The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887, September 26, 1873, Image 2

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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,
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
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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
"But, If women vote, they must
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
"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.
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!"
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
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
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.
Editor New Nohthwest:
Will you grant me space in your val
uable paper for a little friendly criti
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
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."
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following pereonx re duly authorized to
act as Agents for the Nkw orth west :
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Horace H-lHjv ..New York City
Mrs. S. M. Miller Lat Chance
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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
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