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About The new Northwest. (Portland, Or.) 1871-1887 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1881)
VOIOlMT: XI. NO. 5,
PORTLANP, "pltfcGON, 'THURSDAY, OCTOBKR 13, ISSI.
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TillfFEIOH EIUfOR IIOMKW'ARlV liOUMV-SH K IK
JUBILANT WKK HKK KKCKJtlON!
... IN JACKNONV1 U.KT
XltfT DOKSNT KORtiirT TO KKMPKafcXT.RTAI!
t VOTERS, IJfCI.rni.NO A VRFAC1IICR .AMD -
J , j A .fCHLISItriC
I TO THE FtCAIKKH Of THE "NlCW NuRTIIWRHTi -
TheAutUniu air was crisp and Invigorating a?
correspondent climbed to the- boot on the great
lumbering stage, and, bidding her Phoenix friend"
good-bye,Bet face once more toward Jacksonville.
. Recent frost's had bitten, the luxuriant vegeta
tion (hat everywhere abounded, and successive
days of sunshine Ral colored the dying-leavea afar
and near with deeper shades of amber, ruby, gold,
crimson and scarlet than those that had met our
delighted gaze -in ..the .Willamette Valley three
weeks before There had ' been' rain enough to
.conquer the dust, and the face of nature was
leauly washed a no rouged and radiant.
, The ride of seven miles behind a spirited fdx-ln?
hand was a delightful one. Giddings, the driver,
was an'Ashland man, and as courteous and gen
"teel - asTbtfhejjBe.ntlemeii la that- famous town.
.Beside Us sat a Californian, formerly a resident of
this valley, who has lost none of his old-time ap
preciation of its inspiring Kceneryaurlfermis rocks
and productive soil through'year of absence. Like
e driver, hfi was a stanch Woman Suffragist,
. 'and gave so many -cogent reasons for his belief
that it was not necessary for us to talk. at allRut
' '"" no one need Imagine that' we refrained from talk.
Ing, for women seldom do. ' , ,;
Is growing so rajpldly in this part of the country
that five hundred more vota could be obtained in
' Its favor now than could nave been secured a
. month since. All the sensible women," maiiy6f
. the leading men and-alarge majority of theyourig
folks are Its outspoken advocates.
But here we are at Jacksonville, amid host. of
, friends, v Preparations for the marriage of Charley
- Nickel!, of the Time, and Mis -Ella Trim, of her
mother's millinery store, are going grandly ou
and everybody Js busy. There Is to be one vacant
evening, however, before the great event, and our
friends decide that,we must givevanother lecture
.; before departing for Portland. So the announce--"ftnent
is tuade forTuesday evening, and we occupy
iftwnwjumia nmu mi nwivinnr ami rePimiHg
io'ne, and it"Would;. be expecting, more than hu-
ytrian nature-ciwi heir to look for their quiet acqulr
escence in the present triumpliof-Qur cause-with
(rat a growl or grimace, when IHs impossible or
them t forget their shameful conduct two years
ago.--;' "" ' ' - --. . -:'v.
The self-styled "representative men" of this
placj consist Inggreat part of an associated ring of
genuine Democrats and. pscudo Republ leans, w ho
ostensibly differ In politics, but are really a unit
In 7oJitical purposer each being afraid or the
cither, but all clinging together in times of a comH
mon danger, whether of real or Imaginary xltH
e ne'e, without the least regard to principle or per
sonal opinion. But this ring, already small, Is
constantly growing smaller and weaker. It can
not run the town as it once did, and Its best mem
bers are as restive as" they-dare to be tinder the
collar they once worewltlrT'ontentment .New-l
Jackmvtlle' with its healthy young blood, Its
well-trained boys and girls and Its many citizens
who will wear nobody's collar, is stepping firmly
to the front and rapidly redeeming- Old Jackson?
vllle from Its former uuejivlable notoriety. The
men who figured in the former riot stllf muzzle
tlie press to a great extent, but their fangs have
been extracted, and nothing remains to comfort
them Cut the memory of their bygone - glory ,J
whlchjfliasjis evanescent as unsatisfying.
The little boys callejtponus sometimes Jn
companies of a dozen or. more, and conducted
themselves ike. perftct gentlemen during their
visit;" The little girls' and "youngJadies 'also
called in group, lnspfrfog-nirto-new endeavor by.
their brijliaht chat and earnest enthusiasm. -'
Tlie farewell- lecture' brought out "a crowded
house. . prominent umoiig the multitude were the
clderiJiiemlHTs of Pnfessor Merit's sehool, who
... calls, paeklng, ward robe, writing ltttcrsraiiHl tak-
, dug mental note of all. that is going on
; . ' The uiost gratifying feature of tffe success of the
woman movement is.' noticeable In tliework"
" women are doing to render themselves financially
Ileames and Miss A. .Boss, estimable daughters
-of General Ross, who is a well-known Woman
Suffragist, and of course has sensible children, are
engaged in keeping a handsome ladies' bazar next
door to the United States Hotel, which is also
: kept by a woman. Mrs. I toward, M r. Karewsk I,
- Mrs. Cardwell and Mrs. Ryan are also engaged In
trade, and are making their business successful.
" '.The New State Hotel, kept" by Mrs. Savage, has
. leen lately re6ienetrftnIrissAM
youngs lady of fine attainments, is -assistant
. County Clerk ar her father's office. Whlleyali
wouitu in business may not know that their op
portunity to engage in lucrative anil honorable
' employment Is the result, more or less directly, of
the movement for. woman's enfranchisement dur
ing the past decade, It is very certain that the
wisest of them are awakening to the fact and be-
coming quite brave In proclaiming it.
, Foremost amrtng thei praiseworthy n$titution4
of Jacksonville is the distrlet school, of which
, our ever-ready and cajtable friend, Mrs. Plymale,
w made thi school a visit on Monda', and w
confess surprise that so good a public school, one
so perfect la-order, grading and general managutainiewariLbouiMt our traveling companions
meni, aim wunai.so largely aitended, slioukl be
found In a district 'so remote from rivers, seas and
railroads. Professor Mem tt Inspires his school
witli the utmost confidence in his ability and in
tegrlty."Thether teachers naturally catch, the
power to do likewise, and the pupils Tbey for the
love otdoing right and to please uther rather than
from fear or compulsion, or the prosicclof personal
reward. To this school more than all else may.be
attributed the moral and mental growth among
---tlioiitllofJhck8onviIle, by whom we have been
treated this tiniedurTn
utmost courtesy and respect. Their example has
also been communicated to older men, not one of
whom has offered us any sort of Indignity on the
streets or elsewhere. We hear of the vjclous say-
tions to prevent the jeop!e from attending the
Jectures;, but It's all right. No Jiarm has been
by special Invitation occupiel front seats aiid'ac
c'6niel the entire proceedings the "most defer.ent
- A t the close of the lecture, a cmmfttee of ladies,
consisting of Mesdames Plymale, Kenney, Card
well, Powell and Holt, Invited about fifty of the
ladies.and gentlemen who had treate! our mission
with resrHtfand ourst-lf with siHH?Ial courtesy, to
attend a siH'lal receptlon ln MaIame Holt's public
-parlor. After an hour sjent in hand'shaklncp so
cial conversation, merriment, and. singing, the
dining-room doors were opened and the company
sat down to a handsonie" coIlatlori,'gtven by the
aboVe-namel ladies, as theyexplainel, "In honor
of the' Jacksonville brass band, Woman Suffrage
and Mrs. Duniway." Among those present were,
and - Hiiilth, -Waltersy
"Messrs. - Kin 1 1 If
Kggert, Luy and Plymale, of the baiul ; lion
.WiUiamsof .Portland ; Suerintendent and Mrs.
Cronem i I Ier,of theJ-'ort K la ma t h J nd ian A geucy
and the" following ladies and gentlemen of Jack
sonvllle; Mrs. I)r. Kahler, Mrs. Bilger, Mrs.
Howser, Mrs. Karewski, Miss fssle.McCulIy,. Miss
Minnie Kuggles, Miss uora Uwlirey, Miss. Laura
Ilubbell, Miss "Anna Powell, Mis Annie Bilger,
AflarfCt-lis Tvy? tbe-Mlss Sallief Pellar ttost
and Ijura Cardwell; Mrs. Llrich.'Mfss Lillie
rirlfh, the Misses' Fannle aiMl Katie-1 Ily male,
Miss tTia"KarewskTrMlsrpora i:iliott,Mrs-p.
Cardwell, Miss Anna powell, Mrs. Thomas Ken
ney, Professor Kugler,Mr." J. A; Cardwell, Mr. P.
lardwellf.Profess)r Amlrew Hnbltell, and others.
We were much I mpresseii-during this re;eptioii
with the importance of thoroughly cultlyatingtlte
great' work, entitled "Thirty Years i
States Senate," that it was the Hoclalpower of
women that elected General Harrison in lU) and
changed tlie current of American - politics forever
after. Iet all the young ladies who read this re
solve at once that they will make the movement
socially popular among their gentlemen friends,
every one or wnom is a voter.
After the. reception was over, wefell asleep at a
anrMt8s GoTlfirysslstantsVwompanlcdJiyJ hour and dreamed that all the girls In Oregon
werefhlftdTniriWomanu all the
men were acquiescent and happy.
The. following forenoon found us aboard the
a cpu pie of commercial travelers and the Rev. Mr.
Chapman, of whom we made favorable mention
last week, and who, as we afterward learned, Is
now Presiding Klder of the Southern Oregon Pi-
trlct, and his present missiou is holding quar
terly meetings. But lie mojed, and outt-d,
ani pretended to be reading a novel, and wouldn't
speak except as -We'd compel hi in by a direct
question that he couldn't help answering, con-'
ducting himself so moodily withal that it was
genuine' relief to every one when we reached
tlrehdiJdULtheljQjnt's Pass and dropel lilm.
"WholsTIeTanyttay ?" asked-OBer
'A Methodist sp!cc,e V'Ve answered, quietly
"Well, welli'd never shoot him for a preacher,
if I was hunting, preachers for game," said the
JteanjnnddteTTnrivtraiiJ tlrryiT-Rtght at the tcrminusT-rThapkiJeaveuJ -
exclal nKTfbTTrsX.'dnder liTftirswrt!
for their sentiment or their style."
(He coulti n't read at all-for the motion of the
stage wohln't let hfrn," salll ''the other. "He
only prctendtnl to read to keep from seaklng to
Mrs. Punlway.'-' 1 ' ' ' "' r-r-
"WhyA getitlemeri,"1 we replletl, VI like him,
and he can't help It! . I wrote him up for 4at
week's paper -tptemlitt
'I heard him tel the stage agent to put him
outside If yoo, rode Inside, and th e rra," was
"He; needn't feel alarmed. I wouldn' hurt
him ; though I have been called terror to evll-doers-sereral-tlme-that-1
"He said, back at the last station when we
stopped to change horses, that he didn't llkeypu
because you had once accused-him-of-loeklng a
hall or church against you when he was two hun
dred tn I les-away 5 ,
The mystery was explained. We let the matter
rest and rode on, refuting deejvly that we had
Imposed on the public by shaking well of a man
in print Whom we bad afterward weighed in tlie
balance and found wanting. -
The stage did not halt Jong enough to give the
passengers dinner till six l. M. Then we stopped
at Ielaudat the well-kept wayside Inn of Mrs.
Carll, whose husband is division agent on the
route, and who keeps up her half of life's endeavor
to make a living In a royal way, tWe hope her
husband, whom we did not meet, believes in equal
rights, . . " ' .
Oh, how long the 'hours were after dinner, and
4wvuliuMdl.H atrftrb away toward Infinitude I
The Jolting grew Intolerable.- A couple of drqin-
mers had the outside seat, and neither would ex
change toglve us a lljjle rest.j Nine o'clock, and
Ije"rns' statlsji..- Jlere we 'stoniH'd ovec for
tWenty:four hours, from sheer inability to go fur
tlier. A racking headache banished sleep, and
bruised bones banished rest, the next day was
spent ! n dreamy solitude beside a generous fire.
The only thing we did was a little writing, and
among tlie little was thefollowing let
siding Elder Chapman :
Kir. Tlie tmrprUC not to my Inilltiii'Iinon with wlilcli I
hav M'gsrdril ywr rnJuot, toward ine on evdry tx.riMlori
J nr our flrst nlPSMnnl moling (of which liatxlMiiiu'ivcortl
l0'(Hirrrll( la In print In thlc werltTiUiu5f the Kkw
Niiktiiwkht) wan inHuM lata pity when, .fi-r -u left the
Htmi yHtortlHyyl IMrnHl Um linnilnsry ruw, Would
not Imj well for n inlulirtfr of the Uom'I of Jeu toanocrtuln
from "lii'ttdiiUHrtrM'' wlii'ilu-r or not there In truth In Idle
IpmNlp lxfore lie pulillcly trsdueea hi lady friend to a fringe
Hi'iit tM-eaune of It, Hinl uMNU'.ly iiiop fn her pn'wnee
tit iircvent exulMiiMtlon-. and iMHldles hln-tmiiiflrinrv trrifV-
told-yon Hint 1 ever mentioned your uiunein' print lintll
this week's Issueihil. I nerer jnet yon until the day we
et'r to Pre-
that abound on every hand. Wesldvef fpr halt ,.
an hou.r beside "tne-bar-room stove, ana1 creep
away to bed just as the sun gets up and stirs
abroad in his trappings of gold upon- bla chariot of
fire.-: . r
We sleep for three hours, and then descviid
breakfast,' after Which the remaining day is sjioul
wltii Mrs. Owens In visiting at her pleasant home
and calling upon other genial friends, of whonpre
recall tlie names or aiesaames Jones. -Jioovcr.
Perkins, Carroll, KngJe, Frazer, OillilandSto
vens, Owens Br.j. Jones Jr.i ami Messrs, Abraham,
Oweiis, KnglC, Ktevejiis, Marks and Kelly, all of
whom are advocates of equal rights, and or course
gMHl allies of the undersigned. Sorry we cannot -
remain in Roseburg for a week or two. Kvery
loly is on the qui rive for lectures, and all have
been exacting us to, stop oyer. But we'retoo
tired for field work now, and the Suflrage Cou-
ventlon is so near at hand that we. can not tarry.
Bo, at 5 A. M. we are off again, our dcsllnatfoa -Portland-on-the-Wlllamette
A. S. IX
P. S. We don't often add a postscript, but wlflL
Just once, fof the. reasoa that we forgot to mention
at the proper time a fact that ought to have ah
airing. Mr. IiTSamuels, of the U'ct Short, was
out In Southern Oregon a few weeks ago, and '
while canvassing. for his publication, remarked to
one or our patrons, who incidentally mentioned
two Portland papers he was taking, that the Ni:w
NoitTHWKST was "a. tweet-scented paper, truly,
to have in a family!" yhereupn our subscriber,.
who Is a gentleman of Intelligence and honor, dc- '
liiaffdeitlils reason for snch-an-assert loi-awt M r.
Samuels falletl to sjieclfy furiber than to complala
that we had otce written up fin Insulting Briga
dier General of militia, and had called a persecute!
woman chaste, and hail thereby wronged her hus
band! -This same Samuels slandered the NtW
foimiWr:AT at Phienjx In presence of one of its '
hdyjubscribers, and was roundly rebuked theTO
for. IIst.Sprlng alady told tts at another town that
lhIliIgh-loned Journalist had. recommended hit
paper at her house, and when she, thinking Jie
meant the Xvw Noutiiwkht, remarked that she
"had often thought of taking Mrs. Punlway' pa
lter," he proclaimed the Weft Shore. such to In
duce her to subscribe for it. If this be legitimate
Journalistic business, may we be spared from en
tering Its purely odorless field foreVeTmore!
Anieu ! - ... A. 8. P. .
Portlan.l, October 11, lHHl.
went to Anhland.iind do riot think I ever heunl of you tl
then, I am iwwry lo be efimiM-llrtn pnrdon of the
public In my next editorial letter tor hnvlotf t-siled you
aentlemanin iy lant one.
fof-further particular, please ae Xw Northwest of
this week and next. Yoiira for truth and Juntlee,
. ASIUAII. KeoTT Ht'SIWAV.
Nine r. M.. and stage time again. We are not
MTrble- to ridein-htt t-nt st-h u rry-on . Tl te. -obi Igln g
landlord attempts td . secure us the outside seat (
but It Is doggelly held by two voters, neither of
whom will five 'way! although we Hlltely assure
them that If they yere sick and we well, we'd
gladly do anything in our power tor their comfort.
They -do not even grunt a reply, aid we climb In
side, . cheered by the. courageous remark of the
landlord, who exclaims, Indignantly, "You can't
uw.l..t .1.iiiotk J rt'AinnM't Irttl wIlW. Ilia n (Vwn .a
. T, . . - . ,. 4 help it, madam, If some men are born hogs, w th
movement. Thomas H.-JJenton confess in hirf-h . v.
ii a i. risneson uiwr-uni-ni". , A
n the United . .. ... ...
Our preacher is again aboard; but it is our turn
to be silent now, which Is easy enough for we
know he'll get our letter at CanyonvUle; and
may It do htm good during the remainder pf his
days, which we hope will be long in the land
where he labor as a missionary of the Gospel of
charity that "thlnketh no evil."
We close bar ej'es and jionder long o'er the
beautiful valley of the Rogue River that is kit far
Indilnd sijt. We anticipate the approaching era of
railroads with satisfaction,' and resKM;tfuIrytte
cllne to incommode the "protectors of women"
when one of them gets ashamed of his selfishness
and offers to exchange and favor us with the out
side seat. ;. . "',?'";'' t
' Midnight, and CanyonvUle. There Is a tick
woman In the stage, and we forget our ornweari
ness in the futile endeavor to make her comfort
able. The preacher leaves the stage at this place,
aud we two are alone tin daybreak.
Now we approach - Roseburg. - The full-orbed
; L mtjon, that has proudly role the arching heavens
tnrougn tne entire nigni, grows ueatniy paie, and
the morning star glides proudly up the blue hori
zon and hangs like an electric lamp above the
undulating hills. The driver cracks his whip
wlth a7iTldonishr4I-jadgtl horm-s qulojien
their pace, the voters on the outside seat shiver
with the cold, and with a. combined rattle, crash
and rumble, we dash up to the post office and
Dr. J. G. Holland, the oet, Is dead-.
Guiteau will probably not be arralgue4,tllinex
week. . .. .- ....
Republicans have carried the electlpns In Ohio
and Iowa. ' .
Tliere are Immense crowds at . tlu Yorktown
Centennial. The national days arefrom the 19th
Scovllle, attorney for Gulteatf, Ii unable to jret
assistant. counsel, except lorrery large retainers,
and is discourageti
' The assassin lias marvelous Impudence. He
has written a letter topresident Arthur, appeal
ing for aid and sympathy.
Mrs. Christlancy'has given her testimony in the
divorce suit, aiuFiiVXkes the ex-Kenator atqiear la
a very bad light. She alleges most brutal acts on
' Rev. Tbos. Harrison, the loy" revivalist, Is in
Han Francisco, and is holding meetings, in the
Howard-street churchy- He Is 27 years of age, but
has preached 1nco he was 10.- '
A Mississippi tramp, arrestel for stealing a
mule. Is found to be the son of the late. British
Admiral; Thompson. Iady Tliomnson forwanled .
several huadrcd pounds from. London for his de '
fense. ' '
The unprecetjentetl order ou the Internal Reve- '
ntie Bureau for stamps are excellent Indices of the
I inline use volume of business (hscouiitry is tiolng.
(in Saturday, iz-t man iouches or stamps wer
sent out. , . -
Mra,(Jarfleidliiai-. requested Pr, Boyntoti to
withhold his statement in regard to the autopsy,''
' wlltUrte thw presldt?nt's wound was nior
tal, and does not desire to have the controvefij
The iLrst )aers tJulteau has seeiislnpo Ms In
carceration were accldeutally left in hit cell last
week. The wretch has since been suffering tor
ments from apprehension of violence, on learning
what the people think of him. . rV '
" The New York State Convention resulted. In the
.defeat of Mr. Conkling and his friends, ami' the
nomination of men of trie step-lndder and transom
kind for the offices. The resolutions, however,
speak highly of President Arthur aud pledge hlru
TJe SA'naX-M-as organized on Moudav by tl
electiou ol Thos. F. Bayard as PrcsldvLt projrm,
Tle Democrats refuse! to allow the oath of office
to be administered to the new" Republican Sena
tors from New York and Rhode Island until after
tlie election. Senator Mahoue and Puvla voted
with the Republicans i ,
Guiteau is to be taken from tlie Jail tdth' jrpTjrt
hoc so In pn of tho Treasury iH-partment' heavy
carriages. They are made of plate iron.arealmost
burglar proof, have a small door and combination
KMh,atid am, gmiorally iiied tn tranxiaaoxtv.
I Irt of the resplendent glories of exultant iiatuTthTprluting andIngringTT