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..MAY 13, 1880. A JIa Sleeting; Tor All Women lib Wnut to Vote. A Man Meeting for all women who want to vote will be Held at Farwell Hall, No. MS Mad lson street, between Clark and La &Kle, Chi cago, m., Wednesday, Jane 2d, 180, at 10 A. x.. iao ami 8 p. nf Kverj woman In the United Stales who sees or bean of this call Is isost earnestly Invited to be present at the meeting, irthls l impos sible, ne l urged to aend a letter or a postal card, with her name and wlah expressed In her briefest and strongest manner, addressed to Euuhth Cast Stamtok, President W. & A., No in 'West Lake St., Chisago, IIL Letters or postals sore to reach Chicago on June M, can be addressed to Farwell Hall Now, let as reeetTe at least SUM metals. and let) them be tent In ample time to reach our meeting at Harwell Hall In The best speakers In the United Slates will be present. Oar delegate will proceed from this meeting to the Itepabllean Nominating Convention, to present oar demand for their Insertion of the following plank: Resolved, That the right of suffrage inheres In the dtlaen of the United States, and we pieugs ourselves io secure res to secure iioUeliua In the b right to all eitlseas. Irrespective mendment to the National Uou- exercise ot wis ngni to ail of sex, by an amendment bihuuoo. Let ns meet together, and by overwhelming force of numbers show our earnestness and our determlnatioB to secure for ourselves the acknowledged right of self-coversment. SCSAX B. AsTKOKY, Vlce-rres. at Large, N'. W. a A. . Matilda Jositn Qaqu, Chairman Kiecutlve Coco. N". W. S. A. All papers friendly to woman's demands are requested teeopy this calL Women are avsry where urged to give It wide circulation. PEOGEESB OPJTHE P0E1HMJE. The political porridge in the different State kettles is already growing Lot enough to badly burn the Queers of some of tbe candidates who fain would eat of it. There is evidence, too, that- many of tbe ingredients are so badly raised as to form an unwieldy sediment, which h being rapidly soorohed against the sides of one of the kettles ; for there arises a nauseating odor from the depths of the simmering mess in the Supreme Judges' cauldron which proves clearly that Purchaser Kelly and Imbecile l'rim hare already stuck fast to the sides of it. A huge spoon, labeled, "Must Purchase Republican Elector," is vigorously om ployed by Moss of the Mercury in press ing Purchaser Kelly against the sides of the kettle, while Imbecile Prim is puz zled with a tribulation that worketh no patience as he sticks fast to tbe bottom, weighed down under a toad of unpalata ble truths' which he cannot dislodge, and which, aB the fires burn hotter and hotter, will scorch him more and more severely, till his porridge, will surely be ruined. It already has a distinctive odor of stale eggs and bad effigies about it, and more than one good Democrat has assured the writer that he will never eat porridge in which a Judge is cooked who slanders ladies and then pelts them with eggs for retorting with the truth. The porridge of Messrs. Waldo, Lord and Watson is cooking splendidly, and that of M. C. George is almost done. Whitaker is so busily engaged in oppos ing the rights of women in the balls of Congress with his unwieldy ladle tbat he has no time to join in stirring his part of the porridge ; but his aid is not needed, as the ingredients he furnishes are so light tbat they are all babbling away In empty froth. A great many cooks, good, bad and indifferent, ore engaged in preparing tbe general porridge, and, with I lie ex ception of tbe unsavory mess in the Prim and Kelly kettle, the prepared ar ticle bids fair to be palatable, no matter which mess may be accepted first at tbe public table. "SPAKE THE BOYS." Under the above heading, the Stand ard of Tuesday morning sounds a nole of alarm, calling the attention of the public to the uses to which messenger boys are pat. Reference is specially made to the habit of sending them with messages to and from houses of ill repute. They are also used for running errands for the occupants of these bouses. While such services ofe in . demand, and payment therefor Is promptly made, yet children are not the proper ones to aat as messengers, and the matter should be attended to. While going to and from the bouses, tbe boys have phases of life revealed to them to which they should be strangers. It Is bad enough for those who have arrived at years of discretion to know of tbe glided sins that lure the youth of every city ; but "do one has a right to corrupt the morals of h young boy by thrusting him on the path of immorality at an age whs such a step may prove tlie down fall and eternal ruin of one who other wise would have proven an honored and respectable man." Tho Oregonian also denounces the messenger system. A year ago the Standard was remark able for vulgarisms, low wit, and double enteadres; but it has made great lot' provemeut, and is now found chart) pioaing a movement for moral reform Readers of the Oreffonian and tbe Bee will entertain strange fancies about tbe veracity of the former Journal, which went out of its way to advertise the latter a ? -, f.,r debt, and then made no attempt to corrwjt its misstatements when tbe Bee appeared ou time, as us ual. Tbe Ortgcmian is a aliens; paper, uscaeu oy a uank and a i u other monied monopolies of the .t. , hut It will yet find that it Is t,ol ... , enough to thrive by taking UD(,r j vantages of a competitor iu Journalism Its fiat, that tbe "weaker must co to tho wall," oaunot always prevail ; for there is snowier iaw-tuat quite as often triumphs "the stone whieh the bulk! era rejected balb become tbe head of the corner." E S. McOomas, of the Mevalain Sen Unci, retires from the newspaper bus!- Ha has been a racy and inuepend cut wrller.wbose editorials weshall miss. A "SET-BAOE." Saye the Olyinpla Standard : The question of Woman Suffrage had an un- expteted set-back In Albany, New York a short time ago. Tbe legislature of that State had extended the right, to women to vote on school matters, and, when the i l eel ton was held, less than forty females cast ballon. Whether the Standard means cattle, oats or women by tbe term "females," we do not pretend to decide. Neither can we understand how It Is that Wom an Suffrage lias had a "set-back" in Albany, New York, by the vote of "leas than forty females" oa tbe school ques tion. Really, Uie New North we.-t is en couraged. One of tbe heaviest bludg eons which our orrnouenU bavo ever wielded has been the cry that women would neglect everything else if onee allowed even partial possession of the ballot, and, rushing pell-mell for the polling plaeea, spend tbe remainder of their days in voting, voting, voting! Pictures of aeh-strewu hearthstone, no kempt children, frenzied hueba. J( neg lected socks, buttonlesa shirts aud poor dinners have been painted oft upon our fancy, while women, with hair dishev eled and voices at doable key, have dis turbed the erewhile serenity of tbe ballot-box, which would never more rest in its primal harmony and peaceful silence. Bat a change comes over tbe spirit ol our vision now. The proof has been put to thereat, and lo and behold I this bar rowing vision Is but a myth, and "less than forty females east ballots," and, for ought we know, even these were not women ! It our opponents possess their souls iu patience. Let all eneb "set-backs' reassure tbem. Tbe halluciouflon un der which they long have labored need worry them no more forever. They have but to remove the obnoxious laws that restrict tbe exereise of every worn an's inalienable right to use tbe ballot or let it alone at her option, ami Woman Suffragists will be satisfied. The next Legislature of New York will give Woman Suffrage a grander "set-back" yet; for tbe revolution, once begun, can never go backward, and tbe "right to vote on school matters" will be so amended as to Include tbe right to vole on all questions. Let tbe "set-back" go on. Later. Since the above was in type, the telegraph bring news of a further "set-back" by the present New York Legislature, the Senate, by a vote of 17 to 14, having "pasted the concurrent resolution to amend the Constitution so as to extend tbe electoral franchise to women." WOMElBEAD. We to-day publish the call of the National Woman Soffrage Association, to which we iuvlte special attention. Qalte a number of ladles have asked us to give tbe form of the petitiou to be forwarded on their postal cards. The following is sufficient, though of course any lady can use her own language: To the National Rkptbucak Nohtxat- aa Dsxbgatioh, tjj Convnmox Assoc- blsd :-The undersigned respectfully entreats you to Insert a plank In your platform, declar ing that women citizens should be allowed tbe electoral franchise. blOKED. , Posto91re, (County), Htato Dated , . In addressing the other Conventions, use tbe word "Democratic" or "Green back Labor," Instead of "Republican.' Direct all these communications, wheth er by letter or postal card, to Elisabeth Cady Stanton, No. 476 West Lake street, Chicago, III. Now, ladies, when you read this, dou't delay one minute, but go to work at once ami write and mail your card or letter. A thousand such should bail from Oregon and quite as many from Washington Territory, iou will hear from tbem if yon will write. Let Cali fornia do Iter duty, and from Nevada, Idaho and Montana let tbs still but earnest voice of your pleading reach the central strongholds of the law-making power. No time Is to be lost, but if you write at once the card will reacb tbe Conventions. From the Walla Walla WatcJnnan of the 7 lb instant we get this pointed par agraph : "Two respectable looking middle-aged women met us last Friday evening and almost sadly asked, 'Mis ter, can't you tell as where we could get a room to stay at least over night We tried to rent one all day, but railed.' We were at a loss to know wbitber to direct them, at the spur of the moment, but had they beeu women of bad re pute, dressed up to kill, they would no doubt have been snugly quartered fif teen minutes after they arrived. Bat let us build another church and praise Him from whom all blessings flow." An exchange says tbat "Miss Lenia Ambrose of Applegate has just oom pleted a quilt which contains 0,220 pieces." While Miss L?nla might have put in her time at something more hurtful, she certainly could have found something more useful aud lets foolish to occupy her spare minutes. Her in dustry and perseverance are worthy, but the object to whieh she applied ber good qoalities is trivial. B. A. Morton. President of the Na tional Liberal League, ha been arrested in Bl. Louis ou a charge of forgery, He claims that it is a case of mistaken identity. The religious press will now have an onnortuuitv to reply to IUC Liberal patters, which have freely crltl eieed the short comings of erring minis ters. We acknowledge the receipt of tbe wedding cards of our good friends, Chas. B. Hopkins, editor aud publisher of the Palouse Gazelle, and Miss J.,k- Daven port, daughter of John Djvenp rt, Eq , all of Colfax, W. T. The y.iung c .ople have our hearty congratuiti. :. ai-d beet wishes for their Iisj.i.;-.. and prosperity. WOHAN 8LTFBAGE KILLED. At tbe conclusion of tbe Democratic County Convention at Union on tbe 1st Instant, tbe nominees for the Legisla ture were called upon to express their views on the 'question of Woman Suf frage. Tbe fourth-termer, D. Wright, candidate for State Senator, belched forth such a brilliant oratorical effort against tbe demands of women, and so effectual ly showed the absurdity and proved tbe fallacy of their claims to In dividuality and consequently to equal ity, that tbe woman movement, which has been constantly growing lu power, will now immediately collapse. A cor respondent at Union sends us a verbatim report of the e!-qnerrf and Injir- that Is to render the name f Wright famous, and to make Susan B. Anthony, Elisa beth Cady Stanton, T. W. Higglnson and other lights of tbe Woman Su ft rage cause mourn their blunder in having espoused the heresy of hunan freedom. Uueasy must rest the corpse of Garri son, having for three score years borne the spirit of a fauitic; and troubled must bs ibe Uut of the framers of the Declaration of Independence, they hav ing declared all men created free and equal, without excepting "big niggers" even. We yield unconditional surren der to tbo sage of Union, and, that others may no longer grope in darkness, we give bis eflort to tbe world. It is racier aud more convincing than the late attempts of his colleague, Francis Parkman, ta the same direction. It is a eootrlbulion to literature as well as to political oratory. Here It is: Mr. l'rlsidlnt, Gentleman and Wlmmln I have boon called upon to give my views upon the wlmmln question. Mr. l'rlsidlnt, I am a IHmecrat, always has been a Dinieerat, and, feliur-clUsens and wlmmln, I expect to die a Dinieerat. 1 am in favor of widen with coll dren voten in school meetens. In llquer meet ens, and slch. But, Mr. PrUldlnt and gentle man, I is aposed to my wife waiken up by the side of a big nigger and voten. I dont want my wife degraded In no slch way. Mr. IrUl- dint, I lore the wlmmln because my aunt's uncle was a wlmmln, but I cannot degrade them by given them the filthy ballet. No, Mr. Prlsidint, no, never! 1 hope every person un der tbe sound of my votes will be satisfied that I am aposed to wlmmln voteu. WOMAXjS WOBK. A lodge of Good Templars was organ ized in this city on Tuesday evening, which is claimed as peculiarly woman's work. Mrs. Rosa M. Martin, well known in this city iu temperance work, was the moving spirit in the orgaulsa tiou. Tbe elegant officers' regalia was prepared by ber hands, 'the cost being borne by two voung men, whom, in company with a number of others, Mrs. Martin designates as her "boys." The charter list contained 29 names, and the applicants were for the greater part of foreign birth, being Danes, Swedes aud Germans. Most of them are steady and industrious young mechanics, who feel the need of social amusement and en joyment, and seek It in this organisa tion. By particular request of the can didates, Mra. C. A. Coburn was organiz ing officer, and the ceremonies, which were carefully and intelligently con ducted, were witnessed by a large num ber of the members of tbe Order. Tbe Lodge is known as Pace Vale Lodge No. 349, aud will meet on Tuesday even ing of each week at Good Templars' Hall, corner of Third and Alder streets, Tbe co-operation of all good and earnest temperance workers Is cordially solic ited. Tbe following members were in stalled In the various offices for the ensuing quarter: Mrs. Roea Martin, W. C. T. : Mrs. M. A. Howe, W. V. T. : T. E. Rockfellow, W. 8. ; H. Filzpatrick W. F. S-; CO. Thompson, W. T. Mrs. A. Freborn, W. C. ; G. Webster, W. M. ; A. A. Holbereon, W. I. G. ; G Feasting, W. O. G. ; B. LandreUi, W. R, II. S. ; C. Marlon, W. L. H. S. ; T. M. RIggeu, W. A. B. ; Mrs. M. Smith W.D. M.; J. Freborn, P. W. C. T.; Mrs. N. S. Rockfellow, L. D. F0EEIGH NEW8. Tbe distress in Ireland continues. Persecution is driving the Jews from H,us6la. Tbe Albanians have issued a declare tiou of Independence. Beieium objects to receiving; the ex peiieu lteneu Jesuits. An unknown steamship is reported wrecked on Prince Edward's Island. The greater part of West Hunirarr bus beeu devastated by a hall-storm. Turkey fears England will Insist on a complete execution of tbe Berlin treaty. No onncregallon in France has yet applied for authorization under the uew laws. The Y. M. C. A. of London lias nur- chased Exeter Hall for the Central As sociation. The King of Slam makes the sadden ing assertion that he will stay at home. and not go visiting. English operatives In eottou goods will strike unless a ft ve-per-cent ad vance is granted in wages. The men have resumed work at a re duction of five per cent In moat of the strike centers of England. Beetles and locusts In a larval state have been found In Russia, and have caused great alarm for tbe crops. Tbe Union steamer American, from tbe Cape of Good Hope to Southampton, has foundered, but no lives are reported lost. Turkey's treasury Is empty. Tbe Porte has been compelled to seize tbe pension funds for foreign, postal and telegraph employes. Tbe British have bombarded and cap tured Batanto, on tbe west coast of Africa, because of ill-treatment of Brit ish subjects by natives. While Bismarck's foreign policy has made bim near to tne rrussiaii people, yet his domestic actions prevent bis be ing in uarmony wuu uis countrymen Tbe neonle of Bltlls, Turkey, have re belled, because tbe eereals In the town have been ordered to a famlnustrlcken district Bitlls is but poorly supplied itself. A duel in Mexico bctwien Sffior Paz, oAttnr nf thn Patria. and S-fior Sim, editor or La IAbertad, resulted in the tatter's death. Tbe former is a member of Congress, and the latter was Secretary of the Senate. Tho Ashland Tiding speaks very highly of tbe effort of M. C. George as au orator in tbat city. "YOTJES TEULY" ON HOUSE-! 0LEANIHG. To tbo readers of the New" Nokth- wiitrr who may have oscaslonally in quired for tho undersigned during her long absence from the field of newspaper correspondence, Yours Truly comes with her profoundest oblesance, battered hands, aud a chapter on house-cleaning. The Governor had been rheumatic and cross, and Jim (who is tbe proud father of two boys now) had been cautious about Yours Truly' health, nnd mother had been ailing, and baby number one had been teething, nnd baby number two had hail the colic, nnd it never would stop raining and, taken alto gether, It k cased as iftj f?.r'.r,.,".r eleauiog would ie delayed till the Au- tumn, with a fair prospect then of post poning it indefinitely. But the carpets were dusty aud the paint was soiled, and some of the door-knobs were off, aud tbe rugs were getting ragged, and the kitchen tloor-step was broken, and the pump was out of order, and the cook-stove was ohoked lu the flue, and the stove-pipes In the up-stalrs looms were all rusty, and the windows nil over the house were smoked, nnd the cur tains were dingy, and tho ceilings were ditto, and the plastering was cracked, and the wall paper was soiled. And yet would you believe It, Mrs. D.? the men folks, from the Governor in tbe best room to tbe Chinaman In tbe kitchen, aud from Yours Truly's adora ble Jim to Dentils O'Flaherty, the chief of the gangof "wur-r-kin'-men" who've been nursing a job of "slashing" all Winter, at the price of a dollar per day to the hand, with board and lodging at the expense of tho carpels and the taint aud the smoked windows, and the broken door-step, and all the other etceteras thrown in tliesousof women, as you sometimes call 'em every one declared up aud up, every time the sub ject was mentioned, that the house dldu't need oleanlug that there wasu't any dirt to speak of, and they didn't be lieve lu upeettiug everything just to please the whims of women. Yours Truly bore It for a whole month after the house-cleaning fit was on her, just to see if tlie men could ever learn to acknowledge the presence of dirt But they didn't, and the last Monday in April came round, and the reigning powers showed no signs of yielding, and Yours Truly-grew desperate and brought dowu her foot 1 Not that she's a terma gant, Mra. D., but she's determined not to live in dirt if she can help It, for it's bad enough In all conscience to look for ward to being buried iu it after you're dead. "You'll hove the whole house upset for a month, aud there'll be no sueb thing ns comfort anywhere!" growled the Governor, lu response lo the em phatlc foot. "See here, Governor do you think I'll clean the house for fun ?" deliber ately asked Yours Truly, looking Into hi- eyes with a quiet dignity that would have made Samantba Allen blush with envy. "Of course you do I" was the unrea sonable reply. "Women are a queer lot auybow never happy unless they're up lo their eyes in soap suds and splatter work, and driving the tired men to the woodshed to take a bile of cold vlluale off the heads of old pork barrels." "Then, sir, please be charitable enough to give us up for one week in fifty-two to tbe enjoyment that will bring us pleasure," replied Yours Truly, as she tied up her Irisaes in a towel and rolled back ber sleeves and began tbe annual raid that makes the sex happy, Mother agreed to keep the babies in her room while the rest of the houso was being upset a very easy matter in regard to number two, but quite tbe r' verse In number one's case, as was many times proved before the week was over. Yours Truly has long had a theory about house-cleaning, and on this occa sion was firmly resolved to put it in practice; bo it was decided that tbe work should begin in the kitchen and back parch and woodshed. Calcimin ers, palntersand carpenters were engaged to begin the work at once, and, In order that they might uot be hindered in their labor?, the cook-stove was cleaned and pat up temporarily iu the dining. room, and overy movable article was carried by Yours Truly and the China' man (against the latter's protest) from pantries, sinks, closets and cupboards aud placed at haphazard on the side board, on the floor, on the window-sills aud on tho mantel-piece, lou never know how much a kitchen contains till you undertake to give It a thorough cleaning. When tho field men came In to dinner tho first day, they were disposed to be philosophical. Thoy ate their dinner in a hurry, and were soon out of the way of tho renovators, who dldu't come Maybe Youra Truly wasu't mad ! But, according to the Governor's logic, she was "happy," and she tried to endure the ecstasy of the situation io silence, Aud she washed the windows and upset the rooms iu tbe second story to hurry the work along ; aud at the end of two days tho oalcimlniug was done in the kitchen. But the mint was not dry, and it was two days longer before the cook-stove was up again and tbe pantry shelves In place and the doorstep mended and the pump rejwlred and the new dootlock put on. By thnt time the diulug-room was In obaos and the parlor and first floor bed-rooms like wise. The paper-hangers could not af ford to make two jobs of tbe rooms, they I said, and so for two days more there was not a settled snot except the kitchen, and that was overrun with din lug-room furniture aud paint bucket, "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I" roared the Governor, 'and notbingdono! Women are never happy unless they keep a house-cleaning job like this lu soak for a month or mors! I'll bet myhead you won't get through with this muss before Juno !" Mother looked on in meek silence, as she bad done for a third of a century whenever tbe Governor was ou a tirade; but Yours Truly, who is a ohlp off the paternal hloek, wasn't meek to any ex tent, so sue brought down her foot again. "Ill have you to understand, sir," she said, loftily, "that this delay is not the fault of Yours Truly, but of tho sex that by your showing never procrastinates." "But you said you'd only tear up one room at a time," said tbe Governor; "and here's a dozen iu a state of prime val chaos !" "Never mind him, dear," exclaimed Yours Truly's adorable Jim, who provi dentially appeared at this juuoture; ''tho meu have their part of the work well on the way now, and they'll have it finished by to-morrow evening." But I can't get tbe carpels cleaned and nailed, the wirdow curtains washed aud up, aud tbe pictures hung and tbe beds aud furniture in place in one day, Jim." Why not?" growled the Governor. There's not an hour's work iu tbe whole of it !" "Suppose you try it, then, and give me a chauce to get a bath ami shed this old toggery and rest myself and relieve mother of tho care of the babies 1" Tiie Oovernor did uot eondeseeml to reply to this gentle hint ; but he limited away on bis gouty footolt still makes him furious to call it gout and slammed the door after htm. What with beating carpeU, washing windows, running errands for the paint ers, driving tacks, polishing stair-rods and andirons, cleaning picture frames, arranging furniture, aud overseeing everything, Yours Truly had ber hands full. Baby number one would dodge everybody's vigilance and dabble iu paint, ami number two would catch cold and cry with the colic; the China man was too thick-headed to go ou with his regular cook lug aud dishwashing without a great deal of spasmodic help from Yours Truly, and taken altogether her work was harder much harder than anybody but a woman would en dure for the sake of living in peace and Cleanliness, isut it was all over in a week, Mrs. D., though (softly be it whispered) there was a terribly busy Sunday thrown in. Wonder what tbe women will find lo make 'em happy fqr the year to come, now the house-cleaning's done!" said tbe Governor, when the long dining table was spread on Monday morning, with everything about it and in the room as neat as a new needle. We'll tie having tbe satisfaction of making our fathers and huabands com fortable, and giving them lees to grum ble about than they've had for a sea son !" hotly answered Yours Truly. "But where's your theory about clean- log one room at a time?" asked Jim, gently. "Gone to tbe winds, with ail my other pet fancies," replied Yours Truly. "Theorists may write books on the art of house-cleaning till doomsday, but no theory will ever bring calclmiuers to time, or hurry paint in the drying, or keep back the rain, or hang the wall paper, or beat and lay carpets, or bur nish stair-rods!" "Look at tbat ! It's advice lo hoose- keepers!" exclaimed the Governor, as he thrust a newspaper under Yours Truly's nose. "See how easily you might manage your business if you'd be methodical like a man." Babv number one kieked loose from his patent chair at this oriels, and bumped his nose on the table, thereby u peett 1 ug the Governor's temper through his lusty cries. Yours Truly believes she'd have hit somebody if she'd read that "advice to housekeepers" liefore the men got away and permitted her to quiet number one and coo' her temper. Here's what she read: - It wives aad mothers would render the house-cleaning season endurable to their bus bands and fathers, Ibey should remember that It is very trying on their nerves and tempers to come home to an unsettled, disorderly house. Let them when house-eleanlng upet only one room at a time, leaving all tbe rest In their usual order till their separate turns come. Many a man has been driven to drunkenness, or worse, by the discomforts of his home In house cleaning season. Ladies, never let your husbands know there is such a season. If you would preserve their love and constancy. Stufl and nonsense, Mrs. D. ! Yours Truly thought of her weary days and comfortless nights, of ber aching bones, and her general discomfort and annoy ance, of which men know comparatively nothing. She looked with oommiee ra tion upon ber worn and battered hauds, and thought ruefully of the delays that meu had subjected her to lu failing to be on time with their part of the work; cud then, while the fit was on her, sat down In the ohimuy corner and penned tue following auvioe to nuaoauus ami fathers: Keep within your sphere. A little more modesty wouldn't hurt you. House-cleaning is a thousand times greater trial to women than lo yourselves. The work Is too haid for tbem, and In Justice to thera you should mar shal a small company of men to do, not only the painting, papering and ealeimlning (the easiest part of It all), but the scrubbing, scour ing, lining, carpet-beating, nailing, tacking. window-washing, curtain and picture hanging. emptying old barrels, washing bedclothes and cleaning up back yatds. Too much advice to women, and too little help, is what's killiug us. But, If you cannot or will not take the above to heart and profit by It. you can, at least, avoid one fatal error that Is fast driving women to suicide. You can cease meddling with your advice in matters where your assist ance would be far more acceptable. It is bard enough in all conscience lor women to endure the wear and worry of bouse-eleaaing.witbout being beset annually by a re-bash of impracti cable advice from masculine writers who conldnt tell a cob-web from an oil stain, or a stair-rod from a poking stielc. "Let us have peace," Is the parting Injunction of Yochs Truly. Beaver Dam Farm, May 8, 1890. After the wives and mothers of men have become enfranchised, the Oregon- ion will speak as favorably of their "cawse" as It no w speaks of the Inalien able rights of negroes. Maryland's delegation to Chicago Is not instructed for any candidate. PB0H" THE CAPITAL. Salkm, May 8th, 1SS0. TO tbi Kbtios or thi .NW SoimnrBi : Perhaps a few items from tne wij oi Churches may be acoeptahlo to your many readers. The warm days of last week brought forth vegetatiou rapidly ; and the bloom on the fruit trees, and tho many beautiful flowers iu the gar dens and at dwellings here, present a charming sight. Tho recent rains and high winds have been rather disagreea ble, aud mud again predominates In our streets and ou the highways. About all the Spring grain is sown, and it and the Fall wheat now present a fine prospect for an abundant crop. SILVERTOX AXD SALEM UAILCOAD. For over nine weeks past, surveyors and engineers have beeu running pre liminary lines between tbe two points, Salem and Sllverton. Reports were out for various routes, but no work was done on any one of them. Last week the O. A C U. It. magnates were here for an hour or two, and left without enlighten ing us on tlie road case. Three days afterward they ordered away their sur veyors and engineers, and that seems tbe last of the Sllverton and Salem Rail road. We have but little hope that this road or any part of it will be built this year or ever. There is really no need of two railroads passing Sllverton. One, well patronized, will be enough. TUE STATE FA IB. The prospects for the enduing State Fair are bright indeed. It is lo be hoped that this Fair can be held between showers, sud that the people iu attend ance will not be drenched in rain, as they have been for three years past. Tbe wise policy of tbe managers of the fair to exclude all whisky dens and lager beer saloons from the grounds da r in'g tbe week should encourage all tern perance folks aud all orderly persons to attend tlie fair this season. I hope tbat we shall have tbe very best fair this year tbat has ever been held on these grounds. The fine walks, parks and pavilions are in complete condition ; tbe chapel does credit to the Y. M. C. A of Portland in its fine new arrangements the grand stands and booths are In floe repair, and the whole presents a charm ing appearance. Tbe large increase of visitors from the States, umier the ef forts of Rev. Isaac Dillon, will add tbe revenues of tbe society, and it is hoped that all indebtedness against wilt be paid off at this fair. There are lots yet vacant for houses on the west encampment, aud plenty ot lumber at low rates to lie had for anyone wishing to build between now and the 1st of July and workmen ready to do the work. POLITICS. Polities is booming. In a short time the slander factories will be in working order, and charges will be brought up against each man for each office cer tificates and affidavits made to order and the candidates will hardly know themselves by the lime of the election. Some are too old, some are too young, and some don't know moeb, and so it runs. Some are afraid that our friend, M. C. George, if elected to Congress, could not be beard or noticed in tbat body, amidst each a galaxy of bright luminaries there, until his time would expire. Bat we will risk tbe case and elect him. Tbe factory has already manufactured the report tbat Hon. W. P. Lord, of this city, who is nominated on the Republi can ticket as obe of tbe three candidates for Supreme Judges for this State, Is in temperate. Those who have raised and circulated this report would seem to think that too much "tanglefoot" is an impediment to the success of a candi date for office in Oregon. This is like Satan reproving siu. But I can assure my friends tbat the report concerning Mr. Lord is false. While in the Union army as a brave soldier, be, as well as many other officers, indulged in tbe use of wine and beer. After he left the army, I am told, he occasionally in dulged socially, but not from any fixed or depraved habit, and for tbe last three or four years has abstained entirely from all Intoxicating beverages. He had taken a firm stand ou total absti nence previous to his late nomination. A due regard was had to the wishes of the great body of temperance and moral people of Oregon in the nominations of candidates. The temperance people bold the balaoce of power in this State, and their votes will tell at tbe eusniog elec tion. We want tempera nee legislation here at the next session in Salem. We waut tbe ballot plaeed In tbe bauds of our ladies on the liquorqueetiou. With tbat power at the ballot-box we shall win. It is not for me to enter Into a comparison of the diilerent candidates for office in both parties lu our State. My private opinions concerning some of them would uot perhaps change a single vote. But I hope tbat every temper ance voter in this State will be true to bis pledge not to vote for any one of tbe whisky ring for any elective office in this Stale this year or hereafter. David Nswaous. A trial wm made at New York last Friday of a newly-discovered proeess of making fabrics water-repellant. Goods of various kinds, Incliidlifg silks, bon net trimmings and kid gloves, were Immerenl In a solution of certain hydro carbon gums, and then dried in a high temperature without a fleeting tbe color or lustre of the fabrics. Tbe ar tides so treated were drenched with water in the presence of prominent citi zens, and were rendered neither damn nor limp. Goods which have received this treatment will receive ready sale In Oregon. The Purcell case shows that the Arch bishop and his brother, Father Edward Purcell,. while probably free from any intentional crime, were ignorant of all banking rules, and that their careless ness was so culpable as to be almost criminal. H2V8 ITBM8. SI TK A3(D Tbe railroad "boom" hat reached Solo. Tbe Blue Ribbon dob at Seio is nourishing. Dr. Chas. Herxoc, 0f w.iu Walla. died on tbe 1st lest. A ehurn factory is in operation at Dexter, Lane county. The lumber interests of Klickitat county eoutinue to increase. Tim fruit cron of the Sound country promises to lie unusually large. Tanttr'i & Sou. oi scio, nave receive i a 30-iuch Burnbam water wheel. Ti'nrtv.eiirht convicts are now lu tbe Territorial penitentiary at Seatco. imn iiulnatrv near Port Iwn- send is reported as improving rapidly. Twt a Stuart has been eounrmed ai receiver of public moneys at Olym- pia. Polk county will be canvassed by tbe Greenback candidates for the Legisla ture. Mr. Francis A. Fowler, an Oregon pioneer, died In Columbia county iaet week. A Kentucky colony of six families and twenty-flve persons baa arrived at Van couver. A Chinaman at Astoria tried to kill A. J. Donaldson wtin a eieaver a iew days ago. At tbe Tscoma ( W. T.) town election. a few days ago, tbe old trustees were all re-elected. His iaWranh line is completed from Celilo to Day's place, along the O. R. A N. Co's roan. D. S. Baker and othef capitalists have sent agents into Spokan to boy great tracts oi land. The residence of Casper Hinkle, situ ated two miles west of Needy, was burned last week. A post office- is established at Helix, Umatilla eounty, with Mrs. Mary A. Simpson as postmaster. . Tbe narrow guage will be extended from Dallas to King's Valley If a sob sidy of $10,000 is raised. Freight on the bpper Willamette, from Independence to Portland, has dropped to $1 50 per ton. Tbe narrow gosge will reach Browns ville by tbe 16th of October, if $10,000 is presented to tbe company. C. F. Yeaton's store at Spokan Falls was recently burglarized to the extent of $330 in cash and $600 suttler's-ebeeks. Rev. B. T. Sharp, of the M. . Church (South), has just come out from the ast, and is engaged on the Dallas cir cuit. Tlie Attorian, in footing up the re sults of the storms of last week, finds tbe number of fishermen drowned to be thirteen. In Josephine county tbe miners are all busy and expect to do well. Tbe crops look well and promise an excel lent yield. At Astoria, on Tuesday, Wm. Wil liams shot Charles Mitchell twice, in flicting wonndd from which be can hardly recover. V steadv niw of population into Southern andKastern Idaho Is reported. It exceeds anything wbicn Ibe Terri tory has before known. The contract for building a court house at Walla Walla has been let to J. R. Addison for $44,310. It will be com pleted by November 1st. If tbe county seat of Polk county is moved to Independence, tbe eitizens in and near the town mentioned will do nate $10,000 to tbe county. A disastrous collision occurred off Cape Flattery on tbe Stb. between the barks Rainier and C. L. Taylor. Both are considerably damaged. The Democrats of Washington county have nominated W. H. II. Myers, Ira Purdin and J. C. Wethered for Repre sentatives in the Legislature. George Collins, for killing Clark Hamilton at Molalla, has been con victed of murder in the second degree and sentenced to the penitentiary lor life. An article from a welt informed source, in speaking of hops, says tbe most that can be boped for ou Puget Sound will be from 30 to 33 cents per pound. Mr. T. D. French, a sheep-raiser of Umatilla county, and said to be a quiet and peaceable citizen, was shot on the Ttb, by a herder named Murphy, and there is no hope for hie recovery. Three ladies have been appointed in this .State as census enumerators Annie M. Merrill, of Columbia county ; Aunie B. Reed, of Liiin county ; and Mrs. O. M. Murray, of Multnomah county. Ex-Governor Newell, of New Jersey, recently appointed Governor of Wash ington Territory, will not leave his home at Bordeutown for the Pacific Coast for several weeks, having import ant private business to transact. Ritzville, the uew town on tbe N. P. R. R , is named after Philip Ritz, Esq., a gentleman wbo has done very much In developing tbe interests of the North Pacific Coast. The location is 81 miles from Ainsworth, apd is in tbe heart of one of the finest wbeat growing sec tions of Washington Territory. Mr. Ritz himself has a farm of 8,000 acres uear the new town. There is a strong probability that the place will be made tbe eounty seat of a new county. A post office, with store and hotel, will be established at once. Mr. Ritz has the contract for grading ten miles of tbe road, amounting to some $35,000. He has purchased machinery auu com menced work with a targe force of men and teams. THE ltr.ON KIDNEY TEA. Read the following testimonials, not from persons 3,000 miles away, whom no one knows, but from well-known and trustworthy citizens of Oregon, whose names, written with their owu hands, can be seen at our office: Pendleton, dr., Jan. 12. 1880. Having suffered with my kidneys, 1 was induced to try tbe Oregon Kidney Tea, whieh relieved me iu a short time. I take pleasure in recommending it to the public as a safe remedy for kidney difficulties. Geo. W. Bailey, County Judge of Umatilla. Salem, Or., Jan. 20, 1880. Some time ago I boagbt a package of Oregon Kidney Tea, and after using t felt better than I bad for years, aud bought two boxes more, being unwilling to be without so valuable a medicine. My wife prorouncea it the beet kidney preparation in use. Alfred Stanton. The St. Louis anti-third term conven tion was a quiet ami dignified body. A committee of five was appointed to present resolutions to'tbe Chicago Con vention. It is positively asserted thattbePenn sylvania delegation to Chicago will pay no attention to their Instructions for Grant, but will vole for Blaiue. Ohio Democrats instructed for Thar man for the Democratic Presidential nomination.