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.MAY 31, 1872.
THE NEW YOBK CONVENTION.
At length wo have tidings from the
Now York Conventloir. The telegraph
operators or managers did not see fit to
give us any news-, and so tho mails have
broucht us the first reliable information.
A report was published in the Portland
papers a short time ago that the New
York Convention had nominated Vic
toria Woodhull for President and Fred
erick Douglas for Vice President. Vpon
the strength of this the chivalrous
and courteous?) members of the man's
rights pressof Oregon have been indulg
ing in the most outrageous misrepresen
tation and obscene remarks, not only
about the Convention in general, but
also about Oregon's representative there
in particular. Although these slanders
aroall proven tobe without the slightest
foundation in truth, we hardly expect,
judging from the past, that they will be
recalled or apologized for.
"We have not room this week to give
full particulars of the Convention, but
will in our next issue. Suffice it to say
that Mrs. Woodhull, the ambitious and
erratic leader of the free lovers an
communists, not being able to use the
Convention to suit her own purposes,
withdrew her forces to another hall, and
were by them nominated for the Presi
dency, with Fred Douglas for Vice
President The Convention to whicl
Mrs. Duniway was sent did not nominate
her -in fact virtually repudiated her.
Will our Oregon brethren of (lie presi
make the correction or not ?
Mrs. Woodhull has been, in conse
(jiionce of her extreme and erroneous
views on the marriage and other social
questions, a source of weakness to the
cause. We are glad that she has left us
of her own accord. Tiie ew lorl;
Convention, if it diil nothing else, has
been a great success on account of this
For more detailed information see
"Editorial Jottings" and "Mrs. Wood
THE WOODHULL "DEPARTURE."
As long before this reaches our read
ers they will have heard of another split
in the Woman Movement, they will ex-
lecl me to throw some light on the sit
uation. It is difficult to understand dif
ferences thousands of miles from the
scene of action, especially for those un
acquainted with the persons and priuci
pies of the leading actors. J5ut Willi a
knowledge of all this, and in their
midst, I soon saw division between Vic
toria Woodhull and the enthusiasts and
extremists that surrounded her, and the
more moderate women who have led
the Woman Suflraire Movement for
aipjartcr of a century, lial been, in spite
of both, inevitable.
In issuing a call for a Political Con
vention, it was the intention of such
women as Mrs. Stanton, Gage,
ITooker and Miss Anthony, taking the
ground, as they do, that women are al
ready citizens, possessed of the right
to vote, to rouse them to some prepare
tion for their duties as such to the
study of National questions and the
consideration of a party platform.
Knowing, by a review of the history
of parties, that this Presidential Cam
paign brings the nation to ono of those
crises, of which we have had several be
fore, of general political disintegration,
when many new combinations will be
formed and several candidates run for
tho Presidency, they thought it a good
time for further agitation, to share in
some direct way in the general excite
ment and party re-organization. It
adds interest to an old work to propose
some new methods of doing it. It was
the purpose of these ladies to hold a
large, enthusiastic, dignified Conven
tion, uniting many reform elements, in
whioli all the great National questions
on which parties should act might be
calmly discussed, and delegates, backed
by numbers, intelligence and influence,
appointed to attend all the nominating
Conventions, and demand recognition
of each in turn ; and after they had all
spoken, to call another Convention to
ratify the best nomination, or inaugu
rate a better party than either.
Mrs. Woodkull's plan, however, dif
fered widely from this, and her action
defeated the whole purpose of the com
bination. She proposed an immediate
revolution of the Government, a new
Constitution, a new party, a new plat
form that should cover every extreme
political and social is-uo, and all to be
crowned with herself for President. This
plan was precipitated on the Conven
tion, which had been called for the con
sideration of the initiatory steps in the
formation of a People's Party, and dis
solved in the twinkling of au eye the
elements that Mrs. Woodhull, on the one
side, and Mrs. Stanton, on the other,
had been trying for months to bring to
gether. The result was the withdrawal
of Mrs. Woodhull's forces to Appollo
Hall, leaving the National Woman's
Suflrage Association to conduct its de-
noeiauon in its
own way in Steinway
,w r ., AnU,0y was elected Presi
dent or tlie Asociation for the comimr
year, and is m,, OIWIn,1l"
vitations to the ablest women In the old
world and the new for the next annual
meeting here, it to hoped that wha
was proposed for this Convention um
bo consummated in the next. Our ablest
women will select subjects oecupyinc
public thought, such as our statm
and philosophers are considerinir n-
pare themselves throughly and make a
clear presentation of the results of thei
research, in what might bo properly
called a Congress or women. This would
be a grand educational work for woman,
and help to fit her for the gave responsl
bilities that must be hers as a citizen of
the I 'lifted Sltiles.
Such, in brier, is the present result or
the National Convention. But we have
yet other work to do. Before starting I
for the West, and after holding a series
of meetings in New York, Brooklyn
and Boston of all of which you shall
be duly apprised I shall go to the Phil
adelphia and Baltimore Conventions in
company with many other leaders in
the movement, and it is possible that
we shall yet get the first principles of
the Declaration of Independence iu
some platform of some organized party.
If not, now that Woodhull and her in
fatuated followers have sloughed and
run off from the legitimate work of
Woman Suflrage and National Itefomi,
we shall have opportunity to work, un
trammeled by the extreme views of
avowed free loveists and the ignorant
marauds of rabid Internationals.
A. J. D.
Nkw York, May 13th, 1S72.
Tkn-aflv, New Jersey, May 12, 1S72.
Dkar New Northwest:
Sitting here, at the desk of Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, in her grand, quiet home
in' "the blue hills of Jersey," I seize my
pen to write of some of the many vicis
situdes of my life In the last fortnight.
I reached New York on the morning
of Friday, May JOth, one day after the
opening of the Convention at Steinway
Hall. On Thursday I had procured a
conv of the New York Tribune, in which
I saw an advertisement stating that the
"Convention of Radical Reformers had
adjourned froinSleinway to Apollo Hall
and would meet on Friday and Satur-
dav the 10th and 11th." On repairing
to the hall, saw large posters announc
ing the object of the meeting. Found
about two hundred men anil women in
the hall, one or two gray-haired Bohe
mians at the reporter's table, an empty
platform above them, and not one fa
miliar face. Asked the handsomest of
the gray-haired reporters where Susan
B. Anthony was. He "didn't know."
Asked t'other fellow for Elizabeth Cady
Stanton. "Didn't know." Asked a be
nevolent appearing old lady, with deep
furrows on her face, the same questions.
Kindly and promptly she explained
that the National Convention was yet
in Steinway Hall, and this was the
"Ah, I see! A roic, cli?"
"Not just that, but a division." j the reporters table besule a nervous,
"What! Can't you all work .together?" , fidgety doctor, who was plethoric with
"Wc ought to, but it seems" we can't." a huge resolution.
"Well, I'll go over to Stcinway Hall "Who is that villainous, great fellow,
and see what's the matter." with a red face, neck like Hercules, and
Was there in five minutes. A small eyes like a salmon's, sitting there tak
boy met me at the door with a "dodger," ing notes?" I asked,
on which was printed the words : "Con- "That's tho reporter for the New York
vention adjourned to Apollo Hall. Vic- j World," was the reply,
toria C. Woodhull and other eminent" j "And who is that man with iron-gray
and so on. A large group of ladies J side locks, narrow skull, pop eyes and
were standing at the door, wondering
whether to believe the" boy with the
dodgers or mount the stairs. I told them
to come on. They followed. Perhaps
five hundred men and women were
seated near the platform, while upon it,
reading a letter from Elizabeth Avery
Merriwcalher, of Tennessee, stood Isa
bella Beecher Hooker, and occupying
the Chair was Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
the venerable, and by her side Susan B.
Anthony, the irrepressible. Mrs.Brink
erholl, of Michigan, occupied a conspic
uous position. Laura Deforce Gordon,
of California, was seated by her side,
and Jane Graham Jones, or Chicago,
near her. Also Miss Kate Stanton, or
Rhode Island, Mrs. Lillie Devercux
Blake, Matilda F. Weudt, editor or the
German A'cw Era, and many others
whom, in the hurry and confusion occa
sioned by my unexpected advent, I
railed to remember.
I shook my finger at Miss Anthony as
I went up the aisle, and she and Mrs.
Gordon left the platform and repaired to
the ante-room, followed at Intervals by
the other dignitaries, until wc began to
fear that my advent would interfere
with the business of the meeting. So I
was led upon the platform, introduced
to the President, and after a short, able
and eloquent address to the' audience by
her, was introduced, and.tired, exhaust
ed and travel-soiled as I was, made an
extemporaneous address or which I re
member nothing farther than that it
brought around me a perfect throng or
smiling, tearful, enthusiastic friends,
whose sympathy and congratulations
made my head swim, and my heart
throb until I felt that my emotions
would choke me.
As in other and more carefully pre
pared articles I shall givo a history of
the proceedings of the Association, I
shall not here go into detail.
At the evening, session, after several
eminent ladies had spoken, I was intro
duced and spoke but fifteen minutes,
promising an Oregonian protracted
meeting next week, which Idea "took"
immensely; and then, seeing there was
no political work upon the tapis, I re
paired with Mrs. Belva Lockwood, of
Washington, D. C, and Mrs. Curtis, the
California farmer, to Apollo Hall to get
a glimpse behind the scenes. Victoria
had finished her speech. There was a
noisy, enthusiastic crowd iu the hall.
In the aute-room to which Mrs. Lock
wood led me were Moses Hull, Stephen
Pearl Andrews, Laura Cuppy Smith,
Tennie C. Claflin, Col. Blood, and prom
inent among them all, Woodhull the
Victorious, in a furbelowed suit of black,
and high hat with broad ribbons, her
beautiful face shining with a deep hec
tic, her eyes fairly starting from their
sockets, and her nervous organism in a
state of unnatural and evidently un
With much eclat X was introduced to
the "Presidential nominee of the Equal
Rights parly," and, having an eye to
huhiness, spoke then aud there for the
position or Secretary or War during her
Adminlstration-at which she smiled
benignly, but I am not sure that the or
fice was promlbed.
Said I, "Do you have any Idea that
this thing will succeed?"
Said she, "Of course I do. A legion
or spirits are back or it. i knew hJx
months ago that it would terminate iu
this way. But what do you think of
Fred Douglas for Vico President?" she
"I think he's splendid!" I answered
heartily, and then there being but one
step from the sublime to tho ridiculous
I could scarcely help adding, "Go the
whole hog or none!" But you know it
would have been a pity to mar my over
eagerness by bueh an exclamation.
Mrs. Woodhull spoke freely or the
abuse and misrepresentations of which
she had been and is yet the victim, but
says these persecutions have purified
her, and that they would not have been
allowed by her spirit guides if they had
not been needed. She is a woman of ex
cccdingly flue form anil presence, and
possesses a sort of magnetic power over
the ignorant rabble who flock to her
standard. It is not surprising that her
winning ways and matchless conversa
tional powers hold wild sway over mem
hers of Congress and other notables.
Next I was introduced to Col. Blood,
who was excessively glad to see the edi
tor of the New Noktiiwest, whose pa
per he said was, without a doubt, the
spiciest and raciest publication in the
United States. Returned the compll
ment by praising the undisputed ability
of Woodhull ami Claflin's Weekly, at
which its evident though unacknowl
edgedhead smiled radiantly.
Was urged to take a seat on the plat
form. Respectfully declined.
MetTennieC. Claflin. She is not so
beautiful and refined as her sister, gives
unmistakable evidence of Irish origin
and "lops" from one side to the other
very much as she walks, somewhat like
a corpulent Jewess; but she is pleasant
and amiable, and If I could believe her
pure in morals, I should really like her.
As it is, I like her just as well as any
man whom I unwillingly suspect of un
At 9 A. M. on Saturday I repaired to
the Westmoreland hotel, where Stan
ton, Hooker, Anthony and Jones were
domiciled, and it was decided that I
should accompany Mary F. Davis, wife
of the renowned Andrew Jackson, to
Mrs. Davis, who takes no stock in the
woman-negro nomination, took a scat
in the gallery i and I, bent upon discov
eries, but otherwise agreeing with her,
stepped forwanl and seated myself near
black eye-glasses sitting besido him?"
"Oh, lie's reporter for the Tribune."
"And that sort-looking fellow, with
pouting Hps and feebly sprouting mous
tache who's he?"
"Reporter for the ihi."
"And that florid-faced follow, with a
bushy head and great, club-like hands
whose reporter is he, pray?"
"He's not on the regular line. He's a
rat. Reports for the Star or any other
hungry sheet that will employ him."
"But why don't newspaper men em
ploy reporters or at least average abil
ity? These men can't comprehend an
"Men or brains wouldn't do reporter's
duty for such wages as the daily press
arc willing to give."
Mrs. Belva Lockwood read a well pre
pared aud logical discourse on the legal
status of women. Wish every woman
iu the land would read it. It is to be
printed in Woodhull's paper.
Saw Laura DeForce Gordon sitting in
the back of the hall, and, curiosity be
ing satisfied, joined her and Mrs. Davis,
and was introduced to Andrew Jackson
Davis and Col. Fox, or Chicago, editor
or the Present Aac, a Spiritual paper.
"What do you think or all this?"
"I don't know what yon think," T an
swered, "but think it's a consummate
"I think so too," he replied, "or I
should be on the platform among the
"So should I," said Laura.
"And I," continued the Colonel
"So the Spiritualists are divided, I
see," commented I.
"Yes," said Laura; "poor Vicky is
crazy. Like George Francis Train, she's
making a fool or herself. I'm sorry, for
she's done much for Woman Suflrage in
the way or violent agitation, but the
idea that a woman, herself not a voter,
and not eligible to tlie office on account
of her youth and foreign birth, to say
nothing of her sex, imagining that she
is on the immediate road to the White
House is perfectly absurd."
But I am forgetting the more import
ant matters or our own legitimate work,
or which I must prepare fall details.
Intend calling on Horace Greeley to
morrow. Will write again in a few
A. J. D.
The Lafayette Courier says we are
"opiwsed to the Democracy." The
writer intends to convey the idea, we
suppose, that we favor the Republican
party. For about the thousandth time
wc assure him and everybody else that
we are perfectly independent in politics.
Wc are just as much Democrat as Re
publican, and vice vena, for we do not
and will not belong to either organiza
tion. WHEBE THETOAH BE HAD.
A week or two ago wc inquired where
some copies of Mrs. Victor's work, "All
could be obtained. Williams & Myers,
93 Front St., have a quantity of the
books on hand. So none need go without.
For a Pacific Slope Woman Suffrage Con
To the friend, of Woman Suffrage re-
?.iir,o. i . c, ,i 'ivrr tor cs or
. . - .
the Piciflc Slope- 1
Impressed with the very great import-
auce of securing the ballot for Woman, f
as an eflicicut instrumentality in her
l..,.iini w industrial and od-
ueation.il. rnnml nd social condition,
ninl nt Hin oomn timo t nhtain for the
rcfinlng and purifying presence and in
fluence, that the debasing, demoralizing
and corrupting tendencies of party
politics may be arrested, and legislative,
judicial and executlvo integrity, estab
lished: and feeling that the time has
arrived, and tho cause attained such a
sulfation, mutual understanding and
organization, and for the adoption of a
plan for future operations, that there
may be a oneness of purpose and har
mony of actlou throughout the entire
coast, with a view of securing such local
and national legislation as shall be
deemed necessary to secure the results
desired and iu furtherance also or a
desir expressed by tho Pacific Slope
Woman Suflrage Convention held in
San Francisco the ICth, 17th, 18th and
19th or Mav. 1871. that the Boanl or
Control call a Convention in 1S72, the
members or the said Board or Control
therefore, officers or the California State
Woman Suffratro Association, and
others whose names are hereunto an-
nexed, unite in invltim: the friends of
woman's political enfranchisement in all
the States and Territories of the Pacific
Slope, to meet in Convention In Mercau-
tile Llhrary Hall, Bush street, between
Montgomery and Sansome, in tho city or
San Francisco, California, on Tuesday
the ISth or June proximo, ISTii, com
mencing at ten o'clock a. sr., to remain
iu session three days, or longer IT the oc
casion shall require.
Woman Suflrage Societies all over the
coast are respectfully requested to send
delegates: and individuals favorable to
tho objects which this Convention Is
designed to promote, residing in locali-
ties where no working organization
exists, or existing fails to commission I
a representation, are earnestly invited to
l. ,.r.,,t. n.,,1 ivrftoinaln ill its pro-
Distinguished advocates of Woman
Suffrage, botti in tue l'acitic ana tue
Atlantic States, have been invited to be
present to assist in its deliberations.
Signed by Hon. John A. Collins, Presi-
dent or the Boanl or Control, and the
various officers. Also by Mrs. C. M.
Palmer, President or tho California
Woman Suflrage Association and the
The undersigned unite with the Board
or Control and officers of the California
State Woman Suflrage Association in
the above call for a Pacific Slope Woman
Suflrage Association :
Nevada co. ; Hon. C. B. Denio, Solauo
co.; Mrs. -h. b. bargent, Nevada co.;
Hon. T. G. Phelps, San Mateo co.; Mrs.
Thorndikc Newman, San Bernardino
co.; Mrs. Angle S. Dcuio, Vallejo; Hon.
J. W. North, Riverside Colony, S. Cal.;
Mrs. J. W. North, Riverside Colony, S.
Cal. ; Judge Palmer, Nevada co. ; Mrs.
II. F. M. Brown, San Diego; Hon. M.
M. Shafter, Marin co.; Hon. J. A. Camp-1
bell, Gov. Wyoming Territory; Hon. J.
W. Kingman, Associate Justice U. S.
Court, AVyoming Territory; Hon. S. M.
Bonucfieid, Virginia City, Nev.; Hon.
T. V. Julian, Winnemucca, Nov.; Hon.
D. li. Hastings, Silver City, Nev. ; Mr.
Geo. W. Fox, Battle Mountain, Nev.
Mr. C. W. Tappan, Salt Lake City, TJ.
T.; Mrs. Mary Godbo, Salt Lake City,
U. T. ; Hon. John Helmsly, Idaho Tor-
ritory; Hon. John E. Benton, Alameda
co.; .airs. a. j. juuniway, i'ortland, Ore
gon ; Mrs. Rosina A. Dupee, East Port
land, Oregon ; Hon. CS. W. Lawson, Sa
lem, Oregon ; Hon. C. A. Reed, Salem,
Oregon; Mrs. M. F. Cook, Larayctte,
Oregon; Mrs. A. M. Martin, Lafayette,
Oregon; Mr. Ashby Pearce, Albany, Or
egon ; Mrs. Ruth Scott, Forest Grove,
Oregou; Mrs. H. L. McCord, Seattle, W.
Mrs. Virginia Mix, Walla Walla, W. T.
THE ALABAMA TBEATY.
The Washington Administration, not-
withstandiiig the bold front it first pre
sented In regard to the Alabama Claims,
appears to be backing down. The claim
for indirect damages Is to be indirectly
withdrawn by a supplementary treat.
This is a decidedly humiliating piece of
business, to say the least of it. Tho
roar of the British Lion has scared the
mericati Eagle-degenerate bird!-for
A Republican paper up the valley says
that Mr. O'Meara's knowlcdtic of the
tricks or the Democracy In the past ena
bles him to expose them, etc. Rather a
questionable compliment that, consider
ing that Mr. O'Meara's polities up to a
late date were Democratic But what ir
the Democracy were to expose Mr.
O'Meara's tricus in me past, to say
nothing or the present?
GIVE US A0HANGE.
Friend I'pton, or the Lafayette Courier,
has "Investigating Report" on the brain
Every number of his paper comes to us
nearly filled up with it. But then wc
suppose he is short of "copy," and must
have something to print. We will send
him a "Pub. Doc" ir he desires it, so
that he can give his readers a change
once in a while.
Women are now admitted to fifty col
leges in America. A gratifying result
when compared with the action of these
educational institutions a few years
ElrVTrtasci;ifS bfiir "horn I- nTvitel a Republican
SSSlSKSSi nth Amendments or the Constitu- ticket, while honest, since, members
PLATfORSl. Ui- THE WOMAN SUP-
luo ionowmg is uio platform pre- be
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. "3 "V '. " auy "-
tAn in Tim vv tininti'o wn rmnA i i
"" " ""'""s -tuawia-
wo women ciLizens in tim tt..:.ii
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T " . . . ,0,,"
BV"1" -un,, l0.JUst gov-
e"im. ! . ... . ...
"erecoguize me equality 01 ail .be- a
ofGovernmentlnlts dealings with the
people to mete out equal and exact jus-
tico to all, of whatever nativity, race,
color, sex or persuasion, religious or io-
We pledge ourselves to maintain
the union of the States, and to oppose
rranchised the slaves and the women or
3. We demand the immediate and ah-
solute removal or all disabilities now
imposed on rebels and women, believ
ing that universal suflrage nml universal
amnenty will result in complete purili-
catlon in the family, and in all sections
of the country.
4. We demand for the individual the
largest liberty consistent with the public
order, for the State self-government,
and for the nation adherence to the
methods or peace, and the constitutional
limitations or power.
. We demand a thorough civil scr-
vice reform as one or the pressing neces-
sitles of the hour. Honesty, capacity
rand fidelity, without distinction of sex,
should constitute the only valid claim
to public employment. The first .step
In this reform is the one-term principle,
and the election or President, Viee-Prcs-
ident and United States Senators by the
C. We afllrm that no form of taxation
Is just or wise which puts bunions upon
the people by means of duties intended
to Increase the price of domestic pro-
ducts, and which are unnecessary for
purposes of revenue. Taxes should not
he laid on the necessaries, but upon the
luxuries or life, that the rich and not
the poor may bear the burdens.
7. The highest consideration of com-
merciai morality and Honest govern-
ment reouires a thorou"Ii reform of tl.o
present financial system. The intereLs
I of the people demand a cheap, sound,
uniiorro, abundant, and elastic cur-
rency, to be a permanent measure of
value, based on the wealth or the na
tion. This will be found in the Issue or
currency, or certificates or value by the
Government for all duties, taxes and
imposts whatever, which shall be legal
tender for all debts, public and private;
such currency to be the lawful money of
the United States, and convertible at
. , , , .
the option of the holder into Govern
ment bonds, bearing a rate or interest
not exceeding 3 per cent, and to be re-
convertable Into currcucy at the will or
8. We remember with gratitude the
heroism and sacrifices or tlie wives, sis
ters and mothers throughout this Re-
public in the late war; the grand sani
tary work they did in the hospitals, on
the battle-field, and in eatherintr in the
harvests at home, have justly earned for
the women or the country the generous
recognition or all their political rights
by every truo American statesman
0. Wo aro opposed to all grants or
land to railroads or other corporations.
Tlie public domain should be held sa
cred to actual settlers, so that home
steads can be secured to every man and
10. We believe in the principles or the
referendum, minority representation,
and a justsj-stem or graduated taxation.
11. It is the duty or Government to
regard children and criminals as wards
or the State; to secure to the one the
best advantages of education, and for
tho other more humane legislation and
better methods or reform.
12. We hold it is the duty or the Gov
ernment, in its intercourse with foreign
countries, to cultivate the friendships of
peace, by treating with all on just and
equal terms, and by insisting on tlie set
tlement or all differences by a congress
13. For the promotion or these vital
principles, and the establishment or a
party based on them, wc invite the co-
operation or all "citizens," without dis-
tinction of race, color, sex, nationality
or previous political affiliations.
PBESIDENTIAL PBOSPEOTS. .
The Presidential campaign seems rap
idly narrowing down to a contest be
tween Greeley and Grant. Of course
8UC result depends entirely upon the
I f 1 1 . . T-V I". I , i . .
i-uuiM.- ui iuu wniucnicy, .tmiouiu uree-
ley be the only candidate against Grant,
a itepuoncan victory will be by no
The voters or Oregon should see to it
next Monday that legislators are elected
who will show no favors to the present
canal and locks ring, but require them
to fulfill their contract In good faith
The contest is between the Grover and
Holladay rings, and both should be
THE TONE 0FTHE PBESS.
How mild the partisan press of the
State Is lust now in its tone! Such en
dearing epithets as "liar," "scoundrel,"
"perjurer," "villain," "thief," etc., are
about tho most gentlest words known
Somebody guess he's not posted
thinks the Oregou style is improving.
The article entitled "A Gondola Ride
iu Venice," which appeared in our col
umns a few weeks since, should have
been credited to the Ptcijic Journal of
I ...... rt .nnnmtir nr flirt nllriQftmia unttl.l I IllrcI fil ttir. w.:l.....l . I . . . t r
I linn, tviiiLit tjii.iiwi'iii..i .- .- I'tiuv. wmi i.i-iiuuueau returns
ME. HOLL ADAY .AND. .THE PEOPT.T!.
Iu another column of this miner will
found an article in reference to Mr.
uoiiatfay from the pen of one of the
loremosi writers ami nereioiore strong-
. . , ,
est Republicans In the State. Asa
, .!,. .
..-, im-umroviTOuie biaitmiuui 01 me
or the one-man power now threat-
em"S Ule P"P' r Oregon it deserves
the candid, impartial and honest-con
MeraUon "f every voter who shall cast
ballot on Monday next. It is well
in this count v and oilers fo r.,rH.r tin.
interests of Mr. Holladav and stifle a
free expression of the opinion of the
people. By a lavish use of corruntion
funds and intimidation the primaries of
me .siuitnoniah Republicans were car-
ried by a horde or irresponsible crea-
dating back to the days or Fremont and
Day Ion, were denied a voice simply be-
cause they refosed to bow the knee to
the railroad king. Honest people or
Multnomah county and or the State or
Oregon, do you wish to see this man
triumph over you iu your next Legisla
ture? Do you wish to see him still
ftirther possessed or power, which he
only uses to benefit himself and over
ride the will of the people? If not,
there is oniy one remeay. Tiiat one
remedy is to vote for candidates who
will not do Mr. Holladay's bidding, and
on whose ears the tinkle of his money
will have no alluring sound. Not only
do not vote for men who are opposed to
him now, but who will continue opposed
to him to the end, .spurning all his
bribes and braving all his threats,
Citizen", look to your interests.
A VILE SLANDER.
There H still another 1'ivslileiilnl ticket in
tlie Held composed f a shameless proIliile
And a m-gro, put In nomination by the Woman
Suirrafi.!s , who met in New York a few days
flince.nnd in whieh the Staleor Oregon was rep
resented by an hliotlr female woman by the
name of Dimiuay, who would lie of the same
striW with Woodhull if she could Induce any
man under the sun to notiee her as Woodhull
in noticed, which sheennnot. KueeneGuard
The above is a piece of malicious
falsehood so far as it relates m any way
to the editor of this paper, and as a spec
imon of vulgarity and obscenity does
not even find its peer in tiie licentious
columns of the Day's Doings or Police
J"ic"1' Ihmiuou on eiu.ur
y Mi- 1 : i 1
of which papers would be just the thing
for the sensual-minded editor, provided
ho had brains and decency enough for
tlie position. Had Mrs. Duniway been
at home to defend herself the writer
would not have dared to pen such a
libel about her. Even though she be
"an idiotic female woman," ho has a
wholesale fear or her caustic pen, aud,
cowanl-like, only hurls his shafts of
vtinnr,,Hnn pninmnv n,i niwnnniti.- nf.
, . ' , ,. 1 . J.
I lid lillf 1IUM1U iiUU lilUIU HUM ilU 1111-
agincs he is out of harm's way.
Is il not a burning shame that such
libelers upon truth aud humanity are
tolerated in the communities in which
ANSWERS TO COBEESPONDENTS.
J. 1). L., Oregon City: Accepted.
Will appear next week.
A. A. M., Olynipia: Yours of the 2-jth
inst. received and attended to.
Mrs. E. D., Nehaletu : Have not yet
had time to find out all you wish to
know, and will postponea fartheranswer
until next week.
C. F. Y.f Silver City, I. T.: Article re
ceived and will appear in due time.
D. N.,Saleni: Your article will appear
in its "turn."
MBS. OABBIE P. YOUNG.
This lady is at present lecturing in
Idaho on Temperance and Woman Suf
rrage. Shoisan indefatigable worker,
;uid deserves success. An article from
her lien will appear next week. It was
unavoidably crowded out or this number.
Mrs. Young's Pacific Journal of Health
i .i -v- vmwtHiTor ...tit i. cm.,
and the :Nk oktii est will be scut
to any address iu the United States on
the receipt of $3 GO. As both should
have a place in every home on the
Pacific Slope, we hope to receive a large
nuinlier or orders for them.
MBS. DUNIWAY'S ADDEESS
At present is 301 West 34th St., New
York city, care Mrs. Dr. Lozier.
Tiik Common Sciroou I believe in
colleges and academies and select and
high schools; but I would rather see
all or them perisli than to sec the com
mon school. I would Iain have the '
common school made so strong and so
good, so large aud lunitnious, so fall of
tlie marrow of good things, that they
who dwell in the neighborhood of it, no
matter how rich they may be, cannot
allordtosend their children anywhere
else. Make that which you do for com
mon people better than that which can
be done by select classes in the commu
nity for themselves. They are are do
ing this in Massachusetts, and especi
ally in Boston. Make such provision
for the education or the commonest peo
ple that the richest uncommon people
will come suppliantly and ask for their
l. ,.!... .1... - i r MbAr;..4:.1..
uiuitiri-ii me priviu';t; ui jiariii;JXKiii"&
in the advantagesor the common school.
And keep it common. Bring every body
to it, and let them learn each other's
brotherhood. And thus society, begin
ning and passing through the common
school, will form sympathetic associa
tions which will go on unfolding them
selves afterward, and which will no
more be forgotten by men than the
wide-spreading branches of a tree forget
the routs from which all their magnifi
cence draws sustenance. U. i . JScccier.
Tho wifo or a New York hleratcur
thinks it is very nice to have an author
for a husband. Whenever she reels rest
less he reads her something lie lias
written, and in a few minutes she is in
a profound and refreshing slumber.
In the electoral college of - 357 votes,
this year, the foraicrdavchoIiUng States
willliave 134 votes, the V, estern States
102, the New England and Middle
States 100, aud tho Pacific States 12
A Missouri husband obtained a divorce
because his wifo insisted on naming the
' i t
- - , A "WayA of?Escape.
FIT GAIL HAMILTON.
There are physical and avoidable
causes of nervous irritation which wo
might be learned and call objective, in
distinction from those which spring
from personal infirmity, and which may
be reckoned as subjective. But irrita
tion and alienation are always painful,
whether you can help them or whether
you can not. Sharp words arc not sweet
words, though your friend did not say
them to wound you, but to relieve him
self; and, if a little isolation, separation,
self-protection, would prevent the men
tal or nervous disturbance that breaks
forth In these verbal irruptions, we are
verny looiisii not to niaKe m ourseinsn
ness a fine art.
A young man and maiden fall very
sincerely and profoundly in love with
eacn otner, and, in tue suuuen impulse
of seir-surrreuiler, think they never can
oe suiiiciemiy one. wnen leanuer
stands waiting till Hero has quenched
uer inirst, tnat he may nave tne devout
and solemn joy of drinking from tho
glass her lips have touched, it is a suffi
ciently innocent thing. When they go
to ciiureli and sit together, and conspic
uously flourish the same pocket-handkerchief,
the carping observer may sug
gest that their aflectlon borders upon
tlie obtrusive; still there is no harm
done. But when tbov aro married:
when they have establibhed themselves
as housekeepers; when the novelty is
gone, and they are brought down to the
granite rock of character woe is me ir
tliey Have not elected to distinguish be-
iMtcu mine aim mine. .Sot tliat love
must.be evatio&cont, or that housekeep
ing is Us sworn foe, but oneness is
chiefly of the spirit. Tlie twonre one in
heart, in purpose, In taste, in iuterest,
but in clothes and closets and bureau
drawers they are two. In the common
place of life they are jus' as dual as if
there had been no unity, and it ia by
strict obedience to tlie law or common
place that life is lifted out of the spliero
of commonplace. After a year or two, I
suppose, Leander never dreams of drink
ing from If ero's glass. If he uses it, ho
does it without dreaming, because there
is no other near. It it not that he loves
Hero less, but he is firmly and in a
thousand ways conscious of her nearness
and her love, and in a thousand ways
has assured her, and in a thousand ways
has perfect freedom to assure her, of his
devotion, and therefore needs no pres
sure of the unconscious glass to testify.
But if two or three times, at the mo
ment of tooth-brushing, his toilette-cup
is absent from its place, the whilom sen
timental swimmer lifts up a great and
bitter cry to know where in the world
that cup is always going to, aud why
does lie liave to run all over the house
(masculine for stepping across the room)
every time he wants to brusli his teeth?
Aud Hero's heart is broken, for it was
she who took it for the unstiflcning of
her two crisp laces, and swiftly she flies
for the missiii"- cun. as intcutas lie when
he crossed his Hellespont. But why
1 are not sucii little skirmishes prevented
b" "'Ple expedient of a double set
absoiutc ownership a'nd independence?
j Oneness of spirit is so powerfully served
, by twoness ot loouing-giasses: "un, my
! u;ar-" ro' .!ji?r to,he "
zuv ui uci aiuuuiu .mil &1HJL1U&3 iniycric,
rutnicssiy tumuieu uy Lanuer's re
morseless hand roving around the drawer
for a fresh handkerchief. But is there
anything in the Vuioii as it was, or tho
i Constitution as it is, which makes the
marriago vow less binding, unless Lean-
dor's slight and savage impedimenta be
superimposed upon tlie elaborate gros
samer finery of Hero's more advanced
civilization? Why not devote some
humble corner or the bureau, or perhaps
tho whole or the washstand drawer, to
his exclusivo use, and teach him that he
meddle with any other locality at the
peril or his lifo? Only wealth can .fur
nish a separate suite of rooms to each
member of the family, but a very little
foresight and thrift, combined with
strong self-respect and delicacy of per
ception, canallot to every oneanamount
of individual ownership and control suf
ficient to keep the peace, permit Chris
tian developments, and minister won
derfully to calmness and happiness.
In a novel which I rend long ago, a
young wife, in a domestic emergency,
rushed into her husband's library with
out knocking, and, indeed, without
thinking, anil was shocked a day or two
after, to find tlie key turned upon her.
Of course the man was a prig; but she
had married him, and the discovery
came too late, and, after all, came to mo
alone, I believe, and not to her. Besides,
she was convinced that in his heart he
loved her, although he had committed
the horror of locking tlie door against
her. But she was a wise woman, and
instead of making an ado about it, she
said nothing, but went quietly to work
' ali proved li'erseir not only so fond and
I faithful, but so discreet aud efficient a
' wife, that she took the fortress bv storm.
Tlic husband not only unlocked his door,
.. T ,, iZ.ararr imir
books, ink, library, and all, into her
dressing-room, and no doubt made her
life a burden by being perpetually un
der foot, though that is not recorded in
history. At any rate, lie opened wide
all the doors of his heart, and took her
forever and completely into his most in
ner confidence. And of such istheking
dom of Heaven.
One would not insert in the marriage
contract a clause that young wivca
should knock at the door or their hus
bands' libraries before they enter on pen
alty or being locked out; but there is
more danger that Impulsia Gushingtou
will rush in too unreservedly than that
she will approach ' too formally; and it
ble that husbands and wives should not
have their library or boudoir, or some
nttlo nronhet's chamber on the wall.
: where they can command an inviolable
solitude. No nature is strong and sweet
that docs not sometimes crave, and none
can be satisfied without securing, easily
and at will, an absoiutc seclusion.
There aro preachers or a new gospel
who maintain that it is the per
sonal pronouns winch make all tho
trouble in the world. But iHo me were
instructed the commission of securing
to life all the sweetness and sanctity of
which it is capable, I would far sooner
abolish the world than abolish its per
sonal pronouns. The joy of givingmust
lie proceeded by tlie joy of owning.
There is no pleasure in community that'
does not spring from spontaneity. He
belongs most benignly to others who
beloiiKS most completely to himself.
There are two words in tlie Enirlish
language which are the cause of more
annoyance to newspaper writers than
all other words combined. These words
are "stratcKic" and "impostor." The
ablest or compositors and proor readers
have strtiEcled with them in vain.
"Strategic" is sure to conic out in print
"stracetic." and "impostor" almost in
variably confronts the reader in this
shape, "iniposler." There are several
other words, such as "lose," "bouquet"
and "biscuit,71 which get into print in
lantasiic shapes, but their transiorma
tions are not to be compared with the
ravages committed on "strategic" and
"impostor." If every typo in the
country would raise money enough to
procure a copy of these wonls in a cor
rect form, and then paste them in his
hat, he would be doing himself and his
country a service. Eahtnye.