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COURT OFFICIAL PAPER.
Dallas; Saturday, aug.
Williams on the Chines Question.
The Statesman of July 26th says :
'On ihe 4th of July the naturalization
'!, ,;ib Kt
i !L.. . i .
vnni -wnwn mrii-KPn n u. which v:is i
the work of Senator Sumner, on which
occasion much excitement prevailed on
l .. . n..i l...
Senator William?, from Oregon, which
amendment read as follows :
Provided, That nothing in this net
shall be construed to'anthorite the u t
uraliiation of persons born In the Chi
nese Km pi re.
That-paper then proceeds to give a
lengthy extract from a speech of Sen-
i-tor Williams, a part of which we
copy For the purpose of showing that
Williams is as conservative on theXJhi
na quzstion as the Dallas Republican,
making the same argument, but couch
ed in much stronger language, and
whether or not he ouuht to go to the
Democrats, Iqi consequence thereof, we
leave the Oreyonian to judge.
The following is tho extract from
AVilliams' argument, as given by the
Sir, the Chinese have been rapidly
increasing iu the United States since
the immigration commenced ; and every
year thousands are going back to the
country from whence they came, tell
ing ot the beauties and attractions of
this land, and the heart of this great
empire is beginning to be stirred with
the idea of immigration to this, to those
people, land of promise an plenty.
.Whether any steps can or ought to le
taken to check this immigration or im
jortation. is not now the question be
fore the Senate ; but the question is,
will Congress by a proclamation to these
people, that if they will come hero
they shall not only enjoy another rights
aod privileges, but that they shall be
vome participants in the political power
f this country will Congress, by ssuch
a proclamation, invite and eucourage
this influx of paganism and pollution
to oar shores?
Sir, no man more frequcuntly than
the Senator from Massachusetts tells us
that popular intelligence is the palladi
um of the-people's safety, Rut now
by this legislation he proposes to com
tint tfift destinies nf this natirtn n f-.r
wt he can to a couutless horde of aliens,
hose besotted ignorance is only equal
. cd by their moral debasement. To
Calk about the education of the ncnnle:
to talk about intelligence among voters;
to talk about the establishment of
schools and the diffusion of knowledge
as the guarantees of our free institu
tions, and at the same time propose to
jjive to in'liions of benighted and grov
eling pagans the right to control the
affairs of the Government, is a perfect
absurdity. Sir, it is mere stuff and
nonsense, whicL only deserves what it
will receive, the derision aod contempt
of the American people. Sir, wise men
tell us, too, that morality, virtue, and
religion are essential to the safety of
oar institutions and the integrity of the
nation j and while they proclaim this
doctrine they propose to put tin politi
cal future of the nation into the hands
of the Josh worshippers of China, and
surrender to their control, tho temptes
and altars of our religion. Ignorance,
idolatry, immorality, vice, disease, and
prostitution are the deities of the Sen!
tor's theory; and to them he is now
ready to sacrifice the pride aud glory-of
And I ak the attention of the Sen
to this-fact that upon the Pacific coat
"find; in most of the Western Stales it
is ooly necessary that a declaration of
intention shall be made to entitle a for
eigner to vote; and so within a very
vfcort time after a Chinaman puts his
foot upon American soil he can become
a voter, the political peer in all resprc's
with-any Senator in this body.
i I suppose the honorable Senator from
Massachusetts feels entirely safe, en
tirely .beyond the reach of any popular
revulsion I know that he is inflexibly
devoted to this theory of his j jind I
have little doubt that if all the work
men of Massachusetts, poverty-stricken
and beggared, with their families fol
lowing half starved and half clad, were
to come to the Senator, and, lifting up
their hands, iutplore hua to deviate one
hair, from his theory for their akes,
he would tthut the doors of his palatial
mansion in their faces-, and sitting down,
heedless of their erics, dream only of
the triumph of theory.
Pass this bill without oiy amendment
and as soon as it becomes a law there
are eighty thousand Chinamen who
could in one day, or as quick ns the
courts could do the work, make them
selves voters ou tlu) Pacific coast.
Think of putting the political power
and control of that beautiful section of
country into the hands of eighty thou
and Chinamen: men who know noth
ing of 'our Constitution, laws, customs,
language, or religion, and whose idola
troas. temping ate crowding aside the
ebmchea of tho Christian faith. '
Sir, this is a (piesiion that addresses
itself peculiarly to the Republican par
ty. Let mo tell my friends not to be
disappointed if this bill passes eiifiiin
chising the Chinese, if, at the next elec
tion, the bkek and white .laborers of
the country should combine to crush
the party ; which .invites composition
with their; labor iront Chinese;, and if
that combin-'tion shall be made, there
will not be Renresentativcs cnoutrh of
the Rcnubliean party in the other
House of Congress, uftcr tlie next elec
tion to, to tell the story of its destruc
tion. ' Now, w most heartily .endorse the
doctrine here taught by Senator Will
iams so far as it relates to Chinese vot
ing, and if ho had made the same ar
gument, applied the principle, and pre
dicted the same results in relation to
the enfranchisement of the Afiican
race, thereby carrying out the senti
ment and wishes of three-fourths of
the Union Republicans in Oregon, then
should we have been saved from this
iugioriuus defeat ; then would our par
ty bai o .'r to day have been floating in
the breeze, with but one motto vic
tory, and modern Democracy in Ore
gon would have been hiding if.- deform
ity among the shattered walls of
its own destruction. And herein lies
the inconsistency of the Senator's
course; but this is precisely the dilem
ma. which wc predicted: That if we
should step over the line of r:iee, whieh
deity tdono had fixed, we should find
ourselves out upon a shoreless ocean,
where no permanent stake could be
stuck or line fixed equitably, until we
should embrace all races of men.
Now, we submit to the candid con
sideration of the people who is the
mot consistent, our Senator or' Sum
ner? lie says that to be consistent
with the Declaration of Independence,
all men should have the ballot, irre
spective of lace or previous condition.
Williams says that Sumner is right in
this, so far as the principle relates to
citizens; but contends that all men, ir
respective of race, should not be suf
fered to become citizcu.3.
Now, we think the course pursued
by Sumner is far the most consistent
and correct, for iC it is right to make
citizens of the opposite races, it is right j
to allow a' 1 the same privilege. Can
Mr. Williams render any excuse for
saying that a negro from Africa ought
to have the right to come here aud have
the benefit of cur pre-emption and
homestead laws, iu order that he may
he enabled to make himself and' family
comfortable and happy; but that a
man from China, possessed of more in
telligence and education, and of better
habits and morals, should not have that
right? Rut Williams wants to go half
way and stop. Sumner says it is too
lute to go back on the principles of the
Kiftccnth Amendment (universal suf
frage). Williams says I am willing to
concede that I was wrong iu toying
the negro of the South only ought to
have tho ballot, aud I. am willing to ad
vauce with you, Mr. Sumner, so as to
include the whole African race; but I
want to prevent the abominable Chi
naman. Sumner holds up to V illianis'
vision, as Mark Anthony did the bloody
robes of Julius Cnwar to the Romans,
the Declaration of Independence, which
proclaims '-That all mpi arje created
cqu il." Willi ms becomes h X iiia'ed at
the sight, aud charges Senator Sumner,
(the greatest mind in the Seuate), of
attempting to commit the dostinies of
this nation, as' far as he can, ' to a
countless horde of aliens, whoso besot
ted ignorance is only equaled by t'.ieir
moral debasement;" and with being
the man who would elose his cars to the
cries of the starving citizens of his
own State, and be happy in his dreams
of the triumph of theory. This is a
huge charge, and must be consoling to
the people of Massachusetts ; but Mr.
Sumucr sits still and smiles over the
consciousness that he has jot him. Mr.
Williams thinks it would be a very dan
gerous experiment to put the ballot in
to the hands of eighty thousand foreign
ers on 'tin Pacific coast, who, he claims,
ars an iouorant set : but what about a
million negroes in the South, far more
ignorant and debased, and what about
all Africa"? No danger, in tho estima
tion of 3Ir. Williams, we suppose
Samuer was one of the very few men
iu the Senate who c-mld foresee the ef
fect of the .principle involved in the
th Amendment. " As wc have
said, it t if carried out, universal suf-
I frage; but Williams could not then sco
far enough to discover it; ho had for-;
gotten that ono of tho chief corner
stones of the American Republic, . as!
proclaimed by the patriots of the revoj
lution, was, that this lafid, within thd
jurisdiction of tho United States, should
be the asylum for the oppressed of al
nations, and that this was the prido o
the American! people.
How, then, can wc invite men to our
shores under suclwi pretence, and then
turn around to them, after they have
come, and say to them you shall not
make this the land of youi adoption!;
you shall not become a citiren of this
couutry; you shall not have tho right
o go into our forests, fell the trees and
make a home for yourself and family
under the benign benefits of tho home
stead and pre-emption laws; we will
not engage to protect you aud your
property in war as well as in peace ? J
It is impossible, unless we first take
back all we have proclaimed to the
world on that subject. Sumner saw at
a glance that if.be curt Id, by any color
of legality, incorporate into tho Consti
tution of the Cuitcd States the princi-
pie that whenever a man should be
come a citizen of the United States, by
virtue thereof, the ballot should paks
directly into his hands, universal suf
frage would in effect be accomplished,
and now, when the fight comes as io
who shall be citizens, Williams wakes
up bet to discover the terrible conse
quences of his former course, and to
the fact that he has been caught in the
trap so itgeniou.-dy ret by Sumner;
and now, on tho -1th of July, in tbe
U. S. Senate, ou the question of citi
zenship, be raves like a mad-man, while
Sumner sits easy in his scat, looks
calmly on and laughs at Williams' Ca
lamities, and mocks when his fear Com
eth. The truth is, both Sumucr ajid
Williams are wromr; the former in a'd
voeating universal suffrage, and the lat
ter iu advocating universal negro siif
frage and opposing universal citiaen
hip. The only doctrine on which We
cm survive is universal citizenship, for
tha purpose of protection to both per
son and property, make all equal before
the law, but retain the reins of Gov
ernment in our own hands, and confine
the ballot to the white race.
The Statesman U not sa!:sficd ;
still devotes most of its editorials
Pulk. This don't look much as though
there was no braiua there In Lla j is
sue of the 3d tnst., he charges us with
trying to Sullivanize tho county. Now
we suspect the editor is out of sorts
simply because wc are trying to main
tain a paper in I'olk ; wc suppose
imagiucs that Folk county, lying at
cent to the great city of Salem, where
tho notorious journalist (Mr. Clarkf)
reside."?, ought not to attempt to main
tain its identity in the newspaper line,
and he exhibits great concern as! to
whether or not we shall be able to live.
Now, we supposed that we had a right
to run a paper in Polk, and that, too,
without consulting the editor of the
Statesman ; and that wc had hcrcjthe
privilege of speech and press, as tho'
we reside 1 at Salctu. We will inyes
tigatc the matter, 31 r. Clark-e. I
ivs ic me cuitor s alarm mat wc will
not be supported, we will inform that
1 ,..t f . t .1 Ml
gentleman that we run tho ItfcrujtM.
can on our own money, and wc have
no assistance from. Mr. Williams, and
.our subscription list is growing every
day, because we speak the sentiments
of the people. Hadn't the Statesman
better come down another dollar per
annum on his subscription' price, in or
der to add to its list of subscribers ?
Now, Mr. Clark ef let us ay to you,
on tho square, that wo really have ijpon
our hands matters of too much import
ance to spend tho time iu prosecuting
a quarrel with an institution of your
measure: and wo aro satisfied that it
would not bo interesting to the people
who might read it, and now tso .would
say to you, that we would be very 'glad
if you would simply mind your own
business and let us alone in Polk; and,
another idea, to be honest, wo feel -in
consequence of our inexperience in this
business somewhat timid in contend
ing with a man of euch gigantic Intel
lect and long experience But, if you
shall say to us, as Prussia docs to
France, "it's too late" and shall drive
us to tho wall, wo shall, in tho best
manner possible, defend ourselves Mr.
Clark-c, have you been over iu Polk
lately ? Perhaps wc havo progressed
ut'juuu your lueas oi iuui:. aui.
Clark-f, would it not bo a good idea for
you to come over, visit your correspond
ent, J. A. A., and learn how to repro
sent tho sentiments of Polk. Mr.
Clark e, will you please to restrain your
angry passions toward us, Mr. Clark-
Tho Oregonian of the 27th of July
quotes a few lines from an answer to
his charge that wc had assisted in Iead
Jug the party to defeat in Polk. Of
course we answered, as any man would
have done who had been causelessly as
sailed, and falsely charged ; and 4ie
complains of our acerbity, and theu
adds that he entertains no malice to
ward us, otherwise -he should quote
more fully. He never denied a state
ment or answered a charge we made,
and we supposed he had concluded to-
quit as he was the assailing party ; but.
for some reason, iu his issue of the 30th
of July, he cotues out as if he had
struck a ray of light, aud attempts to
Now, wc arc somewhat disappointed
to learn that the editor of the Ort'jo
niun entertained any particular love for
us, and wo assure Mr. Scott that his
expressed respect for us is fully recip
rocated; and if it is our scerity that
has kiudlcd this flame of love, then we
are still happy iu thb consciousness of
That Iliiemy of Mankind, Consumption
can bo cured; but it is far better to prevent
the cruel diseafe from fastening itself ou tin
rystem, by the timely uso of a remedy nch as
Dr. Wistar'a Balsam of Wild Cherry affords.
A Itare Chance lor a flar
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cr voucl.tr., within ix Month frwiti the dale
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332 Montfrnmtrv Qti
POLK COUNT Y,
THE ELLEN DALE STORE,
2 1.2 Miles West of Dallas,
HAS BEEN FILLED WITH THE
largest and Ijfst stock of goods ever
brought Into Polk County.
Vbioh we propose to fell LOWF.lt thn
any otlier store in the county, for CASH or
PKODUCE.for which wc will .ay tho highest
Our stock eonfiit-ts of every description of
goods generally kept in firot clais country
Aho constantly on hand a larje assortment
Made in the Ellendalc Mills, which we will!
sell very chenp.
E;lendak J n!y 1 70. IMf
TY VIKTITE OF AN EXECUTIOX, TO
me dirtretcd, iMtied mt of the Circuit.
Court of the irtate of Orejrou, for tli county'
of I'olk, on a judgment rendered ly the Clerk
in vacation, in favor of Ira F. M. liuller and
HaitKt A. ifiier, fr the mm of eve.n hun
dretl and eighty everi dollars uud fifty fii;t.
($7S7 .';)) iu U.S. gold or cilvtr coin, with in
terest at the rate of Um per v.vi.l. per annoui
from the' rendition of judnH-iit untrl paid, to
gether with eoi-ts Mtd aceruiup- coisf. I have
levied upon and will sell at j ut.iic auction, at
the Court. llnue dnr iu the town of l)allas,
I'olk county, On., onthe Jolh d;y of Auuet,
1X70, between the bourse of ii 'e!oek A.
M. aud 4 uMoek I. M , all the . ri'ht.
title an l interest of the sii l A. (Itiitier, in
and to the fallowiii de.-icri'ed real j roperty,
to-wit : 'ft'C undiidfd half of lot No. '.',
iu f ntetiuiial j!h,el: No. i, aid known an the
Livery StaMe; and the north half of Lot
N. ii, in Lloek No. 1, aod known as tin
Buteher hp : and ai, romiiOMn-iig 22 lt?tt
south of the X. W. eon er f Lot Xo. ) .'nt
in fractional Illock Xo. 1, them e fouth 22 feel,
thent'c Ciist S3 feet, thenet- nith 22 feet, the nee
west leet lo tlie j luee of begiuniur, kuuvvu
as the Cooper Shy p.
'I ho i-id proptfty is located in the town of
Fale to Cvintftenee at 10 oVl-.x k A. M.
Term? each iu hand, puM or.ilver eoiu.
T. Ul'liClt, M.t ii.T iN.lk Co. vn
10 Iw Ity F. M. COLLINS. Wj.rity.
ST "f .1
Iu rear of the Capital Hotel Corner.
ORSES AXD CARRIAtSES TO LL1
tn reasonable tcno?. Special attention
paid to trarisient aioJ hoarding horsi-.
ISOOTII A 1 LA. MUX DON.
2 tf Propria r.
FOHFElTAIiLE AFTER TWO
where tho Empire is not zholu
Opposite Odd Fellows' Hall Gv
Manoftersfor the Pacific Coast.
NE W A D VER TJ SEMES TS:
Molhers, I've Found It V
T7I0K YEARS I HAVE SEARCHED FOR,
IP ft remedy that will CURE your children
by removing tho CAUSE, and at last I tun say
Eureka." TRY IT.
This is a plea?ant antacid, and in large dofea
laxatives in am all dcBee. an aittinRent medi
cine: exeeedingly useful in all bowel aKsaiiona,
especially of children. It In a safe, certaiu
and effectual remedy for Cbolic, ..Uiarrbaa,
Cho!er4 Morbuf, Fitinmer Complaint, Onpin;?
Piiin, Four Stomach. CoHivcnef. Wind on tho
Ptoinacb, Cryinfj and Fretlintr of Children. Jii
Teething, there is nothing that equal t. H
Koftens the (Jump, and render Teething ea.y;
J It is no -humbug medicine, got up to Sell,
but a really valuable preparation, havingbceii
In use for several years it rfcommerdi Itself.
Do not give your children tho "soothing
svrni.s." for tL;v Btunifv without doing any
permanent good. "
Prepared by ' 1 '
MONMOUTH, OREGON. " -
For Fale by Druggists. The trade supplied
on reasonable trn.s. Hundreds of Tesiimo
niali can be given if neeeary.
.-tf DR. W. AV ATERHOUf E. "
ACRES ENCLOSED LAND, - ONE
and a half miles from Dallas, is offered
lor rent. The renter-to take toe growing
crop and to have pnsc?sion until next spring,
(jood house and barn, forty aires in -grain, and
even acres meadow; a large lxurir g orchard
and earden. One wagon arda spun of hoies
go with the place te do the work about the
farm. Iinim di itc possession given.
Terms $250 eaib, r satisfac tory trad.
Inquire of Rl'SSELL A FERl Y, Rv.il Es
tate Ageuto, Portland, or
D. M. C. GAI LT.
Dallnp, May 2?. 1970. 1.3 tf v
DALLAS pM S20TI5L',
COSITEIl MAIN & C:UPwT S THEFTS,
I.. A. R Oil It,
fflllirS JI0E.SE II AS RECENTLY REKN
g refitted and rnrranjted. and it in now
open for ih ac-oni!.io!aii'i -f the traveling
public, whose patronage it respectfully olje
itcd. The TARLE will af all f imen be fijimd w It
provided with every dciicay ;f fhV 'eao.o, a
well as fhe fiihciantials, tn. I our gio'.st. may
rot assured of courteous anl prompt attend
The SLEEPING APARTMENTS will aUol
he found clean. whIesfotie at I comfortable.
'iyLirery SU.b!e opp'ite the hotel. f
Dallas May 2$, 1?70.
T it Vain,--' 1 Family Modtci.je has been w.'l-
ly ftni favt-ralily kcoT' i't our uvr.i uuii for
cia twut.!ricf, ujwarii of
TillllTY YEAHS! ?
It l.a lo.-t uont- t f itii name 'iy rei;t-
fi! trial, but c:iiiiut . tu cenjty a ironiut:it
jiOFitinn in very family meiliciMtf eliest.
It i.i an Kstt-rnal nnd Inttif.al Ittmedy. Fr
i?a.nn.cr (' i:-p!:ih,t, tr ;ii.y olln'r fomi uf bor
el li.c.ifJ 1 in chiKlren or n-lult?, it ia an almost
ecrtaiu cure, awl- Ua?? wi!xut -inubt, been tbe
laoft .uc ('t!.ful ju eiiiin, tLv various Kinds f
CIIOLKIIA th.ia any other known remeJy. or
the ni't skilH'iil ji!:yiei;in. In Iudia Africa
anJ t'Lina. wliere this lrcalful diisa-'e i mora
or less jirevalent, the Paia Killer is com Mcnl
by the native ns will cs Fuiojoaq residents
in theo eo!fni!', a sure remedy : and while it
is a most effieient remedy fur p.iin, it i a per
fectly fafj medicine, cvea in unskillful hauda.
" Sold by all Dmsuts.
Pi ire 2i ct?, 50 ct. and $1 per bottlo. -21-Iw
C. M. TATtMEXTKn.
F. J. BABCOCK.
PARMENTER & BABCOCK,
Manufacturers, aurt-Wholesale aud Itc
tail Dealers Iu
Commercial Etrcet, Salem, Oregon,
AVE ON HAND THE LARGEST
To bo found in Marion County.
Alt kiuds of Picture Frames, -Coffin's nn.l
Caskets made to order on short nptico and at
reasonable rale. .
PAKMKNTElt i EABCOCIC.
Salem, March 23, 1SV0. lit
Tlie standard teraedy for Coucha, 1u
fluenza, Pore Throat, Uioopint;
Cough, Croup. JAvcr Complaint,
llronchltis, IlleeiUt."1 rf,i tli
l.uns, and every ol eeilou of tho
Throat. Lung and C Lest, lucltid
iiiff ConsutHptlon, f .
Wlstar's njitsom does I ot dry up
a Cough, but loosens it, cleanses
tho I.uiiRs. allays Irritation, iu9
removtsjr the cause of the com
pLaln ,:1.16 unlesnslrrn
f2 ''JJHI?; P"Predby
Hold by RKIUll CiTOX H
TETTKR co San I'rancUto,
and by dealers generally. . IO-ly