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THE OREGON SENTINEL
"Wednesday, January 14, 1880.
The report of Police Chief Lappeus of
Portland, discloses a lamtntable state
of morals in that city. Among the
evils enumerated, the Chief speaks of
the rapidly growing habit of opium
smoking, which is ruining the health
and destroying the minds of many of
our young men and girls; a habit once
contracted that can be very seldom or
never be broken oft There are a
large number of these dens, kept prin
cipally by Chinese, where men and
women,young men and girls some not
over 13 years of age congregate and
indulge m the vile and loathsome habit,
and sleep off the stupor; subject to all
the insults and indignities that may be
committed upon them by those not un
der the influence, and by the Chinese
themselves. Some of the females who
visit these dens are married and have
families, and young girls, of the most
respectable class of society. Could
their names be published society would
stand amazed. It is almost impossible
for the police to find out these places,
as they are generally in rooms, to reach
which, it is necessary to pass through
dark, winding passages, and door? fas
tenedand guarded, sometimes requir
ing a guide, and when the den is
reached all is dark, the inmates having
escaped by roofs and by underground
passages. Some more stringent and
severe measures should be taken to
break up these dens of infamy. No
wonder that so many of our young
girls fall from virtue. From the best
evidence 1 have there are about 500 or
600 white males and females who visit
these dens in the city of Portland.
HCEKAH FOB MEXICO!
Representative Whitthorne is repre
sented as believing that if Grant gave
assurance that he was favorable to the
annexation of Mexico, he would receive
the cordial support of a large Southern
element He thinks also that Grant's
visit to Mexico has some connection
with an annexation scheme. S. F.
Hurrah for annexationl It would
. be the salve that would heal all our
own wounds. It would bleach the
"bloody shirt," close the chasm and do
more to unite the Americar. people
I " '. -1 rn.ii bn rLimaJH!--
I'gniTTimft r U I
years. Hurrah lor the day whpn the
bird of liberty will perch on the halls
of the Montezumas, and his scream be
heard from ocean to ocean; when the
rich mines and valleys of Mexico will
be thrown, open-to American enterprise
and her population will pay tribute to
the industries of our humming spindles
and busy workshops from Lowell to the
Fall of the Willamette. What In
dia is to England, Mexico will be to us,
and when she is once ours we may cry:
"Faugh a ballaugh" to the world.
The following is the result of the
Sleeting of the Democratic State Cen
tral Committee, held at Salem on the
. 8th instant:
On motion, the convention was call
ed to meet at Albany Wednesday,
April 7th, 1880, at 1 o'clock p. st.
The State Central Committee recom
mends to the various county committees
that the county conventions be held
March 28th, and primaries on the 21st
The following resolution was adopted:
Resolved,. That the State Conven
tion be-held for the purpose of nomina
ting one- candidate for Congress; three
Supreme Judges, six delegates to the
National Conventkn, ratification of the
nominees for Circuit Judges and Pros
ecuting Attorneys of the several Judi
cial Districts, a State Central Commit
tee and such other business as may
"properly come-before the convention.
The committee reeommends that no
person be- allowed to cast more than
On motion, a committee of five was
appointed to prepare and publish an
address to the Democracy of the State
consisting of Gen. Joseph Lane, W. H.
Effinger, E. C. Bradshaw, M. V. Brown
and A. Noltner.
W. F. Cornell has retired from the
Salem "Mercury," which will hereafter
be published at Portland by W. S.
Moss. We regret to part with "Wil
bur" who has been a courteous and gen
ial opponent and he has our best wish
es for success, in his next undertaking
irhatover it may be.
The-chairman of the Republican State
Central Committee has called a meet
ing of that body at Salem- on February
18th, at 2 Pi M. J. H. Chitwood is
member from this county, C. B. Watson
from Lake and Thos Floyd from. Jos
ephine. Both Houses of the California Leg
islature wer organized last week on
the first day of the session, the Repub
licans, securing control in both instances.
We learn from, the Albany "Demo
crat" that in the neighborhood of Har
ney and on Crooked creek the snow is
very deep and stockmen much alarmed.
TEST CHOICE, INDEED.
The announcement of a philanthrop
ic old gentleman, a former resident of
Oregon, that the people of this State
are desirous of an accession of two
hundred and fifty thousand colored peo
ple is exciting the "Standard" and other
partisan papers in Oregon. Their
concern, evidently based on the fact
that the Republican party in this
State would be greatly strengthened,
is quite unnecessary. There is no de
mand for so large and sudden an in
flux of a poor population, no matter
how industrious it may be; but if any
number of colored people who are able
to support themselves legitimately
choose to come to Oregon, there should
be no objection. Colored people cer
tainly have as good a right as other
citizens to seek homes here, and their
political preferences is a guaranteed
privilege no one has a right to meddle
with. We apprehend, however, that if
their political status were reversed,
there would not be theslightest clamor
and the Democratic press would not
be so extremely choice, nor so nerv
ously fearful. The press of this
State is continually crying: "Come,
come,help to fill up our glorious State,"
and to object to muscle and industry
solely on the ground of color becms inconsistent.
CKl'ELTT TO AMMALS.
The exceptionally severe Winter in
Southern Oregon should be a sufficient
hint to farmers to prompt them to
make some provision for Wintering
stock. It is the old story of the
"pitcher going often to the well and
getting broken at last," and we should
think as a simple business transaction,
it would be better to provide fodder
for cattle and sheep from year to year,
always looking forward to a possible
emergency than to run the risk of
losing them by starvation. One of
our wool growers expressed his opinion,
last Fall, that "providing hay for sheep
was waste of money," but this individ
ual was sadly mistaken, as we fear he
will not have a single head of his whole
flock alive in the Spring. Others who
have been prudent and careful of their
interests are weathering their flocks suc
cessfully and will prove conclusively
that it "does pay to make provision for
stock." Outside of business considera
tions, it is cruel to starve animals to
that there is neither sense, profit nor
humanity in accumulating more stock
than they can feed.
We have frequently alluded to the
practice of item filching by newspaper
men as contemptible and unjustifiable.
We have even threatened to cut off ex
changes that would do it, but the threat
was hasty, uncharitable, inconsiderate.
We observe that last week a Portland
daily stole fourteen items and para
graphs from us and imposed them on
its readers as original. At first we
were angry, but finding little else in the
"enterprising" paper worth reading,
we took a big drink of the "milk of
human kindness," fell into a charitable
train of reflection and concluded that a
paper depending so largely on the
brains and industry of its exchanges
must be very poor in those qualities
and should be treated kindly. We
have arrived at this conclusion partly
from the experience that newspaper
"filchers" are so obtuse that hints
are of no avail, and if those pa
pers using our ideas and items as
their own, prefer any particular style
in dishing them up, they can command
DESTBCCTIO.V OF CAME.
Sportsmen and all others are re
minded that on the first day of Febru
ary the game law will be again in opera
tion, and it will beunlawful to kill deer
until the first day of July. Tho re
minder however, will be of little ef
fect as the public seem to think that
any individual may kill game at any
time for his necessities and that the
act of offering it for sale is only pun
ishable. The real truth is the law is
nearly a dead letter and ought to be
repealed. Its object is to preserve
game from wholesale destruction, but
it utterly fails to do so and we have
every reason to believe that hundreds
of deer are slaughtered annually in
the county for their hides alone. If
it is thought wise to preserve this
kind of game the Legislative Assem
bly should pass a law prohibiting en
tirely the killing of deer on any pre
tence for at least two years, as if the
destruction goes on as it has been for
several years the species will soon be
The "World" says, it will soon be
time for the members of the New York
Legislature to have their buttonholes
lined with sheet-iron to save them from,
breaking out when the Senatorial can
iidates hook their fingers in them.
Jackson county was represented in
the meeting of the Democratic State
Central Committe by P.P. Prim, proxy
for E. D. Foudray so says the "Stan
dard." Nearly seventy-five miles of the
grading of the 200 miles of the Pend'
Oreille division of the Northern Pa
cific railroad is finished, and at the
present rate of progress the division
will be ironed and completed before
another harvest Portland "Stand
ard." Bishop Gilbert Haven, of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, died at
the residence of his brother in Maiden,
Mass., on the 5th of January, after an
illness of several weeks. The Bishop
was elected to the episcopacy in 1872,
and was a man of about 60 years of
The rule adopted by the Democratic
State Central Committee "that no per
son bs allowed more than two voves"
smacks a little of centralization. Bor
i.er counties will be obliged to send at
least half of their delegations or be
without full representation. We hope
the Republican State Central Commit
tee will avoid such a rule.
The negro exodus from the South
induced Vorhees to offer a resolution
in Congress calling for an investigation.
Stuff! A black man has has just as
good a right to emigrate from any
State as a white man, and an investiga
tion as to the cause of a person trying
to extricate himself from a vat of very
hot water would be quite as sensible
and perhaps similar in its results.
A Memphis dispatch of December
29th, 1879, says: Last Saturday
at Smith's station, Mr. Bedford and
Frank Duke, cousins, had an encount
er over a game of cards, in which
Frank shot Bedford with a double
barrelled shotgut, killing him instantly.
Bedford leaves a wife and seven chil
dren. All the obituary the deceased
deserves is the remark, that no man
with a family of seven children has any
business to play cards.
The Salem "Mercury" by its on
slaught en the Supreme Judiciary of
Oregon has brought upon itself an at
tack of the whole Democratic press of
this State, but as. it is only prompted
by the fear that the "Mercury" will
disrupt thes""irty, the shots fall like
mustard seeds on an iron-clad Peo
ple are beginning to think that party
organizations are secondary to the
there is any.
Our Democratic friends are in a most
embarrassinr situation on the Maine
muddle. They assured us that Garce
lon's policy was highly constitutional,
cooly told Republicans they must sub
mit. Garcelon, himself, submitted his
own questions to the Supreme Court;
that body deciding that he was wrong
on every point. Now the Democratic
press urge him not to submit, but to
follow out his original plan. "What
is sauce for thp goose ought to be gravy
for the gander."
There is a new Northern Pacific
bononza in the shape of vast beds of
coal in the Yellowstone country. At
a distance of about 130 miles from Bis
marck the grade of the road cuts
through a bed of coal fourteen feet,
thick. Evidences of the existence of
this coal over a wide area are in sight.
Where the grade cuts the vein the
coal can be loaded on the cars from
each side at nominal cost The dis
covery is a great thing for the country
and for the road.
The following lines occur in a
"pome" on Oregon, slung together by
the members of a club in Douglas coun
ty, and published in the "Plaindealer.-"
I love her mild and balmy air,
Oregon, my Oregon;
And Winter comes and quickly flies,
Oregon, my Oregon.
Our "devil who has been shivering
with cold for four weeks and comes in
holding his half-frozen nose, exclaims
as an addendum to the last line t
I think the Roseburg poet lies
My frozen nasal organ!
The annual message of Mayor D. P
Thompson of Portland,is published in
the Portland dailies. It is an exhaus
tive document and shows the city to be
rapidly improving. It urges amend
ments to the charter, more severe pun
ishment of vagrants, and says no Chi
ne e have been employed on tho streets
within the past year. During 1879
140,881 was. expended on streets,
mostly for macadamizing, and the
Mayor recommends a return to the
"Nicholson" or the Belgian block pave
ment Amount in the city treasury,
The "Times" thinks we are "indig
nant" at the "Maine" business. Not at
all, neighbor 1 We only laugh at it as
an act of folly under color of law,
which will right itself in good time.
It is the "Times" that should be "in
dignant" at its Maine friends. While
it has been slobbering about the "un
dying principles" of Democracy, that
party in Maine has shown that it is
not governed by any such fine spun
theories, but only able to ape the worst
precedents set by corrupt Republicans.
As a political educator our neighbor
ought to mourn at wasting so much
seed on barren soil as his poetical in
culcations fall unheeded.
Odd Fellow'. Balding Jacksonville,
DEALER AND WORKER IN
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER, LEAD
A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF STOVES
POWDER OF HVERY DESCRIPTION
Fusf and CapsJ
W0DFN&, WILLOW WARE,
Paints. Oils, Varnish, Glass
Shot, Brushes, Chains, Hose
I hvve secured the errlcea of a first-class
Mechtnlc, and am prepared te io all repair
ing promptly aft'd in superior style.
TN CONNECTION WITH THE ABOVE
J. I mi receiving and have constantly
band i fall and Srst-clasa stock of
1RY-G00D3, GUM BOOTS, TOBACCO
READY HADE CLOTHING,
GLASSWARE, CROCKERY, &c.
Everjlhisg sold at returnable rates.
SIr. P. P. Prim.
Mill Ella Prim
Latest FALL & W1XTER Stock
PRIM'S MILLINERY STORE !
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVEDANEW
stock of goods at our store, of Fall
and Winter style, as follows:
HATS OF ALL STYLES,
PLUSHES, HEATERS, FLOWERS,
JET TRIMMING g,
Childreft'sl&oods & Waists,
Velvets, Zephyrs, Needles.
AVe also keep the celebrated Ccntemcri
Kid Gloves, Handkerchiefs, etc.
Call and examine before purchasing
Jacksonville, Nov. 26th, 1879.
SLAUGHTER IN PRICES
E. JACOBS' STORE
Oregon Street, Jacksonville
TXmEKT2rA COMPLETE AND
t v magnencieui assortment or new goodi-
nas juat hern received consisting In part or
BOOTS & SHOES,
HATS AND CAPS,
TOBACCOS & CIGARS,
ALL KINDS PAINTS.
W JLJU jpOTT" GrTiflSa.
A FINE ASSORTMENT
LADIES' HATS AND
FLO WEES, dec, &c.
In fact everything to be found in a 6m
cIhfb stock of General Merchandise, which
will be iold at prices
That Defy Competition.
The hightt price allowed for country pro
duce. Give n.e a call at my establishment
in the Masonic building and be convinced
that there is no humbug about thir
- E. JwOBS
Jacksonville Musical Conservatory
CONDUCTED BY .
THE MUSICAL COURSE OF THIS INSTITUTE "WILL OPEN ON THE FIRST
of September and is divided in four quarters, each comprising twenty-four lessons.
Piano, per term
Singing, per term
Violin, " "
Uthern, " " 20 00
Instructions in Composing and Thorough Bass 20 00
Calling at private residences, per term of 24 lessons 24 0O
Pupils are received at any period, and special attention is paid to those who have but
For further particulars apply at the Musical Institute.
JSTew York Store,
THE ENTIRE STOCK OF
AT COST ON ACCOUNT
... is .-i ' isisv1
JACKSONVILLE, NOV. 5.
TO THE FROKT AGAIN
NEW STOCK OF GOODS
GEORGE W. T LLIOTT.
BEGS LEAVE TO CALL TOE ATTENTION OF
the public to thft fact that be baajnst return
ed from Sau Francisco with a fall itwck of
Wfilch lie i lelling at
PRICES THAT DEFY COMPETITION
LADIES' FANCY GOODS
Gents' and Boys' Clothing
Prices That Will Astonish the
MENS AND BOYS' SHIRTS.
AJfa.1 assortment from the fio4t to the most
Spectacles and Jewelry.
The flneit lot of Spectacltaand eye glasses extr
fcrongbtto the mtrket and Watch
and Jewelry vf e?erjr
MENS' AND BOYS'HATS
VERY LATEST STYLE.
Call and be Convinced.
". 20 00
ASHLAND HARNESS SHOP.
C. K, KLUM,
MANUFACTURER OF, AND DEALER IN
Saddlery and Harness,
KEEPS A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
goods in his line of trade.
Indies', Siena and Itoji" Saddles, a
TEAM, BUGGY AND
"Winchester Repeating Rifles
(commonly called Henry Rifles) of
model of 1866, 1873, and 1876.
Pistols, Cartridges, Etc.
Wheat taken at the Highest Market
Rates in Exchange for goods.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
ECTOOL BOOKS. STATIONERY ANCT GOODS.
SHEET MUSIC, PIEl.Dr
GLASSES, VIOLINS, CITHERNS,
AND STRINGS FOR THE SAME.
DRUGS, JTEDICHES, T8ILET SOAPS 1SD
Needles and Best Sperm Oil for
HE HAS SOLD OUT HIS
stock of American ewing Mttcbinet
a number of time, but has another lot ol
tbm on hand. This is the ltgthet ann
mot rapid running, as well an durable
machine there is made, and so pimple that
little girls flye or six years old make their
patchwork on them.
This is the place to buy Rood-watche.
clocks and jewelry, and he will sell heap
jewelry cheaper than any one.
-Watches, clocks, jewelry and
sewing machines cleaned and repaired at
La the place to go fcr anything in
the hardware line. He has a large
and aniierior stock of Rifles, Shot
Guns and Sporting Material, and
in fact everything from an Anvil
Key. lie sells nt LESS thau Bed
rock prices FOR CASH, and all
those purchasing Building Hard
ware, Tools of every kind, Taints.
Glass, Cordage, Brushes &c, have
That he is determined to under
sell any one in the market, and
people who wish Cutlery, Quartz
or Spy Glasses, or anything made
Fact people from every place or
Will find that he means hnsiness,
and will get bargains by callin"
on him before going elsewhere.
THOMAS' SAW MILL
AT THE MEADOWS-
TS NOWFULLYPREPARED TOFuR.
X rush the market with evprv ilpsrrmtinn
ot lumber of a superior quality. Thismill
is new throughout and furnished with the
latest anil nmstTmnmrM) mnjlitnin T.nM
by ensuring the speedy fulfillment' of all
timers ui mosi reasnnaoic prices. Uills
sawed to order with dispatch.
!T3Glvo mn a trial nnd T trill nm.
what I say, for satisfaction is guaranteed
in every case. JESSE B. THOMAS.
Tabla Rock, September 3d, 1879.
PIONEER HARDWARE STORE!
MRS J. BILGER
AT TH E OLD STAND OF JOHN BILGES
Calii rnia itrctt. Jackioa.illc, Oregon,
BEAUX AND WORXIX IX
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER VAB
rcxra and mn,
Pafnts, Oils, Glass, VarnisIT
CUTLERY, W IRE $ ROPE
Pacific &lmpcrishable Paini
A first-class- mechanic will attend tol
Job Work with neataess-and dispatchv-
ESTEverything sold; at reasonable ratcs
MRS. J. BILGER.
IMPORTANT NOTICE 9
Information for the PeopI
I RAVE RECEIVED ANOTHER
I lorce ciinsignmrnt 0f the celebrated Sin-
Zkt Sewinc Mrtchines. wh'ch are for fale orj
i he nnul liberal trim and at the rnrnlar
pruts established by the company. There
Ibrr WBfite no time, raoner and patience on
inferior machines when yon can purchase al
genuine cvnjter ai mesamengnres in boy
we o Singer yon get a machine ol acknowl
edged merit and established rrpntatioD. aoill
are certain of havmir alne re ceWed for yoorl
money, as e?ery macmoe n warranted by the
The Singer Compaov now sell three-oaar--
ters ot all the machines sold in the world, the
apacity of their worts at Elizabeth. Aew
Jt-rsey. enabling them to torn oot over a
thousand machines a day. and they havej
4,nuu omees lor me sale of these justly cele-J
rrated sewing machines, which bars takerl
Over all competitors more than two band-
After the Chicago fire the Relief Com
mittee undertook to famish sewing machines- j
io tne needy women of (Bat city, and appii
rantR were permitted to chocw from six dif
ferent kindt of muchices. 2.944 applicants!
werp iiumsned with machines, of which nam ,
her 2 427 chose Singer machines and 511
distributed their choice among the five othe,9
kind of machines. 1 hey were to earn their
living on these machines, and took the Sin
IT IS THE "EST.
The people bought Singer machines
8T0 1-733 SingrMhlnea
1S72...,. ...219,75S '
1873 232.4M "
1874 .241.7a "
175 249.S5.J " "
1876 ..262JJ1 "
J877 .2S2.812 "
1878 3.16,432 , '
D. II. FKATIIRnS.
Agent for Jwkton and JoMDhlne Conntf.
HAJquartf n, JackaonTlll. Or.
OITTTATED ON BEAR rjREEtr RKVS
O miles north-east of Jacksonville, al
prepared to a genetal
Merchant and Exchange Hnsiness-
The nndproifffipri will (rtv 3K nnnnrla nl
Hour. 2 pound shorts and 8 pound bran fo
-very bushel cf wheat. Will also lacll
juui customers lurniHoingsacKS.
THE UNDERSIGNED TKEU PLE1S
L are In announcing to the public that
he ha jut received a complet- and first
clasa awrtment of G-nl's Fnrnlahing
Goods.ancb a Hats. Shirts. Und-rwear. etc,
bct brand"- or Cigara and Tobacco Pipes,
Nntioiia. Fancy Good. Glaasware Crockery,
Musical inalrumetibi. Bird Cage., Stationnety
I'ocket and Table Untlery, albums. Toys,
Candies. Nuts. etc.. which will be sold at
the cheapeat rates. Give me acallund see