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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 1S74.
THE BALL EOLLS.
rzrrrio.v ron wokaIT suffrage bt the
WOkv OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
'Whereas, The Supretu Court of the
District of Columbia in the case of
Spencer against the Board of Registra
tion has decided that by the operation
of the first section of tne 14th Amend
ment to the Constitution of the "United
States, "Women have been adranced
to full citizenship and clothed with
the capacity to becomo voters," and
"Whereas, The same Court further de
cided that the said first section of the
14th Amendment CLzts not execute it
self, but requires the supervention of
legislative power in the exercise of
legislative discretio .o give it effect
Whereas, The Cong: of the United
States is the legislat e body having
exclusive jurisdiction over this Dis
Therefore, We respecl.i lly pray your
honorable bodies for the passage on an
act entitled "an act to provide a Gov
ernment for the District of Columbia,"
approved Feb. 21at, 1871, by striking the
ward "male" from the seventh section
of said act, thus placing the constitu
tional rights of the women of this Dis
trict, as declared by the highest judicial
tribunal, under the protection of the
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WOMAN
The first annual meeting of the Oregon
State Woman Suffrage Association will
be held in Portland, at Masonic Hall,
Febuary 13 and 14. Delegates from all
parts of the State are expected to be
First-class speakers have been invited
to address the meetings.
California and Washington Territory
are respectfully invited to co-operate
Friends, all that is needed to make
our cause succeed Is earnest efforts
among those most deeply interested.
Arrangements have been made with
Capt. J. C Ainsworth, President of the
O. S. N. Company, aud agent of the
Northern Pacific Railroad, also with the
President of the W. R. T. Company, to
return all delegates free who may visit
the Convention by way of their roads
Let us have a rousing meeting in the
name of Freedom, Justice and Human
Rights. Abuy B. Gibson,
C. A. Couurn, President.
Says the St. Louis Globe:
The woman Furrra'lsts are rejoicing over the
announcement that Chief Justice Walte ! an
adrocMto ol the sreat Idea for which they are
contending Unfortunately, however, a Chief
Justice does not always give opinion from the
Bench which coincide with hit private view.
Chief Justice Chase wan a, believer lu woman
suffrage, and yet one of his decisions was
he In st It; he was the fcithr of greenbacks.
and yet he rendered a decii.. n which came
'very near uinetUng the Legal 1 jnder Act.
It is very amusing to watch the per
turbations of our man's rights brethren,
who yield their grip upon political
supremacy so reluctantly that they re
mind us of the parable of the sable
preacher and the 'possum. And the way
they draw consolation from imaginary
straws that their own anxiety pictures
before their mental vision s a caution
to common sense.
Chief Justice Chase was a theoretical
Woman Suffragist, wh was opposed to
the practice of his theory. - It was very
easy for him to construe the laws to his
liking, and then, like Judge Deady, jr-
suaue himself that 1 had done his
Had General Wiilii ms been con
firmed, the only fear w bad was that
he would have failed tt eed the coun
sels of his wife aud dr side the legal
status of woman accor. .g to his own
prejudice; and then, whe.. Caleb dish
ing wan before the Senate Judiciary
Committee, we trembled lest his confir
mation might involve the -ountry in
another Dred Scot decision. But Prov
idence has overruled the matter for
woman's benefit, and Justice Waite,
whose views coincide with General
upon the subject, is fortunately preju-
diced in the right direction. All this
talk about the decisions or Judges being
adverse to their own principles in mat
ters or importance is the sheerest twad
dle. No man deserves the title of man
hood who will bow, without protest, to
the mandates of a wicked statute to
which he is personally opposed.
Oar brethren may draw wljat conso
lation they can from the fact that the
decision of Justice Chse against the Le
gal Tender Act was not enforced except
in accordance with his own judgment.
dIVX? dUbt8 tl,at the Person
m? reprobale ,u scale
Umhrl y Ulan erTodd or
Murphy, two -mbcreant, who are now
an jail for insu ting respectable womem
let him read the local columns of i.
Friday's issue or the nQVeTt
If there were no other argument extant
to prove the necessity that woman
should have a voice in makin- thP
the fact that the voting scum of the
eartn can commie sucu outrages against
the disenfranchised, and consequently
unprotected half of the people, with im
punity, would he enough to silence, at
once and forever, ail objections to wom
an's right to equality before the law.
THE PAST AND PRESENT.
The Bulletin is out with a first-rate
editorial relative to the "Atl-Slavery
Convention of 1833," and says this Con
vention "asserted that the uatiou was
bound in morals and justice to abolish
slavery at once; that uo man has a
right to enslave his fellow man, and that
any claim in property in man was noth
ing less than 'an audacious usurpation.'
It declarod that the slaves should be set
free unconditionally, and that no com
pensation should be given to their so
called owners, and proclaimed the doc
trine that 'slavery is a crime.' It was
resolved by the Convention to agitate
unceasingly; to circulate autl-slavery
literature throughout the country, and
to organize societies, if possible, lu every
town and village. How well the work
thus commenced was carried out is a
part of the history of the country. But
how strange it now seems to tell that the
men who entered on this work with no
selfish purpose and only to abolish a
great wrong, wero for years proscribed
as fanatical agitators and in many in
stances forced to defend their lives
against infuriated mobs agged on by pol
iticians claiming respectability, and
even by doctors of divinity professing
to teach morals and the precepts of a
beneficent religion !"
Pity but the Bulletin would go a step
further and say, reading the present by
the past: "How strange it seems that
women who enter upon the work of
Human Frcedr- - no selfish pur
poses and only .. iIi a great wrong,
are to-day proscribed as fanatical agita
tors aud forced to defend themselves,
unaided, against ruffianly Bohemians of
the press who are in many Instances
agged on by politicians claiming respect
ability, aud even by doctors of divinity
professing to teach morals, and the pre
cepts of a beneficent religion!"
WOMAN AND WHISKY.
The telegraph brings lengthy accounts
or the work of woman in the Temper
ance field in Ohio. Let all cavilers
against the "proper sphere" of women
read them and see if they will longer
say that "women cannot enforce laws,
consequently they should have uo voice
in making them?" We glory in the
work of the Ohio women; not that we
believe in mob law, or consider it wom
anly for our sex to engage in any kind
of riot, but tho time has come when
they niust take their rights, peaceably
if they can, forcibly if they must. It
is not possible for men alone to abate
uie nquor nuisance, neitneruoes revn-
if if .1. t m
ing uie rum-seiieraccompusn augui lor
good. It is not the rum-seller, but the
protective license system that should
receive the anathemas of the rostrum,
press and pulpit. Once destroy the fi -
nanclal interest in whisky, upon which
Government, whether Federal or
municipal, holds a monopoly, and the
rum-seller would be compelled to find
other employment, for the simple rea
son that his present occupation would
no longer pay. The votes of women
must accomplish this work, aud the ex
ample set by our Ohio sisters is con
vincing proof that they will enfotco the
laws if allowed to make them.
lr rf l r - t
wiiich we consider superior to anything
in that line which we have ever before
had the privilege to examine. It Is to
be illustrated in the Scientific American,
and arrangements arc being made to
place it in the market at an early day.
Mrs. B. is one of the fortunate few 1
women of practical genius who are pos-
scsseu wuu means tocarry out inciriueas.
Her husband, the banker or Olympla, is
a throughly progressive man, and has
the good sense to appreciate the skill
aud ingenuity or his devoted help-mate.
Mrs. A. has several other important in
ventions in progress.
We devote considerable space this week
to quotations from Eastern journals rel
ative to tho taxation or the Misses
Smith or Glastonbury, Conn
sisters aim .ucy atone leu uie story so
graphically that it needs no additions
from our pen, we shall rest content for
the present with calling attention to
their brave, eloquent words and unan
swerable logic Xever have we read a
more quaint and convincing letter than
that of Abbj H. Smith; and Patrick
Stone iu the b ciomicnce with
which her argument is fired against tax-
ioa without representation.
Ex-Governor Gibbs tersely "declines
Ex-Governor Gibus tersely "declines
to address the Woman Suffrage Conven
tion." At first we were a little surprised
at this, but as wesee by the daily nancrs
that his excellency is one of the inana- !
gera in a popular "ball" that is to come
off next month, we or course would not
be so unreasonable as to expect him to
cultivate both brain and heels at once
Vale, Govenor; you will soon find that
the Woman Suffragists can get along
without you ninch easier than you can
get office without them.
A private letter, speaking or the
Oregon City Convention, says: "We had
some admirable aud convincing ad
dresses. We have i ncreased ten Told tho
interest lately excited in tho good cause.
IMIVl WV ------- 0
TmrvrrMnl siifTrnirn Is eniovinc the atten-
tion of every one, even to the children.
We.are having a revival 'and some of
iimmnct iinr.tinui ef miora Ymvfi rpnented
the most hardened sinners have repented
and many are on the mourner's bench,
of liberal sentiment here."
Wo think our eorresnnnrleiil "Yours
Tnilyi will agree with us, after reading i
, i -
-.wecek's Issue of the New Nokth-
w!5 U,at tbe Woman Movement
won d go on even though Mrs. Dunl-
-j . t:uctaies should
slay her with
uMr.ieniuEuicuu.Ain.u.ii.iiiiniB, .elation to dcvlne ways and means to
ofOIyrapia, has received a patent upon sustain ihe organ without overburden
a washing machine invented by herself Inc its Mlor and proprietor with so
MRS. VAN COTT.
This remarkably successful revival
preacher in the Methodist Episcopal
Church, has lately been holding a pro
tracted meeting in the Powell Street
Church, San Francisco, aud has met
with immense success. The California
Advocate says that she seems to make
no effort whatever in the way of ser
monizing. Her "tact" in conducting
services is wonderful. On Sundays the
church was always crowded, hundreds
being unable to gain admittance. Jirs.
Van Cott promises to return to Califor
nia next June to assist in holding a
camp meeting on the shores of Lake
Tahoe. Like every other conscientious
woman of brains, eloquence aud inllu-
euce, this gifted orator is a thorough
advocate of the enfranchisement of
woman. She met with mucli opposi
tion upon first attempting to preach
niauv of the bov-ministers, who felt
themselves far better qualified than God
Almighty to definehcr"sphere" for her,
having done all they could to keep the
doors of churches closed against her.
But her wondrous eloquence could not
be kept concealed, and she goes, forth
daily in her mission, adding new proofs
to the Divine idea that in all things in
tellectual woman Is the help-mate of
man. Long live Mrs. Van Cott.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
A Temperance man: Looking among
some waste papers one day this week
we came across a letter without date or
other signature than the one above
given, which was doubtless cast aside
at the time of Its reception onty because
it was anonymous. The letter was evi
dently writtcu soon after the meeting of
the Temperance Alliance last year. As
it is well worthy of publication, will the
author please give us his name?
A Friend: We cannot publish any
communication, least of all those of a
personal nature, without knowing the
author's name. Shall be very glad to
serve you in the matter, but this rule is
w. w. it - n..nnn vitin- s m
ceived aud credited as directed. Hopo
to see you at the Convention.
. A , . . " .
Enquirer: Certainly. Opponents are
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invited to address the Convention, and
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iijuii aigiiiiiuuia mil uuuuuuft' teuuive ;
jaiiuniiijij'a isrijiuu la mi
We have received a copy of Senator
Mitchell's address upon the Portland,
, 1Mcs anii ,, Tke ilanroa.. which.
' in ,lle ln0i concise aud snlrited manner
possible, presents tho Senate with the
! .., .vin.ivn tn fi, ...-. m.u mn.i u
' eeded to sunnlv. as well as thoecon-
;omy to the General Government that
will result from its ue when completed
LETTER PROM SALEM.
Bear Mrt. Buniway:Te many
friends of the Xr.w Xokthwkst deeply
regret that the Centennial party was
financial loss instead of profit to its self-
denying proprietor. But they are well
aware that regrets arc of no avail unless
accompanied by necessary assistance.
In my humble judgment it will be the
duty of the State Woman Suffrage Asso-
care. How you sustain
your paper and keep up its editorials to
their racy standard, when it takes two
or three men to do one-hair the amouut
or work on their journals when backed
by political parties and litigant laws, is
j thintr aU0ut the burdens vou benr. 'n.o
paper must be sustained, and yon must
be relieved iu some way. Lay the
matter before the Convention and call
' upon its members to aid you.
As the time for the Annual Conveu- j
, tion draws near, we hear a great ileal of j
discussion upon the subject of Woman j
Suffrage. Many sensiblo remarks are '
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, iiuiiih Hiuuc iu us i.ivorauu manv sense
less ones against. Our adversaries have
. vr. x4 ligU-
njcnbs and now they belch forth vollev
r. it m ,i
C?JW11111SLTU L 11171 1 1-MI1I V I f 1 l tt
auer voney oi me meanest kind or
abuse. They do not dare these protec
tors or ours to come honorably forward
and debate the qestion and thereby
show themselves to be actuated by hon
est motives. But they will skulk be
hind editorial desks and throw slurs and
filth at US and limn 1 :i
kenncIs to chuckle over their debasing
, lournalism. Ti.i- n. e,... ,l"'i3,us
,,id ,e other , , T .
i ,vom..m(lll,.,; uY'l '
i ' s vuiurieiicaiieu upon
to sneak nf dm c.ii'...
' of hoU, ev, T ' " , JS Jem(,la
j Reed's Opera House to strut and crow
I aml cackle over the prospect of their
speeuy emancipation from the tyranny
or the brute man!"
But in spile or the attacks or the
Mercury we still live and are steadily
increasing in numbers. Our opponents
wield i-ome inlluJnce in frighteulng
away the timid by their ridicule, but we
know that every year makes our cause
tho stronger, and so, willi firm faith in
in ourntml triumph, wego marcelngon. i bating, or rather discussing Woman
Mrs. J. A. Johns. (Suffrage, Mr. Warren opposed and Mr.
" Sox in favor, as leading spirits, others,
LETTER PROM ASTORIA. as lesser lights, chiming in. Mr.
-Vm. A. J. Buniway:! received your i HeIm Was Pre"t, but a11 bo had to say
invitation to attend the wnn Qr' uPn the subject was that It had "two
I JMt . .
frage Convention at Porllaml nr.
! 13th and Hlh insts. I much regret that
, business matters will prevent my belncr
I there. But be assured that mvevm-
thy is In full accord with the movement
. Hoping that you may have a full and
. harmonious Convention, aud that the
I cause ;will ultimately triumph, is the
i wish of your friend,
Astoria, February 8, 1S74. .
Salem is to have two more daily par
pers, one right away and tue other hy-and-by
just before election.
"YOURS TRULY" SPEAKETH.
Yours Truly U disgusted with the
genus masculine. Not content jwm
having thrown every obstacle of narrow
imagination aud sour misanthropy in
the scalo or their political privileges
wherewith to outweigh the great princi
ple of Human Rights, and dissatlslieu
with the fact, patent, at last, to the
most imbecile and obtuse observor, that
the cause Is triumphantly marching for
ward to the fulfillmant of Its glorious
destiny, it Is now the fashion, among
many of these sage (?) protectors () to
cry out tragically, "We havo nothing
against the cause.' Our objection is to
Yours Trulv is onlv a school girl, but
she Is a pretty thorough reader of her
country's history, and she Is not un
mindful of the fact that many Tories in
Revolutionary times, who fought
agaiust freedom as long as there was
any possible show for them to win,
sought, at last, to break the sudden fall
consequent upon their Inglorious defeat,
by crying out asralnst General Wash
ington, who had led the- forlorn hope of
his despised and destitute Continental
array from Valley Forgo to' victory.
She also remembers how, when history
repeated itself in the late struggle for
the preservation of the Nation's herit
age, tills same class of oppression
shriekcrs, finding that Freedom was
again winning the day, sought to raise
a clamor to cover, up the disgrace of
defeat by vehemently abusing-Abraham
Lincoln, who, in the consciousness of a
noble anil unselfish purpose, pursued the
even tenor of his way until tho personal
opposition to himself reached Its culmi
nation nnd lie fell by the assassin's bul
let. And now this same fell spirit of
oppression, urged on by all the imps of
evil, finding it impossible to longersuc-.
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cessiuny oppose inc cqiiamy
by striking at the cause itself, cries out
in frantic acclaim, "We wish the cause
all manner of success! Our clamor is
against the Dunhray!"
There may be, and no doubt are, many
I mon wlin linvn tin Iinttpr tliatl to
' be entrapped by
such an outcry, but
i women, even if they are but school gins,
possess sufficient acumen to undcr-
stand the animus of all such opposition.
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'These fellows know full well that the
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I AN oman Movement without Mrs. Dunl-
way would be like a locomotive wmimu ,
; steam, an army wnnoui a leaner, a
I T- ...til A - -V- I 1 I
i r ranco wiinoui a apoicun, or iu vt
tne proposition upon incir own piane
an olhce without greenbacks. 1 Hey ,
know 1ui,c as we", as do the Woman
feunragisis, inai uui lor -Mrs. jiuniway
the "tt oman Movement in Oregon and
wasningion lcrruory wouui uo jusi
where it was three years ago; and in-
stea.ioi mining, as we uo now in uie ,
puune uorary, a score or mure newspa-
pen maiapeaiv uopeiuuy oi uie spectiy
successor the cause, albeit many of them
decry its leader, it would be impossible
for its advocates to get one respectful
word from the public press.
Mrs. Duniway's fight has been a long
' aud self-denying one, but her friends
aiare Lesion and all the outcry or enven
omcd opponents will only make the vic-
j tory the grander.
Then persevere, brave, strueclintr
heart. It not int!miiltl l.v II,
. of vour enemies. Your friends will !
1 stand around you as a wall of Impenc-!
trab e fire: and thousli often the .
poisoned arrows of- mallcnltv 11 v I
about and around vou and sometimes
: pierce you sorely, they will not itriko
: you down, for over the heads of those
I who labor in the great vineyard ot Lib'
' crty hover the angels or hope and con
solation and mercy; aud as they note tho
vehement efforts or the sons of oppres
sion to fasten In your quivering flesh the
arrows of their venom, thev draw closer
around your devoted head and swear bv
the God or Freedom Mint nil Hi ia
of Hell shall not prevail against you.
That the great causo of humanity lu
which you arc so devotedly laboring
may triumph in the early future is the
sincere desire aud expectation of
LETTER PROM ALBANY.
Bear Mrs. Dunlway: I sometimes
think that our cause is progressing as
rapidly as the people are being educated
to receive it. Theignoranceaud prejudice
of many women who ought to bo well
informed upon the subject of personal
freedom is astonishing.
I learn thatHon. J.F.CapIcs came out
strong for Woman Shffrage at tho late
colored festival in Portland. We have
found thorough friends to the Woman
Movement here in Mr. and Mrs. Steph
enson. Owing tonn expected attack of mumps
in my family I rear that I shall not be
able to go to the Convention, though I
should enjoy it so much.
I hope to go to the Temperance- Alli
ance, where I, ot course, expect to meet
Politics will be very exciting next
June. Many men that want office will
rail to get it, and then, as usual, they
will want the parties "purified" in some
manner whereby they may be counted
In another lime.
' ueautlful sides!"
' A g001 mani chaugesare taking place
' I11 our twni making things quite lively.
1 11 18 expected that there will be more
improvement hero next summer than for
some years In the past.
I send you cash for two subscriptions,
my own and Mrs. T s.
We are looking for you to give us a
visit soon. I have many things to
write about which I have not time to
Hoping -the Convention may be a
success, and that you may gather many
new subscribers for the New North
west, I remain as ever, yourt for free'
POm. MnSi j, Fosteh.
ORGANIZATIONS OP THE OLAflTTA-
HAS EQUALJilGHTS CLUB.
Monday evening, 9th Inst., tbe Court
House at Oregon "City was filled to
overflowing with an intelligent aud or
derly audience, upon the "occasion of a
permanent organization of the friend nf
justice and reform.
.ALA cail. - ori,f Mrs. Sarah M.
McCown was elected Chaianian pro tern.
The minutes of a preliminary meeting
held lu December, '73, were read and ap
proved. Mrs. Mirauda-BMJuck presented the
report of tho Canvassing Committe ap
pointed to labor throughout tho county.
The following names had been obtained":
Mrs. S. Augusta Chase, Mrs. S. Mi
randa Buck, Mrs. Sarah Meld rum Mc
Cown, Mrs. V. O. Harding, Mr. W. C.
Johnson, Mrs. J. DeVore Johnson, Rev.
Martin Judy, Mr. H. L. Bacon, Mrs.
A. Edmonds, Mrs. Qlive McCord, Mrs.
Fannie K. Cochran, Mrs. Mary White,
Mrs. Susan D. Meldrutu, Miss Pet Mil
ler, Miss Emma Chase, Miss Amy
Kerns, Miss Rosa Smith, Dr. J. W.Nor-
ris, Mr. J. m. iJacon, Mr. Jacob Wort-
man, Mr. J. P.Ward, Miss Alice Hun-
sakcr, Miss Moilie Beatie, Mrs. V.
Athcy, Mr. X. Athcy, Miss Sarah
Atliey, Mr. Rodney Tompkins, Mr. J.L.
Barlow, Mr. George "Newman, Miss
Julia Johnson, Mr. T. J. Matlock, Mrs.
II. A. Matlock, Mr. W. A. Mills, Mr. S.
A. Mills, Mary E. Caples, Mr. Daniel
Talbcrt, Mr. W. A. Phillips, Mr. A. F.
Jones, sii. J. 1'hUlips, Mr. James M.
Moore, Mr. Hiram Cochran, Miss Fan-
ule Barlow, Mr. E. S. Eastham, Mrs,
Cynthia Howard, Mrs. Mrs. J. F.Clarke,
Mrs. II. Pease, Miss H. Pease, Miss Ella
Bacon, Mr. John Wortman, Mr. Buck,
aud Mrs. J. ortman
Many others had expressed themselves
, .. . sinaturea ,.. nrnh.
ably be obtained. Also hope-was enter
tained that there would be many addi
tions from the county at large. Only
two precincts have as yet been heard
The Secretary acknowledged the re
celpT of a communication from the Rev.
J. D. Loeey expressing his profound
sympathy with the Woman Movement
Also an able statement of views and ex
IHjrienee relative to the movement, by
Mrs. Fanny Cochran
The Chairman of the Committee nn
Co,l!mil,loil au(, jj.-.tws submitted
fonm of lIle snm e which were ad opt ed
T, following U the preamble:
((v tii. nmWHimMi niiwit.a r
,,1 political Rights, believing that
orgauizwi t.uort will best promote the
rec0gnItion and secure the exercise of
lhose Rights, and, furthermore, being
interested iu the improvement of the
human race, do hereby declare ourselves
a Cnckaraas County Equal RightsClub,
prolK,9illg t0 hold public and private
meetings, circulate appropriate publi
cations, establish a public library and
reading room and otherwise further the
The Constitution, Art. I, provides that
the organization shall be known as the
"Clni'knmas County Equal Rights
Art. II read- as follows:
"iiieoojeci oi tins uiuusnaiiue.iirsi
the recognition of the Equal Political
Rights or all classes or citizens, regard
Icss of sux; secondly, the use of all
'auuauic measures to secure me exer
cise of thoso Nights; thirdly, the moral
nnd mental Improvement of tho mem
bers of the Association, the community
aud the human race; fourthly, the sub
scrvlencc or the personal intercsfso! the
members or the Association as far as
connected with the objects of the Asso
Remarks were made upon the justice
and value of impartial .'all rage and kin
(I red subjects.
Hon. W. Carey Johnson delivered
forciole and logical address, ot some
length, upon tho right of women to vote
and the necessity of effort to secure
them in the exercise of that right, with
an appeal to all liberal-minded persous
to aid in the movement.
Mrj. W. W. Buck, prefacing witli
few humorous remarks, read a spirited
esssny, written by a membcrof the Club.
principally upon "Man as a Non-voter,"
depicting his distress and rebellion In
tho lamentable event of his deprivation
or mo electlva franchise.
Professor Baumgras, the well-known
Washington artist, expressed himself iu
an eloquent and elegant manner upon
the benefits that man would !orivn
from tho equal association or woman
with him In affairs or Government. Ho
also staled a series or propositions relat
ing to tho subject which were heartily
endorsed by a vole or the meeting.
Mrs. Sarah McCown read a careful and
well-written paper upon woman as tho
the oppressed member of the race, ask
ing for redress at the hands or her
Mr. 11. L. Eastham, in a few well
chosen remarks, called attention to the
fact that the advocates of impartial suf
frage are found among the foremost po
litical leaders of the Nation.
Mr. Johnson called attention to liter
ary men of note who are avoweil Woman
The audience was waited upon for the
signatures to the Constitution and By
Laws, and the followlug new names
Mrs. W. W. Buck, Miss Sarah J.
Thacher, J. G. Hurley, C. Oliver AU
bright, F. Wesley Greenman, Miss
Emma Harrington, Wm. J. Whitlock
The following delegates were elected
to represent the Club in the Oregon
Slate Woman Suffrage Association, to
conveue in Portlaud, Friday, the 13th
Mrs. Sarah M. McCown, Mrs. Miranda
S. Buck, Mrs. V. O. Harding, Hon.S. A.
Mills, Mr. E. L. Eastham, Mr. W. Carey
Johnson, Mrs. J. DeVore Johnson.
A resolution offered by tho Rev. Mar
tin Judy, was passed requesting the
printing of the proceedings of the meet
!lne Iu the New Northwest, Bally
Oreffoniun, Daily Bulletin and Oregon
It was announced, that due notice
would be given of the time and place
or the next meeting, when permanent
oftlcera.will be elected. -
Upon motion the meeting adjourned.
J. DeVore Johnson,
Secretary, pro tern.
A SERIES OF PROPOSITIONS.
STATED BY PJtOFESSOB BAUJIORAS BEFORE THE
CLArKAXAS COUUTY XQUAX. BIGHTS ASSOCIA
TION AND EXDORSDII BV IT, VEBISITAUY 9, 7L
1. Domestic institutions, however
ancieut their origin or sacred their pre
tensions, have no claim for their preser
vation or for our respect if time and ex
perience have demonstrated that they
stand iu the wav of the progress of
humanity, liberty and human happi
ness. 2. To denounce and resist the claim
of Woman Suffrage, as a mischievous
innovation, can only be ascribed to a
mistaken reverence for what is old, or
to ignorance, selfishness or blind fanati
The interests or society are indi
visible for all or its members. There
fore, no class can prosper ir another Is
oppressed, ignored or robbed or Its equal
4. The present law, which endows
man with the right ot suffrage, merely
on account of sex, is the main cause of
tuo vulgarity, meanness and wide
spread corruption that attend our polit-
cal life association.
The extension of the right of suf
frage to women will bring their refin
ing influences and keen moral sense
Into our public life, and thus rid onr free
Institutions or their present faults aud
G. The reforms clamored for through
out our Nation, for a purer conduct or
our public affairs, can only be effected
by establishing Woman Suffrage, and
not by Jhe exchange or political parties
to succeed to power.
The priuciple or representation for
whomsoever is taxed for real estate
has been violated where the estates of
women have been concerned.
S. On all fair occasions it lias been
proved that in capacity, talont and hon
esty in tho transaction or public busi
ness in the various departments of ad
ministration, woman is the equal of
man and entitled to to the same claims
9. In all public aud private occupa
tions where women perform the same
work and in the same degree of quantity
and quality they are entitled to and
ought to receive the same compensation
as is paid to men.
10. The concession of the right of
suffrage to women will bo followed by
no conceivable danger to society that is
not equally so experienced on account
of tho elective franchise- as at present
the the rule of our country.
11. Finally, since it appears that
blessings only can result from this re
form, it is politic and patriotic for every
citizen to exert his best power to re
move the degradation in which the ex
isting laws have placed women, and to
establish their equality "with man he
fore the law by the enactment or Woman
Suffrage, by the Congress or the United
States, as the law or the laud.
THE RISC OF THE TltCE METAI.
Mrs. A. J. Buniway:! have the honor
to acknowledge your kiud invitation to
attend the Woman Suffrage Association
to be held in Portland on the 13th and
14th lusts. Sympathizing as I do with
tiic women of our commonwealth in
their laudable and righteous efforts to
secure a lust anu equal protection "oe
frt-rt llm 1.tl tn oil MiaIi linlor.ll fltlfl ill. :
i, ' ..!.,. ,,,,. r ,i ' istration, opened with a strong and for
alieuable rights, both ot person and cibIe arguuent, based upon the absolute
property, as wen as inamiu irresisnuie
power and influence or woman slinuiu
be brought to bear and felt in all the re
lations ot society, I can assure you that
if circumstances will permit I shall
take great pleasure and feel highly hon
ored in being permitted to be present at
the Association as requested. I have
the honor to be very truly yours,
- S. C. Adams.
Salem, February 7, 1874.
Sam Clarke, after having lampooned
us for declaring that we would favor all
and only such political action as in our
judgment was most conducive to a
proper system of government, has be
como converted to our idea and now
boasts through the Statesman that he is
pursuing the very same policy, as au
honest Mian, you know, which he op
posed in us a week or two ago as merce
nary. It's better late than neven
We regret to learn, through the secu
lar papers, that our friend Rev. J. F.
DeVore has been involved in n. difficulty
we trust only temporarily with a
number of his ministerial brethren. We
are disposed to receive with many
grains of allowance the charges against
Mr. DeVore, and we have no doubt but
the Church and the world will fully ac
cord Willi our opinion.
Several annoying typographical errors
wero permitted to pass uncorrected
through our columns last week. Very
sorry, as these blunders furnish Imagin
ing garbage upon which to fatten pigmy
exchanges Iiko the Forest Grove Smut
The Convention, which will be in ses
sion to-day and to-morrow, promises to
be of one of very great interest. We
hopo everybody who has an Idea upon
rt rwl f noM f r 4 li sv frtllli Hint im lu liim
and testify to tho faith that is iu him
We acknowledge the receipt of "A La
California" aud "Tho History of the
Grange Movement," two valuable pub
lications from the the house of A. L.
Bancroft & Co. Will try to review
thm next week.
FREEST. GROVE CORRESPONDENCE
The following letter was intended for
publication last week, but was inadvert
Bear Mrs. Duniicay:! see that the
Forest Grovo Independent, unmindful
of the advice you so kindly bestowed in
your issue of January 10th, is-again out
witli its usual allowance of falsehoods,
indecency, and various kindred ele- .
mcnts, which, from the stand-point of
its self-lauded editor, go to make up a
"moral and instructive newspaper." It
is safe to suppose that our moralist
must have been in something of a rage,
inasmuch as he so far forgot his pious
tutelage as to call you naughty names.
It is also presumable from the thinness
of tho hair on his crown, that he in
dulged in tho paroxysm of raadnes'3 of
which the redoubtable "2s" makes men
tion. Perhaps his locks were saved
from total destruction by the consoling
remembrance of his "deep, resonant
voice" and luxuriant (?) "beard" sole
insignia of Ids boasted manhood, and
consequent superiority over your sex In
general and yourself In particular. Tho
inquiry as to whether yourself and your
venerable correspondent invested in the
"Prizo Association" that so worries
him, was doubtless prompted by ava
rice rather than rage, as he proceeds to
ask with eager and unseemly haste,
"whether it paid ?"
He was perhaps aroused from the
dreamy contemplation of future possi
bilities by the noise and bluster with
which "N" sought to draw his attention
to the "Letter from Forest Grove." Of
course It is needless for me to attempt to
guess at tho identity or "N.'Mhe blus-.
tering and wondcrrul reviewer who has
so lately been added to the world of let
ters. The mere fact that there is but
one person iu all this region who in
dulges in such insane and wholesale
abuse ot the worthy citizen who is so
ludicrously mistaken for myself, is not,
you see, tho least clue. Nor ia the sim
ilarity between his "labored" produc
tion and the continuation of a certain
wail the slightest presumptive evidence.
But or one thing I am assured: that be
was struck aud sorely wounded by one
ot my random arrows, for he certainly
"Writes like one that hath been stunned,
And Is of sense forlorn,'"
Although this - last is believed to be
his normal condition by those who
know him best. And now, really Mrs.
D., I must beg your pardon for even
filling a "whole half column" of your
valuable paper with notices of such
When I wrote to you two weeks ago
giving a truthful account of my unfor
tunate "Sunday afternoon with a mor
alist," and adding tho commonly re
ceived -opinion concerning tho editor
ship of our-precions (?) paper, I did not
for a moment suppose that the "nomi
nal" would fly into such a passion, the
learned D. D. himseir come to the front,
and the contortions of the "fat P. M."
become so frightful fo behold. So
again asking pardon for devoting even a
small place to an infinitely smaller sub
ject, I am as before, M.
Forest Grove, January 26, '74.
Women Before the Judiciary Committee.
SPEECH R ON THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE PETI
TION 11V FBASC1S MILLER, ESQ.., SARA J. STEN
CEK, 11EI.VA A. LOCKWOOD, PIIEBE A. COZZENS'
FRANCIS X. M-RR AND SCSAN B. ANTHONY.
A large and brilliant company of
women assembled in the room of tbe
House Committee on Judiciary at 11:30
a. M. to hear the appeals to the commit
tee on the petition to enfranchise tho
women of the District, introduced yes
terday :n the House of Rescntatives by
Hon. B. F. Butler.
MK. FIIAKCIS MILLER,
counsel with Mr. Riddle in the suit of
Mrs. Spencer against the Board of Rerr-
jurisilictloii ol l ongress over tills Dis
trict, and the rights of women under tho
Constitution not protected by proper
MRS. fi.VKA J. Sl'EXCER
then gave in brief the reasons why the
seventy-two women who applied for reg
istration first appealed to the courts and
then to emigres, and said that now, In
stead of seventy-two, six hundred citi
zens asked for the enfranchisement of
the women of the District.
Besides these, many prominent men
who had no opportunity of signing the
petition were strongly and openly in fa
It was said Ignorant women would
vote. Hundreds and thousands of idle,
vicious men were loafing at corners, in
public assemblies, aud in dens of vice,
whose wives were toiling from aun to
sun to support their families.
It was said bad wojncn would vote,
and from tho strength with which this
argument was put forth, one would
think that the principal voting popula
tion among women would be of this
class. Bad men and good women used
this argument freely. But statistics
phow that seventy-five percent ot aban
doned girls are from fifteen to eighteen
years of age not old enough to vote,
while, more appalling still, their aver
age life was, after entering that career,
only from three to five years. It was In
behalf of this class of outcasts and their
victims that she most earnestly desired
good women to exercise the right of fran
chise. BELV.V A. LOCKWOOD
then addressed the committee on tbe
representative capacity of men. Her
relatives, father, brother and husband
had always voted their way, but not
her way. How could they represent
MISS PIIEnE A. COZZEXS
then delivered an eloquent appeal on the
part of Western women to enfranchise
the women of this Territory, urging
that the wives and mothers and daugh
ters of tho land should receive this rec
ognition from Congress, nnd should not
be seutlo sue a t the feet of tho "rlfl'-rafl"
of the Old World and the "scum of tho
MRS. FRANCES ELLEN BURR
read a brief paper beautifully appealing
i P . i i i i
where all, East and West, had an equal
MISS SCSAX B. ANTHONY
closed the discussion by asking that, if
the committee could or should fall to re
port favorably on this petition, they, for
consistency's sake, should at once frame
a bill to relieve women from taxation-