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...JUXE 14, 187S.
MISREPSE8EHTED IM 0OHGEE8S.
It is bad enough to be unrepresented,
but it is infinitely worse" to be misrep
resented. The women of Oregon caunot
be too grateful to Mr. Mitchell for his
championship of their interests during
the time he has occupied a sent ill the
innate chamber of the United States,
ami the women of California owe a like
debt of gratitude to Senator Sargent.
While James K. Kelly wag Senator, he
offered as much opfiosltion to woman's
political advancement as a putty man
could oppose to anything, and, unfor
tunately, the vote or a noodle, In or out
of Congress, counts one, only suppnslug
that the noodle is of the masculine Sen
der. Senator Orover follows closely iu
Kelly's wake, and votes adversely to
tiie interests of that class of citizens
who are taxed without representation
and governed without consent, becabte,
forsooth, they are women. Hon. Rlch
ard Williams, though not an open advo
cate of woman's enfranchisement, vote
right upon the question. One result,
and not the least deplored, of the defeat
of Mr. Hiues will be, that the women
of Oregon will be worse than unrepre-
wented, misrepresented in the Lower
House by the election of his late op
poueut. Too far advanced in fbseillza
tiou to keep pace with the requirement
of civilization, John Whiteaker will be
one of those who Hill listen while earli
est and intelligent women citlzeue ol
tiie Uuited Slates urge the removal of
their political disabilities, supporting
their demands by the unanswerable
logic of their forefathers when asking
the priceless boon of individual freedom,
and turning a deaf ear to that which he
eaunot refute possibly a dull ear to
that which he cannot understand he
will rouse himself with a start and re
spond "nay" when the question is put
to vote. Tbie is our prediction, and,
alike predictions in general, we hope
it will not be fulfilled, in which case our
readers will see what a handsome apol
ogy we know how to make to our Con
gressman elect for misjudging that he
would misrepresent us.
fJOMMEHOEMENTAT FOREST GBOVE
The commencement exercises, always
a feature in the college year, were ol
more than usual interest at Forest
Grove last week. Resplendent in gor
geous flowers and brightest evergreen,
the Congregational Church, with iu
sH)ties6 spire pointing heavenward, sur
rouuded by the dark foliage of stately
oaks, seemed fitting place for the tri
umphal close of the years of quiet, stu
dious school life of the half-score ol
graduates who with commencement
day bade Alma Maters, wistful farewell.
"lbe urowtu ot the Constitution" w
ably discoursed upon before the eollegt
societies by Hon. M. C. Georgt
on Monday evening. On Tuesdaj
evening Hon. Raleigh Stott addressed
the Associate Alumni, hie subject being
the "Hoodlum." His remarks wen-
carefully prepared and well received,
though, when he attributed the prev
alenceof these street Arabs to "unat
tractive homes and lack of social cul
ture," many mothers who have striven
earnestly and prayerfully to do theii
duty In this regard, yet have had tbt
bitter grief of seeing their boys swell tin
ranks of this society-disturbing class,
feel the injustice of such maternal ar
raignment. On Wednesday came the
"-xy and addresses of the graduate.
Tiie following subjects received the at
tention of the class : "Political Pro
gress," Milton W. Smith; "Plant Life,"
Mary A. Creswell; "Obligation," Elvis
H. Fearnside; "Ilelief and Doubt,"
Mary F. Lyman; "Life," I). a Latou
rette; "Talk," Mary S. Eaton; "Labor
Reform," Samuel R. Stott; "Ideas,"
Horace S. Lyman; "Silent Influences,''
Laura M. Hosier; J'Gltts," and Vale
dictory, R. Ellen Scott. At the eiose ol
tljese exercises President Marsh con
ferred the degrees. This interesting cer
emony was followed by the singing ol
the following class song, written by
Horace S. Lyman, and set to appro
priate music by Miss Scott :
The shores are lined, tbe rocks are crowned,
Along tbe sparkling- bay.
By many friends who've come to see
Tbe new boat launch away.
Caioitrs Across the wan, across the seas,
Tiie winds of action blow;
Beyond the an, beyond the teas.
The gates of morning glow.
the waves. In open space.
'Hie boats are set in view;
asta are trim, their sails are wh Ite,
All shining-, bright and new.
- But now at length they slide along,
Down to tbe bending tide;
They touch tbe flood, they feel the wave.
And tar away they glide
Csumc.
IV.
lb-day we hinnch, to-day we glide.
Dawn from the college ways;
Wsleel tbe tide, we catch the wiads
That bear to future days. .
Citosro Achh the seas, across toe seas.
The stars like bmna ahliu-
Bt- ind the seas, beyond tbe seas,
A wait the shore divine.
v.
The winds blow strong, the wax. - gham
white.
The tide bears us away;
We've work to do. wide seas to er.
We tnnst n.i longer stay.
Chords.
VI.
And so, farewell to all we leave !
Welcome to all before !
We use oar strength to sail aright.
And trust in Uod fur more.
Chobcs.
An Alumui dinner iu the afternoon
and a reunion iu tbe evening closed tbe
commencement exercises, ami the class
of 1878 start, each on his or lier way, to
work out the great life problem, each,
as we hope, with such a measure of suc
ce as will merit at the final summing
up tiie welcome plaudit : "Well done."
1 I
"AXOTEEK lmETtJ!rATE.,
orue three year.- ago we published in
these columns, m.der the above caption,
tne iouowiug lilt of authenticated infor
mation as a mntter of news. We now
teprodece it to aotsotniaod-Ue the offen
der, who is making the air hideous with
his frantic endeavors to induce us to no
tice him. We conv verbatim from the
issue of June II, 1875:
"Many of our Oregon and Washington
readers will remember ooe 'Professor'
W. H. Clianey, a peripatetic lecturer
uon astrology, who visited tbe North
west some three years ago, ami who con
sulted the planets aud wrote 'nativities.'
This 'Professor' has been three times mar
ried. His first wife flllsan early grave; the
second, a respectable lady artist of New
York, was deserted by our astrologer
years ago, when his 'stars' seut him
across tbe couiineut after a mythical
gold mine. His third marriage was
with Miss Fioru Wellinan, an estimable
lady of mote than average ability, who
resided for some time iu Seattle, and
who astonished and grieved her many
friends in that city by her strange pref
erence for this uncouth, yet erudite Ish
maelite. Shortly before their marriage
the couple removed to Sau Francitco,
where they have been living for a year
past, ekiug out a precarious existence,
he engaged iu writing 'nativities and
rube, though unused to menial tasks, in
drudging at the wash-tub and caring
for other people's children for hire.
Naturally proud, sensitive, aud refined,
and possessed of much culture, tills her
role little woman clung desperately to
her bail bargain, and kept her domestic
troubles to herself. Lately, however,
finding herself in delicate health, she
iuformed her husband of the fact, and
"asked to be relieved for a few mouth
from the care of tbe children for whom
-die was officiating as nurse girl. He
denied her request, aud ordered ber to
pack up aud leave the house, because
she indignantly refused to destroy her
unborn babe.
" 'I have no money, aud nowhere to
go,' said tbe oor object of a bad man's
protecting gentleness.
"'Neither have I any money to give
you," he replied.
"A friend offered her $25, but she flung
it from her, saying, with a burst of an
guish, 'It will be of no use to me with
out my busbaud'e love.'
"Tbe inhuman husband iuformed the
poor wife that he had sold the furniture
(which she bad helped to buy) and it
was useless for her to think of remain
ing there any longer. He then ab
ruptly left her, aud tbe forsaken, home
less, penniless victim, in her desjier
lion, attempted suicide, first with
laudanum, and afterward with a pistol.
Failing in both efforts, she was re
moved, In a half insane condition, to
the bouse of a friend, where she still re
mains. Having become calm, and
MMnewhat resigned to her fate, it it-
bought she will not again attempt sui
eide."
The above is coodensed from a long
tccount in the San Francisco Chronicle
and is given as tbe lady's own story,
gathered from her most intimate friends.
After we had published the above,
tbe unfortuuate author of all the mis
chief and misery wrote us, in shame
less detail, a mess of stuff for which he
lemaoded publication, part iu denial,
part iu palliation of his own conduct,
and part in infamous accusation of his
wife, to which we replied by letter that
lie should have the use of oureolumm-
for self-defeuse if be would write an ar
ticle fit to print. This lie did not do,
ind we have from that day to this ig
nored him, as we shall iu the future, fot
he same reason that the lion, when at
tacked by the tiolecat, found it best to
pass quietly by on the other side.
We are in possession of a "horoscope"
of ourselfcast by this astrologer when
he first came to Oregon, and once before
acknowledged in these columns, iu
which these words occur: "You will
always have bitter enemies among tbe
low and vicious, lint you have many
friends among the better classes I mean
the good and honest, whether rich or
lioor and you shoold never look for
them elsewhere. It is not possible for
your enemies to crush you beyond the
resurrecting arm of Mars."
THE 1E8ULT.
Republicans have elected the entire
State ticket, except mem ber of Congress,
and the Democrats have tbe State legis
lature on joint ballot or ten. Political
papers deal largely In the causes or tbe
result, each from its own political or
personal stand point. It is useless to at
tempt to "point a moral" from these
things, as there don't appear to be any
thing that the stibl latest stretch of char
ity could consider "moral" In political
matters at present, and as the rehearsal
of the various tricks and devices by
which defeat or victory was accom
plished would hardly "adorn a tale," we
forbear the attempt. The fight was an
anxious and Miter one, and many of the
successful candidates even look as if
they had been whipped, so great has
been the strain uMu their nerves for
weeks past. The defeated will probably
not secede from tbe Union, nor the vic
torious win in their positions lasting re
nown. Quiet in political circles will be
restored until the legislature convenes
aud the fight for United States Senator
commences, when all tbe more subtle
arts of political knavery will be prac
ticed by political demagogues, that the
tear people may be represented (T) prop
el iy. "A government of and by thai
eople." What n misnomer.
W. B. Carter, editor of the Corvnllls
Gazette, ami State prluter elect, has de
parted for San Francisco via Yaquina.
His health has been poor for some
weeks, and this journey Is taken in the
hope of his complete restoration. His
paper will lose nothing by his absence
as James A. Yaiilis, Esq., and Captain
Boswell have volunteered to look after
Us columns.
AN'HOBR WITH OOMLEEPOXDBNTS.
A correspondent who is heard in
another column makes just and logical
deductions upon the authority of the
press of the State, by which he reaches
the conclusion that tbe great mass of
Oregon men are fit for prisons. Pru
dence counsels us to keep silent on this
subject. We have ofteu been accused
of say i us naughty things about our
brethren, but the above is worse" than
"fable yet have feigned or malice con
ceived" concerning our utterances, and
the partisan press of the State, con
trolled exclusively by men, furnishes
the evidence from which the deduction
is made. We leave it to the consciences
of the men themselves lo decide which
is right, the evidence furnished by
men's newspapers, or the verdict based
upou the evidence and rendered by our
brother correspondent. We will, how
ever, take issue with the last named
when he says "the people" chose these
candidates. When men learn that uu
moral, physiological or governmental
law allows them justly o exclude the
women of a state when taking Into ac
count her "ieople," they will not, as we
hope, see so many Incongruities as now
appear iu political allairs.
A correspondent from the greeu hills
of Polk county writes: "I wish Mrs.
Duniway would arrange matters so us
to ooine here soon. I do want to hear u
woman who cau talk seuse to women
and men, too, for that matter make a
speech. I have been afflicted with a
partiality fur womeu ever since I got
acquainted with my mother, a partial
ity which my acquaintance with mj
wife has not diminished, aud that, er
haps, causes me to like any one who
can pay something in a sensible way for
their good. Come up aud make us a
rousing speech, aud tell us what men are
good for, anyway." We cau assure oui
chivalrous cor respondent that Mrs.
Duniway will be glad when strength
permits and opportunity otters, to oorue
up ami make that speech. Diligent and
careful research may enable her to
answer satisfactorily tbe concluding
words of the letter quoted, and thus
render herself a benefactor, not only ol
men, but of the race. One thing we
have heard her frequently aud grate
fully acknowledge men "good for," h
in aiding and encouraging the work foi
woman's advancement by patronizing
md paying for tbe New Northwest,'
aud she will doubtless be able to en
large upon the subject ad finitum.
A correspondent whose oetical elfu
siona we criticised some time since,
furnishes- her Ideas ou war In good,
solid prose, which we print in another
column. Rhyme, miscalled poetry,
which but 9 u trices to render ridiculous
that which it would exalt, is our pel
aversion. A medioerist, or even a per
son of extraordinary ability, who is un
used to placing ids ideas iimii paper,
should never allow himself to be be
trayed into the fatality of writing In
verse. What in prose is quite i tamable,
ami appeals to the common sense and
judgment of the reader forcibly ami
pointedly, if expressed in halting ineas
ure and imperfect rhyme, provokes onlj
ridicule. So we Mud room aud welcome
for a prose article, when, had its sens
beeii obscured and its meaning in
verted by strained attempt or its authoi
to write himself "poet," we could onl
have cast It Into tbe waste basket, un
noticed, unless by criticism, which tin
author would perhaps justly pronotiuee
ungenerous.
A friend who .has given much thought
to the greenback question, deplores the
fact that lack of currency will probably
force him to discontinue the Nkm
Northwest, and says: "Without a
fair supply of mouey for the businees ol
the country, literature must die away.
Forty-seveu millions of people that
have been used to circulate from one to
two billions of money cry out when
confined to five or six millions. It Is
like putting away all our labor-saving
inventions and going hack to the sickle,
the cradle, tbe scythe, the caual boat,
the Canastoga wagon and the old pod
auger. But I submit, aud will go qui
etly to pasture If the rest of mankind
do. For all I can do, capital will bind
labor in chains, toward which the
surest step is to eurtail money that
newspapers can not, circulate among the
masses." Tills friend has struck man)
valiant blows to prevent the state ol
things he prognosticates, and we opine
that his ellbrls will return to him in
due time, bearing their legitimate fruits
greenbacks. As to financial stress
compelling him to discontinue his long
italronage of this journal, we will say
for hit eousolation that, as he Is cred
ited with two years' advauce payment,
we do not feel present uneasiness, and
can only hope that some hundreds of
our subscribers will be afflicted with
gloomy financial forebodings long
enough to cause them to follow bis ex
ample In this matter.
A short note signed "A Defeated Can
didate," telle us that "Our Ticket" was
not successful. The nomination of Mrs.
Ames gave the voters of Union county a
chance to show whether they preferred
Justice and generosity to masculine mo
nopoly, and tliey have stated their pref
erence. We hope to hear further de
tails or tbe canvass in Union county
soon. But these pages are growing be
yond our space, and further comment
must ie deferred.
Mrs. Duniway made a Hying trip, for
particulars of which see Editorial Cot
respoudeDce, to Salem on Wednesday of
last week, attended the Orauger picnic,
interviewed as many delinquent sub
scribers as time and hot weather would
permit, returned home on Saturday,
ami on Monday started up the lordly
Columbia for n brief tour of business
and observation. If her health stands
the strain of this trip, she will visit
Eastern Oregon toward the last of the
month.
Benjamin F. Potts has been re-notn-
Inated governor of Montana.
EDITOBIAL COEBESPONDEHOB.
DUia ItRADKHSOFTHE NkW NORTHWEST: ,
The chronicling of these peregrina
tions baviug ceased during the past
month because or the cessation of tbe
peregrinations themselves, thereby giv
ing you a respite from the task of read
ing, as well as ourself a respite from tbe
tusk or wrltlug, have patience now, aud
behold us aboard the. east-side train,
bound Sulemward, our destination the
oily or politics and the Grangers' picnic
A month has vastly changed the
verdure aloog the Hue or travel. The
dogwood blossom uo longer blinks its
great round eyes ut us rrom the hill
sides, and the iieudent, pea-green maple
dooms have given way to the wealth of
feathery, pea-like seed pods that always
follow in their wake. The fern and
hazel and brier-rose are iu their glory.
Hocks that erewhile gazed at you iii
shameless nudity ure draped iu downy
robes of emerald hue, surmounted by
tiaras of iresi white. Farm-houses
rise up fiom amid a wild abandon ol
variegated loveliness, flanked here and
there by vegetable gurdens, near which
critusou ludeu cherry trees stand as seu
tlnels, their feel adorned by mammoth
clumps of scarlet strawberries. Dimin
utive apples peep iu friendly clusters
from their puretitstems. Pears, equally
diminutive, han peudeut from theli
maternal twigs. Hay by the million
tons is ready for the mower. Wheal
covering countless ucres already lifts
doft Us myriads of funning heads. And
the cattle ami horses are glad, aud the
diildreu are happy, aud the song of the
wild bird Is heard iu the land. Verily,
the denizens of the land of Webfoot
Have a goodly heritage. No drought,
no Hoods, no extremely cold or sullrj
weather, no famine, little sickness, let
lentil, tuid uo pestilence. It is little
wonder that they think no home Is like
their own.
It is almost night when we reach Sa
lem, where we find mine host and lady
r the Chemeketu Hotel engaged In ren
ovating the great building rrom base
ment to attic, making the best possible
ise or the meager miterluls at hand to
render the old carpetsand furniture pre
ventable. Aud they are succeeding, too,
lespite the fact that the proprietor, Mr.
Itusb, considers himself too impecuni
his to sparea few hundred dollars of the
thousands he annually receives for rem
to refurnish the few doien rooms that
uost need It. Rut Mr. aud Mrs. Mat-ihew.-ynake
the best of everything, ami
iiilly sustain the reputation of the house.
Politics boll, bubble, and seethe iu
Sulem. Candidates for the United Slates
Senate are us thick as strawberries iu
May. The number of men who are
billing to sacrifice themselves for tlieii
.-ountry's good Is a matter of sublimes!
-vonder.
Rut we went ou Friday to the
Grangers' picnic, nnd for the nonce for
tot everything in relation to Klltio
-xcept the all-imjiortant and humiliat
ing fact that one-half of the people are
(axed without representation and gov
erned without consent. The picnic was
'ield on the Stale Fair grounds, and It
was estimated that there were at leasl
four thousand persons present. The day
wus delightfully pleasant. The speech
iy Judge Raise was exceedingly well
received, ns were all the other exercises,
not the least enjoyable of which w
dngiiig by Mr. Mtuto, who is really get
ting young again. Tiled, that dinner.
Ah, reader, If you want the best ol
everything this goodly laud affords, just
let Flora, Ceres, and Pomoma come to
the front as cooks. They may have
babes in their arms, and they may be
itowed-shouldered, sunken-eyed, aud
lioriiy-hatided, for they toil like Trojans,
these supported divinities, hut the)
nave good aud honest hearts and clear,
well-balanced heads, and they can feed
you like kingsaud talk woman question
like oracles. Small need for us to talk
this last among the women now-a-days;
for there are always sentinels upon the
outer walls, ready to proclaim the gos
pel of freedom iu their owu glad way,
while we look on complacently, ami
strayers stare at us and wonder that we
are net only not cursed with horns and
hours, but are as handsome and good
natured as themselves. Verily, the
leaven or human rights Is working, and
woman will be free.
Saturday, aud homeward bound. At
New Era, ou our return, we encounter
the "Portlund Uuitarian plcnieers, and
ur train halts and takes them aboard.
They pronounce New Era place for
picnics, whereat we arc glad, for our
whole-souled sullrage friend, theCaslos,
live there, and those who visit tbe place
for a day only will snufl the very air of
freedom.
Rut adieu. Next week you may hear
rrom us from Walla Walla. A. J. D.
June S, 1S7S.
Ill MEMOEIAM.
A touching tribute to the memory of
Elbertle E., wife of P. P. Gates, and
daughter of J. H. and N. Olds, of St.
Joe, has been published in the Orcgo-
man. Mrs. Gates was Irani and brought
up in Yamhill county, and died on the
2Slh or May, in the 33th year or her age.
She was, during many years of her girl
hood, a teacher, and was well beloved
by all with whom she associated. A
happy married life of three years, a tiny
Imbe upou her bosom, its entrance be
fore her into the bright beyond, leaving
for her the "beautiful gafes ajar," a
thoughtful bestowal or keepsakes to
loved ones, as the sands or her brier
life "ebbed fastly to their finish," fare
wells lingeringly spoken, hands folded
silently, casket crowned with wreaths
of immortelles, a grave, and her work
Is done. A halo or virtues and graces
clusters about her memory.
Willamette Uulverslty sends wit
twenty-three graduates this week. Six
teen from the literary, antl seven from
the medical department. Of the farmer,
seven are young ladles; among the lat
ter appears the name or Miss Julia
Johnson, of Dallas.
UNJUSTIFIABLE.
To thk Editor or th k Nbw Xoktiivtbst:
The political campaign just closed
was characterized by most shameful
slauderliiK.of nearly all the candidates
for office. Our newspapers and circu
lars will And their way to distant sec
tions of tbe United States, and to most
of the continental sectious of Europe,
and parts of Asia. Persons dn those
countries will set a very low estimate
upon our prominent men those who
were nominated by county and State
conventions here. In the precinct pri
mariesthe true Democracy of our
country local delegates were chosen,
aud hence all the caudldutes derived
their nominations, which came from
State and county conventions in Oregon.
If all these candidates are such base
men, their nominations must have
come from equally corrupt voters; and
lie nee it follows that the great muss of
tiie Oregon men are fit subjects for
prtmns. Shame, stiame, on an puo-
lishers here of such vile slanders of our
very best citizens. All of the candi
dates for offices are men of fair charac
ters and fctaudtng In their several towns
itud country districts. To say that
they all have been 'perfection would be
false. I deeply regret that slanders of
so base a character have been so unspar
ingly promulgated against our fellow
citizens, whose chief crime seemed nt
lust to lie political usplratiou. It is said
that when rogues fall out honest persons
hear the truth concerning the rogues.
But few of the men iu either of the po
litical parties as officers Iu Oregon were
in nomination. Most of the caudidatee
were men from amongst the people who
promised reform and fidelity in office II
elected. It Is manifest that there have
been grievous frauds and peculations iu
the State, aud iu some of the counties,
by tbe incumbents in those offices. The
two main political parties briug forth
documentary evidence to prove that the
other party was a little more extrava
?ant, dishonest, ami reckless while in
office Hutu the accusers. As they are
ill honorable men, as MurK Authony
would say, we must credit their show
ing of figures as true, and say that for at
least fifteen years the tax-payers of Ore
gon have been grievously swindled and
ippressively taxed.
Thus, taking all statements In the ac
count, the public men here, past and
present, are awful fellow I Rut we will
compare them with prominent men In
tike positions in other States, and the
omparison will lie In our favor. Per
haps, however, now that the election it
over, the fighters will calm down and
cease their slanders.
' TIs a consummation devoutly to be wished."
Vox POPCM.
Howell Prairie, JuneC, 1S7S.
OWE W0MA5TS OPINION.
To thk Editor or th Nek Northwest:
The Inconsistency aud cruelly of war
n never more apparent than when a
Ireadful war is raging. Wliot, indeed,
is war, but wholesale butchery of large
oodles of men, not one in one hundred
of whom know the cause of the quarrel,
rare iu the least affected by the issue.
Natioual honor, we are told, must be
maintained, but what honor can there
oe In murdering a thousand human be
ings because leaders hold different opin
ions? Yet men seek to make this
butchery honorable, aud give it theii
unction ami applause.-The man who
has most skillfully plauued military
operations that have resulted in tbe loss
of scores of human lives Is the one most
greatly honored by bis country. It Is
llshuuorable to kill n human being for
mere difference of opinion, but highly
commendable to kill or lay plans to kill
thousands for mere differenceof opinion
-if those In authority. As long as the
people slug praises to conquerors and
tyrants, so loug will these flourish;
neither have people a right to complain
of oppression that they foster by their
ignorant adulation. 'Let respect and
honor be rendered to humanity ami vir
tue; let shame and dishonor lie meted
out to vice and oppression, and the
moral, social, and Intellectual world
will assume a different aspect.
Yet In tbe maddening mase of things.
And tossed by storm and flood,"
The world's workers have the eousola
tion of seeing that kuowledge is steadily
advancing, and where but a few short
years ago only mighty mluds aud fen
spoke out against war aud its kindred
evils, hundreds now denounce them.
Brule force has been the ruling eleaieut
or tho past, and red-handed war is its
closest ally.
Rut the golden age or reason is ad
vancing and gradually dissolving the
iron bands that prejudice has for ages
been forging and force strengthening.
War Is Inconsistent, as it is brutal, and
nine times out of ten the difficulties
which cause It could be easily and ami
cably settled by an appeal to reason.
Alf thinking beings have a right to
opinions of their own, and neither lire
nor sword has ever yet been able to
eradicate those that are honestly formed
ami grounded ou principle. Such means
may subdue or hush them into silence,
but this Is surely an ignoble triumph,
and one unworthy or the name. E.
Canby, May 30, 187S.
We think the Bee over estimates the
influence of the Pacific ChrUlkm Advo
cate in ascribing to It and its editor the
defeat or Hon. H. K. Hines ror Congress.
Sympathy for the general Imbecility ol
Its utterances is about the only reeling
that paper awakens. The cause or this
defeat Is found In prejudices of a large
class of voters; prejudices that cannot
be overcome, simply because thoe who
are ruled by them belong to tho pig
heeded brigade, and cannot be reasoned
with.
General Butler lms takou the contract
of making out a case or Impeachment
against Hayes, and he Is against the ju
diciary committee making any recom
mendation either way upon the subject,
leaving the case to stand as It is.
EEOEN TE VENTS.
About half the mills iu Fall River, ,
Massachusetts, have stopped tills week.
Tbe opinion prevails In Manchester!
that the cotton strike will end uext
week. ,
William CuIIen Dryant is lying iu a
comatose state, unable to take nourish
ment, and sleeping most of tbe time.
Colgate & Co.'s soap factory at Jersey
City burned ou the morning of the 6th,
involving a loss of $500,000, ami throw
ing 300 men out of work.
A heavy storm of wiud, hail, aud rain
lately occurred in Georgia. Corn, cotton,
fences, and out-houses were blown down,
and three children killed.
Strikers have stopped nearly every
manufactory Iu Quebec, compelling
willing workmen to knock off, ami com
mitting uumerous outrages.'
The Senate appropriation for a canal
around the Cascades of the Columbia
has been increased rrom $75,000 to $200,
OOO by a vote or thirty to twenty.
The House ha, by a vote of 137 yea
to 103 nays, reduced the tax ou tobacco
to sixteen cent?, and fixed the tax ou
cigars at five dollars per thousand.
The Senate committee has reported
favorably ou a bill appropriating SoO.OOO
for the construction of a t!rl-elas.
light-house on Tillamook Head, Oregon.
The Colorado Central Railroad will
probably he extended toward the Blaek
Hills as far as Fort Laramie this season.
I'll Is will be an extension of eighty
seven miles.
A colliery explosion occurred on the
7th, at Uuydock, England. From 200
to 250 men were In the pit at the time,
the larger proportion of whom were
killed outright.
The grand lodge or Freemasons of tbe
State of New York adopted the follow
ing: "Retained, That we refuse to rec
guize as a Freemason any person ini
tiated, passed, or raised Iu a body where
the exlsteuce of a Supreme Being is de
nied or iguored."
Widow Maggie Van Cott, Methodist
revivalist, left Omaha on the 1 0th foi
San Francisco, where she will begin
series of revivals at Howard-street M
E. Church next Saturday. Shepreacbetl
morning and evening to immense con
gregations iu that city on Sunday, aim
raised $1,500 to pay the church debt.
I0BEIGN HEWS.
The Russians are making a retrogradt
movement at various points.
Physicians attending the Emperor are
tiixlous to have him removed from
Berlin.
The sale of Nobeling's photographs m
their exposure iu tbe shop windows, bat
ueeu prohibited.
The Euiperor of Germany celebrated
the forty-ninth anniversary of his mar
riage ou the lllh.
Emperor William is recovering front
the wounds received at the bauds of the
would-be assassin, Nobel lug.
It is thought tbe congress will com
plete its labors after a fortnight's sit
ting. Priuce Bismarck presides.
The Servians continue with energy
their military preparations while mak
ing ellorts to obtain admission to tht
-niugress.
Between twenty and thirty persons
have been arrested In various towns foi
expressing regret at the failure ol
Nobeliug to kill the Emperor.
Oue hundred thousand retugees who
tied to the Rhodnpe Mountains to escape
the Russians aud Bulgarians, send
pressing demands to Constantinople foi
tid.
At a cabinet council, the Crown
Priuce presiding, the suggestion fotiuo
favor that Europeau representatives In
the Berlin congress consider the dan
gers threatening society trom socialism,
Advices from Constantinople repre
sent Bulgarians throughout Roumelia
perpetrating horrible atrocities on Mus
sulmans. General Todleben has or
dered vigorous measures of repression
against the outlaws. Three Bulgarians
taken red handed were summarily exe
cuted. VIEWS OF A POLITIOAL ALIEK.
Some or the bitterness which an alien in
her native country is made to feet by the in
justice which one-half ol "we, the people," matt
upon occasion submit lo Is expressed In tbt
following letter from the mountainous dis
tricts or lm county. Ed.
To the Editor of thr Xbw Northwrst:
A rumor reached me to-day I pre
sume itis but a rumor that the assessor
was taking down the names of boys
over eighteen years of age, for conven
ience, iu case their services were neces
sary to quell the coming war troubles.
Now, my oldest son is about eighteen,
hut his name they need not take, for 1
can assure them they lhall not take
him. It is not my country, and so loug
as tbe friendly mountains are contigu
ous I will not Tarnish sons to fight its
battle. It has robbed me of property,
of the legal right to my ohildren, or all
else that liberty holds dear. Let those
who hatch its broils and make its war
ruruish targets for Its enemy's bullets
In their own persons. I would Hint
every woman iu the land would so de
clare herself. Let those who make the
quarrels be the only ones to fight. Ah,
you say, woman caunot enforce such a
decree; her breath would be but an idle
wind that would blow her sons uo good
and heronly evil. Perhaps; hut where,
then, is woman's vaunted influence? If
neither its sileut workings nor its Indig
nant protests can i-ave her sons from
war's bloody horrors, It is evident that
such influence extsls but in name. As
I intimated above, I look at the friendly
mountains around my home, and trust
ing them as I trust not aulmate things,
I say, no son of mine, while he breaks
bread at his mother's table, shall be
forced to bear arras for a country in
which, though a native, Ibis mother Is
an alien. And I for oue am amply able
to keep my word. L.
Dexter, May 22, 1S7S. I
Farmers, Bead and Consider.
The -t tt-uti of year snsret-ls auain, as
it alwavs dues, the multitudinous cares
that tie vol ve upou wives of farmers, and
we caimot let tbe occasion .pass without
referring to it. The fact well known
that a large proportion of tbe women
patients in our hopitals for the insane
are brought thither from farm-houses,
is enough to cause farm owners and we
bad uearly said woh. n owners to take
alarm aud provide that sorely needed
element, help for their wives during the
heats of harvest. A writer in the Cor
vallis Gazette sums tbe matter lip with
so much pith, point and hnuiaully,
that we quote her words mod commend
tbem to the careful perusal of our read
ers, both men and women :
On our farms and in our villages tne
noblest, bet, and most important ele--ilieuts
of motherhood are sacrificed lo
the hydra-headed monster, cookery.
Tbe first step to Iw taken is to rouse the
tons and husbands of the tool hers aud
wives of our farmer to the actual con
dition of tbing. No matter how dis
tasteful the task, they must be sum
moned to our hospitals for the iusaue,
where so large a proportion of the in
mates are the pour victims of over
work, brought thither from farm homes.
From Ibeuce we would icunle them to
the village burial grounds all over our
laud, where "real" at last the weary
mothers who iu life never enjoyed even
the legitimate rest of IbeSabOath, since
i be best dinner of the week must be pre-
- I . I A. I.. i l . I - - .
parcu nr kite luiuisier or tne inevita
ble company of young folks youug
folks who would be just as well aud just
s bappy if sent to the orchard to pick
their own fruit, as though "mother"
had despoiled a day in making pud
hugs and pies. I wish I dared to really
lUlimit to print tbe pitiful stories 1 have
i-eeu told hy our farmers' wives, not
-die complainings, but in Intense eaiu
cvtnesK, to know how their daughters
,-oulil be spared the life of conscious,
low suit-Hie, to which they had sub
mitted. I wish I could take you to the
rave of as lovely a young woman as
ever blessed a household one whose m,U
ieal gitts werestieh that a life of luxury
and ease but awaited her acceptance;
ind yet who, because of the strong, pure
love site bore hlui, decided lo go West,
is the bride of a young farmer. Not
mile a year assed and she was brought
noine dead, with her dead babe in her
iron. "Such a mysterious Providence,"
-xclaime-l many, w hile those who beard
i he story of the work she faithfully per
'ornied for the "harvest bauds" during
that stifling summer heat, three weeks
previous to the lime when her husband
expected tbe birth of their first boru,
those who heard that story almost
cursed tbe improvidence of the husband.
That young husband really loved bis
wife. His criminal fault was not in
-easing to love, buTlu tilling to study
physiology or exercise common sense",
or he had said to the little, weary wife:
Hay est hands expeet quite a, least al
ways, be sure to have pleuty of cake
nd pie," as though cake and pie grew.
The harvesters had their cake aud pie,
tud tbe young husband had a dead wife.
Suppose this man bad said ma taauly
way: "My wife is not aide to prepare
feast, aud I cannot procure help for
iter. Gentlemen, I was Confident that
you would prefer, as desert, after a sub
stantial meal, the fruits served simply,
-villi cream and sugar." Or, iu case he
lare not do lhat, suppose tint he had
sat up nights with the little wife aud
helped ber and beat the cake aud roiled
the pie crust himself? Would not a
vie Provideuee have granted him a
liffereul "dispensation," and the har
vesters been equally well served ?
HEW8JTEM8.
STATE AND TXRBITORIAI.
Haying baa begun lo Southern Or--goo.
The mines in Southern Oregon re do
ing well.
The State polled about 33.000 votes at
the late election.
The twine factory at Albany will soon
begin operations.
Work will soon be resumed in the
Oregou Iron Works.
Scarlet fever prevails to some extent,
iu portions of Lane county.
Mrs. Victor is canvassing for -Ber
illtM.1 WL.tr 1.. Pn,,. ten.,.
The wool crop of Umatilla county
will yield this year $3H),0UO.
Hun. El wood Evans will orate at
Olympia on the coming Fourth.
L. B. Stearns, Esq., will deliver tbe
irattou at Roseburg on the Fourth of
July.
O. J. Carr basbeen appointed post
master al Seattle in place of Thomas W.
Prosuh, resigned.
Clackamas county elected the entire
Republican ticket, and shows a gain of
one hundred votes.
Indians in Grant eountv are sufferine-
from diphtheria. Let us hon. it will n.
teud to the Bannocks.
Clatsop coutity threw a thousand
votes at the late election. A large gain
r, uy previous election.
Miss Florence Mace, of Jackson
county, has ridden in tbe past eiijht
weens eigut uuuurea miles ou horse
back. A majority of 111 voters of Yamhill
county have signiUcI to Sheriff Dale
their desire that he si ve official i.lac to
J. M. Keity.
Two thousand five hundred head of
beep, ou their way to the t.mich grass
of John Day's River, passed through
uougias couuty last week.
Charles Briirirs. while at work in a
flouring null at Harrisburg recently,
was caught hy a band, whirled round
and almost instantly killed.
The Willamette Baptist Association
will bold its annual ses-inu at Salem,
commencing Thursday, June 20th, and
continuing over tbe Sunday following.
Joe. Leaho was rerently arrested near
Salem, charged with the seduction of a
young lady of Brownsville, ami returned
to the latter place iu custody of tbe
sheriff for examination.
A destructive fire occurred at Forest
Grove ou Thursday night of last week,
resulting in tbe following : R. P.
Wilis, store and building, S'i tHKJ; J. G.
Boos, tinner, $1,500; W. IX Hosier, dry
goods, 13,000; Dr. Bowlby, drug store,
355.000. Hoxter had an insurance of
$7,700 on goods aud building. The rest
was uuiusured.
Coming to Oregon.
The afflicted will he g'ad t" learn t'uat
a corps ut siirireons from the XalU'ital
Surgical Institute, fitted out with a
complete assortment f apparatus for
the treatment of everv human deform
ity, will afrain visit Portland, Oreiron,
at the St. Charles Hotel, from Juif
25lh to July lsf. Inclusive, 1SJ8. Thi-
Institution, originally founded at In
dianapolis, Indiana, has extended it
business throughout the T'nited State,
and has attained a rep-it ' i -n for Ilic
successful treatment uf -;-inil curva
ture, hip a ml knee ji-ttit ,1.-, i-es, flu-'
feet, paralysis, pi--", n. I ti-m a, "here
tofore unkuow n to the profeton. Refer
ences of the highest order cau be given.

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