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THE MORXIXG . OREGONIAN. 3IOXDAT, OCTOBER 2, 1015.
SPEAKERS AT MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MRS. ABIGAIL SCOTT DUNIWAY, AND SCULPTOR'S WORK IN
SPIRED BY THE GREAT WOMAN SUFFRAGE LEADER
TO MRS. DUtllWAY
Highest Citizens of Oregon
Gather in Memory of Mother
of Suffrage in This State.
41 -YEAR BATTLE RECALLED
Final Victory of Women, in Winning
Ballot Credited to First Cham
pion's Unceasing Kf forts; Life -Is
A pualic memorial service in honor
of the late Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway,
who for 41 years championed the cause
of wom.i suffrage in the face of preju
dice and persecute n. until as an
aged woman she lived to see senti
ment of her' state remolded, and the
ballot granted to the women of Oregon,
was heli at the Eleventh Street Thea
ter yesterday afternoon.
The speakers were all men who had
known Mrs. Xunlway many years. Some
bad helped in the work she made her
life end. In their addresses they re
called the courage with which she had
overcome difficulties, her dovotion to
the principles of liberty and Justice,
and the qualities that will cause her to
he remembered S3 Oregon's greatest
, tiovermor Wlthycombe Presides. .
Governor Wlthycombe, who had come
from Salem to give this tribute of af
fectionate respect, presided ac the ex
ercises, and the Rev. Luther R. Dyott,
pastor of the First Congregational
Church, pronounced the invocation and
The speakers of the day were Charles
W. Fulton, ex-United States Senator;
Miiton A. Miller, United States Collec
tor of Internal Revenue: Justice T. A.
McBrldc. of the Oregon Supreme Court;
Colonel C E. S. Wood, T. T. Geer, ex
Governor of Oregon, -and Colonel Rob
ert A. Miller.
On the platform with them sat M. C.
George, chain an of the committee
which arranged the memorial service,
and H. L. Pittock.
A portrait bust and a portrait
etatuette of Mrs. Duniway, sculptured
in plaster of paris by Roswell Dosch.
professor of art at the University of
Oregon and son of Colonel Henry K.
Xoseh, occupied a prominent place on
a. stand near the front of the plat
form. Mrs. Duniway posed for this
bust and the statuette, which repre
sents her in a characteristic posture
in her rocking chair, about a. year be
fore her death.
She expressed such pleasure at the
sculptor's work that the two pieces
will be cast in enduring bronze.
Splendid Example- Valued.
''We have assembled here .in honor
of Oregon's greatest woman," said
Governor Withycombe in opening the
exercises at 2:30 o'clock.
"In all ways she was a remarkable
woman. It is fitting and proper that
we should come together here to honor
this great woman who did so much
for civilization. '
After the Rev. Luther R. Dyott had
pronounced the invocation, Hartridge
Whipp rang Dudley Buck's "Crossing
the Ba.'," Leonora Fisher Whipp ac
companying htm on the piano. C. W.
Fulton. ex-United States Senator, was
then introduced by Governor Withy
combe. "The great work' with which the
name of Mrs. Duniway will ever be as
sociated, said Senator Fulton in part.
"Is that of securing to the women of
Oregon t!ie elective franchise. It was
Indeed a splendid work. Vet. as I sub
mit, valuable as that work was, still
" more valuable to us of her generation
at least, is the splendid example of her
life. It is an inspiration to" higher and
"While they who co-operated with
her In her work know in a measure, no
one can ever fully know the sacrifices
she made to carry her work forward.
None can know or realize the heart
breaking disappointments and discour
agements she encountered and sur
vived. Mind Strong Vntil End.
Beautiful, however, as was her life,
especially beautiful was her death.
She was permitted to live in health,
physical and mental, far beyond the'
allotted years of man, surrounded by
loving children and grand-children, all
worthy of her. In the late evening ot
her life the victory so long hoped for,
yet too often denied, finally came;
came, indeed, as the sun was slowly
sinking below the Western horizon and
when the shadows were falling far Into
the East, yet came while the light was
still strong and the mental sky was
The next speaker. Milton A. Miller,
who spake in behalf of United States
benator Chamberlain, said in part:
"I knew Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway
for many years. It was my privilege
ana pleasure to assist in the cause
which was so near and dear to her.
namely, that the right of the ballot be
extended to women.
"She was my friend.
"Mrs. Duniway was one of the early
pioneers of Oregon. She devoted her
life and her energies, to a great ex
tent, in building "up this great state.
tne iruits of which we are enjoying
today. She stood for that which makes
civilization better and humanity hap
Heroic Coirase Shows.
"By her energy, her courage, her in
domitable will and great mental r
pactty she not only endeared herself to
ine people or uregon. but to the m
tlon. She commanded great respect as
a enampion or a great cause.
"She was one of those sturdy plo
neers wno gave an exhibition of heroic
courage seldom witnessed in any
country or in any age. and though her
form has passed from the stage of
human action, the record of her great
ness win live to bless and benefit hu
manity In the years that are yet u
Justice T. A. McBride. of the Oregon
Supreme Court, said in part:
"Looking back over more than half
a century since I first became ac
quainted with Mrs. Duniway. I can re
call no work or day of that time that
might have been called a leisure day
for her. She was the nearest neigh
bor of my family at LaFayette. where
she taught a school which included
boardnig and lodging some of her
older pupils, and In addition personally
cared for her family of young children
and did it well, as the subsequent ca
reers of her sons so well attest: took
part in all our little village activities,
and still found time to keep in touch
with the progressive thought of the
world to the extent that I considered
at mat time that she was the most
thoroughly informed woman on gen
eral topics that I had ever known.
. . Bitter Oppoaltloa Overcoat.
"If we count greatness either by re
emits or by the difficulties overcome in
their accomplishment, then by either
test Mrs. Duniway was a great woman.
I venture to say that when she began
her campaign for equal Tights, there
were not 1000 supporters of that doc.
, , 1 J !
I Sji' J a 1i : '.:-ill-Tl-ti-ii ,ffMir-'" - '
for 10. years that not 10,000 supporters
could have been mustered.
"Not only was this the. case, but-the
opposition- was -bitter. - almost to- the
point of persecution. Undaunted by op
position and with a -full belief in the
justice and final success of her cause
she continued her campaign, speaking,
writing and expending what would
have amounted in the aggregate to a'
small fortune, all earned by her own
eef forts, until she achieved her recent;
"I call it her victory advisedly be
cause, while sche was aided by. a pha
lanx of devoted women. -at the last I
feel that it was her organization anpl
her methods that laid the foundation
for success and that but . for these,
Oregon ' would not now be an equal
sufrage state. In her life we have an
Inspiring example of what courage,
energy and consecration to duty' can
accomplish in the face of apparently
overwhelming opposition, and- in her
death the state lost one of its greatest
Mrs. Rose Coursen Reed then sang
"Abide With Me." by Little, accompa
nied on the piano ty Leonora Fisher
Whipp. Colonel C. E. S. Wood was the
Life Held. Immortal.
"Mrs. Duniway is dead. And yet she
is not dead. She is here with us., else
why our meeting?" he said. "There Is
an immortality which can never - be
taken away, and just as the pebble cast
into a lake ripples to the bank, so the
character, the example, that concrete
fact known as the life which the per
son lives, lives after them is immor-ta.i-;y.
if it has linked itself with the
"Mrs. Duniway has been described as
one of -the apostles in our land for
woman suffrage. But Mrs. Duniway
was Inspired to equal suffrage not to
that as the final end and hope in hu
man society, but as an act of justice-
one step nearer to the great hope. Her
voice was for justice and for Individ
ual liberty. Many a time in our Fo
rum, as we called it. I have heard her
in blazing words denounce laws that
stood for Injustice and against indi
'I found in Mrs. Duniway that
bravery to be herself, and in herself
to be an apostle of liberty and justice.
That is why she will not die, that is
why she cannot die. Her fame may
be forgotten, but her precepts and her
acts will go on and on."
Ex-Governor Geer told horn 40 years
ago he had begun the satisfactory cus
tom of "keeping a diary.
"I read just the other day in that
diary." he said, "that on the evening of
November 22. 1875. I went to the
schoolhouse I was then living in Cove,
in Union County and "listened to a
very interesting addres son equal suf
frage by Mrs. Duniway.
"It was four years before that year.
in 1871 she tells us in her book, that
she "saw the light' and ever after that
she was an untiring champion of the
cause of equal suffrage. '
He went on to relate 'that he was a
member of the Lower House of the
Legislature in 1880, when ex-Senator
Fulton, then a State Senator, on Sep
tember 27 Introduced In the Senate I
resolution proposing an amendment to
the constitution, which contained the
trine in the whole state, and that after I following 13 words:
she bad devoted herself to thry. cause "The elective franchise shall here
(1 StatneMe and Bust by ItOfiTvrll
Dosca. or Mra. Abigail Scott Dunlnay.
U Kx-Covernor T. T. Gnr. (St
Governor 'Wltkycombe, "Who Presided.
(4) Justice T. A. McBride, of Oregon
Supreme Court. 5 M. C. George,
Chairman of Memorial Service Com
mittee. (6) RoM-tvell Dosch, Sculptor,
for Whom Mrs. Duniway Hau Posed
for Statuette and Bust.
after, not be prohibited on account of
Mr. Geer went on to read the ac
counts of the proceedings as reported
in The taregonian. . Mrs. Dunlwav ad
dressed the Senate, which passed the
resolution, and later the House. "1
well remember," said Mr. Geer. "the
sensation created by having a woman
speaK before the Legislature."
Colonel -" Robert A. Miller, tho la.t
speaker, said' in part: "I knew Mrs
Duniway through nearly all the years
of her activity for woman suffrage-
want to add just a word about her
family life. -I was in newspaper work
at the same time she and her boys
weer editing the New Ncrthwest.
know the great love her boys had for
her. and 1 know the great love this
wo.jan had for her boys and girls."
Colonel Miller read letters and tele
grams in honor of Mrs. Duniway from
Judge Stephen J. Chadwlck, of the
Washington Supreme Court: Stephen
A' Lowell, of Pendleton; Governor Lis
ter., of Washington: the Washington
Council of Women Voters and, the Na
tional Council of Women Voters.
The service ended with a benediction
by the Rev. Luther R. Dyott.
Man in Depot Shoots Self.
TOPFENISH, Wash.. Oct. 24 (Spe
clal.) William Laurer, aged 40, while
in the Northern Pacific depot here to
day, shot himself with a revolver, the
bullet entering the stomach, penetrat
ing his body and coming out near the
backbone. Physicians think he may
JUDGE M'GINN LAUDS
LIFE OF MRS. DUNIWAY
Faith in Cause of Suffrage and in Immortal Life Commented Upon in
Letter to Son of Valiant Champion.
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Trlt QuALITTT STCR.e OF PORTLAND
rHUv, Sixth, t-forriaoty AUm- 3ta.
(In 181. when the late Abi-all Scott
Duniway came to Portland and began the
publication ot the New Northwest. Henry
fe.. McGinn, then a schoolboy, became ac
quainted, with Mrs Duniway and her sons,
a-nd a friendship was be-un which has n
dured during the succeeding- 44 years. Judge
McGinn has written the following- letter,
addressed to one ot Mrs. luniway's sons.
eulogising her work and her character, and
expressing bis sympathy In her loss.)
ORTLAND, Oct. 22. 1915. My Dear
'Wilkie: I have been .very much.
thoug-ht. with you all. ever
since I learned that your beloved
mother has passed to the other life.
This' is the anniversary of her birth. I
thought 1 would commune witn you
while I speak of her Kreat life, of her
noble work, and 'the splendid example
she has left to the world.
Tou may Just remember you cannot
do much more when, at the end of
1870 or the beginning; of 1S71 you came
to live in Portland. I so well remem
ber when you lived at Third and
Washington streets, where the Failing:
building: now stands, and when your
mother commenced the publication of
the New Northwest. Of course. I re
member- the immense assistance that
Willis and Hubert were to her in her
new undertaking:. I remember how un
promising: the work seemed to every
one but her. Those of this generation
can have no conception of the prejudice
which then was against the cause of
suffrage for women; in fact, against
equality for women in any of th
walks of life. As I look back over the
more than 44 years since your mother
took up the cause of women for equal
ity before the law. I nnd myself ask
ing: the question. "Am 1 in the midst
of the same people?" True, people
were net burned at the stake, executed
or imprisoned for opinion's sake, but It
Is inconceivable to what lengths the
brutal and coarse of that day would go
to break up your mother's meetings, to
cause her inconvenience, disappoint
ments: but she fought on aeainst every
hindrance placed in her way until after
more than 40 years she lived to see her
life work crowned with success, to re
ceive the plaudits of the world for the
part she had taken in life to give her
sisters equality before the law. to
know that not only the State of Ore
gon, but the Oregon country of her
youth had enrolled themselves under
the standard which she planted, and in
the support of which she never fal
tered, no matter what the setback was,
in the more than 40 years she strug
gled for the cause here.
I cannot tell you how glad I am that
she preserved a record of those troub
lous years and told us of them herself,
as only she could tell it, in "Path
Breaking." a book which will be of in
calculable value when the story of the
cause of women shall be finally told
for the education of the world, if edu
cation is still needed that "Truth
crushed to earth will rise again." I
rejoice, also, that she has left the rec
ords she has. in this book of the united
and devoted family you have always
been, and how you all sacrificed your
own ambitions to further the cause
dearer to her than life.
Many reflections are in my mind as I
write these lines. Your mother herself
sent me. with her written compliments,
"Path Breaking." I would not be with
out this thought for a great deal. Her
cheerful disposition, her optimism, her
perfect peace with all the world; the
comfort, the hope" of Immortality and
the thought that she -would again be
with and meet her loved ones In an
other world is a record she left us
which this "work-a-day" world of ours
could 111 afford to be without. This
world Is the great gainer that she made
her pilgrimage through it. Tou. her
immediate family, have a great herit
age In her good name and In her
achievements. Those of us who were
so fortunate as to know her realize that
in her was a large spark of- the divine.
I do not dogmatize much on the sub
ject: still I love to dwell on the con
cluding verses , of the' 42d and 43d
Psalms: "Why art thou cast down, my
soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me 7 Hope thou In God. for I
shall yet praise him who is the health
nf mv countenance and my God."
With sympathy, and love, and hope.
ever faithfully your friend.
HENRY E. M'GINN.
inch tire not more than a two-ton
load. No load, under this ruling, shall
be more than three tons, and the speed
trucks is limited to eight miles
an hour. The ruling was made largely
in an effort to regulate automobile
truck transportation between Portland
and Oregon City so as to protect county
roads. The regulations will be printed
and posted along the roads.
CATHOLIC BONDS BOUGHT
Issue of $3,000,000 to Finance Par
ishes in Quebec.
Charles A. Stoneham & Co., 41 Broad
treet. New York, acting for Montreal
Interests, have sold to F. A. Brewer &
HOE CAKE HAPPY PROSPECT
Hood River Sawmill Owner Will In
HOOD RIVER.. Or, Oct. 24. (Spe
cial.) Hoe cake and corn pone bid fair
to become popular in the Apple Valley
Within the next few days J. R. Phil
lips, who for many yeara has been op
erating a sawmill on Phelps Creek, will
sro to Portland to obtain burrs for a
srrist mill he will Install at bis lum
A month or two ago it was an
nounced that Mr. Phelps would begin
the operation of a water mill to grind
the many hundreds of bushels of corn
that have been grown in Hood River
this year. Already the mill has booked
many - advanced orders for water
Clackamas Limits Truck Loads.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Oct. 24. 'Spe
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amaa County roads, the County Cour
has decided that vehicles with a two
inch tire must not carry more than
one-ton load and those with a three-
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nually. Those familiar with affairs of the
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