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I Women's Antagonism
To the Suffrage c Zy Mr. Humphrey Ward. eafe 9 H W 1 . U By Ji. P- Anderson. His name la OunMlnn. Hes mln. I don't know lust how old. "Come h.re. sir. Give your pwl on, yea, hi does what he Is told. FTEIt sixty years' anltatlon-ror the nioyement ' Bnera,j j , . i no iKPAtlnv held n New YOfK m Aar.ieu in Aim nun. .. - ... j,i.,r the ..July. lMS-the woman-suffie demand, which during the I BMrniHl tlilr.1 of the nineteenth century was active tbrougn- out the States and succeeded in forcing a on""wn" H" amendment in favor of the women's vote in lour 01 .u sparsely peopled States of the West, is now In process or J defeat and extlnctlon-and that not at the bauds of the . i .... . .. . n,nnwn i hnniKP VPR. mt n, uui iue annus ui ...- . ft Since 1S96. indeed. In five States the suffrage constitutional amendment, have been defeated at the. polls, and in 1&U3 the Legislatures States rejected woman-suffrage hills of one type or another, fechool gurae has been secured for women in twenty-five States, but the s rlkltig ln'c that the suffrage agitation and the "unwise pressure brought to Dear v ' Islatures and public officials" bave hindered the natural Iff e".0' ",.ut in thlB field of work so well suited to them. In two b t"-J'Xea and Ohio the abolition of the school suffrage has actua ly been School-suffrage votes have been defeated in five States in the last three y . and a bill "requiring that at least one-third of the members of boards or cation appointed by mayors should be women was defeated ,n tW " b8 1899." This melancholy result from an English point of vie . mainly due to the general disapproval and opposition which the woman Bl trage movement has excited; so that we have even the at the present moment there Is no woman upon either the New rn u Boston Hoard of Education. The movement has not only fal ea. " checked the legitimate development of women's Influence lu the spuere which most truly belong to them. .me of By quiet, resolute and slowly stretifi.henlng opposition the omen 01 America, then, have d( leafed the woman suffrage movement. The same re sult has now to be achieved In England, and can be achieved If only the women of this country will rouse themselves to the danger before us.-wa don Times. Go West, Young Man 3 .. ..i...e is. iinMnn "How caa a young man without money obtain a college education In Jhe West?" he voiced the Inquiry of hundreds of young men who aim to meet the requirements of the age for trained minds The colleges, particularly of the West, hre answering the question to the satlsfactien of scores of their graduates every year. They are inviting others to "come and see And the young men and women, on the upward climb to success, whose struggles are maae eneiei which these institutions of learning have offered, are loud In their praises or their Alma Mater. ! . .,- The two qualities which the West demands of its young men and women are perseverance and capacity for work. The colleges of the West are no exception. If "Ambitious" is seeking a' royal road to learning, let him spare himself the trouble of crossing the Jersey meadows. If he has pluck and genuine desire to get his B. A., let him ave money enough to pay his fare to some college town of the Middle West the test Is a matter of time. One, of the smaller colleges should be chosen. Their instruction is ei cellent, their courses are varied and complete, and the opportunities for per sonal acquaintance with the instructors are advantageous both Intellectually and sociullv. Their endowment funds enable them to reduce the cost or tuition to a minimum, and many have a special fund from which they loan to needv students, without interest, such amounts as may in the Judgment of the Faculty be deserved by applicants. Board may bo had at about $2.50 a week and an excellent room at 75 cents more. Boarding clubs are estab lished by the men to reduce the cost of living. The writer lived in such a club for a year at a weekly expense of not more than fl-SO. Tie Western measure of a man is based upon what he is, not what he has. The cad or dude has no place among the undergraduates of the West he comes East New York Times. The Proper Treatment Wives v the Reo. J. L. Scudder, First Congressional Church, Jersey City. Down, down, I sayl Why don't you mind?" - i , he reajiy has to Win And Jump about a little, leat he too brimful of fun. Well. no. You nn't exactly say he's any special kind. ' When 1 cams home from school one day he followed ciuie behind. I'm not to speak to stronger dngei but though ,we couldn't play. That Utile beaat would wait hla tall it I Jut looked hla wayl ' We tried ttlem at the etable, first-V- i. they didn't need him. there; . An4 "tllleri couldn't keep Him, 1 I- lor he "gave her such a stare. And even Mother thought perhaps he'd butter run away; ' But when he luw how thin he was of courae hoi had to stay. Bo then we fed him thoroughly i and made him very cluan, I And let hlnv llo beilde the door ' 1 outalde the door, 1 mean. GUARDIAN. i . And Bluer called' him "W.nderei" the afternoon he r?m,r.' Mian" t'niil we thought that Ouarca waa a politer name. And now when p;pH come to tea are tcrambllng at their itei. And Slater tmys. '1 hnP'&e d06, , ,e not dinturh tig. ou t. They always pnt Mm with tne lit leuit, Ihey often ao. Of couree he's not .-Prr"X.B' ' ' ' ' ' ' like Slsler'e Killl r I- "fI ,oueh1, , ,1 Hke Uie..eolor of Mm. thougn,. , that aort of brownUli-buff. ( IK, ck. l- neither rough nnr smooth-' It s wmetMng'Juat bet n, I think he ha. good-loo kl' ., . ,the'.-to such , an honest gieen. Of courae. he', not a do?-alow dog, ( lie's not the kind, you knn. They never have a single cusa In whli-h that dog can go. , But Slater say. If Ipvj eount' and looks be Just left out. He'd win a ribbon ever ear without the slightest doubt! -Elsie HHI, In the St. Nicholas. f .m .to v A SHIFT OF THE WIND. M "Tttf t ttTTTTTTT t , of KLFISHN'ESS Is the rock upon which domestic bliss gener ally goes to pieces. A mcuei nusuauu nevei piuja iuc ij rant. He treats his wife as an equal, not as a subordinate or slave. Seme women are married to bears. Some are caged birds, too sad to sins. Others have that word "obey" A. 1 II eternally thrown at them. Another quality in a good ius- II band is his determination to cultivate cheerfulness and A JJ scatter sunshine In his home. He will make himself handy ' a tr, Jimiist. nnd not exnect evervthinc to be done for him Wien his wife asks him to mend the sewing-machine, or put new wire on the screen door, he will not pout and uy, "That was not down in the mar riage contract " He removes burdens wherever he can, and moves around the house like a bended angel, blessing everything he touches. He over looks any little weaknesses his wife may posses, instead of calling her a "cross-patch" and then becoming ten times as cross and ugly himself. He sympathizes' rather thaa irritates. Ho Is not always Insisting that he Is riant and his wife Is wrong. Ho Is Jovial and lenient, and lets the little wo man have her own wav In many things, always allowing her to have the last word A good husband also keeps up his courting as long as he lives. He fnreeta to tell his wife how much he thinks of her. He 6peaks words of praise while she is living, and doesn't wait until the funeral to deliver sen- lments she -cannot near. The Butcher's 8mock. The butcher's smock was blue. It looked much neater than the white smocks of his friends all smeared with dried blood. "Every butcher, said the man. "ought to wear a blue smock. "Why? Because dry blood won't show on it. Dry blood turns bluish, and on a smock of this color It ts lnvlsPjie. I am descended from . una of butchers, snd from father to son the word has Cen passed down always to wear, for neat-nsss- fake, a smock of bluo."-New Orleans Times-Democrat. Immortality. The doctrine of the endlpsa Ufa Is. in all likelihood, as old as man 'him-. self. In Egypt, Greece, Rome, riidla, tbn Tihiinannhpra all taught tha flnA. trine of the Immortality of the soul. The wonderful art or emDaimlng. as practiced among -the ancient Jgyp Uans, rested solely upon the notion that the body roust be preserved tor the return ot the spirit, which was to Inhabit It through eternity. Chris tianity emphasized the belief In fje endless life, but did not create 1L Tbt American. The small desk from which Pauline pushed away her chair seemed a liv ing menace to her distracted mind. An hour before she hall seated her self with a brave resolution to straighten matter, and now after the worrying hour, heartsick and hope-less over the result, the-woman stared In despairing wonder.' What should she dot ' '. ' . There lay her little bank book, the pile of neatly arranged bills, her check bdok. three letters from Insist ent collection lawyers and, most dire fni t all a wttt of attachment placed in her hands that very, morning by a polite man who wore brass buttons on bis vest. This tnan had surveyed her surprise with an air of benevolent suspicion. - The emptied pigeonholes appeared to glare at her like eyes of reproach; also the red figures In her recently balanced bank book, Indicating a" sad overdraft. The bank had a dreadful way of accounting for Its errors ami invariably put her In the wrong. She would not go to the- bank. There was only one thing to do. Opening a drawer Pauline drew out a photograph, gazed at It. moaned like a hurt creature and finally, with smarting eyes, began to tear the card. Her fingers trembled. She could not see for tears. "I can't," she whispered, dropping the picture. "He Is only a memory now, but I can t destroy it. When 1 am Mrs. Wlncli John oh. Her maid was answering the door bell's clear peal. Pauline's fingers were quick with handkerchief and hair. What on earth did Carson Winch want at this time of day? "I'm in the library, Mattle," shi called, a bit amazed at her ftcatu- ness- . .... "It's Mr. Winch, ma'am, pushln? aside the portieres. "Well, show him In here, I thought It sounded like Mr. Winch. Is he alone " "No, ma'am. Another gentleman Is with him." "All right, Ml see them." She pushed the telltale books and papers In a heap and rose to draw a curtain for a softer light. Pauline was nearly twenty-eight and showed it in the sun. The men came in smiling. "I've brought Dean Wickhain to see you, Miss Allard," said Mr. Winch. "You've heard me speak of him.'" nh ves. I am very glad to meet Mr. Wlckbam." Pauline's hand went out cordially to grasp the clutch of a bronzed, bearaea, tnics set iuuu, who regarded her admiringly. "Sit down and get acquainted, yen two," said Winch. "I can't stay. Ill get around ngaln before noon and car ry him off, Pauline." There was that in his tone susct3 tivo nf nrnnrietorshlD and familiarity which grated on Pauline's nerves. It was a new note, something more tnan usual, and the woman felt a pang of 1-t.contmpnt. Carson should wait n llttlp loneer to Day for that. Pnnlinn had been Quite all winter and spring. The money left by her aunt must be about aissapatea, Mr. winch thought. Pauline had lived on legacies with small doubt of more ccmlns: at opportune times. Some thing always turned up. Her disregard of consequences could lead to but one end. Her ser vants had Indlenant noses. Winch heard rumors and chuckled gotV nat- uredly. Pauline was a superior wom an. He wanted her and meant to get her. It was merely question of pa tiencA T-ntrlv his reward seemed lu bis hand. Pauline's negatives lacked the true ring. After his cheery departure the host ess talked brightly to Wlckham and soon had the stranger recounting bits of his history. She liked the man. There was a fine streak of simplicity In his direct, crisp manner. "Mr. Winch tells mo It paid you to wait, grubbing away on that lonesome claim in Alaska," she said. "Yes, it pays to wait when one has fnaHntr nhnllt it." "You mean a doubt of the wisdom of leaving a thing?" "That's it. There have been lots of us," he continued. "I tell you five years makes an awful difference. The Isolation, the rough life, the doing for oneself, rarely seeing a woman and never a cultured, refined lady grow a coast of fur, all right But I've made mv pile If I have lost five years of real living. I'm satisfied. "Surely," said the woman, "is or. an are as fortunate." "That's the worst of It. It is, heart breaking to think of some feTIows. rentlemen. vou know confident, eag er, Impatient, anxious to strike quick luck and to go home witn nying col ors. They can't wait. They get to roaming", and heaven only knows where some of them land. One loses all trace, but now and then" He paused for a moment, half smiling. Pauline Allard had grown pale. Her caller did not notice the droop of the fair head. He went on speaking. "I've felt mighty sorry for one chap. We were real friendly. He couldn't wait. I took over his little claim for a trifle. It was next to mine. Bless vou. it nroved the richest dirt of all when I EOt to working it deep. Ho was daft on surface rlnda. And on went my hopeful acquaintance In spite of entreaties. Funny!" Acaln he smiled eueerlv. "Mr. Winch must be dellehted to have you here," remarked Pauline ab sently. Her thoughts were wandering In a dreary vista of tolling, disappoint ed men, far from their homes, reek- ess luoud. the sort that never would come back bearing the brand of fall ure. Oh. Carson, ves." returned Wick ham. "He's a decent enough fellow afier his fashion I I I beg pardon: There, Miss Allard, you see how a man blunders when he has led such a life as niine no tact. I meant to say that Winch is a splendid chap person- nally, but I'm not used to these smart, successful men. We have had con slderable correspondence since he heard I was doing well a school friend, you know. and. of course. In- u rested. Welcomed nip rrtvflllv 1 cniihln't sav ton much for Cflrsnn. TTe has been most kind and confidential 1 was thinking of him In a business ay. We don t exactly agree about Investments. That was what 1 had in mind. Ahem!" Pauline's amused smile was seren ity Itself. "I don't think a gentleman should count his chickens' and tell Uie- nvlghbors, do you?" she asked mis rhievnuslv. 'Ah! I misunderstood : Inmned nt conclusions; entirely my fault." Wick ham's blood showed redly throuch liis tan. and hi ntnnimored "You are a delightful bear," observ- (t Pftlliinft nlnniHIv "lnvho 1 will become Mrs. Wirtch some day, if that win relieve you. i snan t promts'). The wind, however. polntB In that di rcction." They smiled at each other for a few moments, and then Pauline said ser lousiy: "Mr. Wlckham I Tllrn vnn T friint VOU. I am ffotn? to. ask vein a ruina tion. What you may surmise will be a secret between us forever. She stopped at- her desk and brought forth the photograph. The man's face set. He was averse to sudden cenfidencea Thera wna . tenseness In ber graceful figure that seemed unnatural. Me cougned un easily. "I want you to look at this," said Pauline. "I want to know if in your travels you have ever met the original?" "Let's see It," said-- Wlckham blunt. 17- " ' He took tne picture, gazeo. upon It for a full minute and did not lift hl eyes. - Meanwhile he-mmoiea m a pocket and drew out a .letter. . "You may read this,' dear lady,,rhe weld .thickly Without looking Up. "Tne writer is a'.lve ana, we. ;ieaRe sit Sown." . . . His head turned from her graso and gjad cry. .1 ' " i "Jack Frederick s irj .ne wblsjvir., ed to himself. "My God,, the mustn't sob like that-"' Presently he wcrit over to her. HI, touch on her hair waa very.gentie, bit . deep voice tender as a woman's. "You see; he will meet me In New York on Wednesday. He learned of niy luck and obtained my addressJJs says he has4'made good' at Jast. ye. it was John Frederick who sold his claim and helped enrich rhe. Now, !j you have read what be has written trf his hopes, his prayer to And some ono free and glad to see hlni, you must ' stop crying." ' ' But Pauline. would neither cease nf soft weeping nor give up the letter; i0 Wlckham left her and made his way to the door. From the street he glanced back at the attractive house, .and tastetaj grounds. "Whew!", whistled he. "I guess I'd better not wait for .Carson. There ti a New York train In fifteen minute. If I were not so mighty tickled for Jack, I should feel sort of sorry lor Winch." New Haven Register. FATE OF A STAGE PRODIGY. Master Betty, Who lit 'Appears Over. styed His Welcome. it nmv interest readers of the Week ly Mall to know that rather over t hundred years ago in 1807 to be pre cisethe country Was worshipping at the shrine of a twelve-year-old proil-. gy, a boy actor the Juvenile Henry ir vinir nf hla time. While at the height of his fame and popularity this Infan tile marvel visited among otner pia filnoirnw and PVilnhlireh. and in both of these towns he Is saldto bave cre ated a hitherto undreamt-or sensauon. The wonderful vounester's name wu William Henry West Betty, and he wm Irish to the backbone. His nisinoaic capabilities were evidently born with him, for it Is recorded that when it the age of eight his father treated him to his first visit to the theatre yount Betty at the conclusion of the play solemnly Informed his parent that h bad decided to be an actor niniseu. How the vounester subsequent!? came to get a footing on the stage li not known, but In the month of Au gust, 1803, we find him making his first appearance, performing the leaums ' . . . n-if... a. part In a popular drama at a bsi" theatre. He leaped at one bound into the very forefront of popularity, anil it is said that on one occasion he turned 111 the whole nation awaltea with feverish anxiety the different bul letins which were regularly issued tell of young Betty's condition. The boy's first appearance in ijias enw which hnnnened in May. 1804. cre ated unparalleled enthusiasm In the city during the several nights ne per formed in the now long defunct Bun lop street theatre. The enormous crowds that flocked to see the wonder ful bov were unorecendented in the theatrical history of St. Mungo, and hundreds, it Is said, were uigntiy in jured in the great crush and desperate struggle for admission to the tneaire. In Edinburgh, where the boy actor afterward appeared, the same enor mous crowds rushed to see him. quote from one of the local pairs' criticism, he "set the town In flame." His stibsequent appearance iX he world famous Drury Lsne complet ed the prodigy's triumph, for It was not long before the metropolis , a' uccumbed to young Betty's uiagueu. acting. But Master Betty's stags success was comparatively short lived. In the course of a few years he or bis Par" ents compiled an Immense lonuue, and with the wealth thus speedily ac cumulated the young actor was t;iven the chance of a first class caucus- When nut nf hla teena the elalUOUr Of the footlights again appeared to bave appealed to him, and he again iuu -bid to regain his position as a pJ?u" lar Idol. By this time, however, the people had quite forgotten their for mer hern nnii vmiticr Hettv had tO ret content with only a very ordtnaiy de gree of success. He had, so to spt. overstayed his welcome. Glass0 Mall. Yet, She Knew. Lord Houghton's sister was ofte annoyed at her brother's indiscrimi nate hospitality. "Do you remember, my dear," asked her at dinner one day, "whet er that famous scoundrel X ml hanged or acquitted?" "He mist have .been hanged, or 1 would have had him to dinner kM ago." replied the lady. Tit-Bits. , Early Glass Bottles. Although glass bottles were wal by the Romans as far back as tie year 70 A. D., their manufacture w not begun in England until 1558.