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THE WESTERN NEWS.
HAMILTON, MONTANA. The'man wno gets tired too easily Makes other people tired, too. Truth is stranger than fiction. Rich ard Harding Davis' books do not sell so well since he became married. The man who cuts the pages of a ftook with his finger doesn't understand why It is wrong to eat with his knife. She who has to ipake over papa's giants" for Willie should always bear ta mind that as ye sew, so shall ye rip. A woman Is much more likely to for get her birthday than to leave the fri^klea behind when she goes to a pie The more poetry we read of Mr. Aus tin's the more we are convinced that he wught to be put into Westminster Ab t»ey— at once! A French doctor says love is a dis ease that can be cured by tonics for the nervous system. But who that has It wants it cured? As associated with marriage, there is Also an unpatriotic side to this small gain in population. It proves a grow ling disregard for the united state. Antiseptic sword blades for French duels simply mean whatever bad blood there may have been before the fight. It won't continue after in the remote •ease of one being hit. Unmarried men who linger trembing •n the brink will be pointing at this «pisode a long time: A Chicago man named Booth went with his wife to a millinery store. She bought a hat He dropped dead. A New York man with an income of «50,000 a year has committed suicide, tie was probably despondent because of the poor prospect of making it $75, :#00 and thus getting into a position «where the strain of living would be nased somewhat Some frisky donkey at Harvard put «enough dynamite in the college pump to destroy the tine building before which it is located, to say nothing of what would have happened to the per son or persons who would have been so unfortunate as to have exploded it. Buch murderous pranks betray an in stinct discreditable to the American ■youth and severe punishment in the criminal courts should follow the ex posure. The recently published dairy of the Duchess of Fife contains this remark able quotation from Queen Victoria, a «signal-flag for young and old: "God has been so good to me that now, in my old age, I want to confess that I have not any dislikes." Oue of the greatest generals of Victoria's whole reign, Charles Napier, once made a similar «•tatemeut: "I never feel angry at any one— beyond wishing to break their $»ones with a broomstick!" Then, as if xepenting of even his laughing excep tion, Napier added: "That was not my mind that spoke. I am a child in the Stands of God." It used to be the mere Tact of having written a book was sufficient to confer «distinction upon a man and to know that a person had got into print was to ibe conscious of a certain awe for that Individual. But now people first ask, what kind of a book and what is the mature of the print for which the author is responsible, and they decline to turn .«heir heads to gaze at literary medioc rity. A little pallor in the face and a few ink stains on the fingers are no longer accepted as the indications of «greatness, and there seems to be a re action in favor of sunburn and earth «tains. The man who digs and grows tbrown seems never to be working in •vain, but he who grows wan in the production of short-lived literature Is a pathetically ineffective figure. Dr. J. G. Jackson, an expert, has ibeen working on the problem "Why 'hair comes out?" Of 300 cases studied by him the majority were of men. The great majority of these persons were •of those who led indoor lives. Nearly all belong to the intellectual classes. Lawyers, doctors, students, professors, -newspaper men, figure in large num bers. Dr. Jackson's conclusion Is that mental work especially where accom panied by worry or nervous strain, is «the principal cause of baldness. The ■question arises, why are so few of the women bald? Will they admit that «they are less intellectual than men? Or will they accept baldness as the badge »f mentality? Woman's chief glory, «according to Scripture, is her hair. As (between intellectual accomplishments rand a notable absence of personal «lory, which will woman choose? tin the fuss and flurry made over the *weet girl graduate the boy who grad uates at the same time hardly gets ■the attention which he deserves. In .«he pears to come, if he does his duty, be will earn money for the support of Abe girl, who at graduation Is the cen ter of all eyes. He will be elected to the City Council and possibly to Con gress; he will preach the gospel and (practice law; he will start a factory or «open a business. In a large degree the future welfare of the country will de pend upon bis Intelligent and honest ac tivity. The prejudSW against the col lege graduate, which never had a sound foundation in fact, la gradual!/ disap pearing. He has shown his force in al most every department of life, until it has come to be admitted that the so called self-made man does not hold a monopoly of all the brains and energy In the country. So, while all will unite In drinking a toast to the maiden in her white frock and blue ribbons, a similar If not an equal honor is due to the newly made bachelor of arts. The college man of today knows as well as any one can tell him that all his future success depends most largely upon his own unaided efforts. The world is his apple and his education is simply the knife with which he must peel it. The responsibilities of citizenship Is a well-worn subject for an address, but in discussing the topic before the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Governor Scofield gave expression to some ideas, one of which was that as the man who neglects his family Is an object of reproach, so should be the man who ignores his obligations to the State which protects him and makes It possible for him to provide for his fam ily. Governor Scofield thinks that the lack of a proper sense of responsibility Is shown most clearly in the matter of taxpaying. The American citizen does his best to avoid payment of direct taxation, and even when he pays his taxes indirectly he does not seem to care much what becomes of the money. He protests also against the tendency to increase the public revenue through taxation. "There Is a serious danger here," he declared. "Every dollar raised by taxation beyond the legiti mate needs of the government invites corruption and extravagance, and thus jeopardizes the welfare of the State or nation. Every time a dollar of the pub lic money Is wrongly expended It Is our fault. And the real evil is not merely that there may be public money ex travagantly used, or that there may be corruption in Its expenditure, but for every dollar that is wrongly expended the beneficiaries of the State, the help less classes for which it seeks to pro vide, are wronged and public morals are debauched." It does not take tbe statistics of col lege classes, nor the statements of pro fessors and deans of institutions of learning to show that the professions are rapidly becoming overcrowded. There are nearly fifty States in the Union, none of them so poor as not to boast of an institution of collegiate de gree, and some of them have many. All of these temples of philosophy and knowledge are turning out never-ceas ing streams of professionals. Law aud medicine and theology are the gentle manly callings, aud these claim the majority of the college men. But if you are contemplating a college course, or if you have a son or daughter bent on such a course, think over the situation before you determine to have a preach er, or a doctor or a lawyer in the fam ily. Medicine, perhaps, is less crowded than either of the other professions; but in any of them it will be a difficult thing for a young man to make a living and retain his self-respect. But there are other avenues for the college man in callings not a whit less dignified, and which not only promise greater material results, but give to a man the satisfaction of knowing that he is a worker—a creator in this great and busy world of never-ending creations. The civil and constructing engineer has an ever-widening field opening before him; the chemist, whose operations are in commercial lines, has possibilities of the greatest degree awaiting his re searches aud discoveries; the skilled machinist becomes daily a more aud more important personage in the world's development, in short, men and women with trained minds and hands are the sort of people there is a demand for now. A sandy-haired doctor of 22, a lily-fingered lawyer of similar age, or a weak-eyed theologian of 25 are about the most useless individuals in the great human family, to-day. Hands that are sinewy, eyes that are alert for the possibilities of the individual and - the race, minds trained to value the concrete things of the world, are what the nation, the world need; they are what must be had. The care of estates and last testaments, of weak livers and deranged stomachs, of sin-liarried souls, have occupied the attention of the trained mind exclusively long enough; the field has grown too small. The wise young man who is on the threshold of life will not calculate upon gaining a living by taking care of either. He will aspire to do some thing, where such great things as ca nals, warships, tunnels, powerful ex plosives, new chemical compounds, are being evolved by the combination of trained brains nnd bands, for that is the sort of professional man who will occupy the world's attention in the future. Russian Mines Exaggerated. United States Consul Holloway at St. Petersburg has this to say on gold mining in Siberia: "The value of Rus sian gold mines has been greatly exag gerated. Several experienced Ameri can mining engineers, who are admit ted to be the best in the world, have visited Siberia in the interests of Eng lish, as well as American, capitalists during the past three years and made extensive examinations of the condi tions, and I have not heard of a single company being organized as a result of their reports. The mining Is almost all placer, there being but two small quartz mines In the Ural Mountains, which are owned by French capitalists and are said to be losing money. There la very little foreign capital In Siberia. No advanages are offered to or discrim inations made in favor of Americans engaging In any kind of business In Russia." A. tool praises himself, but a wise man tarns the job over to a friend. WHEN 1 WAS A BOY. When I was a boy, oh, the fruits were so sweet, Aad the melons so luscious and fine; The cherries were redder, and richer their meat. And the berries were simply divine. There was nothing but joy—when 1 was a boy. What beautiful, soul-thrilling song birds there were; How much sweeter the song of the thrush! The mocking bird's caroling* hallowed the air, Which with Eden delights was aflush. There was nothing to cloy—when I was a boy. The dogs and the horses wero far better then, And the game In the woods; and the guns Were as much above those of to-day as are men, And tbe bliss could be measured by tons. There was then no alloy—when I was a boy. In that good and that glad bright day that Is gone Flowers had sweeter perfume, and the birds Wore plumage more gay, while the sun brighter shone; Braver men uttered kindlier words. There was small heart annoy—when I was a boy. Like angels from heaven wore girls of that day; Modest, sweet, nnd so pure and so true; All honor nnd virtue illumined their way; They were then fnr more beautiful, too. And their ways were so coy—when I was a boy. I know I shall never see times like the old, Giving peace, to the day that I die; Reclaiming these women, so overly bold, Who with men and the devil now vie. But had no such employ—when I was a boy. When I was a boy, a man's riches and wealth Were not solely bis money and lands; There were riches of character, riches of health, And the wealth of the work of his hnnds— I had riches of joy—when I was a boy. —Baltimore Sun. ! HER UNCLE'S JOKE. 1 i t M O, Kitty; you must never marry without my consent. You are not in love now, are you?" "Why, no, uncle. How could I be when I don't know any one?" "That's so. You didn't have much chance to fall in love at school and your vacations were spent with me. Now, Kitty, the man I want to marry Is Mr. Right." "Mr. Wright?" "Yes. You have never seen him?" he asked, his eyes twinkling. "No. I don't kuow any Mr. Wright." "Well, he's the m7ln I want you to marry, and if you do you shall have •very cent of my money." "But, uncle, 1 have never seen him and might not care for him, and If I did perhaps he wouldn't want me." "Oh, you'll fall in love with him fast enough, and as for him not wanting you—why, I'd like to find the man who couldn't want Kitty Clinton, even if she didn't have a nice pocketful of money. But don't worry your pretty head about him, for there's lots of time. Charlie Emery is coming here next week and you can have a good time with him and we will see about Mr. Right later on. You remember Charlie, don't you?" "Yes, indeed, I remember Charlie. I haven't seen him since I was 14 and he was 20. How nice he was to me, al though I was so much younger. But do you know, uncle, he was in love with some one, for one day a picture of a young lady fell from his pocket and I ran away with it." She laughed as she thought how he had chased her through the fields, and when worn out she had dropped down under a tree to rest and have a look at the picture until he came up, tired and cross, to claim it. He had blushed as she handed It back, asking, "Is that the future Mrs. Emery ?" "No, it Is Miss Emery, my cousin." "Well, you needn't blush so. I'm sort of a cousin, too, but you never carry my picture with you," she said, getting up and going quickly toward the house. "Why, Kitty," he said, following her, "I think "Oh, I don't care what you think," ■he said, as she started to run. "You can marry her for all I care," and she toad gone In the house and never ap peared until at dinner, when she was her old mischievous self again. He had left the* next morning and she had never seen him since, but she had heard of him frequently. After gradu ating from college he had gone abroad and but lately returned. Miss Emery bad married a college friend of his. Where did he keep that picture now? "Now, Kitty," said her uncle, "run away and don't worry about Mr. Right. He'll be your Ideal, I promise you." "Well, well," he said as she left the room. "I thought she'd see through the joke. Guess I'll let it go now. My ex perience Is that If you want a couple to marry, make them think It Impos sible, and then nothing can prevent them. Bet she'll go and fall In love with the man I want her to, thinking Mr. Right really exists." But Kitty did let It worry her, and again and again she questioned her ancle about Mr. Wright (as she be lieved his name to be), but his answers gave her little or no satisfaction. Fi nally she determined she would forget him while Charlie was with them, any way. When she saw Charlie she said she would never have taken that bearded man for the smooth-faced boy she had known four summers before. She her -1 self was the same little sprite, with her sparkling eyes and mass of durk brown hair. When she Inquired after his "fair cousin," he laughingly re plied that he bad spent the last Sun day with her and Tom. "What a chase you led me that day, and I never told you, but that night I received a letter from home telling me of her marriage, and I was so cross I tore the picture up." Thus they talked of the past and the many pleasant days they had spent to KiÏÏ ..Ï L g H r , r °r lïïï^' 1 3e r t w U , t ,. e .' light, I wish Charlie was Mr. Wright" * * * * * * ■ They had been In the boat all the afternoon, and were Just returning I No, Charlie, I cannot be your wife, 1 for uncle would never conseht." I And why didn t he tell me so? He might know what the consequence would bejf I spent much time in your co ,™^ an ^- I Uh, Charlie, didn't you know there s some Mr. Wright uncle wants me to marry? I thought likely you knew, and never said anything about It Uncle never changes his mind, either." i M ell, he 11 have to, this time," he said, as he helped her out of the boat, for if he doesn t I'll carry you off by * 0 ™' i Oh, you needn t do that, young mnn, said a voice close beside them. I guess you re Mr. Right, and have my consent before you've asked it." But, uncle, Charlie's name Isn't Wrlght." 1 know his name Isn't Wright. That was just a Joke of mine, which you didn t see through. I think he appears to^be the right man, though." ••^ n v,«^' I think you are, but what a funny way for uncle to put It," and the old man laughed softly as he went Into the house.—Boston Post — - ...... —...... A Singer's Voice b.v Post. Of all the uses to which the phono graph has been put the following is probably one of the most practical. A well-known manager received some time since a letter from Paris inclosing the photograph of a lady and what ap peared to be tinfoil neatly folded up and curiously indented. The letter was to this purport: "Sir: I inclose photograph of myself In 'La Traviata' and specimens of my 1 voice. Please state by wire terms and the date when I can appenr at your thts ater. I have the honor to be, sir, yours, F. B. The poor manager, whose scientific education had evidently been neglected, was considerably puzzled. The photo graph showed a lady of attractive pres ence, the letter was to the point and evidently American. But how to dis cover a lady's voice from tinfoil curi ously indented passed his comprehen sion. He consulted his friends and soon obtained the necessary informa tion. An adjournment to the Crystal Palace was unanimously voted. The foil was at once adjusted to the instru ment there, and, after a few revolu tions of the machine, the notes of a well-known operatic melody resouuded with crystalline clearness. An imine diate engagement of the cantatrice was the result of this novel test of her voice. --- He Wanted a Horse Tnde The famous horse trade of "David Harum" has brought to public atteu tion many other dealers In horseflesh and quaint phraseology. Here Is a let ter, verbatim, from a rather famous owner of horses-names only being al tered for obvious reasons: M Cnn „ /iA „ ~ . 0 _ "Dear Sir n,r Smith l Seen mr Brown and he told me Is you Wanted to get A good Horse one that Was climlted Well mr Smithe I have got 9 first Class horse one that Will Sute you for Your Business and Broked in hall harness and hall Sound and he binn hear for A bout 3 monts and heney of Your Peo- J pie can Work him With Saifety and mr Smith if you Will come down hear you can see him and if you Wants A good Ariable Horse I am Shure is vou Will Buy this Horse ami I have lots of other Horses you can see "hopes to see you soon "Yours truily "WM. JONES." Certainly an "ariable" horse ought to suit any one musically inclined, and "saifety" is what we are all looking for in horse trades.—Boston Home Journal. ' ' _ I —- As others See Us We have a way of generalizing ln the most superior fashion in regard to more ancient races. This, however. Is a boot for the other foot-a quotation from a certain Chinese essayist, who thus de scribes the American people: They live months without eating a mouthful of rice. They eat bullocks and sheep ln enormous quantities. They have to bathe frequently. The men dress all alike, and to judge from their appearance, they are all coolies; neither are they ever to be seen carrying a fan or an umbrella, for they manifest their ignorant contempt of these Insignia of gentlemen by leaving them entirely to women. None of them have finger-nails more than an eighth of an inch long. They eat meat îStï ^neve^T tn , k tin« nuietlv on th°T emB ® ,ve * b y sit hnf naid^to do It. The* 1 h**®* ** ** for the» dignity, îomïn 7 * Wlth * __________ An old bachelor says that an appro/ priate de-lgn for the engraved portion of an engagement ring U a epider'a web with a fly ln It MENTAL GROWTH OF WOMEN. IL> ADY MARGARET SACKVILLE says In a recent number of the Humanitarian that the question o f education is an Important subject in i^ng the Intellectual capacity of woman> and that uutll lately educat , on ■ hàs played a comparatively small part in woman's life. Her function was to be beautiful, and education was useful I only so far as it added to her power of 1 attraction, I "Breathing such an atmosphere of narrowness and Insipidity, what more natural than that she should have be come narrow and Insipid?" asks the I writer. "Noble work could spring only from overmastering genius in such 11m Rations. Woman has been discouraged front mental growth by the opposition of men, and even of women to a great i degree. "Now that she is awaking to a newer, broader life, treated more as an lndl vldual and less as a mere fraction of i sex, will not the chains which have bound her so long leave a numbing ef f ec t on her limbs? If a slave and a free man run a rnee, it is necessary to unload the slave of all his bonds before it can be said which is the better ruu nor . "Woman has been no less the slave of man than of convention. Her phy gjcal weakness (also greatly due to cir cumstnnces) gave rise to the Idea of corresponding mental inferiority. Tlfis creed she was brought up to accept, nnd did accept with the inevitable re suit. Y'et men and women, starting on such totally different levels, are com pared as though both had enjoyed the same advantages of circumstances and education, "It is only when, years hence, woman shall enjoy the same fundamental free 3om as man, where her capacity or in capacity for a profession shall be tested by experience, instead of convention, that anything like a just comparison can be instituted between the intel lectual capacity of the sexes." - 1 A Brilliant Woman, M> as Janet Russell I'erkins of Chl oago ' who recent, - v took th e degree of rloi;tor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg with tiie highest possi ble honors, has since been made a member of several leading German scientific societies, an honor which rarely comes to a woman. Before go ing to Germany Miss Perkins stmi ied nt both the University of Wis consin and the University of Chicago. During her stay abroad she has taken MISS PERKINS. 2 courses lu Berlin and at Heidelberg, Sbe bas studied botany, zoology, phy- slcs and chemistry, though botany has a, 'vays been her specialty. The paper which won her the doctor's degree was 0,1 tbe nlonil nieeae. a species of plant found ln South Araeri, ' a and tropical Afriea - she pas sed brilliant examina tlons ' obtaining ll| c highest possible mark for either man or woman, c __ f f ° vep ™ Year ? Miss Kate Putnam 88 and August Croft, 80, were married the other even at fl h * ln South Blo ®" lflelt1 ' 0bio - Tbe ?' e ding par * was a large one ' but no Suest of less tban 00 wus in ' Tlted ' Tbe coup,e were bor " and reared 011 ad ' J oiniug farms. At the age of 15 nud 17, tbey were devoted lovers, and 'hough 'hey drift ed apar ' at ' ba ' age « mbs. croft. they kept up a C0lre - spondence. They did not become for mally engaged until Jan. 8, 1900. Neith er tbe bride nor groom ever married. They have always expected to, some da J'« and both say it was by mutual agreement that they have refrained from matrimony until thus late in life. - Teach Your Girls to Mend. I Every girl, in whatever station of life 8he may be pliM;ed ' should be brought up t0 meud her owu clothes and d ° a certain share of a younger sister's or b,0 'h er 's. or something for her parents, snys tbe clevelaud Flaiu Dealer. Even wbere peop,e a,e ricb enough to keep lady's maids It does not follow that tbelr children will be able to do so to tbe end of tbeIr llves ' and many a glrl bas ,uar rled and gone out with good prospects to some country or colony wbere no one can be got to perform tb ese little services for either love or mone y« and 'f not ab le to do them for herself she has been in a very poor PUgM. _ „ ». . Bump of Neataeea. , N , ea ?T °"na t,® "T attractlve £ "e ÄS E^and SÄ ^Urmust^^eîain^wS carries a girl Into womanhood with her "bump of neatness" well developed, Unless Inherently fastidious during 8c hool days, she Is liable to drift Into careleM hab,te wh,ch 8he never out - grows, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer. One girl may have a trick of leaving Bho es about her room. Aa a mere tot she was permitted to do this, and as she grew older the nntidy custom was never abandoned, for tbe simple reason that she herself did not notice anything unusual about it, and probably nobody else felt at liberty to correct her. An other young woman, particular to prim ness ln other directions has a slovenly habit of leaving combfngs in her hair comb. There Is a necessity of constant vigilance on a woman's part unless she would be judged unworthy her birth right-daintiness. She'd Rather Be an American. When Mabel Cannlff, a Taluca, 111., girl, met and fell ln love with Otto Von Schaegler, four years ago, she did not know that he was the son of a Ger man baron. They went to live ln Davenport, Iowa. After a few years the husband was summoned back to Germany to as sume tbe title aud estates, bis father MRs.voitscuABoi.KR having died. Mrs. Von Schaegler did not want to give up her residence in the United States, so the two went to Germany and renounced their claim iu favor of the baron's younger brother. Let Man Reform Before Marrlaae. "A girl should never marry a man that she may reform him," writes Mar garet Saugster, in the Ladles' Home Journal. "If he is ln need of reforma tion let him prove himself worthy by turuiug from evil and setting his face steadfastly aud perseveriugly to good before he asks a girl to surrender her self and her life to him. Nor should a girl be too Impatleut with father, mother and friends If they counsel de lay in deciding a matter which is to In fluence her whole career aud her lov er's, when they, with clearer eyes than her own, perceive in him an unsuitabil ity to her." Stitched Belts. Stitched belts, fastened with a small buckle or tiny pin, seem to find favor with a large number of women, who usually manage to wear what others have overlooked. These made iu black velvet, stitched In white satin or lu silk to match tbe color of tbe gown, give an exquisite finish to the waist. Remember that they are made extreme ly narrow, sometimes not more than an inch wide. Hemnvinii firms Stain». Grass stains that so often appear or children's clothing may be easily re moved. Oue method recommended is to wash the stained spots in alcohol letting the most obstinate stains soah in the alcohol for an hour or so and 'ben rubbing them out, snys tin Rochester Union. For a fresh grass stain, rub lard Into the spot, then wash in a cold suds. Polite blit Not Profitable. "I beg your pardon" is au evidenc« of politeness, but it doesn't buy a nev lace ruffie which bas been ruined b' the clumsy but repentant man who ha: put bis ffeot in it. Of Intereot to Women. At Annapolis. Md., the women wh< pay taxes nppeared for the first tim« ns voters a few weeks ago. Of the (571 votes cast only 22 were by women. The young women of Flushing, N. Y. have formed what Is known as a boarc of strategy to assist members to secun the young men of their choice as hus bands. Miss Josie Wanons, of Minneapolis lias been chosen Third Vice 1'residem of tbe American Pharmaceutical Asso ciatton. She Is the first woman to hold office In that body. Kei Okainl of Japan, Labat M. Salam booly, and Hu King Eng of China were among the young women who received degrees from the Woman's Medical Col lege of Pennsylvania. "Never think of marriage until you are able to support a husband," was the ad\ice Thomas Shearman gave tc the members of the New York Council of the Business Women's National As sociation recently. Miss Dorothea Klumpke, the young American astronomer employed regu larly by the French government at the Taris observatory, has been giver charge of the balloon work. One ol her duties Is to ascend in a balloon dally to direct the observations. Great Britain does not hesitate to em ploy women In responsible positions, The head of the postal department ai Gibraltar Is Miss Creswell, who re ceives a salary of $2,740. At the same place Miss Edith Shore Is & medical officer. Mrs. Flora Annie Steel Is said to have received a higher price for her Uterarj work than any other woman. When she was writing "On the Face of the Waters" she took a temporary home ln a native village ln India, and lived without a servant or companion, in this way gaining the confidence of the village folk. The Rev. Alice R. Porter 1 b the paatoi of a Congregational church at Way zata, Minn. She preaches twice every Sunday, teaches a Sunday school give} an address to the young people every week, leads midweek prayer meeting, Is President of the t-wdles 1 Aid Society, conducts all the funeral* and marries almost all the young peo ple who seek matrimony in I» gioa.