running an establish ment. It Is the principle on which hotels and boarding houfes make money, and it is a thousand, pities that the catitanker ousnean of human nature does not permit of It being put In force oftener In private life. Four people, for Instance, can llvt so far as general fixed expenses are con cerned almost as cheaply as two. Prac tlcally the same rent, the tame heat, the same light will serve four as well us two. Kven the additional cost for food will be very slight, as It Is practically Impos sible to cook enough for two people. In deed, In a way, It is more economical to cater to a large family than a small one, as every housekeeper knows. If a cook Is kept she will cook for four Just as easily and for the same wao aa she will cook for two. while In those houses where no servants are kept, the division of the housework among two women mokes It mere play Instead of drudgery for each. For two married couples to live to gether almost doubles the Income of each, It enables them to live a great deal bet ter and to havtm&ny """-Urn jimLIfy, dulgences that they cannot have If they maintain separate homes, and yet It ap pears to be such an Impossibility for two families to get along together In peace and harmony that they would rather live In a poorer house, have poorer food, do more work and go without good clothes and amusement, than to make J themselves plcnsant and agreeable to a house partner. A curious Illustration of this point of view han Just been presented to me In a 1 letter that I have received from a young ' man who says that living with his wife's I peoplo has driven him Into nervous pros- , tratlon. although he admits that not a ' word Is to be said against his In-laws, and that they have treated him with great kindness and consideration. Ills wife's parents are well-to-do peo ple, have a nice house, and keep a maid, bo that the women of the family are , Kparcd all drudgery. In the family there are only the father-in-law and mother-in-law and himself and his wife, Ills wife Is an only child and her mother an Invalid, who clings most tenderly to her daugghter. Living together the ex penses of the young man are very light. and he and his wife are enabled to have pretty much all they want, and yet save some money. The young husband, however, is de termined to set up a home of his own, He says that he earns $30 a week, but he thinks they can get along nicely .on that by his wife doing all the housework and taking care of the baby that Is about to arrive. He writes that he knows that It will nearly break his mother-in-law's heart to be parted from her daughter, and that It will be pretty hard on his wife, who has never cooked or washed, or Ironed, to have to do such work, but he wants a home of his own, and he's going to have It , And don't I think that he Is right? Of course he's technically right. Every man has got a right to set up a home of his own If he wants to and a right to expect his wife to follow him to it He has also an Inalienable right to do fool things, and It looks as If, In this case, that he was taking advantage of his opportunity. with In-laws; and - ho 'wants "a homo of his .own. Bellovo Tne, there arc . many, things about .having his. own .homo that ho won't like either, especially nrbupd tho flrBt of. the month, when tho' bills com6 In. . It sounds flno to talk about tho privacy of your own home, but along with said privacy comes the Individual expenso of' running It. Moreover, all of this, theory about peo ple pining so for a home,. In which they can shut themselves away 'from other people. Is piffle. We .aro gregarious creatures and so cially Inclined, und tho first thing we do, when, we realize wo aro alone is to go. out and hunt somebody .up for com pany. ' In., tho case cited above, it Is easy enough to point out to the young man that ho will save much money by divid ing the household expenses with his father-in-law, and that he will Increase his pleasures-by being ' able to afford luxuries and amusements that he can never have If ho has to- spend all of his money In paying 'the butcher and baker, and .candlestick maker, as he will have to do If he sets up a flat of his own. Our Daily Fashion Hint By IiA RACONTEU8E. Storms Did Not Precede Floods by Accident J bringing high winds and rnln which crosses the country. Is technically a cy clone. Tornadoes are local atmospheric whlrK of concentrated fury, which Invariably occur in the w)Utheastern quarter of the cyclonic area, and are caused by the suporposJJlon of air currents of widely different temperatures brought Into con tact there by the rotation of the general winds of the cyclone. The months In which they are most likely to occur are from February to June. The rain area of a cyclone usually lies around the center of motion of the cy clonic winds, or somewhat In advance of it. and since the region where tornadoes form Is several hundred miles southeast of that center. It .follows that the farther north the cyclonEc center moves In Its progress eastward across the United States tho farther north Hes tho region where the tornadoes. If any, occur. Thus the cyclonic disturbance which gnve hlrth to the tornadoes In the south west about two weeks ago passed more to the south In its progress across the country than did that which was asso ciated with the Omaha tornado and Its at tendants. Tho rainfall In the latter case was heav ier over the lake states, and reached such proportions that every stream and river was quickly filled to overflowing, And sr tho tornadoes were. In a manner, a skirmish lino on the right flank of the general advance of the forces of the great cyclonic army. Tornadoes may almost be regarded as an American Institution. As many as sixty havo been let loose in thia country In a single day. Similar whirling storms, of course, occur elsewhere, like the great sand whirls of the African desert, but the local conditions in our middle west and southwest aro peculiarly fitted to the development of this kind of storm. Its power rerldcs In its concentration. Its track Is seldom more than a few hundred yards' wide and Its energy is usually ex hausted after a course of from thirty to fifty miles. Tho life of a'tornado Is, on the average, about an hour. It finishes Its work at any particular spot in five minutes. By GAUUETT P. SERVISS. Tho majority of readers may wonder what connection, if any, there Is between the terrific tornadoes which wrought so much destruction In Omaha and else where, and tho yet more disastrous floods that fol lowed In tho cen tral west. The floods have been so much more wlrtecpread In their effects than the tornadoes that they have almost ob literated the mem ory of the latter; and yet a. tornado lr, perhaps, a far more terrifying Phenomenon to look upon than an inundation, because the sources of Its awful power of de struction are more obscure and mys terious. Tho origin of a flood Is evident to every one, when long continued rains have swollen the streams and rivers and filled dams and reservoirs to the bursting point; but a black cloud suddenly shoot ing down a spinning tube that swings about tike tho trunk of an angry elephant and licks up houses, churches and whole sections of cities seems to be a manifesta tion of demoniac force transcending the ordinary powers of nature.- One would nover dream that tho invisi ble air could give birth to bucIi engines of destruction, against which no work of human hands can stand. According to reports, several of theso atmospheric de mons were stalking simultaneously across the western country when Omaha was devastated. Their connection with the floods that followed wero Incidental, but yet, In Its nature, epsentlal. A Clear distinction should be drawn between a cyclone and tornadoes. By a cyclono the meteorologist means a vast system of winds, all rotating about a common center, turning from right to loft (In the northern hemisphere), and covering an area' which may be 1,000 or 3,009 miles broad. Every great storm, Three Souls This hat U made of beige straw the flowers In varied colors encircles the crown being covered With loosely folded , crown and is finished off with a ribbon tiw nt h nnrn e)vB4. A wreath orjbow with long ends. By KlilA WHEELER WILOOX. Three 8oul8 there were that reached the Heavenly .Gate, And gained permission of the Guard to wait. Barred from the bliss of Paradise by sin, They did not ask, or hope, to enter in. "We loved one woman (thus their story ran); We lost her, for she chose another man. So groat our love, It brought us to this door; We only ask to see her face' onco more. Then will we go to realms where we belong, And pay our penalty for doing wrong." "And wero thou friends on earth?" (The Guard spake thus), "Nay, we were foes; but Death made friends of us. The dominating thought within each Soul Brought us together, comrades, to this goal, , To see her face, and in its radiance bask For one great moment that is all we aBk. And, having seen her, we must Journey back Tho path we came a hard and dangerous track." "Walt, then," the Angel said, "beside me here, But do not strive within God's gate to peer Nor converse hold with Spirits clothed In light Who pass this way; thou hast not earned the right." Theys waited year on year. Then, like a flame, , News of the woman's death from earth-land came. The eager 'lovers scanned with hungry eyes Each Soul that passed the Gates of Paradise. The well-beloved face in vain they sought, Until one day, the Guardian Angel brought A message to them. "She has gone," he said, "Down to the lower regions of the dead; Her chosen mate went first: so great her love ' - She has resigned the Joys that wait above To dwell with him, until perchance some day, Absolved from sin, he seeks the Better Way." Silent, the lovers turned. The pitying Guard Said: "Stay (the while his hand the door unbarred), ' Thore waits for thee no darker grief or woe; Enter the Gates, and all God's glories know. , But to be ready for so great a bllBs, ? j Pause for a moment and take heed of this: ' The dearest treasure by each mortal lost , ' Liee yonder, when the Threshold has been crossed, And thou shalt find within that Sacred Place The shining wonder of her worshipped face. All that Is past is but a troubled dream; Go forward now and claim the Fact Supreme." Then clothed like Angels, fitting their estate, Three Souls went pinging, singing through. God's Gate.