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THURSDAY rMAY 6, 1880.
THE PEESIDEKOY. All the men's newspapers of the Na tion, whether big, little, old or youug, are interested at present in President making. Each one speaks with the au thority of irrevocable fiat in favor of its own would-be bright particular star, and io advocacy of its own or lis party's pe culiar proclivities. Some of the Repub lican papers are for Grant, but seem ingly more are for Blaine. The Demo cratic organs are aleo about equally di vided la their ehoiee of candidates, some preferring Tilden and others hurrahing for Field. This Presidential fight Is not the "women's funeral," and they can afford to look on in quiet wonder while these two powerful contestants are wrangling overtlie partisan bones of politics. And yet, they realize that there is an im- .portant significance in the different National ideas of these leading parties that tUe wise woman lias no disposition to overlook. The Republican party rep resent or ought to the idea of the rlghuof the many; the Democratic the idea of the rights of & olass. The one is --"athnft1, the other-sectional ; yet both have fallen short of practeally carrying oat the wishes of tbe most enlightened of their constituents. Their leaders are controlled In the meshes of n petty yet tyrannical power that moulds their ac tions to salt its owu narrow vision. Vcrtiany man who li possessed of suf ficient intelligence to receive the nomi nation for tbe Presidency in any Nation d prevention, no matter what bis par Lisa n bias, to he elected and then dare to live out the very highest oonoeption of ti :s own judgment in the administra tion of Federal affairs, he would doubt less make an efficient President for the class now In power, not forgetting to use ls:s personal influence to enlarge the rights and opportunities of the subju gated sex. But the trouble Is that there always esiste a power behind the throne tli at Is greater than the throne itself, and that power Is Hot the people, as many claim, but a designing, merce nary and narrow-minded few, who get tbe inside track by dogged impudence, and keep it by sheer persistency. Such men Cau no more clearly see the high moral ground upon whieh a President should stand, or comprehend the unself ish motives from which he should act, than they can see or comprehend the fact that the Nation would get on much better without them if they would re tire from the public service (?) and per mit the chief magistrate to act tbe man untrammeled by their personal inter eats. . Aside from the party organs above mentioned, there are half a score of other factions engaged, through their newspaper mouth-pieces, in the wind work of President-making. Green backers, Workingmen, Nationals, Lib' erals, Americans, they call tbemselr&s and each of these factions is sub-divided into several sects, ail of which fight all the rest; but each, according to his own phantasy, is bound to win. The New Northwest, not to be out done by the rest of tbe newspaper world, also claims that it can name tbe Best President. Just wait till the nominat ing Conventions are over, and see if we dou't prove it. STATE CANDIDATES. This seems to be the New North west's off-year in State politics. For the life of us we can't get up much of a "boom" except in one direction ; sod that is In hostility to Judges Prim and Kelly. These inefficient, disingenuous, falsifying dotards have no show for re election. They are so very dead already that all they need Is burying ; and tbe disagreeable job will be done In June. We are also interested in defeating John Wbitaker, because of his well known opposition to woman's enfran chisement. But M. C. George, who for years has been woman's standard-bearer, is so certain of a victory over his class-rights opponent that there Is no call for a boom to assist him in remand ing tbe great hero of many bloodless battles in tbe "lost cause" to tbe shades of private life, where he (the hero) can be relieved once more from tbe arduous duty of wearing out his life lu the serv ice of an ungrateful country that re fused to dismember itself at his bidding. Captes is bound to be Prosecuting At torney again, and we predict that Waldo, Lord and Burnett will be tbe Supreme Judges. Further than this we haven't consulted the political horoscope. "Inqulrer," a correspondent of tbe Standard, pronounces it "praiseworthy and right" to employ "every means which tbe skill of man can devise to thwart the ends of justice," if tbe per son on trial "be a woman or any one who can have no voice in making the laws." "Inquirer" has special reference to capital punishment. He has struck the right road, hut his "cart it placed oeiore me Horse." Justice is due to the people who are ofiended, as well as owed to the person who has committed a crime, and nr. rr.om.hUul person willar sert otberwifee. Tt.o correspondent cer tainly uoes not intend to say that women buouiu nave no statutes for their guidance, but that they should be given equality both in making au-i !n terpretiBg the laws, to which tLt-j would be held strictly amenable. J. H. Upton, the Irrepressible pub lisher, who is noted lor having founded more newspapers than any other man on the coast, has Issued a prospectus for a new journal, to be published by himself nnd son at Ellensburg, called the Cutrv Oowiltl Tort. We congratu late the citizens of Curry county upon this neoulsition to the enterprises of that new and thriving region, and are glad to hear from the ubiquitous Lpton again. WOMENBEAD ! At an executive session of tbe Na tional Woman Suffrage Association, held In the Judiciary Committee's room of tbe United States House of Represen tatives, after the last Washington Con vention, the Association appointed a delegate from each Sfate and Territory to attend eaoh of the three great Presi dential nominating Conventions. It was also resolved to request eaeh State and local Woman Sufirage Association to send a delegate to each nominating Convention to demand equal rights for women. Besides holding the Annual National Woman Sufirage Convention at Indian apolis, Indiana, May 27 and 25, 18S0, it will be seen that the unrepresented half of the. people have undertaken three times as much labor as any political party in the land, since they are prepar ing for a full representation and a dis cussion of tbe rights of women at all of tbo great Presidential Conventions. The Republican National Convention will be hehl at Chicago, Jane lid ; tbe Greenback Labor Convention at Chlca go, June 9th; tbe Democratic Con ven tlon at Cincinnati, Jane 22d. In carrying out its undertaking, the ational Woman Suffrage Association asks tbe immediate and earnest co-operation of every intelligent woman citi zen in tue united States. You are asked to read tbe papers, watch every political announcement and utterance, remember that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Talk for snflrage; work for it; pray for it; preach for it Let no thine daunt you. Do not be afraid of your neighbors. Tbe women in your "set" will favor their enfran chisement if you will only give them assurance that you are on their side. This Is tbe giant reform of tiie age, and will be a priceless boon to bequeath to your children. If possible, send $1 each to the Treat urer, Mrs. Jane H. Spononi, itiggs House, Washington, D. C. This sum entitles you to membership In tbe National Association for one year. Bear constantly in mind that every line you write, every word you utter, every dollar you contribute to advance Wom an Suffrage, is helping to uplift a couti nent to a place of justice, purity and freedom. LETTER AMD AHSWEB. Tbe following letter, from Matilda Joslyn Gage, Chairman of the Execn live Committee of the National Woman Suffrage Association, explains itself: SYRacrsa, New York. April 7, ISM Mr Dear Xaa. Dtoowat : Will too eome as delegate to tbe nominating Convention and attend tbe Indianapolis Convention and tbe Cateaeo bum meeting? Can yon not make yonr way. across tbe country lecturing a yon did, before ? Tbla la a very Important rear In oar reform, and we need your aid, and that of all wide-awake, energetic women Miss Anthony tbinka that wltb a light admls lon fee at tbe maw meeting we will bring In enough to help pay the fare of delegates. Cn yon not come ? Please let me know at once. This meeting is to be held Jane-ad, the day of the Republican Convention, and we hope to make it as telling a demonstration as was tbe National meeting In Washington City recently. I nope you will give the call lor the mass meeting a place In yonr paper until It comes oil, and call editorial attention to It, urging every Woman Suffragist to send a postal card asking lor tbe ballot. We wish to produce effect upon tbe nominating Conventions. Pleaae notify me at once and give me asssnr- ance of yonr presence. Truly yours. Matilda Joslyn Iase, Ch'n Ex. Com. N W. 8. A. We are very sorry that circumstances compel us to answer no to tbe above flattering invitation. It will require a greater outlay to meet the traveling ex penses of one delegate from, the Pacific Northwest than for twenty from any part of tbe States east of tbe Rocky Mountains. We have not the time nor strength to work our way across tbe continent, this year. The work in tbe borne field requires all the financial as sistance we can bestow upon it, and we kuow that the frieuds of the cause in the East cannot afford to render us aid in any way adequate to our ratio of ex penses. Oar outlay would be hundreds to their ten, and really we cannot af ford it. We hope, however, to be rep resented in tiie Chicago Convention and mass meeting by an Oregon lady. A. S. D. A five-story building has just been completed by tbe corporation known as tbe "Sailors' Snug Harbor," on the southwest corner of Eighth and Broad way streets, New York, and Messrs. S. R. Wells A Co., tbe old house of Fowler & Wells, will occupy No. 753 with their publishing and bookselling business, and for the exhibition of their very ex tensive and valuable phrenological cabinet, which Is always open to visit ors, and free. The cabinet consists of many hundred, casts and busts, wuti floe portraits of eminent and notorious persons of ancient and modern times. They have, also, the largest collection of human aud animal crania in tins country, the result of many years' pati ent labor In collecting and preserving. This firm is well known as tne puu- lisbers of that staunch old monthly, the Itvenological Journal and Science of Health, and a large list of practical and useful books. We are In receipt of tbe April number of a new monthly journal, the Anteupe, published at Denver, Colorado, by Mrs, a M. Churchill. Tbe little paper Is brim full of good things, and It makes the heart glad to peruse it. Airs. Churehill is au Irrepressible worker, a wit and a logician, and as a ready and racy writer has few superiors. We wish her unbounded success. In one town in -Matsaehu setts, at the recent election, women from olghty to ninety-five years of age voted for the first time. One woman writes to the ewburyport Herald: "I looked in vain for anything disagreeable or dan gerous ; tbe town-meeting was pleasant as a party anu sou as a prayer-meet ing." A THIBDPAETY. In another column we print a letter from Mr. O. P. Henry, lu which be gives bis views on various matters. He Is not tbe ouly advocate of a third great party. For instance, tbe Argonaut wants an American party, so that "low born, ignorant foreigners" cannot med dle In our affairs ; many Infidels want a liberal party; the Greenbackera have almost succeeded In establishing a Na tional power of importance; the Work lngmen are making much funs; and every faction wiucn. car not uireci tne course of political affair is anxious to organize a party that will enable Its prime movers to be National' leaders. As all these conflicting elements oau- not combine their views, there is no use in the attempt, and Woman Suffragists think It a cood plan to work wltb tbe parties of to-day. When the woman movement can command a majority of votes in a convention, the support of tbe whole party is assured, because tbe American people are cognisant that the majority (of men) rule. Many believers in woman's equality are uot so strong in their convictions as to leave their party for the sake of the cause, while the defection of tbe more determined ones only tends to lessen the chances of adopting planks in its favor by the orig inai parties. We would favor a third party and would as readily accept the name "Pelagion" as any other did we not think the principles we are advo cating could be better dhseminated through the parties of the present time, However, we have never objected to freedom of thought and speech, and therefore wish Mr. Henry and his friends to organise a party If they think its ex istence would be tbe means of achieving good results. PBOGBESS 0PTHE WOBK. Since tbe foundation of tbe Republic, hundreds of thousands of intelligent and philanthropic women have peti tioned Congress to secure to them the right of self-government, the birthright of every American citizen. The time for pleading lias gone by ; tbe time for action bat fully come. Women are now votfeig on educational matters in Kan sas, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, California, Oregon, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. They are voting on all subjects in Wyoming and Utah, and their vote has changed Wyoming from barbarism to civiliza tion. All. over tbe land women find themselves hedged in and helpless, with out tbe aid of tbe law-making power, and they are demanding tbe ballot with an earnestness of purpose that will brook no denial. Middlelown is tbe second city in New York in which voting by women for school officers lias occurred. Tbe first election was in Rochester, and tbe ladles were sadly "left ;" but In Middletown they were eminently successful. Ow ing to a variety of circumstances, five leading women oat of a board of nine were elected, giving into their hands the balance of power. One, however, absolutely refuses to act, and very likely a man will be elected in her place. Tbe two contending parlies united on the woman's ticket uuwilliugly, each hav ing no hope of electing its own. Tbe leading papers of tbe State, including the New York Herald, advocate wom an's place in education with a greater or leas amount of energy ; seeing the tendency of the times, they are prepar ing for tbe change. A few believe in her vote upon the liquor question. There are in Massachusetts 63,000 more women than men. Out of the en tire number of 791,000, more than 510,000 have some occupation by which they support themselves, entirely or in part. Among that number are those engaged In all kinds of manufactories and ma chinery, such as pistol, nail and screw making, types ami hardware goods, as welt as In more delicate employment. They overflow into printing establish ments, upholstery, basket and picture frames, glass and sewing machine man ufactories. Aud these, half a million, are not supposed to have need or quali fication for a voice in making the laws which govern this major part of the population, although they need to be, and are, qualified for self-support. ' The American Patriot is the name of new and outspoken weekly paper which has just reached us from San Francisco, where it is published by the Patriot Publishing Company in the in terest of American citizens. Here Is one of its ringing utterances : "Suffrage in America should be based upon educa tion, and no foreigner should be permit ted to vote until he can read the Con stitution of the United States and is familiar with it." And now, if the Patriot will extend its vision yet further till It can see that no intelligent mother of American citizens should be denied tbe elective franchise that is ungrudg ingly given to illiterate foreigners, it will strike the keynote to the one vital reform of the century. The Boston Pilot, In slat lug its wants, says : "We want to see a man auoweu to vote because he Is a citizen and not because he has paid $2 for ills vote. The first principle of republicanism is that the poor man shall stand equal before the law with the ricli man. Doss not the Pilot also want to see women vote because they are citizens? Is it not'the first principle of republi canism that one individual sball stand nuftl before the law with another that one person, thouch a woman, shall have the privileges of another person though a man? A Massachusetts journal, speaking of the Injustice done workingmeu by cer tain taxes, says "property should be taxed instead of manhood. It is wrong to compel worklngmen to pay an In come tax. Poor men are taxed for tho food they eat, for they and their fami lies eat and wearevery thiDg they earn." EDITOBIAL GOBBESPOHDESCE Dear Readers or thk Nrw Northwest. Onn mnra vmir hnmbla servant es- . . says to jot for you tbe Incidents oi uer itluerant experience, feeling sure that , the brief resnite you have had from i tbeeebcbdomBilal visitations will enable you to receive a new Installment wmi all due charity. It was Thursday of last week. Tbe paper was off the press, the hurry for a few days was over, and Mrs. Cline, of Salem, who had been spending a few 1 . weeks in the city, and who is always ready to lend a hand In the Woman Snflrage caose, had gone to Milwaukle carrying with her tbe announcement that tbe undersigned would come over and lecture In the evening. To make good this lady's word -wa our next en deavor, so we rasbed from tbe office to tbe Stark-street ferry, just In time, of course, to miss the boat. So we sal down in tbe shade of the Oregonian't castle wall to wait and take Items. Any one who thinks Portland a dull city has only to watch the tide of travel that regularly flows on the Willamette River to prove to him that somebody is wide awake at every turning point. Teams ters, shoppers, farmers, marketers, law yers, doctors, preacher?, agents aud tradesmen of every craft and both sexes, are rushing hither and thitber, each in tent upon his own occupation, and all ou the lookout for the maiu chauce. The day was excessively warm, and the examples of -thrift and enterprise that everywhere abounded were offset here and there by some lolling biped who lounged wherever he could find a bench or a shady spot, and busied himself in abusing the Chinaman, and talking of "the white man's country," and chew ing or smoking tobacco. Such "work- ingmen" (and these are they who make all the noise and bluster about the "party") would never set rivers on fire, even if the dear people should houor them witli the organisation and distri bution of all the offices In the Common wealth. Once over the river, and there w:ia an other delay of several minutet. The death of the State Printer has left a brief but Important vacaiey, aud any amount of patriots are "buzzing" the Governor is that a good word? for tbe opportunity to sacrifice their lives in the position. The Governor's ap pointing power lu the matter, according to woman's logic and the sunt ruling of common sense among men, would ex tend till the time was up for v. hich the decedent was elected; but, unf rtunats ly for the facts, womanly logic is not applicable nt present to "overu mental affairs; and, as to common seiie among men, it is tbe scarcest of all c nraod I ties, when sought where it is most needed among the Judges of tbe Su prtne Court. On the day of which we are writing, a prominent citizen, a printer and voter, was "buzzing" the Governor guess it's a gno l wi-rd upon the sidewalk hard by tiie station (in the shade), and we knew he was seeking to walk in tbe Ieari man si.oes, wiucn, oi course, was !..;.!....,.. ....1 .l..l.f Wo nnnolnrlaxt we'd try it ton, and we began by roak- ing our best bow and asking the Gov- ernor for the office, thereby making tbe gentlemanly member of the favored sex who was seeking it look straight down his nose. We said: "Governor, if you want to do some thing which will make all the news paters speak out in your praise, and the womeu commend your administration, yon will appoint Mrs. Carter, widow of the late State Printer, to the office va cated by bu death. Tbe lady is a prac tical printer, &id entitled by every law of right aud justice to the position." The Goveruor frankly answered that he would prefer to give the office to the lady name I rather than to any man in the State, ami lie would do so if he could fiud the least constitutional au thority for so doing. We urged that the appoiutmeut was not elective now. Tbe ci rcomstances of tbe case had taken it from election by the people and placed it in tbe appoint ing, power of the Governor. If it was constitutional for him to appoint women to clerkships, it was clearly so for him to appoint a woman in this case. He feared that a majority of tbe Su preme Court would decide differently, and so do we. Tiie sense of justice to ward woman that can be found in tbe Supreme Court of Oregon, as at present constituted, could find ample room to dance quadrilles on the point of a cam- brio needle. Tbe gentleman who was "buzzing" it's a splendid word interfered, saying if the Governor wanted.to raise a stone wall of opposition against himself, he'd better try appointluK a woman to the office. 4 " Why ?" we asked, lereely. "Because," admitted our friend, "he can't afford to give such a position to any person who cannot vote." The reader may be assured that we didn't lose this opportunity to innke a point. Aud, in conclusion, we asked the genllemau if this oue admission was uot an unanswerable argument in favor of Woman Suffrage. Tbe train same along at Ibis juncture, and we were left to await tbe further action of tbe Governor with what pa tience we could command. Tbe joyous, busy, blossoming Spring time was exulting lu tbe height of its glory as we sped along through the gladsome sunshine. The ride to Mil waukle was ashoit one, aud when we dismounted at the station we were met by a horse and buggy, under the guid ance of Master Grant Will, with w!:oru we enjoyed a pleasant drive to the home of the Luelliugs, where a warm welcome awaited us, and where the lime flew by ou the wings of conversation till the lecture hour, when a goodly audience convened at tbe German church to listen to the tlit me, "Sigus of the Times." Tbe best of order and harmony pre vailed. Many friends tvere present who have stood by our work from its begin ning; and tho respectful consideration (of Die public was gratifying to witness, i Mr. Luelling's fruit trees are over- loaded "l with bloom, and a walk through grouous in tne npnnpime is a ''ireiasie t-i i uradise. Mr. and Mrs. Hendee, formerly of Portland, now live here, and their hillside home is also an Eden of beauty. Mr. J. H. Lambert also has a maguiflcent fruit farm, over looking tbe Willamette, and sloping to the water's edge. Mr. A. Luelling's beautiful farm is grandly situated, aud i pnseut indications it would seem ' 1.1... ..! I t xr: .. that fruit will come from Milwaukie this year in sufficient quantities to stock Portland. Tbe village proper grows but little. A Jewish lady keeps the store, and sap ports a husband who is conspicuous first for bis worthlcssness, and secoudly for his opposition to tbe rights of wom en. Mr. and Mrs. Miller keep a com fortable hotel in tbe building once oc cupied !y Bishop Scott's board i us school. Swine ran at large, and root up tho streets till they resemble a newly-dug potato field. No merciless pound law or other eity ordinance dis turbs the serenity of horses, kine or swine. Tbe bouses are i eat, tbe flower gardens tasty, and tbe fences good. A good sidewalk stretches from tbe village to the station, aboot three-fourths of a mile away tbe product of the labor of ladles, who gave entertainments to raise the means for its construction. Our stay was too short for more extend ed observations, but we enjoyed the little visit intensely, and especially con gratulate the woman movement that it has so many allies here, to champion the cause. A.S.D. May 8, 1880. WA3TS A HEW PABtT. Ti the Editor or the New Northwest: I was a quiet observer of the acts, facts and fictions of tbe Oregon Repub lican State Convention, which without doubt selected excellent men as stand' ard-bearers tor the coming campaign, had some hopes that tbe Republican party of Oregon would proclaim a plat form that would be a benefit to the State and tbe nation, having iti view tbe enlarging of the immunities of our citizeus and pledging them a better pro tection in their inalienable rights. tbe Republicans of Oregon bad declared in their platform that the State Legisla ture cannot delegate any of the law making authority to corporate bodies, churches or individuals, it would have dons more to restore peace aud harmony in the rioting cities that are now daily imprisoning men under their vagrant and other bull-dosing ordinances, than all of tbe acts of tbe Republicans of the State and Nation during the two last ad ministrations. Another feature of their platform should have been to condemn in an unmis taken manner tbe present practice of farming tbe Indian agencies out to tbe several churches. If tbe Re publicans of Oregon bad done this, they could have prevented tbe Democracy of the country from putting them in a very awkward position in tbe present eam- paiKI1 anJ they conjj .ve secured the ! ... . - . .. liberal vote of Oregon, that gave Wbit aker an even thousand votes above the other candidates that were upon tbe ticket with him two years ago. In tbe Convention there were a fine lot of fellows, lu a "military point of view a large preponderance of tall, slen der men, many from six feet to six feet six inches in bight, with very light chests aud small lungs, a structure that denotes a tyrannical disposition and if the candidates of their creation should be beaten at tbe polls next June, it might well seem to Instruct us all that a little more obesity and good nature might help even a politk-al party in time of need. That unauimous Blaine resolution Is certainly som indication of a species of monomania similar to the times of the Paris Commune, and is not likely to be of any benefit to Blaine or the Republican party of tbe country. If tbe Convention had instructed for some quiet, unobtrusive man from an orderly community, it might in the end have been much better, even if it bad cooled their enthusiasm a little. We have the satisfaction of knowing that by the putting iu of tbe Republican Spring crops, tbe soils of Oregon will produce a bountiful harvest of weeda which the Chicago Convention can plough under and Insure grand returns next November in this State. There seems to be some dissatisfaction in both parties, aud mauy are anxiously wishing that a third party would some how spring into existence, and the only thing that is now seriously hindering some such movement is tbe want of an appropriate name. They all agree that the name should be something that will make men patriotic and honest that when spoken its very sound instantly produces an honest feeling in tbe bosoms of all mankind. Having made names and tbelt meanings a study, I respect fully suggest tire name of Pelagion, a name that In its meaning cannot possi bly be misconstrued, like Republican, Democrat, Mormon, or religion. The word Pelagion would be square and honest in Its psychological sound and in its effect upon tbe intuition and emo tions of its votaries. It would nol, per haps, please many as well as tbe faiths and fictions of the past, and yet might have a teudency to make men much better than they now are and allow tbe last and most perfect of the handiwork of tbe Great Architect of the universe to vote. O. P. Henry. Roselawn Farm, W. T. Mrs. Marion Dudley recently made an mldre.-s on Woman Sufirage before a Committee of the Wisconsin Legisla ture, and it was so well liked that the Legislature ordered a thousand copies to b- Tinted for tbe use of the members. We acknowledge receipt of an invita tion to be present at the second arir.ua! meeting of Pacific Coast Press A-socla-tlon, to be held at the Buldwin Hotel, San Francisco, the 1st day of June. GEHEBAL MEWS. Major-General Heinlzleman is dead. The public debt was decreased $12,- 07S.070 in April. Crops n tbe South are several weeks behind last year. The House Postal Committee favors a double postal card. Ohio Republicans are for Sherman for tbe Presidency. Fourteen delegates from Tennessee to Chicago are for Grant. South Carolina and Arkansas Repub- Jicans instruct for Graut New York Germans violently oppose tbe uoniiualiou of Grant. New Jersey and Delaware Republi cans are 'reported for Blaioe. Washburne stye he is not a candidate, but is for Grant alt tbe time. It is said that Port OrforO has been selected for the Harbor of Refuge. New Hampshire Democrats have not instructed delegates to Ciuelooall. The National Bank of Paris, Ky., was robbed of $20,000 on the 4tb lost. Coal mines at Belleville, Mo., are closed, to bring tbe miners to terms. McArtbor, formerly postmaster of Chicago, is convicted of embezzlement. West Virginia is solid for Blaine. Anti-third term resolutions were adopted. Young Kallocb, for the murder of Chas. De Young, has been held for trial without bail. Governor Cornell of New York has vetoed tbe bill tasiog the capital of foreign banks. Again a bill Is before Congress to re imburse uen. Julio A. Sutter lor Jb.1 Sobrante ranch. w V. 8. export eseeed imports for the last year by $194,000,000. Excess last year, $284,000,000. The Long Branch Hotel at Alameda. Cat., is burned. Mary Spaulding, an employe, pertsned. Judire Dalneerfleld dropped dead yesterday on the bench In Sau Francisco while bearing a ease. Tbe soccessor to Postmaster-General Key will not be appointed until after tbe Chicago convention A Mormon church has been dedicated at Chicago by Jos. Smith, Jr. Polyg amy is not one of the tenets. Hay, the professional penmanship ex pert, thinks ex-Congressman King wrote the letter to Springer. Two men, supposed horse-thieves, were found on Tuesday hanging to a tree in Denton csunty, Texas. It is said the Philadelphia delegation to Chicago will break the unit rule, aud most of them vote for Btaiue. A West Point cadet writes that the corps has raised $1,000 to be used in fer reting out the Wbitaker mystery. Tbe Pardoning Board of Pennsylva nia has liberated tbe election bribers, and the newspapers are justly indig nant. Bosh, of Cleveland, Ohio, lo a com petitive test in London, has been awarded tbe palm for tbe best electric light. Tbe twenty-third quadrennial General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church convened on Saturday morning at Cincinnati. Fred Kelly, defaulter to tbe ML Holly National Bank In $33,000, bas been sen tenced to three years In tbe penitenti ary $11,000 a year. Some students of the Manhattan (Kansas) Agricultural Collese are under arrest, having been engaged in a sys tematic course of robbery. Wbitaker bas induced the Honse Committee on Commerce to recommend an appropriation of $40,000 for the Im provement of Yaquina Bay. A Texas mother, while inoane, tried to kill ber five children by driving knit ting needles into tbeir ears. One was killed aud two seriously injured. Samuel Kenny, of Farminglon, N. H., was killed on the 1st by bis father, Wm. Kenny. The son was protecting bis mother from tbe father's assault. Mayor Kallocb has bad M. H. De Young, surviving proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle, arrested for libel. and tbe examination is set for next Tuesday. Clemetehaw, who tt-stified that Chas. De Young fired at yoong Kalloeh, has been arrested ror penury, as It was shown that De Young's pistol was not discharged. Blaine recieved more votes in the Wisconsin Republican Convention than any other man, bat his opponents com bined to keep him from getting dele gates to Chicago. California Instructed her delegates to the Republican National Convention to vote for Blaioe first, last and all the time. Senator Booth was endorsed for the Vice-Presidency. The emigration from Europe to the United States Is Increasing, trench newspapers say 250,000 persons are waiting means of transportation to America. Ou Saturday, 4,381 persons arrived at New York from Europe. A rr,y of masked Kentuckians tried to kiil one Powell, the principal ailness iu a murder casr, who refused lo leave the country for a bribe. They attacked his house, and oue was shot dead, and three others struck down with an axe. Three of tbem are under arrest. Tne San Francisco Supervisors have adopted a report charging Mayor Kal locb witli various misdeeds, and order ing commencement of It-gal proceedings against him. Kalloeh put the motion to adopt the report, and was not ruffled, coriMiluriug only the dignity of his po sition. I. i t.-tiroated by competent person, that, s K ir.pi 's crops promise to be htrge, the Tailed States cannot export the usual amount of grain, and' that our immense acreage thii year will leave us a surplus'of 100.000,000 bush els ou hand, after satisfying the home and foreign demand. The President has vetoed tbe defi ciency bill, ou the ground that legisla tion should not be tacked on to appro priation bills, as it tends to deprive the executive of that equal and Independent exercise of .discretion and judgment which the Constitution contemplates. He has approved the army and fortifi cation appropriation bins. John F. Swift, the Pacific Coast mem l.er of the Chinese Com mission, says Secretury Evnrts "does not anticipate that there will lie any serious obstacles in obtaining for the pre-eminently Im portant topic of ClitufSe immigration a disposition by the Chinese Government compilable with the just interests of ! tbe Ptcirlc C'oa-t." It is not Intended ' to exclude those who come fir trade, I e,luca1 curiosity and commerce, but tiiD inmiiiK V UBB iv.iMriir.il Ml c VJ ire kept away "by ail the baiiu rs that di plomacy can secure." The iSii'tcrton Appeal is the title of a new paper soon to be issued at Silverton by Mr. H. G. Guild, formerly of the Hills boro nrjcpu.ilent. Tills gentleman Is a taleii'.ed and able j inr.ahst, und wi'l doubtless furuish that section with a paper of which the people may well be ' proud. IFW8 ITEMS. STATS AHD TBRR1TORIAI. Roseburg's school-house It to be im- proven. There will be 17 graduates of the State University this year. The Seattle barrel factory is tbe larg est in tbe United States. Troorlas county's pablie schools are in a flourishing and satisfactory condi tion. Real estate transactions in Douglas county show a great activity to ousi- Ruildiner is iirnsrressine In Waila Walla as fast as lb lumber can be pro cured. Seven families in tne vicinity of Oak Grove keep a school of 23 pupils flour ishing. The Seattle Coal Company shipped 16,275 tons of coal to San Francisco dur ing April. School District No. 30. Walla Walla county, will build a new school-bouse at a cost of ?! m. Washington county wheat looks re markably well. Tbe acreage is much, larger tban usual. Revival meetings under the auspices of the united orthodox eborcbes are in progress at Eugene. Mr. Jas. A. Yantis has taken charge of tbe Corvallis Gazette, and will con duct it with ability. The primary department of tbe Hills- boro public school contains 70 pupils and employs two teachers. A town named Ritzviile is to be laid out on the farm of Philip Ritz, on the Northern l'acinc Itailroad. The British Colombia Lonatie Asy lum is crowded, and tbey want lo send tbe overplus to Steilacoom. Tbe ship Roxellanna, from Taeoma to Melbourne, bas taken on 1,287,127 feet of lumber, the largest cargo ever leaving the Sound. Yamhill Democrats have nominated A. Shuck for State Senator, and W. E. Fentou, Wm. Galloway and J. L. Fer guson for Representatives. Mrs. Spaulding, relict of the late H. H. Spaulding, of missionary fame, died last Wednesday at the house of Rev. J. S. Griffin, Hillsboro, aged 73 years. Clackamas Democrats have nomi nated H. E. Hayes for Stale Senator, and D. F. May, John Lewellen, H. Mc Gugin and Wm. Jack for Representa tives. Tbe waterspout which occurred on Five Mile Creek, In Eastern Oregon, one day last week, covered the garden of R. S. Thompson with sediment to the depth of two feet. Postal changes for the Pacific Coast last week : Established Hi, Columbia county, W. T., iu. I Hemingway, post master; Rickford, Spokan county, V. T., Mrs. Ruth Fa rnu worth, postmaster. The Republican County Convention ofYatnbill County made tbe following nominations: State Senator W. J. MeConuell. Representatives L. Laiigh lis, D. O. Durham, and James McCain. County Cierk J. J. Speueer. Sheriff J. M. Kelly. A woman of Kansas City, Mo., claim ing to be Mrs. Broomfleld, says Broom- field and ti e woman accompanying bim. who were murdered recently in Eastern Washington, were not mar ried, bat that she was bis stepson's wife, with whom he bad eloped. It is be lieved that Thomas, who killed the o!d man and bis young paramour, is Mrs. Broomfield's nephew. The Republicans of Oregon City made clean sweep on Monday, electing every man on the ticket by a good ma jority. Mr. Tbos. Charman is Mayor; J. H. BtncKier, Treasurer; at. Atney, City Attorney; Marshal, John Kelly; Assessor, 1. A. Bacon ; Keoonler, Wm. Wbltlock; Cboncllmen, W. E. Pratt, A. J. Apperson. M. A. Stratum, George B rough loo, J. R. Morton, G. A. Hard ing, Jacob Madder. F0REI8X SEWS. War between Russia and China ap pears nearly certain. Earl Cowper has beep appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Nothing can be learned of the ship . Atlanta, supposed to be lost. There are art exhibitions open iu both London and Paris at present. Chinese in Hongkong have subscribed liberally to tbe Irish famine fond. The immigration of skilled workmen to America from England continues. Over 7,000 iron-workers are on strike in North England against a Ave-percent reduction. Large fires are reported in Radoanysii aud Nesnerofi, Russia. Over 200 fami lies are homeless. Tbe Austro-Hungarian ambassador at London will be withdrawn, having beeu too scornful in speaking of Gladstone. General Stewart bas taken charge of British forces in Afghanistan, General Roberts retaining a divisional com mand. Chilean vessels bombarded CaMao od April 22.1, causing much damage and nearl; destroying the Peruvian corvette Union. The coaling-station established at Golfo Dulee by a United States steamer is worrying both Costa Rca and Co lombia. The Prill Mall Gazette does not pro pose to allow tbe United States to have anything to say in the matter of a canal across llffe Isthmus. The Royal Academy banquet was eiveu in London on Monday. Bret Harte made a humorous speech, aud was loudly cheered. The British Columbia Parliament proposes to put a toll on riee passing over the roads of that country, thereby affecting Chinese laborers. The vessel which left Philadelphia recently, under the suspicion of carry ing munitions of war to Cuba, has turned up near Crete, and a revolution is impending. Chung How, the Chinese ambassadrr to Russia who contracted tbe treaty at Levadia, will be decapitated not for any crime, but because he was unable to accomplish more. Why should we, tbe people of the Pa cific Coast, any longer be pestered with worthless nostrums made fifty years ago eait cf the Rocky Mountai us, and that, too, by i rsons who never even knew c!:em'try by Its name proper, much less its on,l!-rful workings? This question siip.'esteil itself years ago to Wm. Pfun der, r-if only operative chemist In Ure- I i.i. Tne result was that this gentie innn :ii r!ieii himself to a great ard I iftl.or.s rt search of the difiereut vegeta tions growing iu immense iiinn""" in Hie F'ate, but shedding until his iij.-oxeries all their virtues from year to year to mother earth. Hie tedious reseaiclies, kcientiflc applications s'ud proper combinations culminated in the prndii'-tiou known to-day as the Oregon Blond Purifier a purely vegetable com pound, ready for use, and very efficient tn almost all Liver complaints and Kidney disorders. Ask your druggist tor it.