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LEOTUBE THIS XVEKHTG.
Miss Anthony will lecture this Fri
day 6veViIii?r,t'a'ifd w'HI discuss the" right
of women to vote under the Fourteenth
and Fifteenth Amendments to the Con
WOMAN SLTPBAGE LECTURE.
Miss Anthony lectured on "The Tower
of thcBalIot"-atthe OroiFino-Hnll- on
"Wednesday- evening stoi a darge,tintelli
gent and delighted audience. The Hall
was literally pagked with culm, dispas
sionate and interested listeners, whom
the speaker Tield spell-bound for au hour
and twenty minutes. "Women, with
bright countenances and radiant eyes,
looked on and listened .to utterances of
wisdom concerning realities which they
beforo had not seriously considered,
Men, with broad foreheads and thought
ful faces, hearkened to prophecy, and
philosophically prepared themselves to
accept the inevitable. Susan's fund of
anecdote, incident and argument is in
exhaustible. The crowded state of our
columns prevents a full report of her
lecture from annearincr in this Issue. It
will be given next week.
J. B. rBOSTjSTAND UP!
You are accused before Almighty God
and these witnesses of perpetrating a li
bel upon your own sex.
You say that "in endorsing woman's
rights you must ignore marriage and
You Fay that "if the right of the bal
lot is given to woman our Government
would pass rapidly Into the hands of
miserable despots, and the star of lle
publicanism will set forever in degrada
tion and shame."
You say "with the first vote polled by
woman's hand the death warrant of our
Republican Government is signed."
You say that "the noble women of
Amorica will be dragged from thoirhigh
estate down to the vortex of infamy and
shame, and be obliged to share in the
disgrace of a movement which they had
no hand in originating, but would be de
spoiled of the influence which they now
exert, disrespected among men and dis
honored and disregarded by their chil
dren." There! This is the head and front of
your offending. Hold your head up, so!
Look us in the face if you can and
give rear-on, if possible, why sentence
for libel upon your sex may not be pro
nounced upon you.
Is it possible that you judge the wise
and pure and virtuous women of Amer
ica by your own ignoble standard? Is
it right or just to accuse all women of
needing tho peculiar legislation of man
to keep them in the paths of decency
because ioh need such restraint? Are
you capable of feeling any sense of ier
sonal shame? Do you think, because
you can impose upon a nervous invalid
of an editor, whose mind is evidently as
weak as his body, and prevail upon him
to print your platitudes and ignorantly
thank you for them, that the wives and ;
mothers of sensible men will harbor
your opinions? Do you hope to curry
favor with any man of brains by your
There! "We thought you'd quail! Go
to! It's no use braying you in a mortar
seven times, foryourfolly would not even
"We can forgive au ignoramus of the
genus masculine who reviles woman,
but when a self-conceited upstart like
yourself essays such wickedness she sins
away her day of grace.
It is possible that a study of the prac
tical principles of Knglish grammar
might help you soniowhut in your "ed
ucation," but wc can think of no further
benefit to lie derived by you from the
deserved oblivion to which the women
of Oregon hereby consign you.
THE OEEGON EISAHE ASYLUM.
Through the accommodating kindness
of Jaeob Stltzel, Esq., llrs. Carrie F.
Young and ourself were recently con
veyed to the Insane Asylum, where we
spent an hour or two in visiting the
different wards, under the guidance of
the gentlemanly physician in charge,
Dr. -J. C Hawthorne.
The buildings are large, clean, well
ventilated and commodious, and the un
fortunate inmates are well provided for.
One noticeable and pleasing feature of
the institution is that the patients are
all fond of Dr. Hawthorne, and do not
exhibit the least symptoms of fear or
hatred at his approach.
There is a park adjacent to the build
ings where the patients spend much of
their time in pleasant recreations. The
location is healthy, commanding and
One elderly unfortunate stepped up to
us as we wore promenading in his ward,
and said as naturally as though his
uram had never been unhinged : "We
nave a very comfortable home here,
madam; I imj MO i(Jea tbnt the accom.
modations wcre good." We honestly
congratulate htm upon his fortuiia(e
ZZZ 3 tUn,cd to 1 W o the
twaddle of a ma Avho , ,
date for the United Stat09 Senate for a
number of years. We entered whh
some spirit into Lis ludicrous bv-Xv
so real to him, and yet such a phantom
to thousands of men, whom nothing but
an asylum can cure of their insane long
ings for honors that never come
Sitting in one of the bed rooms In tin.
woman's ward was au old lady whose
tidy surroundings were peculiarly re
freshing. She was busy making floor
mats, and appeared as happy as a queen.
A pile of pafti-cblored strips of cloth lay
beside her, and she braided, tewed and
twisted them into shape and comeliness,
talklngincessantijvand evidently happy
as the day.
(We forgive Stephen Mussett and the .
papers for bilking the public in a certain
'Entertainment," after we read up his
fMassett'shvisit to the asylum. We'd
print hbrletler iujilace of this editorial,
only we'veuost the Bulletin containing
jiope lie s mouuieu now.)
Thi'll Wft. mw nil nll unrrtfwa tliA
mothcr.offwctify-tliree children, a hid
eous monster of meiu sufficient to con
vert Darwin himself to a life long ad
herence to his own theories. Twenty-
Hirec cluliircn ! "to'nursc through mea
sles, whooping cough, mumps, scarlet
fever, rash, teething, weaning, jaundice,
dystntery! XbHvonder she's insane!
-Then-there-ans-the epileptic, idioties
and deaf, mute and blind.
Oh! The iniquities of the parents are
indeed visited unon the children! These
histories arc not unwritten, for they are
here stamped legibly upon these blighted
The food for the patients is of excel
lent quality consisting of breads, fruits,
meats and vegetables, all well cooked,
well ordered and clean.
There is but one Innovation which the
people of Oregon should labor to secure.
The asylum needs a woman phyt.iciau
for the care of the women and children
Will not our State authories see that our
request Is granted?
THE LAW80F OEEGON.
A lady friend lias been reading up the
laws of Oregon, and calls our attention
to the following sections thereof:
Section 1,095, page 423 says :
Until administration of the estate
has been cranted. the widow and minor
children of the deceased are entitled to
remain in the possession of the home
stead, all the wearing apparel of the
familv and household furniture, and
aLo to have a reasonable provision for
their support, during sucn iKariod, to he
allowed uy tnc court or judge mereoi.
Section 1,005 continues :
The courtor judge shall make an onler
setting apart for the widow or minor
children, if any, all the property of the
estato exempt by law from execution.
The property thus set apart, if there be
a widow, is her property, to be used by
her in the maintenance of herself and
Ladies of Oregon, look at the above,
Men accuse you of being improvident
idle, vain. They say you care but little
for your husband's business; that you
are butterflies and dolls, and what not,
Xow, we want you to ask them how
they can expect you to be anything
else than dolls so long as they Impose
such laws upon you? In case of your
husband's death the court or judge im
mediately assumes jurisdiction over his
proierty mark you, notyour projicrty
and sets apart, for the use of yourself and
minor children, all his eflocts not claimed
by creditors. But this property is only
yours for your own and children's mc.
You cannot legally dispose ot it without
an order from the court or judge, and if
such judge or court bo contrary or
disposed to ask you to marry him, as
the case may be he may, by law, com
pel you to keep sucli property, marry
again, or starve to death.
Have you all the rights you want so
long as such laws as this remain upon
our statute books ?
Section 1,007 contains the following:
If from the inventory of an intestate's
estate who died leaving a willow or
minor children, it aniwars that the
value of the estate does not exceed one
hundred and fifty dollars over and
above projicrty exempt from execution,
uiion Ming tnc inventory, tne court or
judge shall make a decree, providing
that the whole of the estate, after the
payment of funeral exicuscs and ex
penses of administration, be set apart
for sucu wuiow or minor children in
liKe manner ami witli jikc eiiect as
property exempt from execution. If the
Intestate shall leave no lineal descend
ants, real property shall descend to his
There, ladies ! Think of it ! If there
is nobody else who has a claim upon
your husband's property it may descend
to you in case he dies intestate ! If he
makes a will to the contrary, you have
Pago 710, Section 22:
2o woman who shall be endowed of
any lands shall commit or suffer any
waste upon the same, but every woman
so endowed shall maintain tlic houses
and tenements in good repair, and shall
be liable (o the person having (he next
immediate inheritance therein for all
damages occasional by any waste com
mitted or suffered by her.
Section 23 :
A widow may remain in the dwelling
house of her husband one year after his
death without being chargeable with
rent therefor, and shall have reasonable
sustenance outot his estate for one year.
Before we read these laws of Oregon
we wondered much why men persisted
in saying they were "brutes." It's all
clear now. "Conscience makes cowards
of us all."
We do not believe that these laws,
which are to-day a disgrace to our law
makers, were originally framed with
any but wiseand good intentions. They
were made upon the supposition of
woman's Incapacity. And now that
that supposition has proved a fallacy,
we call upon our lawyers and statesmen
to undo their errors and remove the un
righteous intermeddling of the laws re
lating to a widow's property. Give
women equal rights with men. This Is
all we ask, and what wo certainly will
obtain. Then you will no longer feci that
lurking consciousness that women re
gard you as "brutes." Clear up your
past record, and remove from your
wives and mothers the reproach of
being classed with idiots, criminals and
minor children, and all thoughtful
women will call you blessed.
The new Herald, haying failed in its
efforts to soil the Xkw XoirrmvnsT
with its innate indecency, now tries an
other tack, and accuses us of scoffing at
and discarding the Bible, and by his ac
cusation conclusively proves that he bc-
iTJh ftn' last Wcck allJl. "bo i
It is not our intent!,,., i , .
with this opponent about our relight
belief. The intelligent people of Oregon,
who have known our religious record
for nearly twenty years, and who have
witnessed our triumphant .vindication
of the Bible as a woman's rights organ
through the columns of the Xew
Northwest of which vindication this
verdant Missourian knows liothing
will receive his blatant growling at just
what it is worth. In the meantime, we
arc ready to meet him on Bible jjrounds,
and vanquish him, too, just ns we met
and vanquished his predecessor, who
differs from him in that he is a gentle-
tnan, who knows better than to stoop to
low scurrility in lieu of nrgumenh-
Of all the little mistakes which our
Democratic brethren have made in Ore
gon, the employment of this pettifogger
upon the Portland Herald is the most
Written for the devolution.)
MISS AHTH0NYPB0M 0BEG0N.
Portland, Oregon, Sept. 4th, 1871.
The last week of August Mrs. Stanton
and myself left California, after an ab-
sensc of three months from home. She
returns to her New Jersey cottage to see
her four youngest children oil" to college
and boardingschool; I come to this far-off
Oregon to continue the work of rousing
the women of this Pacific slope to a
knowledge of the fact of their enfran
Our last meetings were at Santa
Cmz, In the beautiful little Unitarian
church built during the Pastorship of
Key. C. G. Ames in that city, where
we were the guests of Mrs. Ellen K. Van
Volkcnburg, a tax-paying widow with
three children, whose name the County
Clerk refused to register, and who,
through her attorney, Judge Hagan, car
ried the question beforo the District
Judge, McKec, of Oakland, and after a
full three days arguing of the case, pro
and con, before large audiences, Jud;
Hagan most ably presenting our claim
under the original Constitutional guar
nntecs for equal rights to all citizens, as
well as by the more specific securities o
the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend
mcuts, Judge McKee, echoing the an
thor, Judge Bingham, of Ohio, of those
recent assertions, decided that women
are citizens only In matters pertaining
to civil rights, and not at all In thoc
pertaining to jwlitical rights. Mrs. Van
Volkcnburg will not stop with such a
decision, but will at once appeal to the
higher courts directly to the United
States Supreme Court at Washington, if
such a thing be possible as to jump tho
Circuit Court of the State.
If any of the friends in Santa Cruz
had any doubt as to the wisdom of this
"women already voters" "new depar
ture," they quickly vanished. Men
who had never given a thought to the
question were debating It at every street
corner, and saying: "Well, neighbor,
what do you think about Judge Mc
Kce's decision? I always thought that
what I call my wife wes a real en
titv, but now I find that she is nothing.
Keally, it is too bad for the Judge
to snatch from us husbands the fancy
that what we loved was something and
Whole months of protracted discus
sions by Woman .Suffrage advocates
would not have so awakened the men of
all clashes as did this three days' argu
nient in the court room by Government
olliciuls. Oil! If only all the Woman
Suffrage newspapers and lecturers could
but have seen this new occasion, and at
tuned all their words and actions to its
new duties, what revivals, what conver
sions, what hosts of new workers should
wc have rejoiced over to-day ! With
the Jlcvolulion and Woman's Journal
on the cast side the Kocky Mountains,
and the Pioneer and 2fi:v Xoktiiwkst
on this side, adding the weight of their
influence to the "instant in season and
out of season" Woodhull and Ctajtin's
Weekly, all as one voice shouting their
earnest appeals from week to week
during the past eight months, urging
every woman especially every tax'
paying widow to tender her name and
her vote to the proper officers of her
election district, and, if rejected, to sue
them in the courts, we should have had
tens of thousands of court room scenes
like this one of Santa Cruz, and through
them the entire nation all ablaze with
enthusiasm, ready to accept the situa
tlon, viz: Women are persons hence
citizens hence voters: endowed, not
only by their Creator, but by their Gov
ernment also, with "the inalienable
right to life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness." .But, perchance, the his
toric "Forty years in the Wilderness"
dispensation might have been interfered
with by such unity of purpose and plan
in our ranks; and hence each person,
party and paper given over to the advo
cacy of some pet route, apart from
all the others, to the goal each and all
so much desire to reach, may be a part
of the "how not to do it" scheme of the
arch enemy of woman's freedom, to
which we should Iow as to tho inevit
The Nkw Xoutiiwust, published
here by Mrs. A. J. Duniway, says you
do not come In exchange. Of course It
is an oversight, for you cannot but wish
to recognize this Xnw Northwest
auxiliary to our ranks. Mrs. Duniwav
is a sprightly, Intelligent young woman,
filling the office of wife and mother to
the full requirement of the law, having
live sons and one daughter. She has
been successful as a farmer's wife, school
teacher, music teacher, public speaker,
milliner, dressmaker and housekeoper,
and her life has not yet reached its me
ridian. Her newspaper Is sprightly,
vigorous and prosperous. Her three
oldest sons boys from sixteen to ten
set the type ; her daughter a fine mu
sicianwill sing a Woman Suflragc
campaign song, composed by her
mother, at my lecture on the (Jth ; her
husband a sensible man is proud that
his wife possesses brains and self-respect
to use them.
, Congress meets tho first In Salem this evening. Alas ! poor Un
, and will need to feel the ' derwood 1
firm, united, not to be said no to, de
mandiOf all tho Woman Suffrage papers,
societies, conventions, households, for
the Immediate passage of a DcelamtoryJ
Law for woman's enfranchisement by
the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend;
if I Incw that Gen. Butler were to
nm for Governor of Massachusetts I
would take the very next steamer back
to San Francisco, andthoneespeed.jnQ,
eastward over the railways, and stump
inc old Bay State, from Barnstable to
uerksiiire, with all my powers. I long
for the opportunity, tlie privilecre. thc
pleasure, to prove to the world myapH
preelatlou of his unanswerable report In
iavor of the demand of the Woodhull
memorial. If the man who has done
such a mighty work for our cause who
lias declared woman's status In the re
construction as he did that of the ne
gro's in the war should receive the
nomination, and the Massachusetts
Woman Suffrage women and paper do
not forget all other candidates and
parties and work for his election, they
will prove themselves earnest for some
thing else, tnore than woman's freedom.
Susan B. Anthony
TWIN BELICS OF BABBABISM.
The Enquirer has tho following: A re
cent telegram from New York city said:
A lady calling iierscir jirs. itoriense
Watson, alleged to be the wlfo of Judge
Watson, of California, was prosecuted
by the proprietor of the Coleman House
lo-uay lor nur nuiei uni. .11 living nu
means or payment, juugesuaiidiey sent
her to the penitentiary for two months.
She swooned on hearing the sentence.
Where are the representative men of
tlie period? And why don't some one of
'cm go to the penitentiary in her stead?
They are willing to vote for her, hold of
fice for her, try her, sentence her and so
on, neconllng to their ideas of represen
tation, but why in the name of consist
ency don't they submit to imprisonment
for her In onlcr to carry out their idea of
Ah, gentlemen ! your dodges are un
derstood ! You are no longer able to
make the "arrived woman" believe that
you are honest In your protestations of
protection to the "weaker sex," whose
greatest charm, you tell us, Is in her
weakness and dependence upon the men
who mercilessly compel her to bear the
personal penalties of her man-made
Our friend Justice Moreland wants us
to know that when we sympathize with
a breaved(?) court we don't allude to
him. He also calls our attention to the
fact that our last week's articio iion
"thwarted justice" was incorrect in part.
Haywood's victim did not appear in
court as wc were told, and it is believed
that her betrayer has hired her to secrete
herself. If this be the case the indlgna
tlon of our Justice is pardonable. While
wc have a very poor opinion of girls who
can be led astray by such libertines as
Haywood, wc also have strong desire to
see such libertines consigned to the pen
itentiary, where their raids upon the
virtue of weak, confiding and foolish
victims may be wholesomely checked
by prison fare and hard labor.
The morally insane, whether men or
women, should not be permitted to ran
Mr. Holladay, the Irrepressible, has
purchased the steamers, locks, perquis
ites, good-will and privileges of the
time-honored 1. T. Company. While
we are constitutionally opposed to the
one-man-powxT of centralization and
monopoly, we congratulate the Oregon
people upon tho character for enterprise
and liberality of the gentleman who rep
resents their commercial and traveling
Interests. We hope Mr. Holladay will
live to acquire a hundred millions of
money to expend upon internal improve
ments in Oregon. Tho ladies are on his
side, anyhow, for by his liberality their
champion, Sus.vx K. Anthony, was
brought to Portland to give us an intel
lectual treat. We hope he'll have long
life on earth, and a "free pass" to Heaven
in the far-distant future.
We were present through the greater
part of two lectures given bust week at
Oro Fino Hall by this gentleman. The
Professor gives evidence of long, la
borious study, and of course we have no
means of knowing but that his re
searches are scientific.
We present our readers this week
witli his views upon the "woman ques
tion," and invite the public to peruse
Of course, being a woman, wo have
no knowledge of dead languages, and
have no opinion to oiler concerning
his rendering of the Hebrew word
EloMm; therefore we desire that the
clergy will "explain." Our columns
are ojhmi for free discussion.
Our respected brother of tho Orcrion-
ian thinks that he will soon be done
with "Custom Houses and all sublunary
things." We were not aware that he
was in a decline, and cannot but hope
that his apprehensions are ill-founded.
e hope he is not of that class of men
who "want to die when women vote."
for if he is of that "persuasion" the
chances arc against his recovery. Well,
well, good brother, we cannot but admit
that your present state of "carnal secur
ity" Is your worst symptom.
"Let him that thinketh ho etatiileth
take heed lest he fall."
A PB0ST-BITTEN PUBLIC.
Wcsecthat the Salem Statesman's "ed
ucated woman," whose sentence for libel
appears in another column, Is to give a
"common sensa" view of B. F. Under
wood aud "Free Thought" In a lecture
GBEELEY AHD WOODHULL.
DOES 3IR. GREELEY SUPPORT MRS. WOOD-
Keporter Is Mr. Greelev n iin.miw.r.ftr
the League? r
Mrs.fYoodhull I don't know.
Itenorter That is hanllv Mr Tr
Greelej, as a reformcr,-.must be known1!
Mrs. Woodliull lo you mean the ed
itor of the Tribune ?
Keporter Certainly; the Hon. Horace
Greeleyj - '
Mrs. V oodnuil on, lie is one of my
warmest friends and supporters.
Keporter I beg your pardon, madam,
but 1 must have misuudcrstood you.
Do you mean to say that the Hon. l'lor
ace Greclcyls oneof yoursupporters?
Mrs. Woodhull Certainly I do; and I
value his support very highly. Wait a
moment till I show you.
Here Mrs. Woodhull produced a jwn
derous scrap-book, and, after fumbling
over its leaves a few minutes, found
what she wanted. Pointing her delicate
finger at the extract, she said :
"Kead that; that will tell the story
whether Mr. Greeley Is my friend or not
That Is an extract from an editorial
printed in the Tribune Jan. 12, 1S71."
The reporter read as follows :
Mrs. Woodhull has at last risen to her
rightful place as the legitimate leader
oi me woman sullrage movement.
"Now read this," said Mrs. Woodliull,
polntine: to anotlior extract, tnk-nn from
the editorial columns of the Tribune of
aiay v, 1S71.
ilie reporter read as follows:
mil ori:ki.i:y Tossr.s ms hat up for
For ourselves, we toss our hats in the
air for Woodhnll. She has the courage
of her opinions! She means business.
She intends to head a new rebellion, form
a new Constitution, and begin a revolu
tion beside wiiicli tne late war will seem
year from this day and hourof graeoher
demands be not granted out ot Hand.
Tliis is a spirit to respect, perhaps to
tear, certainly not to be iaugucd at.
Mrs. Woodliull Now do not vou think
I would be justified in counting the
writer of such words my friend ?
Keporter But you do not know Mr.
ureeiey iersonaliy .'
Mrs. Woodliull Certainly I do. He is
a frequent visitor at my house. He spent
an evening mere last wcck.
Keporter Tiiat is very strange. Why,
it is out a tew days since Mr. lireeley
printed a letter addressed to Theodore
filton, in which he takes strong grounds
against woman sullrage, and uses some
language not complimentary toyou per
jrit. GnnKi.i:Y's tactics as a rnnsinnx-
Mrs. Woodhull That is easily ex
plained. When the extracts you have
read were printed I was the only candi
date in tne tteid rortnetTcsidencv. .Now
Mr. Greeley Is himself a candidate.
am sorry to sec him. in the prosecution
of the campaign, resort to the old-fashioned
expedient of defamingand traduc
ing an opixHient in onlcr to make votes.
But I can understand that this is the
school of politics in which he has been
educated, and that he means no real re
Uectlon upon inc. Indeed, heshows this
by continuing his friendly social rela
tions with me. It Is one of the boasts of
tlie woman suflragists that the Introduc
tion oi tne lemale element into politics
will tend to elevate and refine our nub-
lic men and purify the atmosphere that
surrounds the ballot-box. In order to
to show that we mean this, I make no
answer to Mr. Greeley's asperations of
my cnaracier, nor will l taKe pattern
from his example and seek to calumni
ate him. I respect him very hiirhlv. and
whatever he may say of me for political
n . ...in .i - i i ... y
vui-vi iwu nut uwiit .i reiuri lit Kiiiu iriiiu
A NONri.V.SSKD IXTKUVIEWElt.
itcporier nut it strikes mc as very
strange mat Air. ureeiey siiould con
tinue to visit you and at the same time
indulge his pen in such bitter language
Mrs. Woodhull Xot at all strause.
Have not men always in the history of
our country, wnen arrayed against each
other, used the stroncest epithets toward
and denunciations of each other, yet
sun retaining personal incnusiupv :so,
no; that does not prove Unit Mr. Gree
ley is not my friend; it only proves that
he wants to be President, and is indeitl
a tribute to my strength as an opposing
candidate. Eeporler X. V. .Sun.
We entreat Victoria, Horace and Geo.
Francis Train to walvo their Presiden
tial aspirations till such time as the peo
ple of these United States may decide to
nominate them. Bad taste, very, this
pompous and persistent pressing of
claims which the people ignore.
The "puerile Herald" is again pamd
lug "gender." We beg the public to be
as lenient as possible with the indiscre
tions of this verdant youth. Thcsmart
ics whieh he at present cll'ects is pecul
iar to his condition of chronic hydro-
cephalous. After he has learned a little
wisdom he will be ashamed of himself.
"Out of tlie abundance of the heart the
Tiik Woman Sckficaob Question.
Oro Fino Theater was Hllcd last night
in every part by an intelligent audience
of ladles and gentlemen, who had as
sembled to listen to an address upon
Woman Suffrage from Miss Susan B.
Anthony, one of the few women of
America who have taken the forum in
advticaey of female suffraire. Th
shaker was introduced by Mrs. A. J.
Duniway of the New XoirTirwEsr. nmi
spoke for over an hour, during which
nine sue was irequently applauded.
Her remarks were listened to with an
interest which betokened that she was
makintr a marked imnrposinn
hearers, very few of whom, perhaps.
eer ueiore listened to a woman lecturer
about Woman's Rights. She made
some very plain, blunt statements by
way of illustrating tho necessity which
exists-, according to her theory, for an
extension of the right of suffrage to
women, and closed by saying that all
women have the right delegated to them
by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
Amendments to the Constitution, and
said that on Friday night she would
speak again, at which time she would
snow how this right had been given to
women, and would nppeal to them to
enforce their claims. On this occasion ,
Professor and Mrs. McGibeny are to
favor the audience with a number of
nonnlar soncs. Miss Anthony takes the
ground of appcalingtothe sellish nature
of mankind to gain her points for suf
frage and power, and after twenty years
of moral appeal, having exhausted that
kind of logic, throws persuasiveness anil
scolding to tlie dogs, so to speak, and is
now oj)tn for an interview with any set
of poliUcIans or political party with
whom a trade can bo niade of "present
power" for "future votes" when women !
shall be enfranchised. Bulletin.
A San Francisco mineralogist is
said to have discovered a method by
which a substance harder than 6teel can
be made by amalgamatlnglron and copper.
-Xen Thousand Mile Awny."
Hull to the brightly daivnliiAlay
Wtien tluglorious Ship of State,
Withjmen and women all embarked
To meet their coming fate,
Slialftiavisate the dhipny friend,
here pollticlanx play,
For theyve Inken a trip In the Government
Then blow ye trindi n-lio a vntln; we will go;
We'll tny no more on the barren shore,
Hut hand In hand witH lirothersTblandr
JWejhKujde the Ship ofState
"TcttK flYe rastRs ma!K '" ' "
OfUovenimentuI .sens, lily frleiid,i ,,
To meet our coming fate.
Cood-bye, good-bye tp the whisky rinpt;
Good-bye to Government broil:
No more shall men Willi vote and in
Appropriate the spoils;
For we'll navigate the Ship ofStnte
l!elile our brothers dear.
And when tlve breakers round us dash
We'll shun 'tint never fear.
Then blow ye winds, etc
Good-bye, jtood-hye lo servile work
here wneex are not known:
John Chinaman Is hen- to wuli
And sew your buttons on-
He'll cook your beefsteak too, my toys.
And darn your stockings well,-
While we, like yon, will legislate i
And trade and buy and sell.
Then blow ye winds, etc.
We'll keep the fire-side too, my lioys.
And read your musty tomes;
We'll Use the money that we earn
To beautify your homes;
We'll use the wisdom we acquire
To legislate for good;
We know that with our raits you'll stand
When Ave are understood.
Then blow ye winds, etc,
The Frontier Wedding.
1IYTIIE JUNISTEU'S WIFE.
One day in early winter, my husband
received a summons to Burke's settle
ment, to unite a couple in tho bonds of
wedlock. It was especially requested
that his wife should accompany him, as
we should be expected to remain all
light and partake of the festivities.
It was twenty miles to the settlement,
and we reached tlie log house of Mr.
Burke, the fatherof tlie expectant bride.
about noon. A dozen tow-haired chil
dren were at tne door, waiting our
arrival. 'I hey telegraphed the news
"Marm ! inarm ! here's the cider and
his woman! They're nothing but folks.'
She's got a man's hat on, and a turkey
wing in front of me; his nose is just like
dad's crooked as a cowhorn squash!"
Alas for Mr. Morrison's aquiline nose,
of which he was a little vain !
"Sam !" cried a shrill female voice
from tlie interior of tlie cabin, "run out
and grab the rooster, and I'll clap him
into the pot ! Sal, you quit that churn
and sweep the lloor. Kick that corn
dodger under the bed. Bill, you wipe
tlie tallow out of that cheer for the min
ister's wife, and be spry about it."
Further remarks were cut short by our
Mrs. Burke, in calico short gown, blue
petticoat, and bare feet, canie forward,
wiping her face on her apron.
"How tlo you tlo, elder? How d'ye
do, marm? Must excuse my head;
hain't had a chance to comb it since last
week. Work must be tlid, you know.
Powerful sharp air, hain't it? Shoo,
there! Bill, drive that turkey out of the
bread-trough. Sal, take the lady's
things. Set right up to the lire. marm.
Hands cool? Well, just run 'em in
Bill's hair we keep it long a purpose."
Bill presented his shaguy head, but I
declined with an involuntary shudder.
"Lawk, if she ain't a shivering!"
cried Mrs. Burke. "Bring in some more
wood. Here, marm, take this hot corn
dodger inter yer lap; it's as good as a
A fearful squall announced the execu
tion of tlie rooster, and shortly after he
was bounciug about in a tonr-quart
kettle, hung over the fire. Sal returned
to her chum; but the oxtmordinary
visitor must have made her wireless, for
she upset the concern, ami buttermilk
went skimming over the lloor.
"Grab the ladle, Bill," erieil Mrs.
Burke, "and help dip it up. Take keer!
don't put that snarl of hair in. Strange
how tolks will be so nasty. Dick, do
keep your feet out of the buttermilk; it
won't be lit for the pigs when the but
ter's gathered. Drive that hen out,
quick; she's picked up a pound already,
t'here, Sal, do try aud churn a IIttlt
more keerful. 11 you are gwine to bo
spuceu to-morrow, you need'nt run crazy
"I advise you to dry un !" remarked
the bride elect, thumping away at the
By the time I had fairly wanned,
dinner was ready, and you may be sure
I dill not Injure mysell by over-eating.
Night came on early, and after a so
cial chat about the event of the morrow,
I signilied my desire to retire.
Sal lighted a pitch-knot, aud beffan
cllmbiuga ladder, in one comer of the
room; 1 hesitated.
"Come on," said she; "dowthe aftahL
".,iii and Bill and Dick, aud oil ,t
of ye duck your heads whilethe djer-g
wire "i;- "" for boanls,
ninmi;a,Mlnil.OT you'll smash your
hmins nUt against tlie beami TnL- i-.
of tho hole where the chjmi,Iy COme.s
Her warning came too late. I caught
my foot in theend of a board, stumbled.
and fell headlong through what anneared
to be Interminable space, but it was only
to the room I had lust left, where I was
saved from destruction by Bill, who
caught me in his arms:, and set mc on
my feet, remarking eooly: "What made
you come that way ? We generally use
I was duly commiserated, and at last
got to bed. Tlie less said about that
night, tlie better. Bill and Dick, and
four others, slept in the same room with
us, and made the air vocal witli their
snoring. I fell asleep, and dreamed I
was being shot from the muzzle of a
columbiad, and was awakened by Mr.
Morrison, who informed me that it was
Tlie marriage was to take place before
nreaKiasi. aim sally was already clad in
her bridal robes when I descended the
She was magnificent in a green calico
over a crinoline full four inches larger
man tue rest oi Her apparel; a white
apron witli ml strimrs. blue stoakiiics. a
yellow neck ribbon, and white cotton
gloves. Hor reddish hair was fastened
in pug bohind,-nnd well'ailorned with
the tail-feathers of tlie defunct rooster
When it was announced that , Loin
Lord, the groom, was coming, Sal dived
behind a coverlet, which hunjj across
one corner of the room to conceal sundry
pots and kettles, and refused to come
forth. Mr. Lord lifted one corner of the
curtain and peeped in, but quickly re
treated with a few sharp words from
Sally, advisiug him to mind his own
Lemuel was dressed in blue with
urignt buttons. The entiru suit hml
'been mndo for his grandfather, on a '
similar occasion. His hair was well
Pgrease'd'with'tallpwf&ridjhis 'huge feet
encased in skin pumps.
Very soon the company began to
gather, and the room was well filled.
"Now, elder," cried Uie bridegroom,
"drive ahead ! 1 want it done up mee;
I am able to pay for the job; do ye hear?
Come, Father Burke, trot out your gal!"
But Sally refused to lie trotted. She
would be married where she was, or not
at all. We argued and coaxed, but she
was linn; and it wasfinally concluded to
let her have her own way.
Mr. Morrison stood up; the happy
couple joined hands through a rent in
the coverlet, and the eeremony pro
ceeded. Just as Mr. Morrison was asking
Lemuel: "Will you have this woman?"
iiotn minister and bridegroom, and lin
ing the house with dust. Dick had been
up in the loft and cut the strings which
held it. Mr. Morrison crawled out
looking decidedly sheepish, and Sally
was obliged to be married openly. To
tho momentous question, Lemuel res
ponded: "To bo sure: what else did I
come here for!" and Sally replied, "Yaas,
if you must know."
"Salute your bride," said Mr. Morri
son, when all was over.
"I'm ready to do anything, elder,"
said Lemuel, "but skin me, if I know
about that, sir. Just show me how, and
I'll do it it it kills me !"
My husband drawback nervously, but
Sally advanced, threw her arms around
Ins neck, and gave him a kiss that made
the very windows clatter.
"I rum, if I don't do ditto !" cried
Lemuel, and hastily taking a hue bite
from a piece of maple sugar, which he
drew from his pocket, he made a dash at
me smashed my collar, broke my
watch-guard into a dozen pieces, tore
my hair down, and succeeded in plant
ing a kiss on my nose, greatly to the
delight of the company.
Then he turned to my husband.
"Now, elder, what "is tho damage?
Don't be afraid to sicak."
Lemuel produced a piece of fur.
"There, elder," said he, "there's a
musk-rat's skin, and out in the shed is
two heads of cabbage, and you're welcome
to the whole of it."
My husband bowed his thanks; the
young people went to dancing; Mrs.
Burke went to getting breakfast; at my
earnest request, Mr. Morrison got our
horse, and we bade them adieu. I never
could have lived through another meal
in that house, I feared, with a sound
I have since heard that Mr. Lord said
if he had seen the elder's wifo before she
was married, Sallic might have gone.
"Alas, it might have been !"'
Camfoiinia Election. Tin ! Her
nia election occurred on Wednesday last.
The returns so far are "not decisive, but
seem to indicate that Booth has been
More accidents occur in hotels from
children sliding on the banisters than
from all other causes combined.
JL, A. -S 07 NIG II T
MISS SUSAN B. ANTHONY,
"Woman Suffrage Advocate,
lately from the East and California,
WILL LECTURE THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING
AT OKO FINO HALL
MR. AND MRS. J. B. McGIBENY
Will favor the audience with' vocal and In
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Iand and throughout Oregon generally.
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