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THE STEW NORTHWEST, THURSDAY, yOYEMBER 4, 1880.
-ggy r--r Jlitv o e c bra .fuutttt mk ' ' It,.-" probabilities fitfQartie'd and -Vrfl elected. The rotarni hiiee that t R ept Hp Wire secured 210 and the Iemot rat 131 of toe electoral votes. Of the 213 Carflci-i votQ3, R5 couu trial ?ew York, 29 from Peunsj ivfitfa, 22 JTfm uruo, n from Illinois 15 from i kMrhm. 13 from Massachusetts, 11 fcpm Michigan, lh-f com Iowa, K) from Wisconsin,! a ad the remajjirlttr frjwn the smaller Suites. Nef-b from the Fftaiflo Slopt s hardly as full or as authentic as from Urn Jast. Oregon will very probably be Reimblieaii, but m irh a mailer majority clian in last Jun though the Democrats elaiot that tha sem!$, i&uaubtful '.'Jiforiiia and Nevada are thought trKbe -Demo-.'raticy while Colorado is Republican. - TIiQ Democrats are thoroughly aiipflkwlit their .Meat When General Haceoch W ! , tLey claimed Now York, Indiana arjjfiwuibylva- 4 Mai! after its 3 .mtMate Tetrad ned ? ittaSteCMqhhip by wi : km hr teen ' dim . ton te elect! Bn:. -Had their ahowtagf hla lack e'almosj jKQriTa letters from Ik 1 mm? 4JM sMRnll,i n... r -.tb zt,".a - . 'm jts.-r 'Mm k mu . t t nail .... 5 BKhkia . . w je. .y naiiMT' a atfil be louml u litler fron ft of MeMiTinville. la whic! the work 1o t duie by th. of Orecou in the next fev w-Sm r. ..... years, anMpailtts tnatnae ih net very taiuguine t nctc-,4, 'er reaton being that women 1 Ave n t Hiif? ient fundb t make Ktt aggre ive fiht. V e :srr-o with bvr that there is much ignonmoo a iiv.M- prjudiw to be ovrcorr-, but we do n t har.- Irdi-i ouragement. Mi.ch inoneyfor t'u '.!. i au be ruffed iu Oregot:. aud the atlor, 1 THEY MAY CHANGE THEIR FRONT. Four or five of the Democratic papers of this Suite are fearful that women will be soiled when they enter politics, and continually advise them keep within the "eh -med circle of home," that -ly may coujinaird tbi- j spect, love and support i the men who . laim to be too "filthy" to asso ciatewith them ir the "political pool." Some as sert that women who "w sh to take any part or parcel in politics" are "oKects of disgust" to all men. and that "no lady ants to vote;" others devlare that only "bad women" would vote or tak any interest in politic affairs; while yet othi. ny that any woman' who would venture tod mix with men in any political movement would ,e dcxradtd 'o the level of hor masculine asso- ciiH.-.'' K ping I'm"- I !roap flsssortions in view, it . . ;i ,i' , Mu; w i.oticed some ladies in iar Tii ,r: , '' !.'tnoenitic procession, v. i.iLii, uy tne way, was very large and enthusias tic, considering the condition of the streets. The next day we carefully looked at the Democratic papers, to see how severely they would denounce the hold appearance, in a torchlight procession, of a number of young ladies; but, look as cjosolyas we could, it was impossible to find a statement to the effect that any woman was "out of hersphere," or that the girls were the "bad women" from the tabooed streets ; neither could wo find the asser tion that the "charmed circle" had been flattened into an ellipse, with foci so unalterably fixed that men and women could never dwell together in harmony. But we did find eulogies of Miss Zeibcr, who represented Columbia in the "rihip of State," and do not doubt that the newspapermen havo increased respect for her because she has a mind of her own ; we found complimentary mention of Miss Knott, who, on a "snow-white horse," dieaded the East Portland division; we found laudations of the wife of a member of a band, be cause she accompanied her husband on foot through the muddy, "lijthy" streets; we found jraises of Mrs. Conroy, who "perxoimted the God dess of Liberty in the Portland Club ranks;" we .Xibund flattering notices of some North Portland young ladies, who, in rod, white and blue, ap peared on the. porch of a neatly illuminated tjiuurv- iivi lusjfuimtMi iu ui rue cueere uy projiosing oMtfm ftitiA (Iiiia Tr i. ict. ..., t !.. i.ii.c- umx- iui .unnc.ji-n, jiigiisii aim vic tory;" we found graceful recognition of the "good sense" of the Democratic wife of a stalwart Re publican, who lighted up her house during her husband's absence. Reading all these praises of the independence of women in having and expressing opinions on the political situation, we were on the point of asking our Democratic brethren, "Don't you think these women should have the power to give their opin ions force and effect?" when our eyes met these words in the Standard of Friday morning: 'The handsome young ladies who greeted the Demo cratic stalwarts last evening were enough to con vince us of their right to vote." The English is rather crude, but there is no doubt thai it com mits the St"ivl:.-d to the principle of "Woman Suffrage. However, that paper is considerably in advance of some of its confrere, and no doubt will NEWSPAPER OPINIONS. 1 ! i t . n, voice and eoin help th . uttice-kving n d women .f Oregon to win the battle. V a e ; m that a majority of the rotors of th.s w iliL'.-nt enough to camnrohend that iu'!:; inhere in all pdmun" flsimllhlual-, and :. n ember- of one iwxr.t he oUuirf. that every a:, i v. Uv has the voluntary tiercke QfsM mental !H uh:. s fun 9 nd -Kill me ft oi hit nUm being iui all the right i. another ham.beiiiff, and i 'i;t this inhefetttna-1lljiil ymi&Sm'e. In op jtositinu to the vattoa iiiul9f tin auf f rage by another elae; U:atqr( Intelli gence will reaaon ou thsecti awfe at the loirical couohwion tliat Wiyiftlaitiyjh rigiit i deny tne suffrage to m? aBnPr liare to deny the hp i to women, l&wmutfiilm women of ust remember tlmt! if mh . boxjt LegWa frt oraWe o he resolution, it will not t r. Our imxt ejlbrte must be di ! '- lini u iuaoy f Woman guflra- ii Hoiuk of AD(islataro of 1S82. As -h aitraTTy loadinir men- most of - t.oi thxti iiveraRo intelligence, and eat trouble iif -obtaining their favorable action Woman Suffrage Association, m well ae fmfiv i'- ua! tuffi-agi-ts in the difR-rent States, will w ith j be reriinandetl by such able sheets as the Jack sonville 77m and the Pendleton EaM Oreyonian for sanctioning doctrines that will enable the women of the country to "ruin everything." We await with anxiety the assaults of these Mtrous of advanced journalism Uon the characters of the ladies mentioned. No doubt they will be "dis gust ed," and assert that "no ladies" were in the procession. However, they may change their front ami applaud the women, for it is noticeable that people who rail the loudest against the ap pearance of women in public work are generally t'.e most fulsome in their praises when a woman champions thair hobbies or endorses their deep seated aud oftentimes bigoted opinions. it, will make a grand ent ratified at ijlje jwills Oregon t'ii'i i-rv.t.-b r.-. )i! - the Hit IU pu- V: a:iti 'ipat'i no y Iht de.-.i-e.1 CJHjl. suffhigtshf flirht to h; intheeeo d tTttfteeeaing Ju lethough We do not mean to Mint rhj the gene-al public wilt be nog-kt--ed d iri v& tha Struggle to gnin thofglslaturo; rreiy ikti&Stfjjln&i that will appeal to the !nv innhetajiP'ccd before the massoa hIbo. A phv1fk&pr toupi a gentleman at-Pondlt ton ', .,-m lmt$&r J. H. I'urh'erhtts not beei tho. . i tii jlp( Orqgwipn Xr Bblflo time v t-?t ; - . . -i ( ifrt monttHnA iMt purjgpUb 4 al- : f him i theliirH?Kbf t:.f ilst !.sri wae ffery afitjut nd unt)ii!d Mr. Our I .ondenlgfeftyjj L. . B. Cox labile (tor rpifTlRbt thf aintbor of tise low rfur :ast, . M j . ... . .. . . .... - iuHit putwgtiwifmt tne rn&ri'H of tnamj rutTn4i,; ltt'tbat $fr. Turner is - i-jojicdccd ;idvoc4e4 r rirird.and'will.vote OrHhe Mnoee(l ainetdn en a4crtolH: Witu i h? te toftak Mr. ....i-t:-- aiMt-niit d it forW On Monday evening, as three married gentle men were walking down First street, their con versation turned upon the Woman Suffrage reso lution, when each informed the others that he had asked his wife's wishes about voting on the ques tion, and each had counseled her husband to vote for the amendment. The gentlemen then pledged themselves that, on the first election day after the adoption of the amendment, they would meet, each with his wife, and the party go in a body to QniiMm, aided, bv thoiS I)olIa- Vorily, the sight of a company of noble rrt -tin MSnU 'it aUaulIvJiworkFd&iits mmmf Wor us. wf H.fr!. ,; men and women quietly depositing their choice for officers is a pleasant scene to anticipate, and when the day is here we will see no more the confusion and disorder that now occasionally breaks forth in the vicinity of the ballot-boxes. The millennium will then be as near as we shall ever see it on earth, for women will vote for good and true candidates only, and improper persons cannot secure a nomination even. Millions of women were made glad by the news Qf the passage of the Woman Suffrage resolution byvthc Oregon Legislature. It was telegraphed throughout the Union, and we are iu receipt of numerous complimentary letters, all of which ac cord much praise to this journal for its work in "the past decade, and express the belief that it has been instrumental in gaining the recent favorable action of the law-makers. , Lyjlijgkaria Glifldied at Wayltind, Mass., orij ftbc'SOfhTof October, inihe 8i.vmiK--iihith?vWfi imea wi ;uj t"oouk,woxKs;i The resolution for a Woman Suffrage amend ment to the State Constitution has aroused con siderable comment among the newspapers, and we are glad to note that many of them are favora ble to it, while but a few are lukewarm or bitterly opposed. Among those that are evidently averse to expressing an opinion for or against it, we are surprised to find the Willamette Farmer. In its last issue appeared a notice of the ladies' ratifica tion meeting at Salem, followed by these remarks : The lailles Imve evidently eoiulticte! the cHinimign with skill and tact, and their success Is naturally matter for Krcat coiiKnitulation on their part. It is a question that must be met and aimwered In the near future; hut we find that trreat opposition comes from a majority of the women themselves, as many of the most Intelligent seem to feel repugnance at the prnHMitton and have no desire for more or other Influence in public allHIrs than they now posses throti!;h family relations and hy perjfonul advocacy of Ihelr views. It is n mAUer for the moat careful hihI profound de liberation, and if there is h necessity for It, Woman Suf frage should be established, but ilot aKaiiuit the wtaiies of a Kro.it majority of thoe Interested. Our MNitinii has always leeii that whenever the women of the United State; desire it and make that desire known, the suit rage will be granted then). The Farmer should know that many otherwise intelligent women are utterly ignorant of their position before the law; that many of them are not aware that they possess equal property rights with men iu Oregon, secured by the labors of the Woman Suffragists; that many of them have no knowledge of the aims of the woman movement or the reforms that the suffragists desire to inaug urateyet, knowing all this, our contemporary proposes to defer the adoption of Woman Suffrage until all these ignorant women ask to vote, not withstanding that all the representative ladies of the United States are now demanding the ballot. There are half a dozen Woman Suffrage papers published l3' women in as many different cities of the Union, and not one against it This cer tainly indicates that women want to vote. We cannot call to mind a single instance of "great opposition" by women. This "great opposition" exists only in the minds of men, because many women have never given the subject more than a passing thought, ami consequently havo not pub licly asked for the ballot If any woman does not wish f " vote, she need not !(.; but ehe i- jom mittirg a moral eritm- when she opVje th- bal lot for IiT alters be'-anst nhe kx not want Tf a majority uf uv n wMhed to abstain from' voting, would thevditor of the Farmer couaiAtr fc, thair right to keep hfm from the polls ? 17 lt one woman t out man in Oregon wants to express a prefer: -leo ftr a candidate for ..u oftUce, the re mainder of the people have no right to deny that one person the right to an opinion. Our contem jKirary knows tliat Woman Suffragists do not want to force all women to vote, but only wish the right to vote themselves. The objections it records are unworthy of it The independence Rivcrthlt Huggests that at the next general election there be separate ballot boxes at each -rolling place for the votes of wom en, iu order to get an expression of the views of women as to whether or not they desire the next Legislature to endorse the resolution. It also says that the question will become a first-class factor iu the choice of the Legislature of 18S2. The lllllsboro Imlrprmlent, with characteristic self-eonaeiousnes,s of the correctness of its judg ment on all questions, pronounces ti,e proposed amendment "unconstitutional." Of course, it thinks its opinions will carry more weight than those of the many lawyers in the Legislature who endorsed the resolution. We shall refer to the opinions of other newsj.m pers from time to time, and request the friends of the woman movement to send us the encomiums or strictures of local orflther papers, as we may overlook some of them. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. C..KC Atkhwqn, of this city, and Deacon H. M. Humphrey, ofiftrount Zion, have been chosen delegates by tho Or gon aud "Washington Territory associations to represent them in the Nati'inai Trivnutai Council gregationnl Churches whiah will Louis, Mo., on the llth Instant. W is the U r.intnnc known in thte Sfinxj an's bifinOeiit he a dalosute to a 2STt!u ions conferiiow 6r-counrfI,--nnds we are gUi greet the Coiigrolpnal as Uiaadvjance guard of church i.i 'jipC&iHlB !c the princi, ' of renreeiiiatiQtv.ijf,vomon by women. We also v'ievo the Congregational is the only church in this state that elects women as dele gates to local eouiiH!.-. of Con- msmymiwL Li i ? d'to Mrs. Jenny Jewett, of White Salmon, W. T., decided to uhj her right to vote at tho last school election in hor precinct. Accordingly, she went bravely forward among the men of the district, deposited hor ballot, and then induced other ladies to do likewise. Her sovereigns became duly in censed thereat, and have since endeavored to prove that the women's votes were illegal, but to no purpose. The ladies hold their own, and will continue to do so till all opposition ceases. One woman like Mrs. Jewett in any neighborhood is enough to inoculate all the rest with the "spirit of '7G." The voters of Washington Territory, appreciat es Hon; Thos. II. Brents' valuable services in '"fircsaJl-VVe reelected him Delegate. fi " ying Ballard is elected Prowoutlmj'At- pie tljiRd judicial dtatriut of Washing. UP THE COLUMBIA. A RAriJLINO ACCOUNT BY MltS. DUXIWAY OF HKR TKIP TO THE DALMSS. The glorious Autumn, which has been engaged through the height of its season this year in paint ing the forest leaves with gorgeous tints of every conceivable shade, has nowhere left a grander dis play of handiwork than is to be seen along the banks and bluffs of the Columbia River between Vancouver and The Dtilles. The usual Autumn rains and their extreme, the biting frosts, Iir, long delayed their coming, and the sun, resplen. ent in his robes of fire, has been busily at woi with his brushes and palette, till all the perennii woods are aglow with glory. It is nightfall ere we reach The Dalles, but th. jam of hack-drivers, trucks, hotel-runners, trains. pedestrians ami norsemen seem intuitively t. dodge each other in the darkness; and we dodge without any apparent room for dodging, througl the trestles upon the one hand and the rocks nir. another, ami take refuge among the friendly cush ions of the Lmntilla House coach, and go bump ing and careering through the narrow defile lead, ing from the river to the hotel, with a feeling of insecurity anything but reassuring to- weary nerves. The Dalles has grown so ranidlv and well tht we can with difficulty discern the old landmarks But the streets have an unfinished appearance, and many of the buildings are not yet completed. The two hotels, "Cosmopolitan" and "Umatilla," would do honor to Portland, and the three news papers are running a lively race with each other. Brother Hand, of the Mountaineer, is jolly and philosophical, and keeps his paper up to its usual siaiuiani witnout much apjmrent effort Friend Michell, of the Times, is grinding away at a live Republican paper, and friend Merry, of the Inland Empire, makes a red-hot Democratic journal. Why some of them do not print a daily is a sur prise to a Portlander. The Dalles is certainly large enough to sustain a morning paper. Rev. Mr. Gray, of the Baptist Church, is carry ing everything before him in his Sunday evening sermons. The pastor of the Congregational church, Rev. D. B. Gray, is also a live preacher, and the fossilized nonsense that used to lock these churches against women who dared to speak the truth in public has died out There is great rejoicing here nvac t-Ue passage of the suffrage resolution by the Legislature. The Wdies are preparing to organize a suffrage society, as they wish to profit by the example of Union, Baker, Yamhill, Linn, Multnomah and other counties, ami instruct their next representatives to better purpose than they did the last ones. Politics is the all-absorbing theme at this writ ing. Ex-Governor A. C. Gibbs will address the people here to-night, and Mr. Mallory is expected to speak on Monday evening. General Applegate, Republican candidate for Presidential Elector, at tempted to make a speech, but he got into the hands of the enemy, and became so badly befud dled with Democratic chain-lightning that Colonel c niton squeicnetl him completely. If the Repub lican irty can't get sober men to fill its offices, it deserves tieeat. This letter must of necessity be desultory, brief ami rambling, as we are preparing, after only a day s sojourn in The Dalles, to take the morning stage for Canyon City. But we must not forget to mention the law linn of Whitten & Bird, who are enjoying a lucrative practice, aud who, we'll wager a biscuit, will vote aright on the Woman Suffrage resolution when it comes before fre peo ple. Mr. Bird made many friends as a member of the late Legislature, and if he gote the right ide of Woman Sulfrage he will make his mark in, the world. The Dalles newspapers are frie tiy to the movement, and all the best men of the csty are on our side. Our next letter will hail from Canyon CHy. the season were not so late, we sSould not bs lit so great a hurry; but, as it is, we are on, the wing, and under high pressure speed. A, S. D. Tho Dalles, October 30, 1SS0. iSfcibv aft tr'f- " - The New York Herald tells tho mother of triplets who tried tjearn a 1! ing the streets of New YbrkselMne 'no manufactured a kind of trinle sling, in wl carried two of the babies upon hor back, tho ot upon hor breast The world cannot show an in stance of a man thus hampered, earning a liveli hood. This poor mother would walk, thus bur dened, from the Battery to Thirty-fourth street, a distance of five or six miles, and said she would walk from the Battery to Harlem, selling pencils but preferred to scrub, by which work she ob tained twenty-five cents an hour. This woman is an instance of mother-love lind heroic self-devotion seldom paralleled by man or woman. That public sentiment in favor of the rights of woman is spreading rapidly iu Missouri, is shown by the fact that a paper is needed in that State to represent the cause. Accordingly, Mrs V J Polk and Mrs. Annie T. Anderson have com menced the publication of the Western Light de voted primarily to Woman Suffrage, but having departments for Liberalism and Spirltufohmi It is an oiirlif !"- ii"- i .mu wuius aiott tlnTprinc: i yji uquai ami exact justice to all. It is liauwi at z ou per annum in advance. All bu ucss letters slioum be directed to 717 OH iwnnn .-, and correspondence for its unjnto iiolujdfcfaatNerner j mm 1 a. f