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F a j t t r P a b l l t h f d In E a i t r r n O r e g o n .
O F F IC IA L
Por the Counties or
B a k e r and O r a n t.
CoRBCsroxDEKCE from »11 portions of
XaaUrn Oregon is solicited for the D emocrat .
All communications, to receive attention,
■aust bs accompanied by a responsible name.
Personal communications will be charged
M special advertisements.
M E M B E R OF CONGRESS.
The Yreka Journal of the 16th,
says: Col. Lewis, who intended to
act as counsel for Capt. Jack and
and other Modocs, arrived too late,
having reached Klamath about fif
teen minutes before the Court ad
journed. It is rumored that Captain
Jack, Sconchin and Boston Charley
were convicted, though nothing def
inite is known, as the finding was
privately sealed and sent on to
Washington. It is very likely these
worthies will swing. It was also
snpposed that the Lost Biver mur
derers would be turned over to the
civil authorities. Those who acted
as scouts were the meanest of the lot
and have only saved their necks by
aiding the Government and turning
John Parker, of Linn Co., has re-
from Ochoco, and is another
W® ar® in receipt of a private let-
Wr from Hon. L. L. McArthur, in witness against the claims to rich
whioh he informs ns that he cannot, ness of the mines over there. He
Mnder any circumstances, accept the says that when he left the water had
about given out, and the miners
nomination for Congress.
were much discouraged at the future
M E M O C R A T I C C O N V E N T I O N ',
prospects of “ the diggings.” It is
At ■ meeting of the Democratic probable they will shortly be aban
Central Committee for Baker County, doned.
Oregon, held at the Court House, at
Senator elect Hippie, of this State,
Baker City, Oregon, on the 19th day has, it is said, agreed to abide by the
e f July, 1873, the following proceed decision of his friends whether, in
ing« were had, to-wit;
view of the charges made against
On motion, it was ordered that L. him, it is advisable for him to resign
B. Ison act as Secretary of the Com or not. The Bepublicans of the
State admit that his influence as a
On motion, it was ordered that a Senator will be weakened by the re
Convention be holden at the Court cent disclosures, but the Legislature
House, at Baker City, Oregon, on will not meet again in two years and
the 6th day of August, A. D. 1873, at they do not like the idea of giving
10 o’clock, A. M., for the purpose of the appointment of Hippie’s succes
electing delegates to the Democratic sor to a Democratic Governor.
State Convention to be holden at
On inquiry it is ascertained that
Portland, Oregon, for the purpose of
with the exception of ten or twelve
nominating a Democratic candidate
members of the House, whose elec
tion is contested, and perhaps three
On motion, it was recommended
or four more, every member of the
that the Primary Meetings be held in
43rd Congress, including a number
the several precincts, on the
who returned their back pay, have
S e c o n d d » jr o f A u g o a t , A . D . 1 8 7 3 ,
their salaries at the new rate
at one o'clock, P. M., as follows:
of $7,500 per annum. Nothing fur
Hnnsboldt precinct at N. Savage's;
Clarks Creek at A. Fruuk’s Brewery; ther than the mention of this fact can
be asked as a proof that there will
Bye Yalley at Blaine’s Hotol;
can be no prospect of any sin
Shasta precinct at Becorder’s office;
effort being made to restore the
Easton precinct at Harmer’s House;
old rate of compensation.
Wingville at the School House;
Salary* sSRebfll, and jus
tifying the whoke proceedings.
Both Houses of the Connecticnt
Legislature have elected Elisha Car
penter Judge of the Supreme Court
of that State for the term of eight
An ignorant colored man was re
cently elected school director in
Marshall Co., 111., “ as a joke,” but
he now refuses to give up the office.
The Supreme Court of Massachu
setts has refused an injunction asked
by parties opposed to the annexa
tion of Brookline to Boston.
P ay U p .—Those of our subscribers
who are in arrears for subscription
to the D e m o c r a t , will confer a favor
on us by settling the amount as soon
as possible; and those owing for ad
vertising will please walk up to the
Captain’s office and settle. We are
in want of money to meet our obli
gations which fall due on the first of
August. Wo do not like to dun our
customers, and would not now do so,
were it not that necessity compels us
to the act. It is one year since wo
became connected with the D emo
c r a t , and this our first call for mon
ey and hope that it may be the last.
Our subscription list embraces
over Seven Hundred names, and we
are pleased to say that the most of
our subscribers have already paid up
and that wo are satisfied those who
are behind, will do so as soon as they
see this notice. We have nothing to
do with the accounts with the office
before the first of last August. We
take anything our farmers have, in
their line, in payment for subscrip
tion to the D em o c r a t .
C orrection *.
usual courserx>t tlavel from here to
the Eastern States was by way of
Portland and San Francisco, first al
lowed by the committee, and I also
had a certified statement o f the mile
age o f our Senators and of Congress
man Smith, bot all to no purpose.—
I was a Democrat, a majority of the
committee were Republicans and
they proposed to retrench expenses.
Thus matters stood when the sala-
rv increase was sprang upon Con
gress. When the roll call was made
three of this committee responded
aye, one nay. and one did not vote,
while I voted nay, although in effect
that vote was to keep the amount of
my compensation as fixed by the
committee, being unwilling to recti
fy myself by voting $1,600,000, from
the treasury of the United States,
considering that the adjustment ^ of
my private account had nothing
whatever to do with the vote I ought
to cast on a measure of that kind un
der the oath I had takeu^at the open
ing of Congress. I claim no credit
for the act, it was simply a duty I
had covenanted with the people to
perform, to which I should have been
recreant had I allowed private gain
to interfere. The measure became a
law, having passed both Houses and
received the Pi esident’s signature.
Under this law I was entitled to draw
$1,100 more than I could have drawn
under the ruling of the committee
on mileage. I know of no reason in
law or morals why I should not re
ceive this part of the emolu
ments of the office under the circum
stances I liuve named. I have drawn
and receipted for it, aud I am una
ble to see why my compensation
should be less than former members
of Congress from Oregon or less than
her Senators serving in the other end
of the capital for the same Congress.
To have placed this amount beyond
my own control or that of my heirs
or legal representatives hereafter it
would have been necessary for me to
draw it and then pay it over to the
conscious fund of the United States,
this I have not seen proper to do,
and do not now or hereafter intend
to do, not oven to secure the privi
lege of making a race for a seat in
the 43rd Congress. I am not insen
sible to the good opinion of the peo
ple of the State of Oregon, and es-
pecially of my fellow Democrats, on
the contrary, I have, at all times
sought to merit it; but in the aspira
tions I have had to merit and receive
such good opinion, I have ever
■ought to avoid acting the hypocrite
and will not now act the demagogue.
I challenge the most rigorous scru
tiny into my public acts and votes,
the record is made up, I am satisfied
with it, and am willing to stand or
fall by it. I have every confidence
that in every point it will be most
fully vindicated by the people of Or
It may not be amiss here to refer
to the action of Congress in past
years in regard to the compensation
of its members. There has been
frequent legislation upon this sub
ject and in every instance the change
has been made to apply to the Con
gress passing it. I believe there is
not a single exception to this ru le.—
The pay of members has been sever
al times increased and once decreas
ed. By the act of August 16th, 1856,
the compensation of Congressmen
was raised from $8 per day to $3,000
per year and was applied to that
Congress, dating back to March 4th,
1855, almost, eighteen months, and
the back pay was received by every
member. On the 28th of July, 1866,
the salary was again raised from
$3,000 to $5,000 and applied to that
Congress, dating back to March 4th,
1865, but the act also provided that
“ nothing herein contained shall eff
ect the mileage accounts already oc
curred under existing laws.” The
law also provided that thereafter m i
leage should be 20 cents a mile g o
ing to and returning from the seat of
government. The mileage accounts
which were so carefully exempted
from the operation of this bill, was
computed under the act of January
22d, 1818, and is as follows: “ Eight
dollars for every twenty miles of es
timated distance by the most usual
road from his place of residence, to
the seat of Congress, at the com
mencement and end of every session
and meeting,” just double present
mileage. Every Senator and mem
ber of Congress, so far as I know, re
ceived this back pay, and among
them was Hon. Geo. H. Williams and
J. W. Nesmith, of Oregon. The mi
leage of the entire Pacific delegation
was then, and until the first session
of the 41st Congress, computed by
way of the Isthmus, making about
$5,000, or over, mileage for each ses
sion of Congress saying nothing of
constructive mileage then allowed
In conclusion let me say that I
owe you an apology for the apparent
tone of this letter. It might be sup
posed that I considered your letter
of an unfriendly character, - such is
not the case, I know that your letter
was prompted by the most friendly
feeling, and I sincerely thank you
for the good will you have manifest
ed toward me in this matter, and al
so for the opportunity of making the
statements herein contained. I was
already advised that this matter was
being iudustriously worked up by
certain parties to my detriment. H o
ping that the statements I have made
will furnish all the data my friends
may need to counteract and defeat
the machinations of those who are
unfriendly, I am
Very Truly Yours,
JAS. H. SLATER.
u n io n
U n io n ,
l e tte r
Ogn., July 20th, 1873.
E d it o r D e m o c r a t :— The weathei
in this section during the latter part
of last week was very warm, the mer
cury indicating 96 deg. above zero
on Friday, in the shade, and late m
the evening 101 deg-, m the s u n .-
The heavy rains during the first of
the week was a detriment to many of
the farmers, as it fell a vast amount
of grain that is not likely to raise.
Some of the fruit trees in these
parts have been broken to the ground
by their enormous loads of fruit, and
those that are standing are bowing
equal to the weeping willow, many
of the limbs resting on the ground,
while the apples are not yet over one
Pears are doing better this year
than usual—and the thrifty and
healthy appearance of peach trees is
very encouraging to those having
young peach orchards.
New potatoes and peas have been
in use for a week or two past, and
vegetables, generally, are doing well.
Corn, since the recent rains, and
warm weather, looks fresher and
healthier than it usually does at this
season of the year.
L ie d ,
A t the residence o f J. D . Carroll, near Un
ion, O gn., on Saturday, July 19th, 1873, M r /
Celom a Carroll, formerly Miss Colonia Beni
JA S . W . VIRTUE,
BAKER CITY, OREGON,
B R O K E R AND ASSAYER
In G o l d
GOLD AND SILVER BARS,
EXCHANGE * GREENBACKS.
Office— F irst door north Odd Follow’s H&u
MEW A D T O l h i l l r
Blacksm i thing
F R IE N D SH IP .
BY L. B. WELLS.
Emplanted in the moral heart of
man are many noble qualities that
characterize him as a superior, intel
ligent being. Among the attributes
no one has as much influence for
weal or for woe on human happiness
and destiny, as Friendship. W ithout
this one quality life is a acrid desert,
with it life is a beautiful valley, red
olent with the odor of sweet flowers,
and whoso pearly streams ever glis
ten in the gorgeous sunlight of phi
Friendship is the endearment, or
the estimation that one individual
possesses for anather. We may di
vide Friendship into two different
classes—false and true. False friend
ship is essentially dissimulation and
corruptness of design; while true
friendship is purely unselfish esteem,
with honorable intentions. False
friendship is commonlly used as a
garb to conceal real intentions. It
has caused much misery, and blasted
many fortunes, and nowhere has its
black and hideous head remained
True friendship is the main pillar
and superstructure of Christianity,
and sourct, of all human happiness.
Histories pages contain numerous in
stances of friendly devotion. Many
ancient writers have given the sub
ject dne consideration. It formed
the subject of some of Cicero’s anu
Plato’s sublimets reflections.
Let us recall the arrant from his
wanderings from the pathway o f duty
and rectitude, and energize his whole
being with love for himself, humani
ty and zealous adoration of God.
Thus, in gaining friends we render
ourselves happy as well as others.
Friendship is a perfumery that cannot
be shed on the heads of others with
out a few drops falling on our own.
Friendship has deteriorated from its
have furnished no striking examples
of friendly devotion, but ancient pe
riods are replete with them, and these
actions have spread a glorious reful*
gence over the pages o f history.
W hile perusing the history of
Greece what a grand and sublime ex
hibition of true friendship is present
ed in the biography of Epaminondas
and Pelopidas. The interest of the
one was always identified with that
of the other, and what contributed
to the welfare o f one was rejoiced in
by the other. It was through this
triumverate and friendly co m b i
nation of intellectual power that
Thebes was emancipated from the
yoke of the tyrant of Sparta.
How few know what the word
Friendship means, and what a friend
is. They pass through the vicisi
tudes of earthly being with the twi
light of gloom continually shading
their faces. Friends are like stars
that bedeck the firmament of our be
ing, or like, if I may be allowed the
expression (flowers that bloom around
and perfume the atmosphere we
breathe. False friends are like eph
emeral meteors that are for a moment,
•and then are not. True friendship is
like unto a beautiful lake whose wa
ters are occasionally disturbed, and
then only for the time being.
For the B edrock D emocrat .
B oise C ity , I daho , July 19, 1873.
E d it o r D e m o c r a t : —By a slip of
the pen or an error on part of the
printer, the word “ chinaman” is
printed in my communication of the
12th inst. instead of “ passengers.” —
The sentence should read’ “ Dr. N.
aud two passengers inside." The
two passengers being through Emi
grants to the West I do not wish to
misrepresent them, and therefore
ask you to make the amends for me.
WM. B. MOBRIS, Supt.
An amendment to the Constitu
Burnt Biver at Weatherby’s Banch;
Owing to a mistake in reading the
of Pennsylvanians proposed,en manuscript of the communication
Fort Sumpter at Young’s Shop;
Pocahontaa.precinct at School house; abling persons to dispute the validi referred to above, the word “ gob
ty of any putative act of Assembly bled” was used instead of “ garbled,”
Anburn at Scofield’s Store;
alleged to be tainted by fraud, brib
North Powder at Sol. Coles;
at the commencement of the letter.
ery, or any undue means, either in
Baker City at the Court House;
L etter fro m H on. J . H. S la te r.
Pleasant Yalley at J. L. Cantor’s
procuring its passage, or in getting
Stone House at Stone House;
the signature of the Governor.
L a Grande, July 14th, 1873.
Conner’s Creek at Dailey’s Hotel.
The recent extraordinary session
T. H. Cann:
On motion, it is ordered that the of the Montana Legislature amend
Dear Sir:—Yours oi the 10th inst.
apportionment of .Delegates be as fol ed and remodeled the election law in has been received and the contents
lows; One for the precinct; and one such a way as to give the right of considered. You say that, “ you have
a good many friends in the valley,
for each 25 rotes cast for member of voting to women of foreign birth un
but a question has lately been raised
Congress, at the last election, and der certain specified circumstances, as to the b a c k p a y v o t e d l a s t C on
one for each fraction under 25 rotes while the same privilege is denied g r e s s . We know that you voted
against that bill, but we have not
The several precincts being enti native born women.
heard whether you stated your ac
tled to delegates as follows:
In Massachusetts the opponents count upon the back pay allowance
Hnmboldt, 26 rotes, 3 delegates;
of the Prohibitory Liquor Law have or by the old mileage. Many of our
formed a secret political organization old Democrats say they will never
which extends through the State, vote for a man who has taken back
pay. Democrats think you ought to
the object being to influence the next
state your account on the old mileage
election, and, if possible, elect a allowance at once if you have not
Legislature that will repeal or modi done so.” Recognizing the right of
the people to criticize all my acts
connected with my recent public po
A Galveston paper asserts that the
North Powder, 30
sition, I shall give the facts which
repeal of the State Police law in Tex relate to my compensation as mem
as has given an impetus to crime and ber of the 42d Congress to the press.
lawlessness from which inoffensive Not, how ever, in the way of de
and peaceable blacks are the great fense or explanation, but as a means
of information to friends throughout
On motion, it was recommended est sufferers.
the State. My enemies may make
In the Ohio Constitutional Con the most of it. I have nothing to
that all persons who will pledge them
selves to rote the Democratic ticket vention, a proposition to so amend conceal or keep back with reference
to this matter.
at the ensiing election, to be holden the constitution as to prohibit the
My compensation accounts were
October 13, 1873. be allowed to rote Legislature from passing usury laws long since closed and settled under
has been indefinitely postponed.
for delegates in the Primaries.
the law as it stood at the time of set
Gov. Davis has gladdened the tlement, as they could not be closed
On motion,the Committee adjourn
and settled under any other. Under
ad until August 6, 1873, at 9 o’clock, hearts of the school teachers of Tex
as, long unpaid, by a proclamation which law I received $220 less than,
according to precedent and rule, I
calling upon them to forward their was fairly entitled to under the law
Datod Baker City, July 19, 1873.
C. G. CHANDLER,
claims for salary to the Comptroller displaced by the salary increase, and
A. H. BBOWN,
for settlement, in compliance with my aggregate compensation was less
J. W. WISDOM,
than received by any former repre
the new law of the State.
sentative or delegate from Oregon,
Gov. Woodson, of Missouri, has who served a full term, since 1856.
L. B. I son , Secretary.
appointed Hon. W. B. Napton to fill I speak from recollection, not having
The Boise Statesman says: “ Mr.
until the meeting of the Legislature, the figures before me. Mr. Smith’s,
JtfcDougall’s farewell lecture, Mon
the vacancy upon the Supreme Bench I believe, is the next lowest.
day night, was numerously attended
The new bill passed within a day
in that State, caused by the death of or so of the close of Congress the
as usual, and the gentleman was lis
committees on mileage of the respec
tened to in his ttirring remarks, with
Both Secretary Bichardson and Sen tive Houses had reported the mileage
eager attention. Mr. McDougall is a
ator Boutwell are of the opinion that of members, and in most cases it had
scalous worker in the cause of tem
been drawn, which, in the final set
General Butler will be nominated by tlement of their account, was reck-
perance, is far over average as a lec
the Bepublican party for Governor oned as so much paid upon the in
turer, and has a style peculiarly his
creased pay. The House committee
own. He can always rest assured of
at the first session at first settled my
The leading Democratic paper in
a fall housa when he holds forth in
mileage at the rate of $5,220 for the
New Hampshire nominates for its Congress of three sessions, which was
ticket in 1876: Winfield Scott Han in accordance with every precedent
H on . J. H. S later . —In another cock for President and William H. from the Pacific slope, but subse
quently, for some reason, arbitrarily
column will be found a letter from Groesbeck for Vice President.
reduced it to a rate of 3,900, a redac
Hon. J. H. Slater, in which he pla
Ex-Gov. Haight, of California, tion of 1,320 for the Congress. I call
ces himself right before the people
says he is not a candidate for United ed for a re-hearing and brought be
of Oregon. We hope our readers
States Senator, but it is thought that fore the committee a letter from Hon.
Geo. H. Williams, the affidavits of
will read the letter carefully.
if the honor were thrust upon him ho W. W. Chapman, Harvey Meacham,
WE call the attention of our read
(now deceased) the resident upon
The Memphis policemen are try- would meekly bear the burden.
ers to the advertisement of Messrs.
ivg to,get a “ hack salary grab.”—
Ex Congressman Jas. G. Blair (B) the Blue Mountains, at Lee’s En
T he County Exhibits were receiv Gaines & Bowman to be found in an
Thfy ieve cot been paid off for five of Missouri, too, has made a long campment, and Thos. O’Brien, who ed too late for publication this week; other column. They have the repu
, , speech defending himself for voting had been stage agentat this place for
near two jm rs, to the effect that the they will appear next.
tation of being good wo*ka»eji.
S t r a w b e r r ie s . —Mrs. J. j j . Parke~l
and Miss Mollie White will pieasJ
receive the thanks of the editor and]
devil of the D em ocrat office, for their
kind remembrance of the printers by
the presentation of a bountiful sup
ply of delicious strawberries anj
cream. It gladdens the heart of the
printers to have favors of this kind
bestowed upon them.
Messrs. Gaines & Bowman
e s p e c t fu lly in fo r m the Citizen, 0f
Laker C ity, and surrounding coumrj
lout they have purchased the
BLACKSM ITH & WAGON SHOP
recently owned by F. Schlund, and are no»
ready to attend to ail work iu their line.
They are both practical workmen, diroclij
from the E ast, aud come prepared to do
Blacksmithing, Wagon Mat
ing and B uggy Repairing
in the m ost approveu manner, and at mod'
erate prices. A ll work done to order, and
A Specialtj with, theca.
Give us a cal!
G A IN E S <fc LO W MAX.
Baker City, July 21, 1 8 7 3 .-n lltf
K e g Saloon.
“ P A P ” LEVENS has opened a
In connection with his S A M l'L E BOOM,
where none but the best of
Liquors, Cigars, &c.,
W ill be kept. H o has had all of his B»r Li*. |
quors examined by Physicians, and they
nave pronounced ali lit'for
And ho will keep none other in his Kegs, fir
Retail. H e sells no poison to customers, anil
will not have Drunk men about his prem
ises. H is K eg Saloon is quiet and retired,
and no gam bling allowed.
L ist of Letter's
Ilem aining in the PostOffice at BakerCitj,
July 10th, A . D . 1873, which if not called tor
within 30 days will be sent to the Dead Letter
Office. Person calling for any of the follow
ing letters, will please say they are Ad ret-
A nderson A. Arnold David, Albersoa
S. A xtell A. B. Auburn John, Ault Wm.
A llen J. C. A bbott Eliza, Assail Adam,
B ru n er W . Lrasslield, T. Byers, V
Beer John, Bane Ronald,
C a r te r T. J. Cashman John, Croirord
W. Oor Jessie, Couritiss \V. H.
D onahue M. Dishaw John, Dearly Su
B n lo w C. G. Edgerton P.
F arnsw orth T. Farnum Samuel 2 rot’
ansby Peabody M.
_ „ „ . „
Giitley W m . 2 Greaves F. T. 2 Gayto»
Sam ual, Gilchrist David,
H e n d r ic k !« F. Hartlly Wm. H. 2IWJ
Jam es, Hobbs W illiam , llayton F. H,-
H oliday J. M. Hues John, Haidesty Ik*
In g a lls E- B.
, . r
Johnson J. W. Jayne C. W. Jarvis- J-
K e lle y John S. Kirkpatrick O.
Leeper J. A. Lently Win. Lawrence u
M oor Francis, May George, Merwl»¡ Ar
thur F. Marshall G- W. Masterso» to A»a
dleworth Clay, Meacham J. E. M , J ....
fred, M cindoch James, MillerCharles, Jic
N ew m an A. M. Newlin Yancy, MS
P a ck wood W m . H. 2 Powers J- 0.5 Pat
terson James, Pollock C. M. Privett
brose, Pearson Benjamin,
R ich ard G. Bussell Lydia,
David, Rhodes Elmas, Roberts
bo Charles, Raineg A. Rot g e r s i f ,
(•¡nelson Spruce, Street Job'), Savage.
11- 2 Steelman Preston, Srih’-b Win. I
Frank, Sturgill S. A. StokesWnn b&ep
Leanord, Stewart J. Sheff i ran
Speelm an Nancy,
,v, rrfln H.
T ra v illia n John C. Tobins, ar
1 Tonson Peter, Thatcher Daniel,
Van bleet Edwin B.
W illia m s N ancy, Webber G e w Rl
W ilkenson W m . W ebb M R- wirl
W eed Hampton.
u n d e r s ig n e d
been appointed administrate)
Estate o f Andrew Caris, decease0,
County Court, o f Grant County, ¡J c5.
all persons having claims agal‘r.,eat tb«
tate, are hereby notified to F. proper
same to m e in Canyon CRY'
vouchers within six months irom
Canyon City. Oregon, July Bb ‘0I
Pay Up and Save tost
E P P IN G E R
,uat be k“
all those indebted to him.
his Meat Market, and t
uiO forward immediately a n d ^ ^
accounts either by Cash or - r’mine<lli
will have to pay Cost. 1 am
H o n e C u ttin g a n d
essrs. R o b e r t s &
spectfully inform ^ P ^ p r e p ^ Z
City, and vicinity, that they arecPjlarj
build foundations for house .
1 attend to any work Of th w « 11