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"bey aro AddreeBed to Women by Rev. Dr. Talmage. Good Advice to Young Girls They Should Prepare Theui.elve for the Buttle of Life bjr Learning Some Useful Occupation. Tho following sermon contains much comfort for those struggling women who are compelled by adverse circum stances to earn their own living. Text, Proverbs 14: 1: "Every wise woman buildeth her house." Woman a mere adjunct to man,an appendix to the masculine volume, an appendage, a sort of afterthought, something thrown in to make tilings even that is the heresy entertained and implied by some men. This is evi dent to them because Adam was first created, and then Eve. They don't read the whole story, or they would find that the porpoise and the bear and the hawk were created before Adam, so that this argument, drawn from priority of crea tion, might prove that the sheep and the dog were greater than man. No. Woman was an independent creation, and was intended, if she chose, to live alone, to work alone, act alone, think alone, and fight her battles alone. The Bible says it is not good for man to be alone, but never says it is not good for woman to be alone; and the simple fact is that many women who are harnessed for lift in the marriage relation would be a thousandfold better off if they were alone. Who are these men who, year after year, hang around hotels and engine houses and theater doors, and come in and out to bother busy clerks and mer chants and mechanics, doing nothing, when there is plenty to do? They are taen supported by their wives and ' toothers. If the statistics of any of our cities could be taken on this sub ject, you would find that a vast multi tude of women support not only them selves, but masculines. A great legion of men amount to nothing, and a wo man, by marriage manacled to one of these nonetities, needs' condolence. A woman standing outside the marriage relation is several hundred thousand times better off than a woman badly married. Many a bride, instead of a wreath of orange blossoms, might more properly wear a bunch of nettles and nightshade, and, instead of the wed ding march, a more appropriate tune would be the Dead March in Saul, and, instead of a banquet of confectionery and ices, there might be more appro priately spread a table covered with apples of Sodom. Many an attractive woman, of good sound sense in fj'her things, has mar ried one of these men to reform him, waa li ,.,,1.0 T 1U 1. dove, noticing that a vulture was ra pacious and cruel, set about to reform it, and said: "I have a mild disposi tion, and I like peace, and was brought tin in thft miint, nf m. rlnvp-nnfa. and T will bring the vulture to the same Uking by marrying him;" so, one day, after the vulture declared he would give up his carniverous habits and cease longing for blood of flock and herd, at an altar of rock covered with moss and lichen, the twain were mar ried, a bald-headed eagle officiating, the vulture saying, "With all my do minion of earth and sky, I thee endow, and promise to love and cherish till death do us part." But one day the &.ove in her. fright saw the vulture busy tt a carcass, and cried, "Stop thatl did you not promise me that you would quit your carniverous and filthy habits if I married you?" "Yes," said the vulture, "but if you don't like my way, you can leave," and with one angry stroke of the beak, and another fierce clutch of the claw, the vulture left the dove eyeless and wingless and lifeless. And a flock of robins flying past, cried to each other and said: "See there! that comes from a dove marrying a vulture to reform him." Many a woman who has had the hand of a young inebriate offered, but de clined it, or who was asked to chain her life to a man selfish, or of bad tem per, and refused the shackles, will bless God throughout all eternity that she escaped that earthly pandemonium. Besides all this, in our country about 1,000,000 men were sacrificed in our ii a i 3 i .... civu war, ana mat aecreea a million women to celibacy. Besides that, since the war several armies of men as large p.s the Federal and Confederate armies put together have fallen under malt liquors and distilled spirits, so full of poisoned ingredients that the work was done more rapidly, and the victims fell while yet young. And if 50,000 men are destroyed every year by strong drink before marriage, that makes in the S3 years since the war 1,050,000 men slain, and decrees 1,650,000 women to celibacy. Take, then, the fact that so many wo men are unhappy in their marriage, and the fact that the slaughter of 2,550,000 men, by war and rum com bined, decides that at least that num ber of women shall be unaffianced for li:te, my text comes in with a cheer and a potency and appropriateness that you may never have seen in it before when it says: "Every wise woman buildeth hT house;" that is. let woman be her ovm architect, lay ouf her plans, be her ovn supervisor, achieve her own des tiny. 'a addressing those women who have to tight the battle alone, 1 congratulate y u on your happy escape. Rejoice for t? ?r that you will not have to navigate the faults of the other sex, when you fcs.ve faults enough of your own. Think of the bereavements you avoid, of thfj rinks of unassimilated temper which ,it . i . jriu win uut imvD tu ruu, ui wie uures you will never have to carry, and of the or, portunity of outside usefulness from w!iich marital life would have partially debarred you, and that you are free to go and come as one who has the re sponsibilities of a household can seldom be.: God has not given you a hard lot, as compared with your sisters. When voung women shall make up their minds : at the start that masculine companion ship is not a necessity in order to hap piness, and that there is a strong prob ability that they will have to fight the battle otlife alone, they will be getting i the timber ready for their own fortune, and their saw and ax and plane sharp ened for its construction, since "Every wise woman buildeth her house." As no boy ought to be brought up without learning some business at which he could earn a livelihood, so no girl ought to be brought up without learning the science of self-support. The difficulty is that many a family goes sailing on the high tides of suc cess, and the husband and father de pends on his own health and acumen for the welfare of his own household, but one day he gets his feet wet and in three days pneumonia has closed his life, and the daughters are turned out on a cold world to earn bread, and there is nothing practical that they can do. The friends come in and hold consultation. "Give music lessons," says an outsider. Yes, that is a useful calling, and if you have great genius for it, go in that direction. But there are enough music teachers now starv ing to death in all our towns and cities to occupy all the piano stools and sofas and chairs and front door steps of the city. Besides that, the daughter has been playing only for amusement, and is only at the foot of the ladder, to the top of which a great multitude of mas ters on piano and harp and flute and organ have climbed. "Put the bereft daughters as sales women in stores," says another adviser. But there they must compete with salesmen of long experience, or with men who have served an apprentice ship in commerce and who began as shop boys at 10 years of age. Some kind-hearted dry goods man, having known the father, now gone, says: "We are not in need of any more help just now, but send your daughters to my store, and I will do as well by them as possible." Very soon the question comes up, Why do not female employes of that establishment get as much wages as the male employes? For the the simple reason, in many cases, the females were suddenly flung by mis fortune behind that counter, while the males have from the day they left the public school been learning the busi ness. My advice to all girls and all un married women, whether in affluent homes or in homes where most strra gent economies are grinding, is to learn to do some kind of work that the world must have while the world stands. I am glad to see a marvelous change for the better, and that women have found out that there are hundreds of practi cal things that a woman can do for a living if she begins soon enough, and that men have been compelled to admit it. Among the occupations appropriate for women I place the following, into many of which she has already entered, and all the others she will enter: Ste nography, and you may find her at nearly all th reportorial stands in our educational, political and religious meetings. Savings banks, the work clean and honorable, and who so great a right to toil there, for a woman founded the first savings bank Mrs. Priscilla Wakefield. Copyists, and there is hardly a professional man that does not need the services of her penman ship; and, as amanuenses, many of the greatest books of our day have been dictated for her writing. There they are as florists and confectioners and music teachers and bookkeepers, for which they are specially qualified by patience and accuracy; and wood en graving, in which the Cooper institute has turned out so many qualified; and telegraphy, for which she is specially prepared, as thousands of the tele graphic offices will testify. Photog raphy, and in nearly all our estab lishments they may be found there at cheerful work. As workers in ivory and guttapercha and gum elastic and tortoise shell and gilding, and in ehemicals, in porcelain, in terra-cotta. As postmistresses, and presidents have given them appointments all over the land. As proof readers, as translators, as modelers, as designers, as draughtswo men, as lithographers, as teachers in schools and seminaries, for which they are especially endowed, the first teach er of every child, by divine arrange ment, being a woman. As physicians, having graduated after a regular course of study from the female colleges of our large cities, where they get as sci entific preparations as any doctors ever had, and go.forth to work which no one but women could so appropriately do. On the lecturing platform; for you know the brilliant success of Mrs. LIv- ermore and Mrs. Hallowell and Miss Willard and Mrs. Lathrop." As physio logical lecturers to their own sex, for which service there is a demand ap palling and terrific. As preachers of the gospel, and all the protests of ec clesiastical courts cannot hinder them. for they have a pathos and a power in their religious utterances that men can never reach. Witness all those who have heard their mother pray. Oh, young womau of "America! as many of you will have to fight your own battles alone, do not wait until you are flung of disaster, and your father is dead, and all thy resources of your family have been shattered; but now, while in a good house and envir oned by all prosperities, learn how to do some kind of work that the world must have as long as the world stands, Turn your attention from the embroi dery of fine slippers, of which there is a surplus, and make a useful shoe. Ex pend the time in which you adorn a cigar case in learning to make a good, honest loaf of bread. Turn your attention irom the making of flimsy nothings to the manufacturing of im portant somethings. "No, no!" says some young woman; "I will not undertake anything so uiv romantic and commonplace as that." An excellent author writes that after he had, in a book, argued for efficiency in womanly work in order to success. and positive apprenticeship by way of preparation, a prominent chemist ad vertised that he would teach a class of women to become druggists and apoth- ecariea 11 they would go through an ap prenti ceship as men do; and a printer advertised that he would take a class of women to learn the printer' trade if twy would go through an apprentice ship as men do, and how many, at cord ing to the account of the authoress, co you suppose applied to become skilled in the druggist business and printing business? Not one! "But," you ask, "what would my father and mother say if they saw I was doing such unfashionable work?" Throw the whole responsibility upon us, the pastors, who are constantly hearing of young women in all these cities, who, unqualified by their pre vious luxurious surroundings for the awful struggle of life into which they have been suddenly hurled, seemed to have nothing left them but a choice between starvation and damnation. There they go along , the street 7 o'clock in the wintry mornings,, through the slush and storm, to the place where they shall earn only half enough for subsistence, the daughters of once pros perous merchants, lawyers, clergymen, artists, bankers and capitalists, who brought up their children under the infernal delusion that it was not high toned for women to learn a profitable calling. Young women! take this affair in your own hand, and let 4here be an insurrection in all prosperous families on the part of daughters of this day, demanding knowledge in occupations and styles of business by which they may be their own defense and their own support if all fatherly and hus bandly and brotherly hands forever fail them. I have seen two sad sights, the one a woman in all the glory of her young life stricken by disease, and in a week lifeless in a home of which she had been the pride. As her hands were folded over the still heart an.d her eyes closed for the last slumber, and she was taken out amid the lamentations of kindred and friends, I thought that was a sadness immeasurable. But I have seen something compared with which that scene was bright and songful. It was a young woman who had been all her days amid wealthy surroundings, by the visit of death and bankruptcy to the household turned out on a cold world without one lesson about how to get food or shelter, and into the awful whirlpool of city life, where strong ships have gone down, and for 20 years not one word has been heard from her. Vessels went out on the Atlantic ocean looking for a shipwrecked craft that was left alone and forsaken on the sea a few weeks before, with the idea of bringing it into port. But who shall ever bring again into the harbor of peace and hope and Heaven that lost woman ly immortal, driven in what tempest, aflame in what conflagration, sinking into what abyss? O God, help! O Christ, rescue! My sisters, give not your time to learning fancy work which the world may dispense with in hard times, but connect your skill with the indispensables of life. Let me say to all women who have already entered upon the battle of life, that the time is coming when women shall not only get as much salary and wages as men but for certain styles of employment women will have higher salary and more wages, for the reason that for some styles of work they have more adaptation. But this justice will come to woman not through any senti ment of. gallantry, not because woman is physically weaker than man, and, therefore, ought to have more consider ation shown her, but because through her finer, natural taste and more grace of manner, and quicker perception, and more delicate touch, and more educated adroitness, she will, in certain callings, be to her employer worth 10 per cent, more, or 20 per cent, more, than the other sex. She will not get it by ask ing for it, but by earning it, and it shall be hers by lawful conquest. Now, men of America, be fair, and give the women a chance. Are you afraid that they will do some of your work, and hence harm your prosperi ties? Remember that there are scores of thousands of men doing women's work. Do not be afraid! God knows the end from the beginning, and He knows how many people this world can feed and shelter, and when it gets too full He will end the world, and, if need be, start another. God will halt the inven tive faculty which, by producing a ma chine that will do the work of ten or 20 or a 100 men and women, will leave that number of people without work. I hope that there will not be invented another sewing machine, or reaping machine. for the next 500 years. We want no more wooden hands and iron hands and steel hands and electric hands substi tuted for men and women, who would otherwise do the work and get the pay and earn the livelihood. Let me also say, for the encourage ment of all women fighting the battle of life alone, that their conflict will soon end. There is one word written over the faces of many of them, and that word is Despair. My sister, you need appeal to Christ, who comforted the sisters of Bethany in their domestic trouble, and who in His last hours forgot all the pangs of His own hands and feet and heart, as He looked into the face of ma ternal anguish and called a friend's attention to it, in substance saying: "John, I cannot take care of her any longer. Do for her as I would have done, if I had lived. Behold my mother!" If, under the pressure, of un rewarded and unappreciated work. your hair is whitening and the wrinkles come, rejoice that you are nearinc the hour of escape from your very last fa tigue, and may your departure be as pleasant as that of Isabella Graham, who closed her life with a smile and the word "Peace." The daughter of a regiment in any army is all surrounded by bayonets of defense, and in the battle, whoever falls, she is kept safe. And you are the daughter of the regiment commanded by the Lord of Hosts. After all, you are not fighting the battle of life alone. All Heaven is on your side. You will be wise to appropriate to yourself the words of sacred rhythm: One who has knows In storms to sail I have on board; . Above the roaring of the gale I hear my Lord. ' ' ' He holds me; whoa the billows imlts I shall not fall II short, 'tis sharp; It long, 'tis lightj He tempers aU, HOW TO FIND OUT. Fill a bottle or common grass with arine and let it stand twenty-four hours; a sediment or settling indicates a diseased condition of the kidneys. When urine stains linen it is positive evidence of kidney trouble. Too fre quent desire to urinate or pain in the back, is also convincing proof that the kidneys and bladder are out of order. WHAT TO DO. 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Mrs. C.B.Ives ) In Lorain County, Ohio va V Jay Wooley et al. ) Court of Common Fieas. Case No. 4008. 8herlft"s sale on foreclosure. In pursuance of an order of sale issued from the Court of Common l'leas. within and fur the County of Lorain and State of Ohio, made at the October term thereof, A. D. 1897, and to me directed, I have levied upon and will offer for sale at Public Auction at the north door of the Court, House, in Elyria, on January 31, A. D..189S, between the hours of 10:00 and 11:110 o'clock, M., of said day, the fol lowing described Heal Estate to-wlt: Situated In the Village of Wellington, County of Lorain and State of Ohio, and known as a lot of land bounded and de scribed as follows viz: Beginning at the southwest corner of a lot owned by K. Bene dict, on the east side of the public square I n said village, thence east on said Benedict's south line to a lot. owned by Mrs. S. K. Wil cox, thence south thirty-five (So) feet; thence west on a line parallel to the north line to the public square, thence north thirty-five (,'i-V feet to the place of bediming, It being a part of original lot number twenty-two (22i. Said premises have been appraised at $500, and cannot sell for less than two-thirds of satd apprahemert. Terms ef sale, cash on day of sale. A. E. Lord. Sheriff of Lorain County, 0. Oko. L. Ui.inn, Attorney. SHERIFF'S SALE IN PARTITION. Charles S. Whitehead ) In Lorain County vs. Ohlo. Court of Joseph W. Whitehead et al. I Common Pleas- Case No. 5153. Order of sale, In partition. In pursuance of an order issued from the Court of Common Pleas, within and for the County of Lorain and State of Ohio, made at the October term thereof, A. I)., 1897. and to me directed, I will offer for sale at Public Auction at the north door of the Court House, in the village of Elyria. on Saturday, January 31, A. 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