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THURSPVi'-. .MAY 22. IS79. Mud oat, during tne Z, ' rt of arm necessitate an lm f ..... ,... an l.l ruftd'.i ..... .MJCIMM " .... w- " . , , ... X' s ,.f peruunius c .nw .vi n- rJ I money dn IhleoSlee on snb- iberwise, meet be directed to AY PcMLMHINtt COHPAST. wnrjfOW THE OHAIF IfiOM THE GEAIN. The i friends of labor, those who - real interest in the working masses of mf- ad women, deplore demonstra tion toat betoken a spirit of commun Icd and fuduce by fiery aud intemperate zeal a condition of things which their doctrines, if carried out, would not in the slightest manner relieve. Good ciliseos are made by steady industry, thrift and economy, aud these measures persist, ntly pursued are the only meth ods by Vhleh the masses can live in oomtertor attain to competency. True, some te$ti get immense wealth by gam bling, Speculating and taking hazardous ehaoeea at trade; but this should not aoasstbe steady artlzan to grow impa tient of the slow earnings and small savings by which he alone can succeed. This Mass of laborers rarely seek re wm'rlotou8strikee, or employ windy ofBtQMof the Denis Kearney school to itbwite (fielr grievances to shouting mobs, but, while the hosts of waiting Iflcawbers and loafing agitators stand with tobacco in their mouths and bands in tteir pockets denouncing cheap labor, i lies save each day something from tbelr wages, which will insure their children an education and themselves from a poverty-smitten old age. "Twen ty thousand men were fed in San Fran cisco by charity last year," cries Kear ney. And why? Was it not because thsy would rather beg than work? The vary snGney that was doled out to them I a soap tickets and charity loaves would In tb bands of the proper authorities Have paid them for work needed by the city, and honest independence would bars rather earned "fifty cents a day" Uac to have received it as an alms. Idie swaggerers who refuse to work for low Wsfees, but who som not to eat the breast charity, bear no part in repre sentlngHhe toiling masses in the coun try tQ-day, and they have no more right to be strolled under the banners of the wcrMugmen than has the tramp who rt-H, his blanket and lives on the roau SvVorklngmen's societies and as sorts.! ions should, if possible, purge off this baser metal, which, unable to pass :-v , own worth, seeks to stand by irfsul-'ying itself with the true value whtob honest labor is known and ac knowledged to represent. Labor, so far froea being a misfortune, is a positive Mctlag to the laborer, and when cheer fully performed yields a recompense in contentment, health and happiness, wbisb Is rarely taken into account in the discussion of the labor question. Industry keeps steadily at work and litres in comfort, while Idleness despairs .i i - r . i - i i st the sound of the hammer and anvil, I bewailsne necessity or labor, niia nolds an oocou.proDiisIng grudge against the capitalist whom it envies. It would be & scarce of pleasure to every true frleud of the worklngman to see the chad win nowed from the grain in this great labor movement this question which is of such vast importance to so large a ma , ri'y of the men ami women of this nation. SENAT0KHIT0HELL. "The reception recently acoonled to Senator Mitchell by theoitizensnf Port land mu'sj. have been very gratifying to that gentleman, proclaiming as It did tbs sentiments of the masses in ills favor, notwithstanding the personal an imosities of his few but prominent ene mies. As a Senator, Mr. Mitchell has iMjen a -faithful publlo servant; and, though hohas sometimes failed, because of the pressure agaiost him at home, to accomplish all that be has undertaken fortbe public weal, no man In his posi tion has ever worked harder or more unselfishly for the good of the whole peopl. jAg a friend, and in the social waUs of life, Mr. Mitchell ranks de servedly high; as a politician, he is a partisan Republican who has never low end his flag to his opponents; as a statesman, he rises above the partisan ami commands the admiration of bis .political antagonists. He announces that be returns to Oregon to be no "Oirera servaut, but a sovereign. He (aims anybody's aud everybody's te, denies being the attorney of any mil road magnate, scheme, or project, a. id, opening an ofilce, advertises for bus- oeK, like the man of brains and sense that be is. He asks that partisan rancor may i o.w sheathe the sword of vitupera tion nud permit him to earn his bread pe and Industry. Success to him. vVWber permitting, Mrs. Dunlway W,W stdrt for Southern Oregon to-morrow fFflday) morning for an extended ,triaK and canvassing tour. She will g souu, as far as Jacksonville, and -r two months. cmawui pi lease be prepared utr visits. Inciting tbe amount alrea.lv ,,i i 0. will be available tuTute mentt r-tbe arrears due upou .osinI Po ToJuiy l9t,and about sSJXE monthly thereafter durinir ti, J'Tl, I .Wh0le f th,s time be rtnt0 Oenaral Sherman says that military affairs In tbe West were never so well arooged as now, General Sheridan having- reduced everything to an admirable and effective system. Jdg Blake, of San Franclsoo, has poeiti vt ,y refused to allow a reduction of J. C. I jucan's ball. AM0HG THE SUPPEAQISTS. In response to an Invitation from the Executive Committeo of the Yamhill County Woman SufJrage Association to attend the quarterly meeting at North Yamhill on the 16th and 10th Inst, we packed our tooth-brush and sboe-but-toner aud hurried to the west-side train on Thursday afternoon, bound for the storied region which gave so many of the prominent men and women of the Statu their "start." Notwithstanding the fact that the rains, disregarding the protests of a would-be Sprlujr, have ex tended the Winter weather far Into the last month of the season, trees, grain Ileitis aud meadows are bright with del icate emerald and luxuriate in the showers which have been truly "earth rejoicing drops." The west-side train is by no means a lightning express, nor yet an ordinarily swift accommodation train, but, compared with the old-time means of travel between Portland and Yamhill, Is such a comfort that we lean back upon the cushions, close our eyes, and silently join those near us who are rejoicing because of the extension of the Oregon Central Railroad toward Amity, and beyond through the fertile grain fields of Polk and Bentou counties. We arrive In due time at the station her alded as "North Yamhill," and step down and out of the coach and up and on to the platform that surrounds the station buildings, where we are met by that indefatigable worker In the cause of equal rights, Mrs. Ann M. Martin, anu, accompanied by her, we step across the track to the residence of Mrs, Fielding Stolt, whose husbaud Is sta tion agent here, and whose beautiful borne and happy, healthful, smiling children are a type of the domicile and oOspring of women who, conscious of tbeirown worth, believe in the equality of the sexes aud advocate human rights, The first business meeting of the session had been held, the usual work ing committees appoluted, and the evening meeting announced. Mrs. Martin drives her own team, takes her eldest unmarried daughter along as Secretary of the association, aud ber youngest (and twelfth), a bright little girl of four years, because she Is "the baby," and her mother, being both by example and precept an advocate of the performance of all womanly duties, will not leave her at home lest she should be neglected. We jocosely remarked to our obliging host, who bad " hitched up" for us, that be should leave women who believe lu equal rights to harness their own team, to which he answered, "That would not set these back any," from which we inferred that our ma tronly escort could not only " ride aud drive," but could get ber horses In read iness for a journey if necessary without help. We have often been assured that being able to help themselves will make men less willing to assist women ; but such instances as the above prove the contrary, aud these are fouud among gentlemen, go where you will. The country surrounding the village of North Yamhill combines beauty and fertility in the highest degree. Thrift and industry wait upon its Inhabitants Lm, pIenty aud content 8Uide with 1 them. The air, moist with the breath that audacious Winter still sends as tantalizing reminder of his late reign far into the domain of Spring, kisses the luxuriant gralufields that every where give promise of a bountiful har vest and sends tbe blood with acceler ased motion through our veins as we ride at a brisk pace toward the place appointed for the meeting. Those who, tolling, lolling, Weary of care and strlle. Who feel In pi Ural weakness Almost weary of lite. Should turn from the noisy city. With Its slitter and pomp and din. From the bustle and Jar around them And the murmuring heart within. And wander out where the daisies Iiook smilingly up to the sky. And tbe brooklet down Ibroosh the meadows does eheerlly stnetne by; Where the tiniest Made of the grasses Bow low to tbe whispering air. Sending back lo the chancel of nattire llesponses to anthem and prayer; Where tbe fragrant breath of the forest Touches forehead and cheek like balm, And the heart will open Its windows To tbe light of an infinite calm. But we were journeying to a Suffrage meeting, and, with these random thoughts but rough sketched in mem ory, we halted at tbe academy, and, en tering and mounting the stairs to tbe lecture-room, found a number of per sons assembled, among whom we recog nized Mr. and Mrs. Loughary and Miss Olds of McMlnuville, Mrs. Laugblln, Mrs. Runnels, and numerous other friends of the cause in North Yamhill The President, Mrs. M. F. Cooke, of Lafayette, was not able to attend the first day's sessions ; but Mrs. Loughary presided with her customary dlgulty An account of the meetings is given elsewhere by tbe Secretary, so we will only add concerning tbem that both on this evening and the following day aud evening they were interesting and well attended. Awakened by the myriad voices of Spring, we opened our eyes In a white- walled, dainty chamber in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Runnels on Friday morn ing, under promise to speak In tbe evening, but with a whole day In the village aud oouutry between us and the lecture-hour. To say tfat we Improved it to the utmost, will but feebly state the fact. Many of the farmers In this region settled here under tbe donation act, and nave built them up beautiful and com fortable homes, and dwell amid their uroau acres of waving grain, well con ,"u lue acreage sown this year In Pttrl or Yamhill county is said to be greatly in excess of that of any former ana me late rains have given the , . Browththat promises forty or fifty bushels to the acre. h? rWer5 J,neJ wUen Uie tn ar rived from St. Joe by the President of ette, and, after attending a business session in tbe morning, spent the day In making the acquaintance of the peo- pie and In renewing that of some friends whom In the halcyon days of youth we were wont to meet dally in the recita tion rooms of Pacific University. The Suffrage sentiment among the peoplej nere is pronounceu anu euugmeueu, ns it always is In any rssding locality. The nearest of anything to opposllon that we heard came from a whan 'who . . i 111. i .1 asserted that, while she intended to vote when the rest of the women did, she would never aid tho cause by her i nil i) euce. There are hundreds of thousands of women who will In the future reap what others have sown, and never dream that In so doing they are committing graud larceny. Saturday evening, and, boarding the train, we were soon at St. Joe, so long the terminus of the Oregon Central Railroad. On either side hugo piles of ties speak of tbe railroad extension that is being vigorously pushed forward toward Amity, and ere long the present site of St. Joe will be deserted and the station building- moved some distauce toward the northwest. Lafayette shows substantial Improve ment since our last visit, two years ago. The county court-house and jail, solid edifices of brick, give evidences not only of the wealth of the taxpayers, but of their determination to have the laws properly administered. The ex-Slierlfi of the county will take his meals In tho latter until tho October term of court, when he will be promoted to a larger edifice of like construction, or go forth a candidate, probably, for re-election. He Is said to bear the confluemeut aud uncertainty mat uangs over bim re markably well. The present Sheriff, J, M. Kolty, has, notwithstanding the scarcity of money, collected of tho $10,000, which is Yamhill's share of taxes, all but about $3,000. Among tbe landmarks that have sur vived the ravages of time in the shire town of this county is a little building, moss-grown, weather-beaten and totter ing, where His Honor Judge Deady and his wife first began housekeeping. An old wooden structure sood at that time hard by, answeriug to the euphonious tl tie of court-house, Hit walls echoing back tbe voices of Joseph Lane and Alonzo Skinner in tbe campaigu speeches of 1S53, while Hon. David Logan aud his associates in those early times made them resound during court week with learned expositions of the law or elo quent pleadings for their clients' cause. But we wauder from our purpose. We had Intended to confine this account to the cbroulcles of the Suflrago cause and Suffrage workers in this county s u fllce It for the present to say, in addi tion to what is already said, that many of the denizens of Yamhill county are wide awake upon this question and as a consequence the cause Is marching on PIONEER EEUNI0N. The annual reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association will take place at the grounds of the Agricultural Society, near Salem, on tbe 17th of June. The survivors of that fast dwindling band of hardy pioneers who in the early days braved the privations and hardships of tho western wilds to build up homes In the light of the setting sun, will there gather around the camp fire, and, in tbe light of civilization and surrounded by Its blessings, recount to their children and children's children stories of the time when our "yet young State was younger yet." The object of the asso elation is a most praiseworthy one, for, while recognizing the fact that the every-day life of these heroes and hero ines of the border must for the most part ever remain unwritten history.it strives to collect aud preserve documents and records bearing upon the early set tlement of the State, obtain biographies oi IH090 early settlers who have died and, as far as possible, autoblocranhies of all who arrived within the limits of Oregon in an early day. The occasional address will be delivered by R. C. Geer, and will pertaiu to the emlcra tlon of 1SI7. The regular annual ad dress, by Willard H. Rees, will give a nistory of tue early settlers, and esne dally of those who first cultivated the soil of trench Prairie. At six o'clock on the evening of the day designated, a granu tiaii will be opened In the cavil- ion, auu ai me same hour tho nlonoor campnre win be lighted In the prove. Around this latter the once sturdy but now aged and gray pioneers will gather men and women aud recount luel- douls of the time when Portland was not, Astoria was a tradlnrr nost accesil ble only by canoe, Vancouver the head quarters of the Hudson Bay Company, wregon tuy a depot of supplies for th same, Salem a mission station, and the fertile valleys around about were yet tenantiess wilds, or tenanted only by roving bands of Indians. The interest or the occasion cannot be doubted, and tue attendance will most likely be large. AT LAST. tVmld all the institutions to aid falUn humanity f recover lost position ami character, we find but very few whose doors stand open Invltlug fallen and un fortunate women to enter and be saved t A t... ai, msi, uuwever, we are pleased to chronicle such a one, which provides a temporary home and place of refiiee for niscuarged woman prisoners. It i known as the Woman's Prison Associa tion of New lork and the Isaac T Hopper Home, and has sheltered during the past year 412 or these unfortunates, providing for them laundry work and sewing until more permanentsltuatlons offer. Tiie thirty-fourth annual report of this Institution concludes with these words : "lldror the selr-sarae heritage, Child of tbe self-same Ood, She bath but stumbled la the path We bare In weakness trod." The present popular vote in Switzer land upon capital punishment stands 1C6.S24 for its re-establishment, and 133,692 against It, T LETTEB IB0M DAYTOH. W. T. To the Bprroa or tbe New Xorth wssr : Fortune having favored me with an lipportunlty to visit this great "upper; country," la short time ago boarded the splendid steamer Wide W.eat, bound for Dayton, W. T., via The Dalles, Wallula, Umatilla and Walla Walla, aud send herewith a few jottings by the way to your numerous readers who have not journeyed out Into this yet undeveloped land of seemingly limitless resources. The grandeur of the scenery, the vast ness of Nature's work along the shores of the great "River of the West," has been so often described that to essay further In this direction would ho but t3 repeat what Is familiar to every reader of Oregon literature. Yet, looking on the right band ami upon the left, one cannot help but feel that Its adequate delineation must ever defy the descrip tive powers of even the most eloquent and enthusiastic tourist. Near Ing the Lower Cascades, the river channel becomes obstructed by huge bowlders rising up In tiie distance, set firmly In the river bed, while lesser bars and shoaly causeways divide the waters here and there into swift and dangerous places, blocking navigation, and caus ing a portage to be made from here to tbe Upper Cascades. Here Is carried on tbe lively aud lucrative enterprise of salmon fishing. As we approach The Dalles, the envi rons of Columbia, "Achilles of Rivers," become almost entirely destitute of timber, until tbe hills finally stand out In bold relief on either side, without a vestige of "tree or plant or creeping thing." The Dalles comes In sight, aud sits a very sovereign amid the waste that surrounds it, on the bauks of tbo rock-bound river whose channel is again broken up iu tbM place I u deep gorges and narrow fissures lu solid rock an uulookcd-for scene to tbo traveler. In vain we strain our eyes to see what has become of 'the mighty river, for as far as we can see, a bleak and rocky waste stretches away, marking the course of the stream, which has cut its way by the silent work of centuries through ad amantine walls, traversing forced pas sages here and there, sullen aud slow and deep, visible in some places, and seemingly narrow enough to . jump across. We take the cars for the next portage, Celilo. 'On our left are sand drifts of vast expanse, heaped in wild confusion, storm and wind-tossed, fitting land marks of the elements that hero prevail. On the right are bills, from which aro wafted to us that old remem bered odor of sage-brush that has been with us for a quarter of a century, a thlug of the past, hut not forgotten. We traveled over the great plains with our clumsy emigrant wagous drawn by tired oxen, or dragged our sand-burnt feet through Its ashen soil near twenty seven years ago, and its odor brings back Instinctively the feeling of old acquaint ances. We remember well, as its breath greets our nostrils, how we children bore it In our arms to build the camp-fires during those long months of travel. At last the sand heaps aro lost in the distance, and the next portage Is made from car to boat again to Celilo. Wc have found the river. The Columbia Is herself again, and the steamer is wait ing for the transfer of passengers and freight. Celilo soon disappears In the cloud from the steamer's smoke; there ceding bills that rise on either baud are barren and majestic We come to Uma tilla Landing, arid, rocky, cheerless the only thing to break the monotony Is the transit of freight and passengers nothing to attract the eye but a few strolling vagrant Indians, with bare feet and heads enveloped In striped blankets, Wallula Is the next portage from boat to car again, which place we reach in early morning. Here Is another effort made to leavethe Impress of civilization In the wilderness, with about the same result as at Umatilla. Hills arc covered with grease-wood and sage-brush. The only living Inhabitants to be seen are a species of ground squirrel and a small variety of owl, apparently Indigeuousto the soil, and of an ash color. After an hour's travel from the last portage, the face of the wilderness undergoes a grad ual change for tho better, and Is flecked here and there by a fertile spot. Two small streams, Mill Creek and Walla Walla River, come down and intersect each other here in many places. Both arc shallow and swift, and wash up, as they flow, the soil, which lies black along their margin. As we near Walla Walla, the entire scene of desolation gradually changes from the barren, Dead Sea look to a bet ter soil and more level surface ; farms are cultivated, tbesoil is black and deep, wheat fluids grow more numerous, and cattle, horses and sheep are roaming at random. As we come nearer, the old Whitman statiou is pointed out to us, the veritable spot where Dr. Whitman yielded up bis life at the hands of tbe savages. The missionaries' graves are there, on th hill close beside It. Verily the footprints of the early pioneers marked In blood have presaged a civili zation that spans this continent from ocean to ocean, and before which the Indians must eventually give place. Beautiful Walla Walla, a gem sparkling lu a net-work of cultivated fields and broad acres dotted with farm-houses, beyoud whose borders abound orchards covered with pink and white blossoms, and green hills as far as tbe eye can reach in tbe backgrouud, with herds roaming at will. Tbe town as we ap proach presents a picturesque appear ance. Tbe light preen foliage of the tall Lorabardy poplars makes delicate con trast with Its many white cottages and rising spires. This place Is said to equal, or surpass, any town of Its size on tbe coast for business enterprise, and its growing population and reputation as a business centre seems almost a marvel, when we consider its remoteness from other business points and tbe former Iso lation of lu early settlers. Where a few years ago were a few common wooden houses amid wild surroundings now are ssen beautiful, substantial dwellings. streets well Re'pt, and miles of sidewalk. Originally, this was a trading post anil a transient abode for miners, who, iu passing to and from various points, came here to procure outfits and provis ion. But, with all the disadvantages of Its remoteness, a great change has come over It. The stage has given place to the iron horse, and a spirit of enterprise pervades all classes. Three newspapers are here published, and well patronized. Several hotels, as well ordered as any Portland can boast, nud several large brick mercantile houses, are nourishing. A few hours' stage ride northeast of Walla Walla brings us to the village of Waltsburg, a lovely little place nestled down at the margin of the foothills, and environed on one side by tho Coppai and on the eastern suburbs by tbe swift flowing Toucbet. Tills village has its share of trade and patronage. Fine school advantages are here. Our party can cheerfully recommend a good hotel here kept by Mrs. Vansyckle, where we halted for lunch. The country in these parts is exceedingly fertile. Hills more precipitous arise as we travel eastward, yet on every hand farmers are plowing up their rich depths of soil, which is on an average of two or three feet in thick ness In some localities, and black as that of the Illinois prairies. This becomes more universal as we approach Dayton, some twelve miles toward the eastward, and where the combined waters of the Touchet and Patltt intersect eacli other, aud come pouring down through thous ands of acres of arable land. These streams are invariably swift, deep in some place, and shallow in others, Their borders grow thick with palm trees, and the waters abound In fish. At the Junction of the Touchet aud Patltt, where the surrounding hills form a crescent, sits the town of Dayton, a comparatively new place, but lu popula tion aud enterprise outvlelng many older ones. This Is the center of a large and i-eomlugly limitless tract of agri cultural land, and over tbe endless range of hills lu every direction are seen evl deuces of the presence of farmer an stock-raiser. Many thousands of acres are uow under fence and settled, so that homestead seekers have to push their way still further, many making Dayton a thoroughfare by stage aud other means of conveyance northward and eastward, where Spokane and Palouse country In vlte them. The Interests of Dayton have Increased proportionately with the advancing tide of immigration. He ! business house, grist, and other mills. aud particularly the woolen mills, show the thrift and enterprise of the inhabit ants. Tbe beauty aud texture of Its goods are unsurpassed. Business in every branth Is here represented, and considering the scarcity of mouey and the disadvantages of high transporta tlon, it Is almost a marvel that this Northwest regiou stands its giouud and lives without railway communication, The farmer at present struggles between the pressure of a freight monopoly and the merchant who has his own prices, and whose wares the farmer must have. The monopoly and merchants are well aware of these emergencies; this is their golden opiiortuuity, aud will be so until a more independent transportation is secured. These hills aro capable of pour ing yearly millions or bushels of grain Into tbe world's market, to say noth ing of the inexhaustible cattle trade aud the resources of the hidden mines. The tide of immigration hasfulrlysetin,and soon men will come In with capital, and the resources of this inland empire will have an outlet. It Is only a question of time, and, uwe misiudue not. thatilmo kis nuiiar mutant. j, Tk . 11. m . . . Ayioii, . i., .May ibTO.y BE0ENT EVENTS. The Alaska has been ordered to return irom sitKa to tjan l-ranclsco. .ah extensive tiro occurred in the Keystone coal mines iu Pennsylvania on the 19th. A fire in Chico on Saturday night re- auiieu in me destruction of propertv to I.a rn.... r inn Jix-&ecretary Uorham and family have removed from Washington to San Francisco, where they will reside in the luiure. ,A br.eaker a' Stauton shaft of the Wilkesbarre aud Lehich Pnnl ml Ilia n.. burned on Sunday morning, the origi nal cost of which was $250,000. ..Dr Ia.ry Wa,ker was ejected from the ladles' gallery of theSenniBn,. r- day for applauding vigorously with her cane after the warning to desist. Recent advices from General represent a very anxious feellug throughout Asia respecting rpstrintinr.- of Chinese Immigration to America. Ex-Auditor Mavnard. of Ran Pmn. cisco, committed suicide by stabbing himself at Gwln mine ou Saturday night. Cause, "mental depression." A special session of tho New Enrrlnl Labor Reform League was held this week In Boston. Socialistic ideas Iu the most radical form are embodied In th resolutions. A large but most inharmonious moot ing of workingmen was held in Chicago ou jtouaay evening, itesolutions of congratulation were extended to Califor nia worKingmen ou the adoptlou of the new i,uusiiiuiiou. tue iirsl passenger train rft,ni,u.i Kenosha Summit on the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad ou the 19lh an elevation of 10,100 reet above the level of the sea, and the highest polut yet attaiued by any railroad ou the con- kiueut. The trial of W. W. m.i,n ...i. jointly with .Mrs. Cobb, was ludlited for rwiou, wtm., is in prog -i i- "ici was a UOUDIe .tiuui aim jir. tub both dy- "'K lujoicnuuaiy, as is supposed, of irui3uu Y"" Tockenbeck. President of UEU,... .nctuciag, expressed, at a dinner of free trade representatives iu Berlin recently, the opinion tbat the formation of a great liberal party for t abrogation or legislation now go ug u Is the only thing that can save the country. e lne Agriculture is at a low ebb In Vr, laud. This Is lu nan o-i.:7. ,ln . . B" vriti, hut i i,iin -""Kiuuau Har vests, nut. is chiefly caused by the vaM food Importations from America r,.! owners are reducing rent, Tom I wS: three to twenty-five per cent, and man v even after the reduction cannot eUe YAMHILL COUNTY W. S. A. FOURTEENTH HEflUl-AE MBETISO. FIRST DAY AFTKItXOON SESSION. The Yamhill County Woman Suffrage Association met at the academy, North Yamhill, Thursday, May lath, at the time appointed. The President being absent, Mrs. n. E. Stott took the chair as President pro tern. Minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. The members present hud a general talk on the Human Rights question, some feeling encouragement that the good work was moving on. Ou motion, Mrs. Emma Laiighlin, Mr. Lee Ltughllu and Mrs. Runnels were appointed a Committee on Pro gramme. No further business being before tbe Association, It blood adjourned until 7:30 o'clock l M. EVENING SESSION. Meeting called to order by Mrs. II. A. Loughary, actiug Presideut. The Committee on Programme sub mitted an orderof business which proved quite interesting. Music was furnished for the evening by Miss Buillngton, of North Yamhill, which was highly appreciated. Reading, "What Mariar Died Of," by Miss Hallle Reid, produced consider able merriment. Mrs. Loughary then addressed the audience on "Individual Worth," re marking that "tbe bane of the Ameri can people is their striving to gain a position, rather than being competent to fill the position ; that true worth should be prized wherever found, whether clothed In ragsoriu fineliueti," and asking, if woraeu have worth, that equal honors aud equal pay with men for like labor be accorded them ; that, If competent to fill positions of honor and trust, women should be allowed to do so, judging them In all things by tbe standard set up for honorable men. Tbe address was delivered with tbe peculiar force of the speaker, and nosyuopslscau do it justice. At its conclusion, she re cited "Barbara trltchie" in a manner that proved she could appreciate the words of others, as well as reuderber own appreciable. Mrs. Ann M. Martin followed with a few remarks, showing the inconsistency of making sex, instead of intelligence, tbe standard of ministerial wortb, and cited tbe well-known case of Mrs. Van Cott, who was refused ordination by a bisbop of tbe great Methodist Episcopal Church, a few years ago, because she was a teoman. Mrs. Coburn followed with the recita tion of a poem entitled "Her Sphere," which was apropos and well received, Several persons responded to a call for Impromptu remarks. Invitation was given for opponents to state objections to woman's enfranchise ment, but no one responded. After a few concluding remarks by the Presideut jro few., the meeting ad journed, to meet for business purposes at 10 o'clock on the day following at tbe residence of Hon. Lee Laugbliu. SKCONI DAY MORNING SESSION. Meeting called to order by the Presi dent, Mrs. M. F. Cooke. After the usual preliminaries the question of the place for the November meeting was voted upon, resulting in the choice of McMiuuville. Mrs. Loughary promised to work the meeting up vigorously at the lime and place appointed, aud urged the workers to rally to her assistance In making it a grand, popular success. On motion, the Treasurer of the Asso ciation was ordered lo pay to Mrs. C. A Coburn the balance of tbe funds in her hands, after hall reut was paid, to de fray her expenses in coming to the as sistance of the work from Portland. On motion, adjourned to meet at o'clock l jr. iu the Academv. EVENING SESSION. Called to order by the Presideut. II . , . . -Aceiieui instrumental music was rendered on the organ and violin by Miss Bufllngton and a Professor whose name we failed to learn. Mrs. C. A. Cohuru, or Portland, was then introduced, and addressed the audi ence upon "Preparation for Life Work." The address was a combiuation of the peaker's observation and experience of the difficulties that beset tbe natli nf those who, without special business preparation, are forced by circumstauces to labor for their own support, and often for the maintenance of others, and con- eluded with an urgent appeal to girls to see to It that they are prepared ror life's worK, "before pain and care had sapped their energies, and while they had a father's table to sit at and a father's roof to shelter them." Excellent Instrumental mtisln fi. lowed this address, after which the meetiug adjourned until the nlar nn.l date designated at the morning session. at. . Cookk, President. N. Martin, Secretary. r0EEIGN NEWS. Ciyil marriage has been declared blndiug In Italy. .lm.VT? V'e Durhat" collieries have decided to return to work. The Baso clared in a state of siege by tl,e King of n:f,Vy ,KrBln ,'e!,,8 in "'e Hue of the trnuSloacn;s:nn0,,'C""S,',Sgr'fUt ,Tl"! Ameer of,AfSbsn lias agreed to r jects of British policy. A rise In the riverThelss, Austria, has !-5il r,t-.ut ..in. , viusges and Hooded muciy tquare miles or growing grain. Several gymnastic societies in East ern Roumelia have been dissolved by the advice ol General Obenlzchefl. Tho French Government has decided not to grant amnesty to members of the commune, but simply to pardon them after the 0th of June. A simple pardon does not restore to civil rights. The British representative In Chile lias been iustructed to remonstrate against the proceedings of the Chilean navy, and to obtain assurance that if guano loading works are again con structed, they shall not be molested. HEWSJTEMS. STATU AND 1 KXKITOKIAI. Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., has been in session at Albany this week. One hundred ami four houses were built in Tbe Dalles last season. Seattle shows unmistakable signs or business enterprise aud permanent im provement. Hon. Lee Laughlin intends lo build an elegant uweuiiig-uue at .norm Yamhill this Summer. There has been 49,590 tons or coal shipped from Seal Hp t fsaji if rencieco si ore the first of January. The Ancou. outward bound on the 14th. took out 4,000 cases of salmon and 433 hides aud pelts tram Astoria. Sweepstake entrances for trotting and run nini: races at the Oregon State Fair ror 1870 will ele on the first day ol June. The Queen's birthday will tie cele brated at Victoria on the 23d Inst, by Her Majesty's loyal subjects in a becom ing manner. Beriali Brown lias purchased a valua ble farm about twelve miles from Seat tle, near the junction of the White aod B'ack rivers. The trade upon the Upper Columbia, and Snake Rivers Is at present sofiieient to employ two or tbe O. S. N. Com pany's large boats. Farmers of Puyallup Valley will raise a large crop of potatoes this year. Tbey expect the yield to be ten times as large as that of last year. Hon vines In some places in Puyallup Valley are already ten feet high. Many of tbe bop yards in that region are either plowed up or negieeted. Hon. Willard H. Rees, of Butteville, will deliver the annual address before tbe Oregon Pioneer Society at the reun ion ou the State Fair grounds in June. The lime deposit at Five Mile Creek, Waseo County, is of superior quality, aud can be furnished at Tbe Dalles as cheaply as San Juan lime can be fur nished at Seattle. The Avalanche says : There are nearly 2,000 tons of quartz at the mines in the vicinity of Silver City ready for crush ing, which it is safe to say will yield fifty dollars a ton. A Blue Ribbon Club, numbering SOC members, was receutly formed at Philo math, Benton oouuty. Of the number reported, 217 have taken the pledge to abstalu from tbe use of tobacco. The sixth annual eession of the Ore gon State Untversallst Convention will be held at Halsey on tbe 5th of June. The usual half-fare traveling rates will ue granted to those who attend. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Isaacs and family. who spent the last Winter and early Spring iu San Francisco, returned re cently to their elegant Walla Walla home, in renewed health and spirits. The postmaster at Colfax, W. T., is sued in one day recently thirty-one money orders, amounting to nearly $1,000, from his office. Since July of last year he has issued 1,321 money or ders. A fire broke out in the warehouse of Treuebani & Upshur, Astoria, ou Mon day, and entirely consumed the building and its contents. The loss is estimated at $12,000, but Is mainly covered by In surance. A machine for cleaning and separat ing grain ror milling ami seediug pur poses and chopping reed will be put in operation and run by steam at North amhill Station the coming Summer by Thomas Perry. Lafayette, though not a brisk business place, boasts many beautiful and well kept homes. The residence or Hon. A. R. Burbank, with its surrounding grounds, is one or the most handsome and picturesque iu the couutry. A joint stock company for the purpose or stock and wool raising has been formed at Rock vi lie. Wasco nnnntv. Their President, J. R. Pool, of Boston, owus a large siock ranelie In .Nevada. Their wool will be shipped to him direct Bartlett Whitlow, long a resident of Yamhill County, tiled at bis home in Lafayette ou Sunday evening of heart disease. He was seventy-four years of age, and, together with his wife, who is seventy-seven, celebrated their golden weddiug on the 12lh ol June, 1S7S. The Nehalemites have refused to al low a land-owner among them to bring a Chinaman into their valley to grub his land, assertiutr that there were plenty of honest young meu who could be hired to do tbe required work, and that Asiatic cheap labor need not apply. A disa-trous fire occurred at The Dalles on the night of the 21st inst. The O. S N. Co.'s office and engine-house, the Umatilla House, and a number of husiuess houses, were totally destroyed Full particular;! have not vet hwm n celved, but the dispatch states that th town is almost burned down. lion tu He Ileaiililul. Many hundred thousand dollars are ant .- ally expended bj- ladles for "artificial" app -anees to bide the shrunken and wasted for . or the sallow skin, blotches, or liver spa -. wnicn are due to female weakness, dypeps torpid liver and constipation. If a small i- cent, of this sum were Invested In Dr. Plem- - Favorite Prescription, ladles would soon he what they now seem to be. It readily corrects those weaknesses and diseases upon which de bility and emaciation depend. It enres dye- . pepsia by tonln up tbe system, and, when ued In connection with Dr. FlereC Tti assul Purgative rellets, speedily overeoraes all Ir regularities of tbe liver and bowels. 'o"btooen or youth," no "beantiner of the complexion," can Impart snch permanent beauty of face and Iwra as Dr. Fiercer health-atrlnr Favorite Prescription. Specks are obnoxious, particularly on the race of beauty. No complexion, however falr lt may be naturally, looks well when durtsg nred by tan. freckles, pimples, blotches, or other blemishes of a like nature. That salu tary beautlner and emollient, Glenk's Scl phcr Soap, removes all snch eomplexionaJ defects and eradicates all local din sales of tbe skin with gratifying promptitude. It not only whitens the cuticle, bat Imparts to It a delight ful smoothness. Hold by druggists. Price, 25 cents per cake. One box (S eases), 75 cents, sent by mail, prepaid, on receipt ot price. C. X. Crittenton, proprietor, 7 Sixth avenue, ew York City. The effect of the Oregon Blood Portlier, al though a cathartic, la mild and gentle, and produe- s no nausea, griping In the bowels, or piles. 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