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Do ZSlen or Women If
and as.-crt that
Dorothy Dix in Ne w V
Stripped' of all the chiffons with
which we have surrounded the sub
ject, the real object of life is to
achieve happiness?to have a good
People who have
and who cannot en joy
way, may d< ny this,
the purpi -es of existence ought to be
to forward some high moral aim.
But the fact remains that the great
desire of most of us, and the great
Struggle, is for pleasure.
This brings up an interesting prob
lem as to whether men or women
have the better time.
To me there seems but one answer
to the -luestion ?men have most of
the fun uf the world.
Next to being born an idiot "r a
criminal?with whom the law classifies
her?the heaviest handicap that is
ever laid on a human being is the
handicap of being born a woman.
Except for bearing children there
is nothing that a Ionian is ever call
ed on to do that her sex doesn't make
harder. This is the case even in the
purely domestic pursuits. A man
can cook better than a woman because
he is physically better able to wrestle
with the pots and pans.
He is more suited for housework
because it doesn't break his back as it
does a woman's to reach up with the
dustiog brush after cobwebs and get
down on his knees and scrub for dirt,
and he would make an ideal nurse be
cause he wouldn't be hindered by pet
If you watch a woman going up the
steps with a baby in one arm and a
lighted lamp in her baud, and trying
to hold v her skirt, you will realize
how many difficulties even a mother
labors uuder beiog a woman.
If a woman wants to work outside
of her home, and work is, after all,
the only amusement lhac never palls,
the disadvantages of sex are increased
There is not a care or anxiety that
tears a man's heart, there is no be
reavements, no loss from which he
suffers from which a woman is exempt.
He sips from the cup of sorrow. She
drains it to the bitter dregs.
Women do not have as good a time
as men do enjoying the ordinary,
legitimate pursuits of life, and when
it ccmcB to participating in the hilari
ties of existence they are simply barr
ed out. The price is too high. It
may be that for their dissipations
men, in the end, have to pay the
piper, but women who are gay and
giddy have to pay for a whole orches
That women aie less happy than
men we unconsciously recognize in
our attitude toward tbeni. We are
suprised when a woma:i even shows a
sense of humor. We are amazed
when she jokes, and we look with
suspicion upon her if she is merry
and is given to laughter.
Indeed, we are so accustomed to
women taking a serious if not melan
choly view of things, that a cheerful
woman, and one who Bees things cheer
fu'ly, is sure to be spoken of as friv
olous and light-minded.
You never heard these adjectives
applied to a man no matter how big a
clown he is.
Men begin having a better time
than women almost in their cradles.
Boys, except the few unfortunatee
who have little Lord Fauntleroy moth
ers, esoape the awful torture of hav
ing their stringy locks pulled, and
hauled, and twisted, and contorted
into long, flowing curls, such as poor.
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We'll Bead you a sample free.
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rave Oie Better TimeP
I persecuted litt!'; girl martyrs arc for
ced to wear.
Neither arc little boys required to
refrain from everything they want to
do in order to keep from mussiog
their lace trimmed and embroidered
white frocks as is expected of little
Kvcry child's birthright is freedom
and dirt, but the unhappy little girl
of respectable parents never comes
into her inheritance.
As they grow up tho depressing
conditions of sex become more ami
more apparent. They must .sit quiet
ly and sedately down and play dolls,
instead of engaging in the sports that
send the rich red blood racing through
the veins, and give tho health which
is, after all, the source of all happi
Worst of all, they miss the freedom
of childhood, which ia the only free
dom that wc ever really know in life.
For after we are grown wc arc all
bond-slaves to fashion, duty, necessi
ty and a thousand other tyrants.
Of course, it may be said that each
sex knows its trials and tribulations,
and that, while women envy men,
men feel that they have troubles be
side which a woman's worries are but
pin pricks compared to a dagger
To this women will triumphantly
reply that almost every woman in the
world would be willing to die if she
knew she would be reborn a man,
whereas tho most unfortunate maa
alive wouldn't he willing to change
places with the luckiest woman. Ilap
r y Hooligan wouldn't be Queen Wil
hclmina for pay,
Although men undoubtedly have a
better time than women, they have
not by any means cornered the whole
visible supply of fun.
Indeed, there arc a number of counts
in which the advaotago is altogether
with the women.
In the first place if v/omen miss
much hilarity and gayety, they also
miss a large number of regrets. The
morning-after head is a distinctly
masculine possession, aod_OBCapiog
that alono is a fair equivalent for
much of the dullness of women's
In the next place, in America at
least, women as a class get far more
enjoyment of tbe finer pleasures of
ife than men do.? Women read more,
hey* care more for art and beautiful
surroundings, they prefer better plays
and better music than, men do.
Of course there are many excep
tions to this rule, but it is a faot that
the average man reads nothing but
newspapers, while his wife is reading
Browning; that it is her tasto in
household decorations that uplifts
the homo, and that if left to himself
he will patronize comedies and rag
time instead tif intellectual drama and
A "Piff, Paff, Poutf" audicoco is
overwhelmingly masculine, while an
Ibsen, a ( Sudcrmanu or a Bernard
Sbaw audience is as feminine as a
Women also have almost a monop
oly of the pleasure of dress. There
can be mighty little fun in ordering a
new suit cf .clothes that is bound to
be so much like the ono you had be
fore that nobody [can tell the differ
ence, and as much like every other
man's as two peas in a pod.
1 It must be a constant source of real
deprivation to a man that ho cannot
gratify his love of color bj wearing
heliotrope coats>and sky-blue trousers
1 or a shrimp pink hat, and that he
I cannot adorn himself with gems with
out bringing down upon himself the
ridicule of his fellows.
Probably tho only time in the world
when a womac doesn't envy a man is
when she looks at his clothes and
sees how ugly hnd commonplace they
arc, and reflects that the poor creature
doomed to wear them is forever out
off from all tho thrilling joys of plan
ning toilets that will make his rivals
green with envy.
Tho one thing, however, that makes
up to a woman for all the exoitement
and active pleasures that a man has,
and that she misses, is tho* pleasure
ehe has in her children. Most men
have to. be acolimated to ohildreo,
and while they bave an abstract ani
mal affection for tbe off-spring when
they are little lobster-colored, wobbly
bundles of colio, tbe father doesn't
realty enjoy the baby, or especially
yearn to hear its cries.
To the mother, on the contrary,
nothing was ever so beautiful or in
tellectual as the countenance of the
little cream-cheese-faced infant on
her breast, and she wonders what on
earth makes people willing to pay $3
to hear Melba when they could listen
to her baby's melodious yawps.
Tbe pleasures of anticipation are
proverbially greater than any joys of
t realization, and every mother has
about twenty years of unalloyed de- |
light in which she enjoys all of the
rapture of pride of seeing her little
Johnnie elected president of the
1'uited States, and her little Sammy
made commander-ln-chief of the army,
and her little Jimmic a Wall street
magnate, and her little Sallie dazzling
the world as an actress.
Every mother is an idealist and
gifted with powers of imagination
where her children are concerned
that makes a .Jules Verne's and Kider
[laggard's wildest flight of fancy
seem tame and dull, and in the exer
cise of these faculties h woman prob
ably reaches as near to perfect hap
piness as any human being ever
The most beautiful dreams of the
opium fiend were never so gorgeous,
su rosy, so beautiful as the trance she
lives in about her children. But
pleasure at this prophetic vision of a
child'.- future is denied to most fath
ers, because men know life and the
world too well, aud too much about
what qualities it takes to win suc
And when occasionally a mother's
dreams arc realized, and the child
does achieve sometbiog, there is n?
other such perfection of gratified am
bition as the mother feels.
Mr. Barrie relates in his beautiful
story of Margaret Ogilvy that his
mother, who was a great admirer of
Gladstone, never expressed a wish
to be Gladstone himself, but always
"1 would like fine to have been his
mother," and there can be no doubt
that every great man's mother tri
umphs more in his greatness than he
The final time when a woman bas a
better time than a man is when both
are old.r. No old woman is as forlorn
as an old man, und this is true wheth
er they are millionaire's or paupers.
An old woman makes herself some
sort of a home, while an old man is
utterly dependent on having somebody
to do it for him.
Woman attaches somebody to her,
so that she is not left desolate and
loveless when age comes upon her,
but unless a man has ohildren he is
apt to have no human being who is
bound to him by a single tie of affec
Women also havo generally pro
vided for their old age some interest,
such as clubs or philanthropy, and
they have at least their knitting,
while un old man has absolutely noth
ing. He has spent his life in busv
ness, and when he is debarred from
that by age he has nothing to fall
back upon, and is literally bored to
So in their last days, if not their
early days, women have as good a time
William Allen White says that
during a severe drought that once af
flicted the Str.ie of Kansas a visitor
from the cast was one day driving
across country in tho direction of To
peka, when ho met a farmer hauling a
wagon load of water. A desulto.'j
conversation ensued between the two.
"Where do yon get your water?"
asked the man from tho east.
" Bout seven miles up the road
from hero," was the reply.
''What!" exclaimed the stranger,
"do you mean to say that you haul
water seven miles ^for your family and
"I shore do," answered the Kan
"But, man," expostulated the east
erner, "why in the name of common
sense don't you dig a well?"
"Stranger," replied the farmer,
with a grin, "out this direotion it's
jest as far one way as the other."
SOW IS THE TIME FOR HYOMEI.
Far Easier to Cure Catarrh Now Than
at Any Other Season.
Now is the time to use Hyomei,
when tho early summer days make it
so easy to oure catarrhal troubles.
The Hyomei treatment, breathed for
a few minutes three o. four times a
day in May or June will do good twice
as quiokly as it did in January, and
nearly everyone knows that used faith
fully then, it completely rids the spa
tem of catarrh.
The complete Hyomei outfit costs
but one dollar, and consists of a neat
inhaler that can be carried in the
purse-or vest pocket and will last a
lifetime, a medicine dropper, and a
bottle of Hyomei. Extra bottles of
Hyomei oan be procured, i? desired
for fifty cents.
Evans Pharmacy give their personal
guarantee with every Hyomei outfit
tbey sell to refund the money if it
does not give satisfaction. There is
no risk whatever to the purohaser of
? ? man learns a lot about not
getting rich in the summer resort sea
? No minister is as black as te
? The pleasure about gettiog out
of debt is you oan then get in again.
? Virtue becomes a vice ?s soon > r.
3 ou are vain of it.
A NEW ENGLAND GENIUS.
John Foster, the First Wood Engraver
on This Continent.
Light upon the life of nn early
New Kngland genius, John K?ster,
who seems to have been the first to
execute wood engraving on this con
tinent as well as the lirst to estab
lish a printing office in Boston, lia?
been thrown by l>r. Samuel A.
(ireen, librarian <?f the Massachu
setts Historical society. He has,
through his researches, made a val
uable contribution to local historical
literature in the form of a biograph
ical sketch embodying much in re
gard to Foster, who, it appear-, was
the son of Hope-till Foster, whose
Christian name is still borne by a
street in Dorchester, .lohn was born
in what i- n<>w south Huston in
1048 and was graduated at Harvard
at the age of nineteen ami taught
school in Dorchester, several years
later establishing his, printing ollice
in Boylston street, near Washington,
It lia- been supposed that Foster
did bis engraving merely incidental
to Iiis printing, but Dr. (ireen has
discovered an old letter showing that
lie was engraving four years at least
before he began printing. A map
of New Kngland, which lie made in
1G?7, is inscribed, "The first that
ever was cut here.'' He is known to
have engraved a seal of Massachu
setts, a very crude portrait of the
Hev. Hichanl Mather, the first of
the Mathers, and a view of Boston
and (Jliarlestown, from Noddles is
land, not an example of which is
known to be in existence today. He
was the author of six almanacs.
Foster died at the early age of
thirty-three, in 1G81, and his grave,
in the old Dorchester burial ground,
is still marked by two ornate stones,
the one at the head bearing the in
Mathematician & Printer
Mr. john FOSTER.
AGED 33 YEAR8 dyed SEPTr 9th
Drawbacks to a Chaperon.
"Why do they always build boxes
in theaters that hold just even num
bers, I wonder?" queried the young
girl who had just begun to go out
evenings. "They are always made
to accommodate four people or six
people, and that seems so silly of
the managers, when they know as
well as anybody else that you always
have to take a chaperon along. Of
course the chaperon always makes
an odd number, and it seems like a
sin to waste that extra seat just be
cause one must take her along. It's
bad enough to have her anyway
without the host being forced to pay
for two seats for her. As to inviting
an extra girl or fellow, why, that ia
the worst possible mistake that one
could make. No, the only uolution
is to build boxes that will seat ei
ther five or seven people. Then we
would all be happy."?New York
Wouldn't Waste It.
Andrew Lang in his "Adventures
Among Books" tells this of Robert
LouiB Stevenson: "That he and a
friend traveled utterly without bag
gage, buying a shirt where a shirt
was needed, is a fact, and the inci
dent is used in 'The Wrecker/ Le
gend says that once he and a friend
did possess a bag and also, nobody
ever knew why, a large bottle of
scent. But there was no room for
the bottle in the bag, so Mr. Steven
son spilled the whole contents over
the other man's head, taking him
unawares, that nothing might be
wasted." _ ' -
Devico For Being Cordial.
There is a certain Mrs. So-and-so
in town who has the most gracious
and cordial manner you can imagine.
She went to call one day on a wo
man I know, and the woman spoke
in open admiration of her way oi
entering a room.
"You do come in and shake hands
so charmingly," she said. "How dc
you manage to do it ?"
"Qh," said Mrs. So-and-so, "3
just make believe to myself that the
person I'm going to speak to is some
one I like."?Washington Post.
A Lawyer's Scbomo.
A gentleman once asked a lawyei
what he would do provided he had
loaned a man $500 and the man had
left the country without sending
"Why, that's simple. Just writf
him to send an acknowledgment fot
the $5,000 you lent him, and he will
doubtless reply stating it was onl\
$500. That will suffice for a receipt
and you can proceed against him ii
Biggs (to cabman) ? - What wil
you charge to take me and my wif<
to Blank's hotel?
Cabman?Half a crown.
Biggs?And how much for taking
Cabman?Half a crown.
Biggs (to his wife)?There,
dear, you see how much you aro vrd
ued at,?London Telegraph.
?- Everybody has a I a tkering t<
teaoh others what they don't knov
? It's ?*ful nice of a g'rl to treat
a mat so well that sbe won't even
? Toere is absolutely no satiafao
tion in doing something smart if then
is nobody for you to brag to abou
? Angular females, "vao arc able t<
olbow their way through a bargain
bur ting crowd have their'good points
INSTANCES OF ECONOMY.
One Man Who Got Better Because It
Was Cheaper Than to Die.
The Scottish miser who blew out
the caudle that stood beside his
deathbed, Afyirig that "moonlight
was good enough to die by," had a
worthy rival in the economical
French ollicer who thus explained
to a wondering Englishman how he
contrived to live upon a pension of 5
francs a week :
"Sec you, mine friend, it is veree
simple ven you do know it. On Sun
day I dine y id one friend of mine,
and don 1 do eat so much dut I vant
n>> more till Vednesday, Den on
Yednesday 1 do buy one great big
dish of tripe, and dat make me so
sick dat 1 can cat noting till Sunday
Even this masterpiece of frugali
ty, however, id fairly matched by
the exploit recorded of a rich but
parsimonious English merchant who
had been ordered abroad for the
good of his health. Hut his health
seemed to get very little good by the
change, for he came back worse than
he went ami was thought to be
actually dying when the ship came
in sight of Southampton, the port
for which she was bound. Hearing
this, the captain himself went hasti
ly down to sec if anything could be
done for his passenger. But the lat
ter, whose temper was evidently not
at all improved by his approaching
end. received him very sullenly and
would hardly utter a word. At
length the invalid asked abruptly:
"How much do they charge a man
for landing on this pier?"
"A penny/' was the reply.
"And how much is the charge,
then, for landing a corpse?" inquir
ed the dying man, with undisguised
"Two shillings," answered the
"Well," cried the invalid, with a
burst of righteous indignation, "if
you suppose, my friend, that I'm
such a fool as to pay Is. lid. ex
tra for dying, you're very much
mistaken! Sooner than let mysetf
be imposed upon to that extent I'll
x\nd it is recorded that he did.?
Los Angeles Tin - 3.
The most celebrated weapons in
history, uniting miraculous sharp
ness with wonderful elasticity, are
undoubtedly the blades of Damas
cus. The 6abers of Japan, although
as hard as a diamond and taking an
edge so acute that they will go
through a pillow or poker as if they
were air, cannot compete with the
old Syrian swords because they have
no elasticity. This elasticity is not
altogether a "lost art," as even to
day one may see in Toledo, Spain,
blades packed in coils like watch
springs. Swords v-ore made during
the last century in Kus>ia that rival
ed in edge and bending qualities the
famous Damascus blades. At the
imperial factory of Zlatoust, in the
Urals, some were turned out which
bent till the point touched the hilt
and which would also cut through
an iron bar. More than this no
blade has ever done or can do.
Arithmetic and Drcsaeo.
Teacher ? If your mother had
twenty-five yards of stuff and made
a dress requiring but eighteen yards
how much would she have left ?
Little Girl?Mamma can't make
her own dresses. She has tried often,
and they are always either too?
Teacher?Suppose she sent it to
a dressmaker, how much would the
dressmaker send back ?
Little Girl ? Depends on which
dressmaker she sent it to. Some
wouldn't send hack any.
Teacher (impatiently) ?t Suppose
she sent it to an honest one?
Little Girl?Some of the honest
est ones cut things to waste so that
there is never anything left, no mat
ter how much you send 'em.
A Qceno of Danger.
A bishop was once invited to din
ner at a certain house. Daring the
course of the meal he was surprised
to hear the little daughter of the
house state that it was dangerous to
go to church. \
"Why do you say that ?" said the
"Oh," said the little child, "I
heard papa telling mamma that last
Sunday there was a big gun in the
pulpit, and the canon was in the
reading desk, and the choir murder
ed the anthem, and the organist
drowned the choir "
The Longest Name In the World.
The town that boasts of the long
est nanie in" the World is in Wales,
j The namo i3 LlanfairpwUgwyngylt:
gogoch, Which is . abbreviated for
colloquial and postal purposes into
"Llanfair, P. Q.i$ The pronuncia
tion of the full name will be made
easier if it be remembered tbat the
**w" in Weich is pronounced like the
"oo" in "food" and the *M like the
"er" in "certain," while the "11" is
pronounced almost like "thi/1
though more accurately like "chl"
of the Germans.
? The averages man's idea of ?
joko is sometimes over whioh he
splits his side when he is plaruing it
and nobody cracks a smile when he
? The way to make yoor wife have
oonfirKn^f in you is to toil her that
the other woman is rather pretty ex
copt for her hair, eyes, mouth, teeth,
noso. complexion, aod tigim-.
? The beat biographies are 03e
on twofeel, . '* V '
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and has been made under his per
Z^^^*-^2- sonal supervision since its infancy.
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All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of?
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment?
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The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
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ALSO, COTTON SEED MEAL.
If yon want'High Grade Goods we will he glad to sell yon.
Splendid line of?
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OATS AND -CORN.
We want yonr trade.
We have just received a Fresh lot of
Come to ns for all of yonr?
ORR, CRAY & CO.,
ONE GAR OF HOG FEEI>.
??T Have just received one Car I?ead of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at yeiy ?lose prices. Come before they are
all gone, Now is the time for throwing?
oat Mm OSflk JMM MJMtn
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. Around your premises to prevent a cate of fever or
some other disease, that will coat you very much more
than the price of a barrel of Lime ($100.) We.-bate
a fresh shipment in stock, and will be glad to Bend you
some* If you contemplate builping a barni or any
other building, we us before buying your?
CEMEMT and L?MS,
As we sell the very:.'?>est qualities only. ?
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