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Sayings of Mothers No. 1 "Mi Money" By Nell Brinkley
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
'A lover writes mef 'Will you kindly
m lx Years or ajr and wnnlil llu- fn
TIIE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1913.
P4 ?un 10 DC inicrcstea in meso mings,
ir .or to pet married. For 1 know a great
ieal of the world."
j&ln what way, my son? ,
(If by that you mean you have. seem
portions of it.- iron, a car window, you
on't know the- world. If by that you
mrntl 'that Vfill nil VA tvitn tirnlttpht tin h
iard Khocks. and have learned much In
he bitter school of experience, you don't
know -the world,
nut granting that you do know the
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I I 1 1 1 1 IT1H IICH. 1 I Jt I linnn Till! KIVH Villi in.
light to set married. .
You must know something more than
the world before you take' such a step
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You .may know how to find, your "way
In foreign lands, or how to take team of
ourseif In your own; but you don't
know much with the map of the world
I your fingers' ends unless you know
Are your shoulders broad enough, to
bear the burden of a family 7 Is your
oart so faithful It will remain true.
hrrmffh flftv nr iilxtv VAUn. in the. wirl
oh loveu lus a. wy i is yuur juubthuxii
roalturo you can pick out, when only
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ideal when, you havo become a man?
lias patience become a habit with you:
Is It a Joy to you to practice self-dental
and always and with no. one to com
mend or applaud?
Is your Income elastic? Will you, when
less than SO, be contented to stay at home
In tho evening, like an old man in con
tended, because tho going' out means' the
. . . . m . i i. imil w.j
when still a boy, find recreation in such
outincs-as are suitable for the wife and
the bablos and feel no regret when the
other boys Bo unhampered' and carefree
to tho "swimming pool and the diamond?
Havo you such perfect self-control
thai you are fit to control others? Do
you really know tho girl you. love? Isn't
your admiration for her similar to that
which 'you feel for a butterfly? But did
vou over, my son. sea a butterfly that
survived a storm?
The l.qve that lasts; that grows stronger
nnil mora tender, and broader and more
fcharltible with Ko4 years'! the love that
I- love ,-and not a passing sentiment
: basedlfon vanity or animal attraction!
You have, ino moro comprohehsioa of that
than ftjfi havo oft!iotKe aUUwbe of
the octwn. Vl?
Ynn uliot-n rnlinht la .-rllmTMe dt the
ialphairpti and claim. ygjtj arsi, perfect in
Ulie linguae. You have heard a strain
tof sweet music, and believe you are
ifltted to 'lead tho orchestra.
8 My son, you don't know what lpvo it
p.oep on. trying' to learn ,-and some .day
f ...'111 t. . In l.n. "ZwA 1 1 1.
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tgaln. Keep a tenant In your heart all
the time. That is tho privilege of youth
"ruid tfie comfort of old age. But don't, I
Ibeg of you, don't think of getting mar-
,cd whoa you are. only 17 years old.
By GARRETT Y. 8ERVI83.
If Sir William Kamsay is right In the
conclusions that he draws from recent
experiments of Jils and ho Is strongly
supported by McsBrs. Collie and ratter- I
son we may, be
fore long, sco the
dreams' of tho
fulfilled in ways
of whjch they had
who ' have been
and latughed at un
til the last few
years, In which
chemists have been
getting their eyea
that It was possi
ble to turn base metals, such as Mead,
Modern sctenco said; "No! The dif
ferent elements ar fixed in their na
ture. Jt Is Idle to think of. changing
one into another. What they aro they
Then came the discovery of the "radlo
rrtlve" substances, like radium, and
chemistry suddenly learned a new les
son, To everybody's astonishment it was
found that atoms are not, as had long
been believed, ultimate, IndiylMble parti
cle, by the heaping together of which,
in varying numbers and combinations,
the different kinds of matter which we
call the chemical elements are formed,
but that they are composed of multi
tudes of .much smaller particles which
revolve around the center of the atom
somewhat as the planets revolve' around
the sun. Moreover, the atoms of some
substances and possibly of all gradually
So to pieces, their constituent particles.
r corpuscles, escaping from their orbits
nd flying off to surrounding space.
Chemists had hardly recovered from
their surprise at this startling discovery
bef or' an even more wonderful one fol
lowed -upon its heejs. It was found that
an actual transmutation at elements.
that is. a change from one Into another.
accompanies, or roiiows, tne going to
Jief-fB di tne atoms. i was meraiiy
ivith staring eyes that chemists saw the
"emanation" that is given off from dis
integrating radium gradually change its
haracter and turn into helium. Radium
tnd helium are two different elements.
immediately It was suggested that here
was the very transformation 'of matter
that the alchemists had dreamed of, and
that science had derided, taking place In
nature Itself But further experiment
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Theftrst day, we struggle
curls a-wavlne little, 'golden
crown of our head, our round
sweet terror of an unbelievable
Know yourself first. Bel love me, when
It comos to getting married that Is more
Important than knowing the world and
all then is in it.
Metals to Gold
I showed that these natural transforma
tions apparently occurred only In one di
rection, from heavier to lighter sub-
stances. Tho atoms of radium are heav-
er.,than those of helium and, In all the
cases observed until recently, the result
0f the transmutations was the formation
of elements of lesser mass, qr composed
of lighter atoms, than the original ele
ments. This was, then, no solution of the old
problem of the alchemists, who sought
to transform lighter elements Into the
heavier element, gold, and if that solu.
tion was ever to be found, evidently it
must be done by reversing what seemed
to be nature's sole process of trans
formation, and causing the heavier atoms
I to form themselves put of lighter ones.
Only In that way would It bq possible to
make gold from baser metals, because
gold Is nearly the heaviest of all.
Now, It is this very thing that Sir Wil
liam Ramsay appears to have accom
plished, not with baser metals and gold,
to bo sure, but with hydrogen, neon and
Hydrogen Is the lightest of all ele
ments, while helium Is four times heav
ier than hydrogen and neon is twenty
times heavier. Yet, when an electric
discharge Is passed through a tube con
talnlng only a little hydrogen the. latter
Is transformed into helium, and' If then
some oxygen Is Introduced Into the tube,
neon is formed.
The atomic weight of oxygen Is 18,
that of helium 4, and that of neon 20. so
that tho following curious chemical equa
tion represents the effects of the trans
formation In the tube, in the last ex
Helium (4) -!- oxygen (K)-neon ()
Two lighter elements are apparently
combined to form one heavier than
either, but the sum of the atomic weights
of the two constituents equals the atomic
weight of the product of their combina
Sir William Ramsay has gone yet far
ther, and has produced, as he believes,
argon from sulphur and krpton from se
lenium. Now the atomic weight of sul
phur Is thirty-two and that of argon
nearly forty. The weight of selenium Is
seventy-nine, and that of krypton nearly
eighty-two. So In these cases, also, heav.
ier substances are formed from lighter
The result of these experiments Is so
revolutionary that some chemists have
disputed their accuracy, but Ramsay has
recently repeated and extended them
with the utmost precaution against error,
and he declines to alter his conclusions.
while Messrs. Collie and Fatteraon, as
already said, hare Independently corrob
with our scant little
signals -from tho
eyes wide with the
now adventure, with,.
& "A Fashionable Failing" s
By VIRGINIA TERIIUNK VAN BE
Many of us remember the answer of
the small ,boy, who when his Sunday
sfhool teacher asked htm, "What Is a
'A lie Is an abomination In the eyea
of the Lord and a very present help in
The fact that it la supposed to be an
abomination In tho eyes of the Ird de
fers few people from using It as "a pres
ent help In trouble." Lying is a fashion
Of 'course, we do not always call tho
thing we do "lying." That Is too ugly a
word for us to use comfortably. We
give the habit various titles which are
more or less euphonious, such as "harm
leas prevaricutlon," "fibbing," "white
lie," "evasion," "whipping the devil
around the stump," etc, Call It what we
will, It Is only the same old habit In a
differing guise. We do not appreciate
how common It is until we pause to
analyze or watch our own conversation
and see how often we make remarks that
are not entirely truthful.
I do not advocate the speaking of uri-
ncessary truths the telling without rea
son facta that should not be told. Only
a fool or a heartless person will be
guilty of this unklndness. But why must
we lie about things that really do not
matter? Why pretend .to have read the
book of which we have seen enough re
views to enable us to talk of it intelli
gently? Why pretend to have another
engagement when our friend asks us to
go to a lecture on anthropology?
Would one lose respect In tho eyes of
tho questioner If one said frankly, "No,
have not read the book, although I
havo seen many reviews of it," or,
"Thank you for asking me, but really,
while I appreciate your kindness, I am
not keenly Interested In anthropology?"
It would be a very ndeslrable friend
who would care the less for ono because
of such frank declaration of facts. Con
slder for a moment If you would dlsllko
or be displeased with the man or woman
who spoke thus frankly to you Instead
of insulting your Intelligence by telling
you a lie.
One of the great disadvantages about
lying is that it makes one doubt others,
"Higher than himself can no man think,"
and when one is in the habit of dls-
tcrtlng the truth or making false state
n nU. one is pretty sure to suspect that
those with whom one associates have the
same propensity. Tho remark, "I have
another engagement," will be construed
li to "I 'do not want to accept your in
vitation." So, after all, what has a llo
gotten one? One might as well teli the
truth aad be done with It.
We hear the social lie Justified, but It
is not necessary to make use of t as
fften as we think Why tell the qaller
that you are delighted to see her when
you really dislike her and are bored by
our linen and flannel hunched In confusion on our
tiny back that first day we struggle to our round
bottomed, rolling f cot out of the wide emptiness
of the room straight ahead are two eyes llko lights,
two handa that reach wide and steady like the twin
b?r presence? As sho Is your guest, you
must throw the mantle of hospitality
over her and' treat her politely and pleas
antly. But for the sake of your own
solf-r?spcct.omlt the "I am so glad to
see you!" For you aro not!
Perhaps one' of the most Insidious temp
tations along the line of falsehood Is to
elaborate an. account of some happening
and thus jnake it Interesting. One has
an annoying little experience and, by
adding a bit to it, this story of it will
produce upon the persons who hear It
much more Impression than would the
commonplace facts. Then why say that
one waited twenty minutes at one
counter for her change when one reaJly
waited but ten? It seemed like- twenty?
'Well, It ought to have happened the
way I told It, anyhow!" exclaimed a
raconteur who was railed to account for
exaggerating a certain Incident. "My
theory is to make a good story better, It
possible. Why let a llttlo matter llko th
truth stand In the way of a good story V
The listeners, laughed, but It Is to be
doubted If aijy one of them will here
after quite beneve what this person says.
"My brother-in-law told mo that," said
a woman to her husband.
"Did he? We'.l It may possibly he true,
nevertheless," waa the rejolner.
"I know one man who has a way of
making the most Interesting statements
Imaginable, and he does so with a cir
cumstantiality that speaks wonders for
his powers of imagination, t find him
By REV. THOMAS B. GREGORY.
The "battle of the Nations." as the
great contest at Lelpelo Is often called,
took place Just one hundred years ago,
October 18. 1812.
It Is welt called
the battle of the
nations, for In It
nearly every Euro
pean country, and
the issues there de
cided told, directly
or indirectly, upon
the whole continent,
yes, upon the whole
Even as a battle,
Lelpslc was a stu
pendous affair, out
ranking nearly other battle of modern
times. Napoleon had ieo.000 men, who
were opposed by the allied forces of
Austria. Russia and Prussia. ttO.OOO strong.
Greatly outnumberedi as he was. how
ever, Napoleon's genius brought him
very near to victory; and but for the
fact that seventeen battalions of his
Haxon allies turned upon him In the very
heat of the confUct, he would havo won
arms of a. noft-bosomod harbor, and a molher-blrd
volco calling, "AH alonoy!"
All throygh our life, Jf we are bo lucky that tho
two lights are somowhe'ro on the lifting, falling sea
of our Jlfe, if the "two twin" arms of tho soft
bosomed harbor are there, If the mother-bird volco
distinctly Interesting, but when I am not
with him, and think over what ha has
told me, I am dashed by the remembrance
that one cannot place tho least confi
dence In his word. I would be afraid to
quote him for fear that the person who
heard me do so would consider ma a
liar. Yet my Informant gives his alleged
facts as "gospel truth" and, to quote .the
saying of tho day, of ton "gets away wllh
Last winter I listened with genuine
Interei t to a man who was telling some
of us how he had gone Into an Insane
asylum to study conditions there. Nobody
knew, he said, that he was not oommltted
because of unsound mind. He told Us of
things that made our blood run cold, of
sights and sounds, that were like the
horrors one sees and. hears In delirium.
None of us doubted onu of his assortlons.
Yet, a week later, when I told two of his
friends of the keen Interest his descrip
tion had aroused In mo and my guests
the pair laughed uproariously.
"Why," they said, "that was only onn
of Bill's yamsl No, there was not a
word of truth In the whole thing. He
Just made the- story up as he went
along. He Is n born sensationalist and he
dearly loves to produce a sensation at
any and all times,"
He had produced upon me various
kinds of sensations. One was the con
viction that he had abused my hospi
tality and the other was that I would
not trust such a man on oath.
tho day, notwithstanding the great odds
As It turned out, Lelpslc was a crush
ing defeat for the Man of Destiny, Its
lost 40,000 In killed, wounded and prison
er, sixty-five piece of artillery and
many standards; and, worst of all, he
hadvto give up Lelpslc, which, from the
stragetlo standpoint, meant so much to
Tho results of the battle were far
reaching and decisive. It meant the be
ginning of the end of Napoleon's rulo in
Europe. The first abdication really dates
from the fatal day of Lelpslc. Lelpslc
meant Elba. From the blow that day
received Napoleon never recovered.
And Lelpolo meant a free Germany, At
Lelpslc Jena and Auerstadt were more
than evened up. It Is no wonder that
today all Germany Is aflame with en
thusiasm, wild with. Joy, as It celebrates
the one hundredth anniversary of the
battle. Oennany cannot celebrate too
heartily, for all that the empire is to
day it owes to the victory of Lelpslc
and, let It not be forgotten, to the bull
dog tenacity, lion-like courage and In
corruptible patriotism of the rough but
grand old war-dag. Blucher.
is not silenced for us, our gTown-'np arras reach for
her when we stagger and stumble Just as they did
then. Every mother cries, "AH aloneyl" to- the
grown-up son of her heart, but If ho totter for an
Instant her arms aro thoro to catch htm lest he fall.
Married Women Teachers
Dy WINNIFRED BLACK.
So Mrs. Bridget I'elxotto isn't fit to
teach your children and our children any
more, gentlemen of the New York Board
of Education, because she had tho lm
pertinence to be-
come a. mother her-
Hhe was all right
when she didn't
know a thing about
what she had
learned In tho
school, but now
that she has a
child of her own,
to tho outer regions
with her at once
and forever I
What a singular
point of vlewl
Where on earth did
you get It, gentle
men of the board
from the man who always says "Hain't
she got no children of her own to 'tend
to; why don't she stay to hum and 'tend
to It?" whenever a woman dares to at
tend to her own buetness without ask
ing some man about It?
What do you want In the public
schools, anyhow, a lot of foolish girls or
a number of perfectly good old maids?
If a woman Is the sort of person who
doesn't want children of her own, does
that make her nn Ideal teacher, pray
What Is there about such a woman
that makes you choose her to tesch our
When you look for a nurse for your
babies at home, whom do you pick out,
Mr, Board of Education Man? A woman
who wants children and who hopes to
have some of her own some day, or one
who doesn't care a cent about them as
long as she gets so much a week and
no questions asked?
It Isn't the teacher I'm thinking of-lt
isn't the teacher we should any of us
think of In a case like this It is the
The children are the ones to be con
sidered, and I don't see how the fact
that a woman has a perfectly good little
boy or girl of her own at home could
make her any less efficient as a teacher
than she was before that little boy or
that little girl came.
When you select a man teacher do
you ask him how many children there
are at home, and whether he takes an
interest in them or not?
You ought to the more children he has
of his own the more likely he Is to know
and to care about other people's chil
dren. "She'll be thinking of the baby Jt
home," says one of the board. 'Instead
of the children In the room where aha
What's the difference between her
thinking of the baby at home and won
dering whether the baby Is asteep or
awake or thlnklntr about "him." and won
dering whether "he" is, coming to oall
or not, and what dress she'd better wear
to the party?
Too much to think of at home to at
tend property to her school work,
Why, gentlemen, did you never notice
that when you want to got a thlnil dono
you have to get the business prsen
you know to do It?
The idle woman has nothing but niatl
nees on her mind, Is always too rushed
to do a thing but go shopping.
When you want a Job Well done, whom
do you get to do It? the busy man or
Which Is the one who will do your work
and his own, too, and do them both well?
Human nature Is human nature, Just
the sun in a woman as it Is in a raan.
The type of a woman who falls hon
estly In love and marries and has chllt
dren. Is tho very sort of woman I'd pick
Out to teach my little boy how to read
and to tell my little girl where Lake
Michigan Is and who settled Alaska
Not because she might know any mors
about muling or Lake Mlohlgan or
Alaska than the other kind, but because
she's apt to know Just as much about
these thrilling subjects as the sllllsst
flrl In the "normal," and, besides that,
she'll know lot about children that
the other sort of woman would never
know it she Joined every child study class
In the world.
Married wemen taking bread out of
single women's mouths what has that
to do with the question?
A woman Is a human being first and
a woraan afterward, and 'way along af
ter that she's either married or single.
When she goes to teaching In our pub'
llo schools, trie one thing and - the only
thing that should Interest those who pay
her salary Is, What sort of a teacher
; If ft-e's a good teacher that ought to
settle the question once and for all
Is she energetic, faithful, reliable, com
petcntT that's all that concerns any one
but her Immediate circle of friends.
Who wants to know whether the school
superintendent Is widower or bach
elor, when his name come UP for ttc
What's his record; what will fee do for
our children? That's the important thing.
- What do you want to do, start a sys
tem of secret marriages In the schools?
Get teachers nobody wanta for wtvsV
find women to teach our; children who
wouldn't know what to do with a baby
to save their lives?
Tte world, mores, gentlemen of the
Board of Education It moveX Why)
don't you make up your minds to mors
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