The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, April 21, 1882, Page 2, Image 2

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Eutered at the Postofljco at Corvallis,
Oregon, as second-class matter.
For State Seuator,
For Representative,
(For County Clerk,
For Sheriff,
For County Judge,
For County Treasurer,
County Commissioners,
For Assessor,
For School Superintendent,
For County Surveyor,
Republican County Convention Platform
The Committee on Resolutions submitted
the following report, which was unanimous
. ly adopted :
Mr. President We, your Committee on
Resolutions, beg leave to submit the follow
ing :
The Republican party of Benton county,
in convention assembled on this 8th day
of April, 1882, hereby make the followiii
declaration of principles :
1. -That the laws regulating the assessment
and collection of taxes .should be so amended
that all classes of property shall bear an
equal proportion of the public burden; and
that all sums evidenced by note and secur
ed by mortgage on real estate should be
made taxable in the county where such
real estate is situated.
2. That the Republican pirty deeply re-
?'ets and strongly deprecates the action of
resident Arthur in vetoing the bill for re
stricting Chinese immigration lately passed
by both Houses of Congress, ami asserts the
right of the American nation to prevent
the incursion of hordes of Asiatics, whose
cheap labor may improperly depress the
wages earned by American citizens in many
departments of life.
3. That inasmuch as the people are "the
primary source of power under our Repub
lican government, and as consequently all
corporations derive their existence and ex
ercise all functions by virtue of rights gran
ted by the people themselves, it is incum
bent on the Legislature of each State so to
regulate the charter privileges of corpora
tions within its borders as to prevent sucli
corporate bodies from encroaching on and
oppressing the people. That wi th special
reference to common carriers, extortionate
fares and freights, and the discrimination
in rates, times and distances between cor
responding classes of passengers and freight,
are alike to be restrained or abolished by
Legislative action.
4. That the improvement to the entrance
of Yaquina harlor is an object of the deep
est interest to Benton count', with special
reference to the certain results of such im
provement in reducing the cost of both in
land and ocean transportation of the pro
ducts of Benton county anil the whole of
middle and southern Oregon, by facilitating
the operation and extending the advantages
of the Oregon Pacific Railroad, an enter
prise which should receive the support of
every citizen in the Willamette valley
counties regardless of party.
5. That iu view of the unequal pressure
of the present system of taxation for making
and repairing county roads, steps should be
taken to amend the laws in the direction
of greater economy in expenditure and a
more equitable plan of working.
6. That the remuneration of county
Clerks and Sheriffs should be by salarj
instead of by fees, and that the amounts
of such salaries should be fixed on the
principle of a reasonable compensation for
the amount of work actually performed.
7. That regid economy should be exer
cised in the expnditure of funds raised by
both State and county taxation.
8. That we regard the present school
book system as an oppressive monopoly,
and demand its unconditional repeal.
9. That the improvement of the Alseya
river and harbor will open up for settle
ment and will develop a valuable section
of our country and the exertions of Hon.
M. C. George to secure national aid for
this important enterprise is highly to be
approved of.
Our ticket, which heads this column,
nominated by the County Convention on
the 8th inst,. is conceded by all as good as
eonld be desired being made up of the very
best material of the county. With such
standard bearers the party need have no
fears of defeat. We predict the election
of every man on the ticket.
Hon. E. Woodward, nominee for State
Senator, is well known to the people of
Benton county. He was a member of the
Senate at the session of 1880, and did good
service in the memorable contest over the
passage of Senate bill No. 82, a measure
that was calculated to relieve the people
from oppression by common carriers. This
bill was defeated, however, through the
efforts of the attorneys and agents of Mr.
Villard; and when it was attempted to pass
an unfair apportionment bill, which had for
its object the concentration of Legislative
power at the northern end of the State, at
the expense of the Willamette valley, Mr.
Woodward was one of the two Republican
members who nobly arose above party lines
and espoused the cause of the people by
voting against the bill, and thereby defeat
ing it. The interests of Benton county,
and the whole people, will be safe in his
Mr. Tolbert Carter, on the Representative
ticket, is an old and respected citizen of the
county who has long been identified with
onr interests and has represented us in the
Legislature before to the satisfaction of his
constituents and honor to himself. He will
prove every way worthy of the trust im
posed in him.
Mr. R. J. Nichols is a young man of fine
sat oral ability and a good education; he has
grown to manhood in this county and his
whole life, known as it is to the people, will
bespeak for him a warm support and sure
lection. He ranks among the beat and
purest of our young men and is just such
material as is wanted for the advancement
of all that is good and worthy. He will be
found no easy prey on the stump and a host
in the Legislature for Benton county's in
terest. Mr. W. P. Ready comes from the coast
and ow es his nomination to the solid demand
of the. whole western portion of the county
and coming from his neighbors with whose
interests he is closely identified it speaks
much in favor of his success. Mr. Ready
has been a resident of the county for over
three years, and served the State as State
printer by appointment of the Governor
after the death of W. B. Carter until the
next general election, in a manner every way
satisfactory and acceptable to the public.
With considerable experience in the ways
of Legislature and a firm faith in and honest
devotion to the principles of the Republican
party. Fully posted on the political and
local questions likely to demand his atten
tion. He will prove a host in himself in the
Mr. B. W. Wilson, our candidate for
county Clerk is too well known to need
comment by us as eighteen years of faithful
performance of the duties of the office have
made for him a record that Speaks more
than we can write. His election i beyond
a question.
Sol King our present and popular Sheriff
has filled the office for six years anci it
would be hard to find a more acceptable
candidate or one better calculated to serve
the best interests of the couuty. Our
opponents will find him a hard man to buck
Mr. F. M. Johnson, onr candidate for
County Judge, although a resident of the
county but a few years has made a record
for ability worth and solid integrity that
makes him as one of the foremost men
among us and one to whom the manage
ment of the county's business may be safely
intrusted. He has hosts of warm friends
and was among the gallant defenders of
the old flag during the dark days of the
war. His election will surely follow his
Mr. T. J. Buford, our candidate for
Connty Treasurer, is a gentleman of good
business attainment, and is in every respect
well qualified for the position. The treas
ury department will be secure in his hands.
Mr. James Edwards and Andrew Gellatly
fcr County Commissioners, are both good
selections. Mr. Edwards has served the
county in this capacity several terms in
days gone by ami has a record in every way
to his credit. Mr. Gellatly is a well to do
and honest farmer of good business ability
and both can be depended upon to guard
the county treasury well and to conduct
its business successfully and economically.
Mr. Perry Eddy, our candidate for Assesor,
comes highly recommended by those who
know him best as a man of good judgement
and all the necessary qualifications for the
utelligent and faithful performance of the
duties of that office. We bespeak for him
a hearty support.
Hon. James Chambers, nominea for Sup't.
of Schools, is well and favorably known
to our people. He has twice represented
the county in the Legislature, where he
made a good record. He is a practical
teacher of large experience, and is thorough
ly devoted to the e ducational interests of
the country. He will be a worthy successor
of the gentleman who has so long and cred
itably filled this position.
Mr. Geo. Mercer, our candidate for County
Surveyor, although last on the ticket is not
to be considered least, as the office is one of
great importance. Mr. Mercer has served
the couuty many years as Surveyor and has
made a record every way to his credit.
Faithful and honest in the discharge of
every duty he will serve the people with
credit to himself and profit to them.
This completes the ticket and from
cheering assurances received from all parts
of the county of satisfaction and hearty sup
port, we may safely say it is invincible.
The 1882 hand-books of this road have
just reached Corvallis. On the front page
we read as follows :
"'Hie woik of 1SS2 will leave only a gap
of 300 miles to be filled in 1883. The sum
mer of that year will see a continuous line
from New York, Chicago, or Dulath U
Deep Water on Paget Sound. It will be for
many reasons the favorite route lor tourists,
who will seek the unrivalled sceneiy of the
Yellowstone valley, the Columbia river, and
Paget Sound." We read the paper from end
to end to find the wonderful terminus at
Portland, and the charms of the metropolis
of the Northwest portrayed. Not a word.
Then we turned to the map.
The road is shown along the Nortliern
bank of the Columbia from Ainsworth to
Kahuna, and thence to Tacoma, leaving,
Portland away off altogether. Well, we
sympathize with Portland in her calamity.
It must be trying to live in a Fool's Para
dise for years, lulled to rest by an enchan
ter's sweet melodies, and then to be rouehly
awakened, to find that while you slept,
your glory had been taken from you, and
set on your rival's head.
Still Portland has one consolation.
When the big steamers that can no longer
reach her ar? transferred to Puget Sound,
she will be able to export the produce
which leaves her warehouses by the Wgst
side road to this city, and thence by the
short line to the new.port of Yaquina where
the deep water vessels will be. She will
thus know that Oregon and not Washing
ton territoy (or State) will get her export
Routt, who is to succeed Teller in the
senate from Colorado, was from Illinois to
that state, is a carpenter by trade, a plain,
shrewd man, and, by recent mining opera?
tious, very wealthy. He does not make
public speeches, but tells a frontier anec
dote as effectively as Abraham Lincoln did
in his best days. He was delegate in con
gress from the territory, and was the suc
cessful Republican candidate for governor,
in 1S76, against Gen. Bela M. Hughes,
A good deal of wheat sown in. CniatiHa
last fall is dead. It is supposed the severe
freezing is what did the damage.
The following telegram has been received
here :
New York, April IS, 1882.
To WM. M. HOAO :
Mil creating collection district of Yqnlna passed
the House to-day unanimously. It passed the
Senate a month ago by a like vote.
The importance of this announcement
our readers will not fail to appreciate. We
do not apprehend any veto by the President,
and believe that we may take it as the first
great advance towards the fulfillment of
Colonel Hogg's promise of free and open
competition for the transportation business
of the State. A free and open port, at
which foreign and domestic commodities
may alike be. landed, and through which
they may pass to the consumers, is the first
requisite towards the successful working of
a railroad to that port.
We should like to draw attention here
to a little paragraph in the MM depart
ment of Tuesday's Oregonian, and which
we believe to be accurate:
"The 'Oregon,' which is due to-night,
brings 120 cabin passengers. 4G4 in the
steerage and 1818 tons of freight, 105 tons
of which is for Astoria. The number of
passengers and quantity of freight is now
limited ouly by the capacity of the steam-
A pretty good show ing at current prices.
Just figure it for yourselves; the rates of
passengers and freight are well known. It
looks to us as if there might be some little
employment for the Oregon Pacific steamers,
between San Francisco and Yaquina, since
they will not be liable to be diverted from
Yaquina to Puget Sound, or the completion
of any through line from the East.
One day recently the editor of the Ore
gonian published, with his sovereign ap
proval, an article in the Standard on the
newspaper business, which he considers "a
sufficient vindication, from one who pub
lishes a party newsp iper, of the indejend
ent course pursued by the Oregonlan for
many years past. " What one of these sages
utters and the other endorses deserves re
spectful consideration. The one who pub
lishes the paper professedly Democratic
suggests that his journal is not "strong,"
because it is Democratic; "for," says be.
a strong Democratic paper to be established
(in Portland needs a cash capital of 550,000),
and it would have to be an independent
paper and not a partisan institution, much
less a personal organ for some political as
pirant." Let us examine this confession of
faith a little more closely. To make a
strong Democratic paper, in Portland, then
requires, first, $f0,000. Second principles of
the "independent" or hermaphrodite order,
third the absence of any personal interest
of or for any politicians. And this is what
the Oregonian accepts as good doctrine, and
takes to itself -as "vindication." Can you
not fancy the editor tapping his ample
shirt front, and proudly boasting. "Here
am I; my newspaper is 'strong;' I have
more than 850,000; no principles to speak
of; and no political aspirant inspires me:
These requisites make a Democratic paper
strong; they have made me strong" Here
is one honest man at any rate, who has the
courage of of his opinions. Stoo though
for a moment; in what does this "indepen
dence" consist ? Well we all read the Ort
gonian, so it ought to be possible to answer
snch a simple question. First, it seems to
us, is independence of any sort of consis
tency: so. for instance, mob hat and Judge
Lynch's courts and penalties are admirable
things iu Washington Territory, but sadly
reprehensible in Eastern Oregon. Second,
it is independence of any sense of fairness
in the application of general rules: so, for
instance, the free and open navigation of
open rivers is a splendid thing for Oregon :
but open navigation applies only between
Portland and the ocean, and not between
The Dalles and the ocean: therefore, get all
you can to spend on the lower Columbia
but starve the Cascade Locks. Third, it is
independence of memory; so, for instance,
one day record without any disapprobation
Mr. Villard's floating off O. R. & N. bonds
by means ot 100 per cent, of "watered
stock," and a few short mouths afterwards
blackguard the Oregon Pacific for issuing
bonds with 30 per cent, of stock. Fourth,
it is independence of the reorganized princi
ples of the party to which the paper
professes to belwng: so, for instance go rab
idly for the most ultra free trade, while the
Republican party is consistent for main
tenance of the tariff. Fifth, it is indepen
dence of all common rules of truth and
decency: but here to quote instances fresh
in the memory of us of the "Upper Val
ley," would be to till the whole side of the
Gazette. Sixth, it is independence of all
party subordination, which ought to in
fluence the editor of a journal, professing to
hold Republican principles, to keep per
sonal animosities and bitterness in check, if
the interests of the party demand it. And
here again instances abound. So that on
the general retrospect of the course of the
Oregonian for several years past wo find
that the familiar words of the poet apply
in full force "A merciful Providence fash
ioned us holler . A pnppus that we might
our principles s waller.'
Another section of country heard from
through one of the prominent papers of the
State which unanimously votes VillarcTs
Oregonian a genuine fraud, a delusion and
containing a jumbled up mass of inconsis
tencies and solely devoted to opposing the
development of the different parts of the
State. On this subject the Jacksonville
Sentinel very appropriately says :
Which is it that the Oregonian advocates?
"Hot or cold with the same breath" seems
to be the rule of that paper and it is some
what amusing to observe the inconsistencies
of its various positions. Drifting with pop
ular opinion it has been opposed to Chinese
labor when performed on American soil
but demands free trade in all foreign com
modoties knowing tint "free trade" would
build up manufactories in China whose
products could and would, if admitted free
of dnty, drive American artisans to the
wail. Free trade means universal compe
tition protection to nothing and yet this
sheet continually opposes the opening ol
the upper Columbia to free navigation; so
that a railroad corporation may have an
exclusive monopoly wf the carrying trade of
the Columbia basin. It sneers at the pos
sibility of a railroad from Yaquina bay to
the center ol the Willamette valley and
tries to break down the credit of the com
pany by a wise prediction that it will never
realize interest on the investment; for fear
a r'ollar will be drawn away from Portland.
It preaches free trade in one breath as a
blessing and confesses in the next that the
experiment in that direction with the Sand
wich Islands is a curse. It denounces pro
tection of any kind as the greatest of evils
but sticks to its monopoly of the press dis
patches knowing that without that protec
tion it would die of its own greatness just
as Julius Ceasar and Daniel Limlwrt did.
When that paper, that assumes the right to
speak for the people of Oregon, ceases its
attacks on the Oregon Pacific and the Cas
cade locks and relinquishes its monopoly
of press dispatches so that other papers may
compete with it, it may then talk free trade
with a good grace and apparent sincerity.
Until it does the public will only laugh at
its vagaries and understand that it is only
its own friend and can blow "hot or cold"
whenever its interests demand either.
We said a year ago that all the romance
that had enveloped the James boys and
their companion desperadoes would soon
be dissipated, and we think that few peo
ple can see much left of it now. Fancy had
made these outlaws very unreal characters,
but the veils parted at last, and everybody
can see what commonplace fellows the worst
of them are. All the romantic character
istics wich which they have been credited
by a too credulous public disappear when
they come to be known, and they are much
less terrifying when it is seen that they are
very ordinary criminals. The bravery and
the generosity which have given them a
sentimental charm do not exist iu fact, de
ceit and cunning being a large part of the
stock in trade with these ruffians, as with
all other kinds of professional law-breakers.
South Carolina, under Democratic rule,
says the N. Y. Tinas, maintains its ancient
leputation for hostility to the authority of
the United States. At first it was agreed
among the Democratic leaders that while
the State law officers should defend the
persons accused of violating the Federal
election laws, this should be done unoffi
cially, the officers appearing as private
counsel. The Governor, however, has
boldly ordered the State Attorney to de
fend the accused persons, as though the
sovereign State of South Carolina hail been
invaded. On the same principle, we must
suppose, if some of the local authorities of
the city of Charleston were to be arrested
for evading the United States statutes re
garding the importing of dutiible merchan
dise, the Governor would be bound to de
fend the accused persons at the expense of
the State. And, in order to carry out the
idea that South Caroline is a foreign State,
a number of Republicans are to be arrested
and held as hostages (on various pretexts)
until an exchange of prisoners, can be effect
ed, man for man. Experience does not
seem to have taught much to the present
generation of South Carolina politicians.
Pictures and Picture Frames.
Makes nn d Rrpniri to Order.
Lowest living Prices.
18-27 tol9-27
An Ordinance relating to hceping streets, al
leys and Gutters clean.
Re it ordained by the Common Council of
the city of Corvallis: That it shall be un
lawful for any person or persons within the
corporate limits of the city of Corvallis to
throw, carry, or in any manner convey into
the streets, alleys or gutters within said city
limits, any slop, or filthy, dirty or unwhole
some water or liquids of any kind. Any
person who shall violate any of the provis
ions of this ordinance, upon conviction
thereof before the Recorder shall lie fined
not less than five nor more thau twenty dol
lars for each offense.
l'assed by the Common Council on the
10th day of April, 1882.
Approved April 10, 1882.
Attest: J. R. Bryson,
h H. Sawtkll, Mayor.
City Recorder.
A n Ordinance relating to Dynamite Giant
powder, and explosievs.
Be it ordained by the Common Council
of the city of Corvallis : That it shall be
unlawful for any person or persons or com
pany or corporation to land, store, or keep
in any manner within the corporation limits
of said city of Corvallis any dynamite, giant
powder or nitro-glycerine, or in any manner
to carry, convey or transport through or
within said corporate limits, cither or any
of said combustible materials. Any person,
company or c rporation that shall violate
any of the provision of this ordinance and
upon conviction thereof before the Recorder
shall be fined iu a sum not less than five,
nor more thau fifty dollars for each offense.
Passed by the Common Council April
10, 1882.
Approved April 10, 1882.
Attest: J. it. Bbysoj.
F. H. Sawtell, Mayor.
City Recorder.
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or in the Courts attended to for MODERATE FEES.
Wo are opposite the II. S. Patent Office, engaged in
tain patents in less time than those remote from
Wh in model or d rawing is sent we advise as to
patentability tree of charge; and we make NO
Werefcr, here, to the Post Master, the Supt. of the
Monev Order Div.. and to officials of the U.S. Patent
Office. Fur circular, advice, terms, and reference to
actual clients in your own state and county, address,
O. A. SNOW & Co.,
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wishing nn Eastern paper can secure the
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sons who have paid all arrearages, can avail
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' At Reasonable Hates.
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Keeps constantly on hand all kinds of
Coffins and Caskets.
Work done to order on short notice and at
reasonable rates.
Corvallis, July 1, 1881. 18:27yl.
Rsal Estate for Sale.
Will sell a farm of 478 acres for less than 818 per
acre, being one of the cheapest and best farms in
iMte. rumntv. situated 4 miles west of Monroe, 1 of
a mile from a good school, in one of the best neigh
borhoods in tne state wun cnurcn piivueges wy.
AhnuM.ifi flcrrs in cultivation, and over 400 can be
cultivated. All under fence, with good two story
frame house, large Darn ana orcnara; nan running
vntjv t.h. vpxr nrivin.L and is well Biiitefi tor stock
and dairy purposes. This is one of the cheapest farms
in the Willamette valley
Also, two improved lots on the main business street
with small stable, woodshed and a good, comfortable
dwelling house containing seven good rooms. These
lots are nicely situated tor any kind of business pur
poses. For fnrther information enquire at the
Oazktte Office.
ii at this office. Letter heads, et.
Having recently located in Corrallis, we fake pleasure in announcing tO"
the trading public that we have just opened our- Spring, stock of
Dry Goods,
Furnishing: Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps
Fancy Dress Goods,
Silks, Satins,
Fringes, Laces,
Buttons, Corsets.
Our stock has been selected with the greatest care, and for quality and
cheapness is second to none. Having a resident buyer in the leading markets
we are enabled to purchase latest style goods at lowest prices. Call and ex
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Having added a large and well assorted lot of new job Type, Borders
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