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A. Joornal tor the People.
lwvoted to Ac Interacts of Humanity .
Ia4t)enlnt In IVlitioi ixl RcHgton.
Alive to all Lire I M, ami TlvorftiHtttlf
Radical In Opposing and Espratog llH-"U'rttw
ot Mm- M.im-c.
Oorn-spomteiiu writing over aaaumatl atgna
tuns niuiit make known their name!) to the
ICMtpr, or ito attention will be given to their
BV MRS. Hl'-IK W'rrHEKFI.t-
Entered, according to the Art or Congress In
the year 187J, lijr Mrv.snle WItherell.ln the Of
flee of the librarian of Gngre at Washington
A VISIT OCTH, AXI) ITS CONSEQUENCES.
"Take good care of the girls, anil
tiring the Summers home with you, If
loss!ole, were the farewell words of Col.
Hewitt, as tho carriage drove off from
the door, bearing his darling ones, with
Blnttehe, from his sight.
Mr. Hewitt waved her handkerchief
till tliey were lost from view, when,
turning to enter the house, she beheld
It fatty in cke con vernation witli an old
womnn, wlioe faee was nearly covered
by an old black hood.
"Who is that?" she asked of Itissey
aB oon as .she came in.
"Dat be tie same olo creetur dat wuz
here de oder night. Pore ole soul, she
'peareu mo-uty anxious 'bout surnfin
She wanted to know de wtist kind if
dis wur Col. Hewitt's, and where Miss
Nora wu gone, and if Massa Norman
wuz gone, too, an' lots' more tings dat I
don't niinin' 'bout."
"Very strange that she should take
such.au interest inoiirafftiirsJ" thought
Mrs. Hewitt. Uut it's some of Carrie
Vernon's proceedings, I'll venture to
say. 5lre is just like the 'dog in the
manger.' Then turning to Itissey, who
stood rolling up her eyes in great per
plexity, she said: "If that woman comes
her again just tell her that Mrs. Hewitt
wishes Iter to come tw more, and also
that she need not trouble herself about
"Yes, inarm, an I won't tell her
nuffiii' 'bout Miw Nora Jikin' Massu
l'lerpont best, nor 'bout goin' to bo mar
ried to somebody, nor liuffln'?" replied
the cute little darkey as she closed the
door, leaving Mrs. Hewitt .standing in
the inhklle of the room, iwrieetly as
tonished at her precocity.
"How came she to know anything
about Clarence, I wonder?" said Mr?.
Hewitt to herself. "Hut I suppose she
must have overheard us talkiug. I
will go ami inform the Colonel of Carrie
Vernon's work, for I am sure it is hers,"
and opening tJin door she proceeded
toward the library. Leaving them to
comment ami .wonder upon It, we will
follow our travelers.
They proceeded first to Philadelphia,
where they remained a few days, visit
ing everything of any note. From
there they went to Washington, in
tending to remain a week or two before
proceeding farther. One evening they
were sitting in the parlor, looking at
the various guests who had assembled
at the "W 1 Touse, when Sonora,
turning to Blanche, said: "How natur
al that voice at the piano sounds. Let
us go into the other room and see who
it is, for I believe I have heard it be
fore." ".She lias finished anil is coming this
way," said Harry.
Ami the two friends .wero locked in
each other's arms.
Why, how long have you been here,
and where are you
Allele's first questions.
"Only a few days," replied Sonora.
Then introducing her brother and
Blanche, she informed Adele that they
had started for Louisiana to pay her
and her mother a visit.
"We will return immediately. Come
into the other room. Mamma is there,
and I know she will insist upon your
paying Unit long-promised visit."
Our friends were soon ushered into
the presence of the elegant and accom
plished Mrs. Summers, who seemed
more like a sister than a mother to her
Adele was iudeed a beauty, and real
ized fully all Harry's ideas of the beau-j
tiful and refined. She was about the
medium hlght, with a complexion as
fair as an infant's, a rare thing for a
Southerner. Her cheeks, Hps and chin
were of the deepest Vermillion, and her
large brown eyes were full of fun aud
mirth, and when they peeped from be
neath the long, drooping lashes were
sure to bring :i smile lo the lips of
the beholder, so mischievious did they
loolc She wore her hnir combed back
from her forehead and banded round
her head, in massive braids, which gave
her an almost regal appearance. And
such a hand and foot! Harry thought,
as he-gazed upon her, that he had never
seen any one half so beautiful. "Aud
now if she is only as good as haiidsomc,"
he soliloquized, "why, she will be worth
Mrs. Summers insisted upon return
ing home, and nothing wo'fflftrdo, but
thoy must submit, which our party did
after obtaining her .and'her daughter's
consent lo accompany them 'back to
-V A T . 1 ,
ew imji aim mane a good visit
in all their
vo will not follow them
nniraciiiiSS .tuuut IIIB MV ..,:i..l
which occupied them about two weeks
but we will meet them now in the
house of Mrs. Summers and a magnfi
cent one it was, too. Situated In tue
southwestern part of Louisiana was
thoir .plantation of four hundred acres
of well cultivated land, which had once
been the pride of the fond husband and
father. A neat row of comfortable cab
ins occupied ono part of the grounds, a
Hhort distance from t.he houe, ami here
lived their much loved and loving
slaves, who would have thought it a
hardship next to death to part with
their good, kind mistress. Apart from
all the rest stood one little cabin alone.
Around Its doorway was twined the wild
eglantine, and its whole appearance be
tokened comfort and happiness. Here
lired old Bertie and her husband. She
had been nurse to Mrs. Summers when
an infant, and had also nursed Adele,
the child of her old age, as she called
her. Eglantine Nook was indeed a
lovely place. The spacious two-story
cottage was covered with tho fragrant
sweet briar, and made tho air redolent
with perfume. It was built in the true
Southorn style, with everything around
it betokening ease and comfort. It was
just twilight when our travelers
alighted. The warm autumn sun was
just setting, tinting everything with a
rich goldon hue. The place seemed
like some fairy spot, as the sun's last
rays glimmered through the trees, and
Sonora thought, as she glanced around,
that it even excelled her own lovely
home at Bridgeport.
Tho negroes, many of them, were as
sembled upon the green lawn at the
back of the house. Two or three wore
playing tho banjo and tambourine,
while the rest were indulging in thsir
favorite amusement, a dance at sunset.
Old Bertie was tho first one to come and
welcome them home. Arrayed in a
neat white apron and turlmn to match,
she seemed the very jiersoniliuation of
"Why, de Lord bress you, ant you
back so soon?" said she, as she took the
various packages and small baskets from
our lady friend. "Nulhin' serus haji-
pcucd 1 hope, has dcre, dear Missus?"
"DIi. tin. nolliiiv of (linl kiml. Itcrlin.
but something very agreeable," replied
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Adele. "We have brought three young
riendstospcmU few weeks withus."
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"Is dat gentleman one?" she asked,
looking at Harry, who was talking with
"Yes; and that smallest lady is his
sister, and the other her friend Mr.
Hewitt, Miss Hewitt and Miss I.ovorc."
"All right, Missy. Young Massa
would make a fine ovorseer for dis
place." Then she added playfully,
"Miss Dell must not be 'fronted at Ole
"Oh, never fear, Burtio. I know you
too well," answered Dell, a name by
which she was always called.
"Well, I will hurry 'long an' see dat
supper am ready, for I know yon must
be hungry. Bertie will make some
corn bread. Dat will make you ng Massa
stare," and she ran into the house to
deposit her bundles. Hastily throwing
open the M-indows and drawing forth
the easy chair for her old mistress, she
soon gave tho room an appearance of
cheerfulnas and comfort. Then, throw
ing open the front door for them to en
ter, she descended to the kitchen to su
perintend preparations for an excellent
"Vou have a perfect paradise here!"
exclaimed Blanche and Sonora in a
breath, as they looked from the back
windows and saw the negroes dancing.
"How happy the slaves appear to be!"
said Sonora. I nlways had an Idea they
were kept in perfect liondago."
"Quite the contrary with us," replied
Mrs. Summers, laughing, "forthey have
perfect liberty to do as they wish, pro
viding it is reasonable, and wo do all in
our power to make them happy."
"Come, Dell, ring for Maria to show
tho young ladies their apartments, and
I will wait upon Harry, for such I must
call you," turning to him. "I intend
giving you the best room in the house,
as you are the only gentleman here at
present, and shall therefore feel our
selves highly honored by your pres
ence." "Thank you, dear Madam, I fully ap
preciate the coniplimont," replied Har
ry, as ho followed his hostess to his
room, when, seeing that everything
was arranged for his comfort, Mrs.
Summers retired to her own room to
ret until supper was announced.
Tho next morning Sonora and Blanche
wuro awakened at sunri-o by the low
voice of Dell at the door, asking them If
they would like to take a walk before
breakfast, as it was her usual custom.
Both girls were very glad of un oppor
tunity, and, hastily dressing them
selves, the three wero soon on their way
to mo cam 1 1 oi uid liertte.
tho lawn, whom should lliev . i
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I liirri- WrtlKiiif? ainiii n nu- i mul Iiu.1.
ing about as if ho woul
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nu umiK in even -
"Why, Mr. Hewitt, are you up before
us? I thought I was first to scaii the
morning beauties. I have always
arisen,, at sunrise from my earliest
childhood," said Dell.
"Which accounts for sour blooming
complexion," answered Harry.
"Thank you for j-our discernment,"
laughingly answered Dell, and the
cheeks, already crimson, were d veil a
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T url ' . . r , V
friends here can boast of complexion
iuu as rosy," conunueu sue. .
"Oil -ii-nll i.n. .11111.-1 rnmnnil.nl. (t.,,1 I
wii, null, j uu iiiuv iv.uv.iiui;! ttl.lt
we are rustic belles as well as s-oiirself," '
renlietl Snimm iniinlilnr. '
"Very rustic," said Harrs'. "Tlirce
months iu the country each s'car ch,
Sis?" and he tapped his sister upon the
"Come, Miss Summers"
"Miss summers!" laughed Adele.
"Now call me Dell and I will answer.
Miss always sounds so formal from a
"Well, Dell then, since you arechap
erone, where do you propose leading us
"First let us stop at Old Bertie's, for
I must wish her good morning or she
would never forget the slight. Then we
will just peep In at the other cabins,
for it makes the poor creatures feel so
proud to be taken notice of, and then we
will take a walk if you'll agree. About
a mile from here there is a little brook
containing the most delicious fish. I
will introduce you to it, Mr. Hewitt"
"Harry, If you pleasefsald he, inter
"Well, Harry, T will introduce you
where you can amuse yourself fishing
sometimes while we are having private
"Kxactly," said Harry, looking very
demurely and ofl'ering his arm to Dell,
while Sonora and Blanche, with arms
entwined around each other's waists,
followed behind, now and then stop
ping to pick up a llower In their path
way. That morning sailing parties were
planned, horseback rides talked over,
and sovelal other amtiscmonts projoed
for the entertainment of our young
friends. Mrs. Summers did her lest to
make their visit an agreeable one. The
two months which followed were one
continual round of pleasure. Several
parties were given in their honor. Two
evenings before their return to New
York, as all their friends assembled at
Mrs. Summers in return, to bid them
farewell, they could fciircely realize
that they had In-en gone so long, so
pleasant had their visit been. Mrs.
j Summers and her (laughter were true
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l" l,,u,r l'' " ere now rcu.iy to
!relum w, -Now lork- lo
I t,,u willter ""
ct' - '
I And was the nromise their only ob
Kjiiii-i.- iiivn unij un-
No, for tho roguish,
I imM.. Hnrrv hud
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ject In goiii)
found the way to the heart of the beau
It was the latter part of November
when they arrived home. A bright fire
burned in the grate, and the Colonel
and his lady had drawn their comforta-
uiu ujiuira up to n 10 enjoy a euzy dial,
when Rissey, opening the door without
even knocking, exclaimed:
"Dey hab come ! dey hab come ! Oh,
Rissey am so glad!" and springing
down the front steps, was the first to
greet Sonora as she alighted.
"That is a specimen of my own sunny
home," said Mrs. Summers, eyeing
Rissey. "I did not think you had any
thing quite so original iu that line
"Though she is free as ourselves, still
she consider herself Sonora's property,
and would not leave her on any ac
count. She is a droll little darkey, sure
enough," said Harry, as he helped the
ladies from the carriage.
Mrs. Summers and daughter were
soon introduced to the Colonel and his
lady, while thegirls repaired to Sonora's
little boudoir, where we first met her,
to dispense with their traveling habila-
l.l l . ; aii i
ments and rest themselves before going .
down to the parlor. j
The bell soon sounded for supper,
when, with keen appetites, they has
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tened to tho table without much for
mality', where, for the present, we will
The N. . Independent says: A note
worthy resolution in the Philadelphia
platform is the first recognition that the
cause of Woman Suffrage has had iu
American national politics; and, though
verv discreetly worded so as to sugirest a
great deal and say nothing at all, is en-1
thusiastiealls received by the sulfra-1
cists. And here we would warn the I
... . ... ... .. '...t.. i .. . ... ' .w..pul, .. Mlt iiiiiui iiuimniiiiiii . i nu unuii-u mi ,t iL-ii!iii. .in vfr ii! - . -
iiitu ami unliable Allele. cs, me jest ier ciyoy ng ti:cir season or, arc diminished iu mnnbeiWa ml iK..m,. ; tlmnkfulness and trmlltutL. i... ..,: deep and about an acre iu
had iiidewl turneil to a reality, ami he i .. "u'ue" IH.,lallo '."""i' reef" were localities degraded in .iiuilitv and ulmr- so much excited that slm ennld imiJ I sending from it a deep s
now onlv -wished lo nMnln Hie eo!ieiit . ,"l.'l""ieu .ui n"i' narrowiiig rellec-1 actcr. Imove Willi aSsistunm.. nml nnn r (sixty to one hundred feet wide, i
,.r i.t, ,...,o . 4i...: J" """"S domestic eclipses. If ; Any farmer who i.mnls himself m.d , door-keeners Ieil hor to :l o,, utTZ tending six or eight miles to
" C ' : iffi '"' ,UM 'i.'1 "? ."'""'i-. l..e-.r . from peible ,. wliereshe w: cabled to com i JJ r .ig i
, v.,l,..ulu., b..vi. i ,, "."o'-" i i''.wcc iruiiiuir , ueigiiiMirs laKus uimii himself a terri- ' Hcrseir. The bill now 6n!y reouircs the Ai?a,s "ul-v 1,u ac auenor quite
for though she had kuowtl him but two ;l.r'e- I,'e ' " 'J'0,00"80 S""" knowing ble rt..M.tiibility. 'it is imiioible that i'resi.lenfs signature to fflX ' T'e spring thus forms a natural
months, vet in his frank, otwii muiiliv ."Tl"" amount of monev the iwHtin,, lort, to witieli three steamers
nancesl.ereadtrneworth.: dhe,Hal.,l e l?nrS ?Jimrt,al JU8tlce Uhorouglily happy there. -He will be, will nx-eive is eight thousatul dollar ?"Illr t- tlle y.V ?.olm'
... . , .: , ; : , , , i"i ; -.', . "ikuii iu nisohi age by the vervcliil- ' a" sue says it is a perfect God-send In eu,se eouuecuons wun tne ocean
not in bestowing the hand of her lovely AJmth infant iu arms umpired dren for whom he lias made hU-reut 1 1'er, as, unless the .bill had iatc!l si e I eK at nkitkn. The clearness of
daughter upon a man whose generous, ' " j1"" " i ",cr"lc.c-. will Uy to the towns for 1 would have been compelled to go to tho I ler is iiy wonderful, it
nouicsoul siione rortii iu everv action.
iiondou Spectator that It was nof from and while bravely performing the oncr-
any fear that theWoodhitll ticket would 1 ous though unsought duties iwrtalnlng
draw off" a hundred voles that the Re-, to their new condition, manifest no tin
i publicans were induced to adopt this womanly ambition for place, emolument
resolution. While considerably grati- or ower. (frit. .'. -V. Lee, in June Oal-
Hcd that the Convention at Philadelphia ajruy.
was williutr to utter even mi nmlilfiinns 1
i l williln tho next
j-ears the party
may be able to
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al " ...w . . . . . IIIUI HI .lull.- 11,1
uii i.i iiiv nuiuu i on mo suuieet
1 "t" ""raii.tnt i.incoiu took in the
first political manifesto which we have
rrom his pen, addressed to the people of
Sangamou county, when he w tis a can-,
didate for the Illinois legihlature. We
quote the first two paragraphs! "To the
JCditor of 7 lie Journal: In your paper
or last Saturday I sec a communication
! over the signature of 'Many Voters,' iu
. which thecandidalcswhoaroannouiiMsl
In the Journal are called upon to 'show
I their hands.' Aurecd. Here's mine.
1 1 co for all sharing tho privilege of the
government who issist in bearing its
Conscquenlls-i I go for ad-
II tcfiitc to the right oi sui-
! fSe who pay taxes or bear arms no
1,w excluding fcmalai.
New SAr.Er, Juno 13, 1S3."
The Italics arc Mr. Lincoln's.
A blacksmith, haviugbcen slandered,
was advised to appls to the courts for
redress. He replied, with true wisdom,
"I shall never sue anj-body for slander.
I can go into ms shop and work out a
better character in six months than I
could get in a court houe Iu a whole
KltRC Sl-RECH, TjlEn TltESfl, l'KKH I'rOPLK.
OREGON, JTRIDVY, JTJX.Y lO, lsr?2.
The Woman Movement in "Wyoming.
. Shortly after tho bill granting suf
frage to women went into operation,
women were summoncti lo serve as
grand and petit jurors in the several
courts of record, and In this particular
item tnctr participation in public affairs
has been especially successful. Acting
with men In the capacity of grand ju
rors, they secured the presentation of in
dictments that could not otherwise have
been obtained; serving as petit jurors,
they paid strict attention to testimony
and argument, profoundly Impressed
with the new and Important respon
sibilities that had been thrust upon
The circumstances of the first case
tried by a jury, Impanelled regardless of
sex, were as- follows": A vouuc blade.
who had imbibed the then prevalent
notion that he could not hope to attain
tho full stature of manhood without
killing somebody, participated unneces
sarily in a bar-room brawl, and accom
plished the object of his ambition.
Having been indicted for murder, he
sought to show a justifiable homicide,
claiming that the act was done in self
defence. A jury, comjKMcd of equal
parts male and female, was impanelled
to try the case, and after threo days and
nights of deliberation, at last agreed
upon a verdict of manslaughter, and
the culprit Is now in the penitentiary
meditating upon the swiftness and cer
tainty of female justice The male in-
rors were In favor of acquittal, but the
ladles, believing that human life ought
iiui, iu uv Hum uy any .such ttusarc and
llimsy tenure, voted during three days
and nights for conviction, until at last
a verdict of manslaughter was agreed
n..T..t....i in. ..ii i i. .. .7" ,
aa. 11111.11 1 I'lllll-I. u:iS
c..niiH;crs, woui.l not permit the jurors i sions Into i..i,.nin,....f VTw' V.i -.. i.V " ,"C ""5"
lo se,wratc imlil after their linal agree- I salaried i fV' " ! i " . ' '5 . 'P3? 1
n,.., ,f..ti A. i- - fei".-!.!. i " !.V.lem t,u'l ." " imiHsible hands would for a moment weet. most ! .
5KH."5SSM ve, :md sickenl'and sin.btouS 1 nia.
. .: r; n V .A"" B3 ' w? "" .(jrt V hIioih and factories ' -aigoof the bill. MiM Stafford could not
;v. tii 1 1. 1 1- i iti i i 1 1. . I .."it . ' ' J""er take service iu ftirmer,,' t lirst nali.e her mwx, tuiiil Mr. ...Vllv "
... j .v. ... . unlit
ed 1 i coi "ideniblo nortion of ho ' bc1ori,,B ft""3" and " hen they mar-
dLiliTUtsm, u ?..i,r..11. f . 1'e,r!,,,,t'i' 8ri :' allittnoo, when practi-i
of .r, !e.,i1tK,,-tc,npla.ti"11 W..wItli mechanics and InulUneu .
i,.,?r "rf , , , t
uiioii them, while the men indulged in a
n"n uhiii, inn. iub iiiun iiitiuigeii iii a
peaceful game or draw-poker.
', fomtIot ladles were matrons whose
addressed the Court witii Impassioned
though unintelligible eloquence, filling
uie entire court-room with volumes of
Incoherent sound, and effectually
wi.eihe? , Z
T , - . r .
cuscd both mother and child from fur
ther attendance at that time. In all
cases whore husband and wife happened '
to.be summoned upon the same jury,'
one or the other was invariably excused
on the ground of public or private poli
cy; anil in the case of women, the pres
ent or prospective possession of vers"
young children is regarded as a suffi
cient cause Tor excuse, whether pleaded
or not, and the Court is expected to take
judicial notice of fact. No divorces, or
elopements, or other domestic calami
ties have been known to result from
woman's Introduction to the jurv box.
During a period of more than two
years women have served as jurors in
civil and criminal cases at nearis cverj
term of the various courts of record; and
their influence, thus practically mani
fested on behalf of law and order, has
been noticeably beneficial. This is es
pecially true with reference to criminal
trials. In bonier precincts at the "West,
the Ictral doctrine iirnirnucnl.lnr.!. timftlt-
able homicide is carried far bevond its
proper limits. For example, a couple
! r ,I,C0SC flfre'sns ilulgo in wonly
"i"""!""" "Her iiavtng exhausted tne
vernacular or billiucscatc. exchange
snots, resulting perhaps fatally to one.
nut not to the other. The survivor is
indicted for murder claims the act was
done In self-defeuce, and in a majority
of cases would be acquitted by a jury
composed exclusively of males; but
woman jurors, unless satisfied that the
deceased was beyond question an ag
gressor, with murderous intcut, are
quite apt to find a totally different Ver
mel, llic WOIUCIl Ot Wominir. roiran!
less of race or nrovlous condition of ser.
vitude, adhere to good government, see
to the enforcement of wlinleunmn in....
f the dreary places, deliver us
irom tne iireary lariu nouses which so
many people can nonie. liars for a front
' n i
. uie . iii-iuiis euoin mo iinimn in
! or no trees at all ; no HowerlnirVliriilw'
I no neatness, no trimticss. And vet n
lawn, and trees, and a neat wall, and ii
pleasant irarch, and a plain fence all
I around all do not cost a great de-il
Thev can bo secured little bv little nt
' odd times, and tho expense hardlv felL
And if ever the timo comes when it is
best to .sell tlm f-irm. tlfiv .h.n.. ' t..
vested will brim: back five 1ni.lr.-l"
I-oraman Is a brute who will not inl
sensiblvs-Icld to a higher price for i.V-h
a farm: when ho things J HwT ,.L
surroundings it offers his. wife and eh -
Lawyer C (entering. the office of his
friend, Dr. M and ienkliig in a hoarse
whisrW'l'red, I've got such a cold
tills morning that I cannot speak the
truth." DrL-Well,! am gSdtl.it
it is nothing that will interfere with
A Yankee, on being told that a per
son to whom he was Introduced was "a
self-made man." said ho was rjimi i
Li'xiiiHjruni v in h riiiiii in ut.iin i.iiii.iti... i..
hear it. On being asked why, ho an-'n, ?.W1
swered, "Wall, Ir?ckoii It relieves the,mine"
i. reator irom a pile or responsibility."
From .fribnerit Monllily.j
The Loneliness of Panning Life in Amer
An American traveler In the Old
World notices, among the multitude of
things that are new to nis eye, the gath
erings of agricultural populations into
villages, ile nas oeen accusiomeu in
his own country to see them distributed
unon the farms they cultivate. The is
olated farm life, so universal here, either
does not exist at all in the greater part
or continental Europe, or ii exisis as a
comparatively modern institution. The
old populations, of all callings and pro
fessions, clustered together for self-defence,
and built walls around themselves.
Out from these walla, for miles around,
went the tillers of the soil in tho morn
ing, and back into the nates thev
tlirongcd at night. Cottages were clus
tered around feudal castle, and grew
into towns: and so Kurono for manv
centuries was cultivated mainly by peo
ple jh nveci in villages ami cities,
many of which were walled, nml nil nf
which possessed appointments for de
fense. The early settlers in our own
country took the same means to defend
themselves from the trpne.liomiisTii.lin.i
i ne towns or lladlev. intffioiii -vri.-
field and Deerlield, on the Connecticut
river, arc notable examples of this kind
of building; and lo this duv they remain
villages of agriculturists. That is the
way in which farmers ought to have no
question, and we wish lo say a few words
There is some reason fur dm I'mmni
disposition of American men and women
to shun agricultural pursuits which the
observers and philosophers hare beeti
slow to find. We see vountr man rmsli-
lUIIILiW IflinK. il...t. - t
-vucvi,. .L-,v i,,Cv im, rtcuiveti as mem-
" in vnianes anil late towns, i
Tiie daughters of the ftirmpr n 7 ti. rm, 1
the lirst opportunity. The towns grow 1
larirei-nll tliii limn .....t ;.. x..,.. i.-....i.....i i
at TetiMt. the farms am liv.ii.ii.,?vi.!..r.
nity tiii w Muirvcu, p tivpr near or a
colony settling mi a Western prairie
without a thiill of pleasure. It is in
enlntilnu lliof ..11 .....l.i . .....i.
i .;: .... iu., imgiH u, mjiub, aim in
. villages rathpr than on seimrate farms.
ine meeting and lecture, the niililin
tance. A long road is the sure-t bar to
neighborly intercourse. If tho social
iue oi tne tanner were richer, his life
would lis that measure be more attract
After all, there arc farmers who will
read this article with n
or injury as if by doubting or disputing
i.ii. .-.iiMivii-ucy oi me social opportuni
ties we insult them with a sort of con
tempt. e assure tliem that they can
W.I ifl..wl 1.. 1 1 a . . -
1111 tlllUill 1,11
lo treat thoroughly synipa- ,
sel in this waj-. We know !
iiiui. mi'ir wives ami il.-imrlilnT -,.,,1 mnsi
more or less in business win. i
get along tolerably well; but it is the
stas'ers at home who suffer, instead of
growing wiser and belter as they grow
older, they lose all the graces of life in
unmeaning drudgery, and instead of
ripening in mind ami lieri ii.oi-JmnU-
dry up of decay. We are satisfied that
ine great curse or farming liffr in Amor-
lea is its bolahon. It is useless to sav
that men shun the farm because they
The American is not a lazj- man any
where ; but he is social, anil he will 11 v
from a life that is not social to one that
Is. If we are to have a larger and better
population devoted to agriculture, isola
tion must be shunned, anil the whole
polics of settlement hereafter must be
controlled or greatly modified by social
considerations. V. J. O. Holland.
Ax KxTnxsivi: Whkat Fii:i.i. On
nun niili nf llm SJtili .rnnmllll rit-el in tlitu
valley there is a grain field which ex-
ii.v ..in r-iue, quarrel with us as they sumed to play the rote, of pedagogue,
may , anil the women and children are . and reprimanded, oienIy antl without
right, liie old man, who rides to mar- ; just cause, those whoso applauded, even
KCt alKl the llOSt Otllee n..,l miu.,l,.e iV.nrnttlll.r l.ii..cir r.. .... 1.. ' .. ....
tends ror thirty-live miles ami is or an ! anu pomieu at jir. .Meeker or1 , "
average width of eight miles, thus cov-1 any one else, and the statement that a re-1 w"'o they would appear to any one not
ering an area of lTlV-DO acres. Persons ltur st'iick down the pistol, or seizing acquainted with a language most fertile
...i..5i ii.. . .1.1 (t.....i. ii.:., I it wrantehwl it frnn. i... ..r .i.0iii subtle d stinctions to bo on perfectly
;i nitvi.ii.-Ti ttiiungii miff . - - - .. Hum int.- j
rtleld cstinmtc tiie total ' holder, Is emphatically ful
at .-ixtecn bushels to the!ut foundation. The crrm
finrn. wlilell will
ive a tolal yield of 2,-
SCi.tMO bushels, or .so.oio tons. This
amount of grain would load;8,00l cars,
which, if made up in ono train, would
reach for over eighty miles, or from
Rantns to the Oakland wharf. There is,
linu-ever. a mueh larcer area cultivated
I in Krain on tiie east ido of the Pan Joa -
quin than on the west side. Krom ri-1 tlce and decency been so terribly out-
"'rop ' Mercetl, a distance or ovcrmged and insulted as to produce an
HftJ' miles, the railroad runs ihnmgli an i over-excited mind, the derringer would
almost unbroken grain field, extending i ot have been received at ail, and the
as far as the eve can see on either side. M'asl reports, with Inuendo and false-
The product of this whole valley will be
i iiuicli greater than ever before, and tho
miimn.! r-nnitmnv will find It verv diili-l
I cult to move the Immense amount to
I market before the commencement of
I tho rainv sensm.-focoi IndqHud-
1 ,, '
Sheridan one dns", when coming back t - Texan tells this stor- of lost oppor
from shooting with nil empty bag, did , tutnties: "Now, you see land was cheap
not like to go home entirely empty, and ; enough at one tune iu Texas. I have
scoin-a number of duoks in a pond, aud see" the day when I could have bought
a man or farmer leaning on a rail
watching tlleih, SSId: "What will s-ou
take for a shot at the ducks?" "Well,"
he said, "I will take halt a sovereign."
"Done," said .Sheridan, and he lired
Into tho midst of them, killing a dozen.
"I'm afraid vou have made a bad bar
gain," said Sheridan. "Well, I don't
know," said the man, "they weren't
A cotlv habit drying In fashion.
RoniaBce ia the House Antique Belief
Aniniig-'llrtr-SHTare bills taken from
tho Speaker's tnbie lately was one for
the relief of Mi-;s Sarah S. Stnflbrd. The
bill was to pay her for tho services of
her father, Lieut. James Bayard Staf
ford, an otllcer of the navy or the devo
lution. Miss Stafford, who is seventv
one years of age, resides at Trenton, N.
J. lTer memorial was presented to the
Senate, and on May l', 1S72, Mr. Pool
submitted a report on the case, whieh
fully set forth the valuable services per
formed by Liuut. Stafford in the war of
the Revolution. Among other thing",
he was the secret messenger from tiie
American Government to Col. Tjturen.-,
i.muns.ador to IXollaud, who had been
taken prisoner .anil.coiHlnod in the
tower ot lomion. ire performed this
umy laiiiiiuiiy, out never received any
pay for the service. Ifewns vninninm.
officer on the Ron Ifommo nnri itiniimi
and was severely woundcl in an en
gagement with a British cruiser. As he
was a volunteer officer, his name was
not on the rolls, and his daughter would
receive no nav for that sorvi.
Miss Stafford ffrst
tventy-llvc years ago. A bill Ibr Iieri
mlntf iktill it
another unr'aclimr'eo'uN! I
never be obtained. A few davs ago the
bill ixissed the Senate mid eit i,. '
theAouse, wheS !Tt takeu up to"dav
as above stated. Assoonjis tiie readiu'1
of the bill and report was commenced!
this afternoon, Miss Stailord, who ocwi-
piC(I ft fmnt Seat ill (Itr ImlFiw' m1lin... ;
ctmiu not restrain her excitement, nutl
iIoor-keeiHjr was obliged to staud by her
sule to keep her quiet. The old Iadv
auunui sucu signs or emotion tlmt
ttouni rue umm Her reel. nml.
1 r Tf'li
iMiiuiuiJii, .Mr. Jim, aim oilier trentlo-
men, by a waive of the hand, roaured
1'er; whereupon theoW lady waved her
handkerchief in acknowledgment. The
nieinvcrs couiii not resist this demon.
stration. and th.-v r,iM..T.wi in-1. .. "
pluiiso and clapping of hand" Miss
Stntlnnl f.nnl.l ......toi,. i.....iir .... i
ami fullin-- 5!.V
committee-room by several members of
Congress, wiio cougratulatetl heron Iter 1 "ol,r ,,oati t,,c exact form of tile small
good fortune. The old lady was for- ' V31 10,0"10' t,,e outline, and color of itho
merly iu good circumstances, but a few , t,iat;,as,snk,and all tho prjsmatio
, years ago she was robbed of twelve i ,. 1110 mnoow are retieeted.
thousand dollars. The incident was a ' ft""2" ", mvlm 1,1 if. every . scale visl
novel one In the House, and the old . l,,e anr'J eVl'ri' movement distinctly
lady's impressive manner and excite- ifoe,l" " e over the spring In a
ment will not soon bo forgotten by thoe i boat 3'" will see the fissure in the rcks
' who witncsseil it. U'owiSw Jow-nul 1 . 1,1 which tho river pours up like an
The raheboou about Emily Pitts Stevens !
and her Pistol
oi-ciirrencQ at Plait's Hall
suffrage applauded at such times as the
sentiments concidtsl with their own'
name Mrs. Pitts Stevens, simply be
cause ho happened tokiiowterbynamc.
Hud Mr. Meeker offered this insult to a
wirtii. he would, no doubt, have had pcr
sonal chastisement before leaving the
hall. This brave legislator, votlns for
, j laws to govern women, probabls felt se
, euro in playing the part of dictator to a
"weak woman." Evcnoneof therenor-
icrs s-iim to jus. .-it-vens mat lie cons
erctl it an insult of the grossest kind.
ten. said to Mrs. Stevens that he consul-
At the close of the tneetinr tiie I.nlv
wantonls" and maliciously outraged,
accosted Mr. Meeker and justly de
manded an opoiogy ror his rudenes-
Supporteil by the brute instincts which
prompteti tins boorisiiness, herorused to
grant an, apologs'. A small derringer
was placed Into the hands of Mrs. Pitts
Stevens by one of the party, and in her
excitement, it was receivcil and placed
iu Iter pocl:ct. The simple fact that a re
irarter saw it passed, gave rise to the
sensational articles appearing the fol-
At no time was it
e ami wttli-
i was in recelvin
this wenixui, which
, was as harmless in the hand us in the
of Mrs. Stevens, she having never
discharged one in her life, or had one in
1 her possession. And furthermore, she
decidedly opposed the U-e of firearms
. at any time or place.
. i lad not every womanly sense ofjus-
' " , pointing irom overs sentence,
' would have been a thing unknown
and the stab thrust at the advocates of
, woman suffrage, prompted by bitter
nate, woum nave laiien paralyzed be-
fore tho attempt was made. -A; F. 1;0-
. -n TT
a square league of land, covered with
. "c. J?, ,..-i!1.u .ueri Jor a pair of
ntnfi i,to " y . 11 -Vou b"y it?"
asked his companion. "Diiln'r i,,.
the boots," said the Texan.
. " We will meet in Heaven
dear," Is the alleetinrmfn ini..i. "r;";!
rv? "hUi was
riUl uiwu the
din that famt-
...vo ui L-ilClt OI
husbands. Trouble alien.
i : f"v'.r' ;' ,,v,iW' i me i atimiration forthe w.
pres.- of this city, with the exception of! were it across the w
I nmlti Ii ml. f c.r.illi. Mi..n..t I... .... I
uieyifw aim jnvimrr, does .Mrs. Ste- onr, i sormon
vens trreat iniustice. The facts in l.riof! ...""."', .
.i !. II... i:. r. w.ivcici.-ii, r.ct.ius
t iw.i.wii.h .iii.i-3i.il .-u mi ,i.-j tij t;uii n
illis. a. J. nt'SHVAV. Editor and. Proprlftcr
r'If'n-f'or. Third mid AVnsliln;
Thnt Waltz of Vou Weber-.
The Ul the, merry music, of lisrp anil rvr horn,
"nil1"!4 ,.,fcein" ,ute et "s a Oauelnfc
DJ?nJ.he ,,a11 wmt waving: the barmen.
A llie svvcei summer wind came blowincMd
FritewUo elly'8 rat nn'n" lep in ika
1'niW the lUej.a u,y floated and dialed.
We two i mid we two ilontetl ami Hiwt.it
me uiysucni mtttniirnt IHMlrs.
And Just .-u tho dawn came Mealing ittd Meal
i no im of tlKwc wild Weber wallzc J:
I ran hear the wjft note now apieiliWt
Plewlhut. , . ,
That lay in yottr hUmf, Vr hahVflfc mr
slHiiilder, - . v 9,fr-
A down the irreat hall, away Htur furor.
All nmler tho tlaas and nnilpr the utvimF.t
Wedaneed and wettanceil I ill tltelaf tha
But why alionld I dream c,r tlrtlfl JtISUm
In tills countlmj-room down iu this (ijivrvoW
niim, ' -
Of that nieht or -1 J"" thywtptlliii
When oar lieaita beat in Unc tnlrir ftHt
" d fresh from out lltedeod jwo,
'nM"t rraiiioiHem rdswi-arthot thermi!
Whatu it, indeeiltlii'thisdnstriAi alley,
wimt is uindeeit ngh toeonressit-
A h:itnl orrvtl srimllnr H-rr:itriirnMtM!
lint xiinewhreorothir IransM In the l
riutt watu ill von Wi-iiers. iuhI baek-.tt H
That niirlii or that iiioriiiiii. -t tbeieaa-tlte
Wlirn I .liinrecl the la-l dnftci- witnnfiFlbt
i in .. . . f
in-. - i
ilU!ty WaJlfV Uyi
,ilmt mtton, the nirr
ly turn In sow moHtat and
to Itwila niliMe,
sci iu tiie music i eaetii vim
Nora Perry In the June galaxy.
. T ., ,
' Silver Spring, Florida, is one of tho
' PrcatU!! curiosities in the South, i It
'bursts forth ill the midst of tlm mmt
, fertile country in the State. It bubbles
iiuiuirtju ice i
i ml ox-
von Kfii f li.i
notton eighty feet below the bottom of
tain"" Georg wlK 'SWISSES
lamous miring the late war, hrts ndt been
more written about, talked about and
traveled nhoiif. nml liwlipofna n -onf nf
atcrs it woulir.be iu
ami In Iectiirf, and
uumj;o as tucy now
TIip tlit- work of man,
Tlmt the work ot'jin Alml.hly hand."
Imagine a mountain of solid granite,
towering two thousand feet, with scarce
ly a shrub on its defiant, bull! face. In
its solitude it is alone; no kindred nigh!
Not even the faint outline of a mountain
is discernible in the distance; and as
we turn our gaze upward to its perpen
dicular height, the classic Palisides
seem tame, and we can but wonder If it
be a boulder from some distant Sphere,
suddenly b- some freak of nature ejected
to our planet; or may it not have, bean
mat tiuring the great primeval ocean,
...!.t!. r , a .... - -it. '
.. tux.... ii.iiii tin; niiU Mil?
will stand until the ifinal
consummation of all things here?
M.VSTEi: .VXD MAX IX Japan-. No
feature in Japanese society is more cu
rious than the relations between master
and man. The master admits his sor
vaut (provided of course that ho be of
the military class) to his intimate soci
ety ; but the servant never assumes a
liberts". TTe takes his place at tho table
with the utmost humilltj', and having
done so, bears his share of the conversa
tion, addressing freclj- his master, as if
equtil terms. Yet the moment the feast
is over the man retires witii mosamo
profound obeisance and murks of infer
ence with which he entered, anil imme
diately relapses into the servitdr;" nor
will he in anj- was" presume upon the
fauiillarits which, having lasted. lis
hour, disappears until occasion, calls it
fortli again. Feudalism strips service,
' fC anrvtHtv. nnfl nltlinni.li tlm .,.l..l
v. ...... ....Ui.0.t tuu tuuiiitl
ss-steni Is a thing of the past, its traces
must long remain. 27c CornhiU Jaott
zinc. As a rill from a fountain increases as
it Hows, rises into a stream, swells into
a river, so symbolically are tlievorigin
and course of a good name. Atiirst its
beginning is small; It takes its rise from
home, Its natural source, evfen.ls in the
neighborhood, stretches through the
' community, and finally takes a range
j proirartioncil to the qualities by which
it is supported: its talents, virtue and
usefulness the surest basis of an honora
The city of Rome is said to be honey-
; combed with nbout nine liunthuniics
tof subterranean nassage fl-ass, cut
t of subterranean
I H.rnniTi.-ti.j. -sku
I througirthfe "gSIId" rB8b, and .that these
, contain the bodies of from sixitd seven
IW tilt; X J aCIXllV13a
millions of human beings, w"--,
husband, there since the city was mi'"' .
' Newly married daughter-" ,onfc
iloes tiie hone-nionn ';-'- Ma'"
Practical parent-'Tn"" V'" nr