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THE OREGON SENTINEL
"Wednesday, January 21,
Maine is ahead in political strategy.
Our own deified Senator "Gobble" who
tried to steal the Electoral vote of Ore
gon is a native of the "pine tree" State.
The Portland "Standard" Bays we
are not a "barbarious" people 1 Does
the remark apply to money shavers and
tonsorial experts? If so, the "Stand
ard" is a little o'ff.
The latest reports from Maine state
that the Republicans have undisputed
possession of the State capital, and that
the Fusionist Legislature is meeting at
Union Hall. All is yet quiet.
At the Republican Senatorial caucus
which was held in Columbus, Ohio,
January 6th, General James Garfield
was nominated for United States Sen
ator, to succeed A. G. Thurman, whose
term expires March 4, 1881.
The partisan papers of Oregon, on
Both sides, are loud in their demands
for a square deal and abandonment of
trickerv as the surest means ot suc
cess. It is a confession to the people
that things, heretofore, have not been
altogether on the square.
The "Courier-Journal" (Democratic)
sayB that the action of the Maine Dem
ocrats and Greenbackers is suicidal,
and must be wholly repudiated by the
Democratic press throughout the coun
try. Otherwise, it says, they will lose
all their possible capital from the
Referring to Grant a Democratic pa
per exclaims: "How poveity stricken
we are with only one man that can
save the country 1" We think the
country is rich in the possession of one
individual, canable of savina it. while
so many greedy politicians are tearing
like a gang of hyenas at its vitals.
The Salt Lake "Tribune" complacent
ly remarks that "when the Govern
ment amends the law of 1862 so as to
catch the old polygs, they won't flaunt
their treason quite so defiantly as they
did at their conference on Sunday."
The first move ought to be the spiking
of that Cannon by the House of Reprc;
sentatives. "Elko Post."
The Louisiana and Maine Returning
Boards both claim to have acted under
tho forms of law. The difference is
this: One Board counted iartam
to the evident will or a majontv ot the
people of Louisiana. The other count
ed in candidates in order to defeat the
will of a majority of the people of
The vote of Oregon on Congressman
at the election in 1878 was as follows:
John Whiteaker (Dem.), 16,744; H.
K Hines (Rep.), 15,593; T. P. Camp
bell (National), 1,184. Total 33,521.
The' ratio of population is five to every
vote, and there is a strong probability
that tho next census will develop the
fact that we are entitled to another
representative in Congress.
The new constitution of California
makes "lobbying" a felony and a bill
has been introduced to suppress the
practice. The third house in Oregon
is conceded to be the most intelligent
part of the Assembly, and until the sal.
ary of Legislators is raised so as to se
cure tho services of qualified men, we
should seriously object to any interfer
ence with the Oregon "lobby."
The following from-the S.F. "Chron
icle" should meet with the hearty ap
proval of the whole "Western press.
It is only too mild: "The distinguished
consideration with which Chief Ouray
is being treated in Washington, and the
secret manner in which the investiga
tion into the outrages committed by
members of his tribe is being conducted
are uncalled for, and will not tend to
strengthen public confidence in the In
dian policy of Secretary Schurz.
Representative Berry of California
has introduced a bill abolishing the In
dian Reservation on the lower Klam
ath. The Reservation was abandoned,
practically, in 1862, after the great
freshet which swept over it and des
troyed the Agency buildings and mili
tary post Since that time it has been
a reservation only on paper, yet the
Department has, with great injustice,
continued to drive whites oiTit .without
atilizing it for the benefit of the In-
-dians. Under these circumstances it
should be abolished, and we hope it
The New York "World," the Louis
ville "Courier-Journal," the Chicago
"Times," the Detroit "Free Press," and
the Brooklyn "Eagle," five as influen
tial Democratic papers as there are in
the country, all reprobate the villainy
of the Garcelon gang in Maine, and
every Independent journal East of the
Mississippi condemns the outrage in the
plainest terms; but among the little organ-grinders
in Oregon and California
there isn't one who does not yelp out
his approval. These fellows have been
told that the steal ib Democratic, and
that's enough for them.
THE CLIMAX OF I'KI.VrlNU.
Have we reached it? A recent visit
to the press room of the "San Francis
co Chronicle" prompts an affirmative
answer, but we remember that forty
years ago when the "Hoe" power press
with the astonishing speed of three
thousand per hour was introduced by
the New York dailies, the question was
answered affirmatively then, as it was
thought the very highest point of per
fection had been attained. Looking
back to Hoe's wonderful development
of the crude ideas of Guttenberg and
Franklin, and looking at his present
triumph of mechanical skill in the
press room of the "Chronicle," wc
draw the same comparison that we
would between tht sun dial of Ro
man antiquity and the finest chronome
ter movement from a modern London
workshop. The wonderful press now
in use is an index to the possibilities of
the human mind, and teaches its elas
tic adaptability to its own increasing
wants. The very largest circulation of
the metropolitan dailies in the early
days of the "power press" could not
have exceeded twenty thousand; but
rapidly increasing population demand
ed greater facilities, and human genius
at once made provision and what was
lacking in mechanism has been sup
plied by the mysteries of chemistry.
Just think of it! A thought flows
from the pen, in a moment it is in the
hands of the compositor, thence to the
stereotyper; crystallized into metal it
is locked into the arms of tho great
iron giant that, with its multiplex sin
ews and nerves of steel, gives it to the
world in legible characters at the rate
of one hundred thousand every three
hours, and almost without tho assis
tance of human labor! Talk about the
"lost arts" and mourn over the forgot
ten secrets of the dying vats of Tyre,
the glass weavers of Byzantium, the
buried powers that built the pyramids
and raised the obelisks what are the
greatest achievements of the ancients
to the one great triumph of the art
that preserves all others? We stand
amazed at the perfect precision of these
immense automatic presses, wondering
what the possibilities of the future may
be and recognizing in them a type of
higher civilization than the world has
ever seen or ever was buried among the
ruins of the ancient peoples.
I.V A 1'KEIHCAMEM'.
Without knowing anything
Fi HIM OUIJZ
i n j"' - . fcj :.
unable to determine whether he is
right or wrong, we have to acknowl
edge that gentleman's pluck. Notwith
standing he is a member of the bar he
claims a right of criticism equal to
that of any other citizen, and his claim
is just. If the Judiciary are to be so
high above the common herd, if they
are to be elevated into a legal priest
hood so sanctified that no man dare
lay his sacreligious hands upon them,
what is to become of our boasted liber
ty of speech ! Were the press to criti
cise the judgments of the courts with
out libellous language we would like to
know how the courts would "gag" it
or where they would find their remedy?
To disbar an attorney from practice be
cause he has exercised a right accorded
to the press and private citizen, would
not only be tyrannical but pusillani
mous, and we doubt if the Supreme
Court will dare to do it. If Mr. Dell
has been guilty of libel let him be pun
ished for libel. If only guilty of criti
cism, no court has a right to exclude
him from practice. There is an old
maxim of English law, however, which
declares "the greater the truth the
greater tho libel," and if an American
citizen is to-be punished for telling the
truth we want to know it.
The P01 tlaud "Standard" has an ex
cellent burlesque on the manner of
interviewing citizens, procuring their
opinions and creating Presidential
"booms." It contains some hard hits
and shows that this new way of mak
ing political capital is very thin and
easily penetrated. A "leading" paper
whose editor has some particular per
gonal preference sends out an inter
viewer who is careful to keep away
from those whose opinions are adverse
and then it is announced that the pa
per's candidate is the proper man.
"The Sentinel of this week leaves
the impression that E. D. Foudray,
member of tho Democratic State Cen
tral Committee, was represented at the
recent meeting of that body by Judge
Now neighbor, try and be fair. We
only republished the statement of the
Portland "Standard," but you seem
disinclined to acknowledge that a Dem
ocratic paper could possibly err. If the
statement is untrue we are not respon
sible. The New York "Express" saj It
deserves to be said that what the pres
ent generation of Democratic leaders
want is audacity.
Not at all 1 They want office. The
Grover gobble in, Oregon and the Gar
celon gobble in Maine show that they
have more "audacity" than judgment.
A UTTLE IlLJir XEE3KD.
The religious community stands
aghast at the enunciation of Apostle
Taylor who declares that "polygamy is
ordained of God," but the whole coun
try may well be astounded when he de
fiantly adds "that the United States
cannot suppress it." The question is
not whether any form of pretended re
ligion shall be interfered with, but
whether the laws shall be enforced.
Polygamy is forbidden by Congress, it
is repugnant to our higher standard of
civilization. It is regarded as a relic
of barbarism, and those practicing it
should be treated as savages and placed
without the pale of the law. If the
law of Congress cannot be otherwise
enforced the polygamists should be
tried outside of Utah. The Utes ob
tained a change of venue and the White
Mormon Bavages are certainly entitled
to an equal measure of justice. It
must be rather humiliating to Congress
to see its laws persistently defied and
the placid Hayes must feel exceedingly
cheap to know that the Apostle and
defender of the foulest blot on modern
civilization laughs in his face and even
the besotted women of Utah point their.
fingers at him in scorn. Choke the
treason out of the Mormon leader with
a little hemp, give his associates a
change of venue and a gentile jury, and
polygamy will soon die'out; but to ex
pect it to expire of its own nastiness is
worse than folly.
urxr tiie sois.
We have said a eood deal to the
boys and they now desire us to talk a
little to the old men. The former have
taken initiatory steps toward their own
advancement, and wish to establish a
library and reading room for the im
provement of their leisure hours.'
They want counsel, and what is more
important assistance, and a committee
will wait on the "old" gentlemen to as
certain How Much they really desire
the boys to grow up proper members
of society and eschew evil habits. The
boys think of securing the Cronemiller
Hall and cards are to be rigidly exclud
ed. We feel sure that the boys will
meet with a generous response and be
aided in their worthy determination.
A Reno saloon-keeper died last sum
mer, and his wife sent for an undertak
er. When it was time to remove the
body from the ice-box to the coffin
the undertaker proceeded to take the
way. "Vere you vas com by dot
widow. "Round to the store, of
course." "I guess nod. 'Spose dot
ices man vas late to-jiorrow mornin'.
vot I vas goin' to do
The ice was left. Elko "Post."
Hunting in Josephine. "Mow
witch" sends us an account of a hunt
ing match that took place on Althouse
creek on Dec 31st, between Jas. R.
White's and Jno. M. Lewis' companies.
That of the former scored 2,025 points
and that of Mr. Lewis 1,083.' The
losing side paid for a splendid oyster
supper, but it is fair to state "that
White's company had two more hun
ters than Lewis', two of the latter be
ing sick. The next match of the Alt
house sporting club will be on Fe'i.
12th. Three deer were counted this
time but the boys will be careful not
to bag any after Feb. 1st as the game
law then takes effect.
Troubles of Travelers. On Sat
urday night the South bound stage
mired a little South of Woodville and
with his usual luck, our friend Captain
Ankeny was aboard and renewed his
experience of former trips. The cap
tain and driver worked manfully for
three hours and had to build about for
ty fret of "corduroy" with fence rails
before the stage could be extricated.
That sink hole is notorious among the
drivers and could easily be made
safe and passable by a few loads of
gravel at the proper time.
Ashland I. O. O. F. Installation.
D. D. G. 31. John A. Boyer visited
Ashland Lodge No. 45, E O. O. F.,
last Saturday evening and installed the
officers for the ensuing term. The fol
lowing is a list of the officers installed:
N. G., A. D. Helman; V. G., L O. Mil
ler; R, S., Ed. DePeat; P. S., P. L.
Fountain; Treasurer, E. J. Farlow;
W., J. R. Helman; Con., W. Beeson;
T. G., "W. Baldwin; R. S. N. G., W C.
Daly; L. S. N. G., L B. Rusel; R.' S.
V. G., J. W. Riggs; L. S. V. G., M.
H. Drake; R. S. S., C. H. Gillette; L.
S. S., J. Stanley.
The Men in Congress. The U. S.
Senate is composed of 76 members, of
whom there are lawyers 59; merchants
8; farmers 4; doctors 1; editors 1;
baokers 1 ; ministers 1 ; professional
politicians 1. The House of Represen
tatives has 293 members, who are classi
fied as follows: Lawyers 219; mer
chants 25; bankers 5; capitalists 3;
manufacturers 5; farmers 12; millers
2; stone cutters 1 ; editors 4; doctors 6
Real Estate Transaction's. The
following deeds have been recorded in
the County Clerk's office since our last
U. S Hayden to S. C. Snooks, 22
acres of land at the dry diggings. Con
T. A. Newman, administrator de
bonis non of the estate of Geo. W.
Bressler, deceased, to Frederick Jleber,
320 acres land on Rogue River.
Odd Ftllow's Building Jacksonville,
DEALER AND WORKER IN
TIN, SHEET IRON, COPPER, LEAD
A FIRST-OLASS STOCK OF STOVES
POWDER OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Fuse and CapsJ
Paints. Oils, Varnish, Glass
Shot, Brushes, Chains, Hose
I have secured the ervices of a first-class
Mechanic, and am prepared to do all repair
log promptly and In superior style.
N CONNECTION WiTR THE ABOVE
1 I am receiving and bave constauMy
hand a full and first-class stock of
dry-goods, gdm roots, tobacco
READY MADE CLOTHING,
GLASSWARE. CROCKERY, &c.
SEverj thing sold at reasrnaMe ratog.
- Prim -
Latest FALL & WISTER Stock
PRIM'S MILLINERY STORE !
Tl 713 HAVE JUST RECEIVED A KEW
stock of goods at our store, of Fall
and Winter style, as follows:
HATS OF ALL STYLES,
PLUSHES, FEATERS, FLOWERS,
Children's loods &L Waists,
Velvets, Zephyrs, Needles.
We also keep the celebrated Centcmeri
Kid Gloves, Handkerchiefs, etc
Call and examine before purchasing
Jacksonville, Nov. 2Gth, 1879.
SLAUGHTER IN PRICES
Oregon Street, Jacksonville
WHERE A COMPLETE AND
magneUcieut assortment of uew goods
has jnst been received, consisting in part of
CLOTHING, .-T .
BOOTS & SHOES,
SCHOOL BOOKS, ,
HATS AND CAPS,
TOBACCOS & CIGARS,
ALL KINDS PAINTS.
A FINE ASSORTMENT
LADIES' HATS AND
FLO WEES, &c.,&c.
In fact everything to be found in a flrst
cH'R stock oi General Merchandise, which
will be sold at prices
The highst price allowed for country pro
""Give me a , call at my establishment
in the Masonic building and be convinced
that there is no humbug about thir
a. J. .UB5
Jacksonville Musical Conservatory
'THE MUSICAL COURSE OF THIS INSTITUTE WILL OPEN" OX TTTR PTTIST
-L of September and is divided in four quarters), each comprising twenty-four lessons.
Piano, per term
Singing, per term
citnern, " 04 qj
Instructions in Composing and Thorough Bass '.'.'.'.'. 2-1 00
Calling at private residences, per term ot 21 lessons . 2400
Pupils are received at any period, and special attention is paid to those who have hut
For further particulars apply at the Musical Institute.
JLAGE SALE I
New York Store,
THE ENTIRE STOCK OF
AT COST ON ACCOUNT
TO TIIE FROST AGAIN !
NEW STOCK OF GOODS
GEORG-E W. T LLIOTT.
BKG3 LKATE TO CALL THE ATTENTION OF
the public to the fact that he has Just return
ed from Sau Francisco with a fall stuck of
Tf nlch he U idling at
PRICES IHAT DEFY COMFETlf ION
LADIES' FANCY GOODS
Gents' and Boys' Clothing
Prices That Will Astonish the
MENS' AND BOYS' SHIRTS.
Afoll assortment from the finest to the most
Spectacles and Jewelry.
The finest lot of Spectacles and eye glasses orer
brought to the nitrket and Watches
and Jewelry of everj
MENS' AND BOYS' HATS
VERY LATEST STYLE.
Call and he Convinced.
ASHLAND HARNESS SHOP.
C K. KLTJM,
MANUFACTURER OF, AND DEALER IN
Saddlery and Harness,
KEEPS A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
goods in bis line of trade.
TEAM, BUGGY AjYD
Winchester Repeating! Rifles
(commonly cilled 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,
i Mrr qvcbOi
SIICKT MUSIC, FIELD
GLASSES, VIOLINS, CITHERNS,
AND STRINGS FOR THE SAME.
DRUGS, 3IEDICIXES, TOILET SOAPS AND
IXEEDLES AND liEST SPERM UIL FOR
HE HAS SOLD
dock of American -
a number or times, but has another lot or
them on hand. This is the liglhpt and
raot rapid running, as well an durable.
machine there is made, and po pimple that
little girls Ave or fix years oW make their
patch work on tnem.
This i the place to buy good watches,
clocks and jewelry, and he will sell heap
jeweirv cneaper man any one.
jaJWatche8, clocks, jewelry and
sewing ma"hines cleaned and repaired at a
Land Office at Rosehotmi Oon. ?
January 1st, 1880. )
Notice is hereby piven that the following
named settler has filed notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and secure final entry thereof at the
expiration of thirty days from the date of
this notice, viz: George W.Wimer home
stead application No. 2,327 for the S E f
of S TV M, Sec. 19. N K of N E K and tf
E if of N W U, Sec. 30 T 37 S R 5 W and
names the following as his witnesses viz:
.1. W. Strang of Josephine county, and
Isaac Custar of Josephine county. And
also this notice, viz: Jscob Wiraer. home-
stead application. No. 2,320 for the S K of
N W H, N VT hi of S AVif and S AV 1-1 of
IH ii 1-4, &ec. au T 37 S its V, and names
the following as his witnesses, viz: J. AV.
Strang of Josephine county and Isaac Cus
tar of Josephine county, Oregon.
AVm F. Uenjamin, Register.
THOMAS' SAW MILL
AT THE J1EADOWS.
TS NOW FULLY PREPARED TOFuR-
X nish the market with every description
ot lumber of a suneriornualitv. Tlilsmill
is new throughout and furnished with the
latest anil most improved machinery, there
by ensuring the speedy fulfillment of all
orders at most reasonable prices. Bills
sawed to order with dispatch.
US uivc mc a trial and l will prove
what I say, for satisfaction is euarantecd
in every case. J JiSSK ij. THOMAS.
Table Rock, September 3a, 1879.
A LL THOSE KNOWING THE5I.
. selves indebted to Inlow of the Eagle
Poi t Store, either by noteorbook account,
must settle the sam by January I, 1880.
All t ose notes and accounts not settled by
that time will positively be placed in the
hands of an officer of the law fqr forced
collection. H. T. INLOW.
Coats, worth S8 for S4
Now York store.
PI0XEER IIARDWARE STORE
MRS J. BILGER
AT TH E OLD STAND OF JOIItf BILGER
Culit rnia street. Jacksonville, Oregon,
DE.W.KR AND UOKCKK IV
TIN, 3 MEET IRON. COPPER V VRH
nun and n?u,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Varnish
CUTLERY, W IRE $ ROPE
Pacific & I in perishable ruinf
A first-class mechanic will attend to
Job Work with neatness and dif patch.
E3?Evcrything sold at reasonable rates.
MRS. J. BILGER.
N, Ficke, - Proprietor,
PHI3 WELL KNOWN M AUKKT, OPPO
l piti' Kuhler &. lito.V drimytiire is bet
ter prepared thin ever to tnrnli the pub
lic with the chmcepl quality of
SAUSAGE, LARD, ETC.,
The moft favorable Indiic-mentn offered1
to patroiH and nu effort will be spared to
ward giving general patlnfactii.
TIIE SISTERS OP TIIE HOLY ME.
TIIE SHOLAST1C YEAR OF THIS
school will commence about the end of
August, and is divided in four sessions,
of eleven weeks each.
Board and tuition, pertenn, $40.00
Bed and Betiding 4.00
Drawing and painting 8.00
Entrance fee only once, 5.00
SELECT DAY SCHOOL.
Primary, per term, $ 6.00
Junior, " 8.00
Senior, " 10.00
Pupils received at .iny time, and special
attention is paid to pniticular studies in
behalf of children who have but limited
time. For further particulars apply at
SITUATED ON BEAR CREEK SEVEN
miles north-east of Jacksonville, are
prepared to a geneial
Merchant and Exchange Business.
The undersigned will cive 3fi pounds of
flour. 2 pound shorts and 8 pound bran for
every bushel cf wheat. Will alsu Back
..our- customers furnUbinj; tacks.
THE UNDERSIGNED TJKE3 PLE.4S
ure in announcing to the public that
he has just receivsd a completo and firBt
clacs assortment of Gnl'a Furnishing
Goods.such a Hats. Shirts. Underwear, etc,
rwst brand or Cigar and Tobacco. Pipes,
Notions. Fancy Gom1. Glassware Crockery,
Musical nstmment. Bird Caner, Stationary
I'ncket and Table Cutlery, Albums, Toya,
Candies. Nnt. etc., which will be sold at
the cheapest rates. Give me acallnnd see