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A Jonrnal for the Teople. " lwvoted to the Interests of numa-nty Independent In I'olltlea and ItoUg'on. , Ulve to all Uve Issues, and Tuorpugh'y Radical In Opposing and B-iposhiK the AVronBB ol the Masses. MIM. A. J. Dr.VlVAT, Editor and l'roprltior. OFFICECor. Third and Walilnirton St. TBItMfS, IN ADVANCE: 3 00 . 175 Three month.. 1 00 Fkee Speech, Fkee Press, Free Peopix. forrMpoflJenf! writing over aramed sfena tures must make known their names tojthe Editor, or no attention will be given to tnefr communications. ADVERTISEMENTS Inserted on Renwnable Terms "VOiLTODE 1. POKTLiVND, OREGON, FRIDAT, OTOBEB S7, ISn. One Hour. IKSCBIHED TO T. W. X. IWjoW, at lat, my cbanjeful fate! I t.koaW not think of tliee, I know; . J tat TchMirean my lone heart ro. In all this wide world desolate: My early lore, lift up thy Urow; Embalmed In many a heeret tear, We haw been silent many a year; O, It us speak together now. Tin but a Mule boon I ak For one who wanders, con nmore, And tnvtx to reek a novel fchore; It will Rot bf a dreary task. There Its a place a lonely pot llesMe a wild, fciueteretl sea; Oo there Mmietline and think or me, And mourn an hour our severed lot. They'll point thee mu a spot whereon, IntieaMve raeln and thonahlful mood, Pali many a time a maiden xtood, WtM-n ships were sending lights aloft My spirit In that jriaeo you'll find; The tinted shell upon the shore All knew of me In days or yore; The rocks and trees were never blind. Fit ptaee for love' foods dream Is thh; A ittaaatnc munte nils the air; The sailing moon cant anchor there; The Mraamlne Mars all weep for ull. An andeHt llr, the eu. and fctrand; He, hoary headed, speakelli sweet. And cheeks Tor Iter hie ImIh ice, And whooUhsh Iter wrinkles with his hand. Seek then, my love, Imtonce that sea, And ot upon the ell IPs dark brow Ilegret, one hour, Hie broken voir. And conwerate that boar to me. Mi.vxie jr. Mii.lkk. Salkm, Orexm. JUDITH REED; A Plain Story of a Plain "Woman. (Entered, aeeonllnz to the Act of Congress, In the year 1S71, by Mrs. A. J. Dunlway, In the 0ee of I he Librarian or Congress at Wasliln?- Mhi City. CIIAlTEn XXIV. A few evenings after tho scene just de scribed, I again strolled out into the grave of maples, whither I was wont to repair when holding silcntand sweet, yet sad and solemn, communings with my inmost heart. Suddenly the sounds of whispered conversation disturbed my reverie. Instantly looking up, I again perceived Dr. Armstrong and his com panion, evidently engaged in earnest discussion. Determined this time, if possible, toa secure an explanation of vital I saw, I stepped hastily forward to where they were sitting. Hie Doctor's companion arose and hurried away, hut I felt, from tho mag netic condition of the surrounding at mosphere, that he could be no other per son than Dr. Gordon, upon whose ac count I was fast losing the strongest at tribute of my nature, my innate self-respect. "Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall!" What good monitor whispered these important words of warning? Certain it is I seemed to hear them, and they nerved my soul to strength. "Judith Iteid ! said Dr. Armstrong, timidly, "this is no fit place for yon "Why are you out here alone at this hour? "Whom did you expect to meet?" "I am here alone because I have1 a right to come and choose to exercise the right. I expected to meet none hut the Creator who streteheth out the heavens as span. I came here to commune with Him." The Doctor's companion wrapped his heavy cloak about his face and disap peared in the black shadows of the moon-lit grove. "By what right do you transgress upon my grounds?" I continued. "Your companion flees at my approach and you proceed to arraign me as a criminal guilty of some flagrant misdemeanor. Dr. Armstrong! I did not look for this from you! "What does all this mean?" "Judith Reid ! I command you to lis ten to me ! Have I not sought your highest good? Did T not follow you to your northwestern home and snatch you from the degradation of drudgery and the very jaws of death?" "There was no degradation in the fact that I earned an honest livelihood ; and I -would gladly welcome the ferocious jaws of death to-night! Dr. Arm strong, what motives prompted you to seek me out? By whose connivance was my early womanhood so badly warped? "Why was I made the victim of such awful circumstances?" "God knows I never meant to harm you, Judith. I have taken the deepest interest in all that pertains to you ever since I found you, many years ago, a ft ery prey to your own morbid fancies and a victim of unappreciation and poverty. Do you remember that I then saved you r life?" "Would to God tliat you had let me die!" I wailed, as I fell to my knees upon the dew-bejeweled grass and poured out my spirit In a prayer of silent agony. The Doctor was moving away as if glad to escape from my presence. "Stop! I implore you!" I entreated. "This is no time forfurther discussion, my poor, frightened child. To-morrow I will visit you and see what can be dong. My daughter says you contem plate an early return to the Pacific coast." . There was a tort of relief in hrs voice as ho uttered these last words, which caused me to feel that he would be very glad to get rid of me. A suspicion had for some time been vaguely gathering form and substance in my brain a sort of intuition that led ouc to feel that this man knew more about my early misfortune than he cared to unveil. "Never will I leave this city," said I' firmly, "until the mystery and misery of my past life have been explained. I have -wandered in darkuess all the days of my life, and now, by the Eternal, I swear, and these stars overhead shall bear me witness, I will ferret out the labyrinth of past mysterious circum stances and explore the darkest depths of fate." "Judith, you are in a frenzy. You know not what you say." "Indeed I am not mad," I said. "The words of trutlt and soberness are on my tongue. I feel and how that you arc in some unaccountable manner connected with the great mystery that shrouds my life, and I will know the whole if the in vestigation brings you to the gallows and me to perdition!" The strong man quailed and hesitated. "Speak! sir, speak!" I shouted. "Tell me how and why youarc connected with my fate, and how and why you came to be my good and evil genius." "You shall know all in time, my poor, bruised lambkin. If I have been, as you assert, your evil genius, I have not so intended. God and the angels benr me witness that I have never meant, by word or deed, to bring: you ought but happiness. And if there is any work that I can accomplish by which you may obtain that peace of mind to which I for many years have been a stranger, personal humiliation shall be nothing to me. I will do my duty though my own roof tree full and though'the blight shall crush me. Judith, Clod only knows how unhappy I am ! I have carried a secret sorrow all the days of my man hood. I am about to tell you that which I have struggled all my life to keep from the world. John Smith, the mau whose name 3-011 bear, and the man witlt whom you saw me in the grove have had me in their power many, many years. Poor John has gone the way of all the earth." The Doctor stopped abruptly here and began pacing up and down the graveled walk. "Oh, Doctor! tell me all! I implore you to spare me not, for I feel and know that something that you can, nay, must reveal, most vitally concerns myself." "Indeed it does, poor stricken child! Indeed it does I" and he kept on pacing up and down the graveled -walk. "Dr. Armstrong! I will bear with you no longer! Who is this man Gordon, and why is it that he so deeply interests me?" I asked, savagely. 'Judith !" and the tone was sad and sepulchral, "Will you give me the word of an earnest, honest woman that you will not betray my trust ?" "The word of a woman Is pledged to you, my friend. But hark! Doesn't somebody listen?" A slight rustling in the bushes was detected, but soon all was still, and we were satisfied that we could not he overheard. "The man whom you know as Dr. Gordon is my natural son ! Nay, don't run as thouch I were a demon ! His mother was a pure and noble woman, whom I loved with an intense devotion which was only equaled by her implicit confidence in me. I was young, pas sionate, ignorant, undisciplined. My father had failed in business; my mother was proud, and I was, of course, poor. The sins of my father were vis ited heavily upon me, and my passional nature, of the inordinate cause of which I was wholly ignorant, was not under that control which is born of knowl edge. My Idol became the disgraced and suffering mother of a child of shame. I would have married her and defied the world, but, poor, true, trust ing creature, she was snatched from me by her parents, and after lingering for n few years in an insane asylum, her spirit took its flight" "Does Mrs. Armstrong know of this?" "Of course she knew of Susan and the child, but she has no Idea that the child is here." "How came you to marry Mrs. Ann- strong, If all this that you have told me is true?" How came you to marry poor John anuui ou sec. as socletv is. vountr people are controlled almost altogether by circumstances. I was known-as a -.xipular and rising young physician: Mrs. Armstrong as an heiress; and our well meaning but ignorant friends did the rest." "Well, I am sure you have made the Oest of the lot that has fallen to you, so far as matrimony is concerned. But what of this boy ? Where 1ms he been all these years?" "Poor boy ! he has been an Ishmael- ite. He is to-aay an ouuaw "The mystery grows darker. But, Doctor, I must know it all." "Not to-night, poor, wounded ilovc '." "Why in the name of common sense not tell me all to-night?" "Because curious ears may listen and Idle tongues tell tales." "Well, then, good night, and come to me alone to-morrow." He disappeared In the shadows, and I, all quaking with a terror I could not understand, emerged into the limpid light of moon and stars, and knolt down to pray. Hope and peace came to solace mo in mj perturbation, and I arose from my devotions refreshed and strong. A figure glided past me through an opening, and hid behind some clumps of lilac. I hurriedly soucht out the in truder, and found that my very reliable servant had been spying out my move ments. "Nanette ! what are you doing here?" "Indeed, ma'am, I'll leave your house this very night ! A woman who meets resectable men out at night to talk about babies they had before marriage ain't fit company for a young woman who has a character to sustain. I will go right straight to Mrs. Armstrong and get a place, and when I tell her what I've seen to-night there won't be no row! Oh, no!" "I am ashamed, good reader, to con fess to you that I grew angry, but I did. Here was an impudent, ignorant quadroon who liad dogged my footsteps to get material for false accusations, and when caught in the disreputable act she had the unblushing audacity to threaten to leave and expose a woman, whom she accused of wickedness, and go to the house or the "respectable" man, whom she adjudged an accomplice, because she had a diameter to main tain ! I was so indignant that I did not stoop to refute her charges, but I gave her a lesson upon the importance of minding her own business which, if I had only been prudent enough to have said in gentlenessjjepuld doubtless have satisfied the girl rind made her my fast friend. Better and wiser ieople than my.-elf have made just such ridiculous mistakes. ' I would not let her remain with mo till morning, but commanded her to pack up and put off in a hurry, which command sheobeyed, vowing vengeance in a way that would have seriously dis turbed me, had I not .been so conscious of my own rectitude and her audac ity that I did not care a fig for her falsehoods. Entering my little parlor I dropped my trembling frame into a chair. Feathery rays of moonlight tangled themselves In the vines and lattice, and strayed through the trailing tendrils of the sleeping morning glories. The hal lowed stillness of the night was broken by a screech owl's note, whose warning carried me, as if by magic, away through the long, dead years, hack to the forest of the long ago, where the same sound had jarred me. Clasping my hands tightly over my throbbing temples, I leaned back in tho chair and sat there thinking, thinking, thinking. A darkness that could be felt encom passed me ; magnetic chills ran through my veins; a mellow light gradually acquired form and substance, and a be nevolent face, with long, white bcanl and beaming eyes, stood out in bold relief. "A soft answer turncth away wrath, but grevious words stir up anger." These were tho words I heard, and while I looked and listened the figure vanished, the bright light and inky darkness disappeared, and in my soul, as in the olden time, the sweet and sol emn promise, "I'll explain," attuned It self to melody. (To be continued.) IEEE S0H00LSP0E OBEGOIT Is the title of a well written pamphlet of forty pages, containing the lecture de livered at Salem before the Marlon County Teachers' Institute, Aug. 17th, by our young friend, J. A. Waymire, Esq. This is, perhaps, the most elaborate and valuable contribution among the many pleas for free schools that has ever emanated from a confessed Oregonian. Mr. Waymire has given a plentiful supply of facta and figures; enough, we would think, to start from his habitual lethargy the dullest Oregonian and fill him with an earnest conviction of the necessity of dojng something more than wc are doing for the education of our youth, more than half of whom do not attend school at all, or so irregularly as to make no progress in their schooling. On pages 2S, 29 and SO, under the sul hcad of "What Oregon Is Doing," Is a terse synopsis of the present educational condition in this State, which compares very well with the old slave-holding States before the war, when the rich aristocrats opposed school tax, educated their children at private- and select schools, while the children of the poor, always by far the greater number, were forced into mental starvation and degra dation. Let ever inhabitant of the State read what "Oregon Is Doing," and firmly re solve that the next time Mr. Waymire looks at the statistics he can report a commendable progress in our educa tional condition, even if wc arc not ready to adopt tho "American Free School System," the practicability of which I think Mr. Waymire has fully demon strated in the succeeding pages of his lecture. On pages oil, 37 and 3S will be found a statement of "Our School Funds," to which I would invite the attention of everybody concerned in the education and training of youth. Mr. W. says, "Our State has a rich endowment for her schools." I thought so once, and thousands besides, who im migrated to this coast, came over the great desert with the happy prospect of ample provisions for the education of their posterity. Lot me whisper to you, friend W., that the rich endowment is lion eat. Do you call that a rich endowment which does not yield enough revenue to keep a 11 month's school In a year? Why, sir, as compared with the States of Illinois, Iowa and other new Western States, we are iioorly endowed. A sln- dled down to a very small affair. For this very reason the greatest care, theseverest economy, shouldbe bestowed upon Its management. For this reason the people of this State should never rest until the work of tho last Legislature be undone and the 500,000 acres restored to the irreducible school fund, where the people placed it by the adoption of our Constitution. T. W. D.WExroirr. LETTER ER0MMBS. QRIFFING. Washixotox, D. C, Sept. 11th, 1871. Mrs. A. J. ncxtw.w, Kditor op the Xew Xorthwest: Dear Madam: Your name has been proposed for Member of tho National Woman Suffrage Committee (headquar ters at Washington, D. C.) by our mu tual friend, Mrs. L. DcForce Gordon. It gives me great pleasure to Invite your co-operation with the Committee, and shall he happy to hear at your earliest convenience that you will accept the position. Our position is probably known to you, and is tnc simple outgrowth of a rapidly developing public sentiment in behalf of woman's political and civil equality. From all parts of tho eountry the demand now comes for united ac tion, and, to secure this, fundamental knowledge on this subject must bo ex tended to those ealled upon to act and the Committee are straining every nerve to put this whole argument in favor of woman's voting, and tho evidence that she is now entitled to vote under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution, into the hands of all who manifest any interest individually or through a representative to us. What we ask of members of this Com mittee is, help to organize committees or societies in their localities or in any way most cflective to circulate jeti- tions asking for "a Declaratory Act" of Congress, the coming session, that will strike down the State laws that now, contrary to the Supreme law of the land, "deny'and "abridge" the right of wom an to exercise the rights of a citizen of the United States, which is tho only hin drance to her exercise of the elective franchise ovor the whole country to-day. You will see how important Is this work. We send you blank petitions. Anothorpart of our work, and not less important, is the circulation and sule of our publications and the collection of money therefrom, and by other means to print tracts ami hear current ex penses. Our "Address to the Women of the United States," containing a pledge and declaration of sentiment, invites all r ' ' , , ., ., ., . . 1 women favoring the same to send thoir has a creater fund than the whole State ! , . " , it ,. of Oregon. CORRESPONDENCE. Tliis department of the New North west is to be a general vehicle for ex change of ideas concerning any and all matters that may be legitimately dis cussed in our columns. Finding It practi cally impossible to answer each corres pondent by private letter, wc adopt this mode of communication to save our friends the disappointment that would othorwiseaccrucfromourinabillty toan- swer their queries. We cordially invite everybody that has a question to ask, a suggestion to make, or a scolding to give to contribute to the Correspondents' Column. G. B. B., Jacksonville : Yes. W. R. B., Harrlsburg: Your remit tance received all right. Have not time at present to answer by private letter, but will take pleasure In doing so as soon as opportunity offers. Mrs. M. M. M., Salem : Should think you would do well in Portland giving a course of lectures, lou should be pre pared, however, to extend your lecturing tour to other points, "iou certainly would have a good audience here. Hope we"shall beable to answer you privately It is indeed true that our good and gen erous Uncle &'am did set off upon paper a most princely inheritance to the chil dren of Oregon, but what, with thesnow cappetl ranges of mountains, which cool our air and furnish us with pcrrcniitl streams of purest water; the waste al kali flats and scoriated hills; the elevat ed table lands of grand extent, fit only for pasturage; the giving of section and half-section claims In the rich and fer tile valleys to actual settlers In advance of the surveys, by which most of the lGth and SCth sections were blotted out of the original bequest; and last, though not least, the robbers committed by the last Legislature and the Governor, Grc ver, by which the 500,000 acres of laud set apart by the Constitution of the State as an irreducible school fund were given away to a private corjwration, the educa tional prospects of the aforesaid children will come out at the little end of the horn so far as the rich endowment goes. It is true we have 75,000 acres for a State University and 90,000 acres for an Agricultural College, making 105,000 acres. But what the children arc most Interested in knowing is, "How much money will it bring?" wncrc is 1111s land? In the Willamette or other val leys? Is It mountain or sand plain? Is It worth one cent or one dollar per acre? "Will it ever be worth any more than it Is now? Can it be sold at all? The same questions must bo asked about those lands selected in lieu of the 10th and 30th- sections, called indemnity lands. The so-called rich endowment depends for Its richness upon the answer to these r , T , .. questions; and until they are answered Madame Jeanette Power, one of the ,. , . . ,, , 44, . , ,r,i, most eminent femlnliionni.imlUfsnf tl.o don't let us talk about the balance of the day, has recently deceased in France. ! prcecedsof theSOO.rjOO acres, afterpaylng rane wan Known as the ulscovererof the secret of the maimer in which the shell ot me nautilus is formed, and her cxper- iniL-ino uiju mi! puuject aro among tne most curious of the age. It is to Mad- names in autograph that is, on a slip or on a slieet with a page ol names ac companied wltli one dollar for printing fund the same to be placed In the great National Autograph Book, which is al ready nearly filled with the names of noble and live women to be kept in the archives of the nation. If more than one dollar can be spared, let it come and to all such contributors we respond with a History of tho Movement for twenty years, lately published by Mrs. Paulina W. Davis. You will readily see that this constitutes the bone and sinew of our movement. Without it we can not print and continue our educational work tli at is, without the money. Con tributions arc of course solicited in any and all ways, that may best please the taste or suit the convenience of the mem bers of tho Committee and by each one's effort, though it may be of small amount, we shall accomplish the work we propose to do, and, I trust, shall real ize our hope of the speedy and peaceful enfranchisement of woman. I have written quite explicitly to indi cate our programme of work, and hope soon to hear of your favorable decision and be able to forward you the samples of our cheap tracts anil Constitutional argument, and so feel the support of your strong arm in the State of Oregon. - . i .a.. it .host rcsjieeiiiiiiy, J. S. Gkikkixg, Sec'y. WOMAN UNDER THE LAWS Uf WASHLN6T0NTERRITOKx. Oi.YMPiA, W. T., Sept. 20th, 1S71. JW. A. J. l)tnuway3fadam:I have read with interest several numbers of your excellent paper, and have felt as If I should be glad to contribute a mite in assisting the good work of reforming our laws, so as to placoour feminine popu lation in a not less eligible position than the hardier sex. I have not seen any criticism upon the almost universal system of legislation, on the exemption of property from exe cution for debt, wherein there is nearly always partiality against the widow and In favor of the husband and wife. For Instance, in this Territory, a man, mar ried or unmarried, as u professional man is entitled to a library and other property to the value of hundreds of dollars, which cannot be taken for debt ; whereas the widow and children of such man arc deprived of any such excini tion in their favor. The working or the law is thus: A rod-gloved lawyer or phy sician with a library worth S500, and wardrobe worth $300, may settle in this Territory aud get in debt to a widow for washing and ironing his clothes, and not one cent's worth of his $S00 wortli of property can she claim. But let her call the physician when half a dozen children aro sick of measles, and his charge of $5 per visit holds half the value of her small property of $S00 liable for his debt. I have not had occasion to examine the statutes of othcrTcrritories or States on this coast, but I imagine a similar state of case will be found to exist in others. You will find what I have stat ed on pages SC, S7, &S of statutes pub lished in 1SG9. This letter is not for publication, but merely to suggest what you may not, have noticed and assist you in preparing a suitable article on this subject. It is by calling' public attention to these wrongs that a correction of the abuse may be expected. With sentiments of respect I am Your Ob't Serant, H. 1. S. You can can see the hardships wrought against the widow of a lawyer or physician. While he is alive and able to assist his wife in the rearing and edu cation of the family, they are favored witli an exemption of $700 or more; the moment she becomes a widow, and when sho most needs help and protection, the law withdraws and deprives her and her children of the benefit of this exemp tion, when every consideration for char ity and humanity would say that she should ratherhave increased than dimin ished protection. Receipts. J.fff PHdding.Qzx the beef; se lecting nice tender pieces, and to even hundred-weight allow seven pounds of salt, two ounces of saltpetre, one and a half pounds of brown sugar and four gallons of water. In the bottom of the tub place the pieces you intend for dried beef, then over them pack the other meat. Watch it carefully, and when you find tliat.meat and seasoning seem well incorporated take out the drying pieces and hang up. To the liquor add a little more salt, and let the other pieces remain until wanted. The dried beef can be smoked as you do hams, if preferred; but it is more delicate when that is omitted. Bread and Butter lidding. Make a batter of five eggs and a pint of milk; add a little salt before the egg are put in. Have several slices of bread about as thick as for toasting, and spread but ter thickly on them. Better a pudding dish, and put in a layerof bread and butter, then raisins and currants and another layer of bread and butter, until the dish is nearly three-quarters full. Flavor the butter with nutmeg; pour over, ami bake till its seems firm and done. Eat with sauce. Baked Tomatoes -Take large toma toes, make a hole in the ends, fill with bread crumbs well seasoned with butter, pepper and salt. Sctthem in a dripping pun and bake. Sweet Tomato Pickle. 'Mia ripe tomatoes, wash and slice them. Sven IKHinds of tomatoes, three pounds of sugar, one pintof vinegar; boil till done. Put in a stone pot anil cover well. Canned P&irs. Pare and halve them, and to a pound of fruit take a quarter ot a pound ot sugar ana several pieces oi ginger root the latter improves the flavor, taKing away tne nasny, insipiu taste. Fill the cans, and let thorn boil gently ten minutes, or stew them in a kettle, and pour into jars boiling hot. Tf there is notsullieicnt syrup, till tip with boiling water. Another way is to pare them carefully, taking care to leave on the stems. Half the quantity of sugar as fruit; boll till tender. Put the fruit in cans while very hot. Seal quickly as possible. I Canniny Tomatoes. Scald them, in .order to remove the skins, stew them I perfectly as for table, without salt, (ill the I cans with pulp, leaving out much of the water, and seal not. Another way is to remove the skins in the usual manner, scald them gently, hut not enough to have them fall in pieces put them one by one in the caus, and fill up with the juice. When wished for tabic, slice them carefully, and season with pepper, vinegar, salt, etc., as you would fre-dt tomatoes. To Wah Windows. Wash well with soap suds, rinse with warm water, rub dry witli linen and finish by polishing with soft dry paper. A fine polish Is given to window glass by brushing over with a paste of whiting; let it dry; rub oil" with paperorclotb, and with a clean, dry brush remove every particle of the whiting from the corners. "We Wait for an Answer." The Oregon Statesman, In discussing the nuestlon of woman suffrasre. at tempts to palm off nearly a column.of arctiment airaiiit the measure, the fol lowinrr sentence from which is a fair specimen: "We believe in treating woman with all the consideration she can reasonably demand, but we are not prepared to force political privileges upon against her will." . Under this head the New York Stand artl takes occasion to make a covert attack on Mrs. Stanton and Miss An thony, on account of sympathy alleged to have been manifested towards Laura D. Fair, now under sentence of death for shooting Mr. Crittenden, a lawyer of eminence, who had deserted his wife and familv. and had. for vears. civen himself, soul and body, to the woman ! sickness; Thk Oi.r-RASinoxET MoTiiBn.r Thank Got! ! some of us have an old fashioned mother. Not a woman of the period, enambled and painted, with her great chignon, her curls and bustle; whose white, jeweled hands never have felt the clasp of baby fingers; but a dear, old-fashioned, sweet-voiced mother, with eyes in whose clear depths the love-light shone, and brown hair, threaded with silver, lying smooth upon her faded cheek. Those dear hands, worn with toil, gently guided our tottering steps in childhood, and smoothed our pillowln even reaciung out to us in who finally avenged not only her own . yearning tenderness, when her sweeet wrong, but the wrongs of his wife, by .spirit was baptized inlhepearlysprayof iiieiemg hi nun ins just rewani. n is i im- inn. not our intention to justify Mrs. Fair in Blessed is the memory of an old-fash- hernct.hut that Crittenden met a fate i ioned mother. It floats to us now, like lie richly deserved no one will deny. i the beautiful perfume of some woodland Had Mrs. Crittenden shot both Mrs. I blossom. The music of other voices Fair and her recreant and most guilty 1 may be lost, but the entrancing memory husband, the world would have upheld I of hers will echo in our souls forever. her. We have here to do simply with the Standard in regard to the'article under the above caption. It may per haps appear a hard thing for a woman's paper to utter; but if the editor of the Standard were a woman, and had some spite towards the ladies against whom it makes repetition of a slanderous report, we would account for the presence of that article in its columns. But what motive the editor of the Standartl could have in giving further Other faces will fade awav ami be for gotten, but hers will shine on until the light from heaven's portals shall glority our own. When in the fitful pauses of busy life ourfeet wander back to the old homestead, and, crossing thcwell-worn threshold, stand once more in tho low, quaint room, so hallowed by her pres ence, how the feeling of childish inno cence and dependence comes over us, and we kneel down in the molten sunshine. ; .i a i , ' siren-mug uiruugu mo western window circulation to a matter calculated to cast i . just where long years ago we knelt by a shadow on the proceedings of two our mother's knee, lisping "OurFather." ladies whose conduct and motives have i How many times when the tempter lures always been, and now are, above suspic- us on has the memory of those sacred ion, we are at a loss to guess. We must I hours, that mother's words, her faith reiterate that that article appears to us ! and prayers, saved us from plunging the fruit of a longingdcsirc or hope that j into the deep abyss of sin ! Years have the ladies named may have done some-' filled great drifts between her and us, thing censurable, and worthy of wither- i but they have not hidden from our siglit iug rebuke. To throw the shadow of a , the glory of her pure, unselfish love. doubt on these women is a crime against i Selected. an society, as well as against the noble, i fearless women themselves. To utter a laisehood, and then apologise nud con tradict it, is no compensation to the in jured party, nor yet to public morality, which is outraged thereby. To publish a malignant falsehood, and qualify it witli a feeble, lantruidlv exnrossod bono her i that it may be a mistake, or malicious misrepresentation of the press, should be ame Power that we owe, likewise, the invention of the aquarium. She was much esteemed In the scientific world, a member of most of the European acada mies of science, anil held a grade of high distinction at tho Academy of Brussels, and, withal, so truly feminine and simple-hearted that all this honor and glory was ireeiy given. A convention of scientific agricultural gentlemen has been in session in Chi cago, attended by some forty delegates from most of tho Northern and Western itn.1 i i r -ir..i,.i. nuiies. i tula uuu uiiiiuii i iuia nuaiii of tho Iowa Agricultural College, said the woman question had never uecn a matter of doubt with him, and in one respect It had been entirely successful. The element introduced by women Into schools was oue which had made gov ernment most easy. The proposition to admit women into agricultural colleges was favorablj commented upon. the $200,000 and Interest to the Canal and Locks Company for their disinter ested labor in behalf of the State. There isno balance of the proceeds of the 500,000 acres. There never will be any if the funds and lands are managed as the law provides. That llttlo Lock Bill effectually gob bled up the whole of that irreducible school fund. There are no means of knowing what amount could be realized from a judicious handling of the 500,000 acres; probably $1,000,000, which, at 12 percent, per aunum, would yield S120, 000, and, with the other funds, would give us a free school six months in a year. Whatever they arc, are gone all gone not even so much as the baseless fabric of a vision left to the children of the State to compensate them for the loss of that rich endowment. The fact is, that, owing to the peculiar geographical character of Oregon and tho peculiar circumstances attending Of course men are to be the only poor consolation to a conscience not judges as to what shall constitute her i wholly seared by its own lascivious and reasonable demands. Women, like slaves, must he passive. The hypocrit ical talk about "lorcing pouuem privil eges on woman against her will" is too bald and transparent to require note or comment to make it apparent to onli narily intelligent readers. A novice in govern mental requirements would nat-imilK-Vonclude. on reading that class of American newspapers of which the Statesman is a type, mat voting -nua compulson; that the citizen to whom the "privilege" was granted had no alternative but to devote his time to politics, dav and night, weoK-uays ami Sundays, to the exclusion of other busi nns iiintt.-rs nttnnd caucuses, iro to the polls on election days at the risk of life fflffiSftSi'iS'SSSS ' tninsfer of the laws of this State by "I think not," was the reply; "father's . tne General Government, our rich en got all the laziness he ever had." dowment for school purposes has dwin- free-love doctrines and practices. We maintain that a visit to the pris oner, man or woman, incarcerated for crime, of whatever character, is always in ordor with really virtuous ami honor able women. If Jesus forgave the wom an taken in adultery, and said to the thief on the cross, "This day shalt thou be with me in Paradise," we should like to know what there Is, or can be crimi nal, or needing any answer or explana tion in the visit of two resiiectable, in telligent ladies, with world-wide repu tation for ability and purity of life, to the cell of the vilest creature alive for the purpose of condolence, or any other purKse such women could go for? we wait lor an answer also. Wi or limb, or be lined aud imprisoned for , would like to know when the writer of neclect of political duties. F.vcn Mate and National election demonstrates that armies of voters neglect to vote; and so long as masculines exclusively shall continue to engineer our political sys tem, by which thieves, roughs and row dies exerciseacontrolling influence, both at conventions, caucuses and the polls, so long will the better classes continue to absent themselves from the polls, and will only Interest themselves in political matters when to do so in the interest of personal friends or for local improvements. Pioneer. tnnt articio became possessed nf immaculate virtue that scofls at sympa thy with the fallen, and whether such virtue would not be more sccmlv if a little less ostentatious. Rcvolutio'ii. Abraham Lincoln, being annoyed on oneoaasIonbyafiddler.wRopcrsistedin S,WiIinfronofjl8 I,ousc. sent him out a dollar, with the message that one scraper was enough at the door. Two-thirds of the women in lunatic asylums are wives of farmers. How Womkx "Will VOTE.-J-A cotem- porary speaking of woman's deadly hate to the whisky trolllo and how thev I sometimes deiort themselves on trying incisions, reuutja uu cutuiiu wuiuuu 111 a certafn town In Ohio took it upon themselves, recently, to close the gin mills, and, assembling in squads, thoy betook themselves to tho taverns, and quietly sat down with their knitting the whole day, working and talking uncon cernedly. Husbands and brothers came in unawares, and of courcs did not drink under such circumstances, and the re form has proved lasting. The query Is would these women, If allowed tho uso of the ballot, duplicate the vote of their husbands, or voteacconliiirrf !,: . . ... & fcv IM1L judgment as to the pressing necessities ami me nour .' 1'ioneer. ,Hw!iLnEu?AN-Tuo Woman Suffragists of this State will not be ikely to forget that at the very outset in .Mrs Van alkenberg's registration suit, Judge Hagan made a free oflerof his semces to conduct that suit, and did the same ably. Failing to gain a favor able verdict in the District Cdurt. he promptly offered, gratultiously, to plead tho case before the Supreme Court or this to carry it). This generous courtesy on the part of Judge Hagan makes it easy and possible to bring the question of woman's right to vote under the 14th and loth amendments to tho Constitution to a speedy trial. It will be argued at, the October term of the Court, and we shall await tho result with great interest. Young ladies suffering from a pain In the side may reiievetit by wearing a sash.