MRS. A. J. Dr.MWAT, Editor nni rreprlrtor, OFFICE Cor. Third and Wasblurtou St. TBUMS, IK ADVANCE: Onyiear. rwx BHB1W. Three menthF .$3 00 I 75 - 1 CO ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted on Reasonable Tfnn For the New North west. Tlie Moiled Dove. BY STETUEN MATH ELL. "A eoartecan, having become weary er thb life, attempted to reach the other before the man with the sickle called her, last Friday night, between the h.mrs of 18 and 11 o'clock, by taking a heavy duse of morphine. The iHOMipt arrival of a physician wived her from reaehlm: 'that bourn," anil nhc in now well again. The eaue for thU attempt at 'felo de m that mme character did not return t be out pourings of her heart." Portland Herald. Onee I was youns: and pure, with col Jen hair And violet eyes. The rose and Illy Blended o'er my cheeks, and when I smiled Ripe, erimMD llpt dUplaycd white, neKtllns teeth. My form was melody holidlllcd, I'ovseolng qualities that men do love And women envy. Artists thought of me White dreamingly creating their Ideals. The day pasted in miMle, love and flowers Morn opening like the prelude to an air, KIgilt but limine the Instrument anew. IJfe seemed a garden of endUM delights. And I wm happy, for I then beheld The world with youthful eyes, and never dreamed That blackest subterranean hells were arched By lovely garden"! fair. Tin past. I foil! Alas! alas! alas! and now my life's A dead flower, wentlewi and colorle&s, that JAes midst the rubbish on the dirty road. Pa-sing feet crut-li mc deeper in the dust. Till I am lost from sight amid the slime O why, my God! O why, O why Is this? Sec! sec! how when I puss along the street They all do shrink and shudder as I go! And yet I've harmed them not, nor yet am I Lcp'rous nor contagious still do they shrink; And men who creep Into my den at night Pass quickly by, lest I should recognize; And only children, with their sunny eyes, Smile ou me; no, no, no, they do not know! O, that my mother had but strangled mc When I lay sleeping guileless in her arms! Then what I am I never would have been This hideous present that my soul doth loathe! 0 would-that death were an entcmal sleep, Unbroken either by heaven or hell ! How gladly, madly, would I take the leap, And fling my woes Into eternal night! Think they such as I can know no love? That my poor weeping heart no feeling hath? That all Hs nobler sentiment is dead; All, should I dare reveal its secret throb, Its yearning love for one, he'd coarsely scoff And mock and laugh; to him It Is a Jest; To me It's dearer far than all the stars The altar of my highest, fairest hope The single cfl'llo of my loudest dream; And when I found It rudely dashed tndust, 1 took a drug to lull me off to sleep To sleep to never wake on earth again. Alas! they brought me back to life and woe! 2 Li I'ii' Free Speech, Fuee Tress, Fuek PEori.E. rOTtTI-iVISTD. OREGON, 3TKIDAY, FEBRUUtY lO, 187S. ISXTMGBKXt ti. ELLEU BOVTD, TKETAEMEB'S WIIE. Entered, according to the Aet of Congress.ln the year 1S72, by Mrs. A. J. Dunlway, in the Of fieeof the librarian of Congress at Washington Oity-I . CIIAlTHrt VII. '""""Tits,, children looked abashed. Evi dentbthey had formed no other idea than that they would be solicited to fol low their grandparents to their New England home, and were not prepared for a rebuff! " Tears to me you might as well take 'em homes with you," suggested Aunt Betsey. "Jacob and I took our nine or phans into our horue-ucst, and we raised every one of 'cm to an age of usefulness, Father would growl sometimes, but wc lived through it all, an' I've no doubt but we're just as well off in the world to-day as we'd a1 been if wc had turned 'em off to starve though it did seem hard for me, after raisin' my own house hold and burying every blessed one of 'cm, to take up jist such another burden in my old age. But there's no account- in' for the ways o' Providence" "Come to me, Ellen D'Arcy," said the old contlemau, fondly turning and olasping Ellen's hand, while Bouncer, who had wearily followed the carriage upon his rheumatic feet, came up and joined her, looking in her face with longing, eager gaze of intelligence, as much as to say, "You wont forsake me will you?" Ellen suffered her grandfather to draw hor to him, but she cla.ped her arm arouna tne uog aim snni, "(iooti iiouu cer, you shall never leave mc." Then turning to her grandmother and Aunt Betsey, she appealed to them to know if hor decision was not right. "Who said it was wrong, little one?" asked her grandfather, with a smile. "There's D'Arcy blood enough in you to atone for the want of it in the others, and you shall all go home with us, "But Bouncer is old and feeble, and he couldn't follow the carriage I can walk, though, and he can ride in my place," said Ellen, dropping to her knees and fondljvcarcsslng the faithful crea ture. "Yon were my stepmother when I was a. wee baby, weren't you, Boun- cor?" "Child, do not worry. You shall keep your dog," and the old gentleman in h turn caressed the noble fellow, who ex pressed his gratitude in dog language, consisting of peculiar whines and vigor ous wagging of his bushy tan. Aunt Betsey and grandmother D'Arcy wandered out alone among the trees, Great maples, with their scaly sides pierced in numerous places for the ad mission of the sap collector's "spiles, that now lay idly rotting in the dried up troughs at their base, spread their leaiy loiiage-above them, while tangled bluegrass and sweet pennyroyal carpeted we cariu uencatn their feet Grandmother D'Arcy, in a tilain black linen dress, silk apron and snowy cap and 'kerchief, walked feebly beside the bent lorrn or Aunt Betsey, who In dress or Home-made cotton, a deor.lv ruflled cap of orange and blue calico, and a blue and while cotton liandkcrchief folded and carefully pinned across her shrunken bosom, contrasted strongly with wo llellcatcly 'bred companion at companion at to me," said voluble Aunt Betsey, "that tho ways o' Providence her side. " 'Pears arc Wonderful mysterious that's sar tin." "0, madam!" and the eyes of her companion took on a hungry, appealing look, "tell me all you know about my daughter. Did she starve?" "Why, bless you, no! Peter Dowd never let her get out o' dodgers an' deer meet. You had the same kind o' vic tuals for dinner to-day, I reckon. But how did your daughter ever happen to niarry such a shiftless, good for nothin' there! I said I wouldn't slander the dead, an I won't, though it 'pears to mc that Peter might have been n better provider. But It's always to with runa way matches. I never kuowed one to turn' out happy no, never. An' I've had my share o' such trials, the Lord knows." "Peter Dowd was the son of an old man with some money and great expec tations. The Dowds were of a decayed .Southern stock, and Peter's father was always looking for a legacy from some of his distaut relatives ; so he brought up his son as a gentleman, and he was a very likely, well appearing lad. I had no suspicion that our only daughter would ever think of marrying him They had been brought up in each oth er's society, but when Ellen came home from boarding school our home .seemed cry lonely for her, and he would often Islt at our house. I encouraged his isits because we had so little company; but it all came upon mc like a thunder bolt when I learned that Ellen was go ing to marry him. Her father was im perious and angry, I was firm and bit ter, and the result was that they ran away, and I never saw my darling af terward;. She left every vestige of her ardrobc except the clothes she wore, Poor child ! she must have often felt the need of clothing for herself and chil dren." "But it 'pears very strange that he liould take naterally to a backwoods man's life after the bringin' up he had." The two had wandered to a prostrate, bark-shorn elm, upon which they sat down, beneath the shade of a protecting maple. They were not aware that they had a listener, and were quite surprised when Dr. GofT, now a well established country physician, emerged from a leafy covert, where he had been enjoy ing a nap, which their coming had dis turbed. "Dr. uoll, tins is .Miss Darcy, poor Ellen Dowd's own mother," said Aunt Betsey, nervously. "An' he's the same doctor that tended on her when she died." Reverently Dr. Goff advanced to greet the stranger. He was a nervous, wiry little man, with keen, searching eyes and a thoughtful countenance. "Doctor," said the lady, anxiously, 'I trust that you, as a physician, can give mc much information relative to my daughter's life and death." "Iudocd, my dear madam, there is lit tle information to impart Peter Dowd degenerated into a listless, lazy, unas piring lout (You sec I have nouc of Aunt Betsey's compunctions of con science about speaking evil of the dead when they deserve it.) ire got into the habit of lounging around the tavern, or spending his time with his dog and gun, and the habit became chronic and con sumed his manhood. He never was cross to yonr daughter. He preferred to sit by and pet her occasionally, while she and the children were destitute. I do not agree with Aunt Betsey that it is at all strange that he should take a fancy to such an idle, dreamless, thrift less mode of life. He had neither trade nor profession. He had no money and no credit, and the life he led in the back woods just suited him. Ellen seemed to cherish the deepest affection for him, and, but for her dying words, would never have revealed the fact that &he was at all uuhappy." "Can you repeat her dying wonls ?" "I can. She was fondling the tiny waif of a baby, that lay nestling in her bosom, and addressing herself to me, believing me to be her husband, when she exclaimed, 'It would be a Lord's blessing if our baby would never see daylight ! Wouldn't you rather see her die than live to toil and sutler as I do?' " Mrs. D'Arcy burled her face in her hands and groaned aloud. "It's strange that the daughter of Lsuch 'people' as you and vour man should 'take up' with such a but I won't speak ill of the dead," remarked Aunt Bet.ey. "Oh, she became infatuated with him," said Mrs. D'Arcy. "Slie was nothing but a mere child when they married. If the laws of the land would protect a child from legal marriage un til she should become of sufficient age to exercise cool, unbiased judgment about the most Important act of her life, we should have few such matches, But the law steps between the parent and the child. At least, a strong willed girl, urged on by an older and stronger will than her own, docs not need to go very far to evade the government of parents. Ellen was married just over the border, within two miles of home." "But 'pears to mc," said good Aunt Betsey, "that it's always better to let .m innrrv. Thev nilubt do worse, you know." "Do worse!" ejaculated Dr. Goff. "How am they do worse? They merely legalize and enforce the most horrible system of prostitution when they shield themselves in such unequal unions be hind the legalizing cloak of marriage. Don't tell mo that Ziek Hamilton has done anything else but debauch that poor, misguided child, whom he daily defiles under the (to him) protecting cloak of wedlock! I'm out of all pa tience with such cant and nonsense." Grandmother D'Arcy looked up ap palled. That was a quarter of a century ago, good reader, and public and private minds were alike unprepared to hear and consider the momentous subjects which are to-day so fearlessly discussed In every lecture room and household. "Don't tell mc!" continued the Doc tor, pacing excitedly back aud forth be fore his listeners, "that Ellen Dowd could have done worse than marry this pig-headed, easy-going, good-natured, good-for-nothing lout!" "Well," said Mrs. D'Arcy, "she would go with him at all events, and I was glad to have the sanction of the law to cover her transgression." "Sanction or the liddlcstiek! If she and the poor shuck who ruined her had known that neither law nor gospel would sanction a match at her tender years, they would not have dared to at tempt it" "Well, Doctor, you must admit that Ellen might have been led into disgrace if she hadn't been allowed to marry. When my Sally run away it well nigh broke my heart She was the last one, her brothers an' sisters all beln' dead, an' I felt so lonesome and dreary like, while n great heavy pain tugged away at my heart strings ; but after all it was a comfort that she was Kier Slocum's legal wife, an' In no danger of beln' mined by his wiles." "Poor child'! I pronounced her ruined, soul, body and spirit, the first time my eyes beheld her!" said the Doctor, sollo voce; but he did not have the heart to further wound tho feelings of the sor rowing and childless mothers; so he bade them good day and disappeared in the foot-path that wound away through the hazel thicket, while the astonished women gazed after him in wonder and amazement. "'Pears to me it would be a very strange world if we didn't have the law of marriage to protect tho young people from tho disgraceful consequences of their own foolishness!" exclaimed Aunt Betsey, Indignantly. "I'm sure I can't see wherein or by what means the marriage law protected my poor Ellen!" was Mrs. D'Arcy's comment "Why, Miss Darcy, don't you believe in marriage?" A bitter smile played around the thlu aud tightly set lips of the bereaved mother, but she answered meaningly: "I have adhered to the strictest letter of the marriage law for more than two score years. Let my life be my answer, madam. But this law too often inter feres with and undermines the laws and regulations of the home. For instance, the fond mother of a beautiful young girl may enjoin and enforce strict obedi ence from her as a minor until some hot-brained animal chooses to make her his legal mistress, and. then a short ceremony of a few awful words of the law takes the child from the protecting influences of the home-nest, whlch,whilc it makes of her au accursed nonentity, renders tho further attempts of parents to protect their darling futile, null and void!" Well, Miss Darcy, you talk like a preacher, an' you tell the truth, too; still I must say that it was a great relief to me when my Sally's hot-headed im prudence was shielded from the world by the laws of the land." "iuc law laneu to save my x.iicn from herself! It failed to save her from the lust and poverty and wretchedness entailed upon her by a worthless no body. I often wonder why the laws are not made to protect the weak rather than to favor the strong." "Well, our talkln' hero won't mend m. Let's get back to the house an' fix up oine supper." plain, substantial mcnl was soon In readiness, and, as there was no accom modation for the grandparents in tho orphans' home, It was decided that they should remain with their hot until tne morning. The orphan children and the faithful dog returned to their humble abode by the very foot-path which poor Peter Dowd had followed on the fatal night when Ellen for the first time opened her eyes upon the earth. The children were subdued and heavy hearted. Evidently the unexpected visit of their strange grandparents had brought them little joy. The fatal foot-log from which their father had fallen Into the water was nowsomcwhat decayed and moss-grown, but the substantial railing with which Uncle Jacob had hanlstered Us entire length was as sound and firm as ever It had been. The older sisters passed over the Mack inaw to attend to home duties, but Ellen lingered long upon the log, leaning over and gazing Into the clear, dark depths of the lazy current, which mirrored her elfish face beneath its waters and pic tured her to her own imagination as a wild genie of her native forest. Bouncer plunged his heated body in the stream and soon emerged from its depths upon the other side, where ho lazily shook himself and sat down upon the rocks to await her coming. Tho summer breeze played with her tangled hair, and tho slanting sunbeams, as they flitted across her face, lit up her bright, wild eyes with an electric fire. "O river, grove and log and cabin, how I do adore you!" soliloquized the child. "Every pebble on your bantaj dear Mackinaw, has told me its .own history. Every bird and tree and bush and flower says a sad good-bye. Boun cer, dear, faithful darling, must we leave all these?" The dog, thus addressed, set up a mournful howl. "You know all about it, don't you, Bouncer?" crossing the log end clasping his damp body in her arms. We're go ing to leave everything we love aud ev erything that makes us happy, just to please relations that wc never saw be fore this day!" and Ellen bowed her head upon tho dog and gave way to an uncontrollable flood of tears. Gradually her keenest sorrow spent Itself, and wending her way at last to her favorite play-ground, near her par ents' graves, she sat hi silent commun ion with her own sad heart AH uuuscd as she had ever been to congenial soci ety, the child had spent her life almost alone in the midst of the companionship of her sisters. "Bouncer knows more about mc, and more about what pleases me, than every body else does," she often said to Uncle Jacob Graham, who was her firmest friend. "Everybody else but Bouncer thinks that I'm a good-for-nothing, Idle, lazy chiltl. But Bouncer knows when I'm busy, if nobody else docs. He'll lay still for hours with my head pillowed on his side, while I gaze up into the clouds or tree tops and build sucli glorious cas tles as the world has never seen," said she, when at last she entered the cabin, where her sisten Avero engaged In the preliminary preparations for a speedy removal. "I'm afraid the world will itctrr sec your glorious castles, Nell," said Kate, with a light laugh. "It won't realize Ma loss, then that's some comfort!" (illicitly retorted tne child. (To be continued.) vant come and said there was a gentle man below wishing to see me. My heart told me who it was, and sure enough on running down I found Willie. It was the first time in all those seven years that a gentleman had called to see me. I had not been in the parlor long till my Aunt and Anabel came in. Willie, seeing my Aunt's look of dis pleasure aud my embarrassment, re marked that we had been acquainted in Kor the New Northwest. THE WAYS0F LIIE. nr CONSTANCE. CHAPTER II. "Auiothercould not have been a more tender nurse than was uncouth Bridget Flanagan. I learned to love hcrln those long, weary days. It was through her kind care that health relumed. I never saw either aunt or cousins un til T wna nliln in Trn in flin IlllfciAn- Xevershali I forget someof theremarks childhood, and that recognized me nt m.m .1p l.vmv n, cousins on tue evening before, butl had left before mv first appearing among them. hc had a cUancc to slxk to mc- O, Bridget, I thought you said she -ny auiu repiiea, - am sorry i cannot -n n r.i linfnilv !' cried Anabel. a tall. Induce her to go into society, fehe is so slender cirl of eleven. 'Why, she Is just singular. I can uo notmng witn ncr. as homely as can be I wouldn't be such But perhaps if you will use your persua- a scare-crow for any tiling ! " c powers you may uc more succcssiui Hain't si in rrot awfol eves, thoueh ?' than 1 Have been.' A Journal for the People. Uovoted to the Interests-of Humanity. Independent in Polities and neltgion. Ulve to all Live Issues, and Thoroughly Radical In Opposing and BxpoMng the Wrongs of the Masses. Correspondents writing over assumed signa tures must make known their names to the Editor, or no attention will bo given to their communications. exclaimed Master Fred. Bridget did not hear these comments. She was busy quieting the year old babe, that had been frightened nearly into tits by the appearance of his strange cousin. Before he concluded his call lie had au opportunity to whisper in my ear, 'Be ready, Kittle, at three o'clock to hike a sleigh ride with inc.' As the hall door closed ou him I started to leave the room, but my Aunt I covered my face with my hands that requested me to be seated, she wished thev micht not see the tears that were sltK wiw me fcitc commenced : coursing down my cheeks. I was sadly "I Have set my Heart on a match we disappoiuted. I had anticipated so tweeu Mr. Wilson aud Anabel. As you much pleasure in the company of the uave long been au inmate or our House, children. I did not expect to see a great out of gratitude you shouVd assist Anabel deal of Carrie, for she was three yars In securing so distinguished a person for my senior, and quite a belle in fashion- a husband. Being acquainted with Mr. able society. But I longed to give Ana- Wilson, It is In your powor to render us bel a sister's place in my heart As soon a great service.' as I could I went to my room, and tak- I answered, 'Mr. Wilson has invited intr down a small trlass that hung on the nie to take a sleigh ride this afternoon, wii T fr.nl.- n vlou- nf mvKplf tlia first and if an opportunity oilers I will re- slnco mv illness. I did not wonder at member you.' their remarks, for certainly I was a fright. I . knew that I had lost my curls, but had no Idea that sickness could make such a change In one's ap pearance I soon learned that I was not to asso ciate as an equal with my cousins. In deed I was forbidden to claim relation ship, Punctually at the appointed hour the sleigh was at the door. Scarcely was seated till he asked, How is it, KIttie, that I find you in this situation?' I then gave him a history of how my mother had deserted us on the very evening he had left our house, and of my father's failure and death. You must have suffered greatly, I read it aloud to Willie When I fin ished he burst into a laugh. 'That is fine,' said he. 'I understand the game It may be an advantage to the family to be able to claim such a connection. If it could not be Mr. Wil son my son-in-law, it Is my noice's hus band.' 'How shall I answer it ?' I inquired. 'It Is not necessary to reply, and it will be time enough to visit her when she needs our assistance' 'Butshehos asked my forgiveness, and you know we must forgive as we would be forgiven.' 'That was only a plea to write She ouly asks forgiveness for what she said in my presence; not for the way in which sho treated you for seven years.' That aftornoon we started for the Old World. For five years we led a wandering life. Then wo returned to find America embroiled in civil war. I found Bridget Flanagan sick aud out of employment. As I now had a home of my own, I could in a measure repay her for her kindness to me when I was a fricudlcMJ orphau. My Uncle's finally was sadly scattered. Anabel had married a man nearly old enough to be hor grandfather, and lived very unhappily. Frank and Fred had joined the ranks of tho South, but after their first engagement Fred was sent homo to die When I review the past and see how one that passed his early youth in pov erty and obscurity as a kitchen boy has made his way to his present exalted po sition, and another who was surrounded by every Indulgence that wealth could procure sunk to a penniless orphan, and then ponder the changes in my Uncle's family all remind me that such are the ways of life." (Conclusion). COEEESPONDENOE. This department of the 2Ckw "oivrn- wkst Is to be a general vehicle for ex change of ideas concerning any aud all matters that may be legitimately dis cussed in our columns. Finding it practi cally impossible to answer each corres pondent by private letter, we adopt this mode of communication to save our friends the disappointment that would othcrwlscacc rue from ouriuability to an swer their queries. We cordially invite everybody that litis a question to ask, a suggestion to make, or a scolding to give to contribute to the Correspondents' Column. F. S., Walla Walla: You are right. Your name aud another gentleman's arc so nearly alike that wc mistook one for the other. Lost our memorandum for the evening In which you reminded us in your last Hence the mistake. J. W., Walla Walla : Editorial MSS goes through the post-offices at the pos tal rates for newspapers, but the MSS of private contributors requires letter post age M. B., W. T. : Have forwarded the letter as you requested. Address, Portland. Mrs. M., Corvallis: Registered letter received. Thanks. Hope soon to hear of your daughter's recovery. Will write you privately soon. Mrs. L. M., San Francisco: Your let tcr, with good wonls of cheer, is grate fully acknowledged. Glad to hear of your good prospects. Is married. Guess yousaw-thenoticeinthc papers. Mrs. M. P.: Conyuunication accepted Margaret S.: Would be very glad to aid you. Susan C: Wc beg you to do nothing rashly. Yoit know the old adage: "Marry in haste to repent at leisure' Let nothing but disinterested attach ment Influence you In your decision O. P. H., Union Ridge, W. T., gives the following cure for chilblains: A cor respondent in your Issue of Jan. 23d re quests a recipe for the euro of chilblains, In the year 1SG3 my wife was so Fevcre- ly afflicted with one of these pests that we wore fearful that she would be com pclleil to submit to a surgleil operation went to a druggist In Keokuk, who prepared a liniment, of which nitric acid was tho principal Ingredient, which proved a wonderful remedy, and the druggist became locally famous for cur ing chilblains. I have about half of that liniment now on hand. I do not know what the other ingredients are, but will furnish any physician or chemist small quantity to analyze, as I do not bolieve It has been patented. I pro nounce this liniment an infallible cure, Another correspondent also writes that equal parts of table salt and scraped po tato is a certain cure for chilblains. At first my place of usefulness was in KIttie I wish I could have come to you tho nurserv. to tend baby and hear I-red sooner.' and George say their morning lecssous. 'But,' I Inquired, 'Where have you I was far from bel ng happy. There was been all these years ?' only one thing that reconciled me to 'When I left your father's house,' said my lot that was my love for Bridget. i,e, 'I went straight to Illinois. There I But, when I had recovered my usual Was very fortunate I had not been in health, my Aunt, for economy's sake, .Springfield twenty-four hours till I found tsmi.-sed Anabel's music teacher, and lny father's only surviving brother. lie gave me tlie situation, bite Knew my parents had given me evcryopportunity to cultivate my ono gift, and there was not a better musician of the same age in the city. of my Uncle's house I had seen Carrie go forth a bride to a new home Anabel was now a lovely young lady, admired by all her acquaintances. But in all that time little change had come forme had, however, heanl of my mother's death in the last year. It was ou tlie occasion of a Christmas parly when nil the wealth and beauty were present Fortune-seeking misses j ind mammas were till eager to get a Housukkepino Hints. All kinds of iwuitry and meat can be cooked quicker by addiutr to the water in wiitMi i..- arc boiled a little vinegar or a piece of luiuuu. -uj use vi un aciu Were will be a considerable saving of fuci !UJ wcn asshorteuinir of time TlKm.ti.n, t t. eficlal on old, tough meats, rendering them quite tender and easy to be di gested. Tainted meats and fowls will lose their bad taste and odor if cooked in wis way. and if not used too trceiy, no taste ot it win be acquired. Nature Against "Woman Suffrage. In a review of a chapter on Woman Education in Hillard's Sixth Reader, which elosses woman suffrage as a war against Mature, Henry B. Blackwell, in the Woman's Journal, after quot ing some of the objectionable passages, says: "As a tax-payer of Boston, I demand cither that Hillanl's Sixth Beader be excluded, or that this passage be ex punged. Iam unwilling thattuy money should be used to pervert the minds of children bv justifying the meaucst and welcomed nie as tnougii xwere a son suoiiesi iorm oi aristocracy lueiwmi- old bachelor that he was. I was sent to ! cai aristocracy oi sex. ..,.,. ... . aiiu coiiiciiiiii. iui cumuli s juiciicci, the best schools in our laud, and then at , wh;cll 1)rev.uI( society i lke an atmosi the age of eighteen hc took mc to nhcre. lias its foundation in au unen lightened public sentiment By a thousand such influences as the above, in the family, in the church, in litera ture, in society, even in the school, the minds of our children are warjed and Ierverted from their very cradles, and then we are coolly informed that it is the masculine instinct to rule and the feminine iustincttoobcy,and that equal rights for men and women would be 'a reform against Nature'" Against Nature! Why, three centu ries ago, suffrage for lawyers, physi cians, merchants, aud manufacturers was thought contrary to Nature Only uoblemcn were entitled to rule. Two Europe While at St Petersburg he For seven long years I was an Inmate died, leaving me all his worldly posses sions. But the memory of a dark-eyed girl hastened my return to my native land. Neither the wealth of Loudon nor the gaiety of Paris had any charms for mc unless shared by her. Kittle, you know who I mean. My chief object in life will be to make you happy. May I have that right? You know wc have iilways loved each other.' I answered : 'I was this morning in structed to use my iniluettce to make a glimpse of the great traveler and autbor, match between vou and my cousin An-! centuries ago, sullVage for Baptists and .,.. ... ..:..,. , i...i.: i:.... L1...1 , .. , . ,, 1 IJonititt Catliohcs was contrary to Na- who was to-night to make his first ap pearance in their circle. The hoiuc was crowded. I had retired to my own room. What had I to do with the gay throng below? My task was done when I saw Anabel ready to receive the eomtiauy. Late in the evening my Aunt hurried into my room, saying : Kate, you must conic down. e have some new music that the guests arc all dying to hear, and there Is no one that will undertake It.1 But, Aunt,' I pleaded, ! cannot play before a room full of strangers.' You must not think of the company. Come, they aro all waiting.' auei. ram; is iiauusoinc, anu ncr iamny , flms 1.. Mass!iehnsytt. Onlv lr.pml.prs one of the best in the city. I am a poor , of Orthodox churches were entitled to orphan, without home orfriends. A man , rule. A hundrc-d yours ago, suffrage for in your position should look for a wife tip;iror liii rillfil .....w. -"1 A fig !' hc exclaimed, 'for equality as known In fashionable life! Give nie a true and loving heart. That isall I ask. Bu t you have not answered my question. Do not keep me longer In suspense.' Placing my hand in his, I said, 'You arc very dear to me, and 1 only wish 1 was more worthy of you.' 'There, there, that will do,' he said. You have made me a happy man. But what is to prevent us from Iraving the ceremony performed to-night ? I know farmers, mechanics, nnd day laborers was contrary to Nature Only the wealtlty were entitled to rule. Ten And without letting me even smooth you do not wish longer to be dependent my hair, she led me to the drawing- on your Uncle's bounty, and I would like room. Stopping at the door to whisper, to introduce my wife to Mrs. Steadman. You must leave the room assoonas you If she thinks to catch me for her daugh are through at the piano,' she conducted ter she will find I prefer worth to beauty.' mo to the music stool. 'If wc are to be married,' I replied, 'I How out of place my black dress am just as ready to-tlay as 1 will be to- seemed in that brilliant assembly ! The morrow contrast brought sad memories to my mind. But glancing over the music, I proceeded to entertain the company. One niece after auothcr was called for. I A The horses heails were turned toward the city. It was not long till we found the house of a clergyman, and in a very j short space of time I was transformed was getting tired, and there seemed no Into Mrs. Wilson, prospect of my leaving the instrument It was dark when we alighted at my But my Aunt came to the rescue by pro- Uncle's door. Willie ushered me into posing some new amusement. As the the parlor. My Aunt was the only oc- crowd moved away, I heard a gentleman cupant He then had the pleasure of ask, 'Who is that young lady !' My introducing his wife I was amused to unt answered, 'Anabers music see her look of surprise, but she soon teacher.' found speech, nnd turning to me, cried After complying with her wishes I felt out, 'You area selfish, deceitful croature! this unkindness severely; but now was Is this the way you repay us for our my time to leave unnoticed. I arose kimluessto you? We took. you out of aud crossed tho room. A gentleman the streets, you might say, for had it not stepped forward and opened the door as been for us you would have been a beg- I passed out. He supped a cam in my gar.' hand. I was surprised at such boldness, 'Madam, this woman is my wife, but hastened to my chamber to sec what Whoever insults herinsults me If this it could mean. On glancing at the ami is the treatment she receives from her I saw the name of William Wilson, the relations It is the last time she will playmate of my childhood. It seemed trouble them.' that even after this length of time lie With that we left the house, re-entered had not forgotten me I could.scarccly the sleigh, and drove to a hotel. I had resist tho temptation to run down and dreaded a scene, but now it was over, speak to him, but I knew my Aunt and I was safe In the care of my husband, would never forgive me for taking such The next day I received a note from a liberty. Mrs. Steadman. It run thus: The next morning was dull. A heavy 'Dear Kate : Can you forgive mc for snow had fallen during the night, and the way in which I spoke to you yester the storm still continued. Anabel was day? I was so taken by surprise that I out of humor with every one about her. hardly knew what I was saying. I do She kept saying, 'It Is too bad ! I ex- not wish a misunderstanding between peeled Mr. Wilson to call this inoruing, us. If you can pardon me T Would like but no one can be out in this weather.' you aud Mr. Wilsomto spend the cven- We were surprised to hear, the door ing with us. Your affectionate bell ring, and I still moro when a ser- Aunt.' yeirs ago, sulirage for negro men was contrary to Nature. Only white men were entitled to rule. It is tiniethisscarecrow wasabolished. Progress is a part of nature. The Pio neer. Gi;n BuTi-Kn's Woman Suffrage Bii.u The following is the text of the Woman Suln-age Bill, recently intro duced into the House of representatives, by Gen. B. F. Butler, declaring tho women of the United States voters under the provisions of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitu tion of the United States: Section 1. No citizen of the United States having the qualifications pre scribed by law entitling such citizens to vote at any election in any State or Territory, shall be in any manner hin dered or deprived of a vote at any elec tion by reason of, or on account of, any distinction of sex. Section 2. That the provisions of an act entitled "An act to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union, and for other purposes," approved May 31st 1870, appropriate to enforcing the pro visions of this act are horeby made ap piicable thereto. Easier Said than Done. I was standing at a railway station in the Black Country, one day, when my attention was arrested by an altercation between the station master and a large collier, the occupant of a third-class car- "You must pay for the dog, I tell you," said thestation master, pointing toafine specimen of the bull type which sat bandy-legged? and blinking serenely, beneath the seat "I sho'," returned tlie collier curtly. "Then he must come out," rejoined the station master. "Fotch him out, then." The dog, seeming to understand it all, seconded his master's invitation by a slight lifting of the upper lip and a wicked gleam In his eyes. He went on by that train, and no fare was paid for him. Toiiacco Boys. Tobacco boys will make tobacco men, with tobacco mouths, and tobacco breaths, and to bacco teeth, and tobacco pockets, and a 1 i ll . . whnt IS woise they will have tobacco appetites, which will crave tobacco enough in their lifo time to feed them, to buy a small farm and raise a small family, lbcy will, moreover, spit tobacco all along their wavthrough life, to the atinoyauce of&Kcl&rand;thodbpleaaroor their wives and families. Preferred crcditors-thdse who don't duu.