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THE msW NORTHWEST, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1SS0.
pit fjjitw fatttmtgt. A Journal for the Peojtlc. ImleitenKent in Initios ainl Religion. Alive to ail IAve Imue, unit Tlntroughly Radical in 0r T"ing ami Rxxvd)tg the Wrong of the MaMts. SVttSCRIlTlOX RATES (IX ADVAXCE): One Year, by Matt KtxMoHthi, Tree Month, " rnr Month to CU Putrotu uleiiveral) . .500 . 1 no . 1 00 . 25 Advertisements will be Intertnl at Reaeotudde Price. All Correspondent itdemieil for )mUiaitiOH thoultl Ite ml Creased to the Editor, anil nil ltwdnex letter to the nvxrwAY purltshixo compaxy, Xo. fi Wathington Mtreet, lrtlantl, Oregon. !POIKEIiNJ), OttEOON, THL'ltSPAY, NOVKMBRU IS, 1SS0 AX UNSUCCESSFUL "MISSIONARY." DEATH OF LUCRETTA MOTT. Death has claimed another of the band of noble women who pioneered the way in correcting the public sentiment that justified human slavery in America another woman who battled for the free dom and the elevation of the blacks aud the po litical, civil, religious and personal liberty of women. "Week before last we announced the demise of Lydia Maria Child, and now it is our sad duty to chronicle the death of the venerable and venerated Lueretia Mott, which occurred on the 11th inst. at Philadelphia. Her maiden name was Lueretia Collin. She was born in Nantucket on the ,d of .January, 170.1, and consequently was in her eighty eighth year when she died. When sixteen years of age, she entered a Quaker boarding school at New York, and remained there three years, part of the time m f . 1wr 'IM. Ira list i f i hi 4- ! ic The most bigoted opponent a Woman Suffragist finir lntu;Z ' can meet is h man who will admit that he cannot of abMtnlllln , , justify his option. Our oilioe was invaded lat .UMW1IW ' K Z.l . Z ".- V - 1 " r J -- I'V , IIV. 4 ) 4L11W(1( All week by an individual of this character, who thought it his "mission" to show us our errors in advocating the political rights of women. At first he declined to be seated, egotistically think ing that he would convince us with a few wonis .tmlin a very short time. However, finding that His declaration, "I am opposed to "Woman Suf Srage," did not unnerve us and make us drop our piihcil, he plumped himself into a chair, put his No. 10 boots on our stove, took ofF his No. 0 hat, sucked once or twice a cigar that should not have been brought into our office, and commenced : "I 'shall say nothing about the justice or Injustice of woman's right to the ballot. I " We bluntly interrupU-d just there, and informed 1 Juim that we had no time to wrote in listening to an extended lecture from a man who began his remarks by admitting that he could not justify life opinions; that we were too busy to patientiy haar what he Imd foreshadowed would not be bused on right and justice. But our "instructor" was not to bt- stopped. He ;sa1d he had "studied the suffrage question for ten I yours" him! could "advance some new objections." 'We were slightly incredulous, but Haiti nothing, aad he commenced again, saying that the "ballot viuiW errtle womin." would "Iv4i ninn'i n. I upoct for Iter," would "make her the associate of low politicians," would "cause Iter to neglect her ditties as wife and mother;" that she "ft repre sented ami protected now by her father, husband or brother;" that he had "too much regard for woman to allow her to associate with men at the IK)Ils ou election " We interrupted a second time. We were get ting impatient for "something new." We began o think the Nmv Northwest had been pul &bed in vain, but we reflected that our "tutor" Bud only recently arrived in the State. Summon hi all our patience, we took the time to reply to these "new objections," which we have met ami lrvOshe went to hor parents, then living in Phila delphia, and in 1S11 married James Mott, who en tered into partnership with her father. The depression in business consequent upon the war of 1312, and the death of her father, made it neces sary for her to engage in business with her hus band. In 1S17 she took charge of a large day school in Philadelphia, until compelled by other duties to relinquish it. Soon after this, when in her twenty-sixth year, she legan her duties as a preacher. After an interval of several years de voted to the eare of a family of six children, she traveled through New F.ngland, Pennsylvania, Maryland and a rt of Virginia, preaching against sdavery, and advocating the peculiar i tenets of the Society of Friends, obedience to the J inward light, and a steadfast adherence to eace principio. At the time of the division of that j society iu 1827, she adhered to the Hicksite faith, j opposing a 113- approximation to a more orthodox belief, ami earnestly urging the duty of negio emancipation ami nt abstaining from the use of goods obtained by slave labor. She took an active part in the organization of the American Anti Slavery Society in Philadelphia in 1S33, and, j with oth.-r ulr.!!tionist, was subjected to the ! mob violence which resulted in the burning j of Pennsylvania Hall, a new building oftened' for anti - slavery meetings. Notwithstanding the extreme odium attaching to the name of abolitionist at that time, she continued to preach against slavery, advocating the Interest of the negro race, sneaking occasionally In their churches, and aiding in their charitable associa tion. She was a delegate to the World's Anti Slavery Convention held in Ijomlon in 13-lU, but was excluded from a seat a a delegate, the right of women to take part iu it being inconsistently denied by the "freedom-loving" majority of members. Still, she and other women received courtesy and attention. Mr. Mott took an active THE PASSION PLAY. JUDGE HER CHARITABLY. The Baptist Pastors' Conference of New York has unanimously adopted a resolution protesting against the proposed production of "The Passion" at Booth's Theater, and ministers of Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Unitarian ami Roman Catholic churches have also spoken in a temperate but impressive and forcible manner against it. Among the clergymen who look upon the pro jected scheme with much disfavor are Robert Collyer, Henry Potter, John Hall, Thomas Arnii- tage, J. P. Newman, H. W. Bellows and I'M ward MeGlcnn. These gentlemen are endeavoring to create such an antagonistic public sentiment that the nlav cannot be presented. We doubt their ability to succeed in a city like New York, and we Mrs. Packard is endeavoring to rse from the ignominy which covered her during tftt? session of the Legislature, when it was shown that ahe had been willfully guilty of disgraceful double dealing to gain the favor of different members. She ia now engaged, after the Legislature is no more, in trying to make it appear that the married women's property bill would never have been passed with out her aid. She attempts to slur the Woman Suffragists by saying they opposed the iassage of the bill, knowing that she states what is false, and choosing to ignore the fact that, three weeks ago, the Nkw Noit'niWKST published the text of the new law and rejoiced over its passage. If she felt called upon to thank the law-makers, she should think the moral tone of the city will be strength- have done it when the bill was passed; but the cued if they fail. We witnessed the play in the fJrand Opera House at Sun Francisco, and must frankly admit that we had not before even an ap proximate appreciation of the beautiful life and teachings of the Son of God. For three hours we truth is, her letter in last Thursday's Jiullctbi, "in behalf of the women of Oregon," is an after thought a mere subterfuge to allow her to show her teeth to those who would not permit her two- raeeil conduct at Salem to go unrebuked. That sat almost entranced, listening with deep rever- double dealing is common with her, there is ample evidence unless people are charitable enough to believe that she should be under Dr. Hawthorne's charge. It would seem, after all the fn .hn Una made about her husband's putting her in an asy lum, that she would have had enough of the "pro tection" nonsense; but the following, taken from her sublimely impudent (or crazy; letter to the liulletin of last Thursday evening, proves other wise : ence to the sublime words of the Redeemer, awed by thegrandeur of his character and charmed with the simplicity of his life. Throughout the long rendition the audience was spell-bound and dumb, no applause serving to lessen theiradmira- tlon of the panorama passing before them, or to destroy the ellect of the weird and measured music or distract attention from the magnifi cent spectacular display. We wish, for the bene fit of Mdety, that "The Passion" could be well and faithfully represented throughout the length ami the breadth of the land. One realistic portrayal at every theater in the countrv of the life of JesuV Christ would bring forth more good results than all the sermons that can ever lc preached by the ministers who are decry ing ite production. In their zeal they are retard ing the work to which thev claim to have been "called." No infidel can lightly regard the play. It will inspire him with respect for the Christian religion, even though it may not change his ideas. It touches the heart, appeals to the higher ami nobler impulses, aud arouses the better natures of ail. It begets scorn for all that is low, impure, viehm and vile, snd creates affection for every thing that is lofty, pure, noble and just. GRANT COUNTY SUFFRAGISTS, Answered until we are a-weary. We ehowed him J part n the tlrst Woman's Rights Convention, ttuu the ballot for woman wouki not degrade her, hut would elevate the .tamian of political life; j that Uie respect of men for a woman is in propor tion to her intelligence ami independence; that j woman, instead of becoming the associate of low 1 politicians, will practically destroy them, defeat- iifg their schemes with her Hire ballot ami forcing them, from lack of sucvenfe in wire-pulling, to seek other callings; that the natural maternal love of teaman, even were she uch a contemptible crea ture as he claimed and inclined to forget her du Ucs, would prevent her from neglecting her fam ily; Uiat the "husband representation" doctrine S nonsense, citing numerous instaiues of its mis chievous working, and showing him that thou sands of women have no husbands, fathers or ittothers; that If men have so much "regard" for women, they will be gentlemen at the tolls, and ff-a lew want to b boorish, there will be plenty f persons to make Ihcin behave themselves. Our "teacher" changed his style of attack, and mtid "the majority of women don't want to vote, aiui, as the majority ruhs iu this country, none ught to vote," This bright individual is a Re publican so rabid and partisan ami so deeply iin toied with hatred of nil Democrats that he proba cy should he called a "Radical" and we applied he "majority role" in Couch precinct for his ben- Wlt, though wc dlaagr'd with him as to the pro- j icrtun-r that ha dntm morr frt!ij rauseor woinun'x trec- portiou of women wh waul to vote, giving him t Jom tlmn any othor wonmu in Awrica." good reasons for differing from his opinion which was held at Seneca Falls, N. Y., in 18 IS, and has been identified with the movement ever since. After the passage of the fugitive slave bill, she attended all trials of fugitive slaves iu Philadelphia, encouraging them by her presence ami words of sympathy, and endeavoring to evoke a public sentiment in opposition to their surrender to their masters. Since the emancipation of the slaves, she has been a constant worker In the cause of equal rights for women. May. she rest iu peace. "NO SUCH MEN HER 15." From Uie following article in the Qruttf Courtly yew, it is surmised that Mrs. Duniway's recep tion in Canyon City was very cordial: On thin noticeable In th nadlenoew that nUnxieil Mi. Daniwity'11 lecture In thUoltr ww that n large imrtof the comcresKtionii were ladle. Thin wmm due, m dvtiht, to the te't that we hav no mmIi mn In Orant mnf y ns nlie iut at Walla Walla and In sum thorn Oregon. Netthcr hav we any mit that d low. nvnn. dirty tricks, sad, for fenr their wive tn-dannhter tnliehl find II nut hjr HUetMlii'4 her lecture, forbid them Ht!iiUtiie,aiMl evn ro to far us to r't a lot of ''hoodlunj" to burn her In ottlxy or egg her. No, thank od, we hnv no men in fJrsnt county thai Hre so low In the aenle of humnn deiravlty a the two Ilia mentioned, hut inxtead we have mkk, and iikck.vt men at tha': ')" Mr. J-tnlwjiy hn! pood hottftc, and ere long we hope that our people enn nay. "I heard the lady On the 10th instant, at Canyon City, so the Arm states, a Grant County Woman Suffrage Society was organized. The first meeting was held in the Methodist Church, and the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. P. Kuiil: Vice-Presilen(, Mrs. M.I. Olinstead; Recording Secretary, Major Joseph Magone; Corresponding Secretary; Miss Mary Douthit; Treasurer, Mrs. If. H. Sels. y giving women the ballot there would be two head to the family, and fhtui, by making their righto identical, the wife would lie her own protector. Sb woold then be toned to naeriflce that in out womanly right 0 her nature. Ti.. her right to lie protected. It now becomes necessary to make a few extracts from Mrs. Packard's books, which she sells for a living, recounting the brutalities of some men to women in order to enlist sympathy and effect sales. It is proper for her to peddle these books, tftougli she might drop her double dealing. To suport her assertion that the "most womanly rtiit'T or woman Is to be protected, we quote from the tlrst paragraph of the first chapter of volume second of "Motleni Persecution." The chanter is headed "Imprisoned at Home by Mv Husband." aud tiiii wonis Slave reference to the order of the Trustees to Mr. Packard to take her out of theaev- ittm (italics ours): I protested ngalnnt being again pat Into his hands miUumt aome proteefitm. The next paragraph reads, verbatim : But like aa I entered the anylnm against my will, sad la spite of my protest, so I was put oat of it into the T nfiifr potrer my peneeutor, against my will, and la spite of my proiesi 10 me contrary. The eighth chapter of the book is headed, "Visit to my father in Massachusetts Mr. Packard for- bhls my seeing my children;" the ninth, "Mv suc cessful appeal so the Massachusetts Legislature for On motion, the President appoiuted an Execu- protection;" the tenth, "Mv father becomes mr live Committee, a follows: M. V. Thompson, protector" all showing how much her "most Mrs. Dr. llorslev ami Mrs. Chas. Grav Mr. M. I Ol instead, Mrs. Minnie Southworth aud Rev. (!. K. Wilcox were appointed a Commit tee 011 Resolutions, and submitted the following: Resolved, That we recognise the right of pollti-al equality for all citlxens, irrespective f cx. as an Inalienable right and essential to National political prosperity. Remdved, That our (banks are due to the Oregon legiala- ture of UHS for tbelr Just and generous action In submitting womanly right" availed her when her husband chotfe to trample it under foot. After looking through Mrs. Packard's books, we are free to ad mit that she was not of very sound mind when placed iu the asylum or that her brain was af fected by her troubles after she became an inmate ami before she wrote her books. They contain considerable sense aud much fanaticism. Tim a Woman Kuirrnge resolution to the next tegManire for diflerentwrts indicate the rational and irrational lS22!UTh-, - ... .k , I)crio'ls of the "". The manner in which shs ISWIor ratification of the action of the lwtala!nre of two "Wows ,u,t wl Pn r. McFarlaml is illus on behalf of wiman's cnfranchUcnunt, claiming the ratifi- I tratlve of the way she has acted iu Oregon. He canon iimn a concession, im as a ngnt. receives tier praises and then her censure. On Jirwotvvu, 1 lint wc win use an nonommc m"an To I nil nee the voters of Oregon to assist u In adopting the Woman Hnttrage resolution, and in giving woman an n(ual interest In the Nation's prosperity and welfare. Rtmlrtd, That we tender thanks to the law-makers of the j Stale and Nation forever- Inullennble right they liare yet accorded to woman, and we wait patiently and Impefully forthe time when they will confer the elective franchise upon every tax-paying American cltlsen of proper age. without regard to sex. "Couch precinct is heavily Democratic, and, a the majority rules, the Hancock men had a right to-peevent from voting thoee who did not agree -a'lth them, according ti your peculiar reasoning," wesaftf. 11 suddenly dawned on him that If but ne woman In Anierha wants to vote, the re maining millions Imv tio right to "say her nay." Our well-meaning "tutor" grew rambling In his Mfnarks, ami finally concluded by saying that in the large cities an extm hilot-hox would lw nec essary at each polling place, aa women would be crowded and jostled too much If compelled to form in-line with men, atid lU.i t:: r.se would be too gi:at We Kuggit! thai, in consideration of tHfMarxes paW by wr.meii, Uiey might In- provided vfth places to vol". After displaying his ignuratioe of the status of Oregon women In regard to property, the "mis afonnry" departed, feding that he was not a suc ess. We trust he learned that he may "study the suffrage question f ir uu years" more without eoiniug to n logical and wnaible conclusion unless ho hikes right and justice into account in his deliberations. The Afounhtin Scnlhul, of Union, has "no fault to find with tho objects and aims of the principles ' Mrs. II, of Woman Suffrage." It says "there is not the shadow of a doubt that the enfranchisement of woman would aid in purifying our National affairs," but thinks the "great ipiestion would full to the earth a mutilated corpse and a dead issue," if it were to be decided by woman's ballot. We dissent from the last proposition. If a woman does not believe iu her right to vote, she cannot consistently use the ballot against the right, I lowever, wo are glad to place the SnUincl on record in favor of Woman SuffYagc. TI... T..i. ....... ..r I... .... : a . ... , . j mr i' inini 01 mnt eviruiiig; uoilUlltietl ail aC- eountof the Republican ratification meeting in McMinnville, from which it seems that its great success was due principally to ladies. We pmte: "A lilierly car containing thirty-seven beautiful young girls in uniform, each bearing a blazing torch, was drawn through the streets by six hows. Private residences and business houses were illuminated, brass music voiced patriotic airs, and eloquent speakers discoursed of liberty and victory. The first of these culled out was Aire If A 1 tnliM t" .1 iw. I,:, t . I I'lUHIIIIUIIII V. Ill .VI I Ul l.l III I place, who proved conclusively that she could grasp the iolitical situation as well as advocate the right of suffrage for women. Her address, though impromptu, was pointed and eloquent, and intensified the enthusiasm of the audience. Gov ernor Gibbs, of this city, also delivered a tine ad dress. The hall had been tastefully decorated and appropriately inoltocd by the ladie-s to whom also is due the credit of planning the liberty car and decorating the same." When a tribe of Rcdouius goes out to fight, it is their custom to place one or two young maidens 011 tho best horses at the front. These dusky Am azons encourage the desert cavaliers by their cries and gestures, and plunge into the thick of the fight. Wherever the damsels lead the Arab cav alry follows, but if they are killed or captured, their followers lose heart anil retreat. Wc hope some timid brother will arise and remark that "If women vote, they must light." In the Southern States there is said tobea wide spread sentiment in favor of Woman Suffrage. A gentleman from Alabama, being interviewed in St. Louis recently, voiced the sentiment and out lined the chief cause that has promoted its rapid growth. Said he, "Every Southerner begins to see the suicidal course of the Nation iu endowing the negroes, uneducated in the most common un derstanding of political economy and possessed- of the least literary attainments, with tho power to make laws for their former mistresses." iwge 3S1 of Uie second volume we find'these pare- rapns (we copy verbatim) : Now every noble nuinly ai t of protection extended to MM in the very respectful manner in which he bestowed it. re- stored to me with renewed strength, such entire trut and confidence In his manhood, that I could say, Mily nean is nxeu." trusting in Dr. McKarland as mv 0m appmittetl deliverer and iwotector. r had no reason to feel, after these three long vears of afe- mlute leert ion, that another man lived on earth whoeared for my happiness, bnt lr. McFarland. Therefore, in choos ing him as my only earthly protector, I merely accepted of the UeMiny my friends and the State had assigned me, and ' In return for this boon thus forced upon me, I willingly of fered him a womnnN heart of gruteful love In return, as tk only prise left mo to bestow. Tt seems that MeFarland did not agree as to Uiis "destiny," ami fifteen pages further on he is de nounced as follows : I have done all I knew how to do to raise this man. from the low level of selnsh policy to the higher platform of Christian principle hut all In vain I now herewith ass him over Into the power of that State, whose public servant he Is hoping and praying that this ower may be able to do for thfe man's benefit what "woman's influence" has failed to ac complish. And If the state will not receive hlin, r thea leave him with his own worst enemy himself ! We might make extensive quotations to militate against Mrs. Packard, but this article is printed with no intention of injuring her only to inform tho public of her actions. She may be considerod either dishonest or insane, and we hope our roatf ers will mercifully adopt the latter view. It is reported that the revivalist, Mrs. Van Cott, recently refused to eat dinner in the same hotol with Robert G. Ingersoll. Thisdisplay of bigotry, by its smallness, almost surpasses that of tho elo quent infidel iu opposing Woman Suffrage, though he says the following is the basis of his religion, "I grant to every other individual every right I claim for myself." Tt seems that one is about 3 much afflicted its tho other with Christian love and charity, and that each is a victim of that hu man nature that makes all people, want to "havo their own way." '1 1