The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, January 10, 1873, Image 1

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For Uie New North wa.
IVn It a Spirit;
by joitn a. mnuK.
Once, at the hour of nightfall,
A I listened to the rain
latterltg down with llRhtfall
Against my window-jiane,
I felt a soft, sweet touch
Of a hand within nay own,
And saw one I loved much.
Who had long been dead ami gone;
And on the next day morula? ,
When the sun began to shine.
And early birds gave warning
Of their Maker's grand dastgn,
I heard her foot-step lightly.
While walking slow along;
And her beauteous eye sfceoe lightly
On the flowers and Mn f anna;.
But gone again my spirit tore
Hhe somes to me I
Gone Ik now my cooing
lothe poaceM shade of tfcexlnUNs shore.
BY "MRS- srsIE WmiWtELl.
Kntered. aooording to the Act of Congress, In
the year 1CZ, by Mrs. finale Witherell.lii the Of
lice of tor Li br rian of Congress at Washington
"I have a faint recollection of a home
somewhere very unlike, the one I was
accustomed to inhabit, and a fair pale
face has often come to me in my
dreams. Then again I would remomher
two little boys rolling hoops and teach
ing me to play horse' and many child
ish sports, and a sweet, fairy form with
long curls has often flitted before nie.
but whether it was a little sister or not
I cannot say."
"It was doubtless my husband's sis
ter," interrupted airs. Summers, "Min
nie Summers, who was your guest at
the time you were stolon, and who still
lives in hopeful anticipation of again
beholding the playmate of her infancy."
"JiiunieT ies, .Minnie was a name
I remember. And we both live to meet
again, thank God! Of my father and
mother I know nothing, but my nurse
Patty I distinctly remember, for,
though the cause of all my misery, still
I loved her almost to idolatry, and it
was but natural, for she acted as my
mother for many years.
"On tiie day on which I so myste
riously disappeared I was playing with
Minnie as you call her, though I had
forgotten it, when Patty, wlto was
watching her opportunity, beckoned to
a dark, strange-looking woman, who
was at the head of a Mtnduf gypsies,
and whose name was Lodowlski. Com
ing forward, site quickly caught me up,
presenting me witli a large orange and
some candy, and tossing some more and
a gay ml scarf to my little playmate,
she slipped slyly out into tho road with
me ami ran with tiie fleetness of a deer.
I soon found myself in a carriage driv
ing as fast as it could, and in an hour
was safe within tiie gypsy camp, whose
tribe was on the tramp towards North
Carolina. So quickly was it done, and
I was loaded with so many delicacies,
that I scarcely beetled that I was with
a stranger, until I became surfeited with
sweets and tired, when I began crying,
'Mamma! oh, whore's my mamma?' in
tones so piteous that the heart of my
captor was moved, and It was witli dif
ficulty that she could pacify me by call
ing my attention to the horse on which
she was riding with me in Jier arms.
Presently the motion lulled me to sleep,
ironi wuicii i tint not wake until I was
safe with my kidnappers and many
miles from home and friends. Seeing
so many dark, strange faces around me,
I began screamiiiK frantically for my
mamma and then for Patty, until, swal
lowing some dark liquid which they
forced down, I again fell into a deep
sleep, from which I did not awake for
forty-eight hours. What happened dur
ing that time I know not, but when I
awoke the first person I saw standing
over me was Patty, weeping. I threw
my arms convulsively around her, beg
ging her to take me to my own mamma.
" 'Call me mamma now,' was her
only answer.
"Eyeing her keenly between my sobs,
I tried to comprehend what all this
meant; but as my grief was that of
childhood, in a few days all passed
away, and I was as happy as ever, play
ing witli the little swarthy children
around me, the merriest of the lot.
"I afterwards learned from Patty that
she had been sold by my father, and be
ing infuriated at the act and his former
severity, had stolen nie out of re
venge. Pretending to submit willingly
to her fate, she had deceived her new
master into the belief that he had noth
ing to fear from her, thus throwing him
off his guard. The day after my disap
pearance they commenced their jour
ney. That night, watching her chance,
she arose at midnight and escaped to
the gypsy encampment. They having
been well bribed by articles of jewelry
belonging to my mother, had promised
to wait at a certain ph; thus it wa3
that I found her standing over me when
I awoke from my long p. Instant
search was at once made, but she man
aged to keep out of the way through the
cunning of the gypsies. Tiley wou,u
travel at night and camp iu the dav
time. As soon as they stonru-i t....
would seareh for a thickly foliagod tree
ivliiMi aUo. utmiLl .......... ...... b ".,
' """" witu me in her
arms. Tho gypsies would then camp a
liftln dfainnno n(T. -ivlmi-a M, ..
. , VUUJ( WOU1(1 yjj.
main a iuay-ior ,iwo, amusiug mo verv
mueh by ringing, aud playing the tam-
bourine, as they danced so gaily and
dressed so fanciful. In this way we
were not to be found, though our pur
suers were twice within the camp. Titus
we traveled for months, until within a
few milei of Asheville, in Norlh Caro
lina, where we stopped. Here Patty
became acquainted with a young man
partly of Indian birth, who was in the
habit of visiting the camp for tho pur
pose of having his fortune told. She
soon became enamored with him, and
after his fashion they were married, she
agreeing to go with him to Louisiana,
which was his home, he belonging to
the tribe of Coupees. I was of course to
go with Patty. But now arose a dispute.
The gypsies, having become much at
tached to mo on accounfcof my singing,
refused to part with me, tbrcateningifqr tho first timo since her baby-hood
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Patty to make known her retreat' if she
did not comply with their request of
leaving me, promising to take good
caro of me. Though she had been cruel
enough to steal me, still she had proved
kind mother to me, and refused to
leave me with tho wild and treacherous
race, and by giving up what little she
possessed, and her husband giving them
a small sum of money all ho had
they consented and let us go. Patty
has since told me that I have gypsy
blood in my vciusr She said one after
noon my parents left me in her care.
Having been severely scolded that
morning by my mother, whom she says
she fairly hated, she says she deter
mined to do something for revenge.
My parents had been gone but a short
timo when some children came to play
with my brothers. They all ran off,
leaving me alone with her. She sat
holding me upon her lap, thinking over
the past and trying to form some plan
for future malice, when suddenly a
noise arrested her attention towards a
window opening upon tho verandah.
There she beheld the dark form of a gipsy
woman, who, trying to open the win-
dow, broke a pane of glass. She ad
vanced into the room, much to the
alarm of Patty, who was terribly fright
ened at her wicked expression.' and.
throwing herself upon the rug at her
feet, asked her if she would like to know
the future. Her first feelincs liavintr'
subsided upon seeing no harm intended,
s i a i '
her curiosity gained the mastery, and
she presented her hand for inspection
into tho various linos of Paimestry.
" iou hate! You would seek re
venge!' gritted the old sooth-sayor be
tween her teeth.
" 'You speak the truth,' replied Patty.
" 'Is this the child of your enemy?'
" 'It is.' .
"'Steal her!' whispered sho in the
ear of my nurse. 'Listen. I will tap a
vein iu the child's arm and infuse some
of the hot, fiorce blood from my own
pure Egyptian, hey? In a few months
I will return with my tribe to these
parts, and when a good opportunity of
fers you can give me some signal, when
I will transplant the tender plant to a
home wild and free, though less grand
and pompous,' ahd drawing a small
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to Patty, telling her to give me a few
drops if I appeared drowsy. Next she
took a small knife Irom her belt and
tapped a vein in my arm; then, per
forming the same operation on herself,
she transferred the blood from her arm
to mine. Quickly washing it over with
some of the liquid she had given Patty,
she prepared to depart, leaving her to
account for it as she pleased, which she
did by telling my mother a direct false
hoodthat I had fallen against the
glass door and cut my arm. Thus by
the transfusion of blood did I become
united to the wild gypsy race, and this
scar," holding up her arm, "I shall
carry to my grave as a token of the
cruel act which deprived me of home
and friends and sent my parents heart
broken to their graves."
At thi3 partbf her narrative the Colo
nel could restrain his feelings no longer,
and gave vent to a fit of weeping as he
recalled to mind the time, long since
gone by, when he, a romping boy, was
called to stand beside the open colli n of
his mother, while grief for his littlo
sister was yet fresh within his mind.
"I soon recovered my health, though
Patty said my eyes never looked tht
same, and I was not as gentle as before,
though probably that was more on ac
count of mother allowing mo to act as I.
pleased, for after this I was petted more
than ever. At the expiration of tho
time agrecu upon mo oiu gypsy re
turned, and I became the victim of the
revenge of one and the heartless wick
edness of the other.
"As soon as Patty and her husband,
whose name was Sanutec, arrived at
Louisiana, they agreed to raise mc as
their own child, and they procured for
mc a bright scarlet shawl, which Patty
wrapped around me like a blanket. My
hair and eyes being jetty black, helped
to favor the decoptiou. Every morning
I was plunged into water colored with
some herb, which gave to my brunette
face a still darker shade; aud then, dec
orating my feet with moccasins and my
arms, neck and cars with gaudy jewels,
she would hold me up to her husband's
gaze, triumphantly exclaiming:
" 'Missy's child! Patty's piccaninny!
Patty's papoose!' aud sho and Sanutee
would lovingly caress me. One little
locket she attached to a string of bright.
giass ueaus, and fastening it securely
around my neck, told me always to
wear it that it was my guardian angel.
Though I did not understand her lan
guage at the time.slill I never forgot it.
As I always obeyed her slightest in
junctions, so I did this, and the locket
is still my only jewel," and unfastening
her beads she handed it to Mrs. Hewitt,
who, after examining it carefully, as
she thought, passed it to her husband.
Tears dropped from the Colonel's eyes
as he eagerly grasped the little treasure,
exclaiming in an excited manner:
"It is the Identical locket that my
father presented to my mother on her
bridal day, and which I have often
heard hor say she prized more than her
diamonds," and touching a secret
spring, he held it up to view, revealing
the face of both parents in the bloom of
youth. Handing it to Lodi, she gazed
upon the faces of those who went sor
rowing to their graves for their loss.
The brother and sister were not the
only ones who wept, for not a dry eye
was there in that group.
As tears mitigate our sorrows and
servo in a measure to wash their acute-
ncss away, so did Maggie at last become
composed euough to again resume the
recital of her tale.
To be continued.
An Inhuman Monster.
Tho examination of Harris, Supcriu
intendent of the Industrial School, now
being held before a Committee of the
Sau Praucisco Board of Supervision,
reveals a depth of depravity and devil
ishness that makes us shudder for tne
depravity of mankind. As an illustra
tion of the brutality of this wretch, wo
copy a couple of extracts from the testi
mony elicited before the Committee.
Tho first relates to the boy Riley, who
had been accused of stealing a pistol
from one of the assistant teachers. The
boy taid ho knew nothing about the
pistol, and it was subsequently found in
the lamp-room where it had been placed
by another boy. For the purpose of cx-
tortintr a confession from the bov. liar
. ris ordered him to strip and get down
on iiis icnees, when he was brutally
flogged with a leather strap. This was
repeated at intervals throughout the
day; and other ingenious modes of tor
ture were practiced upon him day and
niglit for a period of sixty hours. Here
is a sample of the evidence:
"fr ( :mlrrroWlinfi flirt lint. uon tti-f
accused, who mimitiniiNMiim ?
n:. t it
Witness Mr. Harris and mvself.
Mr. George You liavo said that the
boy denied his guilt. What was your
impression at thattimcasto his guilt or
"Witness I was satisfied that tho boy
was innocent that he kuow nothing
about the pistol.
Mr. George And Harris, nothwlth
staudiug the protestations of innocence,
ordered him to strip and ordered you to
flog him?
Witness Yes, sir.
Mr. George What was your impres
sion in regani to the degree of punish
ment and its possible elfect ?
Witness 1 thought it was entirely
too severe, and expressed to some of the
other officers a fear that serious conse
quences to the boy's health might re
sult. Mr. Forbes Do you mean to say that
you thought the boy's mind was af
fected by his punishment?
Witness 2ot exactly. I did say to
one of the officers that I had heard of
peoine ueuomiug iiismio irom loss oi
l I , r r i r
, sleep, and that as Itiley looked haggard
and wild about the eyes, I was afraid
his mind might have been allected
Mr. Goodwin Was the boy not al
lowed to sleep at all fromTuesday morn
ing until Friday night?
Witness He was not.
Hero is how the boy McMahon, aged
seventeen, wa3 treated. He was accused
of being concerned iu a design to es
cape: Witness Tho boy McMahon was
stripped and laid on the floor, and Har
ris flogged him. One of the blows cut
the boy in the most tender part of his
body. He screamed with pain and rose
from the floor. Harris urasped him bv
the arms, whirled him around, threw
him on the floor and then resumed the
Mr. Menzies What sort of a whip
uitt ne use . a. x rawuiuc wnip.
Q- Did lie lay on the blows with all
his force, as far as you could judge?
A. He did. The blows left large welts,
and some of them, I think, drew blood.
in nuilition to his cruel treatment of
the boys under him, it is shown that
Harris indulged to excess in intoxicat
ing liquor, used the coarsest and most
brutal language to tho boys, and was
also cuiltv of other cross irregularities.
Such conduct iu the superintendent of
an institution, whore nought uut Ktnu
iicsa should prevail, is sickening. Such
men arc only fit for first-class devils.
ban Jose Mercury,
The Locality ok Heaven. Jesus
evidently did not believe in long up
ward fliehts to clorv. He brought
heaven nearer home. And why should
not heaven bo nearer home? Heaven
at one's elbow, God and the angels about
our iukstands and sewing machines, in
our shops aud sanctums, is more proba
ble than this idea of an Immensely ele
vated rccion "bevond tho skies." Why
'.should preachors, especially, continue
iiicir eye-rollings ami tneir gestures in
tiie direction of the clouds? Let them
address themselves to God where ho Is
iu the visible and not the invisible uni
verse. Let them not overlook aud crush
him in the blossoms under their feet,
while they lift handsand eyesand lungs
in vain supplications to the "great
while throne." The Index.
Woman Suffrage. Tho MUnourt
Jlctmhlican says of woman suffrage:
"Tnie Republican party has half prom
ised to grant the demand, and tho Re
publican party, having control of Con
gress and of thirty State Legislatures,
is able to make good its pledge. It is
too late to say that the masses of that
party arc not prepared for tho question
that, m fact, they are opposed to the
sweeping revolution which it involves.
The Philadelphia platform gave it a
semi-iudorscment, and in electing a Re
publican Presideut and a Republican
Congress on that platform they may bo
considered to have approved every word
In Miit nlfitfnrni Innliidltir the itldorSC-
1 luent of woman suilrage."
The Outcast.
The snow was fulling thlckand fast;
Its starry flake the wind blew past.
Hurry I "if travelers hustled by.
All lieedlc&S of the Outcast's cry.
With shoeless root and outstretched hand
With trembling limb tnat Trebly stand,
nnrmonts that spnree her form fnrni.i
The Outcast wanders through tho col J.
"Please, sir, help me." "O JIIss, I'm poor "
"I'm seeking help rroin door to door.
None seem to heed my pitying cry;
Without your help, I'll starre, I'll die."
Her bleeding feet In starlight glow.
ieave blood stains on the clear while snow
Uy cold o'ercomo she seek it rest
On cold stone steps of Uioe most blest.
A stranger paused white hurrying by
Ills heart touched by her piteous cry
While kindly taklinr her outstriii..'i
Her spirit lied to a better land. '
Our Political Superiors.
"My dear madam." said the mil
taking from his lips freigar which cour
tesy forbade him to Unlit in the nros-
enco of a lady, though it did not forbid
turn to bring into tier presence his at
mosphere redolent of stale smoke and
d3artcd spirits, "you utterly inisap-
prcneuu mc. it is not uccausc i am less
the friend of woman than you are that I
oppose what is popularly called woman's
rights, but because l am too much their
friend to be willing to seo their purity
sullied by dabbliug in the dirty iool of
pontics, l auorc tne sex; woman has
been the guiding star of my existence,
and I would have her as fur removed
from the coarseness aud corruption of
politics as tho stars in heaven arc from
the fogs of earth." And having uttered
this bit of cheap sentiment, which he
evidently thought reflected great credit
upon him, tho judge, with an elaborate
bow, bade mc good morning and took
his way to the polls.
It was tho morning of election day;
tho whole town was astir. All business
was suspended; every man was intent
upon doing his duty as a voter, eager to
secure the election of his favorito candi
date. There was no danger that the ex
istence of any old, or sick, or paralytic,
would bo forgotten. !No matter how
many horses were sick there would be
enough found to take every voter to the
polls who was not able to walk there.
Watching the groups go by, 1 could see
that Pat was fully aware bf his rights as
an American citizen, and that, early in
tho day as it was, the" sense of his im
portance as one of the sovereigns, and a
little extra whiskey, had filled him lb
overflowing with Pal-riot-ism. One
after another the colored men went by
dressed iu their Sunday best, proud and
happy in their recently-won manhood.
Kvery type of man, black aud w hite, in
telligent aud unintelligent, moral aud
immoral, felt that he had a personal in
terest nt stake, talked wisely or foolishlv
of men aud measures, felt that he could
tlo as much as any other towards bring
ing about tne tiesireu result. 1
too fult an interest in the election.
Hundreds of women with whom I was
acquainted were Interested iu it, and yet
lii-y, ilKo mo, were lOOKing lroiu uiuir
wiutlows, mere spectators of a scene in
which they knew they ought to bear an
equal part. I wondered, as I watched
group after group of men go by, if any
of them realized, as I did, the ailront
which the men of tho country were
that day putting upon the women of
the country; that to these fellow citi
zens, their ecrs in intelligence, out
numbering them by some hundreds of
thousands, property owners to the ex
tent of millions of dollars, they were
virtually saying, "You have no lot or
part in this matter, nothing tosayabotit
tho laws that shall govern you, about
the objects for which you shall be taxed.
It is no concern of yours If we choose to
declare war, and draft your sons anil
husbands to carry it on, no concern of
yours if wo decree a dram-shopon every
corner to brutalize and destroy them.
It is our business to govern yours to
obey. Wo honor you too much to allow ,
you to meddle with politics, but we do
not honor you enough to give you the,
same means of protection against wrong
and injustice that we demand for our
selves. Wc decree that what would bo
intolerable oppression for us, is quite
right and projer for vou; that while we
would fight to tho death to maintain
our rights as American citizens, you,
our mothers, sisters aud wives, shall not
share those rights; that when great hu
man Interests are at stake, interests
that Involvo all you hold dear, you shall
stand powerless, unable to advance those
interests by so much as the weight of a
single ballot."
I could not help pondering these
things in my heart that morning as I
looked into the faces of the men who
went by to the polls. I though of
their wives, many of them women
whom I knew, intelligent, earnest, con
scientious, who had stood by them in
poverty, nursed them in sickness, sus
tained them uuder discouragement, and
I wondered if these men felt altogether
comfortable as they -set out alone to ex
ercise their masculine prerogative as
voters. I looked at the young men,
some of them going to cast their first
vote, still living at home, so dependent
upon their mothers, owing to them the
best part of what they knew; such a lit
tle while ago cradled iu the arms of
those mothers, indebted to them for
more than life, and I wondered how this
newly acquired superiority Impressed
them. Glancinir from my window In
the midst of those thoughts, I saw the
crowning indignity of the day. The in
male of the county poorhousc on (heir
tray to the poll. Tho drunken, the
weak-minded, the blear-eyed, the fllthy,
i me mere uregs nun scuimcnt oi Human
j ity. "And these are our political su
periors!" I exclaimed, my heart hot
I with indignation; "these be our mas
I tors. If any thoughtful man can wit
ness such a sight as this, can sec those
men vote, exercise a right rroin which
tho best women In tlto land are de
barred, and then look Into the face of
an Intelligent woman without blushing,
I marvel at the stuil of which he is
made." Still more do I marvel that
any women should be blind to the in
dignity of her position, blind to the im
portance of bringing to the aid of the
government, enlisting in behalf of so
ciety the intelligence, tho conscience,
the devotion to duty, that aro embod
ied in women. To men of the country,
I say, try your experiments, gentlemen,
do without us as long as you can, but
bo sure that no just or permanent gov
ernment of men and women will be de
vised till men and women unite iu de
vising it Chua Bukmjiuh.
For the Centennial of American inde
uendenco.' Pliiladelnhla will
building that will cover fifty acres of
Where Social Eeform Must Originate.
Iu the present age of the world w on.
oy countless advantages over all that
lave gone before us, in theconifort -n'wi
conveniences which the grasping, com-
firehenslve mind of mau, with the bles
ng of God, continually brings to light,
but with tho multiplied wants, and
puny strength of the present day, each
new Invention to economize time and
toll seems only just sufficient to enable
man to exist until something more can
bo dono to lighten his grievous burdens.
His complicated and numberless bodily
ills drag him down like an Incubus, and
chain Ids mind to the dust when it should
surmount the clouds. Men of intellect
and learning spend their lives con
cocting drugs with which to combat
the multiplicity of diseases which prey
upon humanity, and humanity blindly,
recklessly, swallows all, patent pills.
nirtiM!n,i!o,ra7f Atn Vo a-V ardent
ttpiriia in tuo form or bitters nmt inn
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WniCIl last Still further Inflnmn tlina
gross animal passions which, all admit,
are, iu their unchecked career, the root
of nine-tenths of these debilities. It is
acknowledged that excessive indulgence
has robbed man of his primitive vigor
aud given rise to a long train of fright
ful diseases which will continue to af
flict tho race until means cau be used to
end them. The sooner this is dono the
better, and the troublo must bo met
It Is useless to cry out against social
depravity and deplore its evil work and
never lift a weapon against it. It is
equally useless to light against remote
consequences and leave the ruling cause
untouched. Why cannot men learn the
folly of battling against effects, while
nurturing and fostering causes? Why
bewail tho work of tho destroyer in des
olated homes and the blighted promises
of many a fair young life, and call
the strong arm of veugeanco on the
head of the evil doer; ami still purge
not tho hidden springs of iniquity, aud
ignore the fact that those same mourn
ing households have contributed, and
still contribute their mite to tho deep
fountain of that deadly poison which
creeps insidiously through society, the
highest and the lowest, ever on the
alert for its prey, here aud there fasten
ing its fangs upon the most promising
in the land, never relaxing its hold un
til it has devoured, not the body only,
but the usefulness, the peace, the soul of
its victims? Aud why bo slaves to
physic, seeking by its unaided strength
to overcome disease of body and mind,
while moral or rather immoral causes
are daily originating new phases of suf
fering? The source of disease being
sin, it must receive mental and moral
treatment. It is not enough that the
vigilant eye of tho law is ever watchful
to detect, and its strong right hand ever
uplifted to punish crime; these meas
ures deal ouly with cflects, cropping
here and there a twig from the great
tree of immortality. But its weapons
are too short to reach the great, strong
trunk which is no more disturbed by
tho allppiiifta IlittU a "'mnft oak by the
pruning knife. Now the strength of so
cial crime lies far beyond the verge of
legal jurisdiction, and at itssafedistancc,
mocks its futile endeavors. Then where
shall wc look for its antidote, and
whence is our deliverance to come? It
Is plain that the fountain of sin must be
cleansed before the stream will run
clear. But where shall we look for this
fountain? Social evil does not derive
its strength and perpetuity from those
miserable libels on "the Image of God"
who unblushingly avow their infamy,
and are shunned as lepers by respecta
ble citizens, for they, poor, miserable,
comfortless wretches as we kuow them
create far less evil in the world than
is laid to their charge. It is where they
cannot enter; where peaceful, law-abiding
citizens dwell, that the seeds of
crime are planted and nourished until
they "cau be no longer hidden," and
then spewed forth togoabroad fulfilling
their dreadful mission. Look to it, you
fathers who "live abovo the law," and
piously bewail the depravity of the
world, that you are not secretly giving
aid and sustenance to that very cause
by giving full license to those appetites
which cannot be said to degrade man
"to the level of brutes," since brutes,
without the aid of reason and religion,
do strictly obscrvo tho laws of Nature.
Oh, you honest citizens! do you degrade
yourselves "below" the brutes by disre
garding Nature's laws in your own sen
sual gratification, persistently closing
your eyes to tho fact that thus you per
pctuato and foster a low tono pf morals,
aud send abroad into the world exag
gerated types of your own depravity,
to carry their pestilential presence and
shameful deeds everywhere? Do you
honestly acknowledge to your accusing
consciences when your sons give them
selves up to evil excesses that your own
ways of life have been their ruin? Do
you ever repent in secret anguish that
you did not exercise your divine right
of sovereignity over your own inferior
passions and lead instead of following
them, exercising them ouly with a llxed
and holy purpose, as a sower scatters
grain In tho spring? This is i where so
cial reform must originate. AVhen you
do this, oh, fathers and mothers, and
forsake tho use of stimulants, you shall
havo tho proud assurance thatyour sons
aud daughters will never be unresisting
victims to those detestable passions
nrolific source of bodily
suffering and mental anguish in this
sin-weltering world. This course will
restore man's piimitive vigor, and clas3
as entire gain, instead of mere necessi
ties, tho wonderful inventions of genius.
This will strike the heart of social evil
aud give law no subjects on which to
waste its idle strength, and rob the
countless swarms of quacks of their
victims whose own sins place them
helpless in their power. And fail not
to remember, oh, parents! that as you
aro responsible for the existence of
deathless beings, so you are responsible
for their dispositions; ami mat tiirougu
them, your secret thoughts aro brought
fr. liiriit? mid do not dare Iirnore your re
sponsibility, nor use irreverently your
leanui, your wuuutnui nju.B. Hum
an1 s Exponent.
Br.ilu work costs more food than hand
work. According to careful estimates
aud analyses of the excretions, three
hours of hard study wear out the body
morn than a whole day of severe physi
cal labor. Another evidence of the cost
of brain work is obtained from the fact
tlmt ilimnrh the brain Is only one-for
tieth the weight of tho body it receives
about one-fifth of all the blood sent by
the heart into the system. Brain work
ers, therefore, require a more liberal
supply of food, aud richer food, than
manual laborers.
The Law of Progress.
The great continent we inhabit was
ror ages incalculable, densely covered
with a profusion of uncultivated
verdure and foliage. Peering out from
this vast wilderness might have been
seen an occasional rutlo and savage
uetng, wno eKeu out a miserauio ex
istence by possessinga trifle more crafti
ness aud knowledge of the arts than the
iih, reptiles, birds, and beasts he preved
upon. Few were ids itleas, anil fewer
sun were ins virtues. Passionate, tyr
annical, indolent, and voracious, he
recocnized no laws but those of forcn
and necessity, and showed no pity to
anything unable to cope with him in
rForthls vast period of time,tlie Law
trfPm-rm ...... rrrij
lii.sieai power.
Imtinmnri'.'nhil ritv
immense country might have remained
the same howling- wilderness forever,
had not another race of men discovered
and peopled it. They and their
descendants have exterminated most of
these savage men and beasts, and have
transformed their hideous land Into an
abode of peaco and plenty," with a rapid
ity that excites tho wonder and admira
tion of mankind. They boldly claimed
for their guidance a code of perfect prin
ciples of justice and equal rights to all.
...I. j uuiaicu uiuir proiessions 1
by fettering millions of their brethren
Tor generations in an unrewarded and
unrequited servitude. They, too, per
mitted the direst forms of intemperance
and myriads of social, moral, and polit
ical evils to exist unrebuked. and Imvn
steadily persisted in denying to one-half
ui uicii u.u.uu3 any voice or participa
tion in their government The dreadful
crime of slavery has recently been
propitiated by the sacrifice of a million
of lives and untold treasure, but the
moral vices and political tyranny con
tinue unabated. Such is the situation
in the Second Lra of our country's his
The extinction of this semi-barbaric
era is now begun. Men of advanced po
litical sagacity and exalted virtue see
the justice and necessity of joining her
influence, voice and power iu redcemiug
c .1 ... i . i i
men uuiu luu evils overwuenniiig
him. They seo that
"It is the heart, and not tho brain,
That to the highest doth attain;"
mat justice ami mercy are necessary
guards against selfishness and despot
isms. iuey see too, inata nigiier moral
standard must be crccteti than has hith
erto been maintained, if wc would be
come the exalted people thatourearnest
reformers hope we may, and struggle so
earnestly to make of us. As in our city
of Detroit, women were seen rushing to
save from a conflagration the once beau
tiful fabrics of merchandise, the new
era will witness their ellbrts to save
ther sous, brothers, aud fathers from
the fiery floods of alcohol that blacken
and deface once harmonious natures.
Their vole in Danbury, ft., hut a few
days since, of al7 to 2 against granting
licenses to liquor dealers illustrates
their sentiments upon this question, and
that when permitted to act upon It, our
laud will be speedily purified from its
dire eflects. The greedy aud selfish
men who traffic in vice almost undis
turbed, and iu utter contempt and vio
Iation of the laws which men make to
restrain them, will find in woman an
efficient and active police to enforce the
laws that she may have a voice iu en
acting. So, too, in the vast ramifica
tions of our social and political systems
that are notoriously reeking with cor
ruption. AVoman having no voice in
making our laws, assumes no responsi
bility in enforcing them, aud thus our
social and political fabric loses the ben-
ellt that ner love ot virtue anil or tne
beautiful might be powerfully instru
mental in exalting iu worth as well as
iu loveliness.
This Third F.ra, whiph will bo the
crowning glory of an enlightened civili
zation, is now rapidly dawning. It will
inaugurate the reign of "peace on earth
aud good will to man." as well as to
woman. The removal of unjust dis
tinctions for sex, color, or race, giving
to each and to all tho graud opportuni
ties for developing the talent and Inch
est purposes that naturo has granted i
cacn lniuviuuai mcmuer of Humanity,
will stimulate all in the grand race of
life to excel. The glory of American
freedom tints established will shine as a
resplendent halo upon all nations, lead
ing them, as a pillar of fire of old, from
despotisms, bondage, darkness, and des
olation, upon peace, prosperity and
glory. The eras of savagisms aud bar
barisms will be ended, aud enlightened
civilization become universal, atfording
the same striking contrast that the new
artistic temples of liberty, to receive
the ballots of a nobler race of men and
fair and virtuous women, will be to tho
dens of infamy now too generally used
ror the sacred purpose.
To Peter Hill. Esq.. Alderman of the
9th Ward of the city of Detroit, belongs
tne Honor oi being uie nrst oiucei ot
registration who has given suilrage to
woman uuder the 14th and loth Amend
ments of our National Constitution, and
this banner is presented to him by Mrs.
Nanucttc B. Gardner as a grateful
memento to the liberal and progressive
ideas governing Irim, and the high
moral virtues and courage displayed by
Iu tho days of Rome's greatness aud
glory, to be a Roman citizen was the
Inchest title accorded to any beiiicr.
But In looking at their characters, wc
discover that their pretensions were
greater than their merits. That so far
from beincr pre-eminent for virtue or II
lustrious deeds of civic honor, their
boasting was mainly for triumphs on
bloody fields, and their riches mostly
acquired by robbing and enslaving their
neighbors. The citizens of America,
when the now degraded half are raised
to freedom, will In tho future tower to
loftier heights of greatness than have
yet been imagined. And in taking the
lead in this grand movement, Mr. Hill
will become3 a niounta n among his
peers for being the first to act as Worn
an's Emancipator.
DnrhoiT, (Mich.,; ov. C, 1S7-
Tf i related that in Gaylordsvillc, in
old lady who is so dea that a lar bell
rung Immediately iwr c .
T,J?y o ivill co to church, listen to
aTenhy Sd then retlirnhome
and bo "lie to repeat the discourse word
auu uu '.in, knowledco of the
Son belnggained from the motion of
the speakers tqw.
The World of Lor.
It Is sweet as we Journey through liflfc "V
-- uv wrmirwHl sin. , ... 5
Sofullof unbrolherlystrif", '
So far from the goat we would wl r ' H
To know that a bright world of lova ' "3
.Surrounds us In every land; 7f?
To know that the angels above . .
Rejoice to be ever at ltand v
To "lift up the lap ofthe dark
And SDeak r.leflnHtAfilnthiAh n lit
To kindle tho heavenly spark . ,
uiu.i imsmtranu purer snail nMR.t
t--umiun, it, cuuneei, 10 warn.
To lighten the bnrriim otHn'
To point to a happier morn.
iu uuniMi me groom oi despair:
To clve bread to the famishing souf, . .
..... i.
.nm irccuom loinoseinacara ooussaft?
.tun hiii us me uqsvil
epreou -more nsnt" to we nations
To speak of onr Father la Heaven.
To speak of our braUwas on earth,
Ofthe penitent sinner forgiven.
ui ueiii,a3tuaspinBew binti
In a world more dlrinel; fair
Than foot of man nnrbiw trod :
Xo sorrow, nor trouble, nos rare.
in uiui gionous cny oi uou.
O, 'tis to hold converse with those
Who have irons to the world of 1 Yin I
Where the tree of life evermore tmiws.
aqu iuu soui mat is weary ma) ressT
The Subordination of Woman.
The Chicago Advance, the oraur of
Western Congregationalism, holds the
following advanced(?) views:
"From the first proclamation of the
'Woman's Rights' doctrines, we have
foreseen and foretold their ultimate re
sult in 'free love.' The claims of total
independence, made for woman, the at
tempt to deny and ridicule tho subor
dination of the wife to the husband, the
irreverent treatment of ScrinturaJ doe-
trine on the subject, the rejection, also,
and naturally, of the New Testament
limitation of divorce, these and other
indications certified us that some of
the professed reformers meant immor
ality in the end, and that others, at
present pure, were steadily drifting to
wards it"
All of which means, when yon get
down to the pith, that the subordination
of woman to man is essential to her
purity. Mau is such a pattern of pro
priety so angelic and spotless In his
character and nature, and bo prone to
lead woman upto higher levels of purity
and excellence in all the relations of
husband, friend and protector, is such a
first-class saint, that dependent, help
less, simple woman, needs but to look
upon the light of his radiant coun
tenance to be saved! Man never, gets
drunk and wallops his wife never in
dulges in low and grovelling thoughts
never wastes his time ami money in
idleness and dissipation always rives
woman a fair chance in the struirrfes of
life never leads her astray is always
her true friend and kind aim loving pro
tector; and then his exercise of the
elective franchise is always so consci
entious, and the laws of his making are
so noble and just sure enough, what
does woman want more? Whv can't
she bo satisfied and contented to be
taxed for the support of a government
sho has no voice in, and behave herself?
uoesivt ner Husband know enough for
both? Didn't Paul say, "Wives, be
obedient to your husband," or some
thing of that sort? .Suppose her husband
dies and leaves her with a family of small
children on her hands? He lias no
business to die let her marry again.
What if there isn't husbands cnoutogh
go round, as is the unfortunate tet in
many places and countries, and tens of
thousands of women are compelled to
enter the world of work and toil with
their own bauds for their daily bread?
Well, that is a dispensation of Divine
Providence that society has no right to
meddle with. Dear, dear, why will not
these women suffragists let good enough
alone, and not bo eternally kicking ana
fuss and shocking the proprieties by
clamoring for civil and social rights that
belong exclusively to the saintly "lords
of creation." San Jose Mercury.
The Licente System.
Of all the laws that ever disgraced the
statutes of a civilized people, that which
proposes the license to open a grogshop
is tuc most iiisgniceun. it is not oniy
directly calculated to destroy the prop
erty, health and lives ofthe people the
most important interests that it is the
province of law to protect but it is yir
tually setting aside the law of God, and
making it legal for men to commit
crime. Under it every conceivable
crime finds protection, and every virtue
finds its death. Instead of pro ting
the innocent from the devilish designs
of the guilty, it throws the cloak of re
spectability over the vilest criminal,
and delivers over the suffering vieUi to
the tender mercies of a set of cold
blooded villains, and, for so much
money, pledges society to aid in the
most unblushing robbery. It enables
the rum-seller, the most detestable of
all criminals, to hold up his head among
respectable dealers, and gives him,
through his influence over his deluded
victims, the power to command the ua
port and the willing obedience of politi
cal parties. To repeat the lieen-e sys
tem, and enact in its place Prohibition,
would at once strip from the htUr
traffic all of its borrowed respectability,
and place rum-sellers where ho rtitnt
fully belongs, by the side of the horse
thief, the counterfeiter and the gambler.
Under the ban of law, the moral senti
ment of the people uld soon stamp
would dare'toHnk his fortunes with the
outlawed traffic would speedily tail Lib
Sin and in the future avoid all
scl enungling alliances To the
cmpSento-f this work every effort
of temperance men should be bent N o
consideration of party no desire fer the
success of this or that candidate fr
0jyce no appeals from Interested pbu-.f-
scekers should be allowed to prevent the
consistent temperauee man from, east
ing his ballot in favor of the removal of
this stain from the statute books of the
State, and in its place enacting the pro
hibition of the rum traffic. The politi
cian who, to secure place, is willing to
pander to sucli a body and soui-uestroy-ing
business as the rum traffic, deserves
only the scorn and contempt of honest
men, and the political party which is
willing to submit to the dictation of the
dram-shop, deserves to die; and it is the
duty of every temperauce'man in the
country to aid in burying every such
party in a grave so deop that no soun.l
or resurrection shall over break upon in
slumbers. Down with the rum trafn-',
and all who support it, should beta.'
battle cry of ovory fnond to U-npec-auce.
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