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POTiTLAlN'D, OREGON, TPHITArv, OCTOBER f24,, 1873.
Madge Miller, on a sunimar day,
Walked , a usual, her pleasant -way.
Herdrm was tidy, her apron -white;
Her aoe ws sweet an the morning light.
Khe was a country village maid
Learnings country milliner trade.
Her hnU were soft, and her drew was clean.
And little ulie knew what tare might mean.
Slie aald: "I'll work at my pretty trade.
And lire a happy and free old maid.
Lovers may tome, ami lovers may go,
I'll have none ol them, no, no, uol"
But a sailor came with a toll Mlk hat;
He told her a story worth two or that
The same W mflry by lovers told
Slnee first the earth out ol chaos rolled
i Let us kindly hope, who are old andwle.
He did Mot fcuow he was tdHnc ties.!
"Marry me, darling, ami you shall be
The happiest woman on lurid or sea!
"No lonr tbB will yon have to so
To your dally labor through heat or wow.
"It shall be my pleasure, my law, my life,
To make you a blett ami happy wife.
"Marry me.and you never shall know
A sorrow or hardship, a oaro or woe!
"Marry me, darling! you shall be
The happrtat woman on land or sea!"
.she heard tlteatory or promised bliss
.She waited, wavered ami answered "Yes!"
Bright and bis. was the honey-moon.
And cloixled by worldly cure too soon.
ForlioHework led her lit wearv round
Her feet were tethered, her lianiU were hound.
And children came wHh their Mnall demands.
In her husband's lHie aheame to be
A servant In all but salary.
All her days, whether foul or fair.
Were endless elrcte of work and care;
And half her nights an up ami down
She walked the floor in lierdresilns-gown.
Hushing an ailing Infant's screams,
rst it should break Its father's dreams;
And wash the dlshe and rub the knives
The lofty mission of duteous wives
Or coaxed and doctored a KObMngeblld,
By the na of ear-aelie driven wild
Were seasons of wakeful, nervous dread
So if at last o'er her aching head
The angel or slumber chanced to stoop,
He brought Iter visions ol mumps or croup;
And he rose unrel, and wentonee more
Through the dull routine of the day before.
Week by week did she drudge and tor!.
And stew and pickle, and roast and boll.
And scrub and iron, and sweep and cook,
Her only reading a recipe-book.
And bathe the children, and brush their locks,
Button their aprons and pin their frocks,
And patch old garments, aiMl dam and mend
Oh! weary worry that has no end!
Bhe lost her airy ami sporti ve-wnys.
The pretty charms ofher girlish days
For how can a playful fancy rove '
When one Is tied up to a cooking stove?
Her lace was old ere she reached her prime,
Faded and ea re-worn before lis time.
Sometimes would her well-kept husband look
I p from the page of his paper or book.
And not how the bloom hod loft her face,
And a pallid thinness won Its place-
How gray lwd mixed with her locks of brown,
Ami her ionhead gained a growing frown.
And !wy,"She Is ugly, I declare
I wonder If I ever thought her fair!"
Reason by season, year by year,
IXd she follow the round ol "woman's sphere,"
Not vexing her husband's dnys'or nights
By any mention of woman's rights,
Till she died at last too severely tried
Her life's ooe selflsii deed she died,
Proud and happy, ami quite content
With the slavish way her days were spent!
Feeling, of course, that her life was lost
Nobly In saving a servant's cost!
"Ah! of ail the sad thoughts of women or men
The saddest Is this, "It needn't have been ! "
A PEN JPIOTTJEE.
Four Clatsop, October 5, 1873.
F.ditor New Northwest :
This glorious day, with its cloudless
sky and gentle breeze, seems too rare a
luxury to be monopolized by a few, and
right heartily do I wish that all whose
homes are in the busy, rushing, restless
town might enjoy its sacred, calm and
placid beauty in this secluded spot. Let
me picture the scene for you if I can
Before us lies a beautiful river, whose
clear depths mirror forth the dark ever
greens that overhang its banks, and
whose bosom, when ruffled by the sigh
iug wind, glances and sparkles in the
sunlight, as though strewn thick with
flashing diamonds. Now It is all smiles
and brightness, calm and serenity, and
looks as though the warm kisses of its
great lover, the god of day, had left it
in such perfect peace, such unutterable
content, that no rough blast of Boreas
could ever mar its beauty and banish Its
gladness. Anon, it will be marshalling
an us millions or mimic waves in vain
attempt to resist his rude embrace, and
frowns ami scowling gloom will over
spread It like a pall, as it rushes inadlv
along in fruitless endeavor to elude its
Last night it lay all ouiet and lovir.
wrapped in the embrace of the warm
son niooutigut, winch bent lovino-iv
down and caressed every tiny wavelet
mat laugned ana nuttered in its hannv
sleep. A silvery radiance gleamed over
the whole expanse, and nestled sweetlv
in the vales, and on the gently undulat
ing hills that form the dreamy back
ground of .his Vl vanene. One s,K,
mountain, with four bold peaks, stands
in the distance like a watchful seutinel,
guarding the loveliness at his feet. To
day these hills and the mount are al
most as softly outlined in the mellow
autumn sunlight as they were in the
moonbeams' ray last night Ah, what
a subject for the artist's pencil or paint
er's brush! Though I doubt if the most
skillful of the noble craft could put on
canvas the indescribable bine that gives
our hills their peculiar, dreamy softness
Between the river and the hills iu the
background stretch the wild meadows
of this section, still covered with a rank
luxuriance of tall grass, which is now
exchanging its green for the more sober
russet tint of antumn. Abovo us the
winding river is shut ont from view by
a miniature headland that Juts out ab
ruptly and is faithfully reflected in the
glassy surface Below, to the left, we
see the peninsula upon which the sea
port of Oregon Is built; back of us
stands the forest, looking much the
same probably as it did when Lewis
and Clarke cut from It the materials for
the rude cabins they built here sixty
eight years ago. "Will you take a walk
through these grand old woods ? I did,
a short time ago, and you may look at
tho scenery through my eyes, if you
choose. For about a mile we travel
along on a narrow ridge with a scarcely
perceptible grade, through the graceful,
delicate foliage of tho drooping hemlock
branches; that wave their feathery
forms lightly in tho glancing sunlight,
which flecks ihe forest with gold. Then
we come to a hill where the poet might
have received his thought as to God's
first temple, so tall and straight and
shapely are the countless natural col
umns that spring heavenwanl to sup
port the leafy arch above. Though wo
may not be of the favored few who gaze
on the shattered and decaying memori
als of man's pride and power at Karnak
and Luxor, here we may worship in a
grander temple than Egypt's monarchs
ever built. Hard as tho flinty rock
must be that heart which feels in such
a place no swelling aspirations towards
the Creator, no longing for a pure and
perfect life, free from sin and sorrow.
But as we pass on, winding around tho
heads of deep ravines, traversing the
sides of steep and lofty hills, these emo
tions are succeeded by feelings of admi
ration and perhaps astonishment. Tho
ravines and hill-sides are covered with
a mantle of the richest green that na
ture can furnish, and the eye never
wearies of gazing on this loveliness that
is always fresh and new, alike in winter
and summer. Finally, at tho highest
point on our route, we look down into
Grand Cation, the deepest and wildest
of all the ravines, and from our perch on
the steep hill-side wo gaze through the
thick foliago out upon the broad Pacific,
true to Its name now, for it is as placid
as a lake.
On we go, winding aloiig the hill-side
as before, until wc come down to the j
sandhills that announco Clatsop Plains.
Then a walk of a milo across the sand
ridges some grassy and attractive, and
some bleak and barren suddenly, on
reaching the top of a forbidding deso
late-looking one, highest of all, old
ocean, in all its majesty, rolls its surf
at our feet. Now we can ramble as long
as wc like on the hard, smooth beach,
and comtcmplate the grandeur of tho
ocean in its repose, or imagine its ter
rific fury, when, In an angry storm, its
thundering surges charge fiercely upon
the trembling shore. Then, to come
down to small things, at our feet wo can
watch the tell-tale holes iu the sand
that reveal the retreat of the unfortu
nate clam, and if the fancy takes us, we
can pursue, and if brisk enough, capture
Isn't it rather a humiliating reflec
tion, though, for our superior humanity,
that nothing is safe from man's rapac
ity and greed? Neither the strength
of the buflalo nor tho humble helpless
ness and retirement of the clam, can
avail aught against the voracity of om
But to return from the bit of moraliz
ing: I was visiting the noted Plains af
ter an absence of eighteen years, and
though but a child at that time, I could
still, during this visit, sec somo famil
iar races and scenes. The sight of the
ruins of the old church In which, when
a child, I sat by the sfde of my sainted
mother a visit to the sacred mound
above that mother's grave aroused
ieeungs mat snaKe the soul of the
strong and weak alike. Oh! as long as
the "old, old fashion or Death" lasts
let us indeed "thank God for tho older
fashion or Immortality." How cohW
we bear to look at the truly silent
grave, so eloquent iu its silence, did we
not feel sure that they, the "loved and
lost" are "not lost, but gone before!"
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How terrible the grief of one who, gaz -
ing down at tho relentless grave, feels
that the lost darling, the treasure of
lifo, is there! How blessed the comfort
to feel instead, that the tomb can iiof
hold tho spirit to be certain as we are
of existence that the freo and glo-l
rious soul is roaming through fiolds of
bliss, or soaring above us In loving
watchfulness and gentle ministrations.
Pardon this digression, and let me
tell you of a charming view I enjoyed,
which the fashionable frequenters of the
seaside havo all missed, probably. I
failed to visit the Seasido House,
I through lack of lime, but- this . what f
saw instead: Climbing a high nnd
rugged hill in the edge of the timber,
back of the Plains, there lay before me
a landscape the like of which I never
before gazed upon. The whole length
of the Plains was in sight, and its
breadth also, to the outermost sea-ridge
with its barren waste of gray sand; be
yond stretched the illimitable sea, mys
terious antl great. Belts of timber
diversified the scene, and here and there
comfortable farm-houses nestled cozlly
down amid their surrounding orchards
and shrubbery. To the left, lying closo
to the sheltering forest hills, is a clear,
lovely lake, one-half milo broad and five
or six miles long, embosomed lu all Its
extent by evergreen foliage of richest
hue, intermingled with the brilliant
tints of the changing autumn leaves of
the maple and other deciduous trees. An
indescribable wealth and glory of color
was reflected from the peaceful bosom
of this mountain waif by the sea, and I
wish that all who visit the Plains would
visit and enjoy it for themselves. To
complete this picture, the mountains
back of and including Tillamook Head
loom up grandly, appearing moro mas
sive and majestic, doubtless, from their
nearness to the oceau.
My guide and companion, a pleasant,
intelligent young lady, pointed out to
me all the various objects of interest,
and added greatly to the pleasure of the
ramble by her presence and conversa
tion. Now, if the editorof the NKwNortTH
WEST or any of its readers can And my
guide and my "Lookout Mountain"
when they visit Clatsop, they may en
joy just such a treat as I did. After
bidding good-bye to tho kind friends;
who have conferred so much pleasure
we will retrace our steps through the
forest path, to the banks of the "River !
of the Pioneers."
"Would you like to take a peep into
Fairyland? Then step into this little
boat with me and I'll show it to you.
Look down into those dark woods,
counterparts of theso on the shore.
I What an intense Italian sky that is
under our boat, and how faithfully the!
rich tints of sunset arc pictured. What
light, fleecy cloud-masses there, and
how marvelous their combination of
form and color. How fine it is too, to
see the real and the shadowy meet and
blend as they do here. Every tree nnd
shrub, and all the clustering grass blades
on the shore are duplicated perfectly in
this glassy mirror on which we float so
quietly. Hush, don't speak aloud, lest
you break the spell but here we are at
the bank. My dear Northwest, you
must come next summer and sec it for
yourself, and paint the picture for your
readers better than my unskillful hand
can do. Come and rest, and in the for
est solitudes gather fresh inspiration for
your efTorU in the great cause to which
i you have devoted your time aud talents,
and in which you have the heartiest
sympathy of PoirriA.
The Shame of St. Louis.
The following from the Homern'j
Journal in reference to the St. Louis
social evil ordinance, will be of interest
to our readers. The Rev. Mr. Eliot al
luded to is father to the Rev. T. L. Eliot,
of this city. Both father and sou are
famous for good words aud works i
Tho orcscnt authorities of this city
are striving to convince the Americau
public that hero in at. iouts we nave
discovered the panacea for all the ills
growing out of prostitution, and that
our remedy for it should be universally
adopted. In this they had so far pro
gressed without serious opposition that
in several of our large cities tho question
was being freely and favorably discussed
with the view of adopting a similar sys
tem. The subject was one which our wom
en here felt they could not well touch
in the present state of public opinion,
without injuring themselves and with
out a prospect of dolnc any jrootl. Yet,
in defiance of all consequences, there
were tounu some nouie women nice tue
wives of the Rev. Dr. T. M. Post, of the
Presbyterian Church, and tho Rev. Dr.
Wm. G. Eliot, of the Unitarian Church,
who came forward and entered their
solemn protest against the damnable
outrage being perpetrated against
morality and against their defenseless
sex in the namo of morality.
Their appeal and protest went un
heeded and only subjected them to the
ridicule and vulgar jokes or those who
sustain tho establishment or licensed
At last that lion-hearted man, who
has done so much good in our city, tho
Rev. Wm. G. Eliot, many years ago a
resident or your city, took up this mat
ter, and in his own name is pushiug the
question to solution in our courts. It
required that just such a spotless, pure
man should espouse the cause, and even
then his best friends feared that he was
warring upoti such a dangerous class
that evil might come to him from raise
swearing or calumny or some kind. In
deed, I have thought that all the an-
nOyatlCe tO (hat frnml mm. t!in riflQ
V?"e so,nuc!1 Jn t,le causeof humanity,
"r. , . ""-"i came irom inoso
uii nnuoi iu uusiroy n is power to be
1 useful to the cause of woman.
e trust that you will continue to
give earnest battle to this iniquity until
the last vestige ot it is wiped out or
every city in America.
We are well aware of the great injury
it is doing St. Louis as a city. We
know that tho Christian men and wom
en of the land, mothers and fathers, do
noj, wish to emigrate to a city which ad
vertises itself to the world as legalizing
thisBinful occupation. Ko one wishes
to bring up his children in a city where
such is the standard of morality.
And it is most disgusting to our peo
ple here to sec the public authorities go
to visit the social evil hospital and de
liver lectures to tho poor women there
i mou 1gi5ZZZSi who
wuo, in an probability, are oetter man
I l... !.., I...
ll.l.V uttu Uimiu mcj .lie illU
lecturer or his brother men.
Not long ago, I noticed that in our
Board of Health a motion was made to
remove from the City Hospital all
women with venereal diseases to the
social evil hospital. Thanks be to a
kind providence, there was a member of
tuat Hoard who is one or the ablest sur
geons and physicians of our country, Dr.
E. H. Gregory, a Catholic and a genu
ino Christian gentleman. He at once
Interposed and said, "Do not do this;
some of these women may be respecta
blo aud may have become diseased by
their rascally husbands." This stopped
the matter, and a committee was ap
pointed to investigate and report upon
it. Tho result of that report wad that
nearly all were decent married women
who had been diseased by their rascally
husbands, who perhaps, if such punish
ment were justifiable in any case, should
be burnt at the stake for the enormity
of such a crime. At a subsequent meet
ing or our Board or Health this noble
man, Dr. Gregory, pushed the matter
further, and told them plainly that "the
disease and money both came from the
men." He put the responsibility where
it rightly belonged.
Now I hold that there never was a
bad woman until a bad man made her
so, that women by nature are modest
and pure, and If they cease to be so,
they are made what they become by
bad men. I am further convinced that
no great reform in behalf of 'alien
women can come until their good sisters
who have preserved virtue shall have
power to go to tlium and help them out
of their degradation without losing
caste by so doing.
How many men are there In the land
who come pure to the bridal bed ? And
yet it would damn a poor girl forever to
be even suspected. We must equalize
these two standards of morality, one for
Man and another for Woman, and must
make the matt suffer tho condemnation i
that now befalls woman for the same j
But hefore closlnt: this letter I want
to say that the Bible teaches us that if !
there be any crime or sin which God ;
punishes more than another, it is pros
titution. No man or woman who leads
such a lifo can hope for happiness here
priiereaitcn .no sucn man can ue happy
icu man can uu nappy
Ho must l('fpf fill! I i
iu jus jimmy.
loathe his own nature himsolf, that he j
can thus abuse his family relation. The
Bible teaches us that every nation
..un.li u. Kii.-u iwcii uui iu inisiiiu- jnilncnlialaudintclligcntnicnlikclUsh- worm wouiii not movo wiinout us man- , 1 V. " r n", V '"'ra
tion has been destroyed. Hod's eternal . 0p Simpson thus follow truth and prog-' ual laborers. This superiority dignifies ' Second that one is a widow, and one
wrath is against all who thus brutali.e ! res. m,d fKir not to tread boldly where I what we have falsuly called inferiority. 1 i'e jnvgest property holders in this
themselves and defile tho bodies He has ti,ey lead tho advance guard, untram- 1 Then wo that have the care or families, ; c,t,v v lll,iJt suo 19 taxed for all her prop
given thorn. I believe that it was for nteled by ignorance, prejudice, or cow- 1 have great and worthy work, fitting for , erM or1t"c support of a Government in
this reason that Ho ha3 so ntinlsheil .n.. ,.ncm d,,.i,,. :.... n, Ami m-.il- sut t which she is not reuresented.
Pans, tho hot bed of social evil practices. !
For many, many Ions years, Paris has
stood advertised as the great brothel
house for the fast men of cverv land.
Paris has stood advertised as the great
Babylon or modern times. She hasi
stood advertised as tho city or tho world
where morality was at Its lowest ebb,
where unprincipled, licentious men ,
j could go nut! spend their lives in adul-
it, was out just mat tins city ;
do smitten by l.od for her
bhe has stoned and killed
God's prophets and their blood will rise subordination of one sex to tho other
up in judgment yet against her whore- 1 i,as bC3ii the greatest bar to human im
doms, and will consume her as God's ! provcnicnt, particularly when viewed in
mom iumuiucu auuuiu uu uumuuuii.
Would to God that tho Woman' Jour- ,
not aim every moral press in tue lain .
would cry out upon this subject until :
the social evil is swept from tho land. ,
It is Just getting a foothold. Destroy it
uiu ti ioaic;iia iiauu uffuii to iu iu im
iasteneu on rans. 'i nc peopio irom tin
rural districts arc with you. Some cit
ies like Bt. louis may not be with y
But with such noble men as Dr. Eliot
auu ui. uiujiuij' auu mu iiusia in goon
nml t rnn Til nl I wlm mnftl. K.m. mllv ft.
and truo men who must soon rally to
their aid, wo can sweep this damnable
stigma ofr our city and make bor stand :
i, uutoii oouuii una iu.iiiu.iuiu
misguided municipal authorities who
have put this degradation upon her.
A Citizkn ok St. Loris.
A New Method,
A full quarter or a century has elapsed
since the discussion for Woman's
Rights began. During that time wo
have held meetings aud Conventions
innumerable. We have appealed to the
pulpit and to the press. Vc have over
nnd over petitioned the Legislature of
uearly every State. We have urged our
claim iu every Convention for tho
amendment of State Constitutions
which has been held, for the last thirty
years. We have gone directly to the
political StaleConventlonorovery party,
asking tbem to make the application
or the principles or the Declaration of
independence to women a jiart of tltelr
11 u im-itiuiV ill 11110 Ulilll, iippuuu IU
It in good faith three years ago, and
two years ago wo got a quasi endorse
ment. We applied again last year, and
wo received as full a recognition as wo
could desire But a majority of the Re
publican members of tho Legislature
ignored tho platform, nnd prominent
members of tho party affirmed that
they wcro in no sense bound by it.
This year, at the Stato Convention,
our resolutions were lost iu the Com
mittee on Resolutions, tho voto being a
tie, eight to eight. The Chairman, Mr.
Charles Allen, giving his vote against
it. Not a man on the Committee on
Resolutions spoke in favor of the reso
lution In Committee, or gave the least
influence to carry it iu the Convention.
This, too, after General Butler had
withdrawn, and when thero was noth
ing to fear from a dividing Influeuce in
the Convention, and when thero was
sore need of some principle around which
the party could rally, both to cive It
Ufa nml nnlioQinn.
One tithe or the Influence which had
ll.nan neiul Is. rlnfanf. Tltltlar wt.til.1
carried tho resolution with enthusiasm,
i both in the wmmiueo nnu in tiie-vou
vention. But it failed, aud with that
failure, went out iu mo the last raj of
faith or hope, that the Republican party
In this State will ever do anything to
establish the prinoiplo of the consent of
the governed, as applied to women.
A uew party must therefore be cre
ated, every man of which shall be
ashamed to sit at breakfast with his
wife, while sho is held by statute law as '
tho political companion or felons and
fools, ir ho is not at the same time do
ing his utmost to rollovo her rrom this
degraded aud humiliating position.
What can wedo to hasten tho birth of
such a political party?
I propose first, that in every locality
where it is possible, Woman Suffrage
Political Clubs shall be organized
every memberof which shall be pledged
to use his best eiuTeavor, In the caucus
or out of it, as circumstances render ad-
visable, to secure the nomination of
sucn men to tno legislature, as are
known to bo friends of Woman Suf
frage, and who are sufficiently coura
geous and conscientious to maintain
Second: I propose that in every town,
the women who believe In Woman Suf
frage shall make it a religious duty to
visit every man in their town who is a
political sinner against women, with
such persistent fidelity as the women of
the Church use to convert thesiuuers of
The Massachusetts Woman Suffrage
Association will furnish tracts contain
ing tho able arguments of George F.
Hoar, George William Curtis, Mary F.
Eastman, Henry Ward Beecher, John
Stuart Mill, and Samuel E. Sewall, in
favor of the political equality of women,
free to any person in the State, who
will agree to carry them faithfully from
house to house, to talk with those to
whom they are offered, and to endeavor
to pursuade them to cive a full and fair
consideration to this question, which is
of paramount importance.
1 make these two propositions of seed
sowing, for a new political party, in ut
ter despair or any help rrom either or
the existing political parties. I make
them with great earnestness and seri
ousness, with the firm belief that if
faithfully prosecuted, there will result
too lormalion of a political nartv.
which wjll be moved by a sense of
honor, as well as or justice, to relieve
woman from political disabilitieswhich
exist to-day to the discredit of every
man, aud to the humiliation and degra
dation of every woman.
1 shall oertalnlv undertake this work
in my own neighborhood, and I give
my hand in pledge to every other, near
or remote, who will co-operate with me
in this euort to save the Commonwealth,
by helping it to be just.
ix?t us oegin now. JAiey Mont..
Woman's Influence in the State.
j,, government, to aid in the sunnres-
sion or vice and intemperance." said 1
tho good and reilectivo Bishop .Simpson
recently, at, a .Mctnouist uonierence.
To the old workers, who have almost,
To the old workers, who have almost,
-min von A s- 111 nitamAnrtiir t ln Anir. ft
humauity by means of woman's free- I
dom.it is a very cncoitrageing fact, and I
0nc mo.-t cheering In their labors, when
evidence or that superior force of char-1
acter which, while itadds splcndoralike
to promising youth, vigorous maturity
and the wrinkles and gray hair or age,
This argument, since the first organi-'aged and sick, that a good woman Is
zation of the movement iu favor of I capable of bestowing.
woman's political emancipation, has; Aftor this, let us, ir wo can, rise to our
,.., ..r ti mmi ,.nin.. u.-m,.i. tt wnrU fnr t Hint. chnii
advocateshaveadvanccd. Tho thought-1
fui reflective mind, lu which arcinhcr
icllt the first principles of common right,
i mn.iiiv nt.n.rniintnia l.n.i- ti.
n inornl tlL'ilt. s nee it Ims mtarilpil ml.
.rfeet eouulitv and nnitv oftlio cn.-ll ,
conditions ,ud forte- most in harmonv
wm tho laws of Divine order, which
results from more thorough culture and
deeper iovo of humanity.
womaii movement calculated to arouse '
tho hostility or the good, the wise and
1 1-- t..i i 1 1. i . ... '
the Just, and that on the contrary the '
rw.iitio.-ii ireeonm ot women is rivmirnii
tooounteract present and nasi lenlslativo
wrongs and evils, which only the inilu-1
enco of that dual clement, as necessary
In the State as the household, can com- I
nnss. Thprornrn flin ilnnlitlnr Tlmm-io
or society, the worshiper or the modern
i Jiut whero prejudice, selfishness, nas- 1 "uub ." carry on his
tloii. cowardfoo and irnomnco covorn I fesn t she urimp and curl and
" tin. mind, itislmnossllilofnpnmnrnlmnd I hcrowil hair almost to death.
OU.IMif. 11, ,,;, nnlliinir In Ihn cn.-.l!ul IWISt UU WlUlllS SUVCd or It into a
i Diana or tho Ephesians who fears hls.eyo'aesrorthogazeoranadmiringt?)
1 - .! - i , 1 ntilillii ori.l lfhan It to ..... 1. tl
ocuup.iiion win oa gone wuen eiiuai jus-1 1:""""! ? ."n.-.i wi, en
tice reigns, and the satellito of tho din- j 'Il,re in private the sightof herown yel
ner pot who views this momentous! Iowt unlovely face till she Is "made up"
question through green spectacles of
domestic discomiort as buitoulc-s
shirts, uudarned hose aud illy prepared
tuken way until the everlasting logic or 1
meats must no suuereu to go ins mis-
human events convinces him of his er-
rora,while the progressive Christian who
like Bishop Simpson, worships Jehovah
in the precepts aud example of wordsaud
deeds or Justice ami mercy, Instead or
faslingnnd stripes, Incense and sacrifice,
which benefit neither himself nor hu
manity, recognizes the ract that the
moro woman is enlightened by educa
tion aud elevated by tho exercise or in
dividual right, tho more she will excel
lu virtue aud moral force; for forgetful
ness of duty is but tho result of moral,
spiritual and physical dependence.
There! how nice and cosy this is. I'll
shell the beans, while you pare the ap
ples. Let mo take this big apron,
please. Thank you. What I was going
to ask you is, why is there so much
said about woman's work? Why don't
we read and hear essays and speeches
about man's work? Is woman so much
more ignorant or inefficient or indolent
than man that she needs this special
instruction? I have heard that in some
cities there is a class of peopio who call
themselves "ladies" who do need some
thlntr unusual to rouse them to any
right activity; but we country women
to ourselves any or the lec-
hiring which they deservedly get. i number oriadiesjoin. Their assistance
Man and woman here are so intimately and Influence are needed. Their com
counectcd in all their interests, as 1 1 panionship will have a refining and
told John a week or two ago, that we elevating eilect upon the sterner sex.
alike need help and advice, ir these re- They are equally interested with their
formers have any suitable for us. Let ' husbands, brothers and sons In the good
some good, experienced man or woman that can bo accomplished. What aids
give us somo earnest, stirring, sensible, in giving relief to the farmer, will give
sympathising talk about work, aud I relier to his wifo or daughters. They
that's the thing for us! How arc we i give tone and elevation to the proceed
thrillcd, inspired, and really helped on- j ings or tho Granges. They ftirnlsh a
ward to all high and noble endeavor! social feature to the Granges which will
But this rreouont prating about
woman's won;" is lnioierauie,
mo r.li- irrllnlps and weakens.
Hetty says those who make such talk
don't know much about "womau's
work." Just let them come in contact
with It In the homes or tho working
class, and they could write effectively,
but with far dillcrcnt views. I think I
couldn't quite bear it, if Ididn't bravely
hope that beforo very loug this whole
matter would adjust itseir. Leta wom
an do as a man does (or as he ought to
doj follow'any pursuit for which she Is
best filled by clrcutustaucw, education,
(and strength of body and mind. "But
i do you think this tiling will 'adjust it-
self ? There are so many prejudices
in regard to woman's position in so
ciety." Why, bless you, these prejudices are
mostly myths. There are no formida
ble ones existing, except to the imagi
nation. For instance, Dolly Ward
awhile ago professed that she wanted
to encase in a certain worn which is
trenerallv monopolized by men, thoutrh
just as appropriate for women, and she
could have nan tuo cnance, too, as i
knew. But she cried, "Prejudice!"
"Persecution!" and made folks think
she was a martyr to popular opinion;
whilel'olly Wins took the situation, and
just as much of a lady as ever, is quietly
working iu it. touch women that ig
nore the idea of opposition, aud so sel
dom meet it, who courageously, yet
sweetly, "do with their might "what
their hands find to do," wherever it
happens to lie, are admired and re
spected by real gentlemen, with whom,
i loyally believe, the world is still re
plete. All they demand, and rightfully,
too, is, that women shall not do an un
womanly thing. And they know thata
true woman won't. Oh, I do admire
their common sense! Common sense
adjusts in time. Aud so the field is
thrown open for us all to go on and
work freely and forcibly together.
"But, sister Hope, what are we to do?
We are written at, and talked at, and
when we have our feelings and con
science wrought up to the point of do
ing something tremendous, we just look
at our husbands and children and house
work, which we do all alone, aud say,
What great work can I do ?"
Aud I say what greater work can you
do? Aren't your hands and heart antl
head full now? Leave these unusual
fields of labor, we havo been talking
about, to those who are not already and
needfully employed, of whom there are
very few right about them. You, dear
souls, need uot long for more "woman's
worK" thau you nave, indeed you i
nave too much, ranter mail
tno little, t
and sometime, let s nave a
about your overwork and see bat can
e rlrttin nKrtiif If nr rnf Iioi iitislsntsa I
But what I want to say now Is, II
1 A .1 II " l I
i i ii I ii k uii I 1 1 1 1 1 1 r i tt ii iir? it u tiri.iTJ
in addition to tho misfortune of over
u addition to tho misfortune or over""-" V , ' , ,v , ,Kovuru "oy
Y1 ll'rl I ll ni fctoi-fi or ..,. iconseut oi uio sovcrne.lv' wo wonnm.
matingour work, both in its nnttire and
results. Wo ought to reel that we stand
in a very honorablo position. Tlic
know as an angel could bestow all the1
! love, wire, service, instruction, compnn -
lonsnin, sympatny, ncipiuiness, and
blessed heavenly influences generally
a great way higher up than we are now
to rise above it! lrtlawl Tramcrijtt.
Patience of a "Woman of the Period."
I have become firmly convinced that
the much talked or aud abused "wnnmn
or the period" possesses one creat virtue
mi iiuiuu io iiu.ui ieu u wuru oi
credit; that is patience. Why, just
think or it! Doesn't she carry almost
us mumion uer irati oodv as a much-
fu,," diminutive wad at the top ot her
rover mat pari oi her body
ii-iHi tnitn nu mnnlt o 1 . : .. i !
with twice as much as nature intended
it should oarry, in the shape of false
ourls, braids and frizzes that grew on
11,0 heads of a dozen or more different
women? Doesn't she suffer from the
headache in consequence? Doesn't she
Powder her race, and paint her cheeks
and lips, and darken her eyebrows nnd
Doesn't sho compress her larire waist
into tho smallest possible shape, and
casn for breath in punishment? Doesn't
slle we,nr la,rKe n,umP 0,1 her back iu
i-Aiiuir tuiiuiiiuii ui u uuuiei, unu suner
rrom headacho and spiue disease?
Doesn't sho thrust her "number four"
feet Into "number two" shoes, and suf
fer from "corns" In consequence?
Doesn't she wear a hat for tho express
purpose of showing her forehead, and
covering up her hair? and a train for
the purpose or exhibiting the proficiency
with which sho can clean the sidewalks?
and, when patiently enduring all these
tortures, doesn't she promenade the
streets with a smile on her lips?
Yo martyrs! Talk about the patience
or Job! I should like to sco him attired
in the costume or a "woman or the pe
rlo I," and then march down ono or our
rashionablo thoroughfares some insuf
ferably hot afternoon, I wonder where
his boasted patience would be then!
Woman Suffrage in the Granges.
"One of the most iutcrestinjr features of
the Granges" of tho Patrons of Hus
bandry, the new Order founded by the
Western farmers to oppose the encroach
ments of railroad monopolyj, says
Coleman's Rural World, "is that not a
single one can be organized without the
companionship of the ladies. Xo char
ter will be issued to organize a Grange,
even ir a hundred ot the best farmers
want it and ask for it, unless a certain
IpniiAmKtnflnnir n,il il.tltl.. ln,l.M
Each Grange meeting will be a social
festival, a neighborhood visit. By all
means, let every Grange encourage the
attendance the ladies. Let thero be
as many lady members as male mem
bers. It will increase the interest in
litem, ahd help to elevate our noble pro
fession to that high standard we desire
to reach. With woman's influence
with us, we shall have no such woi n
rail. Her influence is for good, aud we
aie glad to know sho will exert it in be-
uuu ui iuuso who are nearest and dear
est to her."
THE PATCH WOKK (JCItT.
t. BU.L,erlnC threads of gold,
"le? the wavlng marvels
TiT,hat.hun5 halls of old,
a e3 f r nanJs wrought the Illy,
x,f i??,Te,uind3 heId a '"nee.
Amlstately lords and ladles
fctepped through the courtly danca.
I'2LIooked n rarer fabrics,
" ti . wontlrs of the loom.
That causbt the flowers or Summer,
nHFm nE".ve h"M tnelr bloom :
: not theirwreathlnz beauty,
Though flt for queens to wear.
t1SL ..th ?.ne household treasure,
mat's all my own, compare.
It has no golden value, '
The simple patchwork spread
Its squares In homely fashion
Set in with green and red;
Iliit.in those faded pieces
For me are shining bright,
Ah I many a Summer mornlnsr,
And many n Winter night.
The dewy breath of clover.
The leaping light or flame,
I Jke spoils my heart come over.
As one by one I name
The bits of old-time dress
Chintz, cambric, calico
That looked so fresh and danty
On my darlings long ago.
Tills violet was mother's;
I seem to see her face.
That ever like a sunrise
Lit uj the shadiest place.
This bnfTbelonged to Susan;
That scarlet spot was mine;
And I-'S'inle wore this prettv htte.
Where purple pansies shine.
I turn mv patchwork over '
A book with pictured leaves
Vnl I feel the lilac fragrance.
And the snow-fall on the eaver.
oi all my hearts possessions
I think it least could spare
The quilt we ctiililren pieced at home
When mother dear was there.
A Protest Against Taxation.
Tito California women are waking up
to the injustico of "taxation without
representation." The following notice
appears in the San Joso newspapers:
We, tho undersigned women, resi-
"eV, , OI, 00,1 J03L"' aw Clara county,
alifoniia. ono of twenty, the others or
j OU3 miui;il.T UU prUICSl aS IOl-
.'"V1"-11,,0." lhIs la"i when the
rPSltlMltS m till ffllllWv riff. cnlAAiin..
tuu,r . ,.'. wno aro l?. govern, "by
! lou8 obliged to conform, to the laws
by those ollicers who to-day are to be
I clecte.u ,a,'r execVled' ,,re "oL
l nml I liat having been refused per-
' "i"8.'"" t P'ce our names on the Great
i" ? , ' , ;, ,lu c-umo to me
, P0113 to test the principles or our Gov-
'erumcnt without bavin? conformmi r
. ie Registry Act.
! Therefore, wishing to vote theEepnb-
I ,Ican ticket, and firmly believing we
possess the inherent neht to do so.
! I,ave com? to tl P?1'3 to protest that
we are not permitted to select the offi
cers of the Government under which
we live. L. j. Watkixk,
S. L. Ivxox.
We agree and unite in this protest.
Sali.ie 11. Hakt,
M. H. McKee,
L. M. James,
3Iary H. Herrmanw.
Sax Jose, Sept. 3, 1S73.
Proscription op Race. At Pough- -keepsie,
X. Y., two colored girls ap
peared on Monday morning with the
white scholars at ono or the primary
schools, asking admission. They were
referred by the principal, a woman, to
the school which was designed exclus
ively for colored children. Im f. Mi air
fused to go and remained where they
tvere till noon. On taking council of one
of the board of education the teacher
received small legal encouragement, but
thought to settle thomatterso farasshe
was concerned bv nromnttni t ! t.i
I girl to another school, and sending tho
younger one home. The board, which
. ui.iuw m uihuiuii, win deliberate on
the question, but it is not clear how they
can refuse the children admission to any
school which they are capable, in point
of scholarship, of cntorlng. It might be
suggested to the doubting citizens of
Poughkeepsle, and particularly to the
squeamish lady principal, that institu
tions like Harvard, Yale and Brown
colleges or some standing number col
ored men among their students and find
no reason to be ashamed or it, though
unfortunately they are not willing to
extend equal rights to tho daughters or
New England. Woman's Journal.
Rrr.iNa Passion. There are persons
now living in Bennington who remem-
borold Billy B , of whom it might
be said, he furnished an example of the
"ruling passion strong in death." When
very ill, and friend3 were expecting an
early demise, his nephew and a man,
hired for the occasion, had butchered a
steer which had been fattened, and
when the job was completed the nephew
entered the sick room where a fewof
his rriends were assembled, when to the
astonishment or ail, the old mau opened
his eyes, and turning Ins head slightly,
said in a full voice, drawinir out Mm
"What have you been doing?"
"Killing tho steer," was the reply.
"What did you do with the hide?"
"Lett it in the barn: coins to spII ii
"Let the boys drac it around tbf vn!
a couple of times; it will make it weigh
And tho Rood old man was fmfimi
unto his fathers.
Queen Victoria's nla nr.
her private property, purchased by her
and the Prince Consort somo thirty
years ago. It contains about 5,000 acres
or wood and farm land, and the drives
through the parka and the views arb
charming. It is very rarely shown to
tue public. Her Majesty and ramify
while in Osborno attend service every
Sunday morning at Whlppingham
Church, an ugly Httlo chapel built iu
tho palaco park by Queen and Prince
Albert. Tho royal pew, a largo square
Inclosure, Is plainly furnished with a
row of stiff chairs upholstered with blue
velvet. Her Majesty's seat diners from
none of tho others, but is placed imme
diately under a fine mural tablet to
Prince Albert, erected in momory of the
best of husbands, "by his broken-hearted
widow, Queen Victoria."