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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 8. 1872.
The most brilliant victory that has
liver been awarded to a political party
in a Presidential campaign, has jnst
leen given to the Republican party.
The most crushing defeat that has ever
been visited by the suffrages of the
jeople npo,i any party In the nation,
was administered at. the polls last
Tuesday upon the so-called Liberal
party. The eamMiign of the latter
was made up of unfounded charges
Rnd abuse against the character of
General Grant, but the ieople by a
unanimity unannelled in the history of
Presidential eleitlons.1 ave pronounced
their disbelief In the charges which
were made. They have done it by
nuniliers so (treat that the opposition
h left entirely without room for retort.
Think of over thirty States in the Un
ion giving large majorities for Grant
and Wilson electors. See Pennsyl
vania heading the list with 125.000
majority over 25.000 more than the
population of Oregon. See Massa
chusetts with over 73.000; Illinois, so
hotly contested, rolling up 50,000, and
soon. Look at the grand aggregate
of nearly rO.OOOin twenty-nine States
now (Thursday) reported for Grant.
The result is absolutely gigantic in its
tremendousness. It is too greatly big
to celebrate over. The opposition Is
so entirely nowhere that one teels
ashamed to throw up his hat and yell,
a sort of pity for them coming over
one ; and yet it Is grand, glorious.
It teaches a lesson that the opposition
and the whole people will not soon
forget. That principles guide the
choice of the American people and
not men. Greeley. Rrown, Trumbull,
Sumner. Sehurz, and the rest, and
leading Democrats, will long remem
ber this, clearly taught lesson.
Three Month Free ebol.
The recent legislature enacted a
school law which is a step in the di
rection of progress. By It provisions
three month's free school are provided
in each year to the children of tlie
State. As first enacted by the Repub
lican House, it provided for i months
free school in each year ; but the Demo
crats, in the Senate, true to their party
record in this direction, amended the
bill so as to cut the time down to three
months, and possibly defeated the
practical operation of the hill entirely
by refining to go into a joint conven
tion to elect a Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction. It is to be hoped this
latter is not the case, and the three
months free schooling in eaeii year
may le enjoyed by the children. But
why this opposition to the hill r It
has been a matter of conjecture to us
to determine the real reason of this
opposition to the free school system.
These same men voted for bills grant
ing large sums of money to build roads;
were anxious to pay nearly a million
of dolhrs in rent, etc.. for the Locks,
and to do much work ot this diameter,
but when it came to providing for the
intellectual culture of the children,
thevwere opposed to It. Are roads
and locks, etc., of more importance to
this State than intelligence, than vir
tue ? It would seem so by the votes
of these men. It la strange, bat never
theV true, that men who object most
to " "lug a free school tax to provide
eoi!;f -table and decent school houses
am' vi1 'ml teachers for the education of
the1' children, will lavishly expend
th' ir money in training a flue horse.
fattening' fine hogs, or something of
this kind. They thus estimate tnese
ttHff of greater moment than the
welfare of their children. This ought
not so to be. The Intellectual and
moral culture of humanity should be
first in importance, and everything
should be made to contribute in tltose
The Jews of New York are seriously
thinking of transferring tlielr religious
.services -from Saturday to Sunday.
Several of tlielr synagogues through
out the country are now open on both
The Litigant Repeal, Vetoed.
The Governor of the State ot Oregon
has shown a zeal to prevent the cor
rection of past acts of injustice, truly
energetic. Two years ago a Demo
cratic legislature, disregarding the
claims of justice, and gnlded by a
burning desire to footer the Interests of
the Democratic newspaper?, passed an
"Act to protect litigants." It was
copied from an Act of a like charac
ter which had been enacted by ft Dem
ocratic Legislature In California, and
has-been commonly designated as the
'Litigant Law." By the operations
of this law, a few Democratic journals
have beetl granted the exclusive privi
lege of publishing all legal advertise
ments required by the laws of the
State, We say i-selvitirertiiht. tor u
printed in any other journal, tlie pub
lication would not amount to a legal
one. For this, tnese "seiecr journals
have often charged the advertiser from
two to three times more for his legal
advertisement than other papers would
have done. In the first place it took
away from the legal advertiser tlie
right of choosing his own medium, or
niiier, in which to advertise, and in
tlie second place it auuilM him to
pay more than efrtuMs as much as the
work was worth. So obnoxious and
unjust was this law regarded in Cali
fornia, that, In a large degree, It in
fluenced the election of a Republican
Governor and Legislature there at the
last election for State officers. Among
tlie first acts of the latter, on assem
bling, was the repeal of this law. and
the repeal was swiftly signed by the
newly elected Governor. This act met
with the approbation of every honest,
fair-dealing man In California, and
was heartily applauded by such in
Oregon, who were familiar with its
injustice as seen by them in tlie practi
cal workings of tlielr own law. Influ
enced by this general feeling, onr late
legislature repealed tlie obnoxious
measure of this State, some Democrats
voting with the Republicans for the
repeal. But. unfortunately for us, we
have a Democratic Governor. He; in
fluenced bv one of his marvelous swells
of Democratic wisdom, vetoed It. In
this be has affected to discover tliat
the holding of the office ot a litigant
printer amounts to a franchise vested
for the time named. He does not say
this Is his positive lielief. for lie cau
tiously nes an "if" In Introducing the
proposition ; but Hie Intention of His
Excellency is evidently designed to
convey sucli impression. To show
that this proposition is not good Dem
ocratic logic, we simply refer our
readers toan Act passed no farther back
than two years ago by our then Demo
cratic Legislature, by which certain
officers in Portland. Police Judge, etc..
were turned out of their offices long
before tlie time tor which the people
had elected them, had expired. If it
was not a violation of the State Con
stitution to do that thing then, why
Is it so now ? Tlie difference is here :
Then, a Democratic Legislature did
the business. Now, the repeal comes
from a Republican legislature. This
is the difference, and to Governor
Grover, and small demagogues ot his
complexion, tlie difference amounts to
a Justification, howniuclisoever the
contrary may appear to upright and
Our TruuetHloiiN Uovemor-
A jwrteiitions rumor is floating in
the air to tlie effect that should Grant
and Wilson lie elected. Governor Gro
ver has a veto prepared to squelch it.
Of course tlie veto Is predicated upon
constitutional grounds. It is thought,
too, that the terms of agreement late
ly arrived at by tlie Geneva Tribunal,
are not altogether satisfactory to His
Excellency, the Governor of Oregon,
and a veto to that may not lie consid
ered improbable. The constitution
will be the guide in this, also. Wheth
er His Extraordinary Highness will
countenance tlie proposition of the
French Assembly, in Paris, to make
Thiers President for life, can hardly
foil to become a matter of tremendous
anxiety to them, and the rest of man
kind. He may not consider tlie mat
ter of sufficient moment to prepare a
veto, but the Constitution will furnish
him ample argument it lie chooses to
do so. It Is unlimited hi its applica
tion apparently with some.
The Woodhnll and CImHIb.
It will be noticed in our Eastern
news that those notorious and shame
less characters, Mrs. IVoodhnll and
Claflln. have been arrested by the
United States Commissioner, Osborne,
on affidavits made by Albert Ander
son, P. O. Cleric, Mr. Word, of Brook
lyn, and F. W. Reese, clerk in the
h4epmhnt office, who swore to the
sending off of offensive publications
by the accused. The proceedings were
first taken against them by L. C.
Chailis, a broker,, whom they had
made the subject of a vile and scanda
lous article. They have not confined
their vile charges to brokers, but have
circulated the most Indecent and wick
ed calumnies against distinguished and
honorable clergymen in New York city
These are the elm rges preferred against
them, by New York journals, and a
wholesome application ot law in all
such cases, female as well as male, is
demanded by the moral sense of the
country. The statutory penalty for
sending obscene literature through the
mails is imprisonment for one year
and a fine of one hundred dollars.
Anson fc In Bhnaath,
The trial of Lloyd at Leesbnrg, Va.,
upon the charge of poisoning her.chil
dren, has resulted.' much to the disap
pointment of her prosecutors, in her
acquittal. The evidence in this case
showed that a physician had prescrib
ed bismuth for one of the children,
and an analysis of tlie dose which was
given to the child produced arsenic in
as large quantities as was charged to
have been given by the mother. The
evidence turned on this chemical fact,
and the mother was acquitted. Though
arsenic is found associated with bis
muth, to find it in bismuth is a new
discovery, it would appear. The dis
patch says druggists, doctors and peo
ple generally are considerably attract
ed by the discover', and it is conjec
tured that this metal will no longer be
used in medical practice.
According to a letter printed in the
Salem Statenmm, there are fifty-six
persons in the State Penitentiary who
were under the influence of liquor at
tlie time the crime was committed for
which thev were sent there ; twenty-
six persons were reduced in eireum
stances by the use of strong drink, and
thrown into evil practices resulting in
crime ; eleven are Indians and China
men, and six sober men. The writer
of this letter claims that he made a
careful Inquiry, and these figures may
lie regarded as correct. By this is
shown how small is tlie proportion of
temperance men who go to the Peni
tentiary, as compared with the intem
perate, or those who drink liquor.
The money awarded by the Geneva
Tribunal is to lie paid by England to
the United States in one year lrom the
date of the award. The men who lost
their ships and cargoes by tlie Alukana
and otlier cruisers covered by the
award, will thus soon receive from our
Government their proportion of the
$5,000,000. The Government is now
making preparations to distribute this
sum to the rightful claimants, so soon
as it shall be received. A government
less careful of the interests of its eitU
z, ns, might easily put off Hie distribu
tion, and in fact ii"ver pay it over to
Tlie keepers of the Ward's Island
Asylum, N. Y., must lie taken from
the lowest order of brutal humanity.
Not long since we read of two of the
inmates dying from the effects of
brutal treatment from one of the keep
ers, and now another case is given to
the public. A keeper named McDon
ald is alleged to have put Louis C.
Samuels in a cold batlij l and then bru
tally kicked him in the stomach, from
tlie effects of jvhleh the victim died.
Such deeds Ire revolting in their
heartless cruelty and inhumanity, and
ought to subject the pen trator to a
permanent contraction of breath at the
end of a halter.
Tlio most astonishing tiling in the
whole business is the election of W m.
F. Havemeyer. Mayor ot Newlork.
This was accomplished by the Com
mittee of Seventy uniting with the
Republicans. New York now has a
the msmx IS OBBBOK.
From the best advices up to Thurs
day evening, we give the majorities
for Grant in the different counties
heard from in Oregon :
This makes a total of 3.193. The
counties yet to hear from that will
give Republican majorities, will prob
ably swell tie majority to 3,500. If
tlie leretofore Democratic counties
shall go back on the Sage asdoes Linn.
Grant 's majority in Oregon will fall
little short "of 4.000. This being' the
case we suggest the propriety ot a
small blow out at the Court House in
tills city on Saturday night. Who's
on it? 'Ror! '
UEXKKAL M'WKIMJ VP-
Republicans claim Missouri for Grant
by a small majority.
Louisiana is also I'laimed for Grunt.
Greeley will get no electoral votes
and Arkansas, and a nortion of these
are as likely to go for Grant as tor
Greeley. IfGreeley should carry all
the States mentioned, he will have 8S
votes out ot the 386 in the Electoral
Cellege. But we are till of the opin
ion (Thursday) that Missouri and Ar
Kansas will go tor Grant, reducing
Greeley's vote to 67.
A new schism has taken place in the
Catholic Church of tlie East. The
Roman Catholic patriarch of Babylon
of the Chaldeanrite has published a
protest against the moral infallibility
dogma, and all his suffragaus are fol
lowing his example. Catholic Mark
onltes of Syria are also separating
themselves from the Roman church.
Seven female students have been
admitted to the University of Ver
mont at Burlington.
The total capital invested in rail
roads in the United States is $3,000,-
The Scott Monument in Central
Park. New York, was to be unvailed
on the 3d. Wm. Cullen Bryaut and
others were to deliver addresses.
On the 3d inst. the streets of New
York were beginning to exhibit their
usual activity, the horse malady having
Tie Philadelphia mint has com
menced melting one million one dol
lar gold pieces into larger pieces.
Twenty millions of these pieces are to
be so used.
A restaurant keeper in Washington.
D. C. on tlie 2d inst., was lined iflOO
lor refusing to entertain colored per
sons at his establishment.
The result of tlie trial of Mayor
Hall, of New York, was the discharge
of the jury for tailing to agree.
It is announced from Darien, Conn.,
that the wife of Vincent Collycrwas
drowned last Thursday while driving
over a stream-crossing the road to an
island where tbey resided. She was
returning alone alter having accom
panied Iter husband to the cars on his
way to visit tie Kiowa Indian delega
tion. Col. Albert S. Evans, of journalistic
fame, was among tlie lost on the steam
er Missouri. The Chicago Ti Unmu
pays him a fine tribute.
Benjamin Tle-mas has been appoint
ed Indian Agent in New Mexico by
The public debt was reduced last
The wife of Benjamin White, an
Osborn, O., man, recently eloped with
O. Judsoti, aud her husband thereon
sold all that he had and followed the
guilty pair to South Britain, Conn.
Here the unfaithful wife attempted
to brile her deserted spouse, but with
out avail, and Jndson & Co. now
await trial in New Haven jail.
Uapt. Bates, and wife, a wealthy
English couple were receiitly register
ed at a Chicago hotel. The gentle
man was eight feet tell and weighed
LS5 pounds. His wife was just two
inches taller. Both were well propor
tioned, handsome and well educated.
Tlie German Government denies
tliat it lias endeavored to prevent or
discourage the emigration of her owu
citizens to this country.
Tie funeral of Mrs. Greeley took
place from Dr. Chapin's Church In
New York, on the 1st lust. It was
Mrs. Victoria Woodhull was arrest
ed last Saturday on a warrant sued out
by A. M. Chalts, charging ler with
gross libel. Warrants were also Issued
against her aud lier partner In busi
ness, on complaint ot other parties, on
outside ot tne states or .uaryianu,
Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia,
Tpvhs Kpnf-nekr Ten I lessen. Missouri
a like charge. The same parties were
also arrested by the United States
Marshal on a charge of sending ob
scene publications throtign the malls,
while they were In al carriage preoar
ing for flight, with copies of their
publications In tlie vehicle with them.
On being brought before the Commis
sioner the District Attorney charged
fiat they were also guilty of libelling.
The Commissioner decided to admit
the accused to bail in $8,000. No bail
was furnished and they were sent to
the Ludlow-street jail.
The horse disease was still abating
in New York on the 4th Inst. It
showed new and alarming symptoms
Bad health prevents Chief Justice
Chase from attending business. Un
less he improves a trip to the Pacific
coast will be taken.
White the right of baptism was le
ing performed in a Baptist Church at
Evanston. III., on the 3d. a portion of
the floor gave away precipitating a
part of a large congregation a distance
of fourteen feet to the ground. Bu
two were seriously hurt.
Scircdv a horse was to be seen in
Chicago on the 4th.
Mori, the Japanese Minister, has
recently been In New Haven, Conn,,
examining the school system. His
views are pronounced both liberal and
n,r n nnWsXnn rj turn trehrht trains.
Nov. 1st, on the Huntington broadtap
naiiroaa. a conuuetor anu tnree uurci
were instantly killed.
The office of Indian Commissioner
is so urgently pressed upon Assistant
Ktt the PwiaiiiAnt
I7LVI Villi J wmim WT Jk. ivjim"'"
Secretary Delano, Board of Peace
Commissioners, Young Men s inns
tlan Association, and Methodist Con
ference, that he will be bound to with
draw his refusal to take the office.
Gen. Sherman will submit no ex
tended report upon the army this year.
Mrs. Horace Greelev died in New
York on the 30th ult.. at the residence
nf Aivin Johnson. She had two chills
daring the night and passed peacefully
Oar BneiM Vtate letter.
Bukna Vista, Nov. 1st,, 1872.
Ed. Register: The late showers
have brought the horse and plow into
requisition, aud fields once more begin
to assume a business like appearance.
The present unprofitable prices for
grain, it would appear, would lessen
tie farmer's faith in his avocation; but
facts contradict appearances, as shown
by the fanners who are putting forth
every effort to liave a heavier yield the
coming harvest tlian tbey had the last .
Three large warehouses at this place
are groaning under the burden of their
fill of grain, awaiting the arrival of
tie boats, which are anxiously expect
ed in a few weeks.
Messrs. Wells & Houk have finished
picking and drying their hops. They
had between ten and eleven thousand
pounds, the product often acres of
tmtfnm lniiil. for which tlev are re
ceiving from forty to fifty cents per
pound, aecoiiiuig to quantity iwsireu.
Tuna nni I tpi I hnve nroven the ( Ireiron
hop to be fully equal, if not superior,
to tlie California or Eastern hop, for
all purposes for which the article is
......1 If ,., mm, n Inrur llrlnt'nr VAll
doubtless have a fair idea of the exhil-
Irating effect produced by Oregon
hons after iMssiuir tlirouirh the hands
of a skillful brewer. If you are not,
a judge of tie beverage, Jet me say.
you are swindling yourself out of the
iionev of the earth ; hut if you are a
lover of tie nectar, don't ! no, don't,
Imll iii Hneua Vista, tor if V'OU do.
your thirst will become alarming be
fore a samaiitan win come to your res
cue. Tins place raises more uops man
urn nther Iru-aiitv in the State, and is
the only place in the State where jugs
are built out of mud ; and still there Is
not a grog-shop nearer than seven
miles of us. "Oh! what can we do
to be saved?" Vote for Greeley !
IU 1 f. Mill,.,.
ifiessrs. nuinsr .uiini niuiumiiR
iug toenlarge and otherwise materially
improve their already- extensive pot
tery. Next Spring they are going to
manufacture pumps (jug pumps) on a
large scale. Mr. Ramsey is an exier
ienced hand, and is confident of selling
such pumps readily after getting them
introduced through the country.
Dr. Lee, one of our village doctors
niwl ilrninrlsbi. who lias been a resident
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ot this place for the last seven years.
has packed nis goods ana is maKing
ready to locate hi Junction City.
A Dan was given in tne city mm on
the night of the 28th. Those who at
tended pronounced it tie best one " in
a coon's age."
On tie evening ot the 30th of Octo
ber, Rev. Mr. West, of Jefferson, per
formed tie marriage ceremony ior
Mr. D. E. Thomas and Miss Mansas
Smith, ot this place. They faced
their destiny as bravely as hornets.
After Sol had witklrawn his rays,
the boys repaired to the domicil of the
newly married couple, and repeatedly
concussed tie bottoms of tin pans and
other small reverberating receptacles.
No welcome response being given they
returned to their quiet conches, n di
Wna Mr T. and lfldv lutein!