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FRIDAY. 5f OVOIBER 17, 1S71.
OTJE BANNJJE YET WAVETH.
Home again! tbauk Heaven ! where,
with health and strength renewed from
the effects of a vigorous campaign, wc
gather our loved flock around us and, in
the gleesoine joy of sweet reunion and
the interchange of words of cheer, we
are so befuddled that wc cannot hear
ourself think. If Congressmen and Sen
ators feel as anxious to get home to the
fireside at the end of their terms as we
do after a month's absence, we don't see
how they can accept office. Wc wouldn't
be President to-day if wc could.
Seated again at our little ile&k, scrib
bling away at a rapid rate, while the
click of falling type is heard within and
pattering rain-urops mil without, we
feel that we wouldn't exchange our office
for a Dukedom or our editorial chair for
the sole possession of the Isles of the
Sea. And our fingers tingle with an elec
tric glow that longs to burn itself into
words of greeting to the many friends of
our glorious cause who read the Xkw
Northwest. To each and all of them
we say, "Thank God and take courage
Our cause is marching on !"
MISS AHTH0NYS LAST LECTURE,
A large and attentive audience con
vened at an early hour in Oro Fino Hall
on Wednesday evening to listen to the
parting address of this estimable lady,
whose sojourn among us has won the
hearts of the people as no statesman lias
ever beon able to do since the gallant
General Baker took the public heart by
She began by giving a condensed ac
count of her travels and lectures in this
countrj'i eulogising our people and giv
ing very encouraging accounts of the
progress of the cause of Human Bights.
Evidently the shaker was very much
jaded from the effect of her recent her
culean labors as the AVoinati Suffrage
"wheel horse ;" but she did not swerve
one hair's breadth from the line of her
argument, a"ud the audience appeared
unwilling to leave the hall at its close.
The reporters, of whom she says she
always has a wholesome fear, must have
been out to the Council or some other
equally edifying place, for, with one fee
ble exception, we saw no man taking
note". The said feeble exception was all
the time half asleep, and, consequently.
his report is a disjointed effort of rcwr-
torial inconsistency, of which we should
he ashamed, were it not that man's
rights' death is none of our funeral, and
every man who makes a fool of himself
only makes our victory the easier.
Miss Anthony has made thousands of
warm and trusty friends in this quarter
of Uncle Sam's vineyard, and we hope
anu trust that she may again bo induced
to visit us to enjoy the full fruition of
her labors of love in the great cause of
The dear, generous, good-natured,
philosophical, philantliropical, free and
easy men, who think too much of women
to allow them liberty of voice, con
science qr inclination, got an overdose
of their own rcyimc the other day at one
of the milling points on the Sound.
When the steamer landed a lady, with
whom Miss Anthony and ourself had
formed an agreeableacquaintancc at an
other place, met us at the wharf and in
vited us to her home, saying that our
company would be a great pleasure to
her and she could make us more com
fortable than we would be at the hotel,
where there were indifferent accommo
dations for ladies. We protested, fear
ing that we might incommode Iter, but
the invitation was repeated and wc ac
cepted the hospitality of a very comfort
able home. The lord and master who
supports this woman, and who "loves,
cherishes and protects her" according
to law, came in in the evening and in
formed us that lie had engaged rooms
lor us at the hotel : that he didn't keen
public house and his wife in inviting us
to her house had done that which lie
liau not given her permission to do. The
wife sat in tearful silence, feebly remon-
siraiing occasionally, but to no purpose,
and, of course, we could not dispute the
authority or the legal power of her "pro
tector" to order her invited guests to
leave the house.
anuignauon ran lii-h at the mill,
and the men were all ashamed of him,
nut tne poor, boorish niggard, who
owns and possesses that woman in fee
simple, feels that lie has taught her
lesson of subjugation which she will not
dare to forget.
Of course a large-hearted, genteel, re
spectable man, who is worthy of a sen
sible wife, will never make her feel his
power by such exhibitions of masculine
prowess ; but when a man is the oppo
site of all this, ho has the law and the
liberty to set at naught the best inter
ests and feelings of the helpless woman
who is doomed to be cursed witli such
an alliance When that lady gets the
"ght to vote and lml.l
' VXJo4 j twin Ui"
w.!- 1 tUm a now l,in n tiiatfel-
WOMAN STJPFEAGE ASSOCIATION.
Elsewhere we ci vn n. . .
of the OrganizI 0CnM,oer"lc'aleeount
County Woman SnftV. IuUfah
The ladies whosU
officers are know., Jl enrolled as
worth .nid nliiiit,.
called meeting l in eotopressa
we shall give full mrtiei,t..
. - "uie next
We are sorry our brother of tlieOlym
pia Tribune thinks that we meant to
visit any indignation upon him. -ye
assure him he is mistaken, and hope he
will no longer "feel bad in consequence"
pf imaginary indignities.
BEEIAH ON THE WAS PATH.
The exploded lujnibug for whose sake
wc have sharpened our pencil just now
is invited to come forward. There! take
your position to ! Hold your head up,
sir, and look us in the eye thus! Now,
sir, have you any sense of personal hon
or? Do you expect the world to coin
cide witli you when you assert, as you
did in the little Dispatcli of November
Oth, (which is rapidly dispatching you
to oblivion) that the relation of hus
band and wife "signifies nothing more
than a partnership of convenience, and
you are old and not particularly attract
ive as an affinity?" (What youjiiean
by this Inst sentence is not iwrticulnrly
clear, unless indeed you do imagine that
somebody may make matrimonial over-
lures to you, which we assure you isn't
at all likely.)
Then, when you try to hide your own
short-comings by accusing "that other
editor" of being as much a "mass of pu
trescence" as, by your own account, we
must believe yourself to be, Isn't your
accusation just a little cowardly
There would be much good sense in
your remarks upon the abuse of the ill
gestive organs were it not that you for
get that the man who adds "drinkin,
chewing and smoking" to the other sins
against temperance, of which most men
are guilty, becomes by so doing just
three fold more a "leper" than the man
who ali-tains from these last, while you
confess that you indulge the whole of
We arc sorry to sec you affect "Dean
Swift's Monk" in the use of the couplet
you quote, which, aftcrall, does seem, in
your case and by your own confession, to
to be a very appropriate one.
We were not aware that the woman
with whom you live was not your wife
Wc gave you the benefit of a doubt un
til your flat denial came, but we honest
Iy think, in consideration of the present
tatc of your affairs, that it would be
well for you to follow the example of the
honest "negro named Dixon" whose
case, as you gave it, we present to our
readers in another column and "apply
to the County Auditor for a license to
marry her," that you may live herenf
ter"likc:i Christiauman." Oh.Bcriah!
we're afraid you'll never get a legal
wife! A man whose ideas of the "holy
estate of matrimony" are so utterly at
variance with his example stands a
poorer show than the "negro named
Dixon." It is a pity you are such a con
summate old fogy! There is no more
use in us hammering away at your one
sided pate to try to infuse a little com
mon sense in it titan there is in dealing
out logic to a lager keg. Your head is so
full of your pet hobuy, which you style
"coarse, sensual, agrarian," that you are
unable to comprehend anything else.
You remind us very much of the man
who always looked through colored
"BEOTHEE IKITIN EOSTACIES.
Our man's rights contemporary of the
Portland Jferuld recently became very
mucn exorcised over tne alleged op
pression of the Federal Government over
the "property holders, men of the high
est respectability, of cultivated minds
and Christian worshippers," whom he
forgets to tell us became politically pow
erless through their recent rebellion.
But this contemporary, in working up
his case, unwittingly makes an argu
ment for the enfranchisement of tax
paying women, which, if tec had made.
would have frightened him into another
pious demonstration about the samtity
of existing institutions and the newmiiy
oradhenngto the present orderof thinj
Hear him. (The Italics arc our own.):
When the tax-gatherer lias wrung the
last dollar from industry and there re
mains a deficit, as is fromipnf lv H
tlte homestead is then seized and sold to
satisfy the demands of this combination
oi inieves, who moeu Human govern
ment !y plundering under the forms of
Now we ask, in view of such h slate of
inings, is u any woiulerirsucii.a jieople,
so oppressed, should fonibine for pur
poses of self-protection, for tin- minno.
not you do it? Did not our Revolution
ary luitlicrs do it? And when these
wronged people complain to the Federal
(joveriinieiit, winch has organized ju
tins state of things, instead of their
complaints being listened to and redress
attempted, tliey arc abused, calumniated
and slandered. And so stands the case.
with the actual and unvarnished facts
told. Is there no magnanimity left
among us? Are we wholly insensible
to wrong and injustice when practiced
unon tile itcoitlc of the South f Arr
they not hone oj our bonr ami Jh-sli of our
icn; w nen wc uuhk uou is just, we
tremble for our country in view of such
injustice. God w-ill punish the oppress
or as sure as in justice is immutable.
No wonder Chicago is in ashes; no won
der tiiat fire is devastating the North
cstern States : no wonder that tlious-
ands arc consumed by the merciless
fiaiucs. It looks as though God's jus
tice was blastintr those who uphold and
countenance such luminous oppression
and wrong. And He will punish the op
pressor and avenge the oppressed ; for
lie says so in J lis written word.
Don't you sec, dear lady reader, that
all you have to do to make this argu
ment exactly suit i'our case is to change
the italicised word jteojtlc to "women"
and tiie italicised word South to "Coun
If it were iossibIc to get a broad, phi
lanthropic idea into the head of this
man's rights champion concerning
women, we'd have some hope for him ;
but alas! like his obtuse predecessor, Be
riali, whom we're trying to advertise in
to a little notoriety in this issue, we fear
that "he is given over to hardness of
heart and rcprobacy of mind to believe a
He that he may be" our Bible is lost
and we forget the remainder of the quo
Vc promised a few weeks ago to con
tort a certain "obtuse Johnny Bull" at
Obmia to the doetrine of Equal
Subscribe for the Vu,.. x-
wit .Mnv Nortiiwkst.
AN EEBATIO SHAM.
The Orcyonian thinks that we, with
unnecessary severity, "characterize"
"Joaquin Miller" as an "erratic sham."
Has the Orcyonian forgotten that it, as
well as the other dailies of this city, in
dorsed all that we said of "Joaquin"
while the Atlantic ocean lay between
tween them and himself? And will
that journal, now that this new
literary donkey is braying right in our
very faces, grow frightened and ap
We have never said that "Joaquin"
Miller was not a poet, but we do say,
with the Jlullctin, that he is not a man ;
and if our friend of the Orcyonian lias
any fear that we have over-stated the
case, let him read Mrs. Miller's letter as
it appears in his paper, and satisfy him
self that we have not been "unneces
We have received a letter from our
friend, Mrs.Miller.in which she expresses
regret that wc published the fact that
her renegade consort had wanted her to
copy and sign a certain denial ; and,
while we are sorry that she regrets it,
we are not sorry that the public has
learned the truth. The time lias gone
by when a woman of brains may sub
mit, like a whipped spaniel, to neglect,
abuse and misrepresentation from her
legal master because the world ap
plauds his doggerel. Such a genius as
Mrs. Miller possesses will naturally as
sert itself, and we are rejoiced to know
that she Is proving herself a (rue worn
an by standing firmly by iter deserted
babes while struggling to expand iter
pinions in the literary world.
We'd pity the man who couldn't
make a literary donkey of himself after
having sacrificed his hearthstone in the
THE "BULLETIN'S" EXPLANATION
It is the custom of some men editors
to lie very courteous and dignified in
their remarks in reference to Women
Suffrage advocates while in their own
vicinity, reserving whatever of censure,
sarcasm or insult they may have to
oiler until tiie objects of sucli attack
ire gone. Apropos, a short time since
the editor of the Jlullctin endeavored
to make some capital against Miss
nthony while that lady was lecturing
in Washington Territory by decrying
the efforts made by her to assist the
sufferers by the late devastating fires.
A paragraph concerning the donation
made by Miss Anthony to the Wiscon
sin and Michigan Belief Fund was cop
ied in these columns from the Olympia
Echo which was deemed a sufficient
refutation showing that the nett pro
ceeds of tho first lecture at Olympia
were given to the charitable object
named. It was also incidentally men
tioned that Miss Anthony hail for
warded the entire proceeds of a meeting
at the State Fair Grounds to the relief
of Chicago. This latter statement the
Jlullctin calls in question, and asks us
to "explain." The statement Is cor
rect. Miss Anthony cares little to
trumpet her deeds of benevolence to the
world, and so it was not published in
the Oregon newspapers; and, further
more, it was not intended that it should
be published in the JCeho. The amount
forwarded from Salem was some fifty
As to the price Miss Anthony chose
to charge at Olympia, that is her own
affair. That, after the lecture was over,
she should donate tiie nett proceeds in
stead of doing as first proposed, shows
her to be a generous whole-souled
AVo hope our neighbor is satisfied.
In tier eagerness to serve the cause of
the "down-trodden," the fair editress of
the Nkw NoimtWKST has published a
poem written by Owen Meredith under
the name of "JuliaWanl Howe." Chris
tian (Polk t o.) Jfcxscnycr.
What a Christian spirit our J lev. Bro.
evinces! Just how it would iarticiilarly
serve our "cause" to purloin one of Owen
Meredith's poems and give the credit
to Julia Ward Howe we cannot see, and
we think no one can unless indeed it bo
our very astute Christian Brother of the
Jftitciiycr. The poem may or may not
be Julia WanI Howe's, but, if it is not,
the literary world has been most suc
cessfully humbugged. To the charge of
plaguirisin which our charitable Chris
tian Brother so generously makes, we
only sny that the poem was set up ex
actly as it was clipied from the newspa
pers, adur being published in tho Mine
identical style for a number of years. If
that be plagairism, then make the most
of it, but we arc afraid our Bev. Bro.
will come in for a fair share of the sin
himself. We respectfully suggest that
Owen Mereditii is not the only poet in
the world, as the Jfcsscnycr editor seems
to think. Women, if they do belong to
the "down-trodden" class, sometimes
write poetry, although some aspiring,
selfish specimen of masculinity general
ly stands ready and waiting to seize
upon it and publish it to the world as
Mrs. Dtiniway.attheWoman Suffrage
Convention, stated the result of a talk
she had atSeattlc with two distinguished
politicians, Mr. Garlleldc and Col. Lar
rabee. Neither wanted an office, ac
cording to their statement; aud when
asked their opinion of the woman suf
frage question, were utterly astounded
that the question was one that was com
manding any serious consideration from
the American ioople. They could not
for the life of tlicm tell which side they
were on; politician-like, they were on
tiie fence. Tho movement lias not suf
ficiently demonstrated its strength for
these weathercocks. Mrs. Duniway
wound up by saying that it would be
heartless in the extreme for tho icoplc
to waste their time and energies to ele-
ate one of these political weatnercocKs
f o anv hiL'h position of honor or trust,
when f hov were so much averse to ac
cepting, and begged the people not to
thrust honors on those who had no taste
or appreciation for them, but rather let
them pass quietly into private life,
where they will have time to study up
the great question of suffrage. Iran-script,
WOMAN SrjTFEAGE ASSOCIATION.
Portland, Nov. 14, 1S71.
Pursuant to published notice, the ad
vocates of Woman Sull'rage assembled
in Oro Fino Hall at two o'clock, r. M
whereupon Mrs. Abbie B. Gibson was
called to the cliairand Miss IrttieSloper
appointed Secretary pro tern.
Mrs. Harriet W. Williams read the
following, which was adopted:
hkkkas, We, the women of Port
land, Multnomah county, believing that
wc have the constitutional right to the
elective franchise, and that it becomes
our duty to use that right for the good
of our country, do hereby form ourselves
into an Association to secure concert of
action in this important movement.
Article 1. Tills Society shall be
called Multnomah County Woman's
AitT. 2. Tho object of thlsAssocia
tion shall be to encourage such co-oper
ation among women as shall cause them
to assume their responsibilities as citi
zens of the United Stales.
Akt. 3. All persons subscribing to
this Constitution shall be considered
members of this Association, with the
rigiit to participate in its deliberations.
Aijt. 4. The officers of this Associa
tion shall be a President, Vice Presi
dents, Corresponding Secretary, Becord
ing Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive
Committee of not less than three nor
more than five persons; the officers to be
ex-officio members of the Executive
Akt. 3. The Boaid of Officers shall
have power to call meetings, draft reso
lutions, secure speakers, correspond with
othor Societies, and perform wiiatover
duty Is required to forward this impor
election ok officers.
Tiie permanent officers of this Asso
ciation were elected, as follows:
President Mrs. HatticN. Shanahan,
Vice Presidents Mrs. Harriet W.
Williams and Mrs. I. B. Moores.
Beconling Secretary Miss Iottle
Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Sara!
Treasurer Mrs. Sarah Williams.
Executive Committee Mrs. Francos
S. Law, Mrs. Sarali J. Peters, Mrs,
Mary A. Thompson, Mrs. Mary G. Daly
Mrs. Abbie B. Gibson.
Miss Anthony offered the followin;
resolution, which was unauimouslv
Tlcsolvcd, That we urge the friends of
Woman Suffrage thorotiglinut the State
to organize Associations iiitheirrespcct-
ive towns and voting precincts, hold
stated meetings for lectures and discus
sionsjcirculatetract.s, speeches and news
papers, enroll the names or all women
who will present their votes at the next
election, and of all men who will giv
their influence to induce women to exer
cise their right to vote, and use every
other moral means to encourage women
to assume their rightful position as vo
ters. And we respectfully solicit tli
judges of election to fulfill their duties
in receiving aud counting the votes of
women citizens precisely the same as
they do those of the men.
On motion, Mrs. General Saxton was
appointed as Delegate, and Miss An
thony as Assistant Delegate, to repre
sent the Multnomah County Association
in the coming National Woman Suf
frage Convention at Washington.
On motion, a number of the ladies of
the Association accepted an invitation
to occupy a scat upon the platform upon
the occasion of Miss Susan B. Anthony',
last lecture in Portland, at Oro Fino
Hall, on Wednesday evening, Novem
Mrs. Harriet W. Williams accepted
an invitation from the President to in
troduco Miss Anthony to the audience
at the lecture.
On motion, the society adjourned, to
meet again at the call of the President
and Executive Committee.
Hattik N. Shanahan, Pros' I.
J-ottie C. Si)1m:r, Sec'y.
Tliis department of the Nkw North
wkst is to lie a general vehicle for ex
change of ideas concerning any and all
matters that may be legitimately dis
cussed in ourcolumns. Findingit practi
cally inqmssible to answer each corres
pondent by private letter, we adopt this
mode of communication to save our
friends the disappointment that would
otherwise accrue from our inability to au
swur their queries. We cordially invite
everybody that has a question to ask, a
suggestion to make, ora scolding to give
to contribute to the Correspondents'
Mrs. F. T., Springfield : Your article
is given iuauothercolumn. Thousands
of women all over the land are sighing
just like yourself for opportunity to ex
pand their pinions and try their innate
strength. Do not "submit" with too
much "good grace to your fate." The
woman wlto has strength of mind suffi
cient to make, shape and control her
own circumstances, should obey the
high law of reason, remembering that
her first duty is to do Justice to herself
and family. The large family of boys
of which you write will soon be old
enough to place at trades or school.
Then try your jwwer, using in the
meantime sucli opportunities for culture
and information as you can command.
Your time is coming. Work, ami plan,
S. E. S., Iowa : Pleased to hear from
you. Just such words of hope and cheer
are coming up from every quarter. Your
poem was published. It was very fair.
Writers make great mistakes by con
fining their thought to poetry. If you
will write for us sucli prose articles as in
your judgment would be suited to our
columns, wc should like to hear from
M. A. B.: No. Poetry is altogether
overdone. Try your hand at a sensible
'letter upon some sensible theme, and
wc shall be pleased to publish for.you.
M. L. P., Sheffield, England : Your
request is complied with. Glad you
like the Nkw Nortiiwkst. Tiie story
of "Judith Bcid" will be nut. in Iwmk
form during the coming year. Have
not yet submitted It to a publisher, as
we preferred first to lay it before thr-
public, for whose appreciation on botli
ides of the water we are liumblv and
sincerely grateful. No charge vou are
Sarah H., Louisiana: From almost
every State in the Union we get sucli
appeals as yours. How we wisli that
the many women who never own a
dollar would come to this great North
western comerof Uncle Sam's domains!
We should like to make fanners, irar-
leners, hotel keepers, lawyers, doctors,
preachers, house-keepers, dairy-women,
poultry raisers, shepherds, etc., or at
least sixty thousund able-bodied wom
en who can find no paying work to do
in tiie older States. Cooking, washing
and chamber work are here mostly per
formed by Chinamen thank Heaven-
giving women who have brains un op-
lortunity to engage in more lucrative
Mrs. E. A. C, Nehalem : Shall send
the photograph just as soon as wc can
get some more taken probably next
week. Yes. Agents may select pre
miums or retain 2T per cent, as pay for
their trouble. Shall lie clad to have
you act as agent. Can get you any
kinds of flower seeds that you may
name. Hope we shall meet sometime.
Many thanks for kind words.
THE WOELD MOVES.
The following call was printed in the
daily papers In this city on Tuesday,
November 1 lib. Appended to this call
are the names of some of the most re
spectable and influential of our women :
The undersigned citizens of Portland,
believing in the practical application
of the principle of "no taxation without
representation," invite the friends of
Woman's Enfranchisement to meet in
Oro Fino Hull this (Tuesday) afternoon
at two o'clock, for the purpose of form
ing an association, the object of which
shall be to secure concert of action
among the women of our city and
Mils. 11. W. Williams,
Mrs. It. Williams,
Miss I. T. Watkixs,
Mrs. Sarah Ii Pktkrs,
Marv A. Thompson, M.
Mrs. C. C. Cam,
Mrs. O. B. Girson,
Mrs. I. It. Moorks,
Mrs. I. GooDKNouaii,
Miss Ella Pktkrs,
Mrs. A. J. Duniway,
Hknriiitta E. Elliot.
A report of the meeting will be found
WE ABE DISCONSOLATE !
The woman who edits the New
Xoutiiwkst seems oflcnded because we
do not call her a lady. We assure her
that we should do so with the greatest
pleasure if we could do it conscientiously.
Now are we undone! Alas! alas! that
it should be so ! This, cruel blow we
might have received with impunity
from any other source, but from the
JTcrahl editor it is too much ! Wc arc
disconsolate! We feel something like
the soldier did who was dying from the
effects of a wound caused by the kick of
a donkey. AVhen It became known to
him that the hour of his departure was
near at hand he burst into tears. His
comrades tried to cheer him, telling him
not to fear death, but to meet it bravely
like a man.
"I'm not afraid to die," replied the de
sponding hero; "that's not it; but after
passing through so many battles, where
death would have been honorable, to at
last lie kicked todeatli ly a Government
see the point.
will, we think, readily
A lady from Curry county, who has.
never seen a Woman Sulfra''e naner.
has become converted through the ridic
ulous cant of the Herald, and has sent
for a hie of the Nkw North wust witli
which to work among her neighbors.
She has favored us with a poem in an
swer to some rhymes that recently ap
peared about our champion in the Jlcr
ald, front which wc make room for the
"Our canoe Is Jut and eairt be loit,
l!ut needsjii.t now a llllle Fkost,
For Autumn Frost will suroly bring
Oood, thrifty crops tho coming Spring.
Reoides, on n cold and frosty morn,
They'll belter hear our Champion's horn.".
There is much more of this that is just
as good, but, as we want to saliva tr the
Jfrrald, we'll give broken doses.
WE LACK SPACE.
We devote so much space this week to
the proceedings of the Washington Ter
ritory Woman Suffrage Convention that
nuieh editorial matter is necessarily
crowded out. Suffice it to say of the
Convention, that it was a complete suc
cess; of the Washington people, that
they are whole-souled, wide awake and
strong for Woman Suffrage; and of our
trip, that It succeeded financially, pleas
antly and, for our cause, profitably.
Mrs. Sarah Smith, of Southington,
erinont, who has just celebrated her
ninety-fifth birthday, does her own work
including the milking and care of two
cows, and the making of butter and
lias three in the family; she boasts that
in her day, she lias laid stone wall, and
laid it well; and it is told of her that she
pulled three-quarters of an acre of i!Ilx
and nursed an infantatthesamotinie in
one day, and has raked and bound ten
shocks of rye in one afternoon.
A Connecticut Democrat sent his son
to New otk to complete his education.
Alter a while the son wrote to Ids father
that he was studying "Horace." Ou
?ni,i."rlr.that',thc Pal Parent re
plied : ''Come home; I don't want Gree
ley to make a Republican of my son
General Butler on the Constitution
Well, now, for the question of Woman
Suffrage. I was called to examine into
this iiuestion, and I had no doubt when
I did examine it. Let me state the
question to you and you will have no
doubt about it. In the first place, until
he Fourteenth Amendment was passed,
iiiere never was a definition of what was
an American eitizpn. Nobodv knew
what "American citizen" was. what a
citizen of the United States was, for the
citizens of the United States were made
so because tliev were citizens or tne
State, except only the naturalized citi
zens. Well, I looked over thejjooks,
and I found that there were only two
tilings that a icrson must be in order to
be a citizen of the United States, two
things in order to do, and one thing to
have done by them. Everything else
can be done by a person, whether a citi
zen or not, but those three things belong
to nobody but a citizen. Nobody out a
citizen can register a ship. Nobody but
a citizen can pre-empt land under the
old pre-emption law. Nobody but a citi
zen can Uavea pas-port. ell, 1 iookcu,
then, and I found that women had al
ways registered shiis,always pre-empted
lands, and always had passports; and I
came to the conclusion that women were
citizens of the United States because the
law expressed that nobody could do
that that were not citizens.
Very well, then. Then conies the
Fourteenth Amendment to the Con'sti
tion, which settled the question, which
is that all persons in the American
jurisdiction, born on American soil and
duly naturalized, shall he American
citizens. That's the Constitution.
Then I went into the Supreme Court
and I found the Supreme Court of the
United States bad said that the elective
franchise was one of the privileges and
lmmuiiiiic oi American citizens. That
is, the right of voting. I then found
the llth Article of Amendment said
that "no State shall have nnwer in
abridge or take away any our of Mn
privileges or immunities if an Anw.ri-
can citizen." Then I got into iUU lim.
of reasoning: Women are Amcrienii cit
izens-. Voting is one of the privileges
and immunities of American citizens
No State can take away or abridge that
privilege or immunity. What is the
consequence? What followed? What
necessarily, logically, resulted? Why,
it is that you cannot take awav by State
laws the rights of tho women to vote.
Applause. Well, having come to that
conclusion, do you suppose that for all
the governments this side of Texas I
noum iiuer my uuud.- Having con
vinced my own mind on that question.
won't I be man enough to staud up in
my tracks and state everywhere just
me conclusion i nave come to I And
I have come to that conclusion, and I
siaien u in a reitort to congress, and.
therefore, I say, "women have the right
to suffrage whenever they choose to de
mand it." Cheers and waving of
handkerchiefs among the ladies. That's
so. I don't make any promises about
this just before election, because I have
nut forward this very argument more at
length in a reiwrt in my place as a
member of the Judiciary Committee of
Congress; and we had with us almost
half of the Bepublican votes on that
The Empress Eugenic is paying a visit
to her mother at Madrid, where that
lady lives in great splendor, maintain
ing a hospitality unusual in that coun
try. She has the reputation of being a
marvelously good woman of business,
and has brought the property bequeathed
her by her husband, the Count do Mont
ijo, into excellent order a condition in
which the properties of Spanish graudecs
very seldom are.
Keal lGsitttte Dealer.
OFriCE-No. 64 Front Street,
1JKAI. KSTATK IN THIS CITY AND HAS!
XV Portland, In the niosl desirable l.x-ulltles,
consisting or lyiT.s, Halk and Blocks,
llovsis and ktoi:ks.
Also, Imi-kovki) Fakms ami Vai.u.vhi.k U
t'CLTlVATKn Lands, located in nil iwrts or the
State, for nale.
Hkai. Kstatb and other Property min-lmsed
ror Correspondents, in this CrrY and through
out the Status and TmutiToitlKS, with great
rare, and on the most Advantaumjus Tuiims
IIOCSKS AND STOIIKS I.KASKD, I.OANS XEGO
tiatkii and Claims oi- hi. l)si niiTtiv
PnoMiTi.Yl'OM.KCTKn.and a Cknkiiai. Finan
cial, ani AUKSCY liUstSKsSTKANSAlTKn.
AOKNTSOf tills Ot'KK'K ill :ill Ilip I'lTIlw :m,l
Towns In theKTATKU-lllreeclvcdeKcrlptionsor
r.m.-i i-iioi-Hiiivaiiii iorwiim me .same lotnc
Parrish, Atkinson & Woodward
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Corner Alder anil Front Streets,
HAVK PIIOPKItTV FOIt SAI.K IN I-OP.T-land
and throughout Oregon generally.
Wo can ofTer
to Purchaoersof Ileal Kstate.
And everything that pertains to the Heal E-o-
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LEGAL PAPERS WRITTEN AND ACKNOWLEDGED
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I.. .11. IMKItlSII.
"i TYi.Kit vt'oomvAiin.
No. SO front St.. American r.Tclinnge
ClONTIlACrFOItS Hotel Kecers, Fanners
Cariienters .nut P.nllitnnt timl In
fact all who require help of any kind, will find
It to tiller mlvTitittif... ti. mill mut I.Mivo tliffrnif-
dress. j. u. WITIIKKKLL.
1. S. I have nlto some Good Farms aud Lots
for sale. u2 J. It. W.
COUUIIX & McCABE,
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S WASHINGTON STREET, UIKSTAIRS,
Woik dono at KKAKONABLE HATES, nl
A well known gffiqer iuAuld Beekie
was celebrated for liis cunning and wit.'
His mother having died in Ediuburg,
lie hired a hearse and carried her to the
family burial place in the highlands.
He returned, it is said, with the hearse
full of smuggled whisky, and being
teased about it bya friend, liesaid, "Wou,
man, there's nae harm done. I only
took awa' the body, and brought back
The following persons are duly authorized to
act as Asents for the NKW Northwest :
O. R. Rlood
Mr. M. Jellries...
II. II. Welch
. . Lafnyette
Dr. J. Watts
A. N. Arnold
1 S. W. Ijureoll...
M. I Owen
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Mrs. J. DeVore Johnson
Tli os. Parsons ....
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.Miss it A. iiwena
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(i. W. Morgan
J. W. Jackson
L. I. Fisher
Mrs. I.aur.i De Force Cordon California
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