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DALLAS, OREGON. SATURDAY, JUNE I, 1870.
! NO. U.
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Dallas, Folk County, Oregon.
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VILLAINS, BEWARE !
TO TIIK IXDWKSDKVT VOTER
1V l,Iv tOUMY,
We, the Union Ktpnbliean candid
ates q Polk county, wih through
circular to express to the voters ot the
county out political positions and to
vindicate ourselves against' certain slan
ders which are intended to affect us in
the coming election and are being pub
licly circulated by the Democratic can
didates, who are now making what they
call a canvass, asking the voters of the
county t. support them.
Accompanying them is one John O.
Shelton, who pretends to know a trreat
deal about the use of money by Holla
day & Co., to carry the county in the
interest of Williams.
" We will notice the affidavits which
appear in the SaWi Daily Press. The
second and third are part of a batch
publudied in that paper of the 27th
ult., in which it is claimed that 31 r.
Boone desired to hire hands to go and
work for the Government, and amounts
Jo nothing if trjie All we have to say
in reply is that those affidavits do not
charge us with anything.
The affidavit of Hartma i doc not
charge us with anything, and so far as
it implicates anyone, it certainly does
not amount to much when he now comes
out in another affidavit and says (hat ho
made the one which appears in the Press
The affidavit of John L. Shebon
charges us with nothing, and all that he
pretends to know was learned from
John O. Shelton, who seems to be the
great leading light of the party, towards
whom al eyes are turned and all ears
are opened to see a statesman and hear
the eloquence of his tongue.
So far as John O. Shellon's testimony
is concerned, we suppose he has told all
be pretends to kuow, and cannot again
take the stand. He say that he re
ceived all his information in regard to
money from Boone and Lafollett. Not
on of the men on our ticket is enumer
ated as having a dollar of money for
the purpose of carrying the election.
Shelton says that he "was employed by
jnemberB of the Republican party, as
agent of that party, to carry the county
in the interest of the Republicans. He
.don't say that anyone ofiered him ruoti--eyf
or that ho ever had a dol'ar of the
money which he says was in the hands
f of these men. :
His statement is certainly very vague
and uncertain, and shows very conclu
eively that be knew but little about
what he was swearing, ancT cares much
less about what he is doing, so long as
he makes his bread and Lutter.
We append to this address affidavits
and statements of men who, to say the
least, stand as high iu the community
in which they live as those who have
signed and sworn to the statements
above referred to. We ask the candid
- juind to take the testimony and proofs
and render a verdict accordingly.
The charge has been made by the op
!t position candidates that money has been
and is being used by the-Republican
party to corrupt the voters of this coun
ty for the purpose of electing : the Le
gislative and county ticket. If auoh is
the case, it is without our knowledge
aud consent, and we hereby denounce
the whole thing false $o far as we are
concerned. The opposition cannot deny
the use of money by theui for election,
coring purposes unless they deny the
They charge that we were afraid to
meet them and discuss the issues of the
day. There are several reasons which
prompted us to this course. 1st, The
voters of the county are informed upou
the issues of the day and we are loth to
believe that any efforts of ours or of the
opposition would have the effect to
change the vote of a single man. 2d,
It is a very busy time of year and peO"
pie generally do not like to leave their
various vocations, when it is improbable
that any possible good could result
therefrom. 3d, The two parties have
made platforms and it is fair to presume
that the candidates upon each ticket
stand ly the declaratiou of principles
contained therein, aud which are herein
With this short address to our- fellow-
citizens, we now appeal to them to give
us their support, trusting that our lonj;
residence in the county will be a sufh
cieut guarantee that, if we should be
elected, we will, to the utmost of our
ability, perform the various duties to
which your suffrages shall have called
W. 0. WIHTSOX,
, J II. II AW LEY,
J. 1$. ST (J MP,
Ji. '. NICHOLS,
W. W. HtiACU,
11. S CliVaTAIv
R F. IT V. LI C A X K K.SOL UTIOX S.
Ht'solce-.l. 1. That we, the Union
Republican of Polk county, endorse
the platlonu of principles adopted at
the State Convention at Portland.
2. That we are in favor of the re
ductiou of fees in the office of Sheriff
and Cletk, in the several counties of
this State, and in favor of retrench
ment iu our county, State and national
ii. That while the subject of loaning
the credit of the State for the encourag
meut of-railroads, and for other pur
poses, is being discussed by the press
and people, we arc opposed to amend
ing the Constitution of Oregon so as to
allow the State to lend its credit for any
i sum greater thau is now provided by
4. That while we cheerfully acquiesce
in the laws of the land while they re
main such upon the statute books, we
are unalterably opposed to any further
extension of the elective franchise to
any except ihe white race.
JOHN ATI I AN DYER,
Pe.iofie(f. 1. That we befieve, with
Mr. Douglas, thiftlm is a white man's
(Jovcrnmeut ;" made by white men to
be governed by them for all time to
come , and that we will meet, with
force if necessary, any and all attempts
on the part of the Abolitiou party to
vote the negro, Indian or Chinaman..
2. That the so-called Fifteenth
Amendment is revolutionary in spirit.
subversive of the Constitution and
should be opposed by all true friends of
the Ciucassau race and Constitutional
3.-That the assumption fn the part
of Congress of the prerogatives of the
executive and judicial co-ordinate
branches and departments of the Gov
eminent, is a dangerous usurpation of
poorer, destructive of Constitutional Ii
berty, and merits the severest censure
of every true friend of the Constitu
4. That we arc in favor of free trade,
and direct taxation to defray the neces
sary expenses of the Government.
5. That the action of the Radical
party, as exhibited in the vote of the
Representatives in the present Congress,
which violates, at the instance of the
bondholder, tho terms of tic contract
which exists between them and the peo
ple, by declaring that such holders
shall be paid in gold for their bonds,
for which they could legally claim but
currency, is not only a gross infraction
cf said contract, but is a direct and
outrageous swindle upou the tax-payers
or the nation.
0. That the repudiation by the Ad
ministration and by Congress of the
valid claims of Southern loyalists, per
petratcd for the purpose of paying the
bondholder nearly double that which he
is entitled to, exhibits on tho part of
the party in power its old spirit of sec
tiooalism, and evinces it total dioreeard
of all rules of justice and equity.
7. That the National Banking sys
tem, instituted in the interest of the
bondholders, should be abolished, and
that greenbacks should be issued in Leu
of such bank paper, thus securing mil
lions annually to the people, and giving
to the whole people, instead of the few
the benefits of issuing a paper curren
cy- . . . .....
8. 1 hat. in the language ot V ebster,
a bargain cannot be broken on one side
and still bind on the other, and that the
repudiation on the part of the bond
holders of the terms of contract by in
serting that they be paid the face of
their bonds in gold, releases the people
from such terms; and that we now de
mand that their claims shall be settled
only upon the principles of natioual
Being informed that it is widely circu
lated that I am the person designated
by in the affidavit of Wm. J.
Hartman, which appears in the Salem
Press, I deem it but just to myself to
submit to the public the following affi
davit of said Hartman :
State op Oreoon, )
County of Polk, j B'
I, Wm. J. Hartman, being first duly
sworn, depose aud say that the affidavit
which appears over my signature in the
Sa'em Daily Press of May 20th, is not
printed eiactly as I made it ; that the
affidavit which I have made was made
under threats; and I further say that
W. C. Whitson never paid or proposed
to pay ice to vote for any particular
man or meu, or in a particular way,
but always advised me not to sell my
vote to any one, as it was criminal. I
never intended to be understood as
charging him with anything of the
(Signed.) Wm. J. HARTMAN.
State of Ouf.csox, )
County of Poik. J
The foregoing affidavit was subscrib
ed and sworn to before tne. Mav 28.
1S70. 11. P. BOISE,
I also sec it stated in the Salem
Press that I left the canvass, begging
that no further expose be made of the
muds in .Polk. I take occasion here
to say that such a statement; is fal,e. 1
am able and willing to defend myself
whenever and wherever assailed. I
never intended to go into this canvass
except in self defence, but having been
implicated by the meanest and lowest
insinuations- in my presence, and the
uiogt open and wholesale slanders iu
my absence, I feci culled upon to vin
W. C. WHITSON.
Having Fcen,in the Democratic Press
an affidavit of one John O. Shelton, in
which he says that Senators Wiliiam
and Corbett and Ben. Holladay have
lurnisnca, in I'oiic county, money tor
political purposes, Ac., one thousand.
dollars ot which has come - to the KL
lendale Mill Co., and fearing that sach
a statement, if uncontradicted, might
injure our credit and business, we here
state that none of those persons named
in said affidavits, or any one of them
have, at any time furntshed us any
money for political purposes. And
further, that wc have used no money
whatever for political purposes.
R. P. UOISB,
J. T. WORTLKV,
Sole Directors of K. M. Co.
Having heard that it has been cur
rcutly reported that we were pledged in
favor of jco. II. V illiams for the U
S. Senate, we take this occasion to say
that all such statements arc false. We
are not pledged in favor of him or any
J. B. STUMP,
J. H. IIAWLKY,
B. F NICHOLS.
Mr. J. O. Shelton states, in his affi
davit, and claims that I am disbursing
agent for Holladay, Williams & Co., or
one of them, and that I had received
81,500; and that I had given such in
formation to him, to all of which I an
swer that they arc without foundation
and base falsehoods.
Wm. W. BOONE.
Dallas, May 30, 1870.
My attention has been called to an
affidavit in the Salem Daily Press of
May 2Gtb, 1870, signed by John O.
Shelton, wherein it is said : "Capt.
Lafblletfe has : 810,000;" it is also al
leged that this money is to bo used to
corrupt tae voters of Polk county, and
that it was sent iuto this county by
Senators Williams and Corbett, Ben.
Holladay, Ben.' Simpson and Dr. Baily.
It is iwffioienfc for me to say, as I dkl
at the Democratic speaking in Douglas,
Jackson, Bethel and Kola precincts,
that I never received ten thousand dol
lars, nor any other sum of money, from
Senators Williams, CtTbett, Ben. Hol
laday, Dr. Baily, Ben. Simpson or any
other man, to be used for electioneer
Subscribed and sworn to before me,
this, 30th day of May, 1870.
Editor Repuulicaji :
Dear Sir I understand that it has
beeu paid, by a certain man who is can
vassing for the Democratic ticket, in
this county, that at a certain time and
place, in the town of Dallas, and iu my
presence a Republican offered him
8500 not to expose certain frauds which
he claims to exist in the Republican
party, in this county. " Now, all I have
to say about that statement is, that it is
a lie, made ot whole cloth. No man
in the Republican party ever made
any such proposition in my presence,
at any time or place.
During a conversation, however, be
tween said canvasser myself and an
other Republican, when said canvasser
still professed to be a Republican, and
while the Salem Press was abusing him
as a Republican, he stated that the De
mocracy had offered him big money to
canvass for them, and that lot. Savery
woi 11 take him around in a buggy for
B. F. NICHOLS.
Having been informed by reliable
persons that one of the Democratic
county canvassers states, at every pre
cinct in this county,' that (..apt LaJoI-
lett came to my house, a phort time
prior to the Republican Cunty Con
vention, staved all night and arranged
with me to run for the Legislature.
Now, in answer. I have to say that I
have had no talk with ("apt. Lafollett
upon political subject! for two years
prior to said convention; that he has
not stayed at my house all night or
ever been at my residence during that
time: and that the whole statement is
a willful, corrupt and contemptible lie.
J. 15. ST I'M P.
State or Orfoon,
County of Polk. , I
I, W. L. Riggs, being fust duly
sworn, depose and pay, that the charge
of J. O. Shehon, which appears iu the
Salem Pffni. that I had 81,000 or any
other sum, of Senator Williams, Cor-
ht-tt'a and Hen. HoHaday's money, or
the money of any other person, for the
purpose ot corrupting the voters o
Polk county, is a bane he.
w. l: riggs.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this, GOth day of May. 170.
Uitving Wen credibly infunnc! tbat
ouo Job n O Sbcltou, wlio is ncramlu
lntinjr the county at litis time, asi.tior
the Democratic nominees in making
their canvas, states publicly tbat Capt.
Infollett catno to me, prior to our
Cunty Convention in this county, nn-1
arranged with me to run for the Legis
lature. Now, my answer is that the
said Shelton, by said statement, tobi a
willful, wicked and malicious lie.
J. II. IIAWLEY.
My attention has been called to an
affidavit of one John O. Shelton, pub
lished in the Salem Daily Press, in
which affidavit Shelton says that he has
learned from Capt. Ijafollett and W. V.
Boone that Senators Williams and Cor
bctt, and Ben. Holladay have sent
into this county, through Ben. Simp
son and Dr. B;iily, 81.5,000 to be used
on this election ; and that 1 have one
thousand dollars of this money. All I
want to say about this matter is, that I
have received no money frooi these
men, nor have I bad any money on the
election or solicited any man to vote.
tbe Republican ticket for money or any
I am also informed that said Shelton
wbo is now assisting tho Democratic
candidates, in this county, in conduct
ing'the canvass, has stated in one or
more of bis speeches that he has had
talk with mo. with reference to money,
and that at ojde time I olTcrod or paid
him $25 to have him make an affidavit.
As to this charge, it is utterly false.
I have never bad a word with him on
any such subject, or paid or offered him
auy money for any purpose whatever.
V It. P. BOISE.
May 30, 1870.
State of Ohkoon.
County of Polk.
Concluded on jpurth page.)
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, dC.
Att'y & Counsellorat-l.aw
McMluuYllle, Yamhill Co., Oregon.
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Particular attention given t the ltd fly and
practice of Criminal Law, Collection of Claims,
Notes, Accounts, eto. . j
J. II. SITES, HI.
Physician and Surgeon,
' Dallas, Ogn.
Having resume! practice, will give special
attention to Obstetric, and tha treatment of
"th (lineaMa of Worn aad Childrea.
Office at hia rei!eac. j
t. TI1T4D. ff. t. iUTLBB.
VIXEYARD & BUTLEK,
Wy & Couimellor-Qt-I.aiv
Will sir peial aiUntion to the collection of
Claims, and all bauem entrust! to a is car.
HaTEKENCEri Hon. Jobn Burnett Hons
It. S. HtraLan A Simpson, Hon. A. J. Thayer.
II. '. IIOXD, I?I. i.,
IMiyaiciati and Surgeon,
OFFICE At NlchoU' Dru Store.
J.t. II. TUKIStt,
Special attention aiven t the Collection of
claims, also the buyiu, selling and leasing of
Kel Let ale, and Convey Auc.ng.
Justice of tho Peace for Dallas Precinct.
OFFICE In Polk CotiTr Tinas building,
Main street, opposite Court llocw.
W. D. JlilTltll, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon,
Special attention given to Obstetrics and
Disease f ' omen. Itf
J. ii. DAVIDON, 51. !.,
r!iyiciaii and burgeon,
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Independence, Oti. 1
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T. V. II. Enilirec.
AMITY, YAMHILL CO.,oREUOX.
?r Office rei iet.ee. I4yl
. ii. Vl llh,
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law,
Will practice in all the Court.j of llecord and
Icferi'.r Courts of tbisi State.
OFFICK In Watkind A Cos Brick, up
stairs. j" I
Elaydcn A: ITlyer,
ATTORXIS VS -AT- LAW,
OFFICE IN THE COl'KT liOlJSE., 1
SULLIVAN & WHITSON,
Attorneys & Counse!lorsat-Law,
Will practice 'in all tie Courts jf the State., 1
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
fpeoia! attention given to Collections and to
natters perUttiing to Ileal Estate. 1
I. A. A pp legale,
ATT O R X K Y-AT- LAW,
Dallas. Polk County, Ojjn, 1
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Ii. T. WARDIiAW, n. !.,
i'hvNiiian antl urfrcosi,
I.ewlsTllle, I'ulk Cok, Ogn.
Has wntlj raturnaJ from lb Atlantic States
Andofffjs hi arofa3iioaal tt ices to tha citi
ns of tba Cuuolj.
Particular attention glraa ko Fatcale Dis
eases. j - j J-tf
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f ft I HT & lio 11 1,
At Vy& a nsel or-at-La w,
Corner Concareiat at4 state Streeta,
Oppoaltc I.add k llush'a Hank,
will practice in tha Suarema
Circuit Courts of tba Second
Court and the
tad Third Ju
2vtf fl 10. B. Ct'ERRT.
CUItaEY & hi rli:i
HAYETTI3 - - : - V OHCGON.
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Aj l :: FORBGSIe i j
At Vy Counsel I or-a (-Law.
B. F. BtTSSELX, -J
C P. PilV,
Heal httate Attorney.
Ileal tatc Itrokerw and
XsTthweit Cor. of Fint and Wah.Iag.
PORTLAND - - - - - ORECOl.
Special attention given to the sale of Kestl
Estate'. Collections made in Oregon and the
Property, town lots, imprrTed farms, stock
ranches, lauds, Ac, Utiotie4 ialae Wst portions
of Oregon and V. T., fur-Bale on reasonable
Physician, Surgeon & Acconcher,
nueua Vista, Polk Co.; Ogn.,
Will attend promptly to professional calls-.
JXZSmSGS LDGE No. O 1
lk A. M.t Dallas, holds it regular c nr
totinicationa on the Saturda) preceding
the Full Jloon in each month, unless the m- oa
fulls on Saturday than on that day, at on
Al'o, on tho second Friday m -each monttx
at 7 o'clock, P. for the purpose of improve
inent of the Craft in Masonry, and for saeBi
other work as the Matter may from time to
lime order. ? '
All Brethren in good standing are invited to
attend. By unit r of the W. M.
MOKE THAN 200,000 PERSONS
Bear testimony t. the WtJerful Cttfatir
! . Effects of
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Manufacture! from the native Herbs and Roots
ol California, " ' . ( .
jfr The Great Rlood rarificr
FOn INFLAMMATORY AND CI1UOK
IC PHKUMATISM AND GOUT, DYSPEI
k or INDIOESTION, HlLlOl'S, RLMIT
TENT and INTEUMITTKNT FKVKlt?,
DISEASES OF TllK BLOOD, UVfcR,
KIDNEYS and I LADDER, tLtse DITTEKS
hava been moft succetful. St'Cll DISEAS
ES are caused by VITIATED RLOOD. hicfc
is gnerallj produced bj deraiigiliitut ul
Clearo tho Vitiate! RlM)d whenever yttt
find it iuipnritics bursting through tlekin in
Timples, Eruptions, or -ores; dcai o it when
you find it obstruct I'd and tlu trpislj in the
veins; cleanse it when it is foul, and your feel
ings will tll 300' when. Keep the tlo d beal
thy, and all will bu well.
a. n. .i2cdoa ai,o & 0
I ui porting' lVlioletale t
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Corner Pine and Sansara Street?, San Fran
cisco, Cal., and Sacramento. Cl, -and ,
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Carriage and Ornaititnfai
Oiijosila SiarlteyN SlcW.
MAIN STRIiKT, INDEI13NDI:XCK
YjUNE WINKS, -LIQUORS AND SEOARS
1? sorvfrd to customers vn bort notice. v
This esUblisLtnent does not ditpi-ra tangle
foot of anything of that cburactcr. i
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SASH AUD DOOR FACTORY,
Comer Mill and Maiu streets. Da lla
It & Campbell
AVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Sashei, of all the common ise,ad ofaIHl
a larije Tanery 01 ioora ana ""!
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the best workmanship, at thoir Sash and Dor
Factory, which they offer for sale as cheap a
such articles can bo purchased elsewhere.
They are also prepared to fill all special ir
dors for work in their Hoe promptly, cheaply
and accurately. , .v'.H";-'
Qire us a trial, and you will b satisfied. .'.'
1 RlOfiS A CaMPRELL?
I WILL SKLt OR TRADE FOR TORRS,
cattle or shpcp.WT AMICHA a 'id PHo
TOGIIAPIIIC SIOI.KJ aUotny !w!Mn
hou?e and Gallery in Dallas. For pariIculT
inquire of B. 7. Nichols or
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