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WOMEN'S! rO.XOOi.M'KIEKTIXdS A J.rMKMOjaAl.
Bt:uVl(:H IX KVMI'ATIIY WITH Til tTWli K XT
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TO TH RkAUKKIdV Till NtW XoKTIIliTi
-Th ad news that the greut calamity which for
eighty days had brooded ever 'the entire world
with its wings of BaduesH had at lat culminated
lu the. death of the nation's patient has paralyzed
biisine4 Yof .Lhe weekpeveti in this remote. jMirt of
the great domain over which James A. Garfield
-had beerf called to preside a Us Chief Jifagistrate.
The news feachejl Jacksonville at'8 a. M. on Tues
day, the 20th intttant. All busiuess was at-once
suspended. . Stores, hotels and dwellings were fes
tooned In mourning, anpreparat Ions fotthe'final
obsequies occunlede very body's time and thoughts.
The undersigned had lectured on the previous
evening, In presence of a large and respectful
auditory, and had afterward been the recipient of
-A band .serenade, which made a universal sensa-
prises,- as we" hope to do on our return.
Thuis lay, the 221, and we take the stage for Ash
rsexled by thfrstartHngrthtmglraoH1" nChmnwi,
pasiproi xnvi. rM cirurcu in vorvauis, iu wiiom
we are pleased to And a progressive thinker and
courteous gentleman, awake, to the intellectual
demands of the age, and pf ourse.a consistent
unexpected, announcement that the nation. was
In mourning. ' - . . r - - -
The City Council called a mtietlng on Tuesday
' evening, and elected a committee of arrangements
for the purpose of observiug the obsequies on a
large scale on the forthcoming funeral day. The
women of 'Jacksonville then decided to hold a
memorial service, or Woman's condolence meet
ing, which convened on Wednesday eveuTng lu
v Holt's Hal.land was largely atteiuled by the very
best people. Mrs.N. A: Dowell, wife of Judge 11.
F. Dowell, fouuder of the Jacksonville Sentinel,
' presided at the; meeting, and made the opening
add refs. This lady frequently ditinguilied her-
self, during her husband's absences from home
- while the Sentinel was 4u. his possession, by con
ducting that Journal with the vigor amrabiliiy of
an editor to the manor born. - The paper was lie
publican In politics, and she Is said to have provetl
. herself able to I'out-'Herod Hero!" in waging an
aggressive campaign against the Democratic hosts
.' that menaced her. ... Partisan strifels ' happily
,' slumbering now, and Democrats and Republicans
"puns goou-uaiureu jokcs ai earn otne
over their former differences,-and .'.the. resuitt is
. Uf the committee or ladles whor managed the
women's condolence meeting, antl to whom, wltji
JlJaJj!owLr8,a jd as nesidlngbftk-eri Its snore
. was attributable, are Mrs. J. McCully, Mrs. W. J.
Plymale, Mrs. J Kinney, Miss - A.- Ross, Mrs.
-Kju bt it Aunt iejRanu ng (a ven erableladyj ngray:
nair and snowy cap border whose years arid grace
renuerea ner conspicuous among the younger oc
cupants of the platforn), Mrs. J. A. Cardwell and
daughters, Madame Holt, and many other, whose
names we cannot now recall. Though unaccusr,
tomed to presiding over public assemblies, Mrs.
Dowell proved equarto the occasion In every ar
-tlcular. Her address was characterized by appro
- priateness, feeling, and faultless diction, and would
have reflected credit upon any famous woman of
the East -Uev. lWrfcliarry pastor of the M. E.
church, officiated as chaplain, and the excellent
- brass band of Jacksonville, of "which lnrfeMior4 t,on "Ptrsed. to their homes, while we repaired
Smith is an abe and obliging leader, favored the.
meeting with funeral music, as sweet and sad as
It waaJKelcome and appropriate. The following
resolutions, read by Miss Isa McCully, were unani
mously adopted : . , ,
WKKCAS, la times of a common clmltjr, womln,
equally with men, are Interested In Uln e predion to
tbs grief th( on n orruion like he prenent In voluntarily
well up from every overburdened bert therefore,
"teioti-ntiThit we, ladles of Jacksonville, tlpMub far re
moved from the funeral pageant that (uarda the body of
our nation's dead, have hearts that beat In unison with the
. nation's woe, and our sighs are wafted from the land of the
-aettlng aunJo the far-off shores of the AUantlc spaa, wherej
lrlni(tnelhenr u In the ways oT nxefulnts by-her own.
perseveranwj.and l-allig her lllustrluus sn to fame
timiugh li'er "own '"Intelligent falthfuliieaa. ' ;- ' '
AV'i'',-Tiut we tx-iKlcrsy mpatliy and eondalenre to tbe-
PreiUleut' venerable morher,M.ay thoAnKI or
iwuk MHce to her angulnh-nf r'lrken heart and the. Anifel
of Ixve uiid Ii-leuil lu-rnftf.-l.T on llinxili the'r-liiulul'er'
of her JouriM-y-lowarUJier uewrby huven of eternal rest.
l!)trtt, Tlfut u vnxp( tln.e rcHoiutioiiH m forwnhlej
to the wlf lind thtvnioiherof our niartyri'd President. .' '.
. Your corresjiondent was then acconled an hour's
hearing, of which -we can only say that It came
froni the heart, and was received by the large as
sembly Ina manner thoroughly satlcfactory to
nurself and friends. : A funeralVllrge coucludetl
t h e e x erci sea a nd a 1 1 re t i red to t hei r homes pro
foundly impressed by the nallonarcalamlty that
has idrape! the World In mourning, ...
Our own physical Indisposition, added to" the
susenslon of business and general grief attemlant
Uioti the death of the isldentVliasTiindered us
much In jhe discharge of usual duties aud retarded
the dispatch .of regular business, aiiilwv are
obliged to leave Jacksonville for the .1 present
without, having taken note of its liill'erent enter-
ChrUtian. It w as mainly through me effort of
this gentleman In securing subscriptions that the
Ashland Academy-became tlie property of the
Conference and is now .in a flourishing-condition.
and took refuse In Houck's well-kept hotel, where
MrsHouck, onef of the most amiable of -land
ladies, made us welcome by-lier cozy fireside. Ot
the morrow we repaired to the hospitable home of
M p. anil Mrs. J.;:Thompon, where we were taken
in charge by the good wifewho pniceedtil at once
id administer jhyglenic remedies with such success
that when Saturday dawned we were able to assist
the bright young girls oTthe beautiful towu In
draping the Presbyterian church for a woman's
memorial service, which was held in the evening
I n the presence of a very large congregation. Mrs. J.
McCall, wlfeof one of Ashland's leadiug merchants,
presided lil this meeting, and though, like Mrs.
Duwi 11. nlif win ivholly iinusel to taking such
a tcason of Unrest and tossing, to remain within
its escribed boundaries, and henceforth strive to
atone In beauty for what lt-lack5i In further di-
menslonsAnd, yet ke valley Is not littler-- It ts
larger than French Prairie and Vawhlngtrrr4lalriH
combined, and equal to the valleys of the Luckla-
mute, the m Creole and the North amhlll
takiMr together, with a diversity of climate, soil,
productions and scenery quite eual to all of these.
The climate Is not too wet, nor Is It too d.ry. It Is
not generally too cold In Winter for comfort, and
Is not very often too hot InHummer for endurance.
Fruits, grain and vegetables flourish In wonderful
luxuriance, aria with as" little labor to', the' hus
Imndiuan a In any other partof IHie telnporatQ
The proprietors of Ashland saw and appreciated
these comblnel advantages, and did not overlook
theiaet that like county, beyond tne mountains,,
would necessarily tay tribute to her commercial
Interests If she' would provide herself with the
commodities of trade. Nor did they fall toee
that she must oue day In the near future become
a terminus for a railway enterprise, such as Is
now contemplated by surveyor already In the!
Meld. And they have built brick stores that would
ho M. k cTnTrcrrln: CoWalIIsnnwhOTabecrcdirt laiTltIernarectl grist jnllls
and woolen faclorle of ample dimensions, relying
upon the unrivaled wheat-of the valley and the
equally excellent wool of the plain and hill-sides
for an abundance of raw materlaL that can always
bp prtnluced In quantities to nieet the demand.
They have also built a college, which, though yet
in Its infancy, has formed the nucleus of a seat of
Jearnlpg.that may yet outrank a Dartmouth or a
for the country Is new, and Us most
positions, her manner wa that of a veteran In the
service. "Her address,, though brief, was logical,
telling, feeling, and appropriate, and many eyei
were batheMn tears as she depicted, Jn beautiful
and Impressive language, the sorrowful scenes In
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assassinaieu lesiueni, - anu ine neari-renuing
emotions of thefa4thful wife and ageil mother of
the n'atlqn' 1 1 1 ustiou Jiiead. Mr. Fraley ofllcl
ated as chaplain, and a well-trained choir, under
the supervision of Mr, WIHIts mPjMiss Hcott,
xllscoursed appropriate music, Miss Wagner pre
siding at the orgJiirv Resolutions of condolence,
analagous to those olfered by the ladies of Jack:
sonvllle, were read by Miss Kate Thornton and
unanimously adopted, after which came an hour's
talk by the undersigned, wTileb was .received
amidst the profoutidest and'niost Impressjvel
lence. The choir sang 4,AmerlcaVItev.,Mr. Hoyal
pronounced the benediction, and the great congre-
to our room at the hotel to write.'. this letter and
wrestle unsuccessfully with the fickle tyrant, sleeps
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they mingle with the sobs of the ml II Ions of other mourners
whom bereavement brings us together In the wall of a
common lamentation, cementing us anewTn one great
family that knows no North or Houth or East or West or 1
black or white or male or female, bond or free. ' -
WhrkKas, Iresldent Jamea-A. iarnHd, the- honored
bead of this mighty nation, has been stricken down by the
red band of an assassin whose name and character Inspire
every mother's heart with shuddering and horror; there
fore, - . ' "'
Jieolrl, That we will teach our sons to speak the cow
ardly murderer's name with contempt and loathing, and
our daughters to contemplate bis memory with scorn and
with the conjugal woes of the faithful wife of our martyred
President during the long period of public suspense that
baa at last ended In the universal calamity that we I ave
...convened to moorn. ' .
Jfaofrerf, That wilehderurlhcefesrcoddtence tortner
bereaved widow of the nation's honored dead, and point her
with trembling fingers toward the Better Land, where mur
. derera cannot enter, and where the may one day Join her
, loving bnsband In ablest reunion that no assassin's bullet
Can destroy." '.
Zesofwtf, That we remember with emulation the spirit of,
berolstn that prompted the estimable mother of our mar
tyred President to protect him and her three other helpless
where she sits lilt a gem upon the brow of nature.
directly under an arching tiara of tree-clad' sum
mits that roll away toward hcavcrr and seem to
sleep with their vernal crest against the obtrude
Ing sky. The houses are mostly new and taste
fully built, surrounded by gardens arrayed In
gorgeous drapery of flowers, rivaling the sun in
their brilliancy of coloring. Never wa a town
better supplied with running water, and never did
teolmf,Thatoarbear1ahavethrobbedlnpltylnfnnlson U,e people knOW better how to Utilize U to the
best advantage In beautifying lawns and gardens.
Housewives swap plants with one another with
whole-hearted generosity, and each vies with the
Other in the laudablettetnpt to have the greatest
variety and prettiest selection In rival door-yards.
Rogue River Valley looks a If It had sometime
rolled Itself away from some far-off parental foot
hill, andttbroadenIng and flattening In It course,
had at last met a mountainous' obstruction here,
with which It contended for a while, and then
s-..tt. thsinny rf ir,niy Ti.inwt.orwt, settled down In billowy undulation, content, after
sanguine friend have scarcely yt 1 magi netf its
future jxisslblllties. . The college I presided over
by Professor Rogers, with Mr. Royal, Miss Kate
Thornt6n; and Mr. Roger as assistants. The
comparative number of young ladies In attend
ance I a matter of surprise, and iheli superior
Intelligence Is a subject of much congratulation.
Any croaker, who. doubt the expediency of the
alvent of woman's equality before the law should
Visit the Ashland coj lege and become acpualtited
with Its lady students. ". .. -
There are two handsome churches In the town;
the lYesbyterian and the Methodist, lu the former
of which It was our good fortune to meet a large and
"respoctful audiencejH) the evening of the 28th ult.,
to whom weliHcmirHcd as best we couhl upon the
gospt'l of lilierty. Ve were -also favorel.by a
choir of well-trained voices, lel by Miss Ella
Hcottr The general appreciation accorded-our
Till! S!fIOR RMTOK IS KJI A MORE DOS' ROOfR Rl VRR VAI.LRT,
A!D FAIRLY RIIAI-MOMZRS OVRK Anil LAXI A5D PIKK- "
. SIX A flOSSIPT LRTTRR KVRRVBOIlT Ht.TH A COM- ,
HLlNRliT, ARD RVrRVTIIINO A RMNIMfV
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, - ' Pikknix, Or., October 1, 1881.
. Among all-the Ieatitlful towns we have visited
wlthltt the past ten years, we have not found one
more picturesque than Ashland; nestled asTshe I
under the hill atthehea4f IlogoeRiver Valleyrr HouckT-and the other by-Mrer-Viningrrrirr-
Through the courtesy of Mr. J. HrAtklnson, we
were cons uc ted through the woolen mills, and
were gratified to see the newest and liest htachin
ery In. rapid motion, turning out the very best
qualities' of flannels, cassl meres, fancy, cloths,
blankets, hose, etc. The demaml Is greater than
the supply, although the manufactured goods will
mou nt to a Tool trondred tliousa'ud dollars' worth
this year alone. Messrs. Thornton, Wagner, An
derson an Atkinson, the proprietors of these
mills, deserve great -credit for their enterprise.lu
building up so large an Industry In this great In
land .center. vQutte aTiurnbcrof-glrls.and women
And employment here, arid we are assured by the
gentlemanly superintendent that they -make
more faithful, steady and capable hand than
average men. Another evidence that the en
forced kitchen sphere of most women is not a nor
mal one.i:l L: - " '"' '
Tle grist mill belonging to Mr. Jacob Wagner
Is noted for the excellent .quality of Its bread
stuffy due In part to suerlor wheat and In part
to the mill and the miller, all being first-class In
Of the merchants of Ashland, Messrs. McCall
and Atkinson are leaders, though there are others
.who do a thriving business.'
' Tlie two , hotels, one kept by Mr. ana Mr.
flourishing condition. Mrs. VI n Ing, who formerly
lived In Jacksonville, will soon retire from the
hotel business and remove to her own private
home, as her dutiful son, Mr. J. H. VI n Ing, has
reached his majority, and, like the time son of a
strong-minded woman, T iadjT"lf shoulder the
responsibility of supporting the mother who pro
tected him In hi Infancy and helplessness and
reared hi ni to self-dependence and useful man
hood Jlr. V. ha established himself In an oyster
and confectionary saloon, and bids fair to become
the Allsky or Hegele of Ashland In hi chosen line.
When commercial travelers coming from the
south raclxJIoncatlieteU tlieyuually He by for
a day or two to enjoy something good to eat, and
when they return over the same roail they take
along a hamper of cold victual t live upon till
they pass MaryavIIIe and strike another region
where hotel are good.
Among the other paying industries of Ashland
whJckw-JuMl: cause to 6UpeelanyarelIe
blacksmith shop of the Kniith ltrothe.rs, the boot
and shoe shop of Mr. De Peatt, the drug . store of
Dr."X1ilfw(4l,he livery stable of MrNorton, the
Mnkville' stage line of Mr. Phillip," the. wagon
shop of Mr. Kent nor, the meat market of Mr.
Harris, the millinery store of the Misses Ander
son, and last, hut not least, the billiard saloon of
Mr. Erb, where anybody can go and play a harm- -less
irame without any more danger from the evils
bf in tern feratice than they meet In their own par
Wlio in Portlaudwill follow the exampleof Mr.
Erb and establish a billiard room- where there is
no intoxicating accompanlment4o lurih the sons
of jWrrien to ruin t We pause for a repfy,s.
Ashland la a pronounced temperance town.
Irately a saloon has been established here, in the
face of general protests of indignation, and several
ladies Including Mrs: Root, Mrs. Gillette and Mrs.
Russell, made up their mind to raise 'a subscrip
tion anLbuy It out, and they have succeeded, the
erewhlle proprietors" pledging themselves to never
again start a saloon business In the county. The
evil Is scotched, though not killed, and we fear
that the laales. wIH have a heavy Job on their
hand If they continue to keep the saloon business
bought out, even In Ashland." When they become
voters, they will have the power to assist other
good and responsible citizens In abating such
nuisances, and they will then be able to work as ,
sovereigns, Instead of suppliants as now. -
We must not forget to mention Professor Wll
lits, the efllclent musical director, whose name
was inadvertently omitted when writing our last
Ashland letter, and whose art has reached a hlgh
stage of -excel leitce. N orliou kl we-om i t-M r A
Klum, the obliging telegraph operator, nor Mr
W. C Myer, tlie famous Importer and owner of
Percheron horses and Jersey cows. Nor wouk
thl sketch be complete without a notice of Mr
Ieds, editor am publisher tif the Ashland Tid
ing, a. readable and newsy oounty pajer In whltli
the cltlzeus take commendable , pride. Mrs. E. A.
Hears, formerly of Albany, I now residing' liere
with her family, and we know her former friends
will be glad to hear through these columns of her
health ami prosperity.
Ahland llkeeyeryjotbetltown of Its ilze, has
Its soclaldl visions, of which any visitor can hear
both sides ; but U will grow up out of these differ
ences after a while, and Its whole-souled people, If
they do not all unite a formerly, will cease to an
tagonize over different opinions, and then their
lift tie animosities over side Issues will fade out and
lie forgotten. "...,:';. ' .'.; ';
A friendly rivalry. lietween several enterprising
houseuTTder 1 gotng oTITand'tbeTresultrirTio-
tlceable In a number of new mansion how In
process Vf eret tlon.any one of which Is sufllcleutly
attractive forth muodape abode of a Member of
Congress. , ;. '' ; ' ' '. " ''''
Nowhere have we found the people more wide
awake than here ujjoii the Womsn Huffrage ques
tion, nor have we ever met a larger proportionate
number of, first-class co-workers lu the cause -Its.!
few opponent are mi noticeably deficient In Intel-'
lect and understanding that they excite the com
miseration oLall tlie. rest. The home of Hon.
Lindsay Applegate and wife is here, aud the In- '
J flucnce of thl worthy couple ha been hotlwubly
benetlcial to the cause of litterty. r
Our. time was up In the town, though our visit
wa not half completed, aud It wa with genuine
regret that we took leave of our good hospitable
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thorn on, to w hose
kindly care we owed our rapidly Improving,
health. Hpent the night at the hotel, and were off
by 6 A. M. on the stage, bound for Phienlx,
where we. alighted, after a two hours' ride, and
were made genuinely welcome In the spacious
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hamuel Colver and their
amiable son and daughter-in-law. Here In the
evening (Thursday) we knet a fine audience, and;
on the morrow went with our good friend into'
theTOnntryrwheTe-we-,ll .spent the dsy-in the
4 gonial crmpanyf-MrAiidJlrsorje
dyke, Mr. and MrsJtoa, and their families, and
returned at night to meet another large assembly
In Col ver1 Jf all, to whom we again preached the'
gospel of equal rij
Phoenix 1 a little town. In the midst of a big:
country It has ; two stores, one.kepr by Mr.
Hergent, and the other by Mr. J. Jt.xRearriesf s
blacksmithshop, hotel, drug tore, etCTand I ss
model oflutelllgence and progress. It people
are, ofcourse, - Woman bufrraglsts. We regret
thatUncle ham Colver Is not at home, but his
wife and family render u every needed aid
carrying forward our mission of liberty.
moDjr the ladle not before mentioned whoa
acquaintance we have-msde-ln-thls-plaeej-who-have
taken active Interest lu our work, are
Mesdames Hergent, Dun lap, Fsrlow and Robin
son, Mr. M. Colver; and Mr. Dr. Devi. With
such a corps of assistants, the work cannot fall to
yrosper, and we. shall take the morning stage for
acksonvllle encouraged .aud stremrihenetl fur
I renewed endeavor In the great battle forthe
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