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-AUGUST 25, 1871,
WOMAN'S EIGHTS WITH A VEN
Under this head the Portland Herald
prints the following:
In the Britifch Parliament for the last
two years there have been discussed the
"contagious disease nets," which pro
pose to place "the Social Evil" in Lug
land under similar medical supervision
and license as in France. It is now agi
tating all classes and both sexes in Eng
land, the women taking a great inter
est, generally opposing as the men are
generallv in favor of sucli acts. The
London "Examiner states that "ladies
who, a fewyears ago, would have blushed
and stammered at any allusion to the
topics here involved, and to whom few
men would nave been bold enough to
hint at them at all, have now nohpsifn-
tion about discussing them freelv in any
company. Perhaps this is not a circum
stance to ue much or at all regretted
Nothing is really so indelicate .MR until.
ery, and the prudery is mischievous as
well as indelicate when it allows evils to
fester in society which
iiess might be mitigated, If not altogether
we laii to tec where and how the
"head" of the Herald's article is connect
ed with the "body" thereof, but perhaps
our readers can discover the connection,
We cannot tell whether the HcraUVs
idea of "woman's rights witli a ven
geance" consists in praise or blame of
of the above named discussion. The ar
ticle is followed by a quotation from a
iNewYork WorUVs London correspond
ent, who is intensely mortified because
women are present at a IJoyal Commis
sion, where he finds that the "opponents
of these acts are in a state of frenzy."
No doubt this correspondent, who is "a
respectable young man with a character
to maintain," would prefer that women
keep still under the unjust discrimina
tion which degrades theirsex still deeper
in a life of infamy, while men engaged
in the same abomination are screened
from detection; but the women of Eng
land are aroused to a sense of mutual
protection, and no amount of badgering
and mock modesty will deter them from
the discharge of duty. To lay theshame
of the social evil at the door of the men
who sustain it is one grand object of
MAN'S SIGHTS AND PIETY.
The Mercury is so terribly exorcised
over the woman question. The issue of
August lGth contains about two columns
of flat sophistry and insipid impossibil
ity, dished up into a kind of panada,
which it uses as a sort of weak lwultice
to allay its fears that woman will exer
cise her inherent rights some of these
days, thereby bringing upon the lords of
creation a state of corruption, over
which the god-like anil sanctified editor
of the Mercury rolls up his eyes in a
holy horror of consternation.
The marriage problem is his particu
lar hobby. He imagines that nothing
but the strong arm of the law keeps
woman in the married state, and fears to
nee her exercise public power lest some
of his marital immunities become
Now, friend Upton, you who so gener
ously devote so much time to the solu
tion of tliis problem, and evince so much
desire to run tile New Nokthwkst, let
us tell you kindly that it is intemper
ance, and not matrimony, that the
women of America would exorcise.
It is bestiality and inordinate conju
gal oppression, and not love, esteem and
reciprocity, that we would control.
"Abstractly considered.she rWoodhulP
simply repeats a truth recorded by phi
losophers who wrote when Rome was in
its glory and Greece was the citadel of
the world's learning."
Now, if you endorse the above your
own opinion why in the name of de
cency get crazy over it? We emphat
ically assure you that the aim of the
movement "is to strike a blow at in
temperance, connubial infidelity, gam
bling and other vices," ami your opinion
that wc aim to inaugurate and nourish
nameless vices is to horribly absurd that
induces us to notice it.
Men who deny the divine origin and
authority of the Rible have no right to
sot up their own opinions about the di
vine and holy rite of matrimony. Such
men quote two opinions from the Bible
and exclude all others: "The husband is
the head of the wife," and "wives sub
mit" etc. Wc confess that such piety
amounts to nothing but blasphemy.
THE "0EEG0NIAN" MOEALIZETH.
Injustice to the character and respect
ability of Oregou journalism, we are
pleased to be able to say that the editor-in-chief
of the Oregonian has been una
voidably detained from his post for a pe
riod, and this detention accounts for the
unprincipled attack upon Mrs. Stanton,
which appeared in its columns on Fri
day of last week. AVe presume the ar
ticle referred to was written hy the same
delicate-minded local who eulogized the
Wo suggest to Mrs. Stanton that the
only possible M ay in which she can have
a shadow of hope to win his praises lies
- in her adaptability to the stage. If she
will become a prominent actor in the
nude drama there U every reason to be
lieve that, "for the sake of tile good
name and repute of Oregon in general '
and of Portland in particular," said sub
editor will tender her a rousing benefit.
We have never yet seen one of these
modest men, who are horror-stricken
over the prospect of woman's political
emancipation, who could see the least
impropriety in a woman's appearing in
a nude condition before an audience to
dance and use had language. We don't
expect our local friend to see the point,
but we know the public can ; therefore,
to the public wc submit our opinion of
the kind of morality that becomes Hor
rified over the promised visit of a pure
woman who practices the doctrines of
the lowly Nazarine.
In another place will bo found this
production of "Joaquin"! Millcrjs, iu
juxtaposition with the response "Sac
rifice Impetrp" which it elicited from
the lacerated and bleeding heart of the
suffering woman to whom it was ad
dressed. These two poems were first
published in June, 1870, shortly pre
vious to the departure of Miller from
Oregon to win, as he arrogantly ex
pressed it, "a name among the princely
few." The author of "MVrrh" stu
diously endeavored in it to throw the
blame of separation unon his trifled
wife not by direct accusation, but by
skulking inuendo. "Sacrifice Impctro"
is simply the agonizing cry of a wounded
soul over the grave of a buried but
fondly cherished love, the sweet, tad
memories of which are re-awakened
with intense vividness by the cruel
blow aimed at her by her unnatural
In regard to the poetical genius of the
two poems, we believe that Mrs Miller's
is far superior to that of her truant
lord's. If they furnish a true test of
the ability possessed by the author of
each which wo doubt not we opine
that the day is not far distant when the
injured and deserted wife of this literary
lion-of-a-day will give to the world
purer and sweeter and grainier poetry
than he 'ever conceived of. We place
the parting production of cacli side by
side and send them forth, fearing not
but that the verdict of time and delib
eration will be in favor of the wronged
wife and mother.
"Joaquin" Miller evidently believed
that his wife possessed poetic talent of
no ordinary ability, and we surmise
that one reason which induced him to
ruthlessly break the sacred obligations
of a husband and a fattier was that her
"hope of grander meed" mi.-ht be
brought to naught hy the hanijVring
cares of a family of three young chil
dren, solely dependent upon her ex
ertions for food, clothing and education,
and herself stared in the face by pover
ty. Indeed, when it is remembered
that this truant husband and father
started out upon his pursuit of fame
with his purse well filled with cold.
leaving his family destitute, there can
be no other satisfactory solution of his
dastardly conduct. If sucli be the ease
it will indeed be welcome news to him
to learn that more fortuitous circum
stances now surround Mrs. Miller, and
that she is now engaged in writing and
revising a volume of poems, which she
intends to soon publish.
In the last stanza of "Myrrh" "Joa
"ttod help you to endure anil ilo
The nil lie may demand of you."
That must have been quite a consola
tion to the woman lie left behind
to rear his children. "We submit that it
would have heen far more noble for
"Joaquin" to have staid at home and
"helped" to feed his starving babes
himself than to have delegated God to
THE DISTINGUISHED LEOTUEEB.
Mrs. Carrie F. Young, M. D., lias con
quered a victory over the prating sim
pletons who urge that, "being a woman,
she should keep silence in the churches.
Rarely have we heard her equal as a lec
turer, and seldom indeed does a man
succeed as wellasshcintakingall hearts
by storm. Elsewhere wc give the opin
ions of the Portland press, which prove
conclusively that the old-time prejudice
against the enlargement of woman's
power to work for good is melting before
the genial rays of reason and yieldingto
tiie magic of successful experiment.
Mrs. Young's lectures upon temper
ance arc logical, practical, analytical,
sensible. Her gift of language is good,
her manner winning, but unobtrusive,
her voice pleasing and her ideas new.
She will address the citizens of East
lortland this evening, and will asrain
address a Portland audience on Monday
evening next. As the church cellars
are not large enough to hold her concre
gations, and as the audience rooms arc
jiot open when there is a real demand
for them, her next lecture will bo at the
Court House, where the people In chanre
are too polite to offer the cellar nursery
to msuuguisucu visitors, who find them
selves locked out of the best parlor.
These nursery kitchens are well enouch
for private church meetings, but there is
little Christian courtesy in keeping the
audience-room locked up while hundreds
of listeners are turned away because
mere is no room for admission.
.Sirs. Carrie !. ioung is no loss noted
for her success upon the suilrago than
tiie temperance question. Look out.
gentlemen! You'll hear from her soon !
Since the above was in type we have
learned that the audience-room of the
Congregational Church would liavc been
opened toMrs. Young but for the fact
tliat men would have ruined Its elegant
carpet, witti tobacco. As it was. the
hempen caqiet on the basement floors
was injured so badly that the lector's
wife will be compelled to replace a num
ber of soiled places witli new.
We mildly suggest to the churches
that until the tobacco nuisance is abated
and men taught manners it would be
better to dispense with costly caqn-ts and
INFANTS IN 0HUE0H.
If there isonethine-more than mini hr
that is irritatincr and mortlfvinir It i
crying baby In church, and more espe-
v...wi h mis me case wuen tne congre
gation is large and the sermon interest
ing. We respectfully suggest to our brother
QJ, tho l'ortlandjifcm that the best
way to hold an audience of babies in
quietude i9 to have woman spcakcr8.
boLVune,al)abi" ht'arcrs ,,cvcr ciy.
pT?1 he7?5ce' doubly attract-
H 1 UU membefS of ' con
ga ion, soothes and reassures the fright
ened babies, making them play and coo
in subdued undertone, that .liSrf. .
body. Nevermind, l$ro. jjullctui, a good
1 time is coming by and bv.
Ten years ago, women wore generally
excluded from "Printers' Unions," be
sides being proscribed by tho "craft" on
general principles. Woman composi
tors at that date had no rights which
men printers felt bound to respect.
Employers were coerced into the pro
scriptlonandontlawryof woman printers
by the inexorable demands of bigoted
men who seem not to recognize that
women had as much right to earn the
abundance of the earth at the printer's
case as they themselves had. Woman
compositors were frequently rudely
treated and made the victims of the
jests and ridicule of beings whose as
sumed superiority consisted wholy iu
the fact that they wore pantaloons!
Sucli conduct was a disgrace to the age
in which it was practiced and tolerated,
and certainly did receive tho sanction of
but few right-thinking people.
Rut a great change has been wrought.
We now witness a young lady Corres
ponding Secretary of the International
fvpographical Union, wliil" the sulwr
diimtc Lnions generally admit woman
printers; and thousands of women com
positors find ready employment
throughout the country; while there are
few men Indeed so low-bred, dastardly
and mean as to treat them rudely or
Will our brother of the Mercury, to
whom we elsewhere devote an editorial,
receive our thanks for the above ? And
will he allow his prejudice to bow to his
better judgment and go yet one step fur
ther? Does lie not see the goal to which
woman is tending? And is lie willing
to risk his future hopes of political pat
ronage and success by a further opposi
tion to the inevitable?
We entreat our brother to repent and
renounce man's right political doctrine,
lest the fiat of confusion foreveraftertlie
election bury him beneath its seething
billows. Repent ye, for the kingdom of
woman is at hand!
Mrs. Laura DeForee Gordon departed
overland for California on Saturday of
last week, after having, in her hurried
visit through the State, favorably im
pressed the people everywhere witli her
sterling worth and genuine ability. She
lectured in Portland, Milwaukic, Oregon
City, Vancouver, Olympia, Seattle and
otherplaccs, every where winninggoldon
opinions, and evoking a column of com
ment from Rcriah lirown, which we
shall interview next week. Mrs. Gor
don's constituents were so anxious for
herspeedy return to San Joaquin county,
California, to stump the county as can
didate for Senatorial honors, that her
stay with us necessarily was brief, but
we expect her back during the fall. Re
riah Brown truthfully says that "the
woman question has become too formid
able to be laughed at."
THE NEW "HEEALD" EDITOE.
The new editor of the Herald Is a racy
and agreeable writer. His joltings of
his Journey Westwani are very interest
ing, and we would have an almost unal
loyed good opinion of him up to this
date had it not been for his silly skimble-skamble
about a "smiling valley,"
which he likened unto a weak-minded
woman; and from his rhapsodies over
the ridiculous metaphor we judge that
he is of tiie same namby-pamby man's
rights stamp of egotistical, one-sided
i politicians to which John A. Bingham
belongs. Well, well ; sensible women
must bear witli the frailties of editorial
man's rights humanity. The rising
generation of masculine editors will re
deem the reputation of the present weak
WOMAN'S CAUSE ADVANCING.
nere is an evidence of it:
A Methodist Conference in Iowa de
cided the other day "that the movement
now being made to enfranchise woman
is botli wise and just, the genius of our
Government, the rights of woman and
tiie good of society, alike requiring it."
Our brother of the Bulletin, since his
conversion to a belief in tho fundamen
tal principles of harmonious Govern
ment, gives many evidenced of genuine
regeneration. We are indebted to him
for the above item, which else might
have escaped our notice.
TIMOTHY ZNOWALE'S YIEWS
Mrs. Duniway:! formerly thought
that you were a tolerably sensible
woman. But now you must not blame
me if I think otherwise. What ! you
ndvocatc the doctrine that women
should vote, hold office, and fill lucra
tive positions in various sorts of busi
ness? I tell you, madam, that we
your lords will allow no such tilings!
Wc have held you in due subordination
for ages past, and we will not let you
advance beyond the kitchen, ecwin,
machine or needle, wash-tub, and some
times in the field. Your intellect, as
women, is far behind ours, and it is for
us to guide the Ship of State and legis
late for you tit all things. We do not
want you to vote, serve on juries, nor
fill any station of honor or profit. I tell
yon that there are just so many offices
oi nonor and proht in our country, just
so many lawyers and doctors requireu,
and just so many competent or ineom
potent gentlemen needed to gather all
tne crumbs from all sources, and we
can't aflbnl to divide the spoils with
you. Do you hear? You women need
guardians to oversee and manago for
you, and we, your superiors, will attend
to your interests and support you. as
prooi mat you arc not or acute per
ception, we have amended the Consti
tution or the United States so that all
citizens, Irrespective of race, sex or
eolor, are legal voters and eau of right
hold office. We did this to manufac
ture into use a heavy vote for us not
for you; and though that Amendment
makes you voters and eligible to otlice.
yet you have not discerned it, and we
reiuse in uongress to carry out tliat
Amendment. And though we have
placed the colored voters eaual with us.
and have advanced them while you are
away back in the rear, yet you are stir
ring up the question of Woman Suf
frage, as though it required the Six
teenth Amendment for that purpose!
You all liave the conntitulional right to
vote and hold office already, but you
don't perceive it! And. airain. we lave
you so well tliat we don't want to cor
rupt you by letting you vote and hold
olllee. You see that wo are vourdear
friends, and so he content !
y a ALtronsiA love srocv.
I "You don't say that is his wife? Well
she is a stunner, and no mistake.
confess to an overwhelming curiosity
i-uucuriiiug mat. marriage. v ny, in
the States he was considered an in vet
erate bachelor. Somehow lie never
cared to go round witli the girls as tli
rest of us did; but always took his
mother everywhere and waited upon
her as though she had been queen of
England. All the girls liked him, and
If lift fVr mi Mv.u1 n-liAfn ii'nn
they would flutter round him, but it was
piain mat lie never gave tlicui a second
"His mother used to say, 'If my son
ever marries, 'twill be a very superior
woman, quite iiiiierent irom tiie girls
one ordinarily meets.'
"When we heard at home that he was
married, the girls said, a little spiteful
ly.rccKon, 'mere must lie one won
derful woman in California.' and tliov
hoped she would be 'superior1 enough to
teacn tne old baclielor a lesson or two,
How is it? Is she like! v to?"
"Well, there's more to her than you'd
think at first sight. She must be real
good herself, or she never would liav
appreciated our friend. He is solid and
substantial, but not very showy. I'v
known him intimately for years, and
never Knew mm to say or do a mean
thing. He deserves liis good luck, and
i win own It; though, to be honest,
wanted that woman for my wife, and
have not readied a point yet where
can take much pleasure in thinking of
the wedding. Come over here unde
the trees, and I'll tell you how it came
about ; but you'd better not let on you
know it, for 'tis a sort of understood
thing that we are to keep it on the
square, and it's rather n tender subject
witli the boys.
"It was the summer of 'CO; we lived
over the canon I was telling you about
there were thirty of us in the gang, and
we nan lour cauius, witn storehouse,
which were public property. We worked
hard through the week, and on Sunday;
did our washing and brought our house
work up a little. I suppose we should
be called a ham set, but we were not
any rougher than men generally who
get a living uy themselves ror a year or
"Eight of us camped together, and
each or us had as distinct an individual
ity as though we representeddillerentna
lions, noinciiow or omcr we nan ac
quired a sobriquet winch was acknowl
edged to be characteristic, and we were
called by it in camp to the complete
ignoring oi our real names.
'There was Hal Wintcrton, a South
erner, and a heree secessionist; we
called him '.south Carolina.' Dave
Austin, a Connecticut man and a regu
larseil, wccallcdliim '.Nutmeg. 'Dandy
stuck to Charlie Chaplin, for he was ;
regular fop. Then there was Ned Simp
son, a regular "Aunt, jsettv' you'd Know
his name at the first glinips? without
my saying a word. Otis Allen would
faint if he jammed his finger or had a
sight of blood. He was 'Our Babv
Jack Cummings was a wag, and he cer
tainly deseved his cognomen, 'Jack the
wicKwi.' .urn woodruit was known all
oventhe country by the appellation of
j tinge, aim your niminie servant, rrom
his black eves, swarthv complexion, and
jetty locks, perhaps something, too, in
my manner, was st vied 'Senior.'
"Well, we were a good-natured set of
leiiows, always making allowance for
each other's peculiarities, and never
having any friction iu the camp. Some
times I used lo think we joked 'Aunt
Betty' and 'Our Baby' rather unmerci
fully, hut a word from our 'Judge' would
straighten us at once,
"If one was sick, we ail took a turn
about in nursing and watching, but the
Judge was one that knew just what to
do, and was always near to do it. Ten
der and patient as a woman, we all lion
ored him, and held him a little higher
in our esiiinaiiou man we did any one
else In the camp.
"I forgot to tell you that a month be
fore, and when 'Dandy' and 'Aunt Bet
ty' were not of our number, we had in
their place Will Browning, who was
equal to two men, any day. Good to
work and good to play, as smart as need
be, and true to the core, I think 'most
any of us would have been glad to have
gone witli Will over the mountains, but
lie said, 'No, stay where you are, boys;
you are doing well, and if I find any
thing neiicr, i win iciyoii Knowat once.
Then come, all hands of vou, and it will
be a jolly time when we get together
"You know it wasn't tho pleasantest
traveling iu the world to get around two
"We hadn't heard a word from Will,
though he had been gone fora loner time.
Several letters had come for him, but of
course we column iorwaru them, hav
ing no idea of his wliereahouts, and we
had come to the conclusion thnt he
would walk iu upon ns some time dead
broke and cured or his roving disnosi
tion. chad finished work one day,
and supped oll'three B's, as wc called
our beans and bacon and bread: tiie ta
ble stood just where we had left it, for
you Know miners are not very fastidious
in their notions. We were sitting on a
long bench which reached across the
end of our rude cabin, talking over our
day's work, and speculating on what
the boys were doing over to the left side
of us, when all at once a young woman
stood right in our cauin uoor.
"-ow, a woman iu uiosc nays was a
curiosity among bucks here among the
hills, and there were men iu our camp
who liadn'tseteyesoiione for better than
two years. She stood still, looking at
us. I don't know what the rest thought,
hut Aunt Betty said afterwnrd, 'that It
seemed like a warnin' to some of us.'
and he was wondering whoso time had
come. The Judge sat on tho edge of the
bench, and lie arose and took oil his hat.
One after another followed his exam
ple Mowly, each ono getting up in turn
and taking off his hat.
"We must have looked comical, for
we all had on woolen snirts, our sleeves
rolled up, and our collars turned back.
Our pants were tied about our waists,
and tucked In no very careful manner
into our rubber Imol-legs. Add to our
costume eight faces unshared and un
shorn for weeks, ami you catch some
idea of our general appearance.
"Tlu mle light of our sputtering can
dles added to the welrdness of tho scene,
and when 'Jack the Wicked murmured.
To j-our knees, boys, all at once,' 1
guess we were an more man nan in
clined to obey. The Judge recovered
himself the quickest, and advanced to
ward the door.
"I wish to we my brother, Will
Browning; I heard he wa here," said
the mot musical voice I ever heard.
" 'He was here a few months ago,' re
plied the Judge, 'but we do not Know
u-linm Iib is now. How did you come,
and where are your friends?'
" 'I came through tne vaiieyanusnau-
ow of death, I should think, for 1 am
nearly dead wltliliuuger.anuionneuu.-.
T lmv. tin. elooniiest old teamster you
ibniiL'h r thought it was rare1
good luck when I found him, and he en
gaged totako me up here to Will. I
jiaiil him everv cent of money I had.
and I haven't had a mouthful for days
but bail bacon. Is there any note!
within a short distanco? If not, per
haiw there Is some good woman who
would let me stay with her until I can !
iri u-nnlt r. Will '
in i .i i v,t.
i Kuv.- man mi6bi i
self the thought that she would bo
obliged to stop with us, even for a short
time; and the Judge didn't look very
sorry, though lie professed to feel dread
fully for her dilemma.
"He said, and I am sure his full rich
voice must have seemed a tower of
Strength toller: 'Will Is a dpar frlnnil
of ours, and if you will kindly allow us
the honor of protecting his sister until
he can be communicated with, we should
be under great obligations to you. AVe
must look very odd to you; but we
claim to be gentlemen, "and I assure
you we can and will make vou comfort
"She had a perplexed look on her
face when the Judge told her there was
no woman living near: nut she was
mistress of the situation in a moment.
and said very demurely, though with a
sly sparkle, 'Oh, I shall be quite com
fortable, but I'm afraid I shall be troub
ling you terribly
"Every one spoke at once, 'No trouble.
not the least.' And then Dandy said:
'Judge, if you were to introduce us to
the lady, perhaps she would feel more at
ease with us.'
"The Judge must have been awfully
smitten at first sight, or he would not
be guilty of introducing us by our camp
titles. Ab it was, ho said, 'Miss Brown
ing, allow me to introduce you to Will's
irieiui, Mr. houtn uaroiina.' lie ad
vanced as he was called, and m the most
chivalric manner bowed over the lady's
extended hand. 'This is Mr. Nutmeg,
anoiucr menu oi your uromer.'
"He bowed stifily, and everywhere
dud ai ner. --vunt uetty, did you Know
Will? I believe you didn't; but lie
will be a friend all the same to you, Miss
"You can bet your life on tliat everv
time,' said Aunt Betty, and we were all
ready to snlit bv that time, the .Tmln
looked so dignified doing the honors of
me occasion m such a maimer, as lie no
"He continued: Tills is Mr. Dandy;'
I wih you could see the bowing and
scraping. By that time she had taken
in the drollery of the thing, and when
Dandy bowed so profoundly, swept him
a courtesy that liked to have finished
mm on the spot.
"'Senior and Will were sworn allies:
we u.ed to call them David and Jona
ii . . ..... . -
"jiiic suincu aim asKeti, winch are
yotr." And for the first and only time
in my life I did not know what to say.
t . ...... - - 7
uut l siuiiiniereti oui, Manner, ma'am.'
There wassoincthiiiglikea snicker from
our company, nut tne .nidge had no
eyes or ears for any one buther; so he
Kepi on, ami wim a wave or his hand
presented 'Our Babv.' The great six
footer looked for all the world as though
he would put up lip and cry, until Miss
Browning said, 'How do you do, dear?
i an ne laiif." aim men lie blurted out,
'My name is Otis Alien.'
"Ja.-k got the start of them, and step
ping in front of them, said in tragic
tones, 'Jack the Wicked.' known all
over the Pacific coast for my diabolical
acts and let me assist our friend this
is the Judge, who is a terror to all evil
doers, and the protector of distressed in
nocence, whenever they have the good
fortune to fall into his hands.'
" ' es ' said the Judge, with the most
imperturbable gravity, 'and now you
know us all. and must consider us vour
"She laughed a low, rippling laugh,
and said, 'Yes, I am sure I know you
all now, and I should like to shake
hands all around, it would give me a
sort of home feeling, and you would
feel better acquainted with me. I guess.' !
"Mie began wim tne Judge, and he
looked while he held her hand as though
he had been translated.
'She's got an awful lot of magnetism
about her, I tell you; my arm and hand
thrill now when I think of that first
hand-clasp. We hadn't a chair in the
cabin, but we gave her our best three-
legged stool. Mie took oil her jaunty
hat and sack, and each one sprang to
take them. She didn't seem to notice
us, but left them lying in her lap. She
told us that she liad some baggage a lit
tle way from our house; she had left it
there so as to walk iu upon Will unan
nounced, and instead of finding her dear
old Will, she had stumbled upon sucli a
lot oi menus.
"'Can you give me something real
f,wu i vtif tiit i'iiv ,itti.vt k mi;
ble with its dirty dishes and the scanty
remains of oursupper.
"Tliat table was cleared ofT in a iiflv:
a piato was washed, and a can of chick
en opened. Aunt Betty made a cup of
tea, ami another stirred up some llap-
jacks, and another of us thought to
scour a Kniic and iorK ny running them
into the ground several times. Oh,
there were lively times for a few minutes.
you'd better believe. Only the Judge
lie never moved, but looked at her. She
did not seem to notice him, but watched
our operations with great interest. I
hileshe ate and the quaintness of
our surroundings did not aitect her ap
petitewe all stood around and waited
upon her. I guess there was never a day
vhilc she lived with us but what she
laughed about her first meal there.
"We partitioned her oft a bed-room
n one corner, by putting up some blank
ets, and all but the Judge and Aunt Bet
ty went into the storehouse to sleep.
"You'd.think that when we got there
wc should be likely to talk over the
wonderful event, but we didn't; not a
word was spoken concerning it. But I
reckon there was considerable thinking
done that night.
"isy light we were all up and pacing
it front of the cabin. The teamster had
given notice of the charge he had left i
with us. and all th. iilhor bovs were,
iicnr (lii.m f I,. on. Iwnv- flitl.fru lvm I
There wasn't a struko of work done jii J
the camp that day, and not much ror a
"Then the Judge called us together.
tial lout us it wuuHiii'Kio: wo wero get- i
ting demoralized? tliat Miss Browning
wu uuiiiiji ueuuuM) icii. nu nun i
1. ........ 1 , 1. t t 1
iniviiupiow uur airuiinuiiiuius, auu we .
niut eome right down to steady day's
work alter that. "Well, we tried to. but
we never could set back to old t ines,
.... , , , i
i nere was n goon tietu ot rivalry among
The Judge sent letters in all directions
uui nun; o!M iiuu passed
without a word in reply. "Wo had all I
in turn ottered to accompany Miss I
Urowiilng to Han Francisco, but she I
said sho knew no ono thero; Will would
Lf anil- tu iuiiiu "UllllU 1U1I, 1II1U WUUIU
be disappointed if Mio should leave; be
sides, hadn't sliceisht of the verv best
brothers in the world ? Sho would stay .easy, free from ail restraint of stiffness
a wbilo longer, and she would hcipcook; and her language copious and auitp
aud mend for us, so as not to burden us
toomuen. Hiienail a row new books
she had bought for Will, and (die would
read to us evenings. Wo came un an
hour earlier than ususal, and our table
was always ready for us. anil it had
many an extra touch tliat none but a
woman would think of. We were a
silent set of men during tho day, but
each did his -best when wo got home.
tories were told, songs wero suntr. and
witli her reading we wero all entranced.
She always called us by the names
wliich were hrst given her, and ever so
many times sho went through the in
troduction, acting out all the parts. It
seemed funnier to her than it did to us.
She talked to South Carolina about the
Southern sky, and of the flowers and
trees, which eclipsed anything at the
North. To Nutmeg she praised New'
England, and sho had some favorite i
im.in m.jii. nnni. p .... . ...TIii.
-t"v v..-v.o.a "..hu.ui us, mm
of course we were air in'love with
her, but none dared to boast of having
received any sign of preference from
the lady. We had all proposed to her
once, and some of us half a dozen times.
She just made light of it; said we were
erazv. and didn't know what wc were
about; but she came to know after
while tliat we did.
"There was open war. AVe all acted
like madmen, except the Judge; he
would not answer any of our taunts, but
was most pleasant to all. let he grew
to look mil care-worn, and every time
he met any of us alone he would say he
honed Will would come soon. He
talked to us about keeping the peace,
and appealed to our honor as men and
our love lor our om comnuie. ivaiu
liersclfhadnuitea little talk with eacli
one. I don't know how she managed it,
but slm left, f bo imnressioil UPOU US all
that we were most likely to bcaccepted if
we behaved ourselves and Kepi quiet, out
'twas no go we could not.
"One evening she refused to sit down
witli us to the table, and so little was
eaten. She walked up and down the
room, aud then said, emphatically. 'I
am coins oil I don't know where; but
I must go away; this is getting unbear
able. I cannot meet one of you but J
am importuned to marry you. Don't
you know, gentlemen. I cannot marry
you all, and if I choose to know one bit
of pleasure In tho society of any one, the
rest are all angry. Nowl ask you, what
shall I do? Will doesn't come, aud I
am all alone. I wisli you would drop all
this nonsense and behave yourselves.
ny won't you T
"She looked from one to another.
and finally asked Jack, 'Come, you own
to being wicked, and you have been an
awful teaser; won't you reform, and then
all the rest will ."
"Aunt Betty said : 'If you care for
any oi us, maKe it Known, and men me
resisnau oenavc, or there will bea row.'
"'That's just it you will fight any
way, you arc getting so savage. In
being lovers I am afraid you have for
gotten to be gentlemen.'
"Wasn't that a stinger for us? But
we didn't feel it then as we have sihee.
We all promised not to say a word after
hk i uraisioii was maue Known to us.
Each one may have been elated, think
ing he was likely to be chosen.
"She sat down and put her face on her
arm, but it was only for a moment.
Then she said : 'I shall ask for two davs
to think of it. Next Sunday there will
be a wedding here, and a supper after
ward, which we will help to prepare. If
any one siieaks to me on the subject
between this time and that, his doom is
"There was an oldish man over at the
next cabin, who seemed to have a fath
erly care over Kate. And I might as
well say here, that all of the thirty who
were unmarried had olferetl themselves
to her and been refused.
"Well. Kate and old man Howe had a
long talk together, and then he went off
and did not get hack till Sunday, and he
brought a minister with him. There
was some kind of service in the after
noon out under the trees, but none of us
paid much attention. Our eves were all
for Kate, and she was crying softly all
the time. When it was over, she took
the preacher's arm and talked with him
some time. Then she went into our
cabin, and we all followed. Mean,
wasn't It ? But wedid not see it in that
The man took the Biblo from his
lKieket, and said: 'This ladv informs
me that you have promised to abide
quietly uy ner decision, and dwell in
leaceand harmony together. For her
sake you will not object to come here.
one by one, and take an oath which I
shall dictate. It is that you reiterate
your promise with a hand on this sacred
"We advanced and received it
solemnly as though it was to be the la
of our lives. Then he told us that Miss
Browning was very much attached to us
all, hut of course could not marry but
one, and we must bear our disappoint
ment like men.
"She went and stood beside him. I
thought she would faint, butshe did not.
We all arose when the minister said,
'Let us pray.' When lie was part
through, the Judge sat down, completely
overcome by his feelings. I am free to
say that this was the longest prayer I
ever heard. If the minister had been
suspended between heaven and the other
place as we were, he would have made
fewer words, I am sure.
"When it was over lie said: 'I am
hero to solemnize a marriage between
Catharine F. Browning (he must have
felt an inward chuckle over the torture
lie was inflicting, for he paused, well,
may be only a minute, but it seemed an
hour), and James A. Woodruir. If anv
of you know cause or just impediment
why these two persons should not bo
joined iu holy matrimony you are to
ueciare it now, or else forever hold your
"Jim had not stirred a step. The
mluister took his hand and placed him
beside the bride. He walked up then,
and I guess the look he gave her satis
fied her, for her face cleared up like a
summer sky after a rain.
"Tiie brief service wsis soon over that
made the Judge a happy benedict, aud
us. perhaps, bachelors for life.
"Jim looked up so earnest at us:
'Boys, I do not deserve this happiness
as much as either of you; but it lias
fallen to me, and I will do my best to
make her happy. Will you not wish us
God speed?' and he held out his hand.
Each of us was man enough to walk up
and take it mid tho little brown hand
which had beeu given to Jim.
"1I1CH We Had supr
"tnen we nad supper. There wasn't
mUCll Catcll. Vet We all Hvl thrOllrrll tf-
l,ut none of us havo felt much hankering
u,lur " w"K since, i recKon."
Temi'eiiaxc-e I..Kr-rt-iiv.ss Ti.r. ini
editress of tho Woman's ltcific
Journal, Mrs. Carrie F. Yonnp,
reda leetnre on Teniieranee. at
iiunvereu a lecture on Temieranee, at
wio lutsenieui ot the oiurretratioivil
Church, last evening. The room ww
crowded to repletion, and many were
unabln in immiim
went away. Tne speaker is a ladv of
. - turn
iivim. uuuu, miner uark
complcxiniied, prominent forehead
.souicwiiai angular in features but with
an expression not unpleasant, She i
aired, iudeinir from nifiw.nM,., i..h
So years. Her voice lacks that dciw
of soilness and rotundity which strike
tiie car in pleaMni'cadoiipos! hut ;
ible and well modulated. Her elocution
IS OUlto fair. Wllilo hor mvsfiiiwi nw
lluenl. Altogether considered, Mrs
ioung is a logical and forcible lectur
ess, and her style cannot fail to elicit
the most earnest attention of her au
"Woman's Suffrage. Mis. Laura
JJel-orco Gordon lectured to a small au
dience on Saturday evening at the
Olympic Hall, on the topic of woman's
rights. She Is a very pleasant and forc
ible speaker, and proved that she well
understood the argument on her side of
the (jueation. alio went to Seattle on
Monday, and returned to Portland on
Wednesday. This ladv lias iwMmi
nomination to the State Seuato by the
woman's rinhts nartv In ftin Tr...,.:..
iu San Joanuin
Ti. f..-.i... i.. t . .
" . more terrible
'1111111 was previously reported. I
ented lecturess spoke on tiie subjeet of
Temperance last evening in the bv
ment of the Congregational Church"
The room was insufficient to acconimol
date the audience, and many were com
pelled to go away, not being aide to
procure seats. Mrs. Young is quite a
logical speaker, and speaks to the point.
Her address was listened to with more
than ordinary interest by her intelligent
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