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T1IK HER: OMAHA, MONDAY, FEBHUABY 1. 1915.
Motherhood, Woman's One Great Passion Through Life
V 1 '-. 1
Ity ELDERT HUBBARD
Education begins with life. At a matter
of fact, life Itself la education; and even
death mar be aimply. a graduation to a
higher grade-who knows?
from the Ltin
word "ed ucere,"
meaning "to lead or
It would seem,
however, that the
of education la to
dednlllon of a
man as "a two
leased animal with
out featl-rs" led
Piogcnes to bring
a plucked Rostand
rooeter to achonl
ami, holding It up
liefore the i.wm
bled class, he e
And althoiiRhriato precluded tha re
occurrence of the Joke by adding the
word "with broad flat nails" to his
definition, at ifi it would appear that shme
of our educators look upon a child as a
pet fowl, y0 be stuffed to repletion. s
, EjVufyon Is an evolution, an all-roun'd
jJkAcloprtifcot: and It muat ba free, spon
You may take a horse to water, but
you cannot make, him drink; you may
send a boy to college, but you cannot
make him think. The great aim of edu
cation is to discipline ruthr than fur
xiImIi the mind to lead It to think.
What dors tha accumulation of the
knowledge of others profit If U crowds
out your own Initiative?
Education Is meant to open up to our
vWon new vistas of thought and beautyC)
Jt enable ua to chart our own ship, to
paddle our own canoe, collect our own
csriro and find our own market. '
You co-operate, first wtlh yourself;
then with others.
The education of the race begins at the
H Is here that the foundation of charac
ter ir. made, and subsequent teaching
avails little or nothing In removing ; or
altering It. Jlere Is awakened the love
of truth and the sens of duty.
The seeds of klndnceu, brotherllneaa
and sympathy are implanted at tha
mother's knee. -.
The mother's smile, tha father's "well
)!orie,"' picture books and sand piles,
handsful of posies, the falling IraVea of
autumn, tha snowflakes of winter, the
birds and bees of summer, the bursting
buds of spring, tha suaehlue and the wind
in the tree theae bfgln education.
They direct tha thoughts to Mother Na-
tiire, to things that arc wondroualy beau
tiful, to acts of benevolence, to deeds nf
mercy, to the source of all good.
And stibnetiuent education should be
their auxiliaries. To think clearly and
to a"t rightly should ba the object of true
The ait of the teacher consists In allnv
Ulatlng thought activity In thrilling the
pupil with the thought that he Is part of
all that la. Kindling minds that Is tha
teacher's greatest function and privilege.
"I'cllKhtful task," says Thompson, "to
rear the tender thoiiKht, to leach tha
youug Idea how to shoot, to pour fresh
Instruction over the mind, to breathe the
enlivening spirit, to fix the generous pur
pose In the flowing heart
Kugaestioit is the teacher's "live coal
and the teacher who has succeeded In
arousing the mind and body to action
has learned the secret of true educa
The body Is developed by exorcise, and
: the mind also. All education should -be
play, just as all employment ahould ba as
play; that's the logical sequence. EdU'
cation lit all-around development
An ed'K-ated man la he who develops
hi lolai.iy. o it hat'inma that vlwrta
lion and experience tiny the Inuit lat
porta nt (.art In education.
. And one of the beat educations In the
world u to make a living.
And to make a living nowadays man
mutt be hontat, truthful, healthy and
Thus we fet back to our alerting point
the cradle, where the foundation of ed
u.liori love of truth and sense Of duty-
AIo, flelclicriie on this: Educated pa
rents have educated children.
By DOROTHY DIX.
The artist has drawn for. you on this
page a tender and suitKestlve picture
showing how, from tho cradle to the
grave, motherhood is the one great
panlon of women.
We have first the little girl, herself a
mere baby, cuddling her doll through
hecr Instinct of maternity, Just as you
ave watched your own little girt doing
Ith her Christmas (lollle nature pre
paring her for the little ones that long
years hence she Is to slog and croon crrer.
Next la the woman to whom he hus
band, larger than she Is, older than she
Is. perhaps twice as wise as she la, - is
still her biggest baby to be petted and
fussed yover, and spoiled and aeolded, al
ways her baby dependent on her, no
matter how great and strong he Is to
the balance of the world.
Last, we have the . old woman, who
DROVE A WHOLE
FALIILY COAZYi -
has mothered so many babies that. the
crooks of her arms foim a cradle of
themselves, holding to her withered
breast her grandchild, her face lit up -by
that radiance of softness and gentle
neas that makea the hcmellest Tomaa
beautiful when she looka at a 'buby.
This great maternal pssslon ' Is the
most wonderful thing In naturf. It is
only that which gives women the strngth
and 'courage to hand on the torch of
life farnn generation to generation with
out counting the cost U- themselves In
suffering and death, but It. Is what givee
them the patience and the love to bear
with the infirmities and the weaknesses
If it were not for this glory of mother
love through which a woman sees her
own children transfigured babies would
die like flies. It to only a mother who can
of a sickly,' fretting Infant, grotesquely
ugly,' with Its too - big head - hanging
from a wobbly neck, and see in it some
thing for which it' Is Worth while to
sacrifice every comfort and pleasures Yc(
such children as theseAchlldren thnt'any
.hireling would let die have crown up to
be the very flower of manhood and
womanhood,, thanks to the mothers who
saved them at their own expense.
It is this passion of motherhood that
enables m woman to see beauty In her
scrawny and frail, baby and literally
mother U back into health that also en
ables her to.be blind to the moral defor
mities of her child, and to behold vlrtuea
In it where others aee only vices. It is
the . knowledge that mother still believes
In him, that mother has kept the lamp
burning in the window forhlm, that has
lighted, the way to .reform for many a
hang with tireless devotion orer the craUe J protJigal. It is motherhood, with its in
exhaustible love and lis comforting arms
that never fail, that has kept the world
from despair, and made men believe there
must be a Ood since He made mothers.
It -is ' the motherhood of women that
explains the strange phenomena we so
often see In domestic life of a great
soulcd woman . sacrificing -herself to a
weak and worthless man. It Is - often
contemptuously said that the leas worthy
of love a man Is the more some, woman
seems to care for him, and that no wives
are so devoted and so faithful as those
cf drunkards. -
The reason of this la that the weakling
man appeals to tha eternal mother In the
woman. Her love pasaes from that -of the
wife to that of the mother. The man
ceases to be her husband,' her mate, and
becomes her child, her helpless, de
pendent baby, and sho couid no 'mora
turn her back, upon him than she could
leave her little babe alone to the cruel
mercies of tho world.
In her own soul she may Meapise the
weakness of the man who cannot resist
temptation. She may be filled with con
tempt for him who Is so cowardly he
lacks the grit and courage to stand up
and fight hia own battle of life. She may
blush with shame for him who clings to
a woman's skirts, but stronger . than any
of these Is the instinct of 'nature to
mother him Just because he is weak and
clinging and dependent
And It Is a good thing for the strong
man as well as the weak man that this
is true of women, because the mother In
them enables them" to forgive to men
many a fault and stumble that the wife
would never forgive the husband,' and
that men never forgive to women.,.
' Those of us who believe In suffrage for
women believe that the moat valuable
gift that women will bring to the service
of their country, when they are per
mitted to serve It, 1s this passion of
motherhood. We believe that we need
mothers in politics, and that the whole
human race is crying to be mothered.
We believe . that when women have a
vote there will 'be no more child labor;
that the life of a baby will be thought
to be as valuable as that of a pig, and
that, millions will not be spent for. the
conservation of the lives of anlmsja anil
nothing for those of children.
Blessed be mother love, the one love
that never falls and never wearies; the
love that clings the closer to us the more
others turn away from us.
The poorest of ua, haying that. Is rich
Indeed, and the richet. lacking- it; is
poorer than the pauper babe above whose
cradle some woman'e face bends lit with
the divine fire of motherhood. ' .
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-THArjK YOU," JUKE MANAGED ' TO WKTMSK.
Heavens in February
By WIIiLIAM "F. BiadK.
This ia a quiet month In the heavens.
The only Interesting event Is the close
conjunction of Mercury and Jupfter In the
evening twilight on the firat Mercury
will pass about a lunar diameter north of
Jupiter, and will be about one atellar
magnitude fainter. These two planets
will cross again on the 18th, but at a much
greater distance. - ,
The sun, however, seems to feel lanpuid
from the winter cold because It la from
thlrty-slx to thirty-eight minutes slow
on standard time,' and from twelve to
fourteen minutes alow according to a sun
dial. It rises In the 1st, lath and 38th at
7:3S, 7:22 and 7:03, and sets at 6 M, 6:53
and (:10, tl us making the day's length
ten hours and no minutes, ten hours and
thirty-three minute, and eleven hours
and seven minutes, an increase of one
hour and seven minute durfcag the
Venus is still the brilliant morning star,
attaining its greatest elongation of forty
seven degrees from the sun on the 6th.
Jupiter la disappearing from the evening
sky. It sets at :2 on the ISth. On the
84th it is in conjunction with the sun.
Saturn is In fine position. It comes to
tlie meridian at S:26 p. m. on the 16th.
The moon also seems to share the suit's
languor, since it haa but three phases
this month. It Is In laat quarter on the
6th Sjt 11 ill p. m., new on the 13th at 10:31
p. m., and in first quarter on the list at
1:68 p. m. It is In conjunction with Venus
on the luth with Mercury and Jupiter on
the Hth and with Saturn on the 23d.
Creighton university, Omaha.
Kana City, VIo., Oct U. 13H "My
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. u'umw ir.iT, . I photo-Urania coi rrnpoii'lins to the inmtel
oon tli VilOLH FAMILY aa In the t.i n1iiv.y Jui," may now Le
aame ronditlva. It looked ecaly and rateed ' a.-!! t tha leading moving pt. ture th-
up en the arms and bodv In bla lumi... : '"r. Ity
NCat UN.C HEART LEAJPCO.
JURQUNO THE. CURVE DASHED ANOTHER CAR.
This trouble burned and ttciiad so that M
oul(l neatly drive one craiy. It was al
waya oie at nlijht, so we oouid not
sLcrp. We all had this trouble tor about
to or three years, and during that time
trltd utny remedies and prescription
wilii no results. We triad lu.inol Olnt
me'it and l;clnol Soup and It RtUEVKD
T O.NfT, and U-fore tha third Jar of
.inirrj-ct hud burn untd, we aere com-I'li-trly
i-utvd. It has been four months
!!. were cured, and theie are no
ia.tn of the troiihle." (HiKnd) Mr. a
.. t'Utkson, 1 ': Uvn Ave.
i:vny drunit e!ls R'-tmnl Ointnwnt
mi j H a. nul bvip. Kor trial dec, ille to
I : I K, hiii'l, Jiitiniore. Ad ertlse-
an mtiiT'iiiviil iiiaiiM with the
Mutual Him cri'ii tnn it la not omy
i),..mi..e to read ' l(Mir June eactt
Onv. hut alao afterward to ave moving
incturea Uluatraling curatory.
(Copyright. 1915, by Perlal Pulblcation
June Kiiula Work.
f H APTKR 1.
Dwan the dark boulevard from Hrn
port weavrd and bunitxd and rattled a
U-nf taxi' Kith a blah puttered liinou
fine rli A.iily khIiuhh on It. A Mark vn
dyktd man in H.i llinoucine IxiiHi to Uks
coim '.liiuK i'"' 'f the wiiuiow he laa.--J
U.e lai at brrjikn-k epced. II united at
he heard a loud report like the explosion
of a revolver, then ami her. He knocked
on the driver's window and as the car
came to a atop. he looked behind The
taxi had drawn up. He hastily replaced
under the seat tha hamper in which he
had broken to bits all its porcelain and
glassware. A tall, gaunt glrL distinctly a
maid, waa out. impatiently surveying the
flat tires cf the taxi, when the limousine,
ita britilit dome light auJdcnly flashing
up, backed aKmf aide. The black vandyked
man stepped down. m
"IVrhapa I can offer your paaaengrra
tiio use of my machine,' 'ha suggested.
That relieved young aoman opened tha
door of the taxi and poked her head ln
al.le. "There sin t anvililng el.e we can do,
Miss Junic," she whinnered
"1 iiippose not," aioe a eel voire
young girl appeared ta the window. She 1
started as she saw the black vandyked
man, Gilbert Blye! He atood, hat doffed,
politely a ailing their acceptance.
"You'd better go. miss," husked the
taxi driver. "This old tub'll be here to
June Waraer slowly stepped down.
"Thank you." she managed to murmur.
"I beg of you not to mention it- The
favor ia to me." Ulye gallantly returned,
while the n.aid began to transfer from
the taxi to the other car armload after
armload of unpacked clothing.
Around the curb behind them' there
dashed another llmoualne and a runabout
In time tor the occupaitia o see Gilbert
Hlye aaaloting June Into the luxurious
limouaine. They alao saw the eight-cylinder
machine leap forwatd. Klye, un
conacloua that they were being pursued.
fiuni the taxi, and the fate vl a beautiful as was the girl, thought that he beard a
shout as ' they gathered speed, and he
looked back la time to see the first run
about and then the limousine awerve and
slow down and to hear two loud bangs.
He grinned. Hia driver grinned. The taxi
driver grinned. Then they whlaxed away.
"Why. you. are the little runaway
bride, the girl in the watch!" said Blye,
"Yea." And June blushed.
She felt the black eyes of CUbcrt Blye
fixed upon her. Could it be possible that
he had followed her 7 Oh. no! Pt 111. he
had her address in her watch and her
"You were kind enough on the train,
Mr. Blye, to offer te let me buy my
watch, and I'll take it now. If you please."
"I'm very sorry I havea't It with me.
But I shall aee you another lima. I am
aure." He came back from the forward
seat and sat with her.
Bs Continued Tomorrow.)
Advice 'to Lovelorn
r, Br bxaybxcs yaxkyax
. itanlaJl. Dlitereneeiv
Dear Mies Fairfax: I am to, and recently
on one of my trips to China fell in love
with a young Oituaman about IS. I am
a missionary, but am. willing to Five it
up to marry him. In fact, this will be
neceeaary n order that the marriage will
be valid. My parents object ead say I
in tut either giro aim np or they wul dis
own me. Kludly advise me through your
valuable column what you would adviaa
me to do. a. A. POWEiU
I am so often asked for my opinion as
to Intermarriage between the races that
I am glad of this chance to express my
oelf very plainly. Where racial differ
ences are not too great, are national
rather than racial as. for Instance, thoj
Intermarriage of a. German and French,
or a Dutch and Swedish couple I consider
It prejudiced and narrowminded to hesi
tate on intermarriage. Where the dif
ferences are temperamental, as" between
southern and northern race a. I consider
it risky but not wrong. ' But when it
comes to intermarriage between members
of the Caucasian and Mongolian race
families. I heartily disapprove. - I advise
you to give up this 'Chinese boy with
whom you are Infatuated. .. Qive aim up
because he is far too young for you, be
cause your parents objtct. but primarily
because the fundamental differences be
tween your viewpoints and training are
ss wide aa the ocean that lies betweeu
Oriental China' and western America.
Dear Mlsa Fairfax: A friend ot mine
Is tired of leading a single life, and aa
she lives in m aort of rut and only meets
a certain number of men. who are all
married, theru la no chance of meeting
t-he rontided to me that she Intended
anawernui a matrimonial advertisement
and aee what it would lead to. Have no
knoa ledge of that sort of thing, so am
anxious to prevent her from doing any
thing foolish. ANXIOUS.
It would be vary foolish for your friend
to answer a matrimonial advertisement.
In all probability aha would find herself
involved with some very objectionable
person. Something pleasant may always
be lurking "Just around tha corner" of
life. Tell her to have a little more faith,
a little more patience, and not to value
herself so - lightly as to throw herself
away in the manner she contemplates.
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