The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, October 06, 1871, Image 2

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OCTOBER 6, 1S71.
As everybody will attend Hie An"""1
Fair next week at Salcni, am'. our
boys naturally want to be included in
the list, we have decided not to issue the
Xmv Noktiiwest on Friday, October
18th. Our young and growing sons to
whose faithful assiduity the public is in
debtel for the regular appearance of this
widolv-eireulated journal for over live
months, deserve one week's vacation,
mil thev shall have it. Next year we
hope to be rich euough to hiresomcbody
to feet the tvpe while they enjoy a little
needed respite. "We could do .so now if
all the delinquent subscribers to the
Nmv Northwest would send along the
sums so justly due u?. Our subscribers
will lose nothing by the vacation, as the
volume willnot be completed tlllMnum-
.bers are issued.
Hon. Carl Schurz, one of the mo-t
prominent members of the United States
Senate, a man of fine abilities, and one
who, more than 3113- other, has ihe
power to influence the German vote of
this country himself being 01 mai 11a
tionalitv recently made a very sjgnifi
cant speech at Nashville, Tennessee, in
which occur the following pointed sen
tences :
Mr. Schurz was emphatic in his dis
approbation of the policy of the present
administration, and in his frequent
expressions of apprehension or the result
of our Republican institutions to follow
its perpetuation in power, the only de
liverance from which he considered to be
through the co-operation of the sincere
patriots of all parties in a political or
ganization which would insure the
obliteration of sectional bitterness from
national polities. Such an organization
would command the confidence and
secure the hearty co-operation of those
of his faith, who would support it in
preference to the administration party,
nut could not conscientiously act with
the Democratic party. Such a move
ment would receive the support of the
entire German element of the nation,
and true patriots of all parties, and
result in a genuine restoration of the
Ourconteniporaryof the Oregonian, in
reviewing the above, takes Senator
Schurz to task for obtaining his present
position through the influence of the
Republican party, and then "wanting
to spurn it from him." He thinks Mr.
Schurz's idea -of a new party impractica
ble, and adds :
Before existingpolitical parties can be
broken up and a new organization
formed, there must be a condition of
things which calls for such a change
The time must be ripe for It; there mu.-i
be ideas and principles involved which
naturally secK tmsmetiiou lor their own
Now, applying this test, let us see if
there is no plausible reason for the forma
tion of another great political party.
The issues at protentexisting between
the Republican and Democatic organi
zations are differences more in name
than in fact. Especially is this true
si nee the adoption of the "New Depart
ure" by the Democratic party. The
Republican party, stimulated by the
recent astounding disclosures of fraud
in New York city, at present manifests
unwonted activity and vigor, and should
no third party appear on Ihe political
Held to contest for the Presidency, will
most likely win in the choice of a Chief
Executive in 1872. Hence it is that this
idea of a new political organization isso
full of terror to our Republican friends.
"With po positive or well-defined issues
existing as we have shown the strug
gle between the two great juirties of to
rifiy has necessarily narrowed down to
a disgraceful scramble for the "spoils"
of office. Tlie legitimate sequence is the
daily exposures of gigantic frauds
made of corruption in high places, con
fined to no one iwrty or particular
locality, but heralded from all portions
of (he Union. Is there no remedy for all
this? Arc these parties, corrupt and
rotten as they arc, to continue, like twin
leeches, to sop the life-blood of the
nation for an indefinite period of time?
Is not the "time ripe" for an organiza
tion of the honest people of this country
to dothrone the almost innumerable i
army of political plunderer now reign
ing over our land?
It is higlitimeapnrtyof principle was
organized. The demand for such a party
is most urgent. "Wherever it is organ
ized multudes who now work meekly in
the political harness will be found to
agree with (lie bravo, ringing wonls of
Carl Schurz quoted above.
But this new iarty, to permanently
succeed, must espouse some other issue
than the mere correction of abuse in
office. And here, gentlemen, you who
are dissatisfied with the rank corruption
now infesting our politics and who
wish to remove it, Is your golden oppor
tunity: In forming your new party
Incorporate into its plat form and ad voeate
through your newsjmpers and from your
rostrums the right of woman to rote.
That this demand will be acceded to,
sooner or later, there is 110 question, and
If you are wise you will be the ones to
share the honor and benefits of woman':
complete political emancipation.
We've been attending fairs quite reg
ularly of late; so regularly, in fact, that
we have had no time to write of what wc
saw, and consequently are compelled to
waive our comments upon the different
exhibitions until the State Fair is over,
and we will then endeavor to serve them
all up at once.
We hope, for the sake of the prosper
ity of Bro. Brown, of the Albany Demo
crat, that he will soon be at his post
again. A few weeks' longer misman
agement on the part of a certain played
out Republican will send that paper
"where the woodblue twiueth."
On the morning of the lSth ult. we
availed ouitclf of Captain Ainsworth's,
proverbial hospitality and, accompa
nied by Miss Anthony and others, pro
ceeded to the Dallc-i, where Miss An
thony lectured to an intelligent and
deeply interested audience.
The morning was one of those excess
ively fflggy ones that only serve to render
darkness visible. A dead calm settled
itself over the murky "Willamette and the
fleecy atmosphere enshrouded the
steamer Oneonta like an impenetrable
pall;" It "was hlnc o'clock before wc
swung loose from the moorings of the
"dock and guided our steamer's head into
the gloomy darkness. Carefully wc
ploughed the waters and joyfully we
at last emerged in bright and balmy sun
shine. Passing Vancouver with its beautiful
site and tidy surroundings, steamingour
way up the broad Columbia, and taking
mental notes of every' passing landmark,
we soon found ourselves among the roll
ing hills of fhc grand Oregon, where
beauty sits In silent majesty, where
mountains hob-or-nob with trees aud
boulders, and the dark, deep gorges file
away in the impenetrable distance, car
rying tidings maybe of the busy world
below into the fastnesses of the eternal
rocks where spirits and silence reign.
All day our mind Is occupied with these
wierd fancies, and we take but little
heed of the din and bustle and hurry
around us.
Eight o'clock at last, and the town of
Dalles is readied. Runners from the
two hotels jostle and crowd us in the
darkness, disturbing the equanimity of
belated lecture goers and making the
evening hideous with their discordant
Getting into the nearest hack we
drive to the nearest hotel, to find that our
baggage lias been left behind, the peo
ple congregated and waiting for the
coming lecture, and everything in com
motion and confusion.
Miss Anthony is capable of composing
herself and making a good sieech upon
any occasion, no matter how adverse
may be the circumstances, u) the people
of The Dalles, who were accommodated
in Mr. Condon's well-appointed ehttrcl
1 milium. 1
, ! ,
Willi .1111
were treated to a lecture of one
a half in length, with which they were
so intensely gratified that upon our re
turn one week afterwards1 another de
lighted audience assembled for another
discourse, which was as well appreciated
as the first.
(But at the rate we're running we
won't reach "Walla Walla this week, and
we started out to write of "Walla Walla
rather than The Dalles.)
Taking the morning train pa-t the
wild wonders of The Dalles aud around
Capo Horn, we reached Celilo, where we
boarded the steamer Tenino, and were
Once more steaming up the Columbia,
through a barren-looking region of
seemingly interminable undulation,
ilinii.tnr. 1miitilr nml mlilifv u-lifir..
abruptness, boulders anil ouihi, wiiom,
in spue oi me loruiuuiug aspect oi me
1 f A 1 f t -I" 11.
country, the fat cattle of a thousand
hills come down to drink, bringing in
their sleek sides and playful gambols ev
idence unmistakable that the fat of the
land is spread for them in these
Be patient, reader. AVe have not for
gotten that this artiele is headed "Walla
Walla Fair."
Umatilla is reached, aud here we iqiciKl
the night. What once was known as a
thriving commercial town is now a
rocky succession of sand hills, and what
once were streets aud stores and dwell
ings look now to be abodes of owls and
bats. Trade lias taken another direc
tion, aud this dilapidated town bewails
its wind-worn raggednoss and weeps
o'er days deluded. A few prosperous
and responsible business men are here,
however, and we wish them joy of all
they gel in Umatilla.
With the early dawn our steamer is
oH again, aud for three or four hours wc
stem the rapid current, and at last we
rcaeu waiiuia, winch loous like a rag
ged fragment of ixxr, tattered Uma
tilla which the Miiiling winds had waft
ed to this barren rock and left in desola
tion. As this God-forsaken spot is now
the head of navigation, wc here met the
stage, a huge, ungainly omnibus, with
six fine horses and a manly driver, who
handled the lines with that dexterity
for which his class are so particularly fa
mous. Miss A. mounted the outside of the
lumbering vehicle. We tried the seat
beside her for a while, but soon yielded
to tlicburuiugsuiishine, exchanged with
not an unwilling liombre and seated
us beside a placid Chinaman, who seemed
oblivious to ail surroundings. Oh, that
Walla Walla road ! Pen cannot paint
or picture portray it! Driving up a long
and narrow grade upon the rugged hill
side, where a careless move would upset
our coach and land us in eternity, we
suddenly meet a loaded prairie sloop,
drawn by four horses with a leaderof the
untie fraternity.
Our driver stops suddenly to give the
teamster opportunity to get out of the
way of the coach.
"Hold on, good friend; you'll smash
my hub to smithereens!" yells the busy
One of his horses, a piebald, rat-tailed
caricature upon well-kept horse-flesh,
rears and dodges as if he expects the
great stage coach to devour him bodily.
"Your horse is young and skittish,"
says one of our passengers.
"Young! d nine! hc'sscventccnycars
"Ah! T see; he's quite a colt."
Everybody laughs and wc are by this
time disentangled from the disagreeable
proximity, and on we go, through the
stilling iiut and over rocks and ridges,
down sidelong declivities and up steep
ascents, feeling all the while an Intense
longing to plant our feet upon terra
firma and trust horse-flesh nevermore.
But the long ride or thirty miles is over
now, and we drive up to the Walla
Walla inn, looking like pilgrims to
some ancient Mecca, or the forlorn hope
of a caravan of forty-niners.
" What thucrcation lias all this to do
with the Walla Walla Fuir?'Waskvrfau
impertinent typo. f r
"Wait till Ihe next issue aud wuwill
tell you," is our meek reply. J
We didn't mean to be so garrulous.
Our worthy brother of the i. C. Advo
cate has become seriously affected over
the fact that Miss Anthony will not
fight his battles unless he is willing to
fight hers. Ho has persistently refused
to openly espouse the Woman Sulljage
movement, although he cannot but
know that upon the success of this
movement hangs the destiny of human
progression. But let somebody throw
the Bible as a stumbling block in
woman's path, and he immediately ex
pects a Woman Suffrage lecturer to not
only clear out the obstacles thus used to
Impede her progress, but he even ex
pects and demands that she shall at
once endeavor to help the Church to
sustain its Bible doctrines right in the
face of the fact that he will not use his
influence, as editor of a Church organ, to
induce the people who read ills journal to
uphold the just equality of the sexes.
Gently, gently, good Sir Bro. Advo
cate. When you begin to fight our bat
tles and help us on to victory, it will
then be time enough for you to ask us to
to help you fight yours. Wc believe
and know, and can prove, and hare
proved, the Bible to be a staunch Wom
an's Rights organ. It is yonr business,
as the conductor of a religious news
paper, to fight your own Biblo bat
tles. Miss Anthony and ourself have
all we can do at present to clear out oh
staeles from our path to the ballot
When we havo won this victory it will
be time enough to ask us to help you
win a victory wherein you have al-
reauy marsuaieu me bitterest or our
enemies, as well as many of our warm
est friends, as your adherents aud co
workers. Yet, strong as you are, linan
cially and numerically, you ask us, in
our comparative weakness, to cast over
boanl all our helpers who do not adhere
to all your religious ideas. This we
cannot afford to do, even had wc the
-11- t 4 .., ..,..
iiu wc-ieuiuc i mil i.iiiKs iiiuaiu 01 an
who will work for our political cmaiici
nation, just as you welcome to your
ranks everybody who believes in your
one idea of the atonement.
We notice a long letter from Portland
in the Albany Democrat signed X.
(Xautippc?), which is remarkable for
nothing but scurrility and balderdash
We give its closing paragraph as a spec
imen, and ask our readers to judge be
tween what the Ni:w Noktiiwikt nivs
and what Xautippc teaches
I will close this letter by referring to a
met which win go farther towards ro
1 '- "'"iisu nonsense aooui
.wonl!lll.s rilit.s" ilmn ui,ni v.,i.,m
..It 11... r..-.lf .1 .1 i
- . - ..... .t-J
of arguments. A noted female advocate
of that dogma in this city has lieeii ier
ambulating tins State with Susan B.
Anthony, leaving her two young boys
10 run around the streets without
momers care, and as a coiisenueiice
they have leon figuring in our liollce
I court for stealing pumpkins. What
'will the Ni:v Xokthwkst say aliout
Simply this: When alj mothers find
employment for their young and grow
ing sons a wc hare, there will be no
gang of idle radians running loose in
the streets to entrap children into mis
chief. Under man-made laws the citv
of Portland is so dirty aud vile that chil
dren who have honorable employment
cannot go into the street for a little
needed exercise without being led into
temptation by the children of mothers
who "have all the rights they want."
And the Ni:w Noktiiwikt lias to say
itirihcr that never will Its efforts to
awake woman to a sense of duty abate
until it shall be made a ienal offence to
bring up boys in idleness.
Our fifteen-year-old boy (not boys),
who was thoughtlessly betrayed into the
company of a bevy of man's rights off
spring, isso mercilessly ashamed of him
self over it that the Nkw Nokthwkst
is willing to trust him hereafter to keep
better company.
Our friend of the Bulletin isn't half so
rabid a man's rights man as he thinks
lie is. Read the following, dear friend:
of human rights, and satisfy yourselves
that he is with you in principle and sen
timcut. and will sd proclaim himself
whenever he finds that public opinion
will not permit him to keep further si
lence: RrccKSS to IlKit. Mrs. II. A. John
stone, a short-hand reporter and one of
the most rapid writers in mo worm, is a
candidate for Emrrossinsr Clerk of the
California Assembly, with a prospect of
election. jiay sue succeed, is iiiv isu
of all who know her.
Whileln Washington Territory a week
or two ago we learned that Miss Peebles
was elected Enrolling Clerk of the last
session of the Territorial Legislature and
that her work gave entire satisfaction.
She received for her services tho sum of
SO 00 per day and mileage; and our leg
islative friend who gave us the Informa
tion, says that it "is the wish of all who
know her" that she may again be chosen
for the same occupation during the com
ing session of that honorable body.
Glittering and glorious, like diamonds
among jvcbbles, shine out the words of
hearty cheer that greet our growing en
terprise from many of our noble breth
ren of tlie press who have no fear that,
by acknowledging the political equality
of women, they will lose their wives or
fail to sustain their present position as
men of worth and influence. Brethren,
not one jot or one tittle of vour rood
deeds shall be forgotteu, while to the
scurrilous fistes that whine upon our
uai-h. we say in caitn commiseration,
"Be sure your sin will find you out."
We enjoyed the great pleasure upou;
one or two evenings of the past week o
meeting large numbers of 'our Albany
acquaintances at the CourttHoutc upon
the occasion of Miss Anthony's lectures
in that thriving and beautiful city-
We venture the assertion that In no
other city of its size upon tlte Pacific
coast can be found so many Intelligent,
bright and agreeable women as are to lib
met In Allwny. The men anfalso sensi
ble, enterprising and gentlemanly ; and
the faces of all were so beaming and
home-like that wheu we stood before
them we didn't want to talk, but would
have immensely enjoyed a good, old,
camp-meeting shaking of hands all
throuL'h the lanre assembly. The brains
and worth of Albany all favor Woman
Suffrage, just as intelligence and moral
stamina do everywhere. The whisky
rings are opposed to us, and so arc a few
ignorant old fogies and a soft-pated
preacher or two, who (the preachers) live
ofl" of the exertions of a few honorable,
church-going women. But from the way
in which the roughs of the city rallied
to the standard of their silly anti-suf
frage champion, wc opine that the fo
gies and preachers here alluded to will
be glad to get out of such company.
We'll carry Albany by a large majority
in '7i
We scarcely ever take up a man's
rights journal any more without discov
ering some delectable tidbit culled from
the organ of Stephen Pearl Andrews,
licaring the above title. This man An
drews Is a fanatic of the Satanic type,
who seems to be the evil genius of Vic
toria Woodhull. These . editors roll
these dirty morsels under their journal
istic tongues, and then spit them out
in the face of public decency in a way
that is a caution to common sense.
We have stood this vile aflront upon
good morals as long .as we feel able to A large share of the aid bestowed by the
bear it in silence. If we should garble ! V- S. Christian Commission upon the
and select the dirtiest nonsense in thejsiek ami wounded soldiers during the
Day's Doing or JWier 7;cHc both i war came from women, and call ye the
mini's rights journals of much wider ! tears of agony shed at parting by the
..irmil-.tinii tlmn M'Ili,ill A Cli)tIiiiJK
tt'cclli and should regularly serve
them up as food to oursubscrilwrs, what
w-nnfil Minm. same iilitors who ouote the
Wcckhi with such apparent gusto say
W . . . ,r .
of us? brethren, lor siiame: nave
vou lost all sense of decency?
We have Intensely enjoyed the ier
turbation of our frightened, weak-minded
contemporics during the past fort
night or so. Scattered to and fro and up
and down in the valleys are divers and
sundry quaking proprietors of man's
rights hebdoniadals, who, finding it Use
less to attempt a further opposition to
tho cause of human rights by honorable
discussion, are now seeking to throw
dirt and slime upon the Nkw Nokth
wkst hoping bj this means to so dis
dract public attention from tho legiti
mate object of our movement that wom
en of large approbativeness and weak (
intuitions may be frightened mio sav
ing that they "have all the rights they
want." All, gentlemen ! it will not do.
Your quibbles, perturbations, flutter
ing! and disclaimers are alike under
stood. "Wc laugh at your calamity and mock
when your fear cometh."
Under this caption tlie Walla Walla
Waterman thus discourscth :
A San Francisco paper says the
"strong-minded business" is spreading,
worse than the cholera. To which we
may add that the whole movement Is
worse than thesniall-iox and chilis and
fever combined. If railroads and
"women righters" go together, we,slmll
endeavor to reconcile ourselves to the
fact that the Walla Walla people voted
the railroad down.
We assure our trembling brother that
railroads and Woman's Righters go
wherever brains are rulers. Walla
Walla already possesses a large share of
active, sensible Woman's Righters of
both sexes, and the railroad will follow
as a natural consequence.
We arc sorry our brother has such fee
ble appreciation of the useful and agree
able. "Everyone to his taste," as the
old lady said when she kissed her cow.
A creature who represents herself as a
historian of whom noliody has ever
heard onlyasshe blows hcrown trumpet
has been endeavoring to earn a cheap
and dirty notoriety by pandering to the
vicious element of man's rights men in
Albany. A maudlin correspondent of
the Portland Herald has imposed upon
that paper a long review of what pur
ports to have been a "lecture" given liy
this monstrosity. We cannot conde
scend to sully the Nkw Noktiiwkst
with a true account of tlie abomination;
therefore we waive further comment,
hoping that this prurient champion of
masculine free-lovers will come to Port
land and serve up a dl,li of her delecta
ble hash In order that the people may
see what manner of men give "Immense
applause" over her inane sophistries.
This irrepressible advocate of human
rights met with most gratifying success
at Albany. Her lectures were largely
attended, and the deep and silent inter
est of her immense audience was the
most flattering tribute they could possi
bly pay to tlie sterling wortli ami genu
ine good sense of one of the noblest
sieclmens of true womanhood it has
ever been our.good fortune to meet.
Miss Anthony and our "other half"
are at present making a tour of the
West Side. They hold a meeting to
night at Lafayette, to-morrow night at
McMinuville, aud Monday night at
Forest Grove. We will all proceed to
the State Fair on Tuesday, where we
look for further triumphs In our glorious
Editor New NoirniwrsT:
I had not intended Using my pen to
writetin favorof Woman Suffrage, but I
cannot resist tlie impulse to write a few
lines in reply to a sermon preached by
the Rev. E. Gerry at the Congregational
church, Oregon City, Sept. 17th, and
published in tlie Enterprise of Sept.
20th. -
Tho second clause of his sermon in fa
vor of "Baby Suffrage" was the most
absurd theory I ever listened to. He
seemed to.feel deeply.tho. "outrage upon
a young man of twenty years and eleven
months," whom the law yet classes with
"infants." Perhaps" he has a twin sis
ter; what of the "outrage" upon her?
We know he has a mother who lias seen
two score of years, and yet it is no "out
rage" upon her through all the years in
which she bears flic burdens of life to be
classed with "infants." There is through
out the length and breadth of the land a
feeling of superiority among the larger
portion of men, and it was tills very idea
of superiority which first awoke my dor
mant thoughts in favor of Woman Suf
frage. Mr. G. says that "children are a
part of the people, and therefore should
have a voice in the Government." If
heartily agree with him in this, so soon
as they shall have reached that age in
which they can discern good from evil,
and are capable of exercising that judg
ment. But the law does not hold that a
woman ever reaches that age, yet if she
violates any law of the coutry it holds
her responsible. Is this right or just ?
In answer to ids third objection,
would say that it is a libel upon women
to say that they do not assist in execut
ing the laws in time of war. I was
resident of a slave State at tlie breaking
out of tlie Rebellion of '01, and I have
some Idea of what the horrors of war
really are, when brother is arrayed
against brother and father against son.
mothers, sisters and wives of soldiers
! nothing? I have seen women with lit
, tie children around them, working and
waiting through weary months and
years for the return of husband and
! e. .1 I
lamei, aim in muiii- cases every energy
, bad t be put forth for the support of the
little ones, for the 5dS per mouth at the
beginning and the $1(1 per month at the
1 close of tho war, received by tlie conr
! mon soldier, would not go very far to
wards supplying the father with the lit
' tie luxuries he needed aud supporting
I the wife and little ones. Can you guess
. the anxlom hours of watching and the
I fearful anxiety everyone of these women
endured? Sometimes the husband re
turned unscathed from battle, some
times lie came a helpless cripple, aud
many a time was the kiss hallowed witli
bitter tears at parting, tlie last caress
ever bestowed by the mother upon the
companion of iter life and the father of
her children, and she was left to stru;
lone through hopeless years ant
rear her family as best she may. I one
day saw a widow whose only son hat
been taken prisoner at one of the hard
fought battles in Tennessee. She wits
nearly fifty years of age, and she said to
nic, "I wm bear to live alone, chop my
own wootl and do enough hard farm
work to support myself, but the thought
that inv sou is probably an inmate of
that vile prison pen at Audersouville,
being slowly starved to death, causes
every mouthful of food to choke me.'
And in her honor he it said that her eye
were filled with tears and her voice
choked with emotion. And we know
that this wail arose from the hearts of
thousands ami thousands of women
And yet it Is asserted that woman does
not "assist" in executing the laws of the
nation. Think you, Mr. Gerry, that
these women can ever forget their suf
ferings, and, if they had tlie franchise
would they not exert all their influence
to hasten the time when man shall for
get his brother man to slay, and Peace
shall n-iirn triumphant over all the
If I believed politics exerted the foul,
corrupting influence which Mr. G. seems
to think, how earnestly woultl I entreat
my father, husband and brothers to for
ever slum the horrid monster. As our
Reverend friend seems so fond of Paul, I
suggest that he read Titus 1, 15.
Oiikoox City, Sept. 30th, 1S71
Our very considerate friend of
Bulletin gracefully "throws up the
sponge" and retires from the field of edi
torial combat. He lias suddculv (lis
covered that the AVomaii Suffrage move
ment "seeks agitation as a chtef food to
subsist iiimn," and therefore does "not
Intend to play into tlie hands of its
votaries by helping on the agitation."
ise man ! Sage conclusion !
Two communications one from En
gene City and the other from walla
Walla are unavoidably crowded out of
this Issue. When our paper grows to
a mammoth quarto, which we antic!
pate some dav. such vexations will no
longer occur.
Our friend of the Oregon JSullctiu
has become so desperate over the im-
paralled success of Woman Suffrage in
Great Northwest that he has gone stark
mad. Where's Dr. Hawthorne .' It. Anlhoiivisendeavorin;
to impress uikiii the citizens of Portland
tho importance of giving our dear sisters
the privileges which we have conferred
upon the niggers, diggers, Fiji Islanders
and Hottentots, fche even has the au
dacity to claim for herself an equal
amount of intelligence with these very
enlightened citizens. "Go for them,"
Susan, "go for them." Jtoteburg Plain
dealer. Subscribe for the New Nouthwest;
Problems for Women. .
Desiring to sit atllie'fect of the gentle
women who "shrink from the notoriety
of the public eve" and learn from them,
we ask them in all simplicity, the fol
lowing questions, trusting that a rcgaru
for their own "peace and happiness,"
which they charge, us with having
placed In "grave peril," will lead them
to give us answers good ami true:
1. Dear lathes, are you the intelligent
workiiiL'-women of the country?"
and, if you are not, how can you under-
tanu their trials, their wants, or ineir
wrongs, or judge clearly of the proper
remedy ?
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" H:ivi vou mvp iH lliroilll ine
and, visited the homes, and ascertained ,
to a rnrtaltitv flint von "represent thef i
sober convictions of the majority oi me
women of the country ."
IS. Does the petition of 100,000 women
of America, asking for tho privileges
mil immunities of citizenship, indicate
only "exceptional discontent ?"
4. iiaving the commence youciaun m
have in tlie wisdom and integrity of the
honorable legislators to whom you ai
pealed against our petition, do yon
think it discreet or right to bring your
persoual influence to bear upon them to
prevent their deciding a constitutional
question upon its merits?
.). in showing that these ruiers ncvu
your assistance upon the floor oi me
henate to avert "grave danger to me
general order of tlie country," and that
you are willing to render it, have you
not proven more than you mean ." jjiu
vou not know that vou were helping the
one hundred thousa'ntl more, with your
irotest against them, than you could by
being silent a thousand years?
0. Following the teachings of Holy
Scripture, are you "keepers at home?"
Do you "adorn yourselves with modest
appirel not witli broldered hair, or
;oiti, or pearls, or costly array ?"
7. Dili you know that St. Paul's grave
warnings were addressed to fashionable
women, and not to those who ask for
5. is there an olhce lit the gilt oi the
lcoilc that would brin:r a woman more
conspicuously before the public eye
than women already are, who give and
ittond receptions and concerts, conduct
fairs, preside at tables-, solicit strange
men lor votes, urge them to taue chances,
or even come m contact with them in
riding iism the street-cars, walking on
the public promenade, or, as many
women are compelled to tlo, jostling
"aiust them, ami dealing witli them in
crowded markets while buying provis
ions for their families ?
9. Is our President an v more the prop
erty of the people than our President's
wife, when every young man who re
IMirts for the press may fearlessly reveal
to the public me secrets oi her dressing
room ?
1ft. Do you wateh anxiously for your
own names, morning after morning, in
the most conspicuous columns ot the
daily press to see whether the minutest
article of tlie dress you wore the previ
ous evening is proierly described; anil
don't vou sometimes wonder that such
faithful record is kept of what, you
wear, and that nobody seems to remem
ber anything yon say :
11. Oui it enter into your delicate
minds to conceive that the ladies who
find in the same column their names
held up to ridicule aud contempt, their
l:ii"ii:i"i uml si'iilimi'iifs misrepre
sented, their aims misunderstood, their
reputation wantonly attacked, yet who
stand year after year in simple traveling
dress, hefoie large audiences, steadfastly
maiiitainihi; the justice, and proiounuiy
believing in the ultimate triumph of
their cause, may be as sensitive, as
hijihlv bred, as finely organized as you
12. If thev were not inspired by a no
ble purpose, reaching far beyond all per
sonal considerations', could they bear so
much and bear it patiently .'
IS. I f they sought only the admiration
of tlie multitude, woultl they not take
vour own wav to win it?
11. We won't believe it without your
assurance; but to tell us' whether any of
your number are among those whose
''snowy shoulders, rounded arms, lus
trous eyes, and itowcrcd hair, made
more dazzling by the glimmer of satin
ami the glitter of jewels, ravish the
senses of the young men who are paid
to serve up this display of charms In the
newspapers lor the public breaKtast on
Sunday morning? liiclmnge.
Why a Woman Should not Vote.
She hasn't sense enough to vote
lelligently. She never can have,
cause she hasn't enough brains of
the right kind, ami the few she lias are
the wrong place.
She is only a reflector of man's wis
dom, not an originator.
Horace Greeley says she oughtn't to
vote. He cannot be jealous of Victoria
Woodhull in the Presidential race.
Darwin's theory won't work on her
she is not an original worker, but sim
ply an invention, growing out of man's
necessities, liaviugan ancestral line end
ing in a "rib" instead of coming up
through creation, as man does, "select
ing material for his destiny;" whether
that be toad, woman or monkey. A rib
is a good tiling to show immense inven
tive resource upon, beinganawfully dry
beginning, but it is a pooranccstral root
for intelligent voters.
She Is only matrimonial bait. She
was put here to Rcrvc man, not to rule
him, being made for his comfort antl
convenience alone.
If she was allowed the ballot, ten to
one she woultl vote to prohibit the sale
of liquors, and break up half the pleas
ures ami rights ot her superior.
Mie Is under benpturai condemnation
for coquetting with a snake. She hasn't
paid that ionalty, yet. "Ihe man shall
rule over thee." Mio must not oppose
mat sacreti orner.
Irishmen, Dutohmcn, Negromen and
Chinamen can become our brothers,
women cannot. Home is tlie last place
a man iroes at nicht after IdllianN,
cards, saloons, theatres ahd elub-roonis,
and It is no more than right that his
",.. m.. t uimultl be uueontaminated
by society, as It is enough for him to
smell of mm, toluicco smoKe ami saw-
lust without mining ner pcriiimeti wnu
tho same stench.
A woman is too weaK to resist, tempta
tion. If It were not lor the virtues ot
men what would society be?
Placing a ballot in a box would mane
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clearly demonstrated by the increase of
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intellect even among men exvrcisuiK
that great freeman's right by voting
"early anil often."
JJtstlV, She would piay me pari, ot vine
to man's- oak, and twine her delicate
(miilrils around his godlike form, with
out question or doubt, even confiding in
the purity and wisdom of his intentions
antl acts, however much appearances
mav be atrainst linn; this is to be wom
anly, delicate ami angelic. Voting im
plies equality. The vine assumes to be
aK, antl tnai spons poetry, iec ner
tiek to the kitchen, the nursery and the
drawing; that's all she is fit for, all she
can leani, all she aspires to, and all she
ought to have. Sttm &loun.'
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live dollars, is suitable for the balance
springs of watches, It is wortli two hun
dred and lift thousand dollars.
Ooleridirc says: Intense studv will
keep any writer from being vulgar in
point of style.
Josir Billixos ox Fkek Love. I
beleat in free fight, especially amung
rats and dogs.
I beleaf in free rides. on a gate.
I beleaf in freedom of every slave on
But free lovejs one ov those kinds of
freetluin that it don't do to limber witli.
If this worltl was a garden of Edin and
full ov Adam and Eve, az they was
when they was fust launched, then I
kan imagine it might tlo for some other
Adam to hold my Eve on his lap, and
talk about his atliniteeh aiuispiruoai es
sence, and play lamb.
In them tlaze, there want no minim
natur, it was all God natur.
Ilumin natur has DcensoaKeusomucii
since, it is tew weaK m a lot wnere me
scetOsRJor, next to a meddo, without
much fence between nor enny poKe on.
Free love wants more poke than any
other animal.
I don't believe in total depravity un
less a man has a gootl chance.
Free love is a cood deal like drinking
a six shilling gin for a bevridge. Bev-
ndge Is a Chinese word anil means cus
sidness. All the free love I have witnessed thus
far. has existed between a villanious
letchcr on one sitle. anil lunatic virtue
on the other side, that has been deodor
ized out of its truth, and has lost aui ol
its modesty and shame, in hunting
after a condishun where sin ceased to be
. crime.
The fust free lover we have enny
ikouut ov was the devil.
Ou) Maids. A quaint ami gallont
writer some fifty years ago, says:
I love an old maid 1 use the singular
number, as speaking of a singularity in
humanity. An old maid is not merely
an antiquarian, she is an antiquity; not
merely a record oi me past, uutmevcry
nast itself: she has escaped a great
change, and sympathizes not in the or
dinary mutationsof mortality. She in-
t.-l.t . Kill.. Ali...iifi. nDmi-Aivii Ulw.
1UIUIIS .1 1 1 1 1 IC lllliiiij i-
is Miss from the beginning of the chap
ter to the end. I tlo not like to hear
them called Mistress, as is sometimes
the practice, for that looks and sounds
like a resignation of despair, a voluntary
extinction of hope. I do not know
whether marriages are made in heaven;
some iieople say they are, but I am al
most sure old maids are. There is some
thing about them which is not of tlie
earth, earthy. They arc sqieetators of
tlie worltl, not adventurers nor ramblers,
perhaps guardians; we say nothing of
tattlers. Thev are evidently predes
tined to be what the are. They owe
not the simrularity of their condition to
any lack of beauty, wisdom, wit or gootl
temper; there is no accountingfor it but
on the principle of fataiity. I have
known many old mams, ami oi mem an
not one that has not possessed as many
good ami amiable qualities as ninety and
nine of a hundred of my married ac
quaintances. Why, then, are they sui
te .' it is their late
Tin. 7.viji.-jii i-i vi'PV iiiik1i mimsil
at tUcStandarU's favorable notice of Mrs.
Our admiration of tho talented editor is
not a new passion, by any means. AVe
remember her as the pioneer authoress
of Oregon, many years ago, and as a
contributor to the Oregon City Argvn
while we "stuck type" on that journal
about twelve years ago. We admired
her sterling ability then, anil we rejoice
in her marked success now. And wo
don't care what the Transcript thinks
about it. wasntngion fstandara.
"Tn: Them Togethek." "What do
von liipmi liv n !it mill do lifo?" n!il n
husband to his angry wife. "Look at
uario and ivitty asleep on the rug ! 1
wisli men lived half so peacefully with
their wives." "stop," said the ladv,
"tie them together and see now the vui
Cats in France aro to be taxed five
francs each and birds one franc.
Real Kstate Dealer.
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iortixi, onccos.
IVirtlantl, In Ihe jiiost desirable localities,
(-niKi.-tlnsor Ijts, HALr IIlocks ami Ulocks,
IIousks and Xtoises.
Alvt, Imphovku Farms anil Valuable t's
cultivate'! I.AX1K, loi-Hted in nil iwru of Ihe
.Slate, for sale.
Hkal KstatkhiiiI other I'nieH- min-hased
lor Correspondent, In tiub City ami through
out the Ktaths aii.l Tkhkituhiks, with great
rare, and on the moot Aivaxtakois Tkhms
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Corner Alder mill I'rout Streets,
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We can oner
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Rent Collected.
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Tnxet Fnld,
And everythlm: that pertain to the Real Es
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