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About The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 18, 1871)
A Journal ror the People.
Devoted to the Interests of Humanity.
Indepandent In Politics .and-tteltglon.
Mire 'to nll 'IJve lssues,and Thoroughly
Radical In Opposing and Exposing thoVfrong
of the Masses.
Correspondents writing over assumed slgna-
- tures must make known tneir names to me
- Editor, or no attention will bo given to their
Free Speech, Free Press, Freo People.
POliTIiAOT)? OREGON? FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1871.
. The arguments advanced by Mrs.
Xaura DeHorce Gordon in support of
twoman suffrage have won for her, In
this community at all events, the more
thoughtful consideration of those who
-heard her. "Wc were unable to attend
on Saturday evening, but have been
informed by one ormorewho were there
that she elucidated the point clear
enough, showing some of the advan
tages to be derived by extending the
right of suffrage to woman, chief among
which was that It would give her a
standing among men, and enable her
the better to demand, among other
1 things, a just recompense for her ser
vices; showing that woman was not
paid proportionately with man for any
work performed by her. The argument
that the ballot is a potent charm for
bringing upward any class to whom it
has been given was substantiated by a
number of proofs, and the fair speaker
might have added, in support of her
view, that of one of the leading judicial
minds of our own Oregon, who, a few
years ago, when Agent liarnliart of the
Umatilla Indian Keservatiou had ex
posed at the Stutc Fair in Salem a very j
choice variety of vegetables raised by
the Umatilla Indians, took the press of
the State to task in a well written letter
to thcSan Francisco Bulletin, in which,
according to the best of our recollection,
it was said that the reason for this
could not be explained except upon the
theory that "Indians were not voters,"
and consequently their productions
amounted to nothing in the estimation
of reporters. "Give everybody the bal
lot, and then we shall be free and equal,"
is the cream of the argument.
The above, which we clip from the
Porllajjd Bulletin, is evidence enough to
Snvince the most skeptical reader of
that able journal that its editor is con
verted to the principle of woman suf
frage. The "sturdy oak and clinging
vine" theory has lost its strong hold
upon him, and permitted him to escape
into the atmosphere of common sense ;
therefore we look to hear no more from
him concerning his pet theories and
protty talk that amount to nothing but
Wo have been deeply gratified at the
fairness and candor of the public press
in .regard to Mrs. Gordon. Ten years
ago, nay, five years ago, had she essayed
to lecture in Portland on this mooted
question the press and people would have
been horror-stricken; but their preju
dices have been so far overcome that
they are gravely considering this vital
issue, and the day is not far distant when
all will wonder that they ever were op
posed to it.
has had no "set back." Don't worry
about us, Bro. It grieves us to sec you
feel so "mad."
If you'll conquer the silly notion that
men arc "brutes" you'll feel a great deal
better. Men are not ltalf so bad as you
picture them; and women, for whose
rights you give us credit for fighting so
"heroically," haven't "brutes" for hus
bands. Not a bit of it. They htrc hus
bands who agree with them uyon the
fundamental principles of harmonious
government, otherwise those husbands
would compel their acquiescence in
man's rights doctrine. Take your sym
pathy home to your wife, Bro. Equal
rights women have no need of It.
A WOMAN TEMPEBAKOE LEOTUEEB,
During two evening's of this week
Mrs. Carrie F. Young, editress of the
San Francisco 11 bman'f Journal, lec
tured on temperance in this city to fair
audiences. Mrs. Young is a lady of
about forty summers, wears curls, has a
high forehead, a sallow complexion, a
big mouth bearing a pleasant smile, is
not a bit pretty, and is an educated, sen
sible, practical woman, if wc may judge
from her lectures, which abound in
good sense, practical ideas anil logical
argument. If she will leave women's
rights alone, and devote her time and
talents to such subjects as she treated of
in our city, no fear but that she will ac
complish great good and become a bless
ing wherever her potent voice is heard.
The above complimentary notice of
our estimable contemporary is clipped
from the columns of the Albany Demo
crat. Our brother of the Democrat holds
on to the fallacy of man's rights with a
ridiculously pertinacious death-grip. An
"educated, practical and sensible wom
an," whose "lectures abound in good
sense, practical ideas and logical argu
ment," is just as certain to see the neces
sity of recognizing her inherent rights of
citizenship, and of advocating them
upon the rostrum, as she is certain to
sec the great lack of good and whole
some laws, usages and regulations which
have combined to make temperance re
form a national necessity. Mrs. Y'oung
is a woman whose mind is fully alive to
the great vitul issues of the day, and,
like other women who liave brains above
the capacity of a rabbit is not afraid to
give vent to her principles. The woman
suffragist is a physician who strikes at
the very root of national, social and po
litical ulcers. The non-committal tem
perance lecturer is a quack who poul
tices these moral ulcers without trying
to effect a radical cure by removing the
cause of ulcerous formations. A woman
with insufficient brains to become a suf
fragist wouldn't know enough to lecture
understandlngly upon any subject.
THE "ENTEBPjHSE" IS MAD
Our brother of the Enterprise, who has
behaved very decently since receiving
our castigation a few weeks since, and
who, consequently, deserves a little
commendation, has worked himself into
hysterics over the failure of Mrs. Gordon
to secure a hall to lecture in at Oregon
"Wo agree with him that there was
ovldently a lack of exertion on the part
of the strong-minded sisters and broth
ers of Oregon City; but this lack was
only evment; it was not real. Mrs.
uoruon's circulars and letters did not
reach the city in time for an extended
notice of her lecture, and the man who
it. i i - .
rents me nau jockcu iier out of it, "We
presume he is one of Bro. Noltner's
i t j i-r i
weaK-minueu mnu, aim was afraid of
his bargain. .Unnecessary terror, very,
ior airs, uortion wouldn't have hurt
mm; but to tins "cause her failure cer
tainly was attributed."
We have received a long explanatory
letter from an able lady in the city, and
wnen we go there to lecture we'll prov
Tills department of the If nw North
west is to be a general vehicle for ex
change of ideas concerning any and all
matters that may be legitimately dis
cussed inourcolumns. Finding itpraeti
cally Impossible to answer each corres
pondent by private letter, we adopt this
mode of communication to save our
friends the disappointment that would
otherwise accrue from ourinability to an
swer their queries. "We cordially invite
everybody that lias a question to ask, a
suggestion to make, orascoldingtogive
to contribute to the Corespondents'
Mrs. C. O. S. : We wage no war upon
any particular maker or vendor of any
particular drug, nostrum, tooth-pick,
Ilea powder, grease extractor, patent
soap or what not. If you have been bc-
guilod into purchasing "a three dollar
bottle of useless washing lluid" we arc
sorry, butwc can't hein H. Of course we
had preferred that you sent us the three
dollars for the New Northwest, but
that was your own business.
Mrs. G. A. G.: "We have a friend who
sorts her clothes, and thoroughly soaps
the white ones, anil places them In a
boiler with cold water enough to coyer
them, and then lets them gradually
strike the boiling point, taking care to
stir them occasionally to allow the soap
and water to come freely in contact with
the dirtiest parts of the clothes. She
lets them boil ten or fifteen minutes and
then empties them into a tub, adding
enough of cold water to enable her to
handle them. She says that clothes
thus boiled in dirt will come clean with
very little rubbing, and wo know that
her clothes arc exceedingly white and
clean. After the clothes are removed
from the boiling suds and rubbed they
can be boiled again if desirable, but our
iricnu oniy -rinses mem thoroughly
when she says they are always clean
without further trouble. Anything that
will lighten a woman's work at the
wash-tub is au absolute necessity.
George S.: The Portland skating rink
is a place where roller-skating is prac
ticed as a favorite amusement of chil
dren of all ages. The skates arc mount
ed upon rollers, and we overheard a
young lady describing the performance
who said it went like "greased light
ning." You must judge foryourself how
fast that was.
A country girl : Buffalo band alpaca
is a dead block goods, very fine and du
rable, and very fashionable.
in price from "3 cts. to $1 23 per yard.
There is no new style of millinery out at
Susie C: The sample of blue r' you
sent us is good in quality, but the color
is very poor. It would be pretty if it
were durable, but the smallest drop of
water or even your breath will ruin it.
Better get a blue alpaca that will not
cost half so much and look just about as
pretty, besides being durable us well as
Hattie: "Weddings in the churches are
not so fashionable as formerly. The non
sense which is usually displayed upon
wedding occasions is disgusting to a
woman who knows what marriage
means. The most Important era of a
young lady's existence should not be
wasted upon needless parade or undue
solicitude over personal adornment. The
rules of society are the onininns of
Susottc: There is no French flower
manufacturer in Portland. There is one
in San Francisco ; but the materials are
shipped from France In a prepared state;
the principal work dona upon the flow
ers in San Francisco being to arrange
the prepared materials.-.
Other letters will be answered next
the anclcnt'relatlon of marriage. The
"Priestesses" are exalted to a position
higher than that of a true and conscien
tious wife; and such a view is given of
"Christian homes" that one would wish
to shun them for the rest of their days.
If their is no purity in the land, then
It is well that Free Love principles be
adopted everywhere; but so long as
there are those who try to counterfeit
virtue, and call falsehood truth, and
vice by the name of virtue, we have
pretty strong proof that somewhere
among women, and we hope men too,
there are those who are pure and living
examples of honest virtue ; and there are
many more who possess true moral per
ceptions and love and veneration for
such persons, no matter how low they
themselves may be sunk in the mire of
After attentively reading some of the
papers edited by Mrs. "Woodhull I con
fess I sec In them very strong reasons
to believe the darkest representations of
her life and character, for I cannot sec
where such a life would be antagonistic
to the principles advocated by her pa
per, If wc may be permitted to call
things by their right names. It seems
to me that if good women hope for any
amelioration of their present condition,
It is not to be looked for or lioped for
while they uphold or encourage any
such a paper as Woodmil and Clatlin's
Weekly. Beli.k "W. Cooke.
Boj3 as Parmcrs.
Boys have a great power of helping
each other to do nothing: and they are
so innocent about it, and unconscious.
"I went as quick as ever I could," says
one boy, when his'fathcr asks him why
nc didn't stay nil nignt, wnen lie lias
been absent three hours on a tcu-minutc
errand. The sarcasm has no effect on
Going after cows was a serious thing
in my day. I had toclimba hill, which
was covered with wild strawberries in
the season. Could any boy pass by
those riiHj berries? And then in the
fragrant hill pasture, there were beds of
wlntcrgrcen with red berries, tufts of
columbine, roots of sassafras to be dug,
and dozens of things good to cat or to
smell, that I could not resist. It some
times even lay in my way to climb n
trec to look for a crow's nest, or to swing
in the top, or to sec if 1-could see the
steeple of the village church. It became
very important sometimes for me to see
that steeple; and in the midst of my in
vestigations, the tin-horn would blow a
great blast from the farm house, which
would send a cold chill clown my back
in the hottest days. I knew what it
meant. It had a frightfully impatient
quaver in it, not at all like the sweet
note that called us to dinner from the
hay-field. It said, "Why on earth
doesn't that boy come home? It Is
almost dark and the cows ain't milked!"
Ain that was the time the cows had to
ntart into a brisk pace and make up for
lost time. I wonder if any boy ever
drove the cows home late, who did not
say tnat tne cows were at tne very rur
thcr end of the pasture, and that "Old
Briudle was hidden in the woods, nud he
couldn't fiud her for ever so long !" The
briudle cow Is the Ijoy's scape-goat many
No other boy knows how to appreciate
a holiday as the farm-boy does: and his
best ones arc of a peculiar kind. Going
lishing is or course one sort, tub ex
citement of rigging up the tackle, dig
ging tlio bait, and the anticipation of
great iuck; tnese are pure pleasures, en
joyed because they arc rare. Boys who
can go n-fishing any time care but little
for it. Tramping an day turougn brush
and brier, ligiitiug lues auu mosquitoes,
It ranges iaua" branches that tangle the line, and
Ollll lZi IUUL U -rV VVHl 4 All Al.lh4Al-
lug home late and hungry, with wet feet
ami a string of speckled trout on a
willow twig, and having the family
crowd out at the kitchen door to look at
'em, and say, "Pretty well done for you,
bub: did you catch that bigonc yourself?"
Tills is also pure happiness, the like of
wincii tne boy win never nave again,
not If he comes to be a selectman and
deacon, and to "keep store." C. D.
Warner, in Work and Play.
Such is Pome.
a H. Miller, ex-editor of the Eugene
Beglstcr and ex-county Judgo of Grant
county, has published a book of poems
and become a man of fame in London.
The fact make us think no more of Mil
ler, but much less of the Londoners.
During the tiihe that he was connect
ed with the Register, he published one
or more serial stories under his own
name and called them original. They
were, however, stolen bodily from some
of the flash publications of that day.
The plagiarism was palpable and auda
cious. For particulars, wc refer the cu
rious to the Hies of the paper named, of,
if we mistake not, the year 1SG2, In the
Librarian's ofllec nt Salem. After his
marriage, which took place in the year
named, and after he began to write poet
ry, this habit of plagiarism was not
abandoned, if his wife's testimony is
worth anything and if wo do not misin
terpret the following quotation taken
from her "Sacrifice Impetro," a reply
to Miller's "Farewell" on leaving Ore
gon: "And II K, through books and bays,
D"lvclh for pretty wonls
To weave In hW languid laj'H
Of women and hlrcams and birds."
For this and many other better rea
sons we don't hesitate to pronounce the
belief that this so-called poet is what is
termed in the vernacular of this coast,
a first-class bilk, nud that besides the
other injuries that he has inflicted upon
Ills unhappy wnc, he nas niched irom
her literary jewels and published them
as his own.
TTn to the date of his marriage Miller
had published no poetry, if indeed he
had written any. But up to that time
and for a long time prior thereto, the
icoplcof this tetnte had been charmed
y the verses of Mrs. Miller, then "Min
nie Myrtle." Minnio Myrtle's poetry
left off where Millers begun. Those
who take the trouble, to compare Miller's
Joaquin ct al, witli these verses of Mrs.
Miller, published more than ten years
ago, will readily detect her poetic gen
ius upon tne nest pages oi tne hook, in
some of them they will recoguize the
woman, as ror instance m the bierra
Nevadas, which makes them look
"As though Diana's maid last night.
una in I no iKHiiu.soiimooniiRiii,
Washed out her ML-tress' garments bright.
And on von bent and swaying line
1Iung all her linen out to dry."
It is much more likely that the simile
of a line hung with linen and which em
ploys the idea or washing garments in
iquid moonlight, should occur to a
woman of strong poetic imagination,
the routine of who.se life was the wash
tub and the kitchen, than to a languid
anil dyspeptic man. The quotation
has the creditof being the best in the
"What was my trolh to him?
A stewing stone at Ixvd;"
In Mrs. Miller's reply to Miller's "Fare
well," scent to be evidence against him
upon the charge of appropriating his
wife's literary productions. The Itali
cising is our own.
With the largest charity that we arc
capable of exercising on this occasion,
wo must say of this new aspirant for lit
erary honors, that he is what no poej
ever was a money-getter, who on gen
eral resources anil by slow accumula
tions acquired a competence, lie is
what no poet even can be devoid of af
fection or concern for ids own offspring.
Notwithstanding the haul efforts of
their mother, his babes were rescued
from want and taken from a miserable
attic in Portland by private charity a
rew months arter Aimers departure irom
the State. The preservation of its ofi-
spring is an instinct that even tho brute
possesses. The man who deserts his on
sprint is a little lower than the brute.
roets arc only a little lower man tne
angels. No such bxsc metal as this
diaries ticiner JUller ever gave out tne
true poetic ring, lie is simply gifted
with rare impudence, lie is only a com
pound of brass andtbad grammar. If
his be fame, then what is fame worth?
The Giant Grove of Mariposa.
ri.irlc's Station. Mnrinoso county, is
the point at which staging ends and
horse-back riding begins on the trip to
Yosemite Valley by the Mariposa route.
It is also the' point from which the Mari
posa Big Tree- Gove is visited, the dis
tance being but live miles. Clark's is
one of tho oldest stations on any of the
routes. Mr. Clark settled hero in 1837,
and lived entirely alone fortcn years,
his nearest neighbor bcingsixteen miles
olf. The trail to the Big Trees is a good
one, and tho ride through the balmy
forest of magnificent pine many of
which are four to six feet in diameter
and 100 feet in height Is alone worth
the trip up here, even If there was no
other or larger trees to be seen. The
grove contains GOO trees, about a dozen
of which are 230 to 275 feet in height,
and havo circumferences of 73 to nearly
iuu lect. "urtzziy uiant" is perhaps
the lamest In circumference, but tfic
skyward height to which he once lifted
his hoary head has been blasted. .Noth
ing can produce more wonder and ven
eration than this niagutlicent old vet
eran of the forest who lias tossed his
immense limbs in these mountains and
sung his ieolhui songs in every storm
for at least 1,500 years. This is the
shortest calculation which has been
made of tho age of the larcest trees.
some estimates placing it at 2,300 years.
unc oi me iimus oi the "unzziy uiant"
was as large as the 'majority of pine
trees. The smallest trcu would not at
tain a height of more than thirty feet in
tho longest lifetime of man. If not
pruned, they will flourish a thousand
years hence, when even the remem
brance of us will have been lost in the
If these feelings produce awe, the fact
that nearly every tree in the grove has
been damaged many of them fatally
by the ravages of lire, produce sadness.
I was glad to learn from Mr. Clark,
however, that most of this damage oc
cured before whito settlement. Tho In
dians wilfully made fires to sweep off
the brush, with the object or making
hunting better, and their trails easier.
It would not have ruffled the stolidity of
of the Indian nature if all the big tree
groves of tlie State had been swept oil",
so long as his hungry man was more
easily provided for. One cannot Iook
up to the top of the big trees without
throwing the head far back or lying
down. They soar aloft with an arrow
like straightness, and receive the morn
ing sun's greeting, wnucyet the loitiest
pine-tops are in comparative shade.
Mr. Clark discovered the Mariposa
Grove in 1837, and its existence was in
that year first made public Some other
persons claim that they passed through
the grove in l8o2, but they never previ
ously made the lact public H mey nu.
Mr. Clark erected a cabin in 1SK5, and
laid claim to the possession of the
grove: not, to his credit be it said, with
the object of owning it, but to keep
others out who had less claim, and who
ru.shed to establish personal ownership.
'.ir. darn taKes a strong ami unsenisii
interest in seeing the fctate s ownership
to Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove
kept free from selfish claims and vandal
injuries. He is the State's official guar
dian of both, and is now serving in this
capacity, though the pittance which he
was tr receive from the State has not
been paid since 1SC7. Correspondences'.
Dear Jlrs. Duniway: I liave been
reading sonic articles in Woodhull and
ClajlMa Weekly, and I can't conceive
how any woman of delicate instincts or
good moral perceptions can tolerate
some of the doctrines advanced by it.
An article upon the subject of divorce,
over the signlture of "Darl St Mary,"
seems to nic unfit to be read by any pure-
minded person. It struck as me simply
horrible I would give some quotations
from it, but I do not desire to give such
sentiments a wider circulation. I be
lieve that the advocacy of such princi
ples will do more to injure the cause of
woman than any other course could.
The high-flown terms of "personal llb-
AititANOEiiKNT ofBooms. Givcyour
apartments expression character.
Booms which mean nothing arc cheer
less indeed. Study light and shade and
the combination and arrangement of
drapery, furniture and pictures. Allow
nothing to look isolated, but let every
thing present an air of sociability. Ob
serve a room immediately after a ntim
bcrnf people have left it, and then, as
you arrange the furniture, disturb as lit
tle as possible the relative jKWItion ot
chairs, ottomans and soia. l'lacc two
or three chairs in a conversational attl
tude in some cheery co'rnor, an ottoman
within easy distance of a sofa, a chair
near your stand of stereoscopic views of
engravings, and one where a good light
will fall on the look which you may
reach from the table near. Make little
studies of eflect which shall repay the
mure man usual ouserver, and do not
leave it possible for one to make the
criticism which applies to so .many
homes, even of wealth and elegance
"Fine carpets, handsome furniture, a
few pictures and elegant nothings but
how dreary !" Tho chilling atmosphere
is felt at once, and we cannot cliiwt nnr.
selves of thcldca that we must maintain
a stiff and severe demeanor, to accord
iiu uiu spun oi nie piace. AiaKe vour
homes, men, h cozy and cheerful that,
If we visit you. we may bo lovous nml
unrestrained, and not feel ourselves out
of harmony with our surroundings.
Mrs. Jane Swishelm Is in favorof men
as cooks, and by way of illustration re
lates the following : "I never knew the
significance of the impulse which leads
all boys to want to bake griddlc-cakcs
until I saw a French half-breed from
Selkirk, beside his ironless cart on the
openprairie, preparing his evening meal.
lie nau n large iisn boning on tuc .coais
without any intervention of a grid-Irou.
Ills batter and his 'flapjacks' were In a
bucket He heated and greased a long
handled sheet-iron frying-pan, poured
in cnouch batter to cover the bottom,
set it over the Arc, kept on serenely at
tending to other matters, as thou eh no
'flapjacks' were in danger of ueing
burned, as it would liave been if any
woman had set it to bake; but just nt
tho right moment he came up, looked in
the nau. took hold of the handle, shook
It geutly, then, with a sudden jerk, sent
the cake spinning into the air, caught it
as it came J lown, square In the center,
with the other side up. The cake was
turned as no woman could have turned
It, and with an case which showed that
the man was in ins proper spnere."
Moumox "Women GetTheiuRights.
Commissioner Drummond, of the Gen
eral Laud Office Department, has had a
number of applications by married
women to pre-empt Government lands
in Utah Territory, and, where they are
heads of families, lias determined to
recognize them as jcmcttolc, or women
trading in their own right He reasons
that there can be no recognition of mar
riage in plurality, but a woman having
children may take advantages of the
benefits of the land laws, by entering
them in their own name, and for her
own use) as a sole trader. The moral
character of the applicant, under this
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eny, "soui-ireeuom- ana --purity- ure!Th ff, of fh,r , )ig-nlmii
SO misannlipd n in iiip.m tliMronnosites I
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uuuiuByinv-1 to an persons who have any respect tor , tana Dy ino3e polygamic women.
few nights ago a funny scene
occurred nt one of our hotels. The beds
of the house are covered with white
Marseilles spreads. A visitor from the
frontier was shown to a bed at tne
Hropcr time. Towards morning tne
guest waited up me lantuom, nnu witn
chattering teetli begged for some cover
to put on his bed. unidiont thought ne
would- inspect the room. Approaching
tue bed no turned over me cover ami
revealed a plentiful supply of blankets.
Guest inquired. "What's that white
thing on thcouside?" Landlord replied
"That's a spread, and here's nlentv of
cover." "Do tell," replied the "ucst. "I
thoucht that white thintr w.it n slmnf.
and liave been laying on top of it all
iiigui, uunKing wuat mean cusses vou
liiverii-Keepers were.-' u nc stranger set
cm up ueiore orcaKiusi.
A Little Bed-headed Imp in a Mormon
An afflicted woman among the Mor
mons writes to her brother nt Bellevue,
Ohio, that she wants to come home.
Her name Is Lucy A. Wardle, and her
history is a remarkable one hi some
particulars. Twenty-two years ago she
started with her husband for California.
The couple stopped at Salt Lake City for
a few days, aud mere tne nusoanu was
waylaid and murdered by the Saints, and
his property was confiscated by the same
parties. The lady found herself penni
less and friendless, and unaware of her
husband's death, linany married a .Mor
mon. For a time she was quite happy ;
but her husband commenced taking to
himself newwifes. At the present time
he has fourteen wives, and there is even
prospect of his getting more. "With
every new comer Mrs. "Wardle's troubles
were increased. Tho following is her
Midway, Utah, June 4, 1871.
Dear Brother 1 am well, and hope
this will find you the same. I am
blessed witli good health, and that Is all.
My troubles have no end, but keep
coming, one after another, until my cup
of bitterness is running over. The tiino
has come when I must leave my eountry
and my home I cannot endure it any
longer. I must become a wanderer in a
strange land, unless you send me more
money to leave this woman's hell. Aiy
husband has got another little red
headed imp that he calls his wife, and
she says she has got just us good a right
to everything as I have, and he tells her
the same, and then because I cannot
submit to it he whips mc like a dog. I
cannot stand it; so, dear brother, pity
me, and help me away, and then I can
tell you of troubles that I cannot write.
' I cannot stand a whipping.
No pen can tell what I suffer. I cannot
wear the yoke any longer; and now,
dear brother, for the love of heaven, help
mc away, and I will thank you more
than I can tell. Help me away from a
tyrant who never loved me, only once
in awhile, and then witli the love of a
brute. My tormentor, for I shall never
call him husband any more, tells this
little red-head that he got her last, that
she is loss over all, and that she needn't
mind anything I say, for 1 am nobody.
There is one thing more in this beautiful
firogrammc: I once had a man that
oved mc: but these blood-thirsty' de
mons murdered him, and then took
everything I had away from me, and
this brute in human lorm got a good
deal of it, by being sealed to me for
time, and assuming to take care of me.
I have had quite a number of rivals, and
liave managed to put up with all until
the last one came, and now forbearance
has ceased to be a virtue, and being
abused beyond endurance, I must and
will leave this don of infamy, and I hope
to live a few of the last days of my life
In my native land among my inends.
Death of the Double-Headed Babj One
Head Outlives the Other.
JIKS. A. J. DrMWAT, EMor and IToprlttor.
OFFIOE-Cor. Tblrtl and ITasIiincton St.
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"IVr 'Oo Ever n Hoy?"
My little four-year-old Harry,
Bright In beauty and Joy,
Said with his accents of wonder,
"Papa, was 'oo ever a boy?
AVas 'oo ever as little as I be?"
"Dear baby," I said In reply,
"Will my darling ever be weary
And heart-worn and sinful as I?"
With forehead of whiteness and candor.
And loving and .Innocent eyes,
Thon dost measure the distance between u1
With a strange and holy surprise.
Thou like a bud flushed and fragrant ;
I far away from the angels
Thou within reach of their call.
Type of the beautiful, celestial,
Humble, and tender and sweet.
Thou com est In faith, ray darling.
To sit at thy fathers feet.
Taught by the loving example,
By thy truth that knows no alloy.
May I go to our Father as simple,
And in heart be always a boy.
A German lady, formerly n nsiilnnt i
California, has written to the Secretary
of the San Francisco Labor Exchange
that the late war was especially disas
trous to the women, and that she has
concluded to transport a numler of re
spectable working girls, soldiers' or
phans, to that State, where they can be
"a blessing to the country and build a
pleasant future for themselves."
A young lady became so dissatisfied
with her lover that she dismissed him.
In revenge he threatened to publish her
letters to him. "Very well," replied the
lady; "I have no reason to be ashamed
of any part of my letters except the address!"
"Wo mentioned in our column yes
terday, tho presence hi Bostou of a most
rcmarkablo child, thcofispringof Joseph
and Ann 1-1 Finley. It presented the
remarkable as well as unprecedented
phenomenon of two heads, four arms
and two legs, and all upon a single body.
The girl, for such was its sex, died last
Y a t i ,!.. i . i mi...
eveiuiiK o. " JMiwuum-sin.fi. iiu?
first half or head breathed Its last at G,
and the second shortly after 8 o'clock.
The many thousands in the "Western or
.Middle Stales who nave s-een tins mar
velous eccentricity of nature will learn
its early death with regret. The child
or children, as it would seem proper to
allude to the phenomenon had enjoyed
excellent health irom her birth, nine
months ago, until within two weeks, nt
which time one exhibited signs of illness.
This, however, was but temporary. It
recovered, and was bright nud playlul.
Since reaching Boston, a few days since, ;
tho other or the other hair was taken
sick aud died yesterday afternoon, as
already stated. The two portions of the
body were so intimately connected that
the death of one rendered that of the
other inevitable. The spectacle was
equally novel, strange and unparalleled.
Upon ono end of the body repcscil the
head ot the dean lniant, tion the other
that of the live one, with Its eyes still
bright and curious, and its lungs in full
breathing order, au that medical aid
could accomplish was done, but it was
found unavailing. The child died in the
presence of its parents. Tho corpse
presents the appearance of two infants
nsleen. Apparently they escaped the
ordinary sull'ering incident to death, for
the countenances had the expression oi
reooso. Tho disposition of the body is
. . . .- r. - "
not deternnncu upon, c-everat oi our
nhvsicians were de.-drous, last evening.
of having it opened for examination. It
Is doubtful it the parents consent.
They reside in Monroe County, Ohio,
nnd live upon a larm. t ncy nave other
children, but none have exhibited any
unusual developments. Nor can this
extraordinary departure from the laws
of nature be accounted for. In Phila
delphia, where all the medical Solons
undertook to solve tho problem, nothing
whatever was brought to light. The
child was looked upon with amazement
nnd interest, but nil attempts to account
for its existence were futile. It is re
garded as more of a curiosity than the
Siamese twins, and most certainly the
spectacle was more pleasurable to the
eye. The child was shortly to have
been exhibited to the public, nnu wouiu
doubtless here, as elsewhere, have at
tracted throngs of visitors. The parents
were especially devoted to the little
marvel, and their sorrow is grievous.
Bonton Post, June 19.
Tub Cow's Lvtkli.ig kxce. That
cows have memory, language, signs,
and means of enjoying pleasant associa
tions, or combining for aggressive pur
poses, have been recognized, but scarce
ly to the extent tho subject merits.
Trawling m Italy many years ago, we
.visited some of the large dairy farms irx
the neighborhood of Ferrara.- "Inter
spersed amongst much low lying, un
healthy land, remarkable for the prev-
alauce on it of very fatal forms of an
thrax in the summer season, arc fine
undulating pasture lands, and the fields
are of great extent. We happened to
stop at a farm house one fine afternoon
when the cows were about to be milked.
A herd of over a hundred were grazing
homewards. Tho women took their
positions with stools and pails close to
the house, aud as the cows approached
names were called out which at first we
thought addressed to the milk-maids,
Rosa, Florenza, Oiulia,Sposa, and many
names which were noted by us at the
time, were called out by the overseer or
one of the women, and we were aston
ished to sec cow after cow cease feeding
or chewing the cud and make direct,
sometimes at a trot, for the woman
that usually milked her. The practice,
we found, was not confined to one farm;
all tho cows on each farm knew their
respective names, and took up their
position in the open field just as readily
as the individual members of some large
herds in this country turning :rom the
fields take up their places in the sheds.
The Milk Journal.
A "Woman oxChildrex. Mrs. Julia
Ward Howe recently delivered a lecture
In New York city, In which she treated
of Childhood at Maternity. From her
remarks on children we extract the. fol
lowing : I must here pause to ask and
answer two very contradictory questions.
What is the most precious thing that
each treneration has in its keeping?
What is that which it most neglects and
undervalues? To both I must make
one answer its children. I do not wish
to rhapsodize on the beauties of child
hood, but I must allow myself a little
time in which to speak of them. Art
ists know the value of the fresh outlines
and undimmed colors in the emporium
of the beautiful. Hair in which the
sunlight is tangled as in a net, fairly
caught and made to do duty. Eyes
dreamy as evening skies, and with a
sleepy star flash in them, the delicate
hues spring, the odors of summer, limbs
whose undistorted aptitudes invent new
graces, and, in movement or in sleep,
give the model to sculptors a speech
which grows from the cooing of the dove
through poetic periods of myth and
allegory to the silver cadences of adoles
cence a heart with Ite little treasons,
its little selfish corners, but, also, with
what powers of mutation, of generosity,
of enthusiasm !
Broadway dandies wear bright red kid
Urtou plain linens, folds and single
plcatings have entirely replaced puffs
Blouse waisis are no longer drawn to a
baud, but made to pass over the hips
and fasten with a drawing-string.
Ottoman shawls are fashionable for
Many stylish costumes arc being
trimmed with a fringe made of the ma
terial of the dress.
Xiadics' watches are are now made in
an oval case, to look like lockets, and
worn on the necKiace.
A whisper from over-sea says Russian
leather is going to be a favorite dress
trimming next winter.
Swiss muslins are now made with a
great deal of velvet and black lace on
the waist and overskirt.
Parasols are larger this season and
heavily fringed, making no light burden
for delicate hands to bear.
Bangles of gold, or silver gilt, witli
little tinkling bells attached, are worn
by London belles round their ankles.
. Changeable silk dresses are no longer
considered fashionable or stylish, as
they never come in very heavy quality.
Very wide sash ribbons, tied behind
with long, loose IrxspvvfUtcontinue to
be worn oy children. The newsA. are
in solid colors, with a narrow fringe ail
Embroidery on the material, inser
tions of needle-work, ruflles, and, above
nil. braiding, arc the trimmings for
children's pique dresses. Braiding
around insertions of needle-work is much
Pretty little jackets of brown cordu
roy, slached and faced with silk and inch
wide, are worn on cool mornings by lit
tle boys. Pretty jackets of blue flaijnel
aud twilled cloth richly braided are also
Armure silks are all the rage, far sum
mer dresses. They are imported in all
the lovely neutral ecru, and are almost
uniformly employed in two shades of
the same colors, or in connection with a
solid silk of a different shade of the same
One of the finest and simplest dresses
of the week was of rich black silk with
au overskirt aud waist of black grena
dine. The overskirt was very bouffant
and the sleeves flowing, botli edged with
a beautiful trimming of black and white
lace, with a leaf pattern exactly corres
ponding in both laces, the black being
pointed, nnd edged with a full fold of
A pretty novelty among the impor
tations is bufTlInen dresses, embroidered
with dotted borders in white and scarlet.
These make up beautifully. Plainer
buff aud brown linens, for school or
traveling, are made in the princess
fashion, and trimmed witli.brown wors
ted braid. Threeonourrows border the
skirts, while a single row follows the
seam of the side form of the overdress,
passing over the snouiuers.
Cui'iD Tested by Mathematics.
A literary gentlemanof Madam De Lan-
ny's acquaintance paid her marked at
tention for a considerable time. It was
his habit to call for her at a friend's
house where she usually passed the day,
to oner ner ins arm, aim to see her
home. After an interval, however, at
about the time when a declaration
might have been expected, the attention
of the man of letters relaxed somewhat.
He still manifested a regard for her, but
tint o Snrnnon a viwvont na lift 1i n .1 clifliir
at first. It had been Ids wont, in pass
ing through a large square on the way
to the lady's home, to take her round
the two sides of the square; as his fer
vor abated, he still escorted her home
he could not nt once give up the practice
but he made short work of it. Instead
of going along the two sides of the
square, he "spilt the difference," and
crossed it diagonally. 'Then,'' the wit
ty lady remarks, "I concluded that his
regardfor me had at least diminished by
the difference between the diagonal and
the two sides of a square."
"I'm not used to begging." said a
little girl toalady-ofwhoinshehnd asked
alms, "'cause only two weeks ago my
father was a merchant!" "Why, child,
how could you be reduced to poverty so
soon?" "My father took a bad two
dollar bill at his pea-nut stand, and It
ruined him," sobbed the child.
There la no evidence to sustain the
statement of detectives that there are
S10,000,000 In counterfeit notes of Na
tional Banks in circulation.
Society is to bo reconstructed on the
subject of woman's toIL A vast major
ity of those who would liave woman
industrious, shut her up to a few kinds
of work. My judgnicnt ln the matter is,
that a woman has a right to do anything
.o iin well. There should be no
department of merchandise, median-!
ism, art or science barrel against her.
IfMissHosmer has a genius for sculp
ture, give her a chisel. If Rosa Bonheur
has a fondness for sketching animals, let
her make "The Horso Fair." If aiisa
Mitchell will study astronomy1, let 4f
mount the starry ladder. II JjyaW'JWiW'f ."'' v
A Mrs. Harvey, who has been, trav
eling in Turkey and visiting harem.,,
"ives the following account of the man
ner In which new-born babes are treated
Soon after birth they are rubbed down
with salt and tightly swaddled in the
Italian fashion. The pressure of these
bandages Is often so great that the cir
culation becomes impeded, aud incisions
and salifications are then made on the
hands, feet and spine, to let cat what
Turkish doctors and nurse call "the bad
blood." The unhappy little creature is
occasionally released from its bonds, and
never thoroughly wasned until the sa
cred month of thirty ws has expired,
when it is taken with la mother
ilfoisronder that'ifcejulck and ail-
er such trenfmeninasii.9t'
be a merchant, let her sell mntei; H KJTAa jhcrr-sf raregusfeigg lucclmjiitrii
Liucrcua jiuii, win preacn tne goosei, -mmmaitTSffpTTSinn
her thrill with her womanly ekulJIST1 ?Rrylr?MSregW.!
the Quaker mecting-liouse.-Zc ;l2&r0 JS1'1
I All Oregon toast over a glass of tb&i JMafKf" -lUWwairgk
dent: "Here's what makes us wcaroW.lUi5wfatJnuch mgue
i clothes." w fc