Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1872)
1. OAlrlnl Paftrt fir Orriron.
FRIDAY. FKBRUARY 16, 1S72.
toimiy Kept: bl Iran fon vrion.
The Republican Criouty Convention
for (lie county of Linn will lie held at
the ( "milt Home in Albany at 1 nVHoek
1. M. ju Saturday. t.lWOtli of March,
1374, for tlie purpose of electing 17
delegate to tlie HtfmhltaiuState Con
vention to be held in Portland on the
241 of Mareli, 1871
The primary election In the several
nreriiu.ts will -be liekl on ftmrday,
March 2d, 1373, at the usual places of
voting hi said precincK beginning at
llie.liourof 1 r. M. of. said dajv The
several precincts will lie untitled to
delegate lifsih County Convention
a follow : .
IHKOKCTS. KO. DKI.EOATKS.
Peoria ...... ...... I
Ilrownsviilc . .
Brush Creek :.- -2
('enter vy.,v,r., ... 3
SvTiicUJe .. X. 1
Waterloo , 1
Franklin Butte... 1
Sclo.... ! 4
Sweet Home . .'..'. 1
Lebanon ... -1
By order of
J. F. BACKKNSW,
. . Chr. Cent. Cow.
The North Carolina Legislature
adjourned c-n the 12th
I. ..I Ml., , - , I.
Judge Warren, President of X.
rr L. Jimm
The City Council of Springfield,
Mass., lias elected Miss S. J. .Wil
liams city physician.
Thccontlict of opiuion ip Eng.
land on the Alabama claims is in-
February 14th was the anniver
Airy i( the admission of Oregon into
the Union, that event having taken
place on the 14th February, 1859.
Gov. Reed of Florida has been
impeached, and Day of Florida,
Republican, has teen appointed
J. W. Forney has resigned his
position an Collector of the Port of
Philadelphia, intending to devote,
l is whole time to journalisticduties.
Oi of Hock well A Mosbyspow
dor mills at Westficld, Mass., ex
ploded on the 12th. No one in
jured. Nearly all of the Committee of
Seventy of New York have gone
to Albany to urge the passage of
the new i barter.
On tlie 12th, at New York,
Stokes, the murderer of Fisk, was
arraigned for trial and the work of
impanelling a jury began.
A petroleum company, capital
one million dollars, to operate in
Los Angeles, has been incorporated7
in San Francisco.
If the English Government with
draws from the terms of the Ala
bama treaty, the President thinks
tlie United States cannot agree with
honor to any now negotiations.
. Hismarck has offered tlie I Gov
crnmcnts at Waghicgton and Lon
don his good offices in effecting an
agreement in relation to the Ala
.. ' r
Tlie Catholic Irish arc very anx
ious that a war should grow out of
oir r JMWisfxVtroubWs.1 Tbtsy are
confldeireV of 'raising1 lOO.OOtf men
about New York within sixty days.
1 . .' ' -i f
A resolution was-o41bred in Con
gross on the 12th, that Congress
shall not adjourn until it shall have
passed a law to enforce reform in
cU series ;
Gov. Hoffman, of Now York, has
vetoed the bill for the relief of tax
payers, recently passed by the Leg
islature, on the ground that its pro
visions are disapproved by judges
of the Court of Appeals.
Secretary Boutwell has decided
to accept the offer of owners of the
Rtglow block in Chicago, upon
which to erect Government build
ing. The price is a million and a
The Democracy of California, on
account ot'itaagc and viae, sustains
the rclatiou of elder brother in Ut
fainily.on tlie Pacific slope. Its m
fluence, in Iliey and legislation,
has been very great in moulding
the character of the Oregon Dome,
racy, and iodwWiugitalegislalion.
The latter has copied largely from
the example set by the former, and
to-day may justly be regarded as a
far. $imiU in spirit and practice.
Swamp laud swindles and litigant
bill extortions in California, find a
counterpart here in Oregon. Tlie
Governor of California has just sent
in a special message into the Cali
fornia Legislature, showing that tlie
State Capitol, the Normal School,
the Military, the Insane Asylum,
and the State Prison funds were
severally overdrawn by tlie late
Democratic administration in that
State, to the aggregate amount of
oveVsix'huhdrefl thousand dollars,
which t&ipeopkitnMt now be tat -ed
to pay. Here in Oregon weliear
of the Chemeketa missuse of funds,
and other matters of a .suspicions
nature, all going to show that the
same mantle of general dishonesty
surrounds the Democracy in this
a nrum r mmtmuk mat.
The Democratic, party has boon
in power in Idaho ever since its or
ganization into a Territory, except
the first year. The situation that
Territory is over one hundred thous
and dollars in debt ; her credit is
twenty five per cent, discount ; sev
eral of her counties are bankrupt,
and her people arc being eaten up
with taxes. These are the kind of
follows who desire to be. elevated
to the White I loose to reform die
administrative affairs of the nation !
A Washiriton dispatch of the 9th
inst. states that Senator Edmonds
was of the opinion that the Eng
lish flurry was gotten up to affect
the determination of the Interna
tional tribunal Mr. Sherman re
garded the treaty as a high solemn
contract and did not believe either
nation would be likely to violate it.
Mr. Morton said that neither the
Queen's nor Premier's speech inti
mated an intention to revoke the
treaty. Mr. Edmonds thought Glad
stone's speech did intimate such in
tention, unless the United States
would consent to withdraw its case.
Mr Sherman said he did not believe
the Government of Great llritaiu
would dare to draw back in the
presence of a civilized world and the
public sentiment of the world, lie
recommended a dignified attitude.
Mr. Hamlin took the same ground.
Extravagance, or a disposition to
live beyond one's earnings or pecun
iary resources, is one of the great
evils of American habit. There
has been art increasing tendency in
that direction within late years. AH
the departments of business and so
cial life, as well as many public in
stitutions, have been sufferers from
this evil. While many individuals
have suffered within late years from
an inability to practice that retrench
ment which would harmonize the
increasing disparity between in
comes and the additional cost of
living, many have been lead by
pride, or a love of display, to ex
haust their incomes, and destroy
their credits, and thus have brought
on financial ruin. Tlie desire to
make a show in the world, to look
well, to drees well, to keep ap with
the fashions, is the bane of our peo
ple. Its effects upon Jho poor arc
the most perceptible, or, at least,
the most to be regretted. They
strive the hardest ; resort to the
most expedients; strain the most
points ; commit the greatest errors,
and often bring about the most de
plorable results, in their efforts to
make a fashionable display.
Willie Thorn, of Yaqtrina Bay,
trapped an killed a cougar measur
ing seven feet in length, and thirty
four, inches high.
The Assembly of New York are
employed on a new charter for New
En. Ukoistkk .'Sometime ago
I saw in the Wiltatnttte Farmer
a cowmimication from Mr. Finlay.
son, of Linif county, inaiiswer, or
a criticising my wmmuniration in
your paper in the first issue, I think,
in January. When I wrote that
piece for your excellent paper, I
was on a friendly visit to your
county, amongst friends; and as is
usual with me, I noted everything
along the railroad and in the settle
ments, and penned down a chapter
of "Items" and sent' it to you. I
did not intend to array . any one
against me, nor to utter a word,
tliat, by fair construction, could rasp
tlie feelings of any one. The view
of Mr F.'s letter is sarcastic through
out, though he calls roe "Friend"
and "Brother I" I was not Hroll
ing through your county, nor did
1 wish to dictate r find fault.
What I said of my brother farmers
of Linn, I always say of those of
Marion. MnF. is willing te learn
or take advice of a man who¬fv,
and by parlance not of a nbmy.
He wants me to tell him how ditcli
in ought to be done. If I knew
ever so well, I should not impart
tliat information under ewicatttrc.
We ditch cheaply and efficiently in
low lands in Marion; It is true tliat
we have not done very much ditch
ing down hero yet, but we will do
much more, as we feel great gains
of what we have done already in
Would I disparage the good peo
ple of your county ? Never. In
deed I have been lavish of praise
when corresponding East, about
Linn county, as to size, surface, soil
nd people. Oregon is my home,
and the people of bid Linn are my
people. I wish to know no east,
no west, no north, no south, but
Oregon. I had, during my term of
seven years as Statician to the De
partment of Agriculture, to know
something of Oregon, and her peo
ple and their best interests. I did
not arrive at perfection. The people
generally are better than I am. In
every county in the Willamette val
ley, in which I have traveled, I
have never found as kind and
friendly' people fn any State or "Ter
ritory, as amongst these. So per
fectly friendly did I feel towards
your people when amongst them on
Christmas week, that I did not sup
pose that a line or word that I
wrote or spoke, would call down
censure or sarcasm. A bright fu
ture awaits Old Linn. Tliat vast
body of arable land, its beau
tiful central location, its noble,
and enterprising people, its morals
and its religion, its educational and
manufacturing enterprises all speak
out in commendation to all people,
and point to your county as a large
field of charming prospects. I con
sidered your paper the most proper
through which to reply to Mr. Fin
layson's strictures on my former
letter to your paper.
Quite a number of the Democrat
ic journals in the State have en
dorsed the suggestion of the Salem
Mercury that the party have a
"short platform.'" We hardly think
our Oregon Democrats need trouble
themselves about the platform ques
tion at all, as the indications are
growing stronger and stronger every
day that disaffected Republicans
will make their platform for them.
The Passive policy is on the in
crease, Democrats of Oregon, and
your noses will bow meekly to the
friction of that grindstone.
It is said that Juarez, 1 'resident
of Mexico, enlisted fifteen hunndred
fighting men in Texas and Arkan
sas, armed them with Winchester
rifles and they are now in ac
tive service. They are officered by
men formerly in the Confederate
In the town of Jundle, Argentine
States, a fanatical outbreak resulted
in the massacre of thirty foreigners.
The assassins fled before the troops
who came to the rescue, but were
overtaken and sixteen of them were
shot and twenty-four taken prison-en,
A fearful accident occurred on
the morning of the 7th on the Rock
Island and St. Louts Uaiiroad near
Alton, Illinois. Two passenger
traifis collided, resetting in the death
of foiir' persons and the wounding
of thirteen, four of them seriously.
The, killed were burned to death,
the cars having caught fire almost
instantly after the collision.
The head bar keeper of the Hoff-
man House testifi?d that Stokes had
been drinking heavily for ten days
before his crime.
New Jersey has raised the salary
of her Governor from 3,000 to 5,
000. The Supreme Court of the Unit
ed States has granted an order
against Secretary llontwell, direct
ing him to show cause why a man
damus should not compel him to
pay the Kentucky war claims. The
order expressly reserves all points
for decision on final hearing, and
fcVtfic present declares nothing. ,
Martin John Spauldiug, Primate
ofj&c Catholic Church in the I'nit-
e$.tates and Archbishop of the
Baltimore diocese, died in that city
on the 7th inst.
Seven persons were taken from
one- bouse oh Third street, New
York, on the 7th., inst,, to the hos.
piUil, wilh the small pox.
A liCavy earthquake shock was
felt at Cairo, Illinois, on thejith.
1I.W. Tanner, of Philadelphia,
has disappeared, leaving liabilities
to the amount of 875,000.
There has been no estrangement
between Secretary Fish and Gen.
Sickles the best of feeling exists.
The bill of the Secretary of the
Treasury to redeem three millions
per- month of three per cent, certifi
cate, has passed the Senate.
Thomas K. Creo of Pittsburg has
beWi appointed Secretary of the
Poard of Indian Commissioners,
viee Vincent Colyer resigned.
A fire in Oil City, Penu,, on the
6th hut, destroyed the National
Hotel, Taylor House, bil Exchange,
branch office of the Western Union
Telegraph Company, Pacific and
Atlantic-Telegraph, and two or three
other buildings. The loss is esti
mated at (50,000, partially insured.
The fire was caused by a lamp ex
plosion. Tlie West Virginia Constitution
al Convention, now being held at
Charleston, was contemplating the
question of removing the Capital,
ou the (1th. -
-New York telegrams on the 6th,
say that Mayor Hall has been in
dicted on a charge of having signed
warrants for fraudulent bills of
Garvey and Ingersol.
George Vanneck, formerly a
Lieutenant in the British army, late
ly, employed on the New York
Ilerald, committed suicide at the
Hoffman House on the 6th.
President Orton of the Western
Union Telegraph Company asks the
Congressional Washington Commit
tee, at New Orleans, to investigate
theoliarges made by Gov. War
mouth against the telegraph officers
at New Orleans, that they delayed
The Democratic State Conven
tion at New Haven, Conn., on the
6, nominated Richard 1 1 ubbard ,
of Hartford, for Governor, by accla
nation. ''hollas; in a letter to tho Indian
a'pfWf Ind., Journal, comes out
strong for Grant; will not accept
tho. nomination for Vice President,
bnt Will support any other candi
date for tliat position.
Thirty-five deaths from small
pox occurred in Cincinnati last
Warrants have been issued in
New York tor the arrest of Smith,
Woodward and James M. Sweeney,
their hail not having been tender
ed. A sensational rumor from Sioux
City, Feb. 12th,. states that Spotted
Tail with his band, on their return
to the reservation from a buffalo
hunt with Grand Duke Alexis, were
overtaken by a terrible storm of
rain, which froze as it tell, and the
whole party perished.
A Democratic caucus was held at
SpringfkM, til., last week, at which
Gen. McUemaud and other promi
nent leaders were united in their
opinion in favor of the passive poli
cy. - v. '
The Tribuiu? New York special
says a cable dispatch was sent on
Wednesday of last week by Secre
tary Fish, in reply to the note of
Lord Granville, in which it was ex
plained that the object of the Unit
ed States in presenting the cla ms
for indirect damages by Confeder
ate cruiser to the Geneva arbitrat
ors, was to place the questiou be
fore the Hoard have nothing un
scttlod that might be productive of
future discord between tlie two coun
tries. If only the claims for direct
damages were considered it might
be urged that the question was still
opcu to dispute, and it was thought
best to present the whole case to the
arbitrators and leave it to their de
cision. This is perfectly reliable.
The pastoral of Bishop Pay ley,
of New York, urges all Catholics
to keep out of International Socie
ties, and says the public, schools of
Jersey arc virtually Protestant, to
which it is improper for Catholics
to send their children.
Government officials are prose
cuting land speculators in southwes
tern Ka-isas, who have committed
The Japanese Minister at Wash
ington gave a dinner last Friday to
the diplomatic corps.
The Nicaragua route is to be
The Congressional Investigation
Committee finished their investiga
tions last Saturday.
Saylcs J. Boweu, ex-Mayor of
Washington, has been appointed as
Minister to Equador.
. ! l
Minister De Long explains that
the visit to Brigham Young was
not intended by the Embassy ; that
they were escorted by a committee
there and to other places without
their knowing where they were going-
''here is said to be much sickness
and suffering among passengers of
snow-bound trains. They are now
threy hundred and ten miles from
Mrs. Roudabush, of Jackson
ville, on the 9th inst., while scrap
ing molasses candy from the bottom
of a saucer with a dirk knife, let it
slip, and ran the blade through the
palm of her hand severing one or
two eords, says the llnm.
i . . . ii
A barber doing business on Front
street, Portland, was arrested last
7'uesday on the charge of commit
ting a rape upon a little girl only
ten years old.
At Susquehanna depot, on Sunday
last, three employes of the Erie Rail
road, New York, burned a little negro
boy to death by throwing kerosene
over Iiis legs, lie being asleep. They
allowed the burning to continue until
the boy's legs were roasted to the bone
in several places. Tbc fiends have not
Bancroft, American Minister, lias
completed his reply to tlie British case
on San Juan boundary question, and
will immediately submit it to the ar
bitration of the Kmperor William. A
copy ls been dispatched to Washing
ton. Prayers were offered on the 11th
pist. in nil toe churches of Sheffield,
Eng., for the prevention of war be
tween England and the United States.
The Chicago Tinus and Trlbum are
both dissatisfied with the selection of
tlie site fur Government buildings, made
by SeureUry Boutwell. . ,f
The London Daily News asserts that
public opinion in Germany is strong
in condemnation of the course pursued
by the United States iu connection
with the Alabama claims.
Hay is selling at $50 per ton at
the Dalles, oats (1 50 a bushel, and
wheat and barley $2 per bushel
Gen. Sherman and Lieut Grant
were expected in Rome on tlie 11th.
Brigham Young is quite ill.
The indorsement of Judge Mc
kean numbers 5,000 signatures.
A hunting party in Jackson coun
ty killed 225 rabbits.
Eggs are thirty cents per dozen iu
Jacksonville has no houses to
rent tor love or money all tull
Hie House of'Commons, Londo
had another excited discussion, c.
the 7th, in' regard to the indirect
damages claim. The member for
Waterford city said the Alabama
question was the most momentoas
England had been called to pass
upon within a century. He com
pared the State lawyers who com
posed the American Commission
with the novices who represented
England, and said the latter 11
been completely outwitted. If such
lawyers had planned the EnglisTi
case they could have escaped with
the payment of six million sterling
lite American Commission bad
served their country well and achieve
ed a triumph. He said the troubles
lay at home. The Government ha'4
armies which could not inarch, And
ships which were uuseaworthy, and
now they had a treaty which they
could not stand upon.
Qtayt formerly Under Secretary
of Foreign Affairs, blamed, tlie Gov
ernment. Gladstone and othets,
defended the action of tlie Commis
sioners. A Tribune special says
Earl Granville's dispatch contains
no threats to withdraw from arbi
tration, and makes neither a de
mand nor a proposal. It simpry
calls attention in conciliatory lan
guage to the meaning that England
attaches to the treaty. Gladstone's
violent speeches, of the 6th, are
severely criticised as mischievous,
offensive and needlessly irritating
The Cabinet people are unanimous
for abandoning the arbitration urn
less the American claim be modi
fied. A new company has been regis
tered in London, which proposes to
lay a telegraph cable direct to New
York. It promises to fix tolls on
dispatches at twenty shillings for
Tlie National Assembly of France
on tlie 7 th Inst, after an agitated
discussion, passed a resolution Au
thorizing the prosecution of publish
ers of Provincial papers which have
lately contained articles insulting to
A number of Americans Were to
leave Paris, on the , inst4or
Florence, to join Lieut. Grant BWl
accompany him home.
The celebrated Cuban, General
Casnova, was killed by guerillas
near Ciego de Arvilla, recently.
The Ministry of tlie Kingdom of
Hawaii have under consideration a
proposition to construct a new pal
ace for the King at a cost of $125,-
000 to $150,000.
Minister Washburn is about to
return to the United States on tem
porary leavo of absence. Secretary
Hoffman will art as Charge de Af
fairs. Charles Francis Adams sailed
from Liverpool on the 9th.
It is reported that Americans iu
Liverpool, Eng., do not approve the
claims for indirect damages.-
In the German Diet, on the 9th t
Bismarck announced it as the poli
cy of Prussia liereafter to GeftaWtn
ize the Polish schools, as France
had Gallicized those of Alsace and
The Roscburg Ensign was tho'
recipient of a potato weighing uiws
"Astor and I," said a New York
boot-black, are wortb milliony
Lent began last Wednesday; ':
NearShedd's Station, Linn county,
Oregon, of chronic dyspepsia, Mr.
Joseph Thompson, February 10, 1874,
aged 48 years, 4 months and 4 days. .
Deceased was bom In Wayne oun
tv. Ky., OctoberC, 1823, and when yet
a boy removed to Missouri with Ms
parents, where lie grew to manhood
and was married to Miss Elizabeth M.
Ikmagee, and settled in Newton comi
ty Jii 185? with his family lie remov
ed foOregon, and selected his donation
claim lu IJnn county, on Hpooiii
crwk. where he resided until the day
of his death. He was a man of many
virtues, attentive to business, temper
ate hi his habits honest in his dealings,
and kind and courteous in his dealings
with others. He was an affectionate
nilSUHim, " - B -T5"
bor. a devoted christian, and a true
i.i IJ. Ki.il lvMii m Irwmitwr of t be
UUUCIIi liv - w-"--" "
M. E. Church for many years, and
died in the full trimnphs of a living
ritii in- leaves a wife and ten chil
dren to mourn his death.
His funeral took place on thelStft
Inst., and was very largely attended