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THE COMING WOMAN. (Report for Class E by .1. B. T.) We have all felt the purifying and corrective influences that follow us through life as a result of a mother’s love and early lessors learned at her side. Who can look back to childhood’s days and think of that mother who always carried a pardon ready for each new offense, and was al ways ready to take our burdens on her already too heavily laden shoulders, without wishing he was a better man? Is not the wish sometimes father to the deed? Let us hope so. Mothers’ pervading influences have surrounded home with a sanctity that acts as a restraining power throughout our lives. At life’s sunset, many can say that they have been a little better "for moth er's sake,” Home and mother are bound togeth er by the strongest ties of humanity and are synonymous in their influences; constituting a factor whose power and aid to society can hard ly be estimated. Can we afford to separate them, or consent without a murmur to the change with which we are confronted, that of home without a mother? For sometime past this opinion has been growing in my mind, and late events tend to strengthen it. The Women’s Congress lately held at the World’s Fair, develope the fact that women are constantly meditating a sweeping change, a sort of domestic revolution. She threathens, in the near future, to desert the nursery, the parlor and the kitchen and to be found hereafter, side by side, with the opposite sex in all industrial persuits compatible with her sex. Can you conceive how far-reaching and fatal this, on the home circle and on the child that must perforce be assigned to the tender mercies of servants? Will a brief interview, morning and evening, with a mother whose mind is occupied with public affairs, suffice to mold the child’s character so that it may be come a noble man or woman aud a benefit to so ciety? Will not the indifferent and oftimes per nicious influence of servants be fatal to its moral development? What then, of the husband and and father; who now looks forward with pleasant anticipation to the close of the day when he may hang up business cares with his top coat and en ter the house where all breathes of home and mother? Senora Eva Lauel, a brilliant Spanish authoress and satirist, expresses herself on this subject as follows: “ I most earnestly believe in equal rights and the fellowship of men and women, and I have used voice and pen to advocate the cause; buf, if I could speak your language, I would stand be fore this congress, this federation of nations and plead for some rights for men. The women seem to have them all! It is true the divine definition was not Man, master -Woman, slave; but neither were the terms transposed. You seem to have no home life in America. I have been in many beautiful, stately houses; but I have not heard in them the patter of little feet, or the sound of childrens’ voices. The wives are too busy with affairs of state, for the cares of motherhood. The husbands are at their places of business, but the wives arte also occupied with business and homes are left to the care of servants.” Another writer of some note says: “Thecom ing woman will not be a motherly or home wom an. neither will she be a marrying woman. She will be a business woman; self-dependent and will live in apartment houses erected by or for her. She will engage in many lines of business now almost exclusively conducted by men.” A slight ray of hope gleams from those lines, grant ing his theory to be correct. Perhaps there won’t be any little boys and girls to grow up in the midst of a famine of home comforts and mothers’ care. In conclusion let me call your attention to that ideal mother, the Empress of Germany. Among other things we are told that she spends six hours daily with her children. She would have to cut that down about five hours and forty minutes to get into the procession with the com ing woman. The number of state convicts in a million in the whole United States is 722. Minnesota has less than one half this number—332. Only six states have a better record—Maine, New Hamp shire, Vermont, Wisconsin, lowa and South Dakota. New York has 1,365, California, 2,698 and Kansas 643. In the number of prisoners in county jails the average for the United States is 312 in a million, while Minnesota has only 160, and only the states of Ver mont. Maryland. Ohio and North Da kota have a better record. Montana has 1,460 and California 565. —Mankato Review. Nothing would succeed like success if people could only stand prosperity Puck. 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