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The Spirit of Christmas Giving
- to Study
By Nell Brinkley
Copyright. lsi&. lnlornl News Service.
By ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
Copyright, 1918, The Star Publishing Co.
jv song 1 being aung on hundreds of
stages all over tha the country entitled
The lyrlo Is by Howard Johnson and
the melody of Theodore Molse. The
song represents a young man who has
been knocked about the world, with little
opportunity for education, who says:
w Is for the million things she
11 gave to me,
0 means only that she is grow
T is for the tears were shed to
H is for
her heart of purest
E 1a for her eyes with love-llght
R means right and right she'll
Put them together they
M-O-T-H-li-R. a word
means ths world to me.
Then there Is a second verse:
j Is for the mercy she poeses-
means that I owe her all I
m la for her tender, sweet cares
u ts for her hands that mads a
' 14 home.
r means everything she's done
a to help me.
means read and regular you
These verses have a sweet, homely
meaning and, set to attractive muslo
and sung by a famous young woman,
must reach the publlo heart. They will
mean a great deal to many mothers, but,
meantime, do not let every woman who
is a mother in name too quickly accept
the sentiments contained in these verses
as applying to her by light
Every mother who reads the song er
hears It sung ought to take it line by
ne and ask herself Just how much of It
true in her own particular case. What
are the million things mat you gave
your son. madam T
Did you give him lesons in self-control
from his cradle up to manhood, both
by precept and example T
Did you teach him politeness toward
older people, and mercy and sympathy
and', consideration for the poor and ths
Did you give him a consciousness that
he owed a great duty to "umb animals,
to the crippled, the deaf, the dumb and
the blind,- and other unfortunates en
sountered along life's pathway?
Did you give him ths knowledge -that
it was a vulgarity, and a criminal act as
well, to take fruit from his neighbor's
'.reeaor flowers from. bis neLsUbox's gar-J
Jen, n matter how much fruit or many
.'lowers that neighbor might possess?
Did -you give him clean, high under
standing, so that he would be able to pro
tect other men's sisters and to feel sym
pathy and pity for erring women T
Did you give him a respect for lan
guage sufficient to enable' hint to avoid
coarse, unclean or profane expressions?
Unless you have dons all this, the mil
lion other things you may have given j
your boy are not of much value. Although
"H" may stand for your hands that made
a home. It does not stand for a heart of
purest gold, unless you have thought of
-w ' auniv ur an vi tun. 111411454 iu iu,
cation of your boy.
f Neither does "R" Indicate that right
you will always be. even though your
boy may think you so unless you have
brought him up with an 'understanding
of the rights of others In the small as
well as the Urge things of life, and un
less you have done your utmost to elimi
nate Jealousy, envy and greed from his
These efforts must be begun very early.
The child who la allowed to monopolise
all the playthings lest he should cry and
annoy older people, the one who does not
share his toys and gifts with others and
wno is not taught th beauty of such
I sharing, cannot be expected to suddenly
acquire ukw moral precepts alter ne is
The child who Is allowed to be domi
neering and disagreeable to his compan
ions,' who Is allowed to trespass upon the
rights of his neighbors, who helps him
self to their fruits and flowers, unre
buked, because he ts a mere child, is not
going to become a man who will respect
his neighbors' lights or property.
Therefore, my dear madam, take this
song and study It, line by line, and see
how much of It applies to you. It de
scribes every mother as she ought to be,
but not every mother as she la
An Old, Family Cough
T Easily Prepared Coats- Tory
unit) is rreiasK. sare
By making this pint of old-time cough
syrup at home you not only save about
2, as compared with the ready-made
kind, but you will also have a much mors
irompt and positive remedy in every way.
t overcomes the usual coughs, throat and
client colds in 24 hours relieves even
wnooninx couga quickly and is excellent.
tOO. IOr bronchitis ttrnnehial uthmi
iiunrnr-nma auu spasmoaio croup,
(jet from any drug store 2 o
2Vs ounces of
i'mex (ou cents worth),
pint bottle and fill the U
), pour it into a
bottle with plain
granulated sucar syrup. Full directions
with Jinex. Keeps perfectly and tastes
You ran feel this take hold of a eoush
c,.e? ? In W,T mns business. It
?ulrkly loosens the dry, hoarse or pain-
wL".U TnS,J,EU tU inrtDVe,i Diem-
I. it,. i. " . ""l"
hv stopping ths formstion of pblegm In ' ar,lon ,or th rk,u bu"lne nd -th
throat and bronchial tubes. : sponsibllitles of later life.
Tbe effect of Pine on the membranes is I A very large percentage. If not a ma
known bv almost every one. Pine is a ' Jorlty of girls would like to roam ths
most vslu able concentrated compound of . ftekls and romp snd scramble and play
pine elements. j elsely the same games, but something
There are many worthless imitations squivalent. If they were only permitted
of this famous mixture. To avoid din- by Dame Fanhlon and Mrs. Orundy.
appointment, k your druggist for "2V4 Ah, but. says some one at once, think
tbinTehi. ' cf ih wful n?r tht d ,n th
A gnsrsntee of absolute satisfaction. u'rrtr'le rt"k ' femininity, the ever pres
or monev promptly refunded, goes with nt terror of personal assault! There a
this prejis ration. The l'iucg Co.. it. little ue-tlon tl.at this one vital tonsil
"Gift day." A rosy girl In flannels and fur trudged up a snowy
hill, dragging a red-cushioned Med. Her eyes were laughing and bright
her cheeks hard and red. Her heart sang in her throat because of
th singing wind, and the snow that whitened her snug mackinaw, the
blue sky above and the crackle of the snow underfoot, the company of
her youthful kind that laughed over the fire of pine-wood, whizzed
down the hill In a flurry, and circled about on the Ice with a pleasant
ring and clamor of steel.
The gentle Man who walked the world on a day long ago and spoke
wisely In sermons to mankind was far away from the rosy girl's pump-
Why Not Train Girls in Self-Defence?
I By Woods Hutchinson, A. M., M. D.
One of the most interest)...- J
cal suggestions mads by Prof. Emily
Putnam in her Vassar anniversary
dress was that deliberate attempt be
made to emancipate woman in girlhood
from her age-long physical disabilities.
This emancipation of girlhood means
two things, as she clearly points out
First, and not least Important, the rele
gation to the ash barrel and the mu
seums, where it belongs, of the ridiculous
crippling and health-destroying present
A woman's brain needs emancipation.
Dut her feet need it more. The only
thing that ever has been aald or could be
eald In IU favor Is that it is customary.
becoming and modost; though why
der heaven It should he considered mod -
est for a man'a clothing to rtveai the
damning fact that he Is a biped and
modest for a woman's to do the same U
one of those things that, as Lord Dun
dreary said. "No fellah can ever find
Skirts are as ungraceful and unbeau-
swv llllCi Ul UUIIll DA View
- ...... uMfc uid .April tu.
turner, as tney are hampering and un
healthful. But still they cling, to para
phrase Galileo's Immortal "o pur se
muove" and cripple.
The other thing Is the total abolition
of that aenseleu trm .,,ni.,iviik ..
applied to anything and anybody under
the age of IS. We wouldn't lose bv It in
point of ultimate conduct and character,
and ws would gain enormously in vigor.
in haDDtneaa and In munn r, in.i.t
upon a girl, a mere child, being ladylike
years and even decades before she has
attained the mature dignity of ladyhood,
is of a piece with Its kindred aslninity of
trying to chain down and drill a boy
into being a grown man, a "perfect little
gentleman," years before the appointed
Ths same fallacy underlies both tend
encies, that because both of these
achievements are supposed to be so high
and difficult, therefore, we must make
our unfortunate youngsters begin re
hearsing years and years In advance, for
fear when the time comes they wilt not
be fitted for them.
The best wsy to train a boy or girl for
life is to let him or her live, right here
and now. To be just as thorough, barum-
j scarum snd adventurous a boy
romping, fearless, hsppy a girl ai
-Ibl. U th. very best Imaginable
sidio is me very Desi unasinauie prl-
eratlon plays a tremendous part In mak
ing and keeping the majority of women
Physkal cowards. But the very fart of the
' xUtonc" of th,s special rtok Is an over-
iwhelmlng reason why girls should, in!
the first place, .be frankly told of the
nature of it, and then trained to protest
themnelves. If need be. with firearms, ti
stand by one another for defence as boya
do; to develop their speed and endurance
and powers to escape, and in every way
try to mlmlmJse this dread and build up
this susceptible point in tholr courage
Nothing could be more idiotic than our
present attitude and method: first of all.
a rigid conspiracy of silence, to keep the
young girl In absolute Ignorance of the
nature of this danger, and then to fill her
un-;wlth a black, overwhelming, mysterious
; dread of something terrrble that may
j happen Is she ventures to walk down the
Im-'vtllaKe street after dark, or walk a few
( hundred yards out Into the Innocent coun-
try. or eross a field out of sight of her
appointed guardians In the daylight.
At the same time we swathe her in A
stralghtjackat called a skirt: forbid her
-II w a .
If she wlahes. and train
her to shriek and put her hands over her
eyes the moment that a gun is brought
near her. j
The natural physical disparity between '
ln" more than about 10 per
nt' but by our mummifying dress and
w'lllng band methods of mental train- ;
! ,na w a'"ly treble this Inferiority, do i
!our be"t l derive woman of any m-ans
I either of defense or escane. and then
wonder that she U a physical coward!
A clear conscience is the beat kind o:
In this age a man can display the cour
age ut his convictions by sporting chin
The more worthless the cuns the more
faithful the half-starved dog that fol
It la better to kick yourself occasion
ally thu. i have
the service. '
some, one else perform
man coniinuany on uie run Is
liable to d'i?ih iat a good thing now an!
If you hats iXH.n played fjr a autki-r
it is Utter to laugh than cry over the
When It ruincs to criticism, ths bo. led
cabbage intellect rushes where angels
fear to look.
Mace no: i o much emfidtnee In the
"silver t' M-Hls." A gray fox Is a fox
just ths at :ne.
ing heart and excited brain. Half-way up the hilt In the snow she came
on a wistful mite .with cheeks like Nova Scotia apples patched trous
ers; ne was warm, but "skimp" looking; and the eyes in his little fac
longed out loud to be in the fun. But a fellow without any of tt(i
weapons of sport. Is an alien. The rosy girl stoppod. A mist of tear
swam over hr bright eyes. Bhe knelt in the snow and gave her "led
away. Bhe put the rope in his fingers- smiled into his dazed glorified
eyes and said gayly: "Christmas gift!"
And kneeling so she lifted her eyes through the sort-falling snow
above the cold and happy little face of the child, and lo! against th
By ADA PATTERSON.
This is a story about a man and woman
for both men a
She is a litis
woman with big. brltht
eyes, a warm heart and tl eless energy.
He is a big bluff fellow ready, as all the
neighbors say, "to work until he drops."
When tr.cy were married ail their friends
at the wedillng ea'd: "There is a rair
that will get on." And so they have, but
by what different ways this story is con
cerned. He worked at his mechanic's trade. She
kert their two rooms In a crowded pa-t
of New Tork so clean and shlnini tl.at
all the other women In the block were a
little envious and Inclined to say spttoful
things instead of setting to work wit i
scrubbing truh to Improve their own
Children came and the man worked
harder at his trade and the woman worke I
harder In the little home that had grown
to thiee, then to four rooms. He wis
what the nelshhorhood called a "steady"
man. lie drank nothing more stimulat
ing than cr.ffee and spent I Is evcnl gs at
home. All were cont"nt iin'll tli we k
before Chrls'mas. The little woman said
to t' e man: "The children hi teen
looking n the shop windows and they've
got thtm Just crazy about C r'ctmis.
01ve me some mon -y to buy a trre a d
some gnu ror mem.-
The man fr m his
Plaee beilde the fire, whe
,n h! rheumatism, an
ere he was warm
awered : ' T i se
r n"'(J times. Let them do wlt'v ut
c rlatmas." Tho woman protected. Th
' "lnn beW firm.
"And with all that money In the bank.
I too!" she cried.
"One must look ahead at the lal y
' day," he rep"nded. "It's for you and
the children that I am saving It "
The woman said no more. No m r
words wasted she. But she threw a
shawl over her head snd two coats oer
: her arm and paid a vist to a aero d
i hnnd clithes dealer. With what sh ex
j tr;icted from the button-eyed, hook-n s d
I man behind tbe counter for these t i'
I nr-nts, she "bought her children's hrtt-
I When her husbsnd saw the little gren
tree and the pay paper, the tranirsrent
I bnga of peanuts snd candy and the srnal'
j nickel wl'lstl", he entoyed the ljht and
bla children's lee snd si Id noth'n Ll' e
n's wife, he co -sumei neither t'm
breath in usel s talk, but ths next dsy
I that he made reaiy for i-huteh end h
Joined him with the old fa !ed
across her llm ihoulders h
I heress that velvet Jaeet I bought
"I sold it to the secnd-hnl clo nes
"And that l ;ng bl.ie cloak from la-t '
winter. You looked good In that." '
"I sold tl.at 'o the teoorid hand dealer." 1
The red lUhts came In'o bis cy a.
That they ment danger, she knew.
" hv d' 1 y,u re 1 them?" !
"I'ccnnae I w:m'ed ihe c. 11 Iren to lave
their Christmas. Where d'd you suppose
I got the money?"
"Oh, women have a wsy of managing."
He vaguely paid this tribute of the
man to the woman, for woman's art tji
home management, her ability of turn
ing nothing Into something.
"We'll go tomorrow to buy those
They wont together to the socond-hsnd
dealer's, but the button eyed nian would
not sell them back. .
"The lady sold them of her own free
will. I paid for them. That closes the
transaction." And he looked at the
That evening the woman sa'd to the
"I'm not blaming you for what has
happened, John. We're of two natures.
Yours run to saving and mine to spend
Remember All Your
Friends and Loved Ones
If you have been thlnkl?' that
you must shorten your list of gifts
because of lack of realy money.
It can all be easily arruiigol at
our store. ren a charge account
with us and pay later, ss su ts
your convenience. You can give a
line I'lnmond, Watch or oth r
handsome Jewelry, and never miss
the money. Select all thu g fts
you wish and have everything
ciiari(n) In one account.
Our display of
u. piiu:ir mi 4 oi t
logue Ho. 003.
Jfo. it -4. una
liiunj Hiua. t
acilld ola Hm,u cc
or pMaht " -! DO i
gi.es a week
X88 Si art Pin,
s itl gold, one
l'mrl. 1 genu
U04 - Men s Flat
Btlr!,.r Mini,, i,), ,, a
lTmoai. .. $62.50
SS a Month
f i a Month
Solid Cold Wrist Watch
With Kolld fdd Intension Ilrscelet
M SZCT a Month
10S3 Wrisi Watih cu; ant Bracelet
are both fine solid gold. Iver aet, fu.l
nickel leWMled. eltlier whits t Jl k
or gold dial, ttnaranteud. . . afca J
Sa so a MOiTg.
L yV-v ,Wj-.-5v i I iff liallr la. i I. rr pPiU tor
L T ' I .lid gold, one . . ".J,n!Z fV
pjuet and the whirling sky and soft light glowed.'holdJng In Us glim
mer a gentle Shape hb.6 know crowned and strangely robed.
The Great Good Man the rentle Christ. And the eves smiled
and the lips moved iu gratitude.
And soft words spoke in her ear: " '. unto the least of these
80 when yoii give to the smallest and humblest with all your
heart, when you smile In their eyes and Bay: "Christmas gift" see
you have given to the Son of God and made rejoice His great and gentle
heart. NELL DK1NKLEY.
ing. I stood your tight wsys without a
word for myself, but you pinch ths chil
dren tor that future you're always talking
about and which we may never have.
So now you can save your money and
I'm going to earn some. Millie Jones
down the hall holpa herself and her
mother by what she earns going to
ladles' houses to wash their hair and
massage their faces and trim their nails.
I'm going to buy my children the things
they want In the same way, end you'ro
goinar 1o the bank to get out STiO so that
I can pay for learning."
I must adm't argument followed. When
it bade fair to be endless, the man
yielded his will and the f.v..
That was ten years ago. Ths little
woman has been working at her preser
vation and her beautifying art ever
since. The man fell ill from exposure
Mala JTloor City Vstlosal Saak Block,
404 Sooth lth S treat, Omaha.
Opposite Sargess-Jlash Co. Xs.t. Store,
1444 and oar sa-esiuas will ealL Call or
car store is Opsa svery jrtgat Wnm
Bfo. 11 18 Flue
an Uil void wlt'l
p e r f ect rut
LrilH.nt d l a
mond and 1
center. It In.
T U a d I s s"
Watch. O slse,
lk. s did void
hand carved. Una
Ula.iiioiid in "tar
with KUln or
Taur rhulca l 4a(iia
I UrUliiul !t2S
rata hi. a
M A XOSTat
f 1 450
1.4S a Mostk
sad privation in hi occupation and most
of the money he hsd saved went into,
the purses of doctors and ths coffers of
hospitals. But the home has been kept
comfortable. The cildren have had so ran
of the tittle graces as well as the neces
sities of lifo. But when ths man cumen
home tired from work, his wife is not
there. She hes usually been detained in
the boudoir of some woman whose hair
she is brushing or whose gray spots she
is removing. She has placed a maid in
tho little home to try to keep It as clean
and shining as she used to do.
There ere two views of home manage
ment. There ts something of truth and
rlcht in each of them. What do von
think? Which way do you lean? And
do you, (or Is that unthinkable) lean too -far
toward the saving, or the spending
side? . ...
Shop While ChristmM
Stocks Are Complete
Our Immense Holiday stocks are
still complale and purchases may
be made with ease and delibera
tion, hy opening a charge ac
count with us you can' make a
very little ready money supply
lasting and va uable gifts for all.'
As a special convenience, we will
hold your purchases msde NOW
and dMvr huiidty cooUi ntiw and
ftlwivtr ra aiar dalr. L mot dslar
oir hoipin. M&k 7 our aleitoaa 10
tiajr Far latar aa ooavaalani.
A Diamond Soli
taire or a fancy
Diamond King la
an Ideal rift. B.r
write for cata
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