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About The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1871)
A SAD CASE.
During the past week the journals of
our' city have from day to Iay con
tained accounts of the destitution of a
poor, helpless woman, the mother of
wsven Mnall children, whose worthless
husband had left Ids wife and off
springthe youngest a babe penniless
and without home or shelter, to beg
from door to door, or starve in the
street. It is said that the woman's unnat
ural spouse was formerly a soldier, and
that he has goue to San Francisco to
enlist again, if possible, determined that
if he cannot make a living in that way
he will make none at all. The unfor
tunate woman says she has searched the
city through and through in quest of
honest employment, but as she is unac
quainted with any trade or profession,
and is capable only of doing rough
kitchen work which department of
labor is almost entirely monopolized by
Chinamen she is obliged to be depend
ent upon charity. Ve learn that for
the time lieingher necessities have leeii
provided for by the hospitable citizen
of our municipality.
This woman, doubtless, was educated
to believe that she was born to be sup-
irted bv some man. Xo thought that
it was as necessary for her as for her
brothers to learn a trade or profession
ever crossed her simple imagination.
She was to le the "clinging vine,"
the twining tendrils of whose delicate
womanhood should cluster around some
nnlv masculine oak. This was her
maiden dream, as well as that of thous
ands of other girls all over the land, en
gendered by the false teachings and
customs of society. Hail she been told
that the day would probably come as
it docs come, omt time, in the lives of
most women when, single-handed and
alone, she must go forth to strive in the
great world of human labor and enter
prise for life itself, doubtless she would
have answered, in the language of so
many young ladios of the present day,
"Oli, I intend to marry a man who will
But a dread awakening has come to
her. During all her married life, we
dare soy, she has had little respite from
daily toil and drudgery, while the ex
hausting task of bearing seven children,
whose young lives date not very far
apart, has been rudely forced upon
her. And now, to crown the sum of
miseries, lie on whom she built her airy
castles of hope the sturdy oak around
and against which she was to twine and
rest secure has left her crippled, strug
gling vine of effeminate womanhood
to stem the blast alone, or fall in weak
ness to the earth.
No wonder that some women, thus
roared and educated, and then in time
thus overtaken by misfortune, barter
the priceless jewel of virtue for a inor
Mil of bread. The only wonder is that
under the present regime then arc not
score of fallen women where now there
is one. And yet some men prate that
woman would be degraded by allowing
her equal rights and privileges witii
THE "W0MA1T3 JOTJBNAL."
Our able contemporary of Boston
comes to us regularly and is indeed a
Aside from the many good things wc
have from time to time copied from its
plethoric columns, we find a long letter
from Virginia City, in the issue of Aug
ust 20th, which leads us to fear that some
disappointed suffrage aspirant has failed
to receive personal aggrandizement at
the hands of California progressionists.
When this woman speuks of Stanton
and Anthony as agitators whose "cour
age is commented upon and much rep
robated," we opine that she either
knows nothing of what she is trying to
talk about, or that she is piqued over
some personal failure.
Mrs. Stanton and Miss Anthony gave
our cause an impetus in California
whose effect has followed the latter to
Oregon. And when they have the Su
preme Court, the Church and the people
on their side, which we assure our Jour
nal is emphatically the ca-e, there is no
use talking, their movement is not rei
robated unless it may be so among their
Again, this querulous correspondent
soys that a prominent gentleman in
speaking of Laura Del'orce Gordon said
to her: "We should have carried suf
frage in this State last winter if it had
not been for Mrs. Gordon. If you want
to succeed you must not let such people
come to the front." No wonder this
writer think she' is "beset by foes with
in and without." She ought to be. The
woman who reviles Laura DeForco Gor
don is either a simpleton or a deceiver.
If the former, she Is not able to appre
ciate this true and noble champion of
sulfrage; if the latter, she should no
longer be allowed to impose upon the
noble ally of our cause, the glorious
THAT BTJEIED HATCHET.
Our friend of theSalem Statesman ac
knowledges a friendly raid that wc re
cently made upon his Hanctuin, and
promises that henceforth then, shall be
peace between us. In mr uns . . .,
cated innocence we thought there al"
ways had been "peace between us,"
"We feel ecstatic over the fuel that this
peace is recognized.
We can't help poking a little fun at
our brother sometimes, and ncm- n....
we are personally acquainted we hope
lie'H always Know we mean fun. Get
the better of us if you can, brother.
That is one of man's as well as woman's
Our friend of the Bulletin wants us to
"take his measure." 'Twas done long
OITE BOLLOF HOHOB.
Mis Anthony's success at Salem was
as complete as at Portland.
.Supreme Court was in session, and she
had the honor ofcoiiVIncing that hon
orable IkmIv thather logic is unanswer
able., "She was interviewed by them at
the Clienieketa hotel, and we could sec
that the majority were ready and will
ing to accept the new and righteous ren
dering "ortlieT'6urle6ntlraiUl Fifteenth
The supreme judges urge us to make a
case and test the matter of our personal
enfrancliisemenUaUan.early day, and
we shall certainly do so, provided our
brother judges of election prove so per
verse as to render such action necessary.
Tills we believe they will not do, for so
much of the foremost judicial talent of
the State is already committed to the
fact of woman's right to vote that no
judge who has a political ax to grind
and what politician hasn't? will hard
ly dare to run the adverse chances that
will follow such refusal.
Then the editorial fraternity are rap
idly opening their journalistic eyes to a
sense of woman's coming political equal
ity, and are coming over to our cause in
battalions. Some of these are somewhat
tender-footed as yet, but the majority
arc men of nerve and brain, who know
whereof they speak and will not go back
on their own assertions. Prominent
among them we may make favorable
mention of the Portland Orcgoniau,
Ifcrahl, and sometimes the Jliillctin,
sometimes the Salem Statesman and
Mercury, Corvallis Gazette, the Vancou
ver JteffMer and Olympia J-a'Jio. We
don't wish to exclude any deserving Or
egon or Washington papers in this list,
and if they are omitted they will please
hand in their cards and we will take
great pleasure in advertising them,
Of the prominent ministers of Oregon
who are on our side we are proud to
claim Henderson, Elliot, Jolly, Dawson,
Atkinson, Geary, Lindsley, Knight,
Bishop, Small, Hines.Stratton, Parrisii,
Miller, Cosper, Green, Condon, and a
host of other whom we cannot just now
name. Brethren of the minstry, whose
names are omitted, send your cards also,
and let us add your names to our roll of
. ..... . .. ;
ina.uinionioineasloimluuge.NiM.sures;trt)u.imUIlu;o0(, ,n ovuly ()fthc
of corruption in 2ew ork city alluded i English-speaking world. Such produe-
to a few weeks ago, scarcely aday passes I
hut brines to us the news of some re-
.niiv iiiw.nvor,.ii iioltiiniionpv M-iim-1
HooV... ivivmnster in the I'. Armv
and stationed at Baltimore, is a defaulter
in the sum of S4"0,(H)0. Superintendent
Norton, of the money order department
of the Washington City postotllce, has
confessed that lie is a defaulter in the
sum of Slll.OOO. And so it goes. The
wife of Major Hodge, up to the lime of
his arrest, was entirely ignorant of his
defalcations, which were the result of
gambling speculations in Wall street.
Had she been his assistant, or in any J
way acquainted with his proceedings, is
it not likely that her pure and gentle in
lluence would have restrained him from
Hie commission of the crime which
darkens both of their lives? We do not
expect in the coming eraof woman' po
litical enfranchisement that all manner
of corruption will be done away with,
but we do think there will be a great
improvement in the moral character of
our National, State and municipal offi
OUE OALIPOBNIA FBIENDS.
There seems to be some feeling mani
fested anion? our California friends in
consequence of opposing views concern
ing the policy of supporting independent
candidates, who were in favorof Woman
.Suffrage, at the late election in that
State. A stricture on the course pursued
by our able and vivacious coutcmiorary, j
the Pioneer, will be found in our Cali
fornia correspondence, published on the
first page of this issue. "While we dep
recate the use of harsh words, and fain
would see our brethren and sisters ex
press their opinions in a more catholic
spirit, we fail to see wherein the candi
dacy of Mrs. Gordon for State Senator
for San Joaquin county lias in the re
motest degree injured the cause of Uni
versal Suffrage. But the election is
over. There Is no further need to dis
cuss the propriety or impropriety of
measures adopted during the late cam
paign. Let all dissension be hushed,
and let all work, hand in hand and
shoulder to shoulder, for the accom
plishment of our grand and glorious ol
ject. THE "HEEALD" AND "ENTEEPEISE
These truly deplorable specimens of
humanity, whom wc lately chastised
into decency, have "returned to their
wallowing in the mire." And when
they select Miss Susan B. Anthony as
the target of their uncouth remarks and
silly attempts at wit, they are attack
ing a woman so far above them in in
tellectual ability, moral stamina, and
public and private worth, that we know
of no comparison sufficiently strong by
which to illustrate the matter. Some
men seem to have been born destitute
of all gentlemanly instincts, and there
fore arc more to be pitied than blamed.
The pusillanimous editors of the Herald
and Enlcrpri-e evidently belong to that
The new constitution of Nebraska
has been voted down, and with it the
clauo favoring Woman Suffrage. This
is as wo expected, and the result in no
wise disheartens us. Every time this
question is presented for a vote of the
People Its increasing popularity is at
tested, and thoUgh It may fail to obtain
a majority r lhe HumnBC- of hc
voting class, U v!rtuaUy ac,,icveK a
triumph in showi,1r to the wnri.i
' increasing number of u.s adherents.
J. H. D. HENDEESON'S LETTER.
It is with pleasure that we give place
to this gentleman' i: cog! tatious; but while
wc endorse investigation, free discussion
aud free exercise of human reason, wc
beg leave to respectfully assure him that
we are not ruuuiuga newspaper upon
anybody's opinions. If, as he assures
us and we certainly are as unable to
refute his assertions as we are to dis
prove" the astrological conclusions of
Prof. Chaney his views of Bible doc
trines "are as impregnable as the eter
nal hills" they do not need the feeble
indorsement of the Xnv XoKTinvKST,
and, if they are false, our refutation is
not neeiled, as they will in time prove
their own falsity. Wo are not mixed up
in any way with religious controversy,
and do not intend to be. AVc have
proved the Bible to be a woman's rights
organ, and leave our brethren of clerical
belongings to prove Its further infalli
bility. Meanwhile, Prof. Chaney, or any
other man who will take a woman's
rights stand in the columns of the Xi:w
XoimiWKST, and who can write a read
able, plausible argument, shall be heard.
We welcome everyoody to. the "Woman
Sutfragc ranks who works with or for
the movement. Our belief upon relig
ious matters is a private affair, to be set
tled according to the dictates of our own
If ourrespeeteil brother aud co-worker
had answered Prof. Chancy' article, in
stead of scolding us for publishing it,
there would have been a vast deal more
of propriety in the deed. Our education
being that of a woman, we cannot boast
of enough research among the linisty
tablets of the past to enable us to answer
the article in question, even had we the
disposition to do so. Mr. Henderson,
educated for the Presbyterian Ministry,
should have been amply qualified to re
ply to it ; and if it is likely to do sis much
harm as he fears, may not his neglect to
answer it be one of the accounts charged
against him at the day of final reckon
ing? THE D00T0ES HOLLAND.
Our intelligent, able and lively editor
of the Xkw 2f oktiiwest is mistaken in
supposing that the San Francisco Dr.
Holland, who is the practical defender
aud champion ot masculine free lust, is
I the Dr. Holland whose poetical and
other writings have instructed and
pleased aud thrilled with pleasurable
emotions the lovers of the beautiful, the
lions spring not from suoli a soil. A. r.
Our able contemporary of the Pio-
, w mistaken anoul me iiicnuij 01
- lr. Holland whom we have been
vaumiisliitig. Our Urn-tor is me verita
ble ioet Iiimgctf, and the articles upon
the woman question for which we took
him to task originally appeared in
SerUtner'n Monthly. The San Francisco
Holland has sins enough of his own to
atone for upon the "contagious disease"
question, without being made to shoul
der the man's rights idiosyneracies of
the ioet whose name he bears.
THE "OEEGONIAN'S" VIEWS.
The Oregonian, in a well written arti
cle, comes boldly out for Woman Suf
frage. Bravo! While not agreeing with
that journal in regard to the influence it
will exert in politics, we are glad it ac
knowledges the abstract right of woman
to a voice in the Government. A cor
respondent of that paper attempts a re
ply, bringing forward the .stale state
ment that politics will degrade women,
but is effectually answered by the argu
ment that if the corruption of politics
requires the disfranchisement of women
to keep them honest and pure, the dis
franchisement of men should be de
manded to also keep thein uucontaini
nated. The cause is marching on. Who
WOMAN EIGHTS PEELING IN POET-
An article under the above caption,
from the Portland Jlrrald, will be found
elsewhere in this issue. Doubtless some
things in it will afford some amusement
as wull as be of interest to the friends of
our cause in Portland. Some of the
statements therein contained are correct,
but for some others we cannot vouch.
We will, however, lieltherassort nor deny
anything in the premises. The article
in question is sullicicnt to show that the
cause of Equal Bights lias flourished
anil increased immensely in Portland
during the last six months, anil our edi
torial brother seems firm in the convic
tion that women will soon use the bal
lot ill this city, and bows gracefully to
the decree of destiny. And he is right,
too, for the ladies of this municipality
intend to vote at an early day. "The
good time coining is almost here."
LATJEA DeFOEOE G0ED0N.
On election day in California a man
scratched the name of the Bepublicau
candidate for Secretary of State, and
wrote Iiura DeForce Gordon's in its
place. Mr. Gordon's electioneering
experience was a grand triumph. She
received 101 votes that were counted
votes of gentlemen of lioth political
parties licsldes an immense number of
votes of women, which, lo use her own
expressive language, "lloatcd loose in
the ballot Imixcs and failed (o stick."
THE ANTHONY PAETY.
Miss Susan B. Anthony, accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. Duni way, started Mon
day morning on a lecturing tour up the
Columbia, intending to visit the Walla
Walla Fair, and stop at as many inter
mediate points as possible. Miss Duni
way also accompanies them a portion of
the journey. They will return in time
to meet an appointment at Albany next
Wednesday evening, Sept. 27th.
Joaquin Miller, the eccentric " cstern
poet, went to a great London party
recently, to which he had been invited,
in a ml flannel shirt, and his trowsers
tucked into his boots.
LETTER PBOM KANSAS.
MiSs Anthony has received the follow
ing letter, which, owing to her many du
ties, she request us to publish and an
My Dear Mis Anthony: Can you, from
your numerous employments, find time
to oblige mo with the following informa
tion, or direct me where T may obtain it:
At what time (the year) did women first
appear as lecturers orspeakers before the
public, and who was she or they. And
any other facts vou can give me in con
nection will be gratefully appreciated.
-Mrs. A. I". .Nicliois, OI lius cuy, ami
myself arc circulating here a petition,
claimine- the elective franchise for
women, and headed with the "Wood-
hull & Clatlin" Preamble. eare nieci
imr with great success, and would be
glad to hear from vou if the movement
Is generally succesful throughout me
With pleasant remembrances of your
self I remain
Gkktiii'Iik J. Laxo.
Lk.wkxwohth, Kansas, Aug. 22il.
ItKt'IjV TO LKTTKIt FItOM KANSAS.
If the friend will send her name and
P. O. address with $1 to our National
Woman Suffrage Committee at Wash
ington, Mrs. J. S. Grilling, the Sec'y, will
return to her-a. copy of the "History of
the Woman's Bights Movement," pre
pared by Mrs. Pauline Wright Davis,
from which she will learn that Francis
Wright, in 1S2S, was the earliest public
speaker mi our question; then, in lxiti,
Ernestine L. Hose, Lucretia Mott, Clar
inda J. H. Nichols, Pauline Wright Da
vis, Francis D. Gage, Dr. Harriet K.
Hunt; a little later A boy Kelly, the
Grimpke Sisters, Jo-eplilne S. Grilling,
Jane Elizabeth Jones; In 1SU), Lucy
.Stone, Antoinette U Bowcu, Emma It.
Coe, Lydia A. Jenkins and many others.
As to the progress of our "New Depart
ure" women already voters under the
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments
It Is accepted by lawyers and legisla
tors almost universally, and the people
have but to read Gen. Butler's unan
swerable report on the Woodhull Memo
rial to accept the conclusion, hi all our
public work we have never seen any
idea, or plan to attain it, so readily and
rapidly adopted and acted ujmui ; aud
this Bcport of (Sen. Butler's is in the
book that Mrs. Grilling will send in re
turn for every autograph and SI. Let
every friend of Woman Suffrage get this
liook and circulate it among her neigh
bors. Shall Women Have a Chance to Learn a
toom TmxiNim: tii.tox's luttki:
UjCIS LAUOUCIISRIIIMS, AVO.
TO T1IK ST.
If I could be in St. Louis at your
meeting, I would beg a hearing in jier
son in behalf of an Idea specially im
portant to the working classes; namely,
a re-arrangement of your crafts, ami
particularly of the liner mechanical pur
suits, so as'to give to women an equal
chance with men to earn a livelihood
by well-paid toil.
I believe in women. So docs every
man who remembers his mother, his
sister, or his wife. Eagerly do I share
in the sentiment that even- man should
support some woman his heart's mate
whom lie loves, and for whom he strives.
The chivalry which makes the strong
sex the natural protector of the weak
runs in every true man's blood. Nor
emi miv nut. Tin morn setmHfvn tli:iti T f.i
! all the'pretty phrases with which the
poets paint and gild it.
Hid tiiriif i,f. noetrv of :fy
Jjut, turning irom me poetrj or lire
aud looking at its prose, 1 see millions
of women wlio nave no otner protectors
than their own womanly selves; who
have no other livelihood than they can
earn with their own weary hands; ami
who have no other comforts than they
can purchase with their own meager
Now. these women to earn money,
mtit iearu trade?. But in entering
trades, they compete with men; for men
are already in all trades even to the
making of women's shirts ami chil
dren's jdnaforc. Asa consequence men,
instead of being their natural protectors,
1 two me in reality their natural enemies.
For instance, in my own business,
which is printing, I know of bearded
anil brawny compositors who, while
I,,ti- n.n!- ii.r,.,.n...i '.. ...:
den In the face anil shatter the third
' pniiuimiitlfiipiit In eitiiklumlzitirv tin.
1 proioitton that women have no natural
: right to set types. Ami yet the swiftest
tpye-sctter 1 ever saw was a woman
The world is large enough lor both
sexes-otherwise God would not havel"',,cHI'lii c"Je e?i v ur, ,-,
m. fliem Im.I1i in It. Tt..ln,r i it n.! i""- Biddy, (meekly). 'Tec laid an
bavin.- both to fiirhi. bravol? llm linttli'
of life, they ought each to help and not
to hinder the other in winning the vic -
inn-, it must w inonii .-... ,iv...i,i
.M-nilire a woman herelmne.. lo irn n..
honest living. What if that same man's , "ft1 ;uul wkesa microscopic view of the
wife should become a widow, or his!" , . ,
daughter an orphan, and what if either
or both should be bitterly forced to
work at a trade for the sake of filling
Hi..!.. .a.tl,lf..ttfu liimtr-.- .iim.lliu T ......
fancy that such a man would be repent- nurf closely, I lwrcelve it is not pre
ant in his very grave at the remorseful oIeI: ""ped; too short, madam quite
.it...!! ,f i.....:.... ,.i...m. .i., too short, not well finished oil, by any
oniKirtunitv to nnv slrm-limr daVhter
ine, therefore, to say
j blank (though I mean no ollense by it)
that utile capitalists nave Hitherto op
pressed the working-men, and this
must confess, so also the working-men
j have hitherto oppressed the working
I women, ami this .'on must confess.
! Nor confess it only, nor better it in
I pint, but reform it altogether. Let the
j old grievance be now brought to a ha-
py end. You are a body of noble and
generous souls. Speak at St. Louis a
, word that shall gladden the heart ot
every woman In America who tons lor
her "daily bread. From the center of
the continent to the boundaries thereof,
send out a declaration that you will
henceforth bid women a cheerful wel
come into all your trades, ami add to
this the hist anil brotherly pledge that
I for women as for men a fair day's work
; snail bring a rair day's pay.
I Finally, after having done tills ius-
tice to woman; after having gallantly
I nn)!tiw) li.. I, if., tlin 4 roil, nf l.t,-.lwitiw..
if then you cannot bear to sec her soil
ing her white hands with its grime, and
you want to get her out of it, why, sieze
the first golden chance to marry her out
of it siml take my word for it, she will
then graciously leave you thcmonopolv
all to yourselves!
Tciuiie V. Clatlin addressed a Uermuii
IKilitical meeting in New York on Fri
day, and announced herself a candidate
for Congress in the Eighth Congres
sional district of New York. This is
James Brooks' district, and it is not the
first time that tills gentleman has had a
woman for an opponent, Mrs. Elizabeth
Cady Stanton having been a candidate
against him several years ago.
Silks cure sulks.
The Booster-Pecked Wife.
The following article contains (as wc
humbly think) some errors in National
History. Whoever saw a hen scratcii
ing up worms for a cock? But we
fctroneTy suspect there is eoneenlwl muter
the rural picture.au attack upon some of
wie oiiiesi iiisuiuuous o! society. Do
you ask, Oh, conceited critic! what this
seeming contradiction means, and why
we should print what we so much
suspect and disapprove?. We answer in
the words ofShakespeare modernized-,
"There are more things In heaven and earth,
ijiu U.M. ui-ior.
Than are ilrcamt orin your philosophy.
Mrs. Biddy Chanticleer scratches for
her breakfast. O. Chanticleer; Esrtt
from the top rail of the barn fence, be
comes cognizant of the fact, and struts
with dignity towards his little spouse.
Biddy "Good lnorninu, my dear."
O. C. Esn. "Mornlmr. madam: nuite
enjoying yourself, madam; of course vou
are not aware of the fact that I have
been up for more than an hour, and have
not vet eaten a mouthful? Is this what
I married vou for. madam ? "Gives her
a pointed salute on the ancle. Where
are your domestic qualities, madam :
Imprints a mark of affection on the top
of her head. Where was your smile of
affection when you saw me getting off
the fence? I watched you, madam!
Where was your tender female solicitude
when you beheld me looking weakly for
the want of a little nourishment?.
Where, I reeat, is my breakfast? Coek-a-doodle
Biddy (meekly). "Have a worm."
Mrs. Biddy Chanticleer lays her first
egg, and has invited two or three female
friends to help cackle O. V. Esq., being
Mrs. Biddy. "Cut,cut,cut-a-a-a! cut,
cut, cut-a-a-a cut?"
Mrs-. Part lett. "Qua, qua, qua, eut-a-a-a
Mrs. Penfcather. "Cluck, eluck, qua.
qua, eut, cut, cut, a-a-a cut!" Is Inter
rupted by thesuddcu appearanceor U. U.
Esq., who has just returned from a stag
O. C. ISsn. "Cock-a-doodlc-do! Now.
may patience Ih vouchsafed to me to ask
of you, madam, hatffocall this mean?
Here am I rcturninjr, careworn and ex
hausted, from the excitements and
temptations of a delusive world, expect
ing to liud reiHise and ieace in tne miiei
of domestic nct, instead of which I dis
cover vou in the midst of riot and dissi
pation. Madam, insult not my lienetra
lion by denying it lallirm that you are
having a party !"
Mrs. Biddy (apprehensively). "Not at
all, my dear; that Is, at least, my friends
were just going ty, and stopped in quite
accidentally, ami so for you see, my
dear, I've laid an egg! cut, cut, cut, a-a-
a-c tuat is, at least yes, sir, wo ve lam
Three female neighbors, siniultane
Cut, cut, cut, cut-a-a-a-cut!"
O. C'. Esq., (majestically). "Peace,
hens. Madam, what does all this cack
ling folly mean?"
Exeunt hens, in indignation.
O. C. Esq. "It has become necessary,
at tills stage of our matrimonial career,
that I should state, in mild but unmis
takable terms, my opinions regarding
the appropriate sphere and duties of
"First, self-devotion. It has been the
decision of all rooster-kind, for ages, anti
therefore cannot be denied, that the
crowning virtue of the hen character is
disinterestedness. A true lien should be
patient, self-forgetful, obedient, tenderly
solicitous for her husband's little wants,
delighting wholly and solely in the
graceful anil pleasant duties that cluster
round the domestic nest. On the con
trary, I find you thinking only how to
gratify your own selfish tastes ami de
sins, instead of displaying (as might
naturally be expected) some little sense
I of loneliness and melancholy at j-our
I husband's absence. I return from a visit
i . .,... i,nIlrv n,i fi,i Vnn
of nearly twelve hours, and fiud you
literally rejoicing ! Madam, I ask it of
you, is this true henhood?
"Second. A retiring disposition, a
delicate shrinking from contact with the
coarse and uiisynipathizing world, an
exclusive indifference to all without the
sacred circle of the domestic nest. On
the contrary I find you gadding among
the other hens of the yard, making ap
I ask of you, madam, is this true henhood?
"Third. Freedom from curiosity; a
true lien never evinces the slightest in
terest in the affairs of her neighbors,
scarcely in her own; she never inquires
concerning the whereabouts or actionsof
her husband, being perfectly assured
that, wherever lie may be, and however
ii ...... .
appearances at tne time may seem to
a view to the welfare ot tne domestic
nest. On the contrary, what do I find
to be the truth in regard to yourself?
Not a rooster raises ids voice within
half a mile of the yard but you are able
, to ""'"eliim; not a hen fays an egg, but
' SB eut, cut, cut, cut-a-a-a. No, I
! "'J'lT3!' ! v i an cps'"1.
i V- , Jv ( solemn animation),
I I oft tc laid an egg ! And pray where
l H" thing?" (Walks briskly to the
' . Jl'",,y- - lll CIU 1 n,ea" ' " ".
. I sir?"
O. C. Es
"Htimxih well, yes; very
i means. And what do you lneaii, lnatl-
am, by having the thing so much larger
at one end than the other? "Where, I
I ask, Is your Idea ofsymmetry? Zounds,
madam, it mis is me nest you can uo in
that department, I shall lay the next
Mrs. Uiddy, (with Iierclaw in her eye).
"Please, 1 couldn't help it. I didn't
O. C. Esq., (mollified). "Weil, well,
don't fret your gizzanl ! Your'e no
chicken, madam, lobe so sensitive about
a trifle; only remember my advice in
future, anti recollect that the crowning
virtue of licnhood is disinterestedness."
Mrs. Itiddy, (meekly). "Haveaworm,
O. C. Esq., (solemnlyi. "I will."
Mrs. Iliddy C. has been setting for
three weeks. O. C. Esq., appears in the
distance, parting from one of ills num
erous female friends; the tones of his
....r r..tl r..l..it.. -tr. Tt.f.l..f ......
uee liiu lauiiiy ijii ...us. j.imaj a win. i
... . - . . .!
U. U Jisq. "And now, sweetest oiiyi" ----- ,,-"-
hens, farewell ! and may all the stars of I-f would not honor them ten times
heaven, ami all the saints or the bam- '"rc for such a course than fori Itsop
yanl, meet to register the day when Pite, he is nol ; the man ic '
your smlle dawned upon my weary life, take" to lie. Wo have iio wi rse w sh
and made me the happiest of roosters frMr. Greeley than that ' Io
F-ircwell'" I to hear his daughters speak from the
O.C. wends his wayhonieward. "Good i platform in a way that will re fleet credit
evening, Jack; monstrous fine hen, that, i uik.ii his name, and to sec them each
Just betii parting from her. Or may I ? UxunrUuxt . public mitlon
von did not notice her points. Quite fond
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OI Hit , loo, I iissuie jou. oiill in tears,
you will observe ahem! Cock-a-doodlc-do
O. C. reaches the domestic nest.
Mrs. Uiddy (feebly). "Oh, I'm so
glad to have somebody to speak to. I
haven't stepped oil" the nest, nor seen a
creature since sunrise. How do you do,
my dear? Anything new going on in the
A long pause. O. C. Esq. appears to
be suddenly overwhelmed with depres
sion and silent glooni!)-B(. ,
Mrs. Biddy. "WhaFis. the matter,-
O. C. Esr. tin a terrible voice, anti
walkiug like Othello). ".Matter! mad
am, behold!" InsertsliiS bill undcriiis
left wing aud p'roduces a rooster's
Tail feather. "Do" you recognize
that, madam. Do you acknowledge
an acquaintance with the chicken
hearted caitifl who dropped it ? Are
you aware that I found it within three
feet-of the domestic nest'?""'"
Mrs. Biddy (languidly). "Did you?
I didn't notice it."
O. C. Eso. "Peace, lien, and listen,
while in calm but decisive terms I stri ve
to impress upon your mind the enormity
of your conduct. Has It not'been decided,
I ask you calmly, madam, has it not
been the opinion of roosterkiud for ages,
and is it not, therefore, undeniable, that
(after disinterestedness) the one thing
needful to the female character is ex
cessive modesty. A true hen is so
strictly and severely virtuous that the
slightest attempt at intimacy from one
of an onnosito sex. though disguised
i ... ' .,. "!.. ri..i.
uciiciun uiesjH-Vious iuasK in ineimsmjp, j
win excite in ner urcast me exircinesi i
iversionand horror. On the contrary.
what do I find to be the casein regard to
yourself? Only yesterday, on returning
from a little party, I beheld you in ani
mated conversation with my brother.
Heavens, madam, am I to be longer the
victim of such duplicity ? Nol sooner
would I .sacrifice at once the domestic
nest, and fling the lifeless body oh! oh!
misery! violence: revenge: u" rainy,
thy name is lien.' "
Mrs. Biddy gets lidgety on her nest.
"Oh, dear me, I'm so tired !"
Silence ror Halt an pour.
Mrs. B. (in gentle desperation). "My
dear, do you think you would like look
ing to tliencstaintnute, wiiiiei run ami
pick a little bit of something? I haven't
taken a mouthful to-day."
O. f. F-s!. (starting up in doubt).
"Madam, have I heard aright? Do I
understand that you have distinctly
offered to shift upon your husband the
little duties of lhe domestic nest ? Are
you going to step from your sphere.
madam 7 Do you mean to lie a hen's
rights lien, madam V Have not I again
and again impressed upon your mind
that female selfi-dine- alone is at the
bottom of these impious doctrines? And
what, on the contrary, according to the
decision of all roosterkiud, should. be the
real pride and ambition of henhood?
Disintere-tedness; a true hen glories in
little crosses and trials: for, without
temptation she perceives there can be no
virtue; without trials no patience; with
out afllictions no resignation, which is
always so lovelv in the female character.
A true hen, situated as you are, would
not only rejoice that Providence had
seen lit'to perfect her with trials, but
with that beautiful self-abnegation
which can never be too strenuously in-
cuiated by roosterkiud, would set herself
to planning new sacrifices, i say a true
lieu, in your situation, instead ot siieak
ingfrom her little duties, would contrive
some plan (if only by reaching out her
head ami picking the earth around her)
for supplying licr husband's little
Mrs. Biddy (ineeklv). "Haveaworm,
O. V. Esq. (solemnly). "I will."
About the Blood.
If we take a glass of water, it begins to
cuter the blood within one minute, after
it is swallowed, and soon it is all there.
If we take a cup of tea, all the soluble
parts of it are in the blood in a very short
time, usually. If we take a glass of
whisky or beer, it is on the same route
of travel witii the tea, and very impure
blood it makes at the time. To be sure,
all hands go to work to get rid of it: the
little capillaries of the skin go to cinp-
i II 1, !.. A. 11 1 1,.-
lying ine liquids out iiirougn iiicskiu
as fast as they can, and if the weather is
warm, they get along pretty rapidly at
their work. The lungs throw it out in
our breath, in the shape of vapor, and
the kidneys work away as lively as they
Then our food, when It is properly
prepared by digestion, goes, so far as; it
is soluble, Into the same current of the
blood. If wc cat suitable, nutritious
food, the products of it arc all wanted to
supply the tissues, and the material is
carried along to the points where it is
wanted, and is then used. Further,
when the smallest part of a muscle, or a
nerve, orof any part of the body, is worn
out, it must lie removed, and it is taken
in very small pieces and floated off in
this stream of the blood, to be ehaliged
still further, and if of use, it is used;
otherwise it finds its way out of the body.
So we can see how the blood is con
tinually changing, growing pure and
impure. Not impure because some
villainous stream of dark poison main
tains its stay there, floating, around to
do what mischief it may, but impure
because we have introduced the impur
ities to it through our stomachs or lungs:
impure, perhaps, because we have filled
it with the contents of some villainous
bottle of somebody's dyestutr, which lie
claims will purify the olood.
Tf wc would have pure blood, then, let
us breathe pure air, eat pure loon, and
drink pure water. MicJiiyan Tribune.
Hokack Ghkklky's Vikws. In the
Golden Aye of this week, Mr. Horace
ureciey ventures to iicuue lus position
on love, marriage ami divorce, and the
woman question generally. His views
on the former topics "are orthodox
enough to satisfy the most fastidious nf
social riiarisecs, and on the latter ques
tion no tioggeuiy mautaius an attitude
of obstinate ami unreasoning opposition
to sullrage, and every line of effort
wlncli would bring woman into public
notice. He goes so far as to exun-ss
me nope mat. siioum ins ii.nugntcrs en
gage in puitno auairs ami occoinc con
spicuous in conventions, at the bar and
in the Senate, his career may close be
fore tlieir's are fairly begun. Hut sup
pose that his daughters are fortunate
enough to inherit a large share of their
father's political taste and insight, and
find themselves impelled by native in
stincts ami called by circumstances they
cannot Innocently disobey to take part
in public allairs ? Shall they bo true to
themselves and the voice of duty, or to
their father's whims? Supiiose they
find themselves each with a husband
anti family trt support, and to tlo this
are compelled to take a itositioii which
Involves publicity? Would he not
honor them for brushing away ail fas
tidious and superfine tastes, ami accept
ing me situation and meeuug me
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1M.H..1. ... n .-.ti ...i ... m... .Mill !imif moiMl.
Willi smicriur iiuumpvtivv, ...m
At a funeral at Des Moines, after the
funeral sermon, the preacher gave per
mission to any friend of the deceased to
make a few remarks. A chap got up and
called the attention of the mourners to
an article of hair invigorator which he
had the agency of or the State of Towa,
and which the deceased used before his
Late Telegraphic News.
Lowull, Mass,, Sept. IS. Twontv
onc new cases of smallpox were reported
in this city yesterday. The Superin
dent of schools prohibits the attendance
of children in whose families or im
mediate vicinity the disease shows it
self. New YoitK, Sept. 18. Gen MeClellun
declines to accept the office of Con
troller. Connelly's letter to Hall, declining to
vacate his office, cites the Mayor's an
swer in the Court, that he had no power,
if so disposed, to remove the Controller,
aud announces his firm determination
to hold the oflice.
Viuoixia City, Sept. 19, 3:30 p. sr.
A great lire is raging. Everything is
burned south of Taylor street. The
Express building and Bank of Califor
nia, and all the brokers' offices on C
street are burned out on both sides, from
Danley & Goodsmau's to the Tahoe
Omaha, Sept. 10. On the vote for the
new constitution of Nebraska, with
twenty-seven prominent points to be
heard from, there is 1,-17 majority
against its adoption. Five independent
propositions were submitted: l'irst, to
make bank stock-holders liable for three
times the amount of stock: second, to
give counties the right of prohibiting
the sale of spirituous liquors; third, pro
hibiting county or municipal aid to
railroads; fourth, compulsory education;
fifth, woman suffrage. These were all
voted down by an overwhelming ma
joritywoman suffrage worse than all.
It is not expected that further returns
will materially change this result.
CniC A(io, Sept. LU The remains of
the late President Lincoln were removed
from the temporary vault in which they
have been since hisdettth, anil placed in
a tomb just finished for their reception.
There were no ceremonies. Itobcrt
Lincoln, Senator Trumbull, Gov. Gratz
Brown, ami Judge Davis, of the United
States Supreme Court, were pre-cnt.
San Francisco Market.
San Francisco, Sept. 20. Flour Tn
consequence of a falling off of exjiorts
me (lemaiHi is quiet; nuner weaK at last
Wheat Market weak; demand light
at S2 .-0( 2 021 for milling lots.
Barley Prices given away under in
fluence of large receipts ami a pressure
to realize sales. Bange of quotations
SI 'X(.jj 10.
Oats Good, $2 05.
Potatoes Mission, 0o($S71e; Half
Moon Bay, OOcfeSl; sweet, S2,2 12.
Onions Little more tone to the
Corn Quoted at $2 35f2 15.
Comment Local mills 2ffil.
Bye Quoted at ?1 Oof. 2.
Buckwheat Last sale of new at 3c.
MISS SUSAN 6. ANTHONY,
The Worlil-Kcuoii noil
"Woman Suffrage Advocate,
l.-itt-ly Tnim lhe Kant nud t'alilornla,
WILL LECTURE AT ALBANY,
VKDXKsiDAY HVKNINU, ssKPT. 27,
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