Oregon Republican. (Dallas, Or.) 1870-1872, December 17, 1870, Image 1

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Wcsn&n' Progress.
From the Revolution, .
Allowiug that iu all ages the tCD
dency of mankind Tiaa been to leap
from one extreme to the other, the law
of mitid appareutly following the iui
mutable law of matter, that action and
re-action are always equal in opposite
direction?, as woman in her develop
ment has been '"persistently held in
abeyancty so now perhaps the tendency
U to rush .too rapidly or too far in an
opposite direction, aiming at too much
t once, not using woman's usual cau
tion aud conservatism in attaining the
end desired, startling numbers of both
sexes "by an appeal for the privilege of
frunclii.se, which is so imperfectly un
derstood, by the majority of the sex,
that it is rejected because of a miscon
ception of what they would arrive at
by so important a step. Not that they
are more iguoraut than thousands of
our adopted citizens who, having less
humility than women, avail themselves
of the privilege, but because, as a sex.
they 'respect the opinions of the world
very highly, and, being the conserva
tors of society, they fear that they shall
infringe on some law of etiquette or
or good .breeding by a participation in
a movement which, in the knowledge
which they now possess regarding it,
'does not seem to promise them any im
mediate benefit. ' Probably a more ex
cellent plan would have been to educate
women up to the point of an apprehen
sion of the increased cares, duties and
privileges of the franchise, to show
them what the franchise has done, and
what it ha? failed to do, in all ages, for
the benefit of mankind and the amelio
ration of the race, that absolutism is
4nimical to progression, and the same
principle holds equally with nations as
with individuals: also to show them
4tbat it is a recognized principle among
mankind that it is inexpedient to place
oneself, for all time, unconditionally
And 'without reserve, in the power of
any individual or body politic, whatever
tnay be the standing of probity, By
ibis course, the progress of those who
advocate franchise would have been
somewhat slower, but far more sure
'Less opposition would have been roused;
.consequently, the -point would have
Deeri gained more easily. We confess
.that the time for complaining of the
"abuse in - man by the oppression of
woman has gone by ; the topic has been
-fully discussed, grievances examined
Into and redressed, until almost every
cause of -complaint has been removed,
woman being more highly favored in
Ameriea than in any other country.
"With1 pleasure, we acknowledge the
chivalry of American men, and their
willingness to grant woman any reason
able demand, 83 also their liberality in
era n tin e to the sex most excellent
educational opportunities y yet we must
cousider that in consequence of the
.great change faking place in society,
because of the enfurration from every
part of the globe to these United
States, in a few years at furthest it miv
not be the native born American citi
; ?cns, descendents of the patriots who
fought and bled and died for freedom,
that the American woman may be priv
leged to look for legislation, but to a
class not always the most enlightened
in views, the most liberal in sentiment,
the purest in morals, or the most patri
otic in principle, who aid in legislation
before becoming truly Americanized-;
by which we mean, accustomed to our
peculiarities, institutions, social life, our
broad comprehensive educational sys
tem, acknowledging the Bible as the
surest basis of true national greatness,
aud our inherent independence, respect
ing ourselves, most thoroughly yielding
graceful deference to each other, exact
ing no more than wo are willing to
grant in return, or even, in many
instances, before becoming thoroughly
familiar with the Constitution and law
of the land of their adoption. Again
although changes have been made in
the laws to insure the protection of
woman, yet it must be remembered that
the honor is not due to legislators alone,
but to the noble efforts of a few self
sacrificing men and women who have
toiled indefatigably to so mould public
sentiment in behalf of woman, her
needs, and her grievances, that in defer
ence to that sentiment legislators would
be compelled to act ; and they still
continue their unwearied efforts, regard
less of the opprobrium or opposition
they eudurre, not only to secure the
permanence of what has been granted
as a privilege, but to ensure a greater
good by merging that privilege iuto a
right, as it would become, if the power
of defence was superadded. The as
sumed fact that a few gentlewomen, by
simply appealing to the wisest and most
respected men of the nation, can influ
ence the repeal of any law bearing
unjustly on the sex, speaks volumes for
the success of these noble workers, in so
guiding public opinion in favor of
woman, that so great an object may be
attained by 0 slight an influence ; in
so arousing woman to a sense of her
powers and obligations, as to lead her
to converse and write upon the subject:
that, too, with, a reasonable hope of
receiving attention. We remember
well the time when to have advised
woman; to so energetic a course would
have aroused far more surprise and
indignation than does the appeal for
suffrage at the present time; nay fur
ther, for example, a woman in the olden
time, who expressed a desire to retain
the control of her maiden - property
after marriage was esteemed as selfish,
deficient in womanly faith and confi
dence; now, as the result of legislation,
thousands of women, not one whit the
less womanly, have the disposal of their
own property, no unpleasant remarks or
feeling being elicited. io necessity
exists of revolution; we shrink from it
instinctively. Woman has hitherto
glided gracefully into the responsibili
ties and enjoyments' of the privileges
granted her; and should more privi
leges be granted her; and should more
privileges bring more responsibility,
from the long experience of the past,
wc do not fear but that she will sustain
herself with honor and dignity in the
The inalienable right of suffrage does
not belong to all women in a greater or
less degree than men. It is exceedingly
questionable whether all men are capa
Die ol seit-grovernment; and on a sub
ject which has agitated the world for
ages, and is still acritatincr nations, it
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behooves us to speak very modestly.
The history of modern times only
repeats the experiments of the nations
of antiquity. The problem seems as far
from solution as in the days of Greece
or Home, and there is a constant strug
gle for power, and as constant resist,
ance now as ever, aud it will so remain
until the glorious reign of Immanuel
shall usher in universal peace. Yet
while we are of the opinion that the
restrictions to the .franchise should be
much closer than at present, we cannot
conceive of any reason why-, those
restrictions should bear on sex. They
might reasonably bear on position, cul
tivation, morality, nationality, property.
or a state of minority, each one of
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wine ii uisquauucauon8 assumes a de
gree of inferiority in the party so
deprived ; and they could be brought to
bear equally on both sexes. Woman,
answering to every Qualification requir
ed of men, is precluded from exercising
the power of franchise ; and wherefore?
Because it is assumed that she would be
induced to neglect important, duties.
.Permit us to dissent from this view of
the subject Woman s conscience is
not less keenly alive to duty than that
of man ; and we have failed to see that
the attendance to political affairs judici
ously exercisea, ever crippiea anv
man's energies, or absorbed too much of
his time; on the contrary, by giving
him an active interest in the affairs of
i his government, he , has become more
, energetic, more self reliant, more capa
ble of sustaining his relations to his
fellow man. But even when he makes
an injudicious use of his privilege, irfhe
deprived of it? Is it urged as an
excuse against him? Woman; as a class,
has never yet neglected her dnties; she
is ever assiduous, and her faithfulness
in the past is her guarantee .for the
future. It must be admitted, in refer
ence to progress, that the tendency is to
extremes at the present day ; and if, as
is asserted, that " true progress is alow",
except in its lastsstages," then woman's
progress has been slow enough for the
past six thousand 'years, to prove very
conclusively its truth, and rapid enough
in these later days to justify the asser
tion. What this last progressive move
ment, the franchise, may do for moman,
it is impossible to tell. Probably not
so many benefits will accrue from it as
its 'advocates promise, nor as much
injury as its opponents predict. To
those of the sex who are eminently
domestic, and are not led to the exercise
of ability from any pecuniary . consider
ation , to the sheltered, protected
woman, surrounded by every desirable
comfort, and to the daughter of wealth,
it would probably bring but little
change, but to vast numbers of women
who depend upon their own resources,
it would probably be of the same rela
tive value as it if to man, which seems
to be considerable, from the jealousy
with which it is guarded, and the evi
dent disinclination on the part of many
to share its possession. It is quite cer
tain, however, that ever since the first
agitation of the subject, woman has
been elevating herself : that she has
developed uiore individual ability with
in the past'few years than in centuries
before. We have now among women,
physicians, sculptors, painters, true
artists, merchants, agriculturists and
architects of no mean grade, who, but
tor this opportouity of developing espe
cial gifts, would have wearied ly per
formed the duties usually assigned to
women, conscientiously no doubt, hut
without that keen test and positive en
joyment that character'! res the move
ments of those who find in their labor
scope for their powers; that whicr in
its mere agitation has done much for
woman, may hold large possibilities in
its full realization. A single legislative
act, even in our memory, raised to the
inestimable blessings of liberty millions
groaning in bondage What legislation
has done, legislation may yet do. This
progressive movement, from its first
feeble inception, has followed out the
natural order of progress, rising from
the smallest beginning to its present
gigantic proportions, performing all
that it has promised in behalf of
women, and we see no reason to doubt
its ability to carry out the designs in
the future, if permitted to teach Us
final consummation.
In reference to the promised purity of
legislation to bo obtained through its
operation, in the absence of absolute
test, we can only say that in franchise
woman will carry out the established
principles of her organization. If it can
be proved that she possesses a finer
organization than man. that she is actu
ated by higher principles or more faith
ful to the dictates of conscience, then it
is not unreasonable to infer that legisla
tion will bear the impress of theso qual
ties. But lastly, it is an absolute cer
tainty that the elevation of woman
compels the elevation of the race; it
matters little how that elevation may be
attained, whether through religion, ed
ucation or chivalry. Look at the con
dition of woman two thousand years
ago ; note the influence of Jesus Christ
exercised for her advancement ; observe
how steady, yet slow, has been her pro
gress ever since, and see how perfectly
the elevation of the race has kept pace
with that progress, until in these latter
days those nations most favoring her
progress stand first in ths rank of
enlightened civilization. True, her ad
vancement has met with opposition at
every step. We remember the doubt
and fear expressed that woman would
fail in the faithful performance of the
duties of wife and mother, if she receiv
ed as liberal an education as that of the
opposite sex; that doubt has no exist
ence now. Look at those nations where
woman has not advanced a step for cen
turies. See thousands of the sex sitting
in profound ineffectual darkness, being
able neither to read or write. The
calumniated flag of progress has nevtr
been unfurled over their devoted heads.
No necessity there exists to stifle the
cry of excelsior, for all is silent -deep,
uninterrupted silence. Woman is pas
sive, quietly subordinate; I no aspiration;
no hopes scarcely that of immortality,
animates her existence. And has she
not dragged the race into tho dust with
her ? Is it not deeply humiliated ? But
it is said that objections are not raised
to her development, her advancement
in knowledge, or to her lending aid in
advancing the cause of purity and
uprightness. Thus far shalt thou go,
and no' farther, has echoed along ! the
toilsome pathway at each progressive
step, up to this point of privilege ; yet
onward has been the course, overcom
ing the doubt t and prejudice that
existed at the innovation of past expe
riences and time-hooored customs, until
now that course so commends itself to
general approval, that even the oppo
nents, who demurred the most de
cidedly at every change, accept the
present position with evident satisfac
tion, the echo of their voices, however,
still vibrating alongthe onward course
no farther no farther.
Schullz'a Capture.
The particulars of the capture of
Schultx are thus given by the Yreka
Journal: Scbultz was caught in town
last Monday morning, shortly after
daylight, by Hi Ward and John Hen
dricks. It was evident he had stopped
at over uight at some place between
Hawkhisvillo and Yreka, and it being
cold, came to town to warm up and get
something" to eat. He proceeded to
Wheeler and Baker's saloon to get a
drink before breakfast, where Hi Ward
recognized him, and immediately woke
up John Hendricks' to assist him in
making his arrestj They both followed
their man to bis breakfasting place,
and with a pistol pointed at each side
of his head, caused him to. surrender,
and fork over , a five shooter he had
concealed in his breast. He was first
discovered by a man named Wright,
who seems to have been in company
with him in Washington Territory,
aud says he made a pair of boots for
him there. Wright recognized him at
work at Coultas' blacksmith shop at
Cottonwood, when they both went out
to have a confidential talk. Alter this,
Wright got Schultx'a pistol, and pawned
it for sufficient funds to telegraph to
Washington territory to find out how
much reward was offered for Scholtz's
arrest, which was answered, that 8150
was offered in Washington Territory,
and $500 at Portland, Oregon. Wright
having been drinking, showed the dis
patch to several at Cottonwood, and
afterwards cme to Yreka to inform the
Sheriff, stating thatSchuhz had threat
ened to kill him. Sheriff Burgess tel
egraphed to Portland, and found the
man answered the description, and that,
altogether, $1,150 was offered for his
capture. Schultz was at Kiley's store,
in Hawkinsville, on Sunday, anxiously
enquiring for Wright, and was armed
with a six shooter, a five shooter and a
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Special attention paid to Horse-Shoeing
Oct. 17, 1870. FRENCH It McMAUON.
It 13 M EM IlKItt
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Ilaring resumed practice, will give special
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This Institution was Re opened a Hob.
day, the Slst of October. Tho Teachers are
determined to do ererrthing in their power
make this School second to none, ot its grade,
in the State. Tbey earnestly solicit the hearty
Co-operation ef the CoaimantQr,xid Liberal
Patronage frcm the Public -8 1
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Students entering the School will share equally
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Students will not be admitted for a lesa
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made from tho time of Entering. , ''
No deduction made for Absence, txcejpt la
case of protracted Slckncve. v f 1 4 1
N. LEE, Chairman x. Ceiii'f
. - WM. HOWE, S of S.xxrd.
will give the hightst market price for
wool, delivered at their factory in Polk Co.
Their Store is also opcat a general as-,
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Ao 7: -tr;fr
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without further delay.
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sIT" A' Dallas, holds its rgularom
sAxnunleatiotta on llm Kafnritav r .. !.
the Full Moon in each month, unkea the taim
fulls on Saturdaythen on tiiat day, at or
o'clock. '' t.
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meni oi..w,vw m. Masonry, ana tor suca
other work as the Master may fxaa time !
time order. i : . a
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