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About The Telephone=register. (McMinnville, Or.) 1889-1953 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 13, 1891)
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MAY A WOMAN PROPOSE?
DISCUSSES AN INTER- [
An Intercepted Glance—“It Slight Have
Been”—She Blushes and Looks Down.
If Tie Will Not Ask, Shall Her Life Be
^Copyright, 18PÀ, by American Press Associa
ago, in a city
miles from New
York, and yet a
city where hu
man nature exists
and develops very
much as it does
I caught a
glimpse of a ro
mance, a tragedy if yon like, or, if you
prefer, a genteel comedy that set me
thinking upon the question that heads
It was at a great reception, and among
the guests I noticed a peculiarly sweet
and gentle young woman, elegantly
dressed, richly jeweled, and bearing the
unmistakable mark of worldly pros
perity, but with it the equally unmis
takable mark of a crushed and hopeless
life. She leaned upon the arm of a man
whose broad, red face, sleepy eyes and
stupid month made mo long to yawn be
hind my fan, or to put it in one word,
made me “tired,” although he also looked
well to do, ard very well contented with
himself and a.ll his belongings, including
his lily of the valley wife. They passed
on and so did I, but presently found my
self, in company with a man who knows
everything about everybody, near the
pretty lily as she stood all alone looking
sadder than ever.
“Who is she?” asked I.
“She? Poor little soul! She is one of
the great army of martyrs who go
through the world whispering to them
selves, 'It might have been!’ ’’
“What, or rather who, is her ‘might
have been?1 ” asked I, and my companion
“Look and see!”
I looked just in time to catch a glance
from those mournful eyes that told their
whole story. It was sent straight into
the eyes of a man known to all the world
as a poet, a romancist, an idealist of the
first water and purest brilliancy.
And he in turn looked at her, looked
as souls may look hereafter across the
impassable gulf dividing those forever
Io6t to each other, and in whose loss all
is gono that might make life worth the
“Yes, I see,” murmured I to my com
panion. “What is the story?”
“Only that she was an heiress and he
could hardly find butter for his bread
before the world found him out. He
loved her, but was too proud and sensi
tive to declare himself, and in trying to
appear indifferent so far overdid the
matter as to seem careless. She fancied
herself rejected, and all in a hurry ac
cepted and married that buttertnb whose
name she bears. Probably some acci
dent, some unguarded moment, tore
away the veil from between them, but
too late, too late. They are both of
them persons who would die rather than
Bin against their moral code, and I dare
say that little look we just surprised will
suffice them for months.”
“What a pity!” said I, as we moved
“What a stupidity!” retorted my
friend. “Why didn’t she speak out when
she found he wouldn’t or couldn’t?’
“What, offer herself to the man?’ ex
claimed I in horror.
“Yes. Say in effect, ‘Why don't yon
speak for yourself, John?’ Why shouldn't
“Because she knew better than to put
herself at any man’s mercy.”
“When you resort to sarcasm it is a
confession that you have no sound argu
ments to offer, but think it over and see
if I am not right.”
I have thought it over ever since, but
cannot yet say with conviction either
that he was right or altogether wrong.
As a general rule I suppose all of us feel
that it is a man’s business to select his wife
and to offer her his love, while she is lim
ited to the privilege of saying Yes or No,
as the case may be. The man conjugates
Amo tn the active voice, and womanin the
passive, and the tradition that he pursues,
entreats, urges, while she at last yields a
HIMSELF AND IIIS LILY OF Tlik VALLEY
nappy b.usnes will flood her face, she
buries it in her bouquet or flutters her
fan so rapidly that he cannot really see
her cheeks, while she says in a languid,
or a flippant, or an icy fashion, accord
ing to the type of girl she chances to be:
“Oh, Mr. So-and-so! How do you do
this evening? Have you been here long?
Pr ¡tty gathering, isn’t it? Mrs. Love’s
rooms are so nice for a reception.” And
all the while, if the little witch dared
raise her eyes to his, the lover could read
their tender story as plain as print—as
plainly as she without looking reads his.
Next he, wondering, poor fellow, why
he never can meet her alone for more
than a moment at a time, and why she
never seems to understand his hints
and half spoken words and efforts to
find out her real sentiments toward him
self, seizes one of those little moments
and in so many words declares his pas
sion and asks her to be his wife. Per
haps half the girls who thus receive a
fully expected and thoroughly welcome
“Oh, I never thought of you in that
light; you take me so by surprise that I
And then the lover, alarmed lest he
has been all along mistaken, begins to
AN INTERCEPTED LOOK.
falter, and to wipe his damp forehead,
and to urge his suit with stammering
tongue, and to seize a hand which very
faintly struggles to escape, and so on
and so on until the fortress capitulates,
and after awhile the coy captive con
fesses that she “likes him a little” and
will promise to marry him, and then the
years go on until after awhile it is she
who does the kissing and he who turns
the cheek, she who talks sentiment and
he who reads the newspaper.
Now this, I think all of us are agreed,
is the proper and conventional mode for
proposals fit marriage to come about,
and our question is, May this method
ever be reversed, and the woman do tho
wooing and the proposing?
I should say she may never do the
wooing, but sometimes may give it to be
understood that at least “Barkis is
willin’.” Again there may be circum
stances where a woman stands alone in
the world, needing no protection, main
tenance or counsel, sufficing to herself
for all worldly or business requirements
and uttering no plaint of loneliness or
need of comradeship. A man seeing such
a woman moving in her own orbit as a
queen, and surrounded by admirers,
might well hesitate before venturing to
beg her to abdicate in his favor; to accept
him as her lord and master, the arbiter
of her destiny, the controller of her move
ments; asking her to give up the very
name by which she is so widely known
and admired, and to adopt his compara
tively obscure cognomen.
Or it may be a beautiful girl in the
full flush and pride of her first season,
with wealth at her back, a powerful
family connection, a wide circle of
friends, admirers and acquaintances, a
girl in fact with the world at her feet
and an almost unlimited power of choice.
A young man, obscure of family, undis
tinguished in appearance or manner,
poor in purse, perhaps a clerk upon a
moderate salary, perhaps a struggling
young lawyer or doctor, sees the debu
tante; sees, loves, worships her, and al
though he cannot conceal his devotion,
he no more thinks of declaring it than
he does of asking the evening star to
come down and illuminate his humble
Now if the stately and self sufficing
woman, or if the lovely girl upon her
pedestal of sweet pre-eminence, should
cast her eyes upon the silent and un
presuming adorer, should look and lis
ten and read the secret of his love, and
feel that in that love lies all the promise
of the future, should also perceive that
so deep is the man’s self distrust and
consciousness of the great gulf life has
opened between them that he dares not
speak—what is she to do?
To bury her own feelings and not per
ceive his? To go on through life with a
sense of loss ever growing upon her? To
marry another man and creep along at
his side like a broken hearted captive,
like the poor child I described first?
Is she to bury the best possible love of
her life, and smooth over the grave, and
plant it to grain—good practical, mar
ketable grain—or perhaps to hollyhocks
and sunflowers and flaunting poppies?
Ah! well, some women, many women,
do one of theso things, and the air is full,
full, could we only hear them, of these
“might have beens,” the sobbing, sigh
ing, weary moans of hungry hearts; very
mistaken, perhaps, in their estimate of
what would have made them happy, but
not to be convinced of it by their own
reason or that of any one else. “There
is no cream so rich as that which rises on
spilt milk,” says the proverb, and a very
wise one too.
Should, then, the woman or the girl in
such case boldly grasp the golden fruit
not offered to her; should she, instead of
modestly pretending unconsciousness,
tear aside the mask under which the
man is trying to disguise his heart and
force him to reveal the love he had
sworn to die rather than to tell? Must
she in one word make the proposal he is
too shy, too proud or too honest to
Well, yes; why not? And yet even as
I write tlie word the deep instinct of
womanhood rises up within me and says
No! Better to die of a broken heart than
to live without self respect!
Now which is the true answer? The
cold Yes of Reason, or the eager No of
Well, one why not is a grave doubt as
to how such a course would affect the
married life of a couple so brought to
Lives there a man so magnanimous
that when the inevitable “little differ
ence” arises, and she says, “I wonder
you ever fancied you wanted me for a
wife!” would not sometimes reply:
"I don’t believe I ever should, if you
had not put it in my head!” Or is there
a woman, who, with a feminine capacity
of self torture, would not sometimes say
either to herself or her husband:
“You do not care for me because I
asked you to marry me. Yon only said
yes because you couldn't bear to say no!”
So after all we leave the matter about
where wo found it, the pros balancing
the cons so nearly that every weigher's
individual feelings will give the scale its
downward tendency, now to the right
hand, now to the left, and each eager,
anxious heart must remain a law unto it
self only restrained by tho immutable de
crees of good taste and womanly delicacy.
East and South
Accomplished Girl Graduates from
Cincinnati Technical School.
The Cincinnati technical school has
taken a step in advance of any of the
other manual training schools of the
country. It permits girls to take all its
courses, even to engineering and carpen
ter work, if they desire. At the com
mencement this summer two young la
dies received diplomas who were içore
thoroughly accomplished in some ways
than any girl graduates of the season, it
is safe to say. These young women
were Lucy Mary Riggs and Julia Bedin-
ger. They were both of them bright,
spirited Kentucky maidens. They not
only learned architectural and mechan
ical drawing, but became expert in the
use of carpenters’ tools, and are prac
tically familiar with the use of steam
machinery. Now I hope they will go
on and make use of their knowledge in
some way, either as teachers, manual
workers or draftsmen.
Helen Watterson, the “Woman About
Town” of the New York Evening Sun,
one of the brightest, jolliest newspaper
women, I know, as well as one of the
most industrious, confides to me that
when she reads about the literary women
who are written up so much, have their
pictures printed in the newspapers, etc.,
and a beautiful story told of how they
work eight anil ten hours a day in an
office, and have time to keep house, go
into society, dress up in all the latest
frills of fashion, have splendid recep
tions and do their full duty as domestic
women besides—she, the “Woman About
Town,” simply does not believe it Be
tween ourselves, no more do I.
The marriage service of the Episcopal
church is so beautiful and impressive, is
it? Oh, yetfl Bnt it contains that de
grading and monstrous word “obey.” It
is better to live an old maid a thousand
years than to promise to obey a man.
The Michigan legislature has passed a
law requiring that one of the professors
at the state university shall be a woman.
I congratulate Michigan on its enlight
Illinois is the twenty-third state to
pass a school suffrage law for women.
Now let the Illinois mothers and other
female voters turn out en masse at the
next election and show that they at least
appreciate the noble right of suffrage
their husbands and brothers have con
ferred on them.
If Hived in Illinois no kind of weather
could keep me home from the polls on
school election day.
Marion Hazard, of Providence, can
harness a horse in four minutes and thirty
The most accomplished girl of her age
in America is probably Edna K. Wooley,
of Chicago, aged seventeen. She passed
the highest examination ever recorded
for assistant bookkeeper in the postoffice
of that city. She intends to become an
expert bank bookkeeper. She plays the
piano and church organ. Of evenings
she studies Latin, German and litera
ture. She also paints very creditably.
Besides that she can fence, row, fish,
box and ride horseback, and “just loves
to dance.” At the business college where
she graduated she did a year's work in
Miss Mary IL Krout secured her pres
ent place on the editorial staff of the
Chicago Inter-Ocean because of the bril
liant political répertoriai work she did
for her paper in Indiana during the
Harrison campaign. In that state she
had the whole management of The
Inter-Ocean's political news dispatches
and reporting during the campaign.
Women must always be beaten when
they come in competition with men in
the industrial field, must they?
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NOTICE is hereby given, that, pursuant
to the order of County court of Ktateof Ore
gon for Multnomah county, duly made and
entered in the matter of the Estate of Geo. L.
Woods, deceased, tlie undersigned will on
Friday the Ttli day of August ls'.H, at tin-
hour of one o’clock in the afternoon, at the
frontdoor of the County court House in
McMinnville, Yamhill county, Oregon, sell
at public auction to the highes t bidder the
undivided half of south half of Donation
landclaim of CalebWood and wife in Yamhill
county. Oregon. That said property will he
sold subject to a mortgage thereon for$1415,
and interest from November 17, 1H84 at x
per cent, per annum, and the right of
the tenant on said property in the crop
for the current year, Terms of sale; ten
per cent, cash, on day of sale ami balance
on confirmation of sale and delivery of
A. G W.\ 1.1.1 N<
Administrator of the Estate of Geo, L.
June 2; 27.
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E liaa A rchard C onner .
coy and reluctant assent to his suit, is so
flattering to the pride of both sexes that
it probably will never die. But in point
of fact, is that tradition a law of obliga
tion? Has it any true inwardness?
Well, I think it has, and yet that wom
an’s face, that man's weary and hope
less eyes, riso up before me and say, It
One instance does not make a rule,
however—in fact, we are all fond of say
ing that the exception proves the rule,
and the case I have quoted is certainly
an exceptional one—but the question is,
does it prove anything one way or the
Again, I think we are all too fond of
laying down rules and then trying to fit
other people- into them, whereas human
—is the cause of no end of suf
nature is always breaking out in origi
fering. A safe and certain remedy is
nal directions and making new laws for
itselt, altnougn they may be laws that
nobody but their framers recognize.
A girl and a young man “meet by
It can do you no harm. It may do
chance, the usual way,” and are mutually
you much good. Here is the testi
attached. After a little while he begins
of one sufferer who has been
to think he would like to see that face
made a “ a new man.”
opposite his at table for the rest of his
I had been troubled many years
life. The same idea occurs to her, but
with disease of the kidneys when
kind Providence sent Dr. Henley
whereas he, so soon as he knows his own
with the Oregon Kidney Tea to my
mind, proceeds to display it in the most
hotel. It had an almost miracu
lous effect and in a few days I was
reckless fashion, so that all the world
a new man. G. A. TUPPER,
assists at the wooing, she—that is, in the
Proprietor Occidental Hotel,
Santa Rosa, Cal.
more usual way of proceeding—makes it
the study of her life to conceal her pre
i It has cured thousands;
dilections and her hopes. She watches
I why not you ? To-mor
the door until he appears, and by the
row may be too late.
time he is in the room she has her back
Your druggist will tell you about
turned and is talking with an air of
it. Ask him.
eager interest to whomever comes to
hand. He, looking around the room,
espies her cold shoulder and at once
F. W. FENTON,
W. M. RAMSEY.
makes for it as a storm driven vessel
does for harbor. He comes, and a deli
cious thrill of joy speeds along the tele
phonic nerves of her whole system and
M rs . F rank L eslie .
whispers to her heart, “He is here! he is
1 he total length of the Brooklyn bridge M c M innville ,
Then she turns with the best air of in j is 6,537 feet. It Is 135 feet above the river,
Rooms 1 and 2, Union Block,
difference she can muster, and if the I computed from the middle of the span.
Fortin id. . 8:00 a nt t Roseburg... 5:40 pm
f! :20 a m | Portland .
Alban, Local, 0111,. Eicept Sands,.
Portland .5: p m Albany.......... 9: pm
Albany.......... 5: a nt, Portland
T hk C kntaur C ompany , 77 M urray S trebt , N ew Y ork .
An Ensign’s Debut.
This season’s crop of Annapolis gradu
ates has been neatly distributed about the
navy, and several of t he luckiest young
sters have settled in the Brooklyn navy
One of them was assigned to the Phila
delphia, and one fine morning he was put
on duty as officer of tho deck for one of the
niorniDg watches. It was his first “active
duty,” and his chest expanded a full inch
as he buckled on his sword and marched
to the quarter deck. This was at 10 o’clock,
and his watch was till noon. In this trick
there is but one order to be given. That
comes at seven bells (half-past 11 o’clock);
and to this effect: “Bosun’s mate. Pipe
The youngster had “boned” up on his
duties carefully, and struck a superb atti
tude on the bridge as the seven strokes be
gan, clearing his throat to give the regula
tion nautical ring to his order. And to
make him especially careful, he knew, al
though he could not see them, that half
the ship’s company were hidden away some
where intently watching his debut.
So as the seventh bell rang out on the
sultry air he sangout, in a voice to be heard
half way across the basin, “Bo-o-o-sun’s
“Aye, aye, sir!” responded tLat function
ary, stumbling aft with his whistle in his
The boatswain’s mate endeavored to
pucker for a whistle, but his lips divided
in a grin that made blowing impossible,
while a shont of laughter camo from all
along the deck.
“No, no,” stammered the unfortunate
ensign, “I mean 'Peep swipers.’ ”
The boatswain’s mate nearly fell into a
fit at this, and the screams of laughter
from the onlookers well nigh started the
cruiser from her moorings. The youngster
lost his head completely at this second dis
aster, and it took seven men I" keep him
from jumping into the East river.
The whistle was finally sounded and the
sweeping trick was done, but the youth
bad his meals brought to him in his berth
all that day, and spent his month’s pay
the following twenty-four hours in buying
the silence of his comrades.—New York
A rnuaaeipnia uuae carries a cane 250
years old that has been in almost every
country of the globe.
Calf love is called calf love because man
Is such a stupid animal as to remember it
all the days of his life.
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