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She fen ferfei
A Joe trial ftirthe People.
IMvoted to the Interests of Knmanfty.
Independent in Politics and Religion.
Mive to all Live Iue, and Thoroughly
Itadlcal In Opposing and Kx poking the 'Wronss
ot tho Masses.
Correspondents writing over assumed signa
tures must make known their names to the
Kdltor.or, no attention will be given to their
ADVERTISKMKNTS Intension Ileasonabte
POTRTJOVrsTO. OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH r. 1873.
mmtoa,mri. u .ft & . J
TERMS, IX ADVANCE: " ' '
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1 w FnrK Kronen, Frkk Pnisss, Fkkk I'eopi.k.
A IVoninii'v Kxeuse.
RAD BKFOHK TKI STATB WOMAN KUrFRAOK
ASSOCIATION BY COL. C A. Iir,F.I.
Ym ask me, friends, to lend a band
To help the rnux1 of woman,
And with the want! ot jioesy
To toeh each heart that' human
'With sorrow lor the sinful one.
And pits' for thf friendless.
Oh! would that I coaM brine to earh
A Joy that would be endless.
If laws might be In Justice made
To better their condition.
Or privilege -e granted them
TlMt would enhance position,
Tf not for wires in happy homes.
With peace and comfort round them.
To Arid their hands and shrink from core
Because sweet love hat. crowned them.
It is not for the happy ones
That we would ask more Messing,
Nor for the gifted and the strong,
Ood highest rights possessing;
Tl that the weak be lilted up.
The inrant enlirhtwied.
And every vaiitaa them
That their sad lives be brightened.
That this may be we are most sure
That all trtw hearts are willing;
We only differ In the way
To Kate our heart's fulflllliic
The adversaries of our eause.
Mistake our Rim full often.
And think our course may harden lives
"Which we will strive to soften.
They tear that woman will forget.
When fame or Itlory calls her
The truest beauty of ber sex,
The patient love that thralls her;
They my she will neglect her home
To meet the Leelolature,
Hut while she can a prosy And
I think shem hear to Nature."
Now, friends, I hope you will not think
I silent your Invitation,
Or that In jMUre I shall fail
To meet the sHuation;
I'll semi a proxy, stay Ht home.
Ami lee the honors, maybe,
For I the best of reasons hare,
I cannot leave my baby.
UCI.I.E W. Cooke.
Sauck, Febiuary n, IK'S.
ES1AT BT MRS. B. A. OWENS Of ROSKItCftS, ORE
CON PKf-lMHi:U TO KKAII JIKl-OHK THE BI
CENT MECTIXO OF THE STATE TKMI'EK AXCE
AlUASTK, BTT NOT HKLI VF.RKD ON ACCOUNT
OF THE lH-SOKIiANIZINO SECESSION" ELEMENT,
THAT TOCLD.VT BRAK IT.
Fellow Members of this Alliance: In
attempting to submit my views to yon
on this occasion, allow me first to most
humbly beg your pardon for occupying
any portion of your valuable time. The
importance of tbe subject, and the deep
interest which I feel in so great and
worthy an undertaking, actuates me in
submitting to yon a few thoughts of my
The object for which we meet here to-
day must be reached through other
modes than those yet prescribed by the
order of Good Templars. Notwithstand
ing the order is worthy of all praise an
order in which I am proud to claim
membership yet it is an order which I
am sorry to say, in my judgment, falls
far short of driving the greatest enemy
of civilization from our land. "While I
do not advise the disbandmcnt of this
order, let me show you, by way of illus
tration, that it cannot accomplish all
that was hoped for by its founders.
Who constitute the greater portion of
our lodges? Are they not men and
women who have always borne Chris
tian characters? And in nine cases out
of ten when we do reach that man who
has become a slave to the cup, is it not
at a time when he has passed the me
ridian of life? Is it not at a time when
he feels that he is degraded in the eyes
of the world? Is it not at a time when
his constitution is destroyed, his fortune
lost, his home covered with mortgages,
his wife and children reduced to want
and destitution? It is only at that stage
of the drunkard's lot that our order is
most successful in reaching him, when
almost all is lost. Aud again how many
of these men fall back just as their
friends begin to hope? Allow me to
say that the temptation must be re
moved ; rum must be driven from the
land before we can safely hope that ever
our own brothers may not be led from
the paths of virtue and sobriety into
drunkenness and crime; that our fathers
may not go, as thousands have already
gone, down to drunkards' graves; that
our mothers, sisters and daughters may
not bo tied to drunkards, to eke out mis
erable lives of woo and sorrow. "Abol
ish it! abolish it!" is the cry coming up
from all parts of the State, and can this
be done by any system yet inaugurat
ed? Can it be abolished otherwise than
by making it a political issue? If so,
how? And if uot, why not make it a
political issue at once by .the actions of
this Alliance? Give the moral men of
both parties a chance to act on this, the
greatest question of the age. Should
not wisdom dictate a policy calculated
to draw out all the moral
me i3iie against thisgian
while you invite and labor to obtain the
votes ot every man for this cause. 110
matter .01 what political organization.
creed or ltin. 1 .,.f, .
creed or religion ; and while you strug
gle for victory and behold it doubtful;
and while the enemy looms up and en
virons you on all sides ; and while you
see the cause for which you labor beaten
and driven back by the whisky power,
does policy dictate that it is wisdom to
refuse the votes of thousands of intelli
gent women of the Slate, whose hearts
are enlisted in the cause? If so, let it
still be done ; let the laws enacted by a
legislation in which we had no voice
still deprive us of happiness, comforts
and homes. Let laws, enacted by men
still go on making drunkards of our
fathers, husbands and sons. Let It do
even more let it rob the Church of its
prestige, Christianity of its purity, aud
the Sabbath day of its holiness. Yes,
let It go on filling the penitentiary with
felons, the asylums witli lunatic, and
the whole world with drunkenness and
murder. But, fellow members, I have
too much confidence in your desire tliat
this great evil shall not remain a black
scrawl upon the statutes of .our young
State to believe that you will refuse to
welcome to your assistance as soon as
possible the thousands of earnest and
co-working women of this State, whose
assistance would secure victory. If the
object in framing the State Govern
ment was, as is stated in its Constitu
tion, for the purpose of securing justice
and maintaining order, then let the liq
uor laws be wiped from the statutes, as
they are calculated to secure just the re
verse. Let these dens of iniquity be
closed by the strong arm of a just and
righteous law; and let the Government
cease to obtain revenue from a wrong,
from which the people reap naught but
misery) woe and sorrow. "We well know
the parties with whom we have to con
tend. They always bring out their
whisky men for office. To meet this it
will be necessary to take from among
ns men pledged to our cause, and then
work with a will for their election.
This is the only way in which we can
defeat this whisky clan.
My friends, you see me as I stand be
fore you dressed in mourning. Shall I
tell you the cause of these dark robes?
Tis but a little word, but oh, how hard
to pronounce! Yes, 'tis that enemy of
all womankind, Rum. Now that I
look back with memories' eyes, I can
see a tall, noble and intelligent man.
That person was my generous-hearted
and affectionate father. In his youth
he learned to love the wine of the sunny
South, and in after years he Locum o a
slave to the fell destroyer. Many years
ago on Clatsop plains, where wo then
lived, our worthy minister at church
one day circulated a paper which he
called a Temperance pledge. I was but
eight years old then, but I remember as
it were but yesterday how my little
heart palpitated with joy and hope as I
saw my father go forward and sign that
pledge. And, young as I was, I knew
that every heart murmured amen, for
my noble-hearted father was loved and
respested, though given to intoxication.
For six years he kept that pledge, but
six years of abstinence could not destroy
that craving appetite. In an evil hour,
meeting a friend of his bovhood. who
I''T lo !rink "
remembrance of boyish days, he could
not resist. Then for fourteen long years
our home was unhappy. Ah, how often
we are told that childhood is the hap
piest period of life. But when I look
back upon my early days, I see the dark
clouds hovering there, with no ray of
sunshine. After fourteen years of in
temperance my father was brought,
through the influence of family and
friends, to the Church. But did the
purity and influence of the Church drive
that demon from his path? No! no!
For five years he continued to follow
him up, tempting him ou all sides, but
for five years he kept his vow; then
misfortuno and disease, which intem
perance had left upon him,sopiostratcd
him that this demon of Satau again got
control, and to-day lie sleeps tho sleep
of death, and leaves a heart-broken wife
whoso head is silvered o'er, but not
witli age, and nine children to mourn
his fate. But the just God in His good
ness mercifully gave him ample time in
the two long months of his illness to re
pent and find forgiveness, and only
through the power of that DiviueBeing
was Satan wrested from his throne.
And now, my friends, I ask you could
my heart be otherwise than enlisted in
this cause? I, who have been made to
feel the pangs that only Mich can feel ?
I, who have wept a fountain of tears,
till that fountain seemed almost dry?
Yes, labor I must, and labor I will, as
long as the life-blood courses through
my vein .
On the 1-lth and 15th of the present
month the advocates of woman suffrage,
in Oregon and Washington Tcnitory,
are to meet in convention, for the pur
pose of effecting a perma.nent organiza
tion, encouraging the formation of aux
iliary county organizations, and gener
ally adopting suclt measures as may be
deemed best for the purpose of aiding
the agitation looking to secure the (
frage for women. The movement has
made much progress iu Oregon, through
the efforts of Mrs. Buniway, editor of
the Nkw NoitTinvusT. nuiiiiaiuui t
I Portland. Indeed, in this matter, the
West is far in advance of the East, and
of New England, supposed to be the
cradle of reforms. Wyoming, a western
I and they are yet the only portions of
1 the Republic where women enjoy the
I i S Sl LHn TllAH nn tl t.
;,Bul'.Vi ua"1 , "i'uui1 ' '
has three women's papers, the Nnw
Northwest, of Portland, Oregon; the
Pioneer, of San Francisco, California;
and the Woman's Exponent, of Salt
Lake City, Utah, all nourishing, which
is more than the East can boast of.
NewEnglaud is evidently falling In the
rear, and should look to it Woman's
for an opera-boufl'e season recently, the
manager demurred to her exorbitant
terms, remarking that her Income would
be higher than that of a Marshal of
France. "Well, then," said she, "got a
Marshal of France to sing for you."
Odd again. It was the first pair ate
tho first apple.
THE WOBLDJS MOVING.
We are rejoiced that our brother of
the Ctrislian Adoccale comes to the
front as a co-worker. Thousands of
women will bless him for his noble
words when he and they shall strike
hands upon the banks of eternal de-
The apathy of mlnistors has I
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been our greatest stumbling-block
Who will follow Bro. Dillon? Tho fol
lowing editorial from his journal of last
weekcoutains the true ring of progres
sion: Wc do not believe in universal suf
frage, strictly speaking. The restric
tions already existing as to minors and
foreigners arc wise and proper. And, as
under our Republican form of govern
ment, tho will of the pcoplp is the su
preme source of power, and intelligence
and virtue are essential to the safe exer-
else of the power of self-government, we
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Muuiu ;iuu, iu uuii-sumi:iiuuiiiii;uiiuii neui piaui;, a strong leinpcranco reso
of voters, not the possession of so much j lutioii. We can sec no reason for ob
property, but a degree of intelligence Jeetion to these delegates that would not
sufficient at least lo read the American i lie against the delegates from anv other
Constitution. and writeoue'sowu name.
and an amount of virtue excepting from
certain degrees of conviction in our
courts of justice. To make doubly sure
of tiic former, so far as our own citizens
are concerned, wc would advocate a ju
dicious system of compulsory education
in every Stato and Territory of tho Un
ion; and for the promotion of tho latter,
pass laws that are wise aud just, and
then let them be vigorously enforced.
But the important question now urged
upon the attention of American citizens
is that of woman suffrage, or the en
franchisement of mothers, wives,
daughters and sisfers, subject only to
the same restrictions as the other sex.
We are aware of no principle in reason
or revelation that is contravened by the
cession of this solicited right. On the
other hand, noble women of our conn
try, notwithstanding the universal def-
erence and respect paid to tiieir persons
and presence wherever found, are suffer-
ing disabilities, inconveniences and
hardships from the inequalities of Un
laws aud customs of the land. True,
woman's enfranchisement may not
prove a panacea for all her Ills, any
more than for man's; but a large body
of intelligent, influential aud useful
women ask for this right not that any
woman shall be compelled to vote, but
that all may have the privilego of ex
pressing their preferences in the affairs
of the country. "Do unto others as ye
would that they should do unto you."
"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy
self." These and kindred New Testa
ment principle, with the unmistakable
indications of Providence, that, not
only the privileges of our Churches, but
our colleges, universities, professions
and business callings, arc all to be ulti
mately thrown wide open to all alike,
induce us to write as we do.
We think the argument as usually
framed, which claims the existing right
of women to vote under the Fourteenth
and Fifteenth Amendments, a lame one.
Tiie passage of these amendments is
perfectly consistent with the present
restrictions of franchise as to sex; but
the real point, as wc conceive, to be
drawn from those amendments is this:
If by them the way is opened for grant
ing the right of voting to colored people,
to Indians, to Chinese even, why may
not provision be also made for tnc re
moval of tiie restrictions from women
of our land? May Heaven direct aright
In tho ultimate decision of this import
We are pleased to sec the following ,
from n late isueof the Oregon Jhdlelin I V .. .1 1JU,WY. . . '" Iovc and obedience to parental author
iroin a laic issue 01 un. urcgon jjiiucun. jn other words, they fought, bled, were :.. li-wo done with sieklv .entimen-
VoriK- ilin Uvnil ills P Is nAnmxil. ilofool! nn.l roi r flfli, J.i. nf !. . U0UC W,UI SCIUimCU-
intr the public press to some piirnose. I
Tuaaajj sw I'vi asa.v
The Jiuucim but reiterates our own
declarations. But hear:
With what show of justice or fairness
can tho authorities indict, arrest, and
hold in custody Woodliull and Clallin,
lor having sent their nceuj through
the mails, and at the same time permit
10 lreeiy circulate uronucasi over me
land tiie abominable, grossly ohseeiie,
and morally revolting pictorials, pub
lished in New York and Boston every
week, without stop or hindrance? The
Weekly has to lie read before the objec
tionable contents can bo discovered, and
children and ladies or others iu passing
stands or windows where it might be
exposed forsalc, would never be shocked
or insulted or corrupted by the sight of
11. uuiy tnosc who read it would be af-
fected bv its obcenity of language or its i a head ?"
damnable immorality. But children "What is the use of your head," re
am! youths, young ladies and matrons, ' plied tho needle, rather sharply, "if you
and all the passers on the streets, are
likely to have their glance
lice arrested by
the glaring consplcuity purposoly given
by some dealers and hawkers to the
atrociously obsceuo pictorials to which
we allu le, and while no lady or modest
person can look upon the revolting dis
play offensively thrust before them
without a blush of very shame, younger
ones are liable to be more or less cor
rupted thereby. It is this class of ob
scene publications, which ought to be
prohibited from the mails more than
W'toflhull A Ctajln's Weekly, nnd until
the authorities who have stopped the
latter nnd imprisoned the publishers
leal out even-handed justice to the pub
lishers of the Day's Doing, the llicc
Gazette, and kindred pictorials, they
will in so far fall in their faithful per
formance of duty. Deal with all trans
gressors alike, aud prohibit all obscene
and grossly scandalous publications
from the mails that's the way to do it.
great writer n.i,tiai o ,!,.,
rebuke to Himwii,,,. 1 . T 1
lllllil- li 1 . i a - i
ts...iv uui, uiinriiv. it nil nvc i
".a.K."l?" '?,.n& to love Christ
?oou: watcn, chain, rim, nml nti..
trappings, $300; total, S1.1000 all hung
upon one frail, dying worm. I have
seen her at a meeting in behalf or home
less wanderers in Xew York, wipe her
eyes upon an expensive embroidered
handkerchief at the story of thcirsuffer
Ings, and when tho contribution box
came round, take from a well-filled
portmonale of costly workmanship,
twenty-five cents to aid the society to
promote their welfare."
Said Mr. Cantwell to his clergyman,
who had a great disrelish for hypocrisy,
"How can I best help to reform the
world?" "By beginning with yourself."
"""" worm, ciad In a s lk dress ,
costing $75: making in n,i f -i .'... ' ,u
nfum. -sin. i i tune brought us to
iK-Z" I0.r ?ne, "A nltv we
State Temperance Alliance.
The most remarkable proceedings
thus far are the report of the Committee
on Credentials, adverse to tho admission
of the delegates from the State Woman
Suffrage Convention; the irregular anil
disorderly scenes that transpired during
the pendency of the report and the final
exclusion of such delegates. While it la
not particularly any-of our business, we
must be permitted tho liberty to say
that the Alliance has in this matter not
only committed a blunder iu policv, but
has perpetrated a violation of the Con
stilution of tho Alliance. This instru
ment provides that any person of known
temperance principles may be a mem
ber of the Alliance. Tho delegates from
the Woman Suffrage Convention came
duly accredited, iu like manner as other
delegates; the organization is known
as decidedly temperance in its views;
me piatrorm adopted by it the other
day at I'ortlaud, contains, as a promt-
A . , , . ... '
organization. If wc object to the Wom
an fcuiiragists on the ground thattheira
is a political organization in character,
why not object to the delegates from the
churches as sectarian? To our mind it
is clear that the exclusion of tho Wom
an Suffrage delegates was effected
through the operation of views too nar
row and illiberal to allow of the possible
hope that those wiio hold them can ever
bo leaders of the people. Aside from the
general proposition of exclusion, it
must be admitted that tho delegates Iu
question were treated rudely, and with
such peraoual indignities of remark as
were unworthy of gentlemen engaged
in a great reformatory movement, in
which all possible help'is desirable, and
all sincere allies are entitled to respect
ful consideration. In everv wav. tho
! action of the Convention in this behalf
was unfortunate, as we view it, because
it was calculated lo create divisions '
among the friends who ought to be
united in their reformatory work, and
because it subjects the dominant wing
of the Alliance to the suspicion of being
actuated by some motive other than
the promotion of tho temperanco move-
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that the rejection of the Woman Suflra- j
ui-iii. mi; iiiivc uirciuiv ueam u sum
gists was on account of the active sup
port which Mrs. Baniway and others
gave the Republican ticket last summer
and again last fall. We do not believe
the Alliance can afford to carry the load
of such suspicions.
The most prominent features of the '
H,,tII.,.i,riSP1i1.,ni? 'Mterday. 'ero I
i rl, ini 1 "'"n JTn ."DUT
miaLn8iVf ?? ' i 3 '
mission of that lady as a delegate from
mVnS. r fi2i- rl. ' secession oi a
.:r" ;T;Vr' t . "r
...ni. i i
r?, ,ln w1IUlieqUaIJy lK,rlsU,ntIlst"b-lBlveiiiethe
bornness by her adversaries. It was
she had n good majority of theConyen-
i" i-Mth mi '''V a '
e vote, though the opposition
unaccountably larne. conslilerinir i
4i,i -,i. v, . - .
i "L8 "l.Ria.lem.ncro,lce
ZTTi TJ o n 1 .
rnflpntflf I V nr flirt Unmnn Uiillra(.icta
conclusivoly showed that the Polltlco-
jiiu iijijiuoi.iuii limit:! liiu VilUUIiiSUlllUCt
i nras. FT0110" "J, u,e ,ay
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quent secession of about fifty members
gates, and is unexplainable, except upon
" Y r"Tu:,lu,0". u'at l.noi cnou. l? i
case, the secession was simply childish
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iiiw iiit1.11. , v iiiiiiiiiu uiuir juucii
and gallantry in the fight they made,
but wc cannot say so much for their
petulant retreat. The seceders met Jn
the evening and took preliminary steps
for an Independent State Organization.
1 no Alliance went 011 as though notli
! ing had happened, and the hall was
in the evoniug. Salem
The Pin and the Needle.
A pin and a needle, being neighbors
in a work-basket, and both being idle,
began to quarrel, as idle folks are apt to
"I should like to know," said the pin,
"what you arc good for, and how you
expect to get through the world without
i "ae no eje .
,s l"c "-u 01 " eye," sau
"if there is always something iu
"Iain more active and can go through
more work than you can," said tho
"Yes, but you will not live long."
"Because you have always a stitch in
your side," said the pin.
"You're a poor, crooked creature,"
.said the needle.
"And you're so proud that you can't
bend without breaking your back."
"I'll null your head off, if you insult
"I'll put your eye out if you touch
me; remember your life hangs by a
ingle thread," said the pin.
While they wore thus conversing, a
little girl entered, and undertaking to
sew, she very soon broke oil the needle
at the eye. Then she tied the thread
around the neck of the pin. and at-
t..m..1 ..'Wl, It Llm
1 1: , .V L . ' V...1 . "
u ou, nnti inrew n iuvi me uirt oy uie
i if t n.. t
u have nothing to fight about
w, said the pin. "It seems misfor-
had uot come to them
sooner," said the needle.
How much they resemble human be
ings, who quarrel about their blessings
till they lose them and never find out
they arc brothers till they lie down In
the dust together, as we do.
From homo wo are to procure the
happiness of a whole life, while from
tho world only a few moments of pleas
ure; it is, therefore, becoming, and in
keeping with good sense, to be as polite
and amiable at home as In other so
ciety. A Vermont school-teacher insisted
that "yellow" was "yaller," and he
flogged a pupil almost to death to con
vince him of it.
us . asasaa a tla IV II Wl llulfll
A small place In one of the inferior
counties of the State of New York has
among its local annals a sad story of in
sanity. A young lady of eighteen years
had fallen desperately in love with a
young man of the place, but her parents,
particularly her "father, opposed the
match. Tho reasons arc supposed 10
have been good ones, but certain it i
they assumed a fearful responsibility,
and brought upon themselves a dire af
llictiou. The young lady was forbidden to see
her lover, and he was told not to visit
her house, but they managed, as Is often
the cose, clandestine meetings, and in
terchanged assurances of their undying
affection for each other. Busy village
gossip soon informed the father of the
condition of affairs. Though naturally
a kind father, ho was greatly irritated,
aud immediately adopted measures to
separate tnc lovers.
This course on tho part of the father
was the conscientious action of a parent
concerned for the welfare of his child, so
no went about it deliberately, anil with
a determination that was not likely to
meet with defeat. But alas! alas! what
was he doing? These two young hearts
were already so intertwined so grown
together, so reborn as one that to sep
arate them was like cutting asunder
vital parts of the human organization.
The father, stern aud resolute to do his
duty, thought not of this, but passed
forward in his purpose. Tho talc of
love, tho fond prayer of an agonized and
breaking heart for him to listen to argu
ment and reason these were of no avail.
A parent's duty must bo done. His first
plan was to lock his daughter in her
room. He put ou extra bolts aud a pad
lock, for ho remembered that "love
laughs at locksmiths." When he was
about to leave her after all this prepara
tion for her safekeeping had been made,
"I do all this because I love you, my
child. You cannot escape, aud no one
cnu obtain access to you. Reflect on all
I have said to you. Forget this man,
and save me tho paiu of making you a
His voice faltered, and lie looked at
her with imploring eyes. She was sit
ting, weeping, pale and troubling. In
an instant sho sprang to her feet, and,
standing proudly before her father, ex
"Father, do your worst! Imprison
mc, starve me, drive me to madness;
but never, never will I forget or ceaso
to love the man to whom, bafore God. T
! stand this hour betrothed!"
She stood looking heavenward for a
I i I l.l 1 f .11
hausted to the floor
The father looked'at his child as if his
P"y was about to overcome him, but in
a mompnt ho recovered himself, and ad
vancci towlm, the ,Ioor.
rmitiful, wicked child," were his
"ords as he closed the door,' and, draw-
first one bolt nnd then
iiuniiy mniienii secure wnn wie patuocK.
As he went away, he said: "May God
firmness to (lo my parental
nil. to th.-.t i... t.rl.snnmont. m, .
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tlnued for some ten day-. After a day
mM.;.. i .1 ...JL-ri
iiian,iii sf.i.in iiiiu au-i 1111-j.ii iijtm
offere.1 to. tho poor prisoner. No one
except the father ever approached the
1 . . ... . if.
room. Jle found Ins duughtcr growing
paler and paler, and weaker and weaker.
Most of the time she was in bed. Re-
peatedly he attempted to talk witli her,
, mil neroniy answer was:
I ..You may kill my poor body, but my
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v'nat nonsense!" replied the father.
"Pray to God to fill your heart witli
But this sickly sentimentality was a
passion as strong as life and reason.
Already it was doing its work. Health
was failiug, and hour by hour the mind
itself was yielding. There were whis
pers in the villago of what was going
on, but the lull lacts were not Known.
One morning the father went to the
room, bearing, as was his custom, her
food and drink, which still consisted of
the portion of bread and water. To his
surprise he heard her singing. He lis
tened and heard the words of a song
which had always been a favorite one
with his daughter. The verses she was
singing were the following:
"I love thee, as the glad hlnl loves
The freedom or lt wiin;.
On which delightedly It moves
In wildest wandering.
"I love thee, as I love the swell
And hush of some low slrnln,
Which brlnpelh, by Its gentle ypell.
The jiiUit of life again."
Then all became still for a motuont or
two, then there was'a moaning and
weeping, followed suddenly by laughing
and talking. The father malic haste to
enter, feeling 110 little alarm for the
strange proceedings. When he entered
he found his daughter sitting up iu bed,
with n wild look about her eyes which
he had never noticed before.
"Ha, ha, ha, dearest, I will meet you.
I will come on the wings of love.
Father, cruel father, has forgotten the
keyhole. Ha, ha, ha!"
Tiie father lied from the-room without
seeing or hearing more. A terrible fear,
for the first time, took possession of Iiini.
He ran with the greatest speed for the
family physician, who came almost as
speedily to see the ioor sufiercr. When
hesaw her face he looked serious enough,
and was not long in informing the par
ents that their daughter was insane.
The father was shocked and over
whelmed. He frankly told of all that
he had done, and blamed himself.
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1 i?ugn tie . : newtw
doing no more man was 111s uuiy. Sad-
noabfll morn rloomv than ov,.r
1 hv the circumstances n ?nl. ,i
I that house, and tho whole village was
from mouth to mouth.
The voting lady grew worse and worse.
At length her actions were such that it
was decided to be necessary to remove
her to an asylum. She Is now an in
mate of the institution at Utlca. A
very touchiug scene occurred in the
cars, when she suddenly broke forth in
the hearing of the passengers, many of
whom had been told of her condition
and history, with a verse from her
favorite song. She sung in a voice of
particular sweetness and pathos these
"I love thee, a I love the lait
ltlcli smile of tHdini; day,
Which llngereth, like tho look we east
On rupture (us-'ed away." '
The preacher who boasted that he
could preach without notes didn't mean
Babies and Cradles.
I In thiage of inquiry, it is customary
I to search into the beginning of things.
lnenrst priuiingoiuce; tue iirst, steam
boat; the first railroad and sewing ma
chine, are matters of history. But what
aliout the first baby or the first cradle?
I do recco licet reading in some old book
j an account of the first baby; but the
origin oi crauies is situ in tue uariv; al
though it will not be denied that to the
first named must be given the preference
of antiquity. These two articles appear
from necessity connected together aud
dc)cndaut upon each other. The his
tory of the first baby does not prevent a
very bright chapter in human nature.
The boy it is said killed his brother,
and afterwards ran away from his par
ents and set up business for himself. It
occurs to us that the boy was raised
without a cradle and that was why the
child was spoiled; not having felt the
unotliiti!? tntliinucu of a pood "roel:-a-
by," his passions became ruffled and
I sour, and hence his bad cud. It is
! worthy of remark that babies are first
introduced into a newly ronnett house
hold and cradles soon follow, and both
are successors of matrimony. If any
one knows of an exception to this rule
let him speak, but everything is sub
ject to improvement. The first cradle,
perhaps, was only a rudo trough made
from a log of wood. The last, a splen
didly oruamented crib, swinging on
pivots and running on castings; but
fiow is it with the babies? What im
provements lias been made with them
i since the first; are they any larger or
better formed, or arc tney more Intel
lectual or of better morals; or have they
lost in physical as well as moral and in
tellectual powers, are questions which
we leave at present for others to settle.
Speaking of babies reminds us of the
fact that wc once had a crib in our
house, L-ut no cradle; wife contended
that a cradle was needed, that with one,
babj would not cry so much, would be
easier managed, that she could save
much time for other work. But I had
.studied the matter perfectly, and said it
was all a nauit, without, the Knowledge
of one lie would not feel its wants,
would sleep so much anyhow; and our
baby was not wortii a cradle, and so I
carried my point for six months, all the
while things grew worse at head quar
ters; one day following the dictates of
habit, I came home to dinner, was in a
hurry, dinner was not ready, baby was
cross and the cradle question came Into
review. I had argued the question long
enough, and resolved to put a clencher!
on me wnoie matter; so i went down
street to a furniture store and bought'
the best cradle I could find; took it home I
aim wo soon nan it in readiness, ami
reader how do you think we made it?
I'll tell you that little rascal went for it
like .1 young duck for tiie water, and he
took tho biggest sleep, and everythin2
iu our house went lovitigly after that.
I am always on hand for an argument,
but the cradle question is one that is
settled. There is no use iu discussiug it
any longer, one baby will set up all the
And now voting mar?, mv closing ad
monition R if you contemplate matri-
mony, count in also with the chances,
the co-it of a cradle. People' Iowa)
Woman's Eighte Department
Third Annual Meeting of the Massa
chusetts Woman Suffrage Association
was held at Tremont Temple, Boston,
Mass., on Tuesday afternoon and even
ing, Jan. !2th. In the absence of the
. President, Lucy Stone called the meet
I ing to order at half-past two o'clock i
ji. tommuiees on ouisness, permanent hazard my me in one of those things,
organization and finance wereappointcd 1 while T have strength to sit on a horse's
1 by the chair. back." I do not doubt that it was a
Mr. Draper, the Treasurer, presented happy life they led these old Califor
the annual report, showing that there niuns. But it did not belong to the
I had been paid out during the year S2,-! nineteenth century, and the railroad
j 431 5S, and that there was a deficit of, will, in a j'ear or two, leave no vestige
: funds to the amount of S21G 41. ; of it this side of tiie Mexican bordeu
I Remarks were then ollered by Mrs. j But one tiling I have learned this win
Stone, who hoped that before three I ter among tho old Californiaus which it
I years the women ofMassachusetts would 1 is a pity we, their successors, have not
I bo voters; and Rev. James Freeman j copied from tiicm, nnd that is the mod
Clarke (the President, who then made ' cration of their lives. Their admirable
his finnparmieo on tho nlfitfnrm. wlin i nnil lriiulK fpmfwr. tli,!r olicfnTYitmia-
! stated that there were threo facts upon
which he based his arguments for worn-
an suffrage, viz: first, that all the peo
ple iu the country were anxious to have
it rightly governed; secondly, that there
were women as well as men in this
country; and third, that the way to se
cure good government iu this country
was by voting.
Mr. RIackwclI, from the Business
Committee, presented a series of resolu
tions. The Committee on Permanent Organ
ization reported the following list of of
ficers of tiie Association for tho ensuing
year, which was adopted: Presi5cnt,
James Freeman Clarke; Correspouding
Secretary, Henry B. Blackwcil; Re
cording Secretary, Charles Iv. Whipple;
Treasurer, 1-1 D. Draper; Executive
Committee, Mrs. Julia W. Howe, Mrs.
Lucy Stone, Mrs. Caroline M. Sever
ance, Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, Mrs.
Mercy B. Jackson, Mrs. Nina Moore,
.Mrs. A. A. Fellows, Mrs. Margaret W.
Campbell, Mrs. Caroline R. Putman,
William S. Robinson. Gordon M. Fisk.
1 Thomas J. Lotlirop, John. T. Sargent,
After speeches by Julia Ward Howe,
tr t ii t. . 1 1 ct c- -f
the meeting adjourned ti l evening..
AT. 1 (iirnninireAS.inn IV lifini nl-il
In the Massachusetts Senate on Mon-
day,Jan.2,tli,a memorial of the Amer-
can Woman Suffrage Su lrage Ass
tion for a law conferring sulfragc upon
women, ,and the abolishing ot all !-
cal distinctions on account of sex, was
! ':P?0..r5eRon was given MissEmi 3
! n:?,y XX'LtX- a'f
Saturday night, Jan. 25th. Banner of
To Make Lemon Pie.-Grate the
rind of two lemons; peel ofT the white
skiu; chop tho lemon up flue; add two
cups of sugar; beat up two eggs, and
stir it all together. Roll out a thin rich
paste, line a tin plate with it, and fill It
half full with the lemon; then roll out
another thin crust, cover It, and fill up
the plate witli the lemon; cover it with
n ricli puff piste, and bake it twenty
Many a housekeeper thinks her hap
piness would be complete could she only
have plenty of solid silver for her tab e,
while others who have it, lav awake
nights lest thieves break into the house
and carry off their plate.
Life ou a California Plantation.
A gentleman at Los Angeles described
to a correspondent the life on one of the
great estates in that country, "before the
Americans came." They milked cows
and made cheese: they dressed and
tanned sheep and calfskins for clothing;
they wove blankets; they made wine;
they raised grain enough fortheirbread.
and the Indian women grouiaJ this ou
stones; they preserved the hides of the
cattle for the Boston ships; and at the
Sau Fernando Mission I saw tho huge
stove and cement tanks in which they
melted down aud kept the tallow, which
also was sold to the Boston men. In
those days, said my friend, when I went
out to see Bon , he received me at
the door; he showed me my room, and,
in a few minutes, bearing" in his own
hands a basin of water for my use. But
behind him came a half a dozen ser
vants, to show me that what he did hp
did out of respect and welcome to me,
and that servants were at hand to do it
if he did not choose. This old man had
sons and daughters, grown and mar
ried, living iu his house. He always
breakfasted alone, unless he invited liii
elder son to cat with him. He arose
somewhat later than the family, who
had breakfast before him the men, I
mean for the women and children ate
apart, and had a very merry timo over
their meals. When he had breakfasted,
he went out into his corrider or piazza.
There stood ids sons and his .major
domo ami Ids vacqueros, hat in hand.
Then tiie horses, which had been sad
dled since daylight, were brought.- The
eldentson held his father's stirrup while
he mounted; and when he was seated in
tiie saddle, the rest followed. Then ho
gave to each his orders for the day to
Martin the tannery, to Antonio the hor
ses, to Thomas the cheese, or the calves;
and when at last all this was received,
always in silence, he gave the word, and
out into the plain they rode as though
shot from a bolt. The old man rode at
the head; aud as he galloped he called.
in a low, soft voice which they almost
all have, "IVdro," and Pedro drew up
alongside; "I do not want that manada'
of horse on the hill yonder." "Si,
Senor," says I'edro, and gallops off.
"Antonio, these calves should not bo
here, they must be nearer the river;" and
so on, always in a gallop, seeing every
thing with his practical eye, and issuing
his commands as he rode.
About four he returned to his dinner,
which his sons ate with him. -After
dinner he sat in his corridor, made and
smoked paper cigars, and contemplated
On Sundays and fast days, said my
friend, the family rode to church, all on
: norscbaci; a graceful cavalcade, for the
women rode finely, and the horses are
yet the best saddle horses in the world.
Then came the gold discovery, and tho
Americans, nnd the sudden and great
wealth which spoiled all the simple life.
Then they became too proud and too
careless to milk, and so now you find no
milk on the rancbos. They could buy
eIothiugand all kinds of supplies, and
so their useful and ingenious industries
perished, lhey came to the towns,
dressed in absurd gold and silver lace.
and with goldstirruusand gold-mounted
I saddles and gambling houses; and so
their business was neglected. Fiually
they thought it genteel to ride in car
riages, nnd so they gave up the most
graceful and healthful exercise which
man or woman can have. I still re
member old Don Thomas standing
here, looking with silent disgust at his
family climbing into a cumbrous coach,
and then turning to me with the words,
"They arc young and may risk it, but
ior my part 1 am determined never to
' ness and temperance in eating and
drinking, the readiness with which
they submit to mere physical incon
venience, tneir Kiiuiness to dependents
and servants, and the skill with which
they know how to manage these, and the
politeness aud ceremony which they
know how to carry into all parts of their
lives, seemed to mo very admirable in
One of tho saddest thoughts that come
to us in life is the thought that in this
bright, beautiful, joy-giving world of
ours, there are so many shadowed lives.
If sulfcriug came only with crime,
even then wo might drop a tear over
him whoso errors brought their own
recompense. But it is not so, alas!
Then wc should not have to record that
tho noblest aud most gifted arc often
among those who may count their fate
1 s"" ves.
, W ith one it is the shadow pf a grave,
Io"ff. 'cep and narrow, which falls oyer
j a hfe. shutting out the gladness on e
I s"shine, blighting the tender blossoms
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bacK to llim ueaieii, iviii iu
J0 disease throws It,
dow over the portals, and
brightness and joy of the
i " d u fr0 the 8u0Brep -within,
Sat this Is the lightest shadow of all
teacilea the heart lessons of endur-
nnpo and fa 111. aild tlirOUE l Its d.irknoaa
, 8ufrerer sees even the a
tar of nrom-
e shining witli rays tha
that tell nf th
glories beyond, ut all shadowed lives,
we find it iu our hearts to feel most for
those which are darkened by au un
Unhappy marriage is the quintes
sence of human bondage. It wounds
daily our fondestand sweetest impulses,
it trifles with and buries our holiest and
dearest aHections, and writes over tho
tomb thereof: "No hope." Itimbltters
the victim with the thought that lost
forever to his or her life is a glory of a
great love; closed forever to him or her
the portals of a happy home that foun
tain of freshness and delight, at which
the soul must needs drink and gather
strength for the heat and burden of the
An unsatisfactory meal A domestic