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iCAN'T AFFORD TO MARIRY
And That Is the Reason Why the Dapper Dry Goods Clerk Doesn't. His Iarnings Are too Meagre and His Chanoes of Promotion S11m. The Racks of UClrks Are Overcrowded and Onderpald, skilled MeehaCntos Scarce and Get ouod WVages "But what became of the dry goods clerk, the young man whom the Globe Democrat last Sunday called 'calicoes' aund 'linens?' Does he marry? and if so, to whom? You have painted a very nice pio ture of the matrimonial possibilties that are lying in wait for the shoplady. Now, in all fairness, give the young man a chance." This bunch of inquiries, euggm.tions and demands was hurled at at St. Louis Globe Democrat reporter by a matron of middle age, who has a son engaged in one of the big dry goods stores. And then, woman like, before opportunity for reply was given, she continued: "If the newspapers keep on with their fine talk about the graceful fignu'e, shapely hands, good style, natural lefinement and all that of the salesladies, it will not be long before no person can be waited upon unless he happens to be aprosperous farmer from Kansas who is .in search of a wife. Pity for him that he cannot find one in his own section. I know that stole girls are to a large extent things of beauty, but I doubt if they are joys fo;ever. A girl that must work ought not to be ashamed to learn to cook and attend to household duties. My son is setting $12 per week, and if he wanted to marry right now, and he is only 20 years of age, I would not say a word, so long as he did not marry a girl from his store, one that would either want to board or keep a hired girl in a three-room flat. I am not trying to say mean things about the store girls, but as a mother who has raised quite a little family and seen my daughters all married well, I will state that I do not believe that a place behind the counter of a store is the place to train a poor man's wife, and I do not believe that well-to-do men look for their wives in the store. Swe8 t faces do not al ways go with sweet hoarts. To my mind the admitted fact that the majority of the store girls seek employment in the stores because the work is genteel and that they may dress themselves well, is eanlly against them. A good, intelligent housemaid can get from $12 to $16 per month, with good living and all reasonable and respectable libertles, and that is better than the wages of the average saleslady. If I were a young man I would rather have a wife that could make a good pie than one who could by long practice do up her own hair in evening-party style. But this is an old question and the situation is well understood. Foolish pride makes the American girl averse to living out. She is then a slave. It is so much better to get $4 per week and live ofi of struggling parents and stand up in a store from eight o'clock in the morning until six o'clock in the evening, with a half hour for lunoheon, than it is to get $4 a week and a comfortable home, with a training that will be useful in later life. As for myself I have little use for women in the stores, and I do a great deal of shopping for one of my means. 1 would ten to one any day have a man wait on rue. He it, not so apt to look at the customer's clothing, and he has no call to smirk and try to say smart things should I have my husband or any other gentleman with me. I was pleased to see that Mr. Crawford in his lit tle talk last Sunday said that the ladies were only good for handling light things like notions, laces or ribbons. I don't go that far. the is all right, perhaps, at a notion or a bargain counter, but when it cames to laces or ribbons or dress goods 1 prefer a mae. He certainly does not in trude his individual taste on you, and re sent it if you have ideas of your own as to shades and colors. Take my advice elnd look a little deeper into the subject, and you will find that the principal lesson why shop girls do not marry their fellow-clerks may be found in these transposed lines: What is your fortune, my pretty maid, lily face is my fortune, air, she aid; 'hien I won't marry you, my pretty maid. "And hbe doesn't, nor does he want to hear her say, 'Nobody asked you sir,' she said, because he know that if he did she would have said yes." "But does he marry?" the reporter asked himself, as he loft the matron, and it required some research to settle the ques tion. The answer is this: "iHe does, when he can get a good, thrifty girl to share his joys, sorrows and salary, which, as a rule, comes under the latter head. Nine young men out of ten of American birth, who go Into a dry goods store, retail or wholesale, or into a retail or wholesale house, whether it be a groceery, boot and shoe, hardware or any other colunuorcial establishment, must accept salaries at the outset that are little snore than nomix kl. 'There is no system of commercial apprenticeship, and the head of a house appreciates the fact that he isiv ing instruction for which lhe has no assur ance of ever receiving a return. While on this branch of the subject it might be as well to say that in most instances the head of a big commercial establishment would recommend a young inan to begin life in a retail store. UIe will within a tew years be qualified to accept a r'osition in any stock department of a wholesale house. As a clerk in a wholesaele house, hbe is likely to be confined in one department for years, and is certainly not prepared to fo into business for himself with a miscellaneous stock. The country merchant and store keeper is recruited as a rule from the man with a retail tra:inin. 'The most that the shipping clerk in the wholesale house can look forward to is ipomotion to the atock, and then he ntay got out on the road, but he very rarely ieees above a salaried. pori- tion. lie marries, of course, according to his means. and sonme of the lInttr mkhe good salaries, but it is hard to get out of the rat an a clerk. If "Calicoes" or "Linens" is dependent upon his own exertion for support and tl without family aid, he is likely to be found in middle ago a bachelor, with strong social instincts to be sure, a good ptrlor com pauion, but not widely hunted atlter by en terprieing mainmas with iUarriagoibtle daughters, or daughte'a who hatve the, p)ob lem of life to soile without the aid of uiein ma. It may be that when young he Iapties too hith. lie must either get nu heirless or wait until his ship comes lu. ltilt aess are elusive, and too aunty shlps fail to reach the harbor. The clork is thereforre tl,.ind in boarlding houses, a eocial butterrly wttsi itdvaneed ideas ais to cokwear. I1 assoe ciates much with Ilis own kind. 'I here in no fals p!ietel se iltttitn thetll, :t1 I whelll four or five of them ctlllbinle to Ihavv ,a itiuni day afternoon l.otuchlte for four hours of glory on the boulevards, each mn ist s Igo: oslvy rqunired to ipay hiis own proportion of the total expense of $10 for tihe day, itt eluding refteshmeints. With the mechanic it is not the case. lie marries ae; Sotti ias ho ts out tinf its tie t1 it woman of his own lue of life, who is will ing to wash, irion atIt rcook ount.titt SO hat. bios. If she is the riIght kind of a wiutnI she helps him to lay up it little stomethllltg, or encouraces him to Ic'.i, in lilne with his building association. \Vith it tindi hie is independent. lie nev.r tneed be idle. if he has iuldepuidence enoruh to co :let etl lia wcti laIbt. If lie is thartty, lhe i so.on able to ginto hbueinm.s tfor iiintelf. l'Tuenty inechan es start out on their twn Ioatlte to, one clh k who n tees abov, hi em'itptloytr'ri ciounter. The buy whlo starts to le, n it trade is given wules iunllcirent to Ilnpotllt himself Itom tihe outl to 'l his ti not trite of the black cout. 'fhire are too nlltny young len who prefer to go inlto stores, eand too many fathltre withlll to Iulpport boys while they "learn a husillnes'." A gentleman who is vice-president of one TJIE RUp OJM DUy QOODS!. =.-AN IJ"lEXJI\USTIBLE STOGK! THE NEW YORK DRY GOODS STORE GREBT S.LBET There seems to be no abating the interest taken in our grand slaughter sale. We are the Helena Dry Goods Merchants. We have the stock. We stimulate the trade by special offerings and a great Mid-Summer Clearance Sale. Fair dealing and honest worth is our motto. High class goods at low class prices is our success. - Orders and Correspondence Receive Prompt Attention. - THE NEW YORK DRY GOODS STORE, Cor. Main and State Sts., Helena, Montana of the biggest manufnactring establish ments in the city said yesterday: r "I have a son nearly 14 years of age now. s He wants to go into the establishment with which I am connected, and so heshall, Sbut he will go into the shop and become n a machinist. I have no room for one of my 3 own children in the counting room. I I know too well what his future would be. I t read the other day of a firm that advertised 1 for a bookltceper at 60 per month that re - ceived over 300 answers. I do not doubt it. Not a day in the year passes that compe t tent clerks and bookkeepers by the dozen do not come into this office willine to do good work for as low as $40 per month. The clerical and commercial colleges are overcrowded. Salesmen of experience can be secured for wages that a mechanic in his second year's apprenticeship would not accept. The cities are tilled usI with them, just as the r cities ate filled up with young women who want to work in stores, because it is gen 1 teel. in the meantime theie is all over the land a scarcity of skilled mechanics, a scarcity of good domestic servants, and a t surplus of white-handed young women, . and young men who would be committing a crime were they to undertake to support a wife and children upon the wages they ate enabled to make in 'trade.'" .atomatne Manners. But time changes minds as well as man. mere, though even now when lnaking ehanges from one circle to another, it often a requires that adaptability which could be said found in one who has automatic man nere. However, asuh radical changes not only appear in drawing-roomn repartee, street dress, etc., among people, but also in 1 the conveniences anod luxnries afforded mankind. Railroad travel is one instan-e, 1 A few years ago, comparatively, one had .o consume vmuch valnable' time in an uncomn. ti rrtslrlo way to make what is now thought nothing of as a n.iht'a journey in n sleeper. K The maet modern equipment and trane Sporttlo facilities can be found on the fast trains of the Mimnonpolis & St. Louis railway to Chicago, I- t. Louis, Hot Springs, Kansas City, etc. Inuuire of any agent of the company, or C. M. Pratt, general tic.et and paosenger agent. Minneavolhsa Minn. CARTERS S ITTLE IVER PILLS. Sick lltchndcle anld ret liv all the troubles Inel. drat toi a li,...os r.tte of the sv eate , such as r lizzin,.s. Niso,.ot. [ )F,0silIeso. Distress after S eatllng, ' lill i Il he Si , 4c While ltheir toiOst remarkablel . o.'r Ie, has: Ihen hown in curing it fea.ac che. ye't ('A0 On I S ,ci-ru, ItVra P:r.ts It are eqllp llvy Vsl hlel t I et n ( i', tpatlott , curing - la Idt rreeI I:tlhsc nlolyl :0 . "ll l 1 111.tte et, wIhlIe f tiey al cerrel' till ilio., rIc. of thI. ttolislt, - tilotlallt. llh' t llcc ald IlegalAte the bowel' Even If they ,sly ptr;d t Ache the'" woulllt li'h hl~ot pricole teo those who- sct:ler fr.,omtll t 1'li..treo.sltg complalnt; but ftorttetil:t IhicIs g.,tionesr doles nlot elnd Ihere, nus I ihll v loo oarIIi try' thltett stall litn they will :"tt tno ":!I:;lt:; 11t do wiLhout thlun. HBut after li :ick le ad Is the baIne of so IIIanII liven Ithat here Is where we lake our Froat beaot. Our pills cure it while others d Inot (ATIA'l.tt I'Irt lI: IIn P'tII.t are verys entail and very isy to take. ()llin or two gills matlte a dosM 'I'lhy at,, strictly v.cgrtaic", n111e1 do Snot grlplm or Iclrge, hit lis their rnetle cs'rie please lIl who ulsen 1100. It, s lllt atit 11 c'.te ive for t1. hInll rvsrtwhel,r, or ennt by mall. CAITE M.EEDICINE CO., New Tork. MRM In Mmmroa Msa~~r NOLRTLHEAN _PACI n Between Missoula, Garrison, Hel y ena, Butte City, Bozeman, Liv I ingston, Billings, Miles City and Glendive, and all points : EAST AND WEST. n There is nothilng bettor than the Fervice on The Dining Gar Line. r Ibrough Pullman Hiet ine Care and Furnished Touribt ileepors Daiy betwoon points in MONTANA o -AN;:- ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS & CHICAGO. ar'afl:: ('oast Tlillins l'asing thrngh Minnesotta S koti I I)akltto, Molitnt:ana. Idnlo, tircgon aud , Vallhinelti;l, rariy iiompleto eqlnipleenrlt of a PIILIMAN PAIACE ' L 'IP1NG(i CAIll, e 1,'ItTr &I SE('ONI) CLASS COACHES. PUiLMA O 'IOULtiST AND IH liE CGL.ONIAL 1,lEE , El.RS & EILEIANT DININE , C(AIS. I'irOU GHI TICtHlET ar., sold at all o,;lron oflicesof tho Nor:loher P:'crfic It. I:.. t,i pIls 9 North, Fast. 'outh andt Wr.t in the United a tates and Canaain. 0 TIME 'CII EDUIILE. . In effect on andi aftRr Sunday, March 29, 189L Tt 'AINSI AtIRRTI At 11iELENA. l o. I, Pneific Mail. weitl. Iunlldl ........ 1:1 p. m No. 2, Atlantic mail. oeat lle nn l........:10:0 p. I No. . L.ogln anld lie era PaIuenger, coln ,ctilg at o I wit l trait ii tl a l:n . 1 :I. I'a:'lilf ic xil c, w. St hliund ....... 1:3E l i a No. It, listimla and lintte Express. .1..:51 p. in i. Ni. s. IeMarysnille pla.eingitr .. .....l11:10 : t. mll I N . 10, h'tiyo\ ill . aIt onlli liin, tu n ... (. 1:: p. m iNu. 1'02 liili Il h llnel . .5trllayn, Wtd ri ne,dana, llt r i ilr, .... . 5.. :00 p. I No. 9t, Wiekoe. tlder anti Elkhorn S son er ........................... . .10:25 . Io TIIt.NI D)ie:ART FROM C EI UEINA. n. No.1, ailin Mlatil. n : t houd........ el d p.mi if Nio. IA, Aultilit Mall. itit oI il .....i. . 10:I 5 p. in t N . I0. it Etite l an lll e oau pase.ner,. nlllleotill; with tirain N,.. ,7t I ttogll, Atlantic exonlnsai la, llt .......... t4:10 pm o 5, . tI. tll atIl :eail ll tlo l'a crosv..... Io:O a. in No. 7, laryveill ip-!l .. nd.it. ..x..l 15 lw . ey DNo. i, Mhiry'vnil l & t:i. et. tt atii.. .... 1:a I i. 00 No. It.11, ](irnini ilixeld, M ¥St t ini. Veal-. nes: la( i nil ir F Tila: ...... S:5I a. Ti No. iut, \Viehas. Leouldr a"nlti lithrn L'I.I.IletIr.. ... . .. :. ip m Ilor ateo.,, map l rtiot t u " l'itll in'fr malio ,. apply to ally agent oi Ilie .lrlortllr i'a' (HA'lir. AI. FI"E, A. ). Eilt) Al l, nti 'l ai -. A-T.. i1 t. enereel Agt, T. I 'A,\ i IN ('or. m. in I (rn x,t .. I t," l" p us THE GREAIT tORITFERI Railvway Lire. Montana Central Hailway, Gre t Northern iRailway, Eastern Ra Iway of Minnerola, Wilmiiar and Si ,lux Falls Rtiway, Duluth, Watertown & Pacific Ry. : TIlE GIIEVI' lllhO',Il YlSll'jl : A olidl thiro.tih train ,l NiL.n r,. I'illn; tIviltl' ra to S ?iIttilel it. li t I' l i. i!ll. Wret Supiirior iti I t i . .lx (Ity. uit:l, lilrt.t, and ill ihl;eotrn i lit, . Until furlihor iuitien Iralua will roe a' tll..,e enrieo.u All TIIAINS I)ill.th mI "aL,'. I " I 01 . .i. Atl:,ttio . I prei.s... 11:10 .it.... 2:.1.1itp. m . .... I',oleo 1,,,r,a,.. ! 2': , p n I ileiping ecar bta't, tit,.n. '.. Iliac liii ti, it.., it I.e t aoLti C'il 'liic. .t GIlle, .ut. 0. N rol'i Mlin strotl. C . W, Prr,, ,('lly Thkot AsRict. 1i. . AIsuassL . . P. & T..1., t.,. LC l'7. HEALTH IS WEALTH, TREATMENT - Dr. E. C. West's Nervo and Brain 'reatment, Sguaranteed specific for Hiysrla. , Dizz" n ss. cnvutliron'. Pita. Norri rieuralgiatg. lHIn.rhe, Nervonr Prostration can-a(l by the seu of hrihir or tolauco. \Vro olofnrinos, Mlen:yl l)rprrrs' ol ;Fottuning of the Irain,- resulting in inwlnity an I leaiiug to mid ry, decay arid dlath. I'remiratre Old Age. ttarrrnnrss, .l ooe of Power in srither sx. lovotlltrttry I ansor and L.oLoratorrtir'a cannaed by over exertion of tIe brain. relf-rhllso or ovor iridulrenco. Nch rbox oontains a mrontlh's troit,. maent. $1.00 aL) box. or six boxes for t$500 nen by mail prepaid on receipt of price. WE GUARANTEE SIX BOTTLES To onro rrny caso. \Vith rach order rrelivolnn b Un for six Iroxi.. Arc.mrra::ird with $.0,. w, wiUll ond thle rllir'|itLP r olr \\writleI gLtrranhtri to rr find the money if thle tri~a., nt lo,'a noit effrct acuro. Gu:atorntas isUr(id only by II. M. I'ar ohen & Co., drugista, solo agontse, HIelena. Mont $500 REWARD I We wilt par tihe hover revard for anyrrrre o, Liver Ciriplain', Dv-.pipsia. Siek Headacher. In iigrestion, (olle iipatiion or I osilivinte' wre cannot O ,re with Wrst's Virgotableo l irvr l'll.s, when the directions are stri ttly complied with. thev are mietrey \ergetabl, aol never fail to give irttifre. tnotl .igrlr l toated largK boxe.s rncultaiin hi 'ills. oro-tt. Bieware of eo.rtlrfeito and i.iiitttiouio. Thl geronuinr manrfar.tirrdol o nl tt.tHiOa (C. Werr t'Fi)rI'ANY. Chicno, Ill. taou l1 ,: i'nrthrn A (.o . dragurists. Holem. IINNEAfOLIS & ST. LOUIS " RAAILWVAY, -AND THE " FA1\1OUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE. Through Trains Dllly From St. Pl'aul andt Mlnneapolle 2 . * *.TO CHIICAGO * * * . Without changeo connroing with th Feeast Trains of all luteo Ior tin EAST AND SOUTHEAST. The Direct and Ouly 1 in rnnring Through Cars liolweuu Minneapolis and Des Moines, Iowa, via Altort Ir.a and Fort Ih dgo. Solid Through Trains Botwoen MINNEAPOLIS aiud ST. ILOUIS and the iprincipal citire of the oMinisippi, and connot ellint i ii I lirtrt for al piiIt tl noutlli a iSouthwt.it, Mlany hor trsavcd, at.l t!,r oIn'y lineo runltng two, Inilin Ilal to I\A"S\S ('I'. I, I VAIrN \\0(T'I.11. Al''l1 ISO\, tnhkig Ironntii( wi nith the Ultiorn 'acitic ai Atilis.1 Tr11 a A ,1 ita ,ld reilwan s. C('li o cnlllr t i t nni tl e in 1i'niin b l ot wlth all trr.ini if thi 'It. Pail. Uintrot ..u. lis A itanitobi, \irthirtt ialrtite, St. Paul A Illiintlh ileitwaye, ir. iLt L:tr to anll Pointe North anl Nor. hw vt. REMEMBER The trarin of the lii nrip i t , I. I r e e Rail Wavle cr o Ip oIIIfII.' of (utufOulllOtt' ,' Ii)cy t oa:Iuh , lnlo t ilihont Ilrlhituau "h'iioriii iiirn, ii irrl r toli oini. ,halir 'ar.r antl ollr jiustly oa'il obraedl I'\IAl 'liE 1)1NINil U.\Il:s. 150 lir. of Llnjgiug ies h Fl ltlk R II FarI n 't wn.. as 'ow tt the lowest. For lilo 'Pahle,. T'Iroulgh 'Ili klt I, it., r all upon l l he l l:tr't ickit agltit or viril to C'. N\l. I'IU AlI'T. (nreral Piassen geor andl ickct .'t.. MinIiLonlloli . 'a n ,v 1 1 FIRST ^p GREATEST I *AT HELENA,* On Friday, July 24. :-:ATTRACTING EVERYWHERE THE WISE AND GOOD:-: 4 T From Unity of Diverse Monster Exhibitions to Richest, Rarest, - - - - Daintiest Detail, - - - - SELLS. BROS.' SJAlillionraire flliance. Of America, comprises, in always Undivided, Most Tremendous, Exclusively Presented Magnitude, Grandeur, Purity, and Perfection, absolutely the Biggest Wild Moorish Caravan, Hippodrome, Menageries, Cir cuses, Spectacular Pilgrimage to Mecca, Aviara, Tropical Aquarium, Performing Herds, Arabian Nights' Entertainment Imperia\ Japanese Troupe, and Innumerable Features, Feats an l Pageants. • . Hosts of Rarest Attractions Never Before Exhibitel. .. INFINITELY MORE WORTH SEEING THAN YOU HAVE EVER SEEN ; " More for the Manmy Than An Other Has Ever Exhibited . The Most Tents The Most Trains, The Most Cages, The Most Cars, The Most Chariots. The Most Fro digies, The Most Wild Beasts, The Most Amohibia, The Most Thoro"ughbreds, The Most Artists, The Most Acts, The Most Arenas, The Lost Olympian Stages, The Most Music, The Most Trained Animals, The Most Races, The iKost G-reat Performers, The Most I. ady Riders. The Most Clowns, The Most Ponies. The Most Phenomena, The Most Elnand Carnivals, The Most Oriental Actors, the Most Instru; tioa. The Most Fun f.r Ev3ryboly, The Mo-.t Liberality, The Most Enterprise The Most Xnowledge. The M st Laughter, The Most datizfacticn, The Most Applause. The iMcs ee pl-. More than the I: ntire dpaoe of this Paper Could Enume:at! ! aYRENE, .Tlh One and Only -reat Spanish Dancer. The Bewitching Incarnation of Emotional Art. Appear ing in Long Skirts Only. The only pair of $10,000 Living Tramnn-ious HIPPO PDTAML. The on'y E dtn2 pair of LILTPUJTIAN CiATI'LE The only flock of thll,-grown Giant OSTRICHES. The only wild Australian uttorly -AI3RLISS HORSE. inin 'urf Cham ion, f Ev1ery Netion lhiros and lhoin s in lih's 'im'shii i I rs Ie ouii t thb riotcers and !.adv Ih.kiyi ! Useful InoCw~tlio Ma Io Attracwtivt to the (Chihld The Mites , nd Minsters of lhare Living Things 1 I'ho a nly I rent Show You H\ ill on hero this 8enson, Uliving Each Morning, rhe , Most Glorious Holiday Street Parade. All Nobly lluitlit ng 20 t no1u I iOus Yoil rs ft P rogreis and Pubiho Satitfaction, ONE TICKET ADMITTING TO ALL. STwo PrformIlanccs Uaily, at 2 and 8 P,. . Doors Oea 1 Hour Prcreloi.