The Weekly enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1868-1871, April 14, 1871, Image 2

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(Sl)ciUcckhj tEntcrpvisc.
'brogon City, Oregon ,
tritej : : : April 14, 1871.
Grant a Failure-
The fact is apparent to every observer
of passing events, that the Republican
party is doomed to disruption. The co
hesive power of pinnder h;t3 ceased to
have the effect ol keeping its turbulent
elements quiet, and every day w5 receive
evidence of a bitter and unrelenting war
going on in the Tanks of the prty. The
President no longer acts in nnison with
the? men who were instrumental in placing
him,-in the Presidetial cbair. and has
called to his counsel none but those who
were In former years the strongest oppon
ents ofthe Republicans. He has taken a
determined position against the party in
tbvf.San Domingo annexation scheme, and
all who have dared to op.pos-? bis aellidi
object, have Jallen under bis displeasure
aryl by dictation been displaced, tnd uch
dishonest followers al ter power as Morion.
Butler, Cufrnercn and others of like ilk.
have taken the place of Republican
Statesmen. alone, have dis
gusted the American people with Grant's
Administration and the true Republicans
are casting about to find a man on whom
they can rely in the future. The tool of
the President saw no other plan of getting
him out 6f a bad dilen m i only by aj p i i
itig a "commission, and however lavwabie
heir report may be. no American, nnbi
ased " fey radical negroism and blessed
withocommon sense could desire the in
corporation into our political and social
life of such a debased and semi-barbarous
population as that of St. Domingo. The
annexation of that island, or the Do
minican portion of it, could not. for many
rertsora. be of any advantage to the
lJ tilled Stares. It would lead, in all prob
ability, to a dance of blood.7 to use Mr.
Sumner's graphic expression, and to a
great cost. The native people could not
"be brought to cultivate the soil to much
profit, the whites of our own rac? could
not till the earth under a burning tropical
enn. the immigration of colored races
would hardly be practicable, and if prac
ticable, whether of Chinese or others, they
would not be a desirable element in our
social and politic al circle. No ; St. Do
mingo would be an ut'.er failure in our
band, and the American people would be
come so disgusted with the experiment
that they would turn their faces against
any tropical acquisition, however valua
ble, for a long time to come." Tbii lit'le
.tfccbeine of Mr. Grant's ha proved an utter
failure, and is doing much to break up
the Republican party.
The Administration has proved a,fail
iire in its policy towards the Southern
States. Giant, five years ago. reported
that "all Was quiet and peace restored in
the late rebellious Slates." yet at this time,
we find that Ue Administration has kept
its heavy hand upon them, and has ;o
inenled disorder and bloodshed for a po
fttitftl purpose. Whatever the conditio!)
bf the South m ly be to-day. is due to the
miserable and heartless policy of the Ad
ministration and the Radical party.
The financial policy of the Administra
tion has long since proved a failure, and
ii-relief the country had hoped for has
been denied. It has shown nothing but
blunders, and every act has been to pro
tect New England at the expense ef the
Western and .Middle, or producing f.'tatei.
Grant has been weighed and found want
ing, and the people see no hope for the
future but to aguiti entrust affairs of na
tion into the hands of the great Democrat
ic party which so successfully maintained
the dignity, prosperity, and greatness of
our country. The Republicans as well as
conservatives of all classeu now plainly
cee that the negro bobby of the Radicals
cannot govern the country longer, and
.they are daily uniting themselves with the
party of true principles principles which
are as ancient as our institutions. They
desire to see the Governm.-nt administer
ed a it. was under DemoJta ic rule econ
omically, honetly. and for the interests of
all cfksses, not for the benefit of bond
q holders or over-grown corporations.
They are desirous to see the day come
when Federal bayonets will not be used
to carry our Stale elections ; when the
Federal tax gatherer wili be no longer in
our midst and when trueVatesmen will be
at the helm of State, and peace and order
established throughout, our no w districted
eon n try. Tins all will be when the Dem
trcracy again assume cmtrol of our Nt
tional a flairs. It was thus when they had
Control before, and no n ition ever fl n.
ished as we did for ver s xty ye, rs of
Democratic rule. Why shou.d not the
people look to the s itu- old party agaia
for 'heir deliverance from their present
terrible and sad condition I
CovxKcncLT. flie result of the Con
CD iifcticut election is a mosl glorious victory
for the Democracy. Notwithstanding the
result is close, the only wonder is that the
Democracy elected any portion of their
ticket. The State has always been close
while the white people were the only
voters, and at the last election, the Radi
cals had added to their strength over 2 0 JO
diggers. 'ihe election of 1870. give
fHrrglisn a majority of about 8yd. It will
De sern rv uus iuai me liemocracv mane
a very Ira-mlsotne gain in the Nutmeg
State, for w hud they deserve the highest
credit. Resides this. Grant and his Radi
cal triksters. having lot New Hampshire,
did all in their power to turn Connecticut
in favor of Radicalism. Hut it was of no
avail. The unterriiied Democracy of
Cooaestieut deserve the gratiitide of the Democratic party of the nation.
li U moat complete triumph, and is a
wliitenjau's victory over niggers a: d the
CougresMoj;! fioinsptton fund. All honor
to Hie un pure U. useable Democracy of Con
necticut, Dissolved 'i 'be p.utueisiup heretofore
existing between Messrs. Upton & II owell.
in the publication of the Mercury, has been
dissolved. Mr. Upton contbaes the
Connecticut has a neru population of
Hypocrisy TJuniasked-
The Oregonian professed great friend
ship for the people of Southern and East
ern Oregon before the last election, and
alto when It thought that such professions
would have a tendency to weaken the
Democratic party after the adjournment
of the Legislature. Fut we showed its
hypocrisy at that time, and knew that if3
professed love for those Democratic "sec
tions of our State could not last long, and
that it would show itself sooner or later.
It could hold in no longer, and in last
Monday's issue ol that paper we find the J
following ;
Grrnt county has paid info the State
Treasury the sum of SI, 305 50. This was
half the amount due. The Legisltanre
kindly remitted the other half. In this
transaction the following stare of facts is
presented, viz: First, the property of
Grant county is assesed at a ridiculously
low figure in order to reduce the amount
of State taxes lo be puid "by that county.
Second, the Legislator steps in and "re
lieves" the county from the payment of
one haft even ot this small assessment.
The whole tax due from Josephine county
was remi ted in the same way. Union
county obtained similar -relief.'7 Each of
these counties has more than its just share
of representation in the Legislature. All
of them are Democratic. These beggar
counties rule the Stale, and obtain exemp
tion from taxation.
The facts in this case are. Grant county
came before the Leg;-jjUire and asked to
be released from a certain amount of State
taxes, setting forth that a most destructive
fire in Canyon City had made it impossible
to collect more than one-half of the tax
assessed by the State, and further, that
the poll tax which the county was charged
with was. to a great extent, uneollectable.
The Legislature, under these circum
stances, very properly gave the county the
relief prayed for. In the matter of Union
county, ihe Slate taxes were reduced just,
the amount of poll tax which was shown
had not, and could not be collected,
owing to the fact that the population of
that county was transcient. This was all
the county i.sked. not to pay the State
what it had been unable to collect. ami
it was justly and properly recinded. In
the case ot Josephine county, the people
had labored under a heavy debt from the
time the county was organized, and the
population of the county being transcient
and very small, it was impossible to col
lect more than half the usual amount
charged to the county. The pecpie saw
no hope for the county, and all who could,
were leaving it on account of the I ig'n
taxes. But worse than all. the principal
revenue of ihe county had been the
Chinese mining tax in both Josephine and
Grant counties, and the Federal laws hav
ing relieved this class of people from pay
ing eny tax, the counties were deprived
of their main support and the burden of
taxation was thrown on the whites. These
are the facts in the case, and 'io one who
has t an inherit hatred against the peo
ple of these counties will say but what
the legislature did its duty in giving these
young and unpopulated counties the re
lief they prayed for. The distinction of
Canyon City by fl e ?o damaged the pros
pects of Grant, county tliat many thought
it would discourage its pioneers and hard
working citizens and cause them to leave
for other pans. The Legislature very
justly aided these infant counties, and
simply gave them what they b id ivever
received. They did not ask for any relief
further than this. But the hypocritical
professions of the Oregonian of sympathy
for tliete parts of our State is plainly set
forth in the above extract, and we appre
hetid the people vill know who their
friends are in the future as they have in
the past.
The S cm nek. Tkouble. The Oregonian
attempts, through deception, to create the
impression thai the Republican party en
dorse the removal of their pet, Sumner.
We have carefully' watched the leading
Republican papers of the country on this
subject, and a vast majority of them de
nounce the Senate and Executive for it,
while there are none who dare to openly
endorse the action of the dictator, unless
they are fed from the public teat, like the
editor of the Oregonian. In former years,
before the editor of the Oregonian held an
appointment under Grant, that paper
occasionally had an independent idea, and
denounced the action of its leaders when
they were in opposition to the will of the
people, but since the appointment of the
editor to a Federal office, it has lost all its
independence, and is now the organ of
a clique of monopolists and office-holders.
Its po-iiion on the San Domingo question
is the same as that on the removal of
Sumner. That paper knows that many
Radicals are opposed, in fact, nearly all
the original Republicans are, to the an
nexation scheme of the speculators, yet
we find the Oregonian after it had sided
with the Radicals against annex ition. now
come square around in support of what it
once denounced and opposed. The Ore
gnian no longer represents the sentiment
of the Radical party in Oiegm. and
further, the misses have not an organ in
the State. The Oregonian gives the key
to the other smaller organs, and they fol
ljw in its wake, while the voters of the
p trty follow the hv.d of their old champ
ions. The disruption of the Radical party
.u der such circumstances cannot be qties
t.oued. Nor Trfsm iJtrrxis.s. P.antrojs 2;tn
crat says that the New York Tribune, and
a few other Republican papers advise the
Democrats to vote for B. Gra'z Brown, of
.Missouri, tor President, in 187 J. If it
would be just as convenient to - 'What I
know of fanning" and his contemporaries,
to let ihe Democrats have something to
s iv about the matter and select their own
standard bearer. The Republicans will
have all they can d.i to elect their candi
date without bothering about ours. Per
haps it might be well enough to select a
cindidare for the Democrats, inasmuch a
the ones they select for themselves always
disgust them before the administration is
half through.
A Difference. V -loyal" Major had
a little property destroyed at Canyon City
amonz which were a few- postage stamps,
and he forthwith petitioned Congress to
refund the amount. This was. f course,
jijst in the imagination of the Oregonian.
but it is outrageous for the people to
as'i &nd jet tfeeir taxs reciaded.
South Carolina Trouble.
Ex-Governor Perry, of South Carolina,
always a devoted Union man and uncom
promising opponent of secession, thus ex
plains the cause ftf the troubles in South
Carolina :
Greenville (S. C), March 13. 1S71.
To bis Excellency Governor Scott Sir :
I understand that you are consulting your
political opponents, in every section Of the
State, as to the best mnns of preserving
order, peace and ami the enforcement of
the laws in South Carolina. You have
invited eminent gentlemen throughout the
State to tneet you in Columbia Tor this
laudable and patriotic purpose. I believe,
sir. that you are now sincere in this pur
pose, notwithstanding your -Winchester
rifle speech" in Washington a year or two
since, in which you fiendishly proclaimed
that this instrument of death, in the hands
of the negroes of South Carolina, was the
most effective means of maintaining order
and quiet in the State. I rejoice to find
that a change has come over the spirit of
your thoughts and actions; and I tor one
am ready and willing, with all the good
people of the State. t- sustain you in your
present course. The tone and temper of
your recent message to the Legislature is
evidence of yonr sincerity. Permit me to
say to you. sir, in all candor and sincerity,
that the signs of the times indicate, un
mistakably to my mind, that we are on the
eve of a bloody, tumtilttious commotion.
iinVe-s somethig is done to quiet public
opinion. The irveetidiary destruction ot
property every night, and the rougery of
the Legislature in their appropriations
and taxation, amounting ultimately to
confiscation of all real a;d J)etoflal es
tate, cannot be borne much longer.
There is a point beyond which human
endurance cannot go. let the consequences
be what they may. I know it is tVo't in
your power to reform I tie Legislature, or
stay effectually their corruption, bribery,
prodigality and rougery. But there are
two things which you can do. and should
do. the Sooner the better disarm your
militia, and appoint good and intelligent
men to office. All the lawlessness and
violence which have disgraced ihe Stat'
a e owl ig to these two soi rees of mis
chief, .sever was there a more fatal mis
take or a more diabolical wrong commit
ted than when you organised colored
troops throughout t' e State, and put arms
into their hands, with powder and ball,
and denied the same to the white people.
It was atrocious. The bloody tragedy at
Laurens was owing to this, and nothing
The murder of Stevens and other
white men at Union by one of your ;.egro
companies, and I he subsequent execution
often colored prisoners, was owing to the
same cause. The fearful killing and mur
der of a number cf met) at Chester was
likewise owing to your colored militia.
The violence and lawlessness at Yorkville
originated in one of your worthless ap
pointments. Heretofore your appoint
ment have been mo; tly made of ie;iiOfaii!
ami corrupt men. who cannot enforce the
laws and preserve the peace. The color
ed people of South Carolina behaved well
during our civil war. and 'vould have con
tinued to have done so but for the unprin
cipled carpet-baggers wh- came amongst
them and stirred up hatred to the race by
the most, artful ami devilish appeals to
their tears and bad passions. Unprinci
pled white men living amongst us. seeing
an opportunity of office and plunder,
joined the carpet-baggers.
These two classes united in pursuading
the negroes that they would be put back
into slavery, and th it they mut apply Ihe
torch to redress their supposed wrongs.
It is not surprising that a people so ignor
ant, and credulous as the negroes are
should thus have been led astray. They
were told that the lands would be given
l hem and their children educated. Hund
reds of thousands of dollars have been ap
propriated for litis purpose, and all squand
ered by their pretended friends. A mul
tiplicity of offices have been created to
reward political partisans; salaries have
been increased, millions appropriated for
rai'ro ids. and the most extravagant waste
of public mone ,s in every way. '1 he pub
lic officers and the members of the L"gis
latuiH are charged with the most shame
less corruption, bribery and roguery. It
is imp sstble for the industry of the State
to pay the taxe. There is no security for
property. It is impossible for this thing
to go on and preserve order in the Stale.
The State bonds will not be paid. I
earnestly desire tin peace and prosperity
of my State. I did till tha. I could to pre
vent the secession of South Carolina and
the civil war which ensued. My predic
tions ot all the evils which have ensued
were treated with scorn and contempt by
those in power and authority. You. sir.
and those in power at. the present lime,
may not heed my predictions again; but
the day is fast approaching when you will
realize all hat I have Said, unle.-.j. some
change lakes place.
Yours, etc.. B. F. Perry.
Fouxn Gi ii.ty. From the S. F. Exam
iner we learn that in the case of the peo
ple of the great United Slates vs. Jackson,
the Trinity County Tax-collector. Judge
Sawyer has refused a motion in arrest
of judgment, and sentenced him to
pay a fine of twenty dollars. This being
a test case the Judge was not disposed to
be severe, but the next person he finds
guilty of the heinous offense of collecting
a ttix from a Chinaman will not fare so
well. Our Radical legislators at Wash
ington have decided that Chinamen are
not only as good as any other man but are
better than a white man, and henceforth,
in the mountain counties, they can bid de
fiance to Tax-collectors. The case will
be appealed to the Supreme Court of the
United States in behalf of the State of
No Politics. Some of the papers are
trying to make the result of the city elec
tion in Eugene City a political matter.
The following, from the State Journal,
will show what kind of a test was made
or? the occasion. The Democrats held
ttieir own. even were it a question o!
party strength :
City Election. The city election on
Monday last passed off very quietly, as
dtres everything else in Eugene. The
following are the officers elected : Presi
dent. A S. Patterson, re-elected ; Coon
ciltnen. Joel Ware, re-elected ; J. R. Ream
and Ben. F. Dorris ; Recorder. J. F.
Brown, re-elected ; Treasurer. Mark Stev
en, re elected ; Marshal. J. J. Donahoo.
The President. Marshal and Treasurer had
no opposition, and of course honors were
easy. For Councilmen there were several
tickets. The retiring Councilmen are
Win. Osbnrn. J. G. Gray ; and Joel Ware,
succeeded bv himself.
The Cacse. The reason why Trumble
was removed from the position of Chair
man of the Judici iry Committee of he
Senate which he has filled so long and so
well, it will be remembered that he was
one of the four Republican Senators who
roted " not guilty" in the impeachment
trial of President Johnson. Vengeance
was vowed against him at the time, and
now the opportunity has come.
Committee. Hon. J. K. Kelly has bpen
placed on the Pacific Railroad Committee.
Ko Ku-Klux Outrages.
While Tile partisan papers throughout
the country, and perjured official scoun
drels in Congress are. for political effect,
manufacturing'stoi ies of political outrages
being committed in the South by white
Democrats, officer's of the army, stationed
in the Souih, are furnishing the following
testimony :
Major J. Stewart, ofthe Fourth Artillery,
writes from Fort Macon, North Carolina,
thns :
Since I have been in command of this
post Hiis portion ofthe State has been very
quiet and undisturbed, nor can I learn
that there are any organizations of the
kind referred to, in this vicinity.
Captain EvanThcmas of the Fourth Ar
tillery, writes from Lurnberton. Robeson
county. North Carolina, thie? :
The cause of the trouble in this County
is in no way political. A band Cf outlaws,
six in number, have been for Ihe period of
four years hiding in the numerous swamps
that traver.-e ilr.s county in every direc
tion, and robbing and murdering the citi
zens. They have con.'mi;ted. since the
Spring of lb(8. lour murders in this coun
ty, and about as many more in the adja
cent counties. These murders were com
mitted partly to obtain plunder, and part
ly because the men murdered tried to
have these outlaws, caught and brought to
justice. Kobry has been frequent here
lor years back, bm tjot until after the
close of the rebellion was any band formed
for that purpose. Every one of this band
have indictments against them for murder.
The civil authority is powerless to do any
thing towards their capture. They are
irMilattoes. and have almost as many
Iriends as enemies. They have friend:
partly from fear of them, and friends who
are suspected of helphing litem in their
acts. The part ol this county they mostly
trequent is a settlement of about twenty
five square miles, called Scuflleton which
is mostly inhabited by muhutoes, who al
ways gue these outlaws inlorin ition of
any expedition against them, and resist
the civil law themselves. Taxes cannot
be collected from nor wartan s served on
any of the inhabitants ol this .settlement.
Sheriffs posse have bet n resisted success
fully, and most of the citizens of this and
other counties are at raid to travtd through
the settlement alone, even in daylight.
In regard to outrages committed in
parts ot ihe State, 1 know very Utile.
Captain Frank G. Smith. Fourth Artil
lery, writes from Raleigh (N. C.) thus ;
Jiefett'iilg 10 resolutions of the Senate
of the United States, dated December l(i.
1&70. calling upon the President to com
municate to thai body -all information
thai he may possess relative to organized
bodies of eVil-disposed persons in the
State of North Carolina." etc., and your
indorsement of the H 1th instant, calling
upon me lor a lull report on the same. 1
have the honor respectfully to state that,
except through ihe newspaper press, com
mon rumor and published official- docu
ments emanating trote the civil authorities,
nothi ig periineiu to the subject of inquiry
has come to my knowledge.
Captain John Mendenhall. Fourth Aitil
leiy. writes from Fort Johnson (N. C.)
thus :
I have the honor to report that there is
no organized body of disloyal or evil
minded men in this immediate section of
ihe State. In this county (Brunswick)
and in New Hanover. iuwhich is the- city
of Wilmington, the people, so far as I
know or can learn, are good, peaceable,
iaw -abidi.-.g citizens. No murder has been
couiitiitied in ihi vicinity since 1 came
here, ten months ago, and so far as I can
learn none tor years.
Col. Henry J. Hunt, Fifth Artillery
writes ;
As to -murders and outrages committed
by the disloyal organizations for political
purposes. "1 suppose, that those alleged
to have been committed by the so-called
Ku-Klux are referred to, I heard of none
such as happening whilst I was in the State
to any importance Could be at
tached. Of those which occured previous
ly to my assuming comnitnd, that which
created the most intense excitement was
the murder of Mr. Stephens, a State Sena
tor, some time in May. I flunk. This was
looked upon by the members of his party
as undoubtedly a political murder perpe
trated by the Ku Klux. The party
charged with this murder was arrested by
Colonel Kirk brought belore the Stale
Judges on a bench warrant, and bound
over to appear when requiied. As the
Chief Justice did nit-the honor to invite
me to take a seal on the bench. I heard
all t lie evidence, which was published,
and can. I suppose, be procured. That
against the accused was very slight, and
there was no evidence whatever to show
that the murder was the work of any po
litical orga-dz ition. or that, the accused
belonged to any such organization. Evi
dence ot the existence of such organization
in both political parties was produced ;
ne il ly all the Cases inquired into proved,
however, that other ihan political pur
poses were effected through (he facilities
afforded by these organizations, whose
machinery was used to punish theft, burg
laries, insults to women, and other offenses
in no way connected with politics. In
fine, their principal business seemed to be
to do the work usually performed by
Regulators"' and "Vigilance Commit
tees.'5 Captain George B Rodney. Fourth Ar-
till.'ry. writes from Ymceyville (N. C.) :
In regard to Ku Kluxism I know very
little, save that I have not been able to
find any one, black or white, that has ever
seen one. but only heard of them.
The son of President Grant is to be dis
missed from West i'oint lor " medirocity
of intellect and conduct unbecoming a
gentleman. "
This is a very fine way to put natural
ignorance and a good illustration of
- Like father. liKe son." Conduct unbe
coming a gentlemen is what ailed Ulysses
when he was a la Captain Jinks, kicked
out of the urmv.
People's Pictorial Tax-Payer. "We
have received from the Free-Trade
League of New York City, a pictorial, on
which the various articles as taxed by the
tariff are pictured in magnificient style.
This pictorial should be in the hands of
every farmer and consumer. Price only
five cents, and can be had from the pub
l.shers. How are you. apathy! Full returns
from the New Hampshire elections show
an increase of he total vote in that State
of 125() over last year. It could not have
been 'apathy'' therefore, on the part of
the Republicans which caused their de
feat. On the contrary, there was a very
lively disposition manifested on the part
ofthe people.
The Tkcth. 'The Boise Democrat thu3
truthfull speaks of Oregon "It is said that
the crops of Oregon have never failed any
season since the first settlement of that
country. The same cannot be truthfully
said of any other reigon in the world. It
shows uu unequalled soil and climate."
Telegraphic Clippings.
"Washington News.
Washt'xgtox, April 10. In the nouses
the bill for the removal of legal and polit
ical disabilities was passed, leas. 144;
nays. 4(5. .
Th billexcep s from its'operattons only
members of Congress who withdrew from
Congress and aided the rebellion,, 7;fiicers
of the army and navy who sided with he
rebellion, and members of State Conven
Hons who voted lor and signed ordinances
of secession.
On motion of Kelly, the rules were sus
pended, and the House adopted 13d to
21 -a resolution reaffirming the resolution
adopted bv the House of Representatives
of the For"! v-first Congress, in favor of the
aboHtion of the infernal revenue system
and to repeal all the internal taxes at the
earliest day consistent with the. mainten
ance of the credit of the Government, and
that properlv adjusted rates be retained
on whiskv. tobacco and malt liquors, so
long as the legislative expenses ot tlu
Government require the collection 'of any
sum from internal taxation.
It is understood that the Spanish-American
Conference will meet to-morrow at
the Department of State, for the purpose
of signing the armistice. Spain and four
Pacific Republics will be fully represent
ed. Bolivia, which has riot thus far sent
any representative, has empowered Col.
Fravere. Peruvian .Minister, to act in its
behalf. There is very little, if any doubt
that an armistice will be signed at once,
and followed by the conclusion of a final
II aiitforp. Conn.. April 10. An error
has been discovered in the return of votes
from the Fourth Ward of New Haven, by
which one hundred more votes were re
turned for Gov. English than should have
been. This number was returned more
than was checked on the poll list, and the
Hen'ocratic State ticket was declared to
have received a 1 i ii t number of votes more
than the Representative ticket, while the
Republican State and Representative tick
ets were about equal. The matter will be
investigated by the Legislature, and it the
return is the result of a mistake or fraud
ulent count, Jewell will be Governor.
Galvestox. April 12.-A special dispatch
from Austin. Texas, says Keard fc Miller's
train, loaded with bacon from Chipuahua.
for Fort Racon. was attacked very near
the boundary by a band of Indians.
Keard. his wife, and five other Americans
were killed. Chipuahua troops pursued
the murders across the United States line,
and killed and captured eighty Indians.
The United States troops at Fort Good win
went to protect the Indians, and came in
collision with the Mexican soldiers. A
fight ensued, in which the commanding
officer at Fort Goodwin And forty Ameri
can soldiers wtre killed. The Mexican
soldiers numbered two hundred.
Chicago April 12. Nearly the entire
business portion of Grand Rapids. Michi
gan, was destroyed by fire last night.
Twenty-two stores, manufactories, and
shops of various kinds, were burned. The
loss is estimated at S253.00U.
Washington-, April 12 In the Senate,
Sherman's resolution instructing the Fi
nance Committee to consider, during the
recess, the best systsrn of reducing taxes
so as to leave only enough revenue to pay
the working expenses ol ihe Government,
was adopted.
Scott desired to have bills from the
House reducing taxes referred to the Fi
nance Committee, but Mr Trumbull ob
jected, in order that the measures for re
pealing the coal and salt duty might re
main before the Senate so as to fie acted
upon whenever an opportunity was pre
In the House Messrs. Strong and Stark
weather, members elect from Connecticut,
appeared find rook the oath as members.
Myers introduced a bill supplementary
to an act to prevent coolie trade, which
was referred to the Committee on Foreign
Relations The bill provides that U. S.
Consuls or Con.-lilar A gents shall not de
liver to the Matter of any United States
vessel intending to Convey subjects ot
China. Japan, or any Oriental Country, the
certificate of voluntary immigration. i5ov
required by law. if I here be contract on
the part of such coolies for service in the
United States longer th in for three months.
Myers also introduced a bill to provide
for the adjustment and satisfaction of the
Fiench spoliation claims prior to the 31st
of July. ltfOL
Washington:, April 12. It is stated that
Caleb Cushing h is been, or is ro be. ap
pointed Commissioner to Mexico in rela
tion to claims, or for any other purpose.
Washington. April 11. In the Senile
the general amnesty bill, passed yesier
by the House, was received from that
body, read twice, and will be laid on the
London. April 10. Paris specials say
the Church of Notre Dame has been
Versailles. April 9. A breach has
beet: made in ihe Paris fori iticat ions.
Saturday night's sortie against CuattilloLi
was repulsed.
New YoiiK. April 10. A Versailles dis
patch says he Government has resolved
to enter Paris by storm, at any cost,
rather than bombard the city.
The Commune is controlled by a secret
committee, which arrests other members.
It has no known chief.
London. April i i. A Times special
says Versailles troops occupy strongly en
trenched positions at Rologne. O-nieres
and Sablonviile. They have unmasked
new batteries between Nenlly and the
ramparts. Patteries of the insurgents on
the ramparts are silenced. Au assault is
expected to-moi row.
Versailles. April 10. It is not true
that the Prussians have threatened inter
vention if the disturbances are not ended
by the 15th.
Pakis April 10. Unless the Germans
save ns Paris will soon swim in blood.
The Commune is hour ly growing more
desperate, and resorts to fierce excesses.
Concierges are filled with Priests and
Nurs. arrested on warrants, calling them
citizens styled servan's of a person called
God. Aichbish p Durbny was strippd
naked and bound to a pillar, scourged
and mocked for hours by a band of 20
New Yokk. April 10. A Verseilles
special to the morning paper says General
lltchol died from his wounds. Siege guns
are coming in. Gen. Vinoy wiil keep
command until Tuesday.
A special from Paris" says a Commune
bulletin announced that Versailles troops
have been driven from Nenilly bridge,
ami that the Nationals are eager to ad
vance, but are forbidden.
London. April 10. U itterles of the in
surgents on the ramparts are silenced.
An assault is expected to-morrow. The
breach in Port Miillot is practicable.
Versailles. April 10. Favre did not
go to the Prussian headqu irters yesterday.
More than S:)0 who were called into ser
vice by the Communists escaped, by de
scending from the ramparts by ropes.
Lonoon. April 11. In the speech of
Favre. in the Assembly, he said all pow
ers expressed their sympathy with Ver
sailles, as the only legitimate Government
and declined overtures of the Commune,
which shortly shall succumb.
Thiers, in a circular, says the status of
Paris is unaltered. Insurgents have re
turned from Asnieres. There was an in
surrection at Toulouse', but it w.u? sur
pressed. Disarmament in Versailles pro
ceeds. Versailles. April 10. The sorties yes
terday from Vanvres and Issy were re
pulsed. The official journal guardedly
says, the ssembly favors a Kingdom.
Napoleonistn and the Commune.
London, April 11. The loss of the Na
tionals On Saturday and Sunday was 225
killed. 435 wounded. It is represented
that the main attack of the Versailles army
in the city will be made in the direction
61 Mont rouge and Vernesonl.
Bkussei. April 11. The Independence
Beige says Favre is going to Reriin to ac
celerate the concln&ion of peace, and re
assure Bismarck of the early restoration
of order in Paris.
London, April 11. The Nationals were
attacked at -Asnieres. ami claim a victory.
Supplementary elect:?" of the Com
mune have been adjourned.
-he strength of ibe army of Paris is
Paris. April 11. The breach of Porte
Maillot is practicable, and an assault is
expected to-morrow.
The Communes are barricading every
street, and have more than 200 000 desper
ate men under their command, and the
work of carrying the barricades will be
iearfnlly bloody.
Your"correspor.dent to-day interviewed
he Central Committee. They confessed
reappointment and disgust at the work
of the Commune. They say their lolly
will alienate the provinces and array the
whole world against us. We must resume
ihe power we entrusted to the Commune,
fhey are incapable of legislating or direct
ing military operations. We who create
them must f?et them aside. Nothing is
let i for ns now but to annihilate Versailles
or be annihilated. Unless we overthrow
Versailles we and the Republic are lost.
Havre, via LoNfoN. April 11. A can
nonade and musketry firing Was renewed
this morning at Porte Maillot. Nenilly.
Port re des J ernes and in the I'ois de
A detachment bas gone to Vers'aUre for
the purpose of proposing measures of con
ciliation. They are instructed to insist on
the maintenance of the Republic, and to
demand that the Nationals shall alone
guard Paris, and if Thiers rejects these
terms, to inquire what conditions the Ver
seilles Government has to propose. ,'
Berlin. April 11. The Prussian Cross
Gazelle says the British Government is en
deavoring to persuade. Germany to inter
vene for the restoration of order in Paris.
London. April 11. Versailles troops
are completely masters of Nenilly. sparing
the inhabitants. Fort Valerian is slowly
firing. Musketry firing was heard yester
day in the Bois de Boulogne.
A manifesto from the League for the
Defense of the Rights of Paris demands
Communal liberties, and to guard Paris
by Nationals only.
Twelve hundred insurgents occupy Cha
lillon. They sortied against the Plateau,
and were repulsed.
The arrest of Delascluse is contradicted.
The insurgents demand 1.000.000 francs
or else they will kill the Archbishop of
London. April 12. The Echo of Cologne
says the French are leaving at the rate of
1.000 a day. Only those favorable to Ver
sailles are allowed to depart.
Versailles, April 12. Cannonade is
less frequent. Noihing important trans
pired. Brussels. April 12. The Baden repre
sentative has arrived. Conference does
not meet this week.
Bekliv. April 12. The official paper
says Germany will only interfere in France
to collect money.
That Terrible Outrage.
Our readers may judge from the fol
lowing on What tsriial! things the Radical
carpet-baggers f.nd political demagogues
make up large Ku-Klux outrages. This
outragehas been heralded all over the
country as a terrible affair, and the Post
master General discontinued the mail on
account of it. The following is a plain
and simple narrative of the local United
States mail agent whose official duty it
became to investigate the case. A
drunken rowdy attempts an assan'.t upon
a negro iti the postal service, in which
e en blows were not struck. His com
panions disarm him. lie leaps on to the
car, and then jump5 off again, without
harming anybody and the whole affair
passes off. So trifling was the incident
considered that the department took no
notice of it at the time. But now. after two
months had elapse I. and a secret conclave
was held at Frankfort in order to fabri
cate an excitement so as to correspond
with the other agitation here, the Radicals
lequired the colored mail agent to resign,
under a pretended apprehension ot
danger. Mi. Cress w.-11 put him on the
route in the first instance because he sup
posed it might be offensive to the senti
ment, of the community, and doubtless
with the object of provoking bad feeling,
and then he retired him in order to mann
facture an "outrage."-' The. following la
the letter of the post mister :
Lon.svii.LE. Cincinnati, and
L k x i ng ton R a i Ltn on.
North Benson Station. Jan. 2:). 1871.
I hailed the train for a passenger to go
to Louisville. Four strangers rode up
just before the 3:45 train w is due. When
the train was within seventy-five yards of
the station, the stoutest man of the party
stepped out on the plat form, and drew a
Colt's revolver, paying he intended to kill
the negro mail agent. I begged him to
desist, and called on sortie gentlemen to
disirm him. His own friends came around
him. and took his ;.v'oi from him. When
the train was even with ihe platform, and
running very slow, the man still bent on
assaulting the negro jumped into the mail
car alone, and attempted o drag the mail
agent out ; but the train moving off very
quick, he was frustrated, and jumped from
the train after it was in motion. There
was only one man entered the car; the
other three ran up along side of the mail
car, but. took no put. After the train
started olf, one of the men fired a pistol
into the air. The me i were all strai .o-ts
in h's section and role off as soon as the
train went out of s'ght.
II. C. IIOt'GES. P. M.
New Papkr. We have received the
two first issues of a new Democratic
paper, recently started in Chicago, prinb d
by the "Democratic Publishing Company.'
It is an eight page paper, presents a nea'
typhograpical appearance, and is ed'tfd
with great ability. We heartily welc me
it to ottr exchange list.
Found. A man named John V. M.
ITowell. siys the Statesman, recently found
over four hundred do'la'-s while he was
chopping wood in a brush pasture near
Catarrh is a common disease, so i-ummon
that snuffing and "hawking" reach yi-u at
every turn. Your foot slip-t in its nasty d:s-i-harye,
in the omtiiti is or in church, sind its
stench disgust'- at the lecture or c ncert.
The ptopriet r of r Sige's Catarrh Rem
edy nif-rs "o0 reward for a cae of Catarrh
that he c inn it cure. Sold" by druggists or
semi sixty cn-s to Dr. R. V. Pierce. 133
Seneca street, liaffalo, N. Y , and you will
r. ceive it by mail. Beware o!' we Urfri s
a id worthlef imitatinnx. The Genuine h s
Dr. Pierce's private U. S. Government Stamp
on it.
Chvppkd Hxns and Face, sore lips, dry
ness of the skin, &c, &c, cured at on e by
liegeman's Camph. r Le with Glycerins
it keeps the hands soft in all weather. See
that you get Hesreman's. S ild bv all dru r.
gists, only in cents. Mainu'.actured onlv bv
Hegeman & Co;, Chem sts and Dm gi sis,
New York. dec3Q-Iy
Wistar g ItaUam of wild C 1 '- Yi
pleasant remedy for every kind of a cough
cold and irritation ofthe breathing apparatus'-'
it is a sate remedy ; it is a powerful rtmed
it is a speedy remedy; it is a remedy that
cares. q
It Is si great mistake to suppose tW
the cause of rheumatism, neuralrgia or gout
exists where the pain is experienced. Ttie
source of these diseases is generally urea i
the blood; and it is one of the special pro
perties of Dr. Walkes's Vegetable
oak Bitters to neutralize this deposit, while
it renovates the relaxed kidneys and thu
prevents them from permi.ting a portion ot
their secretion to escape through improper
channels. Torp dity of .he stomach has aisc
much to do w ith the vitiation oftli blood,
and upon this organ the Bitters act direct!
as a stimulant a. id invigoranf. "
CUecrirrg Facts for .lie Blllioiis.
Every day demonstrates more clearly
that liver complaint, iS all its distressing
forms, can bv controlled and cured without
difficulty or inconveniecne. It is an obstin
ate disease, but its obstinacy is not proof
against the pertinacious, remedial and re
storative operation of llestttter's Stomach
Bitters. That genial corrective compels the
organ, to do it duty. It must secrete rcgu
firry and healthfully under the influence of
the Bitters. Tlieir action brings it backO
from a state of rebellion into perfect har
mony with the laws of health. If there is
sitlc-'uCMe or back-ache, it ceases; if the
skin and the whites of the eyes are tinged
with sneifluoas bde, they recover their
natural Ime; if the appetite is gone, it re
turns ; if the digestion, is impaiied, it is re
stored ; in biiel, whatever ihe syrnntomH of
the complaint may be. and whatever tie
ph.ise it has assumed, a cure is certain.
Such are the uniform t fleets of this prepera
tiou where billions disease lias been already
developed; but in cases where there is
merely a constitutional tendency to liver
complaint, it may lie prt vented throughout
lite hy the regule.r use, in small quantities,
of tins pul utable antidote. These are proven
facts, and should be seriously pondered or.
rather, they should be promptly acted upon
by all persons of bullous habits.
Oilit e, , Ko. G
RE AT, ESTATE in this CITY and
EAST PORTLAND, in the most desirable
localities. consisting of LOTS, HALF
iSl'OltES; also
IMPROVED FAPMS, and valuable
uncultivated LANDS, located in ALL parts
of the STATE for SALE.
PEAL ESTATE and other Propertv
purchased for Corresrndents, in this CITY
and throughout the fiTATHS and TEKKI
TOHII'S, with great care and on the mosl
LECTED. Ai d a General FINANCIAL and
AGENTS of this OFFICE in all the
CITIES ami TOWNS in the STATE, will re
ceive descriptions or FARM PROPERTY" Q
aildforward the same to the above address,
Feb. 3, 1S71.
Rebecca Degree Lodge Xo. 2, 1. O. O. F"
Q i Meet on the Second and Fourth q
of each month, at 7 o'clock, in Odd Fellows
Hall. Members of the Degree are invited to
attend. Bv order of N. G.
A private instructor fir married persons
or tl-.oso about to be married, both male jit.1
fi-m il'd. in everything concerning- the phvs
iofogy and relations of our sexual system;
and the produ- tion and prevent ion "of oti
sp '.-r. itidu ing all the new d isioveri.s
never before give1! in the English lammae,
by WM. YOUNG, M. I). This is rea!!v a val
inble and rnterest i-ig .work. It is written
in plain language for the general reader, and
is illustrated with numerous engravings:
All young married people, or thosecoritein
plati tg marriage, ami having the least im
pediment to married life, should read thn
b'.ok. It discloses secrets that everv one
should be acquainted with ; still it is a bonk
that must be locked up and not lie about
the house. It. wdl be sent to anv add-es
on reeeipt of fifty cents. Address'Dn. V.f;
i OUN G, No. 41 (J Spruce street above Fourth;
Philadelphia. Nov4:Cni.
The oi iinat r of this wonderful medicine,
claims to have discovered .and combined iri
harmony more of Nartire's mof-l sovereign,
me iral properties than was ever beforecyoin
bined in one medicine. The evid mceof this
fact is found in tha great variety of most
ob.-tin ate diseases which it has been foutrd
to conqu.r. In the cure of lironchitis,
severe (Jonahs, and the early stiges of Con
v rapt. on it has a-tomshi d the medical fa
culty, and hundreds cf the best physicians
pronounce it the gi-ea test medical, d'itcorery
f tut uge. While it cures the severest
Coughs, it strengthens the system and puri
fies tue blood. By its yreal and thorough
hlool -pum'ying proprrties, it cures all Humor
fV'-m the worst scrofula to a common Blotch,
rimp'e ir Kruptmn. Mercurial Di-ease,
Mineral Poisons, Syphilitic and Veneral Dia-eas-s
and their effects are eradicated and
rg io s health a id a pcund constitution, estab
lished. Erixipehis, Salt llheum. Scald Head,
Firer Sores, Scaly or Hough Skin, in short,
all Lie numerous diseis Closed by bad blood,
are conquered by this powerful, purifying
and invigorating fnedi'-ine. For "Aver!aint," Biliout, Disorders and Habitual
Con tipatioii. it has pre d need hundreds of
per i ct mid permanent cures where thor
me i icitits bad fad.
The proprietor offers $1,000 reward for a
mi d cine that will eual it in the cure of all
d:seases for which it is recommended. Uc
w re (it counterfeit and v.ortlUest imitation.
See that my private Government Stampj
which is UjOiitive guarantee of Genuimnes
is upon the outside wrapper. This medaini
s Sold by J)rgr;i.sfs at $1 00 per bottle. I ts-
narcd by 11. . J'lLUCE. M. D., Swle I ro-
prtetor, at Ins
his Chemical Laboratory, 133
t, liuflal... N. Y.
.-etitc i street.
Ue Great Family Medicine of tlie
TTave e'apsad since the introduction of the
Pain Kill -r t- the public, and yet at present
it is more popular and commands a larger
s de than ever before. Its popularity is not
c ".fined t this coin try alone; all over the
wo Id its beneficial effects- in. curing the "ills
tha: flesh is he;r to." are acknowledged and
appreciated, and sis a pain killer its fame
is limited to no counry, sect tnor rate. It
needs only to be known to be prised.
TniaTr Years is ortaiuly a long enoughP
ti me to prove the efficacy of any medicine,
and tb at the pain killer is de-erving of all
its proprietors claim lor it, is amply proved
by the unparalleled popularity it bas attain
ed. It is a sure and effective remelfy.
Sold by all druggists. Price 25 cts., 50 cts.,
and $1 per bottle.
Directions accompany each bottle.