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AB1Z0NA WEEKLY REPUBLICAN: PIICENIX, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1893.
A New Structure In St, I.onU for tlio Use
of Secret Societies.
Tlie Iicnutl fill edifice now being erected
In St. Louis for tlio exclusive use of secret
rocietles Is situated on the northwest cor
ner of Kloventh strict, nnd is to cost
12000. The. building will bo constructed
of buff Itcdfnnl stone, handsomely cnived,
for the first two stories, and the four sto
ries above will be of light Homnu brick.
The interior framework is of Iron, nnd the
building will bo fireproof. The roof of
the building wilt bo ustd as a summer
The four upper stories will be divided
Into eight commodious lodgerooms, each of
which will have two anterooms, with lava
tories connected. A special feature will be
the electric lighting of the lodgerooms,
which will surpass anything of the kind in
the city. The two lower floors will con
tain, offices for tlio accommodation of the
general officers of the various lodges which
make their homo in the building, a restau
rant, liowllng alley, etc. With the ad
vantages of n terraco garden 100 feet above
the level of the street, where lodge mem
bers can enjoy cool summer breezes, the
Fraternal building wlllbeadeslrablegath
erlur place for fraternal societies.
Chinese Masonlo Temple Dedicated In
Host on Notes.
The Chinese Freemasons now have a
temple In Boston. It is situated in Mount
Hope cemetery, and is the only one in the
United States. It was dedicated by Grand
Master Gong Hoar, of the Chinese Masonic
order, and the ceremony was mast peculiar
and Interesting. The temple is built of
brick, with a solid masonry foundation. It
has no roof, nnd only a brick wall 18 inches
high Incloses it. Two furnaces are located
In the rear In which offering? to the gods
In memory of dead Chinamen are made.
Gong is a remarkable looking Chinaman,
0 feet tall, dressed In American clothes
and sporting a heavy black mustache. A
pair of eyeglasses set off an intelligent
countenance, which is very unlike thejordi
In the jurisdictions of Pennsylvania and
England the j wel of the past master is a
silver square nnd tho diagram of the forty
seventh proposition, first book of Euclid,
engraved on a silver plate pendent within
It. In other jurisdictions it is the com
passes extended to CO degs., with a sun in
Where real Interest in Freemasonry pre
vails is where dues are willingly nnd
At a very large gathering of the supreme
council of sovereign graud inspectors gen
eral of the thirty third and Inst degree, An
cient and Accepted Scottish Kite Masons,
held In New York, a plan was discussed
for uniting all the Scottish rite bodies, of
i which there are 8 in this country, under
one grand supreme council.
Three hundred and seventy-four fellow
crafts were raised in the District of Colum
bia last year.
Maine has close to 23,000 members.
Ohio raised 1,972 fcllowcrafts last year.
There aro over 13,000 lodges in the order.
Supreme Secretary Kolison's I'redlctioii.
Notes by the "Way.
Supreme Secretary W. O. Hobson pre
dicts that no more than fifteen assessments
will be levied this year. No one is better
Qualified to judge than he.
For the three months ending Oct. 1 over
3,000 applications for membership were re
ceived. The chairman of tho committee on laws
of the supreme council is the legal adviser
of the supreme officers.
Tho order hosi'O grand councils.
The average age of members in the order
Tho order, because of its foundation
principles, its splendid business manage
ment, its carefully selected supreme coun
cil officers, is an acknowledged leader, and
it is for the Interest of each one to do all in
his power to "carry upward and onward"
the Ii. A. banner, which all so dearly love.
The fourteenth assessment of the year
was called on Nov. 1, and there will be but
fifteen in nil. The largest number reached
was In 1890 nnd 1891, when blxteen were
levied. Tho order has Increased 14,000 or
15,000 in membership during 1893.
The order was incorporated under tho
laws of Massachusetts iii November, 1877.
A. O. U. W.
Interesting 1'uitA Coucernlnjj the Order
and It Formation.
The first A. O. U. W. lodge was insti
tuted nt Mcadville,-Pa., Oct. 27, 1808, with
J. J. Upchurch, the father of the order, as
master workman. The lodge"still ej if ts,
hi known as Jefferson, No. 1, the original
membership being fourteen. The first
grand lodge was formed at Corry, Pa., in
December, 1870, with W. W. Walker ns
grand master workman. This grand lodge
was incorporated March 21, 1871. Tho su
preme lodge was organized at Cincinnati
Feb. 11, 1873. The first benefit was paid to
the widow of Peter Grover, of Pennsyl
vania, who died Feb. 5, 1873.
The grand lodge of New York paid out
from Jan. 1 to Oct. 1 701, 530.43.
There nre now 29 grand jurisdictions,
with unother western new one in sight.
Next session of the grand lodge of Ne
braska w ill bo held at Lincoln in May, 1693.
Nevada has assessments Nos. 25 and 0 for
Tho Select Knights of Canada havo re
ceived their certificate of registry from the
Insurance department of Ontario entitling
them to transact Ufa insurance, business
against death, and also on the endowment
I. O. O. F.
Tlio riwt. Chief Tntrlarcli In America.
Notes of tho Order,
The first chief patriarch In America was
John Boy. He was also the first grand
The grand secretary of Illinois received
1,000 capitation tax during the first ten
days of October.
The colored Odd Fellows, known ns the
United Order of Odd Follows, have n mem
bership in the United States of fully 150,-
Keport comes from Maryland thnt the
past six months havo been tho most pros
perous in that state within ten years.
The third Monday in September, 1KB,
will bo Odd Fellows' Hay at Chicago.
Tho veterans of Massachusetts have just
celebrated their anniversary in glorious
style. Over 00 prominent members of the
order sat down to an elaborate banquet.
Tho usual ceremonies were followed.
The lot on which tho Odd Fellows' hall
nt San Francisco stands cost the order
tl2o,000. Tho cornerstone of the building
was laid May 4, 1881.
Brooklyn is to have a French speaking
lodge. The City of Churches is always
alive to the Interest nnd welfare of tho
Seventy-nine lodges failed to make elec
tion returns to the grand lodge Inst year.
Something should bo done to wake up
A few changes have been made, in the
secret work. In due tlmo all lodges will
receive proper instruction.
In Missouri nil Odd Fellows' halls are
exempt from state and county taxes.
A museum of antiquities has been found
ed nt Baltimore by tho brethren who appre
ciate the value of Odd Fellow relics.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Progress of tho Order In New York State.
From the report of the committee on cor
respondence tho following interesting data
as to New York state is furnished: Organ
ized Oct. 29, 18C8, sixth in order. Relative
rank Jan. 1, 1891, in lodges, 0; members, 5;
gain, 12; per cent, gain, 43; members per
lodge, 17; Knights per 1,000 population, 30;
Knights per 1,000 white male adults, 43;
suspensions per 100 Knights, 41; suspen
sions per 100 initiates, 45; total expense, C;
relief expense, 0; relief per capita, 24; pel
cent, relief to total expense, 12; cash assets,
4; assets per capita, 23; average rank, 18, a
loss of four places.
Tho session of the supreme lodgo had
hardly adjourned before tho echoes of dis
satisfaction begun to bo heard. One item
of business done which was not generally
liked was the election of major general of
the uniformed rank.
At the close of the fiscal year, March 31,
the organization and membership of the
uniformed rank stood as follows: Total
divisions, 097; membership, 37,840. From
March 31 to July 1, 50 additional divisions
have been instituted, increasing the mem
bership to the grand total on July 1, 89,380.
Secret Work or tho Order Kmulematlc ol
The secret work of the order Is comprised
in fourdegrees.emblemnticof Indian char
ftcter, virtue nnd history, teaching precepts
of morality and brotherly love. An ex
pressive vocabulary of Indian words is
used in the work, which is translated and
used at present in French and German.
Thero are 17 tribes in New York city, of
which 4 work in French.
The membership July 1 wns 122,314 In I
1,434 tribes and 30 great councils. During I
tho year ending the same date nearly flOOV
000 was disbursed for the relief of the sick
and burial of the dead.
Algonquin tribe, No. II, of St. Johfisbury,
Vt., last by lire recently the entire property
of the tribe. Almost every member of the
tribe is a loser to some extent.
The first tribe in Pennsylania was insti
tuted at Norristown. On the 21st of last
moon the order celebrated that event nnd
Columbus Day with a parade of over 1,000
Knights of St. John.
In the days of tho Crusudes there were
several chlvalric orders. The most cele
brated were tho Knights of St. John and
the Knights Templars. The order of St.
John was established as a hospitaller order
at Jerusalem in 1018. About 1118 the or-j
derwas reorganized on a military basis. I
Driven from Jerusalem at the end of the I
Crusades in 1291, it migrated to Cyprus,
from thence in 1301 to Rhodes, where it I
sustained two celebrated sieges; sojourned I
at Castro, Amalfi and Rome from 1533 to
1530, and possessed the Isle of Man from
1530 to 1798. Tho order was divided into
eight languages or nationalities. The or
der came to America in 1870, when the first
encampment in America St. John's, No.
74, G. II. S., now No. 1, G. R. A. was In
stituted. In olden tunes the head of tho
order wns elected for lifo and his title was
tho "grand master." His assistants were
formed into a general chapter or chapter
general. The knights wore over their
usual garments a ciimson surcoat embel-'
lislied beforo nnd behind with a broad '
white cross of eight points. In time of
pence tho dress of ceremony was a long
black mantle, irjOii which tlio same cross
of white linen was sewed,
Pennsylvania has 50,000 Patriotic Sons
of Ameiica, nnd the roll is still increasing
The newly elected grnnd master of the
Order of B'rith Abraham is a member of
Rrooklyn City lodge, No. 118.
Tlio total amount paid to members of
the United Friends who havo become per
manently disabled since the organization
of the order to Sept. 23 was M TO, 100 ,,nd
to tho beneficiaries of deceased members
13,729,898.53, a total of 2,908,993. 53.
A member of n fraternal order can
scarcely commit a greater blundei than to
decry a sister socitty. To spend time to
convince a man that another society is un
worthy of confidence is worse than wasted
time on the part of the member, for If he
sueceids ho has only weakened confidence
In all societies, as tho average man knows
thnt substantially thero is not much differ
ence nmoug tho established orders.
American Legion of Honor.
Tho total metulwrsiilpof thestuto of New
York on June 0 wns 19,237.
During the six months ending June 30,
out of a membership in the state of New
York of 19,500, there were 1(3 deaths.
During the six mouths ending June 30
there wire 1,090 initiations and 1,003 rein
statements in the state of New York.
The order is growing in nil tho states.
New councils nro being instituted, and old
councils nro being increased in numbers.
nnd Women Aro
Thero wns a cornerstono laying nt tho
corner of Arch and Eighteenth streets,
Philadelphia, a fow days ngo that wns a
novelty. Tho building had been con
structed to tho third story, nnd tho stone
wns placed at that level directly over
tho main entrance; but as women were
managing tho affair they called it a
"cornerstone." Tho structure is that
of tho Women's Christian association,
nnd not only does it show tho work of u
noblo organization, but tho building is
in every way worthy of its purpose.
When completed it will be eight stories
high, with a roof garden, will ho built
of stone np to the water lino nnd above
that of huff brick with granito trim
mings. It lias a frontage of l.'KJ feet ou
Arch street nnd 117 on Eighteenth streot,
and will nccommodato 2.10 working girls,
who will havo tho benefits of u training
school and variona educational facilities.
The basement will bo occupied by tho
laundry, supply room, boilers, rooms for
tho training schools nnd rooms reserved
for educational purposes.
Tho object of tho work was very beau
tifully set forth by Rev. Dr. John Hemp
hill, pastor of tho West Arch Street
Presbyterian church, in which tho re
ligious ceremonies wero held, ns it is on
tho corner opposite tho new building.
Ho emphasized tho fact that the Wom
en's Christian association is not engaged
in reforming the fallen, but in preserv
ing tnat which is pure. It is to encour
age good work, to mako life more so
ciable and agreeable for girls who would
otherwise bo lonely and borrowful. Ho
told of tho good work dono by this
branch in its present home, whero 000
meals per day aro served at a mod
erate cost nnd many other worthy chari
ties conducted. In its new home tho
association will rank among the first
organizations in Philadelphia.
Tlin PHILADELPHIA iicii.di.no.
Tho Y. M, C. A. building at Charles
ton is situated on King street, just
below Market, and consequently only
half a block fror. tho favorite prome
nade of tho city. It is 53 by 1G0 feet,
divided, however, by an area for light
and ventilation. Tlio remainder of the
lot It by 53 is used for ft lawn tennis
Tho gablo rests on circular columns
and contains threo openings, ono of
which has a semicircular cap. The angle
is finished in fancy work. On tho right
is a tower rising considerably above tho
building proper, capped with a conical
roof. The parapet between tlio tower
nnd gablo is decorated with t-quaro open
ings in tho brick work.
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Tho cntranco is by tho towrr, through
Inch is m-
Christian Association." The remainder
of tho first floor, on tho front, is occu
I pied by two storerooms, with extensive
1 plate glass and bhow windows. The
j rental from these makes a permanent
source of revenue to tho association.
The association has about trebled its
membership sinco entering tho new
bnilding, and though its current ex-
penses aro doubled money has never
been secured so easily. Mr. Atha T.
Jamison is the general secretary, who
for eight years has been managing the
work. This building has made possible
n moro aggressive work for the young
men of the community, nnd has given
tho association u prestige nnd a guaran
tee of permanency that nothing else
could have bestowed.
Mlo Sets Tj-jie.
Women compositors aro plenty, but
wemen who manage newspapers or serve
ns foremen are so raro that Miss Lizzie
is entitled to spe
cial mention. For
ten years she has
dono good work
on tho Pomero
for the last fivo
years has set
nearly all the dis
play type, made
up tho forms 'and
of tho mechanical "zzih scmtciNER.
department. Stranger still, she has
walked tho two and a half miles from
her home in Middleport twice every day,
making n total of 15.C0O miles in tho ten
years, besides working in the offico ten
hours per day.
It goes without saying that she had by
naturo a very good constitution, and
tnose wno see Her ou tho road very
early in the morning or late in tho even
lug notico her quici, springy step and
glow of health. The mechanical finish
of The Telegraph, ns made up by her
her, shows that she understands the
business thoroughly. It is estimated
that in the ten years she has set up 0,240
feet of type, column width, and disposed
of 02,300 sheets of manuscript of thir-size
that runs ten pages to the foot of type.
But she has now given up the work for
an indefinite period, her first rest in ten
years, and is going to Michigan for a
Fine Hour Mills.
In the state of Coahuila, Mexico, are
located two of the finest flour mills in
the republic, one at Torreon and the
other Saltillo, tho latter having a ca
pacity of 150 barrels per day and an elo.
vator with a capacity of 50,000 bushels.
The best wheat in Mexico is grown in
the uplands of Coahuila.
TWO GOOD MOTTOES.
"MUM'S THE WORD" AND
OR SHUT UP."
Mrs. Frank Leslie YVrltm on Some l!nter
tabling Themes All Kplsotlo of the 1H
evated Ilnllroad llehlnd tho Scenes.
Tho Necessities of Life.
ICopyriRht, 1R33, by American Press Associa
tion. All rights reserved.
OING home very tired
ono day by tho elevated
railroad my drowsy ear
was caught by the fresh, clear voice of
a young girl saying "Mum's tho word."
"About what?" asked an older nnd
wearier woman's voice.
"Oh everything," replied the girl
with u tinkling littlo laugh, nnd as if
the phrase tickled her fancy she repeat
ed it still moro blithely. "Yes, mum's
the word. That's the best rule of life I
"There's another that they use a good
voice, with a little laugh, "and that's
'Pay up or shut up.' Don't you think
that's better ndvice, Miss Lottj ""
"I don't just see what it means," re
plied Lotty coquettishly.
"Why, if ono fellow has done another
fellow an ugly turn say got his money
at cards and the first man thinks he
didn't play on the square"
"Oh, dear, I don't know anything
about such dreadful people," interposed
Lotty, nnd tho older woman added,
"And I hope you don't either, William."
"Course I don't, mother, and of course
you don't," returned William, with ft
choked laugh struggling under his voice,
"only I've heard it, you see, and it seems
to mo a better rule to work by than just
to keep mum, no matter what anybody
does to you,"
"But you didn't finishexplainingwh.it
it means," interposed Lotty. "Suppose
one of these horrid men cheats another
horrid mm at cards, for I suppose that's
what you ineanr
"That's about tho sizo of it, Mis
Lotty," replied William cheerily. 'Well.
then, you see tho fellow that comes to
grief feels mad nnd wants to pay up.''
"Why, he's got to pay up if he's Iot
tho money, hasn't he?"
"Oh, well, it doesn't mean that kind of
paying up. If tho other tellow carried
a conplo of aces up his sleeve, why you
want to pay him up for cheating, don't
"Want to bo revenged on him?"
"Well, if you put it that wav. Any
how, if he's a plucky fellow he'll go for
him fists or six shooter or liowie, some
how or other and pay him up for being
such a sneak, don't you see? But if ho
isn't plucky, and feels as if tho other
ono had got heavier fists, or a quicker
aim, or a handier knife, he sort of crawls
away nnd goes nround scolding and
snarling and blowing."
"William, what sort of associates havo
yon been among in tho west?" put in the
moth'T in a ti:e of dismay. But Lotty,
witli her little, tinklinglaugh, suggested:
"So, then, tho other man tells him if
he hasn't tho cour.igo to pay up his
grudge ho had better shut up and not
talk aliout it. I3 that it?"
"Yes, Miss Lotty; that's just it, and 1
think it's pretty good ndvice, isn't it? If
soiiicbody'h done you a mean turn, why,
pay him up for it. And if you can't pay
it up, why, shut up till you can, but
don't tako it out in swearing "
Tho cars stopped, and when they went
on tho voices had ceaed. Evidently my
friends had got off, and I never had seen
them hut tho not result of the little
overheard discussion crystallized in my
mind into the question:
Is it better to pay up or bhut up, or is
"Mum's the word" the better rulo of
life better than either to pay up or
All of us, especially women, have
plenty to comnl in of ns wo go throuch
the world. Is imael'8 children, whose"
hands wero against every man and
every mans hands against thorn, aro
never hard to find; indeed, it sometimes
6eems ns if, moro or less disguised, they
pervaded society in all its grades nnd
all its relations and weio impossible to
avoid, oven though tho exterior seems
to promise better things.
Sometimes indeed a woman's foes
nro thoso of her own household, and be
hind tho closed doors of what to tho
world seems a happy homo a system
of persecution or of struggle is carried
on which nobody suspects, unless in
deed tho victim, finding it impossible to
"shut up'rany longer, desperately re
solves to "pay up" by exposing her ty
rant to tho vengeance of the public.
Do you doubt tho existence of these
If so you are not one of those persons
endowed, to their own misfortune, with
what is known as a sympathetic naturo,
persons to whom everybody tells their
story almost at sight, often ending it
with some such remark as this:
"I don't know why I have told you all
this. I have never spoken of it outside 1
of my own home to a living creature.
But there is something about you that ,
seems 10 open my nearc ana assure mo
that I may place confidence both in your
sympathy and your discretion."
Of course ono can but assuro theso
poor wounded ones of both tho sympathy
and the discretion, and finish by admin
istering such advice or comfort as sug
gests itself, though often with a dreary
senso that neither tho one nor tho other
will do any real good.
Still the telling of the story does seem
to do good to Bitch persons, and often
enough they finish the interview by
avowing that they feel happier than
rv N vt .
tlioy havo tor wcecs or years or ages,
as they may phraso it, for ono result of
intenso worry is, as I havo frequently
noticed, to give the object of itthesenso
of having suffered for a length of time
beyond the power of computation. The
phrase, "an eternity of woe," is by no
means a mere poetical trope, but a very
real experience, as I fear too many of
you who read theso lines know from a
bitter experience, while, on tho other
hand, tho hours or days of real happi
ness dotted along through a life seem
to brief and so far away when once they
aro passed that wo almost doubt if we
ever actually experienced them, or if in
deed they wero no more than one of
those morning dreams apparently cov
ering hours, but which waking reason
tells us only filled tho half ininut3 be
tween tho servant's first and second
knock upon tho bedroom door.
Again, tho poets havo, as indeed they
generally do, seized upon tho truo in
wardness of tho situation when they
speak of a "dream of delight," a "vision
of joy." Just think of it! "An eternity
of voo" and a"dieam of delight," nnd
yet both events may, by tho measure of
the clock, have occupied tho same length
But to return a littlo to our muttons.
Tnko the case of a girl at home and I
daro say sorno girl reading this will
think I mean her, and Bomebody not a
girl will immediately fit the cap to the
head of somo friend of their own, but
really I mean no girl in particular, but,
alas, a great many girls in general a
girl, wo will say, whose parents aro in
very moderate circumstances, and yet
not poor enough to allow their daughter
to go out into the world to earn her own
living. She must stay at homo and "bo
subject unto her parents."
Sho must do tho work which if it
wero dono for a stranger would bring
her in a solid income, while at home she
is paid in food, not such as 6ho could
fancy perhaps; in clothes, each garment
of which represents a separate pang of
mortification and disappointment, and
in a good deal of 'scolding and fretting
at from a sickly or overworked mother
and 11 harassed father. The girl feels,
bitterly feels, that the days of her youth
and good looks aro passing by; that she
is losing those chances of untold pros
perity and joy which every girl believes
oh, bwect delusion! lie within her
reach if only sho could get her hands
free to grasp at them. She knows that
unless some new opjiortunity is offered
to her boforo long the day will come
when she, too, will lie peevish and sickly
and fretted into wrinkles and sallow
ness as her mother is now, and it inav
well be without her mother's solace of
having fulfilled a woman's destiny and
taken rank as wife and mother. I
Perhaps it is even worso than this; I
per'.ia;3 the girl is actually ill ued; per- '
hap3 tho father drinks, nnd tho mother
is a vixen, nnd tho rough boy brothers '
nro allowed to teao and tyrannize and j
bully their sister as only rough boys can.
In cither case here is a life being '
spoiled and crushed, and yet capable of
being saved by tho intervention of somo
btrong hand and masterful will. But
if this good girl is of Lotty's way of
thinking, and considers that "Mum's the
word" is tho best rulo of life, she will
simply refrain from trying to summon
that hand and will to her rescue, nnd I
will, after somoycarsof desperate Strug- '
gle. go under the waves and ndd ono
moro to "t.te noble army of martyrs,"
each ono of whom adds her little item to
tho account mankind is bcoring up
against fate an account probably to bo
1ep-.1di.1ted in tho end, since it can never
bo p lid off.
But perhaps'tho girl, having stuck to
her motto of "Mum's tho word," finds
her releasocomesthroiigh somo William
or Thomas or Jack or Joseph, who offers
her marriage. Naturally the poor child
grasps at any means of escape from her
dreary life and docs not too closely
scrutinize what it offers instead, bi.e
marries in haste and, alasl repents at
leisure. Jack or Joseph turns out to be
different from the father from whose
grumbling she has escaped, but not, on
the whole, any better. Ho does not
grumblo or growl so much certainly,
hut ho laughs and sneers, which is
worse. Tho father dealt out his money
sparingly for the new gown that could
not 1)0 refused, but tho husband, if
urged too far, swears angrily that he
has nono to givo and bids her make
over her old things or buy them out of
tho magnificent dowry she brought him,
' when, poor child, she knows that he
knows the price of her wedding gown is
not )'et scnmpeu out ot tno poor house-
hold she has left.
Perhaps, on tho other hand. Jack or
Joseph is foolishly careless of money,
spends what ho can get as soon as it
comes to hand, and lives for the rest of
tho month on credit, as she is also wel
come to do if she can get anybody to
givo it to her, for a Jack or a Joe of this
kind had as lief be in debt for a hun
dred dollars as for ten, sinco he never
intends to pay either. We all know the
end of this career debt, failure, pro
cesses at law, bankruptcy, ruin, misery
of every sort. Tho children come, and
their mother remembers iu shame nnd
vain regret her resentment against her
own poor mother, now that she finds her
self also growing peevish and complain
ing and ailing and lachrymose. She at
last learns to understand, now it is too
late, tho causes of that poor mother's
infirmities of body and temper, and re
solves that as her own daughter grows
to womanhood she will make her see the
matter moro truly than ever she did
She won't do it. however, and for two
reasons the first, that it is impossible.
one of the malicious provisions of fate be-
tag that experience is "not to be trans-
ferred," every traveler upon fate's iron
road having to buy his or her own ticket,
and not one of them privileged to enjoy
it without paying the whole cost out of
his own pocket, and the second reason
being that tho motto of "Mum's the
word" is a righteous and a decent one
when a mother's discontent with hei
husband is the topic and his own child
the auditor. Few women, I think, would
deliberately transgress this unwritten
law. although tho impatient word, and
tne eipquont siienco, ana tne riseT
tho eye, and tho toss of the head
ally suffice to givo tho children ai
an inkling of what the mother tb,?
sho is so honorably keeping to hersur
But there aro other women ia c.v
walks of lifo who may havo use f0f 9
ty's favorite motto, or who put to (-.
selves the cynical query: "
Is it better to shut up or pay op'
Households are there where e -
questions of want aro not raiv-a , .
money is nbundant nnd the In, .
life assured. But few people n,.w
feel contented to follow Panr.
saving jouu mm raiment inerpwuh
content," not even when hm Jf
bankbooks aro added, for the-p m, 1
rebels, especially the female nif .
thein, contend that the lurum-. ,r
ago are tho necessities of the 0. v r'l
that so far from being conten' . ,
and raiment, houses and t.lf
they count all thoso as naught
than naughtif they aro not ae.-.n '
by sympathy, delicate coim (Pf "
harmony of temper and tate au,
peace and sweet content oV
found in congenial compa-ii ns
These women, having in intPd
hero of their own imagiiK.v d
denly waking to tho co..s. !.,,,
they havo played upon tin 1
such a trick as did Tita 1.. , , , ,
crowned an ass' head with f .r- ..,.,
their "dream of bliss" all t ,1 , 3
resolves itself into 1111 'Vterui s v .
naturally seek to ease tho n, ,, . ,f ,
discovery by an "outcry m -
..TI..I.. r.l 1 -! i .. -
audible, and it is very iutu-al ,
Do you happen to know t1 a) 1 tV
geons aver tho deadly efforts of ,,.13
to be very much mitigated h r ,
One of the most diabolical refinn.r ,.,
of torture in tho inquisition wis u,gag
the victim so that ho remained p-r
force mute. Men have thus died cmct
buffering they might have sustain! tad
nature been allowed her free r.iure
And so with tho woman wtiu fr;j
that life has become too complex a-
too painful to be governed bv tue pri,
motto of "Mum's the word." Marten
have come to such a head with her tia
the question now is, Can I pay up, a:J
if I cannot, what then? Why ttif a;
ternative is, shut up, and most womeii
soine of them with full inteminc aa
some of thein with tho defensive ,n.
stinct that makes even a dove pi k a;
the cruel hand that squeezes it-wul
begin the process of paying up bv tt-11-ing
out their causes of complaint acj
putting their intimate enemy to an t-j
shame. I say open, for it is sn c t0 1
come bo, even though at first tap se-rtt
is only breathed in the car of an an
mate friend or even toll in tne-ccfes
Some cynic inquires, "Way snonil
you expect your friend to keep vm
secret when you could not keep it ynqr.
self?" And why, indeed?
Perhap3 it is not only told to one mn
mate friend, perhaps it is tosiw,ii
to everybody, to tho newspapers t
tho divorce court. In either wa r :
all ways it effects its purpose and t:
unhappy and wronged wife wea ad
timid though sho is pays up her Hrm
better than she could with even the "fti
shooter or bowie" of Lotty's wMi-rn
Do you blame her?
Having shut up as long as she w
able, is sho not right to pay up in tc
end? I think so.
Tlie first 1'mplro Ilagc New GooJi.
Mill for Next Spring.
Just now everything is First Empire
as I predicted it would bo several months
ago, but even I did not foresee thit it
would become so general a f'J f
Even tho flower girls have enormcai
balloon sleeves and all sorts of capelmes.
I think the fancy will endure nnnl
spring at least, and while it does we
will each and all imagine ourselves
act pictures of the beautiful but unfor
I have told you what is; now let tse
say a word about what is to be There
will bo a revoln
'f. tim. in fir .r i.f
full and wide
skirts bef re
long, nnd I think
we may toon en
ter into n fnmua
ableenvir'mroMit of steel in the way
of hoops The
first will be in
bell shape tnth
no actual iioup
jilwve the knee
but later tuey
will grow and
swell and bm-nine
ingly large as
rhey were uefore
In the wa '
new gooits wears
to have a renewal of several o J fJ4"r
ites in the shape of brocaded wooicns
and the ever lovely empress cloth. The
unwieldy bedford cord has lived out its
I saw some next spring and Mnnmei'
silks a few day since under seal f &
crecy, and like a dutiful chrnn it I
tell you all in strict confidence There
will be plaids in faint toues rather tnan
colors, and over all is a chameleon effect
also in very delicate shades. There will
be some superb styles of "cheney" aft
with large but faint floral patterns with
that hazy, indistinct outline that seems
to merge into the groundwork. Oret
all this will be thrown a lattice work of
satin. Tho patterns for the chinas W
pongees are to bo mostly geometrical
with snowflakes and queer figures w
every sort. Cubes, rhomboids, parallel
ograms, triangles linked, and yet oth
ers show stars, moons and comets.
urn looking for one with the canals en
the planet Mars, and do not doubt on
will vet be found renresentinir It
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