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PETS OF BRITISH SOLDIERS.
One Regiment Had Emu and Kanga
roo, Another a Snake.
No less than thirty. regiments in
the British army have pet animals
The dogs of the "Fighting Fifth"
and "Jack" the retriever of the 12th,
Lancers, march with their companies
when on active service, and have tak
en part in more than one battle. The
drum horse of the Seventh Hussars
presented by the late Queen Victoria
-marches proudly at the head of the
men, with white tail and mane flow
"'Billy,'' the goat of the Welsh Fu
siliers, is better known, and is a very
showy soldier indeed, as he struts
along in all the glory of scarlet coat,
with white facings and the badge and
crest of the regiment on his forehead
The Queen's Own Hussars has also a
A deer is the pet of the Seaforth.
Highlanders. "Anthony," a little
donkey, attached himself to the Twen
ty-sixth battery while in India and
became an established favorite,
marching, eating and drinking with
-the'men. A pet bear was the mascot
of the Gloucester regiment, but be
coming ill tempered had to be shot.
The Lancers of New South Wales
have an emu and a kangaroo. "Pe
ter," the goose, became the pet of
the Grenadiers while in Canada. The
lame bird limped up to a sentry one
night and held up a hurt foot for his
inspection. He attended to the wound
and the bird thereafter refused to
leave the camp, so the soldiers adopt
When the Devonshire regiment was
in India, a snake was for many
months adopted as a pet, and, though
poisonous, it never attempted -to hurt
any member of the company. When
the men returned to England this un
canny pet was left behind.
The Professional Woman.
The qualities which go to make up
the different types of feminine char
acter alter with the times, not, of
course, in kind, but in proportion. In
the professional woman of today we
see a new development. Two charac
teristics hitherto' inconspicuous have
come to the front--independence, and
the desire for definite work. By this
independence we mean something far
wider than the mere wish to have her
own way, and by this industry some
thing far more active than mere d!s
like or disapproval of idleness. We
mean that she has these qualities in
an unnatural, we had almost said su
pernatural degree. To borrow Mfat
thew Arnold 's phrase, her industry
and her independence are "touched
with emotion.'' There is no more re-,
markable sign of the times than the
contrast that is presented by the
Early Victorian woman of the 20th
century who makes hers.
The gentlewoman of 50 years ago
who could not afford to do nothing
had only one thing she could do. .She
must perforce teach children, a task
for which she had often no aptitude,
and generally no training. She was
in the position of a dependent chosen,
not on the ground of proficiency, but
on the ground of character. No prizes
gleamed before her eyes, she had no
field for her ambition. From social
pleasures and chances of marriage
she was almost entirely cut off.
Naturally a sensible woman did not
set out to earn her bread if she could
help it. Nowadays hundreds are earn
ing it from choice.- In the intellectual
division of the middle class the wo
men considerably outnumber the men.
The chance of seeing a daughter past
her girlhood a single woman with
nothing to do is a prospect which af
frights many fathers and mothers. A
good education is cheap, chedper than
a bad one. The girls' public day
schools prepare pupils-or give them
the chance of preparing themselves
for many of the tests which fence off
the arena of the professional woman.
It is true that the training for many
careers-notably that of a doctor
is still expensive; but the average
prosperity of middle-class parents has
greatly increased during the last half
entury, and they argue that a lump
sum is not barely expended on a very
good chance of a competence.
The profesional woman has in
reased the pace, but she works, so
to speak, upon the same terms. Her
work is never out of her mind. This
does not mean that shei s always a
bore. Very few people are bores upon
their own subject; at least, they can
not compete as bores with those who
have none. Very often she is an en
tertaining talker, for her training en
ables her to bring her thoughts quick
ly into array. An intense and abid
ing interest in life is the best preven
tive medicine against low spirits, and
th profssioal woman is as a rule a
very cheerful companion.
It is a truism to say that women
love power. Speaking generally, the
woman without children feels the lack
of it. But for power there exists a
working substitute, very efficacious
so far as happiness is concerned, and
that is independence. The majority
of women are burdened all their lives
by a sense of trusteeship. It is a
burden well worth bearing for the
sake of its compensations; but the
professional woman as a rule has not
those compensations, and certainly
she takes a great delight in walking
without that burden. The pleasures
of riches lies almost entirely in the
sense of having a margin-in the
sense that there is a sum of money
in the pocket of the earner the~ desti
nation of which is uncertain and
without trenching on which all the
bills must be paid. However small,
it is a sum to dream about; it is, as
it were, a deed of enfranchisement.
Again, the sense that she depends
for her livelihood upon her own ef
forts, that she is beholden to no one
gives to the professional woman a
wholly illogical opinion. This right
she imagines to be specially hers. She
is apt to misuse it, and to lay hold
and hold forth-upon unusual opin
ions merely in order to have the pleas
ure of realizing that they are her own,
a new stock, as different as possible
from 'those with which her parents
fitted her out when sh set out to be
her own mistress.
But it may be said: "You are
speaking as though professional wo
men never get married." Of course,
they sometimes do, but not very often.
Preoccupation lessens the power to
please, together with the abstract de
sire for-matrimony, though no preoc
eupation will prevent either a man or
woman from falling in love. But the
feeling must be strong on both sides
to overcome the obstacle. Anyhow,
the fact remains that most. profession
al women remain single; and when
they do not, they give up their pro
fessions. To this, as to almost every
generalization, we find notable excep
tions, and.in the present instance the
exceptions are conspicuous ones. A
few, a very few, married women with
hildren have succeeded in a remark
able degree, especially in medicine.
But such cases can never be common,
as they necessitate quite abnormal
ealth and strength.
Women 's work, even intellectual
work, is not well paid, but in many
professions there are prizes. More
than one woman doctor counts her in
ome by thousands, and very many
make several hundreds a year. The
ivil service offers some fair salaries
and a pension. High school mistress
s may rise to $700 or $S00 a year,
ounting head money. The heads of
women 's colleges in the university
towns enjoy, if not very lucrative, at
east exceedingly pleasant-, position.
Successes in music and painting may
be had without much expenditure on
training, and are just numerous
eough to encourage the talented to
try; and in the side walks of art, such
as decoration, good livings are not in
frequently made by women. Philan
thropy offers, certainly not a fortune,
but a maintenance. Charity organi
ation secretaries, hospital almoners
and factory superintendents swell the
ranks of professional women. (We
have purposely left hospital nurses
ut of, our list. They are the most
important body of women who work,
but their work is almost entirely
practical, and not intellectual. They
are not what we mean by professional
women). That a woman should wish
to work is no longer regarded as an
ecentricity, nor that she should have
to work as a misfortune, except among
very old-fashioned people.
Nevertheless, it remains true that
she cannot hope to secceed in any pro
fession without having every sense
of the phrase a great deal taken out
f her. An appearance of strain is
ommon to all alike, successful and
unusessful. Take a woman who
makes her living and set her besides
er sister who has made a prosperous
marriage, or even besides a country
spinster who occupies her time and
thoughts in the futile pursuit of out
door games, and you will know the
meaning of the French word reposee,
and see the sad want in a woman 's
ountenance created by the absence
f the look of leisure. The truth is
that a woman who becomes enamoured
of her work--and the great majority
of women who work with their heads
do become enamoured of it-cannot
stop working. Regular hours are
difficult for women to keep. Their
work for ages ha.s been ndefinite and
i"ver done. The vast majority - of
them had no regular work and no
rgular relaxation. They have had no
time which they could look on as cer
tainly their own, and the habit of
ages sticks by them.
Every circle of persons associating
freely with one another tends to take
n a manner onmmon to them all. The
fashion in professional women 's man
ners is set by the strongest of the
class. and in the case of the more
sensitive it is very deceptive. Simple,
downright, and very well assured in
demeanor, the type of professional
woman whom the others have elected
to set up for outward imitation looks
neither backwards nor forwards, and
knows neither apprehension nor re
gret. She goes straight on her strenu
ous way, getting through an admir
able amount of conscientious work,
and deriving much pleasure from ad
miring its volume. But behind the
same manner hides a weaker sister,
whose conscience wears her more than
her tasks, who is never withont a
scruple or a remorse, and who, if it
were possible, would make conscien
tiousness ridiculous. She would be
truly deserving of pity if she did not
repeal it by the fact that she is seem
inglv a little vain of her weakness
(long ago women were vain in the
same way of cowardice and helpless
ness), if she did not at times mistake
a constitutional difficulty of decision
for a moral sense of exceptional
We have all heard a great. deal of
the professional woman who desires
to be like a man. She exists, but she
is not very common, though she con
trives to make some show upon com
mittees. All her sisters recognize and
detest her at once. The odd thing is
that it is upon men that she makes
at first sight an impression of busi
ness ability, aid when she succeeds,
she succeeds by their help. For her
every discussion is a fight, every con
cession a sacrifice of principle. She
is a most dangerous item in any large
common understanding, especially if
both sexes are engaged in the same
work. She will risk any cause for the
sake of appearing hard-headed, and
forego the essentials of any victory
for the sake of a verbal "socre."
Perhaps the best type of profession
al woman is the one who has a passion
for dealing with her fellow-creatures
and their affairs. She may be a doc
tor, or she may belong to any of the
professions open to women which re
quire her to come into intimate con
tact with a constant stream- of people.
She is less limited than the majority
of her professional sisters. She en
tes into the normal lives of the peo
ple, she works for so completely as to
supply something lacking in her own.
Her work absorbs her entirely. She
finds in it her only recreation.
Interest in other people, whether
concentrated in her devotion to hus
band and children, or diffused among~
friends and clients, is, after all, the
natural interest for a woman, and no
more feminine character could be
found than the one we are depieting-.
Standing always in the whirl of small
human affairs she learns to be ever on
the alert to help up those whom the
inalculable cross-currents conspire to
ove'throw, and she comes to forget
herself altog'ether. For the sake of
her wvork she will make the last fem
inine sacrifice, and take without
comlaint blame which properly be
longs to some one else. Her heart
goes out to 'every man, woman or
child to whom she can be of any use
or consolation. Pity and love become
in her not merely akin, but identical.
She is over-indulgent'to the weakness
es of humanity. Nothing could lead
her to neglect a frienfd but his or her
continued excellence and prosperity.
Perhaps in an ideal state of society
there would be no professional women,
or not enough to form anything which
could be called a class. But we are a
long way from any ideal slate, and it
is certain that the professional woman
is a good outcome-a far better one
than her great-aunt-of inevitable
circumstances. At her worst, though
a disagreeable, she is not a despicable
character; and at her best she has no
faults, except her virtues.
A Keen Retort.
General Jubal Early was as keeni
sometimes with his tongue as he was
with his sword for the southern Con
federacy. The Pittsburg Dispatch il
lustrates this by the following inci
In the summer of 1877 General Ju
bal A. Early was a guest at the Ar
lington hotel, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Among the other notables stopping
there was' the somewhat famous ex
Governor Stearns of Florida, who had
b'en recently appointed by President
Hayes a commissioner to adjust the
claims of citizens of Hot Springs who
had improved real estate which was
afterward decided to belong to the
national government. One day the
two gentlemen, who had no personal
acquaint ance, met in the hotel office.
'General Early,'' said Stearns.
p)olitely, ''you ought to be willing to
shake hands with me. 'You owe me
an arm,' and he indicated his empty
'How is that, governor?'' queried
Early, at the same time extending his
"I lost that arm in the cause o.
the Union at Winchester. where you
commanded the Confederate army.'
"Indeed,'' responded the general
suavely, as he stroked his long gray
beard and slightly straightened hic
bent figure. "You musn 't blame me
for that. I always instructed my men
to do their duty; but somehow the
rascal's would blunder.''
The future intercourse of the two
gentlemen was limited to a passin
The Stranger-Excuse me, but dc
you ever play the races?
The Bookmaker-Not me; I. wort
the guys that play 'em.-Chicagc
SMrs. Naggs--Did you missime when
I was away?
'Mr. Naggs-No, dear, I went tc
lectures every night!-Ally Sloper'.
Hungry Higgins-Didn't the wo
man over to that house give youse
Weary Walker-Nuthin' but a cake.
Hungry Higgins-Well, hurry up
an' gimme a piece.
Weary Walker-Youse can have it
all an' welcome. It's a cake of soap.
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