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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (May 24, 1872)
V. H. Offirlal Paper tor Oregon-
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1873.
Tlie Democracy live til along
been greatly elated witli tlte treach-
I.I-l, rV.l 1,,, l.uj
erou am- - - m
seen proper 10 pursue wis uro
Republican party and Gen. Grant.
They have anticipated that many,
if not the entire Werman Republi
can vote of the country, would be
influenced to follow the political
movements of this eminent leader.
Herein has Democracy misjudged
entire')' the German Republican
character. A large percentage of
that element is composed of men of
the best and most liberal culture,
aud but few are found ot the entire
class who cannot read and investi
gate. Whi'e there may be some
who esteem the interests of the coun
try of so little moment and who
are so reckless of personal character
as to sell their influence and their
vote to tne iiigtiesi nwr ineir
lie found in other classes. The
great majority of German Republi
cans arrive at political determina
tions, as they do at their religions j
principles, by conviction.
nifliriietism cannot swerve
from the line of settled conviction.
They are too conscientious aud sterl
ing in their charrcters to be led
into permanent error by the mag
netism of oratory or position. They
weigh the principles preseuted, and
their estimate ot the man is measur
ed by his ability to develop the
truth, and his consistency in put
ting it in personal practice. 1'hc
German Republicans of the coun
try have seemed to watch with
deep iuterest the course which
Sehurz has seen proper to take, but
they have not endorsed him. Ger
man Democrats, however, have
been delighted with the opposition
of Sehurz to. General Grant and
the Republican party, and have
said and done all they could to
render his influence paramount
among tlie German Republicans.
Their object has been to centralize
the German element of the nation
in one body of opposition to the
present Republican Administration
and party. They must realize to
day how entirely futile their Labors
have been. While Carl Sehurz has
leen using every device which
ability and skill have suggested to
his willing mind to accomplish this
end, and has endeavored by his
versatile and dextrous tongue to
make it appear that he was actuat
ed by an earnest desire to promote
the poblK! good ; and while the
i ierman Democrat, hitherto his bit
terest enemy, has been so emphatic
in his endorscmeut and so loud in
his praise, the German Republican
has not been misled from a correct
estimate of their real characters and
motives. In Sehurz he has seen
the unprincipled, selfish demagogue.
In the latter the overanxious, un
scrupulous partisan, esteeming in
consistency a political virtue if it
weakens an enemy. Entertaining
such an estimate he lias turned
away from their influence as from
contagion, and to-day is stronger in
his fealty to tlie Republican party
than before this treachery raised its
Confusion still reigns in the camp
of Democracy. The Democratic
press is just as variable now in opin
ion and policy as it was previous to
the Cincinnati farce, which was so
anxiously looked forward to as the
"curealL" While some, lead off
in point of numbers by the South,
are disposed to possum down on the
rim at least of old "White Hat,"
lots of others would rather play
"rood," by nominating a candi
date' of their own. The former as
sume that, Democracy being dead,
by coalescing with the Greeteyites,
or, nwbar, byssrrenderiitg to them,
they may obtain a victory. It will
number is comparatively few, being hepherd,inthe shape of a Presi
no greater proportio.ally thai, is to ! de"tial ,10mi,,ce " &thc .the
be observed in this they first con
fess defeat, aud then expect success
by means of a surrender. Th's pol
icy may be denominated drawing
success out of the elements of decay.
Its influence has been very injuri
ous to tlie morale of the party. The
(old style of party drill and dis
cipline is no longer so effective in
its controlling influence. Allegi
ance is no longer esteemed as a sa-
cred d T)e moraei)t 1)emom
cy gave favorable consideration to
tlie project of coalescing with the
Liberals, that moment she yielded
her individual ity aud integrity.
Virtue at once began to depart from
her, and allegiance to her behests
was no longer regarded obligatory.
Democrats who prefer to nominate
a ticket of their own arc most sensi-
ble and consistent; but we do not if tlC Eeraid would be
believe that such a ticket can be pleased if some sneaking cut-throat
put in nomination now as will unite j ma go and kill Holladay. In
the broken elements of the party. J fact jt looks very much like an ab
As we said, the morale of the par- j solute encouragement for some one
ty was injured, we may say de-: g0 8IMi y that thing. Is the
stroyed, by tlie consent given by it Herald trying to scare somebody,
to merge its identity into the Liber- j or ias the editor actuary goneera
al organization. That consent scat-; Zy ? If the former, that journal
tered the thx-k, aud no Democratic commits a grave mistake. The
slice) together again. Republican
ideas are killing the Democratic or
ganization,aud as the party disbands,
many of its liest suppwters will
unl1 " lu UHJ "puoucau uigiini
The Uxk Swindle.
Governor G rover, Teal and the
rest of the apologists for the Wil
lamette Falls, Canal and Lock
improvement, have tried from the
first, and are now using their best
powers of invention and sophistry
to cover up its real character. They
have endeavored to convey the im
pression that the contract given by
the Legislature to the Company now
making the improvements, stipu
lates that the Company shall con
struct the locks of "stone, iron and
cement," principally, thus making
them strong, durable and lasting.
The contract, however, includes
wood, and it is so loosely drawn
up, as to stipulate no particular
amount or quantity of "stone, iron,
cement" aud wood to lie used, thus
leaving the contractors open to tlie
exercise of their own discretion.
In this lies the swindle, the dishon
esty in this matter. The Company
can build the locks largely of wood,
as the Farmer says it is informed
tlie Company is now doing, use
some "stone, iron aud cement,'' and
Gov. Grover will not lie by saying
that the locks are being built ac
cording to contract. Tlie, decep
tion comes in, though, where the
Governor endeavors to make it ap
pear that "stone, iron and cement"
are to be used, mainly. The de
ception in this is more apparent
when we consider that the main
argument used by the supporters of
this swindling measure, to justify
the giving of the contract to the
present Company for 75,000 more
than was bid by the P. T. Com
pany, was that the former were to
build the locks of "stone, iron and
cement," principally, while the P.
T. Company were not. The sworn
statement of Mr. Asa A. McCully,
of Salem, Oregon, aud tlie state
ments of others have long since
shown tliat the P. T. Company
agreed to take the contract substan
tially as given to tlie present com
pany. They would have taken
the contract, in good faith, to build
the locks around the falls of the
Willamette of the same character,
and under the tame restriction
and provision as is now provided
for by law, for one hundred and
twenty-five thousand dollars, which
would have been a saving of seventy-five
thousand dollars to the
A correspondent ot the Orego-
nian says that Mr. Burnett, the
Democratic nominee for Congress,
got on a "spree" at St Helens, and
became thoroughly drunk. Poor
man 1 H is chagrin and distress at
being so terribly slatliered by Judge
Wilson, drove him to desperation
at that point, aud he sought tem
porary relief in "rot gat"
Therc is one Democratic editor
in Oregon, it seems, who lias not
got over the old penchant of indulg
ing in threats, dire and bloody.
The Portland Herald has lashed
itself into such a state of frenzy in
regard to the "mouopoly" question,
as to give expression to sentiments
more adapted to the blood-thirsty
Ku Klux of the South, than to any
other class. The logic of its posi
tion is, that if the Democracy can
not accomplish their purposes in this
State at the next election, that
somebodjr must lie killed ; blood !
must run. It thinks that "Liberti
cides" deserve death, and it inti
mates that Holladay isa"Liberti
cide." This .matters too much of
assassination to suit our fancy. It !
South tried tlmt, and tlie thing has
been tried once before here in Ore
gon, but did not succeed. One
Southern "fire eater" was hardly
equal to five "Yankees," it will be
remembered was the lesson of the re
bellion. It the editor of the Her
aid has gone crazy, we are sorry for
him, and can make due allowance
for his foolish talk. No sane man
ought to think of trying to frighten
Republicans into going contrary to
their convictions. Knowing their
rights, they dare maintain, and are
equally ready to defend the rights
The Real Jlonoolltw.
Oregon Democrats effervesce like
ginger pop and sometimes run over
on the question of monopoly. Every
tiling ' the Republican narty
favors now-a-days is a monopoly,
according to their representation.
The? seem to be hardly aware that
they are, practica'Iy,the worst mon- j
opolists in the State. That, or else j
they arc very cheeky. Look at the
charter given to the Lock Company. '
The P. T. and W. T. Companies
received an average of twelve cents j
Iter ton for freight-r-a reasonable
amount. The charter to the Lock 1
Company, however, allows it to
charge fifty cents per ton for freight,
the privilege to be enjoyed for
twenty years. They not only favor
this Company to the tune of 75,
000 of the school money, but they
give them thirty-eight cents more
per ton for freight than was charged
by the otlier companies. How in
consistent for such people to talk of
monopoly ! They are the real mon
opolists. A Fiendish Masxaere.
The War Department has re
ceived the details of a most fiendish
massacre by Indians, Mexicans and
negroes, of seventeen persons, in
cluding two women aud a child,
who were with a train loaded with
United States commissary stores, on
tlie way from San Antonio to Fort
Stockton, Texas, and the plunder
ing of the train. Tlie details show
it to be one of the most horrible in
the annals of Indian atrocities, says
the telegram. The victims were
tied to the wagons and burned alive;
and when Col. Merrill arrived at the
scene, blackened corpses alone re
mained. It is not known whether tin
women were burned or carried oft
It is thought the Indians came from
New Mexico, the belief being susj
tained by the fact that deserters from
negro regiments were with them
such deserters always escaping intd
Mexico. It is to be hoped that tl
perpetrators of this heartless atrocii
ty may meet with just and speed
A special train from Woroeste
to Syracuse, on the 10th, ran eigh
ty-one miles in eighty-two minutet
The log crop of Maine is 700,000
The Major of Mcmphin gete
W E A L T H ,
ItV BCYDiO VOI R
ALMOST AN YTHING YOU MAY HAVE
OCCASION TO I'SE,
UNDER ONE ROOF.
WILL FIND, AS HERETOFORE,
STOKE OF THE Kl'DKCRIBKK,
jdLt nil Times,
A Good Assortment of the
AND THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
will he paid fr
AV 0 0 L ,
delivered at SIIEDD daring "tlie season."
Rounds, Woodcock & Co
Proprietors & Manufacturers of
Received the Diploma at the State
Fair of 1871.
PRICK REDUCED TO
j These Machines are warranted substnn
: tinlly nmlc. and are not to Ik' surpassed
i In cleaning Wheat (braced, and arc equal
I ly as ffoo 1 for droning Outs,
j send In your orders.and we will warrant
1 tatisfacliou. Address.
ROUNDS, WOODCOCK CO..
! Jan. 2il, WTMltnl
MKAI.KK IN -
Groceries & Provisions,
Has.hsti )PKK KD Ills x i:v i ,nik ER
establishment on corner of Kllswonh
and First streets, with a fresh stivk of
Groceries, Provisions, Candies, cigars, To
bacco, Ac, to whtoh lie invites the atten
tion ol our citizens.
! In connect ion with the store he will kfep
; a Itakery, and w ill always have on hand a
full supply of fresh in cad. crackers, 4c.
fci?" Call anil soe me.
WISHES TO INFORM THE LADIES
t of Albany and vicinity, that Miss M.
M. JOIIN'SON lias taken charge of her
Jfilliuery and llrcss-Uakiiig More.
She Is preiMircd to do all kinds of work
In that lino.
63TCALL AND SEE. j&j
Albany, Jan. 19, 187M01I
HARDWARE for Rudders, for Smiths,
and for Farmers sold lv Wheeler, at
rniOM AND AFTER DATE, CNTI1.
1 further notice, the Company will dis
patch a bout from Albany to Corvallison
Tuesday and I'rklnj of Kaeb Week.
Also, will dispatch a boat from Albany
for Portland and intermediate places oh
same days, leaving Comstock 4 Co.'s
Faro at Reduced Rates.
J. D. BILES,
Dec. 10, 1871-18
Mnri fo'-rx, and every
4 l'lnnliiK Milt sup
ID1118 112 nlifornin-St., San Francisco.
HOME SHUTTLE SEWING MACHINES,
flows, anil all kinds of Agricultural
Machinery, mid by WIIEEI.ER. at sliedd.
U. S. MAIL !
Trl-Wi-ckl) SIukc Line !
THE UNDERSIGNED Is now running a
tri-weekly Stage from Lebanon to Al
bany, carrying the C. s. Mails, leaving
Leliauon every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday mornings, and returning, leave
Albany at t o'clock P, M. of said days.
Passengers culled for in any jiart of the
city. All orders should lie left at the St.
Charles Hotel, Alluuiy, for passengers or
fn-iglit for Lebanon.
Packages and light freight punctually
delivered at low rates. All business en
trusted tonic will be promptly attended to.
W. It. DUN AC A.
Lebanon, Feb. 1, TJ-Wv4
ANDIE8, NUTS, RAIKINH, etc, fresh
and cheap, by Jv4 DvRDIs.
Fox Sale !
OF (OU'E WHITE
CHILI CLUB WHEAT
CALL AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE
undersigned, six miles south of Alba
ny. MARTIN LCl'ER.
Jun. , 18?M8m3
HAVING PURCHASED THE INTER
est of O. W. Young In Uio
I am prepared to do any and all kinds of
lobs, on short notion and with quick dis
patch. Terms reasonable. Packages de
livered to any part ot tin elty. far Look
out for the BAT TEAM and JOB "WAGON.
20vt A. N. ARNOLD.
SWBET POTATOES, per last steamer, by
M. P. JONES,
18 HALSEY, OBBQOH. 4
WHOLESALE AM! RETAIL
COI1NKR raST IlROADAl.MN-STs.,
A. G. Layton,
I HAVE ALWAYS IN STOIJE A Ft I.I,
and complete supply of
Tobacco & Cigars,
Which I will sell for cash as low as tin
lowest, or exchange for nil kinds of mer
chantable C01.VTRY PRODUCE!
Received and In store a large quantity ol
which I will sell cheaper than ever before
ottered In thi- market.
CSf I extend a general invitation toallj
fc-.rix'oplc In ihls and adJolningM
fcjr comities, to call and exam-jAg
Curiae quality and prices jg
tf"of )mIs, as I feel$3
& confident of uiv?--3
A. C. LAYTON.
General Repair Shop.
rpiIE CNDERsK.NEJ) HAVING RK
X turned to Allium', and itkcu his old
shop on corner ol Ellsworth aud Second
streets, announces his readiness to attend
to all kinds of
BLACKSMITHING, MILL & MACHINE
Also, lias on lianil and for sale, the
and other PLOWS,
which lit .III cll on the most reasonable
CIIVK nr. A (ALL,
All work entrusted to mo will receive
prompt attention, and be executed In tin"
Is'st possible manner, with good material,
A slain- of public luitronagt is solicited.
e-Jf Shop on corner Ellsworth and second
streets, opposite IMcive's Ferry.
iuv4 r, nuui'.
Lard Oil & Soap
TnE UNDERSIGNED HAVING COM
pleted and put in good running order
Lard Oil anil Soap Manufactory,
tn the elty of Albany, are prepared to pur
chase, nt flic highest cash rates, all the
Hog, Rancid Butter, Soap
delivered to them in this city.
They are now manutoolarlng and have
Fancy Toilet and Common Soaps,
In great variety, warranted annol to the
best In market, which they offer to the
trade at the most reasonable rates.
Orders respectfully solicited. Satisfac
r Grease of a
CAKTWMGHT, WE8TLAKE A MORBW.
to given a can.
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