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A Country Nelmol. ?
Trrtty and pale and tired, "'
She sit in Iter stiff-backed chair, . i-
While the blazlmr summer ran
Shines In on ln-r soft brown hair;
And the Huh- brook without
That she hears throngh the open door, -
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!Vtr the New Northwest.!
w Wni0iir'iheia near,? . " j
Ami one nr tliem far.
And each of them dear.
'While of these two friend ,
A the- now and X,
Wlitch one l dearest
Imiuw may know.
One walk In beauty of color and form,
WUka step like inutlc beside mine own,
Ami my heart beats quick nnU my pulses
blent token or hersCTtfit tori.
... m . .
And mme lo Bona of another land,
Of (mt endeavor and iioble atrlfe.
Wit the -land of the leal" lying dote
ImhhI, i ...l j
And the starry mwth of an end la life.
HinserMMl ftonrMi t ran sweet !
The mindl music drop faint ami far.
Like a diatant Mrahvfrum the golden ntFet-4,
or the aplendor of fnlllm star.
NodieordJar In her happy strain;
.sweet thoaxhta dteitot, but live alway;
N'l!lf WrttBB, or daadljtpala,
Ihit life and lore in an endless day.
O slater, friend o pore, ao true
Let thy Rwcel none with me abide;
Uuide me the weary journey through,
Till Heaven ahull bring an sklc by kle.
And thou, awcet Mend, whoxe hand I preis,
Who voice ao tills and thrill my heart.
Long mmy Iby loving friendship Mes,
Ere envtonx fair shall bid u part.
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X Mas. HtWIB WITHER IU.U
Btttensl, according to the AelofConrress.ln
t lie year 1ST, Xrs,&aalWltberell,ln the Of
fice oft he Librarian of Omar era at 'Washington
Samp,", according to orders received
the night previous, had saddled Jetty
and Beppo, Harry's fine sorrel, and had
them standing before the door awaiting
their riders just as the golden sun made
Ids apppearance above the tops of the
surrounding hills. After seeing Blanche
safely restored to her grandparents, So
nora had promised her she would ride
over bright and early to see how she .
felt after so unexpected a bath. Clar
ence had offered to accompany her,
which she accepted with pleasure, for
she thought she should then have an
opportunity of knowing exactly the
state of his heart with reference to
Blanohe and it was better to-know -at
once than to remain in anxiety.
"Good morning', Sonora," was the
first greeting, as she met Clarence on
the stoop, all ready for his ride.
Lovely indeed she looked as she stood j
upon the steps ready to mouut, with her
little silver-mounted whip in one hand,
while with the other she held up the
skirt of her elegant riding habit, dis
playing the neat little gaiter. The sun,
as it shone upon the dark green cloth
and coquettish little velvet cap, formed
a striking contrast to her fair, open
countenance and rich brown curls,
hanging around her siiouldrs like a
"Good morning. You see I am wait
ing, like a dutiful knight," said Clar
ence, as he assisted her upon her horse.
Then, mounting his own, the two start
ed off iu a graceful canter.
Thoy met old Mrs. Marsh at the door,
hanging out Blanche's pet canary to en
joy the morning air. She informed
them that her granddaughter was quite
well.with the exception of a cold, which
she had taken the previous night
"But come into the house and take
breakfast with us," and the dear old
lady led the way, while the two fol
lowed. "We will come in a few moments,"
said Sonora; "and I will leave you,
grandma, to entertain Mr. Pierpont,
while I run up stairs to see Blanche and
Grade. Wo have promised to ictuni to
"Very well, though I have almost
forgotten how to entertain young gen
tlomen. However, I will soon learn,"
said the old lady, smiling as she took oft
her spectacles, and beating herself in the
old-fashioned ettsy chair, added, "Gracic
uas a severe lieauacne, ana has not yet 1 sire, she gave her hand to Charles Pier
arisen." ' ,mnt. ..,..1
Claronce tltought, as he looked upon I j
her, that he hud never seen a finer Sec'
inien of old age in his life than Mrs.
Marsh, and he thought about right, our
readers would say, had they seen her.
Her full, matronly form was 'arrayed iu
a morning ilress 01 brown ana wnite
gingiiam, over wnion was tieu a nanu-
some black silk apron. A piece of bob!
net lace was folded neatly about her
throat, and crossing upon her bosom,
was tucked beneath the waist of her
dress and fastened by the tiniest little
pearl broach, the gift of by-gone days.
Her silver locks were combed neatly
upon her forehead and covered by one of
the prettiest caps, whose snowy ribbons
scarcely rivaled her own fair skin.
wonder that Blanche loved her dear
"Come out upon the piazza," said the
old lady "and examine the llowcrs.
A.ou will find some very nte onc3.
They are Blanche's pride, dear child!"
and she sighed as she spoke.
"They are elegant indeed," said Clar
ence, as he looked upon a magnificent
carnation, just bursting into bloom
"What would this earth be were it de
void 01 iioworsv"
"JJrcary enough," said Mrs. Marsh. as
she broke a lovely moss-bud from Its
atonij aud handing it to him, said, "I
never soaa bud of this kind butit brings
10 minti my own youthful days. A gen
tluman whom I met at a party once
handed me a hud, saying at the tamo
time, Till this bud fades will my
friendship for you never decay.' I took
it, placing it in my hair, and thought
no more about it until I began prepar
ing for bed. I took it ;opt and found it
tobe artificial! I have preserved it ever
since, nearly forty years."
"Well, that -was rather romantic,"
said Clarence, placing the beautiful bud
within the button hole of his vest.
"Have you ever met tne gentleman
"Never, though I have heard lie mar
ried and resided in Georgia."
"Which lie certainly does," said Clar
ence, "and is at present living. I have
heard him relate the incident a number
of times to his wife, and laughingly
womlcrif Ida Glare was still living. The
identical gentleman is my uncle, and I
may say my father, for I lost my own
when a child."
"Then he was your mother's brother,
for his name is "Warren AVinship."
Precisely so, dear madam. That is
my uncle's name."
"Do I, then, indeed behold the child
of my long lost friend, Cora AVinship?"
and placing her hand upon the arm. of
Clarence, the old lady eyed him from
head to foot, till finally, not able to con
trol her feelings as the remembrance of
old times came back, she seated herself
Clarence, not willing to intrude upon
her feelings, wandered around the gar
den to await Sonora's return. In a few
moments ho turned, upon hearing the
voice of Blanche.
"What! Grandmother in tears! Look
out, Mr. Pierpont, you are a dangerous
fellow," said Blanche, with more mean
ing than one, as she turned to inquire
the cause. "I verily believe you have
been making love to grandma. I shall
acquaint grandpa as soon as I sco him,"
and sitting down beside her, inquired
the cause of her tears.
"Do not be so trifling, Blanche," said
' (i... i.i.. iisit i.:t.i.n
I will tell you a little story," continued
she, looking at Clarence, "and then you
will know why I wept."
"About fifty-five years ago I was just
the age of Sonora. Cora Winship and I
had been friends from childhood with
out ever having a word or feeling to
mar that friendship till she was seven
teen, one year older than myself. It was
a bright, sunny afternoon in the fall of
thayear that we walked out together to
have a good long interview, preparatory
to my leaving for boarding school in a
distant city the following day. I shall
never forget it the bitter feelings which
stirred my bosom as we sat together un
der the old oak tree at the foot of my
father's garden. Sho had long had a
lover, Walter Mount, aud this day she
told me all how dear lie was to her,
how he had bued for and won her love,
and how happy she should be when, at
the close of another year, he would re
turn and claim her as'his bride. Walter
Mount had long been the idol of my
heart, though lie had never given me
the least reason to think that he thought
any more of inc than a friend. But I
determined to win him from Cora, and
so I did. He was in business at tho
same city in which I attended school,
and Cora, unsuspecting girl, gave me a
letter to give him. After opening it and
rnrtflitirr if T ciihct I ti tiwl nitrtflinr In Sfa
t.. oll! Mm who l.n.l iwcrul in lm-n
him. and would soon be another's. Did
I win him by this means? 2Cb, but I
won his hatred for a while. At first he
could not bear to sec her friend, but at
last became a little more reconciled to
his sad disappointment, and called on
me, giving me all those little keepsakes
which she had given him to return to
her all but her picture; this he said lie
could not part with until death. Cora
received them in silence, aud from that
day never mentioned his name; but a
gloom had settled upon hcryouug heart.
Six months later, at her mother's de-
' " - " ""ltM
bitter tears over the grave of my dearest
and earliest friend.
AValtcr lived just
six months Ions
and then died of a
broken heart. He was buried with hor
picture upon his breast and her love
j within his soul, and no doubt in heaven
their spirits commingle. This, Clarence,
(for so I must call hor child), is the his
tory of your mother's life. And girls,"
said the old lady, wiping her eyes,
"take warning by me, and be true to
Sonora could not refrain from shed
ding tears as Mrs. Marsh finislred. The
circumstance seemed peculiar, and called
forth thoughts which she tried iu vain
Blancho stooped to examine a choice
rose, while a haughty smile curled her
beautiful lips. Turning, she asked:
"Grandma, how came you to find out
that Mr. Pierpont was in any way con
nected with your former life?"
"Merely by accident," she replied,
and she related the incident of the rose
"Strange things occur fn this world,"
remarked Sonora, and winding her arm
around Blanche's neck, said, "Let us be
"Forever! If we are not, it willjbo no
fault of yours; but they soy, What is
allotted cannot be blotted.'" f-ald
Blanche, and putting her arm around
Sonora's waist, the two friends, destined
to be rivals, stood looking at each other.
Grandma walked into the houe, leav
ing the young people alone.
At last Sonora, turning to Clarence,
"I think wo had better bo going.
Breakfast will be waiting, I fear."
"I think so myself," replied ho. Then,
looking at Blanche, Bald, '1 am very
glad to find you in such good Bpirits
this morning. I was fearfal your fright
might produce sickness."
"Thank you," sho Joplied, "for taking
so much interest in my welfare. My
heartfelt thanks are due to you, Mr.
Pierpont, for the preservation of my
"bay no more, Miss Levere. It was
no more than my duty, nor more tlian
any other gentleman would havo ilono.
I am only happy to see you safe and woll
beneath the roof of thoso who fondly
love you. This is recompense enough,"
and offering Sonora his arm, turned to
"I shall expect you carl y on Thursday
morning next to complete arrange
ments, and so on ; so do not disappoint
me, dear Sonora," said Blanche.
"I shall be here if my life Is spared,"
was the reply; "so good-bye till trjen."
Hastening down tho walk, Clarence
and Sonora were soon upon their horses
"What a handsome couple," muttered
Blanche to herself. "Strange that I
never heard the name of Pierpont be
fore, when it was so Intimately connect
ed with grandma. lie loves her, no
doubt. How sweetly he said, 'I was
fearful your fright might produce sick
ness.' Ho takes a little interest in me,
anyway, or lie would not como over to
inquire about me. I'll win him! Yes,
I will! I guess I take after my grand
mother;" and laughing a low laugh, she
added, "My toilet shall bo without fault
on Thursday, and then sec what Blancho
cau do. Ah, my friend, I pity you, but
'love must go where it is- sent,' " and
humming a lively air, she ran in to her
breakfast, which was waiting.
As Clarence aud Sonora rode along
slowly, side by side, the former re
marked: "What a lumdsomo girl your friend
is, Sonora. If she only had the disposi
tion which characterizes ono whom I
Hope ono day to call my own, she might
be said to be almost perfect; but, on tho
contrary, I think her vain and trifling.
Sho lacks that 'one thing needful' hor
hcart 1,as ncver becn regenerated by tho
all-saving grace of God. Would that
you could exert some of your gentle in
fluence upon her, my dear one, aud
bring her to the foot of the cross."
"I fear I would prove inadequate to
the task," answered Sonora. "Though
my heart is often willing, still the flesh
is weak, aud when I undertake to con
vince her of the follies of this world, and
point out to her the glory in anticipa
tion of thoso who serve the Lord, her
arguments always over-balance mine,
and -she generally hushes me with, 'O,
do not speak of such doleful subjects.
Tliero is plenty of time.' Perhaps if you
should talk to her it might make an im
pression." And would you not feel a little hurt'
sl,.?"I,dI,'!!Ve,!in,y Private conversation
witli her?" asked Clarence, as he looked 1
Sonora full in the face.
Iu an instant tho blood rushed to her
! brow, as she answered, "Not
a 9UJ!t BS that, Mr. Pierpont
! 'I10 intcrc?t f the sou! R suhi Bt
times to be freely spoken upon, and to J
whom one pleases, providing they know I
it is agreeable and right."
"Pardon me, dear Sonora, if I have
offended you. I meant nothing. I
asked you purposely, because I thought
you felt rather sensitive last evening
when I unintentionally payed a little
more attention to Miss Levere than eti
quette called for. I mcaut nothing, I
assure you, for, though I admire your
friend's brilliant beauty aud ready Vit,
still 1 would not exchange them for the
noble, pure aud Christian heart of you,
my darling oue. One look from your
gentle eyo is wortlt more to me than a
thousand glances from tho flashing
black ones of Blanche Levere," ami he
I Passed her hand with n lover's grasp,
513 "c llt!lPed her to dismount at her own
Sonora said nothing, but gave him a
smile which spoke more than words, as
lllA linUrmrul 4n . A
vmrmuimmwVnntaB good news to communicate pres-
Thursday evening had at length ar
rived, and proved all that Blanche hnd
hoped for. Tho moon, in her last quar
ter, shone full upon the massivo pillars
of the homestead, making it look and
indeed, surrounded, as it was, witli ele
gaut hhrubbery aud treea of nearly a
century's growth. Lights shone from
every window, and music resounded
through the large, old-fashioned parlors
and halls, making the walls echo with
its merry peal.
In Blanche's little dressing room stood
Gracie, arranging a delicate wreath of
cypress in her cousin's hair.
"There!" said fihe, as site finished.
"Look at yourself, Coz, and see if you
don't think you'll ensnare the heart of
some merry bachelor fo-night, 'AVhoso
hearth is bright, but lonely,' and sues
for a gentle wife."
"O, nonsense, Gracie. I think you
had better apply that to yourself, for I
am anything but gentle," and standing
before bcx.mIrrorfiihejSun"eycd herself
from head to foot.,
The scarletrcypraSs, intermingled with
her glossy black curls, andlier delicate
robo of rose-colored crape, displaying a
neck and arni3 without fault indeed,
made her brilliantly beautiful. She
wore no ornament, sa'o a small chain
around her neck, to which Vaa suspend
ed a mlnialuro llkeriess of her parents,
and upon hor finger a single diamond
"2sow, Grade, let nic fix this camelia
iu your hair," said' Blanche. "You
ought to havo worn pink to-night,"
added 6he, as she smoothed down the
rich folds of hluo silk; "you look so
pale and spiritual."
"Oh, I shall get along very well," re
plied she. "I never oxpect to create
much of & sensation in the world," and
taking her cousin's arm, they descended
to the parlor.
Carriage after carriage rolled up to
Mrs. Marsli's door, and yet tho Hewitts
had not come. Blancho had begun to
think they were not coming, when at
last they were announced.
"Now," said Blanche to herself, "I
must prepare my heart to act, for have
him I will, or none other; and I am sure
it is no worse for Sonora tri suffer than
it is for mo!" and forcinir back her bet
ter feelings, she nrose to meet her
Harrj" was the first to greet her and
wish her many a returning birthday as
fair and bright as this. Next came the
Colouel and his lady, the rustling of
whoso rich maize moire was heard ere
tho lady herself was seen; and following
behind came Sonora, leaning on the
arm of Clarence.
Blanche did the part of hostess like
one well accustomed to it, and saluted
them cordially, thanking them for their
kind wishes aud so on, as sho led them
to a seat.
as teonora entered all eyes were
turned upon her. Her dross of Indian
muslin was looped oil the shoulders
witli a delicate moss-bud of the same
hue as her dress. Another bud, min
gled with a few leaves of tho rose geran
ium, looped back her curls on ono side,
while the other fell in graceful profu
sion around her lovely face. A string
of pearls, clasped round her throat and
arms, was all the jewelry she wore.
Her dress, though simple? was rich, and
called forth the admiration of all pres
ent, and "how lovely!" "how beauti
full" might have been heard from more
than one as they gazed upon her.
Clarence, who newr danced, not that
ho thought it a sin, but for the sake of
example, handed Sonora to her brother
as the music struck up for the first
obliged to wait upon i
her guests, who wero continually com
ing, could not dance tho first set. See
ing Clarcuco looking over some engrav
ings upon a side table, she walked over
and took a scat beside him.
"Why are you not dancing, Miss Lc
vorof Havo you not sufficiently recov
ered from the effects of your cold water
plunge?" asked he as she seated herself.
"Oh, I ncver was In better spirils iu
my life," gaily replied she. I want all
my guests to enjoy themselves. This
I wm a(Iortl ,nc p,easHre c,10U;h. Arc
fond of the works of art?" asked
HllO, US HIIU U IOW
I . . . a 1 . r
jueuioiier.froril ft portfolio and handed them to
upon surb Wm you wiU fmd t,Jcm intcrcstin!;i..
it. rdeem , IIlrn:n., oiin i,im. sim u-nikmi
and turning, she left him, as she walked
toward the door to receive a gentleman,
who stood loaning against it.
"Good evening, Mr. Mcintosh. I am
happy indeed to sec you. I was not
awaro you was in Bridgeport," said she,
as she extended her hand.
"Good evening, Miss Ixsverc. Ton
my word, I am delighted at seeing you
looking more charming than ever. I
did not know until I arrived at the door
that you were engaged with company,"
and stroking his elegaut mustache, ho
Added, "I should have immediately re
tired, but could not do so, as your grand
father insisted upon me remaining. So,
am I pardouablo for, perhaps, my un-
; welcome intrusion?" and he looked at
hor with a look as soft and melting as if
ho would have fallen at her feet and
sited for mercy.
"Pardonable!" exclaimed Blanche.
"Why, nothing gives me greater pleas
ure than to count you among the enter
tained this evening, and besides, I have
tunjl lllll-H 1 Urtv all U'milulllL.
"All, indeed! Ton my word, I
very fortunate! But," raising his quiz
zing glass to his eye,"who is that young
lady dressed in white, with curls, sitting
beside the one in blue?"
"That is Miss Hewitt, aud the other
Is my cousin, Gracie Marsh. I will in
troduce you, for it is about the former I
with to speak," and leading the way,
liiancho formally introduced Norman
Mcintosh to Sonora and Gracic, telling
him he must excuse her, as she saw
other new-comers, and must wait upon
"O, certainly, Miss Levere. I cannot
expect lo monopolize you altogether "
ana turning to tlie girls, was soon en
gaged in conversation upon indifferent
Mrs. Hewitt, who was laughing and
talking with a group of ladies and gen
tlemen, suddenly turned toward her
"Does not thai gentleman speaking to
Sonora look very' much like the one
who so kindly assisted us the morning
our horses became frightened and ran
"He certainly does," replied the Colo
nel. "I thought so when he first entered
the room. Perhaps Sonora is already
acquainted witli his arlMocrulir name,"
and he gave her a peculiar smile, say
ing, "I will go and see."
Mr. Mcintosh at once recognized the
Colonel, much to Sonora's astoni.-hment
at first, but hor father soon informed
her that ho was the gentleman of whom
she had heard her mother speak. She
thereupon treated him more as a friend,
and taking his offered arm, proceeded
with him to speak to her mother.
Mrs. Hewitt was delighted beyond
measure at meeting.him once moretand
more so to think her daughter had al
ready formed ids acquaintance, and
seemed pleased so fur. Now, thought
she, she will get over her love of Clar
ence, for this gentleman is so much
(To be mntinued.)
From the New York Tribune, Slay 11th.
The National "Woman Suffrage Associa
tion. AS AG(SHKSIVK CAMPAIGN TIIBKATESCn A
WOMAN SCFl-KAliB I'UVTKOUM.
The Natidtmi-WoTntf rSuffragc Asso
ciation opened its annual convention iu
Steinway Hall yesterday morning, Mrs.
H. B. Stanton presiding. Mrs. Isabella
Beecher Hooker stated that thcConvon-
tion was called to nominate candidates
for the Presidency, but that Mr. Stein
way, the owner of the hall, had refused
to allow any political Humiliations to be
made there. In opining the Conven
tion .nrs. Mamon sani:
"We are not here to-day to rehearse old
arguments for woman suffrage, which
we have advocated for the last 25 years,
but to inaugurate a new political party.
It is not probable that during this Con
vention wc shall nominate candidates.
But we propose to take the initiatory
steps for a Convention of new forces, such
as we have ncver had before. The poli
ticians who are afraid that our support
will not be given tliem say that our
causo is so holy, and should be kept so
high in the clouds that we could never
see our Hugs. Applause. But now wo
propose to descend to tiie political busi
ness of life. To-day we arc combined
with the Liberal itefornu'rs, with the
Prohibitionists, and the-Iutcrimtional-ists
with all ulases of men who will
help to roll back the constitutional doors
that wo niay enter and enjoy the rights
that belong to every free citizen of the
United States. Applause. We claim,
under the lui tceutli and Fifteenth
Amendments, that wo are citizens of
the United Slates to-day, and we have
as good a right to go to the polls as any
man, blade or wnite, lettered or unlet
tered, washed or unwashed, and we do
not propose any longer to petition na
tional legislators for the right. We in
tend to go to the polls, register our
names, and if our votes are refused, we
will contest It iu the Supreme Court of
the United Siates. We arc to consider
the nlatform of a newimrtv to-dav. We
condemn the platform of the Uepubli-
j cans, which amounts to nothing but a
series or platitudes.
Hie lollowmg platform or Hie Conven
tion, which was reirarded by some as a
clever pa rod v of the Cincinnati plat
form, was read by Mrs. Isabella Beecher
AVe women citizens in the United
States, in JCatiottal Convention assem
bled at Xew York, proclaim the follow
ing principles as assontial to just gov
ernment: 1. AVe recognize thocquality of all be
fore the law, and-hold that it is the duty
of Government in its dealings witli the
people to mete out equal ana exact jus
tice to all, of whatever nativity, nice,
coloi, sex or persuasion, religious or po
2. AVe pledge ourselves to maintain j
the union of the States, and to oppose !
any re-opening of the questions settled
by the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fif
teenth Amendments of the Constitu
tion, which have emancipated and en
franchised tlie Mavcs and the women of
3. AVe demand the immediate and ab
solute removal of all disabilities now
imposed on rebels and women, believ
ing tliat universal surt'rageaiid universal
amnesty will result in complete purifi
cation iu the family, aud in all sections
of the country.
4. AVe demand for tiie individual the
largest liberty consistent with the public
order, for the Stale, tclf-government,
and for the nation adherence to the
methods of peace, and the constitutional
limitations of power.
o. AVe demand a thorough civil ser
vice reform as one of the pressing neces
sities of the hour. Honesty, capacity
and fidelity, without distinction of sox,
should constitute the only valid claim
to public employment. I lie nrst step
' iu this reform is tlie one-term principle,
and tho election or President, lec-rres-
identand Lulled Mates benatora by tlie
'.. ..it!.... lli.ti fnhni nf l.iYfitintl
O. t U iVillUA nifc w "'in " ........w.
is just or wise which puts burdens upon
the peoplo by means of duties intended
in Inero.iso tho price of domestic pro
ducts, anil which are unnecessary for
purposes of revenue. Taxes should not
be laid on tlie necessaries, but upon tho
luxuries of life, Unit the rich and not
tlie poor may bear the burdens.
7. The highest consideration of com
mercial morality and honest govern
ment requires a thorough reform of the
present financial system. The Interests
of the people demand a cheap, sound,
uniform, abundant, aud elastic cur
rency, to be a permanent measure of
value, based on the wealth of the na
tion. This will be found iu tlie issue of
currency, or certificates of value by the
Government for all duties, taxes aud
imposts whatever, which shall be legal
tender for all debts, public and private:
such currency to bo the lawful money of
me United Mates, and convertablc at
the option of tho holder into Govern
ment bonds, bearing a rale of interest
not exceeding 3 per cent, and to bo re-
convertable into currency at tlie will of
8. AVe remember with gratitude the
heroism and sacrifices of the wives, sis
ters and mothers throughout this Re
public in the late war; the grand sani
tary work they did iu tho hospitals, on
the battle-tlolil. and in Catherine in the
harvests at home, have Justly earned for
tlie women or tne country tne generous
recognitiou of all Ihl-irpolitieal rights
by every true American statesman.
9. AVe a a opposed to all grants of
land to railroads .or other corporations.
The public domain should be held sa
cred lo actual seiners, so mat Home
steads can be secured to every man and
10. AVe believe iu the principles of the
referendum, minority representation.
antl a justsystem of graduated taxation.
li. it is tnc duly oi uoveriimeiu to
regard children and criminals as wards
of the State; to secure to the one the
best advantages ot education, and lor
the other more humane legi.-Iation and
better methods of reform.
12. AVe hold it is the duty of tho Gov
ernment, in its intercourse with foretell
countries, to cultivate the friendships of
peace, uy treating witli an on jut and
equal terms, and by insisting on the"fct-
tiument ot all differences by a congress
IX For the promotion of these vital
principles, and the establishment of a
party based on them, we invite the co
operation of all "citizens," without dis
tinction of race, color, se.Vj nationality
or previous political affiliations.
Addresses were also made by Laura
DcForce Gordon and Wm. Bank?, after
which Mrs. Slocum of Washington
County, X. Y., said that she had been a
reader of the Tribune from childhood,
and had found it such a firm advocate
of universal liberty that she had come
to think it an oracle. But she thought
that tho wrong course had been pursued
In the cause of suffrage for woman. Al
though she respected Mr. Greeley as a
man, she still regretted to ay that lie
had, in hor opinion, acted unwisely in
The following resolutions were then
Whereas, Horace Greelev, as the Edi-lor-in-Chief
of the New York Tribune,
has for the last four years lost iio oppor
tunity to ridicule and falsifv the spirit
and purpose, the principles and persons
of the AVomaii !?uu'mge movement of
this country, thereby making that in
fluential journal a powerful engine
against the emancipation of the women
of the nation; therefore
Jiciolvcd, That no woman witli decent
self-respect can aid witli voice or pen in
ills election to the high position to
which lie is nominated.
Resolved, That since the right to vote
is a right of every citizen of the United
States, it is the duty of all patriotic
women citizens to exercise this right in
the coming Presidental election, and the
duty of all patriotic men to remove the
obstructions now blocking the way.
Jlctolved, That as Cincinnati has re
fused, iu the faco of the Fourteenth ami
Fifteenth Amendments, to recognize
women as citizens, with the capacity to
bo legal representatives iu a political
Convention, it is the duty of f be woman
suffragists, throughout the country to
send their representatives to Philadel
phia and Baltimore to demand of each
In turn justice for women, and thus test
the lovalitv of Republicans aiid Demo
crats alike to the great principles of free
dom on which our Government is based.
Retailed, That we, the AVonian Suf
fragists or the country, will work and
vote with the great national party that j
shall acknowledge the political equality
Resolved, That in cae neither Phila
delphia nor Baltimore shall recognize
the full citizenship of women, theXa-
i tional Woman Suffrage Committee shall
call a .National .Nominating Convention
at such time and place as thev shall see
The evening session was addressed by
Mrs. Marie llowlund, Laura DeForec
Gordon, and several others. At the
close of the session several members of
the AVoodhull faction, apparently desir
ous of breaking up the Convention,
loudly protested against its continuing
auollier day; but tlie matter was quietly
settled by Susan B. Anthony, who, in a
short speech, explained that the hal
bat! been engaged lor tnrec t ays, aim
that they should inectagnin at 11 o'clock
Kadical Eeforms Needed.
Among the changes needed in the ex
isting order of things to simplify justice
and equalize human rights wc note the
1st. The abolition of tlie Grand Jury
system. It is a useless aud expensive
humbug, and its duties can be better
discharged by committing magistrates.
It gives tho accused nor opportunity to
face his accusers; thus the reputation of
innocent persons is often blackened by
indictments founded in malice of one
2d. A ciiange in tlie trial jury system
from the unanimous to the majority
verdict the same as in the State of Ne
vada. The Idea of forcing men to agree
is an absurdity, and is subversive of
justice. Trial juries iu criminal cases
should also determine the nature and
duration of the punishment, which
should be divested of everything like
vindietiveness', and be made reformatory
3. Hie abolition of capital punish
ment. It is a relic of barbarism bru
talizing iu its ctrects UKn the public
mind, antl is uot needed for the protee
tion of well organized fcociety. It pre
vents tlie culprit from making that rep
aration to society which lie justly owes,
and wliich lie can only pay by a life of
service to the State.
I. A change in the probate laws to
give the widow the same control over
the common property that i3 now en
joyed by tlie husband iu case of the
wtfo's ilonlli; .md thus do awav with the
whole business of administration during I
the lifetime of either party to the mar
riage contract. Small estates are now
absorbed by the expensive probate busi
ness, and widows, who are frequently
more competent to manage business af
fairs than were ever their defunct hus
bands when living, are hampered by all
sorts or unjust restrictions.
5th. A change iu the law of dofcent
and distribution, so as to take it out of
the power of a man to dispose by will of
more than a certain sum say $10,000
to any one person or purpose.
Gth. Graduated taxation exempting
all homesteads, or implements of trade i
wliereby a person obtains a iivcuuooti,
to tho value of$l,000, and fixing a grad
uated scale of taxes ujion all other prop
erty, until it readies a figure beyond
which it would be impossible to accu
mulate; thus preventing the aggrega
tion of vast estates in tlie hands of in
dividuals to the injury of the many.
AVheu these "reforms are brought about
some of which, wo apprehend, will be
some considerable time nonce wc shall
have a few more to suggest. Mtn .Tone
nun ii murmur cool.
Hard bench and dusty tloor.
It seems such an endless round
flrammar and A, B, C;
The biuckUmrd uiid the sHm,
The stupid geography;
A hen from teacher to little. Jem,
ot one of them cares a stmw
Whether"John" Is In any "caw,"
Or Kansas In Omnlia.
For Jenny's bare brown feet
Are achiitg to wade in the stream
wnere mo trout to Ills luring ban
Will leap with aoulek bright ghjant;
nd his teacher's bine eves stmv.
To the flowers on lhaIesk hard ly.
Till her thoughts have followed her eves .
Willi a half unconxetousstath. " ' !u
Her heart outrnns-thoeloek, ' isi
As rfliu smells their laint, sweet Mgfit.'-n
Ihit when we have time and heart; '
Their measure is In unlstMi blent,' 1 '! I-
lint time wm itasieorutK.
Like yonr shadow on the Jtrass,
That lingers far behind,
Or flies when you fain would pas.
Have patience, restless Jem,
The streams and flsh will wait.
And patience, tired blue eyes . .
Down by the sanlen sate, C.
Under the willow shade, ,4,
stands some one with fresher aowera;
So 'urn to your liooks again, '
And keep lure for the after hours.
Conversational power is a giffof
birth. It is sd'me men's nature to talk.
Words flow out incessantly, like drops
from a spring in the hill-side not bo
cause they are solicited, but because
pushed out by inward force that will
not let them bo still. From this ex
treme there is every degree of modifica
tion until we come to the opposite ex
treme, in which men seem almost una
ble, certainly unwilling, to utter their
thoughts-. Some men are poor in simple
language. Tliey nave thoughts enougn,
but the symbols of thoughts words
refuse to present themselves, or come
singly and stingily. Others are silent
from tho stricture of secretivones. Oth
ers cautious, and look before they speak,
and before they are ready the occasion
In regard to language itseif, the habit
of reading pure English, and of employ
ing It every nay, is the best ilnil lor a
good talker, l'eoplu always act more
naturally in their every day clothes
than they do when dressed up for Sun
day; and the reason is, that they are un
eotiscious in the one case aud self-conscious
in the other. It is so in speech.
If one allows himself to talk coarsoiy
and vulgarly every day and out of com
pany, lie will most assuredly find it not
easy to talk well in company.
Habit is stronger than intention, anil
somewhere the common run of speech
will break through and betray you. To
converse well at some times requires
that you shall converse well at all time?.
Avoid on the 0110 side vulgarism, all
street colloquialisms, even when they
are not vicirus; for by-words and slanc-
sentences amuse only while they are
new. As soon as they become habitual
tlioy corrupt yonr language, withoutany
On the other extreme, avoid magnilo
quent and high-flown language of every
kind. Nothing is more tedious than a
grand talker. Everybody laughs at a
pompous talker, who lugs into his con
versation big words or pedantic expres
sions. The best language in tho world
is that which is so simple and transpar
ent that no one thinks of the words
which you use, but only of the thought
or feeling which they express.
Conspicuous among the ladies who
have become journalists in this country
may be mentioned Miss Margaret F.
, For , yo ',
1, or the l .lucngo Jlvcntng Ivat.
ears 'she has been the princi-
5 .. bl J01)i.. political. iWerarv. r
uglous, financial, etc., and doing any
't of sm..i work in tho wav nf
; dramatic and musical criticism. i)ur
j ing tlie month succeeding the fire she
wrote more man a column and a hair a
day. Readiness is her strong point.
Sho is an Irish Catholic of tho strictest
sort, a Radical in politics, and a. girl
who Is said to have never thought se
riously of marrying. She knows so
much about "leaders" that she probably
don't want one to dominate her.
Clkan- out the Cellah. As health
is the greatest of earthly blessings,
cleaning the cellar from all decaying
vegetables and other impurities, is tho
most important work to bo done in. the
Spring. Give not sleep lo your eyelids
until it is done. '
A drummer went mad at Indianapo
lis lately, and puzzled his employer iu
New York by telegraphing to send on
immediately ono barrel eoudensed beef,
thirteen steamboats, one medium white
elephant, and ten gross of June imgs (as
sorted). A Boston lady, seeing among the re
ligious notices that a certain clergyman
would preach "D. V.," said at oncathat -she
would go and see him, presuming,
as she did, tliat the subject of the" dis
course was "Dolly Yarden."
Nothing sets so wide a mark between
a vulgar and a noble soul, as tlie respect
and reverential love of woman. A' man
who is always sneering at 'woman is
generally a coarse profligate, or a coarser
A young woman in masculine dis
guise completed four years of study and
was rectfntly jjraduated as a Imchelor by
the unsophisticated dons of a New Eng
. 1 . 1
"Katy," said a landlady to her ser
vant, "was there any fire in the kitchen
lat night while you were sitting up?"
"Only a spark, ma'am!"
A bashful printer refused a situation
iu a printing oflice where girls were em
ployed, saying lie never "set up" w a
gal in his life.
An exchange, wanting to on !nP""f
a "livestock journal," spy f
by a man whoso head is f" of mo
MI Ida Greeley, "thorW a
somewhat known as Jhe ""Jfe
book on farming, was educated con
Idleness and msm
ii.ig "' thn pother