The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, November 29, 1872, Image 1

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HUS. A. J. DIMJVAT, Editor snd Proprietor
OFl'ICE Cor. Tront and Stark Streets.
One year.
Mix months
Three iuontli
ADVHRTISBMEXTSInserted on Reasonable
The Tntllng: rail.
The stgulng, sobbing, (ad south wind
riajg on my peaceful, placid brow.
As o'er the dim and distant days
Oryenrs or yore I linger now.
The pitiless and pelttnsraln,
Drlpis from Uie dark and dlney eaves,
And, splashing In the puddles, plays
At liWe and hunt with homeless leave.
A red-lira wn robin bows beneath
Tho grass-srown groundsill of my door,
Bat Mag no more bis low, sweet sons
Of shimmering sunshine as of yore.
The barn-yard brutes the .burdened day
Endure, as down the drowsy west
The sombre atin, with uee unseen,
Sinks slowly to bis saddened rest.
A hurried horseman halts beside
The sodden stile and shakes his cloak,
IimoHBts and throw; the tangled rein
Around a drenched and drooping oak.
The oblekans cackle ut the crows;
The crows caw round the gabbling geese;
A bleating lambkin blunders by
The half-drowned dam with dripping fleece.
Indoors the deepening darkness drags
It lazy length upon the walls,
"While glimmering gleams of glowering glare
Gioam through the lamp-light In the hall.
Grim blackness broods about my bed,
And settles lu the silent air;
I slam the shutters In the gloom,
And coddle In my cozy chair.
Sweet silence soothes the sad south wind,
And lulls to sleep tho sobbing storm.
3fy lone heart yearns for years of yore
And many a merry-making form.
And as they flit before my face,
The dear, dead darlings of the past,
The sad south wiud a solace rings
That promises sweet peace at last.
A.J. D.
Entered.aceordlng to the Act ofrnm in
tho year 1ST2, by Mrs. Susie IVItherell, In the Or-
ueeoi inoijoranan of Congress at Washington
or FBiEcrns.
About a month after Lodi Jiad prom
ised our heroine licr release they sat to
gether, as usual, at the door of the tent.
watching the sun as it cast its declining
Biiauows over the bare and leafless trees,
whoso branches now and then creaked
mournfully as the chill November blast
swept by. Lodi was consoling Sonora
and Risscy with the hope that they
should very soon be released from their
bondage, when suddenly she sprang to
her feet with a cry, "He comes! he
Such a yell as went forth was never
heard except on great occasions. Hard
Heart was tho first to run and greet one
whom ho supposed was his pretended
friend; but as lie neared the place from
whence the form was emerging, judge
of his surprise and consternation when
he beheld strange pale-faces, and not
one, but four, who were none others
than our Bridgeport friends, headed by
Catherine. "With a peculiar motion she
made signs to Hard Heart to approach
alone, telling him they were friends and
meant no harm. Sho told him in a few
words the intent of their journey and
appearance among them, asking his
protection and aid during their stay, for
which he should have gold double the
amount of the bribe that Norman had
"Hard Heart is chief a mighty war
rior among his tribe. All obey him.
He will see that no harm comes to you,
but the palo bird cannot be released.
Hard Heart means otherwise. You
must wait till the white chief comes,
and then take him and depart"
"Let it be as you say. We will abide
till he comes," was the reply of Cather
ine. "Follow to the wigwam of Hard
Heart. There you will be safe," and ho
led the way, while the savages looked
on with surprise, some uttering yells
and others dancing at the sight of so
many pale-faces. Leaving our friends
there, ho went to inform Lodi of this
new occurrence.
"Pursuers, hey!" exclaimed she, as
he finished. "Come to carry away our
captives! "Would you let the pale dove
go?" asked she, quizzlngly.
"He! he! he!" laughed the savage.
"The palo dove must be mine. I will
see that she is not taken. Keep her se
cure. The white squaw who accompa
nies the three pale-faces has my prom
ise to return in safety."
"The while squaw! The pale girl's
mother porhaps."
"No, an enemy to tho chief whom
she will wait for. I will learn more and
let you know," said he, rising to go.
"I will go to her," said Lodi, rising
and following.
Sonora and Bissey now clung to each
other, for our heroine knew by the sav
age yells and looks and manner of Hard
Heart that something new had hap
pened, and her heart sank with fear as
she thought that probably Norman's
arrival had caused it. Little did she
think that the friends who loved her so
dearly were near her to rescue her; that
Harry, her darling brother, was waiting
to ciasp ner to ins breast; and that Clar
ence, the devoted lover, was within a
few steps to bear her home to friends
and happiness. Had she knowii all this
under the present excitement the conse
quences might have proved fatal, for the
too sudden revulsion from fear to joy
would have been too much for her just
A Lodi entered the tent where our
friends were -seated her eyes instantlv
fell upon.Cathenne. For a moment she
ei'JlienJy then, diking towards
her, she uttered, '(Leuard'a bride," and
clasped to her bosom her astonished
guest Then, taking her by the hand,
she said:
"Como with me. I would
alone a little while."
see you
Catherine, who feared nothing now
did as sho was desired, not knowing
what was mo cause of this sudden
.uout leu uatnerino tiireclly to the
place where fconora and Bisscv were
Bidding her enter, she stood at the door
a spectator. So sudden and unexpected
was the meeting that for a moment So
nora lost all control over herself; then n i. i .
"u uuunu sue mrcw nor arms
around the neck of her friend, weeping
as a nine cmid. Ilisscy, whose joy was
utterly unspeakable- at the sight or a
a friendly face, entirely forgot her in
ferior station, and with one spring fol
low eu tue example of her mistress.
clinging frantically round the waist of
Catherine, -crying:
"liresa you! Bress you ! De Lord hab
sent you fer us! Hab you come to take
us home? Bis will lub Miss Suory's
God forever dat sho will! Oh. im
you! bress you!" and tho over-joyed
creature wept and prayed together.
bonora Bpoke not for a few moments;
then, falling upon her knees, she ut
tered a short prayer of thankfulness.
calling down blessings upon tho heads
of those who had so kindly befriended
ner, and asking that through them she
might be delivered from the onnres-
sion ot ner enemies."
Lodi, whose heart was far to full for
words, looked on in silence, while Hie
scalding tears coursed each other in
rapid succession down her wrinkled
cheeks, as she vividly brought to mind
her youthful love and tho lomr hatred
sho had borne her unknown rival, who
now stood before her; and then of the
sorrow she had been the means of caus
ing the fair captive, who knelt ami be
sought blessing after blessinc upon her.
and she determined at all hazards to re
trieve the injury by doing all in her
power to aid in her escape.
"Ulcss you! Thank you. dear Cath
erine, for your second preservation of
my happiness. How shall I sufficiently
recompense you, one of my best of
friends?" were Sonora's words as she
nroso from her knees.
'By never mentioning it again.
Rather thank those who accompany
me. Harry, Robert and Clarence are
waiting in yonder tent to conduct you
in safety to your anxious narcnta"
"My brother, my cousin, and Clar
ence! Did you say I should so soon
see Clarence?" asked Sonora. tho obi
look of peace and joy returning to her
now rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes.
un, leau me to their presenco, quick!
Oh, Lodi, you will let mo go?" were
her incoherent words, as she advanced
with rapid steps towards tho door-way.
"Oh, Miss Snory, don't leave me!
Please don't!" screamed RIssey, fearful
mat she was forgotten.
"lou shall go when I do, my faithful
RIssey; never fear," answered Sonora,
coming back and putting hor arm
around the waist of her worthy servant.
"It will bo necessary to wait a little
longer," said Lodi, rising. Then, turn
ing to Catherine, she continued: "Re
turn to the wigwam of the white chiefs
for the present, and to-night when all
sleep, before the moon comes forth to
light our path, meet me at tho foot of
the cotton wood tree that grows a few rods
from this tent. Then and there I will
tell you all regarding myself and my
Intentions towards yonder maid, whp is
as sate with mo as though she slept
upon tho bosom of her own mother, and
whose freedom I promise you. But
hark! Yonder comes Hard Heart Say
nothing. Appear willing to do as he
says. Return now, but remember, to
night ero the moon rises," and waiving
her hand, she motioned for hor visitor
to depart, as Hard Heart entered with a
scowl upon his countenance.
"What does the white squaw soy?
Has she asked for the pale dove?" asked
he, In his own language.
"ishe has," was the reply.
"And what was your answer?"
"That she was our captive, and could
go when wblto chief claimed her only."
'You have done right so far. But I
will see that the pale dove is put in a
safer place, for Hard Heart fears he
may lose his bnde," and rising, uo tooU
Sonora by the hand.
"With a scream she darted from him
and threw herself at tho feet of LoJi;
but with a dark frown she spurned her
from her, when Sonora recollected that
she must conceal their friendship or all
mightbelost She therefore maintained
a quiet reluctance and allowed Hard
Heart to again take her hand and lead
her forth to another wigwam, where.
motioning her to be seated, hc beckoned
to a ferocious looking savage. After
whispering a few words in his unknown
tongue ho walked off, leaving Sonora
palo with fright at tho apiiearancc of
her watchful guardian, from whose un
couth face she could not gain one gleam
of pity. RIssey was now almost incon
solable, but Lodi did all sho could to
paciry her and make her realize that
she should soon sec her mistress and
return home in safety with her. "With
this assurance she at last became quite
reconciled and contented with her situ
ation. That night,' according to agreement,
Catherine and: Lodi met, and before
they parted fully understood each other,
and had become firm true friends, for in
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borrow wo find our dearest friends in
those who can sympathize with us by
once Having troubles similar to our
"I will see that Norman receives his
just dues," said Catherine, as sho arose
from her scat beneath the old tree. "If
I cannot obtain my revenge any other
way, I will use this," and she flourished
the dagger in tho air, which she still
carried. "See you," continued she,
that the pale-faces are restored to their
home in safety, and I will wait here for
"I fear the anger of Hard Heart more
than all else not for myself, but for tho
white chiefs in yonder wigwam," whis
pered Lodi. "Should they persist in
not going without tho palo dove, his
anger would prove terrible, and danger
must certainly fall upon their heads,
Wo must manage to persuade them to
escape in some way."
"I have it," answered Catherine, her
eyes brightening. "I will prevail upon
tiie young chiefs to comply with the
wishes of Hard Heart and pretend to
leave willingly. They will proceed to
t'lague Mine and await her coming,
which you must manage in some way
unknown to Hard Heart, who suspects
not mat you are her friend."
"That is sufficient if you can succeed
with your part. Depend upon me.
win not leave her until she is with
thoso who can protect her from harm,"
and leaving Catherine to return to the
pallet she had left, Lodi directed her
steps cautiously to the wigwam where
sue had seen Hard nart conduct So
nora. Listening, she found all soundly
sleeping. Opening the canvass she be
held her captive stretched upon a
blanket, alone and evidently sleeping.
biepping cautiously, she stooped
uown, wucn fcouora, who was awake.
started, but finding the intruder to be
her friend, clasped her round the neck.
ueggmg ner to stay with her.
This cannot be, though I will watch
you as carefully as if I lay beside vou
Catherine de Midci has repealed all to
me, ami the murderer of Lenard's child
can never wed the palo dove," and
there, In the darkness of midnight,
wnue tiie cold autumn winds whistled
mournfully around them, did Lodi in
form Sonora how she and Catherine
had planned tho escape of herself aud
Rissey. As she concluded sho asked:
"Arc you satisfied with this arrange
ment, and willing to remain a little
longer till the white chief comes, for
Lodi cannot do It till then?"
"Anything so I can but return lo my
home," answered Sonora, weenino- as
sho thought of the timo which must
elapso ere she could behold thoso dear
friends who were even then so near,
and her anxious parents, who were
mourning for her return.
"I must now leave you and go to my
wigwam, before my absenco is known,
for none suspect me of being your
friend but the Good Spirit, who knows
I am," and the rudo Indian woman
placed a kiss of pure affection upon the
check of Sonora, whom she really
Sonora remained awake the rest of
the night, for sleep had refused lo visit
her weary eye-lids, though she had
courted him in vain. Tho morning
light had scarcely appeared In the firm
ament ere a foot-step broke upon her
listening cars, and the next moment
Clarence stood before her delighted
gaze. Though she had changed much
during the two years that had passed
since he last saw her, still hc failed not
to recognize her In her barbarous dress.
Forgetting her ludicrous appearance,
disheveled locks, the placo aud every
thing, save that her lover stood once
more before her, she sprang to berject,
and with one wild shriek threw herself
into the arms which were ready to re
ceive her.
"Sonora! my own loved Sonora!
Once more do I clasp you to my heart,
never again I hope lo bo separated in
this world," and he imprinted kisa after
kiss upon her pure white brow, which
nestled so lovingly against his manly
"Clarence! dear, dear Clarence! Do
not leave me again. God has indeed
answered our prayers, and wo have met
once more. Say you will not leave me,
for oh ! I cannot, cannot stay!" and she
clung tighter to the arm that supported
"Leave you, never! Sooner would I
stay and stiller witli you, were such a
tiling necessary, than to leave you for a
moment to take the chances among
these brutal savages."
We must here inform the reader that
Catherine had not yet told our young
friends or her plan for Sonora's escape,
and Clarence had therefore done tho
very thing which he should not-or
seeking an interview with Sonora.
"Ah! Say you so? The pale chief Is
very brave. He may suffer too soon!"
exclaimed a brutal voice at the open
With one long loud scream Sonora
sank upon tho bosom of her betrothed.
as she beheld Hard Heart enter, wicM
ing his tomahawk above his head, and
grasp the arm or Clarence.
"How dare the white chier steal to
the wigwam or the pale dove, who be
longs to Hard Heart, and whom ho
would havo to gladden his homo with
her love?" asked hewith a demoniacal
'The white dove was mine ere she
Free Speech, Free Pjiess, Fjiee People.
cam among your midst, and is mine
still ; aud by that right will I protect
her. Be content to choose rrom among
your own sisters. I will see that she is
returned to the home or the while mau;
thereforo lay not a hand upon me or
. Letting go of Clarence's arm, Hard
Heart said :
II11TI.fl .
"iv into cniei iooks anil speaks very
bravo. He is no squaw; but he departs
not from here. The belt of the red
chiefs bride will be decked with two
bravo scalps."
"With a shudder Sonora released her
self from Clarence. Turning to Hard
Heart, sho said
"Never! Let the white clilcf go, and
willingly will I suffer in his place ; but
yours I will never be. You may torture
me ; but do what you may, I will never
be yours!"
Uttering a savage yell, Hani Heart
called to his side two or his stoutest
chiefs. Ordering them to bind the
hands of Clarence, they let! him fortli
from the presence of Sonora, though not
withoutgrcat resistance; but they stifled
his cries, as well as the frantic screams
of our heroine, who believel they would
kill him before sheshouldstchim again.
But such were not the Intentions of
Hani Heart, who meant tc keep him a
captive until such times as they should
see fit to torture him, provided he would
not conform to their wishes for the
most cruel and heart-rending means are
always adopted, as they prova more sat
isfactory to their hanlened natures.
As soon as they were cone, Hard
Heart, taking Sonora by the hand, who
was weeping bitterly, led her to another
tent some distanco off, where, lashing
her firmly to a stake, he left her alono
without speaking one word to let her
know her fate or what she had to hope
for. In this position she rcimincd until
nearly sunset, without a morsel to eat or
a draught of water to cool her lips, with
her mind in an agony of suspense. At
length Hard Heart made his appearance.
offering her a pieco of venison and a
flask of water. "Watching htr as she
swallowed a small pieco and drank a
little, he at length spoke:
"Does tho palo dovo consent to stay
in tho wigwam or the great chier or the
reu man, and let the white elder go? Or
docs she rcrusc.and wish to sec him tor
tured before her eyes aloiig with tho
other brave pale-face who comes to
claim his bride?"
"What mean you ?" asked Sonora, at
this indirect reference to Norman. "I
would stay could I but take the place of
yonder white chief at the place of tor
ture. Let hint go. The Good Spirit will
watch over me, and save me from be
coming your slave."
"'Tiswell! 'tis well!" gritted he be
tween his teeth.
Just then another fierce yell went
forth announcing that something new
had taken place. Going towards his
captive, Hard Heart unloosed her fetters
that Sonora could He down, aud
leaving a savage to watch her, he has
tened to enquire of this new outbreak.
""White chier has come! "White chier
has come!" was tho exclamation, and
looking in the direction pointed to, he
beheld Norman, mounted upon a mag
nificent charger, talking with oneof the
Going towards him, Hani Heart
greeted him, and bidding him dismount,
led him to the wigwam which our hero
ine had occupied the night before. Sit
ting down, he quickly related the factor
the arrival of our friends the day before
and of tho capture and confinement of
Clarence in tho presence orSonora.
"Good ! That pleases me! You aro a
brave chier, and shall havo twice the
amount or gold I first promised. Say
you that three pale chiefs arc here, and
among them a woman?"
"Even so. But one, remember, is a
captive now," was the reply of Hard
"Hide- me. Let them not know I
am here. Let the two depart ill peace,
but keep the one you cay she called
Clarence. Keep him; ho wifi make
fine sport for you. And as for the wom
an, leave her to me, for mcthinks I
know her." I will sec that she troubles
me no more, muttered Norman to him
self, as ho followed his guide to a tent
occupied by some squaws and a sick In
dian. "Hero for tho present you are safe,"
said Hani Heart, as he left him and re
turned to the tent or Lodi to inform her
or all that had taken place.
To be continued.)
A boy was tempted by somo of his
companions to pluck some rijio cherries
rrom a tree Which his father had for
bidden him to touch.
"You need not be an-aid," said they,
"for if your father should find out that
you had taken them, hc is so kind that
ho would not hurt you."
"That is the very reason," replied the
boy, "why I should not touch them. It
is true my father may not hurt me, yet
my disobedience, I know, would hurt
my father, and that would be worse to
me than anything else."
Was not this an excellent reason?
i,imJnitiho-i?r8J suspension bridge was
building in England, a fiddler offered to
Striking ono iioteafter
another, he eventually hit Its vibrating
note, or fundamental tone, and threw it
into such extraordinary vibrations that
tho bridgo builders had to bec him lo
desist Only recently a bridge went
down under tho tread or infantry in
Franco who had not broken step and
three hundred of them were drowned
Muscular Exerciso for Women.
If vigorous exercise is beneficial
of nge, for the want of exercise to
strengthen anil uuiiu up the enervated
bouyv wnyare men advised to hunt,
practice gymnastics, play ball, and live
in the open air as much as possible,
when physically reduced and needing a
change in the mode or living, when
women are kept indoors, dosed on stim-
uitnts. and aiiviseu to "keep qiuet,"
--avom excitement,-- -anil go out only
in the morning for a short walk?" If
active exercise ami out-dooramusemcnts
aro good for one, why not for the other?
The fact of tho matter fs, that wo aro
not accuiomci ro see lauies indulge in
what is known as "manly sports" and
the exercises that are now exclusively
practiced by men. In rare cases there is
an exception; Vassar College, honor lo
its name, has taken a few progressive
steps in thisdirection. Ifall our colleges
would pay more attention to this sub
ject, aud combine sonic practical cus
toms anu ineir naoits witn tneirstuilies
or physiology and-nicdicino, our women
or to-day, and ourscholars forthc future,
would bo greatly benefitted.
what reasonable argument can be
raised against woman playing ball, both
as an amusement and a healthy exer
cise ? Make it a school exercise, for In
stance, underall theconditionsnecessary
for propriety and order; what objections
can bo invented against it as a pic-nic
pleasure, or an amusement for private
homo gatheriniw. where spacious
grounds will admit or it Only let it
become mshlonable, and we shall see
less or pale lips, round shoulders, blue
veins amonir the eyelids, and hear less
or aches, that are never common in
healthy constitutions.
ir tills Is essential, or beneficial in
benefiting tho physical condition or
boys and men, giving it strength, sup
pleness and beauty or form, why is it
not equally beneficial for girls and
women? Wo believe in tho inllitarv
drill as a part or the muscular exercise
that should be adopted in ail or our fo
male schools; aud that it should form a
part or tho routine or school lire. "We
educate our children, it is true. Boys
have access to military schools, but the
gins or tno country aro supposed to cul-
tivato tnc or.un and poiisii tnc woman
that will ornament society in address
and conversation and a Tow accomplish
ments: but the health, the purity or her
system, tnc development of physical
closely with the mind, are almost for-
lorces, an 01 wiiicn sympathise so
gotten and neglected; girls, many of
them, graduate from school with wear-
led book-aick inimls. ohvsicallv weak
and delicate, who are supposed to have
"studied too hanl," aud with lanquid
spirits, all indicate the lack of proper
excrete, while crowding themselves
forworn in school studies ami book lore.
These are the women who are to become
wives and mother.-;. Is it at all straniro
that so many puny delicate children are
born into tho world that so many short
graves are lotuui m our cemctern-sv Jiv
all means encourage the drill in female
schools. Once adopted, it will grow into
public favor, and lieople will wonder
that so beneficial an exercise has been
so long neglected. It is true calisthen
ics have been practiced for many years.
but the method fails to meet the de-
maud required by the muscular forces.
One or the best exercises forarms chest
and back is rowing. It is popular with
men as an amusement, but rarely toler
ated by women. Ida Lewis was lion
ized for her ability in managing a boat
she was brought into public acquaint
ance by a deed or heroism, resulting
rrom her efficiency as an oarswomau.
She would not have been considered an
eccentric woman, departing rrom the
sphere or "the refined delicate lady''
had she come into public simply as a
good oarswomau "capable or going to
sea alone." But it was engrafted upon
public tolerance through the medium or
romantic heroism, rather a heroism
seldom known only in romance. Ida
Lewis proved, however, that women are
capabio or rowing boats If they desire
to and the fact of being women Is no
hindrance to acquiring tiicart; for this
reason we admire Ida Lewis.
This most delightful practice has been
introduced by New "iorkcrs into the
programme of amusements in Central
Park. This is pleasant to chronicle: we
are hopeful for the muscular health of
V- . - I . I .1 T 1, . 1 . I
.ew iuiiv lauics. vu mi-si: juxigrcsaivu
steps must come via amusements and
tolerance. "We are proud or the results
and bless the means. The New York
Jlural, speaking or this amusement,
"Archery is yearly growing in favor
in this country. If one visits Central
Park, in New York, or the grounds of
many or the line residences wiiicii line
the Hudson, parties of young folks will
delightful amusement. A striking
characteristic of our English cousins is
their lovo for out-door exercise, and iu
the pursuit of this may be found the
secret or their ruddy cheeks, and robust
constitutions, which iu many instances
contrast so favorably with those of
American women. Tho turf, the water
and the lawn have about equal sporting
attractions. Croquet lias a certain
charm. Ladies, like men, like changes,
and tho practice of archery is found to
be a most agreeable one. During picas
ant weather parties congregate among
the trees In Central and Prospect Parks
for trials of skill, sight, patience and
nerve. Lawn parties having the same
object In view promise to bo popular
this season at the Springs, the sea and
mountain side. All amusements of
this harmless nature should be encour
aged." In the middle ages the women prac
ticed archery, and Swiss maidens are
said to excel in the practice. As an
amusement it can be traced oack to the
history of almost every nation, and
women were often noted for tills perfec
tion in the exercise.
In regard to all these suggestions that
force themselves upon us, relative to
the muscular benefit to be derived rrom
a universal practice or archery, ball
playing, drilling, rowing, etc, among
women, we would add a word relative to
tiie dillerenco or treatment often ad
vised for men and women in cases or
dyspepsia. Men aro recommended to
rough out-door life hunting, horseback
exercise, and farm labor but women
women, many of whom come into the ti,mk acconling to fasl ion-"go out in
wor d with delicate organiutioiu, and tll0 ulorning for a short walk-," wear
aiu iiiauus ui-iuii: arc iwcutv Years 1 1.
who are needing the same treatment, so
far as possible, are aiiviseu to spend the
summer at sonic lasiuouable resort,
igh-heeled shoes and other outrageous
lticumurauces an this diiierence ot ad
vice necauso one happens to he a wom
an, is the result or a foolish pandering
to custom, weuo uot countenance any
practice that unsexes a woman or robs
her or her qualities or heart and nature.
as a pure and refined woman, but we do
not believe that good health Interferes
with a woman being a lady, or that
properly indulirinsr in muscular exercise
giving her health has any tendency to
regenerate tho woman. This prejudice,
as it is called, against any departure
iium ruies 01 society and customary
usages is all a matter of education and
fashion, and where lioilfli la cnnwmwl
absurd and foolish; it is not a prejudice
of principle or belier at all for that
nuicii is iookcu upon as proper and
honorable, and croditabln fnr -i lmiv
do to-day, would have been outrageous
and disgraceful twenty years ago. Sup
pose a woman nau apiieared in the
the dress was as harmless
difference is not In its propriety, but its
liiaiiiuuauiu Loiuraiion.
"We would encourage every exercise
that will add to and build 1111 tll Till V'Cil.
cal health or the American woman; and
win loo iavorauiy upon muscular prac
tices, rural sports, and out-door amuse
ments ot all kinds, that are nronerlv
conuueteu. aiiu with this view we
hope to see the American schools en
courage the drills, croquet, ball-playing,
archery, rowing, and all such exercises
as will promote tiie growth of healthy
physiques, and stronir able-boided anil
able-minded women.
Slander Suits "Where a Looat.
Editor "Was Concerned. In all ages
of the world, says tlicDes Moines Regis
ter, since newspapera have had a being,
slander suits have been their lot Only
last week a Dubuque journal compro
mised a little $20,000 dillicultyof this
description, and now a local Ink-slinger
of Des Moines is said to threaten ven
geance dire against the Iowa Homestead
for certain strictures appearing in tho
last number of that paper. The amount
of damages claimed we have not learned,
but it must be large. An onllnary edi
tor's reputation is wortli at least half a
million, and a local's good name is
worth numbers fail us. Go count the
stars or heaven; compute the bubbles on
the ocean's foaming crest; number the
hairs on the tails or the cattle on a
thousand hills; estimate the sands on
Sahant's burning desert; enumerate the
colics in a load or unripe melons, but
don't try to fix the valuo or a local edi
tor's reputation. It can't be did. Like
Csesar's wife, he is above suspicion. He
will out-Joseph Joseph and leave not
only his shirt but his stockings and his
toe-nails -behind him rather than sin.
Hc Is as incorruptible as Plymouth
Bock. Pompey's Pillar reached not
nearer heaven than a local's character,
and the driven snow is sullied and dingy
when compared to his spotless purity.
AH well regulated clocks are set by them;
they arc so steady and regular in their
habits, and the equator is balanced by.
them. Every morning Apollo looks in
at the third windowatthe Walnut street
front of the Register office before he
starts the sun, a wise precaution that
always keeps that fiery old god from
going on a bender. Money can never
settle the harm or slandering such im
maculate characters as local editors;
blood alone can wipe out such a stain.
Let it bo pistols for two and ooin.n fnr n
dozen, and let the Leader local hold the
oilier leiiow's head. St. Joseph vancr.
Nashville man thus writes up this sin
gular iciiow: -juiosc who nave not seen
him ask what he Is like. He is like
everything. He'sasimoou rrouilndia
a gentle zephar from the downs ofDc-
vuu, a wiurijiuui 011 uiu coast 01 Nor
wayan eddy iu a New England trout
brook; a tornado rrom the plains or
Texas a soothing, summer breeze rrom
the hop yards or Mimiesota; an incar
nate denunciation a merciless swecnintr
Iconoclast; a miserin praise a prodiiral
in abuse; a modern reversed atlas, who
stands on, iustead or carrying the
world; an over-powering egotist,
without vanity; the very Hghtening
butr or possible reformations: the Moil-
em Hercules, who undertakes the job of
cleaning tiie jvugean statues 01 society,
government, religion, morals, laws,
physic, education everything. He's
the creditMobilier; tho credit financier;
the prospective sextiliionaire the next
President of the United States; the em
bodiment of international; a huge syn
dicate; a blase traveler, who has seen
this little world, and who aspires to a
jaunt over Saturn and adjacent plauets.
He's tho chain-lightning orator of the
new dispensation; he's the reckless bull
in tue mina snop ot uie worm; lie's a
Ilochefort on a large scale; a little Com
muno all by himself; he's a self-wind
ing machine, continually throwing oil
intellectual hyrotechnics, and scatter
ing them broadcast over the world; he's
a human mower and reaper mowing
uown (in ins imagination; ionics and
errors, blunders and iniquities, and
reaping all the fame that comes rrom
tho improvements timo works iu its
natural course; he is, in fact Train, and
nothing but Train; tho only Train, who
when dead, can never havo an imita
tor." A Jersey paper tells a very interesting
story or a little boy in that State. He
was climbing an apple tree, and when
upon the topmost limb he slipped and
foil to tho ground. He was picked up
and carried to the house in an insensi
ble condition. After watching by his
bedside through many weary hours, his
mother perceived signs or returning
consciousness. Leaning over him she
asked ir there was anything she could
do for him, now that he began to feel
better. Should she bathe his forehead,
or change his pillow, or ran him ? Was
there anything he wanted? Opening
his eyes languidly, and looking at lie'r,
the little sufferer said: "Yes; I want a
pair or pants with a pocket behind."
He got them.
One or tho features of a London thea
ter is a woman stvlinir herself tho Trvi.
can athlete. She holds suspended by a
cord from her teeth two ISO-pound ball3
aim au mu same time a luo-pouud ball
I n each hand. Sho also shoulders a 500
pound cannon and holds it while a
round is being fired.
street ten years ago dressed In a Dolly
anion, a hugh chignon, and dyed hair,
would sho have been tnlimtvi' vJ
A Journal ror the Teople. -v
Devoted to tho Interests of Unman!,,-
a Independent In Politics undlteHguiQ.
Alive to an Live tenet, anfl -Tnoronthiy
Radical In Opposlnsanil Exposing tho Wrong,
of the Slasses.
Correspondents writing over assumed slmn.
turos must make known their namS to tho
Editor, or no attention will bo given, to their
Self Help Invaluable.
Let those who sneer at woman's ofTnri
to become industrially independent mml
the following item, which is iroinff tlm
rounds of the newspapers, and then
sneer n they can. It is the tale of
thousands. What women need more
than anything else is industrial educa
tion. Tho suicide of an American trirl iu
London occurred under very sad cir
cumstances, about three weeks ago.
She drowned herself at Waterloo bridge,
and the motives which impelled her to
the act are vividly set forth in this letter
which she left behind her: "The crimo
that I am about to commit and what I
suffer hereafter, is nothing compared to
my present, misery. Alone in ixmdon,
not a penny or a friend to advise or lend
a helping, hand; tired and weary with
looking ror something to uo, tailing in
every way, footsore and heartweary, i
prefer death to tho dawning of another
wretched morning. I have only been in
Britain nine weeks. I came as nursery
governess with a lady from America to
wick, in bcotland, where she discharged
nie, refusing to pay my passage back,
giving me my wages, 2 10s. After my
expenses to Loudon, I found myself in
tins great city with only os. what was
to do? I sold my watch. The paltry
sum i obtained for that soon went in
paying for my boanl and in looking for
asituation. Now I am destitute. Every
day is a misery to me. No friend, no
hope, uo money; what is left? O God
or heaven, have mercy oh a poor help
less sinner! Thou knowest how I havo
striven against this, but rate is atraiust
me. I cannot tread the path or sin, for
my dead mother will be watching me.
Fatherless, motherless, home I have
none. Oh, for tho rarity or Christian
hearts! I am now mad; for days I havo
foreseen that this would be the end.
May all who hear of my death forgive
me, and may God Almighty do so, be
fore whose bar I must soon appear.
Farewell to all, to this beautiful aud yet
wretched world. Alice Blanche Oswald.
Iam twenty years of ago the 14th of this
Almost equally sad is the following
item which we cut from the Desert
JVeip. How can any woman think
patiently of the miserable dependence
which compelled this poor woman to
accept such a sordid wretch for a hus
band ? What a fate to bo bound for life
to such a man, and to accept even such
a lot as a blessing!
Last night, or at an early hour this
morning, a woman, a native of Sweden
and about forty-one years old, attempted
to commit suicide by hanging. When
found by a police officer she was in a
state or insensibility, hanging with a
cord around her neck, and the other end
attached to the Knob or a door, in tho
rear of Stepper & Hannak's saloon. East
Temple Street A letter was found be
side licr, which was directed to a man
who had seduced her, by whom she was
pregnant, and who had lately deserted
her. The unfortunate woman wa3 taken
to the City Hall, and her alleged se
ducer, also a Scandinavian, was arrested,
and was brought before Justice Clinton
this morning, on a charge brought under
the 21st section or the laws or Uah, re
lating to debauchiug, etc., any woman
previously or chaste character. The ex
amination clearly indicated that the
woman was very simple minded, and
that the accused had induced her to
yield to his importunities by proposals
or marriage, and that after accomplish
ing his vile purposes, he deserted her,
which resulted in her attempting to
take her own life.
Mr. Hogo acted as counsel on the part
of the prosecution, and Mr. W. It
Keithiev for the defense, and both made
speeches at the conclusion or the evi
dence. Their eloquence, however, was
all "wasted on the desert air," for the
court decided that the prisoner bo bound
over in $3,000 bonds to answer at the
next regular term or tho Probate Court
Mr. Keitliley protested that the bonds
were excessive, but the Justice was in
exorable. Mr. Keitliley then" held a
short consultation with the prisoner,
after which ho drew tho attention of the
court to tho fact that the statute under
which the charge was brought provided
that, if the accused was ready to marry
the party Injured by the committal of
the crimo charged, further proceedings
bo stopped, and stated that the accused
was uot ready to give bonds for his ap
pearance at the Probate Court, but was
willing, then and there, to enter into the
bonds of matrimony witli the woman ho
had injured. Thecourt room was pretty
well tilled, and on this announcement
being made, all the spectators signified
their approval by laughing, while the
court expressed its feelings in a serene
smile. Tiie parties then stood up before
Justice Clinton, who-, pronounced tho
marriage ceremony, making them man
and wife; the bride, who had heretofore
appeared in a very despondont condi
tion, suddenly brightened up at the
cheerful aspect matters had assumed,
and at the conclusion of tho affair, both
parties received tiie congratulations of
friends aud acquaintances. Those who
witnessed these strauge proceedings
were both interested and amused, and
left the court laughing about and com
menting upon theaflUir. As tho matter
terminated as it did, we withhold the
names of tho principal actors in this
drama in real hfo.
Trade Marks. Every person, or
firm, doing business, no matter of what
kind or nature, so long as it is honora
Mn slinnlil have a trade mark. It serves
as an advertisement, and the first mere 1
. . . .1 mi. -
nominal cost is a inuc. xnu n.iue uiarK
is a distinction, which cannot be imi
tated, as the law protects it Ameri
cans, who excel in tho manufacture of
certain classes of goods, and place their
coods In European markets, soon dis
cover that they are not only in competi
tion with tne nest matters ot the same
line of goods, but find that their trade
mark protects them from-imUation and
counterfeit Ingenuity can bo called
into exercise bv tho use of trade marks.
Some use an almost indescribable mon
ogram; others aro eccentric or uniquo
ones, but the most appropriate is the
concentration of apitudo for tho especial
ousmess in which parties aro eui-hv-If
a pyrotechnist, he would not use for a
trado mark a tire engine e Ha "-r -ting
outtheflamesof a building. There
should bo an eternal Atneffl oTthln
There are many SSboatall
same business, yet , al orfginality
uiiucuitio ua u manufacturers
in their dinnowiproduc
put a trade mark upon au io M
. t .1 i .-. ini i t"u - .
nous, unu --' u"""rnl,i Itia.a proicc
the wares they w'dft VaSf business,
tion to tho former, "Ud oi
benefit to the other.