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Addms on the Iftleming Subject by Mie Elgasbeth 4arlseen, at Chbago. THE SCIENCE OF MOTHERHOOD. A Study of Pyeholgy In Its Applloation to Motherhood.*How Instinets Difwer From Caprice. Over 200 of the most Intlllgett and progresslve mothers In Chlcago assem bled at the Chicago Kindergarten (bl loge, No. 10 Van Huron street, to hear Miss Elllabeth Harrison deliver the op)ening lecture of the mother's class for the present term. The object of these classes, .a4d Miss Hlarris.,n, was not, as some stlpposed, a consultation together of mothers, but the study of the laws of growth of the human mind. Emerson said If he saw In tree and steam and crystal what he himself had thought, then he knew his thought was true. In like manner the smeaker knew her theories were true, because nature taulht that everything developed according to the laws of its being. The great sclence of evolution had served to show this in the staremt manner. Nature, reason, and revela tion were all asking why a little child should be different from the rest of the developing universe and be comeldered like T'nn.v Btudy of psychology and Its applica tion to the science of motherhood, said Mise Harrison, was a new esience, and like every other science, It had to pass through the three periods cdrrespond Ing to the exelammationpoint, the Inter rogation point, and the period. In the exclamation period, people said: "Bring up children by rule! A spinster, tell me, the mpother of four children, bow to nurture and train them!" But the fact that 3,000 mothers had taken up a three years' course of study, in this clegce Indicated that that period had bqen passed and the Interrogation period reached. The work now in habhd was the work of statement. Miss Harrison advised her pupils to read the life of Proebel, written by the ]3aroness von Bulow, who taught his principles both to crowned hdads and to her own coachman. But at present she preferred to speak of the times and conditions amid which he labored. It was the age of Hume, who, in his skep ticism, doubted human identity. It was the re of Voltaire ,who prophesied the rapid extinction of Chrirttapity. and dS hicre than ay oane else to eal Ise the awful peslimism of his day:' It was the age of the French Revolution, ,when home, state and churdh mWent down to blood. It was the age of HRgel teaching that every MnegaEsv ultimately destrys Itself, and that the worst' eEls finally ferment and clarify themseltes. It was the age of Beethoven, who, In his lonely home In Vienna, was showing that even discord might be made sub servient to harmoqy. So then it was when the clouds of the Eighteenth century were breaking away that Froebel lived and wrote and stood like a mighty giant, disowned by kll around, but serene in the consetous ness of the imperishable value of his theories. The science of motherhood was essentially optimistic and showed how much of the present age which produces only despair was capable of being handled and cured. Apropos to this statement Miss Harrison told a wealthy man who had said to her: "I have 1,000 laboring men under me and thpy appe"ar o stolid and bistil I onop made up my mind they Were mere cat _ " I TRTHUR P. CURTIN'S. I MAMMOTH EXCLUSIVE Announcement. FURNITURE HOUSE Intending purchasers in our lines will find it to their in- MUSIC HOUSE terest to call and examine our immense stocks. We are the largest shippers in our respective lines in the state of Mon tana. We occupy as salesrooms only, five immense floors, FURNITURE, extending through the entire block from Jackson to Main PIA. OS, CARPETS, street. We occupy five floors, seventy feet front, extending ORGANS, from Grand to Breckenridge street, for reserve stock and the SHEET MUSIC. ' ALL PAP ER.* wholesale trade. We buy from the manufacturers direct for SPOT CASH ONLY. 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CURTIN'S :., ----'-Bed Rook Second Hand Furniture House-- -- - Furniture, Carpets., Stoves and Bedding of All Kinds. The goods in this departmeut were formerly sold on the installment plan and returned, and are, in the main, good as new. NO. 12 NORTH JACKSON STREET. tie, and there was no sge trying to help thes. But your Ilotures have let a lteat of senbllne llUt my soulfor I see there is at lest hope for their bbill dren." lesvlnl the man and turning to the science, Miss Harrison then laid down the three following fundamental direc tions: Pirsl study What i. in the child; seurnd, study what the child is in; and, third, study how you can know what Is in the child and what the child is in. In these directions she maintained there war no IKgyptian mystery, though some mothers, when the subject of the science of motherhood is mentioned to them, go wild over the imagined dllf culty and mystery of the study. "How can I, with the cares of a family on my mind." they said, "ever muter such an abstruse subject?" But the truth was the science was nothing but plain, com mon sense. Miss Harrison then took up her first direction and inquired, "What is in your child 1" That question, she said, was be coming more and more the question of the age. The world was seething with psycholc&ical tudy. Stanley Hall and others were flooding the country with interrogations for mothers and teach ers to answer. The public schools were being searched for phenomena and rec ords were being made. ICvery one want ed to know what was in a child's thoughts, about unseen faces, about un seen animals, about God, and about everything. If a young chick took na turally to scratching and a young duck to swimming, people wanted to know why a child also should not have natur al Instincts. This led to Froebel's first principle, that in every child there were certain universal instincts which could not be learned in a day nor a year, but which it was the duty of adults to etudv There was, however, Miss Harrlson said, a broad distinction between univer sal instincts and Individual caprice. She then told the neident which Ballington Booth recently related in Chicago of his three-year-old son. Mr. Booth was down stairs and the child up starire. Sud denly the child was heard to cry. Mr. Booth rushed up stairs to learn the cause and said to his son, "What is the matter?" "I am weeping," said the boy. "So I see," said his father, "but why do you weep?" "I am weeping," said the boy, "to ,have my tears wiped away." Mr. Booth had intimated that his son was exhibiting a natural in stinct, as he used the incident to tilus trate the craving of the human heart for sympathy. But, Miss Harrison said, if he had studied the science of mother hood he would have known better. The child was simply playing a trick to get him to come back up stairs. The way to determine whether an act of childhood was a manifestation of a universal instinct or a transient cap rice was to ask whether, if it were fos. tered, It would promote a healthy de velopment of character. For instance, a boy is going somewhere with his mother, and she stops and has a long conversation with some one about bon nets or cauliflower, and the boy tugs at her arm and entreats her to come along. That, Miss Harrison attirbuted to the universal ainstinct of progress, whioh it would be well to foster. On the other hand she told of a boy who would eat nothing but cookles. Even when travel ing to California, when the cookles gave out, his mother got out at the first town and cooked some more for him. His mother spoke of it as something natural to the child, and entirely inscrutable. But Miss Harrison set it down to cap rice. Miss Harrison then passed to Froe be's secoond general principle, that a mother should train her child for some noble part in life. It was a trite saying that all great men had had good moth ers. She knew of one conscientious mother who had made a business of reading the biographlss of great men to learn the secret of their motherly training. This mother's conclusion was that the mothers of all great men had made their children their constant com panions, and had labored to fill their youthful minds with lofty ideas. Miss Harrison then proceeded to show how the storieo, songs, and games of chlldheod impreused primnoIple on thu oh l ' l mind, an4 how these prinelplen m t be made either good or bad, aLi cordilag to the way in which Ihet wer' taught. The principles of the home and of patriotlum were often corrupted In stead of being strengthened in this way. For her part she expected to see the day when even the estenoe of smoioltoy would he Inbred in the nursery. 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