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Independent In Polities and Religion.
Ittve to alt Live Inxaxe, and Thoroughly
Radical In Opposing and Exposlnic th Wrongs
of the Masses.
MIS. 1. J. UCUam, cater and Proprietor
0 F FICE-Cos. Front 4 W-iginseTONflTBEur
TERMS, IN ADVANCE:
vx months -
Br Mrs. A. J. DTOflWAY.
ACT.. or "JUDITH HDD," "KLLKK IK1WD,"
"xjsie and henry lkb," "the kapty
home," "osi woman's sfheke,"
KTC.f XTCt ETC
iLatred,arcordlDKto Aetwf Conrres,ln tbe
y" 1-7S. by Mil. A J. Daatway, In the office of
the LtbrartanofConcrem M WMblncton City.
Fbkb Speech, Kue Viam, Here People.
POrwTLANI), OREGON,VFRIDAY, MAY 3, l&ir.
reading world has not yet forgot
ten the tearful holocaust that liuked
with ita burning tongue the canvas-
built city, where tens of thousands ol
human beings had temporarily stored
their all. The city burned like timler.
I was at first benumbed with fright;
but as I saw the clear, thin flames creep
up the sides of the cotton wall where
my children lay, I forgot the fear of my
legal protector In tbe greater passion of
mother love that nerved me to save the
little ones. I remembered, loo, that
my boarders were all locked asleep, in
the restful slumber that generally pre
cedes the approaching dawn. Seizing
both my little ones in my slender
arms, I ran shrieking here und there In
the night wind, soorchiug my face
sometimes, and sometimes getting so
near tbe flaming tents that baby Gerald
-would scream with fright and pain, and
finally so far succeeding in raising a
general alarm that of the two-hundred
sleepers In the Azara House, not one
found a fiery grave.
I do not think it was half an hour
from the time I had first heard that
noise, like the friction of striking
matches, before my hotel walls were
reduced to a film of white ashes, with
which tbe cruel wind sported in
frenzy of demouiacal glee. Then there
was hurrying to and fro in the lurid
light of tbe greedy flames, ami shrieks
and yells and loud-voiced orders filled
I repaired alone to a sand-hill, under
the lee side of which I crept with my
shivering little ones, and watciied the
war of the devouring elements with
feeling of awe.
In Melbourne I bad sometimes heart!
tbe ominous tones of the lire alarm, and
I was interested, even then, iu the mad
havoc made by flame uuchained, but
now that tbe realization of what the
Are-fiend may do when man gives over
the reins that usually control 1dm to
tbe custody of the wild winds of heaven
was upon me, and I felt more than ever
in my life before the Impotence of hu
manity in its might, as contrasted with
the po were of the universe when in their
1 have toiu you before that I was
nothing If not religious. I felt pecu
liarly devotional that morning, as I
crouched beside my children, while the
din as of fierce Inferno rent the heaud
waves of air as they rushed past my
precarious place of refuge; and I said
aloud, in tbe words of tbe Psalmist,
" 'When I consider heavens, the work
of thy Augers, and the moon and stars
which thou hast created, Lord, what is
man, that tbiHJ art mindful of him, or
t ie sou of man, that thou visilest
After a while the red sun rose in his
stately majesty aud gased upon the
scene through a eloud of smoke so dense
as to almost obscure his rays.
Ah, what a spectacle that morning's
sun belieiui ieu, use demons, were
hurrying to and fro, bent upon plunder
and gain. Men, like messengers of
mercy, were hurrying here and there,
trying with the aid of militia to pre
serve from rapacious robbers the prop
erty tbe fire-fiend had failed to devour.
'Women, with disheveled hair and scant
clothing, were searching among the
ruins of their hornet for jewels, gold,
and silver, and whatever else the lire-
fiend might fait to destroy. Ami all the
time great heavy clouds of newly-made
smoke roue here and there iu the dis
tance, ami hung gloomily over the
freshly-doomed portions of the stricken
city; aud then great tongues of tire
would dart upward from beneath the
overshadowing mass, creating anew
terrible holocaust, majestically grand
and awfully beautiful.
"I'm hungry," said baby Gerald, as
he nestled close to me, while his pinched
lips quivered In tbe chill breeze from
which tbe waves of heat had fled.
This was tbe first word that brought
me to my senses. Hungry! Surely
enough he was, and yet what had
wherewith to feed bimT
"Walt till papa comes, darling,"
answered, while a great lump row iu
my throat, and a weight of more limit
mortal agony tugged at my heart.
"I dou't like papa. He's c'on" ex-
claimed tbe child.
"Don't say that, pet; It's naughty,
said I, feeling, even as I spoke, that
was guilty of a falsehood.
"But he makes you e'y, and when he
oomed our house was burud-ed," was
"Well, never iniud, darling. Juet
And I pointed to a spot iu the dis
tance, over which a dense mass of
newly-risen smoke hung like a monster
pall of blackness.
Look!" I said, to avert my child's
attention. "Pretty boon you'll see a
bright blaze there."
"I don't want to see b'axes. I 'snt
mybefaw" was the pitiful rejoinder.
With this-ueby Ethel also raised the
ery for food. But the excitement of the
(last twelve hours bad exhausted the
maternal fount, ami I had no nourirh
ineut for her.
Something must, be itoue, and that
quickly. For myself T dW net care, at
I tope was dead, or paralyzed, aud I
could only look forwaril to a life of mis
ery, which I felt that I would be only
too glad lo end, but I could not see my
And then I realized that we were all
three arrayed In nothing but our night
clothe. I had, from force of habit, eu-
caeed my Itare feet Iu a pair of slippers
as soon as frightened from my bed; bat
the children's feet were entirely unpro
tected, and our thin muslin night w raps
were by no means presentable at street
apparel. But they were all we had, and
I accepted the situation with lees em
barrassment than I should have felt had
can make mistakes about everything
else in life; and nW I, by the light of
my sixty years, see no reason why they
should assume Infallibility In this.
"I was not aware that my hnsiisiid
had ernne for the money," I said, "but
It's all right. We don't have divided
Interests in oar Itoaeehold."
"With this I turned away, utterly at
sea as to my u es t e ndea vo r. Homeless,
penniless, half naked, and child-burdened,
what wae I to do T
For several days I foundt, lodgings,
such as they were, with a nomadic
Spanish family across the hay, to whom
I had paid large rams of mousy for the
hotel washing. They were4 very kind
in various ways, providing myself and
ebilrfreo. with ensibrlablc clothes, and
"Ah?" answered I, my very heart
"Yes; lost heavily at the gaming ta
ble. His troubles have driven him to
sad excees." '
"Mr. Blair, do you know where my
husband Is?" I Msked, excitedly, while
I struggled iu vain U appear composed
and comfortable lis both inlud and body.
"I will go witk. you to his stopping
place and let yon eee what he Is doing.
If you like," was the kirn! reply; "that
is, if you can hear It," be added, seeing
"I thiuk that lean bear anything, no
matter what it Is, or how hardly It may
opprew me," I Aid, as I accompanied
hint through tbi blackened streets to
the entrance of i Vell-known dive, that
enterudninr us. after their fashion, with
genuine hospitality. 1 conflagration to its subterranean char-
The fire had been as sudden as furious, ' acter.
and after a day or so nothing was to he , If I '' " lM to "O n
seen of it save its blackened an.l mined public execution, to satisfy the ven-
OUE WASHINGTON LBTTBE.
To THE RDITOB OF THE NW NORTHWEST:
The "ants" are again victorious, for
they Ikiye succeeded in ousting 3Ir.
Polk, U<onr-keeper of the HotMe.-wlm,
like his predecessor, Fitzhugh, must re
tire to private life. While It Is a mat
ter of indifference to u chronicler who
becomes Uie "In" or "out," yet Colonel
Polk has had our sympathies at all
times, forth pressure brought to bear
upon him for places by his political
brethren has beeu fearful. Trying hi
please all he offended all, so down he
goes as quickly as an aristocrat in com
munistic hands, and tbe result will be,
of course, another excitlug contest for
surcesxorship to his place. A good deal
of bad blood wasexhibited by his friends,
owed its preservation from ihenerSTTamf IneFe is a strhi.R rWHw.Mkm UWWli.'';111' ructuru finked.
one of the "outs" instrumental in se
curing his dismissal will be elected in
his stead, and that, as usual In such
contest-, some one who has held wholly
effects, and here anil there a smoulder- i geatiee of an outraged law, whose viola- j aloof will prove the fortunate man.
not many others hurried by with even lug mass, through which Indians and tion had caused my entire organism to ; Mr. rrye, of Maiue, made one or tlie
less clothing on their shivering, smoke- Greasers and au occasional white man burn with overweening remorse an.l j happiest speeches of the session upon
begrimed I todies.
There was a portion of tbe city con
taining a number of more substantial
buildings tbau the temporarily erected
parts, and here I saw that tbe lire was
kept at bay. Baby Gerald could not
walk, beeause his feet were bare, and
baby Ethel was but one year old, so I
had to lug the two, as best I could,
through the hurrying throng, 'where
each was intent upon his own necessi
ties, and nobody thought of assisting me.
If the worst aide of humanity is al
were raking and searching, in quest of shame, I could not have felt one whit j Mr. Polk's rase, and so wittily did he
booty, ! greater degree of humiliation aud guilt 'arraign the Democrats for alleged viola
tions of rules and laws which they eom-
nomadic friends, and visited the devas- husbaud and wile one Aim nau i not
lieen taught from my earllst years tuat
tated city In search of opportunity to
engage in business.
If the responsibilities and necessities
of my lot, as an unprotected wife and
mother, hail been accomMinled by the
necessary freedom from restraint -and
pelled Polk to commit, that everybody
joined iu the applaue aud laughter. It
that one must always be tbe husbaud ? is not often that both sides of tlie House
To be coiiiinu.-d.j can appreciate political wit directed
. ! against oue party alone, yet Mr. Krye's
Miss Yon Hillern.
hits were heartily enjoyed on tbe floor,
as well as iu the galleries.
Two ladies have been appoiuted ou
tlie hoard of visitors lo tlie government
insane asylum by Secretary iSoburz.
This is einiueutly proper, for nearly
one-half of the iiMliales of this institu-
her head, compelled her to assent to tlie
cereraooy, she being at the time only
fifteen years of age. Mendez denies all
her allegations of eruelty, compulsion,
etc. She was a schoolgirl, and he a
Spaniard attending the Catholta College
al Georgetown. Bith were quite young
and liaudsocie, and the marriage seems
to have been a childish act, to which
no sane clergyman should have beeu a
tarty. Theone who performed the cere
mony seems to have been one of our
Con Kress hati taken another step
toward the completion of the Washing
ton monument by an appropriation for
strengthening its foundations. It now
seems that the work will go forward,
and that soon we will have tbe present
Correspondents writing over assumed signa
tures mart make known tbeir names to tbe
Editor, or no attention will be given to tbeir
tunity for rapine or plunder, there is
also always a redeeming better side
quite as ready to assert itself for the al
leviation of distress occasioned by a
com inon calamity.
Iran's helplessness, rose 1 requires occasional assistance from her tion are women, and it is fitting indeed
absolute will and power I sJ'he: rm- Ith"1 HO,neu ouM be designated to
.. . ... 1 I "When 1 was at whoo! in (.ermany ,., , ,,rla , ,,.
disgrace as it stands. The debate upeu
this last appropriation shows that many
npposiug Congressmen know nothing
about tbe facts iuvolved, aud are averse
to completion of the monumeut because
au "arch," or something of thrtt nature,
would be a more beiltting memorial of
the fatlutr of our country. Ben Butler
squelched one of these by some sarcastic
queries in regard to the place to be
spanned by the "arch," aid desired to
know if the "arch" was lo b similar to
that exhibited by the "calico" fence at
lite entrance to the Capitol grounds.
Tlie roars of laughter induced by bis
wit silenced all opposition, aud the
House made -the desired appropriation.
Now we hope Anieriea will have one
finished monumeut. A foreigner once
charged that it is characteristic of
America to project a monument, get it
well under headway, aud then aban
don it. Fbux.
Washington, D. C, April o, 1878.
The little velloiv-haired German led-
equal protection of the laws which are j alislic artist is resting at the (Iraiid
freely accorded to every law-abiding Hotel, and enjoying, luring the ideas-
roan in America, I should, even then. ' . .e ., .,-..rr, ,
' 1 ami tlii sUllhlirlt-A HIUMiKN III lit 111 .
ways ready to assert itelf in time of have felt buoyant, hopeful, and ambi- ( eXC.e(ll ,.,irii8. Miss Yob Hillepi is I
hiiv Miinmnn ilinnrwkiclt rivM amnr- ! tloutl. But above III V necessities, above not k read v talker, and in conversation;
.. . n r. ( . - " -
even my child
my husband's absolute
over me. I shuddered as I thought of lhrrt. yearH ai! ,,ere wa;a x,eHt ,iKtti f
my predisposition to excessive mater- , interest taken iu ualkine, aud 1 look
nity, and remembered that I bad but pleasure In entering the com est 4 liicli ladies, Mrs. Briggs (Olivia) having been
When I reached the unburned district recently been wholly in his unbridled "L "v " 3"""1 " : -Pl'--- lm.1 tall. -ikI we leel assured
. . . ......... i - a i r i i. r r i u,y ... the rei-eiiL addition to it of Mist Itav-
1 louutl aireaaly an orgauizea army oi i-'". .iw-u, u i imiw , "When did you nrst appear iu public - , " s.-rii.ti.i lo enable litem r. start a eo
. . . . -r .i. .. in i ...t. ...-.n . muud and Mrs. liaiiiruver. two well- . , ... ,
volunteers, uuuer me ginuaiicv ot me iu ! .un. . ... .operative maituiaciory ii witue a-oou
Ah, me 1 111 Lwveuioer, into, ni mt- j -ini kuowii tauies iu uur liairict cuariuiuie
Had themanwho had robbed me of ' ,nu,, ,,111' I MK-oeeded in walk- ; clrcleH caI1 ,)liiy pjueUve of good
In.? the liuiiilrl ami tlltv miles 111 slic . .... ....
been anv other man than .J!" .i .i " results, l nese latlieo nave always occu-
watvh over the Interests of such unfor
tunates. In this board now are three
city officers, and they were busily en
gaged in distributing food, cooked and
uncooked, to tbe excited multitude that
swayed aud surged like the waves of tbe
For a while it seemed to me that my
children and I would be crashed in the
my husband, he could have been ar- I "Do you -onider these prolroct. d Pr prominent place here where will
rested, tried, convicted, and placed out trials Injurious?" , iug ht-aits and hand were needed to re
of further opportunity f.,r wrongins and I . "Xot ,he, y,'ul "lull', I """" "nd -. -'"K
robbing meut he was my husUud, I lU Z ' " . asylum
human jam that closed arouud us from ' and I was powerless. ' dies would -exercise more in the open i is goixl as good as auy similar asylum
. . . . .. , , i i.t. i ... .i . ......
It seems atranve o me. as I now look ' ar iney wnum eujov e..i.,. in iuc umuiij-io n -uui.u uimi-
1 tsome OI my Jttsiou iaoy irtenos nw
! accompany m twenty miles in tlie'
i country. When I firsl knew them tliey .
tables, saved us relief in that modern inquisition, tbe would get tired iu live or six miles."
"It has I it-en stated that you use u
y . i.;,.. i i. i. it t ri .. j . . siiniuisni-l I
in a utile wmw itor ,..e-M.K ... .i, -o, eveu ii i is.i, i nave no ooui.i , ..Xo-1d, T1lt wouIi , ,jrect i
were supplied, and then I struggled but that I should have plumed myself ' opposition to mv theory. I believe one
through the crowd aud fouud my way so supremely UHn my imagined re- can do mor wit'iout stimulants liian
to the ttaok, where my ten thousand spectabillty that I should have gone on " them."
dollar account was deposited. enduring the bunien. even as I di.l en-' "H",we. i"" ""y oX)tW)", to M,,,,S :
Maria Theresa, Empress-Queen of
Bohemia and Hungary, was the daugh
ter of the Emperor Charles VI., who,
losing his only sou, constituted her tbe
heirest of his dominions. She was bom
in 1717,. and at the aueof mneleeu mar
ried Francis of Lorraine; aud on tlie
death of ber father, iu 1749, ascended
the throne. 2Cosoner had she obtained
that envied, though dangerous, situa
tion, than the neighboring princes in
vaded ber dominions on all sides; and
she being no longer in safety at Vienna,
fled for protection to her Hungarian
subjects. She assembled the states, and
presenting herself before them with her
infant in her arms, addressed them iu
Latin, in the following memorable
words: "Abandoned by my friends, per
secuted by my enemies, attacked by
my nearest relations, I have no other
resource than iu your fidelity, in your
courage, and my own constancy. I com
mit to your care tlie son of your king,
u-mT-ai(TJW -other safety than yur pro
tection." At the spectacle of the beauty
and distress of their young queen, the'
Hungarians, a warlike people, drew
tbeir swords, and exclaimed, as with
one voice: "We will die for our queen,
Maria Theresa." Au army was assem
bled, aud tlie queen, who bad two pow
erful supporters iu ber rare talents, and
the love of her people, recovered several
i in porta nt places, the kings of England
and Sardinia espoused lier rauee; vaud,
alter eight years' war, Maria Theresa
was confirmed iu her rights by the peace
of 1748. She then directed her attention
lo reairiug the evils which war had
occasioned; tbe arts were encouraged
aud commerce extended. Tbe posts of
Trieste ami Sirum opened to all nations,
ami Leghorn extended her commerce
to tlie Levant aud the East Indies. Tbe
city of Vii-una was enlarged ami embel
lished, and mauufacturiesof cloth, porce
lain, silks, etc., were established in its
vast suburbs. To encourage science,
the Empress erected nuiversilies aud
colleges throughout ber dominions, one
of wnich at Vieuua bears her name.
She founded schools for drawing, scult
lure, ami architecture, formed public li
braries at Praicue ami Iiispruck, and
raised magnificent observatories at
Vienna, Uralz, ami Tieruau.
Ill 1756 the torch of war was again
kindled. Slid was unextinguished till
1763, when the treaty of Hubertstmargh
. placed the atlairs of Germany ou nearly
' the same fuolinif as lief ore the war: the
i list. uey msv i- " ' '"emiy advantage Maria Theresa reaped
Scenes and Sight Abroad.
The women of San Francisco who are
Connected with tbe benevolent order of
Jaiiiu-sarics of Light are soliciting sub-
every side; buta peremptory order, com
pel ling all to keep to the right, and thus hack upon my worse than wasted years,
circle arouud the outside of au amphl- that it did not once occur to me to seek
theater of temporary
from tbe impending fate. divorce court. But I did not think of ;
tion and perception is certainly required
iu tbe care of tier demented sisters.
Tlie naval observatory will be re
moved. The House committee list re
ported favorably upon the proposition
lo locate it upon a more elevated and
healthy site, hence its removal from its
present historical position in the middle
of our river front lo a more suitable spot
"What, Mrs. Grey ? You here? and , dure it, under a mistaken sense of duty. 1 Vone whatever. I eat rare beef, Is a mere questiou of months. Tearing
iu this plight?" said the gentlemanly It baa only been within a few past years ' baked or Unled (sdfttoe-, oatmeal, anil down aud building anew is the rale
here, aud soou few of our f bellum
, : i l : ...., ft... ,.. .... I n.t Ar
, nrt-fc.ffuu tt OUIIOIIIHB Wilt Of? ICIfc MB fc" ICUHI1M ua
the first day of my connection with it. nitely more necessary to be forsaken I "What amount of preparation i re-1 the past. So with other land marks.
Yes, I am here," I answered, sink- , than a fraud in any other life relation; ' quired for such a walk as you propose i one of these is a large vacant area of
ing exhausted upon a chair, "and but ' and I did not learn It, at last, till my j this week ?" j low grounds lying south of the Capitol.
for my deposit in the bank, would be 'own life hail, been jeopardized a thous- .."i ' rv, walk from fifteen I Congress has just appropriated $15,000
entirely destitute. Of course my bank and times, and my children had learned ' lo twenty miles daily. I could not keep for its improvement. This area is an
book Is burned, but you know my fuuds to detest, ao well as dread, their rum- the muscles or my limbs nam and soii.i . offensive eyeore lo all visitors to tbe
Capitol, for it is destitute of buildings
wholesale prices of tbe raw material of
goods ami provisions by unitiug their
varied faculties in one ureal twer. By
actual statistics itHias I teen ascertained
that there are thirty thousand men Knd
women lit Sail Francisco out of employ
ment, and this nioveuit-nt, well niau-
aged, will cstetid its branches and its
was electing her son, Joseph, kiug of the
itoiuaits in 1761 Tlie next year aheex-
erienued a great domestic misfortune
ill the lot- of her husband, lo whom she
bad been tenderly attached; the uionrn-
ug she assumed was never laid aside
during her life; aud she founded at Iii
spruck a chapter of iiiius, whose orflVe
munificence to all the industrious poor ws , rHW ,i, reu0!.- Qf the soul of
of the city, not immediately, but in the , ,ll9 belove.1 husbaud. Vieuua beheld
uo distant future, adding in lime all l uer every U water with ber lears
the mechanical trad-sand traffic in ar- tomb of tbi irine. who for thti-tv
ticies ol everyday lou-umption. ThW j snr9 llatl ueetl llcr ..port auj ber ml-
cashier, who knew me well, and who . that I have learned to look upon a fraud ' almost any good, sultstantial fond tl
had boarded at the Axara House from in marriage as an abomination iofl-' ' "ol fr,e' ltry I never use; neill
- ......... ... tea nor coflee."
and children some clothes and food, anil strained maniac. Vour debut f"
get tilings ready to begin strain." 1 Good reader. I beg that you will not 1 "About 2.S50 txileo."
a look of blank astonishmeut. "Why, I husband. The opening chapters of this . ,
madam, your husband came in at ten , o'er true tale but do mm simple justice
precisely ami presented your check and And even now, as on the decline of life atkh of August the warmest day of last
drew all your money." ! I review my early acquaintance with j summer i was ueieaieu oy time leeu
' I n.L.ntua aftt.l ..iul, t Uii.iliit. Ill il WU 1 1? of
"My huMtnml pretrntrd my etteek and i him, and recall the enrapturing sensa- , nf ini, tt
drew all my money t" I exclaimed, In- lions with which I met the dear devo- ..jt wou, peeni that company wouhl
terrogattvely. "There must be some tion that he brought me, and which, aid you. It certainly would relieve me f visitors why does the elty have such
mistake." but for a false system of social, finan- ,,,,""'lo"- T . ... . ill-favored grounds so near tbe Capitol
"I supposed of course that you knew cial, and conjugal ethics that n,k'' j wltf, n'le i.jt ,y re!ar Mtteiilauls, wh.t 1 as these, and yet the city is powerless
all about it, madam. You will recollect j wife's position one of penury and de-', Krv fHiiliar with my step. I am often , to improve lliem because they belong
that I was intrrfffceed to him by Elder ; peudenoe, I should have been able to asked by lady friends who wish to an lo Ule government, which is the last
re here, hi of course it's all right. I .cursed father as only children thus ac- I eferr,e "
result is no Idle dreaming, but it has
I ieeu over and over again practically
tleiiiouslraled Iu Great Britain, and
blessing Its tens of thousands of suffer-
After a long and glorious reign, and
iiaviug ttebelti It eiKbt chthireu soiled
on the thrones or united to the rooti
ng poor by placing litem beyond the1. !, of .,i,e of ibe inost rlourishinir
ptwibllity of waul. In the tnaiiufac- I States of Europe, and having merited
ture of articles of everyday wear, from , ,,e tIle of mother of her country, Maria
a child's stinboniiet to a man's shirt, a .Theresa descended to the tomb lit 17hd.
dozen garments c,u be finisbed with HerJastmomenU were em ployed iu site I
fifty iter cenU more neatness and 'fe- ditiie tu-ats upuii Itie poor stud orili&tt.
patch by a corporation than by iodivid- i al ,ne f0wlUK w,.r gome f u,e last
uals. The first atfvMnlage is iu the pur- , worJ, uitered : "Th state in whiun
chasing of the materia at wholesale; you uoSTbeliold me," said she to her son.
then the cutting, seamlug, hemming, ..i8 tle larniinutioii of what is callel
stitching, plsillug, ruffling, and so on ,,Wl.rad grandeur. Daring a long and
to the finishing, each and every minute Iwif0 regn of forty years I have loved
department being executed by separate I sought after truth; I may have been
individuals who know every turn of ,nlfWSell j ,.. cloiee, my inteutioim
tlie nana which it retUires, on nis or I ,,,.. bllve tM!eu i-understood aud worse
her part, through the laundry work aud executed; but he who kuows all has
the sales-room, to the purchase of the
raw material again.
unc, -.. ... sv..fti-ft, , i. jiiiiim a tcurseti iVMier as out y uiiiioit-ii uhib . h.i t uiuitui. tor is uvuiiiuic ot uuiiuiukb ... 7 : " . . . , ...
want a couple ' hundred to buy myself cursed can detest and dread an unre- JSrtta -e some few old shanties broken aud j ..SV'MS ZSuE
"A couple o' hundred ?" he said, with ! forget your early introduction to my "Have you usually been successful j tof
.,,.i..i. ..ii.... ..r,. i .. . T. n... .i.. , .i... ! "Once in Worcester. Massachusetts 1 1
tlilapidatetl by age, in which live some of
the worst elements of our society. That
the canal which tbe old board of
.. .. . . i ... i niimi. uf.r lf m iiai nil, r I lift imm in
a nity-mne waiK oy iiiuiy iive i- - - - s s
minutes. Again iu Springfield, the , filled is here with its filth and mlssma,
and we are glad indeed that Congress
will complete the work of burying and
hiding everything upon it with a deep
covering of clay. It is a constant query
Chalmers when you first came to Sfcn command and retain, after mat riage as
I did not recolject, but, alas ! I could
not doubt it. If my husband was my
well as before it, I am suie I could have
exorcised tbedemon thai possessed him,
me, but they only drag me back instead
nf helping me on."
mutual benefit to the proprietor aud his
guests. Tlie building, a four-story
structure, is furnished complete by the
proprietor with all the conveniences of
a private home, including kitchen and
laundry, wherein the cooking range,
like the aucieut valley nf Hinnom, is
kept a coustant burning fire. Therooun.
are lea seil at a moderate rent, some to
small families and others to single men,
aud others still to luboriug women. The
rooms, the dining-room included, where
its long table is always set, are taken
care of and lighted with gas at tbe ex-
I tense or the proprietor, me store
room, or kitchen, has as many cup
boards with keys as there are rooms in
the bouse, which is sacred to the exclu
sive use of each tenant. The work of
each roomer in preparing a meal, when
everything is ready, even to a table
spreatl aud set, and hot water always
on hand for tea and coflee, is a mere
uothiui;: some of them takiue three
your wits with tbe fire aud tbe care of , unfortunate city as an enterprising peo- used up. To-day she will exercise but , g,.,.,. ( our architectural and landscape ' meals aud others only two, aud what is
inent, we had occasion to call on a pro-
seeu tbe purity of my inteutious, and
the tranquillity I now enjoy is tbe first
pledge ol bis acceptance, and emboldens
me lo hope fur more. One ot tbe most
consoling thoughts on my death-bed,"
fesslonal lady shirt-maker who was , sbe j, ... Ulmt j have llever u0sea
ptiBiitUK uer vocation on me mini uiwr , , i,,,,.., t - rv nr tnurortnna
of a hotel in a ceutral locality in San .
Francisco. hue there we learned the
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iinBnl nn ... . , ,., , uij I., .. . a) r.. . i nt o uui iiibAbaa. wr
iting, which could be no other than a i respondent.
writing from Jefferson,
tarty here lo beautify and embellish its
In it t-etiersl conversation Miss Von waste places. Private enterprise ami
Hillern said that she should endeavor to taste have always beeu ill advance of
mid held him secure aud safe in the walk the first thirty-live miles without I tlarMM wi.i.-ii i,.u .r fni I
evil genius, certainly he had an Inde-j nuptial bonds that he voluntarily as- "'"'X iiTabletoXw be! ,OH,' lu t,,e lngress tuau-
fatigable ally in tbe one man who was sumed when he promised to endow me ijn. ,er ln e rtrst 'ii,jrleeI, IOurs of , gurated in the city by citizens. In Con-
my jtet aversion. .with all his worldly gootls, and love, l t,e trial. Tlie lady acknowledged that : gress is always a set of men who be-
"What did my husband say when he protect, ami cherish me till death , when Hearing the liulsli the miieswere ; grujge t,e expenditure of a dollar for
presented the check?" I asked, anx- should part m Inab.vre irw.rnec Ir . jt as if the city was
lously. The Are had made sach opportunity,. of ,le worK I bound to improve what the government
"He said ynu were frightened out of for redisricting as well as rebuilding the j,,ne whenf'y percent of the time was j owns. Tbe Capitol should stand in tbe
tlie children, and had given him in
st ructions to draw the money ami man
age the business and rebuild the hotel."
For au iustant it was on my tntigue to
pronounce the check a forgery aud my
husband a robber; but I remembered
that I was his wife; that I had once
loved him passionately aud without
reason, and was ready at any time to
pie from all parts of the world, such as i nine, oniy aitemiiug cii.ire.i. i..-...or
California then tossessetl, were not dis- i i(f (Jl rea,I1(, ,,' Unx
posed to lose sight of, aud in three days
after tbe holocaust such changes had
been made In the city pint that I found
considerable difficulty iu discovering
the site of my late tented habitation.
When I did find it, a-large force of men
was tiMn it, excavating for the founda-
Inve him as devotedly as ever, if he ; tion of some sort of a commodious fire
would but again become the graceful, j proof edifice. Then I remembered that
honorable, loving, and irresistible gen- I had only held the ground by a squat
tleman he once was. ter sovereignty title, and that eveu the
sleep us much us tossihle, in order to be
belter preimred tor lighting tile drowsi
ness during the long tramp.
She never pnys any attention to chal
lenges from any quarter. She gives her
own exhibltiniisnf health, strength, and
endurance, and other people can give
theirs if they wish. Cincinnati Cotii-nurcial.
Two young ladies, well ttorn and well
brad, went Into the city of London the
other day to apply for some "lucrative
. .. i . , . , . . . i-..,mi.v litem, n iiivii tic.il ueeu tiriiui-
Then, there is nothing that so humil- earth beneath my feet was swept away. ! (w ' ,lin advertisement bv a
lates a woman, or from which she will j Lstood over against the buzzing, busy tlrm in tlie Indies' clothing line of husi-
tft. ... I. 1 1 n .l..n.l. iIm . aftft.l W.l.hjul I1KM. 1 ltV Itftlltlll tlt.f till. U'lirb Wftlftt
so . nnK . e ... , - - j ...ee-i-f color deny, and it is singular why any leg.-
eumetii tijat sue lias maw n unMonr .. .... . ......t. . --
improvements, and yet il is llauked by
waste places, and particularly so on the
south by these low grounds. To fill the
horrible caual is one great step forward,
4nd others must soou be takeu.
Mr. Mcl'herson, chief of the govern
ment bureau of engraving ami printing,
has again been before tbe House com
mittee ou banking, opposing the efforts
of the New York bank note companies,
who wish lo divide the printing of gov
ernment nrooey. That the goveruiueiit
cau do all its own printing cheaper and
belter than to divide it, no oue who lis
tens to the pro aud con arguments can
in ber matrimonial ventures. There
are tens of thousands nf women in
America to-day who are living conjugal
lies ItourljvHrst because of a mistaken
idea of their duty to themselves, and
secondly because their wifely pride is
their sorest, tenderest spot, and they
will not admit to another, no matter
how deeply they may be compelled lo
feel It themselves, that the man they
have elected as a husband can possibly
err. To admit It Is to confess that they
were uot infallible iu their judgment in
clocks, mi women's stockings, at tlie
lefl is consigned to each individual cup
board for future me. Many of tbe ladies
preferring home-made bread bake their
own, the oven always being ready.
Here is house-keeping without the care
of fire, lights, or dish -wash ing, which
every woman knows is the disagreeable
part. This lady shirt-maker has an as
sistant, and they both told me that they
lived well ou one dollar and twenty
five rents a week each, ami rent in
cluded, cost les than fifty cents a day.
Now, to be hiief, putting this and that
tteether. co-operative manufactory sud
trade, ami house-keeping on the above
plan, with discreet management, what
Ohio, of the late Senator WudVs last
illness, relates the following:
At only one time during his illness
was he delirious or unconscious of what
was going on about him, and that was
one night when his condition hail
changed slightly for the worse. It was
nbont nine o'clock, nMiis wile inquired
tl ne didn't want a drlnK ot water, tie
gazed steadily up into her face for a few
moments, and then whispered feebly:
"Have you everything ready for me?"
Upon beingqiiestioned as to his mean
ing, he replied:
"Why, don't you know I am dead,
aud my funeral occurs in the morning
at eight o'clock ?"
Nothing could be said that would
change this slrauge idea, and he spoke
in about the same manner to bis son,
Henry, who entered shortly after. In
the morning he again asked his wife if
all the preparations for his burial at
elgm o'clock were made.
"You cannot be buried at eight
o'clock, Iteeause it is after that now,"
After thinking a few minutes lie be
came rational, ami the illusion was im
mediately dispelled. In speaking of
Uie matter afterward, he said:
"I must have been dreaming to have
talked in that way."
A Kiso's Mistress There was no
civil marriage between ltosina aud the
late King of Italy. Hence, claims she
can have none whatever, since the law
liberal oner was hampered Willi one
condition. The candidates for employ
ment have to pay live shillings in the
first instance to be taught the art of
lator should wish to give the-e private
corporations a share of it. Nothing is
to be gained In any respect by the gov
ernment under a division of its printing,
while the dangers of loss and counter
'felting are most materially increased.
. ! The only sound plea made by the bank
Representative Baker, of Massaclm-, J ' J
setts, said In a speech In the House the '! companies is that they need the
.i.. .i,. titni laihu nf IiIm hr.tlisr t.ri ut i i if. Mini 4 :i (tUHHttnti nf flmritv
Uie lwt blood mouutlng to my forehead. ! , vroMaWy wanted to go to I ,uev milrht be eiven it. certain I v noi
Heart, aeuing wuu luuiguauou, . ongress. "liie gentleman must, au- upon any ot
heart agaiust humanity, aud almost ; ra,e ()f o-imK ,wlly a clock! This
against God himseir.
Presently a gentleman came along
who recognized roe, in spite of my
changed attire aud abject apiearatice.
'How have you fared since the lire,
madam?" he asked, kindly.
am nllurle ilvslitiite." I arswered.
sorrow, and shame.
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ttress me vi.un, ...
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did so hope nobody would ever know k . J,1 " .'., ak r,'. a
. ii it.,...., v . ... ' 1. 1 . . it 1 1 1. ..ft.o. t . 1. 1 Aft., luriiurt.
uiy awiui susnirinn. av. Knowietice. . . -t
choosing a mate.aod such au admission tllat u Was , ieraM wno hltj buroe,i ,be 'auulc' J
is the hardest iosslble confessiou for any city.
nroiiil.st.lrited womau to make. Aud
1 ' I I ' .... . ini, .
yet men and women admit that they also, as I understand," said he. Xeno,
any other consideration.
applies for release from the bonds of ' live again than that they have lived.'
. . t . .i i . t i 1 matrimony ou the grounds of cruelty
Iviclcmav be compared to theclebched . . . . . '
does not recognize religions ceremonies;
and as Victor Emmanuel made no will.
could be accomplished in the way of -die ean ouly receive what the present
ameliorating tlie condition oi tue worn-, tving may ct loose lo gtve her, though
me classes, or rather of the present idle 1 she is said to have amassed a creat
many jewels, which, or course, remain
iu her own possession. She never was
seen at any of tbe courts; the hatred
and seorn felt for her by the royal fam
ily are thoroughly shared by the nation.
She is a byword of contempt and de
testation. To such u strength do these
feelings rise that her son, young Mia
flori, is black-balled in any club be tries
to enter, is insulted openly in the army,
and is scarcely received iu any society.
Faith is generally represented as
bedraggled female clinging to a sea-ws-shed
rock, but for simple, trusting,
nn.i.iiii.1 f.iitt. itnint us to an editor
Ido not know. I paying itostage'ou the paper of a delii -
It is uo more strange that men should I quetitsubscriber. Brookcdle umocrm.
classes, because of the Impossibility of
their finding employment . Ibis plan
commenced ou au in vestment of one
dollar each by one hundred women or
men, or both, judiciously managed,
would soou assume giganl Ic proportions.
Eloie M. Attbott, in San Jose Mer
cury. Colonel Robert Iiigersoll answered
thus a reporter who ivsked hi in the
other dy if lie believed iu no hereafter:
"I do not kuow. I am aboard of a great
ship. I tin not know what port she left
or whither she is bound. She may go
down with all ou board, or she may
reacn some sunny port
Mankind lias been learning J"
... .. . .....i riu nave learueu
"Your husband has met witli reverses. fl9l. ktid rhetoric to the open baud.-.and deseiltou, aud that she was furced I jjle jaaoon's wife said when he brought i vet that their fillow-beings are as goott
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Ii tuc urjuuuu a nc noi
to marry Meudez, who, with a pistol at I home the demijohn.
I as themselves.