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BBVIffiT rbBLUHia'O OBUFASY, r-repricters' A Journal forthe People. , Devoted to tbe Interests of Humanity. iBdepaodeot In Polities and Religion. Alive to all Live Issues, and Thoroughly" rout teal in Opposing and Exposing the Wrongs of the Masses. OrncB 0m.FaTA WASHtMOTOMSrsBan TOTtiS, IX ADVANCE : Oas "-ear. IN SIX IN i m Three months Correspondent writing ever &f8ned lc na tures most make known their names to the Editor, or no attention will be given to tbei ADVBBTISEM ENTS Inserted OB POTtTIiAlVD, OREGON, THTJESDAY, MAY 1880. 3VTJ3I23ER, 37. Me' communications. ii .hi ctf 4 Btrf mtt tat I t- c. Mr Vnr T!? irea Vn Tvnn MRS. HARDINE'S WILL. By ABIGAIL SCOTT DOXIWAY, AtrraoK or "joditk ," "bixsk hows," "AMIS ASS UBT I.KK," "TWK MAPPT Oil," "KAMI JIOKBIMK,' "r ACT, r ATB AMD rAJKT," arc ktc. jctc Entered. according to Act of ConfreM, la the Tear I87, In theofHce or the IJbnrisH of Cos Kress at Washington, D. C CHAPTER XXVni. A DBCADB AJTD A HALF. Tue reader Is now luvltetl lo span a lapse of I uler veiling years a decade aud a half of tbem ami come with me to the beautiful Cbmaeketa Valley ami be hold the borne of the Hardiues. Fifteen years ah! The time seems short wbeu you have lived it: but it for ihs a third pari of an average humau lifetime. The day Is warm and balmy, aud the mellow sunshine paints the landscape witli a shimmering radiance that soft ene Nature's nigged outlines ou the bills, ami casts purple shadows In the tree-trimmed hollows. Yonder, on a sloping eminence in the prairie, stands a stately rural-house, gable-ended, dormer-windowed, while, shatlerless, shadeless aud glaring. In side, the house is as bare and staring aud comfortless as an empty barn. But that word empty will not hardly apply, for the comfortless abode is filled with children in slattern attire, scant, dirty and half-buttoned. Their feet aud bands are bare and chapped and brown, and the clothes of the feminine element are redolent of grease and dishwater. A pale woman, with wrinkled faee, limp, tallowy hair, two prominent eye-teeth with a broad red gap between them, aud bauds with enormous knuckles and dye stained nails, sits wearily upon a creak I uk rocker aud sings a soothing lullaby lo a walling babe. Good reader, are yon thinking of 'Lice Jiardine? Well, for once you are mis taken, for It is not she. A tall boy, overgrown, loose-jointed ttud slovenly, cotne8 stalking lu from the fields, his brogans ladeued with mad, and his soiled hickory shirt toru at the elbow and open at the wristbands. "Where's your father, Henry?" asked the patient mother of the boy, to whom the reader Is now to be Introduced as the erewblte babe that be last beheld re posing in Tincih Hardine's first crude cradle. "Over to old Sapp's, as usual, mother. And I swear to you that If lie wasn't my father, I'd kilt him quicker than I'd shoot a dog 1" "Henry!" and the weary mother coaxed the wailing babe to stifle its eries at her bosom, "you forget your self! John Hardlne la your fatlier, my son !' "God knows I can't help that ! He's a grasping,, niggardly tyrant! a chip from the old block! a politician! a trickster! a" "Henry! for sham !' "I know you think I'm wicked, mother; but I can't bear everything! I gave father a little o' my slack this morning. I couldn't help It! He tore round worse'n Satan 'cause the work didn't go on to suit him, aud I told lilm that a man that 'tends to his own busi ness Is the fellow that always gits aloug the best! There's no use In your preach ing my duty to me, mother. I mayn't be very smart, but I'm not quite a blank Idiot. Father's displeased with himself because be knows he Isn't doiug right, and so be tries to lay the blame on everybody eke. Haying season's on us now, and harvest will soon be ready and rushing, and the ole man's off half the lime after politics fool In' round, en gineerln' to Meet Sam Hard pan to office, and leaving me this big farm io man age ; and then, 'cause I can't see with his eyes about everything, he threatens to flog me ! Better let him try it !" "My sou, will you htult" "Yes; now I've had my say, I will. But, just let the ole man dare to flog rae, and I'll leach him a trick worth a dozen of It. I will!" The boy stalked through the great bare sitting-room, leaving bis muddy shoe-traeks on the floor and the baru- like doors spread wide. His mother bushed tbe little babe ber tenth to sleep upon ber bosom, and closed her eyes wearily. "I've tried lo do my duty during all these weary years, as God is my judge," she sighed. "And yet, If my work has lo be kuowu by its fruits, am I justified ? Would it not have been far better for me and my children, when I learned in the beginning, as I did to my shame and disappointment and sorrow, that I had made a grievous matrimonial mis take, If I had fled, like Hagar, to tbe wilderness? I thought to save my son from tbe fate of Isbmael, but I have failed. I bave learned, alas! too late, that children begotten In hatred ai d brought up In discord, however securely tbe hatred and discord may be hidden from tbe world, are' the Innocent vic tims of a mighty wrong. Poor Henry ! He Is only one of half a score of these discordant rebels with whom I am now compelled to deal. They are Ishmaels, everyone of them, cud no wonder! They have honestly Inherited their fate 1" And then Tirsah's thoughts went wandering back through the departed years, and, searching through them all for justification of ber constant adher- ouce to the lettsr of a contract which had been killed in spirit In its very out set, what wonder that she failed to find It? I am aware that I am treading now upon forbidden ground, good reader. well know that there be those who read these pagea who will cry out In well assl mutated horror, as though the wrong were In my own Imagination rather than In the facte I state. Bat all the outcry of all the Pharisees in all America will not cause me lo swerve a single inoh from my duty, which consists In declaring to ynu the whole power of the truth, God-made and hutnaolty-vlo lated, which visits the slas of the par ents upon the children to the third ami fourth, generations of those boo ml In wedlock who, whether openly or cretly, hate each other, Instead of lieing "one flesh," or oue in heart and thought and love and purpose, as only those should be who unite to bestow existence upon the children of nren. Itall, Phari see; cant, hypocrite; uiutn, rnocK- modesty; deny, ye consciously guilty but the truth will live ou ; and way down, deep in tbe inner conscience of thousands of my readers, will my earn est thoughts flud answering echo. There Is, there can be, no other sin so heinous as that of unloved or unloving, wedlock, for there Is no other.sln that so constantly breeds dhcord, crime and misery as this, and none other thai brings them forth like this to curse the race. But, while I am moralizing here, a messenger is coming In hot haste from the homo of the senior Hardlne. A half mile away from the junior Hardine's stately-looking farm-house sits the cabin home of the old inau, a low, blackened, moss-grown pile of logo, leaky and wind-shaken, and, except that it lias re ceived additions in tbe shape of another room and some dingy out-houses, ap pearing but little different from tbe homestead as we last liebeld it, fifteen years ago. But the mlle-eqoare farm, like the junior Hardine's, has beeu sur rounded by high, old-fasbloued rail fenees, and the broad acres are smiling in the faee or the Summer euo, ladened with many tons of matnring wheat. We have only time to note all this, for here, and already entering tbe junior Hardine's doorway, is tbe Identical messenger, Joe Ridgeway, now a mid dle-aged raau, who once surprised Uraah in the long ago by bringing the sad news that her fattier, 'Squire Tag let on, hail committed suicide. Tbe doors of memory swung whin le- fore the weary woman at ber brother-in-law's approach. You're bringing me bad tidings, Joe," she said, rising In lay Iter sleeping I babe in Its cradle. "I know it, for you look just as you did when you came to tell roe that my father was dead." "Aud I have news of the same pur port, Tirzah. The senior Hani toe breathed his last an hour or so ago." "This Ih very sudden!" exclaimed Tirzah, turning ashy pale. "I thought he was In his usual health." "So he was, to all n ppen ranees. But he never got overexposing Mm-f to all sorts of bad weather In the uiiue. But you needn't worry. John Har dine's a lucky dog, and you're richer by twenty tbousan' tbau you were a week ago." "How's that, Joe,?" "Tbe old man's been elocetrd with John a heap of late, and it turns out that he's got a clear deed to every thing." "Surely he didn't forget to make some provision for poor 'Llze?" "I don't know whether he forgot It or not, but I do know he didn't leave ber anything. Seems to me you take the matter cool, Tirzah. You just ought to see Sally. She's taking on awful." Tirzah did not reply to this last re mark. Indeed, she was oouecious of bo little emotion over the sad event that she felt ashamed of herself. "Where's Jobu ?" "Gone ovor lo Sapn's, as usual. I hardly ever see him uow-a-dajs." The brother-in-law mattered some sort of au Imprecation which Tirzah did not bear. "Can't you go over ami toll him, Joe?" "I s'pow I could ; bot I've gol to rush 'round aud Inform the rest of 'em. Why not send nenry ?" "jueeanse trie boy has more on his. suouiuers now man he ought to carry. And then, I wouldn't send one of my children where that woman is for any thing !" "I can't see but 'that wowau,' as you call her, is just as good as the boy's father." Tirzah had often thought as much, but loyalty to ber conceptions of duty had kept her silent. "You forget that John Hardlne is my husband, and the sister of your own wife, Joe Itidgeway." "No, I don't forget It. Would to Gud I could, unless he'd do better. But there! Ion't-Ket angry! It beats all tarnation the way women will hold up for their husbands, right or wrong. We've no time to discuss these things now, though ; and, if we'd all the time in the universe, aud would dUcusa 'em to eternity, we never could agree. I'll go over and tell John, aud you and the children had belter get reedy and go up to tbe bouse. Sally's there now, with Mother Hardiue. Somebody mutt take a horse and carry the news to 'Llze." "Henry can go after her, Joe. And he'd better take two-horse wagon Poor 'Llze ! She has her bonds full." "Very well. Arrani-e that lo suit yourself." And now, reader, while I ho awo- strickeu kindred aro collecting In groups at the paternal home, let us go with Henry Hardlne lo the abode of Pter Tubbs. It is verv blncular. the mltfortuues that fifteen years have brought to the lot of this man. The reader knows of his early prospects; knows that he was frugal, industrious and enterprising, and that 'Lize, his wife, was a model of thrift, Ingenuity and ambition. And yet, theie was nothing that ho at tempted that did not fail. Little by Utile the bri'Sd acres of Ihelr donation olslm were yielded up to the demands of tbe senior Hardlne as recompense for money he had loaned him, sometimes for speculations, but always for what proved some sort of n losing venture. Peter's claim weut first, and then 'Lize's, though she had held fast to hers till her health failed, and then, being no longer able to do tho work of the dairy and kitchen and poultry-yard and laun dry, she was compelled to tfow to ad verse circumstances and be turued adrift with an iucompetent, unhappy hus band, broken strength and helpless fam ily, to struggle hopelessly with life's hard endeavor, as over and over again she asked herself the unanswerable question: "What Is all this struggle for, and what does life amount to, anyhow?" For some mouths prior to the time of which I now write, sho had been strug gling with her fate ill a dilapidated down-town boarding-house In the grow ing city of Portland. Peter Tubbs had striven for several years after their marrlago to carry on great mining projects, all of which had fulled lo meet his over-sauguiue expec tations; and, after ri-tiealed failures, lie had given up all sense of responsibility, and thrown a double burden upon his long-enduring spouse, whose material cares had multiplied In Inverse ratio to her strength, until she had become a physical wreck of her former self, and( like Tirzah Hardlne, a bupeless mother of a discordant family of helpless mal contents. I am sorry that veracity compels me to paint so dark u picture, but truth to nature will not be ignored by the con scientious artist, aud tills pen picture is nothing If not accurate. Had Peter Tubbs permitted his wife to exercise the imttvo talents with which she was so richly endowed, she could have carried her matrimonial burden with at least financial ease; but she soon learned, to ber cot, that white she had a legal master, their business had no caable, responsible bead. Tbe strug gles of such a woman to maintain her-i-elfand family under such circumstances would fill a volume; and tho lessons they would convey are of sufficient import ance to humanity to justify their recital. But for the present I have another sub jeet in baud, and must postpono tho fur ther elucidation of this everyday theme till a more convenient season. The Inug table was almost ready for sirs. Tubbs' boarders, who, being labor ing men with ready appetites, gave her as little trouble a9 possible in the prepa ration of their daily food. This much was in her favor; but the rent was high, tbe surroundings for her work inoon venlent, and the pay not over liberal. And, to crown all, the wages of -her toil belonged to her husband and were al ways iuvested by him tosult his inclina tion. 'Lice has broken rapidly Iu hoaltb and appearauco in these fifteen years of un congenial endeavor; and yet you will see at a glance, as you enter her dining room and take uote of herself and her surroundings, that no disappointment can crush her spirit. The same glorious eyes gaze nt you from beneath tho same oval forehead, wrinkled now. but sur mounted by the same waving mass of silken hair. You wonder, as you gaze .it her, that the hardships of her life have not spoiled her complexion norde stroyed tbe wonderful beauty of her symmetrical figure. But your wonder ceases when you reflect a moment; for you know that ber life is two-fold; that that which is, though altogether difler em from that which should have beon, has been so far conquered by her Indom itable courage that it has not, cannot crush her. "How are you to-day, Aunt 'Llze?" The wife or Peter Tubbs was startled. Henry Hardlne, though awkward, half clad and ungainly, possessed a volee so like the well-remembered one df John Ingleton Aer John that Us very souud rolled back a tidal wave of olden memo ries over her soul and brought crimson blushes to ber cheeks and brow. "Why, halloa! Uncle Pete! You here?" continued the boy. "I h' posed you'd a' been ofl to the mines.'' "Xo," replied the uncle, "I've bad euough o' the mines. I propose to spend the rest of my days in ease and comfort." "You're in luck now, Uncle Pete," said Henry. "It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good." "What's the matter?" exclaimed Mrs. Tubbs, turning deathly pale as she spoke, and clutolilng at a chair for sup port. "Surely my father Is not dead?" "Yes; that!s It. Died this morning. I've brought the farm wagon out hero to take yon all over home. Drove like thunder, too. norses awful tired. Have to go back by moonlight." 'Llze did not shriek nor faint. It was well for her that bIio knew the worst at once, she thought, as sho mechanically arranged her house for her departure from Its treadmill round of duties, and prepared herself and children for her hurried journey to the paternal home. (To bo continued.) THE PEESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. KKOM OUn ItEQOLAK COItKESPOXDBXT. XEW YoitK, May 8, 1ES0. To HIE EiiITor. oftue Sew North west: The latest rumor, to the eflect that Mr. Tllden has set apart $2,000,000 for tbe purchase of enough New York Al dermen to confirm nominations of Mayor Cooper, is agitating the politics of this city and State. John Kelly had. faith enough In the rumor to summon his Tammany braves together aud appoint a committee to lake charge of tho Taru many Aldermen and keep them out of the market. Republican leaders are excited over It, because they say that by such a maneuver, Tllden, through Mayor Cooper, could get control of all the local political machinery. Outside of politics the report Is ridiculed, tin tho ground that tho entire Board of Aldermen could be purchased for one-tenth of $2,000,000, and that Tllden never wastes his money by paying any more than au article Is worth. The results of the several State Con ventions held during the week nre the subject of a good deal of commei.t among the politlelaus. The Blaine men gener ally feel elated over the same, claiming that their favorlto has forgtd considera bly ahead. There Is no doubt that the Xew Hampshire delegation, headed by Wm. E. Chandler, will stand by Maine's Seuator first, last and all the time. Blaluo's friends now claim that ho will have over forty of Xew England's solid eighty votes. At the Cincinnati Con vention of ISTC, he did not have half of that number. The friends of Mr. Blaine claim, too, that lliey will have Mary land aud Delawaro solid, and thai when the tug of war comes In the Convention they will have nearly all the Witconsln delegation. The Democrats seem to be a little mixed touching the action of the Ohio Democracy. While It Is true that Sen ator Thurmau was omlorsed and Ohio's delegation was requested lo vote for him aud as a unit, it Is likewise true that the four delegates at large are not what can be claeed loyal Thurman men, first, last and all the time. Wade, one of the del egates at large, Is a Payne mon ; Gen eral Stcedman, of Toledo, has a weak ness for Tllden ; McSweeuey Is claimed as a Jewett man, and Durbln Ward is an old Bourbon, who thinks the so-called fraud of 1S7G should be righted. The Ohio situation Is summed up about thus : That Seuator Thurtnaii-can have tho Ohio delegation solid a3 long as there is a chance to nominate him ; but if it becomes apparent that there is no improbability of Thurman's miccch, the built or the delegation will go for Tll den all of it, In fact, ir the unit rule Is followed out. It Is certain that the del egates at large elected are not tho list of delegates Senator Thurman would have preferred to havo been sent to Cin cinnati. The probability is that they wero elected by a combination between Tllden and Payne men. Tho Grant men claim half the Mary laud delegation, and also some votes In Wisconsin. It Is evident, however, that tho gains made by Blaine have alarmed thorn. They had expected the Tennes see delegation solid, aud feel chagrined that It Is broken. They had also ex pected more "substantial" support In Mississippi. Notwithstanding these losses, they still affect a confidence which is refreshing to the Graut fol lowers, as it is exasperating to the other candidates. They say Grant will be nomiuated on tho first ballot, aud that Is all there Is about It. It Id noticeable, though, that with all their exultant confidence they are a little feverish about Illinois, and admit that it is tho key of the situation, but that tbe Illi nois delegation will "oo solid for Grant. Illinois has Instructed for Grant. Ed. Tbe Sherman men feel even more con fident tbun ever. They reason that Grant cannot be nominated on the flrjt ballot, aud that thin a combination will be made lo defeat Blaine, tho net result of which will be that Secretary Sher man rill booths beneficiary. On the other hand, there ore dispassionate ob servers who say that tho very possibil ity of Blaine's nomination makes Gen eral Grant's nomination a certainty. Aca ust. A Text. That was rather an Intelli gent Christian, who called unon a slgu palnter to have a Sunday School pro cession banner painted, and said: "We are going to have a tearln' lime with our I-ourth of July Sunday School celebration, and our folks waul some thing tall for a banner." "Well," natnrally enough responded the painter, "you ought to havo one. What will yon have painted on It?" "Wal, I d'n know; we ort to hev a tex o' skrlpter painted onto It for a motto, hadn't we?" "Yes, that's a very good idea: what shall It be?" "Wal, I thought this would bo about as good as any : 'Be sure you're right, then go ahead !'" Maud (an aristocratlo child): "How pretty and.clever you are, mother! I'm so glad you married Into our family." Punch. LETTEB PBOM WASHINGTON. from our regular CORRESPONDENT. J Washington, D. C, May 8, 1SS0. ToTlIEBntTOROFTIIKN-rW Nokthwest: Though thoro is much that the Dis trict of Columbia has to be thankful for to Congress, yet there are times when it is made such a cal's-paw that we are iuclined to feel somewhat rebellious. and wish, at least, that matters were conducted differently. For instauce, tho Senate devoted two whole davs to discussing whether 20,000 should be paid for tbe leased church building now occupied by our Police Court, aud final ly decided, by a strong majority, to make the purchase. Arrayed against tho proposition were our District Com missloners and many leading citizens, who showed, by indisputable evidence, that tho property was not worth over SH.000 at tho utmost, aud, beside, was located In an undesirable part of the city. Mr. Beck championed the Dis trict In his most vigorous manner, but was beaten in tho final vote, which doubtless was as much a surprise to him as to us, for tbe sole eud accomplished was making a present lo a congregation that wanted to dispose of an old, rickety edifice that would have fallen down long ago but for the strengthening walls built by the city slnco leasing it for po lice purposes. Again, Congress proposes to give $00,000 for charitable purposes, of which sum one-half is charged to us. But, were tho District Commissioners to dstermino whether or not this appropri ation should be made, our judgmeut Is that the amount would be pruned at least one-half. Congress has a happy faculty, at times, of disbursing liberally certain funds which do not belong to the Government, aud, now that we have to pay one-half the bills, It is often wonderfully profuse in ordering expend itures which our people deprecate, just a9 in these wholesale charities to church corporations and hospitals. We are well aware that if we were relegated again to the tender mercies of tbe herds of un washed voters who swarm in Murder Bay and other slums, the experiences of our popularly-elected Legislature of past years would be re-enacted. It vied with the Boss Tweed dynasty of New York Iu squandering millions. Yet, for all that, we wish Congress would heed our wishes iu regard to our so-called chari ties aud certain other appropriations, asked for by only a few citizens, who have axes to grind. Senator Voorhees dollvored an Inter esting and valuable speech upon the necessity for Congress to provide addi' tional accommodations for the Congres slonal Library, aud made a very strong appeal to the Senate for immediato re lief, which will, in all likelihood, be given In a year or two. It always re quires several years to perfect such de sired legislation as he aks for, after its necessity Is admitted. Mr. Voorhees said that there are In the library 375,000 volumes, while there is only shelf-room for2S0,000, leaving 03,000 volumes to be piled on the floor and stuck away in nooks aud corners. Iu addition to these volumes, there are 120,000 pamphlets, and over 0,000 bound volumes .of news papers, besides a largo number of valu able maps and charts, all of which have to bo packed away liko dry-goods In a crowded store. When they are called for, whole stacks must be overhauled aud dark recesses ransacked. Strange to say, both political parties here claim to be happy over the veto of the marshalship rider upon the defi ciency appropriation bill, as both iuslst that the President has given them a strong political boost for next Fall's campaign. The one bases Its belief on tbegtound that the people will condemn tbe President and his party for continu ing the "bloody shirt" policy and Its various consequences ; tho other, upon the ground that the people will uphold any course calculated to protect the right of ballot. It Is fortuuato for the couulry that the President can please everybody by squelching certain legls latlon, but we fancy some will not ex press themselves as delighted next Fall as they profess to be just now over his action. It Is persistently claimed that Con gress will adjourn ou tbe9tb, aud that trio appropriation bins are in such a state of forwardness as to permit the solons to peregrinate homeword about June 1st; but we are so skeptical on thl point thai we feci positive that July 4th will find tbe Capital as full of Senators and Representatives as it Is to-day. Tbe Presidential conventions will afford food for at least threo weeks of buncombe speeches, and then a few days more will be requisite for tbo consideration and nassarre of the appropriation bills. It Is an utter impossibility lo Induce Con gress to dispose of business as the days come aud go. The passing time belongs to buncombe matters, and the last three weeks to tbe transaction of real busi ness, which should have been disposed of weeks or months before; hence our belief that the Forty-sixth Congress will not prove an exception to Its pred ecessors by leaving prior to ourSummer beats, whicli heretofore have been nec essary to get them lo go lo their homes. Don Pedro. Mrs. Amos Cummings, the erewblte landlady of tbe old Wallula hotel, and a thorough-going business woman, baa struck a ,rich lead In Colorado, having recently sold some mining property In Leadvllle for $10,000. How American Honey got on Qneen Victoria s Table. It Is a curious commercial fact that whereas a year ago no American houev in the comb was Imported to England, not less than half a. million pounds will no sent in the next twelve months. Tho trouble was, honey could not be Bent strained and cauued, for the reason that it would candy. American honey Is by far the best in tbe world as recarJa flavor and purity of appearance. Know ing mat. a iSew York Urm hired Mr. Hodge, a well-known liouey expert, to iry io inirouuce it in England. ucr me water went iinarn wiin a lot or the sweet stuff In a comb. It re quired skill to pac& It and to load and unload, but It arrived all riMit. not n cell being burst. Tbe English dealers in honey cavo him the cold slionldnr. They bad the editors of the BritUh Bee Journal give him a raking down, and they themselves added all the mean things they could say. Jar. ilodse made little headwav. He was about to give it up for a bad iob wuen a uniiiant tuouciu struck him. He must get the honey on the Queen's table. How was he to do this? While picking his teeth after dinner and ruminating on tue suuiecr. his eve auguteu ou a pickle jar. it bore the name of a roan who had been liiirti steward in Windsor Castle. "He's my man." said Mr. Hodire to himself, and away he went to the pickle man. Did he rush ud to him and blurt out. "I want to put American honey ou the Queen's table !" Not a bit of it. He began to talk pickles with the man asked him a thousand questions about how they were made, ate a score or more of them, and ended bv proposing that the pickle man furnish pickles to tho American house that he repre sented. The pickle man was delighted. The Now York man gave him an order. They had a boltle-of wine together, aud the American said : "Now, I have helped von. vou must help me. Cau't you put American honey ou tho Queeu's table?" "Ui course I can." was the reolv. and in no time arrangements were made. A case of honey was civeu to the pickle man, and another was sent to the high steward, ami in a short time some of it was before the royal family. The young folks liked it so well that Vic toria gave orders for It to be kept in the castle. That was enough. American liouey was from that moment iu de mand, and Mr. Hodge has ju-t Kent orders for tho shipment of 550.000 pounds of this year's crop. The JSrUuli Jiee Journal flopped over to the other side and was loud iu praising the Araer lean article. Every fashionable table must have American honey. Corre spondence Cincinnati Enquirer. A Social Wrong We have long been convinced that the female portion oi our population are very inadequately compensated tor tueir services lu pro portion to tho male sex. To us It was always surprising that a man should re ceive two or three times as much as a woman for performing exactly the same amount ol labor, ithubarb Is rhubarb, said me learned ami skllirul Dr. Oil! pod; and labor Is labor, say we, regard less oi wuo periorms n. ii we have a pair of pantaloous well made, it is of no consequence io us wnetner the neces sary lub ir was bestowed upon theui In- male or female hands. We look to tbe quality or Iho work, and not to the rwr- son who does it. If it be good, it is wo"'y of a compensation proportioned to ila excellence, and should be so paid for. But very different from this principle of justice is the present condition of l in nirs. ll a man does tbe same work that is done by a woman, be receives at least hair as much again as the latter. Now is this right? We say not at all. Women are entitled to the same amount of wages as men for the same quantum of services, aud ought to re ceive It. But not much will probably be done to improve their condition so long as they are careless aud indifferent about it themselves. They must, as a class, look Into the subject; see how the machinery operates, and unitedly re solve to better their present circum stances. XVrhaps they might be en abled thus to make a movement by which their excessive toil would be somewhat enlightened, aud their wages increased. Ex. The Stupid Boy Never set a boy dowu Tor stupid because he does not make a figure at school. Many of the most celebrated men who have ever lived have been set down by soaio con ventioual pedagogue as donkeys. One of the greatest astronomers of the age was restored to his lather by the village school-master with these encouraging words: "There's no U9 paying good money for Ills education. All he wuuts to do is to He on tbe grass on his back and stare at tbe sky. I'm afraid his mind is wrong." Scientific men have often been flogged for falling Into brown studies over their books, and many an artist of tbe future has come to present grief for drawing all over his copy-book aud surreptitiously painting the pictures of his geography. Your genius, unless musical, seldom proves hlmseir one In his childhood, and your smug and self sufficient piece of precocity, who takes all tbe medals and is the show scholar of his school, often ends by showing no taleu) for anything beyond a yaru slick. Sir Walter Scott was called stu pid as a child, and it was not even con sidered to his ciedlt that he was fond of "slch trash" as ballads, aud could learn them by heart at any time. At Lynchburg (Va.), the other day. a man lost a pocket-book contalnlng$375, aud when lie offered $100 to the colored boot-black who found aud restored it, tbe latter refused to be paid for his hon- eatv. The local papers, not unnaturally. draw the moral from this surprising fact that the negro Is Incapable or civiliza tion. The editor of a newspaper that has adopted phonetic spelling received a postal card from au old subscriber In the country, which read as follows: "I hev tut your paper for leven years, but if you kant spel any better than you have been uoin iur me last too months, you may tea stopplt." dncinnaif Sati,r-,7n Sight. " You don't find dime novels nm! tlai. story papers in tbe rooms of Vermont boys. No, Indeed! Their tables aie covered with -hvmn'-bonkn nn.l T,. ments and "Tim Pilgrim'. r They keep the other stuff hidden In the oaru, wnere the old man won't find It. A Discontented Baby'g Diary. January 1. Just born. Here's n lark I Papa does not teem verv much nleased. though. February 1. Every night pa walks up and down the bed-room with mo wiieu I squeal. I always squeal. I must do something. March I. Nurse is a anltufnl thine she sticks pins into a fellow on purpose. iru i. Alter an, one niay even weary of the bottle. Alay 1. I wish I had a tooth, I'd bile nurse. June 1. What a nuisance It is to have relations who keep on savine "Ketcli- etty, ketcbetty," and dig In your ribs wiin meir loreitngers. When I grow up I'll do it to them, and see how they'll like It. J July 1. Thero are thrnn hntitaa nail door got the measles. I tret nothlnir. It's awruliy dull. August 1. One of the babies from next door came in to see us to-day, aud I heard ma say: "He hasn't trot th measles now?" "No," said the babe's ma. There's a. greedy sneak for you. Left 'em at home ! September 1. Nurse drinks some thing out of a black bottle. I've caught her at It. It isn't the same that Is In my bottle, ei ther. If I wore a bit bigger I'd change 'em. Uetober 1. Blessed if this ain't a nice go, neither. Someone called to-day to see ma and pa, and they said It was uncle, and cave me to him to kiss. H didn't kiss me, though, with what you might call a good will. Then they asked him again, and then they gave me io mm 10 nurse, and no pinched me. noveraoer -. mis is worse than ever. Wuy. here's another baby now. nd they say he beloues La our house: aud they're not going to send him away. Don't eveu know how to feed himself out of the bottle. Well, of all never mind. December I. Got to sleeD in the sama crib with him now ! Wait till he eoes sleep; I'll give him such a one! Here's a beast of a babv ! won't go to sleen. and not a soul in tan same crib can eel a blessed wink Judy's Almanac. A Good Wife. a canable wife fa .in admirable and delightful person, and a prize ior any man to possess. A hus band has no more business to say he supports his wife than he bus to say he supports his partner or his clerks. All good wives render a full quid pro quo a the partnership of the house, even though they do nothing but make it pleosaut and meet their husbands on their return from business with a smile. A young womuu, by virtue of a fine education and natural abilities, is able as a teacher lo earn, say a thousand dol lars a year. A young fellow asks her to relinquish this and join him In found ing a home, her part of it being, per haps, mainly to stay in the house and overlook the housekeeping. She may consent to do so with the most happy results both to herself aud him; but oue essential element In her happiness must be that by so doing she does not place herself iu a position that shall create u painful sense of dependence. There i uo high spirited woman who can endur without pain such au attitude, yet ther is no risbtlv const i luted does not. under the rk'ht rnnditlnna et joy having all her temporal wants sup jr.icu uu ui ueiug careu ior ami pre lected. It is her natural destlnv. Tn vesiigalor. The Queen of Aut Honor t!im?w. old mother. Time has scattered the snowy flakes on her brow, plowed dee-' furrows in ber cheek, but is she no- sweet and beautiful now? The Hps ar.- thin aud shrunken, but those are th. Hps which have kissed manv a hot ler from the childish cheeks, and they ar the sweetest lips in ail the world. Th eye is dim, yet It glows with thesoft ra diauco of holy love which can never fade. Ah, yes, she is a dearoid mother The sands of life are nearly run out; bu. eeuie as sue is, sue win go lurther ani! reach down lower foryou than any other upon earth. You cannot walk iuto s midnight where she cannot see you: yor cannot enter a prison whose bars will keep her out: you can never mount sea Hold too high for her to reach tba'. she may kiss aud bless you, lu evidenc of her deathless love. When the worl ! shall despise aud forsake you, when It leaves you oy tue wayside to die unno ticed, tho dear old mother will gather you in tier feeble arms and carry you uome anu ten you oi all your virtues, until you almost forget that your soul i- disfigured by vices. Love her teuderl; and cheer her declining years with holy devotion. Coamne. The American Home says "We take pleasure in recoinmendlmr this very excellent cleanser for every purpose for which such an article is re quired; for cleaning paint, floors, silver ware or tinware; but we tuink mat it does its best work in the laundry. We ricommeud our lady friends to stee; their clothes overnight in cold water Ir which some cos line has been stirred, and, If the water is not too dirty, bol! the clothes iu the same, with the addi tion of a little soap; take them out and suds them through clean suds, and rins. as usual. The clothes will come ou clean and white with scarcely am labor; stains of every kind disappear a If by magic, or are so loosened that a touch will remove them. Tbe ooallne can be procured at any first-class gro cery." The Greenbackers have been thrmt- ening for a long time to reform things, uuk as jet ik ranuut do claimed that they have accomplished a vnat mnt The Greenbackers of Iudiana, however, have at last done something substan tial, iney nave elected a womau.aDr. Mary L Thomas, to aceomnanv Iho IU. tiuguished James Bushanan as a dele cate to the Convention nt f!ht This begins to look like business. Phil- aaetpnta limes. A movement is made amonir the con verts of the Church of Borne iu England for the PUmoseof ereetlntr n. Inrtrepnthe- dral on the banks qf the Thames, not unworthy or such structures as St. Paul's and Westminster Abbey, in tho Immediate vicinity. The man who will wait two hours for bis turn In the barber's cbalr, will get mad and thrash aud scold If a shirt but tou isn't sewed on In just ten seconds. "Is It wrong to cheat a lawyer?" ask a correspondent. No, not exactly; but It's rather reversing the order of things.