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tSIjc iUceldn "Enterprise.
OFFICIAL PArEtt FOR CLACKAMAS COUNTT.
Oregon City, Crbgon ,
April 7, 1871.
A Good Platform-
In response to the inquiry, tvhat :fa to
bo the Southern platform, the Baltimore
Gazette says; "It is high principle.
Ptraightfoi ward honesty, and unswerving
consistency. It is to bury t lie past, to
cc?pt the -present, and to trust the future,
in the 'profound faith, that there is noth
ing so certain as the unforeseen, and that,
in tli-e thousand chances and changes of
life, there is always smrseiliir.fr in store
for those who pursue a high purpose with
a strong will. We want no platform but
an honest leader and 'manly principle.
We accept negro voting, under protest'?
and wait for time to pass its Verdict upon
if. Vfe have turned over to the republi
cans the-rbttcn plank of annexation, which
wiij Jife day be as fatal to the country as
It proved to the South We are opposed
to in rt3 far y despotism, to the interference
of Federal-authority at the polls, to the
consolidation of power, to the distribu
tion of the public lands among party
plunderers, to the squandering of the
pub IK. funds. o hih tariffs, to corrupt
legislation and to knavery and corrup
tion vof every kind, in whatever shape
they may ra.se their hydra heads. This,
purely, is platlorni enough. Our great
-strength lis in an united I tout. Let us
attack-solidly, and when we have routed
the enemy, it, will be time enough to pre
jmrVio'eans 'or maintaining our position."
Massachi'setts lit;iH;i.s. The following
resolution were introduced in the Mas
sachusetts ."Senate on ihe Uth inst., and
ordered printed :
1,'esolred, That every invasion by one
department of the (.iovernincut ot the
t enseal iveof another letids to defeat
the fundamental principles of constitu
tional government ; itiat it shall be a
Government of law and not of men.
Jitsotwd. That the pvo.p!e ot Massa
chusetts Lave seen with al um an att-empi
unhappily successful, by the i 'iCf-idt'iit ot
the United States, not officially pro
claimed "out notorious and avowed bv its
Fiipporters, to dictate the organization
and appointment of the Committee on For
eign Relations in the Senate of tlie United
I lestIced. That the Senate's submitting
to dictation of the Executive in the ap
pointment of the Committee on Foreign
Kelations, implies a subserviency which
disqualifies that branch tor the independ
ent performance of i;s constitutional du
ties, to superv ise nominations and treaties
laid before, the Senate by the I'resid.-nt.
and threatens the lemoval of a great bul
wark against Executive usurpation.
Black Dkop. Don Piatt says : We
have taken a good deal of that mixture
called black drop7' of late years. We
have-hud tbe iiegro crowded down our
throats sugar-coated with human rights,
equality, and all that sort of thing. Bui
we are not exact ly prepared to go crazy
on the .snbjict of this proportion to admit,
by resolution, a State (San 'Domingo)
made up of b nbarians. black as the ace
ofspades and ignorant as hcrses, to say
nothing of the cruelty and beastly prac
tices peculiar to the race in that condition.
The Administration is driving this through
in the teeth of the Constitution and the
will of the people.
The Radicals seem to be very anxious
torehtin the '-fruits of tl e late war.''
They ask very pathetically whether they
shall surrender the fruit."' A:c They
h ive stored them away so deep in their
pockets I hat there is no use to try and
make them surrender it up. No Radical
who has ImdPany chance to pocket some
of the ' fruits" but what he has availed
himself of the -opportunity. Read the
following in proof ;
A Wash'ngton special says there are
three hundred and twenty-six defaulting
Internal Revenue Collectors in the United
States, the totaJ amount ol whose in
debtedness foots up over S'2(Ji) Oud.OUO
six twentieths of which is due from ten
Co L. 'I he Radical papers console
GQlhemselves gith the idea that the San Do
mingo job is a grand success, and that the
President is completely vindicated in hi.
course. It is somewhat astonishing to think
that men will have such poor opinion of
the American people as to suppose that
they will.be deceived by such trash. No
body .expected any thirg else but a white
washing report from a committee appoint
ed by the President himself. It is not
piipposab!e matter that he would haveep
pointed any- one who was opposed to his
little scheme. The report might as we it
been nfa.de wilhou' going to the expense
ot) visiting the island. It was a settled
thing before they started.
Fk'ono Voi.lmk. The issue of the 2Sth
of the ri'tiu'le'der. Win. Thompson, pub
lisher. commenced the second volume ot
that most excellent paper. We are no:
saying anything in flattery of that paper
when wf declare that it is one of the very
best edited papers in Ihe State, and it.
typographical appearance is entirely
faultless?. It is a en-ditto Doeg'as county
and wo hope ii may continue to receive
the liberal support ot the Democracy ol
Goon. .The New York Democrat has
tliis to say in response to a certain theory :
" This" theory lhat man is descendant
from the monkey may be all right to talk
about. b;it if the monkeys have been
watching the party which is in power for
the past few years they would be justified
in committing suh-ide. It is a serious
charge to bring against a monkey that
tries to be good.
Tonj Wfxi.Ln. The Waila Walla
Statesman of a recent date says :
The Jlessetiyer. a religious paper, pub
lished at Monmouth, l'olk county. Oregon,
gives up the ho!e of its first page aid
(-tart ot the fourth page to a long-winded
letter from Alphabetical Henderson and a
reply by the editor to the old spooney "s
verbiage. A man who has seme enough
to run eve a religious paptr should un
derstand that these long, prosy articles
are never read. Short, crispy paragraphs
are wha. the reading put. lie demand, and
the editor who di.-regards the public taste
in this respect will soon riad his occupa
Oregon- City, Okegox. April C, 1871.
Mn. Editoii :--In your article of last
week, wherein the wrong done to the tax
payers of Clackamas county by Warner's
assessment of theratlroad track (21 miles)
is so tatth'ully portrayed, you do an in
justice m coupling your aspersions against
both htm and the Republican party.' If a
person commits a default in office, which
is as promptly condemned as Warner's
is by all Republicans, your only line of
attack is to beiatethe judgment of the
partv for nominating a man who turns out
so poorly. There is but one expression
heard Irom every man wj.o hears Ihe tacts
stated in relajion to this assessment, and
that is. that "a great wrong lias been com
mitted, arid we intend to hold the guilty
party and fits accessories in office respon
sible for it.r' This is the universal judg
ment, coming from tiepublicans and Dem
ocrats alike, and denotes that, that vigi
lance which is the price of honesty, is not
dead et, in either party. The feeling is
g.'ining gronnd that the "unwise Walt and
ihe mummy County Commissioners are as
much responsible lor that inncture of af
fairs which brought about, a new assess
ment as V'ur:ier is himself, and the result
will be a purification of ihe party camp.
If we cannot nominate men for office who
ate like Csesar s wife, ' free from suspi
cion.'' it would be ri-ht for the people to
elect such Democratic candidates, if yon
will nominate ilvein. but until then, we feel
as if we could take care "of the offices
without your aid. However, there is but
one feeling about the matter: Thar it
w;is unfair, unwise, impolitic, unconscion
able and j :fckassaeussiical." So do not
be unfair and Maine the Republican .party
for the misdemeanor of officials who have
violated their trust against, the wishes of
all true Republican. Although I am not
so officious as some are to proclaim this
scandal. I no ie.S feel the injustice and
want, of judgment our officials have sanc
tioned, and as deeply re;iet it.
Ax Old IlKrtia.iCAX.
In our article last week we simply gave
the facts in this matter, and put the re
sponsibility where it belongs. The officers
ans simply carrying out the conditions of
their election, and when a parly makes
such combinations as the Republicans did
last June, in order that they could elect
their ticket, the party cannot shirk the re
sponsibility on a few individuals. It is a
univei'al rule to hold the parlies responsi
ble for the public acts of its representa
tive men, and here our "Old Republican"'
Iriend acknowledges that nearly all of the
county officials have-been guilty of a great
wrong to the tax-payers of this county.
With such a record as he presents lor his
patty associates, how can he expect the
people to dace any confidence in the men
who control and run the party? We are
not surprised at our friend seeking to take
this sin c-fT the shoalders of his party, but
the masses will hold it to its -responsibility,
and it will be realized when they have
an opportunity to express their condemn
ation. The election of the Republican
ticket in this county in 1872. whether Mr.
Warner is on the ticKet or not. will and
ought to be regarded as an endorsement
of its party administration. We appre
hend that the people will not look at this
matter in the same light as our friend and
will administer a just rebuke to the party
which has o outrageously betrayed the
confidence reposed in it.
Liaorder at the South.
That the ffonth is disorderly in many
places we are well prepared to admit.
says the Hmmnier. How could it be
othei wise than disorderly, when the be.-t
citizens have been disfranchised and all
power put into the liands of the isrnorant.
.he vile and the unscrupulous; when leg
islation has been made a burlesque and
justice a farce ? What is now happening
in the South is rothing more than the
cooler heads tirnonsr the Republicans
pointed out as sine to happen, should the
Radical policy of reconstruction be car
ried out. Yet Corgress, learning nothing
from experience, is preparing 'o carry the
policy of hatred and coercion to stiil
.'urther lengths. The result can only be
a still closer approach to anarchy. As
die Washington correspondent of the most
influential Radical journal of the West,
die Chicago Tribune, says :
If you want, to make Illinois Ku Klux.
advocate the disfranchisement ot ail thein
tltuMiTi d residents, and when you have
paralyzed l hem. keep picking their pock
ets, abuse them at Wa.-hingion. and stir
them up with the pole of a frequent inves
tigation committee! A
government will come, out of the inevita
oie necessity for it, and it had bnter be
ministered by the old rebel officers, who
know how to make it respected, than by
i-squad of pulling, w hining strangers, con
temptible w hence they came and w herev
er they emigrate.
Connecticut Election. The telegraph
wires are down again and we are without
any definite news as to the result in Con
necticut. It would not surprise us if the
iiadical teport first received is false, which
would account for the line being down,
t has a faculty of breaking whenever an
lection gaes Democratic.
The telegrah has failed to tell us to this
day the actual result in New Hampshire.
Eastern papers give Gov. Weston. Dem
ocrat, a majority, while the telegraph left
his election to the Legislature, and also
jives both branches of the Legislature
Democratic. Time will tell the story.
Democratic Eua. We have received a
r rospec'us for a paper w ith the above ti
tle, to be commenced at East Portland
about the 20ih inst. by Messrs. Hicks A
'.levaley The paper is to be published
weekly. Democratic in politics and devo
ted to the interest of East Portland and
the State at large. Mr. Hicks is an old
newspaper man and his partner is highly
recommended by those who know him
We wish thd Ent ab-andant success, know
ing that it will be an able paper under the
management of these gentleman.
An exchange having remarked " fhe
Pre.-ident gave the office-hunters the slip
last Saturday and spent the day in Batti
more."' The Louisville Courier-Journal
r.avs.- When the President gives an oflice
hunter the slip you may safely swear that
fhe office-hunter has nothing to give the
Ext.akguo The last issue of the
Albany Democrat comes to us enlarged to
an eight column paper, being 32 c alums
It is a good paper and w-e h-ope it may
always meet with the liberal support it
has heretofore received. May abundant
success attend its useful career.
The report of the drowning of A. naek
e'man. of L'mn county, he says, was total
A Letter fr om Lsne o tmty.
Wo publish the following extracts from
a letter received by us from an old friend
and sound Democrat in Lane County :
A Noltnku Deau oi d Fkjend : Long
years have o'er us. run since we began to
fight shoulder toshouldel- for ihf principles
of that party to which we looked for the
salvation and perpetuation "of the ins'itu
tions bequeathed to 'us by greater, better
and wiser men than it has been cur good
fortune to behold in these late degenerate
days. I may well say that we first met in
- The tumult, the broil, the delerium of
war; when ihe clang of arms was heard
on the historic batiks of the Potomac ;
when fanaticism :tnd political lunacy
swept like a baneful contagion over the
land; when the lowering clouds of war
obscured both the mental and physical
visions of men ; when proscription like a
besom cwept true manhood from places
of power and influence ; when men's
hearts failed them because fools shouted
treason at every one who dared to think
for himself; when blustering cowards
forsook bulb friends and principles,' met
and joined heart and hand and linked
our political fortunes to what was then
deemed a helpless cause; without hope
of reward but with implicit faith that ice
tcere right and that r'njld would ultimately
triumph, we struf gled on against power,
poverty and a haughty majority, till the
banner that trailed in the dust waved tri
umphantly over us. and instead of the in
stilling shouts of traitor"and " treason"
we heard the glad voices ot patriotic men
rejoicing over a Democratic victory and
the downfall of proscription, infamy and
senseless and soulless fanaticism in Oregon!
Though we were not statesmen, orators
or experienced politicians ; though we
had not money or friends to aid our cause,
we had nerie, grit aid backbone hot to
yield, and I shall always? look back with
pride to the days we buried defiant an
athemas, it nothing stronger, in the faces
ot our enemies through the columns of
The fruit of the tree ice planted turns to
dust in our hands ; strangers are reaping
the field which ice voiced in former years
and a righteous poverty is the proud estate
of those,, who toiled in sorrow to save a
sinking and. distracted party.
I shall never regret laboring for princi
ple, but 1 never shall indorse such a
" policy'7 as nominated Blair in 18Gb: nor
such a cause as was pursued by our last
Oregon Legislature. Jf we are to "ac
cept the situation" receive the lath
Amendment" as law as I believe our
Jjorris does please count me out. if we
aie to abandon out ancient fund marks,
neglect our pledges, ' promises, platforms
and pro!es.--ious to make headway, then
I'm not on that bout. If we adhere to the
doctrines ol State Rights as taught by
Jefferson and Madison and practiced by
Jackson, Polk and others, and added to
this opposition to Banks, to Iaiif s and
overpowering corporations, then you may
ai was s couni me one in the Democratic
par'y ; but if our elections and political
conteMs are converted into races tor
spoils.'' ph.nder and offices for a few. at
the expense of the people, I'll not ran lor a
I rize. nor bet for those lhat do ; Ih s much
tor political mallets! Let us talk ot local
and persoal affairs now !
The elder Grant, the Presidents father,
has been trying the office brokerage busi
ness, -as will be seen from the following
letter. It shows, thai the old man has an
eye to business. II is last eHuit in this di
rection was an attempt to bribe Capt.
Sioms, of Cincinnati, for a recommanda
iion ot a certain person to the position of
Assessor of Internal Revenue. I'he Cap
tain, being an honest man, was removed
because he lehised to collude with Grant's
taiher. Here are the words of Captain
Stems himself: "lie (Mr. Jesse R.Grant,)
in conversation with me; made use of
these words substantially : So and so
has offered me $50 J for a re appointment
as ganger, lie is a rascal, but if you will
recommend him I will take bis money and
give you one-half of it'. I declined the
The following letter, in connection with
tin; above is interesting.
Private and confidential.
Cincinnati. Janua.iy 1(. 1871.
V. S. Grant. I'reshlent of the United Stales:
Sin: In all your eventful career in the
army and in the presidency. 1 have ever
been your unflinching friend. An imper
ative necessity now demands tit my hands
the indi eiiR'tit of a letter to you of an
extremely painful nature.
The newspapets are reporting-the dis
charge ol my son. Captain Horace G. Stoms.
irom the Assessor's ofTice, through the in
tiuence of the President's father.
Now, Mr. President, if you knew all the
facts in ihe case, that deed would never
.have been perpetrated. My son has lost
a small ofliee, but thank God, not Ids lion
or. And it is for thts adherence to prin
ciple that he is cut olf in the nicK of lime,
when an office presented itself of such
emoluments as might do him justice. A
tew discreditable people in this region,
finding out that the President's father had
a weakness in the love of money, sought
his influence with my son to be made
ganger of whisky, by bribery. My son
nipped it in die bad. and. to this day. out
oi ure pi y far I. is" infirmly (tie i r.-.-i-den.
s father) and respect for the Presi
dent, he has kept the matler from publici
ty. Suffice it to say. an exposure would
dishonor his name and be injurious to the
administration that sought his advice
alone against troops of blends for Capt.
Sioms. And now, Mr. President, 1 am a
man of ch.. raiter. and speak of that ichich
I do personal! y know. 1 would tie glad of
it i r.v.ie iuteiview. but that is n.t i os
s.b.e now. But what I have written you
is d jt:e more in sorrow than in anger. All I
want for my son is stern justice, aud this
he ha not had. No mortal knows of my
.-ending this letter. Neither of my sons.
All 1 have to say in conclusion is. let
juuiee tie done though the heavens fall
Yours truly, William Stoms.
The Lxambar. speaking of the above,
says: Under the recent Act of Congress
amendatory of the Act to enforce the
amendments to the Constitution, if a
Southern planter discharge a negro for
voting contrary to his wishes he is liable
to a fine of five hundred dollars or impris
onment for one year; but here is the Pres
ident removing a man from office for re
fusing to accept a bribe, and share it with
his tail er I Was there ever know n, even
in the worst days of Roman corruption,
when Ihe offices were put up to the high
est bidder, a more disgraceful prostitution
of high official position ?
Tiik Repokt: Senator Wade is very en
thusiastic in his report for the annexation
of San Domingo, and declares that the
darkies of that section are orderly and in
dustrious This is the same individual
who went through all the Chinese brothels
of San Francisco, under charge of a spe
cial policeman, and then went Hist to laud
the Chinese ;tnd declare them more worthy
of citizenship than the Irish.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Washington. March 31. A Washington
correspondent writes that President Grant
will not a.-k a consideration of the San
Domingo report this session, but that he
has by no means given up the idea ol an
nexation. The Republican Convention for the Dis
trict of Columbia, organized to-day With
Fred Douglass as President and his two
sons among the delegates. On an infor
mal ballot' Gen. N. P. Chipman, now Sec-
retary under the act providing for a gov
ernment for the District of Columbia, re
ceied 11 votes as candidate lor Congress,
Douglas 27. scattering 37.
Washington. April 1. In the Senate to
day, Waddell and Shober. of North Caro
lina, defended iheir State from the charge
Subscriptions to the new loan to day
were s1.415, 050. Total to date $50,015,
050. Washington, April 2. The Treasury
will sell during April SS.OUO.UdO of gold,
and buy Sld.udO.OJd of bonds.
Shellabarger wiil endeavor lo close the
debate in the House on the K.t-Klux bill
to morrow, though he will allow time for
offeitng ami discussing amendments. It is
generally believed that the bill will pass
the House in its present form.
The story relative to the Alabama col
lege scrip, and Senator Warner's connec
tion therewith, is declared by that gentle
man to be false and malicious; that so far
from collusion with Governor Smith to
depreciate scrip for personal advantage,
he introduced a bill in the Legislature
taking the control of scrip out of the hands
of the Goei nor, in order to protect it
from depreciation by artificial pressure.
Washington, April '. In the Senate
Sherman's resolution instructing the Ju
diciary Committee to report a bill to'abcl
ish Lu-Kliix being under consideration.
Blair argued that thu ineas-ire w as an as
sumption of the power ot Congress to
punish a violation of state laws.
Alluding o the- reconstruction acts.
Blair said that whenever the Supreme
Courl had any oppotunity to pass upon
any ca-e connected with them, it had in
variably pronounced them unconstitution
al, and Congress, knowing they were un
constitutional passed an act to prevent
the Supreme Cour from passing directly
upon its reconstruction measures. He
.. ,:.i .i . '
fuiu nit- ueiuucrauc pat ty. w tnie U Oe
lieved their acts to be unconstitutional,
did not, as had been charged, intend to
overthrow them by force. The only
measures to which the Democratic party
would resort were constitutional measures.
Scott, interrupting, quoted fro hi the
Broadhead letter of Blair, that the Presi
dent elect should disperse the carpet-baggers
Blair said he was not the Democratic
party, and the Democratic party was not
Blair; and he repeated that the Democrats
had never threatened to use violent means
to overthrow the constitutional acts of
Congress. He (Blair) believed that the
President, having taken oath that osdh
to support the Constitution should stand
to it, w hether against Congress or individ
uals, for he believed that Congress, violat
ing the Constitution, was no more than a
mob; sttid lhat an army could be made to
undo Ihe work of usurpation, but no force
would be necessary. If the army was
withdrawn, the infamous carpet-bag gov
ernments would bill of themselves, lie
charged that Republicans in North Caro
lina, during the Presidential canvass of
IhllS. had in an address, advised negroes
to burn fhe b u ns of people w ho despised
them on account of their polities.
Poole, interrupting, said the address
bore no such construe ion. and no sensi
ble man could put such a construction up
Blair said il was so regarded at the time,
and he reviewed at length the comli'ion
ol affairs in North and South Carol n i
allegation and corruption, fraud and vil
lainy reigned supreme, lie cpioted from
the Republican papers of Sou til Carolina,
articles severely commenting on the vil
lainy of the Legislature, and also quoted
remarks of Governor Scott, that one oi
the greatest, curses afil'.cting
liua was a herd of utisornp
Inters from the Notth coin
; there for
Sheiman admitted that the Legislature
of South Cat'olm i had behaved slnmiefuily.
but unless the Sena'or proposed some rem
edy had ho right to bi ;n; the matler in
Blair said he had a right to arraign this
body for destroying local sell-government
Sawyer said ever rone voted in the
South Carolina, and there were not over
2.500 in the State debarred from holding
office under the Fourteenth amendment
but the position of the Democratic party
in Somh Carolina was such lhat no con
siderable number would accept a proffer
of office, being influenced by the position
of tie Democratic-party in the North, and
by 'he Broadhead letter ol the Senator, to
refuse' office for sentiment.
Blair continued, reviewing the condi
tion of other Southern States. Crime, he
declared had been enormously increased
under Republican rule referring to the
Y eiger ease, w hich had been brought in
to the discussion by Sherman.
Biatr rend from the staieinent of coun
sel to prove that the case had been kept
out of Ihe Supreme Court lor fear the re
construction acts under w hich Yeger Avas
committed would be declared unconstiui
Without concluding his speech, Blair
gave way for an executive session, after
which the Senate adjourned.
The House spent the entire day and
evening session iu discussm; the Jvu-Klux
Cincinnati. April Davis, Republican,
is elected Mayor by 2 500 majority. The
vote was unusually heavy
lLviMToim. April D It is impossible at
present- to give an accurate estimate oi
the result, ol the election to-day. The to
tal vote might reach 1)7.00'.) or "1)8.000. but
it is not likely to fall below these figures.
The Stale is very close, and both sides are
confident. In Waterbury. Ivendnck Dem.)
for Congress, tuns behtnit his ticket. The
Democrats concede the election ot Strong
(Rep.), in the District. There will be a
handsome Republican gain in New
i:uiiopk.v" WAR xeWs.
London. April 1. One thousand re
leased French soldiers have arrived at
Gulckstadt, the capital of Ilolstein. from
Germany. A number are expected this
evening. The transports are waiting to
take iheni to Fiance.
Bismarck has promised the Chamber of
Commerce at Suarsburg that Germany
w iii compensate the inhabitants of Alsace
ar.d Lorraine at the same accorded to
those provinces when they were annexed
under similar circumstances to France.
A Berlin dispatch says the Cross Gazette
to-day announces lhat tue proposal of the
French Government to Germany for an
ineieasfi'e-t the number of French 'troops
in Paris, in consequence of Ihe disturb-,
uncus in that city, has been agreed to.
The German Government has also
promised, in case ol the spread or dis
turbances beyond Pari?,-to" place the De
partments occupied by German troops in
a .slate of siege, according to the French
laws. The number and disposition of the
German forces in France will not be
changed. . .
VibNNA. April 2. Mot D'Ordre says
the sittings ot the Commune will soon be
public The same piper says that battal
lions. provided w ith cam piug material,
inarched out yesterday in the direction
"i ne Commune, desiring a conciliatory
settlement ol the question as to the matur
ity ot bills, asked workingmen's societies
and Chambers of Commerce to give their
views on the subject. A conference was
held yesterday with merchants, and the
Commune decided to accept the proposi
tion for partial payment without predju
dicing the question of ultimate liability
of such bills.
The official journal declares fhe object
of the revolution is to guarantve the per
petuity of a Republic by laying the foun
dation broad, deep t hd immova ble.
Lonhon April 2.-r-Bismarck informed
Thiers that unless the indemnity is paid
before the llith inst.. 80.000 Germans Will
enter Paris, suppress' the revolution and
remain until the money is all paid.
All the gates of Parris have been re
opened, except that of Passy.
Veksaillks, April 1. Seuitez. with 5)00
men, deieated the iiisuignts atNarboune.
and captured their leaders. Marseilles
has reorganized the regular govereinent.
, The Commune in Paris is divided, agi
tated and powerless. The Assembly is
sitting tranquilly at Versailles surrounded
by the best army France ever had.
"London. April" 2. The following is just
received from Versailles: Several thous
and Naiioual Guard, occupying Putteni,
Courbooie and the Bridge of Neuilly
have been routed by troops, who c.t tried
the bairicades. and the defenders fled into
the cny. The moral effect of the affair is
The party of Order still hold possession
of the bank ol France. The Bank how
ever, lo save itself from being plundered,
has advanced three million lrancs to the
Organization and equipment of march
ing batallions it) Paris is actively going
on. The army of Versailles lias occupied
St. Cloud and the line of the Seine.
Ni;w Yokk. April !i. A special Paris
correspondent telegraphs Sund ly even
ing : There was a serious engagement
this morning between the Government
troops and Communis?. 2.000 National
Guards marched on Cottrteo Forestiers.
The Captain of the latter gal lopped up,
intending to address the Communists,
when a Zouave shot him dead. General
action followed. The -gendarmes took
live prisoners who were shot immediately.
The guns of Fort Valerian swept the road,
when the Communists lied. 200 insur
gents were killed and many wounded.
The Nationals still hold Port Maillot.
Battalilons and artillery are hurrying up.
A correspondent telegraphed from Ver
sailles on the evening of the 2d : A crisis
is at hand. Two batteries are in motion
on the Paris road, and ambulances are
ready. Bismarck has given permission
for any number of troops to be massed
near Paris, and says if order is not re
stored in Paris by ihe 15th inst., Germans
will enter. This is reliable.
London, April 3. A Times special says
fighting at Coui tevoi was sharp. Reports
as to w ho tired the first shot are conflict
ing. The Nationals were lirst driven into
Courtevoi. where they maintained them
selves some time, protected by houses ;
at hist they Were sheiled out by Fort Va
lerieii. and fell back to ihe bridge at
Neuilly. where they kept up a hottusilade
from this positich. They were again
forced to i elite, and finally withdrew into
the city and shut the gates.
Vkicsaillks. April '.'. Government
troops did not attempt to follow. Lstima
ied loss of Nationals is 200. Popular in
dignation against, the Versailles govern
ment is terrilic. Nationals threaten lo at
Paris, April 2. Fighting has been go
ing on since yesterday morning at various
points. In the Place De La Concorde,
this morning, cannonading in the direc
tion of Ne.iil y was distinctly hear I. The
lofiress of Mont Valerieti opened upon
the columns of Nationals, which were
marching on Connevoi. and kept up a
cotr inuons lire sever l hours to prevent
them Irom establishing themselves in po
sition there. The Nationals were finally
Compelled to letteut with considerable
B Ki.i.tN. April 3. Emperor William re
plying to a congratulatory address voted
by the Reichstag, ihauks that body for
loy alty and devotion.
Vkksam.i.ks. April' 3. McMahon has
been appointed Commander-in-Chief ol
the. Government forces.
Faui.-'. April 3 The Commune issued a
pt'oclanl itii'oi saying we h ive been at
tacked by the Versailles Government.
We have a mission lo protect the city, and
count on the aid of citizens. There was
ii Continued movement among the Corn
mune forces during Ihe night. Distant
cannonade .was audible ibis morning.
The rappol Is be'taen everywhere.
London. April 3. The Paris Commune
has is-ned a deciee arraigning Thiers.
Pacard. Favre. Duf mr. Simon and Pith
low before a tribunal ol the people and
ordering their properties to be siezed.
Another decree pronounces the separat ion
of Church and Stale, suppressing religious
bodies ai d abolishes national property.
Jc.-T So. l'he New Voik Herald, speak
ing of the New Hampshire election and
the removal of Sumner, has Ihe following.
Still, there is great danger that this at
tempt of General Grant to introduce the
discipline of a regular army into this free
niibitia organization of the Republican
party may break up the whole concern.
The State election in New Hampshire to
morrow, we expect, will throw some light
upon this subject. They have had time
enough there to lotni a judgment upon
this l emoval of Sumner. The New Hamp
shire Republicans are intelligent men.
and they tight for their party like old
soldiers, if. therefore, to-morrow New
Hampshire shall go tor the Democracy, it
will be a sign ot an impending general
Republican break-up. Otherwise, it is
probable lhat, the sacrifice of Sumner will
be accepted by ihe parly as the casting
of Jonah overboard an act required to
save the ship.
The election having gone Democratic,
it may be considered that Grant is" the
Poor. Simxkk. The following is tele
graphed as a conclusive argument for
Sumner to wheel into the rank on the
San Domingo question. If he does not.
the wrath of nigger Douglass Will forever
be upon his while head :
Fred Douglass had art interview with
the President yesterday. He strongly
favors the annexation of Dominica, ttnd
s ivs the Dominicans are far superior to
the ILiytiens. The Government of Hayti
is no Republic, but the worst, form of des
potism He regrets Sumner's course, and
thinks he will change lus vievrs after read
ing the report of the Commissioners : If
not. then Douglass will regard his opposi
tion as factious, and Sumner as the first
foe of the colored people on the continent.
A R vnic.vL C.viu'KT-Ba;gkrV Head oi-e.
The North Carolina Senate has found
Gov. Holden guilty of the charges as set
f rth in the articles of impeachmC-at, and
have removed him from office, and" de
clared him disqualified from holding any
office of honor or profit. So tar so good ;
but the measure of Justice is not yet full.
This wicked tyrant, who instituted a
dragoonade against, his own people, and
applied tort -ire to citizens, to compel them
to give false testimony, should yet swing
from the gillows.
The IJ:d Jiock Democrat says that j;tras"
Long.neyer. of Morm n Basin, has been
missing since the IGth ult. It is feared
that he h is been fouly de;lt wi:h, as he
had considerable money with him when
To th3 People of the State of Oregon-
The baneful effects of intemperance up
on the morality of our people and the
body-pclitic of the State of Oregon de
mand the earnest attention of her citizens.
As a blight upon morality in destroying
lives, ruining. eculs, producing misery, and
in causing sickness, sorrow, hunger ami
nakedness, instead of health, happiness
and plenty, it surpasses all others, and be
comes the over-shadowing evil of our
country. The political evils that result
from the liquor traffic are a serious and
growing cause of alarm. It is a lamenta
ble tact that the larger portion of our tax
burden is the result o! intemperance, that
it peoples the receptacles for criminals at
our Capital and the various county seats,
that it is vastly instrumental in burdening
the State with ihe support of ihe insane
at our Asylum, and the poor ar.d destitute
in our several counties, that more than
two-thirds of the cases on our criminal
df.ckets in Police. Justice and Circuit
Courts arise directly or indirectly as its
effects, besides the capital, worse than
wasted in its support, the time that is hist,
the homes that are desolate, the bright
prospects that are blighted, the many citi
zens of our young State that are being
annually ruined, the drunken fights' and
street brawls lhat disgrace our many com
munities, and the powerful yet pernicious
influence that this monster evil exerts in
the enactments of the various laws upon
our statute books, on the customs and
usages of the people at lai ee. and in the
corruption of the ballot-box. All these
things conlinutilly growing upon us, and
each succeeding day. month and year be
coming more frightfully alarming and
proporiionably harder to eradicate, even
aside from the immense social and moral
degeneracy to w hich it is constantly giving
rise, call upon the citizens of our Slate to
rise in their might Htid endeavor to check
the fearful ravages ; and as this evil will
continue unless something is done to stop
it. and that promptly and decisively. there
to re. we. the undersigned, having been se
lected for that purpose, do hereby issue a
call to the temperance people of Oregjn
to meet in Convention, iu Salem, on Fri
day, the Kith day of June. IS71.
The object ol ihis Convention being to
compare notes, discuss princip'es, to se
cure concert of action on the part of the
different temperance elements in our State,
and to devise measures for tne enactment
of such laws as will assist in driving the
tempter from our land- -
We would especially v.rgo upon all
Christian Churches. Lcclesiastical bodies
and Temperance organizations to send
delegates, and upon ail temperance men
aud women not Connected with such or
ganizations to meet at .such times and
places as may b,jst ;.uit them, and choose
delegates, w ho will assist will) their coun
sels and views.
Let us corn? together as citizen, having
the best interests of our young State aud
the future tiiuinpli of. the temperance
cause i-.t heat t and secure a u nited and
determined action on the patt of the co
workers in this great reform.
J. B. McClane. Salem: Jacob Conser.
Jefferson ; Win. Roberts. Poriland; liver
Jackson. Hiilsboro: R W. Rvari. Ponlaml;
W. R. Bi.-hop. H.irrisbu rg; C. B. Roland.
Jefferson; G. V . Dimmick, Needy; J. W.
Shrum. Silverton: J. B. Lindsay, Mon
mouth; G. W. Richardson. Bethel; J. II.
Fnish. Portland; W. Powell, Dayton; M.
C. George, Albany.
The following is the latest received fr m
Connecticut. It will be seen t' at it differs
s. iuewhiit from the dispatch of the 3d :
llAiiTFoKi), April o. A revised account
of votes iurni-hed by town Clerks gives
English a mijori'y o! 17. with a probabil
ity ol .-entering voies enoujfh lo pat the
election into ibe General Assembly.. Cou
grescloual majoilles are as lollows : 1st
Congressional D.s rict, Strong, 273; 2d
Dis.rici. Kedogg. -17; 4ih Disirict. Barnuin.
11; od Uis;rici. .S.iiikwea.hcr. 1.-103. 'i he
LegiSia.nre stands: Senate. 1 8 liep ; b Means
and Democrat.-.; iloiine, 13 ) Republicans
and lOci Democrats. Starkweather and
Barnum are Democrats.
Gonk. Gov. Woods has left us for good.
lie departed on the Sieauur last Tuesday
lor his iiiture home in Salt Lake City to
take his office as Governor oi Utah. If he
dv'tit make a belter Executive for those
people man he did for Oregon, we sy mpa
thize wim ihe .Mormons, loose people
have been gniity of a great sin. but we
hardly ilnuii they have been guily to such
an exieut as to Ueserve such a punishment.
Democuatiu Yicrouv. At the school
meeting held, in Portland, the Democrats
carried the first district, which has hereto
fore been giving large Radical majorities.
The Directors elected are .V. P. IA unison
and Dr. J. A. Chapman. B.J. Ladd was
eiec ed Clerk by 6J. majoriiy. This is qui. e
ii victory, cou.idei lug mat il i.-, one ot the
struug-uolds ol ihe Radical pariy,
Pu: in Voia'me. The Mountain Orao-
cral, an able paper published by .Messis.
Kelly Curtis, at La Grande, has entered
its liith volume, with brilliant prospects
lor future success. We wish its publishers
abundant prosperity, and hope they. shall
announce lo their readers many new vol
umes. The Diitkhknck. The Pailroad Corn
piny this week paid City taxes on one
mile of the road assessed at $10. Odd
Warner, the Sheriff of this county, assessed
21j miles at b a fraction, over one
lint: of what the one mile is assessed at by
the City. Wh it d) the tax-payers of the
county think of this ?
The Reason. The reason why the Rad
ical politicians are so anxious to have San
Domingo annexed is, that it would give
them about eight nigger Senators and
about twenty or more nigger Representa
tives. We don t want, any ot u in ours.
We have enough niggers there now.
Work to Commence. The Dallctin says
that orders have been issued to have the
railroad complete to the 100 mile post by
the 1st of May. It also way thai work
will soon be commenced on the west side;
Coming. We see it stated that Grant
will leave Washington for S in Francisco
on the 1st of next month. This will be a
good opportunity for the Federal office
seekers to gel their presents ready.
Reports from ihe South say that since
the absence of the persons summoned to
Washington to testify concerning Ku
Iviux outrages, the country is compara
Fire. Tne Democrat says that the store
and goods belonging to Lewis Solomon,
at Lancaster. Lane county, were destroy
ed by fire on the night of the 24th ult. It
is supposed to have been the work of an
Marriek. Our friend A. L'. Richardson,
Esq., of I'urtand, Was married last Thurs
day. We Wish him and his bride a long
and happy lile. He is one of the best and
most enterprising citizens of Oregon, and
deserves all the blessings of this world.
We publish a temperance call in another
column by request. Those inlcresred in
the mutter will take notice.
Heallliltn a beauty or its own. 3i
eruptions, sores or disc.'.lorations disflur'e
or acnoy the mnn or woman whose stomacr
liver and bowels do their duty horoughfe'
To compel them to their work, to render
impossible for them to do it in a slovenls
imperfect way, it is only hecesary to take
fevYiduses of '. 1 Hiker g Vin,pr niv
tvrs. This potent vegetable specific reno
vates every w eakened organ and controls
every disordered function.
J J t i : r
ft .000 Ukward is offered bv the proprietor
of Dr. Pierce' Alt..Ext. or Golden Medic!
..Discovery, lor a med cine that will equal ,ii
in the cure ot a'l severe lingering nought,
'Liver Complaint" or Bdliousness, "ani
all diseases arising Irom impurity of thjb
blood, as Eruptions, Pimples. Blotches and
boils. Sold bv dmcsists. The Gen uine ba.4
Dr. Pierce's private. Government Stamj on
the outside wrapper, i uis puvaie emmy
has the Doctor's not rait, name and address
and the words "II. S. Certificate tif Genuine
ness" engraved on the same.
To Cure a Cough, to reliee all irrita
tions of the throat, to prevent hoarseness-,
to restore perfect, soundness and health to
the most delicate organization of the human
frame the Lungs, use Wistar's Balsam of
Cliecrinn PVts tor tlie Ulllions. ,
Every day demonstrates more clearly
that liver complaint, in all its distressing
forms, can be controlled and cured without
difficulty or inconveniecne. It is an obstin
ate di-ease, but its ohstinacy is not proof
against the pertinacious, remedial and re
Morative operation of Hestetters . Stomach
Bitters. That genial corrective compels the
organ, la do Us duty. It must secrete regu
larly and healthfully under the influence of
the Bitters. Their action brings it back
from a state of rebellion into perfect liar:
niony with the laws of health. If there is
side-uc' e, or back-ache, it., ceases; if the
skin and the whites of the eyes are - tinged
with supeilluous bile, they recover their
natural hue; if the appetite is gone, it re
turns ; if the digestion, is impaired, it is re- '
stored ; in brie!, whatever, the symptoms of)
the complaint may- tie. and whatever the
phase it has. assumed, a cure is certain.
Such are the 'uniform Ifeets of thi propera.-
tion where billions disease has been already
developed ; but in cases where there is
meiely a constitutional tendency to liver
complaint, it may he prevented throughout
lile ly the rvjrular use, in small quantities!,
of this pal atab e antidote. These are proven
facts, and should, be seriously pondered -6r,
rather, tl.ey shoidd lie promptly acted upon
by all persons of bidious hu&its.
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.REAL ESTATE in this CITY and
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localities. , ej!J)i.-tinir of LoT&s 1IALH
BLOCKS and BLOCKS, BOUSES and
STOKLS : a!-o
IMPROVE!) FARMS, and valftabls
uncultivated LANDS, located in ALL parts
of the STATE tor SALE.
REAL ESTATE and other Property
purchased for Correspondents, in this CITY'
arid ihro .ghout tne STATES and TERRL
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AGENCY BUSINESS transacted.
AGENTS of tin OFFICE in all the
CITIES and TOWNS in the.Si A tE. will re
ceive des rij.ti t;s or FARM PROPERTY
andiforwai d the same to the above address.
Feb. 3, 1871.
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DEALER IN REAL ESTATE AND OTHER
Conimissiot.er Se;ecting Swamp and Orel
flowed Lands. ' j
Farm Lands sold and purcfiasers obtained
for all kinds ot" bun led propeity. -.. Q
Yid aab e securities translerred in exchange
for real estate.
Loans negotiated on property, and titles
examined and determined.
Cornmis-ions solicited and executed with
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S.E. corner of Main and Filth streets, at 7 1-2
o'clock. Yisiting members are invited to
attend. By order of W. C. T.
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Nations on the Firt,and Third Stitur-
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Q Meet on the Second and Fourth
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In the County Court, Clackamas County, Oreeon
In Ihn ......... . . . 1 I . . ... - . c
teiAltAII A. JACKSON, THE ADMINISTRA-"
r trix of said Est ate, having filed her eeounts.
ari'l vouchers tor final settlement in the Court
n foresaid, and the Court bavitur appointed the 1st
day of the iay term of said Court, in 1871, for,
the examination of the same, all jiersons are no-'
tirie.l to tile their exceptions, if thev have anV'
before said day. bAHAll A. JACKSON, "
JOnNSON & McCOlYN, AtCys. apr7w4
n IAj OUTSTANDING COUNTY ORDERS
-t - f-riflorsfl rnnr tii 'm-pT.iK'.i. la to-,, ..n .
paid on presentation.
i - - - . w,. x., tci. in
Interest thereon will cease
Irom this date.
II. SAFFARIIANS, -.
, , Treasurer of Clackdmas county.'
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