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PORTLAND, ORE GON, FKIDAT, AUGUST S20, 1873.
NUMBER -1 .
TWriUen tor the NewXoHliwesc
Tlie Travelers or the Slcrrn.
BY JOHN A. WOMACK.
Far o'er the now-clad, Occident mountains
RoOe two travelere, high and low,
Neck Mad noek by the Ride or the fountain,
FW9k deep lhroirh tire virgin snow.
The i ii.Wt peeped at them out of the maw
dnft. Th -,u.ml- winked at them oon in tlie
While up iii tlie dccp-MneastintKelottd-rirt
Ilamied tin rolors as rainbows new born.
stp i.v Mep ihey still rode on stow! j-,
TjOokini; down ni the landscape view,
Till t hey uir and e!l the sun-flush, holy.
Tint tint a tlie plain with a marigold hoe
t), tlien he Min-llclii shone and trembled!
O.ihen the streams daneed all aOame!
Whi!,- round the red deer male assembled
And lur and near ran mountain game.
Winds In the mountains' mist- eovwlng
Now Myh hi the trees and twirl the leave
See, the h:x -rouho overall is liovertnc!
Sec , l.isi i,i the oak the grape-vine cleaves!
Still on and on through the changefHl vent her
Penr at the faintest and hope at the best,
Went our two young men riding together.
Over the mountains and Into the West.
Thatidi r with I leaning on high now rolling;
BUiek clouds ail in their anger rush
Rack and forward, the wind controlling
Look up ami see the big rain gush!
lint. Mill ihe young men smile at the thunder,
For grjei fcits light on tlie yonthfnl brow.
Till o'er their heads flew a ghostly wonder
The you i hful pair are in terror now.
Angry spirits with eyes all ghastly
Now shriek with lury o'er tlie land;
One of t hem follows the two, and lastly
Above his head he shook his liaml.
"Oomi !" he vnld; "It Is now time to be going;
I apeak to you yonr death -day doom;
TaffCher we'll ride on the Motio-cIohU, sowing
The nun, and pluck the lightning's plume."
There were Ave spirits, with eyes like amber;
one wreathed the star-beams; one Saturn's
One made the loam-braids, one a pearl cham
And one a green Can of peaeoebs wings.
Vow onward until they alight ou a mountain.
Wliere new moons and stars to their eyes
Wliere the son); of the dew-fall and sparkling
Bepin In ihe evening and lasted 'till mora.
Under them now tlie hells are rtngltig.
While higher and higher they soar am r;
They hear the flow of tlie rivers' singing
In n lute-like voice at the evening star.
Waving plains with plume and tassel,
Sky with it hues and moonlight rooms
What: are these where the star-beams neetlt.
What are these to a spirit's plumes ?
Yet Memory, holding fond and tender
The pleasures faded and Joys of yore,
Oft bora the travelers from all this aptenilor,
Bark to their homos on a far-away shore.
Stilt on and on through tlie spring-time
Fear at the faintest and hope at the best.
Went the travelers and spirit together,
Sallhu; away 1st the crimton West.
ELLEH DOWD, THEP ABATER'S "WIFE.
IA it l SEfcOND.
Kateied according to the Act of Congress In
tlie year 1871 by Mrs. A. J. Dunlway, In tlie of-
lice of ihe librarian of Congress at Washington
Tlie wedding was a quiet one. A few
friends those only who wore acquaint
ed with the early life-history of Ellen
Dowd were bidden guests. Her half a
score of children, some of them by this
time blooming into early maidenhood
others great, romping boys, whom no
amount of education nor culture could
polish into gentlemen, and others yet
too young to have coucorn for anything
beyond their childish pursuits, were
none of them recalled from school to
wllnoss tlie nuptials. Edgar "Worth had
at first insisted that they should be pres
ent, but Ellen was firmly opposed to tho
"Tlwy know little about you, and
care leas," she said earnestly. "When
I, poor seli-deluded simpleton that
was, endured their unwolcome exist-
A1UU CI 1'IUI - 1... nnnt OIlfTn.ltl
overwork and responsibility wcro forced
into uiy earthly way, already over
grown with thorns and brambles, and
lending up steep hillsides of ever-in
creasing difllctilty, although I felt it to
be my duty to endure them, I little
know the great physiological facts that
have since become a part of my very
self, or I should havo defied their father
and abolished the unholy union years
and years before desperation drove me
"I am sure, my dear, that your chll
dren are quite equal to the average,
am disappointed in you, that you aro
not proud of them."
"No mother could love her children
more devotedly. Indeed, sometimes
feel such a sense of humiliation when
brooding ovor the fact that they, like
niultinliod thousands of others, aro
doomed, through life, to the unhappy
consequences that surrounded their pre
natal existence and brought them into
the world unwolcomed, unhonorcd, and
during my hardest trials, almost un
loved, Hint I feel that no sacrifice which
I could make, no devotion of which my
soul is capable, could be sufficient to
alone to them for tho great misfortune
of their unwelcome existence."
"Do not your children sympathize
Willi you and lovo you devotedly?" Ed
gar asked with some coneorn.
- "Sometimes I fondly imagine that
they do, but I find them so often thor
oughly selfish, so little accustomed to
other appreciation or my devotion to
them than that which is produced
througli tneir own necessities or selfish
desires, that I am more deeply disap
pointed in tnom man I care to confess.'
"Do you think there is no remedy for
"I know of none"
The conversation was dropped, but
tbe bridegroom elect was not satisfied.
To tho older children of her whoso life
interests were so soon to bo conlldcd to
his keeping he wrote kind, affectionate
letters, informing them of the approach
ing nuptials, giving hearty assurances
of his affectionate interest in their wel
fare, wisely giving a flno description of
their mother's deep attachment to them
and her earnest desiro to consult tiioir
wishes in everything pertaining to their
An answer from tbe four oldor ones,
wlio wore attending school at adjacent
institutes, was duly sent as follows:
San Jose, July 14, IS.
Lev. EdgarWort!iSir:As our father
that is to be we thank you for remem
bering us. Tell the old lady if sho bad
invited us to be present we should have
liked her belter, but that it's all rightl
so she comes down with plenty of
stamps. Accept tho congratulations of
Peter, Sarah, John, Sue.
"How singular that Ellen should be
so mistaken in regard to the manage
ment of her children," was the 6ecret
comment of her husband of an hour.
"I believe I've found my life work. My
wife has been groping in darkuofs, cop
ing single-handed with odds too great for
her. I must win the lovo of her chil
dren. Their selfishness aud want of af
fectionate regard for her are not alone
the outgrowtli of unwelcome exist
ence" The few bidden guests had gone, leav
ing tho husband and wife alone in tho
groat house. Hand in hand they stood
together in tbe glitter of the evening
"Are you thoroughly happy, Ellen,
my treasure, my wife?" drawing her
closo to his aide and speaking witli im
passioned earnestness. "You know that
if we are to realize tho highest ideal of
earthly happiness we must havo no
thoughts hidden from each other, and
when I ask you honestly to tell me if
our soul has found perfect rest, for
our sake and mine I desire a candid
"No,Edgar, I am not perfectly happy.
In tliis hour of my great joy, whou in
listening to your tender words I feel
tho sweet assurance that naught but
death shall part us, my mother soul
goes out afresh to my neglected fledge
lings. X feel, devoted mother as I havo
always imagined myself, that I havo
done them injustice in consummating
this union without their counsel ami
'So I thought, my dear, and, to quiet
your doubts, let me say that I antici
pated this feeling in your soul, and
wrote to the boys at Sail Jose and the
girls at Santa Clam, asking their con
sent, and in reply receiving it. My
dearest, pardon me, but I have thought
that you do not live near enough to
our children In love and sympathy.
You do not make common cause with
them in your struggles, and they, being
young and unaccustomed to close think
ing, do not realize the depth of your de
"But, Edgar, life has been so hard, so
bitter and real to me, that I have
striven with my wholo powor of mind
and body to shield them froin such ex
Poor, struggling waif upon tho
waves of life, did you never reflect that
the trials you have undergone have
strengthened, purified, ennobled you?"
"I know that they have sometimes
mado mo a very demon," was the im
'I grant that you have had more than
you needed, more than you should have
borne, but all that is past Now I want
you to look forward to the illimitable
to be. Will you do it? "Will you lot
me devise plans for uniting our chll
dren, for I feel that Providence has
mado them mine, in the close, affection
alo relationship with you and mo. which
should exist in all households whother
the tics be those of afllnity or consan
"Edgar "Worth, you know it is said
that it is not good for man to be alone.
I know that it is not good for woman,
Men have called me 'strong-minded,'
aud women have accused mo of lacking
tho fomlnino virtue of 'dependence.'
havo myself sometimes felt tltat It was
well for mo to bo alone, butl admit that
the union of spirit with spirit is the ono
great desideratum if we would bo able
to act wisely or attain a reasonable
amount of happiness. Ihavoconlldonco
in you, and I bolicvo you will aid mo in
performing a duty by my troiipo of ob
streperous responsibilities which I alone
was powerless to accomplish. A fow
moments ago you asiccu ma 11 x was
happy. I can answer in tho nfllrniativo
For a day or two the newly married
nair enjoyed a quiet interchange of
thouglils and :feclings, and then, ar
rangements having been completed for
giving tho children a reception, they
were all called home for the summer va
Nobly did the husband aud wifo per
form their united task of love, in win
nlng over these children to a stato of
peace and harmony,
The older members of tho household.
having arrived at that (lo themselves)
intensely interesting ago when wiser
in their own conceit than seven jnou
who can irender. a reason, were at first
rebellious arid determined not to become
reconciled lo their mother's husband
but their opposition grow less as the
days rolled on, and one month had not
elapsed ere tho whole half score had
unanimously voted him a "brick."
And now, reader mine, let us leavo
this family, whose chords of harmony
have so often been unstrung, In posses
sion of a new-found happiness. Let
them havo opportunity, unseen by pub
lic eyes, lo knit together the fibers of af
fection which havo for so long reached
out in vain for auswering chords with
which they might entwine; and while
they are learning the now and all-important
lessons of a better lifo in this
world, and aro consequently preparing
for a more perfect ono in tho next, let
us cross tho continent and tarry for a
while at the wcll-rcmomborcd home of
Tho news of Ellen's marriage on the
far Pacific shore, and a detailed account
of her wealth and prosperity, has just
become tho tlieme of a sensational talo
iu tho columns of tho Mackinaw Ex
press. Zick Hamilton, now superannuated,
but retaining the samo characteristics
with which ho in by-gone days greeted
us, is seated upon nn inverted sugar
trougli under the old maple hard by the
graves of the first Peter Dowd and
Ellen, his wife. Around him are gath
ered an eager group of listeners, and as
lie reads the interest and astonishment
"It sounds like a fairy tale," said Pe
ter Dowd abstractedly.
"Tan my hydo for sole leather, if that
Elleu don't beat all creation!" ejaculated
Ziek. "If her sisler Sarah had lived
she'd a' done wonders quite equal,
"She'd a' been compelled to leavo
you, first," said Polly Dowjl, indig
nantly, as sho passed them on her way
to tho cow-yard.
Ziek Hamilton scratched his head.
Evidently ho had got an idea.
"It seems to me tho very devil's lo
pay among women!" exclaimed rotor
Dowd. "In my mother's day nobody
ever heard ofwomen cutting up such
tantrums. I've known 'cm lo endure
aud die many a time, but hardly ever
knew one to leavo her lawful husband
for any cause till within the last dozen
ears. It's woman's rights that does it.
Women aro easy onougii lo manage till
they get restive under tho matrimonial
I should think that a woman who
wouldn't get 'restive' under such a
'yoke' as you forced poor Ellen Dowd to
wear would bo a very insiped sort of
creature," said Dr. Goft, who had silent
ly appeared upon tho scene and listened
to the story aud its consequent com
"Her mother never grumbled," said
Ziek Hamilton, "an' I know very well
that there was many a bright streak in
illen's life that 7ic didn't enjoy."
"It would havo been far belter for bor
if sho had grumbled," was Dr. Coil's
"What!" exclaimed Zick. "Do you
believe in rebellious wives, an1 iu get-
tin' divorces on slight provocations,
leadin' families lo destruction an' de-
stroyin' the divine institution of mar
I bcliovo that a husband and wife
should bear one another's burdens, sir.
I believe that a marriage in which there
Is no conjugal union is adultery.'
"Then I s'poso that's why you nover
married," said Zick with a laugh
"You was 'fraid you wouldn't strike a
Dr. Gofl's voico grew strangely sol
"Tho woman I should have married,
who was in deed and truth my other
self, was married to another while yet a
child. She yielded, becauso ignorant of
eternal laws, to tho blind impulses of
au unrestrained will, and reaped tho
bitter consequences in all her after life."
"Doctor, would you miud telling us
who your charmer was?" queried Pelcr
Dowd, trying to speak lightly, but it
seemed that his voico was crocked, so
husky were his words.
"Her name was Ellen D'Arcy, sir; af
terwards Ellen Dowd."
"Do you mean to say, Dr. Goff, that
you loved viy tvicl" and Peter looked
the personification of injured rage.
"I mean lo say, sir, that I loved her
mother. Sho little knew, poor, blight
ed, impoverished, unhappy child, that
I, the playmate of her childhood, took
up my abode in theso western wilds just
to bo near her in lier days of trial.
had no legal or moral right lo tell her
so, and the dear child was loyal to her
marriago vows in word and deed." And
theu ho added to himself, "I was not
sorry when she passed on, though."
"Did you never talk to her of this?"
"Sho was another man's lawful wife,
sir. Of course I didn't!"
"Weil, l always thought you took
Ellen's part when sho run away from
me. I'm half inclined lo believe you
persuaded her to do it."
"It is true, you heartless niggard
that I believe she did perfectly righ
uuder the circumstances, but it is not
true that she acted by my advice. How
ever, had sho sought my counsel,
should have told her to do exactly as
"Becauso you treated her even worse
than you treat your present wife, iou
made a menial drudge of her; you ap
propriated her entire earnings loyour
own selfish interests, aud took no pains
to lovo or cherish her, sick or well."
That's dangerous doctrine, Dr. GofT,"
interrupted Ziek. "Let such ideas get
started among women, and tho world
would come to a pretty pass. A wom
an's like a nigger; keep her down so she
don't know nolhin', and you can man
age Iior fust rate. Lot her git silly
notions in her head about rights, and
she's fsp'ilt eternally."
Tho wifo of Peter Dowd camo trudg
ing past, carrying two pails full of
"Why don't you help that woman,
"Becauso it won't do to humor women
Dr. Gofi" accosted Ihe poor creature
cheerfully, aud taking the pails from
her hands, carried them to the kitchen.
'I shouldn't wonder if that old devil
puts mischief iu her head," suggested
"If lie can put moro in tlian's already
there, he's wolcome," was the gruff
Polly had well said to Ellen tho last
time they met, that iter bargain was a
hard one. "Tho way of the transgressor"
hail proved to bo no exception in her
Great was tho gossip in tlie neighbor
hood. Mrs. Grundy was informed by
all tho Mr. Grundy's that Ellen Dowd
had kept a bagnio, faro bank aud what
not that was awful; and that she had
prospered in an infamous calling, aided
by Hie ministor, her accomplice iu the
woll-romemtcred jury trial, and partner
n her guilt and shame. They would
have said yot harder things, only thcro
was nothing worso to say. Peter Dowd,
striving to believe cvory intimation of
her wickedness, would only shake his
head and say: "It's woman's rights
that's done it."
To be continue)!.
Sermon on the "Woman Qnestion."
BY ELDER ICIIAllOn MUI.I5X, OF CWECKfiWAMl'
From the Woman's Journal.
My text is compiled from Genesis and
King Solomon. Which it reads as fol
lows, to-wit, namoly:
"Anil Adam said. Hits is now bone of
my bones A brawling woman in a wide
house A roaring lion and a raging
bear. Tills also is vanity and vexation
of spirit It is better to dwell in tlie
This text, ray hearers, is thus solocled
from diflerent portions of tlie Scripture,
because I havo observed timt other min
isters find it easier to prove tills side of
the Woman Question in that way. I
have noticed, too, that preachers go
down to anciout times to prove woman's
proper place; anil so l nave gone bacK
to Adam, and that makes a sure thing
'And Adam said. This is now bone
of my bono A brawling woman in a
wiuehousc A roaring lion and a raging
To what docs this refer? To what can
it refer, my hearers, but to them women
as is now getting out of their sphere?
No wonder the inspired writer ex
claimed, "Vexation of spirit! It Is bet
tor to dwell lu tlie wilderness."
Firstly, they get out of their sphere
when they hanker after moro edncation
than is suited for females. Sonic wom
on so far get out of their sphere as to
study mechanics aud astronomy. "What
right havo women to Know astronomy :
I rcneat it. what right? Won't the
stars get along just as well without their
chasing of them tip ? It's none of their
business how many rings Saturn has.
They better bo stayingat home, mending
tneir husband's socks, tan a woman
know astronomy and be a modest, re
fined lady ? No, it uusexes her. Can a
woman cook a dinner while she's gaz
ing througli a telescope? That's the
pint, my hearers; can she cook a dinner
while she's star-gazing through a tele
scope' Of course sho can't. Don't
that prove it's none oi ncr business .'
Yes, that proves it. I believe in sub
stantiation by solid logic.
Ami Adam said, Tins is now none oi
my nones A brawling woman in a
wide house A roaring lion and a raging
Secondly, there is women as is be
coming doctors. If there is anything
that riles my very soul, it's that, lo
think, when my wifo is sick, of having
woman come to sec ncr: it shocks
my nerves, nnd maices my lew wnito
hairs stand on end. 1 don't know what
tills world is coming to. According to
"A roarinc lion and a racing bear
This also is vexation or spirit It is bet
ter to dwell in the wilderness."
Hut alas! this is not tho extent.
There's worse evils than this, my licar-
ors. such as women Iearninir business,
learnine- telecrai)hy. and trade, and
ownlnc land! DidEvc. or Sarah, or Ile-
becca, or the women of St. Paul's time
telegraph, or buy ranroati siock, or meu
dlo witli bonds and mortgages? No,
my hearers, they were moiiest anu iem
Ininp. So nitcrht VOU to be.
"And Adam said, litis Is now bone oi
my bones A roaring won anu a raKis
'nrt. fn Abraham. Isaac and Jacob,
Itlrn In ntlnfn St. Paul, becauso I think,
with the Brooklyn Presbytery, that the
Mio3o aired natriarclis are
just appropriate for our time?, when ap
.,iin.i .r.;m lint hero I've been in
troniiin st iiul said women siiouiu
bnnn silnneo in tlie churciies. What
lnnu "Irooti sllpIIPe" tlicall? I S3V it 3p-
nlios lust exactly as mucii iu tuu "
and tho Sabbath School as to Ihe pulpit.
Did Dnrcas nnd Prlscilia. nuu mem
other women of St. Paul's day, sing so
nranv in tho choir or teach m the Man
bath School ? No, indeed they didn't.
I believe with tho Presbvtcrv ill follow
ing SU Paul's words prcsactly, closo up
to the Iota, vcrbatv ad Ulcrat'l. Thero's
no uso iu following them in ono tiling
and not in all. Henceforth not a wom
an shall sine In my choir, nor teacli class
In my Sunday School. In tho words of
, A roaring lion aud a raging bear
Tills also is vexation of spirit It is bet
ter to tiwcn in tho wilderness."
But worse than all other evils com
binctl is women having a interest in tho
nauou. And voting! Horrible! It
gives mo rheumatiz every time I get to
thinking of iL Don'ttell metliatmany
women own property and pay taxes on
it, I hain't talking of that branch of
tho subjeck. Besides, what right has
women to own property? Did Dorcas
and Prlscilia own property? Did Abra
ham's wifo speculate in land? Don't
tell me that Abraham didn't himself iu
those days. I hain't talking of that
branch of tho subjeck. But this voting!
Dreadful! What if my wifo should
want to vote different from mo ? Don't
tell mo that some men aro Methodises
and their wives is Baptists, aud yet they
don't quarrel. I hain't talking about
that brauch of the subjeck.
I bcliovo iu Woman's Sphere, tho
Constitution of the United States, and
tho Ten Commandments, and I don't
believe in a woman having any opin
ions of her own that a husband is bound
"And Adam said, Tills is now the
bone of my bones A roaring Hon and a
raging bear It Is better to dwell In the
Woman's place 13 home, not voting.
Don't tell mo that a man needn't be ab
sent from his business but two hours in
tho year to vote. I hain't talking on
that branch of tho subjeck. I ask, could
she tako care of a baby while she was
voting? That's tlie pint, my hearers,
could she take care of a baby wliiio she
was voting? No, she couldn't Doesn't
that prove it? Yes, that proves it. I
believe in substantiation by solid logic
Besides, she'd have to read up on tlie
subject of tho nation's affairs, and that
would take her time from her duties.
Needn't tell me that much of her time,
now spent in milling and embroidery,
is wasted. At least, it is feminine,
while taking au interest in tho nation is
masculine, and reading about the coun
try would uusex her.
"And Adam said, This is now bone of
my bones A brawling woman iu a
large house Aroaringlionnnd a raging
My hearers, I am done. Tho contem
plation of these evils that threaten to
engulf the land, such as women having
equal liberties with men, brings on my
rheumatiz afresh. Specially since I
heard that tho Independent, Harpers,
and sich, are taking advanced grounds
on this frightful subjeck. But I'm go
ing to fight 'em. Yes, my hearers, I'm
going to light 'cm, liko Sampson, to the
dust. Thon, if after all they're too many
for me, I must leavo tho country. I
can't go lo Europe, for I hear Its getting
lo be as bad there, I must escape to Pat
agonia. "A roarinir lion and a racinir bear
AH is vanity ant! vexation of spirit It
were better to dwell in the wilderness."
New York Shop Girls.
It is estimated that there aro 125,000
fomtiles enrnin'r a living In New lork
city and its vicinity by their daily labor,
aside from those omrageu in domestic
pursuit-". The wages otone-lifth of this
number range within the years of child
hood. In nearly every occupation
which the wauls or humanity sustain,
women are eiisaircd. More than 400
employments aro recorded, in which
they are largely ropre&eiued. xnere are
botween -NX) and oOd establishments in
New York city employing upwards of
l.suii milliners. There aro between iu,-
000 and 12,000 women employed In mak
ing artmciai liowers nuu curuiur anu
dressing ornamental feathers. Two-
thirds oi this number are under hltecu
years of age, and in some factories uono
but young girls are received to learn on
account of the leticth of time required to
in tho lareest anu most weaituy ury
goods houses, the sewing machinery iu
tuo millinery department is run by
steam, which simplifies the labor. At
theso establishments the frins' wages
average from soven to twelve dollars per
weeK. x or covering parasols anu um
brellas the girls rcceivo from eight to
twenty-four cents. Many old ladies re
duced in circumstances aud in some in
stances from nlllucncc widows of
bankers work at making caps from
sun-rise to mid-night for twenty-five
cents a day.
There aro 0,000 tailoresses dolus cus
tom work, and of theso 7,400 aro vest
makers. Tho first-class workers in this
department of men's garments receive
better prices than those iu otner
brandies of tailoring. Some "slop
shops" nay twenty cents for making a
vest and liitccn cents for pantaloons.
bcverai thousand women anu cins
work ill the various book-binding estab
lishments of the city, aud it is thought
that at least half of tho girls working
thus aro under fifteen years of ago.
Many of the employees aro persons of
refinement and education, and thoso in
the larger establishments are sur
rounded by elevating influences.
Young girls employed at tho American
Bible Society cam from to 7 per
week lor binding and folding lilbies.
Many thousand women are at worn in
tho tobacco factories, principally in
"stemming" the weed and packing it
lor market, nicy also maKo cigars anu
color the bladders for holding snufl, fill,
pack, cap, label, varnish and wrap
them. The worKcrs, wnuo uatuiung
the snuil and tobacco, aro as fully under
Its inllucucc as the most inveterate
smoker or chewer. Necessarily a large
nuantitv or the line dust is lunaicd,
which causes great oppression at the
stomach. Induces diseases of the lungs.
and otherwise seriously injures the
IIorKFUL. No cloud is so dark that
there Is not light beyond. A wretched
little ten-year-old boy, ragged and al
most bare-footed, drifting along Detroit
streets a few days ago, was asked wliere
his father was. "Dead," responded tho
young gentleman, amiably. "Where's
vour motlnr?" "Bun away," he an
- . - r 1 .
swpreu. ills luienocuior expresseu
sympathy and observed that ho mu3t
reel lonesome. aiu mis micnming
child wipe the eye of selfish sensibility
at this speecnt am, iu
broader, more humanitarian and artis-.
tic channels, iiisyuuiniui, uuuiuvuuu
tenanco glowed and brightened, and au
rniNnt. smile nlaved upon his lips.
The purest, sweetest dreams of his early
years anu teuuer auuvituuuiuui m iu-
turo mlugled in that same.
Lonesome! "Not a bit or It!" ex-
. .... 1 . li.it- Ifllmwilo rrntnl
claimed tuo ur.no uj ,
to be the biggest circus hero next week
you ever set eyes on!" There is a strik
ing resemblance between this true
vouth and the British child
wlio, on being told that his father was
lost at sea, burst imu iei,
"He had my best jack-knife witliliira."
The papers in tlie case of Ann Eliza
Webb Young, praying for a divorce
from Brigliatn Young, woro personally
served upon the Prophet, on the 20th
tilt. The loiiowing are mo mam points
in the complaint: Tho plaintiff avers
she is tlie wife of defendant; was mar
ried on tho Gth of April, 1S03: has two
children by a former marriage; lias no
personal property or means oi living;
for one year after marriage defendant
lived with her; since then he almost en
tirely deserted her: defendant sent her
and tho children to live on a farm four
miles from Salt Lake, where she had
for an only companion, her mother;
had to do menial work, dressing coarsely
and faring badly; defendant visited her
occasionally, and never remained over
half au hour; treated her with scorn and
contempt; exacted tho earnings of the
farm; in the fall of 1S72, by direction of
dcrendaut, planum took up a residence
in Salt Lake City, which she had been
compelled to leave from want of support
and fear of violence from defendant; has
called upon defeudaut frequently for
maintenance, but lias been refused.
She is in feeblo health and under medi
cal treatment, and has been obliged to
sell her furniture to meet current ex
penses. Sho sues for a divorce on ac
count of neglect and bad treatment.' and
states that her husband has an income of
S400,000 a month. She prays Tor law
yers' fees of $20,000, of which i;6,000 is to
be paid down as a preliminary fee, and
the balance on the termination of tlie
suit, she meanwhile to receive $l,0o) a
montii for support. She finally prays
$200,000 to bo set aside from tlie defend
ant's estate and paid to her as alimony.
The, reply is set down for August 5.
Judge Emerson will probably hold the
court. .Meanwhile urigiiam oung is
attempting to quiet his domestic diffi
culties by threats. In one of his recent
"sermons" lie said: "1 wi.ih my women
to understand that what I am going to
say is for them as well as other, and I
want those who arc here to tell their
sisters yos, all the women in the com
munity. 1 am going to give you rrom
this time to the Gth of October next for
reflection, that you may determine"
whether you wish to stay with your
husband or not, and then 1 am going to
set every woman at liberty, and say to
them, 'ow go your way.' And my
wives have got to do one of two things,
either round up their shoulders to enduro
tlie afflictions of this world, and live
their religion that is, polygamy or
they must leave; for I will not have
them about me. I will go to heaven
nlono rather than to have scratching
and fighting about me. I will set all at
liberty. What, first wifo too? Yes,
liberate you all. I want to go some
where or do something to get rid of the
whiners." Upon which tho Chicago
Post makes the following indignant
"To the thousands of miserable Mor
mon women whoso youth has been
passed in the seraglios of tho saints, and
who are now faded, wofii and spiritless,
encumbered with children, destitute.
and without employment or prospect of
honorable marriage, tins is very much
as if ho had said: 'There is the lake; if
you aro dissatisfied with your life in the
harem, quit it. Go drown.' It is evi
dent that Young has resigned all
thoughts of maintaining polygamy, and
when it finally has to be abandoned,
will get rid of it as indicated, simply by
turning the plural wives out of doors.
No laws, it is obvious, need be aimed at
polygamy itolf. It is now entirely
dead. But this wrong against the vic
tims of the system which, iu view of its
destruction, is being planned by tho
Mormon leaders, should be prevented.
The least compensation that they should
oe iorceu to maKo to these women is the
payment of precisely such sums as. in
case of divorce for adultery of the Iius-
uauu, tuo courts would order paid to the
wife. An act of Congress should be
passed authorizing judgment therefor
on suit of any Mormon wife, and the
judgment should be a lieu not only on
the property or tho iiusbaud, but or
Brigham, who, as the church person 1-
licd, has amassed millions rrom ins tith-
ings, no small share of which were the
fruits of the labors of these women."
Mrs. Chenoweth, tho widow of Colo
nel B. P. Chenoweth, late United States
Consul at Canton, entered last winter
upon a clerkship or the lirat-clas3 at the
Custom House, receiving tlie salary
which belongs to tho ofiice. This is the
first regular Custom House appoint
ment given to a woman; and it is given
to her partly in consideration of the ser
vices or her nusoanu, who won uigii dis
tinction in the war, and afterward ren
dered the government faithful service iu
China, where two years ago ho died at
his post. Mrs. Chenoweth, during the
illness of her husband, and for some
time afterward, performed the duties of
tho Consulate in a manner which se
cured for her tho formal commendation
of tlie State department. Her appoint
ment to tho consulate, ror winch she
was entirely competent, and with tho
duties of which she was perfectly
familiar, would have been an act of jus
tice and courtesy which our Government
might well havo performed under tlie
circumstances, it was a step, however.
for which Mr. Fish was not ouitc pre
Tho weekly wages of female teachers
in Maine is $3 50. Now, if a female
teacher instruct both summer and win
ter the twenty weeks of tho school year.
she will receive the magnificent sum of
$72. That is, if a young woman was to
go into Maine to teach for a living, cacli
year she will get $72 and her board for
twenty wceKs, and lor tuo remaining
thirty-two weeks she must pay $71 21,
tho average teacher's board being $2 32
per week. 8ho will, then, at the end of
the year, bo in debt $2 25, without lay
ing ono cent for culture, clothing or
Tho late Dr. Marshall Hall, of Eng
land, said: "If I were seriously ill of
consumption I would livo out doors day
anu night, except in rainy weather or
midwinter; then I would sleep in an
unplostered log house. Physio has no
nutriment, gasping for air cannot cure
you, monkey capers in a gymnasium
cannot cure you, and stimulants cannot
cure. What consumptives want is air.
not physic pure air, not medicated air
plenty or meat and bread."
A few minutes' devotion at night will
not clear tho conscience of a. foul i riot-
done during tho day, nor will going to
church on Sunday atouc for llic wilful
aiua oi a wcck.
The Goodrich Tragedy.
nTTBRTWrlKO nBVKI.ATIOXS CONCElMCtNO 'THE
MUltnFR L1ZJIIE I,IAVD KCNQUXUOSOilSIIEK
S EI.F TO A LADY ACQfAtNT.VXCE AT TUB KAV-'
Lizzie Lloyd King, alias Kale Stod
dard, tlie murderess of Charles Good
rich, continues to enjoy pretty good gen
eral health, and apparently a conscience
overburdened with sorrow at her sum
mer residence, the Raymond-street Jail.
In conversation witli a lady tho other
lay, sho exhibited tho locket which she
constantly wears about her neck, and
showed her tho inscription engraved on
the insido of tho cover "Thursday
morning, Marcli 20, 1S73." Kate showed
her visitor a small particle of congealed
blood in the case, and remarked: "I had
a little left after I swallowed that in tlie
presence of Chief Campbell, but some
one opened my locket, and lost my
treasure out. I am so sorry. I have
tried hard to find it. It was all I had."
Speaking of Miss Palm, she expressed a
liking for her, as she is a good woman,
and if sho was his idea of character, she
(Kate) wanted to speak to her. Sho
"I All SOKRV FOli THE PAST
So sorry but I loved Charley, and I
would havo tried lo bo anything for Ids
sake. I measured existence by Ills love
for mo, and T would have done anything'
for the sake of his love. Had I known
that he had loved auothcr,and wanted'
her, I would have goqe." ?
When asked whether she had faith in
tho future, Kato replied:
"Yes. Do you think my little baby
lives there? It was only live months,
but the little ono was mine. It was a
little girl, and its little hand rested on
its face. I did riot want to lose it, and'
that abortion was so awful. It was
wrong, too, and it changed mo from
what I had been before. If ho had let
my baby live I could have stood it my
little baby! I loved it so from the first,
aud I thought all along that Charlie,
loved it too. Bnt I had to give it un,
and oh! I cannot tell how tlie colli'
entered my heart then. It's all over
now, but I cannot help wishing it Itad
lived. Wheii the baby would come, I -thought
to myself, I would have a new
tic in life, and it would make it happier
ror us both, lint x aid not Know l was
to go; that I must get out and be lost. I
could bear the suffering for Charlie's
sake; but when I found that
CHARLIE HAD TAKEN FROSt ME MY
And was going to put mo out of his
feiglit, I thought I was surely somebody
else; it could not be. It was so different
from what he said. I just suited his
nature, lie snid, and was his other self,
and he would show me how to do, and
oh, I could have been all that he wanted
me to be. But he had family pride, and
he let it kill my child and turn me on
tlie world, ruined in everything. I
wanted back my baby them, and I told
him so. I took tiie letter that I wrote
to his father, and I handed it to him
I myself. If lie had heard my pica,
listened to the truthful story iu it, it
would not have been so with me, I am
sure. And at tho inquest, when he
looked at me as if he hated me so, I felt
that I had done my best to make a
friend of him. I saw lie was' glad I was
suffering, but he knew I suilered when
I wrote him that letter that time. Oh!
how I tried, after it was all over, to be
strong and go home! But I could not
tell my mother. Yet it fa foolish, but,
I must say it,
I WOUXD RATHER SEE JtV MOTHER XOW
Than any other being on earth. Lsiiould.
so love to feel her closo to me onco
Miss King remarked that she was at
the funeral iu Cumberland street, anil
stood by while the collin was brought
out. "There was a rope or a cord lying
on the ground, and when I looked down
my root was in it, and it was in tho
shape of a noosel But I talked to a
woman there, who was trundling a
child in its wagon, and she talked to me
about there being no likelihood of tho
murderer being caught." bhe said sho
did not believe iu Spiritualism, but
"Charlie" wanted lier to go away and
not tell tho truth; it would do no good;
but suo couldn't leave XSrooklvn. "I
believe in the
TRUTHS THAT CHRIST TAUCJIIT," '
She said. "I wisli I had known better'
how to follow- them. When it was all
over, I thought I would go home to my
mother, nut sue would then Know.
something, aud would ask me, aud it
would only have pained me. Just be-"
fore tho arrest, I had found strength to
go, and something seemed to hurry me
to leavo quick." Subsequently Kale
said: "I wish women wlio have to work
for their bread were better paid. They
ought to havo better wages. Bad
thoughts come to tlie starved and for
saken. I went twice to JLho Woman's
Home once with Charles and once
alone and since then I have been once,
and I thought tho lady there would
know me, but she didn't. I wanted a
room witli quiet people, but I couldn't
get one, and I left." In reply to a quos-.
tion as lo whether sho expected any
thing but justice, sho said: "I was
never made to follow any law that was.
not plain to mo. If I am to be judged,
it will be the right decision, no doubt."
Ar. Y. Herald.
Tho contrast between tho selfishness
of some men and the self-saciifico of,
some women was evidenced in tlie re
cent flight of the inhabitants of Michi
gan from tho burning forest. Tho
correspondent of the Chicago says:
Wo overtook mauy who, panic-struck.
hadllcd. like Lot from Sodom, and yet
found no path of escape except tlie rail
road track. A dozen times our train
stopped to pick up the footsore and ex
hausted wanderers. One woman had
carried her infant between the flames'
for fivo miles. Another, a stout young
fellow, boasted that ho had saved a gal
lon of whisky. His looks and language
showed that he had saved too much of
it as tho whale saved Jonah by swal
The Annaijs of a Quiet Woman.
"If any man says a woman can't keep a
secret, strangle him on the spot," pro
claims the Prairie City Herald, and to
nacK up its romarKs it says that Mary
Hittle of that place wcut on a littlo
pleasure excursion to ijuincy wuu.
Arthur Lockhart, tlirco years ago, and
thcro the two wero married. They told
no one, the groom went oil' to Kansas on
tho following day. and having ,got
everything to suit him ho now "wants
his wife. Mary told hor folks all about
it the other day, picked up her band
box and wont out to commence Housekeeping.