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Oregon City, Oregon ,
Friday : :
Dec, 22, 1871.
Meeting of the Democratic State
The Democratic Central Committee of
the State of Oregon is hereby requested
- to meet at the
CITY OP PORTLAND ON
Monday, tlie Stir Day or .Tan. ICixt,
At 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, for the
purpose of designating the time and man
ner of holding a Democratic State Con
vention, in accordance with the time hon
ored usages of the party, preparatory to
the coming June election in this State and
the transaction of such other business as
may properly come before said Com
Said Committee is composed as follows:
Multnomah. . .
Clackamas. . .
Washington . .
J. E. McLain
. . . . .E. S. MeComas
II. C. Pa'ure
.J. W. Baldwin
. .James II. Lappeus
Geo. L. Curry
II. S. Sirahan
D. II. Murphy
. .John T. Crooks
fl... r Tlv.n..n
Benton. . . .
Marion. . . .
Jackson; . .
W. II. Jackson
;L. F. Lane
J. N. T. Miller
A personal attendance is urged upon
the members of the Committee.
Take this view of it-
The Corvallis Gazelle, a moral, Radical
Qnd truthful sheet, has much to say in re
card to the litigant act. We are not sur
prised at its dissatisfaction with the law
It would, no doubt, be opposed to it even
were it appointed a litigant organ because
it would be prevented in its extortions by
that act. No better proof need be had of
the justice of that law than a comparison
of the Gazelle's charges and those allowed
by the litigant bill. That paper has its
terms published in the following words:
'Legal advertisements fifteen cents per
line for each insertion in legal tenders.'
The litigint law allows a charge ot $2,50
per square of twelve lines of nonpariel
type, for the first insertion, and $1 00 for
each subsequent insertion. The twelve
lines of nonpariel type a-e equal to sixteen
lines of the type used by the Gazelle. Now
all legal advertisements have to be pub
lished four or six weeks. Let us see what
it cost the litigants of Denton county utr
der the charges by the Gazelle before this
bill was passed, for an advertisement of
one square and what it costs now. The
sixteen line3 for four insertions would
amount to. the first insertion, just the same
as the law at present allows $2.o0 ; and
for four insertions. 10.00. . The litigant
law allows just $.,. 30 for the four inser
tions. Now this is a plain statement of
facts, and we challenge the Gazelle to deny
them. Rut let us take a summons, which
usually makesTthree squares, or equal to
the Gazelle's type, fifty lines. These have
to be published six weeks. Under the
litigant law the charges would be $22,.j0.
According to the charges of the Gazelle.
before the passage of the law which Rad
icals abuse so much, it would cost $15.00.
or just double the amount now charged.
We hope this is plain enough ior any one
to undestand.and also see that the litigant
net is a protection to parties who are so
unfortunate as to be compelled to pay for
this class of advertising. We also find the
following prices published in the Slate
Journal, another Radical sheet :
'LEUAE ANI T KAN'S IK N'T AlVKi:"tTSIX.
For first insertion, Three Dollars per
square ; Each additional insertion. One
Dollar per square. "'
These terms are also in minion type, a
size larger than the litigant law provides,
and only ten lines are allowed for a square
which is equal to a square and one-half,
or in other words, w hat cosU now $2.50.
would cost in the Journal, uilder their
charges, $1,50. Before the law was pass,
ed we received the same for minion type
which we- now receive for nonpariel.
which makes a difference of about four
lines out ol every twelve, or a loss to us
of one-third. The litigant law is abused
by those Radical editors because it hns
put a stop on their extortions from the
Sam May to he returned-
After the indictments for embezzlement
were found against Sam May. a warrant
for his arrest was placed in the hands of
the Radical Sheriff of Marion county, who
retained it in his possession about six days
when he made Ira return to the Governor,
and remarked that he "supposed that it
was his duty to get a requisition for his
arrest.7 The Governor, knowing that the
Radicals would delay the matter as long
as possible, and in 'die meantime inform
the guilty one of the indictments.and give
Jiim an opportunity for escape, had al
ready dispatched Deputy Sheriff Foudray,
of Jackson county with a requisition for
May's arrest, and told the Radical Sheriff
that he (May) was under charge of an
officer, in all probability at that very time.
This rather disappointed the chap who
had been playing it smart,but be conclud
ed the Gtreruor was rather too "sharp"
CoNTf:HTiiu.K. We are informed that
the editor of tho Statesman refuses to
publish the Marion County Grand Jury
report because it speaks in favorable
terms of the manner in which the peni
tentiary is conducted by Superintendent
Walkinds. Such conttmptible personal
spleen is only to be found in a person of
very narrow mind. The Grand Jury re
port is public property and every local
paper owes it to the public to publish
it, no matter who is censured or praised.
The Sialesm-i U the property or its pa
tron as much it U the editors', and
personal relations should have no consid
eration in ihe matter.
This day saw the birth of a man who
came into the world that the world might
know the mercies of a God, and the glo
ries of an eternal rest beyond" the jesur
reclion. The wonderful story written
across the sky of a Judean midnight has
come down the long, dim corridor of
years until, with heaven and inspiration
to add their perfectness. it is now ' the
beautiful epic of the christian's faith.
Grand, holy days of sanctities and mys
teries ! The home hearth is swept by the
wings of angels and lit by the light of
faces made radiant rrlth charity and wel
come. To the grandfather's Iface there
comes a tenderer look, and to the grand
mother s eyesa sweeter joy. , Memory
puts all her royal garments on. and in the
chambers of the heart there is heard the
trailing of bridal robes and the rustling
of grave cerements. Lovers come home
from all the seas singing songa that have
the great laugh of the winds and the waves
in them. All the streams having flowers
upon their banks run back to youth and
Christmas, and thus the uation'a holiday
sails as a freighted bark up from the ocean
of inidnicbt and anchors fast in the holy
and sacred harbor of Veneration.
The battle of life may be bitter to fight,
and one by one all the frail, fair things of
hope and fancy may feel the sharp, curt
feet of the hoar frost pass over them; but
if within the darkened soul the light of
Christmas fires can shine and the music of
Christmas welcomes be heard, there is
hope in the future and a rest for the wea
ry beyond the sunset shore.
It is a holy superstition, this of Christ
mas and of Santa Clans. It lingers lung
er than any other of the rare, sweet
things of youth, and comes back ever
with a smile on its beautiful face and a
benediction in its open hands. Men "alone
have destiny children a guardian, and
which is Christmas. The young mother,
above whose head is shining the blissful
aureole of maternity, bends over her
sleeping child with her fingers on her lips,
and watches it in a dream of Santa Clans
and of Christinas. The young bride opens
her dreamy eyes in the soft twilight of the
honeymoon nights and sees her idol's
gifts for Christmas. The wayward man.
afar from the old roof tree, and scarred
sorely here and there by wild night and
wine work, looks backward across the
gulf of years and sees upon the further
shores a home, within whose windows
irleam the liiiht of Christmas fires. The
father's heart grows calm at .last, and
through the mist of falling tears he sees
the snow-drift in the gloaming, and knows
that Christ, who gave the world its Christ
mas, will keep tho lowly graves and
gather to their perfect rest in heaven the
wife who died in years agone because her
blue-eyed darling could not stay. The
white-haired, august one, within whose
trembling hands the flowers of life lie
withered and on whose hoary head old
age has placed the sacred crown, will lift
to God his faith on wings of prayer and
knows his Christmas awaits hhn beside
the Great White Throne. It is the one
precious link between youth and immor
tali'y between the grave and Paradise.
It is the sun of a new hope shining from
God's blessed sk and it is covenant of u
resunectiou after death, wherein the
separated will find once more the links in
the chain of life and where foreverinore
in a sweet hereafter will the Christmas
lights be lit and the Christmas songs be
borne upon the airs and harps of heaven.
Sam May's Defalcations-
Elsewhere we publish a complete state
ment, taken from the lleraJd, relative to
Sam May's defalcations. The total amount
of money stolen has not yet been ascer
tained, but it is not less than ihir'n thous
and dollars. This matter would have been
developed much sooner had the Slate rec
ords been kept in a condition by which
the presentefficieiit 'adminis'ration could
have obtained the facts in the case. The
five indictments found are as follows :
.1 Larceny, of $3.oGG 79 : taken from
the 5-per cent, fund, arising from the sales
of United Stales public lands.
2. Larceny of $ 1,857 -16 ; taken from
the 5-per cent. fund.
3. Embezzling the proceeds of the sales
of seven hundred and forty two copies of'
the Code, authorized to be sold at $G per I
volume, $4,152 00.
1. Larceny, of $1,152 00 School and
University funds, arising from the sale of
5. Larcftiy of $ 2,(135 29, paid to May
as Secretary on account of support of per
sons in the Insane Asylum , and not paid
to the Treasurer as the law requires.
All the money paid to May as one of
the Board of School Land Commissioners
cannot now be ascertained, as that Board
"under Radical rule" kept no record ot
their proceedings as a Board, and no rec
ord of the deeds executed by them.
Cheap. "We long since thought that
eventually Williams would be rewarded
for his present to General Grant, but were
not prepared to place such a low estimate
on the office of Attorney General. It will
be remembered that Judge Williams some
time since presented Grant with a Mexi
can saddle, and it now appears that this
was the highest present offered for the
Attorney Generalship. It was not, prob
ably, the insignificant value of the sad
dle which got him the position, but Grant
naturally takes to "horse" and the fitness
of the thing gave him the place. Rather
cheap when the office of Attorney General
is sold for a Mexican saddle.
The Oreyonian still harps on the string
that the Governor has unnecessarily de
laved the prosecution of Sam May, and
states that the reports were current a
year ago that he was a defaulter. The
reports were current three years q-r0
yet the Radical State officer did nothing
to bring him to justice. It was known
to some members of the Radical State
Government that he had stolen, and even
the Methodist Church knew it as far back
as 18GS or 18C9, when he was suspended.
Why did not the Radicals, who bad the
evidence which the Democratic officials
have obtained under great difficulty,
prosecute him ? An answer is desired.
THE ROBBING OF THE STATE
UNDER RADICAL RULE.
Ex-Governor Vcods and Secretary
i Tlie Steal of the S??',iOO.
From the Herald
i This theft, in the highest places of trust
in our State, and startling to honest men,
is one involving the character of the en
tire board of officers under the last Radi
cal State administration. It involves May
to a certainty, and almost as certainly it
In the act of Congress of 14th Feb
ruary, 1S5'J, admitting Oregon as a Slate,
it is provided "that five per centum of
the net pioceeda of Bales of all public
lands lying within saul btatc wnicu snail
be sold by Congress after the admission
of said State into the Union, after deduct
ing all expenses incident to the same,
shall be paid to said State for the pur
pose of making public roads and internal
improvements, as the Legislature shall
As soon as Governor G rover had work
ed his way through the confused condi
tion of the public lands of the State, in
August last, he addressed a letter to the
Secretary of the Interior, a.-king an ac
count of" the Five Per Cent. Fund, and
intimated that no account had ever been
rendered to Oregon, though she had been
a State twelve years. The Secretary re
plied that he hud referred the letter to the
Commissioner of the General Land Office,
with instructions to state the account and
forward it to the Governor; but sajing
at the same time that he believed there
had been an account before. A letter
shortly alter came from the Commissioner,
inclosing an account ' of -public lauds in
Oregon for the previous two years, 0.
5'JS 70 : and a Treasury warrant soon fol
lowed for the amount, drawn in favor of
the Governor of Oregon on the deposi
tory at the First National Bank. Portland.
Answer was at once made acknowledging
this sum. but reouestinir an account for
the previous ten years. In due time a j
full statement was received from the Com- j
missioner of the General Land Oflice,
showing that three accountings had been
had before the last, one in the time of.
Governor Gibbs, and two in the time of i
Governor Woods. A search was ordered
in the State Treasury, and the amount
transmitted to Governor Gibbs, S? 1,3 1; 'J2..
was found as having been received and
placed in the School Funds, and no ac
count opened of the Five Per Cent. Fund.
But nothing could be discovered of live"
two amounts transmitted to Governor
Woods. The amounts were respectively.
$3,5(i(i 7'J and 6 1,85 7 -10.
Immediate notice was given to the
Comptroller of the Treasury ol the de
fauk. and request made that the Governor
be furnished with certified copies of the
original transactions with the Treasury
touching these accounts. In answer, the
following certified copies were received :
"State ok Okkcon. .
DiiTAin'MKNT oi' Statu-... ,
Salem. August 20. l-So7. j
lion. II. TP. Toy' or. Comptroller Treasury
Department. 'Washonjlon, D. C:
Siu : Referring to the annexed com
munication, this certifies thai "the Rufsell
& Lt'wiu Manufacturing Company.' or
order, are hereby authorized to receive in
behalf of the State of Oregon the amount
In witness whereof, I have hereunto
signed my name and affixed the seal of
the State aforesaid, the day and year
(Signed) S.vmi-'ki, R Mav,
Sec. of State and Acting Governor."'
(Indorsed). "Pay to the order of
Messrs Riggs iv Co.
" JUssin.i. & EnWix M'i c. Co.
Ricuak!! 1. Bi:u-T, Attorney.
Copy of communication to Woods re
-Tkkaslt.y. Dktautmkn'T, 1
Co.MfTiroI.i.KK'.S Ol'I'K'E, j
July 10, 1SG7. ) .
Sin : An account of the Five Per
C'ent. Fund, which has accrued to Ihe
State ol Oregon for the sale of the public
lands within her limits, from the 1st ol
January, lh(i5. to :0th of December, 18(G.
has been adjusted at tho Treasury, and a
balance of $3,300 7'J found to be due,
from the United States. Von will be good
enough to certify who is authorized to re
ceive the same for the Stale, and it will
be so paid on application for such pay
ment. Very Respectfully.
it. W. Tayi.ok.
Hon. Gepi::e L. Woods,
Governor of the State of Oregon,
Eugene City, Oregon.'
The next transaction, disposing of the
sum of l.fc'57 it", in favor of ihe same
parties as before, was. upon a letter if ad
vice, addressed to Governor Woods, bear
ing date July 22. 1S0, and drawn upon
by May in much the same form os belore.
but stating, "in the absence of that officer'!,
(the Governor), and signing himself "Sec
retary of State"' only. The date of this
last draft is May 7th, 18!';!), nearly eleven
months after il teas transmilUd to Gov:
The "Russell & Frwin Mannfaclurinar
n establishment of New
Vork. having a branch in San Francisco,
Jh branch Jmuse was addressed, calling
for information concerning ihe draf ts men
tioned in the record copies from ihe l.S.
Treasury Department. Response was
made l hat "October 2G, 18G;. Samuel Iv
May. Secretary of State, sent us lor col
lection his draft on R. W. Taylor, Comp
troller of the Treasury Depai tment. -Wash-'
ington. for ;?:.5i;r. 71), U. S. currency.
Then on .May 20. 18t;9, he sent us his
draft on same person for $1,857 4f. cur
rency, accompanied by Taylor's- notifica
tion of this amount, addressed to Gov.
Woods. Boih draf;s were paid, credited
to May, and disbursed according to his
instructions ; partly here and partly in
New York. Any further information we
can give you will be cheerfully furnished
Request was made for the original let
ters of May in disposing of these, funds,
and for items of payments on his account.
The letters were furnished, and are now
in possession of the executive Office.
These original letters were received dur
ing the week immediately preceeding the
meeting of" the Grand Jury at Salem, and
were laid before that body, together with
all the records and official correspondence
in the matter. The result was the indict
ments which we have elsewhere an
nounced. It appears in (he correspondence that
May used a part ot these funds to pay his
private bills in San Francisco, to furnish
his house, to pay tor silverware ordered
from New York, and marked in bis name;
and the balance was placed to his credit
in New York city. He. in fact, paid in
New York $ 1,400 for a State safe, and $700
for books for ihe State Library, but these
things were fully paid tor here, when the
bills came by his own warrant on the State
Treasury, in his own favor, which moneys
he used and afterwards replaced them
out of the Five Per Cent. Fund, so that,
as to thfse sums, he stole them twice.
That May stole these moneys is worse
than true he stole s ime of them twice.
Where was Woods all I his time? That he
was in Oregon, and about Salem, is most
certain. The first embezzlement was in
October, 18G7. Woods returned from
California in September of that year,
where he had been stumping against
Ilaight. He was in Salem at the da e of
that draft by May of S3.56G 79, drawn on
a letter addressed to Gov.j Woods. They
did not keen their offices tncrothm- r,Ti
pretended to be at sword's points. How 1
could May obtain these letters f
Treasury Department, addressed " to
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY.
Woojjs ctficial money letters without
Woods knowledge? Jt was the duly or
Gov. Woods to look after the accounts of
public funds due the State from the Gen
eral Government. It no letter has ever
been received by hiin on this accaunt of
the Five Per Cent: Fund, he should have
demanded one. as Gov. (J rover did. and
should have seen that the lights of. tire
State were responded to. AN hat hypothe
sis can be onvied to show that Woods is
not also accountable for the embezzle
ment of thess funds? It is indeed start
ling to find that the public interest and
the public funds have been in such., hands
and the end of the theiving not yet reach
V dispatch from Jacksonville, u
ae of the 15th inst. says that Cy
date of the lain insr. tes
Tribble the voung man wno w as puunny
cowhided by the Mioses Ralls, in that
place, has been arrested on a cnarge of
neriurv and bound over in the sum of
boo to answer at the next term cf Court.
lion. F. L. Biistow, Grand Master of
I. O. O. 'ias returned from a visit to
the Sound oa official business.
Mr Wood ruff, 'lately of Chicago, has
purchased property in llolladay's Addi-
tion to Albany and commenced the erec- j
lion of a residence and a large carriage
and wagon manufactory. -
A man over sixty years of age took out '
a marriage-license in Lane county during
the past week. The bride was nineteen
Aji effort is being made at Eugene to
raise funds sufficient to construct a bridge
across ihe Coast Fork. The cost is esti
mated at $3,000.
".The: Albany Register says : Duel Custer
and Mrs. Lines were remarried, at the
residence of D. Mansfield in this city, on
Thursday evening." Judge Johns tying the
knot. The reunited pair started north
' A young man named Wallace, borrow
ed a horse and buggy of a Mr. Porter, at
Forest Grove, to take his young lady to
Portland, lie sold the buggy and horse at
Portland and le:t for parts unknown.
' A gravel train ran off the track at Har
risburg last Saturday, and it is reported
that two Chinamen were killed and seven
Recently the remains of an unknown
man. evidently dead several months, were
found a few miles above the mouth of the
Cheeto river, lie had on a leather belt
stamped P. F". McDonald. In the pockets
of the clothing were found $110 in silver
half dollars, many of which were coined
. R. II. Sullivan, the deserter from Van
couver, has been convicted at Eugene of
forgery, and St ntenced to two years im
prisonment, lie has been lodged in the
The West Side says "we heard of another
oppressed citizen leaving her husband
and-family, last Saturday. The rate of
one a week is well kepi up since Miss
Johny Bailey, a boy eight years old, re
siding on North Yamhill, broke his aTin
by falling from a fence.
Benton county is the first county to pay
i i its State tax.
A man named William Sherwood, from
C003 county, has been brought to the in
The first twenty miles of the west side
railroad is finished and cars will soon be
The taxable properly of Portland- is
.V in in named John Dougherty shot at
one of the deck hands of tho Fannie Pal
ton while she wa lying at Corvallis, last
Saturday. The deck hand put a terrible
"head" on Dougherty. No fe-rioua dam
Four of tb-e family of Mr. Cannuft,
near Oakland, Douglas county, are sick
Albany is the most unfortunate fovn in
Oregon. Thj telegraphic dispatches give
an account of another fire there.
There has been one death nt Oakland
from small pox.
The Dallas Jl'iihllcan publishes this
paragraph : "We learn that the wife of
Mr. W. Savage, living in Ihe eastern par',
of Yamhill county, near Sheridan, de
serted her family one duy last week, and
in company' with a young man named
Connor, left for par's unknown. Mr. Sav
age is quite an extensive dealer in cattle,
and a man of considerable means. During
(lie let year lie has been to Texas after a
drove of cattle, and during his absence
his large farm has been canied ui by
young Connor, under the Minervi.-i.in cf
Mrs. Savage. A short time since Mr. S.
sent word to his wife to meet him at some
specified place east of the mountains.
Wi'.h the avowed object of complying
with her h:ibaiid"s requert. she prepared
for the jo'urney ; but when she was ready
instead of going to meet him. she left her
family, consisting of seven children
among them a baby only a few months
old with her relatives, and accompanied
by young Connor, started South. Various
rumors are afloat concerning the matter ;
one to the effect that she took about live
thousand dollars in money and other val
uables. Connor was arretted near Jack
sonville charged with larceny, for steal
ing -one wife, child and some furniture.7'
Gknkk.vi. Complaint. All .".long the
line of steamboat transportation and also
on the railroad, there is a general com
plaint by the shippers in regard to the
conduct of the present Company which
monopolizes our transporting interests.
This is nothing but what might have been
anticipated. The following is from the
.' West Side of the 15th inst. :
Thk Dayton. This boat stopped at.
Lafayette, Wednesday of last week, and
. went back next day without freight, al
though hundreds of tons were awaiting
shipment from this point. The conse
quence was, that those passengers who
had made arrangements to go down in
her were obliged to ride to Dayton
through the mud, as one hack load did. or
wait two days longer as some others did.
The officers on the boat are the same
courteous and obliging gentlemen as ever,
but they go according to orders, and are
not employed, as formerly, by a company
which sees its true interest in accommo
dating its patrons.
Emphatic. romeroy's Democrat, speak
ing of the Woodbnll lecture which we
published last week, says :
On the night of the 20th inst.. (he noto
rious Victoria Woodhull lectured in Stein
way Hall to a motley crowd of ladies and
gentlemen, politicians, bankers, horse
jockies. gamblers, sporting men, pimps,
carpet baggers, freedom-shriek-ers,
tree-lovers, and in fact, everything
from the upper crust to the very dregs
rag-tag and bob-tail of the Community.
Such a gathering has never been seen
since the bugs, beasts, reptiles, and other
vermin went into Noah's Ark. The lec
ture in itself was a disgrace to the hall in
which it was held, the city in which the
hall is situated, the State in which the city
is located, and the Union of which New
York is a member.
Mkrst Christmas. We wish nnr
ers a merry and happy Christmas.
. Telegraphic Clippings.
WA SUING TOX XEl J 'S.
Washington. Dec. 14. The Senate, in
executive session, to-day, took up the
nomination of George II. Williams of Or
egon to be Attorney General of the. Uni
ted States,-and confirmed it without refer
ence to the Committee. This was. in ac
cordance With the nsage and courtesy in
every ease . w here a nominee has been
a member of the Senate, his" character be
ing sufficiently known without formal in
quiry. Various propositions were made and
discussed, principally turning on the iitrut
ber" of Representatives of which tho
House should be composed. The number
was finally, on motion, of Garfielde, fixed
at 283. Maine, 3: New Hampshire, 2: Ver
mont. 2; Massachusetts, 11 ; Rhode Island.
1; Connecticut. 4; New York, 32; New
Jersey, 7; Pennsylvania. 2G; Delaware. 1;
Maryland, 0; Virginia. ?); North Carolina,
9; South Carolina. D; Georgia, 5J; Alabama. 7;
Mississippi, C; Louisiana. 5. Ohio, 20; Ken
tucky. 10; Tennessee. J; Indiana. 12: Illi
nois 19; Missouri. 13; Arkansas, 1; Michi
gan. 11; Florida, 1; Texas, Cx Iowa J; Wis
consin. 8; California, 4;Min'uesota, 3; Ore
gon. 1. Total, 283. . .
A Washington special says that General
Schcnck, having accomplished his mission
with reference to the Treaty of Washing
ton..and regarding his personal interests
here as imperative, has requested the
President to name his successor and call
WHAT FLA X Jill A KE SAID-
Washington. Dec, 15. This evening a
large number of gentlemen from the Pa
cific coast, including members of Congress,
called upon Mr. Williams, recently ap
pointed Attorney General, to tender their
congratulations. Mr Williams spoke as
I promise all whom it may concern
that when 1 am placed at the head of the
Department ot Justice in ihisGoverntnent,
so tar as the jurisdiction of that depart
ment may go, its mandates will be dis
pensed wiihout fear or favor, with equal
vigor and respect for all classes and con
ditions of men. 1 know not what there
may be in the clamor now made about
official delinquencies in Federal offices,
but so far as exposure and prosecution of
such delinquencies devolves upon the
Department of Justice, no partisan con
sideration w ill have weight, and ho pains
will be spared to bring ihe guilty to
speedy, condign punishment. 1 deeply
regret that in some portions of the coun
try a spirit of lawlessness seems to pre
vail. 1 will favor every consideration of
kindness to induce obedience to law ; but
if no other means will answer, then I am
for using the whole power of the country
in the mo.-t vigorous and effective manner
to crush out conspiracy against the peace
of society and the safety of unoffending
citizens. Governments were primarily
establi.-hed for the weak against the strong,
and if this Government fails to perforin
its functions in that respect it has a poor
claim an- the support and loyalty of its
citizens. No one in sight of recent events
in New York or elsewhere can take office
now and escape the vigilant eye of the
peoj.de. ami nothing but a complete and
upright devotion to duty will give general
satisfaction. I shall struggle to meet the
popular demands as well as to meet the
expectations of my friend.;, with how
much success time and events will de
termine, I have the honor to be the first
Cabinet oficer taken from tin; Pacific
coast -Calilornia, Nevada. Oregon, and
the Tcrri'ories ol the far West may now
consider themselves recognized and rep
resented in every branch of the Govern
ment. I do not effect iiidiiferance to par
ly mutters, because I have been circled
to oftiee. I belong to the Republican
p;rrty. I believe in iis principles and
politics, and I have a profound convic
tion that its ascendency for some time to
come is necessary lc tlie (reservation of
peace and enforcement of law. Sub
ordinate lo my official obligations, every
thing that I can reasonably and honor
ably, I shall earnestly do to secure its
triumph-in the next Presidential election.
XII I J ' YOJIK XL' I f S.
Nkw Yukk. Dec. 11. This afternoon
Miss Tenuie C. Claflin appeared at the
Market Court and complained lhat her
father and mother were a source of con
tinned annoyance to her and Mrs. Wood
Imll. She complained specifically lhat,
they went to her residence on Wednesday
evening last and created a great disturb
ance. Justice Stanly issued a summons
for their appearance to-morrow to answer
Ihe charge of their daughter.
Nkw Vokk. Dec. 1 1. A Herald's special
from Washington says it now appears lo
have been discovered lhat tlie British Gov
ernment completely outwitted the Admin
istration on the part ot the Treaty of
Washington providing for the appoint
ment of arbitrators, and lhat a decision
ad wise, to the po.-itiou and interests oT
the United Slates will be ihe result of the
Geneva Conference. Only two of Ihe
live arbitrators are friendly to a republic
an form of Government. Il is said that ihe
upshot will be a reopening of the Ala
bama dispute. Tlie Spanish Government
is anxious lo bring about a complication
of this kind, and is supposed lo fa Tor
Kngland's nonliability (?) for the escape of
the Alabama, because she desires to hold
the United States resposible for the escape
of the Cuban privateers and and the pro
tection given to tie Hornet and Florida.
This whole subject will be ventilated in
Ihe House in a few days, when Ihe Ala
bama claims will come up for discussion.
Nkw Yor.K. Dec. 1(1. The excitment.
is great around the City Hall and among
local politicians over the action of the
G rand Jury and arrest of Tweed. It is
understood that indiclim nf hnve ben
found against twenty or more persons,
among whom, it is said, are men not here
tofore known as being connected with
frauds and ballot box stuffing. Itisstaied
that two indictments were found against
Thomas C. Fields and one or more against
other parties connected with the City
Park management, It has also leaked out
that James M. Sweny has been indicted
for felony, and that proofs against him are
stronger than against Tweed. An indict
metit is said to be found against one notor
ious fellow who voted GOO repeaters at the
last election. A well known Police Judge
has also been indicted for his connection
with the ballot-box stuffing.
Tweed was brought belore Judge Bar
nard on a writ of habeas corpus, end ad
mitted to bail in the sum of five thousand
Why 11k Accepted. A Washington
dispatch to the Evening Post says: "Mr.
Schenck's personal friends are defiant.
One of the most prominent of them open
ly declares that if any inquiry is sent to
him on the subject of his connection with
the Emma Mine he will answer that it is
none of the business of the Government.
Members of the same clique say that
Gen. Schcnck only accepted office for a
short time, to pay bis expenses to and in
London, while he should negociale the
sale of this mine, and in order that the
position of Ambassador might aid him
selling it ; that when the Government in
quires about it, he will lesign at once,
pocket his profits, and return, to specu
late in something else.
Editorial Coxvkxtio.v. The Herald
last week suggested the propriety of hold
ing a convention of the Democratic edit
ors of this State, at Portland, on the 8th
of January. We are decidedly in favor of
such a convention, and hope all the Dem
ocratic editors in the State will heartily
respond to the suggestion.
Paying" off the Debt-
On the 21st of July, 18C8, says the Pa
triot, Mr. Boutwell stated, in the House of
Representatives that the debt had been
reduced, between April, 18C5. and Janu
ary, 18G8. one thousand and sixty-six mil
lions ol dollars. According to the pub
lic debt statement, it has been further reduced-
according J to Secretary ol the
Treasury, of over $1,319,000,000 in the
last six years.
On the 30th of June, 180", the total
Deduct from this the
reduction stated by
the Secretary of the
And the total debt
should now be $1,330,808,057 7G
But, according to the public debt state
ment of the first inslant, it is $2,3(ii,051,
S42 81, a discrepancy of over a thousand
millions of dollars precisely $1,030,153.
785 05 !
These are figures of the Treasury De
partment, and the statements of its chief;
it is not for tts reccTcile and explain
them. They are matter of record, and
we call upon the supporters of the Ad
minissration to attempt their denial or re
futation. We can show book and page
where they can be found of record, placed
there by the Secretary of the Treasury
and we challenge contradiction.
The march of scandal is becoming im
pressive", and its aim singularly precise
and accurate. Not content with random
firing and throwing shells, without a dis
tinct object, the isharpshooters are actu
ally aiming at and bitting l'e buttons of
their adversaries. A leading New York
journal, whose editor, it is no offence to
s.iy, once stood high on Republican can
on, and held distinguished official
porilion under the lamented Lincoln, has
unearthed a new scandal about our Chief
Magistrate. On the records of Conk
county, Illinois, is a deed from Joseph 11.
Jones and !;iizabeth. his wife, to one
Ulysses S. Grant, of the city of Washing
ton and District of Columbia. It is dated
2 Kb .May, 18GU, and conveys twenty acres
and an undivided interest in seventy-six
acres of land. The consideration is one
dollar, and there is a recital, though no
record, that the grantor was a trustee of
some sort. The value of the land n not
slated. Rut Mr. Jones, the grantor, was
snon after, or about that time, appointed
bv Genern'l Grant, Minister to Relgium,
where, if we mistake not, he now is!
The Entkki-kisi-: sails in after one of
our most pretentious doctors. What's
the matter. Tony ? Orcgtmion.
Because he is a born quack, and we de
sire to keep the public from being im
posed upon. Even his offer" to advertise
in our columns had no effect on us. We
know of a young lady friend be has
brought to death '3 door, and who he
agreed to 'cure" for sixty dollars. The
m iney w as paid bin and she, w ith others,
have ever since suffered from his mal
practice. That's what's the matter.
Ges. JosKi'ii Lam:. On yesf ?d;iy. says
the Jylaindealer. this eminent soldier,
patriot and statesman reached the ripe
age of three score and ten, and we are
happy to ff'afe that he is in the enjoyment
of good health, physically and mentally.
Although retired from political life, he
lias lost none of bis interest in his coun
tiy'a welfare, and his friends enjoy no
greater pleasure than to listen to the con
versation of his leisure hours, in his
mountain home. It is in vain we regret
that ihe race of hoii st. upright statesmen
to which he belonged is passing away,
we can only hope that he may be pre
served (o us for vel many years.
Attohvkv Gknkkat.. Ex-Senator Wil
liams' has been appointed Attorney Gen
eral in place of Akerman. resigned. We
are glad lhat lie has been provided for.
and that 1 lie people of Oregon are rid of
him for the present. He is a great im
provement on Akerman and we hope, for
the repnfalion of our Stale, that he m iv
prove hiin.vdf worthy of Ihe high po.Mtion
to which be has been appointed.
CofxTV Committee. We are requested
to invite the members of the Democratic
County Committee to meet in this city, on
Saturday, December :50th. 171. There is
... . . .
!ome important business to be tranacfcd
by the committee, and a full attendance fs
"' , , r
Jrsr so. "ie stifed Inst week that Gw.
II. Williams would either buys sent in
the Cabinet or in the Senate. He had
completed his puiehae before the paper
had gone to press. It wa probably the
Moxicinsfddlewhir.il did. the thing for
him and fixed him."'
Ciii'.ekv. The Oregonian after deferd
ing Sam May as long as it was possible,
an 1 denying that he was a defaulter to
the Stite, now has the brazen impudence
to declare that it was the power wjiich
forced the officials to examine into the
Why, it is hardly two months
since yon denied that Sam May was a de
faulter to the Stale for any sum.
Democrats in" Con-okhs.s. The Demo
cratic members of Congress evidently do
not regard the late Insane Departure on
the part of certain Democrats, so-called,
with any degree of favor. An informal
interchange of opinion, says a Washing
ton special, on the course to be taken
with regard to the next Presidency, shows
great unanimity in opposition to undue
hitste. or to any steps that look like a sur
render of the Democratic organization in
to the hands of anti-Grant Radicals.
A Poio corresponded writing to the
Albany Democrat says : The contested
election cases were beiween T. J. Thorpe
and T.P. Goodman, for the mayorship, in
which Goodman won. and was declared
by one majority. Th contest between
Peter Smith and Daniel Gaby was decided
in favor of the latter. J L. Miller, who
contested the election of R. ii. Head for
Recorder, although defeated by six votes,
was granted the certificate, on the eround
that Mr. Head was not a qualified AOter
of the State, though he swore to a resi
dence in Portland ever since lf.8, until
October last, when he removed to Scio.
State Central Committee. As will be
seen at the head of our columns the Chair
man of the Democratic Central Committee
has issued a call for a meeting of lhat body
to be held at Portland. January 8, 1S72,
The Chairman desires every member of
that body present in person.
" The five indiefmna ,.
were found by a Jufy ecrtipowd of J
Radicals and two Democrats T
dence. was too plain for them te r... ( vi"
the thing. 10 Sl t arona.t
Listed. The appointment of Geo ir
Williams to the office of Attorney r
oat (,f ,i
i.auieai party in Oregon
Tvrites from Connecticut (a
tlt "free love" ii, , T
doctrine for a frcsb llvni?.JL
i ' -T uau or
woman, but fur a person who
fill worn out by lim-,1 ,P..l. i
amount to n'mcli. A
vif'. slio tliinl.-c 1.1 . i-, . 1
y u muu i jiku her
busbaml to indulge iii the lvmlrv
"Old Betsy" is alible ' oS
Oregon City Prices Current;
The following are the prices raid f,.
produce, and the nrie. i,;i.
tides are selling, in this ma'-ket j-WIlHAT-White.-ft
bushel. $1 25
OATS 'I bushel. 75 cts.
POTATOES- bushel. $1 00 c
onions bushel, $i mr 51 :,o.-
riOlJR"j- bbl. 7 Ou.o ;,o.
!L,. .--n hite. ? lh id cu
'' V 1
es. a' ir., :.(,.(; c,,.
I eachf-s. ft., ir.jcj J;ms, jj ,-f .
jru ci.; murrains. ID.. 1(1(20 cH
fHITTEIi "r? !b.. X.Oc't-.
IXJGS "pi dozen. 50 els.
CHICKENS dozen. S3.
SUGAR Crushed, ., 20 cb ; W-Ulv
t lb.. 10(12 cts.; N. O'.. t.. i-t '
ohm i-rancisco renneii, f it . 103 cts.
TKA Young Hyson. lb.. 1 :,( r j
parr. tH ir,., yoc(W)?l 25 : Rlack.
COFFEi: r Fx. 23(77,25 cts.
SALT c lb., lK-i ct!.
SYRUP Heavy Golden, gall
Ls. Heavy Golden, "j-l gall., f 25
r.ACOX Hams. lb.. H cts
, SI tin;
14 ct. jl lb.; shoulders. cts.
LARD v lb., M cts.'
OIL Devoe's Kerosene. r call. ?
i.inseea on. raw. r call., s
I.inwiV oil. boiled. ' irall.. $1 51
Wool--p lb.. -55 ct.
P. KEF On foot, 7 (7.8 cts. 'j K
POUK On foot. 7fr8ets. y i,.
SHEEP Per headf2 0(l(W -J
HIDES Green, "r lb.. 5c. : Drv "-if
12 eU ; Salted. 8c ' ' '
Tlie tire:it I'ittori.il Anuuiil.
Ilostetter's United Whites Almanac fr
for distribution, grctU, tiirnuboist
the UnUed State, and all civilize.l romitrif.
nf t!w Wc.tirii It fMniii .tipvr. will t... . ..1 v ,
v. " w " v... ...... ,mii W 1 UiVir
ed anout tlte first of January, in fTKmlu'
U em; sin, French, Norwegian, A'eKh, wc,i
ish, Holland, Bohemian and Spanish Ja).
guges, and all who wish to mult-rsium! tlit
true philosophy of health shunhf read ami
ponder tin- valuable' suggest 'oris it contain,
In -addition to an admiraMe m rfic.tl t resit it
on the causes, prevention and cure of a jrn-jt
variety of diseases, it cnihraces a l,ir,?
amount of information interesting to t!;e
merchant, t.he mcchnnic,- the miner, the
farmer, the p'ante", an 1 professional nm ?
j and the calculations hare heen nisi? fT
j such li.eiidians and latitudes as are iir'.
j suitabte for a correct and comprehend"-'
The nature, uses, and extraordinary sani
tary, effects of Jlostetter's toii:ae!i i:lt-r.-tlie
.staple tonic unci alterative of more thai
half the Chii-tiau world, are fuly set te!i
in its panes, which are also intei'cr-d witlr
pictoiiui illustrations, valuable recipes lr
the household and farm, humorous aii't-
lotes, original and selected. Amount'.?
,,tni:i's lo it,r,f:r I'illi ll,,1 nnpriiti" tsl
year, this will be one of'thenx st ti.ei"ul, ai.it
may be had 'fur Ihe a'ihtg. The tnoprieturiv
.Messrs. Hostel tor & Smith, l':t!suurj;'.i, i'..
011 receipt ot a two cent stamp, w II Innvjni
a copy by mail to av person who cai;:,"t
jroeui e one in bis ueigbbtu Imo.l. Tlie I) t
teis are ?o!d'm every cits-, town aud villa:?,
and are extensively set- t.iroi! hout the ca-'
tire civilized world.
Jrty Years Excellence have t,
tlie virtues of I'r.-ll'lxtarn llu'saui )' !i "'
Ch-srry, and theiesult is that it is the f--remedy
extant for pulmonary and lung 3:?
eses; embracing the wh-de ran-e tnuiu
slight cold to a settled consumption. Vert
it not for its writ., it would Ion;: sinef lue
"died, and made no mujii." dec-w4
REAL ESTATE DEALER
OlUcc, No. Ot Front .SI reef.
VOKTLANI), - - - OKEliON.
HEAT- ESTATE in this ( ITVari
KASr I'tlllTh.WI). in the most (hsua' f
i localities, consisting of LOTS, I1AI.I'
V.VV. . ' uul
IMI'ROVEf) FARMS,' and Talnabjf
uncnuivaien tj.u?, locaieu 111
1 v llje fATE for s LE
i "nd Uirouiihotit the STATES and ThKR;
! T0UIKS vith reat ,.are anJ ontl.eim
i ADVANTAGEOUS TEI1.MS-
HOUSE nnd STOKES LEASJ.
J LOANS NEGOTIATED, and CLAIMS''
i ali, iMtmrnuAh I'Moiriu t.-
LIXTED. And a General FINANCIAL an;
AGENCY" BUSINESS transacted.
AGENTS of this OFFICE in $t!.?
CITIES and TOWNS in the STATE.
ceive descriptions of FA KM FKOl'hiij;
andforward the same to the above aJdre,.
Feb. 3, 1871.
Fresh Garden. Flower, Tiec suid &"h;
! Evergreen, Fruit and Herb Seeds, I'reji
bv MaiL A complete and juiJicmus
nient. 25 sorts of either class 1 ." j"e
Six class.es (L'. packets) for "" f ,
an immense stock f one vear grafted1 tnt
Trees, Sm ill Fruits, Fruit Stocks,
Fruit, Ornamental and Evergreen "Vl
i..iK. i.,... V,.,r W,..isn and loiuu
Plants, Ac., Ac, the most complete for,;C
ment in America. " Prepaid by mail, l r '
Catalogues to anv address, also iru u
gr..tis. Suds on Commission, AW1
wanted. . .
P.. M. Watson, Old Colony Nurseries an
Seed Warehouse, Plymouth, .M;.-
1 ; 1 -1 -loi.i aov. lot".
Oroii I.ol So. 3, I. O. of O- F
..- Meets every inm-j
iggjpSl in- at 7 o'clock, in Odd clk
"AwS"" Hall, Main s ect.
Members of the Order are invited t.f"
By order. ;
N O T A R V r UBLIC , EN TEK 1'IUSE Of F
Oregon City Jan;5l3:lt -
B A M D A
Chmery d lW
Milt supplies. Add,eSitRv& t
112 Calif, rnia St. Sa i CI1