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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1871.
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TOOLE SAMUEL1IEEDS A WIPE.
In the course of Mrs. Gordon's lecture
on Friday evening she made a telling
hit at the-lords of creation, who persist
in calling politics a "filthy pool," to
which we desire to call the special atten
tion of the Democratic Era.
She said that men were not consid
ered crood house-keepers: at least men's
house-keeping had not proved a succes
in California among the' miners; that
they were ashamed of the filth in their
cabins, and feared that if women should
enter they would be contaminated. Men
had also made bad work of the national
house-keeping, hence their "filthy pool."
And she was certain that a wife was at
present the most urgent need of our
bachelor Uncle Samuel.
Now, inltiedness and candor we ask
the Democra'ic Era if its editor has no
desire to see woman cleanse "the filthy
pool of party politics" in whicli he
writhes daily? That man fails to make
the political arena anything else than a
"filthy pool" should be to him sullicient
evidence that he alone is not competent
to take charge of it. Let our brethren
hereafter ltc ashamed to boast that they
wallow in a "filthy pool," which they
have no desire to cleanse or disposition
to yield in part to the purifying influ
ence of woman, whose skill in tidy
house-keeping has made her as deserv
edly famous as her brother's lack of it
has madehlrrKTjolitically iufauious.
et Uncle SainUel to "courting at
the gate." The moral liMUSnce wiu io
him good, and his speedy marria"gb V.th
thrift, economy and tidiness, which
form the embodiment of his waiting
bride, will result in such a moral and
political cleansing of the "filthy pool,"
which he has made while "keeping
bach," as will make him wonder how he
ever lived in the bachelor atmosphere
engendered by his own mismanagement.
"We exhort our Uncle Samuel to take
unto himself a wife.
The following extract has been sent to
us as a "curiosity" by one of the promi
nent workers in the woman cause. The
letter is from his son in Kentucky,
whose feminine peculiarity of "modes
ty" and "refinement" seems to be the
principal ingredient in his excessively
"delicate" temperament. Wc think
himself uud the "few Southom ladies of
his acquaintance who hold this matter
of woman suffrage in the extremest
abomination," while he himself "detests
and scorns it," should be placed in a
dainty band-box, scented with lavender,
and laid away among catnip and dried
clover. This work-a-day world has no
place for such dainty denizens, clothed
rmv?my -yw-alio W"tnc, al
ar . w:r my most sol-.ta5i.-.,
ur writing for or
d tx-.-i,.' z the woman suf-
. h. O.' all creations now before
Aiat-lean pcopk it is held in the ex-
.t fcooaihvitiun, I detest it and
mxtni "l! -conic Intuitively to every
, ifyit ?i Lhu to oppose it, and h'er
feeijUi". fil frcm t. "What is thought
wrfcaailvocatesit? She is
ihuxt&i by the m -dest of lier sex,
1 sx. . , ,y the opposite sax. The
...1. r . ...r,?7l. w
rt of all; the immodest, unrefined, of
on. I live noi ! lady acquaintance
to ijiTe- it WHghtest support, and it
i the universal sentiment of Southern
Francisco Alia of July
errv tree was shown
yeMertttv which was certainly a
ihead aOBe" rage. It measured
met in fUmgfli, weighed seven
mntlo, and had three hundred and
i ft$-fWeherris upon it. The variety
i aJOiiTwaLatfee. "ik .yal Anne." It was
fSR a3Br fiBrflfitg's nursery on the
WIHitinot, near Portland, Oregon. It
will remain Sat ehort time on exhibi
tion ; HeriK!f drug ttorc, Montgomery
11. uranch of cherries from Mr.
Laefliuflr uurht-r. nowon cxliibitionat
Kett. Fern- & Woodard's, comer of
Awit ant Alder si .rets, is only twenty
Stfwfe lt? undwejgUs over five
:Mmi. JShcrt too manycherries
on it to count. Tut a thousand would be
jwfetfii&s. we ti-.ink, and.they are all
, I.toliff.ovtl Annas." If that branch
ioflish thi Franciscans, they
ought. t th" no wc speak oI.ul-
.iasL 11.1 '
U San Franciscans and Portlanders
Uiiairtfee abtr.enjbig ."cherry story" let
(Ma t'Hx w dfd'last week, to the
ivm of ft-th Luelling, at Milwaukie,
"SsiiH4- 8te loaded branches of
uoxtras si jgfHui .Vnncs and gaze upward
amii the fchi;e where hang such clus
UUM ot , j ambcr-hued fruit as
. irative insignificance,
i tlie present loaded ap-
"ffees, Mr. Luelling in
ifcJrnes to California.
tfjJUirv ""ees that cover an area
tfftid judge, less than onn fourth
af ground. His other fruits
Ifcy 'Klihis cherries. His
li&k femes especially Kive
of i piindA?itj.'ield ; aud then
tjt le orchard well, f lmm'a
Ma'.i .. we can't do the Mihlr.
" , anybody who croaks of
' -1 ' u lflfrfiv nr 1 1 merlin tn.l.
-:. is p Kt artcrliold his peace.
-in dimity ,anL encased in local prejudice:
"I am treTfighSMo hear of your success
i" -r!rwSiietemperance cause. It
forms' in "asst h
' 6.000 MM"
MBS. STAFTOIT'S PEIVATE LECTURE
Says the Laramie Sentinel:
Mrs Elizabeth Cady Stanton recently
delivered a lecture in San Francisco "to
ladies only," but an enterprising news
mncr reporter of the Chronicle contrived
tn smutrsrle himself in by a Jell Davis
disguise, and reports and publishes the
whole speech. It contains a good many
good things, of which the following is a
The venerable lady said, to start with,
that woman was not inherently weak.
and that her debility only came "be
cause she neglected her baths, violated
every law of her nature and God, aud
dressed in a way that would kill a man,"
wjncn is penectry true, sue said, lur
tlier, that women by their own folly
brought the pains of child-birth on
themselves, chiefly by their method of
dressing, of which she had never been
guilty. In giving birth to her first four
children Sirs. Stanton said she suffered
very little; but cam1? to the sensible
conclusion tliat even that little was too
much, and needless; "so," she contin
ued, "I dressed lightly, walked every
day, lived as much as possible in the
open air, ate no condiments or spices,
kept quiet, listened to music, looked at
pictures, read poctrv. The night before
the birth of the child I walked three
miles. The child was born without a
particle of pain. I bathed it and dressed
It, and It weighed ten pounds and n half.
That same day I dined-with the family.
Everybody said I would surely tile, but
I never had a moment's inconvenience
from it. I know this is not being deli
cate and refined ; but, if you would be
vigorous aud healthy in spite of the dis
eases of your ancotors, try it." At this
point, says the reporter, there was the
most enthusiastic applause, many of the
congregation the reporter not included
Farther the fair lecturer went, baying
tjhat she never met six women in all her
life Who knew anything about babies.
"When babiea. cry don't, for mercy's
sake, give them that fearful curse of
childhood, Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup." Another idea, by the way, with
which we heartily agree.
"We scarcely know whicli most tn ad
mire, the sneaking cowardice of a "re
porter" who would thus inveigle him
self into the private discussions of a
gathering of women or the mendacious
audacity that would publish the ridicu
lous act. "We are glad, however, to note
the appreciation in which Mrs. Stanton's
lecture is held by the sons of women;
and we hope that women themselves
will be vastly benefitted thereby. "Wc
don't think we ever saw so much practi
cal good sense printed in so short a space.
BEO. ABBOTT HEAED PEOM.
A lady friend of ours incidentally
informed us, a few days since, that the
editor of the Portland Noutiiwest
sometime ago published nearly a column
for our especial benefit; anil our fair
friend wondered why we had never
replied. "Weanswcr that Mrs. Duniwny
did not send us the number containing
nerattacK. was tuat lair v wc think
not. Wo are fully aware that men
(should exhibit magnanimity and gal
lantry to true ladies; but we know of no
conventional law which justifies a !
woman in shovinga stiletto into a man's
gizzard, in the dark, without ut least I
entering a solemn protest. The next!
time our sweet editorial sister fires a :
broadside into lis we trust she will not
be so wanting in editorial courtesy as 1
not 10 senu us tiie .northwest for our
inspection and delectation. If she
pushes us right hard she will gel her
hair pulled "you bet." licdrocl: Dem
ocrat. Wcare sorry that our brother did not
receive our "reply." If the fault was
ours it was an unintentional one. "We
have wondered that wo heard no more
from Bro. Abbott, but the above is, wc '
suppose, a solution of the mystery- "We'd
dread the threatened "hair-pulling" if
we had the least idea that our friend was
in earnest, hut wc have never found our
brethren half as pugnacious as they pre
tend, so we venture at this late day to
send the paper with the politest bow
and most benevolent smile at our com
mand, hoping that our sturdy editorial
brother will launch hard argument at
us in substantial broadsides whenever
he has anything to say in his own be
half or that of his man's rights brethren.
TEIED BY HIS PEEES.
A colored jury lias been summoned
nnd will le impaneled at Cnmbridce.
Guernsey county, Ohio, to try the case
of Bobert "Wright, colored, for shooting
with intent to kill. This is the second
occasion where a colored jury has been
impaneieu in tnc tinted states.
"We find the above going the rounds of
the newspapers, and proudly point to it
as the legitimate result of the liberties of
the ballot. Can't women see that with
tho right of suffrage will Inevitably
come the right to be tried by a jury of
their peers ? We'd be ashamed to sit in
judgment, among a packet! jnry of
women, over the case of an unfortunate
masculine malefactor, and we wonder
that men arc not ashamed to try women
by a jury who are not their peers. "We
are waiting anxiously for the Herald to
speak its sentiments upon the jury ques
tion as related to women who are male
factors, or suspected of being such. "We
ask this of the Herald because it hns
been magnanimous enough to lend its
columns to a correspondent who sees the
injustice of trying a negro by a jury of
white men who arc not his peers.
WOMAN SUFBAGE ASSOCIATION.
We think that the friends of woman
suffrage will agree witli us that the time
has arrived when the organization of a
suffrage association has become neces
sary. AVc ask any and all such persons
to confer with us personally or by letter
in regard to this matter, and we trust
that they will see the necessity of speedy
action in a cause so vitally related to the
best intcxnU of the people of America.
Tiiis department of the. New North
west Is to be a general vehicle for ex
change of ideas concerning any and all
matters that may be legitimately' dis
cussed in our columns. Findingit practi
cally impossible to answer each corres
pondent by private letter, wc adopt this
mode of communication to save our
friends the disappointment that would
otherwise accrue from our inability toan
swer their queries. "Wc cordially invite
everybody that has a question to ask, a
suggestion to make, or a scolding to give
to contribute to the Correspondents'
From away back in Missouri comes to
us the following indorsement and in
quiry: "Dear Mrs Duniway: I have
seen several copies of your paper and I
like it very much ; but wish to know if
you would bo willing if there should be
war to take your stand on the field of
battle ami help protect the laws you arc
so anxious to help make. Truly, your
friend, Annie D." "Wc sincerely thank
our unknown friend for the above "lead
ing" question, which gives us opportu
nity to come right to the point on the
fighting question. "Wc do not believe
that it is a woman's place or sphere to
fight and kill and maim. Hers is the
greater work to mold the mass of man
hood in its infancy ; to give life rather
destroy it; therefore it is her right, con
sidering that she imperils her life when
man is born, to enjoy immunity from
peril on the field of battle. Yet, woman
has never been known to shrink from
the terrible ordeal of war. "If there
should be war" when women vote we
say candidly that we should be "willing
to take our stand on the field of battle;"
but we believe that with the advent of
woman's political era will also come the
advent of "Peace on earth, good will to
O. M., Oregon City: The Home Shut
tle Sewing Machine is furnished witli or
without table, according to the choice of
Mary-A. G. : -AW know of no such
work. Cannot find it In the Library.
Julia G. If.: Your idea that there is
something indelicate or immodest con
nected with the inherent right of suf
frage is founded upon prejudice, without
the least foundation in sound reason or
common sense. If there is anything in
delicate in American politic the men
have created aud fostered that indeli
cacy, and it is time that woman, with
her refinement and purity, should come
to the rescue before man's very presence
becomes a source of contamination to
the "divinity" whom he effects to tror-
,ty in ner youtn, beauty ami prosper-
ity, but whom lie too often spurns as a
l reptile in her age, poverty and helpless
Other letters will be answered next
Tkai'I'ixg ax Audience. Some
years ago an eccentric genius, the Bey.
Thomas 1. Hunt, used to give temper
ance lectures. One night he announced
that he would lecture fii Easton. Now,
temperance was not in favor among the
male portion of that burg. The women,
however, were all in for the "pledge,"
and, consequently, on Hunt's first night,
not a man snowett iiimseit in the nan,
The benches were pretty well filled with
women, though, and Hunt commenced;
but, instead of temperance, he put them
through on the vanities of dress, etc
They wore great stuffed feather sleeves
then. They the sleeves caught it,
then their tight lacing, and so on through
the whole catalogue of female follies;
not a word about temperance. And the
ladies went home hopping mad, told
their husbands about it, and voted oltl
Hunt down to the lowest notch
He had announced that ho would lec
ture at the same place tiie .Trcxt night
Lonir before the time appointed they
commenced to come, and when Hunt
hobbled down the aile the buildingwas
comfortably filled with men. Hie old
fellow looked about, ckueklcd and mut
tered: "Hogs, I've got you now!" The
audience stared. "Aha, hogs, I've got
After the crowd had trot nuict a little.
the lecturer said :
"Friends, you wanted to know what I
meant by Haying, 'Hogs, I've got you
now,' and I'll tell you. Out West the
hogs run wild ; antl when folks get out
of meat they catch a young pig, put a
strap under his hotly, and hitch him to a
young sapling that will just swing him
from the ground nicely. Of course he
squeals and raises a rumpus, when all
the old hogs gather round to see what's
the matter, and then they shoot them at
tlieir leisure. iist night I nung a pig
up: I hurt it n little, and it soucalcd.
The old hogs have turned out to-night
to fee the fun, and I'll roast you," antl
so he did, pitching Into their favorite
vice with a relish and a gusto.
Ax Oregon Papeh. Wc have re
ceived the first number of the New
NoimrwEST, a paper published at Port
land. Oregon, edited by Mrs. A. J.
Duniway, a lady who, judging by the
initial number of her paper, seems emi
nently qualified to fill the editorial
chair. T lie New Northwest is lively
and spicy, jrivinsr room to news, poetry,
literature, and remarks on the topics of
the uay. it is conducted wun marKea
ability, and deserves success. Mrs.
Duniway is undoubtedly an energetic
working woman. Arthur's Home Mag
azine. That was a beautiful idea in the mind
of a little girl, who, on beholding a rose
uusn, on the topmost stem oi wiucn a
rose was fadinc. whilst below and
around it three beautiful crimson buds
were just nnfoldiug heir charms, al
once and earnestly exclaimed to her
brother, "See, William, these little buds
have awakened in time to kiss their
mother before she dies."
Subscribe for the New Northwest.
A Dinner nml n KK.
"X hnvcTironsht your dinner, father,"
TIio blackiralth's daughter ald.
As she toot from her arni the kettle
And lifted its shining lid,
"There's not any pie or puddl'ns,
So I will Rive yon this,"
And upon Ills toll-ivnrn forehead
.She left a fervent kiss.
Tho blncksmllh took oirhM npron
And dined In happy mood,
Wondering much at the savor
Hid In his happy food;
"While all about him 'were visions
Full of prophetic blUs,
Hut lie never thought of the magic
In his little daughter's kiss.
AVIillo she, with her kettle swinging.
Merrily trudged away,
Stopplng-at sight of a squirrel,
Catching some wild bird's lay;
And I thought how many a sIkiJoh-
Of life and fate they would miss,
If nl ways pur frugaljdlnnera
Were Masoned with a. kiss.
The 'Wrongs ofSewing Women.
There are several organized agencies
in 2ev lork designed for the protection
of "sewing girls" from the injustice
they have so often experienced in their
dealings with heartless employers. By
the employment of legal counsel, antl
still more frequently by showing their
readiness and ability to defend those
who sufler, these associations have ac
complished much in this humane object.
Iho pulpit, too, sometimes is heard. One
of our most eminent divines (Bev. Dr.
Talmadge) saitl :
I tell you if God rises up to redress
woman's wrongs, many of our large es
tablishments will be swallowed up
quicker than a South American earth
quake ever took down a city. God will
catch these oppressors between the two
millstones of his wrath, and grind them
to powder. Why is it that n femnle
principal in a school gets only eight
hundred and twenty-live dollars for do
ing work for which a male principal gets
sixteen hundred and firty ? I hear, from
all this land, the wail of womanhood.
Man has nothing to answer but llatter
ies. He says she is an angel. She is not.
She knows she is not. She is a human
being, who gets hungry when she has
no foot!, and cold when she lias no fire.
Give her no morn I.attirioa-
I here arc thirty-five thousand sewing
girls inXcw YorkandBrooklyn. Across
thedarknesi of this night I hear their
death-groan. It Is not fuch n cry as
comes from those who are sinlifoiilv
hurled out or life, hut a slow, grinding,
horriblo wasting awav. Gather them
l)cfore you and look into tlu-ir fhivw.
pinched, ghastly, hunger struck ! Look
at their fingers, needle pricked and
Stand at the comer of a street In New
York at half past five or six o'clock in
the morniiiir. ns tlm u-mumi am t ii;-
work. Many of then . have hail no break
fast except the crumbs thr.t were left
over from the night before, or a crust
tlicy chew on their wav throutrh ihn
street. Here they come, the working
girls of New York and Brooklyn. These i
engaged in bead-work, these in flower-
uiuhiiig, in niiinnery, enameling, cigar .
making,lookbiuding, labelling, feather
picking, print-coloring.papcr book-mak-1
ing, but most overworked of all, nnd
least compensated, the sewing women. I
by do they not take the citv cars on
their way up? They cannot afford the
five cents. Jf concluding to den v herself
something else, she get into a car, give
her a scat ! You want to sec how I-iti- '
mer and Bidley appeared in the lire
iook ai mat woman anil hehold a more
horrible martyrdom a hotter lire, a
more agonizing death ! Ask that wom
an how much she irets for her work, and
she will tell you six cents for making
coarse snirts, auu liud her own thread.
Last Sabbath night, in the vestibule
of this church, lifter service, a woman
fell in convulsions. The doctor said she
needed medicine not so much as some
thing to cat. As she began to revive in
her delirium, she said gaspingly:
"Eight cents! Eighteenth Eight cents!
I wish I could get it done! Eight cents!
Eight cents!" We found afterwards
that she was making garments for eight
cents apiece, and that she could make
but three of them in a dav. Hear it!
Three times eight are twenty-four! Hear
it, men and women of New York and
That one case was laid at the door of
this church ; hut there arc thirty-five
thousand such cases laitl at the doors of
our Christian churches, demanding your
prayers, your sympathies, and your
charitable effort. Some of the worst
villains of the city are the employers of
Bights versus Ow.igatioxs. A
man's wife is very often the real pro
moter of his public actions, vet it is onlv
an extremely small minority of women
who nave anytuing tuat tieserves the
name of a conscience on public nil airs.
How could a woman have a conscience
about public affairs if she were taught to
believe that they were no concern of
hers? Give woman tho same riehts as
man, nnd the same obliirations would
follow. Another reason is the vast
amount of brain power and practical
business talent which now lie waste for
want of outlet into that great Held of
usefulness, In which no one would pre
tend that such qualities were not verv
much wanted. The whole movement of
modern society from tiie middle ages
until now, nnd whicli has been greatly
accelerated in the present century, points
in the direction of the political enfran
chisement of women. Thclrexclusion is
the last remnant of the old state of
soe'ety. The regime of privileges and
disabilities, and of all monopolies, Is
gone or going, and the whole spirit of
the time Is against predetermining by
law that one set of persons should be
allowed by right of birth to have and to
do what others are not by any amount
of exertion or superiority of talent
allowed to retain. John Stuart Jfill.
An old Scotch lady was told that her
minister used notes. She disbelieved IL
Said one, "Go into the gallery and sec."
She dill so, and saw the written sermon.
After tho luckless preacher had con
cluded his reading oil the last page he
said: "Uut I will not enlarge." Theold
woman cried out from her lofty position:
"Yo canna, ye canna ! for yer paper's
A young lady who was perfectly
thunderstruck at hearing of her friend's
emratrement. has since been provided
J with a lightning-rod.
The Uses of PasMon.
A writer in the Boston Trantcrivt
chats in this fashion about the uses of
Perhaps some husbands complain I
dare say very unjustly of the amount
of time women now give to dress, but
what If everything was Icfttoeaehone'.s
caprice? They must be glad that the
law of fashion, Avhich settles many
questions for them, gives tiicm leisure
for anything else.
Not that dress is anything less than
one of the great interests of a
woman's life. Aud justly so. It is the
language by which she expresses her
neatness, taste, judgment, and charac
ter, not for the sake of exhibition, but
for the realization of her own Ideal.
What a grotesque appearance would
any assembly of men and women pres
ent, tlid no fashion prevail. Fancy a
church filled with worshippers dressed
in all Imaginable colors and cut. Who
could keep a countenance befitting that
sacred place? Who could so restrain
his wanderinjr and wondering eyes as
to give attention to the preacher, him
self might be the most laughable carica
It was precisely to guard against thus
that clerical officiating robes were at
first introduced. In reading the Old
Testament, perhaps we think that a
great deal of unnecessary pains were
taken to prescribe the pattern of the
priest's tlres. But wc find a like mi
nute care in the old pagan temples, and
in the ancient sen-ices of the Bomuu
Catholic Church. In times when the
worshipers were half tlrcssctl in skins of
wild beasts, and many not dressed at
all, the decency of public worship re
quired all this attention to robes, but
any change of officiating garments is
Fashion is a great saving of time, and
in the main a great educator of taste.
But It is our most tyrannical master.
A gentleman's stove-funnel hat is hard
on Ills pate, and Is jammed down over
his eyes perhaps half a dozed times a
day. All the hat-makers In the world
navo long been trying to get up some
thing better. But not one of them can
command those associations of gentility
which gives pre-eminence to the dress
of the head.
Aston lady's skirt, a dozen things'
might be said against It. It is un
healthy, expensive, Interferes witli
walking, and sweeps the dust. But
what of all that ? We haveassociations
of womanly modesty and propriety with
mo garments wnieii will prooatiiy per-
Ieiuaie it lorever.
To tell the truth, I think the autocrat
fashion is here in the right. Tiie skirt
just hints at the lower limbs, but con
ceals them. Bloomerism seems to me
to be a prosaic, bold and impudent tell
tale. 1 have sometimes thought that
the long trains now in vogue came in as
a protest against it. While I see the
Inconvenience of the train, I like the
The traveler returning from Europe
sees that sameness of dress Is all Ameri
can defect. AYith us, all mcndressalike
and all women dress alike. The barber
wears a neck-tie and frock coat like
that of the Bishop, and Bridget apes all
the ribbons and flowers of her mistress.
A Frenchman, and Englishman, accus
tomed to see a style appropriate to each
station, when ho conies here takes every
barber font gentleman, anil every Bridg
et for a lady, antl then goes home uud
tells how vulgarly gentlemen and ladies
behave in America.
It is a clear case df optical delusion.
In the habit of forming his opinion of
lcrson.s by their outside itppcamude, he
docs not note those other indications
which tell us at once of one's grade of
culture and good breeding. When
Charles Dickens was first in America
he was surprised that the man who
came to measure him for a pair of shoes
wore Kin gloves. 11 lie Had not Known
this man's business, I suppose that
Dickens would not have doubted that
the kid kIovcs marked one of our most
now it wouiti ailil to picturesqucucss
if each class had its appropriate dress!
I think it was a step in the right direc
tion to putpoliccmcniuuniform. Why
should not each railway company uni
form all its officials ? I was sorry when
clergymen gave up their distinctive
dress. I went this summer to nn Oltl
School Presbyterian Church, and in the
pulpit were two young ministers who
wore turned-down collars and fancy
neck ties antl white vests. An unaf
fected prayer from the one and an earn
est sermon from the .other made me
almost foruet the incongruity; and yet
tho service seemed shorn of some eflect
through their want of deference to pro
uu inu wiioic, j U1IUK.WO ueeu nut
rail at fashion. We owe much to it.
Probably its sway has always been as
imperial as it is now. It is curious,
however, that we are quite ignorant of
many details of tliedressof theancients.
Such n vast nuinbcrof nudestatucs have
come down to us, that we know more
about the bodies of men and women of
old times than about the garments that
"Woman Sukkuaok. On a very brief
notice an audience of respcetablp num
bers was assembled at the Odd Fellows'
Hall, on Thursday evening, to hear the
subject of Woman Suflrage discussed by
Mrs. Pauline Iloberts and Mrs. Laura
De Forcif Gordon. The firstnaniedlady
opened the meeting with a few perti
nent introductory remarks, and was fol-
lnrii1 Iiv "Mr. ( inrtlon. wlin.ii aIivhiamI
argument in support of woman's right.
oy xiviiie law nnu me iuntiamentnl
principles of our Government, to equal
privllegesof citizenship, held thoclosest
attention of her auditors for nearly two
hours and at its conclusion, on a vote of
the audience, she consented to speak
here again, at one o'clock to morrow,
(Sunday), In the Odd Fellows' Hall,
when there will no douut be a large au-
clinnpf miYtmic f lionr ttm vin,Ad( .....1
.... . -- VMI11VJI, 11UU
'.eloquent tliscourse of this able advocate
Ari.Hu..1 .. .1 I . iti r
wi uiimii iiim iinjr.iriiai Huurage.
The ladies above named liave been
addressing meetings at Antioch, Kan
Ramon and other places in the country
during the week and have appointments
for Danville and Martinez next week,
aud will probably speak at other places
also. Contra. Casta. Paper.
A young minister whose reputation
for veracity was not verv trootl. once
ventured to differ with an old doctor of
divinity as to the efficacy of the use of
,111c roo. "wiiy," saiu ne, "tiie only
, tlnio my father over whipped me was
; for telling the truth." "Well," retorted
J the doctor, "ltcuredyou of it, didn't It?"
An intelligent writer fi
in some light upon her prcs&ft
and future prospects as fbllajvtK
So much has been said flat J
the style of warfare our friend -have
adopted to secure freedf'.
wish to nut in my little sa anutir Tt.
Not that I believe in wur.nny,-fjrthf'ftfi
Ido in medicine, but thea.nwi am .l ffetwWMrfS. -..(TaWK
s, anil t,ubaha4.en VXi'fcfiiute . . soiJK
bad for a long time.
people that had just anil iaifflrjfernWjaj
mi ii .w lilt jijktivu .-uu:uw. Ajyf
one seems to accord this much to tb85s'Jc
but it Is the style they complaiwf. , .
Sumner savs it is mn-rrillri -.-... 1
Well, so it is tiiat is, small W.rs.aucli
as our fathers carried on with EnglamT1
to secure our liberty. Not such a war
as we and the South carried on a few
years ago. Let Mr. Sumner orany one
else go through tho country where this
Cuban war is going on and see if small
war is not the Kind to wage successfully.
What is the use of bringing ten thousand
lialf-arnicd men up before as many well
armed men to be snot down, when their
lives, can be saved ami the same end
achieved by small war.
The settlements of the whole eastern
end of the island of Cnba are remote
from each other. The country is n wil
derness nearly. The great valley of
Canto, where the war began, has but
half a dozen villages in a space of fifty
nines square, up about the head wa
ters of the river, north of San Jago,
there is some small space of country
where the estates are contiguous, and
the country has a cultivated aspect.
Leavinfr this section, and travplinir
about eighty miles to the sea, there is
not a single estate, and not over a dozen
acres cleared of the primeval forest.
Standing upon a high peak near to Jig
uani, about twenty-live miles from Bay
amo, one can see over nearly the whole
valley of the Canto, and not a break of
the forest is visible, except a small space
about the two towns. What would be
the use of an army of one hundred thou
sand mfcn in such a country? There is
not a carnage road which tieserves the
name In the whole eastern department
of the island. If our Qovcnimcntfouud
dUllcultics in providing for our army in
v lrgima, wnat couiu uespetles anil Ilia
government do in the thickets of tropi
More than ten years ntfo. one of the
higherolllecrs In the present Republi
can government of Cuba told me he
could pick eighty from his own men
with whom he could hold out against
all the army of Spain for a year. No
exaggeration was 111 the assertion. A
gang of Bandoleroes held the woods
within twenty miles of Cienfuegos for
several years against a regiment of Lan
cers. Tlie peculiarities of the country de
mand the policy of small warfare (guer
rilla) no othercan be successful. Spain
has fried the massing of troops, and
what good has it done ? Has the Span
ish army gained a foot of ground from
the lilierutingariny ? If eo, only tohuld
it while t heir shoetaps cover it."
It is fit indeed they should hold the
home of the gallant leaders of the move
ment toward freedom, the old town of
Uayamo. Their miserable rule since
this century came in has been fast de
populating it. The bushes have driven
the town info a small compass about
the plaza; it is a town nmitl the ruins of
a city. It is sad to ride through ruined
streets to get to a town in this America.
Jerusalem is flourishinir compared to
Must we now blame a people because
tyranny has so impoverished them
that they cannot earn on a great war
because their country is so little de
veloped that a great wai cannot be con
ducted successlully? How much suc
cess will fill the nieasurcof our adminis
tration up to the mark of recognition?
One, two or three years of unsuccessful
combat? Shall the ample cause of Cuba,
groaning under the worst despotism on
the face or the earth, be counted as noth
ing? Our forefathers were incensed by
a paltry tax on tea. Cubans have been
taxed upon everything, from birth to
death inclusive. Woodhull and Clut-
Tub Lakk Supebiob Siia-ekMinks.
General Sibley received a letter yester
day from his brother, A. H. Sibley,
President of the Silver Island Mining
tympany, on tiie nonn snore ot uxvm
Superior, accompanied by a specimen
of the Silver ouartz front the mine.
The specimen sent, (represented as an
average of the mine,) fully sustains the
almost fabulous reports concerning tlie
surprising richness of these mines; the
quartz is tiucKiy impregnated with
suver, many particles ot which are
soiui silver of considerable size. Mr.
Sibley writes that thc.average yield of
me quartz is aoout suuu per ton, or 1
per pound, although they Jiave taken
out quartz which yielded from 15,000
to $17,000 per ton. He says they1
r-hipped $155,000 worth or the ore to the
smelting works in New Jersey, on the
1st of May, and that they had about the
sameamount awatingshipment when lie
wrote. The workiugof these mines is vet
In Its infancy. From all the indications
the deposit of silver on the north shore
of Lake Superior is beyond all calcula
tion. The farther the rock is quarrietl,
the richer becomes the deposit. We
learn that this marvelous discovery has
induced a company to commence the
erection of smelting works at Detroit,
for the exclusive purpose of smelting
the ore from these mines. We have
heretofore been disposed to look upon
the reports concerning these mines as
greatly exaggerated, but confess that
the facts are fast convincing us that
"the half hath not been told" regarding
their richness. The specimen sent to
General Sibley was examined with great
interest by a large number of our citi
zens, at the City Bank yesterday. .SV.
If words are feeble to express our
abhorrence for the abominable barbar
ities of the Paris combatants on both
side-!, what shall wc say of the young
tigers who lately in the public streets of
raii .r ruuuicu siuueu u. iiiiiiaiuan 10
death, while not a policeman nor a
citizen raised a hand to defend the poor
foreigner ? Ahd what execration is aeon
enough for the jury that brought In a
vcrtlict of "Death rrom cause unknown2"i
is tuis tno civilization and Is this the
Christianity which Mr. Burllngame
would have us take with the shining
Ui7re is oneJ comfoT
not quite gone to the bad. It is reported
veruict, it is, as the German says, tiuiteff.tixuaciinau'iaTne toetwrincae
bad. s. F. Pioneer.
:rirm kii i
r.whenSpwf ri wr- M n ,
ws?frW-,: -fcr&lfifJt&Siir . ,.r-
.nSHHW lo '
.i !L 3 i.u' ' hail
" "ryu airs panted 'nmniw -i
there, ,ru S'- .swans iT
.Whtefi, uylUevIoUs-VaygflSeyii,., , , e io
Aml the voice ot lovo-ll fronm. J. -ootc
And the crippled sunbeamSc-irnc.
The din or the streets or the dln?y i't2
Did the vouns srowths tako In fixity trUt -i
As If blessed witli a genial grace. J
Never a caro took the Bean, but to vio '"rt
With Ivy and Hop, that blindly rui.,
With small hands holding the siring!, whereby
They feel their way up to the sun;
Xor the Daffodil, bat to dazzle and yield
A tune to tho eye with its golden bells;
Xor the Giant of Battle, whoso blood-red shield
Enchants the look which It quells.
Hut Io! a mound a miniature mound!
A sensitive plant, with Its hands h;ilf-luit.
Stands softly near as in prayer profound
A Ileart's-ease smiles at the foot.
The quaint old Jew, w.tii his cheerful chat
On the habits and hues and names of. flowers
If ever glanced at this, the gem of t lie plat,
And, most likely, the laborer hours.
Till I said, -What Is it, my frlfifrflti niouud.
Moss-mantled and wee, liklglllrave,
And those typical plants Itint jlluni trnrrjilnd?"
I paused at the sigU 1 Jjy1R . ,
He spoke 110 word, butdjUmwgemai-.
The air grew sUll andWtjiiitqg,
And then, as the SensTnve'pluj; .wuslujua a
Byihe old man'a'hhftWt'v1
, ... , , r "J Ti:t -f li.lli
A vision aroeof agreenfgraxe T
In a distant land, tn th dlin$??r:l
And I knew tho mourner MsfciT6nf!Ciia
A yotitliful trlbuteof rrn. .rf&M
And 1 thought, this aUltitye terv.i&fuix i2
May have lived by b rwfc,) ryujfi n ft a! i
May have fawned, and lie
In the sordid curse of
, an J
But surely, I though:, love .. -.like .ltv
On Ills heart from tha, r..vn c'by-guue
hours; r9n,i) . . f am
And surely God loves thallttlc old Jit,
So cheerful and
Few people arer ftwaru'f .the. many
gradations of cojpi.rgjibLaefe thl
the commercial value!IV pJMi Of
course tlie first plaey-Wm:coreil fr Svhst
is called a diamond of fryuv w itejr. -This
means a perfectly colorless siohe fres
from every possibIe'gkade.''Tiiuap th?
lowest place is given co yellov si one.
though there is at.ijpec'itiijriy. & Idt.
brown, a most delicateji. nce, y dch
amateurs especially ptrah The reft vons
for lowering tlie stanSaHF o Ue'yts ov.
diamond arc siniply.vtliiwLiw ocrall
aud demand. If it,rtenuit;.Un'l t '
the tint of the topaz. It has, howe cr,
an inherent lire aud prllhaitey wll, ch
make the humbler Jtbpiifc; toxmeuu
luteiy unit by compact!!, met d.a-
what impair its firoKThe ' lue tiamonj.
where the azure oflthBai4juiie s ev
bincd witli the natuxaJLJu-it . l" lbr '.!.
mond; tlie rose-cdloretL fiu.utii'g tls
fire of the ruby; tlnfgreeii diarrt jifd, ri
valing the emerald,! att- j.iverr Rliade
When these colors are fntns)f,Hiait the
depth of tone is positive. tUiyy-jbecome
rarities of untold prlS'iu'' fire fancy
stones, on whicli no poSitl' "Value can
be placed. Milky ston with i lack
diamonds, save for the lustrlJj arts,
have as ornaments no. ihil worth.
Some very rpmarkable f rtftraajs have
been instituted to chrV' tti'eolor of
diamonds. It would, iwtaseirpbirlrorth.
untold fortunes could xuceuineven
depriving a ycllowTui.wiqd?of"ifs un
popular tint. It wa u hcWt one
time that this could I' e-ftcfc-- 'hrougb
the agency of heat Fa.ufryella5 atones,
by long subjection to tnc furnace heat
were convertible into pale rose-colored
diamonds: but, unfortunately, after a
certain lapc of time, they slowly but
surely resumed their original tint, i or
the United States where all the foreign
stocks are especially culled for gems of
only the purest water, colored diamonds
are rarely, if ever, to be seen. On exam
ining a number of unique collections,
recently, we only saw jewels of the
clearest and most limpid color; and,
though our curiosity to examine a blue
diamond is as yet- unsatisfied, we were
fully contented with viewing stones
which, even for the difficult standard of
American taste, cannot but fail to be re
garded as the most perfect of their kind.
Thk Women Captubh Trumbull.
The advocates of woman suffrage hae
reason to rejoice and to be encouraged.
Not only have they won over Sargaut,
but they have secured the valuable
assistance of tlie distinguished Senator
from Illinois, Lyman Trumubll. This
is a most signal victory for them. Sar
gaut will not be of much service, but
they will justly look upon Trumbull as
their hig gun. The latter showed his
hand very suddenly aud unexpectedly on
this subject. He was the orator of the
day at the celebration 011 the Fourth at
Galesburg, Illinois. In his oration he
exnrossiwl thn hone that the time may
speedilyarrive "when wonien-hall re
ceiysirxDisaiive pay for theomrBeifeerviee
f1 jf it v-.tf frri H30 to
,ia iengiha k? itrcz-JZiTui jua s
r ,tw t) Hyt