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THE MORSiyG OREGOXIAX, TTXESPAT, OCTOBER 12, 1913.
NOTABLE LIFE OF
MR DUNIWAY ENDS
Years Given to Furthering
Suffrage in Oregon.
CAREER AS WRITER BRIGHT
CHILD IS BILIOUS
Look, Mother ! -See if Tongue Is
Coated, Breath Hot or
Pioneer of 185 2 Known Throughout
Pacific Northwest and Xatlon for
Literary Achievements and
Work for Woman Suffrage.
Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway, 81 years
old, sister of the late Harvey W. Scott
and known aa the "mother of woman
suffrage in Oregon," died at Good
(Samaritan Hospital at 12:50 o'clock
Sunday morning, following an illness
of several weeks. Mrs. Duniway under,
went an operation recently for an in
fection in her foot, and for some time
there had been virtually no hope of
At the bedside at the time of her
Heath were Kalph K. Duniway and Dr.
C. A. Duniway, sons. Dr. J. C. Zan and
Mrs. Duniway's death came while she
was eleeping peacefully.
Early JLIfe Spent In Illinois.
Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway was born
October 23, 1S34. in a border cabin
home in Illinois. Her father, John
Tucker Scott, born in Kentucky in
180!). was of Scotch-Irish and English
parentage, while her mother, Ann
Koelofson, was born in 1811 of Ger
man, French and English stock.
Mrs. Duniway was one of a large
family of children. Two of her sisters
tire living in Portland. They are Mrs.
llary Frances Cook, who is two years
Older than was Mrs. Duniway, and Mrs.
Harriett. Palmer. Three sisters are
dead. They were Mrs. Margaret Fearn
side. who died in 1865; Mrs. Sarah M.
Keity. who died in 1901. and Mrs. C.
A. Coburn, who died about three years
Two of the brothers died in infancy,
a third brother. John Henry Scott,
tiied at Forest Grove in 1862. while
Harvey W. Scott, editor of The Ore
gonian. died in 191U. Mrs. D. C.
l.atourette. a half-sister, lives at Ore
gon City. Charles W. Scott, a half
brother, died in 1835.
In their pioneer environment many
Were the household tasks to which the
young daughters of the household
were put and in these homely domestic
arts Abigail Scott became skilled.
During her first year of life a more
pretentious home was built by her
father, which replaced the cabin where
they formerly lived.
Educational Advantage Slight.
Because of her busy home life, and
also because she was somewhat weakly
as a child, she did not receive the
meager advantages of schooling that
"were available to the more rugged
members of the family. Such learning
as she received consisted chiefly of a
five months term in an academy, of
none too high class, in Stoufs Grove, a
rustic village in the heart of Illinois
near what is now the town of Danvers.
It was early in the Spring of 1852
that Mr. Scott caught the "Oregon
fevr," as it was known at that time,
Gold his possessions in Illinois and
started with his family and a long line
of covered wagons, drawn by teams of
oxen, to this state. Incidents of the
trip were many, as was common to
inese adventurous travels in that day,
hut chief of all happenings recalled by.
Mrs. Duniway was the death of her
mother, who passed away of cholera
In the Black Hills of Wyoming.
Family Reaches Oregon.
This overland Journey lasted six
months and Mr. Scott and his family
settled for the Winter of 1852-53 in
Lafayette, Yamhill County, at that
time the county seat. For some months
Abigail Scott taught school in a Polk
County village, then known as Cincin
nati, but now bearing the name of
It was there that she met Ben C.
Duniway. a young farmer and stockman,
with a donation land claim in; Clacka
mas County, to whom she was married,
and they lived for four years in Clacka
mas County and five years thereafter in
Yamhill County. In the early '60s an
accident befell Mr. Duniway and it
was necessary to remove from the
farm, while Mrs. Duniway returned to
school teaching, as well as keeping
boarders. After three years in Lafay
ette, the family removed to Albany,
where" her teaching was continued for
a year. Then Mrs. Duniway engaged
in trade, establishing a millinery store
there, which was continued for six
It was in 18T.9 that Mrs. Duniway
first came into prominence through the
publication of a book entitled, "Cap
tain Gray's Company, or Crossing the
Plains and Living in Oregon." she
sold her Albany millinery business and
In the Spring of 1"71 she moved to
Portland, bought a printing office and
started a weekly publication, the New
Northwest, which at once attracted
Suffrage KspouNrd Karly.
ne eariy espoused the doctrine of
equal suffrage and her advocacy of
political rights for women met with
unexpected tavor In Oregon. Washing
ton and Idaho. She made long and
frequent tours to deliver lectures on
-.e topic and soon rose to a high rank
in inis item.
Her address before the Constitution.
al Convention at Boise. Idaho. July 16.
1889, was a notable effort. Her talk
resulted in securing a pledge from
state officials and business men of
Idaho to submit the question of equal
suffrage to a vote at the first election
following the territory's admission to
statehood. This was a useful factor
In giving Idaho women suffrage.
Upon the occasion of the celebration
of Oregon's fortieth year of admission
to statehood, held In the House of
Representatives. Salem. Kebruarv 14.
18S9. when the Joint assembly of the
Legislature and a large audience
gathered, Mrs. Duniway was given the
valedictory, or place of honor on the
programme, where she achieved high
One of her greatest speeches on the
progress of all women toward equal
political rights was made at the un
veiling of the statue of Sacajawea st
the Lewis and Clark Kxposition in
the Summer of lsor.. This wag fol
lowed by the extending of an invita
tion to her by the late H. W. Goode,
president of the exposition, to accept
the date of October 6 as Abigail Scott
Duniway day at the fair. This was the
first reception of its kind ever ten
dered to any woman, aside from roy
alty, by the official head of any Inter
Governors Conference Attended.
It was in January. 1910. that Mrs.
Duniway was made a duly accredited
delegate by Governor F. W. Benson,
of this state, to the Conservation Con
gress of Governors, held in Washing
ton City. There she made a strong
plea for equal political rights and was
accorded much consideration by dis
tinguished men in attendance, who
marveled at the logic and eloquence
shown by this elderly woman from the
After selling her newspaper to good
advantage, Mrs. Duniway lived in
Portland, giving herself wholly to the
suffrage cause. She has written a
'California Syrup of Figs" Can't
Harm Tender Stomach,
Every mother realizes, after giving
her children "California Syrup of Figs."
that this is their ideal laxative, because
they love its pleasant taste and it thor
oughly cleanses the tender little stom
achy liver and bowels without griping.
When cross, irritable, feverish or
breath is bad, stomach sour, look at the
tongue, mother! If coated, give a tea
spoonful of this harmless "fruit laxa
tive," and in a few hours all the foul,
constipated waste, sour bile and the un
digested food passes out of the bowels,
and you have a well, playful child
again. When its little system is full of
cold, throat sore, has stomach ache,
diarrhoea, indigestion, colic remem
ber, a good "inside cleansing" should
always be the first treatment given.
Millions of mothers keep "California
Syrup of Figs" handy: ; they know a
teaspoonfyl today saves a sick child
tomorrow. Ask your druggist for a 50
cent bottle of "California Syrup of
Figs," which has directions for babies,
children of all ages and grown-ups
printed on tho bottle. Beware of coun
terfeits sold here, so don't be fooled.
Get the genuine,, made by "California
Fig Syrup Companv." Adv.
number of descriptive poems, among
those being considered best are "Ore
gon, Land of Promise," and "Centen
nial Ode," the latter having been writ
ten in commemoration of the opening
of the Lewis and Clark Fair. She
wrote numerous works of fiction that
appeared in her New Northwest, during
the 16 years of its publication. Her
book, "From the West to the West."
which appeared about 1910, brought
out by A. C. McClurg &. Co, Chicago.
still ' enjoys a steady sale.
Of Mrs. Duniway's family of six
children, her only daughter, Mrs. Clara
Duniway Stearns, died in January,
1886. Her husband, Ben C. Duniway.
died In August, 1896. Of her five sons.
Hubert R. Duniway is a wholesale
lumber dealer in New York City;
Willis S. Duniway, former State
Printer, died in August. 1913. Wllkie
C. Duniway is identified with the
mechanical department of The Orego
nian; Clyde A. Duniway is president
of the State University of Montana
and Ralph R. Duniway is a prominent
attorney of this city.
First of all, Mrs. Duniway was a
devoted mother. "My children are my
highest achievement and my greatest
asset," was her own statement.
LUMBER CHARTERS SOAR
Rates From Coast to Offshore Points
Attain Xew Records.
SAST FRANCISCO, Oct. 11. Freight
rates on lumber from the Pacific Coast
to off-shore points are now the highest
they have been in many years, accord
ing to a circular issued by the Ship
Owners' Association, made public today.
The circular quotes charters made
during: the past week to Melbourne and
Adelaide, from Coast lumber ports, at
from 100 to 305 shillings per 1000 feet.
To South Africa the rates on lumber
from the North Pacific have reached
the rate of 142 shillings and sixpence,
said to be the highest ever paid out of
Pacific Coast ports.' '
MOVIES WELL PATRONIZED
Increase in Price Seems Xo Barrier
The new scale of prices went into
effect at - the local motion-picture
houses Sunday; The change was
made without apparent decrease in
the attendance.- according to the man
agers. The theaters which heretofore charged
10 cents hung out the 15-cent admit
tance cards last night, but the shows
that were good drew heavily notwith
standing. The afternoon performances
continue at 10 cents.
The theaters that heretofore played
at 5 cents have increased their prices to
10 cents for both afternoon and night
PRINCE DIES OF WOUND
Encounter With Russians Fatal to
Frederic of Thorn and Taxis.
INDON, Oct. 11. Prince Frederic
of Thurn and Taxis died in a Russian
base hos.ital, according to a Petrograd
dispatch to the Post, after being se
verely wounded in an encounter with
Russian raiders in the v llna salient.
A dispatch from Amsterdam Septem
her 24 said the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger
had announced that Prince Frederic
had been killed while fighting in the
KAISER TO EXPORT SPUDS
German Potato Crop Is Largest . Jn
IANDO.V, Oct. 11 The German po
tato crop, estimated at 60,000,000 tons,
is the largest In the history of the
country, says a Berne dispatch to the
The supply is so abundant that Ger
many has withdrawn the prohibition
against exporting potatoes to Switzer
Rend The Oregonian's classified ads.
Children are probably brighter today
than a generation ago but are they
stronger? That's a grave question. So
many pinched faces, dulled eyes and
languid feeling make us wonder if they
will ever grow into robust, healthy
men and women.
if your children catch colds easily,
are tired when rising, lack healthy
color, or find studies difficult, give
them Scott's Emulsion for one month
to enrich their blood and restore the
body-forces to healthy action.
Scott's Emulsion is used in private
schools. It is not a "patent medicine."
simply a highly concentrated oil-food,
free from harmful drugs. It cannot
harm; It improves blood; it benefits
lungs and strengthens the system. Your
druggist has it refuse substitutes.
Scott & Bowie, Toronto, Oat, 15-11
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a a a. m at a "
All Are Working for Army in
KNITTING IS INCESSANT
American Motlier-in-Law of British
War Orficc Employe, Visiting
In Portland, Says Possibility of
Defeat Is Xot Considered.
How the British women are doing
their bit to help Kitchener's army
some as nurses, some as workers in
the ammunition factories, while others
knit socks, make bandages and hold
tea parties at which the guests make
sandbags for the trenches was told
yesterday by Mrs. Ellen Crippen, an
American woman who has Just re
turned to the United States after near
ly two years in England.
Mrs. Crippen lives in Livingstone,
Mont. She went to England In October,
1913, to visit her daughter. Mrs.
Charles Connop, whose husband is in
the British War Office. Mrs. Crippen
stayed with them at their country place
in Hampshire, 10 miles from the old
cathedral town of Winchester, about
the same distance from the port of
Southhapton and not far from Alder
shot and Salisbury Plain, where the
Canadian contingents have been quar
tered on their way to the front.
She is in Portland for a visit with
her son, E. P. Preble, and his family,
at their home, 876 East Twenty-ninth
"I believe every woman In England !s
doing something to help her country,
if it is only to knit socks for the sol
diers," said Mrs. Crippen. "Hoy they
knit! I remember how, after the first
army was raised. Kitchener sent out a
call for thousands, and then for mil
lions of socks. He got them. It was
a labor of love with the women of
Great Britain. High and low, they knit,
knit, knit, hour after hour and day
after day. I remember vividly that
though I had never done any knitting
before, 1 knit 37 pairs of socks myself.
"Then the call came for sandbags to
pile in front of the trenches. Kitchen
er wanted the women to make them.
He needed millions of sandbags. The
women' would hold tea parties, to which
the guests brought big, coarse needles
and the whole afternoon would be de
voted to sewing the rough bag. cloth
into sacks. It was tiresome and tedi
ous work, but the women never com
plained about it.
"Now the women are making a new
kind of bandage, also by the million.
It is a sort of first-aid bandage to be
supplied to the soldiers, and is said to
be quite an improvement over the first
aid bandage previously, in use.
"In the cities the women are doing
much of the work formerly -done by
men, such' as running elevators and
that sort -of thing."
Mrs. Crippen said that - every plant
available for turning out ammunition
has been utilized through the whole
country, and that hundreds of women
are working in these plants.
"The people of England haven't a
thought of defeat. They are absolutely
certain that they will win the war."
AMBULANCE STRIKES POLE
Driver's Wile Is Cuti About Face
Wlien Auto Has Mishap.
Ambulance drivers are not exempt
from the accidents which furnish such
a large part of their work. This fact
was exemplified Sunday night by B. C.
Buck, manager of the Ambulance Serv
ice Company, when an automobile in
which he was riding with Mrs. Buck
collided with a telephone pole at North
Eighth and Glisan streets.
Mrs. Buck received cuts about the
The Real Suffrage
Thought Gf Women
Motherhood is always uppermost in woman's
mind. And with it comes tbouchts of bow
to reduce and overcome the pains and dis
tresses of the ordeal.
An external remedy, "Mother's Friend." Is
highly recommended. Hundreds of yoana
mothers write how rejoiced they were at the
absence of moraine sickness, nervousness and
other distresses. Get a bottle of "Mother's
Friend" at any drag- store.- Simply apply it
crver roe stomaen musrjes and rest aaanred
of perfect safety and comfort day and night,
write fc Bradneld Keculatnr Co.. 104 Lamar
Eiajiia. oa sor uaeir
m ! L ir?
a clue, -to Poini. 7 ?
I lowcJuni tenefits tKe teeiK
DENTAL research has
found that only 1.2 fa'
of the Maoris ef New Zealand
have any decay of teeth.
Next come the Esquimaux,
only Afo of those exam
ined h'aving teeth unsound.
Third rank certain trihes of
Some years ago the British
Dental Association examined
the teeth of 10,500 English
school children. 86o had
some decay of the teeth!
Why? From leading dental
authorities we get this answer:
Races having the best teeth
chew foods which excite the
Salivary glands. The Maori
flavors- food with the juice of
the tutu-berry a keen exciter
of the salivary flow. The
Canadian Indian chews wood
of the sugar pine.
The human saliva is endorsed
by these same authorities as Na
ture's own mouth ivash the best
conserver of the teeth best since
In encouraging a normal flow
of saliva, the clean, pure Sterling
Gum brings distinct aid to the
health of the teeth.
It acts against what dentists
call "oral (mouth) stagnation.
The importance of this fact
may lead you to suppose it the
7th Sterling point but no; that
7th point is still as much a mys
tery as ever.
THE STERLmC CUM CO, nC.
Vmnf bland CKy. GrMUr New Yorfc
The- point tim
PEPPERMINT RED WRAPPER
C I N NAMON ' BLUE WRAPPER
YfEED CHAINS on the front fires,
. pick "the easiest way in the hardest
going and prevent the front wheel skid
the most dreaded of all skids as it is
the hardest to counteract By mantfmla-;
tion of the steering wheel
jchu urMLL i ires oy aeaiers everywhere
, Tire' Chains and Lyon Crips especii'jj
I tunsirucieu loroingie ana Luai ooua
Truck Tires -Motorcycle Tire Chains&c
face, and was taken to the St. Vin
cent's Hospital by her husband.
Indemnity Company Officials Here.
E. M. Treat, president of the Ameri
can Credit Indemnity Company of New
York, is registered at the Portland
Hotel from St. Louis. He is accom
panied by Mrs. Treat and they will
be in Portland for two or three days.
W. H. Preston, general agent for the
company, with headquarters at Seattle,
is also in Portland.
Kin? of Greece KeMrted 111.
LONDON, Oct. 11. Klngr Constantino,
of Greece, is ill and confined to his
room, says a dispatch from Athens to
the VossiHche Zeitung: of Uerlin. which
has been received here.
The History of the World
From the Dawn of Creation
" The Great War y
Is depicted in art, scenic and industry
and presented in wonderful colors
v - PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION
This wonderful Exposition closes Dec. 4.
1 Don't Miss It
Lest you always look back to 1915 with regret
Scenic Shasta Route
Through the wonderful Valleys of the Wil
lamette, the Sacramento, the Umpqua and
the RogTie offers exceptional diversion.
Low Round Trip Fares
' Full particulars, tickets and folders .
' "Wayside Notes Shasta Route" at City
Ticket Office, 80 Sixth street, comer
Oak. Phones: Broadway 2760, A 6704. N
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon.
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