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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. '
rAIL.S, SATURDAY, SEPT. 3
Our Third Reform.
We hold that any people who desircr
or expect to; successfully establish any
particular forsa of govern m eot must
flbscrva certain rules, fundamental
pmoog .rluch,is the great natural law
f race, fixed by deity himself. This
yule will be found infallible, whatever
may ba taken as a starting point j for,
Jf any particular race of men shall or
' " ganize a. government, no matter what
its form may be. and receive into their
'conWels, as political equals, all other
- races, the experiment will be a failure
in less than one-fourth of a century ;
pod if any considcrabla portion of
i; the several rapes of men upon the
' earth should attempt, in conjunction, to
organize a governmontin any form, we
venture the opinion that the effort
would be a signal failure, and that even
before fundamental law cou'-d be estib-
fciished, upon which to organize, the re
pull would be i anarchy.
. Another rule which they must
ol-s:rve, not less in importance, is
this : Immediately upon the establish-
ment of any government, after first
ptrictly obscrylag tho rule above laid
down, the people who organize it must
make and continue to make, as they in
crease in numbers and wealth, such
Amendments and alterations in their first
and fundamental law as will tend di
rectly to the perpetuity ol the form of
govcrnment they are desirous of estab-
Jishing ; for, if they shall, for any con
siderable length of time, neglect those
matters which most concern them iu a
. national point of view, and shall spend
their tj.nie legislating concerning mat
ters of minor importance, or in effect
ing changes in their government which
has a direct tendency to another and
different form, the experiment will
gtijl be a failure, for if the efforts of
any people are crowned with success.
. they must go on to perfection in the
- fpfm government they desire to cs-
ablbh pat the objector says you nre
epposod to progress. No, sir; we fa
.Tor progress; but what we claim $,
that progress must be in the right di
rection. A man or a people may make
progress ip wickedness and corruption
as well as in righteousness and virtue,
and the great question to day with the
American people is not whether we are
progressing or retrograding, but, admit
ting the fact that we are progressing,
the question ia are we progressing iu
, .the i right direction ? Progress is to
move forward. Are we politically
going in the right direction, which will
finally establish liepublican institutions
upon a firm basis,so that we can trans
' rait thorn to our posterity, feeling an
abiding confidence in their perpetuity?
"VVe hold that no republic can be es
tablished and remain unless the people
who attempt to establish it shall direct
ly govern. The republic 'of Ilagusa,
v. situated on the shores of the Adriatic,
remained for more than a thousand
years, but the people were so jealons
pf their righffs that they elected their
phief magistrate annually, and when at
Jeogth. they permitted the executive
branch of the government to perpet
rate itself in power, at the expense of
the total abolition of the legislative
branch, the republic soon fell no more
o rise., Qur rppublic is, also, an ex-
periment, end we have started out with
thp pQpnlajr ' idpa that the people who
established the government should gov
ern it, and in such a mannpr that the
will of the majority shall not be thwart-
ed. Jfow, if this idea and system is to
e carried out aud perfected, then, we
' say, the pepple must reform their Con
stitution igp that they pan vote directly
for 7reaident and Yco President of
the Up i ted Statps, and for men to fll
all other important offices, and it is
frjgh time this most importapt rpform
Was effected. If this , were done, then
T.p6 man potjIjJ act as the servant of the
people who was not of their choice;
jjut now, under the law a? it stands, a
pmn for Presidpnt of the Unitpd States
who has received a majority of tlje
. electoral vote, may hold th$t o$ce four
"y'earp with a hpayy popular vote against
fiini, enjoying lijghesfc office on
parth by a rninority yote qf the nation.
, For instance, the State of Pennsylva-
pia and Ohio may have flip sanie 'n tim
ber, of Presidential electors, and the
oae may secure .all her electors by a
m jority of ""one thousand votes; the
p her. may secure hers by a m ijority of
one hundred thousand for opposite can
didates. Here the power of the two
States wou'd be neutralized in the count
for President, and still one man would
have ninety nine thousand majority,
We give a lively example in the elec
tion of 1SG0: The popular, vote against
Lincoln was about wie million, yet Mr.
Lincoln received one hundred and
eighty electoral votes against only ono
hundred and twenty three, in all against
him. Urcckenridge received seventy
two -of "tho one hundred and twenty
threjc, Bell received thirty-nine, aud
Douglas only twelve; and Douglas re
ceived, of the popular vote, only about
one half million less tharf Lincoln,
whereas Breckenridge and Bell togeth
er received but a small number moro
than did Douglas alone; but the elee
toral vote for the two former gentle
men was ' one hundred and eleven
against the twelve for Douglas nine
to one. This is another beautiful il
lustration of liepublicanism ; and yet,
all these great evils that remain with
us are left untouched and the brain of
our great statesmen is taxed to its ut
most to contrive some way by which
our infant government shall quietly be
passed intothe hands of tho wild man
of Africa, and countless hordes of red
men from China. And what argument
can be made in favor of our present
system of voting indirectly for our pub
lie servants? and why not allow the
piajority to rule iu those matters? Is
it because the people are not compe
tent to choose by voting directly fur all
officers of the government? or 13 it be
cause men who desire to make polities
their study and business waut a margin
whereby they can defeat the will of the
majority whenever, in their judgment,
it should become necessary? In our
opinion there is no valid reason why the
evil should remain with us, end the
only reason why it exists is because it
is but another relic of that monarchial
government from which we came, and
the sooner it is eradicated the better
for us. Let the sovereigns of this
country begin to instruct their Repre
sentatives iu Congress to more speedily
attend to those thing3 which so much
concern them, and imperatively de
mand that the fundamental law of the
land shall bejso revised that tho legal
voters within the jurisdiction of the
United States shall have the right to
vote directly for President and Vice
President, and then one more viper,
which is gnawing at our very vitals,
will have been dismssed. Fourth plank
next week. "
The editor of the Statesman goes
into hytterics over the course takcu by
the ItEPUHLiCAN. The Statesman
seems to be shocked by our bad gram
mar. Now, M r. Statesman , the people
think the RkpuiilIcan quite readable,
and wc think the Statesman would be
if it had not recently caught the "chick
en pox." Your bad grammar argu
ment, borrowed from the secession pig
trainer whom you now serve, will avail
you nothing, and result in no harm to
us; and when a man or journalist gets
down low enough in the dust louse
that argument, all understand it to be
undisputable evidence of subjugation.
The brain of the Statesman became
feverish, a short time since, over its im
agination that we were about to Sulli
vanize Polk county ; and now, when
we intimate that wc have as good ma
terial on tho "West Side for. United
States Senator asoan be found in Ore
gon, aud mention the name of Judge
Boise on the one side and ex-Senator
Nesmith on the other, his "dwarf brain
is all ablaze, aqd he fulls insensible, in
what is common to his cender--a hys
teric fit. But this, pusillanimous at
tack upon us by the simpleton who ed
its the Statesman, creates no hatred in
US toward him, but only excites our
sympathy; and we would fain reach
down and rigo tjie infant head from
hc pool of self.pollution in which it
has so long been immersed, but we are
met with the sotmcl whiph answers us,
too late ! too lato !, . But a few months
since and you were working shoulder
to shoulder with us, Samuel. To-day
we arc advocating the same principles
we then did, and you are training un
der James 0Icara. Tune bringn great
changes. Samuel, we fear you have
apostatized.. "The way of the. trans-;,
grcssor is hard; and tho wicked flee
when no man pursueth." Oh, Sam
uel I Samuel ! how often would we
hive taken you to our counsels,' and
have done you good; but ye would not,
but have chosen rather to follow after
strange gods (James O'Meara & Co.),
and now, with pitying eye and a heart
o'ercouio, with grief, we are forced to
exclaim not in the lansuago of the
poet, but the other fellow let Kphraim
alono; ho is joined to his idol (Ben
flolladay). Samuel, how scemeth it
to lick the hand that has so severely
chrastised thce? It is said, Samuel, by
knowing ones that thy master waiteth
impatiently for his three thousand
pieces of silver, or gr-e-e-nb-a c k-s.
Samuel, the name you give us, at forty
seven, we most respectfully decline to
accept, as, in infancy, we ijfjeived one
from our mother which sujta.us much
i .. . j
better, besides we have become accus
tomed to the use of it and tho force of
habit, you know, Samuel, is very strong.
We had almost forgotten to say, in all
modesty, Samuel, that we should favor
who we leased for U. S. Senator, and
more specially that we should not favor
Mr. Williams; and we repeat with
pride, and as journalists, that we iutend
to fight for the interests of the people
of the West Side ; and that if local
matters, iu the coming Senatorial con
test, are to absorb all others, and if a
Democratic Legislature shall be inclin
ed to send a Republican to the Senate,
as the Statesman and Bulletin intimate,
then we say let us have the, Hon. 11.
P. Boise, a man iu whom the people
have explicit confidence- and a man
who is competent to represent the whole
people of Oregon without sacraficing
any portion of the State for the special
benefit of auothcr, aud one who would
not pursue a suicidal course which
wju'd lead his own party directly to
And we reaffirm that if the Democ
racy are to elect a man, a all have a
rijzht to suppose they will, then we say,
give us ex Senator Nesmith, a man
who, in our opinion, would do justice
to all portious of the State; and who
could and would, wc repeat, wield an
influence at Washington ."surpassed by
none and if this little arrangement
could not be agreed upon, then wc re
peat our advise to the members of the
West Side, let Mr. Corbett represent
us alone, who has been a faithful eer
vant to our interests on the West Side,
and whoso hands aro not stained with
blood4 resulting from the butchery of
his own party, in tho house of its
Tho Questions Tliey Ak U.
We are asked by Williams' friends
why we oppose him ? Wc answer, be
cause he has assisted in forcing upon
the people of Oregon, irrespective of
party, an I against their will, the offen
sive and destructive principle of uni
verbal manhood suffrage ; ho has pro
claimed one thing to the people pulicly
and his acts in the Senate has asnsted
in accomplishing quite another, show
ing he 'was insincere; he has intro
duecd and put through Congress a bill
which took from the people of tho West
Side their most sacred and equitable
rights; he violated a most pacred
pledge, so says Mr. Gaston, to use his
best endeavors to secure the passage of
the bill granting a land subsidy to the
Pengra route, so that a line of railroad
coujd be. established from-the Central
'n ai I
acifie to a point on the Columbia
river, and thereby returning to the peo
ple of the West Side a small portion
of that of-which they had been rob
bed, lie has voted in opposition to
both hia colleagues in Congress upon
all questions which most vitally effect
our party in Oregon, in consequence of
which we havo been led to the cannon's
mouth of the enemy and literally de
stroyed. He has promised, at every
step in his radicalism, that he would
go no farther, and then deliberately
proceed on, and when his constituency
has complained he has answered im
pudently answered it is a measure of
the party, and you must take it; and
last but not loast, it is universally un
derstood that he is not his own, but be
longs to Ben Holladay, the monopolist,
and ho neither admits nor denies. This
last is enough alone for a free people to
- . place upop im the seal pf rppudia
1 tion. ' , ,
If the above is not satifactory, wo
can, produce another catalogue still
stronger. The party must elect to re-
pudiate "(Williams or the j acts of both
Corbett and Mallory. T J
Ex-Oovcrnor Gibbs, in a speech at
Lafayette in April last, and -MrrPow
ell, in an able speech at Dallas in the
same month, both emphatically declar
ed that, by the , express terms of our
treaty with China, that people could
not become citizens of this Govern-
ment without a change of treaty stipu
lation ; and, also, said they were oppos
ed to any change in our naturalization
laws whereby any more negroes should
be admitted to citizenship.
Query-Have they ascertained, since
Williams' China speech, that they were
mistaken as to the provisions of the
treaty ? and have they become converts
to the principles of the new naturaliza
tion law ?
In 18GG, when ex-Gov.Gibbsand Mr.
Mitchell were prominent candidates for
the Senato, tho 'Governor' could not be
elected by a Republican Legislature,
because he endorsed nero sufTraprc.
Mr. Mitchell opposed negro suffrage,
but was defeated because he was the
unsuccefsful candidate in caucus. Mr.
Corbett was the comprotni.-c candidate
and opposed to universal suffrage. And
so it will be in the future; no man cau
go to the Senate from Oregon who is
not known to be opposed to that prin
ciple, and who cannot produce a clear
record on that subject.
The Jacksonville Xeia says a corpo
ration with a capital stock of $5,000,-
000, has been formed in that county
for the purpose of building railroad
from the bend of the Ilumbol It iuto
Rogue River valley. The names of
some of the incorporators are : Jas. T.
Glenn, J. B. Wrisley, Jacob Ish, Ja.
D. Fay, Sachs Bros., John Bilger, W.
IT. S. Hyde, R. Benedict, J. I). Cou-h-lin
P. P. Prim, II. Klippel, Win. Hoff
man, Andy David-on, Wm. Turner, P.
Britt, C. C Betkman, John Nedber,
Jes.e Applegatc. Jacob Thompson, N.
C- Deon, .Tho. Chavner, and K. Kubli.
The principal place of business is to be
Two and four years ap the Oreyo
nian and Statesman professed to think
we were dealing heavy bljwa upon the
backs of Democrat?. -To-day we are
strenuously contct.ding for the same
doctrine we then fought for, and those
journals now charge that we.are advo
cating Democratic doctrine. Rchold
how lovely it U to be consistent!
By the latest dispatcher, up to cpt.
2d, fighting is still going on in Kurope,
with disadvantage to the French.
NE IP A I) VEIi TIS EVENTS.
KOTicu? ivotici:: :
fpilK UNDERSIOXEIV IlAVriCO PUR
JL t hnseil th interest of W. C. Brown in the
late buKincFt of W. C. BUOWN A CO., i now
reecivlna frefh npp1y of jfonds both frora
San Kranoi.co and Portland, which I will fell
at very cheap rate?, for CASH or
My rtock consists of every variety of .
Ladies' Ilrcxs Goods,
IIooIm A: .Shoes,
And groceries of all kinds, and will exchange
BARLEY, and very
CLEAN COTTON RAGS,
Or any kind of produce that can ho converted
into money. ,
, Come and examine my stock before purchas
ing, as it is no trouble to show goods whether
you buy or not. We mean business, therefore
earnestly invito you to oalt and see us.
JNO. C. BELL.
Dallas, Ogn., SepJ. 3d, 1870. 27-tf
THERE WILT, BE BOLD AT PUBLIC
sale, to the highest bidder, on Saturday
the 1st of October, at the dwelling house of W.
C.Whitaon, in Dallas, a largp quantity of
nousenoia lurnuure, urocirery, Stoves, dec.
Term", cash on all sums not exceeding ten dol
lars, and on all sums over that amount six
months time will biven upon approved security.
There will, also, be sold, at the same time and
place and upon the same terms, a house and
lot in Independence, and six acres of land ad.
joining the same, bow belonging to W. C.
Dallas, Sept. 3, 1870, ,. 274d f, .Agent.
nniwon. 1'. C. SULLIVAN.
successors To n. Strang.
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
OF ALL KINDS,
Tin Plate, Sheet Iron, Copper,
; Zinc, Brass & Block Tin,
Force and Lift H'i:suis,
CAST TIN. AND ENAMELED
Hollow - Ware.
MANUFAO'i UIIERS OF
Tin, Sheet-Iron & Copper
Ware. Great Variety of Gem Pass.
Iron aud Lead Pipe, of all sizes, for Gas,
Water and StCam.
ELBOWS, BUSHINGS, .
TV MP PL US,
RETURN BENDS HUH HER HOSE,
STOP COCKS, llOSK PIPES,
PLUGS, BATH TUBS.
In all ita branches done to order, at the stand
of B. Strung,
Union Block Commercial St., Salctn.
2 0 111
1870. Gilbert 15ros. i8TO.
SALEM ------ OREGON.
Muu'i Tap Sole Sewed Dwota fit 00
. Meu's Double Sole, Sewed Boot..
H Men's Single Sole, Sewed Rots.
13 00 g
O Men's Tap Sole, IVggeJ 11 00 .
-Men's Single Sole, Pegged Roots... 10 0(1
Z Men's French Kip Boot 0 CO
Men's Kip Boot a, Oregon or Cali
" fornia leather
- Men's Best French Calf f ewtd Ox-
Men's Rest French Cilf Togged Ox
1HK IU-:ST RRANDS OK FRENCH CALF
used in alt our bits, and every rait
arranted to cire ta.tif.u-tim. We aleo have
the inrgeft and tt wlerted ptck of KaMerti
and Caiifuruia ma le Ilooln and shot's wh'u L
we wffer at whd;A:e or retail a I pnete wLicL
OAK SOLE LEATHER, FRENCH
CALK, KIT AND UPPER
Shoe Machinery and everything generally
found in a Leather and Finding Store.
UuJd coin paid for HIDES and FURS.
SteiW March 10, 1870. 2 Cm
.YKATO. A: BOO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
STATION ER Y, i
AND YANKEE NOTIONS.
JV TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY OF
f f informing tho public that we havo just
received a large iuvoice of
;..Wall ...Pap-civ ..
Of all styles, direct from the manufactories in
the East. Our stock is tho
Largest ever oflered In this Market,
Whieh vro will so'l at wholesale and retail
CHEAP as any other hono in the State.
YEATON Jt BOON.
Salem, Ogn., March 10th, 1S70.
The Cheapest Store in
THE ELLENDALE STORE,
1-2 Miles West of Dallas,
AS BEEN FILLED WITH THE
largest and best stock of goods ' ever
brought into Polk County. .
Which we propose to sell LOWEH than
any other store in the county, for CASH or
rKUDbCK, for which we will pay tho highest
Our stock consists of every description of
goods generally kept in first class country
Al-o oohstantly on hand a largo assortment
Cassi meres and
Made in the Ellendalo Mills, which we willl
ell very cheap.
Ellendalo, July 9, 1870. 19-tf
A Rare Chance for a liar
-AS I AM 0
to the Hoi
OINO EXCLUSIVELY IX-
Horse Collar business, I will sell,
on REASONABLE TERMS, or trade for good
town property, my FINE TEAM and Uarness,
" Q, W. 11 OB ART.
DHw 30, 1870.
NEW A D VEIi TISEME TS.
JTIof hers, I've Found It !
ITIOIt YEARS I HAVE SEARCHED FOR
V a remedy that will CURE your children
by removing the CAUSE, and at last I can fay
"Eureka." TRY IT.
This is a pleasant antacid, and in large doee
laxative; in small dcee, an astringent medi
cine; exceedingly useful in all bowel affetion,
especially of children. It ia a afe, certain
and effectual remedy ;for Cbolic, Diarrhoea,
Cholera Morl.us, Summer-Complaibt, Griping
Tain, Sour Stomach. CostiveneM, Wind on the
Stomach, Crying and Fretting of Children, In
Teetbinjr, there ia nothing that equal it. It
softens the Oum, and render Teething eay.
-It ia no humbug medicine, got np to cll,
but a' really valuable preparation, having been
ia use for several yeara it recommenda foelC
Do not give your ebildren the 'aoothing:
gyrupF," tor they etupify without doing any
permanent good. : ' ; V-
Prepared by '" "f j. '';
Dr. W. .WATOJRnora'
MONMOUTH, OREGON. '
For Sale by Drurgista. The trade supplied
on reason uble teruid. Hundreds of Tlimo
ninla can be given if necessary. ", '' '
13-tf v DR. W. WATERnOUSE.
The "Pain Killer,"
After thirty yenrs trial, is still receiving the
most unqualified testimonials to. its virtues,
from persons of the highest character and
responsibility. Physicians of the first respec
tability, recommend it as a most effectual pre
paration fr the cxtir.clion of pain. It is not
only the bet remedy ever known fr bruises
Cuts, Li:rns, etc., but for Dysentery or Cholera,
f r any tort of bowel complaint, it is ajremed
unsurpassed for efficiency and rapidity of action.
In ibe great cities of India, and other hot
climates, it has become the standard medicine
fur all tui-h coin plaints, as well at for Dyspepsia,
Liver tYmpbiiut andotber kindred disorders.
Forcoubsand Cold", Canker, Asthma, and
Rheumatic difiitnlties, it baa I.een proved by
tlio must abundant and convincing testimony,,
to be an invaluable medicine. Directions ;'ac
cvnipanying each bottle. , ,
Bold by all Druggists.
Trice 25 cents and $1 per bottle.
C. M. PAnE.XTEft.
F. J. BABCOCC.
PARMEtJTER & BABCOCKi
Manufacturers, and Wholesale and lie
tail Dealera Iu ,
Commercial Street, Salem, Oregon,-
! AVE OX HAND THE LARGEST
J. tock of
W i n ;to v-hades,
P A V E it -52 21 M I XG S
Tle found in Marion County. . t
All kimls of Picture Frames, CcfSns and
Caskets made to order on short notice and at
PARMFNTEIt Jt BABCOCK.
Salem, M-irch 23, IS70. . 4-tf
Xiw Oro Fino Theater t
Formerly the ' Wigwam," '
Salem - - - -
S HE A ROVE PLACE OF AMUSEMENT
will be fitted up in most thorough manner,
both fur the comfort and convenience of, pat-
rons, and the artistic representation of the Le
gitimate and tho Sensational Drama. Tho
Stage will have all the modern improvements,
with ntnpio room, which is so essential to tho
production of Scenic, Spectacular, and the
RuTlesque Drama. New Scenery, Properties,
and a company of unexcelled ability. Composed '
of nil tho Ladies and Gentlemen of last sea-,
son, and a strong acquisition from Saa Fran,
t iseo. Among the favorites will appear
; JSrs. p.'.M. RATES, 1
HI is Annie Pixlcyy t
i!I i TI i Ei 11 i e P ix I e y9 T t
ilBrs. K. I. Bleach,
IHis liizzic Ingles,
HIr. IV I!I. Bates, ; .. ;,r
, I. II. Vinsin, ?
JG. C. Hlclyille,
W. II. Smith, ..'.
II. Carrold, , 4
P. F. Karney, and others
The scascn at Salem will open on or About,
the middle of Sept, and continue on unfit aJV
tor the State Fair, during which time will be
produced the Legitimate , and Sensational
Drama Comedy, Extravaganza,-Burlesque and
Farce.' , - -j
The Ow Fh. Theater, Portland, will open;
with the above company about the middle of
October, for lite regular season ( Twvnty-Six-weekx
' - '
It i.i the purfM'SO of tho Manager to play
during the coming season, one week in five a
Salena, and ollcucr should tara require It.'
F. M. BATES Manager,..
T II 12 O CCI BI2 IV T A;Xi
Formerly "WESTERN HOTEL," -J
Corner of l'trst; and Morrison Strectt
Messrs. SMITH & COOK i ;
HAVE TAKEN THIS WELL KNOWN
House and Befitted and Refurnished it
throughout, making U by far the BEST HO
TEL IN PORTLAND. . ,
N. H. Hot and Cold Baths attached to' tho
House for the benefit of (luests. , v s- ; i f
S-MITII & COOK, ,
Portland, April 14, IS70. ; v X:tt
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the law firm of Vineyard A BuUet Is thia
day dissolved by mutual consent.
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