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Uteaton Weekly Leader.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1885.
b Ate asm and irunj are often ef
fective wenpona in the cause of
truth, but more frequently are they
rraorled to by the unscrupulous ad
versary tthoua solid, argument will
- not sustain in his position. The
mere mention f a return of the
Government to the honesty and
simplicity of fifty years ago was
the signal for tha machine politi
cians to assail Jeffersonian simplio
ity with all the weight of their ran
corous ssreasm and ironical hatred.
None of thetn ever thought of dis
tirovinn bv facta and reason that
there was no occasion for such
change. They tacitly admitted that
. the wealth of tha na'.ion, not ite
welfare, had been the care ot ad
ministrations for years; that ipuciai
interests had been fostered,' to the
' less of the whole and the creation
of great inequalities in wealth; they
could not deny that machine poll
tics had destroyed the reality of
equality of condition, and that ex
'.cessive individual importance is a
menace to our ' free institutions
they could not deny that too often
the avenue to ofhee was through
chicanery and corruption, -that bri
bery was constantly increasing, an
. that politics had been almost aban
doned to time-servers and of&co
seekers; they could not deny that
the existence of corporate monopo
lies and the triumph of capital over
labor were the legitimate fruits of
class legislation; they did not dare
to acknowledge that the creditable
characteristics and marked individ
uality peculiar to the United States
fifty years ago were fast fading
from existence, and that the tyranny
of wealth, fashion and partisanship
prevailed throughout the lani; they
could not safely compare the pres
ent with the past; but they could
ridicule eld foggyism and Jefferson-
ian simplicity and thus distract at
tention from the evils upon which
spoilsmen politicians, protected in
dustriea, grinding monopolies, and
privileged classes flourish at the ex
pen se of our national vitality. The
duty of the young democracy is
none the less plain. If we would
. preserve our political liberty and
independence we must return to
the honesty and simplicity of fifty
Tiik democracy of to day has be
fore it an Herculean task. The
Augean stable of Republican cor
ruption must bo cleaned out. This
cannfct be don in a few months,
nor yet perhaps in a ' few years.
Not only has it to encounter an
opon and unscrupulous opposition,
but it has to contend with the nun.
gry Bourbon elementinitsownranks.
But even if the Democratic party
goes down in defeat at ths close of
Cleveland's administration, and
there is nothing improbable in such
an event, if the present policy of
the Government is continued until
then much permanent good will be
accomplished. It is not reasonable
to suppose that the protected indus
tries will, without a severe strug
gle, give up their hopes of gain
from the ascendancy of those who
befriended them: r that the land
grabbers will quietly forego the op
portuuity of renewed chances for
stealing more of the public domain,
or that those who haze grown
fraudulently rich at the expense of
of the government will fail to at-
vcuipi. reinstating uiemselves as
public plunderers; or that the im
mense monopolies that have flour
ished under Republican rule will
not aid to defeat tliosa who curtail
their encroachment on public rights.
These factors, combined with the
power of partisanship and the de
fection ot disappointed Bourbons
may defeat the new democracy for
a time. But the benefits will re
main and the cause of the people
will finally triumph. To expect
that the intelligent and independent
voters of all parties will sustain the
young democracy in its retrench
ment and reform is perhaps not tak
ing too sanguine a view of the mat
ter. Swamp-land speculators are in a
meditative mood. The General
Land Office has rejected Oregon's
claim to 48,000 acroi of so-called
swarcp land in 1 ake county alone.
Laud-grabbers seam to be out of
luck under a Democratic adminis
Tils lease of O. fl. Jc N. Co.'s
lines does not yet seem to be a set
tled fact. Perhaps Portland's re
joicing was prematura and the 1'u
.land Empire's fears unfoutded.
Tub public debt was. reduced
about ?0,000,000 during July.
pMiuocratic rule is not proving as
ruinous as some people pretended
it would. . ' i i
TiiK Astorian My "Guv. Jloody
villmakna ma take if le calls an
SCftUOL ItX3 AFi'GETIOKHEST.
Name of Clerk.
I E Earl 100 00
K N Moore 75 00
1 H Atkinson....... ... 217 50
F F Scott 49 50
J E Bargess ........ 54 00
A Hopsoa 52 50
O R Ballon 97 50
J R King 82 50
O V Irai loess 24 00
H G Yoakum 45 00
C H Brutscher 81 00
R A Bostwick 72 00
Lot Livermore 777 00
Mo.ea 'Woodward 106 50
W b Goodman 48 00
F M Pauly 499 50
HGans , 49 50
A W Shulze 58 50
G W Inale. . . 58 50
G D Peebler.... 25 50
John Allen ... v, ...... . 43 50
S H Stuart 223 50
W D Parker.
. 55 50
F G Hull
A B Renick
G O Bowman ....
T D Kasdale....
T B Wells
J F Custer
W W McQueen..
B G Marcuro
C F Goff
Calvin Ferguson .
David, McCarty , .
It f. Eastland.
J W Walker. ...
B H Edgar
J M O'Hara
W H Linsley
R E Stewart.
W C Kern.".
L B Gilman
W It Amon......
O C Darr
A H Turner
J W Willis
H C Kendall....
. 264 CO
. 25 50
. 102 00
. 43 50
. . 120 00
.. 18 00
. . 75 00
. 69 00
. . 25 10
.. 49 50
.. 52 50
. . 84 00
.. 112 50
. . 57 00
. . 49 50
.. 70 50
. . -99 00
.. -36 00
. . 30 00
.. 51 00
. . 34 50
.. 21 00
. . . 45 00
Geo W Beutley 30 00
J W Cornelino...
Thos P Gilliland . .
J T Hal
Geo W Parker. ...
J II Morrison
A C Henderson . . .
J K Wilson
E T Gardner
T J Obenchaiit.. . ,
Chas E Hoover . . .
A B Palmer.,
W A Sample 10 00
11 B Lee 36 00
D M McDonald 49 50
F Van Horn 34 50
A L Ewing 33 00
J L Killian 25 50
This apportionment is much
smaller than we anticipated and the
cause of it can be understood by
referring to the recent rsport of
the cowmissioners ordered by House
Bill No. 4.
These commissioners found that
the school taxes due Morro-v coun
ty, out of the tax levy of 1884, is
It is a fact that the school fund
in our county treasury collected
from citizens of Morrow county on
the tax levy of 1884, is less than
$1000 and while we do not wish to
be understood as finding fault with
this Board of Commissioners whose
duties were so arduous and so sat
isfactorily discharged, yet we do
think that there is a slight error in
this settlement of the school fund
Tha unpaid taxes turned over to
Morrow county weregl 1,567.08. It
would seem that some portion of
the school fund collected out of this
should be deducted from this $4,
077.17. If we had made the ap
portionment last April the same as
if there had been no division of the
county, the school districts which
are in Morrow county would not
have received more than this $4,
077.17. Question Should they pay their
axes at home and then claim a
full prorata share of ours?
The amount of money appropri
ated at this time is $5,889. The
amount per scholar, $1.50.
The Lower Kiver.
The situation grows more serious
day by day as the water recedes.
It is now impossible for loaded
ships to pass St. Helens, and it will
not be many days before even the
San Francisco steamers will have
to tide or lighter over the bar.
The government engineers have no
money available for river work,
and unless something is done
through private enterprise the bars
must remain impassable for the
whole season, causing a direct loss
of several thousand dollars to this
city, and to our lasting discredit
and prejudice as a port.
The channels through Swan is
land bar in the Willamette just be
low the city are in good condition,
and only a little work is needed to
fix the channels at the mouth cf the
Willamette for the season; but at
Martin's and Walker's islands and
at St. Ilelens there are long ridges
of sand which must be dug cr
sluiced out. Tim latter method
has been found to be cheapest and
most expeditious. It is estinated
that twenty days' work by a collier
would open the channels. It costs
io ,i . ii,-..
: ' A-i,,, , .,
.u .UB r ver, or ior tnere-
ijuiieu iwe-niy uayn. .Limner anu
other materials needed in the work
will cost $."00 more. Altogether
the charges will be $8000.
In furnishing these estimates Mr.
Prt'sc-jtt, manager of the Oregon
lliiav and Navigation company,
makes a liberal, even a generous pound, will be 890,000,000. The
ofiVr. If the citizens of Portland j wheat crop is the largest and best
will raise half the amount needed j ever raised in the State. Oats and
(54000), the company will furnish j other small grain have yielded
the steamer and stavd the other i immensely, and the corn crop is
half of the expense. A batter pro- i something unprecedented in the
position could not be expected. It;Stve. The cattle sales this year
will be accepted, of course. Ore- j will reach fully $10,000,000; the
gonian. chp tf wooi w;n fe0 worth 7,000,-
; 0Q0, and the income for the sale of
Quarantine officers at Baltimore ! hortes, mules, lumber and miscell
and Delaware breakwater have been i aneous items, together with the
notified to look oui for three vessels
wuicu sailed from Geneva for those
paces wimcu: proper oiasoi peauc.
The cattle men have to go in forty
Yellow fever is increasing rapidly
The loss by the great fire at Tor
onto is placed at 750,000.
All the great southern cities held
memorial services for Grant.
Oakdale, Cal., was visited bv a
$35,000 fire on the night of the 3d.
Cholera is spreading with csnsid-
erabie rapidity, throughout France.
The estimated damage by the rr.
cent storm in Philadelphia is 500,
000. At Cuthhprt, Ga,, 9th, a Wo
hanged Henry lavis, charged, wish
In a fire at Manchester, N . H.,
this week, seven p ersons weretwiru
ed to death. .
General Sheridan insists, that
cattlumen are responsibla for all the
Public meetings ar being held
in Canada to influence a commuta
tion of Kiel's sentenc-3.
John G. Thompson of Ohio has
heen appointed special agent of the
General Land Office, to investigate
fraudulent land entries.
The Mnntrzumi . hotel at Las Ve
gas, N. M., burnod August 10th.
Loss, 250,000. Eight eastern
guests perished i a the flames.
A flood in the. province of Can
ton, China, beginning July 19ch,
devastated a large section and caus
ed the death of 10,000 people.
The Knights of Labor in Texas
have strongly protested against the
employment of coi ivict labor in the
construction of the new capitol.
The Supreme Court of Washing
ton Territory has given Letnard,
under sentence o death for killing
Patton three yea rs ago, a new trial
Mr. Clemens, will make another
fortune off G rant's book, as he is
the silent partner in the firm pub
lishing the -w or k. Clemens is a rich
A monument to the memory of
Kebecc bourse, who was hanged
for witchcraft July 19, 1862, wbs
dedicatee at her old home in
Ualgary citizens will present
Major isteele, of the Canadian lorces
with a 200 diamond ring, in rscog.
nition o t his brilliant services at
Loon Lalce and elsewhere.
Senator Van "Wyck appeared in
Nebrs ska City Saturday driving an
ugly span of mules to a lumbering
old la.rm wagon,jvith a hickory ox
goad swung over his shoulder.
An "Inspector cf tides" has been
found .in the survey office, who
admitted that he drew a salary, but
had no duties to preform. He has
held the onerous position for seven
Meetings, are being held all over
England is. .favor of the criminal
law amend mem1, act. Many of them
are noted ior the eminence of the
speakers and t.fee high character of
At Ennis, Ttes., two daughters
of N. B. llanki a were sent to the
garret to draw liquor. One held a
lighted candle near tne faucet, when
the barrel exploded, fatally burn
-Judge James -Oarland, probably
the oldest judge .in the world, and
believed to be the oldest member of
the Masonic fr aternity in the
United States, diet 1 at Lynchburg,
Va., the 9th, in tl ie 95th year of
Geo. M. Dilley i; Son, founders
and mechanics of Galveston, Texas,
propose building in a short time a
carwheel foundry of sufficient cap
acity to supply the railways ofTexvis,
Louisiana and Mexico.
The encampment and reunion of
the G. A. It. posts of central and
southern Illinois on the 13th, 14th
and 15th of August will be an
iniruense affair. The encampment
will be in the vicinity of Hillsboro.
The Grant funer.al car was drawn
by 24. jet black horses, in black
trappings. The pageant was one of
the grandest in history. Mrs.
Grant, being ill, did not attend the
funeral in Ifew York. Mourning
ceremonies were held Saturday in
nearly all the Eastern cities.
Ten miners were killed at Wil
kesbarre, Pa., Tuesday morning by
an explosion ot gas in the mine.
The bodies were horribly mangled.
Great concern was expressed for a
number of miners who were sup
posed to be in another shaft of the
mine but who at the time of the
explosion were above ground.
Last Saturday a train on tha
Cincinnati fc Eastern railroad went
through a trestle. Mrs. Donaldson,
wife of the master mechanic, was
killed outright and her two chld-
er seriously hurt. The conductor
had an arm and two ribs broken.
H Moore rf Bichmon,
and I Su
Sutton of Batavia sustained
j grave injuries, and nine other pas-
! fcucors wpre spri.nuslv rmrr.
Texas is booming. The cotton
crop of the State will reach 2,000,-
1 000 bales, which at nine cents per
; agriculture products, will swell tha
volumn of erery kind to proportions;
wave is prevailing over
The Yamhill County fair will be
held at McMinnvilie from the 15th
to the 18th of September.
Charles W. Pierce, a pioneer of
18o0, died at his home in Washing
ton, county, J uiy 20, aged 73 years.
D. C. Lonnshnry has just finish
ed taken a census of the Chinese in
Portland, finds that there are 4,123
in. the city and county. '
Mary, the 17-year-old daughter
ml Job Denning, fell from a plum
tree at Lookmgglass a few days ago
and received internal injures from
which it is thought she will die.
The Brownsville woelen mills
have iust received and are putting
up two magnificent Crompton looms,
from the manufactory of John
Crompton, at Worcester, Massachu
As E. Thayer, was driving down
to St. Johns, Sunday, accompanied
by his wife, a fence rail fell down a
bank by the roadside and scared a
hog out of the brush. The hog
scared the herse and Mrs. Thayer
was thrown out of the carnage and
had her arm broken.
A Stay-ton correspondent of the
Albany Democrat says: The wheat
yield is very fine. Whit. Crawford
has just harvested a held of seveaty
acres that made an average of 31 i
bushels per acie. Thirty acres
made an average of 41 bushels per
W. B. Keen, of North Yamhill,
informs the Reporter that field mice
destroyed some wheat on his farm.
Several years ago field mice were
very troublesome in some parts of
the Wilamette valley. One winter
they were drowned out under a fall
Eugene Journal: A new well is
beingdug on the University grounds
"ear the new buildings. It is a
very large well, and will be put
down deep enough to afford plenty
of water. A little further south
east Professor Collier has a well
torty-two feet deep with thirteen
feet of water in it.
Marshfield News: There are now
seventy-five coal miners employed
at Newport. The yield of the mine
last month averaged 200 tons per
day during the days the men work
ed, but to some unavoidable delay
in shipping the coal bunkers filled,
the miners did not have a full
A correspondent at Airlie says:
Farmers are getting along nicely
with harvesting in this neighbor
hood. Quite a number havetinished
threshing tbeir fall grain, and many
others will finish the coming week.
Judging from what has been thresh
ed we think twenty-five bushels
will be an average yield for fall
wheat. Spring grain will fall con
siderable below this.
A few? days ago the boiJy of Gad
Hopwood was found in his cabin
near the mouth of the Little Salmon,
about twenty-five miles up Snake
river from Asotin. Irom appear
ance it was concluded that Hopwood
died from an attack of bleeding at
the lungs. He was a brother of
James Hopwood of Woodville,
Jackson county, a single man about
48 years of age, and possessed of a
good ranch and considerable live
A report from Silverton, Oregon,
States that on Sunday morning at
b:J0, an old man by the name of C.
h. liibbey shot and killed
young man named Authur Patty, a
partner of his son. Patty, at the
time of the shooting, was engaged in
washing a buggy at the pump, and
after receiving the wound in the
left iide, walked away some distance
toward the house, but fell dead be
fore reaching it. Seeing the result
of the shooting, the ild man entered
the house, turned the gun upon
h:mse;f, and thus ended his life,
The cause which led to the shoot
ing was not stated.
There are, it is said, about 300
people in Washington county alone
who have been maring regular pay
ments upon the unearned lands of
the Oregon & California liailroad
company, said lands now being de
clared forfeited. The people are
wanting their money back, which
has been paid in suras ranging from
50 to $500. A large number have
paid in full and are ready for their
deeds. A meeting is to be held at
Forest Grove next week, for the
purpose of agreeing upon a plan of
procedure, in case the company
persistently refuse to refund the
money, which it now unlawfully
holds. The meeting will be an
enthusiastic one, as a large attend
ance is expected.
Further particulars have been re
ceived of the drowning accident at
the Cascade Locks on Saturday last.
The names of the drowned persor.s
were Mr. Schneider, wife and child
and two men named Heffren and
Hansen. The party started to cro:-s
the Columbia from Whiskey Flat
to the landing of The Dalies boat in
a small skiff with a light sail. The
wind died out and the boat floated
down with the current. Hansen
and Heffren leaped from the boat
and attempted to swim to an island,
but went under and were never
seen. Ihe screams ot the woman
were heard at the Locks, and a boat
with three men put out from the
steamer Mountain Queen and rowed
over near where the people were
see a, but did not get in the current.
Some Indians who were fishing on
the Washington Territory shore at
the time of the accident, say the
boat capsized at the head of the
rapids. The woman went into the
water first, then the baby and then
Schneider himself. The Skiff was
! picked up at the Lower Cascades,
six miles below, badly shattered,
The bnrfips r(rir wsn
! Immm fin i
i n, i s b m a a i a a t ip u t 'swap
THE GRtiftT jB
t u r. L 9
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Bora Throat. 8wr.UI-ac. Spraim, Bralaea,
Burn, feal'ia. Frost Mtea,
111 ALL OTUE1 BUDU.1 PAIRS ARD ACHES.
Sold bT Droggistt an Toler everywhere. Fifty CenU
bottle. 'Jireotioa in 11 Language.
THE t:HAKLt:S A. VOftELEIt CO.
w A. IK iiu.ll A w. ) oauiflwra, aih b. o.
From Pole to Pole
Ayer's Sahsapaiuixa fciw demonstrated it
power of cure for all disease of the 'uloyd.
Tho Karpconer's Story.
JCew Bedford, June J, ISS3.
IT.. J. C. Ateh fc Co. Twenty yearn ngo "
wife a hnrpooner in the North lV-cifif, when f:v
oir.ers of the crew n:id niy?lf were bid n wk
sc urvy. Our bodies were LUaU-tl, giun sv. n.i
a.id bicedtn.:, tt.-ih loose, purple Wjicl.t. u.
over us, nnd our breath seemed rotten. 'VzAis i
by and large ve were pretty badly oU'. All ou
lline-jaieo was necidentRlly destroyed, but th
aptain had a couple dozen bottle i f Ays:'
BarsaPaiiilla and pave s that. We tccov
ercd on U quicker tlum I have ever seen nit;
brouiibtabout by ny otnertreaLmer.i.iof ojn;.
and I'vjscen a pood deal of it. Seeing po ftm-i
tion in your Almanac of your Sarfcapaiilla be-in
odfr scurvy, I thought you. ouautto i;now o
this and bo send you the facts.
Respectfully yours, Ralph Y. Wzngats.
The Trooper's Experience.
I):t. J. C Ayeh & Co. Gentlemen: I hav
much pleasure to testify to tho Kre;ii va!;;c .
voar Sarwipariiki. We hare h?en statiyne--.
here ior over iwo years, purine which v..
h:-d to live in tent. Uein' under ch::v;h f
sueh a time brought on -what calbd in thi.
country "vcldt-sores. 1 b.-.d tio.- H'lri I'.r
nome lime. 1 was aclvistea in take yos:r fcar?
pnrilia, two bottles f which lr.ade my sore:
diatiyear rapidlv, and I am now quite well.
X-- .-..1.. rp ir l.,rT-r
Trooperf Cape Mounted JiijUmbn.
la the onlv thoroughly effective blood-purinr.
the tjn'.y inedicine that eradientes the poisons oi
Scrofula, Mercury, and Contagious Disease
iroin tue system
Dr. J. C. A5Ter & Co., Lowel Mass.
Sold by all Drupjists : Price 51 ;
Six botUes for 5
I take this method of informing the public, and
tne iarmers in particular, tnat i nave
opened & complete assortment of
Plows and Harrows.
Headers, Wagons, Etc.,
I intend to make a specialty of the celebrated
the most complete farming implement ever in
vented. Anything I do not happen to bave in
stocK. will De oracred on snort notice.
Adams - . - Oregon.
My New Warehouse
is now ready to reeche
I will pay the
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
2TAgentfor Mathoit Bros., Portland, Oregon,
Slilton - - - Oregon
Fall term will bcirin Tuesday. Sentember 1st.
1335. No better place in the Pacific Northwest
or to prepare for Teaching, for Business or for
v-uuee. Anipie ooaraitig facilities at reduced
rates. Bena lor catalogue to Ihe President.
A. J. ASDEliSON, Ph. D.,
3m Walla Walla, to . T.
L. H. POWELL. v. D. ERWIN
Powell & Erwin,
AOAHS. OKEGOX. ,
Parties who contemplate building- no matter
how small or lanre tne eilifice will consult thei
interest by consulting us as to plr.ns. siwifica-
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Powell & Erwin.
KS. C. B. HESSE Y,
MAIN STREET, -
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
Special Attention Given to Cutting
flight hand. Hair e-tticgTn "the u-n and w
Kjie ot tae art.
GREAT KGHTKWESTERH REMEDY.
Those who work early and late need a whole
some reliable medicine like PFUXDER'S ORE
GON BLOOD PUEIFIER. As a remedy end
preventive of diseases it .cannot be beat. It
cheeks Rheumatism and Malaria, relieves Consti
pation, Dyspepsia and Biliousness, and putB fresh
energy into the system by making New, Eich
Blood. All Druggists and Dealers keep it. $1.C0
bottles, 6 tor $5.09. 352m
The undersigned ia buying
And ie always ready to !
A- J. Rouanzoin.
Office with J. B. Williamson, the "boss" store
in Milt in, Oregon.
aaTAarent for Sibson, Quaekcnbuna & Co.,
S. P. ROWELL, -
Travelers will find that this hotel sets
as good a table as is to be found in the
whole "Upper Country, Hedrooras
are large, clean and airy. Every atten
tion paid to the comfort and convenience
Patronage Respectfully Solicited.
And all kinds of
Fire-Proof Building, MairiStreet,
anS WALLA WALLA W. T.
Done to order in first-class
In addition to the above we would respectfully
linorm me iarmers oi ine surrounaing
country that we now carry a full
J. I. Case and Randolph
The Celebrated Empire Mow
ers and the Stntienaker Was
Adams - - Oregon.
JOHN FLETCHER AND T. E.
MUTTON AHD PORK
Our meats are always fresh and pood
All orders filled with promptness.
JNO. J. BEELER
Post Office Building,
Clocks and watches cleaned and re
paired in a skiful manner at reasonable
rates. 1 1
Tho only iUi'strited ilarazine devoted to the
development of the Great West. Ccctai&s a
vast amrmrt cf general Information and pe
cjal articles 0:2 auliirc'cof interest to all. Ably
On'.y 13 a j'sr. L. 8unu?i, iubUiI, 3o. 12S
front street, Jrtl nd. Or. w.v 1
Because he buys hisiGoods at ADAMS from
REESE & REDMAN.
Dress Goods, Laces & Ribbons for his
Boots, Rats and Ready
Tea, Sugar and Coffee and
Tobacco, Shirts, Blankets,
He buys for Cash, and declares he can-do
better at REESE ik REDSIAN'S
than he can at any other place
in the county, for they
keep the best of
, everything in
and their prices
TWIST, NAVIES, GRANULATED AND FINEGUT
Cigars, Motions, Cutlery,
FANCY GOODS, JEWELRY.
French and American Candies,
JUST RECEIVED BY
Steinaker & Co.
Fancy Br ess Goods,
SPFSifsC IND SUUER SUITS
FOR MEII AND BOYS
Ladies' Wear in Endless Variety.
Canned Goods and Groceries.
BucMagliaiii 6 HeoM's Boots and Shoes
:B3"0?E THIS: We will not be undersold
- Made Clothing for his
all kinds of Groceries for his
aad Everything he wants for
are very reasonable.
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