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FRIDAY OCTOBER 20, 1871.
THE WORK IH THE GEEAT NORTH WEST. Miss Anthony's work goes bravely on. Our multitudinous duties con nected with traveling, writing for the paper and sending letters to the loved ones at home, have precluded the possi bility of preparing such reports as would at all do justice to our illustrious co-worker. At "Walla "Walla (where the people are advanced so far ahead of the minis ters as to be justly indignant over the insult to them and their speaker which locked the church doors in the face of the rightful owners of the only decent lecturing places in the Deautiful little city) Miss Anthony held wonderful and enthusiastic meetings, first in the new and commodious district school house; which, proving too small to hold the hundreds who flocked to hear her, was reluctantly given up for the only avail able hall iu the place a hall good enough iu its way, but, unfortunately, situated back of a saloon, where the tender-footed preacher who locked his church against us couldn't go in -on a complimentary ticket because the hall was in such an unrighteous locality! Miss Anthony made scores of converts, and frightened the few old fogies in the city almost out of their wits. The New Non-riiWEST gained a large number of new subscribers,, and tho women are unanimously resolved to use their right to vote. At Corvallis and other "West Side Oregon towns the' lecturer and paper were equally successful. But the crowning success was .met at the State Fair, where Miss Anthony was invited by the Agricultural Board to lecture on the grounds. She cheerfully complied, and for one hour and a half she held a congregation of three thousand people, who stood, many of them, with a child in arms, spell-bound and eager listen ers to the glorious new gospel, which captivated every brain in the vast audience. She held that every woman was, in common with all other creations of the good All-Father, brought into existence primarily for her own highest personal good, and secondarily for the good of others. Old mon and women, young men and maidens, listened to her words of wisdom, believed and were converted. A handsome harvest for the Nnw Northwest was garnered, and our cause goes marching on. Miss Anthony has sojourned in the Northwest about thirty-five days, has made thirty speeches, traveled one thousand miles, and, we may safely add, lias converted fifteen thousand people. Has any other preacher done as much ? As we write tue .tannic Troupe is bearing us on the bosom of the broad Columbia to the town of Moutieello, where we are to kike the stage for Olympia and the Legislature of "Wash ington, whorewe shall shout for "Worn an Suffrage in the Olympic Hall. THE CHICAGO EIRE. Since our last issue the city of Chicago has been visited by a most destructive lire. The full particulars are not yet received, but it is safe to say that from one-half to two-thirds of the entire property of the city has been destroyed. Tho fire is almost without a parallel iu history for tho swiftness and complete ness of its destruction. Over one hun dred thousand people arc destitute and homeless, many of them having been suddenly reduced from afilucnce to pov erty. Subscriptions are being made for the sufferers in every city throughout the civilized world. Here in Portland energetic measures are being made. to forward relief. Ten thousand dollars and upwards have already been sub scribed. A grand musical concert is to be given to-night by the best talent of our city to procure funds for this worthy object. Portland is responding hand somely. Let the good work go on. . In addition to the suffering by the Chicago fire, appalling accounts come by telegraph of the ravages of fires sweep ing over the States of Minnesota, "Wis consin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, consumingintheircoun-e entire villages, and often causing Immense loss of life. In northern "Wisconsin the town of Peshtigo was entirely destroyed on the night of October Sth, and twelve hun tlrcd j)cro tcerc bunted to death. Thousands of people nre homeless, with nothing to protect them from the in clemency of the coming winter. Verily, here is a chance for the exercise of true and noble philanthropy. ARMED ANpEQUIPPED. Thanks to the National "W. S. Com mittee at "Washington for the receipt of a most valuable package of documents under the frank of B. F. Butler, viz: Mrs. Davis' History of the "Woman's Rights Movement, containing Mrs. Stanton's great speech on marriage and divorce; the "Woodhull Memorial to Congress, asking law to secure to wom en the exercise of their right to vote under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, with Judge Bingham's report against and General Butler's for; Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker's speech on the Dangers of Restricted Suffrage ; Theodore Tilton's tract No. 1 Rights of "Women and several others. And it is such a package that the Committee's Secretary, Mrs. Josephine S. Gritting, sends to every one who for wards name, postofllce address and one dollar. Miss Anthony has gathered up over one hundred in this Northwest and soon each dollar sent will have in its stead all these, and tho sendee be fullv armed and equipped to co forii. among her neighbors a missionary of i t- rr..iuln. .- ..... me uospei ui rii'cuuui iu women. Owing to the crowd ujkmi our columns several communications are necessarily omitted from this issue. WALLA WALLA pair-continued. "We're almost afraid to hazard a guess about the different points of the com pass, as we're sure to make a njistakc, but we'll venture to say thai the Fair Grounds are situated three miles south or west of Walla "Walla. The roads were so incomparably dusty that no person could reach the Grounds without having acquired the begrimed appearance of a forlorn forty-niner, yet, in spito of the outward 6urrounding3, many women were out in fine array, their trailing skirts reminding us of fallen Psyches, and so marring our ideas of the "fitness of things" that wc were poorly prepared to appreciate much that would otherwise have appeared harmonious. The hack driver halted amid the jam of vehicles and mountains of dustfiu front of tho entrance gate, and was or dered to "show his ticket." Jehu re fused in high dudgeon, and the alterca tion that ensued proved to us most pain fully that if women are quarrelsome their conduct is the result of precedent and ex ample. Getting our "clearance card," we scrambled on through the stifling at mosphere and clamoring crowds till we brought up, with a scientific flourish of the driver's whip, in front of the pavil ion, where, some trouble having been taken to' deluge, the thirsty earth, the surrounding objects became visible, and we alighted, glad indeed to have emerged from the suffocation of the public thor oughfare into the clear light of Iay and the pure breath of heaven. Entering the pavilion, which differs but little, except in magnitude, from that of our Oregon horse racing grounds, wc found a meager display of very cred itable home work, showing plainly that the women of Washington Territory can bring forward many meritorious produc tions of their taste and skill, if any in ducements arc given them by which they may be assured that the expenses of the exhibition may be met. But, as in Oregon, the mania of the purse-hold lug half of humanity runs to agricultural horse trots and villainous side shows; so In "Washington the same species of hallucination is manifested, and wom an's work is in the main ignored. The display of fruits and vegetables in the pavilion was particularly meager. Not but that the specimens were excel lent, but they were few in number and scant in quantity. "When we go to "Washington Territory to deliver an agricultural address upon "what we know about fanning," we'll tell the AA'alla AA'alla women how to worl up a fair. "Look at home, good sister: Improve your own agricultural races before you preach to us," says some honest and sen siblc woman, who feels justly indignant at our impertinent insinuations. This reminds us of a good minister who was continually preaching against the vanities of women. His daughters were excessively vain, andthcir gaudy attire was the object of much severe crit icism. "Look at home!" sang out a member of his congregation one day, when he had grown particularly severe in his de nunciations of vanity. His gaily-attired wife and daughters were strutting up the aisle. "God knows, my brethren," said the humiliated minister, "I do look at home till my heart aches." AVc trust that Orcgonians can see the point. Thograpesand poaches of Walla Walla valley are the finest that we have seen anywhere, if we except the same produc tions iu parts of Eastern Oregon. N description can do them justice. They must be seen and eaten to be appre ciated. The horse races developed many bets, much dissappointment, some dissatis faction anil hard swearing enough to satisfy his Satanic majesty. Wo were unable to learn any further particulars. It's all in education, and our training in that line has been neglected. We're afraid to venture upon a seicntific de scription of an agricultural horse race. Wc made a ridiculous blunder last fall at the Washington county (Oregon) race. Wc honestly believed the notorious but badly-beaten "Jack Miner" to be a man! Pointing out a bagganl, seedy individ ual, who looked to us the personification of a half a dozen disappointed horse racers, wc said in our unsophlstocated innocence to a bevy of knowing ones, "Is that Jack Miner?" Horse racing isn't our forte. Next year, when the Walla Walla valley has a railroad from the head of low water navigation to the metropolis, we'll go to the fair again. We hope that by that time the women will have be come awakened to a sense of their polit ical independence, and will show the men of Washington that they can man age the pavilion, cash assets and all, and thereby make a fair more worthy of an intelligent people. Walla Walla has the country, the cli mate and all necessary natural advan tages to develop a magnificent agricul tural, horticultural and industrial dis play. It remains for her to utilize these resources and teach slow-going Oregon a "fruitful" lesson. THE LEW COUHTT PAIR. Whereas, one agricultural race is very much like another; and Whereas, we have lately "done" the Walla Walla races in a column or so of tedious description ; We therefore think it hardly worth while to make much mention of the meager industrial display in the pa vilion at the Linn County Fair. Wc do not blame the womenfor neglecting to fill their department The premiums of any value arc all on the outside, and the women, who contributed largely to the chief attractions of the Fair, with out hope of adequato share in the divi UClld: during the Society's infancy, arc now resolved to stop the principal part THE of their show unless arrangements arc made by which they may share some, reasonable portion of the profits. While an irresponsible sporting man may draw hundreds of dollars from the Society's treasury because his horse is nimble legged, the people who produce the necessaries, luxuries and ornaments of life are allowed a pittance for their exhibitions which will not pay entrance fees or cost of transportation. We respectfully suggest to the Hon orable Board who control tho exhibi tion's finances the propriety of charging all women an entrance fee to the grounds, thereby placing them upon a pecuniary equality with themselves. Then elect a board of competent women to manage the pavilion, and see if an other such failure Is made a3 wc were mortified "to witness during the last ag ricultural horse trot n Linn couuty. THE OREG0NSTATE PAIR. Oregonians are disposed to be happy They are resolved to make the most of circumstances; consequently, when the time for the Annual Fair approaches, ev cry man, woman and child, who can be spared for the occasion, hieth to the Donybrook of ye land of Wcbfoot, pre pared to make money, spend money, patronize side shows, camp out, cat dirt, breathe smoke, sleep on the ground, race horses and be gay. Among the numbers thus inclined was the redoubtable stall' of the New Northwest. On Monday, 0t. 9th, (the same day being the first of the great jubilee), we mustered our forces, rolled up our tent and blankets, and hied us to the depot, resolved to make a week of it. And we succeeded. First, after having run ourselves down to reach the depot in time to catch the train, we found that the the time had been changed to a so-called "accommo dation" table, which disappointed every body, so wo dropped our feathers and wended our way home, a sadder but wiser people. Seven o'clock A. m., Tuesday, and wo tried it again. Succeeding upon this occasion in getting a seat iu an unfin Ished passenger car, mounted upon trucks, which rocked away like a cau Hon to dyspepsia, we reached the fa mous Webfoot Donnybrook at ten o'clock, and prepared ourselves to enjoy the many delightful pleasures above enumerated. As is always tho case at these places, hoarse racing is the principal amusement connected with the agricultural exhibi tion. The women here, as in Walla Walla and Albany, are getting too financially sagacious to spend much more time and money to make the pavilion attractive. when all the profit Is on the outside. So the show, compared to that of former years, was meager ii the extreme. We saw a committee of men busily engaged in examining the embroidery and "tatting" on a lady's chemise, and we couldn't help feeling that they were slightly "out of their sphere." But poor fellows! how could they help It? Where women are not on hand to do the women's work the men must do it, and rice vena. These matters regulate themselves iu spite of laws or usages. Tlie general exhibition has been so minutely served up for the public palate iu the daily iiapers that tho Nkw Northwest will now bring on the "side dishes" and furnish tho intellec tual feast with such dissert as the oppor tunities afford. We have the famous and sprightly Pixley Sisters, who always draw crowd ed houses, ami who made a handsome sum of money ; wc have the world-renowned Madagascar Family and the fa mous Circassian Beauty; the Vancouver Fat Woman, Madam Forcstelle and the women of the Aurora Res turant. In all these "shows" the women do the work and, with tho exception of the first, the men pocket the irofits, and then boast that they "support the women!" The Pixley Sisters are remarkably successful in their profession. Tho eldest, Miss Annie, is but eighteen years of age; Minnie is fifteen and Lucy twelve. We learn that their masculine "help," with one exception, struck for higher wages on the last evening, whereupon these heroic young girls "doubled" in the acts and performed without them. To those earplug men who boast that women need their "protection," we proudly point to the Pixley Sisters and say, "be hold!" Madam Forcstelle, the contortionist, performed her wonderful and dangerous feats every day and evening. Tho hus band who "supports" her by getting men to tie her up on the stage with a fif ty feet rope, from which she magically frees herself In a 1kx; by causing her to twist herself In every imaginable con tortion for the vulgar gaze of the cu rious; by taking a sledge hammer and breaking a three hundred pound rock upon her breast; and then squanders the money thus earned at the peril of her life at the saloon or gaming table, can not keep the "wool over her eyes" much longer. There's just rebellion a-brewing In that kingdom. Then the Fat Woman, of 417 pounds avoirdupois, who resembles "Brother Ike," of the Jfcrald, is another example of the capability of man to "support" his wife. Tills woman is nineteen years old, the mother of two children, and, when found by the appreciative showman who has charge of her, Mas washing by the day to support her family. She Is a fc stolid specimen of phlegmatic obesity, and agrees with "Brother Ike" on the Woman Question. Well, this description of the Oregon State Fair has the merit of variety if nothing further. This is only part of our bill of fare. Well, the fairs are all dver, and the New Noktjiwkst, after a week of rest to its compositors, comes again to greet its many readers with smiling face and joyful mien, refreshed and buoyant from ! vacation. "PHILOSOPHY INSTEAD OP CHRIS TIANITY. " i Under this caption the renowned trav-, clcr, who is ruining the Democratic party in Oregon don't print that word running, dear typos, or you'll get your cars tweaked by wielding a heavy, pen, charged with all manner of tedious verbosity and insane silliness, has branched out on a wow strain, in which he is a pretty good match for Sa tan on the'mouutain. That our many readers, who never sec his obscure pub lication, may note how pious he Is, we print the following delectable extract: Wc have seen certain women, tilled with all manner ot guile, revengeful, censorious, haters and backbiters, roaming up and down this coast, like so many unnappy spirits turneu loose irom tho -confines of Pandemo;iium, busily propagating a vain philosophy, which they are trvlntr to persuade their own sex and everybody, to substitute for that unnstianity wnicii is the only rational lounuation or jiumau society; ami wmi out which man would be what Chris tianity found him. a mere human brute; somewhat liolNhed, perhaps, iu certain quarters; hut still, a unite. Shades of King Cambysscs! How our traveler docs pile up redundant adjec tives! The remainder of his article, which wades through one and a half columns, of which the above is a specimen, is de voted to what he calls "free love" as viewed from his own physiological stand-point. We have learned from extended op portunities for observation to know from the phrenological organization of man Just how he views the Woman Movement. For instance, a man with a well-developed forehead, intelligent eyes and gentlemanly exterior is by nature so much a gentleman that he Instinct ively gravitates to the side of justice and humanity. Such a man can see no "guile" in women who spend their lives I . . 11 it t. . in u iiuuiesiiuriiieeui sen lorme illgucst good of humanity. But when a man is so unfortunately organized that two thirds of his piggish brain lays belli nil his eyes, anil by far the greater propor tion of avoirdupois belonging to lit.- body Is concentrated Jn his stomach, he is constitutionally opposed to the "worn an movement," because he sees that for woman to own her own person will nec essarily circumscribe his animal oppor tunities. AVc 'wonder whose name "Brother Ike" will next forge to his incendiary documents? " A HERALDIC DODGE. General Johnson asks us to tell the Herald that if it is necessary for that highly responsible organ to forge his naiuo to imaginary letters, he hope they (the letters) will hereafter elucidate some point. He indignantly refuses to own such a pusillanimous specimen of nam by pamby composition as that whicl appeared over Ills signature in the Her ald of Oct. 8th. "A VIGOROUS GROWL AT TRANS GRESSING POSTMASTERS." When wc returned from Walla Walla last month wc found that a chapter of "Judith Reid" which properly belonged to our issue of September 29th had failed to reach our office In time for pnblica tion, although mailed eight days pre viotisly. We were in great haste to take the train for Albany, so we hadn1 time to prepare a notice of the fact though an apology was due our readers for the non-appearance of the story which is exciting so much public at teution. "What must we say about 'Juditl Reid?'" asked one of our boys, who displays considerable genius for compo sition. "Get up a vigorous growl at trans gressing postmasters and let 'em have it," was our very good-natured sugges tinll. We think the public will agrc.' witl us that he did. N. B. AVc wrote this explanation for the issue of October Cth, but, as wo are only a unit among the "boys," it was omitted. AVc felt when wc saw that "vigorous growl" as we imagine Mark Twain's uncle did under a similar dispensation Such Is fame. A bill nrovldincrfor the enfranchiso- mcnt of the women of AVashington Ter ritory has been offered In the Legisla ture by Mr. Bigelow. It provides that women shall vote on the question of their enfranchisement, aud prohibits men from voting upon it, so that if a majority of women want the sullragc they can have it. No, no, friend Bigelow. Don't ask the women rn masse if they will vote! Don't ask children to vote for schools. Don't nsk whisky drinkers to vote down saloons. No reform ever succeeds if pushed backwards in that way. Let the women vote who wish to do so, and let others stay at home. Nothing else is justice. Nothing else Is common sense. MRS. STANTON'S MOTHER. Mrs. Daniel Cady, the mother of Eliz abeth Cady Stanton, has recently taken her departure for the "better land," hav ing fought the good fight aud kept the faith for four score and seven years. " Wc are glnd Hint she has llvotl than lone, An J glud that she has gone to her reward; Sor can wc deem that nature did her wrong Safely to disengage the vital chord. When her weak hand crew hopclos and her eye Dim wltli the mist of asc, It was her time to die." THE MORMON TROUBLE. Brigham Young has been Indicted for living with some one hundred women iu Utah, and tho question of tho-lcgality of polygamy comes before a jury of those who do not believe in it. AVhat the immediate result will be it is hard to say, but Monuonlsm will as surely crumble before advancing civilization as have all the absolute superstitions and I heresies of the past. MR. HENDERSON, ONCE MORE. Wo give place to-day to another com munication from Rev. Mr. Henderson, and also to the views of on., nf his townsmen concerning his course. As a personal friend and an advocate of Woman Suffrage we esteem Mr. Hen derson highly, but do not propose to enter into any discussion with him at this time." He has already shown in his religious controversies in the Christian Messenger that he likes, if possible, to 'have the last word," and if it will afford him any pleasure we freely give it to hini, thereby sparing our readers any such infliction of dry and uninteresting controversy as has befallen the subscrib ers of our religious contemporary named above. The Rev. gentleman thinks' we have misrepresented and misquoted him. We think not Let our readers judge. Finis. 'JOAQUIN MILLER. AvliIIe at Salem last wecK we were informed by the worthy and discarded wife of tills erratic sham that he had tho audacity to send her a form of re nunciation or denial of the charges of desertion, etc., which the New Noktii- wnsr has made against him, seconded by other prominent journals that knew the facts, requesting her to copy and sign the same and scud it to the Orc gonian for publication. This, too, in tho face of the fact as related to us by Mrs. Miller herself that when the ac counts of his feastings and fetings in Imdon reached her his children were iu actual need of bread ! Can human audacity any farther go? MORE DODGES. "Brother Ike," havingutterly failed to vanquish the New Northwest over his own signature and through his own verbose common-places, now .sends let ters to the gentlemanly local of the Her ald, signed "A Reader," which the said local demolishes in a humorous and happy spirit. Brother Murphy, you de serve better company. ANOTHERTRIUMPH. Miss Eva Font a young lady fifteen years of age, w.ls awarded first premium for penmanship over veteran men teach- ers, who hail hitherto oeen consiuereu ai t f 1 invincible. AVc call upon tho Portland Board of Education to make this artist Professor of Penmanship for the public schools. . PURTHER REPLYTO MRS. DANIELS. KihtobXew Soirriivrisr: - I have read with considerable interest Mrs. O. T-. Daniels' letter published in your paper of August 18th ; also the re ply of "Justice" from Southern Oregon. And now, if you please, I should like to express my views in regard to tho mat ter In a further reply to Mrs. Daniels. AVhen a woman so far forgets her po sition In society as to appear in enmity against .man1, and stoops so low in that reganl as to become a "howling scan dal monger," she deserves the severest reproach and condemnation; therefore I would say to her, Shame! Shame, Mrs. Daniels ! You have sought by howling scandal in the public ear to bring disgrace on a noble and honorable gentleman, but happily your attempt has failed. The shafts of "malice and spite" hurled at one in every way your suporior have fallen harmlessly, but you will in n wise be held guiltless, Justice has taken your case in hand, and It is hoped you will receive the full measure of your deserts. Strive as you may to rob Mr. Fay of his title and de prive him of the right of holding office, you jiro powerless to disturb his calm rcpo.-c. To all your efforts he can truth fully exclaim : "There is no terror, Mrs. Daniels1, hi your scribblings, for I am armed so strong in the consciousness of my great moral worth and political im portance that I heed them as. the bark ing of a puppyrdog, which I respect not." Mr. Fay is guilty of no misdeed, but has acted iu the best interests of so ciety. The creature you have been pleased to style "the hopeless, heart broken, mined girl," is a bold, bad, "designing woman, who aimed at be coming Mrs. Fay." AVho can estimate the magnitude of such presumption? A woman, "whoso past was not spot less," aspiring to the dizzying higlit of becoming the Honorable Mrs. Fay ! To be his mistress would be honor enough for such as her. But to think of be coming his wife, the mother of his laic- fid children the idea is preposterous ! Finding she could never attain so lofty a bight, what does this wicked creature next attempt to do ? To blast his repu tationdegrade him ruin him and then marry him! Marry her victim? The wretch ! How richly she deserves the infamy to which she has been con signed ! Contrast her dark design with the conduct of noble man. Does he seek to marry the woman whose reputation he has blasted? Never! His pure, sensi tive nature would shrink from uniting in holy matrimony with one so de graded. Hannah Ralls is accused of attempt ing a deed the vilest man would blush to contemplate. Surely Mr. Fay is en titled to the lastinggratitude of human ity for placing so terrible a creature where she properly belongs beneath theeet of society. Sec how the very life or public morals was imperiled by Iter freedom ! An unchaste woman will infect with moral leprosy every virtu ous woman with whom she comes in contact. Happily hih, being so infin itely superior to woman, is not subject to moral contamination. He cau wade through all maimer of filth and wick edness, and come out pure , and unde filed ; but let a womaii come in contact with evil, aud straightway she becomes inoculated with its deadly poison. AVhat nobler work could an honorable , gentleman engage in than ferreting out i the erring women of the land and pro- claiming them toMlieworld, that the innocent wives and daughters and sis ters of men might avoid their destruct ive presence? No wonder tho "allaule mammas" smile upon him, and the grateful papas electioneer for him, and tho "fair young daughtdrs" Hockarounu to do him honor ! He is the horo of the day ! 1 And yet, Mrs, Daniels,, you would punish him ! Punish man for violating the law of -chastity! Great Heaven! What ruin you would make of all that that is great aud.grand iu the universe ! Only think of ft ! The noblest work of God the lord of creation mighty, ma jestic, irrepressible man degraded, hu miliated, cast out of society for yielding to the instincts of his" nobler nature ! AVoman, you are crazy! You have Imbibed the odious doctrine of "Equal Rights" till you have lost your senses. If you wish to be respected you must renounce such extravagant Ideas and be reasonable. Pay what vou please about Hannah Ralls. Ask that she be imprisoned, hung, whipped or burned at the stake, and you will be honored for your love of virtue. There is no danger of hurting the feelings of her friends, for she has none. The whole world is against her. Even Justico does not scruple to give her an addi tional kick. But don't you dare to say another word against the character of Mr. Fay. He is too "noblo game" for an insignificant "puppy-dog' like you to attack with impunity. If ho does not see fit to make you "tremble" for the offense he has friends who will do it for him. Beware ! Justice is on your track ! A'ery truly yours, Jvn's Rights, McMinnvim.k, Sept. 2S, 1S71. SOME QUERIES. -Erffor Walla Walla Statesman: AVhile groping through the dark last evening to find Miss Anthony's meeting we had some thoughts which shaped themselves into the following queries: 1. AVhat age is thism which we live? 2. AVhat country are we living in? 3. AVhat race of men inhabit this coun try, and what Is their religion? AVhile in the midst of these question ings we were rewarded with the object of our quest a school house away in the remote outskirts of the southern portion of the town. In a few moments the house was crowded with the best people of the town, all of whom, for a space of two hours, listened with profound atten tion to able arguments on behalf of the greatest question of Christian (if tlie term implies good will to men) reform of this or any other age. AVe have attended services in each of the AVallaAValla churches, and wc have never seen on any occasion during three months more thau one-tenth of the con gregation that came to hear Miss An thony lecture last evening. Are not the people gone after this woman? Do the Clergy and the rulers of the churches know that this reform is indeed the Christ? ilerc is a woman who stands a peer In the world of Intellect aud of Letters. Here is a woman who penetrates and il luminates with wonderful cleaniess the cause of all our woe. Here is one who proposes a remedy for the great evil in cident to human relations. Here is one, and that one a woman, "with head and heart and moral force equal to any phi lanthropy. Among tlie best minds and greatest reformers of the age she stands recognized and honored. And yet, last iiis lit, there was found for her no place in the Ins of the AVallaAValla churches. Comment we need not. Christian. The above was handed to us by a gen tleman while we were in AValla AValla, who says the editor of the Statesman thinks him crazy and consequently re fused to publish it. AVell, well; if he is mad, there's no denying that there is much method in his madness. AVe arc anxious to see many such exhibitions of lunacy. Euoiink City, Oct. 5th, 1S71. Koitoi: Sew Southwest: I sec that Dicky Henderson has pre vailed upon the Journal of this place to reprint his outrageous attack upon your self, which first appeared in your valua ble paper of ;i recent date. I am sure I do not know which most to admire, your liberality in printing his boiled down bigotry or his impudence iu expecting you to do such a thing. If I were you, and he wanted to malign me, I would let him do it at his own expense. Bravo! my dear madam! Your work is succeeding at a gratifying rate. Do not let anybody intimidate or scare you from your course. God and humanity are with you. The adversary aud his imps are powerless. I send yon nine dollars for three copies of the Nkw NoitTHWKST to be sent a follows: Yours for the right. F. AVe do not believe that our friend Henderson really wants to malign us. He is alllictcd with newspaper phobia, and the beot thing that he can do is to do as we ilid when we found otirself incura bly afflicted with the same complaint : get a printing office and engage In the newspaper profession. Mrs. Laura DeForco Gordon received 11C votes, according to theoflicial count, for State Senator, from San Joaquin. Had not Gen. Evans been considered favorable to enlarging the political, per sonal and property rights of woman, and had she been regarded a.s practically eligible, under our State Constitution, there were hundreds of voters in that county who would gladly have cast ineir votes ior ner promotion, oeueving that sno was ine most competent candi-1 date in the field for that position. Tlie diversion of 110 votes, by an independent j candidate in a contest where the avenifn majorities range but a little above that number, should teach the parties this TitK Ei.kctions. Returns given in important lesson, that it is not safe to tri- the dispatches from Ohio and Pennsyl flewiththcrightsandintercstsof a large I van la show that the Republicans have class of citizens, who possess the power i made material gains in each State and have the disposition to punish those i within the past two years, ami in Ohio parties in continuous contempt of those , particularly, carrying each State by in rights. AVe liope yet to sec Mrs. Gordon ! creased majorities. in the held for some Important oiliclal position, to which she is clearly eligible. Pcoplo who fish for compliments do Man has had the past, woman will liave ! not need long lines; they will get their the future.,?. F. Pioneer. 1 hest bites in shallow water. OHAlAOTEE OP THE "NEW NORTH WEST." Kditok Sew Southwest: ' I am sorry that you have almost en tirely misunderstood the purport and de sign of my communication, relativeMo Prof. Chaney's letter on the "Status of j AVoman", or.'at least, greatly niisrenre- dsented them.-- You say, "Our belief on religious matters is a private aflair." Now, the fact is, I made no inquiry about your belief on religious matters iivtruth was not concerned about it bnt did. inquire whether the Nmv North west would advocate AToman Suffrage upon Bible principles, or whether it would pander to tho taste of skeptics and infidels. As to your religious belief, I have no disposition to bring it before the public; but I supposed I had a right to know what is to he the character of the periodicals I patronize, and that of tho political party with which I co-oper ate. If I have no right to know these things I accept your "scolding" as mer ited and deserving, but, on the other hand, I reganl it as unmerited and out of place. Again, you say, "AVc have proved the Bible to be a AAroman's Rights organ," etc. I am certainly gratified to learn this fact, for many professed advocates of the cause seem to think the Bible stands right across the path of AVoman's Rights, and it must be torn down before the cause can triumph ; hence their war upon that book. AA'hy you thought it necessary to rep resent me as saying that my "rincs of J Bible doctrines are as impregnable as the eternal hills" I cannot tell. This is certainly mysterious. The fact is, I said nothing about my "views" of Bible doc trines. But I did say that the Bible and Chrfstianity stand as impregnable as the etcriial hills. I hope you will here after bo careful and not represent your corrcsiondent3 as saying what they neither said nor intimated. You think it Avould have been more proper for me to have answered Prof. Chaney's article than to scold you for publishingit. I think not; had you not published it, there would have been no necessity for an answer. I think it hot ter to prevent evil than to undertake to cure it. Again, a forty years acquaintance with the cavils, insincerity and hypocrisy of infidels has taught me the impropriety of honoring their effusions witli a for mal reply, as they often argue what they do not believe themselves iii order to gain notoriety. Again, I have no time to waste in replying to such articles, nor am I disposed to gratify tho variety of their authors by sq doing. And as men, and women, too, are known by the com pany they keep, hereafter I shall give all such as sympathize with his senti ments a iWide berth. itespecttuiiy, J. H. D. HKN-nuiesox. Pearful Reports of Eire in Northern "Wis consin. Milwavkee, October 15. Later accounts from Northern Aris cousin confirm previous reports. The loss of life in the neighborhood of the village of Peshtigo will reach over 1,200. The lire was heard afa distance like the roaring of the sea. Balls of fire were soon observed to fall like meteors in different parts of tlie town, iimitintr whatever they touched. People rushed with their children in their arms for a place of safety, hut tlie storm ot fire was upon them and enveloped them in flames, smoke and cinders, and those that were not able to reach the river were suffo cated and wasted alive. This terrible scene happened on Sunday night, the Sth, the HHiue evening of the Chicago . horror. The town of Peshtigo numbered two thousand souls, one-third of whom perished. , Reports from the east short of Green Bay place the loss of life fully as high as at Peshtigo. The account states that the immediate wants of the oople are supplied, but that large amounts of pro visions and clothing will be required for the coming winter. Mnvor Limdinirtoii. of this oitv. lms published tlie following appeal for aid : Tlie csilamites that have befallen our Statcand some of our neighboring States are truly appalling. Over 1,500 men, women and children have been burned to death iu AVisconsin alone. Their business houses and farms, to a large extent, are entirely destroyed. Every shaving has been burned and destroyed, with all their autumn and root erons. They are utterly destitute, and will re quire full support, at least till another season. Seven counties in our own State are thus iu grejit part utterly deflated. "Whole regions of country in AVesteni Michigan tire in the same condition, and the fires are still raging and destroying. Milwaukee is doinir all she can by her close neighborhood to Chicago. " yhe was enabled to send large quantities of supplies into that city during the pro gress ot the lire. ast numbers of Chi cago sufferers are now filling our houses and public buildings, and we have min istered to their necessities. AVe have supplied hundreds of tons of provisions, clothing, stores and other needful articles to Chicago, Northern AVisconsin and Western Michigan. AVe are doing our best, but tlie amount of suffering in our State Is beyond our power alone to assuage. Ave appeal to the public for aid. AVe will be the dispensers of sm- piies to sufferers in AVisconsin and AA'est ern Michigan. AVe have made every nec essary arrangement to accomplish these purposes with economy and effect. All contributions iu money may be sent to Alexander Michael, banker. Contribu tions of food, clotliinsr. beddintr ami other supplies may be directed to Harri- son Lundmgton, Mayor. "A Reader" wants to know why we don't publish extracts from Walk-in Miller's poems. AVcll, we can't give all our reasons just now,, hut here's one: He is too fond of presenting his heroes as they "eame from the hand of God." Tlve hero of the only poem we read had no clothes on. Though his pocms,may be "finished," his heroes need "dressing up" a little. As the school of poets to which Mr. Miller belongs is nameless, we would suggest that it be called the lllaek Crook or bare-lnjyed school. Vancouver Register.