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XVIII. NO. 50.
THE REFORMER: BRATTLEBORO, VT FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1894.J Km SAILED THE SEAS 38 YEARS. One of His Experiences. For thirl y-elslit years dipt. Loud followed the mii, most of Unit time uh nia-sttir of a veo sel, mid upon retiring from the water was np ixilini'd ly the Socrottiry of the United Btutea S'MMisuryto Hum-rlnttMid the senlllshorios in Aluska, which position he held Uvo year lie relates one experience ns follows: 'Tor several year I had been troubled with geiicrul nervouHiieHS and pain in the region of in v heart. My (rreaiest affliction wn hleviiloHnesa; It waa almost Impossible at any lino to obtain rest and sleep. Having Been Dr. Miles' remedies advertised I began using Nervine. After taking a small quantity the hcncttl received was so great that I was posi tively alarmed, thinking the remedy con- ous to mu; but on nelng assurea oy ine uruip my Harmless, i comin- ure. 'iodiij gist that It was perfectly harmless, lini with thn HeiLrt Cu I f-.m ftntwf.lonHniialv anv flint, Dr. Miles' Re storatlve Nervine and New Heart Cure did more for me t han anything I had ever taken I had been treated by eminent physicians in New York and fan Francisco without ben efit. I owe my present good health to the )uaiciousiiseoii and hcartilv rec as was." Capt. A. jr. mu are sold fthin most, valuable remedies, and heartily recommena mem to uiiamieieu f. JjOUU. HUIUUUeu, mu. Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine and Now (Jure 1 by all druggists on a positive guaran tee, or by Dr. Wiles Medical to., tianari Ind.. onrecelutof Drice. 81 per bottle, or six bottles for S5, express prepaid. They art free from all opiates and dangerous drugs CENTRAL VERMONT RAILROAD. JStw Loudon Division. Corrected to November 2, 18H8. G01SG SOUTH. Trains leave Brattleboro as follows: 5:81 a.m., for Springfield and New York. 5:45 a.m., for Millers' Falls, I'ahner and Naw London. Connecting at Millers' Falls wirli Fitc.liburg R. R. and at Palmer with Boston & Alhnnv R. R. fl :22 a.m., for Springfield and New York. 10:25 a.m., for Millers' Falls and stations on Fitehburg R. R., I'ahner and stations on Boston Allianv R. R., and for New London. 2:13 p.m., tor Spriuglleld. 4 :25 p.m., for Millers' Falls and statlonson Fitch burg It. !(., Palmer and New London and New York via. Norwich Line. 4:30 p.m., for Spriuglleld and New York. GOING NORTH. Trains arrive at Rrnttlehoro as follows : 10:45 a.m., from New York via. Norwich Line, . New London, Palmer and Millers' Falls. 11 :05 a.m., from Spriuglleld. 1 :05 p. in., from New Loudon, Palmer and Mil lers' Falls. 2:0fl p.m., from New York and Springfield. 5:15 u.in.. from New York and Snrinirlield. 9:40 p.m., from New London, Palmer and Mil lers' Falls. 10:15 p.m., from New York mid Springfield. D. MACKKNZIK, Supt., New London. S. W. CT'MMIMiS, U. P. A., St. Albans. T. A. SOUTHARD, 1). P. A., New London. A Twentieth Century Romanes. By EmE W. MEREIMAN. (Copyright, 1304, by American Proas Associa tion. CIiAi'TEIl III, Continued. llni'old loolanl itt thti thin uro, tho wrinkled iiico uud tbo tuotblutss mouth, then rocnllcd' tlio liuutlHouio young fol low ho had mm in thu gliusa only that nioniiiiK and decided that it would bo hard indoed, " Well," alio said when he had mudo known his errand, " what do you unwt want to know?" "How do people munage to eat?" he asked. "I'm getting doucedly hungry. Don't you know of a uice place where a fellow can get roast beef, and mince pie, and cranberry jelly, and a good cup of coffee, and a tew such triflos?" Harold's mouth watered as he asked the question. He felt that he had a great deal to do to make up for all the good things of life which he had lost while sleeping. "My dear sir," exclaimed the old lady, placing a restraining hand on his arm, "I beg you will not mention such things again. It makes me quite faint. Remember that 1 am not so young as I eilce was." "Are you hungry?" asked Harold kindly. He could think of no other rea son why any one should become faint from hearing such things as roast beef and mince pie talked about. "Is there a restaurant near?" -"A restaurant!" The old lady burst into a peal of laughter. "Oh, " she gasped, "you take me back to the days ol my childhood 1 Oh, it is so funny! Mary, Mary, come here a moment!" my love?" asked Mary, who wus qn inlatuated with him. "I am afraid it does," replied Hiif old, struggling with bis mirth. In all his life ho had never had so funny nil experience. , "And you can laugh!" exclaim Mary reproachfully. "You are heard less, absolutely heartless," Sho tunica and left tho room without another worth and Harold indulged iu unrestrained. laughter until suddenly made aware that tho old lady was regarding him Ivith great seriousness. "It would have been better," she said, "if you had been a little more manly. You might at least have offered to be n brother to her. You have hurt a very warm Jieart and lost a good chance to marry. Mary could have re lieved you of many vexations." The old lady's seriousness irritated Harold. The idea of any one taking such a proposal seriously was too pre posterous to be entertained for a mo ment. Ho concluded that his call had been quite long enough, and that he should take his departure as soon as be had made sure that she could tell him nothing more about dining. IITM A. 9 tll via i anaerstana you io say, ne JgOSTON AND MAINE R. R. Connecticut River Division. PASSENGER TRAINS GOING SOUTH. Leave Rellows Falls, " lirnttleboro, " South Vernon, " Greenfield, "! " Springfield, " New Haven, Arr. New York, a.m. a.m. 4.50 8.30 5.30 (1.22 5.50 D.45 fi.20 10.10 7.50 11.45 11.35 1.S5 11.88 8.30 a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. 1.00 1.50 8.58 1.40 2.50 4.37 2.03 3.45 4.55 2.30 4.13 5.20 8.40 fi.&l 6.33 5.15 8.10 S.10 7.10 10.00 10.00 p.m p.m. p.m, ASSEKGF.R TRAINS UOlNti NORTH. r Lnfivc llcllowa Falls. 10.15 a.m.. 12.10, S.W. S.10, (11.10 ti m. rinilv.! ( . Arr. n iniisor, n.un n.m., j.w, o.m, i.w, vn-'ra p.m., dally.) wunapee Lake special leaves ei. lows Falls at 7.oo a.m. PASSENGER TRAINS FROM THE SOUTH, a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. .... 9.00 11.00 4.00 6.40 10.50 1.05 5.62 Leave New York, " New Iktven, " SpriiifrtV'ld, " UrceiBUad, " lirnttleboro, Arr. Mellows Falls, 7.15 9.15 12.87 8.36 10.22 1.85 9.25 11.10 10.10 11.55 a.m. n.m 3.00 8.15 4.25 9.25 5.20 10.20 6.05 11.00 p.m. p.m. uany. THE NORTH. 12.15, 12.30, 3.10, 2.18 2.58 p.m. PA 8SENGER TRAINS FROM Leave Windsor, 4.05, 7.20 a.m., 5.40 p.m., mixed. Arr. Bellows Falls, 4.48, 8.20 a.m., 12.58, 1.30, 3.60, 7.15 p.m., mixed. 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"Oh, sir," said Mary, turning to Harold, "did yon ever eat before any one?" "I did," replied Harold, "and I should like to do it again. I hoped I might at least get a cup of coffee here." "I used to eat such things 70 or 80 years ago," said the old lady, "but i shudder now to think of it. You will, too, when you become used to the new way." "I shudder now to think of life with out eating," replied Harold, with a fee ble smile. "I think," he added, "thai I shall not be successful in an attempt to live on air and water. " "You must go to a physician as soon as possible, " said the old lady, "tit will make an examination and tell you what chemical elements are necessary to keep your system in good working order. He will also tell you how much of each should be taken and how often. Ou every corner you will see sbope where these foods are for sale. Every ! . l one prepares them for one's self, SDH nw one minus or lutuug ma ueiguuvur jura his confidence as to his system's de mands. Oh, Mary, think how folki would laugh to hear me make these ex planations!" The old lady burst into another pea) of laughter, which Harold found ex tremely initating. He did not smile. Neither did Mary, and for a moment he felt grateful to her, but only for a mo ment. "I think such innocence is charm ing, " lie heard Mary say in an under tone to tho old lady. 'Such a beautiful boy should not be allowed to take care of liiuisclt. It isn't safe. 1 propose tc take cure of him. It isn't conventional, I know, but hang conventionalities!'' "Sho us t-lang likea man," though! Harold. ".What next, I wonder?" Harold began to be somewhat alarmed. Did this amazoii propose to send him tc a lunatic asylum? He wondered if he could outrun her should she pursue him. Before he had decided as to what he had better do Mary came to his side and took his hand in hers. "My dear," she said tenderly, "1 know that what I am about to say may seem a little premature, but I am ani mated by thoughts of your welfare as well as my own gratification. Love it not measured by hours, but by hearl throbs. Should I know you a'hundred years I could not love you more sincere ly. Will you be mine? I promise to care for you most tenderly." "You promise to good Lord, deli vet ns! What is the woman talking about?" "I know this must seem sudden tc you. You have not yet learned to know your heart, but you are so young and inexperienced at least so inexpeii n CtlHiMtcrV EatUik IMaMni BraaJ. mm fc, miwm) u reuauio. wiun Druggtn ror vmcmtitrm jmotui mond Srrnnd Id lto4 and Gold B boiM, tetled with bin ribtxm, aaa nth a a. KefttM donMrmtM tions and imitmtiona. At Drojriiita, r mni in tlsmpa for tMrtleultra, (estimonlmla fctd KUef for LaiUe," tfttr, by retara Ma.IL lO.OOO TtiuoB.la. iVam Aipir. rcloaitM.ter tkcamlclOa,Md1aBi aht by U Luc. 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Arpplwauitta tr. imlr. rtlrrtual, aad a-tva Immediate r l-f "rirv M cmta p-r boa. May be vriirnA through Iwm4 druist, or tjr mail, aaanpia trr by aaaiL Addraa THE RIPANS CHEMICAL COH M SPBCCC STREET, KW TORC CITT. I IBMCua J Sl4i uKiS WHtK ill USt HAS. k TaaaaaUooo. 1 Cuoa-h fcrrap. ma. ny nmfft "Wul you 1e minet I promise to enrt jor you mon umlerly. enced. Don't you think it would be better for you to trust your bsppinesa in my keeping? Don't mind grandma. Indeed her presence should assure you aa to the purity of my motives." "It'a a proposal!" thought Harold. "As ante as I lire it is a proposaL" He could with difficulty restrain his laughter, bnt be remembered that she was a woman, and although ridiculously eccentric not to be laughed at. He wished he might think of aome easy way of potting ber off. believing that one so weakinitHfcd would Dot long re member having mentioned such a anb- Madam," be said, "mppuxe yon try Doea that mean you cannot accvpt mm i member bavin) a Y jto forget" a t "Doe that n asked, "that no one eats anything tmt broth and, ah, air?" 'I said nothing about eating air. There are nuts and fruits. They are produced in great quantities, and grow ers vie with each other in starting new varieties. And, by the way, I must warn you not to present a basket of fruit to any one. I mention it, remembering that in your day it was done as a mark of friendship and even of love. How dreadfully coarse it wasl In this day it would be considered as insulting as the presentation of a beef roast would have been a hundred years ago." "May I ask, "Baid Harold, smiling irt the thought, "what young men do offer the ladies of their affections?" "What do young men oh, now I see why you laughed at Maryl No. In these days, my dear sir, young men offer nothing. It would be considered a mark of immodesty. They do not seek ladies in marriage. It would be highly im proper for them to show any affection until the lady has offered them some en couragement. " "Am I to understand that women now do the lovemaking?" "Why, to be sure!" "And the men wait to be courted?" "How else could there be marriages?" Harold stared at the old lady for fully five minutes before replying. Such a state of affairs was quite beyond his comprehension. It was too serious to be laughable. "It used to be different, I know," added the old lady, "but it was no more satisfactory." " Wasn't it, though!" exclaimed Har old. "Permit me to say that I do not agree with you. But let us not quarrel on that subject. At present I am more interested in the food question than in the fact that women have a corner on the business of lovemaking. Can you tell me why the change was made in regard to the habit of dining?" "Because women could not use their precious time in cooking, setting tables, washing dishes, hemming table linen and doing the thousand and one other tasks Which the old habit of dining made necessary." , 0 "But bow do women employ them selves?" "Keep your eyes open for one week, my dear sir, and you will not need to ask. Although the character of the work has changed, there is still plenty to do, and, as you can see, men amount to little in these days. That is my opin ion at least, and I think it will be yours, but women do not seem to agree with me. They consider me very odd for net attaching myself to one of these little specimens of humanity. Ah, they did not live in the days when there were men like you!" "Why are all the men so small?" asked Harold hastily. He feared an other proposal. "It is a natural result of generations of dissipation. I have been told that in 1892 there were many miniature speci mens of masculinity to be seen on the streets, but the people did not seem to realize or even to recognize the danger which they heralded. There was an oc casional prophet who spoke of the dan gers of cigarette smoking, for instance, but notwithstanding two-thirds of the boys smoked cigarettes and wondered why they did not grow to be as large as their fathers. Were you as large as your father?" Harold admitted that he had not been, and that it had been a source of regret to bim. "Had you not gone tosleep," contin ued the old lady, "I presume you would not have been so good or so much of a man in any way as your father. Men indulged in all sorts of dissipations, which bad their effect both mentally and morally. As they became less man ly women becamo more so. Women took up all sorts of self culture and be came man's superior in every way long before even tbey or the men recognized the fact. When the awakening came, there was a revolution. I think in your day there was considerable dissatisfac tion among women, bnt I am not sure. Of late years I have been a little doubt ful as to dates." "I think you are right," replied Har old, who was very much interested in the old lady's talk. "We had the wom an suffragists and an organization called the W. C. T. U. and several smaller or ganizations which were for the purpose of training men to know right from wrong. " "How did men regard them?" "They laughed at first, I believe. La ter they became more indulgent." "But they never read the sign by the wayside even then. Well, these societies increased. Women became more and more self supporting and in every way independent. Men were gradually forced to the wall in the labor market In 1925 no man dared to ask a woman to marry him unlesa be knew tbat she con Id help support the family, and no girl would bare thought of marrying without having first learned a trade, for they placed no faith in man's ability to care for women. Indeed there were few marriages, for women did not re spect men, and men felt ondet no obli gations to stay with a wife when they tbnnght tbey could live easier away from her. Women refused to be gov erned by tboee whom they considered infeiior to themselves, and finally there rame the war of the revolution between tbe arses. Men should bava aeen from the first what maul have been tbe result of that war. They had become weak ened by generations of aelf Indulgence. 1 Women Bad grown inoro powerful, and theirs was not a difficult victory, Aft it tho war men found themselves obliged to sue for woman's favor as women had enco sued for theirs. Women had little respect for them, and for a long time man's position was not much superior to that of slavery. They rapidly lest what littlo power of independent thought thov had kept . through their years of 1! 11.... .....1 ........ 1.. I UlSHipilllUU "'IU "UUI1 UCLHIlJtJ Willi I. JUU see tiiein now worse, in tact, zor oi late years there seems to be an tuieiiHi ,nc8B among n few of them, correspond Inur to tho uneasiness shown by a few 'women In yt ur day." "Did you know Letty Mays?" nhked Harold, who was reminded of his old love by tho mention of the women of bis (lay. ( "Oh, yea. She was a middle aged woman when I was a little girl. I went with her several times to see you as you slept, and she told me a great deal about you. She did not marry until quite Into in life. She left one son. His name was Harold Winthrop Everett. He married a young woman when he was past GO yeafv of age and left a daugh ter, whom he named Letty Mays, after ber grandmother. Letty lives alone in in the house where you used to court her grandmother. She is 20 years old now and is considered rather peculiar, I believe. For my part, I like her. "In what way does she show her pe culiarity?" asked Harold. "Oh, she does'nt like men very well. She never takes a man anywhere. She declares that she will not marry nntil she finds u man as smart as herself, and she talks so much about equality be tween the sexes that sho is making many men quite uneasy. She has quite u fol lowing among tho men whose wives do not treat them well. Once she said that she was waiting for Harold Winthrop to awaken that she might propose to him. iOf course, sir, you will under stand tbat she was joking, not believing that ya would ever awaken." "I understand, ' ' replied Harold, "but let me tell you this: When I marry, it will not be to a woman who makes love to me, I reserve the little pleasure of popping the question as my exclusive right.'! "Oh,i nonsense!" replied the old lady playfully. "I've heard young men talk before. When the right girl asks you to marry her, you'll assent without, a word of protest." Somewhat tired with his long conver sation with the old lady, Harold decid ed to rest himself by calling on Miss Letty Mays Everett. He hoped that he might find a little pleasure such as he used to enjoy in getting up a mild flirta tion with tbe granddaughter of his old love. CHAPTER IV. Miss Letty Mays Everett had read many charming romances of that period of the world's existence when man was physically if not mentally and morally woman's superior. They had made a strong impression on her mind. She told herself that it would be quite possi ble to propose to such a man as that some one who could fiyht for her, woik for ber or die for her it necessary. She could not quite understand how any man could be so venturesome aa to make the proposal himself, as in the romances be was represfflfJ"as doifig-,' unless "be were quite devoid of the finer sensibili ties. So ahe constructed her ideal here on a plan quite as impossible as such personages are usually constructed. He was nineteenth century in all tbat bad appealed to her imagination and twen tieth century in everything else. The romances that Letty enjoyed sc. much were considered quite too improb able by the scholars of her day to b classed with the healthful literature. They were piled side by side in the pub. lie libraries with rusty mythologies and With histories of the earlier centuries, where the dust settled thickly upon them. They were owned by a very few, who were net even so much as envied their possession. Many of the volumes which Letty had read had been handed down since the days of her grandmoth er 'u father. ' . Letty's friends strongly disapproved of her reading such stuff. They said she might have been quite a sensible woman had it not been for her books. They also disapproved of her frequent visits to the old woman, the "Livefor ever,"as she was called. They knew that Letty went to her simply to hear the stories ahe had to tell of the days before the revolution of the sexes. No one else believed so implicitly in' tho stories of men as the old woman tola them, and every one thought Letty might better spend bet time in trying to solve tho problems of the day as they were presented before her. Something it might have been the reading; it might have been an inherit ance from an oversentiniental grand mother, whose heart hud been divided between her husband and ber sleeping lover something had made Letty very different from the women of her day. Sho wanted a husband who would be a companion, not a pretty little fellow whom she could caress and indulge mid dress prettily and boast of when at her club with other women. It seemed to her that it ought not to be unreasonable to expect a man to be as intelligent aa herself. Hor friends were alarmed when they heard her make such statements. They Baid that if her ideas obtained society would be overturned and tho home life destroyed ; that men would become un gexed; that women would bo crowded out of tho labor market and could no longer support themselves and their families; that, in fact, they could not take time to have families, for wages would be so low that they would be obliged to work throughout the year. Some of tho objectors went so far as to teach that if men were allowed equal suffrage there would be a revival of the whisky trade which flourished in the nineteenth century, and tbat families could no longer be regulated as to num ber by a woman's ability to provide for ber children. The well read offered as proof of their arguments the historical fact that many charitable institutions had been crganized during the days of man's supremacy to care for the chil dren who came into tbe world when there were no means for their support, and that every county had a place of detention called a jail, where they were cared for who should never have been born, but who had grown to manhood as best they could in a world where they were worse than parasites. There were few intell.jjent women in the twentieth century who could be made to believe that men were capable of exercising the moral self control suggested by Malthus as a needful check to meet the growing TO HELPWOIUIEN. That Is Why This Woman Writes. C SPECIAL TO OCK LADY 1F.ADEBS. Few people have any idea of the suffer ing that oppresses some women. rains run ram pant through their entire bod ies. They suffer secretly as long as they can, and then go all to pieces and don't care what hap- (0) Yet this mls k ery is easily re lieved; thousands of American women proclaim the fact. The portrait presented here Is that of Mrs. J. M. Bender, who lives on the old York Itoad at Xicetown, Pa. She has been for many years in very poor health. She had falling of the womb and other forms of female weakness, with headache, severe harkarlie, pains all over her body, and serious kidney trouble. Her blood was in such a bad state that physicians sa, .),. had dropsy. Nearly discount! oh tried Lydia K. 1'inkham' Yep-tabl Compound, and to her great surprise it made her a well woman. Mie now wMie to fell women all over the world tolaketlie Vegetable Compound and he well. Any drui-t lias iU Nothing in all the world has cum! so many case of female m eaknesoes as Lvdia E. Pitikham's Vegetable Compound Why don't worn try il ? danger of overpopulation, and for that reason more than for any other the doc trine of man's suffrage made little head way. It might have died had it not been for Miss Letty's curious desire to find a husband who should also be a companion, and for her belief, formed from much thought on tbe subject, that only in perfect equality could be found the relation which the Omnipotent meant should exist between the sexes. "Such talk is wild, "said her friends. "There can be no such thing as perfect equality between the sexes. The world is used to the existing order of things; we are comfortable; men are happy or ought to be. for we do everything to make them so let well enough alone." But still Letty clung to her ideals, and every year tbe number of men made dissatisfied by her glowing representa tions of a future in which they should stand side by side with women was slowly but steadily increasing. It was not difficult for Harold to find the house where Letty lived. How often be had been there in the good old days when Letty's grandmother was to bim the most attractive girl in the world! The house was small compared with the more modern structures which tow ered beside it; yet it, like the Winthrop residence, had been considered fine in his day. Now tbey were looked upon as unsightly nuisances which should have been torn down long ago and would have been bad it not been for an untir ing sleeper and a sentimental young woman. , When Harold panaed at tbe gate, he saw a woman Bitting on tbe porch in the very place where his old love bad so often waited for him. She glanced up, and their eyea met. They were Letty Mays' eyes deep blue, steadfast, ten der, beautiful. The mouth and chin were Letty's, too; but Letty had been small and sylpblike, while this lady was tall and magnificently proportioned, like most of tbe women he had seen since awakening. Letty 's face had been as dimpled and full of wonder as a ba by's; it bad indicated a spirit of loving dependence which Harold had thought ' charming. This woman's face was ' strong and resolute. She looked like one accustomed to being obeyed, not because she was a woman, but because her com mands were reasonable. Harold bad never liked such women. A feeling of antagonism arose in his heart, which would have driven him past her door had she been any one else, but she was the granddaughter of his old love, and sentiment and loneliness urged him to make her acquaintance. As Ire opeued the gate Miss Everett came forward to meet hi in. "Pardon nie'slio said, with a smile, "but am I not speaking to Harold Win throp?" "That is my name," replied Harold, "and you are Miss Everett, I think." "I am Miss Everett, at your service. We know each other, so why should we not dispense with ceremony and consid er ourselves old acquaintances?". In her heart Miss Letty was thinking that this young man bad in reality very little regard for ceremony to seek her suraiice leftlier to a certain extent, and sho was in doubt as to the next best thing to do. She was extremely anxious to propitiate the liandHome guest, who evidently felt himself aggrieved about something. Letty would have given considerable to know how sho had of fended, for hor heart was stirred for the first time, Sho felt that at last she had Jeen a man who was worth tho price of her freedom. - " Why," she thought, "he is quite as tall as myself, and ho looks as if he might be as strong. If he is as nearly equal in other respects, how companion able he illicit bo!" Letty would have been surprised could she have known that his opinion of her was far less flattering. She was used to being mado much of by the opposite sex and could count by scores the men whom, she was sure, would have been glad to accept the protection which she could give to one whom she loved. 'I have no good excuse to offer for this intrusion," began Harold. 'I beg, sir," Interrupted the lady, "tbat yon will not mention it. I ossuro you that I feel most honored by your presence in my home." A period of silent awkwardness fol lowed, during which each was waiting for the other to be seated, for in that day it was considered a mark of impo liteness for the lady to seat herself while a gentleman remained standing. Har old finally recalled a portion of his con versation with the old woman, who had used this fact to prove that the existing state of affairs had begun in his day and bad clinched her argument by remind ing him tbat without doubt be bad known many men who declined to give up their seat in a railway or street car when ladies were standing. Harold settled matters by dropping into the proffered chair. He had kept his hat on, remembering that the old lady bad said that twentieth century men always wore their hats in the presence of ladies. He recalled the objections made by many men in his day to removing their hats when riding in an elevator with a lady, and h wondered if tbat, too, could have been considered a sign of approach ing effeminacy of men and if it would have made any difference could they have seen into the future a hundred years. "Now," he thought, "I am ready to make a call, twentieth century fash ion!" Harold had always prided him self on his ability to adjust himself to circumstances. He made some inconse quential remark about the weather, asked about the latest opera and looked so self satisfied that Letty was quite dis gusted. "I wonder if all men in his day were so assured of their own winsoineness," she thought. To have pleased her he should have been charming without appearing to know that he was so. Instead of trying to entertain her he should have waited to be entertained. Or if he were bent upon being entertaining he should have shown his ability to talk about some thing of interest instead of wearying her with weak remarks about the weath er and the latest opera. The ideal of tbe perfect man which Letty had in tnind was not worked out as to details, and ' it waa not easy for her to say in which of the more common characteris tics she would have him different from the men of ber acquaintance. Of one thing she was sore, however, and tbat was tbat Harold should have blushed or in some other charming' manner have shown his appreciation of the fact that he bad overstepped the bounds of con ventionality, and that she was better than most women would be not to take advantage of the fact and be a little in suiting. Letty believed tbat a pretty man bad no business to have nnattract ive manners. What else were men good for but to make themselves attractive to women? 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