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E,%,rABLLSIIED'1865. NEBRYIF . US' ) A V,_JA \UAIRY 8, 1901.4_TIEAWE,$.0 P ___ I
WISE MRS. HARMSWORTH.
ENGLI811EIron WiFE 'TLL4 H1OW
TO ISE IIAPPY IN MARRIAoE.
study Your i,nsbanld'As WayP-111, Ilim
WiWen Ile Is In Need of I1elp, and Leave
Hilm Alono whoin lIa iuiness
Ambition Controls imn.
New York, December 30.-Alfred
C. Harmsworth, editor and owner of
the London Daily Mail and various
other newspapers and magazines, has
made fame and millions at the age of
35. His chief factor in gaining that
success has been his wife, whom he
married eleven years ago, when she
was a slip of a girl. She is now a
tall, typical English beauty and an ox
ponent of "how-to-be.happy-though.
"Everyone ought to marry," said
Mrs. Harmsworth today. "I don't
believe single men ever attain the
best that is in them, because their
natures are incomplete without the
softening, tempering 1nfluence Of
"In the first place," continued
Mrs. Harmswortb, "it is necessary to
know yourself. We must recognize
our short suits as well as our long
ones. Then all that remains is to
find some one who will fill up the
"That sounds simple. It is sim
ple. The trouble 'is girls 'do not
think of these things. They don't
realize the possibilities of marriage.
They don't realize how large a factor
they are to be, for good or bad, not
only in a man's home life and social
life, but in his business life, too, and
in the development of his private
character. How many girls, contem
plating marriage, sit down and weigh
the qualities of their future husband
as against their own to ascertain
whether or not it is possible for two
people, such as they are, to live to
gether perhaps fifty years wiiout
MOST GURLS DO NOT THINK.
"Half the girls don't know until
they are married whether a nian dis
likes reading or has a decided lit
erary bent; whether he prefers to
dine at night or midday; whether he's
a believer or an atheist; whether he's
horsey or a prude; whether he wants
to live in town or the country, or
'whether he detests the prattle of
children or looks forward to the joys
of parenthood. All they know is he
has or has not a great deal of
aoney, or-a title, or good social po
,sition, or a certain fascinating man
ner that leads them to believe they
are 'in love.' So they are married.
The consequence of such marriages
you see about you everywhere. They
are the majority, and they are what
convmnce the cynic, who looks to ef
fects and overlooks causes, that mar
riage is a failure.
"Of course, if a girl's tempera
ment is such that it requires money
and material things to satisfy it, then
it is well that she should marry mo
ney. For my part, I require some
thing more, and I knew 1 had found
it in the vigorous mentality, the
wholdome simplicity and the determ
ined ambition of Mr. Harmsworth.
"When we were married we began
at the beginning.. I shall always be
grateful for that. From the time I
was old enough to read or to realize
I hoped it might be my lot to be a
part of my husband's success. I be
lieve that that wish has been fulfilled.
At leaist he says so.
THEIR TASTES sIMILAR.
"In the beginning we bad not
much except hopes and ambition.
Bat they were th.. same hopes and
ambitions, and we worked toward
them together. We were happily
mated. Our tastes were similar and
we had taken the pains to discover
the aalnity in our dispositions before
"Mr. Hlarmsworth was inclined to
be moody -most men are-and I was
versatile. At times he was all busi
ness, his head and heart filled.with
schemes and projects, and- I was all
-"I listened to the schemes and
projects as they were unftolded to me;
I saw them from a woman's point of
vietv and criticised them accordingly,
whiob Mr. Harmsworth could not do,
and so it was a help. At other times
be was wearied of business. A word
of it would have irritated him. Then
I was wearied of business, too. le
wanted music-wo went to the opera
or to green fields. We drove into
the country. He longed to anglo for
trout; we followed the stream. Or
he wanted to got gut of England any
way, so we travelled a bit, with a
sure relapse of the business fever,
and home we came, and glad of it.
"Then there wore times-they
camto o all of them-when he
wanted the society. of men-just men
-and by a strange coincidence I re
alized I craved the society of girls
just girls. So we have kept the
hosts of our friends who were friends
before marriage, and so we are both
ready to aver that marriage is not a
failure, unless the carelessness of
one's choice may make it so.
"Every woman ought to figure for
herself matrimony and get married,
for if she doesn't some worthy man
may miss being great through the
want of her infloence.
HER INFLUENCE FOR CONTROL.
"Now I don't mean by that that a
man's genius is his wife. Concern
ing the vital, fundamental qualities
which make his success, he must pos
s5s them and he succeeds entirely
on his own metits. Some times a
genius lacks courage; sometimes he
lacks faith in himself; sometimues he
is so diffident that the world never
heara of him, and sometimes he is so
bold and frank he would show his
whole hand before the tine is ripe.
"While a man may posse.is all the
elements of greatness in hinself he
needs a wife, for it is in the unture
of things that nothing in itself should
be complete or perfect. A great mill
will be perfectly constructed, but it
needs the pressure of water before it
turns out .ork. An ocean liner is a
wonderful piece of construction. We
know that it is as nearly perfect as a
vessel can be, that all the parts are
tliere, accurately weighed, measured
and fitted, but it does not begin to
break records until the fuel is piled
on. And when it gets to shallow
water, when there's a rocky basin or
a harbor lined with mines, it's per
fectly helpless without the little bit
of a pilot boat that guides it safely
over rocks and tactfully avoids the
ENCOURAGEMENT HER FORTE.
"A woman may be any one of
these necessary adjuncts in a man's
life. For my own part, I have en
deavored to be an unceasing encour
agement to my husband and any sort
of a complimentary adjunct he need
ed at the time. I could never have
edlited his papers. I could not even
have written for them. I have none
of the qualifications for a genius. I
am not clever."
"WVhat about your home ?"
"It is in Surrey, one of the oldest
places in England Its gardens and
conservatories are beautiful. I am a
great gardener, and have studied
horticulture as an art."
"And housekeeping ?"
"Not as an art, but a real profes
sion. Next to the study of human
nature-a particular mtale human na
ture, I moan-housekeeping is the
best paying profession a wife can
Boaru the - l|18 Kind Youi lave Always Beu;
The practical joke is a remnant or
barbarism. iH ant.ed back to its
origin i 'is a survival of the methods
of torture in vogue with savages the
world over. The idea behind every
pratical joke is the-infliction of pain,
shame, fear or ridicule upon the vie
tim. It is niot often that t ragic of
feeLs follow a joke, repeating the
news chronicles of the daily. press,
but when one reflects tbat the real
object of every alleged 'joke" of the
practical kind is simply to inflict
physical or mental pain upon some
one it seems aseif it must be time, by
the clockt of the ages, for the pract
Lice to end -at least among civilized
and half-civilized people -Woman's
RISE %NI, F 1.1. 1OF lit, ItICycl.rC
Tho Wheel vio Linger n actor in Politic*
IFrom the Philadelphia Lodger.]
It cannot IaVO OSCtl)Od thO notiC<!
of the least observant that the bicy
clo is rapidly disappearing from the
stroot and] park drives. It was at
the zonith of its popularity about
three yoars ago, when every class or
citizen rodo the weie(l, from tho
millionaire to the street cleaner.
Th1o army of cyclors became so great
that it wielded a political powor and
dictated municipal and State legisla
tion. Laws were stretched to t heir
utmost limit in the offort io gi-o t ho
man, woman or child on the wheel
the right of way in crowded streets,
regardless of timid pedcstrians or
thoir own safety. Now a person won
ders what has become of the fresh
young girls whose forms must be do
veloped, the sturdy matrons whose
superfluous adiposo must be reduced,
the young men and maidens whose
longing for country air and scenery
enlivened the park drives and dotted
the turnpikes leading into the city,
all spinning through the streets on
their wheols from early dawn to late
That they havo gono from thi
streets there is no question. The
stamp of business is apparent on the
small minority of wheelmen now
seen on the highways. The district
messeng r, the butcher's boy, the
gas man, the woman with a bundle,
the clerk hurrying to the ollice and
the machinist to his work, these form
the great majority of those who rido
the wheel to-day; the others men
tioned are conspicuous by their ab)
"It is just because it became a
fad," said Secretary Collins, of the
Pomnsylvania League of American
Wheelmon, in reply to the Ledger
man's question.as to the cause of the
decline in bicycling. "It's rapid
rise to popularity was what brought
on its downfall. When a good
wheel cost all the way from $75 to
$150 the general public could not
afford to own one. The-introduction
of the low wheel, a dozen or more
yearn ago, and its adaptation for lady
riders added a now class of devotees
to the pleasures of bicycling. The
wealthy took it up as a now and
healthful amusement. Clubs of gen
tlemen were formed, regular meets
were held, long trips were made,
friendships were established and the
subject became one of absorbing in
tereat. The addition of the feminine
element gave a new zest to the sport
and a powerful impetus to what had
become an undoubted fad.
"The demand for bicycles ran
ahead of the supply and the mann
facture of wheels which had up to
that time been carried on in a small
way, was taken up all over ihe coun
try by every establishmen' having
machinery suited to the purp'ose.
Sewing machine - and ty pewriting
machine makers, turned out wheels
in great numbers. The prices drop
pad gradually, until every stratum
of society was able to supply itself
with what had hitherto been a luxury.
''As the 'hoi polloi' swelled the
ranks ot the wheelmen and filled the
streets the more select classes com'
menced to drop out long before the
epidemic had reached its height. As
a society fad bicycling had its day,
but the ground swell continued to
rise, ar.d probably reuached its height
b)etween three and four years ago.
The great bicycle meet in this city
in: 1897, the most successful ever
held, will never be equalled in any
city. The last national meet, at
Milwaukee, was hardly a shadow of
it. There were not as many people
there as were often seen at an ordi
nary club race meet. The faashion
for race meets has gone out. There
were not half a dozen last stimmer.
'The fashion' for bicycling was set
at Newport several years ago, when
on r,ome special occasion many of the
residents of that aristocratic rm
.mer re.<tort rode in procession. The
event marked its adoption by society
people all over the country. The
decline in the use of the wheel in
this city was noted by the park corn
mission, which keeps a record of
ovry clnas of vehicle ente.ing te
park, long befole t was inlarked b)
the public generally. The) rapid do
eline during tlho phst yeaij has bou
phonomenal. No pedestrian to-dty
sandti in four of whellmon-in fact
thoro aro not enough of thom on the
streots to call t liem to miind.
"Tho clubs, too, have disappemred.
In the hoyday of tho whoolmn there
were moro than forty prosproruw
clubs in this city; now t! ro arv
only half i doz,n 11and only three of
them i aro prosporouts. I nloticod th1e
d-line of applications for member
thir, in "!! -fb a ter tho nitioinal
me%t ii ihit i in 1897, ot tho oc
casion of the *eyeln e:<h1bil. Tb":
is thu titio whon appl'caitons wero
usually tihe greatest. Now thero are
none. Thoso who principally usv
the wheol nlow do so for motives of
economy or convonienco in business
There is, however, a pretty large
class who, like Imlyself, will still ri(i
for ploasuro and health, but there is
no likolihood of iny incroaso in thiat
class. Bicycling has found its lON I
in the uses to which it is now put."
CY .A. M!i T CO XL. X. a
Boars tho Ihe Kind You Ilain Always Bought
IlMing thWe Nm In I r i".Il y.
(J. I. Mowbray, in the World's
Work for January.)
To work a small farm to a profit
within easy reach of railrold com
munication is simply a matter of
some capital, a decided preference
for the work, averago intelligence,
persistent and patient industry and
good, health. There are thousands
of small farm within a radiis of one
hundred miles from Now York
whose owners hve abandoned other
pursuits an( taken to tillin the
land, and who could not, e induced
to - back to their former occupa
TI o farms for thn most
d ught by part pay
balance remaining on
t Li and mortgage. Twenty per
cent. of these farms have boon re
deemed in five years, and as a rule
the debt was paid by the thrift, sielf
sacrifice and co operativo determina
tion of the man and his wife. One
typical example comes to mind. It
is of a coach painter. He had worked
ten years at his trade for $12 a week,
and saved $100 a year. In the elev
enth year there was a strike of his
guild and he had to face the pros
pect of being out of work for some
time, by no choice of his own. He
went down into Jersey, bought ten
acres of land at $100 an acre, paying
$5~00 cash and giving his bond for
the remainder. With the balance he
bought a horse and cow, a second
hand wagon, and settled himself to
earn a new living. lHe and his wife,
with a five-year-old child, lived for
two years in a shanty. Bunt this man
had the tenacity of a bulldog, the
self- reliance of a drummer, and the
patience of a trained nurse. WVhen
he had been on his place eight years
I paid him a visit. His wife met me
at the depot, three miles from her
home, with a two-seated rig and a
lively team. I found the couple
living in a now cottage that had been
built by day labor and which tihe
owner had painted himself. It was
a very tasteful structure anid was al
ready prettily shaded by the trees
that ho had set out. In reply to my
queustions, he said that he calcula-ed
to make about $1,800 .a year clear.
HIe had bought the adjoining twenty
acres on easy termIs and had put
most of it into good growing shape.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
,Bears the -
"What's .t'is?" exclaimed the
Boer.general, i a tone of annoyance.
"Dear me! I wish they w.mild show
dome consideration for the fact that
we are tr.ving to conduct a war in
stead of .running a boardIing bou-e."
1HOW Till' J1UE)(4 WAS CONVINUM).
Tha t a iatma Main t Might es1y b sent to
this lintis o At4ylt,v
.Nw iork Trihine. )
NI. Lt. Chotwynd of Ph1iladolphia,
yesterday, in commonting on at recent
cas where a sano person ava released
by the courts from an asylum where
ho had been illegally confim'd, (o1
tho folloing story: "About, 21
years ago i lawyer of proinmno
got into a controversy on this very
point with an' equally well.knowi
judgo. The lawyer maintained thmt
it wis the easiest thing in the world
to get a sm; persoa encd in an
asylum. The Judge, while admit.
ting that it might b) possible, held
that tlh' diieulties would incroeaso in
proportion to the position in society
of the intended victim. 'A personl's
stan11ding ill the community preksolnts
n' obstacle, said the lawyer. , hy ,'
tirning suddenly to his companion,
'I could oven ,ot you locked up in
111 insane asylum if I wanted to.'
'Nonsense,' answered the judge, and
thon ho laughed aloud at the absurd
it.y of the idea, and the discussion
for the mloent wis dropped.
"It occurred on a railroad train
which stopped a short timo later at a
station, tho lawyer suggested to the
JIug that t hey stretch their logs on
the platform. They had not got 10
foot from tho train when the lawyer
suddenly hur;ed himself upon the
judge, and at the sameo time cried
aloud for holp. A. 1 half dozon by
standers rushed to the lawyer's aid,
and before the judge realized what
had happened lie was hold by a dozen
hands. 'All right; thank you,' said
tho lawyer to the mon who had como
to his aid. 'Tio his hands behind
his back, for ho's dangerous.' This
was too much for the judge. 'I am
Judge So. and-1So,' he began with
dignity, "and this outragd'-Juit
then lie felt, a rope on his wrist, and
his solf-possession deserted him, and
he fairly raved at the indignitie3
that wore being heaped upon him.
He resorted to language not usually
hoard from the bench or employed
by the judiciary. But the more lie
said the less effect .it seemed to have
on his captors.
"Finally he paused for breath, and
the lawyQr in a quiet voice said 'Are
you satisflied now that I was right in
the argument? 'Satisfied!' began
the Judge hysterically. But he
got no further. Yes, d-n you!' was
the manner in which lie lowered his
"A few words and judiciously dis.
tributed coins among his captors by
the lawyer released the judge and
enabled himl to get upon the train
just as the condiuctor called 'All
"In the town where they had
stopped was the State lunat ic asylum,
and thoe advenit of lunatics was a part
of the town's routino. Hence the
agility with which- the judge waIs
seized. 'But it was a pretty rough
object lesson,' he complained, whenl
lie had recovered sufficient equanim
ity to enter into c.niversation wvith
his companion. 'Perhaps, but it
provedl what I said,' was the reply,
'and who~ knows but that some (lay
it may prove of great value to you,
and enable you from that experience
to prevent or else right some great
wrong.' rThe judge made no reply,
he was lost in thought."
somse Advataeges Which A Modern Man,
Has Over Ills P'redecessor.
One hundred years ago a manlf
couldi not take a ride on a atnambiat.
Hie could not go from Washington
to Now' York in a few hours.
HIe had never heardl of a Pullman
palace car porter.
lie had never seon an eloctri.,
light or direnmod of an electric car.
He could not make a cake of ice as
big as a lump of sugar.
He could noet cool himself under
an electric fan or warm hiimself at aI
He could not send, a tolegram.
lie coulo't talk through th oe
phone, andi ha had never heard of
the hlello girl.
Hei had nover seen a shirt waist or
a rainy dav skirt
le could not rido a bicycle.
He could not call in a stoi.ograph
or and dictato a lotter.
Ie had never roceived a typo
No inattor how gravo a crime ho
!ommitted, he never could ho electro.
cuted for it.
Ito ha([ never heard of tho germ
theory or worrio(l over bacilli and
li never loolm., plumant beforo it
photographer or had his picturo
He would't have known ia Coiplex
lons from a gin Rickoy.
Ho had never hord of Neptuno
Ito couldn't mea4uro tho distance
botween tho stais.
Ito know nothinig of tl'im 1lrmical
com posit ion I ho st a,.
Ho hnd heard of oxygon, but
would not have iuderstood an allu
sion to liquid air,
Ito had never heard of the molo
cular constitution of matter, or the
conservation of nergy, and did not
know t hat he was descendd(l from it
lit could not predict a rain or an
nounco the coming of a cold wavo
or a cyclone.
Ito was aware that there wats such
a thing as electricity, Lut looked up
an it as a germ.
Ie never heard a phonograph talk
or saw a kinotoscopo turn out a prize
He never saw through a WoLster's
Unabridged Dictionary with the aid
of a Roentgen ray.
Ho had never taken a ride in an
He had never niagined such a
thing as a typesetting machino or a
Ieo had nevor used any.hing but t
Ito had never scon his wifo using
it swing machine.
He had never struck a match on
his pants or on anything else.
Hie had never hung up against a
Ho had never soon it searchlight
or drunk a cocktail.
He couldn't tako an annesthetic
aind have his log cut ofT without feel.
He know nothing of geology
because geolo'gy know nothing of
Ho had never visited a free library.
le hadgiever purchased a ton cent
magazine which would have been re
garded as a miracle of art.
He could not buy a paper- for a
nickel and learn everything t hat hap
pened( the (lay) before all over the
Hie had never seen a McCormack
reaper or a self binding harvester.
Hie hand never crossed an iron
b)ridlge or trav'eled in a public omnin
He had never sailed through the
Hie hiad never used a deadly ex.
plosive or tried smo kelesns powvder
Ini short there were several things
that he could not do) and several
things he did rnot knoi'-Momnphia
Comm rnercal - A ppeal.
Juars (ho .:': J I. I ( A lb
What is the difference between a
man looking upstairs arid .oe going
upstairs?-Ono staires up steps and
the other stops upstairs.
-What is the longest word in the
Eunglish languaige ?--Smiles, be
cause there is a mile betwooai the
first and( last letter,
WVhat is the quest ion of thne ago?
How old arc you?
Whpt has a cat that no other ani
mal has ?-Kittons.
. W bhy are blushes like little girls?
Be'cause they become wv .mon.
Vi by is a room full of marrrio.l folks
like an empty one?--Bocause there's
not a single person in it.
Why should a quill pen never be
used for inditing secretsf--Because
it is apt to split.
THE NEW CENTURY,
T11F. DEA11 OF 'I lElF OLD AND JEW.
Theo 1v,nt I'roi,prly celebIrateel--Mr. Mark
hil Re'itim ia li-m A lipropriate to
th lirgitng ,f the Century.
Now York, Jan. 2.---A dinner waH
givon Monday night. at Arlington
lbill, under tho anuspicos of tho work
inginon of Now York, and was ealled
"Laber's G1rooting to the Twentieth
Century." It was projecte( by the
couinitteo of one hundrvd which was
organize(d to call ia convention on
January 1 I next, in Cooper Union, to
osttblish in Now York city a federa
tion or council of delegates from
labor an( reform iocieties which
sliall denand that legislations frame
the w.' of the people on matters of
the toniinent, houso problem, sweat
shop sytiteim, etc. The following
namies of speakers and tou-ts were at
each place. Ernest 11. Crosby, toast
master. "The Triumph of Labor,"
John S 'uton; "'ho Now Fedora.
tionl," A. J. Boulton; "Industrial
Peaco," Bishop Potter; "The Hours
of Lahor," Georgo E. McNeill; The
Hight to Live," Itenry George, Jr.;
"Tie Ideal of Citizofnship," R. Ful
ton Cutting; "LAgislation," John
Ford; "Tho 'ooplo's Unity," Jos.
Burondoss; "The City of Now York,"
Bird S. Coler; "Labor's Need," Mich.
al A. Fitzgerald: "A. Century
Poom," by Edward Markha mii.
Following is tile poem:
"We stand here at the cnd of mighty
And a great wyouder ruishes on the
While cities rose and blossomed Into
while ohadowy lines of Kings were
blown to air
W hat wits the purpose brooding on the
Trhroigih the largc lcisuro of the centti
And what the end-failure or victory?
"'Lo, man hats laid his Eceptre on the
A nd sent his spell ipon the continents,
The heavens confess their secrets,
A nd the btOlleS
Silent its God, publish their mystery,
Man calls the lightnings from their se
T'o crumple up the spaces of the world,
A nd snatch the j wels from the flying
Tphio wild white simolutig horses of the
Are startled by his thunders. The
Crowd round to be the htckeys of the
"'ills hand has torn the veil of te
The law that was matde before the
Tha~it far first whispler onl tihe ancient
The law that swinags A returus on the
And hurls tile.sotul of manif upan th:e
"'lt, what, avail, () builders of the
Unleoss ye build it safety for' the soul?
Man has put harness oni [Leylathani
A nd hooks in his incorrigible jaws;
And yet thle perils of the street remair,
Out, of tile whliriwind of the~ cities rise
Lean Hlunger sad Wormn of Misery,
l'he heart.'s break and the cry of mortal
"[lhlt hark, the bugics blowing on the
And hark, a murmur as of many feet1
i he cry of captains, the divine alarm
Look! the last son on Time comes hur
T'he strong young Ti'tan of Democracy
With swInging step 1h0 takes t,he open
ini love with tihe winds that beat his
Baring his sunburnt stren)gth to all the
HIe casts Ilis eyes arondihjva
glance; o dwthjva
siearchles t,le tracks of old tradition;
With rebel heart the books of pedigree;
ieers inIto the face of Privilege and
why aro you halting in the pathl of
is it youir shoulder bears the human
i)o 3ou draw down the rains of the
And keel) the green things growing?
'Back to Hell.'
"We know at last the future is secure;
(God is descendinig from Eternity,
And all 'hings, good and evil, build the
YeP, down in the thick of things, the
men of greed
Are thumping the inlhotpltable clay,
Bly wondlrousl tolls the mn without the
G, d onward by a something unaware,
Are I tying the foundations of the
The Kingdom of fraternity foetold"