The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, October 27, 1881, Page 2, Image 2

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MB XEW NORTHWEST, THUBSDA5T, OCTOBER 27,-1881.'
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THE BEGINNING OF THE END;
An English TaXe.
Br, a.
A CLKVKLAN
Entered, according Ur Act of Congr$M, ln Ihi year 1881, In
the office of lb Librarian f Conjrrmaai waninfion.j
CHAPTER VIL-
...One day, about a year after the occurrence re
counted In the last chapter, WJU Brown I y wm
,vlslted In-hls office by a man dressed In the height
of fashion, who held out bis nana, exclaiming; ;
"Upon -my aoul, Mr.' Brownly, I believe you
have forgotten me."
"Your face Is familiar," said Will"; "but at the
-moment I cannot calljrou to mind." w
"You have forgotten, the fellow whose head you
punched, eh ? You aee, I don't hold any animos
ity. I am Tom Thorny 1 tried to do you a good
" turn once, and got thrashed for my pains. - Did I
not "Jell you the truth about Pbll Hanson ? He
i,aaift h!i wlf to shift for herself. I am told. I
saw him about a year ago In Baden-Baden at the
gambling tables there. ,He w" out of luck, and I
offered him! some money, Just to cut him, you
know. I pretended not to know him, and Wered
- him a shilling. a I would a penny to a beggar.
You ought to have seen him look at me and throw
the money on the floor and stamp out of the saloon
: like mad," '-
"Obryes," said Will J-rremembeOpujaow.
-You dldell the truth. ; I an sorry I struck you."
"Now7 lhai'smanly ," said Thorrtr-"That'f
what I like oee. I hope you are doing well, Mr.
Brownly.": r , : -----
"Yea," very .weU laded," said Will. "I hope,
it you -will excuse me, that you have kept your
4 resolution to do better and lead a better life."
"Oh, now come I You know a fellow gets those
' streaks sometimes, and of, course gets overjheni
again. It's all bosh, this reforming business.
VhalTb liTttie
flesh, you ,know. I tell you whatlt Is I have
two things to live for. One Is Joenjoy myself,
and the other Is te have revenge upon Pbll Han
ton. I'm, doing the first, aridl'll do the second
Vhen the time cornea. LLave lost sight of him
for a few months. Doyou know where he la?" ,
"No, I do not I hope I'll never see him again,"
aald Will
"I want toaee him agaln.aald Tom. "I never
forget, anddon't want to forgive And when the
ime comes I'll have myrevenge. as you cannot
tidings of him, J wish you good-day."
Ing the past yeiuy Bose and Grandma Hut
q naa oeeu woruoK uiu wtiu ui iuw
hats and bonneta, and had saved money enough
to buy household goods sufficient te make them
comfortable. The rose-tint" of health had once
more visited the cheeks of the young mother, and,
as in days gone by, her voice was beard as she
' 1 1 -II mwA Ik. aU Ittdwta .fn. mri I 14
brighten as she looked upon her. The little one.
Just standing by-avehalr, was well and hearty, and
to the mother's eye grew prettier every day,--
It was thrcustom for them to go to the neigh
Itorlnir town to contract for their work, and as
this was the time the merchant visited that town,
Bose concluded to go and endeavor to engage hats
enough to keep them busy for the half year com-
paltry sum of twenty-five pounds, if he agreed to
sell to you all the goods he manufactured ?"
"Why," replied the merchant, smiling,
should Jump at the chance of getting the monopU
oly of the straw, of course."
"Then, . sir," said Bose, - "advance me - fifty
pounds. . I am honest and industrious. " I will sel
you each and every article I manufacture for i
year. I will sign a contract to that effect."
Z "Ah, bufrmadamXyou furget Married women
cannot sign a contract. " '
"wlll sign lt,'!sald Bow.
merv . . . ' .
"You do not understand me, madam. The con
tract would be worth nothing in law, and If you
were to fall to perform its conditions, I should
have no way to protect myself from loss. Don't
you see?"; . " :
"Well, then, I give you my word of honor not
to fall," said Bose.
"Any gentleman would accept that, as a matter
of course. But it's not business," was the smiling
reply,
"What's to prevent
"Tben we cannot talk business,? said Bose.
"Still, I am much obliged to you for your infor
mation, sir. I am going to try and get some one
who has more-faith in women than you appear to
have to advance me fifty pounds. While I am
about Jt, I'll say a hundred pounds. And then
I'll start business. And mark my words: I'll
make it successful." . v..
"The merchant burst Into a laugh, and replied :
!lUpoiijnyuLIlellev,e you will. You need
7
nttoad
;ndxdon
nes I'll
Bur
On arriving at her desUnalIdri7Bo8e was sur
prised to learn that several dealers were awaiting
her coming, and after some deliberation she made
a very advantageous bargain. . .
"And now, madam," said the merchant; "hav-4-. "Never you fear, grandma,
ihg agreed upon the price, I should like a hundred
gross of these Bummer hats In as short a space of
time as possible." ... ' 7 vr ?
"A hundred gross 1" said Bose, In astonishment
"Oh, sir, it Is impossible t There are only two at
work, and we could not possibly get them ready."
"Only two of you ? Of course you two cannot
do it. But why , not invest a little In the new
weaving machine? I can assure you It works
splendidly. They cost but twenty-five, pounds
each, and you can start business. I will contract
with you for all you turn out, If the straw is pre
pared as well as you usually have it. There is a
eecretI suppose. In the method youemploy to
"prepare "the straw ?" 7
. "Yes, sir. I had to work to earn my living,
and, like everyone else, I thought about It, and
even dreamed about It," aald Bose; "and one day
an idea came Into my head, and I tried it, and
you have result. Of course it's a secret," she
smilingly added. ...
"Indeed I have seen the result. A good, ener
getio man would make a fortune out of it, too.
It's a pity you are a woman, isn't ft? We don't
expect much In the way of go-ahead business
qualifications in a' woman, you know.
"I know that, sin But you men never give .a
woman V chance. Men often say, after a young
man Is married, K)h, now he's settled down ; he'd
imPthtTig-tff-lnnlr-aftpr Bnt-you never poorwhttefftdanh
think a woman with a child to support has any
thing to look after. Or, if you do, you never try
to help her along. Now, sir, please answer me
plainly. If a man had this secret of preparing
straw aa I have, and lie wanted atnachlne to as-
-ttiiin itt-"preparinr-4i-4oe the markot.-amiyou-J
hesitate about furnishing him with the mean to
go on with his business? You do not handle
these hats without a profit. Of course; it is to
jour Interest to handle as many as you can. Now,
would you refuse to advance to a man the, to you,
go no further to took for someone with more faith
in women, for I have more than you think.
wish Mrs. Stewart could see you now. It would
do her good." - . -:
iiTy . m a '"Tjfciir
:uo you snow airs. ccewari, sirf"
s f v mj g ui vvui o3 k;uv a vi jLsea as iv ijv4 w
mine.; She told me but never mind. I will ad
vance you seventy-five pounds, and send .you a
machine let me see on next Thursdayif you
will promise to sell to me at the marketprice all.
the goods you 'manuTaclW
merchant. y
"Say. the highest market price, and T i
aald Bose. '
"Oh 1 oh t" said the merchant,
"You're a better business hand than I
Well, the highest market price, then.
airri.'F
laughing,
suspected.
Now, how
much per cent are you willing to pay for the
money Interest, you know 77 T : . ...
"All you can make out of a monopoly of the
straw. And it's good Interest, too, I think. Don't
you, sir?",
The. merchant laughed good-naturedly, and said:
; "Here, sign this as a matter, of form. And here
is your seventy-five pounds. Sign thls,oo, for
twenty-five more, upon the condition that I' de
liver to you the machine in good order. Now, fit
up your workshop and hlreyour help. Olve them
so much for each piece. Don't hire by the day If
ydu can help it Don't board your help. Pay
IberauiandJft
them welt Pay all you can afford to, and leave a
good marginr Keep strict accounts, and you'll be
rich somedayood-bye-JLwkhouyery suc
cess." , " ' '
Bose almost flew to her home, and rushing
breathless Into the cottage, told all to the old
lady; who lifted her hands In horror that Bose
should have dared to talk to a merchant in that
way, and then have borrowed a hundred pounds'.
lto!eHtose f Witai wllPieople-say whea
they know you have borrowed a hundred; pounds
of- a-man? They- will think ill. of you, I am
afraid, my child." V. ,. ' . , "- '
Iiet them think as
they please. I'm going to, educate my child and
try and make a good, true woman of her. Would
people talk about a man If a Yoma.n had loaned
him a hundred pounds ? Ie them talk. My life
will glyeSVaM give them the He l" x .
And so Bose started her workshop under- favor
able circumstances. -7'"': ' s-"'
At about this time there came Into the village
an old white-headed man with a threadbare coat,
who had, or fancied he had, a mission to flL He
walked around among the miners, and always
had smile for the children. "It Is an Index of
character," some one has said, "to always have a
smile for the children. If we could see the home
of suchaman,I know I twould le apleasanf 6ne
for he carries sunshine with him wherever he goes.
The children run to meet him and climb upon his
kneea. When you see that, you may be sure a
man has a great heart in his bosom." . This old
man had such a great heart flUed with charity
and loving kindness. . And, like One of old, he
went, about doing good. Some, however, called
him hard names, for he was a Uritversallst
preacher, and his doctrine at, that time was an
unpopular one. Still he went about trying to
.convince others that the words in the Bible con
cerning hell were not to be taken in a literal but
In a figuratlye sense. The pastor In charge of the
Established Church hurled anathemas upon his
leaven the whole lump, and soon a hurch or
chapel wis established; ' : -
Among those who were convinced was Bose
HansotCallhough she refused to Join the move
ment Tue wnole village was excited upon rellg-
Joua jjnesllnns, and "hcH",'nr4i
fcnJifrwa l.onant end Indnsf rlousurouLLynulnln nttnit iHiimv, T'lt tfl mflprhni nffth
a . . . m aaa a a .aaa S. Ik. - .
Ing to do with these discussions, and only the fact
of Bose having embraced that faith being known
is necessary to roy story. .
- Bose was successful In her bcrilness. Year after
year passed away, and now little Bessie, a girl of I
elgbtyears of age, might be seen nicely dressed
almost every day going to and from the village
school. As the child was coming home one day, a
man whose face was muffled in a scarf accosted
ber.
"Where are you going, little girl?": .
"I am going home, sir," replied Bessie.
"Have you been to school?"
"Yes, sir." .: ' .' V
"Hiat tto-you learn there? Do. you learn to
eing?" -
"Yes, slr, replied the child.. ; VWe sing every
morning andevenlngf!!
- "Yon are a good little glrL What s your
name?" - - - . .
"Bessie, sir: Bessie Hanson!!
"Ah I That's a-pretty nameT You live with
father and mother, I suppose ?"
"With mother, sir. Father went across thesea
when I was a little baby. I never saw my father."
"Ah ! - That's bad. What does mother do?"
- VOh, mother has a factory. ' She makeshats
andbonnets.She rl"1 getting- rich. She told
grandma so the other night" - -
"Well,ood-bye, little girl. . Bun along home."
- Bessie had indeed told the truth. The demand
for. goods of her mother's manufacture was con
stantly Increasing. Bose- had purchased all the
newest and most Improved machinery, the cot
tage was bandaomely furnished, the garden was
filled with choice shrubs, and flowers, and at last,
after having suffered so much, the deserted wife
was happy. - ' " '
The sunwanhowtng-brlghtly the next- morn
ing, although as yet the dewdrops trembled upon
the leaves, and Bose, as was her custom, was in
the garden culling flowers, singing softly to her
self asshe moved from bed to bed selecting her
boquet Everything seemed quiet and peaceful.
But alas ;
- A bright l&nnjr April day la darkened In an hour,
- And blackent grief ayr happy homes may lower."
Little Bessie came up to her mother, and said: ;
"Amatrwanta; to ce"yon, mamma.-
And hastily putting her flowers together, and
thinking It was one of the workmen, she passed
Into the house. Upon, entering the parlor, a man
rose to meet her, and she stood face to face with
Plirf Hanson. '. ,
XFor a moment she stooI as one petrified. Then
sinking Into a chair, she covered her face with
her hands. I' . . '
"Well.X said her husband, "you don't seem
very glad to see me after I have traveled so far to
find you. Why don't you n,h up to me, throw
your arms around my neck, un l go Into hysterics
over your long-lost husband ? I heardabout you,
Bose, and that you were working yourself to
death, and that you had too much business to at
tend to for a woman. Bo I thought I'd come and
take the care and worry-oflxyour jnlnd, my dear.
a ' a w -m ' ' m m . '
And undefstand I'm here, ana nere-1 mean, to
stay 1 So fly around and get me some breakfast.
for I am -deuced hungry. Those are ;nlcevflowers.
(Jrew In our garden, -did' they ? Oh, don'Turn
away. . I'm going to nave a kink, lou are my
wife, you know. We were married Jn the old
church,' and what is-yours is mine, and you are
mine. PulLoff my boots 1"- ' . ,
"Oh, Phil, how can you be so cruel and' heart
less?' If you want money, I'll give you all J can
spare. Hut don't come nere .to trouble nie. 1
don't wish you harm, Phil ; but I can never love
vmi nirnfin Vmi have usel me so cruellv vou
w - f - . , . af v .
know you have and I have worked so hard ! I . l
Pve tolled both early and late to support grandma
andjlessle to support your child, Phil Hanson
the little" one you disowned, when youknewJri
II rt... i.- -il l -V "M "
3'our ueari it wu yuur uwiriiesii aim wiuou. xpu
deserted your child and me-I've worked for her,
cared for her, and have lived down the shame you
cast upon me. -All the help I ever had was the
loan of a paltry hundred pounds. Now, don't
trouble me, Phil. Go your own road and let me
go mine ; aud I'll bless you and forgive you for all
the wrong you ever did to me."
"So you got the loan of a hundred pounds did
you ? From Will Brownly, I suppose I" said Phil,
with a sneer.
"I got. the loan, but not from Will," said Bose;
"I'll wager It was from a man, though. Ob,
yes ; I know ill very easy ior a woman to get a
loan Tr6mamawriYoupaid'ir bacfcrl auppose t
And he comes to see how-you get along pretty
often V said her husband.
"I borrowed it of Mr. Cassey, a merchant ; and
did pay him baek every penny. And it's pn-
manly to talk to. me in that manner. You ought
to be ashamed, Phil Hanson ;
"You talk about a paltry hundred pounds. You
must have lots of money to talk In that way.
How much will you give me to leave you alone
and never bother you ?"
"I'llvglve you five hundred pounds In gold If
you will agree never to trouble me again, or come
to see me unless I send for you' said Bose.
"Well, give me the five hundred and a kiss, and
riragree."
The kiss was given. '
Just at that moment Grandma Hutton came
nto the room, and seeing Phil, exclaimed, "All Is
out !" and MI tinon the floor f&lntf nir. - '-
4 Boie Hew to her, assistance, and endeavored by
Ai-lhe i eyenr mcanaJn. her power to brlriir kef back to
consciousness, and was at length rewarded
seeing the color come into the dear old face. . After
assisting the old lady to her room, Bose returned
reluctantly to her husband.
"Well, this Is a quee game I'm playlng.V Phil
said to himself while Bose was gone. "Five hun
dred la gold to take myself off and never return
until she sends for me I Wonder if It would do to
try the repentant, penitent dodge and stay a while
with her? I might live an easy life. Let me
think. No, this Is my only chance. , There is this
Infernal woman movement, as thev call It Whv.
- , . . : 7 " w - m - '.ww
It won't be long till a woman may hold property
independent of her husband. If this should hap
pen and everyone that I've talked to says it will
come to that my chance is gone. Oh, no, Phil
Hanson I You have Uie quarry at bay now. Bleed,
it to the last drop. You'll never get another
chance, as sure as you're born.. I'll get all I can
out i ner, aim tnen start ,a private gamniing
house. But I'll trythe soft dodge first, Just to see
ir f w iufnrv t
w... n i j
As he said this, his wife entered the room. J "
x "Grandma is better, Phil," she said, quietly.
' "I am glad to hear it. I hope it is nothing,
serious," said Phil. - ,
"Breakfast Is ready. Will you Join me at table, ,
and afterward wt will talk business." said Bose.
with a weary smile. J-
As they sat at the table7 Phil remark.ed: r
- "ii seems goon, nose, to ue. sitting witn you
once more. - I have treated you very badly.- Now -I
antgolng to- reform; I -am, Indeed. -..And
although you may not believe me after myrough
words, the only reason I accepted your offer was
because I know some day you'll send for me, and
I need the money how to start Into business. And
then when I have reformed, and have a success
ful business, youMlsend for me. I feel sure you
wUtJf-yQaeverwant;met you must do that. I
have treated-you-too badly-ever-to-come toou
i I.. - 1 1 g i . . t
uniuvueu. again juu uuuje, lurgiviug wuiusu."
VO PhU," said Bose, ."do try and reform. Start
a business as I did, aixl when you do, send me one
of your ' business 'cqjrds. Tuf not bard-hearted,
Phil. I thought ! had cast-you out of jny heart
. . I i I . 1 . . J T I ..III . 1
lurevvr, uui, viuu iifi uir, i we juu omi, biiu
if I dared trust you, Phil, I would be glad to lay
mv head on vour breast once more. But I cannot
Ph I It You yourel f unot-blame-iueJI-
Xo, Bose, I do not; but! will win you back,
with God's heliV and' the hypocrite smiled ten
derly. . . :.. ,.
"Oo, Phil f and show that you are worthy of my
deep love.; 'For It Is deep so deep that neither
your unkindness or or I- must say It your
cruelty has .cast 1 1 out And you need not wait
long. I'll not send ; III come and beg you to love
me once more; 'and I'll make your. honied so.
happy that both of us shall bless the day that we
were reunited."
jto be rontlnued.l
" BUT FOB THE N EttSPAPEBS V-
Ar-;.i i..-r.iiAWTkA... . i - . li i '
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1UI tor iiic Hcpiicii nine nuuiu uorc wcu
no trouble." A hurried Inquest on Jennie Cramer
was held, suicide decided uion as the. cause, and
the body waa about Jjelogtnrned over to theam-
ByjQfJLki3ead3tniMI reporters riHlely
mixed in. luey uug up tacts me jury eiiner naa
not heard of or whose importance they failed to
Twncrn1o' iuunrt lu'i tliM true hltorvnf fha
ri)ouglas woman, the relation of the girl to the
Malleys, and all the rest or the Inormajlon which '
IokH Y r rcharinir. and which, unites th afiinid.
Itv of the Jury has iclven time for the destruction
of necessiHxevIdence, will In all probability lead
to some4dennlte resuij
The temnefNin witich the Malleys took this
newspawr investigation Is shared by many other
I .i. i.. I., t nr.. .. ni
tH-Ttineiit noWsnaiermetldltng-witlt--ther two-
pie's concerns have often made things very awk
ward and embarrasainir .ofor those who" have ex-
pom!-themselves to the equally inconvenient
meddling or t lie law. t'liastine vox was put to
great trouble and annoyance by the Boston re-
Storter Miio. discovered In him thev murderer of
Irs. HullrThe Credit Mobllier statesmen have
no reason to love the papers of their country.
Brady and his star route partners hold the press
in detestation with me exception or the wasuln
ton weaklings they themselves own or have su
sldized. When nnybojy says, "But for newsna
pers, there wouldn't be any trouble." one may
trust his Instincts in believing that the author of
that noble sentlnientt has done something which
will not bear the liifhtof dav and is ttadlv In need
pfexxsure. Wentcltcnter Time. : .
now to shake hands. Let tue reader re
member that there Is a right and a wrong way of
hand-shaking, v It Is horrible when your unof-
fending dibits are mIkm! in th-aharnoomnreaaof
v . r--
a kind or vise and wrung and squeezed until you
feel as If they were reduced to Jelly. ' It Is not less
horrible when you find them lying In a limp,
nerveless clasp, which makes no response to your
hearty greeting, but chills you like a lump or Ice.
Shake hands as If you meant Itr-swiftly, strenu
ously and courteously, uelther using an undue
pressure- nor falling-wholly .supine You may
Judge of the character of a man from the way In
wnicn ne snaRes nands; mere is the snake
lymphatic, the shake airjrresslve. the shake super
cilious, the shake imperative, the shake suspi
cious, the snake sympathetic, and the shake emo
Paris has more poor than any city In the world.
The number of . registered poor who have received
relief during tne presentTear reaches the number
or or whom 3,(m receive outdoor reiier.
The number supprfed'wTiOlIybyisharlty'ts over-
i.)U,uu. in i7u, every tentn person was a con
firmed pauper. The annual poor rate of Paris Is
114 francs per head, or $125 per family. - Parirsup-
ports 28,000 orphans and foundlings, pays the ex
nensea of 13.000 mothers too noor to defrav them- '
selves, and has the names .of 50,000 poor families
-YVfWHtHW ,
A remarkable clock uas been set up in tne mu
nicipal library of Bouen. It iroes for fourteen
months without rewinding, and shows the hour
and the day of the month. It was originally
constructed in 178:2, but underwent some altera-
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