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recent ball at Olney showed that most
parents in S. S. do not favor late hrs. and indiscriminate
gatherings anywhere, nor questionable
dances at all.

L. T. B. wanted to have our opinion of
the English Suffragettes. They are rarely endorsed
by American women who never have resorted
to such ultra acts for any purpose: and it
does not seem possible they will change their
natures now, when better methods are taking
firm hold in many states, even east of the
Miss., long regarded as the “dead line” of woman’s
political equality.

Our notes fail to record to whom we were
indebted for the story of a dear old aunt, an
invalid herself, who was made the dumping
ground for all the woes of a community, until
her energetic niece began the Indian dodge
of fighting fire with fire. By giving one whiner
a large dose of her own medicine, she
worked a reform to the advantage of the
gentle victim who would never have dreamed
of defending herself in such wise. From the
same source came a description of a curious
bean in Africa that travelers should refrain
from touching a it causes an intense irritation
of the cuticle.

Eliz. T. Stabler brought us the following verse,

“Oh what is life without a friend
To dissipate our gloom?
A path where naught but briars grow,
Where flowers never bloom.
Tis friends who make this desert world
To blossom as the rose,
Strew flowers o’er our rugged path
Pour sunshine o’er our woes.”

Anna G. Lea gave through S. R. J. two selections,
first a just criticism upon the too
scanty costumes of this day whose tight lines
expose the form, often indecently, and when
the short skirt falls, only partly, over gossamer
hose, we can echo the remark recently made
by a shocked elderly woman, “I have seen
enough legs this season to last me a life time.”

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