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MI1S. A. J. DIMWIT, tdllor and Proprietor
OmCE Cor. front mill Stark StreeU.
TKKHS, IX ADVAXCEi
A Journal for the PeoiUe. '
Devoted to tire Intrabte r HumaHitr.
Independent in Tolittes and IteHghxi.
Mlve to nil Live Ie$e, aa TfcormWtty
Radical In Opposing and KxtMHtog tkft-WHao
ol the Mnses.
FUEK SPEBCIf, FlIEE 1'KEa.S, 1'KKK PKOrtE.
Correspondents writing over aMttmarf signs,
lures mnst make known their names to the
Editor, or no attention will lie (1rn to their
rOTCTIVTVTD, OBEGON, FRIDAY, 3L.V.RCH 1-1, 1873.
B EVOEKK J. 1IAM
The radiant firelight Miflly tU,
With s rosy glow, on the irarlor walls:
"While a mat Jen situ in an easy chair,
And lists to the wall ot" the cvenlnc air.
There are misty tears In her droopltitr eye.
As sorrowful thought In her soul nrit-e.
Her heart Ik heavy, h burning pain
Throbs and thrills through her troubled brain.
8he wearily nlghs, "and women must ween.
And the wxmer if over the sooner to sleep."
Oat on the street, throUKh the frostv air.
The RHhliKht gleam, with a ghostly glare
unrougn I tie wailing wtmt ami th
A homeless woman walks to and fro.
Her heart is lieavy ; a burning pain
Throbs and thrills through her troubled brain.
No home, no lneiids, and no warm attire.
No easy ehalr by a blazing Are.
Women mukt Miller and "women mnl weep.
And the sooner It's over the sooner to sleeji."
And thus It is ever when trials fall,
Where the firelight glows on the narkvr wnll:
Or out on the street, where the wlkl winds
And drift and scatter the wintry snow,
I.Ike a lealleKH tree alonattiid bare.
Is a woman- henrt in its wild despair.
"When Iter mhiI tnr fofth with a mournful crv,
As the wind with a woeful wall atreeps by.
In wealth or poverty, "women must weep
And the sooner It's over the sooner to sleep."
(ur Fireside friend.
"Woman Suffrage in Massacumetts.
The following Memorial In behalf of
the Rights of Woman, signed by twenty-five
eminent and representative
women of the Slate, was presented in
the House of Representatives recently
by Mr. John E. Fitzgerald, of Bos
ton. Alter being read, it was referred to
the Joint Special Committee on Woman
THE WOMAN'S MEMOUIAI..
To the Honorable Senate and House of
Rcnrascniative.it of the Commonwealth
We, the undersigned women, citizens
of Massachusetts, possessing all the
qualifications now required of voters,
except that of sex, contributing our full
share to the wealth and prosperity of
Commonwealth, and entitled by the
theory of its Government to an eoual
voine in making the laws by which we
are governed, and in choosing the offi
cers who execute them, beiug unjustly
deprived of these inalienable rights
respectfully request your Honorable
Body to do all in your power so to
amend the Constitution and laws as to
secure to us the exercise of our right of
Immediately afterwanls, the following
petition, signed uy thirty-live eminent
and representative men of Massachu
setts, was presented by Hon. J. It. D.
Cogswell, of Yarmouth. This, too, was
referred to the Joint Special Committee
on Woman Sufi rage.
THE MEN'S PETITION.
To the Honorable Senate andJfousc of
Representative of the Commonwealth
of MassacJiueetlii, in General Court
We, the undersigned citizens and
qualified voters of the Commonwealth,
1. That you will pass such an Amend
ment to the Constitution, to be submit
ted to the people, as will enable women
who are citizens of the Commonwealth,
to vote at all elections, upon the same
terms as are prescribed in the case of
2. And also that you will enact such
laws as will enable women who are citi
zens as aforesnid, to vote for all muni
cipal and other officers, which they are
not prohibited from doing by the Con
stitution of the State.
3. And also that you will declare, by
a suitable Act, that women wno are
citizens as -foresaid, may be elected or ,
appointed to any office. In the same
manner as male citizens may be elected
or appointed to the same.
On the same day, tho following Me
morial of the American Woman Suf
frage Association was presented in the
Senate, by Hon. Isaac M. Coe, of New
Bedford. It was also read, anil referred
to the Joint Special Committee on
MEMORIAL OF AMERICAN1 SOCIETY.
To the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the State of Massaclntsclts:
The American Woman Suflragc As
sociation respectfully represents:
1. That, Whereas, the 1st section of
the 2d:article of tho Constitution of tho
United States expressly provides that
"each State shall appoint, in such man
ner as the Legislature thereof may di
rect, the electors for President and Vice
And, Whereas, women are now un
justly excluded from any participation
in the election of these highest officers
of the nation:
We, therefore respectfully pray your
Honorable bodies that you will exercise
the authority thus vested In you by the
VwIom! fVincf ltlltlrm fiml oilfint. n lntv
conferring suffrage upon women who
are citizens of the United States, and of
thn Plato of ilassaeliusotLs. In futuro
Presidential elections, upon the same
terms and conditions as men.
And wo further respectfully repre
sent: 2. That, Whereas, the Constitutions
of many of the States contain no restric
tion upon the exercise of suffrage by
women, in regard to the election of cer
tain State, County, Town and Munici
pal officers; we, therefore, respectfully
pray, that you will enact a law, abolish
ing all political distinctions on account
of sex, except where the same are ex
pressly contained in the present Consti
tution of your State.
And wo further respectfully repre-
3. That, Whereas, tho Constitution of
the State orjuassacuuseics restricts ui
frage for certain officers to men alone,
therefore wo respectfully pray your
Honorable Bodies to take the necessary
steps to amend the State Constitution
so as to abolish hereafter all political
distinctions on account of sex.
This memorial is presented in accord
ance with a resolution adopted at the
annual meeting of said American Wom
an Suffrage Association, held in St.
Louis on the 22d day of November, A.
D. 1872, composed or delegates from
auxilary State societies. i
Thos. Wentwortk Hionixsoj., '
. President I
Lucy Stone, Chairman Ex. Com.
Henry B. Blackweli, Cor. Sec
Mary Grey, Rec Sec
The Joint Special Committee, having
tho subject thus brought pointedly be
fore them, appointed a legislative hear
ing In the Representatives Hall, which
on motion of William B. Stone, of West
Srookfield, was granted by a four-firths
Can a man who has been fined by tho
magistrates again and again be consid
ered a refined man?
A Mother's Advice to her Daughters.
BY MBS. X. BOXY.
My Beloved Daughters:! fuel that I
shall soon be callod upon to leavo vou,
and before my strength quite falls me, I
wish to give you some words of advice
in regard toyourfutureconduet Young
as you both are, I am still sure you will
pay due attention to my word, and that
you will remember and act upon my
I have brought you up in the most ap
proved manner. Sturdy, independent
little things you were in your child
hood, but now you are as gentle, as
clinging, as truly feminine as the heart
of man could desire. I have not had
you educated for any profession; neither
have you been qualified for any useful
occupation. I have been careful, In
deed, to guard you from all Influence
which might tend to create in your
mind tbe'deslre to become independent
of those whoiveVe doubtless meant to bo
our lords and masters.
Having been thus carefully taught,
you will, of course, bo dependent upon
your father, until you marry and have
husbands to support you.
Well do I know, my poor girls, how
you will feel for a while. Such Is the
natural depravity of woman so apt are
we to forget ourselves, and become dis
satisfied with our proper sphere, that I
know your thoughts will be such as I
must confess mine to have once been;
and, while warning you against Indulg
ing in such improper reflections, I can
make all allowance for you. You will
begin to tell yourselves, may even grow
bold enough to say to each other, when
you are sure none other Is near to hear
you that so many girls and women
should be compelled to be dependent on
their fathers, or husbands, is a shameful
thing. That It is a shameful thing
that girls should not be fitted for any
trade, occupation or profession they pre
fer, as boys are; so that they may at
sometime have the sweet satisfaction of
supporting themselves that they too
"The clorlous nrl v! Iwe
Of being Independent."
Banish such thoughts, my children,
should they enter your minds. Be as
sured that such Ideas are very unwom
anly, and tend to destroy that softness,
that clinging, uplooking tenderness, all
those domestic graces so much admired
by men, and which you should dili
gently cultivate for their behalf, no
matter how thc7 treat you. You will
need it while you remain with your
father, still more should you happen to
You may bring children into this
world; brinsr them In nain and asronv.
going "down to the very gates of death,"
for them; you mav make the trreatest
sacrifices for those children, and love
them with the deepest devotion, but
you must not allow yourself to think
you have the best right to them. Vou
might fall into that mistake if not
otherwise advised, for, indeed, it does
seem to me sometimes that a mother's
claim to her little children is something
so unquestionable that it is amazing
that the father's claim should ever be
asserted in opposition, save in those
rare cases wnerc it can be proven that
she ia quite unfit to have charge of
them. However, in this: as in all else.
you must yield to the superior wisdom,
and keep to your proper bphere; always
keep In your proper sphere!
It does sometimes happen that women
are obliged to support themselves;
sometimes their children also; and once
in a while we hear of a woman working
f . . voufind ,...,
to support ootu nusuanu auu children.
anly employment, for Instance, plain or
line sewing, or you mignt teach scuooi,
if you think you are compotent; if not,
j'ou can lake in washing. Whatever
kind of work you undertake, you may
bo quite sure that that which is most
poorly paid is the most suitable for you,
as a womau, to perform.
Whenever you hear "Woman's
Rights" mentioned, don't fail to be
properly shocked, and sneer at such
ideas. Declare that you have all the
rights you want, and arc quite satisfied.
So will you bo admired by all men, save
the noble few who espouse the "Wom
an's cause" but I am forgetting my
self. If you are truly desirous of following
the advice I have given you, it will be
be better for yon to marry ignorant and
narrow-minded men, than to become
the wives of those who to cultivated
minds add broad and liberal views;
who respect the rights of all God's
creatures, and are ready to hold out a
helping hand to all who arc striving to
lift themselves to a place where they
can stand alone. By marrying men of
the former class, you will not only nave
a belter chance for the development of
the womanly virtues patience, huiull-
uy, meeiitiess, auu ho on out, you iu
! probably become angels some thirty or
forty years sooner than might happen
should you either marry men of the lat
ter class or remain single.
My dearest girls, I feel that I have
done my duty. You are clinging and
vine-like now; if you ever should find
any oaks to twine around, and if so it
may happen, ou should be left quite
alono In the world, and without any
means of support, in sucli a case, I can
only advise as before do any t hi ng that,
by being ill-paid, is adapted to women.
Our Rircftde Friend.
Vai.uk of a Goon Reputation. A
young man had volunteered, and was
expected daily to be ordered to the seat
of war. Oue day his mother gave him
an unpaid uiu witu tne money, and
asked him to nay it. When he returned
home at night she said: "Did you pay
that bill ?" "Yes," he answered. In a
few days the bill was sent In a second
time. "I thought," she said to her son,
"that vou paid this!" "I really don't
remeinber, mother, you know I have
had so many things on my mind."
"But you said you did." "Well," lie
answered, "If I said I did, I did." He
went away, and uis motner toon ine
bill herself to tho store The young
man had been known in tho town all
his life, and what opinion was held of
him this will show. "I am quite sure,"
she said, "that my son paid tins oiu
some days ago; he has been very busy
since, and nas quue lurguuui. auout ii,
but he told mo that day that he had,
and he says if ho said then that he had,
he is quite sure that he did." "Well,"
said the man, "I forgot about it; but if
he ever said he did, he did."
They mako shoes from the skin of the
walrus, but an eel Is already a perfect
To Women Everywhere.
Greeting. Whereas, the social evils
in our country, by their frightful in
crease among all classes, have become
questiousof startling Interest and alarm
to profound thinkers and lovers of peace
and order leading a3 they do vast num
bers of human beings into the practice of
spoliation, Intemperance, vices and
crimes qf every degree and magnitude;
until their tireeentlons of morality and
justice, their obligations to each other
and to society and entirely perverted.
Therefore, we of the Social Education
Society, in view of this sad state of our
social condition, and in view of the fact
that to woman has been given the
special care and guardianship of the
morals of her family and social circle
no matter In what condition, of life her
lot lias been castas wife and mother
and in consideration of the educational
advantages, together witlt the facilities
for training information which the
women of our country enjoy, wo feel
flint 1a la iiotv lnvoliinffirllr III fl tvwi
tion of great moral responsibility, and if
vires .mil primes .iro tmrmittr-d fo in-
crease in the future without her protest,
she will be alike culpable witli man.
We are convinced that wo cannot!
longer shut our eyes and ears to the ex- ,
istencc of Injustices and wrongs.of any,
kind, as not coining within the sphere
of our duties, and still preserve for our
sex the high moral status which it is
the desire of all good women we should
It is clear that wo cannot longer af
ford to leave the treatment and ad
judication of Important social questions
to the uninformed or immoral, who
confound liberty with license of action,
and human rights witli the full sway of
perverted inclinations. These things
must not usurp the place of tho orderly
expression of limitations which inhere
in the laws of equity, and those mutual
obligations and restrictions which must
be imposed upon individuals and classes
to preserve In balance equation of rights,
or liberty for all.
Intelligent and high-minded men are
now looking to women for co-operation.
The young everywhere, in their helpless
innocence and Ignorance, call upon good
women to save them from the seductive
snares which corruption and depravity
have placed in their pathway. Can we
bedeaf to these appeals and discharge in
integrity our obligations to those over
whom an all-wise and beneficient Father
has placed us ?
We cannot longer afford tho reproach
continually cast upon us by men, thnt
"Woman is woman's worst enemy."
Therefore wo must come, through good
works mill nnlilr ilemls. inln nloser rela
tions Wltll cacn otner relations wnicn !
will unite our sympathies and interests,
enlarge our knowledge, and so our
capacities, enable us to see more clearly
our duties and strengthen their per
formances. And wo now earnestly ask all women
to join us, as one sisterhood, in this ed
ucational work, by organizing in their
towns acd cIH, In thelrljer batho at proper times, and preserve
churches and social circles, Social and
Educational Societies and there discuss
in a religious and humnritan spirit
those subjects of vital interest which
concern women as wives and mothers
to gain all possible information as to
the prevailing vices and crimes in their
respective towns and cities whore lie
the causes and what stimulates their
growth, and also the best method of re
moving them to co-operate with kin
dred societies for the free exchange of
information and experiences.
Wo believe that by thus uniting, con
centrating and exchanging tho thouhgt
and energy of women of our land, wo
can do much towards saving our race
from the vices and crimes that arc now
eating out Its vitality, and raise a
standard ot morality and oi cquiiauic
relations that will greatly conduce to
the rapid increase of health, happiness
and peace to humanity.
ja'cixda is. i;iiANnLEit, rresuieni.
L. M. Broxson, Cor. Sec,
140 K 51st Street, New York.
The Good Work in Indiana.
The addresses of Mrs. Loncley and
Mrs. Cutler, before the Legislature of
Indiana, in support or tno oman bui
fraire Memorial, wero very successful;
A nlli.nn nF Tw I if. I,l Mrtl T Yl'flffW 1IQ fl C
On Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, both
Houses of the Legislature, with as many
citizens as could find standing room, as
sembled in Representative Hall, to
listen to the speeches of Mrs. Margaret
V. Longlcy, of Ohio, and Mrs. H. M.
Cutler, of Ills., which followed the
presentation of the Memorial from the
American Woman Suffrage Association.
The speakers were introduced oy
Lieut.-Ctov. bexlon, Mrs
So earnestly and clearly
did she set forth her statements, that
the accustomed smile, which so ptninly
says, "We listen for tho sake of gal
lantry," faded quickly, and the most
earnest attention prevailed. Her argu
ments were unanswerable. Wo could
also say with the poet, whllo listening
to her, "How excellent a thing is a
sweet voice in a woman;" and when, as
in tills case, It Is united to tne sincere,
dignified presence which characterizes
llin rhnrni is trreat
Mrs. Loncrlov was followed by Mrs,
Tracy Cutler, one of the earliest workers
in this cause. Havinrr stood by the
very cradle of tho inovomcnr, now that
hor hair lias silvered In her long work.
and hor spirit never "wearies in well
doing," she is peculiarly fitted to win
me respect and admiration ot ncr auui- "JSrotlier urown, nave you lieani tho
ences. In this instance she held them . news?"
as if under the influence of a spell; I "Why, no, what news, Brother
united, harmonious, interested intense- j Smith V"
ly. Now laughing, or applauding with ; "Well, they say old Father Jones has
one accord, and now shielding their been sent to State's prison."
eyes, or bending forwanl, a3 she drew, "You don't sav so, Brother Smith.' Is
from her long personal experience, and it really a fact?"
touched their -hearts witli a new sym- 'l guess it'sso,"said Smith; "I heard
pathy. 1 u from Brother Cook, and he saw it iu
For the hour those already convinced the paper, and I guess there's no mis
dwelt upon thctopof the mountain, and take about it"
theopposltion looked palnfiilly anxious, ; "Well, well! Now, Brother Smith,
as their objections, one by one, crumbled I'll tell you a thing or two that I never
away. , did tell uobodv before, not even niy
When theso addresses closed, it was , wife. The fact is, between you and me
amusing to hear our Solons admitting; and that stone wall, I always thought
that not a man in either House could ( that old Jones wasn't exactly the right
have equaled these speeches. One Sen- kind of a man; and when he was here I
ator compared Mrs. Cutler to Henry used to think he'd get into the State
CInv: and another snokc for the entire . prison onn of thnsn davs. T iliini- m.
audience when he wished all advocates
of this cause "were as sensible, woman-
Iy, aud pleasing as these two women.'
Theso ladies will probably visit Nash
ville, Tenn., Frankfort, Ky., aud
Snrincfield. 111. Wherever they are
heard, we feel sure that good results
will follow. Woman's Journal.
0Mne3e Proverbs on "Women.
WHtni ABR QCOTEn HERE, SOT AS HEtSO OP
AXV PKBSB.XT VAI.UK, J1CTTO SHOW 110W THE
SEX HAS COME KOUWAED SINXB COSKCCIOCS
ConfHcious says: Woman depends
upon tho man; therefore, she must not
presume to meddle with thogovernmen
There are three classes of duties for
her to follow:
At homo (unmarried), she must sub
mit to her father.
Having been married she must sub
mit to her husband.
If her husband be dead she mut sub
mit to the son.
She may not dare to follow her own
Command her not to go outside of the
Her business consists in preparing food
and such like domestic duties nothing
Therefore at the ace of nutttne un the
hair (at the marriageable age) she must
I?WP within the female apartments, and
may not go n hundred 11 to attend a fun-
(so ay not go far from home
e11 ton f e most important occasions.)
In business matters she must not as-
In going abroad she must not tro
Having taken counsel, (learned what
is best), let her diligently perform.
Having proof sufllciont of what she Is
about to say, then she may speak.
During the day time she may not
walk in the public hall, and going'nbout
the house at night she must carry a
By means of these rules she may fulfill
the round of a woman's virtuous ac
tions. Tho Book of Wisdom and Profit says:
There are fourclasses of female virtuous
actions which are to her praise. They
are: 1st, womanly virture; 2d, womanly
countenance; 3d, womanly speech; 4th,
As to woman's virtuous actions, they
do not require an uncommon display of
talent and brilliancy. As to her counte
nance, it is not necessary that she have
a mouth 'for discussion, and a sharp
rapid delivery. As to her words, she
need not excel other peoplo in clev
erness and skill.
She must be chaste, innocent, sober,
and economical. Sho must mind her
own business, and be neat and orderly.
In her personal conduct she must pre
serve modesty. In her work she must
have rule and onler.
. These constitute femnlc order.
She must carefully choose her words
and then speak, She must use no Im
i""i'u' ul uu"""j uAira-uii3. ihich
it is tuo proper time, then slie may
speak. Let there bo no occasion for
others to be ollended with what she
These are the rules for woman's con
versation. Let her wash and dust her clothes,
and let her keep bright and fresh. Iit
her person from all iiiimiriiies.
Theso aro what are required with re
gard to appearance.
Let her diligently spin and weave,
and let her not bo inordinately fond of
savory food and wine. Iet her in per
fect order prcparo savory dishes to set
beforo tho guests.
This constitutes woman's work.
Theso virtues constitutes woman's
great and essential duties; they are very
easy. Let her use the utmost diligence,
to continue on in this straight road, do
ing acconling to these directions.
This Is the sum of woman's virtuous
Tai Kung said: The rules of propriety
for woman require that she speak with
gentle voice; to walk slow; when she
stays her steps, to stand erect; in her
appearance to lie sedate and respectful.
Her ears must not hear too much (must
not bo eaves-dronplng;) her eyes must
not see too much (must not be prying
into other people's allalr3.) Abroad she
must not wear the countenance of a flat
terer. She must not steal glances over
tho wall. She must not peer through
tho lattice. She must rise early and re
tire Lite. Sho must not fear labor or
sutleriug. Of broils or quarrels she
must be especially cautious. She must
live incanstnnt dread of bringing nny
possible disgrace upon the family.
lie Thought So.
"I always thought so!" is the very
wise remark which everybody makes
when the mo3t unlikely thing in the
world has just happeucd. It argues
great penetration and foresight; and as
no one has aright to dispute the remark,
we may fancy it is believed.
The Rev. Mr. Jones was chaplain to
tno Slate prison in , and
1 iudicious appointment it was. The old
gentleman had retired from active pas
toral labor, and his venerable appear
ance and gentle manners were fitted to
inspire respect even among thieves.
When the fact of his appointment was
made known, n member of the Metho
dist church, residing within one of the
circuits where Father Jones had
preached for many years, and was well
known, having some business to tran
sact with one of his neighbors, thought
he would have a joke at the expense of
old Mr. Jones, and astonish his nelgh-
bors into the bargain. Now, tills neigh
bor Brown had been a great admirer of
1-at her .lones, liad shouted the loudest
under his nreachinir. nnd cheered him
j witli tho heartiest Aniens! So to him
camo the humorous friend, Mr. Smith,
and cried out to him over the fence, as
he found him at his work:
old sinner is better in it than out among
Mr. Smith left him without explain
ing the misrepresentation, prererring
that the scandal-loving Brown should
find out his error by degrees. The
world does love to kick a man when lie's
TThat Is Trouble ?
A company of Southern ladies were
one day assembled In a lady's parlor,
wuen tuo conversation turned on tuo
subject of earthly affliction. Each had
her story of peculiar trial and bereave
ment to relate, except one pale, sud
looking woman, whos lustreless eye and
dejected air showed thnt she was a prey
to the deepest melancholy. Suddenly
arousing herself, she said in a hollow
"Not one of vou know what trouble
"Will you please, Mrs. Grey," said
the kind voice of a lady who well knew
her story, "tell the ladies what you call
"I will If you desire it," she replied,
"for I have seen It. My parents pos
sessed a competence, and my girlhood
was surrounded by all tho comforts of
life. 1 seldom knew an ungrateful wish,
and was always gay and light-hearted.
I married at nineteen years one I loved
moro than all the world besides. Our
home was retired, hut the sunlight
never fell on a lovelier one or a happier
household. Yeare rolled on peacefully.
Five children sat around our table and a
little curly head still nestled in my
bosom. One night about sundown one
of those fierce black storms came on,
which are so common to our Southern
climate. For many hours the rain
poured down incessantly. Morning
dawned but still the elements raged.
The whole Savannah seemed afloat
The little stream at the back of our
house became a raging torreut. Before
we were awnre of it our house was sur
rounded by wnter. I managed with my
babe to reach a little elevated spot, on
which a few wide-spreading trees were
standing, tvho9e dense foliage afforded
some protection, while my husband and
sons strove to save what they could of
our property. At last a fearful surge
swept away my husband and he never
rose again. Ladles, no one ever loved a
husband more, but that was not trouble.
"Presently my sons saw their danger,
and thestmggle for life became the only
consideration. They were a3 brave,
loving boys as ever blessed a mother's
heart, and I watched their efforts to
escape with such agony as only mothers
can feel. They were so far oil I could
not speak to them, but I could sec
them closing nearer and nearer to each
other as their little Island grew smaller
"The sullen river raged around the
huso trees; dead branches, unturned
trunks, wrecks of houses, drowning cat
tle, masses of ruuuisii an went, noaiing
nast us. Mv bovs waved their hands to
me. then pointed upward. I knew it
was a farewell signal, and you, mothers,
can imagine my anguish. I saw them
all perish, and yet that was not
"I huinred my babe close to my heart.
and when the water rose to my feet I
climbed into the low branches of the
tree, and so kept retiring before it until
an All-powerful hand staid the waves
that they should come no further. I
was saved. All my worldly possessions
swept away; all my earthly hopes
blighted yet that was not trouble.
"My baby was all I had left on earth.
I labored night and day to support him
and myself, and sought to train him in
the right way, but as he grew older evil
! companions won him away from home,
i He left my humble roof that he might
'be unrcstraim-d in the pursuit or evil.
and at last, when heated by wine one
night, he took the life of a feliow-bcing
and ended his own on the scaffold. My
heavetily Father had filled my cup of
sorrow before; now it ran over. This
was trouble, ladles, such as I hope His
mercy will save you from ever ex
periencing." There was not a dry eye among the
listeners, and the warmest sympathy
was expressed for the bereaved mother,
whoso sad history had taught them a
The Amazon of Iowa.
An Iowa correspondent furnishes the
following story of womanly prowess to
prove that the raco of Amazons, in that
State at least, is by no means extinct:
When the Sabula, Ackley and Dakota
Railroad was being located the line hap
pened to pass through tho lands of a
woman known in the neighborhood as
Mother Haines, nnd living about 25
miles west of Sabula. She strenulously
objected to having her property cut by
the road, and, nccoidiugly, the damages
wero regularly assessed, and the right of
way assumed. When the workmen ar
rived, however, her wrath was at fever
heat, and would not bo appeased. The
appearanco of the locomotive made
tilings no better, but rather worse; for
one morning, ns the train came up, the
engineer found a fence built across the
road, and Mother Haines defiantly sit
ting astride at the middle of the track.
The rest is told iu the peculiar dialect of '
our informant: "Would she get oil? Ii
reckon not Thar she sot an' shook her
list at tne engineer till the train stopped.
Then the conductor came out an' or
dered her off, but she didn't budge an
inch. Then he swore at her an' mind
I tell you when Jim swares the air gets
blue, but she wasn't much on the skeer.
At last the engineer sez, scz he, 'stand
back, Jim, I'll hlste her' nn' lettin' on
steam he went for her, but tbar she sot,
a screamin' an swingln' that fist I'd
sooner tnko a tap from a settln' maul.
Why, she batted Havens with it n few
days ago, an' you ought to see him
drop. Havens belongs to the engineer
force, an' he hasn't had a clear title to
his right eye since. As I was sayin',
tho cngln' came on, an' she cut dirt just
as the rails began to fly. They rattled
about her legs, but wo left her shakin'
that fist till we got out or sight. That
was a good while ago. Why jist last
Sunday we was comiii' out with a wood
train fifteen cars an' right at the foot
of the hill the wheels begun to spin
around, an' it wouldn't go nohow.
What d'ye think? Them rails was
greased as far as to thnt caboose down
yonder. Thar was more'n half a hog
cut up an' laid in chunks on the rails.
An' carosccn oil my soul! We backed
out an' sanded tho track, an' camu
rushin' up, but the wheels would strike
one of them fat chunks, an' there we
wus. Where wus she? Why standi!.'
oft on tho hill a Iookin' on an' laughin'.
Mako her afeard. to do it? D'ye see
them big fellers on the twin? Well,
they'd rather faoe a thousand cheese
pots chassepots? than that ole' wom
an. I tell you, mister, she's a strappin'
big thing, au' she's on her muscle. Er
sho goes for a feller sho fetches him."
Here tho conductor called out "all
aboard," so that If there was any more
of the story I failed to get It
A Story and a Sequel.
One of the rich men of New York
!eing called out for a speech at a public
nifptitiir out West, said in substance:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I will give
you a true story, as I told it some
months siuce to another audience with
a somewhat startling effect. It illus
trates the fact that honesty and industry
are sure to meet witli the reward they
merit. About twenty yeara ago, I
started one fine Sunday morning on a
search for street children, to attend a
school with winch I was associated,
Xenr Norfolk street T saw a hatless.
coatless, barefooted boy. His nnkempt
hair was fiery Ttnt and 'seemed to be
looking seven ways for Saturday.' Now,
I have no fault to find with red hair!
Cato had red hair, Sir Robert Peel had
red hair, Silas Wright had red hair;
Tis the xoUett treasure nature showers down
On those CnreooonieU to wear ,fame' golden
"Ilnvited the red-haired boy to at tend
my school. Ho frankly and bluntly
told me he would not doany such thing.
" You oucht to attend the school,' I
" ' by ought I ." ho inquired
"'We teach boys to be cood.' I an
" 'But I don't want to be good,' said
" 'Why not want to be cood ?' I aiked
"'Because I am hungry,' was the
" 'it is now nine o'ciock,' I said, loos
ing at my repeater; 'haven't you had
breakfast yet '."
" 'Where do you live ?'
"Tp in the alley there, with aunty.'
'"Nothing to eat?'
" 'Nothiutr to eat to-dav, and aunt v is
" 'Will you eat some gingerbread and
crackers, if I go to tho bakery on the
corner and buy some for you '."
" ' es, sir, 1 guess 1 will, and glad to
"I purchased nino cents worth of gin
gerbread as red as his soft, luxuriant
hair, and he ate the supply with a relish
that would have astonished an alderman
at a turtle-soup festival.
"'Would you Iiko to liavc some
more'." said 1 to the hungry littlo waif.
" 'Yes, sir, a little more, if you please,'
was the quick reply. I handed him
the second supply, and then asked him
what ho thought about going to my pet
school, in a little hall around the corner.
" 'Well, sir,' said he, 'you've been so
good to me, if you will wait here till I
take this gingerbread I have left to
aunty, I will go with you.' He soon
returned to the sidewalk where I was
wniHiif for him. mill npeoinntiniw! mo.
apologizing in his way for not having J
any tiling lit to wear at a bunuay scliooi.
"It was his first day in school, and he
did not know how to deport himself.
He had a vague idea that slaps on the
palm of- the hand with a rider, pulling
the hair and pinching the ears') was a
part of the discipline, and you may
judge of his surprise when he found
liimself in the hands of a very pleasant
young lady, who spoke to him very
kindly, without scolding him for his
"Our red-haired friend was hiirhlv
pleased with his treatment, and when
the school was dismissed, hastened to
tell every boy and girl of his acquaint
ance of the kind reception he had met
with, and persuaded a largo number of
them to attend school on the following
Sabbath. He continued his work,
week after week, and was a successful
missionary connected with the school.
He added so many boys and girls to
their numbers that it was found neces
sary to move to a larger hall, and even
that soon became too small to accom
modate the teachers and scholars.
material influence aud position; and al
though i nave not Heard or him or late
years, yet I feel sure that he is an hon
ored and prosperous man in the com
munity where he lives.
"When I," said the speaker, "had
reached this part of my speech, I was
astonished to sec a very tall, red-haired
man rise in the room to address the
audience. He said: 'Ladies and gentle
men, I am the person who stood on the
street iu New York City and ate the
gingerbread! I came out West here,
and by minding my own business, I
have earned money enough to buy a
farm. I own five hundred acres of as
good land as you can find out doors. My
horse and carriage are at the door, and
Tel. nil i.i. .i i :
I shall be happy to take tho speaker to
my house, where ho shall be welcome to
stay as long as he pleases.' "
A Chinese Kitchen". A Chinese
kitchen, from which such things are
turned out for the table, Is a wonder in
its way. There Is nothing in it but a
cooking stove or two, not longer than
our American water pail, with a few
stew pans, and many chopsticks, from
which few things come the many courses
for the table, all well cooked and gar
nishednay, even the beefsteaks, so
difficult to have cooked well at honip.
The more I go over the world, tho more
I am convinced that Americans and
Englishmen are far behind the rest of
creation in preparing their food to be
eaten. Our "civilization" in this is
over a hundred years behind the age;
and in this respect the Chinese are rar
our superiors. That devil's Invention
pr ours, the kitchen range, ought to
bo kicked down to where it came from,
the lower regions an invention which,
in summer, roasts us out or our houses,
uuu in winter consumes as tiiuuii cu.u in
one day as a Chinaman would need In
a month, or a Frenchman in a ween.
Some rich man in America, some com
ing Peter Cooper, in lieu or teaching us
how to draw, would do well to teach us
how to boil potatoes, cook beefsteaks,
roast mutton and bake bread, for such a
Peter Cooper would bo tho very grand
est of American human benefactors.
"I declare," said an old lady, revert
ing to the promise made on her mar
riage dav, by her liege lord, "t shall not
forget when Obadlah put the nuptial
ring on my finger and said, ' lth my
worldly goods I thee endow.' He used
to -keep a dry goods store then, and I
thought he was going to give mo the
whole there was iu it I was young
aud simple then, and did not know till
afterward, that it meant one calico gown
il l-UIIJIKIIiy Ol UOV3 WaS , TTrTcr.o !...., -H I
taken from the city to tho West to be tTikuat
distributed among the farmers, the red- ffiinc Ynnfc
headed boy was with them. I used to To.d"v I asked ono o tI?Mo rnma
Newspapers should send only such re
porters to cattle-shows as are accustomed
Smiggles says that the most thrilling
tale he ever listened towns that of a rat
Why does a sculptor die the most hor
rible of deaths? Ho makes up faces
A cure for morbid thoughts: Eat
mush and milk for suppor, go to bed
at nine o'clock in the evening, rise at six
in the morning, and walk three miles
A Kentucky editor says a neighbor of
his is so lazy that when he works In the
garden he moves about so slowly that
the shade of his broad-brimmed hat
kills the plants. -
A gentleman who had left hi wfl&
alone in the theatre while he went out
to get a whiff of fresh air "apologized"
on his return. "Dear me,' said sue, "I
thought you went to give me a chance
to flirt with that man with the lovely
black mustache." She has had no cause,
to complain of any want of attention
from her husband siuce.
Among the replies to an ndvortisrj
mentor a music conimittee-for "a can
didate as organist, music teacher, etc.,"
a vacancy having occurred by the resig
nation of the organist in officej was the
following: "Gentlemen I noticed your
advertisement for organist and music
teacher, either lady or gentleman.
Having been both for several j'eors, I
oiler you my services."
The credit system has been carried to
a very fine point in some of the rural
districts, if we may judge from the fol
lowing dialogue, said to have recently
occurred between a customer and the
proprietor "Haow's trade, Square?"
" W a'al, cash trade's kinder dull naow,
Major. Betsey Nipper has bort an oge'n
worth of tea, and got trusted for it till
her speckled pullet lays."
The Christian Union In a leading arti
The great battle of our day is to be the
battle of money. The combinations of
capitalists, the consolidations of rail
roads, tne enormous couceniraiion ot
money In comparatively few hands, is
raising up a Plutocracy which threatens
to overmatch legislatures, courts and all
private interests that may stand In the
way of these gigantic corporations.
If the very ablest men in Congress aro
so easily beguiled and perverted by the
first onset, what will the future be, when
millions of dollars can be brought to
bear upon Congress to secure million
aires' legislation, as against the interest
ot tne common people
Is the Congress of the United, States
to becomean exchange, on which money
princes shall meet and exchange com
modities? One man in the Senate, one mi in
the House of IteprescntsUvn, ai ttw
right kind could have stopped the
gigantic swindle of the Credit Moblller.
A thorough exposure of the real nature
of this parasitic and abnormal thing,
spread boldly before the country would
have saved Contrress Its nresent disaster
That such a monstrous fungus could
swell up, and grow and throw its roots
all through Congress without exeiting
remark, without calling out one faithful
man to warn and guard the public, is a
thing that should fill reflecting men
Is it right to buy legislation? Are
not Congress and State Legislatures' in
the market? Is not tho capital now
combining in America, a standing1 throat
to our law, our courts and our Legisla
oies oi rovaiiv. wnat ne nnd to sav
about our American way of taking care
of a horse.
"Why, sir," ho said, "you don't take
good care of your horses; you think you
do, but you don't."
"Why?" I asked.
"Because, when a horse comes in, all
wet with perspiration, you let him stand
inthdstnbleaud dry with all the dirt on.
In England, we take the horse as he comes
in from a drive nnd sprinkle blood
warm water all over him, from his head
to his feet. Then we scrape him down
and blanket him, rubbing legs and face
dry. Then in an hour he is clean aud
dry, and ready to take a good feed,
1 ""llTi""','?"' i'r ';."?""",-.u"
wliile, with your way, he will stand and
aivuiiur lur limns. ;um iiuaiiy iiry S11CKV
a.,(i aitlv Our horses never frMin.li;
d CVer take cold Wc never nsl-i
I ""ft. 1 aVoC rnte,,e v,?
too hard. The only care necessary is to
have the water not too cold; then bathe
them quick, and blanket them instant
ly, while you are rubbing their legs."
Thousands or men breathe, move and
live, pa"s oft the stage of life and are
thought of no more. Why ? They did
not partake of good in the world, and
none worn blessed bv them ; none eould
point to them as the means of their re
demption; not a line they wrote, not a
i n..A.n ,wMil1 I.A nwnllul nrwl
- they pcrishecl;' their light went out in
darkness and they were not remembered
moro tliail mo insevm i csimuuy.
Will you thus live aud die? Oh man
immortal! Llvo for something! Do
good, and leave behind you a monu
ment of virtue, that the storms of time
j can neverdestroy. Write your namo or
kindness, love and mercy on the hearts
0f tliousauds with whom you come in
contact year by year and you will never
oe ronrotien. o; your name, vour
deeds, will bo as legible on the hearts
you leave behind, as tho star on the
brow or evening. Good deeds will shine
ns brightly on the earth as the stars lit
Graham Bukar. Take two cups of
butter-milk; one-half cup best sugar
housesyrup; half teasimonful salt Stir
with a spoon to a stiff mass (not too
stiff, else the bread will be too hard);
pour Into a three-pint basin, well but
tered; put it iu a steamer over ooW
water, which gives the loaf more time
for rising. Steam three-quarters or an
hour; then plnce it in an oven just long
enough to give it a rich brown color.
If the butter-milk is not of sufficient
richness, use a tablespoonful of thiek
cream. Graham bread raised with,
yeast Is much Improved by coohingfctn
the same way.