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  • Collection: Nonfiction

”Why They Come to New England”[1] We come to New England because we find that the health of our family is much better during the rest of the year after our stay at Marion. Besides, my husband thinks the fishing here is unsurpassed and he delights…

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”Would Women Use the Ballot?”[1] Should the right of suffrage be extended to women, I am very sure that I for one should sit by the fire on election day while my cook and laundress voted. I do not believe that I should be any more conscientious…

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“Achill.” I wish to call the attention of the readers of THE INDEPENDENT to a pitiful story recently told by Mr. William O’Brien[1] in a letter to the English papers, and to their comments upon it. The story is that of Achill, a little rocky…

“The Best Fellow in the World.” I ought to apologize for bringing in an old acquaintance with such a flourish: for all of you know the Major, and have, very likely helped or been helped by him. You may see him any day just now on Broadway. He…

The Fatal Plunge The vehement controversy has been going on lately between some of our contemporaries as to the relative cost of living in different American cities. The newly-married couple with a small income are the objects of this anxious…

“Ability Misapplied” Vale, Madame Humbert! [1] The world, always keen-sighted and just in the long run, gave her something very like applause the other day as she went out of its sight into the darkness of her prison cell. No doubt she is a cheat…

”Women and Patriotism” A RESIDENT Jingo in every house? That prescription which the BAZAR gave the other day is the missing word for which we all have been waiting. “A Resident Jingo.” Somebody at each breakfast table to blow the trumpet with…

”The Temple of Fame” WE Americans have found a short cut to truth, which we use on every occasion. No matter what the subject in doubt may be, we vote on it. The majority, we assume, must be right.  The Romans and Greeks paid some deference to…

”The Story of a Newspaper” AN odd chance enables me to lift the curtain on a scene a century and three years old, and from the glimpses of real life in dumb show on the stage you can make tragedies and romances enough.  I unearthed the other day…

”Some Testimony in the Case”             The discussion of the negro problem in Northern and Southern review last winter, it is true, showed us the subject from widely different points of view. But if any Northerner, living quietly at…
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