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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 0, 1013.
T i.;ihe g Hne Ma$ a z i rp age Bringing Up Father Copyright. 1913, IntcrnntlonM News Bervfc Drawn for The Bee by George McMantk oh: too mow wait until mt Husband comes - W?S DOE AT SI AND HEt NEVER TO MEET HlM.1 VJRBUT JZ.i VAlT I'Drst OCLkiHTeo ntcT hiii: DUC AT ME House, now Mow a i ;on' TO MKE IT I VM, UOCCf TO CET TOO- ARE TOO OiN' UP N( STRCCT? VFO' liu M HORROR-' 1 -S .... . . I Ti. Sac3 B ) I H HELLO WHAT'S THE MKTTER- DID Olff OF THE Ella Wheeler Wilcox Says: Common Sense and Logic Are Our Most Valuable Possessions Up-to-Date Gowns and How They Are Fashioned 1 By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX. Copyright, 1913. by Star Company. It Is a great thing ror tho reformer and the altruist to use common fsense and loglo with his Ideals. Next to logic thoy are the most valuable qualities for any human being to possess. Extrava gance and waste fulness are sins: so are stinginess and parsimony; Th woman who wears expensive gowns only once, and de . votes her whole en ergies to the pur chase of now cos tumes, sins against her best self and good taste. The woman who wears old and Qhp clothing when she can afford o pro- cur , new garments sins against good taste and good sense. There' was a man of fortune who was so economical that he trundled his In valid wlfo about In a wheelbarrow to save the expense of a carriage when the physician recommended a dally drive. He believed equipages were wicked ex travagencles. He committed a greater sin than the man who sports three motor cars, If the money which purchased them came honestly and he used them for' the benefit and pleasure of others as well as himself. 4 There Is much that needs righting in the world today, much that Is being righted, and great changes aro Imminent. Never were so many Intelligent and cap able people working together !n their various ways to better humanity as now, and never was the condition of the work ing masses so hopeful. Read any re liable history Tom Watson's History of France, for Instance If you want to re jotce that you live In this age and not In any either past era. Never Blnce tho spiritual man took on material form and began to evolve back to the spiritual has therebeen such hope for struggling souls as now. Bad as the worst conditions of the laborer are. they are bettor than were many of the best conditions for thousands of years. Humanity Is coming Into the conscious ness of Its own divine power to changn and alter any system which is oppres sive, dive It faith in Itself and In the overruling God of Justice, and leave sor rowing hearts with their faith In worlds beyond where love shall find Its own. These worlds exist. nut while we live In this body let us try to ' look on the sane side of every question, on all sides, and avoid becom ing, warped In judgment, or fanatical ir Incapable of holding a Just and fair opin ion on any subject of tho drty. Many people who are clamoring for tho simple life, and who uro condemning every phase of luxury, fall to realise that all luxury Is comparative, and that to the native Indians of America the sim plest house and clothing would seem luxuries, and a bathtub and a swimming tank Inexcusable extravagances. Back to nature Is a popular phrase, but there Is a dividing line In eaoh mind between the possible and Impossible limit of that Journey buckwnrd. One man may Insist that the proper boundary lies In sleeping out of door. Another on an outer balcony, and still another mav be quite satisfied with a good sleeping room well ventilated. Yet tho Indian would consider all theso con ditions far from nature. Only by rolling himself In his blanket on the earth could he feel he was back to nature. One woman may feel she Is dressing simply It she wears a shirtwaist and piain .s.Kin, .ana anoincr may reej. sn Is equally simple In her attire if she wears an artistic creation made by a Rood dressmaker who lives by her trado, But the squaw would consider the gar ments of both superfluous, since blankets were cheaper and simpler to adjust. Since natrire adorns Its animals and birds and fish and Insects In such beau tlful attire, and In such splendid colors, It would seem that man was not pro sumptuous or vain. It he believed he had the .right to provide himself with attrac tive Xapparel. Man has been given the mental power to ohtaln whatever he wishes. He was born naked, but even the most fanatical reformer can not say that he believes he was intended by nature, or nature's God, to remain naked. And If he is to be clothed, surely it Is his privilege to decide upon the stylo and coloring of his garments. And It should be his pleasure and aim to make himself as agreeable to the eyo as God has made the lesser animals. The world In which we live Is opulent. There aro trillions of precious gems In our rocks and seas; our fields are fertile; our industries are unlimited; and better still, and more important, mnn's powers of achievement are unlimited. He can do and have, nnd be, whatever he wishes, If he will recognize his own possibilities, And no powers or principalities or monopolies can stop him or hinder his progress ifhe determines to go ahead, Therefore, let each one of us think largely, live wisely, work justly, and win worthily. And let us not limit our achievements by narrow Ideals or parsimonious rules of life. Days for "Missing Boys" I ". 'T i" " "' "' ' M-.-.I... 1 1 i. 1 11 -...i - 1 .. ii.ii .i -1 ....... jjr jjr jSsllssBB jjhn By WINIFRED BLACK "The season for missing boys has be gun. Every day worried parents are asking the police to help hunt up young sters who have developed the wander lust." So caya a paragraph In the news papsr. I'm not a lltle boy or a little girl either, but I do wish somebody would out a few of the sweet strings that bind mo to home nnd duty fur a few days and let me go FRECKLES Dont Bids Them With a Velli Bemovs Thsm With the Otiilno Prescription. This prescription for t.he removal of freckles was written by a prominent physician and Is usually so successful In removing freckles and giving a clear, beautiful complexion that it Is sold by The Beaton Drug Co., also any of Sher man & McConqell Drug Co.'s stores un der an absolute guarantee to refund the money if it falls. Don't hide your freckles under a veil; get on ounco of othlne and remove them Even the first few applications should show a wonderful Improvement, some if the lighter freckles vanishing entirely. Be sure to ask the druggist for the double strength othlne; it Is this that li sou oa ilia .money-back guarantfiA a-wandering. We know where we'd go, don't we, llitle boy with tho sea-gray tyest First, we'd follow the dog. Just let him loose from his long chain that holds him there In the Utile garden, a terror tp belated 'milk men and to early delivery boy, and follow wherever he would lead. Trust him; he wouldn't go far wrong. Would you, old fuss y-top? Look how his am ber eyes sparkle when we speak of running away. Poor fellow, I wish you could. Where would you go first? Let's try it and see. Oh dear, to the bone mjne. Tour own particular mine, where all your buried treasures He and then to the shade of the peach tree to lie and gnaw why you are a disappointment. Raffles a dis tinct disappointment you don't want to rove at all. You are like my friend, the banker, aren't you 7 He never gets time to leave his bone mine I mean his bank even to go fishing for a couple of days, for fear some one will find the mine I mean tho bank and run away with some of his lovely bones, I mean his check books and things, Poor fellow! Aud yet sometime be On tbo left an afternoon dress composed of a small, loose coat of "orange" velvetlno and of a skirt of pale gray silk cloth. Tho coat is cut kimono style, fastened on the side by a hook. A broad shawl collar is faced with gray Bilk cloth and the cuffs, which finish tho Bleevea, are also lined with gray silk cloth. There is a pocket on each side. A small blouse of white net shows niching at tho neck and at the wrieta. The akirt is a long tunic, crossed In the front and caught up at the waist by largo gatherings The left side of the tunic is caught up by a few folds under the other. Tho underskirt is plain On the right a small afternoon coat of "Havana" taffeta. It Is gathered over an omplecement mak ing points over the shouldoru and falllug rathor low over the arms. Broad oponlngs make tho urm holos, which are edged by a emull flat ruchlng which hides the setting of a second Bleovo of Cliau tllly lace, tightened at tho wrists by three ruchings of taffeta, and finished by a high flouuco over tho hand, The fulness of tho coat is caught up at tho bottom, giving a curved offect and finishing in back in a small tail and edged by a small flat niching. A huge Jet hook faHtoiiB tho bottom.. Two small revera of taffota and a broad collar of black Chan tllly oompleto this coat. tugs at his chains Just as you do, Baf fles. I've seen him do it; and ho frets and wishes he wero poor, Just for a while, and could afford to be Idle. Why doesn't he do it? For tho same reason that you lie there Id the shade this minute, Baffles, gunllng your old moldy bones. He's built that way and no man can change his form wherein ho Is cast. No, no more than a dog can. Bones for my friend, the banker; checks and stocks and bonds and worries, and plans and scnemes. Get a stick, little boy. A willow one If you can. Just the thing; how lithe and swltchy it is. Where's your hat? Stick It on the back of your head. Hurrah I we're oft to the wide, wide world. Just you and I, and the wind and the sun and the flowering trees. How green it is out here in the world. How softly green the grass is. What's that on the round 1)111 yonder, a haw tree In full bloom? Why, I thought by this time the only place you ever saw a thing like that was in a picture In an art store or on a curtain at movies. See hQw round and smooth it looks from here, the baw tree, and white 'as a new fallen snow. Whiff! what a pure, sweet breath of Eden. Hark I Yes, that was a lark, Did you know they could talk, Llttlo Boy? No, I don't mean In, their language. I mean In ours. I've heard them do It. Once I went to see a staid man of science and on his desk I saw on either side a cage, and within each a meadow lark, for a prisoner. Why does he cage the poor things, I thought. The freest bird alive. Sweet, sweet, where was your nest with tho speckled eggs brown speckled broth ers of the field division? What! One of them opened his mouth, leaned back his speckled throat and fairly shouted, "I wish I was in the land of cotton," and I've never quite recovered from the shock. They can all talk, the meadow larks, for they aren't larks at all, but stamlngs, only they are very wild and they would almost always die If you caged them and tried to teach them. Hark! There's a whole scattered family of them up there in the hawthorn on the round green hill. "Sweet, sweet; oh, life Is sweet that's what they sing this time of year, the meadow larks. Hello, here's some velvet plant They coll It "mullein" In the botanies. Hub your cheeks with It, Little Boy, and they will glow like u rose In bloom and it you take a whole leaf of the velvet plant to hod with you, and whisper very softly what It Is you lovo boat, In tho human heart, you will get that very thing whether it is courage or gaiety, or loyal devotion, or whatever. But you must not crush the soft leaf, otherwise you will wake up a coward or a hypocrite or a "down In the mouth" that nobody loves, or what ever Is Just the opposite of what you wished for. We've cut and run, haven't we, Little Boy? And we're out out In tho green, green world, with the wind a-slnglng and the flowors a-blowlng, A fig for the banker and his bank. Who cares for lessons? Ding, dong, dell! What a melancholy sound. Look, it calls fromj the Uttle red house at the foot of the round green hill. Here they come, theo hlldrcn, for a few Joyous minutes. Ding, dong, dell, again. Why, they didn't have fulrly time to shout once, when back they must go. A. Bab. See The Man Can He Bhoot the Gun? "Missing boys'" The wonder is that the whole world of boys Isn't missing this I morninif. 1 1 What Are the Real Wonders of the World Today?' The Greatest of them Are the Result of Treating the Mind as a Tool and Not as a Joy. : : : ; ; : ; By OABHKTT I HEKVI8B. "I nm convinced," says on epistolary friend, that tho Panama canal Is tho greatest wondor of construction that the world has even known and I don't see how It Is over to be oxecaded, unless the United States shuuld carry out Mr. Helkcr's Idea of diverting ahd controlling tho gulf stream by means of a glRantlo Jetty thrown across tho b a' n k s of New foundland. But t should like to know whether you re gard BUoh things an n true mcasuro of tho superiority of modern times. Couldn't you make a list of seven rnod orn wonders that would better roprosent 'the real progress of mankind?" ' Of course, I can make such a list, and so can anybody. Our great mechanical triumphs are only a very limited ex pression of the advance of humanity. The greatest tilings that we have done nro In tho application of pure Intelligence to the solution nf problems presented by the visible and tangible world around us. The ancients were as good metaphysi cians as wo are, but our chief glory con sists In getting out of mctaphlslcal mists, and using tho Intelloct as a tool Instead of as a toy. Plato was a steam engine without a connecting rod. But we are not satisfied with seeing puffs of vapor driven out by a piston! we want to move something with our steam. If I were going to offer a list of seven modern wonders, foncelved In this sense, of tho application of the mind to some thing outside itself, I should wish first to define the term "modern" and I would mnko It Include tho three centuries that have elapsed since the days of Galileo. Tho world has&iever gone backward since his tlmaJfic was the first great experimental philosopher, and when he dropped a ten-pound and a one-pound cannon ball from the leaning Tower of Pisa, and proved, by ocular demonstra tion, that they took the some time to fall to the 'bottom, he overthrew forever the ancient method of drawing blind Infer ences about tho physical world out of the mind, Instead of using the senses as a test and tho Intelligence as a guide and interpreter. Bo, I should head the list of seven mod crn wonders with the discovery of the Law of Gravitation, whjch Galileo began experimentally, and Newton completed mathematically, To that law although we do not yet know what gravitation Is In Its essence wo owe not only our accurate knowledge of the universe, but many of our great est engineering triumphs. Second on the list, in the order of time, might stand the Invention of the tele scope, which, as a means of researoVi, must also be credited to Galileo, who worked entirely in the modern spirit of using the mind as a means and not as an end In the exploration of the material world. By the Invention of the tele scope, and Its corollary, the microscope, modern man enabled himself to penetrate, at the same time, the mysteries of llllmlt- ablo space and the secrets of the realm J of tho Infinitely Uttle. What the results have beon everybody knows. We can now deal with millions of suns on one hand and billions of microbes on the other. Third, let us place tho development of the science of chemistry, which has taught us so muoh about the constitu tion of matter, and which, soma think, may yet roveal the secret of life Itself. To review only a small part of what chemistry has aohloved would, In itself, require a. long article. There Is hardly any part of human life and activity in which It does not play Its rote. But there aro certain things that have grown out of chemical experimentation which aro, perhaps, worthy to stand by themselves In our list. Among these I would put, as the fourth wonder, photography. Beginning as a means of obtaining pictures of the human face, more accurate In their de tails than the hand could draw, photog raphy has now become a means of dis covering things Invisible to the eye, both upon the earth and in the heavens, rrhe greatest astronomical discoveries Of recent years have been effeoted by photography. By using the X-ray, and by selecting oertaln chosen waves of light, we can picture, by photography, things hidden behind barriers Impene trable to ordinary vision, and things on distant bodies In space which are veiled from tho eye by the confusing effects of too many kinds of light. Fifth, I would put the Invention of the spectroscope, an instrument whloh ena bles us to analyxe light and to use it as a means of Investigating the nature of substances and bodies, not only upon the earth, but also In the sky. To the spectroscope we owe our knowledge of the constitution of the sun and the other stars. Sixth comes tho use of electricity, in telegraphy and in the production of light, and the tranference of power. These things are so recent that overybody knows all about them, or, 'at least, knows what their nature Is. Seventh, the establishment of the law of evolution. Tho Idea of some such law was dimly present In the minds of soma ancient philosophers, but, after their manner, they never thought of testing It by close observation of nature Most of them used their minds w)th about as much practical effect as a rnlller would use his mill if he merely set the whoels turning, grinding only air out of it. Darwin sot mental milestones at work upon facts, ascertained by actual ob servation, and tho result was a wonder ful grist of knowledge which has trans formed every department to sclsnca. You will see, of course, that this Is but an Imperfect list Of modern scientific wonders, but it covers many of the principal things, and, best of all. It promises others, and perhaps greater, triumphs to come. Cerise Still Smart. Cherry and pale heliotrope may not ot first blueh seem to bo a very harmonious mixture, but for evening wear It Is en tirely successful. The gown Is a clinging one of palest heliotrope nlnon and the one-sided panler, continued to form fialf the bodice on the other side, Is In cherry colored chiffon dotted over with diamante. The beauty of this, combination secured for It much admiration; worn as It was by a tall, good looking and graceful, dark haired girl. MOST SICKNESS GOMES FROM WEAK, INACTIVE KIDNEYS Kccent Jtoports Show Hundreds Suffer With Kidney Troubles and Don't Know It, There ore scores of nervous, tired, run down people throughout the city suffer ing with pains Jn the back and sides, dizzy spells, weaknesses of the bladder (frequently causing annoyance at night), who fall to realize the seriousness of their troubles until such conditions as chronla rheumatism, bladder troubles, dropsy, diabetes or even Brlght's disease result. All this Is due to weak, Inactive kld- ntys, The kidneys are the fllterers of the blood, and no one can be well and healthy unless the kidneys work properly It Is even moro Important than that the bowels move regularly. If you suffer with such symptoms don't neglect yourself another day and run the risk of serious complications. Secur an original package of the. new dlscovory, Croxone. which coats but a trifle, and commence its use at once. When yo't hove taken a few doses, you wU be x prised how differently you will fee!. Croxone cures the worst cases of kid ney, bladder trouble, and rheumatism, be cause It removes the cause. It cleans out the kidneys, and mokes them filter out all the poisonous waste matter and uric acid, that lodge In the joints and muscles, causing rheumatism; soothes and h-jal the bladder, and quickly relieves you of all your misery. You will find Croxone different from all other remedies. It matters not how old you are or how long you have suf fered, it Is so prepared that It Is practi cally -Impossible to take It into the hu man system without results. An original package of Croxone costs but a trifle, and all druggists are author lied to return the purchase price It It falls to give the desired results the very first time you use it,