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FRIDAY. '. MAY 17, 1S72.
WHY SHOULD NOT WOMAN VOTE?
opponents of Woman Suffrage of
sk "Vlv should woman vote?"
1 . i ! r.. i !!..
Thoouostion lias been satisfactorily an
swered lime and again. We now pro
poso to ask the opposition a counter
question, "Why should not woniau
Is it because she Is not as intelligent
as man? No. That theory was ex
ploded long ago, f nd is now only held
to by thoe nntiqated fossils who believe
the earth is flat, and that the sun, moon
and stars all revolve around it every
la it because she has no interest in the
Government? She is not only .subject
to, hut. punished by the same law.s as
man, without participation in their
adoption, and pays taxes without any
privilege of saying what shirtl or shall
not he done with the revenue so derived.
What a glorious country is this free
America (so-called under man rule!
If taxation with'out representation be
tyranny, aud justified our forefathers in
unsheathing the red sword of revolution,
then how much greater cause have the
women for rebellion to-day !
Is it because women are too pure to
participate in polities, as some contend?
Three-fourths nay, nine-tenths of the
fallen women of the world owe what
they are to the man-made laws under
winch they live. Thero is no need of
any further refutation of this untenable
But why go on anticipating objec
tions? You will scarcely ever hear an
advocate of the man's rights doctrine
answer the question at all. The only
objection is this: "You're a woman, and
can't help yourself!" This is the argu
ment) which with many narrow
minded, bigoted men and women is
their only stock in trade.
An aristocracy of sex which respects
not intelligence, virtue or morality is
an abomination to the civilization of
the nineteenth century, and the sooner
it is abolished the better. The world
has been governed by dead men long
enough. It has allowed the customs
and superstitions of past ages to govern
its present policy and aims too much.
But the star of progression is in the as
cendancy and already heralds the rising
of the sun of Universal Liberty and
Equal Human Rights, whose benign
influence will cement all mankind in
the ties of sympathy, fraternity and
God speed the day.
THE INEVITABLE BESULT.
Under this head the Echo of Olympia,
"W. T., under date of April -1th, gives the
following, which furnishes a principal
argument in favor of prohibition in
tianivr el comtanlcr:
A gruml spre tins the result of the municipal
rlMjftonon Monday, In whlrli between twonml
three hundred persons partlciiwlod, mnrchlns
trom Mtoou to doggery, from dosyjery to leer
hat I, until erased from the t-omblned Influence
nf .llsllllwlTiml brewed liquors. Hut till 1." not
the worvl leature of the mutter. In thai gath
I'rins were boy ranginc from sixteen to twenty
years of ace. zulirtiiz alcohol and swllllnz beer
with the regularity of "old Macers." One of
these bovs was taken home by his companions
Rltoutlne till he was horse, "lilve me more
wblKky," until poor enfeebled nature yielded
to the overdose of poison, and he sanlc limp
and apparent- lifeless to the ground. Two
others reeled and Mattered, uttering profanity
and obscenity of the mot disgusting rlinrac-ter.
Talk of churches and seminaries when such
ktImioIr of Inlntiitv are tcrmltted to flourish in
our mldnt ! Talk of charity for the opinions of
others when they eeK to corrupt me very touni
of knowledge and morality, and scatter rank
aeeds of pestilence In our midst!
"What a mess our brother men make
of polities, to be sure! There is only
one remedy for this slate of things.
"Women must have a chance to vote and
legislate whisky hells out of existence.
Then, and not till then, will there be or
der and decency at the polls.
The Pacific Christian Advocate of this
city Is among the progressive religious
journals of the age. Several nble arti
cles some of them we believe from the
pen of the editor have made their ap
pearance in that paper recently in favor
of women being ordained as ministers.
This is especially gratifying when we
reflect that so many ministers and
church members endeavor to interpose
the Bible lwtween woman and her free
dom. All hail, say we, to progressive,
liberal Cliristianily. Jy-and-b- our
brother of the Advocate will be as much
in fhvor of woman's assessing the
elective franchise as he is now desirous
of her exercising ministerial functions.
OH, NO! WOMEN HAVE NO BUSI
Mls Susan King, who pride herselfon belns
Uie shrewdest real estate dealer in New York,
and who is the owner ot a number of tiivtown
lots, visited China two years a?o in the Interest
of the Woman's Tea Company, of which she Is
the founder. Her narrative ot her experiences
among the Mongolians is both entertaining
and suggestive. She claims to have lieen
farther Into the interior than any other white
woman ever has boen, and where no white race
was ever seen before except those of two Jesuit
missionaries. iKastern jsxenange.
The naughty girl! Why didn't she
stay at home and wash her mothers
dishes and cook supper for her dear
brothers instead of thus "unsexing"
hersolf? "What's the world coming to?
It's really awful to contemplate.
WHY IS IT?
.?I?Lt 1L-,Vat ,ll"elmrchesare silent on the
question of woman suffrage Whv is it Hint
the eeeleslastlcal oi-gan" intiiis clt? and St-ite
are all silent on thbCThe m. mrtant Suc
tion of the present time- Are the liRhons nful
priests, eklers and deacons atria thai ller Po
litical emancipation will disqualify her ill th
.wrformaneeof active ehurcl, and f wrtshdu.ics5
l)o our Christian associations bt Ueve t hat m,
enlarged range for women. In art and science
business and literature, will unlit them to Tho!
come faithful wives and loving mothers cood
neighbors and valuable citizens? There Js-i
significance about this indifference on their
pan.io wc ... .. ,.ii mm important
c lass, and one which coiwttuh-s the bulkand
strength and life of all the religious denomlna
. t . .i.A iviitii t rv IS. I. Pioneer.
ttui.i. v. . ... - .
We should like to hear some answers
from the Oregon cicrgy aim religious
, .- i.x 1
pre?s. speaK ngni. uui, uicuu.
" At last a statue is to be erected to the
memory of Col. E. D. Baker. An ap-
piopriation fr the purpose will lxmade
WOMEN AS BUSINESS MANAGERS, j
It is often asserted that women have
no bufciucss capacity, and yet some of iut the following ticket in the field:
the most successful traders; amongusaro Slate Senator, J. X. Dolph; Rcprescn
wonien. ' tatives, J. B. Cougle, J. D. Biles, J. F.
To illustrate: Oneof our best agents ,
lady residing not quite a thousand I
miles from Portland is in the habit of i
taking cord wood, or auvthlucr else she !
can turn to her own use, as subscription
to this paper; forwarding the money
therefor, wheu to ask the cash down
would be, almost inevitably, to meet
with a refusal. "When money was bei ng
raised to defray tho expenses of Oregon's
Delegate to the New York Convention,
this same little woman again called her
tactics of trade into requisition and
materially assisted In the good work ot
raising means for the worthy object
named. A gentleman, who had al-
ready paid hia subscription in cord
wood, was Importuned to subscribe, and
an arrangement was made by which
he should pay in cord-wood, and the
money was sent on by the agent. This
is what we call business. Among all
our agents none appear to work so ener
getically and faithfully as the women.
"Whenever women are allowed; equal
privileges of business education, train
ing, etc., many of the light positions
now occupied by big, muscular, broad
shouldered men will be vacated to make
way for the tvomcti of business.
COBBUPTION OFPABTY POLITICS.
The present campaign in Oregon is
very illustrative of the peculiar kind of
honcsty(?) which pervades our politics.
Never before was there anything like
the buying and selling of votes which
now characterize the operations of our
politicians. It is Indeed a melancholy
reflection that these bought or hired
votes are the ones which will roll up a
majority on one sidejor the other at the
election in June next. Ben Holladay, it
is notoriously known, Intends to in
crease the Republican vote in this city
and county by every means, lawful or
unlawful, in his power. And one of the
most ludicrous incidents connected with
the affair is tho threat of the lFcrald
that "somebody will be hurt" if the
programme is carried out, especially
when it is remembered that the Canal
and Locks Ring at Oregon City intend
to carry Clackamas county Democratic
by the aid of men who have no legal
residence in that county. There is no
particular difference in tho two parties
so far as honesty and morality is con
cerned. The great issue is the offices,
aud to obtain these neither party will
omit any effort or labor, no matter how
disgraceful and degrading.
It is high time that the people take
the reins of power in their own hands
and hurl political demagogues and cor-
mptionists from power.
THE CANAL AND LOOKS SWINDLE.
It now transpires that the State is to
be enormously swindled in the manner
of constructing the locks at Oregon City.
Tho Ring who have the work in charge
have said a great deal about the P. T.
Co's proposition to build the locks of
stone, iron aud wood, claiming that
their own proposition to construct the
works entirely of stone, iron and cement
justified the Legislature in discriminat
ing in their favor to the tune of $75,000.
The Willamette Farmer has now found
out that a large quantity of lumber Is to
be used. Doubtless It was the Intention
of the Ring to keep this a secret until
after the election, but "murder will
out." So, in addition to the $75,000
dollar robbery, the tax-payers of Oregon
are to be further fleeced in the sum of
$75,000 or $100,000, the amount the
company will save by the substitution
How long must this state of things be
A People's Ticket, composed of dissat
isfied Republicans and Democrats, has
been put in the field. The following are
its nominations for the principal offices:
For State Senator, Al. Zicber; for Rep
resentatives, Frank Dekum, Walter
Monet, E. D. Shattuck, R. J. Ladd;
for County Clerk, Ben. L. Norden ; for
Sheriff, E. Corbett; for Treasurer, B. G.
Whitehousc. Just what effect this move
will have remains to be seen. One
thing is evident in the present campaign
all over the State, and that is that the
people are tired of the old party tram
mels. A greater number of splits and
bolts are occurring than was ever before
known in Oregon politics. We arc evi
dently in the midst of a general political
SOME SEBI0US QUESTIONS.
The Willamette limner lately Is do
ing noble service in dealing blows at
corruption right and left. Of course it
has the whole partisan press down upon
it for its independent, manly cstirsc, but
the people will sustain it for all that.
We cannot help appending a single ex
tract from one of its recent editorials.
We wish every voter in the State of Or
egon would take the questions home,
answer them, and act accordingly :
In the name of the Great Eternal, can we not
i.nva nmn hono.tr In this State ? Are the rtcn-
ple so many hewers of wood and drawers of
water, placet! urn- inrmj w sit 4,ir m
bloated lararonl that hoer over them, vulture
lite, nml swoon down UDon their prey when
they see nfortuno nt a single grap? Arc the
people created for no higher purjuse than to
lalwr from one year's end to another for
enough lo pay taxes to enrich these virtuous
WAB! AND BUM0BS OP WAB!
And now fomes tho Orcnonian and
says that the Republicans of Multnomah
win elect their ticket by GOO or 1,000
majority. Whereupon the Herald
bristleth up like a pig for war and
eareui mat that little gamo cannot
be done without importation, rather
than submit to which tho editor will
sacrifice every drop of blood in the veius
onus fellow Democrats!
Charge, Bro. Iko, charge! On, Holla
day, on !
EEPUBLIOAN COUNTY TICKET.
The Republicans of Multnomah have
Caples and Sol HIrsch; Sheriff, J. M.
Cay wood; County Clerk, W. H. Harris;
Treasurer, "Win. Masters; Assessor, Jno.
Dolau : County Commissioners, S. J.
McCormick, C. S. Silver; Surveyor, C.
W. Burrage; School Supcrintcdeut,
Rev. T. L. Eliot; Coroner, T. J. Dryer.
The ticket is a very good one, and were
it not for the fact that the nominations
for the principal oilices were made at
the suggestion of Mr. Holladay, it would
undoubtedly give general satisfaction to
the Republicans. As it is the intention
of Mr. Holladay to carry this county
overwhelmingly Republican, the whole
ticket will undoubtedly be elected.
THE WOMAN'S BEAL ESTATE ASSO
By reference to correspondence else
where from Mary P. Sawtelle, M. D., it
will be seen that the Woman's Real
Estate Association, of which she is
President, is doing a noble work. By
the efforts of the Association it is
thought homestead privileges can be
obtained for women equal to those en
joyed by men. This action should have
been taken by Congress long ago. Read
Mrs. Sawtelle's letters, everybody, and
sec what women are capable of doing
when they set themselves about it.
THE NEW YOBK CONVENTION.
Nothing definito has yet been heard
from the New York Convention. The
man press of the country is noted for ig
noring the Woman Movement, and the
telegraph usually fails to mention any
thing of the great question now looming
up before the country, or, if it does, only
refers to it in terms of derision. That a
large number of delegates were on hand
Is very likely, as almost every State and
Territory in the Union was to be repre
sented. We shall give our readers the
earliest possible news of the proceedings
of this body.
The Walla Walla Union is still very
mucli troubled about "Sister Duni way,"
and seems particularly anxious to be
noticed a little by her. As she is now
absent, he will be obliged to await her
return, when, if she is so disposed, she
may possibly tickle the Union editor's
vanity by noticing him just a little. It
would do him so much good ! Till then
he must be content.
LETTEB PB0M DB. MABY P. SAW
TELLE. Washinotox, D. C, April 29, 1872.
Deak Sew Northwest:
The brave, independent women of
Xcw York organized a Women's Real j
Estate Association one day last week.
They elected me President of the Asso
ciation because I had lived in Oregon
and knew something of its climate, soil,
and advantages it offers to settlers. The
first resolution offered, and unanimous
ly adopted, was that the President be
sent to Washington to see if we could
get a bill through Congress granting
laud for actual settlement by a colony
of women on the public lands In Oregon.
I took a sleeping car in XewYork and
woke next morning under the dome of
the Capitol, and with all these weighty
honors and official responsibilities, I
have been discussing grave questions
with distinguished Senators and Repre
sentatives. I find Kelly, Corbett and Slater not
only willing to assist, but anxious that
women should be encouraged to go to
our coast, and to own land in their own
right and title. Don't think, for one
moment, I beg of you, that we mean to
have a colony of old maids, for I assure
you that is not the intention. But the
women mean to have homes of their
own, and marry as love or convenience
dictates not from actual, absolute ne
cessity for a place to live in, nor barter
the best part of their woman's nature
for a home, nor be any longer compelled
to practice deceit upon noble, grcat-
souled men, pretending to love when in
their hearts they loathe them. Men,
and women, too, have a right to love
and be loved without questions of mon
ey. I believe In marriages, in soul un
ions such marriages as we will never
have until women are independent land
owners and property-holders. I find a
much warmer reception than I expect
ed, as I had been told that this Congress
had determined to grant no land for any
purpose whatever. Still, through pres
sure of business, we may fail this time.
If we do, we will lay our plans for a
quiet seige another year. I do not be
lieve in letting all the noble, brave, en
ergetic men go to the West and live all
alone, while the sweet, pure girls ar
compelled to live here in throngs. I am
tlisgusted with the old maid's life I have
been leading this last winter. It makes
life a waste, a desert, where no tree or
blossom grows a howling wilderness.
In tho State of New York alone there
arc 175,000 more women than men, and
in Massachusetts 05,000. And you know
how many more men there are in Ore
gon than women. We don't propose to
make Amazons of the women. "Give
them a chance," Mrs. Senator Kelly
says, "and if they have business tact
and energy it will develop itself."
In hopes of success and speedy return
to the laud I love, I remain,
Maky P. Sawtei.i.k, M. D.,
Pres. X. Y. "W. R. E. Association.
Washington, D. C, May 4, 1S72.
I)E.n 3f kw NonrttWEST :
I have been in Washington one week,
and they say I have met with unheard-
of success. I got my bill before the
Committee of the Senate on Public
Lands, made mv argument before them
yesterday morning, and they havej
promised to report lavorauiy to the
Semite. Conkling, of 2few York, one of
the finest speakers in the Senate, and,
by -the way, .the btst-lookiug mau I
have seen since I lea Oregon, has prom
ised to make a speech in favor of llio bill
when it comes before the Senate! Sen
ator Sprague, of Rhode Island, 'one of
the richest men in Congress, says that
we shall not only have the bill passed,
but ho will introduce a bill asking an
appropriation from Congress to assist
women, or pay their fare to Oregon.
Senator Pomeroy, Chairman of the
Committe, a man who is known
throughout these Uulted States as a
friend of woman, was authorized by tho
Committee to draw up a bill containing
the provisions desired, making some
amendments to the bill Introduced by
Senator Kelly. Kelly and Slater of
Oregon are working manfully. Corbett
has promised to vote for it. Senator
Kelly made a noble speech yesterday
morning before the Committee. Said
that he was a Woman's Rights man;
that he believed In their owning land,
and haviug a great many other privi
leges that they were now denied, and
mado a splendid argument, setting forth
reasons why women should be allowed
to own land in their own right and title,
and not compelled to live on it alone, in
isolated homes. I showed those grave
Senators that the old Homestead Bill
was utterly Impracticable in regard to
women; that they could make a legisla
tive enactment to suit the conditions
and requirements of women's natures.
It seems by their report that we have
made an Impression and won their fa
vor. I believe the bill will pass. Mrs.
Senator Kelly, to whom I am greatly
indebted for information and encourag
ing words, is strongly in favor of the
bill. Slater says he is no Woman's
Rights man, j'ethe believes that women
ought to have homes of their own, and
that he will work for this measure with
The fads arc that these men know
that they cannot cast a vote in Congress
that will refiect more honor on their
names, or better please the constituents
Since writing a few articles on Oregon
for the Tribune, I have received a quan
tity of letters, most all from business
men, addressing me as "Dear Sir," ask
ing information of Oregon, wanting to
know what paper will give them the
' most correct information of that country.
I We refer them to your valuable paper,
I and we hope you will make it a point to
i speak the best word you possibly can for
the land wo love.
j JL V. S.vwtim.i.e, M. D.,
i Pres. Woman's R. E. Association.
P. S. As soon ns the bill is printed
wo will send you a copy. We forward
you this mornings Chronicle, containing
notice of proceedings. M. I. S
"PATSEY" WBITETH AGAIN.
Dear Editor: -You no doubt are won
dering why I haven't written to you
sooner. The reason is simply this I've
been waiting for something to turn up
about which to write. Nothing worthy
of note turned up until last Tuesday, the
day of the Republican primaries. It
was demonstrated very clearly on that
day that Portland was destined at no
distant day to be a very populous city.
But then, to tell you about the Republi
can primaries Is not the object of my
writing. Portland is truly a fast place,
and tho Republican primaries a big
tiling, but more important things to us
than the growth of cities and the tri
umph of factions induces me to write to
I wish to let you know that I have
had an interview lately with a most ex
traordinary personage. With the aid
of tins personage I haven't the least
doubt but that our cause will succeed
far beyond our mot sanguine expecta
tions. I will not undertake to tell you
in this short letter half the valuable in
formation I received during this inter
view. By occasionally interviewing
Has person you will be able to shun all
bad associations. Xow, dear editor, you
know that this one thing alone greatly
retards the progress of the Woman Suf
Many great and good persons would
espouse our cause and work with us but
from the fact that a few work with us
whom this person, "They Say," knows
to be not Just what thoy should be.
I'm satisfied that we've got to take a
higher stand-point. We have got to
read out of our party every one enter
taining views on any subject differing
from our own. We've got to depart
from the familiar land-marks of former
reformations, and launch boldly out into
Utopia. By so doing we will no doubt
succeed. "They Say" never errs in
judgment, comes to wise conclusions
iiimn the slightest possible data, suc
ceeds in every undertaking, and withal
would be a great acquisition to our
I'm not positive "They Say" is favor
able to our cause. In fact, I'm almost
afraid we will not bo able to secure so
valuable an ally. Be that as it may,
I'll find out at my next interview and
let you know about it immediately.
With such an ally our cause is already
won, for all the good and wise will flock
to our standard, and all the wicked and
ignorant will go "where tho woodbine
twineth." Your Patshy.
"If I only had capital," a young man
said as he pulled a ten cent cigar, "I
would do something."
"If I only had capital," said another as
ho walked away from a dram-shop, "I
would go Into business."
Young man with a cigar, you are
smoking your capital. You from the
dram-shop are drinking youra and
destroying your body at the same time.
Dunes make dollars. Time is money.
Don't wait for a fortune to begin with.
Our men with power and influence did
not start with fortunes. You, too, can
make your mark if you will, but you
must stop squandering your money and
spending your time in idleness.
Horace Greeley has withdrawn from
the Tribune on account or his candidacy
for Presidential honors.
WOMAN 8UPFBAGE Aim TEMPEE-ANOE.1-.
Geuvais, Oregon, May 15, 1872.
Eorrott New JfotrntwusT:
I have been waiting for some time to
see if some one more able than mj-self
would not take up the pen as corres
pondent from this place, but as none
have undertaken the task, I will beg
space for a few thoughts on Woman
Suffrage and the Temperance question.
As women are among the foremost
in the Teniperauce cause, and are labor
ing earnestly for the abolition of the
liquor traffic, would it not be a good
plan for our temperance advocates es
pecially the man portion of them to
advocate Woman Suffrage In connee-
iion wmi lemperanee v we ail Know a
large majority of the women are believ
ers in Temperance, and if the ballot was
put into their hands they would support
no one for office except those who were
known to be good temperance people in
Therefore, my temperance friend I
believe the surest, quickest and safest
way to stop the progress of that army of
ixty thousand that is marching down
to the drunkard's grave annually is to
give the ballot to the mothers, wives
and daughters of this country, and in a
few short j'ears intemperance will dis
appear from our fair land forever.
Think, my temperance friends, of the
misery and poverty daily caused by this
traffic in alcohol, and then think of how
easy it couui io pui uown aim now
willingly, too if the noble-hearted
women only had it in their power. And
there is only one thing lacking, and
thnt Is the right of franchise. Why do
you withhold or discourage it? Is it
because the Scriptures say man shall
rule over the woman, or that it is dis
graceful for woman to speak in public,
or that she shall not sit in church with
out a veil over her face? Xow, is it not
about as sensible to take the Chinese
iivn miu luta 1 1VJ .-uuij .nut cull"
sequently has no rights that man is'
bound to respect? Ah, kind reader, I
... , -
blush for humanity when sex is made a
qualification by a Government that
claims to be founded on justice and hu
man rights for the exercise of political
rights or rather natural rights, if you
please, for all rights naturally exist, and
the law only protects or restrains a per
son in the exercise thereof. Conse-
quentiy one person has as many rights
ris another, regardless of sex. Only the
I.-1U- nmlrv-la tnm in tl.o ovnn-iw nf enr.
..!. :..!.., .i.:t,. if ..:.,.ii,. .wi.i.ni.i .
tain rights, while it unjustly withholds
uvm protection irom women, wnnc mey
each have tho samo natural rights and
ought to have equal protection of the
,?. r. ti .,,.
law. Come, temperance reformers
everywhere, arouse to the best interests
of your cause and advocate equal rights
to all, regardless of sex, and give those
that arc most willing a chance to help
you in every way possible in the good
work, and viclorv will soon iwmh nnnn
your banners, and the misery, poverty
J . , ... , . 1
and desolation caused by intemperance
win leave our snores 10 return no more.
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suggestion to make, or a scolding to give
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must have an "ofllec" in the good time
Mrs. A. A. S., Silvorton : Thanks for
your kind letter. Yours is only one of
many reaching us all the time.
M. A. C: Examine our Premium
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"Pmn-osTKitous." Among tho defi-1
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editions of Webster's unabridged, we i c- y "en mHes away,
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absurd; contrary to nature or reason; noon w, n gfC returned home. Mr.
not adapted 10 uie cuu, as, u iviiuuiivau
government in the hands of females the
old scallawag couldn't say women. Ed.
Jfer. is preposterous." As an evidence
of a growing sense of justice in the mind
of the great philologist wo will add that
in the later editions of his work the
above "preposterous" illustration is
omitted. Seal Jose Mercury.
The bridal trosseau of tho future Em
press of China will cost half a million.
What Mrs. Giles Did.
Br MIS.l5.V. CSDKKWOOP.
Mrs. fiiles stood in tho front yard.
hanging up her Monday's washing; the
last piece had found its place upon the
"Done at last!" said Mrs. Giles, speak
ing to herself a habit in which she fre
quently indulged. "JS'ow, if dinner was
out of the way, I might find time to
finish Leonard's suitthisafternoon; I've
had it around so long. If I only had a
sewing machine, how much I could ac
complish!" and picking up her basket
she went into the house.
The prospect within was not very
cheering tho wash-tub to clear away,
and dinner to nlaee unon the table.
Just as she had begun to lay the table,
Mr. Giles appeared at the door and said:
"Put on an extra plate; that man will
take dinner with us."
Dinner was soon ready and as soon
dispatched, for ceremony was unknown
in the Giles family. Mr. Giles and the
stranger retired to the sitting-room, to
discuss tho merits of a new reaper and
mower, while Mrs. Giles remained and
creared away the dinner table. When
she had finished and made herself ready
for the afternoon, she went into the sitting-room.
The stranger was about
taking his leave, and Mr. Giles was just
"If you have anything new and better
anything that will make work easier
and do more of it, I'm your man! I am
in favor of all machinery that will
lighten work torman," emphasizing the
wonl man. "Why, bless vou, look
around my farm. It's run mostly by
"Profitable? Certainly," replied he
to an interrogation of the btranirer.
"More than pays expenses. Money in
the bank," he added, never omitting an
occasion of mentioning a small deposit
he had in the city savings bank.
'PIlO ftimtip-er U'-lli rr.i f loo n.wl
- - " - O ...... gU.IV Mb !...- ..Ill,
Mrs. Giles sat down, with weary limbs
and aching shoulders, to finish a suit of
clothes she was making for her oldest
son, a tad of lirteen. Slowly mid wea
nlv the needle went in and ouL Stitch
after stitch was Liken, but to llttlo mir-
pose. It tlid seem as if she would never
come to the last one. But if stitches
progressed slowly, her thoughts flew
fast cnoucli. The last words of her htis-
band lingered in her mind, and again
and airain they recurred to her.
"ies," said she at last, breaking forth
j "iDl M"?'
i much disturbed in mind. "Yes, n
; ctm i,aVe their burdens lightened,
' poor vomcn may drudge. Every y
Mr. Giles has a-.ldcd something new to
his fanning implements, while I have
to plod along with hardly sufficient
utensils to cook a decent dinner an old
stove, without a boiler or whole criddie
and a cracked door. No wonder I can't
bake a loaf of bread decently. Then
here I have to sit and stitch for a week
0n this suit, when two hours on a ma
chine would complete It."
1 it IS IlecdleSS to rCCOnl all of MfS.
I Giles' thoughts and words, a3 she sat
.stilci,$ng Ule i,ours away. A. dim con-
, sciousncss of her srrcat wromrs. and
' faint determination to assert her rights.
Jvas em-'"S cr mum. blie had so
needs, and fostered the selfishness of
her husband, that it was hard to break
through the meshes of habit which his
stern will had for a long time woven
around her. The afternoon wore away
and Mrs. Giles laid aside tiie unfinished
. garment to prepare the evening meal
t Tho next moriiinir. at breakfast, she
i remarked to her husband that an agent
for u sewing-machine had called the day
, previous, and wished her to try one of
, ins machines.
I told him he micht leave ono when
lie came next week," she said.
Mr. Giles laid down hisknifeand fork
and sat with utter amazement depicted
ou ins countenance.
i "A sewing machine!" lie gasped,
, when he had recovered himself. "He
humbugs here. I've no use for them."
"But I have," interrupted his wife.
"You!" cried he. "I don't see what
need you have for a sewing machine.
You could never learn to use it, or if vou
did, what have you to sew? Only my
clothes and the boys'. Women now-a-
davs are Kottmir niishtv independent.
wanting machines to do their work too
lazy to do it themselves. I suppose they
want time to gad about and gossip about
"Why, Philip! "
"Woman's work is nothing," con
tinued Mr. Giles not heeding the inter
ruption. "My mother had not as many
conveniences for doing her work as you
have, yet she always had her meals reg
ular and well cooked, and that is more
than I can say for you. No, I don't
want any sewing machine about my
house. God made as good a sewing ma
chine as I want when lie made woman."
With this ultimatum he left the table,
and taking his hat, lie mounted his horse
and rode away to look at the new reaper
which he contemplated buying.
One by one the members of the family
finished their breakfast aud passed out,
leaving Mrs. Giles alone. She sat with
her head resting ujkjii her hand. Her
thoughts wandered back to tho days
when in the freshness of her youth she
gave her heart's deepest and best affec
tions to Philip Giles. Blinded by her
great love for him, she saw not the ex
treme selfishness nor coarsness of his
nature. She implicitly believed all his
promises, and heeded not the warning
of her friends.
It seemed a long time since then, so
many shadows had darkened her path
way. Darker yet seemed to grow life's
rugged journey. She saw her six sons
growing up around her in the midst of
rougn ami evil lutlueuces, without the
ability wholly to counteract them. Mrs.
Giles remained a long time bowed over
that breakfast table, nravinir with a
sense of helplessness and a feeling of
ui-vi, Mica as sue nnu never ueiore ex
perienced. A loud rap at the door
startled Jier. On opening it, sho found
Mr. Harris had called to pay off a note
which Mr. Giles had often declared he
should never be able to collect. 'The
poor wretch," he insisted, "will never
oe auie 10 save enough to pay ins nonest
debts while his wife spends all his earn
ings on such foolish tilings as washing
Mrs. Giles informed Mr. Harris of her
husband's absence, but said sho wouiu
attend to the business. When all was
satisfactoril v settled, and Mr. Harris had
gone, Mrs. Giles sat for some time look
ing at tho roll of money in hor hand.
At length a new thought came into tier
mind. Carefully placing the bills inher
pocket, she went into the kitchen and
hurriedly finished the morning's work,
and then dressing herself, she walked
.1.. i nOifnlt vr.is but a
,,"., '"r" J5V.,iMnK She was lust
r:n MIi absent, itfonaru, uie
eldest son, stood in tho yard with the
team. . ... .,
"Heigho, mother," said he, "I was
just going to look for you. I thought it
was too bad for you always to walk."
"Well, my son," sho replied, "you
would not have found me; I've been to
"Thccity! gce-wittaker!" and Leonard
gave a prolonged whistle.
"Yes," said Mrs. Giles, gettinginto the
wacon. "and now x wisli vou to tro to
the station witii mo "and bring llome
Leonard mounted beside her, saying:
"And so the old man did shell out for
once in his life, and give you a little
money, did lie ."
Mrs. Ulles reproved Jxonard for talk
ing in this manner of his father, but he
"Well, I can't help it. I think it is a
mean shame! He never gives you a
cent to spend, but sends you to the store
at the corner with the old order, 'Please
letthe bearer have what she needs.' I'd
make It convenient loneedagreat many
things, if I were you."
It was late when Mr. Giles returned.
He hastily dismounted and gave his
horse to one of the boys. Entering the
house he called for his supper in no gen
tle tonex. Fortunately supper was just
ready. Having satisfied his ravenoui
appetite, lie arose from the table, say-
"Come, bovs. it's time that you were
In bed: I'll want vou by daybreak in
tiie morning;" and setting the example,
he went to bed and was soon sound
About eleven o'cloci: Airs, uues, Hav
ing finished her workandmadearniuge
ments for an early breakfast, retired to
rest. Being very much fatigued 03- the
lay's excitement, she soon slept heav
After the first nap, Mr. Giles was rest
less and nncasy. He tossed and turned
irom sine to side, but no more sleep for
him. He concluded to tret up. Havinir
dressed himself, he took the candle and
proceeded 10 the ktti-Uen. Tiie slender
tallow dip threw a lurid light around
the room. Thimrs seemed to have verv
strangely changed since morning. Rais
ing uie ngni aoove ins nuad, no gazed
long and earnestly around the kitchen.
There stood a new stove, with its black
and poiisiied lace smiling upon him; a
row of bright and shining tinware was
neatly arranged on the shelf behind it.
Turning around his eyes fell upon a
washing machine with a wringer at
tached. Taking hold of the crank, and
giving a turn or two lie said: "A sew
ing machine by thunder! But how in
the name of common sense they sew on
it is more n 1 can ten."
Placing the candle on the table, he
came in contact with a patent churn.
v nai: anoiner uiasicu concern.' 1'oliy,
Polly!" he screamed, seizing the candle
and hurrying back into the sleeping-
In Ills haste his foot caught in the
frame-work of the sewiug machine, and
he full full length in the middle of the
lloor. while the candle found a restintr
place on the opposite of the room.
Jirs. uiies, suddenly aroused from a
mild sleep, started up in a bewildered
way, saying: "What is it, Philip?
What's the matter-.'"
"Mattter cuough!" growled he, pick
ing liunseii up and rescuing the candle
from its proximity to the bed-clothes.
"Who has been filling up the house with
ail that trumpery, and who do you think
is going to pay lor it .' if you think I
am, you are very much mistaken!"
Mrs. Giles sprung from the bed aud as
sumed an air of dignity.
"Philip Giles, I have always faithful
ly endeavored to do my duty as a wife
aud mother. I have patiently borne
my privations, thinking .them neces
sary to husband our means, while you
have used money without stint to pur
chase machiuery to lighten your labor.
Now I resolved upon a change. What
modern improvements there arc to fa
cilitate -woman's work I intend to have.
Nay, do not interrupt me," she contin
ued, as Mr. Giles made au effort to
speak. "Those things are paid for with
tiie money that dear old grandfather
left me by his will. You loaned it to
Mr. Harris, doing me neither the honor
nor justice to have the notes drawn in
my name. Yesterday he paid it. I
weut to the city and made these pur
chases. They cost less than the mower
you have just bought. The rest of the
money I placed in the savings bank."
"In your name, I suppose?" remarked
"Yes, in my name," contined Mrs.
Giles, "that I might have the use of it
when I wished. This farm was pur
chased with a part of that legacy, and
hereafter I intend to see that my rights
are resiected and legal claims rightly
And so she did. Western Burnt.
Rki.ics ok Giants. They have found
traces of a race of giants who dwelt in
Canada in some pre-historic age. Some
people digging in a field at Cayuga have
unearthed alotit two hundred gigantic
skeletons, some of which are said to be
more than nine feet in length. With
them are buried a varioty of stone im
plements and ornaments. If we can be
lieve all the reports that eome to us from
time to time, evidences are frequently
found of a huge race of people who oc
cupied this continent, or some portions
of it, in times long past. Why do not
the sages of Cayuga and other localities
favored with these giant crave vards
put their heads together and re-construct
the history of these American Titans
just as Prof. Agassiz will restore a spe
cies of tish from a few fossil scales and
fragments of bones? It would be con
genial work for them and interesting to
the rest of mankind. We are assured
that "there were giants in those days,"
wnenever "inose days" were, and would
be glad to know more about them. Al
Mn.. A. J. Duniway. Our sanctum
was illuminated yesterday morning by
the cheerful, smilintr aud hopeful face of
our esteemed neighbor and co-worker,
Airs. A. J. Duniwav. the able and In
dustrious, courageous and irrepressiblo
editor or the new Southwest, pub
lished at Portland, Oregon. Mrs. Duni
way is a delegate of the Woman Suflrago
Association of Oregon, to tiie umven
tion to be held on the Stli and 0th inst.,
in New York, called by Mesdamea
Hooker, Stanton anil others of the New
Yorkwingof thesuffrage army, toorgan
izeapolitical partyand nominate candi
dates for President and Vice President of
the United States. Mrs. Duniway takes
the cars to-morrow morning for New
York. We wish her a pleasant journey
aud shall watch with great interest the
movements of both branches of the suf
frage army, as they shall be developed
at the two Conventions 111 Isew ork;
one by the American and the other by
the National Party. S. F. Pioneer, May
A Simile Cure. E. D. Baker, for
merly editor of the Snow Hill Herald,
published the statement that he was
permanently cured of asthma of many
years' standing by the use of equal
parts pulverized saltpeter and sugar
burned In the room. A friend of his, so
badly afflicted that she was obliged to
rest in her chair at nights for months at
time, was also normanentlv cured by
this simple remedy. As it will cost but
a trifle and can do no injury, he rccom-
menus inose aulicted with the distress
ing disease to try this remedy.
Cleansing the Haul Barbers use
carbonate of potash, known as salts of
innar, in water to sliampoo witn. 11 is
better to use a tablesjoonful or two of
common spirits of hartshorn in a basin
of water; then thoroughly wash the
scalp and hair until they are clean; then
wasii with clean water, wipe clean and
apply a little oil or pomade.