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ALBANY, OREGON, APRIL 2, 1880.
JS tTSttfESS CARDS.
Oa tills Sja-ca Four Weeks.
X. . HUMPHREY, Agent.
m.rrs TJfll OPPORTUNITY TO IN" FORM
J. "his friend and the public generally, that
. HEW BUSINESS HOUSE,
v MTt Anm-to P. C. Haroer A Co
wfcere en be found as great aa assortment and
a. t.rg a stock of
i Stoves and 'Ranges
aa eaa be fonnd tn any one bouse this aide of
rtlaad, and at aa
L.OW -A. PRICE
Castiron, Brass &. Enameled
In great variety. -Vlso,
twv on nand, and mado to order, AT 1,1V-
r oan on TTlnx.
Albany, October a, 1875-3 v8
CITY DOTG STORE
Corner First &&.& Ellyworth. Bt2.f
- - Haa again taken charge or tne
City Drug Store,
k. v- nanhMiid the entire Interest of C. W
taw. sncceasor to A. Carothers & Co-, and is
'Cplendid ITst?" Stock,
which, added to the former, renders it very
reading- assured that all can be suited in both
Quality and Price,
ha eardlaUy in rites his old friends and custom
ers to giv kin a call.
! , V E3CSXPTI0J!rSf
W1M recei-e immediate and carefal attention
Ok mil fearers, atejr sad alg-nt.
Pare Wines and Liquors for medlcina
OJITY MARKET !
IT.1 treet doors west of Ferry,
iAUAST, t t OHEOtW.
SQZsACinSB fis G-C3T2, Prop's.
HATltfO purchased the City Market, I will
sw.1 constantly on hand all kin as of Meats
9 .ry best to be obtained in the market.
I Will strive at alt times to meet the wishes or
II who may favor ma with their patronage.
T pablie genet ally are invited to call at my
Hon when in want of meats. fcST"Tue highest
cash price pail for POBaU 61 v 10x13
KfcrAl 1 - Kew Departure !
r !LU;iIHT AUD DRESSMAKlHa.
riRs; O. L. PARKS,
XTAYIXG PURCHASED THE MILI.IXERT
Jtl. Store lately owned by Mm.;. P. navis.and
having just added thereto a sew invoice or late
Cicira Ilillisery, ,, Tririraiass,
BoBt. Hats. Ac, takes pleasure in inviting
the JadKssof Albany and vicinity to call and
Inspect for themselves. All goods will be sold
at orates hat defy eompetit lon. : -secured
the services of a first class
I an prepared to cut, fit, and make dresses in
any style desired, at short notice and in a satis
factory manner. , ,,
r--4r3lking Clothing for children a specialty
atora on north side of First, eaat of Ellsworth
y : ', 1S79-' . : .
klliUs Za&iaa Zksxedies.
: A Sore Snot For
3EVJE;is, afe AGUE.
kURrSQ A LOXQ ItkSIDEXCK AMONG
I the Indian t.riliAS of the M&st and the intw
rtor, I have hat the good fortune to discover,
from the.Wedlr.ine" men of the several tribes,
tad from other sonrces, s number of remedies
for diseases incident to this country, consist
ing of roots, herbs and bark, and having been
tilteltert by many people of this valley, who
avw tried and proved tbeerHcacy of them in
i disease, ,to procure and oflbr the sttrae for sale,
take this means of announcing to all that,
mrwg the past season, I have madean extend
1 umt through the mountains and valleys,
.J.;?r!.s'M'a r"1 rtin of these reiqeaiees
Mr htoh are a sure core for
Fever and Ague.
?J2f?"aai?ri"rfro A M-ho' desk to be
Kfrii8" oraer Mr. Btrongstorc on
VlZt fb?"? Ornish too remedilS
warnuntusg a radsaal ears or I win demand no
.:. - . , &49BWSt'
"imeti.io done up in fx packagea. lit
! I I ? 'k -?"e guaranteed to vis
k I I ; ..( v en. 6A A w Co., Auguita. JJa.iao
FL.IKJI. (J. K. CKAMBKBfcALN.
FLINN 4t CHaIHBERLAHI,
Attorneys at Law,
ALBANY, - OREGON.
OFFICE-In Foster's new brick block, flrat
door to the left, up rtalrs. vllnl5
a. c. Powell. Mr. n. bu.ybc.
Attorneys at Law and Solicitors
Albany, - Oregon.
""10LI.ECTIOX3 promptly made on all points.
J Loans negotiated on rensonaoie terms,
Oflice in Foster's new block.
JT. K. WEATHER FORD,
Attorney at Law,
WILL PRACTICE IX THE DIFFERENT
courts of the State. Soucbil attention Driv
en to collections and probate matter.. Office
in uaa eno ws' xempie. 111 v iu
D. K. X. BLA(1BIK.V,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ALBASY, : : ORKOOX.
PROMPT ATTEXTIOX UIVO TO A I.I.
business. 22 v 9
N. B. HUMPHREY. C. E. WCLVEKTOS
Humphrey Sc Wlvertn,
Attorney unci t'onnselors nt l,nw.
TtT III, PRACTICE IV AI.I. THE COURTS
Tf of thisSiate. Ofkwe in rroman'sbnek
(np stairs) Albany, Oregon. Iln4
It. II. iaOXTAWE,
Attorney at Law,
"AFFIC1C Up stairs, over John Briggrs' afore.
on r irst street.
C. II. HEWITT,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office, Old Jbt Ojfflre Building, Albany, Oregon.
-ITTILL PRACTICE in the different Courts of
IT the State.
1. 31. COXLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OFFICE In Parrish block, north side First
street. Albuiiv. Oresron.
All business promptly and carefully attended
DR. II. JT. CHURCHILL,
Homoeopatncc Physician and Surgeon,
siFvif'RTn Pnrrisli's brick. Albanv. Oregon
J Chronic diseases a Specially. Can be found
at TO V omce kt an ntmrs ui inc. uuj
. - - : I. i - . t
wnen not proienjinii .i--11
jr. SUR3IAN, 51. !.,
(SUCCESSOR TO D1U BBEWEB.)
OFFICE ASD RESIDEXCE - On Second Ft.
near Albany Engine Co. So. One's engim
Albany, Or., Jan. 9, 1880-vl2nlS
B. II. SAVAGE, HZ. D.,
Physiciaai and Surgeon,
Fronutus's Brick, up stairs,
: Albany, Oregon.
C. C. KELLY, M. .,
PHTSICIA2T & SXJEGE02T.
OFFICE IX McILWAIS'S BRICK BLOf.Tf.
Residence- one door north of broom facto
ry, Lyon street. Ilvl3
D. MT. BALLARD, X. D.
J. X. POWELL, X. X.
BALLARD & POWELL,
Physicians & Surgeonsi,
OFrtOB- -At Lebnnon Drug Store. I12n2
JUNIUS F. WHITING, ARTIST,
Fresco, Sign, Scene,
DEMGX1XQ A SPECIALTY.
Kontus S and 7, Parrish block, corner First
and Ferry etreets, Albany, Oregon.
13. Or. CLARK,
SUCCESSOR TO J. B. WY ATT,
Heavy and Shelf Hardware,
Iron, Bteel and SIfchnnlcs' Tools,
First door east of S. . Young, .
ALBANY, (vllntt) OREGON.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL,
Mrs. C. llouk, Proprietor.
THIS IIOUSE has been 1 horong lily overhanl
ed and renovated, and plnced In first class
condition for the accommodation of its guests.
8ood Sample Room for Commercial Travelers.
General Stage Office for Corvallis. Independ-
ence and Lebanon.
rrt twwn so ani i ron
Albany, '. . : Oregon.
REGULATIXG TIME-PIECES REP A IF
ing Jewelry a specialty. Cull. vllnl7
AgemU for Jtw ll nae." Sewtnfr Ma-
aweekln your own town. (9 outfit free.
t,';;lonk. Reader, if yon want a business
atwhicH persons of either seat can makegreat
pyii tsna when tbey work, write lor par.,
iituiyjp ii. iiALLATx A Co., Portland, fcle.
A Race for 1.1 ic.
At the time ot which we write Fort
Benton, now the river entrepot to Mon
tana, was an Indian trading-post much
resorted to by the Blackfeet, between
whom and the more northern tribes of
Crees there was constant war. The
Crees roaming the northwestern terri
tory, 6e!dom if ever ventured south of
the line riuce established as the boundary
Old Bow Fort on tbe Saskatchewan,
being usually their extreme southern
One day toward the latter part ot
winter, however, a solitary and adven
turous brave presented himself at the
gate of the Oenton stockade, and asked
to come in. I he sentry, admitted him
and his gun a curious old flint lock,
such as were sold to the ! Northern In
dians by the Hudson Hay Company
naif a century ago being taken irom
him, lie was told by Mr. Wolfe,
the trader then in charge of the pest, to
state his business. It was then found
that he did not know a word ot the
Sioux language, and was, iu tact what
Mr. Wolfe had suspected, from his
dress and head gear a Cree !
When questioned, both then and
afterward by aid of signs and sucli
words ot the Cree dialect as were
known at the fort as to his name and
motive in thus leaving his people and
exposing himselt to almost certain death,
he said that his name was Stemaw,
and that he had tired of his tribe, and
wanted to go to the far South, where
the traders had told him there was no
snow and no winter. Everything which
seemed new to him about the fort he
examined with the greatest cuiiofity
In stature he was quite tali but sleu
derly made, and was judged to be not
over twenty years ot age, II is eyes
were of a lighter color than that of
most Indians ; otherwise he seemed not
to differ from the ordinary redskin. ;:
Stemaw had not been at the pos'
many hours whpn a prrty of B'ackfeet
were seen riding to the Fort. Scarcely
a day passed at this season without
some of the tribe coming to trade. Mr.
Wolfe hastily opened the door of a
back room in his house, and bade the
Cree go iu there, advising him, with
forcible gestures, and the few words he
understood, to keep quiet, as he valued
bis life, and not let so much as his top
knot be seeu by the Blackfeet. While
the trading was goiii on numbers; of
the young warrors, scarcely more than
boys, were racing about inside the in
ch sure, and peeping into the store
houses. Suddenly the traders were pro
digiously startled by the report of a gun,
folio w-ed by wild whoops aud a horri
ble uproar !
On running out half a dozen Black
feet were seen besieging one of the back
windows of Mr. Wolfe's houses. The
foolish Stemaw had so far allowed his
curiosity to get the better ot bis pru
dence as to peep out at the wiudow for
a look at bis enemies. One of tbem
had seen him, aud instantly recognizing
a Cree by his head dress, fired at him
through the window with a gun which,
contrary to the rules, had hceu brought
into the fort hidden under his blanket
The small high wiudow was broken,
and the Blackfeet, yelling like blood
hounds, were trying to get in, while the
Cree, with an ax be had picked op j in
the room, was making good bis position
with vigorous b?ows through the ap-
erture. j j
A few armed men at the post were
instantly mustered at the drum beat,
and pressed back the young Blackfeet ;
and t le Blackroot chief, Mackamoze,
shouting like an old Stenlor, called off
his brave. Having learned from them
the cause of the outbreak, the chief
turned indignantly to Mr. Wolfe. The
stern face aud lofty bearing of the oil
warrior were very striking. ' !;
"Why has my brother Mahuygau a
Nord-Cree hidden in his lodge ?" was
his question. (Mahuygan,I may ex
plain, was the Indian name which sig
nified the same as Mr. Wolfe's name.) .
The trader hastily explained the man
was a refugee, who had come to the
fort ot Lis own accord and that he
seemed to be merely a harmless wander
er. . , i .
"Naroutegis weeash (a cursed
spy !) exclaimed Mackamoze.
Mr. Wolfe told the chief that he did
not believe the Cree was a spy, but that
he appeared to be only a foolish boy on s
"My brother Mahoyan does not know
tbe Crees,'1 said the old Blackfoot, with
a smile j then, suddenly shaking his
tomahawk over Lis bead, be exclaimed,
"There is bad blood between tbe Black
feet and the Nord-Cres. Mahuyan
must cive bim up to us."
"But the poor boy has done no harm,"
"He has come into tbe country of the
Blackfeet," said the chief sternly. "He
Mr. Wolfe was at his wits. end. He
did not want to give up Stemaw to be
tortured aud bnrned. But the good
will of the B'ackfeet, if forfeited, would
not only ruiu the trade of tbe post, but
put all lives in jeopardy ; for the In
dians were both numerous and , well
armed, and the force at the tort was
bu a handful. In this dilftnma Mr
Wolfe had recourse to deeeption.
"My brother speaks well," said ho to
Mackamoze. "But with the - white
mau's Manitou this is the moon ot peace,
when no blood must be shed. When
next the moon is full, come to me ami I
will give up to you the Cree but od
"Aud what is that ?" demanded the
Blackfoot, who had been steadily gaz
ing at the trader in a way that boded
no good in case of a refusal.
"I will give up to yon tbe Cree,'
said Mr. Wolfe ; "but among the white
men it is held cowardly tor many braves
to fall upon one who is alone and un
armed. The Cree must have one chance
for his life. Your warriors are fleet of
foot, Mackamoze. I will set the Cree
100 pace; in front of them, and let bim
run for his life.
Mi . . . ...
l o tins tne cb let assented far more
readily than the trader had feared he
wo ild, for the Blackfeet are famous
runners, surpassing in this reervct all
other tribes ot the Northwest. In tact
Mr. Wolfe bad hit exactly iu the rigiit
chord. The Indians left the post, iuti
mating in strong terms, however, that
they should be promptly on baud at the
After such a compromise and pledge.
Mr. Wolfe did not dare even to connive
at tlie Cree's escape. But he put him at
once in hard training. He turned him
out at 5 o'clock every morning, and
after a brief, brisk bath in cold water.
had him run three times round the
inside ot the stockade, a distance of
fifty rods He was then ted on fresh
bufialo meat, a full breakfast, and
given three hours leisure to digest it.
Then tor an hour he was made to run
at full speed around the stockade.
After a rest ot a couple ot hours, he
was given another full meal of meat.
and late , in the afternoon was put at
rannii g again tor a second heat of an
hour. Just a light supper was then
given him, upon which he was common
ly ready to go to his bunk and sleep
like a top. The men bad all taken a
liking to Stemaw, and were determin
ed to 6a ve him if they could. This
rigid system ot training was kept up
tor a month, eyery day, rain or 6hine
except Sundays, when the boy's allow.
ai.ee of meat was reduced one-third
and he was given a day of rest.
The result was very marked. The
Indian came to be what athletes
WouUl term in splendid condition. Tbe
muscles on hia legs stood out bard and
firm, though at the outset, his legs had
been slim. lie soon run as easy as a
dog. Nor was he much winded at the
eud of his beats. At the first, bow
ever, be would lie down completely
spent out of breath. . While running,
he was, as a rule, always kept at full
speed, and doing bis best. The second
day of his training he ran around the
stockade fifty-four times in one hour.
On the twenty-fourth day he made
eighty-nine rounds in an hour, and one
or two ot the last days, over ninety
rounds. This great increase ot speed
was purely the result ot good, barl
training, and with sufficient and very
nourishing food. It was a pleasure
now to see him run. lie would bound
away like a deer. .
Punctually on the morning after the
full moon in April, Mackamoze and
his party came to tbe fort ; and not
only they, but moxe than three hundred
warriors ot the tribe. It needed not their
terrific yells and exultant whoops to
notify us as to what their errand was. "
"Moblarnutuch buinneCree I" (Fetch
out the Cree !) was the cry.
' But Mr. Wolfe was determined to
secure fair play for his protege. . Tbe
drums beat for a parley.
Tbe trader then addressed Mackam
oze, and told him he was ready to pro
dace the Cree. according, to promise,
but that tbe Indiana.. horses and guns
trmst first be brought inside-, the stock,
ade and left there, and, that ?s tlie Cree
was to ran wholly unarmed, the B'acfcJ
feet must only carry their knives.
After some discussion this was agreed
to, and the party dismounted inside the
gate and stacked their guns. A long
rope was then stretched breast high
out on the plain in front of the fort, and
behind this the crowd of Blackfeet took
their places. The trader then stepped
off a hundred paces, when two of the
soldiers brought out the Cree by way
ot a little postern gate on the other
Bide, and placed him by Mr. Wolfe.
At sight ot him the Blackfeet raised
shout, but Mackamoze compelled them
to wait the signal.
"Now, Stemaw," said Mr. Wolfe,
"you must run for your life. Dou't be
scared (for the poor fellow w&s t retail
ing io his moccasins). Von can outrun
tnem. - Uet to your tribe, ana never
be seen in these parts again
Whith this parting Injunction, the
trader raised his hand, which was the
signal agreed ou. The rope dropped.
With a yell,1 ferocious enough to appal
the stoutest heart, tbe Blackfeet sprang
toward Stemaw. Instead of bounding
away, a the men expected he would,
the wretched boy seemed paralyzed
with fright. He faced areund for an
instant, and then ran zigzag and made
In less than half a minute the Black
feet were upon him almost grasping
him. "He is lost!" we thonght, and
gave him up for caught. But when
tbeir hands were almost on him, tbe
Cree suddenly rallied his strength and
shook himself together for steady work
He dodged his pursuers and leaped
away. At first, fiom where the soldiers
stood watching on the stockade, he
seemed mixed with the Blackfeet ; but
be soon got clear, and opened a broad
space between himself and them. Tbe
traders now took breath, and their
hearts, rose a little, though three or
four of the leading Blackfeet were
trailing him vigorously. But by the
time they had run a mile aud half Ste
maw was at least a nunarea rods in
ruvance or tnem an. lie was now
seen to turn and shake his fist at his
pursuers, then, wteling away again, he
went skimming the prairie like a coyote
In fifteen minutes be was out of sight
ana that was the last the whites ever
saw of him.
By 10 o'clock more than half tbe
Blackfeet had returned to the post.
Some wanted their horses But Wolfe
would let no horses pass the gate until
evening. Before night they had all
come iu, but were not much disposed
to talk of the Cree, nor did the traders
care to taunt them. Afterwards, some
of the Blackfeet said at the fort that
"Mahnygan made strong medicine tor
Cree," and so he had the best and
strongest of all medicine for health aud
vigor good, hard, sharp training.
Ileletuz Montana) Herald.
Speech of Robert G. Inversoll' of
.Illinois, la tlie Republican Con
vention ot IS78.
The Republicans of the United States
demand as their leader in the great
contest of 1876 a man ot intellect, a
man ot integrity, a man of well-known
and approved political opinion. Tbey
demand a statesman. Titer demand a
reformer after, as well as before, the
election. They demand a politician in
the highest, the broadest, and the best
sense of that. word. They demand a
man acquainted with public affairs,
with the wants of the people, with the
requirements of the hour; uot only, but
with the demands ot tlie future. They
.demand a man broad enough to com
prehend the relation of this' Govern
ment to the other nations of the earth.
They demand a man well . versed in
the powers, duties, and prerogatives of
each and every department of this
Government. They demand a man
who will 6acredly perserve the financial
honor of the United States ; one who
knows enough to know tint the na
tional debt must be paid through the
prosperity of tbe people ; one who knows
enough to know that all the financial
theories in tlie world cannot redeem a
single dollar ; one who knows enough
to know that all the money mast be
made, not by law, but by labor; one
who knows enough to know that the
people of the United States have the
industry to make the money and the
honor to pay it over just as soon as
they can. 5 !The Republicans " of the
United States demand a man who
knows that prosperity and resumption,
when they come, must come together ;
when they come they will come hand
io hand through the golden harvest
celdg; Laca iu Hand by the whirling '
spindles and the turning wheels ; band
iu hand past tbe open furnace doors;
hand in hand by tbe flaming forges;
hand in hand by the chimneys filled
with eager fire, raked and grasped by
the hands of the countless sons of toil.
Tbid money must be dog out of the
earth. You cannot make it by passing
resolutions in a political convention.
The Republicans of the United Slates
waut a man who knows that this
Government should protect every citizen
at borne or abroad ; who knows that
any government that will not defend its
defenders, aud will not protect its pro
tectors, is a disgrace to the map ot the
world. They demand a man who be
lieves in the eternal separation and di
vorcement of church and school. ' They
demand a m?n whose political reputa
tion is as spotless as a star; but. they
do not demand that their cadidate
shall have a certificate ot moral char
acter signed by the Confederate con
gress. The man who lias, in full,
complete, and rounded measure, all of
these splendid qualifications is the
present grand and gallant leader of
the Republican party James G.
Our country, crowned by the vast
and marvellous achievements ot its
first century, asks for a man worthy ot
her past and prophetic of her future ;
asks for a man who has the audacity
of genius ; asks for a man who bas the
grandest combination of heart, con
science and brain, the world ever saw.
That man is James G. Blaine. For
the Republican hosts, led by this in
trepid man, there can be no such thing
as defeat. This is a grand year a
year filled with the recollections of
the Revolution; filled with proud and
tender memories of the sacred past ;
filled with legends of liberty a year
in which the sons of freedom will drink
from the fountain of enthusiasm a
year in which the people call for the
man who has preserved in Congress
what their soldiers won upon the field
a year in which they call for the
mau who has torn from the throat of
treason the tongue of slander ; the man
who has snatched the mask of Demo,
cracy from the hideous face of the Re
bellion; the man who, like the intel
lectual athlete, hath stood in the arena
ct debate challenging all comers, and
who up to the present moment is a
total stranger to defeat. Like an arm
ed warrior, like a plumed knight,
James G. Blaine marched down the
halls of the American Congress and
threw his shining lance full and fair
against the brazen forehead of every
traitor to his country and evey tnaligne.
of his fair reputation. For the Re
publican party to desert ' that gallant
man now is as though an army should
desert their general npon the field of
battle. James G. Blaine is now and
bas been for years the bearer of the
sacred standard of the Republican
party. I call it sacred because no hu
man being can stand beneath its folds
without, becoming and without remain
ing free. ... -I
; (jenlletneo ot the Convention : In
the name of the great Republic, the
only I? public that ever existed ' upon
tbe face of the earth ; in the name of
all her defenders and of all her suppor.
tersjinthe name of all her soldiers
living ; in the name of all her soldiers
that died upon, the field of battle, and
in the name of those that perished in
the skeleton clutch of famine at Ander
son ville and Libby, whose sufferings he
so vividly remembers, Illinois Illinois
nominates for the next President of
this country that prince of parliament,
arians, that leader of leaders, James G.
Blaiue. - -
The Democrats of Illinois think that
ej-Governer 1'almer of that State
would make a' good Preidential candi
date. It is only a few years, ago that
he desired to be considered . a radical
Republician, He would not be much
worse, however, than some of the other
Democratic candidates that have been
suggested. Almot-t anybody nowadays
makes a good Presidential candidate tor
the Democracy. All he needs to have
is a name and a "bar'l',' of money. -
St. Luke tells us '-that Zacchens
sought' to see Jesus, but "could not for
the press, We suspect, however, that
these people who had secured all the
front seats were no legitimate members
of the press at all, but a few of that in
numerable army of dead beats who give
the pres3 a bad name by crowding Into
any and all plsees where something an
be got for nothing,. and - whose- only
coniriouuons to me press ere
The Supreme court rendered another lm
porta nt decision bearing upon the. long'
vexed question of the relative powers of loa"
States ot tbe general Government. This
new decision has the same general tenden
cy as the four recently rendered. It
strengthens the "national idea" as opposed
to the Jeffersonian doctrine of the statv
sovereignty. It Alexander Hamilton 1
still existing iu the "spirit world," with st
knowledge of what is going on tn this"
mundane sphere' he will exult over this'
new triumph of his cherished theory,"
while the majestic shades ot Jefferson and
Calhoun, unless those illustrious "strict
constructionists" have gained some new
light since they left the scene of their
earthly labors, will greet the decision of
the highest judicial authority of the natl29- -with
weeping and wailing and gnashing o
teeth. The decision Of the court affirms tSa'
power of Congress to appoint Sapevfsbn
of State Elections tor Ale pretention " oT' -frauds
where Representatives are to bf
chosen. It declares that the 'National
Government has a right to use' force tor'
compel obedience to its laws; that prorbv
ions compelling the observance of State"
laws in the election of Representatives ari
within the supervision of : congress
and that a violation of these laws ls
offense against the United States which"
the National Government may inhibit
and punish. This is another terrible blow '
to the Virginia aud Kentucky resolutions
and the cherished Democratic "States?
Tbe men who think they have shunted1
Tilden and his bar'l on a side-track wilf
doubtless regard ttte news of the old -
man's recent activity somewhat In tbef
light of the resurrection of a robuat corps.;
Tlie Sage ot Gramercy Park refuses to bs
slaughtered by cypher disclosures,' rail
road wrecking, selling out Cyrus W. Field,
in the elevated-railway deal,' or ..ajusjr '-o-the
half-dozen other jobs wbcb would kw'- -
sufficient to ruin the ordinary "Statesman."
As he has a host ot workers in Wftshiisgtorv
and the great Western States of Ohio and
Illinois are canvassed the clearer becomee
the convictton that Tilden has them "Hi
ed" beyond question. The Chicago Timet ,
cow announces that Tjltkin receutly paltf
over $17,000 to Abrani S. Hewitt and ex-
Governor Dorslieimer for - their personal .
expenses and the bills of delegates at tbe"
St. Louis Convention. This be had refused
to do just after ho was counted out. and
the natural inference Is that he desires for .
propitiate the. rank and file who yearn tor' '
free passes and free provender at convea '..
tions. Beside?, there is nothing which Area '
tbe heart of the wurd politicians like ",
gli mpse of the Contents' of the bar!.
Some gentlemen who assume to repre
sent the South want the Government to ' .
appropriate a million dollars for corking '
up the Mississippi River. It springs
leak, occasionally, somewhere down by
Lake Ponchartrain. Scientific men ex-
press tbe opinion that but for the safety--'
valve more dlsasterous consequence '
would ensue farther op the river. Per"
iiaps the gentleiren referred to tfrJlJT seek
to spring a leak In the public treasury lor '
their own benefit. Such a possibility . Is ' .
hinted at. J ; -
Avi Inter-Ocean Washington special gives '
a bit of secret history of the contemplated
retirement ot Judge Hunt, from the tils ' t
pre me bench and the appointment ot Sen-' ',
ator Edmunds. Tlse latter has decided to '
accept the appointment, as he prefers that ' '
to Senntorlal service. Just here, however, . ,?
Conkling,- at whose instance Grant anC
pointed Judge Hunt, stepped In and safd1
a New York man should succeed blmr'
and as he could expect nothing Iron ,
Hayes' administration, he prevailed ons ! !
Justice Hunt to reconsider his determlca-"
tlon to retire.
, It is refreshing to knowthat there '!;
one man in- high political plaes iaC
tliis nation who Is not plotting and plana' '
ing to retain bis position and fretting out'
tils life in hatching out vain empires ot" :
which be desires to be chief. !Tue 'New"' -
York ?ttsays: "While the boomers boom.S '
and hope peddles her nattering tales,- and
would-be-presidents imagine a vain thingv '
Vice President Wheeler looks over bis fUb "
Ing tackle and dreams of purling brooks
and remote tree shaded pools, flecked - by- -'
the May sunshine and- swarmtnsT wtthv
hungry two pounders." I " . " I ' J
i . I.T;
Senator Slater is moving In tne mattes"" -
of tlie Yaqulna Bay Improvement la v .
way that entitles him to the gratltods f'
the people of Southern Oregon. Theap
propriations urgently demanded by tim
growing -Importance of our couiroercQ ,
have only to be properly brought to the ,
attention of Congress to secure favorable
action. The great outlet by which oar '
surplus products seek the sea should re
celve first attention, and the appropriation ,
for the Improvement of the . month of the- .
Columbia be diligently urged. JSeey ,
;The ' popular supposition that tlV "
Frenchman prefers a brazier of dtareoa
as a help out of this world, is disproved by" '
statistics of suicides recently published la -
Prf sv : Tlie reports show that ! snidde - li
increasing In ' France," that Paris is tis" '
scene of more than halt the whole namtsr,;
that bachiors are especially gtveti to ir-
practice, and thatr a' large pTcparilihi "
select hanging as the surest and jtsiii t s ;
pea i nous tuoae ot exit. -
Baker county democrats tmv kvtt' ' -1 f
A. J., Lawrence t and JU .RMrwfawt- f?-':-Vt
members of tne m!sJ, r-l'. -..
TimontorrtMf':; . V
and A.C. IV--