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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1013.
age - Jdl 1 i I 4 J - r The By AVILLIAM P. KIRK. I saw them taking nlm awavj Tho old judge sentenced him today Ten yenre behind the wallB of gray. He did not shudder and Implore, As be had shuddered years before; He snarled and spat upon the floor. Tho prison with Its shadows grim Had been a Bort of home for Mm Since ho was young and starved and slim. He cursed the great, tho roaring town, Whore all ho looked for was a frown. He cursed tho hounds who ran him down. Ten years to mutter In a cell; , Ton years of Btrlpes; ton years of hell And yet ho whispered "It Is well!" Perchance bo had an Inkling dim That In some world less gray and grim Two thieves would Intercede for him. rr The Mending Man's Sweetheart . By WINNIFRED BLACK The vegetable woman pulled up her raggedy old horso In a hurry. "Whoa," she cried etentorously. "Whoa, there: don't ye never want me to apeak to nobody that ain't a-buyln' from me?" The man who came to mend the hoe and tlx the Carden hoie and see what was the matter with the back gate looked up. "Why. hello. Mary," he said and he laid down his tools and went out to, the veget able woman's wagon to have a little friendly chat. "How's Lau retta?" said the vegetable woman. "Fine," Bald the man who mends things. "We-'re all goln' flshtn' some Sunday." "Flshtn'," said the vegetable woman, "how on earth are you goln' to get Laurella ftshnn'?" "Goln to take her In my wogan,' said the man who fixes things. "I've rigged up a kind of a swing seat that Is ust as easy as a cradle and. I'm goln' to set up the umbrella over that and there she'll bs as nice as you please. "She can sit there on the bank And see us fish she's pretoty tickled over It." Just then something called me away from the window and I didn't hear the rest, but the vegetable woman told me I almost asked her there was something so particular tn the way sho asked after Lauretta that I really wanted to know all about It. "It's this way," satd tho vegetable wo man. "Alt the neighbors know the whole story, so I guess It's no harm telling you, too. "Lauretta was kind of a pretty girl, blue-eyed and yellow-haired and kind of trustful and easy goln'. fihe went to town to work tn a milliner's store and the got Into some kind of trouble sonri way and came home carryln tho prettiest little thing of a girl you ever see. "Her folks wouldn't have 'her around and It looked kind of hard for Lauretta for a while, but one day this mendln' nan met her and her baby and first we knew they was married and he put up the neatest little houso for her you ever did see. "Tney've got two boys now of their own, but the mendln' man thinks all the world of the girl, too. 'I asked him one day 'How's your iweetheartr and he says, "I've two, you know,' and he meant the little girl, too. "Well, Lauretta's all crippled up with rheumatism; been so for .four or five years; can't walk a step. He got her a r?-- Table Manners for Children By MRS. FRANK LEARNED Author of "The Etiquette of New Tork Today." Naturally children look to their parents for examples ot what, to do at the table or elsewhere, and, as they are very ob serving, imitative and quick In forming habits, It follows that parents cannot be too careful themselves If they would edu cate their children In good manners. It they are Interested truly In the welfare of their children they will train them In every small detail ot conduct It ts not just toward children to make ex cuses tor careless habits on the plea that these habits will be outgrown In time. Bad manners at the ati Kon Keeps Hands and Face Young and Beautiful (From Beauty and Health.) The hands betray the age nwe quickly than the face, If they are not Prop" eared for. There's nothing like butter jillk to keep the hands young looking ind beautiful. Using this once a day for awhile will soon wnlten the reddest ot sallowest hands and make the roughest kin soft and smooth. . The most effective way to use butter, nllk' is tn the form of presolated butter, aillk paste. This may be conveniently snnlled by putting a small quantity in ii hand, spreading the same by going th.ougb the regular motions of wash ing the hands. When dry emoirfc w.tu sold water, using no soap. The pie o ated buttermilk paste, which you can Kit at any drug store. Is more cleans ing than any soap, und is irev .r-in alkali and everything Injurious. If It Is allowed to remain on over r.itht tti bleachlncr softening and yHrn'" ' feet will be most thorough. The face may alto be treated In the Mint raau.it.. finally saufactory results. Advertise-uent Thief wheel chair, tho', and whenever the cir cus comes to town there they both are big as life, and It anybody has mora peanuts or lemonade than Lauretta I don't know who It Is. "I saw her the other day riding around with him in his mendln' cart. He'd rig ged up a seat In back for her and hoisted tier Into It someway; and sne had on a new pink hat with roses on It, same as a girl's. "I spoke to him about It lust now and he laughed just like a boy and said, "Yep, ain't it purty? Bhe's got three nice hats, but I tike that one best, so she always wears that when I take her out a-rldln'. "Hr three sisters ts all married now married well, too? tar as money goes. One of 'em lives up In the ctty and has a house bigger than the hotel, they say; but I saw her once tn a store up there a shoppln' and she looked kind of longfaced and peaked. They ain't no children, and they say he hoards It against her, "The other's husband drinks, for all he's so well off and the third one's men ran away with some circus 6rl or ac tress or other and now she's home her self. They say Lauretta offered her a home, but It wasn't good enough for her. "I never did see a husband like Laur etta's. He never seems to, think of a thing outside his work, but how to pleas ure her. I never like to let htm go by without speakln' and askln' after Laur etta, I kind o' like to see him smile when he speaks her name." The vegetable woman has a story herr elf, they say: I heard that afaerwards. She knew the man who mends thlnas when she was young and her Bktn wasn't bo tanned from working In her garden as it Is now. But she was delicate and couldn't ever marry, the doctors said, so she just planted flowers and geve tables and had her little house and took care of her mother and now she stops and asks after Lauretta and Is happy to see how Lauretta's husband cherishes her and loves her. What a qeeer, little, narrow life they lead, the vegetable woman and Lauretta, and the man who mends things, and their kindl No theaters, no opera, no books, not much musto, never heard of a good picture, never ate a really good dinner tn their lives, couldn't do a one stey or a bunny hug to save their lives. wouldn't know a cabaret If they men it in Broadway. And yet, somehow, there was some thing about the smjte in the eyes of tho man who mends things that made mo feel as I used to when I read about brave knights who went forth to slay dragons and came back on horseback to a fan fare of trumpets. I wish somebody would find the man who mends things and pn some kind of a decoration on hts coat: but, I suppose, he'd take It off and make Leuretta put It on a new hat for herself, and then smite all the more sweetly some men are so odd, aren't they? become fixed habits, very difficult to change as years go on, and will mark a person through lite as having been Ill taught or neglected at home, and this Is, of course, a serious reflection on par ents. Children should not come to tho table for very long or caivmouiius m.-uU. In every well-regulatrJ ht'itho(d punctual ity at meals Is expe:ud tut of consldca, tlon for others. Tus ts .iif. of ih: wi.'H est lessons to ue eutorctl. Rxtrvme neatness In personal appearand Is obli gatory. Children hW.l t Isiuuht to wash their hands n wnth their hair before coming to the taolo. A very small child may niye n mpkln fastened round the neck, but oner child ren should do as grown pel amis dr Partly unfold a napkin ami place t across the knees. It ts Important to teach children not to fidget In their chairs; not to sit too close to the tabte, but not too far nway. as either position Is awkward; not u crumble bread; not to play with sliver, and not to amuse themselves by n uking marks on the tablecloth. Olrls are served before boys. Thlf courtesy should be accorded by bovs to their sisters. Essential things are to eat soup from the side of a spoon and not to make a noise when eating it; not u Hold a fork awkwardly or "overhand;" to eat slowly and to keep the mouth closed while sat Ing, and not to talk white food Is in the mouth; to wipe the mouth with a napkin before and after drinking; not to leave a spoon in a cup for a momsnt; to plae fork and knife together on the plate when one has finished- Although children should not b al lowed to complain of their food or to be fussy." It Is not right to Insist that a child shall eat what may be distasteful. ii Drawn for The Bee by Hal Mysteries The Two-Part Life of the w ithout lhart or Compass, is One of the Most Fascinating of Scientific Puzzles By GARRETT P. 8ERVISS. Rudyard Kipling, In one of hts poems, has referred to the mystery of the period ical disappearances of the seats from intir Dreeaing grounds, wnere tne nunt ers cut them' down. H 1 s Imagination appears to have been deeply stirred by the strange In stincts of these animals, which know the hidden ways of the sea. and travel where man cannot follow, with a sureness of course, and an un erring divination of obstacle and danger which, It possessed bv hu man pilots, would make the navigation of the ocean as simple as walking across a room. And, indeed, it ts a poetlo mys tery. Without chart or compass they voyage thousands of mile, and never go astray. They live in the sunlight, and walk on the land during months of every year, and yet, when the time comes, they plunge Into the sea, disappear, at will, In Its dark profundities, seek and find their winter homes, thousands ot miles away, feed upon the fish and squids In tho depths of the temperate or tropical ocean, and, with the return of the north ern spring, take their way once mora to the borders of the Arctic lee. These statements apply especially to the fur seals of Alaska. The less valu able "hair seals" are a, widely different species, although they. tOO. hava fh-l- stranga annual migrations. What adds to the mystery of the fur seals Is the fact. that, unlike the others they are, anatomically, allied to the bears, whose behavior they strikingly Imitate when on land. vvr m. they were originally called "sea-bears." Thus they come into a certain rota tlonshlp with land csrnlvores, or flesh eating animate of the land, which, though they may swim, cannot live under water. -racucauy at least half the life of these seals ts passed berond nur v They come up Into our world, like plants hu.wui, uui or mo grouna, wnen their season Is due. retreat Ih.ln ,ia rocky beaches, or hill slopes, remain until wieir iana-iorn progeny has learned th secrets of the water world, and then go their unhesitating way down In the dark nesses of the sea. The family life of these animals la . strange as their migrations. In the month of May, as tho sun begins to melt the lc "Just WishitT i Cof f man. of Science and Nature Seals, Which Voyage Thousands of Miles Yearly floes In the Behrlng sea, around the Prlbllof Islands, the black heads of the "bull" seals may be seen emerging from the water. They are seeking the breed ing places for tho "cows," which will come later. They have voyaged thous ands of mles with no North star, but only their Inborn Instinct, to cntrf th.m They select, on the rocky coasts, beaches and slopes to please them and then wa(t. Each bull has his own grounds, or "rook ery." He Is alone but tiu mius tint his company is coming. In Juns the females begin to arrive. They are small and frail compared to the bulls, but they, teo, have made their way unerringly. Then the "harems" are or ganised. The bulls are like grand Turks; each of them has, on the average, thirty members of his harem. Once in a while some unfortunate (or fortunate) has but one; but, on the other hand, a few have aB many as a hundred. The lot of young bulls, "bachelors," the eat fishermen cat! them, has a kind of Poetic Interest also. They have no ha rems, not even one with a single Inmate, They collect together in companies near the hareme that they cannot enter, and look on and think. Perhaps they con struct romances of the future In their Poor, muddled brains. But their lot has another unhappy feature since man has learned the value of their hides, for they can be unmercifully slaughtered without Advice to the Lovelorn Ther Are Wrong, Dear Miss Fairfax; I became engaged to a. young man the second week In July, snd we love each other with the deepest and cleanest and most holy love that is In existence between a man and a woman, and nothing except death can separate us. This young man is In bust ness fpr himself, and needs every cent he makes. Npw, on account of this, it Is impossible for him to buy me a ring, and on account of this my parents do not believe that he will keep his word, and do not trust htm. They promised to P . fu prt ,n hnpr of my engagement, but they refuse to do so, as my parents stats that It will te a shame fof Aem to Introduce their child to our friends and family as being a bride when I have no sign of being one that is, I have no ring. Now, I argue with them, that at this time he has no ring to give because of the condition of his business, and that my heart-my great and holy love for iiiiii ,iu iiacwiac. ma lor me; out tney do not listen to me. and they nag and nag, until I feel that 1 wilt break down. LOVE BLESSED. The ring Is only a symbol, Olrls have been wooed and won, and been happy wives till death without either an en- fear of diminishing the herd. They are driven off by hunters at night, corralled In musters that may number thousands, then Ignomlnloualy knocked oh the head. The breeding season closes about the first of August. Then the bulls go away, followed by the females and the young, to lead their other Ufa In the sea. An Indication of how little haa hann known, until very recently, of that other ma oi me seais is aitoraed ty this singu lar fact. When the United States and Great Britain combined their wisdom (n an effort to protect the precious herds irom utter extinction, about 1833, a pro tected limit was drawn about the islands, with a radtus of sixty miles from shore, within which it was forbidden to kill seals found In the water. It was thought that few would go away farther than that. But to the surprise ot everybody, the "pelagic" or open-sea fishermen made the very next season, Without violating the protective boundar ies, the largest catch on record. Then it w found that the seats were limited by no such narrbw bounds ot oceanic wan dering as had been ascribed to them, but that they might b encountered in abun dance almost anywhere north of Cali fornia and Japan. Bo riow. by a fifteen year convention, pelagio sealing Is pro hibited anywhere in the northern Pa cific, Japan Joining In the agreement with ureal uritain and the United States gagement or weddlno- rlnir Retain your faith In him, and, since a party without the ring would embarrass your parents, refuse to have the party. Thnt, also, Is unnecessary to happiness. That Depends. Dear Miss Fairfax: My girl friend Is very Intimate with a young man whom I know very well and who has called on me several times. She has asked me a number ot times if I would not go out with her and her friend, and has also planned to have this young man Join our , j '. "vi. .'"" '""i" ana con sider such a thing as this forcing my company upon htm, as he has never taken me out. She has also invited ma to her home while he was there. Would it be right for me to accept the above men. tloned Invitations? UNDECIDED. There would ba nn lmnrrairii In ac cepting an Invitation from her to her norne, or o go om wijn ner, wnep, in a way, she it the hostess. If the young man invites her to go, she hasn't the privilege of Including you must refuse. Little Bobbie's Pa By WILLIAM F. KIRK. Pa brought hoam a funny looking yung man with him last nlte. lie was kind ot yung & Innocent looking, & he looked as If he had been crying, His eyes were red & every onet in a while he wud skowl St look feerce. Wife, ted Pa, this Is Mister James Mur ray. I newer met him till this after noon. He Is a distant relashun of mine, & he has a letter ot lntroduckshun to me from a other distant relashun. Mister Murray, sed Pa, malk yuraelt at hoam. This Is my castls, this flat, eed Pa, & you must feel the esim here as you do tn yure own hoam. Ha is a slnntck, sed Pa. He toald me all about It dimming up hoam In the subway. It seems that he loved a yung girl & thought the whole wurld ot her, Pa sed, Him & her was about to be wed, but aha xat har alma cfaiiaH MmihAw fc ran awav the nlta hnafnar h wiiliUnv'lf.ni it u...i.i-. . ..... with a lecdlng man for a medicine show, . ..w... ..... ...,. ..... Htm ,nm mo,, nuino am prim a rew copies nobody Pa. I know wan I wna vunr t wn at. ways wanting to get rid of my girls after awhile. I wud go with them for awhile, Pa sed, St then I wud talk them to a show that had a handaum Itaritnr man A- It thay dldent run away with him thay al ways looked at his plcter & then at mine, as threw me 6aver But Julia, d Mister Murray, Julia was my all, my ocean, my stars, my moon, my sun. I cud see that Ma dldent like him vary good. She looked at him the way she dotes at most of the trends Pa brings hoam. It Is awful hard for Ma in h polite to sum of Pa's trends. I guess you doant like me. sed vunr Mister Murray. X doant think moast wlm- men like a slnnlck. A slnntck knows too much of a woman's trecherous nature. Like the grate Shonenhour. ha fennwa iK danger that lies beyond the llaht in wim. men's eyes. Tou arent a slnnlck, sed Ma. Tou are: Jest a concerted yung calf that thoushti he was a winner with sum gurl who thought otherwise. After vnu oalder, Ma sed, & have been thrown down hard py a dosen more yung ladles, you will beegin to reellse mat wlmmsn Is better & wiser than men. I doant calr what Shopenhour or any other old Dutch flltosoter thinks. Thay used to set around at annic neer tin it was too late to go hoam, sed Ma, & wen thay got a swift call next day they ted all wlmman w cranks. I am glad my husband brought you hoam, sed Ma, beekaus now, rite In front of him, I am going to show you that he isent a slnnlck even If you think you are one. Dear, Ma sed to Pa, arent wlm men better sweeter every woy than menT Yes, derest, sed Pa. Pa Is a slnnlck tho, but he tells me moor than he tells Ma, r A Basket of Eggs j By REV. THOMAS B. GREGORY. It was 206 years ago, July 7, 1647, In th city of Naples, that a basket of figs cre ated a revolution which resulted In tho death of MO mon, many of them members of the ancient no bility; the burning of scores of villas and palaces, and the elevation to power of a peas ant whose entire possessions would not have brought the price of a de cent suit of clothes. The owner of the basket of figs was asked to pay the royal tax upon tho fruit: he refused to do so, and emptied his basket upon tho street. Close by stood Masanlello, tho fisherman, young, handsome, brave and "chok full" of the eternal sense of Jus tice and right. Poor and humble as ha was, Masanlello possessed a commanding personality, the "gift Imperial" of mag netizing men, and outraged by the injus tice he had witnessed he sounded tho call of arms. Arming themselves, the populace, wltH Masanlello at their head, drove out tho Spanish viceroy, liberated the prisoners of the customs, burnt the houses of tho king's creatures, destroyed tho offices of the tax collectors, and mado short work of ridding the city of) the tyrannical no bility and their henchmen. But there was no loafing. Tho mob wna thinking not ot stealing, but of establishing what they be lieved to be Justice. In a trice Masanlello was master of Naples. The viceroy was forced to re move the hated taxes, and in his ruda shanty home, the barefooted fisherman, In rude, democratto fashion, but with an ye single to Justice and humanity, dis posed of the petitions and complaints that Were handed to htm. ' But nature Is Inexorable, and In estab lishing her balances she ts worse than a thousand Shylocks. For an ontlra week the entire care ot a city ot hundreds of thousands of Inhabitant had fallen upon Masanlello. Ha was general, Judge, legis lator; and for the whole tlmo he had hardly slept or eaten. The combined phy stcat and mental strain was more than he could bear, and the fisherman's brain began to reel. He became a maniac and. did all sorts of violent things; and Instead of loving him and caring for him until he regained his sanity, the fools killed and burled' him like a dog. But dusptto this, the name of Masanlello will live for ever In the memory of tho lovers of llb-t erty and Justice. Famous Books Despised by Their Authors Ths first edition of Browning's "Paul Ine" was sold At auction for t8,000, yet not only did Browning receive nothing for It originally, but he would have with drawn it from print of It had been pos sible. Tet so highly did nossettt think of this despised masterpiece that, not being able to find a copy anywhere, he wend fo the British Museum library and spent several laborious days copying It word for word. Mrs. Browning was so careless as to the fAte of her works that It Is a won der that any of them havo survived. In deed, If it had not been for a doting father before marriage and a devoted hus band after marriage, it is possible that the tho published works ot the greatest English woman poet would have been nit. Even Tennyson was caretesa with re gard to his manuscripts and seemed to despise them. Borne wceko after leaving his lodgings at Mornlngton place, Hamp stead, he wrote from Barchureh to Cov entry Patraore, the author of "The Angel In the House," asking htm casually to go along somo time to his late lodgings and see If he could find his "book of Elegies a Jong, butcher, ledger-tike book," aa ho described It. Patmore went, and tho land lady gave him permission to search the poet's old rooms. There, In a cupboard In which Tennyson had kept his tea and butter, Patmore found the book, full of verses. It was the unpublished manu script of "In Memorlam," Tennyson's; masterpiece. Edward FJtxgerald was utterly careless of his fame. He lived to be an old man, yet not one in a million of his fellow countrymen regarded him as a poet, oven If they had heard his nama mentioned aa an old chum of Alfred Tennyson. Yet he wrote "The Uublyat of Omar Khay yam long years Before his death. Ho ( i ...luiniua uuuui, apparently not j thinking It worth publishing, and when" tool any notice of it Todav nmr i. of the most famous poems in the world, ona oeou was apt to despise his work. Ho threw the original draft of "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" into the fire, and waa only persuaded to rewrite it by two friends to whom he had read It; and "Waverly"-or the first half of It. rather lay In a barrel for nine years before It was exhumed and finished. If John Keble had his way it Is pos tlble that his famous "Christian Year"4 might never have been published. He wa extremely averse to It. and only yielded q imiioriuni..4 of his friends the pleadings of hts father, Even so refused to have his and he title f A,..n forty-tlve Jars " went through Itt editions, and since It went out of copy right they have ceased to be' counted Eat Away Your Fat" Saya Noted Specialist ' ! 'Eat and grow thin.1 This advice la quite the reverse of that generally given to those overburdened with flesh." soya a well-known specialist. "It all depends mjv,, T"it j uu cai. ik you will boranlum jujubea, you may expect eat t a nuvemiiua4 fcuucugn in Weignt, without any of the evlla ati.tviinp- and the usual Internal medication. This Is a most efficacious treatment with which the gen- ii puuiic ia uuio acquainted as yet. I invariably prescribe boranlum Jujubes In obesity, always with gratifying results. They act as an absorbent and etlmlnant of fatty deposit". Their effect on health, vitality and complexion ts altogether favorable. "Corpulent . persona who may wish to try this simple treatment will find boran lum Jujubes in most drug stores, though they ara still considered something of an HtiiuiKMuii in ti vvuiiirx. Aney snouia uu vanit una mipr cvu lliraj, ana upon retiring." Advertisement. one iA -i It