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Tue Au&Ht .'i'i-ta Ct':- n shjs, the
"Vatlontl Wotnau Soflrs-ge Association
alike reproat.f ed by prole sed friends
and proeotlM- 1 opponents beCMBW it
aafce4 recognition f homiu'i polilical
rigfctt from all the diflereul parties this
PxwMeotlal year."
Thla I a strained aBd kaotr aasor trots.
Tli New Northwest, a Journal wbleh
not only "proitaaca" Woman Suflrage,
bat which tiaa bars Instrumental in ae--apii
l.t'ig much toward the elevation
ai.d ft '.uu: of woeuu, ettowo by
ttw laws of Oregon ami Washiuglou
Territory, 1ms staled that It does not
ibluk wise the pledge of "support" to a
party solely because It would adopt a
Htflrage plank. We did nut approve
tbe Idea -in June more than at patent,
and did not coiiilenin It at that time be
eause we did uot wish an appearance at
rtrife lu the sullrage ranks at so im
partaHt a period. We regarded It an
Impossible to get oBe party to pledge
Itself to politleally free a class who
would willingly have supported another
party If It promised them justice. We
hop women will profit by pan exjteri
enoe, and suggest that In 18SI they ex
iles their views in a platform, and ask
the help of the rty in aaonrd wiili
their principle. Hut we have not a
word of reproaoh for the women who so
xealotjujy labored to feet J re equality to
all lu the present year. We have uot
considered that they were wrong in ask
ing all parties to do their duty to worn
64). We ouly regard it as unwise to
nfler the support of Wotuau Suflragisla
to any (tarty for a consideration, al
though the ideas of the favoring party
might openly conflict with the views of
the women en every question except the
suffrage. We know the opinions of the
suflregisis are uot so plastic that they
e&n lie moulded into any form, to suit
the reeord and views of any of the par
tied; that women cannot compel parties
to oorue to them, and must go to the
National Conventions on a platform xtf
laerll. We are aware that if the plat
form H so written that women can sup
port any one of half a dozen patties,
they will be uurecogolzrd by any con
vention of men, who are versed lu poli
ties and must have a plain slate neutof
position from those asking justice even.
We recognize that the platform of the
Woman SuilraglstM will meet with the
condemnation of one of the two great
National parties, and must necessarily
be approved by the members of the
other. If the parly which approves
does nut embrace the principles in its
platform, women are uoye the worse oil
thou they would be by a neutral state
ment, which would certainly gain them
no frteetds.
The National Citizen, which speaks
for. the National Woman Suflrage Asso
ciation, is aiding the Democratic nominee
for the-Preeideuoy, in spile of the Asso
ciation's expressed determination to
support no party uot "first emphatically
endorsing'! Woman Suflrage; and uo
person oan find lu any Democratic plat
form any endorsement of the woman
question, or a plank of "respectful con
slderaUou!' even. The Citizen will
probably justify its course by referring
to Hancock's assertion that It is "ouly
by .a free ballot that the people can
rale," though lie declined to assert his
views for or against Woman Suflrage.
If the.QMMH thinks the syllruge move
neut will be benefited by the election
of Hancock, It Is perfectly right In sup
porting (dm; but it should not be so
restive and testy in Its remarks because
others canoot see through its eyes.
Noue of the National parties endorsed
Woman Suflrage, and any woman
should uphold the party that comes
nearest to embodying her principles.
We favor the Republicans because we
are In aeeord with many of their ideas.
and know that most of the men who
champion Woman Suflrage are found
lu their ranks.
In the editorial columns of last Tues
day's Oreffonian appeared an Item
which must serve to encourage the
women of Washington Territory in
their work far equality before the law
attd to remind them that the Republi
cans ,of the Territory are their friend.
It Is this : "A year or two ago, the peo
ple of Onwlitz county, W. T., elected a
lady to the ofllee of School Superintend
ent. She brought good sense and a
practical knowledge of school manage
ment to tlte work, aud under her direo
tlwn the conduct of educational a Hairs
has been thorough and satisfactory. So
striking have beeu the benefits of her
administration that, hoping to improve
their pchools, the Republicans of Pierce
and King, counties have presented the
names of ladies ai candidates for the
The mania for quilts of many pieces
is spreading. The latest victim of the
craze is Miss Addle Langell, of Jackson
ville, who has completed a quilt of
4,347 pieces. It Is a pity that a woman of
xBflh great Industry and application
eaunot find better use for her time than
damaging bor eyesight and testing her
patience in such folly as cutting up
cloth aud sewing the scraps together.
A leUer from Clara S. Foltz, the Cali
fornia lady lawyer, Informs us that she
will soon enter the Presidential canvass
lu the Golden Slate as a speaker for the
"Party of the Union." This is another
Instance of the Republican party's
willingness to admit that woman can
instruct voters, though denying her
ability. to Intelligently use the franchise
A few valued subscribers have cor
dially responded to. the urgent call lu
Jast week' lsaueiIi-.renftwiuiMiuee,Tfu ,-a -, ... . ., ,
-but-tbere arBimioy hffn'drrdsiyel lo hear tTh&iwirn;Bjrrest
Wrim. .Racrt&VWrlbd8r'wWnfUhef' delphla. ! btettJpurcl
WoDeyrfSS5?"8 31 - . J oi JJrin foremen-. '
will re.ii,t a ihffiwliy
'.at '"V-ttrrejUwir Whatcom, WasWrg-r-;rrHfcast
xVtHtrr, Heten
,r 1 '"S!$SUBB JlWhael P.odeti
nr. ut neTaSrnJraed'b iMlU. which
(,er H.9orvy that retried in
P.ddeH'8 favorTthe -fitter proceeded to
ferr- tUDR care tB dn ,t WM Mr
Clark . uwmy tfom hnmf Mfs
hntf?.' ' vtlLt ,,r children, s
. kr husband's elalm, perform-
g I "picket duly" so grapbtaady
w-scrtlH-i by Mrs. Dunlway in ber Ire -
, '7 ml . aaaBmpsBied by her
ton earriert a ahot-Rnn, and
waraa l'Mlda to aton bis work. H
refaaed and a qaamd eiwiiod.- Mr.
wci uireeteu the boy to shoot whiet
hedhl, killlug Padden tnstai.tly
Under the law, Mrs. Clark was not
a persou. She could nottuke tosesslou
of land and hold il lu her owu right;
hut, ai her husband's representative lu
his aleuce, fciie was aoting for him,
dntibtless under his orders, aud certainly
under the so culled prolectiou of a Gov
ernment that governs women without
allowing them representation, aud
taxes them without asking or receiving
their consent. But, as Is usual lu such
eases, wheu a crime was committed, the
legal protector and head, who-te claim
tins pioueer pieket guard was defeuding,
was no louger her representative, and
unce uecame responsible as a
orimiual uuder the laws that denied her
responsibility as au individual. Mother
aud sou were tried by meu, convicted of
manslaughter by men, and by meu sen
tenced to tlte penitentiary. No raati,
not even her husband, who hud placed
her ou that homestead claim and left
her there, with her large family of little
children, alone in the wilderness, had
tile gallantry to prolt-ct her before the
law by saying to the outraged Court, "I
represeut this woman ; punish me."
The boy, being of the protecting sex,
was granted a new trial; but the wife
ami mother was conveyed to the peul
tentiury, where, after repeated abortive
attempts, she at last succeeded in evad
ing the mnn-inade aud maii-admiuls
tered laws of a country that acknowl
edges woman's equality in nothing but
the punishment of crime, and ended her
sad career by suicide.
When the mother waj takeu lo the
prison, her youngest child, two years of
age, ami five other little ones weie left
ou the claim with their father, and the
very first news of them that the dis
traded woman received was that her
baby girl, while toddling around the
yard, was attacked by a vicious cow
and tns-ed eight or nine foet Into the
air. The animal's horn tore open the
child's groin for a length of six inches,
causing a wound of a mt painful aud
lane-roU3 character.
Let any woman who reads this record
pioture. If t-lte can, the Imprisoned
mother's agouy over this terrible an
uoui cement. uou.ler he com
mitted suicide. The Courts of Heaven
are more merciful than the Courts of
men, for they will uot hold woman re
fHntibIe fur the ci lines of those who
place her ou picket duty ou the out
skirts of civilization, and when the time
of trial comes refuse U act as her repre-;
seutatives. Ouly God and women kuow
that woman's trial ami vexation, be
cause ouly they can comprehend the
nervous distraetlou of her vital forces
under the pressure of Padden's Impu
dence ami her owu outraged sense of
The Xbw XoinriiWEST would uot, on
general principles, hold woman guilt
less when she commit a crime, but we
iuslst that fche should be recognized as
equal with man in responsibilities, im
munities aud privileges ere she is
judged equally with h(melf an a vio
lator of law.
We are In receipt of a leltei from Mr.
O. P. Henry, au Astoria subeerllter,
who says, lu refereuee to uu article in
the OregonitiH of recent date concern
ing, the origiu of the Mormon Bible,
that his mother, who is yet alive, lived
in the family of Sidney Rlgdon for sev
eral years prior lo her marriage in 1S27;
that there was In the family what is
now called a "wrltlug medium," also
several others In adjacent places, and
the Mormon Bible was written by two
or three difleront persons by an autom
atic power which they believed was In
spiration direct from God, the same a
produced the original Jewish Bible and
Christian New Testament. Mr. H. be
lieves that Sidney Rigdou furnished
Joseph Smith with those manuscripts,
ami that the slory of the "hieroglyph
ics" was a fabrication lo make the cred
ulous take hold of the mystery ; that
Rlgdon, having learned, beyond a
doubt, that the so-called deatl could
communicate to the living, considered
himself duly authorized by Jehovah to
found a new church, uuder a divine
guidance similar to that of Confucius,
Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Swedenhorg,
Calvin, Luther or Wesley, all of whom
believed in aud taught the ministration
of t-pirita. The Ssw Nouthwbst gives
place to Mr. Henry's idea as a matter of
general Interest. The public will, of
course, make its own comments anil
draw its own conclusions.
The September Callfornlan Is fully
equal to the beet of Its predecessors,
lis articles cover a wide range, Includ
ing literature, science, the arts, b is lory
and biography. The proprietors have
fouud It burdensome to maintain the
magazine's standard of excellence with
the subscriptions at $3 per year, and
have wisely concluded to raiso the price
to $4 rather than allow Ibe quality of
It's contributions to deteriorate. Single
numbers will be sold at 33 cents. Ad
dress orders to The California Publish
ing Company, 02 Sansome street, San
mansion iu.Phila-
liased for a School
We think our ( nnsLtau eerreepoii
ent's zeal l overleapetTlils J.lKmt.t.
nen, now-uu Uuu u c.rcum-
i ... ""J
iue ituc wj iwpiicMloQ 7
Tlie hot haste which ha let! many er
ratics entl'iitdssta. to Imagine that we
wuuld lojureGod if we cfluld; or could
II we wouldrho.8 "'em at different
J times to rise up and eudratur to urn lee I
Him In a way that would nera to ioeur
j His everlasting obligation. W-iHnot
! whw emmgli to oompreltvnd. mut d les
.Inline, the Soul of the Unlvere which
we eH Gnd; nellher"sTe we eucelted
enough to belleve've oatihl Injme Him
, ,,..HI. w ttr, udr maltdows wh.uk b to
be at all ilepoat-d to kltpl il, even If
we thought it poslble to succeed; nor
have we any patience with the pious (?)
cant that as-mmes n knowledge of Cot
which no mnrtnl can gain, since Infinity
Itself cau ouly cope with the Illimitable
and unknown. We cannot make our
declaration clearer thau by repeating
the facts to which our critic objects.
He Involuntarily builds one idea o
God aud we another, and each Is
product of the builder's brain. Why
this is so we cannot tell, nor can he in
form us why it is that his hand opens
auil closes lu obedience to his will
he will read the Bible that he is so zeal
ous in upholding, he will find that the
Jewish religion Is many thousand years
older thau the Christian. How does ho
make it clear that we "ignore Chris
tianity ?" Will he please exp'alu? He
has yet to learu the mission o' the Xbw
Noktiiwkst if he thinks we are to be
driven through the narrow ruts of a big
olry that jiounces iipou anybody's hon
est Idea with lhe,chargeof "blasphemy,"
Would II not be better to refule "Kitz-
tier' thau to rail at him ?
When we have attacked the "religion
or followeis of our Lord aud Savior Je
sus Christ," it will be time enough for
ourChrUtian friend to rush to the rescue.
Till then, we would kindly advise him
to Keep cool. The God e worship, be
ing a "God without hale," has led us to
adiflereut understanding of the mean
ing of "everlasting lire," otc., elo., else
we should tremble for the linul fate of
our censor, or of any niuu sufficiently
levold or charity to be so severely un
just in his Judgments as he has beeu
"Willi what measure ye mete, it shall
be measured unto you again," saith the
Scrlpturts. "He that hath ears lo hear,
let him hear."
A wife is now entitled by law, in both
Oregon aud Washington, to the use,
ownership, control and increase of all
property, real aud personal, acquired by
her through gift, ,Bvi.e or inheritance.
whether before or after marriage, and to
all property carnod by herself outside of
her domestic duties during marriage.
uui, iiiasmuon as uomesnc iluilea oc
cupy the entire time and streugth of
most pioneer women, ami such duties
are not considered remunerative, there
Is small chance for a wife ami mother,
here or elsewhere, to acquire a compe
tence, iivery properly right that spe
cial legislation cau put Uton paper has
been granted (by statute) In woman in
this State and Washington Territory,
except the supplemental right without
which all other rights aie null aud void
the ballot.
There are several papers in Washing
ton Territory that favor Womau Suf
frage, but none specially, or otherwise
than incidentally. If our friend Is iu
earnest iu her determination "to labor
for the woman's ibuw," we trust she
will become a patron of the New
NoRTltwnsT, which began its mission
nearly ten years ago (when the ohl com
inon law of Koglaud wVs in full force
against all women), and has kept up its
weekly cauuouude ever since, until,
mainly through Its Instrumentality, the
favorable laws now upon our statute
books have beeu secured. Let her put
shoulder to the wheel and help us to
roll along the car of Liberty till women
themselves shall be law-makers, and
then they can legislate for and represeut
their own interests. We cordially wel
come the new worker to the Held of the
Pacific Northwest, and look for her to
do valiant work for the uause.
"G. F. C's" lettor should' have re
ceived attention sooner, but was inad
vertently mislaid, and was not discov
ered until this week, when our office
was overhauled preparatory to enlarg
ing the paper.
The Threnologioal Journal furnished
its rentiers with fine cuts and Interesting
life sketches of Generals Garfield anil
Arthur in the August number, aud have
emlteM-ned their September issue with
equally good portraits aud pen pictures
of General Hancock and Mr. English.
A letter from Mrs Charlotte Fowler
Wells informs us that her brother, Mr.
O S. Fowler, well known on the Pacific
Co.ist, is again connected with the
Jo'jrtml. Mr. L. N. F -wler will also
return fr-im urne i" a short time and
rej tin hi- brother ."mi ulster lu thelrtiew
quarters, 753 llr-Mola-ay, New York.
We are in r ere I pi of a novel entitled,
To of thi- N-mir," by Col. Juau
Lewis, of Philadelphia, author and pub
lisher. This novel nriglually appeared
as a serial lu the columns of Woman's
Wordi, a monthly journal for women,
edited by Mrs. Juau Lewis, with which
the readers of the Nkw NoUTHWKSTare
well acquainted. Toe novel before us Is
in pamphlet form, ai d, at the low price
of 15 oeuts, will have many thousands
of readers.
Printers and publishers are asked to
note he fact that the proprietors of the
Nmv Noktiiwest have for sale cheap a
quantity of brevier aud nonpareil type,
display type, caes, Irames, galleys,
slugs, leads, news rules, ad. rules,' col
umn rnles aud chaes, suitable for a
2S column pnper. The material Is used
in getting, out this pper, and it Is read-
defrautS . le UOCOOBti,utna
SupremtfCwirt. Is resolved not to aub
, m in to rotbry, atx! nw "fain ai-
tacked ibe decree In the Greeawnod I roil rguinjr oewnN, tva thtHig'itl ey
will, case. Hr appeal to lh vota 0fj trpl aoinMlmta with kwtuitic; n.'de
Oregnn was beaid and responded to In " P holiest eatotieoa at tlte outer
a cordial manner lat June. Ju.lres
Kelly and Prim being rehakwl by m
crushing defeat when tby soughl re
eleotion to the position ihey had ils
botiored ; and now, backed by this df
elsiou or the voters, she I proceeding in
a proper manner lo get the Infamous
deoree reversed. A oorreepondent of
the Salem StaUtmm, under date of
August SSth, writes as 'ollor about
Mrs. Cllne and her case:
Thin spirited woman, detormjued to vindi
cate Hi-mutory of lyr mother from the as
persions cast upon her by Ibe tale decree of
Kelly and Prim, ba commenced a suit iu
equity, under section r7 In the equity eode, to
"Impeach and set aside" that most shameful
and outrait-otH decision, that did so much la
the late election lo retire tboM two old con
demned hulks to the bnneyard of political aud
Judicial death. Phe slgnn her name to her
complaint, aud means to be beard. Sbe has
had her case prepared witti care, so ws to reach
the .Supreme Ooart of the United .Stele by a
writ of error, If need be, by mxklnc a direct
attack upon thecontliallnallty of the Oreicn
Supreme Onort, In Ibjt Its Judges were ap
pointed, Inntead. ot elected; the question. In
this shape, eomlni; within the scope of the
Fourteenth Amendment, which provide "that
no State shall deprive any perwiu or life, llb
erty, or property, without dae prncem of law,"
and which reaches coustttuUous ai well as
laws. It tt believed by many lawyers ttuit
this point alone it decisive or ibe case, and
must give her a new heirlng, which Is ber de
mand. The complaint, however, makes two more
llnts. One Is that Unmoral practices, fraud
and undne'lnuuencc were exerted byaodapon
the Conrt ; ami the other, that the decision
was crossly contrary to the evidence and In
direct violation of law, a 11 also acolDst public
policy. In recant to this luller point, the Ilhsh
Court or Tennessee once used the following
sensible language: "It hi the highest duly of
Courts to protect the villa of the aged, else II
leave them without the rod and the staff of
their support, their procrty, which enables
them to secure those attentions which tbey
mlght not otherwise obtain lrom humanity or
natural affection." In this ea, (be old lady
Greenwood had selected her daughter Mary,
who was poor and broken up, and had a large
family to upiort, to come upon her farm and
live, and take care ot ber as long as she lived,
willing her the bulk or her property; and Mary
cared for her mother tenderly for three years
(until her death), and would have done to if
the old ludy hod lived twenty years. Yet this
faithful daughter was ousted, and her mother
declared Insane and Imbecile, by the fraudu
lent practices el fnrlh lu the complaint.
It wilt be strange If there can be found no re
lief In equity from such wrongs. Tnls case
will be a test. Mrs. Cllne is without means,
but several gentlemen of wealth, with com
mendable public spirit, have stepped forward
and assured her that she shall have a heating
here, and at Washington, too. If M'm. M.
Kvarts or lien Ilutler can get Ii for her. There
are several other eases that should be over
hauled. Fraud mal wrong In high Charts;
shoud uot be suffered togounrwbukf-d.
The Woman Suflrage question peue-
tratea everywhere, and is dircussed by
all classes of newspapers. The thought
less butterflies of fashion are generally
regarded as caring little for thesulfVagp,
aud probsbly aie little concerned ; they
are Imitators of style, aud are not inde
pendently thoughtful. But the women
who plan aud perfect the utmost count
less forms of wear are possessed of
genius, aud are necessarily quick-witted
aud keen minded; tin ir eXierieuce in
the busiuess world has shown them the
disadvantages uuder which women live,
aud led them to Investigate the causes,
and their intelligence soon convinces
them that their political Usabilities are
at the bottom of their "inferiority."
The "exclusively fashion Journals" are
alive to the position of women, aud.
while not openly battling for the suf
frage because they do not desire the
wrath of some of their weak-minded
subscribers, always take or make oppor
tunity to note the doings and move
mettts of the Woman Sullragists. Iu
the last Issue of Andrcwa' Iiazar, a jour
nal so nearly given up to "the fashions"
that one hardly expects to see anything
solid In It, was this taragraph :
The Woman Suffrage Associaltofl Is doing a
good thins In stlrrlDg up the women of New
ork Kute to attend school meetings and vote
under the new law. The attempt was quite
successful on Stolen Island, aud the State So
ciety Is now going at the work of marshaling
the women In the eleven thousand school dis
tricts of the State, for service next October, to
secure the selection ot such Assemblymen as
they can rely on to give them complete fran-
enlse. we are not at all certain that It will be
found expedient for women to exercise all po
litical rights eqnally with men; but It Is cer
tainly best that the experiment ba rally tried,
and. wherever the luw gives them the ballot.
It Is best that they should accept It, tempora
rily at least, and tlioj help solve the seriotts
The Woman's Journal suggests that
the way to get the standard dollars Into
circulation is to pay them to Congress
men, who ordered their unlimited coin
age. A few thousands of the dollars
to each one would serve to forclOly re
mind them Ibalsllver occupies consider
able space, anil the Treasury would be
slightly relieved from the demands on
its storage capacity.
A. widow In M-tcnn, Oa., sells anuu-
ally $o00 worth of vegetables of her own
raising from half an acre of ground; but
her "unreconstructed" masculine neigh
bors stand around and swear about the
condition of the country, bewail the
prosperity of the North, aud clamor for
a "change" in the political complexion
nl the administration, that they may
get at the Trensury.
Iu accordance with a request, we print
in another column a short letter from
Corvallis, but must admit that we fail
to see its point. Hayes trppolnted the
Marshal who has aroused our corre
spondent's ire, aud we are not aware
that he is a candidate for re-electlou.
Thomas H. Brents was re-nominated
for Delegate to Congress by the Repub
licans of Washington Territory yester
day afternoon. Irving Ballard was re
nominated for Prosecuting Attorney of
the Third Judicial District, aud N. H.
Bloomfleld for tlie Second liLJricl.
Aa we ai,e to rMVMW oar rul.r
;Mogs i'-n wert. m painfully real.i-
h hi's endoavor bm
i "u existence.
Since lat we wrote yo, kindly read
era, m mauy af.you are already aware,
the Death Angel nas eutered the fokl of
our dear ones and borne away uur loved
and honored father to the PpHt home
whitherward his face had u-en turned
for three score yeeuYs and eleven. Tears
Wind us as we write, and thoughts too
thick for utterance come crowding for
ward fore-spres-iou; as we vainly strive
to form them into word3 ooruniemora
tlve of the m-coud birth of his immortal
spirit. When, one week ago, we penned
the facto! his severo indisposition, we
little thought that ere our words would
meet the public eye his voice would be
bushed in death, ami his dear eyes for
ever hidden from the earthly gjgeof his
surviving loved ones. But, like a
shook of corn fully ripe, he his, beeu
gathered home iu the autumn of u well
spent life, anil his mauy descendants
can only await, as he did, our appoiuted
time, till our chauge. too, shall come.
We peer into the hereafter as into a tel
escope, ami s.-e for ourselves uot that
which is, hut that which Is to be; and
we see for him uiid the angel mother
who has walked for nearly thirty years
among the evergreen gardens of God a
glut! reunion, which we, loo, shall Jolu
In the eternal by-and-by. Invisible
hands dry our tear-dimmed eyes
and inarticulate voices breathe sweet
words of comfort iuto our internal ears
as we Kiuse and listen. "Yea, siitli the
spirit; he rests from his labors, and his
works do follow him." And it seems,
oven now, as though he were saying
agutn, as he has so often said by way
of admonition in bygone years, "Con
trive so to live that when death shall
com e you may hear the welcome plaudit,
'Well done, thou good anil faithful ser
vaut; enter thou Into the joy of thy
Lord.'" Thry have made his honored
body a grave ou the beautiful hillside
overlooking the valley home that he
loved. But the casket ouly is Ibere; the
light that illumined it has been trans
planted to the balmy shades of the De
lectable Mountains lu his eternal home
in the Summer Laud.
" Iu that bright happy land afar.
We'll find the loved, tbe lost;
And naught nor bapplue shall mar
When life's doll sea Is crossed.
" We'll meet again when slot mis .we o'er.
And ills of life are past;
When partings rend the heart no more.
We'll meet, we'll meet at last."
True friend, loving husbautl, honored
father, pure philanthropist, ball! and
farewell ! We turn our weary feet from
t . - ii . .
j icciiuK-Muce, aim lane up once
more our humble share in thegreatoon
lllct of the age, the struggle fir Human
Rights, In which thy great heart bore
au uncessing Interest even unto the day
of thy death. Kveu for thy dear sake
will we silenec the voice of lamentation
anil earry forward the bauiierof liberty,
well knowing that, though goue before,
thou art uot lost, nor hast thou ceased
to remember the work of thy Idvetl
oues, who
N'hrhtly pilch their moving tents
A day march nearer borne."
May thy survivors live the life of the
good and die the death of the righteous,
and may their last bouts be like thine.
We cannot write the promised letter
from North Yamhill until uexl week,
but we know wo shall be excused.
Have patlenee, frieutls. God willing,
we will soou get bsok into the regular
grooves again. a. S. D.
Portland, September 7, 1SS0.
Yakima Co , W. T , June 11. 1SS0.
To Tim KoiroKor tkk Nkw Xokthwsst:
l desire some information through
your paper In regard to the status of
women under the laws of Washington
Territory. I wrile to you because, huv-
ingseen one copy of the New Nouth-
WBST, I find thai you are favorable to
tbe cause of woman.
First Is there any way by which a,
married woman cau secure the rewards i
of her owu labor outside of her home, as
teaeiier, writer, seamstress, etc., and
use, luvest aud hold the same for her
own and children's benefit? If not
bow uear to this self-eviUeutly jual and
humane condition are the present ex
isting laws of your State aud our Terri
tory? I have jus come here from Kan
sas. It is only one month since my
arrival, ami I desire to know what my
surroundings are here before I com
mence the work which is allotted me to
Second Is there a paper or journal
devoted to the interests of woman pub-
usuetl In Washington Territory, or auy
newspaper favorable thereto?
For years I have been more deeply In
terested in women's work anil wages,
their steady advancement in nil educa
tional, intellectual, industrial and polit
ical conditions, than anything else un
der the sun ; and while I live I will
labor, talk, write, as I have doue yea,
will continue to feel and think ear
nestly aud work fearlessly for the rights
of all classes of Humanity.
I have come here poor aud somewhat
of an invalid. The necessitv is unonms
lo commence rebuilding a wreaked life
and fortuue. I am (jolntr to labor too to
make the laws of Washington Territory,
wheu it become a Stale, more humane.
juster to woman, aud every way more
perfect than any have been before.
Though I cannot subscribe for your
Journal now, I am glad that I can clasp
hands with you, and bid you God speed
In your work. G. F. E.
The trial ol Kalloch, the murderer of
Charles de Young, is being put offfrom
time to time on one pretext or another,
and It appears that through the sense
less technicalities of "tho-Iaw" he will
escape punishment for his crime
Sax Jatfjf Angus! 34. I860,
lo the HDrroa or THjtrjlew JfoOTHWTWT :
I preen me tbe pefliljclans think they
have datte for im effectually this time,
lu not even itivlnft us "respectful ooti-
ahierattoa&t.hut we are not deatl, but
t'sin inr7Vea re no even asleep this
time, f Iota I Da our self constituted
rulers will need the. assistance of the
loyal wonen again tn bind up the
wounds I bey will luHlct on each other
before they aeitli. which party is to
father Itte sjll of olllrtt, for the ne,xt
four years. To rtsd the jiapers, one
wo Id tllluk there was not an honest
man in tbe foiled S'ates. What must
foreign nations tnltik of us?
I suppose you exchange with the
Mercury. If so, you saw that one of the
Republicans clubs has invited the ladles
to come up am sign the roll as members-giving
as a reason that If they can
get the ladies tn come, each one will
probably bring a gentleman, and lu that
way their meetings will be much belter
attended than at present ; at least, they
would "make up iu quality what they
lacked in quantity." A gentleman
state I that the Republicans first Intro
duced the idea of ladies in political
meetings, and claimed that they were
friends of tl e Republican party, etc.
When a recess was taken, all the ladles
present signed the roll. The first ou the
list was Mrs. J. L. York. 15. K. Duulap
moved that the privileges of the rostrum
be extended to the ladles, ami that some
lady be invited to udtlress the meeting.
Tiey had belter have sent representa
tives to Cliieago who were wilting to be
just, ami give to their wlt, mothers
aud daughters a plank in the platform
at leant recognizing them as persons,
aud according u- the. same rights they
do to the iguoruut negroes anil foreign
ers, or eiee release us from taxation, as
they do the Indians, who are not ter
milled to vote, although In New York
they tried to force the ballot on the In
dians In order that tbeyeould tax them.
If they could only have taxed them, it
would have made them "persons." But
taxation doesn't make women "per
sons!" Such consistency !
In the Mercury at August 19th there
appeared quite an editorial under the
head of "Naturalized Citizens." It
quoted from the Fourteenth Amend
ment to the Constitution, "All persons
born or naturalized in the United Slates,
awl subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
are citizens thereof, and of the Slate in
which they reside," claiming that this
Amendment was opposed by the Democ
racy and Ki-sed entirely by Republi
cans. Now, I should think every Re
publican In the Slate, or tbe United
Stales, would Im ashamed lo either read
or hear that Amendment read and theu
deny the ballot to the women of Amer
ica, and especially to the tax-paying
women. "All persons!" Women, then
are not "persons," even with tbe Re
publican party, It seems. Then it quotes
irom the fifteenth Amendment, which
declares, "The right of the citizens of
the United States to vote shall not bel
denied or abridged by the United Slates,
or any Slate." Some Republican friends
lo not consider us ailizens. either.
! w,mt better treatment do we get from
them than we get from tile other par
ties, although they, like the Democrats,
claiot that they are, "par excellence,"
me irleuus ot the women? Bull of
these laws Were enacted by the Repub
licans iu spile of the Democrats, anil the
Meroury wlutls up by asking, "Who,
then? Is lire friend of the naturalised cit
izen?" We would like to know who,
then, Is the friend of the women f
Very eordially your friend,
Knox GoouKicir.
SiLVEitTON-, Or., August 30, 1SS0.
To thb Editor or thb Nkw Noktiiwost:
I reatl last week, with much interest,
A blraigbtforward Query" from
North Yamhill correspondent, and Mrs.
Dnniway'a spirited and characteristic
reply. I also read the Coast IUnCe let
ter; and to all of these I have more or
less objection, which I hope you will be
Ilbvrul' enough to giye me space to
chronicle, at least lu part. To whom,
as Deity, would any writer be reasona
bly expected to refer when using the
onpital II In the personal pronouns, He,
His or Him? Is there auy other true
God than the Christian's God, the Lord
Jehovah? Arc uot all other gods false
gods? Then, how cau Mrs. D. make it
clear that "God is a creation of the in
dividual's miutl which conceives Him,
and is the product of his the individ
ual's understanding?" How can she
say that "religion did not origiuate
with Christianity?" Does she essay to
teach the women their "rights," aud
yet Ignore the religlou of the Bible,
which has brought to them the only
freedom that they have ever yet en
joyed? What religlou save Christian
ity ever admitted that woman has a
soul? "Fitzner," as lie grotesquely
styles himself, calls the martyr Presi
dent an Infidel, aud speaks of "Chris
tian lwte." I am surprised at the X
NoitTItWEST for printing such blas
phemy. Y'ou need not exjwet to keep
up its subscription list by attacking the
religion or followers of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, nor permitting
others to do so iu itscolumus. Thegods
Isis, Thor, Prometheus, etc., were
heathen gods, and the Christian or Jew
ish Jehovah is the only true aud living
God, nnd His Son, Christ Jesus, Is our
Lord, the K1ug of Nations, before whom
every knee shall bow aud every tongue
shall confers. Let blasphemersaud un
believers bewate, lest they depart for
ever into everlasting fire, the smnke of
whose torment eudureth forever. These
words are not mlue, but God's, aud I
hold them forth as a warning to the pa
per that prints aud the people that be
lieve iu the heresies of "Mental Free
dom" and "Fitzner," and which I jud
pained to see are at least tacitly en-i.,
ilorsed, since they are uot rebukalbyi.
Mrs. Xiunl way herself. . ; Lsill
A Curistian Without Hatkj
Corvallis, September 6, 1380.
To mi Eiitok or thb Xsw Noirril west:
The clamor of the masse is, honesty"
before anything else. Do they acknowl
edge through their voting that they are
med of such principle? Here is au ex
ample: Au United States Marshal, to
make money and to make good his
hypocritical pledge, came up here the
other day to arrest a person of whom be
had bought liquor only a short time ago
by putting on tbe smiling face of tbe
snake that seduced Eve. After he bad
succeeded in his contemptible deed, and
secured a few prejudice-influenced tools
aud taken out the warrant, he of course
.returned to take Into custody that per
son, whom he had persuaded to saturate
him without having tbe license for do
ing so.
Liberals, will you vole again for a
President who puts and keeps such
wretches in office 7
Kkdxax W. Fitoxek.
IIoues are in demand at Independ
Tbe Dalles public school was opened
last Monday.
A new irist mill on Soap Creek will
soon be finished.
A new fort will probably be built at
Klamath next season.
The gross valuation of property In
Curry eouuty is $313,573.
Oakland Aeademy will lie dedicated
on Saturday, September 11th.
The Puyallup (W. T.) hop-picking
season will eommeuee to-day.
Hay Is being put un in immense
quantities by stoek meu iu Lake county.
The bell for the new I'resbyterlati
church at Jacksonville has been pur
chased. The Jerome Prairie Aeademy JMt bo
completed in time for a Full tsS'm of
school. .
Theeouutry north of Lewls'ton, Idaho,
has been visited this season by graaa
hoppers. J. J. Pnill, of Springfield, n mloslng.
and his friends fear he is a vteiaaa of
foul play.
Mr. T. C. Powell and Miss Minnie
Lock wood will teach the.Juueiiots pub
lic school. "
John Crowley, an ohl Pioneer of Polk
eoutity, died ou the 30th ult. at tbe age
of 70 yeurs.
Tupper & Matteson's new ecal mine,
about 12 miles from Heppner, s turn
ing out well.
The Assessor's returns sbi.w over
$1,360,000 worth of taxable property iu
Unlou eouuty.
The Tacoma Ledger is an able expo
nent of the agriculteral advantage of
Washington Territory.
Dr. Patterson, of Lane county, finds
whites cheaper aud better hop-picker
than Chinese or Indians.
Larvfe numbers of hop picker from
the O rami Ronde and Siletz reservations
sire reaching Lane eouuty.
Ex Senator Mitoheli hat done excel
lent campaign service in Southern
Oregon for the Republicans.
Ashland College reopened last wlc
with SO students. A full corps ot com
petent teachers is Iu attendance.
T,,e firm of Smith, Brasfield A Co.. of
Harrisburg, has resumed business, hav
ing compromised with creditors.
Robert McDonald, a citizen of Mareh
fleld and a resident of Coos county for iC
yeurs, lied ou the 27th of August.
The sixth annual fair of tbe Walla
Walla County Agricultural Society will
commence on Tuesday, the 2Ut iaet.
The Republicans of Pieree ttoeotv.
W. T., have nominated Miss Clara Me
Carty for Superintendent of School
The contract for building the tfaaeo
IndeiieiHlenl Academy has beer - to
W. E. Sylvester, whose bhl was j.S,
423 75.
Tlie new lighthouse iu course f erec
tion at Cape Henry will, when com
pleted, lie iu six stories, with a bei: l
of 155 feet.
An accidental fire on Camas Prsirfo,
Idaho, last week, destroyed much fcae
iug ami iiay, Newton Bros, were die
heaviest losers.
A human skeleton was recently fymmi
in a tree on Hood River, about fiftet
feet above low water mark. It pitia
bly lodged there during the June fre':c t.
Studies were resumed in the As. -.?!
public schools on Mooduy inornii 4
The teachers are Mies Ella Whipple.
Miss Nellie Plummer and Miss JUtb e
Coburg, Lane county, has raised tS .
J00 to secure the passage of the narrow
ttauge railroad through the town. It
must lie Hniebed to that point by Jau
uary 1st.
E. F. Walker and J. R. WrlaUv. nr
Jackson eouuty, have recently reserved
machinery for the manufacture of o
ghuni syrup and will soon oommeneo
Crops in the vicinity of Scio are turn.
log out much better' than
many fields which were considered al
most worthless yielding from 25 to 90
bushels per acre.
A Rebecca Dezree Lodp
ized at Ashland 011 -August 31st, under
the tiame of Hope Lodge, No. 14. Mem
bers of the Jacksonville Lodge assisted
in the ceremonies.
Ditilel Waldo died at his roshlon-sn in
Salem on Monday, at the age of 81 years.
Ileeauie lo Oregon tn '43, and was widely
known aud greatly re-pected. He was
the father of Judge Waldo of the Su
preme Court, Seuutor Waldo of Marlon
county, and Mrs. David Logan. The
vvamo .rims were nameu after him.
About 40 of the calflsh received by J -
B. Underwood, of Eugene, have died
'pi. .. . 1 . 1 .
tc wnurc i3cu(i)"wii if, ue overieeulng
There are about 60 left. The earn takmi
there last Spring by Ed. McClaiinhar, -
and several other gentlemen are doing '
finely. The Jiond is literally alive with
the young, and in a few years there will
be plenty of carp in our streams.
MM Laloa Aokl, daughter of th
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, of
Japan, is at present a visitor at the
Home or Oeneral Grant. The young
lady Is finishing her education at a
leading American college.
A Washoe man was recentlv tried for
stealing milk from a neighbor's cow at
nigtii. riie Jury, after mature delibera
tion, returned a verdict of "guilty of
milking a cow in the first degree."
A eewlue-gir.'sllbrarwhas been estab
lished In New York by a benevolent
lady. "It is Never Too Late to Mend,"
will probably be-the volume most In de-
raaud,; ,1 o.-ti sjhMfc -mo.i ittt.i .
e waVauiaflBaU-paperbegM- a farewell
imtbe old vear.- "Those iu'crlh who
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