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DALLAS, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16. 1871.
3?he (Drtrjffu UtcpubUrnn
Is Issued Every Saturday Morning, at
Dallas, Folk County, Oregon.
BY R. II. TYSOX.
Mill street, opposite the Court
SINGLE COPIES One Tear, $2 00. Six
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For Clubs of ten or more $1 75 per annum.
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Each subsequent insertion.. 1
A liberal deduction will be made to quar
erly and yearly advertisers.
Professional cards will be inserted at $12 00
Transient advertisements must be paid for
n adrance to insure publication. All other
advertising bills must be paid quarterly.
Legal tenders taken at their current value.
Blanks and Job AVojrk of every description
furnished at low rates on short notice.
As we contemplate the few homely
articles which form the outfit ot an edi
tor's tahle, it occurs to us to enumerate
how many of these exist in their pre
sent convenient form solely on account
of the stimulus of a good patent tys.
To begin with there is the inkstand
patented. So is the ink it contains
So are the penrack, the penholders and
pens. So are the ruler, the eraser, the
blotter and the paper fasteners. Yes,
and so are the paper files and the port
folio, and even the pas burner, by the
aid of which, these shortening days, we
arc able to protract our labors some
what into the dusk of the evening.
All these things are good after their
kind, and were purchased as beinr
most likely to be convenient for our
use, out of many other patented
If we, in the limited furniture of an
editorial sanctum, can find ourselves so
much indebted for comfort and conve
nience to patented articles, surely it
were not a hard task for the farmer,
the artizan and the housewife to count
up a host of things, which not only
minister to their comfort, but without
which they could scarcely now proceed
with their business, and all of which
have been patented. Very few of
these things would have been produced
without the hope of gain held out by
the patent system.
Those who will take the trouble to
, see how many patented devices are in
constant use by them, will certainly be
better prepared to appreciate the value
of patents in themselves, and will not
be so ready to throw odium upon the
flvstem on account of the practices of
an occasional fraudulent vender that
infests rural districts.
It has been complained that there
arc many of these who pass through
the country, under the pretence of sell
ing rights to make or use and sell
patented articles of various kinds, but
whose sole object is to defraud the
simple, and to make money by dishonest
Thus we have heard of a case where
the exclusive right to rrake and sell a
machine for a certain town was sold to
three individuals in the same town.
"We have heard of other cases where
parties, in signing a supposed agree
ment to pay a stipulated price for a
machine at the expiration of a given
time, under a proviso that certain re
sults should accrue or the article should
be returned, have signed negotiable
notes which were sold at a discount,
and which they were compelled to pay
when the scoundrels, who took advan
tage of their simplicity, were far be
yond their reach.
On account of these and other frau
dulent practices, many have been vic
. timized and become disgusted with
patented articles, and will not examine
useful and important inventions, which
it would be for their interest to pur
chase and use. This is as silly as it
would be to denounce watches because
eomo rascals sell pinchbeck for real
TIia titter absence of common and
necessarv precautions, -in the transac
tion of all business displayed by the
dupes of fraudulent vendors, enables
pretender and cheats to bleed their
purses. Let our rural friends never
sign their name without being sure
what they are signing, consult their
lawyers as to the validity and "intent of
the contracts they propose to make,
take the affidavit of parties proposing
to sell patent rights that they are en
titled to sell, and that the territory
bargained for has not already been sold,
and employ such other precautions as
careful business men alwavs use, and
they will render, the occupation of these
land sharks vcrv unwholesome in a
legal point of view.
lhat the simple and careless shall
become the dupes of the shrewd and
unscrupulous is in the nature of things
If a man should lie down to sleep in an
exposed situation, and wake up to find
his pocket-book and watch abstracted
by some prowling fluff, . ho would
scarcely blame anything more than his
own folly. So if men attempt to 'eTCT-""-cutc
contracts, and take upon tficm
obligations of which they know nothing,
without trustworthy edvice, they must
themselves take the burden of blame if
they get swindled.
This, however, does not exonerate
the swindlers. In many eases they
might be brought to justice, were it not
for indisposition to pursue and punish
them. Such a course, though a duty
to the public, protecting both honest
seller and buyers, involves some
trouble, and it is much easier to " take
it out" in maledictions against patents
and all who traffic iu them. Scientific
A Long Xkkdkd Invention. J
k. Magie, of the Canton, 111., Register,
has perfected a neat little automatic
machine for showing stations on rail
roads to passengers riding in the cars
It is m the form ot an oblong ease, to
be attached at either end of the passen
ger ear, in plain view of all the inmates
of the car, and on the taeo is given the
name of the station next to be reached
Jy an ingenious contrivauce, as soon as
the car i asses a station, the machine
shows, the next station, and' so on. It
is very ?tmp!e and perfect in its opera
tions, and quite inexpensive. The ma
chine nut only show the stations, but
will also indicate the distance of the
station from a certain stated point say
the distance of the station lrotu each
terminus of the road. The contrivance
is capable of imparting a large amount
of information. Placed on an exrres
train, not stopping at way stations, in
addition to giving the name of the sta
tion, there can be added the words
4 train stops," or " train does not stop,"
or "tram stopT twentv minutes for
meals," &c. We understand the C. .
k Q- railroad folks are so well plcnsed
with the machine, which was only p r
fected last week, that they have con
cluded to nut it on all the passenger
ears. It is certain that the traveling
public wilt blcsa every railroad line
which adopts it, as it is something the
need of which has been long and
ardently felt. Peoria (III.) Transcript.
It.usiNu Fast Horses. In reply
to a correspondent, the St. Louis Jour'
nal of Agriculture says :
" We cannot recommend you to
make the raiting of last horses a speci
ality in your business True, fabulous
prices are paid for extra steeds more
especially at the present period ; how-
ever, it you
will take the trouble to
experience of men who
have started out on this nlan. vou
find they pofneps light purses as a gen
eral thing. Far better would it be were
you to raise fast roadsters and rapid
walkers, and leave 2 LVs and 2 2Us
for others to rear. Knglish history re
cords a fact that you would do well to
ponder on. Out of every thirty colts
from thoroughbred stock on both sides
but one proves extra fast."
The Discovery of the Open Polar Sea
dated October 0h, is
a translation of information received at
the Navy Department, from Dr. A.
Pctermann, of Gotha :
"The telegram dated October 3d,
1871 which announces the return of
Capt. Weyprccht and Lieut. Payer, of
the Austrian army, states that in the
month of September an open sea was
found from 42 degrees to 70 degrees
cast of Greenwich to the northward of
78 degrees north latitude. The upper
most point reached was 70 degrees
north. On the meridean 47 degrees
east was found the most favorable state
of ice towards the North Pole, with a
probable connection with the open sea
north of Siberia, towards the east.
This appears to be the most favorable
route towards the North Pole. Dr.
Pctermann remarks :
" The best part of this telegram I
cannot understand, but I have reason to
assume that Oarlland, which was dis
covered last year by Count Zcil and
Theodore Von Henghir, extends south
ward to 78 degrees 12 minutes north
The Payer and Weyprccht expedition
was made in a small bailing vessel, and
at their own expense."
Till: HliCI.PTlON OF AI.F.XI.
Ki. IlKi'U hi.tcan : We have sum
med it up We are aware that we
cannot give the Prince the rcceptiou
that New York can : but we can do our
' level best." We have iriven him an
invitation, and he is coming. Faustasa
Flexingion eau brush up her chignon,
twist her augelio snoot into a seraphic
smiie. A'iomhtiH do Lowvaru can wax
ni.s twenty-seven hairs ou his upper lip,
and prepare to simper: " Aw, me dear
Prins, how do you do ?" For I tell you
the Prince is coming. Mrs. Angelica
(.lUshingtou, who has six marriageable
(lUshingtons, can roust old (Jush. round
and iectuie him, until he invites the
Prince to dinner, not that she has any
hopes of catching the Prince, but there
are lesser lights in his wake The Mc-
Toadys, The Do Fawners, the real, gen
uine dirt eaters and slop suckers of the
Old World. Titled, penniless, broken-
lown gamblers, worn out Koiies, in
other words, the Scum de la Scum of
the IJussian nobility. These are what
Mrs. Gush. U alter; and then the pleas
ure of saying to Mrs. Flimey MeShod
dy, whose husband has lately htruck ile
or caught a comer in Wall street, who
is certain to call upon her the next da? :
" Oh, you should have seen my eldt
Cherub, my first born, Tirzrah, waltzing
with the Prince; and I declare to good
ness, the Paron de Seroginwrdlepier was
uiteweet on our second angel. He
was twice heard to remark that her
golden hair reminded htm of tho Aurora
Porealis as seen from the ocean, I de
clare to goodness, I believe something
will come of it yet, and it would kill
me outright to loje my Cordelia Duiy."
This in America. This in a country
where the best blood of either ancient
or modern times Ins been poufrd out
as water, that Crowned Heads might bo
put down. This in a country where
none are acknowledged supcrior--only
as W'ealth hangs his laurels on their
brows This in a oonntry that has pro
dueed a Webster, a Washington, a Clay,
and hundred. nf others, who have gone
to their long aeeountaml left their de
generate sons to fawn at the feet of
Royalty- Verily, when one reads the
dispatches of the manner in which he
was received at New York, one can al
moss hear the bones of Washington
rattle in his tomb. Put the telegraph
says that he is coming to San Francisco
and, mayhap, to Oregon. We say : let
him come. He has a perfect right to
come. The same right that Susan JJ.
or George Francis had to come, if he
will pay his hotel, steamboat, railroad
and whisky bills, as they did; but he
should not play poker as they are said
to have done. Put for goodness flakes,
what is there about him that we should
go wild over him ? What has he done?
Oh, echo, will you not answer ? What
has he done ? Put we arc going to re
ceive him. We have all the arrange
ments made. It is supposed that he
will fir.st land at Kola. We have rented
a woodshed in that flourishing burg,
where he will remain until the first
blubbering is over. He will bo met
tferc by a fleet of three decker Cayvo
sea, piloted by Howlinh Kamps-in-
gouger, a native Chief ot the Oalanoo
ia's. The procession will be formed on
Short-yard street. 1 hence they will take
up the linn of march through Hog al
ley, when they will proceed up to Bas
ket Slough. Here we will erect a tri
umphal arch, on the top of which we
propose to place in effigy a Russian
Pear, standing on his head, while the
American Eagle will bo represented as
descending from the clouds, and grasp
ing the Poar's tail in his beak. On
one corner of the nrch, will bo placed a
live Chinaman with one eye punched
out for the occasion, standing on his left
hind leg, with the other suspended at
an acute angle, holding in the direction ,
of the descending Eagle a bunch of rats
in token of fraternity nnd national good
will. On the other corner will bo a
t 1 X" - 1
binomins .youn iiger, nrraaca n i
eupkl.and July frceocl; l.old,nS in;
his hand an link Weed advertisement
and a copy of the New Departure Plat
form. At the meaning of this, we will
allow the I'rincc I to guoss Here the
convoy will browse for awhile, as we
have built a IJruah Palace, the carpets
of which are kr.co deep. We have tele
graphed to Washington for five thous
and copies of the Patent-Office Reports,
three thousand copies of Greeley on
Farming, and eleven thousand three
hnndrcd and seventeen copies of Mun
gen's speech on Repudiation ; we have
also subscribed for the Lone Saver and
and Bible Pelter. If we cannot convert
the Prince to Republican principles
with this panoply of documents, we
propose to let hi in rip.
P. 8 I forgot to stite that wo had
engaged the chs.uijiou grinnist uid cia-
tricot theologian, and soul-charmintr
Svarbler, Prof. Anderson, to deliver a
weekly oration on the British Corn
Laws. He will also perform several
feats in Legerdemain, among which
may bo mentioned : swallowing his shirt
and tying his nose and tongue in a
double bow-knot. He will also cat his
shadow. Admittance, 45 cents in cur
rency. The whole to conclude with the
astonivhing feat of swallowing a red-hot
grubbing hoc. HONKS.
Latest from the Hartford Fire Insur
The terrible fires, of course, absorb
public attention, and little else is talked
or thought of. Hartford will bear her
Ehare of the burden, both in the way
of contributions and insurance, and
will, I think, do it manfully. The smoke
baa wot cleared away sufficiently vet
for our insurance companies to make a j
reliable estimate ot losses, but so mueh
is known as will probably extinguish
ail but three I he Ltna. Hartford and
Phoenix. The Ktna's loss is variously j
estimated at from two to five million, j
and idie is driven to a reduction of cap- i
ital stock fifty per cent. The Hartford
will lose probably about one million two
hundred thousand dollars; the Phoenix !
one million five hundred thousand dol
lars, and both may be drivcu to a re
ducuon, with the Ktna. The North
American," 44 Merchants." " City,"
"Connecticut," ''Charter Oak" and
Putnam" will, more than likely, " go I
by the board. It has been understood
that tho " Merchants," " City and
Connecticut" would be carried over
by their stockholders ; but I heard to- 1
day that their losses were so mueh j
greater than at first estimated that they
W'tuld be closed up The " Putnam"
folks have talked of paying as far as
their assets would go, and starting
agtin under a new name" The Bro
ther Johnathan" cuphonim, to say
the least whether it is fully decided
upon, I am unable to say. It is mueh
to be regretted that so many valuable
franchises must be given up. Chicago
Two Hcniikki Kir Km'X Con-Ksin..--Two
hundred Ku Klnx in
all have made voluntary confession of
their connexion with the Klan, and
have surrendered themselves to the
authorities, totally disgusted with their
connection with it. Thirty-s-evcn of
this cla.'s came in a few days since
and made their confessions in writing.
Three hundred, it Js estimated, have
fled to escape ths" penalty of their
crimes, or to avoid arrest, and one hun
dred and two are confined in the jail at
Yorkville. The prisoners say that they
have every comfort to be expected
under the circumstance; that they are
well treated, have plenty to cat, and
that their friend arc allowed to visit
them. Capt. Ogden, of the United
States Army, has immediate charge of
Hank Nots Pai-kk. it was gen
erally supposed that the secret of man
ufacturing the fibre paper on which
the Government paper was printed was
known only to thoe who were under
coutraQt to supply it to the Treasury
Department. On the arreet of a gaiir
of counterfeiters last week in New York,
and of another this week in Missouri, a
large quantity of the fibre paper was
not only found, but the machinery for
its manufacture. It is somewhat re
markable that the American mind is
not equal' to the invention if a bank
paper impossible to counterfeit, when
England has for half a century had a
watered paper on which her u Hank of
England'' notes of all denominations
arc printed, and which has never yet
been successfully imitated.
Twenty oneStatcs have voted this
year. These are New Hampshire, Con
necticut Kentucky, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, Iowa,
West Virginia, New York. Massachu
setts, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois,
Miliin: ICn... m:..:-,:' : v '
r Y'h "
All but six went 'Republican, and two
of these, New Jersey and New Hamp
shire, will be easily won back next
year. Conceding them to the opposi
tion, however, and leaving out all the
other States which have not voted, the
Republicans have already more than a
majority of the -Electoral College. This
is a nice calculation for tho Democrats
to base their Presidential speculations
A number of surveying parties have
been engaged during the last summer
and fall in surveying the various
mountain passes in Montana.
Seward states that the Khedivo of
ypt is not loyal fo the Sultan of
PROFESSIONAL CARDS, d C
I. ITS. JVIriUOE3I2,
PORTLAND - - - - OHHGON.
General News Agent
For Oregon and Adjacent Territories.
Also SPECIAL COLLECTOR of all kinds
AUE3T for the Dallas Republican.
JOIltf J. DALY,
A i Vy &, Counsel ler-af- La w.
Will practice in tho Courts of Record and In
feiior Courts. Collection attended to promptly.
Ofiice in Dr. J. 15. Davidson's Eullding,
MAIN STK12I5T, I N D 1 5 1 II XD 15 X C I 1.
J. C. GRUBBS, f1. D.,
FIIVSICI AX AN D SUItC liC IX,
Offers hU Strvicos to the CUiztus of iJitlias
OFriC: at NICHOLS' Urui Store.
w. i), i im, .u. i).,
EMiyicinii and Sur-von.
SpeHiil attention given to Obstetrics iinft
Iis."i-i''5 of Women. Itf
P. V. SULLIVAN,
Attorney k Counsellor-At-Law,
Will praftif in all tho Courts of the Ftate. 1
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
special attention pm-n to Collection ami to
matter pertain. ti to Keal hftate. 1
RUSSEL, FERRY & WOODWARD.
Krai &.! fc AcuIm
and Itoal Estate Auctioneers,
Xo. mo. i huxt stiu:i;t,
PORTI.AVD ..... 01!1.(;0.
J. A. .VlEl,i:ATiE,
Alt'y& ?oiiiicllor at Law,
OFFICE IN" COURT HOUSE,
DALLAS, POLK C0UKTY, 02EGOIJ.
X1SII, DOOR iSD
.11 A 1 X MTKI2HT, DALLAS.
1 bar ronftaully ou hand nnd for Sale
aml I ntclaKCfl.
DOORS OF ALL .SIZKS.
WIMHHV AMI DOOR I'HAMI.S,
All of the Beet Material nd Manufacture.
lMf JAMES M. CAMPBELL.
Or. CEIAISLES VBESO;V,
SAi.r.M, - - - )Hi:i;ox.
All who require Surgical Operations on th
Kjc", or treatineut, arc invited to give him a
TUonc lvbo do not rceeirc permanent benefit
will nut bo required to pay f.r treatment.
lie is amply provided with all the modern
and improved Inctrii'.nent,. and will make
thorough Examination free ot chargo.
Carriage, Wagon, Sign,
GRAINING & GLAZING,
PAPER HANGING, &c,
Done in tbe most Workmanlike manner by
II. I. SIHUVElt.
Shop upstalrg over Hobart & Co'n Harness
DALLAS, 'POLK CO., OREGON.
E'KAISK A. OOSi,
Blank Book Manufacturer,
KAL I .!, OHI.OON,
y-. Having; established a Firct Class
TjJfX. Book bindery in Salem, ia now
Civ':"W " if prepared to do all manner of
Magazines, Newspapers and Music Bound
in any de-ir?d Stylo.
Old Eooks r.o-Boimd.
BLANK BOOKS of every description, with
or without Printed lloadings, Manufactured to
BLANKS of every kind Bulod and Printed
In GrlswoU'i Block. 23-6m
PR OFESSJONA L CA RDS, d- C.
Jff DALLAS SIOTKIV
( OKNI.lt MAIN AND COURT 8TS.
Dallas, Polk County. Oregon.
The undr-Msne.l, having HE-FITTED th
above 1IO TiCL, now informs the Public that
he is prepared to Accommodate all who mar
favor him with a r!l, ia ax good style as eaa
he f'jun l in any Hotel in the Country. flir
mc a call, nJ you .hull not leave disappointed.
I2-tf W. F. KENNEDY, Proprietor.
PRICES OF BOARD REDUCED TO SUIT
A share of Patronage of the People oi Pofk
Every attention paid to Comfort of Guests.
S a d d I e ry
s. c. ST i ib:s,
Main -t. (opposite tbe Cour House), Dallas,
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN
Harne.ii, Paddle, Brid!':. Whip, Collars,
Cheek Line, etc., etc.. t "all kind, which he is
prepared to at the lowest living rafea.
rREPAll.ING done on short notice.
sr. k v it v w b; i: K !
We want Stuart and Enerp-etir Apenta t
intr-due our popular and justly celebrated
invent ion in every Villmjr, 7Ww nnd dig im
JnJispen$ah1e to every ll-juschold ;
They are bjix'bly approved of, endorsed and
adopted by Xidi'c. I'h t'lH ff); Itiriurt,
and ar.i now a GREAT FAVORITE with
I.vrry Family will Purchase One
or toore of them. Something that theiriuerjtf
arc at p..ri-t at a GLANCE.
DRUGGISIS, HILLINESS, DRESSHAKESS
and all who kep FANCY STORE?, wilt find
our . xepUf r t ert icle SKI. L YKIl Y II A 1'ID
LY, ;hrs periet ustirfafiixn and uettin
S M A LI, F O K TUNES
t all Dclera and Agents.
COM M Y 1UGHTS PRE E
to all who do.ire ?nffairine in an Hnnralle,
.' p fftf.fr end Pfftfuillt liv-iurfu, at ibeFatne
time dointr jro.d to thir e ti'panior. in life.
SiMujde i'l W, rt.t free ly mail on receipt of
i rii-. m;m roi; WHOLESALE circu
VICTORIA MANUFACTURING C02IPY.,
IT, PARK PL CI-:. New Yurfc.
W lilRB WLLERV.
J. If. K I XC A t D has opened a
New Photographic Gallery
In Du.-, where he wi!l be pleased to wait on
CuMoms-r in hit line of Business at all honrt
of the day.4
Taken without ruu.bliu, at the tte price as
Adults. Satit'factiou guaranteed. Piiee te
Fuit the titue.
Room a ,t Lafullett'f Old Stand. Mi.iu Stnwt,
Dallas, Plk County, Orrfon, April 27th, 1871
C. S. I V E R,
No. 1SG, First trect,
PORTLAND, - - - - OHEGOW,
Wholesale and Retail Der.ler in
BttV GOODS, CLOTHIXfl,-
LADIKS' DUKSS (iOODS,
HOOTS AND KHOIiS, II ATS & CAPS,
Highest Coidi Price paid for alt kinds of
IZzig V:vpvt Weaving-.
LL PERSONS HAVING MATERIAL
f for Rajj Carpets, nd wishine them
Woven, can bo aoooiuuiodated by calling on
the uuderfipned. Orders left ut the Sture of
R. II owe Br"-, will be pr uiptly attvnded to.
lfi-Bm WM. SAt LSBERRY.
SAN V KAN CI SCO,
PK At.EU IS
Dye Stufi3 and
Ky llic Parlanpre Only.
Cash Orders for this or any Foreign Market,
will receive prompt ar.d Faithful Attention.
Miners, Manutacturers and Wholoaale
Trade Supplied lor Cash.
Nonotieo or attention paid to Orders for Goods,
if there ia no provision tnado for tho payment
of tho uunio. . . . ,
Tenus Net Cush, on Delivery, In U.S Qjld
K. B. Consignments of Oregon Produce
Grain, Wlieat, Flour, &c, Solicited.