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9ll)e fottfet) (Enterprise.
y.Qttgon Cityy Oregon ,
rV-- IS. M. McKENNEY, Editor.
John Mters, Fixaxcial Agent.
DEMOCiUIC STATE TICKET.
, For Congress,
JrAMES'H. SLATER, of Union.
iv v For Governor,
I. F. GROVER, of Marion. .
For Secretary of State,
S. F. CIIADWICK, of Douglas.
For State Treasurer,
L. FLIESCIINER, of Multnomah.
- . G
o -For State Printer,
o V.... ...
T. PATTERSON, of Multnomah.
Prosecuting "Attorney, 4th District,
r iffiV'BVBEE.of Mnltnomah.
; First JiftUcial District.
Prosecuting Attorney II. K. Hanna,
Second For Judge A. J. Thayer, of
Benton. - -: ?
Prosecuting Attorney C. W. Fitch, of
o , ,
Third For Judge B. F. Bonham, of
Prosecuting. Attorney X. L. Butler, of
Fifth For Judge L. L. McArtLur, of
Baker. . , . ,
q Prosecutipg Attorney- WVlL.Lasswell,
STRAIGHT. A. CARMICIIAEL, C.
.-- F. BEAT1E.
Fjor County -Judge,
". JOHN MYERS.
"-'For County Clerk,
T, J. McCARVER."
For 'jClpuniy, .Commissioner;,
K. N. WORSIIAM, JOHN MARTIN.
.'"- For'. .Assessor ;
S. & GILLILAND.
' For1 Coroner,
fill. II. W. ROSS.
.For School Superintendent,
ROBERT F.. CAUFIELD. ,
The Oregon Central Jiailroatl. .-'
At the present time Ben. Holladay is
employing a large force, exclusively white
c. men, on this road And we are credibly
formed that every man who applies for
work, is asked if he will vote the Repub
lican ticket. If he answers yesj he is
taken if lie answers no, the Company
has no use for'hhrf. and he is sent on his
way, but not rejoicing This barefaced
colonization of Republican voters in or
der to defeat the ligitimate will of the
people of this county, is too intolerable
to he boroe by a people of any spirit.
Last summer, Chinamen were employed,
and white laborers had to seek other em
ployment. As soon as the June election
is over, these white men will be discharged
and Chinamen will-again be put upon the
road. When any set of men, or party in
power, openly boast of frauds perpetrated
for the purpose of keeping that party in
power, it is high time that the honest por
tion of the community, without regard to
party, use the ballot in such, a manner
that it will deprive the. corrupt scoundrels
vt the power they now possess. Let this
be done, and all may be well yet.
Tlie Xegro Judge.
We have before us Harper's Weekly.
containing a portrait and biographical
Fketch of J. J. Wright, ai negro, elected a
Judge of the Supreme Court of the State
of fjouth Carolina. Of all the outrages
ptacticed upon the southern people by
the Radical party, this setting up of a
negro as a Judge of the Supreme Court
of South Carolina, is the most humiliating
Qind degrading ; and we have no hesitancy
in saying that a party that would be guil
ty of such an outrage, is not ojily utterly
devoid of principle and honor, but it is
also working hard to secure the speedy
overtbftw of a free form of government.
Thia negro was 6et placed on the Supreme
bench because of his competency ; on
the contrary, he was placed there to fur
ther insult and abusea conquered and
down-trodden people, and in order to se
cure the negro vote to the Republican
party. An intelligent . administration of
the laws, and justice, arefreely sacrificed
for the purpose of securing the success of
the Republican party. Can any honest
man endorse such seoundrelkm? "
CoxxEcnccr has iedeeraeuhers(?lf and
entered her protest against mongrel rule.
AHlioner to her patriots .
The lUpuliation Plank in the Platform.
The Republican papers are very violent
in their attack on tue 8th article of the
Democratic platform ; call it the repudia
tion plank, and pour out vollies of abuse
upon the Democratic party for declaring
in favor of an equitable adjustment of the
national debt. This furious war upon the
Democratic party for declaring in favor of
an equitable adjustment of the debt, is
just what might be expected trom me
party in power. The leaders of the Re
publican party have been so long accus
tomed to disregard law and justice, and to
conduct the affairs of this Government for
the purpose of securing the political suc
cess of that party, and making princely
fortunes for themselves, at the expensa of
the honest and producing classes, that we
are not surprised that these leaders and
their satellites, should become very in
dignant at the mere suggestion that law,
equity and justice should be the rule in
future. Such' a course would cut them off
from their sumptuous and princely livings
at the cost of the tax-paying portion of
the Government. But. in making the
charge against the Democratic party that
its theory of an equitable adjustment of
the national debt, is., repudiation, the Re
publican party falsely assumes and urges
that all the patriotism cf the country is
contained in that party ; that it saved the
Union, and that the enormous debt now
hanging over and crushing this country,
was necessarily contracted by it ia thus
saving the Uui-in. But if this were so,
would there be anything wrong in having
an equitable adjustment of the debt, and
a payment of what might be found justly
due to the creditors of the Government?
If such a course would be wrong, we can
not understand what justice is.
But in order to understand this ' plank"
in the Democratic platform, and the abu
sive charge of repudiation which the Re
publican politicians make against it, it
will bs necessary to understand the mean
ing of the terms ' repudiation 7 and 4 equit
able adjustment,' and now we propose to
give our understanding of these terms :
Repudiation is where an individual. State
or country, is able to pay a just debt, but
refuses to do so. This is repudiation and
ii odious in the sight of honest persons.
But where an individual presents a fraud
ulent, and consequently void, claim
against a government, and such govern
ment refuses to pay the demand until its
legality and justice shall be established.
such refusal is not repudiation, but is
simply asserting a right which it is in jus
tice bound to assert for the protection of
the tax-payers, from whom such govern
ment receives its revenue. That some of
the demands . of the bondholders and
moneyed sharks against this Government
are fraudulent and void, is easily demon
strated. In fact, the commotion occa
sioned in the Republican camp by the
suggestion that the n ational debt should
be equitably adjusted, U almost sufficient
of itself to show that portions of the
claims against the United States will not
stand an equitable test. It is not equity
and justice, but money, these bondholders
want. And these fame bondholders and
and moneyed aristocrats being the . con
trolling element in the Republican party,
that party says give them the money, right
or wrong, and be lcyal. Out upon all
loyalty based upon rascality, and the op
pression of the poor for the benefit of the
But now in regard to the equitable ad
justment of the national debt proposed by
the Democratic party. This equitable ad
justment means just this : It means to in
vestigate and ascertain just how much is
due the bondholder for his principal and
interest, and then pay that amount, and
no more. But if for instance, a bondhold
er has paid four hundred dollars in coin
for one thousand dollars in greenbacks,
and with these greenbacks has purchased
a thousand dollar bond, and now claims
under the sanction of the Republican
party, that the thousand dollars and the
interest thereon should be paid in coin,
pay him back his four hundred dollars in
coin, together with lawful interest there
on, but no more. This would be an equit
able adjustment of that debt and justice
would be done to the bondholder by pay
ing all that was justly due him. But, on
the other hand, take the Republican view
of the subject, and pay this speculator his
fcix hundred dollars profit wbich he ex
pected to make out of his four hundred
dollar investment, would not be doing
justice to the tax payers, who furnish the
money with which these bonds are paid.
The course proposed by ihe Republican
party, is an unjust discriminate n in favor
of the rich and against the poorer and
producing classes. In making this equit
able adjustment, it will -be well to also
remember that these speculators have not
been taxed on their bonds, but were made
exempt from taxation by the law of Con
gress authorizing the issue and sale of
these bonds. We say sale, for the reason
that they are not given for money loaned
the United States, but the bonds were is
sued and sold for lawful money of the
United States for greenbacks.
These speculators are loud in their as
sertions of loyalty to the Government,
but we cannot see that it is very loyal or
patriotic to thus take advantage "of the
Government at the time of its greatest
peril and financial distress. It is to be
expected that these bondholders are to be
found in the Republican ranks, and very
loyal to that party and to themselves :
but is it not very strange that any sensi
ble laboring man shculd be found co-operating
with the party that thus oppresses
him by heavy and unequal taxation, while
the bondholder is exempt, in order that ;
this already wealthy Government favorite
may be made more wealthy, while the
laborer is growing poorer every day?
Self respect, self-preservation, and liberty
itself, demand of such men that they per-"
sue a difierent cource.
Williams ami Holladay.
In our boyhood days we received the
impression that those upon whom Sena
torial honors were conferred, were men
sought out and selected by the people, on
account of their superior talents and in
tegrity. But times have sadly changed
since then have so changed within the
last decade that it has done away with
this early illusion, if ills'On it were. But
the political" history of this country will
show that this was not an illusion, but a
Previous to 1SG0, we did not find men
laying plans and working intrigues and
low trickery, in order to secure a seat in
the United States Senate. Then, it would
have been considered disreputable to have
done so. and such acts would have des
troyed any influence which the aspirant
might have had previous to such maneuv
ering. Those were the prosperous and
happy days of this Republic. But now
intrigue and trickery appear to be regard
ed, by the party in power, as the sure in
dications, of shrewdness and superior
This state of things has grown out of
the late civil wc.r, and the arbitrary mili
tary rule which followed it, by means of
inferior men being boisterous in their ex
pressions of loyalty to the party "which
was ruling this unhappy country with the
sword and bayonet, and thereby, securing
to themselves offices and positions of hon
or, profit and great public responsibility.
As nvght be expected, these very loyal
men went after the profits, and let the
honors and responsibilities take care of
themselves, thus initiating that venality
and criminal disregard of duty which
characterizes the officers of the present
time, and which is overshadowing this
country with its deudly and destroying
influence, and furniching an apt illustra
tion of the old adage, that ' in times of
public commotion and turmoil, the scum
always come.s to the surface."
Senator Williams secured his Senatorial
seat by means of his loud mouthed, ram
pant expressions of loyalty to the party
in power, and has shown, and is yet show
ing, that he is altogether unfit for the po
sition he occupies as a representative of
the people. It is unnecessary to revert
further to his past history, and we will rest
content with calling attention to his pres
ent neglect of duty and electioneering
schemes for the purpose of securing his
own re-election to the United States Sen
ate. While here last fall, he stumped the
State and expressed an unbounded inter
est in the development and future pros
perity of Oregon. At the present time
his Portland, Astoria and McMinnville
railroad scheme, with munificent dona
tions of the peoples' land, is kept promin
ently before the public, for the purpose
of securing the west side influence for
him in the coming Senatpriil election ;
but this road will be abandoned by the
illustrious Senator as soon as the Senato
rial contest is over. To him it is nothing
outside of the political capital he can
make out of i',.
On the East-side Railroad he is mani
festing still greater depravity, by having
his unprincipled and corrupt tool, Ben.
Holladay. colonize Republican voters on
this road, fcr the purpose of carrying the
counties of Clackamas and Multnomah
for the Republican party in the coming
election. Where the money is obtained
for this scheme, we do not positively
know, but do believe that it is taken out
of the United Srates Treasury under an
appropriatior for "contingent expenses."
That this colonization has been effected, is
not denied by the Republicans, and can
not be refuted. But, on the contrary, this
colonization business is not a concealed
affair, but Republicans openly boast that
they will carry this county by means of
the railroad vote, and tauntingly ask
Democrats how they are going to help
themselves? That these employes on the
railroad are not bona fide residents of the
county as required by law, and are not
entitled to vote here, is quite clear." But
that the votes of these men will be taken
and counted, if for the Republican party,
by the Republican judges of election that
will be appointed, is equally certain. Is
this right to thwart the will of the people
of this county by a hired band of illegal
voters? Who is this Ben. Holladay. that
he should thus buy and sell the people of
thi3 county, and by . importing illegal
voters with United States funds, carry the
county for Williams and the Republican
party, over the wish of the legitimate vot
ers of the county? He is not an Oregon
ian. but a Californian. who. the Piatt
County Reveille says, took his first start by
selling ' liquid lightning" (whisky) in a
country grocery in Missouri. Can the
people of this county have any spirit and
permit George II. Williams and Ben. Hol
laday to thus trample upon their rights,
and crush them out? Are the people of
this county sycophants and cowards, that
they will tamely submit to such high
handed outrages? No! a thousand times
no! Resent the outrage novr. and resent
it effectually, or forever hereafter submit
to a degrading servitude a servitude, too.
to as corrupt a set of scoundrels as ever
went unhung.. Resent the outrage by
legal means, unless you are cut off from
all chances of legal redress in order that
that the Republican party may succeed in i
the coming election, and if you are, resent
it by all the means in your power. A peo
ple cannot submit to such tyrannical out
rages by the party in power and remain
free. Be free at all hazards, should "be
Gtant's Gieat Speech.
In another column we give the last
great speech of President Grant. It is
characteristic of the man, and, also, of
the statesmanship of the party of which
he is the bead. For pathos and genuine
eloquence, we do not think it conld be ex
celled by General Grant himself. We
earnestly commend it to our readers, with
the suggestion that they Lunt for the point
to it, and when found, give it applause.
Voting the Negroes In Oregon.
The Oregonian and "other 'Republican
papers throughout the United States, are
jubilant over the adoption of the 15th
amendment, and are counting the increased
Republican vote in. Pennsylvania, Mary
land, Deleware and Kentucky on recount
of the negro vote in those States. But
the Oregonian does not once mention the
addition of the negro vote to the Repub
lican party in Oregon. Yet, if the 15th
amendment makes the negroes voters in
Pennsylvania; Maryland, Deleware and
Kentucky, it also enfranchises them in
Oregon, and there will be no hesitancy on
the part of the Republican party to at
tempt to vote them here. That the negroes
of the northern States are not legal voters,
notwithstanding the 15th amendment, is
very clear. But what does the party
which colonizes for the purpose of illegal
ly carrying elections in its favor, care for
law and right? Power is what the lead
ers of that party are seeking, and, in or
der to secure an extension of power, they
would sacrifice every principle of honor
and right, and the negroes of Oregon will
be voted in the coining election, if the
white portion of the cbmmunifytwill per
mit such a prostitution of the elective
franchise. This machine voting of the
negroes is wrong, and If tamely submitted
to, will be followed by the same party
enfranchising and voting the Chinese at
the next election. It will be remembered
that within the . past three years the Re
publican press bitterly denounced the
Democracy as falsifiers for charging upon
the Republican party the design of en
franchising the negroes throughout the
United States. Now the press of that
party is jubilant at the fraud plant adop
tion of the 15th amendment, a'nd accord
ing to their construction oftit, the en
franchisement of the negro, and say. that
any person of ordinary sense ought to
have known that this would have been so.
and the Declaraiioh of Independence made
to mean something.
Now the Republican party bitterly de
nounce the Democracy for charging the
Radicals with the intention of voting the
Chinese; but two years hence, they will
sneeringly tell us that a person of ordin
ary sense ought to have known this
should have known that the party in pow
er would fully verify the Declaration of
Indendence, and deny that they were ever
opposed to the enfranchisement of the
Chinese. The leaders of that party do not
hesitate at falsehoods and frauds, the most
gross, for the purpose of carrying out their
nefarious plans. To vote the negroes in
Oregon will be an outrage upon the peo
ple of the State, and it will be well far
them to meet it at the threshold and turn
It back, if they (to not wish to see the en
tire white vote of the State overcome by
the negro, Chinese and Indian vote at the
next election. Let every man opposed to
such mongrelism vote the white man's
ticket at the next June election.
In the County Court proceedings pub
lished in to-day's paper, it wilt be seen
that Milwaukee precinct has been divided,
and u new election precinct, culled Marsh
field, created out of a portion of the old
Milwaukie precinct, to accommodate voters.
In 1838, Milwaukie precinct polied 73
votes for State Senator, and at the same
time, for the same ofiice, Oregon City
precinct polled 308 votes, Oswego Si,
Lower Molalla 81. Upper Molalla SO, and
all of the other precincts polled a less
vote than Milwaukie. Yet the County
Court did not consider it necessary to di
vide the precincts of Oregon City, Oswego
and Upper and Lower Molalla. in order to
' accommodate voters." From this action
of the County Court, a person unacquaint
ed with the facts, would infer that Mil
waukie precinct had grown in population
very rrpidly since 1SUS. and Lad out
grown all other sections of the county.
But such is not the fact ; that precinct
has increased but very little, if any, in
its legitimate vote since that time. Such
being the case, we must look for some
other reason for creating this new pre
cinct, which we think will be easily ascer
tained when we take into consideration
the fact that its voting place is to be on
Judge Matlock's farm, directly on the
railroad, and but a short distance above
what is known as Mill No. 2, and at which
point the Railroad Company has a large
number of men stationed. Again, the
voting place of this precinct being in the
woods and in an out of the way place,
where there are but very few Democrats,
and none who take an active part in poli
tics, the Republicans will have a chance
to vote their railroad irnportalionsstation
ed at Mill No. 2 without much objection
or trouble. Not only so. but the employes
on all sections of the road in this" county
can be put on the construction trains and
run into "Marsbfield " and voted, if their
votes are refused at other precincts, or for
the pui pose of repeating. From all the
surroundings and circumstances connec
ted with the creation of this new precinct,
wo are forced to the belief that it was
created for the tole purpose of having a
convenient and safe voting place for Hol
laday "s Republican importations. That
these imported voters are illegal and
fraudulent, none wiLl seriously doubt, or
deny. Such being the case, and seeing
such open and shameless frauds boldly
perpetrated by the party in power, for the
purpose of retaining fhat power, we must
confess that we have but little hope for
the future peace and happiness of this
country. People cannot quietly and tame
ly submit to such outrages and remain
The Mongrel Convention met i n Portland
last Thursday, and nominated Jos. Wilson,
of Wasco, for Congress ; Joel. Palmer, of
Yamhill, for Governor; Jas. Elkins. of
Linn, Secretary of State ; M. Ilirsch. of
Marion, for State Treasurer. Pittock had
the highest vote for State Printer, but
had not been nominated up to the time of
going to press. It is a very weak ticket,
and is put up lor sale.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRART,
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Tlu- Ratification Proclaimed.
Washington. March 30. official procla
mation of the ratification of the Fifteenth
Amendment enumerates the States whose
legislatures ratified, as North Carolina,
West Virginia, Massachusetts. Wisconsin,
Main. Louisana. Michigan, South Car jlina.
Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Connecticut.
Florida. Illinois, Iowa. Indiana. Kansas.
Mississippi. Minnesota. Ohio. Rhode Island.
Nebraska .and Texas, twentw-nine in all.
Senators from Texas Admitted.
Washington, March 31. --In the United
States Senate Drake presented the creden
tials of Morgan C. Hamilton and J. W.
Flanigan. Senators from Texas, the form
er's term ends in March. 1875. The creden
tials were received, and the gentlemen,
after being .-.worn in, took their seats on
the Republican side.
Kaseality in the Frccdmen's Bureau.
In the House the bill repot ted yester
day from the Committee on Education and
Labor, in relation to the Bureau of Educa
tion discontinuing the Freedrnen's Bureau,
was taken up.
McNeely, member of the same commit
tee, opposed the bill. He intimated that
the ruanigers of the Freedrnen's Bureau
hal made nice property speculations with
the funds of the Bureau, and the House
constantly refused to adopt the resolution
offerd by Roberts, requiring an acotint of
the. disposition of these funds, and he
charged that the real object of the bill
was to cover up the Freedrnen's Bureau,
and let it escape from examination by con
founding it with the Bureau of Education.
Washington. April 1. In the House
several State bills were taken up includ
ing a bill granting lands for a railroad to
Astoria and .McMinnville, Oregon, which
wes discussed without action.
Public Dcit Statement
The following is the public debt state
ment : Total debt and interest. $2-(50.-G77.910;
amount in treasury, coin. $105,
412,715. andaccured interest. $30,047,012;
special fund bonds and accruing interest.
S73.181.II65. Total.$215.155.7.S2. Debt,
less amount in treasury, S2.122.5C2. 127
Decrease during month. $5.766 31-!); de
crease since March, 1869. $88,076.31)7.
CJen. Ames Admitted to the Senate.
the question of
pril 1. Discussion on
Gen. Ames is ended,
himself and took the
Nkw York, March 31. There is an ex
traordinary freshet in all rivers of north
ern Illinois, causing damage to railroad
tracks, bridges. Jtc. Extensive tracts of
country are submerged.
Fenians PrepaSring for a Raid.
St. Ai.kans. Vt.. March 1. For several
weeks an unusual supply of money order
d raits from Philadelphia and New York
hare been received at the Burlington post
office, payable to a hundred known Fe
nians. Myterious movements lately of
loaded teams from here to Underbill and
West ford, some miles east, and not on the
railroad, have been noticed. For two
Sunday nights passed Fairfax towards
Fairfield village, near Canada, largely in
habited by Irishmen, most of whorne are
The Legal Tender IJecision.
Chicago. April 1. A ,Tornal's special
says, the Supreme Court stood on the ques
tion of re-opening the legal tender decis
ion thus : In favor Millar. Davis. Swaine.
Strong and Bradley. Dissenting -Chief
Justice Chase. Nelson. Clifford and Field,
The action of the Court caused much com
ment in bolh houses of Congress.
Indian Troubles in Wyoming.
Bryan. Wyoaixo. April 2. Reports
reached here this evening from South
Pass that a band of Indians niadt
on the Wind River Valley, on the ,31st tilt
running off horned stock and killed a man
named Irwin within a mile of Atlantic
Wilmington, Del... April 2. At the
school elertion to-day. the negroes voted
for the first time in th's State.
Another Constitutional Amemlment
offered. ."o. 10.
Washington, April 4. Mr. Julian pre
sented a joint resolution to amend the
Constitution of the United States, adding
Article 16th providing that the right of"
ciliA-ns of the United States to vote shall
not be abridged by the United States, nor
by any State on acount of sex. with the
usiial provision for legislation to enforce
Mongrel jubilation at the degrada
tion of the AVhite Kate.
Nkw Yohk, April 4. There is a more
cheerful feeling in financial circles to-day.
on announcement that the Ways and
Means Committee stood eight to one in fa
vor of funding t he bill in its present shape.
The colored people of New York hold a
jubilee over the 15th Amendment Friday j
evening, at Cooper s Institute. Auures.es
are expected from Wendell Phillips. Wm.
Lloyd Garrison, r red. Douglas, benator
Revels, Senator Fenton and others.
'Democracy in the Ascendent in Con
IlAitTKOitn. April 4; The Democrats
make gains in both houses of the Legisla
ture, and will possibly carry the Senate.
The city gives English 548 major, is re
.eleeted" with the rest of the ticket, by over
600 majority. The Democrats have four
majority in the Council, English is no
doubt elected Govenor. The Legislature
is close, but the Republicans clame a ma
jority in both branches.
flection at Calais, Maine.
Calais. Me., April'4. Wm. Worth. Dem
ocratic mayor, is elected by one hundred
Evansvili.e. April 4. The city election
resulted in a choice of part of each ticket.
The Democrats elect seven out of nine
San Andukas, April 5. The stage run
ning from Murphy's to Stockton was stop
ped this morntng. between four and live
o'clock, by two highwaymen, and Wells.
Fargo & Co'e box robbed of $2,400 in
gold dust. The stage had just left Gib
son's Ranch. Wells, Fargo" fc Co. have
offered a heavy reward for the capture of
the robbers who are unknown.
Mongrel Joi;Scat ion in California.
Pi.ac::i:v:iis. April 5. Our colored cit
izens arejubiiiint over their enfranchise
ment. Their places of business were clos
ed througont the day. Guns are being
Cred in honor of the event.
Watsonvim-E. p:il 5. The colored cit
izens celebrated the ratification of the 15!h i
Amendment to-day, with great rejoicings
and tiring 100 guns. Festivities wind up
to-night with grand bails.
Git ass Valley, April
! The colored
people of this county celebrate 1
cation of the Fifteenth Ameud
the rat in
Sneeh of President Grant on the 13th
A telegram of the 2d reports the follow
ing great and characteristic speech by
President Grant, on the 15th amendment :
The President was serenaded last night
by the Republican Association in honor
of bis message to Congress annoumcing
the ratification of the Fifteenth Amend
ment. He responded to some remarks
made by Col. Forney as follows : "I can
assure those present that no consummation
since the close of the war affords me so
tiuch pleasure as the ratification of the
Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution
by three-fourths of the States of the Union.
I have felt the greatest anxiety ever since
I was called to this House to know thit
this was to be secured. It looked like the
realization of the Declaration of Indepen
dence. Applause. I cannot say near
as much on this subject as 1 would like
to. not being accustomed to speaking, but
I thank you for your presence this evening."
On the . Luctiamute, Polk county, April
2d, infant Son of Wayne W. and Virginia
A. Williams, aged fi month 5 days.
Hon. Jas. II. Slaiter, Democratic nomi
nee for Congress, will address the people at
the following times and places.
April 14, Amelia City, Baker county.
" 15, Kldorad.
" 1G, Clarksville, "
" IS, Auburn, " - "
" ID, Baker City, " "
2o, Union, Union county.
" 21, r.a (iiande.
" 'I'.i, Pendleton, Umatilla countr.
" 25, Walla Walla precinct, Umatilla Co.
'2i, Wild Ilcrse Creek, Umatilla county.
" 27, Umatilla City, Umatilla county.
" 2'J, Dalles, Wasc o county.
At Amelia City, KIdorado. Clarksville, Au
burn, Umatilla City, and the Dalles, the
speaking will be at night. The opposing
carid date of the Republ can party i- invited
to a full and equal participation in the dis
cussion. General Eebility
ls Nature's Appeal
Thousands of persons, without any speci
fic; ail inert, are the victims of languor and
and lassitude. The unthinking are apt to
con'ound this species of inertiou, with lazi
ness; whereas it usually arises from a want
of organic energy, for which th subjects of
it are no mare responsible than the near
sighted are for their defective vision. Such
persons, alth ugh they may bo free from
pain, are as truly invalids, and as much ia
neeJ of medical aid, as if they were tormen
ted with the pangs of acute disease. They
require a tonic arid alternative, that will
rouse and regulate their t rpid organiz ttioris.
In cases of this kind, 1IOS rETTiCR'S
STOM ACH BIT I ERT produce an immediate
and most favorable offer t. The debilitated
and despond ng valetudinarian, who feels as
if he were but half alive ; who shuns com
pany, and has no relish either for busine-s
or pleasure, i- 7ittirmo'ijfiosed , bij a brif
course of t!ti-i ivxt potent vegetable iavigoi
ant into quite a different being. The change
etl'ecTtd by the BlTl'EUS ia his bodily and
mental condition, is a surprie to himself
and to his friends. He mopes no longer;
the active piMiciple of life, which seemed to
have died out of him, is re-awakened, and he
feels like a new man llememboring that
debility is not only an nlil ction it-elf, but
an invitation to disease, no time should be
lost in recruiting the broken diwn system
with this choicest and must violent of all
TONICS MXD NKUVINES-
SPEVIA L NO TICKS.
Saddlekv. J J I. Sclii am, of this
City, is now manufacturing the be.-t Saddlery
and Harness in the State, lie will have at
least 50 sets of all grades, from fine to com
mon, finished and ready tor sale next month,
and more than that number of Saddles. Ife
is bound to make a trade with any man who
wishes to hwy of him. He uses both Oregon
and California leather in his establishment,
and his work bears a most excellent reputation
abroad. We hope that citizens of our own
county will think of this, when they want any
articles in his line.
Oregon Lode So. 3, I. O. of O. F.
ygg&ts. Meets every Thursday even
i$0X ng at 7 o'clock, in Odd Fellow's
"& Hall, Main s eet.
.Members of the Order
are invited to attend
Ucbeeea Degree Lodge Xo. a, I. O. O. F.
n O Meet on the Second and Fourth
of each month, at 7 o'clock, in Odd Fellows
Hall. Members of the Degree aie invited to
atteud. By order of N. G.
DlultnomaU Lirxlge Xo. 1, A. V, and
i A. Holds its regular rommuni
Vacations on the Ilrst and TJiird Sat
i urday in each month, at 7 o'clock,
from the 20th of .September to the 20th of
March, and 7k o'clock from the 2oth of March
to the 20th of September. Brethren in good
standing are invited to attend.
By order of YT. M.
"Willamette Lodge Xo. 151. O, G. T
Meets every Saturday evening, at the rocrrs
S.K. corner of Main and Fifth streets, t 7 1-2
o'clock. Visiting members are invited to
attend. By ordr of W. C. T.
Proposals for Cavalry Horses.
IIeadrcarters Dept. of the Columbia,
Office Chief Q. M .l'ortlanrl, April 3, 1 87o. t
IY AUillORITV BECKIVED FROM
y the Bvt. Maj. (Jen. commanding the
Department, SEALED BROl'OSALS in trip
licate vviil be received at this office up to
noon on Tuesday, the loth day of May, 1870,
for the delirery in this city, or at Fort
Dalles, Oregon, of (250) Two 'Hundred and
Fifty CAVALRY HOUSED of the stand
ard 'age and size.'viz : "From (15) fifteen to
(10) sixteen hands high, and from (5; tive to
('.) nine years old."
Proposals will be considered for tl e whole
r.umber uquired or for bands of not less
than fifty burses.
All horses presented will be subject to the
inspection of a Uoan-i of Inspectors.
The delivery to commence on Wednesday,
June 22, and be i ompleted by the 1st day of
All bids should state the price per eapiUt,
in com. at these Headquarters, and the price
must be expressed in writ ng a well as
A deposit by an accepted dra?t of 5 per
cent, on the amount of the bid will be re
quired as a guarantee that a bond will be
entered into if a contract is awarded
U. SAX TON
IJvt. Brig. Gen. and Qr. Mas. U.S. A.
Chief (Jr. Mas. Dept of the Columbia
hereas my wife, Rebecca E. Jones, has
lelt my bed and board without any just cause
or prov ocation, notice is hetebv given ihat I
wdl not pay any debts contracted bv her, cr
on her account, from and after thi.s date
. "WILLI A 51 A. J OX ES.
April 2, lS7O:0t
ABOUT THE TWENTIETH OF TIII3
mouth the undersigned will commence
the publication of a weekly newspaper, in
Baker City. Baker county. Oregon, entitled
the Bedrock Democrat."
A very general and laudable effort is being
put firth, by influential citizens, to furnish
reliable information concerning particular
localities of the State of Oregon. This is
right; and one prominent feature of the
Democrat will be its Local News. We shall
make this a speciality. We will have cor
respondents at the most important point,
and mining camps, whos duty it wi 1 be to
keep us posted relative to their several local,
iiies ; and we shall publish facts concerning
the climatic, agricultural, stock-raising and
magnificent mineral resources of Eastern
Oregon; and will thus make it a welcome
visitor in every family of this portion of the
St ite, and a valuable present and vehideof
information to those to vyhom it maybe sent
by friends, in the Northwestern and Atlantic
The " Bedrock Democrat " will also be a
fast and firm f.iiend of Science, Agricultural,
Mechanics, Literature, Morality and Religion.
It is almost needless to say that it will be
thoroughly and uncempromisingly Democra
tic. It w 11 be one of the exponents ol the
Democratic party of Oregon. It will endorse
and defend the pnuciples enunciated inQhe
platform adopted by the Democratic State
Convention, held at Albany, on . the 23d of
March, 1S70; and we call upon the farmer,
mechanic, stock-raiser, miner, and day labor
er, upou whom the prosperity of this coun
try depends, to come forward and lend us a
helping hand. We shall battle for you and
your interests. If you fail, all fail. If you
suffer, all must suflerP Yon furnlsrt "the
bread, meat, fuel, clothing, gola dust, and
every other thing that is necessary to make
a State and a nation prosperous. You de
velope the country, subdue the soil and con
vert the forests into blossoming fields ; and
furnish the drones, hangers-on, trimmers,
bankers, shoddy ites, thieves, thugs, murder
ers, satraps, congressmen, blinks, place-man,
brokers, the old s well as the new world,
the articles of commerce traffic and trade,
and feed as well as clothe the entire people.
You par enormous taxes for road, bridge
and school purposes. You payhe County
and State tax. You pay the tax-that furn
ishes the rump ho ;nds the funds from which
to vteal themselves rich. You pay your own
as well as the bondholder's tax. You pay
the interest on the Londs. You support a i
large standing army in time of profound,
peace You are paying hundreds of mi)
lions of dollats annually, while the bond
holders pay not one cent. We call upon you
to awaken to a realizing sense of jour duty
and cond.tion, and swearJn your might and
majesty that these outrages must stop. Teach
ttiese mercenary scoundrels that you are yet
a free people, and that this is still the" land
of the troe and the home of the brQve."
TERMS Z w
On" year, in advance ?09
Six n. oaths, in advance 2 50
Three months, iu advance 1 50
o M. ,il. ABUOTT.
L. U. Mc ARTHUR.
A DMINISTliATORS' NOTICE
xJL o o
Notice is hereby given, that I have been
appointed by the County Court of Clackaman
count", Oregon, administrator of the estate o
of J. N. Harrington, deceased. All persons
having claims against said estate, will pre
sent them, with the proper vouchers,, to me
at the office of Johnson !!: JJcCown, lawyers,
in Oregon City, Oregon, within six months
from this date.
April 9, lS70:4t
Headquarters Department of the
Office Chief Quaktkrmapter. )
I'dktlaM), Or., March id 1 . 1870. f
1-yY AUTHORITY RECEIVE!) FROM
J the Chief Quartermaster of the Millitary
Division of the Pi.citic, SEALED PRO-POSAI-iS
will be received at this office up
to noon on the 7th day of Slay, 1870, for the
delivery "t Military Posts in thi.s Depart
ment of the supplies specitied beiow, viz :
At Camp Harney, On gon s 0
60n,ono pounds l&RLEY, in sacks ;
GOO.ouo OATS, do
l,2M),(ioo " HAY;
lOu.ooO " STRAW;
Puit Lapwni.I. T.:
210 cords HARD WOOD ;
500 bushels CHARCOAL;
430,000 pounds OATS;
ooo,f)00 " HAY;
142,000 " STRAW; 5
Camp Three Forks, Owyhee, I. T.t
72" cords WOOD ;
600 bushels CHARCOAL;
378,856 pounds OATS or BARLEY, in
43P.74S " HAY ;
148,560 " STRAW ;
Fort Stevf ns, Oregon t q
50,717 pounds OATS, in sacks ;
46 tons HAY, haled;
20 " STltAW, baled.
Camp San Juan Island, W. T.t
70.0S0 pounds OATS, in sacks ;
ll.o0 ,11 AY, baled:
22,348 " STRAW, baled;
Fort Ivlamath, Oregon j
274,555 pounds OATS, in sacks Q
Fort Vancouver, XV. T.t
D00 cords HARD WOOD;
614 bushels CHARCOAL o
200.000 pounds OATS ; X
200,000 " HAY; U
00,000 " STRAW ;
Fort AValla IValla, XV. T.t
400,000 pounds OATS or BARLEY:
S70 tons HAY ;
Camp AVarner, Oregon t
7?0'0.00. Punds 0ATS or BARLEY, in
1,200.000 - HAY,' baled?
20C,000 " STAW ;
Fort Boise, I. T.t
OOC cords WOOD ;
275,000 poundseIJARLEY or OATS
- oo.vou STRAW;
Fort Cape Disappointment, XV. T.t
45,000 pounds OATS, inracks ;
42.510 HAY. baled;
S,7-0 STRAW, baled;
Fort C ol ville, AV. T.t
92,000 pounds OATS;
24,000 SI RAW.
Proposals must be in triplicatfcwith one
slip of ttm advertisement attached. The
price in coin must be expiessed in writing as
well a figures; and bids for bayard wood
must state the kind proposed to be deliv
ered. The United States reserves the right to re
ceive the wlio'e or any portion of the sup
plies that may btfe contracted for; also, to
reject any aryl ad Litis. -. H
Proposals must be endorsed across the
envelope. Sealed Proposals for Furnishipgr
Supplies at .
The usual deposit of 5 per cent, on the
amount of the bid is required as a puaran
tee that binds will be entered into if an
award i made.
No average bids will be considered.
The whole or any portion of the supplies
may be bid for.
Bvt. Brig. Gen. and QT S. A.,
Cbif f Qr. M. Department ColumLia.
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