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About Lafayette courier. (Lafayette, Or.) 1866-1??? | View Entire Issue (June 6, 1873)
Published every Friday bi'
A Model Inve«tijfati«M.
The contracts for Indian sup
plier were awarded by E. P.-
Smith, Commissioner o£ Indian
TERM8 OF SUBSCRIPTION
Affairs Mr. Smith was former
'Ono Copy, Ono Year/
ly an Indian agent in Minnesota,
Ono Copy, Bfx Monthto,
and has been promoted
Ono Copy, Throe Months,
awards were heartily concurred in
by B. R. Cowan, Assistant Secre
RATES OF ADVERTISING
tary of the Interior, and a commit-
1YR. mi ttee of the Board of Indian
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75 fI 25 1 I 75 600 1 »00 15CO Commissioners, whose knowledge
flaches. 175 1 2 50 1 3 00 800 ¡12 18 00 of Indians and Indian contractors
41 ne bes, 250 3 50 1 A 50 »00 18 ' 22 00 has apparently been chiefly ^de
Alaches, 300 400 Joo 11
22 i 32 00 rived from a careful study of the
450 5 50 600 18
3*00 history of Williaifl Penn and other
500 Too »00 20
00 records of ancient times.
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In the proposals therere was a
reserving to the Govern
Business notices in the Local Colamas, 25
cents per line, each insertion.
ment the right to reject any and
For legal and transient advertisements |2.-
Taking advantage of
50 per square of 12 lines, for the first inser all bids.
tion, and 11.00 per square for each subsequent this clause, Smith and Cowan,’who
Z>?ol Advertisements to he Paid for up really controlled matters, threw
on making Proof by the Publisher.
out many of the lowest bids and
Personal Adv«. 50 Cis. a Line, -fca awarded the contracts upon those
Subcriptions Sent East, $2 00 a Year.
that were higher. When the bids
were opened Smith was stopping
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel with
an old acquaintance from St. Paul
named Wilder, who by a strange
coincidence received the transpor
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tation contract, although he was
the lowest bidder, and also
got a large share of the supply
contracts at a good figure. Gen.
Dodge of Council Bluffs who
could not be found when wanted
to testify about the Credit Mobi-
lier, but who always appears in
WILL PRACTICE IN
person or by proxy when Indian
contraots are to be let, was equally
fortunate, although others bid . un
Upon these facts several of the
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bidders went . to
Washington and made complaints
of unfair treatment to Secretary
Although the Indian
Commissioners had in reality very
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little to do vpth letting the con
P. C. SULLIVAN,
tracts, theirchairman, Mr. Geo. H.
StuarLnow wrote an earnest let
A_ttorney: at Law, ter to Secretary t>elano demand
iiii1 ■ ing a rigid investigation. He
WILL PRACTICE IN THE COURTS
of Yamhill, Polk and other counties
the contracts were let
Otfics in the Court Honwe-
n the country and afford-
b opportunity forAfeompe-
The lowest bids/lwere in
itancps rejected because it
eved to be to the interest
jvdrnment to accept some
Cheaper Than Ever. 4 fortl.
W. SAWYER DESIRES TO INFORM
• the people of Lafayette and vicinity
that he has located at McMinnviile, with
new instruments, and is prepared to take
the finest picture in all kinds of weather.
Particular attention paid to
TAKIHG£CH1 LD H EMS^PICTURES.
N. B.—Children should be brought between
the hours of 10 and 2.
E- W. SAWYER,
L H, OLDS - PROPRIETOR
o ■N AND AFTER
, 16, THERE
will be a regular stage running be-
tween Lafayette and Portland, making
weekly trips, leaving Lafayette every Fri
day morning at 8 o’clock, returning Satur
day . FARE, EACH WAY, SI 50,
A NEW HACK
Will be placed upon thia line in i
EXPRESS and other business attended to
J. K. Habbard - - - - Principal.
The charge i
E. P. Smith had not awar
contracts to the lowest i
ble bidders, and that he skulked
behind a technicality to award
them to members of the Indian
Ring, while pretending to rule
out just such men. .“
’s store at
who keeps Gei
Council i Bluff ’s, received more
money on the t famous Teton Sioux
contracts of li ast year than any
other one man i, Mr. Wilder, of
St. Paul, is a veteran contractor,
and the Caldwell crowd who di
vide up the contracts for the agen
cies in Kansas, Arkansas, and the
Indian Territory need no eulogi-
Secretary Delano, who is him
self the head of the Indian Ring,
now relieved himself of all respon
sibility by ordering a thorough in
vestigation, and appointed E. P.
Smith to make it. Smith having
investigated the conduct of Smith,
found it pure and altogether vir
He reported to Assistant
Secretary Cowan that in his judg
ment no new facts lhad been de
veloped which should cause any
change to be made in the awards.
anything be more beautiful?
The Indian Commissioners are
excellent meh; but they do
run the machine.---^f. Y. Su
bodings of an
Fish Undoing the Work of Daniel
Webster and William L. Marcy.
r lr I P I I '
T he G arden . —In the cultiva
[From the San Franeisco Chronicle, May 24
The latest of the internal re
The news from the grain field forms begun by the Emperor of
Ajnong the most admirable and
the interior, a3 gleaned froi Russia is a broad and sweeping
bratedi letter jin ritten iW 'paniel our exchanges of the last few day measure for the improvement of
Webster in December, 1850< to presents a more favorable aspec condition of factory hands. Sta
the Chevalier Hulsemann, the and-'gives an assurance of a large tistics have shown that there are
Austrian Charj ;c d’Affairs, main yield than was anticipated tw now ninety thousand manufacto
taining the right of‘the United weeks ago.
ries in the Empire, employing
Yuba county—A,few total fail about a million persons, exclusive
States to cnauiiteinto the condition
ures are reported, but they are the of those who are furnished with
of Hungarjr witjh
?_rJ recognition f .the then exist exceptions, and may be set down work at their homes by these es’
j revolution^! r J Government as few and far between Gener- tablishments. So
<r badly construct-
I and the still móni important letter ally the fields indicate t least ed are the factories that the work?
half a crop, and owing to the large men iu them have to endure all the
written in Sef
increase of acreage seeded, the maladies engendered by the viola
William L. Mi
aggregate yield will exceed that tion of the laws of health? Ven
ef many previous years. In some tilation is of tpe worst possible
localities the farmers will gather character
Cleanliness is some-
half a crop, while in others they thing scarcely ever thought ¿of.
dared their in
will do much better; but in no sec Light is bad. The homes of these
citizens of this (
tion will they equal the product of toilers are in some respects eveff
Worse than the factories, especially
Sutter county—This county where the slim, overcrowded ac
joins Yuba county, and is very commodations have to serve the
similar in its agricultural portion. double purpose of a workshop and
The reports from this coijnty are a residence. Death has conse
similar tn those from Yuba.
quently reaped a heavy harvest.
Lake county.—The bottom Not half tlie children now attain
lands promise well and a fair yield the age of five years; from sixty to
whom citizenship is still merelj is assured. The higher apd dryer seventy-five pet cent, of the labor
inchoate, i. Bo h letters were dis fields will not do so well, though ing population suffer from the
pleasing to the Austrian Govern there are none that will not pay chronic diseases contracted by|the
ment; and theisepOnd one, that of for harvesting.
fatal neglect of sanitary precau
Kern county.—About Bakers tions. The average duration of
Mr. Marcy, was attended by the
actual humiliation 6f that Govern field much irrigation is done, and life among these people docs not
ment in'the surrender to the United in that part of the county the grain exceed tiventy years.
States of a dative of Hungary, looks very well. In thojie sections L The Russian Government has
claimed and held for a time Ans an of the country where there has »undertaken to deal with this state
Austrian-subject liable to the pen been no irrigation done the crop of affairs directly and indirectly,
will be light.
alty of high treason.
and from the peculiar nature of the
Sac Joaquin county.—A gent control which it can exercise, ah
The Administration of General
Grant, Which |ias overset so many leman just down from Stockton improvement will be made imme
of the w»hol lesome precedents and says the cool weather for the last diately. It is intended to regulate
doctrin- s ol. >£ the. Government, has two weeks has brightened the the hours of labor with reference
now secured C destruction of the farmers’ prospects, and the indica to the age aud sex of the employe;
rule established in the case of tions are that San Joaquin bounty to impose penalties upon both the
Koszia, and hjas given Austria the will equal her last year’s crop. The pareuts and employers who permit
al J. r*.:' J? llU-£2'uixi_
fer diplomatic retalia blighted strip on the west side of children to work when not of a
si has long desired. the river, parts of which are in proper age; to enforce the payment
tion which site
Perfecto de Rojas, a native of • Contra Costa, San Joaquin Stan of a certain compensation by em
Cuba.partially naturalized as a eit- islaus counties, is not so bad as ployers to persons disabled or
zen of this country, in which he is heretofore represented, and it is rendered infirm in their service; to
a i resident, hafl property belonging believed a large area will harvest compel proper sanitary arrange
~ " i 'embargoed by the grain equal to the seeding. '
to him in Gu
ments in the construction and
Spanish Gov ninent. His appli
Solauo county.—The report maintenance of factories; to insti
catioq for rc( es» was referred to does not differ from that of a week tute careful superintendence of
the Spanish gnd American i Com- ago, except that in > Berryessa val schools and other institutions for
ley, which is up in the mountains, working classes; and lastly, to ap
Judge/Otto< : |o Rowing the line of the’farmers are certain of an-aver point Government inspectors em
argument addp >ted by Mr. Marcy age crop, while the fallow land powered to sec all 'of these meas
and the decisions of our Supreme will yield I a bountiful b
------ *■ ures carried out fully aud in ac
Court, held that Mr. de Rojas was Down on the plains there is no cordance with their spirit.
entitled tp damages for this act of perceptible improvement and the
Such is a brief outline of the
the Spanish (& ever nrti ent; Mr. Pot- failure is general.
sanitary reform intended to ele
estad held differently; and Mr.
vate the working classes of Russia.
Fish having 1 aade the selection of portion of Livermore valley th< It,is noteworthy, as showing how
the Austrian Minister as Wmpire failure is complete, but in the vi modern ideas are beginning to fer
between theip .t, the question was cinity of Pleasanton, and in fact ment in what was lately a vast
now referred to him, and his de- all the way from Laddvsillc to region supposed to be dead or in
cision is thatjMr. de Rojas has no Dublin, the prospect is improved sensible to outside advancement.
rights in thejease Thus a princi and on the whole encouraging. It is perhaps well for the stability
ple of the highest
' consequence, es The estimate by good judges is of Russia that the Government has
tablished by pour roost eminent two-thirds of a crop in the county. initiated the movement. Symp
statesman, arid long maintained by
The southern counties send up toms are occasionally developed
Belo^ which show that even in Russia
us as lying a| the very foundation discouraging reports.
of our diplomacy and forming an Monterey county the drouth anfi human nature will bear only a
indispensable element of interna grasshoppers have destroyed the certain degree of pressure before
tional law, it set aside by this Aus hopes of the formers’ and a, sma 1 it will react. The Czar Alexander
trian umpire’ whom Mr. Fish and cron of hav is all that will be reail- may not Be as ambitious as his fa
General Grant have empowered ized where an abundant harvest
ther, but he is wiser in his genera
to do this* thjng !
wheat was expected.
tion.—JU. F. Witness.
Such i8 onje consequence of put
ting such niejo at thd head of the
The late Chief Justice Chase is
Auburn fisherman < had a
Government-who are unfit and in-
more honored in death than
days since rather worse
competent to exercise the authori
the average fisherman’s luck, in life. Few if any of the public
ty committed to their hands, and
ras angling through a hole in men who owe the great measure?
who canhot ■ even appreciate the
of their fame to the part they bore
mischief they do until it is to late
in the rebellion, and who have
to apply a remedy.—N.
died since, were so generously
treated by the men and journals of
Ml parties.— ^Philadelphia Press. 1
m I ww *
rope ror noiuing.
The Rhode/Island mill opera if Adam was not supposed to stand i
tives have got $42,000,000 laid up that dignified relation, the lad a4mi1
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mUà- «.zvnU nnï ted thaWperhaps he did, if you wer
going to take foreigners into account,
tion of garden crops, the hoe and
rake should be kept constantly at
work. Weeds should be taken in
hand before they are barely out of
the seed-leaf, and one-half the
usual labor of vegetable garden
ing will be>avoidcd. Hoeing or
earthing up of most garden crops
is of immense advantage in nearly
Watch all young fruit trees
against bearing too abundant
while young, and the first season,
after planting. There can be no
objection to the ripening of one or
two fruits on a tree Jhe first sea
son of setting out, in order to test
the kind, or to administer to curi
osity, if the tree be otherwise
growing freely. If little growth
is making, no fruit at all should
be permitted. It is a better prac
tice to disbud or take out soon af
ter shooting all shots that are
needless to the perfect shape of
the tree, than to wait to fall or
winter. The pruning knife need
then only be used to shorten a
branch into where several branches
are desired to push, or to induce a
more vigorous growth from the
pruned parts. In the gooseberry,
rasberry and strawberry also, no
more shoots should be suffered to~
grow than will be required to bear
the '• next season
B looded A nimals and D isease .
—The late epidemic among horses
is, in one point, not without inter
est to the poultry fancier and
breeder for profit. Much is being
said upon the constitutional con
dition of highly bred fowls, and
it is often asked whether their abil
ity to resist disease is as great as
that of the common kinds.
in the recent epidem is that the
blooded stock endured the disease
the best, while among the ordinary .
sort of animal the percentage of
deaths was much higher. The
points to which, blooded horses are
bred, resemble? those bred to in
fowls, in many particular^; and
to endurance, may- also bej| irted
of the other. This may be
pa ted for several reasons. The
finer the development of the species,
the greater in general the nerve
force; and the power of the indi
vidual to resist depressing or de
upon this, Thp attacks of the dis-
ease are not s4*fcuch
to be feared
in those individ|als who > are pos-
scssed of that vigorous tone, which
in the physical frame corresponds
to “pluck” in the mental.— Poultry
Y oung M an , *) epend on Yopa
O wn E fforts .—Fight your own bat
tles. Hoe your own row. Ask no fa
vors of any one, and you will succeed a
thousand times better than those who
arc always beseeching some one’s pat-,
ronage. No one will eve£ help you as
you can help yourself, because no one
will be so heartily interested in your
affairs. The first step will not be such
a long one, perhaps, carving your own
way up the mountain, you make each
one lead to another, and stand firm in
that while you chop out still another.
Men who have made their fortunes
are not those who had five thousand
dollars given them to start wi^h, but
started with a well earned dollar or
two. Men^vho have by their own
exertions acquired fame have not been
thrust into popularity by puffs,
begged or paid for, or given in friend
ly spirit. They have outstretched
their hands and touched the publio
heart. Men who win love do their
own wooing, and I never knew a man
to fail so signally as one who had in
duced his affectionate grand-main to
speak a good word for nim. Whether
you work for fame, for love, for mon
ey, or for anything else, work with
your hands heart, and brain. Bay
“I will!” and some day you will oon-
quer. Never let any man have it to
say, “I have dragged you up.’ , Too
many friends hurt a man more than
none at all.—C tw * Greenwood.
A 'Frisco man runs a partner
ship -business alone, being both
pound-master and sausage dealer.
He killed 221 dogs in April, and
the ¡>eople wonder why they get
their best links so late in the