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MUH. A. J. ItHMMAY. KJIIor anJ I'ropMflur
OFl'ICE-Cor. Trout nn.I Slnrk Ktreeli
THIWig, tf AOVAKCHs
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Written tor the Xew Northwest.
Answer to -TltcTliMiliiH of u Mourn
Wlmt though ywir buoy wa imrlcd to-day
IKwn in tliedejtlhs r I Ik- ebureh-ynrd elny
It wasonly the (Make lha held yonr pride,
Yotir baby bu eer Ml j r ui.Jp.
Tbc Miwlt will Ms her. and luw
That have never walked, aad her IuuhU m
Are leaded with Milieu, while Sowers more
Are twined 'round the brow of your darting
TheangeUwill leaehber her pinions to ilunte,
j m. me evw may nover nooiu your lioine.
Ami her dear little iwwlh, wMli Ma dhnpHnc
Oft wtdvpen: rum tort, yowr heart to beguile.
.Tpfttlml flkf'liHc whn InrAil mIbIUmu I
Tmnaplautnl yuat bad tm bitMtM etoeWbsse;
From his arm-, yoar eMM'ut ynr mother he
Loug ere you laid ber 1m her tittle crave.
Are iicel not Mothem with heart In tlielr
Tlie same m before the- ware saints gone to
Doe the eratHMIng ewsfcet ,whw o luW
Change the heart twataUCKUeastoeold, pulse
less clay 7
Ah, uo! but wlien we a pirius shall roam
Through the vaoory path f our own mystic
The friends who have eromed arc the first we
As we open our eyes alter Death's dark retreat.
Then weep not, hut wait furthe boatman's call,
. uu nuunsr or utier eomes tor all ;
lie will proudly i4ht vttu. f uf r ewtillo lf.ilv
WJiemsytMrtl meet tlte nncel who eares for your
Portland, July 5, 1KTX
ELLEN DOWD, THEFAEMEE'S WIEE.
lKnlered according to the Act of Concre in
the year 1372 by Mrs. A. J. Dutdway. in the ol
ilce of lite librarian of Congress at Washington
to despair, iKor Peter, the injure! hus
band of Ellen Dowd, returned to his
home ami confronted Polly Jones, who,
with tho everlasting broom laid aside
for tho nonce, was standing anxiously
at the window awaiting him. .She had
expected iwthing else but that the de
cree of divorce would be granted. anj
was not prepared for the crestfallen, dis
appointed look with which the man en
"The fat's in tho fire, Polly," said he,
sinking Into n chair.
"What do you memilrH was the star
"I mean just what I say, mtt'am.
The suit for divorce is get aside, and
there's no prosjvect now for you and me
to marry till after the fall term."
The woman turned and confronted
"You don't mean to say that you
didn't prove nothin'?"
"I do meau to say just that. Every
thing was going on just right, and the
jury had their verdict as plain as any
thing all over their face;, when Ellen
stepped forward like one bewitched and
made a idea like any lawyer. I never
heard anything like IU Then she
showed old Graham's will, and proved
herself owner of the old man's property
just as I was making up my mind to
buy iti the farm at Sheriffs sale in be
half of the Stale. I think, after all, I'll
see if I can't make up with Ellen.
She'd be good enough If she had liur
own way, and you to do the work, I
Polly Jones took down the broom and
rained a vigorous dust. The lines about
her mouth grew well defined, her black
eyes snapped, and her whole frame
seemed wrought with nervous excite
ment and alarm.
"When do you mean to go and see
her?" she asked, huskily.
"Not before to-morrow; but I mean to
Polly Jones attacked the supper with
a reckless vim. Everything was dis
patched In haste, ami when the even
ing's work was done and the homed
moon arose belli nil the distant trees, she
prepared herself for flight Tying up
her few effects in a little bundle, and
satisfying herself that her movements
were not watched, she hurried away,
across the Mackinaw and out into the
highway, in the direction of the home
of Ellen Dowd. She found her sitting
in the moonlight witli her hands clasped
across her eyes, engaged in abstract
thought. The rustling of twigs in the
door-yard roused her, and looking up,
jijy confronted Polly Jones, who, drop
ping upon her knees before her, begged
for a quiet hearing. Ellen's first im
pulse was to strike her. The last time
they had met coarse words of insult
loaded the low woman's tongue, and
the last act of hers that Ellen had wit
iiessed was her cruel blow upon the
lieau oi her darling little boy. Some
thing in the woman's pleading look ar
rested' her anger, and listening while
the woman told her story, the troubled
Ellen forgot her own cares.
Long and earnestly they Uilked. The
silent moon passed quietly behind tho
trees and hid herself, as if she fain would
leave them to their secret thou-lits.
"It was years ago," said hewoman.
"I was not wicked then, and I loved the
man more than my life. It don't seem
right for God to give us hearts to love
with and leave us at the mercy of the
men who drag 113 down. "When mv
baby was born my mother drove me
out o' doors. 'Pears liko wo never had
much love in our family, an' I was so
weak I couldn't niore'n walk when I
took my child in my arms an' started
out to And strangers who would treat
me better1!! my own llesli. It wasn't
niore'n three miles or so from where we
lived to the home of a. rich farmer who
wanted a cook for harvest ; so I went to
iiiu house, an' though my baby was a
great deal o' trouble and cried o' night,
I kept up pretty well with the work. I
was willin' to do anything just to be
with my baby, but one day the farmer
said if I'd swear to the father o' the
child, he'd have to allow mo money to
support him. I oughtn't to a' done it,
but winter was coinin' oa an' I was
afraid I couldn't get work, an' I fult it
was nothin' more'n right that Harry
should do something for. Ills boy. Sol
went into court an' I swore I tell you
that court an' them lawyers made a de
mon o' me with their awful quMions;
I've never cared for nothin' since an'
when it was proved about the child, the
the law jist tool; him from me, an' its
ten years come August, an' I never seen
him since. Peter Dowd said he'd marry
me when he should be divorced, an' it
was all settled. He's rich, you know,
an' when I got money then I was goin'
to steal my boy."
Ellen Dowd placed her hand compas
sionately upon the head of the poorout
cast "Dou't touch me!" she shrieked.
"You're innocent, I know, an' I'm more
wicked than you can think."
Ellen rose to her feet.
"Polly Jones, look at me," she said
haughtily. "I comprchond it all. You
and Peter Dowd arc guilty of that of
which you have been accusing inc. You.
are sullering the fearful consequences of
an awful sin. It is not just that you
should bear it alone. Had you succeed
ed in disgracing me, as you and he ex
pected, you would have been legally
married, and the world would have
overlooked if it had ever known your
guilt. Hut you have failed, and now
you are at my mercy. I-Men to me.
Hits home is mine and I will share it
with you. I care nothing for tho opin
ion of the world. Yon are a fellow crea
ture, and I too well know the needs of
women in your condition to turn you
from me at a time like this."
The woman fell prostrate at her feet
and wept. Ellen knelt beside her, and
taking her large, red hand between her
own semi-transparent fingers, soke
words or forgiveness and hope.
"lo-morrow you say Peter Dowd is
coming here to see if I will not conclude
to return to him. I,et him come. I
will meet him."
"Hut I can't meet him," said poor
"Why not? You are juntas good as
The old clock, which Aunt Iletsey
Graham had so often wound, tolled sol
emnly the hour of one before these
women sought their couches.
Tlie next morning Peter Dowd set
about his household duties with si heavy
heart and awkward hands.
".Strange," he muttered, "that so
much of any household's comfort de
pends upon a woman."
It was ten o'clock before the chores
were done, and then, dressing the twins
with as much care a he could bestow,
and taking them with him as a decoy,
the humbled, bafllod fellow started oil
a courting. Smile, reader, if you will.
We know ho hasn't very much of your
Ellen had not seen her little ones for
months. Kidding the jioor, guilty
woman, whom with her good, Samari
tan impulses she had given shelter, to
hide herself in an adjoining room where
she could hear all that should pass be
tween herself and Peter Dowd, she
braced herself in the doorway and with
throbbing heart awaited his coming.
The little ones came tripping up the
walk to meet her, while the abashed
husband, with drooping head, stalked
behind them, thinking possibly of the
time, years before, when Ellen, in the
sprightly morning of her girlhood, em
ployed him as a hired man to work on
the old D'Arcy estate. He had sense
enough not to interfere while Ellen ca
ressed her children.
"O mamma, can't I stay with you al
ways?" said Uob pleadingly.
Silting down on tho door-step with
the little ones in her arnw, ;! Mock
ing ingress to the house, the mother
looked her truant husband in the eyes
"I thank you, Peter, for bringing me
my babes. You'll let me keep them for a
while now, won't you?"
"Ellen," dropping down upon the
grass before her and speaking huskily,
"I'm very sorry that I over doubted
you. You're a good woman I know
that and I've been thinking that 1
haven't always done just right by you,
and now I'd like to prove how much I
believe in your innoceuco by taking
you home and keeping you like a lady."
"Peter Dowd, do you think I have
forgotten the cruel blow you gave me
when I sprang to save my child from
the hands of that enraged mistress of
yours?" Her voice was tremulous with
excitement now, and she looked ready
to tear him in pieces. "Have you for
gotten, Peter Dowd, the nice game that
you had arranged for my benefit to get
a divorce from mo for a sin of which
you were guilty, and thus cast me oil,
innocent but disgraced, destitute, child
"Take care, Ellen," said he excitedly.
"You are going too fur!"
"Am I?" she asked, starting up,
"Polly, Polly Jones, come here!"
A hurried note, scrawled upon one of
the children's slates, and left by Polly
in his rixitn, stating that she was going
otrto drown herself, had quieted his ap
prehensions concerning her; so he was
not prepared for the apparition that ap
peared in responso to Ellen's excited
Polly Jones confronted him with a
look of calm, dejected defiance.
"Behold!" said Ellen with emotion.
"I confront you face to face with your
own wickedness. It is now my turn to
sue for a divorce. Had you been any
other than the vile miscreant you have,
proved yourself, yon would have begged
me to take this step both of you. Hut
I shall have my revenge. The woman
shall stay with me till I get my divorce.
This cannot he, as you have managed
matters, till the public has learned, of
your disgrace, but you fchall vow that
you will marry her, if she is willing, or
I will havo you indicted by the Grand
Jury for a licentious life. The woman
is wicked, and I will not try to palliate
her guilt. She has confessed all to me,
and now, as it is never too late to do
better, I say to both of you, I have but
one request: Restore to me my children,
and I will give you all the chance I can
to reform your lives and act uprightly
before God and man. To be plain with
you, I despise you both. last night
when Polly told me of her sins and
wrongs I felt as if I could forgive her. 1
now lorgivo you both, but remember, I
despise you, and for once my lucky star
Is in the ascendant, and I shall use my
triumph to suit myself."
The woman dropped her eyes in sul
len silence, and Peter looked the hang
dog villain that he was. At length he
"I don't see how I'm going to get
along over at the house. All them chil
dren there, and the hired men"
"Xever mind," interrupted Ellen.
"Send tho children to me. We'll take
care of them here. I have plenty to
live upon; no thanks to you, Peter
Peter Dowd and Polly Jonas made the
vow that Ellen exacted, and then, prom
ising to semi the children to her, and
to remain away himself Ju considera
tion of Ellen's promise that she would
not prosecute them, tho miserable fel
low kissed the twins and stalked away
in silence and dejection. The next day
brought a glad re-union of mother and
Polly Jones, with strength liko Her
cules, made herself humbly useful, and
Ellen Dowd, for the first time in her
married life, found herself mistress of
her own acta, with power to exercise
her own will and judgment without
overtaxing her feeble physical powers.
The cause of this sudden change in
Peter Dowd's ad'airs was not for some
time publicly known.
Great had been tho gossip in the
neighborhood because of Ellen's jer
sonal defense in court.
"Such brazen-faced impudence," one
woman "had never heard of."
Another was "ashamed of her sex."
Still another "always knew their was
something wrong witli the huzzy."
Men who had sat gaping in the court
room during the trial had gone home to
their wives witli highly-colored stories
about her boldness ; and boys, who had
listened in the hope of hearing some
thing indelicate, only to find themselves
disappointed, had joked among men
and women about "women who wanted
to be men," until all the foolish young
girls would elevate their noes and di
late most vapidly upon a "woman's
Xot a woman dared to enter Ellen's
house. Occasionally some neighbor
man, whose "reputation" was not so
fearfully ticklish, would venture upon
her promises, but as the farm was rent
ed out, she had little cause for business
intercourse with them, and she repelled
all social advances from every old-time
friend but Dr. Goff, who occasionally
called at the house as her counsel lor and
High as gossip ran, Ellen managed to
keep the real cause of the great change
in her family allhirs from the knowl
edge of every one but the Doctor. She
was too happy in caring for and educat
ing Iter children to pay heed to the out
side world, and as dnys and weeks
rolled on into autumn, her health re
turned, iler Mc,, grL.w t.lflslI ant, her
With difficulty UJIen resisted the
temptation to retaliate upon l,er hus
band witli an advertiMMiient beginning
witli a "whereas," and concluding with
an accusation akin to one which had
been published on a former occasion
about herself, but remembering the
counsels of One who said "Messed are
the merciful," she waived the retalia
tion. No excitement was caused in the
community by Ellen's suit for divorce.
Peter Dowd did not appear against her,
and her prayer for the custody of the
children, a certain annuity for their
maintenance, and her own dower were
granted in full.
A week after the divorce was obtained
Peter Dowd and Polly Jones were mar
ried in the home of Ellen bj the dark
eyed stranger clergyman who had olll
ciated as foreman of the jury upon the
FKFK SlT.mt, KKFE I'KHSK, KkH.E I'i'jiri.K.
OREGON. F1JIDAY, JULY lJ?r:5.
occasion of Ellen's trial. Dr. Goff was
the only witness besides Ellen. The
children had been sent away for a holi
day in the care of Jakie Hamilton by
their judicious mother, and when the
evening came and they were home
again, in response to their query as to
tho whereabouts of Polly Jones, she
brietlv cxnlaiuetl to them Hint nhn 1,.
gone to be tholr father's houc-keeper.
in a lew wccks the witeor Peter Dowd
became a mother.
If Ellen suffered under the scandal
that ran like wild-fire through the
neighborhood, she cave no sii?n. Con
tent among her group of little ones, she
passed the following winter, and in the
spring changes awaited her, tif which,
irienuiy reader, you shall leam in the
l'Io bo continued.)
Lady Langton on Yoniau Suffrage.
A few weeks ago, Lady Langton,
President of the Hath (England) Woman
Suffrage Society, Was one of the speak
ers at a large meeting held at the Han
over Square rooms, in supiort of Mr.
Jacob Dright's Dill for removing the
Political Disabilities of women. In
moving one of the resolutions, she
It seems to me that on this question
of women's voting, great misapprehen
sion exists. When it Is mentioned in
society, its promoters are accused of
revolutionizing domestic lire, by setting
women in authority over men. This is
a mistake; we have no such intention;
it wouki ue lolly to -maKo women ridic
ulous. Speaking for women, I say we
have far too much respect for our hus
bands and fathers to think for an in
stant, even if it were possible, of depriv
ing them of the headship. Happy wed
ded life, where husband and wife mutu
ally aid each otlicraiidshare each other's
interests and occupations, Is the great
est of earthly blessings; but such happi
ness is not the lot of all. i
We do not ask fJr the franchise fori
young girls fresh from school, or for
wives whose hearts and hands are full
of domestic duties, but we ask it for
those women who have thequulification
which is reiitiirel of men. Mutiv cir
cumstances of late years have combined
lo bring forward this claim. The spread
of education and chetin literature, the
quicker circulation of ideas, the more
active political life of men, consequent
on the lowering of the franchise, which
nas brought political discussions into
many more homes: the ranid increase
of population; above all, the surplus of
women, which, in 1SCI, numbered six
or seven hundred thousand more than
men these have obhirod manv more of
our sex to earn their own living. In
ISfil there were between two and three
millions of women workintr lor wanes.
or possessed of independent means, and
since then the number must have in
creased. These women contribute bv
their industry to the well-beinc of their
country, nre taxed the same as men,
and submit to the same laws. Is it just
they should be denied the -same privi
leges? A legal authority, more than a cen
tury ago, said "he conceived that giving
a vole for a Representative in Parlia
ment is the essential privilege by which
every Englishman protects his proiterty,
and that whoever deprives him of such
a vote, deprives him of his birthright."
Englishwomen own proerty. How
are they to protect it? When women
examine the laws peculiarly allectiug
their sex, their property, ami their chil
dren, they find llictu partial and more
in favor of men than they would be if
the opinions of women were also con
sulted. The Ballot Act has made elections
more orderly, and therefore facilitates
women voting; hut if men dislike see
ing our faces at the polling booths, give
women voting papers they can be sent
The objection is made that if a woman
votes she must also sit in Parliament,
but that is not a necessary consequence.
Formerly women voted for East India
directors, as they now vote for railway
directors; but no one ever heard of a
woman beinir herself a director. Be
sides, clergymen who have the franchise
cannot sit in the House of Commons.
omen arc now trying to improve their
position by obtaining juster laws, a bet
ter education, anil the removal of many
impediments in the way of their woik.
They are trying by perfectly legitimate
means lo use that iullueiice they are re
puted to lKissess, and of which men
seem so much afraid, lo obtain what is
now the wish of many intelligent wom
en the oliticai lrauchisc. is not tins
a higher, nobler aim than amusement,
dress and finery ? These last men gave
them to any extent, even to their ruin.
Time will show if they will help them
to uie hlgner aims, l quite allow tnai
there are many women happy in do
mestic life, amply provided and carol
for, who do not want to have a vote; it
would be rather a trouble to them.
Women who are generous and liberal
will allow that charity docs not consist
solely in alms-giving. There is a qual
ity sympathy wliicli does more to
bind heart to heart, and tosmooth away
the distinctions of clas, than the giving
of gold. Exercise thatsympathy in be
half of our less fortunate sisters, who
work alone and unaided amid difficulties
and temptations. In a little while,
then, 1 tliiliK you win agree wuu the
opinion T have long held, that in reason
and injustice the franchise ought to be
given to those women who have the
qualification which is required of men.
1 therefore move the resolution, "That
this meeting approves of the bill enti
tled A Rill to remove the Electorial
Disabilities of Women,' and authorize
its Chairman to sign petitions in favor
to both Houses of Parliament."
Miss Fannie H. Richards, late en
grossing Clerk or the Iowa Senate, has
accented a iiositinii nn the ilitnrl.il
stall of thu sjtate Printing Company,
is uaiiy engaged ill preparing copy
for the fifty papers now supplied witli
auxiliary sheets by the Des Moines in
stitution. How often a sound night's sleep
changes our reelings towards those who
diller from us! Ami how cautious, after
this experience, should we be in our
hasty, ill-digested denunciations of the
conduct and opinions of others!
Henry R. RIackwell, of the editorial
stafTof the Woman's Journal, sjwike as
follows at the Annual Suffrage meeting
in Koston, Anniversary Week:
Woman Suffrage is a necessity
whether viewed from a moral, religious,
intellectual or political standpoint. In
stead of making women masculine, it
will refine the jwlitlcs of the country
and by enlarging woman's opportunities
will develop the purity and gentleness
inherent in the female character.
"We are all walking in a dream, so
bliud are we to the terrible evils which
How from woman's subjection, from the
repression of her faculties, by her dress
and education. From the vcrv cradle.
young girls are deprived of the physical
training ami menial stimulus which
Itoys enjoy. When the boy plavs ball
or skates, the girl is shut up "in the
house witli her doll and miniature sew
ing, is taught that bodily activity is un
ladylike. Before girlsare in their teens
their very dress is an Impediment. Pub
lic sentiment must bo encouraged in
surround our young women witli an at-
luosptiere oi liberty and common sense.
A better fashion must bo set. More fa
vorab e physical and mental culture
must become universal.
Woman must have the same educa
tional advantages n nun ni.n-ii.. i...
thirty-four years or triumphant exam
ple, has already caused seventy collces
in this country lo admit young women.
But JSew England lacs behind. 'I'h..
University or Vermont, Wcsleyan Col
lege in Mlddletown, Conn., Colby Col
lego in Maine, the new Uuivcrsity of
Boston these and a few others admit
women. Rut the leading Eastern col
leges exclude the women of Xew Eng
land while they admit the natives of
China, Japan and the Sandwich Islands.
The Legislature of Michigan compelled
the Board of Regents to admit woman
to the State University when will the
legislature of Massachusetts compel
Harvard, Amherst and Williams to do
In the labor market woman sutlers
her greatest disadvantage. Vice and
crime result from low wages, and wom
en need the ballot to protect themselves.
Diversity of employment alone will
remedy low wages, and remove the
evil of excessive competition, and wom
an must be educated to the point that
she will not deem work in any depart
ment of skilled labor degrading. Wom
en who act as physicians fulfill a duty
long since demanded, as many women
have died of disease rather than consult
a male physcian. Many fields of em
ployment are open and one of the objects
of this association is lo enlarge woman's
sphere of industry.
We demand siillrage for woman lo
calise women are dill'ereiit and in some
respects superior to men as men are
dillerentntid in some reiects superior
to women. We want human nature
represented, and Hit woman elemeuriu
politics is needed. Hcrcfutcd the state
ment made by Dr. Jarvis lately that
women are more sensual than men.
lie urged that a law should he just as
rigidly enforced against male night
walkers as against female night-walkers.
The Boston Chief of Police has
called uioii our legislature for such a
law, but in vain. This winter, Mr.
Bowker, a siillrage member of the Leg
islature, tried to have a law enacted
punishing the keepers of houses of pros
titution witli imprisonment. It parsed i
tue jtonse ma was iteieated in the Sen
ate. Siillrage inu-t be the remedvfor;
these evils. The social evil will find its j
first check in the equalization of waees.
He also referred to the unjust laws, as
to the property of married women in
Massachusetts in regard to the mutual
inheritance of projtcrty, protection,
guardianship and management of chil
dren, etc. The Judiciary Committee
reported a hill, but it was referred with
out debate to the next Legislature for
want of time, and then weeks were
spent in disciH-jing the management of
the Hoosac Tunnel. No disfranchised
class ever have found or ever will find
justice in courts or enjoy equal compen
sation and equal privileges witli an en
The question of labor is vital. Let
woman do anything that men can do;
let the world recognize her right; let
her take her place in the social circle
just as she would if she were not labor
ing; let women go intoauy employment
they choose, and with this comes the
necessary increase of pay. A man who
marries for money Is despised, and yet
you educate women for that. Woman
Sutlrage changes all this, and educates
the women lo care for themselves, and
no longer le dependent on fathers, bus- j
bauds and brothers. Woman Siillrage
Is to solve most of the social questions
that are now agitating both men and
women. Mr. Blackwell reviewed the
action of tho Republican party, the ut
ter ignoring of the Woman Suffragists,
not only by tho State legislature of
Massachusetts, but by tho leading Re
publicans of the country. Even Hon.
Henry Wilson voted for Senator Fre
liugliuysen's Utah bill, abolishing suf
frage anil subjecting tho women of the
Territories to the old English Common
Law, but spite of his endorsement it
was defeated, and the women of Utah
saved the wrong and humiliation that
bill would bring them. For the future
Mr. BlackwelPs candidate would be the
man who believed in and worked for
Woman Suffrage, be he Democrat, La
bor Reformer, Republican or Prohibi
tionist. Speaking ol the Utah bill, he said
that it whs defeated by Mr. Sargent,
Gen. Rutler and others, who having re
ceived telegraphic entreaty to do so,
"filibustered and killed the bill." He
severely censured the Massachusetts
Legislature, and pronounced a govern
ment which gave to every foreigner and
pauper the right to vote, while depriv
ing women of the same privilege, de
serving of the curse of God and the rep
robation ol man. He urged his hearers
to vote for any party that would grant
the right of suffrage to women, and ex
pressed the hope that Mr. Fitzgerald's
Kcpublicati coiWltucnts would send
him to the legislature as long as he
wished to go there, that he might vole
and argue for the rights of women.
One can lie married cheap in Xcw
Hampshire. A clergyman in that State,
having performed the interesting cere
mony, was asked his price by the bride
groom. On replying that tlie law gave
him two dollars, the newly married
man promptly handed him fifty cents,
remarking, "Well, that will make two
dollars and fifty cents for you," and dis
appeared with his bride.
Mr. Sumner Interviewed.
ins liFroi.t.KCTinss op me xotabimtikk.
"Olivia," the corresimndcnt of the
Philadelphia iVrss, gives the following
result of an interview with Senator
We will examine Charles Sumner in
life same wav that we would a picture.
wiiiie ins line iiouse aim exquisite sur
roundings may bo called the frame.
Stand a little way oil, because light is
needed, ami remember, he is seen to
best advantage in his "work-room."
An easy chair, high enough to sup-
iKin, me neaii, is iirawn oeiore Hie open
grate, and its capacious denlhs rellect
the majestic figure of Mirabeau, but the
nice was designed by ins Maker ex
ire.ssiy mr v.nanes stunner, it is one
or tlie best living pictures that fore
shadows uie oxceedmggrace of autumn.
The sense of harmony iitits highest eni-
uuiiiiiieni is luiuneti; titt the visou is
neutral-tinted, with all the scarlet "lore
left out- even the long dressing-gown,
with Its heavy tassels, its soft, bluisli-
ill scanning the features, you realize
that the artist has been trying to follow
the classical order of art. You see it in
tlie royal head crowned by its abundant
gray hair, in tho oval face and clear
eyes, which, if you watch closelv. voti
can catch a glimpse of the soul within.
uoserve the lireel; nose and finely
molded lips, which are never used ex
cept to make tlie world wise or better.
atni mo manners ol an i-aiglish
lord and an improvement on the Ches
terfieldian age, and we have the picture
fi'l10 simnlu American gentleman.
lhe difference between spending a
morning witli Charles Sumner or leani
ng about him through the newspapers
is like quenching our thirst at a foun
tain at Saratoga or procuring an elixir
at a drug store. It may lie that your
apothecary is honest, and that you are
imuiuiug genuine Congress water, and
then again, perhaps, yon are the victim
or misplaced information. With his
permission, let us make a visit to the
model "work-room." because I'leir!..
Sumner will take us into the company
int.-i.iuiuui ieopie ui me world, lie
will tell US about tneeliue: (ienri'i. Klint
nt a dinner party, or about being in the.
same snip with Weorge Sand. Then we
can say to him with enthusiasm:
Tell us about this wonderful George
Khot. How old is she? Whom does
she look like, and don't you think her
me greatest intellect represented by the
womanhood of the present day ?"
"I think her a great woman wrhaiw
lhe greatest but time must decide ail
things connected witli fame. 1 have a
picture among my engravings very
iiiueii iiue tier so mucii so mat it would
answer very well for her portrait."
Tlie picture is found. It represents
Lorenzo de Medici, and is ugly to the
"Sot like" that. No! It cannot be
Iossib!e that her face is as wide as it is
long; that these are her eyes, that her
nose, that her mouth why this is tlie
face you see looking out of the moon!"
"It may be a nlaiu race." savs Mr.
Suniner, "but then it is so strong and
noticeable a face seen, that it will never
"But tlie hair is cut short like a
"That is a matter of taste. You see
at a glance that site lacks vanity, which
is another sign of a ercat woman. I
also met Mr. Lewes, lfer husband. He
is noted for his German studies, but is
not so eminent as Ids wire."
"About her aee, Mr. Sumner?"
"That is a very hard iwiint to settle,
but without flattery I should think her
"Beyond fifty, and still writing the
best love stories that the world enjoys!"
"Why not? Genius never grows
"But about George Sand ?"
"I met this famous woman many
years ago, on a steamer. We were
going from Marseilles to Genoa. Among
the passengers this woman in particular
attracted my attention, because she held
by the baud a very heaiitiul child. I
have never observed such hair tin a
child's lead. It was the real gold in
color, and fell to his knees, not in curls,
but in waves. The lady wore lhe Span
ish costume. I now recall her Spanish
mantilla. She was short we might
call her thick-set not handsome, yet
holding her child by the hand. 1 hail
a curiosity to find out her name. She
was accompanied by a tall, slender gen
tleman. They kept aloof from the oilier
passengers, and seemed to find society
enough in each other. Upon inquiry 1
found her to be the celebrated George
Sand. At that time she was the topic
of conversation everywhere. She made
a very distinct impression on my mind.
She was comparatively a young woman.
"On board the same ship I was inter
ested in two other passengers. This
time it was an aged couple. The old
gentleman carried his gold-headed cane,
and bustled around as if it was his
mission to entertain everybody. One
would almost think that he thought
himself in his own house and the peo
ple around him his guests. His aged
wife was at his side, helping in tlie good
work. I noticed a respect shown them
which age alone cannot always com
mand. 1 soon learned the man to lie
one of Charles the Tenth's Minister's of
finance. J shall always remember the
extreme courtesy and politeness of thee
old people, and their endeavor to make
verybody happy around them." '
"Did they talk to George Sand ?"
"No, for lhe ladv and lipr envntior
kept to themselves, and did not seem to
need any exertions in their favor."
In the conversation about the private
lives of writers, a query came up of this
kind: "Will a woman of good judgment
marry a mail fifteen years younger than
"I shall have lo refer you lo Mr. Dis
raeli. I know that to have been a very
happy marriage. I met Mr. Disraeli
anil his wife at Munich, when they
were on their wedding tour. At the
principal hotel we met at the breakfast
table. Mr. Disraeli sat by the side of
his newly-made wife. He might have
been, or at least looked, about thirty
years old. His intensely black hair was
smoothed to perfection. At that time
he had becomo famous as an author.
Everything seemed noticeably new to
him. Mrs. Disraeli appeared liko a
kind-hearted, middle-aged English
woman, and Disraeli seemed lhe one to
carry the idea that he hail drawn the
prize. Time has shown how devoted
they were to each other. In the last
few months of her life we hear of his
wolking by her side and supporting her
tenderly. She must have been nearly,
A Journal Sr tho Teopte.
Kevoted to the Intercstsof Humanity.
Independent In Politic!! and Religion.
live to alt Uve Issues nnd Thoroughly
Radiea! in Oppostngand Rxpoing Ilia Wrongs
ot the Mnei
Correspondents writing over amimetl signs
Hires mint make known their names to the
f&llior.or no attemhiu will he given to tlielr
if not quite, eighty. In mv opinion,
Disraeli is one of tlie most remarkable
men of this age, when we remember the
obstacles he had to overcome to reach
the position he occupies in England.
The prejudice which exists there against
his Jewish faith alone is enough to chill
the most ambitious."
Jolin Jillson's View of 'Woman Suffrage.
Jh Editor: Hoorah! They oughtn't
to vote! I've been studying the matter
carefully, lirstattlic Constitutional Con
vention, and then in the papers, and I'm
convinced. I was convinced before I
began, but now I'm much more so; in
fact, I'm rather more convinced than
there's any use in beinir on a single sub
ject; it seems like a waste of good argu
ments; and so, as it s likely some of
your readers haven't had my chances of
enlightenment, I thought they (the ar
guments) might aa well bo used again
(with a little care, or course, not to
stretch them loo violently
firstly, then, the female oueht not to
vote becsuse her mind is easily swayed.
(Emotional, von know creature of Im
pulse moved through her allections
what would she be in the hands of de
second Khe ought not to vote because
the female is naturally headstrong.
(Proved by the proverbs of all Ages".
"When she will she will," and the rest
rit. Put her in a jury box, and she'd
keep us there till doomsday tor a mero
matter of iipinion.)
em to .sneak up won't push forwanl.
for instance, to eot a good place at a
steamboat dinner no moral courage.)
f otirtli She is too brazen. (That's
easy enough to prove no use wasting
lime on it.)
Fifth She couldn't be induced to
vote. (Why, a lady told me only yes
terday she had all the power she wanted
friend of mine iii"Ii family hus
band's brought her pretty well down,
though good fellow nobody's enemy
but his own.)
Mxth Thev would all nejileet their
babies to rush to the olls. Now ponder
that, sir; that's the finest argument of
all. Think how much precious time we
should liwe from their home duties;
their care rorour utile wauls, etc., while
they were traveling to and from tlie
polls. (And then tlie thing would hap
pen every election day.)
Seventh They would lose Iheir influ
ence. (Of course they must sacred in
fluence of woman; persuasive accents
grinding away all day long. You listen
when you feel like it sometimes quite,
Eighth They would exereisetooniueh
influence. (Think of being lobbied by a
fair creature, with, perhaps, $.50 worth
of golden hair and a smile. Whose
party allegiance could stand that? Yon
know how it is yoursolr.)
Xiutii They would be offensively dis
agreeable. ( I)ok at it, ladies, how dis
enchanting it would be how hardened
we should grow to your attractions ir
we should see you with a pen behind
your ear, or calling out "Mr. Speaker,"
or iierhajw a bloomer and sectacles.)
Tenth They are too parsimonious.
(Which I could prove if I had time.)
Eleventh They are too extravagant.
(My wire may talk about little dinners
and cigars and billiards, but tlie head of
a family must understand these things
Twelfth A woman has no sense of
justice, ami therefore can never he a
Thirteenth She has no head for ex
pediency, and therefore can never be a
Fourteenth She mightn't vote our
Fifteenth And then we might cut up
rough, and then she would disturb the
sacred harmony of home.
Sixteenth We yield to none in our
admiration of the sex.
Seventeenth Any poetry that oceuis
Eighteenth Mire of politics.
There are plenty more, and if these
fail to convince you I'll send you on the
rest. Yours triumphantly,
PhUailelphui Etenimj Jlnlleiiii.
A Noble Girl.
Notwithstanding tlie fact that men
receive -higher wages for lalior than
women do, there are more girls laying
up handsome sums of money than there
are j-oung men who save a cent.
Not long since, a delicate-looking girl
sent home to Ireland money to pay tlie
passage to America of anotlier member
of the family, who desired to come here
to work and earn a home. Suid a lady
to the girl: "Why does not your brother
send the money? He has been in this
country longer than you, and ought lo
have saved quite an amount."
"Oh, nia'm, my brother would never
send it; he spends as fast as he earns,
and most always foolishly, in drinking
and unfitting himself for work. I am
willing to deny myself clothing for tlie
sake of the dear ones at home."
"Do you share your wages with them
all the time?"
"Yes, ina'in, T send money home
every three months more than half I
"Does your brother ever send any?"
"Not much. Once or twice since I
came to America, four years ago, he has
sent ten dollars."
"Are you not afraid if anotlier brother
comes to this country, be will follow
the example of his older brother, and
becomo improvident and addicted to
"Sometimes that fear troubles me, but
I believe he will do better, for he was
always a wiser boy."
The girl is brave and noble. Quietly
she pursues her duties, and denies her
self adornment and pleasures, although
she is pretty, and may be supposed to
delight in gratifying the vanities which
possess almost all comely women.
The helpless ones at home are first in
her heart, and for their sakes she toils
from year to year, perhaps thinking
that sometime the right man will come
along who will marry and take her to
As the habits of young men now aro
there is not one among a thousand
worthy of becoming her husband, and
the wisest thing she can do is to remain
single, unless she meets one who has
had the manhood to resist the tempta
tions that beset theyouth of these times,
to sleal away their senses with rum, and
rifle their pockets of their wages. Elm