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Every Mother's Duty
to Study Her Children
If a Fly Wereas Big as a Man SiSMI W-.T,
By GARRETT P. SERVISS.
Bt ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
(Copyright. 1915, by Star Company.)
When God had formed the Universe He thought
Of all the marvels therein to be wrought.
And to hla aid then Motherhood was brought
"My lesser self, the feminine of Me,
She will go forth throughout all time," quoth He,
"And make my world what I would have It be,
"For I am weary, having labored so,
And for a cycle of repose would go
Into that silence which but Ood may know.
"Therefore I leave the rounding of my plan
To Motherhood, and that which I began
Let woman finish in perfecting man.
"She U the soil, the human Mother Earth;
She is the sun that calls the seed to earth;
She is the gardener who knows its worth.
"From Me all seed of any kind must spring.
Divine the growth such seed and soil will bring.
For all is Me, and I am everything."
Thus having spoken to Himself aloud,
His glorious face upon His breast He bowed,
And sought repose behind a wall of cloud.
Come forth, O Ood! Though great Thy thought and good
In shaping woman for true Motherhood,
" Lord, speak again; she has not understood.
The centuries pass; the cycles roll along
The earth is peopled with a mighty throng;
Yet men are fighting and the world goes wrong.
Lord, speak again, ere yet it be too late
Unloved, unwanted souls come through earth's gate;
The unborn child is given a dower of hate.
Thy world progreeses in all ways save one.
In Motherhood, for which it was begun.
Lord, Lord, behold how little has been done.
True Motherhood is not alone to breed
The human race; it Is to know and heed
Its holiest purpose and its highest need.
Lord, speak again, so woman shall be inspired
With the full meaning of that mighty word
1 True Motherhood. 8he has not rightly heard.
(By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
When any thins ia the matter with a
plant, shrub or tre the horticulturist
studies It to find the cause. Then ha
proceeds to give It such ears and atten
tion as will restore
It to health and
enable It to per
form its natural
functions in the
When anything la
the matter with a
a machine the me
chanic applies him
self to study out
the cause and to
find a remedy.
who cannot make
a carment fit sac
rifices the time
needed for rest
until she succeeds
in her design. Yet everywhere, all over
the world, wo find parents, fathers and
mothers alike, who have undertaken the
greatest profession and the most Im
portant work In tha world, who are blind
and Indifferent to their obligations, and
who make not the slightest effort to
succeed In developing worth while men
and women out of their boys and girls.
They talk loudly of the great responsi
bility of parenthood and of the debt
their children owe them. They do not
stop to consider that they brought these
children Into the world without asking
their oonsent. and that tha mere provid
ing of roof,- raiment and food does not
constitute all of parenthood. '
It Is the duty of a parent to study each
child with Just as great care and patience
as the horticulturist studies -his plants or
the mechanic bis machine. And tha
mother should consider It surely aa great
an obligation to give careful attention
and serious study to a misfit mind In a
child as tha dressmaker considers It her
duty to a misfit garment
Here is a very Interesting Illustration
of the subject under discussion:. A
mother asked that her boy be sent to an
institution because, he waa Incorrigible.
The school teachers gave the boy a good
record, both for class work and for be
havior, while the mother Insisted be waa
Incorrigible. Harold, tha boy, was asked
for an explanation. Very slowly and re
luctantly, but with an air of outrage and
Indignant rebellion, tha boy replied, "She
bits my dog."
A few mora understanding questions
soon brought forth tha rest of tha story.
The puppy was tha gift of a neighbor.
He waa now i months old. a mongrel
fox hound, according to Harold. Tha boy
had taught tha dog to beg, to shake
hands, and to fetch and carry, had built
a kennel for him, and by running er
rands for tha corner grocery had earned
money for a collar and a leader.
But Harold's mother considered tha
dor a nulsanca, and whipped him fre
quently. Occasionally Harold's slaters
followed her example, and Harold could
not stand having Rover beaten.
The mother, when she learned tha re
sult of tha interview, admitted that since
' the arrival of tha dog her son had given
up loafing, for bo was too busy now
atar school in taking tha dog walking.
For tha aake of her son aha agreed to
try to like the puppy. 8b kept her
promise, and Harold, hla Inuorriglbiuty
vanished, la at present endeavoring to
earn tha $2 to obtain a license for Rover.
Rut for Intervention of tbe right kind
this tender-hearted boy might have been
made brutal and his life might have been
blighted by tha short-sighted stupidity of
aa unthinking mother. It Barter occurred
to her until the idea waa beaten Into her
brain that the boy's attitude toward tha
little mongrel dog waa evidence of a ten
der quality which needed to be encour
aged and cultivated.
It probably has not. even at the present
time, occurred to her that little Harold's
sentiment for tha pet waa much nobler
and sweeter one than her own feeling
for her child.
There is a vast preponderance of these
unthinking, uncomprehending and un
sympathetic mothers In tha land. Heaven
speed tha day when eugento laws will
provide tha right training, physical, men
tal and moral, for women before they are
permitted to be mothers.
Kill a fly. but study him. He is a
wonderful creature, though a menace and
.a nuisance. His muscles are as strong
ss steel; his nerve action Is an quick
as lightning. If you were proportion
ally as strong aa a fly you could selte
a beam over your head with your hands,
and, with two tona of Iron fastened to
your feet, easily raise yourself, together
with tha attached weight, from tha floor.
Thla calculation Is no mere guess; it
Is based upon experiments made by the
Belgian naturalist. Fvllx Plateau, who
harnessed Insects and small animals
of many kinds, in very Ingenious ways,
to ascertain their strength,
Likewise, if a fly were aa big as a
man, and retained his relative strength,
he could kill tigers with his hands and
spilt asunder the jaws of Hons with much
more ease than Samson did.
If you were as quick aa a fly you could
let an oncoming express train traveling
a mile a minute, come wlimn a foot of
your nose and then dodge It! Strike at
a fly that Is lazily circling with a play
mate before your eyea and observe with
what nonchalant ease he avoids your
blow and Instantly returns to bis play.
In fact, the awlftest motion that you
can make is to the motive rapidity of
the fly aa the gait of a strolling walker
to the dash of an athlete In a hundred
yard sprint It is no more of an effort
for the fly to escape than It would be
for you to step from In front of a slow
moving steam roller. He would be highly
amused if he thought you were trying
to hit him.
This quickness of the fly is In Itself a
proof of the excellence of Its muscles.
If our muscles were subjected to simil
arly applications of force they would
snap like pack-threads. And yet a fly
In a tender body, and tested by our
greater total strength. Its members give
no Indication of extraordinary tenacity.
It Is, of course, his slight weight which
permits the fly to move so swiftly. If a
fly mere composed at material so dence
that he equalled a man In weight. Its
motive power would be unable to Ufa
him, or even to enable him to stand on
Tha same method of comparison shows
no less interesting results In the case of
other email, or minute, animals. A boe.
It has been calculated. Is relatively,
thirty times as strong as a horse. When
harnessed to a weight, and compelled to
draw It. a bee can exert a pull equal to
ISO times Its own weight
Ants and beetles exhibit astonishing
strength in their dally work. Tha little
ant-llou will put a peetole on Its head,
weighing possibly aa much aa itself, and,
with a sudden jerk, project It out of its
conteal den to a distance equal to a doaen
. or twenty times the tiny creature's own
length. This is aa if a man could aelia
a 160-pound weight, balance It on his
bead, and with a flip of his neck muscles,
hurl it 100 feet away.
But perhaps tha prise for strength be
longs to the Mediterranean crab of which
I have read, that oan support 491 times
its own weight If a man could do as
much he would be able to lift thirty
six' and a half tona. Bven the indolent
oyster is a prodigy of muscular power.
According to experiments that have been
made. It takes a force equivalent of nearly
V::i !'i tigers
v ; lions.
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forty pounds to force open the shell of a
large oyster. A man endowed with pro
portional strength would be ablo to hold,
with his hands, an Iron door, against a
pull of five or six tons.
Tha endunrance of Insects and other
small animals against fatigue is equally
surprising. Some migrating birds remain
on the wing during flights of ' 1,000 or
even 2,000 miles. Nearly all birds possess
Immense "wind power." Many can race
express trains without getting out of
breath. This kind of power Is not con
fined to animals smaller and less weighty
thsn man. Horses cannot only outrun
human athletes but they outlast them In
wind, although they have several times
more weight to carry.
Still aa a general rule, large animals
are proportionately less strong than small
ones and capable of less continuous exer
tion. Nature long ago found her upper
limit In this reipert and showed that she
allowed the glgantlo ceraturea of former
geologic ages to go Into extinction. They
were too big for tha conditions of life
on a planet where the acceleration of
gravity is thirty-two feet and a fraction
On Mare, where the acceleration la only
twelve feet tha limit Is probably higher,
and on the moon, with an acceleration of
about five and a third feet higher still.
Those are the worlds for fat men who
would be spry! On the other hand wa
have not yet found tha lower limit of
magnitude for living forma on the earth,
though nature doubtless knows where It
lies. The mlscoacope still reveals smaller
and smaller microbes. And what might
not our astonishment be If we could har
ness a microbe and calculate his relative
strength! Aa to his power of endurance,
wa know that only too well already!
Head It Here See It at the Movies.
Charles W. Ooddard
OssrrtgsV IMS. Sw Cssateas.
Synopsis of I'evlous Chapters,
After the trulc death of John Allies'
bury, hla urosirated Ife. one of Anutr-
Ka s greatest UuU.'S, die. At her demo.
I'ror. BlUUler, sn agnnt ol tns iniemau
kliiuaiie the beautiful J- ear-old baby
Slil and brings her up In a paradise
wnere sue seee no inau, dui inmna
Is taught by angais who instruct her lor
bar iiUMlou to lulorin His woritl. At tbe
sms of 1 she is suddenly thrust lino the
wurld where aaenis of the Interests are
ready to preleiid to flod br.
r 1 1 teen yaera isior lomiujr a"" "
Adirondack. Tha interests are responsi
ble for the trip. Uy cvldnt ha Is the first
to meat thu iltUa Anienbury alrl. as aha
coiiM S fortrt troiu her paradise as Calestla
tha an I rruin heaven, manner lummy
Ceivaila reioanises each other, lonuny
finds It au easy matter to rescue i.eisiia
(iuiu I'rof. BUllltai and they hle In
the mountains, later they are pursued
by Kllllller and escape to an Island where
lliey spend ine nignu
Tommy a rtrsi aim was 10 get eisn
ii from nt!intr. Arter iner laara
Bellevue Tommy la unable to get any
hotel to take Osleatla in owing to her
costume. But later na persuaaaa nis
lather to keep her. When he goes out
to the taxi he finds her gone. Hhe falls
Into tha hands of white slavers, but
scapes snd goas to live with a Poor fam
ily cr tne name or uougiaa. wnen insir
son Freddie returns home be finds right
In hla own house, teiestis, tne girl (or
which tha underworld haa offered a re
ward that he hoped to get
Oleatla soouras worn in a large gar-
IIIVIIl IBVlVlfi ' .,m.a a11"
are employed. Here ah shows her pe
culiar power, ana mages irienns wun ail
her alrl companions. By her talks to the
girls she Is able to calm a threatened
strike, and tne - oosr overneanns ner is
moved to grant the relief the girls wished,
and also to right a great wrong he had
done one of them. Just at this point the
factory catches on fire, and the work
room la soon a biasing furnace. Celestla
refuses to esespe wltn ths other girla,
and Tommy Barclay rushes In and oar
rlaa her out, wrapped in a big roll of
After rescuing Celestla from , the fire.
Tommy la sought by Hai.Her Baruifty,
who undertakes to persuade him to give
up the girl. Tommy refuses, and Celusils
wants him to wed her dlraotlv. He ran
not do thla. as ha haa no funds. Rtlllltar
snd Barulay Introduce CelesUa to a co
terie of wealthy mining men, who agree
to send Celestla to the rolll-trias.
The wife of the miners' leader Involves
Tommy In an earapado that leada the
miners to lynch him. Celestla aswes htm
from tha mob, but turns from him and
goes to see Kehr.
Advice to Lovelorn
A Divorced Mil,
ttaar Misa Fairfax: I sm In love with
a divorced men. My mother confronts, but
ny best girt friend haa threatened to
crop ma and I have noticed thit several
frienda have not treated me aa they
use to. I also heard a friend aay that
she heard It talked that they were going
to drop me out of the somrltljs If I did
not give up my divorced friend. I am It
and ha la 26. He haa a salary of 130 a
week. Then he says, bo many times,
"Oh, If you were only s couple of years
older," and such thing which In a wsy
show that he likes me. Would you give
him up and go with vour laat friends and
admirers 4efore It la py late, or would
you keep him as your est friend? I
know I cannot like anyone else aa I do
him. But I am wondering all the time
what I shall do. which would be the best,
etc. I can saw, In fact can make most
anything In the line of clothes, and oan
cook better than our own cook, ('ad says
so. I Just don t know what to do, will
you please write ma? . BUNNY.
Dlvoroe Is often a merciful release from
a marriage that waa a great mistake In
the beginning or that haa borouie a farce
on the sacred estate marriage should be.
Tour mothers consent is far more im
portant than the narrow minded prejud
ices of your frienda. Tha matter to no
concern of theirs unless they know some
thing against your admirer tn whlob
case they should go to your parents with
the case and not make you aoclally un
comfortable and unhappy. I ace no reason
why you should not marry the man you
love and try to make up to hl-n for his
previous sad experience.
Dtafrrsii ssl Wicked.
Dear Miss Fairfax: A. dear girt friend
pf mine, employed in an nrrioe for the
laet year, has become inftutrl wiik
one of the h-ads of the oonoern. a mar
ried man. fcha receives attention from
him. going out with him to place of
mil m, a , 1 . - 1 1 . V 1 1
...v.... uu ftiw irui raa ana allows
him to make love to her. I hv tri
every possible argument to make her see
ner misiane, dui sne says she loves him
so mu) it would break her heart to
think of nartins with him. .
He tells her he loves -her. and It does
net make any difference because he Is
married, as he never neglects hla home
or family, and sees that they enjov every
comfort Now, I know this girl Is "a dear,
swoet girl, and would fael vary badly If
she should come to any harm through
this foolish affair. I know she believes
everything he tells her, and when she
haa mentioned anything about hla being
married, etc , he tells her the people thai
reacn euour mis nave neve,' rmen In
ove. and do not understand. 'Will, you
kindly write something about this?
There seems to be an unceasing stream
of sad little fools who persist In flirtation
with married men. In each case the
people concerned Insist that they are ax
ceptlonal and everything is all right and
In each case the husband in contemptible,
and the girl Is playing a dangerous gams
in which her own go?d name and the
happiness and peace of mind of the wife
are at atahe. Your friend la courting
disaster. Tell her that as she values her
reputation and the respect of the world
site must give up this dangerous friend
& The Selfishness of Man &
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
Most women are sooner or later driven
to tha conclusion that men are cruelly
selfish creatures, and there ia a certain
amoount of truth In the accusation, al
though the cruelty Is premeditated only
by men who are also brutes.
The stronger creature 'ought always
protect the weaker a man Is stronger
than woman both physically and In tha In
trenchment of power the world has given
him. That he abuses this power very
often ia due to heedlessness and lack of
knowledge, rather than to any conscious
desire to be cruel.
Selfishness on the part of men gener
ally means following the line of their
own desires without consulting the wishes
of the women whose Joy comes from their
I know a kindly-souled man who re
sponds with the utmost tenderness and
sympathy to the cry of pain or sorrow.
He bates to see the woman he loves suf
fer. It fairly tortures him to know that
she haa a headache. At all time he feels
aa If all the world should admire and
cater to her.
But be expect her to find her Joy in
his Joy, He takes her to see all the comlo
operas of which the city boasts, and he
actually doe not know that the one
thing she really enjoy ia a good melo
drama. Probably the melodrama would
not bore iim he might even enjoy Ik
but be almpty doesn't know or oar to
find out whether tha woman he loves
has Individual tastes quite outside the
realm of the things he likes to do.
Thla masculine quality of taking It for
granted that what, pleases yon pleaaea
those you love exaggerates Itself Into a
heedlessness of individuality that goes
tar to wracls marriage.
When a man says "I love you, I want
you," be think all is said, and he ex
pect the woman who love him to fall
promptly and gracefully Into hi arms.
It seldom occur to tilm to wonder If he
ran make bee happy, onoe he la fairly
sure that a given woman can make him
happy. With calm lordliness he expect
belonging to him to reflect benignant
sunshine back on hie beloved.
He may be unfailingly kind and gentle
and tender, but It Is according to his
own ideal of klndnea and gentleness
and tenderness that he proceeds. i
When a woman wants a dandelion all
the American Beauties in the world will
meaa nothing to her. And a diamond
necklace la oold comfort to the woman
whose one desire la for a earesa or for a
Too many men divide the world sharply
into masculine and feminine. After all,
the world is made up of Individuals not
of lord of creation and their dependent,
hut of thinking human beings, who, in
spit of sea differences, are equally capa
ble of feelings, emotions, desires and
The "little things" that mean so much
to women generally quite escape mascu
line attention. If men knew or noticed
they would probably not refuse to make
the email concessions that mean so much
to women. But they have an Impatient
way of sweeping aside trifles and telling
women to be broadmlnded. They simply
do not perceive many of the delicate little
ahancee for kindliness and It they hap
pen to glimpse them they sweep them
aside aa petty and trivial.
Real unselfishness consist very largely
in putting yourself in someone else's
place and in Imagining what you would
desire if you could exchange Individual
ities. Men seldom do this. What they
want strikes them as a paramount Issue.
I think they lose much of tha delicate
and exquisite Joy to be found In perfect
giving by this very inability to offer
what la wanted Instead of what they
feel should be wanted.
But how royally they give the things
that occur to them to offer! How will
ingly men slave for the luxuries which
mean nothing to them, but which are
important to the women who depend on
them. How often men go about in shabby
old suits of bygone tailoring while wlvea
and daughter are smart In Fifth avenue
Unselfishness Is a matter of the indi
vidual, rather than of the sex. There are
plenty , of cold, calculating women and
there are atubborn and brutal men In
ever-abundant numbers. But a general
isation that calls men selfish I not fair.
A certain blindness a certain heedless
unconsciousness of the desire of others
a certain lordly taking for granted that
what - please Darby will, as a' result
please Joan, are all maaoulin character
istic. None of these things mean actual
selfishness only indicate a certain lack
of fineness of perception. '
If, Instead of growing Indignant at the
men they call aalflah brutea, woman
would bring a little common sense to
bear on the situation, they anight pity
them for the masculine blindness that
prevents the highest type of sympathy
and generous understanding.
And since sympathy and generous un
derstanding are In the equipment of fine
women they are the selfish ones of they
fall to realise their heritage in dealing
with the boys-grown-up who are men.
Late on afternoon she came horn to
her little city of tents, very tired, and lay
down in a hammock under a shady tree
to rest In spite rf her celestial origin,
Celestla waa very human, and Just as at
tractive to a sticky house fly as any
other human being. Buch a house fly
made a dead est for her, and she found
It impossible to rest She went Into the
headquarter tent which wa the biggest
and coolest and, the the day's work being
over and the secretaries gone, tried to
rest there, and oouldn't Bhe was tired
and discouraged. Bhe wa tired because
she had been doing too much, and aha
was discouraged because she waa tired.
Tommy had an uncanny faoulty for drop
ping In upon her when eh was in the
mood, possibly Freddie, the Ferret, had
something to do with thla faculty, for he
worshiped Tommy, Be that as It may,
Freddie was about the tent when Celes
tla cam In, tired. He vanished pres
ently, and a little later Tommy appeared,
looking very brown and manly and re
freshing. Celestla heard hi voice and called out
to hlnVv a little petulantly perhaps.
Tommy poked hi head In through the
door of the . big tent and greeted her
loudly and Joyously. Th moment she
saw Mm she felt a little rested.
Meanwhile Prof. BUlllter, In hla tent
reading a deep and thick book on 'The
(Psychology of Government," heard the
two voices and couldn't read another
"Oelestis." said Tommy, "you look so
little and helpless and unprotected,
curled among thoae curtains, that I'm
tempted to pick you up, put you In my
pocket and take you somewhere where
you can't get Into any more mischief."
"I dare you to try!" exclaimed Celestla.
Then they both laughed and Tommy
advanoed Into the tent
Bo much articulate speech Prof. 8ti Ut
ter overheard, but no more. After that
there came to him only the murmurs of
one voice or th other. Bound whloh to
a Jealous man were more provocative f
Impotent rag than actual word would
He stared at the book In whloh he wa
no kngwr able to read a word and "eat
hla heart out" aa th aaylng la
"One or these days," he thought, "she'll
sny 'yes' to thst meddling fool and leave
all my fine acheivies high and dry. If I
really thought that, and sometimes I
really do think It. I'd I'd-"
Now the professor took off M eye
rlaame and thought very hard indeed and
looked very horrid and blind and evil.
Rvery now and then he murmured te
himself: "My Ood. why notr
"So you dare me to try, da your said
Her rye sparkled now; she was feeling
very much rested.
"Yes. I do."
Aa quick as any eat th young ma a
leaned ever and plokad her up from the
midst of the curtains aa easily a If she
had been a kitten, and so held her almost
at the level of hi ehln. And new Celes
tla felt completely rested. ' It wa a if
she had received refreshing strength from
Tammy's strong arm.
"Oh." he said, "If a deluded nation
could behold you now!"
"Put me down," ahe exclaimed, "some
body might see us."
"Of course they might,' 'comforted
Tommy. "The tent flap are wide open.
But I don't care If I never put you
"Tommy!" she exclaimed.
"I should worry!" a&ld Tommy, but
when she began to struggle he put her
"And what did you mean," aha asked,
her great eye flashing, but not with an
ger, and her cheeks flaming, "by a de
"You don't look aa If you could." said
he, ''but you've deluded several million
people out a hundred million, and It looks
aa if you were going to delude the rest
But you'll be sorry enough for yourself
when they find out they've been deluded I
Celestla, I've the most love for you that
anybody In the world ha for anybody.
Isn't that enough? , You love tne, don't
"Yea, I do."
'"You ought to trust the man you love.
You ought to trust hla judgment"
"I do about love. But"
"Oh. I know th rest that la coming.
You think you see clear, but you don't.
You're blind as a bat. But some day
you'll see you'll see when your own
chance of happiness ia gone forever and
your theories haive brought more evil on
mankind than It endures now."
"Tommy," said Celestla, with a shudder
and great seriousness,' "how can you
love and think me evil?"
"You evil! You precious lamb!"
Bhe waved aside the arm that had gone
impulsively out te her.
"If In your Judgment I ' am going te
bring more misery Into the world then
I am vil la your Judgment How can
you reconcile that with loving me?"
Readily Fsssl First CI we. .
Tld they find any clu te that my- '
teiiou crime the other day?'
"Oh, yea. Aa soon a ever th de
tective set eyes on the oorpea they felt
confident a murder had been committed."
At tha proper time the meek-looking
time woman can be as stubborn ae a
ft I not proper to compliment th man
In a hurry until you know whor he 1
A blast of fumpets heralds th birth
of a third uariy. But nj one ever at.
tend it funeral at ths finish.
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