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JUS. A. J. DUMW'AT, Hllor and rroprlttor
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ori'ICE Cor. Front and Stark Street;
TERMS, IX ADVANCE:
ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted on Reasonable
For Ue New Northwest.
Goodnight, sweet friend, goodnight;
Ourmp liave run together all this day,
Till every thought of parting fled away,
Leaving my spirit strangely, sweetly light.
Bat, oh! that word, though long deterred.
Must come at last to break the blissful spell.
Whose all of nurture tongue eon never tell
Thine eyes' sweet lnngtme need no helping
When once the true heart And Its mate.
And tastes that dearest, of all dear ileHi-liLs.
The knowledge that another soul can bealo
And sound the depth it loves to penetrate
Ah, then it And a mennlng new,
A deeper aadneag in the sad goodnight,
A colder shrinking from the tadlng light,
Of even aday, like this one, spent with you;
I1T SIRS. KUHIE WmiEnELI.
Entered, according to the Aet of Congress, in
me year IKS, by Mrs..SusIe Wltberell.In the Of
fice orthe Librarian of Congress at Washington
TUE PJtorOSAL AT THE OOTTAflE OP LODI.
When next our heroineawoko to con
sciousness, she gazed around lior with a
bewildered air, at first not being able to
realize the past, which seemed like a
dream to her.
"Whore are we, Rissoy? How came
"How conies we here? Do Lord only
knows, MissSnory; but dat great big
ugly red-headed man bringed us both
'long 'ginst our will. I don't know
whar we am, but we am in de house of
some ofTul ole woman, who am nelder
nigger or white folks. Oh, Miss Snory,
what will massa and missus say, and
my poor jmKSY I promised to toll him
last night wedder I'd be bone of his
llosn or not. Oh, dear! oh, dear!
specs we'll both be kilt, so 'at we'll
never lib to see nuflln' anymore. Oh,
golly! golly!" and hiding her face in
her clean check apron, sho sobbed loud-
Jy as her heart swelled with grief.
"Oh, I remember all now!" exclaimed
fconora, starting up. "My poor, dear
father and mother! Oh, where am I?
"What is this for?" screamed she, as the
reality of the last few hours rushed
Hearing her voice, Norman, who had
assumed his former suit and thrown
aside the wig, now entered.
"So my beautiful Sonora has again
recovored sufficiently to recognize the
husband who was so rudely torn from
her loving embrace," said he, as lie
seated himself opposite her.
"Norman Burke!" screamed she, as
she sprang to her feet.
"Aye, Norman Burke, if you like that
better than Mcintosh," answored he,
sneoringly, as he sat perfectly quiet,
seeming to enjoy her surprise.
"What offense have I been guilty of,
that you should thus seek vengeance
upon me by stealing me away from my
home and friends?" asked Sonora, as sho
seated herself upon the old lounge, from
wnion sue had risen, while her face as
sumed an ashy paleness.
"What have you dono that I should
steal you? Well, I like that! Under
stand, Miss, I have not stolen you, as
you see fit to term it; I have merely
claimed my own property, for did you
not, with your parents' consent, prom
ise to become my wife? And were you
not always so, when some unknown
impostor saw fit to intercept it by pro
claiming falsehoods whleh are utterly
unknown to me."
"Hush! Stop, Norman! Know vn !
not that many have beon struck dead
with a lie upon their lips? Tempt not
your God agaiu by committing that
sin. I have had sufficient proof of ev
ery word uttered by Catherine de Midci
to make it needless for you to attempt
to palliate your guilt. And do you but I
know that I yielded to the wisli of
my mother when I promised to become
yours? Yes, to the wish of my mother '
who bolicvod you to be even better than
you appeared. I never could love you
And knowing that I never loved you"
why still seek mo? Well did you know
that my heart was another's ere I ever
saw you. v uy, then, did you demean
yourself to usurp that place ? Norman.
if you have one particle of the feelings
of an honorable man about you ; if you
ever expect merey at the hands of your
Maker, I bog of you to let mo roturn
homo. Let me, oh ! let me go to my
agonized parents, who are now mourn
ing my mysterious loss! And poor
Rissey! surely sho has done you no
harm. Let her go, for she is as dear to
the heart of her parents as I am to
Rissey, who scarcely comprehended
the matter of Norman, minus the dis
guise, was staring in mute astonish
ment. Throwing herself on her knees
at the feet of Sonora, she said:
"No, MissSnory, do not bog for Ris'
freedom, for she will stay wid you as
long as yon lib, if doy don't kill her
fust. Don't send mo away; don't for
dat ofTul man will kill you dead
ain't 'long to protect you. I will say
dem prayers you learnt mo even- day
and don de Lord will hear 'em sure and
let us go."
"You are right, my poor Rissey. God
will hear our prayers and deliver us
this bad man," said Sonora, casting her
eyes upward and laying her Lands on
"It will bo some time before the
prayer is answered as far as you are con
concerned," said Norman, sarcastically.
ivp . u m w i w a n n ww nti rwi My HI.
I Fbke Speech, Fiiee Ehess, Kiike People. '.
VOLTOXE II. 2?OTlXIVlSTD, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOTEMBER 1, ITJ3rUER "3
"But as for this nigger, why, I will sec
that she is set at liberty as soon as you
are safe, for I am not of the Brigham
Young order, and care not for a plural
Jtgjf wivea; neither can I afford a ser
vatiTT I would not nave troubled my
self with her had it not been for her fe
rocious ' screams, which would have
brought some oue to your rescue, my
Then turning to Rissey, who was
still kneeling, and oyelng him with an
expression of some wild beast just about
to spring upon Its proy, he added:
"You, need not bo scared about your
precious; seir. You are hardly polished
enough to suit me. I will see that you
arc returned to your Jinks, who is
more fond probably of ebony than
"I don't care nuflln' 'bout Jinks, if I
can only stay 'long wid Miss Suorv
whar she is," replied the faithful crea
ture, sobbing aloud. "But, massa.
please don't keep Miss Snory 'ginst her
will. Let her go, and Ris is willln' to
stay and die fur her, if you'll only give
her back to nor par'nts," and Risscv
Knelt and clasped her hands at the feet
of the wretch, who only knew mercy bv
lis name, and begged for the freedom of
her mistress with all the pathos she was
"Get up, you darkey ; it is useless to
kneel to me. I am no monster. I am
not going to kill your mistress, nor you
either, providing you behave yourself.
If you are so devotedly attached to Miss
Hewitt as all that, and choose to follow
her, you can do so as long as you go
quietly and make no resistance ; so get
offyour marrow bones and endeavor to
cheer up your mistress, while I go order
something to cat," and turning' unon
his heel, he left tho room with as much
composure as though it was a deed of
kindness he was performing.
Rissey now arose and went to Sonora,
who was weeping bitterly as tho full
reality of her situation broke upon her.
and of the little mercy she could expect
at me nanus of so accomplished a vil
-uon-t cry, Miss Snory. I'll plan
some way to 'fccapo 'fore Iontr. If
could git dat pistol out of his pocket,
mayne 'twould be somobody else's turn
to be scart," and casting revcnrroful
glances at the door through which Nor
man had just passed, she seated herself
beside her mistress, trying in vain to
While they wore thus seated, Norman
again entered, followed by Lodi, bearing
tray containing dcllcncies. PJacinir
iiiem upon the table, she was about re
tracing her stops, without seeming to
notice our heroine, when Sonora, seoiu;
her intention, sprang to her feet, ex
"Good woman, as you hope to have
your prayers answered at the throne of
God, tell me where I am and help mc to
return to my dear parents."
"You arc in the cabin of Lodi, and
wilLreturn with her to the land of the
red man," was the heartless answer, as
she rudely pushed her from her and
closed the door upon her.
Norman, who stood near by, caught
aonora, who would have fallen to the
floor had he not done so, for the excess
or her grief was almost insupportable.
beating her and taking her hand, he
"Miss Hewitt, you are aware. I nrc-
sume, mat you are entirely within mv
pow or. i ou are safe from all pcrsuors :
you need not, therefore, flatter voursolf
with the vain hope of again returning,
except on one condition, and that is
that you become my wife willingly. I
will then see that yon are restored to
your home in safety, until such timo as
I can appearand claim you without fear
"Norman Burke, insult mo not
further. You have already sufficiently
wounded my nearly breaking heart bv
your cruel and unfeeling conduct Seek
not moro revenge, for never-wiil I be
come the wife of a man who has lost his
own self-rospect by ill-treating a wom
au. Never! Sooner would I die than
wll'f.0lf . onu whs hand, have
"ti" m gul,t 08 decP as yours."
spite of God or man!" exelalmS 1 o
with an oath. "Call 0 a vllIaTn, do
you? Perhaps you may bavo better
cause before long. Once more I ask
you will you change your ileclnn-
as Via UU fill VntiK .1
Become my wife and I will immediate
ly send for a priost, who will conduct
you home, or part of tho way. Refuse
and you incur my hatred, which is
stronger than my love. You shall be
carried thousands of miles away from
here, where you need never expect to
sec the homo or your childhood again,
and for what? To bocomo my own
peerless bride in the end!" and laugh
ing a demonical laugh, he stepped
towards the door, saying in an authora
tive tone, "Choose which you will, and
give me your answer when I ask it,"
and closing the door, he locked it ou the
outside, and Sonora was once more a
"O, Rissey! Rissey!" exclaimed So
nora, as the key grated in the lock.
"What is to become of us? Think of
our parents and Harry! Oh, my broth
er, could you but come to tho rescue of
your distracted sister!"
Weeping, while her frame shook with
emotion, sat poor Sonora, calling upon
Rissey, who seemed at the present mc-
ment almost as dear as a sister. When
in sorrow and affliction we find our
selves situated the same, how closely
will wo cling to them, though they may
- i be far our inferiors, thus showing us
that grief makes no distinction, but lev
cls the high and exalts the lowly
equality. Never had Sonora felt the
full value of her dependant as now, who
had refused freedom that sho might re
main to comfort and perhaps bo a sort
The room in which thoy were con
fined was a long, narrow one, with but
one window, and that opened upon the
roof, so that it was impossible to see or
know where they wero. Walking
around and carefully examining to sec
if she could find any egress, Sonora at
last gave up almost In despair. Throw
ing herself upon her kuees, witli one
arm around her faithful companion, she
poured out her distress into tho car of
lier Heavenly Father, In whom alone
sho trusted for her release.
Rising from their knees, Sonora
walked towards the table, and telling
Rissey to follow her example, she par
took of tho really nico food that had
been prepared for her, knowing that to
give up in despair, and thus yield to an
unwilling appetite, would not only be
doing wrong under the present circum
stances, but also render her feeble and
Incapable of that strength which sho so
much needed to recover, if possible, her
Feeling somewhat refreshed after this.
sho again seated herself in her former
place, determining in her mind to be as
calm and patient as possible and never
to give up to despair while- the least
glimmer of hope remained to cheer her
drooping spirit with Its flickering ray
Ah, well may it be said, "Were it not
for Hope the heart would break;" for
sometimes when trials and troubles
gather thick and fast around us, and all
seems dark and stooped in impenetrable
gloom ; when in our sadness for a mo
ment we will exclaim, "Wretched!
wretched! Surely I shall never escape
from this," suddenly in the verv midst
oi our despondency rises Hope, whisper
ing, ou: so sweetly, "Why this sadness?
Do you not seo yon bright star In the
distance? Cheer up; it shines for vou.
and you arc to be far happier for this
despondency. Remember, 'The darkest
hour is just before the dawninir of the
Knowing Lodi to bo an Indian wom
an, from the glimpse she had of her and
the answer sho made, Sonora alreadv
began to fear that she was to be carried
into captivity; but with great and
prayerful efforts sho managed to appear
composed anil tranquil, In order not to
alarm Rissey any more than possible.
. . .. ... .
jioseiouu lamentations in her behalf
rendered her even moro disconsolate.
s the shades of nlghtbegantocathcr
rounu mem, and render objects scarce! v
laimv, jwssey crept to the side of her
-r . .. . .
"Lay down, Miss Snory, an' trv to cit
asleep. Ris will watch you like a cat
does a mouse. Don't be a bit afeared
while I am here," was tho consolation
offered our heart-sick heroine.
"I am glad you are so thoughtful.
Rissey. I will do as you say, for it will
help to make mo still stronger. Let mc
sleep about an hour, and then I will
"Oh, miss.ey, don't mind me. Ris is
as wide awake as a black fish. No
sleep for dis chile while dat crcctur is in
do udder room.
'But you must do as I say, Rissey, if
you ever hope to keep your strength and
spirits up to return home, for It will
never Ho for us to give up while there is
life; so wake me in an hour or so." and
sho laid down on the lounge, and Rissoy
mrew the largo cloak over her (which
Norman had used as a sort of disguiso
when carrying Sonora on tho Dart).
Taking a scat besido her mistress, she
stretched her eyes to their fullest ex
tent as the darkness became moro in
tense. Tho hour had expired; bnt hearinir
Sonora brcatho as sho slept as sweetly
as though her head had been pillowed
upon the breast of her mother, Rissey
had not the heart to wako her. Laying
her own head upon the edgo or the
lounge, witli one arm thrown across her
mistress, she caught two or three naps,
though her cars detected every sound,
fehehad lain thus for at least two hours,
1,, ; cam a Ky Placed in the
lock and hastily aroused Sonora.
Dar comes dat horrid reptile." was
who thoJi , ana,nu atlc Indian,
w o, though dressed in a citizen's dress
........ me savajre oxnn.Min
of Ins countenance.
candle. ' "laru,e a
"Be seated," said Norman, "while I
speak a few words to the lady."
Advancing towards his captive, who
sat crouching upon tho lounge, looking
with terror upou this new comer, ho
"Weli, my sweet one, what is your
answer? Have you concluded wisely to
bocomo my wife, and thus end all fur
ther trouble, by returning In safety to
your parents, till such time as I can
claim you? Or do you still persist in
thinking me all that is bad, and thus
seal tho doom which awaits you, of be
coming tho captive of yonder woman,
who wUI bear you away to her far-off
home, where you will have for your
companions the red man and the wild
beasts, which inhabit the wild forest
there to await my coming, which I am
obliged to ueier at present? And what
for in tho end? Only to become my
own, my oeautiiui, beloved wife, unin-
terrupteu by mo interference of any un
known interlopers or canting parsons.
What is your answer, my fair one?"
and seating himself beside her, he would
have taken her hand, but seein" his
movement, Souora started to her feet,
"Touch mo not, and oh! in the words
of Pauline, 'Let my wrongs make me
sacred!' Monster tint you are, thus to
debase yourself even lower than
thought you: Aro you not satisfied
with tho misery which you have already
caused tho hearts of others long beforo
you saw me, without thus forcing your
hated presenco upon another ? Begone,
or let me go, for never while there is a
God abovo will I become the wife of one
who lias no fear or respect for His holy
name, much less of such a man as you,
whoso very presence 13 a blight to
society. Let me go, I beg of you, Nor
man, and I will bless you for it. My
prayers, which havo already ascended,
will surely bo answered, for God will
show mercy to those who bestow It.
Think, I implore you, of my dear par
ents and that only brother, whom I love
so dearly. Think of their niiscrv.
moaning my unknown fate! If you
have, or ever had, a heart capable of
feeling for another, Norman, oh, let me
go!" and sinking upon her knees, So
uora clasped her hands in an agony of
grief, as she plead for her iclcase.
"I havo thought of ail you so pathel-
icly refer to, Miss Hewitt, but it is in
sufficient to All tho void within my
heart, which was once filled by Iovl
yes, lovo for you but now with hate,
and which nothing but revenge can
satisfy! You havo my answer," said
Norman, whilo his countenance assumed
an almost Satanic look, as his piercing
eyes fell upon his prisoner. Then turning
to Lodi and her companion, Hard Heart,
"Do as you agreed. Comluct your
prisoners in safety to the land you have
left, whither I will follow ere many
moons waue to claim her as ray bride,
and to count out tho cold which will
make you great and "powerful among
your tribe. Keep them both in safety
and free from harm. Remember till I
"This nigger will bring a good price
at the south, as soon I become her lord
and master," muttered Norman to him-
iclf, as lie retreated towards the door,
leaving Souora and Rissey in the hands
of two strange savages.
Care of the Kvns. Multitudes of
men and women havo made their eyes
weak for life by the too free use of eye
sight, reading small print and doing
line sewing. In view of those things, It
Is well to observe the following rules In
the use of the eyes:
Avoid all sudden changes between
light ami darkness.
Never read bv twilfeht on a verv
Never sleep so that on waking tho
eyes snau open on mc light or the win
dow. Do not uso tho evosteht bv Hrfit sn
scant that it requires an effort to dis
criminate. Is ever read or sow direetlv In fmiil nf
uio ngni oi me window or door.
It is bCSt to havo Ik-llt, (i full from
above, obliquely over tne left shoulder.
loo much llcht creates a elnr .mil
pain and confuses the sight. The
moment you are sensible of an pffnrt in
distingush, that moment stop and talk,
walk, or ride.
As the sky is blue and the earth green,
it would seem that the coilimr. should ho
a bluclsh tinge, tho carpet green, and
mo wans oi somo mellow tint.
Tho moment you arc instinctively
prompted to rub your eve. that moment
ceaso using them.
il the eyelids are glued together on
waking, do not forcibly onen them, hut
apply the saliva with the finger, and
then wash your eyes and face-with warm
A Womax Admitted to Citizen
ship. Tho Detroit Ist says that a
novel and interesting question wa3
raised in the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Michi
gan, on tho 4th instant, before Judge
Longyear. Mrs. Sarah Ann Patterson,
of Detroit, applied for and was granted
naturalization papers admitting nor to
all the rights of citizenship. This was
dono under a stature of the United
States which provide?, when a man who
has declared his intention to become a
citizen dies before receiving his second
papers his widow is cntitld to take out
such second papers, and they entitle her
and all her minor children to all the
rights and immunities of citizenship.
In 1853, Joseph Patterson, husband or
the lady referred to. declared his inten
tion to become a citizen. Subsequently
he died, and now his widow, in behalf
of herself and her children, has taken
out her second papers admitting her to
full citizenship. While it was appar
ently the intention of the law to confer
citizenship in this way upon the minor
children of an alien who had declared
his intention, it was so broad as to con
fer all such rights upon the widow also.
As one or tho rights orcitizenship is the
right to vole, it Is tho opinion of legal
Kent emen that .Mrs. Patterson, thus
The Princess of Rf.i.ci...
come a Catholic-n,.i i"" Vils uc"
vent at Innspruck in the'ivrol The
Pnncesss is an American by biVtli
Miss Agnes Leclcrq, or Jlaltlmore liid
her romantic nil ventures in XxKx
years ago filled tne newiM o?tl,
time. She saved her husCS
Mexico, and got him restored to his
military rank in Germany. H0 w4s
killed at Gravclotte, at tho head of his
regiment Sho was nt one time a circus
rider, and her career altogether has
been filled with adventure.
(From the Iktlanee.
A Womnn'M Complniut.
Yesterday's work-a ponderous store
At last was rolled away:
Rack on my weary shoulders,
lieliold It comes today!
It seems to me these drudgln" liven
Some theories reverse "
Turn backward man's development
To apes. If nothing worse.
Oh. let me go and dream awhile
Neath anthem-slnglng trees.
Ponder, or reod.or rien falre.
Or what'er I plen.se.
Helond to nature's frown or snillos.
Kepeal her echoing word?, ' .
Cadence and modulatingtiweet-
Learn from her singing birds. ,
.For even npxr the, lTOlrl.ilowcrs .
Love! ugly beckon me
Their younger buds to criticise,
Leaves, Just unrolled, to see.
From simmering pots and kettlos
How gladly would I turn,
I'w'hovon'H grandest hymplioiitas
Itl patient zeal toTenrn.
To i "yard" the stupid cows at night.
And shut them In with bars.
Is octry enough rorMiiiioi
I'd rather bound the stari.
The milk-maid, with her shining pail.
Admiring oets see;
Hut the dipper in the milky way
Has greater charms for me.
O, haste, thou "good time coming,"
hen toil and care aro dono;
w hen a new and holy era
lis cyeie lias begun;
When all perplexities and pains,
At which we now repine,
Arc changed to sweet content and Joy
By alchemy divine!
now LXCI.n SAM'S Ilovs arc to vm
UNIFOKMKI) JIKUKAFTEK. L ncle Sam
lias ordered his troops to don the new
and Improved uniform, whlnh ! ili
suit, oi mc recommendations made by
the Board which latelysatinNewYork.
The more important chansres are the
i . ' .
following: The double breasted fronk
coat, heretofore sacred to officers abovo
me rank or Captain, is now to bo worn
by officers of ail ranks. Tho nmlmu
sack coat is recognized as part of the
regulation uniiorm. iiie rrocK coat of
the enlisted men gives place to a neatly
fitting basque, handsomely faced, with
tho colors of the several anus on tho
breast and skirts, and liberally orna
mented Willi uuiious. Tiio brass
snouiuers scaic tnsappearin lavoror a
cloth shoulder strap. For (atiuuo and
other lHirnoscsanavvbluolilonsp. td.-ifml
on tho breast, and gathered iu a waist-
belt is provided in place or the present
iiuimecruu. xiie trousers oi an irener -
als and their stall officers are to be dark
blue without trimmings of any kind,
iicsimeiiiai ouicers are to wear iicnt
blue, with wide, welted strips, the color,
of their respective arms of service.
eneral and stall officers arc to wear
French chapcati, witli ostrich plume, on
dress occasions; mounted corps a black j
felt helmet with gold triniiiiiiisrs and i
hair plumes, and inarching corps adress : in the least, you could not subject mo to
cap, with upright plume of cock's such humiliation. Look at these slip
feather reI for artillery and white for ' pers; I have worn them above all de
infantry. Foot soldiers will wear pom-1 cent use, because I could not ask for the
ponsinstond of plumes. Mounted troops i money necessary to buy new ones. I
may wear genuine troopers' top boots, feel it a degredation, just as you would,
and saeiies and epaulettes are abolished
for all but general officers. There arc
many minor changes which, it is as
serted, will be for the better.
Evn ASDTiiE Fm Leaves. An amus
ingstory is told ora daughter of a distin
guished Southern Goneral, who was
spending the summci during the war at
Silver Spring, Florida. As is well
known, the ladies were compelled to re
sort to all sorts of expedients to make
their gowns presentable, and many of
thorn became very expert iu the use of
dyes, so that, shut out from the rest of
the world as they were, their attire was
always neat and lady-like.
It appears that the young lady in
question had a block barege which she
wished to restore to its pristine beauty,
and so ordered her made (Eve) to boil
her some fig leavos, which, as is known,
are excellent for restoring color to dark
Having waited for somo time for the
decoction to be brought her, she went
out iiiwn the gallery or the hotel, and
caned out in a loud voice ".ve, nave
you put on the Ilg leaves V"
A number of gentlemen seated below
with difficulty suppressed a laugh, and
tho young lady receiving no answer, re
iterated her question more loudly than
before. Unable longer to restrain them
selves, the gentlemen laughed long and
heartily. Tho absurdity of her question
suddenly flashed upon the young lady,
and she hastily retired to her chamber
to hide her blushes and confusion.
Eve and the lig leaves was a standing
joke at Silver Spring all that scasou.
Didn't Give it Up. Oho of our citi
zens is blessed or otherwise, with a very
stubborn wife. In his case, he finds
that when a woman will, she will, you
may depend on't, and when sho won't,
she won't, and that's an end on't. Tills
peculiar disposition in hi3 who is no se
cret among his associates, and one of
them, meeting liim the other day,
AS k 1 "
"Well , do you know why you are
like a donkey?"
"Like a donkey!" echoed W ,
opening his eyes wide. "No, I don't."
"Do you give it up?"
"Because your bettor half Is stubborn
"That's not so bad. Ha! ha! I'll give
that to my wife when I go home."
"Mrs. W ." he asked, as he sat
down to supper, "do you know why I
like adonKey ."'
"Un waited a moment cxpectinc his
wife to give it up, but she didn't; sho
looked at him somcwnai commtsera
tlnglo, as she answored:
"I suppose it's because you were born
y has abjured the habit of put
ting conundrums to his wife.
Last Saturday several children were
playing in tho yard or the Seventh
Street Congregational CUiurch, in Cin
cinnati, and one or thorn, a little five on
six year old son of the sexton, was in
duced to decern! to the bottom of a dry
cistern. After he, got to the bottom
ids little play-fellows called to him that
"now lie was shut down forever," and
closed the cap over him for two or three
minutes. When he was taken out it
was discovered he had lost! Ids reason
from fright, Tho distressed mother, It
is said, is crazed in consequence.
The Countess of Blancliery? w'10 5n
one of the battles of tho Franco-German
war fought with a musket In her hand
as a private soldier, has just had the
Cross or the Legion or Honor conferred
Wives and Money.
Of all the little fuzes that help to de
stroy the domestic vines, no ono is more
omnipresent, or busy, than that small
pest which infests alike tho houses of
ncn mm poor, which makes it necessary
lor tho wire to ask her husband for
money to supply tho daily recurring
iiL-vt-ssiiius, auu iicr own.
. 1 1 . . .
it iiievuauiy creates uiscontf-nr. n
sense of humiliation, degredation and
separation. The woman who had
earned, and been free to uso her weekly
wages, for yearly salary, or larcrer in
come, before her marriage, and after
wiM event, though her time is more
tuny occupied than ever, has no mnnov
except at her asking and not always
"un feeisjust as mauawould feel who
should be placed In tiio
She cave un her onnortunifv tr -in
quire money by tho usual methods, for
vi mu uume anu me latum'.
To this end she devoted her time,
thoughts, and efforts, every da-, and all
the year, without cessation or vacation
But custom everywhere, and law in
many places, nuts all mnnov nrti. r-...
ily in the hands of tho husband. The
wife lives as a dependent. Rim i,mU
what is civeii her. cheerfniu- nr ,.i
iiigiy, as the case may be, but inevita
bly learns to hate her txwition, and to
grow away from the man who gives onlv
i. . .. "ocu- i may oo mere
thoughtlessness on his reirr. hnf m.
"u mu m iiu is iiiesame.
Ono of tho most fruitful sources of dis
content iu the home is tho too denend-
I'VOlliUU ui iuu wile.
If husbands would consider what it
WOUld be to ticmto bo situafml nro.nl.r
in the same way. so far as mnnov i mn.
cerned, every just and generous man
among them would see to it at once,
that his house should not hold so fruit
ful a source of unhappiness.
Many years aco. an exedlint. mnn
told me his experience in this
lar. Ho had not been married a year,
but lie noticed a change in the look and
manner of his wife sho
cheerful, less happy. The old glad wel
come ou his daily return from business
had ceased. He sincerely loved her,
and was miserable when lie saw that
she was not even comfortable as his
wife. Tills state of things mustnotbe
endured if it could bo cured. So lie
! nskoil hnr fmnlclv wlmt u-na dm io(nn
at the same time telling her that above
i all things lie wished to promote her
Then she answered frank! v: "You
know that before our marriare I col-
! lecteu mv own dividends, and tin?
money I had was mv own. to uso as T
I chose, and it was all I needed. Since
i we were married you collect mv In-
I come, and I never have a cent foranv
purpose, except when I ask you for it.
It seems to me that if vou cared for mn
If you were in my place.
"Could you endure it, ir I had the
money, and you had none, only as you
got it by asking mc for it? I used to
teach six hours, and had the whole re
maining day for my pleasure. Now all
my time is occupied; I have neither
money nor leisure, and I feel just like a
pauper ora beggar, and I wished I were
dead." Then she burst into tears, and
cried as though her heart woultl break.
With an immenso sense or relicr, he
asked: "Is that all?"
"All!" said she. "It is enough to kill
The dreadful rear that she had ceased
to love him, or that she loved some one
else, fled. The whole matter was talked
over with the largest freedom, until the
husband said he seemed to himslf to
have been unspeakably mean.
"To think," said he, "that I had ever
offered her just the twenty cents which
she said she needed to buy pins, or the
six cents necessary for shoe strings, and
had not once thought that sho must
need more for other tilings, whilo all
her time was devoted to make a com
fortable home for mc!" As a result of
the explanation, the husband every
week put a sum or money double what
ids wire thought she would need, where
she could get it without asking.
The you ng wi re's race grew glad agai n.
Tiio fueling of pauper and beggar van
ished. The end of tho year showed a
bauk account of seven hundred dollars
iu tho name of tlic wife, saved carefully
from the money she had not needed to
use. Tho only root or bitterness there
had ever been between them was
plucked up. Peacoand comfort returned
and flourished. The story of this wife
is the story or many others.
Sometimes tho law will recognize the
undoubted right or the wife to her full
share of the money value which accrues
to tho marriage firm.
Until that time, tho thoughtlessness
of really good men may be cured by the
frank speecli or tho wife, who is daily
hurt by a feeling of dependence which
ought never to exist between the equally
vauable partners in the home.
There aro plenty of spendthrift wives
and husbands, who waste the common
substance and that of each other. Thev
must always suffer loss. But the great
majority oi married couples bear each
their natural share or the family burden,
care, and toil, and they should bo alike
independent in money matters. li'om
Found Dead. For several months
past, a married woman, named Jane
Frame, whose husband Is now living in
Virginia, Nev., has lived in a two-story
frame house, corner or California and
Hyde streets. Yesterday and tho day
berore, tho neighbors of Mrs. Frame
detected a peculiar and disagreeable
smell proceeding from her house, and,
as they had not seen her since Saturday
last, they suspected something was
wrong. An entrance was effected
through a rear door, and those who
entered discovered the dead body of Mrs.
Frame, fully dressed, on a bed. She had
been dead several days, for her body
was in an advanced state or decomposi
tion. Deputy Coroner Titcomb was
notified, and he took charge or the
body. By the woman's side lay a dead
new-born infant, and from an investiga
tion, it appeared that the woman must
havo died while giving birth to the
child. An inquest was held nnd a ver
dict given In accordance with the above
facts. S. F. Call, Oct. 4.
A cubic Inch of gold is wortli S1C0.
A million dollars in cold, ncconlinn- to
figures at the Mint, weigh just about
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From the Pioneer. . . j
Tnlce n Child. '
EV TEAM. XVEISO. . r
Beneath the old forest treos Itrayed-i
W here In days of my childhood I pfeyfd,
untueringautnmn leaves in bright array,
Or nuts to crack lu winter's day.
And as the dry leaves rattle at my le,
I long the same nhl friends fntna,
Itat they tread the golden street;
I wonder If life there can be rnort sweet ?
Tnev, when here, were a merry throri
Making the woods ring all daytfong,"
Ith our frollc.Joy and song.
How frail life Is we thought it strong.
How I start at chirp of bird;
Orpuuse to look when, the leaven aro stirred:
It seems the sa"mc footrulls are heard,
liut no one is hear to speak a word.
h! can this be childhood acaln?
Oh, iflt is, 'tis not the same;
il urings not joy to the heart, but pain,
As wo wish for the pat, in vninV -"
And asl walk with a dlflerent treSBr"
I cannot helDfeel a MleuCdrewIartnrarat
And the locks arc white uixm mvhand;
Then I think- life hangs upon a t firutll. '
Farewell to memories of child iMin
To thee, mv hannv. vonttifiil iIat-.t .H
To thee, old man lust crumbling to clay,
would no longer with thee stay.
The old mnn droop, eyes they close:
ins umuj uy inccuui oi uentli areiroze.
No more sorrow, nor trouble he knows,
While upward singing, the young-spirit goes.
About "Women.---' '" '
Anna Dickenson will stumpTof Gree
made SSOO.QOO by
Women are worked upo'irl
Biu iiirauucau, ivy. - -- "
An Englishwoman avows her inten
tion of offering herself as a I candidate for
Olive-eved Celestial women are nuoted
at SVOO apiece in British Columbia, on a
Somebody calls Miss Emily Faithful
the Mrs. Livermore of England. 1 James
Red path is her lecture agent.
The "Lamplighter," written- by iMaria
Cummings twenty years ago, has.found
a French translator and Publisher.
The Arcadian Club of New York,
formally welcomed Miss Louisa Kellogg
on her triumphant return from, Europe.
Julia Hartiy has commenced, an ac
tion against the Guardian. Xifa Insur
ance Co. for $30,000 policy oil. th'ej-life of
Young ladies will hereafter be admit
ted to tlie collegiate departrrienfof Gris
wold College, Iowa, on the same terms
as the young men. ;
The Academy or Sciences at Philadel
phia lias elected a woman to frill fellow
ship; there is also a lady on one of its
Chicago has a shooting gallery for the
exclusive uso or ladies, among whom
there is a growinjr recklessness to be
come proficient with rifle and pistol.
Harriet Martineau and five hundred
other English women have 'petitioned
me-tiouse oi commons to dispense with
the "cat" as a means of punishment.
Fifty children in chanro or Miss Rvrt
sailed from Liverpool for QuebeC;to-day
: t, c- i. i .
in iiiir ouiiuum. iiuuica Hav
ing been secured for them iu Canada.
Miss Foley, an American sculntor at
Rome, has been about the most success
ful artist in the Holy City, duriinr tho
past season. Most of her work hits gone
A woman was complained ofinDun
kirk, Chautauque county,, N.- Y., re
cently, as a common scold, aud was ar
rested, convicted, and compelled to pay
In a Florida young ladies' seminary
the thoughts or the inmate3:are"taken
from dress, by putting the girls in a
uuiform dark green for Winter and
pink for Summer.
An old lady gave this asihor idea ora
great man: "One who is keorrul or his
clothes, don't drink sperets, ken reed
the Bible without spelling tho'words,
and eat a cold di nner on wasli day with
A Greenfield (Mass.) girl returning
home recently from a lecture on elec
tricity, got caught in a thunderstorm,
and promptly pulled off her hoop skirt,
not caring to risk herself inside that
kind ora lightening conductor.
Signora Aurelia Cinimo Falliero Do
Luna, a well known Italian authoress,
lias established in Florence' a semi
monthly newspaper, entitled the Cor
nelia, devoted to Woman's Rights aud
the promotion of the education of, Ital
Nilsson's husband is a Frenchman, so
to please him, sho has refused to sing in
Germany. It would bo strategy'to sing
under the Kaiser's window and around
till she had recovered a few wagon-load3
of silver, taken not long since from tho
unfortunate French people.
New England girls aro sensible, to do
sucii work as they can get. Among the
table girls at tho Ocean House, Old
Orchard, are fifteen school teachers. At
nearly all the great mountain and sea
side resorts in New England there may
be found waiting on the tables accom
plished young ladiss, who thus employ
A one-legged orater. named. Jones,
was pretty successfiil in bantering an
Irishman, when the latter asked' him:
"How did you come toloso your leg?"
"Well," said Jones, "on examining my
pedigree, and looking up my descent, I
found some Irish blood in me, and be
coming convinced that it' was settled in
that left leg, I had it cut off at once."
"Be the powers," said Pat, "it would
have heed a duced good thing if it had
settled in your head." v ..
Some philanthropist of Middlctown
offers $20 to the best and $10 to the sec
ond best lady rider, riding astride, at
the Middlesex County Fair. These pre
miums are additional to tbcregular pre
miums oflered by the society, a"
competitors to allowed unless pr good
moral character satisfactory, to the com
Sir James Puckle, in his ' Sg $P iu
a Green Head" a volume nbonnmng
quaint similes folded '.Jrf the
good sense-"Whcn . Pgint their
dead, so fold up your doou
virtues may be fifin silence.''
their vices are wrappc" m