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VOL. 1. JACKSONVILLE, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1871. NO. 7.
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/©•LEGAL TENDERS taken at par fot
letter From Senator Fay.
The pledge demanded in these resolutions I conclusive proof, that at that time, although Wells, in a public speech delivered in the
not square with what I corsidered was every individual present wns acquainted Court House, Jacksonville, Nov. 1870, Mr.
To the Citizens of Jackson County. due the South. The candidate was pledged with the contents of Col. Kelly’s letter, none Burnett, while nowhere denying the charges
F irst J udicial D istrict —Circuit Judge. P.
it is true, to tavor our route, but still might of us believed its pledges comprehensive made against him, seeks to excuse his perfidy
P. Prim ; Prosecuting Attorney. II. K. lHnnn.
Io this letter, I propose a review, as brief vote subsidies to another route, which would ■ enough. Mr. Wells did not sign the paper, on the ground of fealty to his party. I will
t.’oHM/y—Circuit Court, Second Monday
in February an<l November. County Court, fir*t
as I can make it, of the events immediately effectually destroy ours. For instance : we but stated he woould stay out of the caucus. take this occasion to distinctly deny the
Monday in each month.
proceeding the Senatorial election ; and the all know, that if the Penura road is built Of Course I cannot pretend to sav what was charges he brings against myself, of collusion
Ofirrrt—Jsdge. T. It. R- Shipley:
connection which the delegation from Jack- before ours, theconstruction of the road through the reason he refused to sign, and why he with the Republean party, and of pledging
Clerk, Silas J. Dav ; Sheriff. Henry Klippel ;
son, Josephine, and Douglas, had with the the Southern counties will be indefinitely post, declared that he “would not bound in wri them any votes from Jackson or elsewhere,
Deputy Sheriff, E. D Foudray ; Treasurer, John
Neuber ; Assessor, David Redpath ; County Com
same. In order to do this, it will be necessary poned ; consequently, while a Senator might ting to anything;” but the following fact and declare those chargee grossly, willfully
missioners, John S. Herrin, Thomas Wright;
to review briefly, the Inst political campaign stand pledged to our road under these resolu may throw some light on his action. A few and maliciously false, and the author of them
School Superintendent, Wus. M. Turner ; Survey
or, J. S. Howard ; Coroner, L. Gauung.
in this county. It will be remembered, that lions, he might safely vote subsidies to the other, days before this, Mr. Wells came to me in my a willful and malicious slanderer and fiaK
Jtirkniiiillf Precinct. —Justice of the Peace,
the Democratic party were charged with be which would destroy its prospects. I insisted rooms, and stated that “Jack Burnett wanted In the letter referred, to he relies upon the
-Jauies It. Wade ; Constable, N. Stephenson.
testimony of three witnesses, to wit: Joe.
ing opposed to internal improvements gener that the pledge should not only be in favor «four 82,000 to remain out of the caucus.”
Town of Jaelnonrille.— Trustees, A. II. Martin,
; and the Democracy of this state, were road, but directly and positively against every
7o say that I was astounded does not ade Wells, W. Lair Hill, Esq., and sime mythi-
«James Wilson, N. Fisher; President of the
charged particularly, with being opposed to a other conflicting road, until ours was built, quately express my emotion at this piece of republican, to whom he gave his-word(?) not
Hoard, David Linn ; Recorder, U. S. Hayden ;
"Treaiurer, Henry Pape ; Marshal, G. Seaman.
railroad through the Rogue River, and Ump or its completion placed beyond question. In information. I asked him how much he to reveal the author of the statement. Mr.
qua Valleys ; that, if a Democratic Senator this opinion, the delegations from Jackson, wanted, lie replied that he “ought to have Burnett has displayed so little regard for his
V’ounry Ojhcert.— Judge, J. B. Sifers ; Sheriff,
was elected, he would favor Congressional Josephine, Coos and Curry, and Mr. Cald as much a# Jack.” Without giving him any word ir. other instances, that I imagine his
Daniel L- Green ; Clerk. Charles Hughes ; Asses-
aid, for what is known as the Pengra road. well of Douglas, fully concurred—the rest of ] definite answer, in order not to place him on elastic conscience would readily excuse him
• ir, R. E. Foley; Treasurer, Wm. Naucke ;
Commissioners, Thomas G. Patterson, II. Wood
It whs further charged, that Congressmen the delegation from Douglas holding the' his guard, I left him, determined to ferret for violating it in this instance. I propose
sock ; School Superintendent, R. It. Middles-
Smith was fully committed in favor of that pledge ample enough. Col. Kelly answered this piece of contemplated treachery to the to confront him with two of his own wit
road, and that the Herald newspaper was the letter of Senator Mosher, fully endorsing bottom. Descending the stairs to the street, nesses, leaving the broad inference, that if
Jo»,f>hinc t’/uufy.—Circuit Court. First Monday
advocating that route : that the Republican the resolutions, about the 16th or 17th of the first perron I saw was Mr. Burnett. I his unnamed witness is Dot a myth, he would
in April end Fourth Monday in October. County
Court. First Monday in January, April, July and
Senator Williams, had championed a road September.
said to him, “Jack I had no idea in the world us clearly contradict him ns Messrs. Wells
into our valley, against the’ opposition of Mr.
On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18th, 1870, the that you wanted ‘chicken pie.’ ” Said he, and llili do. I imagine that this unnamed
Smith, which would effectually secure us from following gentlemen were assembled at my “uh ! if there is chicken pie lying roud loose witness is like one whom I shall have occa
danger from the Pengra to id. For these rooms, for the purpose of taking into consid I want my share.” I then left Mr. Burnett, sion to comment on, when reviewing the
reasons it was urged, that the election of a eration the best course to be pursued by the fully satisfied that both had been tampered Herald's charges against myself. Mr. Bar.
Democratic ticket would be d Sistrous to the delegation in the South, in the Senatorial with, and that with some faint spirit ot re nett, like that excellent journal, has some*
best interests of the County. ¡Iolladay, and caucus to be held next night, to wit: Senator morse they intended to give me the refusal of what of a penchant lor informants whom he
Williams, aided by active friends in this llolzclaw, and Representative Walcion of their sale. Thia incident wns the cause of declines tn name. Mr. Burnett says :
“On that day Wells said to me that Mr.
County, were bringing to bear all the appli Josephine, aud Representatives Lockhart of there being a written pledge drawn up. J in
JACKSONVILLE LODGE No. !•
asked him whether he was going to sign
ances, money and patronage could give, to Coos and Curry ; Caldwell, of Douglas ; Ra tended if possible to have the written proof of
or not? He (Wells) said no. Wells then
OLDS ITS REGULAR MEETINGS ON
secure the defeat of the Democratic Legisla der, Wells, and Burnett, of Jackson, and my their perfi ly. My impression is, that this told me that Mr. Fav tried to scare him by
every Saturday evening at the Odd Fellows'
Hall. Brothers in good standing are invited to
tive ticket. You will remember that in my self. We were unanimous in the opinion was on the Friday preceding the Senatorial threats, saying that if he did not sign the in
JAMES BUCKLEY, N. G.
public speeches during the last canvass, 1 that tiie pledge proposed by the meeting re election, and I had no conversation with Mr. strument lie would ruin him. Wells then
THOS. PAULSON. R. Sec y.
California St., (Up Stair»,) over Reames
denied these charges ; and pledged myselt ferred to was not comprehensive enough. I Wells since, up to the time of the meetinj; in became mad and told Mr. F. to go to----- , so
J ohn B ilger ,
he says, and then Mr. F. told him, that he
<k Wilson’s Livery Stable,
If. K oppel ,
and pledged the party, that if we succeeded will pause here to call attentiou to tjie fact’ my rooms ; and the inference I d;rw, was was onlv jesting, and meant do harm at all,
>1. V. H elms ,
in electing a Democratic Legi-Iature, the that in the joint letter of Messrs. Burnett, that bis refusal to sign a written pledge, and said, “Wells, you must have Balt.” So
Regular Rahvkah Degree meeting, last Monday
rights of this—one of the staunchest and Waldon and Wells published in the Herald while declaring he wo ild n it go into caucus, Wells said, “do you wish to salt me. to get me
night of each month, at 74 o’clock p. tn.
May 1st, 1869.
strongest Democratic counties in the State, some two months ago, it is asserted that the was b.is <1 upon a desire to see the •‘chicken out of the caucus?” “Yes.” “Well,” said
Wells, “you will have to salt Burnett if you
to the means of prosperity enjoyed by other letter of Col. Kelly, endorsing the resolutions I 1 pie” lie hankered af.er, before putting bis salt me.” “Does Burnett require salt?”
C. W. KAIILER,
sections, would be recognized, and respected ; of the meeting, “was abundantly satisfactory’’ name to a pledge in writing- It appears bis “Yes, he is going into the caucus, to.” “The
Attorney anA Coiinsellor-at-Law,
and the neglect which we experienced under I to them ; and, therefore, they concluded to colleague bad no such scrupliss in regard to devil you sav,” said Fay. Wells said, before
he quit talking to Fay, that be had offered
Republican rule, would be remedied. After attend the caucus. Col. Kelly's letter was , i the violation of his written pledges On $2,000 worth of salt.to him, and told him tc
a campaign of unexampled virulen. e—after written prior to the meeting at my rooms, i i Monday morning, Sept. l‘J, 1870, I found say as much to Burnett. I had been looking
ORECON contending with treachery, within the organi at.d if they were satisfied with his letter, why ! Mr. Wells and Mr. Klippel, now Sheriff of ' out
Will practice in the Supreme Court. District, and JACKSONVILLE,
for something of this kind t > come out,
other Court« of this State.
Zition, anil open foes without; we triumphed did they sign the pledge given below ? Tin- Jackson county, i.i my ro in-, nnd learned as I had heard bo much about money, as the
OFFICE—In building formerly occupied by O.
Republicans with whom I had talked, had
wih the lots <>f but one man on the ticket. very fact that the greater portion of them ! that Mr. Wells bad deterurned to attend the said that there was money for that occasion.
Jacob’—opposite Court House square.
The Legislative ticket whs fully pledged to i signed the pledged below, is a conclusive caucus to beheld that night. I naturally This was on Monday, (he caucus day, and
DR. CEO B. TOL.YI kN,
endeavor to secure a railroad for Southern | proof that on the Sunday before the caucus became indignant at the treachery lie con work was hot on the side of the leading allies
(lute Surgeon U. S. Army.)
0>eg<m, an<l it was fully understood that no was held, within little over twenty-four hours templated, as well against bis colleague.’, as to break it up.”
Mr. Joseph Wells, in a letter to the Her»
Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,
Senator wool 1 be acceptable to the people t of the nomination, Col. Kelly’s letter was not his constituents; and then and there strongly
under date of December 24th, 1870, says
1 l/ILL PRACTICE TN JACKSON AND
of th s valley, who wus not fully committed , sail factory to them ; (nor JtcZ it become sat
|| adjacent counties, an I attend promptly to
mined by corrupt it fluences, and as a proof if the above statement:
aving a large and well select - in favor of a ra Ina 1 through Southern Oregon. ¿»factory until about noon on the next day :)
all calls on pro es-i^ntl busines-.
Mr. Burnett represents me also as haring
eJ ass irtment of
A'S"“» as tny election was ascertained a> ! and that the statement made in that letter that lie was open to such influences, re
OFFICE AND RESIDENCE,
to him a lengthy conversation, said
certain, I dcteruiii.el to secure if possible,' was an after thought, intended to shield them ] eouuted in the presence of Mr. Klippel, the to have occurred between Mr. Fay and myself
on 4th street, opposite the M. E. Church, Jack
from the Législature an authent.itive exprès», from the indignation of the constituencies conversation recited above. Mr. Wells did in regard to the subject of “salt.” Here,
Jan. Sth, 1870
ion of its views in fiv .rof the route through they attempted to betray. In the meeting in not deny a single word of this; and after I again Mr. B. is m staken. This part of his
Dr. L. T. DAVIS,
S ailberii Oregon ; through tbu instrumental* my rooms, I told these gentlemen, as I had i left the room, promised Mr. Klippel that he letter is of little consequence, but still, as a
matter of fact, I never related to him any
ity of a j >int resolution, asking of Congress, often told them before, that so far as my pei- would rt main , out of the caucus. This con such conversation.
co--On. l’ino street,
aid for the road proposed in what is known son al pr emotion was concerned, in this con versation occurred in the morning just before
Before that letter was written, Mr. Wells
Opposite I he Gid
a« ‘‘Wiliams’ Amendment.” And this test, it mattered nothing ; that the security the Legislature c iiiveud. Mr. Wells has tnew that I had recited the conversation be
propct was fully carried out. When the of the great interests uf our section was of not, and caun it dany this conversation, as it tween himself nnd me in reference to the
A kkissas L ive «» r S tasi e .
L g sla ivc convened, the election of U., S. paramount importance ; and until that vva« occurred in’the presence of a witness whose “chicken pie,” in a public speech to a large
Senator w.is of course the all absorbing topic. done, any aspirant from our part of the State veracity stands unimpeaehed. Nor can be aulienee in Jacksonville; but he does not
As the election of a Democrat was a foregone had not the ghost of a chance for any posi deny that upon the night of the 8th Sept '• 9 deny my assertions, but d >es deny the conver
E. 11. GKEENMAN,
Conclusion, the question was who w.rn'd be lion ; that our constituencies demanded pro the night Rev. Joab Powell preached in the sation, Burnett is willing to “qualify” to
the fortunate man. It was rumored that Mr. tection, and expected us to leave no stone Opera House at Salem; as a gentleman—a as part of his statement. One or the other
OFFICE—At the U. S. HOTEL, on Califor
B. J. Pengra, anil Mr. W. S. Ladd, both of unturned to obtain it ; that Gen. Lane, or citizen of this county—in company with my has falsified, but whether Wells told Burnett
nia Street, Jacksonville, Oregon.
whom have been Republicans, and the former any other man, whose interests were ideuti self was passing Irwin the Opera House toward anything about “salt,” or not, no such con
r-e~ Will practice in Jackson and adjacentcoun-
of whom still claims to be such, disgusted tied with ours, would suit, and that, although l Commercial Street, we s iw Mr. Wells de- versation occurred between myself and him.
ies, and attend promptly to pro essional calls.
with Williams’ proposed Amendment, which I had the same right that any other man has ! ; scending the stairs frytn Ben Holladay’s rail Mr. Wells was an earnest inquirer after
DR. A. B. OVERBECK
We are prepared to do all kinds of
would kill the’rr railread project, from Hum to aspire to position, yet that I was not so , road office, which was well known to be the “ch:cken pie,” not “salt,” and the proposi
ll/ILL PRACTICE MEDICINE AND SUR-
boldt by way of Klamath, to Eugene city, old but that I might wait; that the railroad I Republican caucus ronins; that we met him tion came from him, not me.
V V GERY, and will attend promptly to all calls
on professional business. His office and residence
along the line of which they had large lended was of more importance to the future success ! directly in the crossing of the street; uor will
Mr. Burnett is not only flatly contra*
interests : were actively working for Col. of our party in our section than my election. lie forget his confusion, when we accosted dieted by bis colleague in this instance, but
The Overbeck Hospital,
Kelly. The fact that Mr. Pengra, who is This was about the substance of my remarks, him. Tnis occurred about 9 30 p. m. Per in no less than two ether important instances
Ou Oregon Street, Jacksonville. Oregon.
the originator, and must untiring advocate of nnd in this I am assured that Senator Holz haps he can explain why he was in a Repub in the Name letter. But I proceed to call
». B. KBA.
JAMES D. FAT.
the route which is commonly known by his claw, now of Salem, Hons. F. G. Lockhart t lican caucus room, at that hour of the night. Mr. Burnett’s other witness. The following
FAY * REA
name ; and that Mr. Ladd, who was well and C. M. Caluwell, as well as Mr. II. Klip Thia occurrence took place before the Seua extract from a letter of Hon. W. Lair Hill
Attorneys and Couasellors-at.Law,
PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL
known to be largely interested in the lands pel of Jackson, who was also witness, will torial election. The pledge solemnly bound to the Herald, explains itself:
every man not to vote for a republican, not
along the route, were partizansof Col. Kelly; bear me out.
OFFICE—In Court Honse, up stairs.
P ortland , Dec. 6, 1870.’
believing that they could not be Buch from,
We then unanimously determined to re to form any coalition with the republicans, E ditor O regon H erald :
Will practice in the Supreme and other Court*
personal, or political motives; but from some main out of the caucus; and the following or to exchange votes, and to vote for no one
of this State.
Dear Sir:— In a letter from lion. Andrew
Mr. Wells s.tvs
he feared J. Burnett, relative to the election of United
expected benefit to their railroad route to be pledge in writing, was thereupon proposed, but a democrat.
Particular attention paid to the collection
derived from his election, determined me to and subscribed by all present except Mr. that a republican wouli be elected, and Mr. States Senator by the Legislature, at its last
of Ctaims against the Federal and State Govern
B irnett describes the way in which it wus to session, the following passage occurs -.
ment«, the Entry of Lands under the Pre-emption
secure, if possible from the candidates for Wells:
“It wan reported on this day. by Mr. Wm.
and Homestead Laws, and to the Entry of Mineral
be done. But if this pledge was observed
Senator, a pledge in favor of the Southern
Lodes under the recent Act of Congress.
Lair Hili, an attorney at law. from Portland,
We, the undersigned Democratic Senators
Oregon route, and against the Pengra route nnd Representatives, hereby solemnly pledge (Burnett and Wells were the only men who vi ami a prominent Republican of good standing,
DK. W. JACKSON,
—at least until! the construction of ours was our sacred honors as men, that we will re olated it,) the election of a republican was au amongst gentlemen, for truth and veracity,
placed beyond question. In this opinion the main out of the Democratic Senatorial Cau impossibility. The publication of this pledge that on the night before J. D. Fay was in tho
Dental Rooms in building formerly occupied by
entire Democratic delegation south of Caln cus. until the railroad rights and interests of is a sufficient answer to all the pretended Republican caucus.”
Dr. E. II. Greenmsn, corner California and Fifth
Justice to Mr. Fay demands that this state
pooia mountains, fully, and cordially con Southern Oregon are satisfactorily guaranteed fears which these gentlemen express in re
Streets. All styles of Dental work done on short
should be contradieted in a’ public a
curred. At an informal meeting of the Dem
notice, at reduced prices. Particular attention
gard to the election of Williams. If all of us manner ns it is made. Mr. Burnett is rnisin-
ocratic members of the Legislature, held
given to the regulation of children’s teeth. Teeth
extracted without pain by the use of the lute
Sept. 15th, 1870, Senator Mosher of Douglas, no circumstances whatever will we cast our had remained out of caucus, the election of a firmed. It was n it “60 reported” by me.
snethod of local anasthesia. Ail work warranted.
democrat was certain, unless one or more of When this report was attributed to me at
myself, and others, I believe, urged this votes for a Republican.
Salem, during the excitement about the elec
measure as not only an act of justice, but as
the subscribers violated their pledged words. tion, I was as muoh suprised ns any person
Nov. 20th. 1869.
essentially necessary to preserve the democrat
Burnett, Waldon and Wells were the only could be. I therefore went forthwith to the
ic ascendency in the South. While I was nd either to exchange votes or to elect any other
that did, and yet pretend to be alarmed two gentlemen who it was said had received
dressing the meeting an interruption in an ad
!est some persou else would. The alarm the statement from me, and they both «aid
joining room, caused me to believe the meet
that I had not so stated in their presence.
F. G. LOCKHART.
ing was eavesdropped, where upon, I imme
they displayed was only imaginary and in »
diately left the room and did not return. I
tended to shield them from the displeasure
air H ill .
learned afterwards, that the meeting did adopt
C. M. CALDWELL.
which they knew would be visited upon them
Where Mr. Burnett’s positive statements
the resolutions incorporated in the following
by their constituencies. This pledge was are so emphatically contradicted, as they are
aving located in jacksoj /V ille ,
B. F. HOLSCLAW.
signed on the eve of the caucus, within a little in these two instances, by the very persons
for U. S. Senator.
inform« the citizens of this place and vicinity
over twenty four hours of the making of the upon whose authority ho relie«, I appeal
that he ie now prepared to take orders foi*all kinds
ot gents’ and boy’s clothing at reasonable prices.
Salem, Sept. 18,1870.
nomination, and long after Col. Kelly’s letter to you. whether any credence can bo
of the Legislature, held ut Salem on the 15th
It will be seen that this paper bound the was written and circulated. If, as Messrs. placed upon any charge made by him. I
Sept., 1870, it was,
C lbamimo and R epairi :«? done.
Resolved, that each and every candidate for subscribers to nothing in my behalf, my Waldon, Burnett and Wells say, Col. Kelly’s have proved that he deliberately violated his
July Jd, 1ST».
United States Senator be required to pledge name is not mentioned; no support of me is letter was abundantly satisfactory, why did pledged word ; I have proven him a willful
PAMPHLETS, himself in writing to support and advocate promised, and if the railroad guarrantees two of them deliberately pledge their honors and malicious falsifier by his own witnesses,
the completion of the railroad through the
as men in writing afterwards, and the other and his whole course proves big treachery and
Counties of Douglas and Jackson, in accor which our constituents demanded were given
dance with the Act of Congress making the by the candidates, the subscribers were at orally promise to “remain out of caucus until perfidy. And it is stated here by promi
land grant, with the understanding that such perfect liberty to go into the caucus. The the railroad interests of Southern Oregon are nent Republicans of this county, the names
pledges may be made public if deemed proper object of the pledge was simply to obtain a satisfactorily guaranteed to us.’9 This ques of whom Mr. Burnett can have if he desires,
so to do..
tion their constituents would like to have that he was pledged to go for Williams for
Resolved, that the Secretary of this caucus guarantee of the influence of the Seriatim- to
hoice liquors AND CIGA-BS COJK
Senator, if there was a chance to elect him,
be instructed to present a copy of the fore be elected, in favor of the railroad interests “satisfactorily” answered.
etantly on band.
And all other kinds of printing required
to be done in the community, on
going resolution to each candidate for United of the Southern counties; that he might be
In a letter to the Oregon Herald, under for six weeks before he went to Salem. Ho
very reasonable terms.
States Senator. I have the honor to be,
solemnly pledged in writing, to regard our date Nov. 27, 1870, intended as a reply to idmite io the extracts given above that the
You who want Job Printing done, give
rights more than our representatives ut the ti e charges of bribery and corruption pre 1 Republicans “talked money to him," and it is
Your ob’t serv’t,
ns a oali, and we will satisfy you both in styleand
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National Capitol bad heretofore done; and is ferred by me against him and hia colleague]
L. F. MOSHER. Sec’y.
jlyl7-tf. •• prioe.
July 17th, 1869.
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