Image provided by: Oregon City Public Library; Oregon City, OR
About The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871 | View Entire Issue (May 21, 1870)
- mm.ni a u i BJM
2TI)c iDttkln (uicr prist.
Oragon City, Oregon ,
Mr. Giovtr vs. .JoKusoii ct. al.
D. M. McKENNEY, Elitor.
John Myers, Financial Ac,t:nt.
May 21, 1870.
DE31GCRA1C STATE TICKET.
I JAMES II. SLATER, of Union.
fL. F. GROVER, of Marion.
. For Secretary of State,
S. F. CIIADWICK, of Douglas.
For State Treasurer,
L. FLIESCHNER. of Multnomab.
For State Printer,
T. PATTERSON, of Multnomab.
Prosecuting Attorney, 4th District,
II. E. BYBEE. of Multnomah.
First Judicial District
Prosecuting Attorney II. K. Ilanna,
Second For Judge A. J. Thayer, of
Prosecuting Attorney C. W. Fitch, of
Third For "Judge B. F. Eonbam, of
FifthFor Judge L. LPMcArtbur, of
Prosecuting Attorney W. B. Lasswell,
DEMOCRATIC COUfiTY TICKET.
-X. L. Butler, of
In our last issue we published a com
plete vindication of Hon. L. F. Grover, of
the charge made by Jacob and Johnson,
of this place, that Mr. Grover had been
negotiating for the employment of China
men in the Salem miils, by a letter from
Mr. W. P. Doland. who positively denies
that Mr. Grover had ever negotiated with
him for such labor, and also that he had
always understood Mr. G. to be opposed
to their employment in the mills at Salem.
New Mr. Johnson, in order to get himself
out of a charge of wilfully falsifying, pro
cures the affidavit of Mr. Jacob, who de
clares in substance what be stated at the
peaking, and which Mr. Johnson paid
were facts Known 10 mm. wien .nr.
Grover asked hira whether be stated that
he (Grover) bad written a letter and was
negotiating for Chinamen, be (Johnson)
said that be did not understand that be
had written a letter, but that Mr. G. had
offered to employ them. The affidavit of
:r. L. E. Pratt is of no force whatever as
evidence against Mr. Grover. as all be re
lates was long befcre Mr. Grover became
the manager of the Company. Now it is
not material to us whether Mr. Doland had
informed Mr. Jacob as he represents or
not, as we have the statement of Mr. Do
land to the contrary, and also the proof
of another gentleman who was present
when this conversation should have oc
curred, who states positively that lie bad
every opportunity of bearing all that was
said between the parties, and that the
name of Mr., Grover was never mentioned
State of Okegox.
Count v ot .Marion. i
I. Dan. II. Murphv, being duly sworn.
state that I have been in the employ ot
the Willamette Woolen Manufacturing Co.,
as book-keeper, ever since January. 180 1;
that I have charge of all the official cor
respondence oT said Company, and hat e
been accustomed to write or copy the offi
cial letters of said Company ; that some
t'nift during the incumbency rf Mr. J. S.
Smith, as Agent of said Company, I think
in the year 1SGG. a letter was received bf
him from a Mr. Doland. at Portland, pro
posing to furnish Chinese operatives for
the -alem Woolen Mills. This letter was
never answered, to my knowledge. through
said Woolen Company's office. Whether
Mr. Smith answered it in person, I cannot
say. This letter, however, was never re
ferred to. or brought before the Company
for its action, and no action was ever had
by the Company on said subject, within
mv knowledge. Since Mr. Grover has
been agent of the Company, no corres
pondence has ever been bad on this sub
ject with any one. In answer to casual
inquiry on the subject. I have heard Mr.
Grover say that so long as lie remained a
member of the Willamette Woolen Manu
facturing Company, no Chinese operatives
should ever be employed in its mills with
DAN. II. MURPHY.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this KUh day of May, 1870.
T" "' j" Setii R. Hammer.
t Notarv Public.
Tlie Debt Question.
Our repudiating Radicals have much to
say about the payment of the national
debt. They asfert that it was the under
standing that the bonds issued at any time
would be paid in coin. The Democratic
speakers have all taken the ground that
about three hundred and fifty millions of
the debt, according to its contract, is pay
able in coin while the remainder is pay
able in the currency of the United States.
We here give the act of February 25, 1SG2,
which reads as follows :
ait that interview.
STRAIGHT. A. CARMICUAEL, C.
F. BEAT E.
or County Judge,
For Count a Cleik,
T. J. McCARYER.
it will be seen that
For CouJtty Treasurer,
DR. II. SAFFAEANS.
q For County Commissioner?.
II. N. WORSiTAM. JOHN MARTIN.
S. P. G1LL1LAND.
O For Coroner,
DR. II. W. BOSS.
For School Superintendent,
ROBERT F. CAUFIELD.
Cii'miiX .In l ies.
The Illinois Constitutional Convention
is debating whether to retain or discard
the Grand Jury system in the State Judi
ciary. The members, we observe, differ
jrreatly in their estimates of the wisdom
of this system. Its opponents stigmatize
it as "the last remaining relic of the Star
Chamber ;"" ' the villain's arsenal, through
which he stains the character of American
citizens ;'" as the " one dark spot upon our
glorious judicial S3'stem ;"' while its sup
porters consider it one of the safeguards
of liberty.''' and everything else that, is de
sirable. We incline to the opinion that
the Convention will discard the system as
expensive, superfluous, and as. in effect,
trying a3mau twice for the same offense.
This question is one which should re
ceive the attention of our next Legislature.
By our-ptate Constitution Grand Juries
may be abolished by an act of the Legis
lature. Wlnle there may be some reasons
advanced for this system of Star Cham
ber"' trials, we believe the many against
it arojiiCicieut to have it abolished. At
least one-half of our Court expenses are
directly chargeable to the Grand Jury
rooms. Men who are evil disposed, may
procure an indictment against a good citi
zen without the slightest hope of a convic
tion of an- crime, and thus force an inno
cent par:y into Court. The defendant in
the case, if heis able, must rmv his
own expenses, while the prosecution is
carried on at the expense of the county.
It frequently disturbs whole neighbor
hoods without doing any good. If a man
commits an unlawful act, let him be
brought before some justice, as is now
done, and if bound over, let the comprint
of Mich officer constitute the charge, and
place him on trials and if an individual
wishes to gratify his vengeance on his
neighbor, let him go in open Court and
make the complaint, and on that let the
tvarrant be issued. We believe the peo
ple are taxed enough without paying for
tffts useless appendage to our judicial
Chinese Meetixg. Gibbs said the other
Ejght that he was invited to deliver a
speech before a meeting held to consider
the propriety of importing Chinese labor
in the South, but he would not do so. Jo.
Wilson stated that this meeting was com
posed of Democrats, because he knew two
Democratic names among those who par
ticipated, and not one Radical. We were
in doubt as to whether that meeting was
composed of Democrats, but did not think
ft worth disputing, but since Gibbs has
said that he was invited to address the
convention, it is beyond doubt that it was
composed of Radicals, as no Democrat
would everbavo invited Gibbs to address
the people on any subject. That story of
Gibbs' lets the cat out out of the bag or
Jo. Wilson, and we hardly think he will
mention the South Carolina Convention
we have the testimony of two the one
Mr. Jacob charges with felling him so. and
another who was present at the time, and
who denied in the presence of the Court
House full of people that the name of Mr
Grover was mentioned. We will be char
itable towards Mr. Jacob, and simply say
that be may have allowed his leelings
against, Mr. Grover to get the better of his
judgment, and also that he may be mis
taken, while all the circumstances would
justify a much stronger assertion. But it.
the case of Mr. Johnson we have the pet
tifogging politician thoroughly displayed.
In the first place, he attempted to endorse
the statement of Mr. Jacob ; when he
comes to make the affidavit, he never men
tions the name of Mr. Grover, but alleges
that the Company were the parties who !
were desiring to introduce Chinese labor
in the Salem Mills. As the Company is
not a party to this complaint, we see no
reason why it should be brought up for
trial. The only person on whom these
men desired to fasten the charge they bad
made has been proved innocent, while
they still stand condemned of falsehood
'Ji positive 'denial and the following affi
davits, in addition to the above evidence :
PoKTr..vxr, Ogn.. Mav IS, 1870.
To the Elitor of the Ikrahl :
.Dear Sir: Referring to the matter of
charges brought against Mr. Grover. in
relation to tue employment of Chinamen
in the Salem Woolen Miils. I have, injus
tice to the parties, to state (hat the corres
pondence had in the maff?r was wi;h Mr.
Smith, and not with Mr. Grover. and that
the latter had nothing to do with the affair
And furlber.I would state that from con
versations subsequently had with both Mr.
Smith and Mr. Grover. on the subject of
employing Chinamen in the miils, 1 found
both these gentlemen strenuously opposed
t tie introduction of sucu labor in their
establishment. W. P. DOLAND.
The Eugene Journal is rampant over the
complimentary notice we gave its proprie
tor as to bis standing as a printer, and lets
loose on us in a tirade of abuse which
amounts to Radical logic. All we have
to say is that while we were at Eugene
we done more work in one day than the
Republican candidate can do in three, at
type setting, and as for us getting money
from farmers and mechanics, we sim
ply pronounce the statement falss. The
statement that we ever refused to stand by
a contract made by us is also false. As
for us packing up and leaving while we
had received advance subscriptions, we
will simply state that our subscribers all
got their papers for over two years after
we left Eugene. But it matters to us very
little what a Radical charges ; but one
thing we never were guilty of, and the
Radical candidate for StateTrinter can
not say as much, that we ever got an in
terest in a printing office and real estate
by the fortune of a spiritual medium ad
vising an old man to will us a certain in
terest in a printing office, and also a deed
to certain lands. If old man Shaw had
not been influenced through this medium
to bestow on him this property, we fear
that his industry would have hardly been
sufficient to give him more than an ordi
nary living, at least until Williams look
him up and got him appointed doorkeeper
at Washington, or wafchman, or some
other inferior position. There is one
thing we w ill say for Harrison, however,
that be is an out and out Radical, and a
belier man than the author of the article
we refer to.
Li it enacted, fc. That the Secretary ot
the Treasury is hereby authorized to issue,
on the credit of the United States, one
hundred and fifty millions of dollars of
United States notes, not bearing interest,
payable to bearer, at the treasury of the
United States, and of such denominations
as he may deem expedient, not less than
five dollais each : J'rov'uled, hoicever. That
fifty millions of said notes shall be in lien
of the demand treasury notes authorized
to be issued by the act of July seventeen,
eighteen hundred and sixty-one ; which
said demand notes shall be taken up as
rapidly as practicable, and the notes here
in provided for substituted for them : And
prodded further, That the amount of the
two kinds of notes together shall at no
time exceed the the sum of one hundred
and fifty millions of dollars, and such notes
herein authorized shall be receivable in
payment of all taxes, internal duties, ex
cises, debts, and demands of every kind
due to the United States, except duties on
imports, and of all claims and demands i
against the United States of every kind
whatsoever, except for interest upon
bonds and notes, which shall be paid in
coin, and shall also be lawful money and
a legal tender in payment of all debts
public and private, within the United
States, except duties on imports and inter
est as aforesaid. And any holders of said
United States notes depositing any sum
not le?s than fifty dollars, or some multi
ple of fifty dollars, with the Treasurer of
the United States, or either of the assistant
treasurers, shall receive in exchange
therefor duplicate certificates of deposit,
one of which may be transmitted to the
Secretary of the Treasury, who shall
thereupon issue to the holder an equal
amount of bonds of the United States,
coupon or registered, as may by said
holder be desired, bearing interest at the
rate of six per centum per annum, pay
able semi-annually, and redeemable at
the pleasure of the United States, alter
five years, and payable twentv years from
the date thereof. And such United Malts
notes shall be. received the same as coin, at
their par value, in payment for any loins
thai may be iicreafltr sold or rtegntiated by
the Secretary of the Treasury, and may be
reissued from lime to time as the c.xi-jf)icies
of the. public interests shall require.
cerned. business men, bondholder and the I
tax payers. We do not desire to see ruin
brought on the business men of the conn
try, but if the bondholder will insist that
he must be paid dollar for dollar, give it
to him, and let the country be flooded by
a worthless rag currency, which would at
least stop the enormous coin interest
which the people are now paying. But if
the bondholder will be just with the peo
ple, let the matter be equitably adjusted.
and if any must suffer by this sad condition
of our national finances, the bondholder,
who has already received more than he
paid in the first place, let him be the party.
. -t- - -e
How Farmers itre Taxctl.
In a recent speech. Congressman Mar
shal, of Illinois, presented the tariff oppres
sions to which farmers are subjected, in
the following graphic style:
'A farmer starting to bis work ha? a
shoe put on his horse with nails taxed 07
nor cent., driven bv a hammer taxed 54
Wa iiixcTox.May 16. Bingham report
ed from the Judiciary Committee a bill
to enforce the rights of citizens of the
Uniten States to vote in several States of
the Union, who have hitherto been denied
that right on account of race, or color, or
previous condition of servitude, which
under a suspension of the rules, passed
111 to 44 and the House adjourned.
The Senate Pacific Railroad Committee
has completed a bill for the construction of
a railroad to the Pacific on the 23d paral
lel. It grants the usual amount of land to
about forty corporators in the Eastern and
Southern Slates, and ignores Fremont's El
A petition from San Francisco mer
chants and bankers, against Boutwell's
plan for protection of the seal fisheries of
Alasria. and recomending another plan.
wes laid upon the desks of members of
Major General Hunt. First Cavaly. is
ordered to the Command of the Division
of the Pacific for assignment to a post.
Brevet Major General Old has been as
yearling", $150. These are drovers
prices, with the wool off. Sonie wool,
spring clip, good quality, has been en
paged at 19 cts. Q lb., to be delivered in
June, and the market is hopeful for the
continuance of these prices at least.
The stock in the Merchants and Farmers
Navigation Company is all taken, and
Captfllaun is daily expected to arrive
from San Francisco with the material
requisite for the building of the boat.
The Pixley Sisters played two nights at
Roseburg to full houses. The papers at
that place speak very highly of their performances.
Hon. Ti. F. GROVER and Gen. JOEL
PALMER, opposing candidates for Gov
ernor of Oregon, (Gov. Woods representing
Gen. Palmer in debate,) will address their
tellow citizens at the following tunes ana
Saturday, May 11
per cent ; cuts a stick with a Knue laxeu jsigneu to duty according to orevei raiiK.
50 per cent.; hitches his horses to a plow
taxed 50 per cent., with chains taxed 50
per cnt. He returns to his home at night
and lays bis wearied limbs on a sheet
taxed 58 per cent., and covers himself
with a blanket that has paid 250 per cent.
He rises in the morning puts on bis hum
ble flannel shirt taxed 80 per cent., his
coat taxed 50 per cent,, shoes taxed 35 per
cent., and hat taxed 70 per cent.: opens
family worship by a chapter from his
bible taxed 25 per cent., and kneels to his
God on an humble carpet taxed lot) per
cent. He sits down to his humble meal
f'mm a nlate taxed 40 nor cent., with knife
and fork 35 per cent., drinks bis cup of
coffee taxed 47 per cent., or tea 78 per
cent... with sugar 70 per cent.; seasons his
food with salt taxed 100 per cent., pepper
2'J7 per cent , or spice 279 percent. He
looks around upon his wife and children,
al! taxed in the same way; takes a chew
of tobacco taxed 100 pw' cent., or Tights
The Committee on Ways ard Mean? has
perfected, and the mr.jority will report to
day, a bill reducing considerably the in
ternal revenue taxes.
The House Military Committee has
agreed to report a bill foe the equalization
ot bounties, giving eight and one-third
dollars per month to each soldier, and de
ducting bounties previously received.
Chicago, May 1(1. The" United Stales
Circuit Court rendered judgment for S350.
000 against Des Moines, Johnson, and sev
eral other counties in Iowa, with the cjties
of Bnrlincrton and Iowa City, for railroad
bonds guaranteed by them, and in regard
to which there has been an immense
amount of litigation.
Nashville. Mav 16. To day the Senate
passed a bill to a first reading for the pro
hibition of intermarriages between blacks
Nkw York. May 16. Yoiing began early
to day, and the indications are that a large
a cigar taxed 120 per cent., and then vote will be polled, but a rain is commenc-
Corvallis. . . .
Iioeburg . . .
rsTiiesdav. " i;
.Thursday, ' 19
..... - Friday, " t'O
Monday, " 24
Thursday, " 2t
Saturday " 23
thanks his stars that he lives in the freest
and best Government under heaven. If
on the Fourth of July he wants to have
the Star spangled Banner on real bunting,
he must pay the American Bunting Com
pary of Massachusetts 100 per cent., for
this"glorious privilege. No wonder, sir.
that the Western farmer is strugl'mg with
piovei ty. and conscious of a wiong some
where, although he knows not whence the
blow comes that is chaining him to a life
of endless toil, and reducing his wife and
children to beggary."
This ought to be read by every farmer
in the United States, and while readingi t
be should remember that but a tithe of
the taxation goes into the National Treas
ury ; the remainder finds its way into the
I -s- -t- y
ing to fall and the crowds arcund the
polls have diminished.
Cme vr:o. May 17. James Jackson, col
ored Republican, was elected Alderman at
Cen ter v i lie. y est erday .
The Government will intercede for the
lives of the companions of Goicuria. It
appears that the Secretary tried to save the
latter through the Spanish Minister.
Several Congressmen announce their in
tention of appointing colored boys to
Nkw York. May 14 It is now certain
that Gen. O'Neill. President of the Feni
ans, intends to co-operate with the Red
River rebels. He leaves for the West to
morrow to arrange details.
LovisviLLi:. May 14. The death of Theo.
Clav. son of Ilenrv Clay, who for nearly
fifty vears has been a inmate of thelexing-
fcipi aking at 1 o'clock, p. M.
The candidates of both political parties in
Clackamas county, 'wit meet and address
the citizens at the times ad places as ioi
lows, to-wit :
Oswego, Saturday, May 21.
Milwaukee, Monday, May 23.
Union School House, Jtock Creek precinct,
Tuesday, May 24.
Revenue's, Cascade precinct. Wednesday,
Jo. Young's, Young's precinct. Thursday
May 20. O
Mattoon's Church, Springwatei precinct,
Friday, May 27. q
At or near Geo. Graham's, Beaver Creek
precinct, Saturday, May yS.
Stipns' school house." Uyper Molalla pre- o
cinc t, Monday. May 30.
James' school house, Marram's precinct,
Tuesday, May 31 .
At t'ie Camp Ground, L.ower Moiaua pre
cinct, Wednerday. June 1.
Mose Miller's, Union precinct, Thursday,
The Fir Grove, near Leslies', in Pleasant
Hill precinct, Fiida3', June 3.
Oreiron City, Saturday, June 4.
lime ol commencing at all the places, ex
cept Oswego, will be 1 o'clock p. m., and at
Oswego at o'clock a. m. Q
IJysi-i);,ia. tit the Pacific States.
State or OnF.c.ox,
County of Marion.
I, Daniel Waldo. President of the Wil
lamette Woolen Manufacturing Company,
being duly sworn, state that I have been a
member, and for he most of the Line a
Director, ot said Company ever since its
organization in 1S56. That said Company
have never employed a single Chinaman
in their works. That said Company have
never received or made nrooosiuons to
employ Chinamen in said w orks, and have
never acted upon said subject as a Com
pany. That never, to my knowledge, have
the members of said Company, or of the
Board of Directors, had any consultation
on said subject. We. as a Company, have
never conferred on said subject, because
all the members of said Company have
been opposed, from the beginning, to the
employment of Chinamen as operatives,
except myself, and 1 h ivc not taken any
action in the premises. I know that Mr.
Grover nas always oeen opposed to
thi class of labor in our mils, and has
been the nun of oar Company who has
been the most decided on this subject.
Subscribed and sworn to before
i ' me this Kith day of May. Is70
1 " ' ' I' Setu R. Hammer.,
v Notarv Public.
mauribd. Mr. Eugene Semple, editor
ot the IkiUy Herald, was married to Miss
Ad die Lownsdale on last Wednesday eve
ning, in Portland- We congratulate" them
bo h. and may their joys be many, and
Borrow never enter iuto thwir familv'circle.
State of Okegox,
county ol .Multnomah. "
I. Joseph Iloyt. being duly sworn, say.
that I have been in the employment of the
Willamette Woolen Manufacturing Com
pany at Salem since 1S62. and have been
the Superintendent in their mills since
about That the said Company have
never, during my term of service, em
ployed Chinamen in their said mill-, and
have never, to ray knowledge, proposed
to do ;o I fur. her s y tint I knew that
Mr. t ri over has always been opposed to
using Chinese operatives i:i the miils. and
that 1 have frequently heard him exprtss
his opposition in strong teiuia when ones
tioned upon the subject. J. HOVT.
- Subscribed and sworn to before
, ) me this lS;h dav of May. 1870.
" )" "O. F. REEL.
Notary Public for Oregon.
Tiik Ekfixt.s ok his Connection". In
Gibbs' speech last Friday evening, the
principal objections o the Democratic
party were the issues which he himself
supported up to the time that he found the
Radicals were about to come into power.
His main hobby was the resolutions of
"5)8-1)9. to which he had sworn allegiance
up to 1SC2, and be also declared that the
Democracy had made the first treaty with
China, and therefore were responsible for
them being here. The treaty which Presi
dent Buchanan made, and also the one
under President Polk, were simply trra'ies
for commercial relations, and left a State
free to make such unfriendly legislation
as might have bad a tendency to keep
them out of the country ; but the treaty
made by the present administration pre
vents a State from making any laws that
would not apply to any of the most fa
vored nations." We publish this treaty in
full on our first page this week, and ask
our readers to conider it well, and see
who is in favor of bringing and retaining
the Chinese amongst us. This treaty
gives us no more rights and privileges
than we had under the former stipulations,
while it gives the Chinese all the rights of
white foreigners. Formerly the States on
the Pacific slope collected a special tax
from the Chinamen, but this cannot, under
the treaty, be longer continued.- It was
the only way the State could get any rev
enue from them. If there was any wrong
in the treaties made by former administra
tions, it is probably because Gibbs at that
time was a firm advocate of Democracy.
ai- -- z
Yv'ei.l Said. A correspondent of the
Oakland Transcript gives a very good
definition of the Burlingame treity. He
says it. places China upon a footing with
the most favored nations, which of course
is a good thing for John. But what do we
get in retr.rn ? Practically, the right to
tra,de in a few of their seaport towns, and
nothing mr.ro. Nominally, to be sure, we
may visit the interior, a right as valuable
to us as John's right to visit the inferior of
the Apache or Comanche territory.
State of Okkgox,
County of Marion.
I. R. C. Kitmey. being duly sworn, say.
that since 1 have been a member of the
Willamette Woolen Manufacturing Com
pany, nearly two years, I have never
heard anything on the Chinese question
except opposition to the employment of
Chinamen in the works of ti e Comp-mv in
casual conversations on the subject, and I
have never known any official action con
cerning the same.
The man who has expressed himself
most positively on the subject, has been
the present manager. Mr. Giuver.
AbDut the time I bought in. I asked Mr.
Grover if he intended to use Chinese help
in the mill. He said no. and if at anv
time the Company should overrule 1dm he
should resign. R. U. KINNEY.
Subscribed and sworn to before
j mo this 16th day of Mav. 1870.
"j l" S" ) Setu R. Hammer.
r Notary Public.
The Radicals of Oregon would have
been bard up if they had not been fortu
nate enough to find a plank in the Demo
cratic plat form on which they could
charge repudiation. Two year ago the
Democratic platform endorsed the national
indebtedness ; yet the Radicals then called
them repudiationist.s. It was very little
use to adopt any platform on this ques
tion, as the Radicals were bound to make
one for us The word repudiation has no
terror to an over-taxed people.
Head. We call the attention of our
readers to an article on our first page, un
der the head of Thaddeus Stevens"
Opinion" When it is remembered that
Mr. Stevens was the chairman of the com
mittee which reported the bill, his opin
ions should be regarded as of more weight
than the Radical scoundrels who now seek
to rob the people for the exclusive benefit
of the bondholders. Read and then con
sider if there is any honesry in paying the
debt in coin.
No matter what may have been the un
derstanding of the bond speculators as to
what kind of currency they were to be
paid in, this act precludes any such inter
pretation as for them to anticipate any
thing but currency payment. The first
act creating greenbacks is silent as o the
loans being payable in currency, yet it
speaks lrcquently ot tue interest to ue j
paid in coin, while it never mentions the j
principal. The natural inference, there-
fore, is, that the principal must be payable
in any currency of the United States, or
why was it not expressed in the act that
the principal should be paid in coin also?
But whatever may have been the under
standing i.rior to the passage of this act.
all debts contracted afterwards were pay
able in the notes of the United States, and
the act ro expresses, in plain terms. No
interpretation can be made that any debt
contracted by the United States through
a loan after the 25th of February, 18G2. is
payable in coin, as this act expressly
states that these " notes shall be received
the same as coin, at their par value, in
payment for any loans that may be hero
alter sold or negotiated by the Secretary
of the Treasury' This act has never been
repealed, and is, therefore, in full force',
and was during the time while the debt
of the Failed Slates was being contracted.
Our Radical vepudiators never interpreted
the act lo mean anything else but payment
in currency until a corrupt set of pur
chased scoundrels, bought by the bond
holders to rob the people, p'edged the
nation by resolution at the last session ol
Congress that the debt should be paid in
coin. Iu the last canvass of this State the
Radicals never claimed that the debt
should be paid in any other way than ac
cording to contract, and that is jr.st w hat
the Democracy now and always have
claimed, should be done. The Radicals
now acknowledge that, the country is in a
very distressing financial condition, and
for this they are responsible to the people.
They claim that the late decision of, 4hc
Supreme Court prohibits the issuing of
anv more greenbacks. Consequently there
are only about $-100,000,000 to pay off the
entire debt of the United States. Whether
the decision is goad law or not. the debt
should be paid with the identical money
which was promised, and if there is a dif
ference in the kind of currency this debt
was to be paid in and coin, the people.
the tax-payers, should have the benefit of
the difference, and not the few money
sharks who hold these bonds. But the
most absurd position we have yet heard,
is that taken by the able and highly tal
ented Paunchous Pilot (Gibbs), at the
suggestion of a Federal pap-sucker, who
is very anxious to have greenbacks go out
of circulation so that he may draw his pay
in coin, very pertiuently asked the other
night who is to redeem the greenbacks,
which are only promises to pay ? Let I lie
dvbt once be paid off" according to the
terms, and the Government could redeem
all the currency in a short, time with less
money than it now takes to pay the inter
est of the debt. If greenbacks were issued
in sufficient amounts to pay the debt, the
Government could buy them up the same
as the money sharks, and go into the' mar
ket with Us gold just as it now does in
buying bonds and selling gold. But the
issuing of a great amount of greenbacks
would reult injuriously to commerce and
trade, and would flood the country with a
surplus and worthless currency. This the
Democracy propose to avoid by offering
the bondholder an equitable adjustment
of his claims, and thus protect all con- speecu
Is there a print"1 in Oregon that don't ton Lunatic Asylum, is announced.
consider it an outrage on the craft to have Chicaco. May 14. The varioloid has
a man crammed on them who is not a i broken out among the inmates of the
practical printer 1Oreion Jlepublican. 1 State Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Jackson-
Why did not your party have such high j
regard for the " prints" when you elected
Gordon and McPherson. neither of whom
are printers? But it makes one laugh to
hear a man boast about Kincaid being a
printer. He would make a much better
hand in a blacksmith shop. Our devil,
who has been at the trade just two months,
knows more about the business now than
Kincaid will ever learn. He is better
suited for the Capitol police, with two or
three other niggers, which position he has
held for the past three years.
Siorx City. May 14. A dispatch brings
information of the killing of a settler's
wife, and the capture of his daughter. 13
years old, by a band of Ogalla'ilas in Da
kotah. The" settler escaped. There is
great excitement in the locality. It is fear
ed the country will be depopulated.
-The Salem Press savs
PORT I, AND.
From the Daily Herald.
Articles of incorporation have been
filed in the Clerk's office by a company to
be known as the Poitland Bridge Com
panv. whose object is to const met a bridge
Nowhere in the United States has dys
pepsia heretofore been more general, or
j marked with more distressing symptoms.
than in ( ali.ornia. I.uxury, high living and
d'siputiou in the cities; hardship, privation,
irregular habits, and tbvtj effects of malaria in
the mining regions, have combined to ren
oer Chuonic I.vdigkstiox one of thQmot
terrible scourges f the Pacitie States, it is
a toiiice of satisfaction, therefoie, to be able
to report the gradual and sttady decline of
the diea.-'e and its distressing conenn'itants
on tfis side of the Continent. As this happy
ehinre beiran t be perceptible soon after
HOSTKTTEK'S STOMACH BITTEbS had q
attained the rank of a staxpard rkmepy in
thi-regi n, and as it has become more and
more apparent, m pioportjen to the increas
ing sale s of the orkat veokta kle spec i fic,
reason suggests that t he l?ane has been
aaieiiorat d and checked by the operations
of the oi:xial elixir advertised as ils anti
pote. Unprejudiced physicians ;timit this
tube the fact, and abandoning all the ordi
nary stimulants, as weil as the astrii gent-,
tinctures and mineral excitants of ihephar
niacopcrij, are dow prescribing the B1T J ICRS
as a cure for every form of indigestion. The
preparation possesses three j;reat advan
tagts over every other q called stomachic.
It is not merely a toing,, but r ombinvOthe
propert es of an anti bilious n ediciue, ft gen
tle laxative, and a blood-deuui-eiit. with
CoMK TO TlMK
C-.O'i ll.it lis
in (nrr-;- 1 'ie amount of the capital stocKot this in
SOifthat Ij. F. Grover will be elected corporation shall he $200,000 in L
mi n,t q i.- n,i,,.;t--:,Hini.!.oi
principal unices 01 ine mcorpoi .nion suaii
.1 lr-n ... T - i 1 1 . . 1 1
IT sl-iii.r l.u i.U.r-ioit I itcross uiu umameiie rier ai- loiiuum.
S. go id
The amount of each sh ire
i of such capital stock shall be $100. The
be at the cities of Portland and Last, Port
land. I he articles of incorporation are
signed by Frank II. West. E. Josephi.
Henry Failing. B. Goldsmith. Phil. Was
serman. L. M. Starr, J. C. Hawthorne and
A. M. Loryea.
From the State Journal.
Jonathan Hubert, a boy about IS years
old. fell from a tree a few days days ago,
near Maxwell's ferry, and broke bis arm
above the elbow.
A meeting was held at the Court House
on Monday night last, for the purpose ol
takiiginio consideration the celebration
of our national birthday.
Rev. Johnston McCormac. who for many
years has been a resident of thi- place.and
pastor of St. Mary's Episcopal Church,
left with bis family on last Wednesday for
his new field of labor at Virginia City.
Nevada. His many friends will regret his
departure, but on his journey and in his
new home their best wishes wilt abide
with him and his, and perish not even
with departing years.
Secretary of State.
$500 that L. Fleischner will be elected
$500 that T. Patterson will be elected
$500 that the whole Democratic ticket
will be elected.
S.'J.OOO deposited with Wells, Fargo v
Co... in Salem.
Here is a good opportunity for Ben.
Ilollad ay's monied men to invest. Put
up. or shut up."'
Sam. Bkowx. This individual is a can
didate in Marion counfy. A correspond
ent in Yamhill writes us fo know if this
man Brown ever returned the two tois of
middlings be took from the widow A.;
also whether he ever paid for the pig he
appropriated belonging to Mr. D. In
Marion county this Sam. Brown is a Good
Templar, very religious, and professes to
be very moral. In Yamhill county his
name is attached to a bond of a whisky
dealer. Our correspondent promises lo
furnish us feme more interesting items
about this high-toned Christian hypocrite'.
Gastox Satisfikd. J. Gasfon, noted for
his pliable proclivities, and who has been
one of the most strenuous opponents of
Flaxbrake, has at last received his price.
and in the hope of being able to aid his
last purchaser, has written a three column
letter to the Oregonian in the interest of
Williams and the Radical party. Gaston
is a very forgiving fellow, and no matter
what insults a man or party may give him,
whenever the price is paid he is ready to
do the dirty work for them. He has sold
himself so often that himself and advice
have become worthless.
Another Falsehood. The Oregoninn
asserts upon information, that Mr. Grover
left here in the middle of the night for
Portland." This in'ormation was undoubt
edly obtained from the same individual
who followed Mr. Grover to Portland, and
who left here about eight o'clock in the
morning, and adds another lie to the num
ber already fastened on this same high
moral cuss." If the people throughout
the State were aware bow this individual
stands in regard to truth and veracity, in
this community, it would be useless to
deny anything he may say ; but some
icight be deceived by not knowing him.
Buying Votes. A fellow who has been
in the employ and interest of Ilolladay
and ii.iams m Kiis county, named Mann, i horse had passed through the Canyon.
is up m Eastern Oregon trying to buy
votes for the Radicals. Democrats, keen
ihose of a wholesome stimulant. It neither
depletes nor excite? ; but strengthens,
f-outhes, purifies anPrestores. No medicine
ever introriuci-d iuto the Pacific region has
so entirely gained the confidence of every
class of sociei v, or approached in the extent
of its sales' HObTETTEIl'S STOMACH
CHce, IVo. Ci XVoiit Slre-ct,
Adjoining tlie Telegraph OlSee, Portland Oregon.
SPECIAL COLLECTOR of CLAIMS,
Accounts, Notes. Bonds, Drafts, and Mercan
tile Claims of every description, throughout
Oregon and the Tei ritories, W ILL HE M ADR
A SPECIALTY, and prompt!- collected, as
well as with a due regard to economy in all
business matters entrusted to his care and
the proceeds paid over punctually .q 40tf
REAL. ESTATE DEALER.
Messrs. Cko. P. How ell & Co., Advertis
ing Agents.'No. 4U Parle How. New York,
are authorized to receive advertisenisnts for
this paper at our lowest rates.
K. F. I5l"SELL,
Jleal Estate Attorney.
C. P. FFRUT,
From the Plaindealer.
Ixfokmatiox Waxtep. Of Levi Beckley.
who was last heard from at Denver City,
about six months ago, on his way to Ore
gon. Any information of said person
vould be gladly received by bis brother,
Henry Beckley, of Eikton. Oregon.
Hon. S. F. Chad wick made a very able
speech at Oakland last Saturday to a large
Mr. W. B. Singleton has shown 113 a very
ingenious invention for preventing the de
struction of fruit trees by caterpillars. It
consists of a band of tin. with a rim of
some two inches in width, arranged so as
to ela.p around tlie body of the tree. The
tin being smooth they cannot stick to it.
and thereby prevents them from ascend
ing into the branches of the tree. Tbi
will sa?e hundreds of fruit frees in this'
valley, and is of invaluable service to
every farmer in the county.
We learn from Capt, Crouch that the
Umpqua and Bohemia Road Co. have com
menced clearing their road of obstructions
preparatory to the spring travel. They
expect to have the road in good order by
the 8th of June. We also learn that some
of the quartz or orators of White Pine have
had their attention called to the Bohemia3
district, and intend to prospect it thor
oughly the coming summer.
31 r. 1j. (jr. Simmons, a liverv stable
keej er of Corvallis. hired out a horse to a
gentleman to take a short ride, but the
furse failing to come home in time, he
telegraphed the fact to Sheriff Van Buren
on last Sunday, who ascertained h;ft the
jssei! & Ferry,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS
Northwest corner of First and Washington
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE
Sale of Rent Estate. Collections made
Urpirnn arm iia'iirwvtnii 'I'., ... : ...-.-
A large amount of desirable City Prop
erty, Town Lots, Improved Farms, Stock
Ranehes, Timber Lands, Jtc. situated in the
bet portions of Oregon and Washingto
Tei ritory, for sale on reasonable terms.
Special attention iscalleiPto a Iarg5 amount
Dasirable PrcP3rty in Clackamas
FULL ABSTRACTS OF TITLE AT TI1E
BRANCH OFFICE, ON
MAIS STREET, OKEGOX CITT
At the ofHce of
JOIINrfOtf & McCOWN,
Real Esite Dickers.
No expense ii.currci unless a sale is made.
an eye o:i hit
To Si'kak. We U-arn that ex-Senator
Nemith will a" hi res s the Democracy of
Portland next Tuesday. We hope he may
favor fiie citizens of this place with a
On Tuesday, Deputy Tlo. Kent brought
the horse and rider to Roseburg. The
Grand Jury being in session, he was in
dicted, plead guilty, and will be sentenced
Cattle have been in demand, and some
sies effected. The prices are about as
follows : For two year old steers, dry cows
and heifers in calf, fcd ; cow
$2 ; fcheep. two year old wcthei
Third Street Store,
s w ith calf, the I'Mtrt ma
eis. SI lo 1 May 21:1m
HAS REMOVED HIS BUSINESS TO
TII1KO STKEET, betw.en Morri
sou and Yamhill, on the second block north
of the Methodist brick Church, where he
offers for sale CLOTHING, DRY-GOODS-GROCERIES,
and General Merchandise sS
the lowest market price, lor CASII
COURTESY CF BANCROFT LIBRARY, r -UNIVERSITY
- - V