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ZGIRLS DO THE LOVEMAKING.
-low Marriages In Some Lands Are
The students of psychology and so
:iology know that women have culti
vated an attitude of effeminate coy
.mess along with the thousands and
one conventialities that have been
-thrust on -ohem. In spite of these
.opinions, says the Chicago Tribune,
in the days gone by it was almost as
common for the .women as the men
to do the courting. Today there are
parts of the world where young wo
men feel they are doing nothing
wrong by taking this pleasure and
responsibility on themselves.
In Polynesia there are no women's
clubs and the doctrines of wonien's
-ights have never been ,h:eard, and still
-these half emancipated young girls
reel they have the right to extend an
offer of marriage to an equal or to an
inferior. Their proposals are some
times accepted, again reiected: When
their love is unanswered they do not
commit suicide or take poison, as an
American novelist might make us be
lieve. They may grieve a little while,
only to console themselves with the
Thought, "if at first you don't succeed,
try, try again." "These proposals are
_,fte.n spoken in romantic words.
A Fijian maiden desperately in love
.vith a young man asked his father
if she might -love 'his son, and receiv
ing no encouragement, she said:
"Let me only live outside of .h:is
'oe. I will sleep upon the wood
- pile. If I may only light his ciga
-ettes for him I shall rejoice.
"I may only hear his voice from a
distance it will suffice. Life will be
-oleasant to me."
Between the northern and southern
extremity of New Guinea lies Torries
Strait. The largest island in the strait
is inhabited by Melanesians, vWhose
customs are insular and unique-they
are of special interest to students oc
.:upied with the phenomena of love
-and marriage. They are, with one ex
ception, of the Papaun type, frizzled
hair people who cultivate the soil, use
the bow and arrow, and, un-Austra
'ian like, treat the women with con.
Prof. A. C. Haddon, tihe most emi
-nent authority on these people, says
that the women of the .region are
-wonderfully independent. The most
-a man ever dares is to suggest ,he is
fond of a girl, but if he actually pro
-oosed he would be the laughing stock
-of the whole district. On tha island
of Tuo boys are taught:
"You no like girls first; if you dc
egirls laugh and call you woman.
-When a girl likes a man she tells his
sister.and gives her a ring of string.
She tells the brother sce has some
good news for him, and if he approves
ther- select a rendlevous, where the
conversationl :s carried on in this man
-"You like me proper?''
~Yes.".-she declares. "I like you
prover, with my heart inside. Eye
along heart see you--you my man.'
H-i frightened, %e continues:
-"o you like me?"
She usually answers: "I like your
-yonr skin good. You my man."
In a neighboring island courtship
assumes a more practical form.Th
lovesick maiden sends her young mar
lood, and plenty of it. He waits some
ime and if he decides he approves
of her, he acknowledges her favor
by eating all she has sent him. A
good dancer is always admired in
th'ese islands. A man's being married
does not prevent his being courted
again. Girls have enough tact not tc
mnake this known to the wife. A sis
ter is selected.
Some of the girls are wonderfully
persistent. Haddon tells of a girl
who was in love with a cook. She
made the advances, but he paid nc
heed, and so she accused him of try
ing to steal her. She carried on a
long lawsuit, though the case was de
Ha:ii the man's favor. In spite o1
these advances most of the womt
become t he property of their hus
>)d r:- en married-Come-ime tc
he \xtent if a man gets angry he
I: " Zealand women do tiv
=or:: in a mtos:- ra:nantic fashion
The y-rng girl v*isits the courting
house set apart for this purpose
Standi.ng up in the dark she says: "
love So and So and I want him for m~
~iusand; wheeupn th choen y
er, if willing, says "Yes," or enough
to signify assent.
The Pueblo girl is even more in
dependent; after many a delig+htful
and sometimes romantic flirtation
she comes to the conclusion she is
fonder of one suitor than the others
and she tells her father she is deter
mined to have the young man. The
fatt:er usually acquaints the young
man with the fact. It seldom hap
pens that any objections are raised,
must reimburse the parents of the
maiden for the loss of their daughter.
This is done by an offer of presents
in keeping witst their wealth and
The young people are thoroughly
,,,,.ependent, and if they learn they
do not love each other as much as
they imagined, they separate and
leave their children to be cared for
by the grand-parents.
The Moqui girls are so strenuous
in their love affairs they are satis
fied with a verbal contract. Goods,
personal effects and valuables of the
women still belong to them. If a
woman leaves her husband she takes
all with her. The husband is often
indebted to a wife for a loan, and this
keeps them together when otherwise
divorce would ensue. Among the
Spokane Indians when the man falls
in love he must consult the father
and the girl, though it is more usual
for the girl to make the advances.
They usually marry from the same
tribe, but if a man marries out of
$his tribe he must join his wife. It
is thought she can work better in a
country that is.known to 'her.
The Indian girls of the Hudson,
according to several reliable author
ities, signify openly their desire for
matrimonial life. When one of
them takes a noton to marry she cov
ers her face wit"h' a veil and sits cov
ered as an indication of her desire.
If ;he attracts a suitor negotiations
ensue, presents are given by relatives
and friends and the bride taken..
A pretty girl, Manjiknawis she was
called, was fond of a self-contained,
egotistical votung man who had no
special fondness for her beauty. She
had a notion that her ability as a
housekeeper might win him, thougsh
her beauty did not. Shd ws..solicitous
in attending his wants, mended his
moccasins and prepared 'his food, liut
he was equally indifferent to these
kindnesses. So she resolved -ro play
a trick. She dug a 'hole in the spa.
cious lodge and covered it carefully.
When th~e young man returned from
the chase he threw himself down in
the usual place and fell in.
"Ha, ha," said the young girl, as
she helped 'him out. "You are my
prison-er at last. I did it on pur
pose." A smile came over the
oing man's face. Half flattered.
and more amused by the inventive
mind, he said: "So be it. I will be
'Honor Thy Father.
Young man! You love your mother
andl vou take occason to show y'our
love for her in ways that she wvell
But y'our father. my boy. You love
him, too, in a different s->rt of way.
En"t do you honor hjm? And do
y. shw that vou do.?
Deep) down, below the crust, of
cor ' ou honor your father. But
not -mtl you have a boy of your own
will you know how much you hurt
v ar father's hear: when you flout
his advice or show by your manner
that you think 'the "old man"~ is a
Ikind of back number.
Just so certainly as you live there
member your unfilial attitude toward
your dad and be sorry for it. And
then it will be too late. Father may
be sleeping in !his grave and you will
have a life-long regret. The keenest
remorse you will ever know. will be
the memory of your ill-treatment or
lack or respect for your father.
When the thought of present days
shall come to you, you will remember
that you often showed your mother
the affection that you felt for her
and denied it to your father whom
you also loved.
Remember, son, that father's ways
are not your mother's ways. Father
has had to fight the world for your
bread and butter and the world has
taught him to conceal his feelings.
He loves you just as much as your
mother does onl yhe cannot show it.
Under his vest he yearns for your
filial smile. And when you do any
thing to be proud of nobody on earth
is prouder than your father.
Of course you think your father
is not in every respect up-t.)-date,
that he hasn't kept up with the pro
cession and that sometimes he is un
neccessarily firm and arbitrary.
All that may be true. But the
chances are father knows more about
almost everything than you do. When
you are, say thirty years old, you
will realize that fact.
If you lile a long time in this
world, my boy, you will always be
led to say that tibe safest and sanest
adviser you ever had was your father.
Honor the man who looks like you.
Reflections of A Bachelor.
New York Press.
Imagination is a great thing to
keep people thinking they love each
other some rime after they are mar
A man speaks of his being in public
life when he gets a rubber stamp
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