Oregon sentinel. (Jacksonville, Or.) 1858-1888, February 15, 1873, Image 3

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Saturday, Feb. 15, 1873.
, The following named persons are authorized to act ai
Agents for this paper In the places named:
fc. P. FUSTIER: 20 and 21 New Merchant Exchange,
fr.M.PKTTBNGIXXdJCO., 37 Park Row. NEW
TOBK, and 10 State afreet, BOSTON.
ALBERT MKIfET, (successor to Hudson Menet,
21 Park Eow, NEW TORE.
OfcO.Trt'ROWEI.1. & CO., Part KowNEW
Experienoe has demonstrated the ne
cessity of advance payments, for elec
tion printing, that impartiality may be
secured and justice done to all. Here
after ,all election printing, advertising
or job work, must bo paid for in ad
vance This rule will be strictly ad
hered. t in all cases. Oorao forward
ahd settle, or "Announcements" will
be discontinued.
UATIIOLIC services. ucv. saltier
Blanchet will hold divine services at
the Catholic Church to-morrow, (Sun
day,) at the usual hour.
Mountain Balm. Mr. W.Ii. Cowan
has presented us with a bottle of his
Mountain Balm Bitters. It is said to
be an excellent tonic and appetizer.
New TELEGr.Arn Office. A new
telegraph office has been established at
Rock Point, 13 miles north of Jackson
ville. Marcellus Colvig is operator.
Hirrrr-Hor. Two dances were in
progress in town on "Wednesday night.
Competition's the life of trade "you
pays your money and you takes your
choice." The crowds were about equal
in numbers, but we'll bet Veit's guests
had the highest old time.
Town Election. Read tho notice
of the Town Election. It seems the
general impression that the affair will
come off on Monday, but the notice re
ferred to fixes the time on Tuesday.
So voters will govern themselves ac
cordingly; though we presume candi
dates will right any wrong impressions
on that score without our aid.
Circuit Court. Tins body is now in
session, Judge Prim presiding. Quito
a docket is to be disposed of, and the
Grand Jury have done their share in
keeping the list full. Many persons
are in attendance from all parts of the
county. Whether as interested parties
or mere spectators it's all the same to
our landlords they eat and sleep, and
that makes money change hands, and
also makes tho town seem lively.
o -
The Weather. More rain has fallen
during tho past week than in any pe
riod of the same length during the
ecason. The creeks arc well filled and
miners busily at work. For several
years it has been so dry that but little
mining could bo done. It is to be
hoped this season, at least, may sec a
change. There is many a claim here
yet that will pay big if only the water
to-work it can be obtained, and it looks
now as it the want would be satisfied.
Modocs Indicted. Tho Grand Jury
for this term of the Circuit Court has
returned a bill of indictment against
that portion of Jack's band of Modocs
which committed the murders in the-
Klamath lake country last November.
"Catching before hanging" is tho rule,
always, and in this case the one will
certainly follow the other, provided
the "other" ever occurs. Wo don't
regret that we are not the Sheriff, if
those lava beds arc to be the scene of
The Peace Commission. Gen. Can
by and Samuel Case, Esq., from Port
land, arrived in this place on Monday
last, and on Wednesday morning start
ed tor Linkville, to hold a conference
with CapU Jack, if possible. The time
was set for the 15th (to-day). Jesse
Applegate, the other Commissioner, is
already there. "We will wager our old
boots': l6t, That Jaek don't confer;
2d, That if he does there will be no
treaty that will exonerate him and his
murderous band from the punishment
they deserve.
Valentine's Day. -This annual day J
of mirth-making was a wet and disa
greeable one, but did not seem to
dampen the ardor of caricaturists or
victims of cacocthcs scribendi, judging
from the appearance oi the boxes in
tho postofiice, and tho merry faced
maidens passing to and fro during the
day. As quite a lively trade was driv
en "with venders of tho daubs that
usually burden the postofiice on such
occasions, we presume somebody is sus
picious and many are pleased. Veil
vot of it ?
Scissoring Tkieves. .
Many of our cotemporaries are com
plaining of each other. They Bay So-and-so
steals items without giving any
credit. This is very nnwrong. We
don't do it, as a general thing, and we
don't suffer much from others doing it
tons. That's even. If we take anything
from an exchange without giving cred
it it's generally some unimportant ar
ticle. They are more plentiful in our
exchanges than any other kind, and the
loss is less felt. The absence of our
name in exchanges leads us to infer a
like sentiment or action on their part.
That's reciprocity. We're content, as
a general thing. When we are not,
we'll take another card. If our" items
don't suit our cotemporaries, they can
just let their scissors rest. And they
generally do, we infer. But we can
sympathize with our more sensitive and
ambitious cotemporaries. More than
that, ivo condole with them ; for we
know how it is ourself. We have felt
the sting of these ungenerous darts in
some instances. We know how pro
voking it is to exert ourself in prepar
ing an article, and then see it copied
in all the papers of the country with
out credit. It smothers our hopes of
distinction. For that reason we try it
as seldom as possible; in fact, we hard
ly ever attempt the leat. Hut some
times we fill tip so that we are com
pelled to blow off some, or collapse.
We generally prefer tho laiter, even
then. It's easier, because more natural.
Bnt we have now a case in point where
we think we are justified in complain
ing, to wit: At the expense of much
reflection and kerosene, to say nothing
of tho wear and tear of imagination,
we have published a series of hygienic
disquisitions which, in every instance,
have gone through several editions of
our paper before the demand for them
was satisfied. The last of these serial
productions, entitled " Why Endure
What is Curable ? " cost us more effort
than the compilation of a whole vol
ume of Modoc outrages or a paper full
of "Water Rights and Irrigation." In
the preparation of these articles we
have been actuated solely by the spirit
of benevolence and brotherly kindness.
In the fullness of our generosity we
have adapted them to the wants of
each month in the year. Even the ti
tles have cost ns much hair pulling and
many starings into vacancy. In our
preparation of these articles we have
exhausted the whole theory of phar
maceutics and brought to our aid the
dark mysteries of the Materia Medica.
Climactic influences havo been appro
priately considered, unwholesome diet
has been warned against, bad habits
exposed and warred against, and the
proper remedies suggested. That the
public have taken our advice we have
little doubt ; in fact the empty bottles
which obstruct our path are mute wit
nesses of the power of our reasonings.
1 or tins we are gratetul. is nt the ac
tion of our cotemporaries 311s us with
conflicting emotions pleasure at the
extent to which our articles are copied,
and chagrin at the universal neglect to
give us credit. Immediately upon the
publication of each article it has been
thus gobbled by almost the entire press
of the coaBt. Some of them, thinking
to evade our observance, set them in
small typo and insert them in obsenre
parts of their papers. But the trick
is too thin, and we havo them spot
ted. To steal our news items, or gob
ble our leaders, we can stand, but to
thus rob us of our scientific produc
tions is uninsurable, and we call npon
our suffering friends who are forced to
complain to join ns with their strong
est efforts, and assist us to write these
unconrtcous, scissoring thieves into an
oblivion from which they shall never
Mor.E Candidates. Aa the day of
election draws near, fresh contestants
for official honors put in their appear
ance. Two more "announcements" are
given in this issue. It will not bo a
one-sided aftair, to be decided by a
leisurely walk over the track. As
"tho race is not always to tho swift,"
there must be something done besides
a mere announcement that so-and-so
wants office. Cause must be shown.
"Woirnir Pkojiotiox. L. B. Tucker,
tho oldest employe of the O. & C.
Stage Line, and a resident of this
place, has lately been appointed Di
vision Agent of the line. "Loney," as
he is familiarly known here, will not
likely be succeeded by a better man
for the place, and we are pleased to see
his services appreciated.
In Limbo. Some stranger hombre
came to town on Monday and got the
good graces of Ben. Zine into himself.
He felt happy, and persisted in making
a horso promenade of the sidewalks.
A night's lodging in castle clapboard
cleared his intellect, $10- cleared his
obligation, and bo clearedout of town
Judge P. P. Pant Presiding.
' Through the politeness of P. Dunn,
Esq., Clerk, wo are enabled to give the
following summary of Court Proceed
ings, np to Thursday evening :
The following named persons were
drawn, empaneled and sworn as Grand
Jury for tho Term: Wm. Jones, Thos.
W. Anderson, Joseph H. Davis, Fred.
Heber. Joel Dixon. David Lmn and
Thos. H. Louden. The Court appoint
ed Fred Heber as Foreman.
The following State cases were, on
motion of the District Attorney, con
tinned to next Term :
State of Oregon vs. Arch Crisman
Assault with a dangerous weapon; Jas.
Hards Murder; Jos. Wells Murder ;
Chas. Wilson Larceny; W. B. Dar
berry Larceny; G. W. Watson Lar
ceny. The following named persons were
summoned, on the order of the Court,
to complete the panel of trial jurors at
the present Term: Jacob Roudebusli,
N". D. Short, John A. Boyer, James S.
Howard, E. Jacobs, Mart. Childer?, C.
W. Savage, K. Kubli and J. H. nyzer.
The Grand Jury returned a bill of
indictment for larceny against R. H.
Stockton and J. B. Markham.
In the case of John Moores, indicted
for assault with a dangerous weapon,
defendant was acquitted.
Stockton and Markham demanded
separate trials. The latter plead guilty
and the former was convicted of petit
J. M. Crickett was cleared of the
charge of larceny.
Judgment by default, for S102 67,
was rendered in the case of luompson
vs. Ralls and Dodge.
John Murray was cleared of the
charge of larceny.
Jesse Houck plead guilty to the
charge of selling liquor without license
and was fined 50 and costs.
The Grand Jury returned the follow
ing indictments lor murder in the first
degree : Srarfaced Charley, Long Jim,
Hocker Jim, One-eyed Mose, Old Doc
tor Humphrey, Little Charley, Boston
Charley, Dave, and Little J:m. It
will be remembered that those crimi
nals are "the Indians that murdered the
eighteen settlers on Lost river.
Why Endure "What is Curable 7
"What can't bo cured must be en
dured," says the proverb; but indi
gestion can be enred, and therefore it
is the merest stupidity to endure it.
Dyspeptics have certainly a right to
continue dyspeptics to the end of their
days if they choose, but as it is not
supposed that any rational being pre
fers physical torment to ease and
health, the probability is that if all
sufferers from indigestion were con
vinced that an absolute, infallible rem
edy for their complaint existed, they
would with one accord resort to it.
We most emphatically declare that
such a remedy does exist, and that its
name is Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
The record of its success extends over
a period of more than twenty years, and
it is fearlessly alleged that during the
whole of that time has never failed to
afford permant relief in any disorder or
derangement of the stomach that was
not organic, malignant, and incurable.
The testimonials that go to establish
this important fact can be counted by
the thousand. Stomach complaints
that had been aggravated by a total
disregard of all dietary rules, and in
tensified and rendered chronic by me
dicinal treatment or drastic purgation,
have in hundreds of instances been
cured within three months by the sys
tematic use ot this celebrated stom
achic and alterative. It should be re
membered that weakness of the digest
ive organs involves many other ail
ments. Biliousness, headache, nervous
debility, spasms, palpitation ot the
heart, rush ot bloou to the head, verti
go, nausea, and sleeplessness are among
Us concomitants and results ; and tor
all these the great vegetable tonic is a
specific. It acts fint upon the stomach,
and through the stomach upon the se
cretory and nervous systems and the
bowels, its general effect being always
genial and benificent.
You Bet! "There's nothing so
good for the youthful blood as a mug
of foaming lager," saith tho poet, with
lager changed to water ; but we prefer
the lager particularly that kind made
by Yeit Schutz and Veit has found it
out. He brings us all we can desire,
and repeats the assault every time he
thinks the keg is empty.
The San Francisco Bulletin is our
authority for the following: Among
things for which Wells & Fargo's Ex
press Company is not responsibleis the
following, as stated in their regulations:
"Nor for any loss or damage by fire,
the ads of God, or of Indians, or any
other public enemies ot the Govern
I. o. o.
J No. 10,1.0. O.F., hold-.
its regular meetings on sat-i
nrday evening, at udd id-
lows' Hall. Brothers in good standing are in
Po iCS
vited to attend. ISA AU bAUUS, w. U.
Easter Kubli, Eeoretaay.
S. T. 1360 X.
This wonderful vegetable res
torative is the sheet-anchor of
the feeble" and" debilitated. As a
tonic and cordial for the aged
and languid it. has no' equal
amonc stomachics, as a rem
edy for the nervous -vyeaknes to
which women are especially sub
ject, it is superseding every
other stimulant. In au cli
mates, tropical, temperate or
fngid, it acts as a specific in ev
ery species of disorder which un
dermines the bodily strength and
breaks down the animal spirits.
For Preserving and Beautifying the Human
Hair. To Pievcnt 1U Falling Oat and
Turning Gray.
A well-preserved Head of hair, In a person
of middle age, at once bespeaks refinement,
elegance, health and beauty. It may truly
be called Woman's Crowning Glory, while
men are not Insensible to its advantages and
charms. Few things are more disgusting than
thin, frizzly, harsh, untamed Hair, with head
and coat covered with Dandruff. Visit a bar
ber and you feet and look like a new man.
will do all the time. The charm which lies in
well placed hair, glossy cnrls, luxuriant tress
es and a clean head is noticeable and irresisti
ble. Sold by all Druggists and country stores.
FInt Door West of 'White & Martin's
Fruits, in Season ;
Produce taken in Exchange.
GIVE me a CALL. -
Jacksonville, Dec. H, 18721y.
Latest Dispatch to the Ladies !
Misses A. F. &. L. A. KENT.
to E. C. Brook's Jewelry Store, Califor
nia Street, take pleasure in announcing to the
ladies that they bare a Full Fall Stook of
INCLUDING Hats, Feathers, Flowers,
Ribbons, Trimmings, Chignons and many
other articles, selected with care and of the
pS Plate give m a call.
Jacksonville, Oct. 14. 1871.-3m
kob nciio, Oregon
January 25. 1873
Complaint baring been entered at this Office
by John A. Mills and Q. N. Anderson against
James Brown Tor abandoning his Homestead
Entry. No. 825. dated May 27. 1868, npon the
Lot No. C. Section 18, Township 38 S.. Range 1
West, In Jackson county, Oicgon, with a view
to the cancellation or said entry , the said par
ties are hereby summoned to appear at this Of
fice on the 3d day of March, 1873, at 1 o'clock
r. i!., to respond and furnish testimony concern
ing said alleged abandonment.
W. R. Willis, RegMcr.
Binges Hkbmaxx, Receiver.
Jany 25, 4w.
Hantaan & Sliaw and Comstock A Martin,
Commission Merchants,
Mark your Goods Care of J. & H.
By close attention to business we hope to
merit a continuation of the patronage hereto
fore extended to the old firm.
Bedding, October 5. 1872tf
delivery, about
3,000 Yearling Crape Vines.
These vines are with roots, and for that reason
are greatly superior to Cnttings, as they arc
hardier, and reach the bearing ace earlier.
My prices are: Single roots, 25 cts.; by the
hundred or thousand, $20.
C-Call at the Skxtixel office.
Jacksonville, Jan. 19, 1873-ml.
Errors of Youth.
will cure any case of Seminal Weakness,
Emissions, c, and restore lost manhood to per
fect health. Sent free to all, by one who has
suffered and is now cured. Address with post
age stamp, Edgar Tbesuute, Station D., New
York. nov30 '72yl.
Xiove and Matrimony.
by following simple roles, and all maycmr
ry happily without regard to wealth, age or
beauty. Addres, with stamp, Madik Lucille
Demaske, Bible House Station, N. T. n!3yl.
Catarrh, Consumption and Rheumatism.
neot core guaranteed in ever; case. Par
ticulars sent free. Address -Clintox Medical
iKTrrtm," 147 East 15th St., N. Y. n3yl.
(3? !tOPi PbiDatI Agents wantedl
tjpc TO i$sCJ All classes of working peo
ple, or eitner sex, young or old, mace more
money at work for ns in their spare moments,
or all the timethan at anything elo. Partic
ulars free. Address G. Sticson k Co., Port
land, Maine. Eep21,'72yl,
Washington, ec.l,lS72.
PROPOSALS will be received at the
Contract Office oi this Department
until 3T.iL of March 3, 1873; for
conveying the mails ot the United
States, from July 1, 1873, to June
30, 1874, in the State of
on the routes and by the schedules
of departures and arrivals herein
Decisions announced by or before March 20, 1873.
(Bidden trill examine carefully the lavs, larva, and
instructions annexed.')
The letters In. o.) indicate, that there is no
post office at the place named. Service will
not be let where no offices exist.
15162 From Roseburg by Looking Glajs, Brew
Bter Valley (n o), Bnrton Prairie (no),
Coos City (n o), and Marshfield, to Empire
City, 80 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Roseburg Monday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Empire City next day by 6 pm;
Leave Empire City Wednesday at 6 am.
Arrive at Roseburg next day by 6 pm.
15163 From Eugene City, by Willamette Forks,
to Fine, 15 miles and back, .once a week.
Leave Eugene City Tuesday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Pine by 12 m ;
Leave Pine Tuesday at 1 p m;
Arrive at Eugene City by 6 p m;
15164 From Jacksonville, by Central Point,
Table Rock, Big Meadow (n o), Little and
Big Butte Creek (n oi. and Sam's Valley
(n o), to Jacksonville, equal to 36 miles
and back, once a week.
Summer Schedule From Hay 1 to October 31.
Leave Jacksonville Monday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Jacksonville next day by 6 p m.
Winter Schedule From November 1 to April 30.
Leave Jacksonville Monday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Jacksonville Wednesday by 6 p m.
15165 From Pendleton, by Pilot Rock, Forks
of Birch Creek (n o), Butler Creek, Wil
low Fork, and Rock Creek, to Scott's, 100
miles and back, once a week.
Leave Pendleton Monday at 10 a m;
Arrive at Scott's Wednesday by 6 p m;
Leave Scott's Thursday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Pendleton Saturday by 3 p" m;
15166 From Union to Gem City, 42 miles and
back, once a week.
Leave Union Monday at 6 am;
Arrive at uem uity ojipm;
Leave Gem City Tuesday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Union by 6 p m.
15167 From Baker City to lYingville, 8 miles
and back, once a week, by a schedule mak
ing connection with stages at Baker City.
Proposals Invited for twice, also for three-times-a-week
15168 From The Dalles, by Fifteen-mile Creek
(n o), Tygh Valley (n o), Mount Hood,
Oak Grove (n o), Warm Springs (n o),
Willoughby, Reservation (n o), Willow
Creek (n o) and Prine, to Upper Ocheco.
130 miles and back, once a week. .
Leave The Dalles Monday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Upper Ocheco Wednesday by 5 pm;
Leave Upper Ocheco Thursday at 6 a m:
Arrive at the Dalles Saturday by 6 pm.
roiui op proposal, guarantee & certificate.
The undersigned , whose post
ofiice address is county of , Sate
of , proposes to convey the malls of
the United Stotes, from July 1, 1873, to June
30, 1874, on route No...., between and
, under the advertisement of the Post
master General, dated December 1, 1872, "with
celerity, certainty, and security" (law of Jnne
8, 1872), for the annual sum of .... dollars.
This proposal is made with full knowledge of the
distance of the route, the might of the mad to be car
ried, and all other particulars in reference to the route
and service; and, also, after careful examination of
the laws and instructions attached to advertisement of
mail service; and of the provisions contained m the act
of Congress of June 8, 1872.
Dated Bidder.
The undersigned, residing at , State of
, undertake that, if the foregoing bid lor
cairying the mail on route No.... be accepted
by the Postmaster General, tlie bidder will, pri
or to tbc 1st June, 1873, enter into tbe required
obligation, or contract, to perform tbe service
proposed, with good and sufficient sureties.
This ire do, understanding distinctly the obligations
ana liabilities assumea oy guarantors.
Tbe undersigned, postmasterat...., State of
, certifies, u.ndek his oats of office, that
he is acquainted with the above guarantors.
and knows them to be men of property, and
able to make good their guarantee ; and that
bidder and guarantors arc above the age of 21
Bids of $5,000 and upward must be accompanied
by a certified check, or draft, on some solvent National
Bank, equal to 5 per centum en the present annual
pay on the route: or in case of new service, not lest
than 5 per centum of one year's pay proposed in bid.
(Section 253, Ad of Jane 8, 1872.)
The postmaster mnst not sign the certificate
until the sum of the bid is inserted and tbe bid
and guarantee signed by all parties, and dated.
Oath required by Section 246 of an Ad of
Congress, approved June 8, 1872, to be af
fixed to each bid for carrying the mail, and
to be taken before an officer qualified to ad
minister oaths.
I, , of , bidder for conveying
the mail on route No .from ,
do swear that I have the ability pecuniarily to
fulfill my obligation as such bidder; that the
bid is made in good faith, and with tho inten
tion to enter into contract and perform tbe ser
vice in case (aid bid shall be accepted; and that
the signatures of the guarantors thereto are
gennine, and that I believe tbe said guarantors
to be pecuniarily responsible for and able to
pay all damages tbe United States shall suffer
by reason of my failing to perform my obliga
tions as such bidder.
Sworn to and subscribed before me. ,for
the of ,this day of......
A.D. 187 , and in testimony thereof I here
unto subscribe my name and affix my official
seal the day and year aforesaid.
Note. When the oath Is taken before a jus
tice of the peace, tbe certificate of tbe clerk of
a court of record should be added, under his
seal of office, that tbe person who administered
the oath is' a duly qualified justice of the peace.
Containing also conditions to be incorporated in
the Contracts to the extent the Department
nay deem proper.
1. Seven minutes are allowed to each inter
mediate office, when not otherwise specified, for
assorting the mails.
2. On routes where the mode of conveyance
admits of it, the special agents or the Postof
See Department, also postofiice blanks, mail
bags, locks and keys, are to be conveyed with
out extra charge.
3. "Way bills," or receipts prepared by post
masters, or other agents of the Department,
will accompany tbe mails, specifying the num
ber and destination of tbe several bags,, to be
examined by tbe postmasters, to insure regular
ity in the delivery, of bags and pouches.
4. No pay will be made for trips not per
formed : and for each of such omissions, It the
failure be occasioned by the fault 'of the con
tractor or carrier, three times the pay of tbe
trip will be deducted. For arriva's so far be
hind time as to break connection with depend
ing mails, and sot sufficiently excused, one-
fonrtb of tbe comrjensation for the trlrj la sub
ject to forfeiture. For repeated delinquencies
or the kind herein specified, enlarged penalties,
proportioned to the nature thereof, and the im
portance of the mail, may be made.
6. For leaving behind or throwing off the
mails, orany portion of them, fur the admis
sion of passengers, or for being concerned in
setting up or running an express conveying In
telligence in advance of the mail, a quarter's
pay may be deducted.
6. Fines will be imposed, unless the delin
quency be promptly and satisfactorily explain
ed by certificates ot postmasters or the affida
vits of other credible persons, for falling to
arrive in contract time: for nezlectincr to take
the mail from, or deliver it into, a postofiice ;
for suffering it to be wet, injured, destroyed,
robbed, or lost; and for refusing, after demand,
to convey the mail as frequently as the con
tractor runs, or is concerned in running, a car,
coach, or steamboat on a route.
7. The Postmaster General may annul the
contract for repeated failures to run agreeably
to contract : for violating the postofiice laws.
Lor disobeying (he Instructions of the Depart
ment, lor rciuaiug iu uiscuurge u turner nucu
required oy me Department to oo to; lor run
ning an express as aforesaid; or for transport
ing persons or packages conveying mailable
matter out of the mail.
8. The Postmaster General may order an in
crease of service on a route by allowing there
for a pro rata increaeon the contract pay. He
may change schedules, of departures and arri
vals in all case?, and' particularly to make them
conform to connections with railroads, without
increase of pay, provided the running time bo
not. abridged. The Postmaster General may
also discontinue oi curtail tbc service, In whole
or in part, in order to place on the route supe
rior service, or whenever the public interests,
in bis judgment, snail require sucn discontinu
ance or cnrtailmcnt for any other cause; ha
allowing as full indemnity to contrictor one
month's extra pay on the amount of service
dispensed with, and a pro rata compensation for
the amonnt of service retained and continued.
9. Payments will be made by collections
from, or drafts on, postmasters or otherwise
after the expiration of each quarter say in No
vcmber, February, May and August, provided
that required evidence of service has been re
ceived. 10. The distances given are believed to be
substantially Corrpct; but no increased pay will
be allowed should they be greater than adver
tised. If the points to be supplied are correctly
stated., Bidders must inform themselves upon this
point, and also in reference to the weight of the
mail, tne .condition or hills, roods, streams, See
and all toll-bridges, turnpikes, plank-roads, fer
ries, or obstructions of any kind by which ex
pense may be incurred. No claim for addition
al pay, based on such ground, can be consider
ed, nor lor alleged mistakes or misapprehension
as to the (Jegrce of service; nor for bridges de
stroyed, ferries discontinued, or other obstruc
tions causing or increasing distance or expense
occurring during the contract term. Offices
established alter this advertisement is issued,
and also during the contract term, are to bo
visited without extra pay, if the distance be
not increased.
11. Bidders are cautioned to mail their pro
posals in time to reach the Department by the
day and hour named (3 p. m., March 3, 1873)
for bids received after that time xrill not be con'
sidercd in competition with bids, of reasonable
amount, received in time. Neither can bids be
considered which are without the guarantee
required by law, and a certificate of the suffi
ciency of such guarantee, and tbe oath of the
bidder according to section 246, act of Jnne 8
12. Bidders shonld first propose for service
strictly according to the advertisement, and
then, if tbey desire, separately tor different serv
ice; and if the regular bid be the lowest offered
for the advertised service, the other proposi
tions may be considered.
13. There should be but one route bid for in
a proposal. Consolidated or combination bids
("proposing pne sum for two or more routes")
cannot be considered.
14. The route, the service, the yearly pay, lha
name and residence of the bidder (that is, his
usual postofiice address), and the name of each
member of a firm, where a company offers
should be distinctly stated.
15. Bidders are requested to use, as far as
practicable, the printed proposals, furnished by
tbe Department, to write out in full the sum of
their bids, and to retain copies of them.
Altered bids should not be submitted ; nor
should bids once submitted be withdrawn. No
withdrawal of a bidder or guarantor will be al
lowed unless the withdrawal is received twenty
four hours previous to the time fixed for open
ing the proposals.
Ecah bid must be guaranteed by two respon
sible persons. Tbe bid and guarantee should
be signed plainly with the full name of each
The Postmaster General reserves the right to
reject any bid which may be deemed cxtrava
gant; and also to disregard the b'ds of failing
contractors and bidders. (Act of June 8, 1872
section 249.)
1C. The bid should be sealed, superscribed
"Mail Proposals, State of Oregon," addressed
"Second Assistant Postmaster General, Contract
Uliice," aod sent by mail, not by or to an agent.
Bids of $5,000 per annum and upward must bo
accompanied by a certified check or draft on
some solvent national bank, equal to 5 per cent
of the amount. (See law of Congress of June
8, 1872.)
17 Vie tonlrads are to be executed and re
turned to the Department by or before the s
day of June, 1873, otherwise the accepted bid
der will be considered as having failed, and the
Postmaster General nay proceed to contrad for
the service with other parties, according to law.
Transfers of contracts, or of interest in con
tracts, are forbidden by law, and consequently
cannot be allowed. Neither can bids or inter
est in bids, be transferred or assigned to other
parties . Bidders will therefore take notice that
they will be expected to perform the servlca
awarded to them through the whole contract
18. Section 249 of the act of June f, 1872,
provides that contracts for the transportation
of the mails shall be "awarded to the lowest
biddei tendering sufficient guarantees for the
faithfnl performance, without other reference
to tbe mode of such transportation than may
be necessary to provide for the due celerity, cer
tainty and security thereof." Under this law
bids that propose to transport the mails with
"celerity, certainty and security," having been
decided to be the only legal bids, are construed
as providing for the entire mail, however large,
ana whatever may be the mode of conveyance
necessary to insure its "celerity, cerfainty, and
security," and have the preference ever all others,
and no others are considered, except for steam
boat routes..
19. A modification of a bid In &07 of Its essential terms
Is tantamount to a now hid, and cannot be referred, so as
to Interfere vlth rigular competition. Making a new
bid, with guarantee and certificate, Is tbe onlj way to
modify a prerloos bid.
20. Postmasters are to be carefal not to certify to tbe
sufficiency of guarantors without knowing that they are
persons of sufficient responsibility. (See section 47, act
of Jane 8,1872.) They must not sign the certifieate un
til the sum of the bid is inserted, and the bid and guar
antee are signed by the bidder and (two) guarantors
a disregard of this instruction by postmasters Kill sub
ject them to immediate removal, and to severe penalties.
j-osrmasters are aiso uaoi to dismissal irom omca tor
acting as agents of contractors or bidders, with or with
out compensation, in any bnslness, matter, or thing, re
lating to the mall serrice. Tbey are the trusted agents
of the Department, and cannot consistently act in boia
21. All bidden, guarantors, and sureties are distinctly
notified that on a failure to enter Into or perform the con-1
tracts for the serrice proposed for In the accepted bids,
their legal liabUltlea will be enforced agalnat them.
22. Present contractors, and persona known at the De
partment, must, equally with uthers, procure guarantors
and certificates of their sufficiency snostantially in the
forms abore prescribed. Tbe certificate of sufficiency
must be signed by a postmaster.
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