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VOLUME, X.-NO. 4.
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THK KKMOK EMTOll VISITS AKTOJIIA-
. ' I.KTTKK KKOM Il:it I'KX.
A8TOIUA, Augusta, 1H81. -To
rut tik.Kvr.M or titk fitly- Noujhwkst: : .
i . It Ik umiitwliprf related of A certain ktutfuiiimi
king his annua! round, bo re-'"""" wwn .npMwm-
" I : ia. 'i . t
ter xf voux-lviwJor lie U umlt r Mr. U. Ik Tare.
Tker'a inotlKTly cart , ami pronil to "rt'Hrt for
the Mjer'- hia It-tter elsewh!rcia,iiij we: re
pair to UpjHT trowii, where Mr. aul Mr. MO.
Crwni have arranged for our4 iny'cUiigWlirJuhan
feii'a Hull. Here we inwl an Intelligent a(ein
My of thouglitful, free-thinking Chrirtian ami
' friend, when ma
marked hi reply to her comment up hi Journey
ings: "Ye; I am Jike the Hernia ; he in alway
In the, air, and I am alway on the wing." A
twelvemonth paasetl," and . the ; gentleman wa
again a visitor at the house of hi friend, and In
response to her rewewtMl exclamation concerning
-bU migratory- habits,- Ire-'repeated Jheexact tt--mark
he had made the year lfore, and was much
1 mortitlel a minute after in rivalling the fact that
T he bad repeated himself in such a way as to make
1 It appear that he kept a stereotyped speech on
band for such occasions We recall this Incident
r as we sit down to indite. this letter;, and shall be
much siirprhed if we. do not find the busy pencil
' guilty of similar repetitions of the sayings of
former years ere the epistolary effort before. us Is
" concluded. - . ' -
' The llonita I well filled with voyagers, as raaiiy
t5 are flitting seaward for change of air and others
are bound for the Hunday School Convention at
Seattle, whither they are going, the papers say,
' are Mr. J. 11. Foster and hi, daughters, Misses
"TMaggle and -Mattle, and " Dr. George Gray and
Mrs. Gray, -of Albnyr and"Mrs. H. K. Hines, of
Portland. The weather la pleasant, affording
ample opportunity for enjoying the scenery along
the tree-fringed river banks. Nothing ofany
note transpires on the. Journey.- The UMiai land-r-
lng at way ports is attended with the usual rush
to the steamer's side and the; usual addition to
our migratory numbers.
home, are greeted by a crowded house in the even-.
Ing, our subject, VKvidence of Iiumortality,"
though somewhat out of our line, beiug well re
eel ved by. the thinking community, albeit It was
not what a preacher who was present, and who
0Hned with prayer, would call orthodox, though
qr.Jiia-life he coulJtt- lve -mvel it i-Cbri -
tian. A Mr. Ally led the singing, which was'
good, and Jodge Caples, who was present wh his
accomplished daughters, made an excellent ad
dress, which "took off the curse" froraur. owu
lndeiendent thinking, as he reiterated our decla
ration that the churches sustained ' the schools
and Sunday school and carried along our "civiliza
tion, though less thaiuone-tweutieth of the eopIe
belonged to them. . ' ' --r
Why It 1 that our most orthodox professors of
religion do not see the neel of gathering iu the
other nineteen-twentietlis' of the human family'
by some new method, or the revival of the old
one, since present 'methods do not reach or con-
Lviiice them, u can uot i nderstamlr
Of Kalama, where our Sunday school delegates
leave us,, there is little leftHave the ghostofjle
parted irrfrrtatifrnn lfniv nylinil i i rTlTmiiirt) t
lo nil the lifillow sink, where the main part of the
town was, wlth-storeff'and'hotels and dwellings,
nobody knows, unless theyfojgot, In their haste
to growrich by building a terminal city, that
water will And its level wherever It has a cht'nce,
the Columbia It (ver being no exception to the
law.-' . v..- ,
Hatnier, L-Ilelens. IlolumllA-tUtyVH.n4UvniwiJ
den la chairman.- Mr, lrelapd, or the Anortan
an admirable paper, by the way, which we'd gladly
see in every, house' In Oregon has renderwl us
every needed courtesy. .- ' : -
- Court is In session and there are a good many
lawyers In attendance. There are some distress
ing cases on the docket of a character so horrify
ing that nobody talks about them. ' The murderer
of Mr.' J. W. Robb Is on 'trial,1 and we will try to
and the different canneries were passed, all seem
ing at a stand-still stage In their existence, quite
unlike the busy towns thatTare building up so
rapidly In the famous region We have so lately
visited," known as "East of the Mountains." .
Astoria slipws signs of healthy growth as we
pproachjier Lwaterjide,LJ The Upper and -Lower
Towns are connected by a plank roadway, upon
which a line of half-hour 'busses has been placed,
where the, fare Is ten .cents and the accommoda
HlotrnQTTiif'greaicr value. . The nlUliseason"
has not beeu jo good was hoied for, and busi
ness Is somewhat dull ; but from the array of sa
loons that greet the' eye upon every' hand, it Is
reasonable to conclule that dull times niake.dry
throats, and that, uo mutter how much economy
-must be exacted from wives and jntuijies, the ay-
Tlie Sabbath being over, and, we trust, profita
bly sent, we slept at Mr. Corson's and return to
IiOwerTown on this (Monday) evening. Wehave
not had time formuch social life here yet; but
Imve met Mrs, InexHarker,-Mrs. Corwln,-Mrs.
Merrill, Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. TruIIinger, Mrs.
Johansen, Mrs. HamllnMrs. lJarrjandIrs.
Chance' at their pleasant homes and find them as
"strong In the fajth" as ever on the suffrage ques
tion. We have spenthours In qulet musing In
the observatory at the l'arker House, overlooking
the Columbia barr Here we scribble this prosy
letter, its dullness caused by no lack of Inspiring
scenery, but by the setose" of drudgery that cine
feels when compelled to work while too weary o
entertain an Idea. ..
It Is almost su pper time now, and we must
lecture, or try to-night, our'theme, the "I'endlng
Suffrage Amendment." The Y. M. a A. Hall
has been tendered'us for lectures, free of charge,
erage voter must or will have his totatious, at
whatever cost. 'And yet we see but little drunk
enness pu -the streetsJ i Once In a while we meet
some young fellow" whose knees are limberrand
we kuow his moral sense Is clouded because of
the drink, and we pass him by with a pitying
prayer for the coming day when the mothers of
the boys may have more, power .than now to keep
them sober. "
At the Parker House, where we find excellent
entertainment, we enjoy a brief season of rest, for
which we are truly-grateful. The -carea -of -our
; . public life press heavily of , lite, and we would
gladly shift the load to less weary heads' and
shoulder for a season. We find no better hotel
than the Parker House In all our travels. It Is
r hard-finished, new, quiet and clean, and It tablet
are supplied with everything but, fish, of
.which the average Astorian seems to have bad a
surfeit. Mr. 11. K. Parker, the landlord and owner
of the hotel, has lately built a steamboat for the
j river trade, called the t.Tara Parker, a very pleas-
snt liit, mui I'm nucleus of a proni jwjj ndeie nd-
ent llne.Oii Monday, the 7th, there were three
river excursions from Astoria to accessible points,
all well patronliel by orderly citizens, while the
"cli urcheweTecor ;res poTid i ngly empty. We may
lament as we may over the fact of a "church sea
son," but it Is becoming as fashionable as' the
opera-or theatrical season, and nobody seems able
.to belp It, since all preachers must go a-Surnmer-Ing.
It Is only editors, printers, farmers, clerks,
.mechanics, bakers,, mi Ik men,-woks, house wires
and political missionaries that can't afford vaca
te realize this as the Clara Parker steams
tnrwdYouiig'i 1 IltverTTttT'wTIety'wTtr
love to go only we've agreed to lecture t Upper
Astoria. But we let Master Ilalph go, as a mat
. . A LAD'S FIRST KKFOKT.
Aktokia, August 7, IHI.
To run F.nmiR v the New Xortii wkmt : '. -This
Is my-first attempt at rexrtingso I beg
yoti to not expect too much of me,
give our yeronaLcorivlctlas-4MjKH'rning It nrxl-Hrtnartiiwn nirnittyntlrr
We must, not omit to mention the Catholic fair,
which closed a most successful lottery season lust
Saturday evening. Women and girls who do not
wrant to vote, for. fear of being "jostled by men at
the spoils," elbowed their way through crowded
aisles Und buttou-holed meu.for Vchnce'r-with
perfect freedom, and no- man molested them.
They could do' no Vorse at the polls, even where
there was no tyftem or semblance of order ; and,
with the regulations women will help to Inaugu
rate, there will be no chance for "Joslttng'T W
election day. There: Ought to be none at fairs,
either, - .,
Miss Mollis Burk,-Af Portland, worked faithfully
at the fair to aid the No. 2 fire company In pro
curing votes enough to secure a fine silver trumpet
over No. l's, who also had diligent workers In the
flehL No - were - successful, and -they held - a
meeting a little while ago and thanked the young
lady In a substantial way by presenting her with
a ring and pair ot bracelets. The fair was a finan
cial success and netted heavily for the Astoria
hospital. ' A. S. I. u
JLateb. The lecture is over and.we're not half
so tired as before it began. There Was a tine audi
ence and the bestof orderrrjust what will be our
next move on the public checker-board we cannot
decide before mornjng, and then this will be on
the way to the printer. Master IUlph Is sound
aslee X hftUsleI7probbTyiyliTsTa
terday as a "reporter." -The tide Is coming In,
lap, lap, lapping around -the pile beneath the
lafteil6Tjs1fioor7mTid trundltrrg truoks" triateT
rumbling noises on the busy wharves hard by.
Goodnight. ' ' ' ' " A. H. I).
, Mrs, Amelia Lewis, editor of rood atul Health,
speaks thus of Tannerlsm : "The poor, chlldsh
exhibitions of starving people teach us nothing,
for the process hMwealelienheTL7Tnforer
aoIiQ ope who haa erex undeigojQe.thft.ordcal.of 1
fasting from solid food will again be the same Vljfc.
mm in iimi . .mill uiiimniiiiiim r"' i rwi --rlir - J - 1 "
orous being as far as intellect Is concerned. We
venture to assert this In the teeth' of all that may
be said to the contrary." ' .
To THE KMTOK lr THE Jtrw .NORTIIWKMT I
: .The iiew edition of the -New Testament having
been sold and, read , among the people, ami most
oH hem having had their say, yoyr liumhle wrv
aiit thinks that he must also'offer a' few remarks.
The'' first say of mhie I that tlie late edition is
Inore 1iklTthe"lloniair Cath Testament, and
'that the itext Protestant translation will be the
exact copy of the present Catholic Testament.
Now, If we Protestants are compelled to copy both
theCatholic Hibleand the New Testament, which
your humble servant now favors why not all of
us go to the. Catholic book stores and buy a cheap
and more J ruecppya mLa.tj0nco.juft ved.one.with
all of theltible turmoil?, ,
I have been reading the Catholic Bible, and find
there some twenty or more books than In any and
all of the present" Protestant lilblea and Testa
ments and I also find there who he Writers all
were and what their motives all were wTien writ
ing those curious hooka. I find in the. sixteenth
chapter of Kdrus that the following named per
sons, Larea, - Dabra, Selemla, Kcanus and Asiel
wrote the 'dreams of FjKlras In the short erlod of
forty , days. They - wrote two ' hundred and four
lookav seyrnty-ttrbe-shown only tothe wlse7thatrjij
Is to say, such as. wear gowns and blinds and other
asendages that .would be In their way In earning
the com men jvr-ople might learn enough to com
pel the men of cowl and gown to earn their own
living, caused", them to throw away one humlre!
and thirty-five books; and now, it the common
hent would only throw away t herest of the lllble,
the men of great learning and wlwlom would, un
like all Jndians, have to go to Work 'or become
common vagrants and tramps, which In the future
they will 1k; ..The Indian's religion is so gtiol
that he will not earn-hs own living, butf compel
his harem of sjuaws to do all of the work ; and
among all of the religious teachers there Is the
-mnW l-nr1'"'1""" 1 f phrnnirt tij I sksI t ion
to avoid physical labor and to live off the p
of the toll of others. .GoI worship, man worship,
and beast ami Image worship, all seem to produce
the same results that Is to say, the desire to be
Idle missionaries of some kind among some people.
- And now, In conclusion, let me give my opinion
and that is flmt'the total abolition of physical
bi-fore the law, that all might enjoy the sa
munities anl privileges, would have a tendency to
make gotts of men and men of the present goda, end
teach u that all Inspiration Is of men and women
only, and that God never deviates from the same
natural law to fulfill his work
Truth needs no lna1nvMfn Ut h-lle It;-
TU uatural.sll mr rftuly to rm-lv it;
. U-nettU- wt the force f rlest tr tm-Utn -
At one to rhunite nil hunisn af Ion.
The steamer "Clara Parker" was going with an
excertlon .party to Youngs river falls on Sunday,
'the 7th and Mr. Parker, that's the owner of the
tMiotuJnvitHj me to go along as. reMrter, and I
agreed, so I will try. y
She left the Astoria dock, the, boat did, at nine
o'clock. - It, was cloudy but dry, that Is all but
the water, which was pretty wet.
There was a crowd of us, with the women, babies
and lunch baskets to take care of.
We steamed- down the Columbia for, I don't
know-Jiow long, and then we turned Into a river
that , Is very small, and that I guess, Is why they
call It Youngs river. . ;
We'got within two miles of the falls on high
tide, and then we landed and set out afoot,1 headed
by a boy who said he new the way. 'He Jed us
over hills, logs, and rough ground In general and
we finally reached the falls all tired out. They
are about 03 feet high ad are very beautiful. I
met Mr. Mulkejfof Portland and loaned him' my
hook and line, and he caught me a few trout. , We
went back 'to ' the bout by a better path than the
boy-toad- led.tis. As the boat was trying to-dodge
the snags on her way dowu Youngs river on low
tide her stern caught upon a rotten log and broke
It (not the buatbut tlifc log) in iktIcs.
was standing on the back part of-tle lower deck
by the wheel who would have been knocked over
board, If' he had not been holding to an Iron rod
running along the side of the boat, but he was
couverefJLwHh pecles of the decayed wood.
lThLStemer re turnetL to Astoria at six o'clock
I had a good time. . ' H. It. P.
man 1 1
Blood and Victoria Woodhull, as has been an
nounced, but IslanTrish heiress.
A It K WOM EN S LA VJ-K? ;
.Jltt.r'lo tlie New York Hu,j ;
To THK F,IIT)K S'V; "Woiiunar not'slavea,"
you say. liet us see : ' .'
The founders of this Goverunicut called t he ni
sei ve slaves bcause they were taxinl without
reiret'Utatiu n Ytth-Ia very -In-whleh-- they -lived.
under George lllwwas n large aiuLliberaJi
freelom compared with the condition of the wom
en of this country.
nder'GJorge, the King, nuyrefathers were
free to pursue any pnfession their intellect or in
Tlie women of America are debarred the lucra
1 1 re-profession. ' r ''" "
Under George, the King, the lept, our fore
fathers were free to aspire to any ofllce lower thflb
- The 'wbmen of-Amerlca may not aplre to the
humblest office In the gift of the JM-opIe. v
Under George, the King, if accused of any of
fense, etty o H'nal,our forefatliera were tried by
Juries of their peers, mid sentenced by Judges who
were only their equals before the law;
It-accused- of - any offense, letty or penal, the
women of this falsely called republio are tried by ,
urTes of master and sentenced by Julgen who in
their sovereigns by the accident of sexi " ' .
When oneclasof men hold absolute MHer over
Another clasM, . tli whl te men 1 n t he SHit Ironc"
liebl oyer the bNek, we call the one a master class
and the other a slave class. ' j . . - -
So, when one sex holds absolute rule over til
other, as men hold over women, the one Is
master, sex and the other is a slavo sex ; and It
the Suh deny this hard fact, we' would like to hear
the grounds on which It can base such denial. "
We arc not only taxed without representation, .
anI governol without our own consent, but from),
birth to death we labor under such a loul of legal .
disabilities as only abject slaves endure. ,. -
lioors of learning are closed to our am.bl.tion.
. OfllceM of honor and profit forbidifen. -
In alltlojiJIiithese wrongs, everyJnMltution
In the land.'Uklng Its tone from the law, whlch
holds us Inferior to the males of our kind, also
I looks upon us as inferior, -thereby overwhelmlnfc
us with untold and uncounted .humiliations and
ffhe churches conaUler-the best-of-or-sea-aatUr--worthy
to enter. their pulpits; while the sinful'
they seem to look tipon as having no part In tl ...
plau of salvation. ' ' "r.;
Medicine deems us unfit lo practice its theraeu-:
tie, Even the mechanical trade of dentistry
fancies it may elevate Itself among the learned
profession by exjidudlng womeu from lts pructlce.
The tribunals of so-callel Justice forbid women
to enter their courts save as criminals to be trie
by jttrics; uf masters and srntewtiJjjiJatgtw who
are their sovereigns by the accident of sex. If
this Is not slavery, what Is It? Would tb editor
of the A'mm fed that he was a free man were lie tn
this condition ? . Thousands anfl.thousaiul of ns-.
groes In the old time had good masters) who gave
them long roe; were they any Icsi slaves ?
"Men will not-study- this question.; 'Sex bias so
distorts the Jwlgment, they cannot see t might.
Atwut a month ago Governor Iong, of M,HHsnchu
si'tts, made a speech in Boston from a Woman
Suflrage platform, advocating the cause 011 the
ground of woinau'a abstract right to sittrraget.
Governor Iong statel, however, that he brought '
uo enthusiasm to the cause, Itcc ause be did notr
see any. suffering that came from women's, en
slavement, or any good that would come from her"
freedom. Tills., was precisely the position of the
Southera.plantersln the old time. Many of them
admitted Uje abstract right of all men to 1rdomi7
but saw no need In the negro's case, he was ao
contented andwell off tinder his master's govern
ment! . ... -7 ... '. .. 7-
Thinking women, who look from fleets
causes, see a million evILt resulting from slavery, J
Every wlfe-lsBatngJs directly chargeable to the
law, which tells the man that he Is the superior
the governor, she the Inferior, the subject Every
street-walker I directly chargeable to the law.
Prostitution is ah unnatural tralo Is dint tfy'op
sel to the Ingrained physical laws that should ,
govef-wo4n4--TbelKiribUt- trade bv the out -growth
of the unnatural condition of alwdutc sub
jection of women to mcn.r Firmly convinced of
htW) any wnil,,t.hHuvmi.p l,rng to
sxlvN;acy of this cause all the enthusiasm of their
miTs? EMXAnETir Avery XfKn:wnTitRR.
Mr. M. P. Brewster, of Wesley Station. Iowa,
writes t "Knclosed please find &V00 for your val-
uableVpertloiijeserTethe symjtby ami co-' J
operation of every woman In the laud for your
indefatigable labors I n-thercause of woman's)-?
r Miss Blood, who was reeenttv msertoH tn Tw. I ..,..l..t 1.... iii,.. tU V
mm,. pMi.iiy.lirr-Y - '"H-Tr-' wT-r-n - - ' -"" " t 1 Wiw m. mwnm f jl l iWlg
iiou w ixjni yHipueii, is noi auaugnier 01 uoionei
will of one who Is heart and soul In your great
work, and the wish that your effort may ere
be crowned with sUoeeas." " -v "
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