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Devoted to the Interests of Humanity.
Independent In Politics and Religion.
Alive to all Live Issues, and Thoroughly
Radical in Opposlngand Exposing the Wrong
ot the Masses.
Correspondents writ ingover assumed slgna
tnres must make known their names to tho
Editor, or no attention will be given to theii
M A R B L E H EA D 8Pokenfa,9e'y- Such prevarication from
any uuujr eme uo wuuiu uuve juubcu upuu
as a downright lie.
"I'd like you to go over with me to
the widow Joneses to-night, daughter,"
The Maid and Matron or Chehslesi.
Br Mrs. A. J. DONI WAY,
AUTHOR Or "JUDITH KEID," "ELLEN MWD,"
"A1IIE AND HENRY .EE," "THE HArPTT
HOME," "OXE WOMAN'S SPHERE,"
ETC., ETC, ETC
Entered, according to Act of Congress.ln the
year 1877, by Mrs. A. J. Duniway, In the office ot
the Librarian of Congress at Washington City.
in use, upon which the most secret
thoughts can be transmitted to the in
ternal senses of the interested or sympa
thetic listener. If it be possible to sub
mit such theory to practice, let us hope
he said, as soon as supper was over and the mental telegraph will soon be in
the young children had been stowed
away In their beds.
Martha was astonished. It wa8 the
first time in her life that her father bad
invited her to accompany him anywhere.
'I do not want to go," she thought,
working order everywhere; for certain
it is that the people now walk in men
tal darkness concerning those things
that most vitally interest theto.
Morning came tat last, bringing the
subsiding remnants of a weeping rain
storm. The clamorous and fretful chil
dren of the Marblebead household were
head, altered the cognomen of Martha
Marblebead to that of Mrs. Joues,
thereby changing the personelle of both
the maid and matron of Cbehaletu.
Homes were exchanged as well as
names, according to agreement, ana
Mrs. Marblebead nee Jones found the
"for that young Joues is perfectly ob
noxious to me. But if I don'tgo, father supplied by their grumbling and dis
will be anirrv. Besides. Kintr has for- contented sisterwith the morning meal
lhe .Major went to Oregon city as ne golten mei ei8e he'd write. He knows Mud, brought in from outside, upon the
had planned, and sure enough, obtained
the coveted letter for his daughter.
Much fine writing has gone before the
world in order to convince young per
sons of the inordinate wickedness of de
ceiving-parents, and much more will
yet be needed ere the rising generations
shall wholly eschew deception of this
character; but it is equally reprebensi
fool doesn't take
him another will,
The widow'll be
ble for parents to deceive children,
If parents and children would alike Come. Mat, hurry up !
keep in mind the necessity oi periect i00kiug for us."
conhdence in each other, lor tne lorma- Tuug commanded, the daughter
tion of perfect mutual happiness, mere 0beyed( wi,ne a feeling of apathy and
would soon be much less of the evil 6t0ny-hearted bitterness crept through
consequences oi wormng at cross pur- every llbre ofher 8iender frame.
poses extant amoug uumanity man If he had ouly cared for me he
nOW. I utnnlil lmvp wrlftpn t" fthp I hninrhf.
., . .
my post office address, and there's no original dried mud floor, by the track'
excuse for his negligence." ing of a dozen little feet, covered every
"Any letter from King, Sis?" asked square foot of the sodden surface to the
Gus, iu a bantering way. depth of an inch or more,
"jVb."' answered the Major, quickly, "Surely," thought Martha, "there is
while Martha's heart beat hard. "I've little prospect here for conjugal happi
no doubt but the fellow's married ai- ness for the widow Jones. I believe
ready. Such a jackanapes as he never she's a born idiot, else she'J stay where
has any trouble getting a wife. If one she is."
The Major broke the seal of hisdaugh
ter'a letter with a keen relish, as though
he had entrapped some kind of wary
and valuable game.
"My darling," he read.
The Major never used profane lau
guage. At least, be thought he never
did; but the exclamations, "thundera-
tion !" "botheration !" and "blame take
it!" were ouly modified forms of pro-
faulty, for the punishment of which the
ritual of his church made no provision
"I have settled my business, and will
soon join you iu Oregon," the letter
"The mischief!" hissed the Major,
trembling with rage, as he remembered
that he nail caught this same young
scapegrace in the act of laughing with
his daughter over the sonorous jangle
which he had styled worshiping God in
"Mollie is jealous of you, my pet, and
well she may be, for you, compared
with her, appear in my eyes as cam a
tion pinks beside jimpsom blossoms."
"The fellow's a fool !" said the Major,
scratching his head
"I will not," continued the letter,
"speak now of the plans, hopes, and
prospects of my future life. To secure
you is the first desideratum. Very soon
I shall be with you
But Martha did not know all that was
going on between ner lather anu tne
A week passed and every preparation
was made for the enlarging and com
fortable fitting up of the original cabin.
"I'll get everything done that I can
before we are married," the widow ex
plained to her son, "for it isn't easy to
The suspicion that her father had de- get men to come -to your terms after
ceivedherdid not for an instant cross you've married them. A lover is as
her brain. She had inherited from her tractable as a pet Iamb. You can tole
deceased mother a guiltless, unsuspect
ing disposition and unwavering conti
deuce in Major Marblebead.
Had she only known but, alas, she
did not know.
The widow Jones was more attractive,
and Tom more attentive, than ever be
fore. The Major squared himself in the
chimney corner for a whispered conver
sation with Mrs. Joues, who was soon
oblivious to all else but himself, aud the
young people were as much alone as
though there had been no other oceu
pants of the cheery little cabin.
Tiiomas Jones was deoidedly awk-
ward at love makiug. It was especially
hard to renew his advances sinceMartba
had refused him once.
'The old folks are getting along fa
mously," he whispered, with a half-sup
It's perfectly absurd !" answered
"I don't know as it is," was the quick
reply. "Weren't we young once our
The ludicrous axpect of the situation
provoked an outright laugh.
"Mattie, dear," he whispered, draw-
I count the inter- ing closer, "couldn't you and I be happy
here,? You know how hard it is for you
him in any direction till the marriage
ceremony lias made him master of the
situation. When the addition to the
Major's cabin is built, and everything
arranged as well as we could expect to
have it in this new country, where one
can't get much at best, we'll close the
marriage contract. Till then, we'll re
main as we are."
"But, mother, why marry at all, if by
so doing you ouly depreciate your own
chances to have things to suit your
"Because it's my duty. If I should
not marry, you might think you ought
to remain single, and I want to open the
way for your .happiness. I know what
boys are. They're as restless as caged
canaries till you get 'em mated. Then,
the Major's a good man; one of those
sterling sons of the Most High whose
example every young man would do
well to imitate. Now, be a good boy,
and pay proper court to Martha. She's
a nice girl, but a little uncultivated.
Once you've married her, you can tame
her easy enough. You see, Tommy,
this new country has a great and glori
ous future before it. You may become
a member of Congress, governor, or
consul before you're thirty years old.
The Major had seated himself upon an to get along at home. The children are You see, the immigration that's coming
ox-bow, beside a camp-fire in the out- so obstreperous and numerous, and this every year will soon sufficiently popu
skirts of the little town, for he was of a little place is so quiet aud cosy! If only late the Territory to make a State for
frugal turn, and had no intention of you aud I were in it, it would be better
paying a hotel bill when going to mar- for us both."
ket for family supplies, and, holding the "ButI don't love you, Thomas Jones."
letter in the flames, watched it burn in I "I'll be so kind and attentive, and
a pale blue flame and crumble to cinders make you so happy, darling, that you
can't help loving me."
AH, Thomas! what a fool you were,
and bow blindly you were sowing seeds
for future disaffection ! What a pity
you did not know that where love is not
OTJB WASHINGTON LETTER.
To the Editor op the New Northwest :
The President is now on duty agaiu,
after his tour among the New Eugland
ers. He aud his family, upon their re
turn, immediately removed their resi
dence to the Soldier's Home. The
fact of governing the young Marble- White House is therefore unused, ex
heads a much harder tusk than she had Cept for business purposes, and it is
bargained for, while Mrs. Jones nee closed to the visitor, excepting the East
Marblebead took up her duties in the Boom, but which, like as when General
cosy little cabin of the ex-vfdow with Grant.wos absent at Long Branch, has
an apathetic reaoLve to do beT duty aud had its furniture removed, and presents
abide tile consequences. merely its mirrors and an occasional
The quartette had been one week mar- covered chair to the caller, as evidences
ried and ail seemed well. Martha Jones
nee Marblebead had found her voice
once more, after months of silence, and
sang snatches of song as in the days
agone. Gus came tosee herdaily. The
boy was never happy at home, and his
father's marriage had not increased his
spirit of content.
'I heard tho old man having a big
of the splendor when the busy season of
receptions fills it with fashion and
metropolitan magnificence. Mr. Hayes
is much gratified with the attentions
recently paid him. It is a hopeful sign
when politicians, without regard to
party lines, can unite in extending wel
come and hospitalities to our President
such as Mr. Hayes met everywhere dur-
remember the few blunt remarks that
used to servo him as a speech, even
upon the most important occasions.
But we are only too glad that he is
making an impression abroad to be
jealous of the eloquence he has so re
cently developed in England, and trust
that, as an American representative, he
may be as successful abroad as in fight
ing his battles for the Union.
The Woodstock speech of Mr. Cham
berlain creates little comment here
among our politicians, and it does not
promise to be an entering wedge to split
the ranks of the Bepublican party, if
we may judge by the effect produced
upon the Democrats here, as they are
quite indifferent in. regard to it.
Washington, July 6, 1877.
pow-wow with your mother-in-iaw tuis jDg Uj3 trip- rpUe time may yet come
morning, Sis, and guess what I learned." when our Chief Magistrate can go
I dou't know. Anything concern- amonir tbe people without beincr under
'I should guess so. "Why do you
think it concerns you ?"
"Because, if it does, I want to know
all about it."
"Well, I can't tell any more, Sis.
You'll find it all out toon enough."
It was all in vain that the young wife
plied her brother with subsequent ques
"I'm sorry for you, Sis," was all he
could be induced to say.
To be continued. 1
Women of Worth.
Yes, woman has become a power!
Look at our grand women in such
varied fields of usefulness: Martha
Mitchell, of Vassar College, welcomed
by the leading astronomers all over the
world as a peer of science, wields her in
fluence In behalt ot woman sun rage,
Look at Anna C. Brackett, the princi
pal of the first school for ladies in New
who openly speaks of the
the especial protection of party hacks,
who use the occasion as a cheap means
of bringing themselves into public no
tice. We were particularly struck by
the presence of Mr. Adams at the Bos
ton receptions of Mr. Hayes. It has
been only a few months since Mr.
Adams penned a letter wholly unworthy
a statesman, in which he characterized
Mr. Hayes' occupancy of thePresidcntial
chair as an act of grossest fraud. But
time seems to have mellowed down his
partisanship, and permitted him to ap
preciate that individual views may be
sadly at fault, and do rankest Injustice
to that which the whole people may
pronounce right. Mr. Adams may have
concluded, as many others do, that it is
merely a waste of breath to call Mr.
Hayes names, when the error, if there
be error, lies in our defective election
laws, which should receive immediate
amendment, so as to avoid forever such
old prejudices as nonsense; at Dr. Mary contingencies as would have proved dis
Putnum Jacobi, who won the Boylston nstrous to the countrv last winter and
prize from Harvard physicians for the
best treatise on Dr. Ji.. a. uiark's own
specialty. These physicians did not in
their invitation to physicians exclude
women, aud when they had unani
mously awarded the prize, ignorant of
its authorship, ana the envelope was
spring but for the prudent conservation
of many of our legislators.
Mr. Adams can cease playing the role
of common scold by seeing that good
laws are enacted by the coming Con-
opened, which revealed the name of the gress, which will avoid our recent Pres
author, lo! it was a woman. In the h,iential dilemma and take away all
aw, Miss AltaHulett, of Chicago lhe Jbd uncertaiuty from dose eIec
resolution one of eulogy upon her Nous, and we trust his presence at Mr.
character and career, which was no Hayes' receptions may be a preliminary
empty compliment, but only a recogni- to tne useof his undoubted brains in se
of ability and worth, which, while she :, ..,, pnnaMtnHnnil anil Wil
n ..!. timv linri lpn Pbi.i to hp n nn.l curing suen constitutional anu legal
encourage. Iu Iowa I saw a law sign, changes as are needed to attain the de
"Foster & Foster." It meant Mr. and sired end. Let him come here and so-
Mrs. Foster. They attended the same j0Urn a few days with Mr. Hayes in his
xrrvsn y .e soi
life Idier's Home, and joiu him in wise
iu his trembling Angers.
"Much good that highfalutiu' will
ever do Mat!" he exclaimed, gleefully.
"She'll come to terms aud marry Tom
before the writer can reach her. It will
us. The oldest anu nest Known citizens
will then be liable to fare the best.
Now keep your eyes peeled. Look
sharp after the chances. The Major
will yet be judge or governor, or some
thing equally high sounding. If your
father bad lived to come with us to this
country, I could easily enough
all be right ouce they're married." reciprocated your very kindness will be-
Then the Major prepared his frugal come a burden !
meal, ate heartily and retired, but not But heaven help the young people.
till after he had spent a season In peti- No wonder they make mistakes, since
tions to Jehovah for protection through older ones are always setting unwise
the silent watches of the lowering night, examples. Men and women will learn
have managed him into securing some
The Major's belief in a literal, per
sonal, revengeful, almighty Jehovah
was only equaled by his belief in along-
tailed, horny-headed, cloven-hooted and
equally almighty adversary, and the
only reason he could reconcile it to his
conscience to steal and destroy the let
ter from his daughter's lover, upon
whi?h so much of the happiness of her
life depended, was because of his inor
dinate- self-esteem and secretiveuess,
the first of which led him to believe
that whatever Major Marblebead did
was right, and the second bade him keep
his own counsel, for caution's sake, of
which last phrenological development I
nothing about matrimony, even by ex
perience, so foolish and blind are tbey.
It was late, very late iu the night,
when father and daughter returned to
their own cheerless abode.
'Whatever the widow Jones can see
that's inviting in this shanty, among
these children, is more than lean imag
ine," exclaimed Martha, as soon as they
were safe at home.
"She sees me, child!"
The girl laughed, sneeringly.
"Take that.'" exclaimed her father,
giving her a sound cull on the ear.
"That simpering giggle is justlikeKing
Greensborough's ! Because you've en
he was in no way deficieut. He slept joyed my society all your life, you fail
without a blot upon his conscience, and
walked the next day among men in
town with his head as erect as before,
attending to his business with an im
portant air that was plainly meant to
proclaim himself an example for all the
Two days passed and tho Major was
again at home, where his presence some
what restored the semblance of order in
the unruly household. The younger
children feared and hated him, while
Martha feared and fairly despised bim.
I know all this was very' wicked.
Aud the propriety of thus exposing facts
has been doubted by occasional readers;
But why, after all, should we shut our
eyes to the truth ? Many a man is de-
to appreciate it! Look at my physical
frame my muscles, chest, head, bands
Why, child, -Tcould marry anybody!"
Martha thought unutterable things;
but in the tumult of them all she came
to the conclusion to accept Thomas
Jones and get away from her father's
"My poor mother always said that
getting married to escape trouble was
like jumpiugfrom the frying pan into
the fire. We shall see."
The poor girl crept into her bed with
a bruised head and wounded heart.
"I'll stand the indignity of blows no
longer," she said, emphatically. "To
morrow I'll accept Tom, and I'll tear
the memory of King from my heart, or
8pised in his household by bis own wife die trying."
and children, because of his own petty "She'll marry when I do," said the
tyranny," who, could he but know the Major, in soliloquy. "There's nothing
facts iu the case, would modify his con- like making a girl know her place and
duct, and thereby enhance his own hap- keep it."
piness, as well as that of his family.
"Bid you get me any letters?" asked
"Yes; one," passing her a well-worn
envelope, which at one glance assured
berwas from a young lady schoolmate
instead of King.
"Is this allt"
Well, mother, I must say jou've
mistaken your calling. You ought to
be a politician."
"What else am I ?"
"What if I am? Can't I plan, scheme
and look ahead as well as the rest of
'Then you ought to have been a man;
for now you can only shine by bor
'That's why I want to be married. I
mean to fetch up iu Washington some
day, and have me a coach-aud-four and
a marble mansion and a retinue of ser
vants. See if I don't."
'Well, mother, I wouldn't waut 'em,
if I had to begin by marrying old Marblebead."
'Because he's an old skinflint. He's
as overbearing as a free mulatto. I'm
surprised that you so soon forget my
"Ob, you goose, I don't foiget him
I'm only looking out for bis widow and
Martha went about her work as one
distraught. The feeling that King bad
discarded her was a bitter humiliation,
even harder to endure than ber disap
pointment in giving him up. She took
no interest whatever in the improve'
raents upon her father's premises, and
received many a sound scolding and not
a few cutis and bruises for her listless
"I wouldn't mind, Major," expostu
lated the widow, one day, after Martha
had been soundly scolded in ber hear
ing. "It will be all right when she's
The days and weeks wore on, and the
new additions to the Major's borne were
finished. Considerable pains had been
taken in ornamenting tbe cabin with
Goinir west from the Missouri Biver,
(he traveler sees little indication of any
Sunday, in the New England sense. In
San Francisco you know it only by the
ouder noise of revelry, the larger at-
endanceof public amusements. But at
Laramie City they have a New Eng-
und Sunday, aud it is almost the ouly
place in the far West of which this can
he said. The right to vote was iorceu
upon the women, as It had been upon
the negroes of the South. There they
were at once drafted upon the Grand
Jury. They said, "Our city is cursed
with liquor saloons, which make even
the Sabbath hideous. There is a bun-
day law, which orders them closed.
Let us enforce it." The "gentlemen ot
the mrv" said, "better not: the men
will distranchise you it you do." Tiiey
replied: "We never asked for the ballot,
and wo will do our duty. An ordinance
has been passed by tbe men compelling
the liquor saloons to close on Sunday.
We will enforce it." They did so, anu
the women stand by it still.
In England a little girl has been ex
pelled from Booton A pa National
School, for no other offense thau refus
ing to"curtsy" to the Vicar's wife. The
cirl', who is' only seven years old, is un
der tho guardianship of a persou who is
called a sturdy independent, he having
adopted her; and the story is that he
told her, while she was to he very par
ticular in obeying all the school regula
tions, not to "curtsy" to the clergyman
or his wife. On her beiug asked by the
latter "where her muuuers were," she
assigned the true reason for omitting
the usual mark of respect, and the Vicar
then desired the schoolmaster to punish
her, which he refused to do. Tbe mas
ter subsequently refused a request to ex
pel the nirl. and the Vicar thereupon
expelled her himself. It. is added that
the final result ot the auair was that
the schoolmaster found himself obliged
to resign his office, which he had held
for twenty years. On his doing so, he
was presented by tne pansnioners with
testimonials to the value of $400. There
is no other school in the parish to which
the little Nonconformist can be sent.
Martha lay awake through the long evergreens, and an unusual air of com'
hours of the slowly expiring night, lis- fort pervaded the hearts as well as the
tening sadly to the ceaseless monotone home of the Marbleheads. If the Major
of tbe rain. remembered tbe wedding, a quarterof a
It is said by experimenters in tbeo- century before, when he had led to the
retinal science that tbe time is coming altar a fair and trembling girl, promts
when a system of telegraphy may be es- ing to love, cherish, and protect her till
tabii8hed between two persons splritu- death should part them, he saw fit to
The question was asked In a voice ally en rapport, however distant they make no sigu. A priest from the dis
husky with apprehensive dread. may be from each other. It is claimed tant town was summoned to officiate.
"All!" I that the Invisible air abounds inelectrl- and tbe same hour that transformed the
The Major did not dream that he had I cal currents, analagous to the wires now 1 widow, Martha Jones, into Mrs. Marble-
There is nothing, no, nothing inuo-
cenl or cood that is forgotten; let us
hold to that faith or none. Au infant,
a prattling child, dying in its cradle,
will live again in the better thoughts of
those that loved it, and turougn them,
in the redeeming actions of the world,
though its body be burned to ashes or can
drowned in the deepest sea. Forgotten!
Oh! .if good deeds of human creatures
could be traced to their source, how
beautiful would even death appear, for
how much charity, mercy, uud punned
affection would be seen lo have their
growth in dusty graves !
counsels for tbe future.
The Treasury during the pabt week
has assumed some of the wide-awake
and "plenty of work" air that was nat
ural to it during the earlier part of Gen
erai u rant's administration, it is an
agreeable change, for its lonesomeuess
iu the absence of so many of its former
employes is particularly noticeable.
The economical policy so rigidly en
forced during the past few years has had
its disadvantages felt more by tbe Treas
ury than by any other of the executive
departments. The long corridors, once
filled with messengers and smart-look
ing young clerks leisurely strolling
along, but on very Important public
business, of course, are now almost de
serted, except occasionally an employee
hastens through them, afraid the echoes
roused by his own footfall may form a
pretext for his removal.
The force now employed iu the bureau
of engraving and printing reminds us of
regiments which, in the late war, started
for the ba.ttle-flelds of the South with
ranks full to overflowing, but which, on
its return, presented hardly a scanty
corporal's guard to the anxious friends
at home. The bureau of engraving and
printing went into the great battle of
reduction under Mr. Sherman, with
1,000 names on the rolls, and now, in
the closing hours of the struggle, 400
only remain to tell what has become of
tbe rest. A few appointments were
made recently, but enough to bring ou
a regular army of office-seekers, who
swarmed for days through the Treas
ury. Few met with success, as most of
the vacancies were promised before
band. It must be understood that civil
service does not apply directly to the
appointing or of discharging of clerks
It only keeps them in office until the
powers that be choose to remove them
Many people think that the hon
ors bestoweu upon tfenerat urant
in England are the highest that
have ever been paid to an Ameri
citizen. Commander Hartsene
Bough on the Women Olerks.
Carl Schurz dismisses from the Inte
rior Department twenty clerks, nine'
teen of whom are women. I am not
prepared to say that it was not necessary
to dismiss every one of these women; I
only say that I be proportion of the sexes
was more remarkable than that even of
Massachusetts, and goes some way to
prove the assertion constantly made to
me by women in this department that
Carl Schurz says "hedoes not want wom
en iu tbe department at all, and is go
ing to clear them all out." I never
heard Mr. Schurz say this, and I gave
him the benefit of tbe faintest doubt. I
am not willing to believe that the 1ms
baud of Mrs. Schurz would lay a straw
in the way of any woman earning an
honorable living, especially in a town
thronged with women who must work
or die. Only yesterday my soft;eyed
neighbor told me of a lady born aud ed
ucated one of those turned out of this
very department who came and offered
her her gold chain, a souvenir of better
days, as a hostage for a little plain sew
ing that she begged to do to keep her
self from starving. The pawn-shops
are full of these treasures, while their
owners go from door to door begging for
work. Whole bureaus of clerks are dis
charged and sent adrift because there is
not a cent to pay them, and there is
no money because Congress worse than
wasted its time bullying and fighting
last winter, and because tor political
reasons no extra session could be called
for months to come. In the face of such
facts, what do Presidential letters and
rders and Secretarial disquisitions on
civil service reform amount to? They
mount to nothing. For there is not
one man of them all from the President
down who does not brush away his the
ories of "reform" quicker than a fly the
moment It bites his own interests.
Mary Clcmncr in the Cincinnati Com
Peace in the Family.
The following excellent rules, for pro
moting peace iu the family, have been
Itemember that our will Is likely to
be crossed every day so prepare for it.
Everybody in the house has au evi
nature, as well as ourselves therefore
we are not to expect too much.
To learn the dillerent temper and dis
position of each individual.
To look on each member of the fam
ly as one for whom we should have
When any good happens to any one,
to rejoice at it.
Wheu inclined to give an angry an
swer, to overcome evil with good.
If from sickness, pain, or infirmity we
feel irritable, to keep a strict watch over
To observe, when others are suffering,
to drop a word of kindness aud sympa
thy suited to them.
To watch for little opportunities of
pleasing, and to put little annoyances
out of the way.
To take a cheerful view of the weather
and of everything, and to encourage
To speak kindly to the servants, aud
to praise them for little things when
in all little pleasures that occur, to
put self last.
To try for the "son answer that turn-
eth away wrath."
When we have been pained by an un
kind word or deed, to ask ourselves,
"Have I not often done the same and
In conversing, not to exalt ourselves,
but to bring others forward.
To be very gentle with the youngones,
and to treat them with respect.
JNever to judge another harshly, but
to attribute a good whenever -we can
United States navy, in 1S54 or 55
was sent to Eugland by our governmen
to return one of her vessels which had
been abandoned, and brought to this
country and refitted. Tbe Commander
entertained the Queen on board th
vessel, and afterwards dined with her
A cirl who can put a square patch
upon a pair or pantaloons may not be and spent a night at the palace,
American beef and English air prove
a powerful stimulant to the speech
so accomplithed as one who can work a
green worsted dog on a yellow ground,
but she is of more real value in the com
making abilities of our ex-President, i
we may take Mr. Smaliey's judgmen
as correct In saying, "I have never
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MwMro.V i ,V Hia? ai Lv hslnw fi vb vTf heard a more perfect speech of its kin
age, 15,000 die every year. than that. There is a charm, a felicity
in tbe turn of one or two of its phrases
Sonoma county, California, produced that would do credit to tue best artist
iQ WOrd9" We Washingtonians don't
of cheese, worth $60,000. understand how this can be, when we
Care of the Hair. Keep the hair
clean, in the hrst place, and avoid tbe
use of pomades and hair oils. jNature
provides all the oil required to develop
its natural gloss and inherent beauty.
But she does not open tbe oil glands
without demanding some effort on the
part of tbe recipient of the treasure.
Continuous brushing is the price to be
paid, aud this requires nothing but pa
tience aud perseverance. Neither
should the time devoted to this purpose
be looked upon as wasted, for halr
brusbiug has a specially soothing and
quietiug influence. Fifty strokes of the
brush before retiring will make the
stiffest and dryest hair pliant and glossy.
The experience is worth trying, and, if
persevered in, win doubtless prove suc
cessful, while the dose may be increased
with still more decided etlect.
Sending offerings to itome is very
much like sending coals to Newcastle.
The Pope's annual income from invest
ments is stated at $15,000,000, which
makes him by far the richest persou in
the world. How the money is spent
would interest many to know, particu
larly Bismarck. This sum is large
enough for the owner to do much mis
chief witn it, anu is suincient to over
turn any government in Europe which
is liable to be undermined oy orioery,
Helen Chalmers, daughter of the great
Dr. Chalmers, is devoting her life to the
good of the poor of Edinburgh. She
dwells among them, in a low-roofed
buildine, on a street crowded with
drunkenness and misery. Her influence
is something marvelous.
Argument from a Life-Picture.
So surely a3 marriage is an institution
grouuded iu human nature, no woman
worthily and happily married is less
fitted to aid the general progress of tbe
world than she who stands alone, with
none to hiuder; yes, with uone to hinder,
but with none to help iter, either, in the
exercise ot her best gins, it is time
that we utterly repudiate the pernicious
dogma that marriage and a practical
life-work are incompatible. i?etv An
toinette Brown JBlackurell.
Unmarried women have succeeded iu
achieving fame and wealth and power
whether by the sacrifice, voluntary or
inevitable, of what would havo been
dearer and better to them, we know not
but without number are they, shining
as stars. Though we cannot tell what
they would have been had they known
wifehood and motherhood, yet it seems
probable that, having in any case the
nnate elements of success, they would
still have made themselves known and
felt in some way, not materially differ
ent from tbatiu which they actually did.
Be that as it may, the average mind
seems to believe that a woman marrying
must, in consequence, immerse herself
in a cloister forever, and that a woman
to be eminently successful in any de
partment must of necessity remain
single. The desire for love and home is
universally acknowledged to be next to
the natural instincts of adoration
toward our Creator, the holiest and dl
viuest feeling of which the human heart
is capable. So eminent women are gen
erally supposed by the masses to have
attained distinction at the expense of
higher duties. In this way many a silly
little nobody, safely sheltered by tbe
talismanic "Mrs.," receives more real
apparent respect than some noble,
earnest, talented woman who cannot be
To convert the world thoroughly to
the belief that a woman's highest de
velopment of intellect is not necessarily
at the ignoring of the heart, and that a
married woman can become ail that a
woman may be, without neglecting any
duty, we must bring forward such cases.
When we talk of the possibilities of
woman's advancement, and seek to
prove our argument by instances of
single women, we are met by the reply:
Yes, but they are exceptions. Most
women marry; tueu the majority or
women can't do these things."
I know a couple who are most happily
mated. It seems almost like a glimpse
of Eden to visit their beautiful home.
Beautiful it is in every sense of the
word adorned by their own taste with
choicest pictures (many of them from
my heroine's brush), statuettes, books
and flowers reared and kept by their
own exertions and, above all, sweet
ened by their consciousness that they
are working together, hand in hand.
Not wealthy, in each other's society
tiiey are rich. Their gift is music, and
each possesses it in a pre-eminent de
gree. The lady is as well known as her
husband, and has achieved as decided
A dear little gem of a room is her
sanctum, small enough to be cosy, and
bright with sunshine and the inspira
tion of her presence. It will not take
us long to And out the different charac
ters of the woman whom we shall meet.
First of all, by the sweet aud courteous
greeting, the kind friend. The arrange
ment of the room, the pictures, the
books, the aquarium, the wax-work and
the flowers in the wiudow show the
woman of taste; the piano and sheets of
music, tbe musician; the easel and
stand filled witli coloring brushes, the
artist; the stocking-basket and sewing
machine, the housewife; the dilapidated
doll perched on the piauo, the crooked
patchwork on the floor, and the rick
etty, penciled horse pinned against the
wall show the judicious mother for
who else wotild consider her children's
harmless fancies of more Importance
than the primness of the apartment?
She is a real, true woman. She never
delegated the care of her children to any
one. Though her talents had high
claims on her, she has always felt that
her family had higher ones, and all that
interfered with them had to give way.
And vet she has done anything else
than bury herself. Much of the absorp
tion, called by many family cares, is
the devotion to pin-cushions, ruffles,
naps uud novels. I call that woman a
bright and shining example, who can,
iu the beginning of July, before taking
anv recreation at nil herself, send her
servants away to tbecouutry foraweek,
aud endure summer neat anu range
hpiit in the kitcheu until tbey return.
And I know that this lovely lady did it.
She is a perfect wife and mother,
though she is married, and earns money
at the same. time. But if she has a
special talent, far too precious to be
buried in a uiuner-poi, wuj ouuuw dud
not exercise it? Besides, as her work
is not iu a regular line of trade, so that
her position could oe easily nnea, sue
does not take a living from some one
more needy than herseit. hue uouuies
the family income, so that she and her
iiimhnnd have twice the means at their
command to support their house and ed
ucate their children, and sne can oe pe
cuniarily independent. Shedoes notdo
her own kitchen woru, ous sue cau ai
fnnl to have it done as well as she could
do it herself, employing women who
could not sing and play, und so, by giv
ing them work and saving ner taienis,
she makes three (say nothiug of tbe
benefit of her work to society at large)
better off, whereas, had she left her mu
sic aud stayed in the kitchen, she would
have helped no one outside of her fam
ily, and made herself less than herself.
Her husband, be it stated, never has oc
casion to complain of his dinner.
As I think of this, my faith in the
beautiful marriages and happy homea
of the "good time coming" is quick
ened. Instances prove possibilities.
When men realize that women owe not
ouly a duty to their families (possible
or actual) but to themselves and to so
ciety, they will be willing that all wom
en should be permitted to work toward
their highest possible development.
And they may be sure that, inougu
some individual woman may not attain
to their true height, womanly nature
will always be womanly nature, which
nothing- cau essentially change. Mar
garet B. Harvey, in Woman's Words.
The warden of Sing Sing prison says
that 1,500 men are easier to manage
than 120 women.
TheUnited States army has bad since
1775 only hfteen commanderb-ia-cniei.
A Packer Iustitute girl recently
stumped a professor with this conun
drum : "What did Iodie of?" The pro
fessor, after puzzling his brain for a
while, gave it up, when he was stunned
oy the answer, "Io-dide of potassium."
A hoard of engineers has been ap
pointed to Inspect tbe waterfront of.