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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1915.
Motherhood, Woman's One Great Passion Through Life
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By ELBKRT II IB BARD
Education begins with life. A a matter
of fart, llf Itnelf 1 education: and even
death may be aimply. a graduation to a,
Mgher grads who knows?
from tha Ltln
meaning "to lead or
It would n,
however, that the
of education Is to
delinitinn of a
man a "a two
-aed animal jth
out feattSrs" led
jDloa-enca to bring;
a plucked Rostand
rooster to arhool
and, holding It up
before the asseii
bled claaa, he e
And although riato precluded tha re
occurrence tf Abe Joke by adding" the
words "with hroad flat nails" to hla
definition, ati t would appear that sfcm
of our educators look upon a child aa a
Pet fowl, y0 be stuffed to repletion.
EJjlKtUlon la an evolution an all-rnun'A
flopmVot; and It must be free, spon
You may take a horse to water, but
jou cannot make him drink; you may
aend a boy to college, but you cannot
make him think. The great aim of edu
cation la to discipline rather than fur
nish the mind to lead It to think.
What doea the accumulation of the
knowledge of otttera profit If tt crowd
out your own Initiative?
Education la meant to open up to our
vision new vistas of thought and beautyTl
Jt enable ua to chart our own ahlp, to
paddle our own canoe, collect our own
carfo and find our own market. r
You co-operate, frt wllh yourself;
then with other.
The education of tha rea begin at the
It la here that tha foundation of charac
ter Ir. made, and subsequent teaching
aval! little or nothing In removing ( or
altering; It. Jleis is awakened tha lova
fit truth and tha sens of duty.
Tha aeeda of klndm-as, brotherllneaa
and sympathy are Implanted at tha
mother' knee. -
. The mother' smile, tha father' "well
)done,"' picture book and aand piles,
handsful of posies, tha falling lravea of
autumn, tha aoowilakrs of winter, the
bird end beea of summer, the bursting
buda of aprlng, the sunshine and the wind
in the tree then tx'gln education.
They direct tha thought to Mother Na
lure, to things that are wondroualy beau
tiful, to acta of benevolence, to deed of
merer, to tha aource of ail good.
And subsequent education ahould ba
thWr auxiliaries. To think clearly and
to art rlahtly iliould be. tha object of true
The art of tha teacher oonaliita In atim
uUting thought activity In thrilling the
pupil with the thought that he la part of
all that la. Kindling mind that I tha
teacher's greatest function and privilege.
"Pclightful task." eaya Thompson, "to
rear the tender thought, to Uaih th
you us idea how to (hoot, to pour fresh
instruction over the mind, to breathe tha
enlivening spirit, to fix the generous pur
puae in the flowing heart."
Kuggeatioa ia tha teacher' "live coal, '
and th teacher who ha succeeded In
arousing tha mind and body to action
baa learned th secret of trva education.
The body la developed by eierclae, and
the mind aliio. All cciur.nUon should -b
play. Just aa all employment should be a
pluv; that' the log-tcaj sequence. Edu
cation la. all-around development.
An rduiatvd men la he uho develops
hia tommy. it ltaitiui thai ilKru
tion and eirricnc play the most isi
portant part In education. '
, And one of the best education In the
world ia to make a living.
And to make a living nowadaya man
mui-t be honeat, truthful, healthy and
Thus we get ba-k to our starting pointy
th" cradle, where the foundation of el
uieliuti love t.f truth and sons of duty-
Also. fleUliirUe on thla: Educated pa-
rcnta r.av educated children.
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"Br DOROTHY DIX.
The artist haa drawn for you on this
page a tender and auggeatlve picture
showing how, from tho cradle to the
grave, motherhood la the one great
passion of women.
We have first the little, girl, herself a
mere baby, cuddling her doll through
cheer Instinct of maternity, just aa you
have watched your own little girt doing
with her Christmas flollle nature pre
paring her for tha little onea that long
yeara hence she is to sing and croon over.
Next U th woman to whom he hus
band, larger than she is, older than aha
la, perhaps twlc a wise aa she Is, Is
still her biggest baby to : ba petted and
fussed v over, and epoilcd and scolded, al
ways her baby dependent on her, no
matter how great and strong he la to
th balance of tha world.
Last, wa have the . old woman, who
has mothered so many babies that. tha
crook .of her arms foim a cradle . of
themselves, holding to her withered
breast her grandchild, her face lit up by
that radiance of soft u as and .gentle
ness that makes the homeliest romaa
beautiful when she looks. at a "baby.
This groat maternal passion ' 1 th
most wonderful thing In natur. It Is
only that which gives women th atmgth
and courage to hand on the torch of
Ufa faom generation to generation with
out counting tha cost tt- themselvea In
suffering and death, but it, Is what give
them tha patience and th lov to bear
with the Infirmities on1 tha weaknesses
If it were not for this glory of mother
lova through which a woman sees her
own children transfigured babies would
die Ilk file. It la only a mother who can
hang with tireless devotion trrer th cra4l
of a' sickly,' fretting Infant, grotesquely
ugly,' with It too -big' head hanging
from a wobbly neck, and see In it some
thing for which it ' la Worth while to
sacrifice every comfort and pleasure.' Yet
such children as theses-children that any
.hireling would let tile have prown up to
b the very flower of manhood and
womanhood,. thank to the mother who
aaved them at their own expense.
It I this passion of motherhood that
enable a woman to see beauty In her
scrawny and frail ., .baby and literally
mother U back Into health that also en
able her to be blind to the moral defor
mities of her child, and to behold virtue
In It whera other see only vices. It is
tha knowledge, that mother still believes
In him, that mother haa kept the lamp
burning In tha window forhim, that ha
lighted, tha way to reform' for many ' a
prodtgal. It la motherhood, with It In
exhaustible lova and lis comforting arm
that never fall, 'that has kept the world
from dcapalr, and made men believe there
must be a Qod since He made mothers.
It la the motherhood of women, that
explains tha : strange phenomena we so
often: see in domestic life of a great
soulcd woman : sacrificing .herself to a
weak and worthies man. It Is of ten
contemptuously said that the "Ices wtirthy
of lov a man 1 the more come, woman
seem to care for him, and that no wive
are so devoted and so faithful a those
The reason of this is that th weakling
man appeals to tha eternal mother in the
woman. Her lova passes from that of the
wife to that of the mother. The man
ceases to be her husband, her mate, and
bacomea her child, her helpless, de
pendant baby, and she 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 Meiplse the
weakness of the man who cannot resist
temptation. She may be filled with con
tempt for him who is so cowardly he
lack tha grit and courage to stand up
and fight his 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 moct valuable
gift that women will brine to the service
of tkelr country, when they are per
mitted to aerve it, 1a thla passion af
motherhood. We believe that wa need
mothers In politics, and that the whole
human race. Is crying to be mothered.
We believe that when women have a
vota 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 animajs and
nothing for those of children.
Blessed be mother love, tha one love
that never fall and never wearies; the
lova that clings the closer to us tha more
others turn away from us.
Tha poorest of us, haying: that, Is rich
indeed, and the richest, lacking; it; Is
poorer than the pauper babe above whose
cradle soma woman's face bends lit with
the divine fire of motherhood. - ,
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THE MEN GREW CTTfttS.
Read St Here
See it at. the Movies
THArtX YOU," . JUNE MANAGED TO WfUrTOrUrt
OHOUE A WHOLE
Kansss C ity, Mo., Oct it, 1314: "My
hushi.it had a rash all over his body, and
soon the WHOLE FAMILY Was In the
sum condition. It lookd ataly and raised aeii at the leading moving pt. ture t!-
up en the arms t.d body In big lumps.
Heavens in February
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By WTIX1AM KIGtiK.
' This la a quiet month in ths heavens.
The only lntereatlng event is the close
conjunction of Mercury and Jupfter in the
evening twilight on the first Mercury
will pass about a lunar diameter north of
Jupiter, and will be about one stellar
magnitude fainter. These two planets
will crosa again on the 18th, but at a much
greater distance. -
The sun, however, seems to feel languid
from tha winter cold because It Is from
thirty-six to thirty-eight minutes slow
on standard time,' and from twelve to
fourteen minutes alow according to a sun
fltaL It rises In the 1st, lith and 2Slh at
7:S3, T:8 and 7:03, and sets at 6 M, 6:K
and t:W, tl-us making the day's length
ten hours and no minutes, ten hours and
thirty-three minutee, and eleven hours
ttcat auxETi keaat lejupuq.
sVRQUNQ THE. CURVE DA&KEO AbiQTHER CAR.
Ttil tiouble burned and ltchod so that tt
woulj u-ariy drive one rrasr. It waa al
ways orM at ilht. ao w could not
sle:p. We all had this trouble for about
two or thr years, and during tbat time
t.ld many rnrdla and prusirtptions
witn no r'ulis. Wa trld ltr-ainol Oint
niiit ar.d Ilf ;nol Sop and tt HELJEVED
AT ONCE, and lfire th third Jsr of
.mtrrnt had brn usd, wa were com
I ;n-ly c jrd. It has four months
niK we w-r vurti, and theie are na
iiaps ff trie troiibie." (HittiMxl) Mrs. 8.
.v. loihw.n. j .0 Uka Ave.
i:-iy ir.j!.;it prUs Kealnot Oiiitnifr.t
buJ Jl-h'::! fc..,.p. ! ir trial free, wilts to
4 1 H, l.eiiiul, K.tU.iiiore. Adcrtt-
Py apeclal arrsngrment for thla paper a
ri'ioto-dram roi irioiliiia to the instaU-
Imnn t.t "Itunaway Junu" may now !
'rr. IW anaiiMiiiKiit li.au wltn H'
i'uiisl t'ilm crp'i ation It is mH only
pt'smuie to read "Kt-naway June" each
day. hut also afterward tu sett moving
pictures llluklrating our atury.
(Copyright. 1915. by Borlal 1'ulolcatton
June Mnila Work.
Dwwn the dark boulevard from Ilryn
port tkvf. and bnm:td and rattled a
lon tableau, wllh a liltti poMrred limou
Ine staoily Klniio on it. A black vin
d'K.d man in ti:e limoupiue tK'Kan tu toH9
iM'tnrtltiut; i.iit tf tho wlotlow as he im
he l I ut ' iiaknick fl'ril. He sniikd ss
be heard a loud report like th explosion
of a revolver, then ami her. Ue knocked
ou the driver'a window and a th car
came to a atop.h looked .behind The
taxi had drawn up. lie hastily replaced
under th seat tha hamper In which ha
had broksa to bit all its porcelain and
glassware. A (all, gaunt girl, distinctly a
maid, was out. Impatiently surveying tha
flat tires of th taxi, when the Umouaiae,
its bright dnm light suddenly flashing
up, backud alongside. The black vandyked
man stepped down.
"I'eihapa I can otier your pansjutcrs
the use of my machine.' 'ha auggvated.
That relieved young woman opened tha
door of tha taxi and poked her bead in
Me. "There sin t anything else we tan do,
All J olilr. " sh whiskered.
"1 suppose not." in:e a sweet voice
young girl appeared In the window. Eh
started a she saw the black vandyked
man. Gilbert Blye! He atood. hat duffed,
politely waiting their acceptance.
"You'd better go. miss," husked tha
taxi driver. "This old tub'll ba her to
June Warner alowly stepped down.
"Thank you." she managed to murmur.
"I beg of jrou not to mention It. The
favor ia to me," Illy gallantly returned,
while tha maid began to transfer from
tha' taxi to tha other car armload after
armload of unpacked clothing.
Around th curb behind them'ther
dashed another limousine and a rvnabout
in time for the o'ruaJila to see Gilbert
llya assisting June Into th luxurious
limousine. They also aaw the elght-cy-lliuler
machine leu forwatd. lily.' tin-
eonnctoua that they were being pursued.
shout a ' they gathered speed, and h
looked bark in time to see tha first run
about and then the limousine swerve and
slow down and to hear two loud bangs.
He grinned. Ill driver grinned. Th taxi
driver grinned. Then they w hissed away.
"Why. you. are tha little runaway
bride, the girl In th watch!" Said Blye.
"Yea." And June blushed.
Bh felt tha black eyes of Gilbert Bly
fixed upon her. Could it ba possible that
he had followed her? Oh, no! Still, he
had her addrese In' hor watch and her
"You were kind enough on th train.
Mr. Blye, to offer to let in 'buy my
watch, and I'll take it now, if you please."
"I'm very sorry I haven't It with ma.
But I shall hte yon another time. I am
aure." He came back from th forward
seat and eat with her.
from the tail, and the fax vl a beautiful aa wa the girl, thought that be heard
lTt Ba Continued Tomorrow.)
Advice , to Lovelorn
r y XATuca vaxhtax
Itae-JaU Dtf fereaceiv
Dear Mis Fairfax: I am 9. and recently
on on of my trips to China fell in love
with a young Ctilnaman about 1 I am
a tiiisakmary, but am. willing to give it
up to marry him. In fact, this will be
neceasa ry Jn order that the marriage will
ba valid. My parents object and say I
mutt either give him op or they wul dis
own me. Kludly advlaa ma through your
valuable column what you would adviaa
tue to do. O. A. POWERS.
I am so often asked for my opinion as
to intermarruMra between tha raoea that
I am glad of this chance to express my
oolf ' very plainly. Where racial differ
ences are not too great, are national
rather than racial as, for Instance, the,
Intermarriage of a. German and French,
or a Dutch and Swedish couple I consider
It prejudiced and narrow-minded to hesi
tate on Intermarriage. Whera tha dif
ferences are temperamental, as" between
southern and northern races, I consider
it ridcy but nut wrong;. ' But whan It
comes to intermarriage between member
of th Caucasian and Mongolian rac
familiea, I haartily disapprove. . I advise
you to glva up this 1 Chinese boy with
whom you are Infatuated. . air him up
because ha Is far too young for you, be
cause your parent object, but primarily
because the fundamental differencea be
tween your viewpoints and training are
as wld as th ocean that lies between
Oriental China' and western America.
Dear Miss Fairfax: M friend of mine
la tired of leading a single life, and as
ahe lives tn a sort of rut and only meets
a certain number of men. who ara all
married, there la no chance of meeting
any at hers.
Hie confided to m that ahe Intended
answering a matrimonial advertisement
and see what It would lead to. Have no
knowledge of that sort of thing, ao am
anxious to prevent her from uoing any
thing fooilsh. ANXlOl'd.
It would ba very foolish for your friend
to answer a matrimonial advertisement.
In alt probability ahe would find herself
Involved with some very objectionable
person. Something pleaaant may always
b lurking "Just around the corner" of
life. Tell her to have a lit tl mora fsith,
a little mora patience, and not to value
herself so lightly as to throw herself
away In th manner aha contemplates.
and seven minutes, an increase of ona
hour and seven minute durbag tha
Venus is still tha brilliant morning star,
attaining its greatest elongation of forty
seven degrees from tha sun on the 6th.
Jupiter Is disappearing from tha evening
sky. It sets at :2 on tha 15th. On the
Mth it is in conjunction with tha sun.
Saturn is In fin osltlon. It comes to
the meridian at 8:35 p. m. on the 15th.
Tha moon also seems to share the sun's
languor, sine It haa but three phases
this month. It Is tn last quarter on tha
6th st 11:11 p. m., new on tha 13th at 10:31
p. m., and in first quarter on tha Zlst at
0:66 p. m. It Is in conjunction with Venus
on tha luth with Mercury and Jupiter on
the 14th and with Saturn on the 23d.
Creighton university, Omaha. .
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