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THE COURIER
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FACTS AND FANCIES FOR WOMEN.
TR- ROSEWATER makes several charges in his article against
1 T 1 woman suffrage in Sunday's Ike, which he can not sustain
regarding the effects of this movement in western states
where it prevails.
Take Wyoming: Woman suffrage has prevailed there for twenty
five years, and ho says it is neither morally nor financially better
than its neighbor states, and its only effect has been to make the
elections more corrupt and expensive. Women are good rustlers
sure, if they have been able to accomplish that. We quote some
figures which are official. In the last decade tho imputation of the
United States has increased 24.G per cent., that of Wyoming 127.9
per cent, The number of criminals in the United States has increas
ed 40.3 per cent., while in Wyoming, with her immense increase of
population, the criminals have not increased at all, showing a con
stantly improving condition of public morals. The census of 1800
shows 74 prisoners in prisons and jails of Wyoming, all men, thus
giving evidence that suffrage has improved tho morals of the female
part of the population.
Thus it is shown that while population is increasing there doubly
as fast as in the whole United States, crime has a relative decrease
in Wyoming of four fifths.
Carroll D. Wright in his U. S. reports shows the divorce rate in
Wyoming is to that of other western states as one to four, and to
the entire United States as only one to three.
Look for a moment at the statistics of idiots and insane. There
are three times as many idiots in Idaho as in Wyomingto the popu
lation. The insanity as compared to the east is only one fourth, and
to the neighboring states, three-sevenths. Governors Hoyt, Barber,
Warren, and other prominent politicians of that district, testify to
the elevating influence suffrage has had, and it stands proven that
twenty-five years of its reign have shown a decrease in crime and
divorce, insanity and idiocy; an increase in purity in politics, good
order and temperance; and that the male population have arrived at
a condition of chivalry a;:d enlightenment n A to be found in states
which continually fight the suffrage question Wyoming's all right.
Why will women wear monstrosities, in the shape of artificials?
Imagine the new fad of black violets. It seems a libel on mother
nature.
Have a dash of magenta somewhere, if you want to be strictly
au fait. If you wear it very near your face it will likely make you
look green and yellow, by turns, as the light strikes you; but it's-the
thing all the same.
Lavender has come to stay.
Hats are worn lower than for some time. Sweet pea hues are all
the rage.
Trim your plain black parasol with coarse cream lace.
The Woman's club in Omaha has been a success from its inaug
uration. The musical department has given some fine recitals, as
well as doing excellent study work. Mrs. Savidge, the president,
resigns to take an European trip this spring, and will be much
missed.
A woman was ordained lately as pastor of the Congregational
church in Littleton, Mass.
Miss Uarradon, author of "Ships That Pass in tho Night," has had
her book translated into Danish. French, German, and into raised
letters for tho blind that's glory enough for one woman.
Corsets are all right. They have lately been found on somo mum
mies that weroonco Egyptian princesses.
Augusta E. Chapin has just been called to tho Universalist church
in Omaha.
There is a woman's journal lately started in Omaha which is
already making its mark. All the editorial work as well as mech
anical is done by women. Mrs. Fairbrother, the editor, is one of
Nebraska's bright women.
Our Dr. E. II. Chapin welcomed in a pleasant address tho new
Omaha minister, Rev. Augusta Chapin, to our state at a reception
held in Omaha by the Universalist ladies.
Marie Tempest says no man except an American can tempt her
to marry. Augusta L. Packakd.
THE GRETE ASSEMBLY.
The advance announcement of the Crete program is now out, and
it shows many good things for this year. The assembly meets this
year from July 3 to 14, and it will bo a regular summer school, but
one at which each scholar can do or follow what is of most interest.
The two following names show partly what the assembly means
when it announces good names on tho program.
I. Lorado Taf t, M. L., of Chicago, the most widely known sculptor
and art critic of the west, and the most popular university extension
lecturer for two seasons in Chicago, will give three superbly illus
trated stereopticon lectures on the French artists, and two afternoon
lectures on the art of tho sculptor, graphically illustrated by model
ing figures in clay on the platform. Those who saw his work and
heard his lectures last summer at the world's fair in Chicago, will
be the first to appreciate this gratifying announcement.
II. Mrs. Katharine Fisk, the finest contralto of Chicago, will be
heard three days at tho assembly, including two evening recitals.
Mrs. Fisk is a singer of superb physique and voice, with a reputation
in oratorio as great in Europe as in America, and is already under
contract to return to Europe in October for the season of 1894-5
Her lowest terms for a single appearance are 3100 and expenses. No
Chautauqua has ever made a more conspicuous musical announce
ment that this.
Do you know that dry goods houses in all of the cities bear the
reputation of selling boy's clothing and hats cheapest. Herpol
sheimer & Co. do the same in Lincoln.
All the New Spring Styles in Furniture just arrived, and at Prices lower than ever.
Quick Meal Gas Ranges from $15 to $35.
100 Leonard Refrigerators from $5 to $50.
See tine Syracuse Weeel, Its a "2VirMxe
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