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About The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 15, 1871)
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A Journal for the People
Devoted to the Interests or Humanity.
Independent In Politics and Religion.
Hve to all TJve Issues, and Thoroughly
KMIIail In Opposing and Exposing the 'Wrongs
of the Mmmf.
, Onrrcsipemlants writing over assumed Mgna
Utns mint make known their names to the
Hrtltar.OT no attention will be given to their
For the New Northwest.
by I601.A. worth.
A dull, oW frog was croaking away
By the edge or tiie lake one bright spring Jay,
Semlg to Miy, in hi dreary tone,
"PlMtmii'M there may le, but I have none."
11vers In jilenty were growing near,
And rtehly Uuliug the balmy air,
Vhtte the gleeful songs or the merry birds
llamt out with a melody sweeter than words.
Theiwrn wan Mhmingo'er buh and tree,
KtoRtngtke lake all mienlly,
WHe the pale Illy upon her breast
Wan Mly BoaHn In dreamy rest.
Beneath He l.ushw o'er-hanulnK the bank.
Where the rtMh grew so dark and dank,
Thte dull, old frog with his dreary tone,
WtMfiadJr rattling his Idle moan.
Aiula I looked at his dark retreat,
I thought of home I have ehanced to meet.
Who clouded their lives with idle moans,
Marring the Joys of their friends with their
Forgetful that Oed with Ills bountiful hand.
Hath glren to each of his earthly hand,
Soeh eaves and such pleasures to make tin their
A are needfttrto deepen or brighten the strife.
THE TEMPEBAUOE CAUSE M 0B
EGOK. MV MRS. CAHKIK p. TOCXO.
Oregon is a beautiful State in her
agricultural resources and manufactur
ing possibilities not excelled by any in
the Union. But on the highest moun
tains, in the darkest cations, deepest
forests or sunniest valleys wherever
white men have gone there the trail of
the serpent is seen ; there it glittering
eye sparkles in the brandy, foams in the
beer or flashes in the wine cup ; there
its slimy form has coiled around human
beings and injected its poison into their
vuns. Hits venomous serpent is no
respecter of persons, Rich and poor
learned and ignorant youth and old
ago are alike its victims. Prattling
children and beautiful women put out
their white hands to caress and toy with
it, in their innocence and ignorance not
dreaming that the purple wine and
medicated brandy now wreathed with
rainbow hues of hope will by-and-by,
in the dark and rainy days of life, be
transformed into venomous, stinging
Thank God, there is a stir in the
camp. The watchers are asking, "what
of the night?" Patient mothers and
wives, lieart-brokcn, are waiting for
"While wearily watching for day
dawn, looking into the cold grey of the
morning, they find the sentinels asleep.
Tiie voices of the suffering poor, the
presence of death, nor the gloom of the
grave, has yet awakened the workers
and watchers on whom we depended
in whom we trusted. They are drugged!
We are betrayed! lung Alcohol has
won the day. His money his wine
has been too muehfo'r the guardians of
the public weal.
In whispers the questions have passed
around, Are we not the mothers of
mon the wives of men the sisters of
men? Are we not sober, thoughtful
.women? Are not we and ours bene
fitted if the laws are good? Are we
not injured if the laws are unjust or im
Law is public opinion written in
statute hooks. We are a part of the
public "We have opinions. Men ex
press their opinions witli ballots. Af
ter that those opinions crystalizc into
writteu law. To help protect and save
men and our children from the slimy,
coiling serpent of legalized whisky and
wine drinking the thinking, heart-sore
women of Oregon demand the ballot.
Shall t Itavt it i
The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend- I
luenta to the fVm-.titnt;.n nr t-..:...i !
" n V. L UIIVU
States say, Yes !
AXKKK l ACTOltY Girls. Tti one of
the factories in Maine, recently, the pro
prietors reduced the wages, whereupon
there was a general ltprminninn
strike, and as they were obliged to give
i innntli'K notion hofor.. ifl?" . t
thev had meanwhile issued a clronini-
the world at large, in which is the follow -
our hands to most anvtl i, Io- 1 LA
to be idle-but determined not to work
for nothing where folks can afford to
pay. Who wants help? We can make
Irannets, dresses, puddings, pics, knit,
roast, stew and fry; make butter and
cheese, miik cows and feed chickens,
hoe com, sweep out the kitchen, put the
parlor to rights, make beds, split wood,
kindle Rtve, wasli and iron, besides be
ing remarkably fond of babies in fact,
can do anything the most accomplished
housewife is capable of doing, not for-
fettingthe scoldings on Mondays and
aturdays; for specimens of spirit we
refer you to our overseer. SpeaK quick.
Black eyes, fair foreheads, clustering
looks, beautiful as Hebe: can slni? like a
aph, and smile most bewitchingly;
""Vi mos.1 fewitciungiy
J Ketlcmaniu want of a good
r'' or a "ice young man in
Wonts Rimtwim. , .
r5rv.?.1:1 PUA(,IV--Women are to
, ia IU im Jjl
well as men are to liavc a vo?. i
lilt? I H M 1 1 1 1 ( -1 1 W 1 ...
itlniitirtti 11 t... 11.-1.- 41
I , v ' v khv me II an to
be deposited in one ballot box, and tho'e
of the women in another. Here are twS
Ileitis in which the advocates of wom
Cii's suffrage may put their thwr es n
practice.-', r J-h-cninn Journal.
Fear not t'he threats of the great, but
clmractpr in rV s - 1 , :" 1 :l compact limestone, wiitcn, unuer tne
kef Who b ,io. V are theniar: Utrolteofthe hammer, clinks like steel.
ii. . 01"?' Somg, gone!T. rave3bcatillK 0I1 the shore at the
v.ic iucnv limn "
This department of the Xot North
west is to lie a general vehicle for ex
change of ideas concerning any and all
matters that may be legitimately dls
cussed in our columns. Finding it practi
cally Impossible to answer each corres
pondent by private letter, we adopt this
mode oi communication to save our
friends the disappointment that would
swer their queries. "We cordially invite
everybody that has a question to ask, a
suggestion to make, or a scolding to give
to contribute to the Correspondents'
"Sympathizing friend:" We do not
have time or inclination to indulge in
vain regrets. "While we deeply sympa
thize with you, we, in all kindness, beg
you to be careful how you lay bare your
inner life before a gaping world. Of
course your revelations are sacred, but
wc fear it is not good for you to indulge
In them, lour Spiritualistic views maj
or may not be true We only wish we
had proof of them. Shall write to you
when wc have leisure, if that time ever
Maggie: Thanks for your kind invita
tion. We do indeed sometimes grow
very weary, but our heart is in our
work, and there is no stimulus equal to
the magic of such kindness as cotnes to
us in scores of letters brim full of words
Towa: We send the New Northwest
with pleasure. The Banner has not yet
come in exchange.
Milliner : The new fall hats are high
crowned, roll-brimmed and jaunty.
They require much trimming to make
them effective, and arc quite expensive.
Jacob Mayer has just received a large
and elegant assortment, and wc will
take pleasure in selecting anything you
may order from his establishment, from
a box of hair-pins to a hundred dollar
Inquirer: Wc cannot say when the
prize essays are to be published. Tliey
have been condensed and consolidated
into one for the convenience of the Real
Estate Board, and it is thought that the
two thus combined will meet the wants
of the inquiring public much better than
either would have tlone alone. The
committee have signed a testimonial
recommending Ho publication. This is
all we know about It at present.
School boy : There is no gymnasium
in this city. At least, if there be one, its
proprietors do not advertise it, and the
people who undertake to do business
without advertising arc not worthy to
be trusted with sucli an institution. We
learn that Prof. McGibeny will re-open
his caltsthenic and musical academy
soon. His course of training would be
very beneficial to you.
Nervous sufferer: You need rest.
Thousands of women go down to their
graves every year, leaving families of
children to orphanage and woe, because
they do not rent. Get your decaying
tectli extracted. Let Molly's face go
dirty and John's knee peep out. Those
things will surely happen when you arc
dead and gone. Leave off, by degrees,
your daily beverage of strong coffee
Learn lessons from the auimals. A de
bilitated mother-animal will sleep a
number of hours every day till her
health is restored, and when she is well
again will romp and play like her chil
dren do. Give your baby a good, whole
some spanking and make h!m know his
place. Dear little fellow ! Don't hurt
him, but teach him obedience. Once,
long years ago, when we were weak,
nervous and sick, Ave learned a lesson
from the mother of a prize colt. The lit
tle animal was three days old, and, be
ing very healthy and vigorous, it per
sisted in annoying its mother at all
hours for food. The wise mother bore
patiently with the young autocrat for a
a"u seizing its delicate ear
4S.A 1 a, . .. ...
i between her teeth, bit them cenllv hut
1 Hrmly till the rogue was taught a lesson,
? -,s oM lAr who was
" rous and importunate. A
If ,e,slanklnS settled him. Try it
baby knows as much when it Is ilimo
days old as a colt does at the same age.
At six months it knows a great deal
CCKIOCS PlIENOMEXA. Manitobah
Lake, which lies north of the United
States, in the Red River region, derives
its name from a small island, from
which, in the stillness of night, issues a
"mysterious voice." On no account will
the Ollbways approach or land upon
this island, supposing it to be the home
of tho Manitoba!! "thcSpeakingGod."
The cause of this curious sound is the
beating of tho waves on the "shingle,"
or larpc jbbiC3 lining the shores.
a long the northern coast of the island
Ui,OP1r5s n ion?. low cliff of fliif'-frRiInpd.
i foot of the cliff cause the fallen frag
meilts to ruo agauisi u-.nn uiner, una 10
I i , nut. a sound rcseinblinz the chimes
t i l. . i , .
I.lli 'PI. If ..1. .....
, . . . . - . .
Vsvc, aud they liavc .been awaKcned
at night under the iiuprcscion that they
were listening to cnurcu oens.
It is estimated that about six miles
of railroad will be built lu cw tug
land each day for the next two months.
Man's glory consists not In never
fulling, but in rising each time when
PORTLAND, OREGON, FKIDAY, SEPTE3IBER 13, isri.
BV MATILDA JOSX.VJT CACE.
Let us look at this question of taxa
tion, ir women are entitled to property
at all. they arc entitled to be consulted
as to its disposal. A person does not
really possess anything, if it is liable
to be taken away by the will of others.
Property representation was for ages
the law of England, both for man and
for woman. The very fact of the colo
nies being deprived of this projwrfy
representation was what brought about
the Revolutionary war. and when prop
erty rights were made the foundation of
me demand for other rights, "thev
buildcd better than they knew."
That taxation without representation
was tyranny, was a fundamental doc
trine of the women of '7G. In 1770, six
years before the Declaration of Independ
ence, the women of New England made
a public combined protest against taxa
tion without representation; and as tea
was the article upon which Great Brit
ain was then expending her strength,
these women of the American Colonies
united themselves Into a league, and
bound themselves, to use no more tea in
their families until the lax upon it tras
repealed. This league was formed by
the married women, but three days af
terwards the young ladies held an anti
tax meeting. These young ladies pub
licly declared they did not take this step
for themselves alone, but they protested
against this taxation as a matter of
principle, and with a view to benefit
their posterity. These public protests
against taxationwere made Hiorc than tirt
years before the commencement of the
Revolutionary M'ar. They, also, were the
real origin of the famous Tea Party in
Boston Harbor, which did not take
place until three years after the public
protest of the women. The women of
to-day are the direct posterity of the
women of the Revolution, and as our
fore-mothers protested against "taxa
tion without representation." so do we.
their descendant, protest against being
taxed without being-represented.
In this corioralioii of Favettevllle.
vaiiu mu coqiorauuu noes not include
I 11.- l . . '
the whole taxable property belongs, di
- " V. til IV ilO ltt.V4ll.lUll,
Ihere are more than eight v of these
women tax-payers, and the lamest tax
uiw ... . i.iuit ronwnHBi I atu
Oyau-oman; yet she lias no voice in
saying how her property shall be taxed.
11 wouiu be tnc merest quibble to bay 1
e vofes o hbT ,,,:rK-1 iV w '
views as to taxation atrree with Ids.
or differ from his, she is still unrepre
sented. More than half of these eltrhtv women
tax-payers have no husbands, 'but their
interest in the use to which their proi-
crty is put, is just as great as though
bytrswrTtr1! t,Tey r'yi"rs
by the sweat of their brow, and one of p-vu1 herself can never tell tiaait-
L. !! "' !!.XT?'eRVM 'T 1 w.oU,forencc between it and the real val en
know, lias earned her little home by comics
working during long years, for less than ! she buvs nn(, l8 hal,py at t, ba
flny cents a day. She has pract ccd the until ft rM P Gf lynx eves pierce the
strictest economy; alio has denied her- lnaic-belevc, and partner, and music,
self everything but the commonest nee- nn,i bouquets and ices, cease to interest
cssaries of lire, in order to secure this aml the whole world seems a flimsy
home; and now, In steps the Jax-asses- . imUatlon i whn90 mesllw BU0 fH
sor, closely followed by his brother, the caught
collector, and without allowing her a ..HnH0i iick, little seedy this spring?
voice in the matter, takes her money Marriage swallowing your funds?"
for all the on nary, or all the "extraor- Dick makes significant signs, and his
diar' taxes, that may bo asses.etl. ioI(l t.oniraiC!j ,fiulge each other, and
As the largest tax in the place is paid i..... 4nrui i. r..n....:,.'
by a woman, so does the smallest
uuiuuia ui lu.viiuit juuiiuilj III lilt' vut-
porationnlso belong to a woman, but
neither has she a voice. From eacii one
is the full pound of flesh demanded by
the Shylocks of the law.
Gentlemen, if you did not allow the
votes of those ten women who olferctl
them at your Charter Election, because
tney ircrc ftwni, pray be consistent,
and io not tax tiiem for the same rea-,
son. All the authority yon get at all )
for taxing women, is through the words
'men,' "he," "his," and the like. It .
is curious to see by what sophistry
I'inen," "he" and "his," are made to
include women, when men deem it for
fflintr mtn ifiinntct flint flinv ulirmlfl ,
their own interest that they should
have such bearing, and equally curious
to see by what turn they are made to
exclude women, when the executors of
law sec fit to read these words so as vol
to mean women.
Let us read the law by which our As
sessors and Collectors get their right to
assess taxes in this State or Jew oik:
Statutes at large, page 301, Article 1st,
paragraph 1st, rends thus: "Every per
son shall be assessed in the town or
ward where 4he' resides when the assess
ment is made, for all lands owned by
'him,' within such town or ward, and oc
cupied bv 'him,' or wholly unoccupied."
If the words "he" and "him" in this sec
do the. AScssoi-"of Ne
rig awoefn ?
tion do not include she anil her, wncre
ew lork get their
rt. 1. natro 21. reads. "Even- Collec
tor shall call at least once on the jer
son taxed, or at 'ids' uual place of resi
dence, and shall demand payment of
" ie eiiargea on iilm." liow tiare
the collectors of tho State of New York,
call upon any woman single, widow,
or married-for taxes, unless the words
h" and "him" are deemed to mean
"she" and "her?"
articlo. knva. o. . ..... ..
m.o.i 'ld.n.i 1 lo,,my tl,c,tax Impoaeil
UIKJIt '111111. llln onllnotnv ut.nlt 1......
me by dUtres, and Io of "i.W
Notwithstantlinrr tltu c?....
u the wonls "1,?,;. uhma "his"
to tiie entire exclusion or she, her ai d
icr, yet distress anil sale of property
iortax, nas always been WI.-T i
the property of nou-mvln.r
solely by the authority of this Statute!
vjii, wise men, lain you ten Wliy "Jic"
means she, when taxes are to be assesi
and docs not mean she when taxes are
to be voieu upou : 1110 wnoie question
of woman's demand for a vote alone
witli taxation is a simple question of
lAii me use an illustration, .suppos
ing all tho taxable property in this cor
poration, except one hou.-c anil lot, be
longed to women; the man tcho oiencd
that one house and lot could vote the en
tire tax against those women's property.
He could, under a charter like ours,
elect himself president, trustee, clerk,
treasurer, collector, street commissioner.
fcc, &c He could call an election, and
alone vote an "extraordinary tax." to
briug in water from every point, build
fountains 011 every corner, feuco in
twenty narks aud vote himself five thous
and dollars salary as a policeman to pro
tect the women, from himself. He
Fit ee Sri.xcif, Fr.nr. Pkess, Fhee People.
would not, In so doing, be guilty of a
greater wrong than was perpetrated
in this village the 20th of July, when
the ten tax-iaying women who offered
to vote, were refused, and through them
the whole eighty-five tax-paying wom
en of the corporation were aha re
fused a voice in regard to the use of their
This question of woman's demand for
representation is a question trointr linnk-
not only to the foundation of our Gov
ernment, but to the very existence of
woman as a responsible human being.
Self government i3 no more the right of
man than or woman, tor It Is a human
right. The history of our own country,
the history of the world, shows the rights
of any class are not safe in the hands of
any otner class, 'iiic rights of life, the
rights or liberty, the rights orproporty
of the colonists were not safe m the
hands of the British. The rights of the
slaves or of the free men of color were
not safe when the power of self-protection
was not in their own hands.
It is simply imposslblo for any person
to do as well for another person as that
person will do for himself. A woman
is more interested in the economical
management of her own property, than
any man, or set of men can be; a woman
Is more interested in the security of her
own life, than any man, or set of men
in be; a women is more interested in
the enactment of just laws for herself
than any husband, father, orsoncan be.
There is no protection quite equal toself
jirotection. When woman holds the
ballot in her own hands then she can
It is the opinion of Elizabeth Stuart
PheliN, "that women dress to plc:isc the
Docs she know women? Thev ilrosa
for each other's eyes. They fear each
other's critcisms and ridicule more than
anything living. To have Mrs. Lofty
say our velvet is cotton-back our laces
imitation our dress an old one turned
wrong side out, and bottom side up, and
ret rimmed to hide old seams, is all but
To have Mrs. Pompous
survey us from head to foot, and com-
lm tilwtl.1n C . ...iri t
o 'iHo a dois SSS
of the deepest dye. The veriest butteril v
flitting can disturb the serenlfv of tlio
busiest bee by saying, "What tinder the
mnnnv vn.T 1t n.I.,1- ..
eck becoming whtui vo ir nec
mTMri, if ., ,.!
.viii l,,. ni timr ,u- t T.-iii ..it
52 SSS tt.no'iluu
t0 Pp? Imitating the turtle.
x-ul a on oi innge wiiere Inst year
your dress was stylish in ruflles, and
Beau Brummel, even, will not recognize
the ancient cannent. Half cover it with
fringe, and Beau's lady love will detect
, the subterfuge and strait, and O the pity
mat win Mime inrougn ner sidch
glance at it!
1 And Dick's bride? Let her dare w
seedy shawl or old-fashioned bonnet,
and her dear five hundred friends whis
per, "Her husband is an old curmudg
eon she's on a paltry allowance."
Well, why should she not indulge her
taste in dress, and appear in one "new
every morning, and fresh every even
ing," when near, patient dick cams it v
If she Is to be supiortcd, why shouldn't
.i, i, nllIi u Ir i,wir. in Tiiek. n
IM,sUive tmkindness, to bring feminine
,ti, him hv iw.r willful neirleet
ofher wardrobe? After arraying her in
pllr,lIe nn(l mu. the envy of other
womcn , if Dick should still have a little
to spare for the bank, so much the better
' i i. - i nnitnr....llnn nr
knnwhiir that she is beimr impoverished
11 not, lie van nave iiiu
in a good cause, approved of an admiring
When that good time comes in which
it will Ihj no unusual thing to read E. G.
Stevens & Daughter, Conveyancers, and
Dick & Wile, Dealers in rroduce, irocns
and furbelows will be subordinated to
deeds and dried apples, and if it be
necessary for the men-partners to wear
napless hats, anil threadbare coats, for
the thrift of the business, it will be
equally necessary for the woman-part tier
to wear out-of-date garments, anil sho
too will hear the prediction from femi
nine lip, "She'll be a rich woman."
A successful woman of business is
spared the criticisms which sting the
idle, aimless one. Society recognizes
something in her beyond the reach of its
eyes and tongue it sees that a purpose
in life guides and guards her it feels
that ceaseless waves of fashion sweep
over her, nor leave a trace behind. There
U no earthly reason why a woman
should be tricked out like a doll, and a
man be clothed decently anil connort
ably, hut tho one furnished by public
sentiment, which makes woman a
heathen idol, and man her worshiper.
He hangs trinkets in her earsand on her
arms, ami blind faith says she blesses
him in return. ,
Does not Juggernaut sometimes crush
There is but one Influence which can
1 counteract that of dress. Make woman
tho equal partner of man, a ".Mlcnt
Partner" if you please, aud she will lose
interest in milliners and dressmakers,
and, takingupthc work of life, be atlast
what she was at first, a helpmeet for
num. Miriam .V. Cole.
A Thick upon Travelers. At a
pi.rfntu l...i : .- ni.r.. .1 t .. .......
. 1 111 vmiiu, Liiey seat, n iiiun
at dinner in front of a mirror like the
concavebltlt! of a cylinder, winch makes
:"".-":"" mat or a tiun. ntinery
-- lIlal vl u nun, iiiiuKiji
lantern-jawed, cadaverous chap. When
he isn't watching, the waiter Hops It
round, for the thing works on pivots, so
that the coiivexEslde is turned out, and
. . V" upou "K"1" looking up, is
startled to sec hiniscir swelled out to the
extreme of corpulency, like a champion
fat man. Of course lie doesn't dare to
eat any more. He feels that if he did
he would burst, and the soul of the
landlord is made glad by the ccouomlc
One of the commonest proofs we have
that man is made of clay, Is the brick so
often found in his hat !
Allow me to give my platform of
oman's Rights, begging pardon for the
use of a very manish term, which I use
for the sake of brevity.
All I claim for woman is the removal
of theinterdict. Acceptherasa citizen.
Now she Is denied the rights of citizen
ship and all the lumbering legislation of
centuries will not adjust her relations
harmoniously in the world till tbi in
justice be removed. She cannot be pro
tected fully till she is thus recognized.
She cannot reach the true dignities of
iter oeing tin sue is invested with the
sanctities and privileges of a good citi
zen. Remove the Interdict. Make our
wives and mothers and sisters at full age
citizens, and they may vote or not vote,
as our brothers vote or abstain from
Every shade of character exists among
women. I leave these to find their true
relations. The family woman soft, de
pendent, instinctive will gather her
pretty brood about her and nestle to the
fireside; tho woman of cold intellectu
ality will be loth to make the domestic
altar the arena for mereintellcctualism.
Tho composite woman will range the
whole sphere of thought, imagi
nation or passion. I leave these to their
career as the world finds them at present.
I meet the facts of life as I find them. I
see the present social system tottering
to decay. I will not help to bolster up
what is false in it, but by casting out
aspects that have ceased to be in harmo
ny with our higher progress I hope to
arrest the introdution of what is iernie
ious. At least one-half the women of the
country aredriven to theirown resources
for a livelihood. Hundreds are engaged
in teaching at a miserable pittance. The
proportion supjioscd to bo adequate re
muneration for teaching compared with
other expenses in a family, may be a
little intrinsically reached by comparing
the Items of expense in the letter of Mr.
Folsom, Minister to the Hague, where a
plain Yankee official pays $400 for wine,
and $223 per year to a governess. Mo-.t
of the larger schools are projected by
nicn, and women fill the various de
partments at the lowest possible rates.
I contend that the law must looeu its
hold upon us. Our women artisans,
farmers, merchants, lecturers, authors,
must not rank with idiots, lunatics, or
children as they nowdoin nearly all the
States. This is all I ask; and yet the
country is in alarm; simple, pious souls
aggrieved, as if I were a blasphemer;
editors sharpen their keenest pens to
annihilate me on the point of a para
graph; husband forbid their wives to
hear me; little children are told of "a !
woman out of her sphere," who must ue
: warning to tiiem; anil a sort of spas-
liiodic porcupine state .svems to have
siezed upon all elases, who verily be
lieve I wish to put men to rocking cra
dles, and women to ruling Stutes.
You will find the beautiful old illus
tration of prejudice very apt in regard to
the doctrines of Woman's flights. Prej
udice, it lias been said, is likeone who in
a fog beholds an object in the distance;
it is gigantic in size, derormetl 111 aspect.
He is alarmed and shocked, and calls for
help or retreats before rt. Onward comes use ycat or your own manufacture 111
the strange object; nearer anil nearer; , stead) over night, your broad can be
and gradually, what had been a hideous baked and set away to cool by nine in
monster, assumes shape, proportion; the I the morning. This plan never fails to
distance deoreases, and now, what had . insure light, sweet bread. Cor. Western
been Ioomimr tliroutih the foir as a 1
creature of dread, proves to be his own
So is It with these doctrines. They
need only Ilghtautl proximity to assume
craec ami beauty, anil recommend
themselves as but an expression of
human needs, growing out of human
progress. I do uotaim at the overthrow
of womanly quality; on tho eontrarj'i I
contend we are not womanly because are
we not recognized In our full nature-
by our brothers. I do not ask to be freed
from the law, but only protection and
representation therein. Give us social
and civil equality. If it Is safe for the
husband to fill the ofllce of a private
citizen, and a private one, according to
the wishes of his friend and neighbors,
or the people at large, it is safe also for
women. If man looks to the construc
tion of his own being as the foundation
of the laws by which he is to be bound,
women should be allowed to do the same.
Thoe who seek the highest human
freedom are the most bound by the great
God Himself. Mrs. E. Gales Smith.
Woman's Riohts. Two young ladies
of Heading, Mass., members of the
Bethseda Congregational Church in that
place, being grieved on account of the
debt of $4,.VX) which had been afflicting
the Church for five years, nwo up and
went at it with a subscription paper.
They divided it into shares of ten dollars
each, and vi.-Hed first the young women,
then the young men, then their eider
sisters and brethren; and by dint of
much prayer and perseverance they
have succeeded in wiping it all out. It
would be interesting to know whether
women are allowed to vote in that
Church; and, if not, how largo a portion
of the voting membership can bo credited
with the sacacity and the devotion to
the welfare of the Church which these
two young ladles have evinced. Indc
pendent. Diakrikka KF.MKPY. "Take two
pounds of the bark of the root of black
berry; add a suitable quantity of water ;
boll for two nours, men pour on me liq
uid; then add more water; continue to
boil and pour oil' till all the strength is
extracted; then strain, and add all boil
ings together; simmer twoquarts; strain;
add four pounds of loaf sugar, and when
cool, add half a pint of best French
brandy. Dose, a tablestxionfull three
times a dav, fasting. If it does not
arrest the disease in a few days, grad
ually Increase the doe as the stomach
can bear it." The author says it will
efl'ect a cure when every other means
Jt-sT ins Tkaiik. Tiie Itov. George
r I.lt ... ..III.. - "
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More was riding to the illage of How-
gate, in tne vicinity ot the city. The
day was stormy, snow lulling henvilv
Vr- ,?10,7 i. .. ' . r1r.IK'a, 111 .!l SImiiMi
iiua, .... 11 s suawi tied
around hN neck and shoulders. These
loose garments, toveretl witli snow and
waving In the blast, started the horse
of a commercial traveler who chanced
toridepast Tho alarmed steed plunged
and commenced to throw its rider, who
exclaimed: "You would frighten the
devil, sir!" "May-be," saidMr? M
"for it'sjust my trade."
An apothecary originally carried hi
mwuuc atwui 111 jars. He was a pot
. ..ivi.vv; uiv nuni a-pot-iic-ear-nes.
Preserved Peaches. A lady contrib
utes the following to the Western Uttral
Take the free-stoue yellow peaches, pare
them, nnu weigh niter tiie skin is re
moved. Allow one pound of white sugar
to one pound of fruit. Place a layer of
iruit at tne bottom 01 tnc preserving Ket
tle, then a layer of sugar, then fruit, and
so on. Stand it over hot ashes or coals
until the sugar Ls entirely melted ; then
boll them until they are entirely clear:
remove them, piece by piece, and spread
them on a disli free from syrup. Boil
the syrup alone until it jellies. When
the peaches are cold fill the inralmlf full
of them, and fill up with the boiling
syrup, set them away for a short time,
covered witli a thin cloth, then put on
brandy paper, and cover them cloe with
cloth, paper or skin. It usually takes
from thirty to forty minutes to preserve
Save the Apples. Thcscarcityandhigh
price of genuine cider vinegar makes it
always a profitable articleof manufac
ture 011 farms which josse3S an orchard,
as every farm should. At this season
apples begin to fall from the trees, and
the quantity that might be saved by a
few minutes' work each day is some
thing wortli consideration. A small ci
der mill and press may now be pur
chased for ten dollars and upwards, and
where there are twenty trees in the or
chard, the amount saved by its use the
first year would equal its cost. After
every high wind sullicient apples might
be gathered for a grinding, the juice
might be turned into a cask and addi
tions occasionally made until it is filled,
when, after being properly converted
into vinegar and racked oil from thesed
inient, it would find a good market in
any town of considerable size. The pom
ace would be excellent for tho hogs, and
a small quantity placed in wide-mouthed
ootties or siiailow pans and covered witli
water would make very clllcient traps
for moths of all kinds. AVe have found
this method of trapping insects success-
ful. Hearth and
How to Jfal:c Jircad. I dissolve one
hop yeast cake in one pint of warm wa
ter. Then I take five potatoes, just
boiled, skin them, put them in a separ
ate (iisn, tiirow a cup or Hour upou them
while hot ; mash the otatoes and flour
line, working them with the hands, if
necessary, to remove all the lumps.
When cool enough, so as not to scald it,
add the yeast cakes and the water in
which they have been dissolved, beating
the whole together vigorously a few
minutes. It is then a moderately stiff
bitter. Set this in a warm place for an
hour or so or even let it stand over
night. When it has risen, sift the Hour
!' "to ie nreau pan, pour 111 the yeast.
men aim sail, inssoiveii in warm water,
uid knead your bread. If the veast does
not moisten it sullicient to work it into
paste, add more warm water. When it
is kneaded still" leave it in the pan to
rise again, and when it is up to the top
of tho pan, aiiu u little oifled Hour, ami
knead it over, working into loaves, fill
ing your baking pans a little over half
full. Let It rise, and in ten or fifteen
minutes they will be ready for the oven
: Uy preparing the yeast cakes (you can
Vial Cake. Boil six or eight eggs
hard; cut the yolks in two, anil lay some
of the pieces in tho bottom of the pot;
shake ill a little ehonned nnrslov. cnitin
slices of veal and ham; then add eggs
again, shaking in after each some chop
ped parsley, with iepper and salt, till
the pot is full. Then put in wafer
in water 1
". aUout .
eiiougu to cover it, ami lay
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Onal-iun Puddinn. Scald a ouart of
cream; when almost cold put to it four
eggs well beaten, a spoonful and a half j
til lltiui, nunnery uiiu stiui lu lUMl'j lit;
close in a buttered cloth; loIl one hour;
turn out careiuiry, or it will crack.
Serve with sweet melted butter.
.... .... .y, ....,.. ........ 0CCOnies great, isotia-water, what witli
double .paper, am . Iinko one hour. Then j mctaUIe fountains Improperly made,
press it close toge her with a spoon, and ( am, vl,e, ,,00 ,,
an. et it s and till cold. If put 111 1 a pIacei positively iwisonous, and In any
mold, it will make a beautiful dish for ' ' ..LLt t t..c V,"!
Semation Padding. Six ounces 0f.cious tilings aione. it wouiu be worthy
grated bread; ditto, of currants; ditto, I ,alJ. c,?,8h.t.en1 Philanthropy to pro
of beef suet, finely shred: ditto, chopped vIll fJ'rt 10 distribution of Ice-water, if
1 . ' l.1 ..1 nnr. nln Inmnnniln Tlirnnr.li ft., ctwuila
stunn's aim conee sugar; six eggs, nan
a nutmeg, a pinch of salt; the rind of a
lemon, anil a spoonful each of candied
citron, orange, and lemon cut thin,
"Uiv tiinmii.riiit- n.ui ,- i .. i.t., .
cover very close with floured cloths, and I Pushing their grand object than by raul
boil three hours. Serve with pudding ! ttu'esof tracts, lecturesandpublicmeet
sauce, flavored witli lemon. 1 lnZ- ,? would be an assault which
i ruui-sciiiiig wuuiii tjuicKiy ieei, wniie
Everlasting Cakes. Mix two pounds . the enterprise could hardlv fall to pay
of flour, one pouud of sugar, and , its way. It is a dilemma that temper
eight ounces of currants with five ance people should no longer sutler to
eggs, and a few spoonfuls of water, exist, that a man should be forbidden to
to make a still' paste; roll it thin, take wine, ale, beer, or things stronger,
anil cut 111 any shape. While they are 1 and have at the same time no recourse
baking, boil one pound of sugar in a to pure, cold water, free from tho smell
pint of water to a tliin syrup; while both or taint of whisky. Let us have ice-wa-are
hot, dip each eake into the syrup, I ter-boys as plenty as news-boys, for
and put them in the oven to dry for a I when a man Is thirsty he must drink
short time; when the oven Is cool, ro-1 (oiuethiwr
mm iiicm again, anu let them stay four
or five hours.
A Goon one on Greeley. The fol
lowing was perpetrated upon Horace
Greeley after his return from his late
tour through the Gulf States:
The Memphis Appeal calls the atten
tion of the Hon. Horace Greeley to the
following note, "in hone that lie will do
justice though the heavens fall :"
sailors Appeal: Seeing the name of
Horace Greeley in the columns of your
paper, I presume he Is the same elderly
gentleman who, when in Texas, would
trifle witli the feelings of a lone widow,
who lost her husband in the late war.
The exact words he used was, "lie came
to heal the wounds caused by the late
war, and he offered the hand of fellow
ship, that all parties be reconciled." As
a modest woman, I did not -accept his
proposal, although I intended to do so,
however, anil I have since learned that
the gay deceiver has a wife somewhere
I in the State of Xew York,
h 111 around,
Yours, Widow Malo.ve.
"I weeded mv friends." said an eccen
tric old mnn. "bv hauirimr a piece of
stair carpet out or my nrsi uoor uwuw
It had the desired cflect. I soon saw
who were my friends. It was like firing
a gun at a pigeon house. They forsooic
the building at the first report."
The losses by lire in tho United States
during 1870 arc estimated to have been
$00,000,000; the marine losses, iJU.uw,-000.
MRS. A. J. linmr.1T, Editor and Proprietor.
OFFlL'E-Cor.Thlril anil.WiMliInsrton Ht.
TBRM3, IX ADVANCES
One year. , ,L 5" 00
Six month!; , 1 76
Three months ., . , ' r 1 DO
Terms ' ,
THE FARMER'S DAUGIITRR.
1. r. DRAKE.
vm? WJi? k,,cl'f nTprt the well
ith Its tin cup hunt rordrinkimr
"-""i the gate at the Ju 1 or t hVlniie
Swinslns her bonnet ana thinliln
Th!,n r"?m. itx lK'rch on western IrHIV
Ana she went aown to the woods' aarU rtln
To call the cattle home. ",nln
Her cheek caught up the crimson bloom
The hlushtng clover tosd them.
Her eyes hail stolen half their brown
From the pendant pawpaw bloasom. '
Her hand grew strong in dally toll,
Her feet well shod tor walking:
Parted by rows of pearly teeth
Were lips Just made for talking. J.
Airaln-t the trunk ora sycamore treei
Somoono, Idly waiting,
Never heard the lazy sons al
ine kiiijums mu prating.
She only saw tho silver thread '
Where the meadow brook was winding
Skipping noisily over the stones m'
To where the miller was grinding.
The gentle whisper called her name. tU
Out In the evening's hushes, t .
A half heard slghorwlnd swept leariwv
Or echoed song or thrushes. jj
Slowly through tho little brook ' iiwi
Allllie cattle waded:
Ottt I mm the sycamore's topmost leavSW'
The bars of sunshine faded. r.
.Someliody whispered gentle words; W .
Somebody gladly listened;
Among the hrulils of shining hnlr '
Little dewdrops glistened. t-g
Some one helil her close to him, u .
llt-nding low to kiss her;
She saw the sun was fairly gone, '
Aud wondered if they misted her. j
The wind, in shaking the sycamore bough,
Shook down the evening's gloam,
A up the lane with tartly steps
They followed the cattle home.
Some native Californians lassoed a
grizzly bear the other day, near Ls
Angeles, weighingnlne hundred pounds.
This reminds us of a strikingly similar
adventure of our own. With the read
ers permission we will relate it, speak
ing 01 ourseif (.to avoul tne llrst person;
as Col. Cremony, who is an excellent
hunter, loves a joke, and will pardon
the liberty. Cremony was hunting
bears in the hills back of Oakland, witli
a good strong riata, when he came upon
one whoso weight could not accurately
be determined, but who appeared much
nel advanced to cast the noose. Bear sat
still. Colonel stooped and whirled his
riafrt threateningly. Bear stuck up his
head and shut his eyes. The Colonel
adjusted the noose to slip more easily.
Bear held up oncpaw. Colonel whirled
again. Bear did nothing. Colonel
looped the end of his thong about his
left wrist. Bear sat up like a statue,
and smiled a smile of resignation.
Colonel threw the noose a little way to
try it, and jerked it back. Bear got
down aud walked slowly toward him.
Colonel retired, so as to preserve a good
throwingdistance, whirling menacingly.
Bear trotted. Colonel whirled once,
wildly, and then spread the noose out
on theground, takingan additional turn
of the other end about his wrist. Bear
came forward took the riata in his paws,
placed the noose about ills neck, tight
ened it, lay down and shut his eyes.
voionei usucu out a sueutii-Kniie, sev
ered the line between himself and the
bear, and came over to the city by the
five o'clock boat. Thanking the Colonel
for the use of his name, we conclude by
promptly asserting that no bear in Cali
fornia can stop our progress when we
have made up our mind to go away.
Dkink. In warm weather, with our
dry,, or rather drying climate, the de-
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I maim tui ui-iiuvia iiiiiiiv I'trumes lmpcr
lative. In the absence of sunnlies of
pood, CoId water, as in most of ourcities,
the temptation to improper indulgences
quench thirst. Of strong liquors it is
needless to sneak. Tli
every turn to tempt the thirsty man to
his own mischief. Aud yet there Is
many a man who would be glad to get a
cup of cold water or a glass of lemonade,
nature's natural and safe oflbrings, and
thus healthily satisfied would let pernl-
. . .. , .
and public places at the choaiost rate.
Temperance Societies, by organizing and
putting 11110 operation sucn a system,
wouiil (louDtlcss do more toward accom
Ladies of San Francisco. A lady
correspondent of one of tho Chicago pa
jiers write3 from San Francisco a chatty
letter, in whicn occurs mis;
You might as well attempt to go up a
garret without a stairway as to ascend
into higher circles of California society
without ostentatious wealth. As for
dress, San Francisco ladies surpass us
all. I have seen luindsomcr women, and
more elegantly arrayed in that city, than
I ever saw In any other. Velvet dresses,
laces and diamonds, with furs that
Oueens might envy. The writer further
says of these vulgar and ill-bred women:
They liavc a way or staring people out
of countenance, which, however agreea
ble at first, soon becomes monotonous.
I have seen them turn in their seats at
theater or concert, and regard an imme
diate neighbor minutely, every article
of dress commented upon audibly, and
every hair-pin and bow counted until,
to the unfortunate victim, tho legends
of the Inquisition paled into nursery
Weclip the following, "oni,"!?u&
for its truthfulness: "Moths nw be
kept out of furs ainl woo en olothos b
wrapping tho fabric in calico; fhej can
not eat through calico."
There is a printer in Pennsylvania,
who lias lost his rightarni, and noyf seta
typo with Ills left hand.
Horace Greeley received- fronviAni
lierst. College the degree of JDoctor ot