0 (SljciUcckln Enterprise. Oregon City, Oregon , Friday : : Dec, 1, 1871. Wishes to Shirk the Responsibility. 'The move here in Oregon to disarm these fearful facts of their force will be to s-.cry "Stop thief7 against the last liepub liican administrafion.and exaggerate what- ever official defalcation may have occur red in the late accounts of the Secretary of State. We are not prepared to deny 'that such defalcation has been discovered, .but if the State officers have really known 'Of it for a year past, they have laid them selves liable to grave suspicion of having preferred to keep the matter for use in a political compaign in preference to mak ing an attempt to secure the State from loss. The late Secretary gave good and sufficient bond and the State need not lose a dollar by him. There is not a Re publican in the State who will excuse or defend any misconduct, so the act of an official cannot afreet the party, nor will the parly be justly chargeable with the acta of an individual. The above extract is from the Stales man of the 2Cth ult. It is an effort to ex onerate the Iladical party from the res ponsibility to the people for the corrup tion perpetrated by its leaders. The same party attempts to hold the Democracy ot the nation responsible for the corruption of the Tammany thieves, yet they do not wish to be responsible for the acts of their State officials. A party is judged by its leaders, and while all good men should censure and condemn dishonesty in public-officers, the parly which elects them is responsible for their deeds, and is justly entitled to all the creditable actions of puch officers, and hence must alfo should er the odium which the officials perpetrate during their term of office. While the Democracy of Oregon is in no way res ponsible for the acts of the thieves in New York, they will cheerfully assume the responsibility of defending their State ad ministration, and we know the Republic ans will hold them to a strict account. We have opposed measures which have emen ated from our party, yet we cannot, if we desired, avoid responsibility. That the State was most shameful lv robbed during Woods' administration, not even their partisan papers dare longer deny. Some of the thefts extended during the entire term, and yot not one word of what was going on was made known to the public, jet they were often publicly charged with corruption and dishonesty, and had the Iladical ticket been successful in 1870, the thefts which had been committed would never have been exposed. The State Executive is not trdy in bis endeavors to bring the guilty to justice. It is but a little over a year since Gov. Grover was inaugurated, and he has been busily engaged in ferreting out the rascal ities of the Radical officials. The evi dence of the frauds which had been per petrated was in possession of Radicnls. aad it has been difficult to obtain the nec essary proof, the Radicals not desiring to expose the guilt of their leaders, knowing it would forever damn their party In Ore gen. As far as the bond of the late Sec retary of State is concerned, it will be (Secured to the State, but. it will come no where near the amount that has been traced to him. If the Radicals did uot endorse the uc actions of their officials, they refused to expose them. More than two years prior to the expiration of Secretary May's term, he was publicly charged with having ap propriated to his own use a large sum of encheated money. The charge was so true and the evidence so plain, that the Church lo which he belonged investigated the matter, and suspended him for his crime. But no move was made by the State au thorities to bring him to justice, nor did we hear anything from the Radical press demanding that he be brought to the bar for condemnation. The matter was very quietly "hushed up"' in the Department of State. The Radical party must be judged by the acts of its leaders, and the Democ racy will hold the party responsible for tlu-ir maladministration, and they cannot hirk the responsibility. The Democracy are prepared to be responsible for the good eonduct -of -their elected officers?, and hould any one of them betray the trust confided to lmn. while live parly would not endorse him. they would expect to be held responsible for his betrayal of trust. Being willing to accept this position for the Democracy, we propose to hold the Radicals to the some rule. Had the Rad ical officials left a good lecord. the partv would have been anxious to avail itself of the benefits thus bestowed upon the voters who elected them ; it being a bad record, they must suffer the consequences. The people were aware that Woods and May went into office through Radical frauds, and ihey proved themselves a fraud upon the State during their term of office. Strang:. If the Democratic party is s "dead"' a.s the Radical press tell its Tender it is. why do they keep up such a howl over the -corpse V The ghost of the Democracy seems to be haunting them in their dreams. They only wish it was 'dead.'' It is a torment to their expecta tions. Don't get excited over the death of the old party. You'll never live long enough to write its obiiuiry notice, but the Democracy will join in a grand pro cession to your funeral nest JS'ovember. The Radical -one-idea" has about run its race, and fanaticism and prejudice will not longer rule the people, consequently ithe days of Radicalism are numbered. Viit? The Radical organs are desper ately disappointed because the State of ificials are in no hurry to prosecute the late Radical State defaulters, and declare itbat the Radicals are in favor of such a jsrosecution. One single instance wilt prove the fabity of this declaration. It was well ifcnown by the Radical State of ficials, as w ell as the public, that the Sec retary of fctate had appropriated about $1,800 of the escheated fund as far back a 1868. Thedmrch to which he belong ed suspended lib for this theft, yet we beard nothing on the part of the Radical Tarty or officials looking towards a prose cution. These are facts they cannot deny. Why did they not prosecute him? Still on Misrepresentations- We omitted to refer to remarks in the local column of the Oregonlan, on our item on the departure of Mr. Jordan, one of the contractors lor building of the locks. When we saw the article in the Oregonian we supposed It was simply a copy of our3, and did not look to see if any remarks were made by the editor. Atter giving our article, that paper says: 'The Extkuphi.se forgot to mention the rumor that the whole Lock Company had 'busted' out and that the State would be swindled out of the $200,000 in bonds is sued by the State to ;!he Company' The editor of the Oregon ian tells a falsehood when he wrote the above. The law au thorizing the constiuction of the locks provides that the Company shall file a bond for the sum of $300,000, with good and stiff dent security, to be approved by the Governor, to be paid to the Slate in case the locks are not built by the 1st of January, 1S73. and that the Company shall pass all boats and water cral'-.s through the locks in the order in which they arrive at either end of the locks. A good and sufficient bond was filed in the Secretary of State's office for the sum of ?:00 000, signed by parties worth over $1,000,000. approved by the Governor before the bonds were issued to the Com pany. Should the Company 'forfeit the bond, the State will make 100.300 in stead of losing 200.000. Trv again. The corruption of Tammany was never made known until a leading Republican paper ferreted-out the truth and publish ed it to the world. We had almost come to the conclusion that the editor of the Statesman had again regained his senses since the scare, but, the above betrays still a weakness. lie is certainly demented if he does not know that the above is false. Pomeroy's Democrat, ( and you don't call that a leading Republican paper do yon ?) was the first paper that ever spoke of the New York frauds, and paved the way for the discarded Tammany organ to make ;its expose. The. Times, which the Statesman, says is a leading Republican paper, was formerly the official organ of the Tamma ny thieves. It was not a desire for jus tice or the rights of the people that the Times came out against the thieves, but because it could no longer get its share of the plunder. Rings of plunderers of the Tammany stripe have been at -work in -several of the Southern .States, sit is stated that the peo ple will repudiate the debts which these rings have contracted. The above is from the Oregonian. It took us three weeks to convince that pa per that there were several thousand dol lars stolen .tinder Wood's administration. Five weeks ago we said that some of the New York Tammany thieves were promi nent Radicals. Then the Oregonian ridi culed the idea. When it is taken into -consideration that the South has been con trolled by a set of Radical thieving carpet-baggers for the past six years, it w ill be evident that the Oregonlan is now con vinced that there are Radicalsjn the Tam many ring, or why the above declaration ? We hardly expected that paper to make such an open confession. Tlie idea of South Carolina being ruled by anybody else but Radicals. Tin: Dii'i-'KKKNCK. The following ex tract is from the Grand Jury's report for Multnomah county. The difference be tween the reign of Democracy and Radi calism is plainly shown in this report : An examination of the county books showed that the total expenditures of the countv lor bS71."was the fiscal year ending July. 51. 17. a rui 1 t-'.-.it nf th previous year, S 1 .3.5!2.2i. An item of JG. 0315, (1 for keeping prisoners, and an other of $7,480.02 for keeping paupers were found. The Sheriff received $1 .;()!) lor the extra expenses of jailor and janitor and the County Clerk received SCUO per annum for keeping the county books. both of which expenditures were deemed prof ligate and --unwarranted. The law stipu lated the -fees of these officer-; without any extra compensation, and this was espe cially true of the Sheriff,wbose legal emol uments were so great as to constitute a struggle lor the office a fruitful source of trickery and corruption. These expendi tures were deemed unjust to the taxpay ers. Anothku Diffeuknci;. In bStJ.S a fimi lar bill to the one now in force to build the locks on the west side of the river re ceived the-siguature of Gov. Woods, while at .the same time the I. T. Company were ready to build the locks -on (he east side, at a less subsidy, yet not one word of con demnation did we hear of Woods from the Radical press. Dave Thompson was the principal mover of both the bills for the west side, and he is a thorough Radical, and one of the leaders. The present bill H for $50. 000 more than the former, and the work is to be done that much better. Are not the Radica's estopped from find ing fault with the last bill by their en dorsement of the first? Most assuredly they are. Woodhull and Clafiin's Weekly, the or gan and leaders of the female suffragists, has the following. Comment is unneces sary. How does Mrs. Duniway like such leaders ? ' Chastity is not a virtue. It is rather a crime against nature Feeding life's flame with self substan tial fuel. Making a famine where abundance lies. It is peevish, proud and made of self love, the most inhibited sin in the canon. It is either want of capacity or opportuni ty, want of a heart or a bigoted prejudice, or eh?e a .mere sham or pretense, a cover for the grossest crimes against the body." In a IIluuy. The Radical papers who have sense enough to see what is coram" to light of the corruption and stealing of their last administration, are very clam orous for a hasty prosecution, so thatlhev may lie out of it. before the campaign of ls-72. Don't be ia a hurry, gentlemen. The record will be black enough when it does come to doe .remembered for more than six months. What you did when you were in power, you would do a.gain if the people were fools enough to trust you. No danger of any such calamity. In LrcK. Rev. Joel S. Edwards. a Meth odist minister of Marshalltown, Wisconsin, has been notified that an English estate, worth $80,000,000, which Mr. Edward's grandfather leased to the crown for 90 years in 1872. is now legally the property of himself and 31 others. Notes on School Matters, HEGCLARITT IN ATTENDANCE. The time has arrived for the commence ment of schools in those districts where there has not already been a three month's school since the 'last distribution of the Public School Fund the 1st Monday in March, 1871 and where it is the inten tion of school officers to secure a share in the next distribution. Many have already commenced. A few are yet behind. It may not be improper, through the col umns of our county paper, to offer a few suggestions upon school matters just at this time. There is reason to fear that our countv, some portions of which were among the earliest settled parts of the State, has fallen behind some of the other counties, in the matter of education. Oth er causes may afford a partial explana tion, but the real cause, it seems to me, must be found in a lack of interest in the proper education of children. In .-some districts there has been no school during the past two or thiee years. In some cases s Jiool affairs have been placed in the hands of men who have neglected their duties, and there has not been suf ficient interest in the district to displace these men by others who would attend to such matters more promptly. In one dis trict, i have been told, that one or more of the directors, were opposed to public schools, and for this reason they have failed to have a school. Some districts have suffered so much from a change in population, emigration. Ac, that they have deemed Themselves, and perhaps, with good reason, unable to support the burden of a school. There are cases, and some have come under my own observa tion, where, a district being unv.illing to act for the benefit of families that desire to educate their children, the law should give a Superintendent discretionary pow er, to attach these families to edjoining districts. As the matter now stands, there are men in the county compelled to pay taxes for the support, of public schools, and yet forced to see their own children grow up in ignorance around them, or as sume an unusually heavy expense lor pri vate instruction. We do not propose in this connection, to present at length, arguments in favor of a system of free schools, though we be lieve such a system to be of the highest importance among a free people, but, in asmuch as we already have this system, we propose to consider how it may be used to the best advantage. One method is by seem ing regularity of attendance on the part of the children. But J'e.w districts in the county have more than three month's school hi a year. The law pro vides that all persons in a district between the ages of lour and twenty years may have a share in the Public fciiool Fund, for the benefit of the dbt.ri.st in which they reside, and consequently all such persons are entitled to 'he benefits of a public ed ucation, and it would seem as though they ought, during the limbed lime given tliem make use of their rights. Three months in a year, .during the few years w-hieh may properly be termed the school-years'' of .one's life, afford very limited facilities for acquiring an education, and when even .this brief period is partially, or wholly neglected, a marked degree of ignorance, Among an adult population must be ex pected. We cannot, under tie most fa vorable circumstances, require that the number of persons on the lecord of aver age attendance, should 1 xactly correspond .with the number of persons having the right to attend si-hool. Rut in looking over the reports of district clerks, we find that the difference between these two records is very great. The number of persons in average attendance upon school will not equal one-half the number d rawing public money. The clerk of one district, in which there was only one term of three months, reported forty-nine per sons entitled to draw public mosey, while the average attendance of scholars upon the school, was only thirteen and a frac tion. Without doubt, extraordinary causes operate;! in s;-me measure to produce this .result, but there can be no question but that the greatest cause of the difference between these two records, in this, as well as in the other districts of the county, is the extraordinary neglect of parents either to send their children at all. or to keep them regularly in school. Children should be placed in school npou the -first day of the term and kept tlieiv ivory day. under ordinary circum stances, until the lust day of the term. If there are obstacles in the way, suih ui distance from the school-house, -stormy weather, &c, it 1 effort to overcom worth while to make an ; Hie: e ohs tacles. It b (rue. that in soiao -f the more sparse ly settled portions -of the county, the dis tance from the school-house presents quite a hindrance to regular attendance. One district, for instance, embraces twenty eight square miles of territory, an amount which, in some of the older Slates, .would be divided into twelve or .fifteen eon sctiool districts. And yet, education is worth as much to the children living there as to those living in the towns. Jt is of as.iniich importance to the Slate that, they -should be educated, and extra efforts should be made by those placed under the.-e disad vantages, to overcome them as far as pos sible. In the summer season most -of the children can walk the distances required. In the winter.it. often happens that parents or older members of the family, have lit tle else to do than provide means of trans portation for those unable to walk. Pa rents should make it. a .part of their busi ness, to which they should at'ach the high est importance to see that their children are brought within reach of an education. A child's interest in study, when once awakened, is kept, stror.g and active, by keeping it at its work steadily and with out iircrruption. The absence of a schol ar from school one or two daj's in a week Jesuits not only in the loss of those days, but in an impaired interest in (he studies of every other day in the week. Tims each day's absence from school, is not on ly a pecuniary loss in that money is paid for insiiuctioii not received. but it, is a loss which results in demoralized habit? of study and of mind, ieltall through life. One reason why so many boys and girls, as they advance in their teens, dislike to attend school, is because in their earlier school years the7 were not trained to hab its of regularity. They should be taught to feel tl at their presence in the s-.c'iool room should be as regular as their morn ing meal, and that no (rifling cause should interrupt the one more than the other. These habits of regularity are .not only useful for the temporary purpose of se curing a more perfect educatio i. but the' act an essential part in thought and life, in all coming years. To secure the success of a free school system, it is not only necessary to have schools, .but to place the children in the schools, not a pui t of the time, as suits the children's convenience, but all the time that the health and strength of the child ren will allow. If we expect to secure an intelligent population in the future, tak ing; rank with other portions of our Com monwealth, such defects as are now indi cated by the reports of district clerks, must be in a:measure. remedied. In some of the older States, there ire two methods employed to secure regular ity in attendance w'hich aie worthy the attention of our own legislators. One a Jaw making education compulsory. It ; is euio:ceu more particularly m the large towns and cities, and is very efficient. In securing the object designed. The other is a law. by which the distri bution of the Public School Fund is based upon actual attendance. None but those who attend school are entitled to a share, and the amount drawn by each one de pends upon the number of days actually in school. In seems to that such a law might be enacted iu this State with good results. e, Gliu;y. Telegraphic Clippings. NOETIICAROLIXA XA TTEES. New Yoke, Nov. 23. A Raleigh dis patch says nearly 200 Ku Klux will be tried at the term of Court commencing on the 27th inst. All confess and many make conflicting and ridiculous statements. A more demoralized set could scarcely be found. One of them swears he was sworn into the order by a Methodist preacher, who informed him that Plato Dunham, de feated candidate lor Congress, was Chief, and 1 urner. editor of the Raleigh Sentinel. Grand Chief in North Carolina.: Wade Hampton Grand Chief in South Carolina, N. B. Forest Grand Cyclops for the South ern States and Frank I3!air for the United States. It w ill be claimed at Court that the order is purely political. A dispatch from Raleigh says the Gov ernor's message, sent in yesterday, shows the debt of North Carolina to be $21,800 000. The people are unable to pay inter est on this sura The Governor recommends sales of the railroad iuterests of the State to prevent repudiation, but at the same time says no liiiatici aljpolicy should be de termined upon until tacts connected with the debt are acquired, in order that some conclusion may be reached as lo the dis position of the liabilities of the State. Af ter the message was read a resolution was offeied in tlullousj and referred, i ecbing that as the debt was created by strangers elected under bavonets, who voted mon eys to railroads and by other means em bezzled funds of the State, a provision should, therefore, be made for repudia tion. THE EX A C T 1 '$ TEA ".." Washington, Nov. 22. The Second Auditor was yesterday able to announce the exact amoutit of the defalcation of Major J. Ledyard Hodge, now serving a sentence of ten years at the Albany peni tentiary. Accounts of Paymasters are many years behindhand, and Auditor French in his annual report calls the at tention of Secretary Doutweil to the par simonious policy of the admistration in limiting the clerical force to a minimum number. The disbursements of Major Hodge, Ex-Paymaster, here were $14,0.30 381 80 ; actual defalcation, $115,020 05. Ihere are other accounts it is stated which it would be profitable to the Government to have promptly settled. XEir YORK XE YS New Yokk, Nov. 2.3. It is stated that the whole board of Auditors, tweuty-livt in number including Mayor Hall, will be arrested on Monday on a charge ot com plicity in the city frauds. Connolly's arrest to-day created quite a flutter. Nlw Yokk, Nov. 27. Rumor says that 1 weed has resigned the office ol Commis sioner of the Public works, and Francis M. Bib-be-., a .aierchaut, is appointed suc cessor by Mayor Hall. Ten new cases and four deaths from small-pox were reported today. There were 1.32 deaths from this disease in -Phil aililphia last week, and 12 new cases re ported there yesterday. New Yoittv. Nov. 20. It is still stated that Hall. Sw eeney ami ot tiers will be arrested shortly. .Many politicians say that Mayor Hud will resign at ouee.. The demand of the Committee of seventy for his resignation was not unexpected. In case Hall retires, Mr. Cowan, who has been a Tammanyite, will take his place for the present. Washington officials state that Admiral bee, with his Heel, is ordered 10 Cuban waters, with instructions that if no satis faction lor recent outrages is rendered, to open his guns on the ciiy ol Havana. YANKEE fJ NA TfCJSM. Ni:w Yokk. Nov. 28. At Hunter's Puut, bong bland, yesterday, forty Cath olic children where expelled from the public school, by direction of the Com missioner because they objected to reading the bible. CL'A Z Y roiATIClAXS. Kansas Citv, Nov. 27. The Sunday Tinas, of this city, had el.jvei columns of letters from prominent men i:i all parts of Mbsouri ir.djtsli'.g the passive policy.'. These indorsements are tro:a Senators. Representatives, Generals, Judges and citizens. J 'A SUXU TOX XL1 Washington. Nov. 2ti. The President has-fintfhed the draft of his annual mes sage. I'nu-Ua! care is take ll to prevent its premature publication, imr w ill he risk printing it 111 advance document to congress. of dollverv of the All copies will be in manuscrj pt. New Yo;:k. Nov. 27. A Jhrahl Wash ington dispatch .-ay.s (he leading features of the Pre.-ideut s message are internal taxation, taruffvi and finauoe. treaty with Indians and Ku-Jvlux dbturbanue.i South, lie will recommend the abolition of all internal taxes except on spirits, malt liquors and tobacco in every form, and tr.gent reconmiendati jn for a revision. ul the tariff, a'; hough no ai tides are recom mended fur reduction or abolition cf du ty. It is. however, suggested that those o"ii:!y w ould -lie touched which ,can .be .in cluded in revision with the least injury to the country. No material change in the Indian polity will be recommended. The message will allude but -briefly to the K11 ivittx. It wid be left to the Attorney General to report at length. The result of the labors of the High Joint Commis sion will be a subject of congratulation. What lurther measures will be taken re specting the recent campaign in Corea has not yet been definitely determined. A strong policy, however, is indicated. The punishment of Coreans lor the mur der of wrecked American seamen is con sidered com plete. Lincoln's Emancipation Puoceamation. A Washington letter-writer thus refers to the burning of the emancipation proc lamation of Lincoln : It is announced that -the original copy of Lincoln's proclamation, by which the people of the South were robbed of four hundred millions of dollars worth of property, was consumed in the .Chicago fire. It is further stated that this precious document cost the people of Chicago twenty-live thousand dollars. Now, can any one teil how the people of Chicago got pcssess.ian .of an original document, which belongs to the archives of Govern ment, and w ho got the twenty-live thous and dollars? Apropos to the burning of this procla mation, it nriy be said that the news of its destruction caused great alarm among the intelligent (?) darkies congre gated heie, who feared they might, in conseqnence.be remanded back to slavery. On, No. The Radical papers of Ore gon, two in unmber the Oregonlon and Statesman have acknowledged that the last Radical administration in this State stole the people's money, but deny that the;party is responsible. Of course, not. They attempt to bold the Democracy of the nation responsible for the stealings done by the New York thieves, yet do not want to be responsible themselves for the stealings of their State officers. What they did when they had the power, they will do agaiu, and the people w ill hold the Radicals of Oregou responsible for the act3 of their officials. We see much ia the Radical papers in regard to the swamp land act. It is a no torious fact that more Radicals have taken advantage of its provisions than Demo crats. It it is a grab game, the Radicals are 'on it.' '.STAT 12 NEWS. Linn county's new jail cost $9,950. Portland has a paper bag factory. Joaquin Hiller, the poet, is at Portland. The banks at Portland -el osed up yestei- day. Three churches in Corvallis are to have organs. Circuit Court is in session in Marion countv. The Insane Asylum contains now 150 patients. The Corvallis Gazette haa closed Us eighth volume.j The Good Templar's lodge at Eugene City has -'gone up." Mulvaney, of Douglas county, has killed a dozen cougars this season. The firemen's election takes place in Portland next Wednesday. Dr. W. F. Alexander has moved back to Albany from his farm. The Gazette says there are six monle banks running in Corvallis. Judge Deady is suffering quite severely from an attack of erysipelas. The track is laid on the West-Side road a distance of about eighteen niiles. Dr. T.Tyler, son of ex-President Tyler., arrived at Portland last Wednesday. Frank Cooper has discovered a whole mountain of mag noma on DuUe creek. Carrie Moore, the ftmiale skater, arrived on the steamship Ajax, last Wednesday. It is stated that fifteen families of immigrants .arrived by the steamer Ajax. J. IJ. Nichols, a boot and thoe dealer, at Eugene, left that place for parts unknown. Thos. Ayers, of Marion count', has re ceived 100 Leicester sheep from Australia. A Vessel is now on its way from San Francisco to Portland, with a cargo of oats. It is announced that Joaquin Miller Las agreed to lecture for the Willamette So ciety. Reabec-ate is advancing at Hillsbo.ro. It it is wwth anything now it is an ad vance. The material for the Ensign has reached Rosebarg,.;uid that paper w ill soon appear again. The Reaver Hosiery Manufacturing Company at Jefferson have commenced operations. S. D. Swanson was very badly hurt a the saw mill in the Northern end of Port land last Monday. Madame Forrestel'.e. of Portland, took a shot at her husband with a loaded re volver last Saturday. Win. O'Connor. Win. Stimson and John Wilson, have been sent to the penitentiary lor eighteen months each. The l'.ri nt it-i h ire i,f,if Iwl :i new fhiirel building at Springfield, Laue coiuitjr. It w as ueuicatetl last Sunday. M 1 1- 1 -i ..1 ( ( ,r m ! u-w ,,nt,,np,tl :t Portland, last Friday, to eighteen .months in the penitentiary tor larceny. Rev. C. C. Stratton. agent of the Wil lamette University, has gone East to labor in behalf of that institution. A true bill for murder was found by the late Grand Jury of Jackson county against Joseph Weils. Patrick Waleh. who was .reported to be misr-ing from Salem, lias been found at work on the West-Side railroad. The wife of a Methodist minister near Corvallis kiiied deer with an ax last week. Dogs first overhauled it. Eugene City has decided to contract with the Maxim Gas Company for the lighting of the town I'm' ten ye trs. Oliver Moore, a resident of Yamhill, had bis collar-bone .broken a few days ago, by being thrown from his burse. Foster, the -sotlcer. w'a-5 -tent to the .pen itentiary for three years. It is a pity the law culd not give him a life time. Eugene is agitated about the IJurdy Gurdy establishment, recently started there, but find- no 1 iw to help themselves The fellow who seduced a girl in Polk county, which we published last week, has settled the m liter by marrying the girl. It is said that passenger trains will .be running 011 the first twenty live mitas of .the North Paeiiio Railroad !-y the 25. h. of December. A largo number of young men from Eugene are going to atiend the .Portland JJirsiness College this winter. Tiiey could not do teettel. The Eugene City Guard declares (he road leading east from that place to be in a very bad condition and "an outrage on the people." There are ninety scholars attending the Agricultural College at Corvallis. it is a good institution and we are glad to hear of its prosperity. Hon. D. P. Thompson, of this city, has been elected Secretary of the Radical Association, for this coast. Da.ve will be , on hand to distribute the cash. The grand jury of Portland refused to indict James W. Davidson, ntias ''Wrest ling Joe." on the charge of perj-'iry. Green C. Davidson was also acquitted. The grand jury of Jackson county ig nored a, bill against Hon. J. D. Fay for seduction. Thus ends a ease which caus ed so much excitement last spring. Magruder. better known as ' Old Mack,-" who everybody in Lane county knew, died at. Eugene City on the 46th ult. Peace.be to the ashes of "Old Maok." The Bulletin says, fo acquire real estate it is only necessary to drink a few glasses of Portland water '"and you'll soon ha,ve a sand-bank in the intestcnal canal." Robert U. Peake Lite .been indie'ed in Denton county for taking away a female child under the age ot ten years, for the purpose of marriage, without the consent of the father. Roy. J. II. L'ahcock. recently from the East, commences school at Cor.vallis.oi the 4th inst. in the new building erected by itt. Rev. bishop Morris. Mr. lb comes highly recommended. Snow fell at .Umatilla all day Saturday. The upper country is now probably pretty well covered. Cattle are reported in excellent condition and .can .stand a good deal of severe weather. Sam Clarke bas sued WJ. U. Watkins for $10,000 damages, for simply shooting at him. No jury would give $10,000 for Clarke, bill Wat kinds, in tur-u. sues Clarke for the modest -sura of $20,000 for libel. Sullivan, (he deserter from Fort Van couver, w ho was arrested , at Eugene and held to answer for forgery, escaped from the jail a few nighu ago. Th it jail is a good match tor the one belouguv to this It appears that some fellow has been playing "fits" on (he Salem people, and claimed to be a "Chicago sufferer." got their money and Vent to Portland and spend it on lager beer girls. Bilks are playing it pretty sharp uow-a-days The work of clearing out the Calapooia dtill goes steadily forward, and the enter prising gentleicea conducting it have the highest hopes of a. cnccessful venture. The Grand Jury, of Jackson county has . . . , 11... the following to say 111 regard :o iue connty jail. Clackamas can match it and give Jackson odds-4 "Jail a disgrace-to humanity, outrage upon the meanest crim inal, and a burning shame to the county." A silver led"-e. assaying $6,000 per ton. has been discovered .'n Cow Creek, about three miles from the military road lead ing from Astoria. Thirteen claims were located a few davs aro. and thfie is con siderable furore raging in the neighbor hood. Messrs. T. Savier. Jas. N. Fisk and E, R- Geary, have been appointed Commission ers to examine and report upon the first twenty mile section of the Oregon uonirai Railroad. The same gentlemen are Com missioners for the Oregon and California Railroad. It is reported that (he hens have become demoralized in consequence of the evil and demoralizing doctrines of Siisan lb Anthomy tuwl tbey now positively refuse to lay eggs enough to supply the wants of the people. A sad st ile of af fairs, We are ;r!ud she is gone. The JJemocrat savs that liaise v has one church, one school house, two stone doing a good business, one kept by J. Thompson & Son. the other tby Bridgefarmer & Dix on : one harness shop, by II. L. Rudd ; .one hotel, by Wui.boyse.; two warehouses. one livery staole, one -grocery store, one drug store in process of erection, ami fourteen dwellings. The trial of V. S. Ralls, for shooting at James D. Fay in February last, was con cluded in the Circuit Court on the 27th ult., having occupied uearly three days. Aftiu-an iUbsence of only half an hour the jury came" into Court wich a verdict of not guilty," which was received with continued applause by the crowd lhat occupied te Court room. The Albany Democrat of the 21th. says: We are informed that one of our Albany clergymen last Sabbath walked into the country two miles through the -mud to marry a couple, but at the interesting perio'd the father of the girl objected, and l lie .chariot wheels of wedlock, were brought to a "dead-lock." The would4e bridegroom refused to pay a cent, alleg ing that he had received no consideration, and -bar pftstur .wentled his weary way back lo town, his heart doubtless surcharg ed with prayers foi the happiness of lhat "cruel parieut" and all else concerned. Regulations Jer the Governnisxit of Swamp Lands Transactions. At the regular meeting of the board of Swamp band Commissioners, composed of his Excellency, b- F. Grovi-r, lbm..S. F. Chadwick. Secretary of S'ate ; Hon. L. Fleischner. Treasury of State and Hon. T. U. Cann,, Clerk.;" m November Kith, the following proceedings were had : On motion of lion. L. Fleischner, ii was determined 1st. That all applicants must in order to keep their applications valid within luiueiy days after tiie dale of public .notice as provided in Sec. 2 of an Act entitled an Act providing for the selection and sale of Swamp and Overflowed bands belonging to the Slate of Oregon, approved Oct 2Cth. IS70, jay 20 per ceutnm of the purchase money to the Clerk of ;he Board. 2d. In the ease of there being more than one applicant for any tract or par cel of Overflowed or Swamp Lamb ami the first legal applicant shall fail to 111 ike payment as by law required, then the next applicant who has in every respect complied with the requirements of the law, !hall be iif. titled to the purchase of that land. 3rd. If any or all applicants to any tract or parcel of Swamp or Overflowed Lands, should fail to comply .with the re quirement of the lu'.v within the time speeiiied, tlum any person can iu ike ap plication for the same tract or parcel of Swamp or Ovet flowed Lamb 4th. All applications mule after the expiration of ninety days from the date of pultlic notice, mast he accompanied with 20 per ceatutu f the purchase money. oth. In cases of conflict, where there are more than tcie applicant to a tract or parcel of "swamp or Oversowed Lands, ai l claim m's iv ust deposit 20 per centum of the purchase, money wi.h the Clerk of the Board within ninety days tram the dale of public iiice. tit h. Tht: Board at the earliest corr veni'Tice shall, by letters registered in the United States Postoffice, giv.e notice to such claim mis ol the day set fee trial of such conflicts. Tib. Jn case of any or all parties in terested in any case or trial failing to ap pear on the d iy of trial, as set forth in official notice, or neglect to give notice to UseJJoard ol their inability o appear on the day cf triaJ. then the .Board hhall go on with the trial.and decide the case. Sth. On the decision of any case, the Board shall order fhe Clerk of the Board to inform the applicant to whom the land has been awarded, and to return the sev eral doposits to the respective contestants found not to be entitled to hold as pur chasers of the Swamp ami Ovei flowed Land described. 0th. Wherever money is paid to the Clerk of the Board o:t account of conflicts , he shall give the applicant a certificate of deposit instead of a receipt. 101 h. The Clerk of the Board shall de posit. with the Treasurer of State all mon eys as received by him on account of con flicts an I take the Treasurer of State's certificate ct deposit lor the same, lo oe i returned by the orderof the Board. I lib. The Clerk of the board shall pay all expanses arisimr fro pi the cle,ci,ion. management aud sale of the Swamp and Overflowed Lands, out of any funds aris ing from the sales of such Swamp ami Overflowed Lauds, after approval of bills by the Biard and upon order of the Pres ident of, the Board- 12th. "In case there should not be suf ficient funds on hand to pay such approv ed bills, the Clerk shall file the,:n, and endorse thereon the date of presentation and then pay the i-amo in rotation as the money comes -in. 0:h. After all bills of expenses are paid, all surplus moneys, if any. shall be paid' by the Clerk of the Board to the Tie s iror of St iq and hii receipt taken for the same. Mercury. Found at Last. Some German navi gator claims to h-ve found the north pole and an open polar sea, literally filled w ith whales. This polar sea is at the mouth of the Atlantic gulf stream where the .hot waters of the tropics are driven into the frigid zone. Now .let Livingstone discov er the head waters of (he Nile and (he curious of (hese subjects will .be happy. Rich. In the "Gwiu mine," in Cala veras county, they have found a streak cf su'.phurets. a foot in width, that assays $52.1-10 to the ton. The Calaveras Citron i- ch says it is (he richest mine ia Ihe State. Ex Senator Gwin. we believe, owns the greater portion af the mine. How IS this Foil Hiou? An exchange says that Kate Field is a good pistol shot. Miss Ilaz'ett swims like a duck, Elizabeth Cady Stanton i-j a scientific angler, and Susan B. Anthany plays a rattling game of draw poker. And it might have added lhat Mrs. Duniway is the nost accomplish ed abuser in the-country. Judge Upton, upon sentencing Foster, the sedixcer, as we learn from the HuUe, UN, auuresseel the culprit as follows : oh have oeen before this Court on three or four previous occasions chared with crimes, bnt you have heretofore beW successful , escaping conviction. I am aware that your previous liru should have no influence in the sentence you are to re ceive lor this crime and I shall endeavor -to prevent.it from having any. The nf fense of which yon have been convicted is one that is regarded by all right-minded and honorable men as second to the crime of murder. Lor th? momentary Kratifi cation of your baser passions yoi ha?e been guilty of ruining the future life of pure and innocent girl and bronrrhf ,ih grace and distress upon a happy" house hold. Language fails to adequately de scribe in true colors (he characteristics uf the crime of which you have been guilty. The judgment of the Court is that you be" confined in the State Prison for a period of three years, and that you be kept a hard labor during (hat period." We have a statement (hat Miller, Gro ver & Co.. dd valuable land to Rev. A. Myers for the machine works at Saleui' and then lent Mr. Myers school money to pay themselves. The Rev. Mr. Myers very emphatically informs the Oregonlan that abovw statement is a lie and its author a libeller, and that he never lias bought a singl piece of land from Miller. Grover Jt Co., or borrowed any of the school money. That is what we should call "nailing the lie." Rev , Mr. Myers is a good Republic? m, and he may 3e able to see what lying practices his party organs resort to for political capital. Here is what he gays.: -In the .first place -Miller, Grover Jt Co have not -sold nie a particle of property, In the second place Miller, Grover .v. Co., have not loaned me a cent or any other sum of school money. The whole state ment is false and libelous. The Tkltu at Last. Wyoming, re marks th Sacramento Importer, will have to be transferred from the Radical to the Democratic pyramid of 1S71. It wiu proclaimed with rr.ncli noise that this Ter ritory went Republican at the late ela tion there. It has been a Ion time conW ing but we have the truth at last. Wo clipped the following dispatch from the Omaha Herald : Chkyknxk. November 7. 1 ST I. To the Editor of the Herald: ihuk Houses lem ocraiic. S. P. Nilekolb, Pres ident of the Council ; Ben Sheeks. speaker of the House. Good, working majority on joint ballot. Jonny Campbell. so:iie;iijie c l'.ed Governor." buin- his dispatcher to b'lysses, Both the Oregonlan ami Statesman dc olare that the bonds of the bite Radical State oilicia!s are sufficient to secure tho State against any loss, if they are prose cuted. The bond of .the Secretary of Stat is l-fn thousand dollars, and the bond will nrt ilspoil" by the lapse of tiaie. But w.! 'would inform these Radical organs thai the bonds iclll not cover the li tie amount missing. Probably twice this amount will jiot cover the lat.e .Secretary" stealing alone. O Nor Ykt. It took us four weeks to make the Oregonlan alter it had denied j it acknowledge lhat the last State Rinli- eal Administration had stolen tin? people's j money. Butiithad to come to it. It hm been five weeks nvv ;ce we -wifIkvI .-Ft ' to in forts its reatie.r-s how much Wood demanded. -and what he finally received, j for accepting the Oregon Centra Miatry i Road, bp to present writing it has failed j to give the information. It was only $2.r 5 JO in stock. Kx-Gov. Hamilton, of tex.is. says h never saw any of the tF-,hers ?f , present State government steal any thing f; bnt when we see a poor, miserable cti-i. who .never hai Sii) in his life, come to Anitin . 'borrov." money -to pay bis expen ses, and presently find him losing a thousand dollar; a night at faro, driving ar-iund in a fancy- team, making liqnyr bills, wine bills and all sorts of bills, and buying a buggy and fine horses to g home in. we know he is a thief as well a if we had seen him steal.-' Comfort Hku. Mrs. Duniway has been over on the S( and for sonm lime, but w hardly expected her to alvertise her con dition to the world in the manner she did on signing a letter to a friend in this city. She deserves "comfort." Is that a 'good word ? Uvki.vo. The Eugene Guard of th 25lh. has ihe following very unkind cut on Sister Duniway : Mrs. Duniway says we can't lead hr, If we were obliged "to lead the old gal wr should first put a ring in her nose, as we would serve a bull, and then lead her over to East Portland and deliver her to Dr. Hawthorne. The Columbia (South Carolina) Phrrnix learns that an effort is making to seenro -eminent counsel from abroad to test, in the -Court room, the constitutionality of the indiscriminate arrests .made under (hf Ku K!ux Act. It I; thought f.no to (heir people that some masterly law.yer. -whose toice will reach the vjw" cf the North, should bemployed to test -the question, whether there is or not any limit to milita ry despotism set on foot in that State. The late Grand Jury for Multnomah -county reported lhat the State Insane As ylum is a matter of pride te -the Stale. That is the verdict of all who have visited thatanstitution. Dikp. Ex-Governor John Bigler, of California, died at Sacramento on the 20th. He was a noble, highiainded gentleman., and many warm friends will regret to ilearn of his death. The Oicgonlan has a grow l because the Auditing Committee's Report is to be printed at the expense of the State. It don't like to see the black record of iU party .in type, and would probably object to having it printed at anybody's expense. We don't blame it. The dispatches of the 29th. from Saw Francisco, state that it is feared I be back Live 'Yankee, from Portland, was lost with all on beard. What has hkcomk of it,? We have net seen the Bed Hock Democrat -iov the past six weeks. Have you thrown off on us or is our paper too insignificant for an exchange ? The Oregon City Enterprise conies to us much impraved in appearance having provided for itself a new head. Christian Messenger. Congress meets. next Monday.