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j - BIX1HAT rUBLUHlSfi CBMriSr, rresrWsnu OFTIOK-Cor. FbomtA Washimtiok Stobxis A Jonrn.il for the People. hevoted to the Interests or Humanity. Imlcpeodent la Polities and Religion. Alive to alt Live Issues, and Thoroughly Radleal In Opposing ami Exposing the Wronss or the Mosses. f II I H II , I ... TKIisft IN ADVANCK s Of year Sit uoutl.s .. i as l-y iiunnw nmiq; OVSraSMCBWl SlgUX ore. mast make known their name, to tlie Editor, or no altenikra wH be ulven to llieh eotniBHBleaUnni MJVKRll8KME!re Inserted on Betuonn b "Term. voxtnuE vxrc. POTiTIVlVr) , OREGON, aCIITJI?SXVY, .TXJIVE , 1870. NTJaVEBEH -11. - . Kbei Si-keck, Fhek Press, Fiiar People. I ELINOR NORTON. B MA BY 8RAKK SMITH. CHAlTTtR XIII. NYheu Frank left the house that even i k aftr the iotervlew wlili his mother. li neither thought nor aired where he going ; be Only sought to relieve hie excited, buHeinoJ mind by vigorous !' -iual exercise, uocoos?iously taking n of the (m4 possible weans to caltn ti elf by obeying nature, which al- vi calls oa to ber broad bosom wlien 1' 8a rt-pulaed from huaiau hearts. It , (piitly sfa soothes us sometimes, U.j her soft Bummer breath on brow u.a link. Hw Mraetly the myriad to: us of trees and waving grass wbiS' per o iisolatloo in time of trouble, If we wiM ouly listen. How Joyously the ight-taeed flowers smile up at us when t-jr beetle are bowed down by anguish, as if they would tell us, "It is only for a little while." How gloriously the stars look down from their placid heights lu the blue ether, and silently Inspire us with courage to bear the ills of time, netp ua to realize mat there Is a boundless future all our own, if we will have it, into which can come naught to mar or vex ; that there Is a God of love etching over us, oaring for us, guldiug no, not away from trouble, hut through It to everlasting peace and joy. But lleref Wintry winds had long since driven .Summer breezes hence. Nature had euveloped herself In her ermine mantle, mod hidden her face with the veil of night. The social trees were ouly living skeletons. The humble KrM,, the timid flowers were deed, ami pave no sign of resurrection. Even tlie Serene stars, ever shining in heaven, were enearUined from sight by heavy clouds, and the young man felt that the outer world wu but a fit picture of the storm-ewept kingdom of his heart. He felt like a ship flying before the gale without a helm. His love, his honor, Ms manhood beckoned him forward to i.applnes. Duty, like a pale statue, motionless and stern, seemed standing in nia path, barring his progress with outspread arms. His impetuous self will said : "Oo oo ; it is your right ; regard none who would deprive you of it; crush all opposition." Cesweience whispered : "Be aref j 1 ! Your mother has loved and borne with you from earliest lu faney. Beware bow you wound her or separate ber from you ! Beware 1" Aad that tie t .uflict raged within, as i he young man continued his rapid walk, v. iih bat drawn over hie eyes, un observant of all about him, inteut only on the problem of his life. He bad always wished to do right For years be had been determined to do so; but now, what wa right? He could not tell. To retreat, to yield to his mother, who from merely seHtsh considerations of worldly policy refused to sanction his choice, was not to be thought of seriously. To defy her, to take bis own course In spite of her op position, to alienate her from him, to leave her alone in her declining years, seemed impossible. What should he do? He could not tell, and at last he felt that he was r rowing weary, that lie needed rest, and that he must turn homeward. Gradually he became calmer, and the nearer he came to his home the more bis hopefulness asserted itself, and be felt that things might pos sibly not turn out so badly after all. When at last he reached home and went to his room, he retired, weary in body and mind, but hoping his mother might relent at last when she saw how deeply be was interested in Elinor. He thought that he might have spoken hastily, and vexed his mother into say ing more than she really felt, for he could not clearly recall what he had amid. He slept but little, and rose early, Intending to see Elinor before his departure; but, after he left his room, he decided not to send for her, but to wait Ull his return, when lie would have ample time for explanation of all that had occurred, after be had had another interview with his mother, whleli he hoped might even render unnecessary the painful and humiliating confession be now had to make of his mother's op position anJ hitter feeling. He left home gloomily, feeling that he would rather lose all the money In volved In the bosiness to whieh he was attending than to be absent that day ; but still he felt that he must go, because he had promised that he would, and It never occurred to him that anything might happen. The journey was unusually disagreea ble to the young man, who thought he had never traveled when wind, snow, sold and human beings united to make things just as unpleasant as they well could be. He was too much absorbed in his own reflections to realise that the difference wee in himself: and the friend who accompanied him was on tirely at a lose to imagine what bad heppeued to make the genial, pleasant, gentlemanly young Stoddard so re served, silent and pre-occupied. When they arrived at their d est Inn tion, Frank did all he possibly oould to have his business attended to at once; but everything seemed to be in bis way. Obstacles seemed innumerable to bis impatient spirit ; and when, at last, he was free to board the homeward bound train, it was late in the day, and he knew lie could not hope to reach home before nine or ten o'clock. He groaned inwardly as the hours dragged on, ami thought the train moved at a snail's I tare It was, indeed, very slow, on ac amint of the Know, awl when at Iswt the depot ws) readied, they were an hour behind time. He took a carriage ami drove rapidly home; but the house was dark, and when he let himself in, near midnight as it was, lie wae forced to relinquish the thought of seeing any one, aud went to his own room, weary awl disap pointed, aud with a vague premonition of evil weighing on his mtud. He half hoped, half feared to see IJIi nor next morning beferc he aould talk with his mother; but she did not ap pear, and after a solitary breakfast, he sent a tnessago to his mother, saying he wished to see her immediately, or as soon as would be couveulent to her. She Kept lilru walling two long, tedious hours, and then gave him permission to come to her. He wondered much. while waiting, why Eliuor did not ap pear, but would not question any of tho servants, for he thought they already regarded him with curious eyes, and he could not bear to have the name of the woman he loved bandied about by gos siping tongues. He proceeded at once to his mother's room, and on entering noticed that she looked haggard and worn. He greeted her with deference and kindness, his conscience whispering to him that he had spoken with unnecessary hardiness. perhaiw, at their last meeting. He ex- plalued how he had been detained the previous day, and said he hoped he had not caused her any trouble or uneasi ness. She replied coldly to all his attempts at conversation, and his heart began to sink to see ber resolution annarentlv unshaken. However, he determined that he would leave nothing undone to secure peace, and be accordingly said, after a long pause : "Mother, I am sorry If I said any thing disrespectful to you the oilier day. I was very much excited, and may have said what I ought not," "It was not so much what you said as what you wished to do that displeased me," said Mrs. Stoddard, In ti less frigid tone, for she felt surprised that her sou should speak thus so soon. 7 cannot ask nardon for that." raid the young man, firmly, "for I wished to do nothing wrong, and I hope to be able to iuduee you to chance vour mind about It, and consent to what will make me happy. I will not lie rash nor hasty. I will wait, and give you time to think it all over, and I cannot help reeling that when you have accustomed yourself to the thought, you will feel that I have made a wise choice. I kuo w you could never have a more faithful. aflectionate daughter than Elinor," he added, warmly, uot being able to be lieve that his mother could be wholly destitute of kindly feeling for the orphan girl who had been In her home so mauy years. But, when the haughty woman spoke, he felt that he was indeed mistaken- yes, mistaken In his mother. He felt that he had never before really known her, and he suddenly felt that an Impas sable gulf yawned between them that could never be bridged. She fixed her eyes upon him and said, slowly and with painful distinctness : "Never apeak to me In that way again. Do not insult me by presuming to ask me to change my mind, for I shall never do it ; and do not disgust me by any more praise of that miserable beggar who has spoiled your life and given me more trouble than I shall ever recover from. I repeat what I told you before. You must choose between us. I will never recognize her as your wife, nor live in the same house with her. If you persist lu disgracing yourself, you will do it alone. I will have nothing to do with either of you." She turned from htm as she finished speaking, and sot as If oblivious of his presence. He was so overwhelmed by conflicting emotions that for a brief time he sat perfectly still and said not a word, his head resting on his band, his Hits set firmly, and his breath coming hard. At last he raised his head and broke the oppressive sileuee : "Mother, I have done all I could. I shall make no further efforts to win your consent. Since you will have it so, I will find another home far myself aud my wife, for my wife Eliuor shall he, aud no earthly power can prevent It. I have always tried to be an obedient son, but I am old enouch to dwlila rnr myself iu this matter, which concerns me vitally, and I feel that you have no right to attempt to prevent It. I shall do nothing secretly nor privately, but I shaft go to her at ouoe and have a full understanding. You, of course, will do as you ohoose about me, but I shall con tinue to act as a sen should as far as I can." He turned to leave the room, when bis mother said, in a low tone, as if she feared the result of the announcement: "She is gone ; you will uot find her." "Gone! Where is she gone? What do you mean ? You have not sent her away? It Is not possible 1" cried the young man, In great excitement, as be saw by his mother's face that that was Iudeed what she meant. He came close up to her, and said, sternly: "Tell me where she Is, for I will never step till I find her. If you do not, I will find out from some one olse. Did she not say where she was going? Why did she go before I came hack ? Tell me !" "I will tell you," said she, at last, goaded on in say what she had not meaut to by the sight of hi agonized face and the bound of hi distressed voice, both lelliugso plainly of his love. "She has gone to Philadelphia to join thoe other creatures calling themselves women, who are so lost to all sense of modesty aud decency that they foree themselves into the medieal college with the young men, who despise them that is where your paragon is," she said, toornfully. "She went while you were gone, because I ordered her out of the house, and she had no choice but to go then. Did you suppose I was going to allow her to stay here and defy me to my face? I offered her everything she could desire if she would go to friends of mine ; but she disdained to listen to me, and took her own course. 'Birds of a feather,' you kuow. Kow, do you want to go to bar, and identify yourself with such ascaudalous character?" she added, mockingly, hate gleaming iu her eyes und sbarpeulug her voice. j "Follow her? Yes, to the ends of the earth," said the young man, impetu ously, stopping short in his rapid walk about the room, "and protect aud defend her from the insults of those who cannot do her justice. Even you shall not slander bar thus In my presence again. I will not bear it I will uot listen to It! It Is unendurable ! If you attempt it, I will leavo your presence, and If you per sist In It, you will banish me as well as her. You have gained nothing by harshness, for I will follow her aud marry her, if the will have me, as surely as I stand here. You kuow as well as I do that no purer-minded woman lives in this world, and it is useless for you to try to prejudice me against her, for neither you nor any one else can do it." He began his walk again, and went on: "Whatever she undertakes Is done from a pure, uoble motive, aud any woman who tries to fit herself to aid the suffering among her owu sex Is deserv ing of all praise, and ought to be en couraged, Instead of being made the victim of sneers, reproaches aud mali cious slanders, such as some of these young 'gentlemen' students are guilty of. Oentlemeu. indued I who would insult a woman because site wished to study medicine ought to be Kicked out orany decent school, and I would like the task of doing it. If any vile cur ever dares to toko Elinor's pure name iu vain on that' account, or any other, I will punish him as he deserves. And now I am going to her," he said. defiantly, as he left the room, for the first time in his life leaving his mother with the feeling that she was unworthy his respect, and too indignant to care how he spoke. He would not ask Elinor's address, for he felt sure she would go to her mother's friend in her time of trouble, aud lie set out for Philadelphia as soon as hecould, chafing at every minute of delay. His blood seemed atfever-hetit, lusplteof the bitter weather, and he was hardly con scious of what inssed about him as the train rolled along. After her sou's departure, Mrs. Stod dard experienced a very natural reaction from the great excitement she had felt since Ills first avowal of bis love for Eli nor. She had beeu during this time un der the absolute ooutrol of violent pas sions, than which there are no more cruel, brutal masters. It Is no wonder that In her feeble health she should feel the results physically. Before Frank learned his fate that night from Elinor, his mother was writhing in the grasp of a most agonizing malady. (To be continued.! "Bkauty Sleep." Sleep obtained two hours before midnight, when the negative forces are in operation, is the rest which most recuperates the system. giving brlghtuess to the eyes aud a glow- to me cueeK. rue uuierenno in the ai penrance of a person who habitually retires at ten o'clock, aud that of one who sits up until twelve, is quite re markable. The toue of the sviteui. so evident in the complexion, the clear ness ami sparKie nt the eyes, and the softness of the lines of the features, are, in a person or health, kept at "eoucert pitch" by taking regular rest two hours before twelve o'clock, nud then obtain ing the "beauty sleep" of night. There is a heaviness of the eyes, a sallownees of the skto, and un absence of that glow lu the face which renders it fresh in ex pression and round iu appearance, which readily distinguish the person who keeps late hours. Of all the love nllnirs of this world, nothlug, nothing can surpass the true lovo of a big boy for his mother. It Is pure love, aud noble and honorable in the highest degree to both. I do not mean dutiful alleclion. I mean a love which makes a boy gallant and courte ous to his mother, saying plainly to everybody that he is in love with her. Next to the love of a husband, nothing so crowns a woman's life with houor as this second love, this devotion of a sou to his mother. And I never knew a boy to turn out bad who began by fall- ug In love with his mother. A boy b.vi f a '?vf.r ?f 1,18 mother is a true this boy g'r,S ma' Uy l W'U Revolutions produced by violence are often followed by reactions; the vleto- eternIty!aS9n 0IM galnel1 are Ba,neU for Toll, feel, think, hope. A man Is sure to dream enough before be dies without making arrangements for the purpose. LETTEB PBOM HEW YOBK. FHOM OOIt ItKOl'hAIt COIlHUSPONriKKT. Xew YollK, June 7, 1879. TOTHK EotTOKOl'TIIE NEW XOKTII WEST: It seems peculiarly unfortunate that anything should give a fresh ttart to "striking" tactics at a period in the wholesomely gradual reco-ery of busi ness, when all branches of manufactur ing and mercantile industry must yet figure upon very small margins of profit, be the volume of demand what it may. Manufacturers are shipping to Europe now, because at last the costs of native manufacture aud foreign freightage are low enough to enable them to compete in prices with foreigners on their owu soil. Capitalists are oucc more'buyiug and improving real estate, because bulldlug materials and labor are cheap enough to justify the venture, under any possible hazard of the immediate future. If, however, upon these auguries of hotter times skilled labor Is to begin crying at once for a full return to the scale of wages ruling Iu the flush times of a dozen years ago, our dawnWig pros perity can be but short-lived. The troublo seems to be thru our working men, hearing people talk of the improv' ing aspect of fiuauciitl atlairs, seeing their employers favored with an acces sion of trade, aud notiug that a major ity of their own hitherto unemployed brethren have found work at last, take it for granted that they are invidiously wronged by being compelled yet to accept rates of pay established while the times were hard. They do not realize that these very rales are the only basis upon which employers are yet able to do any business at all, great or small, aud that whatever living profit accrues to the employer from such a basis has its corresponding practicability of liveli hood for the employed In the reduced cost of all the necessaries of life. If labor can only have the good sense and patience to wait until, In tho due pro cess of appreciating values, a growing volume of business means again pro portionately enhanced profits therein, it may easily gain its commonsurately higher pay, without untimely strikes. Iu its great contraction from the pro portions of other seasons, the list of evening amusements preseuts few at tractions for audiences cither large or critical, and they will be yet fewer in another week. Each additional Sum mer now intensifies the convictions of managers and public alike that in tho mouths of hot weather In New York there is no living for cither theatrical or any other style of entertainment re quiring closed doors. Two or three houses on theold plan of Nlblo's Garden might hope for a payingpatronage with some such light exhibitions as the in imitable pantomimic Ilavels were wont to give; but theaters in the city can no longer alluid the real oslato luxuries of garden attachments, aud, since the Havel family finally dissolved, there has been discovered no adequate substitute for their peculiar Summery character of performance. The "garden," pure and simple, with instrumental music for the oars, Ices and iced beverages for tho mouth, and divers artificial arrange ments of shrubbery, caged birds, grav eled paths and statuary fountains for theeyes, is the only existing representa tive of the class of resorts to which oitl zens yet in town cau betake themselves for an evening pastime adapted to a tropical season. Thus that unsightly enclosure of widely varied uses formerly known as Gilmorc's Is now greatly thronged ou all clear, warm nights, Its new title of the Mud I sou Square Gar den, new Dodworth's Band, uew cornet player, Liberal!, and uew dispensations of shrubbery, cascade and creams con stituting the nearest approach we have to the souudlngly-named Summer uighU' louuging-placcs of foreign cities. At the spacious Twenty-third street German Music Hall, too, mentioned as a marked popular success in a former letter, the attendance is worthy of Ber lin or Vienna. The music of both es tablishments Is excellent. Probably in a few more years the business of furnish ing special Summer amusements for the homo bound multitude and hotel guests of the town may be developed to something like metropolitan propor tions; for there are unquestionably the patrons iu New Y'ork for half a dozen first-class resorts of the "garden" order from June to September. The six electric lights ou the Broad way side of the postofilcc, which have been lu use for some time, have been temporarily abandoned, aud tho clerks are now compelled to perform their work by gaslight. The return to the gaslight Is very much objected to by the clerks, who say the electric lights were satisfactory Iu every respect. Tue light is much brighterond pleasanter, and the air, when, the electric lights were in use, was much clearer and cooler. The rea son for the abandonment of the electric light Is said to bo that tho company operating the light do not think It ad visable to coutluue free exhibitions un til some decision is made by the Gov ernment either In favor of or against their system. When the Government advertised for bids for lighting the building, this company put iua bid, and also Introduced several of their lights for the purpose of affording a practlcal test of Its efficiency. A short time ago the Secretary of the Treasury sent a commission ou to this city to examine the new Hgbt and decide upon the practicability of Itsadoptlon. The com mittee will report in a few days, and In the meantime the company has come to the conclusion that the post office authorities and the Government have had free light long enough, and will suspend operations until some decision has been reached. It was announced yoslerday by cable that the failure of David Stuart & Co., of Liverpool, had seriously affected the Presbyterian Agency In America, for whom they were agents, and to whom they were largely Indebted. To-day the treasurer of the Presbyterian Board of Missions in this city said that the Board were as much surprised at the failure as many of the houses Iu Liver pool. It was impossible at present to state how much the firm was indebted to American Presbyterians, as the busi ness was conducted by means of circu lar notes, the extent of which was not yet known. It would bo necessary to obtain from the house a list of the notes that had been endorsed before. anything definite could be arrived at, and it would lake from ten days to two weeks before this Information could reach New Y'ork. The Duke of Argyll, his daughter Lady Mary, and Lady Campbell and Lord Walter Campbell, his youngest son, left for Canada via the Hudson Itiver railroad yesterday morning. They proceeded direct to Niagara Falls, from which point they will take the steamer down the St, Lawrence River to the Thousaud Islands and Quebec, at which place the Marquis of Lorue and Princess Louise will Join them, and afterwards proceed to Halifax and thence to Mon treal. The Duke and his party will re turn to this city July 15, and will take an early departure for home. Auqust. Out Work Basket. To us, who arc obliged to practice the little ecouomles of life, it is a positive necessity to patch and darn, and our patch basket soon became an Indlsnen- slble institution in thehomeof our early married lire. It is an old basket now. showing the wear of a quarter of a cen tury's use; It has held in its prime the tiny garments of the first baby aud the last. Thebasket grew no longer, though the babies did, aud it is treasured now as a precious reminder of those early days. The little feet whoso restless nat tering kept this basket full of frayed stockings, have gone out to travel the world's devious ways, leaving it empty now, and mother to dream of the row of little shoes that used to niebtly lie on the sitting-room hearth. Itbinka barn would not hold tho garments that one by one have loin In Its wicker depths. garments that came back weekly to get uew uutious or new strings, anu that soon come again to be patched then to be cut down lor the next one In size, finally tlnishiug oITinto a ball of carpet rags; that too laid in the basket till It grew big enough to be put away into a bag with the rest of the balls, that ac cumulated into a carpet for the little folks to finally kick out with their little heels. Then there were the clothes for the older ones of the family to be made, that were folded Into the willing receptacle tin iinisiieu; mere were smrts tor the husband whose bosoms and wristbands wero to be stitched slowly by hand, drawing a thread to keep it even. Sheets and pillow cases innumerable, with patch-work quills occasionally, and all that too before machines came to multi ply stitches and multiply wants when one pair of hands did it all, with wash ing, Ironlngandcooking for work hand, going to bed tired, but rising refreshed and ambitious for the next day's duties, with the world all before us watching for the "ship that so slowly comes In." The Halcyon days of youth of young motherhood, before we eat the "dead sea fruit that turn to ashes in the taste." Farmer. Lahies at Auction. Not long ago at a church sociable in Raciue, Wiscon sin, the managers hit upon tho rather fasoluating scheme of raising money by putting the ladles up at auction and selling them to the highest bidder for cash. Some of the young ladles brought fancy price?, aud the receipts swelled the ohurch treasury almost to bursting, aud there was great excitement amoug the bulls and bears of the market. But the plan has entailed an Infinite amount of III feeling in that community. One gentleman's wife, a really charming and interesting woman what the voluble auctioneer declared was "a most desira ble piece of goods, though not divlsable so as to suit purchasers" was kuocked down atthelnsigulficautsumol twenty live cents; whereat the jealous husband got mad at this slight put upon his wife's charms, and swore "likethearmy In Flanders" at the church and all con nected therewith. The friends of the family have taken sides with them, and the rupture threatens to be a serious one for that church. The indignant bus- band asks, "How would you like to have your wife soul for two shillings?" Per haps it would bo well enough to remiud the gentlemau that specie payments have been resumed, and that the prices or all commodities havo slrucK bed rook. Exclianne. "Do you really bollevo that an ass ever spoke to Balaam?" queried a man who prided himself upon bis Intellect. Coleridge, to whom the questloo was put, reflected very calmly for a few moments, and then responded: "My friend, I have no doubt whatever that the story Is true. I have been spoken to In the same way myself." The Maine Legislature intended to cut the Governor's salary down to $1,500 a vear. but bunclincly worded the act so as to empower him todraw thatamouul every three months. jcciuwge. Two beautiful English girls, who in happier days practiced blacksmlllilntr. have, In their poverty, started a black smith's shop in Louisville, Ky., and they have plenty to do. Five hundred little girls were recently confirmed at one service, by Cardinal XrnPlnoVn In Vnif rrxrh- LETTEB FBOMWASHINGTOir. FItOM OUK KKQULAK CORKBSPOXDKXT. Washington, D. C, June 7, 1879, To tub Knrroit of the New North wavr: The anticipated nomination of Secre tary McCrary for the judgeship made vacant by the resignation of Judge Dillon, was sent to the Senate early lu tho week. When the report was first started that this result might be ex pected, there were several denials, and the President is said to have professed Ignorance of it; but the confirmation has come even sooner than was antici pated. So it seems that President Hayes must have given up his sentimental dream of an unbroken Cabinet from the beginning to the end of his term. There is considerable speculation as to who will be Mr. McCrary's successor in tho War office. Wayne MoVeagh, of Penn sylvania, has been mentioned very con fidently by Borne who profess to have the oar or the Administration; so also has Hon. John Hancock, of Texas. An insane Ohio man said that Attorney- General Devens would be promoted to tho secretaryship and Stanley Matthews given charge of the Department of Jus tice. But this is unlikely, especially as the Senate would hardly confirm him. Somo of the more radical Republicans Insist that the uew Secretary should come from the Northwest. Quite likely the appointment of Mr. Hancock would be far from satisfactory to the President's party, and I hardly think it Is seriously contemplated. His Excellency Is not as much of a concili ator as lie was once supposed to be. Mr. Hancock IsaDemocrat.and wasa mem ber of the Forty-fourth Congress, where he made a record for ability and broad liberality. But he was defeated (or re nomination, and among Republicans the charge Is made that It was because of his record as a Union General In the late war. At tho election for members of the Forty-sixth Cougress he was again a candidate, and this time received the nomination of his party, but was defeated at the polls it is said by the Democrats themselves. The talk of bis probable appointment to the vacancy auoui to occur in me uauinet arises from the fact that he Is now here at the bidding of the President, and that he is known to have great Influence at the White House. No city lu the Republic, not even New York, so swarms with adventur esses as Washington, which has for years been the chosen field of the bold, dangerous, wholly unprincipled tribe. They can be counted by hundreds; are of every sort aud degree. They are in the Departments, at the hotels, at the boarding-houses everywhere that a man cau be fouud, seduced or frightened. Their missions aro multifarious, aud their movements mysterious. Thev are seeking positions; they are lobby ists; they have, or their friends have, claims. They need personal, political, pecuulary assistance Iudeed, all kinds, except the moral kind. Most of them are black-mailers. They are so crafty and treacherous that public mou of rep utation or means are afraid of and al ways on the alert against them. The late Salmon P. Chase would never, dur ing his ofllolnl lire at the capital, see a woman he did uot know intimately, ex cept in the presence of witnesses. Many Congressmen, Senators, and other ofllce-hnlders, have also made it a rule to receive no visits from women alone. Senator Chandler, though uot noted for delicacy, Is particularly careful on this point. So is Ben Butler, despite his audacity aud recklessness. These aud other public men refuse to see women at their rooms, or houses, or anywhere, without third persons. The experience at others, if not their own, has made thorn wary and apprehensive. There are, doubtless, many men not afraid of any man. Wo question if there be any man not afraid of women. If there be, ho has surely never been in Washing ton. When woman cxeroises equal political privileges, these adventuresses will be suppressed. Dom Pedko. A correspondent of Vick's Magazine gives tue toiiowing directions for brine' ing corn to maturity early iu the season. adding that he picked his corn last year iuside of sixty days from the time of planting. ".Let the conditions of the soil and manure lie the best you can command, and aside from the frequent weedlngand hoelug, stirring the ground thoroughly, thin the stalks to three or four; three Is best If you would save tbe largest ears and most of them. Pluck out unmercifully every sucker and non hearing stalk that process alone will hasten your corn a week or ten days, as I have come to believe from experiment. I have added this year a top dressing at the hill, when tbe corn was well op a compost of one part plaster, two parts ashes, and two parts fine manure, which I think has been a great advantage." A four-year-old saw Ids parents pre paring for church, and asked them to take blm along witb them. He was told that he was too little, and must wait till he should grow bigger. "Well," returned he, "you'd better take me now, for when I get blccerl mav not want to go." The parents saw the nni n and he was taken. Never sit down and brood of any kind. If yon are vexed with yourself or the world, this is no way to ohtaln satisfaction. Find yourself em ployment that will keep your mind ac- utr, uiiu, uepenu upon it, this will force out unwholesome thoughts. An eminent nhvsinlnn ftftVfi ft In lit. irlm is a great talker caunot have a pretty mouth. J PIATIXG AT COURTING. " "Mr -mm our earls. "Then hum above Tour work, white in.i Ami qutek yoor heart beitaon Anil yet uneom-eloun neem, u if' There never was a Jonn. "Well, I am here; I dare not kias Tbe little hand I touch; It wm, jut silting by yoor We Almost one Joy too much. "And as your shining needle moves. Tin bliss enoiuli to see The down-eurled lashes sometimes lift To sleal a glance at me. "The children sby look in sometimes; I do not call them here; 1M rather not, to tell the Irnth, Uave anybody near. "Tbe old folk bid a pleased Good-olcbt,' And leave as two toeUv To think and Mush, hut noralng say, Kieep about tbe weather. "Jlot somehow, by and by, how Is'lT I never coulil define. My arm gets straggling round your waist, Vour hand gets clasped la mine: "And somehow, stranger still, your cheek Comes very near mine own. For thus to bend my bead to hear That basbfol, whispering tone. "And then" wife nudged me; elose behind, Kyes opened wide to see. Our oldest stood nee Just the age Her mother married me. A 'Woman's Golden "Word. Miss Frances E. Wlllard. of Chioafm. is President of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Illinois. Her good mother writes her these golden words: Dont be diflconraeed. mv chilif vtnt it i n thought; then u conviction; then it H au argu ment ; then It is the great heart or the people; then it Is vtetory. That is com Ing, and we have UUL to WH11. The life-experience of this mother has given her faith in the nrooregg anil power of rigid. What her creed may ue, is or small moment comnared tn this; and this is one great lesson that every spiritual thinker should learn. With that lesson iu the heart and soul. come fidelity, heroism, perseverance and victory at last. Of course we work wniie waitluir. and so we win. This applies not merely to temperance, but iu every great reiorm. .his Woman's Temrjeranca TTnlon has just preseuted a creat netitlon to our State Legislature that women may ue auoweu to vote on liquor license. Some oue hundred and ten thousand names, of which fifty thousand were voters, were signed to this petition, which was stretched from pillar to pillar over the heads of the peoples' ssrvants In the Stale House, lugged up to tbe speaker's desk by two men, presented with fit addresses by three women, treated with high respect, aud a special and brilliant public reception given its advocates at the Governor's house. It had the largest list of signers ever given to any petition In the State, and will wiu; uot to-day, but in good time women will vote on that question, as surely they should, as having their a!! at stake the sanctity of wifehood an i motherhood and home. Then they wi'! vote on other questions; equal rieii' will help peace and. justice, aud world will be the better for It. The newspapers tell us that in Lan sing, the State capital of Michigan, the daily receipts at the bar of tbe large hotel, where politicians and business meu congregate, were over 3(22 two years ago, but are about S9 this season "Small by degrees, aud beautifully lets" A few years ago Zacharlah Chandler was elected United States Senator by the Legislature, and he took that hntol for the nicht, tilled it with his friends. made wiues aud liquors free aud plenty aud had a "high time." This Winter be is elected again, fills the same hotel with his friends, furnishes no liaunr. and pays the owners to shut up their bar. Customs aud feelings chauge, and public and private men eorJiorm, aud so the truth wlus, and at last " Ever the right comes uppermost. And ever is Justice done." Hints About Aooi dents. Bruises may be n rod need on anv mrt of the body are caused by the body coming in contact, moreor loss forcibly, win, puiue external uouy ami are al ways found Iu the vlciultv of rh noint of cc tact. Spraius most frequently occur at or near the ankle, knee or wrist joints, and are generally caused by Indirect foree applied to the extremltv of the limb in jured. Fraotures are more apt to be round a few inches from the Joints, though they are often found near or to extend into the joints. Sometimes they are located at the site of Injury (when the violence of tbe accident is great), though generally they are found liKe sprains at some distance rrom tne point of contact. The first thing to be done when any one or two of the above conditions occur as the result of au accident, Is to .place the su Merer in as comfortable a position as possible, where he cau have plenty of fresh air and perfect quiet. It Is of the utmost importance that all unnecessary persons should be kept out of sight; they increase tbe shock through which the Injured one Is passing. If Taint, the head should be placed as low as the rest of the body aud cold water sprinkled in tbe face. When a bono In the extremities is broken, a joint snrained strained, it will ceuerallv have the limb stretched as hard as pos sible In the natural direction of the limb. uruneu nus are best millntoro,! ,., means of a broad hand tiirt.ti,, ..r V around the chest. " J 1 " When a fracture exists, cold water should be applied; and if great heataod swelling supervene, ice may be added to :..." auu lue water be caused to trickle over the iniured nam. T.ml- anum may be added to the lotion which appneu to relieve the pain, and witoh hazel, arnica, or wormwood and vtuegar are excellent to stop the swelliug parts. Dr. 1al in Cftrutian Union. Surely, the world Is old enough by this time to have got over tbe first vio lent instinct of antagonism which a dif ference of opinion would arouse to un reasoning animosity. Surely, people may now endure to bear the simple truth, often tbe beautiful truth, about those who are divided by tbe barriers of usage, nationality, aud tradition. JTamerton.