FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 1S73. "A TICKET I0E MEN." Tho Yamhill county Reporter, a Nes mith panderer with a patent outside, catr.e out last week, under the above caption, with some canting advice to Republicans, exhorting them to vote for Mr. Geary and preserve their "vir tue." "Whereupon the Oregonian, as a tail to this Reporter's kite, echoes the ridiculous nonsense, though not brave enough to do so on its own responsi bility. Of course all the Democratic papers are jubilant at this, and they are honest enough to work for the election of their candidate with an alias with out trying to hide their real characters under lions' skins ; consequently every mother's Bon of them, with their con temptible slurs at us thrown in, is far more worthy of respect than those pro fessed Republicans whoso bray betrays tnem despite their borrowed robes. But these pious Judases know full well that their outcry against voting for Hiram Smith, lest they smirch their "virtue" and perjure their "honor," will, by throwing away their votes on Mr. Geary, who is not a candidate, virtually aseist to Congress oue J. N. Smith, alias "Xesmith,"aitaj "Unpurchasable Woman." How do they like Mr. Gea ry's grand and noble declaration of prin ciples in the following characteristic letter, which we clip from the Ikiily Bulletin of a recent date? My remarks before the Convention last Fri day, pending the count of the ballot, sprang from the emergency, and a recollected, were correctly reported In the "Bulletin" of the next day, with ome verbal exceptions, not affecting the soumj. "Wont I said to Hiram Smith alter hit nomination I have nowlicro unpaid. I In tend to vote for blm as a public duty; as de manded by party fealty and consistency; and as impelled by personal regard and friendship. I continue to hold all questions affecting the character and reputation of Mr. Mitchell In ro icrve of judgment. The validity of much of the testimony adduced Is, to my mind, not ap parent. No enclulon in the case should rent ou conjoolurr, or partial and 'ex parte' state ment. Reputation, In the exalted or the hum ble, should be derived from an acquaintance with the related facts. Out the question of Mr. Mitchell's culpability, in fact or degree, is in no way germane to tho issue now before the people of Oregon tho election of a Congress man. The success of the Republican causo, as em bodying liberty, union and progress. Is of para mount Importance State and National; nnd It Is unbecoming Republicans to Jeopard Its success by unseemly and factious broil In the presence of their marshaled antagonists. The fate of the election must bo determined now. Other matters can bo sottled afterwards. The demon of dissension lias strewn human history with the wreets of the greatest and no blest enterprises. LrtOregon bu ware 01 adding an example. Yours truly, EWVAKD R. GEAItV. Wc ask our readers to note the above letter carefully and compare its Chris tian-like, forbearing tone and self-evi dent fairness with the ranting cant of the Oregonian and Reporter. The fact is, had Mr. Geary now the opportunity to undo the hasty decision which ho was psychologized into mak ing by a few straight-laced Pharisees at the Convention, who "thank God that they are not as other men are," he would undo it gladly. Every word of tho above letter breathes forth this fact. Wc all know how a man or woman can be urged, on the spur of the moment, to mako decisions which, if left to them selves, they would not have made ; but wo do not always see Nature's noble men, like Mr. Geary, who have honor and bravery enough to throw in their own bodies to repair a breach which they, in an unguarded moment, have been suddenly forced to make. How much "self-respect," which is ouly another name for mock modesty in yourcafee, will you save, O Reporter, and how much more "virtue," which is only another name for personal spleen and baffled ambition in you, will you possess, O Oregonian, after having voted for Mr. Geury in the face of his manly opposition, eh? It is laughable to see what groveling sycophants you have become to save yourselves from imagin ary "bigamy." How we pity men whose "morals" are so eaBily corrupted, and whose "honor" Is so easily impeached! The politician who is always loudly complaining that his virtue has beon "outraged" com mands no respect from the really virtu ous, whose honor is not so easily vio lated. BTABTLING FAILURES. The failure of Jay Cooke & Co., fol lowed by the suspension of many other banking houses, -is only- a warning of what the people arc liable to realize all over the civilized world at any moment. The fact is, there is no bottom to any financial system In any of the world's governments. Gold represents an alto gether lictltlous value, wnicn is but a bubble, liable to burst when tho people least expect it. Wo recollect remarking to friends a few weeks since, in relation to the re fusal of our city capitalists to receive financial aid from abroad for the losers by the great fire, that tho refusal grew out of a desire to make It appear in monied circles in the East that there was an abundance of wealth among our people which in reality does not ex ist in order to keep their credit good, i We have no wish to suggest anything that will create a panic in Portland. The most tho people can do is to stand by the bante; but we declare, and chal lenge the world to disprove it, that there is not a solvent banker or broker or railroad or corporation in the United States. That is, there is not a business of the kind, of any important dimen sions, but would go down with a crash if uniform and immediate settlement upon all liabilities were peremptorily demanded. While it is not probable that such an emergency will occur, yet we all know that it is possible, for finance has no fixed foundation. A mighty international financial upheaval is imminent. Look out for it. OUE AIiBAHT LETTEE. "We call attention to our Albany letter in another column. "While we admire the salient points or It relative to the stand we arc taking in tho Congress ional light, wo are not a little amused at the unconsciouS impudence (pardon us) of Its criticisms. What, pray, has the Republican party done for us, that we should fall down aud worship it? Hasn't it acted in bad faith with tho women of America? "Why should wo do Republicans a service except "when its suits our Interest to doso?" Are we not politically manacled ? And hasn't your party tho power to unclasp our chains, and doesn't it resolutely refuse to do it? "Women feel that they are sagacious enough to attend to their own best Interests, and they know that Re publicans as a body are not thus wise or they would see at ouce that to enfran- . i . , , ii cuise uieir wives anu moiuers anu sis- ters wouia insure tnem, lor many long years to come, against the possibility of political defeat. But men hold ou to power so remorsely that nothing but whipping vril loosen theirgrasp. Their mothers and sisters very much dislike to whip them, but if reason will not do, nor entreaty; if justice avails them naught; if equity is a farce, and con sistency a humbug with men, don't, we pray you, O recently converted brother, blame us too severely for meeting you upon your own piano and whipping you with your own weapons. "Wo are work ing for Hiram Smith's election for the three-fold reason that he is a temperate mau, a moral man and a Woman Suf fragist. If ho is not a elected, it will be because, and because only, that tho Re publican party, which we aro coolly called upon to sustain, even if it be against our "own interests," will not furnish us, as a disfranchised ally, with tho necessary means with which to thoroughly educate the people. If the other Smith were as good a man as Hiram; if he were a temperance man, a moral man and a Woman Suffragist; if he did notsail uuderau alias if hewerc not an habitual office-seeker and well known blackguard (excuse us; we looked in the Dictionary for a more pol ished word to convey tho same idea, but couldn't find it) if he wereaflroificwian by habit, thought or instinct, we should just as soon seo him elected as his com petitor. But 0'erybody knows that he is none of these. The boasted purity of anyone-sexed political party exists only in the eye of tho politician. It is not possible that such a party can be pure, or contain within itself the elements of purification or perpetuity. It is an ab normal growth of false assumptions; a rehash of impracticable ideas; a libel upon tho great mechanism of nature, and a direct insult to the great Author of humanity who "saw that it was not good for man to bo alone." l'ray, friend, never ask us to be a Re publican or other partisan, tiIl,likcyour self, we stand before the law, as we ought now to stand, free and independent. We know that in the election of Hiram Smith we shall gain one decisive step in the securing of this great desideratim. This only is the reason why tho burial of the other candidate becomes a funeral in which we are interested. Let no man misunderstand us. We are glad our friend has become ! converted. We should have more faith In him, however, if he would allow us to print his full uame as a signature, in stead of some random letters in it. Per haps he will grow more brave and self reliant after reading this copy of the New Northwest. THEY DOFT ANSWEE. Up to the time of going to press we have failed to find one Democratic paper that even notices the information con tained in last week's New North west concerning the real name of J. N. Smith, afters "J. W. Nesmlth," alias "Unpurchasable Woman." Several Republican papers have ventured to copy without comment, taking care to give us credit, which they do not al ways do when quoting us, and a num ber of gentlemen have timidly asked ns to give our authority. Nc'er mind, friends, It's time enough to prove a statement after it has beeu denied by the parties concerned. The information reached us through the agency of a well known bed-rock Democrat, who is perfectly able to stand by his assertions. Corbett claims that he knew all about Senator Mitchell's alias before he was elected to the Senate. If so, the out-cry his mau Friday is now making through his Oregonian, and at his dictation, comes with very bad grace from a quar ter where all the responsibility of Mitch ell's election should rest. We do not look upon a change of namo as a crime by auy means wo changed our own once, and if left a widow would no doubt have plenty of opportunity to repeat the experiment but when a man who has been a United States Senator pro claims himself to be "An Unpurchasa ble Woman" it is quite time to "speak out in meeting." Aud when an individ ual plumes himself and endeavors to soar upon the downfall of another when guilty of the same mistake himself, it is quite timo to expose the hypocritical farce. Tills, and this only, is the reason why we called attention to the conduct of the candidate with more than one alias. The Evening Xctcs, a characteristic Democratic sheet, that subsists on such offal as it can gather from all sorts of questionable sources, having become frightened at the sledge-hammer blows we are dealing against Its "Unpurchas able Woman," has gone to throwing swill at us in particular and Woman Suffrage in general in a very reprehen sible mauner. Slash away, Sir Scav enger. It amuses you and doesn't reach us. But, if it be possible to innoculatc your recking brain with a small doso of decency, let us say to you, and this is tho last time we shall stoop to notice you, that obscenity is not argument, and smutty levity is not wit. AS EVILSPIEIT. When W. Lair Hill began .the publi cation of the Oregonian, tho prospect before him for a distinguished, honora ble and useful life were passing bril liant. For a season the tone and temper of tho paper was admirable, command ing the respect of both fricud and foe. But a change came o'er the spirit of its dream, and from being a high-toned, moral, influential teacher of the people, It lias descended into and wallows in tho lowest of all immoral Hastiness. At first we imagined that it was a mere spasm of virtuous indignation that pos sessed it a spasm which would soon pass away, leaving behind it only a sol itary track to mark its dereliction, and we waited, hoping that it would see the error of its way. JJut, alas! for the van ity of human expectation! The sequel proves that it is not virtue but spleen, not righteousness but baffled ambition, that actuates its editor, who, possessed by an evil spirit, loses sight of all con sistency, all journalistic honor, nil phil anthropy and nobleness in the vindic tive pursuit of one single object of his Iiatc, and the few who are brave enough to express their own adverse opinion. And then, to prove his insiuccrlty, he Ignores equal and prescntderelictlons in the lives of other prominent public men, and even accuses those whose lives are without spot or blemish of pandering to hideous sins that he may thereby glut his vengeance on one offender who has crossed his personal path. O, brother Hill, let the voice of wom an warn you! Turn from the error of your ways before the sober second thought of tho people shall place you under the iron heel of universal condemnation forever. Clouds are gathering thick around you. Your old time friends are sorrow-stricken at your anti-Christian, anti-Annum course, so unlike ail that they had looked orhoped for In you. Your new friends aro of the scum and lum of the worst purlieus of or vice. As In the days of slavery the pro-slavery agitator had no ally so vehement as the worst classes of poor white trash, who were themselves much lower in tho human scale than the lowliest negro, so in the present day of your vindictive pursuit, no ally is so boisterous as tho debauchee, who goes reeling from the brothel to the doggery to quote tho Oregonian on "virtue" and "political honor." Wc call upon that evil spirit to conic out of him. We ex orcise it in the name of common sense and common honesty. Wo condemn it in the name of God aud humanity, and under tho immortal precepts of the Golden Rule, we conjure it to depart e'er tt rend its victim sorely. Men and brethren, It is not Hill that speaketh. He is grievously vexed with a devil. BRICK POMEEOY. A word to Republicans. The man whoso uame heads this article will be tho next Democratic candidate for Pres ident. He is an out-and-out Woman Suffragist, a man who dares to stand by his principles, though the heavens fall. He is managing the Southern people, by whom he stood in such a way in the late Rebellion that they will vote for him to a man. He is managing the six million Spiritualists until he will have them cn masse upon his side. Ho is catering to tho laboring classes until they will be ready to swear by him; and now, mark you, If women are not enfranchised by the time of our great Centennial jubilee, your power, as a party, will go down in the blackest darkness, a darkness that can nnd will be felt. If any of you are now disposed to pooh-pooh this as an Idlo story, lot us say to you, wait and see. Wo do not admire Brick Pomeroy, but we caunot doubt Ills influence, neither do we un derrate his power. Ah a friend to the party in power, whose banner the great and noble Baker bore; whose early prin ciples the lamented Lincoln uphold; whoso patriotism saved the Nation in Its hour of peril, when men like Pom eroy were stabbing it under the ribs; whose necessities freed and enfranchised the negro, wc tell you merely what is what. The inevitable march of progres sion cannot be stayed. If you, ns a party, prove yourselves uuablo to ad vance beyond your present plane, your work is done. But you cannot say that woman, even as a prophetess, has failed to wurn you. Heed our admonitions, we pray you, lest it bo said of you, when the great day of your downfall shall come, "Ye knew your duty butye did it not." OHEEK. We have always known that our brethren of the "Hub" plumed them selves to a groat extend upon being "We, the people," and that they think, from their narrow sphere, among the granite-bound hills of little old New England, whose whole area would hardly make an Oregon county, that they are far ahead of all other places In newspaper enterprises, but we were hardly prepared for the following out burst of egotism, from T. W.Hlgginson, whom the New Northwest, "expressly devoted to the Woman Suffrage move ment," good sir, hasquotcd till the West is becoming well acquainted with him. Come, acknowledge us, brother; you're not so big a fish but that others may be teen and heard too. Says "T. W. II:" As for the "disreputable persons" who have "captured the reform hore, foot, and dra goons," I confess tliat I have never seen them. The "Woman's Journal" Is, so far as I know, the only newspaper In America expressly de voted to the Woman Suffrage movement ; and It has never been captured by any but Us pres ent proprietors. The American Woman Suf frage Association Is tho only national society for this purpose which has regular auxiliaries in the different States. The names of the ed. tors of this paper may be found on the Hrst page; and the same names nre prominent In the tut of oflleers of the nbove-named society, They have never been captured by anybody, to their knowledge; and If they themselves are "disreputable person," they can only promise tb try and do totter. WOMAN'S PROPER SPHEBE. "Why do you, as a woman, claim the right to vote?" queried a gentleman re cently, as though he wcro asking an original question, and ono utterly unan swerable. "Because, sir, I believe in a Republi can form of government. I believe that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. I belle'e that what God has joined to gether man should not put asunder. I believe, as taught us in tho Constitu tion and proclaimed from twenty thous and stands on every Fourth of July, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny.' And yet, sir, in tho face of all the above incontrovertible testimony in favor of Woman Suffrage in this Re public, wo women are denied the power to give or withhold assent to the laws which elect our rulers and demand our taxes. "But, If women vote, they must fight." My friend is of exceeding low stature, and as I looked down into his face I with difficulty repressed a meaning smile, as I said: "Do you fight?" "I nover have fought, madam, but I hold myself in readiness to do so when ever the public safety may require it." "But you can't join the army.' "Why not?" "Excuse me, sir I do not wish to of fend you, but you are too short by a head, too crooked by a neck, and cannot see out of one eye. Unlike you, sir, I do not claim that these deficiencies, which are not borne by all humanity in common, should ostracise you from po litical freedom; I only mean that if I should be disenfrauci9ed because I can not light, so ought you to be for the same reason." "But I could fight, if it were not for certain army regulations, which you seem to delight to dwell upon." "So could I, sir, if there were no laws to prevent me. But I do'not believe in lighting. I believe in peace." "But we must sometimes have war." "Yes, under exclusive masculine gov ernment, butwitli a proper adjustment of human legislation tiie whole world would settlo its dlfllcultles by interna tional arbitration:' "But it is impossible to arrive at that proper state of government." "Perhaps so, under masculino rule, but men have never yet conceived the idea of what proper government really Is." "You take great credit to your sex for sagacity, madam, when you imply that women are wiser than men." "Not at all. Women, if left to them selves to make and administer nil the law, would make as many mistakes in a half-dozen generations as mdn have made in the same period. It is the combined wisdom of the masculine and feminine minds of the world, or the na tion, that is needed to enable us to ar rive at true conclusions regarding what constitutes good government." My friend went on his way convinced, but not silenced. The next time I heard from him lie was haranguing a crowd from tiie porch of one of our hotels upon the same old story, "woman's proper sphere." S. C. NO GAMBLING POE WOMEN. Ladies (says the Saratoga corres pondent of the Boston Olobc) are forbid den to step foot in the precincts of Mr. John Morrissey's great and elegant gambling house. This veto was put upon tho ladies by the Young Men'.s Christian Association, for tho purpose of saving tho ladies and ruining the men; or, as would appear most clearly in sensible minds, for the purpose of ruining both. For how arc women to be saved if men go to destruction ? And much more certain is the fact that shut ting the women out from any place where men congregate is the best means in the world to abandon it to a doubtful fate. A lady, however, went Into John Morrissey's house, the other day, and looked it over. She was accompanied by a highly agreeable and intelligent Southern gentleman, to whom she Is greatly indebted for a minute explana tion of the workings of this institution, its follies and failings. Tho house is maguiflcent in frescoing, carving, furni ture, cut-glass, carpets, and chandeliers, beyond anything that can probably bo seen in this country. Tho card-tables were covered, as it was very early in the morning, so she was deprived of witnessing the games. Tho most ex travagant and costly food is served here, ou plates of silver aud gold. Tho wait ers aro the best trained. Hero is the office where the business of tho racing is done, the pools bought aud sold. One looks upon the whole thine takes a realizing sense of it nil, aud exclaims, "What an elegant and superb hell!" LECTURES. Mrs. Belle A. Chamberlain is draw ing crowded houses nightly at the Court House, in tills city, and in her success Is verifying the statement we made a fortnight since that ishe, as a speaker, excelled Beecher or Bishop Peck. Se vere indisposition has kept us away from tho most of these lectures, conse quently wo arc compelled to omit ail attempt at a reports She is puzzling our sages w-ithber wonderful impromptu eloquence and unanswerable and incon trovertible logic When women do sucli work as this without previous preparation, who shall say that their legitimate sphere is within the limits of the kitchen and woodshed ? We wish our friends would be brave enough to come out squarely over their own signatures when they send us com munications. Of courso we cannot com pel this, but we shall not fail to insist upon iu An article has twice the weight when substantiated by the writer's name. ANSWEBS TO COEEESPONDENTS. M. J. R., Salem, writes: "We think that you would succeed better If you would let politics and politicians alone." Why, bles3 your innocent soul, our work Is emphatically and only political. If we had "let politics and politicians alone" from the beginning, we should not yet have made a ripple upon the surface of the public mind. Our forte Is in stirring up the politicians. Take our weapons of truth and criticism from us and we should bo compelled to yield tho struggle. We are engaged in the great moral battle of right against might. Truth is sharper than a two-edged sword. No wonder it makes politicians feel uncomfortable. Let 'cm, wince. Farmer, East Portland precinct: Many thanks for your word.s of encourage ment. Your letter would find a wel come place in our columns were we al ready a recognized citizen of the United States, but wo shall keep our columns clear of all partisan matters that do not directly tend, In uur own judgment, toward the enfranchisement of woman, until some party has back-bone enough to face the direct Issue. Wo havo very little respect for the present day politi cian's idea of the "time-honored princi ples" of any party. You are on the right track, however, aud so are ton thousand other good aud moral men of our State. 'Again we thank you. Milliner:, Wo have lately been so bus ily occupied In the moro important work of breaking the way for woman's emancipation that we havo not had time or opportunity to bestow much at tention upon her fashlous. Tiie fall styles are now out, but our city pur chasers are yet wearing summer hats. We note no very striking changes in the styles. Tho hats nnd bonuets nre very nearly or quite alike in shape. Both are worn high on the head, or rather the hair. The colors, or tinges, arc ijoft, and tho general effect of their combination very becoming to good complexions. S. A. G., Corvallis: Our columns are closed against the Mitchell controversy. Your views coincide with our own, which have been so frequently pro claimed that any sert of repetition is unnecessary. Tiie vituperative spleen of his-encmies will avail them nothing. Like Mr. Geary, we hold our dual judg ment in reserve until charges are proved or disproved. In the meantime, let us all be reasonable. J. A. W., Albany: We think the young lady who was "dewed to your sleovc for more than an hour" must have afflicted you with "sewing ma chine" on the heart and brain. We should bo glad of a letter giving tho particulars of the Linn county Fair. AN HONEST QUEEY. Editor New Nohthwest: Will you grant me space in your val uable paper for a little friendly criti cism? I really think your strictures in your last issue upon the political situation are altogether one-sided. Your columns sparkle all over with just censure against certain Pharisees of the rule or ruin policy on the one hand, but you ssjy nothing about the band of ofllce-holdors on the other, who were equally determined to have their own way in the Convention at all hazards. Please explain and obligo H. If our friend will turn to the editorial leader of our last issueandread it again, he will learn that wo soundly rated whomsoever was guilty of foisting that Mitchell resolution upon the Republican party as a bone of contention not be cause there was anything wrong in the resolution, but because wise men will always quietly take a "dare" rather than give an adversary wished-for op portunity to make discord. Thero was nothing more absurd than the passing of a resolution with which the Conven tion had nothing to do. A few wise women would have kuown better. But ono wrong does not justify another. what is past is post, and it is worse than useless to harp upon that which is irrevocable. So now the next thing to be done is to elect the better man of the two opposing candidates. Ono or the other must go to Congress. Ono is a good man, of uuimpeachable reputa tion. Hie other is a political mounte bank, with no character to lose or sus tain. v hen men preteud, as does the Oregonian, that by defeating the good man, and thus electing the mounte bank, they can redeem their sullied "honor," their acts nre too inamely silly for serious consideration. OHice-holders may have packed and! run the Convention. It is quite likely that they did. We know that men are not above such dodges, but it so hap pened that they chose a good man for Congress; therefore all moral aud virtu ous men, who have confidence iu their own purity, will support him cheer fully in preference to the other man who . Is not good. We do not expect men to do so who are fearful of becom ing "bigamists." Do you understand us? Miss Emma- S. Eastman, or Wor cester, Mass., is tho first lady graduate of Cornell. When she first entered, sho was not recognized by tho trustees as a member of the University. Although Cllf. nttmiiln,! l l. t. . . . -..v "iicnucu ii-umres, sue count not re cite, and was not allowed to nav her iul lion, for thus she would gain her title to recognition as a member. But grad ually the red tape loosened, and she has completed her course in science with high honors. She may, then, be con sidered the true pioneer in co-education at Cornell. Mrs. Belle A. Chamberlain will hold a public seance on this (Friday) even ing; will lecture on Saturday night subject, "A Review of the Iiieas Con cerning Tyndall's Trayer Gauge;" and on Sunday night upon "Science and tho Spirit Land." LETTEE PEOM ALBAJ Editor Nkw Northwest: , I have come to the deliberate conclu sion, after having fought against the principle for manyyearsf that it is high time for women to take active part n the affairs ot government. A copy of tho New NoitTirwEST of last week was sent to my address by some person unknown, and after a care ful perusal of its contents I am con strained to acknowledge that it contains the only practical aud thoroughly sensi ble solution of the present political situ ation which I have yet seen. I have been a subscriber to the Ore gonian for many years and I well re member the ring of patriotism which sounded forth from Its columns in the dark days of the Rebelliou, when the men to whose Interest it now caters were fettering the pinions of our Na tional eagle, and prolonging a struggle against freedom and Union. And now, as I look at its sullied pages and read the poorly concealed treason that, be cause its eyes aro hidden, Imagines it self unseen, and turn from that to your ringing words, "Hiram bears the ark. Let us assist him" words which no Re publican paper in the State has bad bravery enougii to utter I rejoice that the "ark Is not taken aud a woman stauds by us." Plank me down for a life subscriber! We all feel that the Mitchell resolu tion was a great mistake, but so was tho Bull Run disaster, yet that was not a forerunner of ultlmato defeat, although all enemies of the Union so looketupon it, and rejoiced, even an the enemies of equal rights before tho hw, rejoice at the divisfon in the Republican camp. I thought, until I read your paper of last week, that I should withhold my vote from Hiram Smith, but when I saw, after mature reflection, that to do so would be to lioln elect a man nob worthy to unloose his id iocs, I resolved to not only vote myself hut carry all the influence I could for tho one candidate, who proved himself no coward when ether men deserted because of tho clamor of such over-righteous men as and we omit tho names given, as there is no necessity for personalities against private citizens. En. and thus help to overthrow a faction who are striving with unwouted check to up build themselves upon charges against others. I think, though, that you are a little hard on the Republican party. What, pray, have you to hope from the other side? If you would only be an out-aud-out Republican, instead of the Independent intellectual battering ram (pardon me) which you are, your cause would gain strength a great deal faster than it does. But you will only do us a service when you think it suits your in terest to do so, and then you blame us because, wo treat you in the same man ner. But I once heard your brother say "it was no use to advise you. You'd do as you pleased anyhow," and I jrueas he's right; so go ahead, but don't blame the Republican party if it's a little slow in passing bills to enfranchise women, so long as they profess to only work for their own interests. Nesmith is to be here to-morrow night. Come up, won't you ? The la dies aro Invited out and the most of the poor fellow's speech must be, of neces sity, omitted. The fair began to-day, but there is lit tle Interest manifested by our citizens preachers and all in anything but the agricultural races. Money Is plenty among farmers since the rise in wheat, and the merchants are doing a thriving business. Very respectfully, J. C. R. Albany, September23d, 1S72. RESOLUTIONS. The entire minutes of the Zum Walt camp-meeting proving too voluminous for our columns, we, are compelled to omit the Secretary's report. Following arc the resolutions, which, after consid erable discussion, were unanimously adopted by the Society: Whkreas, In the course of human progress, It becomes a duty for those who have advanced Into broader ideas than those entertained by their prede cessors, to provide ample means for the promulgation of thoscand kindred ideas; and, Whereas, Progression is the unfold ment of science and science pertains to tho Spiritual as well as to the physical world; aud, Whereas, Wo believe in concerted action with all persons who are in sym pathy with antrammelcd truth who will aid us in a better understanding of humanity's needs; therefore, Resolved. That for the purpose of rortnlngsucn a union, wis as Spiritual ists in Convention assembled, do hereby cordially invito all Spiritualists and otnor iree tninKers to meet us at the v oouourn camp-meeting on the third aay oi uciooer next, to consider the best method of effecting a State organi- oenuauoni oasis lor tiie pur poses above named. j.kiiilu, xuut wo recognize no boundaries to truth, no duties, to us, in the observance of creeds, and no distinc tion between the rights of the sexes. Resolved, That wo recognize iu all ........ mm Djcutoaii uiiueriyingpnnci- ple or principles we call God. Resolved, That wo tender a vote of inanKs to Brother and Sister Zum Walt ana others for their kindness aud hospi tality to all durinsr our meeting; and to the speakers and singers who havo so acceptably assisted in making the occa sion ono of combined pleasure and profit. Also that our thanks aro due to nil for good order, polite attention and universal sobriety. Resolved, That the Secretary be di rected to furnish a copy of these min utes and Resolutions to thesecular press of the State and the leading Spiritual and progressive journals of our land. Wm. M. Davis, E.W. Shortridoe, President. Secretary. Tho contortions of our Democratic contemporlea from the Oregonian up to the Eugene Guard convince us that our shots are taking effect. Let'em writhe. It's good for 'em. It is said tbatau inscription, recently discovered, on the back of a painting by Holbein. In Bohemia, fixes definitely the date of his birth, which la 1497. LETTEE PEOM. EOSEBTJEG. Bear Mrsxilhihiivay: The change in puWIc ' semfuTent that has come over the people of this place since Miss Au thony's advent among ns two years ago is one of the most noticeable improve ments among the many that mark our onward course. Then, a prominent county ofllcergotup a ball in opposition to aTvoman's meeting, because, tnougii he thought It perfectly modestand proper forawdman to swing herself in thearms of a halfT.lrunk voter in the mazes of tho dance, hefclt that it would forever un sex her to Jraten to an elegant and elo quent lecturtfrom another woman con cerning sucbipntters of moment as aro necessary to p'rvA-ent voters from becom ing, drunkards. Now, the people aro looking anxiouy for you to come aud speak, nnd tin re is not a hall in tho . t ll - 7 1 1 who were brave etiugh to take tho New Northwest T ere considered fit subjects for social xstracismljjN'ow, everybody euquircsfoi it andall the leading citizeus are your patrons? Do you remember that a lady who has a fine flower garden refusgjl' a bo quet to deck your stand when you were here a little over a year agoVeHf that same lady is one of your strongest admirers now. A lady left here to-day for Portland, antlone of the heartiest injunctions, among the many that were given, her, was a charge to "give her love to Mrs. Duniway aud bid her God speed," by the very woman who refused " . - - . you the flowers whon you were here. Nobody can endure the Oregonian ex cept the Nesmith Democrats, and they are very scarce. I know a number ot Democrats who aro going to vote for Hiram Smith on the strength of your voucher that lie is a Woman Suffragist. Then, his reputation as a moral man, who i3 not a professional politician, is much iu his favor. If the Oregonian thinks there are any gudgeons up this way who can be fooled into supporting Nesmith, the political mountebank and saloon ally, as against Mr. Smith, tho moral man and virtuous citizen, it reck ons without its host. If tho Oregonian is in earnest in its virtuous outcry against Senator Mitchell, why in tho name of common decency does It want to send as bad a man as lie to Congress? Nesmith is no better man than Mitchell, even granting that the worst things Mitchell's enemies say of him are true; aud that the thousaudth part of what the Oregonian says is true nobody be lieves, and the man who has less faith iu them than anybody else is W. Lair Hill. But suppose they are true, what then ? Will it mend the matter to re peat the outrage by sending up a Repre-' sentative who lias no better character? But I'll be writing a long letter if I don't stop, and I only intonded to tell you how our cause is growing in Rose burg and relate the incident about the flowers. Thiue for equal rights, W. Rosrburo, Sept, 24, 1S73. QUESTIONS. Portland, September 14, 1873. Editor New Northwest: As you have devoted much space to lauding Mrs. fjliamberlnin, will you al allow me a printer's stick full of ques tions and criticisms ? AVIien the lady is describing "spirits" sho never objects, but plainly enjoys it when auy one professes to recognize their friends from her descriptions; yet when a gentleman said, the other even ing, "I do not recognize him," she grew as cranky as a warped grape-vine. She is certainly a fine speaker, but does she or her doctrines gain any friends from her being captious because her hearers are honest ? Spectator. Miss Anthony will send her pamphlet containing a full report of the prosecu tion and trial of the women who voted to every person who will send her fifty cents for the same. Mr. Disraeli has expressed a hope that the wisdom of Parliament will re move the anomaly of eliminating the franchise from a household or property qualification when held by a woman. OUR AGENTS. The following pereonx re duly authorized to act as Agents for the Nkw orth west : A. V. McCoiinell North Yamhill Horace H-lHjv ..New York City Mrs. S. M. Miller Lat Chance Mrs. Mary Rybee Lower Clear Lake, Cal Mrs J. H. Koiter Albany Ashby l'earce lien ton county Dr. Bavley Corvallis A.-.ANai!n.ln.-; Olympla Mist Ircinla Olds MeMlnnvllIe Hiram Smith Harrisbur? M",-.JOv- Jaoksroi Eugene City AV- W. Beach Ihvena Vista Rev. Wm. Jolly Hllisboro Hon. T. AV. lMvenport Sllverton Mary J. Moger. Gervais A. AV. Htanard Brownsville S. H. Claut;hton.- Lebanon C. A. Reed Sulem Mrs. O. T. Drtnlels.. Salem Mrs. Nellie Curl Salem I. C. Sullivan. Dallas Mrs. M. K Cook Lafnvette Mrs. M. C. Cline Kalama Mn l. A. A'awters AVnltsburc Mrs. B. B. Bishop. Pendleton Rev. J. K Damon.- - ..Seattle Rev. D. Barley- .Seattle Mrs. Jane M. Wilson Walla Walla. Philip Ritz AValla AVallo. P. D. Moore Port Townsend John Holten Traveling Acent Mrs. M. J. KnsUm -Portland U. B. Blond Travelinu Agent Mrs. M. Jeflrles Traveling Agent H H. AVelch Washington county Dr. J. AV. WnttK Traveling Agent Mrs. M. Kelly .Larayette A. N. Arnold Albany n. AV. Lawson Salem M. P. Owen Dalles Mrs. C A. ColKim - Forest Grove Mrs. J. DeA'ore Johni-oii Oregon City Thos. Parsons MUvraukle IE. Puntland .The Dalles Miss sallle Applegate Yonealla Miss B. A. Owens- Roseburg J. T. Scott, Ki ..Koret Grove Mrs. A. F- Corvln Nchalem. Oeo. Engle . Traveling Agent j. n.jacKMi Kugene L. P. Fishr sn KraneIco Mrs. Laura DeKim-e (iordoii California Miss Nellie MoasmaiL Olympla I. T. Mnuliby Vancouver tt. W. Brock Union Ridge, W. T O. AY . Barnes Ochoeo A'alley J. N. (imp Washington Territory Mrs. E. Oakshett- .Traveling Agent Mrs. J. C. Hayes. Gervais, Oregon Jnmes A'ance Yreka, California Mrs. L. E. AVhltmore Sacramento, California Mrs. Sarah Harry Stockton, California Mrs. Sarah AVallls.. MayHeld, California Mrs. Chapman Yates .San Jose, California "Woman's Journal Hston, Massachusetts Charles AV. Tappn .Suit Lake City, U. T Mrs. L. M. Howell- .PhenLv, Oregon Mrs. M. J. Penland- ..Halsey, Oregon Mrs. M. A. Dimlck Hubbard, Oregon D. P. Porter. Shedd's, Oregon Other parties desiring to act a- Agents will please forward their names. AVe want Agents at every postofflco throughout Oregon and AV&ihlngton Territory.