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Needs Mortal Love By Mrs. FRANK LESLIE M WOMAN with 110 one to love lier is the MOST MISERABLE of creatures. She loses half iier value in her OWN eyes. She'is unable to do justice to the best of her nature. She either hardens and becomes cold, defiant, bitter and narrow, or she withers and languishes like spring flowers in an east wind. Per haps SHE DOES NOT KNOW HER OWN NEED. Perhaps she scoffs at love and declares herself strong enough to live without it and says, as did a famous literary woman: "I am of the oak oaky and do not understand women who are of the vine viney and must have something to cling to." And yet this very woman clung to her kindred and her adopted child with a really noble devotion. Sometimes a loveless woman cherishes a dog, a bird, a cat, and bestows upon the little brute a iwealth of LOVE ENOUGH TO ENRICH A MONARCH; sometimes she buys the love of a companion or of a servant; some times she becomes a philanthropist and distributes her unused affec tion over whole armies of orphans and phalanxes of widows ; some times, if she is of a certain temperament, she becomes a religious and joins an order of women who devote their lives to good works and their hearts to God. In that case she tells herself that she needs 110 earthly outlet for her affections; that her entire nature is turned into the channel of adoring love for the Divine Being, and she prob ably feels that she thus secures a higher place in his affections than her more mundane sisters can hope to hold. *» r s* It is a heroic choice, a noble life, but who can doubt that it must hold moments of chill disappointment, ol withering insufficiency, of terrible despair? In this world human creatures live in bodies,. Thcv are surrounded by earthly needs and cares and sympathies, and to deny or TO STARVE ALL THESE IS TO DEFEAT THE VERY PURPOSE OF OUR BEING. A MORTAL WOMAN IMBEDS MORTAL LOVE, AND SHE WILL SEEK IT IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER, lr SHE IS AT LIBERTY, AS SURELY AS A HOMING PIGEON SEEKS HER DOVECOT OR A PERISHING DEER SEEKS THE WATER. 1 do not say that this all powerful thirst applies always or entirely to the love of man and woman naturally terminating in marriage. A woman cares for the love of her own sex, for the love of her em ployees, for the love of her friends, of her circle, her society, be it a large or a small body. Men say women have a passion for admira tion, an appetite for flattery, a thirst for applause. True, true enough! lint all these cravings are but forms of the great craving for love which lives at the root of all. One who loves DOES admire, DOES flatter, DOES applaud. These are some of the almost invariable signs and signals of love, and the instinct of the woman lends her TO SEEK THESE SIGNS, although her reason whispers that they are false lights, mere igni fatui poorly counterfeiting the REAL sun and moon of her exist ence* and very likely to lead her into a dark and dismal bog, whence she issues mired and torn and wearv. A National Marriage Law I *** ßy Bisl,op FREDERICK A. BURGESS of Lon>.< Island Ä ö NAllOX, said Disraeli, "is only great; if it produces great; men. In the same way we may sav a nation is only pure ii it, produces pure home.;. National virtue, honesty, courage, cleanliness, all have their origin IN .1111', 1 KLM E. .1 he clergy has a niessage for the mar ried women ol America, that they value the marriage ring as a sacred symbol, not to be torn off the linger in the base surroundings of the divorce court. And 10 J J ! L. )11,.\, who contemplate cruelty, neglect and desertion, that they mav be 1ree, the clergv must speak the words <>! Malachi, " 1 heretore take heed to your spirit; and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth, for 1 hate divorce, said Jehovah, the God of Israel." Lut, ne\ ort lieless, the state doe k. ■ regard the bond'of matii mony as IXDISSOLI BLK. Theoretically any act which is an infringement of the conditions of the contract invalidates the cla. 111 of the guilty party, but the peculiar nature ol' marriage as meaning physically SO MI'Cll .MOLL TO WO.MAX THAX TO MAX. as involving the happiness, education and future of children, make it hard to specify what kind of act is of this nature. A UNIFORM FEDERAL LAW OF MARRIAGE IS THE ONE THING REQUISITE. THE EVILS OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM ARE EVIDENT TO EVERY ONE. Hie law et one state is nuljihod in another. .Men and women, especially when they have wealth, commit flagrant violations of the law and sometimes succeed in getting some one who calls himself a minister oi the gospel to bless the adulterous union. But EYEX V 1 I IIOl 1 V L A LI II it is comparatively easy to change one's domicile and claim inimunitv in the eve, of the law. What a College Education Will Mean to Women Miss M. CAREY THOMAS, President of Bryn Mawr College A PARI from the pure joy of it and the profit to the girl hor KÛÛÛi Sl '^' 1AL LIFE will be profoundly influenced —b\ the ediere education t ;| women. I he semieloFterc I lifo of women in the past ha.- developed many priceless virtues, such as purity, family affection, nusp- iled enthusiasm, devoted rolisriom belief. But in the past women have not been able to work touviher for a common end. Loyalty to one another as it is understood anion-' men has been unknown. Good women and good men have seldom been able to stand side by side to fight the worst evils of our civil! ■ tion BECAUSE OF WOMEN'S IGXOKAX'CF. OF Wll \ IS INVOLVED IN MOST SOCIAL QUESTIONS. MONTANA BKIEFLETS. SHORT ITEMS OF NEWS FROM ALL OVER T11K STATE. W hat Has Happened in Montana I>uriug the Past Few Days. Butte , July 14.— Ex-Congressman W. W. Dixon of this city was stricken at his home in the Dorothy block last evening, and today lies in a dying condition, his physicians giving no hope of his recovery. In 1S90 Mr. Dixon was elected to congress from Montana and served in that capacity two years. Melrose , July 14.—Burglars be tween 2 and 3 o'clock this morning en tered the meat market of Charles Bryant of this place and blew the safe open with nitroglycerin, but made a haul of only between 30 and 40 cents. It happened that Mr. Bryant, on clos ing the place the night before, had taken all but a small amount of money from the safe and placed it io the bank. Otherwise the robbers might have made a good haul. Helena , July 14.—The second creamery company to be incorporated by Townsend parties filed its articles with Secretary of State Hays today, the new concern being known as the Broadwater County Creamery com pany. The company, which will have its principal place of business at Townsend, is capitalized at 810,000, divided into 200 shares at $50 each. Of these, six shares have been sub scribed. Helena , July 14. —After being out forty-one hours, the jury in the case of the state against J. S. Keerl, charged with murder, reported today it could not agree, and was dis charged. Keerl, formerly president of the Montana society of civil engi ness and prominent mining engineer of this state, shot and killed a bar keeper, Thomas Crystal, in April 1902. The defense was insanity. He was convicted of murder in the sec ond degree and sentenced to life imprisonment, but was granted a new trial on errors of the court. Billings , July 14.—Huntley, a little station fourteen miles east of Billings, the junction of the Burlington and Northern Pacific railroads, is said to be the greatest haven for tramps in eastern Montana. A man who visited that place a few days ago counted six ty of them camped in the vicinity of the section house, the only residence at the station. They came from east and west on the Northern Pacific, and the majority of them are bound for St. Louis; hence the Burlington trains are crowded with them and the train men are experiencing much trouble. At Huntley they have a regular camp where they usually remain several days before starting for the exposi tion city. Missoula , July 15. —Code message s were passing all day yesterday be tween the officials of the Northern Pa cific and the detectives of the com pany regarding the arrest at Spokane of George Wilson, believed to be one of the men connected with the Bear mouth train robbery, and it is pretty generally belieyed now that Wilson is one of the men wanted by the company for the robbery. The diamonds tound in his possession when arrested are strong evidence against him. Miles City , July 15.— The U. S. land otlice here lias received an order to withdraw from entry nine townships in the southeastern part of Custer county, along the Little Missouri, be tween numbers six and nine south, and ranges 58 to (>2 east. The with drawal is in connection with the Belle Fourche irrigation project. A good part of this territory has been well settled for years. liUTTE, July 15.—It is almost defi nitely known that Reverend Doctor l'. R. Iletïrou, rector of St. Paul's seminary at St. Paul, will be chosen as bishop ol the diocese of Helena. The statement is obtained from reli able sources and comes as a surprise to Montana Catholics who have re garded Father Cluary as the probable successor to Bishop Brondel, who re cently died. Doctor Iletïrou for years has been the rector of St. Paul's sem inary and is considered one of the ablest and brightest men in the church. Billings , July 15. James Grady is charged jointly with his brother, Ed Grady, and Orton Mosier, with the crime of- murdering Robert T. Han nah. C. L. Harris, county attorney, tiled complaints against the men in J ustice Mann's court this afternoon, ami James is made one of the prin cipals. While he did not participate in the saloon holdup and the subse quent murder, the ollicers say they can show thai he did the final planning of the job and that he furnished the arms used by the other men. 11 e*l:-;na . July 15.— Some caustic criticism has been administered to Sheriff Gibson of Jefferson county, by Otto Sehoeufeld, agent of the state society for the protection of children and animals. Gross negligence and poor judgment at the best is the charge against the sheriff made by Mr. Sehoeufeld. Sometime ago Otto Hopstead, of Jefferson county, was arrested on a charge of wife-beating. He was taken to Boulder, where he pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree and was given six months in the county jail On July 4 he escaped and has since been seen in the vicinity of his home, near Clancy. Lewistown , July 16.— County offi cers were notified today of a bold holdup near Gilt Edge last night, in which Joseph Norman was slugged by two masked men, dragged from his horse and robbed of about $125. The county attorney and sheriff spent a great portion of the day at Gilt Edge, but were unable to secure any clew to the identity of the highwaymen. Butte , July 16.— Frank Miller, for ten years an employe of the Butte postoffice, died very suddenly in Ger man Gulch this morning under unusu al circumstances, which gave rise to the theory that he may have died of poison from oranges that he ate. Mr. Miller and his wife, who were camping in the gulch with two of their children, both ate some oranges and both were ill afterwards. Mrs. Miller was so ill that she vomited and her husband ex pired very suddenly after developing his illness. Missoula , July 16. —It now appears that the lands of the Flathead Indian reservation will uot be thrown open for settlement for at least a year, and it is said by some that the opening will not take place for 18 months. It had been supposed that the survey of the reservation would begin on Aug ust 1, but the work will not be taken up until late in the month, possibly as late as September. The dimensions of the reservation are approximately 40 by 60 miles, which indicates that the work of surveying the tract will be no small task. Butte , July it. —Another counter feit that has made its appearance in this vicinity and upon which the secret service men are working is a Mexican dollar, restamped to represent the United States dollar. The officers are oi the impression that the coins have been restruct with a cold die, as the coins still maintain the sunburst of the Mexican coin on one side. On the reverse side of the coin it looks like a United States coin, and the counter feit is not detected until the coin is reversed. Helena , July 16. —The cash drawer of the Cosmopolitan hotel was robbed of almost $500 shortly before 1 o'clock this morning, and as a result of the robbery Night Clerk E. C. Christy, to wiiose custody the larger portion of the money was entrusted by two pa trons of the hotel earlier in the even ing, and who told of seeing the rob ber as he was engaged in rifling the cash register in the barroom, was placed under arrest and locked up in the city jail. Later his wife was also arrested, Viewed either from the story as told by the clerk or from the tandpoint of the police who discredit the clerk's story, the robbery is a mysterious affair. Butte , July 18. —Already several claims against the city have been filed with the city clerk 011 account of al leged damages by reason of the heavy rainstorm that visited Butte last Wed nesday. Thus far the largest claim is that filed by Saint James' hospital, which amounts to $1,581 for loss of property in the basement of the insti tution when it was Hooded with several feet of water. Butte , July 18. —Mrs. Elizabeth Morrison was arraigned in Judge McCiernan's department of the dis trict court this morning and pleaded not guilty to the charge of killing Richard Finnegau, on the fiats south of Butte. Mrs. Morrison was practi cally charged with being responsible for Finnegan's death in the dyli.g statement made by the man. Kalispell . July 18.— The farmers living on the bench lands northwest ol Kalispell do not propose to be caught again without moisture during a dry season. The large irrigating ditch, which is being constructed by the Ash ley Lake Irrigating Ditch company, a co-operative company, will be com pleted this year. The ditch will be of sufficient carrying capacity to irrigate 10,000 acres ef land. Immens ■M voir Hurst. Scotts l>ale . Pa., July 18. —With the roar of Niagara, the new reservoir of the Citizens' Water company burst at midnight and more than 300,000.000 gallons of water rushed down the val ley, sweeping all before it and inun dating crops and wrtckiug buildings in its path. It was discovered about !• o'clock that the dam was in danger of breaking and messengers were has tily sent through the valley to warn the people. Hundreds of lives were thus -;ived. for a few hours later the whole valley was under water. The damage to the machinery and r eservoir alone will amount to at least $50,000. When the torrent swept down upon the valley, buildings were torn from their foundations and carried on the crest of the tiood like so many washtubs. Buildings valued at so many thousands were completely de molished. Bridges were carried away, in the gorge just below the dam iiugh trees were torn out by the roots weighing hundred.- of tons and turned over by the :lood WILL YOU NEED... A MOWER. BINDER, or HAY RAKE? 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