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The Woman Militant
Ey Henrietta T has been my experience that In 1)Ib world people ge t J""1 . ..... nra tflP w P" V W f f f w what they fight for. Persuasion anu arguim-i" - pons of diplomacy, and a struggle for suffrage dots' i under that Head. The parly In power U never share lis rule till forced to do bO. This has been the history 01 TheAnle'ifrnn people tried persuasion a,,d1arg,""f "'ev rid themselves of taxation without repreesntatlon. nut ney . ,.. ineir treedom. It is I nnuny nau to restm 10 mms i , probably the same voire that now cries 'Tnwoinunly" that shouted treason. Treason!" at I'atrlck Henry. . ,h . Did any of the women who encouraged tl.eir husbands and suflc-red tneir hardships in that struggle lose any of their womanliness because they urgea their men to light for their lib-ity and were iead to fight themselves necessary? Did Barbara Krlotchle lose her womanliness when Bhe waved the Ameri can flag and dared them to shoot "this old (tray head"? Old the women of that war. and especially of their charm because ttiey were willing and anxious to share the lot and privations of the men who fought? Does the lied Cross nurse on the batticficld lose her womanliness be cause si associates with hardened men? Isn't It true that she softens those about her and spreads her gentleness everywhere? .My own grandmother sent her husband and her three sons to the War of the Rebellion, and said she was sorry she hadn't more to send. Did she lose any of her womanliness because she advocated force of arniB? Men will grunt suffrage to women when women can demand It. When men see that women are just as determined In the matter of suffrage as were those who engaged in the Boston tea party, when they realize that some thing serious will result if the demand Is not heard, then they will consider It seriously. Iloneers have ever borne the hardship! and cruelties of this world, often the ridicule. Hut what nun ridiculed yesterday they accept today as fact, and It seems strange to them that It was not always so. So It will be with suffrage. When It Is (.'ranted to women, and It will be some day, then wo man. Instead of losing her wonnianliness for hlch we worship her," will radi ate her gentleness throughout politics. Party lines will be broken, machines will be wrecked and the political wrongdoer will flee, because the home will be In politics. Advocates of radii al changes are always "strident and violent." It may take some years even after suffrage Is granted before real woman comes to the polls. Hut she will come, and when she does the political heeler will dis appear, the boss will be no more and clean politics will have a chance, be cause millions of clean voters, whose homes are their castles, will radiate some of their gentleness and womanliness to the hardest of men and brltffc out the good that Is in them and make them ashamed. San Francisco Examiner. f Traits That Poison 1 By Winifred Black -0- KICH woman died the other day and left a will. In the will the rich woman left to one of her daughters a grave In a lorsaken lot outside the family plot In the old fashioned family cemetery, Poor thing; poor, twisted, disordered, embittered mind this world wasn't big enough for her to finish her quar rels In. She wasn't sat if lied with clouding her life with anger I A and bitterness, so she took her heartaches and her disap pointments and her cruel anger down Into the very grave with her. Poor creature, how hard It must have been for her to realize that she couldn't see her daughter's distress and humiliation when that will was read. What is she going to find In the next world, that poor, distorted soul; where can she go to find happiness? Why, the very harps of the angelic choir Itself would make a discord for her If she couldn't twist the music Into some kind of a taunt. A great hate is the most terrible disease that can fasten itself upon a human being. I'd rather be a victim to the white plague any day than to nourish in my teart a consuming enmity. I have seen a man lie down and die when there was nothing the matter with him but bitter envy. Once I knew a woman who hated her sister, and her sister's husband found a gold mine, and they were very rich, and the day that the woman I know heard the news she turned as yellow as saffron, and lu one week she was dead poisoned with her own evil hatred. Beware of the man who turns green when you tell him of a friend's suc cess. He Is poisoned and he is very dangerous. Beware of the woman who gives a twisted smile at the news of soma other woman's happiness. She Is Inoculated with the dreadful germ of envy. If I had a child who was jealous, and envious, I would drop everything else in the world and devote my time and every energy of my being to the task of killing those dreadful traits just us I would devote my life to curing him of some terrible physical disease. Hate, envy, bitterness there's no room for them in this world. Shut them out of your heart. They are as dangerous aa prusslc acid, and as terrible as the dreadful drink of carbolic that has killed so many shud dering wretches. New York American. PROFIT SHARING. A Boston Store Said to Have Carried It Furthest. Profit sharing, which in America Is virtually an experiment, has been In practical application for a quarter of a ceutury In England. The number of labor copartnership societies there rose from 15 in 1SS3 to 112 last year, with an Increase !n business from bOO,000 to above 2n.O(iO,000. The South Metropolitan company last year divided JlSO.OcO among Its employes, the equlvelant of a 7 1-2 percent dividend on their wages, and in 18 years It has distributed $2, MO, 000 to workmen as their share of the profits. Six English gas companies adopted the profit sharing plan during the year. According to Moody's Magazine Mr. Carnegie says that a Bostpn store has gone furthest of all in "the direction of making Its employes shareholders." This establishment, he says, employs TOO to 9IIU men, the capital stock Is held only by employes and Is re turned to the corporation at its val ue should the employes leave the ser vice. Every share of stock belongs to some one working in the store. Crosman .A Shooting for Cigars. During the manoeuvres the subject of rifle shooting frequently cropped up at one of the officers' messes. "I'll bet any one here a box of cigars," said IJeut. A., "that I can fire twenty shots at 200 yards and tell without waiting for the marker the re suit of each one correctly." "Done!" cried Major B., and the whole mess turned out early the next morning to wit lines the experiment. The lieutenant fired. "Miss!" he announced calmly. Another shot. "MUss!" he repeated. A third shot. "Miss!" "Hold on, hold on!" put in Major B. "What are you trying to do? You're not firing for the target!" "Of course not!" was the cool re sponse. "I'm firing for those cigars! Chattanooga Times. Encouraged by the success which has marked the experiment with lob sters in the Sooke basin, near Vec torial, B. 0., another carload of lob sters for planting purpose will be shipped to the Pacific coast from Hal ifax. N. S. 'FEELI1M' FIN!." "Feelln' fine," he used f say, Come h dear or ctouUy day; Wave his limnl an' frill a str.l.f Kreplu' tunny alt tli while; Never M n litiKlii-Mrs gitm Ctt m wnistle-hult on turn. K-p' a millin', lain or fh'.ne, 'i eil you lie wu "li-rlin' line. "Kei.ln fire," he used t' sny, tVavp his luinil nn' ko his way NevtT liinl no time t' )". Ha he saitl. In flKhtfn' Km s; Hud ii twinkle In Inn e Ahvas wlion A-gnln' hy, Sort o' smilf up into mine. Tell nie lie won "ftelln' fine. "'Fei-lln' line." he'il alius ray. An' th' sunshine s-ineil f stay c'he ly liiin, or i-lse he shone Villi some sunshine of his own: Iiidn'l pi -.in no I'loml cou'.il dim Arty hni'liioss for Mm. Alius st-.'iiit-d I' Itnvi a line Out for lihulni'su "fttlln' f.ne. 'Feolln' line." I've heprd hlnl ml Half a ih'Kon IfnifS n ilnv, An' n ninny tinn-s 2 kn wed Hi- whs li-uitii' up a loud; Hut he nt-vi-r lot no ."'lni Trniiljlcs pit much hoit on him, Koo' his Hlrit .tent like wine, llnhhtln' up an' "f-ellif line." "Fiolln' fine" I hnro l:-"l "y All his Ihri'osortre thutiiwuy; J'ttill' Ills domiiinor he F-rh us you ooutd hnve. cr me Kf wp tro-il, an' wont alonff Kplllln' Utile tlmps o' otf !. fit In" rosohuds sort o' twlr.e O'er th' thorns an' "fcelin fine." J. W. FVIt-y, In New York 'Jinn's. SYMPHONY at "THE GAIETY" Fj Alice Daoa Warrea. It was "amateur night" at "The Gaiety" and the hcmi-e was parkul Never since the little theatre had betn built was there such an audience. The manager was beside himself with ex citement, but the people before the curtain did not confuse hira half as much as those behind. The weekly prizes of $1, $2, and $5 were always contested for eagerly by the people of the Latin quarter, whose patronage the house solicited, and more especial ly this Friday night it seemed. The manager knew why such an unusual number elbowed and pushed each oth er in their eagerness to get near the door. The winners of the coveted dol lars would not squander them this week. Instead they would send them directly to the' homeland, where rela tives and friends were lu terror and suffering. "They can't all go on, Steve," said the manager to his assii-tant, "well have to thin 'em out. See what kind of a turn each one does and take tne best; get the. funniest every time. The people have cried enough this week they're paying to be amused tonight, so be careful not to get any weeping willow acts. Hustle up, now! I'll look after the seating. The law allows us to squeeze In a hundred more." The assistant hurried behind the scenes and began sorting the perform ers. It was no easy task and many were the threats and curses as one after another was refused a chance to go on. He had almost finished his selection when he came to a swarthy little man in the costume of a Sicilian peasant. "Hullo!" said the assistant. "What do you do. Speak up?' "Me playa de plan,' said the little man, moving his fingers over an Im aginary instrument. "Me playa good. Ve-es." "No pianists," said the assistant, moving on. "People no like. Get the book. Understand?" "But me playa nl-ce. no getta da hook. Me niaka da plan to talk!" "No doubt you can make It walk, but I can't let you try. Next!" The little man turned away, mutter ing as his fellows had done, and the curtain went up for the first perform er. There was something wrong with the audience that night. It was ex tremely critical and hard to please. The merriest jokes fell flat and the cleverest trickster was only faintly applauded. "It's funny," said the manager as be and the assistant met in the rear of the ball. "What alls them? That last song was well done, and mighty catchy. Why don't they clap?" "Durned if I know,' said the Other, gloomily. "At the rate they're turn ing 'em down the whole bunch could have gone on. What In thunder! I told that fellow to keep off." The little man in Sicilian costume was standing In the middle of the stage. He looked like a bit of old Ittily with his curly locks and long gold earrings. "I come to play to you of the homeland," he said In his na tive tongue. "I have the music that can make you see It as it lies in the sunlight. It will make you see the sea, the olive groves and the clear blue sky. Listen!" The audience grew suddenly still as be seated himself at the piano and struck a few soft chords. Then the notes began to weave themselves Into a story, and as the musician unfolded It. to his lls.ners his face grew rapt and was beautiful. They saw an Italian fisherman sit ting at his nets in his boat on the bosom of the calm blue sea. He was Inglng a Sicilian love song. Many a man listening had sung the same la his youth years ago. A girl came to the shore and called to the fisher man. He hauled In his nets aud row ed shoreward. They could hear tae splash of his oars as he rowed. Together the man and the girl went up the village street, passing friends and acqnalntences: passing the village 1 rlest, who blessed them, and on to their tiny cottage, where the girl, go ing to the cradle, bent over and lifted out a little child. She began to rock It to and fro and hush It with a Sicilian cradle song that many a wom an In the audience had sung to her own baby time and time again. Suddenly the' music seemed to vi brate with a strange, weird tremble. The girl sang on, unheeding, until It deepened to a roar. She stopped then In fright. Louder, angrier grew the noise, like the roar of mlghtey wa ters or the casting of heavy thunder, until the musician brought his hands down on the keys in an awful dis cord. In the hush that followed the audience could see the desolation and the ruin of the places they knew and loved. Then men began to sob and women to scream. It was all so real to those people, vividly imaginative and high ly strung as they were. But the musi cian began to play again, "Huso;" cried someone. It was the lullaby of the mother, softer, as though it were smothered. "The moth er and child. They live!" cried a man's voice. "But where 1b he? The father?" "He is singing to her still," said a woman. Very faintly they could hear him at first, then gradually growing louder until lie drowned the song of the mother. "He has found her!" shouted the crowd and broke Into a frenzy of ap plaure. "What'll he do next?" asked the manager. "The man Is a wizard. Gosh! That's fine! He's playing the Italian national air! Hurry up, Bow ley, and throw the pictures of the King and Queen on the screen before they stop singing. God! the roof'll fall with their noise." When the lights were turned on again the excitement had spent Itself a little, the man who had caused it all was gore. A reporter for one of the dailies came hurrlng up and seized the mnnager by the arm. "How'd you get him, Davy?" he asked. "Where Is he? I want to in terview him. Qulclt, before he es capes!" "He's gone already," said the mana ger. "I wanted to see him, too. He's Just the man for the place." The reporter stopped him, aghast. "Do you mean to say you don't know who he was?'' he cried. "Be dund It I do," said the man ager. "He was Lorenzo, the great com peerand you didn't know him!" "Lordy!" said the other; then he laughed. "I was thinking of hiring him at 15 per," he said. The next minute he added thoughtfully: "What do you suppose made him do it? He must have had reason." Hurrying homeward was the little man In peasant's costume. "Ah! they understood!" he mused. "I knew they could. They loved It for Itself alone, not because I, the great Jjorenzo, played it. No other but the Italians could have appreciated It as they did. To the EngllBh bah It would have had to be explained In cold words bo that they might fol low. What rare I If I get no gold be yond the beggarly first prize, perhaps? Appreciation 1b more than applause or money to a man who loves his art aa I love It." Bootoii Post. TEMPERANCE IN SWEDEN. Importance Movement Has Assumed In That Country, "They still drink In Sweden, hut they likely will not do It long," re marked O. L. Nelson of Stockholm. "Already one-tenth of the whole pop ulation belongs to temperance soci eties. It takes seven of these soci eties, among them the W. C. T. U., to accommodate the membership of this one-tenth, and there are many total abstainers outside. There are 6000 members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union In Sweden, and theie doubtless would be many more If so many women had not become members of other temperance societies before the adven of the W. C. T. fj. "Sweden has a students' total ab stinence association with a member ship of 11,000. This remarkable In stitution appears to give a hopeful promise for the future. The W. C. T. TJ. and other societies in Sweden have succeiifully handled the Govern ment, for recently the Swedish Parliament gave a large grant toward courses of temperance Instruction for teachers this year and next, and the city of Stockholm grants $1000 kroner yearly to a permanent temperance exhibition. The 'local veto' bill has been thrown out, however, by the firBt chamber, though It passed the second. "Two large towns in Sweden are dry and In the villages of the whole country there are not a hundred sa loons. The temperance question has assumed" so much Importance In Swed a '" rvti y puuiicai party must take J account of it and have It In its plat, form." Washington Post. en that every political party must take : Farm Topics : VwHssjiUMt)C90J TOADS AS BUO CATCHERS. As high as S25 a hundred Is 8oni. times paid for live toads by Engta Hnd French gardeners. The toad , a highly appreciated personage n foreign gardens. Shelters are mailt for the toads shallow holes ground covered with flat stones or boards. The toads will retire into these In the day time and come forth at dusk for their nightly instc. forays. Professor Hodge, of Clark I'nlven. Jty, estimated that every time the farmer's boy killed a toad he tu q. stroying $20 worth of stock on tb farm. American Cultivator. SUGGESTIONS FOR CHICKS. Keep plenty of fresh water, clean prlt and charcoal before chicks at ill times. Keep brooders and coopi clean. Feed dry feed and not too much of It, and give plenty of txti else, and your chicks will be healthy. Be regular In attending to your poul! try. Have a time for everything, an! be sure you are on time. Just to the minute. Always be on the alert for lice, for this Is our. worst enemy. They lower the vitality of both younj and old fowls. Keep chicks dry, Ex posure to wet brings on catarrah troubles, while drinking from stag nant pools or filthy drinking vessels invites diarrhoea or cholera. Farm ers' Home Journal. THE COW FLY. When pastures begin to fail and the cow fly begins to trouble, then it will pay to feed a small ration of grain. The cow must maintain the normal full milk flow through this season If she is to be a profitable cow during the entire lacteal period. The ( amount of grain must depend on the pasture and upon other conditions, such as the heat of the season and the opportunity for seeking shade in the heat of the day. Certainly, If not fed grain, the cow should be fed a supplementary ration during this try ing time, alfalfa or sorghum or fod der corn, something that will give her plenty of the raw material from which we are asking her to manu facture milk. Farmers' Home Jour nal. WHY MILK IS DIRTY. In an experiment at the Illinois ex- obtained as to the amount of dirt" falling from udders apparently clean, soiled and muddy. A dish of the same diameter as an ordinary milk pail was held under an udder for four and a half minutes, while the milker went through motions sim ilar to those made in milking, bnt not drawing any milk. The dirt thus collected was thoroughly dried and w-elghed. At an average of seventy five trials made at different seasons of the year it was found that the weight In grama of dirt which fell from udders apparently clean was 0.0152, from udders slightly soiled 0.1316, and from muddy udders 0.8 S3 1. From these data It was cal- fitllalnJ . 1. n . I . . . -u,oic turn, iruui muauy uaaers onw ounce of dirt would fall into the milk . in thirty-two mllklngs, or that every 275 pounds of milk would contain one ounce of filth. After each of the above tests the udder was washed and the dirt collected as before. It was found that with udders apparent ly clean three and a half times as much dirt fell from the unwashed udder as from the same udders after they were washed. With soiled ud ders the ratio was eighteen, and with muddy udders It reached ninety. BEEF COWS AND DAIRY COWS. The controversy between dual pur pose cow men and those who believe in keeping only a strictly dairy breed goes on year after year Just about the same. The fact Is. both kinds are profit able. Probably the man and his sys tem of farming has more to do with, the question than the intrinsic quali ties of the cattle. A man living near a large city, who has a special high priced trade for milk or butter, or both, will probably do better with a strictly dairy breed, because he can soon make the beef price of a cow'i weight by feeding in such a way as to get a large return in milk. On the other hand, a farmer liv ing some distance from a large town, with plenty of pasture and beef pro ducing feeds, will make more money by raising calves from cows that will make larra niiantitiA. ami not give quite so much milk; that Is, he will make mom mnn tmm the amount of milk that he does get, supplemented by the amount of beef he can make from the growing stock, than he would by keeping a small dairy breed and depending entirely upon the amount of money received for the milk products alone. Thre ia plenty of room for the smaller dairy breeds, aud there is a contin ually growing demand for large cow that will milk well and beef well. Eeitomlst. .