Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887 | View This Issue
MILS. A. J. DUMWAT. Editor and Proprietor
A Journal for the FeorjJSy xlZ
levoteU(to the Interests of .Hiuaii.T,
Independent in Folitici jtndhjjon.
llivc to all Live Lut.nmlThwoughly
Radical in OppoMng and ExRoijijttlve Vjpnaa
OFKICE-C6r. Front nnd Stark .Street.
.' ti t
If .1' if
TRIMS, 1ST ADVANCE J t
ol the Jiasses. , : ;., :
On yoir. . fx Ofti
. : Jec - '
mjc.HioiuiiK. ,,, l To
im' tuontliK l 00
Frm SrJtECir, Fnnn Pnrss, Fkez People.
titrcs must' make known, :thflr '.names Jo the
ADVBItTISBJIEXTS Inserted on Reasonable
3?OXtTIxAJ05, OBEGOJ, FRIDAY, OCXOBEB li!, 187.
Editor, or no attention will be.gjn to.Jtwlr
IV TIMBER. "3.
' '. "' "?tls
- 1 : . ,, r- rr r 1
The Mj-tlc Teraile.
Var itovm In the shadow? vnlloy,
Whet the nptriu and phantom-shade loom,
Rtarmt weired, Smtastleal tempi,
In the uystleal midnight and gloom.
It seVtd forth purple-like lustre,
Poured out! mm itx porpoyry halls
Ahmad tkrmncli t he Wne-llttcn window.
Set u Hti adamant walls. 1
And luelejtendof Mtleal zephyrs
That throng through Its wlle-opn door,
Oo out vrtth ineese and utar-lrclit
Tlimwh IJfo of Eternity's shore.
'TI aatd by people who've witnessed
There'g a sanctified Spirit that fretnienU
TUt labyrinth temple at night.
He oomein the Mlenee of midnight,
When the bhmaii hat heirun Its decline,
And tight -Kith the pnce p'r hoontldo
The ortwat that haiijs o'er the elirliie. -
Tliece HUM 01 m radlnnee that Klumbors
In 4e intdH f the draperies' fold;
It eo upward, straight through lheky-llsht.
All ttHMd with purple nnd cold.
TU tleeeriil footsteps awakens,
liar up In the vibrating dome.
Sweet whoea that never eeeso sounding
TWfcj4de of their Heavenly home.
When tlie spirit lots finished his mission
And'iwwcd from the Kill orthe door,
A demon comes up from the cloister,
And quench e the light evermore.
The walls of the temple may crumble.
And the ltght on the turrets may die
hut a. lump n Urn attar is gleaming,
ThaUsasaia to be lighted on high.
Iltarset Smith in Appleton's Journal.
OT NIB. SO.MK WmiEP.BI.I-
Bntsredraccerd!n to the Act or Congress, In
the ygartSn,Ur;Mrs.Suste-VithereIl,ln the Of
fice orate Librarian of Congress at Washington
THE JIVSTKIUOUS IJtSAPPEAKASCC.
The next morning Andrew, who had
remained at Captain Marsh's the re
mainder of the night, accompanied
Blanche as far as Colonel Hewitt's.
Bidding her not to forget speaking a
good word for "brass buttons" to her
penitont cousin, he crossed tho lawn
and proceeded to his boarding-house,
where a steaming breakfast awaited
him, served up by the hands of his
Blanche entered tho house just as the
Colonel's family were sitting down to
breakfast, and nothing would answer
but that she should partake with them,
notwithstanding she urged her return
home to eat with hor prodigal cousin.
"Well, Cordelia is again restored to
us safe and sound," said she, and she
took the offered seat. "She has learned
a useful lesson, and one that will un
doubtedly bonefit her in the future."
"Yes, and teach her not to put too
much confidence in romantic French
men and visionary castles," added the
"But choose a lover from her own
country, hey?" exclaimed the merry
voice of Robert, who smiled as he en
tered: "That remains yet to be settled," re
marked the Colonel, giving his nephew
a knowing wink.
"Now, uncle, be lenient and do not
expose any youthful follies you may
have discerned," replied Robert, seating
himself beside Blanche. "But, auntie,
to change the subject, what do you say
to a trip to Niagara?"
"I should like it very much, Robert,"
replied Mrs. Hewitt. "But what in the
world put that-into your head so early
"I cannot say, unless I dreamed of
it," was the reply. "Though I have al
ways had a desire to see one of the
grandest and most magnificent sights
in America, yet I have never visited
this great waterfall ; so I have at last
made up my mind to go. Who will ac
"I, for one, my boy," was his uncle's
rejoinder. "If the ladies agree, we will
start next week. What do you say,
btsV" and he turned to his lovely
"Oh, I should bo so delighted!" was
Sonora's reply. "And Blanche, you
must make one of our number, for you
know my pleasure would be incomplete
if you wore not along."
"But I think I must refute myself the
gratification. Though I have been there
several limes, it would afford me nono
the loss delight to go again ; but I hav
been from home so much this summer
that I feel that I should devote the rest
of it to grandma's comfort and pleas
ure. If agreeable, l will resigu my
place to Cordelia, whom I know would
be rejoiced at seeing one of Nature':
proudest and most sublime works.
Whon will you start, Mrs. Hewitt?"
It is so very sudden a proposition
mat I scarcely know. I suppose w
may as well say the first of the coming
wech..'- loooKitig towards her husband
lor an answer.
"Just as you say, Alice," replied the
Colonel. "We EoutloniPi, - i!,.
always ready, but you ladies have so
many 'fixings' that it is like rigging a
ship out to sea to get ready."
"A letter! a letter!" was Sonora's
Budden exclamation, as Rissey bounded
in bearing a letter post-niarkcd "Louis-
"Yes, Miss Snory, dat am frum Massa
tmrry ure nuii!" exclaimed Rissey
her large eyes opening to their fullest
extent as Mrs. Hewitt, breaking the
seal, dropped upon the table a pair of
gold ear-rings with long yellow drops
suoh asimay be seen among the mulatto
girls at the South.
MTV. T 1 l.f -r . .
jk imiu mess miss veil, i never
thought hc carud puffin' 'bont me j
'fore," aiul accepting them from the
hands of her mistress, she held them tip t
to her ears, while a double row of
ivories might be seen from nearly ear to
ear, and strutting out of the room with
all the airs of a queen, she hastened to
show her mother, leaving the family
convulsed with laughter.
"Harry, 'Dell and Mrs. Summers are
at Niagara,- having started the day after
sending this," said Mrs. Hewitt, as sho
finished, ''So you see we shall bo just
in time to meet them. They intend
spending a short time there prior to
leaving for, Europe, which they will do
the first of next mouth. And now for
the necessary preparations and to talk
over the' anticipated visit, girls," con
tinued Mrs. Hewitt, rising from tho ta
ble. "Come, Blanche, you had better
make up your mind to go. Spend the
day with us, and I think I cau coax
you. It will do you good, for you do
not look well."
"I do not feel very well, but I shall
soon be better," replied she, gazing out
of the window. "I am sorry I cannot
accept your kind invitation for to-day,
but I promised grandma I would not
stay long," continued she in rather a
confused manner at finding her thoughts
again wandering. "I merely came to
let you know that Cordelia was safe, as
I promised. Good morning," and tak
ing her coquettish little Hut in hor
hand, was turning to depart, when Rob
ert arose, saying:
"Allow, me to accompany you, Miss
Lcverc. I think a morning walk will
benefit my health," giving hcraroguish
"I have no doubt that a walk as far
as Cor Captain Marsh's will be of great
material benefit to a certain internal or
gan situated in your left side, my boy,"
said the Colonel dryly as lie took up the
"Oil, you are too hard upon me, un
cle," was the laughing reply, and he
closed the door after his companion.
Arriving at her grandfather's door,
Blanche invited Robert in, which be
ing in no way repugnant to his feelings,
. - i
he accepted. They wero met in the par-
lor br Cordelia, who looked so much
better and more cheerful titan she did
on the previous evening that Robert
could not help congratulating iter upon
her improved appearance, considering,
too, that she had lost a gallant French
lover, which brought a conscious blush
her checks, making her look still
Grandma would not hear to Robert's
leaving till after dinner at least, so that
tho morning was passed off pleasantly
talking over the Niagara trip, and be
fore Robert left it was arranged that
Cordelia should accompany Mrs. Hew
itt's family, a proceeding highly pleas-
ing to the heart of the young lieuten
ant, whom our readers doubtless ere
this imagined took rather a deep inter
est in the languid but beautiful and
We pass over tho next few weeks,
which tuey, after meeting Harry as
they expected, passed most delightfully
We will meet them after their return
home. Cordelia in particular seemed
to have gained new life and animation
since her journey.
The Colonel and his family aecompa
nicd Harry with his wife and mother-in-law
as far as the steamer, where, bid
ding them adieu, they left them on
their route to Europe with prayers for
their speedy and safe return. They had
returned to Bridgeport feeling not only
refreshed in body, but also renovated
and exalted in mind. For who that
hath visited Niagara and beheld the
roaring cataract as it foams and dashes
from .its giddy height can again return
to tho monotony of former life without
fceliug a truly exalted love for the sub
lime and beautiful, while their thoughts
soar away in wrapt amazement and awe
to that great God whoso stupendous
and mighty works have called forth the
praises and adoration of generation aftor
Tho morning after their arrival home,
Blanche and her cousin spent the day
with Sonora. In the afternoon, as thev
were sitting upon tho piazza, the two
latter relating to Blanche many intor
cstlng topics connected with their jour
ney, Sonora, looking down the path, be
held the post-boy. Her eye Instantly
brightened, for truly did sho guess from
whom came a letter. Taking it, she at
outfe recognized the hand wrilin
Clarence's, but turning it, she beheld a
black seal. For a momont her heart
sank aud her brain grew dizzy. Excus
ing herself from her friends for a few
moments, she hastened to Her own
room, where she might read it in soli
tude. But as we are privileged charac
ters, we will take the liberty of peeping
and see if there is cause for sadness:
Geokgia, August o, 18.
-VV ever dear Sbnora. The old adage.
"absence severs friendship," lias proved
untrue in my case, for tho longer I am
absent from you, my dear one, the
firmer becomes my lovo for you. While
I am longing to behold that face which
Is dearer to me than all else earthly, I
am striving to teach my rebellious heart
more patience I cherish the blissful
hope of soon clasping you once more to
my breast, and then whisper in your
ear that I can now claim tho hand you
have promised me, and without feeling
myself unequal in point of wealth or
unable to support you In the manner in
which you have been accustomed to
live. Though worldly possessions are
considered but a small item to either
you or myself, still I would refrain from
renewing the subject between us had
not God seen fit in His wiBdom to take
my beloved uncle to a blissful Immor
tality. Yes, ho who for sc mauy years
has supplied the place of a dear father
to me has been called home, leaving an
almost heart-broken aged widow and
myself to mouru his loss. Though he
has by equally dividing his large .for
tune between his wife and nephow made
me the possessor of riches far exceeding
your own, thus giving me an opportun
ity of winnipg ypu for my own dear
wife, still I would much rather had it
been the will of God that he should
have lived longer to have enjoyed the
aweet companionship of tho partner of
his youthful days, and trusted to my
own labors to gain a position which
your mother would be proud to have
her daughter fill; but God saw fit In His
just decree to have it otherwise, and
thus before I expected I can again offer
you my Iovo (uot my money) and be
unspeakably happy in tho return of
yours, my precious girl.
If nothing prevents, I will now accept
your mother's kind invitation of spend
ing a few days at Spring Brook.
I shall leave for New York to-morrow,
where I shall bo detained a short
time on business. After that you may
expect to see me. Till then, my loved
and darling one, I commend you to the
caro of God. Hoping to bo remem
bered to the entire family, I remain
Yourunchauging and devoted
For a few moments Sonora sat per
fectly motionless, while she murmured
an Inward prayer of thankfulness out of
the fulness of her joy at this happy turn
"I am happy! oh, so happy!" ex
claimed she, jumping up. "How thank
ful I am that my Heavenly Father In
terposed His gracious hand In saving
me from becoming the wifo of that
urn Aij.tu, umu jiaa siiowercu
upon me His gracious smiles and placed
wicked, bad man, and has showered
happiness within my grasp once more.
Clarence ! dear Clarence!" and leaving
the room, sho hastened to inform her
mother and the girls of his expected ar
Mrs. Hewitt was rejoiced to see her
daughter looking so radiantly happy,
out forbore maktntr anv comments.
thinking it best not to meddle with her
Cordelia, however, gave vent as usual
to her first impulse, and complimented
her upon her beaming eyes and rosy
checks, and wished her joy for the safe
return of a lover unchanged.
But Blanche, poor girl! turned her
head that she micht hide the tears.
which would rise In spite of her, for,
though she was glad to see her friend
again so happy, she dreaded the time
for Clarence to arrive. Her weak frame
already felt incapable to bear the ner
vous excitement which his presence
must certainly give her, but gaining at
last sufficient power to force back the
scalding tears to their fountain, there to
scar and dry upon her heart, sho said:
"I rejoice with you, dear Sonora, for
you look so happy quite like yourself
That's so. But what has caused this
sudden change?" asked the Colonel,
opening wide the door of the verandah
and looking in.
Sonora, giving him a bright and
glorious smile, held up tho letter.
"From Clarence, papa. He will be
here in a few days."
"Good news, my pet. I'm glad to
hear it, for though your father Is so
selfish that he wants you all himself,
stui nc nas not lived all tuesc years
without knowing the youthful heart is
prone to seek Its companionship beyond
tho limits of a parent's love, however
dear that my be, and willingly do I re
linquish a part of your affections when
I know by so doing I make my child
happy," and lie laid his hand upon his
"Why, Blanche, it is nearly sunset
and time we were golug?" cried Cor
delia. "You know we promised to be
at home to take supper with my
"Yes, 'Delia, I have not forgotten it.
Let us prciuire for our walk," answered
Just then a ring at the door-bell ar
rested the attention or all. A moment
after Rissey entered, handing Sonora a
slip of paper, which contained tho fol
Mss JfcwiU: Knowing you to bo an
angel of mercy, I have taken tho liberty
of sending for you, renuestinc you to
come if possible to the cottage of poor
blinu harau, wnom you know lies in
the last stage of consumption, and
wishes the conversation of some pious
female. I knew of nono whom I could
recommend as well as you, of whose
goodness and youthtuL piety I have
heard so much.
Rev. O. B. Mitchell,
Pastor Trinity Chapel.
"Poor blind girl! I did not think she
was so ill!" was the Colonel's first ex
clamation. "Go, by all means, my
child, if you can be of,, any .service to
her. Are jou acquainted with Dr.
"Not intimately. I have attended
his church several times, though I was
not aware that ho knew me. You rec
ollect last summer when Norman was
here we met him once or twice. How
ever, this makes no difference. When
tho girls go I will accompany them.
You knowher cottage is but a shortdis-
tanco from Captain Marsh's."
"But I fear darkness will overtake
you before you can return,?' remarked
Mrs. Hewitt. "Had you not better
take Rlsjey or Samp with you ?"
"Well, just as you say, mamma. Sup
pose I take Rissey."
Ringing tho bell, Sonora summoned
Rissey to her presence, telling her to
prepare herself for a 'walk, and to get
ready a basket of provisions.
"Yes marm. But, Miss Stiory, I don't
guess we'll want nuflln' to cat afore we
get home, cos supper1!! be all ready."
"Do as you arc bidden without any
comments!" said tho Colouel sharply,
pretending to bo very angry, but only
to break up tho habit Rissey had of giv
ing her opinion and replying to every
thing that was said to her.
"Golly!" exclaimed she as she closed
the tloor aud proceeded to obey orders.
"Olo massa giltiu' offul spiteful. Guess
lie's gone mad cos he seen Rissey dc od
der night out wul kin1 round de cabbage
bed 'long wid Jinks. But who cars?
Specs he links ought to look higher,"
aud felio tossed up her head and swung
back her long car-rings with a grand
flourish, as she arranged a basket of
nice dainties for the sick woman.
The girls being ready, Sonora called
Rissey, and off they started. Mr. aud
Mrs. Hewitt stood gazing after them
down the long gravelled walk, when
Robert entered from the garden, where
he had been indulging in a comfortable
nap in the summer house, and where
we last saw Claude.
"What, have they gone?" exclaimed
he, as he caught a glimpse of their
dresses fluttering in the breeze. "Why,
I quite slept away all my gallantry.
I intended to have seen them home by
all means; but I am not too late yet. I
will go over to the Captain's and escort
my cousin home, at any rate," and
whistling a lively air, he placed the
jaunty blue cap upon his head and has
tened after them.
"I think Robert has lost his heart
over in that quarter," .remarked Mrs.
Hewitt as she and her husband entered
"Think! ha! ha! Why, there's noth
ing surer, and he could not have lost it
in a better place, for it will be returned
to him with one as good accompanying
It," answered her husband, as they
seated themselves at the open window.
Thus they had sat for nearly an hour.
The sun had once more sank to rest, and
nature was again quiet, when the bell
sounding for supper, they arose to obey
its summons. As Mrs. Hewitt stopped
to closo the window, her attention was
arrested by a shrill scream breaking
upon the still night air. Turning to her
husband, while a visible shudder passed
over her frame, sho said:
"How strangely that sounded. It
seemed to me like the fore-runner of
something dreadful. I do wish Sonora
"I heard nothing, Alice. I guess It
was only your maternal solicitude,
which makes you somewhat nervous
and causes you to hear Imaginary
sounds. Come, let us take supper, for I
have no doubt but they will get thclrsat
CaptaiuMarsh's," answered the Colonel,
advancing towards the dining-room.
Mrs. Hewitt followed as she remarked:
"I know I distinctly heard a scream,
anil did i not know that Robert was
along, I should feel very much alarmed."
"Oh, you will see her como boundlug
in presently as lively as a cricket, with
Robert whistling at her heels," was the
merry reply, as they seated themselves
at the table.
Mrs. Jlcwitt said nothing more,
though any one could see sho was ill at
case by hcrdlstractcd manner and casual
;lances towards tho window, which
commanded a view of the lawn at the
back of tho house.
Supper passed over in silence, nnd
bed time had arrived, and neither Rob
ert, Sonora, nor Rissey had yet made
"I tell you I know something has
happened, Colonel," said Mrs. Hewitt
"Hark!" was the answer. "Rover is
barking. They arc coming," and aris
Ing, he oncued the front door. As he
did so he beheld Robert, Captain Marsl
aud the faithful old Juno carrying a
"My child! Robert, my child!" ex
claimed Mrs. Hewitt, rushing to the
door at the sound of so many voices.
"Calm yourself, my dear aunt, and I
will Inform you of all I know."
Mrs. Hewitt sank upon the sofa al
most llveless ere she had heard the
dreadful news, which made her truly an
"After leaving here," began Robert;
as they seated themselves, "I walked as
fast as possible, aud overtook the girls
within a few steps of Captain Marsh's.
Blancho aud Cordelia stopped, and I in
tended to keep on with my cousin, but
seeing my intention, she bade me enter
also and await her return, saying site
would be back In less than half an hour,
and it would not be near dark then.
'And besides, added she, ! have Rissey
along for company.' As tho cottage
was but a short distance off, I complied
with tho request, and we watched her
till she was hid by that small portion of
woods which was near her journey's end,
and then entering the house, we waited
for nearly half an hour, when, supper
being announced, Mrs. Marsh Insisted
upon me joining them, saying Sonora
would be along ilia minute. But sup
per passed over and she camo not, and
feeling alarmed at her prolonged stay,
I would have started in pursuit, but
thinking perhaps sheliad been unavoid
ably dctalued, I waited a little longer,
when I started ofT alone, promising to
return and spend the evening If all was
right. Arriving at Sarah's cottage,
what was my dismay and surprise to
find that Sonora had hot been there, and
also that 'ita occupriht liad'not sent for
her, but was getting quite smart.
Quickly retracing my steps through the
thick grovoof trees, I noticed something
upon the ground. Pickiugit up, I found
it to bo thlsear-riilgjbclonginglo Rissey,
and this diamond ring, marked H. N. B.
Putting them In my pocket, I feared the
worst, and with steps swifter than the
antelope, did I run back fortius gentle
man, and for tho last hour have we
searched everywhere for tho lost one,
butas yet have found nor heard nothing
more than this: A farmer, returning
from his work, told me he saw a carriage,
driving along at a terrible speed, pass
the lane aboutan hour ago, and thought
he heard a scream, but looking back, he
taw nothing, ami thought it was only
his fancy, so passed quietly along. This
is all I know, dear auntie and uncle.
Though I am free from all blame, still I
shall ever feel as if I might havo pre
vented what I fear is the case, had I
taken my own course, and kept on with
Sonora as I should have done."
"Merciful God! I fear the worst!"
exclaimed the Colonel, starting from his
seat in a frenzy of grief. "Well do I
know you arc exempt from blame, my
noble boy, for I believe you would'wlll-
Ingly risk your own life for that of your
cousin, but lliero is now no time for
thanks or regrets, when I know that my
child, my idolized one, is in danger,
which I fear she Is. Samp," called he,
saddle Jetty and Brunoqulckly. There
Is no time to be lost." Then walking
the floor in his distress of mind, he
wrung his hands murmuring, "Where,
oh, where can she be? Heaven give me
strength to bear the blow, which seems
already too heavy, and grant that my
suspicious may prove unfounded!"
"Norman!" exclaimed Mrs. Hewitt,
with a piercing shriek. "Oh, God,
restore tny chllilP' and she sank upon
the floor senseless.
Calling Ki.zy, who as yet knew not
that Rifscy was gone, the Colonel helped
her place his wife upon the sofa, where,
leaving her under the care of that faith
ful servant, lie nnd his friends sat off in
search of the lost ones.
As soon as Mrs. Hewitt recovered her
self, seeing Klzzy seated beside her, she
informed her of what had transpired by
her incoherent ravings. The poor old
woman, in an agony of grief, threw np
her arms, exclaiming:
'Ris am all I got. Oh, Lord, be pleased
to return her once more to her poor
heart-broken ole muddcr. My chile!
my poor, dear Ris, oh, ills am offul!
offul!" and dropping upon the foot-stool,
she wept out her sorrow in silence, while
her mistress lay moaning nnd calling
upon tho name of her child.
Sullivan on Suffrage.
Hon. P. C. Sullivan, the editor and
publisher of the Liberal Hepubltcaiii ex
presses himself as folidws in regard to
There cau be 110 doubt but that the
fourteenth plank In tho Republican
platform, is cither a recognition of the
rights of women to vote, or a hypocriti
cal nroclamation for the express nur-
pose or catching some 01 tiicnouie wom
en of this country, who are giving their
. . . . ... -..
time and talents to tho cause or equal
rights, and thereby secure their umu
ence in the coming campaign. Now we
recognize among the most rormost and
nllaut In tho light tlie editor of the
New Nokthwest, aud feel and say all
honor to her able ellbrts, sacrificing and
uncompromising spirit; but we believe
that, although the Republicans have a
largo majority in the legislature (Grant
Republicans), nothing can be accom
plished, nor can we iiiaue ourselves iie-
Iicvo that the urani men 01 uregon en
dorse that fourteenth piank; conse
quently, wc honestly concluded that the
New Noiithwest and many other pa
triots In tho cause ot human rights have
been deceived by tho lauguagc of the
uniform of a nartv who are, 111 our
opinion, enemies to that cause, which
lies so near tneir uearis.
Let us not bo understood by what wc
have said as impugning the motives of
any, no such luea umu pincc wiiuin our
bosom, we oulv desire to be right and
just; and we are willing here to stake
.... f ... 1 . . 1
our rtouttcai iaitu upon want we nave
intimated in this article, and will pledge
ourselves that If the Grant Republicans
now assembled in legislative capacity
will pass a law extending to women the
elective franchise, we will cease In
stanter our opposition to the re-election
of Orant: not because our mind would
bo changed to think that Grant is as
capable, honest and Incorruptable as
Greeley; but because we should then be
satisfied that the members of that once
great nartv. whose standard bearer he is,
are In earnest In their professions of
equal political rights as declared in the
first and second planks of tho Philadel
phia Platform; aud we ask, if this party
in notccr shall refuse to do tills right
eous tiling, in the face and eyes of .their
loud mouthed protestations, and first,
second and fourteenth planks of their
platform, will tho friends of progress
and canal rights who liavd 6een induced
to expouse their cause cease supporting
mem 7 cigu tins suuject m me scale
of reason and let justice prevail though
1 lie .rieavens inn.
In a far-away village in Scotland lived
a widow and her children; she was not
neh. ami ne was very delicate: she
could lianlly ever get out of the house:
she was very foud of her children, and
they loved her dearly. Agnes, the
elder girl, was her nurse; and Jessy, the
little one, was her pet, and the pet of
the whole family.
But there was another pet in the
house, too; that was a Dicky-bird,
whose cage used to hang in the window,
near which the sick widow's couch was
Tins jjicKy-Diru was very tame, anu
would often hon out of the door of ita
cage, and perch on tho widow's shoulder
or head, and would even take crumbs
from her fingers, or from between her
lips. Sometimes, when the widow was
too ill to do anything, suo wouiu smile
a faint smile as the little Dicky honped
about on the coverlet of her bed, putting
its head on one side, its eyes shining like
little black beads, and chirplugaud twit
tering gently, as if it were sorry for its
sick mistress and were asking her if she
wero not better.
But the widow was not to get bettor.
and one sad summer day sho died, aud
her children wept sore. A few days
after, the neighbors met together, and
tho coflln was put into a cart, for the
church-yard was a long way oil', over
the hills, aud tho neighbors waikeu be
hind tho cart with the willow's sons,
who were tho chief mourners, and for
the first time in their lives the boyssaw
an open grave, and they saw the body of
their dear mother ict-uowii lino it, aim
thev saw the sexton fill tho grave witii
earth, and sadly they came home in the
Then m a few days they had to leave
their own home, and go to live with an
aunt, in another part of tho village.
m. t 1 L . t . A..!-.. J.!. II
u.ucy mm uui uiuvu iu iaivu wiiu mum,
but one thing they took much care of.
and that was the cage with Dicky in it;
for Dicky always rcmiudcd tliem of
their mother, who had uccu so ionu oi
him and so good to them.
But Dicky did not seem to be tne
samo bird in the new home. He did not
care to hop out of his cage; he sat on the
.,rn1. lita fivttlinrs nnffral out nnd 1
ills eyes dull, and took no notice or tho i
. . - ... I - T . II..
chiming or cheeping with which the1
children tried to rouse him. !
Aud a few mornings after they had
moved to the new house Dicky was
found lying on his hack, at tlie bottom
of Ills cage, quite dead. Had Dicky
died of a broken heart? Who can tell ?
The children were all very sad when
they found that poor Dicky was dead.
Little Jessy cried bitterly, and even
Archie, t,he biggest boy, could hardly
keep his tears back, though his aunt
had said to Jessy that it was foolish to
cry about a dead bird. The aunt was
not unkind at heart, but she was a
bustling woman, witii a great deal to do,
ami she did not understand the chil
dren's sorrow, or their love for Dicky,
nnd so she said to them, as 11 103 stood
round the cage, "Now, children, off
witii you; and you'd better take the
dead bird away, and throw it into the
ash-place in tlie yard."
Archie took up the poor dead Dicky
and went out, and the other children
followed him; but lie could not bear to
throw away the little bin! that his
mother had been so fond of; so he went
to me gantcn ami sai. uown on a seat
there, ami the other children gathered
round mm, ami they
all gazed with !
e dead net. and I
tearful eyes at the little dead pet, and
smoothed and stroked Its feathers. I
These children could not do as some of :
tlic readers of Chatterbox have done
with their canary when it has died
send it to a bird-stuileHs to have 'it
stuffed and put under a glass shade;
they knew nothing about this plan; but
they, too, felt that they would not like
to throw the dead bird among the ashes
and rubbish of the house.
Then Davie, the youngest boy, pro
posed that they should do with Dicky as ,
tho men nail done with tneir ucari
mother when she died, and that they 1
1. It t 111. 1, Mo J I
ailUUIU fill lb 111 . UUlJ-UVIlt.
So tlie boys went and got Jessy's little :
cart, and filled it with leaves, and put a j
towel over them, aud arched some green
boughs over it; and then they laid the
dead bird on the towel, and they walked
in a little procession to tiic corner ot a
pretty field that was near a wood, not
far from the house; and one of tho boys
dug a tiny grave, like that they had
seen in the church-yard, and there with
real sorrow these simple children uuricd
their mother's pet, and stuck in the
green boughs all around to mark the
And now that you have heard the
story of Dicky's funeral, I hope you
don't think it was so silly of tiioso big
boys, and that rather big girlr to do as
they did. At any rate, if you think so,
T t tmf V ? f txiQ flirt 4 Itmtrrlif' ff ew
often their motlior had foniUod Dicky
that niado them bury Hun so tenderly;
aud I think that the love which children
show to a mother, if she be living, and
even more if she bo dead, is never silly,
uut is always ueautuui.
WlIEISE THE "COXKOUXDKD MOTH-
kk" was. A gentleman who came up
the Hudson, tells this story: "I no
ticed," he said, "a serious looking man,
who looked as if he might have been a
clerk or book-keeper. The man seemed
to he caring lor a crying uaoy, and was
doing everything he could to still its
sobs. As the child became restless in
the berth, the gentleman took it in his
arms and carried It to and fro in the
cabin. Tlie sobs of the child irritated a
rich man, who was trying to read, until
lie blurted out loud enough for the
father to hear
"What does he want to disturb the
whole cabin with thatd-l baby for?" j
Tho man only nestled tho baby more
quietly iu his arms, without saying a
word, men me uauy souueu agum.
"Where is tho coufounded mother,
that she don't stop Its noise?" continued
the profane grumbler.
At this thefathcrcame up to tho man,
"I am sorry we disturb you, sir, but
my dear baby's mother is in her coflln
down in the baggage room. I'm taking
her back to Aioauy, where we used to
The hard-hearted man buried his face
in shame, but in a" moment, wilted by
tho terrible rebuke, he was by the side
of the grief-stricken father. They were
both tending the baby.
Fourteen young lady students'have
entered Wesleyan University of Middle
town. Nothing is so reasonable and cheap as
"Women in Art.-i (t u d
Is the most widely .known; nmongjithe
women sculptors at Rome. Anjjjleal
head called "Hesper," daguerCotypeof
which wero taken to Gibson; the" ;Eng
llsh sculptor at Rome, obtairfed 'that
artist's consent for the lady to become
his pupil. Amougher art-studies were
copies of the "Venus of, Miioj'f the
"Cupid of Praxiteles," and tlie rfrasM"
of the British Museum. : Hor firsbTJrigi
unl attempt was a head of "Daphne,"
then one of "Medusa." Two replicasjto
the "Daphne" were subsequQnlly'jOr
dered. Her next design was thtfSiiep
henl wifo whom Paris deserted'fifor
Helen. In ISoG she executed astatuof
"Puck," three copies of which- arejii
noble collections in Englahd. jTIi'eJol
Iowlng year she made ii staturr'of
"Beatrice Cencl Asleep iu her"0ell,"
and the design of a monument, erected
In one of the churches in mctnory).pf a
beautiful daughter of jradameFtilcouet,
an English Catholic lady r&td&TltJfbf
Rome. "Zenobla," a colossal'! wdrk,
architectural in style, with massivfltmil
highly finished drapcry was sent to the
I'liltcd States for exhibition, and re
ceived the praise of art connoisseurs:0 In
the Paris Exposition of 18C7, sh'o exhib
ited tho "Sleeping Faun," and. the. Leg
islature of Missouri gave her acmnmls
sioir to execute a statue of TbttmasTEr.
Benton. " r'
Miss Emma Stcbbins, of NewFYork,
like Miss Hosmer, has long be.en.areai
dent at Rome, devoted to the stndyf
tlie plastic art. She cxccuteiratrUuepf
Columbus, which has found many'aTl
mlrers. One of the most plcasing-oind
original specimens of hergkijl .isja
figure of "Joseph," represented m.bpv
hood. A statuesque adornment foTa
fountain commissioned for tlieCeritrnl
Park is a representation of the 'Ltugpl
of the Waters" tho miracle beside the
pool of Bethesda.
Miss Foley, of Vermont, has aemoved
an enviable reputation by suecess'iii re
lievos. Among her celebrated, workslls
a bas relief of Longfellow, a-bead .of
William Cullen Bryant, and one of
Charles Sumner. . -. ,
Edmonla Lewis, a dusky matuen- oi
ntxrm nnd Indian nareutage. 'Whllailll
her teens abandoned herself to. sculp-
. - 4l.n TTnTn .itnv Clin nvliiTi.
lure, -inuring uiv i uiuu wo ,--.m u-
itcd a bust of Colonel Shaw, the fair
haired hero and martyr to tlie cause of
her race, at tho Soldiers' Relief Fair in
iu Boston. Siucc then she has modoletl
the "Freedwoman on First Hearing of
her Liberty" aud "Hagarin the Wilder
ness," and has excited much interest
among the Roman studios during her
residence in Italy. ul
Mrs. Ames, wife of the eminent por
trait painter, has executed from nicmory
a successful portait of Lincoln,' in mar
ble. Miss Anne Whitney, of Botorvhas
been brought into favorable- noncoTfy
her original statues of "Godiva""atiii
Mrs. Freedman, wife of thci-well-known
American painter, J. E. Jjreed
man, during a long residence hi Italy
achieved great fame by tho delicacy and
finished modeling of several marble
portraits and an eiaborataly tsculptureil
vase, carved in alto-relievo. A1jPI
Core for Cancer. r id
pnrmsnondent from Indiana.- re-.
cently wrote to us to inquire resriilqtihg
tli mire of a cancer by a MK Mason.
which was published some vcars since
insomeof the city papers. Tlie Suring-
field itcnublic has been furnlshed.hv a
subscriber with the following extract
from the Milwaukie Free ncthoSW.
which, we presume, will furnish?: the
desired information: t . -
"Our attention has been recently
called to a cure for cancers, whlch.'is'Jof
so much importance that 'we wish t'o
make it known as widely as pos3lb!e.-
Some eight months ago Mr. T,B-Mason
who keeps a music store on Wisconsin
street, and is a brother of the.. well
1 1. T II -M-n.. 1 ? ' .1' ll "'i
known Lowell Mason ascertained tha't
he had a cancer on his face thesizfeaTi
pea. It was cut out by Dr. Wolcott; ami
the wound partially healed.,, Subse
quently it grew again, and while Ilewas
in Cincinnati on business, it' attained
the size of a hickory nut. He has re
mained there since Christmas, tijuler
treatment, and has come back .perfectly
cured. Tho process is this: ' " ...
"A piece of sucking plaster' was 'put
over toe cancer, with a circular piece
...if mil nf 41m nmltnr n liifln lnnvai. ,Kn..
blood rootand wheat flour wassiread on
a piece ot muslin ol tne size ot Hthisjqir
cuiar opening and applied to.tluj.caheex
for twenty-four hours. On rfcmr)t-ifi1nt
tho cancer will be found to be'bTmTt.
into, and appear of thee color of anrolfi
shoe sole, aud the circular rim imitsidc
of it will appear white and.pathpiletl," ap
if scaled by hot steam. Tho'ifflU'Ts
now dressed, and tho outside n'mifeoon.
separates and the cancer comesioutia
hard lump, and the place heals up,,
"Tho piaster kills the cancer, so that
it sloughs out like dead flesh, and ueVdr
grows again. This remedy was discov
ered by Dr. Fell, of London, and has
been used by him for six or eight years,
with unfailing success, and not a. case
has bscn known of tho reappearerice of
the cancer where this remedy has, been
applied. It has the sanction of thq niosj;
eminent physicians and surgeqns' of
London, but has not till recently ' been
used in this country, and "many of tho
faculty, with their proverbial opposition
to innovations, look upon it with dis
trust. Wo saw Mr. Mason at church
yesterday, and havo sinco conversed
with uunt auu took particular noticoof
the cicatrized wound, and can only sny
if tho cure is permanent and. from tlth
evidence of six or eight years experience
m oilier eases, we nave no uoubt.ltnls
tho remedy ought to be universally
kuowu. Wc havo referred to this case
because Mr. Mason IstvcII known both
liere and in the east. The experiment
excited much interest in Cincinnati, aiju
we call the attention of the faculty in
this State to tho remedy. If it is whnt
is claimed for It, this terrible disooSO,!?
shorn of its terrors. The applieationus
painful, but thepainisof coinrwraUveiy
brief duration, which any ouesoainicted
would cheerfully endure.-Cf"nn
mi. ltrvrtn lift
laVspot bf earth' tliatlPl" to
iieei, uu it aiuuii ;nuui;u. nm.ui
y skin next to it wa cxridsid.
a plaster made of chloride of zinc.