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djc iUcckln Enterprise.
Oregon City, Oregon ,
July 21, 1871.
About Reductions.
The Radical press and their platforms
ftre filled rath eulogies of Grant's admin
istration, the burden of which Is, that the
national debt has been greatly reduced
during his term of office. Did it ever oc
cur to these fellows that any one could
reduce the debt il the people were will
ing to be taxed for that purpose? Prior
to the war, the expense of the General
Government was less than sevenly million
dollars per annum, now it is between four
and five hundred millions per annum. It
takes about one hundred and twenty mil
lions of this to pay the interest on the na
tional debt, which leaves the balance for
ttih reduction and expenses of the Gov
ernment. Now we will give Grant, or
rattier his Secretary, credit for a reduc
tion of the debt within the lust two and
a half years to the amount ot two liun
Qdred millions or say three and what of
it? Is not the tax which is annually col
lected from the labor of the poor men
enough to reduce it more than double
Jthat amount for the time Grunt ha been
in power? The fact is, during Demo
cratic rule, the Federal Government was
administered with less than seventy mil
lion dollars iter annum. It now takes
over double that amount under Radical
rule to administer it, and that is in time
-of peace. The people are justly entitled
to all the credit due for the reduction of
our debt. It leaves millions and millions
after the debt statement and actual ex
penses of the Government are deducted
for the Radical thieves to steal. It is
claimed by the Radicals that the debt has
been decreased since Grant came into
power about two hundred million dollars.
Give them the benefit of this claim. (Put
we must remember that prior to our last
election, u year ago, we stated that the
national debt was twenty-four hundred
million dollars, but the Radical organs
and speakers denied this, and claimed
only a debt of about twenty-two hundred
million dollars, and the latest statement
.gives it at near twenty-four hundred mil
lion dollars.) The revenue of the Gov
ernment ha3 been since that, in round fig
tires, about four hundred and twenty-live
millions of dollars per annum. Xow we
will give them credit for the interest and
the reduction for the past two and a half
years, and it will stand thu. Interest,
for two and a half years, at $120,000,000
per annum
Reduction of debt, .
Total ' $.300,000,000
Income during this period, at the rate of
$425,000,000 per annum, $l,0G2.500,0f0.
Deducting the amount of interest and
debt reduced, leaves a balance for the
other expenses of the Government of
$ffi2.o00.0i)o ; or two hundred and twenty
five million dollars per annum ; or one
fT" nl and fifty
pw mr.-'; than
million dollars more
were the e.vteusef '
of Mr. Buchanan's administration, which
the people thought to be very extrava
gant, and on the hypocritical cry of its
enemies depended much of the success of
Mr. Lincoln. In place of the Radical
party claiming any credit for the meager
reduction of the debt, 'he people should
call upon them to show what they do
with.the immense revenue they receive
annually, and demand that the whole
amount be paid and not one-half of the
sum placed to the credit of the debt,
while the other half is stolen by the ad
ministration. While we are willing to
concede that the Government is -more ex
pensive now than before the war, there is
no reason why it should be more than
double what it was under the Democracy.
An increase ot thirty millions would be a
great deal, and we hero have an increase
of one hundred and fifty-five million dol
lars. Let the people examine this matter
n its tine lin;ht and not be deceived bv
this cry of reduction in the public debt.
They are the ones who work to pay this
debt, and to them is due the credit for its
reduction. Look at the matter as it U,
and you cannot tail to see that the Ad
ministration is cng'ged in a grand
swindle upon you. You pay four hun
dred and twenty-five millions of dollars
per annum to the Government and it
would have plenty for stealings if two
hundred and fifty millions were u-od to
pay interest and necessary expenses,
which would leave tm- hundred and
seventy-five million dollars per annum to
apply to the debt, or four hundred and
eighty-seven million dollars since Grant
was inaugurated. If our Radical friends
can see anything very favorable in
Grant's administration under these cir
cumstances to en lorse, we fail to compre
hend where it is, and we feel confident
that the people will ask. when thev under
stand how they are robbed while this cry
vi ieuM;uon is going on.
nave we
Let tax
trusted these thieves so lorK
payers, consumers ami producers consider
these facts well before they conclude to
trust the reign of Government in the
hands of the Radical partv for another
Jl.imc.u. Consisikncy. The Radical pa
pers that a year or two since were shocked
at having the term infamous applied to
Stanton, says the II". 11'. S'atesmrn, are
now publishing articles to show that Val
landigham was a traitor. The Oregonian
was particularly shocked at any unkind
references to Station, and yet it now leads
off in blackening the memory of the great
cphio statesman". --Oh, consistency, thou
art a jewel PJ
The San Francisco Ekvator, organ of
the colored people of California, says that
there are between 2,030 and 3.000 colored
voters in that State who. to a man, will
vote the ilepuiIie-n ticket. These votes
nviv prove an important addition to the
Republican streng'h of that State.
The Oinjonlan struck a good thing.
In its issue of the 14;h it had one article
published en both sides of the piper re! a.
tire to the fianici-il plank of the Ohio
platlorm. Rotter keep h standing.
AsMUixr-tr.-JolM A. blanch vrd.
O has been appointed Police Commissioner f
for Portland, in place ot J. H. ndJdea j
Esq resigned. This U a g00d appoint-
jnenr. -
i. :
Our County finances-
Last week we published the financial
exhibit of this county for the past year.
While we find the county out of debt, we
have some facts to present to onr readers
in relation to the management of our
county affairs, showing as they do, a much
more expensive administration than the
previous year. It will be remembered by
our readers that from July, 18C9, to July.
1870, there was a Democrat on the Hoard
of County Commissioners and a Demo
cratic Sheriff, which had a good effect to
check extravagance and protect the inter
ests of the people. We find by the ex
hibit published July 9, 1870, that the in
debtedness of the county at the commence
ment of the fiscal year then closed, was
$5,707 o9. The receipts from all sources
during that year were $32,557 17 ; for
county purposes. $17,450 70. With this
revenue iu 1SG9-70, the county debt was
reduced, according to the exhibit pub
lished, to $1.280 57. The entire amount
of orders drawn during the year, was
$12,914 42, leaving the balance of the
above receipts for the reduction of the
county indebtedness. We wish the reader
to remember the above figures, as they
are given from the official record, and we
shall now draw attention to the exhibit of
1870-71, the year just closed, and make a
proper comparison, and leave the reader
to judge whether two Democrats in office
had not a beneficial effect in behalf of the
tax-payers. The revenue from all sources
from July, 1870. to July, 1871. was $Li7,
232 56 $4 G75 39 more than the year
previous; for county purposes, the re
ceipts were $21,501 19. We find that last
year the $1,280 50, the amount of indebt
edness at the commencement of the year,
was paid off, and the assets amount to $1.
059 Gl above the liabilities ot the county.
This appears very well on the surface, but
when the reader will consider the fact
that on a revenue of $.'52,557 17 the debt
of the county was reduced during the
previous year $-1,486 89. and on a income
of $37,232 65, there was only liquidated
a debt of $1,260 57. with a balance on
hand of $1,050 61, the total of $2,331 21.
or $2,155 69 less than was paid off on a
revenue of $4,075 39 less than the re
ceipt were last year. The amount of
orders drawn from July, I860, to July.
1870. was $12,914 02. and during the last
year. $15,303 80 $2,389 38 more than
the year previous. These are the official
figures of the transactions for the past
two years, and we appeal to the tax-payers
to consider them well before they are
again called upon to select men to ad
minister their county affairs. While the
county officials may 'boast th a the in
debtedness of the county has been paid
off. they should reniember that it was
done at the expense of the tax-payers.
Had the same economy been exercised
last year as the one before, the assets of
county would ftmount to $8,586 77 at this
time, but in place thereof, we have the
sum of $1,050 0 4, a very insignificant
amount when taken into consideration
wiili the revenue collected. We may here
also state that if our county officials had
done their duty, they would have collect
ed about $6,000 from the taxable proper-
U-.i,f the Railroad Company, but which
they magnanimously refused !o do. The
tax-payers will remember these matters
and correct them on the first Monday of
next June, when our Radical friends will
receive a respite from official duty in this
comity for all future time.
Unjust. The Herald, after having been
forced to retrace its own steps on the
Ohio platform, now attempts to bring
other prominent men iuto its false posi
tion, and on the 11th inst. has the follow
ing, which would create the impression
that both gentlemen named endorse the
course of the Herald :
We learn that both Senator Kelly and
Representative Slater endorse the Ohio
platform in its recognition of the three
last amendments as "accomplished facts."
Now we know that Senator Kelly does
not endorse the Ohio platform as in
tepreted by the Herald prior to the 4th of
July. Whether Mr. Slater does or not.
we have no means of knowing. There is
little use of bringing these gentlemen in
to bolster up a position so utterly untena
ble. Had the Jf.rald made the interpreta
tion of the Ohio platform when it first
came to light wh'ch it does now. no
Democrat in the State would have taken
issue with it. We know from personal
conversation with Co!. Kelly that he dors
not endorse the "Zm-w Departure." lie
cannot consistently do so, for the very
platform on which the Legislature was
elected, and which bedy elected Senator
Kelly, pledges the Democracy of this State,
to a repeal of the 14th and 15th amend
ments. If they are "accomplished facts,"
(the meaning of which is, according to
Webster, "finished ; complete ; fulfilled ;
executed ; effected,-'") why was this use
less plank put into the platform? Mr.
Slater also stands pledged on this subject,
and should the question present itself
in Congress for their action, they would
be expected, nay, they are bound to
vote in accordance with their pledge, or
betray their trust.
Chasu ox Grant. In a conversation
with a newspaper reporter, Chief
Chase expressed his opinion of Grant as
follows. The reporter said :
I presume the Republicans will re
nominate Grant, and he Is probabiv their
strongest man '.'
"Weil, so he is. I suppose ; and vet I
understand there is considerable opposi
tion among some of the Republicans to
his renominatioc.7'
-Hie Republicans lay a threat deal of
stress upi n the fact that he "has collected
the revenue, paid off the debt, and settled
the Alabanvi question?"'
"The Secretary of the Treasury. I think,
deserves quite as much credit for collect
ing the revenue and paying off t'ae debt
as the Frequent. But after all u is the
people who pay off the debt. They
would do it as readily with any other man
in the White House as General Grant.
To be sure his friends give him the credit
of it, but the people deserve the praise."
Camekoxism rx Maiiylaxp. A political
organization has been formed in Balti
more for the purpose of advocating the
renomination of General Grant for Presi
dent and Simon Cameron for Vice Presi
dent. "Do as Simon says, not as Simon
An Attempted "Departure-
The Radical Convention of California
adopted a resolution which goes back on
their record most completely. It is a
"new departure'-' for that party, which
the Oregonian repudiates, and we Cad
other Radical papers in California refuse
to endorse it. It is the seventh resolution,
as follows :
That the presence in our midst of large
numbers of Chinese who are iucapable of
assimilation with our own race, ignorant
of the nature and forms of our Govern
ment, and who manifest no disposition to
acquire a knowledge of the same, or to
conform to our own habits, manners and
customs, is a serious and continuous injury
to the best interests of the State ; that
their employment under the plea of cheap
wages, is offensive to the exalted Ameri
can idea of the dignity of labor, detri
mental to the prosperity and happiness of
our own laboring classes, and an evil that
ought to be abated ; that while we un
sparingly reprobate and denounce all acts
of violence, wheresoever and by whom
soever committed upon them we are in
flexibly opposed to their admission to citi
zenship, and demand of the Federal Gov
ernment the adoption of such treaty regu
lations and legislation as shall discourage
their further immigration to our shores.
To show the consistency of our Radical
friends, we he re append the provisions of
the fourteenth amendment, for which the
Radicals are responsible.
Section 1. All persons born or natural
ized in the United States, and subject to
the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the
United States and the State wherein they
reside. No State shall make or enforce
any law which shall abridge the privileges
or" immunities of citizens of the United
States: nor shall any State deprive any
person 'of life, liberty or property without
due process of law. nor deny to any per
son within its jurisdiction the equal pro
tection of the laws.
But is it 'rue that all the papers named
by the Times denounce the Ohio platform.
The Denton Dt-mocrai and the Uviaocrutic
Era do no such thing, neither does the
Naindeakr. The Democrat cordially en
dorses! every moans which promise relief
and deliverance from Republican misrule,
and it regards the Ohio platform with
favor on tins account. It is true that the
ExTEitru t--;-: denounces this platform with
all .the bitterness the massive intellect,
great learning and uivdlled Democracy of
the editor will permit. Rut the "best
Democrats"' in their own ostfniMlon are the
first, as a general thing t.jbolt. This thing
the editor of the L'xTi-mruisi-: did in 1866,
refusing to vote for a portion of the Dem
ocratic State ticket.
We take the above from the Jlercury of
the 12th inst. The impressions sought to
be conveyed in this article are. that the
E.viERriusi-: is the only paper opposing- the
Ohio "departure."7 All the papers men
tioned above, with the exception of the
Bo don Democrat, have denounced the
Ohio platform, and also has the Guard.
We have not noticed what the views of
the Benton Democrat are. As for "bitter
ness, intellect, massive learning.'' Arc, we
have only to say that we possess sufficient
not to find it necessary to employ Radical
brains to aid us. and lead us into the "new
departure' That we refused to vote a
portion of the State ticket in 1803, we
plead guilty, and cannot say that we
either owe an apology to the present
editor of the Mercury or the people for
our action. 'We declined to vote for the
candidate for State Fruiter, but did not.
as the proprietor of the lurcnry did.
leav? any porli ;n of the ticket from (he
head of our pap.r. Rut this sin. as the
present Jlercary editor regards it, has lost
its force by the lapse of time. The Radi
cal candidate at that time is now editing
the Mtrcury, which professes to be Demo
cratic, while the candidate for whom we
refused to vote, has been doing his best
service in the Radical cause. We have
no regrets for our action at that time, and
should think that the editor of the Mercury
would be rather grateful to us than other
wise, for by not voting for his opponent,
we gave him equal to half a vote, and as
he is now the leading Democratic (?) organ
(taking the proprietors word for it) we
certainly knew which of the two ctndi
dates was the most Democratic.
The S. F. Examiner, rpeakmg of the
California Radical ticket, says :
Tiie Republican Convention for the
nominal i--a of candidates for State officers
has met and adjourned, and the result of
its d'Oiberation is before the people. We
have been iu Calilornia from a period
anted iihig our existence as a State. We
were acquainted with the per& of
every State ticket of either p-u !y nom
inated since then. We speak without
predjudice v.v.-l with ail tho sincerity of
our nature v. I -.-:i we say. a weaker State
ticket was no. . . before presented to the
voters of Caliouida for their suffrage. If
it had been the. deliberate purpose of the
CoaTeuliot, after Rootli was nominated,
to kiil him to weigh him down with a
crushing load of dead and soggy timber,
they could not move efibetnaUVhave done
their work. Toko the nominees to be
voted for in September, and we assert
that its niteiia! is indefinitely interior to
that which composed the Gorham ticket
Oregon may as well be dropped out. of
the Democratic list, as it will pretty
surely be Republican. Oregonian
Now we have heard this kind of non
sense from the Oregonian long enough.
You won't carry but two counties in the
State next election Marion and 'Wash
ingtonand the latter will be by reduced
majority. Don't forget this prediction
and don't place yourself on record in
such a ridiculous way.
Stkanok CorxciDCNcr.s. The Cincinnati
Enquirer says :
'1 he anniversary of the battle 0f Bunker
Hill was an eventful one to ?ir. Vailan
dighim. He ran the Southern blockade
Jur.j 17, 1S63 ; reached Dayton June 17.
1664. laboring under an approik'U.oti 61
renewed arrest, and died by accidental
violence, self-inflicted. June 17,1671. It
so happened that it was seven years after
his return, and in a year in which the
figure seven so prominently appears to
mark the date.
We take the following from the Boise
Democrat of a recent date. Mr. Yates is
well known in Benton county, having
been clerk under Robt. Metcalf at the
Sileiz Agency for a number of years.
lion. Win. A. Yates, formerly of Boise,
committed suicide at Silver City on the
morning of the 30th ult.. by blowing his
brains out with a pistol. Mr. Yates leaves
many friends to mourn his sad and un
timely end.
The Democratic nominations for Con
gress in California are as follows : First
District, Lawrence Archer ; Second Dis
trict, J. V.. Coffrota ; Third District, Geo.
Fearee. It is generally conceded bv the
Republicans that the Democratic ticket
for California is a stron one.
A. L. Stinson has been appointed Rep
resentative to the Grand Lodge of the
United States. I. O. O. P., in place of Silas
J. Day, resigned.
The Plalndealer asserts that the road is
lined with new-comers, mostly families,
from California, a portion of which, we are
glad to learn are stopping in this county.
We extend to them, in behalf of our peo
ple, a hearty veleome, and trust they will
not regret having "pitched their tent" ia
the valley of Urapqiia.
A Washington letter to the Slctfe Journ
al says that about the 1st of July a party
of newspaper men will leave St. Paul.
Minnesota, for a trip overland along the
route of the Nortern Pacific Railroad to
Oregon and Washington Territory. Among
the partv are Dross, of the Chicago Trib
une; Whitelaw Reid.of the N. Y., Tribune;
Mr.'Hurlburt. of the World ; II. J. Ray
mond. Jr.. of the Times; Mr. Hazard, of
the Independent and Harper's Magazine ;
and one of the editors of the Evening rest.
They are to have a military escort.
J. J. Smith and Squire Johnson were
convicted in the U. S. Circuit Court this
week of giving whisky to Indians. The
former was sent to the penitentary for one
year and the latter to the Multnomah
county jail for six months.
Wilson was sentenced by Judge Upton
last Monday to the penitentiary for lib?.
From the Churchman ;
The Annual Convention of the Oregon
and Washington Mission. Protestant Epis
copal Church, will meet in Ti iiiity Church.
Portland, on Thursday, August olst, 1871
The first services of the Protestant Epis
copal Church ever held in Oregon, were
held by Rev. St, M. Fackler, at Oregon
City, 1848.
The Democrat says that on Friday even
ing of last week, John S. Ullery of Benton
county, committed suicide by taking laud
anum. The gift concert of the Cosmopolitan
Benevolent Society, Nevada City. Ci-.h,
has been postponed to Sept. 4, 1874.
A large shipment of wool of the clip has
been made by the W. W. Mfg. Co., of this
city, to parties in Boston, Massacusetts.
From the Jacksonville Toms:
M iss Eliza Stevens, aged about sixteen,
laughter of Mr. Stevens, of Sams Valley,
died suddenly on her futers farm on Mon
day. lOiii inst. She went out into the
field in the morning in her usual good
health, was taken sic!: and died in twenty
minutes before she could be removed to
the lie use.
About 5 o'clock. Wednesday morning,
while Mr. Joseph Wetterer and his em
ployees were at work in the adjoining
brewery, his safe, -which stood in a back
room of the beer saloon, was opened and
$:J75 abstracted therefrom. The robber
or robbers were evidently well acquainted
with the premises and the habits of the oc
cupants, and must have been provided
with skeleton keys.
We learn that Mr. Jacob Ish r stored
the tract of land upon which the celebra
ted Gold Hill Quartz Land is situated,
about a year ago. in tint Roseburg Land
Office, and has received, a patent. In the
meantime the G'old Hill Quartz Mining
Company h ive been working the lead and
expending considerable sums upon their
works, wholly unconscious of the entry
made by Mr. Ish. The discovery was on
ly made this week, and a sensation of a
very decided character was the conse
quence. Serious litigation is anticipated.
Bishop Janes, rf the M.fE. Church, has
sent the toilowing notice to the Dacgi"
Chrlstain duoe.tfi:
Nkw Yokk, July 4, 1871.
The i'me of the Oregon Conference i
changed from the 10th of August to the
!Mli of Aui-iisl, I.sTI. ricric frivc notice
to the preachers as soon its pos.-dblo.
Gov. G rover hr.s gone to Puget Sound,
on a v isit.
The Orrgo;u-t;i says that a letter from
R. M. Swain. Napa. ("a!., slates that a man
n.vmod Ocn. W. Johnston, formerly of
Portland. Oregon, but originally from Al
bany. N. Y.. was killed at Yountville in
Napa county, n few days ago. by beincr
tin own on of a wagon by a runaway
team. It is said that he hid relatives
(probably a sD'er). who can obtain furth
er information by addressing (J. S. Bur
rage, Yountville. Napa county, Cal.
Hon. Horace Maynard. member of Con
gress from Tennessee, and Judge Samuel
F. .Miller, of the United States Supreme
Court, are in Portland.
An appeal is published at Jacksonville
for aid for the sufferers by the Yreka fire.
It is said that there are twenty families
in the Oregon portion of Goose Lake valley.
Nine diiuking saloons are m full blast
at Eugeivi City'. One for every fifty or
sixty people.
Ward and AVil-on. both sentenced to the
penitentiary for life, were taken to that
institution by slieriif Bills last Monday.
The Oreqoidan says that news have been
received of the sinking and probable lo-s
of the steamer Owyhee plying on the Col
umbia atid Snake rivers from U'aUnlu to
Lewiston. The bo-.xt struck a sunken rock.
on Monday about noon, and now lies stern
down, only her bow be'mg out of water.
She had at- the time of the accident, a ear
go of merchandise for Lewiston, and sev
eral pas-t ubers for various points on the
river. TheVissengi'rs wtM' a11 ''f'1'1
and most of the eato saved, through the
assistance of a ferrv boat, plying near by.
The boat was in charge of Captain stump,
an experienced river man and pilot.
The Bulletin says that Richard Straub.
employed by Messrs. Ross and Ilolden at
their logging camp below Milwaukie. was
using a cant hook for the purpose of roll
ing an eighty foot spile down a steep
roadway into the river. A sudden lurch
of the but end of the spile threw Straub
completely over it, a distance of thirty
feet down the embankment, and before he
could recover himself it roiled over him.
dislocating his shoulder and breaking ids
right arm above the elbow, also wrench
ing his ankle and foot and otherwise sa-i ly
bruising him. It was most miraculous
that he was not crushed to death beneath
the weight of such a log.
A little son of J. H. Upton's at Salem
clinied into a wagon at that place oa Wed
nesday, when the horses suddenly started
and tiirew lim between the standard and
the wheel. The horses ran two hundred
yards with the the little fellow in this po
sition, his head striking the spokes as the
wheel went round- Finally be was thrown
out. terribly bruised about the face and
head, but no bones were broken.
The Statesman says that a rather singu
lar affair occurred "in Polk county a lew
days since, which illustrates the depravity
of mankind in a handsome manner. The
parties concerned in the affair are Mr.
Roberts, and his newly made son-in-law,
Mr. McMahon, which is about as follows:
Three neighbors who are not blessed with
a postoSiee at a very convenient distance,
consented to take turns in going to the of
fice, and it happened that every time Mc
Mahan went, there would be no letters
for Roberts, who having a correspondent
in the upper country who sent down con
siderable srold dust, began to smell amice
and prepared two letters, one with some
brass rings in it and wrote on the back of
the other "$50 currency," which he sent
to the office the day before McMahon"s
turn came, and notified the Postmaster of
the scheme. Next day the gentle Mic re
turned from the office with the usual
answer, "no mail," and wa3 immediately
arrested. He is now awaiting trial with
his relentless father-in-law as prosecutor.
Silverton now has a mail from Salem
twice a week.
Work on the Christian College at Mon
mouth is progressing rapidly. A fine
building is being erected.
The Benton Democrat say3 that Col.
Hogg proposes to commence a railroad to
Yaquina Bay soon, if the people of Benton
county will give him proper encourage
ment. That is, we suppose, if they will
give him the money to build it.
The Herald says that M. Burnham Duftir.
while passing through one of his fields at
the Columbia Slough, was attached by un
infuriated bull, and so severely injured
that fears of his life are entertained. The
animal has been known to be a very vic
ious one and should have been killed a
long time ago before any opportunity for
inflicting injuries was presented.
Sentiments in the South-
We make the toilowing extracts from
Southern papers to show the fealing ex
isting in that section. They are noble
sentiments as well as truthful. The
Mobik? Register true and tried to the
hearts core declares its sentiments thus:
"We want to save the Union, we want
to restore republican liberty, we want to
reduce the expenditures, we want to do
away with the military, we want to come
back to the old era of honesty and broth
erly love, and to do this the Democrats
and liberal Republicans must unite. Let
us all have sense and discretion, and de
cree that the dead shall bury its de ;1."'
Says the Tallahassee, Florida, Gazelle;
"We are Democrats here, and we love
the name of Democracy. Under the rule
of Democratic Presidents our taxes were
light and our liberties were perfect. Now.
negroes and carpet-baggers are upon us
as a curse worse than the locusts of Egypt.
We appeal to our Democratic brethren in
the North to stand by us and help us make
one more fight for constitutional liberty.
They may make a platform and we will
stand by it in Florida. Only give us rest
from robbers and thieves."
The Charleston, South Carolina, Magno
lia, takes this sensible view of matters:
"The war was a great sword which cut
and slashed according to the power that
wielded it. Many things were decided,
and the fate of slavery among the rest.
We would not put the negroes back into
their normal condition for all the gold in
all the universe, but we do .beseech the
Democracy of the North to help us against
the carpet-baggers and the milk ay. They
are making us paupers and. beggars.
Radical Tactics.
From the Plamut uler.J
The Radical papers of this State have
made themselves particularly merry over
the attempt, of (he Democrats of California,
and some other Suites, to dovetail a por
tion of their work into a platform of Dem
ocratic principles ; and we are compelled
to confess that they had some grounds
for their jollity. But. fortunately, the
California Ri licals h'.ve given us the last
laugh. Their Stele Convention Ijeid on
the 2Sth and 2l't!i of June, adopted a reso
luton, (the seventh.) in which they de
clare, "ihat, die Radical parly are inliexi
b''r opposed to tie' admission of Chinese
to ckion-hlp, mill demand of the Federal
Government the adoption of such treaty
reguluti oris ami legislation as shall dis
courage their further immigration to cur
Now. we would ask-, what, ha-- become
of their universal brotm-riK od of man.
and the equ; li'y of nil person- before the
i-iw. without distinction of rcce or color ;
and rin-re. oh where, is ro- B.irlincraiue
treaty '.' Tie' Radical i :: - has p,:ss
od Ja.v- which prevc:i; tm o-.:..- - ; Gf
tie- Chhieo miners tax. and which f.n,.-o-n
i' -e e'hio-'so immigrate.::, mid yet the
bad-oil- in Convention, who bv"re--o!u
thin endor-ed C-eurre.-s. deliberate! v sto il
one of the main plank-- in the Democratic
platform am! for ihe Heathen Chinee."
Thesune Convention declared, "that
the snb.-i-il.lng of railroads or -:mr p;i
vate corpora! ions, by grants of public
lands or by t tx it ion ot private proper; v.
in any form, is contrary to the sound
maxims of govei omen!, productive o!
gross corruption and abu-e. and a plain
invasion o! the rights of ihe c'tizen ;"' and
that such laws should be enacted :
shad secure ike public lands to ncfual
set tiers at reason ib!
stead purpose vn'r;
that ii,. Comoro-s w!
prices, ami tor uomc
W.'ien we recollect
: -e act thev en ! arse.
have by 'mb-ddlo5; ami em-noon gran!-' of
land, built up those huce corporations
which tire now striving to control the
legislation of the State, and to which, the
pro-perity of California iser.iirely second
ary to their own pecuniary advantage,
we camod but admire the consistency of
the hi- ; i --r!u!io:iS.
i-. is uu.:cv. .-..;n ! state t:i if. I ic con
sat" v
Vetuion adopted (ho above r
volutions not
from any conviction of their correctness
but because they were eomsudied to do o
by the popular endment of (lie Sot' . If
any proof were necessary to prove that
they were "stealing the livery of heaven
to serve the devil in." it is furnished bv
ihe fact that although Booth, the candi
date for Covernor. U said to be opposed
to the Central Pacific Railroad, the bal
ance of the ticket is entirely under the
control of the railroad influence. If any
further proof were needed we have only
to refer to the .second resolution, which
says : "That Ulysses S. C rant is able, hon
est and patriotic ; iu short, a great and
good man.';
We hope hereafter to hear less from our
Radical eoteruporaries about new depar
tures. Peusoxai,. Last Monday evening, while
in Portland, we had the pleasure of meet
ing our friends Judge McArthur, of the
Fifth Judicial District, and Judge Thomp
son, of Lane county. Both of these gen
tlemen express themselves as positevly
against the -'new departure'' policy, and
also state that there is not a Democrat in
their respective localities who is willing
to -'accept' the Ohio platform. It is
gratifying to us lo learn that the true and
honest masses of the Democracy cannot
be caught by such attempts of scheming
politicians, whose only principles consist
in a desire for office.
Ax OvKRSiCHT. The Ohio Radical plat
form, says the Enquirer, speaks in praise
of Grant's management of our foreign re
lations, and don't say a word about the
management of his home relations. He
has been decidedly successful with the
latter. He has not only brought them
frc m obscurity, but given them fine official
positions. Our foreign relations ain't a
patching to them ; and why the Radical
Convention should , treat them with so
much disrespect as to not even allude to
them, except on the ground that they are
too numerous to mention," is unaccount
able. The Democratic Committee of Chester
county, Pennsylvania, have published an
address flatly repudiating the accept-the-situation
plank of the platform adopted
by the State Convention, as an unwise
and unauthorized departure from the
position heretofore avowed and main
tained by the Democracy of the country
and the State. J
New York, July HI. The funeral of
Sergeant Wyatt and Private Page of the
Ninth Regiment, killed in the riot, took
place to-day. They were buried ia Wood-
lawn Cemetry. Service was lieid over tne
bodies in Calvery Church, Chaplain Flagg
of the Ninth Regiment delivering a funeral
sermon. No one was allowed in the
church save the military, police and rela
tives of the family. The scene was im
pressive. No disturbance whatever on
the route ot the procession. Captain Swift
and Lieutenant Cardoza of the Seventy-,
first Regiment, while returning from the
funeral in uniform, were attacked by a
mob, but protected themselves. The ring
leader of the mob was arrested.
A fearful storm here to-day caused
many accidents. The Yorkville belltower,
131) feet high, with a 5.700 pound bell, was
blown do .vn. A carriage containing A.
D. Storm, wife and child was crushed in
the Fifth avenue by a falling tree. A
sloop yatch. name unknown, was capsized
in the bay and one man drowned. A brig
was struck by lightning and set on fire ;
damage unknown. The streets were flood
ed and many chimneys were blown down.
Sermons were preached in a uuinber of
churches to-dav on the riot.
Chicago, July 1G. -The great engineer
ing work of deepening the Illinois and
Michigan Canal so that the waters of Lake
Michigan may flow through Chicago river
into the canal and thence iuto the Illinois
river and finally to the Gulf of Mexico,
was completed yesterday, and the dam at
the highest point between the two waters
beds has been removed. The water rush
ed through with great force, and to-day
the horrible stench of the Chicago river,
noted as the most terrible in the world,
has disappeared, and the blue waters of
the Lake have replaced its inky current.
The funeral services of Thomas Lincoln
were held to-day at the residence of his
brother, Robert Lincoln, after which the
remains were taken to Spiiogiield, Iljinois,
for interment.
Washing rox, July IC. The umpire of
the Mexican Claims Commission he.3 de
cided that the Mexican Government is re
sponsihle for the property of American
citizens destroyed during the French in
vasion. He also decides that Americans
doing business in .Mexico are entitled to
indemnity, net being Mexican citizens.
The Commissioners have decided that the
Miramon and Saloaga, Governments in
Mexico during 1858 and 15'J were not
lawful governments, and also that the
American Government is not responsible
for the depridations committed by Confed
erate troops on Mexican citizens. The
Commission has allowed an important
claim founded on a contract with the Mex
ican Republic. It is supposed that it will
allow all valid claims for military and
other supplies furnished by our citize us
to Mexico during the French invasion.
The great question has yet to be disposed
of. as to the jurisdiction of claim- founded
on bonds i-sued by Mexico and held by
American citizens. This question has not
been passed upon by the Commission or
Ro.-rox. July 1G. A letter appeared in
the Sunday papers signed by B. F. Butler,
in which that gentleman says that in view
of the present political situation of parties
in Massachusetts, and the withdrawal of
Governor Clafiin. he proposes to become
a candidate for Governor.
Washington. July IS. Latest revised
tables at the census office show the follow
ing aggregate of population of a!! the
Staffs and organized Territories : While,
oo 5s .;;-!) ; colored. 4.N7f..".2.,5 ; Indians.
20.7P) : Japanese, 5,i)00 ; Chinese. 03 IUth
Total. 3;-.5i:i.:s.7.
Subscriptions to the new loan, tip to
date, are tsti.Oo-J.Oo-). it is stated that
Boutwell pai l more for bonds on Thurs
day than the par value in gold and inter
est'. Tnornas McCIarry. wounded on the 12:!i
inst., dido" this rnTTrn !ng. Thirty-live
wounded are -:i!l at i'.fil.'vtic and .Mount
Lititi Hospitals, ami live Lave died.
Washington. July !.-' The Grand Jury
has found indictments against Hiram G.
R imsdall and S. White, of the New York
Tr'tif.n". and Cha-. A. Finkm-. and do-. A.
Kirby. uf the W stern Union Teh-grnph
otlieo. for wordily and unlawfully refusing
to testify on certain pomis before the Sen
ate Committee concerning tiie premature
pii!k-iUon of the Washington trey. This
refusal is declared to be agaiust I fie form
of .-:.;-ru: s ill such cases made and provid
ed. Nir.v Yo-:s. July 1:1 In the Board of
Police, to-d ty, Comts-ioner M. A. Merimeo
oil'e-red the ioaowing preamble and resolu
tions: Win-::;:-: vs. Tiie occunitioti of thorough
fares by par. ylos and proce -;o-,- hu
grown to be an evil of such magmtud- as
requires poiic regulation-: and thai son's
occupation, which is not rictht. but oniv a
toleration, has b'co;ae obuoxiosn and
dangerojj?: therefore.
llesnlr-d. That excepting parades of Na
tional Guards and funeral processions, no
procession of any kind will be permitted
to occupy the streets of New York with
out permis-iari of the police, in which
event tiie Superintendent shall give escort
and proper protection.
Commissioner Barr offered a resolution
for jot lining legal opinion of the best
method of dealing with street- processions,
which wcs reti-rred to a committee com
posed of Mes-ns. Bowor'h and Barr.
Mayor II til. in secor. din r Barr'.s resolu
tion denied the lawful right of ;;nv asso
ciation, except military, to occupy the
s-reets. and .-aid ill it authorities are per
fectly jur.ifie 1 in forbidding processions ;
that it was done ia the rec :U instance f or
the first time, and simply shows tint the
question was never presented lor decision.
Never before did any procession engen
der circumstances threatening a breach of
the peace.
h.mington (;. ie.). -inly is. in Rob
inson county, this morning. Lowory and
his band of negroe outlaws waylaid and
killed Daniel McLean, a prominent citizen,
and Hugh McLean, his brother, only thir
teen years old. They also wounded Arch
ibald McCallurn. These parties were rid
ing along a public road in a buggy, and
were fired on from the woods. A s!ate of
terror exists among women and children
in that county. Tiie Sheriff has a posse of
HO men in the field. All efforts thus" far
for the capture of the outlaws have been
IJai.timouk, July 19. The Democratic
State Convention met at ten o'clock this
morning at the new Assembly Rooms.
Hon. WiHiam Pinkney White, of this city,
was nominated for Governor on the first
ballot by a large majority. Hon. A. K.
Sylverton, of Washington county, was
nominated for Attorney General on the
first ballot.
Gooo Timk. We received the Corvallis
Gazelle of he 8th inst. on the 11th, by
way of Portland. This is fast time con
sidering the fact that there is a daily mail
and the distance is about SO miles, and all
but ten miles of the distance h by rail
road. Water. At a late meeting of the Port
land City Council, an ordinance was
passed authorizing the appointment of
engineers to ascertain what it would cost
to take the water from the Clackamas
river to Portland. Portlarrd better move
up to the Clackamas.
Lukewarm. The Philadelphia Dispatch
of June 19th says :
The nominations of the Republican
party which were made last week fail to
arouse the enthusiasm or even to enlist
the approbation of a ftreat. mcjuritv of
the rnember3 of that party.
Telssrapliic Clippln
Oregon City Prices Cnrrea.
The following are the prices paid re
produce, and the prices at which other r
cicles are selling, in this market
WILEAT White bushel, $l0
OATS bushel. 90 cts.
POTATOES bushel. SI 50. 0
ONIONS bushel, $1 00o?,$i
FLOUR bbl. SG 00$65().
BEANS White, Lb.. 4Q5 cts.
DRIED FRUIT Apples. ft., Trj,;
Peaches. $ lb., Ifijc: Plums, U.,1
If. cts.; Currants. r$ lb.. 10020 cts.
BUTTER -"d lb.. 2530cts.
EGGS TI" dozen, 2025 cts.
CHICKENS 1 dozen. $34.
SUGAR Crushed, B-. 0 cts.:Is;lnf
r lb.. 1012 cts.; N. O.. 1 lb., 15 cts.
San francisco refined, fb . 1RJ cts. ;
TEA Young Hyson, lb., $1 50 Ja
pan. lb., 90ccl 25 ; Black.. ft.;
00. COFFEE;-? Ib.. 20L'2 cts.
SALT "(3 lb., U02i cts.
S YRUP Heavy Golden, r?gh.$l 0-v-Ex.
Heavy Golden. gall., si 25
BACON Hams. D., 11 cts; Side
14 cts. fd lb.; Shoulders, 7 cts.
LARD "ft lb., 11 cts.
OIL Devoe's Kerosene, gall., 73
Linseed oil, raw-. j- gall.. $l '.-,(.'
Linseed oil. ooiied. gall.. SI 50.
WOOL 'jd lb.. 35 cts.
BEEF On foot, 7 0S cts. "A lb.
PORK On foot. C,(o Tcts. "r ft
SHEEP Per head. 32 000-vAo
HIDES-Green. ft ft.. 5c. ; Dry.""y ft
124 cu; Salted, Sc
A Fer Word to tlc Ladies.
Manv ladies, particularly mothers an rain
complain of a tired, listless feeling, or com
plete exhaustion, on arising in the morning.
On the wife and mother devolves the re
sponsibility of regulating the duties of theO
hou'rold. Her cares are numerous, and
the mental a? well as the physical powers
are frequently called into requisition. -Jie
often finds her slightest occupation a weary
task and existence a burden, while at the
same time she has no rgular disease, lis
tener's Stomach Bitters, if resorted to at
this period, will prove an unfailing reniedv
f.,r this annoying lassitude. The e Sects of
this potent agent are soou seen in the ro-v
cheek and elastic step of the head of the f;mi
iiy, as with restored health and renewed
spirits she takes her accustomed plac in t'i
family circle. If this friend in need be reV.
ul.irly used, those depressing symptoms will
never be complained of, and not only would
lassitude not be experienced, but manv dis
eases following its advent be avoided. " A a
medical agent it has no equal, while' its
pleasing flavor and healthful -treats, have
made it a general favorite. It is tieS from
p.U properties calculated to impair the a-s-tern,
and its operations are at once mikl
soothing and efficient. All who have used
the Bitters attest its virtues and commend it
to ue.
SEultnoisiah l,oiiic 'o. 1. A. P. and
A Holds its rerruiar cuniniunii'
Options on the First Tlhd .Siiur
Ptfay in each month, at 7 o'clock from
ihe 2"fh of September to the 2th of
-dare!;, and 7A o'clock from tiie -2"th ot
.March to the 2'Uh of September, breth
ren in good standing are invited to attend.
Dec. L'3,1S7' By order of W. L
1Vill:tiisfe Lodge Xo. 151. O. o.. i"
Meets every Saturday evening, at the rooms
S.E. corner of .Mam and Filth streets, at 7 1-2
o'clock. Visiting members are invited to
attend. I J 3- order of AY". C T.
Tiie following persons are authorized t6
uct as agents for the Eneebprise :
J. Baltimore, Po'tland, Oregon.
Th Ho'tco, Sua Francisco. q
L. V., f - ..
linden h Menet.-il Park Bo-.v.Nevr York.
G.-o. P. Rovvdi i Cc, -io Park Row, Nev
Abbott & Co., Xo. f-2 &. Si Nassau street.
New York.
Had--r.n, .Meaet Sc Co. . ;hica Tllinnw.
Coe, YVetherill & Co., ;o7 Chestnut street.
Itt-Ii jj;ioits Services.
St. Pauls (Episcopal) Church, the Rev. John
AY. Selhvoo.i, rector. Services on Sun.iay
at 1 it V a.m. arid 7 p.m. Sunday School
and Bible class at -2 r. m.
1st Congregational Church Seats Free
Morning Services, 1 4 "
Sabb th Sell-el,. .'. 12 o'clock M.
Evening Services 7 o'clock.
Ul.V. K. (:;!;;;y, Artb'g Pastor
I'ltlVEIt MlCKTiNUS. e
Sunday e-'cniii- 5 o'clock
Tiie.-da3r even'n.g 7 o'clock,
M. E. Church Scats Free.
Morning Services ..11.3'
Evening Services, 7 o'clock.
Cbis .reetin-r fullowinp: Service.
I 'raver Meeting- evening 7 co'dok
Saw bath School at 2 o'clock P. M.
jVcw To-Dsiy.
Special fsotice.
closed o it the Saloon Business, wuM
respect fivly it q ;cst all parties indebted to
us to please rail and settle. Also, ail per
sons l.a ing bills acrainst the firm, will please
present th;- same for payment by the 1st of
August. From the liot'h of July, we vri'l
run a Temperance Saloon at the' Old Stand,
ui.t.l further notice.
Oregon City, July 20, lS71:tf
Transportation Company
for Portland"
Ou Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at
9 o'clock A. M, and 4 o'clock P. M.
On Tue-d.iy, Thursday and Saturday, at 1
0 clock P. SI. o
On Irlonday, Wednesday and
Friday of each week,
Salem, Albany, Corvallis
and Harrisbnrg.
kor -
Dayton and Lafayette.
Oregon City to Salem SI 00
Albany 1 50
" Corvallis 2 00
For information o' Freight, call at Office
oa P. T. Co. Dock.
A. A. McCULLY, President.
JuV 21, l'P:tf
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