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A Journal for tbe People.
Devoted to the Interests of Humanity.
Independent in Polities and Religion.
Utve to all Live Issues, and Thoroughly
Itadteal ln Opposlngand Ki posing the Wrongs
ot the Masses.
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The Halt and Matrsn sfCbetialem.
ahie asb HEmre lee," "ihi HArrr
. h .i, according to a. i or congress, in '.! !
t.y Mm. a.j. Duiiiwsy, in thenar oi
th Librarian of Congr. "at Washington City.
Kingston Greeusborough was alone
in his little private office in the city of
Washington. The night was sultry,
aud tbe stifling at.oosphere was terribly
"Why the citadel of government
should be kept in this horrid climate Is
more than I can tell !" be exclaimed,
aloud, wiping tbe perspiration from his
forehead, and giving vent to sundry
potTb and respirations of tbe discontent
always inspired by intense heat. "If I
had my way. I'd move this molten cap
ital to the summit of the Rocky Moun
tains, or some equally central position,
wbere there's a breath of air in the sum
mer months," be added, not noticing
that he had a listener.
"Ah .' eh ?" be asked, iu mingled rage
and scoru, as Thomas Jones stood before
him, trembling like tbe arrant culprit
that he was. "And to what am I in
debtel for this untimely visit, pray ?
Tbe atmosphere of my office was nearly ,
enough like the temperature of hell be- i
fore you eutered it, and uow it is insuf-'
ferable. Head that, you dog !" i
At anot her ti me the Houorable Thomas l
Jonts would have resented the insult; ,
now he
lairiy quaneu wmi guilt and
apprehension. In bis soul be knew
he was a thief and a robber, and.
though be believed there were no hu-,
man laws to bring bim to justice, he felt
inslinelively the foretaste of the higher
law lo which all are ever to be held re- .
sponsible in tbe end. He took tbe let
ter mi his nerveless fingers. The hand
writing wax only too familiar.
"What business bus my wife to be
writing to yout" he managed to say;;
but his assumption of injured dignity
only made bim feel aud look the more ,
"Read, and see.
"The home your kindly hand and no- I
ble heart prepared for me is gone," .
wrote Martha. "Tbe Captaiu Johnson '
who negotiated for tbe sale of my bard-,
earned farm, and helped the dishonest ,
thing the law calls my husbaod to ,
wrong you out of, after you bad paid j
your money for it, has levied upon all '
my right, title, and interest in tbe city
house aud grounds, and the whole is !
gone, under tbe hammer. I protested,
but in vain. I tried to hold a third In
terest in tbe property, but failed. My
husband's debts, the judge decided,
took precedence over any of my own in
terests; for, in law, I belong to Thomas
Jones, soul, body, and earnings. I
know not what to do next. I have been
very ill for a day or two, else I would
have written earlier. My step-mother,
touched by remorse, and humiliated by
ber public discomfiture, has been kind
to me; but, Kiug, ber very atmosphere
is poison to me, and I cannot live in It.
My 'alher otters me a home, but I can
not become a pensioner upon the bounty
of a man, iu my faded womanhood, who
married me or?, in my fresh young girl
hood, to get rid of me, when he knew I
detested the ootids. I have tbe bouse.
hold furniture left, hich I would sell
and hide myself sonu here, in earth's
oblivion, and live till I could do better
on the proceeds, only nolvody is willing
to purchase, lest my legal master come
and reclaim his property, as he did iu
your ease. So I am driven to the wall.
I will send the children home with my
step-mother, for they have not my cause
for withering under her breath, and I
will start forth, penniless and alone, to
make my way in the world unaided.
Don't try to find me, King. I shall
never look you n the face again, for I
feel that you have been wronged so far
beyond my poor power to make repara
tion that I cannot bear to meet you.
King, I sometimes wonder if there is a
life beyond this vh. of i-.r- whua tii
wronirs of this life m-.v h rih, i.
uiav surprise you tbat a Christian worn- I eou,,9el8 ln important matter con-
au should ask such a question, or raise ceruin tbe fla,re of State
such a doubt, but I am driven to doubt To look upon one couple harmoni
everyihiuu except my own dreary ex- I ously mated, iu a country and uuder a
istei.oe. Would to God I might doubt ' 8ytem where not oue pair iu teu are
tnt " really contented with their condition as
The lawful husband aud absolute each other's custodians, is a sight to
owuer of this hum,) woman's earnings ; gladden the eyes and heart of a human
hunc his head in ha,e. itariau even less susceptible of the fll-
"Do you kuow, Tom Jones, low-lived uess of things than the humble cbroni
dog that you are, that it u ouly my cler of lHlrr,Uve. j e,,,, that ,
sublime contempt for you that rrmlu like to think upon and write about a
you to exist for a minute ." said KiU(!,
I am more sinned against than ln -
uing. whimpered the legal bei.
And how? "kedKtng.
-he never loved me."
And you, knowing she did not love
you, intruded your j reseiice upon her,
and compelled her to be your drudge,
your slave, and tbe moiuer U your ebil -
dren. In addition lo this, you have de-
prived he- of iue entire proceeds of her
earning-,, ,nd made ber the unwitting
i..o .tiia ruiu me, ber best
i 1. No wonder, nnor nn-
II'. ir
self a.
iI'iHls Ix'.iljV. tllflt Villi tlunb .........
KTicveJ I nevVr in mv hf i
sncved. I t.e er in my l,fe have
volume vn.
kuown any man who habitually
wronged ft woman but thought site had
abused him."
And you, good reader, liave doubtless
observed tbe same phenomenon. You,
as well as I, have more than once known
men o beooUed by rum or licentious
ness that nobody could endure them ex
cept their wires, and they had to; and
! vnu have heard tbem, after having
fairly worn the wife's life away through
abases and privations, declare, and you
have beard other people echo the decla
ration, that tbe poor, fellows were more
sinned against than sinning, for tbeir
wives liad wade them what rhey were.
And yet these are t5e men who cry out
tbe loudest against woman's right to
life, liberty, and happiness, and who
predict tbe direst consequences to the
world if Hhe become endowed with her
own inalienable prerogatives.
"Do you know where Martha is
now?" asked the injured (?) husband,
with a show of interest.
"Indeed I do not. Would to heaven
I did. But, If I knew, I would no more
pive yon h clue to her whereabouts than
I would expose the alding-place of any
other runaway slave."
"What do you intend to do about this
business? Do you mean to try to get
your money back ?"
"If I didn't despise you I wouldn't
hesitate to boot you out of my office for
asking sueb a questioo. No; you know
as well as I that I eanuot recover the
money. As you are the womau's hue
baud, you cannot wrong her, under the
law, auy more than a slave owner, un
der tbe old regime, could wroug his
property; but there is one mode of re
dress. I'll prosecute that go-between,
who aided vou to swindle me. Gus
uhl.llHll know. . mbMlt
Long as King had been engaged as a
secret service detective, and wily as he
I t nM.m In kvlnnlna nltlAm trt. I tia.
tiee, he was thrown off his guard for
, . "
once. 1 noma joues umz caugnt an iue.
"And what does he kuow V
King was himself again. The ques- ,
tion had put him upon tbe alert. j
Then how can be know all .''
Irs of no consequence."
But evideutly Thomas Jones, tbe
' Honorable, did not tbluk it was of no
eooseq uenee. Before be slept he had j
' dispatched to his accomplice, saying: j
j Summit. Sacks. Soap. 81ilp sails Sunday, i
i When this dispatch was received by
tbe Captain, it made a visible change in j
' his deportment. His dress encountered 1
' a complete metamorphose, also, and by I
, mornhig he was ready to obey tbe tele-
gram, which he interpreted to say, j
"Spies. Smoked out. Skedaddle.
Tbe closing sentence ueeded uo inter
pretatiou; but the young man obeyed it ,
roe llonoraoie l nomas jooes leu me
company or Kingston ureeusoorougn i
a atMntTA rnMllAlllnv linVftrinorl
" r s.
about mm. lie was not wnony oevoia
of conscience, and, in spite oj himself,
there was a lingering tenderness for tbe
mother of his children In his heart,
which be could not quite dispel.
I have seen a man beat and abuse his
patient horse till tbe poor animal was
dead, and then shed tears of real sorrcw
over the defunct carcass. So I have
seen a man who hat! appropriated as bis
own the entire services of an unloved
and uncberished wife till be bad lost
her, and then he has been badly sorrow
stricken. But in either eae tbe remorse
t has come too late to benefit tbe injured
I""- wneiner norse or wile.
! " ue -,nK lo pnecuie iue
hirsute-countenanced Captaiu who had
' K"en Pwion of bis property, the
bird bad flown; and he had himself to
thank for the indiscretion that
caused him to take alarm.
Captaiu Johnson well kuew that, as
he was not the husband of the swindled
party, there was danger of a striped suit
aud bard labor in store for bim iu the
ieuiteiitiary, for it is everywhere con
sidered a crime in law to obtain mouey
uuder false preteu-es from auy one to
whom the offending person is not mar
ried. Colonel Augustus Marblehead pursued
tbe duties of bis office with much credit
to liim-elf. His little wifj proved a
' venisoie jewel, a nil.
like au honest
mn- he Invariably took
her iutn his
happy union. But the trouble is, such
, are so scarce that my stock in store is
!s,n exhausted. In cases wbere there
are uo obstructions to a happy life.
then, U ,ery lillle to
Take away a the '
mountains, Island, amI ' " '
that obstruct tbe course of a mlehtv
river, and its roaring cataracts become
1 a placid current that ever stogs achant
iug lullaby to life, as It goes wandering
smoothly on toward the sea. put ii,..
same river, or two of them, imperfectly
blended together, to coursing their way
l.r....ni. .......... ..Aaiii nn.l i.
. . . . : 1 .1... i.
l ... 7"u,uw l" u"
will give you many themes to dilate
upon that may tax your powers of de- I
sorlptlon to the uttermost. I
Colouel Aucustus Marblehead was too
happy and too busy to thlnktor know
very mnch about the life struggles of a
robbed ami injured woman. He was as
luoky in finance as in love, aud being
prosiered in these two relations, how
eould he sympathize with tbe miafor
tunes of those wno never had
been :
happy and successful in either?
But Martha Marblehead, the junior,
was a very different sort of person from i iu store for yon In the society of the
Martha Marblehead, tbe senior. Not man you love, only because you haven't
but that she was ambitious for her bus- been a conjugal sinner yourself. I'm
band, ami proud of his honors and sue- disgusted.'
cesses. She loved him, aud, per cue-1 "Man looks "St the outward appear
quenee, his people also. Tbe attach- j ance, but God looks Ht the heart," was
ment of the guileless Ruth to aucieut i the bond-woman's meditative reply.
Boas was not more complete tban hers; "I wonder If I haven't Iteen pluming
nor did Ruth's artless assertion, "Thy 1 myself over much upon my righteous
lieople shall be my people, anil thy God I conduct, and pay log too little heed to the
my God," more fitly apply to tbe one 'cause aud consequences of my inborn
than the other. ' inclinations?"
When Martha Jones nee Marblehead j "Now you're talking sense, my staler,
had parted from her children and her i Shall I write to King and tell him all
home, and had written lo King, as! about it?"
above quoted, and had started forth in ' "No, dearie; not now. If lam to be
tbe world, pennileas and alone, ber first , happy iu this world, or tbe next, I must
thought was to meet ber much-loved
sister-in-law, with whom abe held long
and important counsel.
"Vou are the only woman, my sweet
sister, who has not counseled ine to go
back, with my children, under the im- j can be induced to forfeit her word."
per knis rule of tbe one woman whom, of j ;t be continued.;
all others, I have most cause to dread,"
saia the homeless one. To the Point.
"I realiie the situation," was the! The following resolutions were jmssed
kind reply, "and would not for the j t U)e rwelt allliua, (lne 8ixtl Suf.
world see you thus humiliated; but I j fra)?e C),VeullT,n held In Des Moines,
had hoped that you and our mutual Iowa:
mother, aecordiug-to-the-law, had by Jietotrrd, That the aristocracy of sex,
this time completely buried the , as it exists iu this con u try, is contrary
hatchet." natural justice aud to the spirit of our
... , , , . . . r . , free Institutions.
"I have forgiven her, botleauuot for- , Ilcllolv,lit Thmt taxation without rep
get the past, and I cannot live in ber reseutanou is tyranny, whether the vi
sivht. Hard indeed is It for me to be tints be women or men, and that all
; derived of tbe society of my little ones.
, ... , ' T . . .
i but it is better so than Uiat I should
spoil their dispositions by reflecting
UKu them the constant shadow of my
owu outrages. To my mind, the mother
who can give up the society of her chil
dren for tbeir good is far more hemic
nd unselfish than the one who slays
wlth tbem constantly to gratify her self 1
love, when she. can best further their
interests by going-away into oblivion."
"But where will you go, sister?"
"I do not know."
"Surely yon will not bide from me?"
"I cannot say."
"Have I not always reen your friend?"
"Yes, dearie; it isn't that."
"Then don't be angry if I ask you a
question, will you V
"No, you precious goose."
'Well, you know, sister, the talk is
that you are going off to meet K'ng ,
(ireetiHboroinrh- 'Tian't true, is it '."'
Xben vou. too. doubt me. O. mv sis- '
teFi i did Ilot look for tha,
l... . . ...
a n iiiuuhim urauuB. uearie. .
t . . i a .1 i . .
nui. luoifimr vour love Tor ivimr nv
miue for Gus, I feel as though my ques
tion wasn't altogether criminal. The
difference only lies in the fact that we
are married, and you are not."
"A difference that makes a wide dis
tinction, sister mine. Do you know, I
sometimes lose faith in God, in heaven,
aud in humanity? And then, again, I
eanuot help believing that there is a life I
beyond human ordering, where the
wrougs of this existence can be righted.
Some day I believe I shall come to
King, as his other self; but I fancy it
will be when each of us has shuflVd oil'
this mortal state, and shall be clad in
the incorruptible robes of immortality.
j , wrote , nim the ,,,,. dav eXr,.,.
, . ,ubl of evervthim?. I ish I
bad added as a postscript the hope that
, I have iust mentioned. It uiicht have
I comforted him."
I "Well, sister, for cay part, I confess
' that to me there's a great deal of trans
! ceudeutal nonsense in your heroics. If
I God intended you aud King as couuler
; parte of each other, aud it looks to me
tbat he did, else you wouldn't he so
thoroughly iu love with each other, In
meant that you should enjoy this life to
gether, as welt as the next. I never did
believe In surfeiting the system on the
oilier unu-'oi iue, nil we would Jose
all taste for even the sweets of it.
"Then what would you have me to
"Go where you please, or s'ay here, If I
you like. Our hone and hearts are big
enouirh for vou. Obev the laws of men.
badly as you have been outraged by i recommended be swallowing of it in
.. . .. , ,, . ,! extreme cases In which be had just been
them, until you are legally divorce.! ; nUfd , lhe jcK of u,ne nen
from man-made bonds, aud then you 1 fungus was too near closing toallow the
can be in a position to give the laws of gargling, he blew tbe sulphur through a
(:,ui - nim,ua i iiuiil into the throat, and after the fuu
Uoda cnance. gUs had shrunk to allow of It, then the
"But you know the law of Jesus. H iu . .,iet from
wouiu i noi violate an iinpnnam com
mand should I, as a divorced woman,
become a wife ?"
Tbe little woman laughed merrily.
'ine iron-jacket discipline or Msjor
Marblehead has colored your imauina-
tion w, iia luay conns, sne sa.u. .in-
. . ..... ... . . . ...
ITZ.I, ..n. .In ,A, ...... ... ... ..
yourself in bondage to a man who
brought his wicked amorita into your
vast- Iu,,naul vll,u! UI..F
: . .
nis owu ouiigauou to you, merely
cause you have not been guiltv of a like
sin, I must sav tbat I can't comprehend
1 your code of ethics."
'If I
believed the
course you unli
, w"'d be nght, V follow it if the
heavens feii, lho ,ono womaIli
J, J ii-rt nunn J ,J,e ' 1 j lariy, paiiouiftc iiliu i.cnij. iue jnu-
tion," was tbe rather petulant response. (Tronic drunkardsare put to an ex- (gU mnl8teraua wife, and several mem
"If you feel morally bound to BoM' 'j: tbe British aud Brazilian Em-
Fbkb srncx. Pant Fkbm, Pkeb I'opi.e.
musingly, while herheart prompted the
suggestion, and her pale face lit up with
a beaming nwiance.
"I haven't your conscience in ray
keeping, sister; but I know, if Gun were
in King's place, and I in yours, the
whole world shouldn't part us. Aud I
shouldn't think It necessary to be a
moral convict, personally, in order to
put myself on a par with Tom Jones, In
a vain attempt to get even. You talk as
if there could be no conjugal happluess
preserve my owu inner self-respect.
While men's laws bind me us the wife
of another, I will obey tbe mandate. I
promised, you know, and no genuine
Marblehead, whether maid or matron,
persons who assist in bearing the nur-
dens of government should share equally
iu Its pt ivi lege-.
i:eolvct. That the ballot is a source i
of po it and necessary lo the protection
r iiiiii vKiiiai rigiiiM and liberties; mat
it should be ttie proiwrty of all law- I
ahldmir-adiilt citizens.
licnultol. That we believe the ballot
ill woman's hand would prove a blese-
' m",Re ." "1rse" awl Her country; ,
vance her interest-, aud eularire ' her !
opiHirluuitieH, it will al- bring to tbe
State the ameliorating iullueuceof her
enlightened conscience mid moral force.
III . I Wi. I.lu.l It.l nilru. uo. f I
-riiiiued and vigorous tro- i
a more ileteriuiueil aud vigorous prose-
ciitionof this work; ami that we will be- I
I siege the State Legislature to take such j
preliminary action as is necessary I
toward luve-tliiig woman with her fulU
! rights of citizenship. I
' Whi:kkas,, The ballot is necessary to '
uproi many oi me evils wnicu amid ,
vl t" w a i ,
thl (s.ieni, silent power; therefore,
1?.. 11,-1 i, i. .,, .1,.,.. f 1
women to contribute to the supnort of !
I the clergy
I Akiu...u..i
who oppose their eufrau-
I '
Congress has enfran
chised the negro, alien aud ex-rebel;
v h krfas, rne women citizens are i
Ml illt. I ItFMIlt AU I ll fliriMMIll I 1 1 1 I 1 1
IbrMf rn
Jlenoli ril, That the citizens of this
Stale nolle ill a-petition to Congress for
a.eenin AU.eu...nei.l lo l.ie v.. ...II-
tuti f tlie I nlted States, giving
women also the ballot upou eciuul terms
with men.
JUtotttd, Tbat the thanks of the
I Christian women of this Convention be
extended to Rev. Isaac See, of New Jer- j
sey, and other clergymen, tor their no-
Ide stand, :ts ministers of the gospel, it. I
behalf of women's right to speak from j
the pulpit, aud thus help to remove the
l.iifoiry which fetters the free exercise '
of the religious inclinations of women. 1
Omo for Diphtheria.
A correspondent of a Victoria paper
writes :
Should you or any of your family be
at tacked
wilb diphtheria, do not lie
as it is easily and sneedilv
cured without a ooctor. When it was
raging in Kugland a short time ago, I
accompanied Dr. Field on his rounds In
witness the so-called "wonderful cures"
t -t I ... i. : 1.. .i ... . .
lie ieiiijiue,i, mine iue Riliei.lH OI oin-
ers were uropping on un ai. s.ues. I lie
remedy, to be so rapid, must be simple.
I All be took with him was powder of
.sulphur and a quill, and with these he
ii red every patient without exception.
1 1 . ,uu.uu...f..i ..r l..... i...n
his finger, instead of a spoon, as the sul
jiliur does not readily dissolve with wa
ter. When tbe sulphur was well mixed,
he Kiive it as a gargle, and in ten mm
'.Hen tbe patieut was out of danger.
Brimstone kills every species of fungus
in ma. i, beast, or plant Iu a few minutes.
Instead ot spitting out tbe gargle, be
diphtheria. If a patient eanuot gargle,
- - M-
take a live coal, put it on a shovel,
sprinkle a spoonful or two of t
brimstone at a time upon it, nml let the
sutlerer inhale it, holding the head over
i, m ni ili fimmis will die. The room
may also be tilled with the fumes of the
, I !,....- ..,.1 tUm Matlttllt m al-
- , ,e noMm It
J .
tiiiraiiviap nil I nn u r. inn uib mscii m "
is at east woilli Irving.
(fera most it the hands aud feet of
the chronic iuduces him to till himself
wllh IlltOXieatlllC tlUtll ttllU IUCU
ihimir Snlt is thereupon nrougui
I " n7t tue jsst msn who had the in (b-
i ... .n Honor to the drunkard,
' and the jurv compels him lo pay what
is considered a fair price for the de-
.mried. A very interior article oi
drunkeu husband can
'. .1 . . .. ... !.;..
be made In this
ue to his widow from to
To the Editor or the New Northwest :
TheSenate has been busy with itssllver
measures since Monday, and, regardless
of the near approach of adjournment,
drifted into general debate upon them.
Nothing particularly new has been de
veloped, for silver arguments are worn
so threadbare by repetition that no bus
iness man comprehends any of them,
or even tries to, and the great subtleties
and elucidations evolved by the honor
able Senators during this week will fall
lightly upon the country as water on
a duck's baek. Mr. Dawee, however,
made an interesting and rather a sur
prising point In showing the incorrect
ness of the eharge that the act of 1ST3,
demonetizing silver, was passed through
parliamentary trickery, for he clearly
demonstrated that It did not become a
law until after fullest discussion in the
House and Senate, atnl repeated annual
recommendation of the nnuucialoillcIaU
of the government. Even Mr. Kelly,
of Pennsylvania, whose greenback the
ories are well-known, made a speech in
favor of the bill, in which he said that
this country, like Kugland, should niuke
the gold dollar the absolute uuit. Tills
view would be astonishing did we not
realize by dally observation that the
popular will causes every legislator to
change even his llfe-loug views, the ad
vocacy of which, upon the stump and
in Congress, made and kept lilm a pub
lic man. Senator Bayard announces
that he must serate himself from
many of his esteemed colleagues, now
that they have become suddeu and zeal
ous converts to the silver heresy, seem
ingly forgetful of the fuel that these po
litical brethren must forego their own
personal views to carry out the wishes
of their constituents, whose demand
that silver must be remouetized is so
strong as to be irresistible. Every day's
debate shows that the opponents to this
e1(, UBVe but a smaU II)tnority in the
Au exciting struggle has taken plaee
over the New York Presidential ap-
pniutments, in which Mr. Conkliiig
came otl victorious by aid of certain
Democratic votes, and tbe causes of
such a strange coalition are subjects of
weighty deliberation among Mr.
Conkling's opponents as the liitermlna-
ble matters of metallic standards of
money. Mr. Conkliug has many ene-
i fiit u. liuru IT.. I niiii. w.aia im
these are backed by
an equally strong
dictatorial individuality, which asserts
itaelf whenever he is called into action
any ubjecli heuce nl8 vigorous
. ' ... ...
hitting propensities make him many
euemies in bis own party, as well as
that of his opponents. Tbat he, in a
battle with the administration, should
have been able to marshal Democrats
Inin liia rxnbu lr fli.ht under his dinta-
Hon is as much a nroblem as whv mauv
staid Senators should prove enthusiastic
advocates of an extreme silver measure.
The House seated Mr. Patterson, con
testant from Colorado, by a very close
vole, rejecting the proposition to seat
t Mr.
Belfonl, by a very close vote, and
; lo relegate the whole matter to the peo
,,le f Colorado. But for a change of
, oue , tb r
, . , , , , , ,
t"'8 laltr proposition would have lieen
carried, hence Mr. Patterson gets into
Congress "by the skin of his teeth," for
seating him was certainly a narrow miss,
though a fine exemplification of the old
saying, "where there's a will there's a
The lailies have presented hundreds
of petitions asking for the amendment
which will give them a right to vote,
i ami so strong is the pressure brought lo
hear by tliem, that oue cannot resist the
conclusion that it is only a matter of
-horl time uutll these irrepressible agi
tators for the rights of women will ac
complish all they ask for. Mrs. Belva
Lock wood, one of our female lawyers,
is determined to gain access to the Su
preme Court of the United States, from
she has been heretofore barred
by its decision, and she is too plucky to
be defeated, hence we take it, she will
soon b as much au advocate there as
she is in our lower courts. She fought
her way into these under strongest op
position, and, of course, her vim can't
be checked from going higher. Careful
observation of the workings of Woman
Suffrage iu Wyoming Territory leads
us .uto strong personal judgment against
the dogma that good can come from
women mixing iu politics as voters.
But we fully share Senator Thuruian's
philosophy that it is perfectly useles to
oppose mere personal judgment, given
by the old fogy past, ugafust ioplilar
will, hence, when public opinion gives
us the amendment which these leua-
I .
c,,us, persevering women seem uoutia
i ive, we w ill join with the pessimist
( , aoi!0ute fltct
I B ""' ,, ,,.
; " balever is, is right.
The most fashionable hotel here is
, ..vormleys." Its proprietor is u eol-
J ... - ..
ored man, and he always lias a run
i house. The foreign legations, partlcu-
, !.. . I ... I. i ... f .....! Tlia Gnan.
h assies board here. Felix.
Washington, D. C, Dee. 24, 1877.
mm 1110 ijiuck Sea. through
Black spols broke out nil over the
surface of a California man, after he had
1 leeii bitten by a spider, and he looked
like a checkertmard. The spider is deail.
iiki uuu run-tuns ere lriv-n iv the
lunula Lam iuiu.Ii. til tw tv,.uri..f.n.
A mail never wakes up his &evoud baby
I to see it laugh.
In the United States Senate.
Mr. Sargent I present the petition of
l-.llzuDetn l. be n e n K, a citizen oi me
United States, a resident of the State of
California, and a tax-payer in bau Fran
cisco, in which she respectfully petitions
for the removal of her political disabili
ties, and that she may be Urdu red in
-ested with full power to exerciss her
riulit or sell-government at me ballot
box, all State laws or corutitutinns to
the contrary notwithstanding, I also
present a similar petition of Laura De
Force Gordnu, of California. I move
that these petitions be referred to the
committee on prlvllegesand elections.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Thurmau I present the petition
of Cornelia C. Hussey, of Essex county,
New Jersey, similar to.thal presented
by the Senator from California. fMr.
Sargent I move its reference to the
committee on privileges and elections.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Ferry I present the petition of
Eliza Parker, of Thurston county, Wash
ington Territory, praying for the re
moval ot tMilltlual disabilities, i move
its reference to the committee on priv
ileges and elections.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Windom I nresent the petition
of Mrs. Charles G. Van Cleve, a citizen
of the United Slates ami a resident ot
the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota,
pray! ne for the removal of her nolitieal
disabilities. I move its reference to tbe
committee on privileges and elections.
l he motion was agree I to.
Mr. Jones, of Nevada I nresent a
similar petltlou of A. II. H. Stuart, of
Tliuistoti county, Washington Terri
tory, praying for the removal of her po
litical disabilities. I move its reference
to the committee ou privileges and elec
tions. The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Oglesby I present the petition of
June Graham Jones, of Chicago, Illinois,
in whiuhsliestates that she is thenwuer
of real and personal property to au
amount exeedtng a thousand dollars;
that she is taxed upon tbe same for all
governmental purposes, and she desires
to be relieved from this burden of taxa
tion or else to have her political disabil
ities as a citizen of tbe United States re
moved, so that she may exereise the
rieht of voting at tbe ballot-box. I ask
that this petition take the course of the
other petitioiis.oi. this subject.
The vice-X'reslilent rne tietition win
be referred to the committee on privi
leges and elections.
Mr. McMillan I present the petition
of Sarah Burger Stearns, of Saint Louis
county, Minnesota, praying for the re
moval ot Her political disabilities, ami
that she may be declared invested with
full power to exereise the right of suf
frage at the ballot-box. I move its ref
erence to the committee ou privileges
and elections.
The motion was agreed to. 1
Mr. Chaffee I present a petition of a
similar imiort from Medeliua Budd, a
citizen of Morris couuty, New Jersey. I
move Its reference lo the committee ou
privileges and elections.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Allison I present the petition ot
Eliza P. Willard Haroed, of Thurston
county, Wasbingtou Territory, praying
for the removal of her political disabili
ties. I move its reference to the com
mittee ou privileges and elections.
The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Cockrell I apear in behalf of
one of the oppressed citizens of the
Uulted Stales, and present the petition
of Abbie L. Stork, a citizen of the
United States aud u resident of the Ter
ritory of Washington, praying Congress
to remove her political disabilities, and
that she may he invested with the right
of local self-government. I move that
it be referred to the committee ou privi
leges aud elections.
The motion was agreed to.
Congressional Record, Xov. 7.
Says the-Yariona Union of November
7, in referring to the above:
The number of petitions of this class
presented indicates a concerted and
simultaneous movement over the conn-
try among the women thereof. Tbe
fact that so many of these (tapers are
now presented by gentlemen of all po
litical parties) indicates also that the
cause of Woman SuUrage Is making
marked progress and rapid strides.
The Benefit ok Laughing. Dr.
Greene, in bis "Problem ot Health,"
says there Is not the remotest corner r
little inlet of tbe minute blood vessels
of the human Ixsly that does not teel
some wavelet from the convulsion occa
sioned by good, hearty laughter. The
life principle, or the central man, is
shaken to its innermost depths, seudiug
new tides of life and strength to the sur
face, thus materially lending to insure
good health to the persons who indulge
therein. The blood moves more rapidly
and conveys u ditlerent iniresiou to
all the organs of the body, as it visits
them on that artk;ular mystic journey
when the man Is laughing, from what it
does at jUier times. For this reasou,
every good, hearty laugh in which a
person indulges tends to lengthen his
life, conveying, as it does, new and dis
tinct stimulus to tbe vital forces.
Doubtless the time will come when
physicians, conceding more importi.iice
than they now do to the influence of tbe
mind uhii the vital lorcesof the Issly,
will make their prescription more with
reference to the mind, and less to drugs,
for the body; and will, in so doing, find
the best and most elleetive method of
producing the required effect upou the
TUB Uivek Dantbe. The Danulie
River has flicured largely m history for
2.000 years, and it again becomes ill-:
object to which the eyes of the whole
world has turned. It tumUlied a high
way for the Turks in the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries to ieuetrate Ku
miss as far as Vienna, aud in the Cru
sades it became an nutlet for the relig
ious enthusiasm nf Europe to How to
the Holy Land. The DhiiuIk-, from its
source in Baden In tiie Black Sea, is 1.
S20 miles loug, and it drains, with its
tributaries, an area of over 300,000 square
miles. It passes through Bavaria, Aus
tria, Hungary, and Servla, to the Car
pathian Mountains, where it separate-
Jinumaniu ami itulguriu, and msses
Into the Bluek Sea. thronuh several
mouths, lhe principal one being that of
SulKa. The Daunt, is navimihle for
i steamers as far as Ului. in B.tvnria. At
N'opolis, in the tourtevtuh century.
Turks into the Din-ibe, and
in the dr
. teenth century 4u,0W Turks were si;
I on its shores, at the blege of Belgrade.
Correspondents writing over assumed signa
ture most make known tbeir names to the
Editor, or no attention will be (riven to their
Wo Will Help 7
We are requested by the Resident
Congressional Committee at Washing
ton, D. C, to give the following letter
as wide a circulation as possible through
our columns:
To Sixteenth Amendment Advocates
Dear Friend: Since January, 1877, lhe
lteslde.it Coi.Kressioual Committee of
the National Woman SuUrage Associa
tion at the headquarters iu Washington
have printed and mailed 21,000 XVI
amendment appeals and petition forms
to friends of Woman Sutrrage, aimiug
to secure a petition from every post
otllce town in the luited States to the
forty-fifth Congress, now assembled.
We hoped our request to each signer to
remit ten cents to the Treasurer of our
Association would secure a food with
whlen we might carry on tot- work
until the voice of every Stale, county,
and town is heard ou the lioor of House
aud Senate: but although thousands are
signing and circulating the petitions in
all sections of the country, the financial
intrt or our appeal is almost wholly dis
regarded. We have long since exhausted our
treasury audourowu personal resources.
and tiHW 5.500 packages of petitions.
forms, and appeals are lying here folded
ami addressed, which we cannot mail
lor want of postage.
in meetlltlon or lo.ouo petitions and
appeals we extended the time for circu
lation to l-ebriiarv 1st, as we shall have
large presentations iu both House and
Senate in December, January, and Feb
we now owe $55 for printing. S3o for
labor, (folding, uddressiug, anil stamp
ing) and it wilt take 6,500xle$55 00 for
postage ou new petitions, so that it will
take $55 plus $25 plus $55$135, to put
in circulation the petitions we now have
on band. There are still 20,000 post
utllee towns that we have not been able
to reach with our petitions for lack of
means. Can you. will vou come to our
aid? Faithfully yours.
Sara J. Andrews Spencer,
Cb'ii Res. Co... Com. N. W S. A.
Spenceriau Business College, 7lh A S,
Washington, D. C.
Let me add my urgent appeal to tbe
above. Mrs. Spencer has done her ut
most, and cau do no more without help.
Truly yours,
Ellen Clarke Sargent,
Treasurer N. W. S. A.
1,733 De Salles St., Washington, D. C.
Tommy Tries to Smoke.
I've been sick.
Mamma said 'moking was a nasty,
dirty, disgraceful habit, aud bad for tbe
window curtains.
I'apa said it wasn't. He said all wise
men 'moked, aud that it was good for
rheumatism, aud that be didn't care for
the window curtains, not a that fiog
that bust and drown people, I forget it,s
name. And he said that woid-.j didn't
know mucb, anyway, and they couldn't
reason like men.
So the next day that papa wasn't nice
a bit that day I frew over the accawa
rium, aud I felt that I bad the rheuma
tism every time I went to sit down I
just got papa's pipe and loaded it aud
'moked it.
And they put mustard plasters on my
tumraick till tbey most burned a bole
in it, I guess.
I link they fought I was going to die.
I did. I fought so.
Mamma said I was going to be a little
cherub. Nurse said so, too; then she
went lo put an ozser mustard plaster on
and I didn't want her to, and sbe called
me something else. I guess tbat was
'cause I frew the mustard piaster in her
I don't want to be a cherub, anyway.
Cherubs are little boys without any
bodies or legs to them nothing but
little wings right back of their ears.
They can't haV?-.'iU8tard plasters ou
tbem. but then they dou'tv"ave much
Inn, aud I guess tbe augels Us9-U.,eQ1 for
playing marbles.
Tbe other augels are called syrups.
They wear night-gowns, and gold rings
about their beads, aud no end of wings.
Tbey haveu't anything much to do
except to tote around little harps aud
play lag aud loaf about ou the clouds.
But I wouldn't want to be a syrup un
less I could have a tail, too, like a mer
maid or a loholer.
Anyhow, I'd rather be little Tommy
for a while yet.
But I wou't 'moke again.
I guess mamma was right. Maybe
I'm something like a window i-urtaiu.
'Moking isn't good for me. I'uck.
Is Mars Inhabited? Is mis neigh
boring world the abode of living --features?
This question is beyond the pres
ent power of science to au-wer. But
would it not be strange beyond expres
sion if a world, with land aud water,
and dunging seasons, and appareutly
all tbe conditions required by life, so
like our earl'.) tbat it is even possible
that man eould exist upon us surface.
should roll on through theagesuuinbab-
iteil ami unenjoyeil? Uor earth teems
wltn lire in Its remotest corner, yet
some Martial astronomer may at this
moment be wondering what is the use
of us, ami whether our planet is the
abode of intelligent beinxs. After the
wonders that science has already
achieved, he would lie bold who should
say that this problem can never be
solved, unfortunately, we cannot bogie
for much from the improvement nf our
telescopes and the increase of their mag
nifying Miwer. The disturbances pro
duced by our atmosphere are aggravated
by every such increase. Bui when the
problem of life in other worlds is sofVed
If it ever shall be it seems safe to
say that it will tie l y thi-atteutivestudy
ofur near oeightior. The (Joiaxy.
Two friends, just married, were dis
cussing rapturously, as they congratu
lated each other, the merits aud charms
of their spouses. Said oue: "My wile
bus got the loveliest head of hair I ever
saw, even on the hair-renovator labels.
When she lets her hair down, the ends
fall to the floor." "That's nothing,"
replied the other; "when my wife lets
her hair down, it all falls to lhe floor."
"Doctor, my daughter seems to be go
ing blind, and she's just getting ready
for her wedding, lo! Oh, dear me.
what is to be done ?" "Let her go right
on with the wedding, madam, by ail
means. If anything cau open her eyes,
marriage will."
" Y-u .r- pi -( ' '
IniitT l I In- ' orri'fl '
lady. Simply aj,
1 a ciiromo."
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