Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 13, 1915, Page 9, Image 9

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Who Pays
Mother's work Is never done.
There In no other work that can com
pare In effort and time with the work a
mother has to do.
And what U the
net result of this
labor? Cltlrcns for
the, state.
Mothers have not
told their time, en
ergy and talent for
money. They have
Si von It.
When a mother
wants to go on a
little Journey buy,
soli, think or ex
press her thoughts
In a business world
she must first
consult her hus
band. '
Tr business of
the world ,ls oper-
Hted on ' business'
principles. 1
You give so much service. I give you a
medium of exchange which wo call
With thK money you purchase that you
Co not produce, but which you need. This
is commerce.
WW make our estimate In dollars of
what a product will bring in the market.
"is he a great pool?"
"Oh, yes, he sells what he writes at
13 rents a Word."
"Is he a great sculptor?"'
'.Certainly he Is. He has a commission
or a JTO,O0t statue."
t'cetry and art'aro appreciated In terms
of, dollars, that represent values to the
minds of men. .
"What Is he worth?" The answer Is In
terms of dollars, never In terms of chil
dren. Nothing is of much Intrinsic value ex
cept that which affects our living.
That which gives us better control of
oiir brain, nerves, muscles, that which
helps us adjust ourselves to life Is of
most worth.
Wc give little thought to doveloplng
such values, because such values are not
reckoned In terms of dollars. '-
We cultivate what sells In the market.
But along with the .production and
transportation and selling Is an exercise
which develops qualities which make for
The teaching of civilization has been
that. If a person wants Independence and
freedom. It Is necessary either to Inherit
money or to develop earning power.
Man learned the lesson first. He had
fewer family cares.
Woman has valued affection and love
more than Independence and freedom.
Nature made It so.
Woman has been slow In learning that
love Is good and necessary, but love Is
not enough.
Woman has a natural desire for free
dom and for Independence. Her hope
and the trend of her jresent life Is to
have these, and keep lovo and affection,
There is a way for her to do this, and
we are approaching it.
Free schools gave to mothers a great I
decree of freedom.
Kroe tuition and then free books were
In the direction of liberty for the mother.
And now there are schools where the
midday lunch Is provUod for the children.
Who provides free schools, free books,
free lunches? The people.
Some of us well remember when the
school tax was paid by the people who
sent the children to school. The poor man
who had six children paid six times as
much as the rich man with one.
The man who owned half th town and
had no children paid no tax at all.
Itut the fact finally came to man that
children are a part of society at large,
and It Is for the well-being of tfie statu
that all children be educated.
And the result was that the state made
free schools possible.
The people arc carrying this thought
logically foiward. Equip the children for
citizenship. Bad citizens are the most
costly extravagance the state can have.
The children are far more dependent
upon and far more influenced by the
mother than by the father.
Women slaves and woman In servitude
or In bonds do not bear noble sons and
noblo daughters.
One step more and the state will make
mothers economically free.
Who pays for the children? Society at
the last.
The entire town Is blessed If the child
ren are great. The entire state suffers If
the children are rogues and criminals.
Would It not be good business to make
mothers economically froo and thereby
receive directly the" civilizing benefits of
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A World Within a World :: trr,r :: By Nell Brinkley f
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Manners Should Be Taught
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Ned! Dear Ned! '
a photo-drama corresponding to the In
stallments of "Runaway June" may now
be- Men at the leading moving picture
theaters.. By arrangement wltn we Mu
tual Kllra Corporation It Is not only po
slble to read "Runaway June" each
week, but also afterward to see moving
pictures Illustrating our story.
Copyright, 1815. by Serial Publication
by Moral s
June, the bride of Ned Warner, im
pulsively leaves her husband on their
iioneymoon because she begins to realize
that ane must be dependent on him tor
money. She desires to be independent.
June 1 pursued by Uilbcrt Blye, . a
wealthy married man. She escapes from
I Is clutches with difficulty. Ned searches
distractedly for June, and, learning of
Blye's designs, vows vengeance on him.
Atler many adventures June Is rescued
Irani river pirates by Durban, an artist.
.She poses as the "Spirit of the Marsh,
M driven out by Mrs. Durban and is kid
naped by Blye and Cunningham. June
escapes. riea sweatshop work and is dis
possessed by her landlady.
In the Grip of Poverty.
Dear Ned waa in a small dim room,
lighted .by one high window, across which
were . June's father aud mother arid hoodlum?
- Why Is it that mothers take so much
trouble to teach their girls good manners
and none to teach their boys any man
ners at all?
Why la a little
girl adjured from
her birth to act
like a lady, while a
boy Is permitted to
duct himself like a
CHAPTER I. (Continued.)
Bill Wolf, at last got his fingers un
n umbed enough to open his pocketknlfe,
and with -this he sawed off his cravat
just Below tke knot. He galloped straight
across the street with a strange, sidelong
motion and entering a saloon, slapped a
quarter on the bar. ,
"Four beers!" he husked with his dusty
tongue. It was not until he had swal
lowed the third one that he took his
nickel of ' change - and telephoned to
llonorla Blye.
A keen-eyed man with bushy eyebrows
came In to see Elizabeth Sawyer as June
Warner sat paUently at the window. He
put his hat on the corner of her desk
and unbuttoned his smooth, neatly fit
ting overcoat.
"Well, Mis. Sawyer, how about It?"
he inquired, putting his hands on his
Mrs. Sawyer had been busy sorting
"I couldn't think of consolidating," she
rail crisply, with a shake of her head.
"Sony." The man had laid folded
locument before her. "All right, you
won't consolidate." And the man's tone
was icgietful. "You're a very fine busl
ncitj woman, Mrs. Sawyer, and I don't
mini admitting that you've made a real
.'ompolttlon In our territory. How does
th's Idea suit you?" He produced another
document and spread it before her..
"I hereby agree to sell, assign and
itanal'or the business conducted under
.ho name of Elizabeth Sawyer to Ed
ard Jones for the sum of ."
Again aha laughed and shook her head.
"You see I left the amount blank," he
"That's the only amount I'd aucept at
present," decided the woman. She passed
her hand for a moment over her c-yts.
"You see. Mr. Jones, I've given so much
to make my business a success."
A tall, good looking man came Into the
room, the man of the picture on the desk.
His. Sawyer's' hand had been pressed
over her eyes. At the entrance of bci
husband she sprang up with an exclama
tion of pleasure, her face glowing, and
turned to him.
The poor little runaway bride flamed
Bobbie and Iris Blethering, and standing
in the corner, with his back to the wall,
was the wide featured Scattt.
Ned Warner confronted Scattl.
"You're the man; I want to see you!"
he declared, his voice trembling with
suppressed fury. "Now; I want some In
formation, and I'm going- to have It!"
Scattl leaned comfortably Into the
"Will jou speak, or won't you?"
"Hold on. Ned!" Bobbie Blethering had 'come
nnuirht I hi. f muscular arm as It waa !
tensely drawn back. "Let me try this fel
low." And . little . Bobble took the lead
with easy assurance.. "Now, see-here,
old man," he said, "you like money, don't
A gleam In the little narrow eyes.
"Now, suppose we start bidding," went
on Bobble, pleased with his progress. He
extracted a long black bocketbook from
somewhere Inside and ' opened It and
flttered the canary and orange clored
bills and the pale green ones.
"Say $50, say 1100, for Just a bit of con
versation," soothingly remarked Bobble
and separated that amount, fluttered it
tantallzlngly before the cleamlng eyes.
Scattl shifted uneasily In his corner.
"For God's saye, man, can't you talk?"
said stern John Moore. "You know where
my daughter it."
Sture, i
tTo lie Continued Tomorrow.)
Advice to Lovelorn
Why are there
"finishing schools"
for girls, where
they are taught the
little nlcotles of
conduct that set
apart the well bred
from the 111 bred,
while a boy is left
to form his own
manners, and be-
a Beau
Brummel, or a
as It hap-
(irla anil Dl erlon.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Kindly advise me
what to do. I am 19 and good looking,
but my parents are very strict. I stay
home every evening, and when there
comes a tune that I am invited out I
have to fight for about a week ahead
or stay home. Altogether I Just feel like
running away. I have the bluvs every
day over my parents In the way they
treat me. II. B.
Don't quarrel with your parents or sulk
about the fancied wrong they are doing
you. They probably want to protect you
from Idle friends and from wasting your
youth and "burning the candle at both
ends." But I think every young person
needs one or two evening of wholesome
diversion every week. If you will be at
home before midnight and will make
sure Uiat you have no friends who merit
your parents disapproval, I am sure you
can oome to a pleasant understanding
with them.
Mafciaa- U
Desr Miss Fairfax: I ans a young man
of V). About two years ago 1 exchanged
rings with a girl of It.
I lost her ring and wish to know
whether I should buy her a new ring
or ank her what it was valued at and
pay her for It.
1 think that I may be Unable to pur
chase such a ring us the one I lost as
It is of a very peculiar fashion
Of courso you must replace the ring
you lost. You might ask the girl to
hoosa ne. instead or offer Jo let htr
kxp yours. Hut do not suggest paying
tier for tile lo.-s
Do we consider that good manners and
social adiiotness are less necessary to
a man than they are to a woman? Do
we hold that women should have .a
monopoly on good manners? Or do we
that good manners come by . na-
ra, as Dogberry thought a knowledge
of - reading ard writing-did? -
Whatever the answer ts to these
queries, there Is no disputing the fact
that the average little girl, of good fam
ily, has fharmtng manners, and the aver
age little boy Is a savage. - When, the lit
tle girl comes into the room when you
are calling on her mother, she drops
you a courtesy and . treats you with
respectful consideration.
But let llMIe bother come Into the
room, and he doesn't notice a visitor- any
more than If she was a piece of furni
ture.. He keeps his hat on his head,, and
cuts across the conversation to ask his
mother whatever he wants to know, and
when you speak to huu. he doesn't even
answer vou.
One of the sights of this city that Is
enough to make any one weep is tho
I horde of boys that you encounter on' the
street (am They are well dreaand, . evi
dently come from respectable famfllen.
but they have the manners of hoodlums.
The rush pell-mell Into a car, seize every
good seat, and sit there while gray
haired women and women with babies
It makes one wonder what sort of
mothers these boys have that they have
not been taught the first element of good
manners, or the first principles of the
art of being a gentleman.
Last summer I stayed all bight ' at a
New England summer resort. At dinner.
at the table next to mine, were eight or
ten young girls and boys, having a Jolly
time together. Presently to this table
cams an elderly woman. All of the
other boys went on with their eating and
laughing, but one lad sprang to his feet
and stood while a waiter drew out tho
old lady's chair and settled her comfort
ably... .
My companions and I looked st each
other with smiles of approbation. "If I
were looking lor a boy to take Into mr
business I'd give that yjuth a chance,"
ssid the man of the party. "I'd Ilk to
know that boy s mother," I said. "If he)
had his pedigree hung around hla neck
and a coat of arms branded on, bis fore
head, you wouldn't know any more what
sort of a family he comes from," said
the other woman.
Now Verv llke'y that lmy -dtdn't' have
any mure IrUr l ) m- n . an-i wa: n t any
klndr-rentod,.rand-.- Jiad' no more rual
worth than the other boys at the table
with, him. but 'lie had better manSors,
and hla good manners had prejudiced
everybody in the whole room In his favor.
Every one of us felt like doing some
thing for him out of sheer gratitude for
his giving us a living Illustration of how
a gentlemanly lad should act.
There la no bigger asset In the worl 1
than good manners. They are a letter
of credit that every one of us honors at
sight. They are the open sesame before
which closed doors fly open. They make
friends for us, and smooth the rough
places. They will corry a man further
than brains or industry, or the whole
category of virtues, and this being true
It pauses all understanding that mothers
do not think It worth while to teach
their boys even the elements of courtesy
and how to conluct themselves toward
other people,
if a mother can do but one thing on
rth for her son, she cun polish up his.
manners. If she can teach him but onn
thing, she can teach him courtety. If she
can give him but on thing, she. can fa
him personal charm of. being well-bred,
and that will make friends .for him. of
everybody he encounters. And If he has
that he doesn't need much else.
Bishop Quintard, In speaking of Se
wanes university in the south, that ha
founded, once said: "We can't turn out
every ' man - who conies to Sewanee ' a
scholar becsuae the good God hasn't
given every man the brain of a student,
but we do turn out every boy that comes
to Sewanee with tho manners of a gen
tleman and that's the next' best thing."
Some mothers do appreciate the neces
sity of teaching their boys good manners
and one of these, whose little ft-year-old
son la a perfect Chesterfield, said this to
another woman who rhapnsodlzed over
the child's manners In a mannerless age:
"Well, we've tried to help Jack make a
gentleman of himself, which Is about the
fluent thing that any man can be. As
soon as he could understand, we began
talking to him a great deal about gentlq
maiihood If I may so express It until
we created an Ideal of knightly conduct
In his mind, and ws keep this standard
unfalteringly before hla eyes.
"We tell him that a gentleman rant
lie, a gentleman can't steal or cheat, a
Copyright, m.".. Star Company.
Everywhere the smoking womau Is ii.
evl'fcnce. She Is a fungus growth on tho
tree of time.
In Biirmah she smokes a cigar as larg
ni her wrist, and
very ngiy Is the pic
ture she makes, al
beit she Is a pretty
woman as a rule.
The people of Ja
pan nnd Java are
! ntiilerslsed, and In
loth countries little
children of six are
seen smoking cigar
ettes. One cannot help
associate the two
things the habit and
the stature.
In America a wife
ar.d mother died last
year leaving a little
child of three weeks. The mother lunged,
to live prayed for life, but blood poison- .
Ing set In, and she died. Mhe mas an. In
tensely nrrvoiis woman and an tnc?ssant
smoker of cigarettes. . ,
When.. raa y came and the extra,
demand was niade upon her vitality she"
n not able to meet the demand.
She was bankrupt In vital force.
A thousand cases ran be cited, nq doubt.
of other young mothers who have died
women who did not smoke. Yet thst
does not prove the cigarette guiltless of
I hr.ving caused tho death of this woman '.
Her nervous type and anaemle condition
made her an easy victim.
A wjman of talent believes It Is her'
great mental endowments which send
her once a yesr to a sanitarium for re-1
But some of her friends sn her nureei
believe live cigarette habit to be the rnal'i
i use. She smokes feverishly egcepl
when In the sanitarium. '
There Is no beauty In the picture of r
r.cnisn with a cigarette between her lp '
There Is no fa'dnstlon In the smell ol'
tobscco about her. ' '
The man who smokes has not the sam
far-reaching Influence on posterity ki'
the woman who smekes. We may helleve'
In one dode of morals for both sexes, but1
we most admit thst the father who
smokes to excess for a year preceding,
the Mrth of his rhlld is not- the ssmi:
menace thst rhtld as the tnhther whe
Indulges the habit during the same period
of time. ' the. expectant mother to go Into a?
nervous collapse, or were she to suffer
gentleman protects the weak and help
less snd Is extra courteous to servants from sny of the disorders produced by
and poor afflicted people, a gentleman nicotine poisoning, -the result . would be
never siiinrs uny one woo is smaller or rar more dlssstrous to the child than If
weaker than himself, a gentleman la very
courteous tu Indies; he takes his hat off
In elevators: he lets them' pas first out
of a room, and so on. i
"I don't know what Jack Is going to do
In the world, or how far he may wander
off tho straight and narrow path, but I
will stake my life that whatever he does
he will do with the manners of a gentle
man." Would that there were other mothers
like this mother.
the father suffered Instead of the mother.
A rhlld depends upon the mother's phys
ical condition for Its sustenance before
it comes Into life.
Therefore, the incresslng number of
women who smoke seem to menace pos
terity. .
It is to be hoped the habit will pss
sway,-as other bad fashions have passed.
It Is not pretty. It Is not "smart." It Is
not wholesome, It Is net sttrsctlve.
In time It must go.
Not Sold By Weight
When you buy Shredded Wheat you are paying something
for the patented process by which the whole wheat is
made digestible in the human stomach. We are not selling
raw wheat. It is what-you digest, not what you eat, that
builds muscle, bone and brain.
Ihredded Wlheai!:
is the whole wheat made digestible by steam-cooking,
shredding and baking. The filmy, porous shreds are quickly
permeated by the digestive juices, enabling the body to take
up every particle of nutriment stored in the whole wheat
grain. Don't be misled by net weight regulations or com
parisons of raw, indigestible foods with Shredded Wheat
Two Shredded Wheat Biscuits heated in the oven to reitore critpnea, terred
with hot milk or cream, make a complete, nourihiny,'tatiifying meal at a total
cost of five or six cents. Also delicious with fruits. TR1SCU1T is the Shredded
Wheat Wafer, eaten as a toast with butter or soft cheese, or as a substitute for
white flour bread or crackers.
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