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A CALM AND DISPASSIONATE VIEW CF
"THE WOMAN QUESTION."
Th Future vt it Null?! rru.irlf y lr
prmlM In flrejit l'ai-1 till tin Vnrrlinjr lti
IutltnI.rim liuiun rttmithe Ili.ilot-y
of Anclrnt firrrc-c mt,l INim.
The rl;;lits i;'"' wrv" of " !"
now debated with n vijjor nnd virnlcm-o
which incroiiKO every ilny. Tin si' who
demand for women tint r,1y nil tin1 riv
ilogrs which men iosses, luit nl.-o con
tinued exemption from their rcpoiii
Wlitics, would r:ivry tlm i:riiicii1e ef f
ninlo emancipation to a point which him
aroused opposition on tho part of many
who in every Kfiit question of tho day
Are ndmittrdly leaders of the party of
Jirogrosi. Whilo the contest ni.T' s n to
whether women nre to know, My and do
everything thnt tho coarsest of men c;in,
or, on the other lmiid, hu kept completely
In tho background, people tiro npt to for
get whnt is really tho crucial point of
the wholo question.
Thny forget that the position of wom
en, nnd of men, too, for thnt mutter,
is innepnriiWv bound up with tho rela
tionship, between the nexes known ns
marriage; nre npt to futp't tho impor
tance of thnt relationship not only to In
dividuals, but to tho state; nre npt to
forget thnt too rigorous a subjection of
women may bring us nenr to bnrbnrism,
too great an emnncipntion may lend to
thnt corruption which has so often in
the world's history been tho ontcomo of
a civilization which has not placed duo
restraint on tho passions nnd impulses.
Tho prosperity of a country depends
en tho proper maintenance of tho rela
tions between husband and wife quito
as mneh as on its outer strength, and
however great nnd powerful a country
may seem to be, if theso domestic rela
tions aro unhealthy, if tho wtfo has not
her place in tho social polity, thnt coun
try is rotten to tin' core, nnd its completo
(loony nnd demoralization nre inevitable.
Speaking generally, thero nro four as
pects or ideals of tho status of tho wifo
four ways in which her position is re
garded by men.
There is the method of the barbarian,
that of the oriental, that of western civ
ilization, that of corrupt civilization,
Which last is practically the degraded
form of tho third. Tho barbarian re
gards his wifo as a mero slave n squaw
to cook his food, carry his burdens, sub
mit to his ill nsngo. Tho oriental Fees in
his wifo a plaything to gratify his pas
sions, to be kept in the strictest seclu
sion, nnd to le treated altogether ns n
brainless being: regnrded by him, In
fact, so far ns any respect is concerned,
much as the squnw is regarded by the
From the third point of view tho wife's
position is very different. True, she is
the mother of her husband's children;
true, Bhe hns duties to perforin which
her husband would disdain: true, her
husband is 4ho bead of tho family, and
the bears his namq. Cut with nil this
sho is looked upon ns her husbnnd's
equal, is the sharer of his counsels, his
Intelligent partner and hns a right to ex
pect from him the fidelity which in the
case of the savngo or the oriental is so
The credit of placing this view of mar
ried life before mankind has been
claimed by Christian writers for their
religion. But although we must admit
thnt Christianity has done much to im
prove the position of woman, yet the
high ideal which wo have termed that of
western civilization existed in a very
strong degree in ancient Greece, still
more strongly among the Romnns nnd
the nations of western Europe, whom
hey conquered nnd civilized long before
Christianity was preached, and the noble
qualities which we admire in thoso races
may often bo directly traced to the in
fluence of wives and mothers.
But high as is this ideal, history shows
thatthore aro dangors which threaten
those societies where it prevails; dan
ger the outcome of that very civilization
which it has done so much to perfect.
Luxury, prosperity, too groat liberty,
want of mutual respect and continual
striving after new sonsations are too npt
to destroy thnt wholesomo stuto of things
which has boon tho palladium of every
great nation, and we too often have ex
amples of the fourth ideul, which, though
springing from the third, is so distinct
from it that 1t deserves to bo classed by
Itself. Whore a wifo is no longer con
tent with taking her share in the battle
f life, no longer content to recognize
the fact that thore are things which it
better becomes the woman to do than
the man, and vice versa; whon she insists
on aping and sharing the follies and
vices of the man, on casting from her
that modesty and reserve which are
woman's greatest charms; when she
spurns maternity and domostio duties as
trivial or monotonous, then indeed the
marriage state must fall into disrepute;
then the fatherland must surely suffer.
It was this which led to the unspeak
able horrors of imperial Bomtt; it was
the nnsexed women, their profligacy only
equaled by their audacity, who were re
sponsible as much as Nero and Domi
tian themselves 'for the downfall of Ro
man civilization. Otho and Silius would
have been impossible but for Poppcea
and Mettsalina. In latter times, too, and
even in Christian countries, where the
marriage tie was in theory hold so sa
cred that if duly celebrated it could only
be dissolved by death, we have seon a
state of things aa bad. Westminster
Vustiwha. aud Beard.
Englishmen only a generation ago had
such a detestation of mustaches and
beards that the practice of shaving all
hair off their face down to their mutton
chop whiskers wus all but universal
From one extreme our clean shaven fa
thers plunged into the other, and beards
and mustaches rapidly became the fash
ion. The fashion has of late years again
been modified. Beards are lees common,
but .the mustache is cultivated in Eng
land u widely as on the continent.
Trials of Rentneky Minister.
In spenklng of a well known minister
who was until not very l ing ngo pastor
of a largo congregation in tiiis city, a
member or tint church said yesterday!
, "Few people know what ho suffered. lie
Was tho nearest approach to Job that I
ever saw. Tho newspapers might have
bid a great sensation out of ono of his
; trials. Though ono of tho best known
i preachers in Louisville, considering his
I stay here, his wifo was a morphine enter.
, On ono occasion when ho had to go to
I church to marry a young pair his wife
I locked him in his room. Ho finnlly suc
1 corded in climbing through tho transom
' nnd arrived at tho altar nfter kcepingnv
I cry ono waiting for nenrly half nn hour.
"She often locked him up to try to
I keep him from prenching, nnd her treat
! mcnt of him wns often too inhuman to
bo described. Yet with all that acora
I plaint never left his lips, nnd ho perform
' ed his religions duties under a mental
I agony that few nre cnllod on to fear.
Sho took nn active part in the church so
' cieties, and not until about tho time of
their departure wns her terrible hnbit
known outside the family. Her children
were often leaten like animals. I know
these things to be facts, and if the name
wero divulged it would thrill the city
with astonishment." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Dvorak Awaken the Miulcal World.
Dr. Dvorak's bold declaration that the
negro melodies of America aro to be the
foundation vf a great national school of
music ranging through every stage of
the art, from ballads to symphonies and
oratorios, has aroused the musicians of
Europe. The Commercial cable brings
us an interviow with Ernest Reyer, the
distinguished French composer. He
says thnt tho negro melodies, even if
they do not servo as the actual basis of
the coming American school, will de
termine its character.
The presence of the great Bohemian
master in this country is a blessing to
nrt. And it is a remarkable thing thnt,
nt tho very moment Rubinstein, Richter,
Joachim nnd other famous musicians
wero discussing Dr. Dvorak's discovery
with correspondents in Europe, thecom
poser himself was writing the gratifying
announcement that he had just finished
a now symphony reflecting nil through it
tho negro melodies of the western world.
New York Hernld.
Sheep Mieniing In New York.
They nre shearing the sheep in Cen
tral park, nnd a good sized job it has
turned out to be. There nro about SO
ewes nnd ns many lambs besides the
two or three rams. All of the flock are
Sonthdowns of the purest breed, nnd
their wool, averaging from six to eight
pounds a fleece, is very fine nnd of more
value than that of the ordinnry sheep.
Shepherd Conwny nnd his sheep dog
are nttending the sheep nnd lambs on the
green, while threo or four professional
sheep shearers are nt work on the reRt of
the flock at tho sheepfold. As fast as an
nnimal has been shorn it is turned out
to pasture with the lambs and rams, and
the contrast between the thin, white np-
pearanco of the shorn sheep nnd the
j thick, brown fleeces of the rnms nnd
, lambs is an interesting sight. New
I York Letter.
i Closing With a Hymn.
Secretary lloko Smith recently attend
cd a semiprivate dinner in Washingto
and was called unon for a sneech. (Jnitn
I a number of newspaper men were pre
sent, and Mr. binitu concluded his re
marks with nn nppeal to them to stand
by the administration and stop criticis
ing it His remarks wero pitched in a
strong religious strain. Whon Mr. Smith
sat down, the gentleman who was pre
siding at the dinner said wiih a perfectly
grave face, "The choir will now sing I
Want to Be an Angel.'" Washington
The total immigration to the United
States during the 10 months ended April
80, 1803, was 834,825 a decline of 119,
133 from the immigration of the corre
sponding 10 months of the previous
year. Emigration from Russia and
Poland shows the greatest docline in
this period, having fallen from 04,000
to 83,078. There is a very slight de
cline in the arrivals from Great Britain
and Ireland, but the tide of emigra
tion from Italy shows no abatement
Charleston Nows and Courior.
Hawthorne In a Itcan Fot.
The story goes that a few weeks ngo
an auctioneer nonr Lewiston, Mo., put
op an old bean pot, and having no bids
knocked it down to hinaself for") cents.
Inside ho found a copy of Hawthorne's
"Fanshawe," the original edition. He
remembered seeing in a Boston paper
that a copy of this book had recently
been sold for $181.50. Hewroto to a
Boston dealor, who offored him $100 for
his find, which he took. It is said he
might have got more. Philadelphia
Endurance of a Young Baulan Woman.
Last winter a Russian girl of 17, giv
ing way to fatigue, fell down asleep by
the road, and when she awoke found
herself buriod so doeply in snow that es
cape was impossible.
Fifty-one days later she was still found
breathing and was brought successfully
back to life.
During all this time the poor girl had
to oat only some crusts of bread that
happened to be in hor pocket. Courrier
After traveling the globe for 20 years
a letter has been returned to its sender,
Fred C. Anderson, at New London,
Conn, The letter was properly address
ed, but had not been claimed by the per
son to whom it was inscribed.
A singular accident occurred to Cobb
Harris near Oneonta, Ala., lately. Ho
was riding a mule, when the animal sud
denly threw his head up, striking Harris
on the chin and breaking his juw)one.
Place a large dish of water in a room
where the heat is very oppressive.
Change ouce or twice, and the tempera
ture will be perceptibly lowered.
Thnt It Is not wise to expeihueiit
with cheap compounds purport Inn
to bo blood-pnrillcrs, but which
have no real medicinal value. To
make use of any other than theoid
standard AYKH'.S Snrsnparilhi-tlic
Superior Itlood-puriller is simply
to Invite losi of time, money, ntul
lieallh. . If yon nre mlllcted with
Scrofula, Cntiirrli, Rheumatism,
Dyspepsia, Eczema, Running Sores,
Tumors, or any other blood disease,
be assured that
It Pays to Use
AVER'S Snrsapaiilla, nnd AVER'S
only. AVER'S Sarsaparilln can
nlwnys be depended upon. It does
not vary. It la always the same In
quality, quantity, ami ellVct. It is
superior in combination, proportion,
appearance, and in nil that goes to
build up tho system weakened by
disease and pain. It searches out
nil impurities in the blood nnd ex
pels them by the natural channels.
l'rrixred tv Pr. .T. C. Aycr ft Co., I.owrll. Mum.
Bold by all llrnunlMn. Price 1 ; nli hottk'n, S.
Curesothers.will cure you
The Percheron Stallion.
Will tand for nun-en at tho following
plnees: ,1. E. Mulholland. near l'anlc,
on Monday and balance of each week at
owner's barn in I'unuliso settlement.
Description. Sultan is n bright dap
ple gray, il years old, in hands high
and weighs 17" pounds: has good style
and tine action, and a good disposition.
Will show for himself.
I 'edigree. Sultan was siceil bv Old
Sultan, imported from France by V. T.
Walters, of Hnltimoiv. Mil. First dam
Die Colli', by I'l-ince Napoleon, also Im
ported from France: second dam, bv I hl
Nigger, imported: third dam, Wax
Terms.Vi.lNI for the season, payable
with tho Urst, service of tho horse:'l.(0
to insure mure with foal, piivablo as
soon as man' is known to lie with foal:
or ifs.ill to insure living foal on foot.
Parting with an insured mare liefoiv
known to h with foal forfeits the Insur
ance. All reasonable care taken, but
not accountable for accidents.
Thomas Reynolds, r., Owner.
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After vuars of sucees at his ofnre. Dr. Rur
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OT feim Ave., l'lttsburgb
Bend stamp for book of Instructions..
tV'Fur Hale at II, Alux Btoke's drug store.
i Luuuuv i roinicc
Town : Tan I
'Tho ponernl topio of tlie
Where llicv set ilicir
Their reply re-erhoes from
the w oodland and the valley:
You know they are always
busy in every town where
there is one.
BCCailSC pii es are the fame
" poods nre of 1st -class
" money is always re
refunded if not
" ' an apportionment of
of goods ishandled
that is in daily use.
" they buy for cash
and sell for cash,
which enables you to pet
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and you do.
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Wo are o
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The Jeweler, - Main Street.
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In fact anything you may desire In our line
in our mammoth store.
The Reynoldsville Hardware Co.
1 Panp.v mm
Thouph qiinlily " the br't.
We make the statement for
the benefit of those who are
not our customers, and so
may not know it: Ont ckk i;s
MAKK H'STo.MKKS of AM. WHO
A full lino of
The Iiest and Cheapest ever
brought to Heynoldsville.
A full line of Henrietta at
'ific. in all shades, 4l)c, ftOe.,
nnd .SI. 00.
Silk warp Henriettas.
Summer Silks for BOn. per
Ladies Coats and Capes the
finest and cheapest in town.
A nice line of Children's
Jackets from 2 to 12 years.
Men's suits the best and
cheapest you ever saw for
the money. We don't say so
except we can convince you.
Men's Suits, four button
cutaway from 10, 12 to S?1.r,
worth 14, Hi and 81S.
Men's straipht cut worsted
for 10 to 12.B0, worth 1(5,
Children's Suits 2.75, are
worth .'5.B0 to $5.00.
A fine line of 1 Joys' and
Men's Negligee Shirts.
will be found
llw JL 14.11 U i J,l
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THE LEADING PKlWilST,
I am poHllivo thnt I hnve wimrtlilnp
rich in Mtoits for yon If you will pull nt
my tuilor hIhiii. I lmve iwi-lvod nn cx
ivllctit seli't'tion of
I i-nn how yon the fincnt srlcctlon of
pood In this i-lty. All IUh (ruarantopd
to lio iK-rfeet. Ono trial of tho excel
lent cmhIm nnd work In convincing fop
all. Hopini; thnt I may receive a call,
Your obedient servant,
J. C. FROEHMGH,
SrNcxt door to Hotel McC'onnoll.
Gitii Meat MarKei
I buy the best of cattle and
keep the choicest kinds
of meats, such as
Everything kept neat and
clean, Your patronage
H. J. Sdiultze, Trop'r.
J. S. MORROW,
GOODS DELIVERED FREE.
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Quick Sales and
General stock of Ladies'
and Gentlemen's Furnishing
Goods and Shoes.
$1.50 per year.