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AUGUST 11, 1871.
By dintof In$S3&rks
ana the aid 01 sharp cygq!gHt 3rul a J
goou constitution; we nave been ena&led tmST from many sources and
todedpheracolmmi&j of-ilriecUfble llMbrcnt quartcre of the Union,
liaA.btlRtvMpMflie hcMi asfTe-mls the Republican and
West-Side , a 3J1SL3BKSl the two great j-
lllasUBiAlgQijstarl at present exist-
but which, lnrilkc, o. -aJf, has failed to , jn , Jr country, and the principal
improve its qpport- l jufllclently to, , beiweeji ,Which seems to be what
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of journalistic pror--- -wou.
This TT8t-aciWft -htwti
pai)cr, but it-alwajHdJw
useful family newspiflKir It fjflll be CGr,j
essary ipx.utfl. jsrawuitir .fafift,rnoiHm I
xuw iouroajy.prais ot ute 'sMHM.fy gro lriirhcnsely rich on meagor sal
whims" 0f women, .io, alone of es- legislators frequently go
nv i BtiianrMfPiciiir Tfi'ii Knrnvp tiii
, 0 r :i
a class of humanity? and bv thus nrat-J
mg evinces clearly that it knows about
as much concerning the woman move
ment as a parrot knows of political.ccon
omy. "Dabbling in politics," of which the
1Vcgl-Sidc so contemptuously speaks, is
a libel upon manhood. Who made pol
ities a "filthy pool?"
Why is it that men "fall from their
high moral stand-point upon entering
the arena of National politics?" Why
cannot iKiliticians "resist the hand of
the tempter" when once inside the pale
of politics? Hold on, Rro. West-Side. '
Scratch the mud from your journalistic
eyes and look us squarely in the face
while we tell you why our politicians
fall, and why politics to-day reeks as a
It is because the virtuous, the refined,
the sensible, tiie noble mother?, wive
and daughters of this nation do not as
sist in the national house-keeping.
Women are not "just as likely to fall
into the same snare as men if they mix
in politics." Women are the conserva
tors of public and private morals. Where
there is one bad -woman there arc at least
twenty bad men; and where good women
meet men on -a. plane of social equality
the morals "of each are uneontaminated
ty the vices into which either will nat
urally fall if left without the harmoniz
ing elements which are necessary to the
proper developments and restraining of
We have "thousands of ruined men
and played out politicians" simply be
cause men alone are unable to resist
such temptations as are sure to exist in
a one-sexed and unnatural state of soei
eiy. Women alone would do no better than
meu have done, but the efforts of both
lncifhnd women -would soon cleanse the
Augean'.s&bMPund which has collect
ex tfiefilthy pool" in which politicians
. jr. Mr8.1Stvens, whom our sago West'
' ' K5erarto",mercHcsslv over the knuck-
, fjkljhi iiHfeusatioii that she is never
, pausiicti unless "engaged in doingsome
'tiling unlady-like and absurd," can
bear, we trust, -with our garrulous con
temporary, especially as he says "she
bears a. good moral reputation, which
cannot 'be said of all their leaders."
E0w, we courteously ask this would-be
$ir Oracle if it is any more a matter of
1 rwoodor that some leaders of the woman
''ittovement have false stories circulated
'against their reputation than it is to bo
wondered .at that many leaders in the
men movement have true stories in cir
' culation against their public and private
character, which cannot be gainsayed ?
Emily Pitts Stevens' name will be re
membered and lauded in the annals of
history long after those of the narrow
minded men, who seek to impeach her
womanly motives, will have rotted in
The allur'on of our friend to the "com
ing reign of Petticoats" leaves us to fear
that at home he is sadly hen-pecked.
Such, men naturally fear the increase of
womaaV political influence. If "God
placed, woman just where he meant to
&eep her," why need our brother worry
But He will succeed? And why does
mah' legislate to enforce His decrees?
Ah! Bro.- West-Side, wo pity you in
your sore dilemma I Let us weep !
N. B. A lady visiting our office,
whose attention we have directed to the
Wet-Stde?t article, begs leave, through
the columns of the Xew Xoktiiwest,
to conjure the writer of the same to in
sure his life. She says he surely can't
live long after evincing such an aston
ishing degree of acute perception as
characterizes his closing paragraph re
lating to the decrees of God.
IT'S NONE 0P0UE PTOEEAL.
In the spring of 1SC5 Henry Winter
Davis, of Baltimore, in an elaborate let
ter to one of the leading Republican pa
pers, .said that the Republican party
must of necessity accede to the negro
the right of suflrage or die a political
death. This was said before one man in
fifty in the party ranks had for a mo
ment admitted the probability of enfran
chising the negro, but subsequent events
proved that Mr. Davis knew whereof he
Nothing but the enfranclUsement of
the negro insured the last Republican
victory, and nothing but enfranchise
ment of women will ensure theneitone.
But Republican man's rights doctrine
dies so liard that, waiStroncly suspect
f ilieaMJblf idt -ilntarirSlbmaviidalSn l.v
''Hrfth SbJiBtrcali rver
of cagjatjonajjlberiieg. eT"m
, ,In ths meantime wo. sue JIKSTmIip'
" utWWMlIU 4UU k T Will
fight: "We never did seo a tight before
hut we cared which, whipped." ,
nuuvuci UU3UZIHU auu BjiM&rJwmu iu a
' thaUtlUproIoag'thes'trUggic-tlll tho;
The long continuance in power of any
political power particularly in local
ities, where liti members form a large
prerderancc" of, the voting popula
tionnaturally and almost inevitably
tend in eorrunlion in office. This fact
K iMIMpntiMt, nf abundant proof, which
-v fitteAj'aWre shall devour the
u- ' ' avetfKil'UislieB''of- public emolument
-4ftfcfrt lot! ntl3 rn:rV' Members of Congress no w-.edbw-easa
' ZYasulngton penniless,
ZllQdnfal 'fo a'l i?. . ln n .a41o .li.Mtnmiiin' urillpfM. mill
Jive in a -jstylc bifcominsr princes, and
n irn'tWUheir tax-burdened conslit
,,..ia w?WJirHrV m-irnrrn wraith.
ifordnUrttnCoyernors ot stales suiiuen
jlheir homes rich from the cap-
4tabwhence they started poor; even
'Jiiges'bn the bench have been known
to rise from poverty to sudden opu
lence, while receiving salaries barely
adequate to defray the expenses of their
sumptuous style of living. And thus
might we go on enumerating almost
Hie present Administration came
into power with the promise of inaug
urating a system of rigid economy, in
tegrity and honcnty. A few usoIum
clerks were turned out of office in the
Departments at Washington, and some
gratifying progress has been made in
reducing the public debt. So far, good.
But corruption still stalks through
every avenue of our Government, and
its demoralizing influence, sent forth
from the headquarters of the nation, is
felt throughout the length and breadth
of the land. That President Grant
is particularly dishonest we do not
believe; but we do think it was a sad
mistake which our Republican friends
made when they took a good General
from his legitimate sphere of duty and
made of him but an indifferent Exec
utive. To an impartial observer of af
fairs, it would seem a very poor way of
instituting retrenchment and reform to
accept large and valuable presents from
political eormptionists, who expect in
return and, we doubt not, often re
ceive substantial favors ami political
preferment at the hands of our worthy
But the latest and perhaps grandest
revelation of fraud yet discovered is
now being brought to light in New
York city. The New York Time, one
of the leading newspapers of that city,
has published statements of secret ac
counts kept by the Controller, in which
damaging disclosures arc made against
the "Tammany Ring," the virtual head
and front of the Democratic party in
these United States. The statements
show that Mayor Hall and Controller
Couolly signed fraudulent warrants
during the years 1S69 and 1S70 to the
amount of near $10,000,000, ostensibly
lor repairing and furnishing the new
court-house! In support of these
charges the Time gives dates and fig
ures from the Controller's own books.
It defies successful contradiction, ar
raigns tne Jiayor and Controller as
public thieves and dares them to take
the matter into the court". So far the
city officials have declined to do so, and
have made no explanation that tends in
the least to their exculpation.
We nave no desire to enlarge upon
this disgusting transaction. That such
gigantic frauds can be perpetrated in
our country is at once surprising and
alarming. It calls for a remedy a rad
ical and effective remedy which shall
hurl from power the vampires and
leeches of both parties who are now
sapping the very foundation of our na
To neither of the great political par
ties of the day can this work be en
trusted. The necessity Is urgent for a
new party, composed of the good and
true of all political organizations who
really desire the welfare of our common
country. Let that party, whenever it
shall arise, inscribe upon Its banner,
Universal Suffrage, Universal Justice
and Universal Honesty, and its success
will be assured.
THE NEXT GBEAT POLITICAL IS
SUE. Vallnndigham, the great Mogul of the
Democratic party, tried three hours to
prevail upon his friends In political cau
cus to insert a woman suffrage plank in
the "new departure" platform, and, we
doubt not, would have succeeded had it
not been that the party is so "eminently
conservative that it has to be whipped
into recognition of all progressive ideas."
Now, if that party Is so "eminently con
servative" that It must needs fight all
vital issues until some other party has,
despite its opposition, mailo those issues
a living law, which law, after years of
unavailable protest it nt last uncondi
tionally accepts, what Is it good for as a
party except to endorse the measures of
its political opponents? Cannot the
Democratic party sec that by taking the
lead note in the greatest political reform
of tills or any other age It can have op
portunity to vindicate its record?
Again, tho Republican party, which
accepted the vote of tho negro through a
political necessity, which swallowed the
bitter pill at the time when Northern
Democrats and Southern Rebels would
else have strangled it, learns no lesson
from its past extremities, hut, like the
Democratic party, waits, trembles, hes
itates and procrastinates, intending af
ter n while to endorse woman suflrage,
provided It can no longer succeed as a
political organization without it.
JU:iuroisuuvl1 leauiers wcignt wmx
the scale against Expediency. Theonlv
Justice is but a feather's weight with
. . ill. a i
issue at present between the two great ;
parties is the spoils of office. They arc ,
engaged in a. great national lawsuit
bribery, corruption, 'fraudnd' intrigue
being the order of the day. Justice may
cry out for shame, while Virtue weeps
and Liberty bewalls the departed glory
of national honor.
How long, as a nation, are we to en
dure all this? Ccrtainlv the timett nr..
rife for a new political organization; one
which shall be established on a basis of
the fundamental principles of equality.
justice and fraternity, which shall ig
nore alike the aristocracy of sex, the
corruption of political Intrigues and the
demoralizing influence of corrupt cor
MUTUAL EELIEP ASSOCIATION.
The time has gone by when persons of
ordinary business sagacity cavil against
the benefits of life insurance. It is
equally obligatory upon the husband
and the wife to make provision during
life for the family that Is liable at any
moment to be deprived of one of the
main stays of the household. The father
who is left at home with a family of lit
tle children is in reality left in a far
more helpless condition than the mother
who is so bereaved. Therefore it is nec
essary that the mother, as well as the
father, have a life assurance policy, or,
what is equivalent, an interest in a mu
tual relief association, which, by the
payment of an inconsiderable sum year
ly, secures to the heirs of the assured a
sum of ready money, at the time when,
of all other times, such sum is most need
ed. In these mutual relief associations
no one ever receives a benefit beyond
that received by every individual mem
ber. The plan is cheap and safe, and insures
to people of moderate means an oppor
tunity to secure benefits while the more
expensive modes of life asssurance are
beyond their reach.
Under the mutual relief association
plan any person over eighteen and un
der sixty may become a member.
The annual payments range from three
to nine dollars, according to the age of
the member at the time of joining the
society. Thus: Persons under SO years
at the time or joining pay a fee of $3 00,
and an annual payment of $3 00 each
year thereafter ; over SO and under 35,
$4 00; over 3-3 and under 40, $5 00; and
so on. These annual payments are not
rai:ed above the first payment made
when joining. Upon the death of nny
member of a class each survivor pays
the sum of $1 00 to the heirs of the de
MBS. LAUEA EePOEOE GORDON.
The lectures of this gifted, logical and
womanly woman, at Oro Fino Hall on
Friday and Saturday evenings, were at
tended by small but intelligent and ap
preciative audiences the very brains of
the city, masculine and feminine, being
assembled each evening and, notwith
standing the excessive and very unusual
heat, the utmost attention was mani
fested through the -whole of the pro
tracted argument. Mrs. Gordon takes
to the rostrum as though indeed to the
manor born, and as wo listened to the
unanswerable logic, elegant diction and
eloquent utterances of this feminine Pat
rick Henry, we were rejoiced beyond
measure at our excellent fortune in thus
having found such an able ally in our la
bors in tliis quarter of the political vine
The Independent Political party of
San Joaquin county, California, having
nominated this popular champion of
Woman Suffrage for the State Senate
from that county, are calling upon her
to return; hence her sojourn with us
must be brief. She designs, however,
to return overland, and will lecture at
places along the route if the friends will
address her without delay, care of this
office. Mrs. Gordon will lecture Olym
pia, W. T., Saturday evening, August
12th; from there she will go to Seattle,
returning to Portland in about ten days,
She will probably lecture hereonhcrrc-
ance and Humanity, comes to us regu
larly. It is ably conducted bv Mrs. A
j. Jmmway, editor and proprietor. It
is a first class family paper, and should
rcceivo a liberal support and And a place
In every family on the coast. Its senti
ments we luuy endorse, and as a co-laborer
in the great moral reform move
ment we give it a cordial welcome.
The above is clipped from the columns
of the Weekly EcJt0, a lively temperance
paper, published at Olympin, W. T.
We are happy to he able to fully return
tne compliments of our editor brother.
GOBDON'S LETTER OP AC
To the Officers and Members of the San
Joaquin Co. W.JS. Association, Stock
The letter of your worthy Secretary
t .1 - . ...
L-uiuuiiiing me iniormaiion mat you
would be pleased to honor me witli the
nomination for State Senator fur San
Joaquin county is received. I should
indeed be unworthy your expressed con
fidence, and the high compliment paid
me by the proffered nomination, were I
to decline accepting It, though I cannot
but regret that at this time your choice
has not fallen upon another than my
self. But I have learned from years of
warfare, waged against the wrongs of
politics anil the vices of society, that
personal Inclination and individual in
terests should lie held in abeyance to
sense of duty, and this motive prompts
For the information of those who do
not understand my views upon the lead
ing questions of the day, that legislation
.ri t ..-.tit . . i .
1111 tiiivi, i in M.ue iiiai, w line ciecei-
tion and Intrigue are practiced by polit
ical leaders, aud unjust and unchristian
laws are permitted to rest upon ourstat
uto books, with scarcely an effort made
by our masculine law-makers to removo
them; while the penalties for evil doing
fall heavily upon the poor and obscure,1
and fall Jightly, if at all, upon the rich
The New Nokthwest, a paper pub
lished in Portland, Oregon, devoted to
Woman's Rights. Education. Tmnnor-
and influential; while our homes are
impoverished and made desolate by the
curse of intemperance that stalks, almost
unchecked through our land ; while the
sacred ordinance of marriage is desecrat
ed by wanton Infidelity and licentious
ness, followed by indiscriminate homi
cide or suicide, or both ; while land mo
nopolies check the development of agrir
cultural resources aud industrial enter
prises, and threaten to centralize power,
by a vast accumulation of wealth in the
hands of the fete, leaving poverty and
want the inheritance of the many; while
ignorauco is allowed to Increase despite
our free schools; while an unjust dis
crimination on acconnt of sex is made
In remunerating labor, even by the Gov
ernment, doling out to the faithful and
efficient woman the inferior salary, and
to the often less competent man the
largersum; while the fundamental prin
ciples of our Government are ignored by
the system of claex legislation which
prevails; while all these and similar
wrongs exist, there is need of counter
iction to correct them. And should
circumstances ever place me in a posi
tion to oppose them by the direct power
of legislation, you can rely upon my
certain and unequivocal adherence to
sucli measures as would tend to right
tlieni. lours for Eoual Rights.
Lauka DeFoiice Gomox.
LETTER FROM REV. JOHN SPENCER,
JOHXSTOWX, Pa., July 27, 1871.
Dear Editor: When about to leave
for the Atlantic States you requested me
to write a little for you. I thought to
do so, but somehow till now T hav
failed to make a beginning.
hmce leaving home my wife and I
have had nothing in our experience
much out of tho common order some
sca-ickness, considerable railroad fa
tigue, and a moderate degree of health.
We have had some happy reunions and
pleasant memories. But we arc sad
denetl everywhere with reports of the
death of old friends. We are hen? too
late for a pleasant visit. I was pre
pared for something of the kind, but
not near so much. What havoc deatli
can make in two score years! How
important to work while it is day !
In some places considerable is said
about Temperance. In several towns
the hotels do not sell intoxicatiii;
drinks. The quiet and order are quite
apparent. What an insult to sense and
delicacy the whole license system must
ever be! License to sell drunkard-
making beverages is simply authority
to poison the citizens. Then the guards
inieiKieii 10 control me business arc
mostly to be managed by those who
have no special interest in putting
down the abomination. Ohio is an ex
Two features in the Ohio law are pe
culiarly appropriate. One is, the suf
ferers are to apply the remedy. The
wife who is damaged by the poisoning
of her husband can prosecute the pois
oner. Tho other is tills: The nest of
the viper is liable to share in tho pun
ishment of tho reptile. If the one who
deals out the poison is unable to make
good the damage, the property on
which he docs his work is held account
able. That is as it oughtlo be.
These two points arc essential to effi
ciency : All who sustain damage should
be able to recover damage, aiid all
property devoted to vile uses ought to
be bound for the consequences. These
points are plain. Their constitution
ality is not to he questioned.
I think it would be well to say noth
ing about a prohibitory liquor law at
present, and with one united nnd ear
nest effort go for something Jike the
Ohio law. I trust the peoplo would
sustain the latter, though I fear they
would not properly? back up the former.
Legislation, when in advance of the
IMJople, is useless. To do Us work it
must be the voice of the people.
I am pleased with Oregon better than
ever. It improves by contrast. The
hills here look higher and more repul
sive than formerly. The roads are bad.
Much of the cultivated land is hill-side
some of it very steep. It rains every
day or two more or less. My wife
thinks the weather much like our
rainy season. I confess It appears
much so to me. It Is certainly far from
suitable for harvest labor. The hay and
oats look much bleached. Tho wheat
crop is good in most places. The same
is true of oats. Thecorn looks well.
Apples arc scarce, many and great trees
being without fruit.
But withal I must say the improve
ments of the past twenty years arc
wonderful. Joitx Si'EXcek.
A St. Landry Hanciie. The fol
lowing is from the Opclousas Journal:
"It is said that Mr. Lastitc Dupre, of
tills parish, owns about 20,000 head of
cattle, ranging over the greater part of
South-western Louisiana, from Bayou
Tcchc on the cast to the Sabine river 011
the west, and from Bayou Chicot on the
north to tho Gulf on the south. His
principal vachene Is on the Bayou
0Z1)i(lUe. about tliirtv or mnn mllu
worth about fifteen thousand dollars,
made In Mr. Dupro's service. From
this stock of cattle between two and
tliriHi tllolluillfl filvrw fim l,iii.l.ul ....
three thousand calves are branded n-
year. The stock-keeier is compcnstitcil
for Ids sen-ices at tho rate of fifty cents
in silver for each calf branded, and this
Is the greatest or only expense incurred
in raising the cattle. The entire stock
are not wortlt less than $200,000. The
' . , " ......... . uiuiiiimiviui iii3.
westofOiielousas, on the line between! Again snys I kindly, but firmly,
this liarish and Calcasieu. His agent or ! "What is the matter, Betsey ?"
stock-Keeper, residing at this vacherie, I "I had a dream last night, Josiah Al
ls a colored man, who has been in his len's wife," says she mournfully,
employ for many years, and in whose I "What was it?" says I, ln a sympa
honesty and ability he lias implicit con-1 thizing accent, for she did look niekut
micnce. the colored man is said In n i-lmiv mi
...uu.ii iL-iciiuc uenveii ironi tne yeanv : alpaca lap.
Increase cannot be less than 13,00, cieaV 1 "Bid vou dream who you was married
or all extienses it Is probably much to?" says I.
more. Mr. Dupre, like many others, "I dreamed his name was Mr. Slimp
lost a large fortune by the war, in otlier ! sey," says she, in the same aonizim:
i-ui-viij, uui mis mock oi came nas
in- pi mil
cpt him rich. And no man better ilo.
serves his good fortune, which is simply
the result of his industry and good man-
geiiteni, tiian ue; tor no man is more
T.oli jew us Kinu-iieancu, t-nan-
.u.c-iiimuKio relieve inesuiiering,
as .nr. Lastito Dupre.
The Jew Northwest is $3 00 per
Mjr Mother Grave. ,
TIs my mother's grave. Since when a child,
With childish fenrund grief, I saw tier laid
Within the damp, cold ground, nnd beard the
Of earth, with rattling and discordant sounds,
Which seemed to harrow up my Brief afresh,
Enclose the sacred, dust of her to whom
I owe the gin ofllfe, I have not seen
This spot. To other scenes my early life
Was drawn, mld them to iend the fleeting
Of childhood and of youth.
My manhood's day
At length has dawned, and In Its early mom
I long to wander back tot.ee the dear old spot,
And there to think of thee, my mother dear,
And 'hove thy grave to shed the filial tears
Of nurtured love.
The thronging thoughts of days
Agone their dreamy spell around me weave.
The pearly gate that leads to memory's store
Of lewcls treasured In the passing years
Is opened wide. 9fM.
Again methlnks I seo "
My mother's loving face; again I rest
My head upon her breast, ln childish love
And Joy, and listen to her lullaby,
So sweet, so soft, so low, and yet so clear
It seemed nn angel sung In seraph strains
The sweetest song of Heaven, and built again
The dreamy path alongwhase guttering course
Tne feet of childhood pass from wakeful hours
To find repose amid the flowery realms
Of balmy, ienceful sleeji.
And passing o'er
The Intervening time, so thickly strewn
With memories fond that trance my soul nnd
Within my Inmost heart, I seem to stand
Again beside this open grave, mid gaze
On thy sweet face, ko beautiful and pale
With death'D cold touch, and press thy marble
And pallid Hps with earth's Ia.it kiss of love.
They told me thou wcrt dead. Jlut death to me
Was then a won! whose very name was naught
Hut mystery. I thought thee in a sleep
A strange nnd deep and dreadful sleep from
Cotild'st thou le waked they might not bury
And so I called and called again thy name;
From thoc mute lips of thine no answer came
To my appealing cries; and us they heaved
Tho mhI above thy form my gr!crbunt forth
In floods of tears nnd paxsloned word", until
In mydcspalrthey led me from the place
whore she was burled that I loved.
Oh! mother mine.
Thy Ixiy would fain come back to lay his bead
Upon thy bn.t aud hear thy song once more.
Alas, the mxI of many yearx, grown thick
With grass nnd blooming flowers, between us
While miles of dreary distance Intervene;
Yet In my fancy now I rest my weary head,
Which aches uud throbs for mother's soothln;
Upon this green and narrow mound.
Above thy loved remains.
w hue here In thought I linger, lone and fad.
Methlnks, although I sec thee not, nnd though
o word of thine comes ringing to my car,
That thou are here. The air around me seems
All freighted with thy presence and thy love.
MyJoy-onniptured Mul enveloped Is
With bliss ecstatic nnd with peace profound.
Ah, yes! I know that thou art here!
1IY JOSIAH ALLEN'S WIFE.
If any body had told me when I was
nrst born tnat L would marrv a whlew
or, I would have been provoked at 'em.
But, ns I remarked to Betsey Bobbet
yesterday, "wo ought to try to be re
signed to the state we are called to live
in." Betsey ain't marrried and she
Ion't seem to bo resigned to it. Betsev
in awful opposed to wemcn's rights.
biic thinks wemen's only spear is to
marry. I was jest a read in' 11 piece of
her jwetry in the Jamcsville Gimlet as
site coine mi. It run as follers:
WEMENW SPEAK; OR, WIIISI'EIUNGS OF
TO 11ETVEV BODUCT.
L.it nlgnt as I meandered out.
To meditate apart'
Secluded In my parasol
Deep subject shook my heart.
The earth, the skies, the pmteting brooks,
All thundered in my ear,
"Tis matrimony 'tis matrimony !
That Is a wemen's spear."
Day, wllh n red shirred Ism net on.
Had down lor China started:
Its yellow ribbings fluttered o'er
Her head as she departed.
She seemed to wink her eye to me
As she did dlsapear.
And say, "Tis matrimony, Betsey,
That Is a wemen's spear."
I saw two lovely ncs.
Like wedded pardners grow.
Sharp thorns did pave their mortal path.
Yet sweetly did they blqw.
They seemed to blow these glorious words
Into my willing car.
"It Ilobbct, It Is matrimony.
That is n wemcn's spear."
Tiro gentle sheep upon the hills.
How sweet the twain did run,
As I meandered gently on,
And sot down on a stun.
They scorned (o murmer sheepishly.
"Oh ! Ilctsey Ilobhct, dear, '
'Tis matrimony, 'tis matrimony,
That Is a wemcn's spear."
A rustle had broke down his team.
I mused almost to tears.
How can a yoke !e borne along
Ity half a pair of steers?
Even thus ln wrath did Nature speak,
"Hear I Itctsey Ilobbct ! hear !
'TKMnatrlmony ! 'tis matrimony !
That Is a wemcn's spear !"
Sweet was the honeysuckle's breath
Upun the ambient air.
Sweet was the tender coos of doves
Yet sweeter husbancs are.
All natures voices poured these words
ini my wining ear,
'II. ltobtwt. It Is matrimony.
That Is a wemcn's spear."
As I said, I had just finished these
verses as she come in. She is a plain
looking woman of some 4-3 summers and
winters. Time has seen fit to deprive
her of her hair and teeth, but her large
nose he has kindly sullered her to keep.
But she has the best ivery teeth money
will buy, and has 2 long curls fustenetl
behind each ear, and If sho wasn't so
bald, and if the curls was the color of
her hair, thev ivntilil look wpll.
as sue come in, sliesunk into a chair,
, w - . . - .
and says she, "I feel awful depressed to
day." "What is the matter?" says I, in a
"I f,l Iiinidv." WlVd lihr." "ninr.. t.w.
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"I dreamed I was married," savs she,
, in a heart-broken toue, "aud I tell you.
Josiah AHoh'k wife," and she laid her
I 1 , i ft .. i
breun cotton fliiser on my arm In her
deep emotion "I tell you it was hard, 1 for years in a room full of cambric nee
atter dieamlng that to wake up again to ' dies and tatting shettles, and you can't
the cold realities and carc.i of this life. I get him to do anything but roar at 'cm;
It was hard," she repeattd, in heart-! it hain't a lion's nature to do flue sew
brokcu accents, and a tear gently Jug!" Again Betsey a milled, and I
' lloweil down, and sadly dripped Into her
accent: "it wasn't noootiy i ever see.1
1 "Did vou dream von Invnl I. un
I band, Betsey ?" savs I, fixing my keen
gray eye upon her keenly.
j Jo," says she. "ou know my mind
concerning wemeira spcur. I believe it
is ncr spear to marry; that Is the imnor-
taut thing:; as for love, and respect, and
uiceiciy, i consider them miners, as it
"Miners" says I, in a tone of deep in-.
dignaty. "Miners, Betsey Bobbet,"
savs J, waving my right Hand in a elo
quent wave. uTheru haint a more
beauttiui signt on carm uuia 10 seo
human souls, out of puro love to each
otlier as if they must, and at least all
their hopes ana tnougiui aim nuecuons
running together so you can't separate
'em nohow, jest like 2 drops of rain wa
ter in a morning gtory ui , uj eo
'em nestlin' there not caring for nobody
outside the blow, contented and bound
up In each other, till the sun evaparates
'cm, as it were, and draws 'em up to-
ill s..i . - 1 .......... crnririfl lm
geuier 11110 vue anncus, .r, . 11 i l
up there. Why thai is asigut ini u
men and angels good to look at. But
whenawemen sells herself, swaps her
purity and self respect, her truth and
her soul for barter of any kind, such as
being called a married wemen, a house
and Tot, a few thousand dollars, a horse
and buggy, a certificit with a man's
name on it, and etceetery what if she
does have a minister for salcman, my
contempt for that female is unmitiga
Jde." "We diner from, each otlier in our
views, Josiah Allen's wife you believe
wemen ought to have rights I don't. I
believe wemen's spear ii.'
"Shet up about your spcars,Uvfeay3 f
getting wore out. "If ltlislt wemen's
spear to marry, the Lord will provide
her with a man it stands to reason He
will," says I, with a cutting look onto
Betsey. "I have seen wemen that was
willing to mam-, but the man wasn't
forthcoming. What are they to do?"
says I, growing eloquent 4' my deep
principal. "Are men to be pursued like
stricken dears by a mad mob of humble
wemen ? Is a wemen going out into the
streets and coller a man and order him
to marrv her?"
"I telf you," says Betsey, waving off
the subject, which was, lor reasons 1
won't hint at, odious to her, "wemen
hadn't ought to vote, for it would de
vour too much of their precious time a
studyin' the laws of their country-"
"J'rccious time!" says I, in a tone
of withering scorn; "wemen spend more
time a-frizzin' their front hair than it
would take to learn the whole statue
book by heart. And if they get a new
drcs-s, they find plenty of time to cut it
all up into strips, jest to pucker it up
and set it on airain: but when it comes
to a job about as long as putting a letter
into the post-ollico, they are urcatnui
short on it for time. Wemen find time
enough to read ail the novels they can
get hold of why, let one of these, very5,
wemen that think lh I'rfe-Ident'tf
bureau is a ehe.-t draw where he?
keeps his fine shirtanri the tariff is a
wild horse the Senators keen to ride -t
keep to rule --i t
on let one of these wemen iezt in.d of
one volume of a nosl, wliatdoea h
care about timo tUThc re ' 'ae other
four? and how she wi'.' luy awake nights
worrvin' about the hero? Betsey Bob
bet," says I, in a itnpressvic tone, "if
there hau been a wemen nut on tne
Island of Patnios, and Paul's letters to
the churches had been love letters to her,
Bibles wouldn't be so lonesome as they
arejiow. Wemen," I continued, "find
time enough for balls, and theatres, add
parties, and to cover their faces with
their fans, aud giggle, and abuse the
neighboring wemen. Why," says I,
growing eloquent again, "the very rea
son that men's talk is nobler than wem
en's is because their minds are filled
with biztrer thoughts. Betsey Bobbet,
when did you ever know a passel of men
to set down and spend a whole evening
talking about each others vests, ana
mistrustin' such a feller painted? Fill
a women's mind with bis thoughts, and
she won't talk sueh little back-biting
gossip as she does now."
"But the delicacy of voting," says Bet
sey; "the shock to our wemenly modesty,
of going amongst strange men to vote."
"It hain't no shock to wemenly mod
esty to dance all night with a dress on
indecently low in the neck, and a
strange man's arm around your waist, is
it? I am for wemen's rights, and I say
it boldly; but thicr hain't a minister, or
a presiding elder, or a old deacon in the
Methodist church that could get me to
waltz with 'em; but these wemen tha
arc too modest to vote, don't make
nothing of being jest introduced to a
man, who may be a retired pirate, and
let him walk up and hug them by the
hour to the music of a fiddle and a base
violin. I don't want to hear one more
word about wemenlv modesty !" aud 1
paused, rod in the face with my scornful
and lofty emotions.
"I think your views are uronious,"
says Betsey; "there is a inherient difi'er-
ence between the two sects, as I remarked
to the editor of tho U unlet last night, a
eominsr out of meetinc: the frinceof mv
shawl ketched on to one the buttons of
Ins vest, ami we -was obleeeed to walk
cloe together clear through the meeting-house.
I says to him, after I had
enquired all about his sweet motherless
twins, says I, 'iou don't believe in
wemen's rights, do you? Don't you'
believe n is wemen's nature naturally to
" 'I do,' says lie; 'heaven knows I do!' 1
and he was so earnest agreeing with me;
that he give a real wrench at the button
that tore the fringe right out of my
shawl. That is the way men are more
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t'tuuu unit uiiisii, nn lit nun, iiiiu l Cllieil
are clinging in their natures, like a vine
to a stately tree."
"I never was much of a dinger mv
self; still, if wemen want to cling, I
hain't no objection to it. But sunnosin'
a viuo hain't no tree convenient to cling
to? bupjMjsin' the tree she happens to
cling to lulls through Inherient rotten
ness at tne core, minuter ana iignimng,
and oteetery what is to become of the
creeper if it can't do nothin' butcreep?
As long as a womaii has a rich home
and loving friends, it hain't much mat
ter to Iter whether poor wemen get the
samo pay for doing tho same work that
men do or not, but let her lose her home
anu inends, and it makes considerable
difference to her." Betsey quailed so
that I continued in more soft ami rea
sonable accents. "As you nay, Betsey; I
1 . . . .
that wemen have a natural
h.-.nkerin-r after the irood opinion of the
other sect; but they can do without that
admiration better than vittles. Givo a
woman as many fields to work ln as men
have, and as good wages, and that is
enough. It riles me to hear folks talk
about wemen's wanting to wear the
breeches! They don't want to; they
like muslin and calico better than tlioy
do broadcloth. This talk about Its
making wemen coarse, nnd making men
wash dishes, Is all shear nonsense !
"You can't change nature. You may
tie mi an old lien as lontr as as vou
i mg to make a nest and scratch for her
... 1 . , . . . i.
chicken;-; and you may shut tin a lion
proceeded: "ion may want a green
shade onto the front side of your house,
and to that end and effect you may
t riant a acorn and set out a rose-bush,
ut all tho legeslatures in creation can't
make that rosgjbush stand up straight as
a giant, or .tuar acorn tree blow out full
groundi.vd watereG"' .u r T .'u'de
i watorhrf yv, iluii alter
I turn:. C v .ill bat!, h
whrd6? tint .! il i- tii , -ft ur.
whifclf - nerenf. Mid Men suit ii.ti-
side ' j
would one will sing base
air as lontr as "the world si-
Jest at this minute we se
tne uimlct coming 'wavd
Mim u norse anil buggyfa
saui at. once she must be "SSI
.... ..UK", ue werryinir
"And," she added, "I brouKtii
of poetry that I wrote this
-. iiT i" J "ream. The turn
. ' ,"." jiw""1 now.' 1 wfc-
rn rrsfl if t7raitit 1...1 r .. ...
in a few daysff shouldn't b
1 1 1 1 r-r-- ....... 1 1" a . . ..
ii, ji-h, wasn't Tor
werryinc so after mo "
3'? h as she hurryed to th.
"Mebby you will get a ridetB
' Oh. no: I hail
ivn 1 L- T ii . " ,
iu uie mussels."
As I see he didn't ask h8i
am glad she felt so. Tome J.
L .. 41. 1 . . " Vj"
tj rid 1
A Good Joke. A Stmi
of those fellows who go abS
trj advertising "Actio Kl
riers' Friend." "Unf Wi
specifics on bridges, fences, h
and every object animate and
perpetrated a ioke on a fan
Eugene City. The aforesaid ..
constructed a magnificent
steneil.artigavpjit for thatgafl
eraliy c'ovHW iLwith advert
"1 he owner boiled over with
midst of the fence lie coull
temptation. "But," saids
"there was a bietrer trato ir
round the corner; why didhli
that?" The artist was dumlj
he felt as if he had let a bf
couldn't rest that nitrht. At dawn lfo
arose, got out his team, went back four
miles and looked lor that gate. To his
chargin, there was no gate there. He
sat on his wagon-box while he cursed
things blue. But while indulging in sad
rumination on the wickedness of man
kind in general, and the owner of the
Kate in particular, he espied four white
horses standing inside the farmer's
fence. He became inspired! ho caught
the animals and took his stencil plates
and went to work. When ho got
through, the horses were peripatetic ad
vertisements of Loryea's remedy. ''UDk"
appeared Uatyyeen their p-"i w.ti"
over theiroqg3f-tj63F -ills, and "Vvk.
totf;tSiompL Hon of JU work thajt
artist gin w up In toiw and loft. But
, tVtv hours aftvr thl jarmcr madehisnn-
im-.i.t.c- t.i .tuiKenc Oty. maklntr anx
ious inquiries for that stencil man. lie
wanted to put a head on him. Jaateon
Don't go to "work" to win the affec
tions of a woman; it can't bo dono in
that way. The more you go to work the
more she won't like you. Push her into
a tiuck pond and pull her out by the
hair. If you are afraid to do this jump
in yourself and let her pull you out.
Lend her money, borrow some from her.
Make her believe she has deeply
wronged you, and then forgive her.
Deeply wrong her, and don't ask to be
forgiven. In short, contrive either to
lay her under a lasting obligation to you,
or lay yourself under a lasting obliga
tion to her. It does not make the dif
ference of a headless pin which, so far
as concerns the result. Laramie Sen
tinel. The name of the Turkish wnn'a
paper, Euridiki, is in English, l '.vrydiet.
It is so called in in memory of tUc'SkW
of Orpheus, whom lie brought y 'k, or
tried to from the realm of da
Its aim is to call women to a higher life,
and witli this view a series of lives of
women distinguished in art, science and
literature are being published in its
A Mrs. Johnson, of Leavenworth', was
sued by a lawyer for $60. He did a lot
of talking to the jury; but all she said
was, "I leave mjgeoiwith tho greatest
cont'''""" in il!P.)u)JW&f n-h ' good
look ; ;ii 2m Tttsi ".!' a ve
dict aa -?UrmiW Jh.ifiWavir.
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