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About The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1881)
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ATTKNIM A FIONKKK HKL'NIOXt..KALU IU,
AX1 HAS A UOOI TIME OKNKKALi.Y.
1J . y JAOKHONVH.I.R, September 1, 181. -w
Ta tub Rkamciw or thk Nkw Nokthwkst:
' The Insideof the California and Oregon stage-coach"
was crowded witli passengers on -the even
ting of the 12th Instant'when yourorreHpiindent
climbed to the welcome niitside seat above the
boot and took her place on a lofty pereh, bound
for an all-night ;,rjde In the dust and gloom of an
" Indian Summer nlght Reside her, upon the one
hand, was the nkillful manager of the spanking
six-in-hand, whojofflciates at pnee as conductor,
engineer and brakeman, and upon the other fat
Al. Holman, the wide-awake young representa
tive of the Oreyonian, llkewisedjound for Jackson
"Theroad from Roseburg -Jo-Myrtle Crrckj-ls J
i rough ami mountainous, grandly picturesque in
the gloom of evening, and would of course be
"""" doubly so by moonlight. The moon was, hehlti
Hi me on this, occasion, and a lively controversy a
to its probable time of rising. occurred between
" Tbbe, the driveruand George, a station hand, who
was perched behind us on the coach.
''Bhell be u and shining by the time we reach
" the i Myrtle Creek station,'!, said Tobe, '
1Betyotfa"gall6,ji ooap"you "wourseeTlief at
"Myrtle Creek," said George. "
"Het a M-ash-board against your soap.". ' ;
' "Done." " , ".. " . '
Nothing more Was said for half an hour. Their
Al. saw a luminous glow creeping up the horizon's
edge, and exclaimed : . ...
- "''"here's your moon !" . " ,
VTaihdeluslon. It was only a forest Are. "
"Let that wash-board be of double zinc, ribbed
.back, and- latest pattern' sahj (Jeorge, exultantly.
After another' half hour we came to a low In
denture In the adjacent mountain chain, and
there, sure enough, was Luna,. shining serenely In
our faces from beneath a cap of,shadow that, gave
her a'gjbbous shape.
sits the hlstoriOdwlTofJacksonvUle, Every
thing is-quiet, and we descend from our lofty
perch and meet Madame Holt at her splendid
jbrlek hotels atulhe proves the most hospitable of
landladies as she conducts her dust-Iauen guest to
a pleasant chamber; where plenty pf soap aiid
water soon transform us from a dusty pyramid to
a clean but sleepy mortal.
After fifteen hours of uninterrupted slumber, we
descend to a breakfastilt tor 4v royal feast.-" Every-,
body marvels that Madame Holt can give so much
griod foodifor the reasonable charges she makes.
Broiled. chicken, beefsteaks smotheredJu. butter,
steaks and onions, fish, ham and eggs, biscuit, hot
cakes, coffee with genuine cream, native wine if
you want ft, and fruits liv abundance, form her
breakfast miUinae. 'with dinner and.. supper In
gallon o' soap on my wash-
MI turn In that
bill," said Tobe.
. And so on,' alternately, soap was ahead in the
sags, aud wash-board were at a premium In other
jplaces, till , we reached Myrtle Creek, when the bet
rVjaadecTded a."draw,'nheTu"oon beiug neither up
nor down because of the undulations of tjie moun
tains and the road. - . " ,
Al,l point we changed horses for a slower
. team, and on we went up the South Umpqua Val
ley, through a region passing beautiful, some-tlmes-encountering
narrow grades, and again
emerging Into little vales, the busy river upon the
light ana the tree-clad mountains upon elthert address
hand, with here and there a silent' farm-house
'. plercitlg the drowsy air with Its bumble Toof as It
'. sat asleep by the roadside.: , ,. 'V.''.,.. :
George left us at Myrtle Creek, and Tobe,at
Levens' station. We had learned to appreciate
Tobe, and felt sorrjtio partjaJih-so gcnxl a driver.
But here was his home station, arid our los was
his gain, for he was weary enough with his six
hours' struggle with six horses, and it was hs
time for rest. The new d ri ver jroved an interest
ing oddity. Al. and ourseif theoretically drew
atraws for choice, and the"soap story" fell to us,
,jelse we should like to tell the "horse anmlote,?'
for which see Orcyoniqn. '
The night seemed a week In length. '"The air
grew chilly and the miles interminably long; Hut
the gray of the morning came at last, bringing us
to the breakfast station and a -roarlng pitch-wood
Are. In twenty minutes we were off again, re-
rcstred.-but otrfwrj laxyrThetiou rs f olTed bhTIhe
un mounted high In the heavens, the dust thick
ened and. the hones lagged, but by dint of constant
whipping they made tolerably time.
. The Fouth Umpqua Itlver was left far In the
rear, and Ilogue Iliver, about its equal in volume,
but prettier, If possible, In character, came Into
sight. Gold fields began to abound, deserted now,
and diy The bosomnrtr-flture has beFiFcurind
scarified In a shameful manner In these parched
areas, as though a cancer had left it horrible ray
ages every where ravages that the wounded earth
ctiuld never heal. . '
Noon, and Uock Point. ; "Twenty minutes for
dinner." We bolt the meal arid bowl ahead, The
"narrowValleylslfldening now, and we are near
Ing Jacksonville. Away to our left, In the hazy
distance, the beautifu) Umpqua Prairie spreads Its
ample lap freighted with Autumn's richest boun
, ties. It Is tike Camas Prairie In Idaho, or rTpokan
.' Prairie In Washington. It Is like Salem Prairie
In Marion or the plains of Washington or IJn'n
m iimiiii i sun mi win iiiiiMisiarnamrW I ra-nf"TrTTTr
'blirTu" gcueralTfiTes U Is sUrklugly similar
Yonder, at the base of an amphitheater of tree
studded hills, diversified here and there by farms
And vineyards that creep down to the level edges,
proportion. Vet the Madame-"wlxo has rearel.
this hotel as. a monument, to her own industry,
has no voice In the disositlon of her heavy taxes,
while any Irresponsible beer-slinger of-Jhe pro
tecting sex caityoteto tax her proierty to suit
himsir.'J'.-l' -" ' ;- : ' ..lit"
" Thursday was pioneers Day. The reunion, was
to te held at Anhland, and Madame Holt' placed
an elegant livery team at our disposa'), and fur
nisheil a driver, also at her own expense ;"B cour
tesy for which we are duly grateful, asall ether
teams were In use, and but for her hospitality we
should have missed what proved a most enjoyable
day' - . ' .. -.' ' .;..T - rr - '
"The ifflve'of' fifteen miles from Jacksonville was
wnmeriiar? jointly )tAtd lo nil Ihepnllon, we msy look
for (lie following reKiilU; . y
; . Flntt A revlloif of the CotullMitlon, which the clear In-
llnda of wntiten will we to be nw-wwary. .
-' HccqtiiI The adjunlmpnt of Indian' afTiilrn, for the nUm!
benefltof tioth racea.
Tlilnl The ublltutlon of arhlf ration for war. , '"
Fourth Thrdiwharse of the arniy,unl a treat reduction'
of taxes. ".'7 r . - -' '
Flrth Equal psy for eqial work, In all -vocal Ionic
With Kwer and beUrr children, with their Increaae
mportoned to t he Increaaed rat loof the production of fod.
8even( h The rulf aclence, livatead of olaolete creeda.
tHhrr menaureai of equnt Importapce will be adopted In
due time athe world advance In liiU'lllicenc.
In the course of his remarks he referred to "Mrs,
Grundy," who, herald, waA no doubt In the au
dience, but he must- risk, offending -her, for he
tnusClell the truth though the heavens fell.
. Ex-Representati ve Smith, who was on the plat
form, undertook to correct Mr. lleeson. "You
mean Mr. I)unitcay! he exclaimed, with the
voice of a Btentor, "That's the lady's name
Dun'tway!" he repeatelr amid roars of laughter.
Tl good old speaker kindly ex plained the mean
ing of the mythical character, and went on with
his address. ' ' -
The next speaker was the distlngufched gentle
man above namei, who related several pioneer
Incidents connected with tlie famous Donner pajrjy.
of which he was a member, his language being
original If not elegant. , " 7 '
Mr. EK. Anderson, who is one of the leading
"WHAT TO WEAK AND HOW." No, II.
accomplished witltout accident. The lnsufTerable
heat , of, previous days gave-wa to balnxy air and
Indian Summer sunshine. Upon the right rolled
the beautiful foothills, aniupon the lefi lay the
expansjve valley of the Ilogue Hlver, narrowing,
after leaving Phrnlx, till it came to an abrupt
euclosur'e of . picturesque mountain scenery, at
whoso feet sattheflnely locatetl town of Ashland,
with all her people arrayed for a holiday
After a brief Test at the hotel, we accompanied
the moving crowd t6 an alder grove, under whose
shade a . speaker's stand and band's and choir's
platform looked pleasingly down upon a semi
circular succession of temporary seals. Music by
the band was followed hy a fervent prayer burlier
Mr. WllIlani.TTherehoir, 'under - the musical
supen islon of Miss Ella Scott (a beloved relative
and old-time pupil of thejinderslghed sang "A
Hundred "Years Ago" Jn spirited style. 'Judge
McGee Dayvread.ap'propriate resolutions on the
dcattrof H. It. Gritlln and Ivl Tiiikham, and the
choir sang "Years of Our. Childhood." Judge
Hutrman, President of the" Society, then an
nounced that no regular sjeaker had beenchonen
for. the dayi and as .your corresjwndent had Te
cently arrived in Southern Oregon and was now
in the audience, she was respectfully Invited to
the ' Pioneers. . We were taken off-ouj.
guard and out of our line, but we did the best we
could, our theme taking a wide range, the large
audience According it- the-mot respectful Atten
tion, and st;veral voices crying u.yo on,.When, at
end of the hourVeflbrt, we resinned our seat!' The
amp-fires of the Pioneers have died out, hut the
hearts of the survivors "are yet warm, and their
hospitality Is unchangeable to the last, .
The choir sang a concluding chorusf nl the
crowd formed Into companies according to their
dates as Pioneers, "4-" coming first,, then '4($; and
so on to Immigrants of '52, and marched to martial
music Into the depflis of an adjoining grove,
where a' bountiful feast was spread iijKn snowy
tables" festooned at the ends by arches' of old
fashionel flowers as appropriate as beautiful.
Mr. E. K. Anderson, the Marshal of the Day,
proved a veritable general In his arrangernent of
the companies, and pioneer women by scores
pasednmylTi loaded tables"
feeding pioneer men and women by hund re Is.
After dinner came a genuine old-time reunion j
and band-shaking among all the people. Many
acquaintances made.by ourselLtwo years ago at
the Fourth of July celebration at Willow Springs
were present. Hosts of new friends were made,
and it was indeed pleasant to be there. " ' .'
ffeFliirhour"br lwdn6fmIarcon verse, iHus
crowd returned to the speakers' grove, and After
dinner speeches became the order. Father Becaon
spoke first, and though seventy-eight years old,!.
prove4blmsclfabletQnterest, the. thinking
multitude , with "bed-rock facts" in a speech of
great pith and power. Among other things, he
said: . ,-'
-It was recorded tn hlUry by Oonfuclu, rnany centuries
before, the t'hrtsljan era, and eonrirnied by Chrlat In the
aame positive command, that we nhould do unto other aa
we would J)av them do onto ua-unto women as welt as
onto men which remlnda ua of the bedVock 'act that
woman, he In co-equal with man In the.orlg-ln and destiny
of the race, her nalliral r1ht la co-eijual with hU Inlta dv
eminent, stid that until liertnfliicTiicla-jijHwjBtflatiJoe
was folio wel by lr.
lose ' names we did not
food In i
n bile arTalra w It la lnja wcjj-grljjcj
will cinuuue in a nui or uiHanilsneii unrest. Ilka
children bereft of a mother's ear. ..This brings uatothe
ad.jutik.iactlht bc.Ucr mra. and methotU. cannot be uw-
til mothers are provided, with better conditions for their
production. Wbea this Is dons, and the beat men and
JPflPtAsn land J henajM)ke..ojrJlft.ea,ni!.nwtesA.
and, ilke-Mr. lleeson, made a. rousing Woman
runrage argument, lie
Kahler and others w
We were calletTupon tomakethecloslug speech,
and' considerable pleasantry occurred between
friend Smith and ourseif over his Innocent but
laughable mistake In regard to "Mrs. Grundy."
The crowd broke up in the Jollies t of humors,
and we returned to Jacksonville In good spirits, re
alizlng as never before that " ""
. MTh Rosl time' coining Is al moat bere.w
, And now7 for several days, we have been Idle,
owing to a return of the.severe Indisposition that
laid uaby at Hoseburg. There's no us la talking!
forty-seven lsa't twenty-five, and all the ambi tion
you can muster will not cause mother Nature to
rebate ,one Jot or tittle of her rigorousdemands tor
occasional, relaxat jm when you are nearlng the
summit of life's meridian. We are being royally
oared for by-Mada nie-1 lolt, and -have IumI rw end
of hospRabfe attention from many other friends.
We are feeling better new and will soon be able to
lecture. ThePlymales, Cardwells, Dowel Is, lkek
mans, Kinney's and many others have been spe
cially obliging, and the el I tors of the Xcntinrl,
Tone and Tidiny are as courteous arid fair toward
ourseif and mission as any lady could desire. .
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The Middleton (N. Y.) Scntinrl makes this brief
argument In favor of Woman Suffrage : "No In
telligent person, would jdarre assertlnthia age of
enlightenment that a man should choose a rellgicni
for his. wlfe-yetrhls Choosljig laws and offiecra.lor
her Is ejually unsanctioned by reason and Justice.
It therefore follows, that the unjust restrictions
now preventing women from choosing their rulers
ought to be removed; that the consent "of r gov
erned, women to the government over them is the
only proper derivation of the power of such gov
ernment ; and that women rightfully ought to have
the same tiolitlcat equality with man thathe un
doubtelly possesses to choose her religion for her
ielf." , - . '
On a recent Sunday, three of the six pulpits of
Nantucket, It. I., were filled by women. Rev.
Miss Louise S. Kaker was at the Congregational
Church, Rev. Mrs. Pho?be A. Hansford at the
V A I.AUY WHO KMIWH.
Unitarian, and ReyTSrri. F. ElITs (colored) of New
Bedford at thejlored. naptst.CJjurcluWomea
also hold many other positions usually monopo
lized by men, the most noticeable being that of
flagman at the railroad crossing. This Is the nor
mal condition of affairs in a community where
women outnumber the men sixteen to one. .
TAt af ecentrsoclal gathering In Edlnburgha
gentleman asked Mrs. Duncan Maclaren, one of
the most prominent of the Woman Suffragists of
Scotland, "what sort of husbands the ladies hatl
who sfH-ike so bitterly ami harshly on the subject
of the I'Voperty of marrieI women." She promptly
replied : "Indies who have, good husbands are
Hie only ones who dare to speak on the subject."
The sharpness of the retort Is only exceeded by
the amount of plain truth It contains. ;. . ,
From the New York JltntUlx. '."Can a nation,
already eufeebled and eflemluated by smoking,
long endure the strain of drink? What kind of
r h J hire na 111, the ntxi grnsratlon ha? .JL man
steady nerves JtnajrJtnow-enough to turn off the
gas when he joes to bed, but he will be exoeptlon
ally fortunate ifils cldKlren have tense enough
to do anylhlngat alL" ' - r
In cities and cultivated circles, where frequent
association with the world of fashion leads un
consciously to the appropriate selection of suita
ble clothing for all occasions, it is comparatively
seldom that one beholds a woman who Is made
ridiculous by hejf'jfs7-6ut In eo'uiitry places,
where, the llml of .rustic range, is compassed by ... .
village balls and rural meetings in secluded
churches, there Is often a conspicuous lack of fit
ness In the selection of apparel, which subjects
those who attempt any sort of display, on the rare
occasions when they stray far from -home, Ur no
small amount of ridicule, And, as this pnper
upon "MiaJLtit.Wear ami, How" Is not planned
so' much for the benefit of those who can see for
themselves in the cities as for those who live in
the rural districts, but occasionally make short
Journeys, It will chiefly relate to the proper hot'
rau i for a country or 'Village bride. . '
Not-long since, as the writer was returning from
a short, rver excursion, an elderlj- bridegroom
came aboanl at a way station, beside him, aud
confidingly leaning upon his arm, a young bride,
TfesTTfrom some secluded farm-house, -beilecked-from
head to foot In white apparel, even to veil and
sllpperB.1Orange blossoms werecouspicuous among
the white ribbons on her flowing but uoTftbulTdant
hali and ft huge cluster 6f the same dejit'ridetl fronTi
fussy bunch of tulleand satin In her miraculous haU
Theday Mas-raw and chilly, and everybody'else
was wrapied in shawls or cloaks; bat the bride,
who was evidently abroad on a mission of display,
shivered beneath -a fleecy white Shetland scarf, -her
purple-arms contrasting strongly with- her.
white kid gloves, and her flushed face glowing
through lite square of blonde which formed her
veil. It was well for her peace of mind that she
did not understand the nature of the sensation
she was creating among-passengers and crew.--Hut,
In order-Hhat any bride, of the future wiio
may read this may. tie spared frosn .becoming the
laiiphtnpatMdrjftrveIlny rflmpsnlsiin nil III
weddig-tmrfTTnswell that some plain directions
be chrotjjeied here for her assistatice. -
If tire wedding- takes place at home ami in the
evening, a complete outfit of white for the occa
sion Is both profierand becoming. The dress need
notbe exiH5iisryerA J.imple JwhJtemu.II4..Mrlth
flouncl's trimmed in white lace, with facings and
lieadlngs of satin if made up at home, need not
tulle, with trimmings of white ns's lii the hair
and at the throat (natural flowers are best), with
white kid gloves and 'shoes, completes the outer
tollet,whjclit after, thefes.t I ve even I ng, should be
religiously laid away, never to be worn again. A '
bride who cannot afford a special dress, however
cheapo for such a ceremony, cannot properly afford
to get married at all. The. wrlter,'who was a country
jrirl a quarter of a century agowould gladly give
a hundred times Its value for her never-forgotten
but long ago vanished bridal dress.
If a bridal tour- a fashionable -folly at best
must be taken, the bride should' studiously avoid
any display of her new relation in matters of toi
let. Such displays always give occasion for aside
remark! from lookers-on which would entirely de
stroy the self-consciousness of the Interested party
could she but hear them- The traveling dress
should have nothing "bridal" about ft. '4 1 Is ap
propriately made for a bride In the middle sta
tions of gray cashmere, camel's hair or other
woolen material, trimmed with novelty goods of
corresfmndi ngcolor with .gloves', vel I and travel log
hat to match. No flowers or flowing ribbons should
be worn on the hat or I n the hal r. The hat should be
or taste,trlmmed wllnostricii plumes to match, ami
bows of gray satin (pieces of the novelty goods wlth
which the dress' Is finished will look equally well),
mounted by a handsome bronxe buckle trxilqrrUe.,
A broad white necktie of fine mull, edged with
two rows of fulled lace and tid In a large bow at
the throat, will give the, suit a stylish, finished
look without being at all suggestive.
For receptions or Evening visits, a grxsl silk Is
the cheapest ilthb longunf even for a bride of
moderate means, as the material, until worn out, -is
never shabby, ami can Je made over In numer-"
ous ways as long as the pieces of It are sufllHcntty
whole to obstruct shelled corn. For a bride who
can afford but oae silk dress, a Mack should be -chosen
by all means. Such dresses are comparai
lively Juexpeuslve now. kml when made tip with
Jet trimmings, of which nimble fingers at hotne
can construct greatTirletriTarexlreiieTyiu
ate cost, are ny enough for any occasion If worn
with white rucnlngs and laces at throat, bosom,
and wrist", relieved for evening wear by white
gloves and natural flowers.
If the bride cannot afford silk, she ran make a
tolerable substitute of fine glased linen, cambric,
In black; bronze or navy blue, trimmed with nar
row pipings of white at the head of folds and kilt
or bmplalt fluu hit b. lu uit'U.TcT;Tlirtf
ways saiwpnrl Ui-sBrrminKlwB7iftttc
clothing Is exceedingly out of place on rsg carpets
or naked floors, and cheap clothing looks shabby
by the sldeof elegant farnlture.Th eternal flt-
ness of things" Is more frequently I'iaregarded la
dreaa than In aught else. --j,-.