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   Critic (Newspaper) - October 10, 1886, Logansport, Indiana                                VOL III NO 23 LOGANSPORT INDIANA OCTOBER 10 1886 PRICE 5 CENTS ox THE BY SDNA C JACKSON Ill the boat they eat together Mollie and Maggie nnd blueeyed Flo With laughter HS light na the summer wosther Rocked oa the ripples to and fro lil build in the clouds sans wiusom Maggie castle as brave an was ever seen With knights nad ladies wlio offer homage To a larkhaired maiden they hail their qneeu Xay darkbrewed tyrant amilad oving Mollio To your castle gntee I will never come Tor far from the whirl of your royal folly I will reign oer the small sweet realm of home But Flo eat silent with blue eyes dreaming Of a kingdom where tlzeciu uevar frown Where the monarch of thought wonM bid her welcoace And genius would weave her B laurel crown Old time flies fast and he emilea at our dreiuuiuj M he Rives 113 our hopes he dsolos us peace Though your path may be paved with hearts of your winning Swaet Maggie your own may be ill at ease And Mollie your realm is sacked and brckan And black cog droops from your cattle walls The conqueror Death your fate Una apokei And your gentle scepter in sorrow falls Bat Flo drenms on smiling under the daisies With her at Inat oue can say tia well For of which is beat she learned the The rose the laurel or Immortelle THE COST OF lii to an Inquir Human Cntlio Hc Hebrew Other The Pittfiburg Times is in receipt of a com m imitation traced in a womans band on bine linen note signed M qairiag timidly what is the expense of a modest Protestant chnrob wedding in otadiag ministers and organists fee heating and lighting church and any other expense which may pertain to the occasion omitting floral The Times took the liberty of extending MEB important and evidently heart felt inquiry JM may be engaged to a modest Protestant now bat she may not marry him To save the trouble of a retain iry into the case J M E shoo Id many some one else The Times has ob tained information as to the cost of nearly every kind of civilized wedding modest and otherwise For example the acme of magnificence in the matter of Protestant weddings ia undoubtedly one in Westmin ster Abbey where the fees of the canon foot up from to This ia the moat remacordte wedding for a mDdest Protestant sat of churchmen thnt J M Ba intended oonld probably invest in On the other band the pastor of one of Pittsburgh meet fashionable churches furnishes an instance of as profit less a one 1I shant locate the story said he for it would hart the beat mans feelings to have it known The best man on me to BQO after a wedding at which I had received no fee and said I never hand ed yon that did I Well the truth ia the groom gave nee the envelope for yon and I had a present nse far the money and ao ftb I didnt hand it to you He never has since said the minister tLIt was qaite a remarkable case of a forced loan wasnt it Ag for a direct answer to J M Ea qaeatiming a laading Baptist minister made the most appreciative response with figarea which mey be arranged in the fol lowing table Organist Heiton 10 Minieto 10 White satin ribbon to keep the crowd from running over the briuul party lo fj Flowera 15 Total for modest Profeatnnfc Church wed ding All theae are figures of mertt respecta bility For instance the ministers fee ia olten naoch largee The Rev Dr John Hall the sweil Presbyterian miniatar of Jfew York is said never to have been offered less than 07 a marrying mem ber of his congregation while tha honora rium was often Again if one should take up the time of a great musician who Wifi alao the organist of a fuahionable ohurob with the performance of tmokney ed church music he oonld hardly apolo gize with leas than In faot it said that the organist of St SStflphena Phila delphia David D Wood has itia his con tract that no one shajl play the organ in church without his consent and at weddings he charges for that perfor mance The matter of Sowers oaoe cooro IB modestly stated in the tablo A florist furnishes another table on this sub ject Furchureh and hoaso according to elaborateness of decoration and upward Goocl decorations for church and hoose each edifice Fiowers for brides to for brides maids to J M B need probably have no fear SB to any expense in the matter of heating and lighticg the church of a representa tive Episcopal pariah Said a clergyman of that denomination Out churches are always open and we encourage church marriages In fact there is no thargs for If in addition to ths performance of tlia ceremony the organist and bellringer are wanted of course that is a different question It may be said parenthetically that generally expect for their services Oa the same subject a U P pastor said Wo I hnve never known of a chargb being made by trustees for the of abnildiaff in which a marriage took place I cant I approve of church marriage however I believe in marriage ceremonies being performed in the home as well as death and baptismal services Eomea should have as many associations as can be given them and not be as so often they are in this country mere dor mitories1 If J M B marries a Hebrew she will probably have a less expensive wedding in the matter of church fees than if she were a modest Protestant Tbis id aim ply because very few Hebruw wedding ceremonies are performed in the pyna goguea The rabbi of one of the syna gogues furnished this information One ijsnal fees for the rabbi are f 10 for the sexton and the organist to but there are very few weddings in the syna gogue Again if J M Ea final choice ia a Roman Catholic she may very likely escapethe sextons fea In the Catholic ohuroh marriage is a sacrament There is BO charge but an offering and when a grand service is desired it is usual tj pay the organist and the sexlon As for the offering it varies from to or the largest often coming from the people from whom the smallest is expected and of oonrae vice versa But if J M E should move ont of town and marry elsewhere these figures will be valuable to her Oa the Pacific ooaat the fees to a Unitarian clergyman ran from to In New York thersame while in the interior of Illinois they are from to A question which J M E omitted to ask for tbe reason perhaps that as the expense will fall in any event on her par ents it is jast as well for them to be kept in ignorance is What ia the coat of the usual adjunct to the church wedding the breakfast A caterer who ie an authority says The caterers willnot charge more than 50 or a head for the nanal colla tion Of course if there is wine it id dif to apiece at least Wcivinc A HcnrNC Chicago Herald It takes a heap of skill to drive horses said a Wabash ave nue undertakers driver yesterday Per haps you never thought of that before bat it is a fact The maa who drives hearse is always thinking what hes going to do when he tips over or looses a wheel Tben besides ha cant get it oat ofhis head that his passenger ia dead anj isnt going to get out of his box and pound on the roof Theres nothing pleasant about it at all Sometimes the minister rides with you and gets yon all excited by tell ing you that lie thinks he hears a lire engine coming or makes you uervous by asltiug you what you would do if the horse a should run away It iant good form for a man who drives hearse to look around when he once gets headed for tha graveyard After traveling a mile or so you begin to wonder if the rest of the pro cession io behind you or if the corpse is still all right A feeling sort of creeps over yon that yon must look into the win dow but you cant do it yoa know Not Youve got to sit up there as strisht aa a soldier and look solemn like There are Jots of thicga Id rather drive than a hearse but tberoa not BO much inonev in any of them Thats why I drive heirse The now one dollar bills are marvels of dextrous engraving Martha Washington ia nil her placid fatness reigns supreme at the laft corner of the bill The fine and mlnnte devices which cover it have nevet bion equaled in billengraving The ma jurity of potions however study the en graving of a bill ao fartiier than Use BY IIDRHHT MlxnrnH They calling uKnee deepl knee deep to night Iu the marsh below by ths tunk where the ruuk swordgrasi aud calamus grow Lllm fin army silver ami ths forging bella for tha northern sprites And keeping time to a rhyme they work thro tha summer nights Steadily up from their awampy forga the sparks of the nroflies riao the pool where tbe wading lilies make lore through haltshut eyes To the wlrppoorwill who scolds Ilka a shrew at the fluffy owl While the nighthawk flhufllos by like a monk in a velvet cowl And the but weaves inky weft thro the white star tins that peep Down through the cypress boughs where the frogs nil slug Knee deep I hove known a song to load a laUiujj elderly toon like me Buck thro the gatea the yeara to the scenes that need to be When Lho world was fenced from he iveu by one tOtte badge and thro Thia bourne the blessed angeJa looked nnd the asphodel odors blew 80 theae syllabi99 the eontj from the Biiigors among the reeds Have made mo to walk again knee deop iu tie clover meads Aud 1 see Ihe atormkiDg riding the summer clouds in state With his chariot whip of livid flame nud bis thnnder billingsgate And Z watch the strong tawny tide through the flags like a lion creep Where the frightened inhabitants cling Co the rushes aad slug Knee deep1 Knee deep I bend iu the rippled oreek with butter cup hloonui oerhlown Like the sold on beautys billowy breast its color haUhid halfshown Knee deep in the soffrou marigold flowers that prank thu meadows fair Like u procession Saxon children bineeyed and with yellow hair KUQO deep in tho whortleberries aunbrowned In the final atand With my torn straw hat half filled aud a quails nest in my hftud Knee deep In the topai chestnut loaves I rustle toward tha place Where the pert aua upright rabbit alts washing her iuoncent face Song of Uie quivering cnlma and osiers I nui wading again iu truth Kuee deep in the stream of Memory that Hows from the land oE Youth WO3KAX T be September nnuabftr of tha Kociiv American Review contained B remarkably bitter nrtiole on MTemale Suffrage by the well known novelist Ouicla The October number of the Review has a very plain though dignifieJ paper on tae same sub ject by Mrs Mary A Livermore in which she answers Ooida and criticises her writ ings Of these wntiags Mrs Liverraore says It cannot be denied that Oaidas books shoff cleverness She has a keen sense of beaaty and is richly endowed with ideal imagination Har general knowledge is extensive and varied and she his a wide outlook upon nature Bat her stories are ooarse aad unnatural in detail exaggerated in inoidsafe valgar ia their worship of lim itlees wealth and immoral in tendency Ear heroines are alwayaapangled bedizen ed atid nnreal creatures Her prepos terous heroes whom she presents as types of the aristocracy of the day are of the dazzling and nxilikely sort Like Disraeli she gives na a surfeit of splendor and fatigues us with gorgaDuanase But the worst feature of her novels is their coarseness Her dainty poppets have an inordinate appetite for the grossest forms of sensuality Her men rejoice in many mistresses They most have ripe scarlet mouths to kiss in lawless sovereignty be cause they are men They worship love wealth and eajoyrr eni They are ell god like and yet are higbsooled debauchees Her women are worse than her men if possible If married they have macy lovers and are gonerally Dnfaithfnl and deceive aU Doubtless her vaulting ambition to portray these eostB cies of crime berleapa itaelf aad suggests thb idea that sha may really be aa igno rant of the world of men as she must be of that of letters When Oaida attempts the role of the essayist aha betrays according to Mre Livermore Ihe same literary characteris tics nnd moral tendencios that have made her books and her name aa offense Her article against woman enffrage ia merely a directed mainly against repab liotm government and woman But we easily forgive her attack on this reform the alphabet of which she fails to com prehend from sheer gratitude that the whim did not seize ha to advocate it Not believing in tha the mob uneducated and unwjehed as Oaida onlia hag DO faiih in govern ment by the people and so levels her first blow at democratic institutions She gards the whole system of electoral power all over the world asabsnrd and condemns a republic because it does not carry onfc the doctrine of the supremacy of the fit test What form of government does Imperfection inheres in everything human ifonarohial governments which begin in usurpation are perpetuated by the laws of hereditary descent and supported by small aristocracies and standing armies have very rarely been administered by those fit to rule It is a hazardous business to change the ruling king or emperor even when he ia jnetly detested by his subjects But in a government of the people which maintains its permanence by constitu tional provisions the rulers may be chang ed at the will of the majority whenever they are dissatisfied Mrs Livermore observes it was neces sary that Onida should first dispose of re publican government and its electoral system for efae sees very clearly the ab surdity of withholding the BfcfJcage from woman if manhood suffrage ia universal Even Oaida concedes this rabid as she is at fchs prospect of woman suffrage Mrs Livermore next devotes a few atub bora facts to the hardworked fallacy that behind every ballot stands a ballet and than proceeds to eay that dropping the role of logician in which she is not a conspicuous suocesp Ouida grows pro phetic and uttsrs most dismal vaticina tions concerning woman suffrage She tells us that the net result of tha entrance of the woman into the political arena will not be for the happiness of humanity Ir female suffrage becomes law the reenJt will scarcely bo other than the emasculation and tha confusion of the whole world of politico Oaida aa a prophetesi is answered thus In the Doited Statesthe woman suffrage movement has aceiaved a most enviable statna nnmercially and morally In 1869 the Territory of Wyoming gave fall suff rage to woman At tne end of ten yeara Hon J W Kingman a graduate of Har vard College and for four years a Jadge of the Supreme Court of that Territory wrote that the general influence of womaa suffrage haa been to elevate the tone of society and to secure the election of bat ter men to office After seventeen years experience tha peoplo of Wyoming are more iu ftivor of woman suffrage than ever They declare that the laws were never respected nor enforced nor crime punished nor property and lire protected aa since womnn has taken place iu the jurybox and at tha polls Twelve tates of the Ainericifin Union have given women achoolBuffrage which in some States Hmitathem to a vote for schoolcommittee aud iu otherw gives them the right tu rote oil all matters relating to tha public schools nnd makes tham eligible to the offices of County and State Saperinten datit are elected or appointed to suih offioea as thone of connty cierU of deedp peanion igont prison com State librarian overseer of the poor school eupervieor school superin tendent executors and administrators of entates trosteee Jind guardiBna engrossing clerks of State Legislatures superinten dents of womens State collage principals and professors and members of boards of Staty charities Lnaaoy and correction President Gran t appointed over tive thousand women to the office of postmistress And although macy women have boon appointed to positions in departments of govermaexifc and to important appointments and trusts said Senator Blair of New Hamp eeire from his seat iu Congress as far aa your committee are aware no charge of incompetence or malfeasance iu office has ever been sustained1 against womanJI Mrs Livermore thinks it onTseta many of the RIDS of Ouida3 essays that she throws into the scales with women Glad stone who ia the grandest mini of the world connected with human government patting into the serious business of raling 11 people more of honor conscience and r sdnso of responsibility to a Higher Power than any other living ruler of the tim Great Curiosity to see the Bride Baltimore American Mrs Cleveland is still a great cariosity to the people of Washington The other night at Al banghs the people in the audience looked at her sitting in a private box ss if she was a wild animal After the playnearly the entire andienoe stood in the lobby in double rows the two linea reaching from the auditorium door down to the stairs out the front door and even to the car1 riage door When she came out they gaped at her and commented as if she was a professional beauty During the last few hot afternoons a crowd of ladiea and men too were seen aitting on the atone balustrade running along the walk to the steps of tht White House Inquiry showed that they came to get a glimpae of Mrs Cleveland when ahe went to her car riage for her drive See dot feller nit dbo e Shasttoud bells More as feefty sessty dozens Efrej day he eells How dhey ehlngle shingle slilngIo Efreyday und afrey night Vhile der ears off efrey single Shtorydeller eeems lo tingle MU gonfusiona and aSrighdt Bhnst B dime dims Sings dotfeller keeping tine To der tintinuppligations vhlch dot Kavln boet dells Off der bells bells bells balla Bells belte Vrom der shingling1 und der tinkling Off derbellfl Dabe a lesson vrom dkoae Sheatnnd bells 1 Look und see how paaeer Qiiiclrly oudt heee money fllieJIa Und der bells dhoy tinkle tickle In der hansa und in der Bhtore Vbiie rnit shmiloa der faces wrinkle Afc der fihtoriea Rip Tan Winkle Heard aboudt in caye off yore Und dhey ring ring ring All der timee like anyding At dhoae altogedher brerioufl absstaudu EEich Ton tolla Oh der beUs bells bells bells Belln bells Dlieie VBe blendy Wendy vork For shestmid bells Are Women Fairly Paid The Forum for October contains a rath er shallow discussion of the old familiar question whether women are discriminat ed against in the matter of wagea The affirmative is taken by Lillie Devereux Blake and the negative by Prof VanBarea Denslow whone argument is quite the shallower of the two In fact it is at times contemptible If there is any discrimination it id of ooarse practiced by men for they do most of the hiring and wage paying If at oar rent rates women are discriminated against then it must be true that at oar rent rates their work is cheaper than meus all things considered And if this ba true then nobody is more interested ia know ing it than the men who have work to do and are looking around for the cheapest hands to do it Now men are guilty of a great many thingp and a great many foolish fh in era bot it cannot be charged that they pay high prices or high wages whoa they can fiad oheip prices or workers Theygo ali the way to Europe for eheip laborers aud they went to Ohioft as lougns the law allowed it Thsy tire alwa s looking out for cheap Labor Indeed this is charged against them as ouo of their faults and some wooiaii have bean grauious to rsit ycato the charge Sotnetimas it is a fault nodoubt But often they do it to save from bankruptcy They may be prpjnrhced female help and they umy dread to reBOrt to it but hardly to tbaeifcuat of making daily overdrafts at their banks in order to avoid it Tbe man who discriminates against labor that is really cheap discriminates against him self In their ignorance human beings do often discriminate against themselves but not when they know il That is not iu matters of business They can not afford it If thoy do they will be beaten by the competition of the man who dis criminates in favor of himself They eagerly adopt improvement in machinery or methods of work will save the expense of labor If Mcs Blake 13 right the employment of women wonld immensely save expense for labor And that method of saving expense would be saized at once Tbe disagreeable feature would be overlooked It can hardly be that men are ignorant of the advantage of employing women They have been tried ia all kinds of work In some they have been retained And where they have been retained they are paid leas than men in some and in others quite as much In either case they are retained because on the whole their work ia as oheapor cheaper than that of the ine 11 who stand ready to replace them If they are not retained it ia beonnee the man who wants the job will do the work cheaper quality considered There Je very little sentiment in the matter foe the sirnple reason that it wouldnt pay to in dulge in it That the work women do is as hard on them aa mans work is on him is quite true It is more than More women than men shorten their lives by work They are entitled to just aa much credit for what they do They feel as tired at night They work until their bones ache and their delicate nerves are all unstrung and life is a barden Their faithfulness and deter mination are far superior t3 mans They have been far lees aided ma chinery A few machines have been in vented to help thera and do them but did you evec rettoot that while mans machinery ia run by steam wind or horse power womans machinery is still run by power Her knitting spinning and weaving are now done by steam away from home But their place at home IB partly occupied by additional house keapicg making and mending Still of course women are not so hard worked as they once were on the average in civilized countries Sams women spend tLeir time in idleness while their hcghands work themselves to death But after all these are the rare exceptione asd are more than matched by the men whose work is easier than their wives We raay consider it a misfortune that industrial capacities of tbe two sexes are not equal Bat so is it unfortunate that both are not still more capable than either now is It is a pity every man and woman isnt a giant in strength of mind aad body But realizing a misfortune and remedying it are two quite different things It will hardly help matters for one sex to be blaming lue other for all its Is ia too much like Adam laying atl the blacae on tbe woman Thou gavest me1 Longfellow to Publisher Every body is interested in a LOBJJ feliow anecdote The Brunswick Me Telegraph resalia some of the particulars of one of the poets early prose publica the narrow escape he had from mortification by a too hasty fii of rhyme and a proofreaders stupidity Professor Longfellow while connected with the college resided in the house en Federal street now occupied by John Bar rowa Soon after his return from his European tour and while residing here he wrcta and published Outre Mer Vilgrsbiage Beyond the Sea one of his first literary productions that appearedia book form and was issued from the press of the late Joseph Griffin Theodora S McLellan was fie foreman Mr Griffins printing establishment at that time and executed all tbe press work Tlie Profes sor famished his copy written on the out side of old dozsa or more being stitched together To famish each com positor with a take1 tho manuscript had to be divided by foreman giving each type setter a portion commencing and ending with a whole being returned to the Professor with the proof sheets The professor not relishing tbe mutilation of his manuscript wrote on hia next supply of oopy the following stanza tor Grifllnl Mr Grlfflui If yoa let that dtml Theodore Tear my copy nny more Ill deetroy him inn jifMu The verse was set np in type and re turned to the professor interlined between two of the most thrilling sentences of his work On receiving the proof he repair ed to the printing omcd in great haste fearing the verse might appear in his work and he had it stricken from the form1 Mrs ClevelandsTmet Oco of the latest storiea of Mrs Cleve lands tact and good breeding cornea from Newport cud ia tUas related by the New York World Miss Bancroft a grand daughter of the old historian is a very clever aad charming woman who is well known in Washington society She has never met the Presidents wife but some female newspaper oorreaponent from the capital ohoso to represent them as inti mate friends after the ingenious fashion of repeating all rsporte without taking pains to ascertain their truth which BO endears tbe Washington correspondents to dwellers in the capital In consequence of this report several perse ns who were not certain as to Mias Bancrofts addresa sent notes and letters to tbe White House for her to Mrs Clevelands care Several of them were forwarded and with one of them the Presidents wife sent a few words to say that she had learned how tais mis take had originated and waa only aorry that it was a miatake and hoped that though the correspondent had made an error it would prove a prophesy which was a very pretty and graceful thing for the young Presidentess to say Miss Ban croft was mnch pleased and when they both return Washing ton there is every prospect that tha asser tion will be make good   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