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The Home,
Woman’s Department.
As a fond mother, when the day is o’er,
Leads by the hand her child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the
Still gazing at them through the open
Not wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which, though more splendid, may not
please him more—
So Nature deals with us and takes away
Our playthings, one by one, and by
the hand
Leads us to rest so gently that we go
Scarce knowing if we wished to go or
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the Unknown transcends the
what we know. ■ •
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
WointMi land KconomicM.
A study of the economic relation be
tween men and women as a factor in
social evolution.
The purpose of this book, as set forth
by the author, Charlotte Perkins Stet
son, is, in part, “to reach in especial the
thinking women of today, and urge
upon them 'a new sense,' not only of
their social responsibilities as indiv
uals, but of their measureless racial im
portance as makers of men.”
* i
“Women and Economies” is a protest
and a prophecy, a book of great origin
ality of thought. It traces the origin of
tendencies and the causes of existing
conditions with a master hand. It is
honest, and it is as broad and deep as it
is honest. Every student should read
it. 358 pages. Small, Maynard & Co.,
Boston. Price $1.50.
When You Weep—and Why
Tears are the common legacy of every
human being, and if you should be ask
ed whence they come and where they
go, you would probably display a sur
prising amount of ignorance about a
very simple subject. A writer in The
Evening Telegram enlightens its read
ers as follows:
Our eyes are always wet with tears,
not only when we weep, but always.
Our eyeballs are subjected to a con
stant flow of the lachrymal fluid even
when we are asleep, and were the
stream to cease only for an hour, mis
erable indeed would be the lot of the
human creature.
At the outer corner of every eye is
what is called the lachrymal gland,
which nestles under the overhanging
bone of the forehead. This organ se
cretes the fluid which flows over the
eyeball to the inner corner, and there it
disappears through a little orfiee,
whence it is in turn conducted to the
nostril. That is why you require so
many extra handkerchiefs when you
have a cold.
Now comes the question, how do the
tears find their way to the nose? Ex
amine your eye in the mirror and you
will find a small elevation upon the
editorial comment
“The Pioneer Limited”
“Nothing richer has ever been pro
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■S/. Paul Pioneer Press.
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“Prominent and discriminating people
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comfort wrought by modern car build
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“The Pioneer Limited stands today
perfect in construction, gorgeous in finish
and the acme of luxury and comfort. ”
• —Minneapolis Journal.
“The closest inspection bewilders and
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icence and beauty of it all is simply tre
mendous. — Minneapolis Times.
The Pioneer Limited leaves Minne
apolis at 7:30 and St. Paul at 8:10 every
evening in the year for Milwaukee and
Chicago, via Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway. (No extra charge on
this train.)
For tickets, berths or information, ap
ply to any ticket agent, or address,
- Ass’t Gen’l Pass. Agt.,
St. Paul, Minn.
lower eyelid, near the nose. Place your
finger upon the lower eyelid just below
this small elevation, so as to turn it
outward. There you will see a small
hole, like a pin prick, and there you
have found the little passage that con
ducts the tears into the nostril.
This little orfice, for various causes,
frequently becomes obstructed, in
which case you are bound to weep in
cessantly until relief is afforded you
by the removal of the obstacle.
The overflow of tears which follows
some great grief is created by the
lachrymal gland under pressure of men
tal emotion.
Why are tears salt? Literally, our
tears are distilled from the very springs
of our inmost vitality, for they are sep
arated by marvelous machinery and
chemistry from the arterial blood fresh
ly circulated from the heart; and as this
contains about six or seven parts in
1,000 of saline constituents, so tears
contain one-third per cent of chloride
of sodium, besides a very small propor
tion of other salts, 98 percent being
water. The office - of this alkaline fluid
is to clear, clean -and moisten the cor
nea, which, having no blood vessels,
would, of course, wither and dry up
without moisture, and we should be
come blind.
Se»er Hail Served It Before.
• Sometimes a man would willingly be
obliging—if he only knew how. Thus
the Chicago Chronicle relates the ex
perience of “a short little woman and
her tall husband,” who svent to a down
town restaurant for dinner.
“Will you have oysters?" asked the
man, glancing over the bill of fare.
“Yes,” said the short little woman,
as she tried in vain to touch her toes
to the floor. “And, John, I Want a has
John nodded, and as he handed his
order to the waiter he said, “Yes, and
bring a hassock for the lady."
“One hassock?" asked the waiter,
with what John thought more than or
dinary interest, as he nodded in the
affirmative. Still the waiter did not go,
but brushed the table-cloth with a
towel and rearranged the articles on it
several times, while his face got very
Then he came around to John’s side,
and speaking sotto voce, said: “Say,
mister, I haven’t been here long, and
I’m not on to all these things. Will
the lady have the hassock boiled or
Tlie Etiquette of Hoimekeepin^,
For those women whose household
establishment includes a waitress, it is
necessary that they should see that
her dress is correct, according to the
present style, which is almost universal
in well-appointed homes.
This consists of a black dress, made
with plain skirt, and either blouse or
t<ght fitted waist. A long, white apron,
with bib and shoulder strap, a white
collar, a white cap, and low, black
shoes that are noiseless.
There is a nurse’s shoe much liked
for a waitress’ use, made with elastic
sides and very light, pliable sole. With
other shoes the sole has a covering of
rubber or felt. Whatever is used must
be noiseless.
Black duck is the best material for
the dress, as it launders well. The
aprons are made simple or elaborate
with embroidery, as preferred, only the
same style in shape is used, whatever
the decoration may be.
It is customary for a mistress to pro
vide the caps, and many provide the
aprons worn in the afternoon as well*
the maid leaving them all freshly laun
dered when she leaves her place.
Do not err in the position of the
knives, forks, spoons and glasses set at
each place, for the rule that applies to
this is universal, and any deviation is a
breach of etiquette in the table service.
Forks and spoons are always placed
at the left of the cover with the bowls
up; knives at the right, with the blades
in; glasses at the right of the plate, the
water glass to just touch the point of
the knife.
The polished table, without table
cloth, iS preferred for these meals. Place
a doily under each plate, atid an asbes
tos mat under each doily, if hot dishes
are to be served, in order to protect the
wu.i; uurn me nea.i o i me
The shaker salts are no longer used
at table whyi guests are present. In
their place an individual salt cellar is
placed at the top of each plate, with a
small silver or china spoon beside it.
Serve soups with croutons, bread
sticks, crackers or bread fingers.
Serve fish with olives, cucumbers or
other relish. Potato is the only vege
table served with fish.
Serve meat or poultry with the regu
lar sauce or jelly or two vegetables.
Serve salad with crackers and cheese
or with tiny rolls.
Serve ice cream, sherbet or jelly
with cake.
Serve after dinner coffee alone.
Serve salted almonds, peanuts, or
olives at any time between courses,
when desirable, and before the dessert
Serve confectionery after the dessert
course, or with it if preferred.
Serve fruit after dessert, always ac
companied with an individual finger
There is an etiquette in the manner,
of eating soup, which cultivated people
observe. The point of the spoon is
never placed between the lips, the soup
being taken from the side, and tha
spoon placed In the plate to take the
soup from instead of towards one.
There is a new soup spoon on the
market, a round spoon, not unlike a
miniature ladle.
Women Wlio Do Not Wlnli to Vote.
One of the stock objections offered by
the opponents of woman suffrage is that
women do not want the ballot, that
they are contented in their present con
dition and that they are already over
burdened with care and should not have
this extra responsibility thrust upon
Il is true that a great many women
say that they do not wish to vote, that
they have expressed the same senti
ment in regard to every step in the pro
gress of women, but as soon as the
change is made they are the first to
avail themselves of its privileges.
When a merchant in a town in Maine
first employed a woman in his store the
men boycotted the store and the women
upheld the men. When an effort was
made to have women study medicine
and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell dared to
do so, not only did the pien, say, very
severe things about her, but even the
women refused to speak tocher, When
the effort was begun to' secure equal
property rights for women, many wom
en said with contempt, “Do you suppose
I would give myself where I could not
give my property?”
Likewise, objections were made by
both men and women when the first at
tempt was made for higher education
for women. No longer than 38 years
ago when Vassar college was founded,
it was the object of general jibes and
Mrs. Lucinda H. Stone, of Kalamazoo,
Mich., who, with her husband, was
chiefly instrumental in opening Michi
gan university to women, went abroad
about that time, in charge of a travel
ing party of young women going to
visit the holy land. Among their fel
low passengers were a band of ladies
going out as foreign missionaries. Vas
sar was the topic of conversation, and
public opinion was strongly unfavor
able to it. Mrs. Stone tells how the
leader of the missionary party, a wom
an of intelligence and cultivation, voic
ed the general feeling when she said:
“The mere fact of its being called a
‘college for women’ is enough to con
demn it. We may be sure that no re
fined Christian mother will ever send
her daughter to Vassal- college.”
In the Eastern cities where the wom
en are shut up in harems and are not
permitted to appear on the street un
veiled, women themselves uphold these
restrictions. The Chinese lady is just
as proud of her small feet as an Ameri
can anti-suffragist of her political dis
No great reform has ever been asked
for by the masses; the few more pro
gressive ones have seen the need an 3
obtained the change, then the people
have grown to the improved condition.
In the old days of anti-slavery, op
ponents jeered abolitionists and said:
“Why make all this noise about eman
cipation? the slaves are contented and
happy.” When asked if they wished
to be free, many said: “No, we are well
fed, clotned and sheltered and all our
wants are supplied.”
But is there anyone who would not
claim that these steps in the progress
of the race have not been beneficial to
humanity? And yet the masses of
those concerned in these reforms said
they did not want them, before they
were established facts.
Practical experience has already
shown this bugbear about women’s not
wishing to vote to be an illusion like
all the rest. In the four states where
women have full suffrage they vote in
even a greater proportion than the men
do, and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Harper,
treasurer of Colorado State Federation
of Women’s clubs, who opposed the
granting of suffrage to women in 1893,
now says she doubts if any woman who
had lived where she could vote would
be content to live in a state where she
was denied the right.
It is the same old story; every step
In the progress of women, from learn
ing to read and write to casting a bal
lot, has been fought against by this
same caviling skepticism.
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I'm Goin’ Bark to Gran'pa'a,
I’m goin’ back down to gran’pa’s.
1 won’t come back no more
To hear remarks about my feet
A-muddyin’ up the floor.
There’s too much said about clothes,
The scowling’s never done —
I’m goin’ back dow’n to gran’pa's,
Where a boy kin hev some fun.
I dug up half his garden
A-gittin’ worms for bait;
He said he used to like it
When I laid abed so late;
He said that pie was good for boys,
An’ candy made ’em grow.
Ef I can’t go to gran’pa’s,
I’ll turn pirate ’fust you know.
He let me take his shotgun,
An’ loaded it fer me.
The cats they hid out in the barn
The hens flew up a tree;
I had a* circus in the yard
With twenty other boys—•
I'm goin’ back.,down to gran’pa’s,
Where they aipt afraid of noise.
He didn’t make me comb my hair
But once or twice a week;
He wasn’t watchin’ out fer words
I didn’t orter speak;
He told me stories ’bout the war
An’ Injuns shot out West.
Oh, I’m goin’ down to gran’pa’s,
Fer he knows wat boys like best.
He even run a race with me,
But had to stop and cough,
He rode my bicycle an’ laughed
Bec’us he tumbled off;
He knew the early apple trees
Around within a mile,
Oh, gran’pa was a dandy
An’ was “in it” all the while.
I bet you gran’pa’s lonesome,
I don’t care what you say;
I seen him kinder cryin’
When you took me away.
When you talk to me of heaven,
Where all the good roiks go.
I guess I’ll go to gran’pa’s
An' we’ll have a good time, I know
Gray Coni nml Blue Eyes.
“Jack Frost helped me out, I knew he
Said a squirrel with coat of gray;
“He has opened the burrs, the little
nuts' furs,
In a most astonishing way.”
And while he talked a wonderful breeze
Scattered nuts on every side;
And he said: “Very soon, perhaps by
My winter’s store I can safely hide.”
He worked away, this little Gray Coat/
As happy as happy could be,
Till he hid for his store a quart or more
In a hole at the foot of a tree.
He had covered them up with leaves of
When some children, out nutting, too,
Came bounding along, with shout and
Swinging thoir baskets bright and
And one little Blue Eyes found the
Little Gray Coat had stored away,
“And she took them all, the large and
the small,”
I think I hear somebody say.
Ah! no; she didn’t, she left them
For my little Blue Eyes was good.
Now, which do you say, out nutting
that day,
Was the happiest one in the wood?
—M. Winchester Adams.
Newark, N. J.
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