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A SPEOIMEN OFUNJUST LAW. A woman, well known in Portland, some time ago brought a suit in the Circuit Court to recover from the father of her illegitimate child means for its support am! maintenance. Tlio suit was brought because the child's fattier bad violated an express contract with her. As a matter of course, the woman, who, in ber girlhood, was so protected and caret! for by ber seducer, lost the ease. The generous law-makers had so "provided for women," in such a case of Infamy as this, that the father should escape all pecuniary as well as moral obligation. The woman appealed the ease ti theSupreme Court, hoping that that august tribunal would not condemn a woman to the entire maintenance of a oh ltd because its father was so unprin cipled as Dot to help support IU The betrayed and abandoned outcast hoped that the misery, degradation and suf fering all being hers the father would be punished for hiscrlmeeveu so lightly as to he responsible for the food and clothes of his offspring. She knew that, after the child was bora, when she tried to obtain .work, np one would give her a ohance to earn a penny by labor, and she was forced into a life of dis honor; but she did not suppose tlio in justice was so deep in the hearts of men that it was carried into their statute books. She is wiser now. In looking over the proceedings of the Supreme Court of the State of Oregon under date or August 16, 1679, she finds that, al though the putative lather of her Ille gitimatecaild solemnly agreed with her that lie would pay her for boarding and clothing their child, suoli contract Is "without consideration, and cauuot be legally enforced." She also learned, ac cording to the laws of men, made by themselves for their own benefit and protection, and to shield them in the commission of the greatest possible crime against woman, that the "mother of an Illegitimate child is Its guardian, and bound to maintain it." She also learned, according to the laws of men, framed In such a mauner as to allow those without moral responsibility to eeeape peeuulary accountability, that a "moral obligation, unsupported byouly pre-existing obligation, is not a euffl- eient consideration to support au ex pfme contract that can be enforced at law." She has found that she cannot depend on the child's father, wealthy though lie is, for one cent toward feed ing the child, above the paltry sum awarded her for her loss of honor. Such eases as the above are all too common, although comparatively fow ever receive the attention of the public. How the fathers and brothers of girls can allow suoh shameful laws to dis grace the statute books, is a mystery pawing tho"' understanding of all moth ers. The mother is made by law to be the guardian of a child begotten with out marriage bonds, and alone responsi ble for its maintenance and support. How unjust! how cruel! how Inhu man 1 how barbarous ! That the mother should bave the care of the child, is well enough; but, If she has the care and anxiety of raising the infaut, as little as could be exacted is that the father fur nish Its support. This mueh is of rig! expected of men. A man who betrays a pure and oonfiding girl is dangerous at large; If he does not atone for his crime by honorable marriage, the manner iu which society allows a wronged woman to regain ber standing (although hit po sition ic seldom or never affected), then the only place for him is behind prison bare. Marriage is a weak redress, hut society regards It as an atonement. Women appreciate the enormity of the orlrae, and in their just judgment the proper punishment for seduction is im prisonment for life. IEEE GOSPEL-PBEE PEWS. On Monday, in the Oregonian, a correspondent signing himself "Not a Churchman," growled because he was unable to bave his pew in one of the churches on "extra" occasions, for the reason that interested people would erowd into it. He admitted that lie did not attend regularly, but said that when he dW go he wanted hit pew fer him self and bis friends. The Bee thus notices this matter, and it is hoped the purse-proud, semi-occasional attendant at the house of Qod will read and pon der it carefully, though the fact that be Is "Not a Chuiobmau" may prevent him from understanding the liberal ideas advanced : "A pew-owner makes complaint in the Oregonian that those who pay pew rents ore frequently crowded out of their place by Interlopers In the house of God. The only remedy for this is to have the gospel free, seats free, and first eorae first served in the matter of seats. There Is no sight more forbidding to strangers or those unable to pay exorbitant pew rents in a fash ionable sanctuary than the gilt letters ostentatiously announcing the special ownership of certain portions of the church, posted at the entrance of the pews. It is mockery for a church to ad vertli a nrdl welcome to all, where money boys exclusive privileges." The letter from our venerable friend, Colonel John A. Collins, will be read with Interest, Jlr. C. was ooutempore neoes with William Lloyd Garrimw, Gerritt Smith and Wendell Phillips in the old anti-slavery days; and, though he and bis excellent wife are Hearing the iuvlsible shores of the Hereafter, they are as keenly alive to the Interests of humanity, and as clear-headed and far-seeing In its behalf, as in their younger and healthier days. May they be spared to see the fruition of tbeir toll in the complete emancipation of the whole people from the tbralldom of tyranny and Ignorance, is the sincere wish of their legion of friends. THE ATTEliPTEDAS8A8SIHATlOS. The shooting of Rev. I. S. Kalloch by Charles De Young, of the Snu Prauolsco Chronicle, on last Saturday, was the culmination of the bitter personal war that has been waged by that paper on the Worklngmen's candidates. The Chronicle is responsible for the creation of tlio Worklngmen's party; for, if that journal bad nut given utterance to the mouthings of Kearney, the power that now so alarms it would never have sprung into existence. Appalled at the proKrtlontiuf theoommuuistic element it created, It now tries to prevent tbeir getting coutrol of the olty government. Last week that journal published the details of all the scandals that have from time to time besmirched the repu tation of Kalloch, the Worklngmen's candidate for Mayor. It found plenty to make n very lengthy article, which was written in the dashing style for which that journal is noted. That the Chronicle had a right to discuss the cbaraoteraud qualifications of the can didate for the position of Mayor, Is true; but that journal overstepped Its bounds and raked up the records of Kalloch's father. Kalloch Is not a fit man for Mayor, and it was the duty of the news papers to proclaim 11; but the doings of his father had nothing to do with the matter. Kalloch, in retaliation, an nounced that he would read au article about the De Youngs published iu Nap tbaly's Shh four or five years ago, and would comment on thesame. The arti cle caused a shooting scrape between the De Youngs and Napthaly at the time It was published, and Charles De Young sent Kalloch word that he would kill him If he read It. The latter did not beed the warning, aud iu a speech at Metropolitan Temple, on Fridav night last, referred to the article and re Iterated his intention to read it on Sat urday, and said he had appointed a committee to obtain a copy. The arti cle In question reflects very severely on the mother and the sisters of the De Youngs, charging that the former kept an asslguatfon-house in St. Louis, and that the latter were prostitutes. These women had nothing todo with the elec tion In California, and how the defarua lion of their reputations could help Kol- iocu, no one can see. ir tuey were as bad as he proclaims them, It doee not benefit his candidacy in the least, or render the stories about him any the less true. The attempted assassination was cowardly; tut no one could expect a man to sit idly by ami allow auother, eveu with a character above reproach, to vilify the mother who gave him birth and the sisters who played with him In childhood, much less permit a man like Kalloch to defame them. There is no excuse in law for the assault; but the great majority or people will applaud him for his defense of his mother and sisters, although condemning the cow ardly advantage he gained by having Kalloch come to his carriage under the expectation of meeting a lady. Kearney exhibited good sense in mak ing the rabble keep quiet. He promised them that, in case Kailooh died, they should hare revenge. He sold that the machinery of the city government would soon be In their hands, and they could then punish the assassin. Al though the rabble was thoroughly aroused and clamoring for the blood of the De Youngs, the sand-lot agitator showed his complete mastery over his horde or ignorant followers by exacting compliance with his wishes. Never was the power of the "dictator" more clearly shewn. He bade them to dis perse and keep the peace, aud they obeyed. It Is hard to foresee the outcome of this sad event. The communistic ele meut of San Francisco, iu case Kailooh dies, will endeavor to make this the ex cuse for putting in practice their theo ries. If he recovers, his election can be prevented only by a miracle. In that case, the city government will be in the bauds of the ignorant, excitable and prnpertyless foreign element, and the ooudltion of the city would be indeed deplorable. Some appear to think that the Republicans will be the gainers; but it will hardly give them euougb votes to elect their candidates. The newspapers which receive Asso ciated Press dispatches denounce De Young, without even admitting that there was the slightest cause for anger. Their antagonism arises from the fact that De Young broke their combination and arranged matters so as to allow the Chronicle to get telegraphic news. While we condemn the course of the De Youngs in the affair of last Satur day morning, as in a great many other matters, we will not allow the opportu nity to pass without saying that the Chronicle has exhibited the most enter prise of any newspaper on the coast, al though frequently directed In a very uuwise mauner. While it has assailed men In private life, it bas not, like too many others, failed to show up to the world the wrong-doings of those who bave been the people's servants. Charles De Young should he punished for his cowardly assaolt ; but, as the Standard saj's, tue son or uromor who win not defend the character of his mothers or sisters is worse than a Ilbeler, slanderer or coward. Even if the dirty and in famous assault on the women Is true, uo son or brother should allow any man to publish it to veut his spleen. The representation at theStateTeach- era' Institute has been better this year than ever before. We regret that our space is so limited that wb cannot prop erly notice Its interesting proceedings. If it were possible, we should like to give the addresses of Rev. S. C. Adams, Hon. J. N. Dolph, Rev. M. May and several others in full. The Standard has said some sensible things this week. It is folr to presume that this Is the result of the "bread and milk" the interim olalms to bave been feeding on. - A HOVELWEDDING. The Oakland, California, papers tell of a most novel and luterestkvtr mar riage ceremony that was recedtly per formed in that city of roses. TJjb high contracting parties were GeorgeTyburn, M.D., County Physician of Sacramento, and Dr. Jeuule Bearby, of Oakland. The ceremony was performed by a lady clergyman, the Rev. Ada C. Boa-lee, of San Franoisen. Tlio wedding took place at Dr. Rear by's . parlor, in the Oregon Block, Broadway and Thirteenth street, Oak land, in the pieseueo of a select com pany of the most Intimate friends of the contracting parties. Several suites of parlors were thrown open and gracefully decorated with evergreens and floral ornaments. On the wall of the main parlor appeared the monograms "B. P.," In large Greek capitals qf senl-hrnwn, shaded with gold, on either side, and forming the base or a cret-eent-shaped reading, "At Home, 6th July, 1879." A table, elaborately embellished with floral offerings and rich bridal presents, stood at the end of the room. At half-past ten in the morning the less than two score of specially-invited guests quietly assembled Iu the above described parlors, the brlds and groom took their placos, and then Rev. Ada C. Bowles proceeded to "make the twaiu one" by the following original cere mony : The lady said: "Friends, the hour having arrived to proceed to thej marriage of the couple before you, It Is my pleasure to state that, by their re quest, I shall dispense with the usual religious services ami marry them by a strictly civil ceremony, according to the laws of the State of California. And you are Invited here to be witness to their mutual contract." Directing the gentleman aud lady to join their right lianas, be proceeded, addressing the bride: 1 1 r i . i . t .. . uu jou iBKe mis man wnnm you now hold by the right hand to be your lawfully wedded husband, and promise to love and cherish him ?" The bride responded. "I do." Mrs. Bowles then handed lo Dr. Jen nie a fine solitaire diamond riiif, and continued : "In token of that promife, do you In presence of these witnesses place this ring upon the hand of this man?" "I do," again responded the bride, aud the ring was transferred to the fourth finger of the left hand of the bridegroom. The same questions were addressed to the gentleman, aud the same answers received ; but the ring placed upon the finger of the bride by the bridegroom was a massive band or native gold, with the monogram "B. P." wrought iu a beautiful design thereon. Turning to the guests present, Mrs, Bowles concluded the ceremony by say ing: "I'rieuds, you bear witness to the contract entered into between this man ana this woman, and I have only to add," again add resell) g the bride aud groom, "that, by the laws or the State of California, I now pronounce you hus band ami wife." SPEAGUE-CONKLING. The New York Time Is severe in its denunciation of Conkllng in theSpraguc scandal. It declares that duriug the past two years there has been in Wash ington "an open, flagrant scandal con cerning the relations of a vaiu, ambi tious and Indiscreet woman and an equally vain, ambitious and indiscreet Senator. Deccut and conservative peo ple have looked on with real grief. They have seen a foolish woman 'throw herself at the head' of a man who bad uot self-respect uor manliness to bold up a hand or warning and chiv alrous remonstrance." A well-mau-nered press has constantly suppressed the scandal about a mau whose "moral sense is blunted by au abnormal ego tism." Does auy one believe that ir pure women were Iu the councils or the na tion at Washington that there would be opportunity for the licentiousness that Is so rampant there? If the good and true wives of Senators and Representa tives oould be witli their husbands at the seat of Government, the adventur esses that ho swarm iu that city could not find the willing aud easy victims that abouud on every side, and free and easy law-makers would be restrained, by the presence of their better halves, from the actions that are bringing dis grace on the American people. Senator Conkllng aud Mrs. Sprague may aud we hope have conducted themselves as people in tbeir stations in life should, but the popular belief iu the Immorality of Washington society will probably render a verdict of guilty In their case, unjust though it be. Bishop Haven Is doubtless sincere In bis opinion that the proper way to as similate the Chinese Is by educating them in the public schools and receiv ing them in our churches. He has not been on this coast long enough to know that this is impossible iu practice, though very nice In theory. The Chi nese won't assimilate, and that Is all there is about it. They don't come to this country with the expectation of maklug it their home, aud won't do so. And as they don't wish to stay here and won't stay here, they can't be "Americanized." What is known as the "Yaioo plan" in Mississippi is furnishing Republican journals a good deal or campaign "thunder." A gentleman who was an independent candidate for the shriev alty In Yazoo county was assassinated to get him out of the way aud check "radicalism," the Southern newspapers claiming that it was an effort to revive Republicanism. Oue Southern Journal calls this laying dowu sound political doctrine by deeds, and not by words. All of which shows that the struggle over tbo "lost cause" will have to be fought over again. EDITOBIAE O0BBESP0HDENOE. DKAR ItKADEESorTUKXEW NORTHWEST: The peregrinations of the uudersicned are so constant as to almost entitle us to tlio unenviable sobriquet of la femme Salalhiel. The circuit of our labors Is so large, aud its fiscal year so short, that ere we are aware, strive we never so dil igently, the by-gone twelve-month has overlapped the coming one, and yet the auuual circumlocution bas not been completed. The weather was hot iu Portluud aud cool at the sea-side. Aud no, to combine business with pleasure, we departed for Astoria on the morning of the 19th, carrying with us a vivid recollection or such profuse perspiring while packiug the "Pilgrim" that we dreaded the thought of returning to the metropolis during the dog days. Itut a sudden change came over the spirit or our dreams, for when wo reached Asto ria the Summer rain was there too, aud tho change from almost tropical heat to severe Oregon Winter lias induced neU' ralgia and geueral personal discomfort for which there Is but one remedy the stay-ut-home cure and that Is reserved for those who can afford It. The little city by the sea gives evi dence of healthy growth. There is within its borders an odd admixture of the provincial and tlio cosmopolitan, both Iu Its dwellings aud society, the result of its gradual transition from the proportions of a villngo to the preten sions of a city. Everybody Iu the Wil lamette Valley w ho can get away from business, or bring business with him, is here Iu search of cooler air, and the ho tels aud boarding-houses arc full to overflowing. The Occident, where we havo quarters for the week, is one of the best hotels we And anywhere. Messrs. Meglerit Wright know how to keep hotel on the metropolitan plan. Mrs. Megler and her sister do the hon ors of the house In agreeable style, their many guests being unanimous iu com mendation ot their genial, unliriug care for their comfort. Tho exodus to the sea-side has been greater this year than for some time in the past. Last year everybody went to San Francisco, be cause the faro was down, aud life ou the icean was as iuexpeuslve as life at home. But tho wreck of the Great Re public stopped this season's current of travel this side of the Columbia bar, and Astoria, Clatsop, Skipanon, Sea View, Ilwacoaud Oysterville are the gainers Then there arc numerous points of lesser note to which the people are flitting, Fort Clatsop, Young's River, the cau- neries, etc, etc, attracting those of more quiet dispositions and Inexpensive habits who havo friends along the line I of Summer travel, whom they visit reg ularly at this season of the year. Circuit Court is in session in Astoria, and quite a number or Portland's offi cial dignitaries are sojourning here, Judge Bellinger and District Attorney Caples, Mr. Bronaugh, aud Mr. Ball and wife being guests at the Occident. MayorThompson'snnd Collector Kelly's families are yet at Ilwaco, enjoying the delightful experiences of camp life in the rain. Quito a number of campers have returned to Portland and Salem since tho rain began, among them Mr. Stowell's, Geueral Tolan's and Secretary Earhart's families, who got enough of camp life several days ago. Iu Astoria we are pleased to greet the genial faces of many frleuds or human rights, among them the excellent fami lies or Collectorllare aud MayorParker, whom official position has empowered with added opportunity to use their in fluence In tbo cause of right and liberty. The Merrimans, Merrills, Taylors, War rens, Corwins, Chances, Cleveland, Henrys, and a host of other friend-, both new and old, arc also enthusiastic In the work for equal rights. Our meetings began on Saturday evening in the Congregational Church, the audience being excellent as to both numbers and quality, composed, as it was, of tiie thinking and leading ele ments of the city. Wo were much gratified to see, prominently among the other gentlemen of note, the genial faces ol the Collector of Customs, the District Judge aud Prosecuting Attor ney. Tho lecture subject, "The Legal Root of Evil" occupied au hour and a half iu delivery, aud was received by both press and peoplo In a spirit of fair ness, commendation and just criticism highly gratifying to oue so fresh as our seir rrom tho eggs and scurrility nnd effigies of Jacksonville. The Atlorian, under the efficient man agement of our good friend, D. C. Ire land, Is growing constantly In financial standing, literary excellence and popu lar favor. We know of uo gentleman whose success In the face of difficulties has been more markeJ than Brother Ireland's. And the best of it is, he de serves It all. Astoria does not yet give up her pre tensions of rivalry with Portland. Her real estate is held at fancy figures, and her riparian rights, Judging from the many acres of piles upon which her business rests, must extend into the Co lumbia to somewhere within a few feet of the opposite shore line. A little way back or the broad area or "planken terra firma," the mountains rise abruptly, making terracing both necessary and expensive, and giving the really hand some towifSk picturesque appearance. Tho church and school interests or Astoria are about the same as In other towns of its size, the hotel and boarding house business seems rather better than in other places, aud the saloons, if one rcan judge by their number, are exceed ingly thrifty. The blue ribbon club of Dr. Watts bas gone to smash. Of the pledges of eighty-seven teetotalers taken by Mrs. Peckham, the majority hold firm. The temperance work that Ignores the enfranchisement of woman Is nothing but child's play, its real ob ject amounting to little more than en abling its public speakers to air their oratory at the public expense. Professor Plummer gave an enjoyable entertainment here one night last week, and the Hutchlnson'famlly have left behind thorn a satisfactory record. The citizens generally seem bent upon en joying the most there Is In life. The health of the place Is generally good, and the hospitality of the people pro verbial. A. S. D. Astoria, August 23, 1S70. In tho M. E. Conference, an luvalid minister, Rev. S. S. Vandersal, re quested to be given a location, as he was physically unable to perform effective itinerant labor, aud the tequeet was de nied. He then wished his connection with the church to bo severed. Rev. J. L. Powell thought If the brother could labor for the cause of Christ equally well in some other denomination, that would he greater than working for the M. E. Church. Bishop Haven reproved Mr. Powell, saying that the obligations or a Methodist minister to his church are araniouut to all other considera tions. Rev. 1. 1). Driver could not un derstand how a Methodist minister could preach for auy other denomina tion, and considered everything subordi nate to the Interests or the M. R Church. From which remarks it Is evident that there Is a great deal or bigotry and in tolerance In some Methodist Episcopal ministers. Reverends Powell aud Van dersal both showed themselves superior to the Bishop who presides over them. They recognize that the cause or Christ Is paramount to that or any denomina tion. The invalid finally withdrew from thecontroliug powerof thechurch, and is well oil iu being out or the com pany or men whose Ideas or Christianity are so narrow as thoso expressed by Bishop Haven, I. D. Driver, and others. The following is the article adopted by the Louisiana Constitutional Con vention, giving women recognition In school matters: "Women twenty-one years or age and upwards, shall be ell gible to any office of control or man agement under the school laws of this State." This is another step in advance In all quarters of the United States women are receivlug recognition. Iu every portion of the laud concesslous are being made to their just requests. Ia but a few years the popular demand will ring out so loud aud clear that it can no longer be ignored Iu relation to the great Idea of universal political equality. Do women, when thinking of societies for the prevention or cruelty to animals, ever call to mind the Immense numbers or birds that are yearly sacrificed to the decrees of fashion used as adornmeuts for hats and bonnets? Woman, be merciful, anil stop the foolishness of sacrificing beautiful birds to the adorn ment or your person. It is every per son's place to be neat and attractive, "Cleanliness is nest to godliness," aud neat aud handsome appearance comes only with cleanliness; but there Is plenty of opportunity for adornment without preying upon the birds. It Is reported that Mrs. Asa B. Hutch inson, one of the famous family of slug' ers, has become exceedingly wealthy by the purchase of an undeveloped mine at Lead vi lie, Colorado, which has since proved to be of remarkable richness. LETTER FBOM J5AN PBAN0IS0O. To the KmroK op the Nkw JTokthwkst: The news of Mrs. Duulway's straight forward, self-possessed and more than womanly bravery during the recent riot in Jacksonville has reached us iu Sau Francisco and challenged our admira tion aud renewed our enthusiasm. Her mameuveriugs and protracted light and glorious victory over the trained canaille, and the permanent discom fiture aud complete rout of their titled backers, laugh to scorn their boasted masculine supremacy. Nevermore can they proclaim man as woman's master by divine right; for oue woman with speech and peuall has out-generaled the whole ofllciul crowd. The purse aud sword, with addled eggs aud other lesser weapons com bined, are powerless in au open field witli the divine allies of moral force. "The bcl laid plans at mice and men, (Jung at agile." Mrs. D.'s experience is analogous to that or the abolitionists from l&lltolSGO. Now, as then, mobs contributed largely to advauoe the movemeut they sought to overthrow. Opposition to any good movement evolves discussion, aud re sults Iu healthy growth. And when it leads to public disturbances aud vio lence, even though secretly Inaugurated by men of wealth and influence, it al ways enlarges the souls of the assailed, and practically demonstrates the truth or the proverb that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." I shall be very much mistaken in my estimate of the character of the people of Southern Oregon If auother Woman Suflrage mob is tolerated Iu Jackson ville, be the alleged offender male or female. Tbearraigumeut of Judge Prim was timely, eminently proper, and In Mrs. D.'s legitimate line of busiuessaud duty. As a public official, and an oppo nent of woman's liberty, his own exam ple was a proper subject for comment and criticism; aud Mrs. D.'s able expo sition, eloquent utterauces aud good natured deportment from first to last challenge our highest admiration. The Congressional Committee to In quire luto the cause of our present de pressed condition or labor is uow In this city, and will doubtless be in a working condition in a fow days. It Is my In tention, ir lean command the necessary strength, to meet that augutl body, aud submit my views thereupon. But ir strength does not come, I shall make one supreme effort of will and attempt It, be the cost what It may. Man's re lation to nature and to his kiud is the great problem mat demands prompt in vestigation aud quick solution, aud all other questions are Involved therein. Fraternally, John a. Collins. San Francisco, August 15, 1879. OEHEEAL NEWS. An oil train of twenty-eight ears was burned In Pennsylvania on the 21st. S. S. Rlohlev'a bank, at Columbus, O., was robbed of $20,000 on tho 26th. Cubans In New York propose to aid the revolutionary committee or Cuba. General Grant, it Is thought, will be Preslde'ut or the Darieti Canal Company. Louisiana Republicans will hold a convention in New Orleans on October 20th. . There isau increase or 30.080.800 bush els of Spring wheat iu the Middle West this year. Proceedings or the court martial against Surgeon-General Hammond have been annulled. Utica Republicans have chosen Sena tor Conkllng as delegate to the New York State Convention. Two farmers in Kansas. Dobbins nnd Burus, had a combat over a debt on the 22d, ami both were killed. It is charged that ministers have lied from Memphis, "leaving their Hooks to the ravages of the fever." Colonel John C. Cremonv. a well- known Journalist ami author, died at Sau Francisco m the2lth. The business porliou of Farmer City, III., was destroyed by fire on the 24lh. Loss, $100,000; insurance, $40,000. "Castle Thunder" and other buildings at Richmond were burned on tiie 26th. Loss, 5100,000; insurance, $51,000. By the explosion of the boiler of a tug in New York yesterday, Loon Mas l-uller and Joseph l.ellay wore killed. Hi ties, a constable, was killed iu Fort Thomas, Nevada, yesterday, while try- lug to arrest J. li. Collins, a merchant. The United States steamer Massa chusetts is ashore at Portsmouth, N. H. She will be saved, but is badly injured. No apprehension of a geueral fever epidemic is felt at New Orleans, the sanitary condition of the city being ex cellent. Several hundred employes or the Luke Shore Railroad are on a strike In Chicago, their grievance being overwork aud pour my. A white man named Atwell killed a negro named Allen in Memphis, on the 25in. A coroners jury declared It justl liable homicide. Workingraeu's and Grenbaekers' meetings throughout the Etst are se vere in denouncing De Young's cow ardly assault ou Kalloch. Mrs. Nelson, wife of one of the part ners in the old steamship firm of Good all, Nelson & Perkins, is suing for a dl vision or commuuity property. Large numbers of thieves infest the fever-stricken city of Memphis. The unprovided colored citizens say that tuey will nave lood at any price. A German named Kerster. living in Inxiuois county, III., shot away his wife's lower jaw on the 24th, and com uleted the murder with an axe. He then escajed. Samuel Liner, a member of the town council of Pottstown, Pit., was killed and several other gonllemen injured on the 25lh by the falling of au-areh that was being removed to make repairs at a blast furnace of the Pottstown Iron Company. The Board ot Underwriters of San Francisco have presented CapL Arm strong and his daughter, Miss Emma, $500 each, for their conduct iu bringing a yellow fever ship from Kio Janeiro to that port, aud to Thos. II. Patterson, of the same ship, $250. Extremely com plimentary letters accompanied each presout. There Is trouble at Bodie, Cal., be tween the miners aud Superintendent Dal)', of the Mono and Jupiter miuiug claims. The miners, nu the evening of the 23,1, destroyed a cabin built by order or the Superintendent over tue uynee shaft, aud afterward resolved lo hang Daly. A man named Gon was killed on the morning ol the 23d in a fight be tween the miners. On last Saturday morning, Charles De Youug, of the San Fraucisco Chron icle, attempted to assassinate lie v. I. S. Kalloch, Worklngmen's candidate for .Mayor. He rode to tue tatter's study and sent a messenger boy for bim, aud tbeu shot him down, one shot taking effect in the breast and the other Iu the thigh. De Young was mobbed, and was with, difficulty taken to the City Hall by the police. The Workinguien threaten to lynch him if Kailooh dies. De Youug has waived examination to appear before the County Court. The city has not been in such a turmoil since Lincoln was assassinated. The police and military guarded the Chron icle office to keep it from being sacked. This (Thursday) morning's dispatches say Kalloch is out of danger. P0BEIGN HEWS. Sir Rowlan Hill Is dead. A $500,000 lire occurred at Sophia ou Saturday last. The reports from the Cassiar mines are discouraging. The plague has appeared ou the Turko-Persian frontier. Cholera is reported at Oslend, Brus sels aud Western Flanders. The deaths from yellow fever In Ha- vaua duriug July were 475. Four more Cardinals will be created at the consistory next month. Several more executions for political oiieuces are reported from Russia. Starvation still prevails at Cashmere. India. Cholera Is increasing at Cubul. The last rain in England did more damage than all tho previous excessive rains. The crops in the interior of British Columbia are the most bountiful ever known. After the Greek frontier Is settled. the Turkish army will be reduced to 10,000 men. Forty thousand tons of steel rails have been ordered iu London for the Cana dian Pacific Railway. Joseph Pistoria, who took part In the meeting on board the Casswell iu 187G, bas been hanged Iu Cork. Catholics wrecked the windows of a number of dwellings of Protestants iu Lurgain, Ireland, last week. A mammoth seam of bituminous coal has been discovered on Suit Spring Island, about twenty miles north of Vic toria, B. C. English skilled workmen are prepar ing to emigrate. The spinners of Old ham urge emigration as a means of Im proving their condition. The great shooting contest was con cluded at Versailles on the 21th. Mil ton Farrow, an American, marksman, gained the first three prizes. One cause of Turkey's financial dis tress Is found Iu the fact that over half a million Mussulman refugees are being maintained in addition to the army. Another strike of colliers is reported In North Staffordshire. Fife, and Clunk. wanna, England, and their request for an ndvauce- or 12J per cent in their wages nas ueen rolused. The poor. nvfir.hiinUna.1 t ..... . I. . . . 1 couclusion that they will starve In idle v.- uuiuciicu IUIUCIO I 1 1 III f in lllu ness ratner man torce themselves to " m ineir present condition. NEWSITEMS. STATE AND TERRITORIAL. Yamhill county's gruiu yiehl is fair. Walla Walla county script is as good as gold. Norway rats havo made tbeir way to Ro.seburg. The Presbyterian church at Ashland has n new bell. A fino mineral spring has been struck near Rsehurg. The dredger is operating at tbo mouth of tile Willamette. Thre nas n lig'il fall of nuow at The Dalles ou last I'mirsday. A large number of business booses nre being built at The Dulles. Work on the lighthouse at Tillamook Head will be commenced soon. The newly-discovered silver ledge near Port Towusend assays unfavorably. A large amountof California mouey is loaned upon real estate in Jackson county. The Union Comity Fair commence on Wednesday, Sept. 24, ami eoutinues one week. The new building of the M. E. Church South, at Phueoix, will be dedicated in October. The furnace being nut up at the New fdrian cinnabar mine will soon com mence work. The lime recently found on tbo Toii- chet, 22 miles from Walla Walla, is of llrst-'cluss quality. The Rosebure Star says the damage by rust iu that locality is much less than was anticipated. The average yield of wheat this year throughout Walla Walla aud Columbia counties Is 45 bushels to the acre. Fir blocks, to make staves, are shipped from Coos Bay to San Francisco. Large lots of wood for matches are also sent. The citizens of Yamhill county have subscribed liberally for the erection of a new college building at AleMluuviiie. Roseburg is rapidly increasing iu size, several costly buildings having reeeully been erected, and more iu process of erectiou. Heretofore the average weight of Walla Walla wheat has iieeii from 118 to 125 pounds er sack. This year it is 130 pounds. Old Kitsap, the Puyallup murderer, has been acquitted because bis miud is unsound, lie is ninety years old and nearly blind. The channel of the Luckismute River Is being cleaned out. The steamer Nellie will carry off produce as soon as the water rises. W. C. Myers flue Percheron horse "Pride of Perohe" died on tbe ISth insL, from the effects of poison administered by some unknown person. A record kept bY Mr. Ream, of Eu gene, shows that only about twenty per rent of the usual number of deaths have occured iu Line county duriug the year past. The Daily Evening Capital is the name of an evening paper just siarted at Salem. It is Republican in politic, hut will give particular attention to local allairs. A dispatch from Victoria states that an American vessel has been denied a permit to take charge ot the wreck of tbe Gem of the Ocean for the benefit of its purchasers. W. R. Maeumber, local of tbe Seattle Daily Pott, aud W. M. Leach, foreman iu the same office, were capsized in a Rail boat On Puget Sound ou the 23d. They were adrift four hours, aud the former died from the exosure. A woman witli two little children arrived at Walla Walla last week, hav ing come from Ohio in search ot her husband, a follow named Chas. Cole, who failed to meet Iter as he promised. The good people of Walla Wallii con tributed to relieve her distress. Leiuteuant Joseph Neuzil, a crazy Austrian, has started on a three-log raft from Seattle for San Francisco. H says it is all right if he perishes; but if he reaches Sau Francisco, his fortune is made; he will plaoe his eraft ou ex hibition on Long Bridge, aud will clear $10,000 In a week. "U0THING NEW." The following fable, by Mrs. Lillie Devereux Blake, which was sent to the St. Louis Convention, will auswer one of the hackneyed slurs apt to be repealed against Woman Suflrage: rV little girt wbo had been many times to a rich man's door begging for tbe menus of gap- port met aim one day with the old appeal, whereon he looked at her angrily and drove her away, aaylng. "Why do yon always come with the name complaint T 'I am culd and bnngry, I am cold and hungry,' yon repeat until I am weary of the sound. II yon only had some new argument to use, I might listen to yon, bat I am tired of this old story.' Ala! sir," replied the child. -( am cold and hungry, and until my neeeaattiea are relieved I can only plead my cause In the name weari ful fiMhkra." MoKAh-Km m, when women nlead for their libertlea and opportunttlea for aelt-sup port, they are blamed for reratlnr the um old argument. Qtiile a discussion has snruiie un in Massachusetts over the action of th n. sessors at the City Hall in Boston, who have informed ladies who came to l assessed that they were to be taxed two dollars each, presumably a poll-tax. inasmuch as tbe ladies are allowed only partial suffrage -the rieht to vote for school committees they object to pay ing twice as much as tbeir brothers do for unrestricted ballots. This is a mat ter so small that It was hoped gentle men would not stoop to it. Mrs. Harriet Eaton Stanton, dauehfor of Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, will make ber debut on the Lyceum platform the coming season. Miss Stanton r.l- uated with houors at Vasear College In raits, and has been one year In the Boston school of oratory. Her tliemes win he ivlmund Burke and "A Snlid South." EueaeementH nan Im nimln with her throueh Slavtou's Lvceiim Bureau, 122 La Salle Street, Chicago, ill. The Indiana Legislature last Wluter elected Miss Maggie Fitzgibbon State Librarian. Subsequently, Miss Maggie married Assistant Secretary of Slate, W. A. Peelle. Result, confusion in the rural Democratic press, which is seri ously saying: "Tbe question now is, what name will she attach to Stale pa peis? She is no loncer Maeeie Filz- glbbou, and the official records do not recognize her as Mrs. Peelle." The sum of $32,000,000 is due from the First National Bank of New Yotk aud the Bank of Commerce of the sume eitv on subsurlulions to the four-per-ceut