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Pages 9 to 1 6.
ges 9 to 16.
NO. 229.
This Claim Is Made by and For Tlicm A
j Few Personal Experiences Do Men Value
Hands More Thau Beads? Girls Who
Could, but Would Not.
Copyright, 1895, by American Press Associa
tion. 1 1 Oi-Lf,. vii
TTTII' 1 j . S
jsoiial experience are
j fiJbiiS. worth more than a vol-
.-jSv, ' nine of theorizing.
y Cynics may sneer, talk
' about men not off ring
themselves to strong minded women
and hint that the reason in most cases is
the lack of opportunity. Let their igno
rance be pitied while we seek for actual
conditions and leave the moralizing un
til later.
To say that less than half the women
who graduate from colleges marry, and
a fair proportion of those after they are
80, calls for proof. There are two kinds
first, a comparison of the catalogue of a
ladies' seminary with ono of n coeduca
tional school, and, second, examples that
come within my own knowledge.
Take a cataloguo of a fashionable
girls' school and placo it beside one of a
college where the sexes study aether.
In the first caso you will find the title
"Mrs." after three out of four names,
and in tho second after ono out of every
Before proceeding with my second
proof I will answer tho cynic who, ii
reading the caption of this article, will
exclaim: "Why? They do not have ti
chanco!" That is a sledge hammi r Id' v
from a wedge shaped mind. If the oyi::e
will look back on his own history, )..
will see many women who might !
married had they Veon content with
him. Every woman has an opportunity
to marry. Gain tho confidence of t-
most forbidding unmarried woman '
your acquaintance, and in shyoonndri:'
she will give proof a ring, letters t'
other attestation of her "throe offers. "
I challengo any sa;io woman in t' -United
States who has passed yo to deny
that at least ono man has wanted t "
toarry her. No, tho ironic reply thr.;
women do not have a chance to many
does not hold good. "Barkis is still
Willin," but Peggotty has learned te
reason. It is a fact, that there is a larr
class of unmarried women in this cor."
try who have no wish to marry. Ov. .
side of individual reasons, there is one
general cause for this, and it is found
in the difference in intellectual growth.
Woman is progressing, while man is re
trograding. A Gorman woman of intel
ligence, who has spent some time V:
i Jmerica in the wealthiest and most iv-
II lied families, made a neat summary (
uo conditions when sho said: "The
American women know something aboui
everything. Tho American men knov.
everything about one thing business. "
But to return to tho second proof
examples of college women who have
not married and their reasons. Some
years ago I graduated at a first class col
lege. Of five women who wero in the
same class only one is married. They
were pretty, bright, and in one case
rich. Then why have they remained un
married? I havo seen them all within
the year, and having tho subject on my
mind I sought their reasons. The first
was a physician, tho least handsome,
but the cleverest of the quintet. Aft
er listening to an enthusiastic resume of
her work, I asked abruptly, "Why have
you not married?"
"In the words of Sammy Roach, an
old Englishman who worked for my
father, 'I nefer loaved but wance; me
loavo died an I nefer loaved again. '
That is, ho died to me when he puiutcd
a Darby and Joan picture of our future.
We wero to bo one. Fancy being one
when the man is always a whole one.
Such a career is like tho sign after a
figure to denote a fraction which is less
than half, or liko the inverted V in
mathematics in which the opening is
always toward the greater quantity and
Which is read 'is greater than.' The
comparison this man this woman did
not charm me. "
"Did Darby find his Joan?" I haz
arded interrupting tho flood tide.
"Yes, two of them and is now in
search of a third. Ho is tho shepherd
of a little flock in tho mountains and I
think he especially wanted mo becauso
I inherited a barrelful of sermons from
my grandfather. ' '
"Will he find her the third Joan?"
"Not here. Sometimes I havo been
almost tempted to marry. It is so hard
for an unprotected woman in this day
of protection. But now since I havo
fought my way through a medical coK
lege and into a reputable practice I can
still guide my timid steps.. I shall
no l t Hh
TTTi i in jvJU Jc!
never "marry, for I tell you in candor
that no happiness is equal to that of a
woman in this day who has kept her
independence and fulfilled her ambition.
We are the happy women. "
"Six years ago, was it not, since I
saw you?" said I to the trim looking
nurse I went to see after leaving the
satisfied doctor. "Six? Yes, it was.
We neither of us thought then that my
education would make me a philanthro
pist," "No, for when I saw you your educa
tion was leading you into what was
called a good match. "
The nurse blushed a little and after
a minute said, "Yes, I had almost
decided to marry. "
"If it isn't too painful to recall,"
said I, as she hesitated.
"Nonsense," with a little laugh,
"but I am always ashamed to give the
reason. It seems so frivolous. Mr.
prononnccd 'put' as though it were the
first syllable in 'putty.' "
"Oh, no, you cannot put me off with
that reason. You aro too sensible a girl
to care whether tho man yon lovod
slaughtered the whole English language.
There is a deeper reason. "
"Pronunciation is important in these
days," she replied evasively. When sho
saw my incredulous looks, sho finally
confessed. "Well, if yon will know it,
here it is. It seems silly when I express
it in words, but it has always been ado
quate to my mind. I was sitting in the
library one evening waiting for my
tianco when I heard him talking with his
brother at the gate. Tho brothor was
asking him to bring mo with him to
seme family party they intended hav
ing. Mr. called out gayly as he
bounded toward tho door, 'All right,
.lack. I'll bring my woman with me. '
My woman !" Tho trained nurse looked
very untrained. "My woman! That is
ho reason I never married. I have nev
er met a man who somewhere in his
unfair mind did not harbor tho thought
my woman' instead of 'my wife.' "
Very meekly I said, "That same man
is today president of one of tho richest
roads in the country" "And one of
tho best men in tho world in his fam
ily," she finished for mo; "I know, for
I nursed in his family. " "How did you
happen to go there?" "I was sent,"
said sho as conclusively as though thero
er-uld bo no such thing as an excuse
is iien she was hidden.
"Weren't you just a little bit sorry to
1 :.-o it all?"
"Sorry! No; I would rather endure
n;! I havo in trying to take care of my--'
'If than marry the president of the
United States if he would not recognize
my equality with him. Sorry? No,"
-lie called back defiautly as she hastened
out to bind up the broken body of a
t. wshoy w!u had boon run over by a
heavy dray.
"You are 20 years old."
The woman to whom this was spoken
-N as handsome. Sho was well dressed.
Tier manner was that of a person who
:iad r " in the world.
"Brutal to tell mo, but then 'Gott sei
'1-vik,- tho old maid isgouooutof stylo.
only know of one. Sho is my age.
Was a hello cycles ago, but some way
was counted out when tho matches were
made. Now her brain cells, like her
cheeks, are painted with rosy hopes of
men. When I see her my supremo feel
ing is gratitude gratitudo that I live
in a time when a woman can bo some
thing besides a spouse or a spinstor. "
Following up my point, I inter
apted her, "Twenty-nine, unmarried
:;! rich. "
"By choice, in all my life, although
I have met men of nearly every coun
' ry, I havo never had a lover who did
not love tho ducats my father left mo.
i have never blamed them. Nothing
is so helpful to a young man as half a
million. Amiablo and pleasing as I
havo been, I havo always learned at tho
last moment that my would bo husband
had written to my bankers to find out
whether I had complcto control of my
fortune. That is my secret. "
"Well, then, your life has been a fail
are. Your money spoiled yon for the
r.mbitious that tho other women in the
eluss had. "
" You aro wrong. There is no hap
pier woman than I. Some women may
bo moro content for a year, but as a
permanent possession I have content
ment. I travel, I study and I am no
mean business woman. My fortune
has almost doubled, although I 6pend
'.' yally. When I reach -10 I may see a
j.;Tay future, but I shall endow an
orphanage and take care of the waifs
unfortunate marriages have thrown on
the world. "
Tho fourth woman who graduated
eight years ago from that western col
lege will never marry. I saw her, but
wo talked of nothing but her work. She
is principal of ono of tho best known
women's colleges in tho country. Three
years r.go her lover was drowned and
tho has never spoken his name since.
Her face is one of the saddest I know,
and her life the noblest. Her life shows
that loyalty is a virtue that ednoation
does not eradicato in a woman.
The last of theso college girls had
been tho most ambitions of all. When
she carried off honor after honor, her
friends prophesied great things for her.
Always wanting to bo a lawyer she en
tered tho law school of the University
of Michigan tho year after sho gradu
ated. So well poised was her mind, so
judicial hor temperament, that the ex
aminer singled her out from a large
class as worthy especial commendation.
She even reached the fame of three
lines of Associated Press matter, always
printed advantageously in the newspa
pers under a half column descriptive
of a Kansas woman's fight with a bear,
under the double header "What Women
Can Do. " This woman married a man
to whom sho had been engaged in her
college days. He studied law in the
same school. Of southern birth, ho
wanted to settle in Georgia, the state
which seemed to him pregnant with
possibilities. They settled in Georgia,
although the wife had always had a
longing for Minnesota. He is now a ris
ing lawyer and she an excellent house
wife. I was with her for two days be
fore I could quite explain the heart
broken look in her face. We wero sitting
together one eveuing, and I said: "Your
husband doubtless owes something of
his success to your well balanced mind.
How happy a man must be who has a
wife that understands all abont his busi
ness !"
"You are still a theorist, I see. My
husband is too tired when he comes
home at night to think of his law cases.
Ho never mentions them. I tried to help
him, but no man with a good brain
needs a woman's head. He only needs
her hands." Then, turning to the little
daughter at her side, she- said, with an
energy that recalled the ambitious school
girl to my mind: "This child shall
know from her mother that a husband
is not necessary for a woman's happi
ness, and a profession is. What would I
not give if I could feel this night my
brain on fire and every pulse quickened
by the eager studv of an intricate case
at law!"
Of theso women who graduated eight
years ago tho four unmarried aro tho
contented ones. Volumes of theorizing
would not prove as conclusively as theso
examples that college womeu do not
marry because marriage makes it im
possible for them to fulfill their ambi
tious. Lindsay Jar vis.
A Coming- Dramatic Star.
Miss Maxino Elliott, who is consid
ered one of the most promising actresses
of the stage of today, is beautiful and
talented, but sho probably owes her suc
cess moro to her strength of will and
power of application than to tho first
qualities named. Sho has always been
a great rtodent and a vqracious.jeader,
but she began her dramatic, career with
absolutely no friend whatever to help
her along. 6ho was born in RtX'kland,
Me., of respectable but poor parents and
traces her descent from New Eng-
land settlers. Sho has a superb physique,
a splondid carriage and her features aro
of Grecian regularity. Sinco last Sep
tember sho has successively personated
with tho highest approval of the press
the parts of Dora in "Diplomacy, " Grace
Harkaway in "London Assurance,"
Mrs. Allenby in "A Woman of No
Importance," and Alice Verney in
"Forget Me Not. " After leaving Miss
Roso Coghlan's company, Miss Elliot
played under Mr. Augustine Daly's
management, making her debut as
Heart of Ruby in a translation of Judith
Gautior's "La Marchando do Sourires. "
She is to appear in Mr. Daly's company
the present season.
No Law to Stop Thorn.
American womeu bicyclers ought to
contribute a fund for tho purpose of a
leather medal for Alderman Crabtreo of
Chattanooga, and the medal should
have tho figure of a woman bloomer
rampant on both sides of it. Alderman
Crabtrce tried to get a resolution passed
through the Chattanooga city council
forbidding women to wear bloomers or
"bifurcated garments" on the streets,
for the reason think of it ! that tho
wearing of bloomers was a monace to
tho peace and good morals of the "male
residents" of Chattanooga. Of course
such a ridiculous ordinance could not
be enforced, even if it wero passed, for
bloomer garments are not men's attire.
Even if tho women should appear out
and out in the garments usually worn
by men, it is doubtful if theio is any
law in America that could stop them.
The matter was tested by Mrs. Tomri
Jon, time and again, in Chicago, sonic
years ago. She and her husband gave
street entertainments by which they
earned a living and she wore men's gar
ments because they wero more conven
ient. Policemen occasionally arrested
her and Ehe came off victorious every
time. E. A. OL
A Block of Five,
j A contemporary speaks expressively
: and reminisoently of Harrison, Reed,
McKinley, Allison and Morton as
I "block of five." St. Paul Globe.
M. 'torn
His Hut to Re Torn Down and a Prison
Erected There.
Thero has been received during tho
past 30 days news from Chile which
will not be regarded as joyful intelli
gence by the friends of Daniel Do Foe.
Poor old Robinson Crusoe's hut on Juan
Fernandez island is to be torn down,
and in its place will bo erected a prison
station, to be used as an auxiliary to tho
Chilean penitenthiry at Santiago. Juan
Fernandez is to be thrown open to set
tlers, and rumor is extant that Mocho
island will ako bo advertised as "a
splendid place for a poor man to mako
a fortutio. " Mocho island is mentioned
in connection with tho story of Juan
Fernandez, becanse, according to South
American historians, the spot was prob
ably the landing place of Sailor Alex
ander Selkirk, whose adventure De Foe
elaborated into chapters of marvelous
narrative, instead of the lonely rock
several hundred miles in a southwester
ly direction from tho port of Valparaiso.
Doubt still exists in tho minds of a
number of Chilean writers as to tho
identity of tho island on which Selkirk
spent four years of lonely existence.
The Chilean department of coloniza
tion has never been inclined in time
past to invito settlers to tho islands ly
ing off the coast of Chile and owned
and controlled by that republic. Robin
son Crusoe's domain has been zealously
guarded by representatives of the Chil
ean government, and all attempts to
settle upon it or to learn the secrets of
its queerly shaped canyons, ranges and
peaks havo been discountenanced by
stolid officials of that little southern
nation. San Francisco Bulletin.
If This So Tree. School Readers Win
Have to lie Revised.
All except tho most depraved cynics
will grieve to learn of the sad indict
ment of tho tt. Bernard dogs, which are
supposed to be trained to rescuo belated
travelers in the Alps. These noblo
beasts, which everybody has been told
possess fidelity moro than human, havo
been accused of base treachery by cer
tain mountaineers. Thus one traveler
writes :
"I was approaching tho summit of
Piz Langnard in company with a friend
when a huge St. Bernard met. us on a
narrow path. With a very transparent
assumption of good feeling toward us
the brute ran at us and tipped us over
tho ledge. Providentially tiie next lodge
was near, and we fell softly on tho
biiow. Then the fiendish ingenuity of
tho brute became apparent. Instead of
tttempting our rescue, as tho dogs in
foolish old legends do, this great cur
busied himself with the luncheon bas
ket, which had burst with tho impact,
and ato our cold chicken, while wa,
with some deft alpenstock work, at
length retrieved our safety. The sooner
theso mountain pests are extinguished
tho better. " New York Sun.
Those Society Rumors.
But of all tho Vanderbilt rumors the
most grotesque is that young Cornelius
Vanderbilt, a mere chit of a boy, is
paying serious attention to Miss Grace
Wilson, tho charming daughter of the
luckiest family that ever lived.
By Jove, but these Newport gossips
aro funny !
We shall neit hear that adorable old
Peter Mario is to marry some miss in
short dresses or that John Jacob Astor's
son is engaged to Miss But my gal
lantry and her age forbid me to mention
the lady. Cholly Knickerbocker in New
York Recorder.
A rSourulary Monument Gone,
Tho granite monument marking the
Mexican boundary at Tia Jnana, in San
Diego county, was upset last January
by a flood shortly after it was erected
by the international boundary commis
sion. This elaborate shaft fell into
quicksand. Stienuous efforts were made
to recover it. The sand was probed to
the depth of 25 feet, but no trace of tho
lost monument could be found. It has
been necessary to buy a new sito for
another monument, 100 by 100 feet,
and erect a second shaft thereon. Los
Angeles Times.
The Wondcrfnl Phonograph
Some curious studies in tho phono
graph have recently been made by sci
entists in Europe. As tho marker runs
over tho wax cylinder the investigators
have tracodt-he vibrations photographic
ally on gloss plates, thus obtaining tho
curves of tho tones peculiar to each
vowel. Edison caught and fixed the
sound, and these experimenters aro now
showing it in diagrams. The possibili
ties of the phonograph are vague, but
they are plainly in tho region of the
wonderful. St. Louis (ilobe-Democrat.
A Great Wheat Market.
Eureka, S. D., claims to be tho lar
gest primary wheat market in the world.
Tho town is the terminus of tho Mil
waukee railroad, in the center of a great
wheat growing region, and there are 30
warehouses and elevators there. It is
expected that about 8,000,000 bushels
of wheat will bo handled there this
Needs a Ctood Business Man.
Kvery Republican presidential boom
should have a shrewd purchasing agont
in charge of its southern delegate department.
The President's Grandfather Made Thero.
In a Caunecllcnt Vitiate.
William Cleveland, grandfather r.f
President Grover Cleveland, was a silver-
smith in drowsy Norwich town among 1
the hills of eastern Connecticut anil j
deacon for moro than a quarter of a cen- j
tnry in tho village Congregational !
:luuch. Tho house in which ho spent, i
his long life is still standing. His shop,
n weather beaten rookery, wss torn down
several years ugo.
The "Deacon," as he was always ad
dressed, was an expert workman, and
his goods were always in demand. As a j
consequence tho country families abont
Norwich town have Cleveland silver
spoons in abundance, coining down by
inheritance from old time ancestors. j
A Norwich town woman's legacy of
two of tho spoons exquisitely wronght i
specimens of painstaking work was re
cently transmitted to Ruth Cleveland,
and in return a personal letter of thanks
was received from her distinguished fa
ther. President Cleveland's great grandfa
ther, Aaron Cleveland, was a business
man and politician in Norwich town in
post Revolutionary days. He was active
in speaking and writing and took the
lead in opposing slavery in Connecticut,
introducing the first bill for its aboli
tion, and being dissatisfied with tho
gradual emacipation measure adopted
in 1790. Later he becamo a Congrega
tional minister.
Tho old villago records cf Lebanon,
12 miles north of Norwich town, declare
that Mrs. Cleveland is a great -granddaughter
of Mrs. Mary Rogers, a Leb
anon woman. New Y'ork Herald.
A Conversation on Immortality Between
Mrs. Beecher and Mark Twain.
A current, paragraph reports Mrs.
Thomas K. Beecher as having conclud
ed a conversation on immortality, iu
which Mark Twain has "taken the ag
nostic side," by asking him whether
ho would confess his error if he should
meet her in heaven a million years
hence. Mark promised that ho would,
and sealed the promise by writing ap
propriate stanzas on three stones found
on tho banks of tho Chemung river, the
three stones being fragments of what
onco was a single rock. The "contract"
is dated Elmira, N. Y. , July 2, 1S95,
and here are the terms of it :
If yon prove right and I prove wrong,
A million years from now.
In language plain and frank and strong.
My error I'll avow
(To your dear, mocking face).
If I prove right, Vy God his graoa,
Knll sorry I shall be,
Fer in that solitude no trace
There'll be of you and mo
(Nor of our vanished race),
A million years, O patient stonel
You've waited for this imssuco.
deliver it a million 3-ears
fcurvivor pavs expressago.
Enforcing the Blue Laws.
Fontiae, Mich., is going a littlo
fnrther in tho enforcement of Sunday
laws than any other place yet heard
from. Restaurants, saloons, candy stores
and tobacco stands are closed on Sun
days, and ice cream dealers may not de
liver their goods to customers on that
day. Now over a hundmd citizens havo
signed a petition asking that tho livery
stables be closed, and yet another peti
tion has beeu circulated and extensively
signed asking that milkmen and icemen
bo prohibited from plyiug their busi
ness on Sunday. There is a not inn
among tho Sabbatarians that tho latter
pctitieii is a device of tho enemy, but if
so tho enemy is working it very serious
ly and energetically, and with a good
show of success. New Y'ork Sun.
Days of Miracles Not Passed.
Farmer John Hodden of Verona,
N. J. , believes the days of miracles are
not past. A few days since lie mowed a
large quantity of hay in the great field
at Caldwell. Next, day lie took several
teams to draw the hay home, expecting
to find it in an unfit condition for haul
ing without throwing and drying, as a
heavy rain passed over the section the
night before. Mr. Hodden was surprised
to find that not a drop of rain had fallen
on his meadow, while to the west, south
nud east of his land the ground was sat
urated. Cincinnati Commercial Ga
zette. TTp to Date Blue Grass Belles.
The Blue Grass belles have taken the
stump for woman's rights. Maids e.ud
matrons of Kentucky aro now delivering
fervid addressos iu various parts of tho
state under the auspices of the Equal
Rights association of Kentucky. A few
days ago Miss Laura Clay and Mrs.
Eugenia Farmer stirred up a big audi
ence in Bowling Green to "immense
enthusiasm. "
A Case of Fourteen to One.
Queen Victoria, during her reign, has
had 14 parliaments on her hands, and
all her speeches to them combined are
not as long as one president's message.
A president who keeps his messages
down to a column and a half will re
ceive general commendation and get in
his work far moro effectively. St.
Louis GlobeDonHicrat,
A Misfit Name.
King Patchen of the pacing world I It
doesn't sound well. Ho ought to have
his name changed to lit the title. Chi
cago Post.
Love's Riches.
Oft I reenj, niy friend of friends.
The l;iys wo tilled with j y,
V."hcn you wero just a little girl
Ami I a hte'iiy boy,
Wh'-n you w'-ul'i s::y, "Now let us play
That I'm a lady fair
And you a Iut:;: who brings a ring
And roses for l:3y hair."
Since that glad time full many a year
Has all too (juiekly flown,
And many a smile has come the whlla
For every Kfief we've knovu;
The palace craud which then we planned.
In dreams of long ao,
lit ours today, for still we play
The thlitgs we wish are so.
And that is why, my friend of friend
Our lives aro filled with joy.
For you aro stiil my pretty girl
Ami I your hapny boy.
And s i to mo you'll always be '
A lady sweet and fair,
And 1 a kinfi who brines a ring v
And roses for your hair.
Xixon Waterman in L. A. W. Bnlletta,
New England Will Oppose Any Further
Tariff Tinkering.
Judgo Lawrence, the head of the
wool growing triumvirato, has written
to The Wool and Cotton Reporter to say
once more that "the peoplo of New
England may as well understand that
the people of tho country will not tol
erate tho infamous swindle of free wool
and protected wooleu goods. " It seems
to us more likely that the peoplo of this
country will never again tolerate a wool
growing triumvirate that starts the ball
rolling for a now tariff when nobody
else wants it, and by adding to tho du
ties on wool brings on changes in two
or three thousand articles, and ends by
driving the Republican party from
power and knocking off the wool duties
altogether. Porhaps Judge Lawrence
can see somo faint suggestion of his own
imago in Ihis picture. If he cannot, a
great many other peoplo can. After tho
foregoing outburst ho simmers down
and makes an appeal to his former
allies, saying :
"Tho timo has como when New Eng
land should aid in securing protective
legislation and not give aid and com
fort to its enemies aud to tho enemies
of our country and of our industries in
foreign huids. Onco moro I make my
appeal for equal and exact justice, for
protection equally, fully, for all."
This is a clear implication that New
England gave aid and comfort to the
Wilson bill in tho last congress, which
is not time, but it is a safe prediction
that sho will oppose any tariff tinkering
for a few years, at all event, being in
structed by the consequences of tho tariff
tinkering t Lawrence, Delano and
H.U'pster and the McKinley experiment
of lbiJO. New York Post.
Harmony Is Growing In the Hanks of
Democracy - Future Bright.
Tho fact that thero is triilo less crowd
ing among presidential candidates in
Demix'ratio than Republican circles
should give 110 anxiety to tho rank and
file of the national Democracy, says tho
Philadelphia Record. Lincoln's saying
that it is easier to make brigadier gen
erals than brigades is aptly applicable
to the present, political situation. What
the Democracy most needs today is ra
tional and honorable harmony in its
rank and tile. Such a feeling of union
is growing rapidly throughout every
section. Immaterial aud irrelevant
issues aro disappearing and the na
tional Democracy is making ready for
an active, earnest and intelligent cam
paign in lyjii.
The Democratic party is the party cf
tho peoplo, and as a party of tho people
it knows that numbers with organiza
tion are invincible ; without it power
less. Bosses aud bossism, one man ad
vocacy, hero worship of tho individual
theso must and will bo got rid of.
Organization will set in with now
and practical life, and the party will be
equal to tho battle of tho next presi
dential campaign. Democracy isn't
worrying about an abscuco of presi
dential candidates. Tho party of Jeffer
son, Jackson, Tilden and Cleveland may
be relied upon to choose a safe, sound
and honorable standard bearer at the
next national convention. Thero need
be no misgiving for tho future. Har
mony, union, organization these axe
tho pressing necessities of tho hour.
Wages In the Woolen Industries
Tho predictions of tho tariff reform
ers that the removal of tho duty on wool
would not only add to tho value of
fleeces, but increase the trade of the
manufacturers by broadening the lines
of business, aro amply justified by re
cent events. Wages in tho woolen and
worsted industry of Rhodo Island were
increased to 12 per cent this month,
the seeond advanco in that state within
three months, aud theso advances were
voluntary. Equal improvement in wages
was experienced by all other New Eng
land woolen, worsted and cotton opera
tives, notably those at Lawrence, Low
ell. Nashua aud Manchester, along the
Merrimac. Theso signs indicate any
thing but miu to tho woolgrowers and
manufacturers. Philadelphia Times.
Campaign Boodle For Harrison.
Mr. Benjamin Harrison will probably
not lack for a fat campaign fund next
year if he gets the Republican nomina
tion. His very liberal friend and post
master general, Mr. John Wanamaker,
is reported to havo cleared $4,000,000
as the profits from his big Philadelphia
store in 1S94, with a prospect of a little
larger sum this year.r ""rT'""' " "

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