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Br MAuT SHAKE SMITH.
Elioor dropped nee head upon her
friend's haoldVer, and said, despair
ingly : .
Oh, I felt It ! I knew It r
Then, while her het.rt "ink lower and
lower, and she felt an il every moment
were hurrying ber loved one through
Illimitable ! ee away from ber, she
lifted a while, set face, tearless bat
agonized, and learned what little there
was to be told. She did Dot seem to
bear the comforting, encouraging words
tli a, laud aid lady mi-glad with her
brief recital, and, when it was done, slie
rose aod kgan preparing hastily to go
"Vo will go with me, won't yoo 7"
she said, very quietly, e ebe tat on her
"Yea, dear, of course I will," said Mrs.
Doff; rising and going up to Iter. "But
you most not take it so hard, my poor
child," she cried, takiug both Elinor's
trembilug bands in ber own warm
clasp. "I know- just bow you feel," she
went on, "for I tboturht I had fost my
James once before we were married, ami
I tnoagbt I would die." '
Their eyes met, and the tender sym
pathy In the aged l.lue ones penetrated
JB iioorV chill despair, and the tear
earn to her relief, as the motherly arms
enfolded beran! the gentle voice Mid,
"I know all about 11, dear, and you
needn't be ashamed of loving him. I
Jeel almost aa though be was one of my
own sons. We will go now right away,
and see if we can help him."
Klinor clung to her and kissed ber
gratefully, but ouly said, brokenly, as
ebe drew her toward the door:
"Come, let ns be quirk, or we will not
see him alive, I fear."
They hastened down stairs, and, after
a few words with tbe Doctor, ail three
started for the hospital.
Poor Dr. Dolt was in a sad state of
mind. Hi eheery, Jovial disposition
was unable to assert Itself, for he had
really no hope that bis young friend
would recover from bis injuries, "oi be
dreaded the result to Elinor of such a
painful termination of the ease. Aa for
her, she asked no questions, and so the
little party walked 'along in aad silence
till at length they; reached the monrufal
ay lu Hi for maimed and broken humsu
ity. Elinor shuddered aa they entered and
, passed along between the rows of colt,
each one of whieh bore a auflering bur
den. At length they Mopped by oor
F rank's couch, and Eliuarrfropped upon
ler knees bede.it, ami tank-the eohl
and nerveless right hand in Imtb iter
own, .while e -gazed tbmogh blinding
tanta atpon the unetmaeiosn dmm, so
changed by MYriiie, yet never kef or
no ioexpnHsirhly dear u. ber. .
Dr. Dolf eamned the patient erlfi
ealiy, shook bis faend,-ud voafem-d In
low tones w ith Dr. Carter. vUo just then
eatae to them.
Krs. Deft .gently bathed lite bruised
nd burning head, while more tbau one
sympathetic drop fell upon the ti Merer
Never, In all her trials, had Elinor
Norton been so miserably, ImpelestJy
wretched. She blamed heraelf for lite
calamity that bad overtaken her lover.
-She felt aa if sle had aet up her own no
tlons of right where. the ought not to
have done it, and that she bail mistaken
her duty. Could Frank have asked her
then to yield her own to his sense of
right and become Ills wife, she would
have unhesitatingly and thankfully
said yes. Now, she leU that she wan to
be punished for her mistake by losing
him, and oh ! how could she live, feel
ing that it was in any possible way her,
fault that his precious life bad been lost.
All ber hopes and unselfish aspirations'
to become useful were jut theu as
though they had never been, and In her
anguished self-reproach and holes
despair she altered a low but most hitter
moan, tbat stirred the hearts of her
friends with profoundest pity. Even
the unheeding ears of the injured man
seemed to take note of it, for be moved
uneasily, and clasped the slender Angers
tightly in his own. His eyes rested on
her as he roused from his brief, troubled
sleep ; but his disordered mind saw, not
Elinor, but his mother. He gazed ap
leaUugly Into ber face, and said, ear
"O, mother, have you at last re
lented? If you have, I will blrBS you
forever. Say that you convent," au lie
grasped Elinor's hand convulsively anil
half raised himself up.
"Hlttior hia fancy, and say anything
' he wishes," whispered the Doctor, has
tily. "It will never do to let him excite
himself in thin way."
Elinor bent forward and stroked Ills
fevered brow with cool, s.ift finger,
while she said, with iuliiiile tenderness:
"Kverythiug shall he as you wish.
Flunk, if you will ouly gel well."
He sank back satisfied, still holding
her hand, and inurmuritu :
"How good you are, roothtr!"
Her loving touch teemed to Foot he
hi in, and it was not long hefore his eyes
closed, ami he fell into a more Malursl
sleep than had hefore visits,! him.
The Doctor whispereJ to Elinor to
leave him, aud, after some difficulty,
ali illunMaAil 1 .1 I I
m, u iici um,cv nnu, a1 1
him hwl look of unutterable affec
tion, tnrnetl away, and, with her two
frieudu, at once left the hnpital.
The effort" of the police to capture
Prank'eurdy assailant proved una
vailing. In "idle of the large reward of
fered for Ml arwt.
Mm Stodiiard tmm lo see her sou a
wkm aa she was notilieil of hi eomiiUon,
awl U'M inneli. nnimyed lieoatiae she
eotikl itat Imve lilnt removed at once.
She e ho wed m much feeling h site was
esWe of when site Art caw him, hut
ber savranr vma largely mingled with
sneer think Mint be liail lieen vlaitlng
Klinor, ami titat, had It not heett for
tills; lie might net have hSeii liHrt.
Dr. Dull called hmh her at her hotel.
and gave her -all tbe information he
poesessed about tbe uufortunate allalr.
lhJtsbe received him eoldly, ami mani
feAted her reel disposition m plainly
that be was not surH-ied, though lie
was Indignant, at her remarks about
JSlinor. He ejmke briefly of the cruel
slander tbat had frliut Elinor out of the
elaas, and aeked Mrs. Stoihlard if she
would say a good word for Elinor if lie
should bring the President to call ou her.
' o, Dr. Duff," sahl she, "I cannot
say anything to aeslvt that young wom
an to do such an unwomanly thing. I
know nothing of ber conduct tduee she
ha left ray house, aud it is not Improb
able that a you ni person so regardless
of public opiniou as she has shown her-
self has Imprudently given oecanlon fori
unpleasant remarks. Indeed, I heard I
of something of the klmi ponu after site
came here, I regret to say."
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the Doctor picked up his hat, ami with
an angry, "HooilHlsy, ma'am," lett the
He said to bb wife, when he went
"I think Mis. Stoddard l lite most
utterly heartless being il has ever been I
my lot to meet. I verily believe M,e l
would rather have Prank die.
ra-k d rleht
where lie K than to have him recover
and marry Elinor.''
Alter he had daribed tbe i ulerview.
his wife agree! with him, gentle ns was
'Ebe. weary dys of wa toiling and
waiting dragged slowly oh, fall of tor
turing swspense. to Elinor, ami an
Htnally great, though dillerent, sniler-
iHf. l-th . anU, .Uttec, dlsenpolntad
woman, avbose hopes were all centered
in tier Mtn, and who so carefully avoided
her In her daily xisils to the hospital.
Oore, indeed, they met at the door.
ami KHnor, whose heart was wrung
Ith agony at sight of the sufferings she
could not even nltevlale that day, could
not pats the moilter of tijo .man she
loved without a word. She moved Im
pulsively away from Mrs. UsM toward
Mw. Suxldard, atd, lifting ber veiU
xuid, in litnea Whose eariafst patlios
might have moved the heart of a sav
age: "Oil, for hit sake, do not bale me a !
I would gladly yes, thankfully take
his place lu there, if I could only save
Itut this wotnau of atnue cast a look nl
darkest haired umu the sweet, tear
stained face, as she replied, icily, draw
ing Iter skirts away from Imaginary
"Your hypocrisy is disgusting. Never
dare to address me again !"
J'oor Kliunr shrank haek as though
struck, ami Mrs. Stoddard swept bough-
ily on, but only to gate despairingly
upon her wffd-eyed, delirious son, and
to listen, with tnlugled anguish and
hate, to his pleading for her consent to
his happiness, and his desperate avow
als of what he would do If it were not
given. He raved thus rimjh of the
time, but she had not before heard him,
and instead of being Jnlluenced to grant
his heart's desire, sslis felt a more In
tense bitterness against the woman who
hail eome between bar and the ttceom
pllsbment of her plant.
It does seem Incredible how some
mortals can sell their souls lo tbe spirit
of evil for naught naught but mUery ;
and yet, thoawands do IL every year, and
will, so long as wealth la honored more
than worth. -Seorufnlly as we may
look uiou the barbaric customs of sav
age ami half-eivilised nations, we are
ourselves justly open to the same criti
cism we make upon them. The Orien
tal oiily sells his daughter to the man
who can pay for her; the Indiau trades
oil bis for pouh-s aud rilles ; but tbe cal
culating ami almost bankrupt denizen
of Wall street Is quite as mercenary ami
selfish as either iu his bargaining for a i
financial alliaoce, where lite tempting
bribe and bonus is a helpless girl, his j
M I. 111 1
I ...... .. ,, sun moon, Dependent opon :
I him for daily t.read, untitled to earn one J
uouar uy tier own exertions. If he isa
willing victim oa the altar of mammon,
so much tbe worse for the father who
has never Instilled into her mind more
As for the scheming, planning, plot
Mux mother, hard and heartless like
Mrs. Stoddard, or soft and silly n a
but spnler-llke efforts to catch eligible,
wealthy Hies they, poor souls, do not
deserve the sweet, sacred name of
motl'er. M t likely they have been
sold themselves, in cine sense or an
other. At any rate, tiny have suflerrd
from a false ami vicious sjsteni of belief
aud training, and are to be dtiedas well
Perhaps It is too much lo expect tbat
tbe masses of mankind will ever be ac
tuated by absolutely puru motives In all
the affair of life, but let it at least hope
that the time may oome ere long when
all intelligent men ami women will
choose life aisles deliheraUdx, thought
fully, and so wisely tbat not even death
can "put asunder what God hath thus
joined together." Then we may expect
to see trents wIhi will ?eek only the
highest interest", the irneet bapplnesa,
of their tiedeliiigs about lo leave the
dear home-nest, for one of their own.
Instead of asking, "Id lie rlcbT" the
parents will say, "Is he pure soil truth
loving, honest and industrious?"
It will not be, "Is her fat her wealthy?"
but "Is she intelligent and eatble, as
my equal companion and true helwnate
May the day hasten when neither law
nor custom can render respectable a
marriage entered into from any other
than pure, true motive.
I To be eonUnoed.
A Little Onrtais Lsctnre to tite Men.
I haven't got very much to say this
time, hut I have been thinking lately
bow many men seem to Imve uti idea
that society has no claims uhiii them
whatever, aud if they tilled a good hui
ness pla-e, that was all that should be
expected of them. I consider men hs
much indebted to society as women,
and think they should come up anil do
their nart. man-like, aud not ahirk it
alt oft' on the woman's shoulders, and
some men even leave the entertainment
of coin aiiy in their own Itoune almost
entirely lo tbtlr wive. J iiiiiik a mau
uhocau bean entertaininir host una nil
anv nlace eracefully iu society, at home
1 or abroad, as much lo be ailmtretl as a
I woman of like stamp, and thousands of
! men who say. and even think they ean-
lf ,1(.y wou, only as,,e lMr wf.
inline-! and give it a fair trial. I have
also been thinking of the fathers who
Ihillltiu t li ul nl.il. l.u.i 1. ,ti(.i... nnn .
ttarv to their mother's wishes. The !
mother's hands should lie strengthened,
not weakened, by the head of the house. !
It certainly must be a triple task for her .
ie mm ,er .as , w
."r,uK u" "r 11 ,u " l" wl " ,
snouiu go, ttut ilo this alone, wltlioiit i
any help from her husband, and what is
' Ml ill worae. he emntiellp,! In overrule In-
her patieu'ee aud -hill, tin, fother'Vin. i ""' ,e l2"?!
Huence over the wayward child bv his -' Mg there; no did Jlnrioand Grisl;
petty lodulguucies. No wonder the
child grows up disagreeable and ungov
ernable, thwarting its father's destus
and Its mother's fond hopes, and no
wonder the mother gels pale and weary
and even cross sometimes. Man, with
all bis boasted strength, could not en
dure the half he: putt upon 'woman's
Weak t !uilllar It'll la auv nr.. .... u t..i
ever. , I " uwe nays an aristocratic spot, ami
One other thing I wish to speak ofjas I stood before the old Vim Home
and I'll eease my fault-findinr.. and I'll mansion, not long luce, I remembered
begin it Willi the quotation, "The near- . , ,
est way to the heart Ldow. the throat." I,,"y",K ben n mere chlhl In the large
I think, as a rule, men pay more alien ICRrdeii back, and making myself sick
lion to the cravings of a false or unduly with the aprleols Hint grew by the par-
man women, an.l .
some of middle rank will even go mi far
as to marry a good cook, if she has not
another eomutendable attraction, while
others do not realize for the time being 'disappeared IJoml street -ami Union
inV,nSrrht"Wl!,"lr-MT!,!,,w ,h rHHllle 1'Ic-h
after the fatal knot has been lleo with , , , , , . ... .
some really charming and excellei.l ; r rt,,"'. e walk for the
girl, wlio is so unfortunate as lo lie belles of New York 'was from Union
nearly or entirely ignorant of the mys j Square to Canal street. Where the fifth
terles of C Kiking; thus they make the Aye,le j,,,,,, ftw f, WM ,
even i fnl discovery, much to their eba-I
gun and llit- disgust of their better half,
in. i n o i-i'i'i eternally ullii nearly
-. . i : t . . ', comes ou tlie table,
and aii- prating of "mother'
em!i 1 1 il? ,v nl f i ' v la, f..rli. , I. a r.t ,
U o.re marr.ak-r, when the fair ohfecl of '
m-ir i.iv iniurnieil then) she actually
kuvw nu;l.c.g of housekeeping, etc.,
thry blandly rrplleil that they did not
want ! marry for a cook or house
keep, r, bui fi r a, -mje; and. her tiny
fii!i-is .sliuu'.il not he.soiled with kitchen
work, sini l,er creamy complexion
....... "... . . . . . '. . 1.... ki .
whai ! change after their onion n,e
warm i-'ilorttu; toned down so soltly '
gradually begins to fade away, until '
iVi ;':e"I,n l"lntiiie
rematn, ami they apiieur sharp and cr.n-1
traded. Tbe golden hue of romance
baahiiarteil, aud rude praoUcalily lakes '
lis place. Tbe smooth tbymiug toetry I
has been converted Into dull
"I believe that alcohol, to a eer'ain
degree, demoralises thoe who make il
aud those who ilriuk IL I believe that
from the time It Issues from tbe coiled
and iolsoned worm nf the distillery,
until it empties into the hell of crime,
dishonor and death, it demoralizes all
that touches it from its source to its
end. I do not believe that anybody can
contemplate tbe subject without becom
ing prejudiced against the liquor crime.
All we have to do is to think nf the
wretch upon either bank of the river or
death of the suicide of the insanity
of tlie (Kiverty of the ignorance of the
destitution of the children tugging at
the faded dresses of weeping and de
spairing women crying for brad-of
the men of genius It bus wrecked of
the millions struggling with Imaginary
serpenls .produced by this devilish
tliintr: ami wbeu you think of the jails,
of the alms-houses. o the asylums, of
the ttrisons. and of the scallobis upon
either bank, I do not wonder that every
thoughtful man Is prejudiced against
that damned stub" called alcohol." In-
Tvrnrs. It Is worth while for com
rth while for com-
mon people to learn
tyiihua germs will th
fereuce of a tdu bead, or a visible glob
ule. It is worth while for them to note
that these germs may be desiccated and
lie borne, like thistle seeds, everywhere,
and, like demoniacal nosneslniis. mav
jump noiselessly down any throat. Rut
ere are eertaiu things spores cannot
stand, according to the latest ascertained
results of science. Soap chemically
pois-ins them. For redemption, fly to
hot wattr aud soap, ye who live in dau
ger of malarial ol,,g. Hot water Is
sanitary. Soap Is more sanitary. Fight
typhus, small-pox. yellow fovor ami
ague with soap. Soap a a l(0ri rf
A San Francisco woman calls ber
husband her darkest hour, because he
generally comes just before dawn.
LETTEE rBOH MEW YORK!.
Xkw York, September 1, 1879.
To Tirv. Knrroa ov tiis Xw Koa-THWtorr:
A week ago the streets of New York
wore the weary, hot look of Summer,
but to-day the nHinber of eoiipes, and
occasionally n fmir-ln-lmnil drn, iitdi
cale that the crowd of Rummer loungers
is retiirnintr, and fashlonnhlo women,
milliners ami I lt-keepers hegiu to
look livelv. Tlie Ittst Autumn leal that
falls is the slgmil for this renewal of
life. There have been more people trav
eling Ibis Summer 1 limn during any
season since '73, and the hotel-keepers
aud theatre mannce.. wltose nidnioue
are tbe ImninietcrK'pfMlleYity, all
agree Unit a good time isconiinc. There
will he more marrying this Kail limn
there has been since '00, and tlio thou
sands of iiewly-nmile tuothers-In-Iaw
will congratulate themselves that they I
are riding up on the Hood of the fail
makiug tide of priMjierity. T his In phe
nomenal, for the nverace bachelor of
Gotham is beoomltig every year less und
less a iiiarrviitc man. lie can live
alone happily, ami there are clubs and
other (Mtcliil evils Unit militate against
the old-time spirit "f domestic hnppl
ness. While all other business has Itecn
at a staml-still, thu hotels have been
thriving briskly, particularly the down
town ones. In't week the Atnr IIoue
was hi crowdeil Unit heds had to be
made up in the balls and pavilion. The
Astor of old-time fame nnd iiiflguifl-
i eence Is sadly altered. One side of It
has been given over to otllees, and the
other liulf is kept as the hotel, hut both
are ills.ll net. Onu con enter nti Vesey
street or on the Ilroadwny side without
interfering at all. It fettll retains some
of its pristine elegance. You may break
aud divide the hotel if you will, hut a
,,B of 01,1 e'ory will hang round it still.
the Astor will always have for it
irnests a nluss of I nmnff! wlin nut. tin
Ulere R, lUe hnM thfy ,,RVe hHl,, n(
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or less ireiiueiiltsi ny tMHiticmus.
Hie Hattery ami Castle Garden were,
then It whs the liiiHling-place of immi
grants, ami f can imagine how desolate
many poor souls have felt when arriv
ing here In n strange-country, aud sit
ting down on their "ehlsl," they looked
around with wfcafnl' eyes on the land
they had eome to. lloivKng Green was
.i... .... i jfow. it Is ll,lr.!.rl,.
tsnrantl Soon up 'through all Ilroad-
way, one landmark after the other has
resl country tavern where the stages
running lo tlidl(Iereut ferries changed
horses, aud was considered on the out
skirts of town. On IVenty-second
'"'t. near Ilroadway, was a collage iu
(Sol hip style, with graveled walks ond a
handsome foil ills, in in front. Philip
Kearney, Hie father of General Philip
Kearney, lived there, and as the tide of
progress moved upward, he was Induced
to sell the land, and the first block nf
hr"w" lrtone "'lusea was ereeted thereon
' the purchasers' agent.
The quarrel Itetween Cyrus V. Field
and Samuel J. Tllden excites amnse-
. , , ,,,,,, t
on,y a,'J the JItmld Me,i 88 -
ilrely lo make a sensation df il as" t tint
restless sheet did of the Jews and the
yellow fever, a forcible' couiulnntioii,
but no one wants lo have them flung
in his eyes and ears every morning.
The elevated railway was grand In Its
Inception ami throughout Its manage
ment. There is tirnre right good faith
or square dealing Involved iu the con
troversy itetween Mr. Field and Mr.
Tilden than If the Manhattan Ruuk
robbers were In uicuse each other nf bad
faith and rascality.
The theatres are rapidly getting on
their varnish and gilding for tlie coming
campaign. Rooctcaiilt is putting on
paint, enamel, gold leaf and damask.
It Is his misfortune that he cannot do
things possibly lu u neat way. There
Is nothing simple, frank or manly about
him, and his labors, whotlier expended
On stage curtains, gilt proscenium boxes
or a gaudy auditorium, must show the
result. Wallack has renovated through
out, I don't menu Dsn John Lester, but
his theatre. Stage, auditorium, en
trance aud ou table walls have emerged
from the hands of the painters aud car-
wuters like ti; butterfly from the grub.
n very InUrast. ngand
attractive about tins nispiric lueaire 10
old New Yorkeia. T again quote my
friend, Dr Holme: .
-Tiisy Iot tlie msnwHhpf b pl,
I u pressed rel fragrant flowers, ,
The moss tbat clothes Hi broken walls,
The ivy on Its towers.'
During the cyclone, a Waterville lady J individual political DlSAmuTiKs.
was considerably Injured by a Hying In considering this petition, let every
board, wliereutain her little daughter I woman remember that, besides tlie
Indignantly exclaimed: "Now, God, I wholesale amnesty oriS72. Coiigresshas
you have killed mother, stop!" removed, since the war, Die legal and
, , j political disabilities of 4,926 men, most
All the theology In llie world has 1 of whom had taketi part lu the late Re
never succeeded in answering the child's l hellion, while Ibe individual petitions
Oueatlnu, "Why doeau't God kill the I for relief from political disabilities of
evil?" '300 Intelligent and patriotic women,
! Anneal to Women Oitiieiis of the United
Ily the unwearied efforts of a few ear
nest women, w-h already number thirty
years of agitation on the question of
woman's enfranchisement, and foiiiteeu
years of persistent petitioning Congress
for National protection against the
, tyranny of ssiat action. While our d
mauds have not yet achieved political
equality, mey nave secured larger op.
IMirtiinltles for woman in eilucaltu. iu
duslry, art, science, literature him! tlie
professions; more humane legislation
lu regard to her social aud civil rights,
as wire, mother, wlilow; ami an iucress
iug respect for the right tbat includes
all others Hie right to vole.
Tlie 40 000 votes for Woman SiiUrage
in Michigan; the 9,070 in Kansas; the
6,666 In Cidorailo; the large minority
votes in many of the Slate .Legislatures
in fnvnr of submitting tlie iiuestiitu
tlie SA.403 iu Miumsola iu favor of
won nn's voting on temperance; ll
rlrht to vote on the schools already
granted, and women actually voting
tboreon in lvausas, Michigan, .Mlime
soi. Colorado, California, Oregon, New
Hxinitsu're ami Massachusetts ; tbe
Minnesota Legislature at its last session
passing a resolution urging Congre-s to
s'thmit a Sixteenth Amendment for
Woman Suffrage; and tbe enfranchise
ment of women lu Wyoming and Utal
all these facts show that tlie best
clasees of men are In favor of equal
rights for women, while the ignorant
aud especially the vicious, are bitter op
The discusaion In Congress on the bill
to admit woman to practice lu the Su
preme Court of the United States, and
its iiasaage iu both Houses hv over
whelming majorities, lead naturally to
me conciu-ioo mat, It a woiiisb tuay
pieau a case litvoivtug tmmitlHut inter
ests between man und man before the
highest judicial tribunal, it Is absurd to
iteny her the right to vote on iheclnsini:
of n dram-shop or the opening of a town
The large ti miller of petitions and ap
peals from women for enfranchisement
during the Forty-Fifth Congress sneak
tor tiismseives on the pages of the Coh-
rauionat Record, and so, too, do the
majority ami minority lettnrts of "the
benale Committee on Privileges and
lSleellniis, ' anil In coming years the
six senators who voteu against ixilltical
ireeuom lor women will look up in their
uuiioii Willi regist, while tlnne who
recognized in our demands the constitu
tional rights of a United States' citizen,
though represented in a woman's form,
will congratulate themselves that, in
inaiiiluii.lng liberty for her. thev
streuglheneil the hoi.ds of Union for all.
The Forty-Sixth Congress contains nil
unusually large proHirtiiiu of new rep
resentatives, iresli Irum the people,
ready fur the discussion of uew issues,
who have already manifested :i hist
spirit in the consideration of the re-
ttealetl appeals of women citizens.
On Tuesday, April 29th, the following
resolution was submitted lo tha"Coiu-.
mltlec on Rules" in tlie House: Re-
tolretl. That a select committee of nine
members he apiminted by the Speaker,
to lie called "The Committee on the
Rights of Women Citizens," whoee
duty It sb.ill le to consider and reitort
all peti'ious, memorials, resolutions and
til lls relating lo the rights of women.
Admitting the justice of u full jinil
loir consideration of u question itivolv
ing every right and privilege of one-lmlfj
the population of the cotintrv. it matur
ity of tills most iuiMirtant eouimlltee,
Alex. II. S4etlieus nf On , James A.
Gai field of Ohio, Win P. Frye of He.,
declared themselves in favor of the ap
pointment of said committee, and
Speaker Itindall. Chairman, ordered it
retorted to thejhiuse, where it Is now
bending. A similar resolution will he
' iiitrialuced ill tile Senate at tlie opening
ot tne regular session in December.
This proMMillou marks an era in our
civilization. It Is the first time in our
c Xierieore as a nation that il has been
proposed to apsditt a standing commit
tee to look afler the special rights of
woman. Ami yet the record of Congress
for a century is a history of national
legislation ou the rights of man.
Political parties have each iu turn de
manded national protection for the
measures they deemed sacred. The
Missouri Compromise ol 1S20, its repeal
iu 1S51. tlie Fugitive Slave Act of 1S50,
and all the national legislation In pre
serve slavery, were so many successive
steps toward a union, protecting the
right of property in mau, aud empower
ing the master to hold and recover that
property everywhere under the national
Since the war the spirit of national
legislation bas been reversed. The
Thirteenth Amendment of lstio abolish
ing slaver), the Fourteenth of ISR7 de
fining eiMzen, the Fiflleenlh of 1S70 se
curing United Stales citizens' iu their
right to vote, are all milestones ou the
way to mark the triumph of a true na
tionality, protecting the rights of man
as man and citizen. This conflict of the
century has educaled our whole people I
iuto clearer ideas of individual rights
From il.e very birth of our nation,
gifted women like Abigail Adams aud
Lucretia Molt, Inspired by our grand
principles uf government, have asked
that the rights of women, us citizen, of
a republic, should lie secured.
Our unsuccessful ellorts for enfran-cbisenn-nt
through the vote of tbe peo
ple lit the several Stales, and the speedy
triumph of the African race iu achiev
ing Mt!itical equality by constitutional
amendments, have educated us Into the
broader demand for nation. I protection.
Kver since the war, ours bus tteeii the
only Woman Sufliage organization, aud
we the only class of citizens, who have
steadily maintained the doctrine of na
tional supremacy iu the protection of
"FJqual Rights f.r All," while both of
the political parties, ami even the Su
preme Court of the United Slates, have
played fast and loose with this funda
mental prineipte uf a republican gov
erumunt, declaring tlml only male citi
zens of African descent are protected lu
the right to vote by the Constitution
Hence we demand au additionnl amend
ment tbat shall specifically declare
woman's right to vote iu every State
and Territory of the . L'niou, all Slate
Constitutions (ir statute laws to the con
! never convicted of crime. lum)ered In
t- i . nt.. i .
1 com in i iter. vve now a progress
in pxieim in us ine name iimiecunii
granted to other classes, as the Consti
tution declares Its people to he i-itizens.
first of the United States, and serum! of
the State wherein they reside.
I he question may arise in Mime
minds, "If tlie enfranchisement of
woman should in justice be settled by
national legislation, why petition the
.slate legislature 7" For this reaon:
when a resolution iu favor of a measure
passes a Statu Legislature, the Seuators
and Representatives of that State in
Congress are thereby instructed as to
their votes on that particular measure
when il comes up for action, ml, on
the other hand, the people of a State are
roused to thought on questions under
debate in their own Legislatures.
Again, the only way a disfranchised
class can bring their wrongs before their
rulers is through petttinus; and Inse
cure these, agitation and discussiou are
necessary to attract popular considera
tion. Hence we ask you to circulate tlie
Slate, as well as the national petitions,
iu overy school district.
If we had the power to galvanize all
women into as much zeal for their own
freedom and development us they now
manifest in fairs, temperance associa
tions, foreign missions, church build
ing, decoration and donation parties,
our cause woum speeuny triumph.
Women are not Idle, but many spend
their best forces iu dress, dinners, fancy
work ami social conversation, and In
the froth of literature, politics and re
ligion, without eversounding tbe depths
of those principles on which society
rests. Tlie wrangling of parties and
sects may uot concern woman; but the
vital lacts of government, the limits of
state ami church authority, should lie
considered willilu the sphere of her in
terests and comprehension. lustead of
clubs of Greek art, heathen mythology,
and microscopic Investigations. Woman
Sullrage associations should be formed
lu every town, county and State in the
naliou. a sense of Individual freedom.
the lilterty to think aud act within tlio
same limits prescribed to those in au
inoriiy, complete equality with those
around us, give the strongest imiuilses
in me neveiopuieiil ot a noble churaO'
ier. neii we remember that our
present demand for national legislation
on woman's tolitical status involves the
same principle that has kept up a con
tinual conflict In this nation fur a cen
tury, tlio highest motives of natriotism
should add zeal lo our ellorts for self-
protectiou. If every woman, however
ntimi.ie, would hear In mind that itiius
tlce to Iter is inju-tice to all: that to ac
quiesce iu tbe sacrifice of one individual
right Is a step ton aril tbe downfall of
me republic, a new sense of nersonal
dignity and responsibility would inspire
:ui wiiu greater earnestness In advouut-
ng their own enfranchisement.
Uu behalf of tbe National Woman
JCi.rzABETir Caiv Stanton,
One of the saddest fates known to
humanity Is that common one belong
ing In the unwelcome child. '
Furred into this world by no Vidition
or inclination of its own; au alien, its
coming heralded by no rung of joy or
ptn nf glailnes-; itself the unwished for
result of selfish gr.ttillcatfnii of Others,
woo wisiitsi ti dead ten thousand limes
before it saw the light what capital
has sueli n 'being to commence the
business nf living?
P.Mir, unfortunate, unwelcome chil
dren I How many sueli tbeie are seen
everywhere, lu ull -latinos of life whose
hopeless eyes and shadow-haunted faces
are a perpetual reproach and reminder
of the sin aud crime of those who boldly
and recklessly dared to push them ujkih
the sen of life.
Much of the criminality so shocking
to humanity may lie directly traeeable
In the strife, theselfbjbiless, autagoiiisui.
which produce that moat mournful ami
sorrowful stectacle, au unwelcome,
Pitiful in the extreme is its condition
as it struggle ou through life, like the
spectre of murdered love, pallid, solitaiy
and sad, the blighted emblem of unhal
lowed relation; or, as Willi uplifted arm
against its fellows, it drifts quickly into
crime, society brands it guilty and
hastens it into the criminal's dunconn,
while its more guilty authors escape
the penalty of I heir own absolute viola
tion nf natural law, in the origin of the
child, lint man-made laws take their
course, punishing the ellect, while the
alum is never mice thought of.
lu what contrast is the joyous, light
hearted, loving child, tlie ollspring of
fond iiilection, welcomed with sweetest
love and impatient longing!
What atleetlou does the welcome
chlhl display! How bright nnd angelic
in its every movement! What u bless
ing to Itself and lo humanity! O, when
n'lll men and women see to it that right
couuiii'ins govern the advent of ohil
dreu into this life, the life that is pressed
lun vtinugti ot morns ami sadness with
out being set upon the brow hy selfish,
careless and unthinking parents.
J plead with all the powers I possess
that all muy huve a correct understand
ing of the duties, obligations and re
sponsibilities nf wedded life; for truer,
nobler, grander conceptions of the
saoredness uf the maternal and paternal
relation, that mreutags may receive
lite consideration it demands; that
humanity may no longer send that
curse that living, breathing unfortu
nate iuto life an unwelcome child.
Siukih Jf. ll'irou.
A Fosa without ax FI Tlie letter
"e" is used more than any other letter
iu the ISnglish alphabet. Kaeh of the
following verses en n tains evry letter of
the alphabet except e:
A Jovial swain should not complain
im any buxom lair.
Who mocks his iiahuaqd Ulak U gain
To qnU hia awkward alb
(lulxnttc hoy wfae look far Joys
UulxoUc hazards run:
A fa annoys with trivial toys,
lfwtsliit man atr fen.
A Jovial swain may raek his bialn.
Awl tar liM tuiwys might;
Toquic i,vata,r'aa most nMtn
Tnat what I say ( right.
If you know a man who Is willing to
kiss your hoots because ynu are rich, yon
uity he Bure that there is some one
whom he compels tin kiss his boots in
return. He who will cringe before one
who is bigger than himself will play
the tyrant over one smaller than himself.
This department of tbe Niw XoaTMWKrr Is
lobedrioied to the household, lawn and gar
den. Correspondents having new aasT tried
els furanr departawsj! of .loin title oecn
patiou will coaler a public farm- byeoalrlbn
lugio tbis column.
Roiled fowl with sauce, over which
grate the yolk of eces. Is
dish for luncheon.
Iu making auv sauce, mil Mm knii
snd Hour iu together, and your sauce
win never ue lumpy.
Whenever you seeyoursanee boll from
Ilia sides of the pan, you may know your
float; or corn starch is done.
You must never attemrtt to boil th
dressing of a clear soup in the stock, for
it will always discolor the soup:
To make macaroni tender, tuit it In
cold wafer tfhd-brlftg" It w:u boll. It will
theu be much mora tender than If nut
Into hot wa;er or stewed in milk.
Keroseue will .make tiu kettles as
bright as new. Saturate a woolen rair
and rub with it. It will also remove
stains from clean varnished furniture.
Pastk kok Cleaning Metals. One
part oxalic acid and six of rotlou stone ;
mix with equal rtaits of whale-oil and
spirits of turtentiue to a paste.
-Action. Never use for culinary
purposes au earthen dish after the glaz-
K is worn irom me inside. The next
eoaliiig is litharge of lead. I can point
to one Instance of lead-poUnnlng for life
resulting from ignorance of thb danger.
J. D. M., San Jose.
Canning F'rcit T have canned fruit
for years by touring the liquid hot from
the stove into the sl-i's can, first taking
the precaution to put iu a Spoon. Tims
the much dreaded fruit caoning is made
easier. Try it, Itut uever forget the
spoon. J". D. .V, San Jote.
Potatoes a r..v DrcirRsstr Tk
five middle-sized potatoes, cold' hoi led,
grate, aud mix witli them five dessert
spoo.ifuls of flour, adding to the mixture
two well-beaten eggs aud a gill of milk;
mix thoroughly and drop into hot fat
aud fry a light brown. A very nice dish
To Makx Good Slaw. Chon votir
cabbage very fine und pour over it the
ronowiug mixture, stirring on the stove
until It Just conies to a boll : One eeir.
one teaspoon of pepper and salt mixed
and the same nf sugar, Ifour, butter and
ground mustard, one-half pint of good
vinegar miiu a teacup oi cream.
Rot-LARDS Take beef steak, cut it
in pieces about the size of your hand,
lay on that a thin slice nf Its eon, sprin
kle over that salt and neitner. theu roll
up and tie loosely with thread; fry in
lard or butler, turning them so as to he
brown all over, then sprinkle bread
crumbs over them, add a little water,
cover your spider, set it on the back of
the stove, aud let it simmer about au
I jutattox Rabbit Take enual rtarts
of veal and beef steak, ami half as uiuch
tean pork, chop all together raw, tfeeu
mid bread crumb-, au egg or two, ae
eonliug lo quantity, sH awl pepper;
make Into a loaf, lay tfttle ideees of ba
con ou it, add butter ami sumo water,
and hake in the oven; about a bn if-Hour
before rein iving siuriukla broad crumb
over!: ; them brwn; when remov
ing. 'hl a Httfe eream or mhk-Irt'the
gravy. .-. t. . .
A OWld Wife.
Lt -ek one of the Ully papers an-
itouisnsl ill marriage of a girt thirteen
year-of ate. Ahoy could not lie mar
ried at lltul age without eliciting sj m-
imliiy ami comment ; llierelnre we shall
make a defense for the victimized oirl
child. As it implicates the highest
authority in tbe most atrocious crime
that a civilized society could, hy com
mitting, prove Its own barbarism, our
censure shall be equally deep ami
strong, lf marriage and moitrerhood
were not a national ueeessity, there
might bs s-ni e palliative ctrcuuistauce?-:
hut, since they are, how shall we name
the crime that would destroy both ?
I'tie law -should lie the crystallised
essence of wiwlom a sure index to lead
the people aright yet in its instatieo
it has proven its own imbecility beyond
the tossibility of a doubt; proven tbat
it is as reckless, uninformed, ignorant,
us the most thoughtless: eittbl lu the
lowest slums of our great city. If it
were possible for all the girls nf the
United Slates to be married at thirteen
years ol age, lor the next hundred
years, there would tint be a pigmy with
sulhVieul intellect to tell the tale of the
nation's decay. The minister who
would step down from lib) sacred oatHug
to saiieiioii the mockery of such a.
marriage contract, should, lfy.all thw
holy ties that hiud humanity, have ii
sudden awakening lo tbe sense of the
sacritlce he is making. If we could, we
would, together with the M. D.'s who
have sunl along tlie past ages that
women mature soouer thau men, burn
them at the slake as a man burns bis
lust year's stubble, that be may have
u clean field for a new erop. We should
quiet our nerves by remembering how
calmly these human vampires have
aided the sure sacrifice of throngs of
'Unsuspecting young girls, of twelve and
fifteen years of age; and from nut the
burning ashes we should be quite sure
that no little inits would spring toourse
the earth with incapacitated immatur
ity. Yes, we would gladly light the
toreh tbat would send the lurid
flames to high Heaven, and by the
broad glare write iu tlie hearts of au
aroused people, Marriage and Mother
hood shall he retpeded.Medteo lAter
The Wisconsin Paper Plant a
curious plant bus been discovered iu
Wisconsin, which produces a kind of
cotton and (lax front the same stalk. It
has already liven woven! Into 'fabrics,
and as any article that will make as
good sloth as .can be made Irom this
plant will make good paper, It bas been
called the paper plant. Ilcaii be limited
lu the spring, ami cut in the fall and
winter." It bleaches itself white as it
inlands, ami will yield at least three or
lour tons to the acre. From a single
root that was transplated last spring
grew twenty large stalks, with 306 pods
(containing the cotton), with at least
sixty seeds in each. From this root
were obtained seven ouuees of pure eot
tou and over half a pound of flax. , It Is
a very lieavy plant, and grows from six
to seven feet high. Jppteton iwt
Railways arearfstooratlc They teach
every man to know his own station and
to stop there.