r r oatetol w" SATITRDAY, JAN. 13, 1S72. The Puller of t!it Oppoatttoit. The opposition is in a most des perate situation. A fair, oien and manly contest is not to be thought of by tliem for a moment, for then el! of their inconsistencies, contra dictions and departures wcii'd have to come to light. It would then hare to lie confessed that while they tare the name Democrat, they have Uut Utile else wfciett unites the laitli of the party together nothing sub stantia! upon which the individual members of tin organization can or harmonize amog thcm- plant their feet and feel that ly Ljlves, Were Ibtoerly the most in are oi,c in principle. They would vctoratc eiiemiwtlf the Denieeracy : l ave to make a fYank confession of their diForgaitired condition, and their utter inability to get up a magnet, in the dap of o platform, or code of principles, mfliccntiy strong in its attracting properties to uruig tn-e wiaciy-uiverging cie - mcnts of the party into unification. There seems to be but one course for them to pursue which holds out any hop? of success, and that is for them to keep their own deformities in the Jwejgjnndjiid-out of sight so far as jx stable under weighty charges, real or imaginary, brought . against the l!epubl:can "arty. If they can only succeed iu occupying the position of the aggressive party all the time, and thus compel the ' . Kepublicau party to fight on the defensive, so far as position is con cerned, t!:cy will fight at an advan tage. '1 hey arc now making a stren uous effort to R"curo this vantage ground. The Tammany exposures no sooner began, than Democratic journals commenced making a great outcry about Republican stealings. Their zeal and anxiety, however, caused them to go, in their imaginary allegations, beyond the limits of pru dence, and nobodjri held up his hands iu horror, ffoiri the simple fact, that the chaig&i were not believed by anyoneas most of them were pure indentions. That this was the lpin hold of the opposition, however this spirit of aggressive m isreprei entation has recent ly been illustrated in the United States Senate iu a debate upon the civil service abuses. The opposition en deavored to convey the impression to the country there, that a regular system of corruption and stealing now exists in the civil service, which the Republican party are endeavor ing to shield from investigation. Such an allegation is false, because the Republican party are willing to assist in the most searching inves tigation which can be made. As Senator Wilson of .Massachusetts raid, "neither the Administration nor the Republican party had any thing to conceal. Everything was open to the full light of day. Any investigation which any Senator might call for should be made. It was not honorable nor just, how ever, to try to produce the infprcs sion that theft, robbery and corrup tion were everywhere the rule and honesty the exception. The Administration was vigilant in de tecting and punishing crime, and concealed no ease of embezzlement from the country. Of the immense sums disbnrsed by Republican offi cials, but few com pa ri lively had been lost. During the administration of Van Ruren, ninety-two out of ninety-eight receivers of public money were defaulters. Nothing approaching it is now the case. . ... mm m The New York Pot says that Gov. Hoffman renounces his long cherished adherence to the Demo cratic party. He is for a new party, and is ready to act wit& the ' W jjal I know about farming" man, or any other of that stripe. John Quincy Adams, who says be regards the administration of President Grant as a. national calam ity, left the Republican party be cause of his admiration for Andrew Johnson. Connolly of New York has pro cured bail at last Come to the Fountain Mrud. Tne combination made up of I Imorote and disaffected Repub- J licit for the purpose of denting j Gen. Grant, does not seem to be prospering jusat this time. De - I tfiocraoy has always boasted of her individuality, and it must be quite humiliating to her now, to sec a large class of her demoralized children so willing to ojicrale under the prompting eye of a class of men, whose influence, in maintaining Re- publican measures, has assisted in brlnirincf her to her nrcscnt imbe- oil condition. These same renegade o o publicans, who ate now skylark- ! .,, ;nn i ing around, in a cautions, timid way, for the purpose of doing, they can not determine what, as they cannot . mMj tosecsomany Democrats dodg- f , ti oti.cr oi- tKfe ... . t to w)iell j t, wrmkjfi m an(i capcr ; . . fa rccj &i. I t01)n(li, to us au( 0iiy 8i,OW8 to , . . , f (jomHi.,ti011 thev have descended. What used to lie "old hickory's," and "unterrified," and "unadulterated," are now "lim- ! ber-jacks," and "shaky-legs," and j "india-rubber-men," ready to as- sume any si ap?, however deceptive j or contradictory, to deceive the peo I pie. Now Democrats, these roi c : gadc Republicans will not advocate I your measures, for they are ILepub- licans in principle, their disafTectiou . . ... , - i being to General Grant, and not to the cardinal principles of the party. If they can use you to promote sell1 ish purposes, they will do so ; but the moment you attempt to use them to advance the claims of your leaders, or to maintain your princi ples, for which you tried to break up the Government, they will drop you like a hot potato. If you arc iu a mood to take iir Republican nourishment at all, as feeins to be indicated by your trotting around after these men, why not come to the Republican fountain where the waters arc mire and wholesome? A machine has recently been per fected in London with which a writer, using a pen in the .usual manner, can at the same time pro duce a duplicate so small as to be invisible to the raked eye, yet so distinct that a microscope will re veal every line and dot. A useful application it will he for the pre vention of forgery, as private marks can be made which no imita tor could see or even suspect the presence of. . To Anjocitx. A resolution passed the U. S. Senate the other day to adjourn Congress sine die on the third Monday in May. Whether the House will concur is another question most likely not. A bill is about to be reported in Congress for the naturalization of Indians. It proposes to give to all theif proportion of reservation lands and annuities, and, after living two years a civilized life, to make them voters. t An uncle of George Francis Train has made oath that Francis is a lu natic, and has asked to be appointed guardian over him. The revolution is advancing into the State of Tamaulipas. Insur gent forces appeared before General Cortiuas' troops and fell back on Comargo. It is supposed they will entrench and fight. A steam wagon exploded in Glas gow, Scotland, recently, killing five children, and wouuding seven, who were following. The Russian steamship Kunit foundered in the Caspian Sea last month, and all ou board perished. She Ind a million rubles on board. The ship Edward foundered off Falmouth, England, Dec2pth,and all on board were lost. A conflagration was put out in a room of the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Portland, last Tuesday. General Sickles is preparing for a virrrtlYma aacAllll. linnil tflA Vru Management, in both tbo Courts aud the Legislature, FAMFH; (OAST NEWS, Tliey are considering Jlic propri- i ety of offering a reward for wolf Ip at Dallas. 1 I' rof. Oglesby, of Dallas, liad liis . ' left arm shattered by the kick of a horse, recently, says the Repulu lican The hams of a deef killed by some Dallas hunters weighed fifty seven pounds. James'M. Campbell, of Dallas, in cutting off limbs, let the knife ; slip, and came near cutting off the i leaders of throe fingers. Frazcr River, I. (, 's still fro zen over. Victoria is troubled ever-V -report that several ship loads of Fe nians are on their way from San Francisco to capture Vancouver Island. It is reported that the city is under martial law, business j suspended, troops parading the j streets, and great excitement pre- vailing. Mr. Jacob Handle fell from the roof of a house at Olympia last week, but still keeps his "light burning." The Kalama Beacon says : On Saturday night 31st ult., a Sweed- i ish boatman, named Harold Je.isen, was drowned iu the river between the wharf and Emily Island, by a skiff filling wiih water in which hiniKcl aud a companion were, at the time. Search for his body has baei continued ever since, but so far with out any trace as to where it may be found. A large railroad depot is. to be built at Kalama, occupying a whole block. The rails have been laid for the first twenty-five miles, About two hundred men are cm ployed on the next ten miles, clear ing and grabbing. A few days ago the Oregon 'an contained an account of what was called the largest steel works in the world, located i;i Germany, and covering a square mile of ground. A correspondent writes to correct this story. I Ic says that everybody ought to know that the largest steal works iu the world were located in the city of New York, and covered many square mile. A denizen of Eait Portland fell off of one of the city bridges and broke the handle of his face. A young man named Hent was followed by a couple of men and knocked down and robbed iu Port land, on Friday of last week. Sev eral houses were robbed the same night, say.s the Oregonian. The two Goofl Templar lodges in Portland are flourishing in a most gratifying degree. Within sixty days, sixty-five persons have been initiated. A State Temperance Convention is to be held at Salem on the 22d of February next. Portland was visited with a very severe rain storm last Saturday. Oregon merchants have a "good name" and plenty of credit at San Francisco, says an exchange. Mrs. Hellering, of Portland, is in distress about her daughter Lizzie, thirteen years of age, who ran away from home last Saturday. Desires information of her whereabouts. The Raptist denomination at Seattle are preparing to build the largest church edifice iu Washing ton Territory. The Olympia land office disposed of 14,608 acres of land during last December. Olympia has two daily and five weekly papers, and another is pro jected. Her population is about twelve hundred. One hundred and thirteen couples were"jincd" in Marion, county dur ing last year. Sam. May is released from "dur ance vile," on a bond signed by S- B. Knox, Jt L. Parrisli, J. Conser and P. D. Palmer. The Salem Mercury says it was Gjo. W. Johnson who sold Sol. Durbin the bale of sheep skins for coon skins, and Tom. Richmond sold tliem to him. Was, hey ! The Roseburg Pluindeakr tells of a lad, named Hugh ' Parr, burst- "g old gun barrel by attempt- J ing to fire a squib from it last New Year only, three fingers and a half were amputated fromlthc lad's hand. It is stated that Kalama whisky is a giiod "take off" one drink and then a funeral. Mr. Hayden ofEola has invented a pair of pruning shears and ap plied for a patent Dominick Gerry, a member of Co. IC, Twenty-third Infantry, com mittcd suicide on Wednesday even ing of last week by shooting him self through the head, says the Van couver Jtagistcr. Four men recently crossed the Columbia at Vancouver on the ico. 4 1 The Portland Bulletin office has moved into a two story brick on the corner of First and Ash street. The Qreyonian says tUe building is better titled for a newspaper office than perhaps any other in the State. Good for the Bulletin. The next State Fair is to be held Oct. 7th, 1872. The Statmitan says that Rill Watkiuds is lord over all of the Sa.lem Mercury. A load of line timothy hay was sold in Salem last Tuesday at $'25 per ton. Gen Reauregard likes the new Deiarture, and prefers General Ran cock for the Presidential candidate, A little girl named Hanly, in Portland, had her foot crushed by a. wagon wheel passiiig over it, re ceiwy. FWKMUN 1CMS. A report is current that Sir Sam uel Baker and his men, who were exploring Central Africa, on the head waters of the Nile, have died of starvation. One report says that the men' mutinied and shot Raker; anothef states that only Baker and his wife are left of the expedition. The (ierman expedition to Ven ezuela will be commissioned to en force the national claims against the Governments of the South American Republics. Hit Majesty, the Emperor Wil liam of Germany, will visit the Czar of Russia, iu St. Petersburg, during the coming spring. The members of the Right Cen tre in the French Assembly having made an overture to the Legitimists for coalition, the latter, iu tlieir re ply, say they will coalesce, but, at the same time, will preserve their independence, Thoy also announce their disapproval of the . Orleaus Princes as leaders. The Emperor of Austria, in his speech to Parliament, declares that Austria is weary of international conflict and desires peace and order. The times were never so prosperous. General Rosecrans is perfecting a plan for the promotion of commerce and amity between the United States and Mexico, by encouraging the citizens oftlie United States to aid Mexico in the development of her resources. A Quebec dispatch says that a trunk mystery case has arisen there which has created much excitement. A box was found the other day at the Graud Trunk Railway depot, containing the mutilated body of a female in a partially decomposed condition. The limbs had been cut off, and the flesh chopped off in large pieces. The boisas left by a 6tranger, whose name is unknown. Foul play is suspected, and an in vestigation is pending. It is reported on goodj authority that all the RritUh troops, except a few artillery, will be withdrawn in the spring from Halifax, which is now the only garrisoned city in the dominion. . Valmeseda has issued a procla mation, in which he says that the offer of pardon to the Cuban insur gents cannot last forever. He now proclaims that every insurgent cap tured after January 15th will be shot, and those surrendering after that date will be sentenced to per petual imprisonment. The Committee of the Assembly on the reorganization of the French army propose to make terms of military service five years on active duty ; four years in the reserve ; six years iu the secondary service. Alarmed at Gladstone's Repub lican tendencies, the conservative section, led by die Duke of Somer set and Yfrcouut Halifax, arc seek ing to form a coalition with the Tories, for the purpose of electing Reverie Speaker of the Houso of Commons instead of L'rand, and to compel the retirement ofGladstone. London opera of the 29th pub lish a letter from Her Majesty Queen Victoria, in which she says that she desires to express b$r deep sense of the touching sympathy ex hibited for her family by the whole nation, and for her dear son. The feeling, says the Queen, shown by her pi'ople during the painful and terrible days of tiie Prince's illness, their sympathy with herself and beloved daughter the Princess of Wales, and the joy manifested at the improved health of the Prince has made a yacep and ineffable im pression upon her heart. The man ifestionsof the people are nothing new to her, for she met with the same sympathy ten years ago, when a similar illness from that under which her sou is suffering removed from life the best, wisest and "kind- est husband that ever lived. Her Majesty says she also wishes to ex press the heartfelt gratitude of the Princess of Wales, and concludes her letter with a hope that her faithful subjects will coutinuo to pray for the complete recovery of the Prince. The conscription for the Russian army for the year 1872 is six men to every thousand. Thiers delivered a powerful speech in the National Assembly, of France on the 2Glh ult., in opposition to levying an income tax. General Sherman and Lieutenant Grant were expected to arrive in Paris on the 28th of last month The Germans have seized prom incut citizens of the town of Revin in the Department of the Ardennes. because of troubles between the Bavarian troops quartered there and the French people. It is understood that the. Ger mans arc making a census of the private fortunes of wealthier citizens of the invaded Departments. Admiral Pauls de Ramabi is the aquatic warrjor who is to represent Spain at Washington. Scnor Rob erts will retire. It is rumored that the President of Silieria is in jail, charged with appropriating some 40,000 of the public money to fits own use. While the Yale professors arc agitating the establishment ot a school for training editors, the Cor icll faculty have decided on this de- tiartn'.ciit of instruction. The course in letters, as the new department is called, will extend through four years. 1 he prominent studies will lie those relating to social and polit ical science, literature, history, and modern languages. Facilities will be afforded for learning the printer's trade, in connection with the Uni versity printing othce. One shipment of two tons and another oi six tons of chickens and turkeys were sent from Davenport, Iowa, recently, the order was made by the heaviest commission firm in Nevada, who liad tne con tract for supplying fowls for Christ mas dinners of several societies be longing to the Miner's Association. . Congress will be urged to pass at the present Mission a bill requiring postmasters to fulfill the duties of pension azents. The plan lias been advocated for years, but lias always been stubbornly resisted by an in fluential lobby. mob attempted to lynch a ne gro named Howard, who had raped a young girl in Rocliester on the 2d of January. Tho police and militia finally "dispersed the crowd, but uot before several were kilteu and wounded. Mrs. Grant's receplton on New Year's Day is pronounced the most brilliant ever held iu Washington. She was assisted in receiving dis tinguished persons by Mrs. Colfax, Mrs. Boutwell, Mrs. Williams of Oregon, and Mrs. Cresswell. Iu Louisville, Ky., on the 30th of December, Mrs. Wcisert, wbilo temporarily insane, killed her moth er by. chopping out her brains with a hatchet. Tliere are 130 cases of small pox in Jersey I ity. Letter MUt JPnUKSM, Sa.V Fkaxcisco, Dec. 29, 187L Editor Register ; If I ever go back to Oregon, as I certainly expect to do, and hear any Oregon- ian say a word about the eternal drouths of California, I am resolved to treat him. That idea will be living joke in my mind for yean to come. Californians have mention ed to me here, that from what they could learn, Oregon would be au exceedingly pleasant place, if it were not for the rainy winters. The thing has sounded so absurd that 1 hare several times got cursed for laughing in their faces. A man,1 kicked me off the side walk for it yesteiday, and nearly broke my. back, but it did not do the least bit of good. The next man I met was a prominent lawyer, who asked me if it was very rainy this winter' up the coast, when in spite of every effort at restraint I broke out if,? such guffaws that I could not spellt a woru. lie made some remark, about idiocy, and passed on. . . J But seriously, I never have seen such a storm as we have been hav- '. ing all over this State, The rain surpasses our worsfspellsof weath- " er" in Oregon, and the wind blow;, a hurricane most of tho time. Here;. . at San Francisco, the wind is not felt so much ; but I visited Sacra. -mento a few day? since, and I as- ; sure you the scene was terrible. Sometimes it was difficult to walk the streets, the wind was so strong. . Some small houses were blown down. r Locust and popular trees planted for shade, and other ornamental trees, were torn out by the roots; . and the rain was driven into every possible crack and crevice in the houses, so that almost every build ing, it is said, was wet through and through. The streets were flooded so that wherever one would go he . must wade water. And yet this. . water was not from the river, for, ,( that did not rise above the levies ' it was simply the water falling on the streets faster than it could run ' off. After all, this great storm i the salvation of the State. Every- ' body feels hopeful, whereas before there was much discouragement and some actual distress. I rejoice with them but positively, all'the disa- rrnwalilnnncc if fi t -i Hwumi. winf.m 0 - - o " 1 LL I V A-U I I. . I II.. .1 III lilt V 'II I' 1 1 II I. 1111 .... if it could bo concentrated into two. i. ,v weeks, would not surpass the last two weeks of this glorious Caliior. mu iiaiy oi wie uccmeni. iinu still it comes, and there appears a good show for its continuance anoth er week at least. The barometer , is at foulweatber point yet There is a good deal of arguing here about Oregon. People here seem very generally to bo desirous of learning all the facts about oar pwie. ine uncertainty ot tne crops in California is beginning to tell in the wav of nroducinir discon- i a tent among her producing classes. The prospect of a favorable season this year, may allay this feeling for a time, but eventually Oregon will receive large accessions to its popu lation, from here. , . The Sacramento valley is a mag- nificient country; there is not as fine a body of laud any where. But at least one third of the time, farmers tell me, the crops are total or partial failures from the drouth. This must prevent its ever being a first rate agricultural country. More before I leave, unless I am swallow ed up by an earthquake. COSMOPOLITE. The New York World correspondent writing from Havana under date of IieceinlKr 23d, states that the Captain General of Cuba lias decreed the prac tical enslavement of the whole Cninese population of the Island, numbering 64,000 souls. The decree orders the 15,000 field Chiuese to immediately enroll themselves under the tutelage of the Government and work hi tbeGoT eraraent works at the rate of f4pcr' week. Considering that all Chinese who are now working under contract shall be windenUircdat the expiration of their terms or be sent to jail, this may be considered afhir?) proposi tion on the part oftlie Captaiu Gener al. General Sherman and Lieutenant Grant arrived iu Paris on New Year's Day. Tho New York WorkiTs down on the "passive policy." Fi h again offers to resign.