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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 '
. ton
te elect! Bn:. -Had their
ahowtagf hla lack
e'almosj jKQriTa letters
Ik 1
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
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-
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
1 !
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
t'ii'i i-rv.t.-b
r.-. )i!
Hit IU pu-
V: a:iti 'ipat'i no y
Iht de.-.i-e.1 CJHjl.
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
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 ?
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.
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
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

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