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“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Rules the World.” Civilization, in its mighty strides ot ad vancement. has brought with it the eman cipation of the gentler sex, and to day, es pecially in our own land, woman is not re garded as the inferior, but the helpmate and equal of man. She is the instigator and ennobler of the race. Without her influ ence and aid the works of man would be incomplete and imperfect. The great Brooklyn preacher has said that if you search the motive of every good and noble deed or work in behalf of mankind, of every advancement of learn ing and science, of every discovery which has bettered us all, a woman will be found as the aid and stimulant to it. Unlimited and inconceivable are the ave nues open to woman by which she may en noble her country and herself, but the one for which her Maker has especially endowed her is as an educator, as a teacher and train er. She, as mother, moulds the mind of the child by her gentleness, patience and tenderness, knocking otf the rough corners of the block of marble which will make the man. and beautifies it with that which is foreign to the harsher nature of man. “Our mothers work not upon the canvas that shall fail, or the marble that shall crumble into dust, but upon the mind, the spirit of which is to bear for good or evil, through its duration, the impress of a mother's plastic hand.” By thus moulding the mind of the boy, she moulds the opinions and thoughts of the man by her own as a model, making an exalted nation of righteous rulers and noble men. For the scriptures say. “Righteous ness exalteth a nation.” Many men who have achieved great things of their country, credit their success to their mothers. Had it not been for the wise policy and guiding hand of Olympia, the mother of Alexander, his conquering tread might never have made the whole world tremble. The mother of the Grac chi unlocked the secret of the career of the noble tribunes when she exclaimed, “These are my jewels,” pointing to her boys when asked to display her ornaments to an admir ing guest. What would the father of his country have been but for the upright and patient character created in him by that proud and noble Virginia lady, his mother. Both our martyred presidents have said, “I owe all to inv mother.” Not only the mother, but the sister, wife and the woman herself have, and always will, influence the destinies of nations. Queen Esther of old. by her intercession and influence, saved a mighty nation. As pasia is said to have written almost every speech of Pericles, which brought him so much fame. Doubtless our land would have been discovered years later, and not by the immortal Columbus, but for the pa tience and persistence of one woman, Queen Isabella. Mrs. Washington and Mrs. Adams, whose common sense frowned down the frivolities of court in this free government, were the reformers of American political sotietv. Miss Barton, by her great scheme for humanity, has made all nations debtors to the Red Cross Society. Mrs. Johnson taught her husband his letters and wrote his speeches. The sister of Lord Byron was the only one who had any influence over his dark and reckless life, anil his love for his sister shone like a bright light in his be nighted soul, inspiring him to many deeds of heroism in behalf of Greece. Whittier’s anti-slavery poems might never have been printed but for the encourage ment of his Quaker sister. Wordsworth’s sister. Dorothy, saved him from mental dis traction and led him back to a love of na ture and nature’s Lord, and in this graceful manner he acknowledged his debt to her: "She gave me eyes, she gave me ears, And humble cares and delicate tears, A heart, the fountain of sweet tears. And love and thought and joy.” Mrs. Beecher-Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” wrought wonders in turning public sentiment in favor of the abolition of human slavery in our land. Why. then, this complaint of woman’s circumscribed sphere where her field is world-wide? True, she may not sit with law-makers, nor occupy the pulpit or ros trum in person, but when she has shaped the sentiment and moulded the thought of law-givers and orators, hers is the privilege as an auditor to utter a fervent amen.— Maud J. Senders, in Dayton (O.) High School Times. An Anecdote of Horace Greeley. When I was a cub—back in the thirties— I was living with my mother and stepfather in Brooklyn. One day 1 was sent over* to New York to deliver an imposing stone to the firm of Greeley & Winchester, who were then publishing The New World. I was told not to deliver the stone until I had got my money. When I arrived at Horace Greeley’s office he immediately ordered his men to hoist the stone to the third story with a block and tackle, and it was hoisted. I had insisted with Mr. Greeley that I could not leave the stone without the money, but he simply answered me by saying, “My son. the stone is in the third story; how are you going to get it down? You come over Saturday and I will pay you for.the stone.” I told him if I went back without the money I would get a terrible threshing, and which, by the way. I unquestionably got. I went back Saturday and Mr. Greeley wanted to put me off again. I told him of the beating which my stepfather had given me. He seemed to doubt it. so I pulled off my jacket, and showed him how black and blue my back was. When he saw the marks he said: “My God! what a brute a man must be to beat a child in that man ner. Sit down. I’ll get the money, al though I’ll have to borrow it.” In five minutes he returned with some apples and ginger cake for me, and then he went out and was gone for an hour, when he appeared with the money. When I receipted the bill he handed me a dollar, saying: “This will take a little of the pain out of your back, and, if you want a friend and I can serve you, come and see me ” 1 did not meet Greeley again for seven years, when 1 met him in Washington. 1 was in need of a friend then, and he introduced me to Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, and did all he could to further my interests, which, by the way. was my first successful stepping stone in life.—Judge C. F. Cady in Globe-Demo crat. THE BEST PLACE FOR FINE CAKES —AND— CANDIES. THE CHICAGO Bakery and Restaurant MEALS AT ALL HOURS. 241 S. Main St., Stillwater, Minn., next to Opera House. CHAS. IIEITMAN, Prop. W.P. SAWYER HARDWARE, TINWARE, Stoves and Furnaces. SPECIALTY OK Fine Tools. 319 S. main Sl.,Stillwater, minn. J. C. 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