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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 25, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 15

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tematically cultivated in her. The
American has raised her to the rank
of his mistress and absolute sover
eign, in whose service he wears him
self out submissively and joyously.
He has built temples for her and
placed her, like a deity, upon a pedes
tal. One would have to be a god indeed
to be able to bear such benuflections
and idolatry without being puffed up
with monstrous egotism.
Woman is but a poor mortal and
she is paying the price of her deifica
tion. Her feelings are blunted and her
soul impoverished while her jewel
box is enriched. All that the man
offers her she accepts, impassable, as
if it were her right.
To her it seems perfectly natural,
that man should slave from morning
till night in order to satisfy her exi
gencies. It is she who condemns him
to chase wildly after millions and bil
lions. For her sake he created the
Trusts. The gold which he extortiates
from groaning multitudes he deposits
at her feet. . .-
And all this he does without a
word. For conversation he has his
business connections, his political
friends, his club comrades. Woman,
he esteems, is worth more than that,
she is too precious a being.
Her he looks at fixedly with ad
miration and desire. He is always
ready to take out his check book for
her.
Thus it is evident "that their com
panionship can be nothing but a most
material one. He wishes to enjoy, she
to shine. Their union is limited to
the domination of the senses and van
ity. It is not a mutual penetration, a
mingling of the souls.
The American woman especially
has a vague notion that there is
something wanting in her. Some
times, as if moved- by a kind of pre
sentiment, she dimly guesses that life
may mean something else than dia
monds, dresses, balls, the pleasures
of the turkey-trot and the bear-hug,
and she pays the man who has
brought her up so much beneath him
with in gratitude.
She has a longing to escape from
Olympus and to walk among the chil
dren of men. That is what makes her
come to Europe. What she loves in
our continent is the salon where one
chats, the woman who has other in
terests than the spending of money
as loudly as possible, the man who
knows how to talk and who can de
tach her from the sterile admiration
of herself.
(The next article in this sgries, de
fending the wife, is by Nixola Greeley
Smith, the famous and popular writ
on subjects having to do with the new
feminism.)
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WILL FLOAT LOANS ON OUR
FARM LANDS
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Odell
Omaha, Neb. Frank G. Odell, edi
tor of a farm magazine, has been
chosen rural secretary of the Amer
ican Rural Credit Ass'n. The purpose
of the society is to float long-time
loans on farm lands as a means of
enabling men to acquire farms. He
says there are a hundred millions in,
European banks that are available, w
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