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THE BEE: OMAHA, Finn AY, .1UNE IS, 9V
.Ih e. B.e es Mom e Ma
MR. ELBERT HUBBARD,
prior to Ms departur. for Eu
rope on Cbe LusitanU, prepared
aerie of artioU. for The
Beo to be naed In hla abwemce.
These artktea win appear from
day to d)', added intesewt mo
doubt attafftlan to tbem owing
to Mr. Hubbard's trafle death.
Republished by Special Arrangement with Harper's Bazar
Jewels of a Princess of 5,000 Years Ago
The Wonderful Hud Malr in a Hidden Tart of the, Brick Pyramid of Sonuort II. in the Midst of
Royal Tomb That Wrrr Ranwknd Ions; Ago for JtiM Much Trratures.
rfi- M t
By ELBERT HUBBARD.
The most beautiful world In our
Tangruage Is "homo."'
Also,- the home should always be a
Without the home there would be no
The mother la
the center- of the
In the primitive
home the mother
P ro v t d e d food,
shelter and cloth
ing foi her family.
" From the liome
industries all of
In a primitive
home the mother
also performed the
function of church,
school and govern
ment. t-he ' made lawa
enlch governed her
children. She was their teacher of manual
training, of world wimdoa, ethics and
Among men might ai right.
But the. mother had a finer aense of
justice, awakened through her love for
her babe. She defended the weak against
When money was made a medium of
exchange and barter ceased, the buslnesa
vorld had a new dignity. But a great
loss occurred which -was not noticed. The
mother's wisdom, derived from her ex
perience in her administration In busi
ness, government and teaching, was not
utilized in business.
The mother was at home. Businesa was
So"wnto"wn" and operated by men. .
,.Mcn In the business world receive
uoney, for their labor from the produc
tion of Wealth.
Money is the counter of power.
,Money-ives a degree of freedom.
' People WHo serve and receive- compen
altob'f6r . It are . comparatively Inde
pendent. Tnay'-tfomij. and go. make
lecisions, purchase,, refuse to p'irchaafe,
buy, sell. ;'
We pay the. president of the United
States $75,000 a year that he may be In
i,i pendent, and 'have freedom of action.
A clergyman, whose work Is to teach
us a finer sinse of lustlce than govern
ment can. would have no clala- upon our
respect were' he pauper.
The teacher to whom we send our
i hildren for on'e-half their waking hours
could 'not be respects by the children
were she dependent upon the mood, good
will and general kindness of the rarents
cf the children whom the teaches.
Everybody feels the advantage of hav
ing this medium of exchange called
money, which gives a large degree of
"People who are choosing occupations
usually favor that which will bring the
The modem human being wants money;
money In his pocket, money tn bis hand,
money In the bank, money to give him
independence, money that be may have
exercise for bis will and brain. And all
people who labor in the great work of
civilization receive money.
All except mothers.
People have been greatly exercised be
cause the birth rate tn some localities
has not equaled t he death rate. And
there Is a reason, although the' business
world has not yet taken cognizance of It.
For the last twenty-five years women
have been allowed In the business world
and have become a factor there.
Today women may choose their Ufa
work with almost as much freedom aa
men. And because wives and mothers
are shut out from economic Independ
ence young women are choosing thetf
life work carefully.
As society Is now organized a woman
loses her economic Independence when
she gives her services for twenty-five or
thirty years to the bearing and care of
ulUsens for the state.
If the father of her children is a good
earner, if he Is generously inclined. If he
is unusually wise and sees how Important
is, his wife's business. If mlrfortune does
not . overtake . him, then Jiis wife may
hav sufficient means to develop and
Vt'v. to the state a family and live hap
pily while doing It And rt fortune still
smiles, the ten, twenty or thirty years of
Jif which are hers, after her children
are grown, may be useful and happy.
But these lfs make so tremendous a
load of conditions that thinking women
pause and think carefully before they
The conditions in the, homes of the
poor should determine for us whether
mothers should be as sure of means with
..which to do their work as teachers,
preachers and other state, municipal or
If we consider the business of . the
world as a unit, it would cost no more to
give wages to mothers than it costs us
now to maintain the "Job lot" that the
state has to care for.
And then we might be able to eliminate
the army of the unemployable, now
ranged on park benches. In bread lines,
penitentiaries, hospitals. Insane asylums,
houses ef correction, bouses for the Im
beciles, or blind.
Would not a mother have greater In
centive for mental activity? Would not
even an average mother carry responsi
bility as did the Roman women who
were conscious that they were the great
est benefactors of the state?
Would not the home be a more bnuti.
fu! place if mothers bad the power and
' Li iculus .which meji have, of wages for
This frock is adaptable for navy blue serge,
as in the original model, for taffeta and for
pique. The vestee Is embroidered in white silk
braid and outlined with it, a similar effect being
repeated oh the cuffs. In pique the piping is
carried out Jn dark blue broadcloth. The mod
est little collar Is of organdie.
That the princess lines are not only immi
nent, but here, is demonstrated by this frock of
lemon-colored cloth and gauze worn by a leader
of fashion at Nice. A curious fancy Is shown
in the deep cuffs of the cloth caught by black
velvet bows. The picture hat of crepe faced in
black velvet la wreathed In peach-colored roses.
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A Groat Neck-toco of Lotis? Prop-Beads, with the Finest Scarab Known, Chit Out of Lapis Lazuli
By GARRETT P. SKUV1SS.
Read It Here See It at the Movies
(Copyright, U16, Btar Company.)
BweeUer and Freddie were in the front
parlor. Mrs. Baxter awept in upon them
with an important air of mystery.
'Got the real thing ,this time, have
your' asked ftweetser.
"Tou just bet I have," said Mrs. Baxter.
"When you've seen her all I'll have to
do will be to name the sum; just step
upstairs. Billy, and you. too, Freddie, If
you'd like to have a peep at the real
"Usual place?" asked Sweetxer.
"Yep. But go quiet. Ehe's got ears
like a lynx, - and ahe can see plum
through paint and canvas."
The men followed Mrs. Baxter on tip
toe. But she made plenty of noise; step
ping heavily and singing as ahe went,
thus disguising whatever sounds might
have been inadvertently made ly the
Just before they came to the Uoor of
Mrs. Baxter's office Kweetaer and
Freddie- ducked off Into what appeared
to be a dark closet and pulled tho door
to after them; while Mrs. Baxter, with
a great bustling, noisy cheerfulness re
"Tou're looking at my pictures, aren't
you, dear?" she said. "I love beauty, I
love nature. Now that girt with her
hands to her hair, ain't she Just too cute
and graceful for anything?"
Mrs. Baxter's taste in pictures ran to
Roman ladles (who had never been nearer
Rome than a Broadway photographer)
with plenty of bare arms and shoulders
and somewhat skimpy - togas. Soma of
them were really attractive looking and
fad nosed gracefully. One had her hands
to her hair. Another looked cheerfully
across her snowy shouldor. A third 'bal
anced a classic jug upon a saucy, bowery
head. A fourth had caught her draperies
with one hsnd just in the nick . it time.
Pome were in dancing attitudes. One
danced madly in a grove of trees, and
bad bunches of grapes in her hands and
In moving from one picture to another
Celestla unconsciously assumed many
lovely attitudes herself. Once she lifted
her hands to her hair; several times she
smiled back at girls who appeared to be
smiling at her. And at last ebe stood
with her hands loosely caught behind her
and looked up at the masterpiece of
Mrs. Baxter's collection.
This was no photograph, but a genuine
611 painting. And when I say ttiat I
don't meaa to lasult It.
. As art It wasn't bad at all. Some yooag
fellow with a genuine talent kad made
It. II he bad saeceeded la n-nr.,- m
name for him If the picture would have
been worth a good oeai of money; but.
aa Mrs. Baxter explained, "poor AlUeoa
had drank and deped hhnset fto death.
And I took this over," she said. "In lieu
of money that h owed me. It's oalled
The Fanock Otri "
The Ieacouk GirT eat as aletli-ateiy
and prettily made as aa appls bjownonu
And she wax as sweet and rosy, and not
a bit proud ef having no clmliej uu lile
the girls In the other picture, or brocen
or ashamed. She strolled straight to
ward you. And In front of her and at
both sides and behind her all the way to
the rim of the world were peacocks with
their tails spread. The coloring was gor
geous and the eyes In the peacock.' talis
were like thousands of bright jewels.
But the eyes of the peacock girl were
so frank and sweet, that after a glance
at the rest of the composition Cdestla
could look at nothing else.
Not so Mra Baxter, standing behind
CelesUa and a little to one aide. She
looked steadily at two of the eyes In
the tall of the leading peacock. In those
two eyes she read rapturous approval.
Ko she held up one finger, and then with
the same finger traced three circles In
At that the eyes In. the peacock's tail
tried to look obdurate and strong. Mrs.
Baxter shrugged her shoulders. Then
the eyes winked slowly three times, and
Mra Baxter, forgetful ef everything but
her triumph, laughed aloud.
IVlestla turned to her wtlh Inquiring
eyes. She did not know that she had
just been sold for tl.000 by some one who
did not own her to some one whom she
had never seen.
"You njunt be tired standing, dearie,"
said. Mrs. Baxter, "and hungry and
thirsty, too. What'll you drink-a glass
Water, please. "
"That's nicer, water with a dash of
orange Juice. You wait here and I'll see
to It myself."
Once more Mrs, Baxter hurried down
stirs. Once more she found BweeUer and
Freddie In the front parlor.
'I'll send for her In an hour." Bald
Sweetser; "see that she's ready."
"You mean asleep?"
"I mean more. Put her Into something
less audible than that flim-flam white
thing she's got on."
"She's going to have a glass of water
with a little orange Juice In it and a llt
tle dash of something else. I guess she'll
be all ready when you send. It's early,
though. How'll you get her out of the
house f '
uauai, sua weeter, "In a big
"There's one thing more."
Eye met eye And after a tittle Sweet
er eyes leu and he drew from his
Inside pocket an er.ormoas roll of dirty
bills of lane denominations. Ten bills of
a hundred dollars each passed very slowly
jm wiui mucn inuraD-llcking from htm
to Mra Baxter.
Freddie all this while had not spoken.
Now he six ke.
"What did I do ft forT" he said. -I
done It for a dollar."
"Give hlrn the dollar." said Vra. Baa-
"Olve it to him yourself." said Bweetser
Mra Baited laoghed, tarned bar back
wen both, raced
o gave rreooie his dollar. Freddie
aid: "lf tainted sjomethtisr awfuL
and shoved It into his pocket.
Had Mra. Baxter no companctfcisi what
ever? Yea But ahe was only doing- aa
she had onre been done by. She htid to
live, or shr. felt that she bad to; and
she cad hardened hr heart to mercy end
"If-euinflr,. &U11,. he. harKfa- shook a
Us uu:-Mi lilt orangeade and the sand
wiches up to Celestla, and her voice
shook aa she said:
"There, dearie, eat drink and be
Celeetia ate hungrily and drank thirst
ily. And presently she said that she felt
sleepy and could hardly keep ber eyes
"It ain't anywhere near bedtime," said
Mra Baxter. "Tou jtast curl up on my
sofa and take forty winks."
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
Brldoni lias the ancient world rlaen
from Its graves to astonish remote pos
terity as it is doing todsy, and especially
In Kgypt, which has been so long the
favorite ground for archaeological ex
plorers that one might have thought It
had no secrets left to be uncovered.
The latest- find of th British School ef
Archaeology in Egypt is, in some respects,
one of the most Interesting and Important
ever medn. The work was done at the
brlok pyramid of Senusert II. about sixty
miles south of Cairo. The royal tombs In
this pyramid were all ransacked for
burled treasure long ago, but the direc
tor -of .the excavations. Prof. Flinders
Petrlo, persevered in the search until he
was rewarded by extraordinary discov
eries, some of the most Interesting of
which are shown in the photographs here
In the course of the excavations five
plundered tombs, cut in the rock, were
examined, from two of Which aven the
coffins had been removed. Not an article
of any value had been left In any of the
sarcophagi. But from one of the tombs
a set of granite steps was found -defending
to a depth of twenty-eight feet
At thebottom of this pit there was an
other sarcophagus, whose massive gran
ite lid had been laboriously broken open
at one end, leaving a passage through
which a boy could crawl, and thus all
the contents had been removed. Including
the mummy and any valuables that had
been burled with it. The robbers. In
Prof. Petrle'a opinion, must have spent
days In their work of plundering, and
yet they had missed the hiding place of
the real treasures. This Prof. Petrte wss
fortunate enough to discover.
It was a recess In the rock, close be
side the sarcophagus. The tearing away
pf the neighboring walls, together with
the efforts of the weather after the pit
was opened, had led to the breaking open
of the recess, but although its Jewels had
been washed out and buried in mud and
other debris, no one had notloed them
HV'.- -i!.''.1i - r
A ITend of Hathor Inlaid with
Gold with Mirror Above
until Prof. Petrle'a workmen came upon
"How such a treasure," exclaims Prof.
Petrle, "could possibly have escaped the
notice of men who were seelously search.
Ing for It Is one of the mysteries of the
The treasures evidently belonged to
woman, and are believed to have been
tho property of a prlnoees In the family
ef Senusert II, probably hla wife. They
are believed to have been placed in hid
ing about MOO yeera ago!
The most remarkable object la a golden
crown, of peculiar pattern, consisting of
a broad circular band, ornamented with
rosettes, and the Jewelled head of a
cobra, and furnished with a double
plume and three double streamers of
gold, stiff enough to stand uptight snd
support the weight of the crown. The
latter Is very large In circumference, be
ing made to wear over the wings which
were then In fashion.
Then there are large collars of gold
cowrie shells and gold Hon s heads, and
necklaces and pectorals, or breast orna
ments, equally costly In material, and of
exquisite workmanship. Armlets of gold,
headed with turquoise and carmeltan;
raaors with gold handles; jars of obsllian
with gold mountings around the brim,
the lids and the banes, and" the most
splendid scarab ever discovered, cut out
of the richest lapis lasull such are some
of the principal treaaurea of this princess
of ancient Egypt.
There were also found other art Ids
of unique interest; for inatanos the first
stone lampa containing wicks. Which
prove that Ihey really were lamps. They
are cut out of limestone, with pierced
disks of' pottery in the central cup.
through which' the wicks pass. The oups
are surrounded with troughs to hold
water, which kept the oil from leaking
out. These wore found in the pyramid,
together with rollers of wood for trans
porting blocks of stone.
Under the law of Egypt half. In value,
of such discovered treaaurea must be re
tained In Bgypt In consequence the
gnldsn crown, which, with its plume and
pendants Is eighteen lnohee high, will
remain In Cairo, but many of the object
have already been, sent to London.
(The politician with a good record al
ways seems to hate the hardest time
landing the office.
When you can get the statesman to
rush Into print and explain things you
have him on the run.
The felloV who can separate hla real
troubles from imaginary evils generally
haa the best time through life.
There is s-'dom failure tn the marriage
that lands man In the home of an ener
getic boarding houae keeper.
When one suffers from an attack of
toothache he can always distinguish his
roal woe from the Imaginary troublea
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