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Fbee Spurrii. Frkr Phkss, Fncr PropLTi
OIKS. A. J. U&MIOT. Wilor and rroprlrtor
Omen for. rront nnd Slnrk Strpcts.
TBIWK, IN- ADVANCE:.
A Journal for the People.
UcvotCd to the Interests ot Humanity.
Independent In Polities and Religion.
Mire-to all -Live Issues, and Thoroughly
Radical in OppoMng and Exptwirie the 'Wrfines
ol tho Masse.
line j I in i JBi
His months JmI
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Correspondents writlns overattnroetjignti.
tures must make known their names' totho
Editor, or no attention will be given to' their
I V F. RTIREMEXXB Inserted on Reasonable
POTtTIAlVD. OEEGON. FIUUAY, XOTi UUAKY 14, 1873
l i in
ttK- New Nor meet.
An unbeiiPYine; brother calls
I'pon thy n;.nic, -weet sitter mine,
nd on hi- t-:r tin- answer falls,
'Totiod ami ClirKt thy heart resign."
T: is the nuue ol.l answer yei
.V thousand iiim s in life she gave ;
nd now Ik r Min nf life lias sel,
I heartlir sihit from the gravft.
Koyond that gn " T cannot look.
This old.' thai srnrfli all I see;
I re al from out the Kwred Hook,
"Xo know Uiige or device" for inn.
Kol yet can man assert hi rlffbt
To immortality. The slave
Of luxurious appetite
Must fet-l I Me klwekhK of tlie-Rrve.
Our rare, imiMrfiHt yet in Jonn,
annot r. bun the life Hod riven;
Our liitrqu down bensalh, the storm
if lust, an.l nauKht tfee wvawrvtMS.
Aoo e, beneath, around, within,
OodN Sjiirii lays creation bare;
Vii bar to knowledge, except sla,
The xtn t bat mam a world no fair.
What hinder., that we do not rfee
To hall tin- New Creation' birth?
With Phart r writ on 8tany pklee,
f latin Immortality for Earth?
V perfect heaven lor perfect man,
Inliulinr tu- Immortal breath!
Hi- daykot 't-r-l-iirtlienlnggpn!
Jmpei-re t now, and doomed to death.
That perfect lire man will attain.
And Natur- lie beneath his feet;
His Held of Mutt, her vat plain,
Where toil and pleasure Joyous meet.
f 'ause and effect are equal In
The l'er-et state; the balance JUK;
An equipoise attained, and sin
To chaos hurled, and crime and hut.
Against the power of pasakm ttiou
Did 'st strive divinely, slater mine.
And perfect rest reward Ih-ee now;
V nconKfcms rent, for ajre, ts thine.
1 ' neoiiRckms rest is thine, for aye !
Thy brothers walk earth's burfeee yet,
Beneath Gotta benOn;, bemiteotts ky.
Nor fear the hoar their nan shall hL
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BY 21 1:3. xPhtK WXIHEMELL,
F.ntered, aeeordlng l the Act of Congress, n
the year Ma.br XjDLSmleWitherell.ln the of
fice of the librarian of Congress at Wft.hlnglon
TOE HAPnr HIIDAl OF CLAMKNCK AKD &OXOKA.
Catlierine had slept in the little
i. i. , ,. i , j . . ,
cuurun-yaru attacueu to tuo cliurca a
little less than a month. The chill
winds of Mareh had departed, leaving
April to shed her warm tears over the
earth &n she ilitied away to give place
to charming May.
A day of unclouded splendor ushered
in Souora's bridal morn. The warm
sun seemed to shine more hrilliantly as
it gazed on the face of mother earth,
wuosc oosom was scarcely fanned by a
passing breeze, so calm was everything
a fit day indeed for a bridal.
Directly after the funeral of Catherine
the family had gone to New York,
where the wedding was to take place.
Itissey and her husband (for she was
now Mrs. Bradkins) considered them
selves of no little importance on this
eventful occasion, particularly as they
were to accompany the bride to her new
home in the South.
Kizzy, between smiles for the happi
ness of her young mistress and tears for
the loss of her child, was so busily en
gaged in overseeing the elegant dinner
which was being prepared, that she
heeded not Samp, who sat in one cor
ner of the kitchen weeping, moro for
the loss of his young mistress than Ilis
sey, whom lie said "neber was half so
good nor 'bligin'."
The gay pedestrians as they passed to
and fro in front of Colonel Hewitt's;
splendid mansion could not refrain from
cating many a look at the richly
draped windows, where now and then
might be caught sight of a happy face,
as it peeped forth in anticipation of
some new arrival.
Blanche, who was now in reality re
joiced at her friend's happiness.was with
her in her richly furnished dressing
room, helping -to prepare her for the
bridal. Mrs. Hewitt, with Adclo and
Cordelia, were giving the last finishing
touches to a few articles, preparatory to
closing the well-packed trunks. Rissy,
who considered herself next in import
ance to the bride, was flourishing about,
doing sundry little nothings, while
every once in a while, as she passed the
elegant cheval, she would cast a glance
of self-satisfaction as she surveyed her
self in her new robe, a present from her
Harry and Clarence, who had always
been as brothers, anil who were soon to
become so legally, wore awaiting in the
room of the former with all patience the
time when their presence would be
needed below stairs.
"Clarence, my boy, you arc a happy
fellow, for, allowing your bride elect is
my sister, I cannot refrain from saying
she is a prize to any man. Do not ll.lnk
me vain, or lacking in good ense) but
tuimiuui my iove tor au only sister."
"And I am sure you are quite right in
considering your sister far abov n,
dinary. I deem myself a lur-.kv ...
and when it becomes my duty it shall
1m liiv nle&Mira fn mnl- i ...
happy that she shall not feel the loss of
w nur mo t
me uear ones wuom sue leaves for mv
"I know you too well, Clarence T
have no fears-1!" arri..only a little' jeal- J
ous, you know. Hark!" and witliout
further ceremony Harry ran downstairs
to welcome Sirs. Summers, whom they
all'feared was not coming. Allele had
already preceded him, and was clasped
in the arms of her mother. Hut who is
that strange lady and gentleman and
that little child by whom she is accom
panied? "We will introduce them to
our readers as Piralto Velerie and his
wife with her adopted child. It is use
less to say aught of the welcome they
received as they were UBhered into Mrs.
Hewitt's private reception room. The
very fact of their relationship with the
lost Catherine, to say nothing of their
connection with Mrs. Summers, was
enough to insure them a hearty wel
come. As Sonora cast her eyes upon
the lovely Iiiley, of whose goodness and
motherly kindness to her orphan charge
she had heard so mush, her thoughts,-
In splfc of herself, reverted back to Nor
man, whose child resembled him in
looks so closely that all who had seen
the father would at once have recog
nized the ohild.
Carriage after carriage now began to
arrive, till at last the streets around
Gramraercy Park presented a similar
appearance to that of one year before.
But how different were the feelings of
the actors in this scene to the previous
one, when she who was now so radiant
ly happy was then well-nigh heart
broken; and he who was now to become
the companion of her joy was then far
distant, mourning for one whom he
thought irrevocably lost.
At length' all things were in readi
ness, and the guests were awaiting in
eager expectation the appearance of tho
bride, in whoso happiness all rojoieotl;
but none more so than grandpa and
grandma Marsh, as they followed in the
Sonora, as she leaned upon her fath
er's arm, looked almost regal. Her
dress of the richest white satin was per-
lectiy plain, and. allowed her beautiful
neck and arms to be.5ocn, througil the
fodsiof lier p6mLIace.'veil,ns it foil like
.a. vapory mist about her. Her only or
nament was a single white rose-bud,
which held her veil in its place, picked
by the hands of Clarence. N- jewels
but the bridal ring decked her person.
Standing before tho faithful minister
who had baptized Sonora in infancy,
they were united in holy wedlock, and
as they kuclt while he poured forth his
soul in prayer for their future lives and
works of goodness, all responded with a
fervent "Amen, and God bless you!"
Happy girl! all rejoice at your hajypi
ness, for you are weli deserving of it!
Your goodness has exerted an influence
over many; even he who would have
wronged you called down Heaven's
blessings on your youthful head oro ho
Grandpa Marsh, as ho kissed her pure
forehead, could not refrain from shed
ding tears, and clasping her to his heart,
"I feel as I did when I gave away
Blanche's mother, my only daughter."
"Oh, grandpa, you are taking ray
exit from your circle a little too serious
ly. Come," and she placed the hand of
her young husband within that of
grandpa's, "consider that you have only
gained another grandson."
Poor Blanche, who stood beside her
friend, could not forbear turning to hide
the feelings she tried so hard to subdue.
After rcceiviug the numerous congrat
ulations of their friends, among whom
were the old and faithful sen-ants of tho
Hewitts, tho entire company repaired
to the dining room, where a sumptuous
dinner was in readiness.
Samp and Kizzy, who officiated, could
not forbear whispering as Sonora
passed, "May de lord scatter nuflln'
but roses long de pathway. Bress her
About au hour was spent in tasting
and descanting upon the various delica
cies spread before them, when the Colo
nel informed tho young couple it was
time they prepared for their journey, as
the steamer on which they were to sail
would leaifp in about an hour. As So
nora and her mother, accompanied by
Blanche and grandma, left tho room to
change their dresses, Sonora for tho first
time realized her true position that she
was about to leave father and mother,
home and frieuds for another. As she
entered her dressing room she threw
herself upon the lounge, and for tho first
time gave way to a fit of weenlnir.
Blanche seated herself beside her, and
without saying a word they mingled
their tears together.
"Come, girls, this will never do!" ex
claimed grandma Marsh in a cheerful
tone. "Ve are waiting to array you in
your traveling dresses. I am saving my
tears till you aie gone, when I can enjoy
tU this gentle rebuke they dried their
eyes, and nastily uressing uicmscives,
were soon in the parlor receiving the
farewell kisses of their friends.
Kizzy, good old soul, after blessing
her own children and bidding them
good-bye, took tho out-stretched hand
of Sonora, but before she could speak,
burst into loud sobs as she forced her
way back iuto the hall, followed by
Samp, whose wrinkled Tttce was hid In
his largo bandanna handkerchief, while
his tottering form shook with emotion.
"JN early five!" shouted tho young
coachman who had been hired to fill
I the place of Samp.
I A 1 . 1 1 . .
u.mese worus tjonora was clasped in
one long embrace, first by her father,
and then by iter mother, as they uttered
"God bless and return our child in
safety to our home again." All echoed
the last good-bye, as she took the arm
of her IuiBband, and with Blanche de
scended to the carriage, followed by
.link and BIssey, who, notwithstand
ing her mother's grief, was all smiles at
the itiea of her new title and the pros
pect of still being with her young "Miss
To lie concluded neit weck.J
A Mothek's Love. The following
beautiful tribute to a "Mother's Ioye"
Is from .the Phrenological Journal:
A ,tl)lng immortal. Timo cannot
change "it. Death cannot nuench it.
Eternity cannot waste or destroy it
From tho cradle to the grave It com
passes us about, growing stronger when
temptation besets us. becominir holler
whon adversity-tries us, and 'monr gou-
gathers its horrors around us. Forsak
ing us not. thouch deserted bvall others.
It clings to us with a spell w"hich no
cnarm can dissolve; avitu a strength
which no power can sever.
In the morning, at- noonday, and at
eventide, it is ours; nnd though tho dear
heart whoso every throb was actuated
by It Is hushed in that bosom forever;
though tho once soulful eyes glow not
with it now, and tho mute lips breathe
It no more; yea, though the collln, the
shroud, the cold clods of the valley, and
the long grasses of many a year hide
from our tear-bedimmed eyes the sweet
form that was ever transfigured into
angelic radiance by its presence, yet
from the shores of the receding past, this
motlier-lovo drifts over to us with all
tho vividness of the days when she was
with us, and it comes back to us from
the beautiful beyond, its infinite tender
ness still yenniing over us, and bringing
ua hope as we struggle in the close con
tests of life.
''.liK'ringjfct o4t,forev,or,4nij setting not,
'tisa gtiitliugMar by w hose Tar-reaching
light we may pilot our frail barks from
billow on to billow across the stormy
sea of Time, and anchor at last at the
fadeless shore of a country whose man-!
sions arc home indeed, hallowed and I
made pure by the prayerful vigils born
of a mother's' love-.
"4Hv131SnAi.T. Meet Atf.vitf. Tho fol
lowing is said to bo one of the most bril
liant articles ever written by tho la
mented Geo. D. Prentice:
The fiat of nattiro is inexorable.
There is no appeal for relief from the
the great law which dooms us to dust.
Wc flourish and fade as the leaves of
the forest, and the flowers that bloom
uudwitheriii a day have no frailer home
upon life than the mightiest monarch
that ever shook the earth witli his foot
steps on tho shore. Men seldom think
of the great event of death until the
shadow falls across their own pathway,
hiding from their eyes tho faces of loved
ones, whfce living smile was the sun-
tll.t c : ,. t il. I - 1 .
aiilominUnr lifn r.l (lin mill lmlT1if
iiiu luiuu a? itiu aniiviuu ui ikihui
Wc do not want to go through the dark
valley, although Its dark passage may
lead to paradise; wc do not want to lie
down in damp graves, even with princes
as bedfellows. In the beautiful drama
of "lone" the hope of Immortality ut
tered by the death-devoted Greek, finds
deep responso in every thoughtful soul.
When about to yield his existence as a
sacrifice to fate his Clamantha asked if
they should meet again, to which he re
plied: "I have asked that dreadful
question of the hills that look eternal
of tho clear streams that How forever
of the stars among whose fields of azure
my raised spirit lias walked in glory.
All aro dumb; but as I gaze upon thy
llviug face, I feel that there is some
thing that mantles through its beauty
that cannot wholly perish. AVe shall
meet again, Clamantha."
A TuiiKisir Buide. Tho marriage
of a young princess is always a subject
of interest, according to tfio London
IMw, but the approaching nuptials of
inspire, tho halo and romance which
life in a harem throws over their fair
inmates. Four splendid carriages have
been sent from Paris to complete the
number of the bride's equipages. Thirty
gorgeous robes arc being made by fash
ionable modistes. The wedding veil of
Brussels lace, has cost $4,000. Besides
the jewels presented by the bridegroom,
the Princess will wear on tho day of lier
marriage a tiara and necklace of dia
monds presented by her father.
royal gifts have been purchased for
$100,000; so that the young lady will be
ngui royauy appareled, ana it is a sat
isfaction to think that these valuables
nre her own; she cannot be deprived of
uiem oy nor uusoonu, or ny any oiuer
person, the Turkish law beinrr careful to
secure a wife's property to herself. Two
of her private apartments have been
furnished by a Parisian upholsterer, at n
cost of $14,000, not Including clocks,
vases, lamps, and other works of art and
"Women are no more extravagant than
mon. women are naturally less ex
travagant than mon! Let woman know
on what scale she must manage ncr
household, and she will mauago it on
tnat fcnic, and with far more caso anu
elegance than anau would secure. In
dressing herself and children In home,
comiort and luxury, the ordinary woman
will make a thousand dollars do a great
deal moro than the ordinary man. I
do not bolieve tho woman of tound
mind can te found who would know-
shawls which she cannot afford lloos it
because sue minus
J - I-.1.1 IIIIU1U 11.
mo c-mrai uilliuiuui Vi Jll.l Jlllllliuas . , i, I,., linqlitiirmn
Mustapha Pasha with Khaill PaslTa ha, mf ,e 1 " ' " JS?," Vi
in addition to the feollug such events with lt 0,1 lI-10. ...."".I'i'yt-ilri
ltli.lv- r Tnoru I 1 1 .... 1 . . 1 .li.. i , jjuk ouv
whoVould not share ami fuVher ail hls ' &'J?& wh"en BaSeVitz
OTSS wom-So i
lior nu'ii SSlnny other wW were treated. with
hand is the possessor ofan indefinite in
come. Hisgrumblingamounts to noth
ing. He always grumbles when there
is a largo bill to pay; but ho always
pays, and she knows no reason to hin
der that ho always will-pay. The only
trouble sho apprehends from this pur
chase is a little more of that of which
she has already had a good deal. Gail
A larger proportion of white flowers
are fragrant than. tho3p of any other
color; yellow comes nexttben red, and
lastly, blue;- afterWvh'ich'vIoIet,green
tjik irannoRs op a n onni-o krmax lusni.n-
Tltn BOir, Tlir ILATTAJ., asii tiie jiakk caw,
AVKBfTINO STATEMENT OF A TOBTUKKn
Olnt-Tltr TOItMtCTOIUI KKOC01IT TO JW
Recent disclosures concerning the
management of the Xortli German
Criminal Prison at Butzow sIiqw that
tile unrortunate prisoners liavo been
treated with almost appalling barbarity
by tho warden, Louis Basse witz,. nnd
his mistress, Louisa Basel), the matron
of the female department. Not onlv
4havo men been Hogged there and sub-
jectetLto all sorts of other tortures
wortuy or tno nenuisii ingenuity of an
Apache chief, but delicate women h.ivn
.been whipped upon the most futile pre
texts. Bticii was me terror which the
threats of Bassewitz and Mme. Rasch
struck into the hcarUtof tho poor vic
tims that few or none of them ventured
to prefer complaints against their in
human tormentors, and but for the
courajre -of a spirited French cirl. who
was sent to Butzow at the instance of
her jealous mistress on the charge, of
naving sioicn a vaiuauic fciiawi, to tins
day tlio horrors of the Xorth German
hostile might have remained unknown.
The revelations Alice Bernard, the
French girl, made after her release from
confinement led to an official investiga
tion. Slio showed the investigating
official the indelible marks of numerous
lloircinrrs wliich she had received from
Bassewitz, who had sometimes admin
istered to her forty blows on tho bare
back with a rattan" half an inch thick.
Painful as these Hoggings must have
been, Alice Bernard stud that thosufi'er
ing caused thereby was slight in com
parison with the exquisite torture of the
rod wilh which Madame Bosch had fre
quently belabored her bare limbs upon
the most insignificant violations of the
rigid prison discipline. The rod itself
was nearly four pounds hi weight, nnd
consisted of innumerable small birch
twigs, held together by mi irOii-bnutl.
Mme. Itaeeli, ifc.nowurluV woman, hud
often given her female victims fifty
trokcs witii this terrible rod, and when
the indcM-ribablc pain, as tho latter
descended on her bare hips, irresistibly
wrested agonizing screams from her,
the severity of the punishment was in
creased by tho harridan, who seemed to
be iiminnlcd by llic cries of the helpless
"Had I not," exclaimed Alice, "been
upheld by tho&enseof my innocence and
the stern desire to avenge my wrongs by
bringing to justice that man and
matron, I would have dashed my brains
out after being four or five hours within
the walls of the prison. I was sent here
for one year on a charge of larceny,
which lias since been proved to be en
tirely witliout foundation. After my
arrival bore, I was immediately turned
over to Mme. Rasch, who pushed me
into a small, dark room, in the middle
of which stood a curiously-shaped
wooden arm-chair. She rudely pressed
mo into it, and, with leather straps,
iastcued my arms and lees to it, 1 was i
so frightened that my heart beat audi
bly. .ne men pulled my iiair down,
it so carelessly tlmtslio hurt
uttered a faint crv. whorcunon
she struck me in the face. I may have
struggled a bit to free my hands; this
seemed to enrago the matron greatly.
She almost hissed out, 'Wait, you
hussy, you shall catch it for this.' She
then quietly cut olT my hair, until my
head was almost bald. I could not help
crying. Sho then ordered me to strip oil
my clothes, nnd when I had done so, she
suddenly pushed mo toward a door cov
ered with a' linen curtain. It was the
batli-room, and I fell hard into the cold
water, hurting myself severely against
tho wooded steps. The matron then
pulled me out of the bath and rubbed
me oil' witii a coarse hempen towel.
AVithoul saying a word, she pushed me
to the wall, anil fastened my hands and
my feet in two iron rings in the wall
and floor. I was potrifled with terror,
not knowing what new horror was in
store for me. I was shivering with
cold, my skin having been but partially
dried. Mrs. Rasch went into an adjoin
ing room and returned witii that rod.
Before I had recovered from tho fear
with which that terrible instrument
my life, and I broke into loud cries or
despair. But she did not desist. My
agony seemed to lend additional strength
to her i.rms, and I fainted away, unable
to bear the torture. How long she beat
mo after I fell into a swoon I cannot
tell. When I awoke I was dripping
wet, Tho matron had thrown a pail of
cohl water over me. I was almost de
lirious when sho began to rub my
i : . . . . nl.:,, niiAii ii- T 1 1 flfn unirvn
,..., ,i rr:ml nrrtilii. lml. Mm Homo
1 iliroat of further birchim: silenced my
voice. Tho matron said that, having
shown so obstreperous a spirit, sho
would lock me up for twenty-four hours
in a dark cell. After I had put on tho
prison garb, she hustled me into an ab
solutely dark hole, whero I sank down
In utter exhaustion on wet and moldy
straw. Kext morning Mine. Rasch
brought men tin cunof water andaslico
of stale brown brtad. I was so sick that
I was unable to cat I could hardly
stir. In the evening I was taken to my
regular coll, and fell into a fever. I tried
to tell the doctor how I had been
treated. He ordered me to shut my
mouth, and said that in caso I should
manifest still further a refractory spirit
I would bo disciplined again.
"Altogether I was seven months in
tho prison, and during that time re
ceived the rod eighteen times. I was a
prey to such despair that I often begged
the matron on my bended kuces not to
torture me any more, as I was not strong
enough to bear so much punishment.
birched me oniy mo more trc-
, T, .
coual bnrbaritv. Lvcry mornlnir I
heard with a shudder, the screams of
the cirls as thev were birched."
Tho poor girl who had sufi'crctl all
these atrocities wasauativcof Toulouse.
and had been a governess before sho was
sent to prisou. Her revelations have
caused the frovernuicnt to order tho
arrest of the guilty parties, and there is
reason to believe mat tiiey win speedily
get their deserts.
The following reminder has just been
placed on a tomb in Montmatrc: "Oh,
my dear Hcnrj'i conio and rejoin me as
soon as conveniently possible."
iinvi'r !xiiirit'iii:uti suuii uiuiuuu ...
I lY.. cIia
mill inn iiutTLUs. iiiit hu itiuuii
The Passion for Dress.
It used to be said that women dressed
to mease tho meu. At the bottom of
tuelr passions for showy and costly cos
tumes Is tho desire to win the favor and
praise of the other sex. If they are ex
travagant, It is tho fault of the men who
admire and praise their splendid and
expensive attire, and who demand con
stant changes in the fashion to gratify
their chauglng tastes and fancies.
But oneof our fashion papers explains
this problem in another way, and one
far less complimentary to the sex. It
says women dress to shine each other
down. They spend their lives and for
tunes to out-dress each other. They un
dergo all sorts of torture for the sake of
making each other jealous and misera
ble. The one aim of every woman In
society Is to dress better than all other
women if she can, but better than some
oilier woman at any rate.
This is a hard doctrine. It hardly
agrees with our obscn-ation-arrd knowl
edge of women. There may bo a few
"Jadle3" of this vulgar type, but, for
tunately, wo do not know them. The
majority of women do not care enough
for each other to harbor a settled hatred,
much less to commit martyrdom for the
sake of making them miserable. They
care ten times as much for tho notice
and admiration of the other sex as for
tho good or 111 will or their own. Some
women aro fanatics on tho subject of
fashion, as others aro on religion. Here
and there wc find a woman who has a J
mania for dress as decided as any men
tal disease will even be. Tho majority I
of women yield to tho force of public
seutimcnt and established custom, and
dress as they do because it is the fashion;
because they are expected to dress in
certain styles, and would Le considered
Ill-bred or eccentric were they not to
conform to tho rules of their sex. Dress
is one means or influence. It has been
thechlef . means through which women
have addressed the nuhlin. Thov imvo
spoken to tho world's mind and heart
through the beauty and splendor of their
attire. They put their poetry upon
tucir persons. They wear their elo
quence as a garment, and oftcntmes the
tasicmi and elegant costume is more ex
pressive in its bilence than any wonls
tho wearer could utter.
It is tho fashion of men to rail at and
satirize women's lo'vo for dress; but it is
worthy or notice that those who con
demn this passion most and most
severely are opposed to every measure
and step that promise its reformation.
Wo may rail acainst its follies until
doomsday, nnd without avail unless wc
nnd an antidote therefor. Women must
havo some outlet for their enemies.
sonic appropriate Held for their activi
ties, some expression lor their taste, re
finement, love of approbation and or
art. Finding most otlieravcnucs closed
against them they have made dress
their business, laturuaire. passion, art.
It was their only resource. Biamo them
not, lor uoing wnat is really an Honor to
them, au other illustration of the
genius and nobility and wealth of a
nature which," repressed on one side,
overflows upon the other, and denied an
outlet in utilities blossoms iuto bctiuty
and converts the beautv of tho clobe
into material for its decoration. The
tyranny of fitshiou and Us follies will
cease when other and nobler things
than dressiug invite woman to do them,
and the public sentiment of the world
sustains them in the doing. When
women are called to tlo tho grand and
fine work of the world, and feel the at
traction of its rewards aud prizes aud
honors, the enrichment of culture, the
nobility or art, the glory or charity,
llicy will cease dressing themselves like
dolls. Tho mania for millinery will
cease when a nobler ambition takes its
place in woman's mind. Give the
women of America something grand to
live for, something noble to aspire to,
something worthy aud inspiring to do,
and they will break the silken chord of
fashion aud set men an cxamplo worthy
of imitation. Tillon's Ooldai Age.
Eiohty-Skvkn' Ykaks Undek Wom
an's RuiiE. We lately visited an aged
clergyman, who has been for some years
withdrawn from the duty of a rural
charge, and now lives in town with a
married graudniece. Talkingof his un
usually protracted life for he is between
eighty and ninety ho said very good
humoredly, "During all this long time
I have never been out of tho hands of
women. First I was under the care of
my mother, who guided me as she
thought proper for fifteen years. Then
I went to college, where I lived for some
years in the chargo of an aunt. Imme
diately after concluding my studies I
got a call, and took up housekeeping in
the parsonage with one of my sisters. I
was in her hands for three years, and
then married. My wife had the man
agement of me for ten years, when she
died, and my sister came bacK again.
After a second experience otthe sisterly
sway I married again, and was under
charge or the second Mrs. for fifteen
years more. At lier death a niece came
to take care or me. uut sue nan not
reigned long, when sue got a husband of
her own to govern, and left me. After
that I was handed over from one nelce
to another, till I left the parsonage an
old gray-headed man, as you see me,
and came here to be under tho rule of
this lady pointing to the above-mentioned
graudniece so that, from tho
first day of my life till now, I may say
that I havo never been, for any space of
time worth speaking of, exempt from
woman's rule. They have done what
they liked with me at all times during
eighty-seven years, aud will do so to the
end of the chapter."
A L.vuv A Citv Physiciax. From
the Now York Tribune of January ISth
we copy this:
Tho City Physician- of Springfield,
Massachusetts, is a woman elected by
way or an experiment. She is said to
havo becu exceedingly successm!, not
having made even one medical blunder
since sho began her work. One reason
for tills sltf gives when she says that she
was "vcrv careful about maklmr mis
takes, because she knew that any error
would be more severely visited upon her
than it would be upon a man." She has
becu an economical official, for she has
attended 100 more patients than any of
her predecessors in the same number of
weeks, ana tor :?IIX) less expense to the
city. She often acts as nurse as well as
doctor, and her practice among the poor
- -- - - J "MJ . 1CI1 i.
made a hor.TUNK. An amateur
journalist of Indianapolis has mado a
fortune by his pen. Ilia father-in-law
died of grief, after reading ono of his
euiioriaiD, anu left mm i30,ow;
Quantity of Pood:"to Eat.
v. People often ask us, "What Is the
proper quantity of food?' This depends
verv much on what the food is, and who
: I - iit tin
(lie person IS, ami vwiaiiii3iiuiauiu uitr.
We doubt not that most people who
have, tiic menus eat a tmrd moro man
they really need, and we venture the
assertion that if each man of good con
stitution and health could begin at
twentyone, havingbeen properly fed to
mat time, bo mignt live to be seventy
or seventy-fivo years of ago and not
need the aid of a doctor at all. We be
lieve that.ninc out of ten could do so.
But just how a person should live to
avoid entirely all causes of disease, no
man, perhaps,, is wise enough to pre
scribe. It may bo safe to assert that
most people who are healthy and hearty"
eat a little moro at every meal than
thej should. Thatsenso of fulness, that
extra heat of tho face, and tho inclina
Hon to be sleepy altera meal, show.that
It has been too MSavy. Most peoplo cat
too rapidly, and fake in more food than
they are awaro of. Tho annltito is not
allayed, and they cat as long as they
can iioiu it, oecauso mo taste is good.
Suppose one were to eat parched
wheat or corn; wcreobliged to masticate
it, moistened by the saliva, haviuc no
coflee, tea or water "to wash it down,"
no woum not oe liKeiy io cat too mucii
for several reasons, the chler one being,
that while eating so slowly, his stomacli
would becin to appropriate- tho food.
some of the juices of the food would be
absorbed aud carried into the circula
tion and the appetite would bo partiallv
satisfied before ho had finished. More
over, there would be mechanical satis
faction on, the part of the stomacli. It
wouiu take a man pernaps tiiree-quar-terxor
an hour to cat as much or that
kind or food as would satisfy him. Then
he woultl get exercise enough for his
teeth, so that thev would be -health v.
and all tho glands of tho mouth would
do their work. The stomach would
come into healthv action, and the per
son would bo satisfied as soon as ho nail
eaten enough. Doubtless ho would eat
but little more than half as much in
that way as he woultl to havo the wheat
ground and made into mush, that could
be eaten without the use of the teeth,
and surfeit obtained before the stom
ach had time to respond.
rersons, generally, wuo are iatt anil
aro anxious to reduce their flesh, can-do
so by eating a third less' of food than Is
their customary habit. Somo would
have to reduce the amount one-half to
bring them to a proper standard. This
plan would roquiro self-denial; but peo
plo undergo, through eelf-indulgence,
and its consequent vexation aud annoy
ance, ten times more to'tnitigatc or rid
themselves of troublo than would be
necessary to avoid it altogether.
A lady once came to us for a phreno
logical description whose face was
thickly covered witii pimples, fiery red
blotches, like musquito bites. Think
iiur we could hardly do her a better ser
vice, wo asked, at the close of our phren
ological description, if she would like to
be ritl of those pimolea. She started
with delight and hope, aud said. "Cer
tainly; what shall 1 put on ?" We re
plied, "Nothing; but cat less sugar and
butter, eat lean beef and fruit, and keep
clear of griddle-cakes and their accom
paniments lor mrcc mon t lis-, and your
face will be clear and fair." In one
month after she came in witliout a pim
ple on her face, to show us what virtue
thero was in our sirapio prescription.
Sho had doubtless been buying cosmet
ics at a dollar a bottle for years, greatly
to the advantage of the dealer. Like
the woman of the Scripture, she became
no better, but rather worse.
We eat too much. Wc eat the wrong'
articles ot food. We have pimples, bil
ious fcvers,headachcs,dyspepsles, kidney
complaint, liver dilliculties, and rheu
matism. Tlio old rough statement that
"men dig theirgraveswith their teeth,"
has more truth than poetry in it. If
men would use ther teeth properly, they
could postpone the time for having their
graves dug for many years. Herald of
Legal Condition ok Wives in
Fkanck. A correspondent of tlio New
York Xation thus describes the legal
condition of wives in France under tho
Code Napoleon: "The mother's rato is
decidedly worse than the father's. Be
fore the Revolution she occupied a high
position in the family, which continued
after the father's death to group itself
about her. Tho Civil Code denies the
widow all right, even of simple enjoy
ment, in her husband's inheritance.
This wrong is of course, remedied so far
as may be, in practice, but it has been
the poteut ally or other influences in de
grading woman in the family, both in
tiic relations or wire aud motner." And
yet, by a strange contradiction, while
Franco oppresses woman, it deities the
Virgin. A religious paper published at
Lourdcs, is full of sucli phrases as these:
"At last we nave entered on a newpatn.
Franco seems at last tired of her Revo
lutionary agitations. And what is the
cause of tliis social renovation? The
apparition of the Holy Virgin in our
grotto cannot he wholly without weight
in tlio balance or our destinies. It was
perhaps the culminating moment of the
period. Why should the Queen of
Heaven comedown among us If it is not
to revive our Hopes, ir it is not to make
her subjects happy, as wo know that
France is the kingdom of Mary ?"
Furonean horticulturists lmvo TnfnW-
adopted a mode of making rose cuttings
root, witii more certainty, by bending
iiiesnooD anu inserting botn ends iuto
tho ground, leavinrr a sinrrlc bud uncov
ered at the middle, and on tho surface of
ground. Tho cuttings are about ten
inches long, aud are bent over a stick
laid Hat on the ground, holes being cut
on each side of the stick for tho recep
tion or tho ends or tho shoot. Tho roots
form only at the lower end ot the shoot,
but the other end being buried prevents
evaporation and drying up. A corres
pondent or the .London uaracn
that ho has tried this along with the
weaker cuttings; while tho latter have
shown symptoms or drying and failure,
all the former have grown vigorously.
"Oliver Harper." (Mrs. E.L. Gibson),
a resident or Oakland, Va., has been
engaged in one or the editorial depart
ments ot the Ada Oabjornia. -Within
a few months this lady Jias made her
self an extensivo and valuable reputa
tion by her descriptive and fanclhii let
ters to tho Altaaud the St. Louis Globe.
Her advancement as a public writer has
M mhM tirfllfant nlifl-tlnnrvalnntt
and is altogether due to substantial
iromnn's Voting Sou;.'
- DBDieATED TO It. B. F. C.
"iVe're comlnp, "Free Amariea," five million
We've striven nncomplalnlngly for the dta-
Behold! the Fourteenth, fbr jour ayes we hen
Which accords to each a eoul !
Glory, dory, hallelujah ! glory, glory, ualleb.
Glory,glory, hallelujah! as weeome msrclitac
Religion, Peace and Virtue all urge us to the
For the Interests of woman are the InfJtTgU of
.beckoned by that "perfect lQv vrhjdi
pastetli out all fear."
And We make our record here.
Glory, glory. Hallelujah, etc..
For we come marching along! r
On this bloodlOM revolution, when time itall
fiPt lt SPfll"
We'll look with courage f&rwanl to a Vtjr
To the glorlonSf later JTen, where JMstlce Uwllv
And the Church without a flaw.
Glory. Klory, hallelujah, etc..
wnen justice snail oe uw:
To that "more perfect union" foreshadowed hjr
Xotonlyol tho naUon, but around our altar
Ares; In the Great Fount of home's sweet love well 1
trust In Iiodo nlwnv.
And bo blest by Its hallowed sway.-
Glory, glory, hnllelcjnh, etc..
Ami uo oieei in it ncavniy rayt.1 i
-To commemorate the vota ol Mis. if. It.
tinnlner, rust nt Detroit. Apri! 39. 1S71, the fleet
woman to vote under the Fourteenth Amend
ment. At the recent benefit in the 2Cew York
Academy of Music, in aid-pf Mr. Bar
uum's company, who wore heavy losers
by the great tire, Mr. Barnum, tho phil
osophic salamander, spoke as follows:
Ladies and Gentlemen: -T havo cat
ered for so many years for the amuse
ment of the public, that the benofieiarios
on this occasion seem to have thought
that tho showman himself ought to be a
part or the show; and at their request I
come before you. Isiuceiclythoukyou,
in their behalf, for your patronago on
this occasion. How much they. need,
your substantial sympathy, the ashes
across the street can tell you more olo-
qucut than human touguc can utter.
Those ashes arc the remnants of "all
the worldly goods" of some who appeal
to 50 u to-day.
For-myself, I havo been burned out so
often', that I am like the singer who was
hissed, on the stage: "Hiss away," said
he, "L am used to it." My pecuniary
loss is very serious, and occurring as it
did, just before the holidays, it is all tho
It may perhaps gratify my friends to
know, however, that I am still enabled
to invest another half-million of dollars
without disturbing my bank account,
nor injuring the prosp'ects of my chil
dren, being ruined by inheriting a for-:
'Kmc they never ?arned. The public will
have amusements, and they ought to bo
those of an unobjectionable character.
For many years it has been my pleasure
to provide a ciasa of instructive and
amusing entertainments, to whiolui rec
lined Christian mother can take her
I believe that no man in America pos
sesses the desire and facilities which I
havo in that direction. I havej there
fore, taken steps, through all my agents
in Europe and this country, which will
enable mo to put upon the road, earlyn
April, the most gigautic and complete
traveling museum, menagerie and hip
podrome ever organized.
It has been asked whether I will build
up a large museum aud menagerie-in
jNcw York. "Well, 1 am now nearly
sixty-three years or age. I can buy
plenty or building sites ami get plenty
ot leased lots for a new musoum; but I
cannot get a newlease oflife. ' 1 am sit?
uatcd, in this respect, something like
Mr. Vanderbilt. A man offered to sell
him a horss. "What Is his pedigree?"
asked Mr. Vauderbilt. It was given
him. "Ah, that is the best blood in the
country, aud I will buy him at a fair
price. How fast is he?" "I think he
will travel in two twenty-two when he
gels old enough," replied tho owner.
"He is a two-year-old colt." "A colt! t
can'twaitfor colts," exclaimed Mr. Van
derbilt. I can' scarcely wait for leases; but
younger members of-my family desire,
mo to erect in this city an establish
ment worthy of New York and of my
self. It will be no small undertaking;
for if I erect such an establishment, it
will possess novel aud costly features
never beforeattempted. I have it under
consideration, and within a month Shall
determine whethor I shall tlo it or not!.
One thing, however, you may bo-assured,
ladies-and gentlemen, although
conflagrations may for the present dis
concert my plans, yet while I havo life'
and health, no fire can burn nor water1
quench my delight in always gratifying
my patrons, at whatever cost of monay
or of effort I shall never loud my
name where my labora and heart do not1
also go, aud the public shall never fail1
to find at any of my exhibitions their
money's worth ten times told.
Just before tho election in Ohio a,
worthy deacon was called upon to pass
around tho hat at a large church meet
ing. And tlio deacon is a devout man,
but unhappily, as it chanced, ho wore a
ichitn hat. Over tins no biuem;
handkerchicr and proceeded, riio. nrst
scat was filled with staunch old farmers.
He knew their Iket-bpokswere i pleth
oric and their hearts hill oT good, and he.
folt sure that their contributions would,
sink thehandkerchier to the bottom of
the hat. But alas! not a man contrib
.... i TTiwirmrnsirdi and went on from
hseat to seat, till arrested by the voice of
tho minister wi""t ""-i -"",v-
o- ... .
Brother b turucu.
inss the handkerchief alone, Broth
er s , or go with your open hands,
or take another hat, for there is nobody
in this congregation that will drop one
cent into theUhing you arc carrying
Tho effect can be imagined. Another
hat was substituted, and the congrega
tion "shelled out" au amount which as
C..n M, -r i i t rpl.rt Inch
iiu xiuaiuu jiuvtTLHtvr. uv
appearance of the late Edwin Forrest on
it, iA nn .i n. ni.knrnlanfprnilU
on the platform of theTremont Temple,
T : .. i !..-:.! Mint fllO laSt
words uttered by him on the stage were
iti.i , tf ii in nicbelieu,"'ai-a
were: "The, rest is T,s'lon' VlJ "0f
which ,he concluded Tiis reading ot