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HIE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1915.
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in Child Culture
By DOROTHY DIX.
Th lttest exponent of the new high
pressure, rapid-action method of child
culture, which Is seared up to such speed
that it entirely eliminates babyhood and
childhood and In
twelve short years
turns a mewling In
fant Into a. human
e n c y c 1 oped I a, has
propounded ten com
mothers. Two of
"Trou . shalt not
mjt 'Don't unto they
, " Remember never
to say "Thou Must. "
Probably the lady's
recipe for raisins; up
young pendants is
i-orrcct. Probably, If
yeu start with a babe
in the cradle and de
vote your time to
stuffing it full to
.burelinjr of polysyllables and facts at 4 j
time when other children are still lisp- I
Ing and looking for the man In the moon,
instead of discoursing about the proba
bilities of there being canals on Mars.
Personally I am an unrrgenerate cave
women" when' It comes to babies. I adore
tliem when they are pink and soft and
caddy, and I. think a 6-year-old who
iiasn't jot a single piece of Information
ironcealed about his person is the most
entertaining human being on earth, and
if I had a baby that I .couldn't rock to
sleep, or who didn't . believe in Fanta
Onus, or who didn't talk baby talk, I
thould feel that I had been cheated out
of the very best thing that life can give
lo a woman.
None of your little Solomons In the
cradle for mine. And I ahould have a
clear conscience about letting my baby
be a baby, and my child be a little un
taught child through all that beautiful
town of life,' because I was brought up
on a race horse farm, and I know what
happens to the 2-year-olds that are raced
too early. Also I have seen so many
marvellously ". precocious children- who
turned Into commonplace dull men and
However, these .ba heterodox views, and
I 'am not going to argue them with any
expert child culturtet. but what I do
want to call attention to aro- these two
;-6mmftnarnenta to mothers: - ; ( 2.1 -
i jliou ahalt not say 'don't' unto, they
"RerhemW -never ta say thou -must '
Wot y "don't" to a child. Notsay
thou must" to a child, when one-half
of life Is 'don't to us, and the other half
Is "thou must." '
Why. that's the trouble with the world
today.- .Mfcn and women have not had it
ground luto their consciousness since their
earliest childhood that their Inclination
and desires must not govern their ac
tions, and that they ar certain things
that they must not do. and' other thing
that they must da simply because one Is
right and the other is wrong".
There Is not a man In the penitentiary,
there Is not a girl on the street," who are
not there because their mothers failed to
say to them often enough and lmpres
lvely enough, "Don't do that" and you
"Must do thlr other." It Is the mothers i
w.io have said "don't" and "must" to!
their children, and enforced them with a
strong- hand, who have raised up the men
bii'3 women who have done the big things
lii, the wnfld. and 'who keep law and
ordi-r in It, -
You don't train the prlseflghter who Is
going Into the rlntf to .battle for the
i harnrluriHl'lp on lollypops, or by en
couraging him to sit-around on silk cush
ions, and tilling: him that his opponent
win be dead easy and ho won't have to
exext hlniself much to win the purse. On
tbe contrary, you harden his muscles by
eyery known method, and impress every
ounce of -strength that's In him into his
punch, or else he'll be beaten to pieces.
Kxactly the same method applies to
children. We foredoom them to failure,
if we do not strengthen their moral
muscles, ' and if we bring them up to
believe that they can do whatever they
tieaire, and leave undone the things that
rfo lie! appeal to their tastes. And that
is exactly what we would do If we failed
to say -"don't" to them, or "must" to
I never hear a mother lying to a child
ruout taking a dose of medicine, and tell
ing him that It Isn't bitter when she
knom It is. without feeling that she is a !
criminal. She is weakening the child by
lust that much. She should say, "Cer
tainly tlie medicine Is bitter, but you've
got to take It. All your life-long you will
have to take bitter medicine, and If you
make a man worth while, you've got to
larn to take your medicine, however blt
tr without making faoea."
' Who are th men who are the drunk
ards, the rogues, the gamblers, the
spendthrifts, the ne'er-do-wells T
' Without exception they are the men
who were not taught the don'ts of life at
tholr mother's knee, and who did not
have enough moral fibre Inbred In them
to make them able to resist temptation.
Who are the men who are failures In
the world, the men who flit from occupa
tion to occupation, and office to office,
icauae ' when the thing they have un
dertaken to do loses Its novelty, and set
tl.: down to the hard, steady pull of
every -day tell, they have not the grit
and endurance to go on with It? It la
those nien who have never been taught
in their childhood "musts' of life.
Who are the women who go running)
hrnne to mother and the divorce court the
minute the romance vanishes from mat
rlmo'iy, and they find out that it meant
telf-denial, and self-sacrifice, and work,
and worry, and patience. Instead of just
teing a billing aad cool nr. and flattery?
It la the woman whoa mothers haven't
aid "don't to them and "must" to them,
hu hate never been taught that duty
coeiie txfore Inclination.
v'TJjn't". and ."must," these words are
l'rd fsr too seldom on mothers' li.. ' If
voii eboIUh them altogether we shall re
vert to saverv, for all civilization is built
uihjb "di-n'ts" and "musts "
French Lick Spring Girl
Society folk who Journey 'to French
Lick Springs to take the waters are usu
ally, .accompanied by several . pieces of
baggage the contents ef which In the
course of tin-e are unpacked and aired, on
occasions of morning, afternoon or even
ing; affairs of a more or less social na
t,,r. - . - '
For example, an extremely charming
frock appeared the other afternoon, worn
by an extremely tall, good-looking young!
woman hailing from New Tork. .
About the hips the material was ad
Justed In a series of very fine tucks to
give a flat line thereabouts aad to pro
vide the flaring tendency to the hem.
About the latter there was placed a four
Inch', band of dark blue velvet - ribbon.
Read it Here See
By speclsl arrangements for this pane
a photo-drama corresponding to the in
stallments of "Runaway Jane" may now
be seen at the leading moving picture
theatera. By arrangement with th Mu
tual Film Corporation It is not only pos
sible to read "Runaway June" eaolt
week, but also afterward to see moving
pictures Illustrating our story.
Copyright. U16. by Serial Publicattii
June, th bride of Ned Waraer. Im
pulsively leaves her husband en their
honeymoon because ah begins to realise
that aha must be dependent oa hlra for
money. She deaire to be independent
June Is pursued by Gilbert HI ye, a
wealthy married man. She escapes from
his clutches with difficulty. Ned searches
distractedly for June, and, learning ef
Hive's designs, vows vengeance on film.
After many adventures June la rescued
from liver pirates by Durban, an artist.
She poses as ths "Spirit of th Marsh,"
is driven out by Mrs. Durban and Is kid
naped by Blye and Cunningham. June
escapes, tries sweatshop work and Is dls-
Sossesned by her landlady. Blye finds
une In her tenement home aad drive
"At last. My Lot)!"
They all had to repeat it again and
again before they could reach his daxed
Intelligence. He had seen but two objects
in all this huge room, crowded with Its
moving picture machines. Its properties,
its scenery, Its banks of strange lights,
snd those two objects had been his
runaway bride and Gilbert Blye.
June! She stood now supported by her
father and mother, her large, lustrous
eyes turned apptallngly on Ned, waiting
the moment when she dared approach
"Don't you understand, Ned 7" aha fran
tically cried. "Won't you understand? It's
a motion picture play!" -
Slowly he turned his glassy eye In her
direction. He comprehended at last, but
there waa no softening In his face, for
there atill stood the dark, handsome Gil
bert Blys. Ned mad a sudden lunge for
his enemy,' but Officer Dowd, watching
him narrowly, atopped him.
"Tou have been with that man ever
sine you left me!" savagely charged
Ned, turning suddenly toward the trem
bling June and shaking hi finger at her.
In th studio above a scor of Indignant
eyes turned on Ned Warner and there
was a loud chorus ef protest as he
pointed accusingly at his unhappy run
away bride. ...
"What do you mean?" demanded th
cold stem voloe of Gilbert Blye, and he
advanced, his black eyes glowing. "This
girl has done no wrong!"
They all talked at one, and they all
talked indignantly at Ned Warnsr
Tommy Thomas, the ahlte mustached
Orln Cunningham, the round headed Ed-
wards. Marie. Officer Dowd. Bubble and
whoso rich cerulean hue was In marked
contrast with the dainty, whit silk hos
iery of l he wearer.
The- blouse of this fetching frock
showed the upper part made entirely of
whit c,hlffon cloth and crossed over the
shoulders by hand of th velvet rtbboa.
which wore connected to th lower sec
tion of the bodice, mad as the striped
silk. Th sleeves of chiffon were short
and finished with a soft CrtU, and the V
neck likewise showed this soft, becoming
With this gown waa worn a hat of
gray totfal, faced wtth dark Mu satin
and something of a sailor shape, though
differing from th early models of that
It at the Movies.
Iris Blethering and all th camera men
and member ef th Blye Stock company.
According to them June Warner was th
weeteet and best little wife any man
dared wish far end kf Ned Warner chose
to criticise her In any way he weald
have to answer to every person heps. In
cluding; fat old black Aunt Dabby, who
breasted straight up to him, waddling
' her voluminous self defiantly from aid
Looky hyah. you. Mr. Ned!" she
flared, and Bouncer, who had been rush
ing around the separaed bride and groom,
stopped t bark ferociously up at Ned.
"Alln't that Mane been with ouh honey
ever sine she don com an' got her
clothes? Ain't you got any gumption?
Why. looky hyah. If you say a word
about our Miss Junte I'll Jest about
Stern John Moor opened bis arms.
"My daughter." he said, "com bora."
Mother and daughter wept la each oth
"Ned!" It was a pathetic uttl figure
which turned appealingly to scowling
young man. Her big eyes were full of
tears. "It was all a mistake, dear!"
- She choked back her tears, and there
was a tens silence, in which Ned
Warner stood with cold eyes and folded
"Oh. Ned, can't I make you see and
understand?" And there was a piteous
wlstfulness about her. "We were all
sappy on that flay or our wedding, so
happy as we started on oar honeymoon
trip! And when we stood alone in the
Pullman drawing room, surrounded by
our whit-robblned luggage, there seemed
to bo no cloud In our sky!"
"Then why did you leave me?" Ned
Warner's vole was harsh.
"It waa th money I'' Her Up trembled.
"Don't you remember when I missed my
purse? The porter earn la Just than,
and you gave him' dollar. When be
went ut you gave ma $, and In Juat
the same generous way you gtv It to
th negro. Tb difference was $3."
They were all atartled by the force ef
th eamparisoB. Only Gilbert Blye smiled,
and th smile did not escape Nsd.
"Do you re room bar I cried and yu put
my naed en your shoulder? Ton thought
I waa tired, but I cried from humiliation.
I felt Ilka a beggar. I realised that for
th rest of my llf I would have to accept
gifts of money from you. Then I dreamed
about It. I dreamed that I was a ltou
little beggar, always holding out sny
palm for alma: that I was receiving pay
for helng your wl'e. Just as mother paid
Aunt Debby and Maria." Both Aunt
eliby and Maria sniffed sympathetically.
ti Cuntluued lumoriuw.)
The Man and the Tiger &
Look at These Skeleton and Bee How Like They Are
The anatomical likenoss
Bonnier. The two illustrations
By GARRETT P. 8EUY I8S.
If you put the skeleton of a man and
th skeleton of a tiger side by side, and
bring the former down upon all fours, aa
Prof. Bonnier has done In his book on
"The Descent of Man," you get a start
ling visual argument In favor of the evo
lutionary theory of man's orlain from
lor forma of life.
Tiger snd man are both vertebrates, er
back-boned animals. To the expert eye
of ths anatomist many Important varia
tions between them are visible, st a
glance, but to the ordinary observer, look
ing hastily, th likeness seems to far ex
ceed the difference.
Tb general plan Is the same. ' Back
bone, linking the whole system of .bones
together, like the keel of a ship; neck.
sustaining the head; skull, enclosing the
brain; four limbs, for locomotion and
manipulation; a cage of rib-benes, to pro
tect th lungs and other vital organs
all these things are common, not only to
the tiger and the man. but to many other
forms of vetebrata animals. The tlkeneas
goes still further, and Includes many phy
siological functions, when we compare the
various vertebrates that fall under the
classification of mammals, or animals
which nourish their young with their own
milk. This Includes all warm-blooded
quadrupeds; an astonishing circumstance
In showing how vast la the circle of
When nature got ready to produce man
sh evidently had all the necessary
anatomical and physic iloglcaV plana, ma
terials, and mechanisms . handy. In her
workshop. She had no fundamental ex
periment to try.- Legs, arms, lungs,
head, vertebrae, ribs muscles, eyes,
ear. swtvel-Jolnts, sockets, fingers, toe,
stomachs and nerve, had all been tested
and Btanardtsed, and ' sh had only ' t
mak certain adjustments and varia
tions In order to produce an Improvement
on bar saonkey aad aneei-whtob ehe-had
already started off on that particular
road ef evolution which man waa to
render s glorious. It really look as
though man was the result of a sudden.
Natvr had been working; millions ef
year with a very wonderful material,
nervous tissue, which possessed prop
erties which, on could almost Imagine,
surprised natur herself.
6h dealt with It sometimes in a gin
gerly way. as If ah war distrustful ot
It When sh began to collect It In bat
teriea. so to speak, It showed marvellous
powers, gh hardly seamed to bav known
what to do wtth It at first. One she
put a nerve-battery In the middle of th
long backbone ot the huge, lumbering
monster called Stegosaurus, but left him
with his head poorly furnished. It Iwaa
no place for a brain, as she quickly dis
covered. Then she put It where It be
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between man and the ticrr a
here given are intended, in a measure, to prove his theory.
longed in the skull of a four-limbed
dlmbmg cmaturo, whose rapid advance
convinced her ef the value of wits to an
animal. The hint waa out. Henceforth
man wa In the air of Invention. II waa
sure te arrive.
If w loo back at tb skeleton of th
tiger and trio man, w see Just on vast
and manifest difference between them,
and that ! found In th head or skull.
Th comparison la amailng. Low brutal
ity sneak from on of those bony cages,
snd high intelligence from th other. Tet
the skeletal bones of th two creatures,
excepting th skull, are so like la appear
ance and In th functions they have to
perform that. If you cut off th head and
tall, you might think that It waa Hob
son's choice as to which waa th better
Th humsn characteristic are Im
printed on the man' skeleton, but on
can see that they era th result of habit
aad adjustment Th man has learned, er
been Impelled, to walk erect, and hla
backbone has In consequence acquired;
Advice to Lovelorn
Dear Miss Fstrfaxi X am In love with
a young lady IT year of age. Although
I love ber very much, I am afraid to
stand talking with her, because my com
panlona tease me about her. In which
they call her all sort of names. hMl I
give her up? IN DOUBT.
If you will let your companions make
tun of her, and tea you, you must gtv
her up by all meana. Tour attitude proves
you havaa't th courage t defend her.
That Depends F1nce.
Dear Miss Fairfax) I am a young man,
9 year of age, In lov with a girl two
yeara younger then I am. I have pro
posed to her, and she ba accepted me.
Our parents agree to th match. Would
It be all right for ua to get married?
X. T. .
If yeu are financially able to keep a
wife, and th girl aad her parents are
w illing, . there Is no reason why you
should not marry thai I can see. .
Doal Olv Hla Up.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am IS and have
been going out with a young man sla
months my senior. He has had a great
habit of drinking. I have apoken to him
and ha gave it up. A week age a friend
of hie, mother of a family, lav a beer
party, which ha attended after he left
ma Now I am disgusted with him. I
have been going with hlin for four years,
and would hat to give him up, but I
have given him th on ehanos, aad he
has consumed that chance. U I
Don't b so stern and unforgiving wtth
a boy of It who love you and I prob
When Johnny goes to ScEoSl
Trouble takes a fresh grip on the household and :
worry brings more wrinkles to mother's brow.
The problem of getting the youngsters off to
school is simple and easy if the mother knows
the whole wheat cereal that is ready-cooked
and ready-to-serve. One or more Biscuits, heated
in the oven to restore crispness and served
with hot milk, make a delicious, nourishing
meal to play on, to study on, to grow on, arid
builds robust, sturdy boys
remarkable eomnarifu-m hr Prof.
different curvature than that ot the
tlger'a Many of bis other bones and
Jointings have been varied to suit his
special need, but no logical wind ran
escape the conclusion that hla anatomical
structure was contrived for other animals
long before he appeared, and that when
he came he Ind to take up with the
general plan t. 't already existed for all
vertebra tea, which Is ' simply modified
and worked over to give him a better
Th only thing that underwent a
sepa rat and altoget!ter novel develop
ment was, anatomically, the .skull, and,
phyaotoglcally, th brain The . whole
central Idea of man as distinguished
from the lower animals Is there. A
question of overpowering and universal
Interest remalna: Whan the gift of an
almost infinitely superior brain was bo
stowed upon th human apeelee, did an
other and Incomparably greater gift ae.
company It. vis; aa Independent spirit
temporarily Inhabiting this superior body,
but not subject to Its mortality?
ably trying to eradicate his fault. If
his drinking means drunkenness. It would
be unwise te marry him. But If It means
no mora than toollah eotf-iadulgence and
yeu put him out of your llf without
being patient and trying to help him
overcome th sad habit, you may drive
hint to th coasolatioa of th weakllng
mora drink t Be patient Don't marry
him. until he Is master ef himself.
UaagTa with Theaa.
Dear -Mis Fairfax: Am tl, but have
never ever eome th tendency to blush
ing and bashful neae, particularly In re
gard to tb girls. My friends reem to
enjoy making this a point of attack.
What can I do? H. M
Tell your friends you know you are
bashful, and laugh with them. It noth
ing to be ashamed 'ef. Tou will find
yourself cured after a time. If. you meet
many girl on a plane of . good com
radeship you wilt seen get aver blushing.
Da't Do It.
Dear Mis Fairfax: Would M be proper
to giv a man th first present? He was
far away when my birthday was, and
did not give me anything. He never men
tioned anything about it, although he
knew I bad a birthday. AJUICB.
The custom of giving promiscuous pre.
nts on every occasion la foolish, ex
travagant and ahould b dtsootiraged.
Bend him a birthday card, or a not of
Two Shreddetl Wbsskt Biscuits, hti..c . . tae; oven
to restoro crupnoss, serred with hot milk or cretin
make a complete, nourishing:, talisf jrin metJ at a
total cost of fivo or six cents. Also delicious with
fruit. TRISCUIT is the Shrodddd Wheat Wafer,
eaten as a toast with butter or soft cheese, or as a
substitute for white flour bread or crackers, -
Made only by
The Shredded Wheat Company,
Niagara Falls, N. Y.
Men and Women on
Same Moral Plane
By KM. A wnRFXEB VHLMtX.
Copvrlght. ll Star Company.
The oM, old anewton I present. Just
whet is a man's .duty toward the girl
who hea failed t keep his We of her
: en Its pedestal. Here Is the situation
I on ef many. also.
Th man and the
girl both leld4
to th re, I of the
snes. The girl
' failed to keep her
the men failed to
j keep his res put
for her; the man
! has deserted her;
he thinks she is no
longer his Meal;
that she dee not
represent the wo
man he wish to
become the mother
ef his children. -Just
the man do under -
unh circumstance is the question pro
pounded. The girl still loves him. This
la a Urge question snd Involve very
msny other questions. If motherhood
stares this girl In the face, there la hut
en Just thing fer the man to do. He
must protect his unborn child aad glv
tt the right to hear his nme. even If h
leaves th unloved mother at th church
Although he may belters that th
woman is ae much In fault as ha for th
deplorable condition In which sh find
herself. If he hss a spark of manhood In
hla heart he mrisx realise that en her
fall the . greater penalty. He must
realise how desperate I th situation in
th eyes of the world of aa unwodded
mother. The child born under auch cir
cumstances I el way branded.
Iet him. at least, be man enough to
glv the unfortunate woman the protec
tion which lie In the aimpl prefix of
"Mm" to ber nam; and let bmt five
his child the small yet large benefit of
knowing that the mother did wear this
prefix at the time of It birth, even
though , he never -sees mother or child
Th modem girl Is seMem s Innocent
In mind and thought that she falls from
her pedestal ' through tgnoranos. "Our
dally papers. Our moving picture shows,
bur police court report, our conversation
In the home, all are of a nature to In
form th growing yeang mind on th sub
ject of sex relations. ' Men know thli and
they accordingly beltev that the girt who
falls Is awtis of what sh Is doteg. But
th mere knowledge of the relations
doe not protect a girl from danger. ' H
I only when her mother er wise guar
dians hav taken her tat their confi
dence snd made her understand thi
saerednees ot the body, the sarredncs
of demonstrations of affection and t'i
holiness which Is attached to wifehood
and motherhooJ that the girl hi abso
lutely protected from those temptation
which come within and from without.
Men have been taught since the begin
ning of history that all kind of Im
purities af conduct ran be indulged l
by them- without unfitting men to be
worthy huaband and fathers. They have
been taught at th m time that a
woman must go spotless to her husband
In order to be worthy ot occupying the
position of his wife and th mother of
hla children. .
A greet change . ha com 'over the
thinking world on these subject in th
last scor of year.;' Imrai aad dlaeo
Jute men tfr not a popular with women
as they one were; aad ttv girl who has
mad a mis -stop m given a better aaao
for reformatio aad reloetateaieTSt so
cially than ever before. Many-roe) have
married gtrla wheea descent from the
pedestal ef vtrtu they have paused, and
found them worthy wtve aad mothers
oar afterward.. '
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