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OTQKon City, Ox&gon ,
July 28, 1371.
"Let us bs Just"
Tbe Herald of last Sunday says :
Vv'e have determined not to have any
quarrel with Democratic papers in regard
to this '-new departure''' so-called, which
determination we shall adhere to; but in
inasmuch as the Enterprise, in two or
Q three oPits last issues, has charged the
Herald "with retracing its own steps on
the Ohio platform,-"' we feel called upon to
demand of that paper that it should make
this assertion good fjy the written record,
or in case that it fails that it shall make
the amende honorable.
In the weekly issue of that paper, dated
the 10th of June, is the following:
The resolutions adopted by the Demo
cratic State Convention, of Ohio, embody
what we consider to be the right policy.
The recognition of the validity of the three
last amendments to the Constitution can
not be reasonably construed to be any
abondonment whatever of Democratic
priuciples. The Democratic party , though
accepting these amendments as vali4, is
yet as it always has been, the defender of
btat-' rights and the loe oi centralized
power, and it does vet, as heretofore, de
mand a strict construction of the Consti
tution, and the inhabitation of the Federal
Government to do ought that it is not
clearly permitted to do by the written
grant of its powers.
In another article of the same date, af
ter inji'rpreting the platform to mean a
strict construction of the Constitution, but
not one word in favor of tbe repeal of the
1 1th and 13th amendments, it says:
Therefore, in accepting these amend
ments as facts, the party caunot be held
to endorse the unconstitutional legislation
which the Radicate have enacted without
any constitutional warrant whatever; they
do not abate one iota from the theory that
the Constitution should be strictly con
strued, that the Federal Government
should exercise only such powers as are
expressly delegated, and that all other
Tio-hts, powers and privilege, not so del
egated, are reserved to the State or to the
people. Therefore, these unconstitutional
and revolutionary laws, such as the Bay
onet Election and the Ku-Klux laws,
could not be prevented, by expunging
these last three amendments, while the
Radical party was in power, for the rea
son that it interpreted the "Constitution
as it was"' in such a way as to justify just
such legislation; but it can be prevented,
while leaving these amendments to stand
as facts, by restoring the Democracy to
power, which would repeal all such un
constitutional legislation, and administer
the Government so that States should be
preserved in all those immunities and
privileges not expressly delegated to the
In an article published a few days sub
sequent to the above, (which we have not
on hand,) it takes stronger grounds in
behalf of the -new departure" than
above quoted. In the issue of the 1th of
July the Herald says :
Our interpretation of the Ohio platform,
O 1o, which extent only we indorse it is, that
the Ohio Democracy pledge themselves to
consider the three last amendments as
"accomplished facts.-"-' thereby pledging
themselves to treat them as parts of the
Constitution until the same shall be
legally modified or repealed, or until the Su
preme Court shall decide that they are not
parts of ike Constitution, by reason of their
not being lejally ratified.
In the first extract the Herald interprets
the" platform to mean that the amendments
are "valid,"" but in the second they are
only "accomplished facts'' and in the last,
it wants them repealed or decided uncon
stitutional before it will accept them at
all. We are perfectly willing to give the
Jkrald the benefit of this amend and leave
it to the readers to see whether that paper
Las not done a little crawfishing in this
In conclusion, we cannot more appro
priately express our ideas on this subject
than the following extract from an able
Democratic exchange contains :
From the hour these amendments were
first proposed ; through all the stages ant
O phases of force and fraud whereby their
ratification wa claimed to have been
secured, up to within a very recent period
the Democracy of the country have been
unanimous in denouncing them as unjus
and uniquitous. The Democratic press of
the entire country overflowed with argu
incuts and opinions from able constim
tional lawvers branding these so-called
nmondm'tmis as fraudulent and illegal.
Every Democratic Convention State or
National has charged and maintained, in
explicit and unequivocal language, that
the so called Fourteenth and Fifteenth
amendments are in m sense amendments
to the Constitution, but radical changes
of that instrument, conflicting with the
principle of State lights, which was the
very ground-work of the compact between
ihe sovereign States adopting it.
w Every recognized leader of the party
has steadfastly uph-dd the theory that the
great fundamental difference between the
two parlies contending for supremacy in
0t!i's country, lies in the fact that the Dem
vvrafic party is founded upon the princi
ple of State sovereignty, in its broadest
and amplest signification consistent al
ways with the i iglus and powers expressly
delegated to the General Government
O while the Republican party was based
upon the idea of a sLrong centralized and
consolidated General Government, in
which the States possessed "no rights the
Nation was bound to respect.''
This has been the position of the Dem
ocratic party since these Republican out
rages upon the rights and liberties of the
people were first proposed.
If these -new departure"' Democrats
nre right now, the entire Democracy of
the country was wrong then. If these
0 zealous advocates of the newly discovered
Democratic faith are right now, then the
great National Democratic party of the
country is open to the charge that its
coarse during the past four years has been
dictated by a factious, partisan opposition
to just and wise- legislation.
Fizom Indiana. Indiana has spoken in
favor of her choice for the next Presi
dency. A telegram has the following,
which will be endorsed by the Oregon
I t i a s" a Vol. is (Ir.J.). July 23. The
Democratic State Central Committee, at a
meeting held Iu
re- to-dav. adopted unani-
mously the following resolution :
Resolved. That we recognize in Hon.
Thomas A. Hendricks the unanimous
choice of the Democracy of Indiana ai
ther candidate for the Presidency in 1S72.
aritt lejommend that every honorable f
fort be made by our fellow-citizens to se
cure his nomination and election.
The Boston Alverliser says the name of
Gen. Butler in connection with the Gov
ernorship of Massachusetts is -mentioned
with apprehension.'' That was what has
occasionally been mentioned in connec
tion with the man himself.
tgi - - '' I -;
The Truth Well Said-
The San Francisco Examiner thus truth
fully sets forth tbe action of the Radical
party since the war closed. It says :
Since the war closed, it has been theeon
stant aim of the unprincipled set at Wash
ington, who run the Government, to keep
alive the fire3 of sectional hate between
the people of the North and South. They
and their organs have flooded the country
with the most atrocious falsehoods and
slanders touching the people cf tbe latter
section. They have stirred up riots for
the wicked purpose of "firing the Northern
heart."' They knew if the people were
permitted to calmly reflect they would
never sanction their lawless acts and slu
pendous frauds. Like masters metaphy
sicians, they knew the demoralizing effects
of war, and especially a civil war, upon
a people, and availed themselves of this
condition of the popular mind to carry
out their measures of party aggrandize
ment. Viewed frcm any stant-point, the acts
of the dominant party since the war
closed, are a thousand times worse than
the secession of the Southern States. The
latter had at least the example of our
Revolutionary fathers to justify them ;
for, although tbe right -of secession may
be admittedly wrong, we must all indorse
the right of revolution. It flashes out in
every line of our great Declaration. Rut,
for the acts of the Congressional usurpers,
there are no precedents, save those made
by tyrants. They proceeded wholly out
side of the Constitution, as "the great
commoner,'7 Thaddeus Stevens, candidly
admitted. And so it was necessary to
keep up the continued sectional agitation.
It availed them in former elections, and it
was thought it would avail them in this ;
but herein they have been mistaken. The
Southern people have learned much in the
past two years. They do not intend to be
provoked into indiscretions. They look
with dignified scorn upon the meanness of
their oppressors, but give them no oppor
tunity for making a point. The preamble
to the resolution in Congress calling for
legislation, was a colossal lie. Grant's
proclamation was an echo of it. The
Southern people heard these things with
amazement, but they controlled their feel
ings, and the result is before the country.
The Ku-Klux bill will not avail for the
next Presidential election. What then
will be their next dodge? Unless they
can send their hired emmisaries among the
negroes in the regions where they most
abound, and induce them to rise in insur
rection against the whites, as they did in
New Orleans and other places, we do not
see that there is any chance for them.
Their nosing Committee has proved a fail
ure. Don't Like it. We see some of tbe
ladical papers of California don't like
the attempt of their party to take a "new
departure.'7 lhe Oakland Aeics says :
When the Republican party, therefore
got-s back on its own record, and vies
with its political antagonist in ungenerous
and illiberal treatment of inferior people.
it will be certain to lose the respect and
confidence of every class of people who
first gave vitality , and without the sup
port of which it would soon find itself de
feated m every State in the Union.
That is a truth well told. Whenever
the Radicals let go of the "inferior" races,
their hope for retaining power is lost.
Nigger and China is the bone and sub
stance ot that party. The equality of all
men is the Radical creed, and all their
legislation has been to this end. When
the Radicals adopted that plank in their
platform, they played the demagogue and
were in the hope that they might be able
to deceive the laboring men of California
into voting the Radical ticket.
Under Johnson it cost $8,387,973 per
annum to collect internal revenue. Under
Grant it costs $5,910,410. A handsome
Very good. The tenure of office bill
forced Johnson to keep in office every
thieving Radical Abe Lincoln had ap
pointed. Is the explanation satisfactory ?
The Oregonian is also continually harping
on the great amount of the tax the admin
istration has taken off. What is there to
prevent it from collecting a smaller
amount at a reduced expense ; mere is
enough stolen by the "infernal" revenue
collectors, independent of the above sum
to make them all rich.
Too Mini Stealing. Senator Conk
ling, from New York, knows what is the
matter with the Radical party ; he knows
that it is thoroughly corrupt and that it
will soon fall to pieces from its own. rot
tenness. In a recent speech at Brooklyn,
New York, this Radical Senator thus un
folded the position :
' hat mania possesses this Radical
party ? I am a Radical myself, but I am
no ostrich to run my head in the ground
and think I am invisible. Too much steal
ing will be the death of us.';
That's it. "Too much stealing will be
the death of the Radical party," and with
November, 1872, the tbeiving organiza
tion will cease to exist. Conkling is a pro
phet, and with the eye of faith sees the
death of his party. Ex.
The New York German Xeics says that
the German vote will never be cast for a
party that attacks with the force of the
bayonet the mcst sacred rights of the citi
zen, and has placed the country at the
mercy of a military despot. Never, it
says, will it be thrown for a party, whose
leader considers the United States his
dominion, with the income of which he
enriches his relatives ; never to prolong
the power of a party, the miserable finan
cial and protective policy of which
enables a few capitalists and corporations
to amass millions, while the great mass of
the people become poorer every day. and
at lust will be nothing but the slaves of
these capitalists and corporations.
It is understood that the drunken, de
bauched, profane, indecent and diabolical
ex-Gov. Richard Oglesby is to be the can
didate at large for Representative in Con
gress in place of John A. Logan. This
fellow is the most dirty mouthed Radical
ia the country, and even John Logan will
feel somewhat ashamed to have such a
brute for his successor. If the people of
Illinois will elect such a degraded vaba
bond that State is ready for perdition.
If Sam Clarke's scare didn't cause
mental derangement, his paper since that
affray belies him. It indicates that he is
still fighting some imaginary object, and
he don't know where to hit. Keep cool.
Sam, and put your bead in a bag. The
people are becoming disgusted with ycur
daily dishes of Bill Watkinds and Sam
San Domingo Again.
Mr. San Domingo Faben3, who has been
trying for some weeks past to raise money
by private subscription to pay the second
year's rent due from the United States for
the lease of Samana Bay, and who failed of
getting much in Boston, has succeeded in
raising the needful in New York. He
does this sort of business, we suppose,
with the sanction of President Grant, who
is very unwilling to give up his pet
scheme of annexation, and is nursing it
along in this undignified way till he can
get it before Congress again. Springfield
.To which an Exchange says : Tbe Pres
ident has in no sense abandoned bis pet
scheme. Quite to the contrary is true.
At the very last accounts two ships of
war were at the island, and they aud
others have been kept there, for the ex
press purpose of upholding the miserable
despotism of Baez, at the expense of the
neonle of the United States. When the
President drew S 150,000 in coin from the
public Treasury, and applied it to this
scandalous job, he hoped by that act to
commit the country irretrievably, and to
coerce Congress into a recognition of the
initiate step towards annexation. Only
one-third of that money was ever paid
over to the Domician authorities. Two-
thirds of it was pocketed by the disinter
ested agents, who desired to serve their
country, by robbing botb San Domingo
and the United States. And a large part
of this sum never left the city of Wash
The lease of Samana Bay at $150,000
a year, was an audacious fraud, like every
other part of the annexation project. A
coal station is now leased by the Navy
Department at St. Thomas for $50,000 per
annum, superior in every respect to the
sham at Samana, which was merely adopt
ed as a base of operations by the schem
ing speculators, who contrived to -enlist
and interest the President and his sur
roundings in their venal venture. The
failure of the Treaty concluded the lease
for Samana, and although it sunk $150,
000 which the President drew from a
special fund in the Department of Slate
without any direct authority ot law anil
by a gross abuse of power over the secret
service money, still the corrupt transac
tion was closed at that cost, let, m spite
of these facts, the agent of Baez, who has
also figured as the agent of Grant, and
was in tact the artful negotiator ot the
whole job. is now raising money to con
tinue the lease at Samana, in order here
after to bring in another bill against the
United States and consummate annexa
tion by some new and fraudulent device.
It is not to be supposed that Fabens
would venture upon this experiment,
unless fortified by the support and favor
of the President, or that speculators in
New Yoik or elsewhere would risk their
money, without having some assurance
more responsible than any which this ad
venturer could give in Lis own person.
Tbe audacity of this proceeding in setting
the action ot the Senate at defiance, and
in attempting to bind the United States
by indirect and illegal means, is consistent
with the trickery, deception, and corrupt
practices which have been pursued
throughout, in order to achieve annexa
tion. It is the most disgraceful chapter
in our whole history, and therefore quite
worthy to figure as the most creditable in
the career of the present Administration.
The cracked brain of Sam Clarke is im
agining all sorts of shooting affrays. The
last one was that Bill Watkinds had drawn
a pistol and threatened to shoot Dr. Belt.
Of course the Radical papers copied the
Statesman's falsehood, as so much food for
their overburdened foul stomachs, and
gave the lie all the credit it deserved had
it came from a sane and responsible
source. The Mercury of the 2Cth says :
lhe Statesman makes the assertion and
two of the Radical papers iu Portland
copy it, to the effect that Dr. Belt and
superintendent Vatkinds had a difficulty
and ii ad drawn pistols in the affray
There is not the semblance of truth in
any part of the statement. We await the
withdrawal of the falsehood by Mr.
On Saturday last, in the Criminal Court
at nttsourg, v . xi. Aictiee and .Jonathan
Neely, late commissioners of Alleghany
county, were each fined $2,000 and sen
tenced to one year's imprisonment in the
workhouse for giving licences to persons
from whom they had rccieved presents.
Judge Stowe. in passing sentence upon
the culprits, said that venality in public
places has come to be one of the great
crimes of the day, and is tending more,
perhaps, to destroy the institutions of free
government than almost anything else
Suppose the same rules were applied to
the gift-taker at Washington, U. S. Grant,
he could never live long enough to serve
his term in durance vile for the number of
presents he has received sinee his inrmorn-
ration, and afterwards rewarded the giver
A Missouri paper says that Frank Blair
is doing noble service as a member of the
Ku-Klux committee. Mainly through his
instrumentality has the Ku-Klux fallacy
been about exploded. The Radicals
themselves are getting ashamed of this
Ku-Klux business and would like to get
the elephant off of their hands. The
people are beginning to have their eyes
opened to the villany and scoundrelism of
carpet-bapgers and scallywags and wish
to have no more of it. Grant. Radicalism
and Ku-Klux are on the wane and must
go down under the trenchant blows of the
The New York Herald, speaking of the
late mob in that city says :
There were possibly over one hundred
and fifty persons killed in our streets on
the 12th of July, and it appears to be the
general impression that this bloody work
might have been avoided, had not some
one or more in charge of the National
Guard blundered. The list of the killed
and wounded embraces many innocent
and law-abiding citizens, drawn by a fatal
curiosity to the ground of conflict. In
all collisions of the military with the mob,
in this city, and all other cities, we have
the same old story of the killing and
maiming of inoffending citizens and
It is said that the improved lands in
South Carolina are worth $20,000,000,
while the fences that enclose them have
actually cost S1G.000.000. The fences in
New York have cost $144,000,000 ; those
of Ohio, $115,000,000 ; and. according to
an estimate made by Nicholas Diddle
thirty years ago, the fences of Pennsyl
vania, had then cost 5100,000,000. The
fences ot tbe whole Union are estimated
New Paper. We are in receipt of the
fiist number of The A'ortfi Western Home.
published at Vancouver. W. T. Tbe
Home is devoted to the agricultural inter
ests of Washington Territory. It presents
a creditable appearance generally Pub
lished by the North Western Home Com
pany. Term?, $1 per annum in adrance.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UKIVEPITY OF CALIFORNIA,
. The Washington Patriot has the follow,
ing in relation to the pardon of C. C.
Bowen, who was recently convicted of
bigamy in the District of Columbia:
C.C. Bowen, who was recently con
victed of bigamy, and who escaped tbe
penitentiary for "the same crime iu another
case by the convenience of a professional
colored juryman, has been actually par
doned by the President. This was con
fidentially predicted at the close of the
late trial, when the maudlin melodrama,
bad been well rehearsed, was performed
in open court before a mixed audience of
"black spirits and white."
Since the President has now taken the
ground in favor of polygamy by the ap
pointment of Brigham Young's son to
West Point, and of bigamy by the pardon
of Bowen, it may be assumed that all
"loyal" men will hasten to accept these
Radical principles, and have them incor
porated in the platform of the next Na
tional Convention. These "twin relics"
of ancient civilization are alone needed
to complete the catalogue of "moral
ideas," which progressive Radicalism has
developed with such great success, in
spite of social predjudices and traditions.
They have advanced with rapid strides,
and courageous reformers, like Mrs. Wood-
hull, have illustrated the beauties of pa
triarchal life under the brave and benign
aegis of this Free-Love Administration.
As Bowen has suffered for "the cause,"
honors will, of course, crowd upon him.
ith three living "wives 7 as the trio
claim to be, what may he not aspire to?
A seat iu Congress he has already filled,
and as he told us in touching terms, when
the weeping Judge was about to pro
nounce sentence, that "his poliiical career
was ended." He turned sadly towards
the Capitol, as if to bid a tender adieu to
Butler, to his associate carpet-baggers, to
his faithful scallawags, and to all the
colored members but De-Large. It was
an affecting scene, and drew tears from
the Court, as this Radical statesman in the
prime of life renounced ambition and de
livered himself up to justice.
But the Republic and the party have
claims upon Bowen as well as the various
ladies iu question. Utah, too, demands
recognition. Brigham, not satisfied with
the military elevation of one of his mul
titudinous offspring, insists that Bowen,
as a "representative man" in the Last,
shall enter the civil service and lead that
great reform, which the President lias
sought to inaugurate in appointing Ber
gen, and that illustrious host of patriots
who swore so valiantly before the investi
gating committee, to foreign and domestic
office. Hence, it is proposed to offer him
a foreign mission or a seat in the Cabinet,
as he may prefer ; that is to say, if his
predjudices can be conquered. The Cab
inet is to be reconstructed, and fie has the
advantage of being not only familiar with
reconstruction, but stands out as one of
tbe peculiar productions of that remark
Death ok Cavt. William Diekdokkk.
It is with much regret that we are called
upon to announce the death of Capt. Win.
Dierdorff. He died at his residence, in
Portland, on Monday morning, the 21th
inst. Mr. Dierdorff arrived in Oregon iu
1S5G, and located in this city, where he
engaged in the mercantile business in
partnership with Capt. J. C. Ainsworth,
his brother-in-law. He was universally
esteemed by all who knew him. for his
many true manly qualities. He was en
terprising generous, honorable, and Ins
good qualities won him the confidence and
respect of all who knew him. He was
elected Grand Master cf the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows at its session of
1870, and his term of office expired last
May. As a member of the Older, he pos
sessed the confidence and esteem of all,
and was universally beloved. The fun
eral took phice last Tuesday under the
charge of the Grand Lodge of Oregon,
conducted by Deputy Grand Master J. T.
Apperson. The various Lodges at Port
land and Oregon Lodge 0 this city were
in the procession. It was the largest Odd
Fellow s procession we have ever seen in
the State. The pall-bearers were Messrs.
A. L. Stinson. J. T. Bloomfield, C. W.
Dannals. E. St. John, H. W. Davis and W.
P. Burns, all past Grand Masters. The
cortege of citizens and members of the
Order was but a just tribute to his mem
ory. He wus in ever7 respect a nob:e
man, a true husband, an affectionate father.
an honest citizen, and as a member of the
Independent Order ot Odd Fellows, may
all the surviving Brethern emulate his
virtues. Peace to the ashes of Past Grand
Master William Dierdorff.
Where the Money Goes.
The Washington Patriot a recent date
Defalcations are the order of the day,
and they take larger proportions with the
latest disclosures. We are only at the
beginning. One has come to light, which
has produced some sensation in the pure
atmosphere of Kansas. It appears that
the Collector of Internal Revenue, John
Speer. had an "irregularity" or; confusion '
in his accounts, amounting to the trifle of
$15S.000 or thereabouts say. in round
numbers, about three times the snm with
which Gen. Lawrence, the friend of Gen.
Porter, walked off the other day, or the
amount with w'.iich the excellent Mr.
Bailey now conso.es Ids exile in Montevi
deo. The unfori unate Speer, of Kansas,
was threatened with the majesty of the
law, unless he told what became of the
money, whereupon Mr. Senator Pomeroy
and Mr. Representative Clark, both illus
trious Radicals, came to Washington aud
compromised the business for $11,000,
thus clearing exactly $147,000 by the op
eration. Pomeroy and Clark were the men who
procured Speer "s appointment, and it is
strongly suspected they had more than a
political interest in the good things which
he handled. They nre among the most
blatant spouters against the South, the
loudest champions of "loyalty." and the
most bitter enemies of any liberal policy.
It is corrupt demagogues of this charac
ter, whose itching palms are always busy,
while they ate canting over "moral ideas."
that have shaped the policy of their party
here in Washington. To the shame of the
majority of the Senate, be it said, nearly
haif of that side of the Chamber are mere
than open to suspicion. The honorable
men in it the others are notorious. The
Pomeroys. Ilarlans. Nyes, Stewarts, Kel
logs. Osborns, Camerons. and that tribe
are perfectly understood and appreciated
at their full value. Pomeroy learned his
trade as a Kansas "shrieker." and he has
improved upon i, as a brawling advocate
of San Domingo, and every job which ha3
come before this body, which is discreJit
ed by his presence, and that of the venal
"Ring" with which he is associated.
Gov. Davis, of Texas, has ordered elec
tions in that State for four Ileprosenta
tives in Congress, to take place on the
third of October.
What's the matter? The Statesman
did not have an article about the shooting
affray in it last Wednesday. There must
be something wrong.
Arrived. The Walla Walla Statesman
of the 22d inst., notices the arrival of
Grand Master Bristow at that city on that
New York, July 21. Forty delegates
of different Catholic temperance societies
representing 50.000, held a meeting last
evening to take action to influence the
Commissioners to replace Logan on the
Long Branch. July 21. On Wednesday
next the leading Republicans of New York
will be here. The President will hear
them on affairs of that State.
New York, July 21. Branch No. 1, of
Father Mathew Society, the largest in this
city, voted to withdraw its delegation
from the Hibernia Hall ' Convention, on
account of its action on the recent riot.
Washington-, July 22. Three o'clock
this forenoon an explosion occurred in a
small magazine of tbe Washington arsen
al, which is used for the signal corp. The
explosion was followed by an alarm of
fire, causing a serious conflagration in
volving the loss of at least $1,000,000
worth of Government property. The
flames communicated to a frame buildiug
near by, and spread thence to what is
known a.s Storehouse No. 2, in which were,
stored all kinds of cavalry and artillery
equipments. In this building was a mod
el room, or museum, 4n which was stored
all kinds of models, etc.. of foreign arms
and equipments, which is a serious loss to
the Government, aside from the mere in
trinsic value of the articles destroyed. It
is supposed the explosion was tbe result
of spontaneous combustion.
Memphis, July 22. Tbe Avalanche this
forenoon contains the following card:
Memphis, July 21, 1871.
Before and since my arrival in Memphis
this day, my attention has been called to
slanderous articles in certain Radical
newspapers which attack my character, in
connection with that of a lady, who, it is
falsely stated, was traveling under my
charge. It is deemed due to myself, as
well as to my personal Minds, to state un
equivocally, and without delay, that the
story, in whole and in its essential parts,
is unmistakably the instigation of malice
and is hereby pronounced utferly false.
(Signed), Jefferson Davis.
Washington, July 22. The exchange
of five-twenties for new bonds has nearly
Colonel Win. Philips, of Kansas, is be
ing urged for the .office of Commissioner
ot Indian Affairs, and the indications are
that he will be appointed.
Detroit, July 22. Col. Henry Barnes,
Pension Agent, formerly Postmaster at
Detroit, and at an earlier period editor of
the Tribune of this city, was found dead
about two miles below this city, having
evidently shot himself. Pecuniary embar
rassment is supposed to be the cause.
Sr. Louis, July 20. A terrible accident
occurred at G p. m. yesterday on the To
ledo it Wabash Railroad, sixteen miles
from this city. A freight train of 30 cars,
loaded with grain going south, collided
with a gravel train on which laborers
were returning from work. Of these, six
men were killed mitright and four others
so severely injured that there is little hope
of their recovery. Fully one-half of the
others were more or less injured some
seriously. The collision occurred on a
short level, and neither engineer was
aware that the other train was on the track
till it was too late to prevent a collision.
Engineers and firemen from both locomo
tives jumped in time to save their lives.
Both engines and a large number of tars
New York. July 26. A private letter
from Brazil dated July 5th, says the chol
era has resumed a malignant lcrm at Para.
Nearly every stranger in the city is dead.
The English Consul died a few days ago.
and to-day his wife is dying. Brazilian
physicians are losing all their patients
with fever. All strangers are liable to
take fever in Para, and nearly every Por
tuguese who emigrated to Para within the
past six or eight months has died. Sever
al steamers which lately arrived at New
York from Para have been quarantined
in the lower bay. but tbe last steamer
from Rio was permitted to reach her duck,
though she had touched at Para.
The Independent Volunteers of the An
cient Order of Hibernians have called a
meeting, to be held next Saturday even
ing. This Society, in the words of the
call, was formed on the 12th inst.. m Hi
bernia Hall, by a unanimous deci-ion of
all patriotic Irish soldiers present, and
will be no delusion. The names of officers
attached to the call are the same as tho.-e
found on a paper taken from the person
of one of the rioters on the day of the riot.
Washington. July 2H. Gen". Parker to
day vacated his office as Commissioner of
Indian Affairs. The clerks of the Bureau
took formal leave of him.
The testimony of Thomas Hardeman,
ex-member of Congress from Macon
(Georgia), before the Ku-Klux Committee,
was very brief. He said fie knew of no
Ku-Klux organization in his district, and
had not heard of its existence there. In
stead of colored persons beincr intimidated
at the polls, colored had intimidated white
persons and taken possesson of the polls.
Mrs Stanton and Miss Susan B. An
thony. The San Francisco Reporter gives the
following account of these two females.
Mrs. Stanton delivered her lecture on
Tuesday night, iu Plutt's Hall, to an im
mense audience; in fact, the house would
hold no more, and we understand the
house seats over three thousand persons,
and the isles will perhaps hold two or
three hundred more; all were full. She is
a good, motherly looking woman, and very
intelligent. Her hair is quite gray, and
she is rather inclined to be fleshy. Ilr
lecture was a plain, unvarnished state
ment of facts, and told in such a modest,
unassuming way, that every one seemed
pleased; even her sarcasms, which were
sharp and cutting were told in such a
modest way that the mind was toft to im
agine more than her language expressed.
In answering the objection made by
some, that if woman voted she would be
demoralized by the men, she said, "Just
think how I must be demoralized, having
to live in a house with my husband and
five sons." This brought down the house.
Indeed, her whole lecture was of that
pleasing character that we heard no com
Miss Susan B. Anlhony is a different
style. She is fond of using harsh words
and expressions, such as our modesty,
even as men, will not permit us to ap
prove. Her arguments were forcible, and
many homely truths came from her lips,
but failed to have the effect of Mrs. Stan
She made some good hits about the con
duct of candidates and officers towards
those who had no votes, and those who
could make and unmc.ke officers; but her
remarks about fallen vomen were coaise,
even to a degree of offensiveness, and at
one time her remarks about Mrs. Fair were
fearfully hissed; we have never heard
such hissing by any audience in this city.
The same ideas were expressed by Mrs.
Srnnlnn hut. in Ril eh words that the most
modest had no right to object.
Miss Anthony's discourse was
Modesty, even in men. has a powerful
influence upon th j minds of hearers, and
some men are modest, in both manner and
The editor of the Chicago Republican
theorises charmingly on the subject of sui
cide as a fine art. The Louisville Courier
Journal says: "We like his theory so well
that we would be delighted to see him il
lustrate it by example." The same jour
nal observes, in regard to the rumor that
the Prince of Wales is smoking away his
brains, that -Albert Edward should have
begun his incessant smoking as the Great
American Smoker did without brain
The West Side of. the 21st inst. says :
We learn that Joe Wood, who lives
neir this place, was accidently shot "while
ret irning from Nescucca. It appears ha
was riding with the gun across his saddle,
when the horse fell and the gnn was dis
charged, sending the ball 'through his hip.
The accident happened twelve miles from
any settlement, and a party went out yes
terday for the purpose of bringing him
home. Our informant did not know how
badly Mr. Wood was injured.
The State Republican of the 21st has
tbe following items :
A young child of Mr. David Hunter,
living three miles west cf Dallas, met
with a painful accident one day last week,
which resulted in death to the little suf
ferer. It crawled up stairs, aTid ia me
andering around where the boards were
loose, it fell through and struck on the
stove ; a kettle of hot water was upset
upon the child. The effects of the fall,
together with those of the water, ended
its life in a few hours. The parents were
not at home at the time of the accident.
The residence of Mr. Frank Lewis, liv
ing on the Luckiamute, ten miles from
Dallas, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday,
together with all its contents. The loss
was heavy, as everything In the house was
Col. Jos. Teal received the following
dispatch last Saturday morning signed by
W. II. Gates :
JnsTh-u Win Hamilton has iust ar
rived from Silvie's river, and reports your
beef cattle all stolen and provisions all
burned by Indians. The Indians made a
dash on the camp in the morning of the
18th, and stole five horses and stampeded
the cattle and run the boys out of camp.
Tbe Oregonian says :
Col. Teal had on the Silvie's river ranch
about GOO head of beef cattle steers of
about four or five years old. The extent
of his loss is not, of course, known. It
had been his intention to unite another
band ot cattle with that of the Silvie's
river ranch ; but does not know whether
it had been done at the date above men
tioned. If so, his loss will be about 1,200
head of cattle. He informs us that Gen.
Canby has already forwarded orders to
the various camps and posts, in the neigh
borhood of the depredations, to assist in
the pursuit and recovery of the cattle.
Col. Teal will, himself, start this morning
lor the scene of troubles with arms and
ammunition. As the dispatch above pub
lished contains all that is known of the
trouble, the whole affair is. of course, in
some obscurity a3 to facts.
The Pla'mdeuler is informed that a gen
tleman has arrived at Roseburg to take
charge of the proposed L'mpqua river im
provements. This will be gratifying news
to all Southern Oregon.
The erection of a woolen factory in
Roseburg is talked of.
The citizens of Jackson county have
contributed liberally to the relief of the
sufferers of the late fire at Yreka.
The Jacksonville Times says "We have
always claimed that Jackson county raised
the finest horses on the coast. As an evi
dence, here comes Uncle Fred Heiber
with a colt only two and a half months
old weighing 4433 pounds 122 pounds
heavier than Mr. W. C. Meyers colt, a
notice of which we published a couple of
of deeds recorded
erii s oriice lor Jacicson county.
fiscal year ending July 1
1871. 178 : con
sideration for the same, $91. 274. Number
of marriage licences issued from the
Clerk's ollice for the year ending July 1,
From the Herald c General Tilton sent
a party of men yesterday to make a sur
vey of Cornelius Pass, four miles from
Hillsboro, and then run direct to Colum
bia City, thence to Salem. The work will
be completed in a short time.
The steamer John L. Stevens, on her
last trip, brought up a Silsby steam fire
engine for the town of Walla Walla. It
is an elegantly finished piece of work,
and is constructed so as to be run, at
pleasure, by hand or horses.
The Statesman of the 24th inst. has the
We learn from Mr. C B. Burrows that
he has received a letter from Mr. Lewis
Kern, Grand Patriarch of the Right
Worthy Grand Encampment I. O O. F., of
California, stating that he will be here
next Sunday, the 30th inst., on an official
visit to the Encampment here.
Dead. Hon. E. B. Moore, of Harris
burg, died at his residence in that city on
last Wednesday, after a lingering illness
of several months, and was buried by the
Masonic Fraternity yesterday. Brother
Moore was a man of rare business tact and
energy, a useful and public-spirited citi
zen, aud an upright and honorable gentle
man, and the people all over the county
will mourn his death as a public calamity.
Ilis stricken widow and orphan children
have the warmest sympathy of a large
circle of friends in their great bereave
ment. Brother, may the sprig of accacia.
planted over thy tomb, be a perfect type
cf tbe immortal joy upon which thy pure
spirit bus entered, and may the Grand
Architect of the Universe grant thee ever
lasting refreshment in his own Celestial
Lodge of Perfection. So mote it be.
The WashingtoncrrioJ says that the
Kti Klnx Committee were in session yes
terday, and examined the United States
District Attorney and the ex-Auditor of
South Carolina. The testimony of these
gentlemen was unfavorable to the success
of the Ku-Klux investigation, inasmuch as
it gave a very satisfactory account of the
condition of social affairs in that State.
Governor Lindsley, of Alabama, now in
this city, will be examined to-morrow.
Poro.ATiox. Since the 1st of January,
1871, says the Sacramento Reporter, there
have arrived in the State by ships and
railroad 18.192 persons, and 12.370 have
gone away. While the total increase of
population has been less than 6,000 in six
mouths, the increase of Chinese during
that period has been 6,000. The Chinese
population is increasing faster than the
white by immigration.
A BrigiIt Little Boy. The Lynch
burg (Va.) Republican relates the follow
ing: "What is the capital of the United
States?'' asked a teacher of a public
shool in Lynchburg, the other day. All
the class gave it up, till a bright little boy
answered: "Long Branch is now, but
some point in California will be next
month." "Right!"7 said the teacher, "go
Henry L. Dawes positively refuses to
be considered a candidate for Governor
of Massachusetts. The Philadelphia Age
says hi3 friends declare that a desire to
avoid the necessity of having his name as
sociated with that of Gen. Butler in a can
vass, is the controlling reason for Dawes'
A two "horse" editor in Oregon pro
poses to give his views on the Ohio plat
form soon. We advise him to take "one
horse," so he can manage to give his
views before the Presidential election.
The country can't survive without them.
Look out for a most wonderful display of
wisdom when this document appear?.
SnoC:ietZer' Uged 15 ears months
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4th Day of Sept., 1871.
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Nevada City, California, in aid of and for
the following charitable purposes :
1st, Public SchooLs of Nevada Co. t
2d, Public Library of Nevada City
3d, Orphan Asylum, Nevada County.
4th, Fire Department, Nevada City.
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Good responsible Agents waDted. Liberal
Money should be se,nt by Express, or by
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Address all communications to
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i . r Nevada City, California.
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that a great medicine is a great blessing:
We have many of those blessings but among
them all, in the province to which it belongs,
no greater than
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A column would not sufliceto enumerate the
ailments for which it is prescribed b' physi
cians of the highest standing. It doe- not
b. long to the clas derisively termed patent
medicines, but is an article baed on ?cieH
tific analysis, and will stand the test of the
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July 2S; lm;
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FROM OREGON CITV
FOR PORTLAND :
Un Monday, Wednesday and Fritlar at
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On Tuesday. Thnrsdav
o clock P. M.
On Monday, Wednesday and
Friday of each week,
Salem, Albany, Conallis
MONDAY, WEBNESrAY" AND FRIDAY
Dayton and Lafayette.
Oregon City to Salem........ 5 i 00
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