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MPJ. A. J. DfMWAT, KUllor and Proprietor
ori'ICE-rr. Iront nnil Stark Atree U.
A Journal for tbe People.
Devoted to the Interests of Unmanlty:
Alive to ail' Live Issues; nmlThoronEnl
HiKltol in Opposing and Exposing: the "VyronK.
ol HioMnise. ' '
Correspondents writing over assumed jtifina
tures mint make known their name's 'tothe
IMltor.or no attention will be given fo'tfielr
communications. . ,
TERMS, IN ADVANCE:
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Frkk .Speech, Fkek Pr.tss, Ke i: People.
ADVUirriSEMEXTS Inserted on ReawnaWe
P OTtTIVlVD , OREGON, FRIDAY, FJEBXtTTAJEtY 13, 1874.
What Slinll "bo Done uIIU Her?
BY MB, r. r. victor.
(Entered, seeontlnz to the Act or Consress.
In toe year ICS, by Mrs. F. F. Victor, In the
Office or the Librarian of Congreu, at Vannine
ISTO THS JAWS OP DEATH.
That night that Is the night of that
day on which Major Floyd was scouring
the desert for Indians Judith Miles was
plunged "into the mouth of hell," as
she had so long dreaded being.
All that the sweet and healthful in
fluenes of nature could do to heal her
spirit and strengthen her physical
frame had been done. Their winter
camp bad been made in the beautiful
valley of San Bernardino cou'hty, not
far from the town of that name, and
Judith iiad found much that was pleas
ant in her surroundings, even a few
agreeable acquaintances; so that, could
he have rested there forever, she would
have felt reconciled. They also had the
good fortune, as Judith esteemed it, to
fall in with two families going back to
Texas, like themselves emigrants who
had only viewed the promised land of
California to turn their backs on it be
cause a whole tract of country, forty
miles in extent either way, where they
wished to settle, was owned and con
trolled by one man whose policy was to
keep settlers out. With these men
Miles could be friendly, and with their
wives and children Judith and Katie
could associate freely.
So, together, these three families, with
their flocks and herds, set rut in the
spring for Texas. For several weeks all
went well with them. But a3 they pro
ceeded southward evil tidings reached
them of wholesale butchery upon the
route they were traveling, and the hearts
of the women grew faint and sick, while
the men's brows never relaxed their
frown nor their eyes their vigilance.
Slowly marching, day after day, in sun j
and dust, keeping guard at night, al
ways armed and watchful, they marched
at last into the crossing of an arroya, j
and so fell "into the jaws of death."
Fifty Apaches, equipped with the best
arms in use, rushed like a cloud-burst
upon the eight or ten men, and helpless
dozen or so of women and children, to
gether; and the end of the world had
come for them.
Judith, who happened to be mounted
on a fresh horse, and whom the savages
choose his pace. She remarked, with a
certain habit of mind, that the color of
the atmosphere against the hills was vi
olet, and the sky above them orange;
that between the hills was a long stretch
of tawny level, ending in a lovely ame
thystine distance. Then blood-red
flashes and jets of flame danced before
her eyes, and sharp pains scorned to
cleave her brain.
The short Arizona twilight faded witii
many a brilliant change, and Judith be
gan to be conscious that it was night
She dismounted when she discovered a
group of pltahaya trees, and feeling
weary,, th row herself on the ground, In
stinctively holding on to the lariat. But
sleep she could not. Her brain was
thronging with visions, some grotesque
and horrible, others exalted and beauti
ful. After a time the moon, rose looking
on her from the crest of a hill, as she
had seen It in hor California home.
Then she fancied she must go for her
father, because the wheat-fields were
burning, and mounting her faithful ani
mal, which had stood guard for hours
without offering to move, rode away not
It chanced, however, that her horse
took a course right to the camp of Major
Floyd. The sentinel who first discov
ered a horse and rider very naturally
concluded there was a savage spy to deal
with, and fired at once, alarming the
whole camp. The bullet intended for
an Apache struck that nobler creature,
the horse, that perhaps, after all, had
not chanced to save his mistress, and he
sunk to the earth with a terrible moan
of pain that startled her back to ha.f-consciousuess.
hindered from enjoying stolen goods.
It was amply worth while for the Gov
ernment to keep troops in an Indian
country, at that rate, Mrs. Kellogz was
"How fardid you follow the Indians ?"
asked the Colonel.
"O, five miles perhaps it was no uso
going farther. We had to come back,
too, and bury the murdered emigrants.
It was not a pleasant duty, either. And
we had our own wounded to take care
of. Lieutenant Small's case is very
"When did you pick-up this girl the
Doctor lias at his house ? I hear there
is some mystery about her."
"Well, there is. You see it is this
way: We had taken care to ascertain
the names of the killed as In r as that
was possible from the marks on the
wagon-covers, and other articles, and we
found that one of tho wagons belonged
to Jack Miles. How many others there
were of this name, women and children,
it was impossible to tell; but that they
Were all killed seemed positive, as we
should have been in time to witness the
flight, had there been any; for tho In
dians were at their work whan we came
in sight, and had not even time to set
fire to the wagons, as they usually do.
The whole country about, for two miles,
was flat, and afforded no shelter from
observation except by the banks of the
arroya, which was occupied by the In
dians." "But might not they the emigrants
and Indians have been between you
and the flying woman, so thatyoureyes
would not separate her from tho rest ?"
asked the lady who "ought to have been
A few moments later, in the midst oft alawJrcr-" . . ,
! liie .Major gave uie inuy a rariiu
glauce, smiled, and said: "It might
consternation and confusion, the discov
ery was made that a woman, not an
Apache spy. had been shot at. Judith
was conducted into camp, and in answer
to questions put to her, said that she
was "Judith Miles, and wauted to find
her Pap and Katie."
"Miles," repeated Major Floyir; "that
was the name of the young fellow who
came in yesterday 'Boone Miles.1"
"Has Boone come ?" inquired Judith.
"O Fap, has Boone come?" and then
the Major knew that it was delirium he !
had to deal with.
Putting "thatand that together" the
name and the delirium tho Major in
ferred that it was a case such as comes
from extreme and protracted thirst
such as would result from having been
i lost on tho desert since the timo of the
j first massacre two days before, and felt
no more serious concern for the sufferer
spareu in anng, saw ner latners wagon tban from ordiuarj. humanity was due
attacked; saw him shoot twice, rapidly, ' t t mi,for,,ln
"A case for the Surgeon," he said,
thinking the Doctor could relieve him
then fall to the earth: mw Katie torn !
from the wagon and butcherd before her
eyes saw It, and lived, with a dull
wonder in her brain that she could bo
alive after that. The horse was rearing
and plunging with affright. A savage
approached to seize him, and evqa as he
stretched out his hand the anlm'al gave
a maddened bound and was off ! What
Judith was too paralyzed to attempt
for herself the horse did for her he
turned his head to the desert and made
a race for life and freedom; for an Amer
ican horse fears an Indian, and will
snort and plunge only to scent one on the
Whether or not the race would have
from an embarrassing charge; and Doc
tor Stewart was called from his attend
ance on a couple of wounded soldiers to
examine the new patient. The result of
examination was an immediate start for
the Fort in order to avoid the effect of
the sun's rays upon a serious case of
brain fever. But why particularize
When the ambulance came in on the
uext day, aud even earlier than was
reasonable to expect it, there was great
excitement prevailing in the Fort,
When it was ascertained that a lieu
tenant and a private had been wounded,
saved Judith's life, had the pursuit been I and that a waif from the desert had been
. i , . . . r..i .
uninterrupieu, is uncertain. -tm
this critical moment the Apaches dis-
: picked up and brought in, whom every
body supposed to have been roaming
covered what Judith did not: that sue- about the desert alone for two whole
cor was at hand for the whiles. And j days, and was dangerously ill, aud young
they employed themselves In dispatch-'aud beautiful, and altogether mys-
ingall that remained alive, before taking terious, there was plenty to talk about,
flight on their own account. In the ef
fort, loo, to secure as much plunder as
possible, they delayed until it became
neccessary to accept battle.
Leaving Major Floyd to "finish" the
savages, let us follow Judith, whose ex
cellent horsemanship was never better
displayed, albeit she seemed to exercise
no will of her own in riding, until her
faithful servant gave signs of slacken
ing speed. Then her desire to escape
from the demon horde made her urge
him to the utmost, without daring to
look behind, until from the shape of tho
country, she knew she must be hidden
which was certainly a great blessing at
The Colonel's wife invited the Major
to dinner, determined to "accept the
goods the gods provided" in the way of
opportunities for conversation with a
man who chose most often to be ex
tremely reticent; but, behold a wonder!
instead of being morose, was a most an
imated talker, for once.
"It was a running fight," he said.
"The savages were making oil" with
what they could most conveniently
carry, and the best horses in the emi
grant herd; for they had not time, nf-
froni any but very near pursuers. Here j ter discovering our. approach, to secure
it was useless to look back, aud she de
termined to ascend a hill for the purpose
Cautiously approaching the summit,
just to peer over the ridge without be
ing seen by any savage eye keeping
them all. We had seen enough at the
crossing of the arroya to give us nerve;
and you ought to have heard the men
when I gave the command!. They
yelled as if thay bad been Apaches. Oft
they went, heller skelter, every man af-
watch for her. she looked, and lo! not a ter au Indian real volunteer style."
creature in sight anywhere. Across a' "ludian. fighting is ucmoraliz.ng to
narrow valley or pass between two par- troops," interrupted the Colonel; at
allel ranges of hills, she could see other which Mrs. Kellogg gave an impatient
higher rauges rising, a id knew by that ' shnig, as much as to say, "no Interrup
sign the Sierra that skirts the Gila to be tions, please."
there. Would not the savages resort to "Well, I did not seem to find thtai
the mountain nftr ti massacre? She , verv badlv demoralized." returned the
Malor. smiling. "They attacked like
furies, and pursued like fate.
dared not proceed in that direction.
Looking about her on everv side she
could not remember from what direction country was against us, and it would
she had come before ascending the hill, have been madness lo attempt further
Why choose a course at all ? Waa not nursuit when they began to scatter
one equally dangerous with another? among the hills. You could never tell
All at once she observed that the sun i where lo look for ambush there. We
was setting; that direction, then, must 'had the satisfaction of seeing four of
be west. If any succor was lo come to j them fall in their tracks, and have rea
her It must be from tho direction of the sou to know several more of them were
traveled road; aud she would try to get wounded. They had to abandon their
back to It in the hope that some passing stolen goods, too, which was additional
train might pick her up. With that gatlsfaelion."
vague, genoral thought of rescue, but
without, a definite plan without, in
fact a thought not too exalted for rea
son, Judith mechanically turued her
horse toward the road and let ilm
Here was a brilliant exploit, aud "sat
isfaction" for eighteen or twouty mur
ders perpetrated upon travelers on the
highway. Four savages had been
killed, probably, and the Remainder
be. Still the mystery Is not evaded;
because, when she first came into
camp she spoke of Boone Miles,
who belonged to a train going north,
and that was attacked two days previ
ously. There could not havebcen twoof
that name, could there ?"
"Most probably not. Yet it is almost
as singular that two Milse's, coming
from opposite directions, should meet
the same fate so nearly together. Miles
is not a common name, though that
poor young fellow did say of himself,
There would be ono Miles less,' as if he
could bo spared as well as not. We
shall know when the girl comes to her
self, I suppose."
"Which she never may. The Doctor
thinks it is a bad case, I believe, though
the patient has evidently a fine consti
tution, which, if not weakened too se
riously by fatigue and anxiety, may
bring her through. This isn't a good
climate for a brain fever, I should im
"You should have seen Todd's conster
nation," continue 1 the Major, "when he
found how nearly he had shot a woman.
The soft-hearted young man actually
shed tears. I believe he would havo
clven a veal's nay to havo saved the
girl's horse shot under her, you know.
It did look hard; the poor bruto seemed
to suffer so, and actually looked almost
humanely Imploring; so we had to have
it put out of its misery by another bul
let. I don't think Todd will ever bo able
to forgive himself. He hung around
the ambulance all tho way in, ami
wanted to do everytbing the Doctor re
quired, In the most expiatory manner."
"Sbo is ono of tho ordinary emigrant
class, I suppoe?" inquired Mrs. Kel-
"Probably. There was nothing in her
dress to indicate a higher class; and as
to speech, she has not said much more
than to mention her father and Boone.
But I can testify to one attribute she Is
handsome! " and the Major laughed as
If he had tossed the goldcu apple anew.
"O, young men can see beauty in a
'maiden of tho forest,'" retorted Mrs.
Kellogg. "Black eyes, fat, red cheeks,
a simpering expression."
"A very fair category of Zuni's
charms," returned the Major; "but not
quite comprehensive enough for thoseof
Miss Miles. However, I'm not going to
commit myself. If the young lady re
covers, we shall have a belle in Fort
Kellozer to make you married ladies
look to your laurels."
"Somebody to dispute the honors with
Penelope and Josie, among the men. It
will be a good thing, I think, if It pre
vents Pen spending the whole of her
time flirting with thesoldiers,"and .Mrs,
Kellogg smiled as frankly as If she were
not the least bit jealous of this haud-
some woman already.
"If it is to be among the men, Todd
has a pre-emption claim or will Insist
he has. He Is hit badly, for a private."
"And, by Jove, I'll bet you're hit for
an officer!" roared tho Colonel, mightily
tickled at the idea. "I was saying to
But "the Alicia and Mrs. Stewart "yesterday that
we wanted more ladies In this Fort, and
by Jo'e, I'm glad we've got one, now!
I talked of sending out to capture a
train on our own account, didn't
Alicia? If this experiment succeeds,
we'll try again, won't wc, Major?"
But the Major was a gentleman at
heart, aud could not sec anything face
tious iu tho circumstance of acquiring
ladies' society in the way this one's had
been acquired; and so muttered some
thing unintelligible iu reply, and sud
denly became reticent.
"Were all tho emigrant wagons aud
slock brought in?" asked the Colonel.
"All the wagons, and all the stock we
could collect. I would suggest that a
fund be gotten up out of this property
for Miss Miles. Some of it, of course,
belongs to her; the rest ought to be
given to her lo provide means of re
turning lo her friends, if she has any."
"You might speak to the Quarter
Master about It," agreed tho Colonel.
Thus was Judith and her affairs being
discussed in the Colonel's quarters.
Let us see how It was at Mrs. Stewart's.
On a cot, covered with a heavy, limp,
linen sheet, and freshly dressed in some
of Mrs. Stewart's own delicate garments,
the unconscious girl was lying. The
room was made as dim and cool as the
best medical invention could makoit, iu
the Gila valley. By the side of the cot
sat the Doctor, observant and reflective.
At his elbow stood "the dearost little
woman In tho world," holding a glittor
ing pair of scissors in one hand, while
she smoothed tile Ioctor'.i circlet of
thlu, auburn hair with the other. But
It was not agaiust her husband's scant
locks that she entertained scisslle inten
tions. She was regarding the splendid
suite Of glossy black on that uuconsclotis
head aud thinking "what a pity!" In
almost the same breath she thought
"what a beautiful switch it will make
for me;" for Mrs. Stewart's eyes were
dark-brown, Mid her hair almost us
dark as Judith's.
"Do you think it must all come off,
But the inquiry was not heeded.
"I fall to make out what sort of per
son she Is, Nellie," he said, instead of re
ply, "alio has some education, I should
judge, by her having 'Aurora Leigh in
her pocket; yet her dress and the fact of
her belonging to a company of that class
of emigrants is against it. Most of
them arc as ignorant as cattle. It is
strange. She is the most beautiful
woman I ever saw; aud I'veseen many,
iu my profession." I
"Yes, sho Is very pretty, Doc," re-'
turned his wife, feeling rathcrquenched, ;
however, by this enthusiastic admira
tion of another woman, aud more con
firmed in her opinion about the switch.
"Yes, she is very pretty; but she is not
exactly refined. You can tell it by the
expression of her face. It lacks some
thing, you know, that we call high
breeding, which only cultivated people
treatment, only feeble moans and mut- Psychology of the Sexes
terlngs were uttered by its owner. But , Spencer.
.happily the meaus proved sufficient to ? Some 0ints in the article
The weeks of illness which followed,
by destroying first the consciousness of,
and then much of the capacity for mental
suffering, were the salvation of Judith.
Again, mdther Nature has been kind, In
providing insensibility to anguish, when
it has become too terrible to be borne.
Such loo, was thestrengthand elacticity
of Judith's constitution, that the Doctor
was more concerned about her convales
cence than he had been about the man
agement of the disease.
"You must be very careful," he often
said to hid wife, aud the attendants,
"about answering questions, when she
begins to ask them. And she will,
sometime soon, begin to puzzle over,
in her weakened brain, the thing she
can, ami die tilings she canuot remem
ber. Put her off. Don't talk lo her. If
shegel-s restless, tell her everything, Nel
lie, and beore sho gets strong, for the
cannot sniffer so mucft with half her fac
ulties, as the could tcith all of them."
iibove. regarding the psychology of
women, call forth more than a passing
comment. Mr. Spencer remarks, in
substance, that the minds of women
have made rapid advances since men
ceased 1" buy their wives mid woman
possessed the right of free choice in
marriage; that she still prizes physical
strength higher in man than mental,
and will cling to a strong physical na
ture in preference lo one of inferior de
velopment, no matter what the mental
ity may le. If past subjection of wom
an ha- 'it such evil, and so warped
lier jut.t -cut that she estimates more
highly man's lower nature, it is time
she had belter opportunity to develop
the higher reasoning powers, that she
may be capable of training her chil
dren to a clear comprolicusinil of ab
stract justice and right. When any
faculty of mind attains too great pre
ponderance, it also shows an unbal
anced mind, especially If It lead to a
false estimate of right. Secretiveness
being brought into play by self-suppression,
obscures tho judgment, making
the higher faculties subserve tho lower
suppression being continued in one sex,
niakinsr woman less capable of judgitiff
of abstract right. As mental traits are
who lost a number of dear friends iu au
Indian massacre, thirty years ago. He
is living still, aud passes for a sane man,
but the moment that subject is men
tioned in his presence, you can tell by
tbe insane light in his eye that he is a
lunatic. And lie is always trying to
lead you to that subject, and living over
those scenes. He lias been living them
over these thirty years. The shock
came upon the man in full health, and
followed, not as In this case, by a mer
ciful insensibility, but by days aud
weeks of anxiety, on account of himself
and others. Wc want to get Miss Miles
used to her bereavement, by beginning
before she is able, physically, to feel a
very great sorrow."
News from Glastonbury.
The Springfield Republican says:.
In another column, Abby Smith con
tinues the story of her plucky protest
against an unjust aud iniquitous spplia
t.on under the forms of law. Told as
she tells it, it requires neither supple
mentlng nor comment. If any member
of tho voting sex can read it with
amusement, wo do not envy the gentle
man his sense of humor. If any woman
can read it without keen sympathy and
indignation, we pity her lack of com
mon, womanly feeling.
Abby Smith and her sister evidently
Lave very much the same blending of
enthusiasm aud foreboding which we
are accustomed lo associate with the
idea of a forlorn hope. They feel alone;
the whole town is against them; neigh-
I bore whom they have loaded with kmd
I ne.ses look coldly on them. "It may
j we1 1 be called a battle," writes Abby in
a iu to tne editor, "and against iear
If I tie men and women in Connecticut
who Relieve iu equal rights for both
sexei tiff er this forlorn hope to go down
for la, c of proper support ami backing
nt the r hands, they may :w well qjilt
circuit 'ins documents and making
speed i and holding convention.
Talkit. without doing never accom
plished anything- in this world, and it
never will. Duty here is opportunity as
The enemy's line has been
en t Us weakest point; ouviousiy,
from nno iviront. nimlii from liotli. still I ,.ul' "S lu iu iu
again from neither; but further remove, j reinforcements. to"WWj
It stands to reason that the above trait ,bc s":ut rj! aro,und,S n
i.- : . her sister within the next fortniKhtas
alone. Every mother will bear me out w' ""t only banish from tl e minds ot
"And I have some knowledge of these ! ot tho sure inheritance of the Immjdi- j "P'fi
ses I l,,ow one man on this coast 1 5!SIM5,'iS,S !
in this truth, i. e.. that she cannot Gov
ern her girls by one rule ami her boys ' '
by another, or one rule lor uotn, nut
must understand each individual nature .
to govern justly. Circumstances, edu-!
these ladies all sense of loneliness or
thought of the poor-house, but will
make male Glastonbury rub the eyes ot
If the equal suffrage people of Con-
cat on and social usage make the most j " ul hTiniXU
present crisis Illustrates the course ofmonei-
this in man. Hisdisregard of the rights , A H th protectors of TTomen ? .
of his fellows in speculation, In railroad
and other stocks, dishonor iu high As a young woman by the name of
places, defalcations, the passage of con- Caroline McDonald was passing up
(anions diseases acts coudemiunir evil Main street, on Monday niciit. in iiij
To be continued.;
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,oclors Propose, OUl paucius uv,. "",,. nnn,nr- shmvinn- w,,; , AI no nl.m.t niht o'nloek. a fil
' eleurly a notion to protect self- for pres- , low standing on the steps of the City
cut benefit. , Hotel accosted her and followed her to
Abstract right and justice liro lost , the house of Mr. John Crippen, where
sight of by consent of men to protect , she resided. When she attempted to
incmseives, even w me uiwmun- injury enter me nouse, sue was seizeu uy tne
of women. Who shall say thi3 is notl miscreant and dragged iu spite of her
his inheritance from the want in his ! resistance to the rear of the building.
mother of the development of those Hr outcries were prevented by the
of her assailant grasping her
To the Jklitor of the Jiepublican :
This day has wituessed atransaction
never before seen in this town or in any
other. T am sure, in all Xcw EuKland.
We walked, at noon, two or mree niguer perceptions oi aostracc justice , jiand
houses above us to see tho cattle let out which may be- somewhat clouded, but ; throat. Fortunately, during the strug
of their pen. By orders ol the collector, not absent in her brain. Woman will gle she made herself heard, and on Mr,
the cows seven of them had been i and must speak for herself before tbe Crippen coming with a light, the villain
onn.n 1, f.aiif lit 1 iiln-lu. In... !,. I.nllrtt ruclia nKnliia line nrAruii I .......... . r..n,t
lernaps it does, Nellie, nut some- ,,rl hv mv sister and tied ui for seveu illtfiiitv in this ereat human famiiv. I mneli nrhniistml.indterrihlvfrlf'Iit-
thing can well be spared from such per-' days aud nfghU, together; always h:iv-,The struggle for life hypothesis, to ened; marks and bruises were found on
ing Had their freedom ueiore. ji was a wlncli appeal is made, win not appiy to her throat and body. On Tuesday, one
tobacco-shed, and the owner had to 1 the mind as well as body, for the rea-1 George Lafliii was arrested aa the
fectlou as hers.
be too much
uything more would
T 1 1 ... 1
" "" nmiuil, . . .. i f -illiilllOr llllillMlM". I coil Imf Wn lmi'i tin nlwnllltn VO V nf I 1 1 ,. r-o i;,,n.l U.ifnra Tiulrra
WUen SUCU narmony Ol proportion IS ',.,i :.-. tlw.n tr-itur from mills, drawn mind Tli. nntiiml ititpnlononileiiep of i l..l., .,,,,1 itm m-i.lai.iw. Uoinn- cnflt.
ironi a well ui Mime distance. vc av i man and woman win always noni mem
'twenty-one piilsfull carried at one together. Our best womanly natures
'time. He did the best he could under, are those of strong wills and tempers; in the sura of SiiO.
the circumstance. The collector could i tliey retain the affections of husband or , if there are any women who claim
possible, that it does not oftcner occur."
"Why, Doc, how you do go on," said
the little lady, reprovlugly. "You will
make me jealous, and I don't want to ! not have them let out, well
be, because, you see, poor thing, she that it would take the whole authority , willowy natures that men profess lo ad
will need much hindncx1 if she rccov- ; f tlie town lo ever confine them there mire most. Xor is it generally the fact
nr T ,,nnnP fcw, tchnl .."K M.r- !V our
frlnnila alio line IqI tt, nua nf f lioan trine. I
, ciently strong against him, he was put
under bonds for his appearance at Court
knowing friend, wo all know, lonsrcr than those
the milk, for thu sensitive young wile or ! to their children and forgot the evil ten-
i tlie lobacco-sned owner ueciareu mat a uencies.
men as the natural protectors of women,
and give that as a reason why woman
should not ask for the exercise of her
right of suffrage, I would refer them to
the enclosed slip cut from the Ellsworth
Katie' was the subject n,to ,,er house, for it seemed to her just , therefore the necessity for au en
, i, ..J, as if It were stolen. Mrs. K. said, yes- I encd judgment.
Boone she ked It tcrUaV tlat the cows had failed, by Tliis can only be obtained by ex
sac res ?"
"Her 'Pap aud
of her talk; and
Boone had comev' Yes, Nellie, you
are right. Refined women do not call
their sires 'Pap.' "
"O, I don't know; so mo families have
odd habits about names," replied Mrs.
Stewart, willing, now her point wascou
ccded, to appear lenient iu her judg
ment. "An nnllnnrv u-nnin,. nf lmr nf"
Rnl.l llH.-noelor. slinlvitio- the easo with I remarKCU on i uie way mat it appcareu
It is their especial nroviuec to Amr.ritvin of December 11: Within sir
drop of that milk should never come , look to their children's future good; hours from the time the ruffian referred
iigiu-; to had his trial, lie lound two or our
.natural protectors in Ellsworth base
exercise Pimnrrh In sifii tho bond, and he is now
two-thirdsof their milk, since they were of. those attributes of women's minds' at liberty. Had he been a man of de
taken from our yard. that have received such constant repres- i cent character previous to this outrage,
The procession soon started, headed sion in the past, by daily exercise, , the small bond which the Court do
by the collector (who Is also constable), t which will never bo until they have du- sanded and the ease witii whidi he
leading tlie best cow; the others, driven , ties outside their present ones to call I found bail might have had soihe excuse,
by four men with a dog and a drum; I out the higher reasoning powers. It is j But he is notorious for being a drunken
several teams, and wo iu tlie rear iu a i true tiie sphere of woman of late lias : rowdv. and the Judsre. the lawvers. and
tho men who bailed Inui out of jail,
knew tlie fact.
Is it uncharitable to nuote the old
making virtue in man a merit. Intern-: saving, tliat "Fellow feeling makes us
perauee, Mormonism, etc., would not; wondrous kind?" Let the respectable
wagon with Mr. and Mrs. K. Wo in- j been enlarged, but not sufficiently to j
tended lo walk together alone, but Mr. rdvn Uec mind a nroner romnrchension 1
K. insisted upon our riding, as his'wife i of tlie vital questions of the hour, as
was detcrmtueu to co witii us. irs. is..
scientific care, "would uot be thrown
into her condition by any of the cir
cumstances visible or probable In this
case. I've treated cases of derangement
resulting from being lot, or being fam
ished for food and water; but they did
uot exhibit symptoms like these. She
has not been suffering from want. It's
impossible she should have been two
days without supplier, as would have
been the case had she belonged to the
northward-bound train. She escaped
these red devils in some way, yesterday;
and when the fever 'seized her the in
stinct of her horse brought her back to
wards the road and finally to our camp.
It is the shock the great shock to a
very high-strung, nervous tempera
ment that has produced thefever, and
which will give me trouble enough, I'm
afraid. But you were always an excel
lent nurse, Nellie; that's one good thing.
Now, let's have the scissors."
Lightly and cautiously Dr. Stewart
severed those rich masses of hair which
Judith had once told Boone, jestingly, !
she was vain of, and did not want to j
part with to the Apaches. It might have
consoled her, had she realized her loss, j
to have seen the delight, uot unmixed
with pity toward herself, with which the
Doctor's wife received the elegant sacri
fice. Poor Judith! It had always beeU
her fate to be portioned out,, heart, body
and brain, at the will or iustanco of
others. This, after all, was the lightest
of her losses, though sadly symbolical
of them all.
"Take care of it!" tlie Doctor said, as
the last long tress was added to the
shining heap on the napkin spread out
to receive it. "When she recovers, if
ever she does, she may like to look nt
It," and Mrs. Slewart promising, gath
ered it carefully up and hid it away,
against the lime, not any too surely
anticipated, when Judith should wish to
Then the poor uuconscious head was
treated with reference only to the deli
cate membrane, inside its denuded
shape, aud uot at all with reference to
the comfort, or the beauty of that which
met the eye, in protest against whlzh
like a funeral. There were about forty
men at tlie sign-post, who bid so low
that Mr. K. was forced to speak for the
four best, below their value, which cov
ered the tax and expenses, leaving the
three smallest. All would have been
sacrificed, for it was evident from the
bids that they Intended to get them for
a song. Not a man came to speak to
us. It was remarked by one who liked
tlie business that the whole town was
against us. We thought we had many
friends, as we have been treated with
the greatest outward respect, as if we
were complete, with only one failing
that of not paying ourtaxesthis winter.
We would uot have believed the town
could thus persecute women who were
born and bred here, among tlie oldest
and most law-abiding of its citizens,
who havo never refrained from visiting
tho sick and distressed through the
whole town, watching through long
niehts in hovels whoro none were will
ing to enter; aud those, too, who have
paid the most money into tne town s
treasury. We understand there is now
duo $2,000 for taxes from voters, who
are released by paying 12 per cent. In
terest, and we pleaded for tho same in
dulgence; but we were women, and had
no power. It will not do to offend a voter.
Ave know not what they will do when
the March tax Is claimed, but must not
now bo surprised at anything. They
say personal estate must be seized first,
mid wb irreativ fear thevwill ransack
our house, tear up our carpets, and take
ornamental tiling, the work of a la
mented sister, and her fine paintings
for she was an artist. My sister says
her feelings will not be so much tried as
by the sufferings of her cows. She has
interested herself In sedentary pursuits,
having translated anu written out tlie
whole Bible, three times, with her own
hand, from the Hebrew, (Jrcek and
Latin, and needs out-door exercise. She
says now she can no more have the
comfort of raising a fino calf, now and
then, from tlie dread or following it to
the slcrn nost to see it sacrificed. We
are now iu a lonely situation. Wc
were lotig a family or nve sisters; we
are now but two. As the town now
manages our property, we must soon be
forced to tho oor-housc, and none nro
belter acquainted with Its inmates.
Tlie town's answer to all this will be,
"Pay your taxes, then," the same
answer the British gave to our Revolu
Abby H. Smith.
Glastonbury, Ct., Jan. 8, 1674.
flourish as a green bay tree, if she could i part of the community of Ellsworth.
speak by ballot. These things touch ; who know-alt tho parties, decide tho
her more nearly, at least she feels the j question.
present strain, and would speak out on
these questions. It Is never abstract Si.kepixo UxnBn Bud-Clothds.
right that htrikes the mind or man first, There is reason to believejhat not a few
but something that touches him more of the apparently uuaccoUntable cases
nearly. When lie wishes to strengthen ' of scrofula among children proceed from
his case, he app'ies abstract right and 1 Hie habit of sleeping with the head tin
justice i !f'Uing his claim. Woman der the bed-clothes, and so inhaling air
will hr. -ctipy an individually re-' already breathed, which is further con-
sponsibic position before the law to at- , tmlnated by exhalations from the skin,
tain a womanl v maturity of mind. i Patients are sometimes given to a simi
If woman is now only the fringe on Iar habit; and it often happens that the
the mantle of justice and abstract right, bed-clothes are so disposed that the pa-
may she soon become part or tlie warp . lieu; must necessarily ureauie air more
and woof or tne whole garment, mat
she may do her part in bringing man
kind to a sense of justice that shall
reach every man, woman and child, is
tlie earnest wish of one tcoman, at least.
But I know I am not alone their name
is legion. llugar, in Toledo Journal.
We have before mentioned with pleas
ure and approbation the clubof young
ladies in Boston, which gives its win
ters to tlie weekly hearing of wisdom
from the lips of poets and philosophers.
Pretty is Hie picture of all these fair dis
ciples sitting at tiie feet of such a Gam
aliel as Mr. Emerson; but wo submit
that a far prettier one is that which we
or - h contaminated by exhalations
from .he skin. A good nurse will be
carefr to attend to this. Itisaudm
porta', t part, so to speak, of ventilation.
It mi. be worth while to remark that
when lere is any danger of bed sores, a
blanke should never be placed under
the pat cut. It retains dampness, aud
acts li ) a poultice. Never uso any
thing I t light blankets for b:nl cover
ing for the sick. Tlie heavy impervious
counterpane is bad, for tlie very reason
I mat it Keeps mo eraauuuuus uum nc
i sick i"n, while tho biauket allows
thorn to pass through. W eaK. patient---are
Invariably distressed by a great
weicl.t of bed-clothes, which often pre-
now get of them in the kitchen. For ! vents their getting any sounu sieep
there they are. Dropping books forj whatever. Miss 2ighUngaic. -
ttwa a1 1 Inennti fnvt tlin !" I n r nin I 1 "
UUUCa I MI 11 VOW 111 lUt IUV llj llln i'"t i . 1 1,1 f
metaphysics for mutton, art for apple! Thomas Paine had many .quotable epl- -pie,
they are on the high road to such grammatic sentences:
accomplishments as the wildest dreams "Times that try men's souls."
of the most unmitigated old bachelor! -Man has no property hi man."
could not have foretold. Every week , "Rose like a rocket, fell like a stick."
each gentle member of tho club contrib- "One step from the sublime to the
.,( ..,ii.i., n rnit. Iiro.ikfiist. I ridiculous." - -
dinner, or supper given at tlie house of, "Tyranny, likehell, is not easilycon-
iimage; but forgets the
one of them, and many and merry are , quered."
the rivalries in tho preparation of that "Pities the pi
ambrosial food. So successful have been dyinirbird."
(I?.TV fVMlnlrv l lllft rnrlil nnil tvii
- J J ..... . T w . ... .... U.J , V.
ligion is to do good."
Titles are but nicknames, aud every
I ! I'll.
The first lady ever appointed a collec
tor of Internal revenue is Mrs. S. M.
Parker, of the fourth Indiana district.
the effects of these charming amateur
cooks that one of them is about to
gather and publish the recipes em
bodying the most delicious results of
their experiments. "A Cook Book for
Girls" beautiful thought! Blcssiugs ' governments humanity
on the maiden who complies it! Ideas, ( "Though the flame of liberty may
O, Soycr, lend her! Shades of Savarin j sometimes cease to shine, the coal can
attend her! All sad house-keepers be- never expire."
friend her! X. Y. Tribune. "I lovo the man that can smilo, in
trouble, that can gather strength ironi
liie womeu oi jiucncsicr, ja. x., Ill
favor of Woman Suffrage, held a meet
ing in that city, recently, and adopted a
constitution forming a society, to be
called the" Women Taxpayers' Associa
tion," whose purpose shall be to "pro
test agaiust taxation without represen
tation, and to test the validity of laws
governing women without their consent."
i niduiamc is a title."
"Lay the axe to the root, aud teach
distress, and grow brave by reflection.'
'tt flinf ralmla -urnillSt reaSOO IS a
real rebel, but ho that in defen" o
reason rebels against tyre "ffb?
better title to 'Defender of the I aim,
than George the Third
" A chiropodist ""Sfmvfrai
thai he bas'-removeilconisKom,
of the crowned heads ofi-aropc.