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U. S. GRANT.
Fhr Vice President,
A. 15. Jfencliwni.of I'matilla Cwunlr.
W. D. Hurt, of Washington, (.'ouaty.
Jam. JF. Waaley, of IioiigLas County.
For 4 oiik rtss. .
Joseph C. Wilson,
Of Wasco County.
yd Dltli li t, F. A. Clienoweth or Renlmi.
:11 District, X. It. Humphrey ot'Liun.
4 111 lliKtrlet, G. II. I nirluim of Mtllta.jinall.
Jitli District, T. C. Hyde of Grout.
Representative.- -Kifus MALi.ot:v,T.
McF. I'.VTTllN, WM.IlAK.ST, JoHN UllW.V
inij, Jumr.ru Kni;i.i--.'ountj-
oiusulssiouerst. W. Case,
County Clerk. -J. J. 31 viU'U v.
Treasurer. J. K- ISoynto.n.
tSuu't. Cout.Nctiwols. I. S. KNIGHT.
Awrwor.-Tuoif as C. Sin w.
Co. Surveyor.-L. II. Jnwtt
ItHlil-VTlONS ABOITK11 KY TMK MTATR L'K
PI'IILICAN CtlNVK.VrlllN AT 11IKT1.ANJJ,
MAKcn sotu, 1ST1.
Tliel'nlou i:epuli!li'.iii forty sf ,lkvm. In
. 'onvention. makes UilsdecUii-aUsiii of its prln-s-lplcs
1. To the l.ousilliitioii of Uu I'liltsl States
ami all ItsaiiiciHuaciu Hit pledge our unfal
terliu; allegiance; lo Its an I horny a uiliiui;
l(dicnce; to its full au'i lal coustrucllon
-and enforccuiaiil our constant Mii.irl.
I. Tbut tlie success u Uie present atio:ml
Administration in reduclio; the. public debt,
diminishing mid tipuihiiix laxaUon, ailniin
istcrin.: every blanch of public ulhiu-s with
economy iiml eiUVicncy. fui-iimiji and iiujrov.
in Uu civ.d Hrvice, cnlorcinit die Uui ivitli
out lour or favor, prciuviinit die nation's
wards wilh jwiorual care apiiast the cruel
ivarioe oi s)H:-nlalion and liaii'i and Mciin
tauiinjr friendly rel;ilons with J-4urn I'uh.
4rst li;ialeeu siuh a ui -.oinwumd tne jippn.
I i I Icai of lue (,'ieat iiL-yonty of the Ves t i, an
leople, andjusly euliile HtoUie contldeniui
iind conmiendaUon oj'rverj lru Kepulilh-an.
3. V e reuard the pavilion! ol oui- nauomil
lel.t.in fun eoniplimhe M)i ml l.vnl oliU
,i;alious to our i-rediua's everlierc, and in
iu'iordai-e with I lie true letter and il "I
its .itulrjKMjn, as no longer pMtin in 1
ue ; hut Uat we may U t-ioari lui'lt r1.
we deloilnie all lorjns and tlepTvesol rrpo
(halloa 4 litit ileln, it- alliriiie t hy Ihr m ni'
vrallt. rty and Its s niiwilLUrr, u i onl
national r-aUiiiniieji, hut tiiive ctum-s. ai.d
we will never eonsent to a sti..iWiii id Uh k
of leinor or justk-eiu iiscouipletesaii'ii0!!.
4. We admit of no dlslliu-tioos U'lwefrli
4-itizens, whetlierof nativeoi lorelirn lurth :
iind Uierel'ore we tavor tli ifrnitUi of lull
4inine-ty lo the ioople of ihnse iies laiely in
reliellion ; and we here pledge the full and
'ffv.llve proUvtion of our r.nil laws to all
jtersons voluntarily cMiuiiug to or n-sjdlngiii
5. H'o liivor tlie eih-ourJeinent of rail
roads by Ihe GiMU'ral yoveriunent of tlie
I'ni'.ed stales, and hold that sn. li lis)sisJtloii
should lie nia'le of Uie puldi.- hunls as- shall
ivure the same to a.t'.ial settlnrs only, in
i(Uantilies not ex'.eebnK 1MI acres.
. Tlmt whilu we are lu liivor of a revenue
for the suojmrt of the General liovernmeni,
by duties umii UnfMH-ts, sound jsilicy reiptlres
Uili aiOnslineut of Utone duties on iinporisas
to encourage tlie devehipinent the indus
trial interests o the whole country; and we
recommend that rIW-v of national kliaii)fe
which si!;iires to the working nii-u lilioral
vaft!s; to agrit'iillure remunerative prices;
lo uieciiaiiics and niaiiiif;u:tnresjin adiMpiale
reward lor their skill, lalior anJ enterprise,
iind to the Nation coininerciiil prosrit and
7. U'e heliere that popular situation is
thesole true ha--ls and hofieofa fn-e govern
ment, and shall ever onsse any dcwrslon of,
or interk-reiteie wilh I hi; . common idi'Hil
funds or lands in this State, for any other
tlian their legitimate iur)ose, and we eon
h lim the act of tavorllistn by the last Legis
lature whereby lw huudrod tlortisanii liul
larn, Jaken from the school fund, rtere grauteil
' lo a cor)iatlon consisting mainly of IH-mo-:ra!lc
headers, and ;Mriy favorites, for the
construction of work which another corK
ration, iMiUrely sound and resjjyn.ihlev of
fenl locoiistn'u-t for seventy-live thousand
dollars le.s; anil lliat we are in favor ol tlie
iassage by the Ltgislaiure of an etliclent
s liid law, such asniull sc ore to all citi
zens of our state ft good coimnon school edu
cation. 8. Wcflml no terms siifli.dently strong to
tfxprut'S our disapjiroval f those acts of ihe
last Legislature wliereby the swamp lands be
longing to this state have been taken from
the needy settlers, and given without limit or
lirojier compel ition in price to the land grali
berand spiKuhttor ; wheretiy the emohunents
jind saL'ii-le-ol State ollicers liave been titt
4'ontituUonlly lin-reas'l, and the taxes in-rea-sd
thonsands ol dollars by the creation
of new anil unnecessary oBices ami salaries,
for the purpose ol' providing for rly Invor
iles ; and whereby tlie citizens of our metro p
olis have lieen depriveil of and Ueniiil the
right of eonlroiliiig their police authority.
And we iNpully condemn Ihe administration
of our Ule ollicers and laws as extravagant,
reckless, likgal ami ilestnu-tive, and we
rightly charge all those result an the acts
ol ihe'lci)Hcr.'iiic iny.
V. We are In favor of the irnited States
givingtotiicli honorably discluirgiM soldier
win. served in tht; armies of Ihe l ulled Stales
to put down tlie reliellion a warrant for a
.homestead of Inn acres of public lands.
10. Tlmt e demand the repeal of the so-
illed liliiuinl act. which win devised tosu
ortpaupe.r Deimx-ratio newspapers at the
11 That line Repuhlic.in party of this Slate
are In lavor ol the i.enerai ooveniinent c.v
tending aid toward buiiillng a railroad I null
Portland, Oregon; to salt Lake Lily, and
from Jackson county to Humboldt, and we
tiereby pledge our 'party representatives to
Ihe supjiort of the siine.
pi f lat Ihe Indiscriminate Ivensing of
3iei-ons to sell snlrituous honors without le-
Ing placed ' ini'h'r proier re.-snisllMliiles lor
the abuse there"!', havinz been found by ex-
, jierten. e to promote the grow th of crinieand
imuerNm, and therehv iosi'rlously incn-asi
the rate of luxation, the liepubli.au rty
wK'i'iiif.v lh rl'liL ami dnl v ol tin; lmv-
mukTug tHiwer to previ-nt and limit the evils
jind ahusi's ol sucii sale, so tar ascotnu'rnstiie
public goisl and is coiissti!nt with individual
lilMTtv, liv reliisiiig to license other llian law-
jtbiding aid responsible jierwins who c;j
furnish s:iCi. ient sureties lor gisl conduct.
IX - That the Koptibllcan jiariy of Dregon
Is In favor of obtaining assistance from the
ieneral liovernment lor the construction oi'a
wagon road from Ihe cily of Portland to the
Ihiiles re'otrniztng Hits as a most important
and necessarv improvement lor the stall-.
II. Wo affirm Dial tlie cnntiniiaik-e In
liower of the Kenuhlican taitv b the only
Mire preservation of national jieaoe ami jm'o
lwrlty.anil for reasons therefor we point to lis
lirllll'ant nsMinlin the lale civil wan toa com
plete nattouaUtv ; to a united sisterlMKxl of
thirl v-seven States: lo our Territories runiil-
ly warming Into State life; to a tuition freed
from the .aim. of human slery; to anele-
vaii"l ati'lenuirveilclii.enshlp; to oor nation-
4ii staiHiingat tineauo auivuii: tome worn
of vigorous reform In all discovered abuses
of auiuoritvwr trust : toan uueoiuiled foreign
creibt; ua suwsslul and solid lliianclal sy s
tem, aud to theuniarale!led peace and pro
jierily everywhere in our bnid dnuilu, and
tnese are our pledge lor tne iiuure.
7.1. We hall the "New J)i'irture " of tlx'
late l)eiui-ratk- rty, lakev by Ihe acllon of
innr Lonvenuonin seven si;uesas an amj1-
niallou of t lie principles for wiuVh the Uepu4i
tany tiasciMiteieli-tl Jir the last-ten years;
and in tin; Pas-ive Poili-y''' vf that j-arty,
jilreiidvassiuneii in -everal ol the Slates, wo
recognise an acknoivledjartiont ol Mwlr hoji
lessiie-s of success in the c.unltig Presidential
MESSRS. BKLT JOHN'S, WHOLE
saie ami Keiall llrugglsls, Salem, Ore
gon, are the authorized Agents for the sale of
mv infallible WORM Si'KLP, to whim all
orders bonM be addressed.
I)K. J. W. VAN DKX BEKUII.
Salem, ilareh, lSih, is." J.
In accordance with the above we will con
xtantlv keep on bund a supply of this Invalu
able remedy. No family should be without
it. Druggists and dealers In mnliclnes sup
plied on most lilier.il terms. We also keep
I'onsiantiy on liand
JrtMr jui J t'miiily Medicines, Toilet
boodi, I'erluuierjr, uriuiicn, etc.
411 goods warranted of best quality.
"Dr. 'A. M. Belt's ollice at the Store, Smith's
Itlock, op)site hemeteta Hotel, txmuuer
cial fit, sahaa, ttregou.
Direct Orders to BELT A: JOI1X.H.
tsalea, MarcJi. 20, IsTi
Mrnj'etl or Alolen.
T7KOV 51V BAND OK IIOKSKS BKLOW
V Wheal luiul, since herniary 1, a dark isiy
r brown u.nv, near Hi lands high, heavy
nigiiiuiuil i.-.il. three white feet, star in fore-
hcad. nobrantls; will be three yearn old next
At.ro.itnd Is well broke ami gentle. I will
give " ' reward lor inforniuliou of her lo
V. .. . . ..O. I.lf.1. .katniHMl H.i.
JUJI U" rOATIUO.iVI f w w. .v. ............... -.v
.. . " . i.i.pt He
Kairrtr.ld, Marlon Co.", On, l!S72.-lm
TO M 1KTI IT MA V OXXBJI.
TIIK I XDEKSIGNKD EXPECTING TO
be absent from home lora considerable
ticrlo after Aprlt th, would respoctfully re-
inose lorwnont lie lias oeen nperaiing,
liut whose work remains unfinished, to pre
aent tluniselves for lis completion, at their
GE(J. II. CHANCE, Dentist.
pBli'iii. March -21, l7i'
VOL. 21. NO. 36.
LfXasLATI VE PPOBTI(XET.
A Califuruia i:iik.t, speakitijj of pol
ities in Oregon, says: The Oregon
Dcinomts like those of California,
are fcafhil Of lastnjij tlie Legisljitiire in
tliat State try a iifiv a j)pirtiiiment,
siiKt' tlie plan increasing in population
are mostly Kepnliliean.' Tluit was;
preristly the reason w tiy tlie last LVin
otTatic Legisltttitre, in defiance of tlie
plaitiest provision of tlie Constitution,
rt'fiis5j to make a fair apportionment
of tin! 8tatc. Having the control of
tlie State tliey rn-oxe to keep it by
means fair or tmtl. A u apportionment
matle last session iiiii the census re
turn then in Oie Secretary's ollice,
wonk have given the next Legislature
unquestionably ami ly a considerable
majority to tlie KeimWU'aiis, as the Iiu
ure? will slxrv. The then Democratic
majority knew this to be so ; hence the
resolve to hold tlie power b3 Iratid .
which they had gained through such
frauds as ousting honestly elected Ue
lmHiem memliers. We make this
prediction right liere, aud ask the
voters of Oregon to mark how surely
it will lie verified. If the Democrats
maintain the lmiuerieal supremacy in
both houses tliere, will either be no
apportionment maiiu at all. at the
next session, or such an apportionment
will lie made as will be grossly and
fntudtikfiitly mieijttal, as tested by tho
Ifc I'mteil ftJrtes census. If the peo
ple of Oregon want to be represented
in the Legislature upon a jus't and
eiptal apportionment they must secure
that consummation hy electing a Kc
.POLITICAL XOTEN AXU XUVS.
The Clackamas county Democratic
ticket, is as follows : State Senator,
John Myers ; Representatives, Messrs.
UingiV Shipley anil Martin ; SlierilV,
-. V. Hedges; Clerk, liobt. Cauliild;
Treasurer, T.J. McCarvtr; Counnis- j
!'toiiers Messrs. Sawtellc and Sharp ;
Seliool JStiperintendent, A. Xoltner;
Assessor, 11. U'orsliitm ; t'oroner, Dr.
SafTmns. Ielegates to the Slate Con
vent ion: John Myers, W.L.White,
Joe lliirni tt, W. L. l'anlay, W. II.
Vaughn. A. Noltner, Col. Jennings.
Mr. C. U. Ilellirtgcr laiely appointed
rpiriecutmg Attorney fur the 1th lu
dtiial District, has com mei iced pro
ceedings for a Writ of ' mirr'Hito to
oust (Joy. Gihbs who holds the otlice
by clix-tioii. Mr. ISellinger complains
First That Governor (iibbs was duly
elected to the oll'ice of I'rnseciiting At
torney. Second That it is a lucrative
otlice; that the salary is !?."iM) per an
num liesides the fees. Third That
the incinnbent ,was ajipointed I "iiited
States District Attorney; tlmt he ac
cepted such appointment. Fourth
That the ollice of United States Dis
trict Attorney is a lucrative ollice ;
that by accepting the latter the former
liecame vacant ; that he still continues
to hold the ollice of Prosecuting Attor
ney. Fifth-Plantilf, fornrther eau-e
of action, alleges that on the b'th day
of March Governor Grover appointed
relator to the ottice of Prosecuting
Attorney; that he duly ipialitiet! ;
that relator demanded possession -rrf
the oflice. and that it was refused.
Then;fore plaintiff demands judgment.
1. That defendant is not entitled to
the said ollice ot Prosecuting Attor.
ney of the Fourth Judicial District of
the Suite of Oregon, aud that he be'
ousted and excluded therefrom. - '2.
That the said diaries li. Ik lfitiger is
entitled to said ollice, and that he be
admitted into the same aud to all the
Now comes the Yamhill Democracy
and concludes to be passive. It is un
derstood that Gov. Miller runs the
party in that county, and he doubtless
".set up'' things in their convention
last Saturday. Judging lrom the
course of the convention of this county
over which the Governor presided, we
should naturally expect to hear from
Yamhill that some "new departure"
.bid been adopted ; and we are not dis
appointed. The bed-rnckers attempted
to adopt the platform of two years ago,
but under the orders trout headquar
ters, it couldn't be done. The Pos
sum policy has been decided upon by
Miller and Grovcr- as the only card
they can play.
The lioseburg Ensiijn says : "Last
Saturday after the IX'iuocratic Conven
tion had adjourned, young Lane
mounted the rostrum, and for a lew
minutes poured out such a speech as
would have suited the Democracy of
the South at the commencement of the
rebellion. "That is the working of
the old leaven of Democracy liorii in
the blood and bred in the bone. Kcal
ly, we are on the way to believ ing that
Ieinoeracy is as unchangeable as it is
claimed to Ik-.
'The A". Y. H'wW some time since,
giving a sketch of Oregon Kelly In the
Senate1, said :
" It seems a great waste of raw ma
terial to send such a man to the Senate
when there ait; forests to be felled, rail
roads to lie built," etc
The H'orWdid not. perhaps, under
stand that the Democracy of Oregon
are not interested in buijding railroads.
They have no use lor railroad builders,
and Kelly was, therefore, of no u- at
home.. Oregon Democracy is trying
to cripple what railroads we have and
to prevent the building of others.
Tliere Is to be a grand rally of "Pos
sums at Salem on the .10th day of April.
Governor Grover, 1st Possum, heads
the list of speakers. If tlie call for this
rally is responded to in tlie spirit of
tlie call, tliere will be such ait outpour
ing of -Possums of old Marion as " will
make tlie minions of Radicalism and
tlie slaves of tlie autocrat of Oregon
Tlie Possum Democrats of Marion
comity want to organize a Democratio
Republiean party, tills year. They
don't say that their object is to elect
Grover to the U. S. Senate by Repub
lican votes; hut there is no man so
stupid as not to know that, that's
wliat's tlie matter.
It Las taken the I (emocracy nearly
two years to convince themselves that
they arc in favor of tlie Portland and
Dalles Wagon Road. At the last ses
sion of the Legislature, they ruthlessly
killed the measure, but now, since
Eastern Oregon, and Portland threat
en to make a lively muss about it, tlie
Democracy begins to conclude that
they are In favor of the road till af
ter the election, any way; See the
Mercury and the Portland Herald.
TI Deinoi nicy if this enmity are.
jilaytng what they think a deep game,
for no less a stake than one or
two Demoeratio members of tho Leg
islature. Tltey have no earthly chance,
of com-', to secure such it result with
Democratic votes, but they mistake
the stuff that Republicans are made of
and trust to dissensions among the lat
ter eflrteerning minor matters to give
tliear whnt they never could themselves
achieve. The l'ossum Convention of
lsui, Saturday, wliicli adjourned with
out tusking any nominations, was the.
first step in tin? programme. It was
calculated, ami so stated in the secret
Ku-Klux session, that there would lie
an independent Republican candidate
lor Clerk and perhaps one for SlierilV.
This was to be the opportunity for a
Deittocratie gain in Marion county.
Democratic leaders knew tlmt IX'ino-cxaiii-
votes alone could not defeat the
Republican nominees; that the Re
publiiaiis wlio migiit bolt the regular
anil rKe for iiidcjuMideiit candiilates,
could not aloiie do it ; but they thought
and sooun.sel!el in the secret session,
tlmt they might make a league with
tlie dissatisfied Rcpulilicaiis, by which
DctiKMitic votes would be sold to in
tlepeileiit Heibiic;iii Ciiudidate- fo
Clerk ami Sheriff; fir the -consideration
of independent Republican votes
for one or two iJemoeratic caudidales
TLe steps by which this league is to
be made are to lie taken cautiously, of
course. The first thing to be done is
to promise the discontented Republi
cans tint the Iietuoerats will help
theui to elect their ii;dceiident candi
dates. This, to make sure that the in
ileeJileiit candidates will be brought
out. 'fix; canvass oes on. the in
deeti'Jwjt.s get their foot in it, and
ius go m for the sake of consistency,
if for ix other reason. Just before
elect ku, iiiid when too late for the in
depeixlejiJs to back out or effect any
other an-angemenf, tlie proposition
will tie otade to tliem from the Demo
crat i" fill; of the house, that independ
ent Republicans init vote for one or
two IViiocratio candidates for Repre
sentatives, or tliere will be no Demo
cratic votes for the, independent can
didates. This is not idly said. We
know that this is the Democratic pro
gramme. It' those Republicans who
are thinking of running one or more
iulepeiHk;tit candidates.. on the
strength of promises of Democratic
assistance, Mill Consider the matter
from tin;- standpoint ot reason instead
of passion, they will certainly come to
understand that the Democrats are not
going to do something for nothing.
Tliey have no intention of assisting to
elect any Republican unless they are
also to have assistance to elect a Dem
ocrat. The Democrat's understand
that their greater stake is in the Leg
islature, aud that is what they have in
view. Tliere is an I". S. S'liatorto
elect next fall, ami the Legislature
may lie very close. One member or
.two may turn the scale. Tims it can
lie easily .seen by both sides, how vast
ly more important is a member of the
Legislature than any county olllcer;
and just as easily can it be understood
why Dcnioi niUof Marion are so much
interested in fomenting a division ot
the Republican larty, and why the
former made no nominations the
other day. Are there any Ropubli
cans of Marion county prepared to
make such a league as the above with
the Democracy:-' Are there any who
doubt that we have correctly indicated
the Ilomocratie desiirn? If so, let
them study the aspect of affairs care
fully ; let them put everything on the
ground that human nature is human
nature in politics as well as elsewhere ;
let them remember that Democrat s air
not in the habit of voting for a Repub
lican without some strong, overruling
incentive ; aud then let them ask
themselves what reason there is less
than that we have stated, to expect
help from Democrats to elect an inde
Now comes J. II. Ubtou of the
Lafayette Courier, Vol. VII, No. 3.
and gives the imkindest cut of all, to
the Republican platform, as thus:
The orthography and syntax of the
Republican platform as reported by
the committee and passed by the con
vention, and published in the Herald
just discount the exploits 'of the most
stupid with the school master abroad.
We cant just see how the platform is
going to stand under all these assaults
of the liiernrij Possums. It is notable,
however, that none of these "eddi
cated" cusses have been able to im
ieach the good sound sense, tin; incon
trovertible logic and the impregnable
position of the platform. While these
stand unshaken, we can afl'ord to hear
these fellows laugh their sides to crack
ing at the effort the Herald made to
get the platform into print.
Hon. D. P. Thompson of Clacka
mas, started Tuesday for the Eastern
States, to be absent ii few weeks.
Rev. .1. F. DeVon; left Portland by
the, last steamer to attend the General
M. E. Conference.
Mr. S. Ostheim, formerly of Ore-
e;ou and well known in Odd Fellows'
circles, has gone back to the "Fader
land"' to reside permanently.
The Idaho Democracy seem to be
on tlie l'ossum lay-out, also. On the
flth tnst. the Democratic Territorial
Central Committee held a meeting at
Roise City, fixed up the credentials of
members, took a . recess of one hour,
then held a secret session anil ad
Hendricks, of Indiana, who lias
been for eight years, at least, a candi
date for President, lias lately declared
that under no cireiitnstances will lie
permit his name to go before the Na
tional Democratic Convention, as a
candidate, this year. We can't see
that Hendricks is entitled to any par
ticular credit for magnanimity lit thus
giving way to his fellow-Democratic
competitors Inasmuch a there is no
ghost of a show for him or any other
man to beat Grant.
Have our citizens thought anything
about the fact that the animal school
district election will take place next
Monday ? . This h one of the most im
portant elections of the year, inasmuch
as the prosperity of our public schools
depends largely upon tlie choice of in
telligent, liberal-minded and active
friends of educition to fill tins offices of
directors and clerks. Let the matter
be attended to in Salem.
MR. II. SHAM PAVFHUT.
A Visitor" Opinion olthrgou.
We are lately in receipt of a jxun
phlet of 130 pages, on "Oregon and her
Resources,"' written by Mr. Hugh
Small, an intelligent corrcsjxHident of
San Francisco and eastern leading;
journals, who has within tbe last year
traveled over nearly eveiy portion of"
the 8tate. He treats separately on
each of the feat tires of the State, about .
which people of tlie east would l)e
likely to inquire, and with such com-,
preliensiveness and clearness as must
Ik-, in most cases, entirely salisfictory.
to such inquirers. We copy tlie fol
lowing from bis introduction :
It is, however, for tlie sjiecial bene
fit of the industrious classes through
out the civilized world that the para
mount claims ot Oregon are set forth
in thee pages. To any anil all of
these classes, who want a home where
health and comfort, honor aud pros
perity attend the labor of the diligent,'
Oregon is, of all the places on this con
tinent, the Slate where all thieare to
be found in the greatest abundance.
The progress of the State for the last
two years, since the introduction of
railways, lias been very great. '' A
new era has dawned on Oregon, and
its future improvements and progress
seem to know no limits. Its resources,
iti.almost every ilermrtnietrt of human
industry, appcatr to be inexhaustible.
Tim demand (or j-jijti unculiiUiii'S
tj-su!buieivl;iUire!S anil farm hands,
will be great for the next fitly years.
The land is unlocked, and there is
every facility for getting lands and
farms in any part of the State, of
every description, tor every purpose
connected with agriculture, ami at all
prices adapted to the menus ot emi
grants. For intelligent titid industri
ous farmers ot moderate means tliere
is no State in the I'liiou aud no coun
try in the? world where such , men cm
rise so rapidly to comfort and inde
pendence as in Oregon.
WHAT SAY "YOI'?
Three yeilrs ol Republican rule has
done this: When Oeueral Grant lie
came President, a $100 I'mied States
bond was worth S'J.72 in gold ; it Is
now worth $11)1 in goldv and this is
but a single item of the multitude ot"
beneficent results that have sprung
from tlie election of Gen. Grant to the
Presidency. What Democratic ad
ministration ever made such a sitovv
iugi' It must be remumliered titut
Giant's administration liegan when
the country was still partially p:ira
ly.ed and pit ist rate imdcrtlie cll'cctsuf
tlie rebellion. Five years more of
such management will so reduce th
debt, build up national credit and foo
ter and enlarge business prosperity, as
that the debt will no longer K' felt as
an miustial burden. Republican
everywhere feel a just pride in tlie re
su.ts. of the Republican financial poli
cy, and it is no wonder that the party
is becoming every day more nearly a
unit, in favor of Grant's re-election.
Kvery Republican State east of the
Rocky mountains, and California and
Nevada will cast their electoral vote
for him. What will Oregon do? We
i-.tn say. now. that if Oregon Ri-pnb-lic.ius
allow themselves to lie divided
and demoralized at the June elec
tion on account of local issues of
whatever sort, the State will
go by default, "next fall for
some Possum - Passive- Demoeratie-Rcpublican-Picbald-Xo-Party
tlate, without a policy ; and Oregon
Will be almost alone in the disgrace of
casting such an electoral vote. If, on
the other hand, tlie Republicans of
Oregon come to the front in an un
broken I me and move united upon the
enemy's works next June aud keep
moving till November, Oregon will
occupy its proper place in the great
pyramid ot States that will stand then
for Grant, tor national honor, national
credit, national progress, national
greatness and national prosperity.
H'hat do Republicans say? Will they
organize, or ii.sorgani.c?
The Democratic leaders ot Salem
have singled out two of the Republi
can candidates for the Legislature
whom tliey propose lo defeat. Who
j the two Democratic braves are who
j are to walk over the dead bodies of
j our candidates, we are not yet told.
Tlie j are still playingpossum. Pos
suiniy will, however, avail nothing.
There is not a euudidate for Repre
sentative on the Republican ticket who
will fail to be elected by a majority of
from three to live hundred. Let pos
sums put this in their pipes and smoke
it: Their nice-laid scheme to entrap
the dissatisfied Republicans into swap
ping off two or even one Republican
Representative for one or two county -ollicers,
will not -succeed.
The case of Clarke vs. Watkinds
a suit to recover for damages received
by the plaintiff at the hands of the de
fendant in the well -remembered
shooting ease of a few mouths ago
has lieeu decided by a court and jury
at Albany. The plaintiff get a nom
inal verdict one dollar damages, each
party paying Lis own costs. The ex
pedient of getting a change of venue
has, therefore, answered its purpose
mid the perpetrator of a gross wrong
a wrong so jKilpable that, no fair
minded citizen can fail to condemn it
gets off with only such measure of
punishment as amounts practically,
to a farce upon justice.
Our bowels of compassion, are not
totally "passive." and we cannot
really, feel altogether heartless and
stony when we look ujion the fidgety
state of anxiety which Marion possum
trainers are in lest the Republicans
who did not ;ct nominations at the
late Convention, should fail to ""purify
the party" by placing independent
candidates in the Held. The solicitude
bf these gentlemen to have the Repub
lican party "purified" is a most affect
ing manifestation of disinterestedness.
It pains them so much to think that
there should be corruption iu tlie Re
publican party ! Just at present, how
ever, the possums are doing most of
Pl.USOXAI, AND RlSIXFf'. Mr.
Frank K. Hodgkiu lias been cnjao;ed
as Iih-iI reporter for tliis paper. We
hope tliat all our friends will extend to
bim such courtesies and assistance as
tliey can, in procuring local news. He
i.5 also autborized to transttct business
for tllC STATKSMAN.
Gen. Miller's pet Governor ami can
didate for tbe U. S. Senate, ban been
down to Portland instructing bis little
Possum class iu Multnomah. He has
an insane id. a tliat be can wring in a
snoozer rcpi-e-cntative ' from tliat
WEDNESDY, APRIL 3, 1872.
,imii: AT BOOSE'S I't'BKY.
Ji'Sho V. Itooitp Shot and Inatnntly
Killcil l v Jiwoh KnmeTUr Miirilfr
rr Attruitt t-iitttil-jlteia Captured
nud lAMlK'cd iu Jail. '"
On Monday tlie 25th, Jesse V.
Boone, of Boone's. Feny, Clackamas
county, was shot and almost instantly
killed by a neighbor t named Jacob
Englc. Tlie following particulars of
the unfortunate affair are from tlie
lkruUl of yesterday :
' Engle is tlie owner of a large flock
of sheep that litis heea in the habit of
naming the country aml'iloiiiji consid
erable damage to property. The flock
in its perambulations reached Boone's
place, and was by him driven away.
This it appears so incensed Engle that
he, with shot-gun in hand, repaired to
Rootie's place and in a threatening
maimer demanded an explanation.
Roone told him to leave, which he re
fused to do, and. without any 'warning,
leveled his gun upon Roone and fired,
the load taking effect and causing al
most Instant death. After firing the
fatal shot Knicle, terrified at what lie
had done, fled and endeavored to es
cape by concealing himself in tlie dense
forest." Tlie news of the murder rnul
the tligbtof tlie murderer spread with
rapidiry. and in a few liotirs the citi
zens in tlie vicinity were" scouring tlie
country in search ot Engle. After
considerable difficulty ho tvrfs discov
ered and taken into C9atoidv. loiter
in the ffcty 1m; was cunv0$i t Orejpio-,
l ift'. w?u;rr lie uat present coiiuihiI
in tlie county jail. Deceased was
forty-five years of age and leaves a
wife and six children. Mr. Boone was
one of our most worthy and respected
citizens, and hisdeath has cast ft gloom
over the community, lit; was an old
Oregonian, and a man of" considerable
ability and influence.
Tlie following, from the pen of Win.
T. J'iiisley, of the Lyons VX. (.)
y.K.ViV'tM, will lie appreciated by news
paper editors who have Been victims of
the nuisance of which the writer com
plains: it is common for certain classes of
l-ople to look u pun newspaper editors
;is dead-heads'' jt- . iter. But
tlie truth is, tliere is no class of people
sn remorselessly and continuou-ly
lilched from and imposed upon by
liead-headism in myriad shapes, as
these very newspaper editors them
selves. i's wi" gVc an instance or
two. by way of illustration.
Tliere is the man who has ia tented
a new sort of thingumbob for "regu
lating" the heat of stoves. He comes
to u wilh a specimen of his tliino;uiii-
ImiI.. ami tells us it. is (be, greatest!
bles-iu-j ever invented ; it will save
bits of money for poor people; only
let it get into general use. and the
community will rise up ami call him
blessed. He wants us to publish his
invention through our coluiiins fr
nothing; lie jiestcrs us with it till we
an- strongly tempted to rise up and
call him the reverse of blessed, and
show liini the door. However, we
ilotTt; we are loo good-iiatnrwl and
too overwhelmingly polite. We don't
even tell him he is a tlead-heail.
There are the associations that pet
up seliemes for benevolent pttrjioscs. !
i if .i.ursj. tho oililur must ilo tb..ie ml. I
vcrtising for nothing; it "won't cost
liiiu anything" to give them a free no
tice. Perhaps he obliges them, and
;M'fliaps he shows tliem his advertising
rate. Some ot them, no doubt. -are
very excellent people, and really le
iieve tlieniselves in tlie right. What
ever else tliey are, however, Uiey are
There are the temperance societies
and missionary associations, and inor-nl-rcfctrni
agencies, and associations
for tlie fitmHiing of the HottotiloM
with llunuel drawers and cod-liver oil.
"Can you ask us to pay for tdver-ti-iog:-''
'."Can you refuse to put in
our notices of meetings, and so on. and
have the hardihood to ask us for mon
ey wlien tin; poor Hottentots are iier
isbing with wild?" Certainly not,
dear 'dead-heads. Fetch on your no
tices, we will jirint them, pttivijisj tliey
are not too long; but remember you are
AN Atf l'.ltlt'A! ItOAO S i KAf .tt.
From the Phila'leliphla I'res's, Feb. 15.)
Yesterday afternoon tlie tirst road
ste imcr invented and manufactured iu
this country made a trial trip at the
navy yard. It is the intention of tlie
government to supply her various navy
yards with tltese engines for hauling
and lifting heavy machinery, esiH-cially
iron plating and .heavy cannon. The
invention lias proved a complete suc
cess, for. upon being atbtclied to the
largest gun in the yard, weighing ten
tons, it "drew it the distance of four
squares with the greatest ease and at a
fast rate. It also hoisted, iu a short
time, a number of heavy guns on
board of the Powhattan, now under
repairs at the yard. Attempts have
lieeimiade for the last forty years to
iH-rfeet a roatl engine caable of doing
general work, but all more or less have
failed on account of tlieir heavyweight
or tlie difficulty experienced in apply
ing the power to the wheels so as to
move tlie engine.
The steamer is called the 'America,"
and closely resembles Ihe hind portion
ot the fire engines now iu use iu this
city. It has two driving w heels, and
a small guiding wheel in' front, which
is attached to a brake. Tlie diameter
of the drive-wheel is aliout 6,") inches.
l'he 'diameter of the guide-wheel is 34
inches. Tlie boiler is '3d inches in di
ameter bv i feet G indies in length.
The total length' of the machine is
nlKiut 10 feet. The extreme width of
track is 7'i Inches. The breadth of the
fiices of the driving wheels is 10 inches.
The capacity of the water-tank is 250
gallons. Ihe luel-bunkers carry hard
coal for ten hours' labor. The cylin
ders tire 7x12 inches. The total
weight is from 7,000 to 8,000 jxiunds.
Ihe wheels are driven bv gear
wlieels attached ou their inner sides.
It is built with special reference to its
adaptation to all the various uses to
which a self-moving power may lie ai-
plied, and the inventor asserts that it
can lie useiLfor a stationary as well as
inovable,power, by simply blocking up.
the driving-wheels, the outer rims ol
which consist, ot blocks of gum set in
pockets aud fastened to the mam rims
ot tlie wheel. By this means It cm re
used for sawing, thrashing. Mid all tlie
purposes where a stationary power Is
peeded. This locomotive was made
by tlie American. Road steamer Com
pany, of tins city.
A?l EDITOR MOl R lilt Wit C.
A disconsolate .tir linn ts-tuoonn
bis departed U-tter Inlf : "nniniy
wile died. , No more will Ukw loving
bands pull off my boot ami part my
nacK iiair, as only tnie wife rjtu
Nor will ever Ukxte willing feet re
plenish tbe coal-bod or water-ail
No more will slic arise amid tbe tem-
jiestuoas storms of winter, and bie
liersclf away to build the Are without
disturbino; tlie slumbers of tbe man
who tloted on ber.ao artleswlv. Her
memory is emlialmed in my heart of
hearts. 1 wanted to embalm her body.
but I found tliat I could emtailm her
memory cheaper. I procured of Ell
Mudovt, a nei;bl)or of mine, a very
pretty gravestone. Hiss wife wasi on-
.sumiitive, aud be kept it on band sev
eral vcars, iuauticiiatiou of her death.
but she rallied last snr'ms, and liis
iHiiMa were blasted. Never .shall
forget the poor man's grief when I
asked him to part with it. 'Take it.
Skinner, agid may you never know
what it is to liave vour soul racked
wRh disappointment, as mine has
been!' and he burst into a flood of
tears. His spirit was, indeed, broken.
Song to be sung by the Marion
Democracy at the "Kaliy" March
O. come to the old znm tree,"
Where the sportive Possums prance, etc,
otu Unity i,f iVninestlay Merrh 27.
St rat lick' Day cost the Irishmen of Port
Operations in the Bohemian mines are to
be resumed shortly.
Mr. A. J. Duulnray lg to lecture at Gcrvals
next Momlay evening.
The base ball type Is now tho jirevalllDg fe
ver among the future men.
The Oregon and California RaltronJ now
roaches one mile Into Douglas county.
The brass fomnlry owned by Nation A K1
gers, at Portland, was burned Monday night.
Lous, 4 1000.
T. Ki!j;erton Hors U the name of the man
who has bought the lauds of the Indies Mili
tary Kiiail Company.
Cattle wintered In John Day's rlvor valley
are sold for beef without having being fatten
ed at all by extra feeding.
The Sum'jiT .School scholars of Illllsboro
gave a profitable Concert last Saw lay, In aid
of the Sunday School library.
A new Masonic Lodge U to be established at
Portland, to bo called Portland I.odjfe. Forty
member and J. II. (.'ong!e V. blaster.
Numerous cases of sickness are reported In
Uie Ticiuity of lioseburg; old Webfcet, no
doubt, who always late cold when the weath
er fairs oU.
Last evening, Col. U. n. Taylor of the Ih-r-aht,
told the opl at Philharmonic ilall
what he know about tlieKaiptures. L didn't
take hhu Uaigt - - --
A jVM-lely under the nuns' of '.VIljfini'iiK!
I)eut!s.-he I'utleriiiiiuuiajK lieseiiscliaa," ban
been Incorporated at Portland, of course,
everybody knows wliat tliat nieans.
This is how the Knuiyn reports tlie Itoee
burg market : -"Tongue 1 plenty, but gohur
fast; brains myirce, and wanted ; cheek, full
supply; pluck, none In the market; hearts,
unsteady, price Hiicta-uina, mostly sold for
' At theaniuial imvlliigorihe Cotw bay Wa
gon Ilu'id I 'i:niKiiiy, Aaron Kise :is clivtcd
President ; J. F. Waism, socretarj ; ami F
S. Morgan, Treasurer. Following are the 1H
rivtors: A. K. Flint, S. Hamilton, J. McKIwi
Iliie, T. J. 1S.mi1, Aaron Ibi-e.
'; a Daily of T hurst lay Jfwi 2s!.
Siock buyers luive invaded Iiouglas county.
Now Uie loos of Portland liave taken to
Ikiker roiiiity has a Jockey Club and It.
Cole is boss Jockey.
.A ila'igiiter of! . '. Miller, living on Satiric "s
Island has lieeu .sent to the Insane Asylum.
Tlie Ajax will be due at Portland on SUur
ilay w ilIi n large li si of i-is.sengers. Hie spring
tide has set in.
News lrom I'siker county Is cheering -miners
at wot k, real estaie hsiking uji, anil ev
er; lsidy lively.
An oppiiUoii sT.-i-" tin.- h.-is inn-n sinrti-1
belwii'ii Wall iila and Walla Walla. Hurt A.
A inoi emeiil is under way to endow tint
lk: list College at McJIiiuoille. A 1U,WK
b.ii'ding will be c reel e-1 s.xm.
Ikiker 'It y lnvi-ls n library containing sev-em-live
volumes ; Mrliaiis not lo m;iny tor
eictt a I H: note rati.-, village.
The Incori-.rit.irs !' Ilie Portland ami
';isliiiigttii Comiiy Plank llf.vl C'ui-iiiy
are todevide l.u-, h :Wth, upon a roiiie f,.rt In
road. Thcclilor of the Ite lrivk JH-in.-nil has
Lii-n presi-iilisl n uh an eaglcV b-g. wIh-ii-.-h
he breaks forth "-tropi;ii,al!j, "majestic
monarch of the cloud:" etc.
Jellies .Sloan, with a reiiiisltlon from Civ.
ti rover, has gone to seitti le after Michael Mc
Coiinlck, ciiargisl wilh k-'bug an lndUiu at
Dregon flty two year agi.
The Lafayette Courier complains that I here
Is no direct mail ciMnnimiicallon Ktween Ni
lem and any lniioi1.'iiit point in Yamhill coun
ty. If this lie so it ought not so to lie.
FrtM D'tily of Frithnj Mirrrh i!l.
The Portland .-katlst.s are going to masquer
'Oregon wool was tel'lng at New York
March Sih, at (ii cents i;r isnind.
A "Portland Free Iiiscussion SVH-lety' h.is
ls'cn orgiuiizi'd at Portland, couipos.sl of lat
erals and sjiiriluaiJsis,
The Slate Horticultural Sivlety will hold an
adjourned meet lug at Portland on Thursiliiy,
April till, to make arrangements for a Fair
Dr. P. Prettyman, a well-known pioneer,
residing a few mlies east of Portland, died at
his home on tlie STlll lust., at tlie age of seveu-ty-slK
The town of Halsey notrlmastsof twostores.
wosalille anil harness shops, a blacksmith
hIioi, feveral warehouses and dwellings, a
Sunday s-hool and ireaching ever- Sunday
II well imtronl.i-l.
The rteamer California, w hlch Mile I from
Portland List Wiiliiemlay, tisk away a cabin
full of sailly-coinlc actors, who have lieen do
ing some abominably bad acting at the " The-
ttter-ComliiUf." A gooil riddance.
Ex-tov. itibbs. Prosecuting Attorney for
tho tth Judicial distrust, has filed a demurrer
to the complaint of Mr. C. It. Bellinger, as fol
lows: 1st. The plalutifl has no legal capacity
to sue; ftl. Tlie compbUnt Is multifarious;
M. The complaint docs not Mate facts sulli
clent to constitute a cause of action.
An attemi nt roblierr was made In
Powell's valley the other night. Two men
went to the house of a man who was living
alone, in the night, but their altems to break
In awoke the iiimnle, who got up and dusK-d
through the hack door and escaped through
and escapeil into the brush. The next day
the lone man moved awav.
Leaf by leaf the roses fall ;
Dime by dime the purse runs dry ;
One by one, beyond recall,
'Possum i-ipers fade and die.
But while tliat $12,000 piuue of Gro-
ver's holds out to run, not a vulture
litigant will tall. After that, why
The Herald editor besides telling
what -he knows about tlie scriptures,
finds time to wrestle with "giant aud
crushing monopolies."' This man evi
dently thinks lie has a mission. So
did Don (Juixote. j
stl'IElXY III .IIOKOI'N.
A lawyer, upon a circuit in Ireland,
who was pleading the cause of an in
fant plaintiff, took the child no in his
arujs. and presented it to the jury, suf
fused witn tears, l ins nau a great et
fect, until tlie opposite lawyer asked
tlie child, What makes vou cry?"
He pinched me." answered the little
intioit'tit. Tlie whole court was con
vulsed with laughter.
A elenryniaii of Cairo, 111., express
ed, lately, las contempt of nickels in
ul isiuniay collection, and positively
forbade any of his congregation from
contributing anvthlng under tlie de
nomination or nve ceuts. "save vour
cents" said tlie good man, "until you
liave five, oerore you put your bauds
in tliis box. The widow's initebusi-.
ncss i played out here."
A tew day since, a well-known in
New York Society not ymmg, and
who could not dance was sitting at it
arty near a young lady, and watching
the mazes ot tl "German." lie turn
ed to tier, knowing her well, and said :
"I wish you would let me but my arm
around your waist," Or cours sle
looked at him iu amazement. "Oh!"
said be, "you know 1 can't dance, but
i don't see the difference. All tliese
young men liave tlieir amis aliout the
girl' waists, and why, should not I
have flic same privilege tlioti";h I sit
A Pennsylvania pax!r says tliat the
parents of Victoria Woodhull, at ono
time kept tavern ou Cliesniit Ridge, iu
Snyder county, Pennsvlvania, icto
ria's mother was a fiosanna HumeL,
and was bora about three miles from
New Berlin. In she married
Backman Cianiu. a Yankee, and after
a short residence at Chesnut Ridge
moved to Ohio, where Victoria was
boin. Tliis should be a. dreadful
warning against crossing Vermont
Yanke-s with Pennsvlv:uiia Outfit.
$2 50 per
The Idaho mine at IUx-ky Rar, Idaho, has
been bonded In London lor JlK.,'JlKi.
Kalama is to have Us first election under
Its city eharter next Monday. April 1st. An
appmprUte date, and a coincidence.
Ihirtrtfta period of ten days ending tho 5M
insu, 74 letters were receive! at the Kalama
jiostolKoc, and "SS were sent awn v.
The assessment of property lu Walla AValla
county, tliis year, foots up about 4,0)0,(mo.
The real wealth or tlie county is said to In?
over Ts 00,000,
The Clilnamen who recently - arrived at
Olympla toworkonthe Northern Pacific Itall
roail, si nick for higher wages, and at last ac
counts were ruralizing at Turn water.
Tlie Walla Walla Statesman says: We learn
that over 17,000 acres of law liave been 11 led
on nt the Walla Walla lnd Odlce since
Mareh 1st. Over l.MiO acres were entered
on Tuesday of this week.
Jnist beyond tlie north end of the first twenty-Ace
mile section of tlie N. P. It. It., the
Kalama paicr says, t a stretch of four miles
which will retilis a much work to make It
a railroad as any four miles In America.
The Olympla 7Van.rn';rfsays: "We under
stand that Iaac Cnron lias paid to the ter
ritorial treasurer four hundred dollars, grow
ing out of the Investigation of certain ac
counts of his by a committee of the last Leg
tsture, it ttelng the nmount ovcr-ctttwged by
lilm for transporting of prisoners, etc.'
Inscriptions tav Inst rn tft'erroiTnt Ihe
Olympla land office from Washington, that
hereafter In all cases of commutation of home
stead entries, agricultural college scrip may
lie taken lu payment. Heretofore such scrip
was only available In entries under the pitv
The Olympla Tribtw gives an account of a
fellow in Mason county who stole the court
house, moved it from Ks old to a new trite,
.-ind then bad the I'lTrontery to charge the
Commissioners S-n for holding two nKHMlngs
ill It. Tliat man ought lo be tramp'ruiled toa
field where his genius could find ror-m lo ev
j.ind. The people ofSteiiacoom are in the midst of
ihe periiKlicnl gold-tlK-overy sen.snllon. An
Itidustilous swine made the discovery, and
:hen the people finding out what was going
on. rusheil In, junneil tlie claim, and turned
the original occujiant oat to'4root hogordie.
j s;eila.-oom can get up fum-sHions If nothing
The Kplcovit ,1iurchar Kalama hit just
I been prrseniod wilh a magnlllcent liell
neighing 1,011 nonnds, Uie largest bell in
Washington Territory. It Is the gift of Mrs.
Thos. Scott, of Philadelphia, wife of the re
nowned Pre-ldent of the Pennsylvania Ral'
roa.l. and pnvnnsl mainly tbnMigh Ihe active
agency of T. A. Catilield, sq., of the N. P.
Professor Marsh, of Hie Yale Cnllepe xMS
dllion. who ivissed through Idaho last year,
I vl-'ed the shoshono Falls on Snake river.
j !!. says that the leap ill' those falls is ereater
and the gorge deeper and grander than Ni-ii-.-ara.
The expedition gathered an Immense
uanMty of fossils, ncliiling at least fifty
j new spe.-lmer.s of animals entirely new to
i Mr. W. F. P.ryan, of Skookum Chivk,
i I. -wis risinty, W. T Is engaced in the pro
i m-lion of an Immigration scheme. He Is
; i- rl.s-ilng arRingemenls for a large number
i of colored families to n-ioove from thcNorth-
t -,n Stale and California to settle In Ia-wIs
' .-miity. Ihe tilan v 111 ls measnrably Suc
! . i s-fal. Mr. I'.rian Is himself an Intelligent
":md Industrious ,-olonsl man.
I Tiimw.uer, al Its lowest stage of wa
' ter, which la-t' for alsmt throe months, fur-
ni-hes nbmt S.oiki cubic fort of water per mln
f ute, whu-h cm I si usi-l over 4 times; first, at
1 the tipivr fall of 'il feet, two falls of twenty
j lit. three tills of 12 feet, and the main fall
; oi is r.i t to hli;h tide, which will make an av
' emge of .vio horse power wilh an avcragf
j Mheel, or more with a Lenl or Tyler. For
i I'iiiti monilis It will furnish donblethat quan
j thy, and fir tlienlx wluternnd spring raontlis
I there is cnouxh water to drive all the wheels
I lb it could lie Usefully employed.
in liis new volume,
lives bis exiH-rience
linal eilitor of the Virginia City
'.Nevada; IfctiJy Kutcrijrise. and inci
dentally credits tbe "leading writer"'
of a daily journal iu a manner as
rare as it usually is deserved. Iu the
'ca-v mentioned, Mark bad tired of his
j labor as local editor. He says ;
I wanted variety of some kind. It
uue. Mr. Goodman went awav for
a week and left me the post ot chief
ibdor. It destroyed me. fbe first
il:iy 1 wrote my leader in tlie forenoon.
The scitmd day, I liad no subject and
put it oil till ttio afternoon. The
third I put it oft" till evening and then
copied an elalmratc etiitorialout of the
American Cydoiedia. tliat steadfast
friend of -the editor all over the land.
The fourth day I "fooled around"' till
midnight and then fell back on the
Cyclopedia again. The fifth day I
cudgeled my brain till midnight, and
then kept the press waiting while I
penned some bitter personalities on six
ditfereiit people. TIk sixth day I la-
Ixireil in anjrtiisli till far into the nijrnt
and brought forth nothing. Tlie na-
iier went u prexs w iinout hii euunriai.
The seventh day I resigned. On the
eiohtlu Mr. Gootlman returned' and
found six duels on bis hands mv per
sonalities had borne fruit. Nolxxlv
rxeept be ha tried it, knows wliat it
is to lie an editor. It is easy to scrib
ble local rubbish, with the facts all be-
fore von; it is easy toclip selections from
other papers ; if is easy to string out a
eorresjionilcnci! from tiny locality; but
It is an unspeakable Hardship to write
editorials. Subjects are the troubles
the dreary lack of tliem, I mean.
Kverv dav it is a drasr. drair. dr.nr
think and worry-and sfitter all the
world Is a dull blank, and vet the edi
torial column must be filled. Unlv
give tlie editor a subject and his work
is uone 11 la no liuuuic l ni ll il ll(l ,
but fauct' liow yon would feel if you
had to pump vour brains dty every
day in the week, fifty-two weeks
In the year. It makes one low
spirited siniplv to think of it. Tlie
matter that each editor of a daily ia-
per in America writes m the course ota
vear would till from fourtoeiiiht bulky
volumes like this book ! Fancy wliat a
library an editor's work would make
after twenty or thirty vcars service
Yet people often marvel that Oickcns,
Scott, Bulwer, Dumas, &c, liave
bi-en able to produce so many books.
If these authors liad lvrourht as vol
uminously as newspaper editors do,
tlie result would le something to mar
vel at, indeed. How editors can con
tinue this tremendous labor, this ex
hausting consumption of brain fiber.
(for their work is creative; and not a
mere meelianieal laying up of facts.
like reporting. day after day and year
alter year; is lueompreiieusiuic.
Preachers take two months lioliday iu
midsummer, tor tliey finds that to pro
duce two sermons a week is. wearing
iu the long run. In truth it must be
so. and is so ; and. tlicreforc. 1hw an
eilitor can take from ten to twenty
texts aud build upon tliem from ten to
twenty painstaking editorials a week,
and keep it up for all the year round.
is further beyond comprehension than
ever. Ever since I survived my week
as eilitor. I have found at least one
pleasure in any newspaper tliat comes
to my baud ; it is in admiring the long
column of editorials, and wondering
to myselt liow in tlie mischief lie did
Grim Hmon. Tlie following blithe
paragraph from a New York paper il
lustrates wliat passes in that city for
fun : "I'o-tlay our murder market is
steady. Convictions weak, with
downward tendency- Chances for new
trials brisk and improving. Certain
ties, of executions scarcely quoted at
all. There are eight convicted mur
derers in tlie Tombs, and four waiting
tlie action of tlie courts. Only one Is
counted on as a sure contribution to
the gallows, and he is a poor Irishman
who killed his wife in a drunken quar
Annum in Advance
imroirTANT to taxpayers.
Ietrnf DeciMion In sspsrsiisif to Dvslne.
tknl of Inilt-btfhtM trosu Akmimi
Judge Upton, of tlie 4th Judicial
District has just made two decisions
that are important to tax-payers. We
publish tliem below, in full :
Circut Court for Multnomah County,
Feb. Term, 1S73.
A. P. Ankeny&Son. vs. Multnomah
A uttte wynUc at a specified jilacr, ia
tliis State is nn "intlejtedues within
.'his State,'' trill, in tlie meaning of
the rerenue lair, nattrithstaiuliuy the
oirner of the note may be a non-resi-
tlent ami altsntt.'
This case comes before the Court as
a writ ot review, directed to the County
Court, sitting as a Court for the trans
action of comity business. The parties
submitted an agreed statement of facts
to tho following effect :
The petitioners were assessed in 1S71
for certain lots of laud owned by tliem
valued at ifbl.lXiO. At tlie time of the
assessment the petitioners were in
debted in the sum of $10,000 upon a
promissory iwtc, secured by a mort
gage on a portion of the'said laud
valued at JI.tHK. Ihe note was
made payable to A. R. Eddy, nt the
Bank of British Columbia In Portland,
iregbn ; and tlie said Eddy was not
hi Oregon nor a resident of tlie State,
i. Both tlw A-se-wor and tlie Comity
Court refused to deduct the fntkditeo-
iess secured by the note nnd mortgage
from the valuation of the . petitioners'
fyhattnrje t Jiiriut lor tne petitioner.
A. V. tri'Mix, District Attorney.
in' UPTON', J.
The statute (Gen. L., p. See. 1,
tmeiideil in 1XH5) provides that the
A.sse.ssor shall "deduct the amount ol
ntlcbtediiess within this State of any
1 he ease presents the ouestioii
wla'tlier the amount specified in a
note, which is payable at a particular
plait? iu tliis State, should lie deducted,
notwithstanding the owner of the note
nay lie absent from and a non-resi
dent of the State.
In Jiiltnstm r. Oretj'm Ci'i. (2 Ore
gon, .'527) it was held iu this Court, and
on appeal, that the place where a pro
missory note is taxable depends on the
residence or location of the owner of
the note, and not tion the place where
the paper which is the evidence of tlie
indebtedness, may be tciniKintnly
I he District Attorney claims that,
ujion the principles there laid down,
the indebtedness under consideration
follows the person of Mr. Eddy, tlie
owner of the note.
The counsel for tlie petitioner claim
that, by stipulating in tlie note lor a
particular place of payment, tliepar-
ties have limited the character of tbe
contract in this particular, and that
this note does not evidence an indebt
edness which tlie owner of the demand
can carry out of tlie State at hiswill.
It is certain that the words fixing a
plaisr- ot payment do affect the nature
of tlie contract in some reflects. They
limit tbe rights aud liabilities ot tlie ,.
parties in several particulars, and the
place ol payment is a material part or
the contract. Itotren rs. Xeirt-ll, 13 N.
, '2'M : Tmy City Hank rs. Lanman,
4'.) N. Y., 417 ; Lett rs. Sdleck, 'Si N.
It the case turned upon the same
jKiint that was before the Court in
lohnsoH rs. Oreaon Itty, the decision
tliere made would settle the question
in favor of the county ; but the statute
should not receive the same construc
tion it would have liorne if the legis
lature, in defining the exemption, had
used the words, "the amount of in
debtedness that is taxa'lein this State."
If N not in the power of the holder of
the note to cliange the place of jiay
meiit; the petitioner has by his con
tract reserved tlie right to transact the
business in this State, and to prevent a
cause of action from arising uixn this
note in any other State. It the terms
of the contract ait; carried out, the
inonev that is payable will be in this
Strife after it has left the hands of the
maker of the note, and will lie subject
to the payment of any taxes tlie Suite
may impose upoirit.
l think by tlie terms ot the statute
the amount of the note should lie de
luded from tlie iietitimier's assess
ment; and a judgment will be entered
to that effect.
Circuit Court for Multnomah county.
lebruary lerm. IN 2.
A. P. Ankeny vs. Multnomah county.
1 ordinary promissory note, the otrmr
of rhirh is ahteitt from this State, is
wl an ' i ntlehtethtess tritJiin this
State,"' which can Im detlucted from the
iti'litor's assessment. i
BY I'lTOS, J.
This ease present. facts similar to
those set forth in, the case of A. P.
Ankeny & Son vs. Multnomah county,
except that the note in this case was
given hy the iietitiouer to Jemima
Wheeler for $15,000. and it does not
appear that any particular place of
payment Is designated m tlie note.
The agreed case contains tlie statement
tliat tlie note "was or is payable in
Portland," and shows tliat tlie money
was used in making improvements on
the property which is assessed to tlie
1 he fact that tlie money went into
improvements and was thus taxed, is
not a matter which the statute author
izes tlie Court to consider; and the
statement in the alternative, tliat tlie
note was or is payable in Toi-tlmd,
does not justify tlie conclusion that
payment could not be enforced at any
other place ; but it must be treated as
an ordinary promissory note ; and ac
cording to the decision in Johnson rs.
(hvijon Vify its situs is with Its owner.
When Mrs. Wheeler left the State, slie
carried with her tlie firoperty in tlie
note, and tne right to bring an action
upon it in any otlier country in which
tlie maker or Ills property may be
found. As tlie property in tlie note
was no longer in this State after she
departed, aud the petitioner retained
no right to satisfy it in this State, J
think it cannot he treated as a deduc
tion authoHzed by the statute, and that
the pttweetting ot the County Court
should be affirmed.
The Home of Joe Smith, the Mor
mon Pkophet. Two miles from tsus-
quclianna depot, hi Susquehanna coun
ty, Aew lork, tliere stands a dilapida
ted looking building, occupied, it is
said, by the Mormon Prophet, Joe
riniilh, during the writing of tlie "lisxik
of Mormon.'" "Here," said an enthu
siastic old lady to a correspondent, "ia
the very room, and tliere the very sjwt,
with his face to tlio setting gun, tliat
tlie great prophet occupied during the
long writ ing of tliat mysterious book.
There Ls tlie door latcli, raised thou
sands of times with his own hands,and
tliat tlie table once covered by his man
uscripts." The "family sute tliat tlie
place is visited almost daily by stran
gers from different parts of the United
States, aud even Europe, all curious to
ss8 tlie dweUiiig of one, who, however
dwarfish in his intellect, has swayed
tlie minds of thousands in both lieiiiis
pheres. S'ast, in a rcceut Harper's lVet-JUy,
has a magnificent political cartoon,
representing tlie President calmly
smoking iu his easy chair, which sit.s
firmly on a stone platform. Upon
this platform are printed significant
extnuts from the. President's message
of Dee. 4th, 1S71. Flatulent bolting
Senators, are "blowing" with distend
ed cheeks at Grant, but vainly, for
planted firmly on tlie record of his
message, tlie slgnificent comment is
made by the artist, s" Wliat the Sena
torial cabal can not 'blow over.' "
A gentleman who liad conferred a
favor iion an Irishman, was thin ad
dressed by him: "Long life to you,
sir. With tho blessing of God may
you live to eat tlie lien that scratches
the gravel on vour grave."
Gladly now we gather around it,
For the tolling day Is done.
- And the (Ty and aoiemo ttrthfrht
Follows down tne go Idea ami.
Shadow lengthen on tbe pavement,
Stalk like gianta through tbe gloom,
Wander past the dusky caarment,
Creep around the ttrelw room.
Draw tbe curtain, cdose tbe thattera,
Place the allpper by the ire ;
Tbougb tbe rude wind lotrily ninv
What care we tar wind sprite'! Ire t
What care we for outward aeeininr ?
Fickle fortune's Crown or untie ?
' If around us lore Is beaming
Love can human Hie beguile f
'Xeath the cottage roof and palace,
. From Ihe peasant to the king.
All are quaffing from llfc'a chalice
bobbles that enchantment bring.
ii rates are glowing, musk' flowing
From the lips we love the liest ;
OKthejov, the bliss of knowing
There are bearta wbereua to rest I
Heart that throb with eager gladness
Hearts that echo to our own
While grim can and haunting sadness
Mingle near In look or tone.
Care may tread the balls of daylight,
redness hannt the midnight hour.
But tbe wlerd and witching twilight
Brings the glowing hearthstone's boar.
Altar of our holiest feelings 1
Chi klhood 'swell rememberVI shrine
Spirit yearnings soul-revealing,
Wreaths Immortal round toe twine.
I've wandered throurh the village, Tom,
A long with Annie tee :
To listen to the mocking bird,
In tlie cottage by the sea.
3iac's sorrel mare cant be beat
While coming throngh the rve ;
Let me kiss him for bis mother,
Says a spider to the fly.
The colored girl and poor Old Ned
Now swell onr national song ;
I'd offer thee tills hand of mine
But take your time Miss Long.
I'm lonely since my aioiher died -Susanna
don't you cry ;
We're all nodding throngh the worM,
Then root bog or die.
I lark! I hear an angel sing,
Al! daddy he's struck ile
We're cnmuig. Father Abraham,
Along with Annie Lyle.
The song my mother used to sing,
Tlie wearing of the green
Tbe girl 1 left behind me
To-day Is sweet sixteen.
Tbe ntoe young man and Fairy Bell
Are swinging in tbe lane
The Captain wilh his whiskers
Has marrving on tbe brain. -We
will rally round the flag, boys.
For .lohnnv stole the Ham -Yankee
lKsslle, Hail Columbia,
Aud I dou'l care a cent.
JOAH I X 1MLA.EB ON OKEU9X.
The Overland Monthly for April
has an article entitled "A Ride
Through Oregon," from the pen of
Joaquin Miller. We clip from it tlie
following bits :
They at opposite me, leaning heav
ily from each other, and looking sour
and sullen. By .the-? signs. I knew
they tveiiiSMian and wife.
'My dear, I hoiie vou are comforta
ble." l'he man who said this was
short, dark, heavy, and black-bearded,
with a niotie in the side of In nose.
He looked straight at my twots as be
spoke, and did not deign to even lift
bis heavy brows in her direction. We
liad sat in the stage silent for hours.
hen he spoke, she merely dusted Ut
threadbare silk with a large, gloved
hand, lialf straightening, as ifadju-tlng
her spinal column, coujrlied slicfitly.
and subsided into statuarv.
"I hope you are comfortable, my
dear;" he .spoke again, in the. same
tone and manner a tone and manner
is cold and false as an epitaph. No
answer from the statuary, not even a
ruffle ; and. whatever may have Ix-eti
the iiopcs of the short, dark man. as to
the comfort of the tall, fiilr woman. It
was very evident that be was not al
together comfortable him-elf. After
aw hile, slie impatiently drew off her
glove, and I saw tlmt. tliere were no
hnger-naus on lier niif-tianu. now
fortunate, tliou;ht I. for her hu.knid !
Finally. I saw that site wanted to
blow bun up; ' and not liaving the
slightest objection, I took tlie first op-
jKirtlllilty to get a seat outside.
" l Imi are titev sum I. Twisting
my licad inquiringly toward the pair
in the coach.
The driver snapiicd his silk under
the leaders' lutds, and, from under 11m;
stiff hat that rested on his nose, an
swered : i
" v enieet. '
OKEUOX TWENTY YEAl-S AH.
Twenty years ago, tlie old Oreeo-
nian, with his cattle on a hundred hills,
liad neither butter nor milk 'on bis
table, save tliat which he bought of hi
neighbor, tlie newly arrived immi
grant. He is tlie same to-day im
provident and uncivilized. Tlie fir-
one you encounter is on tlie Oregon
side of the Siskiyou1 Mountains. He
stands in the door as tlie stage passes.
with Ills hands In ins pockets paww
on Ins knees, and witn tfiree or ronr
blue-haired children clinging to his
lees and starinc at the great stajre-
coach. He wears a broad, slouch lint.
lonir hair, and looks as though he liad
just got out. of bed, and Is only half
awake, uut wnat win attract yonr
attention at tills first liouse in Oregon,
is the immense sign tliat streU-lie
across tlie toll-road. We pass under
it as under a great gateway on enter--logon
ancient city. Tlie letter are
so large and prominent that they sug
gest a popular text iu Holy Writ :
" l-O-L-E KOAI. '
"What does that mean ?" Charley
Robinson, who htld tlie lines at my
eltsiw, again snapped the silk at his
leaders, and. Iittiuir his head to the
Great Rogue River Valley before us
ud. " That means that we are In Ore
Oregon is an anomaly. With a pop
ulation made up largely of such people,
slie has always had some man in Con
press who was, in his day, a power In
To sec the town and forest well, and
enjoy the wild and the tame, the nat
ural and the artificial, go back on tlie
tir-topied hills a mile west of tbe
river, and turn your face toward sun
rise and Mount Hood. Here, with
your back jammed up against a wood,
dense, deep, and iiutgiilticent. you have
a mile of city at your feet ; then x
tide-river, with many ships and not
unlike tlie Thames; then a mile of
open town; tlien firs tall, taller,
deep, dense, and black as F.rebus, In
tlie distance; then hills, forest
erowned. of course ; then grander
hills still black with forests, but near
ly hidden in tlie clouds rolling clouds
tliat sometimes sweep like seas, then
drift, and lazily drag themselves
through the tree-top ; higher up are
peaks crags clouds: then Mount
Hood, rugged, scarred, and broken,
matchless and magnificent, and. white
forever, as tlie throne of God.
Grand and lovely, beyond the touch
of words, are tliese steep aud stujien
dous pestks of snow in Oregon, when
Hashing under a summer sun. Hood
is only an elder brother of a well
ralscd family. Under skies tliat are.
less intensely shine, they rnfrit not
thrill you so. bid thev stand is In
other lands only as additions to and
extensions of other mountains, gray,
barren, and colorless, the effect then
might not be so gtat. But here, tbe
shining pyramids of white, starting
sudden and solitary from the great
black sea of firs standing as" snport
lng pillars to the douietf Intense blue
sky, startle, thrill, and delight you.
though you have stood nnmoved before
the sublimest scenes on earth.
A Boston correspondent of the Rut
land (Vt.) Herald tints explain tlie
"dark ways" of Die lobbyist hi Bos
ton : "A friend of mine who lias
bcsjti a member ol uie iegisjainrc ior
a number of years was talking to Uie
priiiclml "lobbyist"' at tlie .State lloltso
a short time since. My Mend said to
him, "Well, Mr. you never got
around me wlien you wanted to carry
through any of your schemes." "Oil,
yes," replied the other; "I always got
some hone-told farmer to take a seat
next, to yours, and tell you that hi
particular friends in tlie country wished
It done, that it would lie a great bene
fit to tlieir towns and you always
voted ju-t a I wanted you to.'"
Sonieliody writes to the Ifcirtfonl
Churchman" that at a regular Methodist
meeting on a recent Sabbath evening,
it was said aloud of a woman In the
congregation, 0 Ixml, slie has the
cream of Christianity !' unoii which
anotlier class-leader eJaculaUxl, 0
Lord send Thy Spirit, that she may
. . . w t I . a. . sT.
churn it! Tlie contributor of thl
anecdote evidently thinds tlm 'incident
a strong argument against extempora
When a woman can faint, and has a
capital opxn unity ior Minting, and
doesn't faint, vrtii may lie sun slie ha
some other tcint in view.