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FRIDAY. .MAY 3, 1S72.
HO, TOE THE PEOPLE'S CONVEN
TION! The Finance Committee, upon whom
devolved the duty of raising the requis
ite funds with which to defray the trav
eling expenses of the delegate elect, were
ready to report success.
Being oureelf anxious to serve the
good cause of Human Rights in every
honorable capacity, wo concluded to ap
ply to the railroad nabob for a pass, and
consequently sent him the following
letter, which was returned unanswered:
Portland, Saturday Morning,
April 27th, 1S72. J
Mr. Ben Holladay Dear Sir: Al
though the daily papers are silent over
the fact that I am Delegate elect to the
People's Convention in New York, you
have doubtless seen, in your New
NoirrmvEST, a full account of the pro
ceedlngs. Friends have raised me the
sum of S200 towards defraying my ex
penses. Now, I want a paw. If I go
must be off on the Oriflamme this even
ing. I have cheerfully paid your roads
and steamers, in money earned with my
sewing machine, the sum of nearly $400
since I began my newspaper enterprise.
This visit to the cast if I make it will
be of much pecuniary benefit to you, as
I shall lecture in the cities on "Oregon,
ner climate, developments, resources
and people," and I ask this pass to New
York if you can give it and of course I
believe you can but to San Francisco
anyway as a matter of business, in
which you are, to say the least, as much
interested as myself. Hoping to hear
from jou before noon to-day, I am very
respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. J. Duniway.
AVe were not disappointed at the re
sult, for we had before tried the same
experiment and failed. But the steam
er was going. Our friends had raised
the sum of $200, being half of the least
possible amount for which we had
agreed to spend six weeks' time, at a
pecuniary sacrifice of at least six hund
red dollars. Something must be done,
and there was no time for dodging. Con
cluded to start at all hazards and depend
upon our tried and zealous friends for
funds to bring us back. Can take sec
ond rate car and save something. Be
fore Fred Douglas was emancipated he
couldn't get passes in his missionary
work. IJVi be a voter, too, some day,
Mr. Holladay, and will then be politic
ally equal to the "nigger" orator or
James O'Mcara, your man Friday.
At seven o'clock p. m. the steamer left
the dock, and as we stood upon the
deck, tired and tremulous, waving good
bye to our dear ones, we began for the
first time to realize that we were off for
Now, men and women of Oregon and
AVashingfon, who believe in Human
Rights, Temperance, Morality and Pro
gression, we have gone at your bidding.
The New Northwest, child of our ex
ertions, hopes, struggles and victories,
is left in your care. Will you not sus
tain it? Many of your subscriptions
are about to expire. Upon your exer
tions will depend the success of the Peo-
pie's Paper. "While we were at home,
to be both wheel-horse and leader, this
work was difficult. Of course, now that
we shall be absent for a few weeks, the
financial friction will be greater than
before. Pot shoulders to the wheel, we
entreat. Send In your subscriptions to
keep up expenses and your contribu
tions to enliven and enrich the columns
of the only independent, journal in the
In the meantime we shall not be re
miss in duty, but shall write, in season
and out of season, of every incident of
public interest which may come under
our observation. We shall use every
possible endeavor to so represent Oregon
that hereafter she may be recognized as
one in the great galaxy of States.
Hitherto we had individually borne
the full financial load of. the "Woman
Movement in Oregon, rendering value
received for every dollar which man or
woman had paid to us for its advance
ment, and now the fact that the good
people of Portland and Albany have
contributed the funds to "defray our ex
penses to the Convention leads us to
trust that they and others will see that
means are forwarded to bring us back.
Remember the New Northwest,
dear friends of humanity. "Write for it,
work for it, talk for it, and keep it go
ing. You shall not regret the effort.
BY THIS SIQNWE C0NQUEE.
It is often sought by well-meaning
but ovor-zealous and short-sighted per
sons, who are in favor of the Human
Rights Reform, to make the movement
carry along with it in its onward march
to victory their own peculiar ideas and
idiosyncracies. Some wish Woman
Suffragists to vindicate the Divine in
spiration of the Bible ; others wish the
Bible entirely thrown away. Some wish
the doctrine of "No Divorce" to be pro
mulgated, while others are in favor of
the largest marital liberty. And so it
goes. But the truth is that, like every
other great reform, this one embraces
men and women of every shade and va
riety of opinion. Universal Suffrage is
the grand principle for which we fight
the sign by which we conquer. At
tempts to introduce or incorporate any
thing else into our platform are injudi
cious in the extreme.
"WOMAN SUPPEAGE IN IOWA.
A bill granting women the right of
auuiage came to a voie m the Iowa Sen
ate a few weeks ago, and was barely de-feated-the
vole standing twenty-tivo
yeas to twenty-four nays. All hail to'
progressive Iowa ! What cause Is there
for discouragement witli such results
occurring all around us ? No reform in
America ever made such progress among
the masses as the cause of Human
Rights is now achieving.
0TJB PATE0NS AND PEIENDS.
Office New Northwest,
April 27, 1S72.
Last week we published the call for a
People's Convention, to be held in New
York city, May 9th and 10th. Our
friends of Portland immediately re
sponded, selected us as a Delegate, and
appointed a Finance Committee.
The Committee met to-day, and find
ing means sufficient had been raised to
pay expenses to New York, determined
that their Delegate should sail imme
diately, there being no time to lose be
lieving they would be able to raise sufii-
cient means to defray returning ex
penses and telegraph the same to us in
It was determined by the Committee
that a few of our friends in the principal
localities of Oregon and "Washington be
solicited to act as agents and assist the
Committee in raising the needed funds.
"We hope our friends will promptly as
sist A small sum from each locality
will greatly aid the Committee.
We regret the short notice we had of
the Convention. "We would have much
preferred a general convention of dele
gates from all parts of Oregon and
Washington, but time would not suffice.
We hope, therefore, our friends will feel
that the best thing under the circum
stances has been done.
Yours for the right, A. J. D.
ME. HOLLADAY LIBEEALITY(?)
The attention of Mr. Ben Holladay,
the Railroad and Transportation king of
Oregon, is called to what follows. Mr.
Holladay, you and your satraps prate
much of the benefits you are conferring
upon Oregon and its people. To read
your organ, the Bulletin, one might al
most suppose you were putting fortunes
into the pockets of every man, woman
and child in the Willamette valley.
Now, with all this we have no fault to
find. You pay your satraps to blow the
trumpet of praise for you, and they, as
in duty bound, blow most lustily.
Neither have we any fault to find with
the material you have selected to do
your trumpet-blowing, as it was un
doubtedly the lest you could procure for
But, as so much has been said about
your liberality, we wish to let the people
of Oregon know just how far it extends.
Mrs. Victor, a lady of pre-eminent
talent as a writer, is now and has been
for some time endeavoring to place be
fore the reading public her book, enti
tled, "All Over Oregon and Washing
ton" a work which will benefit you
much more than it will the author. And
yet you refused to grant her a pass to
and from San Francisco, what do you
suppose the people of Oregon will think
of such action? But perhaps you don't
care what the people of Oregon think.
The time may come, however, when the
opinion of the people of Oregon will be
a matter of serious concern to you. x our
conduct in this and other matters goes
to show that you have no favors to
bestow except upon those who sell
themselves soul and body to do your
We need not now refer to your refusal
to grant a pass to the editor of this
paper. You knew she would lecture on
Oregon and Its Resources in the Eastern
States, thereby largely benefitting you,
whether you granted her a pass or not.
Your policy in this and various other
matters is in singular contrast to that of
the O. S. N. Company, who extend en
couragement and aid, to the extent of
free travel at least, to those who are con
tributing to the growth and development
of this western country.
How much is such liberality'?) as
yours worth, Mr. Holladay?
CLOSE OP THE SECOND VOLUME.
With this number closes the first vol
ume of the New NoRTirwEST. Al
though our enterprise has been more
successful than we dared to hope, yet
we would remind our numerous patrons
that it takes money to keep a news
paper in good financial condition. To
make this paper what we wish it to be,
it is highly important that subscrip
tions be renewed promptly. A hint to
the wise is sufficient.
The New Northwest has already a
very large subscription list, and every
day new names are added. AVe hope to
double it before the close of the Second
Friends, one and all, we ask you to go
to work in earnest and make our enter
prise not only a success, but a triumph.
This lady departed on the steamer last
Saturday for San Francisco, intending
to proceed to the Eastern States soon to
make arrangements for printing a large
number of copies of her latest work,
"All Over Oregon and Washington Ter
ritory." This publication, if circulated
through the Eastern States, will do
much toward bringing this far western
country into notice aud repute. We
earnestly wish Mrs. Victor abundant
THE NEW Y0EZ CONVENTION.
This body convenes on the the 9th
instant. Mrs. A. J. Duniway started
east by last Saturday's steamer to attend
it. Delegates from every portion of the
country will be present. We hope a po
litical organization may be effected
which will sweep the present corrupt
parties out of existence. So mote it be.
MES. DUNIWAJS MOVEMENTS.
The following dispatch from Mrs.
Duniway was received Wednesday :
San Francisco, May l, 1S72.
Arrived here Tuesday night at 12 p.m.
Start Thursday for New York.
A. J. Duniway.
MES. DUNIWAY'S ADDEESS
During her absence is 151 East 51st
St., New lork City, care of Charlotte
THE SIGNS 0FTHE TIMES.
The signs of tho times clearly point
to a coming change in political affairs.
Republicans and Democrats alike are
repudiating the old party ties. The
honest people of the count ry wish, a
change of programme. The Republi
can party, at best a forced executor of
good deeds, has planted itself athwart
tho pathway of reform, and its temerity
will in the end bo sorely punished.
Strange that a party proclaiming Uni
versal Suffrage as its creed should fold
its hands and stand silently by while
one-half tho entire population of the
country is unrepresented in the Govern
ment! Strange that the party which
gave the ignorant black man the ballot
for his protection should refuse Intel
ligent, educated and refined women the
same priceless boon! The truth is, the
Republican party has missed its grand
chance for political ascendancy. It has
now no creat reform to battle for. Its
only platform in the coming Presides
tial election is Grant that of its oppon-
ents antl-Graut. To such a pass have
our politics come!
The Democratic party has outlived its
day and generation, and is now in an
advanced state of dotage. It has noth
Ing to hold it together but the prowes3
of its early history. It will very soon
go the way of all the earth.
A party of principle, progress and re
form is needed. Such a party we hope
and believe will bo organized at the
New York Convention. . AVith the
broad platform of Human Rights equal
and exact justice to all, without distinc
tfon of race, color, religion or sex It
will develop surprising strength in the
Presidential election of this year, and
achieve a glorious triumph in '7G.
Happy Family the Multnomah Re
Remember that wo commence tho
publication of "Sonora Hewitt," Mrs.
Withereil's serial story, next week.
Tho "local" of the Orcgonian has been
announcinjr for tho last three or four
weeks that this paper was in its Second
Volume. All a mistake. Our Second
Volume commences with the next
The Rev. Colwell is still rampant
The poor old man is in a very bad way.
His memory is evidently failing him
and his sense and discretion arc well
nigh gone. We condole with him in Ills
The Walla Walla Union wishes to dis
cuss the private character of a worthy
citizen of Marion county, and yet
dreadfully horrified when anything
said about President Grant's early ca
reer. Consistency, thou art a jewel!
Oregon, it seems, sent a delegate to
the Cincinnatti Convention, in the per
son of Gen. J. W. Johnson. Gen. Grant'
friends, no doubt, could they have had
the choice of a delegate to attend that
Convention, would have made tho same
The Pacific Slope Woman Suffrage
Convention will convene in San Fran
cisco on the ISth of June next It is
highly desirable that Oregon should be
represented. Will the Woman Suffra-
gists of Oregon take somo action in the
Selucius Garfielde ha3 been rc-nomi
nated by the Washington Territory Re
publicans for Delegate to Congress. Will
he now explain his position on Woman
Suffrage? The women of Washington
wish to know who are their friends in
tho campaign just commenced.
The canvass of the two candidates for
Congress is going on. Each side appears
confident. John Burnett, the Demo
cratic candidate, is no match for his
competitor on the hustings. But this
will make little difference in the result
of the campaign, as few votes, probably
none, will be changed by anything
either candidate may have to say.
Bro. Brown will have it that "Sister
Duniway has gone over to the Republ
cans." You are very much mistaken,
dear brother. We are neither Republi
can nor Democrat. If the Democrats
had nominated a wide-awake, progress
ing man for Congress in opposition to
Joe Wilson, we would have supported
him heartily. As it is, we care but littl
who wins in the contest, it being merely
a scramble for office.
On the strength of the Rev. Colwell'
asertion that Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stan
ton is the widow of tho late Hon. E. M.
Stanton, President Lincoln's Secretary
of war. a citizen of Lafayette made
wager with J. H. Upton, of the Courier,
that the poor old preacher was right
Unton. we didn't think you'd take au
vantace of unsophisticated ignorance in
Hint wnv. Tf. is twill v too bad. But
then 'twas ever thus. "Man's inhu
inanity to man makes countless millions
The "smart" fellow who docs the lo
cals for the Orcgonian says the peopl
of Portland are to bo "inflicted with
serial storv writtpn bv an Oregon
lady, in a short time. And this is the
way home literature by lady authors
is received by the man's rights press!
Had some man, with a high-sounding
title, come before the public with a lit
erary production this same reporter
would have lauded it to tho skies.
What a queer tiling this aristocracy of
sex is, to be sure!
SocietywlU not tolerate a woman who
objects to live with a drunken, brutal
husband. She married for better or
worse, and though the man becomes
worse, she must pay the penalty. Ir
Nelson. wif nf-irnii TCoIson. a black-
I smith, living near Sedolia, Mo., unable
10 live with her lawful husuanu irieu
to live away from him. Society said
nay. Joseph said no, and made her re
turn. On Sunday, the 17th ult, after
she had returned home, ho killed her.
Enlightened society! Exalted husband
or ought to be! Happy wife in a
better world! JPomcroy's Bemocrat.
Mrs. Grant and Miss Nellie Grant
have gone to Europe with ex-Secretary
Borie and family.
BOYS, LOVE Y0TJE M0THEE !
by mus. cumin r. yocng.
This morning at five o'clock we helped
to dress and prepare a dear old grand
mother for the stage, and a long, lonely
ride. If sho lives till near September
ago her husband died. Ten davs after
his death a little baby boy was born.
She had seven other children," but this
one, Having no father to pet and care
ior it, came closer to the lonely mother's
heart than any other child. She had a
small farm,! u a new country : but so man v
little mouths to feed, and little bodies to
uress, and feet to buy shoes for, caused
ner to work very hard. She rose early
and sat up late, to spin yarn and weave
cloth; to make butter, and raise chick
ens and pick geese. She took in sewing
and worked out by the day to provide
for her children. Long, dreary years,
full of hope and sorrow, of love and
fears, passed by. Tho oldest children
went out to make homes of their own,
The little ones irrew to be men and
women. The price of laud came up,
The old mother said her fingers were
stiff aud head gray, but she thoucht.
'Well, in my old age I can go to church
and have many comforts that we could
not have when the country was new."
Her boys took the Idaho gold fever, and
persuaded her to sell out and cross the
plains. They met with the losses of
stock usual to peoplo Unaccustomed to
travel, and arrived late In the fall, when
people were plenty and work scarce.
The old mother said, "I could get wash
ing aud patching to do when the boys
could not find a day's work of any kind
I earned tho food and cooked it for my
cimurcn anu my son's wire all one
long winter, and it made me happy to
be able to help them when they needed
itso much. Then my girls both mar
ried. Then the boys did not like tho
Idaho country, and went to Walla
Walla. They said I must go to cook for
them. I did go, and worked very hard
and haiTn stroke of palsy. Then I had
to live witli my son's wife. She had
good deal to do, and didn't want me.
I could not dress myself or do anything.
cried aud cried, all day and iu the
night." Folding her poor crippled
hands over her bosom she added,
thought my heart would break. Then
the boys would swear at me and curse
my boys, my little boys, that I loved so
much and would die for if it would
make them happy."
Then her poor old bent body would
shiver and sway witli trembling, while
the tears flowed over her poor wrinkled
face and anguished sobs choked away
words. Then sho wailed, "Oh! Mrs.
Young, it didn't hurt my body, jt hurt
my feelings! It broke my heart!"
These boys, who were so tenderly
cared for in their years of helplessness,
packed the dear helpless old mother off
with a bundle and bed, gave her a stage
ticket and nine dollars in money, left
her at tho stago house to be lifted by
strangers at midnight to the cold, cheer
less coach. No tender hand or tearful
The night had sleet and rain and
gusts of wind. With our warm blood
aud inspiration of energy to sustain us,
we suffered with cold, though warmly
dressed aud wen wrapped. Klie was
dressed iu thin cotton clothes an old
shaker bonnet without lining, no cap,
no hood ; a handkerchief tied over her
ears; and a coarse gray blanket about
her shoulders. Her little shawl had not
the warmth of a child's breakfast shawl
At tho foot of the mountain we first
saw her. Tho bronzed, rough-handed
stage-driver lifted her very tenderly and
supported her to the fire. From this
point she was in our care two days aud
nights. She had to bo dressed and un
dressed and waited upon like a two-year-
old child. Her gratitude and helpless
ness touched all hearts. "Oh!" sho
would say, "strangers are hotter to me
than my own boys."
How easy for the strong-handed boy
to have furnished their mother a little
room, or cabin, and open fire and loving
words. Pleasant voices saying, "Good
morning, my mother, my darling moth
er," would have been more precious
than gold to her. The plainest food,
with loving care, would have warmed
and cheered the faithful old mother's
heart, lighted up her declining years
and smoothed her path down to the
grave. Aye, more the glorious ray
shining through the gates of pearl, when
she passes in, would have rested on their
heads. The world, seeing it, would hav
said : "Seo how theso young men loved
and honored their mother. Ave can
trust them." But they did not do thl
Remorse must come to them. Their
cheeks must some time tingle with
shame. Sorrow will surely come to
their hearts. They connot claim tho
promise, "Thy days shall be long in the
land." In this world we believe as they
have measured out to their old mother
it will be meted out to them.
Mothers everywhere, and wives, never
part witli the homestead roof or give up
to your children the control of your
hard-earued and patiently-saved homes,
Every mother, every wife, owes it to
herself and society to retain the control
of something money at interest or
home however small, in which to rest
from her labors and enjoy even if
very poor the consciousness that her
bed and chairs and fire and the roof over
her are her own. However small the
wages earned, by saving aud economiz
ing a mother will accumulate comforta
blc things and make a homo home-like.
Husband, if you have not made pro
vision for the mother of your children
that shall secure her against helpless
pecuniary dependence In her old age, do
so immediately. If you have an old
mother not thus provided for, wo beg
you, by your hope of dutiful children in
your old age, make the provision imme
Young men anu brothers, if your
mother is homeless, set apart a portion
of your wages, however small, and de
posit It in her hands, with which to pay
for and beautify a home. Never, never
ask your old mother to leave a home she
loves and desires to occupy till the angei
of death leads her out to a better Home
in the Summer Laud of the Eternal
This department of the New North
west is to be a gcueral vehicle for ex
change of ideas concerning any and all
matters that may be legitimately dis
cussed in our columns. Findingitpractl-
cally impossible to answer each corres
pondent by private letter, we adopt this
mode of communication to save our
friends the disappointment that would
otherwiseaccrue from ourinability to an
swer their queries. We cordially invite
everybody that has a question to ask, a
suggestion to make, or a scolding to give
to contribute to the Correspondents'
Mrs. A. B., Salem: Your note of April
23th has been received. Your premium
will bo attended to Immediately on
Mrs. Duniway's return from the Eastern
D. N., Salem : Your letter has been
forwarded to Mrs. Duniway at New York
J. H. U.. Lafavettc: The "Lives of
Eminent Women," a work in the Port
land Library, settles the question. ou
will find a synopsis of Mrs. Stanton's
life In the hist New Northwest. Of
course you are right
. B., Port Garibaldi : We are sorry
to inform you that by some means or
other your MSS. has been misplaced
and lost. One of the poems we had in
tended to publish, but of course cannot
now. We leg your indulgence in the
matter, and will endeavor to prevents Its
Gipsy, Corvalli3: You must identify
yourself before we publish any more for
ELDEE COLWELL'S GEEAT BUEDEN.
Lafayette, April 29, 1872.
EniTon Ni;v NoimtwKsr :
The great trouble with Elder Colwell
in this AVoman Movement seems to be
that there are some women advocating
AVoman Sufl'rago whom some people
have tried to slander. He seems to for
get that the founder of Methodism, in
America was a woman, and that the
scorpion stings of envy, malice and
slander were thrown at her, but all in
vain. Her name will live iu history as
long as Methodism stands.
And there was the great Mrs. Fletcher,
of England. She stands conspicuous in
the history of Methodism, aud how was
she treated? Driven from her father's
house, slandered, persecuted, till in the
anguish of her heart she gave vent in
writing to the beautiful lines beginning
Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All la leave nnd follow thee;
Naked, loor, despised, forsaken.
Thou Iroin hence my all shall be."
Now, would anyone dare to impugn
her motives iu this age of enlightenment
and free speech?
Now while I, from my standpoint, be
lieve that Methodism is a mere human
institution, witli no more semblance of
Christianity than have the Masons, Odd
Fellows, or Good Templars, I would not,
for any consideration, call into question
the honesty and uprightness of those
two women who fought for Methodism
in its infancy; nor would I call into
question any of the motives that govern
the advocates of that system of religion the "dogstar," is at such a distance from
... , , , - . .. the eartli that light requires fourteen
at the present day. I respect every per- vears to travel from it to the earth,
son's religious belief, and while I may 1 vhcn we reflect that light travels at the
combat what I think are errors, and not j rate of 190,000 miles in a second, we can
in unison with the AVord of God, I shall form a conception of this distance, which
... i i , i i i would be impossible if we made a mile
respect the persons who hold them. I U)e uult ofl measurement But this
Now-1 have a proposition to make to I distance, large as itis, israpidlyincrcas
all anti-AVoman Suffragists, both Re-'ing. It has recently been computed
publicans and Democrats, Elder Colwell
and all. If they will exclude every man
from their parties who does not have a
pure, moral character, and is not a
member of the Church of Christ, the
AVoman Suffrage party will too. I am
sure that proposition is fair enough to
suit tho most fastidious.
AVe pause for a reply.
AVOMEN AND THEIR AVORJC. As a
rule, money paid to women for work,
goes for better purposes than that paid
ment over the instances whicn COme
under our own observation, and we call
and we rill
some to the counter as saleswomen, I o wonder that this grand study has
some to tho manufactories where their . attracted to itself and appropriated the
exquisite handiwork may be seen in I best talent of every age, and that those
quantities of beautifully wrought ar- who "nightly assault the heavens with
tides which delight the eyes and open I the artillery of science," are humbled
the purses of the more favored of their with the sense of their own weakness as
sex; others to the art galleries, to the , they contemplate the stupendous ma
cashier's desk, and to many more places ( chincry of tho universe.
nil1 mn T whSKtClmnl 1 WlFS, MISTRESS AND IiADY. AVllO-
flll as men; and whose every hard-, . 'iM f lnv t.,kPo - ,vjf ...tlri
iSrvMltcS SXfo? fortune0 take? a mk tress"
vot .m, novor fors.ai.PS lior-Jlin strotiirti, ! ou are Io ed by your tj ife, regarded by
nf r rnnmnlv nature on.Inros th!?0!"- niistress, and tolerated by your
more, the more
toils on. her chief
from the knowledge that she is using
the lacuiucs given to ner ior a noble
purpose. Can the brothers of a depend
ent household, as a rule, say as much?
It may not be known to many, that the
most expert telegraphers aiirt phono
graphers arc to be found among women.
They readily learn to be first-class type
setters; indeed wherever there is indoor
work to be well done, where sobriety
and strict intcgirty are essential, there
women ought to be employed; and for
the number engaged, we firmly believe
they will prove to be more reliable for
the faithful performance of the duties
Incumbent, than men. !
Slurs on Women. At a dinner, at
which no ladies were present a man in
responding to the toast "Woman,"
dwelt almost solely on the frailty of the
sex, claiming that the best among them
were but little better than the worst, the
difference being iu their surroundings.
At the conclusson of the speech, a
gentleman present rose to his feet and
"I trust the gentleman, in the appli
cation of hi3 remarks, refers to his own
mother aud sisters, not to ours."
The effort of this most justand timcly
rebuke was overwhelming with confu
sion and shame.
A young, lady translates the C. O. D.
on express packages, "Call on dad."
From the People's Paper, Clermont, Iowa.
Hunting a Home.
Portland, Oregon, March 25.
The day was charminjr. and its sweet
ening and soothing influences maybe!
made us the luore in haste to find that
spot of earth, where in the future we
might sit unuer our own vine and ng-
tree, when it did not rain.
To prepare for the hunt I put on water-proof
and easy shoes. Our destina
tion was East Portland, but we would
look along, and may-hap a sharp-sighted
real estate agent would kindly help us
to cheap property. To reach Jiast Port
land we must trust ourselves to a ferry
which sometimes works, and oftlmes
parts cable, and if the crew of three are
unequal to emergencies, those on uoaru
may be compelled to take an ocean trip
if the winds and waves do not compass
their destruction on the classic Colum
bia. AVhen I razed uoon the broad
AVillamette, and the boat like half a cu
cumber on a wheel-barrow, though we
arc strong-niinded, I slipped my hand
over Dodcka's coat sleeve. AVe gingerly
picked our steps down the steep bank
wet witn the recent tide, thinKing oi an
the wealth and fashion which must pat
ronize this very shabby vegetable, as
the ccmeterv. the State Insane Asylum,
etc., are across tho river. A big dog
was swimminir and diviner in the water,
and when he came up from his bath we
learned he had been dulv anointed with
soan. The water-works draw most of
thnir sunnlv from the AA'illamette. and
wo are not surprised at the complaint of
snakes In the hydrants.
The boat wheeled us over for live cts,
per head, which our escort paid while
we mentally proiesieu against, me purse
being carried by the stronger arm on so
danirerous a voyage.
jiast Portland is uroau ami long, one
of those cities of ios8ibililie$.
We waiKed up tue river banu on a
double planked street, laid on piles above
high-water mane, ior nan a nine; met
but one woman with two children,)
clad in red blue and green betrayinir
her nationality, possibly hunting her
lot. She looked satisfleil as if her for
tune was sure, and she might enter in
and possess. Saw a very small house,
with a cow corralled near; recalled Abra
ham called to go to a land he had not
seen. The prospect brightened, but ah!
the weary way must be retraced. A
saw mill buzzing near and logs and
lumber indicate what East Portland
Climbed a long hill, planked and pali
saded on cither side with giaut firs; the
ring of the woodman's axe, and the
buzz, buzz of the cross-cut saw arc near,
while "just across the river," Portland
tlie metropolis of Oregon, with spire
turret and dome emphasizes her en
lightened aspirations. Evidently these
lots are sold and we leave the plank and
strike cross-lots. No improvements im
pede our progress. Dodeka had hunted
the crounds. learned the terms of sale,
etc.. before essaying to pilot us. East
of the Scandinavian church, south
theritato Insane Asylum, adioiuimr law
yer Jones, of New York city, we found
one hundred ft. souare for 5500.00. AVi
build the house, plan the jrarden, crade
those comforts that make the heart of
home the school, the church, and
well, we turn our faces cityward, and
look farther. Abby of Portland.
From the Scientific American.
Conceptions of the Infinite.
Try all we may, we fail to get even
tlto most dim conception of the abso
lutely infinite that which has no
bound, uo measure of comparison. We
will cease to make any effort to conceive
it as soon as wo realizo the fact that all
our ideas are comparative. Size, color,
form, weight, all the qualities in which
material tilings differ from each other,
are judged by comparison witli some
thingelse. A unit of comparison which
answers well as a measure of some ob
ject or distance, may be found to be in
adequate for the measure of a larger ob
ject or distance. To estimate the dis
tance of very remote objects, as the
fixed stars, it becomes necessary to take
a very large unit of comparison, say the
distance light travels in a single second.
Thus it has been estimated that Sirius,
mat sinus is moving away iroin tho
eann ai mo rate oi i4,,wu mucs per
hour. The method by which this mo
tion has been dctcrmind, leaves no room
for doubt as to its reality, although it
may well be doubted that the rate of re
cession is anything more than a rough
These illustrations, although they do
disprove the statement that the human
mind cannot conceive infinity, show
that the nearest approach to such a
conception Is in the study of that sub
lime science, astronomy. No wonder
that the devotees of astronomy are the
most laborious of all the divisions of the
grand army of science. No wonder that
they wlp nightly gaze upon the mighti-
est oi uou-s wurhs, buuuiu nave ever
been the most unwilling to doubt the ex-
I istence of a hicher creative intelligence.
lady ior the world and society. Your
wife will agree with you, your mistress
will rule you, your lady will manage
you. lour wile win taKo care or your
household, your mistress oi your hou3c.
your lady of appearances. If you are
sick, your wile win nurse you, your
mistress win visit you, your lady will
innuirc after your health. You take a
walk with your wife, a ride with your
mistress, and go to a party with your
t.i. - -.. . . sr. : 1 1 .. ! w
iauy. juur uc nu siiaru your gnci,
your mistress your money, your ladv
your debts. If you are dead, your wife
win weep, your mistress lament, and
your lady wear mourning. AVhich will
you have ?
Constantinople. Eurydiec is the
name of a beautiful little paper which
now forms one of the weekly ornaments
of old Stamboul. Both editor and con
tributors are ladies. This seems rather
a rousing circumstance in the heart of
f t i . i i - . ...
uriuuuiiism. n Kiiowieuge is ceiestiai,
and ignorance the reverse, no more ap
propriate title could have been selected;
since, ardently as the spouse of Orpheus
longed-for the sound of his footsteps and
his lyre, no less eagerly does woman in
tho East listen for the coming of those
wno snau deliver her from enforced cn
nui, enervation and despair.
bail Hamilton has been entraped ns
one of the editors of Wood'sIIouschold
jiagazmc, at a salary oi !3,000 a year.
"SlaU'H Vote. - ' - g
What a Mlly lot or fellows! - .
Mind, vou don't repeat a wordl
Hal-Ins such a noise and rumpuB,
If a woman's voice Is heard!
Bios me, don't they talk In meeting! -
Can't they pray and talk a way
Talk, according to my notion, t
Good as men do any day?
Foolish men! we're votirtfrnlway;
Klndersly, but votlnssllll. - i
There's my filah he's rontented, .
Caue he thinks he has his will ;
But, la! bless me, when 'tis 'lection, -
Don't he always come to me, .
Asklns who he'd better vote fort
iSo he votes for me, yon &ee.
Now I have a kind of notion,
I'm not rich or lamed: but then.
All this talk nnd sreat commotion
Comes from Just this kind of men;
Like my 'Siali, he's fond ot rendlngr.
Hut he'd rather hold the plough;
So I read and tell him of It
That's the way most men vote how.
Slab comes In to supper hungry , i
So he asks me "what's to pay?"
Then I sit and tell him mostly
What I've read 'twist whiles all day,
Lection times lie savs, "You settle
On the names you like the host;
Pick out men of pluck and mettlo
I'll attend to all the rest."
Now It seems to me if "Siali
Don't keep posted, and I do,
I'm the one to do the votlns
Neighbor, how It looks to you?
There's my doctor, he can't read none
Iatients running night and day;
But his wire she reads It for hlin
She's the voter, I should say.
There's my maim in Sleepy Hollow,
PSys more taxes twice than "Shih
Mann's an awful learn for working.
Can't no men folks come a-nluh hsr.
All her darkies vote; but marm, lr,
Sho can work just like a man,
Mind the laws, but never make them,
Pay big taxes aud be calm.
"Take It home, how would you like 11?"
5o you saiil about the slave;
Tell you what, when women vote, sir.
They'll vote honestly and brave;
Won't calch woman hliirkinic voting,
Catch her voting forascamp!
No, sir! when we get to voting,
.Drunkards, rascals, thieves will tramp.
Slab, he would vote with me, sir!
'Slah's sister, like her man;
It would all come out Just right, sir
Takes rt woman's head to plan.
"Vote for you. sir, when we stet it?"
Not ifl can keep my mind!
Cnnt buy women's votes Just yt, Mr
Women voters ain't that kind.
No, sir! If I do lack laming.
I can teach the boys and 'Slali
How to vote at our town meeting; ;
Other women can look higher,
But I ask, and stick to asking,
Ifl know enough to tell
Other folks Just how to vote, sir,
Can't I vote, myself, as well?
Truths for Our Girls.
Almost oven- newspaper or periodical
we take up contains some kind of advice
! M. 1.
to young women, uniu you must ue
tired of the theme, -much is saui mat
is excellent, but before you rely upon
it implicitly, I wish you would notice
whether it is the auvice ot a man or u
woman. Neither sex can understand
tho wants of the other as well as they
can the wants of their own, and a great
many men who write for the newspapers
know less about the female understand
ing than they do of the mysteries of
dress-making, or the management of a
You have enough of advice, certainly;. .
I shall only tell you a few well-known
truths. Do not make matrimony the
sole end and aim of your existence.
Now that colleses. schools of art, and
the learned professions are being opened
to women, you need not accept the first
man who offers himself, whether you
love him or not, because you have to be
supported somehow, anil it is not re
spectable for a lady to earn her own liv
ing. It is better for the moral condi
tion ot society that cms should become
doctors, artists, telegraph-operators,
oooK-Keepers, or any thins: that win sup
port them honestly, rather than become
the wives oi men they cannot love.
Girls, never marry for the poor boon of
either a home or a husband. Do not
sell yourselves for gold, for a marriage
without love is an inferno more terrible
than Dante ever pictured. It is better
to be a cheerful, contented "old maid,"
than an unhappy, discontented wife.
bomeot me nooiest women wno ever
existed have never married, for they
preferred "sititrle blessedness" to "wed
ded misery." Of course it is better to
be married if the right one comes; but
if he does not, do not fret about it.
There is no greater mistake than to af
firm cither that matrimony is the uni-
sour temper and discontented spirit are
inseparable trom the condition ot single
life. There never was au unhappy "old
maid" yet, who would not have been
quite as unhappy as a wife, and would.
have created doubio misclnet, Tor sho
would have made two people miserable
instead of one. Ada Metcalfe Brown
ing. If one wants to experience an earth
quake, from a safe place, he should read
the graphic description which Grace
Greenwood gives in the New York
Times, of the late disastrous earthauako
in California. She says:
I dreamed I was at sea. and that thn
ship suddenly struck upon a rock, and
shuddered and shivered and creaked
fearfully. I woke to feel the rockinir.
straining motion of the ship, and tho
ioar ui mu wmu anu waves, x nan ac
tually some moments of vamm riisrrnaa
and terror before I realized where I was,
;um Muau was me strange tumult anu
shock, and knew that the fearful power
that was shaking the great, solid house,
and rattling the windows and swinging
m uiiuuuuuera uuuut me was neither ot
the air or sea that the dull, appalling
roar was neither the sound of -i
"michtv. rushintr wind." linr flirt
of many waters" though it was like to
them both nor could- it be taken for
thunder, or the rumble of cars, or tho
tumult of battle. It was something pe
culiar, strange, terribly unfamiliar, yet
impossible to bo mistaken a nameless
horror of sound, muflled, portentous and
all-pervading. It did not seem to me to
ueiong to the earthquake. It seemed in
the air, not under the ground it was
not the growl of imprisoned thunder
out the ominous, defiant roar of some
unknown element of death and destruc
tion, "flying all abroad." It was more
terrible to mo than the rocking aud
trembling all about me. Tlicro was
somethingso mysterious, so stupendous,
so almost grand in that shudder of tho
solid globe, that nightmare of the sleep
ing earth, moaning- and tossing under
the still bright heavens! AVe were
hushed and humbled; with a sense of
the most utter helplessness we could but
JJ7 to look beyond nature to nature's
Uod, silently to appeal from her pitiless
nes3 to his pity, from her restlessness to
Nothing Leaves Us as it Found
t s. -if a sheet of paper upon which a
Key has been laid be exposed for somo
minutes to the sunshine, and then in
stantaneously viewed in the dark, the
key being removed, a faded spectre of
the key will bo visible. Let this paper
bo put aside for many months where
nothing can disturb it, and then in
darkness be laid on a plate of hot metal,
the sceptre of the key will appear. This
is equally true of our minds. Every
man we meet, every book we read, every
picture or landscape we see, every word
or tone we hear, leaves Its image on the
brain. These traces, which under ordi
nary circumstances are invisible, never
fade, but in the intense light of cerebral
excitement start into prominence, just
as the spectral image of the key started
into sight on the application of heat. It
is thus with all the influences to which
we are subjected.