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It Is strange to note how little things
serve in Indices to great conclusions or
products. The oak tret", no m.ittir how
large It attains, has In Us flrnt tlnv lent
the similitude of ltt great self So little n
thing us the thistle Is reputed to have
saved Scotland. So seemingly an unim
portant thing ns the lack of art has liorne
Its slgnlilciinco Into fatnlK life,
We hae not In art the portrayal of
father loe, or at lcat, c have It rarely.
All uncnnsclnusle the Vlrirla Mnrv. as
she appeals through art, molds the grp.il
motherhood of aw to come and makes It
spiritual, sierlllcl.il, thoughtful.
Oho us artists who can put liefore us In
literature, palatine and sculpttite the
father nestling the child In a ram, will we
not solve, to a large measure, the dearest
problem on earth, the happiness of tho
.Manhood will sit before his Ideal of ten
derness, earefulness and strength, .mil sink
Into his being Its lessons.
Instead, In America, we have placed be
fore men a big pocketbook with one mouth
open, inciting from others their contents,
the other disgorging Itself Into the fuin
The physical mother, the pocketbook
father, nro the Dugous of our age.
The phj steal mother elalms talsely a
birthright. Only she Is a tine mother who,
In her whole lieliig, Is solicitous for her
children; who brings In her hands not only
what she has of herself by way of tem
perament and heredity, but what she gath
ers from science, from literature, fiom
all knowledge and from insight, and who
puts all these under the dominance of a
great, yearning loe for childhood
Only he Is a father who takes this
mother's hands and sustains and upholds
All men should have before them Iclenls
befoie they attain excellence. As art
failed to lend its hand In carving out the
father Ideal In strength and love, so man
( suffered Irrcpaiable loss.
Heading to fining Children.
w m, ,'mu jt ii ui nil me misi.iKes arising jrom a con
M if.. ST v tiWntlous but
dlstotted senso of parental
P'lpa.j ' .MC, there V
iiars.' ""njtat of
perhaps none moie serious
exccs-Iic reading to young
Heading for both old and ouiik
'iuiMii- .inn ciiscue sic c. .son
oeen coin u '
nf riM,!'.- A
enin u muiium siiouiu ue ino law oi
(of Cold)','. A lew books carefully studied
vfa,r,F vsorth a hundred skimmed (
.Ji'.ffiice of the old adage, "Heiv.i
"' man of one book," stands out in
ov er The
iro of the
inently than cut, Tho remcmbiance of
mi dear old Quaker grandmother, who
could (piote poftrj as long as I colli J listen,
makes an Impiesslon that om modern lit
erati could not piodiue. She had never
lead a novel, but she knew Thomson's
"Season," Cuwpor's "Task" and Young's
"Night Thoughts" fiom one end to tho
other. A setiuus objection to extensile
reading Is the danger of sacrlllclng oiigin
alltj of thought to the exhaustive and
epheimal absorption of the in luted phrases
of otheis. The mind Is clogged b a su
perlluuus amount ot human concepts. Tin
child that gives mo the most uuxlet Is
tho one who, learning to nad at the age
ot 0, Is alujjt. to be found with a book
lu her hand.
Jndisi ilmlnate leading cannot be too
heaitily condemned. Chlldri'ii should not!
be lead to simply Tor the s;e or reading.
"Hut," argues a weaij -looking mother,
"chl'dren must bo entertained Thuie Is
always a peilod In the day when tlu be
come tiled out and fietful; when leading
to them seems to boothe them." A child
.should not Income perlodhally tired out
and peeish. The child who has to be read
to sleep ouy uUht needs a change of
A few poems carefully learned afford
Inllnltei possibilities of enjoyment l.et
them be of the ery best. All of our truly
Kieat poets have written for ehlldien, for
they became as little ehlldien, otherwise
it would hae been Impossible for them
to have enteicd into the klnirdoui of the
line, neautiful ami t'OOil.
In this aetUe erioil of secular amhitions
and attainments, the lellgious training of
children is not gien lie consideration mat
the creeds and iltu.ils of parents would
seem to demand. The lllble should he
reail to every child. .Many of the psalms
sdioiild bo eonimltted to inemor), not only
for their spiritual force and giaiuleur, but
for their ihetoili-al strength and beauty.
Tho joungest child can rucdlly become
Imbued with the spirit of the teachings
of the New Testament, and for "excellency
of bpeech" it Is lllisui passed.
In the vast realm of children's litera
ture, perhaps tho most entliely satUf.ict
or book Is "Kohlnson Crusoe." In this
fascinating nml wholesome tale the child
llnils a never-ending source of delight,
while Instruction Is gradual and impi ensile,
llideeil, It might well bo taken as a text
book for natural history and elementary
sociology. If children's leading must bo
comprehensive, aim to select books pos
sessing somo Intrinsic merit either from
u historical, selentUlo or cl.isso lew
IKjInt. in the ilrst category maj bo classeil
the excellent biographies of Washington,
Franklin and Columbus edited by IMwaid
Hggleslon, the works of Collin, ami Knox's
woiks of travel, making an Instructive
vailatiou. in tha line of natural history
there is mm h to select fiom.
For tho youngest child, whoso mental
faculties nro too often conslilereil equal
only to Mother flooso or tho drivel coue
HiondiniT to an ordinal y primer, tho works
nf Janus Jjhtmnot ate nlmlrably adapted,
ns aie those of Julia Jlc-Nair Wright, whoso
Nature Headers nro becoming uulvei sally
appreciated For joung children nothing
serves theli purpose better th ill the writ
ings of Jine Andrews. "The Stor -Mother
Natiuo Told iler Children." standing out
most prominently us a good spec linen of ait
ideal child's !ok. ".My Satuiday Hint
Class" Is a book of exceptional merit, and
siipplenicntcel by "Our Common lllrds anil
Jlo'v to Know Them," and a mother who
eloe.s know them, would form a good cur
llculum for a. summer's outing, Theie
is probably no naturalist whose woiks are
so well adapted to all ages as
John Hurroughs. Above and beyond his
scientific knowledge is a lovo of God ami
His citation that is lellccteel to the most
xouthful leader. Among the publications
of (linn S. Co may be found much that is
xuluublo in classic Hteratuic. but all these
suggestions uie made with much hes
itation, for my strong conviction la that
the time has coma for u leactlon from a
somewhat exaggerated sense of duty to
children In the matter of so-called mental
elevelopment. A new lesson must be learn.
m, mv w. .v..... .-....-.-.. ...-..-, ...........
tlntf them to be inoio as nature intemded
them-Jojpus, frolicsome lltllo beings, cut-
el, that ot letting cnuureii aione, permit
lug, steeping aim piaing cue nappy years
away, stoung up stieugiu to meet tuo
heavy ruiuliements of tho future. They
,,rn fiAiiiiil to be the better for It. The
llrst eight or ten eais of a child's life
should be at most but a preparatory train
lug for a future proper use of books.
Kducatlon should be subjective, an un
folding of the soul within rather thun un
absorption of speculative theories "without.
(1'a accomplish, thhi the giUdy. si SU.C: IjooIs
alone Is necessary tbe book of nature. A
lilt of woods Is woith more than all the lit.
eiature eer published. The country was
made for the child and the child for the
country. For "Nnture. the old ntire," will
take nny "child upon her knee," nml sa
"Here Is a story book thy Father hath
wiltten for thee."
dacha coaths hi:i:d.
"I CA.VT All'(lltl) IT."
Ail expression That Sliij llrlng Its I'.ibi In
"1 would give nil I possess In the world
If my boy would only reform," said a
mother, whose son was beyond ail pircntal
control. She was In many ways a con
scientious mother. The neighbors pitied
her and shook their heads over the ways of
She had taught her boy fiom the lllble. it
Is true, everv Sund.i, boxing his ears
faithfully If he made mistakes She had
sent him to church and Siiud.i school
without going with him, jet he was bad.
He was so cute whin little that she
laughed when he stiimpil his foot In anger
or called her "naughij " "Time enough to
train him." she said, "when he Is older"
She was urged to send him to kindergarten,
but she "couldn't afford It "
I. Ike Tops, the bo "jest grow'il "
Often he tugged at his mothei'.s elress
anil begged her to go walking with him.
She "couldn't afford the time-." He had no
company with her, so he found associates
as he eollld
The mother was a good nurse, seamstress,
washerwoman anil cook to him, but no
The bOs of tho stteet. his associates.
cave companlon-hlp and tono to his moral
life. They took pleasure lu teaching him
Tho mother turned the moral Instruction
over to the teachers lu day ami Suinlay
schools, ono of these tciehets suggeste-el a
few good books for the boy to lead.
"Oh, I can't afford It," was the repl).
The same answer was given another, who
suggested that .she hire part of her work
done and give more time herself to tho
Yet she said, when the boy became a man,
she would give all she possessed to seo
him reform. No, she would not. For when
tho chllil came to her In his formative days
she again and again rejected the wiser
course because, us she suld, "I can't af
How nnny mothers there are who 'Van't
alford It." How many hope that time spent
on a boy from b to )-' will make up for neg
lect of the boy from '-' to ti!
'Hie Ant's ll.ililin.
Oh. no' I would not step on the little ant.
She does not wuut o hint )ou. She is til
ing to get uway sately with that tiny white
bundle, it Is her baby, ami she wants
to llnd a wurm. dry place lu which to giio
It fresh air and sunshine. The nuts do
just lib inn so does with bahy brother, only
iney nave no nauy carriages.
The baby ants do not look at all like
their fatheis and mothets, .Manj people
call them giubs. They uie soft, white bun.
dies when they come fiom the eggs which
the. mother ants lay, and the uuise uuts
carry them right uway to the nursery,
which is a loom underground, lleie they
wash tha babies eveiy eliv. just as the
cut washes her kittens. 'Uie loom Is also
Kept us clean umi sweet as nany jacks
nuisery. The nuts lire very fond of the
little white things, and pat anil stioke them
and turn them ovei so that they in.i be
more, comfortable. Isn't that what mamma
does with brother?
On waun. sunny da8 tho muses give
the little ones un c'Miu line cleaning, and
carry them, one by one, to the top of the
ground and lay them in the sunshine.
Once a mun saw the nurse ants bringing
nut the babies, and be wondered If thev
could count the bundles. When they weie
gone for unotuer set oi names, ne geniiy
placed four that were ulrcady out behind
nlaceet lour mat were uiic-aejy oue ue-nuiu
, uiifeient stones. When the ants laid down
the lust bundles they seemed to be
!, ,.rcat lr0uble. and ran here and
theie as If looking for something.
At last they found one of the stiay
babies and can led It to the -Iglit piece.
They sUoked It with the little tet that
you are so afraid of. and ucleit just us
jour maiiimu would if ou should be lest
'Miiv hunted till all four wero brouitnt
back. Do you think, they could souuu j
lp FT FT
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"IIM.'.V t.S.MINICII'At. ItlllOIIM.
I.lllnlnnlliig 1'ntly I'ollllr I'rnni llnlnrs
Altitlrs In t'lilliiilrlililit nml hlnigo.
The mot slgnllle.int feature of our na
tional life nt the present lime Is the avv.ik
etilnB ot the tntnds of men nlnl women to
the pliiitl, HiKlal nnil moral roiullllous
of our titles Semcelv n communll In the
land but hn been ngltnted bv souu Idea
nf munli Ipal reform ngiilnst Iniilili Ipil mis
rule. The rnrnelno.s wllh tthlrh nomrn have
entered into the work has onl been equal
ed by the incnlMl nlertne and mlinlnH
trallie I'.ipai Iti Ihey have shown In evolv
ing better methods and In better infoni'
mciit of existing laws. Their ability grows
with Hie opportunity
As housekeeper mid mother woman rent
l?.f, perhaps, more thnii timn, unfiivoriibb'
clllr conditions If her Interest Is not
grislier she often has the nilianluKe of
time to ilellberate ami discuss Itnptove
tnents In all dlre tions
The movetnentK for munlrlp-il reform are
eotiilucted in various fotms of orRtinlya
Hon, mill shaping Itself to existing clr
i iinistncf. The one uplrlt which seems
to perviule all of Hie best feitpr.illohs.hnw
eier. Is the desire lo eliminate part pon
tine from the hiisineps nrfnlrs thereof to
ep-irale munli Ipal from slate nml national
politics, not to choose ell nlllcl.ils be
i.ilise of their part nllUlntlnns, hill be
cause of their merit ami lithe. Sue It
elimination would he llu tlrt step toward
Uie great eleslderatum of i Ivll service re
form "The 'Municipal l.wiglle,' of Phila
delphia, believes the Intrusion of national
and state polllli s Into the i-onslderatlon ot
municipal affairs Is u potent riiue of the
comparative failure of municipal koi em
inent In Amcrle i."
Among tlu more Import int perlnps Hie
most perfect orgnnlzatlon -Is the- Clile
Federation of Chicago, It hns a central
council of 1,11 members, thlrtv-roiir of whom
ate represemtntlie from the w.inl eoiin
rlls, Its chief activities nre carried on
through the agency of seven large commit
tees. It Is nbsolutel noii-purtlmin and
fiowns iliwn all attempts to pervert Its
actions to tho advantage ot an political
partv or corporation.
Although It has had but a short exist
ence It has led the citizens In nn attack
upon the boa til of nlilermen In Us recent
grant of valuable munli Ipil franchise1 to
private Individuals for lirt cai-s without
aeleiiuiite compensation to the- illy. Our
Ing the legislative session It has given
much attention to bills nlTeeting the city
of Chlesigo It has made successful attacks
upon all forms of gambling under police'
protection, us eirorts at present nre dl
rertesl townnl the etllelenry of g.irhige te
moval and street elo.iiilng. The member
ship of the eenlrnl boely numbers almost
as many women as men, and In this le
isure! It occupies un almost unlepie position
eiiuong leading municipal organizations.
The women In both the Civic IVdeiuticm
and Wom-in's Club are doing n wonderful
work, and they claim their ability to do it
Is Urged due to the Justice and llbemllt of
the Chicago men, as they have given en
coiiragement and generous ilnnnel.il sup
port to nil the women's efforts.
OFIt OWN' CITY
has nt least six useful agencies seeking to
ameliorate existing conditions. All aie lin
ing valuable work, but there hns been no
I'o-opeinllon. If the Civic F lie-ration,
which Is now trlng to organise, wishes to
be recognized ns a thuroughl liberal, pro
gressive feelerutlnn let It neleipt one fenturp
of the Chicago club, nml permit both men
i tul women to ctig.tirn In the administration
MUNICIPAL HHFOItM SHOFt.D IIFOIN
IN Till: iio.mi:.
Neither by federation nor the ballot nlone
ran social eondltlons be entirely changed.
The mother can tendei most fundamental,
direct service, by herself being ullve to
the civic conditions which suiioiind her.
and then awakening in her sons unit
tlaughters from childhood the civic Im
pulses. A household In which the mental
caliber and public spirit of the mother
urge's the free discussion of vital ipies
tlons will h ivo no lack of Intimate ae--qualntance
nor enthusiastic Interest In Its
ounger members. Hv a successful, ton--clentlous
administration of prc-ent duties
nlone woman can show her fitness for
greater responsibilities. The right of suf
frage can be extended In a day, while- the
preparation which renders it valuable re
quires a much longer time-.
MARTHA 11 MOSIIim.
A Itlg Cup ii T 'Ie a.
Do ou remember how the Pilgrims came
away 'rom Hngland lo build houses and
towns In this new countiy. because the
king of Hnglanel would not let them think
about the Ciie.it Kind Power as the w.int
eel to? The'- had a ver hard time at Hist,
but they kept at work anil built themselves
log houses and made gardens and got
chickens and cows and horses nml made
roads. .More people heard about them and
came across the broad water to live with
After a while there were a great ninny
farms and houses and stores, and the Mug
of Fnghind heard about them, too, and
thought. "Well. I'm glad the are still my
people; they are strong, sturd, brave men
I believe 'tis of no use to try any more to
make them think about ever thing as I do
but they ought to ply Hnglanel .something,
because 1 am their king."
For a while" the people felt that thev were
still the children of old llnglaml, and must
of course in some tnone to the king for
sort of looking after thi-m anil helping them
tight the Indians. In fact, they had such
pleasant thoughts about their old home
that they called the part of America where
they lived New lhigland. livery year they
-em money to the king to help pay for the
work of solelleis and sailors.
Hut after a while the king asked them for
a great de-al of money and would not let
them say nil thing about how things should
he managed. So the American farmers
said: "No, we shall not p.i any more of
our money to the king unless he lets us
say something about how it shall lie spent.
We work hard for our money" The king
of Ihigland vvus Vei ungi, and determined
that whenever a ship carried a load of
cloth or any sort of thing to New Fn
gl.ind, tile people theie should pa him for
letting it e utile, besides what tiny paid to
the man whose cloth It was. The. Amer
ican f.irmeis were angi then and made
up their miiiils to pay only what was right
I lie king tnougnt ne wouiu ti tin in, ,uw
Si nt a ship full ot tea over to a place,
called Hoston. anil said that the Americans
should p.i for the tea and something moie
to the king. Hut the people of Ni tt lln
gland remembered the I'llgiluis, who made
tho beginnings of our counti, and thi-y
divided to show the king that they were
the children of the men who had left his
country Many of tlKiu went to the ship,
broke open the test and poured it Into the
water. They made a cup of tea ns big as
Huston harbor ami said they had a tea
part New when people talk about the
Hoston tea part we know they mean that
tune when the Amerluins showed the king
that he must ticat the in fairly.
.MARY HARMON AYUIHxS.
A l.l'l 1I.I-: iouv.
she said, "If I could only earn
niomi) ' 1 haii) cried, t nave stormed, i
have sulked, but my husbind never se-es
in rights on the money question." lleie
the woman's face seemed at llrst sutfusi-d
with teats, then It hardened and her black
eea snapped, "Wlij, before I was mai
ded I had a business of my own which
puld mo well When married I gave JV)
which I had saved to m husband He put
It In Ids stoic. Ami when I iwint money l
have to go to hlni ami nsk for It, as a
child would. He always treats inu us an
ii responsible being, usklng me 'How
much?" 'What do yon want with It?'
'Can't you do without?'
"Actuall, one day I asked him for mon
ey and he asked me, 'llow much." He
handed uie out just what I asked for, a
cents I went home and cried, for I had
hoped ho would give mo moie, as 1 was
in need of a few things for in self
"I lealty feel It Is a sin lu make tho
necessary expendltutes for the house, so
abnormal has my conscience become on the
eiuestlon. , , ..
Taney feeling ourself u culprit every
time ou buy even a 5-reul Mower!
"Then, last year my mother was left
with comiMiatlvely Utile. -Nun, when my
husband wants to send his mother money
ho never asks me. Hut 1 stint and save
in my own seunt wardiohe to help my
mother.aud he grumbles, saying 'tie didn't
many the whole family '
Well." she said In conclusion, "I hopo
that either woman will push heiself more
and more Into business pursuits, so she
need not be- subject to such humiliations,
or else that Ilellamy's scheme for giving
motheis a pension can be made practica
Ants Keep Cons,
There are other wajs in which nuts aro
like us, though their bodies ale so dllfer
eiit fiom ours. ... , ,
Thev have stables uniler the ground In
which they keep guess what? tiny green
plant lice, like those mamma will show
ou on her rosebush. The right name for
these little thluifs Is "aphis." The stable
ants take great caro of them and brlutr
them bits of tender green leaves to eat.
The aphis is the ants cow. It does not
give exactly the same kind of milk that
we drink, but the ants are very fond of
what It does Klve. We call it honey dew.
When un ant wants some he touches tho
aphis, in a certain place and the uphls
gives u tlnv bit of honey.
This seems to mo a wonderful thlug.and
makes ine feel as If the ants were lu some
way i elated to us. Perhaps- us nearly as
third cousins. Indeed, the more we watch
each little live thing, the more we llnd that
each has something about It like us.
Hierythlng Is a iiicg part of the lovely,
useful world la w.lUcft we live.
-tin: i.am or ompho.mim!:.
How Hie .Mother' Unties should He Ar
Thp law of compromise Is n great one In
The mother', dtitlp. .irp onerous nn I
She must envp some tilings undone ami
do olheis half vvtiy
If n woman Is not well lmlnlipeit, tlve
undone dullpn will eiiltse cmMeM Wurrc
and niixlely, even net v on prnnlrntlon, ci
I hey tn IV drive her into srnld.
I4he mnt learn that under lntmrfprt ion
dllloiis it Is not wise to waste fone bv rx
pectins perfect mcnutps.
There Is one nilp lo aid her. T.et ilutbs
which nresucli slmpl becausw of custom
or form, go undone "
llhiburale ilreso for "lf and children
orlp' dPtiliillils, It peifectty pplek and
span house are not essentials to li.iiuiltuss
In home life, but u sweet pttlence and Iov
lug se.rvlre ore.
The link of time tor pursuit of favnrlb
studies bt Inns untold miser lulu inanv
mothers' lues. A hnpp compromise should
Much learning l onlv Hi.- outward slull
of a real ke'rnrl If the muthe r has no tlini
to tiiiike herself ramlllar with the tuiiius
of artists, their works and i lutrai lerlsth
eati she not see befeire her eneh diiv III Hie
works of art, surh as neither Rubens nor
Da Vine I roiild portMi .' Whnt If she foi
gets her Iteethoveti sonatas and Ni'Vins'
gems? Music Is only the visible coloring
of the soul s emotions Does she not hear
within her soul Us groat llow of Jov and
sorrow nml love and pain, iind fee I tin'
lhylhmlc bi-nt, the adagio, the allegretto
movements'' If she cannot lenel all the
late lull els and curri'tit events, she e.m
llnd lime to tend the writers who ill e is.
si'ntlnllv Ihlnkirs. Know ledge- Is of no use
unless II Is such that can build us tip
Oh, for what do we live" Is It lint to be
come gre-at In soul life-? Win will we tint
after the form of thlius and so lose the
spirit Why mlstnke music for the emo
tions R cieates, art for the' soul It s m
boll?es, the etoss for Christ, or even Hie
bodv of Christ for the spit It life It un
folded I i
Prison anil .lull M eerie.
Mm M 11 Cl.uk gave the Wallace Union
a lei interesting account of her visit to
the pilson at .li'ffermm City.
Shi' sepe-uks very hlghl of the ChrKtlan
kindness and hum. me treatment of Wiudeu
l'nce and deputies
Mrs Clark has hid u long experience of
ne'nrly twenty .venrs In prlsem and Jail
work, falthfull working In that diqe.ut
ment of the W, C. T. F. since Us organi
zation. Hv visits, letters, literature and In m.uiv
olhiT pr.ictlcnl was, she has trulv glvi-n
a "he'lplng hiinil," not onl when behind
the bars, but after a prisoner Is released
the time eiften when a frleuid Is most
ne'eded ami her elfotts have been Woti
derfullv bli'ssed In bringing Imp" and
clui'r Into the blighted Ihes of man a
sad one, us the1 have reee lusl a ne'W In
spliatlon to lead mi hunoiabli', upilght
Through the kindness of friends In Fort
Scott, l.i Cygne, .Mound City and Pli-as-nntou,
tbousnnils of binniui'ts of (lowers
have been furnished, ills. Clark for her
People who eiondemn giving Mowers to
prlsoneis ami call It a "weiklv sentiment"
perhaps- would not so rcadll condemn It
If the'' knew ot the heaits that have been
re-ached thiough the loving inlnlstr ot
Mowers, given not to Justify tin- gulltv.
but given only "In Ills name" who Is "not
willing that nny should perish," heating'
with their beauty and frngiiiiiei' nml pol
ity a message' of the Father's love.
onus ami n.Mis.
ICt every no to n child -taiul for no,
"Count twenty befoie s.i) ing don't to a
The literature of a people in Its child-life
Is the llteiature for children
I.i't a child feel ou are displeased not
at him. but at the ln he commits. Can
un nngr parent do this.'
Oentleness in training chlldri'ii does not
mean lick of llrmness. No gentle measuie
can avail without lltmness.
Five minute's' convetsiition with n urn
bo can lay up for the mothers i.irs ot
Weak to linelo evil effects.
"Moll ii. be careful how tine s.i s don't
Thee can say do a hundred times white
thee should sa dun't onei "
"Do not correct n particular fault but
put In a spirit to overcome the class from
which it springs." Jacob Abbot.
"The thou-shalt-nots ot the" nine com
mandments have smill Impoit to the heirt
which keeps the- thou-shalt of the' Mist
It Is easy woik foi n 2n0-pounil imn to
knock out n foitv or lift pound little fel
low and the deed is often done' let we
rare! set a big dog attack a little dog.
Should u man spiak to a neighbor in Hie
stentuiiaii tones in often uses to his ehll
ilren a knock-ilown would ensue'. A court
eous tone to a child is as essential as a
com ti oils tone to a neighbor.
"I feed in baby at all times an I ever
thlng he wants. He Is fatter than ouis "
"Yes, but If sickness comes he will not
have the le-civc siieiigth mine has, to
resist it." said the' sensible inothiT.
Does the child as he scienns out in ter
lor when the' blow descends in tunll suf
fer the not vims stunk we should, if n
giant should att.uk us.' If so. what are
the consequences on the nervous s stem .'
"It Is bettei to lo-e a pint of blood from
vour veins than to have a neive tappet
Noliod ine.isiucs your nervous fence as
it runs avv.i. nor bandages jour brain
and marrow after the operation." Oliver
The tood a child e'.its Is ns coal to the
engine. It creates motive' puller. The
fiower must bale' an outlet. As the child
eitinot think, he lets out all sill plus n
e'lg by siindiy little kicks anil drum
ming of lingers Should he be Ion d to
keep eitilet continual!, the nerics suite r.
Pel naps insanity 111 lalei life is a iciiisi
iiue'iice. Wee 1 nigh nt the babe when he takes
wrong steps, vi hen he makes mistakes in
Iinguage. We hang with interest on his
fullering steps. Can w not eeuiiomle
some of euir Interest and pleasure at this
age and sine It for the ii-e.ii-uld boy and
girl? if his studies ate- too much for him,
il he can't gia-p their iiii'.ining, oh let us
watch him null the same Interest and
temlcrness In his pie-cnt falterlngs. v hy
need ne seolj him and dilve him?
"I will break that child's will," said the
father, a Pu'sbierlan inuilstci, when his
child refusi'd to s.i the Lord's praer.
It Is hen libit to tell, but the incident Is
leal. The father actually whipped the
child to death. He did not realize that for
tlm time the child was insane, elld not
know anything except Hie one purpose it
started out with. Had the father given i
slight punishment for disobedience and
waited until the child had gotten back Its
H'lison, he piohaldy could kindly halo
talke-d It Into obedience.
Childhood's son oils are real.
Heccher relates these two Incidents. Ills
own mother had bought at personal s.uil
tice some rate tulip bulbs. He and little
Harriet thought tin were onions Thiy
ate hem. lie speaks with Rif.it gratitude
of his mother. She did not punish them.
She told them what the had really done
and how much she had lost. This made
the two little ones sony and they viero
careful never to repeat like olfenses.
Ills step-mother was a bus woman with
many cares. , , , ,
One time Henry Ward look tho cloi I:
npatt, not to destroy It, but to inii'Stigute.
She whipped him seiercl. lie remem
bered this whipping as unjust and always
spoke of It a little bltteil
Tho sins of ehlldien often spring from a
real source of ilrtui', a inlsiomipiiuii of
the older people's, views
Sometimes a child lies in nn effort to
please his mother. He tells her in- has
r.ikeel the nrd, which he has not, thinking
only of the satisfaction he can glie lur.
It Is her dtit to sec iih he has Heel, to
look ut It fiom his standpoint and then
show him how she looks at, it,.
Often u child eicii steals, lie knows
nothing of the rights of proper!. Hut ho
does love to please "mamma" with u gift.
Should the mother not sen eh his matin,
she muy do him inestimable liuim We ull
can look back ut our childhood d.is and
remember with poignant sorrow how our
little childish Intentions were ludely mis
understood, "Training children Is chance work," suld
"1 hud a cousin who raised her children
very strict! . They obe')ed her Instantly.
Hut when th''" giew up the sun )iecuinu u
driinkurl ami the girls lllrts.
"1 hud another cousin nhoso boys wero
looki'el upon as bad boys. The were mls
chleious fellows, alwas up to pranks, The
mother seldom punished, True she was
aluas tulklng to and nlth them. Now
the boys are grown, ami two better bo
ou ncier saw, 1 da not believe in our
tinely spun theories."
"Don't you gee the difference?" said Mrs.
"The one mother gave to her children
the mere form of right living. She did not
put Into them any desires or motives for
true lives. So soon as outward restrictions
could be put away they followed their nat-
jncunatious, wnicn nan never
Thev were onlv propped.
The other mother let her Lois develon
their own Indlvidualtles, but at right times
mid places gale them proper dliectlons.
Some people muke lor their children's
characters a plaster parts mold and pull
ani stretch them Into IV
SLEEP AND REST
In a WARM BATH w
AM) A SIM1U3 APPLICATION OP
SOME MISSOURI LEGISLATION.
i in: m w
l.usy INe ie'
tilllll ami u
iie ll for
l VIeiHt Alro-
e ieills ( rillle.
Dining the last state assembly Dr. J. U
Short, of Phelps count, luirmiiiecil house
bill J.H, elltllli'd "An net to protect females
between II and lb i ars of ages"
The bill made an assault upi"l Oiing
gills a simple niisdi mi iinoi, iiunlsliable b
Impilsounient lu county Jill not less than
one month nor nuue than six. months: or
by hue, not less than Hi nor moie than
J.'iiio, ".it the dlse letloii or the couit."
Dr. Stunt ill i'M the hill thus mildly be,
cause he teaied opposition In the house
that would elele.it the measuii'.
No one Is disposed to Impugn Dr. Slum's
motlies. The- were good. Se'clng that
Missouii law makes the gill adult fur
puiposis of lice at the age of II (it was
lorimil I.'), he sought to shield he r
thiough these four yea i a until she attained
In r m.iloiii
The bill passi'd the house with le'ss than
a elo.i u dissenting lutes, among them
those ot siiei.il piomlncut members moie
Is the pit ivhui-o nppuslllon was delei
lu the si n.tte the committee on eilmUinl
jllllspiudeui e seemed to Wtlllt 10 smother
the bill, letting It go no furthei.
Tills Di. Slant iiieienli'd by appealing
before' the committee nml ihmandlng a
repent of some kind, after which it was
ri'poited adverse!. When tin bill came
up tor discussion before the vote was
luke'ii. ceitutn sciwitois loaeled It with
amendments. In which the house would
not likel loucur "Mlsdemianoi" nils
changed to "telony puiilshalih by Impris
onment in the penitentiary for a, teiiu of
two e ars " , ,
llowiii r, the hnuso elld concur, the bill
passed, vius slgneel by tin goicinoi, unit Is
now the' law.
Its tet Is as follows: "If any poison
our the age of lh eais sh ill hive carnal
know ledge- ot ail unman led female, of
pii'llousli elriste c li.iiae tel, between the
ages of 11 and IS yiius, ho shall be deemed
guilty ot ,i iilouv, and, upon conviction
tbeleof, be' plllllSllnl by lllllllsOllllleUt In
the penitential' foi a teim of two yens,
or li a tine of not less than Jluu not more
than Siuo. or by Impi Imminent In the conn
ti Jill uoi less than one month nor more
thnn sis inunths, oi by both such line and
ImpilMininent, lu the disci etlon ot the
The teit of this law Unites- comment.
For the sake of cuiislsti lie It should lead.
"If nny male oici 10" Why Is tlm human
male a "person" moie than the human fe
male' Why should glils and women be
eleuumlii.iteil "lim.ilis" iii I in an mop;
than boiti and men should bo called
A Just nml cultured elv illei.ition. hiving
outgiown ihe barbarisms of the past, will
llOt !' gllllt of tlUSe eXplcssiOllb
in fully seven eases out of tell the clause
"of pn'ilousl chaste diameter" nukes an
avenue thiough vihleh the guilt will es
cape. What of the pre ilousl ehusie char
ueter ot the other partner In this dual
A recent Instance In our own state will
llllustriile hau this law will work , In tin
iiesiern part of Mai ion county between
two little towns, Fmerseiii and Phil plel
phla, lives a fanner (name withheld for
obvious seasonal who his a prctt daugh
ter just past 17 eurs of age In the home
community this oiing gill has alw.i been
deemed a little dellcleiit mcntall.
One i veiling Mil in Ajull I'lkt a jounp
man well known to the t.imll came with
a horse and buggy to invite the .1 iiightir
to a part some miles distant Willi full
consent or her paieiils she went Instead
of taking hei to the part the oung in in
took her to an abandoned farm house,
where by preilous agreement he was met
by seien other 0img men, two of whom
were man led. and here nn atrocious and
unspeakable i rlmo was committed and le
poated, Right men ugalust ono silly yoiiuu
In the morning when her lurents de
manded an explanation of hei pitiable con
dition she pave name's ami facts.
Tho father brought suit against these
young men, and the trial took place in
ly testimony ot tho criminals and others
like unto them, called for their defense,
the silly oung girl was proicu to lie of
"fireilousl unchaste charactci" also as
giving "consent." On the list head no
testimony save that of the men on trial
could be taken.
Tho young men wero all acquitted on
these grounds. Most men and women
leading these facts will Hush with Indig
nation over this trial and its result. Hut
the fault Is with the law which plays Into
tho hands of base men. Good men are a
law unto themselves; It Is the bad who
Note uUo the further provisions of this
if P' &1 IhiJ
li L j&l W ft IT
jS&K -s. -jslI ',, '''s
I 1 iw foi tin i a- es, a pi of the guilty. If
a mm i- il h, no m.iltel how elesfierute
iii.il be lit- e nun , until and Inexperlem e
he m.i pu Ills line and go fri'e to v le
Hinl. anothei f hi' lacks tnone, but
has fib uK and Inlliie'tie e he ran spend
.me month In the eoiinlv jaI. but the llrst
iliiise mentioned Is Uie loophole thiough
Him ll In far tin great! r number may i s
i ape Ail lilliln i an -el lire witnesses
among bis i hums to smirch the character
of a chid, thoughtless girl
The law should giio Justin to all Anv
violin inn of punt should bear as heavily
eti the' man as on the woman.
Purity, chastity and tide Illy are no more
obligatory on woman than on man, but
the theoiy that sm h Is tine hns resulted
In World-Wide suffi ring and injustice to
man and woman: for wrong clone forever
ttinl ever reacts on the doer with greater
fence than on the teelplcnt.
So far. laws haling to do with sex rela
tions have nlwnvs had a iniseullni' bias,
Ik cause made' solelv by men. Had tin
been made bv women onli, tlm bias would
have been feminine, no mure to be desiicel
than the former.
The golelen mean can never lie ri'iiehed
In law and gnicrnnient until, us lu the
peifeet home, the combined wisdom ot man
an I woman Is supii'ine.
Then, and not until then, shnll we hnve
Just In iv coneernlng mart luge, dliorce, cus
toli of ehlldien, rape, seduction, control
of piopctty and eieij- otlu r matter that
touches man and woman alike and this,
not because' woman Is be tter or worse than
man. nor bemuse man Is better or woie
than woman, but Uvea use the law nf dual
ity of si runs thiough the e-ntlre uni
verse and must be remcnizi'd because each
se has Its own functions, powers, nubil
ities, disabilities. wesikness and
stri'iigth: then-foie, eni h must have
VOlee and Hei isiou ill ever" l.cw
mid every condition Men must not
legislate solely tor women, nor women lor
mm hot together thev must Se'ek the
greatest gooel for the gleatest numbers.
Anything Sliori oe cues liens aeicui Ml .lies-
tlco. and justice pieenles tho hlahest good.
.MItS. Ol.AllA C. HUFFMAN.
Tho tiniest leaf put forth for earth' aaorn-
F!e'l.s It with shade:
Sharp noodluml grapes grow sweet lie
lieath the touches
Hy autumn laid.
The coollnB breath to gasping life in sum.
Comes after rain!
Kartli, drirhliiif -t'ep of sunbeams, plunges
Into the dark nisulil,
Alternato light and gloom, tho law of un
title. And not iilono . , .
Turns heavenward tin (moiU.cil visage
lu any .one
Up overy mountain path, tliroush every
Hy hearts' blood stained.
Wo truck life's jiilurlra tn some Boal ot
Their feet have gained,
Ami mark wheie tlloands hy the wayside
Tin. littie.r elramzht
Ot ills.ippulntiuent, pQhiQi.eil past all heal.
He has not llil Velio lias nut lost or suf.
Ami litis of pain
limn in the color of our deeper nature
llum out the stain.
Hop hath Its shadows, grief Its compen
sations, And lost dell.'lit ... ...
Oft strikes the untried nuruiomeu vv limit
To vibrant might,
And you, with sobbing breathe submerged
au'l sti angled.,
Heneath this woe,
Ma rise at last to walk its viavo un
tumbled Hy depth below,
And the lost coulldonce in one deemed
New tulth may weave
Into the- "uuntle beautiful," coucualltuj
All sins that gtleve.
And when, grown stronger through the ox
ercislux Of noblei fiowers. ...
You llnd our words to some sad heart re
freshing As dew to llowcrs.
And feel through all your now and tender
Kinship with pain. .,.,. T . ,
Then will ou sa, I thank Thee, I.ord.thut
Is not in vain
-ULeKANOH M. DUN.NV,
HoM tttroxiichout the vorU. DtWA
dpotl 1' NCf,TBT 1, 80t, 1, KlQff
I .lwrl-t , London Iott Pica s
(.HtU COr,8(lle I'lOpel , IIOPtOB, MeUI
U.S.A. MlUttoutDty,iSklafMtn. )
Miotic run sotinir.icN woii:n.
Miss .llisephlllli liell C.lles iiiiiii Alllleo
oil u l.llei snliji'i t
Since I secured the arrest of thought
that enrolli ! me a member of the W. C.
T. !'. I have rcjulieel In the Idea that
"Hv night and d.i. on sol ami shore,
Soiuebod'.s woiklng for sumebod."
Soine'lioil hns been working for me sieve
the ailnni of Christ. In the present "n
tury, Ian Stone', Susan ll. Anthony, Fr in
ies illard, l.ady Isabel Somerset ind ell
the women of the W C. T. U. .no nobly
working for somebody.
A grand army of women was nt th.
ic.irl.l's , nilC'elltlnn (list closed III Ixitl'li n
The world will soon feel the pulsations r
tint i-re'iH motlii'r heart, the Muriel's Su'n
en's Christian Temperance t'nion
I f. It national pride to think our
own beloied Willard Is the president c f
such un august bud ot leprcscnta'iiv
My stnte pride -was encouraged bv 'he
ability ..epresc'OU'd in the fiorjiOu of our
uvin state president, CUra C. Hoffman
My sectional prble was augmented ly
the cnbligram calling illss Hello Kearney
Horn Mississippi to take pait lu the pro-Ce-e
I am rurther pleased to think our distn f
presilent has seeuri'd the Kansas i i
Journal for to-day, pleased with her enui
firlse and the paper she hns Issued.
A wold in legnrd to sectional lssili s jf
th- elay. A section of country becomes no
unit iiroiuiel which the nation revolvej
Would that I eeiiilel sfieak to the women of
the Sotithlan I to encourage them to lu it
this great reform the extinction of the b
epior tiallli. I am astonished tliat tin i i
not unito uuiler the leadership of two sii li
noble women as Sallie Chapln. of S oih
Cirolinii, and Hello Kcarni, of Mississippi,
and lead the ho-ts 111 Is'jm to victory oier
The Daughters of the Confederacy Mnd
that vb tlms of dlpsumanii 11 1 1 the "homes"
of i'X-Ceiiife di rates, that liquor lui s tho
loteis of the South mid keeps the whoe
e mini ev mined llmineialli . because tho
saloons under tan senate t.humhir ami tho
huuse- of icpiescntutlves in Washington,
1). C. are tilled with drunken congress
men whenever an Important measure Is
before those bodies. I un glad to siy that
the women of Mississippi have taken no
lle u of this tact and the president of that
state his recommended congressmen to
take tin Keele euro before the nett ses
sion of congress
A Boutin rn milium has great Influence
l i- family ind m Ighhorliood. A large)
nuniDci of inters are unconsciously liillu
eneed b the opinions ot wife, mother ami
"mlstlss " She shoulel woik for tho up
lifting of the wciild. Ami the churclignlug;
women of the South should Join the W. C.
T, L. in Its battle against the liquor tiiif
llc. Northern women heuih'il the reform
which c iilmlnate il lu the civil war iind tho
enfranchisement of the slaves of the South.
Ooel will gin this other reform the ub
olltlon of tin liquor tialllc Into the humid
of Southern women if they will lake it.
I heat a iry ugalust Wall street bankers
ami monopolies of all kinds. 1 hear a de
mand lor the lauds of the eminent domain
now passing Into their hands, a demand
for betti i prices for Southern commodi
ties, foi Imiuuii meiits In mining and ug
ijciitturc, for opening Southern wnter
w.i s, for the ii inunetU.itlon of silver and
the enti.iuehlseiiKiit nf woman. This cry
should become univers il
Northern women fi'ed the nigroes with
out a iote; cannot Southern women f re a
iheniselies without a iote? Just ilemand
It. MISS JOSHPHINIJ V. KULLei',
She sat alone In her room, one day,
Tring to write a song
Some line tint were Brand, or grave o
To help this issue along.
When at tho door r.imn the rat-tat-tat
Of llngeis two times Hie
The open sesame to her who sat
Striving her thoughts to hlie.
She had hopeel to win herself a name
Thu should My the city o'er;
Hut who could write when her darling
Pleadingly tapping on door?
Who could write while soft dimpled armi
About her m.'k were thrown?
Who could resist the sweet baby charms
of the darling ull her own?
So. bidding adieu to thoughts of fame,
Not worth much ut the best.
She gently kissed the dear little dame.
And slowly rocked her to rest. ..
An Illinois man. iiho was traveling in
Vermont, was not favorably impressed with
"Why. u gosn," ne taici. -mar am i u.
prairie In the hull dinged state that ain't
tilted un to an angle of about U degrcits