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If a man earned the money, the wife
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The following theory bas been advanced to explain the rise and fall of empires: In primitive times, in the early stages of a nation's life, women and men .are co-·workern. This partnership and equality is the l.ntention of Providence; but when wealth increases by conquest or other means, the women, sooner than the men, become indolent, luxurious and idle. They are prized, not for sterling virtues, but for mere prettiness and frivolity. From that hour the national chamcter decays, because a silly mother is sure not to have -children in any degree above herself in mental and moral calibre.