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To Marry or, Not to Marry
By DOROTHY DDK.
A sensible, level-headed girl writes me
the following letter: - . .
"I am 26 years old, In business and
earn a good salary. I am successful in
my occupation and
much, liked by my
employer and fel
ilow workmen, but
I am not pretty,
and, therefore,' do
rot attract men,'
although I have a
host of friends of
rny own sex. Now,
my mother Is very
much worried be
cause I am not
married and bar-:
asses me by con
me. She seems to
think It little short
of a disgrace for
a girl of my age not to be married.
"I have, no scruples against marrying.
In fact, I should like to marry If the
right man came along, and there are
times" when I heartily wish that I had
a husband .and a. little home of my own
and the independence they give a woman,
but I eertainly have scruples against
marrying a man unless I love him.
"So far as I can see I am in no way
an object of pity, and I enjoy my work,
make a comfortable Income and have all
the privileges of the bachelor, maid,' yet
my mother makes my . life a burden to
me with her nagging about my marry
ing, and all of my girl friends look at
me with contempt and compasssion and
'poor Mary' me for being single until I
sometimes feel that I will be driven Into
matrimony In self-defense.
"What do you think of It?" Is there
any reason a self-supporting young
woman should marry unless she wants
The situation In which my correspon
dent finds herself is one which millions
of other women have been placed before
her, but for them there was no way out,
while for her there Is the open door If
she only has the courage to use It. The
woman of the past whose family and
friends decided that it was time for her
to be settled In life was compelled to
leap from the home frying pan, when it
got too hot to be comfortable, Into the
fire of an undesired marriage.
But the young woman of today who is
self-supporting Is driven to no such des
perate alternative. If her friends and
parents make her feel that she encum
bers the family hearthstone, all she needs
do Is to pack her trunk and go. And If
she Is wise she does so, Instead of letting
herself be fretted to death by the con
tinual interference of others In an affair
so pursely personal as marriage. Not
even a mother has a right to put a finger
in that pie. It's hands off for every
body, except the individual concerned in
matters of the heart -
Why mothers, who presumably love
their daughters and have theip interest
at heart, should be so crazy for their
girls to marry is one of the mysteries
past finding out. Certainly few women
have been so blessed in their own mar
riages as to lead them to think matri
mony an elyslum. On the contrary, most
of diem have, found it a hard road to
travel, full of disillusions, and disap
polnments, and privations, and sorrow
and tears;- yet, in spite of fnelr own ex
perience,, and the observation that they
have fared , no worse than the great ma
jority of wives and mothers they see,
about them, they are eagef to set their
daughter's feet on this thorny path.
If they gee them married, they do not
look too particularly at the man. We
see them so afraid their daughters won't
marry that they plunge Uttle young,
unfit, girls into matrimony, and when a
girl does have enough sense not to take
the first man who proposes to lier, but
waits to pick and choose around among
men until she can find what she wants
in a husband, we observe her mother
getting as fidgety as an old hen who is
trying to cluck and shoo her chick Into
the coop at night, fearful lest she might
get left out of the fold. '
Of course, where a girl is dependent
on her family It is easy to see where her
mother might want to shunt the burden
of her support on some man, but where
a young woman earns her own bread and
butter, and cake, and even . contributes
to her parents' larder there is no possible
excuse for her mother to marry her off.
The only explanation that can be of
fered of the mother's attitude is that she
belongs te the back number women, who
believe that for a woman not to marry
indicates, that she is lacking in personal
attractiveness, and that she holds to the
ancient and fallacious theory that mar
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riage is a nice, easy, genteel sort of a
The modern woman has disproved both
of these theories. Nowadays, 'there is an
aristocracy of celebacy among women,
and for a girl to remain single does not
prove that she was shy on charms, but
that she was long on discretion and wis
dom. So far from pitying the old maid,
she is far more likely to be looked on
Taking them by-and-large, the unmar
ried women are better off than the mar
ried women. There are more women with
good jobs than good husbands. The un
married women ' are better dressed,
younger looking, more cheerful and con
tented than their married sisters. It Is
the wives, and not the old maids, who
weep on your neok, and. come to you with
the sad, sad story of their lives. So no
woman who Is anxious for her daughter's
happiness need badger her Into matri
mony. As for marriage offering a soft snap
to- a woman, It Is only the very few
women who marry rich men who get even
physical ease. No woman in an office, or
a store, or a factory, works one-tenth so
hard as the wife of a poor man. ' No
woman, not matter Jiow ill paid, gets so
little for -her labor - ae-the wife and
mother, and why the woman who has
been through this treadmill wants to push
her daughter Into it is something past
There is just one thing, and one thing
only, that makes marriage worth while,
and that is love a love so great and
overwhelming that it robs' sacrifice of
its sting, labor of Its weariness, and
makes a woman glad to give all and do
all for the sake of the man she worships.
Unless a girl feels this way toward a
man, she Is wrong, and foolish to marry
him, and when she does feel this way
she won't need her . mother to urge and
push her Into matrimony.
And when she doesn't feel this way It
is a hard and cruel thing of her mother
to try to force on her brow a wreath of
orange blossoms that are full of thorns.
Women on Stamps
Everyone knows that the French
postage stamps are the most beautiful
in the world, mainly because beauty is
the chief idea underlying their design.
But evidently the desire for beauty can
be carried too far, as witness the horrid
story that comes ftom French Indo
Chlna. The stamps supplied to this far
off dependency have been of unusually
fine design, the centerpieces being por
trait and full-length studies of women
carefully selected for their charms. It
never occurred to any one in France to
ask as to the identity of these women
It was enough that they were beautiful
and that their portraits upon the stamps
were decorative to the highest degree.
But now comes an unpleasant revelation.
It seems that these women are actually
not respectable, arid that the' French
postoffice has been directing Its best
efforts to the perpetuation of faces only
too well known throughout gay life In
Indo-Chlna. 60 the stamps have been
canceled In a hurry and henceforth the
authorities will confine themselves to the
safe lines of natural scenery. . .
But there is no reason why we should
not. have faces of women upon our post
age stamps, and It Is a little surprising
that women themselves have not attended
to this matter. Why should we not com
memorate In this way the immortal
achievements of Mrs. . Belmont, for ex
ample, or Carrie Nation, or any of the
lesser Coadlceas who have submitted to
the agonies of publicity in their zeal for
the public good?. There would be a cer
tain delicate symbolism . about such - a
change. Mrs. Belmont's head on a post
age stamp would be a sort of reminder
to her followers all over the world that
they must stick to it if they expect to
win. San Francisco Argonsnt. ;
And the Lord also helps those who help
others. , . -
When you are offered anything free
look for the string.
when a man is down ana out - his
friends are soon up and away.
The value of forethought is often dem
onstrated by the after effects.
Even your beBt friends haven t time
to do much worrying on your account.
Nothing so completely Knocks a con
trary man silly as to have you agree
with him. .
- A woman miy not realise that she has
a gcvad figure until other women begin
10 nna rauit witn it.
Perhaps It might be well to- look on
the dark side of things once in a while
to rest your eyes from the glare.
some men put everytning off until
tomorrow with the possible exception
fit bill collectors, and they put them
off Indefinitely. Chicago News.
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The accompanying photograph shows
ope of the rarest of natural phenomena
a temporary island, which rose suddenly
out of the sea, off the coast o Trinidad
on November 4 last, and which has now
sunk so low that the water Is fast over
whelming it. It has a crater In its cen
ter, now nearly brimful of water, as the
picture shows. . ' :
At the time that It sprang into being a
volcanic explosion ' occurred In the sea
bottom beneath, and what seemed a
huge column of fire rose to a height of
400 or 600 feet above the water, sur
mounted by a cloud of smoke. The ex
plosion was accompanied by a loud re
port heard at Chatham on the shore of
Trinidad, and a blue flame, which seemed
to ehoot , out shoreward, caused con
sternation among some of the inhab
itants, and many, It Is reported, fled from
their houses and took ..refuge In the
brush, Intimidated, perhaps, by remem
brance of the fate of St Pierre In Mar
tinique, . when a withering blast from
Mount Pelee, swept likl a besom of fire
over hundreds of square miles of ter
ritory and destroyed the city and nearly
all the Inhabitants.
After the volcanic phenomena ceased a
new island was seen to have arisen off
the coast, from twelve to fifteen feet
high, and covering two or three acres,
and in the midst of it was a steaming
crater only a few feet in diameter.
After a while some parties were bold
enough to visit the new Island, which
was found to consist largely of hot
mud. With the aid of planks the ex
plorers were able to approach the crater,
where the soli was harder. (Jas and
steam were escaping from the crater, and
there was a strong smell ef sulphur and
of oil. Now, as has been said, the Island
la rapidly sinking from sight
This is a miniature example of what
has occasionally occurred In various
parts of the world. Several years ago a
huge new. island, hundreds of feet in
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THE DISAPPEARING ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF
height, was thrust up out of the sea off
the northeastern end ot Alaska, In the
neighborhood where similar things had
happened before. These occurrences are
more frequent In certain localities In the
sea than on land, but once In a while a
smoking hill rises out of the land, not
far from the seashore. A famous ex
ample of this Is the "Monte Nuovo," or
new mountain, which visitors to Naples
may see near Pozzuoll, on the shore of
the bay. Previous to October, 153S, there
was no hill there, but a lake occupied a
part of the site of the future mountain.
After a long series of earthquakes ' the
ground split open, and the, astonished
inhabitants of the neighborhood saw the
earth beginning to swell, up. Flashes of
fire Issued from It, and through the
nesures formed in the ground a great
mass of Incandescent lava became visi
ble. Heated rocks were shot forthi and
the hill grew until It had attained a
height of 400 or 600 feet, and it remains
to this day with an elevation of 440 feet,
although there are no longer any vol
canic phenomena connected with it.
In 1891 the Inhabitants ot the island
of Pantellerla, south of Sicily, in the
Mediterranean sea, were surprised to see
a vast cloud of smoke rising from the
sea, three miles from land. Bombs were
hurled high in the .air, from a crater
which had swollen up from the bottom
of the sea, and an Island J.500 feet long
was qulckty created. After a few day,s,
when the volcanic activity had ceased,
the Island disappeared.
One of the most surprising instances
of the uprising of a new mountain Is
that of the volvano called Jorulla in
Mexico. This began to spring into ex
istence in a broad, elevated, fertile plain,
more than 130 miles from any other vol
cano, on the night between September
28 and 29, 17S9. It attained a height of
mora than 1,600 feet above the old plain,
and it is still in existence. If the Jorulla
bad risen from the sea bottom it would
ftirm-eMen te t atcd.
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WANDr'VrANTS witl to ON
Their Appearance and Disappearance
Epitomizes the Earth's History
have formed a new Island.' Humboldt,
In his "Cosmos," gives a (dramatic de
scription of the scene when this new
mountain was formed. "The flat soil
was seen, to rise perpendicularly and the
whole became more or less Inflated, so
that butter appeared, of which the
largest is now a volcano."
Such occurences show that the earth
Is not yet free from the changes which
in geological times have produced Im
mense alterations In , the level and the
condition of various parts of its surface.
In the course of ages whole continents
have risen or sunk, new .lands have been
thrust up above the level of the sea and
old lands have settled beneath It. Some
of these changes are yet going on, but so
'slowly that only the most careful meas
urements of the elevation reveal these
processes In miniature. Multiply the
few months that the new island has ex
isted off the shore of Trinidad by tens
of -thousands,, and multiply Us area In
the same proportion; then substlute for
the Insects which may have haunted
It during Its brief existence the men and
animals that Inhabit the great lands of
the globe and you' have an Imaginary
picture of the vicissitudes of the face of
our world, which seems unchanging to
us simply on account of the shortness of
human life, and all of human history.
In comparison with the aeons of time that
measure the life of a planet
"Have you packed the sanitary drinking
. "Put In the sanitary towels?"
"Put the antiseptic soap where we can
get at It quickly?"
"Stored away the individual combs and
"Got the peroxide In the grip?"
come along. I guess It will be
safe for us to spend a day or two in the
country"--Detrott Free Pteas,
The Latest .Word on Woman
Selected by EDWIN
Dr. Scott Nearlng and his sister, Nellie
M. 8. Ntarlng, have written a scholarly
yet warmly human book called "Woman
and Social Progress." It discusses the
American woman from the biological, the
domestic, the industrial and the social
aspects. The following Is from the pre
face to the volume: ,
" 'The Amerloan Woman' and 'The Nw
Woman,' phrases equally employed and
misused, are in realty synonymous terms.
Connoting a woman who. breaking from
the traditional activities of womankind,
Is turning to a new group ot Interests
and occupations. The American womm
Is unique. In England she Is envied; on
the continent she is revered. No where
else In the world, except possibly In Aus
tralia, does her counterpart exist.
"The distinctive position of the Amcrl
can woman is the outoome of four lac
tors; "1. Opportunity of education,
"t. Freedom In choosing occupation.
, "8. Legal equality.
, "4. Abundance of leisure.
: "Because of these four advantages the
American woman Is the first woman In
the history of modern civilisation who
can 'sass back' and make her 'sass' good.
Her father does not own her. Her hus
band may not kill her, sell her, nor even
beat her. She has been educated to be
lieve that she Is 'as good as any man,'
the has been sufficiently trained to be
able to earn a living, she has numerous
opportunities for gainful employment; she
Is therefore self-reliant and economically
. "If she chooses,' on the other hand,' to
maintain a home, she Is well fitted for
her task. Equality, education and leisure
place within her reach the possibility of
becoming an effective homekeeper and a
"At all times, the occupational life of
the American woman may be a broad
one. Before motherhood, and. If she does
not elect to marry, through her whole
f dult life, she may pursue her chosen
vcMlon not stigmatized In any way for
being a 'working woman.' The American
woman, as an Independent human being,
Is presented with the opportunity to con
tribute in many different spheres her
share toward social progress.
"Many ignorant men and a few Ignorant
women still refer, with a curl of the Hp,
to 'woman's sphere' meaning those occu
pations Involving the maintenance ot a
home, and the bearing and rearing of
"Having chosen to build battleships and
mine coal, men assume the primal Im
portance of these occupantlons. - Upon
due consideration, may It not appear
that the development of high quality
Little Bobbie's Pa
It was of ful hot yesterday. Pa fainted
wen he got hoam. Ma put sum Ice on
his hed, she was cracking sum Ice wen
Pa calm In, 4 wen she seen the way
p looked the
looked at the chunk
of Ice wlch was
In her hand A
then She put It on
I felt awful
sorry for Pa, he
had just got back
from a democrat
convenshun at Bal
timore, & he had
got ' in with sum
from Chicago, & I
guess he marched
so much that the
hpt wether must
have hurt him a good deal. Ma A me
both felt the heet, of course, but we
dldent feel It enuff to faint
I newer knew , that growed up men
fainted, , but the mlnnlt Pa came into
the house he looked at Ma A me kind
of puzzled, as if he was In the wrong
house, & then he sed: ,
; "Three cheers for Falton B. Arker, A
Blllyum Wryan, A Champ Clark, A
Baltimore," ft then Pa fainted the way
I have sed. He fainted all at onst. He
just keeled over.
Husband, sed Ma, afterward, how long
did that Baltimore convenshun last?
, It was jest oaver yesterday, sed Pa, A
I am glad that It Is oaver. I newer had
such a hard time beeing a. delegate in
all my life. ' .. , ..
But I thought that the conversation
lasted less than a week, sed ma. Well,
sed Pa, the facks in, the case, are these,
the Real convenshun did last about that
long, but thare was a few of us which
i " M V;
The Bee by Tad
manhood and womanhood Is, after all,,
one of the most Important activities , In j i
which a nation may engage? Men have'-'
even concluded because women could nof';;
build battleships, mine coal nor make V
steel that they were Inferior to men. '
, "But waltl What part does the making.; 1
of character and happiness play In thewr
life of a nation? Perhaps, Indeed, the
whole future of the republlo lies within f.
the realm of "Woman's Sphere,' for ltjj"
le there that the new generation Is born
and reared. Speak of "Woman's Sphere'
If you will, but speak reverently, for:.'
through it lies the door of the future.
"During the last century man's sphere,,,, j
has been clearly outlined. Man haa be
come Industrial. With his nose close tc-jj
the grindstone of dally occupation, he is
devoting his energies to the production f
of income. Large scale factories, high
financiering, vast commercial operations '
great Industrial enterprises, appeal to A
; "Unfortunately woman's position
modern society will not lend itself to s"
optimistic a statement While man's ac-,
tlvltles for the next century are definitely-
determined, woman's activities are, or
the contrary, a matter ot great uncer-,,
talnty. Woman's capacity Is the great'
undirected force In modern society. . '
. ''The sphere of .domestic' activity, an..
motherhood Is limited to married womenr"s
who constitute less than 60 per cent of "J
the women fifteen years of age and ovtf
In the United States. The remainder-,,
the girl before marriage, the woman wh
never marries, and the woman who, tolt?.
some reason, Is forced after marriage t"
earn her living await direction In theirs
occupational choices. ' (
: "One-half of the race cannot efficiently, ,
da the work of the world; hence womarrv)
must contribute her moiety to social progi
ress. In order to make this contribution,
effective, some definite relation must be-
established between woman's capaclt?"'"
and her activity. Man, having chosen,
his sphere and centered his interests, re-yCC
mains comparatively Indifferent to wo5fj'
man's dilemma. The co-ordination, there'-j.-j,
fore, between woman and her life actlvU;-.'!
ties must be made by the woman herself "'
"The Amerloan woman facing this dUi
lemma stands at the parting of the waysWr;
The old world of subjection and depend?-"'
ence ties behind her; before her opens thejr
new world ot Individual development and;''
achievement Her opportunities for train?
Ing have never before been equalled; her
opportunities for activity are dally tn-i
larglng. Foremost in opportunity, theV
American woman may also stand fore;,
most In achievement; but it is for her t"-;
define the scope of the contribution which-, i'
she will make to social progress." ' '
bolted A had a other convenshun, thare -n
Was almost half of the regular delegates
that stayed over, & thay was all good
Sports like me, or else thay wuddent have
bolted. That is one thing I will say;-"
about the crowd that followed .me, Pa-,
sed, wen thay do anything thay doant"
do It by halves. The mlnnlt thay de
elded that they wanted me for vice
president of the United States,; to run
on the salm ticket with the Bull MooseV
they bolted A we had Our session lrtj
private. It Jest , got oaver In. time for
me to catch the last train out of Bait!
more that I cud take A stli! git here ln!"I
time to greet my deer little wife. Baltic"
more la all rite. Pa sed,. A politicks is''
all rite, but after all is sed A done. Pa, '
sed, the sweetest A best thing In all thew t
wurld Is the deer littel wife that always7
greets you with a smile. It Is then, look-i?1'
Ing Into her deer eyes, that all the wurldic
seems primrose & a Jure, Pa sed. . :.it
How much munny did you save out ol.'?,
the wreck? sed Ma. ;
; I cannot speek of sordid things" like""
munny, sod Pa, when I gaie into thenjfi
violet orb In -your ' sweet face. Theny
sed Pa. all the wurld seems to dance""'
away In a mad reel of heavenly Joy, Pit ,
a. . : - - - :;',,
The credftors was here this morning;
sed Ma. HOw strong are you? ' ,.
I can life 600 pounds with one hancVy,?
fed Pa. ,?. ' :.
,1 mean how much munny have yov.';
left, sed Ma. She dident eare "any v
thing' about Pa's prity speeches, she? 'J
had her right hand crav all the time?
Then Pa surprised her. "He pulled out!'
about o00. , -.;.
It was a poker convenshun we had, se7'
Pa, that Is why the good sports bolted" t
A stayed oaver In Baltimore. I wllr'w
keep a hundred for me A give you 4W
led Pa.'. ',- -..; ; :; . , .
Deer, darling boy, sed Ma. My king
Ma sed. .
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