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.MARCH IS, 1879.
Tlie Hillehoro Independent, iu Its Issue
nf March 6, attempts a review of an ed
itorial published several weeks since Iu
this journal upon the dentil penally, am,
ti is scarcely ueceeeary to add, fails either
to correctly Mate our position or discuss
Jh an intelligent manner the question
from its own stand-point. It speaks of
our "plea to the governor to turu Brown
"-and Johnson loose on society by a com
mutation of their sentence." We have
made no plea to the governor in this case,
nor have wa ever intimated in the most
indirect manner a wish to have any
"criminal" turned loose upon society.
Meu are In sole charge of the prisons of
the btale (and almost the sole inmates
thereof) and if "commutation means es
cape and pardon," it surely Is the fault
of those In authority. What a hurst of
mental light must have preceded the
declaration that "courts In passing sen
tence oooeider what Is the law, Dot what
It might be." He should have a patent
v here alike upon bis profound discovery
and his brilliant rhetoric, lteeovering
breath, he again says: "Contrary to the
New Northwest, the preventing fore
of the death penalty Is not assumed by
its advocates, but established, as It is
- the custom among the foremost eti
lightend nations, and it is for the oppo
nents ot capital punishment to assume
the contrary." Which may mean one
thing and may mean another, but in any
event is such a horrible butchery of
Ideas as to render the mangier indictable
tor murder in tbe flist degree and give
biin a chaoce to taste tbe sweets of bis
own doctrine, were such Ideas sentient
things instead of the dead and forgotten
Ullage' that they are. The specimens
quoted are fair samples of the state
meats made; not an argument ad vanced,
not one answered, the entire article
fcoggeetlve of a frantic effort to try tbe
Insanity dodge and get clear of an In
dirt men t to which tbe author fancies
blertelf liable. The only thing we can
- raakeout of it is that be wants to be con
sidered a bold and earnest advocate of
joetiee, laboring constantly witli tlie
might of an intellectual giant for the
public welfare, and that his good in
tentions are obstructed by the Xskw
XoitXHWKST, a Journal to which the
humane and better element of society
are inclined to pay mow respect than to
lib? own. Our position ou capital pun
ishment baa heretofore been plain In
stated. Not an argument that we have
- advanced has been touched, hence we
' have nothing in tlie opposition we have
encountered to refute. To go over tbe ,
.same ground is not our purpose, aud life
s loo short to spend in strife with Irrel
1 evant nonsenee concerning so grave a
matter. But for tbe fortunate fact that
"Ma-words do noiunlteHke warcluhs,
Boastful breath It not a bow-string.
Taenia are aot no sharp aa arrow,"
"fbe Sew XoRTKWRBT tn He frequent
eonteets with error and egotism might
mow have been soughtln vain. Misrepre
-eeriiation and Ignorance are the n capons
Maoally drawn against us; never very
formidable, they grow less and less so
as the years have come and gone, and
lifter each clash leave us possessed of a
broajjer field and a clearer view.
The "hearsay" stories, part innuendo,
part obscenity and altogether vile con
cerning the women who, in the consci
entloos discbarge of duty, have sought
Ncoaiures to the petition for the com.
mutation of the death sentence so soon
U be executed in this city, reflect even
more discredit upon those who foster
them by publicity aud repetition than
Hpc those who concoct them. It is a
bad' cause certainly that must be bol
iefwl up by defamation of the private
aha meter of women whose ouly offense
rs that they believe legal murder a relie
of barbarism and seek in tbe only way
InlbeJr power tosnpplant it with more
humane methods of punishment. It is
noticeable in this as well as in everv
thins else, that when a man wishes to
oppose anything that a woman attempts
or is In any way connected with public
ly that the character is attacked either
covertly or opeuly; "hearsay" stories
are laid ami printed which contain not
hh of truth ami have uot the slight
est bearing on tbe subject, and tlie ribald
laugh goes round at the expense of tbe
woman whose only offense Is that she
hftgoplnions and dares to work for them.
The Intent seems to be to frighten
women from public work by assailing
those who are brave enough to engage
in It, in the most vital way; to attract
theattention of the low and the unthink
ing, who in the exuberance of their
glee think not for moment of tlie total ir
relevance aud unreasonableness of these
babblings. A more ungenerous, ungen
tlewanly and utterly reprehensible pro
cedure cannot be 'imagined.
' MBS. POLTZ TBIUMPHANT.
mentioned last week tbe suit for
writ of mandamus, brought by Airs.
FWt o .t.e trustees of the Hastings
CoHe of law. requeuing them to ad
mit her as a student therein, sbe being
of legal age and duly qutliib-d. A dis
patch under date of Hard, 5 .Hales that
Judge Morrison has decided to Lmr. the
writ, holding that the said law college
Is a public institution which the laws
control. This decision aets not only in
favor of Mrs. Foltz, but other woman
citizens of California who desire to enter
upon tbe study of law, and Is a measure
of justice which all must acknowledge
Anna Dickinson has been engaged by
Barton & La wlar of the California The
ater to play for one week, and te deliver
afterward twenty lectures on tills coast,
ha receives $16,80fi and expenses, and
enters upon the work In June. i
A person is not unfrenttsntlv fou nd
who with a few pen strokes can write
himself down a dullard, so perhaps the
loiiowmg unci paragraph from a corre
spondent of the Oregonian should oc
casion do surprise.
Poerlle theory of tbe ittlpltaliag'' ele
ment inat Uie terror of capital punishment lo-
crime instead of preventing IU l a self-
evident absurdity, fur no man will commit a
crime Just bemuse iu roininlssion will hazard
m life or freedom. Oprortunlly la an induce
ment to the trauKgressur, but penalty never.
To attempt to penetrate the fogs that
envelop such a hopelessly mi9ty uuder
standing as the above Indicate?, by state
ments of natural law, hereditary taint
and tbe occult, but real causes that In
duce criminal tendencies seems to be
folly. But let this correspondent keep
his eyes open for a while and see what
he can see. Let him observe the sports
nf the children in his neighborhood ami
see how many mock murders take place
among them, and how many "play
hangings" are practiced within the next
few months. Let him listen to the ut
terance9 upon tbe street corners con
oerniug these executions and see wheth
er they betoken feelings that bode safety
to, aud eaored regard for life. These are
tilings which he perhaps can under
stand, and understanding them be must
admit the statement that the execation
of the death sentence fosters crime, first
by familiarizing even tlie children with
its dread details, and second by exciting
passions of revenge and malice In per
sons wIh wait ouly provocation and op
portunity to gratify them, regardless of
consequences to themselves or others.
Xo one asserts that the "terror" of cap
ital punishment fosters crime, but all
kunw that the evil Influences thereof
foster it in a thousand nameless ways,
from its subtle aud dimly understood
eUect uton unborn humanity to the
well-known and deadly cunning which
gives a victim no chance to guard him-
freif against an attempt upon his life.
Call this a "puerile theory" and dub its
advocates the "palpitating element" if
you will, but it is God's eternal truth
operating iu the immutable laws that,
uncontrolled by any imperfection called
human law, he has framed.
A WOBD PBOM WYOMING.
A few weeks prior to the late Anutial
Convention, we addressed a note to Dr.
Hayford, editor of the Laramie, Wyom
ing, Sentinel, and postmaster of Lara
mie, asking his opinion of the results of
Woman Suffrage Iu that Tetrltory. In
response, we received the following, for
which the doctor has our thanks:
My Dear Friend: I received viur
letter, ami have deferred answering it
as long as I dare, Ironing to be able to
answpr It now exlendedly: but I find it
impossible at the present time to go
over the ground and do justice to the
sutjecU We, here In Wyoming, are
moat highly gratified with the result of
Woman Suffrage. Its effects are 'only
good, and that continually,' ami now
everybody is not only reconciled to It,
nut promt that our young Territory Is
the first to recognise this great princi
ple of equal rights and to reap our reward
I have for the pat few months been
publishing In Ihe Sentinel, editorals and
communications from responsible par
ties, officials, ministers of the gospel,
etc., Iu regard to iu beneficial results,
which, if you have read the Sentinel.
you will have notleed, aud I am glad to
see that these articles are being copied
and favorably commented upon iu
many of tlie influential and metropoli
tan papers of the country.
I desire to furnish you sorre ammuni
tion to fire at the common enemy, ami
so I send you some articles which may
not nave fallen under your notice. 1
think those of you who have been en
gaged so long Iu this cause may take
lieart, ami that "the day of-your re
demption draweth nigh."
J. H. Haypohu.
A SIXPUL POSTUBE IN YE OLDER
One occasionally stumbles upon an on
eient relic that causes him to bewail the
degeneracy or the present times. A mong
those we note the following tnken from
the record of the New Haven Colony in
1689, being a statutory enactment of
that Colony, and the record of a trial
for a violation of tlie same. Says the
Whosoever shall inveigle or draw tbe affec
tions of any maid or mald-M-rvant, either to
blmarlr or otbeta, without Srst gaialUE the
conaent of ber parent, shall pay u the plaala
lion for the drat oHense, Ma; the second CI; for
Ihe third, shall be Imprisoned ur corpoiauusly
Under this law, at a court hell! In
May, 1660, Jaeeobeth Murllne and Sarah
Tuttle were prosecuted for the following
Sitting down on arbealle together, his arm
around her waist, and her arm upon his shoal
der or about his neck, and continuing In that
in fa) posture about hair an boar. In which
time be kissed her. and she kissed htm, or
they kissed one another, as the witnesses tea-
"Lovely woman," says the orator of
the evening at a public dinner, and
never remembers the toiling thousands
of plain feminine ereatures who are
struggling for their wretched existence,
If a party of ladles were to toast "Love
ly roan," It would be no more absurd
Anything trivial or criminal that wom
en do Is duly chronicled iu the papers;
anything serious that they undertake is
pressed Into the briefest possible state'
ment. Accounts of the first sort amuse
tbe male readers ot tbe papers, accounts
of the latter weary them, while matters
' slave import to women are
lightly noticed, as, for Instanco, during
Jioraee Ureeley'sday the Trihuw nl.mn.
leled three wife murders under head of
Hie proposed te raise $10,090, with
whloh to endow a nrofessorshln In tl.
Syraouse Uulverslty, to be filled by a
LLTTEB PBOMGDASfokB tiBYi
We have received the following letter
from Julia K. Smith, tbe last survivor
of the famous Glastonbury sisters, which
though evidently not written for publi
cation, Is too good to be lost. This ven
erable lady is the last of her race. There
is something inexpressibly touching Iu
her naive remark that there is comfort
in thinking that there will never be
mourning again in the old mansion,
like hers wheu her sister Abby died.
May Goil bless and angels cheer her iu
her sad bereavement:
I received yours Tuesday night, and
was glad to near from you. The next
day, Wednesday, I w ent to Hartford and
delivered my petition In the new State
house, which was well read before the
geueral Assembly, and referred to the
suffrage committee. I was Introduced
to the speaker of the Home, met many
of the members who talked very favora
bly, and thought municipal snllrage
would be granted. It was passed last
year by 7 majority, but was deputed In
the Senate by being put over to the next
session. I thought of pendlngyou a copy
of my petition for your paper, but I sent
one to the Woman's Journal, which I
suppose you receive, and you can take it
from that If you wish. Our lust year's
tax lias not been collected yet. The col
lector called tbe week before Abby died.
I then told him that I was so concerned
about her that I could not talk a word,
for I felt that If she could be spared I
could willingly part with every thing
we had in the house. He said lie wanted
to speak about our tax and would not
hinder me long. I told him I could not
hear a word about It. I told Abby what
I said to him, and sifts sold I did just
rig lit. llie ICepublicans carried the
town last year, and they have a new
collector now, but what they will do I
cannot tell. When my net cows were
first taken and sold at the sign post, they
did uot show themselves more favorable
than the other side, but still I think
they would never have used us so badly.
Hut, let them do as they will, It will uot
trouble me much, for I have had a trial
so much heavier that what the town
has done to us appears trivial compared
to sickness and death. It Is some com
fort to think there cau never be suchan-
other mourning In thepaternal mansion
house. I mailed two copies of my trans
lation of tlie Kible to your address on
Thursday, the Olh which will probably
reach you before this letter. The price
is $3 each, I paying the postage. They
ask $3 at the publishing house in Hart
ford. I have sent them hv mall all aver
theeountry, and I have very gratifying
letters from learned men. A learned
Jew In Washington to whom Mrs.
Hooker carried a copy ls-t winter when
she was there, read the lirst chapter in
Genesis, and said it wai perfectly lit
eral, and that he must have a copy of IU
She sent me a beautiful liible book
mark, wrought by hisdaughter, 16 years
old, with the first word of tbe teu com-
mandmnnt!) nnil im-iui'n namu ..11 i
Hebrew. I have iiad several excellent
letters Iron, him, particularly cue of
sympathy after my slster'n death, j
should really like to see you once more,
hut fear I shall not unlefH you come to
tire East again. If you do I will gladly
go a distance to meet you. Abby
thought so much of you. She had capi
tal courage too, and no exjiense would
turn her when she believed she had tlie
right on her side. Xo one can conceive
of my louelinees without her. Yours
heartily for our noble cause.
Julia E. Smith.
Glastonbury, Conn., February 1, 1S7.
THE NATIONAL WOMAN SUPFBAGE
Iuthk Kditokokthk Nkw Northwkht:
I have been authorized and requested
to give notice that the annual meeting
nf the National Woman .Suffrage Aswo
hoeiatlon wlll lie held" at St. George's
Hall, corner of 7th and Locust, street,
St, Louis, on the 7th, Stli aud 9th days
or May next; on which occasion you
are most cordially Invited and requested
to lie present.
It is belle vd that the time is auspi
cious f ir making tills the most important
meeting of the Assoeiatiou ever held,
for which purMse no efforts will be
spared to make tho attendance as large
and Influential as possible, so that it
may prove to be a veritable "Ecumeni
cal Council" of tlie friends of womau's
enfranchisement. I am assured that
delegates will be Iu attendance from
every section of tlie country, more es
pecially from the South, aud what is
termed the great Northwest. I have
every reason to believe that the conven
tion will be well worth your attendance,
and do much to speed the cause we have
so much at heart.
Every attention will be paid to dele
gates, and accommodations secured for
them, as far as possible, iu private fam
ilies. I trust you will give this notice
as wide a publicity as possible, and In
form me whether or not you will at
tend. With much respect,
Vihoima L. MlNOIt,
Vice-President for Missouri,
St. Loul, Mo., February 30, IS70.
-aome men are tiorn great, some
achieve greatuess, ami some have great
ness thrasUupon them." Accepting, as
we do, tho term "men" in Its generic
sense, aud mentally reviewing the
school election of Monday last, we con
clude that we belong to the class that
"have greatness thrust upon them."
Owing to the fact that there were no op
posing candidates in the field, we did
not feel sufficient Interest iu the matter
to avail ourself of our first opportunity
to go to the polls and cast a legal ballot.
But this did not hinder a half-dozen
gentlemen from thrusting upon us the
honor of their suffrages, for which, see
lug there was no danger of electing us,
we thank them heartily.
Misses Goodell & King, attorneys at
law, have entered Into partnership, Iu
A LETTER FB0MT0BT 0LATS0P.
Head before the seventh annual meeting of
the O. a. W. a A. by the recording secretary.
Your kind Invitation to be present at
the convention on the lltb and 12th
Inst., or to send an essay, has been re
ceived, but, a3 It Is impossible to do
either, I can only assure you of my sin
cere hope that you anil the other work
ers may have a profitable and enjoyable
I believe you will accomplish more in
the Slate at large, by holding such meet
ings in Portland or Salem, than in some
nrual! place, for whatever Is said or done
in business or educational centers ar
rests general attention, and is more
likely to command respect. You must
not think that those who attend tlie
meetings are the ouly ones who care for
the cause or appreciate the laborsof the
leaders, for I am sure I but speak for
hundreds of women In secluded homes,
when I say that we are with you in
spirit, though we cannot be in Imdy;
aud-that wo always hold in grateful re
niembrance llioso who are fighting our
battles, doing work for us all, and endur
ing hardships, slander and calumnies,
that the paths of all women In future
may be smoother, their burdens lighter,
their toll recompensed, and theit chance
In life more nearly equal to that of men.
It Is Incomprehensible to me how any
woman can feel otherwise, hut that sucli
Is the fact is strong cause for continued
effort to enlighten those who Bit in the
darkness of ignorance, to liberate those
who are enslaved by custom, by preju
dice and by tlie slavish fear of what
others may say.
It Is truly pitiable to see a woman
blindly opposing tho best Interests of
her owu daughters, doing what she can
to keep them In her own Inferior (mil
lion before the law; persuading meu still
to withhold from them the only weapon
witli which they cau ever ?IIeetually
close the innumerable "gates of hell"
that yawn to receive their neare-t and
dearest. How orm women be so iudilfer
ent to their own highest interests?
How can they bo satisfied to remain
dumb while men say loudly to vice, to
druukard-makors, "go on, you shall be
protected !" Oh, that their eyes may
bo opened. That the time may soon
come when your efforts may be crowned
with success, and the great majority of
the women of Oregon at least be reason
able, sensible and brave enough to uuite
with us In demanding the ballot, is the
earnest desire of
Maky Siia.nk Smith.
Fort Clatop, February G. 1S79.
TO THE KltrrOROP'THK N'TO NORTH WEST:
Our "citizens" met last night to elect
directors. The hoodlum element which
so largely predominated last year was
conspicuous by its alienee, and I am
sure that their places were most ng res
I abIv 01,6,1 w- w- Buck, Mrs. A.
I C. LnKocque. Mrs. Hattie I'one. Mm. E.
u Kastliam, .Mrs. W. C. Johnson, Miss
i n,J" Johnson, and Mrs. S M. SfcCown .
I He sesilnn was a somewhat stormy one,
' hul lllu ,atlIe3 Mood their baptism into
I,r'tics aumtratily, anil let me as an out-
sider and friend of education say that
the ladle saved the tax of 5 mills, for
support of school, from being Io.t. It was
only carried by a majority of four votes.
Six of tbe ladies voted for the tax, and
one against it. I havo been accustomed
for years to attend all kinds of public
meetings, and though I am a stranger
somewhat, allow me to say that an Or-'
egon City school meeting is as stormy
as any political assembly that I have
anv knowledge of. List night's session
" " O - -
I nAnll. 1nlAlnAl- n.s,I I....
I Am IF UlllVrtf tIIU alf.lIlaJ
occurred even in all the contentions ol
the various factions to Insult a lady
Tlie men remembered they were iu tlie
presence of ladies and acted like gentle
men. I am glud to have witnessed this
Introduction of ladles into polities, and
If ever I am so fortunate as to have a
wife, I now agree that she may vote
just as she pleases. Down East.
Oregon City, March 4, 1S79.
There will utidoubtedly.be n contest
of considerable duration in the special
session In regard to the repeal of the fed
eral election law, and very probably,
though not certainly, a majority may
be obtained in the House of Representa
tives to attach it to the general appro
priation bill. But in this event the
President will veto the appropriation
bill, aud all members of the Houss wilt
then be confronted witli the certainty
of having to do without their own sala
ries, to say nothing of tlie need of money
for all other legislative expenses and for
carrying on the Indispensable operation
of auy departments of the public service
throughout the couttry. Unless a ma
jority consent to seud the bill again to
the President divested of the proposed
political legislation, the result will be
the addition of the latter alternative by
by the 1st of July, If not much sooner.
According to Dr. Hall, nine-tenths of
all who are born ought to complete their
"three-score years and ten," because
uiue-teutlis of all diseases are avoidable
by the practice of temperance and out
door activities. Colds or constipation
immediately precede or attend every
case of ordinary disease. The latter can
be antagonized by abstinence, cleanli
ness, aud warmth for thirty-six hours;
aud a cold need not be taken once a year
if three things are attended to. Avoid
chilliness, damp clothing, and cooling
oil too soon after exercise.
There were six ladles out at the school meet
ing last Monday, and alt took part in tbe
meeting, Toilng solidly atmlnsl a tax. we un
derstand. The meeting was conducted In
manner not calculated to cieate a 4eslre In the
minds of the ladle present to participate In
'"ture ineetlmrs Host OreRonlan.
How was the meeting conducted,
brother Turner ? Didu't their "natural
protectors" behave themselves like gen
The Republicans made a clean sweep
of tho municipal offices in the Sacra
mento election on Monday.
Opening the Deors of the SupSoB Ocort.
It will be remembered that when, a
few weeks ago, we referred to the pas
sage of tlie bill admitting women to
practice before the Supreme Court in
tlie District of Columbia under head of
"Two to One," wo ventured the predic
tion that Grover voted against tlie hill,
it being of course well known that
Mitchell would favor It. We subjoin
the yeas and nays on the bill, Republi
cans In Itnmun and Demoorats in Italic,
We are pleased to note that Voorhees,
successor to Senator Morton voted "aye."
Coukllng and Thurman absented them
Yeas Allison, Anthony, Jlarnum,
Heck, Blaine, Biioth, Uuruside, Cam
eron, Pennsylvania; Cameron, Wiscon
sin; Dawes. Drsey, Ferry, Garland,
Gordon, Hamlin, Hoar, Howe, Ingalls,
Jones, Florida; Jones, Nevada; Kellogg,
Kirkwood, MeUreery, MePhtnon Me
Donald, McMillan, Mathews, Mitchell,
Oglesby, Jlantoui, Rollins, Sargent',
Teller. Voorhees, Wadleigh, Wlndom,
Withers. Nays-ltalley, ChatlVe, Coke,
Davis, Illluois; Davis, West Virginia;
Eaton, Edmunds, Eatit, Grover, Har
ris, Hereford, Jfill, Kenan, Maxey,
Merriman, Morgan, Jlandolph, Sauls
bnry, Wallace White.
We dud a very iiiterestlug account of
the opinions of dill'ereut Senators upon
tlie subject, as expressed to Mrs. Lock
wood In the American Home, which we
"Senator Edmunds, I only ask you to
permit me to earn my bread through
tlie same noble profession that you once
earned yours. I expect you to vote
against the bill, but have the fairness
uot to optHMe its consideration. Allow
it to come up on its merits." "I shall
oppose taking up the bill, and I shall
vote against It when it comes up," said
the great lawyer.
Senator Thurman was Incorrigible
ond ungracious. The gallant old bach
elor Senator from Kentucky assured
Mrs. Lock wood that lie would oppose
aud vote agalust the bill, but at the
last moment relented and voted for it.
Senator Chattee was grufl aud Impo
lite. "I don't believe in women, auy
how," was the logic with which he
answered Mrs. Lockwood's rhetoric.
"Was not your mother a woman, and
your wife, and daughters?" This Sena
tor Chatree was unable to deny squarely,
and he got out of the tangle by saying
that they were not lawyers.
Senator Saunders, of Nebraska, fa
vored the bill because he seems to have
confounded it with womau's rights.
He said that Iu his neighbor Wyoming,
where women voted, they had achieved
a governmental Utopia.and were whoop
ing up the millennium faster eveu than
iu New England.
Senator Johnson, of Virginia, said:
"Madam, it is contrary to all our ideas
of women iu Virginia."
Senator Heck, of Kentucky, alter lis
tening patiently to Mrs. Lock wood for
half an hour, replied: "Madam, I have
heard you through. I will reflect on
what you have said." Exit Mrs. Lock
wood. Senator Heck, solas, bringing
ins nsiuowu upon Nisdeik: "D d. If
sue ain't a smart woman. I'll vnt for
Senator D.ivis, of Illinois, said: "Print
I your Ideas, madam, priut."
senator ljimar, of Mississippi: "Oh,
j B"a" av ' sopjwrt.
j, can." '"B u"""u'
The Mil came. Taking up a big roll
i f memorial, and slowly expo-lug an
turning It round until it broadslded tb
whole benate, and was not without It
ellect upon Ihe galleries, "Here," said
Senutor McDonald, are the names of
over two hundred able and distinguished
lawyers who have practiced with Mrs.
Lockwood in the District Court, mnm.
jorlallzlng theSenute for tlie passage or
! this bill. And here," arming himself
wiiu anotuer uocument, as formidable
1 nllfl nq IIImcIIiIa nnil t(.F,il.. I. l
upon Seuator Conkliug. "are tlie names
of prominent lawyers of the New York
baT" When Senator Conkling's name
".:" u""r" ,,,e unB1 v"0. there was
Ml iMllPM? Ilrt rAanilllUarMliiA f- ... I. t .
7 ' WtUIC IIMIU 111 VU
That Mrs. Hayes is uot Inimical to the
measure may tie interred from hersend
ing Mrs. Lockwood six bouquets. Nor
was Mrs. IxMskwood xmrinf nf nnn...
It must uot be supposed tliul the habit of
uer ury ami tiusty profession has com
Idetely sapjd and shriveled the fra
grant mid aasthetic instincts of her sex.
Next mornlntr everv Senator wlm i,.i
actively favored the bill found uikjij his
desk a large bouquet, and every Senator
voieu tor it nau a small nose
gay sent him.
The jury in the case of J. D. Whitney,
of Miulou couuty, charged with the
murder of Oliver Hlbert last fall, re
turned a verdict of "not guilty," aud the
defendant was discharged from custody.
This man was uuder death sentence,
but was allowed a new trial by the Su
preme Court and the above Is the result.
Either an Innocent man wasshockingly
near execution, or n guilty mau has by
law quibbles escaped even the slightest
punishment for crime. Another proof
that that human Imperfection called law
should not arrogate to itself extreme
measures that are Irrevocable.
"So they say," says an irresponsible
man or a weak-minded woman at the
the conclusion of a tule of gossip Involv
ing a woman's reputation. Happy are
those strong-minded women and jtist
mltided men who are able to respond
promptly, "well, ami suppose they do,"
and dismissing the stories in which
All em fancies dim, like serpents' eg, ta
At once from their miuds, pursue the
even tenor of their way without further
J. L. Barlow, a. pioneer of Clackamas
county, and long a resident of Oregon
City, died suddenly at his home at that
pluoe on Friday night, tlie 7th inst. He
retired to bed at the usual hour and In
his customary health, which for years
had uot been good, and was found dead
in the nioruingat the breakfast hour.
His sudden demise should speak with
warning to those who knew him suffi
ciently well to underslaud the lesson It
so sternly teaches.
The State Board of Ednrtin.. i..
closed the institute for the blind at Sa
lem, on account of lack of funds, the ar
propriatiou made by the last IeHiBi."
being totally Insufficient to oorrv i.
Thore were but five pupils in attend!
Another walking match Is iu progress
at New York
A destructive fire occurred at Silver
City, Nevada, on the morning of the 4th
The government ban bought 150,000
ounces of silver at 10S; 500,000 ounces
ollered In 5 bids.
A fire swept over about fifty square
miles of forest near Yatikton on Sunday,
causing general destruction.
Tlie forty-sixth Congress will convene
iu axtru session ou the IStb of March,
by Presidential proclamation.
The position of director of the geolog
ical or consolidated surveys will proba
bly be given to Clarence King.
Gen. W. T. Sherman aud wife are seri
ously ill, tlie former with pneumonia
anil the latter with consumption.
Suit has been instituted against
Beeclier by Samuel Wllke-on, formerly
of J. B.- Ford & Co., for $40,000, mouey
advanced and expended under contract
for the publication of the "Life ot
A grand reception was given at the
house of Cyrus W. Field, New York, on
Monday evening, to commemorate the
25th anniversary of the formation of the
first company to lay a cable across the
The national capital Is the scene of an
exciting canvass for tlie speakership of
the next House and for all other offices
of both brauches of Congress. The chief
contestants for the former areex-Speaker
Ilandall and Blackburn, of Kentucky.
No tidings have been received of 14
fishing vessels which recently went out
from Gloucester, Mass., to George's
banks, and the feeling is prevalent that
the entire number went down with all
their crews In the severe gale of last
The7?iea thus summarize!) the work
nf Congress: Of nearly 200 laws enacted,
4 were financial acts, 7 appropriation
bills, 7 relate to the army and navy, 13
to public lands, 8 to judiciary, and 35
may be classed as miscellaneous. The
rest are acts fur the relief of somebody
or to put somebody on the pension rolls
or give somebody relief from political
The political news from Washington
Is that all the siek Democrats are con
valescing and all the distant members
ele. t have been heard from and will be
ou hand to help elect a Democratic
speaker. Whiteaker of Oregon has tele
graphed that he will he there by the
moruing of the IStb. There Is very lit
tle doubt that the nomiuee of the Dem
ocratic caucus will be the speaker of tbe
forty-sixth Congress, or that Randall
will receive the nomination.
The Brooklyn Presbytery have decided
to try Dr. Talmage ou the following
charges, presented by the committee
appointed at a previous session: Deceit
and falsehood iu statements regarding
his withdrawal from the editorship of
the Christian at Work; in stating tbat
sittings in the tabernacle were free; in
accusing J. W. Hathaway of dishonest
practices, and then denying it; of false
hood iu collecting subscriptions for the
payment of thechuroh debt; of deceit in
a difficulty concerning the organist of
A lloot! overspreads portions of Hun
St, Petersburg is alllictetl with spotted
General MellkofI rejioris the Russian
plague now mustered.
The Germau empire Uannomiced free
from the cattle plague.
The emperor and emjTs of Russia
will visit the Crimea in April.
A band of 500 Greeks crossed over lulo
Thessaly, and destroyed the village of
Ihe would-be assassiu of the king
of Naples has beeu found guilty and
condemned to die.
Bismarck insMs upon duties oh cat
tle ami corn. A dissolution of the Ger
man parliament is probable.
The Austrian government is called
upon to reduee the army of occupation
in Bosnia to a peace footing.
Sections of the Hungarian lower
House have accepted a bill formally
recoguizing the treaty of Berlin.
The damage by the recent slorm In the
cauton of Vaud is estimated at 4,000,000
francs. 400,000 trees were destroyed.
Queen Victoria will embark at Ports
mouth ou the 25th Inst., for Cherbourg.
She will be absent from her dominions
about a month.
The parliamentary discipline bill was
defeated In the German parliament. The
rejection is regarded as an ignominious
defeat for the government.
The marriage of the Duke of Con
nought, a son of Queen Victoria, ami
i'rincess Margaret Louise, of Prussia,
wm ue celebrated at Windsor on tbe
leu a woman that England had
changed to a republic, the Sandwich
Inlands had sunk, and Tjk Rrto ..
dried up, and she wouldn't exhibit half
the interest that would possess her over
the statement that something hail at
lat been invented to remove freckles.
True, the time lias gone by wbeu worn
en believe and exhibit Interest In fab
ulous aud sensational stories merely be
cause men tell them.
The society for the University Educa
tion nf women, of Massachusetts, oro
ide to establish a professorship in the
uositiu university to ue nileil by a wom
an, and are soliciting funds Insecure the
endowment. Forty thousand dollars are
required. Iho trustees or tbat institu
tion have already signified their will
ingness to accept the trust.
A famine is raging in Bolivia. Frura
one to ten persousdie dally of starvation.
Itecords of one small town show that
20S persons died from this cause within
STATB AMD TBBJUTOKIAl.
Tlie Investigating eommittee
start for Union this week.
Crocuses and other spring flowers are
In bloom in the gardens of Olyuipia.
An attempt is being made to stock
Whidby's Island with California quail.
A suit involving $108,000 will be beard
Iu tbe present term of the Port Town
send district court.
The Puyallup coal road has been
submerged with water to the depth of
four feel, in place".
John I). Whitney, recently on trial
for murder at Salem, intends leaving the
State in a short time.
A number of families have recently
removed to Tillamook, where desirable
farms may still be made.
A Lafayette correspondent writes that
almut as many women as men voted at
the school meeting at tbat place.
Timbers for tlie bridges on the line of
tlie proposed extension of the O. C. rail
road ar beinf prepared at St. Joe.
The Yamhill county teacher's insti
tute will hold a three days' session at
MeMinnville, commencing on the 27th
The pref-eul site of the Umatilla
House, at The Dalles, will be occupied
ttiecomliigsummerby a new and hand
A teachers' institute will convene at
Vancouver in May, under the supervis
ion of J. P. Jordan, Territorial Superin
tendent of Schools.
A fire broke out in Ashland on Tues
day morning, which destroyed a large
portion or the towu before lieouiu lie re
Bi rained. Tbe loss is estimated at $2b
The newly appoiuted matron of the
mute school at Salem, Mrs. JSmiiy x.
Arey, has already inadea host of friends,
aud is well qualified for ber responsible
According to the Avalanche, the legis
lature of Idaho, after haviug nearly ex
hausted the forty days allotted to them,
has parsed uot a single act, bill, or
measure of any consequence.--
Dr. J. W. Watts, of Yamhill, has been
appoiuted aud confirmed receiver of
publh moneys at Oregon City. This is
the office vaeated by the death of T. R.
Harrison. The appointment Is a good
one, and meets with general favor.
The quarterly report of the expendi
tures of the deaf mute f-chool shows an
outlay of $327 for the monthsof January
aud February. Tbe board of the in
mates alone for the eorre-ipnuding
mouths last year amounted to $836 49.
Another snow storm prevailed in por
tions of Eastern Oregon last week. At
the Cascades, as before, the storm was
very severe. The present month will be
a very trying one upon stock that is al
ready weakened by tbe long winter, in
sufficient food aud no shelter.
Governor Ferry is soon to leave for the
Yakima country to look after thelndiau
difficulties. Late developments would
seem to evidence that tbat matter, if not
promptly cheeked, will assume a grave
aspect, ami it is to he hoped that vigor
ous measures will be adopted in time.
An ordinance has passed the Junction
City council raising liquor license from
$150 to $250 per annum; also requiring a
majority of all the legal voters iu the
city limits before tbe license shall be
issued, witli a bond of $500, uot to keep
open ou Sunday, sell, give, or otherwise
dispose of intoxicating liquors on that
day, nor give, sell, nor in auy other way
dispose of intoxicating liquors to aiiuors
uuder 18 years of age.
Elibu Borrltt died on the 6th lost., at
bis residence In New Britain, Conn.
The Viilue r Time.
As in a Are the losa greatly depends npon the
lime required for efficient aid to arrive, so the
result of catarrh greatly depends apon the
speedy use or efficient remedies. For over a
sjuisnsT oi a century, ur. sage's catarrh Rem
edy has bean the standard remedy. Tbe posi
tive cures It has effected are numbered by
thousands. Each year has witnessed an In
creased sale. Iu reputation is tbe result or su
perior merit. If the disease has extended to
the thmalor Inngs, nr. Pierce's Golden Med i
eal Discovery should be used with the Catar rli
Remedy. These two medicines will sperdily
cure the moat stubborn case of catarrh. See
the Peopled Common Sense Medical Adviser,
a work of over 10V pages. Price, $1 50, Address
the author, R. V. Pierce, M. D., Buffalo, .V. Y.
CloafcH null Wrf;
Tbe pedestrian. In passing the extensive
store of J. Cran A Co., of First street. Is re
quested to observe a fine display ot cloaks iu
the elegant show windows. These cloaks are
designed an ! made by Mr S. S. Johnson, late
of 2fem York, and for twenty-live years engagrd
exclusively Ir this line of business. Mr. John
son never makes two cloaks or wraps of tbe
same design unleas for special orders, but all
are ol tbe latest styles and best quality. As an
artist In his line he Is unsurpassed, and we
congratulate Port land's world of fashion upon
mis acquisition to Its ranks. A verv nniune
design which we have specially noticed Is a
combination dress and cloak for a child or
Iss, which Is so arranged as to be readllv en
larged to fit any girt, from seven years to thir
teen. Mr. Johnson mar be seen at the Psiu-
Lodging-bouse, Room a. Call upon him, ladies:
yon will surely want to leave your orders. 17
Home for Iloiiieleo Woiiiph.
Under the auspices of the Band ol Relners.
Location Columbia street, between Fifth and
Sixth. Mrs. Vircll. matron. The rtnnn. r
tbe Home stand open to all humelemi women
ot good character. Board and room will be
furnished at cost to those who have means,
and rnr.K to those who have not. Temporary
work will be furnished at the Home, and per
manent situations obtained for Inmates. Ladles
who have sewing- to put out, who are In need of
prnAssalonal nurses, or any kind of help, are
urged to apply at the Home, and thus aid this
noble eflbrt to help their own sex. '
Certitlii Cure for CHueer.
Mrs. Dr. Mary O. Brown take this method of
saying to tbe affilcted that she is In possession
of a safe, certain, and painless cure for tbat
most loathsome and terrible disease known as
CAXri, in all its forms and phases. Her
remedy is never known to fall. Address Mrs.
Dr. Mary a Rrawa. Olympia, w. T. 7-36
J. Van Beurden, tbe Jeweler, has removed to
D. W. Prentice V Ga'a Muxle 8or, where be
will be pleased to show the public his
Mock of Imported and American Watches,
Diamonds, and Jewelry; also. Plated Ware
and Clocks. Kepalrinr a specialty, and
prices to satisfy. 8-25
All business letters pertaining to the New
Nokthwkst, and all money due this office on
subscriptions or otherwise, must be directed to
MRS. A. J. DCNIWAY.
tar The National Gold Medal was awarded
to Bradley Jt RjUofson forth best Photographs
In the United States, and tbe Vienna Medal
for tbe best in the world. Ka Montgomery
street, San Francisco.
INxir invalid wife or mother will And in
Ifurul.T-s Oregon Illood Purl Ber a strength-
ner and Invigorator, a help, relief, and bappl-
Jiiss. it. limn:.
itomeopnilitc pliyvktun ;ind electrician. First
street, heiwttea JIurriMju aaJ Alder. S-l
like Toothache Drops cure la one minute.