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Oregon City, Oregon j
Nov, 17, 1871.
Friday : : :
. Sonic light is beginning, says the Ex
aminer, to dawn upon us touching the mo
tives which operated to induce the pro
clamation of war against South Carolina.
When they come to be gifted, ten to one
that there is some thieving scheme wrap
ped up in all Grant's more important
move?. Such was the ease, on the bigg
est Radical authority, in regard to the
San Domingo job. That nefarious busi
ness was clearly shown by Senator Snm
er to have been conceived in fraud and
prosecuted in total disregard of the Con--sfitulion.
A little squad or speculators.
-cTiief among whom were some of Grants
official household, had combined to make
n, ood thing lor themselves, and they
were aided in their operations Vy the
President. Up to this date the navy ct
the United States keeps watch and ward
over Bacz, Grant's coconspirator in the
dirty job. and by this aid alone the San
Domingan President holds his place.
We have little doubt, as we have before
nlforrnted to show, but that Grant has
also connected himself with a thieving
"ring" to get possession o the Morman
property. These vile persecutions are
prompted by no higher motives. The ob
ject is to drive the Mormons from their
hnmos find lh on . seize their farms and
mines. Erigham Young, it is said, has al
ready left, and we may next hear of a call
for the faithful to strike their tents and
emigrate to a new land of promise.
And now comes a cine to this South
Carolina business. The proclamation for
martial law was dated in Washington on
the day when Grant was in Maine. He
delegated the issuing of it to some one of
his understrappers. A dispatch to the
Associated Press tells us of extraordinary
rumors touching the over issue of South
Carolina bonds by the thieving officials
placed in power by Federal bayonets and
illiterate negroes. There are suspicions
that there has been such an over-issue as
absolutely to endanger the solvency of
the State. The Bank note Company of
New York have printed bonds to the
amount of twenty millions of dollars
which have passed into the possession of
the Financial Agent. The probabilities
are that had this stupendous swindle come
to liMit in the absence of Government
soldiery an indignant and oppressed peo-rU-
who for Years have been robbed to
the point of desperation, would have risen
np and hung their thieving oppressors.
And so it became necessary to invoke the
aid of Kaiser Giant. The State is thrown
into disorder bv the nefarious proceedings
nmlpr the Kti Klux bill, and Gov. Scott
ri,i A Osi.-vin'T '-rials" enabled to bid
defiance to a plundered and outraged peo
Thus it is that while all the Radical
press of the country have for months been
.pnin-r on the trail of the New York
Tammany thieves, the whole power of the
Vncriil 'Government is loaned to cover
un ilie villainy of and protect the South
Carolina Kadieal official robbers. It re-m-iiTi
t.i he peon whether this bond swin
dle will be consnmated. If. as surmised
a huge portion of them have passed to
the possession of Grant's pets, the people
rf tli-.it nnnressed and plundered State
will have no redress,
Such is Radical
Wk Concvii. Says the N. Y. Globe,
"While the citizens of this city are male
ing earnest endeavors to bring to justice:
those who have robbed the people, is it
not a good opportunity for the Federal
government to take immediate and vigor
ous steps against all officials who have
oVfr.-iuded the United States? There
should be a movement, by the Republican
Administration at Washington along the
whole line of fraud, embezzlement, de-
falcarion. and stealing. Secretary Bout
r.it in in foi-theominsr lecture in this
uviit oi - - - C3
:ity; can give the people no greater satis
action concerning the questions of to
dav than the assurance that so far as Ins
branch of the government is concerned
there hall be mi lmmeuaa'e prosccuuoi
of all dishonest officials. In another col
nnin we publish a paragraph in relation
to the whereabouts of ex-Collector iaitey
lie has rented a house with the American
Minister at Montevideo. If this is a fact
a requisition for his return to this country
Pbou'.d be issued befr re twenty-tour lion
and he should be brought to justice. O
what use is it for the citizens of New
York to make war upon a "ring.' arresting
such n-.cn as Mayor Hall and V llltam M
Tweed, so long "as the Federal Govern
ment takes no notice of these men who
rob the whole people r.f millions of do!
lais ? All honest men. in Washington urn
elsewheie. should prepare at once to move
upon thieves and rogues."
Skx.vtoh Pumkkov. Tho Chicog Times
publishes some gir.vo charges against
Senator Pomeroy of Kansas. It alleges
that Mr. Pomeroy Laving fallen under the
power of a counterfeiter from Ohio named
Carman, by being detected in a criminal
Unison with his wife, has not only paid
Carman $G,t)'.)0 hush m;mey. but procured
his appointment to office in the Pension
uro4i at Washington, and also obtained
places in the Interior Department for his
two sons; while Mrs. Carman and another
woman of similar character, named Ghant,
were appointed on the solicitation of Sen
ator Pomeroy to positions in the Bureau
of Printing and Engraving. These
charges were laid before the public about
a month ago. and we have ever since ex
pected some contradiction of them from
Senator Pomeroy, but none has come,
Governor Palmer of Illinois writes a
"letter against tho persons who virtually
subjected Chicago'to the operation of mil
itary law after the great fire m that city
He asks for a legal investigation and the
punishment of those who did the wrong
against the civil law of the State. He
says Illinois is capable of protecting its
own citizens and enforcing its ow n laws
with proper dignity and through its own
F001-S. Some of the Radical papers
appear to be happy over the thought that
the Democracy will not nominate a candi
date for the Presidency in 1S72 None
but fools would make such an assertion
and none but idiots would believe it. The
'Democracy will nominate, and that is not
all. they will successfully elect their can
didate against the present-taker, and
blockhead who r now sits in the White
House and disgraces the nation.
A Bep-dl3Iic3.il Opinion, of Gen.- Grant
Hon. Geo. . Julian, long a leading
Republican member of Congress from
Indiana, gives the following reasons why
Grant should not be renominated by the
Republican party :
"Multitudes of Republicans are outrag
ed by Grant's shameful official favorit
ism for his own kindred, which has been
publicly defended, and even lauded, by
Senator Morton, who paraded his disgust
ing sycophancy in his Louisville speech.
' Not less offensive to all honorable in
stincts has been bis open acceptance of
rich presents from men of wealth who
have been paid back in lucrative and hon
orable positions. Nothing could go furth
er to debauch our politics utterly than
such an example from the chief of the
'His lawless and unconstitutional acts
in the San Domingo affair, and his organiz
ed conspiracy to degrade Charles Sumner
and to put Simon Camerom in his official
place, 13 very far from the least of the
reasons for not renominating him, if suc
cess is desired ; to which might be added
his exploits in the late "Gatling gun Con
vention'" in the State of Louisiana. .
"And, fr.ially, if a man is to be known
by the company he keeps. Grant would
have to be condemned under this rule, if
no other objection could be urged. His
intimate friends, companions and advisers
are such men as Pomeroy, whose con
science has long since ceased to perform
its office, and whose public life has been
a calamity to Kansas ; Simon Cameron
whose political career has illustrated
every phrase of audacity, knavery and
corruption, and whose national reputation
in these particulars is perfectly established
and unchallenged ; and O. P. Morton,
whose private character has been a con
tinued defiance of decency, while in pub
lic life he has been on nearly all sides of
every question from the beginning of his
career to the present time: mounting the
greenback theory a few years since, and
dismounting it the moment he thought it
would not pay ; swinging around the cir
cle with Andy Johnson in 18''...and swing-
iig eack again when he found the swing
went the wrong way ; denouncing Charles
Sumner, and the Radicals in his famous
lichmond speech, and the next year eat-
ig his own words and impudently taking
the highest seat in the highest synagogue,
while evincing in his whole public career
a total lack of any honest intuition, or
any heartfelt sympathy for the truth as a
thing to be prized and maintained tor its
own sake. These men are enough to
damn a better man than Grant : and a
thoroughly true man, fit to be President
of the United States, would not select
them as his most intimate confidential
fi lends and advisers, and surrender to
them the chief control ot public affair?,
committed to him under the solemnities
of an oath.
A Harsh Picture-
Col. Don Piatt, who seived during the
war with so much credit that he was
made P.rigadier General, and who now
conducts the Washington CqnlcO, gives
the following picture of the Secretary of
the Treasury, and Reribrandt never exe
cuted a strongi r one. Lei. it be remem
bered that it is drawn by a Radical :
Mr. Boutwell is a man of one ide. In
this he differs from the President, who is
a man of no ideas. And it is difficult to
tell who is the more dangerous in power,
the monomaniac or the obstinate block
head. Mr. Poutwell is what New Eng
land produces when the produce is with
out brain. Cold, selfish, ignorant, and
avaricious, his heart is as free of feeling
as his head of thought. The meanest of
all things heaven permits to exist is a
mean Yankee. George S. Iloulwell is a
living specimen. Beginning life in a
country store, where a. sharp proprietor
has to make his living out of sharper cus
tomers, his finuicial mind received its
training in the swindle sale of damaged
allspice, pepper, salt, and soap : and now,
as Secretary of the Treasury, he is only
an enlarged dealer in small wares. lie
cannot get our of the narrow ways of his
early Fife, and probably would die were
he to succeed. As a politician he is the
merest casualiiy. to which no country in
the world is subject but New England.
He was a bore in the House, and when
by accident he appeared before the Sen
ate as one of the immortal impeachers,
he treated the world to a roar of laughter
that echoes yet whem memory brings to
mind his oratorical ilight through" that
hole in the sky. It was our crowning mis-
fortune, after the blind election to the
Presidency of a coarse, ignorant sold'er,
to have this man made Secretary of the
Treasury. Too cold to feel the sufferings
of the people, too ignorant to apply a
remedy, even if he appreciated the evil.
he drives on with the contempt of his sub
ordinates, the hate of his associates, and
the general execration of the people.
Radical Stealings. Says the World of
the 31st ultimo : ''Sam Cox in his speech
last night at Abingdon square, at the Nor
ton ratification meeting, said that a Repub
lican friend counted up and confessed to
Republican stealings f-ince 18G0 of 100
millions. Samuel's friend evidently sup
poses that they have no better or bolder
robbers than Tweed on the Federal deck.
Mr. Cox is nearer right in thinking that
the clear downright stealings of the Radi
cal party since 18C2 have been not a cent
less than 1,000 millions, one half of which
sum has been stolen under the due form
of tariff law. Nor does this sum include
the 24 millions lost by the syndicate and
its operations within a few months, nor
yet the S22C.91 1.747 robbed from the
South by the carpet-bagging theives, aid
ed and abetted by Grant and the Con-
At Peace. Kaiser Grant, says the Ex
aminer, in bis Thanksgiving Proclama
tion, says, "We are at peace with all na
tions.'' This may be so, but we are not.
at peace with ourselves. He has just de
clared war against South Carolina, and
his minions are carying consternation and
distress to the homes ot the defenceless
people of that State. If the Almighty
would smite into nothingness, the little
tyrant of the White House, the people ot
toe South would have something to give
thanks for in good earnest.
From present indications in Washing
ton Territory, the Democracy will have
an easy triumph at the next election. The
Radical carpet-baggers and thieve3 are
falling out among themselveF.
Yv'e have received the first' number of a
paper with the above name, published in
San Francisco, by John II. Carmany &
Co. It is a large sixteen page monthly,
full of interesting reading matter and
furnished to subscribers for the low price
of one dollar per year. It is so different
from any other publication heretofore is
sued from San Franciscoclaiming to rep
reseat the interests of the PaciCo coast,
but whose ideas only evtended to the city
limits of San Francisco, or at fartherst. to
the State lines of California, that we most
heartily recommend The West to our peo
ple The editor, in his salutator, says :
Our new paper is sent out with a view
of furnishing all needful information, re-
or.rwl itinri nml nroSOCCtS Of
if r,n ihe Pacific Coast. Is is pubusned
viih a view of making it a complete mir
ror in which, our friends living on the
Atlantic Slope, and in Europe, may see
reflected every interest of our people :
in which they may look once a month, and
see us in our busy rounds see all that
our Pacific country offers to industry and
enteiprise. To ibis end. its columns will
contain information relating to climate,
soil, products, commerce, society, educa
tion, science, literature, art. church and
State. It will be noted, from articles
found on the first pages of the-present
number, that we have secured the servi
ces of some of the best talent on the
coast. To the names of John S. Hittell
and R. M. Widney. we hope to add, in the
next number, other names : at least, one
from Oregon, who will give especial atten
tion to Oregon and Washington Territory.
The articles alluded to are faithful ex
hibits of Ihe industries of our people, and
the capacities and capabilties of our foil
and mines, and will doubtless be read
with great interest, at home and abroad.
We take the following notices of Ore
gon from its columns :
A prosperous year with the people of
this coast is drawing to a close.
Has been blessed with an average crop of
cereals and fruits. The large number of
acres seeded, and the prevailing high
prices, together with the incoming capi
tal to aid in the construction of railroads
have produced a cheerful condition of
feeling throughout the .Mate, and Oregon
is decidedly hopefub Western Oregon is
never aftbeted with drought. Her crops
The Willamette Yalley the great
wheat-producing part of the State has
not yielded so much to the acre ns in form
or years, or in other parts ot toe
but there has been a large addition to tin
number of acres sown, and the crop in
the aggregate has been very great. Port
land and Salem, the chief cities, have had
a year of prosperity.
That part of soethern Oregon suited to
the production of the cereals, is a great
inland district, and though it is a rich
country and the crops have this year been
large, it is without the benefits of naviga
tion or railroad. Put this disadvantage
will soon be removed by the completion
of the California and Oregon Railroad.
Lumber interests along the coast have
been dull, mainly owing to the depressed
condition ot the San Francisco market.
The mining, stock-raising and wool
growing interests of eastern Oregon (its
prominent branches of industry.) have
been np to the standard in prospeiity.
The people justly base great expectations
upon the completion of the railroad.
We also lake the following from its se
Pno.sn:noi.s Times. The average yield
of wheat in the Willamette Yalley this
j-ear, is about thirty bushels to the acre,
and the total yield will be about one-third
more than it was last year. The spring
sown wheat has not been as productive as
during some former years.
The present season will be one of un
usual prosperity for the farmers of Ore
gon, w ho have heretofore sold their w heat
for from oO to (10 cents per bushel: while
this year they will realize an average of
SI or more per bushel; oats that former
ly sold for 2.5 cents are now selling for
75; wool that in previous yars sold for
1.5 and 20 cents, is now selling at from t()
to 40 cents. This advance in ihe products
of the farm will give an immense impetus
to farming in that State, and the breadth
of land sown will be still largely increas
ed in the coming season. Much advant
age will also be derived from the establish
ment of direct trade between the Colum
bia River and the wheat markets abroad.
Some idea of the extent to whuu wheat
growing may be carried in Oregon, with
the world lor a market, may be inferred
from the fact that the Willamette Yalley
alone, is capable of producing lOU.OuO.Ol)'.)
bushels per annum. A splendid future is
in store for Oregon.
Ao ! icn.Tt'RA i. Pi:osn-:cr.-5 ix Or. kg ox.
A correspondent of the B-iUdin, of this
city, writing from Clear Lake, Oregon,
says that portion of the State is rapidly
building up for itself a high reputation,
for the products of wheat, and will soon
be equally distinguished for its herds and
dairies. From Portland on the north to
Ashland on the south there is an uninter
rupted stretch of 00 miles, suited to
every class of agricultural productions
South-eastern Oregon has a wonderful
adaptation f r raising cattle and sheep.
throughout an extent of 20!)
length by lot) broad. It abounds in a
great vanity of natural grasses, upon
which ail kinds of stock thrive.
It is esti
mated that there are
head of horned stock.
and as many sheep,
now grasing in that region. The country
possesses peculiar advantages for the
dairy business, which will, no doubt, be
largely engaged in as soon as the facili
ties for transportation are furnished.
Failed to Dei end. Last week we asked
the Oregonbin to inform its readers how
much Woods received for accepting the
Oregon Central Military Road. It has
failed thus far to answer. Come cut with
it neighbor. The figures are not so great
but what you can comprehend them.
They are not like Secretary lioutwell's.
It was not cash. The Company wouldn't
stand that. It was only twenty-five hun
dred dollars worth of stock. Don't tell
your readers that the money which was
received at the Department of State dur
ing Woods' administration on account of
five per cent, land sales was all stolen.
It would be the truth, and your readers
don't relish truth. They are not used to
anything of the kind.
A Good Showing. In every Democratic
county in the State we notice the tax levy
this year is much less than in the counties
under the management of Radicals, while
all counties which have been under the
control of the Democracy during the past
four years, with, perhaps, one or two ex
ceptions, are out of debt. This is a good
showing for the Democracy and should
encourage the people to trust a party
which shows its abilities to administer the
affairs on such small ta on the peoples'
TnANKSGiviNG. Governor Grover has
issned a proclamation, appointing Thurs
day, the 30th inst. as a day of general
thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God
for Ilia manifold blessing.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
TiNTVF.RSTTY m? P.T.TT?nPMT&
j From the Portland Herald.
The election in New York contains a
healthy and hopeful sign; one over which
we rejoice, because it is full of hope. It
became perfectly apparent that the Tam
many ring, which had for so long a time
controlled political destinies of the city
and the State, had become corrupt, was
replete with all kinds of rascality and
stealing. Indeed, it was fully proven
that it had stolen from the people by the
million. No roo:
icr was this fact cora-
pletely established, than the indignation
of the peonle rose ''to the highest pitch;
and that indignation was all the more in
tense and prevading. becaase the rasca.i-
ty was perpretratcd by the men m wnom
ine people bad placed cofidence. The
people found that those whom they had
favored, upon whom they had showered
kindness, confidence and official rewards,
bad useu ttat very couuenvu iu w
plunder their benefactors: and people so
abused, deceived and plundered were in
dignant, as thev should be; and we are
rejoiced to see that they were aroused to
a right appreciation of the magnitude of
the crimes and the heinous character
of the criminals. Thus aroused, the peo
ple resolved to break up this corrupt ring.
The question was of such magnitude that
it rose above party; and to accomplish
the main design, the people for the time
being, resolved to forego even party Ties
and obligations rI he tirst consideration
was, -Let us rid ourselves of these
thieves." They have done it; and it
proves that, when the people are rightly
informed, they will rightly act. So much
for New York. Well done aroused and
Now let the people of the United States
take tliis acton of the people of New York
as an example. Those who have robbed
the people of that great city have been
most signally rebuked and overthrown by
an indignant people; let the people of the
United States go and do likewise. If" the
public thieves of New-York stole millions,
the thieves who rob the whole people of
the United States have stolen billions. If
the people of New York are satisfied of the
guilt ot their local official thieves, the peo
ple of the United States kitoic that those
in whom they have placed confidence;
those to whom they hare confided the
destinies of the country; those in whose
hands they have placed, the multiplied
billions of public treasure, they have
proved recreant to the trust and have
stolen that treasure for their own aggran-
di.ement. to enrich themselves. Never
was such public plunder and robbery be
fore known in human history. The peo
ple see it; thev know it; the evidence is
before their eyes. Not a week passes
that one or more of these oflicial thieves
is not brought to light, and the news-
papers of the day are full of such in?
cs. Some of them have been practicing
their roguery for years, before detected;
and those who are detected only prove
that others are yet behind who. still un
detected, are fortunate and prosperous in
their rascality. Now let the people of
the United States take courage from the
example of New Yotk. They of New
York havu done well; let the people of the
country show that they are not interior,
in this regard, to their New York bretb
ern. Lei us. in lb72, turn out of office
the Federal theives. a.; New York has un
seated the city thieves.
The Hand of Go A.
We noticed some days since the fact
that Mayor Mason. of Chicago, in his proc
lamation, says the Examiner, fixing a day
for public humiliation and prayer, attrib
uted the late fire there to a spec'al provi
dence. He declared it to be the act of
God, inflicted upon the people for their
sins and iniquities, and it became them to
humiliate themselves before Him to pro
pitiate the Divine wrath. This view is
concurred in by many sanctimonious
preachers. Now we wish it distinctly un
derstood that we do not believe God Al
mighty had anything to do with this fire.
We believe it wholly the result of natural
causes. The same combination of cir
cumstances would have caused the same
result in any other city of equal size, al
though its population were made of" saints.
13-or Mason s view is con-
enrred in by at least one journnal pub"
lushed in an adjoining State to Illinois.
We refer to the Rushville (Indiana) Amor"
ican. That paper regards it as an adjust
ment of balances between Chicago and
the South by the Almighty, and we infer,
from the fact that the Sacramento Union
copies without comment the followiug
from the Indiana paper, it ogrees with it.
We don't :
Nearly one-half the city has been laid
in ashes and a hundred and fifty thousand
people rendered homeless.
The announcement, at first, seemed in
credible. When the telegraph confirmed
the facts a thrill of horror and sympathy
prevaded the universal heart. This fact
presents a palliative for many of the out
rages and cruelties ot the past ten years,
and shows that human nature has, after
all. some redeeming traits. It ' was far
different when Sherman's army desolate:'!
and destroyed the fairest region of the
South, robbing and plundering, and burn
ing as they went, leaving the people to
starve; or, when Sheridan, a monster of
cruelty, overran and destroyed the valley
of Yhglnia, afterward boasting that a
crow would have io carry its provisions
under its winsrs if it should attempt to fly
over it ; and " thus he brought starvation
on the old men women and children of
that region ; so that thousands perished of
faminer More property and more lives
were destroyed in these raids than in all
Chicago put together, and what was the
sentiment of the North? One of exulta
tion and rejoicing. These acts of vandal
bin were paraded as victories, and the
heroes were met on their return with ova
tions of men and oblations of kisses from
nianv of the gentle damsels of the North,
carried away by military glory that set
tled around" the heads of these vandal
chiefs, that was degrading, sickening,
disgusting ! What cared these women for
the"homeless. houseless, starving mothers
and children of the South? Nothing.
Thev exalted in their sufferings ; laughed
ot the story of the ravishment of the
daughters of the South, the burning
and robberies of their dwellings, the
slaughter of their strong men ; shouted
hosannahs, and threw from the tips of
their fingers kisses to the perpetrators of
these acts of vandalism.
That was then ! Now, that which Is
not half so horrible, thrills their bosom
with sympathy, and their band is quick
and liberal to the relief of the sufferers.
These things prove that man is a good
deal lower than the angels, and sometimes
little higher than the devi's. Chicago lost,
perhaps, five hundred million dollars by
the tire. The property destroyed in the
South is estimated at over one thousand
millions. The fire in Chicago was the re- j
suit of accident. The. destruction of i
property in the South was done purposely
by Northern soldiers, and compares ex
actly with the acts of the Goths and Yan
dals. savages that oveiran and subjugated
the Roman Empire. But we are living
under a higher civilization. Chicago did
her full share in the destruction of the
South. God adjusts ballanees. May be
ith Chicago the books are now squared
Tele graphic Clippings.
Maptsox. Nov. 8. To the People of the
United States : Relief committees iuform
me that the supply of clothing on hand,
or in transit and now ready for shipment,
will be sufficient for the sufferers by tire
in this Stale. No further contributions of
this kind will be needed now. lour gen
erosity has comfortably clothed the needy
for the winter. They would not tax your
liberality a moment "longer fcthan neces
sary, and gratefully thank: you for your
liberal and timely aid.
(Signed) Lrcu-.s FAtncmnn, Gov.
Richmond. Nov. 8. Election returns
indicate the House of Delegates to be of
about the same political complexion as the
last, which was two-thirds Conservative.
Republicans have probably gained one or
EAILRO A I) ACCIDENT.
CiNCixxATr, Nov. 10. An express train
on the Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railroad
was thrown off the track yesterday after
noon by running over a cow. The engine
tender, baggage.one passenger and a Pull
man's sleeping car were terribly wrecked.
Fitteen persons were injured ten serious
ly. No one killed, though the train is
perfectly splintered. The track was torn
tip. No blame attached to officers of the
Chicago. Nov. 9. The Tribune this
morning contains the following :
Chicago. Nov. 9th.
''Editor Chicayo TribunvSni : Your
attention is respectfully culled to the fol
lowing advertisement taken from to-day's
To Contractors for Chinese Labor
There will be a demand for the services
of 25.000 Chinese in Chicago and vicinity
for the next five years, lu be employed as
stone and brick masons, common laborers
and in brickyards, and at good prices.
(Signed) Enwix L Pnowx.
No 22G East Monroe St., Chicago.
California papers please copy.
It seems to me that if the above can be
done, the problem of rebuilding Chicago
at a cost which shall not be utterly ruin
ous to all will be solved. I should be
pleased to have you express your views
editorial! on the subject. ,f
Eowaiip Lkf. Pi'iowx.
Answer We are opposed to the intro
duction ofChine.se labor in the city until
it shall be shown that there is not enough
American labor to supply the demand.
15y American labor we mean labor of per
sons making homes in the United States,
owing allegiance to the Government. We
are opposed to the introduction of Chinese
labor em the mere ground of cheapness.
The fact that a Chinaman is content with
poorer fare than an American, fms no fam
ily to support and no children to educate,
does not furnish sufficient reason for im
porting Chinese laborers. If they come
voluntarily, there is no way to prevent
them. They have the same tights under
laws, and under tho laws of Heaven, that
all others have. They mu.-t be protected
in these at all hazard. Put we should
look upon any concerted movement to
bring them here in advance of any real
need of them as unwise, and hope it will
not be attempted. Mr. Brown is a promi
nent and wealthy citizen. There is hot a
scarcity of laborers here, many men and
teams having come from various parts of
the country. lL would probably be a los
ing speculation to bring Chinese or any
oilier kind of laborers here at present, in
Sr. Lori.s. Nov. 12. This morning a
family named I'aik; were found murder
ed in their house near llenryville. They
consisted of Cvrus M. Parks and hi; wife.
a son and two daughters. The heads of
all were let ribly beaten in and cru-hed
with a blunt instrument. The brains of
Parks and his wife and son were scattered
about the room. Thev were lving on their
beds. The daughter.? were found silling
in the kitchen, alive, but delirious and
fatally hu"t. Shots were heard in the
niirht. bv the neighbors, but the bodies
bear no bullet marks, information of the
murder was promptly forwarded to the
police hero. Parks was a levuling mem
ber of the church to which he belonged,
and was much esteemed in the communi
ty. No clue has been obtained to the
mm defers. Great excitement prevails in
the vicinity, and should the villains be
discovered they- will probably be instant
YH YORK NEWS.
New Yoi:k, Nov. 8 Tweed was inter
viewed yerterday. He said he was not
prepared to answer questions in regard to
his reported resignation, but it is pretty
certain that the repot t is untrue. Tweed
said that the success of the Reformers
took him by surprise". Tweed's counsel
stated that they would hurry tho trial of
charges by the Reform Committee, and
had no reason or wish for delay.
The Tribune says .Tweed lots been rapid
ly transferring property to other hands.
A few days ago he sold another niece of
property which cost $250,000 to his son
lie has also been selling stock in various
railroad and other companies, in most in
stances at a sacrifice, lie no longer fig
ures a? Director of the Third Avenue road.
His name is dropped for the reason that
he has lately sold all his stock in that line
at the lime Mr. O'Conor brought suit
against him. He owned 700 shares of the
Metropolitan (bis Co.. worth $1,365,000.
and ordered i!:5 immediate sale after the
suit was begun. Then the rate was 19";
he forced it on the market and sold it for
siboutll't). He is reported to have at
tempted to sell the Ie tse of the Metropoli
There is universal satisfaction among
men of all parties ever the result of the
A new order of arrest is granted against
Thos. Fields. He is lying ill at his resi
dence and the formality of the arrrest was
gone through with and bail will be given
Latest returns from the State give the
Republicans 1.700 majority. There was
an unprecedented amount of independant
voting, and the majorities for Republican
Senators and Assemblymen are general!
considerably larger than for the State
ticket. The Assembly stands 06 Republi
can and 32 Democratic.
The order for the arrest of Ingersoll
has been given, and Woodward will prob
ably be arrested to-dry
Eider Lindsey of Utah, in a sermon at
Williamsburg yesterday, referring to
prosecutions of the Mormons, said: "We
are God's chosen people. He is working
for us. A few weeks ago Chicago was
destroyed. This is but a drop of water to
what will happen. We were driven from
that State. God said they should not
Rogues etc. The Seattle Dif pitch
states that Delegate Garfield has com
menced a personal crusade against Gov.
Salmon, charging him with being concern
ed in the Lamper embezzlement, and with
having offered the detective of the Gov
ernment $6,000 if he would remain silent
about the alleged defalcations of the Re
ceiver. It is also stated that the Delegate
has, of bis own accord, demanded the dis
missal of the Go vernor from offieo.
Miss Anthony delivered her last speech
in Portland, Wednesday evening. There
will probably not be as many divorces
applied for at our next spring courts,
S. A. Clarke is sole proprietor of tho
' STAXli SEWS.
Mrs. H. K. Hanna died at Jacksonille
on the 9th.
Dr. Loryea has gone east to inroduce
his Unk Weed.
Tho Circuit Court for Eenton county,
me.ds on the 27th inst.
Hay Las been sold in Eugene recently
at retail for S40 per ton.
The assessed valuation of property in
Linn county is $3,80.5,066.
Grain in large quantities is again arriv
ing at Portland for shipment abroad.
The Oregon Iron Works turns out cn
an average about a dozen stoves a day.
An effort is being made to have a mail
line established from Albany to OcLco.
A son of Mr. W ailing, of Spring Yalley,
has been seriously hurt by a fall from a
Joaquin Miller, the poet, reached Eu
gene City last week, overland from Cali
fornia. Daniel Strang, a citizen of Salem for
nineteen years, died on the 9th inst.; aged
W. R. Cannon lias received the contract
for carrying the mail between Corvullis
Joseph Sherpey was sent to the peniten
tiary from Lane county for one year for !
William Ryan has been committed to
jail at Oakland to answer the crime of
Richard Williams. Esq.. of Portland has
purchased Judge Thornton's line farm in
Two million five hundred thousand
bricks have been laid in the walls of the
The John L. Stephens encountered a
severe gab; on her last trip from San Fran
cisco to Portland.
Douglas, Polk and Raker counties have
paid their State tax into the Treasury of
Mrs. Minervia Woodcock was sent to
the insane asylum from Multnomah coun
ty last week.
A boy named Tavlor accidently shot
himself through the hand, at Portland,
It is said that a twenty thousand dollar
brick holel is to be erected at Albany
The river at Salem Is rising rapidly.
and from this time forward will be at a
good boating stage.
Nicholas Sprenger, an old and highly
respected citizen of Linn county, died at
bis residence 011 the Sth inst.
The track of the Oregon and California
Railroad has been laid to the town of
Cresswell twelve miles south of Eugene.
The entire value of real and personal
property in Multnomah county, excepting
indebtedness, is estimated at $7,611,900.
The estate which "Wrestling Joe"' is
trying to obtain possession of is valued at
$300,000. This is rather a snug little sum.
Eighty -six pupils aitended the Bishop
Scott Grammar School during the last
quarter, of whom twenty-one were board
ers. John Snooks was drowned in the Wil
lamette, at Portland. 011 the 11th inst.
He was a native of Brighton county, Eng
land. James Hard-, Joseph Wells. Lia Shung
and Sis Brown have been indicted for
murder by the Grand Jury of Jackson
The "Wrestling Joe" case has been
postponed from day to day during the
past week on account of the health of the
A d'min'tive child has been born at
S '.em. When it was five days old a la
dy's finger ring was slipped upon its arm
as far as the .shoulder.
Linn county levied a tax of thirteen
mills this year, and build a county jail
which cost :-10.00'J.
for Old Linn.
This is pretty good
The Farmer' and Manufacturers' Ditch
C mpany, and tlu- Santiam and Mill Creek
HydiMul.c Company.bave just been in cor
pofated at Salem.
John Chambers and F. II. Crook were
thrown Horn a wagon at Jacksonville on
t ie 0;h inst.. and badly hurt. It is feared
yo ing Chambers cannot recover.
Another brute is recorded as having
left his family, in Portland. Why don't
these papers give the names of these fel
lows so the world may know them.
The three counties. Linn. Lane and
Multnomah together, had 41 divorce
cases on the docket at the fall terms of
court. Miss Anthony's work goes brave
ly on .
Tax levy in Linn county is only 13
mils. They built a jail which cost $10.
0 h on this levy. Can't Clackamas go and
earn from Linn how such things are
The Herald says that a rumor was in
circulation in Portland on the 10i.li to the
effect that Ibm Holladay had bought out
the O. S. N. Company. It is only a ques
tion of time.
At Junction. 11 miles north of Eugene,
forty buildings have boon erected within
the past few weeks. Tae town now has
sixty or seventy houses. Two months ago
it had not one.
The County Commissioners of Benton
county send the bill for burying Prof. Do
Ciute to Multnomah county, which county
reiuse to pay it, lie not having been a cit
izen of thit county.
The Herald says that it was rumored on
the streets in Portland that the Warehouse
and Dock Company were charging vehi
cles to go on their docks. Small fish must
be kicked out of the wav.
Governor Grover has appointed the fol
lowing named persons Commissioners of
Weeds lor Oregon : Frederick R. Ander
so 1. New York City ; P. A. llayne, Chi
cajo ; Jame3 Ham. Memphis.
A woman connected with one of the
melodeons in Portland tried to '-nizen"
ueisoii last, i rmay. A doctor interfered
ana was tooiisti enough to prevent her
irom accomplishing her desire.
A meeting was held in Portland nn Fri-
d-iy last, which was largely attended for
me purpose ot memorializing Congress to
am in ine construction of a railroad from
Portland by way of Salt Lake.
A man named William Cornwall, a na-
-..t, umiiu, iesmingm nasco county
"c iuui iasc week with a se
vere fit of coughing, and to get relief he
arose 10 go to tee door and fell dead.
The strong-minded have organized a
.lu.ucius ouurage Association, at Port
land. What a pity these creatures can't
all have a baby to take care of to keep
their minds a-j well as bauds employed.
T. E. Hogg, principal owner of the Al
bany and Ochcco road, has gone to Wash
ington for the purpose of getting a mail
route established over it. The" Albany
Democrat ejaculates: -Hogg .-peed the
The editor of the Jacksonville Timrs
has been presented with a turnip weigh
ing ten pounds and measuring thirty-one
inches around its larger circumference
and twenty-five inches around the small
er. It was raised on Link river.
Tue ZWLrtof the lOih gives a thrilling
account of a yonng lady on horseback JSS
was nearly caught by the railroad wh J
going through a narrow cut. The FD1. ,?
of her horse was the only tIling 1
saved her from a sudden death.
A young man named I). E. Ricp .
ployed as clerk in a hardware storn . I
Salem, was arrested for devi.lin- the s,i
with his employer. lie confessl-d th it 1
had been stealing about S2.5 wJ'.,
. v. t. L
His employer, declined to prosecute Lb'!'
and he left for the southern part of iv
State. 1 01 tLu
Sheriff Warwick of Union coumy foot
three prisoners to Salem last Wednesday
The names of the convicts are Bartholo
mew, cujvmen 01 ine crime 01 larceny
and sentenced for eighteen months; John
Mocine. same crime, goes for the same p .
riod ; Jack Sheppard, grand larceny jbr
the next three years. " '
Some of the papers are publishing the
population of various towns in Oregon
said to be cflieiul figures from the Secre
tary of State, which differ so widely Iron
each other that we cannot tell which is
correct. Oregon City is put down at 1
325. which we believe to be correct. Port
land varies from 3,500 to 8,000.
It is rumored that capitalists will erect
a magnificent Summer House at FinlayV
Lower Soda Springs (ia die Cascade
mountains. Linn county) next year, com
prising a hotel, billiard room, bar, and ail
the other conveniences of a first-clas?
pleasure resort. If this is true that will
be Ihe most healthful summer resort in
The Jacksonville Tunes says: Mr.
George iNourse has presented this office
with a turnip of", we believe, the early
Dutch variety, raist-d at his place on Link
river, which we believe to be the cham
pion turnip. It was planted since July
last, and w eighed ten pounds when takeii
up. and measures thirty-one inches around
its larger circumference, and twenty-five
inches around t he smaller.
It is rumored that .Matt. Bledsoe is (0
be pardoned out.of the penitentiary, on
account of his ill-health. Bledsoe was
sent from Umatilla county for murder ia
the second degree, and sentenced to im
prisonment lor ninety-nine years. He has
sei ved out about seven of the sentence.
The petition for his pardon, we believe,
is being circulated by llon.J. II. Mitchell,
who was Bledsoe's attorney at lUe time he
On tire 11th inst., three horse thieves
confined in thej.iil at Jacksonville, named
Moriii, Warner, and Good who were
awaiting their sentence, overpowered th
jailer and escaped. They had just eaten
their supper, when they made the assault
oy knot-King the jailer down, rubbing him
of his revolver, money and keys, and lock
ing him in a cell with a Chinese nrisoner.
A reward of $300 is offered by tlu Sheritf
for their capture arid a proportionate
amount for either.
Pjiay Imju th i-:i. Grant in his proclama
tion, says an exchange, fixing a Thanksgiv
ing Day recommends, among other thing,
that the people "invoke Ihe protection
and kindness of Almighty God for their
less fortunate brethern whom in His wis
dom He deemed best to chas.ise-" We
wonder if litis has reference to the op
pressed and bedeviled people of South
Carolina, whom he. Grant, has seen prop
er to chastise. Perhaps this impious liiS
tie usurper deems himself an instrument
in the hands of God to scourge the peo
ple of the South for daring to vote against,
a rotten and corrupt dynasty of which he
is the head. In any event, We hope thos O
who pray on Thanksgiving Day will not
forget their unfoitutiate brethern of that
unfortunat State, whose miseriei we have,
Gkant axd Whisky. From the follow
ing, which we clip from the New Orleans
Times, we iufer that our present Chief
Magistrate is not a model of temperiirice.
Here is what, the Tunes says: "Grant's
special political friends are now consider
ably alarmed at the return of his old fail
ing. A hope had been cherished that in
his passion for the weed he would forget
the allurements of corn juice. But sad
experience proves the hope unfounded.
In becoming a slave to the weed, no as
surance is furnished that a more d.ingerotn
and deadly habit may be triumphed over:
hence those who have risked all their po
litical fortunes on Grant and a second
term now begin to feel alarmed. They
think that the associate of Tom. Mnrpby
is not exactly the man for President of the
Jacksov. M iss . Nov. 7. It is thought
by many leading politicians that this Suite
has gone Democratic by a small majority.
We take the above from a California
paper. We did not find it in the associate
press reports which came to Oregon, and
surmised that Mississippi had gone against
the thieves and carpet-baggers.
Shocking and Fiendish. A dispatch
from Kingston, Island of Js-.macia, Nov.
A negro woman of highly respectableO
character has been arrested at Jacmel,
upon the charge of cannibalism. That
accusation alleges that she has killed and
eaten twenty-.six children, whom she had
inveigled into her premises for that pur
pose. .; 1
Sheriff Irvine ran our recent Circuit
Court two weeks without a bailiff, htn
the law allows him five. He thns saved
the county a neat little sum. and trans
acted the business fully as well as though a
half dozen persons had been engaged for
the occasion. Democrat.
Linn county had 42 case3 on the docket.
Clackamas: bad none, and Court held two
days; our Sheriff had two baliffs. Cm the
people see the difference.
Si-AXPEKors. The Walla Walla Union.
speaking ot J. M. Murphy of the Smd
ard and W. II. Newell of the Sltc.m-in
joining in with Susan lb Anthony, ?;'JS
politics makes strange bed fellows. ;
The thing has baridy come to that, hasit -
Whyte, the Democratic candidate fir
Govorner of Maryland ays: -The only
New Departure I am in favor of is tbe
departure of Grant and his crew from the
One man in California owns an
of 3 )0.000 acres; and twelve men own over
2.78G.0O0 acres or an average of niort
than 174,000 acres each. One company 01
two men have a fence of 100 miles arouna
one tract. Another m
an cannot u-
across his estate in one day
Secretary Boutwell baa made two dif
ferent statements again in rfgard to dtf
reduction of the public debt in the montn
of October, lie is evidently endeavoring
to do Li-t best to convince the people tba
he U a chronic liar.
Tn rtnlifm-m.a 3fl.0O0.00O acres of P"hi!C
land are granted to rilroad coniruinies.