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V. H. Ofltelal Paper for
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 3. 1873.
EDITORIAL SOI IS.
A two fhou-wiiil ton liip has been
Aarteml to take a cargo of wheat
from Astoria to France. Friedlantler
ta tsid to be the man who does the
The United States Army has one
officer tor every fifteen men, to aay
nothing of the retired officers. This
would seem to indicate a very healthy
ate of affairs for officers.
Rev. B. H. Lewis, wlio had been
Mpelled from the United Baptist
Church, La Criuide, has been rein
statetl, with full authority to act as a
minister ot that denomination.
Hon. E. Casserly, United States
tteuator from California. lias written a
letter to Gov. Ilooth. dated November
18th. resigning his seat as end) Senator.
Mid resignation to take pl.tec at once.
ft is stated flint the bridge acros
East river, uniting New York and
Brooklyn, will cost $20,000,000, at the
present rate of expenditure. The
original estimated cost of the bridge
Ft seems that our Navy is not in as
good condition, from the printed ac
counts, as that ot Spain, and that
although our officers are ready anil
villing to go for the enemy, they can
didly admit that our armament is not
squal to the occasion.
Texas held, her State election yester
lay December 2d the last election
of 1873. State officers and a full Leg
islate re are to be elects ! . The Repub
lican candidate for Governor is the
present incumbent, Edmund J. Davi.
The Democratic candidate is Richard
The Albany, New York. Journal
Administration) says: "Against the
assaults of these bloodthirsty wretches.
Mr Governmrut itself will have to
protect its right and it will do this if
It has to cover the Cuban waters with
American ineu-of- War."
New York has a new "Boss," who
Md fair to till with some credit the
place lelt vacant by tlie "retiracy" of
Tweed. Hon. John Morrisey under
takes the role of Boss, and now con
trols Tammany, and through Tam
many, tins various departments of city
The bitter denunciation that now
comes up from every quarter of the
Mate against the acts of the State
Board of Equalization has so worked
up our old Democratic friend, Col.
dates, of Wasco, one ot the "Equal
tirs," tlut lie lias resigned, and will
no more equalize at 5 per day.
Tbo Torpedo system d Ised by our
engineers against the entrance of hos
tile fleets into our harbors, is regarded
as affording absolute defense. It is
announced that the Secretary of War
b to have timse torpedoes distribute!
once for the defense of our ha
and riven, and officers have been
pecially charged with their rrauiufac.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Vic
toria's second son, is to espoojfr the
(fraud Duchess, a Russian Princes,
afraetlme hi 'annary. The marr'wg
iseramony will he solemnized a coon:
mg to the rite of the Church of Eng
IwhI, by the Archbishop of Canter
bury, to be followed by the same sol
pmaization according to the Greek
Spain has a naval force ot fifty-six
rase), carrying eight hundred and
twenty-two guns, the greater number
of which are in actual service. The
United States baa 82 vessels, carrying
l,tp guns, beside 51 ironclads carry
if 127 guns, all of large calibre. This
gives us fatal naval force ofl33 ves
tals of all classes, carrying 1,376 guns.
Of these there are: Steamer 5 first
me. XI second rate, 92 third-Rite. 5
toorth-mte, carrying 8G9 guns; Sall
Jsag 10UM1& second-rate, 4 fourth
rate, carrying 830 guns. A nnnibrr
t these ruuels are out of commission
and nut In first-class condition.
In the Benton County Circuit Court,
held at Corvallis last week. Judge
Masher presiding, proceedings were
brought by certain taxpayers of that
county to test the legality of the equal
ized assessment fixed by the State
Board of Equalization. Judge Mo-liei
deckled adversely to the Bnnrd. and
granted an order restraining the county
officers of Benton county from recog
nising the changes made In tin- assess
ment rolls of that county by the State
Board. The Court held that tiie act
creating the State Board of Equaliza
tion conferred no authority to dis
criminate between Individual--, but
simply to equalize taxation between
counties; that tlie county court, sittinjr
for county business, lias no jurisdiction
to raise the assessment made by the
county assessor, that duty pertaining
to the county board of equalization.
It is stated that an appeal is to be
taken to tlie Supreme Court.
In the recent trial of the Credit
Mobeliersuit in the Federal Circuit
Court for Connecticut, the demurrer
raised by tlie Union Pacific Railro.ul
Company, (hat the United States had
not such an interest in tlie subject
matter as entitled them to bring suit
to redress wrongs committed by the
Union Pacific Railroad Company, was
sustained, and the Court decided that
the United States liave no interest to
be reached by the act. This decision
practically stops the Government from
obtaining present redress for the Credit
Mobelier frauds. Attorney General
Williams expresses great surprise at
tlie decision, and will take immediate
steps to appeal it to the Supreme
Tlie new Const: ivtion of Pennsylva
nia, announced as just completed, con
tains a section which is extremely
stringent with regard tos; cial legisla
tion, inhibiting specifically and abso
lutely nearly every variety of local
and special enactments. In another
section it is provided tliat no local or
special bill shall be passed, without
first giving thirty days notice, by pub
lication, of an. intention to apply for
At tlie Republican Congressional
caucus, on the evening of the 29th ult..
at Washington, presided over by May
nard, J. G. Blaine was nominated for
Speaker by acclamation. Orth was
nominated for Clerk, and E. McPlier
son was endorsed. A. 0 JOnl way was
nominated for Sergeant-at-Arm ; O.
S. Buxton for Doorkeeper; Henry
Sherwood for Postmaster, and Rev. J.
G. Butler for Chaplain.
Tlie Courier accuses the Lafayette
girls of riding horseback clothes-pin
fashion, and the Bulletin asks, "what
next?" Ah, there's the rnh.
A Madrid telegram of November
20th, states that tlie Spanish Cabinet
has agreed to deliver to the U. S. Gov
ernment the steamer Viryinivs, and
all persons remaining alive who were
captured with her, leaving the qnes
as to wlicther the seizure of tlie vessel
was legal to be decided by a mixed
tribunal. Tlie question of wlicther
damages are to be paid to families or
relatives of tlie men who were shot is
to be settled in a similar manner. It
seems the Spanish Government confi
dentially consulted with the Powers of
Europe, and was Informed by all of
them that reparation was due for the
capture of the steamer and the execu
tion of the captives. Leading Spanish
Statesmen, of all parties, to whom the
question was submitted, gave tlie same
decision. The terms of adjustment
offered by our Government were so
reasonable and just, that the Spanish
Government coukl not refuse to accept
them, and at the same time make
good its professions of good will. This
action on tlie part of tlie Spaniards
knocks the war bubble all to flinders
for the present.
The District Attorney of Dallas.
Texas, is only paid when he convicts.
His appeals to the jury are terrific, and
as lie has a large family they have
W. O. Bnien was elected Chief En
gineer of the Portland Fire Depart
ment on Monday, by 108 majority in
a vote of 220. W. S. Chapman was
elected First, and A. G. Murray, Sec
At the Salem city election on Mon
day, the entire Republican ticket was
The President's message was not
delivered to Congress on Monday, and
Congressarijounieil. 'Hie message was
probably presented on Tuesday.
The President ami Vice President of
the Mechanics Savings Bank at Pitts
burg, Penu.. are charged with embez
zling 84,000 hunk funds.
Another Asliautee engagement re
ported, the natives holillv attacking
.1.. ,,.(, . ... . ... O
uie unrisn pomou, lorttneu as it was,
and siflerhig defeat.
From Elko. Nevada. November
30th, we get tlie following account of
an .mini trageify : . L. Hedge, aged
2- a native or ureffon. nan neeii stop-
nliur at the ranch ot John Davis, and
had 'attempted to induce Mrs. Davis to
leave her husband, a few days since,
and live with him. Davis succeeded.
however, in making matters right with
his wife, and a few days since cave
Hedge a hor-e and outfit, witii which
he agreed to leave the country. Tills
morning fledge, in company witn
Thomas Brown, a brother-in-law ot
Davis, returned, anil after an exchange
of a few words Hedge pulled out a re
volver and shot Davis through the left
arm. Davis had a double-barreled
.-hot-gun in readiness, in an instant
fired at his antagonist, missing him.
I lei !in IimvL' clwltt.!. Ih.liiiirl fi linohti
but Davis let go a second charge of
Duck-shot, winch tore awav the atxio
inen of Hedge: producing instant
death. Hedge kid hardly reached tlie
ground when young Brown pulled a
revolver ami put a ball through his
brother-in-law's brain, tlie lull enter
ing above the left eye. passing entirely
through his head. Brown tlien mount
ed a horse and escaped.
Epizootics has agar, appeared
among the stage and car horses in New
Another terrible disaster at sea . On
the morning of November 2;td, the
steamer Ville de Havre came in col
lision In mid ocean with tlie ship
Lochiel. from London lor New York,
and sank. Two hundred and seventy
six passengers on the ill filed steamer
were drowned. Eighty-seven passeu
gers and crew were saved.
The Cubans oppose the surrender to
tlie United States or the steamer Vir
yiniut, and are using extraordinary
nieans to resist any aggressive act of
the u. s. uoverumeiit.
Gen. Manteufal and Count Goeber
fought a duel ueaf Berlin. Nov. 29lh.
The count was seriously wounded in
Fahmkrs' Umon. By order of the
Executive Committee there will be
held a meeting of the Oregon Fanners'
Unlrn in tlie legislative Hall at the
city ot Salem,' on Monday, January
5th, 1874, ami important business will
be brought before it for consideration.
All the Farmers' Clubs now organized
or that maywbe organized before the
call meeting are requested to send del
egates to tlie sains. All persons who
nave neretorore aitenueu as ueieiraics
still hold tlieir scats as delegates, and
where there are vacancies they are en
titled as follows, from Art. 4, Consti
tution: "Each Club, league or
Grange shall be entitled to one mem
ber at least, and one additional mem
ber for each 55 members or fraction of
13 mcmbeis over." The different
commit tecs appointed nt the last meet
ing fire respectfully and earnestly re
quested to forward their reports as
soon as practicable, also the Secretaries
of different Clubs, Leagues and Gran
ges who desire to send delegates, will
please forward to this office the names
of tlie same. The different newspapers
throughout Die valley are requested to
publish the above as a matter of news.
J. Henry Brown,
Secretary Oregon Farmers' Union.
The Chief Justiceship. From a
Washington dispatch of the 24tb we
quote : ,
It is stated to-day that Associate
Justice Miller, of the Supreme Court,
vlll be promoted to the place of Chief
Justice, that Attorney General Wil
liams will bo appointed Associate
Justice in ; place of Miller, and that
Edward H. Pierpont, of New York,
will be made Attorney General. Mr.
Williams hails from Oregon, and
Associate Justice Field from California.
This would give two places on the
Supreme Bench to tlie Pacific Coast.
We learn from the Courier that a
denotation of a score or more of the
officers of the "Olympla Light
Guards," waited upon Governor Ferry
a few days ago, and notified him that
they ami their command held them
selves in readiness to respond to any
orders that may be given them in con
nection with the Spanish difficulty.
Also, that the Castlenook fishing steam
er was manned and coaled, at their
service, to transport them to San Fran
cisco. This magnificent work of naval
art measures some 7 or 10 tons, and
will afford; Olympia's chivalrlc heroes
safe and ample acoinmodations for the
T. Moreno, one of tlie Vasqnez gang
of California robbers, was convicted at
Sallnos, of murder in the first degree,
and sentenced to States prison for life.
Manufactures Steam Engines,
Floor and Saw Mill Machin
ery, WOOD WORKING
And all kinds of
IKON AND BRASS CASTINUN.
r,i rtfcnlar attention paid to repainnK all
klnils of machinery. vS
GEO. F. SETTLEMIER,
(Successor to D. W. Wakefield),
Parrtoli'a New Building-, First Street,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, ETC
All articles warrant! pore, and of the
Physicians prescript ions carefully com
pounded. Albanyi Oct. 17, lstswitr
A. CAR0TI1ERS & CO.,
( III JIK AI.S, OILS, PAINTS, DYES
GLASS, LAMPS, ETC.,
All the popular
PATENT MEDIC-IX ES,
riSK CUTLERY, CIGARS, TOBACCO,
and Toilet; Wood".
Particular euro and promptness Riven
Physicians' proscriptions and Family Bee
,Pe8 A. CAROTHERS CO.
Murder in Albany
AS NEVER YET BEEN KNOWN, AND
no threatening or it at present.
Is a thins which sometime must befall
every son and dauguterof the human fam
ily ; and yet,
At the Mid-day,
Of yonr life., if disease lays his vile hands
upon you, mere, is mu "am, ui ,i-..v.,
by which you uuiy bo restored to perfect
healt h, and prolong your days to a miracu
By calling on
R. C. HILL St SON,
With a prescription, whoro you can have
it compounded bv one experienced in that
particular lino. Also, constantly on hand
a good assortment of fresh drugs, patent
medicines, chemicals, paints, oils, dye
stuffs, trusses, etc. Agents for the
Celebrated Cnk Weed Remedy,
Or, Oregon Rheumatic Cure; Dr. D. Jayne
A Sons' medicinos, etc.
Spenoo's Positive and Negative Powders
kept in stock. Also agents for the
Home Shuttle Kcwlnif Machine,
One of the most useful pieces of household
furniture extant. Cull and examine.
K. C.HILL A SON.
Albany, Juno 10, 71-40vS
C. ME ALE Y,
omnia a good
Paying Business !
For Sale Low.
LANK DEEDS, MORTOAOES, ETC.,
en nana amn Hjw-tm io muo
DRY GOODS, ETC,
d X S3 -s
1 XT H -ah A
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5; 53 r&2
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9l S Kj
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1. D. TITI S. 3. B. Tinfe.
( HAS. BOURQAKDFlj.
TITUS, BOHRGARDES I CO,
Silver & Plated Ware
MANUFACTURED AND ADJWPftBI
espocially for the Facine Coast by iM
NATIONAL ELGIN WATCH CO.
of Elgin, Illinois, viz:
WATCH, and we mont eonfldentlT icb
omincnd (hem to the publle.ax poKaeaaiaf
more good iiuiilitiev for the price limn an?
other Wateh In I he market.
We also keep all other brand of Elp
Waltharo and Swiss Watches, Clock. MP
elo', SUvcrtfnd I'lated Ware,
PUtola and CartrldfOh
(KIT Repairing a Specialty. Jf)
UTAH Work Done nnd Uooda MM
Warranted to be an Represented.
Titan, Roargardci St .,
AT JCHJJOANTKR'8 OLD STAHtL
rirrtttreot, . ALBANY, Qiiy.