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" "e Tie FreaMeo.
A. B. Jaeneaiaaa, of Cmalilla Oonaty.
W. D. II are, of Washington Conaty.
.Jan. F. Waaler, of Douglas CMuaty.
Joseph C Wilson,
Of Wasco County.
2d District, F. A. Caenoweta af Bemfcm.
3d XJistrtet, JS. B. Humphrey of Linn.
4th Dtxtrfrt, G. H. Durham of Multnomah.
MCF. FATTOX, VI. DAKSC, JlJfIX DoU'N
INU, JOHKPU EXUI.E.
tonera. fx. Cass,
Cauatj Clerk .J.J. M uarav.
' Mier 11T. -L. & Scorr.
TrMsnrer. L K. lorstra.
Napt. Can.. Wrhaela. f. & sLyaaarr.
Aimwr.-TxtonAs C Shaw.
Co. Hurveror. L. XI. Jcjxuk.
Caraaer.- T. W.&hfjltun.
RKSOLCTIONS ADOPTED WTHXTATX Uf
PVBI.ICAN OONVKKTIuJt AT jR4.AMn,
MAHT1I SSttl, 1872.
The Union Republican party Oregon, In
Conwntion, makes Uiis declaration of prin
ciples and policies
L To Ute Constitution of the I nited States
and all Us amendments we pledge our un lal
tertng allegiance; to its atitlioriiy a willing
obedience; toitsfull and legal construction
and enforcement our constant sujiport.
4. That the sucwoi'the present National
Adnliu.-itr.iUon in reducing the public debt,
diminishing and equalizing taxation, admin
istering every branch of public affairs with
msav and enioienc v. forming ami improv
ing the civil service, enforcing the taws wltl
ut fear or favor, protecting the nation's
wanii with naternal -xre against the cruel
.avarice 01 inoculation aud fraud, ami main
taining friendly relations with Foreign Pow
er, ha been such as to command the appro
bation of the great minority of the American
people, and justly emit le It to the continence
and cramaenilaUon of every true Republican.
8. We regard the pa vment of our national
debt, in fullcompliance with all legal obli
gations to our creditors everywhere, and In
Accordance with the true letter and spirit ot
Its contracting,, as no longer a question in is
sue ; but tint we may be clearly understood,
we denounce all forms and degrees of repu
diation of that tie Ik, as auirraed by the Demo
cratic party and Us sympathizers, as not only
rational calamities, but positive crimes, and
we will never consent to a suspicion of lack
of honor or justice in itscomplete satisfaction.
4. We admit of no distinctions between
citizens, whether of native or foreign Urth ;
.and therefore we favor the granting of full
Amnesty to the people of those States lately in
rebellion ; and we here pledge the full and
effective protection of our civil laws to all
liersosw voluntarily coming to or residing In
5. We favor the encouragement of rall
roads by the General Government of the
United States, and bold that such dlsiwsltlon
should be made of the public lands a shall
eeoure the same to actual settlers only. In
quantities not exceeding ItiO acres.
6. That while we are In favor of a revenue
for the support of the General Government,
Iby duties upon imports, sound poucy requires
such adjustment of those duties on imports as
to encourage the development of the indus
trial interests of the whole country ; and we
Teeomatend that policy of national exchange
which secures to the working men liberal
wages: to agriculture remunerative prices ;
to mechanics and mauufactures'an adequate
reward lor their skill, labor and enterprise,
and to the Nation commercial prosperity and
. we oeneve mum ci'n'.i
the sole true basis and hope of a free govern-
ment, and shall ever oppose any diversion of,
ijc lmerference with the common school
iindsor Taixls In this State, for any other
than their legitimate purpose, and we con-i
lemn the act of favoritism by the last Uegls
lature whereby two hundred thousand dol
lars, taken from the school fund, were granted
to a corporation consisting mainly of Homo
iratie leaders, and party favorites, for the
.construction of a work which another corpo
ration, entirely sound and responsible, of
fered to construct for seventy-live thousand
dollars less; and that we are In favor ot the
passage by the Legislature of an efficient
echoof law, such as shall secure to all cltl
sens of our State a good common school edu
cation. 8. We And no terms sufficiently strong to
express our disapproval of those acts of the
last Legislature whereby the swamp lands be
longing to this Bute have been taken from
the needv settlers, and given without limit or
proiier competition in price to the land grab
berand speculator ; whereby the emoluments
and salaries ot Mate officers have been un
constitutionally Increased, and the taxes In
creased thousands of dollars by the creation
of new and unnecessary offices and salaries,
for the purpose of providing for pnrty lavor
ites : and whereby the citizens of our metrop
olis hare been deprived of and denied the
right of controlling their police authority.
And we equally condemn the administration
of our State oncers and la ws as extravagant,
rock less. Illegal and destructive, and we
right I v charge all those results as the acts
ol the' Denwcratic party- , . .
a. We are tn favor of the United States
giving to each honorably discharged soldier
who served in the armies or the L' nited States
to put down the relielllon a warrant for a
Iwmestead of ln acres of public lands.
10. That we demand the repeal of the so
called litigant act, which was devised to sup
port pauper Democratic newspapers at Uie
11 That the Republican jrty of this State
are In faror of the General Government ex
tending aid toward building a railroad from
l'ortlawl. Oregon, to Salt Lake City, and
from Jackson county to Humboldt, and we
hereby pledge our party representatives to
the suntport of the same.
12. That the Indiscriminate licensing ol
persons to sell spirituous liquors without be
ing placed nnder proper responribillties for
the abu thereof, having been found by ex
erience to promote the growth of cruneand
muperism. and therein- toseriously increase
the rate of taxation, the liepuiilw-jin party
recognizes the right aud duty of tho law
making jxruer to prevent and limit the evils
ami abases or such sale, so far as concerns the
public good and is consistent with individual
liberty, bv refusing to license other than law
abiding and resionsille lermns, who can
furnl-n sufkeient sureties lor good conduct.
la. That the Republican party of Oregon
Is in faror of obtaining assistance from Uie
O'wral Uorenunent for the const ruction ofa
wagon road from the city of Portland to the
Wiles, recognizing this as a most important
and necessarv Improvement for the Suite. .
It. We alirm that the continuance tn
power of the Kepdbuean party te the only
ore preservation of national peace and proc
perltvtnd fur reasons therefor we point to its
lirllliant recordlB the late civil war; to a com
plete nationality ; to a united sisterhood of
hlrtv-seven States; to our Territories rapid
ly warming into Mate Uie; to a nation freed
from Ihe taint of human slavery; to an ele
vated and enlarged citizenship; toour nation
al sta niUns at txoie and altroid ; to the work
of vigoT'ius reform in all discovered abuses
of authority or trust : to a n unequaled foreign
credit ; to a successful ami solid li nancia 1 sys
- I I. . I . 1 .. .ul,...(lAM I.
tem, aad to the unpsralnlled peace ana pros
perity everywhere in our broad domain, aud
these are our pledges for the future.
lf. We hail the ".New Deurttire " of the
Lite rvmcrratte party, taken by the action of
their Cowcntton in seven btates, as an affir
mation of the principles for which the Repub-
can tartv h. "contended tor the last ten years;
ana in tne - rassve roncy" 01 utai party,
already assumed in several of the uues. we
recognize an acknowledgment f their hope
lessness B success ui hoe curaiugrrestucnw.i
IHKttEBY AXXOUXCE MYSELF AS In
dependent Candidate for County Clerk of
Marion County, subject to the politically dis-
iutorallea voters 01 sun county.
SETH R. ffAXXEB,
Salem, Ofcn-, liancii It. ISO.
HKRKBY ANXOUNCB JICSELF
M. a Candiaxto Ibr the office of Treasurer of
Marion county at uie wmie r.m u"u.
March, i 1872.
I ndependeat Candidate for Sheriff.
T A. OEHTSER offers himself to the vo-
MM, ters of Marion county,asan umukhu
eut Candidate for Sheriff.
no,rnir t trd i T. VOTERS OF MARIOS
J. Count v, rjregon : The undersigned here
by announces himself n.Vl'.Ml"iSeniJ'
didmefbr the ofnee of HHiKI , subject
to the decision or the legal voters on the nrst
Mom lay of June next, without frand or cor-
rupuo. by an, party fi53S'oaX&K
5 ' Jefferson, March 28th, 187i w2m
Ta the Yater of JSarioa County.
THEEEBT ASSfOrrjfCE MYSELF AK
Independent Candidate for County Clerk
of Marion county, subject to Uie decision of
i-' -'v. i ii imiu county at me isanm nir. u
WSL M. LAUGHEAD.
VOL. 21. NO. 38. 1
"TME-IIOSORED raUCTFLER." i
The Engene Guard inform tts that
the Democratio platform contains "a
reiteration et the time-honored princi- .
plea tor which the lemocracT has bat-
tied In the past." We ha looked
over the platform again to ee if we
bad really been mUtaken in our first
reading. And our review of It has sat
isfied as that, if it now contains, real
ly, all tie, time-honored family, then
one fa-ally that we wot of has been
sadly suiTerlng from ttie ravages of
eitlier death or divorce. There is the
ghost ofatxtea Sights its old dead face
looking quite out of place among things
of the present day; there is a phrase
or two from the Constitution, which
Grover learned when of tender age to'
lapeat, parrot-like, and wliich he has
been repeating, parrot-like, on every
possible occasion, ever since, under the
impression that, because they souud
well, they are an excellent 'Vmmodi
ty ot good words ;" there is a tolerably
vigorous lick at the reconstruction aud
anti Ku-KJux laws ; aud, for the life of
as, tliat is all we can see of the old
time-honored principles. The "nig
goi," that was the chief of all the time-.
honored family not a word of him.
"Free Trade and Sailor's Rights," thnt
used to be so sturdy, grizzled and
prominent in tlie family group, ha3
dyed his moustache and comes out a
mild-mannered type of Revenue Tar
iff. "To the victors belong the spoils"
which always brought recalcitrant
members to the front, has given wa3r,
since Tammany bursted with a very
gorge of spoils, to a gentle suggestion
that perhaps it would be as well now
to have no more corruption in any de
partment of the Government. "Taxa
tion of U. S. bonds," and "repudiation
of the national debt," which were so
very time-honored and extremely vita
ln 1870 and 1808, have not even the
decent mention which so recently de
ceased members of the family are en
titled to whenever the living sit down
to count off the reminiscences of by
gone days. "Greenbacks" seem to
have so commended themselves as
something so handy to have in the
house, as to neutralize the acerbity of
Democratic temper, and we And no
trace of the time-honored dispargement
of them, and the equally time-honorde
praises, of bullion. In short, remem
bering the goodly list of Democratic
principles that have, from time to
time, played their brief time-honored
role, it seems to us that the platform
is rather a studied effort to cut the
time-honored family altogether, and
with the most aggravated and insult
ing cruelty. The ghosts ot injured
dead and damned "time-honored prin
ciples" will rise up and confound these
fellows yet, if they keep on in their
The Roseburg Plaindealer is griev
ously afflicted. It seems tliat the Dem
ocracy of that section are not, like
Caser's wife, above suspicion; and the
Plaindealer, through a column and a
half ot pathetic entreaty, calls upon
them to rally around their chastity T
and repel the blandishments of Repub
lican coin. The agony of the litigant
cherub is genuine, and a AatCn-iug
tribute to the "tinie-hnnored" of Doug
las county, but Uie manner ot its ex
pression is somewhat inconsistent. In
the first place, the' Plaindealer avows
the most unbounded faith in the purity
of Douglas Democrats, and then con
cludes by menacing any little weak
nesses on their part with punishment
condign. It reminds us of an ancient
anecdote : A worthy farmer who, by
the w.iy,"was subject to paroxysms of
anger and profanity, had "sworn off,"
and was on his good behavior, when
he went to arouse his son John, one
Summer morning. John was a tal
ented sleetrcr and the old man invaria
bly went off the handle trying to get
him out. He was going to keep his
temper this time, however, and begun
softly : Getjup, Johnny, my boy, and
hear the little bird3 singing praises to
God " (John snored and his ancestor
slopped over) "Almighty gol darn
you, John, get up !"
Geo. R. Ileloi, Esq., who is called
tlie Lion of Linn from the fact, we
suppose, that lie is the king of beasts
in that ancient county will prolwbly
soon retire from the stormy field of
politics. The Lion has not been treat
ed well, considering the amount of
roaring he has done for tlie hist ten or
twelve years. He has worn out much
good clothing in attendance upon
Democratic conventions, and has wast
ed acres of mucous membrane in the
endeavor to visit punishment upon the
liqnid portion of the Democratic plat
form ; and here, in 1872, when his
party, as a national institution, is dead,
he is complimented with the dubious
honor of pursuing its wandering and
uneasy gltost. He might as well have
been elected to go to that mythical clime
known as "Thunder," a to go to tlie
National Democratic Convention.
Wherefore, we suspect tlit the lion no
longer roareth, but that tlie AV'hang
doodle mourneth in the ancient shire
The school fund howlers of this
State have not a word to say about the
great theft at school monies perpetra
ted by Governor Butler of !N ebraska.
Tliey cannot plead in his beliair tnat it
was a "copperhead lie," for Butler the
"loll" was Impeached and deposed by
a Republican Legislature. Lafayette
That's just wliere it is ; the Repub
lican party punishes its thieves hurls
them from office and locks tltem up in
prisons; but yours loads them with
honors and crowns them with ama
ranthe.' Tweed, the colossal thief of
tlie age, was elected to the State Sen
ate by a great majority after hit
Crimea ttrre Inoirn, and our own La
fayette, who with his party pals is
$75,000 deep in the School Fund,
not to mention anything else do you
not propose to make an U. S. Senator
ot him if yon can? In the Dem
ocratic party history again repeats it
self, and larceny, once a virtue in
Sparta, is again ennobled,
Tl Republicans of the State may
put it down in tiieir tablets, now, tliat
Mariou county will give Jos. G. Wil
son a larger majority by one hundred
tlian she did lu 1870. Tlie support
they give him is not only unanimous,
Xow tbe Herald has fallen into lach
rymose mood, all on account of the
probability that Multnomah Republi
cans will be united in tbe next election.
Uuder such circumstances, we have
not, indeed, one word of consolation to
7 TICKET I
We have received a long and excel
lent letter from an old Republican, an
original friend and supporter of Wm.
H. La ug head ibr the Comity Clerkship, i
giving a number of excellent reason j
why tbe Republican party should stand
united in this campaign. The letter is
too long for publication just now ; but
we ctnnot refrain from stating briefly
some of tlie reasons given why there
should be no divisions now In our party;
I. If Republicans spend the cam-
paign In making war upon one anotlr-
er, they will aid the Democracy to tbe
extent of giving them a majority of tbe
II. Strife will bring reproach upon
the late County Convention and help
to destroy tbe legality of its proceed
ings, in respect of all the nominees on
III. Strive will cast reproach on all
tlie candidates as well as on the officers I
and delegates of the County Conven
tion. There are various ways in which
mistakes might occur without tbe pres
ence of actual fraud.
IV. Strive will array friend against
friend, neighbor against neigitber, aud
engender bitter feelings which" may
deepen and increase for years.
V. It will cause a portion of the
party to fall into the hands of tlie De
mocracy, or place them in false posi
tions in their own party.
VI. The influence ot a division here
will extend to other counties and in
jure the Republic-iii cause all over the
State. It will tend to defeat Wilson
for Congress and the Grant Electoral
ticket next fall.
VII. It will help to elect a Demo
cratic, rum Legislature and a continua
tion of the present corrupt State gov
ernment; and thus, indirectly pass a
sanction upon the roWery of tlie school
fund, the swamp land grabbing and
other infamous acts of the last Demo
VIII. It will, perhaps, place Ore
gon in an attitude antagonistic to the
National Administration, and thus de
feat the aid that the State might other
wise get for the various internal im
provements, of which we stand in so
The corresponrent adds : " We al
ready have two ciphers in Congress;
shall we add a third by electing a
Democrat to the U. S. Senate next
fall? Or elect Burnett to the lower
House of Congress? Let old Marion
run mad on a mere local matter who
shall be Clerk for two years and
surely, several of us would be fit sub
jects for the Insane Asylum at Port
land." It seems to us that our corres
pondent lias given reasons enough,
though he has not enumerated all, to
convince any one of the suicidal policy
of a bolt of any part of our ticket.
Outside candidates from the ranks of
the Republican party are simply disor
ganizing the party without standing a
ghost of a chance to be elected them
selves. Do any of them suppose they
will get the votes ot the Democracy ?
As soon as tlie latter find the breach in
the Republican ranks impossible of
healinp:, they will put out candidates
of their own and they may elect them
as they would certainly expect to do.
It is just as well for Republicans to
reflect like men of sense, on what they
are doing or likely to do.
In a nice muddle are matters lit!
gant In Yamhill. Tlie West Side was
the litigant organ till Grover sent
Upton over there to draw tlie regular
litigant nap in accordance with the
Democratic programme to support
pauper Democratic newspapers at the
public expense. Grover proclamated
the Courier, then, as the litigant rob
ber for Yamhill. A dispute, of course,
arose and a suit in court ensued. Tlie
matter being decided with tlie usual
acumen of Judge Bouham, both par
ties claim to have won the suit and the
West Side and the Courier each fight
uuder the litigant banner and each
claims all litigant booty that may lie
taken. Tlie people, meantime, who
have the expenses to pay, are in doubt
as to which is the " genuine Dr. Ja
cobs." If they pay one, they are lia
ble, by reason of standing and deliver
ing to the wrong man, to have to stand
and deliver again to the other. So,
Grover, in his anxiety to gobble for his
own paper, tlie legalized stealings of
Yamhill, has placed the people of tliat
countr under the liability of being
twice fleeced by the robbing litigant
THE COXURIvVilOXAL CAVA-NS.
At Albany, Judge Wilson was ate
tacked with acute rheumatism and for
a couple of days was unable to move.
We learn, however, that he went up
to Eugene yesterday, with tlie inten
tion of going on to fill his appoint
ments in Southern Oregon, though he
was still suffering so acutely as to re-
rmire the assisaince of two men, in
walking. Meantime, Richard VV u-
liams, formerly of Salem anil now of
Portland, supplied Judge Wilson's
place in tlie joint discussion with Bur
nett, at Eugene, and a gentleman who
heard him informs us that he made an
excellent and effective speech. Mr.
Mallory went up to speak for Judge
Wilson at Oakland, yesterday. The
Judge will probably fill his own ap
pointments at other points in Southern
We are constantly reminded now
adays by our Democratic newspapers
that Horace Greeley has cut loose from
Grant's administration, just as if it
were of the least consequence to any
body, or as though it were the first
time Horace ever cut loose from an
administration. The old chap has al
most always been on the losing side in
the National Conventions of his party,
and tor years it has been considered a
healthy indication for a candidate to
have Greeley's opposition. We can
not really find time to worry because
of so email a circumstance as that
Horace Greeley Is trying to beat Grant.
It is a ten-to-one bet that he won't
support tlie candidate of tlie Cincin
nati Convention, even if lie were to
name the man, himself.
"Bro. Ike" of the Herald is flounder
ing under the load of Mr. MeCully's
testimony concerning tbe canal and
lock-school-fund robbery, like an un
happy wallapus. We should feeL real
ly, some pity for the poor fellow had
he not foolishly and Imprudently In
vited tbe load to fall upon his back,
Now let him "tote" It. It is a burden
lie cannot shuttle off. It is ninchfd on.
PUBLIC SEBT-PVBUC CBEBIT.
It is a sort of fashion with Demo-'
rratlc writers and speakers to deny the
truth of the monthly statement of the
Secretary of State ; and we not Infre-
quently see a hocus-pocus array ot fig-
bi9 in which Democratic minds.
through some transcendental process,
tee tbe disproof that they ao roundly
and recklessly declaim. At the tame
tune, by a singular inconsistency, these
same fellows berate the administration
for hardening the present generation
with so rapid a rate of paytneat of the
national debt, aud ask, plaintively,"
"Why not leave a larger proportion
of It to future generations?" It is
hardly worth while to discus these
matters With mbtoralertegiy Incon
sistent fiudt-finden. It might to per
tinent, however, to .Inquire bow It Is
tliat the national credit has ao steadily
grown up to the presertt most encour-
aging and flattering Standard, if tbe
ata emcnts of tlie Secretary concerning
the management of the public debt are
mere financial juggleries. Do these
Democratic flgurers suppose tliat
theirs are the only financial minds in J
the worki actrte enough todtscower the
"tricks" of the Secretary? What
are the great nnanciers 01 r.urope
about, that tliey have not made these
wonderful discoveries ot juggling by
the Secretary. If there were tricks in
the statements, or in tlie management
of the debt, would they not be as patent
to the English or German financiers as
to these ingenious Democratic Bohe
mian flgurers ?
The fact Is, tlie financial policy of
the present administration has been so
signally successful as to excite tins
wonder and admiration of European
capitalists who have not been accus
tomed to see national debts of such
magnitude reduced so promptly and
rapiilly. They liave accepted our
financial management as eminently
worthy their confidence, and as It has
gone on from mouth to month with itt
wonderful success, they have endorsed
it in the most practical and substantial
manner by bidding up the price of
American bonds and advancing their
coin upon American loans." Consider
ing the state of our credit when Grant's
administration began as contrasted
with what it is now, the universal ver
dict of mankind must be tliat there is
not anywhere in history an example
ofa more successful financial adminis
A MOST WOSDKHITL FIUl'REK.
One of our Democratic exchanges
has figured out on its wonderful back
action slate, how "to beat Grant." It
is quite as easy as sliding down hill on
that part of one's trowsers wliich first
strikes tlie pavement when one's heels,
by reason of frost, go kiting toward
tlie moon. Thusly :
"There will be three candidates.
The Cincinnati'! Convention folks will
get up a division in the itepubiican
ranks, and tife Democrats will have a
distinct ticket of their own. There.
will be no election by the people, and
the new House of Representatives
will have a majority of the antMJrant
members. Tlie choice of President
devolving upon the House, and the se
lection being narrowed down to one or
two candidates receiving the highest
number of electoral college votes, tne
opposition will be obliged to unite on
the Democratic candidate, on much
such a compromise plan as that by
which tlie election of John Qtuney
Adams was secured over Andrew
Jackson by Henry Clay's friends."
This would he a rough joke on
Grant, if it were not lor the fact that
the Forty-Second Congress which will
do" the election of a President in
case of a failure to elect by the people,
is decidedly in accord with the Grant
Administration. The Forty-Third or
next Congress, if by any possibility it
should be hostile to Grant, will have
no more to do with the election of a
President than will the next Ecumen
The Herald having been fairly pil
loried for its imprudent assertions con
cerning the $75,000 steal of school
monies to give the Willamette Falls
and Locks Co., lias given up the first
point which it tried to make, aud is
now feebly attempting to believe tliat.
although the People's Transportation
Company did offer to do the same
work as now provided for by law for
$75,000 less than was stolen for the
Willamette Falls Canal and Locks
Company, the oner was not made In
good faith ; tliat the Democratic mem
bers finding out (remarkable ingenuity)
that the P. T. Company only wanted
the franchise to sell it out to Ben. Hol
Iaday, at a speculation, refused to lis
ten to their proposition and finally
gave the irancinse to some nonest
men ! This is enfeebled weakness and
the silliest bosh The Herald is ma
king itself the veriest laughing-stock
for even members ot its own party.
There is not a man In the Willamette
valley who has known, or had business
with A. A. McCully, (then President
and manager of the P. T. Co.), who
will not say emphatically that the
Herald's pretense is a slander ot the
basest type. He is, and always has
been known for a man ol honor and
business integrity who never resorted
to trickery, evasiou or subterfuge.
What lie said in matters of business
was always business ; and no man be
fore this played out Missouri parson
ventured on it, ever imputed to him
an unworthy motive.
Dr. Alexander, of Linn county, a
Democratic member of the House in
1770, had so much confidence in Mr.
McCully and the P. T. Co., that he in
troduced the bill (II. B. 10) to grant
the'm the franchise on the east side and
favored it not only in tlie House but in
the committee to whom it was referred.
Does Mr. Alexander pretend tliat he
ever heard, or If lie heard, that be be
lieved tills ridiculous story of the Her
ald's in regard to tlie motive wiUt
which tlie P. T. Co. sought; the Oregon
City franchise? Did any member of
tbe Legislature make such a pretense
as the Herald now talks of, for voting
for the Willamette Falls Canal and
Lock Co.'s bill? Dr. Alexauder may
not choose to tell tlie secret reason
(which we know) for pocketing the P.
T. Co. '8 bill ; but be will not back the
Herald's unworthy slander of Mr. Mc
Cully, nor any other man's Insinua
tion ofa like character. Tbe Herald's
bad eminence for untruth and unfair
ness In this matter is all its own.
The Herald Is still manifesting its
hostility to railroad enterprises In this
State. Why don't Gov. Miller knead
the thing awhile on that same dough
board whereon be rolled John Burnett
tlie other day ?
WEDNESDY, MAY1, 1872.
J.J. Shaw, Esq, of Salem,' is the
Democratic nominee for Prosecuting
Attorney fctljetbii District, fie is
a carpet-bagsv from Iowa, sad a law
yer., by pnjmion, not otherwise,
Shaw's Democracy i not a rronic
disease, and it attributed to climatic
lofioeaces as he was a aotmd Bepohli
oan when he came to Oregon' a 'few
fears ago He had some Democratic
friends liere mottled awn -and prob
ably caught the infection from tbem,
bat tne symptoms were so tardy 'in
Baking their appeaVance that It was
only at the Dalles' Convention chat it
wraoMttMered neatfy take hltn
tatathe Democratic Eospital for the
Ibftan. w ' ';
"His nomination was a snrprise to
si least two orthdox young Democrat
f Salem S. C. Simpson and William
Waldo. These gentlemen were can
didates for th ssaw ofiloe-wwere Dem
ocrats of unblemished record, had done
the party valuable service, and, not
without reason, considered themselves
available men for tbe Attorneyship,
The name of Shaw floated faintly on
die breath of rtuaoa, bat that name
bad no terrors for the friendly rivals.
They knew him to he a cipher in the
courts and an imbecile on the stump,
and, at most, but a Democrat on tlie
half-shell. And then Miller and Bush
were to stand by them in the Conven
tion, and Mr. Bush had even gone so
far as to make a very significant prop
osition to one of them iu anticipation
of his being the nominee. 1J
to rent the prompectire Stale's Attorney a
fw'te of office rwnnn in the Sank build
ing! Business before pleasure, you un
derstand. In tlie Convention both Simpson and
Waldo were quietly ignored and Sliaw,
the newly fledged, rose into popularity
and was triumpliantly placed upon the
ticket a result to which both Miller
and Bush, we understand contributed
their mighty influence. They will
have abundant leisure to explain to
our defeated fellow-townsmen why
Shaw was chosen over them, and we
hope tliat they will make tlie most of
it. At any rate their treachery to old
friends will avail nothing, as Sliaw
will undoubtedly lie defeated.
The Lafayette Courier is one of tlie
best Democratic papers in this State.
Its editor is a representative man in
his party and, with his graceful yet
trenchant pen, wields an influence
wliich distinguishes him at once as tbe
terror of his enemies and the envy aud
admiration of his friends. Therefore
when the Courier directs its attention
to the demolition of any individual tlie
friends of that individual, it lie lias
any, ought in common prudence to
stand from under.so that the Inevitable
blow will fall upon the doomed alone,
The last Jlssue of the Courier con
tains the political death warrant of
James D. Fay. That unlucky gentle
man Is tliereby driven from the ranks
of the Democracy, and consigned to
the outer darkness of the unfaithful
Aside, good friends and let the con
vict pass ! Henceforth he Is a Republl
can, a Conservative anything In fact
to which obloquy properly attaches,
but never again a time-honored and
We see that posters of flaming,
angry red, lutve been stuck np around
the city, announcing tliat " Gen. Nes
mith and Hon. G. R. Helm will speak
at tlie Opera House," this (Friday)
evening. At tlie bottom of the said
posters of flaming, angry red, we find
tills line : " Ladies are invited to at
tend." We remember that at tlie
Dalles Convention, Iscsmith was re
ported as having made a " characteris
tic speech." Those who have lieard
him, know what that means. It will
be safe to say tliat if ladles attend to
night, Nez will have no opportunity
to make a " characteristic " speech.
The Jacksonville Times (Democrat
ic) says that J. R. Neil, the candidate
for Prosecuting Attorney of the 1st
District, was proxy in the Democratic
State Convention tor all the Jackson
eounty delegates and nominated him
self by voting all the proxies for him
self. The Times denounces the nom
ination as a fraud upon Jackson and
Josephine counties, and warns the peo
ple against not only tills candidate but
also the meu who are seeking to be the
Democratic candidates for county
Judge and Sheriff. Tlie happy family
in Jackson comity seems not to be al
together in blissful accord.
Democrats ot Oregon may as well
prepare to curl their little possum tails
to the Cincinnati platform. The Herald
has already begun to speak In very re
spectful and laudatory terms of the
malcontent Republicans who head the
movement. It will be a sight to see.
when "Brother Ike," Gov. Miller,
Bill Watkinds, and " I and Gilfrcy '
fall into the arms of Horace Greeley
ami mingle their tears with his over
the tendency of the age to fall away
from high protective tariff Ideas I
Mr. Abbott, of tlie Bedrock Demo
crat, is complacent enough to say that
while it has often happened that con
ventions have put candidates in the
field who were objectionable to him,
he Is pleased to announce that be is
pleased to approve tbe nomination of
Mr. Burnett. But how are Mr. Ab
bott's neighbors of Eastern Oregon
pleased with Burnett's opposition to
grant of aid for tbe Portland, Dalles &
Salt Lake Railroad?
Attorney-General Williams is en
route lor Oregon, and will arrive here
probably within the next ten or twelve
days. He will take a band in Uie
Deriding campaign, and will render the
Republicans most efficient aid. No
man stands higher in tlie esteem of the
Republican party of Oregon than bur
ex-Senator, and we shall expect blin to
rally our masses to an undivided sup
port of the Republican Congressional
aud county tickets.
It appears that the Grovcr-Ncil fac
tion in Jackson had to resort to "time
bonored" Democratic practice In order
to carry the late county convention-
ballot-box stuffing. Tlie Times charges
distinctly that certain men, in Butte
Creek preeirct---ealling their names
put In two ballots apiece and thus car
ried the precinct, by one voe.. It
not singular tbat the Times raves about
Wonder if John Bull does hot begin
to think that In the Alabama matter,
his son Ram is a "BnTl-y Boy?"
. One Eastern exchanges are fhll of
political discussions as to the pros
pects of tbe Cincinnati movement, and
what would be the result in case it
should by any possibility succeed.
Some or. Uie Democratic papers boldly
claim that it would be a Democratic
victory, whfJc others argue that it
would be futile abandonment of tbe
Democratic organization. Tlie Boston
Traveller (Conservative ) expresses
tbese views, and we commend them to
the possums of Oregon :
It U now certain that Gen. Grant
will be the candidate of tbe Repubrlcan
party, and that no nofnlnation win be
toade by the Democratic party, "unless
there is a great change In tba pro
gramme. It ia understood that every
toember of tbat party la Congress two
freed tbat if one of several persons
shall be corals ted by tba Eewoiers,
all their atrerjgta and lnfloe&oe shall be
exerted to secure the entire support of
the Democratic party to tbat nomina-,
tloo. Whom, then, shall we srrpport?
Mr. Swatter and Atr. Trumbull, or
Gen. Grant? If we regard tbe men
alone and their avowed principle, we
might support the Beformers. But
can their platform be sustained t Sup
pose Mr. Trumbull elected President,
that choice wm law beeo affected by
Democratlc votes iu opposition to the
ffrpunuron as an orgjiniwn party.
What will tliey receive for Uieir sup
port? A fair kliareof tlie appointments
or places in tlie Cabinet. In the House
a sufficient number of Reformers will
undoubtedly be found to unite with the
Democrats to give an Administration
majority, but the Republican leaven
will be too small to influence the Dem
ocracy. It will be a Democratic House,
with Democratic leaders, ideas ami
principles. The Senate will be Repub
eaii unless carpet-baggers enough unite
with the Democrats and Reformers to
give these also an administration ma
jority. We shall then liave a Reform
'President, a divided Cabinet, a Demo
cratic House, a iionderseript Senate.
From such an Administration, good
Lord deliver us 1
A DEMOCRAT OX Rt RXETT.
Beriah Brown of the Seattle Dis
patch, who Is the ablet editor that the
Democrats liave had in this State for
years, and who knows Burnett, gives
this estimate of the man :
' As a citizen, in his own limited
nhere in life, Mr. Burnett is unexcep-
lOuable. As a Kepresentatlve in Con
gress of a State of tlie coming impor
tance aud larare interests or Oregon,
would be simply a nonentltg, a
shame ami disgrace to the Intelligence
of tlie people of tliat State. Any in
telligent man in tlie Mate, wlio bad
nportant Dasines to transact in
Washington, would never dream ot
selecting him as an attorney to attend
to such business, or either of the three
others who entered the Convention as
.:. .1 I -i
ClMIIJjeULeTS lUr UM3 UUIIIUUILIUII.
It has come to this, that men are se
lected by party Conventions for tlie
highest ofhees in the land, who have
not tlie capacity to achieve distinction
or credit iu the ordinary avocations of
te. Mr. Burnett has grown up to
manhood in a rural district of Oregon,
where lie lias enioved few advantages
of education and but very limited in
tercourse with men iroin whom lie
would be likelv to learn much which
would fit him tor the Important trust
of members of Congress. Of the con
ventionalities of refined ' society lie is
almost totally ignorant, and in the
social intercourse which tlie office to
which he aspires would necessarily
force upon him, be would be entirely
out of his depth, and consequently
Of Judge Wilson, Mr. Brown says :
" Mr. Wilson, is not a irreat man.
but would make by far the most re
spectable Representative ; and when
comes to the alternative between
State interests and party feeling, tlie
former should dominate."
LETTER rnlX THE fcAVTIAJI.
En. Statesman i Perhaps a few
words from our quiet little village
would lie interesting to your readers.
Elder Stavton fc Sons have just placed
a forty Inch Leffel wheel in their saw
mill, which promises to do all tliat is
claimed for those wheels. The water
was turned on this afternoon, and off
went tlie saw with a perfect whiz.
Tliev will soon be manufacturing as
good lumber as can be had iu tlie coun
ty, rue Nint tarn nas been a little bois
terousat times during the winter and
pnng. it ait through, a large anit
about oue mile above the mill, which
caused a report to be put in circulation
that Stavton's mill and the Woolen
Manntacturimr Couinanv's Ditch wag
left high and dry. But when tbe fog
cleared away it was found to be only a
mistake in the gassy imagination of
those that started the report. Thomas
Brothers have on hand a fine lot ot f ar-
niture manufactured from Oregon tim
ber, which compares well in style with
Eastern work, and will be doubtless
more durable. Tlie crops look well,
particularly that which was sown be
fore tlie fall rains set in.
S jiyn ja, y
Stayton, April 18th, 1872.
APOTHEUMS SUDR I78EFIX.
Riches are wings with which even
asses can fly. Alluding to Jo. Teal.
Conceit an ass who Imagines him
self an elephant. Grover.
One often meets with walking dead
men ghosts of their former selves.
Then we may look to see the Demo
cratic party stalking.
Justice is immutable but not hu
man justice. Justice Bon ham.
The Lion ot Linn (!) will roar at the
Opera House this evening. What has
stirred up the animals is the present
conundrum. He will probably tell
tbe people bow much more suitable
and fitting was the nomination of
John Burnett for Congress than would
have been either Helm or Hayden.
The Liberal Republicans got their
name from Missouri, where enough
Republicans bolted the regular ticket
to enable the Democrats to win con
trol of tlie Legislature and send Frank
Blair to the U. S. Senate. So it will
be seen there is a real link of affinity
between the Democracy and the Lib
erals." Senator Schurz has it in his pro
gramme to bag tbe German vote
for Grant. The German vote, how
ever, wiil pocket Mr. Schurz and slide
Into the ballot box as usual for Grant.
Nast puts it up right in bis Harper
cartoon, April 20th.
Grover is going over into Polk coun
ty, shortly, to tell what he knows
about what "I aud Gilfry" liave done.
While there, wont Grover tell the pev
pie what be and Bill Jones know about
a certain costly wood-chopping con
tract of date 1870?
A California paper says "Everybody
from Grover down'! will stump Ore
gon this summer; but omits to tell us
what everybody from Grover up will
do. "From Grover down" cuts the
list near the caudal extremity.
Judge Boise spoke at Dallas, Wed
nesday evening. "Dirty Ben" was
announced but was again indisposed
and some friends "put him in bU little
$3 00 per
Gov. Grover will demagogue in a
small way, at tlie Dalles Friday even
ing. - '
Let us have peace. U. S. Giant.
Let us have'a) piece. Cincinnati Con
vention. THE C1XCLSXAT1 COXYESTIOSJ.
The Chicago Evening Post editor
has been going aftar tlie so-called re
formers rather sharply. In a late edi
torial be tellingly' says that the incon
gruous nature of tbe material out of
wnicn tne cmciunan uouvenuon is
expected to be made is the most stri
king feature of the movement. "No
two individuals, and no two papers
wbloh favor the schemes, are moved
by the same impulse. If any anti
tariff plank It adopted by tbe Conven
tion, Horace Greeley wants to be
counted out. If a tariff plank is
adopted, tbe New York Evening Post
wants to bt counted out. If a JDemo
crat kt notadnatad, Mr. Sumner wants
to be counted out. If a Republican
is nominated, tbe World wants to
be counted out. If Mr. Trumbull is
not nominated, be wants te be counted
out. It Mr. Chase is not nKB mated,
he wants to be counted out.
If Judge" Davis is not 'nomina
ted, be wants to be counted oof.;
If Auy-body-to-beat-Grant is sot noo
laated, Mr, Schurs waU to be oonotWl
out. If the outs are not put in, they
want to lie counted ont ; ami wlien
the day of election comes, the lus will
wish tliey had been counted out.
Altogether the movement is made up
of iiihannonius personallsins having
no common principle and no common
purpose, except tliat of pure and un
adulterated selfishness, and impure
and adulterated ambition. The result
is not difficult to foresee. The Cincin
nati Convention will prove a more
ridiculous fiasco than tlie Philadelphia
Convention of which Andrew Johnson
was the originator, and Geo. Francis
Tralu the mouthpiece.
Statistics of the Rebellion.
The whole cost of the war to the North
ern and Southern States from 1881 to
1865 1s estimated as follows: Lives,
1,000,000; property, by destruction,
waste, etc., p,000.000,000. The gross
expenditures of the United States from
June, LS13I. to July. 188U. were 15.79'i.
227,000. Of thU tlie actual war ex
penses were aliout 15,352,237,000. The
expense of States, counties, cities, and
towns In the Northern States, not rep
resended by funded debts, have been
estimated at $500,000,000. . The. in
crease of State debts on tlie war ac
count was $133,000,000. The increase
of city, comity, and town debts is esti
mated at $200,000,00. Total war ex
pense of the loyal States and tlie Na
tional Government. $(5,172,237,000.
The estimated direct expenditures of
tlie Confederate States on account of
the war were $2,000,000,000. Aggre
gate estimated expenses of the war to
the country, North and South, $3,165,
237,000. IIo.L. There is BOtnetluii plausi
ble after all lu tlie doctrine of tlie
spiritualists that the real torment of
the future state consists not tn Tire and
brimstone hell, but in still banging
round in spirit the scenes wliich
one has left, and seeing; how things go
ii after one's death. It must be hell
for the spirit of a dead mining specu
lator to see stock go up witliout the
power of eucliering somebody out of a
thousand. Isn't it hell for a miser to
see all his savings squandered? For a
husband to see his wife, who swore slie
loved him so fondly, flirt at his funeral
with voting Smith whom he kicked
out of his house? For a smart, business-like
spirit to see his late partner
miss chance after chance of making
us pile : s or a mining spirit to see
us icliows running a anit in tne
wrong way? Well, we shall know
iow it i ourselves some day. uwynee
Tliere was onoe an old elder who,
during a revival, prayed for several
consecutive nights for tbe conversion
of a party of young men, noted tor
tlielr wild ways, calling each youth by
name. Alter a time one ol them ex
perienced religion. This fact tlie elder
forgot the next night when making
his usual petitiou for the party, and
mentioned his name with the rest.
Noticing it, however, as soon as tbe
name had passed his lips: be opened
lus eyes, aud In an ordinary tone ot
voice said : "1 beg your pardon, John
Brown ; I forgot that you had been
converted," lie then shut his eyes and
went on with his prayer as if nothing
Justice to G. Washington. A pe
tition to Congress to prohibit the call
ing of any more children by the name
of George Washington Is in circulation
nut west, something iiKe tnis is uue
tn tlie memory of the great Virginian.
tie is entitled to oe called tne J? atner
of his Country, without begetting the
suspicion that he is father of his coun
trymen. Moreover, the modem Geo.
Washington lies aud steals outrageous
ly. He is already In jail in various
lKirts of tlie country. The leaven of
I hat little hatchet seems to work on all
who bear the name, and in the dearth
of dierry trees, tiieir mischief rises to
the level of every crime upon the cal
endar. The New York World thinks tliat
tlie Liberal Republicans liad better
throw up tlie sponge. In speaking of
the Connecticut election, it says
"Within twentv days after Jewell's
cieetiuu were wm uavo ueaseu to ue
any vigorous ojpposltson to Grant from
i . . i 1 1 , . i
the Liberal Kepubllcan journals or
leaders, and no earnest man will care
a straw what the Cincinnati Conven
tion does or forbears to do." The
AVorld's theory is that the "Liberals
should have turned out and assisted in
the election of the Democratic candi
date, which would have demonstrated
their power, and proven that they
An artless newspaper man who Late
ly bought a few sausages thus relates
his trou Die : i got them sausages Dome
without getting bit : and I cut them
apart and left them. In tlie morning
I visited them. Three of 'em had cud
dled up together and were sleeping
sweetly. Two of 'em had crawled to
my milk mil and were lapping the
milk, and one "black and white one
was on the back fence trying to catch
an English sparrow. I drowned the
It is a curious fact, says tbe New
York Herald, that the signers of'tlie
New York Liberal Republican mani
festo, with three or four exceptions.
are or tliat school of old line Demo
crats who bolted with Martin Van Bu-
ren and his promising son, our la
mented Prince John, and on the free
soil platform, against Gen. Cass, the
regular Democratic nominee of IcXS,
Bismarck, with bis usual shrewd
ness, seems thoroughly to understand
tlie motive of Schurz, Sumner A Co.
in the French Anns matter, and fails
to give them the least particle ot back
ing. Such of the German press as
speak at all, prononce the- movement
without any good ground, and started
dimply as a measure of hostility to
Tbe Washington Capital prrt-t
thus : "The coming month of May
U to witness the collection at Cincin
nati ofa body of gentlemen, on politi
cal and party thoughts intent, wnose
mission will be to do or not to do, to
deckle or not to decide upon some
thing." . ;
A modest music dealer was recently
nonplusaed by a lady as stout as tlie
Fat Boy, who inquired : " Have you
'Put me in my Little Bed ?' "
Naomi, the daughter of Enoch, was
530 years okl when she was married.
There's hope for some of you other la
mes, arrer an.
Annum in Advance
From Daily o ' Wednetftdy Apr. 21.
Portland hotels are crowded.
Eleven prisoners in the SfultoomahjalU
Travel on the O. C. B. E. gobdand increas
Dr. Hudson baa charge of tbe school at Jef
ferson. Winter wheat in Eastern Oregon pro ml sea
Woman suffrage meeting la Portland Toe
Circuit Court for Folk county began ft aes
ion Monday last
Polk County Republican Convention, the 1st
8attrrday In May.
A. J. Moses, a lawyer of Portland, has been
arrested on a charge of forgery.
Uaipqua Ensign appears as a half-sheet this
week. Paper didn't connect.
Mr. E. DeLashmott, of Polk, la seriously
111 at his residence on Salt Creek.
J. Qulna Thornton, of Salem, writes with a
machine. Mercury ought to hare one.
District School In Dallas opened Monday
wUhfX JMplls. Clara Watt principal..
Ttifl Oosi4e Telfllr brought to Portland sev
eral sacks of quarts from tbe Sitka lode.
.'' MA Bart, the absconding railroad contract
or, admitted b ball In the sum of 6,000.
Sat baa Corner, of Polk eounty, has bad an
attack of apoplexy. Recovery doubtful.
David fiuthrie, of Polk, kneeled on a beard
with a nail in a. Bad woaad; bat be Is re
covering. Cos.! oil lamp exploded at tbe residence of
Chas. Horn, Dalles, Wednesday evening.
Mr. Horn burned her bands severely In ex
tinguishing the Are.
From Daily of Thvrtday Apr. 25.
Roads are good and mails more regular.
Grading on tbe railroad soon to commence
south of Oakland. ,
Some of the Portland teamsters are cruel to
Gen. Bufus Saxton leaves Portland for New
Tlie new Masonic Temple Is now finished
from "basement to garret."
The reporter of the Herald lost $23 la trying
to ride a fufl grown Bengal tiger.
The mining prospects of Eastern Oregon
were never so encouraging as now.
' Uncultivated land, three miles from Port
land sold last week for $100 an acre.
The Columbia river is slowly rising. Look
out for iknokum chuck this summer.
Tbe present theatrical season will close at
Oro Flno Theater Saturday evening next
The Red Men of Portland will celebrate
Tammany day on tba 10th of May.
Levy Leland, the "Hermit of Oregon City,"
lectured In Portland Tuesday evening.
Portland baa iflOO children. 500 of this
number dW not attend school last year.
The bark Melantsthon brought up another
large locomotive for Holladay's railroad.
A new propeller, Jane West, to be used in
the salmon fisheries, just completed at Port
land. Fifty-third anniversary of the Introduction
of tlie Orderof Odd Fellows Into United 8tates
to lie celebrated in Portland on 96th.
From Daily of Friday Apr. 26.
Sitka quartz does not assay satisfactorily.
.Joseph Teal bowled at Corvallis last night.
The 0.d Fellows of Corvallas celebrate at
Owen Kellogg of Portland is the oldest man
Religious matters are becoming animated
T. Patterson, Esq., formerly of tbe Herald,
is now In New York.
A new Artillery Company has been organ
ized tn Portland.
Base ball has supplanted u shtimy" In the
affections of Corvallis.
.Joaquin Miller Is in Lower California on
Ids' way to Mexico.
Masquerade parties are becoming very fash
ionable in Portland.
Tbe Republicans of Multnomah nave organ -
lzed a Campaign Club.
The brig Orient brought V another locomo
tive for Holladay's railroad.
A Republican Club was organized at Arto-
rla lat Saturday evening.
Cnttlngsvllle poatoffiee, Clackamas county,
has been discontinued.
Corner stone of the new Trinity Church
laid at Portland yesterday.
A splendid coal lead has been discovered
near the railroad One tn Jacksoa county.
A psnaromic view of the Great Chicago Fire
Is on its way here from Sonthera Oregon.
Dr. Kevins, of Mobile, Alabama, assumes
the Pastorate of Trinity Pariah, Portland.
A. J. Moms, charged with forgery, was. In
default of ball, committed to the Portland
The Holy Bible has been added to the Fort-
land Library. Oregonlan calls It new and in-'
Lead mines have been discovered in Linn
county, near the foot of the cascades, me
ore contains 60 per cent, of lead.
Helena, Montana, la Infested with burglars.
Tbe Montana mining season opens auspi
Dally man wanted between mympta ana
Busluess In Montana is good and money
TIM mtntnff season has opened in aeoa earn
est In Boise Basin,
Olrmpta tapers are praising themselves np
In 8. F. papers.
Ths Indians at Lumml Reservation are ag
riculturally a success.
W. W. Theobalds has become editor of the
Paget Sound Courier.
Iliutann. Arkerson A Co.. Tacoma Mills. W.
eat 00,000 feet of lumber per day.
Hon. R. C McCormV-k Is tbe Btvorite in Ar
izona for Delegate to Congress.
Wnnderfdl discoverv of rold bearing anU-
mony on the line of the C FT R. R.
Terr little animosity tn Salt IAko City ne-
tweea" Mormons and Gentiles.
IT. 8. Marshal has. on habeas corpus, been
cited to show why he held Brlgnam.
One Donohoe was shot and mortally wound
ed in tbe Little Cottonwood mines.Tuesday.
Tkji trritftriM nf the TTnlted States exceed
tbe States in area by 100,000 square ml lea.
nradnwon the N. P. R. R- is finished to a
point 70 miles west of the Minnesota line.
8. J. Borland, of the Dalles, will start a
newspaper in Silver City, Idaho, soon.
A plank road Is to be bout between naiama,
W. T., and tbe Lewis rivar settlement.
C.C. Grandchamp was Instantly killed at
Forest City, Montana, by the caving of a bank.
Wages at Kalama are SI SO a day cola
Hope that all the Democratic candidates wont
go at once.
Philip Delhi, of Helena, Montana, w-
drowned on the 4th tn crossing tho Missouri
Tbe Territorial delegates elected by the
Olvmpta Republican County Convention, are
Instructed for Garflekle.
Tbe Seerotarv of the Interior recommends
the appropriation of S7J.000 for the further
geological survey of tbe Territories.
A man in Silver City, t T., makes a "stand
off" by dealing faro in the forenoon and at
tending Sunday school in tbe evening.
nomi-v IT. R Atinrner Htarh wants the re
were charged wun uie gravest i
Judge Lewis, the new appointee, has put In
an aopmrsnceat Walla Walk, filed the oalh
of office and appointed W. H. Andrews clerk
of the District Court.
Tbe Crow Indians In GallaUn county, Mon
tana, are reported to be m bosUHty. The
soldiers stationed at Fort Kills having bran
paid, several of tbem left the profession of
war. and tbe oitisens are organizing a borne
Jay Cooke, financier of the Northern Pacific
Ral h-oad, writes thus to the Snrveyor General
of Montana: I fully agree with you as to lb
Importance of getting everrt Wngready for tha
rapid rmwress of our railroad. We -hall be at
the Missouri with the locomotive en the year
Is out. and will probably make crmaderabJe
progress toward the Yellowstone." -
Six of the foreign diplomats at
W'ashington are married to American
wives. They believe with Gen. Sickles,
In foreign exchanges.
The new Council of Cincinnati la
Democratic, but there are 15 Republi
can to 0 Democratic Aldermen.
Mexican outrages on tbe Rio Grande
have become so frequent that Congress
will interfere.. ;.'
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THE BVXLDnra OF Ttzx nxr
They'll com back to tin apple tret
Robin and all the rest
When the orchard brand are SUr to a
In the snow of tbe blossom drmed,
Ami tba prettiest thing la tae werid wttt M
The building at the nest. .
Weaving a wen so reaad and trtM.
Hollowing It with dare :
Nothing too tar away for W9rA
Nothing for ber too fair ,
Banging ft safe on the toonoat Hxath
Tnutr castle la the a.
Ah. mother bird, yqull have wsary davs
When the eggs are ander your Umai,
And vouf mate will fear for wilful way
When the wee ones leave to feast I
But they'll Snd their wings In agiadamasa.
And God will see to the rmt.
So oome to the trees with all your trail
When the apple blomams bkrw
Through the April ammmar of sna and rata
Go tf ving U and ft
Ami aiiig to our hearts as we watch again
Your fairy bulktlng grow.
. HEBE AUD THESE,
"Spit-curls" are the fashion again.
Brooklyn, N. Y., has the spotted
George Land is hopelessly in at her
The Suez Canal receipts are Increas
The debt of Washington Territory is
Nevada has valuable and extensive
D. R. Locke (Nasby) win visit Cali
fornia In July.
Angora goats are a success in Neva
da county, Cal.
Santa Barbara, Cal., Is to have a
Amadeus of Saln is said to be a
Boston smuggles more silks than
any other city.
Great activity is announced in the
Russian ship 3-ards.
II. G. gets .$15,000 a year as editor
of the Tribune.
Grant will liave a new cottage at
Long Branch this summer.
R. T. Lincoln is a' lawyer in Chi
cago wltb a good practice.
The private fortune of Queen Vic
toria is $200,000,000.
.Vigorous efforts are being made to
admit New Mexico as a State.
The name of Alexandria, 111., has
been clianged to Alexis. Toads !
Hiyu religious revival among tbe
Nei Perce Indians.
Peoria, ni., was laid out In 1823 by
a son of Alex. Hamilton.
Sumner has been a member of the
Senate for over twenty years.
The strike of tlie' London composi
tors has proved unsuccessful.
The storm of the 15th was very se
vere througlwut Michigan.
Queen Victoria will soon abdicate in
favor of the Prince.
Lieut. Fred Grant is enjoyiug his
tour in Europe immensely.
Gen. Kilpatrick will deliver twelve
lectures In California for $3,00D.
Orplieus C. Kerr lias gone into tlie
commission business at N ewark.
Two thousand farms were taken up
in Washington Territory last year.
Missouri will put 500.000 tons of
iron ore into tbe market this year.
Getting shot with air guns Is a com
mon occurrence in New York .
Philadelphia wants to be the capital
of Pennsylvania; salary unknown.
Mr. Walter, proprietor of the Lon
don Times, lias a son in Colorado.
Banking and Insurance companlei
in England begin to employ lady
A young Lieutenant at Salt Lake
City has married the "Queen of the
Brigham Younz was re-elected Pres
ident and Trustee of tbe Mormon
An Illinois farmer has just finished
husking. He bad only 450,000 bushels
Miss M. B. Merrlam is the public li
brarian yf Cleaveland, at $1,500 a year.
Senator Sumner drinks claret for din
ner. He saves his teetb try this diet.
Kansas women have voted for a
number of years on all questions con-
nectea wun tne scnoois.
Tbe Senate has confirmed J. T.
Boyer as Receiver of public moneys at
waua waua, w.t.
Memphis has one clergyman and
thirteen gamblers to every thousand of
Tbe Governor ot Dakota Territory
proclaims against gold hunting on the
Black Hills Indian Reservation.
The yield of gold, silver, wine and
wheat Larger this year in California
than ever before.
John Brougham wrote over a hun
dred plays, not one of which has failed
.V ... T " 1- U
Oil UR2 .CUgUBU BUlg.
M. Thiers was a printer's devil in
1 1825, and now he is at the head of the
Harner's "Loncfellow" win run
against tbe English horse Sterling at
Long Branch this season.
The colored people of NeWi York
celebrated the passage of the Fifteenth
Amendment in superb style, April 3.
Tbe Utica Herald says, vigorously
'Mr. Greeley now contemplates meet
ing the rebel commissioners at Cincin
nati instead ol Niagara."
The yearly interest on the National
debt when General Grant came in, was
$126,383,550. The yearly interest now
is $105,901,658, or $10,484,553 saved
The Calvert (Texas) Tribune hoists
the names ol General Grant and A. A.
Sargent, of California, for President
and Vice President, eubject to the
nomination of the Republican Nation
Tbe tenor of the New York World's
recent article Is tliat tbe so-called Lib
eral Republicans must go over to tbe
Democracy, No hope is held out that
Uie Democrats will leave their okl po
sition. One of the
Boston papers Informs
Mr. Greeley and his I
i friends tliat they
"might just as well follow DoohtUo
aud others, and go formally over to
tlie Democracy,-, for they are on a slid
ing platform that will bind tliern there
sooner or later."
General Butler has recently written
to a friend in Masaachuaetta that he la
committed to no eoure of political ac
tion save tin) success of the Republican
party of tlie nation, and that to secure
that be would leave politics If that
seemed best. :.'
Tlie Richmond Dlsiatch say thst
Mr. Lincoln's death Inflicted rreaUT
Injury upon tba Southern butof than
upon the Northern, and It thinks tlmt
there is now a general and stirrers re
spect iu that part of tbe country for
Those people who are capable of
thinking in politics, and don't regard
It a "demnltion bore," are invited by
an independent journal at the East to
study the landslide of Irish votes from
the Democracy to the Republletna lu
Hartford and New Haveu. Tlie re Is
food tor thought in it. It means a
Democratic funeral without a wake."
aud that Republican candldatea better
begin to study tlie "nwwt Irb-U