MSS. A. J. BBXIWAT, Kilter and Proprietor A JournalrorthePeopie. UevoteU to the Interns tsof Humanity. independent in Polities and Rellgon. Mlve to all Live Ihms, and Thoroughly Radieai in Opposlugand Exposing the Wron ga of the Masses. 5 FFICK COR. PbOKT fc WABHI)TiTOiSTBKET TBRMg, IN ADVANCBl One 178 Tire moataa.. 1 ADVKBTOKXKNTBIneertedon Reasonable lermc. HER LOT; OB, How She Protected. Br Mas. A. J. DCSTWAY. AUTHOK OF "JCDtTH KKID," "KIXBH DOWD,' "AMIE AND HDltl LB," "THE HAPPT homk," ojr vo VAX's ar-HKjut," "MADQE Jf OKRJS03C," KTC., ltd KTC (EDtered.aceordlnirtq ActofConcreu, In the year IKS, by Mrs. A. J. Danlwmy, in tbe office of the Librarian of OoncreM at Waahlnfton City. CHAPTER XXVII. We made a grave for my baby Clara beside my poor erring bimI unfortunate boy, Gerald, )u Uie deep, lem-covered mrifM of tbe somber wlhiwood, ami I retaroed to my daily tasks again, de voutly thankful that tbe preelous child was dead. Good reader, you niay wonder at this, bat it ie trae, and I cannot help IL Life, to me, bad been such a burden that I could not choose but rejoice when I saw that my helpless waif bad missed its sorrows. Not that my mother heart was not wrung. God knows I suffered all tbe agony unspeakable with whioh tbe bereaved mother heart must ever be torn under like conditions, no matter what tbe circumstances. Bat I was now in a manner free. My twins were two years of age, my three months old baby was not. my older children were large enough to wait upon themselves in a great measure, Gerald was expected to be two years absent, and I once more gathered courage to re new tbe battle of life and devote myself to boeinese. Bat I found, after sixty days, that I could no longer stay the remorseless rigor of tbe law. A writ of replevin was duly issued for tbe recovery of the per sonal property held by the stranger, Grayon, under my husband's bill of Mile, and I was obliged to part with my team and cows, under tbe fiat of a power that claims to protect women, and pro vide for and support them far better than they could manage for themselves. There is a wise provision in human nature that always impels it, in some way, to redeem the faults of Its kind. Bat for this I mast long ago bave per ished with my children. When my neighbors learned of my great privation, they with one accord, and of their own free will, assisted me. One loaned me a team, another a cow, another a farming implement, and so on. So that, aside from tbe sense of hu miliation and wrong under which I suf fered because of being legally robbed, I did not mis my stolen property nearly so much in fact as in ethics. I dressed my girls in boots and bloom ers and put them after the plow. With my own bands I sowed the wheat, planted the trees, gathered the firewood, cooked the food, and prepared for the winter. A traveler, In passing, left us a fair supply of books and out of date newspapers, and we really spent a com' fottable and harmonious fall, winter, awl spring in our new quarters. After a few months I almost ceased to IWak of Gerald. Or If I remembered Mm, it was only as a troubled dream, The children openly expressed their dis like of him, and tbe hope that he would never eross our threshold more. "Don't fear, my darlings; for I will not permit him to molest us again," I said, confidently; for I was now mistress of tuj own homestead, where I thought no man wouki dare to molest me or make me afraid. It was near the close of our harvest season, and our prospects were unusu ally bright. The crop, which was a re markably good one, considering its lim ited extent, was well nigh gathered in, and at the ruling price for wheat I was to be in possession of several hundred dollars In excess of harvesting expenses. "Mother, look. Somebody's coming," said my daughter Ethel, now a radfuut and bead tiro I girl, just verging oti the eve of what iu all new and primitive countries is falsely considered woman hood. "I hone we'll have no company to night," I replied, imfiatiently, "for I ana too weary to think of taking a single unnecessary step." But the words were barely out of my moo til before a wagon was at the door, and I beheld upon a stretcher the man gled and apparently lifeless body of Gerald, my husband ! Th RlrU screamed In terror and dis gust, but I, who was used to suffering, was as one petrified. They rested tbe stretcher in the middle of my one sitting-room, near th, uble, which was bountifully spread for my bevy of har vest men. "Gentlemen, can you tell me wuat this means, and how it happened?" I asked, forgetting my weariness In u,e now excitement, and rising to meet the exigencies of the occasion as only loag-suiTeriug woman oan. "Your husband got into a fight, ma'am. He's quarrelsome when he's drinking, you know." "Bat I thought lie was off for a two years' voyage. I did not imagine that be was within two or three thousand miles of Morseville." "He got discharged in Liverpool, ma'am, and so he worked bis way home, after jaaay a hardship. He couldn't , get a steady job, and the best thing be could da was u ? omewhere among people (iwat he b&ii claims on, so he VOLXXX13 "VII. eould be taken care of, and that's why he came home." What moral claim he had upon me that justified him incoming back In his present plight I did not stop to consider. He was my lawful husband aud the father of my children, and In spite of ray oft-made resolves to have nothing more to do with him, I forgot an eise save the relations lie bore to us, and the fact that he had once beeu luexpreeibly dear to me. Of course my reader Is thoroughly disgusted with me by this time. ery well: so be It. But please rememuer that a million wives are to-day endur ing dlflerent degrees of dissatisfaction, wlio are as often resolving to break tbeir bonds, aud as often succeeding in breaking only their word, as I. I do not offer this fact In extenuation of what you may choose to consider my folly. I merely proolaim 11 as the truth. To recount tbe weary labors and the ceaseless vigils of the next six weeks would only tire you. For several days Gerald lay in a state of coma so nearly allied to death that the corps of skilled physicians whom I called from Oregon City and Portland to attend lilui well nigh gave up tbe case as hopeless. Then he began to change for the bet ter, and my real trouble commenced in earnest. He would allow no one to lift him, give him food or water, or in any other way asBlst him, except myself. His tone and manner were so authorita tive that I never thought of refusing to obey. Indeed, marvelous as it now seems, even to myself, I was mortally afraid of him. I felt willing to do any thing else for peaee except tight for It. Besides, tbe news of my vehement eon duet, as related in tbe preceding chap ter, had been so well circulated that I felt It necessary to retrieve my charac ter. Ami this I thought I could only do by making a martyr of myself In a double sense. The opinion prevailed among my neighbors that it was my un wifely vehemence that had driven my busbaud to extremities, aud I, with the sense of magnanimity strong within me, willingly allowed myself to hear the entire blame without protest. I lifted Gerald till I so severely strained my muscles that carbuncles formed on tbe cords of my arms. Added to these was the dreadful malady, pro lapiu, so common among overburdened women. And I know that I waited upon him for many weeks, dancing im mediate attendance upon his smallest whims, when he was far more able to care for himself than I was to care for anybody. During his illness our harvest, so promising before he returned to blight it, was necessarily neglected, and we did not save tbe half of that which we had counted upon. Then came the tug of war. The physicians' bills were enormous, aud tbe drug bills almost equal to them. But I felt secure in possession of my home stead, and vowed that my husband should liquidate his own bills or they should remain unpaid. But again I reckoned without my host. The expenses, one and all, had been ioourred by my orders, aud I was considered morally awl lecallv bound for them. The bills came in, and as I could not honor them without selling my home, I was constrained to do it. Since I bave grown older aud wiser, I have learned that this extreme step was not legally necessary, as the ofllcers of the law could not have levied upon my individual real estate without my per mission. But I did not know it then, nor did I deem it womanly for my sex to understand the law. I was an ex treme stickler for what I considered womanly propriety when in my normal senses, anil I never allowed myself to get excited beyond self-control after that memorable time when I had defied my husband and the law, with no last ing benefit to my purse, position, or property. Gerald promised, If I would sell the laud, that he would go into Eastern Oregon and secure me another traot, equal In acreage, and far superior iu many respects to my present homestead. Although he had so often wronged me as a wife, he had never literally broken bis word about minor matters, and I bad no fear but that he would do as he agreed, 'rue, I was afraid to trust him with inooey because of his inebriety; but this I could obviate by only allow ing hitn a sufficient sum to defray his traveling expenses up the Columbia River. Because of my aliments, it was not possible for me to acoompany him upon tbe journey, and neither could leave the children, not oneof whom had ever remained alone an hour since that never-to-be-forgotten day in Melbourne when I, a mere child, had wandered . . . away lor a season irom Uerald, my baby, and thereby Riven Gerald, mv husband, an exouse, as he thought, for bmhk deeply Intoxicated. y husband, as soon as he became mnvaiu. - sueparted for the scene of ,eav,u5 beWnd a load of solemn pr.mlM.of complete reforma tlon, Iu whioh 1 bad do 8ha,W deuce. - i In a fortnight he returned, sober, dig nified, and self-confident. I was joyed. Was It possible that tbe evening of our lives was yet to be illuminated by the rays or trutu auu soberness 7 Ah, mel Gerald gave a glowing account of the sew borne he had selected, and my POTtTX"VlVI, OKEGON, TIItJKSDAY, daughters cought the contagion of his enthusiasm, and were as anxious as himself to bo settled upon It. I need not describe in detail the inci dents of that journey, down the W II lamette to Its mouth, aud up the Colum bia to what was at that time deemed the head of steam navigation. I would prefer to dwell for a little time upon my last visit to the somber wlldwood where my blichted buds were hurled. I felt a strange calmness as I knelt upon tbe tangled ferns and bade the precious dust of my darlings a long farewell. Maybe I was very wicked I suppose I was; but I pould not help feel ing that if Gerald, my husband, were only lying there beside them it would be no worse for him, and certainly far better for my five surviving daughters and my own sick, sad self. I closed my eyes and listened to the sighing breezes. The white clouds floated over me, and the deep blue sky sent down electric currents that filled my sorrowing soul with a feeling of chastened joy. I do not think I fell asleep. I am sure my senses were well about me, but again I saw a vision. Tills time it was a landscape, beautiful, distinct, vivid, glorious. I was afraid to stir lest it might vanish. I feared to even think, lest I might lose it. But 1 remembered Paul iu tbe Third Heaven, John in tho Islo of Patraos, Swedenborg in the Sixtli Sphere, and Wesley in the Land of Souls. I held my breath lest I might blur tho vision; and then I prayed, not audibly, but In wardly, as I thought of the dark valley of strife through which my earthly way meandered, and the burden of my prayer was, "Father, If it be possible, let this cup pass from me forever." As I prayed, a beautiful form, radiant as the suu, and fair as the moon, ap proached me with a gilding motion. I pressed my hand upon my eyes to shield them from tbe overpowering light, hut the Involuntary action did not dim the vision. "Mother, do you not recognize me?" asked a voice, if voice it might be called, that gave fortli no audible sound. And then I knew that I was addressed by Gerald, ray boy. But oh, how he had changed ! How surely be had emerged from the benighted surround ings of his earthly life, and encompassed the marvelous liberty of our Father. God! I rose to olasp him in my arms, but the apparltiou vanished. I turned my weary steps toward our former home, from which every arrangement was made for our final removal, and I felt as though I were treading on air. "Eye bath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive the possibilities of the Hereafter," I said softly to myself, as I rejoined my family, aud we repaired to gether to a steamer landing, hard by our olden home. Of tbe magnificent scenery of the mighty Columbia my reader has heard so much and so often that I will not here attempt a description of that which, after all, must be seen to be im agined. In the words of an illustrious statesman, "We paused, awe-struck aud astonished, at the torrent of the Colum bia where it bursts Its boundaries aud tears its way through the mighty chasm guarded by Mounts Hood and St, Helen, in its onward way toward tho sea." We gazed, silent aud satisfied, upon tbe swirling waters of The Dalles, as they tore their way through their rocky road, and sung the roaring monotone of the ages. We gazed in speechless wonder upuu me treeiess pampas ot the upper river, wuere wild bunch grass waved iu the silent breezes, the vast monotony broken here and there by the wigwam of the wild Indian, who watched for salmon in tbe foaming waters. The Cascade Mountains, with hoary Hood as their eternal sentinel, were left far in our rear, and their lesser sisters, the Blue Range, loomed up In sight in tbe purple distance, tree-crowned aud beautiful. We landed upon a graveled beach, wit n no sign ol lire near us save a prairie schooner, or ship of the desert, bard by a ramp-fire where a half-dozen men were cooking venison steaks. The high wind blew the sand aud gravel in all directions with a blluding fury. The evening was growing cold, and by the lime we had gathered driftwood and built a fire we were chilled through and through. I was terribly disappointed with the outlook, the girls were crying, and Gerald was cross. "I have done my best to please you he said, "but none of you appreciate me, or are satisfied with anything I do." With this be strolled away, leaving us to pitch our tent, prepare the supper aud wood, and fetch the water and make the beds for tbe night's much- needed rest. He had wandered away alone, so I felt uo particular apprehen sions on account of his absence, and I did not see him approach the bevy of campers before mentioned, else I should have asked them not to give him liquor. Ah, me! To be ronUnoed. In the neiiitentiarv at Auburn. New York, there are twenty-seven clergymen, ioriy-iwo lawyers, tlilrteen doctors, and three printers. Whereupon the Elko IKM speaks thus encouragingly: "We are ax tbe bottom of the list, brethren, ... ... "espnir, piucK and persever ance will yet win." rru ;re women employed as telegraph operators In Ureal Britain. Prkb Speech, Free Press, Fjiee People. THE INDIAN "WAR OF 1855 The first reglmeut of Oregon volun teera was composed' of the following companies, viz.: A, Captain Wilson, of Multnomah county; B, Captain Hu- mason, of Wasco; C, Captain Kelly, of Clackamas; D, Captain Cornelius, of Washington; E, Captain Hembree, of Yamhill; F, Captain Bennett, of Ma rlon; G, Captain Burch, of Polk; H, Captain Loyton, of Linn; I, Captain Munson, of Benton, and K, Captain Con n oyer, of Benton. These compa nies were mainly composed of men iu tbe full vigor of manhood, and who had been schooled to the privations and hardships incident to frontier life. They were equally at liome on the back of a "buoklng cayuse,''.' standing the midnight watcii In the heart of the In dian country, or preparing their coarse food in tho miuer's cabin, or by the lonely camp-lire In the wilderness. They were generally well acquainted with the true character of the red man, and when I add that the rifle and six shooter were their inseparable compan ions during their years of wanderings over the dangerous frontier, it will he seen that it was only reasonable to expect them to give a good account of them selves In tho hazardous expedition upon which they were eutering. A few there were of another equally hardy class. These were men who, in ured to tiie excitement and perils at tending the life of n sailor, quit their berths without an interview with their employers and enlisted, as much, per haps, for the sake of a change as any thing else, and who were as ignorant of the geography of tho couutry they were to traverse as was Livingstone orSpcket when in the heart of Africa they sought to solve the mystery of ages, the source of the Nile. Company F arriving at Portland, tho writer, with a number of others, was sent to a rickety old building on Front street dignified by the name of "Orleans House," to get our meals. I do not recollect the landlord's name, but I doubt not that he has long since retired from business with a competency, for he certainly understood keeping hotel to profit. His plan was to ascertain what Ills boarders ate the least of, and afterwanl provide that nnd nothing else. Our horses fared better. They were kept,, iu a stable still standing on tbe corner of Second and Morrison streets, aud, though the quartermaster furnished ouly bay and "chop" for them, the proprietor often fouud our chargers sampling somebody's oats, but as lie was careful to keep his oat bin securely locked, he wax satisfied they nevercame from there. Money was more plentiful then than now, and, as here were individuals here who did not scruple toexchange whisky for that com modity, night was often made hideous from the Bacchanalian brawls and up roarous hilarity of the volunteers during our week's stay iu the place, and I doubt not many of the good people here heaved sighs of relief as they watched the last one of us walk on board the Senorita," en route for the front. We expected to bo fully equipped for service at Vancouver, but, on reaching that place, found uo arms except a lot of old muskets, that were supposed to have been burled in some leaky arsenal ever since having been surrendered by Corn- wallis at the close, of the Revolutionary struggle. They threw a ball with about the force and accuracy of a pebble hurled by a dextrous school-boy from a hand-eliug. In fact, the shooter was In more danger than the sbootec at a hundred yard's distance, for the former was certain to be most viciously kicked, while the latter was In little more dan ger of being hit than of being struck by lightning. We readied Tiie Dalles the fifth day from Vancouver, however, with the loss of but four men from Comnanv F. When or where they left us, or we them, no one knew. We only knew that on leaving Portland we had four names more ou tho muster roll than wc oould find men to answer to them after reaching Tho Dalles. Here, with Com panies I aud K, Fourth United States Infantry, we crossed tho Columbia and proceeded to tho scene of Halter's de feat in the Yakima country. Arriving at tiie bill overlooking the Tapnlsb, we oould see Indians excitedly scurrying about over the valley, but none of them allowed us to come near enough to them to risk a kick from our venerable mus kets. We then proceeded over to the Altannum, where the eelf-sacrlficiug Pandozy had braved the dangers of as sassination up to withiii a few days of our advent, and had at last tied, prob ably from fear of us Instead of the Iudi ans, leaving everything, even his sacer dotal robes, behind him. It was of Father Pandozy that Oregon's most witty ex-Senator wrote, that it was difficult to determine which was tbe reverend Father's principal stock in trade, "gospel, or gunpowder." We spent two or three days in the Yakima Valley, and, starting to return, were overtaken by a drenching rain. Being destitute of tents and poorly pro vided with blankets, we expected a verv disagreeable night, drenched to the skin as we were, but when tho rain eave nlace to snow on toward morning, not a few of us wished ourselves in more comfortable quarters. Daylight came at last, and orders were given to pro reed without breakfast toward The VVfOTJST ltVfc Dalles. The men generally seemed to make the best of the situation, as with jest and song we made the welkin ring as we spurred or dragged our horses through the blinding storm. With us was a youth fresh from school at Sa lem, and who was as familiar with hie, hce and hoc, as with the unstudie vernacular of the sturdy frontiersman, and who rode along through the driving snow, the very picture of discomfort. His pants were not of extra length, fail ing, by several inches, to meet the tops of his socks. Compassionating his case, some one declared to the student warrior that, were he in the former's shoes, be should "proceed to denude his superior habiliment of its attenuated caudal appendages, and utilize them in effecting a copulation of bis pedal en velopes, and the termini of his bifur cated elongations." But we reached The Dalles In due time without loss, and generally supposed tbBt our cam paigning was at an end. We did not kuow at the time that all the savages, from the Klamath River In California to the British line, were leagued to gether with tbe avowed determination of exterminating the hated white race from the whole country, hut it was so. At this Juncture, when union of effort between the handful of regular troops on the Northwest Coast and the volun teers in the field was of so great im portance, jealousy and ambition Inter posed, and rendered their future co-operation Impossible. General Wool, who had assumed command of the reg ular troops, asked, as I understood It, that the volunteers should serve under the regular field officers, and be gov erned in all respects by the regulations of the regular army. But in that case, how could any of the numerous as pirants for colonels' Insignia from tbe volunteers' ranks reach tbe goal of their ambition? Or how could tbe freedom-loving mechanic, farmer, of miner harbor the thought of submitting to the restraints Imposed upon the com mon soldier? I was young and simple enough then to oppose, with the ma jority, submission to General Wool's requirements, but I become convinced before the war was over that there was nothing unreasonable or improper In them. To be continued. Heat in the East. Oregdnians scarcely know how to ap preciate the blessings of their climate until reports of the Intense heat that prevails upon the Atlantic slope reaches them, llarpet't Weekly taya: How to keep cool is the greatest proli lem just at this present writing. The merciless July suu beats down upon the lurched earth, and humanity pants and droops. ' We long for cooling showers, aud are tempted to sit with a fan in one hand and a glass of iced beverage in the other, aud to divide our atteutlou between tbe thermometer and a fre quent adjustment of diminished cloth ing. Such protracted beat Is a serious draught on streugtb and vitality. Nev ertheless, there Is little doubt that our sufferings are intensified by constantly thinking about and lamenting over the hot weather. A calm and steady en gagement iu suitable occupation is re ally more comfortable than absolute Idleness. And as the majority of people have something to do, they may con gratulate themselves thereupon. Those who are forced to expose themselves to the sun's direct rays, or to labor iu con fined heat, in these days, are to be pit ied, and need to take many precautions against prostration. But for those who may to some- extent choose for them selves, there is uo better way to keep cool in the city than, while avoiding exposure to the sun, to engage in light avocations, to avoid vexatious subjects of thought, to drink sparingly of ice- water, to eat lightly and dress sensibly. It is a promising trait of our political condition that education is still making Its way to places wuere It uas never nourished, that even tbe ultramontane inllueuce has failed to check its progress at the North, aud that iu many of the Southern States the violent prejudices of caste are yielding to the useful influ ence ot tuo intelligent teacuer. Here, in fact, is our best hope of future union and peace. An educated communitv will prove our only safeguard against insincere anu unwortuy political lead ers. Tbe murderer, duelist, gambler, sink before the progress of knowledge. Educated communities punish or scorn them. Barbarism fades before the pub lic school. Humanity and honesty sur round tho modest school-house. Clean liness, sobriety, decency are learned lu childhood. Labor Is cheered and adorned by the study of letters, and the humblest workman may spend at least one hour a day with the poets, histo rians and philosophers. No wonder men are always preaching about the happiness marriage confers on women, for "the wife of Prof. Rust, of the Madison (Ind.) Commercial College, was so disheartened by her husband's scolding, because supper was late, that she hung herself, ou Friday night; and when thebody wascutdown, next morn lug, her babe of five months was found lying on the bed, crying from hunger. The husband slept iu auother part of the house that night, and went away in tho morning without eattug breakfast or seeing his wife, and did not know of her fate till tho nelghbor'scbildren weresent to tell him." One of tbe teachers In a Bingbampton public school received the other day an excuse written Iu bebalf of tbe delin quent pupil by the father. It runs in this wise: "Mr. Teactcr : Dot poy of mine vos absent de oder day ven be sbtayed out. He got von big cold In bis neck vot make blm much trouble all de vile. Please don't give blm some bun isbment ven he vos late In de morning. He woult got there shust in time every day, but he not himself to blame; be is got no mother. She vos dead ten years ago. I am this poy's parent by his mother before she vos dead." OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. TO THE RnlTOROPTIIB NEW NoKTIIWKST Our thermometers have been climbing up so high of late that one begins to think tbey have exhausted all alti tudes, and are now sending down such masts oi sweltering neat as to arouse a suspicion that this is an installment of that perennially hot climate which gives such great concern to Bob Inger soil and the clergy. It's hot as blazes here, and our whole population seek the country. Excursion parties go down the river and in our beautiful parks to escape tbe sun's sweltering rays. The coming elections, investigations, Mrs. Jenks, and the Paris Exposition are all forgotten through tbe all-absorbing pressure of a Os'-ln-the-shade ther mometer. Our Daily rott is sued for libel. This paper, under flaring head-Hues, re cently announced a painful and very embarrassing scandal occurring in a certain Methodist Church in this city, the parties thereto being one "Britt, a book-binder," and a Miss Julia A. Sim mons, whose tender heart was throb bing with dreams of heaven and a hus band, and whose young girlish nature felt it necessary to cling to some strong pillar which promised protection in her pilgrimage to piety aud paradise, etc., all of which appears, by the petition asking damages, to be unadulterated fiction, tbe parties being total strangers to each other, etc. It is doubtless inter esting to tbe I'oU to contemplate the notoriety of one suit by Miss Simmons claiming damages at ten thousand dol lars, and another by "Brother Britt" for an equal amount. Had the item re ferred to "Julia," not "Julia A.," it would bave escaped a suit. There seems to be an unusual emula tion among discharged clerks, employes and the like, to prefei charges against their superior o nicer, bringing ou tbe Inevitable investigations of which this season was so prolific. For some time past our Columbia Hospital, one of our Congressional pets, has been tbe stage of grave inquiry into certain serious charges of brutality to the inmates on the part of Dr. Murphy, the physician in charge, preferred by a discharged nurse. Not only has the evideuce failed to sustain the allegations, but tbe complainant has ingloriously failed to appear to sustain them, and our public mind is relieved from the iudignation excited at tbe supposed cruelties and wrongs done to the helpless. Our defunct Board of Health, which Congress wiped out of .existence by tbe new District government charter, grace fully submitted recently to the inevitable by boldinga final meeting, at which each member alluded to tbe work accom plished during the seven years the Board has been In power. No one who has noticed tbe summary manner by which health nuisances have been abated, typhoid fevers and small-pox bave been stamped out, and tbe sani tary reforms effected among our ig norant colored and white people through our Board of Health, can, now that it is gone, refrain from commending its labor, and from hoping that Its good works may be coutinued by the health officer who succeeds it. The President has pardoned Charles Goodman, who was sent from here to the penitentiary for shooting Sam Weeden, and thus ends a rather exciting feud. The two worthies had been warm friends in the fast circle In which they moved, but between a bad woman and worso whisky, they became deadly fighting enemies, and for several years our police courts chronicled a constant series of assaults upon each other. J First one would perforate the other with a bullet, and the wounded man, upon recovering, would give a Roland for the Oliver he got, and as a consequence the doctor, the police, aud the prison au thorities bave bad constant charge of the fellows. Both, however, bave be come reconciled friends, aud tho Presi dent's pardon of Goodman, we trust, takes both out of public notice by terminating their jail-bird career. Our roughs in tbeir brawls rarely oblige us by fatal shooting. We could well spare many of them, and we regret tbeir undoubted longevity for evil. Mr. Hayes has removed to the Sol diers' Home, where he and his admin istration will remain during tne sum mer. Nature and art have done so much for the Soldiers' Home, that no more fitting place for rustication by the President can be found in the country. Martin Van Buren spent many of his summers at Alexandria county, Vir ginia, at tbe house of a friend named Brown, distant about three miles from Georgetown. Since tbe war Caleb Cushlug purchased tbe Brown resi dence for a summer-bouse, but has re cently sold it. Felix. Washington, D. C, July 10, 1878. Reasonable Supposition. In the environs of a country town a few days ago, a peasant sees a haggard stranger throw himself into a nond. Hp fiii. him out, and a quarter of an hour later observes bis haggard stranger hanginc to a convenient bough. "All richt " says the Dhilosonhie ntI!.H 3rTn.way',,et him eo how he likes It. That evening tho philosophic peasant is summoned before the mayor 1"! Interfering to prevent suicide. "What would you do?" he says. In a tone of a much-abused man. "I had just pulled him out of the water, and presumed he had hung; bJUnseir up to Correspondents writing over aawraed sign a tares mm make known tbeir names to tbe Editor, or no attention will be jrlven to their eommnnleatlons. A Woman's Prison. The Women's Prison in Sherborn, Mass., is about a mile from South Fratn Ingliam, its railroad connection, and about an hour by rail distant from Bos ton. This prison ha3 been occupied only since lost September. If tbetrue history of its development and existence were known, it could be traced, we believe, directly to the ellorta of women wbohave worked long and faithfully, if unknown and silently, for the amelioration of the condition of women in prisons and when released from them. So far as we know, there are, besides this prison at Sherborn, only two others exclusively for women, and under tbe immediate control of wo men; one in England and another in Indianapolis, Indiana. iNow tuat tbe experiment uas proved successful, of having women prisoners fsnlnffwl frnm tlio nriunnQ nf mon bvu! nf I having them under the supervision of worueu. it is like everv other onward stride in civilization; we wonder it has been so long delayed. We found several small rooms and a large, bright, sunny ward, appropriated to hospital uses; these are presided over by an Ann Arbor graduate, a woman evidently well suited to the position. It made our hearts glad to hear her kind words spoken to these poor unfortunates, and to see that heaven's own sunlight came iu upon them unstintingly. Iu two large, sunny rooms were seen forty four babies; some, as if conscious of tbeir fate, bewailed it vociferously; others greeted us with smiiiug faces, and were as fair to look upon as if palace instead of prison walls surrounded them. The majority of the mothers were young; should we lift the veil from this, perhaps their first temptation, what complica tions of tbe heart would be revealed I The question would force itself upon the mind, "Where were their male accom plices in guilt?" In many instances they are respected members of society, men of families, old in sin, while their youug victims alone are made to suffer tbe penalty of tbe law. The mills of God grind slowly," but let us hold on to tbe Diviue Justice and believe it true. A school is kept during six hours of the day, and each hour brings In a fresh class, of as many as are free from duty, aud composed of such as most need In struction; those unable to read and writo being given tho first chance. We saw women verging upon middle age. as well as those quite young, who had been born and bred iu New England, desti tute of this elementary instruction. Some read to us with apparent pride in their achievement, and tbe copy-books of many showed a very commendable progress in this direction. Respect the Name of Woman. Tbe following admonitions should be periodically republished in every news paper, in order tuat tney may be inef faceably stamped upon the memory of every young man, and every one else accustomed to make ligbt or a woman's name, which should be the "immediate jewel" of every one's soul: JNever use a lady's name in ws im proper place at auy improper time, or iu mixed company. Never make asser tions about her that you think untrue, or allusions that she herself would blush to hear. When you meet with men who do not scruple to use woman's name iu a reckless manner, shun them; tbey are the very worst members of the community; men lost to every sense of honor, every feeling of humanity. Many a good and worthy woman's char acter has been forever ruined and ber heart broken by a lie manufactured by some villain, and repeated when It should not have been, and in presence of those whose little judgment could not deter them from circulating tbe foul and bragging report. A slander propagated, and the smallest thing derogatory to a womau's character will fly on the wings of the wind and magnify as it circulates, until its monstrous weight crushes the poor unconscious victim. Respect the name of woman. Your mother and sis ters are women, and as you would bave their fair names untarnished and their lives unembittered by tbe slanderer's bitter tongue, heed the ill your own words may bring upon the mother, the sister,orthewifeofsomefeliow-creature. Nothing to Do. The brave man or woman will always find something to do. I know a little woman who, by her husband's illness, has been reduced to work for a livelihood. She will do any thing which is honest. One week she does some copying; the next week she Is at her sewing machine. A friend's eyes are weak, and she happened to say she was looking for a seamstress. At once our heroine (for are not such hero ines v; stamped on tier pride, which squirmed horribly and said, "Remem ber she was your bridesmaid, and don't kuow how very poor you are; you'd bet ter pretend you know of a seamstress." Down came the foot, and tbe words are spoken bravely: "If I may take tbe work home, I will be very glad to do it." Another time there is sudden sickness, and a nurse is required. She goes; and so gradually she acquired a reputation for intense earnestuess in fulfilling her duty that of earning money for her children and, one thing leading to an other, she learns how to support her fnmily comfortably, and with ease. Where there's a will, one can generally find a way. One of the largest and most expensive light-houses ever erected by the United States is now in process of construction on Fowey Rocks, on the northern ex tremity of the Florida Reefs. It is seven miles from land, and completes the chain of similar structures arouud these dangerous reefe. It is a peculiarity of these reefs that they are so precipitous that their locality can scarcely be dis covered by the most careful soundings. This new light-house Is composed wholly of Iron, and its improved meth ods of illumination render it, perhaps, the most perfect in the world. Thellght will be visible in clear weather about eighteen nautical miles, and Is composed of both glasii and metallic reflectors, constructed so as to send a blaze of light along tbe whole horizon of tbe ocean. It is estimated that this structure will last three or four hundred years. "Anything new or fresh this morn lug?" a reporter asked in a railroad office "Yes " replied the lone occupant o the apamenUP "What Is U ?" quer ied the reporter, whipping out 1 "s note book. Said the railroad man, edging toward the door, "That paint you're leaning against,"