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. One year. Six months Three months. 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 Terms. POTRTJOVrsTO. OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH r. 1873. communications. mmtoa,mri. u .ft & . J TERMS, IX ADVANCE: " ' ' IY1 I ' ' I 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. DISQUISITION. 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 own. 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 1A 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 Erponcnt. WhenMadameSchnelderwasengaged 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- liverance. The apathy of mlnistors has I ,.... i.jt- ! 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 a. .a. .1.1 ...... ...1... I...... ..... ....llll .:.... 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 ant matter. Self-Evident Truth. 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 0 1 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 r....V.?.l.,,oari' 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. FIRST DAY. 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- ,.,A,.t 1. ...... 1. I.. I 1 II I , 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. BKCOXD PAY. 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 Vln,VtT,fhy'"frienKnd r?, ,ln w1IUlieqUaIJy lK,rlsU,ntIlst"b-lBlveiiiethe bornness by her adversaries. It was she had n good majority of theConyen- tion i" i-Mth mi '''V a ' e vote, though the opposition decisive was 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 .......... .. ."- quent secession of about fifty members wnsiiotexpIaInlbytlicseceiliiigdeIc-:oresun(yin;ii gates, and is unexplainable, except upon " Y r"Tu:,lu,0". u'at l.noi cnou. l? i case, the secession was simply childish ..,.1 n' .i.! ...!. 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 densely filled in the evoniug. Salem .Statesman. 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 do. "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 dd the pin, "if there is always something iu it 7" "Iain more active and can go through more work than you can," said tho needle. "Yes, but you will not live long." "Why not?" "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 me again." "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- our senses." 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 SadStory. 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, he remarked: "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 prisoner." 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 claimed: "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 another, iiuniiy mniienii secure wnn wie patuocK. As he went away, he said: "May God firmness to (lo my parental duty" nil. to th.-.t i... t.rl.snnmont. m, . .1 i i 1 1 ... . t i i tlnued for some ten day-. After a day !,.... ...h.h.:. 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 1 ' J v'nat nonsense!" replied the father. "Pray to God to fill your heart witli tality." 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. i ... 1 , - ! ..I 1... il. , 1 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 words: "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 bank-notes. 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 arguments against. 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) Paper. 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 tI 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 raniini. ., ! n:?,y XX'LtX- a'f Saturday night, Jan. 25th. Banner of M.igit. 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 minutes. 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 nimseii. 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 deed. Clouds. 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 !r.rhntw '"' L ' , ?.rj .2 1 r ' 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 happy marriage. 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 outside batle. An unsatisfactory meal A domestic broil.