The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, January 05, 1872, Image 1

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A Journal for the People.
Devoted to the Interests of Humanity.
Tndcpcndcnt lrTrolitlcs and Religion.
Mia. A. i. DrMffAT, Editor and Proprietor.
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fice of the Librarian of Congress nt Washington
The Louse was a dilapidated log cabin
of severely primitive pattern, black
with age, and weak and tottering from
the effect of many adverse battles with
the wind and sun and snow and rain. A
half dozen small and smoky panes of
glass struggled feebly in their efforts to
admit the waning twilight A fire of
wet walnut logs made vain endeavor to
emit a feeble blaze, while the dense
smoke filled the low room with a stifling
odor from the charring, steaming wood.
PitfuIgusts-of wild north-wind howled
over the low mud chlmneV, whined
through the latch-hole of the battered,
rickety door, whistled through crevices
between the jamb-stones and shrieked
and wailed in the rude loft-room o-er-
Tiie old nurse, Aunt Betsey Graham,
with her pale hut beaming face, watched
ior a iuu in me tempest, and wiicn a
hard gust had spent itself, in its efforts
to overturn the rickety cabin, she tim
idly opened the door and peered out into
the fast falling night.
"Dear a-rae!" she sighed, despondiug-
ly. "I fear they'll never make a trip
over the foot-log on such a night and in
such a wind as this. I've told Jacob for
many a day that it was a duty we owed
our fellow creeturs to fix a railin' along
that log."
The wind, which had for a moment
receded, as if to gather courage for a
fresh attack, came howling up the hill,
freighted with mingled snow and sleet.
Aunt Betsey threw herself against the
door with all her force, aud managed by
severe exertion to secure the latch. She
then turned to the smoking, steaming
pile of logs and was able at last, by dint
of coaxing, dextrous blowing aud deft
re-arranging of sticks aud splinters, to
fan the feeble flames into a sickly blaze.
"Aunt Betsey!" called a timid, fright
ened voice from the low bed in the cor
ner, "do you think Peter and the doctor
will be here soon ?"
"I should reckon so. Leastways
they've been gone now cen-a-most an
Free Speech, Free Tuxs. Free People.
the Mae.
rvwroisnnndents m-itln? over assumed slzna-
turei must mako known their names to the
Editor, or no attention will be given to their
"But do you believe they can cross
the foot-log? You kuow the Mackinaw j
is up aud raging."
"'Pears to me," said Aunt Betsey,
lighting her pipe as she spoke, "that a
man wouldn't amount to much that
couldn't coon a log like that to get to
the bedside of the mother of his children.1'
"I do hope they'll hurry!" was the
terror-stricken answer. "Oh ! Aunt
Betsey !"
There was no mistaking the awful ag
ony of that scream of pain. Aunt Bet
sey laid aside her pipe andfc fully aware
of the difficulties of the situation, made
needed preparation for the coming crisis.
And she indeed had need of all her nerve
and skill.
. Scream after scream pierced the
smoke-laden air of the lonely cabin;
loud and louder howled the wind ; fast
and faster fell the blinding snow; and
deep and deeper grew her keen solici
tude. "Aunt Betsey," said the sufferer, "do
you think the children all passed safely
over that log?"
"Certain, child. I seed 'em with my
own eyes. What put such a notion as
that In your head ?"
"Oh, it seemed as if I slept just now,
and I thought some terrible accident
had happened to my family; and I felt
a3 if that awful foot-log had something
to do with it." i
"Well, don't worry any more about it,'1
honey. I seed 'em all go over safe; and
my word for it, they'll not try comin'
back till the weather settles."
Another paroxysm of pain, another ter
riflcsscream, and the patient clenched
- her hands, rolled back her great, shin
ing eyes and stared upon vacancy.
"God protect her now, poor Iamb!
Xothln' but the Lord's mercy will help
her out of this!'' said the now excited
nurse, and she fell upou her knees and
began an Incoherent prayer.
The convulsion was long and terrible.
"The Lord pity me; I must work as
well as pray!" exclaimed the good wom
an, rising from her kneeling posture and
going to the fire, which had by this
time blazed and burned into a ruddy
prayers for many minutes in vain. But
the eyelids finally began to twitch with
a rapid motion, the set jaws suddenly1
relaxed, and the spent form lay limp
and motionless.
Bouncer barked, and somebody from
outside hallooed. Aunt Betsey's heart
gave a great thump of thankfulness.
She flew to the door, hastily undid the
fastenings and admitted Dr. GofT, whose
clothes wcro dripping wet and freezing
rapidly. Bouncer entered, shook him
self before the flreand freed his shaggy
coat from an armor of fast forming ici
cles. The land o' mercy, Doctor ! is tills
you in this plight?"
Dr. Goff placed his tiugcrs upon his
Iirs,.eiijoliiiiig.5ilcnce.M -- - . i
"Aunt Betsey," said he, cheerfully,
"can't you give me some of Peter's
clothes ? I am too wet and cold to go to
the patient's bedside as I am."
"Where's Peter, Doctor? O, tell me
where he is, or I shall die!" said the pa
tient, starting up.
"Don't worry about your husband,
ma'am. I met with a slight accident in
crossing the foot-log, and thought Peter
ought not to attempt it,'
A mournful howl from the noble dog
arose above the howl of the tempest.
A terrific scream from the sulTercr was
followed by a feeble wail, and tiny El
len Dowd, the heroine of my story,
opened her eyes upon the earth.
The mother sank away into a deathly
stupor, emitting, at long intervals, low,
guttural groans, and breathing all the
while with Irregular gasps.
" 'Pears to me, Doctor, that this baby
was born to see trouble. You kuow it
came into the world with a veil over its
face, and that's a mighty bad sign."
Dr. GofT smiled grimly. A sad nut
somewhat contemptuous expression set
tled over his features, aud then he
gazed helplessly into the glowing lire.
"Aunt Betsey," said he, in a whisper,
"if I tell you something aicful will you
promise not to start or scream? It's
something that our patient must not
"Yes, I promise, 'pon my faith as a
Christian; but what have you got to
tell me that's so awful, Doctor?"
Bouncer whined dolefully, the suffer
ing patient groaned in guttural accents,
and the wee baby snapped its sparkling
eyes and looked knowingly at the feeble
light that was emitted from a bunting
wick in a saucer of melted lard, which
was sputtering away on a rude shelf
above the fireplace and doing its sickly
best to shine.
"Remember, Aunt Betsey, she mustn't
know it not now."
"Well, you can trust me. Has any
thing hnnnened to to IVtir9"
"He fell from the log just after I did,
and we should both have gone under
the drift if it had not been for Bouncer."
"Then Peter is"
"Dead" exclaimed the Doctor, and
great, silent tears coursed each other
down his furrowed checks and settled in
pearly globules on his heavy beard,
"God help the widow and her seven
chicks!" sighed good Aunt Betsey
'Die patient stirred aud moaned again,
and Dr. Goff, placing his finger upon
his lips, looked hard at Aunt Betsey be
fore hurrying to the bedside.
"Peter, darling, is it you?"
The Doctor stroked her brow and
chafed her hands, but did not auswer.
"Is my baby a boy, Peter?"
Aunt Betsey brought the little waif,
now clothed in faded calico and wrapped
in a dingy, homespun shawl, and laid it
on the mother's bosom
"It's as likely a girl sis any in the lot
dear Ellen. It has mighty rcg'lar fee-
lure and powerful neat hands and feet;
and what's surprisin', it's hair Is heavy
and real long. See what a darlin' It is!"
standing out of tho way of the feeble
light from the primitivo lamp, which,
to do it justice, really seemed to give a
half dozen extra sputters in its effort to
do its sickly best at that important mo
ment. "A girl, is it?" cuddling the little in
truder to her bosom. "It would be a
Lord's blessing if It would never see
"Oh, honey! don't talk liko that!
'Pears like as if you was strugglln' agin
rrovidencc. e'rc all born in tills
world for some wise purpose; and It's
uie jra s privilege to senu as many
children as he pleases, though I do con
"Tako it from me, or I'll Mil it !" she
exclaimed, and throughout the long and ;
dreary hours preceding that awful mid
night the Doctor and the nurse stood
guard over that lowly cot, while the
poor patient writhed and raved by turns,
her one idea being a determination to
destroy the fragile bud which had so re
cently opened its tiny petals to the blasts
of winter and the blights of earth.
Meanwhile the baby slept upon a bed
of rags beside the mastiff, who guarded
it with a fitting sense of tho dignity
and responsibility of his important posi
tion. "Midnight!" said the Doctor, looking
at his watch. "I'll know by oue o'clock
whether we shall be able to save her or
uoL!' .
The baby wakened, and in real baby
language screamed out vigorously.
"Poor crcctur! It's hungry. I ought
to have been prepared for this, but I've
been so taken-a-back by everything
that's happened that I couldn't think.
There's not a drap o' milk in the house,
and of course the baby can't depend on
its mother. It's always seemed strange
to me, if the Lord sends children
which of course he does why he don't
send more of 'cm to the rich, that have
something to feed them on."
But Aunt Betsey was equal to the
emergency. A great haunch of frozen
venison hung from a peg by the bedside,
from which she hastily cut a few very
thin slices, and put them in a sauce-pan;
then, adding some water and salt, aud
some crumbs of Indian bread, she put
the mixture upou a great bed of glow
ing coals to stew,
A nursing-bottle was next needed, but
there was no such useful .article about
the house. A bottle half filled with
camphor stood conspicuous among the
few dishes uimjii the "dresser." Aunt
Betsey emptied the camphor into a pew
ter bowl, aud, with the aid of a lump of
salcratus aud some boiling water from
the huge iron kettle, sho was soon able
to cleanse the bottle of everything but a
faint smell of tho odoriferous gum.
Pouring tne broth from tno stew into a
pitcher, and adding a handful of snow
to hasten the necessary cooling process,
she proceeded to wrap a snort goose
quill with a bit of rag, and was ready to
feed tho baby. Tho tiny, hungry waif
drank from this unique "feeder" with a
relish which promised well for its future
ability to accept gratefully such fare as
effort is being made, I understand, to
hush up the whisperings that have
have gone about concerning this mat
ter, but as the statements have been
bruited by members of the principal
medium's own household, and as a re-,
port of it has already been sent to the
Banner of Light and published, It Is not
likely that tho curiosity concerning it
will be quieted until some further in
vestigation is made. I give you the
gossip for what it is worth, and you can
believe it or not, as you choose.
DiTiCE Mara.
This department of the "ev North-
2 ew York, Nov. 28, 1871.
Just now the "women women," as the
World facetiously calls those of us who
are addicted to suffrage, ate doing very
little in the way of publie work. There I
Is no association devoted to "the cause"
with any vitality in It. Since Susan
of course you know I mean Miss An
thony went away the women seem to
have lost all cohesion aud energy. They
are scattered, divided by petty jealousies
and Interests, aud in consequence there
is absolutely no active work being done
for Woman Suffrage excep what is done
in the columns of the Jtcvolulion and
I!'. C.'s Weekly, aud, if I speak the
opinion of the many, their work is of 1 west is to bo a general vehicle for ex
a rather- dubious eoii. The Jtcvolulion I change of ideas concerning any anil all
has lost the vim it jiossessed under the matters that may be legitimately dis
administration of Miss Anthony, and cussed in our columns. Findingitpractl
the force that was given It by Mrs. I cully impossible to answer each corrcs-
Stanton and that modern Jeremiah, pondent by private letter, we adopt this
Parker Pillsbury. The present manage- mode of communication to save our
mentis unexceptionable If the paper is friends the disappointment that would
viewed simply as a Lady's Journal, de- otherwiscaccruefromourinability toan-
votcd to refinement, literary culture and swer their queries. Wc cordially invite
a record of affairs pertaining to matters everybody that has a question to ask, a
of interest to women ; but as un engine suggestion to make, orascoldingtogivc
of reform, as an earnest woman's paper to contribute to the Correspondents'
aud an advocate of suflrage, it falls far I Column.
short of our needs. I should as soon Mrs. S. E. M., M. D Cincinnati! : If
think of running the Great Eastern into you are "doing well pecuniarily" where
port with an engine of ten-horse power you are, wc would not advise you to pull
as to expect great results from this pa- up stakes and emigrate for the purpose
per as now managed. It is a good of bettering your condition. There are
paper, and if it were any paper but the more professional men and women in
Jtcvolulion I should be satisfied with its Oregon, according to population, than
gentle management ; but it in the Jlcv- in. any other part of the Union. Yet we
olution. The paper that led the van as welcome all new comers who wish to
the Woman Sullrago organ ought to cast their lot with us aud help to build
row stronger year by year instead of up or develop our resources. There is
weaker. It is now no longer radical, one lady physician in Portland of your
but a competitor with the Boston ! school who is doing a thriving business.
Woman's Journal for the patronago of I If you wisli to correspond with her, you
the conservative suflrage interest, can find her address in our advertising
Its circulation is increasing, and that is columns.
good for the publisher. But its iuflu- Mrs. E. C. F., Grand Mound, W. T.
e'neo as a sullrago organ cannot be as Your letter was Ixst week Inadvertantly
strong as It was. But, after all, it is an mislaid; therefore we could not answer
educator, and a good ono as far as it it as wo wished, although we gave our
goes; only I wish they would change opinion of the poems. The letter has
the name, or let some Sampson pos- been resurrected since, and we arc able
sessed of strength and ability run the to notice it further. You say: "You
Jtcvolulion. have doubtless read of Mr. Thornton i
Gentlemen of the Press, we rise to a
point of order. Let a division of the
question be made, and let us settle one
question at a time. Confounding ques
tions produces confusion, and no satis
factory results are obtained.
There is an effort to divert the contro
versy upon Woman Suffrage, from its
legitimate channel, and other questions
foreign to the subject have been forced
into discussion by our opponents.
Free Love has no more to do with
Woman Suflrage than the general com
mingling of the races in social life had
to do with the emancipation of the
slaves. And it was only when the
friends of the anti-slavery cause came
resolutely to the conclusion that it was
the question of slavery or anti-slavcry
that was to be settled, leaving society to
settle the other question, that they were
able to make much headway. We
would have it distinctly understood
that we arc not advocates, but on the
contrary bitter opponents, of the Free-
Love doctrine. But we do not propose
to let our opponents drag us into the
discussion of the hideous dogmas of
Free Love. Our purpose is to secure to
woman the right to the ballot, and that
is the question under consideration.
History is repeating itself every day.
Prior to tho late Rebellion aud during
the anti-slavery struggle the enemies of
that movement and those who were
worse the pretended friends were con
stantly raising the cry of "amalgation,"
"miscegenation," and the like clap-trap
Ti mid people shuddered at the thought;
and fell back to the rear of that pro
gressive movement, but still the cause
went on to a successful termination and
dragged these timid souls along with it
Havo any of the predictions made by
the opponents of the anti-slavery move
ment been verified? o, not one,
Against Woman Suffrage we have the
same class of men and women prophe
sying all manner of evil consequences,
Many in days gone by would say, "I am
opposed to slavery I want to see every
body free but, Oh ! I dread the con
W. & a' Weekly, on the other hand, and his two little boys who were killed , 8Wluencw. that the transition will entail
cripples Itself and is shut out of the In
fluence it might exert by its Pantarchy
and frequent publication of matter Im
moral or verging upon Indecency. The
avowed principles of Mrs. Woodhull,
expressed In her paper, in her lectures
recently by the falling of a large tree. '
This happened in the morning, and the
following night, as the wife and mother
lay beside tho mangled body with her
eyes closed, her husband came and stood
beside her, trembling and silent. She
might be given it, a cheering omc to
goou ,uni, iietsey, w no juuiciousii au- anJ in her 1)rcsent COHduct of life, keep asked him if he felt pain. He answered
niUHSiereu no inure iuuu nmu nnc . nnrwr from lmvinf nnv irrat fur- tin Ms sntrl in tint . vo fron fmm
thought it prudent to bestow. thcrimr influence on this important the bodv. and from the effects of the
"Zcrc,"' said she, caressingly tucking 8XlhiecU sudden and terrible shock." There cer-
up the little intruder m us uncoutn go gee iu lhJg Kreat city we arc talnly is something wonderful in this
wrappings. "It'u 'Ittle and tiny and U.thout any sucU inflUCncc in the aid of manifestation, yet you must admit that,
s ect; an-u mus s cep-ens au oe uuou- 8ufr orKanizcd effort and the though the theory that spirits mav re
ens, till muzzcr uits trcu-uns," ana sue . of tn 1)n;sa lve Nevertheless turn is beautiful, it was nuifo nossll.1..
1 A.l li !.. mnllinrl V tinUMll I , , ... ... - - .
uusi;raii,i;uu) w.. ... j - women arc growing in inuepciiuencu oi m tins case for the mmd of the affo-
thought and action, and are gradually nized widow to be so thoroughly excited
asserting their rights, by proving tncir by her sudden and terrible bereavement
capability to hold places of emolument that her brain could easily form such
and influence. visions and dream such dreams. Wc
The latest movement worthy of note I are honestly and earnestly endeavoring
is that among the worKingwomcn to to gain light upon any and all subjects
fmiml n wnrklttf'vnm!l1l hnmft Oil tile i that. firi nf vllfll lnnrnf In liimimttti"
,, ...H..U1 :.. i.t, 1 - nM, 1 " o " ------ j,
iue, aim iusi, ii, . v..M.. , .v.. . operatlve 1)lnIli Ti,ero are three or therefore wo hope whenever matters
ner coucn oi suuenug, 3iuuiS i.. four ,,,1 W0I
upon society!" So it is now. They
think woman ought to have equal righ
and privileges with man. But, "Free
Love! Oh! what a dreadful state
society it will bring about I" Yet the
cause is marching on" to a triumphant
victory, and these timid souls will come
strasrclintr along by-and-by after the
victory Is won. They never will enjoy
the pleasure of a ride on the advance
car of human progress.
and went over to Bouncer's corner and
placed the burden once more In his care.
"Aunt Betsey," said the Doctor, hur
riedly, "the crisis has come. Here,
quick !"
Poor Ellen Dowd, the mother of seven
cirls. whose husband had risked his
"May I speak to her, Doctor?" que
ried Aunt Betsey, in an awe-stricken
"Yes, arouse her, by all means, if you
can. I fear to speak to her, lest I awak
en her frenzy about her husband."
"Ellen, Ellen Dowd; honey, won't you
talk to poor Aunt Betsey?" and the
nurse shook her tenderly.
There was no response.
"The campflrc. Doctor. Bring the
The bowl containing the liquid solu
tion of camphor was brought, and Aunt
Betsey bathed the sufferer's face and
filled her nostrils with the pungent
aroma of the oue medicine which is al
ways found in tho houses of the poor.
A long, low moan gurgicu up irom tuc 1IousCi 45 Elizabeth St., forbidding right to take a new husband every day if
patient's tnroat. cue oponeu ucr eje tmj boarders to hold meetings for the shechooscs.wedenyintoto. Nohuman
and, gazing eagerly into vacancy, said ,. , f t, ,uismaaKcment of beincr has a rhrht to become a dcbauclicc.
timidly, 1 ctcr, 1 come. ,ho institution, or to find fault in any and certainly a new husband every day
Aunt jsetseys iunncrenons 10 unnj. , j rl to the movemcnt of would level a woman to the lowest ranks
her back to consciousness were unavall- ... T IU,ai. jt is nrobable tnat the of restitution. While her iournal is in
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heat. She seized a half dozen large cars , fess it 'pears as if he might be more
of Indian corn and plunged them into
boiling water, in an immense, old-fashioned
pot When they became hot and
steaming sho a'pplled them to the suffer
er's body, thereby relaxing their rigid
muscles, and the patient awoke again to
"I say, Aunt Betsey, something awful
has happened at that dreadful foot-log!"
she exclaimed, and again gave a pierc
ing shriek and relapsed into convul
sions. .. .The, large watch-dog, which usually
slept outside the cabin In the chimney
corner, butwhich had been admitted to
- the fireside by his master during his
flight for the doctor, now set up a dis
mal howl and, going to the door, pawed
and struggled to escape.
"Qp, poor fellow," said Aunt Betsey,
unfastening the door, and Bouncer ran
1 Ms.yelpirigltq thcav-atcr'Acdge.crtft
(The sufferer was long In coming back
to consciousness. The trood nurw riJi
her usual restoratives and incoherent
equal sometimes aoout the sex of 'em,
But then it ain't for me to question the
ravstcrics of Providence."
"Don't preach to me, Aunt Betsey.
She'll never be anything but a slave to
circumstances. Peter, wouldn't you
rather sec her die than live to suffer and
toll as I do?"
Peter was not there to answer, and an
awkward silence followed, broken at
last by a deep howl from Bouncer.
"Down! Bouncer! down! Bo ashamed
of yourself !" said Dr. Goff.
Ah. Doctor, Is this youf here's
"I told you once, my dear madam
that I did not think it safe for him to
cross tho log to-night. It was all that I
could do myself to 'make' it."
"All, Doctor! Something awful's hap
pened! I know It! I've dreamed it ever
so often to-night! Peter's under the
drift, and he'll never see this poor, wee
baby !"
The patient suddenly grew furious.
vorkingwomcn's houses worth recording, which arc properly au-
here, but none of them arc successes, thenticated, come under the observation
simply because their founders and man- of our subscribers, they will -write us as
agers make the mistake of confounding you have done. We cannot return the
charity with benevolence. They are MS. Paid ten cents postage to get It
every one of them stamped with "char- from the office.
ity" from corucr stone to chimney top, Mrs. M. O. B., Seattle : Your copy of
and the consequence Ls that self-respect- Woodhull A Clajlin, containing the
ing workingwoincn do not find them Whole of the article on "Chastity,"
''homes." In all these institutions the about whicli so much has been said in
the boarders pay a full equivalent for tho papers, has been received. It was
all they receive, and In consequence just as we expected. The piece was gar-
claim the right to exercise Independence bled shamefully by the press, yet there
of conduct and to receive respectful at-1 ia no denying that Mrs. Woodhull's
tention from the managers 01 tne nomes. theories upon the social question are
But instead they find themselves Utopian. If humauity ever arises to
treated in the manner of women in a such a moral plane as will require no
work-house or reformatory institution, laws or restrictions in any sense, then
An arbitrary edict on the part of tho ! her idea of "free marriage" may safely
Trustees of the Woman's Boarding prevail. Her assertion that she has a
West Columiua, Mason Co., "1
West Virginia,
Xov. 1U, 1871. J
Editor Xmr Northwest:
I have just seen an extract from your
salutatory, In the Christian Union, cop
ied from the Advance.
I like your style, and believing in a
woman's capabdity, as well as her right,
to do such tilings as much as that of a
man's especially when the publication
is devoted to the interests of women I
ask you to send me some specimen
copies of your paper, and I will sec if I
cannot get some subscribers for you.
It requires no small effort to step out
from the beaten paths of our "illustrious
predecessors," and more especially as a
pioneer reformer. But brains, not
brawn activity, not inertness are the
motive powers that propel forward the
car of progression.
Do not be discouraged if your sub
scription list docs not grow fast in the
East. The East does not know enough
of the West yet. More Pacific Rail
roads are wanted, "for many shall run
to and fro, and knowledge shall be in
Hoping and trusting you may reach
the topmost round in the ladder of the
profession you have chosen,
I am fraternally thine,
B. J. Wilson.
Trades Unions and Cosmopolitan Con-
Tho storm spirit was abroad, unfet- ,,. .vm come rorwarii al,d aid in
tered, and he howled aud walled arounu thc ejrort It j, a gooJ ,n0vcmcnt iu
the humble tenement as if in league the ri ht direction. There is no reason
with Furies from the wierd inferno, , should not have a dozen of
who had sent him abroad with orders to lhcgc establishments, for both sexes,
destroy the habitations or thc ciniiiren t for wonlcn aioue in ti,3 city. With
of earth. mnir management thev could from
Tenderly Aunt Betsey straightened .. start l)C ma,ie Self-sustalnlng,
the now lifeless limbs. V ltn me loc- anJ jn a sllort time sufficiently profita-
tor's assistance the body was removed bl t any ioan requlred for their
irom thc bed to a blanket on the punch- start amj to set apart a fund to extend
eon floor, from between whose crevices mtion3 and take care of invalid
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imc ciUwu-m:uu niusueu lonu a fcmi mcnlbers Of the CO-OperatiOll
"You'll never feel the cold again, poor
crectur," said the good nurse, in a com
passionate tone.
The soiled bedding was then carefully
gathered up and packed into an empty
barrel, which had held the family's
winter store of potatoes, but which was
as was indeed all other re
As a bit of floating gossip I must tell
you that the Spiritualists affirm that
Plymouth Church (II. W. Beechers)
Is thc scene on Sundays not only of its
eloquent pastor's discourses, but of veri
table spiritual "manifestations," ac
cording to tho vocabulary of the splr-
many respects the ablest In America, we
must pronounce its head as a being who
is theoretically if not practically insane
upon the marriage question. Yet, when
we consider what her Woodhull marriage
was to a mind like hers, it is little won-
dea if she is crazy.
Mrs. S.E. W., San Francisco: We have
received a letter from you, including
mauy "notices of thc press," for which
we gratefully return thanks. As you
say, "the S. F. papers are indeed very
respectful toward thc woman move
ment now." You speak of having
written us four days previous to your
last, which letter we have not yet
itlsts. This new outnourinrr of tho
now empty, as was inuceu an on er re- IIo, Qhost ,s (1 M T understaU(l
onnf nMoa fnr fnrul. With IllR CXCentloil Of i . ... ... ...
v.v-ww. 1 r 1 " to tne reporters tauic, at which some
one huge bag, half full of Indian meal, lmII(. .,. , v,,nwn na , ,n
which, with the frozen venison, const - toko notc3 of tlle KmQa for th
tuted thc only visible means of subsis - 1)apers Quf of t,w lnd,es ,g influenC(
cucc for thc eight survivors of this sud
den and terrible calamity.
(To bo continued.)
While a woman with a sick child in
hir amis was beinir tried III an English
Dolice court, a short time since, the
child died.
by the spirit of the departed journalist,
Heury J. Raymond. "What is more
natural," say the Spiritualists, "than
that the great journalist should frequent
the church 01 the divine who was his
friend in tho earth-life aud who so elo
quently eulogized him after death. An
Anger Without Sin. One of the
late Dr. Spencer's panslioners In Brook
lyn, 2ew York, met. 111m nurrieuiy urg
inir hit wav down the street ono day
his Hn was set. and there was some
thing strange in that grey eye. "How
arc you to-day. Doctor?" he said, pleas
antly. He waked as from a dream, and
replied soberly, "I am mad!" It was a
new word for a mild, true-hearted
Christian: but he waited, and with
deep, earnest voice went on: "I found
a widow- staudinir by her coods thrown
In the street: sue could not pay the
month's rent; the landlord turned her
out;- and one of her children Is going to
dior 'and that man is -a member" of the
church! I told her .to tako her thnlgs
back again, on, rriy, way to see
Stili. Queen ok Fashion. The
ixjiiuou jcicgrapn tiius moralizes or
scolds we hardly know which to term
Paris has learned nothing, fonrotten
nothing, and she sends out to-dav stvles
01 autre as snamciess in their immod
esty, vanity, prodigality and defiance of
true lemimne grace as anything which
scanuanzeu the last years of the Empire.
oue avenges herself 011 the modest Uer-
man women with a hook; of fashions
which Is calculated, to ruin all moderate
revenues, to put chastity and sobriety
to scorn, anil to drive evon Queens into
uourts of law. Those prodigious trains,
those senseless apnendasres. that huee
sham mass of dead hair, which no long
er so much as alfects to be natural ; the
countless flounces aud furbelows, scrolls
and rushes, which arc the negation and
death of drapery; the hats and bonnets
which have ceased to be more than a lu
dicrous caprice; theplled-up pase-men-
tertc anu costly inartistic trimmings
an tticse. wiin nign necis, breeding corns
and bunions: black lead under the eves.
causing early blindness; aud a tout cn
jsm&fc which would make modest wom
en blush, if poudrc dcperlcs allowed it
arc what we get from Paris, where so
little apparently has survived except the
curse which every honest heart prayed
From the AVoman's IJoston) Journal.
"Woman Suffrage ia "Wyoming Territory.
The followintr telegram was published
recently in the New York Globe:
A final vote was reached in the House
to-day on bill Xo. 4, entitled, "An Act
to Repeal tho Woman Suftrace Law."
The bill was Introduced by C. S. Castle,
or Anita county.
The votes stood : Ayes l'lair, fastie,
Dayton, Friend, Kay, Kendall, Sheefcs,
Pease aud Wilson, all Democrats.
Navs Brown, Haley aud 2ickeraon,
all Republicans.
Wc recently published an extract from
Gov. Campbell's message, recommend
ing that the law be not repealed, because
it had been productive of such good -"
suits. Still, it having worked again.
class of unscrupulous politicians, ami
defeated their wicked machinations,
they now are determined on the repeal
of the "act" giving women in Wyoming
the franchise. A report which needs
confirmation, but which the opponents
of Woman Suffrage are "rolling as a
sweet morsel under their tongues,"
conies to us, that the Governor has
igned thc bill repealing tho sutirage
act." If he has done So, he shows
imsclf to be a weak man, after having
1st staled that the law had been very
beneficial iu thc Territory, and in his
judgment ought not to bo repealed. The
testimony is cumulative, irom uvi-o
source, that tho law has done food, and
that continually. 11 nos ueicaicu im
bad purposes of scheming politicians,
and "that's what's the matter." In the
Laramie Dady Sentinel, ot JNov. -Mm,
we find a report ot a speccn, irom nun.
( w Timvnpv. delivered in the Council
on this question, and in speaking of the
good eiiects 01 iue law, ne suj s;
"Vrune nas ucen pumsitt-u, Tt-jvun
have been established; courts have ceased
to be a mockery; lechery is no longer a
S?o important is .nr. uunc) a iu-
mony, ho being on thc ground anu 00
serving thc working of the law, that we
give the following extract irom 111s
speech, as we find it reported in the Lar
amie i'icntmci:
Wyoming, the newest of thoJ.errito-
ries, has tried an experiment upon an
issue, whien nas uecn garnering sirengui
and importance by slow degrees, until
now, when it is auoot to ue roucu upon.
tho nation as a national question, ior
national action and national decision,
we find the Democratic party endeavor
ing to Impede tho progress of this
mighty reform. But all their efforts to
suppress its advancement will be as
vain and futile as were those of the old
Danish King Canute, who endeavored
to make the ocean waves obey his man
date, and although this great reform
may to-day, so far as actual results are
concerned, appear as insignificant as a
llakc of snow, fresh driven from the"
frosty clouds on high, it will speedily
roll and revolve itself into an avalanche
that will annihilate and sweep away all
opposition. -
If there is any one thing which, more
than another, lias given positiveness to
the reputation and character of Wyom
ing, it is her early recognition and
favorable consideration of woman suf
frage as a coming issue. It is now pro
posed to declare its demerits and repudi
ate it, without a thorough and exhaust
ive trial, in the very Infancy of the
Mr. Chairman, I would avoid, if pos
sible, in the discussion of this question,
any allusion to party lines. "Whether it
stands or falls, it is iu its nature above
the throes of ordinary party strife, and
should stand upon its own merits. But
what Is thc history of the experiment ?
Two years ago a Democratic Legislature
passed a law giving women the right to
vote and hold office, as a strict jarty
Thc Republicans accepted thc enact
ment nnd in good faith aided in an im
partial trial of thc result. With the ef
ficient aid of woman suffrage, a Republi
can delegate to Congress was chosen at
the ensuing election.
At the Territorial Legislature the first
effort of this Democratic majority is to
project tho repeal, as a strict party meas
ure, 01 the law winch at the last Legis
lature they enacted as a strict varti
Be it remembered that this is not an
ordinary question of policy, but thc sup
pression of a right of one-half of our
people, and the belter half. I would not
. 1 r . -
iiiipugii iuu 1UUUYU3 ui any puny ur ui
any man, but I must condemn that leg
islation, which degrades the high priv
ilege of the elective franchise to the
level of party schemes, and remorselessly
grants or suppresses, for the accomjilish-
menl of party ends, and becomes a lit
object "ior the hand of scorn to point
his slow, unmoving linger at."
T - i , e 1 . - 1 i t ... 1 e
xici. us hmjiv mriiier 11110 uie insiory ot
thc experiment. Woman, truer to her
nobler and better impulses than man,
ornatedwith political and official privil
eges, has proven the loe or vice, corrup
tion and debauchery. Crime has been
punished, reforms have been established,
courts have ceased to be a mockery,
lechery Is no longer at a premium. Aro
we, as men, restive under these changes?
Is it because these changes have trans-
Slred that we would now repeal the law?
loos the higher light of womanly virtue
and purity too much display our own
Progress encounters carping adversa
ries at every stride, and these adversaries
arc not without piausiuic anu ottin
cogent argipuent. Substantial reforms
cannot transpire with one accord. They
must lirst be broached to be deride.!;
then urged to beconsidercd; then striven
for to be adopted, and then tested
be established or repudiated, to the
measure of their merits or demerits.
It is not surprising that the women of
the tar region of North Carolina aro
In Paris the first call of a new ac
quaintance must be. returned - within
three days.
Silks cure sulks.
If you wish tohave a healthy stonwh
do not wear a belt, oranyother thing in
the form of clothing, tight around your
waist. Dyspepsia with girls and wom
en Is often caused by reason of tlghtiu-'s
of clothing over tho stomach. With
men it is often caused by the high waist
band on their pantaloons or drawers,
worn tight about the bodv over the pit
of the stomach. Let all your clothing
be thoroughly loose at that point. Bad
as tight clothing is on any part of the
body, there is no place where it can, bo
more productive or disease man m.
about, or over the stomach. The stoni-
. 1 nAf Tin
ach needs plenty or room 10
not press it from without. If you do it
will shrink to get away from the pres
sure. A great many persons have dj s
pepsla because they T.avc contracted the
stomach from wftbont. Mha ng
spaco enough in which to,work health,
?Jimrso shriveled Jip that is not
KiSfeSSgS "to I retain jtlmt food tho
bo3y need! for the- maintenance of
strength and health.