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mr A Journal for the People. tMvotod to the Interests of Humanity. ImlcnsMlMit In Politics and Religion. Alive to aft Live Issoes, and Thoroughly Radical la Opposing and Exposing the "Wrongs of th Mnstw. OPFICB-Om. Fo!rrWABHiNOTof SnutErs 9EEBJCS, IX ADVANCE : One StM ISO 1 l, Kkke SPEECH, Fbek Pkess, FltEE 1'HOW.E. AIVfcKTMEKWrTr.S IOHTW on tteaxmi. voLtrau: vm. POTtTI,JVlVI, OREGON, TIIUKSDAY, .TXJIVJE 11), 187!). JVTJUJlSIi -to. ELINOR NORTON. Bt MARY SHANK SMITH CHAITKU XII. feiluur entered I lie depot but a few win twfere the imiu left, for sbe as aiixlooeMu avoid observation, and alio dreaded a po-trible meeting with Frank ioexpreseihiy, for it seemed to tier that sue ad borne nil lite esuite tnetrt she esuld that dav. When etie entsfed tbe car, she glanced hastily around, and felt thankful to see uo one al knew. Seating herself uear a wln- (low, cbe gased oulj tbe psAlmr land 'P. drearily white, u itb its ghosts of trees flitting by, till tbe somber light faded oat and the darkness settled down overall. She thought of tbe events of tbe taat few days, and wondered If she bad done right In tbe coarse Mie bad taken, for when one is juet entering on a new and uuiried road, doubti will arise and misgivings pome. She had had ao Httle time to think of what slie xhookl do if she were compelled to And a new bouie, that when Mrs. Stoddard aetted her where she wag going, she was obliwed to decide instantly, and, under tbe cireometanees, eould do nothing but v lal she did. But now that she was on her way to ber mother's friends, she felt almost sorry she had started. She wished abe had tried to do something else, abe could not tell what ; but she fait that it wac almost Intolerable to go to ber old friend asking protection, aoeltwr actually food. The Drought was galling, in unite of ber recollection of the good dojtor'e cordial, earnest In vitations, often given, to come and make a long visit. True, 1k and Ills wife had offered to take eliarge of her whesi tny first learned of her mother's death ; bat that was so long ago that so felt she eould not consider It now as an excuse for going to them. She de termined that she would not stay but a few days, unlets she found employment that weald render her independent. Then she tried to think what she should attempt, hot her education and training had besn each that there were very few tuiageeae eon Id even hope to do to earn a II rings and she thought, with a deep sign: "If I could only have studied medi cine when I wanted to !" Sk gwooljioMcesedorasinail sum of money, not enough to pay her "way a single wee, and she thought, with a shudder, of what might be before her If bar friends should be absent, or if she stiswld that she was not entirely weJooroe to both of tbem. In her visits avwog the poor, she had rtVn seen to what depths of laiiery gii is of pood r-lu-eation and ebaracier had fallen, wueu SB ploy merit could not he had, or when illness enforced idleness; end her whole sensitive, delicate nature shrank from xucb "jatact with vice and squalor ao Her vlrw imagination pictured as her lot. But the Tery terror of the thought caused a revulsion of feeling, and the despair that ws fast enfoldiog her in its icy grasp pave way to a more hopeful state of mind and a calmer trust in tbe orphan's Freud,, and Jibe remembered, too, with a thrill .f joy, that she was beloved. She n-olred anew to do everything in her power to find employ ment by winch she could not only sup port herself, but accumulate enough to ei.ahle her to carry out the plan she hhtl long ago formed. But if that proved impowible.she felt that she eould surely fill a humbler place, and secure the ab solute ne-ewsaries of life, as well as thousands of others no better fitted by training Until herself to win their daily bread. Oh, it is cruel, cruel thus to leave girls without the means of providing for themselves ; to place them, ae it were. In a trackless forest filled with ravenous beasts, with never a weapon to defend themselves ; without knowledge bow to work their way through the tangled jungle that wounds and hinders, while it yields but scant food for their neetis. Elinor's thoughts of tbe future bad, all been mingled with both sweet and bit ter memories of tbe recent past, and though she tried resolutely to put them out of ber mind, that abe might give her whole attention to- tbe duty of tbe hour, they would rise up before her. Now she saw ber lover's face, earnest, handsome, pleading, and heard his voice, joyous and tender, and felt his deep eyes bent upon ber with unuttera ble affection ; then tbe cold, stern fsce of hie mother, whom he so mueti resem bled, yet was so unlike, would frown harshly upop her, aud the cruel words that had stung her rang again in her ears, and drowned the words of love thai had just comforted her. She wondered how they had met, Frank and his mother. She pitied him so tenderly, as she thought of his sorrow and disappointment, that tbe tears she did not shed for ber own sake flowed freely for him ; for, now that she eould no longer see tbe outside world, she had retired behiud the friendly shelter of her heavy veil, and it was a relief to her to be able for a little while to relax her efforts to maintain a calm, quiet ex terior. Her nerves had been strung to such tension for so long that she felt as If they would not endure it much longer, and when the cars stopped at the depot Its In tlie crowded city. She felt like the vonne tree, torn from Its accustomed ulace, I's tender rootlets broken, iKirl)tmei.t withheld, the genial Inllu enees of un and breei exchanged for darkness an I gloom ; for human hearts nenl forth tendrils that entwine them elves about even liiaoimstenhjeet, and none are t litis clssped so cioseiy as iowe t go lo make up what we call home. be had lost tbe only borne she hni nown sincn childhood. She was am! lenly placed outside all those aseocia Hons, dutiex and pleasures that are round about one as the daily tontine o life, and sbe felt her Isolation as a bolder Mature eould not have done. In lime, fee would form new relations with the world in some new home ; but now, sli was like the tree on Its journey, which though destined to ampler grounds, fuller development, and wider useful nes-, seems almost useless, ami as though it were utterly cast out. When the first rush was over, Elinor took a cheap carriage ami went dlreetly to the house of her old friend, Dr. Dull, who, with his kind wife, gave the tired troubled girl a warm reception, thotigl they wondered greatly at her coming alone at such a time, and showinc so plainly tbe traces of grief and pain In ber fare, her attitude, her whole man aer. During the evening, however, she told them why she had come. Sbe tJooM not bring herself to explain every thing ful,y, bnt merely said that tdiehai been so unfortunate as to displease Sirs Stoddard very mneh, though througl no fault of hers, and that it was tieceS' sary for her to find another home, and dhe had ventured to come to them for temporary refuge, till she could find something to do to support herself. Tbe doctor and his wife exchanged tfgulfieaot glances as this explanation was given, and when Elinor ceased speaking, the former said, heartily: ou came to the right place, my girl. We are alone now, and sadly miss the young faces and voices; and you couldn't find a better work to do than just to cheer up a couple of lonely old folks like us. Don't you say so. wife ?" "Yes, Indeed," said she, cordially. "We will be thankful enough If you can be content to stay with us, my dear," and her mild eyes beamed ou Elinor so sunnily that she felt soothed anil com forted at once, ami as though she had found a haven of rest. Sbe gave the kind old' Hilly nTOok or gratitude that warmed tbe heart of the latter still more toward her, and said, earnestly : "I trust you will have uo cause to re gret your goodness to me, and if I can get to earning anything soon, so I can support myielf, I will be nimt ll ankful to find a permanent home with you, for you seem nearer to me than any of tbe rest of my friends, because you were my roomers menu." Her voice trembled a little, ami the blurl old doctor, knowing how tenderly she cherished her mother's memory, said, gently: "We have always wanted you, my child, for her sake, aud now. If you are free to come, we are glad to have you with us for your own sake; so don't trouble yourself about support," he went ou, cheerily, "but juH lighten wife's burdens a little, so I help me with my correspondence, and if you still want to study medicine, you ean go right ahead with me, ami enter the next class. Quite a number or ladies will enter then, and they are all of high character and good ability," be addtd, with pride, for be was (he champion of women med ical students in Philadelphia, anil made their cause his own. tlinor looked doubtful, and said, slowly : "This seems too good to ) true, doc tor, and too easy for me, too. I do not see what I could do for your wife that would be any compensation at all for what I would receive, and the writing I could do for you would only be n pastime. I ean not be a helpless de pendeuU I must do something to pay my way," sbe said, decidedly, looking up at the doctor with an earnest face. lie laughed aud chuckled to himself, and said : "You don't know what a busy little body my wife Is. perlutps. Why, she has a whole regiment of ragged imps to look after, and siek folks by the dozen to visit aud coddle, and pet, and I'm afraid if I don't get some one to relieve her soon, I'll have to get somebody to look after me; so you ean take your choice. You eau help her, or I'll hire you as housekeeper. Why, It's a Tact," he hurried on, to keep his wife from speaking, "that I bad to eat my dinner alooe yesterday, for she was on visiting i one of her siek people, and forgot me entirely, and I don't know any day when I oome home whether I'll And her here or not. Xow, do you wonder I want to engage au assistant for her?" and the doctor leaned back, clasping his hands behind his head, aud contemplat ing the two women with merry, twink ling gray eyes. "Now, James," said the sweet-voiced old lady, in a tone of mild reproach, "you know very well that tbe reason i was late yesterday was that poor old Tompkins was dying, aud his wife couldn't bear to have me leave her They were all aloue," she continued, speaking to Elinor, "ami it was enough at last, it was a weary, heavy-hearted to melt the hardest heart to see bow woman, who felt suddeuly old, that rose ' they clung to one another. Their chll from Elinor's seat and made her way ' dren are all dead, and they seem to have outinto the darkness or the night, alone' had nothing but misfortune for years, though they were once ntilte well ofl. ! When be firH fell sick, he happened tn send fur Jump;, ami their case wa sue! a hard one that I have tried to heir tliem over since ; but Tin afraid the poor old woman won't need anything very long." And tlio tenrfer-hetrteil old lady wiped hor eyes slowly at the thought of the scene or misery sbe Imil so la'ely witnessed. "There !" said the doctor. "I told ymi so ; she cares more for her sck people than she does for me; but she didn't want to be bothered with them at all when tlio children were at home. Curious I I'm almost sorry I persuaded her to begin, for there' 13 no telling where she will'slop. Sheilas got'awayT beyond her teacher now, and I don know but what I'll have to take lessons of her yet. I do learn every day, have learned much since you began your unselfish work, wife," said he, in au earnest, feeling tone, very dillertnl from ills light banter. "I have learned how much a true, good woman can do for the sick by her mere sympathy, and t -ii - . . uy an inosc lime attentions mat only a woman teems to know how to oiler. I guess our hands are too big aud our heads too thick," he said, dole lolly, gazing at his broad palms with well-assumed regret. "The fact is, Elinor," lie continued, soberly, "ir a woman can do what I've seen my wife do, what could one not do with the addition of a regular medical education ami careful training? I'll tell you what It is," he said, excitedly, striking his knee, "she could almost raise tlio dead." Now, James, why will you talk so foolishly?" said his wife, while a smile came to Elinor's pale faee as she saw the sly twinkle In his oye, for the old doc tor's genial, mirth loving nature was to her like sunshine to the plant long de prived of light. "Doctor," ssid ihe, "you are making thii gs too easy for me, I am afraid, just for friendship's sake. I expected to be a long time preparing for entrance to college, for I do wish t gain a medical ediKation more than I ever did before. I bvlleve I could do good, and I think uch a life would satisfy mo better than any other I could adopt. I Intende.l to ask you about the chance of getting a position In the public schools. I thought I might earn enough to live on, and pursue my studies too, If J eould do that, ir that plan fulled,-1 wanted to try to get a place as governess, thinking that with your extensive acquaintance you might be able to assist me In rimi ng a good family. These plans, I con- fe9, are all I have formed as yet, and I hardly feel that I ought to consent to settle down so eaiily ami quietly as yon propose, without at least making an er fort to do something lor myself." Well," said Dr. Duff, "as to the first plan, I can tell you right here and now that It Is useless for you to think of It, because every place In the schools is oc cupied, and from three to a dozen appli cants for each plaee ore waiting, hoping and praying for an accident ora death anything to make a vacancy." He looked at his wife's race with an expression or mock anxiety, to see if she would reprove him ; but she knew what e wanted, and only shook her finger at him. He went on : ts to a governess' position, I don't now ; you might lind somebody that would pay you enough to live on, ami treat you decently, too, before you would die of old age, but It Is very doubtful. Tiien you might take In sewing there areouly ten or fifteen thousand women starving at that here; or, you might wash or go out as house-servant they have enough to eat, at least, and get paid better than any other women, too, I think that would be your best chance, after all ; there are the stealings, you know," and he gave a comical glance at bis wife, who exclaimed : "Jleally, James, I think II Is time to stop such silly talk and help Elinor to decide what she will do." 'That is precisely what I have been trying to do all the time, wife, ami think I have succeeded, too," said the doctor; "haven't I, my child ?" "Yes," said Elinor, "you have helped me very much, for I knew nothing of what you have told me ; and now I see that there Is a way to earn a living I had never thought of. I have always bad a natural liking for housework, If there was uot too much of It at once, aud for some time I haveimd most or the care or housekeeping, aud have done some or the work ; so I believe I could. with care and effort, give satisfaction In that way ;-aud I could find such a place easier than I could get a teacher's posi tion, couldn't I ?" she said, with animation. The doctor looked at her .in blank amazement, and his wire said, earnestly: vjy uear child, you must not think or such a thing. I should never forgive myseir U we allowed Harriet's child tn lead such a life as that. You must stav with us, and help us. and be th Ur daughter I always longed for," and tbe kiuu eyes tilled with tears as she bent toward the gratem! girl, who rofe. and coming close, stooped and kls-ed her, and gently stroking the silvery hair, iu voice iuii of emotion: "l will stay If you want me." i'To bs cbBtlnoad. kn Silence Is the nerfect h fT-1 111 nt I.... T LETTER IBOM KEW YORK. rilOM OtTR IIBnUKAKCOItHESroSuKNT Nkw York, June 2, 1H79. lo tub Kihtosof th Nkvt NoKTMWasrr: New York's Summer dres, at the opening of tbeseason, has the advantage or all ths luxuriance without any dry heat whish comes toward July from tlio evolution or rtlleetion incident to the dense maR3s of brick and mortar ninl long, narrow streets. The elevated railroad Iut4 revolutionized Xew York more thnn it InliabllanlH ami fully ap preciate, foragaiostlbegrebladvaiitage of rapid transit there are always Irate expression attainst Mtegigautle scheme .wjiiok. alnrn8itslj. sbatiged proierty valuation; but the transient visitor cannot but be delighted with the con venience or such wholesale aud prompt method') or convey lug one just wher ever he wants lo go In such short time and at such low rates. A row yeuisago a business man had as well or better have lived forty miles from the city as depend on the street horte-cura to convey him to his olllce down town from u house three miles up the street, for in the morning there was a dense arowd of passengers, and afur you got started there was a jam of vehicles, nnd all, too, with the greatest amount of bother nud irritation, accompanied by tlio in evitable torturing of poor, over-worked animals, that could but exoite the pity or even a Gothamlte driven along iu the run-mud whirl or business. Now you may stroll leisurely out after breakfast anil smoke while you wait for the train. knowing that you will have a seat and a rate or speed that is at once on veil tent ami exhilarating, thesstli-fsctlou of getting to business rapidly and the pleasure of rapid locomotion, which. combined, Impartau edge and zest to the appetite of money-making. In the evening the sensation Is still more sat isfactory, as the liulm-e man returns home, aud at midnight, as you come from the theater, the trip is flavored with certain comical element; for the Golliamite ladles have uot yet learned. or else they don't care, that the "horrid wretch" may look from the window of the flying car into their rooms as they doll the evening make-up ot bogus angel, tenderly lay their hair on the bureau and draw from their sacred re ceptacles the curl papers, that prepare their capillary attractions for conquest. but often disgust newly-made bride grooms.' " The usual throngs of this time or year are filling the state-rooms and replen ishing the coders or the various Euro pean steamship lines, though occasion ally unsettled as to exact date or sailing by the continued strike or the indom itable longshoreman. Many players are starting on foreign trips just now, I' rank Mayo, Hose Ey tinge and MmI- jeska having deiwrted within the week. to pass the Inward-bound ship which brings the facetious Mr. Sothern back to our shores and a characteristic aquat ic reception. People will insist on load ing down these theatrical people with preposterous masses or (lowers when taking leave of thorn on shipboard, fair ly turning the whole floral ollerlng business of such occasions into stagey burlesque, and Infecting the largest steamer with a heaviness of odor dread fully augmentative or the first qualms of seasickness. Some of the fair friends or the CoacWng Club, too, which has Its annual street drive this week, would fuln have ladened the drags and hands of the swell Jehus with enormous bou quets and flowering baskets, bnt luckily for good taste such adornments are limited by rule for the occasion too very modest description or button hole nosegay. Following the inijioaing priestly pageant or the dedication or the new Cathedral have been divers occasions or social as well us profestlutm felicitation among the ccclesiaslieal dignitaries gathered from all parts of the Union for that stately ceremonial. In all, the American primatc.Archhishopaibbons, has beon prominent, and particularly so iu the Important business or assisting tho unfortunate Archbishop Purcell to submit such a systematic statement of his well-known pecuniary harassments as may show at once how muah the dif ferent dioceses should raise to relieve tbem. Undoubtedly a great sum will be needed for this purpose, somewhere be tween, at least, rrom thirty to sixty per cent or the whole indebtedness; yet so energetic Is the spirit or tho leading churchmen toaccompllsh the honorable task, and so Strang the sympathy or all good Catholics for the venerable prelate iu his heavy affliction, that the contri butions arc sure to be ready and liberal. Archbishop I'u reel l's worn countenance, stooping form and weakened voice show most pathetically that he has shared every distress or his creditors in a pro portion not possible to he compensated, like theirs, by any future complete re lief. In a illflereut key of contemporaneous churoh music are such sacredotal events as the return or Chaplain lietcher with his Thirteenth Militia regiment rrom Canadian fraternization on tho Queen's birthday, and tbe departure of the ath the renowned pastor or Plymouth Church would look In a military uni form and on horseback. Some Ill-con ditloned fellows evinced a disposition to le ribald as the regiment formed Its homeward tramp, and bawled "Bread and water," and other phrases orobvlqus application: but, upon tbe whole, the dense crouds ou the Hanking sidewalks behaved as decorously as they ever have on such military occasions, savo when tbe late James I'isk made his first pa rade as colonel of the Ninth ICeginieut. Aucjust. A Fashionable Simpleton. The following, by the Washingtou eorioiHfenl.f tbevCiuoiouati OuttiU, shows what a fool a fashionable woman cau tie: "Iu one or Olive Iigau's recent anil aUays Interesting letters, she mentions Mrs. Pierre Ivirrilard Ronalds as such a celebrity in Ijoodon just now. The iHt et fashionable foible iu the beau monde at the tuelroMjls is the worship or fem iuiue beauty, a woman's face, ir pretty enough, civinc her entree into th mui select oirutes. A gentleman who knew Mrs. Ronalds as Fanny Curler told me a few days ago some or Ills exneriniMiB as u you iu oi eignteen wltli this heart less flirt. She was a Boston girl or no ninny, out oi greui ier9onal beauty, and extremely fascinating. He met ber the Summer she captured the wealthy New Yorker, Mr. Ronalds. "She made Ronalds very unhappy, and was the most unnatural mother I ever knew. She had two beautiful children which she absolutely seemed to bate. 'They are always iu the way,' she would say impatiently. There were days together when she would not set ber foot inside the nursery, or see the races of her beautiful children. tlie noise upset oue's nerves so,' and she didn't like to be ruflled for the day by hearing that one baby had the croup during the night, aud another the colic. It really seemed to me she acted relieved wbeu the little ones were one alter an other called to the home or many man sions to receive the tender Shepherd's care, and the love they never received while on earth. She never shed a tear or expressed a regret, or wore an out ward sign oTwoe. She seemed to leel as if one burden were oil" tier hands, at least, aud she could do a little more as she pleased than ever before. Sbe had a voice of wonderful natural power and sweetne-s, and while living so mueh aliioad she Iikh done everything In her power to cultivate it. She Is past forty now, ani! although her startling beauty has abate,!, her voice has not lost' one note or Its charm. New Yorkers won't receive her into their social circles, but more liberal Isiudnn makes a goddess of her. She does uot live with her hus band, but that Is iiothinc In the estima tion of the nobility, for oral! tbe women I have ever met in my many wander ings, l uiiiik me ultra fashionable or the liondon beau monde are the most reckletr aud unscrupulous, and shall I ay !t with the fastest proclivities !" A Notable OonrUhip. Hon. Amos Parker, tbe husband of Miss Julia E. Smith, or Glastonbury, Conn , In a speech at their wedding re ception, gave the following account or the manner In which he won his bride: My acquaintance with this ladv bes-an quietly at first. I lived away up north. lAet bummer when I read that fcer sis ter IumI departed, I wished to express my sympaiuy iu some way, but knew not how to do it exactly, but finally wni ner a vmome oi my poeim, Having written on the marirln. "With the dei sympathies of the author." Thereupon she sent me a pamphlet entitled, "Ahby tsinttli ami her Cows." On the cover of that pamphlet I saw an advertisement, sayiug that Miss Julia Smith, unaided, had translated the entire Bible, ami that it was for sale at Hartford. I immedi ately sent for it, and found that it was unlike the usual version, or King James uioip, as ll is caned. 1 then be gan revieuitig the Bible, and tbe first tiling 1 noticed was the tenses how dif. ferent they were fiom those in the com mon version. I then wrote to the trans lamr, and she replied. Then I wrote agaiu, snil got amalier reply, and finally I wrote lo her that Hich a large book as the Bible could not lie gone over by cor resMiideuee, ami said I would like to visit Her. bhe then cordially and frankly invited me to come. I came, mm we ciiBMeii mgeiner. i llitgK we sat right there (n-iintlntr to the sofaV I think on the first visit wo chatted three hours at otie silting. I did uot expect to call again. And at last, when I got ready, with my satchel in my hand, to wbik nown to lane ine stage, I found carriage at the door. I asked her who was to drive. She said, "I must", as you would not know where to co." From that time I found her acquaintance so pieasaui mat I aKel leave tncall agiiu. She thought it not advisable to marry ai an; mat. sue nan nelter weiHl tier way through the remainder of iter life nhmp But at Isst I convinced her that I was a man of honor aud somewhat or a scholar, and not a tramp; anil so sho finally said : "Upon the whole, It we cun live happier together, I don't know why we should not. The house Is large enough for both of us." And so she put the case nio my nanus, ami, by the help or Dr. Scuddtr, sbe Is my wife. Tlie Boston Gazette snvs: "Clara Louise Kellogg went from Music Hall to the Parker House, changed tier dress, packed her trunks, and left the Provi dence depot for New York all In twenty- six minutes." This Is nliout the quick est work overdone by a Singer machine. Some men never lose their presence of mind. A New York man threw his mother-in-law out or a window In the fifth story of a burning building, aud carried n feather bed down In his arms. Corre(ailUvrriUu: over mhd,o,1 Klgnn tores tnmt rasas known tlteir-names to I lie K.lllor,or no attention will he given f Hie" umiiiUHlouttuua. A blush is Nature's alarm at the ap proach or sin, and her testimony to the dignity or virtue; It is a slgu which Nature hangs out tn show where chastity and honor would dwell. letlcTulmnEelorn&ummeriouroi mat When usefulness Is considered, the same gracious sovereign's native do- man who smokes cigars dwiudles Into mains. The large outpouring to wit- insignificance by the side or a man who ... i, of Hib rtrnnkivn Pofn ; smokes bams. from the grand central depot to the fcrry owed three-fourths of Its volume to the curiosity of people as to how There ale many meu whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues.N- ha8 received a check, while ShsssBM "takes the cake," as the boys say. It is an Administration triumph. Secre tary Sherman Is the Administration candidate for President. His friends and tho Administration's friends ex Iiect to see him beat Grant for tbesMsm- iuation. Blaine is doing positively uuthiug in the matter of his own can- dldaey. He says he came so uear the nomination cnoe that he is sure light ning cannot strike him. If the nomi nation should come, he would uo doubt he very glad of It, but he will not Incur animosities and subject himself to the annoyances and the anxieties or being a candidate. Or course his friend will urge his case os they did before, but I really do not Mi eve that Blaiue has any hope for himself. He thinks Sher man is stalking ahead very rapidly. Pennsylvania is no doubt for Blaine; but what will the Camerous do? Until Sherman began to loom up as a candi date, Don Cameron was heartily for Blaine, after Grant. He has been dis posed to be for Grant against everybody, hut now he may switch around and go for his uncle, Johu Sherman, in whose house he courted his charmlntr wife. But Don will never try any more or the Hartrauft business. The probability is that he will be for Sherman first, then Grant, and then Blaine. He has given upConklingasan impossibility. Rams- dell, of the Philadelphia Timet, relates the following nuecdote about Don and Blaine, which will be understood by those who remember how Don, by mam strength as it were, kept the Pennsyl vania dolegatlou rrom voting for Blaine in the Cincinnati Convention, when two-thirds or them were for him, and a few votes would have nominated him? The other day, when the recommenda tions for the appointment of a Pennsyl vania Judge were ready to be sent to the President, Blaine, Don and anotherSen ator, who shall be nameless, stood to gether iu the Senate Chamber, oue or them holding the envelope addressed, "The President, Executive Mansion." A page stood near at hand to take the recommendation to the White House. The nameless Senator, who held the en velope, placed his hand on the young Senator's shoulder and said: "Don, lilaine ought to be in the White House receiving papers bearing that address." "Yes," answered D.in, "aud he would have been ir I had not been a fool," and he and Blaine shook hands on it. One of the well-known women of Washineton is Mrs. Kate Sprague, the lieautiful ami accomplished daughter of Chief Justice Chase, who married Sen ator Sprague, of Rhode Island, when the Sprsguee were wealthy aud powerful. She is now living here at "EJgewood," her late father's suburban residence, and seems destined to always occupy public attention in one way or another. L-ist year she succeeded in getting a bill through Congress exempting this prop erty from taxation, and also won a law suit of some sort here iu the District Courts, Senator Conkling appeariug as her attorney. Now she has just won another suit, tho circumstances of which have caused considerable comment. A photographer sued her for a bill or $55 for photographs and views taken to illustrate a biographical sketch or her father. The photographs were made by her order and submitted for her approv al, but she placed the linoncial respon sibility ou the author of the biography. The photographer sent the bill lo her husband, ex-Senator Sprague, who re plied that he had nothing tn do with Mrs. Sprsgue's bills. Tlie Court refused to give judgment against her on the ground that a married woman is a non entity in the District, ami caunut be sued. It complicates matters some what, as the position that she does uot own separate real estate don't consist exactly with the exemption of a flue piece of property from taxation because the owuer or It is a woman, and the daughter or a man the country has loved to honor. Mrs. Sprague was the observed or all observers iu the Senate gallery last Winter, and, altogether, her career has beeu a little notorious. Gen eral Sherman accompanied her In her recent attendance at Court. Dom Pediio. "THE DBC.NKIRD." JThe following V?bM been handed as. fa to laK'nkowta ,u """" never Dah awn the cum. i CTp. ou iniul. LETTEB PBOMWASHINGTON. FItOJI OUIt JSKQUI-vhcOltltKSl'OXDKNT Wasiiinotox, D. a, -May 30, 1679. To the Kkitok ok the New XoirriiWBbT: There has been a good deal of interest here in Ohio politics for some time past. Indeed, it looks almost as though the Washington end was rather running the rnachlue. Up to tho meetiug of the Republican Convention there was a strong Impression here that the Gov ernorship question would finally settle down to a coutest between Sher man aud Thurman, but tbe nominalist! of Foster changes the aspect of things. The interest of Presidoutial candidates is what complicates matters from . Washington standpoint, and. so Art ass Y 1. t ... . ""..I vmiu i a concerueu, insurant iaovU)HiiWr sua i i.nu,l an uu, mat win unut us vile stuff. And If you Uo not mv(- it .. had. n,e h"' wlsu jha Tonee heard a man say that he Loved bl nits and eblld U. nrlv But klnc Aleohnl claimed him ' And plunged him deep Into sin. . He tot drunk In a grogshop, And tgered home to IU rif. And without a word of warning He took her Uear life. starts) was all on fire with rum. Debased ami dezraded of men toe nse of gin to the sallows did vm.. a ruin Iff ml. j.. i . ' It wartlike rum fiend's fearful end. When he Is ones under unxtn'dm H don not know when ho has enoughs Beware rthem rap. To roar Hps never trout It, ll wHI eaute ran to become a Dronkard, Jt Us dark bvverage do not sip. If yon wish to bs well and hr althy, KIVl rtflir nf mm a ... I iu iaIHu. j Do n;i poltne yourself with the Blthy ntiu ih unwuvn. Suffrage a Natural Eight. When Thomas Jeflerson penned tho immortal document which sought to justify before the civilized world tho determination of the colonies to sever the tie which bound them to the mother country, and lo take their place among independent nations, ho hanl thnr. justification upon the principle that Just governments derive their powers from the cotieeul of the governed." It was the enunciation of a new truth, and one diametrically opposed to the fundamental principle of monarchical goverument. The king claimed to rule by right divine; his authority was in the nature of a grant rrom the King of Kings, and, or course, independent or the consent or his subjects. One or tbe other or these theories must underlie all civil government. In other word, the civil ruler holds his rightful authority by divine right, as a vice-regent of the Almighty, independent of the will of his subjects, or his right is derived from the consent or those who are governed. The first is monarchy, the second de mocracy. II the first be the true the ory, then democraoy is a wicked and infamous usurpation of powers never conrerred upon the people; the princi ple claimed by Jeflersou as axiomatic is a baseless falsehood ; our whole govern mental system is built upon false prin ciples; the revolt against the authority or George the Third was a crime. Ou the other haud, ir just govern ments derive their powers Irora the con sent or the governed, then suflrage is a natural right, inherent in all rational human beings, and all persons are enti tled to Its exercise on Impartial terms. Any law or regulation which requires of one person, who Is subject to the gov ernment, any condition which is not required or every other person in order lo enjoy this natural right, is a gross and cruel outrage, wholly indefensible, and utterly at variance with the princi ples upon which this nation is founded. The ouly locical escano from tl.Q elusiou herein stated is to rinnv tho premises, and that Involves the over throw of all government by the people, and a concession of all the mountrous claims or the defenders of kingly au thority. It Is, therefore, not to be won dered at that there have been so few attempts to preseut arguments Rgainst Impartial suflrage. No man of sufficient mental ability to comprehend a princi ple or recognize a logical conclusion cares to stultify himself by attempting so hopeless a task as preseuting valid reasons why half the people should bo peremptorily disfranchised, while claim ing the Inestimable valueof thesuflrace to himself. The suniemo tmn,t such a claim, the egotistic and selfish disposition betrayed by it, while not anomalous in human nature, is not supposed to be characteristic or honora ble meu. A fitting counterpart may be found in the historic resolutions or the disciples oriirigham Young: J?esoffe,That the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof. i7eofpetf,That the Lord has given the earth to his saints. Jietolvetl, That we are the saints. A Sixth Skxse. I was ouce request ed by a valued medical friend loatd him in some experiments with a case of alleged sixth sense, or the asserted pow er ot reading without the use of the eyes. ..... JCT,V umue i, B ciaim was a Josh Billings suggests that manv young poet might be able to collect his scattered thoughts if he would ouly look into an editor's waste-basket early in LUC IUUlUIU)j. A little girl, on looking at a picture or shin In a thutidir..t.r.n . i. i tt,.r iirij r . 1CIUOHHI iGlHl.WM 8tlok,B crooked pins Into the bad men." - There Is nothlm? tprrlhu in u... that our life hath mmln It .,. r,.,,j. Henry. lady of edueation, culture, and social posttiou, universally aud justly respect ed. In answer to the request, I stated iiiui. ny iieuuctive reasoning It was es tablished as firmly as the Copernlcan theory, or the law of the persistence of force, that no liumau creature oauld have any such power, and that therefore it would be unscientific lo Investigate any suoh olaim; but as an amusement, and for the sakeofdeterminlng whether the deception was intentional or unin tentional, I would suggest andjirspare some lest in which all the six sources of error would be excluded. This was doue. The tests were or course not tak en, but the result of the investigation was to demonstrate the Interestimr nxyi-hological ftct I hat for Years a irin. ful and agreeable lady had been deceiv ing not only strangers and Mends, but even her own husband, by means of the very old and familiar "ballot-trick," and a not especially adroit method of per forming it. Tlie puzzliugcasesofstarv Ing girls, the invalid clairvovants of mediumship, that are constantly Infest ing and astonishing civlliTxl .u, are in many lustauces to be similarly explained. The "miml.rM.finr.il ,1 originally self-deceived, since thephvsl ologlcal Interpretation of that phenom enon is too complex and profound to be suggested, not to say comprehended, by ...o luui ui niose wuo are accustomed, to practice that art. But at the present time the public performers probably understand. In a general way, tbe phi losophy or their success, at least enough to know, that their claims or a sixth sense are baseless. Popular Soienee MonUUy. Miss Marv Anderson is a doomed girl. The moment she allowed the world to kuow that sbe bad $80,000 ahead, it be came simply a question as-to what mas culine institution she would endow. There Is no escape. An actress with $80,000 has to forswear lap-dogs and poodles and keep a husband. iVctsftWIie American, a