The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, January 26, 1872, Image 4

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OiliHfi I !: ju-k for Oregon
Mvliux of ' K.'inihlictiu
itiurnl f ouimm-.-c.
Then will be a Meting of tlic Ro-
mWicaii Slate Central t'oiuuiittee of
( tosrou, -at Salem, on the 1st dav oft
IV! ruary, 1874, for the purpose of fix
hit; toe time and place at liokllng tlie
im xt tate convention, ami transacting
other badness. Tlie personal nttcwl
aucc of each member of theCommlttea
i- inu-ful. E M.h
marasn of tokooioottkic.
( !. M. 1 o-ter Baker.
'. ( . Met "own.... .
Janiff iWeMi.. ;!'it;':i.
! lean HUm-hard CoTumota.
s. s. Mann Coo.
T Y. Crooks Curry.
David Bushey Donglas,
Y. M. WttiiiA, Grant.
w. M. Turner Jackson.
IV, M. Gibbons Josephine.
John Barrows Luin.
W. II. Haley....-.. . ....Lane.
t . P, CrandaU MtUtnonwh.
B. V. Nichols Polk.
T, ('. Franklin Umatilla.
vv. .r. Sitodsffil Union.
& T.V.. rnrneH,... Washington.
7.. !'. ?ltoiiv Wasco,
J, W. Watt Yamhill.
T. B. Odeneal Benton.
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Ibe KoimbllMiii Leaden Who Are
0KmrI to in n. Urnnt.
It would be a. Mry remarkable
ciivuinstance, if there were not some
Republican leaders, who were anxi
ous to defeat the nomination of
Gen. GrjuftVor the mtt Residen
tial term. So long as men are am
bitions and aspiring; so long as
envy, malice and revenge are per
mittcd to influence human motives
and prompt human action, so long
raav such oppositions be expivtcd. 'strength audjer;etuity of the na
Presi deal Lincoln, it Will be re-1 tion,tholiappinessand enlightenment
luembered, was surrounded by quite
a number of hostile rivals, both in
las Cabinet and out, rfl endeav
ored by their intrigues to turn the
popular senuraeut iagainst mm;
bat ins
omatie shrewdness en
abled him t.i ciieutrivoiit the whole
of them. There never has been a
l residential candidate, for a second
term, in the history of the country,
but what has experienced more or
ics of the same kind of opposition
rivalshjpj which is BtiWleing u$ed
by ambitious aspirants, or revenge
fufpartisans, to supplant or secure
the deeat ut tk-ird.wL.Sjlf.
fsnness, or revenge, isat the bottom
of the whole of the opposition to
Gvn. Grant, we most heartily be-
neve. J-yman i runiimii,
Clun k's Stfflmwr, has, on weomit of
1 ing service in the United
tat..s Senate, become somewhat
dictatorial and overiRWtog.'fll Op
posed to General Grant, because,
since the vote he gave to save An
drew Johnson in the Impeachment
trial, he no longer enjoys the confi
dence of'the President. Sumner be
came angry at Grant because of the
m in 1 l'l .
removal of .Motley, as Minister to j
England the latter having chosen j
to take the advice of Sunnier on the
Atokma fucstiun, ratcj.dhwj the
iiistrnetions of SwreVjfry Tish.
From that time forward, Stunner
sought opportunity to inaktj him
self as disagreeable to tlie President
as possible. Influenced,we verily be
lieve, by a petty spirit of spiteful
revenge, he opposed tin? PmmmVt
San Domingo policy, and intensified
the quarrel so much between him
self and Secretary Fish, as to com
pel the Senate to remove him from
the Chairmanship of the committee
on Foreign Relations, in order tat j
business might be transacted proper-
ly. llecause the IVesideut had a j
mind of bis own, and ditinot choose
to follow the dictation of arrogant
Charles Sumuer, the latter is op
posed1 to him. Tlien comes this
man Schurz one of the most bla-
taut, (because the' most unpriu-
cipled) bounders after the President,
He assumes the part of iujureoju-;
liocence in fact, they all do. The !
cause of this opposition to General !
Grant, is to be found in the refusal I
of the President to appoint every :
to ofnoe
rjiom SchjirzraM-
l'resideut's term, he was one of the
most inveterate bores in Washing
ton for appointments in the civil
service, being utterly careless, too,
st0 their qualification. In one
ii win j .i cni-ctlm ViiiF Vii-V TV!
instance, says the New York Tune,
1 "be advocated the case of a citizen
I of Missouri, who had neither social
nor politic standing, for a foreign
; mission." Not Iviug alle in every
instance to influence General
"Grant to appoint every nan to !-
tice whom Lis citpiditand reckless
ness, as to qualification, might
sliggesl, he CfJticludoJ to shbw the
President that he was tremendous
in fact, that he trailed the Ger
man vote of this country. So he,
together with Rrown of Missouri,
lioltod the Republican ticket, and by
their course, caused theclection
of the Ppayjiifj di lair to the Uni
ted States Senate. Tlie history of
this man Schurz, from the time he
came to this country until now, as
related by the Tunes, presents lit
tle else than dishonest intrigue and
cupidity. Kenton ami Greeley be
came offended because their desires
were not carried out iu regard to
the spoils of the New York Cus
tom House, and Greeley wanted to
bo President, too, so that it has
become au axiom, that leading Re
publicans" who are opposed to Gen.
Grant, are influenced iu their op
positifli by soiuc personal grievance,
or motive, of this character. All of
their efforts, however v will fail ; for
opposition coming from this quar
ter, animated by such motives, only
shows the real value of Gcueral
Grant's character, by contrast, aud
increases the number of his support
Inflnt-iirc or the
The newspaper press in tluscoun
try is a tremendous power. The
of our people, dcjwnd upon the
political opinions entertained and
put in practice by them. These
political opinions are derived main
ly Ironi the press; for the press is
not only the conservator of politi
cal intelligence, but is also the in
structor, or school-master through
the influence of which, the great
mass of the people are taught polit
ical knowledge and duty. Its
opinions formed and inculcated are
profcsedly based upon the founda
tions of truth, justice and necessity.
It takes hold of every question aud
weighs it in these balances. In its
news department, from statistics,
j actual examples, and other sources,
its general spirit is to impart cor-
rect principles of morality.,,. It is
therefore reformatory in its general
character. We speak now of our
daily and weekly (wlitical press,
and do not include that class of in
decent illustrated literature, and
some not illustrated, whose para
mount design and effort seems to be
to encourage vice and licentious
ness. Some have thongnt, howev
er, that the tendency of our daily
and weekly press is evil, from the
JHTCliaT crimes and evirJeeoT "are
narrated in all of their native de
pravity, even to the minutest de
tails. While some of them may do
this without appropriate comments
of condemnation, or without show
ing a proper distinction between
right and wrong in every instance,
the great majority of them publish
these details as a matter of news,
with wholesome comments, uphold
ing the pure and condemning the
evil, and we therefore think that the
general tendency of this department
is designed to promote virtue and
truth. In the heat of political dis-
cussion, while freely, as should be
done, criticising public men and
measures, there is then most danger
of zeal overtoppling prudence and
honest dealing. Fair discussion
and candid disputation is too often
permitted to degenerate into person.
af vituperation and abuse. This is
the most obnoxious feature connect.
cd with our newspaper political dis-
cussious. The policy aud doings of
public mcn,lhcir official conduct,
are public property, and legitimate
subjects of newspaper criticismi
.their worthy deeds should be a
planded, and their evil ones, If any,
condemned; and their crimes should
be held up in all of their enormity
to the view of every observer ; but
low, vulgar personalities so often
' indulged in between ctlitors as a
1 Giilf itntn fiw Ktmr.rfdtlrt mwt Mtt.
substitute for honorable and cour
teous discussion, is of no earthly
benefit to the irty, and is a posi
tive injury to the progress of good
morals in society.
Rev. J. F. Anderson, of M. E.
Zion Church, who recently arrived
iu Portland, is Presiding FJdcr of a
district embracing all of Oregon
and Washington Territory, and also
British Columbia.
The editor of the Eugene (!uarl
is bored with letters from "many
inquirers" to get Information about
Oregon. He proposes to retail his
views at 12 centsLj
James Thompson, of Eugcile, was
sent to limbo for one mouth for
stealing a poeket-kuile and some
other artleles of tridiig'valtw, says
the Guard.
A farm of 640 acres, twelve miles
north of Eugene, and owned by Mr.
Cummins, recently sola fof 8H,500,
says the Guard,
OffiecfMcCoy, ot; Dbrtland, re
cently captured an escaped Chinese
ooavict, at Oregon City, who was
went to the Penitentiary, from Jack
son county, alwut two years ago, for
ten years, but who escaped not long
,,,u.. .,H,v;
that Isaac Davis, ot .North l amiiill
has lately killed two great snow or
white owls, at his farm. One of
tliem measured six feet from the tip
of one wing to the tip of tlie other.
Two screech owls have been
caught in Dalles recently, and the
Republican gravely inquires : "Is
our town going to the owls and
The Dallas jieople are agitating
the question f bringing tlie water-
power of the Ellendale .Mill Com
pany to town.
The Dallas ReptMkan speaks
of an old gentleman as having ar
rived at that town propefling the
following odd turnout: A box
nailed to a round stick; wheels,
three feet in diameter, made of inch
plank, placed nyoneitlierend of the
stick, or axle ; two sticks extend
ing forward from this axle tor shafts,
crossed by a bxr at the end to put
the breast against to propel it.
Within this vehicle was a knitting
machine and the baggage of the
traveler, lie proved to be an itine
rant knitter of socks, etc. ; and had
traveled from the East to Califor
nia, mid from there to Amity, and
from thence to Dallas, knitting as
hecould find opportunity.
F. Wood, one of the proprietors
of the Brooklyn Hotel, died in San
Francisco on the 18th. The day
before he died, he paid up his over
due jjremiumsjf 3.00 on a life pol
icy oi iu,uuu
Tlie Japanese Embassy are mak-
jng excursions, about 'Frisco. Saski,
Chief Justice of Japan, was partic
ulaly struck with the Rogue's Gal
lery in San Francisco, and ordered
his Secretary to take notes ot the
Tlie increase of foreign trade in
San Francisco for 1871, was ?9,002,
796, of which 87,123,537 was
Chinese trade.
The residence of .Air. Ii D. Towl,
ofSalem, was burned on tlie 20th,
the furniture bing saved. It was
insured for ?2,500.
There are forty-two Smiths, six
teen Jones and eighteen Browns in
The Orcffonim has in its pos
session an original statement of
funds received and disbursed by U.
S. Grant in 19) at Detroit, while,
as Second Lieutenant of the 4th in
fantry, was he performing the duties
of Commissary of Substance.
The Columbia river is full of ice.
During the year just closed four
hundred ant forty-one deaths have
occurred in Stockton, Cal.
-The Eugeueotr; desires that
a college be started there.
An $18,000 private residence is
to be erected at Salem by E. N.
Cooke. fc
Stops are now being taken to re
furnish and open the Chemeketa
Hotel at Salem.
link river, in Southern Oregon,
is talked of by a Salent company as
a good place for a woolen factory, i President Thiers, of France, in
The wheat crop of California for accordance with i. is previous inti
1S72 is estimated at fully double mations. sent to the Assembly on
that of 1871. the '20th inst. his formal resignation
The Japanese Kmhassy will leave ' as President, aoeompatilea also by
San Francisco for the Eastern the the announcement of the resignation
30 or 31st inst. iofalltlie .Ministers. A vt te was
Money is being raised to erect a adopted almost unanimously, only
Congregational edifice at Seattle. I six memWrs dissenting, appealing
ThesawmilU at Tacoma now J to the patriotism of tlie President,
have a capacity of 50,000 feet ; and refusing to accept the resigna
daily. ft tj Ition. A deputation was appointed
A company has been organized t to announce to Thiers the action ot
at San Francisco to engage in the the Assembly. -V Deputy, subse
whale fishery in the Northern Pa-; quently moved that a committee be
cific. Seattle is to liftlnDadtpiprtcrs. appointed to endeavor to affect a
It is ivtorted that Gov. Salo- compromise with the Kxceutive, and
mon of W. T. was compelled to re- i in case of failure to consider and re
sign, probably on account of his ;pgr.yo the Assembly forthwith what
connection with the Lainper affair. , measures should bo taken under the
Low dance houses and gambling circumstances. .
hells are on the increase in Fort- All the Parliamentary clubs are
City prisoners, are compelled to
work on the streets at Salem.
The Salem Stuh'smun says that
the Willamette Univer.ty is in a
most lirosiierous condition. The
attendance mover two hundred, all
above the primary department.
There have been 8 burials in the
1'oitlaiKl cemetery m the past
A letter written from Cauyou
City to the BuUctin under date of
jau. 1st, gives tlie particulars ot a
yerv. retnnrkable land slide which
occurred at that place. An elegant
cottage-house, owned by Mr. Mc-
Cullough, with four porticoc's, neat
garden fencing, was carried a dis-
tauce of two hundred and forty
yards into Canyon creek. Mrs. Mc-
Cullouuh anil uieec were entertain -
ing some frteds at the time, the lat
ter Wing engaged iu. performing a i
.litl!,.ii!f ntant tif inncii. mi flin ei'arni I
, ' , , .' I Castle, England, recently destroyed
when the earth bewail to move qui-i ; ,.
! ov fi re
etly Ijencnth them. Of course they ' J ' .
were astonislietl find alarmed. On I eaxti:k m:wis.
examination, however, they found rr)e eeraiy approTC of
that the slide had not injured 4he j tlie vroyxt ft,r a Iiew
house or surroundings, but ha.l English coast to the Umt
sinrply moved them to a hcalthuM ej States, as it Will secure cheaper
location. The slide is supposed to f rates.
have been about ten acres of ear! h. The (lefense M wU, to p
i,,c'-,"'l mm "wl
of Santa Rosa, Cal., were dumping j
acartidtoapond, when the cart
a cart into a poi.u, when tlie cart
and all went oil the lank into tlie '
pond, catching both men under tl'e j
cart. McGinty was drowned, and j
his companion so injured that his
life is despaired of.
A German Court-martial hascon
demned the Principal of the college
of Vitrey lc Francaisc, Pari -, to
throe months imprisonment, for per
mitting his students to make hostile
demonstrations against tho Get
mans. '
. fhe French Goveniment has
made formal demands on Austria for
the extradition of J.esereres, ('ami
betta's private Scretaiyduritsg the
German war, and subsequently con
nected with the Cummuue...
Thiers is reported as threatening
to resign if the Assembly rejects
the new tariff on raw material.
Jlinister Washburn,' Rancroft,
Davis and other Americans collect
ed with Geneva arbitration, have
taken offices in the Rue"de la Paix,
Paris, and will remain until the
next meeting of the tribunal.
The American Charitable Society
of Paris is to be reorganized.
A new political club, to be com
jioscd only of Progressionists, Las
been formed in Madrid, Spain, and
already numbers 400 members.
Onthe22d ult., the Pope offi
cially proclaimed the appointment
of twenty-eight new bishops, of
whom nineteen were Italians aud
three Frenchmen.
The Kingdom of Portugal pro
poses to adopt some measures to
keep its working may from crai
grating to the United States.
The Paris Univerte publishes
this prayer, which tho Pope is- said
to offer up daily for France: "O
Mary, conceived without sin, look
down jupon France; pray for France;
O save France 1 The greater its
guilt, the greater its need of thi in-
tercessioii. A single word to Jesus,
ling in thine arms, and Fjanee
.ed. JbTrrryaiid
is sav
ve France."
sending deputations to Thiers to
persuade him from his pui'ivse. The
Deputies of the Uight Center held
a meeting this evening ami adopted
resolutions declaring that a tariif
was solely a question of finance, not
j,,,- ,K,iticj) aiid Q voting against
j tle proposed tax on raw materials
tiev j,a,i no intention of expressing
, want ot- C()1)fiUci:cc 'm the goveru-
meut at Versailles, and a deputa
tion of twenty was appointed by the
j A,,nhW bn ttito,l rm Thiers
I thfs eVcniuSr and informed him of
m? vote in which the Chamber re
fused to accent his resignation.
j Thiers consented to remain in tlie
ipc 0f tho ("hamberand country.
j rt j, probable the present Ministry
wjn ,vn,a: m 0ftjW)
m v v .... i . n ..
The a tncultv between Germany
1 , , ,.!..
ami i u .i.u lias oceu sen ten tiuuiaun .
A national subscription is propos
ed to assist in rebuilding Warwick
: in the Stokes' case, will 1 thatthei-e
. -j
ns a aVktwni-Maov tilct Stokr-s'
... aM() m wa,s tl)Creforo
in self deface.
It is stated that Fisksestate is worth
not more than 6100,000, after the
payment of his debts ; also that the
Grand Central Hotel sent in a bill
for if"2,500 for rooms, which Fisk
A Washington special says the
result of the inquiry of the Commit
tee of Ways and .Means into the
Syndicate transaction is the discov
ery that Government Las lost inter
est on one hundred and thirty mil
lions for three months, duriiig which
time this money was in the hands
of Syndicate, and that Government
had no security for it whatever. In
answer to inquiries by Cox, Bout
well said the debt had increased to
one hundred and thirty millions ;
that he construed tlie law to justify
him in this temporary increase to
enable him to place the loan upon
the market. He considered that
tlie law gives him largo discretion
in the matter. Jay Cook in his tes
timony refused to say how much
tho Syndicate gained in the opera
tion. It is understood the Secre
tary will make no more Syndicate
transactions until Congress has ap
proved past operations.
The news on tho 15th from Fort
Platte states that Duke Alexis had
killed his first buffalo.
A Berlin letter states that the
German Goveniment received a
letter from Gortehakotf relative to
the Catacazy affair. This circular
lar is said to have been necessary
from the following circumstances:
American Minister Reymer, during
a dinner at the house of the Gcr
man Minister at Copenhagen, pro
posed reading a letter from the
American Government explanatory
of the Catacazy affair, but the Rus
sian Minister refused to listen, and
the German Ministry sad such a
letter must not bo readin his house.
Sul-sequflrtly Reyme:
rwent to each
pfiufeter m Copenhagen, and read
the letter to them individually,
theyjof course, reporting to their
governments. The Russian Minis,
ter (Cadei.t) feds vexed over the
affair, and rumor are afloat in Her.
j linithat a coolness between 'Prus.
: sia and the Uuited Mates has arisen
therefrom. The same letter states
that advics 'fK ui st. Petersburg
represent that ti e Emperor and all
the Secretaries tfwre consider Alexis
slighted By 1 roideiit t - rant iu not
returning the visit, and tlie Eiaper-
! or will not allow Alexis to return
I . i, ...
to v asiiingtoii.
It is said that a rumor prevails
at St. Petersburg that Alexis has
becu married since his arrival in
America to a Ihistdan lady whom
his father oppOsetl.
It is proposed to move a resolii
tion in the New York Legislature
to declare Tweed's place vacant, if
he does not present himself; and
when lie does present himself, his
lexptdsion will be moved. The
j Election Committee have summoned
j Tweed to appear before them on
the 25th.
The 'New York Time has dis
covered another fraud in the Re
j pa'rimont of Public Works, growing
! out of four contract s for iron pipes,
concluded finder the auspicxs ot
Tweed) whereby the city is robbed
of 9120,000.
An anonymous letter has lee:i
received by the Mayor of Chicago
from San Francisco, in which tho
writer confesses to having set tire
to Mrs. O'Mera's barn on the night
of the fire writer thought to be
some insane person.
A jury was impanneled in Chica
go on the 18th inst., to try Alder
man Glade of the present Council,
for bribery, Plead 'not guilty.
Secretary Fish now asks for a
efficient appropriation to pay the
expenses of the Chinese Embassy,
just arrived in this country, during
their stay here, thus making them
tfie guests of the government.
Mrs. Stanton lays the bhur.e of
the Wyoming woman suffrage re
peal at the door of Miss Anthony.
Telegrams of ti e 15th inst. re-
port the following bills which had
been introduced into the house of
Representatives at Washington :
A bill to have tho bust of the late
Admiral Farragut placed in the
Capitol. One to provide currency
in coin and paper, of eiinl and
uniform value throughout the Unit
ed States. Cue to aliolish the
office of Superintendent of Indian
Gov. R. Dennis has been elected
United States Senator by the Mary,
land Legislature.
The Kentucky Senate on the I9tji.
passed a bill allowing colored per
sons to testify in the courts.
There was a numlx?r of cases of
small pox reported in Washington
on the 19th inst.
Tho Post evolves this : uIu 1872
there will be five eclipses two of
the moon, two of th: sun, and one
of tho Radical party." Hugene
A very opaque body, rifted and
torn with "Departure ' eruptions,
will shutout its luiniiousness it the
Democratic orb eclipse! it.
Kimball, the head of the Tobac
co Division of the Internal Reve
nue Department, estimates the num
ber of tobacco consumers in the
United States at 8,000,000, who
each consume eleven pounds and
fourteen ounces of tobacco and one
hundred and sixty-seven cigars an
nually. He says a thorough collec
tion of the taxes would produce' a
revenue of $25,000,000.
John Russell, messenger of the
Metropolitan Bank, New York,
was robbed in the streets, on the
20th, of $23,000 iu gold certificates
and a quantity of note and bonds.
No arrests were made.
Tho Chairman of tho Executive
Committee of tho Reform Democ
racy in New York City reports the
number of names enrolled to lie 24e
000. In tho terrific storm which raged
on tho Pacific Railroad last month,
tho wiud blew directly from the
south. .