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Dorothy Dix's Article
on The Home and Mother of Today
Domestic Misery is Due to Old Adam
and Eve Causes and Not to the Woman's
Pulse of the Box Office is Actor's
Best Indicator, Says Florence Nash
Hy DOHOTHV 1)1X.
Congressman Stanley E. Bowie, of rin
clnnltl, who defeated Nicholas Long
worth, ex-Piesldent Itoosevelt's son-ln
law, for congress, has bcin expressing
himself on the woman question t th't
"I am the apostle
of the old man,
inero man, tryan
nlcal man. Of the
old old man who
brings home the
lent, who eats
out of a kettle at
noon, and fills It
with kindling to
carry homo at
Dlaht. Of the old
man va wrestles
with the payment
of the Insurance
and struggles with
the first, second
oi chattel niort-.
gage. Of the old
duffer who created
a condition of refuge where woman an J
her private fortune nro Immune even
from Its creditors who have furnished
her with the food she eats and the Pari
clothes she wears.
"Oh, yes, the homo Is great, and women
are great and our homes were greater In
former days the days of our mothers,
when there was no clamor for the ballot
The home today Is not so great as It was
in former days. The deplorable state if
our homes Is the doleful, sociological
fact of the feverish question of the hour,
the craze for suffrage."
The "apostle of the old man" seems to
be also the apostle of ttio dodo, for the
man who eats out of his bucket at noon,
and brines It home full of kindling, Is
about as extinct as the mythological bird.
Also, It may bo remarked In passing,
that the halcyon state of affairs, from ;t
feminine standpoint, where men "created
a condition of refuge where a woman and
her private fortune were Immune from
even the creditors who had furnished
her with food and Paris clothes,' and eke
from her husband, does not exist, as
every woman will testify who has a llttbi
money of her own.
The one Interesting thing, however, in
Congressman Bowdlo's diatribe on women
is his assertion that our homes were,
If Cross, Feverish, Bilious and
Sick Let "Syrup of Figs"
Glenn Its Little Wusto
No matter what alls your child, a gen
tle, through laxative physic should
always be the first treatment given.
If your chljd Isn't feeling well; rest
ing nicely; eating regularly and acting
naturally It Is a sure sign that It's little
stomach, liver and 30 feet of bowels
are filled with foul, constipated waste
matter and need a gentle, through
oleunslng at once.
When oroES, Irritable, feverish, stom
ach sour, breath bad or you little one
has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, sntfi throat,
full of cold, tongue coated; give a tea
spoonful of Syrup of Figs and in a few
hours all the clogged up waste, undiges
ted food and sour bile will gently move
on and out of Its little bowels without
nausea, griping or weakness, and you
will surely have :v well, happy and smil
ing child again shortly.
With Syrup of Figs you are not drug
ging your children, being composed en
tirely of luscious figs, senna and aroma
tics It cannot be harmful, betddes they
dearly love Its delicious fig taste,
Mothers should always keep Syrup
of Figs handy. It is the only stomach,
liver and bowel cleanser und regulator
r.Ki-dcd-a lltte given today will save
a ok child tomorrow.
Pull directions for children of all age
a: ul for grown-ups plainly printed on the
st your druggists for the full name,
yrup of Kl!i and Ellstr ot Senna",
ireparcd by tho California Flisrup Co.
ThiH Is tin' df !' -ous t'neln;?, genuine old
reliable. l'.ifuso anything vise offered.
greater In former duys. tho days of our
mothers, and that the deplorable state
of the home at present Is the result of
tho orazo for suffrage.
The answer to this assertion is that
there's nothing the matter with tho
homo of today, nor the mothers of to
day. The peoplo who talk about how
superior things were in the times of our
giundparents belong to the has-been
class who are forever telling us how
much better the tallow candles and the
stage cohc'Ii were than electric lights and
the automobile are.
Our grandmothers and our mothers
were good women and good mothers, and
did the bost they could for their homes
and children according to the lights they
had, but they didn't know the first thing
I about housekeeping, nor chlld-re arlng, ac
j cording to modern standards. Nor did
they put in h tithe of the thought or in
telligence on the proposition of making
a homo or bringing up their children that
, their granddaughters do.
Wo are forever heurlng about how tho
! women of the past devoted themselves to
i thetr children, and how the women of
today neglect theirs. Hut did you ever
go to some old country churchyard and
look at the lines of little graves In every
family plot? You will see four five
six, sometimes more of these heartbreak
ing little mounds, showing how the bibles
died through their mothers' lack of cure
of them. You will not see anything like
that In a modern cemetery, and the ita
son for It Is the unceasing care, the bter
illzatlon of the milk, the work and
watchfulness that the mothei of today
gives to her babies, and that enables her
to rear even a delicate child.
The mothers of tho past felt that' they
had done their full duty by their children
If they fed them and clothed them, and
kissed them, when they were good, nnd
spanked them when they wcro bad. The
mother of the present belongs to Mothers'
clubs, and Child Study clubs, and brings
every particle of Intelligence she has got
to beur on doing the best she can for her
offspring. Instead of neglecting her
duties as a mother, she overdoes It.
As for the housekeeping, not one of us
but would be horrified at our grand
mothers' slipshod way of doing things,
at her lack of knowledge of food values
and sanitation, and her wasteful ex
travaganco In throwing things away.
Grandma's housekeeping would bank
rupt any man of today, and give him
chronic dyspepsia to boot.
Taking things by and large, homes were
never us well managed, nor children so
Intelligently and conscientiously cared
for as they aro today, und Its about time
to stop talking about the terrible condi
tions of domestic life, for there isn't a
word of truth In It
People liko this Hip Van Winkle con
grcssman seem to hold It against the
modern woman that she no longer spirit
and weaves, but buys ready made cloth
from the factory. With equal Just'ir tin "
might criticise the farmer because he no
longer plows with a crooked st.ek. but
uses a highly Ingenious machine run by
electricity. And anyway. It was men
who Invented the loom, and the spinning
Jenny, and started the canning factory.
Blame them. If you want to blame any
body for woman forsaking her ancient
Nor aro women responsible for the high
cost of living. It was Mister Armour
and Mister Swift, and not Mrs. who or
ganized tho Beef tni!t. nnd It was men
politicians and not suffragists who made
It possible to do so.
The contention that the "deplorable
state of our homes Is due to the doleful
sociological fact of the craze for suf
frage" la too laughable to be seriously
Domestic misery there is In plenty, but
It comes from the old Adam and Bvo
causes, not from tho new woman's rights
Indeed, the ratio of divorce Is particu
larly low in the countries and states'
where women have the franchise, which
shows that the right to vote has no moro
effect on a woman's affections than It
has on a man's, and that love arid not
politics rules the hearthstone.'
Tho women of Ohio came very near to
j getting the right to vote last fall. They
I will vote before Congrrstinaii Bowdle's
i term of office Is up. It will be Interesting
to notice whether he will then hold such
' rahU views upon the decadence of the
! home and tbi 'doleful sociological sub.
J Jtct of woman suffrage
Hy MAIUSAKKT UUIiUAUl) AV12K.
"The thing that has helped me the
most In my stage success Is that I have
a father and a mother to turn to, und a
homo to gOj buck to. and I can always
wire home for money if 1 should need
Miss Florence Nash sprung this sur
prising theory of her quick und 'tri
umphant advancement In her profession,
and the remark Is typical of the girl.
Miss Nash, who plays the cleverest little
blackmailer In Bayard Velller's play
"Within the Law," Is a sincere and
earnest young girl, with big, wide open
eyes, n wide open mind to match, and a
humorous curving mouth. Her perfect
absence of pose marks her ns of the new
generation of actroesses who take their
work seriously nnd without frills. She
never mentions that much-abused word
"temperament" once, for which many
thanks, though I'm sure she has It, and
magnetism to burn.
Dressed In a slmplo white frock, and
sitting straight up In he;- chair no
lounging for her In the morning MIsb
Nash looked the natural, wholesome,
clever girl Bhe Is, and it was with dif
ficulty that I renlled that this young
person knew a good deal of stage life,
partly from experience (for she has
been on the stage since she was four
teen), but mostly from association with
her family, all well-known In the .lie
"Leaving out all sentimental reasons,
the girl who goos on tho Htago Bhould
always have her family's consent, be
cause stage work Is so exceedingly pre
carious, and for the first few years at
least a girl must have a home to g)
back to. Then she should have money
onough to keep her for tho first year,
Just us she would If sho wcro studying
In Europe, for during that time she is
lenrnlng her trade, or beginning lo any
how." were some of Miss Nash's Ideals
anent the stage struck girl.
"How about the natural born actress?
Does sho not succeed at once, Juit walk
on and do the thing right?" I Inquired.
"I've been in the company with many
of tho best representatives of the natural
school of acting Frank Mclntyre. for
Instance, and K. If. Dobson and others
and I'vo noticed that there Is more tech
nique In their work than In uny other
kind, but Ihelr work Is so skilfully cov
ored over that every one thinks It is
"After all. to my mind, acting Isn't
an art; It's a profession Into which art
enters very greatly, of course."
"Then you would look upon it as a
more or less commercial proposition, Miss
"Why not? After all. It's the so-called
commercial actor who gives the public
what it wanti, and who succeeds bo
cause he Is constantly working and
studying to find out what that public
does want, and he has tho pulse ot tho
box office to go by.
"Did you ever realize how hard It Is
fur a person who Is on the stage to do
nny studying? There Is no great school
where I, for Instance, who have been
associated with modern plays mostly,
could go and study Shakespeare In a.
c.ass under some eminent exponent of
the classic drama. If I take up fencing
It Is real fencing, not stage, fencing, I
learn, which is entirely different.
"I have a scheme, and my sister and I
aro going to carry it out In the spring,
I hope. We want to give a scries of
plays In which the players shall play
the parts they want to play, often nn
entirely different lln from what they
are generally associated with. For In
stance, Miss Zelda Iears, who Is known
ns a comedy star, would play Mrs.
Alompln in Ibsen's 'Ghost' She could do
It. People would come to laugh, but they
would stay to applaud.
"Many other well known actresses and
actors are interested In the Idea. I sup
pose we shall lose money at It, but wo
will learn a lot and bo able to play parts
that seem to be entirely out of our line."
She was full of enthusiasm.
"How would you educate the audiences
to the change?"
"Oh. the audiences. I wonder If they
realize their effect on the players. An
audience can put a damper on an entire
performance, espoclally In musical
comedy and vaudeville. After the first
number the singers will come back and
say. 'It's a hard audience.' That's enough.
From then on the actora work to thra'v
out the audience, and half their efforts
go for noth'ug They work against tre
mendous odds und they can't give a good
"I went to a matinee at the opera the
jollier da and heard Caiuso. The man 1
Do We Sleep Too Much
as Well as Eat Too Much?
UAItltlCTT 1'. HKIIVIKS HAYS; "Thomas A. KiIIhiiii Tlilnkw We Do,
mill (lie (J rent Inventor. Wlio l)icr Nut Sleep Over Two llour a
Dny for Weeks) nt a Time, llns Acriunnltituil Sonio KxceeilliiKly
InterestliiK Kvlilenoo on the Subject."
y OA1UIKTT l. SHItVIHtf.
Hut little and sleep IltlU' that Is
Kdiimn'H prrtcrlptltin for the attainment
of long life
IU talks about It very entertainingly
in Hciirst s Magazine for February, giv
ing his reosoiis
und his proofs,
derived from the
experiences of his
own fatuih I do
not repeat them
hurc, but It must
be ead that u limn
lived to the age
of 104, und then
died, not from uny
dlseaso at all. but
Blmply because lie
felt thut he had
had enough of life.
und because "the
celts of hla body were uuxluus to get
uway. ' whose father lived and died "the
satuo way." and who, himself, at the ago
of 67, has Just "waged u forty-day cam
paign for the perfection of the photp
graph, during which tin nover slept more
than two hours u day," Is certainly Justi
fied In thinking that ho had discovered
a .secret worth making known to the
Thn doctors have long been telling us
that wi eat too much there are very
few who take the opposite view but as
to sleep they !iavn prenprally gratlflqd our
own propensities by assuring us that
eight hours out of every twnty-four ara
not too much.
Mr. Kd!non stoutly combats this, and
ho backs up Ills assertion thnt. wo sleep
about twice too long, by additional ex
amples from his own family, who. It
sarins, have coma around to his opinion,
F1X5HI3NCE NASH IN WITHIN THE LAW."
was with kept saying, 'Isn't thut leiiutl
ful?" 'Then, why don't you applaud and
1st him know you think so?' said I. 'for
he hadn t thought to do that, and even
Caruso needs tho encouragement, of ap
plause "The worst fault one can find with tin
audiences, however, is that they will
come In late and Insist on talking. A
whole theater party comes In after th?
curtain is up, settles itself with much
laughter and bustle. They call for pro
grams, and then they find that they huv
missed a good deal of the piece, and tlu
actors hear bits of conversation like this:
" 'What's It about?'
" 'Why, no. I thought It was 8:30!'
" Nu. 1 haven't seen it, but Belle sulil
it was very good!'
" 'Who Is she?'
" 'So sorry I dropped my opera glasses!'
" "What did sho say!'
" '1 didn't hear that. Why don't th"?y
talk louder?' etc., etc.
"It's not very easy to go on with 111"
play when this happens many times, '
concluded thin serious young artist, with
u merry face.
"Audiences aro much later in getting
Jn their seats than they used to be, und
often half of thn first act cannot be heard
for the laughter und chatter. I wish they
would remember that their conduct Ij
half of the show."
Advice to the Lovelorn
Uy I113ATHICI5 KAIHPAX.
Uy WILLIAM J KIHK.
I suppoBQ our old friend Adam wno tho only man on earth
Who never had advice.
Who never, In hla sadder moods, or In his hours of mirth,
Was glvon good advice.
When ho chawed that raw old apwlo and tho world began to hum,
When he hoofed it from the Garden and tho outlook looked glum,
Vice was launched upon the planet, but advice was yet to come
Vice's neighbor, good advice.
Now our deep sea friend, old Noah, when he tinkered with Ills ark,
Waa given good advice.
A lot of wlso ones said, "Howuro of sailing in tho dark!"
It seemed like good udvlco.
Out Noah heard tho good ndvico and finished up Ills boat,
And aver to Mount Ararat he took a little float;
He heard them out with patience, but ho didn't glvo a groat
For all their good ndvico.
Advice comes ofton from the heart from somo good friend and true,
Who hates to glvo advico;
Some friend who gently chides because ho thinks a lot of you,
And hands you real advice.
But after all is done and said, and wjien his song 1b sung,
No matter how you love him or how silvery Is IiIb tongue.
You'll elinply smile and walk away- and keep ou gutting stung.
What good Is good advice?
Ills liuve I Coollnir.
Dear MIsh Fairfax: I have been going
with a gentleman for the last four months
who Is one year my senior. He has my
photo and will not return it. How cuu I
Ktt the same returned? I have written
him several letters and have not re
ceived nn answer to one of them. Is 't
for the reason he does not care for me,
or what Is the cause?
Unlesi you hnvo the' assistance of a
father or a brother you cannot enforco
your demand for your photograph. I am
sorry you gava It to him, hut since you
have done, so, waste no time in regrets.
lct both hi m und the mutter drop. You
inly strengthen his conviction that you
care for him by writing him.
The Are Illullt.
Dear Miss Fairfax: 1 am a country
girl who ts staying in thu city during the
winter to go to school. I met during the
first part of the year a young man who
love me und whom 1 love, but when I
wrote to my parents of our engagement
they nimle Inquiries as to Ills habits
und found out OnU ho smoked a great
many cigarettes. Now, my folks aro verv
much opposed to cigarettes und have for
bidden m to have anything more tn da
with htm ELAINE.
A man who smokes a great many
clgurnttes may have some good qualities,
but the odds are all aguliuit it.
Obey your parents; they are right
nnd are now satisfied nnd thriving on
four or five hourn' sleep per day
Of course, no man cun set rules on
such a subject that all others may safely
follow Very much depends upon ti
makeup of the Individual, and It Is sig
nificant that persons of great mentnl
activity usually sleep less that those
whose bruins nrp not o rich, or sn well
developed. Napoleon nnd Frederick tie
Oreat got alnng with threo or four hours
seep a day. nnd Edison, It appears,
averages ovrn less. Hut In all these cas -s
the sleep Is iir perfoct ns It Is brief.
There nro no dreams, no rcstlrssness,
while It lasts. It Is tho pure rsspnrn ot
nbsolutn rest. Probably those mysterious
readjustment that go on among the
molecules of tho brain and tho budy
during sleep are inado nioro rapidly and
more thoroughly' In "profound slumber
than when the real Is broken.
It follows Hint everybody ought to try
to ncqulre tho ability to sleep quickly
nnd soundly. The greut obstacle to
prompt arrival of sleep Is the habit of
keeping the mind actlvp after thn head
touches the pillow. Say your prayers be
fore you He down and not uftor. Edison
avers that ho cannot think after he guts
to bed. He has tried It out of curiosity,
but has brain won't work. Tho moment
he lies down he falls asleep.
And then comes tho correlative and
very Important fact that tho Instant hi
Is awako ho Is all awake. "My eyes are
as light ns feathers tho moment I open
Think what he galnts by that; nnd then
think what tho world at large would gain
If people In general could ncqulre tho
same control over sleep. Four hours Ij
half a lejful day'H work. Supposing thoso
four hours ho saved for work, us they
ought to be, and not lor plensure, tin
dolly product of human energies could
be. Increased to per ccni.
Perhaps science may some day come to
our aid n this matter. It may discover
tho real mechanism of sleep, and by
aiding nature In her restorative process,
enable everybody to get along with four
hours of sleep or les. it would be an Im
mense boon, Uy constant oiling an en
gine can be made to run unceasslngly
without damage to Its parts. Bleep seems
to bo a kind of natural pauso for oiling
the body, but Is It Impossible to suppose
that the duration of this pause inay bi
so greatlly cut down by Increasing the
efficiency of tho molecular oiling that
half the time now lost may be saved?
Anyhow. Edison's molecules appear to
have got Into a condition of almost per
petual oiling, either through heredity or
through the exercise of will power
You cannot expect to acquire this fac
ulty at once, for no doubt it demands a
great deal of effort and resolution at first
Hut you might mnke nn experiment nnd
cut off a little sleep at a time, remem
bering nlways that tho most Important
thing Is to leat n bow to fall asleep the
moment you lie down. Don't cultlvato
sleep; tuke It only when you absolutely
teed It NapoUon could take a nap In the
saddle that made him twice as terrible
to the enemy the Instant ho awoke.
There Is something almost convincing
about Ellison's saying that "sleep Is dim
of our pleasures, and the human tendency
Is always to overplay a pleasure about
M per cent."
THE SECRET OF LONG LIFE.
Do not sen the iprlags of life by neglect oi the human mechanism, by sltawfaM
the eoumuUtion of poison In the system. An imitation ol Nature's method oi
reitorinf waste of tissue and impoverishment of the blood cad nervous strength i
to take an Iterative glyoerio extract (without alcohol) of Golden Seal and Oregon
(rape root, Bloodroot, Stone and Mandrake root with Cherrybark. Over 40 years
ago Dr. Pierce gave to the publie Ibis remedy, which he called Dr. Pierce' Golden
Medical Discovery. He found it would help tho blood in taking up the proper ele
ment! from food, help the liver into activity, thereby throwing out the poison from
the blood and vitalizing the whole system as well as allaying and toothing a cougb.i
No one ever take cold unless oonstipated, or exhausted, and having what we
call ml-nutrtt Ion, which It attended witn impoverished blood
and exhaustion of nerve force. The " Discovery" 1 an all
round tonio whtoh reitore tone to the blood, nerve and
heart by imitating Nature's method of restoring waste
of tUtue, and feeding the nerve, heart and lungs on rieh
I auffrd from psln under my rlsht thonkUr blade also Vry
MYtre cough," wrltos Uas. W. Dork, of Mow Brooklsnd. 8. C. to Dr.
li. V. rUrcs. Buffalo, N. V. Had four different doctor toi none did
ma any good. Bom ssid I had consumption, others saU I would bar
to hTa an operation. I wti bedridden, unable to tt up for tix months
and was nothing; but a lire skelaton. You advlwd ma to talta DrJ
Pltrce's Qoldaa Mod leal plaeovary and Dr. Plerca'l Ptaasant P11W
Whan I had taka una bottlo of tha 'Ptaeoverr' I eoald sit up for '
nour a i a time, ana wean i naa uun ura ooiua i coon aa rg.
oaoiins ana una w ui cuiHim. lunsiuunnaHiunuajiau
than la good health, Hy weUat U Ouw 187 pouaosv