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...SEPTEMBER 29, 1S71.
FRIDAY. jnnjjflnFw THE BESOUE. j WOMAN SUFFBAGE AND ITS ADVO- OMEN ALEEADY VOTERS. - ' n i m-nr i THE Thn niillctiii i worried, almost It sonic-1 OATES. A VIGOROUS GROWL AT TRANS GRESSING POSTMASTERS. Postmasters along the Columbia river, look hore! Wc have that to say to you, from t ho profou ml depth of ou r vi rt uous indignation, which ought to make you quake in your boots. Oursclf ami hus band, In company with Mis Anthony, recently made a lecturing tour up the Columbia river as far a1HVall5V5lla. As we have been absent from Portland most of the time for several weeks past, it has been our custom to write inauu script copy on our journeyings and send it from various points along the route. Well, on Tuesdny, Sept. 10th, wo mailed at The Dalles the manuscript of the chapter of "Judith Iteid" which xJiould have appeared in this issue. The com positors kept waiting and waiting, and finally were obliged to put the "outside' of the paper to press without it, intend ing to insert on the "inside," although that would be a decided innovation upon our usual custom. Well, we went up to "Walla "Walla and came back, stopped again at The Dalles, and reached Port land last Wednesday the 27th, and on the same day the manuscript copy of "Judith Roid." which was mailed strict ly according to the requirements of Iho law for such matter, came to hand. Eight days from The Dalles to Portland is decidedly fast time. The copy had been mailed in two envelopes, each hav ing one of the ends slightly clipped, which, as we understand It, is required by law. On reachingourofllce the envel opes had every evidence of having been opened and the copy read. It was too late, by any possible means, to secure the insertion of the story in this week's issue, and that accounts for "Judith's" loquaciousness being interrupted for tho time being. Now, gentle reader, we would like to say something terrible about the pusil lanimous scamp of a postmaster, who ever he is, who is responsible for this, but the English language contains no words sufficiently strong to adequately express our feelings. If the poor fellow will give us his name we will send him the N bw NoirrmviisT free and a bless ing besides. A contributor to tlie Oregonyxn, oyer the Signature of "T.,'Uios an article? in that paper of a recent date full of the most outraireous mlsrenrteeutations.U the Woman Su H'rage I H.nns seems almost inclined to lavor ivnni.ni Sufrraze.but the next dav or two takes a taircand backslides1, and to, nr.e luiin-juiuiuiu in u ciotllv or, IU use if more pertincnt'lllustration, like Mrs. Money of the Beacon vibrates back and forth. Its last scare was oe- cabioucdbvut8-.couUiiunottirv-of thelcrv of i'Ereo Ijovo l-Kree"ove4" -The Oreaontan comiiiir n,i lml. IK- -mil nlnrn contributor to tho Oreaontan is one oi board, with no"ifs" nr "himV" In fm-nrnf I the worst tvne of this class. Hear him most outrageous Many opponents of movement, failing to find any reasona ble argument against it, reort to the THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT, In response to a little notice we gave regarding Mrs. Money's viows of Miss Anthony's lectures last week, the Ka lama Jicticon publishes a rejoinder of something over a column of non-com-mittul generalities in reply. In regard to women voting or not voting Mrs. Mo ney appears to be like the girl who had two lovers between whom she could not decide. When one was present she loved him the best of all in the world ; when the other was with her her heart was wholly and unalterably his, and when both were absent she was In n dcllght ful state of "neutrality." Mrs. Money objects to our mode of treating the suffrage question. We sup poe that if we were to publish a half-and-half, milk-and-water, non-committal concern, always afraid to express our opinion lest somebody shouldn't like it a jiaper, for instance, like the Jieacon Mrs. Money would think it was just the tiling. Most people, however, fail to pec the'hifluencc such a journal exerts. !As to the influ ence of the New Nor.Tiiwr.sT under its present "tactics" we refer our contem porary to an article in the last issue of this paper entitled "Woman's Rights Feeling in Portland," first published in the Oregon Herald, in which is de picted the progress of the cause of Wom an Suffrage in this city since the estab lishment of this paper. Mrs. Money promises more on this subject. We respectfully ask her to an swer in her future literary coruscations on this subject the question ap pended: "Are you in favor of Woman Suffrage as a principle or not V" An un derstanding arrived at, there will be) some show for a discussion. WATER SUPPLY. Water Company in MEAT AND The Portland tend supplying their patrons with meat hereafter, as well as water, in evidence of which they generously sent us two half-grown, slimy, crawling, squirming snails the other morning, through the medium of our water hydrant. We don't know, however, but tlint the Com pany will demand pay forthcuasohurg ing seems to-be its particular forte. We should judge by their 1-viks that the meat of those siibIIh U very tender, juioy, easy of digestion, and particular! v adapted to the tender stomachs of con valescing invalids. Families desiring this article of food left at their rest donees had better send in their ardors at an early day, as we apprehend there -will be a lively demand for snail meat when It is generally known that it can be obtained so readily. The Company, however, is prepared to supply quite a demand, as there Rccms to be at present a very largo stock on hand in its snail fisheries in this city. We did not have these snails served up on the table, by-the-wny, and cannot therefore vouch for the deliulouMiess of their esculent qualities. They W(;re mlMlci ovcr to the tender merely of our obtuse Chi- rolled his moon eyes as only a Cliina man can, and exclaimed, givine ht head a vigorous shake of dlsgtUt " Well' hinivellcc muchee no good; him heap . nasty, iournakec mecookeehim leave !" And so, to keen on ti , ""side of our Chinaman we had to forego the pleasure of a disli of snail. Oh dear! these Chinaiuenare no fastidious! tho ballot.for woman. . It comes to the rescue of failing man's rights cause anil deiallswllat M Ui I nk'sTmust inevit ably happen to women when they hold the ballot in the following frantic style : For women to vote it will be necessary for them to begin nt the beginning of campaigns, as men do. They must at tend the primaries, sit in conventions, take part in caucuses, and join in all the various phases and machinery of our political system. Everybody knows that to ensure the nomination of good men for office the primary elections must be managed to that end. They are the roots from which spring the campaign trees that bear the fruit of election. And the voter on election day has simply to vote for whichever of the comtictihg candidates he prefers he cannot, in the broad sense of the term, vote for whom he pleases at least with any efficacy to his vote, unless he casts it for one or other of the "regular iiom- inees." Now, if all these things necessarily attend the possession of the ballot, and are degrading in their influence, why not disarm man of. the ballot as well as woman? ' To any who are coYiversant with the manner in which our system of politics is conducted the idea of the presence and participation of women therein will bo distasteful and abhorrent out of pure respect for the sex. Oh ! spirit of chivalry, that takest off thy hat to woman with tho most defer ential bow, that doth most gallantly make haste across the street to pick up her handkerchief, and then payeth her half wages for work, how consistent art thou ! Thou that pcrvadcst tho church, the social gathering, the theater and the ball-room, that pcrnicatest every where in the society of woman, how hath thy glory departed when we come to the polls ! Womau not welcome at the polls? Wo warrant that the pure and good men of our country would attend the polls thrice as punctually and willingly as they now do were their noble wives, J sisters and daughters there. At such scenes the bold or tho bad would attend, perhaps; but we imagine few of the good or the gentle and modest could be nrougnt to engage in the "filthy pool." Already the iuilucnco of bad women is felt in ourclections almost as much as if they had the right to vote, while that of good women is not. Would the pure and virtuous women of Portland, were they allowed the right to vote, stay at home and let their soiled and fallen sisters elect a city government that would license debauchery and intern pcrance ? They must attend at the polls; they must run lor ami hold otiicc and sit in Legislatures and in Congress: they must serve on Juries, practice law, take their place upon the iscnch, anil lo all else in public life that men do. Hold on, Mr. Jiullelin; not so fast. Surely you would not compel women to do all these things. They might be re quired to serve on juries, but you would not absolutely thrust office upon woman If she did not want it, would you? That would be almost as bad as depriving her of any chincc to vote or hold office at all. No wonder the Jlutletin is optiosed to giving the ballot to woman, if, as he seems to think, every woman mutt, in order to vote, necessarily perform sonic public duty or hold some office of public trust. Why, there would have to be new offices without number created, and the poor men would have to stand aside al together! Women do not want office thrust uxu them, but if a woman chooses to present her name before the public for a certain office within their gift, and she be elect ed and duly qualified, sho most certain ly ought to have the right to exercise the functions of that office. We do not propose to touch upon the JUiUcliiC article further at this time. Its editor devotes over a column of small type to the question, without in the least touching iqon its real merits, which in itself shows how desperately scant for something to bolster up their sinking cause our editorial man's rights brethren are, for (no flattery now) upon almost any other subject the Bulletin- is able to present plain, logical, straight forward, plausible arguments. Tn tliUsu-ito. n well as almost every State of our Republic, the question of Woman Suffrage-is bcingagitatedrnnd with nmmipnts the merits of which cannot be galnsaycd. Every man of reason admits that woman in her pres ent state is in a condition of practical servitude, nnil while manv. almost all, oppose granting the ballot to her, some Judge Underwood, l".S. District Court Judge for,ATilnia, has givou,hisvwrit3 en opinion that the totirtecntu anu (Fifteenth Amendments to the 'Unife ?..l 2t.. t M-llli pl OU11121 yJUSlllUI.IUIl, ltfj;vni the enforcement act or .May jisr, itui, have secured to the women of the State of Virginia the right to vote. Huzza ! Ll'hcJight. begins, to. beam ulong thchorU .on of woman's fast-coming era of po litical freedom. Tliis opinion, if correct, will apply full as well to all thetotber States in the T'nlon as Virginia. Now lot a feH cm go tsrtlfc ff uitreWCoTrrt' of the United States. Wo have every reason to believe that that tribunal will render a favorable decision and then good-bye to the "whisky rings." WOMEN MAY VOTE IN WASHINGTON TERRITORY. MISS ANTHONY. Miss Anthony is now at Albany. She lectured at that placo Wednesday even-J ing on the "Power of the Ballot." She ' has an appointment to speak at Cor vallis the 2d of October. Of her fur ther appointments we are not at pres ent advised. Her Walla Walla trip was in evcrv sense of the word a success. Miss An thony is doing a great work wherever she goes, and crowded houses greet her everywhere. We intend next week publishing a somewhat more extended account of our Wnlla Walla trip, in which we shall speak of the Walla Walla Fair, which was a very creditable though not full exhibit. The subscription lists of the Xi:w XoimnvEST, we arc happy to say, were very materially increased during our visit up the Columbia. being ruled bv one reason and as many hv another, they sec no icasioie piau which justice can bo done to the purest and noblest half of mankind. Hie strongest argument we know against the Woman Suffrage movement is in the principles put forward and advocated by prominent woman suffragists or the United States. We have been permitted to read the JlcroUUinn, Wootlhull A Clnfliri1 VTcchly, The Oolilcn Age, The ClirUHan irninn.TlIV. XKWXOKTIIWIIST, The Pimuer. and other neriodieals ad vocating this political change. Almost nil of these naners hold forth the mo-t corrupting and anti-religious social ideas possible to bo advocated. That is a pretty good mixture, to be sure! Coupling the ChrUtian Union Wootlhull tt Vlufliit Weekly together! Pluebus, what a mess of fish! The next thing this verdant speciment of olisoleto antiquity will do will be to charge (,rd er, we intend no blasphemy, but cannot pare the comparison) that Jesus Christ and his Satanic Majesty are going about together seeking whom they may de vour. He also gravely Informs us that Theo dore Tilton is a Congregational minister "one who h:is as great an iutluenco in the Church as it is possible for one man to exert," etc. Now won't it be news to our Unatarian 15ro. Tilton that he is minister, and a Congregationalist at tltat? Indeed, Mr. TVs idt-as about the identity of men seem about as obscure as his ideas on Woman Suffrage. He then proceeds to siive some garbled extracts from various sources which we do not propose to consider, for the sim ple fact that the great army of noble men and women who have espoused our cause are not responsible for the pecul ianties or Idiosyncracies of a rcw oi their co-laborers. AVc suppose this cor respondent is a member of either the Republican or Democratic party. Would he deem it fair play for us to quote the views and opinions of a few ultra, ob noxious politicians of the party towhicl he belongs, and then insist that he and every other member of his party neces sarily indorse those views and opinions, and that his party's success would event uate in their permanent establishment and incorporation into the institutions of the country? In closing, however, he threatens to show from our columns that we advo cate what he calls "Frcelovoism." Ex actly what he means by this term we do not know. It is used with different In terpretations by different authors. It is not in the dictionary, and wo can only arrive at its meaning by taking the defi nitions of the two word's "free" and "love" and putting them together. If by it is meant the free and unrestrained intermingling of men and women with out regard to law, order or decency, then does this correspondent utter a .slander upon the fair repute of the Woman Suf fragists of America which can umauntc only from an ignorant brain or corrupt ed heart. We k.vkk him to produce anything from our columns in tlieslight- est favoring any such odious doctrine. Tills charge of "Free Tiove" Is a "slop thief" cry uttered almost universally l those who know that their proiKJiisity to indulge their unbridled passions would be summarily destroyed when women hold the ballot. Docs woman only remain pure and virtuous because man makes the laws? Not so. She stays pure and virtuous in spite of it. This fact is attested by tho thousands of struggling women who every day wend their way to and fro from cheerless toil, rewarded by pay so saint as to be hard ly sufiiclcnt to last from one day to an other, past palatial dens of infamy which are licensed and protected by the legis lation of men. AVhcn these women have the right to vote and thereby protect themselves when the terrible tempta tions which cause a very few to fall from the pinnacle of virtue shall be re moved by a chance for a fair nice in lifo when they can command in the world's market of labor equal jay for equal work will theso woinun, we repeat, ifiu-oiiscnt to institute and make world wide the very sin whoe attractive and delusive fascinations, flaunted in their faces every day of their lives, they have successfully resisted when stared in the face by poverty, hunger and often death ? Our views umii the marriage and di vorce question have been so clearly and distinctly given in these columns that the "wayfaring man, though a fool," need not misinterpret them. There should be no such tiling as divorce. Tho marriage state should be indissoluble. That is the ideal. Hut, as there is noth ing i-erfect on earth, ideals are not what Women Journalists. Gail Hamilton aniireirstnlmvn il KeraUki into u feeble scoUL he has juSt uu i.uieu mm oi iany correspondents and joumalisU, and the inference to he drawiifroin hcrjeramiads, is that wom en have injured journalism and hud lK'ttcr quit it altogether. In such a case L.ail would Hint her occupant gone, and one benefit would accrue, for the world would be spared a ttood deal of twaddle. Sheay,Lilo.uoUhcsltatc.to.amrni,.aij. the most painful and unexpected result of my own observation, that the grossest violationsof courtesy, modesty, delicacy, and.decenoy, attributable to correspond ents, have been perpetrated by women." .This4s a -pretty, broadassertiou, and we hardly think it can bo supported by facts. The most ihameless interviewing Is done by men. We do not hesitate to ndniit that very gross breaches of good taste and intrusion upon personal and domestic privacy have marred the col umns mied ny iany correspondents; but instead of proving that women are not needed in journalism, it simply proves that a higheronlerof women are needed in journalism than some of those who have taken up corresponding ami report ing rora livelihood, ine same can lie The Walla Walla lrioi says: If MissSusanR. Anthonyornnv other wnmnii will rifir in unfot. sUntnliw nf . . ... 1 - ! .1 .....I. . . 1 I. Washington Territory ror lbOr ; Mie a"i, wuu iar greater euipnasis, leiume in.. tut men pemii-a-iiiiers. ine jhcss i-aii will find that the first clause of the cleo lion law of this Territory allows woman suffrage here. The opening wonls of the hrst section or the Act are: "JSc il en acted," etc., "that all white American citizens above the age of twentv-one years," etc., "shall be entitled to hold office or voto at any election in this Ter ritory." l nucr the provisions of this section eminent lawyers hold that women are as much entitled to vote and hold office as are the men. Women of Washington Territory! sec that you assert your right to the ballot. THE EFFECT OF " SCATTERING " SHOT. Our friend of the Walla Walla Union thinks Miss Anthony is very "scatter ing" in her suffrage shots. When n woman suffragist levels a well-loaded political argument at a bevy of man's rights game, she is csiecially delighted to find that the scattering shots havci'7 soinclMHly. A wounded bird is sure to flutter. Articles from the Jieacon have been copied largely by the best journals in the wnoie country : lor aircany ine in fant city is attracting attention abroad and we may, with propriety, say envv near home. .wr. .Money, in Miiama Jieacon. We believe we have noticed an adver tisement or two in some of our exchanges that were copied, evidently by order, from the Knlaina Jlearon. pennv-a-liners. the pre never he elevated until the lewd iciiows of baser sort, who throng most news papers offices and ply their trade of picking up carrion oils of news, and pushing into places where their presence is an insult, are either whipped into cood manners and decency, or sinter- ceded by an entirely different order of men. There aro certain departments of jour nalism that are prMty low down, and the methods they oblige to use are cer tainly not elevating. Women who engage in this work, do not, in the larger number of cases, choose it because It Is pleasant or to tueir taste; they en '':'o in it to get their bread, and if they refuse to adopt the sensational and offensive tricks which men have in vented, thev are denied employment. Moreover, we Know oi cases where the reports of women have time and again been so miMiglcd, marred, cut, and in terpolated by men editors, that when sent out to the world under their name, they could scarcely recognize what pur ported to be their work. Sentiments ami prejudices, oftentiniesscurrility and abuse which they never dreamed of in dulging in, were skillfully twined through the original article, and they were obliged to bear the odium of this rivate overflow of editorial bile, or else private lose :i lrood iiaviiiir position. There are women, and we know some of them who detest the kind or work they are obliged to do for bread. They work uniler inexorable task-masters, who will fake onlv what they fancy the jiublic deinand-', and these task-masters are all men. het Call apply the lash SOME GOSSIP ABOUT MISS AN THONY. . Knrrou Nkw XoimiwKsT: In one of our late Oregon papers I no ticed a short article stating that Miss Anthony's campaign had already cost Oregon live thousand dollars, and be moaning the great waste thereby in curred. Now, in the first place, permit me to state It as my opinion that If that gum tan been expended, it is very small pay for the amount of light received and delight experienced; and, in comparison with the cost of any political campaign heretofore conducted, I presume it to be verv insignificant. To those who would are not yet computed or campaign paid. Furthermore, I would ask: How many papers in Oregon have ever been sullicicntlv exorcised over the vast ex penditures of the country on travelin circuses, negro minstrel", low theaters where it belongs. It is all very fine to talk about elevating journalism and frowniii"- down itcrsoiialitv. The truth U that a great deal of writing women do is mere piece-work, done to order like shirt or vest-making. The woman who applies at the door of the newspaper otfiee must furnish what thocuitor wants, nr she mav starve. Women have not been aide to stem the tide, and in many cases they arc not to blame. They have done, and can yet do valuable work in journalism, lhey have obtained a foothold ill the profes sion from which they never can be ex pelled, and their influence through the press will be felt more and powerfully each year. Tho fault lies at the door of those who cater to a depraved public anm-tite. anil with the public that Ui.rM fnriiiilioalthv mental food. T fetter a woman's brain, and then upbraid her for not elevating journalism, urns tnites the spirit in which the Egyptian s tQ-bea.Woi I JS.X UOS-JZ. T. JUU. It mustibc a big thingJtb be a woman. Women have such nice times, and never any trouble. Why, there are women injthis city whoget ten cent for making an unbaotediliiien coat, and il" thev are smart, with long exiieriencc, thev can tin n oil" nine a day, thus re ceiving from their philanthropic em ployers the munillcient sum of ninety cents a dayr-inetveents-a'dayis bet ter than nothing; and if the woman is healthy and can work six days every week, "anil enn always cet all the work she can do. she Isisnrc 6 ait income of livo dnlhirs . nnl fnrlv cents a week. If. slnlsiugleT-n'ifllTIthfrirnl "to-miron little better than swjii moo, sue wui board for$3 50a week, aiulhavcs-lttO left fur rlntlu-s. shoos, par-fare and pleasure. Hut woi Mn't nlwnvs be haf, nor is it reasonable to suhnose that wom en are always well. Occasionally snow is on the ground; now and then exces sive hpat blinds tho stromrcst: once in a while clothes need washing; sometimes a piercing hcailacho lays one up; now and then a violent cold lays another down; and strange ta relate, some or these creatures actually get marricu, aim when their husbands die they are wid ows, just the same as any other woman, and if they chance to have two or three little ones, which they general , then, indeed, they an to be envied. I think the happiest person in ine rouim world must be a widow with three ba bies, without .money, lodging in a, teue liieiit house, and dependent oil A. 1. Stewart or some other philanthropist for three dollars a week, or at the out- siiln live, to keen the wolf, nololllv from the door, but from her very iiean oi hearts. It must be lolly to lie such a woman, particularly if the eldest child is four, the next two. and tno uany "jabv. These children, you know, have such a pretty knack of getting the mea- sies. lauinir on me siove, uiiscuiuk water on their liodtes, falling down staiis, catching cold, having diarluea and all sorts of ridiculous tilings, am beyond all, with an aptitude that I; positively alarming, thevcrv with hun ger, literally crying great, big, genuine erys lor something to eat. .Jierry hy, it seems to me a woman who can't be merry under such cin-um stances must be a lunatic ! To see i two-year-old child, thin with hunger and exhausted by crying, isa great stim ulant. Why, any one would work for such a child! What's easier? All th mother Jias to do is to tie me baby in the cradle, tie the sick one on the cot and tie the lour-vcar-older to a chair. They may cry their eyes out while she' mine, nut that's notning. liieirimii heads mav grow dizzy with weary won dcrings about their mamma, and the thousand and one accidents to which all children are iianicniay coineaiong' out this the mother knows as wells as we so after she has locked the door, she hurries to the shop and to work, teh Kf.Stewart'mlWb ' V . ... I t c lit' otnea, c tions weep ovcr the great Ios, however, I persccutcsl their Israelitish serfs for not would say the expenses of the "woman'simaking bricks without straw. I'eeolti- tion. The Art of Snubbing. foregone of snub- nnd so Some people marry with a conclusion, as to the necessity bin'' on one side or the other; to make sure of not being the victim, are careful to take the initativeand be the and the like, to bewail the lavish ex- j executioner. They live in the perict travagance in ever so mild a way? ual exercise of the art, and by practice , .., , , ,' obtain a cunning equal to that which lhey have permitted Plummcr and u,Iin,llrtl thL. lluirksnin to split a bullet "Jcems Pipes" to have crowded houses ; on tl pon-knife. Sometimes it is the and carry off" an unreported and uniuil- wife who is snubbed out of alt chance Stewart's Hotel for Women, at the 1th and 3d streets, New York city, is lifting its broadside?) up into the eieva H,-uii-jjiii""-, ,- nerai-ooservauoii, iH-in-in-i!iiiui- clwilenge adnuniltqUE in ies thau another year uie .numiing. ,m be completed. AlrcadytwTi millfirtis of -dollars' liavc 'hwi e.pewlel,-ftIother million will Ik' required to give it the finishing touches. It no-urs to us that erecting separate hotels, schools, col lows, hospitals and prisons for women exclusively, is likely to be carried too far. Men and women should be trained up together, and not separately as though ,thcywere"twoiditllreiitnntl-distinct species; as though they were natural enemies; as though demoralization, degradation and ilegeneration would surely follow friendly and intimate as sociation. We have al read v, in our es timation, too many of these seiiarate in stitutions. TIiosO xjrsois in the posses ion of material wealth, who wish to mnlov it for the benefit of women. may promote her interest lietter by do nating their gifts to institutions where women are excluded, on condition that lev shall be admitted on equal looting with men. AVc have but little faith m these ex pensive piles of brick and stone and mortar and uiahoirHiiy and rosewood and crystal and paint and varnish, for imeliorating or reiorming me condition f those whom the outlay was designed improve. The millions exiiendcd upon the building of thetiirard College, and the enormous outlay to keep up that institution, for the education of a few orphan boys, in a laud of free schools, may be'an efficient means for ;ceiiing the name oi its iouiider green ii thp inoiiiorv of the public, and it may also niiniter largely to the pride of the itizons of the city or brotherly love, but we are unable to perceive that the llstitutioll lias done anything towards mprovlngthe general condition or the lH-onle in the diminution of poverty. crime and the long train of evils which How therefrom. Odd-l-ellows, l.ooa Templars, Masons and other lieiieticient institutions are laboring to colonize their widows and oriliniis into separate groups, outside of ami beyond the life and stir, me uusiie anu resimiisiuiiiues, the joys and sorrows growing out of general social contact. The annual intcroston the amount in vested in the grounds, building and fur niture of Stewart's Hotel for Women would go far to Iioard and lodge all the isolated inmates. There are hundreds of hotels and boarding-houses in New York, which would gladly contract, at low figures, with -Mr. Stewart or ins ex ecutors, to !oard and lodge sewing and other women, where the recipients of his bounty vtuld eiy'oy the advantages or mixed society and Who would not lie likely to lie wanied into timid, suspic ious and one-sided beings. .S'. P. Pioneer. t eat, drink, or be merry. Why shuul she? She makes one dozen shirts, and is credited with either five or ten shil lings either sixty-three cents or a dol lar, according to the price of the shirts She sets no money, but at six o'clock hurries home. Perhaps all is well, and the three hungry little chaps have cried themselves to sleep; but hungry chick don't sleep very well, and they all wak but one. The habv died about noon having cried itself into fits', and then strui'i'lcd into duoni alone. Ou the whole, I'll drop this curtain but while imagination pictures what loiiows, and reiiection revcais mat sue incidents arc the every-day lifo of our overworked and under-paid masses, I'm quite sure everybody will agree witli me, that it must be a rii-staving, high junks thing to lie a woman. X. 1". Xttr. culated sum of Oregon's wealth, and taken their second-hand wit and scnt't- From the favorable notice given Miss Susan li. Anthony, hy Uro. Upton of the ITercurti. and his" easy intlnir relative to Sister Duniway, in his last issue, we take it for granted that he is a convert to woman suffrage. "While the lamp holds out," etc. f rcai uazette. Yes, come along, Bro. Carter. LEGISLATION AGAINST BILKS. The IU raid is in a stew because Miss Anthony is making money in her lec ture business, and remarks in connec tion that legislation is needed providing against persons being "bilked." We o!,J CIK:Ur" And,of all the men in the State of Oregon, the Jlcrald propri etors need the protectioh of HUCli a law the worst, for they have been most un mercifully "bilked" in their recent edi torial importation from Missouri. of the inot elementary self-assertion sometimes it is the husband, for the good of whose soul the wife undertakes . . i i nr.. i: incut as an equivalent beyond question, j the task of his iiersonal humiliation n, ,i ii.,.,. ...,. ....... : T.lt-i. (In. venom of certain reptiles, con- . T , , . , .. . ilinuons snubbint: has a curiously be- uiie tiling i mihiiw iikc iu say aiMHii Miss Anthony's private lecture, as I heard it. It gave more valuable infor mation and more reasonable theories for the advancement and jierfcction of the human race than I ever heard in any political speech in my life; and I have heard several eminent iKillticiaus. As for improbable and low anecdotes, I heard none to which these adjectives would apply. The speaker said nothing that was not either useful in sustaining her noble theories or that failed to cor rcsiKind in any particular witli known and universally acknowledged facts. On the question of the proportion of objec tionable stories usually introduced in political speeches (where women are not admitted), I have no idea Miss Anthony ever intends tn compete, and 1 doubt her capacity to do so successfully If men arc correct reporters of political lectures. And she "abused the men !" What a pity! They never abuse each other, es pecially in political sjicechcs! AVell, 1 1 will admit that she failed to awaken! much sympathy in my mind for the class ' of men to -whose wiles nnd sins she al-! hided. P.ut she surely told nothing at all that was new about them. As for the number of "unfaithful husbands," I am as much at a loss to give Miss A's view of their proportion as I should have been before I ever saw or heard of her. This much I have felt was due to Miss An thony and the public, in order that wrong impressions of her lectures might not be disseminated. Belu: W. Cookk. I numbing effect on the moral system, and altera time produces a paraivsis oi the scir-respccting faculties both odd and painful to witness. People unused to snubbing, who go where the art is practiced, are amazed at the quietness witli which the patient receives imper tinences which thrill them with indig nation to hear. They expect some kind of protest, If only of tho mildest kiud, when the wife, looking across the table, says in a clear voice, audible to the wfiolc company, "John, you have told that story so often, yousccm to imagine it true; you know it never happened;" or when the husband cuts his wife short in her narration bysettingherto rights, altering hcrdates.rc-arrangingher facts, paring off her details, and so on, giving von to understand by the manner of the snub that she is a fool and he is the possessor of a superior wisdom, makes you long to kick him on the sjiot. Hut the husband accepts the re buke with the patience of a parchyderni tickled by a straw, and the wife sub sides Into her assigned position of In significance and inaccumry; nhd both display a sweetness under discipline, saintly if you will, but surely, to the deeper insight, tragic on the ono hand, slavish on the other. Aflltl.ttllll Cl I It'll ft -V fllA Cflultotm 1ir. we have to deal witli, but with practical cifs" .l0i i(00ks arc coming info favor realities. It is too sweenini' to say that I in this countrv. is fiffv-two years old. there should be no divorce, but on the other hand it can only be justified by the most aggravating circumstances. HOW DOCTORS DIFFFR. We this week present our readers with "Greeley on the Woman Quotion" and "Mr. Tilton's Reply." We cannot but accuse Mr. Tilton of using tojt taiedcr in patching up his ex treme good opinions of the hero of "Rec ollections," etc. There is much of the "I style In his "reply." The new editor of the Herald is im proving. Walla Walla Statesman. Plenty of chance for it. and was bom in a country town where her father was a merchant, hut died when she was a child. She was well I instructed, and in lier teens went toi Stockholm to devote herself to the art i of painting, where she married, in 1S!9, Late Telegraphic News. An active and closely contested cam paign in the Republican ranks in Mas sacliusottcs Is gniugoiifornnd against tiic nomination of Con. Ren. F. Rutler for O'ovenor of that State. The Demo crats have refused to incorporate a Woman Suffrage plank into their plat form. Ix;t the Republicans nowiinprove the golden opportunity presented to cn- lid tin, ei'lliriflHl f)f 111.. Wnmnii Cir ' frage advocates. 1 The New York Tribune publishes an I expose of frauds alleged to have been committed by Collector Murphy, which , excites gnat attention. '1 he Tammany exposures or irauiiiiii I continue to grow more accumulative. I Win. M. Tweed, one of the Tammany Ring, has been nominaieu iui Senator. Who were the First Advooates of Woman's Eights? The question, I believe, has never been satisfactorily settled. Some claim the honor for this, some for that indi vidual, while an English advocate has referred it to Plato, two thousand years ago, thus claiming for the cause high antiquity. Rut it seems to mc that it has a greater antiquity by ten centuries than the age of Plato, and a greater veneration attached to it, at least by Riblc readers, from the faot that it fs mentioned in sacred writings. In Numbers 27, it is recorded that five sisters in the Hebrew nation, whose father had died without male heirs, claimed thcirright to a division of the land the same as the male reprosontn t ivcsof the family, although sucna claim had never before been made and was de cidedly nn innovation. Tlie manner in which they presented their claim deserves notiee. It was not by petition throuuh sonic members of the Hebrew Legislative Assembly, but it was in jierson, in the presence of the lawgiver, and leader of the nation, the High Priest, the princes and the whole congregation, by the door of the taber nacle. The text has it, "They stood up," and spoke for themselves. Hero is an example of women, the women of the Rible, too, speaking in a public assembly, on the subject of Women's Rights." There might have been conservatives in that assembly, for aught wo know, anil there might nave been sonic of the priests who beli6vcd the sacredness of which ! me family institution in danger; some .tirs. lien, juan, or the wile or some prince Nathaniel, might have said,. "ineae women are nut oi their proper sphere," but as there was no Chicago iavanre. or ew orii Tribune o rep- rescm, me opposition, we iau toproht bv argument. How was the demand of the daugh ters of Zelophelmd regarded by the illus trious Hebrew lawgiver ? Did he give them "leave to withdraw?" Such dis courtesy belongs to the chivalrous nine teenth century. He did not consider himself sutllclciitlv wise to decide a question afi'ectlmr the interest of whole class, hut referred thu matter to tncMiprcine uuicr, wnose decision u would be well for some of those who profess to know the divine purpose in thu creation oi women to rcmcnioer. Thunanios of tho live women were Mahlan. Noah. Hoirlnh. Mileah and j - j Tirah. Wit. Inrl n.liluf "And Moses brought their causes be fore the hord. And the Ixinl ,spake unfo Mpscs, saj- ""Thc daughters tiflelophehad speak right. Thou shale surely give them a possession of an. inheritance among their fathers brethren; and thou shult caiie the inheritance of their fathers to pass unto them. Woman' Journal.'" the celebrated physiologist, l'rorcssor " 'V,:; who recently Schwartz. Hi, w-ls oiipoSsI o nvwv nr- woman living m Detroit, tistic occupation, and long allow his wife to come licfore as an author. Thus her first "Preface." appeared in Stockholm. 1851, under tho initials, 'Of. S. S." After the death of her husband (lb-"iS she tie voted her time entirely to literary productions, and lias show n since that jicrloda truly amazing productiveness. Her novels have bteu published simul taneously in several German transla tions. Since 1807, her works appear first in German, in the library of mod ern romnnces of foreign counties (Ber lin i, and two years later In Swedish. ,1 i trini iiiil-ii"""- " .. - u wonderful woman, or tlie exchange referred to has a treasure of a typu-ot-ter. Two country attorneys overtaking a wagoilcrsm theroatl, and thinking to be wlttv upon him, asked why his fore horse was so fat, and the rest so lean ? Tlie wagoner kuowlug them, answered, "that Ills fore horse was a lawyer and the rest were his clients." A woman has no natural grace more bewitching than a sweet laugh. How much we owe to that sweet laugh! It turns the pro-c of our life into oetry; It lllnirs showers oi sunsiiiuc over me darksome wood in Which we are travel-H ing; it touches with lightevenourieupr which is the image ,p, death, but gemmed with dreams that are tho shad ows of Immortality. A lady in Mobile is nowi'Conlincd to licrbed.from tho-effects of poh-on.juian-ifesting Itself in sores about her mouth caused by biting green serving silk while working with it. b ' "Carrie Weed" in a letter to a Host on liler, says; "rwo month in the Treas ury Department have made me feel Proud that I hold. a position there. I know whereof r affirm when I say that no llCttClK lllliro iitrtll!frat nr r-ofltlful class of women can bo found in any cir cle of life." "Throiiffh tickets'" to co around the wflrlrt" are':for sale.in London for Sl,- 250..-. , .... . Freventisn and Cure. Fl.i-siUN-ti. The new Kxrle law elTw tin wives of men tuUllctetl to drinking, the right m vnni Ihiiior dealer not to sell tfiuor toth-ir lininiii4 umler iimitj of S.TU Ane. A noticr .i tills kind, IjsiiiiI by Judge Ijiwn-lKT, wn-tei-ved on ftxtcvti saloon keepers Tenterilav. -IN. Y. Tribune. These sixteen Flushing saloon-keepers might, perhaps, lie excused it, on tlie serving of these notices, they mentally remark, "Why not let us finish the job we have commenced ? We have made these men brutes, not fit to live as hus bands, fathers of families; why interfere with us why not let us make short work of thuni, and summon the Coroner to take inquest in a drunken brawl, and save these protestiug'wives from further wretchedness, more innocent children' from a drunken, paternity ?" Start a -loaded truck down a steep grade and try to stop it near its end. Yoif men legislators start it, watch its progress, and then call out a woman to place her porson in its way and check its course ! Put yourself in her place for a moment, and consider if you have not meanly shifted on her shoulders the re sults of the curse you have permitted to rest Ux)it its reeling victim. Watch him enter his abode, smarting with the rebufl" of his loved haunt, and furious at the wife who has dared gain say tlie will of him whom she has prom ised to olicj. Our daily journals tell the story, photograph the scene, kicks, blows, mutilations death even from him, her sworn protector. Kind law, ever ready with helping hand, binds, him to keep the peace. Does this heal woiunls of heart and limb; does It prevent renewed abuse; does it make him less a tyrant or lier lessa slave? . - Could our sagacious legislators person ally take the experience of a wife and mother tied to a, drunken brute, words would fail to express the horrors of the situation Ilea veil and earth would be searched for a remedy, ami it would be found. Rut the protection of women will never lieacconipli-hetl until putting their hands to the plough, thev declare their right and determination to protect themselves. We have invited tyranny by our sub mission; we must makea new departure, armed witli a noble atprlt dr eorpn, we must stand united, boldly battling for our rights till success crowns our eflorts. Looking back across the war gulf, we sec clearly how white supremacy pro tected black subjection; in '76 how loyal l-'iiglaiid guarded our colonial rights; further back, how king, noble, and middle-classes, always refrained from op pressing those beneath in social grade; lastly, iiow, in all age, men Imve grandly stood aside, yielding life's choice places of ease, distinction, and emolument to weaker womanhood. Hrrolution. Kitciii.x ITTKXRir-s. That duties of i the cook may be roperly performed, there must be suitable ii,tparatU3 to work with. All other trades require nice tools suited to the business to be done, and Why should not the claims of this important fuiicttoiinry lie admitted. In many kitchens jierha'ps the major ity an iiisiillU-ieiit number of utensils is fnrnished, ami thce without any re gard to adaption, witli the unreasonable 'expectation that, whatever tho variety to be saved up, all shall be performed in a skillful manner. A liberal supply of cooking utensils is good economy; it" saves both time ami labor. It is wise management to curtail expenses in fit ting up tho kitohen. An old Knglislu writer upon the siiliiwl Ims obsorved: "There is a real eiiiovmnni it. a well cooked meal; and ns thfr practice of cooking is attehdud witli so niany disgusting and disagreeable circum stances, we ought to have some reganl fur those who encounter them to procure lis plensuro, and to reward their services by rendering their situation in every way its comfortable and agreeable a's inhibit-.' The much worn spotted vils are very injurious to the fight.