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IOTRXXlAjrDi OREGON", ITRIDjtY, JTJTOE1 SST. 1873.
A Vaullicd Hope.
Sweet with the scents of the summer,.
White with the dew and the sun,
Wee ai the robes orthe fairies,
She folded them one brone.
Royally fair was the raiment,
rhooch none but herself might see
How the heart with the hand had labored.
For the Prince wlio wan yet to be!
Into those tiny garments
Was more than of needle wrought
Hours of loving fancies.
Beautiful flight ot thought.
By lane and road were burning.
In splendor of ertmson dye.
Maple, and elm, and sumac,
Shaming the sunet skies
She smiled lrom her chamber-window;
"Ah, fade, bright leaves!" she said,
"For I'll be glad with my, baby.
When all the leave are dead!"
Cold is the heaven above her,
Cloudy and dark the day.
As she looks again in sorrow
That is slow to pass away.
Useless the treasures of linen,
And the cobweb-froKts ot lace;
Her babe on mother's bosom
Found briefest resting-place.
All night she hears the north wind,
She feels the rain and the snow;
Whenever they Tall on her darling,
Over her heart they go.
Sleep hath no fetter to Wad her.
Ever its spell will break;
At the dream ofa touch like a rose-leaf,
The griet returns to ache.
Comfort her not with the angels,
Since changing her day to night
Some pitiless angel carried
Her first-born out of sigh t !
HEW YORK OOBBESPODENOE.
residence of Ziek Hamilton, the hus
band of her sister Sarah. They find the
brother-in-law living in the same log
cabin in which he had first place! his
child-wife Sarah, who is now the forrMIHi i,v this tlrriP.'-fcr.a. Sisterhood.
mother of a large family and dying from j differing from other feminine assocla-
overwork ami incessant maternity. ; tions u. lhe mnect .hat it is not relie-
FIKTU ASTSIVZESAE OM0ROS1S.
Sorosis, as the raiding world is iu-
Peter and Ellen Dowd purchase the
earlv home of Ellen, and the story thus
far has followed them, through priva
tion and vicissitude, to the accumulation
of lands and flocks and herds, until they
are considered rich.
Ellen Dowd is not by any means a
pattern saint, but rather a personifica
tion of what a woman will deteriorate
into when suffering and overwork have
The opculng chapter of Part Second
Introduces new characters, and the hero
ine is led through many strange expe
periences. X. 1$. Subscribers will please take
notice that to get this story they mu9t
pay up arrearages.
ELLEN DOWD, THE PABMEE'S WIPE,
There is nothing in the line of light
literature which is so thoroughly fitted
to take strong hold upon the attention
of the reading masses, in this day when
the Woman Question engrosses so large
a share of public thought, as simple
tales connected with the lowly walks of
life, and the struggles and vicissitudes
with which women must contend, and
the wrongs they must endure, before
they are aroused into the assertion of
Understanding this, and knowing also
that this field of literature was almost
wholly unoccupied, at least in a practi
cal sense, the author of this story, dur
ing the first nine months of the exist
ence of the New Northwest, pub
lished "Judith RIed," a hurriedly-written
narrative, in which such incidents
as presented themselves to her mind
while scribbling from week to week, as
"copy" was demanded by her printers,
were grouped together with very indefi
nite ideas as to plot or finale.
The unexpected success of "Judith
Rled," as an humble applicant for pub
lic favor, stimulated the author to begin
"Ellen Dowd,!' a serial which subse
quent business cares prevented her from
finishing. The second serial, however,
proved even more interesting to the
general public than the first, and the
demand for its conclusion among old
subscribers is so great as to induce her
to undertake it, with this admonition to
those who want the story : Sustain the
paper pecuniarily if you expect it to ex
Entered according to the Act of Congress In
the year 1S72 by Sirs. A. J. Dunlway, in the of
fice of the Librarian of Congress nt Washington
A LEAP PBOM A DIAEY.
I hardly know why, but I feel just
like having a good cry to-night. I have
such a hungry longing in my heart for
love love such as I have dreamed of all
mj life, and such as I thought was at
one time mine. When my husband and
I were married, for a while I was, Oh!
so happy, and I thought it would last.
Not many years have passed since then,
yet I have long since ceased to expect
any of the old-time tenderness from
him. I know he is not naturally dem
onstrative, but if he loves me now, as
he led me to believe lie did in his woo
ing, I am sure he would tell me so some
times, or at least show some of it in his
actions. He is never unkind, but only
so serenely indifferent that it make3 my
heartache; and when occasionally some
of my loneliness will burst out in words,
I am generally met with a jest or laugh
ing reply. The other day as ho was
preparing to start away, to be absent
for a day or two, when he kissed our ba
bies good-bye, as is his custom, I asked
him if he would not treat me as well as
the babies. He laughingly asked me
"if I was a baby," and went out without
even saying good-bye. Perhaps he
thought nothing of it, but it cut me to '
the heart, and the ever-ready tears
sprang to my eyes. I, who used to have
such pure and exalted ideas of marriage,
to have to beg for a kiss from my hus-
Woman Suffrage in Michigan.
From the Detroit Dally Press of April 4th. j
band's Hps and then be refused!
Do all marriages prove equally unsat- I where ISO ladles assembled, (a rare com
isfactory ? Is it so witli all the world ? blnation of mental and physical attrac-
ious in the limited sense of the word,
nor sectarian, but in a general sense the
religious feeling that is rooted In the
hearts of all women has promoted the
growth of this and probably all female
organizations. The corroding dissatis
faction with life vegetating without an
object is the almost inevitable lot of
single women, unless gaunt hunger
compels exertion. Something to strive
for, something to do, activity to be ulll- j
Izetl, aspirations sails fled theseare such
women's needs. To ameliorate the con
dition of the unfortunate, succor dis
tress, tend the sick, etc., have been al
lotted such women, as if only the easy
details under supervision of privileged
managers could be properly performed
by a sex, possessing only animal in
stincts, and according to Spurzheim,
"its incapable of reason as a dog."
Mais nous avous change tout ccta.
Titans have been given to the world
by mother earth, and proved the worth
and power of the female mind, and the
recognition of this fact has made the
thoughtful enquire why woman should
not rank with man in any branch of
art, science and literature, if the differ
ence Is not radical, but on the surface.
This, then, is the mission of Sorosls;
into tills work the members have thrown
their collect! vestrength with disciplined
force. The aim is to obtain the right
for woman to compete freely with man
In all industries where brute force la not
the motive power; to remove the bar
riers that exclude her from enjoying the
same privileges accorded to man in the
pursuit of a livelihood, and submitting
her, after preparatory studies, to the
same tests and paying equal wages for
her labor. The ladles of Sorosls are the
worthy representatives of this Idea,
embodying an unusual amount of intel
ligence, education, talent and original
genius. Recent accessions have been
made to their ranks this year, and only
two withdrawals; one a necessity, the
other voluntary. On Monday, tho 31st
tilt., the Fifth Anniversary of the Asso
ciation was celebrated by a midday
"dinner," we should call It but for the
unusual hour. Tt was a banquet given
in the dining room at Delmonlco's,
orary members 1 n a very pleasant speech. 1
airs, Jtiney responueu to tho toast.
"Our Absent Members.' Mrs. Cly-
uier icn tu c iu.;uuB original tIle8es3t0 took place iu the House. The
poem, to bepuuiisuea in. iha Arcadian, room was crowded, and among the
to the memory of Alice Carv. entitled, listeners were over 80 ladles. There was
"To One Gone." The idea conveyed a good deal of joking, and some serious
M,f cnrlnrr rtt,ma ,! .. ... J Won, as w II be seen In the foHniv-
" - -" ,w ing exhibit or tne remarns made. Tiie
llowers, but not that one, she comes no Bubject was a joint resolution for sub
more. Mrs. Bergholz's talent for versl- mlttlng tothe people at the next gen
,.. ,itoniv. tin,j era! election a Constitutional Amend
, 77T T ,T. it granting to women the right to
A Day in the Vineyards of Italy." te. hThe resolution was made the
Mrs. Jane Conant also, In one entitled, special order for the evenluc. and bus!
"Offering ofSpringVIolets."produceda nesswas practically set on foot by the
I rise to a point fit "onY(r.;-'Thc gentleman
! i not speaking IiWhta-sJcn?'-'-'-
The Chairman "i lie gejuientan may
mor-ccau of great merit. These scintil
lations of feminine genius were inter
spersed by songs and instrumental solos
artistically rendered by Mrs. -Vorso,
Prof. Winterburn, Mrs. Weld and Mrs.
Grant, on one of Weber's Grand Pianos,
Last night one of the great Relate of P1,. W,V,rfc ' von Mr. T was
about to sav tlrat'ju. the tarlle.it ages,
government we're- patriarchal then
came tribes, and fhesu were followed
successively by kingdoms, empires and
desimtisins. Man was under the con
trolling principle (hat Might makes
Right. But in what condition was the
'female?' Had she had her rights?
No; she wasa slave. Aftera time came
limited monarchias, and meanwhilpshe
was reaching a more exalted station in
the eyes of mankind. Man was becom
ing more enlightened, and woman began
to be recognized as his equal. Now, in
the nineteenth century, she is acknowl
edged not only his equal in intellect,
but his superior in moral sensibility.
We can no longer question her right to
vote. The Government needs her sup-
So long as she does not exercise
vounrr Democratic member. Mr. Perrv.
of Oakland, who moved that all after
the wont "resolved" should be struck
out. After some little skirmishing,
Mr. Ripley, of-Saginaw, opened the discussion.
"Mr. Chairman," said he, "I have two
or three times set the ball a rolling and
whose liberality Infurnishlng one of his suppose I may as well start It noV,. I " M
instrumeuU for the use of the Club, freo wisiicDieuy to call your attention to tue maile cU1-zens'of 4,000 000 slaves, and
of expense for four successive years, was 54?Vfle wi. Zr llT,7.i'H have admitted Indians to the exercise of
gracefully acknowledged by the presen- SS&'S&S SH&taESwK 1". !3."?i5
tatlon or an engraving of Raphael's St they say that the right to the ballot is , VeT Oo wM? me to yonder cot
Cecelia. Among the celebrities present a natural right to which women are en-, t its' fence is so dilapidatel that it
were Dr. M. Putnam, Mrs. Pearsall, H"; ,.IIaJm "ja J? "?t,a ""'sUndsperhapsat an angle of 43 degrees;
T , a 1 1 LUC WHUIU UlUgC 13 tVlClillCU illlU
KAeiuiMHK mi luiiueuue iu uruuucu u re
sult It is only a system that has been
generally agreed upon among us as a
Fart or the machinery or government.
U working may indeed be controlled
by the smallest minority; a measure
that passes this House with the whole
body ot one nuuured voting unanimously
Mrs. Robert Hoe, Mrs. Despard, Mrs.
Hoffman, Mrs. District Attorney Phelp3,
Mrs. Field, of Brooklyn; Mrs. Willard,
of the Normal College; Dr. Walte, Mrs.
Prof. Lyman and Dr. Do Baun. This
reunion was a very remarkable one,
ever to be remembered by those present,
In Its favor, may be defeated by a bare
majority of the Senate, numbering 17.
If it passes the whole Legislature, It
may be declared void by a majority of
the Supreme Court, which consists of
four men, and itwlll then rest with only
one man to give the casting vote, in
case there la a inherence among the
I wish simply to take the
and by the attrition of mind against
miud calculated to tone down asperities
and sharpen wit Mis. Stanton proving
th's result by her highly seasoned rep
artee, which sho has cultivated for the
past 20 years. Therefore accord to wonv
en the discinles of the muses, cranes I iudtres.
and handicrafts, the same latitude for ground that whatever else may be said
Prtinn.fhRnmBfnMiif!o,fnrimnmv .f ' franchise is not a 'natural
mem, u.e Bame mceniivea w activity, Mr Caplis-"I have never given this
tho same right to use their faculties in subject any consideration before this
the same avenues aa men,makiug them evening, and have never read over the
eaual temnorallv. as thev are eternally joint resolutlon-uevertheless I oppose
and spiritually, and the vexed question
solves Itself. "Then comes the millcn-
ium." M. P.
relativo intelligence. We should vote
by families; it makes no difference who
casts tho ballot, but there should be no
discordance. Why? No man is allowed
to vote till he comes of agej and Is
twenty-one years old; then he separates
from the family, and becomes the head
of a new family himself, so that the
principle remains undisturbed."
Irascible Bystander sotto voce
"How about the girls, voti cussed fool?"
Mr. A. Walker "Mr. Chairman, I
have but little to say. In speaking
about discord in families, who differed
in political opinion, and yet it didn't
break up the family. I believe, Mr.
Chairman, that the character of the
polls would be elevated by the change.
I don't think that in the presence of
ladies, voters would indulge in any
thing disreputable. And as to tho
objections of gentlemen as to Woman's
proper sphere, I notice that they don't
seem to protest much against her work
ing hard through the day into the candle-light.
When it comes to her voting,
however, they object I believe tiie day
is not far distant when the matter will
be submitted to the people."
Mr. Welkcr "Mr. Chairman, I didn't
make near as long a speech as these
other men did, and I want to add that I
think we are talking about eighteen
months ahead of time. What wo are
called to settle now is slmnlv whether
lected. Within it a tearful woman, we shall submit the question to the peo
Burrounded by her ragged babes; a pie. When it comes to voting 011 the
drunken husband persecutes her. Has question itself, in 1S74, it will be time
she, sir, no right to go to the polls and ' enough to tell our reasons why we vote
protect herself against the miserable sot ' for or against the franchise to women."
who rules the household? The idea' Mr. Gordon "I think there is a se
that she has not is but an heir-loom riotis side tothe question, with nil the
handed down through yeursof stolid ad
hesion to a custom. For my part, I am
in favor of granting the ballot not only
to tho Indians, negroes and foreigners,
but to our wives, mothers and sisters."
1 Mr. Ferguson "Mr. Chairman, I had
not intended to say anything on this
question, but I feel constrained to after
it Not Mr. Chairman, because of any
antagonism to womeu: on the contrary
I admire and love them. Ironical
joking we have had. One gentleman
wants to know if we have educated the
women up to theproperstandard. Sup
posing we admit that we have uot
whose fault it is ? If they wait to lie so
educated they will probably never get
the richt. There have been measures
as much sneered at as this, yet I don't
what I have heard. I am opposed to 1 think I shall live to be a very old man
bestowing on the women of America the . before I see this succeed. As to its be
elective franchise. It would he likely ing contaminating and degrading for
to be exercised by the vile and vulgar, 1 them to go to the polls, I ask if the m
whiie the more respectable would re- fluence of ladies would not be reriuing
gard it as a responsibility which they j instead? Notice the dillerence between
would prefer to have others assume. 1 the rear and front cars on a railroad
Most of them would say to their hus- train. They will soon take the polls
bands, 'You go to the polls and cast my 1 and purify them, and smoking, drink
vote for me.' Sir, I believe that the
history of the human race shows that
woman was createu lor a umereni
MAGNA OHABTA OP UNIVEBSAL
'laepiincipieoi universaix.iueny,auu -
the dissemination of equal rights to all held bv the men. And If they them
of every grade, sex and color, bcoius as selves as a hotly, do uot ask it, we are
clear to my mind as a sta of glas,
lighted with ure. thusiasts. I have great respect for
laughter. If, sir, the women of sphere from that of man. Now, sir, I
America really wished for any privilege , believe that woman was created to dis-
excluslvely possessed by the other sex, charge the household duties, while man
x wuuiu cueeriuiiy vuie iu mwiu ii ; was pauu ui givt iitr u uuiiic. uui.u
them. But I think they do not want j created to beautify that home, and
ing, vulgarity and swearing win ue
banished from arouud them."
Mr. Speed "Mr. Chairman, there is
at least one argument in favor of this
move. They say the political future of
the supporters of the Park bill is sealed,
and that they can never again expect to
hold ollice. i would suggest that the
this right; its exercise by them would 1 make it attractive; she was created to ' franchise be extended, so as to secure to
the estimation in wnicn tue are t he a mother. .Man was made to swing them a new consistency. Hut seriously,
the cradle. Uproarous applause and sir, I think that perhaps tlte time has
confusion. Mr. Chairman, I believe come when this great ouestion should
that if women were to exercise the , be agitated at the ballot-box. If it is
elective franchise, it-would detract from 1 voted down by an overwhelming major-
their tteauty groans and ironical ap-I itv, it will probably not be stirred again
But if I knew it were so, It would not
make my cup any the less bitter.
I am uot always so unhappy as I am
to-night, for I love my husband, and In
my labors for his comfort, and for the
welfare of our children, I usually find
means to keep back the bitter yearn
ings that to-night come uppermost.
Still, I cannot help thinking if men un
derstood women better; if husbands
knew better of what "littles" the lives
of their wives were made up; of what
Incalculable value a kind and loving
word is to them, and how much they
prize a few words of praise for anything
.well done, or gentle sympathy timely
offered, there would be fewer sad, life
weary women with their heart-aches
looking out of their eyes, and Oil! so
much greater an amount of happiness
Viewing the coming events in the po- many of those who have advocated the I plausel from what God Intended they I for years: but If a majority wished it to
litlcal mirror of to-day, the politician theory John Stuart Mill, for example, should be. It Is a fact which any man 1 succeed, let the consequences be what
urn, 1 ucuevt- mm iu tut nica.-., iiiai n- and woman win oear me out in assert- i tuey may, l don't tuinic the cnauge win
tlnguishcd Englishman Is far in advance ! inp that nothing is so desirable, both for 'disturb the marital relation. Iam sat-
the female and tho male, as to gain the ! isfled that it must surely come some
Our story opens iu a rude log cabin in
the middle west, where, under the most
gloomy and unpropitious circumstances,
Ellen Dowd was born. Her father, a
thoughtless, easy, good-natured, good
for-uothlng animal, met his death by
drowning upon the uight of her birth
and her mother, a nervous, worn-out
victim of legalized prostitution, and its
accompanying destitution and over
work, left the wee orphan and its sisters
ere the morning dawned, to struggle in
bitter poverty and inexperience for the
means of subsistence.
Aunt Betsey Graham and Dr. Goff,
assisted by Ziek Hamilton, a scraggy
uncouth bachelor, assist the children in
many ways, and when Sarah, the eld
est, arrives at the ripe age of fourteen,
Ziek Hamilton marries her, using as an
argument in substantiation of his mat
rimonial claim the fact that he "had
helped to bring up the whole lot of
The children struggle on until Ellen
reaches the age of ten, when her grand
parents, having learned of tho fate of
their daughter, who had eloped with
Peter Dowd. Ellen's father, twenty
years before, seek out their retreat, and , leaslfl,hness must have its nallvf air
Equality of the Sexes.
(From the Woman's Journal.
Many will remember reading a pas
sage In the writings of J. G. Holland,
some years ago, to the effect that when
a young man marries, he should seek a
wife with greater attainments than his
own, as by daily contact with the out
side world he would grow stronger, and
she would grow weaker as a natural re
sult of her retired, domestic life.
This, from an earnest opponent of the
cause of Womau Suffrage, is au admis
sion that being confined indoors with
incessant domestic duties, is a hindrance
to mental growth
tions'), at one festive board, with Miss
Emily Falthftill as the orator of the
day. It was a scene not soon to be for
gotten. A very high order of ability is
a distinctive characteristic of the club.
Representative women, who have with
slender opportunities fought their way
to a morsel of fame, not as epicures to
swallow triumph as an end, but as a
means to achieve an honorable inde
pendence. The Hall was tastefully dec
orated with flowers, the tables set in the
form of a double T. Mrs. C. B.Wllbower,
recently re-elected President for the
fourth time presiding, and at the East
or Broadway center, supported right
and left by Miss Emily Faithfull aud
Mrs.Hanaford; and the Vice President,
Miss Kate Hillard, of Brooklyn, on the
West or Fifth Avenue center, supported
by Mrs. Harland aud Miss M. Mitchell.
Every sense was destined to be gratified
by the liberal management 150 sweet
scented boquets, of spring violeU aud
roses, lent fragrance to the air, aud at
the same time were a source of pleasure
to eyes keenly alive to the beauties of
nature, as with drooping lids and bowed
heads, every ear listened to a few short
and appropriate words In which the
Rev. Pliebe Hauaford invoked a bless
ing. Then 150 knives and forks were
set in motion, and wielded with a vim
highly complimentary to theamih'areg
of the kitchen. Wit and repartee were
shot iu volleys, as Nectar and Ambrc-
holds his car to tho harp of Freedom and
hears In its fainter cadences, increasing Qr his age. It would I futile and use
as he listens, the birth-song of woman's less to-day to submit the matter to the
nnlltlonl rfxlemntlon. Tlif. nillnrsof our citizens of the State; the female mind
nnnqlltiillon .iiurider-tliPV reel nnd l1" '"""t.i01
stagger like a drunken man but even
at f Ait, the eleventh hour, the Palladium,
the main-stay and prop, which, alone,
can support our political mansion, is the
admission of women to tho rights and
immunities of citizenship. The politl
educated up to it, al
though I believe that In the aggregate
of merit, virtue a'ud intelligence, the
women or our time are superior to the
men. Subdued laughter.! if the joint
resolution were on the abstract ques
tion of merits, wisdom antl intelligence,
I would cheerfully vote for it, bHt I
don't think the people of Michigan arc
love of tho opposite sex. .Man's mo
tives aie continually guided by the
time, and it is fitting that the question
should be agitated now, in the absence
nnlla t n i?rvifln nnnn Mm nrnnnsml
cal corruption of to-day will be wrapped yet educated up to the point of Woman amendment, they will, iu a measure,
carry out me wisnes 01 tneir moiners,
. .. j 1 4 9 t ru urn it t-. oiiutiiu we c.iiik uuisciwa-
iu a winuingsueet o. vugnroiuuai rim . . t of the of thA
1. 1 1 . r 1. .. , 1 ' . r ....
III iua IJiWIS ui iiiv IICAL
power behind the throne woman. If of most other disturbing Questions."
she rightly manages her home, her Mr. Speed's remarks closed the dis
power to control the exercise of the bal- 1 cussion. The Committee of the Whole
lot is greater than if she held it within j rose, and the House adjourned without
herown grasp. With all this In view, any definite action disposingof the joint
I should not even have been afraid to resolution. The motion for striking
vote for the resolution, because I be- ' out had. however, only six stmDorters.
lieve that when tiie electors go to the Messrs. Lewis, Lockwood, Simpson,
Perry, Maekeyand Bailey. This morn
ing the measure was referred back to a
Congress. Universal Liberty
State, by passing such a resolution ? I
to all of think not, and I have not supposed from
the first that tiie measure
Mr. Welker "These gentlemen who
have addressed the committee have
made such croud and eloquent speeches
that we who have been listening have
Yet many urce that woman's world , sin rnnidlv dlsanneared. and as the an-
should be her household affairs, and the lt of the divJn5Uc9 were satisfied,
less she knows about anything outside, v
the better. That to become Interested the Intellectual treat becamo more
in outdoor work, and especially in poll- spicy. A song and chorus, written by
tics, would make women as coarse as , Mrs 3r. Rasenhlll, preceded an
This is a common, but very foolish ! eloquent address from the President,
notion. It is on the same plane with i strenuously advocating woman's Indi-
tne idea that, in order to be lovely,
womau must have no Idea of her own-
She must be passive, and subject to
viduality and the right to work out her
own salvation, temporal and eternal,
Miss Faithful!, at the close of her ora
tion, feelingly alluded to the fact that
Sorosishad been first to welcome and
last to extend attentions in a strange
land. A humorous narodv bv Mme.
taking Ellen to their New England 0f supremacy somewhere, and It must ! Mercghl, "The Spider and the Fly," the
man's control, for if she should chance
to have an opinion of herown. nerhnno
she might express it, and then there
would be "trouble in the family," you
know, for man's dominant (but thought-
every grade and sex will then be the re
sult This is the Magna Cliarta of Uni
versal Liberty; then those who have
struggled so hard In our sacred cause,
those who have been spit upon, derided
and calumniated so long, cau hang their
narpsouiueumusoi me tree 01 tioerty mllsh ., nnt spflo,i bp!lt.
and chant with joy the songs of our land I suppose that I might as well speak
Nation. When women vote ail political and take my chances ot holding tuai
.1 . I position: if tho debate uoes on much
" "-"'"6""- i' " Jonccr 1 presume I shall come out third
may 00 curea. tne uemagogues win or fourth-. "Whether tho people are ed.
sisters and wives, antl that the votes of
the men will be an indirect expression
of the will of the women in this mat
ter." Mr. Cady (Dem.) advocated the reso
lution. Mr. Bartholomew "Mr. Chairman, I
have just sent one of the boys arouud to
take the expression orthe lathes present
been unable to determine wliich was the 1 on this question. I read you his foot
great star of tho evening. Now, sir, jings: 07 ladies are in favor of the resolu
lion, aim oniy n against 11
then look like shattered shafts aud fallen
monuments in a neglected graveyard
They will disappear, fly as swiftly from
the Halls of Congress as the cloud-
Shadow over the billowy grass of our
green prairies. The work of wise men
ucatctl up to the point of giving woman
the ballot or not I cannot say, but I
know this much, that our National
Platform promised to give the matter a
candid consideration, aud 1 iniuic mat
It would show bad faith 10 chOKe 011 tue
tiuestiomvithout giving It a chance. It
I - 1. . . ii- 1 T .1.
and women will blight their already " 8" "' t 1 '?"
.... 1 ii I thero was some way to submit it to tho
laueu reputations, auu tueir uuuiea biiuh
become a reproach and a by-word
throughout the land,
Liberty will leap from tho sides of our
majestic mountains, like a relief-augel
fair sex themselves. There Is another
thlnir which It mlcht be worth while
for us to think of. Our State has led off
In some great measures. It was the
first to abolish capital punishment,
whether wise or not to do so. The Re
sent from heaveu. At woman's touch publican party that crushed the rebel
the pillars of vice and corruption shud
der, and at the wave of her tallsmanic
wand the political bribe-taker turns
"6, If there be upon this earthly sphere
A boon, an o (Terms that heaven hold dear;
Tin thn Init libation that Liberty draws
From the heart that bleedj and breaks in her
John A. Womack.
Tyan Valley, Oregon.
home, resolve to give her the advan
tages which they failed to bestow upon
the daughter because of her elopement
The grandfather becomes a monoma
niac upon the subject of Ellen's possible
elopement, and compels her to enter
into a matrimonial engagement at six
teen with her tutor, au aged intriguer,
who takes advantage of the old gentle
man's weakness, lends him money on
the Shylock plan, and gets him In his
Ellen, growing desperate, accepts, as
the least of two matrimonial evils, the
proffer of the hand and heart of her
grandfather's hired man, with whom
Bhe elopes. By a strange fatality this
man proves to be'the cousin of her fath
er, Peter Dowd, and in her marriage she
retains, or rather recovers, the maiden
name whicii she had given up as pros
pective heiress of the D'Arcy estate.
The young couple migrate to the
West, to the old home of Ellen and the
not be questioned by a woman "out of
Then, again, there are coarse men at
the polls, who get drunk and swear, and
use tobacco, whose presence would be
offensive to true women. These men,
oftener than otherwise, have wives at
1 Arvm .vlirt Aflrlnvo fliplr ll 11 hfl n tl'a nnu.
enco every day In the year; but their !usual Peasant style.
latter typifying the jremu homo, "who
can't come In," read ly Anna Randall
Dehlel was received with merriment
Mrs. Croly, farmer President, absent
from sickness, was present In thought
Her essay on "Realities" was in her
Mrs. Weed clev-
wives ought not to vote any more than ' crly responded to the toast, "The Soro
others, of course. ' sis Dinner," Interpreting verbally the
lion was formed under the oaks of Jack
son. Michican was amon? the first at
the front in the war-time, and among
the last to leave the fields or the bouth.
And now, gentlemen, if this new enter
prise should be a success, wouldn't it be
a grand thing for Michigan to set it on
Mr. Bartholomew "Mr. Chairman,
If anvthinir settles this question con
clusively it is this extract from tho
. r a inr i t.i
Declaration or lnaeoenuence: - we uoiu
these truths to be self-evident, that all
men are created equal; that they are
endowed hv their Creator with certain
Inalienable rights.' Now the question
in whether men alone are so endowed.
Governments, sir. were not instituted
Wojian Suffrage. The following
are a few among tne many arguments
for Woman butlruge.
Whatever argument can prove man's
richt to the ballot equally proves wom
an's right to it, aud sex should cease to for the benefit of one sex alone, but for
be a test or sunrage ior tue pame reason au human beings alike, women can
that color and property nave been have the same rlebt on this declaration,
dropped. that man can. and can demand of us
If woman does not want the ballot, that. riiht. Do von say that they do
there Is no necessity for making a law ,,nt want it? Look around on these
to prevent her from using it. benches, crowded with ladles, and judge
whether they are luiereaieu ur not.
There have not been so many women
In to hear a discussion beiore auring
All the reasoning
Suffraco which its
opponents ofler, ;
hidden feeling of all present, "The God-
Wnmen. beintr different than
rannnr. be represented by men.
It Is no more unwomatuy to uropa
ballot than to mall a letter.
Majorities do not csraoiisn tne rignu Canlls-"I would be willing to
ofa thing, even f a majority or women xjfigntoot the ladies present"
do not want the ballot . le" p.,tfln1n.n-"We couldn't act
T f 1 .. n-nmnn 111 f tin i-n?m f - I . . ,
miljr uu ; . . f them. U W6 COUltl,
bears intrinsic evidence that "the wist 'dosses felt themselves happy In eating." wants suffrage, sue snouiu not De ue- wouIdn,t be nfraid to submit it; they
is father of the thought" They are as I An original "Song to Womanhood and priZT.t'?f .lr. i.t -l.nnl.l no mr, r- would certainly vote for It"
'"""'"v "t"' vr "--,7- i "rr. TTovt "I hope u auyoouy uas
ready to catch at anything that prom-. Poetry," was charmingly rendered by
lses to hinder ' the ln,evI,b'e"f Miss Ellen Miles, Sabbath School Su
things as was the man 4n ew Hamp- , , Jr.
.htrTHnrino-nnr late political struirtrleJ perlntendent for Mrs. Hanaford. Fol-
He was known to be an unconverted ' lowing that lady's neat response to the
man, but hearing an Aavenust preach
' . ' . . 1 T ,1 1.1 , 1.
that tho end of the world would take
place in September, 1S72, he began to
shout "Glorj'i Hallelujah, Praise the
Lord," etc. After service tho minister
sought liim, and took occasion to speak
about the change In his feelings. "Oh,
I don't care how you do It," the man re
plied, "but anything to beat Grant.'"
J. A. T2EYi M. D.
song was a presentation of $50 from her
Sunday School for the benefit of the
Cary Memorial. Miss Fanny Howell's
poem, "Winning Woman," was very
good in style and sentiment, as was also
Mrs. Stanton's extremely characteristic
speech full of happy hits. Mrs. Poole ad
dressed a few remarks to each of the hon-
?'!!?!1I2: objections to the passage of this
Siim u"' J ' resolution they will make them Known
becoming soldiers. I hone ceuUemen won't simply sit still
If Uxatlon without lvAomt
as tyranny in 1776, it is tyranny to- D" LB?,1" , Ji force, but will let
us hear their reasons for their opposi
tion." . .
miitii.JU rrwilt More Bller dnt do 1fr ."WW. ta was not in ills place)
newspapers makin' such a fuss 'bout?" "Mr. Chairman, I have been somewhat
day in the case of women
inquired onedaritey 01 anomer in tne i amused ami eaineu mi uiuoomn.
market this morning. "Dunuo," replied It Involves a question of principle, right
iha ntlio "hut T a'nose da irov'mpnt and Inntles Tn the earliest BCeS, sir "
bulldin' steam-ships, and wants credit
for more bllers dsn aey can get,"
fA roar of applause, and shouts for
lr. uapiis ".Mr. unairman, i ac-
Mr. Burns "If the Chairman will al
low me, I would move that the gentle
man himself he allowed to pass around
the hat, aud take the vote of the ladie3."
Mr. Caplis "I was about to say that
I seem to have been wrong, and inas
much as I have been mistaken, I shall
I shall vote for the resolution."
Laughter and applause.
Mr. Perry "This leaves me in a very
sad fix. I made the motion to strike
out, mainly, to draw out discussion,
hardly knowing myself what side I
should take. Still I think I shall sup
port my own motion, and I had expected
to have at least one backer. Now, Mr.
Chairman, I have not one word to say
as to the right of the matter and the
general principle norabout the relation
of the sexes, for I know nothing about
it. But I think there are questions in
legislation in wliich something beyond
absolute right is to be considered. We
have not reached that standard from
which we can legislate exclusively on
the basis of abstract right. I think, in
deed, that it might be expedient to send
out the resolution among the people.
We have only just admitted women to
the counting houses and colleges. Have
we educated them to that point of inde
pendence and self-reliance when tbey
will cast the ballot Independently? I
can't say whether I should be justified
in voting for or against the resolution,
but I am sure that tho people would not
ratify our action if we carried it, and it
would therefore .occasion an useless ex
pense to submit the question to them.
When the women have become inde
pendent and self-reliant, then, and not
before, will I vote for the resolution."
Mr. Lockwood "Ishall vote for strik
ing out There Is no special occasion to
say anything, but the gentleman from
Tuscola (Mr. Hoyt) seems to think if a
man is opposed to this measure, he must
make a wiudmill of himself. Now, I
am opposed to the whole thing. I be
lieve it is antaconlstic to the first prin
ciples of our government, in tho first
place. The General Government is
composed of States; those States are
made up mainly of cities and other mu
nicipalities, and ail these individual
governmental organizations are more or
less independent of each other, but the
whole system Is founded on the family
compact which must be preserved in
perfect integrity. If such an element ofl
discord Is brought into it. as would
be Introduced by tho different exercise
of tiie ballot by different members of
the family, it would destroy the whole
committee for further consideration.
and the matter stands thus at present.
The Deacon's Swill Barrel.
Just outside of the house stood father,
tne ueacon, tugging away at a big lump
of ice in the swill barrel.
"Bad business, that," said I, resting
my hands on my sides.
"Not half so bail as it might'a' been,"
was the reply, as lie lifted the cake of
ice out by a stout stick that had frozen
up in tiie swill. "Many an many a
bar'l has busted for me that wouldn't if
this knowledge hail only come to mo
sooner," said lie. "You see, when this
cold snap came on suddenly, I thought
of the swill bar'l away in the night, and
I said, 'Well, it can't be helped now.' It
happened, however, that the stick I stir
with was left poked down in the swill,
and that was all that saved it. A bar'l
or a tub or a pail may freeze up solid,
antl if a stick has been put down in the
water, the vessel can't bust. But it took
me a good while to find it out never
knew it till last winter; lived seventy
years before I knew it," and his eyes
"Why, that's on the same planj' said
I, "of putting a spoon in a glass jar
when you're canning fruit; if you do
that the jar won't break."
"Same philosophy exactly," said he,
as he gave the ball of ice a kick and sent
it rolling off down the hill. Arthur1!
Hairo (who has Just hurried back ; governmental fabric from the founda
own place) "Mr. Cljalrraan, I : tlon. There la no use In talking about
One gifted and beautiful woman, if
wrongly disposed, can scatter more seeds
of corruption and death than a score of
men with their utmost efforts. Her
capabilities for good in the departments
of morals are equally great, and such in
proportion to her powers, both for good
and evil, must be her condemnation, if
she Is false to her stewardship. Society
cannot be destroyed if woman is true,
nor saved if woman is false. Besides,
society shows no unequal discrimination
in regard to tins class ot onenuers. rno
rule applies to all. A profane woman,
a drunken woman, a female thief or
murderer excites always a greater horror
aud disgust than if the crime had been
committed by a man. And this is
right, and it will be an evil day for the
world when woman, In her sin, excites
no more abhorrence than a man. San
A Severe Rebuke. "Is a man ami
his wife both one?" asked the wife of n.
certain gentleman, in a state of stupe-
luuuuu, u.3 aue was noiuing ms aching
head In both hands. .
"les, I suppose so," was the reply.
"Well, then." she snlil. T nmn lint
urunn last, nieut and outfit
1. I . . .
uauaiueu oi mysell."
This back-handed rebuke from a long
suffering and lovlug wife effectually
cured him of his drinking propensities.
To mend China, take a thick solution
of gum arable In water, and stir into ic
plaster of Paris, until the mixture is of
a proper consistency. Apply wit" a
brush to the fracturetl edges of the China,
and stick them together. In three, days
the articles cannot be broken iu the
same place. The whiteness of the ce
ment renders it doubly valuable.