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.MARCH 27, 1S74.
THE TEMPEBANOE OBUSADE. The woman's temperance movement still continues to be a subject of com ment for moralists, editors and others who note and chronicle the events of the day. The opinions and prognostica tions concerning the present import ance and future effects of this enthusi astic and seemingly successful demon stration are numerous and varied. Although future events may not give weight to these opinions, nor verify these predictions of the nation's phi losophers and seers, they yet show con clusively the deep interest that has been awakened by the rise and progress of the crusade. All things, however noble and of good respect, that are the offspring of impulse and nurtured in enthusiasm are more than likely to have a brillant career and a short one. The past is thick strewn with the records of the3e"hopes,abortlve victories half blown, and citadels begun reduced to dust." And as it is given to mortals to read the future only by the light of tile past, it would seem that those who foretold the speedy return of the rum .seller to bis avocation so soon as the present pressure Is removed, have some just jrrounds as for their conclusions. Of one thine we are assured, that woman, armed with tho ballot, would do more in the space of a few years to place the temperance reform upon a solid and enduring basis, than all the temperance societies, conventions, reso lutions and crusades that can be formed and carried forward will be able to ac complish in half a century. So when this prayerful host, whose name is legion, are permitted to cast their voles against this monster mon arch, intemperance, then will Ills throne totter to ills fall, and lamen tation give place to joyful notes of thanksgiving upon the lips of thousands of the erewhilo victims or the rum fiend. "TELL US ALL ABOUT A SEA VOYAGE." Just before leaving Portland for our present sojourn in San Fraucisco, a Sa lem (Oregon) friend forwarded us the following note: Dear Mas. Duniwat : Won't you, for the benefit of thousand of your readers who have nevr taken an ocean trip, anil never expect to t:dte one, be considerate and kind enough to give us all Hie particulars of your forthcoming imrn-y? I'll venture to afllrm that two-thirds of your renders never have Keen, and ut least half of them never will see, an ocean steamer o, no mailer how commonplace the theme may tocm to you, who often take thee jour , (.lease give us all the details and obllse, Yonr as ever, M.J. It. A it is our business to serve our pat rons the exacting and often capricious public, to the best, of our humble ability, we shall endeavor to give tho desired information, only asking of those who nre familiar with tho subject under this head, to read carefully what we shall say, and if we do tint tell the truth as they experienced it, to correct us in these columns. TheAjax is like, and yet unlike, all other ocean steAiners on the Northwest coast It Is long, narrow, unwieldy and staunch-looking, cramped In its state rooms, capacious in its decks and dining saloon, villainous in its odors, stifling in the confinement of Us atmosphere, narrow in iU bunks, hard in its beds and pillows, musty in its sheets and towels, mysterious In its cookery affa ble in lis servants, jolly in its captain, gentlemanly in Its purser, greasy and busy-idle in its crew, mixed in its pas sengers, uueasy in its movements, creaky in Its timbers, and freezing cold in its cabin There is more of the "shoddy" ele ment visible on board of an ocean steamer than anywhere else outside of (ioverntnent barracks. Here cheap army officials, In imaginary titles, or their wives, daughters and relicts, put on aire of pigmy superiority, which causes everybody who is republican enough to stand upon his r her own merits to look with a quiet and pitying disdain upon mock dignity and would-be aristocracy. These "dignitaries" have no eye for anybody who is not "captain' or "cunnel." But wc beg pardon for having noticed them. Our obligation to note down everything as it occurs is our only apology, and these people are always going down iuto tho sea in ships. There are also to be found on every voyage that we have yet made hiirli-tuned, dignified ceutlemen of worth, title and culture, who take great nleasure in giving you the benefit of their superior experience in journeying, and in every other proper way allcviat ing the little annoyances of travel and its accompanying curse, the omnipres ent and inevitable sea-sickness. After purchasing your tickets, taking care to secure state-rooms as nearly as possible in the center of the vessel which we failed in doing -this time, and our percii was, therefore, at an angle of forty-five degrees from the mizzeumast whatever that is you send your trunks down the hatchway, nut vour checks n your pocket, and, with bosket or bundle in hand, proceed to ensconce yourself in your narrow domicil, happy indeed if not more than two of you are to have .marten in a state-room seven by five feet in iu dimensions, including bunks wash-stand, chair, band-boxes" baskets and bundles. The first day on the river is decidedly pleasant Everybody, uot forgetting the omnipresent Israelite, the most mi gratory of human beings, Js ready for ureaKiast, mncu aim uinner. These meals consist of every Imaginable and unimaginable style of cookery, ancient and modern. It is beyond o describe the bill of fare further than to say we did It justice. The scenery on the Columbia betweeu Portland and Astoiia is for the most FRIDAY... part dull and monotonous. The river is i broad, muddy and, iu many, places, j sluggish, and the dense timber, in its unsuy greenness, vies witu tue gray bluffs of basalt that sometimes stand in collonnades, keeping guard over patches of fire-denuded mountain land, that loom, all desolate and ghastly, against the sombre sky in the background. The scenery grows gradually more beautiful as you near Astoria, and by the time you reach this quaint little old town and find your vessel moored for a few moments along the dock, you are lost in amazement at the broad expanse ! of land-and-water-scape that rolls on and away, through the dim and misty distance, giving you a painful sense of your own personal littleness. The bells ring, the seamen chant "0, heaveo's," tho captain shouts his orders and his men respond "aye, aye," whllo your vessel creaks and groans and grum bles as she moves her ponderous wheels, and with a very perceptiblo rolling of her unwieldy sides, you start steaming down the bay and out toward the dis tant breakers, aud as they lash the gray horizon in their fury, and then collapse In Impotence upon the sands and drift wood, but to gather fresh courage and renew tho endless combat, you feel that they arc things or lire, and sympathize with thorn in their ineffectual battle withdestiny. Ineffectually, did we say? Walt long enough, O, man immortal, and tho last vestige of these opposing rocks and sandi, over which the break ers dash so ceaselessly, will have yielded to the wear of ages and retired to oblivion's shades for evermore. After leaving Astoria you pass rap idly out toward tho breakers. Taking the advice of everbody, you go on deck aud stay there, fighting tho fato or sea sickness in store for you; and if you laugh at everybody else, knowing you arc getting pale about the moutii the while, yet strangely tempted to beliovc that you arc feeling "splendid." But its no use trying. You suddenly grow as limp as a frost-bitten tomato viue, and gladly accept the escort of some strong arm, while with your disengaged hand you clutch nervously at this and that to save you from a dangerous fall. The grandeur or the scenery falls upon you and you reach yourstate-room, sick enough to die. But you can't die, and everybody knows it, aud you get little sympathy. For two days you lie at the mercy of the stewardess, who some times sips your broth before she gives it to you, which doesn't whet your appetite, ana urges you to get up anu go on uecK, , wuicn you attempt ouiy to lau oacK i somc of Ule flliSOme adoration with limply upon your pillow as you give!whIpu tU(?se ministerial boys would vent to ejaculations in your reicuiugs which some imaginary mortil has lilt- , ened to crying out "New York" in tones I of dispair. ' UUllliesea grows smouuiur auu you grow caimer aim your uiqeiiiu uttumci . 1 t i voracious after a while, and you gather courage to go on deck and find that you enjoy the change Immensely. The remainder ot the voyage proves intensely interesting. ou are never out of sight of the distant coast, and sometimes sail very near it As you ap proach your journey's end the land scapes become marked by visions of Hrrhi.hniispa. fiiir-whlstlps. farm-houses 1 nn.l il.o Pallia nnon a thousand hill. Polnt Arena, Point Reys, the Faro- lonies.and other noted land marks smile upon you, aud after a while the Golden Gate, guarded by Nature's fortresses, opens to your vision, and soon the Gol den City looms before you with Oak land in the distance, and the busy crafts around all buffeting the winds and waves as though sporting with the ele ments in glee. Anhourlaterandyour vessel lies pant ing at the dock, and after encountering the usual rush of hotel runners, drays, omnibuses and what not, you enter a coach, and drive to your hotel, where your first thought is of home aud friends and what your loved ones are doing. . J. D. A DISOOVEEY. He of the Forest Grove Independent has been on a short pilgrimage info Yamhill comity, aud while thero lias made a discovery. He has learned that the women in tiiose regions round about "like the Grange;" that they actually enjoy a "good time" outside or the sa cred precincts or home. "We wonder whether this would-be prescriber or that mystical and indefinite something, a "woman's sphere," did not Inwardly censure these women Grangers for the absence from home duties, which the attendance upon these weekly political meetings must necessa rily involve? Or is it only the arduous task of depositing a ballot once in two years, that will cause the sacred fire upon the home altars to smoulder and expire through neglect? Brethren, is it not unreasonable, uot to say ridiculous, for you to laud the praiseworthy efforts of women in the various societies or which they nre hon ored and useful members? Encourage them to attcud temperance conventions and work in temperance crusades, and yet oppose their enfranchisement, oh theground that they cannot attend both to home aud public duties, and that an attempt to do so will result disastrously to the former? Let us assure you that when the op portunity Is given, America's earnest, loyal and energetic daughters will speedily prove to you "that this also they can aud will do, and not leave the other undone." THE DEM00EATI0 NOMINEES. The action of the Albany Convention in placing in nomination for Governor 41. . . .... . . '11. Sul,crnator'al "ucumoent, iSTJ iT D bUt TbeWomau Suffragists of tills State kuow full WeU the position the Gov- eruor occupies In regard to their Inter- anJ we shtt certainly do all Inl our power to make the coming contest a I warm one fof,hls Excellency.- r. . t . i . -i 1 1 The caudidatc for Congress, Mr. La, Dow, is a man'totally unknown to fame, anu even tue latntccnoesoi ms political achievements that have reached us since his nomination fail to Inform us as to whether he is a Woman Suffragist As he will have ample opportunity to do so, we trust he will speedily defiue his position upon this vital political issue, that tho hundreds of Suffragists in the State may know just where to find him. Wo will forbear to -judge thecaudl- date by his associates for the present, but give him time to speak for himself. Comment upon tho remaining candi dates is unnecessary. Unlike Mr. La Dow, they are unfortunately too well known, and should be consigned by the loyal voters of Oregon to political ob livion "YOUES TEULY" ON PBAYEB. Of course Your Truly believes in It Prayer Is the effective, intangible agent of tho Invisible world, by which God knits the hearts of humanity in one common impulse. It is the bond of unity between men and immortality, the mysterious emblem of our mystical destiny upon whoso Invisible wings the aspirations of the human heart ascend to the listening ear of the Highest It is not possible for the arm or might of man to annihilate It Just as long as the tired souls or men arc permitted to experience disappointment, just so long will men and women be driven at inter vals, whether they will or not, to take reruge at the feet of sovereign mercy and rely upon Omnipotence for consolation. This being a scientific fact, Yours Truly wondered much, tho other even ing, when she witnessed the effect of a bomb of truth thrown by Mrs.Dunlway among the conservative priesthood in the Presbyterian Church, who are seek ing to lead the women or Portland, or rather, send them, to do a work which they are too timid, or too incompetent, to do for themselves Brother Izer and Brother Medbury, pastors in charge of the Methodist and Baptist churches in this city, wero iu their glory. Ostensibly, they were holding a "woman's meeting," but really, they had no notion that the women should do anything except as i they should dictate. Dr. Atkinson, bo ing a much older man, and consequently not over-conccitcd about his porsonal holiness. Is not narticularlv fearful lest tj,e reat Omnipotent shall bo shorn of uauseate Him Aflcr nroti,ers Medburv and Izor lm.i iMicd and prayed anJ piaunciiyet j why they should talk and plan at all, If .,. ,. !r wnru ,,... aver, Yours Truly can't conjecture and, after Brother Atkinson had made some sensible, suggestlvo and eloquent remarks, Mrs. Dunlway aYose, and rac ing the large audience, modestly said: 'I- "Friends, I reel diffident about-taking up any or your time on this occasion, as l unow mat mere are many nere who wisu to speaii, wnom you are waning to . hear; but, as this is to be my last even- , J . .7 . ... - - - i i n1 wiiii vnii inr nmr i mr in pnmp i i none von win near wim ine lorainw' moments. Whllo I believe fully in the ngency of prayer, I feci that this work must be systematized ir we would make it profitable. Dr. Atkinson lias just told or two young men witli whom he Is acquainted, who are going the down ward road through the profits or the or the business of rum-selling. Xow, friends, the Government extorts, annu ally, an immense revenue from the peo ple through an embargo upon this traffic. Men are protected in this business as they are in no other, and this is why so many or them arc ready to engage In It But Jhe women are aroused, and now I want to see them work to some pur pose. When you go, my sisters, to move in battalllons against the hosts of Alcohol, if I were you, I would go first : J . , " Vi w fathers are in session and I would open .r r , VT r ; 1 7 ' oesecc. ...g u. j u. roun ... wnose Spirit is already moving in the hearts of tho people, to open the hearts of the law-makers of this municipality to the consideration or a work which they vutrl do, if wc would make this impression permanent. I would go, too, to the Governor's office and the Metropolitan police, aud sing and pray there. I would beseech the citadels of legislation and the entire remlfication or the Government with prayer. For, just so long as our laws remain as they are, It will not be possible to up root the intemperance evil." Mrs. Duuiway no sooner sat down than up rose Brother Izer. He was "afraid for any idea to be sprung upon the people that would take their attention from the glory of God. This was God's work, and was to be accomplished wholly by prayer." Yours Truly couldn't see, for the life of her, wherein Mrs. Duniway's advice would detract aught from the glory of God, but she thought she could detect wherein it might detract from the glory of Izer; and as this over-pious boy stood up there to rebuke, in his sleck niannered way, the only tangible modo of making the temperance work last ingly effective, Yours Truly prayed that he might as years and discretion are added to his present impracticable aud ideal zeal, learn that the God of the Universe is by no means the jealous God of the ministerial idea, but that lie is perfectly willing to recoguizellis hu man agents In all great, moral works. It is not possible for Brother Izer to add j to God's glory; neither is it possible for huninu "law" to detract from it I -wr t. .1 T -...1 r.11...... i. urm uew J l?"! SX ' Mrs. Duuiway does, they would soon grow more practical aud do far more good in the world than now. Brother Heroy Hood royally by the position Sirs nuntwav bad taken, and then after his noble snccch. one man ... with a very red tiosc, got frightened about "side Issues." but closed bisfre- marks with a very pertinent piece of ad vice to the ministers. Ho said that they should stand aside aud let the women lend in this work. Brother Izer thought so too, and then, by way of proving how much he agreed with him, occupied the floor, to the exclusion of the ladies, till Doxology and Benedic tion closed the scene. Yours Truly can't see anything con sistent in this constant clamorabout tho efficacy of prayer alone to accomplish tho temperance work. The very men who are loudest iu this demand, get up "side Issues" in the way of "resolu tions," and telegrams, and bell-tollings, and Yours Truly can see no objection to the plan But these tender-toed young preachers must learn at the feet of men's mothers tho lesson of HIghor Law before they aro capable of teaching Youns Tni'iA- OLAOZAMAS COUNTY E. E. 0. The following were received too late for publication In the last Issue. OitEciox Crrv, March 0, 1S74. The Clackamas County Equal Bights Club met at the Court Houso in tills city March 9th, pursuant to notice. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Sarah M. McCown, President pro tan. The Secretary pro (cm. called tho roll; when the following persons signed the Constitution and By-Laws: Mr. W. Carey Johnson, Miss Ella Bacon, Mr. II. S. Buck. The follow! ng members, having signed the Constitution and By-Laws, paid the initiation fee and became cutitled to full privileges in the Club: Mrs. S. M. McCown, Mrs. S. Augusta Chase, Mrs. Jennie Barlow, Mr. W. Carey Johnson, Mrs. Miranda S. Buck, Mr. H. S. Buck, Mr. Rodney Tompkins, Mr. J. M. Ba con, Miss Ella Bacon. The minutes of the previous meeting were read aud approved. Tiio President pro (cm. resigned the chair to Mrs. Miranda S. Buck in order to present tho report of the delegation to the Oregon Stale Woman Suflrage Association, which convened at Port land on the 13th of February. The Canvassing Committee reported as to the work done iu Oregon City for the Club. The Secretary pro (cm. read a letter of congratulation from Mrs. Frances Fuller Victor. Upon motion or W. Carey Johnson, tho meeting adjourned to Monday even ing, ICtli Inst J. DbVoke Joiixson, Secretary pro tern. C C. K. 11. C. OiiKfiox City, March If!, 1S74. Pursuant to adjournment, the Clacka- : mas County Equal Rights Club met at 1 the Court House in this city Monday evening, 16th ln.f Mrs. S. M. McCown, President j)r6 . called tho meelinp to nrtUr. The Secretary pro (cm. called tho roll j when Iho following persons signed the . Constitution and By-Laws: Miss Alice ifunsaker, Mr. James M. Moore, Mr. J, i r r .i r r. -r . i. i aariow, .ir. o. u. Aiemrum, aiiss Rosa Smith. Mr. X. Allison did the same subsequently. The above-mentioned persons, together with the following, paid the initiation fee aud became entitled to the full priv ileges of the Club: Mrs. Mary E.While, Miss Sarah J. Thacker, Mr. 3-1 L. Easl- ham, Miss Emma Harrington, Mr. John Wortman, .Miss trances Miller, Mrs. Mary A. Edmunds, Mr. J. P. Ward, Dr. J. W. Xorris, Miss Sarah Alhey, Miss Emma Chase. The Club then proceeded to the elec lion ol officers, which resulted as fol lows: Mrs. J. DcVoro Johnson, Presi dent; Mrs. S. M. McCown, first Vice President; Mr. E. L. Eastham, second Vice President; Mr. J. M. Bacon, Re cording Secretary; Mrs. Miranda Buck- Corresponding Secretary; Mr. H. S, Buck, Treasurer; Mr. John Wortman , rjbrarlan. Mis3 SaRlh AlI nrst As slslant Librarian; Miss Emma Chase, sccoml Asslstant librarian: Mrs.S.Au gusta Chase, Marshal; Miss Pet Miller and Miss Rosa Smith, LMiers; Miss Alice Huusakcr, Door-ICeepcr; Mr. Rodney Tompkins and Mr. W. T. Whit t Iock, Assistant Door-Keepers, The following were elected as Fur nishing Committee, to wit; Mrs. M. Ed rounds, Mrs. S. M. McCown, Miss Jen nie Barlow, Mr. E. L. Eastham, Mr. J, Ij. Barlow, Mrs. Miranda Buck, Mrs, Augusta Chase. .tviso, me lonowing committee on Publications and Library: Mr. W.Carey Joiinson, Mrs. S. M. McCown, Rev. Mr. M. Judy, Mr. John Wortman, Miss Jen nie Barlow Also, the following Committee on Or der of Business, to wit: Mr. II. S. Buck, -Mrs. Mrs. M. ICdmunds, Mr. 31 L. Eastham, Mrs. S. Augusta Chase, Miss Jennie Barlow Also, the following Committee on Fl nance: Mr. S. M. Bacon, Mr. H. Buck, Mr. W. Carey Johnson, Mr. J, Barlow, Rev. Mr. M. Judy, Miss Alice Hunsaker, Miss Rosa Smith On motion, the Furnishing Committee wero authorized to procuro a suitable hall. On motion, the Board or Directors were authorized to appoint the next meeting. The Furnishing Committee appointed Wednesday, the 16th lust, to meet On motion, adjourned. J. M. Bacon', Secretary. Mr. Urban E. Hicks has revived the Vancouver Jtcgistcr, and Is making of i a very excellent local paper. Tho Jlcg isler deserves a liberal patronage from the citizeus of Vancover aud vicinity. Success to Brother Hicks. Miss Frances Power Cobb is now regular preacher in tho Unitarian . - Chapel at Clerkeuwcll, London. "BOSS" GLASTONBUEY. fjoniu children, all, amh.1 will teach VOUalitlleDlav.whinli. iftvnti learn vour Jparismhd actthcm weUf'will. astonish JjyourJeUler brothersVnd sisters, and, peruaps, put some oi mem to suame. First, how many of you can spell tax ?" Ah! I am glad to see so many hands. Harry we will begin with you. YcrniyboyT-that "spells- tho kind" of 'tacks" we use in putting down carpets, but not the "tax" wo are talking about tins morning. . I mean the money that Jhe. lawcompelsmcn aud women to pay for schools, roads, prisons, asylums and a great many other things. Now who can spell it? That Is right, Emma. I am glad to see you know the meaning of words. Now, how many of you boys think it would be right to take away your little sisters' playthings or money, and use them or misuse tUem as you saw fit! xsot a hand -raised: This la very en couraging to your mothers and sisters! hope you will always stay as nice. They will have great reason to be proud of you If you do. Now tho "play" Is about a girl named Abby. You have all sung "Go tell Aunt Abby," have you not? No, little Mollie, I did not mean to ask you to sing It now, though we shrill bo very glad to hear It when we have done. But this Abby's name Is Abby Smith, and she Is very nice and smart and lives with her sister In Glastonbury, Connecticut Well, she has a great deal of money, and pays a creat many "taxes;" more than most of her brothers. But, someway, the boys seem to think that she does not know how would be tho best way to use It though she she Is a splendid scholar, and could pass examination in school better than most any of them ! And so they have just handed her money over to whoever they pleased, and they have used it, or misused it, exactly as they saw fit I do notbltime you,Tommyand Lilly for shaking your fists; but wait and sec what happened. One day, when all their brothers met to see how the town's money should be used, and to choose men to help them spend it, Abby and her sister thought they would' go too, and tell them kindly, that they did not liko to pay out any more money till thev know where it was going, and that they wanted to- help choose the men who wero to use it Well, they did go. And now, Charlie what would you havo told them, if you had been one of their Glastonbury broth era? Ah! that is well, my hoy; I admire your spirit very much, only it would be more proper to say "come ahead," than "go ahead," for you know she did not ask nor wish to go ahead of her brothers, but only to come ahead far enough so as to have an equal chance In the race, as it were-. Now do any of you think she ,did wrong to ask so much? Not one ! That is a great honor to you, my dears. But her brothers, though they did not fly into a passion and strike her, nor call her bad name-, that I know or, they did something c!e justasbad. They went nnd took away seven of her beautiful pet cows ! No wonder you groan, children; I had rather hear that groan than the sweetest tunes you sing; and that is saying a great deal, for I love to listen to your little songs. But now that you will see what It all means 1 will read you the "play." You have all heard the words; but they now have a new meaning, which will be an added charm. Boys, you must not feel badly about taking such naughty partsfor we nil know that you will be only "aeting," and not showing out your real natures. Be sure, all of you, nnd remember the directions which are given with the piece, when you come to act it, and hold up your aprons or ban ners so that every lrndy can see the words. Now here is tiie play. It is named " llOSS" OtASTONBURY, ( ll'JU r3t ' Iu- tit ihg Mar wsrrfr tht ealD A I'UV FOIl CHILDREN. ScKsr. In the lxirkgrmind.nn the wall, neit to (hp celling, U lo be printed with evergreen!', CXITEI STATES OK AMERICA ! At one side of the stage stands a large house (or picture of a house), with 'fPub lic Treasury" printed on the door. The door must be open, and in the house is seen a large table piled with money bags and purses. Over these mnst bepriutcd "People's money," (people's meaning women as well as men.) CUAItACTEItS. 1.- Hat. (To be represented by a small boy, wearing a black apron, on which is printed iu red letters formed with bits of rope, liandcufls, etc., something as you've seen "rustic" letters made: "Law giving men, alone, the tisoorthe money.") t!. C.if. (.Reproseuted by a little girl carrying a white bauner, on which is printed, in gilt letters: "Women who rebel against tho 'Rat' law.") 3. JMg.iUay with red apron, priuted on which, iu black letters formed of chains, whips, etc, etc, aro these words: "Laws and officials that throw women into prison and take their prop erty away from them because they rebel against the 'Rat' law.") 4. Cow irilh the crumpled horn. (Rep resented by seven cows or pictures of cows.) , . 5. Maiden. (Two sisters dressed, one in blue to indicate Truth, one in white lo represent 3'urity, aud both with swords to represent Justice. They carry a white bauner with these words in red: "Peaceably if we can; forcibly If we must") C. Pri&st. (A larger boy thau is used to represent Rat and Dog, aud he must carry iu one hand a large, white banner, on which is written in letters of gold: "Nqw laws, which shall be 'shaven of injustice,' aud 'shorn of'brutality;' " and In the other hand a pair of scales to rep resent equal justice.) . with waud.) t Cior.-(To bechanteilibcrore curtain rises:) f - . ' F "The maldenj sisters, all ronorn, g iravefalscdcow with an Alderney horn, That ahall tSa the do; thatyrories the cat ThaTcanghf therat that" atfftho malt That lay In the bouse that Jackbullt." Curtain rises. Enter Mother Goose with wand, the other characters stand ing In a row. Mother Q. (Pointing to l'uunc lreas- if. i nrvi. "That Is the house mat, jaui. built" fPointing at money), "and'this is the malt that Iay-inthehouse-thnt Jack built." Mat. (Stepping forward and flapping apron), "This is the Rat that ale tne malt that lay in the house that Jack built" Cat. (Steps forward waving banner), "This Is the Cat that caught the Rat that ate tho malt that lay in Hie house that Jock built" Bog. (Stepping forward, flapping apron), "This is the Dog that worried the Cat that caught the Rat that ate the malt that lay In the house that Jack built." Mother Goote. (Pointing at Aldcrny cows, or picture of cows), "There is the Cow with the Alderney horn that will toss tho Dog that worried the Cat that caught the Rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built." Maiden. (Sisters step forward, wav- swords and banner), "Here Is the Mafd- en, all forlorn, who raised the Cow with the Alderny horn, that will toss the Do; that worries the Cat that caught the Rat that ale the malt that lay in the house that Jack built." J'ricsl. (Stepping forward holding out scales aud waving banner), "This is the I'riest, all shaven and shorn, who married the Maiden all forlorn who raised the Cow with an Alderny horn that will toss the Dog that wortles the Cat that caught the Rat that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built" Chorus. (Chanted), "The maiden sis ters, all mrlorn, have lost their Cow with tho Alderney horn that will toss the Dog that worries the Cat that caught the Rat that ate the malt that lay In the house that Jack built." Mother Goose. (Stepping forward with a low bow to the audience), "Bo hold, Oh ye people! And be exceeding glad at the fulfillment of this grim 'Mother Goose'prophecy. As for the Rat he already begins to feel himself upon the 'Iiorn of the dilemma,' so to speak uot knowing when his time may come. Now, tho Cat Is freed from her tor menter, he being so tossed up, 'over the moon' as it were, and the poor Cat has been brought back to health and strength by the 'milk of human kiuduess' pro vided by the reinfociug benefactor !" (Curtain drops.) CI.AREXCK VKUXOX. Tlie Servant-Girl Problem. HOW IX) C ISA M. ALCOTTSOI.VES IT. As one successful fact is worth columus of speculation, allow me to relate an ex periment which T have lately tried with such happy results that otherdespairing "missisess" have gone and done like wise, last spring, it became my turn to keep house for n very mixed family of old and young, with very different tastes, tempers and pursuits. For sev eral years Irish incapablcs have reigned in our kitchen, and general discomfort lias pervaded the house. The girl then serving had been with us a year, and was an unusually intelligent person, but the faults of her race seemed to be un conquerable, and tho winter had been a most tryiug one all around. My first edict was, "Biddy must go." "You won't get any one else, mum, so early in the season," said Biddy, with much satisfaction at my approaching I downfall. "Then I'll do the work my-1 uelf, so you can pack up," was mv un daunted reply. Biddy departed, sure or au early recall, and Tor a month I did do the work myself, looking about mean time for help. "No Irish need apply," was my answer to the half-dozen girls who, spiteof Biddy's prophecy, did come to take the place. I tried a fat Scotch woman, but as she could not go down cellar, upset the gravity of the children when she waited at table, and thought our abode "the countriest place she ever saw," she lumbered away after a short stay. Another bout at general house work satisfied me that one person could easily do it if she was not also expected to entertain muclt company, and run errands, write several dozen letters a week, and do the family sowing. "One other woman, to see to the food depart ments and leave me free after my morn ing work is done, is what I need. Now where shall I find her?" was my decision. Remembering a happy experience of other years, when we auswered the ad vertisement of a house-keeper aud got an excellent woman who did all the work for three dollars a week, I turned to the column of wants in the Transcript and found five advertisements of American women wishing places as house-keepers. I answered several, saw one young widow with a child, also a pert spinier, whoso first question was, "Is your lather a widower?" nnd several stout ladles who wished merely to order other ser vants about nnd were altogether too elegant for our simple family. Two re mained who seemed eligible, Miss Ame lia C. and Miss Annie S. Miss Amelia was too mucli dressed, and seemed rather afraid of work; so after a look at her I gave her up and went after Miss Annie. I round n delicate little woman or thirty, perhaps, neat, modest, cheerful and ladylike. She made no promises, but said, "I'll come and try;" so I en gaged her at three dollars a week, to take charge of the kitchen department She came, and with her coming peace fell upon our perturbed family a peace that lasted unbroken for four months, in spiteaof much company, dangerous ill ness in the house, nnd many unforseen Incidents. My littlo Miss S. was one of the family, for in tho beginning I said to her: "I want some one to work with me as my sisters used to do. There is no mistress or maid about it, and the favor is as much on yourside as mine. Work is a part of my religion nnd there is no degradation iu it, so you aro as much a lady to mc, cooking my dinner in the kitchen, as any friend who sits in the parlor. Eat with us, talk with us, work with us; aud when the dally tasks are done, rest with us, read our books, sit in our parlor, and enjoy all we can offer you in return for your faithful and intelligent services." Sho smiled, aud looked as if she caught a glimpse of hope aud comfort after much weary seeking for a homo as well as a place. I think sho found that I kept my word, and was a happy Utile, woman all summer. X Know that a "i. Mother Goose (Old great IoadMvas lifted ofmy shoulders, when-day after tlay-I found three nicely- ; cooked meals ready at the appointed hour, my kitchen always neat, witu no files imuncovered milk, no dish. towels under the stow, no silver in the sink, or the table looking as if set by a hurri cane. r She did the rnarketing also, and the monllliy Ullis suoncu a surprising difierence, for no spoilt messes went to the pigs, timely Qare kept things in or der, and cood judgment made economy a.pleasant possibility. w iien liiness caim.-, i uau uu inuuut farnnvHilncrbevond the sick room: all went below as regularly as if I were still there. If friends called, my neat house keeper could receive and reply to their inquiries, u loi i .-, me with some, tempting dish and begged mo take it, with a look of sympathy that made it sweet; and when I asked n.n family had trot on, I found that all had fared well, and no sense of neg lect or Waste aiiueu to U'i aiiAieiiea. Onlv one failing did I discouver in Miss S. ( I always gave nc a" me mine, and returned the respect she aid me as scrupuumj j- y.j :t. woo nnf vnrv stromr. for inuchwork tnr imr what It does for most American women in her case, and by lessening her iiealtn nau impaireu iier uscfrilness. Finding that tho washing was too hard for her, I got astout neigh bor to come in and do it. The good Irish woman sniffed at first at my "lady," as she called Miss S., but before tho summer was over the kind soul gave in and said heartily, "Sure, Miss, dear, it's a nice little crater she is and mighty hclplul to ye, lave alone her being a true lady. I'm wishingye'll get another as good when she goes." So did I, for alas, my little S. did go, because she only came for the summer and preferred the city in winter. Her lame, However, nau gonu auiuuu, im friend, hearing her praises sung, carrto to secure her as a comp-iniou for herolu mother. I could cordially recommend her to this easier place.for her experience as a teacher made her a good reader, her knowledge of neeuie-worK maue uur u good seamstress, aud the tlirirty House hold virtues of an intelligent New Eng land woman made her a comfort in any home she might enter, lieiore sue ieit, however, half a dozen of my neighbors, who, by the way, nan loreiom mo unci failure of my experiment, came to see, talk with, and try to tempt Miss S. to come and do for them what she had done for me. But she preferred the city and went, taking with her the respect, gratitude and regard of the whole family. Cheered by my first success, I tried again, and found no lack of excellent American women longing iur uuuu, and eager to except the rights, not priv ileges, which I ollereti inem. .every one whose advertisement I answered replied to me, and one person came to see me, so anxious was she to secure a place where she could "be treated like a lady, thougli she did work for her dally bread;" but a young daughter must be with her; and though I longed to take in the homeless souls, we needed but one, for I could not give up the work that is ray best medicine lor ootu mmu and body. Sol took Miss J., a pretty, soft-eyed woman, whoso modest dress and gentle manner won me at once. She was a farmer's daughter seeking to support herself, and had lived seven years in one place as helper, three years as house keener for a clercrvman, and for two years had the entire charge of a mother less little boy. All tnese experiences nau given her power and skill of different sorts, and the refinement of1 feeling which is so grateful in tnose we live with. Slie, too, had worked hard and overtaxed her strength; but was ready to do anything in return for kindness, respect and the protection of a home. We liked her even better than our S., and the prospect of a lonely winter was made endurable to me by the presence of one who could be both helper and companion. She did the cooking, wash ing and ironing, thougli I preferred to help with the latter, as it was better gymnastics for an arm, cramped with too much pen-work, tiian any move ment cure ever invented. As I found her stronger than Miss S. and able to do much that I never felt willing to ask of the other, I gave her four dollars a week, and felt that it was money well spent. Unfortunately a sudden change of plan made it necessary to shut up the houso for the winter and disband our forces. I had feared that Miss J. would find it too solitary, and was both touched and pleased when she said with real regret: "Oh, no, I'd give anything to stay with you till spring or longer. It is tho sort ot place I wanted and never hoped to iinu." I made known the case to a friend, and in a week five townswomen came to inquire about my house-keeper, for thi3 second success converted several of the mostunbelieviug matrons. A place was soon found, and when I said good-bye to my friend as well as helper she paid me the best compliment I ever received: "I thougiit, perhaps, you wrote one way about work aud tried another; but you don't; and If ever you want me I'll come again with all my heart" Now this experiment is worth telling, because it has been successfully tried with three different women; and there are plenty more ready to do their, best in families where they can bo properly -treated. Some ladies may object to having a stranger at the table, yet it is belter to have a lady there than an ear at the key-hole and an Irish tongue to gossip of family nfTairs to tho neighbors' girls. Some would think that this helper would be in the way if she sat in the parlor, but a well-bred woman knows by instinct when to go and when to stay. Miss S. gently vanished when visitors came in, or if some duty kept her there I introduced her, aud so pre vented any feeling of awkwardness on the part of guests, or that sense of ex-' elusion which is so hard to a social or sensitive woman. Miss J. always sat in thediningroom, which in the evening was lighted; tho folding doors left open and Ihe music or chat of tho parlor free to her as to us. It was pleasant to me to see the neat, pretty woman sitting there, enjoying the books, brightening at a friendly word, ready to lend a hand wherever needed, and so happy in the atmosphere or freedom which made labor light and life less sad and solitary for her. Iu a large and fashionable family this may not be possible, and I leave such to their own splendorsand worries. Butin that great class of families where small Incomes make economy necessary, help of tills sort is most needed aud may easily be found If tho heads of the family are willing to pay for it in something besides mouey. These women long for homes, are well fitted for these cares, love children, nre glad to help busy mothers nnd lighten domestic burdens, if, witli their small wages, they receive respect, sympathy and tho kindness that is genuine, not patronizing or forced. Let theunfeol that thev confer a favor in living with you, that you aro cquais, anu mat mo tact or a rew dollars a week does not build up a wall between two women who need each other. Dear ladies, don't say this is senti mental or impossible, but try it in all good faith, and take the word or one who has known both sides or the mistress and maid question, that if you do your Eart faithfully you need nover again avo your substance wasted, your peace destroyed aud. your home invadedby- foreign incapablee. Bottom Trantcript,