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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JOE 23, 1013.
13 f Mirabeau and King By REV. THOMAS B. GREGOKV It was 121 yars ago Juno S3. 17S3 that the great Mlrabeau threw down his gaunt let at the feet of tho king and Cchallcnged him to a duel for the liberties of Frence. The klnr had or dered "a royal sit ting" of all tho or ders, before which he would tell them i thing or two. In plain French. On the morning of the 23d the sit ting awaited his majesty In tho Church of St. Louis. Tho king entered. He was saluted only by the nobility and a por tion of tho clergy. The third estate sat In gloomy silence. Anxiety was depleted on every countenance. It was as clear as day to" every discerning person present that pretty soon thero would be "some thing doing." The king began reading '"The Declara tion Concerning tho Present Session of the States-General," In which he an nounced his Intentions to maintain the separate deliberations of the orders un less the Third Estate should come to his terms. Then, midst the blare of trumpets ana the clanging of swords, his majesty went out, followed by the nobility and tho higher clergy, the Third Estate Bit ting Immovable In their places. Soon M. de Breze, grand master of cere monies, re-entered tho hall. ''Gentlemen,!' said he, ''you, have heard the orders of the king." The speaker of the assembly hesitated a moment, VI am about to ask for. the orders of the assembly." Quick as lightning Mirabeau was on his feet and looking M. de Breze In the eye, said to the trembling 'agent of royalty: "We have heard, sir, the Intentions that .have been suggested by tho king, but as for you, who have neither plnce, nor Voice, nor right to speak In this assembly, It Is not for you to repeat to us his ad dress. Qo and tell those who sent you that we are here by the will of tho peo ple; and we will not depart unless driven but by bayonets." It was tho beginning pf the great revolution which was to shake every throne In Europe and trans fer all political power from the crowned heads to the people. Little Bobbie's Pa -J By "WILLIAM F. KIRK v '. Pa took Ma & me 'to a moving plcter how last hlte. Pa sed that it was going to. be a grate show beekus Mister Art Berlnger sent ail' tho way to New York for the ptctcrs, & he wanted us to go espeshully to see a grate- drama called Queenle, the Quarry Man's DaUghor. So we went to theshow &-alt the time thay was showing the first plcters Pa kep telling Ma & roc to wait' until they had khe stohe.a'uariy plcter. ' I saw the re hearsal' of It this forenoon. Pa sed, & It Is a pretty story. It' seems, .that the father of the gurl Queenle Is a honest man & he docs not like the gurl's sweet heart, a Italian -with a lot of munny that is going to marry her or foreclose the mortgage on the stone quarry. It Is a, grate plot. Pa sed, & the reason I am so 'much Interested In It Is beekus I used to be a stone quarry man myself. You did? sed Ma. 1 Yes, yest sed Pa. I used to be known' as one of the most powerful cutters "& lifters of stone that was ewer In this seckshun of the country. I have often thought. Pa sed, wen looking- back oaver those old clays, that I must have been living 1 In a long ago age. I have - often thought wen I was lifting blocks of stone about twenty feet long that I was a quarry slave In the days wen Mister Potolmy helped me to b I Id the pryamlds. Pa' sed. . iJest, then the plcter beegan about Queenle. the stone quarry man's daugh ter. It showed' a big stone quarry scene ware all the men was ' hurrying around and lifting rocks Into wagons. Then It showed tho Italian man wlch was 'going to marry Queenle, & thare was a sceen vyare she spurned him. Then he toald her, In the plcter. that he had a mort gage on her father's quarry & how he -was going to tell It If she dldent becura hf bride. iilho heero of the play was a yung Irjshman that was handling a pick. Seeing a Irishman, he had a lot of time to'llssen to the talk between Queenle & th'e1 vtllun, beekaus he would swing the pick onst & then he wud lite his pipe & Ussen'for a mlnntt or so, & then he wud swing his pick onst moar & lite his pipe long enuff to get the rest of the terrlbul story. Then the Irishman went oaver & slammed Queenle's lover In the mouth or amoungst the eyes or sumware, it then jjalm' the rcevenge. Wen Queenle had wont ti. git her father's luncn the vlllun jole sum dlnamtte & calm beehlnd ware the yung Irishman was picking with his alqk & put the whole lot of it oaver jpto the Irishman. Then he ran away & sed with Patrick McGUlcuddy out of the way the quarry hall be mine. But then Queenle calm !jaek & started In trying to lift the rocks way, but she ouddent stir any of them until her skreems attrackied her pa, & he calm on the sceen & beegan to throw the rocks rite & left Ha, sed Pa, that reemlnds me of the way I used to throw thore grate masses of granite Into the wagons of the teamsters. I was so strong in those days, sed Pa, that I had to 'be careful putting on my clothes for (eer I wud tare them. But Ma & me found out today .that Pa was lying, beekus Ma's cuzzen Is a quarry man, Jlmmle Trodden, & wen Ma asked htm if Pa ewer lifted a rook Mis ter Trudden. wlch had known Pa since childhood, sed Yes, he used to lift rooks' wen thay wasent too heavy to throw at eMrmunks. Ma gaiv me a quarter if I wwd tell Pa wat Mister '.Trudden sed. I dld'nf dast to tell Pa, but I got the quarter first, anyhow. j i t. Advrftl-'?- la th R.-.nd in 1 Jealousy Electricity Is a Miraculous Force But There Are Even Finer, More Remarkable Forces in the Uinverse By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX Copyright, 1913, by Star Cdmpany. No less authority In electrical science than Thomas Edison Is reported to have said: "If electricity 1s a substance or fluid ,of .any kind, -I have not been able to find, see, weigh or In any manner sense it." Electrl clans, and stu dents of physic .generally, are more and more Inclined to the belief that there is no such thing as electricity. The phenomenon known as electri city may be Ulc ered to an echo. The Impact of air waves, caused by the explosion of powder against trees, houses or rocks, causes a disturbance In the aerial elements that produces sound. Sound is a rate of mo tion. It Is claimed by some of the ad vanced thinkers that there is a rate of motion that -will always cause the effect known as electricity. News Item. One hundred years ago all the men of science would have pronounced the pho Dhet of electricity a madman, a fool or a crank. This Invisible, unflndable, unwelghable force Is, nevertheless, today the most powerful, the most useful, the most Im portant factor In modern civilization. It illuminates the darkness, without the In convenience of nauseating gas, the an noying and uncertain match, or disagree able and malodorous oil. It sends vehi cles along the track without the assist ance of weary and suffering horses or sooty and suffocating coal fires. It drives engines, it cooks food, it heats irons. It cures physical maladies and restores lost vitality to the system. .' It sends searchlights far out at sea, and locates the ss fe harbor for the confused mariner. It speeds the wireless message to Its destination hundreds of miles away. We are becoming accustomed to its miracles, for miracles they would surely seem to our ancestors were they to re turn to earth, today. And now, whey should any man of com mon sense and good reason. In face of all these'facts, dare scoff at the advanced thinkers and clear-seers, who say there are still finer, more Intangible forces In the universe, which promise still more lemarkable powers of usefulness to man than eleetrldtyT The wireless message has become a fact and a factor In the business world But. the wireless message must have its Machinery for sending and rcefvtng. Why does it seem improbable, that a Slays Love finer and more subtle essence will be discovered by and by, Which will enable the dorld to send messages, to light the darkness and to heal the sick, without the use of any mechanism of electrtcltyT Indeed, why question, that many people In -this age already., know the existence of this force and that It is already in useT A little research, carefully and reespec tlvely given, .will prove that In every age, as far back as: history will take you, there were wise jnen who knew of this spiritual force and employed it: The ancient seers of. India called .It Akasa. They said everything which ex lets is a form or Akasa, Coal Is one form; gas, a finer form of l(; electricity," a still finer; but tho mind of man Is Akasa In a yet more subtle shape, and the next higher and finer Is the mind of God. So God, tho Creator, Himself, is Akasa, and we are all a part of It Him. Keep that thought In mind fill your self with It and there Is nothing you cannot do to better and brighten your own life and the life of the race. 1 Awake every morning with a prayer of gratitude on your Hps. Say, "I am Akasa, the dtvi.ie Staff of God and His universe; I am a power for good, for use fulness, for health, for Buccessl" Say It over and over, no matter how depressing your conditions, how dark your outook, how full of pain your body, how empty your purse. Persisting in the assertion will bring its results. If you begin to think It ridiculous, ab surd, unreasonable and foolish to make these assertions, Just recollect how your ancestors scoffed at the idea of tho tele graph, the cable, the telephone. Cyrus Field was made the butt of cruel jests for years, by the most brilliant men of the day, because he believed a cable across the ocean could be laid under water. But he persisted In using the "Akasa" of his mind in this thought and we know what resulted. It you persist in using the Akasa of your mind In thoughts of love, usefulness, health and success, all these things will come to you. You shall have your heart's desire If you want it enough to bring it to you, It Is all your own power. Added to your assertions, live them. If you are made of the Akasa of God (and you are), do not overload your sys tem with food; do not poison It with drugs; do not deaden It with narcotics) Eat simply, and only what you need to supply vital force and strength, "Eat to live; do not live to eat!" Breathe deeply fill your body with fresh air many times, a day. Stand erect, as If you Intended to look God In the face. Sleep with bpen win dows. If you do alt this, you will be what you will to be. In spite of circumstances, en- vironra'-rtt and obstacle!- I'or jo" f rj gr- tsr ,Ba Rti; - - , ..... r Poor little Lovo lies sleeping tho last sloop of tho dead, Whllo toars ami sighs and weoplng storm on nbovo his head; For tho breath of tho green-eyed monster has singod him with fatal fire. And man and maid must shrink dismayed at the death of their Heart's Desire. Poor llttlo Lovo has perished 'neath tho claws of tho Monster Grim, And the lovers who should havo cherished havo wantonly murdered him. For tho. doubts of tho Jealous Monster first torture, and then conspire With maid and man; for when doubt Dcsiro. Home By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX. Copyright, 1913, by Amrrlcan-Journal-Examiner., Tho greatest words are always solitaires, Set' singly in'ono syllable; like birth, Life, love, hope, poace, I sing the worth - Of -that doar word toward which the' wholo. word faros- r sing of homo. To make a home, we should take all of lovo, And much of labor, patlanco and keen Joy. ' . Then mix tho elements of earth's alloy With finer things drawn from tho realms above, Tho spirit-homo. f Thero should be music, molody and song; Beauty in every spot; an cpen door And generous sharing of the pleasure store With fellow pilgrims as they pass along, Boeklng for home. ' ' , Make amplo room, for silent friends the books- That give so. "much and "only'aBk for space. ' Nor let Utility crowd out iho vaso Which has no use save gracing by its looks The precious home. To narrow bounds, let mirrors lend their aid , ' And multiply each gracious touch of art, Jr And let the casual stranger feol the part The great creative part that love has played Within tho home. Here bring your best in thought and Word and deedj Your sweetest acts, your highest self-control; . " Nor Bavo them for sprae later hour and goal. Here Is the place, and now ihe time of need, Here in your homo. , Advice to Lovelorn By BEATRICE FAIRFAX Go to Her Father. Dear Miss Fairfax: I have been going with a voune nlrl for about two years. Her father objects to my going with her under any circumstances and wishes her to go with another young man whom she dislikes very much. I have always loved ner ana always win. tor a wmm i thought she cared for me a little, but they have moved Into another town, and Is going with other young men (I think against her will). I have not been with othr girls since I met her, and- it seenr.s as if I can't forget her. I don't Intent- 1 trying to love any other girl on earth It i her love proves Untrue. What would . you do under the circumstances? UKUKKN AllltUW. Her father's objections must be over come, and you can't overcome them until Copyright, 1)13, International News ScrVlco. began 'twas tho doom of tholr Heart's LILIAN LAUFERTYj you know what they are. Go to him Tike a man and tell him what you have told me. If you can win him, it will be easy to win the girl. Walt a Little Longer. Dear Miss Fairfax: I am 19 and crasy In love with a man of 23. For four months he has been devoted to me, showing by his manner he loved me, but never men tioning a word. He then went away and we corres ponded. He said ha would be ready to be married In three years and asked me my future Intentions. As last ho quit writing. Lately I met a wealthy man who wants me to marry him, but I do not - va him. I love the other man, who is .."r - BROWN EYES. The first man may be waiting till he Is financially ablo to care for you. You are only 19, Walt a little longer, and don't make the tragic mistake of marrying a man you do not love- 1 ' M rr The Scientific Ex planation of Luck Mathematics Teaches It Is Foolish to De pend on Caprices of Chance By GARRETT P. BERV1SS. Here. Is a young man who writes to me on a subject that is always, more or less, fascinating to tho human mind. "Is there any scientific explanation of luckT I am a very unlucky per son. Everything I try goes against me. I can't win a a game of cards, or, anyhow, not often. The good cards always avotd me. I can't even pitch pennies with out losing almost very time. Are some people born lucky, as I have heard ?-B. A.'' To the first question I reply: "Yes, there Is a scientific explanation of luck.' ". and to the second: "No, people are not born unlucky, In the sense that you mean." One of the greatest mathematicians that ever lived, the astronomer Laplace, wrote a book on luck, or, as he called it. "An Essay on Probabilities," arid you should read it. It might keep you away from Monte Carlo If you should ever get money enough to go there, and it would certainly keep you from gamb ling at home. For the benefit of the young men of his time Laplace gave lec tures on this subject in the normal schools of Paris, In his book Laplace says: "All things that happen, even those that seem too Insignificant to be connected .with the great laws of nature, are as necessary consequences of those laws' as are the revolutions of the planets." That Is simply a declaration that luck obeys law. If things seem to go against you It Is not because of any occult In fluence standing In your way, but It Is because the circumstances compel them to act thus. You can control events If you can dis cover tho causes underlying them. If you cannot discover the causes then they will fall out In a way which seems to you to be an effect of mere (jhance, and If the chance Is not on your side you may think that some mysterious Influ ence Is working against you. The simplest way to illustrate Laplace's "calculus of probabilities," whose prin ciples , he applied to all human things, not excepting the "moral sciences," Is perhaps, to observe what happens when you throw up a coin. It must necessarily come down with either "heads" or "tails' uppermost. if vcu could measure all the forces acting upon it the twttt, or pitch, or By Nell Brinkley twirl, the number of turns, th lnflUf. ence of air currents, the effect of ln equalities of the table on which i strikes, etc., then you could predict which side would come uppermost. But If theaS forces are unknown, even mathematical can do nothing for you. l L But mathematics con deal with thp problem In another way. If your com always felt heads up mathematics would tell you what your own common sense should reveal, that there was some conl stant causo, such as extra weight on o.ni side, that governed the fall. If It fell sometimes heads .and some times tails, capriciously, mathematics would tell you that, while it could nof predict the result In any particular case. It could assure you that, In the long ruts there would be an equal number 6f heads and talis presented. Mathematics arrives at Its results by taking averages over exceedingly lonSr periods of time. In fact, the mathematical theory, in Its completeness. Involves In finite time. And right here Is where the young man who writes the letter makes his great mistake. He does not allow sufficiently for the element of time. Ho could continue to play cards for a mil lion years (but It is to be hoped that ha will not), he would doubtless find that he had won as often as he had loat provlded that the game was one of pure, chance. I But the great value of such work aji Laplace performed .in developing the laws of probability is not In Its annllca. tlon to games of chance, but In the warn ing wnicn is gives against depending upon luck for anything. If mathematics must have Infinite time as a basis in order to roduco the vagaries of chancy to a regular law, how can any man ex? pect. In the course of a brief lifetime. U strike a. balance between favorable and unfavorable turns, over -which he has no control? The apparent favors of for tune to him, though they may continue long, are, after all. mere results oi haxard. Hl coin seems to take pleasurt In always falling face up, but mathe matics will Inform him of the unflattei. lng fact that the coin cares nothlnr for him, and will Inevitably, when, the urf dlscerned causes cease. Just as unhesi tatingly turn Its back to him. The thins- for the "unlucky" younfr man to do is to look Into himself and not into his luck. Instead of changing from one thing to another in search ot something lucky, let him cultivate his Intelligence and his win select an occupation In which he can discern the causes that produce success or failure. Nature mad him for lomv thing; let him find out what that some thing Is. and then stick to it. After that vi .nap no MDgtr a lucfc 1 Citl Hi c c 111 ft r... '