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Oirl Who Prefers Her True
Love to Riches,
Hov One Contributor Found (hat
Truth-Tolling Did Hot Pay.
Some Mystifying Tnlk About .Dis
embodied Spirits.
Pro's Apple Europe Defended by a Lady
in Connell Bluffs.
Another High-Sounding loiter from
(ho Wilds of Bocktonl.
Contributions on All
Kind*' of Subject*
f Btdltvted to on« vho "ftni/1 Utter tiers of lorn Ikon
lilt, all alone, in my chamber to-night
(The others are off to the play)
And dream, In the slew of (he soft-shaded light,
Of soiuo one that’s dear ond-owuy.
The book I'vo boon reading has dropped from my
knee— *
I scarcely took note when It-sonk—
As thought swiftly weaves it* own story lotxm
Whoso debonnalre hero Is—-.
Lost week I’d an'dffcr of moncrand’etse,
fSosald tfio dolt water, at least),
Ana T, who am poor and unknown. If 1 please
May reign as a qocen at life’s feast.
Bat, though I confess upon diamonds to dost,
("Unknown" thought that movement a flank)/,
A choking sensation gets up In my throat
When 1 think of a uio without F——.
8o I'm forced to decline: “My thanks,slr,bntnofl
Toar letter ia laid 1 on ttto ahelf;
.1 night not object to vonr money—bat O,
1 certainly should to yourself 1
Tour ‘forty years’ ’ search haanot taught yon, I
That oven a woman may rank
A heart above diamond*. Adieu, sir I Forme—
I belong to that ‘reprobate’—F—."
One solitary female comes to the relief of
fflmon T. Chadwick this week. Her letter la
worth reading.
Band Dunn—Your letter, aside from being a
rather commonplace piece ol literature at the
best, was noticeable lor the Indiscriminate use
of italic marks.
A young lady from Rockford, whose style is
strikingly similar to that of Oppoponux, has
something to sny In to-day's Home coucornhu;
the laws of nature, mid use* them to account
for Lhd miracles of oldcu times.
IHie ladles of The Home ore requested by a
minister’s wife , to decide the, to her, .very Im
portant question of whether or notshouhaU
give up the society of a young gentleman Ivieod
about whom the neighbors arc uosslplu'g. A
reference to her letter uu this question will give
persons qualified to onswer it auy further in
formation they may wish.
There arc letters, papers, and postal-cards at
this ofllco for the persons whose names appear
below. Thoso.llving out of the (fltysbouM semi
tbclr address mid a thrce-ccnt stamp, upon re
ceipt of which their mall will bo forwarded.
Kcaldcutspf Chicago can obtain their mall by
culling at Hoorn 116 TiunUNH Building:
Marlon May. ' Trouble.
Hx-Oplnm Hater. Harriet Woolaey.
llutuwuu - Wicked Kyes.
Mlloo Joivls. . Rita.
Constant Header. I'rofeasor.
(lanJner. AlorJu.
IL C., llockford. gcrloa.
To the Editor of The I’ribuniu
Chicago, Judo 20.—An adjourned meeting of
The TmnuNß Homo Club was held this after
hood in Uic club-room of the Tremuot House.
As it was held for thu purpose of discussing
certain subjects which will probably be acted
upon «t tho next regular meeting, there will bo
no report at present.
The next regular business meeting will taka
place Thursday, July 10,. at 1:1)0 p. m., at the
Tremout House.
Sbakspearo says:
Wliat’a In a name? That which we call a rose,
My any other name would smell as sweet.
Soiuo time ago, wheu I wrote an occasional
loiter for Tho Home, there appeared onu Satur
day nlittle lettergram Kittle, of My
friends accused mu of writing tho article, uud,
though It was nothing to any one’s discredit, nor
do i remember whether It hud any particular
murk, yet I thought of writing lu defense of
ruy until tie plume.
For some reason, however, I neglected to do
When 1 opened The Homo of last Saturday’s
paper und Jound the name Kitty signed to,the
poem. I could not help but wonder if any one
would- think that the “lovo-iom maiden who
told her story in verse ” waa 1.
But p| tho name won spelled dUTereutty, and
my friends know linn I could uut write oven a
rhyme if i tried, 1 c.imo to Uic conclusion that
no one would credit me with the Hues.
But as oue and another imvo asked “Did you
write thut.poeml" 1 thought that Kitty should
Imvo full credit.
We nil become attached to a name, and, even
though ours may bo a homely oue, wo want full
possession of it, 1 will allow thutmlno Is rather
sn undignified one for a Secretary, Uut long ago.
under peculiar circumstances, thu name became
Identified wltii me; and, after writing my* first
letter to tho public, upon tliu impulse of thu
moment, I signed myself Kittle, aud us such
have been known in The Home.
When 1 cease to hold the office I do la the
Club, and should I continue to write, gaum oth
er way may be devised. But at present,-with
the Conductor’s permission, I shall continue to
bo known as Kutib, tho Secretary.
To th* JitiUor or The’Trihunt,
DsciTUit, HI., June 24—Ob, no I F. and
Evangeline, 1 did not drown myself, for uu my
vay to (he river I met a friend, who invited mo
lu take a dish of ice-cream with her.
“Gotouymoney!" said I, In astonishment
(the was a married woman, you know). “No,*
af course I haven’t," alio replied; “hutthere
comes my husband, aud I’ll ask him for some."
As ho approached shasaid, “John, pi ease give mo
u quartet, won’t you?" umLto my utter amaze
ment, Instead of exclaimim." “Good heavens I
what have you dime with that holutollar Xgavo
you last week?" he plunged his hand iu his
pocket, drew up a lot of silver, selected a 20-
icnt piece aud handed U to her, saying, sadly:
“ Aluko it go da fur as you cam Jono." you sue
there had been a walKlng-match at thoTanur
nacle, and the trump lie bet uu Instead of over*
lapping e<fery oue, as was expected, got dread
fully overlapped himself, and Johu lost |75 by
U, und ho felt that they must economize and re
duce their expense*: so said, “Make it go as
lar as you can, Juuu." Aud ahu mode it go a
block and a half,—bo tho first Ice-cream saloon.
1 tee many of The Homo contributors consider
that telling tliu truth would bu a very hazardous
experiment, and so it would, but tolling thu
I other thing la also dangerous. Having tried
both wavs, I am prepared to prove that state
ment. 1 think wo should tell “thu truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but thu truth"—occa*
sUmally; aiuitliut “Always speak the truth" la
a very excellent motto if lived up to—modern
titely. We cannot read the stars and discover
what tmw occur; we cannot with mortal eyes
pierce through the mists of futuritv, and so 1
dare pot advise you when to tell tho truth or
not to tell It; ail i van do is to recommend a
Judicious mixture of the two according to your
owu Judgment, and give you.iny experience.
; Xu order to do this, I will Xor once lay aside my
modesty and timidity and talk about myself,—
a subject that is quite near and dear to me, I
j do this, not to gain fame or notoriety, but with
i ' the simple and lioncsv'dtslre to benefit human
ity. huulbg tipat some erring brother and sister
•5 will take warning by my example mid steer clear
1 ol the rocks upon which X have struck ami gone
! down. If 1 shait'aceompUsh tbUXwilla^alu
retire to my brother-in-law’s kitchen happy*
satlnncu th*l my life haa not been a failure.
Hack hi the remote past mr sister Amelia ami
I went to visit mr father 1 * sister. One day my
aunt said, as sho’ilrew on her cloves preparatory
to going down-town, "Now, Ohm, I don’t wont
jou or Amelia to touch that niflulo-sugar up on
Uio ton shelf while I am cone.”
" Wnat did Ton say, auatlel" said.l, not quite
understanding where she said It was.
"Don't either of you take nny of that maple
sugar on the too shelf/’ ami she danced mean
indy nt n whip that was hanging in ominous in
activity over me looking-glass."
"No, inarm," said 1; "no, inarm? we won’t
take n hit and. seemingly satisfied, alio went
ont, tuid departed. We crossed to the window,
watched until she turned tlio corner, and then
Amelia "boosted" and I dlmbed, and (a five
minutes the raaple-aujfir was disappearing at
the rote of ten pounds an hour. All at onto
Amelia went to the cupboard, pul her sugar
away, and when I affectionately inoulrcd
whai was the matter she said "she was
sick" (perfidious female), and that "shedidn’t
like aucar any way": but wbatmadeber sick,
ns afterwords learned, waa the fact that mvaunt
han come sottt.v back and was meanly lo’oklmr
through the crack of the door, and Amelia saw
her, out Old not tell me because she " owed me
one " for punching her doll’s eyes but the day
1 (your dupe) sympathized with her, regretted
that she should feel Indisposed at so lnop|>or
tuns a time, nml, in the Infinite kindness of my
heart, ate her lump for her, and then washed
my face and bauds, combed my hair, and was
getting tnv Sunday-school lesson when aunt re
turned. Upon entering she Immediately asked
if wo bad "touched that sugar." to which I as
promptly responded, "No": while, to my sur
prise. Amelin began to cry nnd owned up.
lu less time than it takes to tell it my aunt
(who was a very expeditious woman at times)
had kissed und’ forgiven Amelia nnd thrashed
Now, in the above case, It would have been
bettor to have told the trdth, as aur ono con
see. There und then I decided to be truthful
henceforth, which was a very bad resolution, os
tho following will prove.
Tima passed, ami one winter I found myself
out of employment. Mr shekels of silver and
shekels of gold consisted of *bnc solitary nickel
that did not Jlngla In my pocket because it had
nothing to jingle against. I was very hungry,
not having eaten anything for acouple of hours,
and 1 was also cola, my oyerskirt being two
months behind the stylo. It was at this critical
ami perilous moment of nty existence Unit the
crisis of roy life approached nnd my temptation
came. The editor of the VutkenHlle Jiityte, who
had been a friend of mv father’s (ho was uu in
nocent, guileless old man, always getting into
good-for-nothing company without even sus
pecting, and that la how he got acquainted with
the editor), offered me a situation as reporter
on his paper—and I accented. Do not
coudcmn mo too hastily, hut remember my
youth mid my poverty; remember that I did not
then know Umt a reporter required check,
brains, und good looks, three commodities of
which I was entirely destitute; remember all
these things, and forgive me as I have forgiven
A few days passed without excitement; no
one gut drunk, no one eloped with any one clse’s
wire,—la fact, everybody was dtstractlngly
good, commoaplacu, aucl humdrum. There
was a case of genuine small-pox up-stolrs over
thu office, but'cho editor, who was nut very en
terprising, 1 suspect, consigned my glowing do
scripllou of It to oblivion; some wood-sheds mid
smoke-houses burned down, but, of course, I
could not "spread" much in reporting such a
conflagration, mid 1 began to despair of ever
immortalizing myself. But at last the golden
opportunity arrived, as 1 fondly hoped, and I
was sunt to the residence of Mr. Jenkins,
a wealthy citizen, who was supposed to bo,
dying, and who unfortunately did die soon
after ray arrival. A reporter for the I'uckerville
JJroadax was also there. The editors of the
two paper* were us deadly enemies as rival
widower* who arc candidates for the hand of
thu same school girl.
The next morning the following notice ap
peared in the respective papers, mine being en
tirely true, the other mostly untrue, (flow
mine ever passed muster and got into print
remains mi unexplained mystery to this day:
but 1 hope none of you will doubt that It did
appear.) From thu M road ax ;
“ Last evening, at his lato residence, Si King
street, James A. Jenkins departed this life At
1U o’clock. Our ruportor, who was prcicnt,
states that the scene in (he room of the dying
man was truly heartrending. His children
stood weeping beside his bed, mid liU wife, over
come with grief, fainted, and was carried irotn
the room. Mr. Jenkins was a.truo Christian, an
upright, honorable citizen*, a true friend ,and a
kina and indulgent husband and father. Xn
his death the city and county have sustained a
great less. His bereaved wife and children
have the sympathy of a largo'circle of friends
uud acquaintances.” From the Jiti'/le:
“Our friends and patrons, the widows whom
he has cheated, the orphans be bus swindled,
and the public generally will bo delighted to
learn that old Jim Jenkins died last night at bis
lato residence. 21 King street, at 10 o’clock
sharp, ills Unices has been long and severe,
but it was Icareii at oiio time that it would not
prove fatal. After the old mao had‘pegged
out,’ and the children wore standing around
speculating about the will, an oUleious wretch
(reporter fur the JJrvulax) declared be was pot
dead, but only lu a‘staking spoil.’ The scuuo
in the room at this time was truly appalling.
The children broke Into howls mid tears, and
Mrs. J., horrified at tlie announcement, became
Insensible, and was boroo from the room. The
physician was recalled, who wou the hearts of
ail present, and restored pence and happiness,
by assuring us ho was completely dead. Mr.
Junkinswas never known to hot on Urn wrong
burse, mid could beat ‘Jfoylo’ himself playing
‘seven up,’—thu only praiseworthy tblnga ihat
can bo said of him. Ills wife and family have
the congratulations of thu entiru community.”
Fifteen minutes after the paper came out the
editor came Into thu room, mid X saved my Ufo
by my ugllltv in getting down the back stairs
and hiding behind tho ash-barrel. Chat.
TV) th* Editor nf The Tribune.
Rochulj.b, 111., Juno 81.—'We aro In tho midst
of a vast revolution, caused by an awakening of
tho people from a mental stupor: they have ar
rayed all their Intellectual forces against old
fables, creeds, uud dogma*, which have heid
them in bondage. That which only twenty-five
years ago was considered Impossible is now a
daily occurrence. Thomas Balno, now a quite
orthodox individual, aud a believer in God mid
Immortality, but who then was considered an
Incarnation of all evil, and his doctrines most
dangerous uud execrable, Is superseded by
lugersoU and philosophers of Ida school, who
preach doctrines as much more radical than
Balms as Ids were in advance of those of Luther
uml Galvin; and tho immense popularity of In
gcrsoll and his doctrines prove that thu peoulu
want—yes, demand—new, advanced, and radical
thought. Tlio popularity of Swing, mid thu aj>-
poslte feeling towards bw Calvlolstlo prosecutor,
prove ogulu that the people demand preachers
of advanced, liberal, original, and scientific
thought,—leaders that dare battle with tnu
hidden mysteries of Nature, scholars who daru
inquire even into the possibility of a God and
eternal life.
Tims tho people lead, and tho Church follows.
Tima has it ever been. Aa the critical sense be
comes aroused, they have flocked around and
made popular tho doctrines of him who nearest
represented uml revealed to them tho truth as
they conceived it.
A demand (or liberal, bold thought mid'
truth lies dormant within Hie mind of thu
church-goer, lie goes here and there, but re
ceives uo response to thu yearnings of his mind.
Therefore the empty bunches, lie goes to bear
Beecher, Thurnss, Bwing, uud ingersoll, and
whosoever of these great men most adcouatuly
supplies this demand, there he will linger, (here
find sweet sympathy und ample gratification fur
Ula Intellect. Thus the people lead, advance,
gnd civilize religion.
OL lute, those preachers seem to be the most
encouraged by largo audiences who discard thu
InfulilbllUv of the Blblu. Thus all tho churches
which discard o bell, which preach thu salvation
of thu heathen without Christ, which pronounce
thu six day creation an allegory, uud thu story
of Edun a fable, which deny thu personality of a
God, and other doctrines oonfllctlue with reason
and science,— all thvso churches und lecture
rooms aro where intelligent people now most
congregate. The Bible is still held precious us
a mural guide, but hea lost Us supreme, author
itative diameter.
1 1 being conceded by a majority of the great
thinker* u( the ago that ibo Biblo is uol infalli
ble upon muUera pertaining to sclenting knowl
edge, Hint, in /act. Its descriptive occousii uf
nature mid ilia creation 0/ Uio universe la abso
lately unworthy to emanate from the immature
brum u( % a school-boy, mid (a entirely contrary
to what wo know 10 be true, nothing remains
but reason and knowledge to build our /tilth
The Bible being thu only aourcu of knowledge
we hare /or a belief in a “bell." also Uio only
record, or account, ordoocrlplloii of u “heaven.”
also the only basis and proof (I) ot “spirit" ex
istence and a Clod, Jet uu who have outgrown
by earnest investigation a childish faith uud a
slavish submission to the superstitions ot our
who have discarded u hell as u belief
ut ouco monstrous, unnatural, and impossible,
let us subject thu ductriue of a Leaven mid im
mortality, though precious uud dear to us, to
die sumo analytical process.
What Is a spirit! Wow, uuless wo cap answer
this question sons to make it comntdicnslble
alike to fill of aane mind and sound understand
ing, a belief In spirits becomes blind faith,
credulity, superstition. We accept the testi
mony of others no more endowed with superior
mental faculties than ourselves as authority,
and in preference to the Intelligent conclusions
of our own minds. Well, to arrive nt an an
swer (for no ono can answer the question), wo
open Webster and read: "Spirit: the soul
of man: the < Intelligent, Immaterial, and.
Immortal part of human beings,—an Immate
rial Intelligent substance." Now, X am no
scholar, and make no pretentions to superior
powers of understanding, but who, of even or
dinary power of discrimination and common
sense, cannot see the absurdity ami the contra
dictory sense of this definition! Who docs not
at once perceive that the truth of it Is impossi
Cnnanrihtiurbcft eubstonce niui tmmsterlel
at the same time! Can nothing bo a substance,
possess parts nnd other attributes of matter)
Any thing, nny form, any body, nny part to bo a
substance, Is to bo material, Is to be real, is to oc
cupy space. Anything tlmtcxUts, Unit nos form,
outline, parts, is by Its naturoraaterlnl. What
ever portion of space this body occupies, there
nothing else, no other body, can exist. Jo pen
etrate through space, other bodies, no matter
how dense or how aerial, must make room for
or give way to It. Two particles of matter caa
uot occupy the same soned at the same time.
Immaterial'substance Is o contradiction of
ideas,—an Impossibility.
Then, if the "soul" of man or "spirit" Is
real and material, it would occupy space: all
alike could see it, recognise and comprehend It;
all doubt would vanish by the knowledge of the
fact Bnt we have no such knowledge. Science
don't recognize it, but Ignores 1U The scalpel
cannot lay It bare. Our strongest telescopes
and microscopes are alike Inadequate to dis
cover even a vestige or a particle of soul or
spirit matter.
The soul or spirit, then, cannot posslblybo
Then, It not material,—if, os Wclrsler says, it
is Immaterial,—this confession, this definition,
annihilates It at once. It Is, then, nothing. Has
no body, form, weight, or tangibility, nnd, con
sequently, U not conceivable. It has no outline
or existence, cannot occupy space, and Is simply
a fantastic Idea, originating within the brain of
of our ancestors, who, entirely Ignorant’ of the
wonderful properties, essences, and capabilities
of matter, force, und organism, invented the
idea to explain the cause of the mental phenom
ena, or power of thought.
All that exists is material. At any rate, tfo
can have no knowledge of anything outside of
this. If not material, real, corporeal, It must
forever remain as naaght to us. A belief In any
thing Immaterial tmirt foievcr remain a blind
faith, atul Impossible of absolute demonstration.
Mutter Is an aggregation of atoms. These
atoms ore real, yet, it Is supposed, arc so small
Umt or. ultimate atom Is Inconceivable to scien
tists, oven with the aid'of the most powerful
microscope. So we can seen and comprehend
atoms only hi an aggregated form.
Ail mutter Is endowed with, or possesses, cer
tain physical or chemical forces or attributes.
There Is no such thing as ft dead atom, dead
matter, or material, not pregnant with vital
force, essences of life, or other properties.
These forces are matter,—this matter Is force.
They are co-cxistcnt, inseparable, and entirely
dependent upon each other.
Matter existing to-day is of Itself sufficient proof
to the logician Umt it Is eternal und Inllnlle. If
In thu Infinite past a time were conceivable when
matter was nut, when all was nothing, inllnlto
space, eternal vacuum, and this were real,—no
mattcrlf there wereadod or not, —nothing would
exist to-day. Something cannot spring from
nothing. So, matter existing to-day Is aosotmo
proof that tt Is Influilc, eternal, and never could
nave existed or been created.
Matter, owing to its inherent properties or
elements, ia continually in motion. It forever
changes in its oggrcgallou of particles ami ns*
stimcs new conditions and forma. The various
combinations of tim dilferent aggregations of
matter trill produce, unaided bv supernatural
power, all the various results, forms, bodies,
animate, and human beings In tliu universe.
Forms of a more complicated structure are
called organic; those of a simple aggregation or
combination of matter, inorganic. Thu former
comprise plant, animal life and organism? the
latter, all else that exists In nature, like minor*
al, soil, water, air, etc.
flow, the dllTorenec la these two products of
matter will at once be apparent. The one is a
subtle structure composed of onrans and com
plicated parts, which,combined,form onoharmo
nlous whole, as the wheels, springs, etc., make
the watch. The other is simply an segregation
of atoms, like Holds, air, stone, etc.
Again, matter, according to Webster, is
divided into “three hinds: solids, liquids, aeri
form. 0 Yet all alike arc but aggregations of
particles more or less held together or attracted
by force of cohesion, and a real, absolute solid
body is supposed to be an impossibility. A solid
body of steel resisting the strain of a thousand
horso-power, us well as the diamond sparkling
in its magnlllecuco and supposed Indestructi
bility, are nothing but minute particles held to
gether by mighty and bidden forces which per
vade ail matter.
Thu Inorganic condition of mutter is spontane
ous, Instantaneous; but tliu organic structure
is tho result of alow evolution and a growth of
time. Tims light penetrates the pores of a stone,
board, or a window pane, and without a diseu
tregatum of tliu construction of either one of
these things, as also docs electricity, magnetism,
air, and other subtle liuids, all Inorganic sub*
stance. But hero Uic possibility ceases. While
the Inorganic may penetrate the organic and hi*
statitly again resumo Its former condition of
fluid, gas, etc., yet the organic boilv cannot
penetrate a window-glass or brick waif without
entirely destroying either Its own Identity or the
body with which it comes in contact.
Maw, u spirit to be possible must Do organic,
uud to oe organic must be subject to Uie laws
and forces of the material universe. Spiritual*
Ists are the only class believing in tliu existence
of spirits who claim to prove practically what
ChrUliubs only bcllovo In the. abstract. In the
absence, then, of an? intelligent definition of
spirit within tho Church, let us uxarainu the
pretensions of Spiritualists.
The latter claim that spirits arc Identical In
appearance with the physical body. They have
outline, form, hair, features, and Internal or
gans ns when In the body. Now, if this bo true,
they must occupy space, bo subject to tliu phys
ical laws of attraction, chemical atlliilty, change,
decay mid death; also possess internal organs
us whoa In life, to give them outline, form, etc.
If not possessed of lungs, brain, heart, stomach,
abdomen, etc., what gives them outline, form,
ns when them organs formed n constituent part
of tho body! If not possessed of the organs,
which give the body shape, how cun they breathe,
live, exist I If nut possessed of eves, ears, mouth,
how can tlicysco, near, speukf If not possessed
of nil tho parts necessary to form a harmonious
organic, IntdllScnl, structure, how can they en
joy individual consciousness/
Again, If formed of an actual body, in the
Image of mau, how can it ever get to Heaven, to
a “spirit world," or even outside of this earth’s
atmosphere! Aro not ail bodies subject to
natural law, and no particle, body, or being can
possibly get outside of this earth’s vast orbit?
Uut again, if real, bow does it “oicupo” from
the body after death? If organic, how can each
individual member, limb, bone, mmole, nerve,
m tury. null, tootb, hulr, cell, mul globule extri
cate itself from its physical counterpart uud
from Its fearful Inbyrlnthian entanglement,
ami escape, a “spirit fair," organic, perfect,
real, absolute, material? Then, having
sucecdstully made its escape, how can It, frail
spirit, reach Its future homo far oil in tho blue
regions of apace, gel out through a doled door,
or window, or brick wall, without one or the
other becoming dUautragated or destroyed!
Aro miracles possible?
Again—umt these practical questions must be
answered or all tho philosophy of the (would-be)
sages is for naught I—let us suppose the death
of a frail mortal hi midwinter. The spirit,
having successfully made its escape out Into the
stormy night, unde, frail, and unprotected from
tiie tempest and storm, what would become of
It? Can It survive the fury of tho dements, as
In thetr wild course they seem to threaten tliu
destruction of tliu earth itself? What becomes
of it? Hues it occupy the space puuutratod by
the lierco galu of n winter’s storm? Impossi
ble! Where is ill Escaped to the spirit land 1
Howl Did it get beyond our earth’s atmos
phere? Howl Aud where U this spirit world;
where, oh where is Heaven?
X must now inquire into the,'possibility of
mind, when its organism is egaloVgoue buck to
dust and resolved again into inorganic matter,
existing independent of it, into the origin of
nilud, Intelligence, and ideas of spirit and Im
mortality; but, in order to do liiu subject Jus
tice, umt not tie tedious, 1 must divide tula let
ter uud continue it, if mu editor thinks these
random thoughts of sutllcieot interest, in the
next issue. Tiunscbnobwt.
Moue Attpsa or iim auiiclb.
To tht i/iipvr uJ 'I’M TrUiuna .
Codnoil Uurrra, la., Juno jM.—I wonder it
Uio readers of The Homo noticed the article in
Tun TiuouNu of u week or two ago by p. U.
riuyrcyl Such a tirade of abuse uud mlarupro*
scotttllou of woman seldom appears (11 print.
This champion womtaiiatcr warns oil women
to beware of ptr/alls If Miry venture beyond Uie
sphere he prescribes lot- them, and then tells
them, as though they bed never hoard It before,,
that “ Uio mother ot tho r**e full from her high
estate by partaking of forhludeu fruit.*'
Titis is no old. old story, which men have mug
tu woman's curs ever siuce Uio crudlou, and has.
become so /umlliar us to hare lost its pow er,
nnd even pnsscdjlnto unbelief. But, suppose It
Is true. What If the mother of the race did eat
forbidden fruit, and fall from ft high estate,—
did not the father of the race eat forbidden
fruit, too, nnd did not bo fall from n high es
tate, and should not all men Uicraforo beware
of pitfalls if they attempt to lobhv, or to lect
ure, or to hold conventions, or to vote nml
"get notoriety, nnd eke out n precarious exist
ence "! Is not this as good logic In one case as
In the other!
It would taka a much wiser man than D. H,
Plngrey to tell us what the eating of an apple
hr one woman 0,000 years ago has to do with
(he political rights, or tho rights nnd actions in
any way, of the women of these days. That Is
Just the question women are asking themselves,
nnd It does not take tho reading, thinking, in
quiring mind long to answer It.
I have no patience with alt this twaddle about
the mother of the race eating forbidden fruit,
and thereby making herself, and all women, for
all time, responsible for all thu tin nnd crime of
tho world. If a command was oyer given not to
eat of tho fruit of a certain tree, It was given to
the father, and not to tlio mother of the race,
nnd ho was doubly bound to keep It. It was
given 16 him before her creation, nm! whatever
she know of tt she received socond-hund from
him. From the account banded down to us,
she broke the command more reluctantly than
ho,—for tt waa onlv after great promises of
knowledge and power to follow that she wos
prevailed on to cat of tho frnit; while all
that was nccesiary to secure his downfall
was to offer him the apple. We
are not told that be either warned, remon
strated. or objected, or that any promises or
persuasions were resorted to to entice him.
And then, when bo was Inquired of by the
Creator as to •what he had done, bo meanly
tried to shield himself from punishment by
throwing tho blame ou the woman,—Just as tho
Tingrevs of these days are doing. How any
ono can read the story of the Garden of Eden
nml gather therefrom that woman committed
the greater sin, or showed the weakest Intellect,
ishevondmy comprehension; und I am clad
that the women of this age are reading this
story for themselves with an enlightened judg
ment, and giving it tho Just weight It deserves
as a guide to their own actions.
Another wine remark of D. H. Plngrev is, that
women in thess days " hold on to tuelr maiden
names like (trim death." Well, why shonltl they
noli What is there ao criminal tq this fact?
Were not their names Riven them by their
parents at their baptism, or otherwise,
end have . they not a right to
bo ended by theml Mr. Pingrey
would not icel It right to‘require him to give up
the name of David and take that of Mary.
Then hr wbnt right or logic can he Insist upon
Mary giving up her own name and taking that
of David! There aro some women after Mr.
Plngrey’s own heart who, on entering marriage,
drop (heir own Christian names and write mid
call themselves Mrs. .John, Mrs. Tom, Pick, and
Harry,Jor Mrs. Uen., Mrs. Judge, and Mrs. Col.;
but ttic women of mark, not onlv of these dam
but of all time, have hold on to their maiden
names. The women of the Bible were.only
known bv their maiden names; and all CJuoens,
Princesses, Empresses, nil.poets, writers, lect
urers, teachers, nil women of any note, away
down through all time, os wall as of our day,
have hold ou to (heir maiden names, mid are
known by no oilier. Just think of Sarah,and
Deborah, Miriam, Esther, and Anna, and other
women of the Biblo being calleu Mrs. Ahrnbam,
Mrs. Jeremiah, Mrs. John, Mrs. Nebuchadticz
zer, and so on; or of Victoria being called Mrs.
Albert mid Eugenie Mrs. Napoleon Bonaparte.
And why should Elizabeth Cadv Stanton be
called Henry, or Lucrctla Mott James, or Har
riet Beecher Stowe Calvin, instead of by their
own proper names that oolong to them, and
which thev individually have made famous ami
Indeed, why should any woman give no her
maldon name i In fact, sho cannot. There Is
no law or rule requiring or permitting It, A
deed, or mortgage, or other legal document
would bo worthless should o woman sign her
uamoJohn, instead of her maiden name, Mary.
And where women arc voters, as they now aro
in flomo States, they could not register in any
other than their own maldon names.
Then why all this ado py D. 11. Plogroy over
such a matter, as though the women wno *• hold
on to (heir iimldon names" hod committed
some great offense against society and ihelrown
womanhood 1 Verily, the Plngroy U poorly oil
lor argument against a cause he would kill,
when bo resorti to such stuff as tho article un
der notice Is composed of. Were he endowed
with half the common sense, ability, ami Intel
ligence possessed by the women he writes down,
bis letters might bo entitled to some respect
and consideration; but, as it Is, they will hare
no more effect on sensible minds than the bark
ing of a puppy. Women will continue to use
the poweis the, good God has given thorn, lu
such manner os they please, just the same as
tuough D. 11. Pingrey bad never followed them
with his baric uml growl, and warned them
against pitfalls and forbidden apples. A. B.
To (&« -Editor of The Tribune.
Chicago, Juno 20. —N0 man can bo a tmo
friend to the temperance cause who is not la
favor ot prohibition.
If bo Is in favor of prohibition, to be consist*
ent be must vote the prohibitory ticket. Pro*
lilbUion Is the only true foundation on which to
establish a temperance Slate or community.
The experience ot the put bae demonstrated
this beyond refutation. The man therefore who
rotes against prohibition votes against temper*
anco. He votes aaalust the wisdom of mao and
men's Creator. Such wisdom has ever used
force in the subjugation of evil. Evil can only
be successfully restrained by force. Our Revo*
lutionary fathers found It necessary to resort to
force against British oppression even to the
shedding of blood, considering “resistance to
tyrants obedience to Ood.” And the grand re
sult of their resort to arms is shown In the eo*
during freedom aud nationality of this country.
More than this, in tho \V«r of the Rebellion,
under the guidance of Lincoln, we found it nec
essary with bloody bauds to lay secession in Us
(Inal grave.
Force In Christian bunds against tho unrea
sonable aud brute force of the wicked Is the
moral law under which we are constituted. And
Ood in Heaven applied the same rule in hurling
baton with his rebellious crow out of Heaven into
the übvss of woe. ■
Bo we must cost out the devil of nlcohol from
our country just as arson, murder, treason,
and rebellion can only be suppressed and pre
vented or condign punishment. God’s law Is
the prohibition of evil; and man's law, If ho
would ne virtuous and happy, must bo the law
of prohibition.
lienee the cursed source of so much evil In
this country, alcoholic liquors, should bs prohib
ited Just ns strenuously ns arson, murder, or
rebellion.—made u subject of National concern
and prohibition Just as much as any other hein
ous crime. And the sure way for our country's
redemption from the curse of drunkenness is
the prohibition both of tho manufacture and
Importation of intoxicating liquors. Save the
inebriate by putting liquor out of bis reach bv
Aud the time will come when this will be
thoroughly done. Tho education of tho young
into the doctrine and practice of total absti
nence is the right step la the right direction.
To have our young men *go to the polls with
prohibition ballots la a grander achievement in
the cause ol human progress than to have them
march to war with bayonets. Bring the young
uo to be Ike friends and exemplars of temper
ance, uud in thefr tnauhuod uiuy will lav King
Alcopol In a grave as deep ami (Inal as sacua*
•ion was laid. Our Revolutlouary fathers did
their noble work in establishing our national In
dependence, uud nobly In our day was the Union
saved from destruction! and noblo already la
the partial success of the temperance cause.
The grand victory, however, fa yet in tho future,
ond lor the young men to accomplish when they
come upon the stage of action wltn prohibition
ballots in their hands.
tly this sign we shall conquer os fliiroly as ever
Constantino conquered by tnu sign of tho cross
in Heaven.
The hope of our country Is lathe young.
Bring them up iu a spirit of opposition to alco
hol, to detest tt for themselves and to prohibit
it fur otiters. Then will they meet and over
erme the enemy with victory. Then will Uiu
virtuous bo temperate from choice, uud tho
vicious from necessity.
Then from the primeval pines of Maine to the
orange groves of ban Diego, from the How of t he
rolling tide of the Oregon to the utmost verge
nt the flowery peninsula we shall luvo “ Union
and Liberty," withTcmperance, “ouoniid losep
umblu " forever. fl, L. D,
NA ! n7Kl£>B IjAWS.
To (As Editor a/ JTls TVfhuns.
Rookpohd, 111., Juno S3.—Philosophers and
scientists, ecclesiastics and rationalists have em
ployed all their original aud acquired abilities,
for many centuries, to explain the riddle of
death, yet no voice from the “Innumerable
caravou that has moved to the pale spades of
the dead" has ever returned a message to clcor
up this Impenetrable mystery. Tho evidences
which have floated down the stream of time la
fragments of tradition uud mythology, or which
bare flashed out, meteor-llke, la the mutations
of Oriental literature and the inspirations of the
Hebrew prophets, are established upon no loun
daiiousof authority or reliability among people
living In this ago of .thorough analysis nml in
Anterior (n and alt along the progress of
mcdircrnl history reason was a slave, bound lu
manacles and kneeling In bondage to Uio dicta
torial power mid superstitions of the prevailing
priestcraft. The dogmas of occloslastlclsm were
universally disseminated bv Topes, Cardinals.*
nnd Bishops, mid the*people, excluded from in
vestigation, were terrified into a blind accept
ance, with the spectacle of a horrid Inquisition
looming up In tlio background, associated also
with the penalties of excommunication ami tlio
everlasting agonies of the bottomless pit.
Supernatural events, transmitted by legend
or historical records, from people who Inhabited
this planet 4,QUO years Ago, arc not entitled to
the confidence nnd credibility ol the people of
this century. They might possess a shadow of
truth, hot the probabilities are many and un
questionable that (hov wore only gross exag
gerations of trivial oecurbuccs magnified by the
magicians of the ecclesiastical councils to hold
In vassalage the intelligence of the people.
There U the same necessity,and obligation re
quired to give a reason for our formulas of
faith and worshlo as there Is In demonstrating
a proposition of Euclid or reducing a quadtadlc
ills related la the old dispensation that Abra
ham kept a spiritual hotel, and angels from
glory'sat down at bis table and feasted on
venison. . u
It li also recorded that Joshua commanded
Uio sun to standstill upon Qlbeon and the moon
la the VallcV of AJnlon, und they remained sta
tionary for twelve hoars. Now, Is there the re
motest possibility that the established laws and
order of the solar system can he Interrupted by
any warrior anxious'to prolong a carnival of
blood nnd slaughter! iaitnot also reasonable
to suppose that a disembodied spirit, If such
exist, can speak through a human organization
as Intelligently a* the angel did through Iho
mcdlamshlp of Balaam’s beast, which conversed
m Hebrew nml said to his master, " What
have X dooo unto tiico • that thou hast Vmltteo
mo these three times!" If Palestine donkeys
can bo converted Into reliable mediums, what
reasonable objection should there be to a " be
ing made a little lower than the angel* and
crowned with honor and Immortality " acting In
a similar capacity!
It Is a problem of physiology nnd natural
philosophy, difficult to determine, in what man
ner Jonah could survive for three days and
nights in the stomach of a fish, without food or
atmosphere. Was It probable or possible for a
vessel of the dimension of Noah’s Ark to con
tain a pair of all thu living organizations which
peopled earth, air, und sen? It is very proper
to Inquire bow they could exist In a structure
pitched withlu and without, possessing not ono
open window for ventilation. Where aid Capt.
Noah gel his food, adapted to all the fauna of
the lands und the myriad Inhabitants of the
seal The three ancient worthies who were cost
Into the fiery furnace, heated seven limes hot
ter than the ordinary temperature, escaped
without even a blister. The walla of Jericho
fell down from the reverberation of the blast of
trumpets, which separated the stone from the
cement. .
How many trumpet# would be required in this
modern era to overthrow the great Chinese
wall, arching the mountain* and spanning the
villages /or a distance of 1,500 miles I
There is not one authenticated instance whore
the Almighty has ever, In Ills supervision of the
universe, annulled or suspended o single natu
ral law. The astronomer Proctor, in his book
entitled " Other Worlds Than Ours," justly rc
niarKs; “ We know (hat certain laws huvo.beun
assigned to Lite universe, and wo know' also
that these laws aro nover abrogated. All things
lioppcD.-flccording to set physical laws. The
whole ache mo of the universe must nceus be so
perfect that direct Intervention cannot at any
time bo required." *
The lightning will strike a church as often ns
it will a theatre. Tornadoes do not discrimi
nate between Christians or heathen. Con
tagious diseases prevail to an equal extent
among sinners and saints.
An Intelligent conception of natural laws,nml
a strict conformity to their pperution and re
quirements, will Increase human happiness and
longevity to a greater degree than the accept
ance and vindication of theories and philoso
phies which bare no real foundation or merit In
reason or fact.
To the -Editor cJ Tho Tribune.
Bt. Joseph, Mich., Juoo -14.—Egypt has ex
actly expressed my Ideas in regard to advice for
film P. Chad. By all means, 0 super-widower,
with the big, big heart, take another “ rib." If
she does not die soon (but she will, If she’s sen
sible), don’t wait for that happy event, but take
another before eho’s dead. ’Take two, toko
three, take a dozen. Don’t think of going to
Utah; wo need just such reformers as you hero.
But be sure, Simon, to bo as happy as you can
in these rich possessions while hero. below, for
when you got to Heaven I’m afraid you’ll bo
kind of lonely without them.
Ami Pan’s suggestion as to the new "wife
killing process", is so good that ho or she ought
to orocure a patent. But possibly It was not al
together original. Simon’s fertile brain may
have conceived it prior to No. B’s death. But,
come to think, be would have had no motive
then, as she had "lino health and a perfect
Weren’t Selah’s views rather—a—a—deep for
the subject under discussion! Have you never
beard this. Selah: "Answer a fool according to
Ids folly"!
Dear, excitable Joy. possibly Simon was Jok
ing all the time, mid If, by-aml-by, you should
discover that he was, wouldn’t you (cel a little
sorry you hud agitated yourself so much i "It
gives one an awful wrench to kick at nothing,"
you know.
How acceptable is a little dignity just here,
liow nicely Mr. Conductor arranges all the ad
vice. Thanks, Polka Pot, "Variety Is the spice
of life."
California, have you over been away from
home. In a strange country, where the people
spoke a different ianguuiro from your own,—
where, alter vhlniy-lrymg with your Imperfect
accent to mako yourself understood, you had
become terribly lonely and desolate f Then if
there came to you one from your native land,
who could understand you, have you noticed
how pleased and grateful you wbrel Even
though ho were a stranger, that ho seemed an
old Irlemll Of course it was not the people's
fault that they did nob understand you, nor
your own, for that matter.
Well, how shall I express It? After hating
my Ideas of our Heavenly Father considered
harsh uud cruel by so many writers, It is so
pleasant. 0 Cellouto Fornalia, to discover ouu
who Is also able to reconcile justice with love;
who can understand that to a black-hearted vil
lain Heaven Itself would bo hell. Your Ideas
of Heaven are so sensible mid beautiful that I
think none can disagree with them, hot mu
briefly answer you,—for Forty Years savs it Is
“dreadfully unmannerly” to talk ot this, 1
also believe “faith without works is dead."
Truly, better, fur better, to bo “au honest
doubter than u dishonest believer.’* Nothing
in tlie universe can bo so low, so base, aa a hyp
ocrite. Butllcltl
Ethel, how I wish you had a dozen brothers.
1 could then be so perfectly sure of twelve
youths who would not “go to iho bad." Oh,
that there ward more sisters, and mothers, uml
wives who thought os you do about lotting tho
poor “masculines” have some peace and com
fort at home. Oh, that more ladies would bo
willing to sacrifice fastidiousness lor tuu sake of
those so dour to them.
And. niter all, how much more lenient young
ladles aro with other girls 1 brothers than they
are with their own. How much less tho smoke
of a clear nauseates them when the*“wecd” la
held by sumo one nlae’s brother I 0, consisten
cy, thou art a Jewel I” 1 think a sister has more
Influence with a brother than aim can over im
agine or sußpect. • It U so much easier Tor a big
brother to confess his orrers (“larks" you call
them, don’t yon, boyel) to some one who has,
possibly, one or two of her own to confess, a
girl can’t do butter than gain the confidence of
nor brother, unit if she docs have to step down
the veriest trifle from her lino lalylsm. There
are so very few sisters who know their brothers
ns other girls Know them; likewise, also, the
brothers are Ignorant; it’s so nice to get ac
Let the boys the house. I've beard
It said one could always trust a hoy os long as
he whistled. Don’t kill them if a little mud
chances to adhere to their bools. It they care
lessly tread upon your dress, he us graciously
loridrUig ss you would were It some one clso’s
brother who had been so awkward. “Club
rooms and lounging places," aaloonop and gam
bling-hells ora made so very attractive lately,—
the music, and lights, and welcoming word,—is
It any wonder that so many of “our boys" are
drawn there avray from Um coldness at homo!
If hova must have any badness, Jot them bare
it at home. Thu very homo lulluooce cannot but
imbue the evil with something ol its own sacred
purity. It was At home I learned to dance.
And it is at homo my brothers ore allowed to
smoko, If they care to do so.
And, rosily, I am so very sorry for girls who
haven't any brothers to tease, mid plague, and
comfort, and love, that I just don’t know what
to do. I’d like to be a brother to them myself.
I shouldn't have the slightest fear of being
called a “mollycoddle" cither. How the boys
laugh at the Idea of writing on such scflous sub
jects when one has to stop every few minutes to
bold a certain little cucrub, to sow on u button,
or hull a Lux of strawberries,—lu short, do u
thousand little things that "bus blue" are ex
pected to eschew. But I'm becoming 100 por-
soual,—pardon mo, please, I’ll don nthcloth nod
sashes It nccessarv, and “ who with repentance
Is not eatlstlml Is not of heaven nor earth,”
Thank you, Ethel, for daring (rt advance an
opinion which may (did you think of It!) be ft
little unpopular—with iho ladies.
K, K. (4. n., Wasn't Miss Amro trifle too good
for this world! Had she really lived hare,"l’m
much afraid she would hare unfolded Invisible
wings and soared wav an Into Urn blue skv tong
ago. And I shouldn't have blamed the one who
had waited "so lonff>aml patiently” if ho had
decided Micro was a time when patience ceased
to be n virtue, and had left Miss Amy "lone
and tom.” That would have been more true
to life; hut Hie moral wouldn’t have been os
good, so It’s better ns you told IU
And now in regard to that “Dish of Tnltv,”—
vinegar and sugar, sure enough. Mr. Conduct
or, Isn’t It rather late In (he season for tally?
Wouldn’t lemonade haVoboen mors cooling, and
easily takepl
And, Mr. Conductor, bow could you bars the
heart to say Forty Years was “golngforgood”!
Isn’t it too terribly bad to break all our hearts
at on* stroke! O, of o truth, Forty Years
mustn’t go yet.
For if no should who would remain to cut and
criticise us so artistically, with such cold, sharp,
polished Instruments that Imvo never a flaw or
rust in them aurwhoro. (I can well understand
Mint it was n satisfaction to Annelloleyn to
know that her neck was slender and the guil
lotine sharp.) And, truly, who but Forty
•Years would know Just what nerves were the
most sensitive; fust what soots a little tender;
just wnat “hcrls vulnerable”) And, after
all, however much the operation may pain us, wo
can’t help but admire (ho skill with which ft is
accomplished. How sad that Forty Years was
not present when Portia dared BUylock to cut
out Antonio’s heart, for Micro isn’t the least
possible doubt In my mind but what be would
have been successful,—not even spilling a drop
of blued, and so cleverly separating the pericar
dium from the aurrotindmg tissues that it
would have been a positive pleasure to all pres
ent—save, perhaps, Antonio—to watch him.
And (ho idea of Forty Years becoming a
Master of Ktfquctte (though, come to think, be
was always rattier Inclined that wav) I Well, I
suppose such aa article Is necessary in every
home,—along with aioihora-ln-lnw, enfaute ter-
WfoV, etc.,—but It Is usually a maiden aunt
who tills that enviable position. Hut Micro’s
really no law In the country forbidding an uncle
to do so, If he chooses. Hut to say It was
“dreadfully unmannerly to apeak of religion
In a mixed company ” Just as ouc is beginning
to foci at homo, why, It’s worse than a show
er-bath or an ice taken Internally to the poor
But “to return to Iho ascent of Mt. Vesu
vius.” Forty Years, you rcallv must not go
away forever. Wo’ll hope you will not, any
way. Hope, you know, Is something one can’t
destroy. Bren after Inquisitive Pandora bad
opened the mysterious chest, thereby allowing
all evils to escape, she managed to shut down
the lid In time to retain Hope; nud over since
It has lived to bless mankind.
But how foolish to argue with a man to gain
his consent. How foolish to pay Bathing, ex
cept *'Please do this.** or “plcapo do not."
Still, it’a pleasant to bo foolish, intentionally.
Homotimcs, Krgo, Fort j Years, don’t fold
vour tent like the Arab,—of whom we’re heard
so much lately that we’ro Inclined to wish he
had never been.bora. You know that way down
In your heart you always despised Virgil's
/Lucas for leaving Carthago nud the sorrowing .
Dido. You know you always despised Napoleon
lor deserting Josohlne.—lilts a phllosphcr,—and
you know you will always despise yourself If
you desert this Home,—with the sweet sisters
who write such nice, kind words to you, to
which you have the exquisite pleasure ot re*
spending la the uurtest “thanks,’’—and the
sour slaters who scold you, and tiiu Indifferent
sisters, and the brothers, and uncles, and aunts,
1 nay if you willfully desert all these for the
sake of stern philosophy, you ought to bo coo*
signed to a loue room, with a cold grate and an
empty pipe, forever and forever. Good-by,
Forty Years; If you become wearied‘with your
tub,” If the “ philosophy and reason In which
alone Is contentment" fall to satisfy, some
time lust coma amt tap at The Home door, ever
so gently, and eome one will let you In. Soma
one will place the large rocking-chair close up
to the tire, which will be an open grate, as they
have down South,—will bring out your slippers
nud dressing-gown, and the Inevitable newspa
per,—and then yon can read or talk, as you
please, only rcraaiuingsatUllcd In the conscious*
ness that you are at home.
Buzz, of Chlftgo, welcome, f would like to
answer some of your questions: others I could
nut. I’d love to make you feel at borne, tor I
know what It Is to bo “altrangor In a strange
place." Bat, don’t you see, If 1 did answer
your letter you would, In all probability, write
again, and so the ball would bo kept rolling in*
detlnltcly. That would be unpardonable. I
cannot so willfully transgress. 8u please excuse
mo publicly: If the subject Is of sufficient im
portance you may write inter not.
1 wonder If X shall ever summon sufficient
courage to speak to Orlcna! She seems like a
fixed star, calm and serene, shining upon us
with a pure, holy radiance, nut ohl so very far
.-.My “dear stranger friend "of the Garden
City: R. L. received the last letter. i!e wished
me to remind you of what ho promised about
coming by and by, Deoyolcote, and to whisper
these words to you: '
Oh I Under heart, so trustful, trno,
1 catch a glimpse or Heaven In you.
To the Editor oS The Tribune. ®
Chicago,‘Juno So.—lo response to M. If. M.
In lust week's Homo, the writer would say that
all butter, uo matter bow well made, will, when
exposed to the Influence of the atmosphere, turn
rancid, the better made preserving Us flavor
longest. A great quantity of butter sold lor
“choice dairy " is what Is known among dealers
us “ladlc-pockcd," I. 0., fresh, Imperfectly
made, streaked butter, mixed, colored, and ro
• bandied so os to present a uniform appearance.
By this process the grain Is destroyed, tbo
globules broken, and the greasy substance la
corporatcd into iliy butter Itself; tbis, when ex
posed for a abort time to Um sir will develop
what M. M. M. terms “a coating of whitish
TliU process of producing “ factory " batter
Is becoming too common both la the city and
country; bownroofill
Uurmg a visit to the “ old homo " (u Orange
County, N. Y.. I accidentally learned that the
daughter of a family who had furnished us with
butter for years had married, and purchased a
(arm near Chicago. 1 obtained her address, and
upon my return visited her, finding her upon my
arrival engaged in salting the product of seven
teen pure-bred Jersey cows, whoso fawn-llko
forms I could suo from the creamery. lat onco
nude arrangements for n permanent supply
since which time we aroonly reminded of our past
experiences with “ Factory " butter ami “ Oleo
margarine" by visits among our neighbors and
occasional loiters from our friends of The Dome,
a few of whom, M. M, M. .Included, could prob
ably obtain what they have long sought for in
vulu by addressing the lady referred to—Mrs.
Louise ifoss-Lowln, Riverdale, Cook County, 111,
H. C. J.
To the Editor «/ The lYitun#,
Danvillk, Wta,, June 24.—1 want to say a
word lu Mr. Chadwick while I have time. Mi*
Jotter pleated mo much because be Is boaest Ju
its sentiment, and docs not think like your crit
let tliat the best poller Is In humoring the worn*
on. Women were made for man’s entertain*
meat. The Christian Bible ears si much, and
the Atheist’s history teaches it In tno savage ns*
lions, and a relic handed down from former
aces la the desire prevalent now women have
of pleasing man, though In some It is stronger
tbnn In others. Man is superior, woman Info*
rlor, man stronger, woman weaker; hence man
was born to command and woman to obey, and
lhu sooner a man shows his authority and teaches
bis wife to obey, the better for* both. Woman
before marrying ought to learn that the more
she contributes to min’s pleasure the more she
Is appreciated, and that she is his property, and
U Is morally wrong for her to have any other
Ideas than lor bis personal comfort, and
per place Is at homo working to this
end. The trouble wltb so many women Is that
they arc Poind cdursted out of und far above
their sphere, insi cad of In the good old paths
their grandmothers trod. The world Is degen
erating In this, and will until the women are
put lack where they belong. When they get a
lew Ideas into their heads they are ruined for
man’s comlort and gut above their colling, and
every onu who U nut insane wUU see It. Why,
men are more than willing to gtfc their daugh
ters oil their bunds,—they are dead drugs In the
market, su to speak, and the idea of a wife’s
claiming a share of the properly is preposter
ous. A woman usually brings no dowry, und If
she does It is her husband's good fortune and
foresight. The man asks for bis wife and she
Is given to Una, ami ue pays lu the marrisgo-fee
for the paper binding her to him, Just as bo pars
for auv other legal tills, and the idea of women
being entitled to anything, or being capable of
controlling property. Is too thin, Borne do, but
whether they ought or not is a leading question.
Men run a great rl»k in marrrlng. If the
wile he takes happens to have good points, so
much the belter for the husband; but, if not, hi*
comlort Is ruined and it is saddest that bo must
euduro and support her until she can bo gotten
rid of In some tray. Such Is lito shnbhlnoss of
the present laws, amt it fa fnrtumuo If ouq
learns the good and had qualities of a woman
before taking lids grtHl rcspun^lillli.y.
You have my evnumthy, Mr. Chadwick, and
my advice (s lo marry again, as soon as von pm
uml a woman Worthy of you. There are doubt
less hundreds ready to accent Hk** ' lirnior* „f
being your wife,. and your head sucm* level so
I need hardly warn you to toko vmir Umu mu)
pick one Bulled to your Insie. It is« man'*
prlvtloco uud duty to lako all Mus ulc.wure b«
can, for was not Iho world made for hh own
pleasure. nud hceauac a man's property—ho,„.
dog, or wife—dies, Is It any report lie shoii!,/
uuvur oosaeaaauQlherl Promises given for con.
ycnlehccsako heycr should bn considered hmj,
log by a aCualUlc person, aftd wo arc someth],..
Inveigled into giving thorn, In spito of rc«v m ,
airmm sttAtta rnn rotmo maw.
Ta I lie Either of Tfi« Tribune. •
Wai.d«ow, 111., June 18.—Allow mo to fnlro
duco raysoU to the respected members of th,
Homo as one who has a few opinions to ofl«
and also some ftdvlco to seek. Cora Allan
seems to mo slightly abnormal, to quote y.:j
own expresslou, In her craving for financial la
dependence. Please answer mo, all aobli
women of The Homo, do not all the duties that
a wife and molhcrporform In the home-making
bearing and rearing Uio children, entitle her to
a 101 l half of all iho husband carnal Thais
woman has to ask her husband for her share of
what she helps him gain Is a disgrace to hla,
Robert lueorsoU says; “Itmakes the wife |
slave to be obliged to ask for every dollar sue
spends ami render an account for every cent of
said dollar,” and X agree with him in that it
least. What else does the marriage service
mean when thu man earnestly repeats. “With
all ray worldly goods I thco endow ”1 While f
am not a strong-minded woman, yot I thliiK St.
Paul did make a few mistakes lu Ills doctrine of
absolute suhmlssloa of wives to husbands.
And now let mo ask advice upon a question
that Las caused mu much annoyance as the wife
of a clergyman. I am subjected to criticism
and censure continually, and upon eomu mat.
tors in which no congregation ought to Inter
fere. I have a friend, a vouug man ofaelneo
larly Innocent nature, who is easily influenced
for good or evil. 1 flatter myself that my so*
clety has been to him a means of cultivation
and refinement, such as he could not have other
wise enjoyed. Because he Is frequently—any, (
might say constantly—at our house, and often
my escort, with the full knowledge mid consent
of my husband, the busvbodics of the tona
have made it a subject of frequent discussion.
Now, should I, out of consideration of tlidr
venomous tongues. give up the companionship
of this friend, which 1 frankly acknowledge u
Doth pleasant tome mid flattering to my self,
esteem; or shall I boldly, facing their spiteful
looks itnd remarks, say to them. “Houl sollqul
raaly pome”!. Anxiously waiting the unbiased
decision of Uomoltes, I am
Tub Dominic's Wura,
Mason Crrr, la., Juno S3.—'This llttlo note Is to
sing the praises of original investigation.
Plenty ot this spirit, some gumption, and aa
ordinary stock of patience, will enable one to
accomplish much In this world, and especially
to become a good cook. Many do not pause to
consider that all the tittle flue arts in cooking
have been Invented and discovered by some
one, and that nil people hare equal privileges in
this particular. ■ Fine art in cooking is not con
lined to expensive dishes, for pork ami potatoes
aro subjects of more variety In handling than
celery and The superfluous bread pan
cakes Uiat set forth the morning meal, with s
nice, hot, sour sauce poured over them ami
heated three or four minutes In Dm oven, make
a louder ami palatable dessertfor dinner, but u\.
moat Invariably (lod their way Into tho refute
Sail. Sumo one with more brains than mono/
nought of this, of course, and Uiu same per
son, doubtless, provided with abundant moan*,
would concoct most wonderful soups and crccs
surprising salads.
Wo hovs not yet learned how properly to use
half of tnc vegetation that is wasting its use
fulacis 6u the desert mind.
Do your readers know (hut tho tender tops of
raspberry shoots, divested of leaves ami bark,
and mlacud very flue, maku au Indescribably uo
Melons addition to salad, providing it la not
squelched entirely by Uic odoriferous ouluul
'Bunder radish poos, minced line, also answer lu
salads In place ot radishes.
1 tuiuk that, for tho sake of advancement In
the art of cookery, you ought to have u bureau
of original Investigation, to which, like Uio
Academy of Sciences, which meets ut the Smith
sonian Institution, Washington, only thosn who
have discovered some ucw truth cun belong.
In conclusion, lot me tell one way to make s
delicious strawberry-shortcake:
In tho first place, follow tho recipe for tho
shells of'Boston cream cakes, but spread Uiu
material on two ptb tins or one long pan, nud
bake well: then pass o sharp knlfo around (he
top about half an inch Inside of the edge, and
lift out the cover, butter llghly, as the paste is
very rich, fill In with strawberries, pulverized
sugar and cream, add the cover, place in th<
oven about three minutes, luul remove lo Uiu
table. 1 hare known this combination to lad
la ouly oao particular, and that was ouamitv.
12.12. (i. A.
matters r»OM micrkuk.
I\» tl.» Editor aJ Wit Tribune.
Muskegon, Mich., June S 3. It seems tome
that the last Home Is replete with good things,
or did lied In a “pleaaublo mood" when I
received It! X am much Interested in the sub
ject of “ Woods." 1 hope Almco and Yamia
will come often, and would like to have Almeo
proscribe for the •following case: Buppoeo one
gets up some morning feeling all out of sorts,
yet for no visible or Imaginable reason. No
pains or aches, nothing to feel sensitive about,
but it Just seems as though there was no com
fort or pleasure In anything. Your work laaio
endurable, your book stupid, not a person whose
society you acslre, and you do not want to walk,
or sit still, or go to bed. You are tired of the
world, and everybody, and everything In It, your
self in particular. Now, Almcc, what Is the
cause! Nobody has been saying unkind things,
aud, so far as one can sec, everything Is just the
same as It was yesterday, vrUcu you wout about
your work happy and contented.
After all the discussion in The Home by (ho
wlso and teamed writers thereof ou Uiu subject
ot Heaven, the mtsterv Is nt last solved by a
little " Country Cltl," who puts them all to
shame. Continue thy nightly watches, 0 youth
ful philosopher, for who shall say what thu atari
may not yet reveal to youl My worscr half,
who hasn't the least particle of sentiment about
him, wants to know If anybody keeps you com
pany lu your slar-gtr.lng. Uo thinks It would
bo dreadfully lonesome with no ous to talk to
but the man In the moon. If you hare some
one to share your watches who happens to he of
the other sex, J fear your thoughts mar forget
ore loos to roam so far heavenward as the stare.
1 wuudor how the girls relished Audy’s letter!
U sesms there sre several birds lu Inc Home
flock uot too old to be caught with chaff, he ie
shown by the attention which blaon Chadwick
Ultter-Bweel, do not be frightened away by
Forty Years. You have oao earnest admirer, if
pot more.
1 have forgotten the name of the little woman
who duoseu’t like to salt horbusband/ornioncy,
but what a shocking creature she must bo I Not
like to askfor moneyl Would like to be hide*
pendent I Mow dreadful 1 No, you foolish
woman, do not for a moment suppose there n
another woman like you. it is nice, very, jw
feel that one mast giro an account for ever;
Cent one spends, or that it one spends (or one's
own grsilUcsilou that one Is thereby dofnmdtnjf
someone else. Oh, yes, it is uicsl Weoilllks
It. F.
ovn AUBiiiom “•wblu”
To the Editor 0/ The Tribune.
Jolirt, [II., June SU.—I suppose, after all, he
has his goQd qualities, or, at least, his useful
ones. ,Uuls a signboard for his tailor, and s
standing advertisement for his bootmaker. Ms
Is an escort for ail the lisping young women In
his aelghhorhood, and a Hunch advocate of
everything •* new und nobby.” Me Is a blessing
In disguise (for blessings seldom come lu whits
cravats) to a ball-room, for he never neglects
the “ wall flowers ” that persist lu attending
such places tor the pleasure of criticising young
er sud fairer women. Were this last the only
thing he was useful for, be would still ho a
blessing; out the fellow really does no serious
damage to any one; bis attention is too much
engrossed with the cut of bis new isveudsr un
mentionables and the part of his hair to over be
on anything but the best of terms* with tuo
whole world. Me considers the Misses Jo *<•
“ awfully clover, yvu know,” mm Molw-us
daughter ” too swcot for anything.” Mis con
voroatlon never bewilders bis listener*!, ami ns
Ideas never conflict with another's,—or, raiiuT,
Uudr Ideas are Ids. Mis poetical quotations, u|>*
like angels’ rUUs, are many and often.
makes ids parting adieus wUn the “tm>
for anything ” daughter with many lender {«• I
ii* lender) looks. And a “fate thoo well, ana
*ft£ forever ” gently murmured utmw
a beautifully waxed mustache, pot oao>ur

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