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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, August 20, 1905, SUNDAY MAGAZINE, Image 44

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remained in their civilian clothes, in frock-coats
without any decorations. The Emperor alone was
an exception, wearing an admiral's uniform. We
assembled in the so-called ladies' drav.ing-room
of the vessel, which served us as a reading-room.
The combined orchestras of the Hohenzollern and
the Hamburg took their places in advance, and
precisely at eleven o'clock the Emperor appeared.
lie stood in front of a pulpit and announced the
Psalm that was to lie sung. Both times, it was the
Lutheran choral "Eine feslc Burg ist unscr Gott"
(the Lord is our stronghold). The ritual' was then
read, as well as the Sunday epistle
from the Gospels. Lastly came
the selected sermon by Dryander
lasting some fifteen minutes, fol
lowed by the Lords Prayer, the
Enijeror leading. The service was
concluded by music and the singing
of the last verses of the Psalm.
The whole was dignified and im
pressive. The Emperor read with
out any sign of pathos, but with an
expression w hich clearly revealed to
one how deeply these questions
touched his innermost thought.
C n versat if ns regarding the sermf m
were frequently started after the
s-crvice, but they always treated
of the purely human and never
of the theological side of the
I I shall never forget how the dis
cussion fell on the last Sunday
ujMin the theme of "Bible and
H.iWl" which already had given
rise to so much controversy. The
Emjieror gave us a half-hour lec
ture n the historical connection
lietween the old Assyrian and the
Biblical version-;, and the charm
of hi discourse anise not onlvfnim
the ease and assurance which
evinced his mastery of the subject which by no
means could le stijierlicially treated but also from
the clearness of the rendering, and his broad, free
and. 1 would say. historically lucid view of this
We had a wireless telegraph plant on lioard and
were in touch with home for two hundred miles
out from Scheveningen. After that we were in
constant communication with the Priedrich Karl,
which accompanied us. The Emperor is deeply
interested in this new and important development
in signalling at sea. and though thoroughly well
informed upon the subject was fond of talking with
the chief oerator as to future possilrilities. Alert.
eager, always showing the same keen appetite for
facts which are new to him. he also showed that he
was as excellent a listener as he was a talker; but this
indeed was our constant experience of him through
out the trip. And that ritw sense of humor in
ry s I J
William Kciving Hm Deputation at TonglfHT
him w hich is rarely the gift of Kings always lightened
all conversation in a most agreeable way.
Some of us were late to dinner, tin occasion, with
out comment or rebuke. In the evening we played
cards in the smoking-room, while the Emperor,
who never .played, walked the fuarter-deck in
conversation with some ofliciaL But whenever
we landed anywhere he instantly became King
and Emieror again, and the peculiar sense of
ceremonial distance from us as contrasted with the
freedom of men and yachtsmen of an hour before
always struck me strangely. It needed no regula
tions to enforce it : it was in the man himself.
Lilon. which in the course of its history saw
for the first time a German Emperor, gave us every
where an enthusiastic and magnificent reception.
We passed through the principal streets as under
an arch of German flags, and the manifestations
of the population left no doubt as to the pleasure
with which the high guest and his
companions were seen. But the
most gratifying impression was
afforded us by the behavior of the
German colony there. The mag
nificent hospitality which it otTcred
ns. the proved fact that even the
social democrats among the Ger
man working-men did not wish
to forego the honor of greeting
their Emperor, the flourishing
condition of the school and its
fresh and healthy connection v.ith
the German I'rotcstant Church of
Lislion. in short the German spirit
pervading all. coml lined to gladden
a German heart. We sent our
Lislon comfiatriots our thanks on
a card on which the Emperor's
name stfiod at the bead of the
signatures, a commemorative sheet
which win surely find a place of
A fully different character had
our visit to Tangier. The sea
was restless when we anchored
in the roadstead, and the lowered
boats danced on the waves which
at times seemed to swallow them
up. This imiiedcd our landing
until the waves somewhat calmed
down under the rising sun. Emieror William
and his suite were the first to sail in a steam
launch to the landing-place, while we followed in
boats at shorter or longer distances from each other,
so I could not witness the reception of the Emjieror
by Mulai Hassan, uncle of the Sultan. It is said to
CtmtimmeJ u ft '7
WHAT enchanted ground it seems,
the other side of the chalk-line.
even though only an instant
licfore re stood inditTerently ujon it. It would
take m.tnv sages to explain just whv we long to
trespass the instant it i prohibited, ami to do
ffcose delightful things which we ought not to do.
and to leave undone those health-gi ing things that
we ought to do.
Had the Tree of Knowledge not liecn so definitely
forbidden. Eve's reputation doubtless would have
retrained intact. Except among a godly few there
is obviously a iersonal devil in us all. that clamors
"Do it" whenever a forbidden finder i raised or a
Mern t ommand given.
Eccially are women incited by opposition to
investigate tortuous juths along which men jauntily
tread. Sometimes they throw caution to the w inds.
whereafter somebody is weeping and wailing by the
From men to make-tip woman's wilfulness runs
amuck, esjicially when the men are laWlcd "Dan
. genius' by Grundy or the make-up talioocd by
Our contention is not that man is less fond of
things prohibited than woman the contrary may
le proven hourly. The fact that nothing, com
iarattvely -peaking, is forbidden man explains the
riddle To be j t-t. we must a-tuit him " poaching
upon femtmnt fancies and frills. Whit is masculine
lie loves 'I he things that are Cesar's. (" i-s.tr revels
in He hato imrrowed proiicrty and spying. Xot
so woman Ever sjnce Cliilidom licg.in its ses
sions has she barkened and tiptoed aliout its doors,
eager to know the doings therein Whereas man.
as a hare from its tormentors, will flee from an
assemblage convenes! especially for women.
Like a thief in the night, has woman stolen from
man Who now adays carries crested head livause
of a goodly array of four-in-hands, of liou-ties that
really tie. f if scarf-pins, and lioiled shirts that glisten.
to say naught of socks and glorious pajamas?
Woman of course. fnr ihoj Docs she love a col
Iir that half decapitates? Longs she for a rattling.
March v front? IKjcs she admire her lifurcated
image rolled manfully for the night? Xot so. She
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merely objects to monopolies (for men) and mar
tyrizes to her convictions. And man! Does he in
turn go noting among her chiffons, seeking what
he may purloin? Heaven forfend! Rather war or
sudden death for him than tiodily torture of un
accustomed wear.
Why has cigarette smoking such siren charms for
certain dainty maidens? Xot ltccausc these girls
are lacking in purity, or have a desire to acquire a
vice. It is simply and solely liecause it seems
naughty and is prohibited by convention.
If there were fewer digressions, there alo would
lie fewer transgressifms. Woman hate skeletons;
but tell her there's one in a closet, she'll go quaking
to listen to its rattlings. In business why has the
new woman invaded trade centers and rentes 1
down-town offices? Because man, her rival, wishes
her to remain up town, keeping the domestic fires
alight and the household gofls in onlcr. She scorns
his chalk-line, and letting who will rock cradles and
dust bric-a-brac, she goes to. anil flfies, she thinks,
a man's work. By the sweat of her brow she will
eat bre:: 1. fr starve, or marry for spite.
Women v ho are "1-orn and raised" in ultra
rcf.iiemcnt often develop rampant follies. Daugh
ters of pnitk. are as apt to .tstovnd the natives a
sons eif parsons. Too many "Don'ts" spoil the
Xothing is mi dangerously fascinating to jo"th as
mystery. A lo-'ked door may hide nothin e tept
dustv emptiness; but make a mysterv of it an 1 the
ehilil will cither pick the lock or risk its neck to climb
in at the window.
" Wine when it's red "' appeals to the palate never
so keenly as when gle-aming in a decanter guarded
by ovenvatt hful eyes. Temptation clamors, and
the tempted tastes, ami often tastes a-'ain.
What is Bohemia? wonders the debutante. She
i told by iVejudice. then anon by Follv Instead
of Kagmuffinville. as Prejudice had sneeringly
dublicd it. Folly has called it the Land of the
Free, where Laughter is Goddess and Talent
King. Henceforth she slumliers not nor sleeps.
until at least she peeps between the
bars of its gate. Later she enters in. to
come out. sometimes with laughter, some
times with tears.
In jiarcntal and marital repression lies untold
strength. In sympathy lies salvation.
Who elojies? The girl whose jiarcnts disapprove
of "company." Who recklessly runs up debts?
My friend whose father frowns clown an allowance.
Who is unrciigious? She whose Sabbaths are
onlcred for her. and whose church-going and whose
home-coming arc tabulated upon the slateof bigotry.
Who reverences not gray hairs? The woman whom
gray hairs reverence not.
How are liars made? By chalk-lines intet laced;
by eternal espionage; by unjust suspicion: by nar
mwness; by false reasoning: by malicious interro
gation. Find me a vholesome woman, and I'll find in
her a tnith-Iovcr one of clean heart, and a mind
that think'eth no evil, and back of her will lie parents
whose loving kindness refrained from heavy chalk
lines and the eternal "Don'ts."
Xormal vomen crave nothing that is hurtful
The wasted curiosity ofttimes inflames itself into a
fever, and sfrsbc" omes abnormal. To see all things
in this v ic.l:e-I vsorld is not for women, but to know
of things that arexevil often results in a purging
of soul.
God made refinemenVin woman as a complement
to man's sense of honor, ami lith are saving graces.
Where nothing is forbidHen. where there is no
mvsterv. tr-te there is less enthusiasm, also there is
less sin ami follv.
'I he man who ignores trivialiticsfor example,
the niuge-jiot and the tmwdcr-pu'T. is a philosopher.
Protest in these things suffices not. whereas diplo
matic blindness may result in a swift voluntary
It's Imrn in woman, bred in her, ami she ever
will le wilful: therefore the wider permitted paths
are this side of moral quicksands. The more fully
she is tristcd. the less thrall, as years goon, will the
forbidden have for her. the more lovely will the right
lvo:ne in her eyes, the more impossible will wrong

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