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A Journal ibr the People.
Devoted to the Interests of Humanity.
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TKRMS, IN ADVANCE:
Fref: Sitwii, Kara: Titrss, Kiicr. People.
Oomspomlenla writing OTCrsaaompd M?aa
lures must make known thair names to the
Kdllor.or no attention will be given to their
!c Sen? WerthiBest.
jilts, a. J. M'JUUY, Bailor and rrprltlor
AIVK KTISEMESTB loiertodo
TIio llrltle Story.
PORTLiilKD, OKKGON, FRIDAY, SEPTE3IBEK O, ljsir.
When 1 was but a country Uw, now 0 1 torn
I lived whw flu the Overnioek tlironffh
nif.iilitirti vil and tow:
There flrM, wheu i-kw- were Ixmling blue ami
blooini-. btnwlim free,
I Haw th- nwl liitl bojr who went to srbnoi
His lx.nif-.puiii-.hi . tk frayed and worn, ith
atWttx cm.rvl oVr,
Mr hut-ii h ! --u. li : hut as that waa never seen
The lx . itnd rlrK when first lie eatne, they
-hirtited in tliolrslre.
Aud J-r-i the rase"! little boy who went to
-cIi.k,! uilll me.
He. lutlirr was n hiM.nm nun.anJ mine waa
Our i-op.- lt-M loUi hint and his in ereai eon
t-iint and t-ooni
They --..J i -Mould not Uk to own u playmate
su!! a-, he,
i'he triKhifyl, ragged little boy thai went to
M-iiooi with nte.
Yel yif of all the ftbten. around from elill-
ilnn belter dmaM,
M hi art went out u meet Ui heart that beat
w ittiin his lireont.
His look wait fiMid, hi voire uiu low, and
titrtiuge as it may be,
J loved tin- RtKicinl Mule bo that went to .school
For years they had fontouen him, bul when
nguin we met.
His kioks, Ills voice, hU senile ways remained
in m.-mory yet;
They saw uloiu- the man of mark, but I conkl
The bulit-oyi-d. ragged Utile boy who went to
4-ikoi witti m-.
Me had n-nicmbered me. it teemisl, aa I re-
im tubered turn:
Nor tune, nor honors, in his mind the efcer-
Istioi nast could dim.
Young love hod grown to older love, and o lo-
a ou rw
I wed tin- ragged little boy that went to aehool
w uii me.
K1 MUS. SCSIB WITKEREU.
Kn.'rl, arrordlng to the Act of Conxreita,ln
the year 1X7:!. by Mm. Susie Withered, In the Of
fice of tlx- Librarian ofOongrem at Washington
DEATH OP WHITE STAR.
As .soon as lunch was over the family
and their friends assembled to hear the
completion of Catherine's story. Tak
ing 'the seat she had occupied in the
morning, she commenced her narra
tive. "For six months after the death of
Fleetfoot we lived, on with but little
change in any one excelling my idol
ized husband, on wltom alone I laid
centered all my love, for was he not all
I had in a strange land in that Lousimin
forest, with nothing but savages around
me? But lie seemed to be pining away
pining for lib lost child. He grew
weaker mmI weaker each day, and his
flashing eye had lost its brightness ami
his fine athletic form its grace. One
day, returning from the hunt, where he
had been persuaded to go, he hung his
rifle and pouch up, saying, 'I shtill hunt
no more till I get to the happy hunting
ground.' T prepared his pallet, then
bathed his head ami gave him wine to
drink. Soon, feeling a little refreshed,
" 'Oil, that my beautiful White Star
might gladden the heart of her father
once more ; Uiat Lenard might give her
his parting hi easing,' ami sinking upon
his bed, he seemed as if his breath was
"Just Oten a rustling at the tent door
caused me to turn, when I beheld my
child, my lost child! "With one bound j
she sprang into the wigwam and full at
her father's feet. I raised her, and clasp
ing her to my bosom, imprinted kiss af
ter kiss uion her cold brow. In my
transient Joy at again beholding my
child, I had almost for a moment for
gotten my husband, when, turning to
him, he seemed to be gasping for breath.
'"Lenard! Lenard!' I screamed. 'Oh,
Lenard, )he, breathe on, do not die!
Live for the sake of your peerless White
Star, who kneels before you! For the
sake of your Catherine, who has no one
to love her but you!' aiul sinking beside
him, I tried to breathe new life into his
fast Ik-cing soul.
" My child back? White Star here?
Thank Um Good Spirit at last! My
wife! May the Good Spirit bless you
both!' was all he uttered, ami his soul
had gone to the laud of the blessed.
" 'My father ! oh, 'my father ! He
cursed me not,' and throwing herself
across the body of her father, While
Star lay in a deathlike swoon.
"How White Star recovered I know
not, for I was like one bereft of reason.
Seating myself beside my once idolized
Lenard, I fixed my gase upon him with
a deathlike stare. How long I would
have remained so, or what the conse
quence might have been, I cannot say,
had not my daughter, on recovering,
compelled me to lay down, when utter
grief soon sank me into a heavy slum
ber, from which I awoke greatly re
freshed and more composed and ration
al. That same day I prepared him for
the tomb, when he was buried with In
dian pomp beside his forefathers, and
where 1 hope to rest when I shall he no
"The day after tiie funeral ceremonies
wimc tar and I s-at alone together
mourning over our loss, when, putting
neraruis auecuonaieiy around my neck,
"Mother, listen ami forgive While
Star, for she is soon going where her
fathor is waiting to welcome her ami
nestling her head upon my bosom, she
told me all that had passed during the
eight- month? that she had beeli gone,
for, as we suspected, she had fled With
the stranger whom she so ardently
"The stranger had taken her to an ob
scure village a few leagues from Baton
Rouge, where, under the form of a mock
marriage, he had made her his wife.
He fitted her out with a wardrobe be
coming hi- w jfe and presented her Willi
a set of Jewels, among which was a ring 1
the exact counterpart of yours," looking
at Sonora, "and fit emblem it was, a
broken heart. Having done all this,
they proceeded down the Mississippi to
Xow Orleans, where they stopped, and
where they had been ever since, till she
had nt last returned home to die. They
had been married she truly believed,
anil had lived together about six
months. Everything had gone on pros
perously aud nothing had occurred to
mar her happiness save the knowledge
of her abode, which he strictly forbade
her from disclosing to her parents, tell
ing iter that he would soon return witli
iter aud together lliny would both be
forgiven. Ah, but he didn't know my
feelings. He hail robbed me and I was
"Everything looked bright and fair.
He seemed all love and attention, and
she on her part nearly worshipped him.
Little did she, artless girl, think that
lie, a monster in human form, was plot
ting her misery and death; yes, for so it
"Returning one night from the gam
ing table, where lie had remained later
than usual, ho found her weeping.
Having lost considerable monoy, and
boing overheated with wine, lie spoke
rudely to her aud demanded the cause
of her tears.
"'Because White star was thinking
of hor parents, and fuit so lonely when
you did not come ; but now she'll weep
no more,' and going to him, she would
have put her arms around his neck, but
lie roughly pushed her away from him,
" 'Go home! go back to the forest wig
wam! You are as free as ever! You
have no claim upon me! Ours was only
a mock marriage, for what signifies
marriage to an Indian girl? Go back,
for Many Canoes may pine for the love
of his wild one!' and laughing a brutal
laugh, lie threw himself upon a couch
and was soon fast asleep.
'At first she see nml stupefied, but,
sitting down and collecting hor
thoughts, she realized her situation, for,
though a wild Indian maid, she hail
been taught that marriage was a sacred
rite, and to live together without the
solemnization of its tie was committing
not only a sin, but also a disgrace. First
the hot Spanish blood of her mother
and then the fiery revengeful spirit of
her father called for vengeance Then,
subsiding into calmness, she drooped
beside the villain whom she had called
husband and seemed like one in a
dream. Thus she sat till midnight,
when, leaving all behind except the suit
she wore and that one ring, she set out
on foot to return to the home of her
happy childhood without money, char
acter or happiness. After a long and
weary travel she reached home at the
end of nearly two months lo die. As
she finished telling me the story of her
wrongs, she laid her head in my lap and
said she loved the pale-fuco yet. Per
ceiving the superb dagger within my
belt, she kissed the hilt as she recog
nized it. From that day she never
smiled again. It was in the summer
when she returned, aud when the leaves
began to wither, uiy beautiful one be
gan to droop. One evening, when the
pale moon streamed in at the open door,
as she lay upon her little bed, she called
me to her, and taking my hand, said:
" 'Mother, the Good Spirit lias come
for your child, aud Is waiting to take
her to the hunting ground of her father.
I shall be happy there once more, but
pale-face stole my happiness here and
broke my heart. Though White Star is
an Indinu girl, still she loves but once
and loves truly. Toll Many Canoes he
lie must not hurt him; it is my last
wish. Mother, it grieves mc much to
leave you all alone, but the spirit calls J
and I must obey. Bury me beside my
father and let me sleep in peace near
my wild forest homo that I loved so
well, for I wish for no other siot. Let
him not know that I grieved for him.
They come! I hear the bugle! I must
go. farewell, motlier!' ana springing
upon her feet, she fell back lifeless.
"I was alone alone with none to love
mo nor no one to love. Oh, my God,
that was sorrow! First I thought I
would plunge this dagger into my heart
and die with my idol, but in a moment
revenge sprang up into my bosom aud I
resolved to have it, cost what it might,
aud I have accomplished It at last, and
I care not to live longer."
As Catherine finished her story, she
arose to her feet, and requesting hor
hood and cloak, prepared to leave, not
withstanding they urged her to remain,
Telling them her mission was fulfilled:
and that she had but one thing more to
do, and that was lo appear against Nor
man for the attempted assassination of
herself before mentioned, she hastily
departed, leaving the girls in tears and
the parents in sorrowiui amazement.
Every column of a newspaper contains
from twelve to fifteen thousand distinct
pieces of metal; lue mspiaccmeiu oi any
vim vniKt a tvnocraphical error.
a, wi i-nt. snmi n?onIe lay claim tore-
. - - - . :?,-.! .!:.,...
mnrkabic smartness u mej u. ura,uia
au error In a newspaper. n ra
people find a word witli a wrong letter
in It, they are so sure that they could
spell that single word right that they are
nappy me whole nay.
Geo. Q. Cannon, elected on tho 25th
inst.. Deleratr. tn Cnnrrress from Utah.
is the editor of the Desert Ncm, and is
aio nn .Elder of the Mormon Cliurcii.
lleisapolyganiistor the most radical
Woman Suffrage in Connecticut.
Tho woman suflragists of Connecticut I
had a legislatlvcliearing recently. Mrs. .
isnneiia iseecner liooKer auoresseu ine10f
judiciary committee, who met in a room
crowded almost to sufiocatlou. In the
audience there were about fifty ladles,
who appeared in behalf of Woman Suf
frage, that being the measure under
consideration by the commitlee. The
session was held in tiio Senate chamber,
the usual place for the meeting of the
Senator Woodard acted as chairman.
Mrs. Hooker was first to speak, ami the
more she talked the more people crowded
the doorways and reception-room, from
which a door opens into the Senate
Chamber. Necks were stretched aud
clothing suffered in the attempts of
those on the outside to hear and sec the
champion of Woman Suffrage.
iter speccii, tnc following of whicii is
the brief, was listened to with tho clos-
est attention, not only by the members
or the committee, but by the spectators:
MBS. IIOOKEH'S AKOUMKXT.
Legislature should make it nlaiu that
the question of legality of votes in case
of women is one to be decided by itself,
on complaint of fraud or mistake or il
legality oi some sort in fatatc elections,
precisely as in case or men.
1. Women are a part or the people set
fortli in the preamble to Constitution or
the 1'niled States. "We, the people or
the 1'niled States, iu order to form a
more perfect union, establish justice,
promote the general welfare and secure
the blessings or liberty to ourselves and
posterity, do;" and also a part of the
people recognized in Constitution of
State or Connecticut, thus; "Tic jicojtlr
of Connecticut do, in order the more ef
fectually to define, secure anil perpetrate
the liberties, rights aud privileges which
they have derived from their ancestors,
hereby ordain nnd establish the follow
ing constitution and form of civil gov
ernment," As such they had now and always
have been entitled to vote. Their right
is a dormant one it is true, but there is
noextinguishuicntof title to fundamen
tal rights by non-use.
A man may have declined to vole nt
any election, Stato or nntionnl. for flftv
years, but no one would think of con
testing Ins ritrlit on that account.
If, as j
some sny, women have consented to be
represented by men, and therefore
are virtually represented, they surely
nave a rigut to wituuraw such consent
at nnv time and become mniiu;; i-.
jHmibtc. ir I may choose an admin-
istrator or my political almirs, it is plain
that I may act tor myself, iu case mv
choice lias proved unfaithful, or iucom-
pClCllt, or UOtll.
2. Women are citizen of the Vniled
States and are thus entitled to vote, by !K1 to go home to them boys and tell
virtue of tho Fourteenth Amendment!'"" t,1Qt !l!t,,r..old ln.irs been lyin' to
to the national constitution. See mi
nority report of the judiciary committee
or the House or Representatives, Janu
ary, 1S71. Also arguments by Mrs.
Stanton and Mrs. Hooker bofore Senate
judiciary, January, 1S72.
::. Registrars, in reiustng to register
the names of women citizens desiring
to vote, assume luiiicuiuunctions not be
longing to their office, and do virtualiy
trample upon the most fundamental
rights of American citizenship; and
there is no appeal from their decisions
and no release save by suits at law, in
volving mucii delay and heavy expense.
By our laws, every male voter must
be of good moral character and able to
reatl the constitution intelligently; yet
thousands or men every year arc regis
tered and allowed to vote who fall to
realize these qualifications. Registrars
cheerfully put these names upon their
list; boams oi select men tanc no notice;
oflicers of election receive and count i
these legal votes, ail these functionaries . day. The aggregate surface of the air
leaving it to the Legislature to decide j cells of your lungs, supposing them to
in cases of contested seats, or on com- be spreatl out, exceeds 20,000 square in
plaints or fraud and illegality, who are chos.
not legal voters. How much more Tho weight of your brain is three
should tho questton of the legality of
the votes ot women citizens who arc or
good moral character, intelligent read
ers or and thinkers upon the constitu
tion honest tax-payers and obedient
subject to the laws of the State, betaken
out of the hands of these inferioroflleers,
and decided by the State Legislature
after full discussion by competent mem
bers of that body.
4. Tills may be done in various ways,
j among which I will suggest only two
lo) A resolution may be passed by
this very Legislature similar to the one
proposed in the minority report or the
House Judiciary Committee, which is
It is said by the majority or the com
mittee that, "ir the right or female citi
zen suffrage is vested by the Constitu
tion, that right can be established by
.t. r... ll
tut; uuui i.
We respecifully submit Hint, with 1
regaru to me competency ami qum men
tion of electors for members of the
House, the courts linvc no jurisdiction. !
This House is the sole judge or the
oleciion return nnd nualification ot its
own members (articlo 1. section 5, or
Constitution) and it is for the House
alone to decide upon a contest, who are,
and who are not, comnotent ami quali
fied to vote. The judicial department
cannot thus invade the prerogatives of
me political department.
Aim it is perfectly proper, in our opin
ion, for the Houe to pass a declaratory
resolution, which would be an index to
tiie action of the House, should the
question be brought before it by a contest
for a seat.
Wc therefore recommend to the House
the adoption or the following resolu
tions: Retail ed by the House of Ie)re$enlu
tit, That the right or suffrage is one of
the inalienable rights of citizens of the
United States, subject to regulation by
the States, through equal and Just laws.
That this right is included in the
"privileges of the citizens of the United
States," which are guaranteed by sec
tion 1 of articlo 14 of amendments to
the Constitution of the United States;
aud that women citizens, who are other
wise qualified by the laws of the Stato
where they reside, are competent voters
for Representatives in Congress.
Besj. F. BCTLim.
Such a resolution would silence the
unjust proposal that women shall con
test their cases in the courts before they
are allowed to appear at tho polls. Tho
manifest constitutional and democratic
firoceediiig is: appcaranco at tho polls,
llegality of votes declared by the legis
lature, appeals to the courts.
lb) A bill mavbc passed that shall en
title women citizens to be recognized as
electors of President and Vice-President
under the same conditions ami sltu.a-
Hons as arc prescribed for oilier elec-lors.
Here is the form of such a bill, which
recently passed the Senate in the State
Maine bv a vote of fifteen to eight
and which failed to pass the House bv
only four votes and this vote I am in
formed by a member of the Legislature
"was wfiolly spontaneous nnd given
An art abolishing all law discriminat
ing between female anil male suffrage
in the election of President and Vice
President of tho Vnltcd States.
lie it enacted by the. Senate and Home
of Representatives in Lcrjislnturc assem
bled, as follows:
Section 1. Every female citizen of the
I'nited States of the age or twenty-one
yenrs and upward, with the same ex
ception as is applied to male citizens in
section 1 of article 2 of the Constitution
of this State, having her residence es
tablished in this Stato for the term of
three months next preceding any elec
tion for President and Vice-President
of the I'nited States, shall be an elector
for President and Vice-President of the
I'nited Slates, in the city, town, or
plantation where her residence Is so es
tablished, in the same manner as now
provided by law for male citizens in
Section 2. The provisions of sections
"S and 79 of chanter 4 of the revised
statutes, shall apply to this net so far as
may be necessary lo carry the same into
Either of these methods might come
within the provisions of article C section
C of the State Constitution, which de
clares that "Laws shall bo made to sup
port the privileges of free suffrage."
An old Democrat, a delegate from
Orange county, Intl., was seen leaning
against the wall of a building a few
minutes after the adjournment of the
Convention, weeping bitterly. When
interrogated by a kind-hearted gentle
man, who was passing, as to the cause
of his trouble, asking at the same time
if lie could serve him in any way, the
mortified and deeply humiliated old
mnn replied: "No, my good man, you
can't do mo no good. God knows I
wish I was dead; for forty long years
I've been votin' the Democrat ticket,
and I've made anaflldavv that I'd stand
by the party, and here they have gone
mm ptisseu unicra 10 vote lor Jiurrts
Greeley, and I've got to do it or break
my aflldavy! And that ain't all, Mis
ter; l'vo raised nine sons, and they're
Ii vin', ami I've spent many aud many a
ght reading Hendricks' and other
-weiuocniuc speecnes io mem ciiuurcn
v0' lately too to teach 'cm what
au everiasuir oui nigger unci aim lyiir
put-ilk uiu vtruuiuy was, iliiu lion
they're all gono back on me, aud I've
them all his life, and that old Horris
Greeley is one or the Lord's nuiuted!"
And the poor, deceived, aud almost
heart-broken old man, bursting into
tears again, trembling with emotion,
went ids way, saying only, "This is
too much to bear; 1 behove it will surely
break my heart."
As Ksy Lnssos is Physiolooy.
Supposing your age to be fifteen or
You have 150 hones and 500 muscles;
your blood weighs i" pounds; your heart
is five inches in length ami three Inches
in diameter; It beats 70 times per min
ute, -1,200 times per hour, 100,800 times
per day, and 30,722,200 times per year.
At each bent a little over two ounces of
blood is thrown out of it; and each day
it receives and discharges about seven
tons of that wonderful fluid.
Your lungs will contain a gallon of
air, and you inhale 25,000 gallons per
I pounds. When you are a man it will
welch about eight ounces more,
Your nerves exceed 10,000,000 in num
ber. Your skin is composed of three layers,
and varies from one fourth to one-eighth
of an inch iu thickness. The area of
your skin is about 1,700 square inches.
Kadi stiuare inch contains 3,500 sweat
ing tubes or perspiratory pores, eacli of
which may be likened to a little drain
tile one-fourth of nn inch long, making
an aggregate length or the entire surface
of vour hotly of 201,100 feet, or a tile
ditcli for draining the body almost forty
Mrs. Stowk os Polyoamy. A little
while airoa party of influential ladles
and gentlemen from the Fast, visiting
General Morrowat Camp Douglas, start
ed an interestingconvcrsation on thesnb
iect or Mrs. Stenliouse's new book on
polygamy, "icn it au." in tne course
or that conversation it was agreed to
call upon Mrs. Stenhouse, and suggest to
Her to write .Mrs. J larrict needier totowe,
sollcitiinr from that famous woman, who
did so much iu her uncle loin's Cabin
to demolish shivery, a preface to the
treat book now in hand on ixdycaniy.
which, it is to be honed, will be, tliouidi
in a more limited sphere, not less potent
against the barbaric twin relic of slav
ery. Tho author of "What I know
about poiygnmv" wrote to the anther of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," and the following
is the answer:
Bostos, July 1, 1S72.
"My Diuk Madam: I received your
letter, and, as I am to be traveling this
summer, and I have written at once a
short preface of a general nature which
I hope will answer your purpose. I am
happy to be able to do the least thing
which can show how heartily I sym
pathize with the effort you are making.
May God bless both it and you is the
prayer of, Yours ever truly,
How fond some of our male coteni
poraries arc of criticising a woman, in
tones of fulsome eulogy or disgusting
abuse, and how eagerly they lay hold of
anything that can possibly be construed
into double meaniugs for the purpose of
gloating over her weakness and indtilg
inir in their own sensual tendencies. It
i3 indeed a daring, aggressive spirit who
can assume to meet meso male tcaudal
irobblinjr washerwomen of other neonle's ,
linen iu the public press, and any stirrer
up of social or political soil must expect
from such Darwinian species much har
rowing, rolling and spading, and some
"wild-cat" speculating before realizing
a profitable harvest. Pioneer.
A husband can readily foot the bills
of a wife who is not afraid of bcitig seen
footing the stockings of her husband.
Qreeloy's Denunciation of Himself.
The following was addressed only last
year by Mr. Greeley to Frank P. lilair,
when the latter was playing "Liberal
Republican" in Missouri:
"Sir: Yon formerly adhered (I then
thought you belonged) to the Republican
party; you are now among the bitterest
of its enemies. Yon fought against the
rebels iu our late civil war. You have
since been a cadidatc for a high office on
whom they staked- all their holies anil
1 . A tr
nines aim cnons. uu were a union
Representative in Congress throughout
the four years which directly followed
my utterance, of L&6O-01, but you ditl
noi men wmsper an objection to mem,
nor to my working hard for the election
of your brother 16 SUI a place in Mr.
Lincoln's Cabinet; but you are now
again iu Congress, witli all rebeldom
at your back, and you xiersistently as
sail me for those utterances before you
arc ralrly warm in your seat. In this
you are true to your life-long guiding
star self interest and again my incli
nation coincides witli your purpose.
You would like to be the next candidate
or tiie rebels and pro-rebels for Presi
dent; and I, for reasons which nowise
flatter vou, wish success to that aspira
tion; so I gratify your desire for a con
troversy. Nay, more, I assure your new
friends that, iu spite or past vacillation,
they may trust you so long as they care
not to thwart your ambition. You
never thought or leaving tho Republi
cans till you sought tiie Speakership at
their hands and were denied it; and you
will bo equally true to your present con
federates until they in turn shall have
set your heart.
General, I long ago learned that prin
ciples were inconvenient, ami that he
who makes his own aggrandizement his
aim must wear them looaely or put
them aside altogether. I doubt that you
would ever have attained your present
dizzy elevation had you permitted your
self to be encumbered with them. Rut
I am old-fashioned and cannot change
my camp or my flag with your admired
facility. H. G."
It would be difficult for nnv one to
more correctly sketch the present posi
tion of Mr. Greeley, and it shows clearly
how little he at that time knew himself.
Like one of old he was ready to exclaim,
"Is thy servant a dog that he should do
this thing?" Yet like his prototype he
is exceeding ail mat lie couiiemueu in
Frank I. Blair. He thought Blair for-'
merly bclouccd to the Remiblicau nartv. I
We thought Mr. Greeley did, but he,
too, is now one of its bitterest enemies.
He, too, fought the rebels. He is now
their candidate for the highenl office on
whom they htakc all their hones, hates
land efforts. He now has ail rebeldom
at his back, and is fiercely assailing his
former associates, Itrtore lie has got into
his seat nt all. Iu doing this is lie not
also true to st-ir interest ? Can he give
one rule for Blair and adopt another for
himself, when lie exactly counterparts
Blair's acts? Blair would have liked to
be and Greeley i the candidate of the
rolinlR nml tkifi.r.tlit.1. rn Pwnatflnut TT..
in fact has snatched this coveted "prizo
from Frank, whom he denounced for
desiring nml seeking it. We think the
rebels may trust Greeley Blair's cov
eted place so long as they will gratify
Ills ainbtion. No man can show more
willingness to grant all their desires in
return for their votes. He never thought
of leaving the Republicans until he
sought the Presidency and knew they
would not give it to him. The lesson lie
long ago learned In reference to princi
ples lie is now putting in most vigorous
practice. He lias been enabled to shake
off ids ohl-ftithioned integrity, and to
ciinngo ins camp ami nag witu atimira-
bio facility. Jlow little lie tliouglit
wlicn lie penned those wituerinc lines
that they were so soon lo amdv to him
self. lotca llepublivun.
William Cnllmi IlrvntiL's lwiner. lhn
Evcninn Post. Is known as a fair and in-'
dependent paper, which avoids the usual
clap-trap fabrications of political cam
paigns, it opposed urant as long as tne
Liberal movement, in its opinion
firomiscd something better. It is pun
ished in New York; and speaks what it
knows of them who surround and control
Horace Greeley. Ami in its Thursday
evening editorial it says:
"There is no escaping the fact that
Greeley is supported by the disreputablo
ami most dangerous classes of the popu
lation everywhere. Surely this is not
accidental, and ir not accidental, it is
not totally meaningless. If sometimes
reputable men enroll themselves in his
party, the cases arc exceptional, while it
is universally true, almost without any
exceptions that the most objectionable
nl.imi.lniM Ilin imlittreil liiiimners. tile
men bankrupt in reputation, the camp
followers or all political parties, tho
roughs and rowdies of the slums of all
the cities as Greclev himself lias so
often described them, are rallying
The decent men are shocked at the com
panionship which is forced upon them.
The more reputable journnls are shanio
faccd to acknowledge themselves in
sucli company. The people who flock
around Greeley, do so simply because
the Democratic party comes into power
with him with tho ability and means to
reward its followers, or else the cunning
and corrupt men of all parties are
gathering about him from all quarters
because they know that the administra
tion of affairs under him will bo in the
hands of the worst of men, over whom
a man so weak, so vacillating, and so
unable, can exercise no control; against
whom, even if he were always or honest
purpose, he would hax-e no defence
except tho poor one of his low, selfish
DniSKlso. No man ever became a
drunkard, lived a drunkard's life, died a
drunkard's death, and hi l n drunkard's
grave, as a matter free choice. No one
ever became an excessive drinker who
did not begin by tiie habit of being
moderate, a very moderate drinker, ir
it were the habit or ail not to tako the
first step and thus not become moderate
drinkers, the unutterable horrors and
woe, the destitution and crime, which
result from tills master evil of intemner-
and friends ami communities would not
i anop. would cense. i,llu '
mourn over loved ones thus dishonored
aud lost. Rut It is the habit or drinking
becoming the law or their being and or
their daily life, the lacn oi res sung
power resulting from this terrible thral
dom, the fever or habitual temptation
and appetite, which causes that yearly
death-march of sixty thousand of our
people to the saddest of all graves, fol
lowed as mourners by half a million or
worse than widowed wives and worse
than orphaned children.
On'y a Onpof Ooffee.
Fields parklwl like snow in the sun.
Away in the distance rose the moun
tains, hare and brown. Close by the
railroad track stood the rough station
buildings, ami two or three adobe huts
where refreshments were otlered to
travelers. The express had thundered
by an hour before, and now the third
class came leisurely up aim sioppeu,
stepped the passengers, intent upon
1-f.ict Mtm f.iviiili- li-ltl lifinilfvllf
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1 limit- imi-iiiirtiis M-Itli Hinm mnl:inc ton
and ciifTcc, as they wanted it, on the
stovo in tho car. Rut most of the
company were men who did not know
much about helping- themselves. One
slender lad, Harry Minturn, sat in a
seat at the other cniU?f the car until ali
around him had gone out; then taking
out his purse, lie carefullycountod its
scanty contents. It had taken weeks or
saving to get enough to buy the ticket
for the East, aud his margin was small
when that was done.
"Rreatl and butter this morning," he
said, as he joined the crowd outside. A
few steps off he saw a modest little
shanty, which seemed to have uobody
"That's the place for my money,"
thought Harry. Suturing, a delightful
odor of eollec greeted him. Just- the
smell seemed to warm him, and his
hand in his pocket felt the bits longingly.
Alas! he knew just how fnr they would
go, and just how many meals they
would buy; and Harry hail learned that
it is safe never to spend your last penny,
aud honorable to scrimp and save, ami
even appear mean, so that you do not go
in debt. The jolly young fellows who
sang songs and told stories in the cars
would itavo lent him money, careless
whether it was ever paid. Rut Harry
would as soon have begged as borrowed.
An old woman sat knitting iu a chair
by the stove. She gave the latl a chair
and asked him what lie would have.
"Two slices of bread and butter, if you
"That's all." said Harry. The ureat
round or corned beer and cold mutton
wore not for him.
"Looks hungry, poor boy!" said the
woman to herelf. "Something near
tho size of mv Jim."
She cut two generous slices from her
large loar anil put plenty or minor on
Over her glasses, now and then,
she watched the appetite witli which
he ate. I
I "Rather dry, now, isn't it?" i
. "Oh, no," sahl Harry, "I never tasted j
' anything better."
' "Won't you take a cup of coffee witli
' it ? Do."
I "Madam," said Harry. "I've three
thousand miles to go. ami just enough
J money to take ma there. Home is at
the other end. I've enough for bread
' this morning, but not enough for coffee,
PU thank you for some water."
, "Boy," said the widow, "I have a boy
1 off at sea somewhere near your age, aud
J some tiny, on his way to me, lie may
! Iifirp In "n mi short mi Inim. XVm vnn
, be my Jim this morning, and have your
1 wish you couui nave seen me big'
blue and white cup into which she
poured tho yellowcrenm, anil stirred the
sugar, anil filled up with foaming eoflee.
I wish you could have seen Harry drink
it, ami then, when she wouldn't take a
bit from his store, just put his arms
around her neck and said:
"Well, mother, if you won't tak any
thing else, you must let me kiss you for
It rumpled the cap-bonier a little, but
it did the old lady good, nnd the hands
lrom me nmn coming a moment aner,
, lotinu ner more cnipper ami ciieery man
The fieldsare there yet, glittering with
alkali; the brown adobe huts, tho un-
painted shanty, and the liare rugged
' cliffs in the distance. Old Mother Mat
loy still makes her bread and coffee for
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the ra lway folks, ami waits for Jim to
come iu some day. Harry, westward
bound again, with business i before him retllm loheP fa'thers houso bufc ho
and rundsin bis ; pocket, is inteiiding to : wruset, t0 receive llL.r saying, "Dust
stop at tiiat station to take a love token 'tll0U art and unto Dust tllou sltaltre
to that good old heart that gave him in turn." And she got up and "dinted."
his need what seemed like nectar, i l
though it was only a cup of eollVe. , A clergyman who was recently dis-
Pakadoxies. Water thrown into a
red-hot metallic vessel does not boil, as
we should expect, but quietly gathers
itseir together, forming a more or less
. perfect sphere,
floats about gracefully on the surface as
, aim in mat condition
it slowly evaporates away, if at the
same timoa very evnporizable substance,
as liquid sulphuric acid is thrown in, the
water may actually oe irozen m a red-
1 Water boiled in a gloss flask until the
! upper part of the vessel is entirely filled
I with steam, aud then dexterously corked
i beforoaircaii gain admission and placed
In cold water, recommences to boil.
The boiling is produced by cold instead
of heat, ami the experiment i3 known as .
the culinary paradox.
If steam from boiling at 212 degrees is
passed into a solution of salt iu water,
tho temperature of the salt solution '
steadily rises, passing two hundred and i
twelve degrees, reaches the boiling point
or the solution, and finally the latter
also boils at a temperament as high and
even higher than 50 degrees, according
to its nature. There we have the ex-
traordiunry result or obtaining a higher!
temperature, say 250 degrees, from a '
lower one viz: 212 degrees. i
If there is anything in nnture that j
possesses a positive character it is light, i
let the physicist may so reuect me.
light from a given source so as to cause
It to destroy itself and produce darkness.
In like manner two sounds may be made
to interfere witli each other and either
produce silence or increased intensity of
sound, at tho will of the operator.
A few weeks ago a very old man died
in London, at the age of ninety-one.
Ho bore an extraordinary resemblance
to the first Napoleon, and boasted to the
hour of ids deatli of having won the bat
tle of Jena. The following was his story,
which, however true or false, was uni
versally accepted: "During a critical
moment of the battle, Albolino (this
soldiers begin to waver, mounted a horse
was the old mairs name,) seeing tne
I and galloping in froi
cried out, 'I am yon
ward!' His corporal':
onr Emperor! For-
s uniform aud his
resemblance to the Emperor created
such enthusiasm in the ranks that they
pressed forward and the battle was won;
not, however, before the Prussians had
noticed tho cheat, and Albolino was
seriously wounded. Ho lived upon a
pension in Paris until quite an old man,
and then went to end his days in Lou
A woman at Chelsea, 111., has dial
from a spider bite.
"One of those things no fellow can
find out" a good husband after 11 r. m.
A rattlesnake bite w.as cured lately at
Fayette, III., by liberal applications of
A Peoria dentist announces that he
extracts teeth witli great pains. Most
Leisure is sweet to thoe who have
earned it, but burdensome to those wlw
get it for nothing.
It is an error to imagine lha.t womeu
talk more than men. They're listened
to more that's all.
Josh Billings says very truly, "You'd
better not know so much than to know
so many things that ain't so."
A stylish bonnet can be obtained from
Paris for $120. Indulgent husbands will
cut tills out to show their wives.
King Amadous, of Spain, lias signed a
decree providing for the gradual aboli
tion of slavery in the colonies or Cuba
and Porto Rico.
The public should remember that tha
rate of postage upon transient newspa
pers to any port iu the United States is
now only one cent.
A writer, in giving advice to bathers,
remarks that it is only good swimmers
who get drowned at the beaches. Tlie-y
venture out too far.
A little boy in Buffalo bled to death
from tiie effects or a wound in the leg,
caused by a glass bottlo which was
thrown at him by a playmate.
Or a miserlv man who died or soften
ing of the brain a local paper said: "His
head gave way, but his hand never did.
His brain softener, but ins nearc
In Switzerland a milkmaid who is a
good singer gets more salary than oth
ers, because under tho influence of mu
sic cows "give down" batter and give
A wise physician once said, "I ob
serve that every one wishes to go to
heaven, hut I observe also that most
neonle are willincr to take a izreat deal
I of disagreeable medicine first."
Mrs. Mary F. Snow, of the Pacific;
Slopo Woman Suffrage Convention,
says that a great many more men than
women, proportionately, seem torealiza
the enfranchisement of women.
A man iuearcerated in the Tombs has
been figuring in chalk on the walls of
his cell. It read: "In New York city
thespires of 342 churches, worth $11,130,
000, point heavenward. I am here for
stealing a loaf or bread for my starving
In deference to leap year, tho women
of Viroqua, Wisconsin, conducted tho
frourm or July celebration. The mar-
j ?iaI, of the day, orator, reader of the
Declaration of Independence all all
which, twine me urave
men looked on and admired.
The servant of a Prussian oflleer ono
day met a crony, who inquired how ha
got along with his fiery master. "Oh,
excellently," answered thesorvant; "wo
live on very friendly terms every
morning we beat eacli others coats; ho
takes Ids off to be beaten, and I keep
The remnins of a woman ami her new
Iwrn babe were found in the fifth story
of a Pittsburg warehouse last week.
She had been deserted by her drunken
husband, and left to give birth to her
'child and then die alone, and remain
unburied till the stench of decomposi
tion attracted attention.
A young woman once married a man
111 Ilin linma nf Tiiuf rnvntn.-t ll.v ...31. I
i .j ...w .......is v. i'u.jn uc:aLiiai, lilt; jail m
hr TOrents. After fashort t:nlB ? . "l
i boftI1 to mmrrnd. nml slm !,ttm,.t,i f
1 intemperance astonished his audience
cuuismy ilium lite mtiriuiiiK iitureuse oi
i by exclaiming: "A young man in my
neighborhood died very suddenly last
rmuuui -iium x preiicmng tiic nos-
i i1 'r ucnanj omm ui iuiu.iuuigu.
I Moral clergymen should study gram-
, A good story is told of a clergyman in
a Massachusetts town who forgot his
notes on sabbath morning, and as it
was too late to send for them, ho said to
his audience, by way of anolosv. that
this morning lie should have to depend
upon the Lord for what he might say,
but that in the afternoon he would come
Adventuhe with RattIiB6SAKE3.
a simple minded farmer in Arkansas
had an adventure with rattlesnakes, a
few weeks ago, which might have
proved fatal to a wiser man. He was
looking for some stray cattle, and on
jumping from a rock upon a pile or loose
stones, hcsuddenly found himself in the
preseneo of a family of rattlesnakes,
Tho reptiles played a lively tune with
their rattles, hissed, coiled themselves
in attitudes or defence, and seemed
ready to dart their fangs into the
farmer's flesh. Their conduct struek
him as so ludicrous that he stood
still and roared with laughter. Toal
alter peai issiieu irwu ins inroat, ami
the rattlesnakes, utterly astounded,
beasm to uncoil and creep awav. and
soon disappeared in the crevices of tho
rocks. Tho simple-minded farmer then
wiied Ills eyes, which his laughter had
filled with tears, and went home and
told the story of his adventure, which
lie persists was tho funniest thing he
ever experienced in all the days of his
Some people arc as carefiil of their
troubles as mothers are of their babes;
they cuddle them, and ling thorn, and
cry over them, and fly Into a passion
with you if you try to tako them away
frnni lliom Mm. t.-nt.t i-m. In fret Wltlt
them, to ho'lp them to believe that they
uuvl' ueeu worse ireaieii in
else. If they could, they woum ''
f ll.nl. nrtat ill 11 COllI
mug over the mnntle-sheir for ear
body to look at. And their griof makes
them ordinarily selfish- hoy think
more or their little grief i tho Lf
and in the cradle than they of ail mo
world bosido; and they sol yo arc
hard-hearted if you "don 't fret. An.
you don't understand nie-jou can r,
enter into my trial!"
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