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FRIDAY SEPTEiLBER 1, 1S71.
AVc have six classes of man's rights
editors in Oregon. First in order conies
the lowest or brulal type of the frater
nity. They judge all women by those
with whom they have been most inti
mate, as well as by their own ideal
standard. They think that nothing but
the stronc arm of the law keeps any
woman virtuous. Such editors would
receive no notice from this journal were
it not that their public life, their per
tinacity and unbluslnngly prurient
thrusts at all sensible and virtuous
women who dare think for themselves,
render it necessary to sometimes show
them up in their true colors. This is a
disagreeable task, and one which we
hoije will not often fall to us as a duty.
The next in the upward grade is the
pugilistic politician. He bases right
upon tne theory of combativeness and
the practical development of muscle.
If a woman so far forgets her state of
"clinging" gentleness as to engage in a
game of fisticuffs or inveterate swearing,
or if she uses Derringers and whisky,
straightway they willingly acknowl
edge her right to vote. TIiom; men are
one remove above the brutal tyie.
The next in order above the pugilistic
politician is the sexual type. They rec
ognize gender as being far superior to
intellect. The only requirement or
qualification that a voter possesses, ac
cording to their standard, is that such
voterbe of the genus masculine. They
imagine that they are helping God Al
mighty to keep the "gender" of one
half the human family within the
"sphere" wherein themselves have cir
cumscribed it, and they are to-day in
mortal terror over their certain defeat.
Then we have the timid politicians
those who fear that women will degrade
herself by purifying the moral atmos
phere that is daily breathed by herself
aud children. They have set up an ideal
woman, whom they affect to "worship,"
and then, by way of exercising consist
ency, point proudly to the courtesan
the legitimate result of their system of
imposed dependence as evidence that
woman, the holy creature, would be de
graded by possessing an equal power
with them to help themselves.
Then we have the jo editor. He
feurs that woman's devotion to the
preparation of chicken stews and French
pastry for the good of his stomach will
be turned into active participation in
public affairs ; so he searches his Bible
for such scriptures as "wives, submit,"
etc "We li&ven't any more to say about
Then we haveanother and by far the
largest class of editors who really wish
our cause to succeed, who know that it
will succeed, but who fear to come out
and say so lest they thereby lose caste
among politicians and forfait future po
litical possibilities. Let all such take
timely warning, for the day of retribu
tion is at hand. Women will bear in
grateful remembrance these policy-
beforc-prineiple Sir Oracles, anil will
use their coming political influence to
keep them out of public places of emol
ument and trust
A PUZZLE FOR LAWYERS.
An odd case is puzzling Hartford law
yers. A man died a few months ago,
leaving a handsome property. His wid
ow was exiected to soon give birth to a
child, and the dying man left a wlllgiv
ing two-thirds of his property to the
child yet to be born if it proved to be a
boy, the other third to the widow; but
li a gin, sue was to receive one-third
ana its mother two-thirds. The widow
has however, given birth to twins a
boy and a irirl. And now how to dis
pose of the property in accordance with
uie win is the knotty question.
We call upon the wives aud mothers
of Oregon to gravely consider the above
"puzzle." We are free to acknowledge
that it is not the equitable distribution
of the property between the mother ami
her two children which puzzles us. hut
the idea that any man has power to
reach his hand out of the grave and
clutch and hold the proicrty of his wife
after lie no longer has need of it, is in
deed to us a "knotty" and questionable
proceeding. Let "the woman who has
all the rights she wants" consider for a
moment if she would not want more
rights if her husband should make a
will like the above, and dying, leave
her to grapple helplessly with lawyers
and their fees who fail to see that the
wife's control of the husband's
property belongs by right, if not by
law, as much to herself in case of his de
cease as that same property would
belong to the husband in case the
wife should not survive him. The idea
that the husband owns the property
tliat is jointly earned by himself aud
wife is an outgrowth of man's rights,
and one of the most flagrant acts of in
justice which the woman movement is
destined to overcome.
iprc has been informed that we said
tiee it " w r ? cnUe,, "l to ,u-
ihat siigi, n i'tT1' a,blc to enjurc
teringnWceo ilT n?er our
Wc have more
City than In any other town 5 un
in the State, and we imbl.
our large subscription lut to
of our friend. And now hesliKllu u
Oh, dear! whs us!
This article was prepared for Mrs
Carrie F. Young's Woman's Jicific Coast
Journal for September. We are pleased
to be enabled to give it a place in our
columns in advance, and invite its care
ful perusal by parents. Mrs. Young's
work is one in which the people arc vi
tails' concerned, whether they heed their
own best interests or not.
Some of the lesser lights of the Ore
gon masculine editorial fraternity are
engaged in a species of pitiful petti
fogging, the object of which seems to be
to hold the Jargcand increasing class of
conscientious, intelligent and moral
people in our country who are in favor
of extending the franchise to women re
sponsible for the peculiar and we think
erroneous views upon the marriage
relation advocated by Mrs. "Woodhull.
There would be just as much propriety in
holding every memberof the Republican
party to-day responsible for the insane
attack ot John Brown upon Harper's
Ferry, or the votaries of republican gov
ernment the world over for the excesses
of the Paris Commune. Abstractly con
sidered, John Drown was right, for no one
will deny that liberty is the universal her
itage of our common nature, and a boon
sacred above all else. But then, when he
made the effort to free the negro race,
he erred in not taking into consideration
the external circumstances and sur
roundings of the enslaved people for
whom he sacrificed his life, and the
wild disorder and tumult which would
inevitably have followed the success of
his revolutionary project. And so, Mrs.
Woodhull's theory of marriage, so long
as mankind are deceitful, selfish and
brutal, would result in wide-spread disaster-
to our race. Never until men
and women are educated up to the an
gelic state can her idea of the true
marriage condition le realized.
It lias been the fate of all reforms to
be clogged and hindered in their onward
march by the honest but ill-directed ef
forts and Utopian views of a few zealous
enthusiasts. Mrs. "Woodhull is emphat
ically one of these. Seeing much that
is obnoxious in the marriage state as at
present regulated, and having tasted its
bitter fruits herself by sad experience,
she fain would reform society by strik
ing at its very roots, not comprehending
that while she would thus better the
condition of a few of her own sex,
the vast majority of women would be
infinitely worse off than before.
And now we hope we have heard the
last of this twaddle about women in
tending to abrogate the marriage rela
tion from our man's rights brethren.
From the way in which some of them
have exorcised about it, one would
think they considered themselves in
imminent danger of losing their help
meets under the "new dispensation,"
and had been spending some sleepless
nights over it. Rest easy, gentlemen.
"Women do not intend to abrogate the
marriage relation; they would only
purify and renovate it.
The town of Vancouver is handsome
ly situated upon the right bank of the
Columbia river, a few miles above the
mouth of the Willamette.
It is, wc believe, the oldest town in
Washington Territory, and is destined
at no very distant day to make a com
mercial emporium of considerable im
portance. The distance from ISast Port
land to this place is but five miles, in
eluding the widtli of the Columbia
river, which wc judge to be at this place
at least one mile from bank to bank.
We learn that Jay Cooke has issued a
pamphlet containing a plan for a rail
road bridge at this point, to connect
East Portland with Vancouver, thus
rendering the latter place a convenient
and agreeable resort or residence for peo
ple whoso business regularly calls them
to the pent-up city of Portland. Cer
tainly a more handsome or healthier lo
cation could not be chosen for suburban
residences, and we suggest to those of
our citizens who feel unable to purchase
situations for suburban homes at the
present ruling rates in Portland, the
propriety of taking a good look at the
future prospects of Vancouver.
The citizens of this place are peculiar
ly affable, agreeable aud friendly. While
there is here to be found all the refine
ment peculiar to the city, there Is also a
heartiness of village hospitality that is
genuine aud refreshing.
Mrs. Laura DeForcc Gordon and our
self were pleasantly entertained a short
time since at the genial home of Major
Adams, in a style fit for a President and
The hotel kept by Mr. L. M. Hidden
is well oderetl and comfortable; the
Government works have an inviting
look : and what is best of all the people
subscribed liberally for the XkwXoutu
west. We're going to Vancouver again.
Tl. noir ndltor of the Herald isa racy
and agreeable writer, iils jottings oi
his journey westwanl are very inieresi
wo would have an almost unal
loyed good opinion of him up to this
date had it not been for his silly skim
ble-skamble about a "smiling vaney,
which lie likened unto a weak-minded
. .,,i rnr.,.. 1.1.2 rlinnsoiIiis over
the ridiculous metaphor we judge that
he is of the same namby-pamby man's
rights stamp of egotistical, one-sided
Coliticians to which John A. Bingham
elongs. Well, well; sensible women
must bear with the frailties of editorial
man's rights humanity. The rising gen
eration of masculine editors will redeem
thereputation of the present weak-minded
fraternity. Xcic XortInccst( Woman's
Why, dear madam, that "metaphor"
was not intended for you "strong-minded
women," who arc so anxious not to
be any better than us men. x, w
rected exclusively to those weak-minded
ladies, who arc silly enough to ac
knowledge that they are oi me ibuhuub
gender, and foolish enough to "accept
ye situation." Jlcraia (.nan s juyiue
m.) Ir In the puerile specimen of sexual
lomposity who originated the above lies
the last hope of the Oregon Democracy,
we pity the trembling cause. But there
are gentlemen among tho Democratic
h 0M rtio.,s, and we are
7u?r ;tTanj not niloved upon
the Herald in li,. r .,
I carpet-bagger. vr-wau.,.
IS WOMAK POWERLESS?
The following article, which we clip
from the editorial columns of the Dallas
Republican, evinces such a spirit of tol
erance and fair dealing that we are
pleased to give It place in our columns :
"18 VrOMAX IWVEItLESS1?
Tiit niinstirm is broucht to our minds
by reading an article from a rialem cor
respondent, published In the last issue
oftheXKwNonTmvnsT, in which the
writer of an excellent articio uses uie
following expression: 'Woman is pow
erless, so long as she eats the bread of
dependence, to prevent the aggression
of man.' The first proposition brought
out In consideration of this point is Is
woman any more dependent upon man
than men are mutually dependent upon
each other? From the cradle to the
grave, we need tne assistance 01 eacn
other, and are mutually dependent. In
the business concerns of life, in the so
cial relation, and in the domestic circle,
we see that it is impossible, in the very
nature of things, for anyone to been
tlrelv Independent. In business we find
men'dependent upon each other; and as
water will find its level, so we find men
assuming their relative positions, in ac
cordance as their merits and surround
ings may dictate. The same rule is ap
plicable in tlie social and domestic cir
cles. In the latter, how often do we see
the woman the dominant spirit, ruling
business affairs, as well as the house
hold, as she deems for the best, with
none to molest or make her afraid. Al
though she may receive the jeers of
some or the thoughtless ones 01 tne
community, yet the wler and more far
seeing wllf take it as a matter of course,
aud deem that, if the woman rules, it Is
because she Is the best quanneu lor
ruler. As to her being 'iwwerless to
irerent man's aggression,' while we
lave no sympathy for the man referred
to in the writer's article, yet we are fain
to believe that when women rise to the
dignity which they arc able to assume,
inn exert in the right directum the
jKiwer they really iossess. there will be
lewcr suen cases to record, as to wom
an's power, we sec It demonstrated
daily. Tlie influence she exerts is felt
in all the walks of lire, bhc inspires
man with high aud noble aspirations,
and we see him, under her guidance,
putting forth herculean efforts for the
accomplishment of great and noble ends.
The Influence for good which can be ex
erted by a noble, high-minded woman
can hardly be estimated; and while we
are sorry to say that in many Instances
her iower Is exerted for evil, as would
naturally toiiow, wc do think that a
careful consideration of the relative re
lations of the two sexes would couvinc
the most skeptical that, as for power,
the women hold the balance."
We respectfully ask our brother if he
thinks it right, or even expedient, to
longer politically legislate to circum
scribe woman's opportunities?
BERIAH BROWN AND TEE
Mrs. Laura DcForce Gordon lectured
at Olympia recently, and here Is Bcriah
As for the subject matter of her lec
ture we hardly know how to treat it; it
seems to us too absurd to argue against,
and yet it is becoming too formidable to
be laughed at. The abstract right of a
woman to follow the bent of her own
tastes and inclinations In many ways
not now regarded as strictly conven
tional, cannot be logically controverted.
We cordially agree with our brother
when he says he does not know how to
treat the subject of woman suffrage. He
hasn't yet conceived the first principles
of harmonious government, andof course
the ethics of such government "seem
absurd" as viewed from his standpoint.
He tells another truth when he says
the movement "Is becoming too formid
able to be laughed at." Is it possible
that he has just made, this discovery?
We have known it for half a score of
He acknowledges that "the abstract
right of a woman" to follow the dictates
of her own judgment "cannot be logic
So much for the good, hard sense in
his article. Now look at his next para
We are not disposed to dispute the
right of any woman to wear trousers,
ride straddle, chew and smoke tobacco,
drink lager, attend caucuses, cut her
hair short and hold street discussions on
Now, logical lady reader, look hard at
the next sentence. (The Italicsareours.):
All thi tee do ourscleen without any
scnuc of impropriety ; but wc certainly
would not eiooc a woman of such tastes
and habits as the mother of our cldldren.
We do wonder if Berlah's married? If
he is we'll wager a biscuit that his wife
secretly objects to such a mass of pu
trescence as the father of her children.
If she doesn't, she' a a fool; and if she be
a sensible woman and consequently dors
unavailably object, no wonder liermaster
fears her coming political equality with
himself. Arc these drinking, chewing,
smoking lepers fit to make the laws that
govern pure and noble women? And
can women live as wives with such and
fail to be contaminated? Xay, verily
But women can legislate in a political
capacity for the removal of wicked ami
abominable temptations without danger
of such contamination.
It Is the intention of Mrs. Young to
remain in this vicinity during the com
ing winter, and at some futuredavagain
pay this city a visit. If this lady will
let Woman's Bights alone and confine
herself to tho subject of intemperance
she may do much good In Oregon. En
terprise. Ah! There's the rub, dear frightened
friend! Mrs. Young, like every other
woman with a brain above her eyelids,
will agitate the right of women to vote
the curse of intemperance out of exist
ence. You'll hear her 011 that subject
soon. She's as sound 011 the suffrage as
the temperance question.
Mrs. Duniway complains of too much
churcii beii-riiiging in Portland on Sun-
days, on t riday evening last, however, ' Ists, at Munich. September i!d, should ' account of It. I verily believe lie is an ! "Why, sir, mother was Mek and dy
in tills city, on tho occasion of Mrs. Gor-1 hare a public discussion on the church . incorrigible voung thief and vagabond. , ing," he said, the big tears streaming
don's lecture, It seemed to us the Con- question. A new declaration -will bo He is one of those "streets Arabs" whom I down his checks, "and me and our little
Krvtsutiuu." "I." Muuui never cease ring
ing, Its "ding-dong-ding" continuing
through tho greater portion of an hour.
But we suppose it was only ringing for
(a) cliangc. Enterprise.
Wc are sorry our friend's nerves were
so acutely tortured over the expected
"change" in masculine monopolies.
That bell must have tolled the death-
knell of his hopes.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE. !
Woman for the last thousand of years
lias been moving on the ramparts of
man. Rut it is only within the last fif
teen or twenty years that they have
made any decided progress in thc.work
which-was undertaken a few decades
prior by two or three women. As an
evidence of the progressive spirit of our
age, we wouui only mention that worn
en now edit a number of papers almost I
" " uevoicu to their sex, and in;. social world. Her associates are the
which they demand the enfranchisement .t fe... ot iirwr Ten " She wel
of woman as necessary to the purity of lect le" f LPf ien' Ut
our politics. Among the organs advo- i comes to her circle profligate men
eating the political eoualitv of woman
we have had the pleasure of perusing
Voodhull A- ClaflM Weekly, of New
York; the Jleroltition. of Washington;
the Pioneer, of San Francisco, and the
aKW XoilTHWES-r. of Portland.
Hs . , IJ ,roul c,,lFlleB' ,
V linnt- 1.".. T. ,.t .
......... me J-UKUrc UUIIIIUI ll
...... .,H 6ra us readers uie auovo nc.ii
compliment. If it had held on when it
had said enough, however, it would have
been a high stroke of sensible reticence,
for the Xew Xoktuwest will not sup
port a candidate forStatcPrlntcr'scmol
uments under the Xew Disiiensation, un-
I less he proves his right to our patronage
by ceasing to try to hold the woman suf
frage movement up to ridicule. Evi
dently Woodhull iC- Clajihi's Weekly is
his sieclal study, since he has culled
more delectable tidbits from Its columns
uuc imuo tii me ouiirnm iiiuu we had
the least idea the Weekly contained in a
MRS. CARRIE F. YOUNG'S LECTURE.
This talented lady delivered a very
able lecture on the temperance question
last Monday evening at the Court House
in this city. The court room was
! crowded to its full capacity, and the
lecture was very well received. Mrs.
Young Is a very pleasing, affable and I
fluent speaker, has a ready command of
l,n..M.mliiln ..iillf.r .rift or f.n.nlK- I
of swavimt an audience such as but few ,
los.sess. She Is doing a good work for !
thn Mnvnii..., ,f t,..r ...-.. .....i ..f i.... I
mmiHv nt l-irm. Kb.. h..li..vn ii.nf Hm
trim solution of tin. liilnimwrjiiw-n nni.. !
tlon is the arminir of woman with that .
most iratent of all nolltical weapons, the
ballot. Let those timid women who are
afraid of tho ballot listen to her elofiuont
airam oi me uauot ustiii toner eloquent
portrayal of tho advantages It would
confer in putting down the rum fiend
alone, and wc are satisfied that their
icars wouui vanish iikc magic.
Mrs. Young is at present lecturing ami
canvassing nt Astoria and other points
.... i, m. ,..... ,.r
land will have o'imortmiHv to lu.-ir hpr ,lot spotless, and whose family expe -
ShI ,0,,tarI,er!rle,J was not such as to leave l.er'lii
...v wiuiuuiti. ifv.fi.iv ... .
Tlin thllim-tmr frn.., Il, Vn.,nnv,.ri
r " -""
We notice that the Portland ircrald
uas a new editor, .ile is lust irom old
Pike. His name is not Bowers, but
Taylor. His style, however, so nearly
resembles that of the noted Missourian,
first mentioned, that the coincidence is
matter still more remarkable, he follows
in the foot'deps of his Illustrious prede
cessor, and the first thing he does is to )
tell us ,
"How lioramc Ik re.aiid how lie came tomnm,
Ami lcae his ilruroM uininmy
Aml come m farfnini hoinp."
We beg our brother not to be too hard
on the "Xew Herald." Every time you
touch him you make him so "witty"
that we tremble lest he eftervesce Into
A notorious woman seducer named
Robert Haywanl has again escaped the wl11 clearly Illustrate. 1 I determined to be present in court on
lint of lnili Hnmnnmiiunmo! T" lsc9 a lwle-faced, emaciated, but the day fixed for his further examiiia
f iat of justice. He was arraigned some intelligent-looking boy of fourteen vcars , tlon. When the case was called on, the
j jv-'o sw ifwn i viuuv
monv. We loam that she went on iron-
.in- of n.ta i.vw.t- .rn n.n. ,.,., ..,i I sll0P of employer. The poor little I from his disposition, I am quite con
dai of this week before the court and fdIow wa3 , the hH!lt .liitrcss, and vinceil that he did not steal the purse.
t-tnr.l lt.. III.. 41 r .. ..II.... . . . .. . .... . if... . . .. .4
giuiiHK mcui iiiasvuiiuu uiuss -
questioning, until cv
r tlie nonce, after!
Initial was uiIimI for
"T l"B '." . . lr"u wr
postponed iiiuu neuucsiiay; bin, as the
complaining witness failed to appear,
a warrant was issued to arrest her for
contempt of court, although herstricken
father testified that she had disappeared
on 'lucsday, and was tracked to the rlr-
er's edge, where all trace of her was lost.
We deeply spmpathlzc with the be
reaved (?) court whose contempt the
poor, mined child forfeited, most likely,
by drowning herself.
Shades of Martha TiipixT and Trsula
Pierce! ltobcrt Hayward, do you never
see their ghosts?
We see that the editor-in-chief of the
Oreyonian Is "not a little annoyed" be
cause the locals on that journal made er
roneous statements one day about real
Wc have waited patiently for a week
or more to see if tlie "gross misinforma
tion" that appeared lu the Oreyonian
concerning the reputation of Elizabeth
f':lilv Klnllf oil Vl'olllil (;lllllov,' llim lllwt n
"lit Hi. but. Arrs. Kfanto., is ,,t v,.t
a voter, this obtuse ltolitician does not vpith 'pompous tone he thus stated
think It worth while to treat her with I the ease: 'This gentleman came into my
simple decency. Well, well; she'll hare' shl y"r ""n"" to purchase some
the ppohitlre power one of these days, I gIsJlK?, fe cf ffKSSi
and we'll sec somebody ousted from the home, and left the shop; but in the
Portland Custom Houe. That's some ' course of ten minutes returned for his
comfort ' lcket-book, which he missed, and was
. confident that he had forgot It on my
.,.., , . , . ... 'counter. This boy, Harry, had been
. Vi f" i"tcUIKellec con-' with me but a few weeks,' and I re
cenilng the Do.Uiiger movement in , markI that he hurried away out of the
Gerinany reports that at a meeting of sho,, immediately, and I did not lay my
Liberal Catholics at Heldelburg, Au-' eveJ i,im for three days afterwards,
gustoth and Cth, which was attended by 'There was no one In the shop at the time
some forty delegates, representing the but Harry and myself. The pocket-book
countries of Bavaria, Prussia, Austria was none, and no one In the world would
o iiiciiaiui. it- wus rcsoiveti mai
the coming Concrcss of anti - lnfallibil -
issued, and Catholics of every nation
will be asked to attach themselves to
the movement. The Dolllnger Catho -
lies, tuougii placing nine reliance on
I.11U OL'UUU Ul ilie UUVUlllUlvlll, 1W.4 M..4-
KUIUCUI IIIUDUII lUIbUlllUK.! UJ ..4...,
no... A .rti.. . . . . .r umcein i . . i 1 1 1 i 1 1
it is expected initiative war steps will
Californla estimates Us crop of castor
oil at thiry thousand gallons.
LETTER PB0M SOUTHERN OREGON.
KEl'LY TO MRS. O.T. DANIELS.
Southern Okeciox, August22, 1871.
Mrs. A. J. Duniway: Tour paper of
Augus18th contains a letter from Mrs.
O. T. Daniels, to which I would ask the
privilege of making some replies.
To her first sentence I would say that
woman makes and controls the whole
ami uars pronigaic women, n .Mrs.
Daniels would change the moral status
of society, she must ask her sisters to
help her theirs is the power. Affable
mammas receive tne mt. .rays oi tne
worlil, offer them their ralr young
.,,,. n,,,l smlln fiinrntfulness of
- ""& - - - o --
4 ,.IX , Tf "VfK3 Ttnnlnl
: , ... rfiM ..oiK. w
her ask some Hannah Ralls to meet
those affable mammas, and then see If
woman has any pity for "An erring
Mrs. Daniels' "heart burns with con
tempt and indignation" (hope it did not
set her clothes on fire!) because the
newspapers call Mr. Fay Honorable a
prefix to which he Is entitled by law
and suggests that no more ollices be
given him. She shows a spirit of mal
ice and spite towards him winch sug-
gests the thought that sometime he has
been remiss in gallantry to herself.
It is not "cash and brains" alone
which gives him a free passport every
wherefor he lias little of the first but
because he is a man who has liecn tried
and found always faithful anil true to
friends anil party. He has relatives and
friends who feel deeply every slander
ous word spoken against him, but he
himself cares little for lady scribblers
who send their efforts to the papers
murcly because, unless they published
tllelllSClVCS, their lllSlglllllCallt lialHCS
would never appear in print ; who,
luppy-d8 style, attack some noble
game, iniagliiliig that It will abound to
their credit. That woman does no
wisely who courts the Cllinlty of a
"" wre Mr. Fay the bad
man she '
calls him, Mrs. uaniels might well,
tremble for her own safety. When the I
woman was brought to the Saviour he i
, -"'"- i LlB- ' ""' i"e.
. coultl J,rs- " wr test v
, , V 1 . ..' ' V.
nniwtlitc inorr.hnnL'riii f itmrMl
, S,rl . l ,l0 u3 ln.L a- ' engage"
another man an the lime), is a woman
of twentv-two or three, whose past was
ignorance or the consequences or indis-
cretion. She Isa designing woman
who aimed at becoming Mrs. Fay, and . of the Central Police Court, calling my cusers of the innocent, and .securelalcon
tRu.nlw.tfnl In- bor famllv. Rl.o honn.l attention to this boy. .. . . . Ivietiou, whilst the criminal iiWpurple
i ov uiainir ins reiiuiiiiioii aim lowermir
I it 0 her own to compel him to marrv
I loiii- in li,
..4 4.. " ,.
"l-'"r cnougu 01 nowmig
scandal-mongers to keep the thing al-
! ways before the public but in the last
! T 0j,int. tUsxt sllc wln taiL
"Who Stole the Purse ?"
A SKETCH ritOM TUB NOTE HOOK OF A rUISOX
Everyone committed to durance vile
is not guilty of the crime laid to his
the whole city is in arms atrainsthlm.
and he is hunted to desperation or death.
Circumstantial evidence alone is a
rery dangerous theory to convict upon
1 in criminal cases, as the followimrsketch
oi age wus uruugnc uciore me rtiixMi-
having stolen a sum of money from the
the felon's dock,
our name?" asked
With a faltering tone he sobbed out!
his name, whieh, howerer, was not
1 caught by the bench. Tlie olllcious
1 Iw,cc4omccir.1TO?":'d out in a tone which
1 but hold up your head and answer his
1 honor, lell him your name."
"Harry Esmond." humblv renllnl tho
"Where do vou live?"
"In Jerry Hill street, Toxtelh Park,
"Xow, Mr. Stubbs, what Is the case,"
said the magistrate with some interest.
"The old story, your honor," replied
theclerk, rather familiarly. "Thieving.
He's stolen a nurse containing over
twenty pouuds, and won't give any ac
count ot It whatever."
"Where are the witnesses ?"
"Here, your honor. The gentleman
who lost the money and the boy's em
plover." "Go on with the case."
The boy's master stood forward, anil
after swearing upon the book, proceeded
to state the case. He was a keen
featured man, a love of gain stamping
his manner and acts with shrewdness
and self-sufficiency. He grasped the
rail of the witness box with a firmness
which showed his self-possession and
determination to have the accused made
I a.n sample of for the whole fraternity of
. stii)iose 1 stole lu nils lau iiiusl nuvc
' cil. u. Tar he can't or won't give any
j took out of cliarity aud set to work,
and this is the return he makes me. He
1 vas iwor, naked little beggar, whom I
-! was poor, naked little beggar, whom I
i clothed and fed, and he thus adds in-
-I gratitude to his villainy."
"Is that all, sir?'
"Yes.yourhonor. I hope you will give
IB lllill. Mil.
' him at least five years to a Reformatory,
to teach other lads not to rob their em-
The owner ofthe lost purse then slated
charge. The experience or years, Inone it,aiuiwnaisniore,Kiiowiu)iiiiiigoiit."
of the largest prisons in England, proves 1 He was straightforward inhis manner,
that a considerable per centage suffer with an open, genuine disposition, and
tiniustlv. Give a do? a bad name aud I felt that he was telling the truth. A
Mint flip shon-keepcrs evidence was enr-
rect. Hehad lost over, twenty pounds
in the way described anil he saw no
one in tlie shop hut tlus boy and his
master, ami me j '"""j5.'"3 HSMeiesai.i, -les, sir, just as sue was dying
i.rmlir returned to tell his loss. He she raised hprlmiwl
was quite positive lie nau not imcu inc
v i. KimainhnnHl f 1 1 s.t i npt II- I
nurse, lor nc 4ci..c"fc'v.w ...
wiiere ne iaiu u uw.. ..- ......, .......
where" this bov was tying up the parcel
of goods. He had not the least uouut in
the world that ne nan siu.c. .., ......
His not turning up to his work for three
davs was a nroof airainst him. He hoped
his honor would irive him a sentence
which he would not soon forget.
These voung rogues ought to ne maue
an example of. It wasn'tgood trying to
lift them out of the gutter, "nat s
bred In the bone is sure to come oui in
"Now my bov," said the magistrate,
"have von nnvthimr to sa v ? You have
heard the evidence of your master and
this pmitl..nm.i. who lost his money, and
the case looks verv black airainst you."
"Do vou wisli to say anything, or to
nvnlnln n I, 1
The poor little fellow was so mucii
. .. .
nlnrmni with Hi.. Hirromiilin.Trf of the
court ami Hii Miiniroiit ivfritv of his
Honor, tlioncrl. Iw. ins n irliw! niil l:ir!?e- I
.L -; t w. .
hearted man, who did not wish in any
wnv to intimiilatR thi almost infant
iMiiorit tlmt liouihlwMlmit inn rnnfllsod I
"Xo, sir; please, sir, I didn't steal it."
"Do vou know anvthimr of this iadV"
1 " I
asked his worship.
"io, sir," answered the olhcer; "but,
l believe him to be an uugratcmi youm
"Itemand him for seven days, for en
nui ry. btubbs, call the chaplain's at
tenllou to this boy: possibly he may cet
him to tell what he has done with this
money. If no new light is brought to
bear upon the case we must commit him
for five years to a lleformatory school.
Evil must be checked in the bud, and
we must teach these street urchins that
kindness must not be repaid by such
Poor Harry Esmond was taken down
to the bridewell cells, sobbing and sigh-
dowii uiK)ii the wooden stool, and the
..,.n r...,.m-m. i,u cHm nf. "Oh ! what
imr as If his heart would break. ie sat
will become of iKor Eddie V Oh ! what
will he do?" Tills was his little orphan
brother, the only kith and kin he had In
the world, uutcast ami incnuiess as ne
was now left, he had a warm, allectiou
I alo heart, and a noble, irenerous spirit.
i Hut three weeks beiore, ne promised ins
mother upon her death-bed that lie
i would love and protect utile 4-jiuie. ine
...i,,.., ,. i,it,.ss ..omlition of his
riliaii brother made him weep aud sob
more than ins own critical position, xio
s.,.,nt lmfiwirWlilli. was onthe
sirts limneless and friendless, without
the woria to look after him.
! Where would he sleep, and who would
. " . ,L- nmnmr the erotv.l of bovs
twttv 1 1 ill I 111 111 lllTllll . Jitr i IUJ IILLIUI
' .," . . v, aml be),Ked at the South
. i.u i,.l(i 1M t hance of pickinir up a
mnwr. This thoimht and his own
1 knowledge of the dangers and of the
, ' il r . ... , ' ,
Ti,n foilou inf dav a nofn was loft 011
mv desk, liearing the oflicial blue stamp
1 IOU1UI Him crj nig, as li ins Jiean
... i. n..i , . nr. nnf ni i
TOlilin ! ICildieVwho will take 'care of
von now?" The moment he saw who it
1 was. he rushed to the door, aud seizing
. ,)V the arm In thc most piteOHS anj
entreating tones si.id, "Oh! sir, will you
will you look after my little brother
I Eddie and put him in tlie Boys' Itefuuc.
, We have no father, and mother died
1 three welts ago. uo, sir, ir you please,
take care of Eddie !"
Having beam this sad story, I prom -
ised at once to find Juldie and place him
111 tue xioj-s' iteuige.
"But what about this purse and the
twenty pounds ."
I "I didn't steal it, sir, ror I never saw-
lad at his age who had been knocking
about the streets so long, and fallowing so
much lore aud fore-thought for his little
orphan brother, could neither be a liar!
nor a thief.
nuigisinue asKtni me u x unu any report
i this boy does not look like a thief, anil
'All rery well, but the evidence is
against him. Are the witnesses in
i court ?"
I "es," replied the clerk.
inc geiuieman who iot the monev
was again in the witness box, and, bar
ing taueu the oath, proceeded to detail,
as before, the circumstances of the case.
"Xow, sir, you hear yourself what the
gentleman states. Do you any longer
doubt that tne boy stole the purse ?"
"I admit that all the circumstances are
atrainst him. Still, I believe him inno
cent. Permit me, tIiou'h I know I hare
no right to such a privilege, to ask the
witness a question or two."
"Vou stated you missed your purse
alter leaving Air. urowirs snop ."'
"Yes, sir with over twenty pounds in
"You aroquitopoMtlrethatyou didn't
uiht u iiniij wim ,juu wiien you leit ."
"No, sirj I did not."
"You might hare done so?"
"But, I am as certain as I am staiulinjr
here that I did not."
"Could you not hare dropped it, then,
in your hurry?"
"I tell you, sir, I hadn't it to drop. I
placed Ituponthecoiinter.nearto where
this boy was makingup a parcel. Look,
you, reverend sir, I am as certain that
that young rascal took my purse, as I am
sure that you are sitting next to his
"You came back to tlie shop how
"Within five minutes or so."
"And the boy -was gone?"
"Yes, sir, and my purse, too," added
the witness very sharply.
Tho witness seemed to have tlie best of
the case, and thecourt believed that here
was another confirmatory proof that
prison chaplains have more heart than
head, and that "Lady Green" can always
be gulled. My belief lu the lad's inno
cence was still unshaken. ,
"May I ask the prisoner a question or
two, your worship?"
"Certainly, sir, certainly."
"Harry, did you steal thatgentlenian's
"No, sir. I never touched it. for I never
'Then why did vou leave Mr. Brown'..
shop in such a dreadful hurry that night,
as soon as that irentleman left, as he
inn .U.I ot
I&lrilc wis all she had to takn oarr nv'
her. I went straiirht home, for sin. toiii
. me in tlie morning that she was dying
i and that before many days we would be
"You went home, thTiiTLccaiise vour
in lii,er was How l01,8 hau fc, been
"A good long time, sir?"
"But whydidyou not go back to your
place? hy were you away three days?"
"ni. .ii- ntimr dint t,;.,i,t .....i
there was no one with her then but poor
little Eddie and irie."
The poor little fellow wept bitterly as
aim prayetl that God would raise una
Irion il , i. i . l.l..t
nuLivt iier iwo iiuiiiiess ur-
m"u lasuworus. were um jxarrv.
as you love me, take care and look after
luidie; my owiularllng child, keep away
...mi uuu uuys ranter starve man steal
or tell a lie." Iain a poor orphan bov,
but I didn't steal the purse, and I'm
telling no lie about It."
i nere were Tow dry eves m the Police
Court. Even the stern police wiped his
iace wim me cun or his blue unuorin,
ami tne reporters notes were bleared
i uisnu, suu, alter a mo
nient's silence, aud gaining a mastery
er my ieeungs, -mere is no evidence
to convict this boy. My firm conviction
Is that he knows nothing about the
purse, and anything against him rests
upon cireumxiamnn evidence, tic has
no friends In the world, no prospects
now, with suspicion resting uixmhim.
ui " ui"--i uauuuuon,
'shoeblacKlug in the streets.' this is
beset with danger. His little brother
I..., ...... !..,, :., -!.... tr....
lius iiu iiomu in mi; mia iku-iuutr.
Discharge him, and I promise to find
shelter for him in the same estabhsh-
no. 41... : .4 4 . - 1 1
the boy to be discharged.
Harry and Eddie are now together,
both receiving a solid and useful educa
tion, combined with an industrial
training which will fit them to gain
hereafter an honest and respectable liv-
Some months atterwards i was pleas
ingly gratified by receiving a note from
Mr. Brown saying that the purse, with
its contents, over twenty pounds, had
been round by his customer.
It turned out that Mr. Jirown him
self, in the hurry of making up the par
cels, had rolled it up along with the
oods, and mat all the while it was se
cretly in the possession of its owner.
The case, along with others which are
constantly occurring, show how danger
ous it is to convict upon circumstantial
evidence only, howevc
deuce may be. Many
however strong that evi-
boy nas grow 11 iiuuueuuiirineu criminal
through the demoralizing influences of
prison life. It was a mere chance that
Harry Esmond escaped. How many
bright, intelligent orphan boys now
wander in our streets, uneducated and
In poverty, who would sooner starve
than steal or tell a lie. because such
would disgrace the memory of their
Love and toSlty td; SEb Iweefc nme
virtues, but. strain: to -av. ttov flourish
most in the urn,-, ,ultivntl h the
"Arabs or our st. ' Men scar cely
recognize iaci- in- . ..i. imi y pus-
out of tho way place to find them. No
-j j j uiu-t jv-'-'v .-vj
better school can be found for probing
human nature, and looking at men
without their masks, than in a prison
There you see things
mi .... , .. t.:.... :.. .1...- . 1 - , 1 ,
itmong the poor and
I siilli'rni" olasses virtiii has more frit
than ainomr the unner crust ofsooietv.
Hags and poverty often becomeittheJac-
uu Bu m juis on .-ut il ee. lft , J4
a ri.inn'a iirnsu nmi i.ia nnnt ui-mi
not infallible proofs of euilt. iustBrohd
I cloth Is not an honest heart. -JH'cerBOot
uauioiie limes. An
The famine in Persia is more terrible
than was previously reportedSJTliere
I have been 27,000 deaths at clsnashan
I alone from starvation, and thocondition
or the provinces is still worse-trhe rice
crop is a complete failure, andlnff cattle
1 plague, small-pox, tvphus fe.verand
cholora prevail. fimmti
A newly discovered quarrv of":
ten miles from Baxter Springs,
covers 10,000 acres.
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