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FRIDAY. APRIL 17, 1ST4.
The opposition to tbe Temperance
movement Is not wholly of the active
sort, as those who circulated the peti
tion to the Common Council are aware.
"While liquor importers, retail dealers
and dram-drinkers oppose it openly as
a measure damaging to their business,
Inimical to their rights (?) there is an
army on their side, made up-of the fol
lowing described persons and classes:
First. Tradesmen of every description.
The reason they give Is, that to support
the anti-liquor movement will lose
tbemthe custom of the liquor men.
beconu. cierKS or saiarieu men, ex
cept in such cases as where their employ
ers are Temperance men.
Third. Some men, and many women,
(to their shame be, it said), who "have
no Interest In the matter." "Their sons
and husbands," they say, "give them
no trouble." These men belong to the
class who advise us to stay at home and
attend to our households; and these
women to the class who "have all the
rights they want," and are found in tbe
two extremes of society principally, the
fashionable and tbe coarsely ignorant.
Fourth. A good many women, who
inhabit elegant houses, and who "prefer
to consult their husbands." They have
sold their rights of conscience for a life
of utterly selfish, soulless, brainless ease.
Fifth. A good many men, who "do
not drink tQeniselves, and do not want
to have anything to do with tbe ques
tion." Borne of them are opposed to
agitation; some think the means used
not tbe proper ones, but have uothinu to
Sixth. Men who do drink a little,
keep wines at home, and could not con
sistently take any action against in
temperance. Some of these think
women would "be best employed teach
ing their sons Temperance principles at
home." They see no inconsistency in
opposing Temperance and teaching it
under the same roof. When told that
mothers labor for years to rear up their
boys, teaching them the right, only to
have them slip from their hold at four
teen or sixteen, when they begin to Im
itate their fathers and the men gen
erally, whom they know, in smoking
'drugged cigars aud drinking drugged
liquors to make tbem manly when re
minded of this, either they flatly deny
It, or assure us "there must be some
thing wrong with the mothers." Thus
the woman at last is made responsible
for tbe man without tbe privilege of say
ing what her own sons shall do while
minors. They cannot see that just be
cause woman has given all her time,
strength and thoughts to comparatively
inconsequent duties, not even asking to
have a voice in ordering public affairs,
society has come to its present deplora
ble pass. Agaiu, some men prefer to
blame the clergy for past indifference,
as an excuse for not sympathizing with
present zeal; while still other men shel
ter themselves behind individual rights
of conscience, and take Cain's view of
the question of moral responsibility,
asking: "Am I my brother's keeper?'
with a lofty contempt for intermeddling
Seventh. A large foreign element,
which does not wish to abolish one of
its inalienable rights to drink beer,
Perhaps those who silently resolve to
use the whisky influence for election
purposes might be classed under another
head but every one is acquainted with
From the above classification it will
be seen that there is plenty of work for
Temperance reformers of every belief.
It does not signify whether all are of
one opinion about tbe particular best
means to be used. Every meaus must
be used. Every class of opposers must
be met and overcome. There is work
for everybody. Nothing will more
surely defeat the Temperauce cause
than for sectarianism or politics to un
dertake its, direction. If it is 'God's
work, as the Christian workers claim,
it is not denominational work," nor
party work. God is neither Presby
teriau nor Methodist, Baptist nor Epis
copalian. He is neither Republican nor
Democrat nor Independent. He is
above all these; He is God, the Avenger
of Sin, whom all right-feeling people
will be only too glad and .proud to serve,
as their duty is indicated to them by
But we had no intention of preaching.
We were showing the. kind of opposi
tion there is to be met in this- most
vital movement of the times. The pub
lic conscience has been paralyzed, and
chiefly by whisky. A strictly Temper
ance people could never have fallen Into
such abysses of dishonor as has the
American people, in politics and in pub
lic and prh'ate morals. Proceeding at
the present rate, in fifty years, or less
- time than that, there will be no such
thing known as riublic probity or pri
vate virtue. The few men whom the
nation felt could be trusted with the
common weal are rapidly passing away,
and there are none to fill their places;
nor with suoh a general apathy of pub
lic morals shall we ever find any on
whom the mantle of their greatness can
It is then a patriotic measure, as well
as a moral and a religious one, to adopt
any and every measure to arrest intem
perance and thc ,oug of l
queut evils- ans must be devised to
touch the "pocket nerve- of that class
who dare not do right for fear of losing
the patronage of rum-sellers. Let us
prove to tbetn that their interest lies on
the side of Temperance. Let wbiskv
drinking bar the door of good society
against Uie young men. Let Tetnrv.r.
ance be a requirement in the uomina-1
tion or candidates lor oiiice. Titcre are
ways to get at the Interests of this peo
ple in such a very emphatic mauner as
to assure tbo liquor men of our earnest
ness. Let such measures be quickly
adopted, and rigidly adhered to.
THE OUTLOOK. !
The political cauldron is just now holi
ng, seething and steaming in a manner
that renders times lively for editors.
doubtful for office-seekers, and amusing
to the slight residue of mankiud.
"What with the usual party tickets.
the frantic attempts of the Independents
to put forth candidates, and the proba
ble nomination of a Temperance ticket,
there is certainly no lack of heroic
souls, ready to immplate themselves
upon their country's altar.
The principal fight will be, as hereto
fore, between the two recognized politi
cal parties, although tho Independents
and Temperance men will doubtless in
6ome localities succeed in electing their
candidates. This will, however, have
small effect upon tho general result,
though it may make a slight, diversion
in favor of the Democratic nominees.
The Republican banner, inscribe!
with the names of that party's chosen
leaders, has now been given to the
breeze, and the contest may be regarded
as fairly begun, rno piatiorm upon
which these candidates have taken their
stand is neither equivocal nor contra
dictory, but a firm, concise and out
spoken declaration of principles aud
purposes. Among these declarations wo
heartily approve of the following: That
"the end of government is to secure
equal and exact justice to all Its citi
zens;" that "the right of suffrage should
be secured to all entitled to its exercise;"
that "political reform and economy and
nuritv in all official administration
desirable;" that the school laws should !
be modified, and "the people relieved of
the school book monopoly."
The farmers 'and laboring classes are
promised sympathy and encouragement,
and a farmer, a man of ability and in
tegrity, is placed in nomination for
Governor. This gentleuan has been
heretofore unknown and unuamed in
political circles, but his history will
most probably be pretty thoroughly, if
not truthfully written, before this con
test is ended. He is, of course, in sym
pathy with the Farmers' Movement; and ;
of his position upon the other great po
litical Issues of the day, the Woman
Movement and the Temperance Move-,
ment, report cannot long remain silent. !
We will notat presentdwcli at length
upon the qualifications of thc various
candidates. It is sufficient to say that
the Republicans have brought forward
no such political hacks and Importunate
place-seekers as disgrace thcDemocratic
ticket Should they maintain the prin
ciples and abide by the declarations of
the platform as they stand pledged to
do, we may hope, in thc event of their
election, to see the-work of political re
form begin in earnest.
We surmise that even twenty-three
(.years of arduous and artful training will
scarcely enable a candidate to success
fully dodge every important question
that will he propounded to him between
this time and thc first of Juue.
Should the Republicans put forth
steady, earnest and persistent effort, the
nondescript craft, manned by tbe Gov
ernor aud his doubtful crew, will be dis
tanced in the forthcoming race.
WILL HELP SDTPEAGE.
John B. Cough, the celebrated Tem
perance orator, is not pleased, with the
woman crusade on the saloons. He
"I would be unwilling to see my wlfeorniy
nieces going about among tbe saloons, praying
and singing hymns. I think the movement
would help the Woman Suffrage cause very
much, and I have always had n sort of dislike
to thc Woman Suffrage business. The Idea of
a band of ladles going through ihc streets sing
ing hymns and praying Is repugnant to inc. It
Is tbe duty of policemen to clear away a crowd
or men obstructing the pavement, and I think
that women come u nder the same restrictions."
How natural for persons who have
become famous in any particular line of
action to look with a jealous eye upon
any infringement upon their pet hob
bies! John B. Gough must remember that
the idea that a man who had wallowed
in tile gutter should become a great
Temperance champion, was "repug
nant" to a great many people until, by
long years of assiduity in the noble
work of reformation, he made his change
in life respectable.
He'd "he'd unwilllug to see his wife,"
forsooth! Suppose lie were unwilling!
His wife's conscience should be at once
her mentor and motor, and he should
learn right speedily that he lias no right
to interpose "his will" against the con
scientious discharge of anybody's duty,
whether that person be wife or some
other man's. The arrogance with which
so many men presume to dictate for
woman what her course of life shall be
must and will be dissipated before the
dawning of a brighter day.
But John B. Gough is ..quite right
when he says the women's praying cru
sade will help the Woman Suflrago
movement. While disbelieving, ourself,
in the lasting efficacy of the praying
crusaders' efforts to destroy intemper
ance, we recognize them as God's great
agents to open the eyes of women to thc
work, of which suflrage is the base,
which He has planned for them to do.
John B. Gough must also remember
that there is a higher Power than man,
or his "likes" and "dislikes," that Is to
day ruling woman. There Is a Power
before which "policemen are mute, and
that Powjr is the Influence of the Holy
Spirit, which prayer and praise have
quickened In the souls of men and
We are rejoiced to see thc women
who have heretofore held themselves
aloof from every publlo work of the
great Master, laying aside their timid
ity and coming out in the work as only
women can. And though wc mny not
approvo or the methods by which they
work, we know that Providence knows
best, aud that the work will go on till
woman shall see her duty as a law-"
John B. GourU'b
repugnance" to the
"WITH ALL MY WOELDLY GOODS I
When. Mrs. Partington, J of blessed
memory, said that when she was mar
ried she did not know that "With all
my worldly goods I thce endow" meant
ouo calico dress a year, she touched
upon a subject about which a good deal
might be said.
To "endow" Is to furnish with a fund.
A "fund" is "capital, or stock; money
provided, for the payment of interest."
When a man marries, then, according
to the ritual of tbo Episcopal Church,
ho furnishes his wife, or agrees to fur-;
nish her, with all his capital or stock or
tbe interest of it. The wife, not know
ing that the law will not allow the hus
band to keep his vow, takes to ber un
suspecting soul the flattering unction
that she really has something to do
with this funded capital in her own
right. Pitiful delusion.
She, on her part, if she has any prop
erty, finds that sho has endowed her
husband with it to a muclt better pur
pose; for ho at once proceeds to take
direction of it, to use and to sell, with
hardly so much as "by your leave!"
Everybody has seen dozens of cases
.where the wife brought property Into
the firm which in a short ora long time,
without any option of hers, became en
tirely, last thropgh . the . bad manage
ment or bad conduct of her husband.
He always feels that he lizs aright to
her property. She, such is tho force of
custom, takes whatever sho gets from
,,er USDau as a gift;
and should he
not be actually parsimonious with her,
cherishes a feeling of gratitude, as one
living on the royal bounty of another.
Where neither have property to begin
with, and both work together to obtain
it, then it all belongs to the man. It is
called "common property," but It is
common In just this way: The man
claims ft all while living, and dvintr.
tbe law allows tho woman the interest
upon one-third of the common property;
the property really descending to the
children without recognizing auy right
in the mother other than tills Interest
on one-third of thc estate. On tbe other
hand, should the "woman die first, the
maiv enjoys his property just as before,
without regard to anybody it isall his.
With a wibdom almost supcrhumau
Oregon law-makers have decreed (hat
the childless wife may inherit her hus
band's property, in fact, while, as above
slated, the mother of children may not;
thus making it for tho interest of Ore
gon women to keep empty cradles.
A woman who owns "separate prop
erty" may not sell It without her hus
baud's signature; she may not hold or
give a power of attorney, or give a note,
or mortgage her own real estate. But
her husband may give a note, or endorse
r . . ...
ior anotuer man, tuougu cltucr may
cause the "common property" to he
sold under thc hammer.
These are a. few of the disabilities
under which married women live and i
labor. In cases where an incompetent
or a dissipated husband would make it
of the greatest importance that the wife ! way her time in so useless an expedi
should bo free to earn, to keep, and to ' tion as a six miles ride to the nearest
handle her separate, or the common ' railroad station would be. Therefore
property, her hands are tied, and her ,
energies paralyzed by this foolish and
It is about time that some man of
brains aud a heart should devise some
thing better, without waiting for women
to shame them, as they certainly will,
when the ballot comes to tbem.
THE WAE PEOGBESSES.
The "woman's whisky war" is
destined to be one of the memorable
features of tho present decade. Every
where, in the street, in the places of
business, at the lire-side, it is the one
theme of conversation; and it is won
derful to see to what sublime heights of P0.1, her lhe ""'. r comfort ber
self-abnegation, of modest during, ofi0"ago wUhapIoftoto
heroic determination, it has raised the nnnn TTTlTwr n
gentlest of our sex. She obeys the voice ifimtUB.
that says: I We should be glad to publish at length
"Rise, woman; rise I tlle Sunday evening sermon of Rev. Dr.
To thy pecullarandliest altitudes J Llcdsley, of the First Presbyterian
Ofdolng good and ofreslstlng evil." Church, but want of srmp fnrl.i.la T
A pitiful picture has been drawn by
some one, evidently unacquainted with
the kind of women engaged in this war
of thc neglected household, tho hen
pecked husband tending tho .baby, the
ungoverned, hungry, crying children,
of a generally disorganized, demoral
ized family. This is a mistake that
should bo explained away. The women
actively engdged.in the movement are
not .those whose shoulders bear the
burden of household drudgery, nor of
daily toll; from these Is asked only
moral support; but the women of wealth,
of position, who have' many spare hours
In life, tho youngjadies who sit In the
parlor entertaining idle callers, or
dawdling over novels; these are the
women, and herein, to agreat extent,
lies the power of .the war.-j Women who
have turned with timid horror from the
possible publicity and vulgarities in
volved in woman's voting havo not
deemed it .too public to kneel in the
open street, amid a half-jeering rabble,
and tell Jesus the story of thpir sorrows,
or too vulgar to cuter the vilest liquor
den and bandy words with degraded
sots. And, should it accomplish no
other good, it will have gone far towards
divesting woman of "such aesthetic and
sentimental uonsensc as to her danger
of contamination In public life. Wel
come any excitement, any fanaticism,
that will arouse in woman the desire to
have an actual existence; the desire to
be a concrete number In the sum-total
The Temperance plank In-the Repub
lican platform, though perhaps as strong
as wc could expect, la yet too weak for
the weight it will havo to sustain.
Nothing short of legislation totally
abolishing the present license system,
and prohibiting the manufacture and
will place this "nedlful check" upqn
''the growing evils if Intemperance."
THE OEUSADE AQAHTST WHISKY.
The war on whisky continues in the
East witli unabated determination.
Praying leagues continue to visit sa
loons, hotels and drug-stores. In the
smaller towns the women arc most often
successful, but la large cities, with a
stroug foreign element, It will certainly
bo necessary to resort to other measures.
Laws will have to be made and enforced
for the suppression of wblsky-selling.
That such laws cannot be enacted with
out the aid of woman in politics, is now
sufficiently evident to every observing
person. Thauk God that there remains
In the nation fresh, pure blood enough
to redeem the body politic, and to set
Honor, Virtue aud Temperance upon
their feet again.
The following, from Metamont, Ills.,
is a touching appeal from women to
men one which is quite as much in or
der in Portland as anywhere:
APPEAL OP TUB WOMES OP SIETAMORA.
Metakoba, March 13. Onr women, fulling
to enrry'the flection, have gone to "fresh fields
and pastures new." and this Is the way of It:
On Taesday evening; the license board were
sworn In. While their oaths were fresh upon
their lips, a delegation or women entered, and
amidst the otherwise profound silence, road
the following petition:.
"To the Honorable Trustees of the Town of
Mctamora A. II. Klnnear.Oeo. -Kern, II. Con
rard, J. 11. Knoblaugh and R. 8. Page: We.
women of Mctamora, give greeting. Grace,
mercy, truth, Justice, and peace be with you!
"We, who appeal to you, arc wives, mothers.
daughter and sisters, who have the heartbreak
of our dearest friends, ourselves, and the world
crying at our doors for healing. Intemperance
and all Its evils are upon our loved ones and
ourselves. We have done what wc could. Wc
have agonized with God; wc have plead with
the liquor-sellers; we have worked upon the
streets, at the polls, and wherever we could
work. And now, with our disappointments
upon us, but full of faith, we turn to you, toast
you, In the name of all you hold most high,
most dear or sacred, to assist us In this matter.
Remember that your deeds are your dooms
men, and act accordingly. Wo entreat your
am. lou nro callcu upon of God, and your
brother's blood crleth unto us from the ground,
"That you will refuse to grant license for the
sale of liquors to any or all persons who. may
apply to you for the same. Is our supplication.
We are compelled to Implore this of you, be
cause wc cannot demand it. We believe that
yours arc hearts of honest men, and that being
the case, you cannot refuse to grant us our pe
tition. Remember bleeding hearts, burning
tears and broken lives are at your fret to-night;
and lr It be possible for you to disregard these
and us, we.pray God, lor your sakes, that thc
weight of crime, of misery, of woo most pltla
blc, that you thus become responsible for, may
not drag you !eyond the pale of Ills mercy."
Sixty names were appended, though only nn
hour had been spent In securing them. The
petition was presented lathe president ot the
board, and thc ladles withdrew.
HEE LOED AND MASTER
Down In one of the southern counties
lives a wealthy old farmer, wliom we
shallcall Smith, becauseSmith isanatne
npt likely to be appropriated, from its
rarity. Smith lived sis miles from the
Oregon and California Railroad. Mrs.
Smitli wants to go aud sec the rail
road this style of travel having come
intovoguein the Weatslucc shesecluded
herself in the wilds of Oregon, years ago,
Smith, who has horses and
wagons and saddles without stint, docs
not think best that she should fool
JIrs- Smith will probably die with her
silly desire unsatisfied
Mr. Smith smokes a clay pipe. Said
a visitor to him not long since: "I
should think Mrs. Smith would smoke,
like most of her neighbors down here.
It would be company for her, aud com
pany for you."
"Waal," answered Smith, in his mel
lifluous nasal tones, "sho do want ter
smoke; but I wont Mow It; I don't want
no woman a-smoking' that does my
So the old lady Is living "against
time." If she can only outlive her
master, perhaps one of the sons she has
raised will be magnanimous enough to
has been fully reported in both tho
morning dailies. The Doctor lias spoken
like the "son of a prophet," and we
honor him for his manly and Christian
utterances. The following is a para
graph from the Oregonian' report of
. I claim not the honor of a prophet, neither
am I the son of a prophet, yet I venture to pre
dict that a change will soon take place.
It is tho people who speak to-day, and not
their representatives. To-day one-hall or tbo
power In these United States lies powerless.
That power Is vested In noble woman, and
our nation is bidding her on, and with out
stretched, anxious hand Implores the aid she
soon may bring, and retrieve our land now
deluged In ruin.
woman Anc.iEn ASDcnusnn.
Oh! give her tbo ballot, that she may crush
thls.pcrmeatlng pestilence. And now I say If
we, u men, lack the wisdom and the power to
carry on this great reform, let us at once fall In
with wives and sisters and wipe out this dread
FEOM "AN OLD FABMEE."
TO THE KlirrOROPTHEKEWNOBTJIWIST:
I see by the papers tho name of James
C. Tolman placed In nomination by the
Republican party for Governor of Ore
gon. I can say with a clear conscience
that if ever a mau deserved that honor
conferred upon him that man is J. C.
Toltnan. I have been acquainted with
him nearly a quarter of a century. I
havo known him in prosperity, In ad
versity and in public life. Througli all
those trying changes, ho was still the
same. He is a man of honorable prin
ciple. His temper is mild, his judg
ment Is excellent. He is n moral man
and a model farmer. He is both capablo
and competent to fill the Gubernatorial
I am an old farmer, having no axe to
grind, and am perfectly Independent of
all parties. I have beeu for twenty-three
years a rcsldcut of Oregon. What I
have said I say in justice to James C.
, '"1 , , As Old Farmer'.
East-Portland; Apr. 14; 1874.' '
Deak Headers or tub Sew Sokthwest:
The Temperance Prayer Meeting in
Santa Qruz,3vhlch was pending when
we last wrote, was largely attended, and
the deepest Interest was manifest
throughout the exercises. Upon enter
ing the already well-filled church at an
early hour, we took a seat with the au
dience, expecting, of course, that tho
minister here, as elsewhere, would go
forward and lead the meeting. After
waiting until the. sllenco was getting
oppressive,, a. worthy, brother came to
us and said that it was the desire of tbe
multitude that we should address the
audience and conduct the meeting. He
insisted, and wo entered the pulpit, ad
dressed the peoplo for half an hour upon
the ways and means to lift the people
from sensuality and drunkenness, and,
in response to duty, led them, at the
close of the address, in prayer, forsev
Brother Anthony, a relative of our
Susan, who, like her, was brought up a
Quaker, and consequently believes in the
moving power of the Spirit, then arose
and made a most thrilling speech. He
believed that tho Spirit had sent the
speaker to their city. He recognized
an over-ruling Providence in all things,
and his soul was glad, for he felt that
when woman came to tho front, armed
with the power of righteousness, aud,
with an eyo singlo to the good of grov
eling humanity, stepped squarley upon
the pedestal of duty, the great work of
regenerating man would prosper as
never before. He elided his address to
the peoplo with a most Impressive ap
peal to the Highest, and the sllenco and
awe that pervaded tho church made a
slillnccs that could be felt.
Occasionally hymns were sung. One
womati) only, found her voice; but her
address her first before a mixed assem
My was replete with words of wisdom
well chosen, and sweetly, beautifully
The pastor in charge, whose 111 health
keeps him from active duty, then arose
and made a mast telling speech. He
quoted the words of an earnest woman
of the East, who, being imbued with
the powcr of the Spirit, said, in reply to
some one who had spoken to her about
enforcing prohibition: "We don't want
prohibition; we want regeneration."
This brought Mr. Anthony to his feet
again. He felt that the Local Option
law, passed by the late Legislature, was
a vital necessity, and that the people
must work through law to accomplish
lasting results. The debate lasted for
some time, and we ended it finally, by
saying that the views of both brethren
were correct. The woman in thc East,
whose spiritual senses had been quick
ened by Intense devotion, was raised so
far,, for the time, above her present
plaue of life, that her spiritual eyes
were opened, and she beheld the future
state ( man, yet many years away
when, having overcome his lower na
turc, lie shall be a law unto himself.
Consequently she was right in saying,
"We don't want prohibition; but regetv
oration." But Mr. Anthony was right
also; for he was viewing life as it now
is, with drunkeiiuess as the bane of the
people, for which a sudden and specif!
-antidote must be supplied. We must
all remember that "wc have first the
blade, then tho car, aud after that til
full corn in the ear."
Tho pastor said ho had come -to the
meeting in tho first place through curl
oslty. Ho had always been prejudiced
against women speakers, but this phase
of the woman movement met with his
hearty indorsement. Tho meeting was
grandly harmonious throughout, and
we have no doubt but the work will go
on steadily iu Santa Cruz.
San Jose being filled with lectures for
the week, we concluded not to hold further
meetings there. Tho Methodist church
was placed at our disposal In Santa
CJara, where wo again had a fine audi
ence. The pastor, Mr. .Coll ins, opened
thc,mcetlug with prayer; a choir, as In
Santa Cruz, favoring the meeting with
iiio spiritual zeal with which our
Methodist friends tako hold of this
grand Temperance work, their liberality
above nil other denominations in open'
Ing their churches, and the alacrity
with which all people, in thc church or
out, join with them in tho promotion
of tho cause, endears us to the Metho
dist people far more thau we can ex
In these meetings wc allude only in
directly to the Suflrago Movement.
Wo feel that God Is doing this work i
His own way, by bringing it forward
uirougu tne hearts of the people. At
the closo of tho meeting in Santa Clara
tho minister circulated the Local Option
petition for the signatures of "legal vot
ers." Said he, "I am very sorry, ladles,
that you are not legal voters. But the
time ifrnearat hand when you will be
such, and God Is preparing you for th
work in His own good way."
Tnking leave of our friends In Santa
Clara and San Jose, we took the early
morning train for Stockton, arriving
about noon, at the Yosemlte House,
where wc met Laura DeForce Gordon
as cherry as a school girl and asenthusl
astic in uer worK as only a woman can
be. -Sho has purchased an immenso Job
oiiice, ana is preparing to start a daily
newspaper, blio is a great favorite
among a large class of citizens here.
nnu n he an women of positive natures,
lias some very hitter enemies.
Our first meeting was In the cltv hall
and, owing to the shortness of the no-
lice, was not very largely attended,
tuuugu peruaps two Hundred persons
were present. After our lecture, Mrs,
Oordou was loudlv called for. She
came forward and made a short, logical
speech, which was well received. Said
that it seemed to her logical that any
evil that had been fostered and built up
through ballots, must be destroyed by
ballots. She-belibved tho praying cru
sade was opening the way to woman's
enfranchisement! -and, as an agent of
that reform, she embraced'- and wel
Thc next evening brought out a fair,
though not large audience, iu thc Meth
odist church. The meeting was an ex
cessively interesting one. Tbo power of
the Spirit was there and all went well,
Ithoujrh wo were personally uitp-
pointed at the absence of our brethren
rn thc ministry. After our speech,. Mrs.
Gordon was again called out. She spoke
as before, logically and to tho point, de
fining prayer as only a master, might,
denouncing, in respectful terms, tho se
cret part of Temperance Orders, and
giving excellent reasons therefor.
Judge Budd also addressed tbe meet
ing, after which we arose, and before
we knew It, threw a bomb, we said
tho ministers needed praying for in
Stockton almost as badly a tbe rum
sellers. We had been mortified to find
no minister to welcome us, and we
thought they needed strengthening in
the spinal column. We wero aware
that they had many duties to perform,
and would not be too severe upon them;
but acknowledged that we should feel
better towards them if they would come
out here, as elsewhere, and help us with
the work. When we had ceased speak
ing, the Presbyterian minister, who was
itting back by tbe door, came forward
and acknowledged there was justice in
the chastisement. He said that he had
been attending a church meeting, and
had come in at a late hour, out of curi
osity, to hear what Mrs. Gordon would
say in a Methodist church. He had
heard of her addressing a Paine meet
ing, and otherwise identifying herself
with infidels, and was surprised to hear
her defining and defending prayer. He
concluded with a very able peroration,
aud sat down. Mrs. Gordon then arose
and said that she had read of an humble
Nazarene, who ate with publicans and
sinners, and consorted with Magda-
lenes, all to do them good. She had
never heard that He had questioned
anybody as to their private belief upon
any subject, neither did she even hear
that he bad said, even to the lowest of
God's children, "lam holier than thou."
She never had read that He had ever
contended about points of doctrine or
creeds of any kind. She believed in
prayer and in-Christianity, but not In
thc puffed up churchanity of thc nine
teenth century. Some hissed, somo ap
plauded, aud some left tbe church,
while we sat at our post, fearing that a
captious spirit had been' aroused that
would work harm to the Temperance
Movement, .and feeling that we had
been, unwittingly, thc cause of it.
When Mrs. Gordon took her seat,
Judge Buddapoioglzed, and wc followed,
but, as the only persons who were hurt
had already left the church, the apology
This morning the Methodist pastor,
genial, conscientious gentleman, called
upon us, aud explaining that he had
only been kept away from the meeting
on account of pressing business, courte
ously invited us to his pulpit for this
There arc many Interesting details of
travel and scenery that we should be
pleased to lay before our readers, but a
succession of bilious attacks, aggravated
by constant travel aud public speaking,
have'so exnausted our strength that we
are barely able to do necessary editorial
To-morrow we go to Nevada City and
from thence to Grass Valley. Then
back to San Francisco and Oakland,
and thauk God, before many weeks,
shall be at home. A. J. D.
Eucjese, April C, 1S74
The citizens of Eugene met at th
Court" House on the evening of April 6,
for the purposeof organlzingaWoman'
Dr. Hanchett was chosen Chairman
and J. W. Jackson Secretary.
The following persons we appointed a
Committee on Permanent Organization
Mrs. J. H. D. Henderson, Mrs. M. M.
Jackson, Mrs. Fairchilds, Mrs. Sarah
.Patterson, Miss Ella Sabln.
And tlfe following on Resolutions
Rev. Mr. Fairchilds, Mr. Shipley, and
A telling little speech by the Chair
man was received with marked atten
tionproof that It was the right logic at
the right time.
Next was an address by our venerabl
friend Mr. Terkins, which shows that
men of ago and wisdom know whereof
His remarks called out a response
from our fellow townsman, Mr. Crane,
who was followed by Mr. Shipley. All
were good and right to the point.
Last, but not least, Mrs.. Jennings
gave some home, thrusts on the subject
Altogether, the meeting was a success,
and a big cryout for Human Rights and
Temperance. J. W. Jackson, Se&y
The Woman SufTrage advocates are made up
of girls who have little appreciation as yet
their nature, old maids who have never bad
chaucoto get married or who are opposed
having such a monster and tyrant as man to
"rule over them," of women who ought tohave
been men and who despise the functions
motherhood; and men who nre enthusiasts,
or whose wives wear the breeches, or who are
not properly men, or men like Hippie and Ben
Butler, who advocated female suffrage for poll
tlcal purposes, but have no appreciation or re
spect for true women all these advocate this
doctrine. Added to these. Is another class of
women who hove been abused and neglected,
who think that the ballot would bencflt woman
and place heron the plane or equal rights be
fore the law and equal chances with man for
Wo advise brother Luce to attend a
Convention of the State Woman Suf
frage Association, or tako other means
of correctly informing himself, before he
publishes any more of his old college
manuscript, or renders himself farther
ridiculous in attempting to classify his
,'Doctor,.wliat will' cure the'Vever'of
love?" "The child or weuiocic, maae
COUNTY -TEMPEBAWOE nnmrm.' '
Tbo friends of Temperance Reform in
Multnomah county are requested to
meet iu the soveral precincts in the
county, and elect? five delegates to at
tend a County Convention, to be held In
thi3 city, on the 2oth day of April, 1874
to nominate couuty officers, and to elect
seven delegates to attend the State Tem
perance Convention, to be held in Port- "
land, on the 6th day or iuay, 1874.
Lodges of Good Templars, Encamp
ments of Champions Red Cross, temper
ance societies, churches, and nil organi
zations favorable to tbe temperance
cause, are also earnestly requested to
elect five delegates to represent such or
ganizations In social Convention, and
all other counties are requested to do the
same. Clistos Kelly,
Chairman Central Committee.
MULTNOMAH OQUNTY SuTTEAGE
Tho third meeting of thi3 association
was held at the Court House on Tuesday
evening, the 14th Inst. Few members
were present, owing to the desire to hear
the exercises at the Methodist church,
Dr. Watklns lecturing on that evening.
Temperance is the absorbing topic of
the times, and as all women are spe
cially interested in this question, we
cheerfully give way to it. The next
regular meeting Is appointed for the
second Tuesday in May. Should any
thing occur requiring a general attend
ance of suffragists, we may call for a
mass meeting in the meantime. "Let
every one be prepared.
GOOD LOBD,GOOD DEVIL.
It strikes an observer very strongly
that the above motto applies to some of
the clergy of this city quite as forcibly,
u the temperance movement, as it does
to certain prominent persons in their
congregations. The query naturally
nggests itself is it the clergy who
hold back the congregation, or tho con
gregations which hold back the clergy?
Does tho whisky influence prevail in
churdb as well as in business and poli
tics? If that is tho case we wonid rec
ommend that they "Flee as a hird to
their mountain flee, for the avenger is
There Is a tide In the affairs of men,
Which taken at Its flood leads on to fortune'etc
CALL FOE A YAMHILL COUNTY "W.
All advocates of Equal Rights are re
quested to meet at the Court House, iu
Layfayelte, in Yamhill county, on Fri
day, the 1st day of May, at 11 o'clock a.
m for the purpose of organizing a
Yamhill County Woman Suflrago Asso
Ail sympathizers in the movement,
whb are unable to attend, are invited to
send their names and address to the un
derspend, cither before or after the
meeting. Ass M. Martts,
Vice Presidmt O.
S. IV. S. A., for
We have neither space to spare nor ink
to spill in answering the stale "repeti
tions hammered upon our ears" by the
Forest Grove Independent.
Talkrng to persons who "having eyes
see not," and "having ears hear not,"
grows exceedingly monotonous in the
course of time. Burn your old manu
scripts, brother, and come out with some
thing new, and that has notalready been
answered times innumerable, and tbe
advocates of Woman Suflrage will not
be slow to come forward with their
For the very best photographs, go to Bradley
4- Rnlofson's Gallerr without STAIRS
ea-AHCESD IS THE ELEVATOR, 2 Slont
gomery St., San Francisco.
The Best I'Ince to purchase CLOTHISQ and
FL'RSISHISG U00D8 is at tho Manufacturing
Establishment of FISIIEL &. ROBERTS, corner
of Flit and Washington streets, where there
can always be found a complete stock of men
and boys' clothing. The best Merchant Tailor
ing Establishment in Oregon Is connected with
their store, and a perfect fit 1 always guaran
tee.!. 3 U
Cliinoolc Salmon. Spring Salmon have
commenced running, and QUISS, on Wash
ington street, receives dally from his Fisheries
on the Columbia River large lots, and is pre
pared to sell cheap. The trade liberally dealt
with. City and country orders respectfully so
licited. JAMES. QUINS,
Union Fish Market, Washington street.
P. O. Box 232. 33
The Ijw of Newspapers.
1. Subscribers who do not give express notice
to the contrary aro considered as wishing to
continue their subscriptions.
2. If any subscribers order the discontinuance
of their newspapers, the publisher may con
tinue to send them until all arrearages are
3. If subscribers neclectpr refuse to take their
newspapers from the ofrlcos to which they are
directed, the law holds the.m responsible unUl
they have settled the bills, and ordered them
4. ir subscribers remove to other places with
out Informing tho-publislier.and the newspa
pers are sent to the former direction, they are
i The courts have decided that refusing to
take newspapers from the office, or removing
and leaving them uncalled for. Is prima facie
evidence of intentional fraud.
C. The postmaster who neglects to give the
legal notice of the neglect of a person to take
from the office the newspapers addressed to
hlra, Is liable to the publisher for the subscrip
IIt. J. G. (ItEXX,
Southwest corner First ami Yamhill,
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k. v. nnoxAcau.
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ODD FELLOWS' TEMPLE, PORTLASa '
2-lUtf ' .
FfVtTES HIS OLD PATROSS ASB- THE
Public generally to cal 1 at his . '
NEW BUTCHER SHOP, s.
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