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LAST SUNDAY'S MEETING The usual fortnightly meeting of the Pierian Circle was held in the chapel of the institution last Sunday afternoon, and the program sub mitted was well sustained throughout. The lead ing features of the day were the beautiful recita tion, entitled, "The Wooden Bowl,” by Class A, which brought down the house, and the article, "Woman as a Political Factor,” by Class B. Class D did excellent. His paper on "The Influ ence of Religion” drew forth the highest praises. It was his first attempt, and if the last be as good as the first, his diploma will be covered all over with seals. "The Negro Question” was ably pre sented, while “The Tint of Green in the Star- Spangled Banner,” though short, did much to re pair the damage done to the Irish reputation, as the pillars of America's fame, at the last meeting when it was driven to a secondary position by the Rev. Critic. The following is the program: Solo. Across the Bridge Pierian Choir. Report. Schiller ...... Class C. Report. The Influence of Religion Class D. Report. The Success of the American Constitution. Class A. Solo. Down On the Farm Pierian Choir. Report. Witchcraft Class F. Special Paper. Abraham Lincoln Class B. Recitation. The Wooden Bowl Class A. Report. Woman as a Political Factor Class B Special Paper. The Negro Question Class C. Special Paper. The Tint of Green in the Star-Spangled Banner Class C. Solo and Chorus. A Thousand Tears : Pierian Choir. WOMAN AS A POLITICAL FACTOR. (Report for Class B by R. M.) "They talk about a woman’s sphere As though it had a limit; There's not a place in earth or heaven, There's not a task to mankind given, There’s not a blessing or a woe. There’s not a whisper, yes or no, . There’s not a life, or death, or birth, That has a feather's weight of worth, Without a woman in it.” That woman has no voice in our political squab* bles must not be taken as conclusive evidence 'that she exerts no influence upon the politics of our country. Hampered as she is. by social and religious prejudices and by legal discriminations, she still exerts a healthy, purifying and elevating influence. It is a difficult matter to correctly estimate the force of direct influences; therefore, any estimate placed upon woman’s indirect influence is more than liable to be far from correct. Nevertheless, we may safely say that Harriet Beecher Stowe, with her "Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was the indirect influence which made it possible for Abraham Lincoln to issue his emancipation proclamation, and that Jane Grey Swisshelm, with her ever ready and sarcastically sharpened pen, was the indirect cause of Minnesota’s high political and moral standard of to-day. But these two women aro exceptions, and their work—high above the average—is no criterion by which to judge of woman’s influence in general. I have simply men tioned these two names to illustrate and empha size the fact that woman, when she girds her armor on, and goes out to battle for what she con siders just and right, can achieve fully as much as her boasted superior—man—and the time is drawing near when she will demand and receive the right to cast her ballot and have it counted as equal to that of her lord and master. I use the word "master” because as our laws stand to-day woman is nothing more nor less than man’s legal slave. He taxes her without representation; he takes her children from her by force of law; and yet we boast of a government of the people for the people. If women are not people, what are they? They certainly are not cattle, and the politician of to-day who ignores woman as a factor in his polit ical problem makes a very grave mistake, for, already her advance guard is in sight. Those women who to-day are entering our colleges, graduating with honors and forcing their way into professional fields, represent the ability, pluck and determination of the great army of women who are to follow. It is but a step from profes sional to political fields and women meeting with success in professional fields to-day will not hesi tate to-morrow to jump the political fence, and once inside the political field there won't be found men enough in America to corral her or put her out. Then will be inaugurated such a house clean ing in our political mansion as will gladden the J. C. HENING, (Successor to Hening & Millard) DEALER IN PIE DRUGS & MEDICINES Perfumery, Toilet and Fancy Articles, Brushes, Etc. FINE CIGARS. Physicians’ Prescriptions Carefully Compounded 208 Chestnut St. Stillwater, Minn. FRED SCOTT, 223 South Main St., Stillwater, Minn., —DEALER IN— Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals ELLIOTT HOUSE, Cor. Third & Chestnut Sts., STILLWATER. .... 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ELLIOTT, Manager. heart of "Josiah Allen’s Wife,” and "Samantha” (bless her dear old soul) shall "set on the Metho dist conference,” and as presiding officer have the pleasure of calling time on some of those long, winded brethren who think "wimin too weak to set.” Minnesota won’t disgrace herself by lic encing saloons in order to raise afree-school fund; husbands and fathers of families will not be seen in the wee small hours of the morning staggering homeward under “heavy loads” of liquid trouble, or frantically endeavoring to unlock the front door with the handle of an umbrella, or going to sleep in the woodshed rather than attend the in dignation meeting which they know awaits them in the presence of their outraged wives; the saloonkeeper will immigrate because to him hell would be a paradise compared to a country where woman holds the balance of power and uses it to protect her home, her happiness and the honor of her country. There Was No Tragedy. In his excitement his voice rose, and the two men in the next room heard him say, with startling distinctness: “You’re a liar—understand? What you say is a foul, deliberate lie, and 1 tell you so to your face.” The man in the next room, with his chair against the door connecting the two rooms, got up and hastily moved away, and he and his companion waited silently for the cli max. “You’re a dishonest scoundrel! ” went oh the voice. “Your enmity is a greater honor than your friendship. Your associates show that.” "There’ll be trouble there in a minute,” said a listener. "What’s the trouble about?” "Don’t know,” replied the other. “I didn’t overhear the first of the conversation. But I’m glad to get away from that door— a bullet would come through it mighty easy.” “If a man said that to me,” continued the voice, "I’d shoot him—understand? I’d kill him, if 1 wasn’t a skulking coward! ” The two listeners held their breath until they heard the man in the next room con tinue in a lower tone: "That’s what I said to him, and —” "Ho! ” said one of the listeners. "He’s just telling what he said to some one else.” "What he says he said to some one else,” corrected the other. "I know the class.”— Chicago Tribune. A Big Saw for Work on metal Plates. Carnagie, Phipps & Co., who have the government contract for a portion of the armor plates of the new navy, are to add to the finishing plant of the armor department at their Homestead mill, near Pittsburg, a gigantic saw, weighing 110 tons, that will cut a nickel steel armor plate as an ordinary saw does a plank. The armor plates range in weight from 8 to 38 tons, and are some times 29 feet long and 20 inches thick. The saw has a blade 7K feet in diameter, geared from above and revolving horizon tally. With it an angular slab of cold nickel steel, weighing perhaps a dozen tons, is taken off like the slab of a pine log. The saw is the first of its kind used in this country and cost 535.000. —Scientific Amer ican. One Way of Settling; a Difficulty. Two prisoners, Francisco Briones Gam boa and Victor Higuera, were implicated in a murder at Guara. The Guayaquil court, being unable to fix the relative guilt of either? passed the following sentence, “They shall draw lots, and the one favored by chance shall not be executed and shall have his sentence commuted to that of im prisonment for life, which sentence he shall serve in the prison of the capital of the re public, after being present at the execution of the other murderer.” —Panama Star and Herald. City Book Store. Blank Books —AND— OFFICE SUPPLIES Of All Kinds. Fine Correspondence STATIONERY A SPECIALTY. The Largest and Best Stock of WALL PAPER In the City. All Goods at the "VEffY Lowest Prices. EL A. PHINNEY, Stillwater, Minn. 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