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TACKSONVILLEgglEGOST: JANUARY 29, 1879-
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J. W. ROBINSON', M. D.
jJHYsiciAIi AKD pURQSON,
i)(tlwinnOr'r'nt tie it oW to Kreutior's balery
Itesld'TiCe.at B. F. Dowrll's.
IBS. R. ELLA
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DISEASES OF WOMEN
B. F. Powell's.
L. DAN FORTH, M. D.,
jHYStGIAN AND SURGEON
Office on California street, opposite P. J. Rysn'a
tort. Calls promptly alteadod to, day or utglit.
G. n. AIKEN, M. D..
DHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
O-OTlco opposite P. J. Trim's store.
MARTIN YR00MAN, M.' D.
DHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Dr. Vr.imin comes here with tho Intention of per
manently tnctlni hlriself In the pructlsa of
his proios.Wn, Is a cnltnte, and, from twentr
ssven ralrs ev.tierienr In the dUeases Incident to
this Cot, tUtbrs himself 5 being alits to glie
frenenl salls'sct l-n.
naice at Caliler lira's Drug Store.
OR. J. C. RKLT,
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finr prrii"i'n, I rt octfnlsj ftfU poriUia of
K II. ACIENUIKTM.
T TO a II F, Y - A T - LA 77
Wnl-ricitcelnUthoC"iirt of 4hstst.- rrofnp'
itnilxn k'tsh " all n!m left in my cite,
-031ca InOrth's brlclt building.
IJ. F. IiOWELI.,
l!hnines placed in my hands will recKfe prompt
attsntlon. .OS-Special attention eiTen to Collec
tions. J S. HOWARD,
J. S. IIOWAItP, havlnp been dnly aproIn'IM V. S.
Mineral Survey v fr tho counties of Jrite.in. Jose
phine andCurrv.Stnto" of flrejon will ike u'
ficlal surtejaof inlnlrg claims.
TEETH EXRACTj-.n AT all
hours. LsiiKhlrg pas ad
Imlnlstered.lfdesired.for which eitra
Jii.riM. vrlli lie made.
Offlce and retldencs ou corner of California and
Asat: SURGEON of the German Army
in orth's building,
Jacksonville, ------ Oregon-
-The Treatment of Chronic Ca;e Made
A. C. GIDB3.
L. B. STEARNS.
GIBBS A STEARNS,
A TTOBNEYS AND COUNSELLORS,
Rooms 2 and 4 Strowbridge's Bnildlnft,
frill practice In all Ccurts of Record In the Slate of
Oregon and wansningian lerruorj; ou iij re
ticular attantlou to bnsinesa In Federal Courts.
MADE TO ORDE
aA repalnog- property lone by
GENERAL DIRECTOR r.
Vice PresMentT.... .....'U. A. WllEELFR.
'rcrrtnry nl State V.". JI. Etais.
icrttary of tho Treasury 3oit Sncns.
Srelary of War EiciutD W.Tniisma
?wtary orjtlie Navy Chakus Drrtta.
virrt'rynfilie Ilitprlor.ii:....Uv. ..ClliI.yCHtz.
ttttfnrv Ocniral fim. W.McCkvst.
Potluiter Coberal David JI. Kti.
n. a. snpnr.su: codiit.
Cl.lef.Instl'-e.- .....,... M. P..Wlt
Associate Jnstirrs Ilnnt Cllffonl, 7nrayne, MUlr,
n is. rieiJ. stroiicaK'-Eaw:-
KTATK OP OKEGUX.
Capiiii SALSM, Marlon Comity
florenior W. V. Thayer.
?ecretsry of State. ... .t. ............. It. P l-irhart.
TrpftBnrr I Et. Illrsrh.
tte Printer W. II Carter.
arcultJKiRefnrtJa.IiclalDItrlcO P. P.ITim
District Attorney" " " J.Il.Ncil
County JnJ-e "Miss J. Par.
County Cei.Blulm.1. Z::""'??.
'herllf. Wm. llrhee.
Clfri: B. r-.Trtmn
Troasuior ...N. Fisher.
4.ssrssnr il. C. GuJJarJ
School Superintendent J. I). Fountain.
Snrreyor C J. Howard.
Coroner Dr.A. C. Stanley.
Circuit Court Second JInnilay In February, June
County Court Firs Monday In eacli month.
TOWN OP JACKSONVH.1.T3.
( Tt. Wnn. President.
TmstM N. Ivincell,
"-order U. S. llavden
Trcasnrrr , KenrrPspe
Mar.l.al Ad Tlelms
Street flommlwloner.. Geo. II. Yon tig
Ors'trntiisin lcnltontn, Tribe.
No.t iMPnnvFT) orsnKR oFupn mf.n. tiolp;
lis Stated Councils at the ltel JW Hall tho third
snn In evrv si-ven nn. In theelffhth run. A conli
allitvitatlnn to attend Is extended to brothers In
II. K. Ilanna.C. of R. B. n. WATSON. S.
Wavron Idolise No. 10,
A F. AND A M, HOLT)
l . icp'.lir conimnnlcatlrits
WtnlneHv venlnrs pnTeedlnc the full
moon, at Jacksonville. Orecan. IVethren In
giod filnuilingare lnrlte.1 tn attend.
C O BEEKMAX, W. M.
Max Mcure, Secretary.
Orrcon flinptpr 'Ysi. 4. R. A. M,
TTTOI PS ITS ftEOUI, KV. MFETIvrp n TBF.
1 I nny vrnlnson or before tli fill rnrnin In
sch montn. at "rjo oVIorlc. Companions In good
standing are lniltcd to eftmd.
J Y.. ltOSS. Illfih rrlt.
J. H. Uricsov, Eecretaty.
.TncUoiiviHe Koilizi IVn. lO.
TO O. rifI,D'' IT P.KflI!I.AU MEEirvn
; rerv S trhn'av r rsJa- st OJ 1 Fiif 1I.it
iirytners in jfr"' stamunt are itvii r"enti.
3. II. PKSX, N. O.
Hi! is J. r!T. Swreterj'.
.farlctoitt i!Ir StatisWi
-Vfo. 14. ii. o r. v noins rrs r.i'.our.iu
. " i e-llgs h-v TliurWv
eVf-nlnits nt Old
Brothers in giid !atiiiuic are liirit-
Mel n('er.R S.
Hi: tit Ht-Iie-iinCi
"T"M'Ghf.e iprtc va. 4.1.0. o. v.. hoi.ti?
I its rejruisr nsstinjrs on srrs other MomUv
eTeninc at.fdd loll , Hall Merulurs In ceol
stnm'iiig are invite 1 to a'tend.
r.scnct Finr. Kmirdlii; Secrt.iry.
Tiilile Rork I'lirainpinnil .n. m. I. 0. 0. P.
Hold. (rcTi'i' - mii-ii lt
stAtfinu. In .Tnrlhfiortrillt Orpcroii.
in tlio .) tnJ 4'Ii TurwIaT
evenlnir nf eich nT"l fvry
month. Al.-jonritftig rairlirch nre corUIally In
vileil t? nirut uitli us,
J. W. ItKJGS,
AM NOW PEKMANENTLY LOCATED
in this city, anil all that favor me wilh
(heir patronas?" I will gtifirantee lo cive tat
iciac'i in My mitin if to live and lei iltre
prio to fiiil'ttic tim". I nm nl-n prepare d
to tl i ntilrttior ork taking lamlipei, pri
vate rraUTwicoa ttc.
Cull aftiJ eo niecirnonf of picinrr" tilten
in all l:itds of wtulhcr. J. W. R.
DH, SPINNEY & CO.,
No.- 11,.. tfnAr.NET Street
TREATS ALL CimONin AND PRIVATE Dis
eases w ithont the aid of mercury.
OCcthours 9 a.k. to 12;S to a and S to 9 r.K-,
Snndsrs excepted. Consultations free. Callor ad
dress Dr. A P SPINNEY & CO., No. 11. Kearney
trcct San Francisco.
WILLIAM BY3EE, Proprietor.
rnio WELL-KNOWN MARKET ,'OPPO
Mte Kahlpr& Broddrut;- " bet.
ter prepared tb.au ever to for ub-
Hc with the choicest quality of
. SALT MEATS,
SAUSAGE, LARD, ETC.,
The most favorable Inducements offered
to patrons . a"d no effort will be spared to
ward giving general fatisfoctton..
& blacking bruseea at JOHN MILLER.
FiUIXC ANOTHER JI I.VS GHATE.
Br TIIS EDITOU.
"We had a good many roughs in
Southern Oregon twenty years ago.
Just such fellows as afterwards adorn-1
ed the pines of Idaho and Montana,
and there is a little hit of historrcoji'
nected with one of thejivtiTaTEcems to
snbstantiattlisrSoctrino of total de-1 c
vrnvjT'fatnd shows, that un empty ana i
unowned grave may not be without its
uses. His name was George M. Bow
en, but more a coward than a despera
do, and his game was principally the
plunder of Chinese miners. Bowen
claimed to be an "honest miner" him
self, frequently coming into town for
small supplies and for a long time was
unsuspected of being merely a thief.
lie played his game of Chinese tax
gatherer long and successfully, and
probably too cowardly to attack nobler
game ho shrewdly confined his opera
tions to that docile race. At last the
Chinese became tired of tho repeated
and exorbitant levies dn their industry
Bowen haunted them by day and by
night, like'an evil spiritj and hardly a
camp on Appleg'atc escaped his vigi
lance, and he became a terror to the
whole Chinese population of that
stream. At last, emboldened by suc
cess, Bowen attacked a large camp
near O'Brien's and demanded tribute,
but the Chinese resisted and in the
struggle one of them was killed by the
highwayman. A desperate but stratget
onset was now made and Bowen
tripped by a rope in the hands of about
a dozen of Chinamen was disarmed,
wrapped in a pair of blankets like an
Egyptian mummy, brought to Jackson
ville by his captors and delivered to
the authorities. There seemed to be
littlo doubt of Bowen's guilt, and his
face, stamjwil with the hoof of sin,
would have convicted him. It was an
.1U'lpolunra-r7iriirr rn ar'l IatwIS
ff.ttnnSj fate, aitd wllsn brought be
fore Recorder Hayden it was still cov
ered witli-lho lamp black used to dis
guise it. Waiving an examination.the
robber was committed to jail on a
charge of murder and his trial set for
tho July term in 1859. When the
case came up, Reed and Burnett ap
peared in behalf of tho prisoner, but
after tin able and determined effort
their client was fairly convicted and
sentenced by Judge Prim, now on the
supreme bench, to be hanged on Fri
day the 19th day of August In that
year. The whole community approved
the sentence. Murder had been too
frequent, , conviction too uncommon,
and it was felt that tho spirit fhat
prompted violence to the Chinese
would grow bolder in time if unre
strained. The prisoner's counsel were
alone dissatisfied. With a just profes
sional pride they had made a gallant
fight to save his worthless neck and,
determined that it should not be broken,
they renewed it by Carrying the case to
the supreme court on a writ of error.
The court, then composed of Aaron E.
Waite, Chief Justice, and Boise and
I Prim associates, carefullyconsideredthe
case at the December term affirming
tho judgment of the court below and
ordering that its mandate be executed
within thirty days. The action of the
supreme court was not surprising, as
the errors were known to bo trivial
but had given the doomed man a long
er lease of life, and it was used by the
Rev. Mr. Driver for his conversion.
Daily, nightly, for weeks and weeks did
the zealous Minister pray for and np
pcal to tho better nature of the pris
oner; and never did a holy man worl
more faithfully to prepare a soul fortha
bar of justice which is higher than all
The man's better nature was but
spark nearly crushed out by a lifa
crime, but tire kindly breath of Chri
tianity resuscitated it and M. Drive
at last wrung from him words of
pentanco and contrition and firmly bi
licved that he had accomplished a gei
uine conversion. There was now a pi
culiar interest taken in Bowen's casi
His attorneys not only chagrined aft
the prospect of a client tUtTering th6
extreme penaly of the law, but moved
to compassion by his sorrowful repent
ance, prepared a petition for execu
tive cleniency; asking only for a com
mutation of his punishment; but Bow
en understood himself better than- his
friends and stubbornly refused to sign
the petition himself. It was in' fain
that his spiritual adviser urged him to
make ah effort to save a life that here
after, usefully spent, might be a living
lesson of the benignant influence of re-
ligiiJiwas to no purpose that he
picturecTlie ignominy of the gallows.
rhajipy, and, perhaps, really
tired oEsvlifo thrown away and forfeit
ed, waggdtotenriined to be hung. Tho
unfortunate, man knew himself well--much
b;ter indeel than those who
sj T s
i : a-fc-j i 1 .
ii iiiir-rucu ao 11112111 be temnrMl to
J-rhra tovhis old business)
thb unceasms: elTor-.s of
Mr. Driver, who finally impressed the
prisoner with the sense of his duty ja
a free moral agent, Bowen at last signr,
ed the petition. There was no tele
graph in Oregon at that early day, no
line of stages between hero and the
seat of government and tho document
and reasons for its favorable considera
tion were entrusted to David Linn,
then County Treasurer and about to
start for Salem with tho Territorial
funds. Mr. Linn was faithful to his
trust Not finding Governor Wliitta
ker at Eugene City, he pushed on to
"Cloverdale" and delivered his package
to that official with the understanding
that the case would be immediately
considered and an answer delivered at
Eugene on the expected date of Mr.
Linn's return. The Governor was
prompt and in a few days the messen
ger turned homewards with a sealed
package containing an answer more
bitter than senna sweeter, perhaps,
than the honey of Hybla to a human
being, but unknown to tho bearer.
Mr. Linn pushed along over tho dread
ful roads between here and Eugene
City, through mud and snow and
storm he crowded his jaded horse, feel
ing, perhaps, that a Jiuman life was in
his hands, and arriving worn and wea
ry at Rock Point, distant about thir
teen miles from the county seat, late
in the night, just prior to the day fixed
for the execution. Jacksonville was
full of TJCoplp and .jnibji: excitement
5"5s a?its ht?gh IPR'io,a5 a giKff
dav in the annals of Southern Orejon
justice; and hundreds and hundreds of
visitors, with that strange- and morbid
feeling that desires yet dread? to see
a shocking spectacle, came wishing but
fearing to see a human being strangled
to death. Bowen and his friends
were despondent, nothing having bein
heard from the messenger; the rope
was swinging like a hateful, ill omened
thing on the gallows; the grave was
dug; the felon's coffin was ready and
as the hours sped quickly on, hope
grew faint and fainter till it died in
the heart of the condemned man. The
time for the execution had been fixed
at 2 r. M., but just at noon Mr. Linn
appeared and immediately delivered
the Governor's package. The" officers
of the court were instantly summoned,
the packago opened in their presence,
and the Governor's answer "commuted
to imprisonment for life," promulgated
to an excited, anxious and half angry
crowd. There was bitter disappoint
ment, but it is doubtful if it was exper
ienced by any more than the prisoner.
The air rang with imprecations; for a
short time Mr. Linn was cursed for
the faithful discharge of a sacred trust,
but quiet -was soon restored and the
crowd left town, ' many of them, with
a strange but human perverseness re
gretting the loss of an exhibition which
they hoped would not take place. The
authorities ha? now some very unsalea
ble property on their hands. Tho
grave in tho Potter's field, dug for the
malefactor would hardly afford a quiet
resting plnco for a decent corpse; the
overseers of the poor would scarcely
dare to 1
William Casterlen, drunker or less
shrewd than the rest, was singled out
I tbj guilty party and held to answer.
During his confinement he was allow
ed to talk to his fellow prisoner, Bow
en; frequent speculations on their
chances being indulged in, and even
when the preparations were made for
Bowen's execution he sold his grave
and coffin to Casterlen, the delivery
being contingent upon Bowen's escape
from'the'' gallows. Casterlen was tried
at the March term 1860, and by many
it is still thought his life was ''sworn
av thf bnnn nf a Mnnoa-lai
away." Convicted of murder in the
first degree, ho was sentenced on tho
3d day of April to be hanged, the 11th
day of May being fixed for the execu
tion. Casterlen had no friends, no
money; no effort was made to save him;
and whether from an economical desire
c8-iba .gari; of . thooiHcials . that un
marketable County property should be
ulilLwdi or a. public demand that some
nno slmGlH TT.o TErmT tin, Mnfer.S'rO
was duly executed by the hand of
Sheriff Duncan. It was never known
whether the title in fee passed between
the two murderers, but at all events
the yawning grave was closed and the
"majesty" of the law that intangible
and unknown quantity that so sensi
tively corresponds with the financial
ability of a criminal, fully vindicated.
Bowen was immediately after his re
prieve safely lodged in tho penitentia
ry, but having tasted lifo ho wanted lib
erty and soon made hi3 escapo, and
true to his instincts at onco returned
to his bad life. Del Norto county In
tho -northern part of California wa3
now tho scene of his operations, and
many and fearful were the tales told
by the terrified Chinese who had been
plundered, by the masked and desper
ate robber. At last the Chine&e offer
ed a reward of ono thousand dollars
for his capture. Hunted and hounded
like a wolf, Bowen long eluded his
pursuers, but was at last found in a se
cluded cabin, where ho had taken ref
uge, by the Deputy Sheriff. Perceiv
ing the officer approach, the highway
man turned quickly to seize his fire arms
and was instantly shot down fallim:
mortally wounded. Bowen's iitima1.'
knowledge of his own charaeteV was
fully proved. A career which he yfear i
Pll hft mirrhr. fto-nin lw flrivpn lnfA v
j, ., -..... .,.
his own bad nature, was checksd.
He died like a wild beast when
might hajrtujoff quictljj-
liiftTxtcCTiT3"iIu tArailu sacre
with full faith in the promises of tho
Reedeemer, and as the last spark flick
ered out, the memory of tho few happy
hours he had known seemed to come
struggling back, for his last words
were "Wish to God I'd been hun"!"
LARGEST OF Til EI It K3SI.
1. The largest ocean in the world h
the Pacific 2. tho largest sea, the
Mediterranean. 3. River, the Ama
zon. 4. Gulf, Mexico. . 5. Cape,
Horn. 6. Lake; Superior: 7. Bay
Bengal. 8. Island, Australia. 6.
City, London. 10. Public building,
St. Peter's, Rome. 11. Hotel, Palace,
San Francisco. 12. Steamer, Great
Eastern. 13. Desert, Sahara. 14.
Theater, Grand Opera House, Paris.
15. State, Texas. 16. Territory,
Dakotah. 17. Park, Phtcnix Park,
in Dublin. 18, The highest Moun
tain, Mount Everest, Hindostan, Asia.
19. Sound, Long Wand. 20. Lar
gest railroad, Union -Pacific and Cen
tral Pacific. 21 Canal, Grand Canal
China. 22. Bridge, that oer the
Tay at Dundee, Scotland. 23. Lar
gest railroad depot, St Pancras, Lon
don. 24. Largest room in the world
under ono roof, military one, St. Peters
burg. 25. Strongest f6rt, Gibralter.
2G. Longest ship, the Romsdal, lately
in this ort 27. Sailing ship of the
greatest tonnage, The Threo Brothers.
"N. Y. Dispatch."
The Legislative Investigating Com
mittee of Oregon, recommended that
suit bo brought against ex-Governor
Grover, now U. S. Senator, to recover
the amount of his defalcation and
swindling. Tho matter will probably
be compromised in tho usual Democrat
ic way if Senator Grover pays back
the money he stole. Highwaymen
and burglars would bo equally willing
to settle on tho samo terms rather
than go to the penitentiary. The
Democratic editors of Oregon, who
howled so loud against the May frauds,
whicli his bondsmen settled, are very
sympathetic towards Grover, merely
because ho is a Democratic rascal,
which is a great distinction without a
difference. "Yreka Journal."
It is a common saying in Pajis that
it is ten to one that tho first really
pretty woman one meets is an Amer
ican. An appreciative admirer says
that while our girls aro prettier than
pinks and peaches at home, let them
once visit Paris and let their' natural
taste in dress receive the finishing
touches of Parisian style and the re
sult is just bewildering.
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THE nilOKKX IMAGE.
The Sentinel and
each recently contained ftrtieTes re
garding tho moral delinquencies of bur
The subject was introduced by an
article in the latter, abandon ia
nne points ana much good counac.
well and truly said. A correspon Jenl
- MSSE-iU. -loax-Mll-aig-3
and wrote in coutrast to tro "limes i
a modest hilt forcible article, and bbth
were well received and designed to do
good. It was thought that a tender
cord had been touched and that some
reformation mightresult. But Alas! two
shorfc weeks had not elapsed when the
iusidous hand of the dispoiler was found at
work. The beautiful temple dedicated
tooUrnoblebutsometimeserring boys is
being threatened, and if vicious counsel
shall prevail must soon bo utterly de
molished. A writer in the "Times"
made tho article referred to in the
Sentinel the subject of what tits au
thor seemed to regard wit and ridicule
but which was really shameless ribal
dry and profanity.
Its purpose, undisguised, was to
counteract any good that might result
from the kindly admonitions contained
in tho article to which it assumed to
be a reply.
The writar saysthat "gentility," etc.
have made tho Reams Bros types of
true gentlemen; admittedrbut if Reams
Bros aro tho type of gentlemen repre
sented being such will they not regard
as donbtful a compliment from such
a source! In the authors round iof rdi-
culo what graceless shape of evil cross-!
ed hk darkened mind that ha should
,tep aside to blur tho namo of honor '
ed Father Hoffman'
in the "Tinrs' and lament the fact
that tho wretched source from which
only it coiild emanate exists unrebuked
in our midst.
During the brief hours tho infidel
commune ruled in the city cf Paris its
votaries reveled in every excess their
grovling minds could conceive, and to
revile religion and morality they
opened their wicked orgie3 with prayer
and closed by chanting the sacred
"gloria in excelsis."
The author of the article in question
in tho same spirit quotes the sub
limest passages of scripture in the
midst of utterances too vile for repeti
tion. "That Boy's Rejoinder'" is replete
with expressions fit only for tho nois
somo haunts of vice, whero neither
truth nor virtue would ever dare to
enter expressions which happily arc
seldom seen in print, but which un
fortunately found facile medium
alas! for human weakness whero the
sacred alter was first reared, and its
holy fires so beautifully consecrated to
"our boyst" Tho glowing embers have
expired; the sweet incenso which went
up as a savior to the wayward has been
dissipated, and the altar desecrated by
the hand that reared it
1 0! for a tongue to enrse the slave
Whos'jtteBSon like a deadly bjight,
Comes o vr the coan;cl: of the brave,
And blista them io their hour cl
But enough concerning the "Times"
correspondence. Like a noxious ma-
laria beforo the lightning's flash its
deadly influence will be consumed by
the intelligent indignation of an cnligh
ToifE rcoii nmn ri:tXK.
Butte Creek, Jan. 20th.
An article in the "Times" of Jan.
17tb caused quite a flatter among the
people of this benighted district,
and all unite in pronouncing it too
slangy, profane and indecent to be con
sidered choice family reading. But
we may be mistaken, as we have not
been favored with the refined society
of Jacksonville. If men (excuso the
term) can gain popularity, and estab
lish their claims to superior intellegenco
I by writing and printing such stuff, it
Li not saying much for the moral taste
of tho community. As it has always
been conceded that tho intellectual
status of a country may be judged by
the character of its literature, what
must readers at a distance think of a
community that patronizes such litera
ture A few copies of the uuniber re
ferred to, together with some that ap
peared over ayearago, should be preserv
ed to aid in future elections. But let
us have something purer and better
for present reading. Hopefully thine.
i T. ...!.:- i -t.i t.- rmrf. nr I llr'pn n-pnft t gprurpi"'."P -
, sIsB .sataVs - sisdksis-sas-H-sa-sMsasas'sslHr'
iV i n''BHH
Gen. Grant has been, the hardest
rman to understand in all our history
a fact which wo aro very far from
mentioning to his discredi- What
penetration could have disc i I rfat
o n.'inro'-pridip."' citizen i iii i
ilit. . I
ile scorned tho arts by wL
minds thrust themselves
IT - .
public gaze; no man was c v - v
tree trom "bumptious stu w t
His great career has been a series
surpriso by the display of faculties
or qualities which nobody suspected
until they were, suddenly exerted: Td
select a recent minor instance, nothing
seemed better established than hid
utter inabilityto make a speech or
on any public occasion, when he
bloomed out at onco as soon as lid
touched tho shores of Europe, as a
ready, discreet and tasteful speaker iri
response to compliments. Nobody
can safely predict what further sur
prises this inscrutable sphinx has in
reserve for his countrymen. Ne-vv
BtTlER'A Ol'IMOV TO- mSHC ITIOX
or Tin: MnriiEKS."
Washington, Jan. 18. Butler
makes no secret of his determination;
to oppose a resolution which Potter
will present to the house next Monday
authorizing the committee over which
the latter presides to investigate tho
cipher conspiracy, and to appropriate
money for the expenses r.f the inquiry,
Butler says tho most that is alleged
Jn r oartl to thf" "P11- dispatches is
that they disclose an attempt on
ETilden's a-zents t spcurck
cated hold no positions under the got
ernment; therefore it is a matter w.
which in his opinion, congress has
nothing to do, and the
of which it lias to spend
Tho following items, published seri
atani in the dispatches, carry'tlieif own
significance and show who is working
for Oregon in the Senate:
Grover to-day introduced a bill to'
remove the political disabilities o'r'jjWm.
T. Welcker, of California, incurred by
reason of participation in tho rebel
lion. Mitchell introduced a bill to estab
lish a post route front Jacksonville,
via Sterling ami Uniontown, to
Wright's, on Big Applegate, Oregon.
Mitchell to-day made an argument
beforo tho Senate committeo on Indian
affairs in advocacy of the bill to open
the Umatilla reservation to settlement
by removing tho Indians.
Drummers. We take the following
from tho "Report of tho Board of
"All things being equal, when you
buy of a first class house, who aro re
sponsible and will deliver goods equal
to sample, and guarantte contracts,
they are to be preferred to those who
sell by traveling agents, because buy
ers must eventually pay the cost of the"
traveler. The situation is still further
improved if you buy of the manufac
turer, because the profits of the-middlo
man and traveler go to make goodsr
better for tho samo prices, or same
goods at a less cost."
A circular has been issued by the
Commissioner of tho General Land Of
flee in regard to tho right of pre-emtiori
to the unsold lands of the Pacific Land
Grant Companies. Local land officers
are expected to receive declarations
from pre-emptors, and after ascertaining
that the lands aro unsold, to permit en
try and payment at tho rato of SI, 25
per acre. This course will secure tem
porary possession, and compel the
railway companies to take tho initia
tive in the matter of ejectment.
Tho Circuit Court of Benton Coun
ty, Oregon, has decided that the notes
given by subscribers in aid of tho Wil
lamette Valley and Coast Railroad are
valid; therefore the money promised on
these notes can be collected for the
purchase of iron and rolling stock
Most of the notes for the purchase of
iron and rolling stock have been paid,
and the equipments for the first section
of the road will be shipped from New-
York JAthe 20th of Januar