The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, February 21, 1873, Page 7, Image 7

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IT. Oilirinl ricr for Orojjon.
FRIDAY, FKimt'ARY 21. 1873,
The Sftttmmn in alluding to the
Mobilier investigation, says :
We sincere' v hope that the hives-
ligation will go to tlie bottom of cor-!
rupt.on,and that the report wni
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recommending just exactly the ret
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ribution that may be due to every
man. If Colfax or any other Con
gressman has put his toot into the
hr Iran ot the trail W
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rapidly passing, when wrong-doing !
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fan lie excused or paliated bwaus
of the wrongdoers high social or
political connections.
Those are our sentiments. Oar
form of government, our laws and
Republican institutions are safe,
only as individual purity and public
among our public men. It is for
the strengthening and perpetuation
of our tree institutions; for the
welfare, physical, intellectual, moral
.and material, of the whole people,
that the latter elevate men by their
votes to-representative positions of
honor and trust. They place them
there to represent tin in to labor
tor their good, and the good of the
entire nation; and it they are so
lost to gratitude and virtue as to
prove recreant to the high trust
imparted, how much should their
individual reputation, their, social
position weigh in the balance as
against the good and safety of the
entire nation . f What is the degra
dation of a Congressman, which by
his own act he has brought upon
himself, or the disgrace of a whole
Congress, compared with the wel
fare of a whole State, an entire na
tion ? The people detnand activity,
intelligence and purity in their pub
lic servants. So long as these are
granted, the meed of praise and con
fidence should be awarded them ;
'.but when they show a disposition
to glorify self at the expense of
country ; or promote selfish aires at
the expense of honesty, then should
they be hurled from power They
are no longer safe. The Hepubli
can party has no use for self-glori-fying,
dishonest, corrupt men in
representative positions. They are
a scandal to lier and an enemy.
The voice of the party calls for
good men and true ; men of integri
ty and sobriety ; men whose moral
characters are above reproach;
whose example she may point her
children to, not to be avoided as
contagion, but to be copied. It bad
men from her ranks have slimed
themselves into power, or if they
have covered themselves with im
purity since their elevation, let
them and their deeds be brought to
light. No matter how long and
faith-id their services may have
been, or how pnre ; if they have
presumed to connect themselves
with Credit MobeHers, they have
betrayed the confidence imposed
in; they have sacrificed their
integrity for gold, their honesty for
inoliRiient,ii(! they are no longer
fit to represent honest men ; they
are a stench in the nostrils of the
7Tie Senate Committee in the
Caldwell case have reported in
favor of declaring his election in
valid. Private Miller, who was wound
ed in the arm in the Modoc battle,
has had his arm amputated.
King AjuhUoiis.
The abdication oi the Smm
throne bv King Amadous excites
but a passing interest in the mind i
of the American reader Spain, j
like Mexico, has been in so turbo-j
lent and unsettled a condition for j
years, that events which are nor-1
mal to such a state, such ns acts of j
vfatlmn and attempted revolution,
I murder, assassination, abdication
. of !
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fUlllM.. BIIU CAIUjU IIV IHUtl lltwv.vou
Willi us than current events oi our
own nation, nor even so much. It
was during the war between France j
and Germany, in the year 1871, !
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0f Victoria Emmanuel If., King of
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iiaiv, was enwu ivunc j
by the .Spanish Cortes. His posi
tion there was one of anxious per
plexity and deadly peril from the
first. He sought earnestly and
indefatigably, in the midst of at-
his Queen, to give the Spanish peo
ile a good kingly government, thus
hoping to harmonize the warring
elements of discord about him, but
he utterly failed. His efforts may
have been weak, but they were his
best. The adverse elements agamst
him were too numerous and pow
erful, too deeply rooted in the
Spanish mind for his youth and in
experience to control. There was
the aggravating war in Cuba ; the
opposition of the Catholics, and
the rebelling Carlists ; the plottings
of those who cling to the fortunes
and seek the restoration of the
royal family of Queen Isabella to
power, and the influences of Repub
lican elements. These were all
more or les6 in active hostility t-o
his government, rendering his efforts
futile in the direction of peace and
harmony. It was prudent and
sensible in him to give the thing
up. Y hetlier the people ot spam
are morally capable at this time of
sustaining a Republic, is a matter
of doubt ; but an effort in that di
rection will meet with the sympa
thy of our people. Our sympathy
will increase in proportion as they
are earnest and sincere. The unset
tled, diwatisfied &nd revolutionary
state of these old monarchies, but
indicate the leaven ot Republican
sentiments and ideas working in
the minds of the people. As Amer
icans, we desire them to work on
until the monarchical ideas of gen
erations shall have been worked
out, and the whole shall be per
meated with the enlightened polity
of Republican ideas, aims and prac
tices. As monarchy, in the person
of Amadeus, retires from the throne
of Spain, let the eagles of a more
enlightened and substantial freedom)
perch upon the altar of the rising
The appraisers of Greely's estate
estimate the personal property at
$1:2,000. Samuel Sinclair is said
to owe the estate 83,000, and Cor
nelius Yauderbilt, Jr, $50,000,
borrowed money. About $1,000,
000 are reported in bad debts and
worthless securities. Commodore
Yauderbilt has showu his generosity
by giving to each of Mr. Greeley's
daughters $5,000, and saying they
can Iiave as much money as they
need at auy time.
AssiFtent7'iwurerHillhouse,ofTwhose testimony was mniy cor
New York, has been exonerated
from any complicity in the Johnson
defalcation in the stamp depart-
Srrintor Pomeroy.
Senator Pomeroy in a personal
explanation in the U. S. Senate on
the 10th inst., denied every state-
ment affecting ins liiiegiity. iie
pronounced all the allegations made
against him specifically false. He
said he had never entered into any
agreement with auy member of the
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Kansas Legislature, neither had he
paid a dollar to any member to
vote for him. He asked foraspe
L!ft, mimmittoa. comnoeed largely
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oi ins puiiuwu v(yvi."vn,
tigate in the fullest possible manner
all the charges against him. lie
desired them to report tefore his
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t.itM ovnirml. He closed l)V offer-
tag a resolution which was adopted
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Pomeroy requests the public to
suspend judgment in the case until
investigation has been made It
strikes us the public will ask for
more testimony than the oath of
that State Senator York, before
they will believe the charges. If
Pomeroy is a corrupt villain, York
gives every indication ot being his
The anxiety of Jack's band of
amiable Modocs for peace is dis
tressing. It becomes so painful to
them that while all is quiet on the
lava beds, they relieve themselves
by stealing to some settler's house
and burning it. 7'heir savage
breasts are "burning' to be soothed.
At Lisbon, on the 16th, the ex
Queen was worse and confiued to
her bed.
The government organs of Portu
gal officially deny auy movement in
Portugal for the establishment ot a
A majority of the conservative
Generals in the Spanish army have
assured the government that they
will not oppose the Republic.
The carnival at Rome was in
augurated on the 16th inst.
The Common Council of Ant
werp, Belgium, have voted forty
millions to enlarge the docks and
construct piers.
It is intimated that the new
government of Spain is resolved not
to part with Cuba.
The Spanis.1 Assembly were
filled with toy, on the 16th, over
the announcement that the authori
ties of Havana had given their ad
hesion to the Republic.
A dispatch from Paris to Lon
don, on the 16th, says France will
attempt to compel Spain to sell
Cuba, and that the United States
had offered 2,500,000,000 francs,
payable in two years, but Spain
had refused to part with the island.
Amadeus and his family were
met at the railway station at Lis
bon by the King and Queen, lrince
August and members of the Cabi
net. The Italian Ambassador re
ceived the ex-King. The ex-Queen
was weak and had to be carried to
the Palace in a sedan chair.
At Berlin the Spanish Minister
had a conference for two hours
with Bismarck, on the 14th, and
immediate recognition of the Span
ish Republic by Germauy was ex
pected. The Senate Committee on the
Pomeroy case decided to confine
their inquiry to the transaction be
tiirn:i Tumnrov and York. J. C.
Hfirtnn. of Lawrence, was examined
rnhnrfttiva of York's story, and
tended to show that the latter's
course was me reuii,oi nugc-
ment made by the opponents -of
The President has signed the
Pension and Indian
A Presbyterian church in New
York was on the 16th crushed be
neath the weight of snow upon it.
Loss, $30,000.
At Cincinnati heavy frauds by
the conductors ot the Pan-handle
Railroad have been discovered, and
one is arrested.
At Sargent, Kansas, two of a
party of roughs, who were disturb
ing the peace, on the 16th, were
shot and killed by a saloon keeper.
The remainder of the party then
went to Dodge City, where the
vigilantes killed two more.
The loss by the burning of the
steamer Erie at sea is $350,000 on
the vessel and $500,000 on the,
cargo, only jiartially insured.
The Vice President hasappomted
Cragin, Logan, and Hayard as a
committee on the part of the Senate
to make preparations for the inaug
uration. It is now reported that Mrs.
Wood, daughter of Gen. Taylor,
who was recently voted by the
House pension of $50 per month,
is the mother ot John Taylor
Wood, who commanded the rebel
cruiser Tallahassee, who is now a
well-to-do commission merchant at
Halifax. She is reported as a se
cessionist during the war, and more
over she has been living in Paris
some time in magnificent style.
A. M. Noah, formerly a San
Francisco journalist, died suddenly
at Washington on the 14th.
John M. Hodges, a Wall street
broker, on the night of the 14th
fell down a staircase at his residence
in New York and broke his neck.
Judge Davisof New York grant
ed a stay of proceeding in the
Stokes' case on the 15th inst. The
case is now to go to a full bench for
It is announced that the steam
boat, Henry A. Jones, from Hous
ton to Galveston with a cargo of
cotton, burned on the 14th at Gal
veston, destroying twenty-one lives,
including the captain and clerks.
John T. Osborne, charged with
the murder of Mrs. .Matthews at
Yates City, 111., last August, has
been found guilty by verdict of his
jury, and the death penalty fixed.
The President's message relative
to Utah calls attention to dangers
likely to arise during the recess
from a conflict of Federal and Ter
ritorial authorities. It says that
general jurisdiction in the Territo
ries has been under the direct su
pervision of the National Govern
ment, but details have been left to
the regulation of local authorities,
itevidently never was intended to
entrust a Territorial Legislature
with power to create jurisdictions
of its own, or increase the jurisdic
tion ot courts appointed by Fed
eral authority. In both these
respects Utah requires special leg
islation by Congress. The selec.
tion ot grand aufl petit jurors must
be placed in the hands of persons
entirely independent of those who
are determined not to enforce any
obnoxious act of t ongress to de
prive Territorial courts of power, or
to impede the action of the Federal
courts. The act creating the Ter
ritory of Utah provides for such
It is stated that President Grant's
Southern tour will be ot thegreates1
, , .
significance to the people of that
section. The Presidentcontemplates
starling on the 20th of March, ac
companied by nearly all the Cabi
net, besides many distinguished
gentlemen Senators, rm miters n
the House and others. Richmond
will lie the first stopping place. It
is the President's purpose to mk
this initial movement in his next
administration as an attempt to har
monise the people of the North ami
South. He will look into the social
condition of the South and observe
the local government of the States
to be visited. At Richmond, and
other places along the line of his
visit, preparations are being made
to give him an enthusiastic recep
tion. Judge Davis' decision granting a
stay of proceedings in the Stokes'
case, is regarded bv the New York
bar as one which he could not con
scientiously or judicially have
A flood in the Monongahela,
Penn., on the 17th, swept a fleet of
thirty coal barges from their moor
ings, with a number of persons on
each. Several bargeswere sunk. It
was feared that lives were lost.
The report of the Committee on
Credit Mobilier was made on the
18th. In relation to Ames, it says
he sold to members Credit Mobi
lier stock at par, when it was
worth double that amount, with a
corrupt purpose. In reference to
Brooks, it shows that he used his
influence as Congressman and Gov
eminent Director in the U. P. Rail
road, to get possession of stock. No
actiof was desired until after the
report was printed, and accused
members could examine it.
A bill has been introduced in the
House of Representatives to enable
people of the Territories to elect
Government and other lerritonal
A clean up at the Virtue mill,
Baker county, last week, after a
run of twenty days, realized $8,000.
At Baker City snow was grad
ually disappearing on the 13th.
Last week a pointer dog fell
down an 85 feet shaft in the Virtue
mine, Baker county, and struck a
Chinaman, t he latter was hurt,
but not the dog.
They have had abundance of
rain about Jacksonville lately, and
miners rejoice.
Papers at Salt Lake are loaded
down with the Utah question.
Money in abundance has been
sent to Washington foj the pay
ment ot the services of such men as
7'om Fitch, in behalf ot the Mor
mon cause.
Agents of the Mormon priest
hood were circulating a petition at
Salt Lake for signatures, on the
17th, asking the appointing of a
Commission of investigation of the
matter at issue between the Gentiles
and Mormons. Its object is sup
posed to be a trick to stave off leg
islation. Meacham is represented as say
ing that he believed Capt. Jack to
be an honorable man, and if he
asked him to go to his camp he
would go. It is said the Modocs
have a bitter enmity against both
Meacham and the Applegates, and
the general impression is they will
have nothing to do with them.
7'here is a good opportunity at
Newaukumnow for the establish
ment of a blacksmith shop, and re
pair shop fof the wood work of
wagonsaiid other implements. A
boot and shoemaker also wanted.