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THE OREGON SENTINEL
Wednesday, January 28, 1880
The .Schooner "Emma Utter" was
driven on a rock in Coos Bay during
i the late gale and stove in. Swinging
off and sinking, soon after, she became-
n.n utter wreck.
What is the matter with the Dem
ocracy of Oregon? Every organ is
crying "harmony! harmony!" which
Reems to indicate that the voters are
- inclined to assert their individual inde
pendence. Henry F.LuksdoifF of Portland has
been appointed Census Supervisor for
the district of Oregon. Henry G.
Langly, James R. Hardenburg, Alex.
Dun and Chas W. Dana are the Su
- pervisors for California.
The "Independent" remarks editori-
5 ally: "The man who would argue
Vrthe. power of nomination' must
" exist in party leaders, asserts that the
American people are incapable of
thinking for themselves."
The political struggle between par
ties in 1880 promises to be a strong
one. Perhaps like a struggle between
a piece of limburger and a roll of bad
butter for odoriferous supremacy: both
may smell bad enough when the strug
gle is ended.
Mr. Tilden's friends announce that
if the Presidential candidate suits him
he will spend 5100,000 to secure his
election. As Mr. Tilden always de
nied spending any money for his own
success his prospective magnanimity is
A dispatch dated Albany N. Y.,
January 20th, says: The "Argus" pub
lishes a report of interviews with the
members of the Legislature willi the
1 following result: Senators Grant, 11;
Sherman, 1; Grant or Blaine, 1; non
eomtnittarrll. Assembly Grant, -13;
Blaine, 14; Sherman, 3; Conkling, 4;
While our neighbor is so anxious
about the school fund now that the
Board is composed of Gov. Thayer and
two Republicans, will he explain a late
transaction where a piece of property
was ordered sold for SI, 900, when one
of the Republican members of the
Board, who had protested against the
sale was absent; it being well known
.- that it would bring 2,800 if fiold to
" otlier.nartieiu. ,L -- -.
The gravest charge made by the
Democratic "address" committee
. against the Republican party is, that
it is in favor of a strong government.
We assume that the object of govern
ment is not merely the organization
of offices for the benefit of office hold
ers; but the enactment and enforcement
of salutary laws. This being the cafe,
if laws are just it is difficult to Fee
how a government can be too "htrong."
The "Sun" says: There appears to
be a very great prospect now that com
mon sense has resumed full sway in the
State of Maine, -and that the decision
of the Supreme Court will be regarded
by all parties. The country has reason
to rejoice. It is another triumph of
free institutions. Even the Democrat
ic party throughout the Union will
hardly be seriously damaged by the
; frivolities and errors of its Pino Tree
brethren." Had the frivolities and er-
rors been committed by the opposite
party they would have been styled
"rascalities" and "frauds" by the "Sun."
The "Portland "Bee" advocates the
abolition of all Indian reservations, and
demands that the Indian be treated
like any other "foreigner" and taught
to work for a living. We always sup
posed the Indian was anything but a
"foreigner," and that the Government
had been long endeavoring to ascertain
whether he could sustain himself or
not when robbed of his natural means
-of subsistence. The utterance is not
felicitous in the organ of a party that
demands universal humau justice, nor
complimentary to our foreign born cit-zens.
The following from Secretary Schurz
is better, and more in accordance with
the humanitarian policy of the Repub
lican party: "If a peaceful settlement
can be mode with the TTtes there is no
one in the Department that desires to
deprive them of their reservation with
out allowing them the most liberal com
pensation. It is thought by some
members of the TJte delegation now in
this city that a good many Indians
will be willing to settle down in sever
alty upon agricultural lands on their
present reservation and yield the bal
anco of the land to the Government,
and that thoso who will not do this
will go peaceably to the Uintah Reser
vation." In some further remarks the
secretary said: "I deem it my duty to
do all I can toward settling the present
difficulties without an Indian war and
without doing injustice to any one."
The best sporting, blasting and giant
powder, fuse, caps and wadds at John
the DLiinritATic adeess. '
The address promised to the Demo
cracy of Oregon by Gen. Lane's com
mittee has been published. It is gen
tlemanly and dignified in tone, urging
the rank and file to do their whole duty
as voters, and insisting- that they
"shall" da it. The Democratic party
is-abjured to stand by the "time hon
ored principles;" but, after a fair and
candid examination of the address, we
fail to find a single principle enunciat
ed but that is "state rights' the prac
tical test of which so nearly cost the
nation its existence. It deprecates in
plain language the attempt of the
Maine Democracy, to subvert the gov
ernment of that State, which, after the
set back given to the conspirators by
the Supreme Court of Maine, the com
mittee could well afford to do The
entire address is e'idently the work of
Gen. Lane who is, no doubt, quite hon
est in his convictions, but seems to be
very far behind' the agtf and does not
understand that there is a wide differ
ence between the United States of to
day and the nation of one hundred
years ago. The materia! interests of
the country are further advanced, far
more diversified than the founders of
the Government ever deemed it would
be. The social and political status of
nearly four millions of population has
been reversed, and it seems unreasona
ble to expect that political science will
stand still amid material progress and
the rapid and continued growth of new
ideas. Indeed it would be quite as
sensible to expect a navigator to make
a successful voyage across the Atlantic
with the steamboat first launched by
Fulton as to expect the nation to be
guided to-day by the imperfect charts
of its founders that were after all on
ly an experiment. The fancied dis
tinction between State and Nationaj
power Fs one without a difference.
TIio National Government is created by
the several States and if our represen
tatives in Congress are honest and
true there can be no danger. The doc
umnnt should be carefully read by
every Democrat, as it lias been decided
by those who consider ttaniselvcs lead
ers, that political rules mus, be laid
down for their guidance. If they wi 1
carefully digest it they will discover
that its real aim is to destroy true De-
mbcracy by making the- voter a slave
to the political machine of the who
assume the right to dictate, and the ad'
dress is not complimentary to the in-
telligenceof the Demoaracy at large.
THE EDITOR IX 0.GK13S.
It is a singular fact revealed by the
Congressional Record: that among
three hundred and sixty nine members
of Congress, there are only five editors
one in the Senate and four" in the
House. Here is a problem for the
philosopher; a curiosity for the gleaner
in the field of social science. Why is
it thus? Why are the men whose
labor, more than that of any other
class, shapes public policy, so rarely se
lected as the representatives of the peo
ple? It may possibly be that from a
familiarity with the inward insecurity
and crookedness of the modern politi
cian, that the editor is ashamed to sit
in the company of those he has assisted
to push their way into the national
councils. The most reasonable hypothe
sis is that the peculiar callling of the
editor debara him most effectually from
political position. He is in no sense a
pullic servant, yet he is the most in
dustrious laborer in the public service.
His course must be straight-forward
and concientious, whether be act in the
capacity of a public censor, an advocate
of the people, or a director of public
opinion and the antagonisms aroused
by a faithful discharge of duty aro too
frequently so bitter and numerous as
to distroy his personal popularity. In
fact the editor is usually too busy to
seek popularity, to independent to
court it, to cringe to or fawn upon the
favor of any one as the profession-
al politician must do, and if he never
gets to Congress, he lives in the satis
faction of being out of bad company.
The Oregon Sentinel enlarges upon
the report of Chief of Police Lappeus
and makes a great noise over the opium
smoking practice of the metropolis.
We are sorry that Mr. Lappeus saw fit
to draw upon imagination for that part
of Ids report Portland "Bee."
If the editor of the "Bee" had taken
the trouble to read Chief Lappeus' re
port published in the "Standard" he
would have perceived that we did noth
ing of the kind, but published it ver
batim. As he evidently is not as in
dustrious as Mr. Lappeus, wo must con
sider the "Chief" the best judge of the
extent of the opium vice in Portland.
The "Times" asserts that "it is the
intention of the Republican Board of
Land Commissioners at Salem to with
draw from Jackson county every dol
lar of interest money paid into the
school fund." As the Board have just
loaned a citizen of Jackson county
5,000 and Treasurer Fisher has been
officially so advised the "Times" is prob
ably alarmed unnecessarily.
TUE SI5S0.V SlIT.
Complaint was filed in the Circuit
Court for Jackson county on the 19th
day of January, 1880, by Dowell t
Neil attorneys for plaintiff in the case
of Augusta Sisson, heir at Law
of Dr. David Sisson, vs. A."D. Hel
man, John R. Helman, Mary Jane
Helman, M. J. Helman, et. aL This
is a suit in equity to quiet title to real
estate, and involving the title to prop
erty in the town of Ashland, val
ued at not less than 10,000. The
complaint sets forth that Dr. Davfd
Sissoji was owner of and in- peaceable
posession of a certain block of land in
the town of Ashlandr the title to which
was based on a written contract for a
deed for block No. 2 on the original
plat of Anliland, given by A. D. Hel
man to Morris Howell and assigned to
Sisson. It relates that Dr. Sisson had
erected valuable buildings on said block
including a hospital, that while resid
ing on the same on the 5th 'day.of
April, 1858, when the plaintiff was on
ly eight days old, he was shot and
killed by an assassin, within sixty
yards of A. D. Helnmn's front door,
and that soon afterwards, the nouse in
which Sibson was living at the time of
his death, and also a house on the Sis
son farm near Ashland, were burned
by an incendiary who succeeded in
burning the contract to Howell. Sub
sequently, the complaint alleges: the
plat of Ashland was stolen from the
Recorder's office, and a new plat filed
having an additional block and on
which block No. 2 (owned by Sisson)
was changed to block No.' 3, so as to
destroy its indentity and defraud the
plaintiff out of lot No. G in said block
which had been deeded to her by L. J.
C. Duncan,, who had purchased at
Sheriff's sale under an execution against
the property of A, D. Helman. The
I complaint further sets forth that A.
D. Helmsn, one of tho defendants, fil
ed a third plat of the town of Ashland
on which block No. 2 (claimed by the
plaintiff) is not laid down with intent
to defraud plaintiff and entirely des
troy all evidence of her title. Plain
tiff asks that certain deeds made by A.
D. Helman to parties now in possession
be declared void, so far as they conflict
with her interest in the land, and he
be compelled to make her a deed ac
cording to the contract made to Howell
and assigned to Sisson. If the com
plaint be true it points to the commis
sion of the blackest deed that was ever
Jone in Jnckfon conjjfy, and iLprobed.
the fact wovld be disclosed that ar.-oi ,
larceny of a public record and forgery
wore used to cover it up, hide tho mur
derer and rob an infant orphan of her
The Democratic press of Oregon are
commencing to apply the party lash,
but our near neighbor advises harmony
and less scrambling for offices as the
easy way to victory. If this means
anything, it indicates that there must
be proper harmony among the voting
element and less competition among the
chronic office seekers, who always have
their mouths open for a sweet morsel
of public pap. In other words, the
people, in choosing their own servants,
must be like dumb, driven cattls, and
the right to ask for public employment
is only to be vouchsafed to the chosen
few. And who is the victory for? For
the- successful scramblers, of course;
but the proposition strikes the casual
observer as slightly undemocratic, as
one citizen has just as good a right to
ask for an office as another. Reduce
the scramble for offices and what
would politics amount tol Why the
office is the very objective point intend
ed to be gained by the sophistries and
fino spun theories by which the people
are hoodwinked, and the claim, that a
competitor for a public place belongs
to one party or to another makes him
neither better nor worse. Competition
is the life of everything, and wo assert
the broad principle that every citizen
in this wide country has a rijht to
scramble for office and that the people
at large have a right to select their own
servants and express their own individ
ual preferences without dictation from
the few who desire exclusive privileges.
AMY. In Alanzanita precinct, Jan 7th,
1880 to Mr. and Mi s. II. Amy, a daughter.
HAMAKER. At Linkville, Dec 181879 to
the wife of J. II. Hanukcr, a son.
BISII. Near Ashland, Jan. 13, 1880, to the
wife of Austin T. Bish, a son.
REA. At San Diego, Cal, to Robert Rea
and wife, Jan lath, 18S0, a son.
ROBERTS. Near Ashland, Jan. 16, 1880,
to the wife of W. II. Roberts, a nine
ASKINS At Fort Klamath, Jan. 18,1880,
to the wife of Commissary Sergeant S.
Askins, a daughter.
LO' 'Y Near Jacksonville, January, 23d,
1880, infant son of D. Locy.
Fifteen yards print, for SI at the
New York store.
Six pounds refined bugar for SI, at
the New York store.
Odd Ftllow'i Building Jacksonville,
DEALER AND WORKER IN
ITN, SHEET IRON, COPPER, LEAD
A FIRST-CLASS STOCK OF STOVES
POWDER.OF EVERT DESCRIPTION
T,nse and Caps,
4 ; 'X,
WDDFHpt WILLOW WARE,
Paints. Oils, Varnish, Glass
Shot, Brashes, Chains, Hose
I have secured the .ervices of a first class
Mechanic, and am prepared to do all repair
ing promptly and in superior style.
("N CONNECTION WITH TPE ABOVE
1 I am receiving and. have constantly
hand a full and first-class stock of
DRY-GOODS, GUM KOOTS, TOBACCO
REACT MADE CLOTHING,
GLASSWARE. CROCKERY, 4c.
jSrEver) IBisg sold at rcasrnaMr rates.
Jacksonville. March. S i$i8.
M4C$VrIn; ""3II. EllaPrtm
Latest FALL & W13TER Stock
PRIM'S MILLINERY STORE !
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A NEW
stock of goods at our store, of Fall
and Winter style, as follows:
HATS OF ALL STYLES,
PLUSHES, FEATERS, FLOWERS,
Children's loods & Waists,
Velvets, Zephyrs, Needles.
We also keep the celebrated Centemeri
Kid Gloves, Handkerchiefs, etc.
Call and examine beiore purchasing
Jacksonville, Nov. 2Gth, 1879.
SLAUGHTER IN PRICES
El JACOBS' STOKE
Oregon Street, Jacksonville
WHERE A COMPLETE AND
magnencient a.nortnieut of Dew good
hai jnt'been received, consisting io part of
BOOTS k SHOES,
HATS AND CAPS,
TOBACCOS & CIGARS,
ALL KINDS PAINTS.
A FINE ASSORTMENT
LADIES' HATS AND
In fact everything to be found in a Brst
clasg stock of General Merchandise, which
will be. eold at prices
That Defy Competition.
The highst price allowed for country pro
jp(jive me a call at my establishment
in the Jlasonlc building and be convinced
that there is no humbug ar.ut thlr
i E. J..t)B3
New York Store,
TIIE ENTIRE STOCK OF
AT COST OX ACCOUNT -
' ML HEensor.
to tub froat. .m
NEW STOCK OF GOODS
GEORGE W. i LLIOTT.
BKOS LEAVE TO CALL TIIE ATTENTION OF
the paMIc to the fct that he hm Just return
ed from Srii Francisco with a fall stuck of
PRICES THAT DEFY C0MPETITI0
LADIES' FANCY GOODS
Gents' and Boys' Clothing
Prices That Will Astonish the
MENS' AND BOYS' SHIRTS.
Alnll assortment from the finest to the most
Spectacles and Jewelry.
The finest lot of Spectacles and eye glasses erer
brought to the m-trket and Watches
and Jewelry if eYer
MENS' AND BOYS' HATS
VERY LATEST- STYLE.
Call and be Convinced.
GEO. W. ELLIOTT.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
Cut nails, vroughl nails, clout nails,
lath nails, finishing nails, feucing nails,
horse nails, and iron and steel horse
shoes at John Miller's
The best assortment of Rodgers and
Westholm's cutlery in the market, at
Suits, worth SI 5 for 9, at the New
York store. t
ASHLAND HARNESS SHOP.!
C. K. KLUM,
MANUFACTURER OP, AND DEALER IN
Saddlery and Harness,
KEEPS A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
goods iu his liut of trade.
Lnilles', Mens and noy' Saddles, a
TEAM, BUGGY AjYD
Winchester Repeating Rifles
(commonly cilled Henry Rifles) of
model of 1866, 1873, and 1876.
Pistols, Cartridges, Etc.
Wheat taken at tho Highest Market
Rates in Exchange for goods.
E. C. BROOKS,
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
SCIIOOr, BOOKS, STATIONERY FANCY O0OD3.
SHEET MUSIC, FIELD
GLASSES, VIOLINS, CITHERNS,
AND STRING? FOR THE SAME.
DRUGS, IIEDICIXES, TOILET S(UPS AM)
Needles and Best Sperm Oil for
HE HAS SOLD OUT HIS
ftock of American etvinjr Muchiiip
a number of time, but Jm another lot ol
I tli'-m on hand. Thi ii th liirlht nwt
ino-t rapid rnnninp. a well a duralilp
miehine there i made, and po pimple that
little jiirls five or pit years old make their
Thin 1p the pltce to buy good watche.
Moln Hnfy jewelry, mid he will tell heap
jtwt-lrv cl'tyoctliyanjiyJ8m-- -
3-Vtchft clork". j-welry n!
leiTfnjr RaMilnes elcauid and repaired at-s.
Land Oitipe at RoKnrr.o Oc.x.
January 1st, 1880. f
Notice is hereby civen that the fhllnvinr
named .settler has tiled notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and kt ure final entry thereof at the
expiration of thirty days from the date of
ii.t. nni:.n ..:. r) -nr ii- . i
stead application fto. 2,327 for the S E f
of S AV M, Sec. II). N of N E if and N
E if of N W if, Sec. :S0 T 37 S R 5 W and
names the followm; as his witnesses viz:
J. W. Strang of Josephine county, and
Isaac Custar .if Josephine county. And
also this notice, viz: Jitiib Wimcr. home
imn jiwuic, iu; wui"u n. muier Home
stead application, No.2,'.)2!) for the S ', of
JN W K, JN V if of S Wf find S AV 14 of
N E 14, Sec. SO T !J7 S II.'! W, and names
the following as his witnesses, viz:. I. "V.
Strang of Josephine county and Isaac Cus
tar of Josephine county, Oregon.
Wm F. Uuxjamin, Register.
NEWSPAPER SI AND.
rPIIE UNDERSIGNED HAS OPEN-
ed a general variety store u ith Geo. IV
Elliott on Main street, where he will keej
a full assortment of cigars, tobacco, smok
ing articles, candies, stationery, cutlery and
lie invitesthe public to give him a call
and assures all that they will call again.
Latest papers from the East always on
THOMAS' SAW MILL
AT THE JIEADIIWS.
TS NOW FULLY PREPARED TO Fb R
X nish the market with every description
ot lumber of a superiornuality. Tlusmill
is new throughout and furnished with the
latest and most improved machinery, there
by ensuring the speedy fulfillment of all
orders at most reasonable prices. Bills
sawed to order with dispatch.
CiTGive me a trial and I will prove
what I say, for satisfaction is guaranteed
in every case. JESSE B. THOMAS.
Table Rock, September 3d, 1879.
ALL THOSE KNOWING THEM
selves indebted to Inlow of the Eagle
Poi t Store, either by noteorbook account,
must settle the sam by January ',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 for forced
collection. II. T. INLOW.
Jno. Miller, Propr.
Winchester rifles S25, revolvers 2.
50, derringers 52, Collins' casted plows
320, at John Miller's. t
PIOXEER HARDWARE STORE'
MRS J. BILGER
AT TH E OLD STAND OF JOHN BILGEB 1
Cnliirnia street. Jacksonville, Oregon,
DEALER 1XD WORKER IV
TIN.3HEETIRON. COPPER V'ARtf
rVMFS AND FIPKS,
A cultural Implements,
Paints, Oils, Glass, Varnish
CUTLERY, WIRE tS'UOPE'
Pacific & Imperishable Pair,tl
A Brst-clasa mechanic will attend to
Job Work with neatnet and dipateb.
GPEverything sold at reasonable rates.
3IRS. J. BILGER.
N, Ficke, - Propriety
PUIS WELL KNOWN M RKGT
I cite K-ihlir & llio.V CruisMnirl
r prppar- il thin eve r lo ftirnNh thl
tic nti llie choicest qu.ilitj or
SAUSAGE, LARD, ETC.,
The mot favorable Itidue menu offered!
lo patrons ad no etfort will lie cp.irid to-
wnrd umiig general (-atl-tacti'i'i.
THE SISTERS OF THE III1LV HME.
THE SHOLAST1C YEAR OF THI
I school will commence about the end of
August, and in divided in fonr session,
of eleven weekscach.
Board and tuition, pcrfcrm, $40.00
Bed and Bedding 4.00
Drawing and painting 8.00
Entrance fee only once, 5.00
SELE T DAY SCHOOL.
Primary, per term, $ COO ;
Junior, " 8.00'
Senior. " 10.0
Pupils received at tny time, and special!
attention is paid to p. i ticular studies Jr.
behalf of children who hare but limitcol
time. For further particulars apply ai
OITUATED ONBSAR CKEEK SEVEK
O mile nnrih-eaxt i f Jacksonville, are
prepared to a geuclal
Merchant and Exchance Business.
The undericned will ?Ive 3fi pound of
'l'tur.2 pound slinrtu and 8 pound bran for
very bushel cf wheat. Will aK tack
jimr cuHtnmeri rnrniihiii(racks.
THE UNDERSIGNED T.4KEU PLEIS
ure in announcing to tho public that
he ha jut received a complete and first
claps anrlment of O-tit's Fnrnbhtnjj
Goods.ucb as Hats. Shirls. Underwear, etc,
bet brand or Cigars and Tobacco Pipes,
Notion". Fancy Goim1 Glassware Crockery,
Musical instruments. Bird Cajtee, Btationnery
I'ockct and Table Cutlery, llluim. Tojo,
Candies. Nut", etc.. which will be sold at
the cheapest rates. Give me a call and tea