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FOK.Ill IMS KlVili.
Harvey Thma am Sum Case Fisht
over a Woman,
imlj Guard, December Iv
Harvey Thomas, an employe of
Hang' livery stable, assaulted tm
Case the Kigl.th street barber, on
Olive street about 10 o'clock lust
night, while Case win escorting a
you n it lutly homo from the lecture nt
tliu M K church. Tlio ludy In ques
tion I the wife of Thomas.
Mrs Thomas, whose name wan for
mcrlv Davidson, was married to her
llUvoaiiu iu vw .""i " ..in.
ecording to Thomas' own story tit i
v 7 1 r. i..n i.i... i... -
the lllliv Ills niio ium iiiiu, tiu mi
drunk and had kicked the stove nud
various other pieces of furniture to
pleCCS. , , , , , . .
The Davidson family came to Lu
gene from Wisconsin hint April, K-lu
accompanied by Mrs. Thomas. Tiny
have resided here ever since, imil have
been considered very nice people by
those who -know them. In July
Thomas followed tho futility to thin
Clty and has remained here ever
since, though lila wife Imi tiud noth
ing to do with him.
Last night she lu company with
Mr. Case waa walking homo from the
M.K. chnrch. Wlien near the fumily
home ou Olive atrcet tliey were met by
Tlioiima. who Immediately assaulted
Cese. The two men grappled and fell
to the Bfuntl' ll",y exchanged
tiluco. first ono being on top and then
Hie other. They Rained their feet
once, but grappled again and full to
Hie ground. Case got the worst of the
light, being badly bruised nlsiut the
head and face. Tho noise of the scuttle
aroused Mr. DavitUon, the father of
Mr. Thomas, who separated tho two
'"'l'l'ionias was arrested last night and
this afternoon was taken bfeoro Uo
conler Dorrls for examination, lie
plead guilty to the cliaigo ami was
lined ilO and costs. He was allowed
until tomorrow evening to pay his flue
Win Mayer going his bond uutil that
All Interesting Session.
Daily Guard, bccemler 1!.
The Phllologlaii society held a very
interesting meeting lust evetnug. The
following olllcers were inaugurated 'or
the coming term: Pre a 11 llanna;
vice president, W II stalker; secretary,
L Heed; assistant secretary, M L Ap
plegato; treasurer, F P White; censor,
L It Alderman; editor, J H Currieo.
(.'has Templetun delivered a dechiuia
tion and O V Udbcrt mado an extem
The question "Ilesolvcd that the
Annv and Navy of the United Htuh-w
should not be increased," was debuted
in a very Interesting manner n the
affirmative by Messrs W t Young,
U Ii Woodson and Holt, and on the
negative by It K Alderman, F M Trm
pleton, A L Ullloland and Carl Nanv
gan, The dobute was decided in favor
of the ultlrmative.
On the llrst meeting after Christ
mas vacation the society decided to
organize itself into a senate for the
the time during tho session of the leg
islature. Bills will be introduced and
the regular routine of the senute cur
ried on. The society Is in a very pros
petous condition and much interest U
taken in thie new departure.
Dec. I I, 1M0.
The rain Is falling freely and tho
river Is rising again.
The county commissioners passed
through town on their way to Blue
Ed Smith has sold his shoe shop
and has moved his tools to Thurston,
where he will resume woik.
Blllie Uayden has been papering J
V Shumate s house.
U H Decker is getting along very
fat with D Brook's house, consider
ing bad weather.
F Post Is building a walk from his
house to J W Shumate's walk. Lum
ber Is being donated to build a walk
from town to the school house.
John Deadman has built a dwelling
house near his saw mill.
S Smeed lias been spending a great
dual of his time iu litigeno lately.
Everybody Is invited to attend the
ichool exhibition Dec "4, at 7 p m.
A masquerade ball will be giveu at
the Dow hall in the near future.
k Bright Lad.
Linn county can boast of the young
est school teacher iu the state, perhaps
In the United fcStates, In the pers in of
Lester Humphrey of Foster, He Is
just 1M years of age, and has passed
the teacher's examination iu this
couuty with a total average of HO,
enough to warrant a second grad cer
tificate, but on a ceo nut of his age uud
It being his first examination, only a
third grade certificate could tie issued
to him. Young Humphrey Is a
wonder, and is not only advanced in
"book learning," but as brilliant In
every respect. We predict a bright
future for this youngster and we
would like to see some of our mulily
vaunted city kids show down with
this "countrybred" boy who has been
educated In the rural school house.
Skinned Ai.ivk. Oregon City
Courier: A child waa tukeii sick at lis
home near town luat week and the
pnrents not knowing what to do for
the child, which had symptoms of
pneumonia, were persuaded by au old
woman to sklu two cuts alive and
wrap the child up iu them. The child
Improved of course and would If warm
cloths had been used instead oft lie
cat skins. Tho worst of it was that
the cats were left to die Instead of be
ing killed as soon as the skins w -re
taken off. If tho cats had been
skinned after belug killed Hie heat
vpuld have still been in the hid .
Where is our humane society?
Lane Cocstv. In taxable prop
erty Lane county stands fourth, being
exceeded by Multnomah, M:i:ioii and
Linn. In number of horses and mules
he stands eighth, being exceeded by
J matllla, Union, Linn, Malheur,
Harney, Gilliam and Crook, In
sheep und goats she stands seven
jeenth. In swine, she stands second,
ing exceeded by Douglas. Where
UNh'.S Iir.AVY TAXIMYE1M.
l.Mir Win. p.,j . ,. ,, !
i i.v;.. I 1"'0"" U"
Follow u a complete list of tax-
wauls hi luie county; ' 1
Armtitige, K-mtu (;,. u
Awbrov, M T ' ; -
irst N.,ti mul iwnk .' 600
llond, A M'.N.,
1 u s h i a-1 1 , J A ...... . . nTo
J alrforiihi A Oregon Laud Co... fiti'mo
t .eriy,I.n id ,3 flM
Chrisiiian, ti U 3":to
Coleman. .1 It u'm
Conser, Mrs Kllzihetti 'iH
('(K.per, Estate Martha W Iii'huO
Davis, J E u'sjs
Doiiglna & Co p'H.so
)uun, Mrs AC
Dunn, Estate !' U tu ymi
l!1!"". Y toiioo
Edwards, S H L'l.tHii)
Eilgenu Watcr.Co ," fy V'Vj
Eergu-nn, Jit n'jui,
Frieimly, S H 1SM.V'
(iillesple, Jacob 2 1 ,1ts.
Harpole, Estate J W 14,5iu
Harris, J II and H J
Hendricks, TO ll.U.V)
llolt'iiiun, J unit's 10,37)
Hollmun, W H li,(xio
Holt, H 1) 15,87il
Hovey, A O & Co 30,(Mo
Howurd, It V 10,:il0
Howe, N A W 11, oW
llylaud, A D 14,70.)
Haruing, 15 F 11,040
Lauer, Cbas '22,Ula
Matlock, J D 11, fjtio
Maxwell, John 14,(ii0
Meek, Estate Surah M and
Millet, OC 11,01)0
Moores, A N and heirs, C W
Moores f 14,2s)
MeClung. J II i.7,l0i
Noland. P C M.Hii
Oweu, II C IJ.H.lii
Oregon A ( nlitoriiia Itnilrouil .. 7t0,(M.')
Patlisou, Hcvlurt 10,57s
Picket, (i W 1U.K0
ltobiiison, Estate L It 10,7tKJ
S.mford, James H",!M)0
rcott, W J J H,!i-0
Sharpies, A and E 14.4.10
Shclton, Adah L I0,ri
Smith, 1'. C and II Otlsing... H,74 )
Spencer, W C
Vitus, A mid son-
Walker Mrs M J
Whiteaker. .1 II 13.600
Wilkins, M J and A EI.OO.)
Willamette Ileal Estate Co !,(
('(HiiiiiU-loiii i s Coin t.
Ileiiien way Itroliiers livery for
court to brulg.t
Chester 1 ;tvi elt-cti'iiis ilahned
K) 00 allowed
1) P P.tirlon assessor
W H Walker elect ions
L T Harris deputy district uttor
tornev state vs Ivii'le
L T Harris deputy district attor
ney skite vs Markley
L T Han is doputy district attor
ney state vs linker
L T Harris deputy district at or
noy stato vs Moo
L T Harris deputy district attor
ney state vs Koe
L T 'Harris deputy distrh't attor
ney state vs Craig
L T Harris deputy district attor
ney state Vs Lemon
L T "Harris deputy district attor
ney state vs Poster
L T 'Harris deputy district attor
ney state vs Patterson
L T "Harris deputy district attor
ney stule vs Sanders & New
hum L T Hurris deputy listrict attor
ney examination of L Land
schoofl Luckey & Company blacksmith
lug IL Campbell printing Novem
ber and December
Hubert Johnston paupers
T O Maxwell gravel
E Hangs stage for insaue Land
school! anil witnesses
V It Montgomery bounty on
Clayton Iniiian bounty on two
(! Colev lumber
J W Wrinht collla for J W
Drown pauper claimed f.Jd.00;
Albert Johnson board J W
Drown, pauper claimed J20.00;
J E Dirtier clothes for J W Brown
Isaac Z.r m wait shsving, dressing,
etc, ol J W Drown pauper
elaini'd io.00, allowed
Fred Edwards digging grave
for J W Brown pauper
J II Mill - VHinstofunorul J
Churle- I. e nursing .1
p.rov. .. a per claimed $3,00
no! ailow.- l
L W .Itro .n medical atten
ding '-...si er
C. II li.k-ii nu naiuer supplies
J L Ziegler pauwr supplies
Orav x Son pauper soppma ....
Voliiey Heiienwny pauj'er sup
plies F Kiesner paujier supplies
Henderson & Linn pauper sup
plies Martin it Son cofntr Tor In
digent soldier claimed $15.00
A not UK it PnoDftT. Oregon can
r.i-0 many products that have been
neglected 'in the past. The way to
make the o'ste Ilourish Is to raise every
pi'oduet possible. During the past
summer Peter DMer, who resnhsin
SpriughYld precinct mUd several
hundred bushels of canary seed and
he has sold the sains in Portland,
Salem and Eugene. He received four
c,,Hper pound f.r the cd. H i
better than tli canary seed rai-ed in
C.lifomhi and other state., weighing
considerably mere to the bushel.
IIlNKV Pi'.oNKri Accit'Kvr. -Saturday's
Albany DeniiKTat: Early
this-.imrm.ig Henry i-ro.,k was
work at the freight depot when he Ml
,l,r-..r'sa rotten place in the plat'onii
iu a manner to rapo bis right le' Ht
tl't' ankle, Mr It Vrthl.iks .u a very
:Cliui manner lb, revived g.od
treatment and ' atteripsm was ex
pert '"'In. -. '. frol, (,"l'u,,lt-'
IATHERIN3 OK THE SCOTCH
Art. yo umik-ln Ut thu tntst'tiu, to lb mralln u' ,
tLu clittm, ,
With yuur taruun unj your pibroch and your
liunnutri mid brugiuiat
Thoro n Xwlin from Now II:unhlra anil
Mulli!iuia fr. ni Miilnn, ,
MiVarthys froui Minnouri mil Ti-boimwo Miv '
Ki'lh-ys. Caiy, Dunns and Parcy ty tha
ili'fc n and tho oro
AsdU'Ki-rrullot Vlrvuiu, whom the Trilby IU
r.i nro Cocliruncs (born Coreorsn) s pot
l'lifd an you il'k-ic,
And Ki'iiyoti who woro Kwiian and Mui
IriH'ii, unou Murphy. i
And wo'll nit upon the pint atoup. and wo'll
talk "I nu Id limit "J no
A rri quaff tho flowln hasclo to our IsmIm'
bunnls eyna. ,
And we'll Join In Jubtlatiou for tha thing tlwl
wo aro not,
For wo any xra amn't IrUh, and IKxl knowi w
an n't H.t.
-t'alvtn K. IlraunlKau In IkuUm IMut !
MRS. LATON'S TEA.
Ensjtiml in the depths of her big arm
chair, a sinilu lighting up her fine old fueo,
that her white hair framed with a crown
of snow, Mrs. Huriium was considering
her nephew Andrew, a (food looking young
fellow (1f 28, who, for his part, was eonsld
orlnK thu ttmepieee on tho mantel, wliiwo
IuiihU were ulruady well past B o'clock.
"Well, Andrew, do you 11ml my cloek
Iu some confusion tho young man stam
mered nn excum, but she went on: "Now,
duu't deny It, you nniiKlity fellow! You
wanted to know If your visit had L-istod
long enoiiKh for you Ui tako your deiirt
"Not at nil, aunt Your wiesg U (tiitti
wrong, for 1 liaven't tlio sllKhtii't Inten
tion of going yot. But why do you keep a
regular sundial like that In your drawing
"Perhaps because I wns born so long
ago tliut It Is I, and not tho cloek, that is
Mil nd time. But cornel Instead of criti
cising toy drawing room, tell rue what
you aro going to do when you leave here"
''In the flrst place, 1 am not going to
leavo hero for some time, but when I havo
wearied you with my presence until you
cannot stand It any longer It will La time
for mo to o to Mrs. luon's tea,"
"Mrs. Luton l'nullno Latonf"
"Ah, yes! I ustxl to see her somo tlmo
ago. 1 rcmemlicr her vaguely a largo
"She is u blond, aunt"
"Indeed!1 She used to 1)6 a brunette
And so you aro sighing at the foot of Mrs.
"Wo aro nil sighing nt her foot"
"Sho must enjoy itf
"Well, 1 rather think she does."
"Is It funr"
"Yes, after a fashion. We are always
tho sumo llttlo circle of friends, and thou,
besides Mrs. Inton, there's a sister, a rath
er riskI looking girl, and a few other young
matrons and liaeuclor girls. "
"And wliat do you do Uwldes look at
" Wo UiUo tea, which wo moderato with
rumnnda lilt of lemon. We grow I p, and we
"But, my dtvir aunt ono must do some
thing lictwccn 6 o'clock mid dinner."
"Kvlilontlr. And Ulrtlng Is what you
liavo found to do."
"It Is a way to kill time."
"I scarcely know just whut you uionn
by tho tenii. Kxpluln It to mo. "
"Oh, impossiblu! A dctlultlon for tho
word has long been sought, but It has not
yot been foui:iL But giveu a young wom
an teto a t.ito with a young man who Is
not a fool, and I warrant you It won't lie
long before you will huvo a practical dem
onstration. Flirtation Is a manlier of be
ing discreetly indiscreet To know how to
flirt Is no common accomplishment It Is
a veritable science"
"Aud is lovo a sclonce toof"
"No. It Is rather an art"
"And marriage, what Is Iti"
"Oh. that Is philosophy I"
"Indeed? At what ago docs ono attain
"As lato us possible. "
''It scorns to me that at 28"
"Aunt, aunt," crlisl Andrew, springing
from his clmlr, "confess that you nro con
cocting sonio terrible plot You look as
guilty as a conspirator."
Mrs. Bnriuoil smiled a flno smllo and
enjoyod for a moment tho consternation
In her victim's fiioo. Then sho answered,
after a pause:
"Yes, you nro right I wish to got you
"In heaven's name, what havo I done to
youK' gasped tho young man, with comlo
serlousness,iiiid, as tho old lady still smiled,
ho continued: "See horo, aunt, I should
never have susiwctcd you of such n thing.
You, a woman of liitolllgenoo, a sujsTlur
woman, descending to the rolo of mateii
ninkerl It Ls a terrlblo shattering of my
"Come, como, my poor Ixiy, do not bo so
cast down. Tho girl ls charming, I assure
"Of ooursu," Andrew burst out, "tho
girl ls always charming. Oh, I know her!
I cjin see her now. Sho may not bo exact
ly pretty; but, as you have said, sho li
chsrinlng. Sho drosses admirably and
makes all hor own gowns. Sho stood ut
the hoikd of her classes In school and at
tends lectures now. Moroovur, sho has
taken cooking lessons und can put up pre
serves. She plays tho piano, sho slugs, she
paint;, and sho has a tidy fort u no labor
own right Buhl No, a thmisiuid timos
no! I do not want this miracle of purfeo
tlon. I know n thing or two, uunf, ovon
If I don't look It And If I marry, I shall
marry a woman who suts mo simply for
tho solo and unlqtio reason thnt she ihsis
suit me. But I know girls. They nro all
alike, and I know what they nro and what
they are worth. Them Isn't ono who stilts
mo or can suit me, and I shull remain a
"And you go to take tea at Mrs. I.n
ton's," murmured Mrs. Harmon between
her teeth, while n disturbing oxpnsislon
ratiio Into her rlenr swing old eye.
Older this Ironical anil oven inquisito
rial look Andrew lust countenance a little.
Ho ooiild not deny that to matrimony ho
preferred Ulrtlng with Mrs. Lnton.
He w..s pulling himself together to reply,
or rather to defend himself, wh a Uio
street do r Is'U was luurd.
"A cull" r, eh? I t'.ls ymir r'-s l!on
day, mil. t: "rdo yo i, i ., give yeir .'nouos
tea at 5 o " ' "kf"
'You nn- bi.:ertli.-:.t, !"; !u'w. At " )
ui'8 win. i.i i! n ' ;"vc j'j'cln i. li -Ut
tlol.s.' It i - t."t I-..-I a e..I!er. llnJSI''-
lt , ; I i ii." i -I K'l-nmond, !. -vhai
n.iug ;'. i I "' "'" '
"I Khali li"". V..
),iy .ii . Mie i to m hi'i"
I to II 1-raliUhi rn.-rs:
"Never I Or, If you insut, t nha'.l go In
to this Utile antcroiiiu unit at her
through tho cluck of the il.s.r. That Is the
only ronccaahm I shall make." And tho
young man tcpsl quickly Into tho next
room n the op.utu diT opeiiMl to admit
the vlltor. lhrougli tho silt Andrew
could make out tho gnuvf nl silhouette of
a young girl
"How do you do, Sirs. Harmonf sold
tho girl n she entered the room. "I have
brought luiektho little tsKiksonthoorphan
asylum thnt you lent muiuma. May I
suvy a moment with you?"
She. continued to keep her Wk townrd
Aniln'w, and he, now Uigtmiliig to (ret
tlrixl of tha game, hsd ulxiut tsineludcd
that she must le frightfully ugly.
"llt down here, dwr, Is-slds me," ami
Mrs. Harmon mslly contrlvtd to place the
girl Just oppolt tho small room, and tho
young man, approaching his vyo to the
crook, was struck by tho pretty fi he bo
teld. "Well, RosanmiiJ, whnt are yoa doing
nowadays? Are you going out miu hf"
"No; very llttlo. I had a r;ird for Mrs.
taton's U this afternoon, but I wrote her
I wns 111. You will not betray mo, will
you?" and slut laughed a merry laugh that
set Andrew's luvirt to vibrating.
"Do you not are for audi alTalrs?" naked
"Surely, Mrs, Harmon, you do not think
It would bo amusing tis;sud nu hour or
two wuUhlng Mm Litcu's lllrtatlous,
with no ono to talk to but tho Insipid
women and stupid men of her setf"
"You nro severe, my ohlld."
"Seven Welt, with a woman like Mrs.
Lntou 1 do Hot think one can lie too much
Iustlnetlvoly Mm Harmon raised her
eyes to thod'Mir thnt oonctutlotl Andrew,
and, under pretext of arranging the por
Mere, sho crosstnl tho room, and, as sho re
arranged tho drapery, whispered to hor
nephew: "U mrly 6. You'll lw lato for
But her warning was unhrtxlwl. An
drew did not budgo. As for tho girl by
tho fire, sho was still full of hor Idea.
"Do u know Mrs. LnUui, Mrs. Har
mon?" she nsktsL
'Yes, yes," the old lady Imstenod to re
ply, und, to turn the conversation, she
wont on: "Hut you are wrong to declare
that all men are stupid. There are some
who uro quite sensible. "
"Sensible? Well, I do not know them.
I do not mean that they nro ull stupid, but
they think themselves so superior that
they aro wourltoiuo. They aro vain, Insuf
ferable bores, with their blusu airs and
their Idea that they uro Irroslsllhlu hrcnuso
they can illrt with Mrs. l-nton, who has
bloiu'litsl hair aud smears (mint ou her fikoe
as If It were n mletu and whoso brains
uro good for nothing buttodiwlse outra
Again Mrs. Harmon cast an uneasy
glance toward tho llttlo mom la which
Andrew was fust waxing angry, lie would
havo liked to strangle this girl, whoso su
perb health aud triumphant liouuty Irri
"And when will you git married, my
doar?" suggested Mrs. Harniou, again
throwing herself Into tho brunch.
" I shall never marry."
"Indeed? Why not?"
"Why not?" rcpontisl Kosumond, a shad
ow of melancholy coining over tls fiwxi
tluit Amlnnv admired In spite of himself.
"Becauso I am n little fool who cannot do
ns tho rest do. I would wish to love my
lnisliand and to havo him lovo mo. I would
wish to marry a man whom I should sin
glo out from among tho rest for his gissl
ncHH and Intelligence. I would wish to
have confldcncu in him, and, nls.vo all, to
no proud of him.
As the girl spoke she hud Uvoine nnl
mnUxl with a gentle cxnltatlon, which was
not without Its effect on the young man
ucninu tuo door.
"Woll, Ibsiamuiid, " euld Mrs. nnrmou,
"why do you not realize your dream?"
"Bocauso there are no young men nowa
days who rare to look for n girl who
please thorn. Marriage for them Is a mat
ter of business, nothing more, and the
woman herself dors not count T hoy marry
When they have lost tholr money, and
when tho llttlo heart they possessed ha
boon frittered away on some Mrs. Lnton or
Again Mrs. Harmon arose, nnd, protend
ing sho had an order to give, excused her
self and hastened to her nephew.
"Woll, aunt, she has given us a nice
dressing down, eh? For a 'charming girl,'
I would hock hr against the world. "
"Hurry, Andrew I It Is Into, and you
have almost missed yonr Urn."
"My ten!" ho repeated. "Bother my
ton I Is there nothing else In tho world
but my tea? No, you must find nn oxcaso
to bring me Into tho room, and I'll show
that young shrew whether nil men aro
fools. Oh, she need have no fear. I shall
not try to marry hor, for I still have all
my hair, a llttlo money nnd a heart still
Mrs. Harmon could not restrain a smile
nt tho young man's vexation, and five
minute later Andrew entered tho drawing
But, contrary to all eisvrtntlons, the
conversation did nut booomt a whr of
words. On the contrary, tho girl's fresh
gnyety disarmed Andrew's anfrer at once.
His preconceptions fled before hor dlmplod
smiles and hur guntlo voice, and he soon
fell under her charm, forgetting his augor
In his admiration for hor graceful niove
inonts, tho penetrating tlmhroof hor voloe,
the sjiarkle of her wit.
Tho hour for tho tea had long passed,
and Andrew was still there. Ho had lost
all doslro to run after Mrs. baton, that
faded doll whom ltosamond, as ho was
forced to admit to himself, hod portrayed
A nd enaoonned once more In tha dspths
of her armchair Mrs. Harmon smiled a
kindly smllo and silently regarded the
young ponple, who, for their part, looked
at ono another with looks that do not de
ceive and In which tne old aunt rand with
ioy the hope of a hsppy union. Adapted
"rem the French For Hnu Francisco Ar
gonaut NUwl Shafting.
An eminent engineer Is quoted In En
gineering Mechanics n Insisting that the
projiar way to mako a stisd shaft ls with
tho hydraulic proas. Opinions differ wide
ly In this finiiuir, and tho practice varies
accordingly. ' ha custom of some Is to an
neal a straight forging, turn lt In tha lathe
and then annual It aguln. They produce
the collars nt tho end by upsetting tha
metal, ntntii got the fillers running round
Into the. flange from tha shaft Home en
gineers still favor the boring out of shaft
in order to tako away that part containing
defect In casting, but this U not a general
rule, lux-uuso often tho I )est part of tho
stcul la toward the center of the sliaft, aud
nut on the outside. The assumption Is
that In pooling off a sUsd casting the sul
phur nnd curboii oolloct In tho center be
cuiiM.' of tliut part remaliiljig fluid longest
Aguln, f'irgliigs nmsl unncullng, just as
Oistlngs do. But If a steel costing were put
In an annealing furaaoa, It would suitor
a"p.V Di'iJln I iM Irt" worthy of un-
' ruin flKfl uiiilriruiiniuiil " ! - !. Iitf
MIO I I.I. M'CCtKB MMVHKI.L?
U I).) will ho our next I'like.!
Slates senator? In answer to this
riddle it may bo sitid that indica
tions thus far loan towards u reac
tion of ti e scenes and acts of two
i.viars ago. Indications aro of u
f ir grfiiter opposition to Senator
John II. Mitchell's re election than
was revealed at any time during
the session of the last legislature
prior to the famous deadlock. At
this time two years ago there km
practically no organized body iu
opposition to Mr. Polph, but to
day thero does exist such a body
fully as determined to defeat Mr.
Mitchell as ever tho "immortal
thirty" wore bunt on defeating the
man who lacked ono vote. Two
years ago, like today, there was
no recognized choice among the
opposition to the avowed candidate,
that is, uo fixed personality bad
then been chosen as a rallying
point by those who desired Mr
Dolph's defeat, nor is there such a
personality revealed by tho man
euvering of tho figured in tho sena
torial game now playing, lhat
there is somebody somewhero in
the hidden dephtiis of dark (Kilnics
there need be no doubt. This
somebody will bo sprung most
likely in the manner of two years
aC'i, and in this method of spring
ing eleventh hour possibilities lies
the most serious objection to tho
True, there are several men
spoken of in connection, but these
disavow tho ambition of aspiring
to represent the state of Oregon as
its United States senator if ser
iously entertained. This is the
usual game when thero is but one
candidate in the field whom it is
IioikhI to defeat. Our objecting to
this method of electing or defeating
an aspirant is that it invariably
ends in a midnight surprise, and
in order to bring about such sur
prises other business of greater
importance than tho election of a
Heuatoi is lost sight of. Our leg
islative fiasco of two years ago is a
cuso in point. For forty days and
forty nights did our statesmen
then contend with tho senatorial
problem which ended in a 12
o'clock wonder, with no better
record ruudo by any of thorn than
a largo expense account for stato
settlement and partisan devotion
to untiring aspirations and un
dying love for office. All this may
be an intensely interesting occupa
tion for the tricksters in politics
who manipulate tho grangers in
both houns, but tho pooplo of Ore
gon expect more attention to busi
ness and less politics from the
coming session. Just how they
can rcalizo thoir desires is hard to
determine when every indication
points to a repetition of tho lizzie
of two years ago. Unless ono or
tho other faction of tho republican
majority iu tho legislature backs
down, the cheering outcomes of tho
last session must bo looked tor.
But on the firm stand of both de
pends the existence of each. Tho
one which betrays the whito
leather is doomed. The line as
drawn in this county may not ex
tend to all the others, but it is
known that each faction has its
adherents in tho delegations from
tho larger outside counties of the
The best informed of our local
political wiseacres hold that twenty
nine republicans will refuse to vote
for John II. Mitchell under any
circumstances. If this is a fact
the populists w ill control tho elec
tion of a sen itor. Hut in addition
to these twenty-nine it is claimed
that there aro eight more suscep
tible of conversion. In that event
it might become nociBaary to unito
all the elements to re-elect the
present incumbent. Could this be
done? is now the supreme question.
Plainly speaking we think this
impossible. The steps to bring
such a coalition about are now un
der way, but whether tho scheme
will succeed remains for time to
divulge. All this, however,
proves the incertitude, of dead sure
sjlitical snaps in Oregon. Look
ing at the prosject for intelligent
action at the hands of the coming
session of the legislature as its
time of meeting approaches leaves
one in doubt us to expected good
results coming out of its chaotic
political differences. True, we do
not despair, but thnt is owing more
to the hope implanted in the hu
man breast forbidding a collapso
so long as a ray of light is left than
to the unclouded wisdom of our
legislators. Tie follies of man
kind are daily repeated, and fre
lently. t"i, by men who have
reaped the r fruits in the past. A
large e I'l'iitat;-) of the members
..f our ftiitc seni'n havo been
i . I il l.
ti.r " 'ii M.c b.iiy ol tne (leainoca ,
two ..ir- ago. Have these learned I
thing frutn experience, and if.
si-.'m ...it i it? This question can J
. !, ti.in" ery correctly from i
i ,,! r io'H -"ns ii. tlio coming session.
1 l.eir i oust .u i.ts will, no doubt,
make not 1 of their behavior.
MUCORliE'lT I'A VH I II K FHKIGH1.
The Kcpuolicun St Helens Mist,
U S Senator Mclltide's official or
g;m talks thusiy: "Mr II V Cor
bttt has come to be a great man all
at onco in tb" opini in of a few Port
land p "litu ians, and thero are sev
eral ot them just now using his
name in connection with the
United Slates senatorship, not be-catr-e
they want tho old gentleman
elected, or even imagine that ho
will be elected; but ho is a wealthy
man, and by making him believe
he has a certain following his "leg
can bo pulled'' for boodle with
which to defeat Mitchell. Tho old
gentleman is childish and a little
taffy pleases him v ry much; in
deed so much that from his mil
lions he, no doubt, cheerfully con
tributes liberally to the fellows
who aro out for boodle, but whose
real purpose is to make a cat's paw
of Mr Corbett aud get him to put
up tho money with which to defeat
Mitchell in the hope that Mr Joseph
Simon may goto the senate.
Mr Corbett, no doubt, is in good
faith i he same as John K Caples
was for the nomination for con
gress last spring, but the use of his
name at this time is for the sole
purpose of making him pay the
campaign expeusts of another
whoso inimo will Im put forward
whenever tho opportunity presents
itself. In the case of Mr Ciples
last spiing they wanted to use bis
ability and influence, with Mr Cor
bett they want to use his money.
The first object of this mall ag
gregation of boodle politicians is to
create distention sufficient to pre
vent Mr Mitchell's election, and if
that is accomplished with Mr Cor
liett's money that gentleman will
be brought to the stern realization
that ho has performed his part in
tho political drama and he will be
cast, aside and tho author of the
play will bo presented.
Thoso who have watched tho
drift of tho proceedings closely agree
that this is the ostensible purpose
of tho opposition to Mitchell, and
coming events will, no doubt, soon
demonstrate tho truthfulness of tho
prediction. Ono thing is certain,
Mr Cor bell's namo is not being
used with the belief that ho stands
the slighest chance of success."
During the Christmas reason it's
tho early shopper that catches the
If Senator Corbett gets into the
senatorial tight it vill be the caso
of a "goose being well plucked by
The ugriculturo department has
mado an npptal for tho observance
a "bird day'' throughout tho coun
try. The object is to instruct the
people generally and the young in
particular, in tho value ot our na
tive birds and tho means cf pro
tecting them from wanton destruc
tion. The idea is a good one aud
should receive generous support
from ptople of all classes, especial
ly in tho rural district.
Oakesdale, Wash., has a popu
list mayor, with a will of his own.
The city marshal became intoxica
ted the other night and held up
two young men ar.d a young lady
returning from choir praotice. j Jle
drew his rovolver, commanded, the
the trio to hold up their hands,
and gavo thotn a lecture on keeping
such lato hours. One of the young
men was a sun of the mayor. May
or Williams and his two sons went
down town immediately after, found
tho marshal in a saloon, took, jhis
"gun" and shield . from him, and
put him in tho city "cooler." i The
next morning the office of marshal
was declared vacant.
The district court of appeals at
Washington bus very properly bold
that a telegraph company is liable
for blunders of its employes. A
New York firm telegraphed to a
customer that it would sell potatoes
at 55 cents a bushel. Aa delivered
tho telegram road 45 cents. Two
car loads were ordered, and cus
tomers wcro found for half the con
signment. Ho brought suit to re
cover the profits he would,, havo
made from the resales. This was
deniodby tho court, but it held that
be was eni:tled to recover "the ao
tual pecuniary damage that he
might have.sustained through the
failure to obtain the potatoesat the
price at which he had reason to
suppose they hud been offered him."
felegraph companies have always
disclaimed liability for errors in
transmission, unless the mesgage
was repeated, the sender to pay for
for the repeating, hut it is non
scute to suppose lhat such corpor
ations have any right to compel
double payment in order to secure
O.nk Pkisoskk. Sunday's Halem
(talesman: J K rUitherlln of lloseburg
wn Drought to tbls elty by Hberltr A
C Agee of Douglas county aud placed
In the penitentiary, having been con-
VICIW1 or IliaiiSIMilgl ut mm nii""""
for a two years' term. The sheriff wa
accompanied by one guard, and on bis
Brrlvnl lu tins city walked to prison
with bis inuii. thus saving the expense
of cab biro. The cost of brluglug the
prisoner to tbls city was $10.66.
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