The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, November 17, 1871, Image 1

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MKS. 1. J. Iil.Mff.IV, Editor aai rreprlflor.
Ol'FIt'I. t'r. Third anil Wtw1ilncon M.
TKKMS, IX ADVANCE:
On vfir
Six menths.
Three menUi.
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ADVHimSBMKXTSInRertedon Reasonable
Term".
(For the New Xorthwekt.
The Broken Vow.
BY JESSIE TCLSOX.
(The follewlBg line werecompoedon fceelng
a notice of the terrlWe aceklent herein de
sertbed.J "OureiMHiJMle. have met, lo-e, .
TliB hall bow In ItBht,
Ami xy ' throng, love,
Orinmates to-night.
"Ota, Hat to tle music!
Tn aoeh llirlHInc strains
The IHe-enrrent dashes
A kmc tloe young vein !
"I lonK Ht be villi them;
Oomw with we, sweet wife;
A brlKht hour of pleasure
Will r jwursMH life.
"WVH terd the nnsh:river.
AMI senile Ami tiw " '
The td now Ktand ready
For baby and you."
" Tte not tlm reuijh river,
Mylms!)iHl,irirJ .'
No nend lies eoiieealed there
In waters m eknr.
Iie iikmon doth dwell In
The sfirklig wine
Oh! shun the fair tempter,
Iar husband of irtlne !"
"Come, ttien.liltieguardbtu,
Ami make your hnart light;
I vow I will yield not
To Baeehtta to-nleht."
Gay wiw tlte festival, bt the young wife
Gaze hopetoiKly, tearfully now
Into the future. All dark seem her life.
And cruel between love and duty the strife.
For her huland has broken his vow!
(lone Is hin manliness, gone his pride;
Dimmed Is the souMlght of his dark eye;
Vainly he strives his dark error to hide;
Mt!entty,homewardbound, now they both ride,
And the dark, roaring river is nigh.
"Give me the babe, wife, I cannot tnit you,"
Cries the husband, still fearless and gay;
And what though her cheeks wear the pale lily
hue.
And she pleads through hot tears In her soft
eyes of blue.
Yet he hears Iter lored burden away.
ihtt a few moments ixxw ere the home shore Is
gained.
And tlte bale seems In danger no more
Bat 'lie fond mother asks for her darling in
vain!
Alas, she has Ijjllen, with but one cry of pain.
And her Joys and her sorrows are o'er.
Twas but the babe's wrapping the father had
pressed
As he passed the last wild, surging wave;
Vet no semblance of fear pierced his wine be
numbed breast
As the little one slipped lrom his strong arm to
rest
From life's Ills In a watery grave.
JUDITH EEED:
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Fkce Speech, Fuee Pkess, Kkf.e People.
T? O-RTJL. AJSTD, OREGON, rRIDAY, ISTOArE3IBER ir, lTTL.
JSTT3XT3EXI JSt.
A Plain Story of a Plain "Woman.
(Entered, according to the Act of Congress, In
the year 1871, by Jlrs. A. J. Dunlway, In the
Offlee of the librarian of Congress at Washing
ton City.
CHAPTER XXVII.
The county records showed the mar
riage and divorce. '
Nothing further remained but an im
perative necessity upon my part to rent'
state myself in the favor of Mrs. Lewis
and prove to her that her suspicions were
baseless as a dream. For the idle clam
or of the outside world I did not care a
"What is the world to mo, that Ishould
court its fulsome adulation?" said I to
my boys.
"The world is something to us, moth
er," was the children's sensible reply.
"It is your duty, for our sakes, to prove
that j-ou are not what the people accuse
you of being."
"But, my dears, if I should undergo
the dreadfjil and disgusting ordeal of at
tempting; to prove my character irre
proachable and should succeed (which
of course I should do), T could not stop
the tongue of slander. The only way to
treat such stories, is to let them die a
natural death. But with Mrs. Lewis
the case is different. She was my friend
in my aflliction and I must cling to her
now in hers."
But this was easier said than done.
Her pride and affections had been sorely
wounded. Of the fact that her mother's
betrayer was her father's boh, she was
happily ignorant. Toothing was in tb
way of our speedy reunion but this nn
fortunate estrangement, and I was firm
in my resolve to overcome this one im
pediment to my future happiness before
the nuptials should proceed.
William was haughty and determined.
He had never spoken with the man who
had blighted his childhood by the deep
wrong inflicted upon his elder sister
He did not know until he learned the
truth from my lips that Dr. Armstrong
had caused his release from prison as
soon as he found that the real offender
was liia own unfortunate son. This
knowledge seemed to soften his dislike,
and I prevailed upon him to accompany
me to the Doctor's handsome home.
There was a look of loneliness and des
olation around the place which I had
never seen before. Mrs. Lewis, the sen
sible and charming widow, was nowhere
to be seen. I lie Doctor was sitting in
one of the parlors in an untidy blouse;
Ins snaggy lace was livid and his hag
gard eyes were bloodshot.
iianu m nanu we stood before him,
my betrothed anu t.
"Dr. Armstrong," said I, solemnly,
"we have come to crave your blessinir
to forgive the past, to tender life-long
Inenasnip anu to Dcg mat you will heal
the estrangement between your daugh-
, 1 r 1 1 -
ier anu myse... xou unuw mat j. am
guiltless. "Will you make my troubled
friend believe it?"
The Doctor tremblingly arose and,
taking the hand of each of us in his
own, he asked forgiveness, if through
inadvertence he had wronged us in the
past, and ended with a benediction that,
to me, was grandly appropriate, because
my cup of peace was full.
Then he left us alone while he sought
his daughter, with whom, we, for si sea
son, heard him plead. They returned
together, hand in hand, as we had come
to him, and in the hazy glory of that
summer day full explanations were ex
changed, and we were friends once more.
The magnetic influence of Dr. Gordon
was discussed at length. Dr. Armstrong
confessed to us that he possessed the same
power in a remarkable degree; and, but
that from its bad results he had in early
life reaped a bitter lesson, which had
proved sufficient wanting to cause hint
to be chary of his power, much ruin
would have resulted from its indulgence,
which happily had not been visited upon
the world. His unfortunate fcon pos
sessed the power without principle or
will to control himself, He did not
blame his poor, weak wife. She was
much younger than himself. They had
never had tastes and sympathies in
common, and when repentance should
come to her, as come it surely must in
time, he promised to shield, protect and
provide for her.
"There remains a revelation for me to
make," said L "That man's magnetic
power was so strong over me at one
time that I fancied myself in love with
him. He resembles you very much,
William. His voice and manner arc
much like yours, and his power over me
was for a season so great that, had it not
been for my life-long determination to
be true to you, he could have led we,
strong as my will is, whithersoever he
would. This is why I urge you, Doctor,
to deal leniently with your ioor, weak
wife."
"Did I indeed come so near losing
you?" said William Snyder.
"Dr. Gordon came very near making
a tool of me; 1 will admit mat," I re
plied, humbly and penitently.
"Then no wonder my poor mother
fell," said Mrs. Lewis.
It was decided that my lodgings were
to be broken up. We were all to return
to Dr. Armstrong's house, where a quiet
wedding should take place, and then a
visit to the home of William Snyder's
mother would be followed by a return to
our Pacific home.
AVe were married under the pure
shimmer of the evening stars. The same
minister now a feeble and obscure man
of full four score who had officiated at
pur first nuptials under a wintry sky,
when I, a fugitive from home, had plight
long-gone years and live them over as experience would bring most of them to
though I were indeed the morbid child their senses."
of yore. "Then, why is it that so many of them
We drove up and halted in front of are ready to try the experiment over
- . . . nm II?"
the old ruin which had once been a
school-house, and alighting there, spent
an hour in living over the memories of
old. AVe were too busy with our re
flections to care for conversation, but as
the time wore on our tongues were
loosed.
"Judith, do you remember Ortonvillo
aud 'Auld Lang Syne ?' "
"William, do you remember the
wheezy mclodcou, the untamed, fiery
girl who fainted when she would have
sung, and the dear singiugmaster for
whom she would have died V"
"Ah, Judith ! you gave promise then
of a glorious and noble womanhood.
All you needed was freedom, care and
culture. I loved you then, Hot for what
you were, but for what I knew you
would become. And had not the Fates
and Furies been against us, you might
again"
'It is simply because they have noth
ing else to do. AA'hilo society makes no
demand upon man, never saying he
must or must not marry, it says patron
izingly to all women,. ' lou must marry!
Marriage is your normal sphere;' and
woman, finding nothing else to do,
blindly and ignorantly takes charge of a
man, who thinks he is going to 'support
her!' and ho doc generally over the
wash-tub and cook stove, from which
narrow sphere she must not budge, or all
the Grundy's of both sexes will cry out
'for shame.' "
(To be cuntauod.j
EDITOBIAL C0BBESP0NDEK0E.
Pout Gamble, AV. T.,
Nov. 7th, 1S71. j
Taking passage on board the steamer
have reigned in all these years the queen North Pacific on the afternoon of the
of good society, and the honored wife of 27th tilt., we bade good-bye to A'ictoria
an honorable man"!" in Her Majesty's Dominions, with
"Now, AVilliam, don't preach any
more about what might have been. Is
it not Carlisle who says, 'AVhy sit
gion of saloons, its multitude of "shops"
as English people style what we call
slow leaving its wainscotted, dark ho-
and grieve over what might have tel, its McAdamlzed streets, Its colored
been, when all eternity is yet to be?' population, its awkward barouches and
Had teacc and happiness, ease and owe-necked horses; casting farewell
prosperity followed us all the days of glances of admiration at its well-kept
our life we never should have awakened gardens, substantial Improvements and
to a knowledge of our capabilities. AVe elegant Government buildings ; bidding
need not rejoice that great trials have
come to us, but we may be thankful
that we have overcome our difllculties,
good-bye to cheerful friends and gladly
setting our faces homeward, we steamed
out from the docks and up the beautiful
and that we to-day stand firmly on the inlet, heading for Port Townscnd, where,
rock of right." on the evening of the 2Stli, we were fa
The reader need not think we failed to vored with a good audience of intelli
indulge in the thousand little expres- gent and kindly-disposed people, to
sions of endearment that arc always .so whom Miss Anthony delineated the
real and important to the parties most Power of the Ballot. Then, on Sunday,
deeply interested. AVe were as foolish the 20th, she addressed an audience at
and romantic as though we had but Coupcvillc, a milling point across the
just budded into man aud womanhood, Bay, on AVhidby's Island, whore the
but as such private demonstrations are people, having already been prepared by
no part of the reader's business, I leave the Rev. Mr. Greer to accept the new-
son on the 4th and 5th, and joined us
yesterday at Port Gamble, where she
lectured in the evening. Port Gamble
is one of the many lumbering establish
ments on the Sound, of which the reader
may get a very accurate idea front the
description given by Captain Crandall
in the Orcnonian some time since; only
the Captain didn't tell that man's idea
that he must support woman is practic
ally and not theoretically considered
here. The wives of the mill men live in
houses by themselves and the men take
their meals at the company's cook
house, leaving the women nothing to do
but keep their homes. Yet these women
are strong suffragists, who witli one ac
cord agree with the slave Tom, that
they "would like to have a little wiorc
that is their own and a little let that is
master's."
To-night Ave join the King county del
egates to the AVoman Suffrage Conven
tion, and will proceed to Olympia to fin
ish the work inaugurated there some
two weeks since.
A Young Girl's Influence.
BY JENNIE E.
A Journal for Ihe People.
levoted to the Interests or Humanity.
Independent in Politic and Religion'"
Mive to all IJve Issues, and Thoroughly
Radical In Opposing and Exposing the Wrong?' '
ot the Masses.
Correspondents writing over assumed signa
tures must make known their names to the
Editor, or no attention will be given to their
communications.
him to imagine them as best may suit
him, while I talk of what the prosy
fogies of the world call "sense."
September had swung wide her gates,
gospel of reformation, were particularly
harmonious and wide awake. Again,
on the evening of the 30th, we held a
meeting in Port Townscnd, which was
and we stood unon the threshold of the as well or better attended than the first
hn..iiw.iia o,.f..n, ! -,.,.1 i ...1! Port Towiisoiui is situatcii on a nign.
from the tree-tons' droiminjr nut-shells rolling plateau, overlooking the fine wa
from their deft and daintv naws. and tcrsof thcBayandconnnandln
chattering the wild romances of the
forest to their graceful mates ; crows
were cawing in the stately com
chickens sought the mellow sunlight
and made rural melody with their fa
ed vows of constancy, again performed miliar notes; a fiock of sheep lay in the
the marriage ceremony. Scandal was so bliade of a great maple, chewing the cud
busv with mine and Dr. Armstrong's of sweet content, and half-grown lamb-
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names that nobody attended the wed- kins frolicked on a prostrate, uarK
ding except those most deeply interest- shorn elm, while far away, through
ed. The sublime and quiet joy or my what Had been in uy-goneyearsasiaieiy
.ir M.siiW.. mm tn mi. n livinir foun- walnut forest. lav the stumi-bcstudded
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.,!., r bi.lno T mo llm world was lawn, throucli which, in the snow and joiw, ami, as wo 1001,
henceforth nothing, for I had found storm and darkness, I had hurried sky overhead, the soul attunes Itself to
Ws full fruition, and to my weary among the trees on that long-gone harmony, and wc Inwardly exclaim that
ram ..oaec and rest ami Joy. evening, after my ignominious expul- the whole earth Is full of greatness,
. r i i. r-.il ,..1 v i.ii.ior s mi tram tne sinziu? scnooi
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look us to my husband's mother's home, "William, what did you tliinK 01 me uou .or i c .. u.mxon
ii attaint old rambling mansion in an that nignt.'" l asKeu, norupuy
eastern city, where peace and plenty
it per
fect amphitheater of fuow-covered
mountain's whose grandeur is unspeak
able. Standing in the dooryard of Mr.
Burns, whose conlial hospitality will
long be remembered, and looking out
and over the Bay and from thence to
the bristling array of mountain peaks
that seem to wall the waters, wc can
can count, perhaps, dozens of snow
peaks, and as the sunlight quivers on
their sides, creating glows of glories
that give us a foretaste of the Grand Bc-
from them to the
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reignctl. llic near out moiuer weieumuu
us with a quiet hospitttlity that won my
heart. A party was made in honor of
our visit, and I formed new literary ac
quaintances, among whom were pub-
Our next appointment was at Seattle,
considered one of the most favored
land-locked bay is a most excellent har-
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I thought vou were an untamed oor, aim, neing near uie great, utx-.wf
w . . 1 J .1 ! .. 11. . 1 I
mitsb:in!f. I did not then dream that icrs inducements ior me raiiroau ier-
your allections were so deep, but I felt minus, which arc so satisfactory to its
tlmr.vr.ii would some dav become fa- land Holding innauiiauusiiiaiineyciaim
mous. Do vou remember the day when high prices for real estate, which are
m.t. l.v iirovions annointmcnt in suihcicnt to retard tho growth of any
-wi - .. . , . .
it .i i. m. 1.1 In Tirrimsr. m v vonr Fairv Hower ?" enioryo city oi aiinoal any species ot as
. i .... f i, ... t t,n,i h.- "Itpmeiiiher it! Oh. AVilliam! do vou piration. This real estate fever rages
L sin.nnsn T ..vr-r ,-oi.ld fortt? I made a H "long the Sound, and Portland is not
lore ro. . . .1.. . . . i 4i. t ..,:L.,i- r
Mvhusbandwas not wealthy.-Indeed, complete fool of myself that day nnd aionu iu .....umg u B M. .
.......!. . , . f i iimtritifr mir rwii n.r:iTf mivf.ra wiin nrc
I had not given one single tiiougnt to nave oecn asnameu ot mj-wmiuui eiw ........... . " ,
7, ,..,.m4,. r s. t i-..ii.Li.u.. ot large capitalists. Port Townscnd
.i. u.i.im.o tr.,l in him and such con- "You simply 'answered a fool accord- Svo us a mug nsi ot st.usur.ut.ra tu uu.-
r..i s.. ,,. ,.,. nl.lltfv in nmviil.. illC to Ills fol v' then. I am Certain that I -llv. imjiiiuhwi,
,s. ,n.h ninrr-nnnrv I talked nonsense ouitc as much as you left the busy little town with an agreea-
,i,ipmonH altogether unnecessary, did." Wo opinion of the intelligence of iUpeo-
TUni Iia wna n.irn and honest I was well "AVell, it's no wonder my heart was pie.
assured. I had no care for other nualili- lull 01 nonsense, i. nau no companions
..!,... but rav few ill-chosen books. .Had I
wi.u..-. - ... . , ,,. .
t- i -i.,! .wi. t. opii a mail tliore would Have been some Places ior me terminus. c were nere
rui x suicuii v iinuviLii v i i-
,i.H,Pni,i -Mnu.i ,nti,pr. nml then, lil.l- avenue of usefulness open to mo by elegantly entertained by .Mrs. iggin,
ding her a final adieu, we hastened back which I could nave grown out oi sucn a wnoit. x onu.iu. rea..-ra ...
to tho oitv of . where our dear chil- state of morbid sensibility, but J. was a as a spiritual prcaeuer u. mum uuiui3
droit, Dr. Armstrong and his daughter weak, nervous, miserable woman, whose The carpcra who assailed her character
Wl'lnnlllf! l.u mill ..-ft wnrn l.f. n ii.n knni irm fn.Minir nnd eliafinc in a nent-1 in Portland by saying that she was
dav. unsnhcre: therefore, In the one direc- "running away from her husband"
"But one desire remains unratified, tion in which my mind found vent, I ought to look into her cosy home and
mv dear." said I when wo n-nn. lmm,. rnehoil tn mi pxtreme. and tliat extreme meet ner excellent consort, vte nac
again. was a love for vou which amounted to a never seen a more harmonious couple.
"What is your pleasure? Name it. ort of frenzv. Women would never be- Our visit will long be remembered as a
and it shall be granted, even to the half come such fools as they so often do If bright phase in our busy life,
of my kingdom," said my husband, fa- thev had other things to think of." As the fccattie imciUfjcnccr gives a
cetiously. "That's a doubtful compliment, Ju- very good account of Miss Anthony's
I want to spend a day with you in I dith mine." 1 lectures, and as Beriah Brown gives a
thchauntsaroundmychildhood'.shomc. "I'm "not thinking of compliments, characteristic account of the same, we
AVill you accompany me?" my would-be-flattered knight. I know choose to print their lucubrations rather
"I was just about ready to make the that your regard for me was but an in- than our own.
same request, dear Judith. Shall we go cident, while to myself our love was AVe had the honor of addressing the
to-day?" life, ambition, everything." citizens of Seattle on the subject of Tern
"Yes ; now, or any time-" "But, Judith, I assure it was all this pcrancc, bv invitation of Itev. Mr. Bag-
So we ordered a carnage and drove to me." lev, on Sunday evening, November 5th.
out on the wagon road in the direction "No doubt you thought so, after hav- The fact is, that our view of the Tcm
of my early home, which was now ing been shut up in solitude where you I perance work was a novel one to the
known as Gibbon's -Mill, w e drove for could think or imic cisc, nut 1 wen most of the audience, yet the interest
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several miles along the river bank, know that, had you never experienced manifested on the occasion showed that
where busy steamers ploughed their such a trial, you could easily have for- they were quite ready to accept the new
way many of their smoke-stacks sur- gotten me. AVomen will always be gospel of woman's moral and pecuniary
mounted bv the wire muzzies wnicn my making loois oi tiiemst;it.-3 upuu uw respousiuuuy aim nuiueucc.
childish incenuity had conceived, and subject of matrimony while they have Itev. J. F. Damon, of the Congrega
which invention had resulted to me, as nothiug else to tninu about." tionai unurcn, aiso aiued himself to the
the reader knows, in a sound whipping "Then what would you have them to cause of woman's enfranchisement, and
and ala.stin!?dls2ust for "patent rights." do?" Ic and Rev. Mr. Bagley, of the Metho-
I related my inventive experience "Let them have the same opportune dist Church, make a strong clerical forco
.... a 1 1 .. i I if. . ... i, , . 1 t nml .u 1 In 41. a fnt tf nrnrrnuetnn
in a way that deeply amusct. uuu iui- t.ua in me worm in nun. , ... ...... r.0.i.un.
cited mv husband. But the recital men. Let them feel and know that the The A omaii Suffragists of Seattle or
brought up ho vividly the hard, suffer- holy estate of matrimony is one of the ganlzed a county society during our
Inc life of mv dear, anxlous-vlsagcd incidents instead ot tne only aim oi me. stay, anu a nuniocr ot delegates are co-
mother and my own warped, narrow 1 1 am annoyed to desperation over the ing up to tho Territorial Convention at
and imblttered existence at home, that the silly twaddle of husband-hunting Olympia, on the Sth Inst.
I seemed to reach out and erasn the I eirls. A few years of my .Mrs. bmiiu ansa Antnony lectured at Port Madi-
WOMEH SHOULD BEST.
Dear Jr. J)iinheay: The 2si:w
NoimnvEST of Sept. 15th has just ar
rived, and its genial face enlivens my
otherwise lonely cabin; therefore it is
always sure of a warm welcome from
me. I sat down on the door step to find
what it had to tell me of the news of the
outside world how the Portlanders
were prospering and more especially to
learn of Miss Anthony's success in
"converting the people from the errors
of their ways."
AVhen, in looking over the column of
answers to correspondents, I saw your
answer aud advice to a "Nervous Suf
ferer," my eyes filled witli tears as I
read, and I thought: How true! If
women could get such sensible advice
more often they might possibly in time
learn wisdom and save their valuable
lives for the benefit of their families.
There is more "saving truth" conveyed
in those few lines, I dare affirm, than
was preached during that week from all
the pulpits in the city. "Thousands of
women go down to their graves every
year, leaving oheir families of children
to orphanage, becttute Ihcy do not rest."
AVomen of Oregon, do you hear that?
Then I hope that those of you who are
mothers will take warning and rent.
AVhen you are weary nnd exhausted by
hard labor, aud there seems to be no
end to things Unit are to be done, and
despair clutches at your heart strings,
leave everything and take time to rest!
If possible take a warm bath, sleep if
you can, shut your eyes at any rate and
pretend you are dead, which you soon
will be If you outrage nature much
longer.
Many a time, years ago, i have worked
until I was utterly exhausted, trying to
get ahead or even with my work (and
with a baby six months old who really
needed the est re of n rested mother) have I
left everything to take care of itself, re
tired to my cool room aud, tossing baby
on the bed with something toamusehim
sulf with, bathed my weary head and
tried to sleep and forget for a while that
there was such a thing as work and
weary women in this world. Then, af
ter an hour of blessed rest, return to the
kitchen, where the dishps were yet un
washed aud the lloor uuswept; but the
demon had departed, aud in a short time
everything was in a placid state, leav
ing me to wonder why I could ever have
felt discouraged ! Powerful medicines
are not needed and should not be resort
ed to when nature only wants a chance
to recuperate herself. I verily believe
that there Is not another as much over
worked and misused female in this
round world as a married woman. Thi
is partly her fault, but, as she has no
knowledge of nature's requirements, she
sins through Ignorance.
Neither does "the male" know that
he ought to "love, cherish and protect;"
or if he mows he does not care. Perhaps
he thinks with ICIntr Henry A'HI. of
England, "AVivcs can be had for the
asking" AW must all learn to take
care of our oirn health, and by doing
tills and avoiding all unnecessary work
we may keep our tempers unmiiit-u aim
r.iii l.oallli nil Imnaired. live to a trood
old age, and our children aud ourchil
drens' children will rise up and call us
I.Wsrtl. Mns. r. I.
Speaking of the sin of intemperance
one evening, an old gentleman with
silver hair remarked that many a one
had been saved through the gentle iu
fiuence of a woman, and requested leave
to tell the following story to illustrate
the fact: ,
The little village of Brier Dell lay
basking in the sunlight of a bright win
ter afternoon. In spite of its romantic
nanip. it was a bustling, active little
town, thomrh not very large. Brier
Dell had always been a strictly temper
ate town, a Good Templars' lodge being
one of its principal features. Many a one
had appeared on the spot requesting land
enough to build a saloon upon, but al
ways beingscnt away as quickly as pos
sible, as if his very presence tainted the
pure air.
But one ill-fated day two dark, evil
looking individuals appeared in town,
bought a Jot and comiciiccd the erec
tion of a building. In answer to the in
quiries of the inhabitants, they replied
that they were building a drugstore.
Said inhabitants expressed their appro
bation, aud wondered why no one had
thought of putting one up before. But,
ah, how little they knew what a curse it
would prove !
AVell, the building was finally finished,
aud the proprietors placed drugs on the
shelves and whisky under the counters.
The good people of Brier Dell looked sol
emnly at one another and shook their
heatls, but, for a wonder, took no meas
ures to put a stop to such shameful pro
ceedings. In the suburbs of the town several
good buildings had been erected, and on
the particular afternoon of which I
speak, a young man emerged from one
nf tlion nnd s.umtprpd slowlv UD the
street. Glancing at his face, you womti
have set him down at once as genial,
l.mipuf nml pvpn-tpivmered. A frank,
i)t.ni. f..f.imprrv I ill ii pvps. broad, high
, ' , ... I. Loll, nltfv-
toreiieuit ami aji
gether quite a Handsome young teuuw,
and a great favorite with, every one.
AVhile he wis sauntering up
street, a young girl was saying to ner
mother: "Now, mamma dear, you must
lie still and rest, and I will run up town
and get your medicine." Her voice
was low and sweet, and her dark brown
eves seemed full of love and tenderness.
"I was standing by the door of the
store as she came in, while on tho other
side a party of wild, reckless young fel
lows were trying to persuade the afore
said young man to take a "social glass"
with them. He refused for some time,
savins he had never tasted liquor, and,
what was more, he never intended to.
But thev kent urcintr him. and tellin
him that one gluts would do him no
harm.
He hesitated, looked at tho glass, and
hesitated airain. but. finally taking it in
his hand, said : "I will drink this, but
not another dron as Ions as I live.
The others looked at one another and
winked.
The young girl who had just conic in
took it all in at a glance. Her face grew
nale and her beautiful eyes lilled with
sad reproach, but, stepping firmly up to
the young man, she laid her hand on his
arm" and said in a low but firm tone:
"AVillis, for the love of God and your
mother's sake, don't touch it."'
For a moment he looked angry, but the
next an expression oi sadness aud shame
came into his eyes, aud, setting down
the glass, he turned toward her aud said:
"You have saved me from shame and
humiliation, anil I thank you more than
I can tell."
"I knew him well," continued the old
gentleman, as he finished his narrative,
"and from that day until the day of his
death lie never touched a drop of liquor,
aud all through the gentle infiueiice of
that young girl."
Queen ATictora's Hallucination.
AVhatever may be the truth in regard
to tho report that Queen Alctoria in
tends to abdicate the throne of England,
it is known that she has been laboring
for some years past under at least one
phase of mental infirmity. She has a
firm conviction that Prince Albott In
always present with her, and that she
can hold communion with him. Her
private rooms arc arranged as they were
when he was alive. His chair is placed
opposite to her own in the library, and
the books which lie delighted to read to
her are arranged lovingly, in order, upon
tho table. In some of her moods she
will converse with him for an hour to-
pther. eonduetintr her own suaro of tho
conversation aloud, and with the vigor
and interest of old times. He had
taught her by his example, the success
of his business enterprises especially by
his management of the uueny oi orn-iv-.li
in uiinnrititpiid as much as possible
of her private affairs herself; to reduce
all unnecessary expenditures, and to
forbid extravagances. Hence, the
greatest simplicity is observed at the
tiuecu's table, ana sneniinsmes man jib
husband looks on well pleased. At
riniiM. when she is more than ordinary
depressed with a sense of his presence,
the poor, fond woman, will order a knife
and fork to be placed on the dinner-table
for him, and cause tne aiieuuuiiw to
place every course berore tho empty
chair as if the master still occupied it.
Every morning a pair of boots are
cleaned and set down against the door of
the chamber which he once occupied,
and at breakfast, when in Scotland, she
will often sit a long time m suence,
waiting for the Prince.
The Queen's strong ueuei in tne com
munion of the living with the spirits of
the dead, she received from Prince Al
bert himself, who was a sort of theoso
phist a something between" Jacob Beh
men, the mystic, and J. G. Fitche,
the philosopher of transcendentalism.
AVhatever may be thought of it as a
theory of philosophical or religious be
lief by sober, common-sense people, it is
to Victoria a source ot great consolation,
and she often talks with the Prince con
cerning the state of the soul after death.
She has been gradually withdrawing
from public life for some years past, ami
lives in a world of her own. Her harp
and her easel arc both neglected, and
she neither sings, plays, nor paints, ex
cept at rare intervals, when she will
sweep her harp strings ior a lev. mu
ments in memory of some sweet German
air that her husband loved to sing or
hear sung.
Men anil 'Women Advocates.
ITnLlfl- fJllKKI.I.Y'S JiIllllltAMTY.
In ponvimr the follow'
Ills I.I..V I- !.-..... -VrL-
ing generous wonis .nun mi.- --i--"
Tribune of Oct. 11th; this is the true
rl! . .1. 7..:.. nfllii IMC
AVCr since ie J ' "
burnt out. in 1SJ5, wc have kept always
on hand duplicates oi every unng neeuei.
for the publication of the paper, forming
in fact a complete duplicate olhce. Mr.
Thomas N. Booker, our foreman, yes
terday telegraphed, on behalf of the As
sociation, to Mr. Sidiiey Howanl Gay,
Alanaging Editor of the Chicago IVibunc,
placing this oince at n " ":"'"
the Chicago Tribune,
or any other Chicago newspaper. At
r nnr nwn irreat calamity,
twenty-six yearsago.tl.epro.npt
neighbors was so euiuiv.i..j
that we did not miss tho publication a
siii'de regular issue; nor have we missed
nn.f linn?. AVe have needed, in :v quar
ter of a century, to call, just once, on a
neighbor, for press-worK; m.t
always remembered the aid of lSlo and
held ourselves ready to give he p wher
ever it was needed. Many others, no
doubt, are ready to do the same to the
extent of their ability; aud from all we
invoke the speediest assistance for
stricken Chicago.
Girls and women constitute one-half
of the depositors or the uosion saving
banks.
Now-a-days it is the fashion to praise
the brave and good men who conic for
ward to the support of woman suilrage
above the women who stand with them
shoulder to shoulder. AVe hear it said
that men have apprehended the situa
tion better, and even that tney nave
shown more tact and delicacy. John
Stuart Mill, Bobcrt Collyer, George
AVilliam Curtis, Litboulaye, ia-ncst
Gouve, Salvatoro Morelli, and many
others, certainly deserve all the compli-
41..., I ... ytnlil tln,. I.llf it tc
tllUlltO llltlli Irilll UU 1.1.111. 11,1,..., AV
easy to see why they occupy a position
of greater dignity than some of the
women who arc working towards the
sami. pud. It takes a person of the no-
l.lpst instincts and broadest sense of
justice to advocate the cause of an op
pressed class to which he or she does not
belong. Men who have espoused the
rights of women occupy an elevated,
outside position from whence they can
survey the whole Held, iney sit in tne
iiullcial seat while women make the
idea. The women, destitute of imple
ments, are trying to set themselves free
from tiie inside. The men, with imple
ments furnished them by freedom, are
endeavoring to help their sisters from
the outside. AVomen learn the wrongs
of theirscx more through the heart than
the head; men apprehend them alone
through tho intellect, and bring a cooler
anil more logical temper to the appre
hension. Most of the speeches made by
women in their own behalf are weighted
with feeling. They are in too great haste
and stress of eagerness togettheirrights
to be exact and nice in the choice of ar
guments. They tell what they, them-
a nli-no linf'n frA t C-rw.li new! e 1 1 f! . TTU I nn)
.v; t -- 7 44v vi nun i-iiiivn-'ij
furnish, however incompletely, the ele
ments or vital heat, while tno men au
vocates sunnlv litrht. Mrs. Elizabeth
Cady Stanton in this country, and
Frances Power Cobbe in England, are
the only women who. bv reason of the
highest logical faculty, have as yet
shown themselves capable of givin
statements of the whole question as
elose and convincing as those furnished
by John Stuart Mill and Laboulaye.
Our feeling towards tho men who have
come to our aid is not a cold and feeble
emotion, but the verv enthusiasm of
gratitude. AVe feci that they arc for us
because, by their very mental and moral
constitution, thev cannot be against us.
MM . I . . 1 ,.!! I .. l
inuj ere won i to tne iKii.tuiiis.iip, unu
such insignia of nature's nobility is be
yond praise.
Although the wnnipii advocates are
working for themselves, and at tho first
uiusii seem to stand lower than these
men, who from pure love of truth and
justice have come to thr front; still, ill
a broader sense, there is no conflict or
..:..:. . c . . -. . . .
u.v.siuii ot interest. .Men ana women
together in this cause are doing a work
ior numanity, ono and indivisible, and
it is always well to keep this tact prom
inently before the mind of the world.
t
A Comical Incident. Rev. F. C.
Morris relates the following: A parrot,
belonging to some friends of mine, was
generally taken out of the room when
the family assembled for prayers, for
fear he might take it into his head to
join irreverently in the responses. One
evening, however, his presence hap
pened to be unnoticed, and he was en
tirely forgotten. For some time ho
maintained a decorous silence, but at
length, instead of "Amen," out lie came
with "Cheer, boj-s, cheer." On this, the
butler was directed to remove him, and
had got as far as the door with him,
when the bird, perhaps thinking that he
had committed himself, and luul hotter
apologise, called out, "Sorry I spoke."
The ovcrpoweriug effect on the company
may be more easily imagined than des
cribed. National Baptist.
Ocean Diuft. A bottle wits recently
picked up on tho south beach of the
Island of KeyAVcst, with a. memoran
dum enclosed, showing that it had been
thrown overboard from a Norweigan
brig at a ioiiit six hundred miles to
the eastward of the Island of Martinique.
From an examination of tho chart it
appears that this bottle, driven by the
currents known as the driftof Northeast
trade winds, must have passed into and
through tho Carribean Sea around the
Island of Cuba and into the Gulf of
Mexico to the beach at Key AVest. This
long course covers a distance of nearly
three thousand miles, aud from tho date
on the memorandum the rate of progress
of the bottle must have been over thir
teen miles a day, it having been driven
along by tho currents for two hundred
and eighteen days.
Grace Greenwood writes to the Chi
cago Jirpublican, declaring that there is
neither truth noriun in its "personal,"
that she had boxed the ears of a carrier
of that journal for bringing the paper
late. She saucily adds that she has
always found newspaper carriers trust
worthy and obliging, and that if she
were in the boxing line she would not
direct her stinging blows against the
carrier's ears; but against those of the
local editor, "preferring a good, large
mark." The Jiejmbliean humbly pro
poses, by way of amend, to send Its fiery
untamed local up to Grace to be killed,
and offers to pay the funeral expenses.
Cincinnati paper savs that In that
city dressmakers and seamstresses, who
comprise the greater number of work
women, tlo not average more mail ati.
lnllara a wpek for forty weeks in a year.
The remainder of the time they are out
of work. At the large cioan, tiressmaK-
in" and ladies' suits establishments tnoy
work by the piece. At these, for work
for which customers pay from five to
seventy-five dollars, the sewing woman
who does tne woriv guts .rum uuc uuim
in ton. And inotherbusinesstheshares
of the workwomen are no larger.
Tn Hip oflioe of the New York Evenina
7Va Mr. Brvant has (it is said) hung up
a catalogue of words that no editor or
reporter is allowed to use. Among these
interdicted worus are uogus, uutuuiess.,
poetess, collided, debut, donate, dona-
. . . . i Lt I : ....
tion, loaier, locateti, ovation, prwiteunr,
progressing, pants, rowdies, roughs,
secesh, oculate (for kiss), indorse (for
approve), lady (for wife), jubilant (for
rejoicingj. nagging iior i""i
loaned (for lent), posted (for informed,
realized (tor obtained;.
Miss Sarah E. Homer of Geotgetowi ,
Mass., has been elected 1 to .a PfS1.'
in i ntrnrciiv in riuiiui
III. HIV
tn."...; - - tXYPlliy
hassec. Miss Horner uas ppuiar
years been an efficient and pop
teacher in the public schools ot u
teacner in u.u V"""f "y"t0ii as i
town,andrecerUlyhasactias
her or the &cnooii
; was entrusted
A shrewd uc rwhofed the boy
tothocarc ofliis uucie; , nedto
I pect he lives wltu u
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