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Weekly Comallis Gazette.
FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 13 1885.
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR BENTON COUNTY
Entered at the Postoffice at
Cl.egon, as second-class matter.
It is asserted that the rebellion ill
Canada is fomented by Russian agents,
with a view of embarrasing the Domin
ion authorities and preventing their
sending troops to help England.
The question is a very serious one
with President Cleveland how he will
occasionally slip in a democratic ap
pointee and slip out a republican con
trary to the tenure of office act and
.civil service reform rules. The repub
lican Senate is looking out for his
favorable professions to civil service
The fire alarm on the night of April
1st was no doubt intended for April
fools day. Fun is fun and we have no
objections to practical jocks but to call
the whole town out to a fire is too se
riousa niatterto make foolishness about.
The city council should take steps to
pass stringent measures making pun
ishable the ringing the fire bell for
any thing but fire purposes, -with no
deviation under any circumstances.
The city elections for years past
have been run by parties seeking office.
In many instances we have good of
ficers, sometimes, however, city gov
ernment has net been managed as care
fully and economically as it should
have been. The best way it seems
would be for the different political par
ties each to nominate a ticket for city
officials, when they are elected and do
their official work if it is not done
correctly and for the best interest of
the people, the people have the politi
cal organization which elected to hold
responsible for not electing more effi
cient officers. When elections are
made as heretofore where every one
nominates themselves there is no or
ganization which can be looked to or
held responsible for the failure to serve
the public properly.
The condition of business is well il
lustrated by comparing the present
surplus in reserve of the New York
banks and the excess on the corres
ponding date of the previous three
years with the mercantile failure rec-
erd for the first quarters of the ' same
years. For the corresponding weeks
of the last three years and this we.k,
the state of the New York bank re
serve was as follows: 1882, a surplus
of $3,338,000; 18S3, a deficiency of
$5,455,050; 1884, a surplus of ?9,589,
000; fur this week an excess of idle
sums amounting to $47,092,000. The
failure record for the current thirteen
weeks is nearly double that for the
same period four years ago, with idle
money in New York banks many
times greater, showing the lethargy
and hesitancy on one hand and disas
ters en the others. Is this de
pression in business because moneyed
men have confidence in the financial
management of the government or is it
because they are afraid the new ad
ministration will try some new finan
cial plans for those which worked pros
perity under republican management.
The commissioner of the general
land office has ordered that final action
in the land office upon all entries of
public lands, except private cash en
tries and scrip locations, not dependent
upon' acts of settlement and cultivation
be suspended in the following localities:
All lands west of the first guide meri
dian, Kansas; all west of range 17
west in Nebraska; the whole of Colo
rado, except lands in II te reservation;
all lands in New Mexico, Montana,
Wyoming, Nevada and that portion of
Minnesota north of the indemnity
limits ef the Chicago, Minnesota and
Manitoba railroad. Final action in the
land office was also ordered suspended
on all timber-culture entries under the
act of June, 1878, which have not
already been examined; also in all
cases of desert land entries.
The St. Paul Globe-Democrat says:
"To-day's nominations have added fuel
to the flame of party discontent, and a
regular conflagration may ensue. The
nomination of Jieiiry G. Pearson to
succeed himself as postmaster of New
York City elicited words of condemna
tion on every hand among democrats.
Prominent senators among the demo
cratic party did not hesitate to say that
it was a great mistake. Congressman
Spriggs of New York said that every
democratic senator who is moved by a
feeling of allegiance to his party
ought to refuse to assent to Pear
son's confirmation. He declared that
they ought to go further and fight the
nomination-to the bitter end. While
democratic politicians are wild over the
re-momination of Pearson the civil
service reformers and so-called mug
wumps are in high spirits. They say
Cleveland is coming up to'their expec
tations. When Beecher was here he
urged Pearson's retention. All New
York mugwumps, headed by Carl
Schurz and George W. Curtis, and
supported by the Times, have been
fighting for him.
The county demecracy are said to
have had a hand in it. It is hinted,
however, that Mayor Grace, who call
ed upon the president, Secretary Man
ning and the postmaster general yes
tcriay, was working for Pearson. The
county democracy want the collector
ship and don't want the postoffice. It
is said that Pearson's reappointment is
the result of a trade; that it is Pear
son's reward for not closing the New
York postoffice on election day.
It has been suggested by some pa
pers that the reappointment of Henry
G. Pearson, a republican, by President
Cleveland as postmaster of New York
City is something of a compromise or
concession to meet the views of the
mugwump republicans and that his
future course in the distribution ol
such favors would be different. That
his future appointments will be differ
ent, in a gieat measure there is no
doubt, but that he appointed Pearson
to please mugwumps or anybody else,
or upon any other consideration than
to reward Pearson for the valuable
services he rendered in the election of
Cleveland is what will take better
proof than will be forthcoming to con
vince anyone who has watched the tide
of events. It will be remembered that
upon election day in New York City
Mr. Pearson kept the employes so
busily engaged and gave them, no in
termission or reaess on fiat day so that
several hundred republican employes
in the New York postoffice on that
day lost tilth- vote they being pre
vented from voting by the act of Pear
son. In every other postoffice in the
United States all the employes have
always been given the privilege of
voting and time in which to cast their
ballot. It was suspicioned by the
authorities at Washington that Pear
son would act in the manner in which
he did as a confederate of Cleveland in
the disfranchising the employes in the
office and the proper head of the post
office department at Washington tele
graphed Pearson to give time so that
his employes might vote, but Pearson
paid no attention to it and in that -way
andbv thisactof Pearsonalone, enough
employes wera thus disfranchised to
have carried the State of New York
for Blaine had they been permitted to
vots and had voted for Blaine. It is
plain to see why Pearson was appoint
ed, because Cleveland in appointing
kirn is just paying for Pearsons treach
ery and dishonesty in disfranchising
the republican voters which had the
effect to defeat Blaine and elect Cleveland.
tends to follow the true spirit as well
as the letter of civil service reform.
Another reason why it shows tact for
the president te make pretense that all
he intends to do in appointments shall
be done uiyler the rules of civil
service reform is because the senate
has a small majority republican and to
work these things through he seeks to
create the impression that he is opposed
to removing present incumbents, but
republican members of the senate are
opening their eyes to his doings as
they plainly observe from the acts
and appointments made by the presi
dent that his pretentions to civil ser
vice reform was hollow sounding bun
comb, to divert the public attention
from the real points which he intended
to accomplish. There is no doubt that
the president is using his appointive,
power as rapidly as Hendricks could
do if he was in the place and that this
is so is proven by the fact that Hen
dricks and Vorhees are now satisfac
torily quiet over the operations of the
president after they came to fully see
and unders tand his c .
any regulations of civil service reform; ! lease them withent an outside co-operati.n
while President Cleveland is endeavor- j would hrin disaster upon the prisoners mi
ing to. put out republicans as fast as his re3ult ! " ,d- AU ecia f ha ,ort
r , TT , . , , , , . were abandoned, except that at Camp Doug-
tnends Hendricks and Vorhees could . u- , , , u
wu, las, where Captain Hip.es still believed he
have done it and at the same time he could effect their release. We yielded to
is endeavoring to make the friends of this tirmness, zeal and persistence, and his
civil service reform believe that he in- p'ans were plausible; but treachery defeat
ed him before his well laid schemes were
developed. Having nothing else on hand,
Colonel Martin expressed a wish to organize
a corps to burn New York City. He was
allowed to do so, and a most daring attempt
has been made to fire that city, but their
reliance on the Greek tire proved a misfor
tune. It cannot be depended on as an
a'ent in such work. I have no faith what
ever in it, anil no attempt shall hereafter be
made under my general directions with such
'Dining my stay in Canada a great
amount of property has been destroyed by
burning. The information brought to mc
as to the perpetrators is so conflicting and
oontradictoiy that I am satisfied that noth
ing can be certainly known. Should claim
be presented at the war office for payme t
of this kind of work, not a dollar should be
advanced on any proof a.lduced until all t!ie
j parties concerned may have an opportunity
for making out and presenting proof. Sev
eral parties claim to have done the work at
St. Louis, New Orleans, Louisville, Brook
lyn. Philadelphia and Cairo.
For the future, discarding all de
p ndence on the organization in the north
ern states, our efforts in my judgment,
should be directed to inducing those who
are conscripted in the north, and who utter
ly refuse to join the army to tight against
the confederate states, to make their way
south to join our service. It is believed by
many that at least a number sufficient to
make up a division may be secured in this
way for our sarvice before spring, especially
if our army opens up a road to the Ohio.
Some are now on their way to Cori ith,
which at present is the point of rendezvous
Also to operate on their railroads and force
the enemy to keep up a guard on all their
roads, which will require a large standing
army at home, and to burn whenever it is
practicable, and thus make the men of
property feel their insecurity and tire them
out with the war. Tiie attempt on New
York has prod need a great panic, which
will not subside at their bidding.
Very respectfully your obedient servant,
The Post-master at Home, Oneida
county, New York, has been suspend
ed by the President, the latter alleges
the cause of this suspension to be for
inattention to duty, and failure to
make the reports required by law.
THB SOUTEEKW CONFEDERACY OX TOP.
While the professional demxtatic
office seeker who prematurely rushes
to Washington to secure an appoint
ment to office from the hands of the
president supposing that all that is
necessary is to ask for any office he
chooses nd it shall be turned over to
him, is sadly disappointed, because the
president is desirous of bluffing this
class of persistent professional pests.
Yet the every day operations of the
president certainly must convince every
close observer that they are not sent
away on account of his convictions to
civil service reform rules, although the
president places it upon this ground
hoping thus to please the casual ob
server and if possible keep good feeling
with the mugwumps. Thai this is
true is satisfactorily and conclusively
proven from the fact that every day
for some time past until the senate ad
journed the president was sending in
names of parties for confirmation by
the senate to places filled by competent
republicans whose time had not ex
pired and against whom no charges
had been made except that they were
republicans and the appointed jarty
who desired the place was a democra'.
This maneuvering of the president
sltows him to be longer headed and
better fitted for wire pulling, and
tnanipu'ating the change of republican
ippointees for democrats than his older
political work era such as Hei.diicks,
Vorhees and others, for the latter were
desirous of opening all appointive
offices for democrats to fill regardless of
Jacob Thompson's Story of his own Villainy.
His Operations la Canada during
tne Rebellion as Recorded
New York Tribune.
Secretary Lamar's order that the flag over
the interior department (Cleveland not ob
jecting) should be hong at half-mast, and
the oilicers and clerks of the department
receive a holiday with pay, in houor of that
departed traitor, conspirator anil thief,
Jacob Thompson, secretary of the interior
under Buchanan, has naturally revived in
terest iu Thompson's mission to Canada
during the rebellion, and the damnable
operations in which he was engaged iu be
hilf of the confederacy. Among other let
ters written by Thompson to the rebel gov
ernment, detailing his operations, was the
following. It tells of the peace meetings
he was organizing throughout the north
with the aid of the democratic party for the
organization of which Thompson furnished
the needful funds; of the partly-successful
plot to release rebel prisoners ou Johnson'.?
Island, aud of the attempts more or less
successful, to burn northern shipping ports
aud northern cities especially New York,
where the unsatisfactory results from the
u.se of Greek lire greatly annoyed Thomp
son, aud, as he s.iys, confirmed his contempt
for that article as an incendiary agent. We
omit those parts of the letter which merely
reveal the man whom Secretary Lamur de
lights tc honor as an active and enterprising
traitor, and reproduce those parts which
brand him as au inhuman monster:
"Toronto, C. Y, Dec. 3, 1864 The
Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State:
Sir Several times have I attempted to
send you communications, but I have no
a surance that any of them has been re
ceived. I have relaxed no effort to carry
out the objects the government have in
view in sending me here. I bad hoped at
different times to have accomplished more,
but still I do not think my mission has
been altogether fruitless. At all events we
have afforded the northwestern states the
amplest opportunity to throw off the galling
dynasty at Washington and openly take
grounds iu favor of state rights and civil
"This postponment was insisted upon the
grouud that it was necessary to have a
series of public meetings to prepare the pub
lie mind, aud appointments for public peace
meetings were made one at Peoria, one at
Spriugtield, and one at Chicago the 16th.
The first one was at Peoria, and to make it
a success I agreed that so much money as
was necessary should be furnished by me.
It was held, aud was a decisive success.
The vast multitude who attended seemed to
be swayed but by one leading idea peace.
"Soon after I reached Canada a Mr.
Minor Major visited me and represented
himself as au accredited agent from the
Confederate States to destroy steamboats on
the Mississippi river, aud that his operations
were suspended for want of means. I ad
vanced to him 2000 in Federal currency,
aud soon afterwards several boats were
burned at St. Louis, involving an immense
loss of property to the enemy. He became
suspected, as he represented to me, of being
the author ot this burning, and from that
time both he and his men have ieen hiding,
and consequently have done nothing.
Money has been advanced to Mr. Churchill
of Cincinnati, to organize a corps for the
purpose of incendiarism in that city. I
consider him a true man, and although as
yet he has effected but little, I am in con
stant expectation of hearing of effective
work in that quarter.
Previous to the arrival of Lieutenant
Colonel Martin and Lieutenant Headly,
bringi ug an unsigned note from you, all the
different places where our prisoners are con
fined Camp Douglas, Rock Island, Camp
Morton, Camp Chase, El mini had "been
t loroughly examined, and the conclusion
was for"?d upon us that all efforts to re-
Spring and Summer Campaign
Having mustered all our forces for the coming season we are fully
prepared to present in splendid array, an almost irrestible army of
New and Stylish Goods in all our Departments.
Anxiously awaiting a fearless onslaught on the part of our patrons
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom
we shall gracefully and unconditionally surrender, among our latest
novelties we uireci special attention to our new Spring Dress goods
Silks, Velvets, Brocades, new Spring Wraps, Muslin,. Underware, Par
asols, Seamless Hosiery, Jerseys, Fancy iroMtlsT Infankand OhiLW,,
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robes and dresses,
In our Clothing Department we are now shewing the largest variety of Mens and Boys
clothing from a business or school suit to the finest dress suit.
Special attention is called to our new values in Men's Fine Furnishing motis Neck
wear etc. '
our expectations, look at our im-
Our sales in Mens and Boys hats are far exceeding
men.se stock before purchasing.
The increase in our Boot and Shoe sales are such that we are now having these goods
made to special order by the best Eastern and California factories.
We carry a full line of Trunks, Valises, Satchels, Yankee Notions and Novelties.
S"Samples sent free on application.
Only Cash trade solicited.
S. L. HEMCERSOft, Prop.
(First door south of Fishet'i block.)
Corvallis. . - Oregon.
The Siiliatd Parlor, fitted up in
first class style, aud supplied with a No.
Table always in good order. Lovers of the
game will ever lind a quiet and orderly
place to spend an hour in these parlors with
the assurance of being uuiuterupted by
The Shaving Saloon. Old and
new Customers will lind good accomoda
tions, sharp rvors, clean towels and an
obliging proprietor ever ready to attend to
your wants. 22-11 tf
ADMINISTRATGRS SJLE CF REAL ESTATE
iii ttte matter of the estate
Geo. P. Wrenn, decease 1.
Notice U hereby given that br virtue of an order
of sale, duly made bv the county Court of the state
of Orogon, for the county ttt tienton on Saturday
April 7th, 1&S2, at the regular April term of said
court, directing-and commaudinyr me, P. A. Cheno
sreth administrator of said estate, to sell at public
.luctiou all the right, title, interest and estate that
the said Geo P. Vv'renu had at the time of bis death,
in and to the followmij d.fKri'tei "r.aiiaes:
The undivided 8-5 of two hundred and fifty one
-teres, lying in the cast 1-2 of the donation -and claim
of Geo. P. Wrenn and Mai v F. Wrenn. his wife.
notification !i2.'S, cliim No. 54, T. 1, S. it., ii west,
.Villaniiitte meridian, in Uenton countv, Orjjon.
More particularly described a-s follows to-wit: lie
grinni jrata point f 4. 65 chains eagt of ti e 1-4 See.
ornur, on the line betwem sections 16 an t 21 in T.
il, S. it., West, of Will. Mer., running- thence south
Di.;d cbains to the mid :le of the channel of Marys
river, thence following down with the mean.lerins
of said river to the east line of said donation land
Waim, th' nee north 84.25 chains to the rort'i east
Lornerofsaid claiai then'-c north SfHleg. 27min. west
2.:.5 chains to the place o; bejinnin containing 2f0
ncres more or k s. Also the whole of the following
in the west half of said claim bepniiii: ata quarter
Sec. corner ou the line between sections 10 and 21, in
l. 11, S. H., G west, Willamette Meridian, thence
south degrees '17 min. ast 4.05 chains, south 5,50
chains to the niiddlt of Iht chftiiiul of Marys river,
whence following up the river to the mkkUo of the
county road lending from Corvallis to Kings
Vailev, north 16 degrees eat alone, the middle of
said road, lb' chains no rh 0 iegret;s, west 18 chains,
north 2(i degrees, west 23 chains nrth o9 degrees,
west 5 eh lit. s to the north line of the claim, south 80
degrees 31 min east 13.20 chains to place of beginning
containing 30.03 acres. Therefore in accordance with
aud in pursuance of said crder of sale, 1, F. A. Uhcn
oweth administrator of said estate of Glo. P. Wrtnn.
deceased, will on
Tuesday Avril 8tb 181?.'.
at the hur of o . o'clock P.M., of said day in front
of the court house d or, in the city o Corvallis in
Benton county Ore on, sell :.( public auction to the
highest bidder, nil the ritrbt; title, interest and es
tate which the said Geo. 1. Wrenn had, at tite time
'd' his death, in and to the above described premises,
together with the appurtenances thereunto belong
ing.. Terms of sale, cash down at ti . e of sale.
T. A. CHEN WKTH,
Ad :ut ii tritcr of the estate of Ceo. P. Wrenn, decd.
J. W. HANSON'S.
Clothing and Tailoring
li mir or in m ,
Yon can find the latest styles of ready made
clothing, also the finest
Pants Patterns ard Suitings
ICver brought to Corvallis.
READY MADE CLOTHING
PRESSED TO ORDER.
Constantly on hand a full linf of
Furnishing' Goods, Underwear,
Shirts, Neckties, &c, &c.
CALL AND EXAMINE MY STOCK.
No trouble to show goods.
Two doors South ot Will Bro.'s.
C0UVALU8. - - - . OREGON
AUGUST KI tJT,
LUMBER FOR SALE!
Well seasoned and in the Wait
house, a fine lot of dressed
Any party purchasing 5,000 feet
or over, may have the same at
$2 LOO per M. Enquire of
Ti J. BLAIR.
X). C. EOSE,
Manut '.cturer of and Dealer in
Domestic Keyvvest and Havana
Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos
and Smoker's articles generally,
Also just received a fine lot of
No Chinese labor employed.
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Having made arrangements for co-operation
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