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DAILY EAST OREGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBFJl 31, 108.
EIGHT PAGES. BLANCHE BATES TELLS II 61$ OF EAST COME WEST FOR HUSBANDS That vigorous, splendid typo of eastern womanhood which one ad mires nt a Harvard-Yale football match. Is now choosing its mates, ac cording to Miss Blanche Hates, among the stalwart, vital men reared in the great spaces of the west and middle vest. Instead of among the manikins Into whom the youths of the effete section are declared to have degen erated. " The genuine American man," says Mis Pates, herself a "Girl of the Golden West," "does not come from the thronging, overstrained civilization of the east. The real New Torker, as he is fond of calling himself, is fast running to seed. "Look at the young men of New York. What are they? Weaklings They waste their days and squander their nights. See them walking down the street bloodless, anaemic, list less creatures. "And now look at the young wom en of New York bright, healthy, fearless. What a contrast! The New York young woman Is stronger phys ically than the New York young man. Would you trust your sister to one of the decadents whom you see every where there? 'The man who really does things. most laborious reading Is the "sport" section of the dally papers. In which the prowess of "Mike" Donlln and "Christy" Mathewson Is chronicled in slang. Mentally barren, physically de-energized, the New Yorker Is no match for the vigorous, ambitious' maiden who is his logical wife. Westerners Carve Own Fortune. On the contrary, the young man of (he west Is carving his own fortune with his athletic hands, for his fore fathers have not saved him the trou ble and the Inestimable benefit of earning his living. In the turmoil of business, In the dangers and labors of settling unpeopled lands, In the founding of new states, he Is harden ing the sinews of his mind and will and body Into the masterful creature of energy and resolution upon whom every woman, however emancipated, will confess to herself she yearns to bestow her love. Idleness docs not drive the average westerner into debilitating dlsslpa tlons, because he Is too busy and too earnest. Perhaps he reaJs little more from books than does his languishing brother in the east, but he has read deeply In the lore of nature, human and physical. He Is not crowded into breathless who creates something, Is the one who lives In the broad territories of the we.t. He breathes fresh air, he Is alive, he is primitive In his strength and his use of it. He makes the most Of his opportunities, while the New Yorker stands around whining that he never had a chance. "But the westerner finds plenty of Chances in New York. Do you ever hear of a born and bred. New Yorker who by his own efforts wins success In the metropolis? Praises for Men of West. "Eastern young women who wish to be happy are choosing their hus bands not among the spindlings of their own section, but among the men whose vigor and courage charms them the valiant, hardy manhood sprung from the bold pioneers who a few generations ago conquered the empire of the west. The disparity complained of by Miss Fates between the masculine stamina of the east and the west has long been a popular belief, reflected in numerous novels and dramas, and confirmed by the success which westerners have achieved in New York. Weak, worthless Larry Pole, in Robert Herrlck"s "Together," laments that American women know they are strong and that they need to be "tamed." Recent American literature abounds in situations In which young women of the east, dissatisfied with the mates allotted to them by geog raphy, find the tender strength for which they yearn in the rough but passionate love of the builders of the west. Perhaps the best-known story tnus motived is Owen Winter's "The Virginian." An example of the opposite case was seen in "The Lion and the Mouse" In which Shirley Rossmore, a most capable and resolute young woman, outdoes Ida Tarbell as a disturber of the peace which multi-millionaires go to church for, while her amiable, In dolent young lover, a scion of eastern wealth, loafs around until she and father settle his fate between them. Miss Bate Example. Miss Bates herself, starring this season In "The Fighting Hope," of fers still another example of eastern womanhood superior to eastern manhood. As Anna Granger, she turns lady sleuth to obtain evidence of h.-r unworthy husband"s Innocence, and becoming a stenographer In the employment of a bank president, hits only the high places on the typewriter and spends most of her time delving among the president's archives for the proof with which to free the mis erable Mr. Granger. What are the natural causes which I have sunk eastern men Into feebi" du.lfs who part their hair and their names In the middle? There are two explanations, widely apart, but pro ducing the rami' results. ifie avrng young New Yorker of wealth either io'-s not work," says Miss Rates, nr only pretends to. He becomes ;,n ,er an. a sluggard. The manly impulses of labor and conflict have been extinguish, In him by prosperity. Dis-ipatlon. drink, and the fashion p:at-s are his highest excitements. He ,joes not cultivate his mind, be cause learning Is not the vogue among American young men. Clothes and automobils are his noblest ambitions. Mleness and luxury ruin whatever physical attractions he ever possessed So he prows "stale, fiat and unprofi table to the keen young woman of nls class. .Now York f;lils Xt f r.-l, suarine to my, the causes which have wrought his downfal have not afferte, his sisters. Wealth has brought thern an op ponumiy ror mental culture, which has been avidly seized. The new freedom permitted woman In Ameri ca nas stimulated her to develop her every faculty to the fullest, and th FerislM.. fad of physical exercise has made her "a thing of beauty and a Joy forever." The average young New Yorker who is not wealthy Is condemned from liis youth to enervating tolls, which ,io not raise the mind and which weaken the body. At the same time, his nerves are Injuriously over etralned by tho thronging hurry of Ills life, and the one male ambition of the metropolis, lust for wealth, grows a mad p.LssIon which con sumes him. His relaxations are the violent ones which tense nerves crave drink, late hours, the company of others as neurotic as himself. Neither Is this class of young men given to the culture of the mind. Its I I PWY CONTEST i Maklmi a Grmb Hit tenements, and does not starve him self by bolting his food with 1he de lirious haste which makes the eastern restaurant a spectacle of disgust. He is not taught to mistake aimless hurry for energy, but works, aa strong men do, calmly and purposefully, making every moment count. He is too near the heart of genuine democracy to be come a slave of fashion plates, and feels for "society" a good-natured dis dain. "The typical New Yorker!" ex claims Miss Bates, "where is his and he lives at the tate of a dollar a j day more tlian he earns. It doesn't I seem much at the moment, but It counts up in a week and a year. Then he finds himself deeply In debt, and has a terrible struggle to keep his i head above water. Tlie Is n Gamble" His whole life Is artificial, and based on false standards. With him life Is a gamble." When asked about Its business men the boa.t of New York, by whom it Is willing to stand or fall, the actress declared that such men In the metrop olis are puppets, made to dance by the great capitalists, and tossed ruth lessly Into a closet when their useful ness ends. The business man Is all right," says Miss Bates. "If he happens to ctme from Pittsburg, and the profes sional man also, If he is a lawyer from Beaver Falls. But the so-called business men who go into Wall street are merely pawns moved about at will by the men higher up. They call themselves Wall street business men or brokers, but what Is their business? They take hold of a string, and, If It burns them, drop It; If It doesn't burn them they hold on. Wall Stm-t Demoralizing. That Is their 'business,' but it is managed by the men who "hold tha other end of the string, and do just what they please with It. "Wall street is the business . you hear most about in New York. And it is an extremely risky and demoral izing business. Vp you go and down you come, and it usually falls to a woman to pick up the pieces. "Where do the writers on the New York papers come from? From the west. Where do the actors come fiom? The same place. The suc cessful men in New York were born in the west, and they are the kind of men women want for husbands." Declaring that marriages between New Yorkers are mostly unhappy, Miss Bates spoke from the experience of some of her friends: 'In the past year," she said, "six young women of my acquaintance have married young New Yorkers, and today four of them are back In their homes. Doesn't that speak for Itself? These young women are of the honest middle class, not of so ciety or of the stage. It Is only fair to presume that marriage has been a failure with four of them through n fault of their own." The very freedom which the mod ern girl is permitted in the east re dounds to her advantage, In the opln ion of the actress, as surely as it con tributes to the demoralization of he brothers. J ne .ew l ork girl has many privileges,' says she, "and on the whole they're, good for her. You see a girl of 16 free to go to the mat! nees. But she has learned to take care of herself, and when she Is mar lied will probably know how to take care of her husband. She may be the stronger of the two, she Is sure to be If she marries the weakling." 2 Contestants Entering, Enthusiasm Growing, Votes Accumilating, Becoming More Popular, Each and Every Day. Every City Boy or Town Buy or Girl Girl and Every Out of Has an Equal Chance. Two rtits Givea Away. the the Out of Town Winner in This One to Go to and One to Out of Town and City Do Not Compete With Winner City. Contestants Each Other. If you wish to be a Contestant call at this office and enter your name. It costs you nothing. If you don't care to run yourself, then get in and help your friend who is running. These Two Outfits to be Given Free as Christinas Presents to the Two Winners. For further particulars, call upon or write the Man," East Oregonian office. "Pony A Healthy Family. "Our whole family has enjoyed good health since we began using Dr. King's :sew Life Pills, three years ago," says L. A. Bartlet of Rural Route 1, Guilford, Maine. They cleanse and tone the system In a gen tle way that does you good. 25c at Tallman & Co.'s and Pendleton Drug Co.'s drugstores. For Sale. me c. E. Fell residence, corner Rush and Washington streets. A modern cottage and a good bargain. Apply at the premises or to O. D. Fell. Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup drives the cold out of the system through Its laxative principle by as suring a free and gentle action of the bowels. Sold bv Tallman & Co. Read the East Oregonian. 1.41 Gramlo Mill I turns. The Mt. Glen sawmill burned Sun day morning about 5 o'clock with a loss of about $2000, no Insurance, says the La Grande Star. In addition to the mill the black smith shop, lumber platform and tracks and 15 or 20 cords of wood burned. But little lumber was lost, as the demand has been brisk and the cut has been sold down close. The origin of the fire is not known, but It W supposed that sparks set fire to sawuusc wnicn smoldered till near morning. There have been several fires at the mill the past summer and It has required careful watching. The mill was owned by a local com pany composed of John Wood, presi dent; E. L. Whiting, E. D. Whiting, A. L. Walte and John Abbott. The company expects to put In a new mill, but plans are not yet agreed on. The old mill was about a 20 000 cut mill, but had averaged 18,- 000 feet for the season. THE CURE FOR SCROFULA Swollen glands about the neck, weak eyes. pale, waxv comnlexlnn running sores and ulcers, skin diseases, and general poor health, are the usual ways in which Scrofula is manifested. The disease being deeply intrenched in the blood often attacks the bones, resulting in Whit Kuwiiitio- or hip disease, and the scrofulous and tubercular matter so thoroughly destroys the healthful properties of the blood that Scrofula sometimes terminates in consumption, an incurable diseasg. The entire circulation being contaminated, the only way to cure the trouble is tn thnmno-M, nnrlf,, tV, V.1 1 it.- ... . ... " J I"""; "ivw nu icaiuic me circulation to a sironir. lien ttiv at-itn S. S. S. is the very best treatment for Scrofula ; it renovates the entire blood supply and drives out the scrofulous and tubercular deposits. S. S. S. is the greatest of all blood purifiers, and it not onlv trots nVlit rWn it..' very bottom of the trouble and removes the cause, but it si.r.nli. a ft, diseased blood with the healthful nronerties it is in need i,t builds up weak, frail, scrofulous persons and makes thciu strong and healthy. S. S. S. is a gentle, safe, vegetable preparation and is suited for persons of any age. Book on the blood containing information about Scrofula and auy medical advice free. TJTR swhtt zvvrimn m rr w . October is the Finish of the westbound COLONIST FARES They apply from all points in Eastern and Southeastern states. Have you informed interested friends in the East? UNION DEPOT SERVICE. THROUGH TRAINS via Amount of fare can be deposited with any agent of the NORTHERN PACIFIC. RAILWAY and ticket deliveries will be arranged at any point desired Call on or write to W. ADAMS, AGENT, PENDLETON, OREGON A. D. CHARLTON, A. G. P. A, PortIand,Or.