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  ”Shop and Country Girls” IS there no way by which the hours of women’s labor in the retail shops can be regulated? I have never joined in the popular lamentations over women’s wrongs, for I know of but few wrongs to which any class of my…

  The Disease of Money-Getting WE were delayed one day last summer at the toll gate on a lonely road in the Virginia mountains. The son of the gatekeeper at the moment came hurrying across the field. “I’ve got the job, father!” he shouted,…

  Lord Kitchener’s Methods. AN English naturalist, who kept close company with the birds and reptiles for many years, used to say: “There’s no limit to the queerness of beasts! The longer you live with them the less you know about them!” As…

“The Mean Face of War." OF all the gods on Olympus Mars[1] is always the most popular figure. Especially is he heroic in the eyes of a nation which is just about to set the crown of Imperialism on its brows, to gird a sword on its thighs and drive…

”The Plague Spot of America” THE Prince of Wales, it is said, is at the head of a movement to honor the memory of Father Damien[1], the hero priest of Molokai[2], by erecting a hospital for lepers in London. There are reported to be about twenty…

”A Reporter’s Work” THE Philadelphia papers, a few days ago, contained a notice of the death, at one of the hospitals, of F. Jennings Crute, a reporter on one of the newspapers of that city.  To the great majority of the unthinking public, the…

”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…

”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…

”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…

Men’s Rights.   I have always had a perverse inclination to the other side of the question, especially if there was little to be said for it. One hates to be smothered even under truth. What if all the world, as well as our senses, say that the…
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