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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
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
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
A. tool praises himself, but a wise
man tarns the job over to a friend.
When I was a boy, oh, the fruits were so
Aad the melons so luscious and fine;
The cherries were redder, and richer their
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
The mocking bird's caroling* hallowed
the air,
Which with Eden delights was aflush.
There was nothing to cloy—when I was a
The dogs and the horses wero far better
And the game In the woods; and the
Were as much above those of to-day as
are men,
And tbe bliss could be measured by
There was then no alloy—when I was a
In that good and that glad bright day
that Is gone
Flowers had sweeter perfume, and the
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
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
When I was a boy, a man's riches and
Were not solely bis money and lands;
There were riches of character, riches of
And the wealth of the work of his
I had riches of joy—when I was a boy.
—Baltimore Sun.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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»

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