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THURSDAY MARCH 25, 1880
THE 0EE00N0ITY PHATID.
It appears, after nil, that the tax
payers of Oregon City are to be swin
dled out of their choice for School Di
rector. Mr. Welch was declared elected
by John Myers and Peter Paquet, a ma
jority of the Board of School Directors
(the various Boards being the judges' of
eleetlon in their respective districts). To
accomplish this result, they threw out
nine lawful ballots; hot Mr. Norrie,
having received a majority of votes,
commenced fulfilling the duties of (be
office. The School Clerk refused to pay
a warrant signed by Mr. Norris and an
other Director, and Judge Bellinger was
petitioned for a writ of mandamus to
compel b(a to do so. The Judge refused
the petition, on the ground that a writ
of inaudamus is not applicable to the
caie. If the writ were granted this
time, It would sot deter the clerk from
luterpeslug objections whenever a war
rant signed by Korrie is presented. The
returns In Welch's favor eau only be re
versed by a judicial Inquiry into the
election, and the contest must be de
cided upon proceedings in the nature of
It is not known whether or not the
contest will be carried further. We
hope it will be fought to the end, that
Myers may he shown that he eaonet set
aside the will of the people. If this ease
la allowed to go by default, there i dan
ger that in many instances the votes of
tax-paying wives will be thrown out.
NEED OF A WHIPPING-POST.
A correspondent of the Salem Slates
thhh tells a terrible story of the brutal
whipping which a Marion comity man
recently gave bis wife, though the name
of the coward is not furnished. The
nearest neighbors state that-tbe victim
is the man's second wife, and that he Is
lu the habit of abusing her. Ttie farm
where this occurs Is about five miles
east of Salem. The correspondent saw
him thrust her out of the house, sav
agely striking her and ordering tier to
is bo ner cunaren ami leave.
One of the Statesman's head-lines In
relation to this allair is, "A lit subject
for the wbipping-itost." Our eon tem
porary appreciates the situation, and
advocates tbo proper punishment for
such ruffianism. A man who is so lost
to all honor and self-respect as to whip
bis wlfecau understand nothing bat the
same kind of treatment. Flues ami im
prisonment are either entirely lost upen
hlnj. or make him worse. Ten, twenty
or fifty stripe laid upon his bare back
..would perhaps awaken him to a seme
of the enormity of his offense, or at least
arouse in his manly heart suoh a fear of
physical su fieri ng that be would bridle
his passion when lie felt disposed to
wreak bis vengeance upon his wife.
We hope the next Legislature will
prescribe the whipping-poet as the pen
alty for wife-beating, oruelty to chil
' dren, oruelty to animals, larceny, ami a
few other crimes.
' A SIXTEEHTH AMEKDMEBT
We have received In pamphlet form
'the arguments In behalf of a Sixteenth
Amendment to the Constitution of the
United States, to read as follows:
Sec. 1. Th ricbt of snOrac In the United
Slaus shall be bed on citizenship, and the
rli-lit of citizens of Um United States to Tote
shall not be der.lod or abridged by the United
sutrs or by any Mate on account of sex, or for
any reaaon not equally applicable to all du
re m of the United States.
Sec. 2. Oonsreaa snail have power to enforce
this article by appropriate legln.'aiion.
Tlieee arguments were made before
the Committee on the Judiciary of the
United States House of Representatives,
January SI, 1880, by Emma Mont, Mc
Rae, Catharine A. T. Stebbine, Lillie
Dovereux Blake, Phube W. Cousins,
Jessie T. Waite, Elizabeth L. 8axen,
Matilda Joslyu Gage, and Sntan B. An
thony, all of whom were delegates of
the National Woman Suffrage Avsocla
tlon. In the future, we will from time
to time publish portions of the argu
ments In support of the proposed
A LADY IN THE PULEIT.
Rev. J. A. Crucan baa recently been
quite 111, and on two occasions his ser
mons were read by Mrs. Oman, who
gave the large congregations another
proof of what a woman can do as a
helpmeet for her talented husband in
his public work. Mrs. C. was quite un
prepared for the first sermen, the Ink
from her husband's pen belug hardly
dry before she was called upon to take
his place in the pulpit. We opiue that
it will Dot be very long before this gifted
lady will be writing aud preaehiug her
own sermons. And we are proud to add
that nobody will be better pleaaed
-thereat than Mr. Crura n himself.
Mis. A. Lu Warner, of Dexter, Oiegon,
writes: "I went myself to the Court
House in Eugene and procured my tax
receipt, and on the 1st day of March
proceeded to our school-house in com
pany with my husband aud tote?. At
first there Kere a few surprised looks,
but there was no opposition, and good
humor was the role of the day. I was
the only lady present. Several gentle
men regretted not fetchlu- their wives,
which led me to suppose I will not be
alone next year. I spent a veiy pleasant-afternoon
in doing what I consid
ered my duty."
The daughters of Casilus M. Clay are
actively at work for Woman Su II rage.
They are members of an auxiliary soci
ety of the National Woman Sufi rage
Association. Their society, which was
formed under the auspices of Miss An
thony, is circulating tracts, petitions,
etc., and has secured the consent of
some five or six newspapers to publish
arguments in favor of Woman Suffrage.
WOKAH'S VALUE IH WAB.
Anna js,iia Carroll's claim to the
credit of having drawn the roans and
Made the plans for the Tennessee cam
paign oftbeeivil war was presented be
fore the late National Woman Suffrage
Convention by Mrs. Gage, who called
up the resolution upon Miss Carroll
Owing to the In Hue nee of this lady upon
Govornor Hicks, Maryland was kept In
the Union, at a time when that Statu
was balancing between the nation anil
secession. As early as November, 1861,
Mies Carroll sent to the War Depart
ment a plan and nap showing the fal
lacy of attentions; to conquer the rebel
lion by attacking Richmond, or dowu
the Mississippi. She pointed out the
Tennessee River, navigable to the Ala
bama shoals, and commanding the
Charleston and Memphis railroad, a
the meanti of striking a death-blow at
the rebellion. The country, tired and
heart-sick of McClellan's Inactivity and
Horace Greeley's "On to Richmond"
cry, was at last encouraged by a sub'
etantial victory In the taking of Forts
Heury, Douelson ami Pillow In pursu
anoe of her plan Grant's name for the
flrt time coming to view in connection
with this campaign. Vlcksbuig, long
uselessly as-tailed from the Trout, was at
last taken from the back, In adherence
te Miits Carroll's plan.
Portions of Mis Carroll's memorial
to Congress, asking the public recognl
tlon of her services, were real before the
Convention. Letters from Hon. Benja
min F. Wade, at that time Chairmau of
the Military Committee of the House,
Hon. Thomak Scott, at that time Assist
ant Secretary of War, Abraham Lin
coln, and others, were read or men
tioned, all of whom publicly recoguised
Mine Carroll's claim. Miss Carroll was
ipoken of as the most transcendant mil
itary g-nius of the age. It is uot the
General who fights the battles that is
recognised as the superior power, but
the one who plans, who originates, who
lays out the campaign to be followed.
Women are told the ballot and the
ballet should go together. Although
hundreds of women fought in the war,
yet not one fired a guu. With their sex
rests the eredit of having originated
the plan which bronght battalion after
battalion Into liue, and threw regiment
after regiment of artillery Into action.
Was not this of more value to the coun
try than all the single rifle shots women
might have fired ?
A subscriber desires to kuow what
punishment was inflicted on the men
who caused the death of Jennie Clark,
at Lynn, Mast., by procuring an abor
tion on her, and whether or not her se
ducer, Allen X. AJams, escaped the
couseqnences of his great crime. This
is the "trunk tragedy" case, the body of
the girl having been fouud in a trunk in
a mutilated condition.
At the time the tragedy first shocked
me puouc, more tnau a year ago, we
predicted that Adams would escape
punishment, aud our words are proved
true. From a late number of the Wom
an's Journal, we learn that the altor
tionisU are suffering a legal penalty for
their crime, while Adams, who was in
dieted as an accessory to the offense,
is at liberty, the district attorney
being uuable to find ground on which
to ptosecule the indictment. Adams's
crime is vastly more heinous than that
of either the abortionist, yet he is al
lowed to go forth in the world to pave
the way for sending others to the jieui-
tentiary. Better a thousand times had
they gone free than lie. Without such
as he, their crime would be rarely com
Speaking of Adams, the Woman's
Journal feelingly says: "Somewhere
iu the world is the man who, Wore all
others, is the guilty cause of the sin and
shame and misery ami untimely death
of a young girl whom circumstances
drove from the shelter of her mother's
roof to earn Iter bread. He is at liberty.
If lie had robbed a bank, or committed
a forgery, the law, lu the interest of
property, would have followed him to
the end of the earth, traciug every clew
till he was found. In the interest of
morality there Is need both of law and
public sentiment to pursue aud punish
the moral monster who cause 'truuk
tragedies.' io outer crime aud uo
other murder is so dastardly aud cruel,
and none so often go unpuuisbed.
Surely women are needed to help make
laws fortbeirown protection, and which
shall mete out to this class of crlmiuais
the punishment they deserve."
The report of the Hale Investigating
Committee, which has been looking
into the Maine muddle, shows that Gar
oelon and his council deserve all the
oensore that has been heaped on them
by the press of the country. The com
mittee noil that alterations, erasures
and forgeries were made ; that the fus
ion returns were corrected wheu found
to be Informal, but that no errors were
rectified iu the Republican returns;
that these illegal and fraudulent sets
were part of a plan to secure a fusion
Legislature; and that the government
of the State has been recklessly admiu-
ietered and extravagantly carried on.
While the National Sufi rage Conven
tion was in session io Washington, a
note was handed id to the stage request
ing the presiding officer to take a vote
of bow many there were in the hat! who
desired to vote for the suppression of
the liquor traffic. The question was
put, aud every woman in the large au
dience sprang qulekly to her feet.
"Now, reporters," said Miss Anthony
to the press representatives, "do you
not believe women want to vote?"
Some-kind frieud haa Mnt H4 n iwiiiv
of a newspaper (we guess it's a uews
paper) priuted in the Syriac, the Illyr
ian, the Etltloptc, the Armeuian, the
Iberian, the Egyptian, Ut Turkish, or
some other language. It Is as Interest
ing as a Cherokee paper.
OLD tfEff'S YOUSff WIVES.
The utter nonsense of a young girl's
marrying an old man for a home and
friends ami position was never better
shown than lu the case of the U. S.
Treasury girl who wedded Senator
Christianity of Miohlgan (now our Mil)
ister to Peru). The 'groom's age was
"out of all proportion" to the bride's,
aud. it was easy to foresee that, after
both had Ureal of the "old mau's dar
Hug" sillinese, there would be domestic
trouble. The iuhannony has devcluped
sooner thau was expected. The wife re
cently arrived In Washington from
Peru, and tells a fearful story of her
'wrongs at feast, so the newapaier4 re
port. Those who have kuowu Judge
Chrlstlancy through an honorable life
are loth to believe that he is a wife-
beuter, a drunkard, an oplnm-user, etc,,
and insist that his wife is trying to cre
ate sympathy by iter reeltala.
The Cbristlaucy case should prove a
warning to all old gentlemen who are
looking tor young wives, and to all
young girls who are seeking old hut
bands under the Impression that n
happy and care-free future awaits them.
Old gentlemen are sure to be childhh
awl bad-humored at times; ami young
women are not likely to overlook their
will me. Old gentlemen are certain to
desire their youug wives to remain quiet
and sedate at parties, reeeptlous and
balls ; and young wives are very, very
apt to wish to havo a good time ami to
gratify their desire. Oid gentlemen
are generally averse to liielr ynung
wives having youug people for com
pauy ; and youug wives are decidedly
opposed to being limited to the asoeia
tlon of elderly people, honorablw thougli
their age may be. Old geutlemeu are
frequently given to stating their views
6 pou these matters in a very pettish
way ; aud young wive are occasionally
given to replying In aggravating tones.
Old gentlemen are often jealous if their
wives' attractions are noticed by young
men; and young wives are. apt to re
gard their old husbands as foolish and
whimsical, and frequently tell them so.
Old gentlemen very probably get angry
and attempt to assert their "headship of
tile family ;" aud young wives flud it Is
uot pleasant to be "bossed" by old fo
gies, and frequently there are broil,
and enpiona tears from the wives. Then
the old gentlemen and the young wives
make It up, only to have worse nml
worse rows. And finally the strife gots
so violent aud fierce that they separate,
the wtves Koine hack to their homos
with tlielr bright anticipations shrouded
In a somber pall.
A young girl, Intelligent, refined, ac
complished and beautiful, may marry
an old gentleman, honored and wealthy,
but she will find that his position and
means, while giving her much homage
"from worldly people, will yet fall to
briug her happiness. She will lenrn
that being the wife of a young man.
whom she loves and respects, ami who
reciprocate Iter affection and regard,
although she does have a house to look
after and work to do, Is preferable to
being an "old man's darling," with
nothing to do but wear ffie clothe, at'
tend receptions, humor her aucieut hus
band's whims, and be in hot water all
the time trying to appease his unrea
"Rev. Adonljsh awl His Wife's Rela
lions" Is the title of a book of 367 page,
Just issued by the Authors' Publishing
Company, of New York. Thia book is
au amusing account of the troubles a
young minister met with in his first
parish. The book is a capital represen
tation of the misapplied tower of a
woman Auut Jemima who consti
tuted herself the chief deaconess iu the
church, and, for want of something
better to occupy her time aud thought,
led her pastor and his wife into petty
neighborhood squabbles, and finally
Into disgrace. The author, Mrs. D. A.
B. Steele, is a pleasing and reatly writer.
Once fairly begun, the reader will fol
low the pages with Increasing interest.
and will part with Rev. Adonljab and
his wife and the relations with a feeling
that their counterparts can tie found iu
almost any town in America. Price,
$1 00. Scud orders to Authors' Pub
lishing Company, Bond street, N. Y.
"One Little ludian," by Roy Maltlau'd,
Is another of the well-known "Satchel
Series" of popular stories, issued by the
same company. Price, 35 cents.
John G. Wells, 729 Broadway, New
York, lias printed a new and thoroughly
revised edition of his well-known and
popular work, "Every Mau Ills Own
Lawyer." This work, in a convenient
duodecimo form, eontains all the most
Important matter usually fouud in a
large law library. Agreements, forms
of couveyauoes, proof of deeds, receipts
and releases, bill of eale, chattel
mortgages, dower, interest, land war
rants, aud everything else that is met
lu practical business life, Is here dis
tinctly defined, and when well followed
will keep everybody out of litigation
with bis neighbor.
The Home Doctor," by Dr. Geo. M.
Bourne, is a plain, comprehensive
treatise upon the treatment, on the
"water cure" plan, of the different dis
eases thai afflict the human family.
The book Is written iu simple lauguagc,
adapted to the capacity of every person,
and its advice ftrictiy followed would
enable every mother to be her own doc
tor. The book Js a 12mo volume of 600
pages. Price, $S 00.
Polk county Democrats have nomi
nated R. J. Grant for State Senator and
John J. Daly, G. Hubbard and M. L.
Pipes for Representatives. The dele
gates to the State Convention arc in
structed to support Hon. Beu Haydeu
The proprietors ol the Walla Walla
Union, have added steam power to their
establishment, which la now tho most
complete of any cast of the Cascades.
THE HILL-EAYM0ND 0ASE.
The newspapers of the national capi
tal nre largely filled with matter In re
lation to the fcaodal about Senator,Hill
of Georgia and Miss Jessie Raymond.
The clrl al first published a curd stating
that the suit agaiust him for seduction
was commenced without her kuowledge
or consent; but her attorney, Mrs.
Lockwood, proved this to be false.
From the tenor of late disnatohes, it Is
evident that tho girl has concluded to
staiul by Mrs. Lockwood In the suit, as
she states that all she wants is to con
front tho Senator lu Court with the
This nauseating scaudal is one of the
results of our preeut oue-slded system
of government. From the manner in
whioh Miss Raymond has conducted
herself, the general public will regard
her as an adventuress, although Hill's
offense is uone the lighter from the fact.
If he and other members of Congress
were accompanied by their wives and
families to Washington, and noble and
Intelligent women wero allowed to be
come members of the national legisla
ture, wo should hear very little of the
stories which are so common nowadays.
The adventuresses who swarm In Wash
ington would bo driven from the city
by tho wholesome legislation of women
mid the presence of righteous wives and
mothers, tiutli the shameless class would
be reduced to the minimum.
To-day the bad women of America
wield a mighty Influence In our imliti
oal affairs, and their power is always
exerted in behalf of dishonesty and cor
ruption. Bold women are employed as
lobbyists by every set of rascals whede
sire to get a "steal" from the public
through Congress. They are fount to
be very successful, and of course will be
engaged lu the work until forced into
retirement. They will be compelled tn
desiitt only wheu good women are al
lowed equal opportunities and rights
with men In the nation's affairs. Mauy
of them also exist by levying blackmail
upon prominent pcrsous. Some pnblic
men are so careful that they refuse to
see strange women except lu the pres
ence of witnesses.
That they may counteract the influ
ence of such women as huve been de
scribed, together with their masculine
alders and abettors, is one of the reasons
that the good women of America desire
the ballot. While men claim that
women take no internal iu political af
fairs, it is notorious that the bad ele
ment of womankind have much to say
in shaping the nation's legislation, and
the true and pure wives and mothers of
the laud wish to help the houorable
men of tho country te defeat the designs
of the worse portiou of humanity.
THE PHYSI0AL ARGUMENT.
A voluminous work, entitled "The
History ol Woman Suffrage from 18-iSto
1S77, with its Preceding Causes," is now
being published in a serial form in the
National Citizen and Ballot Jlox, an
able monthly Journal, edited and pub
lished In Syracuse, New York, by Ma
tilda Joslyn Gage. The February num
ber contains an interesting account of
one of the first debates ever held, by
men on the Bible position of woman.
Tiie contest was between William Lyd
Garrison and Rev. Dr. Nevin.
Mr. G.irrlsou, having always been a
close student of the Buck, was so clear
lu his jioailions, and so ready in his
quotations, that he carried the audience
triumphantly with him.
Tiie Rev. Dr. Nevin came out of the
contest so chagrined that he lost ail
sense of dignity. On meeting Mr. Gar
rison In the vestibule of the hall, at the
olote of tho convention, he seized him
by the note anil shook him vehemently.
Mr. Garrison made no resistance, and,
when released, he calmly surveyed
his antagonist and mild, "Do you feel
better, my friend? Do you hope thus to
break the force of my argumeut?"
The friends of the Rev. Mr. Nevin
were so mortified with hie ungentle
manly behavior that they suppressed
the scene from the Cleveland journals,
and urged tho ladles who had the re
port of the convention lu charge to
mako no mention of it In their publica
tion. Happily the fact has been resurrected
in time to point a page of hiitory.
Purncll has arrived at Queenstown.
Prado. ox-President of Peru, is In
Switzerland will fortify her western
Mora arrests have been made at St.
The Grand Sheriff of Mecca has been
murdered by a Perslau lunatic
Tho grape vines of France have Leen
much Injured by eevele weather.
Tho Kntnlonns (British Columbia)
outlaws have been sentenced to death.
Hart man n denies that he ever said
he was concerned iu Ilia Moscow exnlc-
Two passenger trains collided at Halle.
Saxony, on the 30th. Seven persons
Tiie Potie, while not apnraviue. will
nbmit tn the uxptilslou of the Jesuits
I mm .prance.
The censorship of French newspapers
seut to Alssco aud Lorraine has been
There Is a diplomatic rapture between
Russia and France, ou account of the
The Oxford eight w'ou the university
boat race with the Cambridge crew after
an exciting struggle.
The American horse Parole won the
cup race, hut through some technicality
it was awarded to Advance.
Queen Victoria has hail a stone cross
erected ou the spot in Zululuud where
the Prince Imperial lost his life.
Gladstone is cntidcmued by the Chan
cellor of the British Exchequer for
using offensive language to Austria.
The sentences nf two Russian politi
cal offenders at Klelf have been com
moted to hard labor. Others will be ts- '
ecu I cd. j
The Afghan troops have rebelled.
Their action seems to be connected with I
actual or expected movements of Abdul 1
EDIT0BIAL C02RESP0SDENCE .
l'Ei: r.rADivoFTiicNEV Northwest.
On the morning after we had mailed
the last week's editorial Irttrr, we
awoke to find tiie t eaiitiful snow failing
llk a l lmket of eider-down up'ii the
plalusof Linn; ami, as the hours wore
on Willi no apparent prospect of rt
speedy cessation of the mad March
storm, we suddenly decided to hurry
homeward, and return to Albany the
next Moods j- and take a new tart iih
the beginning nf anoll.er wtl.
On the ho uteMard ride we i'vlteld the
whole earth aglow with whitened.
Tiie feathery flakes that had fallen to
the depth of several Inches covered the
uprooted forest trees that marked the
wake of the late hurricane with hurial
robes of transcendent purity Farm
houses, fences, towns, village, orchards,
forests everything waseurob-d in the
same spiritual attire, as evanesceut as it
was indescribable. As the day wore on,
the clouds parted, admitting the gor
geous sunlight; and, just at the train
was Hearing Portland, we beheld the
domed aud spired little city iu its robes
of hip, ready attired for an evening
sun-bath. It was but for a moment
that the glory lasted, hot the illumina
tion was indelibly impressed upou the
vision of memory, and will remain
thero as a thing of beauty and a joy
The loved ones at home vtere not
looking for us, but the welcome was all
the more hearty beouuse f the surprise.
Then followed a buy round of varied
duties that kept the passing minutes
flying at doobl--quick, and the week
ws gone liefore we had time to accom
plish half that was intended. Did any
body who reads these pages ever fulfill
their own desires and ambitions to the
letter, we wouder? And, if so, will
they at ot:ce inform ns bow It wss done?
On Saturday afternoon, long after the
snow was gone, and when the clouds
had drifted away to the south-laud, and
the mellow sunshine fell, like the beni
son It was, upon the sickly green of the
chilly grasses that ware straggling hard
to grow, we drove out with the family
to the Insane Atylum, where several
of our acquaintances of the olden days
are confined in the aeculsion of that hu
mane aud necessary institution, their
brains clouded by disease or disappoint
ment, and their days darkened because
of their sad affliction. We fount! those
we had especially como to visit appar
ently well, their maladies havlug so far
yielded to the hygienic treatment of Dr.
Hawthorne that it Is hoped that they
will be speedily restored to their homes
and families. But there are others
and alas! they are many who are
hopelessly stricken, whose sunlight of
reason has forever fled. And yet, some
of these have occasional moon-beams of
consciousness, which break the light, as
through a prism, into variegated freaks
of grotesque fancy, at once amusing and
melancholy. The demon Rum has sent
many victims mere; ana there are
women, too, who never lasted intoxi
cant, who are its hopeless victims
through the sins of others, whose duty
It was to shield tbem even front the
ruder blasts of the winds of heaven, but
who forsook their manhood anil their
duty to follow the demon, and sent
their wives, broken hearted, with rea
son dethroned and hope denied, to a
maniac's ward in a merciful prison
home, away from delirium 'tremens,
avay from blows and curses, aud out
into the darkness of insanity, there to
linger till their imprisoned spirits shall
be liberated at last by the merciful fiat
of the Death Angel.
With our mind full of these things,
we returned to the city, anil in the even
ing repaired to the Open Temperance
meetiug,wbere President Caples, Messrs.
Herny and Smith aud Miss Baker were
at their accustomed posts, and the large
crowd with them was engaged in their
regular weekly struggle against the de
mon aforesaid, who worketh evil con
tinually among the children of men.
Mr. Csples was as earnest as ever, and
In one of his happiest veins. A goodly
number of new names were added to the
great register, and Iter. Mr. Eliot pro
nounced one of the very best off-hand
speeches which we have ever heard from
that well known platform of many ora
tor. Then followed our own address,
and more sluging, the crowd remaining
to a late hour, and never seeming to
tire of the work iu band.
On Sunday we iistenei with much
Interest to a learned disquisition upon
natural formations and national pecu
liarities, from the pulpit of Rev. Mr.
Cruzan, by Rev. Mr. Lambert, President
of the Willamette University. We
wish everybody who doubts that relig
ion is a growth could have heard that
sermon. It would have set them- to
thinking. Twenty-five years ago such
a sermon would have been considered
heterodox to the last degree ; to-day it
U accepted with avidity by everybody
who is wise enough to digest it.
Monday, again, and we are off for Al
bany. Governor Thayer and son are
aboard the train on their way to the
Capital ; also Hou. Carey Johnson ami
wife, aud Judge Kelly, of the Supreme
Court, the latter geutlemao, who used
to claim to be our friend, noticeably
avoiding us, as he has done evi-r since
wo bad the temerity to urge b:m to do
his duty in the Greenwootl-Ciine cose,
which i.e squally failed to do. But we
like the Judge, iu spite of lilt judicial
lop-sMednes, aud he can't help it.
(We'd like to see him get the position
of Supreme Judge agaiu, however; but
Hon. R. P. Boise i-. the only w tn ou
t!.s i euch who fctaudt a ghost of a show
fur re-election, orr.'e're uo prophet.)
Albany at noon. Here we are met at
the train by Mattie Foster, a bright
and piquant Miss, who always reminds
us of "Yours Truly," upou whose ere
wlnle ready peu matrimony seems to
l.;ive set llie seal of silence, since the
public hi-arH uo n.ore from her. Mi?s
Mattie id oue of the members ol the la
dies' cornet band, and bids fair to equal
her elder slater Maggie in every accom-'
I plishment, as well as in every good
word and work.
Again we are a guest at the sumptu
ous Foster home, where the time flies
by ou rapid wings till evening, and then
we repair to the Court House, which
Sheriff Dicky has placed in excellent
coudill.in. We never before saw the
lights so brilliant or the hall so clean
and comfortable. Master George Foster
acted as general agent for our lectures,
and to his exertions we mainly credit
"our success. Master George is cun-itl
ercd the best cbolarn the Albany 4NI
leiUte Institute, and is as good as a boy
as he is as a student. Tally another for
the children of wise mothers.
Never have we met a better or more
appreciative audience.. The large hall
was full, aud the good people were as
orderly ai if at church. The aaalver
stry meeting of the Young People's
Christian Association was held sit I be
same hour, and 'a clergyman from
abroad was invited to address tbem, and
we were sorry the appointments clashed.
But nobody could belp it, and it seemed
that it had to be. The officers of tlie Y.
P. C. A. for the coming year are: Pres
ident, Professor Sox ; Vice-President, J.
F. McCoy ; Recording Secretary, Cbas.
Haffeuden ; Financial Secretary, H. F.
Merrill; Cbas. Haneadep, Chorister,
aud Kate Conner, Organist. The society
is iu a flourishing condition and de
serves the support of the public
To-night (Tuesday) we are to lecture
again; subject, "Lessons of the Cen
tury." A. 8. D.
Albany,' March 23, I960.
RborW Island Democrats favor Tihlen.
De Lessens bas been banquetted lu
Mr. W. B. Vickers, managing editor
of the Denver Tribune, is dead.
Strikes aud compromises are reported
from all portions of the country.
Rauey and Jolly, two Virginia gen
tlemen, are under arrest for duelling.
An Erie (Perm.) man lias gone vio
lently crazy over the "fifteen" punle.
Horace M. Kimball is the Democratic
candidate for Governor of Rhode Island.
Jsy Gould will build a railroad from
St. Loots to the Western Missouri coal
Alexander Stewart of Vermont bas
brought suit for a portion of A. T. Stew
A mass meeting of anti-thinl term
Republicans is to be held tn St- Louis
sometime in May.
Kearney talked at the sand lots on
Sunday, hot exercised due care in tbe
choice of language.
Miss Louise James, nf San Jose, has
committed suicide, having baa trouble
wttn ner Detrotneu.
By a collision on tbe Ninth avenue
(N. Y ) elevated railroad, on Monday,
one man was killed.
The steamship Mary Louise, from
Shreveport for New Orleans, sank in
Red River last Thursday.
Schura's bill tn reference to the Ute-
has been slightly amended by tbe Senate
Committee on ludian Affairs.
Democrats are jubilant over the pas
sage, by tbe House, of the Garfield
amendment to the election laws.
Of course, tbe Worbingmcn of San
Francisco denounce .Tadce Rix for his
sentences of Kearney and Gannon.
John Cluenn, "who led tbe Fenian
raid into Canada in 1866." committed
suicide in Buffalo, N. Y.. on tbe 321.
Clearing House statistics show an in
crease of business daring tbe past week
over the corresponding time last year.
Kalloeh vetoed the ordinance increas
ing the Sau Franeisco police force, aud
tbe Supervisors passed it over tbe veto.
The conference between San Francisco
Workingenen and the Citizen's Union
came to naught, and trouble is again
The floor cave wit dor in? a school
exhibition at EphrataJi. Peuo.. on the
20th, and a Urge number of persons
The Trades Assemble of St. Louis is
earnestly anting the eight-hour labor
movement. Tliey call on Cuuereaa to
pass sucn a law,
The new California anti-Chine law
Is declared by Jndire Hoffman to ha in
conflict with the Borlingame treaty,
ou tneieiore voin.
All Pacific Coat mesa Hers of Caoereer
protest against wells. Karoo & Co. be
ing deprived of the right to carry letters
id government envelopes.
An office-holder in New York has re
signed. Ho was Superintendent of the
Insurance Department of tbe State, and
nis name Is Jobu T. Hmytb.
Nearly 13,000 emigrants from Enro-
pean countries nave arrived at .New
York this niootb more than twice tbe
number for tbe same time test year.
Fred Nichols, mail carrier, was killed
near Aleman, New Mexico, by indbMs.
last week. Tbe contents of tbe , mail
sacks were scattered along tbe road,
Chinatown (in tbe heart of San Fran
cisco) is cleaner than ever before. The
month allowed by the Board of Health
for tbe abatement of nuisances expired
An Irishman has foolishly been
threatening that tbe Emerald Isle will
Droduee a man who would meat with
better results in England than Hsrt-
tiiHiiu did iu Russia.
President Haves went back .to the
Senate for IS oner visors of the Census in
Ohio the names ol toe men wno were
recently rejected, 'mree or lueea have
been rejected a second lime.
W. J. Porter killed Tboe. Cannody at
Alma. Col., on the 23d, and unmasked
citizens huug him. After the rope was
about bis neck, Porter said a few words,
concluding with "Pull up the rope.
Cluett Bros. & Co., shirt manufac
turers; Stetthelmer & Co., collar manu
facturers, and Hermann, Ankorn & Co.,
felt skirt manufacturers, of Troy, N. Y.,
have been burned out. Losses, $310 000;
Solon Pattee, the expert of the San
Francisco Board of Supervisors, has
been directed to count tbe money in the
city treasury vault piece by piece. Tbe
Mayor aud the Auditor are watching
tbe expert and bis assistants.
Hendrick B. Wright's labor commit
tee state pretty clearly the feeliuiis of
the ntizt-us of the Pacific Coast upon
the Chine.' question, aud plaiuly show
Ihf damage which the Aniatic race are
inflicting upon tbe country. Two mi
nority reports are submitted.
A gale prevailed on the Gulf of Mexico
ou Monday, aud one ship, tbe Reform,
with 3.600 bales of cotton for Havre,
went to piecct nc-tr Galveston, Texas.
The crt-w, with 15 stevedore hud 2
liilut?, were Ins'. It was rumored that
ou board had been Iol, but they reached
Oalveatou in safety. I
STATS Aim TS30UOBIAt -
The ferry.at Milwaokie fa in running
A military Company has been organ
ized at Spokaa Falls
Waila Walla ha contributed $1,000
to the Irish relief fund.
Charles a Walker, of Spokan Falls,
has lK-en adjudged iusaoe.
Mr. B. W. Griffin's residence, at Pen
dleton, was robbed but week.
B-trnoy Cannon is In jail at Salem for
tlleinptti: to ntioot Pal foley.
Douiclna couuty has 60 school districts
and 3. 780 persona of school sjge.
Miss Dora Henshaw was baptized at
Forest Grove on the 7th instant.
Tbe salmon canneries have, com
menced the manufacture of cans.
There are over 200 C!i I oameo employed
on the rock work below Wallula.
Mr. R- A. Habersham and a party are
making a survey of Columbia River bar.
Wntl.i Walla Odd Fellows will prob
ably build a ball Ibis coming Summer.
'Benton county and Washington couu
ty have nominated fuli tickets (or couu
Gid I leach am, who killed Harry Bris
tow in Grant cuuly, Is bound over in
It is rumored in Eastern Washington
that Chief Moses bas been killed by his
It is claimed that life wool clip in the
vicinity of Heppner will be 1 ,000,000
pouuds this year.
Tbe work of developing tbe immense
iron mine near Port Togrnseud, W. T.,
bas been commenced.
Parker station is located in the best
portion f Pojfe county, and. is destined
to be a shipping point.
Nick Besou is Chief and W. S. Mo
Fadden Assisuut Engineer of the. Cor
vailis Fire DepartmeuU
D. W. Gruff A Go's frame buiMicg,
with its contents, at Dayton. W. T..
has been destroyed by fire. '
Tbe Chtard says the; farmers netfr Eu
gene are taking advantage of the weath
er for plowing aud seeding.
Two coal-beds have been discovered
In Umatilla county, one at Heppuvratid
oue at Cv.ld Spring Lauding.' ' '
There 49 school districts in1 'Walla
Walla count v, W. T.. among which
$11,817 16 e-titbedis'r.buted.
Baker county Democrat. nave nomi
nated A. J. Liwrenca aud L. Riceuat t
for members of tne Assembly.
Michael Relllng, a Baker county
tanner, iu au insane freak exposed him
self In tho snow so long that be. died.
Mr. C T. Tozier, formeiy- Sheriff rf
Washington county, announces biosself
a candidate for the office a second time.
Two soldiers, Jas. jF,JSammona slid
Frank Rickhoft. were drowned in Ptiget
Sound, near Port Townsend, yesterday.
George, youngest son of Ass B. and
Sarah Simmons, of Howell Prairie,
died from some sort of blood poison last
The west side railroad company has
erected a water tank of 50,000 gallons
capacity at Calloway's prace in Benton
Walla Walla eesnty, W. T., Is- to
have new a Court Houee, two stories
hierh. with basement for cells, to cost
There is so much springy sroand in
tbe cemetery at Astoria that they will
orobably bave to make another location
for a graveyard.
A reward of $500 is offered for tbe ar-
rest of the murderers of tbe man re
cently found floating in. the Tonebet,
near Walla waila.
The fishermen bave decided that the
priee per salmon the eosatag season
shall be 60 cents, or 40 cents for tbe men
wbo run cauimry nets.
Joaquin Miller bas written tn a citi
zen of Cauyon City that he still claims
t be a resident of that tows, and that,
be bas a small fortuue.
Mrs CVsrk and son, sensed of the
murder nf Mr. Psntden in Whatcom
county, W. T., are now In jail at Port
Townsend awaiting trial.
Clarke C. Nichols bas been arrested
in Boi-e City, charged with killing a
young man named utn in me south
ern part-of Arkausaeiu lbSL
The bridge across the Santiam at
Blair's is now completed. It is a sub
stantial structure GB2 feet long, and con
nects Fox Valley with Marion coanty.
Frank Wheeler, ''who killed Charles
Taylor at Albany, -4ks been held tu
$2,000 hnadatoawaU tbe action of tbe
Grand Jury on the charge of man
slaughter. Polk county's share of tbe public
school money is $5,125 76, which wilt
be distributed anion;; 60 districts. The
number of persousof scbooi age in tbe
couuty is 2,510.
MeC'omas, of tbe Union Sentinel, has
cheer full y retracted all charges made
against Mr. Ison, some, time since, be
ing satisfied) that his information was
malicious and unreliable.
Tiie Astoriam says Captain Flavel baa
made an examination of bar soundings,
and that it is only a question of brief
time as to when the Columbia bar will
be impassable for decs vessels. Both
channels, the north aud tbe sooth, are
niitng np. . t
Anderson Carr. who ha lived on the
Columbia River for .fiHep years, bas
ten tor parts utiKltown, leaving
bis wife behind him. He had sold most
of hie-property and took the proceeds
with him. He bad generally been iu
tbe saloon business.
At Lebanon. Llnncoonty..on Monday.
A. M. Ferrier shot and killed W. F.
Powell. Of coarse, it is stTaitruiway
announced that a woman, and she the
murdered man's wife, was the canse.
Ferrier rode to Albany, tbe county seat,
and delivered himself up to tbe authori
Tbe President of the Blue Ribbon
Club of Eugene has appointed the fol
lowing persons to select a ticket for tbe
city election: J. H. McClung, J. M.
Nelson, & C. Pennington, T. W. Harris,
C. Gttodchilds, J. J. Walton. Jr., Ma
rion Wilklns. L. G. Adair, and J. W.
Jackson. The membership of the elub
Why should we, the people of tl c Pa
cific Coast, any longer be pestered with
worthless nostrums made fifty years ago
east of the Rocky Mountains, and tbar,
too. bv nersona who naver evn tnv
chemistry by ks name proper, much less
its wonderful workings? This Question
suggested Itself years Hgo to Win. Pfun
der, the only operative chemist in Ore
gon. The result was that this gentle
man apuiietl himself to a great and
ledioui retttrarch of the different vegeta
tiont crowing in Irumeose Quantities
ii tlii Slate, but shedilinjr until bis
iiHeoveries all their virtues from year
to year to mother earth. His tedious
researches, ccieiittfii; applications and
proper combinations culminated in tbe
prodiirttnn known to-d:iy as the Oregon
Ulocil t'ur:n-r a purei y veetHtd- com
pound, rtu'iy lor u?e, an. I veiy elLcieat
Kidney disorders. Ask your druggist
for it. .