The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, September 13, 1872, Image 1

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    II M. A. J. IrtMWAY, Wl(r and Proprietor
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A Journal for Ute Teoplp.
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'Well, Alice, tire you satisfied (hut
Norm a ii is a rascal, though his name
may sound aristocratic and his air is
quite a distinguished one?" asked the
Colonel, a the door closed upon Cather
ine. "Nev.-r mention his name to me
again, I lieg of you, tny dear husband,"
replied Mrs. Hewitt, rather crest-fallen.
"I never was so deceived in a person be
fore. Hut, thank Heaven, our chlhl is
saved from ho dishonorable a union!"
she exclaimed, as she threw her arms
around her daughter, while the tears
dropjied from her eyes.
"1 sincerely rejoice with you, my
dear friends," added Mrs. Bummers. "I
must see that woman once more, for I
have taken a deep interest in her. Per
haps I can persuade her to visit her
brother in France, in company with
myself, where I intend going sliortiy."
"And, mother, for so I must now call
you," said Harry, smiling, "we will
take a trip with you, providing 'Dell
"Which would suit her exactly," re
plied the happy young bride.
"That's a bargain then," said Harry
"We will start for the Soutii this after-
iiuuii, wiere we uiienu spending a
month or two, as we promised, ami
then heigh-ho for Europe! And sup
pose you go along, Sis," added he, as ho
turned to his sister.
"Thank you, dear brother, for your
kind invitation, but I would prefer re
maining at home to keep papa ami
mamma company, for you know they
would be very lonely should we bolh
leave for so long a time."
"Ever thoughtful, sweet sister," said
Harry, patting her on the head. "But
come, mother, let us take luncheon. It
is nearly twelve o'clock by my watch,
ami we are to take the cars at one."
"Certainly, my son, I will see that it
is ready immediately. I had almost
forgotten that you and my newly-marie
daughter were to leave so soon," ami '
rising, she lea the parlor.
Harry, Cordelia and 'Pell stood .look
ing out of the window, commenting
upon the various pedestrians. Blanche,
who had taken Mrs. Hewitt's scat, was
rejoicing Sonera over Catherine de
Midci's opportune arrival. leaving tl
Colonel to entertain Mrs. Summers,
when Rissey, opening the door, ex
claimed, as she showed a double row of
"Massa Hewitt, dar am two perliccman
at de front door, waitin' to 'seort you
'long wid 'em de same as Massa Nor-
hirii yisterday!" and throwing the door
wide open, revealed to view the same
two officers who had taken charge of
"Good day, sir," said one of them,
coming forward and bowing to the Col
onel. "The prisoner whom we cap
tured yesterday has escaped, aim we
are on track of him. He was said to
have been seen coining in this direction
last night between the hours of eleven
and twelve, ami knowing no reason to'
Lite contrary, we thought perhaps you
had him secreted. We shall therefore
be obliged to search your house."
"Which you are at libertj to do; so
walk in gentlemen," answered the Col
onel ; "but as to me secreting so noto
rious a villain as lie is, I assure you I
have not, neither do I know anything
of his whereabouts, and the only thing
that alarms me is that, now he lias es
caped, he may not be brought to justice
and feel the severe penalty of the law
which he certainly deserves. But how
did he escape?"
"Why, you see," continued the first
speaker, "he threw the officers entirely
off their guard by his indignant sub
mission, telling them that to-day lie
would bring forth witnesses to prove
hie utter innocence of the charges made
against him gentlemen whom he said
had known him from childhood. He
then asked the favor of a more comfort
able apartment than a prison cell, say
ing lie would pay for every accommoda
tion, ami much more which I cannot
remember. Seeming to feel greatly dis
tressed to think that he had even beeu
suspected of so gross a crime, ami at a
moment, too, when he supposed himself
the happiestof men, the judge, taking
pity upon him, ordered him to he re
moved to an upper room of the prison,
which was done ami a sentinel placed
at the door to keep guard. About nitm
o'clock last evening he requested some
refreshmenu to lie brought to his room,
-handing the jailor a ten dollar gold
piece to procure them with. In the
course of half an hour or so the jailor
returned with the desired articles, and
placing them upon a table, was turning
tp depart, when the prisoner grasped
him by the throat ami placed a small
vial to his nose, containing, it in sup
posed, chloroform. 1 Ids is all we know
about it, save that he served the senti
nels in the same way and thus made
his escape. When the jailor revived,
he found himself lying upon the floor!
Picking himsejf up as quickly as possi
ble, he looked around, but the bird had
flown. Hushing from the room, In his
fi ij.'bt he "-tumbled over (lie sentinel,
an-1 thus brought him to hiJ sense?.
Thoy searched everywhere, but in vain,
ami wo were Pent In pursuit. We were
tokl by a colored woman who sells hot
corn in front of the Toombs that she
saw a man coming from the prison di
rectly towards here, when she, turning
a corner, lost sight of him ; so we, sup
posing it might le the one we are in
pursuit of, received orders to search
your house; but, feeling confident that
he is not beneath your roof, we will re
tire," and bowing politely, wore de
parting, when Harryremarked:
"If you could first fiud the woman
who brought you hero yesterday, per
haps she would bo of great service in
assisting you."
"True enough! true onough!" ox
elaimed both in a breath. "She is to
appear to-morrow as witness, and till
then we will proceed no farther."
lire. Summers, speaking low to the
Colonel, desired him to send for Cather
ine to come to his house onco more, say
ing she knew of no other way for a lat
ter to reach her, as sho was to leave
that day for tho South. The Colonel
did as he was requested, and the officers,
promising to do all in their power to
wards finding Norman, bade them good
day. As soon as they were gone, luncheon
was announced, which having been
hastily dispatched, Harry with his
brido and her mother entered the car
riage and were soon on their way to
their sweet sunny home at the South,
leaving Mrs. Hewitt, the Colonel and
the three girls feeling quite lonely after
their happy sojourn with them.
"Well, girls, now that all excitement
is over and we are once moro alone,
suppose avo have a little rati9ic," and
opening the piano, the Colonel led
Blanche to It, telling her she must not
refuse, but sing one good old-fashioned
song for him.
Just as Blanche had finished her
song and was about giving placo to one
of the other girls, Andrew Colter and
Claude Montrose were announced.
"Go on! go on!" exclaimed the jovial
Andrew, as ho saw Blanche leaving her
"You are a little too late; I have just
finished," replied she, laughing. "But
Miss Marsh will favor you; will you
not, 'Delia?" and she cast a supplicat
ing look towards her cousin.
"I will play, hut I seldom sing ; it re
quires more exertion than I am fond
of," answered Cordelia, as she took tho
seat offered her and liegmi playing a
brilliant opera.
'That was superb! 1 Imve cA a jxn-
chant for music! Do be kind enough to
favor mo with another as good," said
the youug Frenchman, shrugging his
shoulders, as Cordelia finished. Re
seating herself, she played one or two
waltzes, and then gave place to Sonora,
who favored them with several songs.
As the last was ended, Andrew turned
to Blanche:
"Well, girls, what do you say to an j
evening at Burton's? After the melan
clioly termination of yesterday's happi
ness, we all need something to cheer up
our spirits, and I know of no antidote
as good as n hearty laugh at the comi
cal Burton. Mr. Montrose and myself
called purposely with the intention of
inviting you three young ladies. Soj
what do you say ? Come, Toodles' will !
do wonders toward making us lively."
"Oh, I should be dolighted!" ex
claimed Cordelia, with more animation
than she had exhibited for some time,
as she silently caught the gaze of Claude
fixed upon her.
"And I, forauother," chimed Blanche.
"Let us go, Sonora."
"I feel so perfectly "happy to think
that my unfortunate bridal terminated
as it did that I need no other restorative
to my feelings, and must therefore de
cline your kind invitation, preferring to
remain at home in quiet," was tho gen
tle reply of Sonora.
"I do regret exceedingly, Miss Hew
itt, that you cannot make one of our
happy party," said the exquisite Claude;
"but I fully appreciate your delicate
feelings, while I lament the sad career
of one whom I unfortunately considered
a friend. Poor fellow! Really ho is to
be pitied," and he flourished a highly
perfumed handkerchief.
Souora made no reply, for she already
dislikod this fop, and doubted his char
acter almost as much as Norman's,
though he pretended to be so Indignant
at the conduct of the latter. She said
muning, inougn in tier nenri sue nail a
strong suspicion that he had assisted j
Norman in his flight.
"Well, young ladies, we will call for
you at an early hour," said Andrew, as
they arose to leave.
"Wo shall be In readiness," replied
Blanche, as they followed them to the
door, when the young Frenchman
tipped his hat as he gave Cordelia a lin
gering glance which might have done.
credit to a knight or the olden times.
"Well, 'Delia, acknowledge that you
are in love with Claude; I will venture
to say ho is with you," said Blanche,
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laUgtling, as wv miuv utuuni uiviri
way to Sonora's nine room to nave a
good school-girl chat, a privilege they
had been denied for the last few days.
"Well, if it requires no more trouble
than that to fall, in love, why, there is
no knowing what I may tlo," replied
Cordtjlia, yawning.
"Dear Del!a, take my advice and do
not favor the attentions of that French
man, for I feel confident he is ho better
than his chum Nornian Burke, as I
shall call him In future," said Sonora,
as a chill passed over her frame.
"Oh, you of course are prejudiced,
dear 'Nora, on account of his close prox
imity to Norman," said Cordelia, color
ing slightly. "I think he has every ap
pearance of a gentleman, and I discover
nothing In him to dislike. However, I
am not in love."
"Better not be wilh him," thought
her friend, though sho said nothing
Cordelia, taking up a novel, threw
herself upon the sofa, and was soon bur
ied in its romantic pages, while Sonora
helped Blanche to arrange some articles
of dress in connection with her even
ing's toiler,
Andrew and Claude, true to their
agreomentjWereonhandatan early hour.
Never did Cordelia appear more lively
or Blanche more lovely than they did
on this evening and so thought the
gentlemen as they handed thorn to the
carriage, which was soon on its way to
tho scene of pleasure.
Ourhcroine,with a mind as composed
and tranquil as the uuripplcd wave on a
calm summer day, sat conversing with
Iter parents. Different subjects had
been discussed when Mrs. Hewitt, who
seemed to be In deep thought, turned to
her husband, saying:
"What do yon suppose I was think
ing about?"
"Well, I really can't tell, Alice?"
"I was thinking of Mr. Picrpont."
"Of Mr. Pierpont, hey?" answered
the Colonel, glancing toward his daugh
ter, whose cheeks for a moment Hushed
crimson, then, the color retreating, was
succeeded by a deathly paleness, as she
sat with her eyes seemingly riveted to
the floor.
"Yes. I have been contrasting his
conduct with Norman's," resumed Mrs.
Hewitt. "I have changed greatly
within the last few days, and should I
ever meet him again, shall consider
him one of my best friends, and shall
do all In my power to retrieve the con
duct I once exhibited to him. I admire
his principles, and consider him an up- .
right, noble-minded Christian, which ,
was always my opinion, notwithatand-
Ing I once despised his poverty ; but as ,
'experience is the best teachor,' I have i
learned a lesson, and in future shall
consider but secondary in comparison
to good principles and unsullied rcputa- !
tion and true mental worth, a man who I
can bring nothing but good looks to !
recommend him ; and I know Clarence
Picrpont to possess the three qualities I
have mentioned."
"Bravo! Nobly spoken, my own dear I
Alice," said the Colonel, taking the!
f ,., .,, , , . ,r I
hand of his wifo and Imprinting a i
hearty kiss upon it.
"I always knew
-your heart was right, though you tried
to teach it something that it could not
Sonora, whoso heart leaped within ;
her, could not speak for joy, till her i "i p'ves confidence and repose. With
father noticing her countenance, came I grow self
towards her. and placing her head i iim injvmaiilomtnnitinnnici.fwi- tim
against his breast, said
"Did you hear thai, sis? Do not
weep, my pet. Your father has long
read the true state of your heart. Cheer
up, all may be well yet! I am going to
write to a certain person, I need not say
who, to invite him to spend a few weeks
with us at our summer residonce. There
will be nothing in that, you know, for
we expect your cousin, Robert Neville,
who will bo lonely without a compan-
ion. l will maKe all necessary apolo -
gles, and if he loves you truly, he will
overlook evervfliinr In tlie linnn nf boa.
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ing you once more. So cheer un. mv
little one. Your father has not forcot
ton that he was once young."
Sonora, whoso sobs were distinctly
audible, looked up into her father's face
with a look that spoke far more than
words, and kissing him affectionately,
arose,, and taking a seat beside her
mother, wound her arms around her
neck, murmuring:
"Mother, dear mother, you have made
mo so happy!" and bursting into tears,
thoy wept together, while the Colonel,
feeling his own emotion choking him,
left the room to regain his wonted com
posure. Just then a loud ringing at the door
bell caused the mother and daughter to
"Who can that beatsolatcan hour?"
asked Sonora, drying her eyes.
Before she had scarcely time to
re -
cover liorself. Catherine de Mtdei snrmif
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Inln llm mi-lni. i:. uoctor; "UUl now many limes in me
in o the parlor, exc aiming: course of the day do you go to the cider
He lias escaped! he has escaped ! . cask, there, close by, under the pantry
My revenge is still incomplete! Ah'sheir? How many times a day? Tell
but I will have it vet "' ' that!" "How many times, doctor?"
"Calm yourself, mv rmr.,1
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Every endeavor will bo made lo re-cap
ture him, which no doubt will prove
successful " said the Colonel, who had
admitted her.
"Bo seated, dear madam." added Mr.
Hewitt, "dHd excuse me one moment,"
and hastily leaving the room, -fc.
turned villi -Mrs. bummers letter,
which she handed her. ! eignt bundles or matches. A transfu-
Catherine read the contents, and plac- ?I,V,of Pv0 l."dred cubic centimetres
: i, :., i. w. .i,in.l,'?.f."99,, w,,,oh 1,ad Ji"t been taken
"Piralto Valerie, the husband of Mrs.
Summer's sister, is my only brother,
and though dearly do I love him, still I
never expect lo sec him, for I cannot
accept this kind invitation," and resent
ing herself, she briefly related tho story
of Josephine Minium, the lovely wife of
Norman Burke, as we have already
heard it, stating the maimer in which
she became possessed of the facta, which
were as follows: Many Canoes, who had
been in search of Norman for the last ten
years, as well as herself, had traveled
through thegrcafer part of EurojK?, when
passing through Marseilles, ho became
weary and stopped at a cottage to get
scms refreshments where, rclatingsome
of his adventures, he mentioned the
name of Norman Burke, when the lady,
who happened to be tho identical Jose
phlno, requested him to relate nil he
knew about hor husband. In return
she told him hor own true story, which
only served to embitter Many Canoes
still more, who immediately upon re
turning to tho United States informed
Catherine of it, and she, wilh this added
to the wrongs of an injured mother, had
pursued him ever since. Once in the
meautimc she had seen him entering a
hotel in New Orleans, but e'er she could
wreak her vengeance upon him, lie had
become aware of hor watchful .vigilance
and eluded her grasp. Then moro and
more maddened than ever, she had fol
lowed him till now, and just as she
thought him safe within the walls of a
prison, ho had again escaped, and where
should sho turu ? She knew not.
"You had better remain with us to
night, dear madam. Take my advice
and givo up the pursuit of so heartless a
villain. He will meet his just reward,
depend upon it," said Mrs. Hewitt,
endeavoring to calm tho oxcited woman
before her.
"Never! so help mo Ood, never! till I
have my revenge of the wrong done my
child, my beautiful White Star, who,
though an Indian maid, was as dear to
the heart of her mother as the child of
tho pale-face. And can I obtain it no
other way, I will plunge this daggerinto
ids heart!" and laughing a bitter laugh,
she threw open thedoor,and before they
were hardly aware of her intention of
leaving, was gone, none knew where.
"Pdor, poor woman, how I pity her!"
exclaimed Mrs. Hewitt, as her husband
closed the door.
"Sho is indeed worthy of sympathy,"
answered he. "I fear she may be led to
commit a deed for.whioh she may have
cause lo repont. I do sincerely hope
that rascal may be re-captured, not only
that he may be punished, but that she
may be satisfied, for this is all she
asked, though she is determined to bo
revenged some way," and taking up the
evening paper, tho Colonel endeavored j
to direct his thoughts in a different
channel, while Mrs. Hewitt and Sonora
sat at tho window enjoying the bright
moonlight as they thought of the future
in hopeful anticipation.
T .T.:r . , ;fi ,
Ladyhood. A pleasaut and clever
,vriir 'r!iw. r.Lr,T, .i f.,.i.
the following oxnulsite limning of "the
truo lady:"
l-roni tnc lady mere cxiiaies a subtler
magnetism. Unconsciously she circles
herself with nn ntmosmhere nf linrnftlml
strength, which, to thoso who come into
rmlo are constrained to bo manner?, and
I the refined aro perfected; all spoiled
I unawares by tho charm of the flexible
lifirrnilv. tfin enmmnnflltif rrnnllnniiaii
ti,c thorough womanlinsss of her look!
speech and demeanor. A sway like this
s purely spiritual. i.very sway, every
jgjjgft oTKeScur!
ny, of right over brutality. The only
'real gains wo over make arc spiritual
! gains a further subjugation of the
"nlnn 1 to the 1, fines !
, the most characteristic acts of a lad v in
volve a spiritual ascension, a going out
i of herself. In her being and bearing.
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graces that give shape to the virtues of
trutniuiness. in tlie radiant reality ot
ladyhood tho artificial and the conven
tional are naught. Different from, op
posite to, the superpositions of art or
tho dictates of mode, is the culture of
the innate, the unfolding of the living, j
as (liiiercut as tucgiowor licaitu istrom
tho cosmetic stain that would counter
feit its tint.
A Wauxino to Cider Dijixokks.
A small South Welsh farmer one day
said to his medical visitor, "I cannot
think what has come to me, doctor; I
can't sleep o' nights, and tho least tiling
sets nic all of a quiver. 1 wish you
would give mesoraethlng to take for it."
"I wish," answered the doctor, "I could
fake away from you something you take.
You have got, or aro getting, delirium
tremens." "Nonsense, doctor!" the
other replied, "that's quite impossible.
I have always heard that delirium
i tremens comes from slronir drink. Now.
i I never take any tiling stronger than our
! home-made cuter, auu only
this little
cupful at a time." "True," said the
1 ilrvfnr- "lint HOW
ili ra' 1 ,,fi. 'u,t "ICU1'
i rail u iiiiii i i: iirvT" i tinii
counted them, doctor.
I never thought
of that."
j rnA1!S
, interesting case
! blond from one
ok Blood. A very
of tlie transfusion of
person to another re-
, cently took placcin Berlin. Thepatient
J-pffiS,? lfffigSfeSS
, taken a solution of the ignition mass of
from three persons In good health, was
effected in a vein of the arm. five
hundred centimetres of the patient's
own blood being at the same time taken
from an artory. An improvement in
ids condition at once set in, and he was
able to leave his bed soon after. '
According to the American Chemint, a
solution of three parts of borax and two
and a half parts" of sulphate of magnesia
will render dress fabrics fireproof.
Sex Yertna Humanity.
The great evil which women have to
complain of Is that thoy are always re
garded as teomen rather than as human
being, endowed with the same faculties,
the same needs, the same Interests, and
the same responsibilities, as are all the
race, and consequently requiring the
same freedom of action, anil the same
protection from government. In order
for them to develop their powers, they
must have freedom in all directions. It
matters little whether tho chains that
bind them are laws or customs, public
sentiment or absolute control, for the
one is just as cramping to the mass of
human beings as the other. A few in
all classes will rise above the controlling
influence of custom and public opinion,
but only a few; and, with the training
which lias kept woman in a subject state
for so many generations, it is not to be
expected that she would in many
instances brave the ridicule and scorn
that is heaped upon her whenever she
steps out of the narrow groovo in which
her life lias run forcenturles.
In the treatment of woman, sex has
takou the foremost place, and all else
has been made subservient to it. That
sex modifies the character, and deter
mines it to be different in many ways is
clear, but that it should be regarded as
so powerful that the whole nature is
changed by it, so that the needs and
aspirations, nay, even the personal
rights, are affected by it, is an cxtremo
Whoa women are regarded as a part
of the human family, and notas women,
we shall see the dawn of a brighter day,
both for men and women; for all which
tends towards greater justice, and com
plete equality m tho treatment of the
race, tends, inevitably, to the develop
ment and elevation of woman.
Are not the- interests of all classes so
intimately bound together that it is im
possible to separate them? Aro not
women a part of every family, of every
church, of every State? and is not their
life a part of the life of every com
munity? How then can they be
dwarfed and not dwarf men ? Are not
all men children of women, and arothej
not dependent on their mothers for a
part of their hereditary qualities?
now uinui, men. Is the seltisliness
that seeks to subject one-half of the race, I their relation to Christ, may ask and re
in order to dignify and cnnoblo the ceive this enduement of power to win
other. Tho fable of the dog and the
shallow is a good illustration of the
That women are different from men,
superior in some ways, inferior in
others, is only a proof that they comple
ment each other, mid that both are
needed in all that interests the race; ami
when their united action is felt In mak-
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iiou, in i ne iniiiisirunons oi religion, in
the healing of the sick, and in all the
organized charities and penal institu
tions of the world, we shall see the grand
hnrmony tiiat God designed when lie
made woman it help-meet for man.
Mkkcy B. J.u-ksox.
Now. If I were to give you a motto
to go through life with, one that would
stand you for warning and counsel in
any strait in which you might find
yourselves, I would give it In this word,
.1 UK'.
Don't waste vour lime and vour
strength, and your opportunities, by
always meaning to do something tlo it.
uniy wenKness comes or indecision.
Why, some veople have so accustomed
themselves to this way of dawdling
along from one thing to another, that It
really seems impossible for them to
squarely makeup their minds to any
thing. They never quite know what
they menu to do next, ami their only
pleasure seems to consist in putting
things ofT as long as possible, and then
dragging slowly through them, rather
than begin anything else. Don't live a
single hour of your life without doing
exactly what is to be done in it, and i
going straight through it. from begin
ning to end. Work, play, study: what
ever it is, take hold at once and finish it
up squarely and cleanly; and then to the
next thing, without letting any mo
ments drop out letwcen.
It is wondertul to see how many hours
these nromnt noonle contrive to make of
a day; it's as if they picked up the mo-1
incuts that the dawdlers lost. And if1
you ever find youself where you have
many things pressing upon tiiat you
hardly know how to begin, let me tell
you a secret: take hold of tlie very first
ono that comes to hand, ami you will
find the rest all fall into file and follow
after like a compajiy of well-drilled
soldiers; and though work may be hard
to meet wtien it charges m a squati, it is
easily vanquished if you can bring it
into line.
You may havo often seen the anecdote
of the man who was asked how he had
accomplished so much in his liife?
"My fathor taught me," was the reply,
"when I had anything to do, to go awl
do it." There is the secret the magic
word you:
Efficacy of Prayer. A brief but
bold essay recently appeared in tho
Contemporary Ilcview, on the question
whether the Deity does or does not give
a practical assent to the human prayer.
The article throws down one of the most
daring challenges, even in this doubting
generation, ami to a people who nave
listened to the speculations of such men
as Comte, Herbert Spencer, Tyndall. and
Huxley. This essay is prefaced by a
note from Professor Tyndall, and though
appearing as anonymous, is known to
havo been written by a man of great
eminence in his own high profession.
The writer suggests a plan to obtain an
accurate measure of tlie degree in which
praycrs for the sick alter the bills of
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morality. -Tie ince in u purlieu-
lar hospital a number ot persons suffer
ing from diseases which havo been
ascertained to cause on an average a
certain numbernf deaths. All believers
in tho efficacy of prayer would then be
invited to beseech, during four or five
vears. mat me jimiB"ii uu'u !raiun)
nf nrtvice ml behalf of those patients. If
the prayers were answered, the death
rate would, of course, he less than in the
hospitals that were not so highly
favored, and scientilio men would detect
tho influence of a spiritual force beyond
their nrovinee, and appreciable by none
of their gross tests. The believers In a
special Providence are challenged to
fight a battle on the Held of stntiirtlcs.
Dr. Johnson once silenced a notorious
female backbiter who was condemning
somo of her friends for painting their
cheeks, by the remark that "It is a far
less harmless thing for a lady to redden
her own cheeks than to blacken her
neighbor's character."
Finnej on Woman's Preaohing.
Rev. Charles O. Finney, of Oberlin, a
venerable Christian minister of un
doubted orthodoxy, has enrolled him
self among the advocates of woman's
preaching the Hospel. llodeclares that
the Holy Spirit calls not alone upon
men to convert and save, and, looking
back over a life-long experience in the
ministry 1 adds:
I could name scores of laymen whose
exhortations and conversations have
been instrumental in converting hund
reds upon hundreds of souls. This
enduemcnt was not at first, nor has it
been since, confined to the male sex.
Women have possessed it, and very
often in a remarkable degree. Paul had
his female helpers in proclaiming the
Gospel, whose usefolness he was frank
to acknowledge. In every age of the
church, and especially wherever revivals
of religion have existed, this power has
been given to women as well as men. I
am rejoiced to know that tho American
Board is learning more and more the
power and usefulness of female labors
in the missionary field. However men
may interpret the Bible, whatever
prejudices may exist in any branch of
tho church against tiie public gospel
labors of females, the fact remain that
God imparts to females, often in an
eminent degree, the power to win souls
to Christ. I have myself known a
goodly number of women who have been
amongst the most efficient laborers for
souls that I could anywhere find. I
could name women of diverse ages and
culture upon whom this power from on
high rested in a degree too manifest to
bo overlooked or denied. This emble
ment, then, is not confined to cither sex.
This power has been possessed by both
young and old, by young converts and
by ripe Christians. Many liave pos
sessed it from their first eonx-erstou,
whilst others have failed to obtain it
until they have beeu in the church for
many years. I have known ministers,
who have labored many years without
it, at last come to possess it in an emi
nent degree. Facts undeniably prove
that this enduement of power from on
high is and has been a gift common to
Christians of all ages and sexes and of
every degree of culture. It appears,
then, that all Christiana, bv virtue of
souls to him. It is evident that the
promise was not originally made to any
particular individuals, to the exclusion
of others. It is also manifest that the
bestowmentof tin? gift has not beeu con
fined to office, ace. or sex. So far as my
observation has gone, I havo found it to
exist as frequently amone laymen as
clergymen, and nearly as often among
women as men, ana quite as oiten
among young converts as older profes
sors of religion. Had 1 room in your
columns, and health ami strength to
perform the task, I could summon a
cloud of witnesses as proofig ami lllns-
trations oi wnni l nere asserr.
Light and trifling minds do not suc
ceed in life, for the reason that they
take no interest In their work. What
they do Is done mechanically, without
tliougnt or care, so mat they "kill" so
much time, and get paid for it. If they
talk, it is about that which has no
sense in it, showing clearly sraallness
of calibre and vacancy of thought. If
giris or young men, they aro or would
be constantly on the "go" and chatter
about very little somethings or noth
ings. An hour in such company is enough.
If it lie young men of tho same class,
the weightiest discussions nreon "how
to make tlie hair grow" on their femi
nine faces, or about somebody's fast
horse, lighting dog, or tho late runa
way match of two silly youths. One
seldom hears from them any reference
to the real duties of life, or to tiie work
by which they are to get a living.
If a
target company or a band of street min
strels passes the premises where they
"work," all these "light-weights" rush
to the doors and windows, leaving their
duties, it may be, in confusion. With
out exhibiting interest in their work,
witnout application, without energy or
perseverauce, and with no economy as
to the way in which they spent their
time, is it surprising that their "efTorts"
are not appreciated by their hard
hearted employer? These eyo-servairts,
these giddy human soap bubbles, aro
now "fixing tilings" for life. They are
sowing the wind, and will reap the
whilwind. Having "no interest in
their work," they will come to naught,
and perhaps assist in filling poor-houses,
asylums, hospitals and prisons.
Come Dowx, Father. Some one
has paraphrased the song, "Door Fathor,
Come Home," as follows: Oh, father,
dear father, come down with tho stamps,
my dressmaker's bill is unpaid sho
said she would send it right homo from
tlie shop, as soon as the llounces were
made. My new dress from is down
in the hall, the boy will not leave with
out pay I've nothing to sport with
can't go to tho ball, so please send the
shop-boy awav! Come down! come
down! Pleabe, father, dear father.
down! Oh. hear the sweet voice of thv
child, who cries in room alone; oil, who
could resist her most pitiful tears ? So,
fathor, with stamps you'll come down.
Oh, father, dear father, come down with
tlie stamps, my curls aro not fit to bo
seen the hair dresser said he would not
do them up unless I could pay him fif
teenho only asked twenty to give a
new set, and take tho old hair in cx-
nliimnn liml.lm .1.. .11.. .l-mfnT-f. ill'T Oil".
J fully rough, and so my back hair will
looK strange. L'otneuown! comeuowni
come down!
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Please, father, for Britian
A Britb. A party of excursionists
from Vallejo were returning home,
when they met a wagon containing a
man and his wife, the latter with a babe
in her arms. As they met, a wheel of
the wagon sunk into a mt hole, giving a
severe jolt, which threw tho woman and
infant out in the road. Before the car
riage could bo stopped both its wheels
passed over the woman, and also her
child, whom she held in firm embrace.
The Vallojo Chronicle says it is not
known how much they were injured.
as the woman's husband would not per
mitany of the excursionists to dismount
to her assistance, declaring the accident
was all his wire's fault. When the two
parties separated the man was upbraid
ing and abusing his wife for being so
awiiward as to fall from tho wagonl If
me man nau been holding tho baby he
would undaubfcdlvhfivAih
tosave himself. That woman isentffled
to a divorce.
Who Was Lola Meutez ?
A traveler in Limerick says: "Per
sons still living in that city say.-, thev
remember Lola Monte lit her girlhood,
and speak of her beauty and kindne. .
of heart as something not to be forgot
ten. Tho house in which she was born
is pointed out a rather dingy building
in a narrow street."
A different story of her origin is there
told from that usually accepted. Her
name was Eugenie Moncton instead of
Elizabeth Gilbert. She was the illegit
imate daughter of a French officer and
an Irish widow or position ana bril
liancy, who became attatcbed to each
other in Paris. Hei mother lived in
Dublin, but went to Limerick to con
ceal her condition. The child was g;wn
to an honest and reputable family t
rear as their own, receiving a liberal
sum for her education and support. At
ten the little Eugenie was sent to a con
vent in France, where she displayed re
markable precocity, and at thirteen was
considered a paragon of beauty.
At fifteen she had formed a clandes
tine corresponconce with a Spanish of
ficer, who had seen her while visiting
his sister at the convent. She eloped
with" him to Madrid, and, after living
as his mistress for a year, was deserted
by him. She then returned to ran?,
where she had numerous Uasons; ami,
while traveling in Italy, is reported to
have fought a duel with an Italian
Count, and wounded him, because he
insulted her in the street.
She had acciuired various manly ac
complishments especially in the use of
arms and suffering from the outrage
offered her as a woman, she donned
masculine attire tho duy following, and
threw a glass of wine in the face of h.-r
insulter in one of the fashionable cafes
of Milan.
After variousadventures ami intrigues
she went ujiou the stage, and as an ac
tress wou tlie heart of the old King, of
Bavaria. After that her life became
well ktfown. Her mother lost all traces
of her after her elopement, ami tried in
vain to find her. She left five thousand
pounds to Eugenie in her will, but the
sum was never claimed. She was more
sinned against than sinning, ami had
good reason for hating men though
i she did not hate them who, froai tine
first to the last, betrayed and abused
1 Iter.
She had at different periods of her life
large sums of money, which she either
gavo awny with a prodigal hand or was
robbed of by designing sharpers. At the
close of her checkered days she was so
fieeced by men she had benefitted and
confided in, that she died in poverty
and want. She now rests in Green
wood Cemetry, with nothing but "Eliz
abeth Gilbert" inscribed on her unpre
tending tomb. Sights and Sentcics
in Ewrvpc
Laxcet's Prescription. Dr. Lancet
was a blunt old fellow and an excellent
physician, and he never drove around au
obstacle when there was need of going
tli rough it.
Matilda Jane had just come hoi..-
from boarding school, and was not feel
ing well. She was troubled with a
rushing of blood to the head, with dizzi
ness, and with loss of appetite. In.thia
condition she called in Dr. Lancet and
asked him if lie cottld help her.
"I have been trying to doctor myself."
she said languidly-, and with a faint
fluttering smile, as tlie ok! physician felt
her pulse.
"What have you been doing?"
"Well, I have taken Llninehln'H
sarsaparillo. and Knave's anodyne, ami
anu rooiers ionic, ami rsone-such Ex
pectorating cordial, and Dr. Flathead's
universal verifying recuperator, and
and "
"Goodness mercy," gasped the doctor,
"and haven't any of these things given
you relief?"
"No," replied tho pining fair one,
"thoy havo not helped me at all. O,
dear doctor, what can I take that will be
sure to do me good ?"
"What can you take?" repeated the
old man, moving back and. eyeing her
from head to foot. "Take," he ox
claimed, with a flush from beneath his
shaggy brows; "dear girl, take off your
corsets!" Ketc York Ledger.
Tub Modehx Press. The printer
being asked what he printed, said he
printed thoughts. When tsked, how
can you print thoughts, which are
invisible, intangible things, his answer
was, that thoughts live and workyaml
walk in things that make tracks, ami
with pieces of metal called types he
could measure the track of any thought
that ever made its burning footmancs
along the pathway of ages. Thus
thought, when measured by types, ami
touched by printer's ink, assumes form,
takes on a body, and is clothed in gar
ments of beauty, that makes it a living,
working, intellectual, moral and politi
cal force in tlie wide world. Thought
first works through the machinery of
the human bodv. and reveals itself in
I the flushed face, the flashing smile, the
1 tender glance, tho musical voice, the
graceful movement, or the gentle pres-
It next works through the maeliliiery
of the printingpress, ami by itisstampeil
witii immortality, and in all the news
papers is scatteied abroad as leaves of
the "Tree of Life for the healing of the
nations." In the newspapers of the
present day, more than in books or pe
riodicals, is the mind-feed served up and
distributed that is to satisfy tlie appe
tite and feed the strength of the teeming
millions of the earth's rational popula
tion. .
How to Pop the QuKimoar.-rPittdi
is a capital business hand. Ha exam
ines thegoodslieis thinking of nu rah as
ing, and then says: "Well, 111 -hiek
around, and if Idon't fiml.inythingthat
suits me better, I'll call and take Bihj."
Not long ago Pitts said to himself:
"I'm getting rather long in years, ami
guess I'll get married." His business
qualities wouldn't let him wait; so call
ing on a lady friend lie oriened the eon-t
versation by remarking that he would "
like to know what she thought about
getting married. "Oh, Mr. Pitts," she
replied, "that ia an aflair in wjiicu i aiu
not so very greatly interesteI, ana i
prefer lo leave it to yourself." But,
says Mr. PilU, "you are interested, and
my dear girl, will ymt marrj'me? ' Ih,
lady bluihed very red, lffltatal.i
finally, as Pitta was ver - well to , de a
and If 1 don't find :;; 1 !" 1 , -me
better than yon, I