The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, August 02, 1872, Image 1

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    HP' Una fettle
MRS. A. J. HllMHAT, Editor 5an4 rroprlrlor
OrriCE-Cor.TliIrd and iVnslilii-loii Sit
Six ittcattbn
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Entered, anonling to tbe Act or CongreM. 1 a
the ?aar K, by Jin. suite Ttherell, In tbe Of
fice of the librarian ofCongr at Vhlnton
Fits SfKBTtf, Kntii! Tnisw, Vkkt. Vmvi.r.
It is the last night or the old year,
and great preparations arc going for
ward at tho Hewitts to meet It, as they
hod always Iieen accustomed to, with
great glee and merriment. j
Senimi and Adele were giving a few
extra touches to the elegant table!
whieh lMtd been spread for thehencfitj
of their friends, while Harry and l"s!
father were decorating the parlors and
halls rilli wreaths of evergreens. Mt?. !
Hewitt awl Mrs. Summers were silling
together upon the sofa conversing upon
different subjects, when a loud ring at
the door caused them to start, and iu a
few moments Xornmn Mcintosh was
U9hered into their presence.
"Good evening, Norman," was Mrs.
Hewitt's friendly salutation, and intro
ducing Mr. Summers, they were toon
engaged in conversation.
"We have been expecting you back
for tho last two months, and had al
most despaired of ever seeing you
again," said Mrs. Howitt, laughing.
"I was detained longer than I ex
pooled," replied Xorman, hut since I
saw you I have crossed the Atlantic
and back. Business relating to some
financial affairs required my immediate
presence in London, from whence I
have just rciurued."
"Ah, well, you have been very expe
ditious and arrived iu a very good
time, for to-morrow Xew York will be
all life," replied Mrs. Hewitt.
"Are you from London?" queried Mrs.
Summer?, looking earnestly at or
mau. "I was born at Devonshire," answer
ed ho, "but have of lute years resided
in London part of the time."
Then, without saying more, he turned
the subjeet by asking where Sonora
"She and Miss Summers are in the
third room arranging the table for calls,
and the Colonel and Harry are decorat
ing the lialls with evergreens. Come,
let us go ami take a peep at them,"
said Mrs. Hewitt, rising.
"I will introduce you to Harry's in
tended, the wealthy Adelo Summers,"
observed Mrs. Hewitt to Norman soft-
jy, as Mrs. hummers walked toward a
table to lay down a binh which she had
in her hands.
"We expected Cordelia Marsh and
Blanche to spend the holidays with us,'
observed Sonora, as they were all seated
round the fire, after everything was ar
ranged to their satisfaction, "but poor
Grade's death has east a gloom over
their once happy home, and they havo
both remained to comfort the disconsol
ate mollier."
"Poor Gracle!" sighed Norman, as he
raised his eyes and met the ga.e of Mrs.
Summers fixed upon him with such a
penotrating look that he felt somewhat
"Well, girls, I think you had better
retire, as you will need your bright
eyes to-morrow, and it will not do to
have thora ruined by late hours," ob
served the Colonel, as there was a pause
in the conversation
Sonora, only too glad to be alone once
more arose and said, "Come, Dell, let
us retire, for I know you must be fa
tigueu, ami we must bo up early, you
"Yes, indeed. Call us at peep of day,"
sakl Allele, as she bid them good-night
Harry soon followed the example of
the girls, and not long after Mrs. Hew
itt sliowed Norman Ids room, for he
was to remain their guest for a short
time, leaving the Colonel and his wife
and Mrs. Summers tlie only ones re
maining up, for they had determined
upon seeing the old year out and the
new year in. After Mrs. Hewitt re
turned to the parlor, which the did in a
few moments, bearing a plate of fine
spitzenberghs, Mrs. Summers remarked:
"How much Mr. Mcintosh rcmiuds
nie of a small portrait on ivory which
I have in my possession. I think
Adele noticed it, too, for I saw her
looking vory earnestly at him. He lias
the same eyes, the same expression
about the mouth and thesame forehead,
though ho has a heavy beard, which
the picture has not. Still, had he said
lie once lived in Marseilles I should he
inclined to think lie was the same per
son, though tho name of the one I allude
to was Burke and strange co-incidence,
it was Norman, too! I will rolatc to
you ltow I came in possession of the
likoness, ir you would like to hear it,"
continued she.
"Do, by all means," said the Colonel,
seeming to take a deep interest iu the
"And it will serve to pass away the
nine more pleasantly," responded An-a
Hewitt, drawing her chair closer to the
nre as sue prepared to listen.
TV lirvii. 1 I1...T1 -w
"6'"i wibii, - jmuu .irs. summers,
i jiiuv iciua- a iun.ion oi my own life.
I was born of English parents, in l.
don, iu the early part of the year IS.
Aiy maiuen name was Douglas, Flor
ence Douglas. When I was about ten
years old my parents, with their two
only children, myself and Lily, who
was au infant scarcely a year old, re-
when we went to live with a maiden
aunt at Marsailles, who, having no J
other connections, adopted Lily. Two j
years after this I was married, and em
igrated with my husband to Louisiana,
where we have since lived, leaving my
Utile sister Lily behind with my aunt.
We have regularly corresponded since
she has been able to write, and now
comes tho part of my story relating to
the picture. About four years ago it
seems she formed the acquaintance of a
young married lady who lived but a
short distance from my aunt's. They
became firm friends. This lady was the
wife of Norman Burke, who, it appears
from Lily's letters, married her for her
money and tlien cruelly deserted her.
Lily was her only and confidential
friend, and upon her death-bed she dis
closed the secret which had crushed
and kneeling down laid her wooly head i
in the lap of her young mistress, cx-!
claiming, "Oh, Missy, how cau Bis do
widout you? Take her wid you, do,
an' I'll uebcr 'stress you nor do any
more wickedness," and the affectionate
creature sobbed aloud.
"Why, Rissey, wliat lias caused you
to feel so dreadfully? I am not going
away, at any rate for a long time yet."
Throe months, only three, short months!
she murmured to herself. Then she
asked, "Who told you anything, Kls
sey ? I am sure I have said nothing of
the kind."
"No Missy, I know you hasn't, hut
dat olo woman said sumfin bout Massa
Norma goin to take you off an an kill
you like he did de udder one. O, Missy,
only take mo long, an I save you ; for I
pull ebcry spec of mustouchc out one by
and broken her heart. Dying she be- one, and scratch dem great black eyes
queathed her small remaining property, I out that stare so vengeful fore I let him
logothor with her only child, to tho care hurt a hair of your precious head. Take
of Lily, begging her to be a mother to , Ris long; she lubs you, caze you am her
her darling boy, which my sister faith
fully fulfills. Two years ago my sister
married and paid us a visit, extending
lior bridal tour to the United States,
bringing her foster child along with
her, a beautiful little fellow of five
years. The picture was one which the
unnatural father presented to his wife
on her wedding day, and she gave it to
Lily to keep for her child, but Lily, in
her haste, "forgot it. I have carefully
preserved it ever since, intending to vis
it Lily some time and restore it to its
rightful owner. I will show it to you
when I think of if," observed she, as
she coosed speaking.
"Well, I hope all will prove satisfac
tory regarding this man, who is to be
the husband of my daughter, but I fear
all is not right," said the Colonel. "This
is certainly very derogatory regarding
him, though I do not think lie has ever
been in Fraucc, as we have ncvor heard
him mention anything of the kind,
though, of course, had ho been guilty of
sucli dastardly conduct, ho would be
careful not to do so," continued he.
"Oh, I do not think ho is the person I
refer to," said Mrs. Summers, "but ho
reminds me very forcibly of him."
"No, I think not, either," responded
Mrs. Hewitt, who seemed to be in deep
thought, "for though he might havo
ohanged his name to Mcintosh, still I
have it from the authority of my friend,
Miss Vernon, that he is a true gentle
man, and was born and brought up m
Devonshire, England, her own native
place. She is acquainted with his sis
ter, who keeps houe for him in Lon
don. So you see I have good reference
for his respectability. However, I
would not wish Sonora to wed one to
whom was attached the least" suspi
"You are right, Alice, nor I either,"
said the Colonel. "I would not think
so much of this, for there arc many
who resemble one another, hut there
are other circumstances which do not
look very llattcring."
"Oh, you mean those anonymous
notes," broke in Mrs. Hewitt. "Well, I
feel perfectly satisfied on that score, for
I almost know it was Carrie Vernon,
for he has no other intimate acquaint
ance iu tills country."
"Well, he has every appearance of a
gentleman, certainly," observed Mrs.
Summers quietly.
"Twelve o'clock !" exclaimed Mrs.
Summers, as the little French time
piece tolled the hour, and rising she
wished her host and hostess "A Happy
Now Year!"
"Happy New Year! Happy New
Year!" resounded from tho lips of the
happy family assembled around the
breakfast table of Col. Hewitt, whose
good-natured, healthy looking face was
covered with smiles.
Happy family, I say, for thoy were all
happy but Sonora. Poor girl! how
could she feel perfectly happy under the
As soon as breakfast was over they
all proceeded to the parlor to examine
the presents and see that everything
was arranged for the comfort and ta'-tc
of their expected friends.
Numerous were the presents which
were spread upon tho center table, each
marked with tho name of iu owner.
There were jewels and boxes, and va-
t f . 1 . T . .
nun es oi uuicr tilings, uesiucs a num
ber of hooks to add to the already
well-stocked library. Among the pres
ents belonging to Sonora was a little
inlaid box of rosewood, containing
Miss Hannah Adams.
Manv limes since the Woman's Rights
agitation began, I have had the wish to
write a book with a title something like
Women Who Hare Taken Their Jlighli
Without Making a Puts About It.
Not that tho fu has not been of ser
vice in removing from our statute-books
many laws unjust to women, and in re
moving from our minds some prejudices
that limited their sphere of labor. The
agitation has done good, and wo sco the
proof of it every day. A few doors from
where I live a highly accomplished and
educated lady practices medicine; and I
saw, the other night at tho opera, a lady
playing tho haqi as a regular member
of the orchestra. Her presence was wel
come to every one, and her playing ex
cited universal admiration. Recently,
women in New York havo begun to de
liver morning papers, some of them
even going down three hours before
daylight to get their supply. I am con
fident, too, that tho time is at hand
when women will bo admitted to tho
bar as advocates. For some brandies of
Ioeal practice they have been endowed
with peculiar talents. Tho agitation of
Woman's Rights lias certainly made it
easier for women to strike out into new
paths of honorable industry, and has
imparted to the public mind a certain
inclination to give women :i fair chanco
iu competition with men.
But long before Woman's Rights were
ever heard of, women pushed their way
into unusual occupations, and accom
plished works under disadvantages
which arc now almost inconceivable.
Hannah Adams is one who did so. She
was, I believe, tho first American lady
who gained her livelihood by literature,
and she carried out her purpose to do so
when there was not a man in the United
States who lived by his pen alone. As
fur as I cau learn, the first person who
received salary as a mere writer was
Thomas Paine, who was engaged In
177-i, at an extremely low salary, to edit
a Philadelphia magazine.
Hannah Adams, born at Mcdfield,
eighteen miles from Boston, in 1773,
was tho daughtor of a village store
keeper, who sold dry goods and books ;
and it was the books her father had in
his store that afforded her the chief
part of her early education. At school
she learned little more than reading,
writing, sewing, and a little arithmetic.
Several traits marked her in early life
as a peculiar person. She was bashful
even to a painful extreme, being unable
to appear in strange company without
positive suffering. Another peculiarity
was a most anient love of knowledge.
"I remember," she says In a little me
moir which she wroto lato in life, "that
my first idea of the happiness of heaven
was or a- place wnero we should II ml
our thirst for knowledge fully grati
fied." Another trait was a singularly enthu
siastic admiration for natural beauty.
From youth to old age, she was always
enchanted with a line prospect or a
beautiful liowcr. The tie which bound
her to kindred was so strong that the
announce once more that midnight has j death of her mother and sister caused
thrown her sable mantle abroad, and "or inexpressible and long-continued
.. , ,, ... . , . .....languish. Probably if circumstances had
invited the weary world to rest within flu?orcUi if slle haj Hvcd , M1 old cmm
her arms. Naught is heard, save now try instead of a new one, if her mind
and then the tramp of some watchman. ' and imagination had had a better
best fren," and she clung closer to the
dress of Sonora.
"Who do you niean, Rissey, by 'ole
woman?' You must not speak disre
spectful of Mr. Mcintosh."
"I don't know, but dat woman what
ole Missus says Missy Vernon git jeal
ous bout; but I won't say nuftln more
bout Massa Norman's dlspcclfuhicss if
you say I musn't only take long poor
Ris," and she looked up with such a
pleading look that Sonora replied:
"Well, Rissey, when I get married
you shall live with me if you continue
to be a good girl; but say no more
about Mr. Mcintosh, nor anything re
lating to him."
"Thank you, Missy Nora. Rissey so
glad!" and clapping her hands she
kissed the hand of her mistress and ran
out of the conservatory.
Sonora, hearing the voice of Adele
calling her, started to answer her, and
meeting her in the hall, the two girls
retired to their rooms to dress for the
day. .
The day was one of unusual excite
ment in the gay metropolis. Theground
was covered with gllstonlng snow,
which sparkled as tho glorious sun
shone upon it; and tho sleigh loads, con
taining the merry faces of the sterner
sex, drawn by their praucing steeds,
rattled over its frozen breast, while the
jingling of the merry hells, as they
stopped before the houses of some of our
iioit tons, caused the hearts of the gay
belles to flutter.
All is life! But at length it is over,
and the closed shutters and quiet city
osf. Her work continued to sell, and
several editions were published ; one of
which, of two tnousanu copies, yieiueii
her a clear profit of one hundred dollars
a vear for five years. But no one, in
these extravagant days, can realize the
vast magnitude of o hundred dollars in
a New England village eighty years
ago. Her next work was called a Sum-man-
History of New England, which
was followed by one entitled a View of
the Christian Religion, anil this was
succeeded by a History of the Jews ; all
of which were moderately successful,
brought her a large revenue of respect
and gratitude, and, possibly an average
income of a hundred dollars jwr annum.
Of course she was unable to buy books.
When she needed to consult works, she
used to go to Boston and spend day after
day in booksellers' shop?, copying and
abstracting from tho books on the
shelves. When she was preparing to
write her History of New England, she
resided for sometime at Providence, and
worked regularly in the public offices,
reading ancient tracts and manuscripts,
almost destroying her eyesight in the
process. Later iu life friends gathered
about her; clergymen opened their li
braries to her; a gentleman procured
her access to the Boston Athoiucum,
and she was thus enabled to pursue her
vocation to better advantage. Tho tim
id little lady would come softly to the
library door of her clerical friends while
they sat at work composing their ser
mons, ami, being admitted, take her
seat lu some quiet comer anil noiseless
ly pursue her labors, hour after hour;
for it was understood between them that
there should be no conversation until
work was done.
And so her life wore away. She suf
fered much from nervousness, and there
appears to have been no one then to tell
her that taking smilf and drinking
strong tea were not very quieting to a
lady's nerves. Old age came upon her
sue sprang from a long lived race be
fore she had been able to make any ar
rangement for her declining years. Sev
eral gentlemen to their honor be it
spoken among whom were tho late Jo
siah Quincy, William Shaw and Steph
en Higgiiison, joined iu settling upon
her a small annuity, which placed her
entirely at her case the rest of her life.
She died iu 1S32, aged seventy-seven.
During the last thirty-live years ot
her life, she was a person much sought
and greatly admired in the literary cir
cles oi jsoston aim neigiiuonng towns,
V Journal for the People. 121
I voted to the Interet-tsof HiwpiaaUnot.
Independent iu Polities and IJeUgiojjjov;
Alive to all lire IHiea,.aiHt ",'IHrMfVf
ltalial iu OpiMHliijantl KvpoKinf tiy WHmp
ol the Mases. ' , f led
J. :x Urf I
CorrcspAmteiit writing orer anmftfiUgna
tares mutt make known tbet name'! tHe
Editor, or no attention will be glva fhelr
comuitiulcatkHig. ., i
my's lands, ttud the -army had lost all
trace of the two young heroines whom
it had drawn into Its misfortunes and
exile, Vanderwalen ouitted tho mHitnn-
service and traveled through Germany
ill Mrarrii ti nvr 10 wiiuiil lie OWetl ills
life. He searched long, and at last dis
covered thorn, refugees in the land of
Denmark. His gratitude ripened into
lovo" for the young girl, who had re
sumed the dress, graces and modesty of
her sex. They were married, and he
brought her to his own country, with
Theophile, hor sister and companion in
glory. Theophile died there while yet
young, without having been married.
She cultivated the arts was a musician
and a noetess. liko Vitinria r'nlmmn
She left poems stamped with masculine ! luts. been good
Heroism, icmtnine -sensibility, anil ! "c tti"
Tho Ciristi'tn Union makes the JW
lowtiig comments on the article of M
ward id. Lee, on Sum-age in Wvorrrihf ,
in the O'alaxu. ' . .i
Tho question of Woman Suffrage ls
religious as well as political relations.
Indeed, it relates to all social lift.
Ilenco the result of the movement ito
yoming deserves careful considam
tion. An article from Edward M. J.a,
In the Galaxy, states, with annareut
candor, the working of the s-vstem:'
It was introduced, ho savs, not frtn
conviction, but as an atlvertlsemant of
the Territory. Under it women "have
acted in the capacity of justice of the
peace, superintendent of-edueatfon, jtf-
rurs mm voters, anu in an canes tn r-
4s to Uie iMuy $is-
woriny or accompanying her name to l ier uecisions in civti cases were
immortality. From Lamm-tin Jli- sometim
lory of the Girondists.
Why 'Women Are Sxtravagaot.
Somebody once said that the women
or to-day are so extravagant in dress,
and so helpless in other respects, that
none hut rich men can afford to marrv,
and foolish people have been saying the
same thing, or something verv like it,
ever since. Every time a man fails in
business, people take a mental inven
tory of his wife's wardrobe and crv out,
"Poor fellow ! he was ruined by her ex
travagance!" No account is taken of his club ex
penses, or his unnecessary restaurant
bills, or his fast horses, or the vanity
which prompted him to buy a bigger or
a finer house than he needed. Nothing
is said of his dress coats made by sonic
Monsieur Snip, who charges extra price
because he calls himself an "artist
tailor." The man may have gambled
his money away, or have lost in reck
less stock speculation, for all anybody
knows to the contrary, while his wife,
believing liim to be rich, has dressed
and lived only as his circumstances
warranted, doing it, too, only for his
sake, that he might not be ashamed to
introduce hor as his wife. Or if he had
been as extravagant as he, the fault is
usually his so long as tho fact remains
that any proper man can lovingly con
trol tho course of anv proper wife.
V omen are often extra-vacant. Tho fact
cannot be denied. But that they are
more so than men is by no means true.
As a rule, every woman wishes to live
within her husband's income, and
es annealed from liv the naWfas
deeming themselves aggrieved; but in-
neany every' instance tliey areoonnrnieu
by the appellate court. During hexrau
ministration a decided improvemeui: hi
the tone of public morals was not! eeaUIe,
and tho laws had never been so aolyjid
ministcred iu that vicinity."
The influence of women iu the jury
has been uniformly good. They carrrW
their religion with them. Mr. Lee says
of one ease, "It is alleged that the wonv
cn passed a considerable portion of .the
night in prayerful contemplation of the
grave responsibilities resting on them,
whilst tho men indulged in a cheerful
game of cards." The women gave tone
to law and justice.
Iu a political convention, wherrude
men were involved in strife, andiure-
ceeded even to blows, the eutranae of
women restored order and decorum, and
probably averted loss of life. In voting
uie utmost decorum lias been ouserveti.
Mr. Lee says no one listened to a sylla
ble or observed an action that could Of
fend the most sensitive woman. He as
serts that women have lost none of their
female jjraces and refinements, that
their influence lias purified the political
atmosphere, ami given power to the exe
cution of the laws. There has been no
tendency to frec-Iovc, hut, on the other
hand, ati exemplary fulfillment of do
mestic duties. The women are not; in
jured by love of power or political am
bition. Tlie mines ot suit rage
very little time.
ee lie ma ml
Occasionally, despite her timidity, her nine families out of ten all the econo
conversalion was animated and elo- I nming is done by the wife. Tliiscon
quent, drawing all the company about , stant iteration o'f the charge against
her and holding them In admiration. ' women, however, has secured a kind of
She was wholly unlike any one else ' passive acceptance for the thcorv, and
small in person, shy, awkward, reserved ; nothing is more common now than for
and yet there was an atmosphere the young men with salaries of two or
about her which we observe to invest . three thousand a year to lament their
individuals whose minds, during a long inability to marry, because women are
life, havo been accustomed -only to en- i so extravagant. One of these has re
tertain good thoughts and kind feelings." , ccntly told the public through the news
She was absolutely destitute of self-as- i papers how it takes all his salary of two
sumption; but her quiet glances pone- j thousand dollars to support n single
trated disguises in a manner which , man, and looking over his bills of items
sometimes surprised tho-ie who had re- and finding that it takes fifty dollars
marHcu nor unobservant manner. Mie 1 worm or iierfumery every vear to keen
rvc praise and exaltation ; lace," which supported her very well
dwxls it pprfninlv should 1 until 1,1(5 rurn of peace. In the course
j deeds, It eertainli hiouiu of ,IW lh ,)ad lncd witl, a m
.firemen. '1 hough this is tic ci,ancc assistance, a considerable
as he trudges around on his nightly
journey to guard the peace and property
of the sleeping citizens, or the distant
firebell as it peals forth its doleful alarm
and calls forth that noble class from out
their warm bods, where, perchance,
thoy have just lain their already tired er. At first she gained her livelihood
limbs to seek repose that noble-heart- I ly Uo only industries then practiced in
ed generous set of fellows who 5
their own lives daily to save the llvesj cioswi the ports, she found a more hi
atal property of their fellow men. Of (crativc employment in wonving"bobbin
any who deserve praise and exaltation '"ce." which supported her very well
for their noble
be the gallant
not the proper place to speak purlieu- : knowledge of Latin and Greek; and she
Iarly about them, still we will not for- i w turned this knowledge to account
, 4,.i ....:..:,. , by assisting to preiwrc three young
ueur cApiraaiuK i b "i""'"" : men for college. On6 of these, who af-
u pon them. - . terward became a respectable clcrgy-
But whose is that dusky figure which : man, had no other teacher lu his pre-
now and tnen crouciios ueuiuu some , j '"""3""" bi"
stoop or tree to ovado the gaze of the "l J,ur um" ,,L cuwreu u, 1
.... i 1 1 . 1 . t r ; I ! - . . . .......
waicu," wiiosc cjv, uiuusu neuii, inns . Artcr tno war, being compelled to tan
to perceive it. How it watched thatdiack tqioii her needle and spinning
flickering light, which at last disap- j wheel, alio was sorely straightened for
, ' , ... , ,r . means. No one, she says, in easy cir-
pearcd in an upper room at the Hew- cumslal ,ces can form an va demiatc idea
itts. of tho ioy she used to feel when she pro-
Go on! go on! Not yet! Time I cured any work by which she could earn
' iid then venseanco will be a low winnings; "anu inis kiiiu oi cm
. Aim men ciigeaucc win ul
mine! Ha! ha! ha!" and then disap- 11', !von to tho uoor. appears intended
had her own opinions of persons and
thing; She followed the Unitarian
controversy, for example, with close and
calm attention ; weighed all the argu
ments; had a keen perception of all the
difficulties on both sides, and came, at
length, to her own conclusions, from
which she never swerve!.
About the time of her death tho cem-
: ctery at Mt. Auburn, near Boston, was
him sweet, wo ntlite asrreo with him
that he should not marry. Hearth and
M.nxnn tl... I ..... ...1 1 1 1..
Liititut;, cut; Muuiii iiat u inn fc ui 1 nitwit' I . . , i .r
literary career, or produced works of about to be openetl. Her i
lasting value. , removed to this cemetery
About the beginning of the American
Revolution, this delicate and timid
young woman, morbidly bashful and In
imperfect health, was thrown upon her
own resources by the failure of her falh-
remains were
she was the
first tenant of that beautiful ground
and a monument was erected to her
memory. H'oofV Jfoutrhold Magazine.
Two Heroines of History.
Homi: Wouds. Kind wonlseost noth
ing, yet how prone men are to forget
them! Often one goes on his weary way,
full ofcarcand full ofgrief.feellng that for
him all is trouble and all is toil, when
but a simple word of encouragement or
a look or sympathy would cheer his
soul, and rouse him from despair. A
child will often dry Its tears when kind
ly spoken to, and soon will fade away
Its childish sorrow.
If each one of the sons of men would
only speak a single wool of kindness or
of convolution iu a fellow mortal's car
father and passion for their country had
. . i .- . i . . i 1 1 .... 1 1. . : , .-
torn inein iroui tuo sneiier ui men se..
and age, were thrown into the camp.
Their filial love had left them no other
The Convention cited the names of
these two young girls to France, and
sent them horses and arms of honor, in
the name of the country.
Dumouricz, at the period of his first
command iu Flanders, held them up to
the admiration of the soldiers iu tho
camp ofMaulde.
They fought at Valmy and Jcmappes.
The eldest, Felicite de Fernig, followed
the Due de Chartres on horseback, and
did not milt him durinr the battles.
ponring, was lost around the corner. ; to soften the many difficulties In their I The second, Theophile, .prepared herself
marked out for the venseance of the
Atislrians and burned.
Having no othor country but the
army, M. de Fernig, with his sou and
two uaugiiiers, went, witit Liuiuouritv.
into the cainiMiieii of Argentic. These
between the grav dawn of evening, how
.. 1 . 1 . 1 . T I e 41... . Ar I : c . inhabitant of l-rench li utcl, wollll, t, Aows lleo
! landers, during thofirst reverses t.f the I from olf men,s brovvs ; A Uc
Irench army iu 1S72, had his house, ,. i ." Tf .,,.,
' fragrance will gently fioat along the
i coming years long after the tongue
: which uttered it has mouldered iu the
; dust.
Often the despairing and hoieless be
ing lias been snateneu ironi tlio very
Nkw AitouiiEXTs. There is a cease
less call for new arguments to oouvinee
tho opponents of Woman SoflVage.
"Why don't you bring us somethufe
now?" But the old is not answered.
"The coiisont of the governed is held
by all to bo the basis of just govern
ment." Apply the principle Say we.
"We have heard that, till we are tired
of it," says the euemy. Wotneu ouglrt
not to bo reckoned politically with idi
ot". "You are all the time saying thsr,
tell us something else." This is done
to every argument which cannot be aiir
swered, to every principle which ought
to he but is not applied.
Tho Suffragists have borne this with
endless patience, while they have laid
deep and sure the foundations on which
will one day be built a government
which will not make political and legal
distinctions based on sex; but the 'peo
ple will be the rulers and the ruled.
We have now arrived at a stage where
it is proper for us to apply new methods
We have this to propose when a candi
date is nominated or suggested for any
office, either Town, County, Stato or
National, the combined influence of all
Suffragists shall be against the candi
date who shall be against suffrage lor
women, no matter how worthy and
valuable he may be in all other reaneete.
He is the enemy of the political rights
ins nomination is "not
This argument will'lfe
advocates of
are a power.
of women, and
fit to be made."
felt and heeded.
There arc now main-
Woman Suffrage. They
By tongue and pen their influence 14
everywhere. There is scarcely a "town
in which is not some woman, whose
steady, determined opjiositioii would de
feat a candidate who would rank her
with idiots. Woman1! Jourmd.
young girls, whose tenderness for their , ,)f tl snicill(Js gravo ,,y thc
' situation."
While she was learning
to carry to old Gen. I errand the orders
of the General-in-Chief, and to march
,, , , i ,i i i.ifi! i lino sue was le.iiinnir jiiui mm
Tim following is the best pari of Presi- c .... 1
dent Grant's letter of acceptance of his . , , .....:. si10.VP(i ,' -
renommBtioii : "licn reiiuwwi j UiiinuHSPlnt which he had copied from
the responsibilities of ray present trust m L. , , ivln nn CCQXlnl of
by tlie election 01 a succcssui, 1 the .ijirerent religious denominations
it be at tho cud or this term or uie i nexi, aUlt their bulicrsi. liver eager for kuowl- youngest sister, following the Due do
I limm to Wvn him. as Lxccutne, a 1 ., , ,..,, .. , , , r.,. ,.. 11... r.f !, .-.
country at peace 111 its on iwordcrs, at j read alI tho bo()ks sho nlwi Wlth the britllo in her teeth and pistol
of a loving word of cheer and sympathy.
He stops and lists; the sound of a melo
dious human voice whispering its com
fort breaks on his ear, and melt his
hardened heart, as they 11 oat along like
the strains of far-off music on the calm
air of night, ire turns; the abyss of
despair no longer yawns before his
stumbling feet, and he is saved. An
erring one may be reclaimed from the
paths of sin, and almost from the re
gions of thc lost, by an arm of love
stretched out for rescue. Speaking a
kind wonl here and there is like scat
tering seeds upon the broken ground,
which in due season will bear fruit.
How desirable Is the presence of one
who has ever hanging on Ids lips,
reauy ior utterance, a woru 01 love.
01 tlie uenerai-in-iuei, anu 10 "larcii 1 U!s - .,.... into t. ,; "
with him to the assault. Dumouricz brlcla ffi
his soldiers as models or imtriotism and I Vrmrklc T witli
afforded similar information:
.i ..i.M.n.i mill ttMinnnr oiii . ... . .
uu uuiuau, ..i.u ,.... and, altiiougii sue soon became tllsgust
questions to threaten I IU fa- , wUh the waIlt of anJ QUr.
magnificent set of pearls a gift from with it all the protection and privileges i;"?,, '
Norman, and Intended as part of tho lT$i th 1U
trosseau for that event which was soon ! Very respectfully 1 magnitude
to render one In a measure happy and
the other wretched. As she looked
upon them a deadly paleness over
spread her face, and struggling hard to
conceal her emotion, she hastily left
the room, not, however, without the
notice of Mrs. Summers, who knew
nothing of the events that caused So
nora so much sadness, and of course she
wondered at the betrayal of such hitter
Sonora proceeded to the conservatory,
where she sat down in the midst of some
of her favorite flowers, in the hope to
regain her composure in the presence of
nature's choicest gifts, whoso balmy
influence seldom fails to soothe and
cheer the troubled heart.
She had been there but a few mo
ments WllPll ilm flAftHnnnnml mill THA
moved to Paris, where we remained six entered, loofci,, .1 a
yea., til. tho death of our parents las,, percl, nm to her ! mfn.
Your obedient servant,
U. S. GltAXT.'
ucacc witn ouisiiio naitous.wiiii u ubuu , .,.,,.
.'...I . MllltH
ai uomc anu auroau, aim wimuut
karrassiug Questions to threaten its fu
" . - . . 111 tiiiii till;
lure prosperity, ltn tlie oxprtion 1 .ic .,,,,,..!,,, ,,.Pi.a .
ft V lro t0 8? ih Kspt,y.,iei inL.! the subject; and at length began to
all bitterness of feeling between mako a compilation of facts and argu
ons, parties or races of citizens and mmt, ....'j., mcreiv to ,,,
tue time wticn tlie title or citizen carries nr ,: ?. ...i
iter manuscript, grew apace,
had become a volume of some
. i-oiwitrnll,. 1 iimuiiiiuue.
, respectrulli, rnKaiH ,v nm-erfv after tlin wnr Mm
thought occurred to her that perhaps
j others would take pleasure in reading
wimL unit aiiiimcii iter mi mucn nieasnrn
Now, mere is notmng a weak man jn wrUing; and gradually the project of
lilffw gi .vnll n in 1m pnniililnwwl btrniif . ... . . .. f i. .
""W 1 ptiiuisiimg it was iorniei in ncr mind,
nothing a hen-pecked man likes so , AfiP i,,.; rai,i0 dilficulties.nn.l nm.
much as to be regarded as a j tyrant. If (curing, by persona! solicitation, tourl
you ever hear a man boast . his de erml- U,,,,,,,, -oIfnre lie iluhICed a u.lcr
nation to rule lis pw n house. 3 oil may I lo ,a8U0 ono thollsan, COpics. The print
feel sure that he is subdued. And a ,er, unhappily.was a contemptible scoun-hen-pecked
husband always makes a dreli ro l(o took all the subscription
great show of opposing everything tiiat , monoy) ofr tle edition, and gave
looks towards the enlargement of the j ti10 poor authoress bv wav ofcomiieua
work or privileges of women, bucli a j tio( jifly jy,. ;IFr A(, not
man always insists on the shadow of ait-, onjy tnat f10 hail ti,e impudence to
thority because he caunot have the sub- , wrlt0 to Ucr) telling her that he was
stance. It Is a great satisfaction to him auout to jirit nuother edition, and
that his wife can never be President, j wislied to know If she desired to make
anu mat sue cannot mane bpctx-ura anv additions.
As she had taken the precaution to
secure a copyright, she was enabled to
make better terms with another printer;
so that the second edition, published
seven years after the first, placed her.
Thomas Carlylc has come out iu favor I as she says, "iu a comfortable situa-
of a prohibitory liquor law for itrcat tion," and enabled lier to pay ou an
ueui", aim put 0111 a sinim sum ,11 uuer-
le spirits or all
ailglirics of victory. . . . I i.mnnh.w.nmlslni.lmvdll.w, ,. Wl'iJi.
During the battle ot -jemapiH, the , ;,, " 1 ; i; V '
and wo caze upon tho feattirat of nur
departed tlear one, then wo will never
regret tne gentlo words spoken and the
kind acts done; but we will regret every
unkind sentence that has ever issued
from our lips.
In her hand, reproached the soldiers for
ilecing from dangers which she braved.
Another time, in an encounter be
tweon tho advance guard of tho French
and thc rear guard of the Austrian?, one now Easily Bitters Si-oii.kd.-of
the young aniazons, 1-elicitc, who A farmer's wire writes: "Of all tho prod
bore the orders of Diimounez t tlio ,Icts of tlle farm, butter ia moat likely to
1 1 r l.x .iMiitnti Tfiftttfl napcnlr nn-l . ..... ' . . .. .
iiciiu 01 ms wi"-i. v. ne latnteu bv noxious oiiors lioatiuir in
praj-er-meetiug. While he retains these
hndires of superiority, he is still, in
some seuse, head of the family. Edtcard
Egglctlon in Hearth and Home.
......... ,. , . I IMIHIUI UJ I
companicd only iy a nomnm 01 r renoii the atmosphere. Our people laid some
hussars, surrounded by the enemy's hu- , vc:li in the cclar from 'which blood
lans. Avoiding witli difficulty tho sa-: tloweil out and was neglected until it
bres around her, sue lurneti ner bruiic, commencetl to smell. The result was
with a group of hussars, to join the col- ti,at a jar which was then packed
timn, when she ierceiyel a young olli-1 smcllel and tasted like spoiled beef,
ccr of the Belgian volunteers, who had I Another ladv reader observed that there
been thrown from his horse by a shot, 1 was a pond or filthy, stagnant water a
defending himself with a sabre against . few hundred feet from their house, from
the hulans, who sougui 10 aiuj mm. 1 winch an oflcnsive eflluvium was borne
Although this officer was unknown to otl the breeze directly to the milk-room
her, Felicite rushed to his succor, killed . when the wind was in a certain direc-
with two pistol shots two 01 uie nutans, tion. The result was that cream and
put the others to llight, dismounted butter would taste like the disagreeable
irom ner norse, reiretw """"; 1 ouor coming irom mat ponu, anu wlicn
man, confided him to her hussars, and ; the pond was drained we had no more
accompanied him herself to the military 1 0r th0 damaged butter.
. 1 1 - ..- 1 . i. , 1 1
One of the women in the Hoii3e of tho
Good Shepherd, St. Louis, Is a carpen
ter and a shoe-maker. This is well.
Three dollars for eight hours' work is
far better for women than washing and
scrubbing for less than half that sum.
i iMi'uni: Watkh ix WEr.Ts. Matiy
01 the lorins of typhus revcrs in ottios
and villages have been traced tp impure
water in wells. Through imperfect
drainage, and other means of introduc
ing surface water therein water con
taminated with the various decaying
substances always found, especially in
cities, have always made them hot-boil3
of miasma. But it is the farmer that
we wish especially to caution here.
Many nay, nearly all our population
have supposed that when they have dug
a well, and banked it sufficiently to pre
vent surface water from running in di-,
rectly from the surface, that they werfe
secure, and that they must necessarily.
luivo pure water; but such is nob tbe
case. The filter eventually becomes foul
and ceases to act ; and so, often, with
the earth about a well. It is Simply A
natural filter, and therefore the dralrtago'
from tho barn-yard, or other impure
sources passing under tlie ground in tl
line of the well, must eventually con
taminate it. This may be obviated by
under draining, and this should alwrijB
be one of the first operations attended
to, if the water iu the well proceeds,
from any such probable source as hag
been hero named. As a fact bearing' Oil
this subject, we may state that out of
thirty-six samples of water sent fbr ex
amination to Dr. Voeleker, ho found
many contaminated with sewerage:
nnil he earnestly invited attcntidfi to
tho serious injury which may be pro
duced to health by the use of such-imff
pure water. ,
AnouT AVomax's Bioirrs. Bev.' Dr."
This young officer was named Vander
walen. Left in the hospital at Brussels
after the departure of the French army,
he forgot his wounds, but never could
forget tho heroine he met on the field or
carnage. Her countenance, in the dress
or a comrade in arms, precipitating her
self into the vielec to rescue him from
death, and leaning afterwards over his
blood-stained bed ill tlio military hospi
tal, tenaciously kept place in his re
An English law compels a married
woman, if she has money, or tho monn
of making it, and her lord has none, to
support, mm, oe no ever so worthless,
that the cxnensA nr Ma l-iunim, m-.v
AVhen Dumouricz had fled to the ene- not come upon the parish. "
Chopin, in a recent discourse on 'The-
Crown or omen," said:
The condition of obligation and the
condition of rights are inseparable. To
exercise these, women must have oope
and opportunity. Her obligations eoni-'
pel her to demand her rights. Sho has
a right to develop her nature to the ut
most of its power. AVhatever power de
nies this is tyrannical. AVoman has
the right of doing and being the besfe
she can. The question of Woman Sut--frage
was above ridicule. Throwing.
ridicule at it was like firine pop-sH,,?.ir
a thunder-storm It may be funny . " f
it is not forcible. God would su
society together as he holds the ve'i,
together.0 AVoman should be free to do
the work she can do. She smg.
the highest education. I emielusto
the preacher counselled you ng 9M.
to bo strong, true and toffSffi
queens of society, but drbt m
mercy and charity, ami nrsu
5 It 1 ...r..t' '
ncss lorau jjuuu
Travelers ay
women are "Id at
ii .n
i in Egyptian
.1 vt-rv old at 30.