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PALLAS, gATURDAY, JULY 2.
, 1 .
- The election is over and we re de
feated, but pot disappointed. Politi
cians find journalists speculate concern
log the real cause-
reagop,, otters entirely a different one.
fhe truth is. we airs beaten because of
Qjp eo4ct as a party, and be
cause we tava permitted ourselves to
fce AootroUed by men who are willing
p) sacrifice the interests of a whole pa
ikical organization for their own intjj
Ve have been beatep because the
party has ; been .. forced against its frill
d wishes by tbe operatibns of un
scrupulous demagogues to lay aside the
poly name which had a charm for the
majority of those who organized under
ft, and to adopt the platform of a fa
natical journalist, consisting of two
planks, "universal suffrage and univer
sal amnesty." Th& former is sufficient,
tid will, destroy any republic situated
ika ours, in onefourth of a century,
pnrj the latter wipes forever, from the
Constitution and the laws, the crime of
reason. If the Union party had been
content to retain its name, and had
flone its whole duty in carrying out its
declared purpose, to make treason odU
pns, by causing Jeff. Davis and the an
tbor of the above platform, at time he
fiigned the bail : bonds, to have tested
he strength of hemp cord, one inch in
diameter,, on the spot where John
Prown expired, and then, like men and
freemen, maintained the only correct
oolicy in relation to opposite races in
(his Government, as advocated by the
immortal Lincoln, instead of changing
front on that fjtje.gtipn, we might have
to-day been the strongest, best and
mo3t influential political organization
fhat ever existed in th& government.
Put we have followed strange Gods,
and have gone'estray after the ways of
jBalaam j 8nd it ha? happened urM us
that we have been beaten in the Pacific
States, and will be driven to despera
tion and disintegration in 1872, unless
- the people awaketo their duty and at
tend more strictly to their interests
and the operations of their servants.
Other reasons, good and sufficient
mignc oe given; prominent among
whjch are the management of local af
fairs of the State by some of our na
tional representatives, the fact tha
pne map claims to be able to carry Or
egon ip Jjjs pants pocket, and his high
handed conduct is wipked at by the
party in whose interest he claims to be
operating, but whose priqpipies he
reajly hates. A1J of which ponduct
actions and doings we claim are agains
equity and good conscience, and we in
tend to ventilate them in due time
n' show up the secret history of the
gradual but persistent butchery of the
Union party of Oregon, in the house
of its friends. Brutus may be an hon
prqpje man, but Brutus stabbed Caesar.
"We see frequent mention, ip the Or
gonian and the Statesman, of a rail
road on the west side of the Willamette.
This twaddle is getting y very old and
stale with us. The truth is, we have
been robbed of what justly belonged to
us in the way of land gjants for rail
roads, and the benefit has gone to the
East Side, and now we are to have a
daily stage lipe from Portland tp Cor
yaUis instead of a d&y train of cars.
This, the papers on the East Side,
think is a blessing to the West Side,
even greater pan they deserve. Be
fore the establishment pf a railroad on
the east side of the river it was thought
entirely unnecessary that we, on the
west side, should have a daily mail ;
but pow it is considered that we fcave
risep to that importance that we are
really entitled to the leavings of the
East Sifle j that ought to are facts no
longer, and so, pppn the establishment
of their Hqlladay ralroad, this gentle
man advises that we of the West Side
have what ia left of the East Side daily
ijjail. We npw gi?e Mr. Ifalladay &
Co. notice that the gullibility of the
people on the West Side is about ex
hausted, and they ipten4 tq Ipck well
tp their interest hereafter.
guWflbp fpj'f tj0 REPUBLICAN.
The Heiald of the 25th, under the
caption of "A bold statement," says:
The Oregonian of yasterday morn
ing prints the following from the Chi
cago Evening Post
The New York World is agitating
itself in the most lively manner over
"Grant's grammar' the President hav
ing,' in his special message, used the
phrase, "a nation with which the Uni
ted States is at peace.'' The hyper-,
critical World insists that he ought to
use the plural verb "are" instead of
Ms. Now we respectfully submit that
thjs is not a question of grammar, but
a question of polities, and that it was
settled by tfye war. Before the rebel-
ion it might have been, considered
proper to say "the United States aie a
confederacy of sovereign btates; but
now we Ray "the United States is a na
tion." The very thing that Lee sur
rendered at Appomattox was the plural
of the verb.
And the Herald intimates very
strongly that that the position aaken
by many, that the Government is uot a
nation, but simply a confederation ; of
sovereign States j which doctrine we
have always contended was nothing
more or luss'thaa the chief corner stone
of nullification and secession, because
if .the States did not surrender their
sovereignty to the people, at the adop
tion of the Constitution, then the
Southern States did have the right to
go out of the Union whenever they de
sired. But the Herald is not specific
on the subject. "Why does it not state
its own position ? Why does it not say
one theory or the other, on a subject so
important? Does it hold that we arc
still a confederation of sovereign
States, as contended by Randolph and
other great minds of. that day, when
they opposed the adoption of the Con
stitution Ojid claimed that we ought to
remain in a confederated state, and
that if the Constitution was adopted
this would be a consolidated govern
ment, with the entire sovereignty of
the State surrendered to thewhplepeo
pie in the aggregate ? or does it deny
the position taken by those great men,
who lived at the very time the Consti
tqtion was framed, and now insist, in
the "face of history, that our form of
government was not changed at the
adoption of tho Constitution, but that,
now as then, we are a confederation of
independent States, retaining all their
original sovereignty, save and except
what, by the Constitution, they express
ly delegated to the whole people ?
This question, according to the state
ment of the States Rights Democrat,
during the late campaign, being the
vital question pending before the peo
ple instead of the eighth resolution,
we should bp glad if the Herald would
define its position. But the position
taken by thp Post, and endorsed by the
Oregonian, are as wide from the mark
as that of the Herald, One is as ab
surd as the other. Its position is, that
prior to the war, it might be said with
propriety, that the government was not
a national one, but' was a confederation
of sovereign States; thereby admitting
as was claimed by Jeff. Davis, when he
picked up his hat to leave the Capitol
and join the Southern Confederacy,
that the South had a right to secede
under the Democratic construction of
the Constitution, and all he asked was
to be let alone. Now we contend that
this position is untenable; it is not true
that the war has changed our form of
government; and this question of gov
ernment was not settled by the war,
for every man must know, that in a re
public like ours, where the whole pow
er is in the hands of the people, politi
cal questions are settled only by the
ballot, and not by the sword. 'Our late
war settled only the question of physi
cal strength. What, I ask, in the name
of reason, would alt our battles and vic
tories amount to upon the question of
government, if, after they were all over,
a majority of the legal voters of the
United States should decide, by their
ballots, that the doctrine of secession
was correct. I apprehend your bullets
would be of little use. Alexander Ef.
Stephens said, and that, too, after the
war was over, that the Southern mind
had undergone no chapge upon the
question of the right to secede; they
had only been compelled to yield to an
overpqwerjng force, and that whenever
an opportunity presented itself, thpy
woujd, resurrect the Southern Confed
eracy; apd yet the Post and Oregonian
are willing to be rocked to sleep in the
cradle of political sepurity, by the sooth?
ing song of the war has forever settled
the governmental question.
It was charged, just after the
tion of Baker, that Ira F. M. Butler
received the the above amount for cast
ing his vote for distinguished hero and
Ira has never got a smell of j office
since that memorable event, and evi
dently thinks it is necessary to eat a
great deal of dirt to get in good stand
ing with the Democratic party again.
In 18G2 he ran in the Union Conven-
tion of this county for County Judge,
but, failing to get the nomination! very
JJ--I- .1! J il.i .1 I
suuueuiy uisiruveieu iuut mere was a
rrronf. ilflfll nf fraud ?n f lift finnventinn
& "W vvu.yuv.wu
and very bad principles in the party.
Since that time he has been acting
with the party that first-and
abused him. He has ever been
and willing to do anyiittle nasty, dirty
work that the party demanded. He
is ever asking for office, but rever re
minded that is necessary to "eat a lit
tle more dirt, Ira." He "has no con
science, and if perjury and corruption
don't work in his case, it ain't because
itdon't find a willing subject in him.
This election he was appointed to elect
the Democratic ticket by the rejection
of enough Republican votes to do the
work, and right well did he gei down
on his belly and go after it.
Ira, you and John O. Shelton will
have to eat a little more dirt-jof the
very dirtiest kind and.-wait a little
There never was, perhaps, m any
election, a greater display of high
handed villainy than that which char
acterized the action of a majority of
the Democratic judges of election in
this county. They seemed to have no
higher conception of duty than that
they were appointed solely for the pur
pose of letting Democrats vote, because
they were "DiuimycraU," and keeping
Republicans from voting, because they
'were not "Dimmycrats."
At Independence where two rene
gade Republicans were put jon the,
board as judges and they can do
meaner things than anybody they re
quired the usual oath of "Dimmycrats
when challenged, and an additiona
Oath, of their own manufacture, of Re
publicans. They went so far sis to re
quire residents of the county to state
under oath, whether or not they intend
ed staying in the county or not.
This kind of discrimination I in favor
of "Dimmocracy" was carried on al
over the county. In many instances
the judges would not even give the
voter, the benefit of what the law pro
vides in case of a rejected voter. They
would not even allow the voterj to swear
In his vote. The boast of Bill Wat
kinds that, "the Democracy Jhad the
judges of election in Polk, and they
would carry the county even if the Re
publicans have a hundred majority,"
was considered law. j
The New Naturalization Bill.
We see, by the late telgrams, that
new naturalization bill," in the House,
has been beaten nearly two! to one.
The real intent of the bill was to allow
all persons, irrespective of race and
color, to become citizens of the United
States. While we refrain from ex
pressing our opinion at this time on the
question x of universal citizenship, we
have no hesitancy in saying that it
should not take place, while the law re
mains which passes the ballot into the
hand of every man by virtue of hia
becoming a citizen. Whilej Greeley
seems to be in tears over the defeat of
the bill, we are shedding tears of joy;
for in it we think we can see the signs
of returning sanity on the question of
universal suffrage. We feel that we
can see the first step backwards in the
path of progress in the wrong direc
tion. Let us see now whether Senator
Williams r ny other Representative
of the Pacific States, shall dare take
another step in favor of universal suf
The Mexican Copgress, adjoined
May 31st. -
r- -ro r.
The Qovernor of Guerrero1 haj been
. Rumors of Cajbiaet changes ajre rfe
at the Capitol.
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county, Oregon, Administratrix of the estate
of J. D. Walling, deceased, all persons having
claims against said estate are hereby notified
to present the same to her, at her. residence,
near Lincoln, in said county, within six months
from this date. ELIZA A. WALLING,
Jane 11th, 1870. 15-4w
SOL. TETIIEROW, ADMINISTRATOR
of the estate of Bennet Crosley, deceas
ed, having filed his final account and asked Tor
a settlement of tho same, it is ordered by the
Court that Tuesday, the 5th day of July, 1870,
be-set for the final hearing of said account;
and all persons interested in said estate are
requested to appear in the County Court of
Polk county, Ogn., at that day, and show
cause, if any there be, why said accouut should
not be allowed and settled, and said ad in in is
trator discharged. J. L. COLLINS,
15:4w Co. Judge.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING PUR
chased all the printing material used in
the publication of the Polk County Time
newspaper, together with all the bookstand ac
counts belonging to said paper, have associ
ated ourselves together and have engaged in
the publication of a weekly paper, at Dallas,
ri Polk County, Oregon, to be called the
All debts due the Polk County Timet, both
on subscription and advertising account, are
now due, and prompt payment is greatly de
sired. All prepaid subscriptions of the Times, not
extending beyond June 11th, 1870, will, injus
tice to the subscribers, be filled out by us.
New subscriptions and advertisements are
earnestly solicited. We beg to assure sub
scribers and advertisers thjLt they will get val
ue received for the patronage they extend to
D. M. C. GAULT,
P. C. SULL1YAN.
Dallas, Ogn. March 5, 1870. ,
WBAT U O!
ALL PER8QNS INDEBTED TO THE
undersigned will please call and settle im
mediately, and thereby save cost to themselves
and expense to me.
B. P. NICIIQS,
;j4!, Ogn., Jan. ,8th, 1870.
BY VIRTUE OF A WARRANT. DULY
issued by the County Clerk of Polk Co.
Oregon, commanding me to collect thc.taxe
due"said eounty, by distress and sale if neces
sary, for want of personal property, I hav
levied upon the Donation Land Claims of Ed
ward Ground and wife, and of Wm. Fulton, ii
Sees. 30, 31 and 32, iu T. 9 S. of It. -4 W., in
Polk county, Oregon, containing 570 acres oi
land; assessed as the lands of John Polly, t
satisfy the claim of the county for taxes levied
thereon, against said John Polly, for the year
1809, and now reinainins; due and unpaid,
amounting to the sum of $17 50 besides penal
ties, costs and accruing costs : therefore I will
sell the said promises, to satisfy"saitl demand,
on Saturday the 30th day of July, 1870, be
tween the hours of 9 "o'clock A. M. and 4
o'cloek P. M. ofrsaid day, at the Court House
at Dallas, in said county, to the highest bidder
for gold and silver coin in hand.
J. W. SMITH. Sheriff,
By F. M. COLLINS, Deputy.
Dallas, June 25th, 1870. 17-4w"
TTN PURSUANCE OF LAW, AND BY
U authority of a warrant, duly issuid by the
County Clerk of Polk county, Oregon, com
manding me to collect the taxes due said coun
ty, by distress and sale if necessary, I have,
for want of personal property, levied upon the
south half of Sec. 10, in T. 7, S. of R. 5 W..
Not. No. 1978. claim No. 40. containing 300
acres more or les3, taken as the property of
A.I 1 f -VT 1 TT 1 . .
m ueirs oi ieison jonnson, deceased, to Bat
isfy the claim of the county for taxes levied
on said premises, and now remaining due and
unpam. ior ine years and 1S69, amount
ins to the sum of S4t SO. hpsid
costs, and accruing costs; therefore, I will sell
the said premises to satisfy said demands, on
Saturday, the 30th day of July, A. D. 1870,
between the hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 4
o'clock P. M. of said day, at the Court House
door, at Dallas, in said county, to the highest
bidder for gold and silver coin, in hand.
, J. W. SMITH. Sheriff.
By F. M. COLLINS, Deputy.
Dallas, June 25th, 1870. , 17-4w
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make known tothe citizens around Bnena
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We have also a first class planer and match
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punctuality and dispatch.
A good assortment of lumber now on hand.
JAS. HOLM AN, President of B. V. M. Co.,
WM. C. LEE, Secretary.
Buen Vista, June 16th, 1870. 16-tf
.On the road between Dallas and Buena Vis
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promissory notes, one for ($300) three hundred
dollars, and one ($200) two hundred dollars,
on the Salem Lumbering Ca., besides other pa
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I herebj warn all persons not to trade for rr
buy any of the above notes.
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June 10th, 1870. ' 16-2w
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Do not give jour children the "soothing
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