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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER IS, 1S71.
It is a comparatl vely easy mailer for a
skillful equal rights physician to cure
a rabid man's rights fever, but it is ex
ceedingly difficult to guard the con
valescing patient against a relapse.
Our friend of the Bulletin, who glad
dened the hearts of his suffrage physi
cians for a brief period by presenting
unmistakable evidence of convalescence,
has had an over dose of scare, which has
had a serious efl'ect upon his apprehen
sive temperament. Though well pleased
with Miss Anthony as a lady aud a lec
turer, lie thinks her "arguments are
mischievous aud revolutionary in a
social way." Therefore he is "opposed
to the whole theory of Miss Anthony's
system as he understands it."
Now, friend Bulletin, look here. If it
is true that there are so many unjust
husbands in this world that nothing
short of social anarchy will follow the
equalization of power which yourself
will agree is simple justice the longer
these unjust men are permitted to tyr
annize over intelligent and enlightened
women, the more terrible will he the
revolution when the dread awakening
comes. "Who is it that is going to step
out of the house when woman gets her
political rights ? Xot the woman, sure
ly, for she can then claim all she asks.
If the man, then himself will have
wrought the social ruin rather than
acquiesce in measures of justice. We
hope our brother editor will not do this
wicked thing. We don't believe he'll
have any temptation to do it.
We most emphatically raise our voice
in protest against this slander of our
brethren. The majorityof men, as well as
women, are, and we believe ever will be,
good and noble. We regret that Miss
Anthony forgot to praise her brethren a
little more in her last Portland lecture.
She says that many of the truest, best,
purest and noblest specimens of human
ity she has ever known were men, aud
she believes with ourself that there are
enough of these to help the noble
women of the country to hold society
level. Therefore her faith in humanity
will not permit her to believe that her
"doctrines, followed to logical conclu
sions, will bring about division in
homes, anarchy in families and chaos
Again we ask, Who is it that will step
out of the home when women vote?
we sincerely nope that our apprc-
uensive urotner will sliortly recover
from his over-doe of scare, and liliilo
fcophically resign himself to the inev
HISS ANTHONY MOVEMENTS.
Besides her three lectures before the
citizens of Portland, Miss Anthony
spoke on Tuesday evening last at East
Portland, Wednesday evening at Ore
gon City, anil Thursday evening at Sa
lem. She will probably speak at other
points on this and to-morrow evenings.
Next week, accomjiauied by Mrs. A. J,
Duniway, she starts for Walla Walla, to
attend the Washington Territory Agri
cultural Fair. She will then return
and visit the Linn county and Oregon
State Fairs, after which she proposes to
make a thorough canvass of Oregon and
Washington Territory. Mi.-s Anthony
is a stirring and vigorous worker, a pro
found and logical speaker, has a truly
wonderful influence over her audiences,
and produces conviction wherever she
goes. She has been accustomed for
years to thus speak night after night
to large audiences for months at a time
a fact to which we respectfully will
the attention of those who contend that
woman is not fitted to "sjak in
public." Miss Anthony has awakened
the dormant feeling of duty and true
womanhood in many a woman's heart
in Portland, and scores of ladies in our
community who never before gave the
question a moment's consideration are
now eager for the ballot
THE POWER OJTHE BALLOT.
Miss Anthony's lecture on Wednes
day evoning of last week, which we
promised our readers to interview in
this issue of the Xmv Northwest, was
principally devoted to the consideration
of the power of the ballot.
The lecturer showed very forcibly the
reason why the strikes of working wom
en never amounted to anything. She
said that the women of the Eastern
cities concentrated their forces for a
strike and expended large sums of money
in the attempt to raise their wages to
living prices. 15ut the press with one
accord pronounced against them, and
their attempt was a failure.
One of the leaders in the movement
said to her: "Miss Anthony, wc offered
a certain newspaper ten thousand dol
lars to advocate our cause, and the oiler
was declined. The strikes of men are
never disregarded when their numbers
are large. ' How is it that women can
never successfully compete with men ?"
Miss Anthony replied that tin , altry
sum often thousand dollars was as noth
ing when weighed in the balance against
five hundred votes. She convinced this
woman that i onlcr to pro(ect ller
wage , herpersouuna property, she must
have the ballot.
The lecturer brought forward amusing
reminiscences of the transitory period
from the negroes' emancipation the
time of their enfranchisement. She said
that negroes' heads were as curly tbX
heels as long and skulls as thick as thev
were before, but politicians no loi,Kcr
harped these things upon the btump
and the reason was because the negroes'
now having votes, are respected by ikjII-
ticians, and consequently receive protec
tion in their rights.
She said that if the Irish and German
element wore denied the right to vote,
they would bo as badly abused by mmi
in power as the negroes once had been.
The ballot is a two-edged sword, cut-
tin" both way8,aiieoiiiiBTO--i"ui"B-
ly all classes of people. Woman, armed
with the ballot, would be respected be
cause of tiie power bhe would thereby
She proved to the satisfaction of her
many gentleman hearers that men do
not, in a general way, protect women,
and related an incident in her travels in
which she saved a young and unsophis
ticated girl from the clutches of a pose
of ribald young fellows, before the face
and eyes of a number of gentlemanly
appearing men, who had looked on and
watched their nefarious designs without
once raising their arms or voices to pro
tect her. Therefore men could not be
depended upon to protect women.
The speaker has a peculiarly happy
manner of using the right words in the
right place. She never hesitates in her
language, and is evidently as brim full
of argument at the close of her lectures
as in their beginning.
WOMEN ALREADY VOTEES.
Miss Anthony's second lecture in
Portland was a masterly argument,
proving indisputably that by a fair and
liberal interpretation of the Fourteentl
and Fifteenth Amendments to the Con
stitution of the United States, the
women of this country have tho right to
vote, or in other words that women are
already voters. She quoted from many
eminent statesmen, politicians anil ju
rists to sustain her position, and we
think many who listened to her logical,
womanly words went to their homes
with new ideasas to the rights of womon
in our Government. As our city con-
temporaries havo given generally fair
representations of her argument upon
this question, we refer our readers for a
more thorough review of this lecture to
their accounts, which will be found else
Miss Anthony closed with a few words
of advice which wo hope will be heeded
by every woman in our city in the com
ing elections. She advised them to oiler
their votes, and if they should bo reject
ed carry the caso to the higher courts,
till it reached the supreme Judicial tri
bunal at Washington, where, in her
opinion, there was no reasonable doubt
but that the claims of woman would be
recognized. Ladies of Portland, will you
heed those words?
MISS ANTHONY'S THIRD LEOTURE.
The audience that assembled at Oro
Fino Hall to hear Miss Anthony's an
swers to questiousand objections brought
against woman suffrage, was large and
intelligent. About one half of her hear
ers were ladies, and among them we no
ticed numbers of the mot prominent
leaders of sooiety and fashion in the
The first objection stated and consid
ered was the trite accusation that the
EIBLE IS AGAINST IT.
The same objection has been urged
against every reform of any magnitude
which has ever agitated the public
mind. When Galileo asserted that the
world moved, Bible adherents, ignorant
but zealous, pronounced his conclusions
blasphemous, and cast him into prison.
But the world moved, and the people
learned that that sort of Bible doctrine
would not do. Time was when "servants,
obey your masters," was the most im-
lortant Bible creed. This creed is now
out of date; the people hadadvanced be
yond it. The time is speedily coming
when such scriptures as "wives submit,"
etc, etc, which are now quoted by
thousands of men who daily neglect the
weightier matters of the law, will be cast
aside as absolefe.
THE BALLOT WILL DEORADE WOMAN.
Gentlemen, you don't believe it. Good,
pure and noble women meet vile men
every day; they hold the most intimate
family relations with them, being their
wives, sisters, daughters. As now situ
ated, they are under the control of these
men. When they shall have equal
rights, and equal power to control cir
cumstances, think you that they will lie
any worse than now?
WHO WILL TAKE CAKE OF THE ltAHIlS?
Who takes wire of the babies of fash
ionable women now? Do thoy not trust
their children to irresponsible hirelings,
while they flirt and dissipate at fashion
able watering places, at balls, parties
and receptions? When woman learns
her highest duty and obeys its behests,
she will know that she must not trut
her baby to the tender mercies of ignor
ant hirelings, and will consider it her
chiefest glory to take care of her chil
dren herself. Again, there are thous
ands and ten of thousands of women,
wives of drunken, incapable, or vicious
aud niggardly men, who arc compelled
by force of circumstances to earn their
own livelihood. The babies of such are,
alas, too often left without the care of
mothers, who go out into the world to
earn a bare subsistence. Let woman
have opportunity to obtain office, places
of profit and trust, where labor is light
and pay is liberal, and she will then be
able to provide well for her children.
GOOD WOMEN" WILL NOT VOTE.
That's a mistake, gentlemen. Women
have ever been interested in politics.
They always have their minds made up
before election as to their choice of can
didate. Try them and sec if they will
not vote. Horace Greeley wants 00,000
cooks. So did the speaker. Experience
had taught her that the world had need
of cooks." But men arc better qualified
for that occupation than women. They
have monopolized the business ; and, as
women as a class do not like to cook,
they must learn to do something else.
I- WOMEN VOTE THEV MUST FIGHT.
That's nonsense! naif of the men who
vote never smelt gunpowder. But
woman has never been known to shirk
uie burdens or war. They have been
Iiist-Mi' disSuisc themselves in many
S an,d Sl.t bravely by theside
crs would never vote to levy war, hut
whon the necessity for war is forced
upon them they are ever foremost in the
line of duty.
WILL MAKE FAMILY DISCORD.
The speaker has teen two dogs'fight-
ing over a hone, both discontented, both
eager for the victory. Let somebody
throw them another bone and the strife
ceases. Let the man whose wife is quar
relsome give her a political bone of her
own to pick.
Men bring this charge. Women do
not. The large majority of women aroJ
virtuous and true as steel. The majority
of men are loose in their morals. They
should be ashamed of this silly bugbear
of legalized free love.
WOSLVN DOES NOT WANT TO VOTE.
Then why do men put the wonls
"white males" into their Constitutions?
If they have corn fields they fence them
to keep animals out: if there was no
danger that they would enter there would
oe no need or the fence. There are
many questions upon which women
want to vote. They will vote against
the social evil, against intemperance,
aud for morality and decency. Try
them, and see if tliey do not want to
vote upon these questions. (Here she
put the question to the ladies as to
whether they did or did not want to vote.
Many voice answered aye, but no dis
senting sound was heard.
WOMAN SUFFKAaiSTS MAKE THE FIGHT
UPON ONE IDEA.
So did ourltcvolutionary fathers. The
one idea that "taxation without repre
sentation is tyranny" was the basis of
their struggle. Upon this one idea they
conquered their independence. Upon
the one idea of the perpetuation of our
national existence was the basis of the
struggle, and under that idea the Union
At the close of the argument, which
lasted two hours and a half, Miss An
thony made an urgent appeal to the la
dies to send up theirsignaturesto Wash
ington for a Declaratory Act, and for
ward tiieir dollar for the "History of the
Suffrage Movement." She closed with
an earnest appeal to the women to rally
to the support of the XewXoethwest,
an appeal which was especially appre
ciated by the editor of this paper, and
one which has in a number of instances
been satisfactorily and substantially re
sponded to. Wc look for hosts of other
A lady sends us the following:
Emtoi: New Noictiiwist:
As I was coming home from Miss An
thony's lecture the other evening, a
couple of men were walking behind me
who became so interested over the new
dispenstion that they spoke very loudly.
"I tell you it won't do to let the women
vote. Miss Anthony savs there are
twenty thousand prostitutes in the city
of Xew York. How would thv vote ."
"With the great Democratic party, of
course," returned the other.
I quickened my pace, but couldn't
help hearing some very profane words
before I could get out of the sound of
Now, friend Mrs. Duniway, don't you
fear that this bad feminine element can
be controlled by the members of the
It isn't expected that the Tammany
Ring will exist long after the hundred
thousand virtuous women of New York
have an opportunity to vote. Neither
will the twenty thousand harlots be al
lowed to run at large. The woman suf
fragists will arrest them and place them,
and the men who support them, In asy
lums for the moralh insane.
WHAT WE THINK.
The Ni:w Nouthwkst. in tho last is
sue, after copying an article which for
merly appeared in the Jlcpubluxm, sub
mits to us the following interrogatory :
"We respectfully ask our brother if lie
thinks it ritht, or even cjrpcilicitt, to
longer ixilitically legislate to circum
scribe woman's opportunities?"
l-ranKiy, we do. uauas Jicpiiuiiottn.
That "frank" avowal is all there is of
his "reply," which extends through a
column of exploded nonsense, aud shows
that our brother Is as "badly in tlie
dark" as the old lady was who lived in
the heart of a deep forest, in a dirt cabin
without windows; so wc do not think it
worth while to make any comment.
When our brother gets the mist of prej
udice cleared from his journalistic vis
ion he will want to deny that he has
ever uttered such a sentiment.
Mrs. Money returned at noon, to-day,
on the mail steamer Rescue, from a two
days' visit to Portland. She Is pleased
with, and reports everything as lively
at the metropolis of Oregon, llad the
pleasure of hearing Miss Susan B. An
thony's lecture, on Wednesday evening,
which failed to make her a su'lfnure con
vert. We may have further details of
her trip next week.
The Kalama Beacon has reached the
2Sth number of its first volume, and the
above Is the first item of other than
merely local interest which we have
ever thought it worth while to copy.
We are sorry that Mrs. Money is so
Mind to licr own best inferestsasto raise
her puny pen against the suffrage move
ment. She is as foolish as Dame Part
ington, who tried to sweep back the
waves of the Atlantic with a mop.
Our brethren of the daily press have
been exceedingly fair and courteous in
their reports of Miss Anthony's lectures,
saying so many excellent things about
them that we cheerfully give place in
our columns for their numerous com
ments. It is intensely gratifying to our
feelings to be able to chronicle the fact
that tlie woman movement lias advanced
beyond the period of constant ridicule,
and that thoughtful, earnest and excel
lent men are gravely discussing the fact
of woman's enfranchisement.
BROTHER KE" AGAIN.
The, smartness which ho at nresent if-
feets is peculiar to hiscoudi tion of chronic
hydrocephalou3. Xcia Xorthtccst.
What smartness h.ivn vr rfTtvtrjl. mill
rretty good. The printer's c tliat
crowded out theproper letter with which
to begin the word affects, effected a lu
dicrous blunder. Was it the printer who
attributed the dirty double distieli vou
flung at us last week to Pope?
e are glad our verdant friend has
discovered that his scurrilous flings at
the Xew Southwest amount to noth
ing but "wasted time." Other and wiser
men knew it all along, and laughed to
see him L.ikc sucli a spooney of himself.
THE "STATESMAN'S" LAST DODGE.
Mr. Clarke, of the Salem Statesman,
says ho published and applauded J. B.
I-rost without Iiavintr read her u.
Well, well ; we hope somebody will ac
cept and be satisfied with his apology,
but wc can't. If a woman were to com
mit as lame an act of journalism, our
friend Mould never forgive her. Mr
Clarke has given place to a long and
sensible reply to Mrs. Frost from the
pen of Bone Greenleaf, which he fortifies
himself against by saying beforehand
that he hasn't read it. Oh, what a
We have found Prof. Chancy. And
Prof. Chancy is indignant. His rebuke,
which cuts us up, will be found in this
morning's paper. May we trust that
some "true logician and sound debater,"
who believes in Abraham, and who has
no ridicule into him, will show his "phi
lanthropy" by meeting tills Prof. Chancy
aud defending the character of our re
si)ccted forefather, Abraham? Orcgon
ian. We were not before aware that the lo
cal editor of the Oregonian was one of
the "peculiar eople."
Our "Local" says he has "Nothintr to
AVear," and therefore did not go to hear
aiiss Alimony lecture exclusively to
ladies tins afternoon. Bulletin, Sept.
The ladies of Portland propose to take
up a collection to get some clothes for
The second lecture of this lady at the
Oro Fino Theater last night was attend
ed by a very large and intelligent gath
eringmuch more so than the majority
of Portland audiences. The ladies were
out in strong force more being in at
tendance than has been usual at public
assemblages in this city. The leeturess
was introduced by Mrs. Duniway of the
New Northwest. In appearance Miss
Anthony is tall, bony and ungraceful.
and before commencing to speak her
lace is expressionless; yeiwnen warmeil
up witli her subject her countenance bo
comes fairly illuminated with intelli
gence. As a sieaker she has the happy
faculty of presenting her subject in a
clear, forcible and convincing manner,
Mie makes no pretension to high ora
torical pouvrs, nml, as a consequence, '
"well-rounded periods" play but little j
part in iier speeches. Her style is forci
ble anil argumentative. She contents!
herself with facts-presenting them in : u,,t'. l1,nV",l'!lc. Ule ,1 i10 WOnl
plain language; resting her case upon which did duty very well in thoargu
these. unaMwl bv sonhistrv and tho ment was the term "citizen," and by
I blinding influence of oratory.
I Miss Anthony opened her lecture by
: contending that, tinder and bv virtue of
, the pro visions of the Fourteenth Amend-
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franchise. To carry her out in this prop- ,,,ul nl u'e .f loverly, the
osition she read several opinions of emi-:"on- Chnrles fcuniner, because he in
nent jurists upon tills point-showing ' formed her that lie would oppose a
liv (in. wnnliinr ,,f fi, . m,i,n,.t i,t sixteenth amendment to the Const! tu-
1 privileges of citizens, and that therefore
1 they jiossessod the right to vote. She
quoted Judge Taney's celebrated Dretl
Scott decision to prove that, women be
ing a constituent part of thocople, they
also were citizens, and accordingly were
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chise. She contended that all State
laws that made a distinction on account
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(..nntli' Aiiii.i.ilnu.iit wi.m unit and void,
Tho Fifteenth Amendment was next
taken up and discussed. She contended
cii.ll, iio 1. ifiiii;ii .iiiiai uuiuii ill oiuni: it. , 1, . . .
nice, have some color, no State could ""'V rI8"tS "id .that party 'would secure
abridge their rights 011 these grounds, their votes, fhe hero of Big Bethel.
As to the "previous condition of servi- ""Jerul Benjamin Butler, had espoused
tilde," married women, in many re- U,cir eausonnd was its ablo champion,
spects, compared to the Southern negro 1 f,"'"1."', 8". "mced one pleasing fact,
previous to tho war. They had no rights; t,lilt le"J:"in was too astute an old
could not sue or recover damages. She f?vo ,,0 to sec which way the wind
eited as an example, that if a married ' ,,,IeM'' a"" to takc advantage of it. He
woman sustained an injury bv reason of alw"aya deserted a sinking ship, as wit
u railway accident, she could not recover "csseu by jus jirtion of Democracy
one cent damages, buthorhiisbandcould 1 aUor 11,0 election of Mr. Lincoln. He
iwnvnr ilniimcmu fop in!n,-;,w i-i.i i. ,:...! ! Saw Woman Was to becoiiin a iimror nml
by Ins wife. In the custody of children
tho women had no voice. Tim luwb-,,,.1
could bind them out to apprenticeship,
anil ine wiie was powerless to prevent it.
In fact, married women were no more or
less than slaves. In On-fron. n uwintv- ;..
which women held offices could not be
legally incorporated. She was not in fa-
vor of any further legislation to give
woman tho ballot, but thought that, un-
dor a broad Interpretation or the exist-
ing laws, they had a right to vote. She
referred to the fact that women voted in
I 'hill. Kansas. AVvnmliir nml alttl Hma.i
communities worr not nviTtnrnoil Imi
in the case of Ftah, the women with the
ballot were purifvimr tlie moral anil so-
cial atmosphere of that Territory. She
closed by admonishing the women not I
10 pay any more taxes until they were I
allowed to vote. "Taxation without
representation is tyranny." Miss An
thony, throughout her discourse. ra
listened to with marked attention, and '
us conclusion was warmiy appiauited,
She lectures this afternoon at half nasi
hho lectures this afternoon at half past mil in work ine order mil ivfroaf, .,
MlO,tCll,fUl,jMtIOf,'TI,C(;S0d!'1 1 ""c..ioVluite MlAuSl ot
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Miss Anthony's Lecture. A large
and intelligent audience assembled at
the Oro Fino Hail, on Wednesday even
ing last, to hear Miss Susan B. Antho
ny's first lecture In this eitv. nn Hi unl..
ject of Woman Sullrage. The exercises
Merc opened with an original campaign '
song by Miss Duniway, which was well '
speaker of the evening. Miss Anthony's !
appearance was not particularly in her
iavor, nor iui she aim at the least show
of eloquence; but In her presentation of
facts she was clear, forcible and logical.
So much so, that she secured tho un
broken attention and commanded tlie
respect of her largo audience, although a
portion doubtless did not sympathize
with her movement. Adtveate,
.jn.vi.cn. .nn.. i. j. jjuniway, editor 01 grossest nisi, mv m m-- .
the Nkw Northwest, then introduced, One of tlie eloquent men speakers of the
With a few u-nnla im 1 Amnrienn Suflr.iire Association nieetinir
Miss Anthony's Speech.
THE CIOIIT OF WOMEN TOATUL "ALLOT.
Wc did not, unfortunately, get into
Hie theater last evening in time to hear
the wiiolo of Miss Susan B. Anthony's
argument on the right of women, under
the Htli ami iota Amendments; uui wc
did hear enough of it to understand, we
think, the general drift of it. She
claimed that the Declaration of Inde
pendence, the Constitutions of tho
United States and of tho States each
recognized tho rights of the people as
inherent, and no attempt or pretence
was made in any of them to confer
rights. They were established to secure
and not to create or give rights. The
Declaration insists that rights and
powers belong to the people. The Con
stitution declares that the just powers
of government arc derived from the
people; and the State constitutions gen
erally follow, substantially, the same
form of expression. She quoted from
several of these documents to show that
they all acknowledge the people as sov
ereign, and desired her auditors to mark
that none of them recognized any pecu
liar class or portion of the people as the
source from which power is derived; but
that the entire people constitute me
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governing element. .Aunt; 01 mum
make anv distinctions invidious to
women as a constituent portion of the
Ieople. The deduction from this is
that whatever rights or privileges wom
en or any other portion of the people
may be mtmiiteii by law 10 nave, ue-
lonir to them originally and inherently
The Hth Amendment, she said, de
clares that all persons born or natural
ized 111 llie united fctates are citizens.
She then went on to show what it is to
lie a citizen, and gave the definitions of
Webster's, Worcester's ana the law dic
tionaries, in substance that a citizen is
an inhabitant of a republic who has the
rights and privileges of a freeman and
the right to vote. If. then, even' person
bom or naturalized in the United States
is a citizen, and a citizen is one who has
the riirht to vote, it follows ineontrover-
tibly that women have the rightto vote
unless it be held that a womau is not a
person. She cited decisions of Judges
Taney and Daniels of the U. S. Supremo
Court, rendered before the war and the
Hth Amendment, which sustained the
conclusion that women arc citizens and
that as such they had every right which
any citizen could have.
She next stated what were the reports
and her own observations as to the way
woman sullrage works in Wyomingand
elsewhere where women have a voice in
any manner in public affairs, stating tlie
results as Highly bcucuciai to tlie state
ol morals, temticranee, schools, etc,
She also gave, in this connection, the
names of many distinguished men
Senators, members of Congress and
Judges who havejexpressed their opin
ions 111 favor or woman sullrage ami tlie
riclit of women to vote, under the lit!
and loth Amendments. She urged the
women to claim their right and nersist
in the claim; to pay no taxes anil bear
no public burdens til! their correspond
ing right to representation be acknowl
edged. The objects of the woman suf
frage movement could bo reached in no
The audience, which listened atten
tively and with apparent deep interest to
this address was a large one and com
poacd inontly of the intelligent portion
of our citizens. Orcgonian, of Scjiicm-
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Susan B. Anthony's Lecture.
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Susan Anthony was again
st evening with a largo and
intelligent audience. Her lecture was
the deduction or conclusion of her pre
vious effort on Woman Suffrage. She
cited several cases to prove that woman,
under the Constitution, was entitled to
tllis 1,1,0 proved, to her satisfaction, that
! wo"?. eraced in its meaning or
sjpdlication, and she quotcil Chief Jus-
! Hco ,1,"!lley A""1 U,., 5' orHAl?,te
Republican Convention to prove it. She
tution which would enfranchise tlie
weaker sex. When Mrs. Stanton and
herself edited the Jlcvolution they were
charged with a leaning to Democracy.
Tills was caused by the fact that a
memorial, signed by herself and several
prominent ladles interested in the wom
an suffrage question, would not be pre-
senttnl to Congrt by a Republican, but
Democrat. I ho lion. James Brooks,
of New lork, had, by parliamentary
tactics, introduced it into the House of
Representatives, and it was road there.
Women would unite with tho parfv
that aided them to secure their inalicu-
, wi;illeil to reap the advantages to bo
derived from it by giving his aid at
I present. This was a truthful picture of
s'1 saunmiu unit was appiauueo.
1 Her closing argument was to convince
' the skeptical that woman would bring
' 4 a" '""IV"1""1 wwner than expected if
1 sue coum oniy nave the opportunity lor
I vtj"K for Jones or Smith when they
1 5,pjri ior an omcc.
s'11' "'1M. ,w tVri aS!l" this afternoon
1 at 2 0 -', to ladies only, on tlie social
1 'Iestion so far as it refers to the attempt
, :il licensing jirosmuuou 111 1110 various
This is a question in which all
1 women are Interested according to an
I exponent of woman's rights, and of
""l-' 11 e ''tines win attend, as the ad-
""-'"n s inv.jimuu, aeptcmoer vui.
A youth of fifteen years, whom it was
my pleasure to assist in "studying up"
for an examination, and who for weeks
to tho knowledge and
kindness of several womon fnr Tmln I.
r..:i.. nr . , u.t..i . '
"Why, a man must lie superior to a
woman, mustn't lie?" This spirit of
assumption manifests Itself in marriaire
relations, according- to the organization
of the individual. Who will claim that
oue-half.thc wives in Christendom own
themselves, and can peaceably protect
themselves from outrage or unwarrant
able intrusion upon personal sanctity?
And who will claim that the "sacrifices"
made (which tlie writer states to be the
law of life) to selfishness, and oftentimes
in New York, last May, said distinctly
that "the opposition of men to this
movement was, mac incy saw cieany
that the personal ownership and freedom
of woman was to be the result of her
political lrecdotn." It is not the an
nulling of the marriage institution
which sucli men fear, but the equal
freedom of woman with man mi the
The Late Election in Utah.
Tim smoke has clcarcdnaway. and the
din and clamor of battle over the late
election in Utah has subsided, and wc
can now look calmly over the field of
strife aud speculate upon the results. A
very reasonable iietiucuonjo arrive aim
flu. first instance is tliatitwas not much
of a fight after all; and secondly, there
will be no change in the local Territorial
administration. Tlie victory was indis
putably on the side of the Church party
the Liberals being crushed by reason
ofscareity of numbers. The vote in tins
(Salt Lake) county was, 111 rounu num
bers, Mormons, 5,000; Liberals, 1,000; or
just about live to one. In Toacuc county
the disproportion was not so great, the
Liberals casting about S00 votes to the
Mormons 2,000. In Summit county it
will also be about 0110 to six. In Suab
(Tintie), perhaps about the same ratio
as Toaclie county say about 100 to 2o0.
At Corinne, in "Box 'Elder county, the
Liberal vote fell off wofully, while at
Oyen and all the western counties the
Liberals did not get a vote, as well as in
some of the northern counties.
Tho manner in which tlicclections are
conducted in Utah is thus taking the
last election as an example: Tlie voter
conies to the polls to deposit his vote;
ills name is written upon tho" poll-list
aud numbered; his ticket is taken, and
a number put upon It corresponding
with the same number opposite his
name; when tlie polls are closed tho
votes are notcouuted, but the ballot-box
is sealed up and sent to the county uieru.
There it remains until the Probate Judge
and his clerk count and manipulate the
votes at pleasure, and announce such a
result as to them seems best. At this
last election tlie iolls elo.-H.il on Monday
evening, tlie 8th. To-day, the 13th, tho
result has not been published. Bill
Traverse thinks that this is a "good
Was one of the peculiar features of this
election. They voted liberallv. not
often. They availed themselves of their
newly declared rights. It wasa nleasimr.
as well as a novel sight, to see the lines
and squads or the sisters or Zion march
tip to the polls and deposit their votes.
The jioot's rapturous strains almut the
sacred ballots falling as silently
"As snowllakes upon the sod,
Yet executes tlie freeman's will
Ax llxhtnin? executes the will of ;!,"
Is very' beautiful poetry, but is all "hoo
doo" so far as itsapnreeiation in Utah is
concerned. It was pleasing to see these
ladies vote, yet painful to see them vote
the party ticket to sustain polygamy
aud lMjrpctuate their own shame and
degradation. Sdl Lake Cbrr. Sacra
The Argument in Brief.
Miss Anthony's lecture last evening
was intended to enforce the doctrine of
woman's right to vote under the Four
teenth aud Fifteenth Amendments:
The Fourteenth Amendment declares
that all persons born or naturalized in
the L hitcd htates are citizens thereof.
Tliis makes woman a citizen at last
even if she never was one before. Now
woman Ieing thus a citizen, she stands
on her citizenship and appeals to that
clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
which says that no State shall abridge
the privileges or immunities of citizens.
Among the privileges and immunities,
long ago, and by thc-original Constitu
tion, accorded to citizens, is the right
of suffrage subject, of course, in each
State, to the regulations and limitation
imposed by the State laws. As women
are citizens, and as citizens cannot be
deprived by tlie individual State of their
F..r, 1 -1 ; . ,
privileges aim iniiiiuuiiics, aim as
among these privileges and immunities
I is the right to vote, it follows that the
1-UUIlCl'IllII .Mill X-IIICVIllll .YIlIUUUIUl'Ill!
constitutionally secure the elective fran
chise to women exactly as to other citi
zens. Urcgoman, Sept. 'jfi.
Touching Incident. In this citv
lives a poor family, the father of whicl:
is a Catholic, while the mother is
Protestant. Recently their daughter, a
Dcauiiiui cinid ot live years, suddenly
sickened and died. During its sickness
it was attended by a physician who was
accompanied on every visit by his
daughter, a girl of fifteen years, who
evinced the greatest solicitude for tlie
little suilerer. hen death came with
its cold. lev trrasn. the vomif lndv vn
there, and with tender fiands closed tlie
innocent eyes and arranged the form
of the babe who had Iiecn called home.
I he funeral took place the next day,
ami owing to the conflict of religious
opinions between tho parents, neither
priest, nor minister was called in. The
young lady went to the house of mourn
ing and in company with the grief
stricken parents, followed the remains
to tho cemetery. Arriving there, the
little iKxly was placed by the side of its
narrow resting place to allow or a last
look at the sweet face which all loved so
well. With a low wail the oor mother
threw herself down by it, and with pas
sionate Kisses sought, as it were, 10 re
call life to the cold, motionless clav
Kveryonc was visibly affected by this
outburst, and when she called utxm the
young lady to offer a prayer for her poor
darling, all reverentially uncovered and
knoll, trt the irround. The voimir lailv
without a moment's hesitation, knelt
and commenced praying. At first her
voice was visibly affected by emotion,
but as she proceeded she seemed to for
get self and surroundings, and poured
iorui suen a lerveiitaiidioueiiingappcai
to the Throne of Grace that there was
not, when she ceased, a dry eye or an
unmoved heart in the assembly. When
she had finished, the body was carefully
lowered into the grave, above whicli
now grows some loaut!ful tlowers, me
mentoes 01 ine loveoi ine tairyoung lady
TonAcoo ani Boys. It is a sight
altogether too frequent to see half-grown
ooys engaged in smoking cigars and
pipes, often of the rankest and strongest
kind. Such should read and ponder
uiKin the following fact: A French
pliysician lias investigated the effect of
smoking on SS boys, between the ages
of 9 and 15, who were addicted to the
habit. Twenty-seven presented distinct
symptoms of nicotine poison. In 22
there were serious disorders of the circu
lation, indigestion, dullness of intellect,
and a marked appetite for strong drinks;
In three there was heart attection ; 111
eight decoded deterioration of blood; in
12"there was frequent cpistaxls: 10 liad
disturbed sleep, and four had ulcera
tion of mucous membrane of the mouth.
Miss Susan B. Anthony's Speech.
There was a full house at Oro Fino
Theater last evening to hear Miss An
thony answer objections to womau suf
frage one of the best audiences in many
respects that she lias had, embracing
very many 01 the nrst men aim women
or the city, miss Alimony taiKcd near
ly two hours and a halt. She had num
erous questions ami objections to an
swer, all of which she answered with
much ready ingenuity and plausibility,
if not with conclusive reason. Wo
thiuk she answered most of the ques
tions more nearly satisfactorily than
had beeii-antieipatcd, and made a reallv
good argument 111 favor of woman suf
frage certainly the best wc over heard.
Oregoniaiij of September 12A.
Republicans Have won the election, in
Wyoming Territory. '
Late Telegraphic New3.
San Uuancisco, Sept. 11. -The whole
Republican State ticket is elected, in
cluding all three Congressmen.
Booth's majority in San Francisco, 2,
S75. His majority in tho State will be
probably from 5,000 to 7,000.
A number of outside counties are yet
to be heard from.
The taxpayers of San Francisco elect
Mayor and all other candidates, except
Hadlain for Assessor, who is beaten by
nearly 300; Higgins, for Recorder, who
s beaten bv liaynes through straight
Republicans running Col. Stevenson:
the Supervisor in tho Fourth ward, who
is beaten by Tim McCarthy, independ
ent, one school director and one Justice
of the Peace.
New YoitK, Sept. 12. The theft yes
terday discovered 111 the Controller's of
fice was the exciting topic of conversa
tion throughout the city last evening.
There were various opinions in regard
to who stolo the vouchers, and what
they were stolen for. Some think the
affair was one of the ring tricks, for the
purpose of forcing the Controller to re
siirn. and this tlieorv seemed to have ac
quired plausibility, when late last night
it was announced mat jiayor -tiau ad
dressed the Controller a communication,
setting forth that (the Mayor) was con-
trained to conclude that the exigency
demanded his retirement from the head
of tlie Finaneo Department, in order
that some other person might be placed
there by the Mayor, who will be ena
bled to investigate the affairs of the
Controller's office and restore public
Aiku-sta, Me., Sept. 12. Indications
lerived from a careful footing of returns
received to-day at noon are that the
Republican majority is nearly 11,000.
The ollieial majority last year was S,
23S. San Francisco Market Report.
San Francisco. Sept. 12. Flour
Wheat 1,000 sks cost, $2071; SOOsks
Bay milling, S2 721.
Barley There is more enquiry, partly
on speculative account; sales of !500 ska
dark bay, Si JO ; Uooii's bay, brewing
$1 ft5; 100 sks choice, SI 971; 1,000 sks
bay, SI 9-; s&s coast, 5i
sks do., 41 00-
Oats The range ot ine man;et. is 51
S21 1 03.
llav two smau 101s soni at 5iu ooigj
$29; CO bales choice wheat, $2?. 50 por
Corn Sale of 400 sks Iowa per rail,
Potatoes Hal fmoon Bay, S0S7ic;
Choice, 90e.; Mission, (EW7GC.; Sweet,
$1 G01 8-j.
Pictures Restored. Ten of tlie
pictures forming part of the famous col
lection of tlie Louvre have been seen in
London, supposed to have been filched
from the gallery" by some of the Com
munists, and sent to London to be sold.
One of these valuable pictures had been
bought by an i-nglisliman, a wen Known
patron of art, for 10,000, and will be
returned to Paris on the payment of the
Corner I' J fill nutl Colmuliin Street,
Wednesday, September 13, 1871.
Keal Estate Dealer.
OrriCE-No. 64 Froat Street,
REAL ESTATE IN THIS CITY AND EASt
I'lirtlainl. in tlie most ilcximlrie localities,
coiKlstlngor Urns, .u.l IIloCks ami Hlocks,
Hoicks anil stokes.
AIm, lMi-mvm Kahms and Valvarlk Us-cvi.ti-atki
Lands, located In all uartx of the
Stale, for sale.
IlKAi. Estate sunt other Property vwirrlmwxt
forCorru.-iioiHlenU.iiiTiiiHCiTY ami tlirouKh
out tlie Ktatks ami Tkkkitokikh, with great
tare, una 011 the most Advaxtaohous Tkkmh
IIOPSIM AND SntHIH I.R.VMSI1, I.OANS NEOO-
tiatku ami Claluk of all Iikchiitio.ns
I'KOMlTI.VOOI.LKTTIill.aHll ft KN KRAI. FINAN
CIAL and A a uno y IIusixhss Transacted.
A awns of till OpVirH In all lli Oii-iim ami
Tuu-xri lii the Statu wiHrtwtiivedeMarlirtloiMGr
Kahm Pnni'HKTV and fhrwanl (tut nsu mill.
above uddrtMM. n
Parrisli, Atkinson & Woodward,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Corner Alder ami Trout SI recti.
HAVE 1'ItOPKItTY FOR SALE IN PORT
land and throughout Oregon generally.
We can Oder
to Iureliner of Ural Kvtate.
Vtiil everything that pertains to th i ,1
tate limine! attended to with unrnmi,!.
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