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CUf-IClAL PATER FO CLACKAMAS COl'NTY.
Feb. 9. 1372.
The Itadical Party-
There can exist 110 reasonable
doubt in the mind of sensible peo
ple of the fact that the Radical
party is fast goiupr into disruption.
The old and able Republicans who
originally gave the party respecta
bility and standing, are forsaking
the corrupt and dishonest leaders
in a manner which is bringing fear
and alarm to the office holders and
plunderers of the people's liberties
and wealth. Taking into consid
eration the action of the Adminis
tration during the past ten years,
and no person will wander at such
desertions. After a period of seven
years of peace, we find a state of
anarchy existing in the portion of
country which is under the control
of the Administration, and which
is being kept under subjection by
iorce of the bayonet ; the country
is impoveiished by taxation ; the
poor are made to bear the burdens
of the Government; the public
lands have been squandered and
given away to rich monopolies, and
its energies have been directed to
make the rich richer and the poor
poorer. At no time in the history
of government has there been such
high-handed corruption as is now
practiced, and all its energies are
directed to the creation of an aris
tocracy and the destruction of our
republican form of government.
The only object of the Radical
party is plunder, and for this pur
pose the whole machinery of the
Government is used. "What a con
trast there is. to that when the ad
ministration of the Government
was in the hands of the Democ
racy. Under it the rights of the
people and the several States were
protected, and they saw the work
ings of the administration in every
department ; a strict accountabili
ty was demanded of every officer
of the Government from the heads
of the departmonts down to the
lowest subordinates, and fraud and
peculations were seldom, but when
some dishonest person got into
power, he was promptly removed
and brought to account. Rut un
der Radical rule all is .confusion ;
there is no accountability by its of
o iicials in places of trust, and under
cover of this confusion, created for
tlys purpose,, the Radicals rob the
people- with a strength and earnest
ness which put to blush any little
peculations which may have been
indulged in under Democratic rule.
There is nothing more needed to
F-- "ei louenness ot the
xtau.uiu; pauy man me way m
winch it seeks to retain power. Its
every nerve is exerted to hold on
to the power which thev have so
outrageously abused. Every Fetl
cral official is made to contribute
to its corruption iuml to carry elec
tions, and when secured they rob
the people ten-rbld to repay for the
amount thus used. The ablest and
best statesmen of the Kepublican
party see that those who are in
power are using that power for
their own mercenary ends, and that
instead of the Government beiti-r
y.n- the benefit of the people, it is
used as au instrument to rob them
by as corrupt a set of scoundrels as
Vver disgraced a nation, hence they
are leaving it by the hundreds, and
there is nothing more sure than a
complete disruption of the Uadical
party. Honest men will no longer
train in its ranks, and when the
next IVesidcnti.1l election takes
place, it will be shown that the
Administration has nothing left to
support it but the carpet-barbers,
thieves and Federal offlce-hofders.
Needs Tinders andin
In accordance with a law passed
by Congress, our next Congress
man must be elected bv ballot.
Our present election laws do not
provide for the ballot box system
O of votiog, :uui unless this question
is fairly understood, the matter
may get into a general confusion.
It is best for Democrats to be gov
erned by the law of Congress, and
the County Commissioners provide
ballot boxes. Should (of whieh
there is no doubt) the Democratic
nominee be elected under our State
laws, the Kadieals in Congress will
refuse him his seat. We hope this
matter will be acted upon in the
State Conventions so that a mutual
understanding is had thronrrhout
the State. -
Why should lb Democratic candidal
for Governor in New Hampshire hare an
easy victory at this eletion ? Pec-use Ip
pppooent is only one Straw-
v.; ij - I -
We have received letters Jfrnm Oregon
City which assert that men are being "ool
onized" on the works there for the purpose
or carrying the county for the Democrats.
One of these letters, dated Feb. 1st, says:
Two or three men yesterday returned
from over the river who stated that the
Boss to whom they applied for labor, ask
ed them first if they were Democrats, to
which they replied in the negative, when
they were informed that they were not
wanted, as he was instructed to e
only those who would vote the Democratic
rvt r r cr
ticket. Peing Republicans, they refused
1 he above is from the OiX-fJOulan
of the 3d inst. We have made
,;(.;1 ,:,.,. . r , i
. 'ilium ,m ifu.uas iu uiu
mini 01 me statements maie by
this correspondent, and are inform
that the whole thing is false. A
man's political sentiments are not
mo.h, o ,,f 4 4. 1 1
maue atest to get employment and
. 0 1
the person who wrote the above let-
ter cannot show a man whose poli-
ties have ever been asked by those
in charge of the work. This thing
of making a man surrender his hon
est sentiments because he is poor
and has to labor for a living, is
purely a Radical invention and the
Democracy do not propose to take
up the infamous example inaugura
ted by the Radicals years ago, and
which was so openly and shame
fully carried on in this county in
1870 ? Do the' not know that it
is to this system of proscription
which was practiced on the rail
road hands to which they owe their
success in 1S70 ? Did they not
make every man surrender his sa
cred right before the Radical man
agers would give them work on the
custom house at Portland, the mint
at the Dalles, and custom house at
Astoria? Their shameful course
two years ago is still fresh in the
memory of all. Democrats never
take advantage of a man because
he has to labor. They concede to
every man the right to act as his
conscience dictates. This cry that
"Democrats are colonizing" is 1111
doubted ly gotten up by some one
who wants a job to import Radical
votes, being too lazzy to work for
a living. We venture the state
ment that even this informant can
obtain work if he has energy suffi
cient to go to work. Clackamas
county is Democratic and needs no
imports. The people have had
enough of Radical rule.
While the Oregon City Enterprise is en
larging on the -'Rascalities of Radic ilism.'
will it be good enough, to take time to
explain what is the inat.er with the irre
ducible school fund of Clackamas couniy?
The present Treasurer of that county and
his immediate predecessor are both Dem
ocrats, and the people of Clackamas are
reported to be anxious for an inquiry into
some l:t le transactions in iheir official ca
reer. It is thought the "irreducible school
fund" is wrongly named, since experience
shows that it can be reduced with little
difficulty . Oregon Ian. .
Well, that is refreshing. Why
did not that virtuous and honest
sheet tell us where the fund had
been "reduced ?' We learn that
all the money in this county that is
oan,a is nmpy SQCUVQ and tjiat
tbe fund is i
i m no danger whatever
of being "reduced" unless the peo
ple are so foolish as to elect a Uad
ical County Treasurer next June.
The Oregonian speaks about " lit
tle transaction:." We presume it
has been misinformed again, and
in place of meaning the two rren
tlemen referred to, it means the
County Court, whieh sometime ago
borrowed, or rather transferred the
general school fund into the gener
al county fund, and used it to pay
some favored Radical. The Coun
ty Court is Uadical, and they have
the authority to examine into the
transactions of the Treasurer. It
is probably sufficient guarantee to
state that the last report made by
the Commissioners states that 3Ir.
oatiarrau s accounts were all
TllK "Dka!"" P..
i Atirv. the Radicals are
constantly reiterating the announcement,
says ihe Detroit Union that the Demo
cratic party is dead. Now is it not a
striking commentary on this assertion to
hear these same Radicals constantly ex
cusing themselves for dt-siiing the renom
iiiation of Grant by claiming that he is
Ihe only m -.n of their paity who nan be
1 .1 1 'T- 1
-' -nu3 traut is
the only man who can be elected, and he
only because of his patronage and his
etieu. i tie case s ands i on r:,.,,..
power. .nd vet ihe... i'.
body to light but a defunct on-oni ui ni
a dead party. What must the condition
ol a party be which is reduced lo sueh an
extremity in selecting a standard-bearer
tor a campaign against a party that has
see it shir,.,! !,.-, n '
William Thompson has sold the Plain.
io omer parties and r,
fcaiem. Mr. Thompson L
ms made ihe
- ""'.utw. a goou paper, and we trust
that his successors will maintain the Lieh
standing it has attained. We wi-h Mr
iuompst n too best of prosperity
v in what-
ever business he unv
engiire. He .
iu luceu ins trade wuh us
and we kiwi,.. I
huu to be a true he-ir-.i i
el "flO3 young
man. May success attend hiin.
Raiucal CoNvtxnox.-The Radical
b.ate Convemion is to be neld at Port-
..u, on ..eoaesdav. M.rph 9f1tll
Lomm.ttee recommend thatth
DC Held March 2d and r.r.
y convention j
ctiaiuag county is entitled
delegates. The total m.mW r I
i j is 20 .- - j
Fori long pei if d. says the Examiner.
our people have been increasing the lux
urious manner of their living. It has led
to classes spending all their means, if not
going beyond them aid the slightest in
cident has left them unprepared to meet
adverse circumstances. With many, life
brilliant and gay. has only been guilded
poverty. The ill effects of such extrava-
i ;ulce bt'on severely felt in private so-
I ciety. The love of dressing has ruled
j famjies. The twin demons of domestic
happiness love of dress and love of
I drink have strewed in society moral and
I physical wrecks of man and woman kind.
1 , ,. , , , ,. , . .
Public hie felt the blighting influence
the change that has occurred in our mi-. li
ners and customs. The simple manners of
the past, the severe rectitude of conduct
' wu5ch prevented the approach of eorrup-
tionists. 110 longer exists. Officials expect
, r . . '
presents from their subordinates, and thej'
pi.rgPClll0 ti,oir t.niplojL.s for testimonials
for their superiors.
poor and honest man cannot afford to
accept a prominent position with its pres
ent salary a id live like his predecessors
or those filling equal stations. 1 1; wili
come out of office as poor as when he went
in. But there are those who would come
out richer, and so concealed are their
tracks that their Midden afilu"iice, if it ex
cite wonder, leaves the astonishment
greater as to how they acquired it. Ac.
cepting presents, for they ate called so, is
one method by which this enrich men t is
effected. Diamonds possess great value in
a small form. A thousand dollars in silver
or even in gold would be a bulky gift to
bestow upon a public officer, but diamond
ear-rings, brooches or rings will be very
acceptable to their wives, who by their
display can easily excite the envy of their
poorer sisters. The love of dress among
our women is the frightful demoralizer of
the great body of men holding office.
Look at Washington society. It is notori
ous that many members of Congress and
Senators went there so poor that they
could hardly carry with them a proper
outfit. Look now at their splendid man
sions, their carriages, the costumes of their
wives, and nsk does senatorial pay'enable
ihem to make such lavish expenditure.
Lift your eyes above the Senate and you
will see the same spirit exis;ing in "the
head of the Government. It is notorious
that the Chief Magistrate of the nation
takes presents. This is a grievous wrong,
it belittles the high office, and gives tho.e
making such gifis the right of approaching
the recipient. It is only done lor that pur
pose, and is neither more nor less ihan a
purchase, by making a present, of thje
right to a familiarity, which is ratified, if
the gift is accepted. . Tlie public, disap
prove the tendency that the bestowal of
gifts to pliant pubi c officers indicates. It
is born of sycophancy, and its wide-spread
existence shows the decline of personal
indep nietice and honesty.
We can mark tiie contrast of the present
with the past by comparing our Chief
.Magistrates. Washington. Jefferson and
Madison, the triumvirs of American In le
pendence and self government, did not
increase their wealth beyond tb residue
ol their salaries during their respective
eight years' service. Nor did the fierce
contention of partisan strife find aught
to say against the becoming dignity of 'the
elder and the younger Adams they were
not present-takers. Their friendly feel
ings were not acquired by the tender of
costly gifts. Later in our history we Had
Jackson returning to his Tennessee home
with so little lelL owing to his generous
n ature, that until his death lie was in very
straitened circumstances. Similar remarks
may be made of Polk and Pierce.
Xo Piesident of the Coiled Slates ever
left the position enriched timing his in
cumbency. None became noted as the
receivers of gilts from office-seekers or
office-holders. Andrew Johnson retired
from Ihe high position he filled unassdla-
i:i I'.tt nr. .1.. 1-1 -1. ..!,... H .1
iealismsongiA to' impeach him. ihe' ,nlbe-
eomimr eusTom of t.l in, x' lt
maue against nun
clear on that point,
. . i
record was too
President Grant, will
leave office m a manner far different from
any of his illustrous predecessors. He
will doubtless rank as one of ihe million
aires of the nation. The fact that he has
become so wealth', and to a great extent
ly present-taking while in position, may
satisfy the nation that one term is enough
for him. "
Pua Too Soo.v. The New York Vt'orhl
thinks the death of Lieutenant-Governor
Dunn, of Louisiana, rules from the course
one prominent aspirant for the Republican
" ice Presidential nomination in 1872. and
adds that "there are reasons for thinking
the leaders of that parly mean to give
some black the second place upon their
ticket, and Dunn was about the most avail
able specimen they could have found. Ho
win a Southern negro, and hence not
amenable to the charge of carpet baggism,
as so many sable dignitaries in the recon
structed hierarchies are."
Jokdax AcQfirrt;:). General Thomas
Jordan, formerly United States Quarter
master at Fort Dalles, ex-Confederate, and
la!e Cuban Patiiot leader, has boon ac
quitted in Xew Xotk. Ihe World say?: '
General Jordan the Cuban leader, who
was indicted before the Grand Jury for
violating the Neutrality iaws, was hon
orably discharged yesterday by Judge
Pcnedict. of the United States Circuit
Conn. Judge Benedict recommended
that the ficts be sent to Washington, with
it view to ascertain if the Spaui.,h authori
ties had any ih'mg to do with the conspira
cy against General Jordan.
The enste m-hottse. in Pot tlar.d. has al
ready cost, inclusive of the site, 111-
The above is going the rounds of the
press. This amount has scarcely com
pleted the basement of the : tructure. We
apprehend that a little investigation
would show a -fat job' in some Radical's
hands. At the above rate, it will cost' a
million dollars to. complete the building.
Ratiiku SKXStTiv-K.-If you wish to irritate
the nerves of the Oreijrrilan just snv a
word against niggers or Chinamen. He
goes oil' in a terrible convulsion inimed
ir.teJy. He can't bear to have anything
said, against his fellow-citizens. You can
abuse other foreigners as much as you
wi.-.hor poor -white trash.' but the n"g
ger and John are under his speei al pro
st So. All exchange hits the nail on
the head in this style : - The idea of rt
forming the Grant administration, by hav
ing investigating committers and civil
service reform, is simntv nrrnsi,iTn
The only way to reform it is to remove
I5S Grant and his whole crowd, and put
men in their places who will have, some
regard for. decency, honesty and
I are of the nation.
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We might occupy columns, says an ex
change, even fill volumes, with comments
on the above theme, and yet not do the
object full justice. Hie name of kadi-
ca! is a correct indication of the character
of those designated by it. It is the proper
title of a party of extremists, composed
of men whose minds, perverted from
healthy channels of thought by errant
fancies on ihe subjects of civil govern
ment and social economy, have become
depraved by an intense bigotry until
they are willing to resort to the most ne
farious means to consummate their cher
ished purposes. Had there never been a
Radical partv in the United States a civil
war would not have occurred with ail its
train of horrors, and our country, to-day.
would have been the same rich, prosper
ous, free and glorious confederation ol
States that it was previous to the "Great
Rebellion' Disastrously for the people
of the Southern States, they were, unfoi"
Innately, too sensitive on the question of
their rights of local sovereignty ; and
long before there was real need for such
a course they boldly asserted their in
dependence of the central authority. The
Uadical party, at 'that juncture scarcely
crystalized into permanent shape, at once
perceived the error of the men of the
South and took instant advantage of it.
Under the pretext of "loy alt v ' to Ihe
old Union, and under cover of the name
ot -Republican.' the true meaning of
which is as foreign to the Radical con
struction of it as day is to night, the old,
original Abolitionists succeeded in secur
ing the support of a large majority of
Northern men in their war upon the
South, and their consequent control of
the Federal Government, lor the last ten
or twelve years. Put the Radical defini
tions of the words loyalty'' and "repub
lican'' are rapidly lo.-iug their significance.
The mas-os of the people are awakening
from their long lethargy and unreasoning
stupor ; and there is now reason to hope
that this year will witness the overthrow
and dispersion of the vile plunderers.
The Radical party, wiihout stint or
scruple, robs ties public treasury,
and tramples upon the constitutional
rights of the people. In the South. peace
able citizens are hunted down like boasts
of prey, captured and incarcerated in
loathsome prisons, there to die without
trial, or if tried, it is sham justice ; their
cases .being adjudicated by tribunals in
which they are prejudged. If ihe Consti
tution warrairs such procedure, then we j
ate living under the operations of a fun-
damental law which renders the whole j
system nothing more or less tlr n an in- !
famous mockery of free republican gov- j
ernmeuU If this, Radical rule, or ra'ther j
iii.Muie, i not speedily Situ verted we may
Old, ere the lapse of many years, a long
farewell to constitutional treedom.
' The Passive Policy-
In the St. L mis Times Hon. J.5. Phelps,
who frequently repsentod the -southwestern
portion ot Missouri in Congress, gives
his views to the public. He believes w
can carry the coming Piesideutial election
by making a bold and manly tight. To
sncceeed we must select standard-bearers
who are dis'inguished for honesty, capaci
ty and attachment to principles. The
more the political situation is studied the
better appear the prospects of the Democ
racy again directing ihe government. We
give the letter :
I have opposed the "Pas-ive Policy"'
from the out.et. It is an ahaiulonn.eat of
principle and. wi.l be destructive to ihe
organization of the Democratic party.
What can be gained by those who be
lieve in a st rict construction of the Con
stiulioii. wlio have opposed a centi aliz. 1
lion of power in Ihe Government f Ihe
United States, who have resisW d the at
rights of tl
who Inive opposed ihe trial of cb-
military commission, who 1
the (iennvaiion ol ihe citizen of !
"'' U,ial U i,l,M-on j
'jl 'l ie support ol
men wmm r :ive 101
1)1 us relent ie.ssly on
There is no liberal
all those questions
party in uns .s;v,ie.
'.V lialever there was of va'ue in thelibe
al movement in Missouri in 187:1.
rived from the principles of I he e:no- ;
uaui; mi,). liieuuiyot Hie nomocracy
is to prepare for the coming contest.
General Grant is not the leader o! his
party, lie adopts whatever po!i?y the
pat ty loaders ili.-'a e, and finding him
ready to he governed, they des.ro his re
nomination. Let the Democratic parly
then re assert ils standard principles, de
clare their aeipiio: come in the Constitu
tional Amen, inients, resolve in Uvor of
Revenue tariff and taxes. Upon such a
platform with gentlemen. ;is standard
bearers, distingui.-hed for honesty, capaci
ty and attachment to principle. Who will
never contrive at schemes of fraud. 1 be
lieve we shall succeed beyond a doubt in
the coining Presidential election. The
true men of the country are not wedded
to any conupt parlisanism. and will unite
with us to introduce economy in public
expenditures and put an tnd to tyrannv
and malversation. "
A Mkax PiticsroKxr. The New York
Sun. a Radical paper, but one tU.U states
what it thinks about the President's mean
ness in different things, says: -One of the
repulsive features of President. Gram's
more recent career is his pecuniary mean
ness. He not only takes presents and in
creases his large fortune in that manner,
but le is very moan. Here, for instance,
his son, .who has just been educated at
West Point at the public cost, and who
holds a commission as an officer of the ar
my. First the young man h id a leave of
absence to go into the service of a rail
road company, drawing his pay as art offi
cer and his salary as an engineer at the
same time. Now he has gone to V, iropo;
but his father does not pay (lie bills, as
other men do when their sons
abroad. The traveling expense
voting man is payed by the people of the
United States, lie is ordered for sham
duty in 1'urope. and this suffices to secure
full pay lor him. just as though ho was
really in service lien? at home. This is
not only an offensive nmceeding. because
it is bestowing a special favor upon the
President and his sou at the expense of
the people, but it is also exceedingly mean.
In lact it amounts to obtaining money un
der false pretense, find lo taking what be
longs to. other people.'
A dispatch from San Francisco under
date of the 2d inst.. says-:
A mum itamcd Ilewafon. ftom IVirtland,
whose leg was amputated there some tune
since, is in St.. Mary's Hospital, under the
care of Lr. Murphy, having cat his throat
from car to i;tr, severing the. wind pipe,
and has repeatedly torn the switches and
pins out of the opening ot the wound.
He has been kept alive some time by
pumping lood into his stomach. He re
fused to swallow any thing and it was
neccessarv to confine him in a straight- ueaiers, ana are ot the opinion that the
jacket. He is now pane again sxad con- j attempt to p.oion was made for the pnr
valoscent. The cae is a most remarkable ! P-" of" robbing them of a laro-e sum of
en". ' ' umiey wLiclitbcy hail about their pcrsous.
Wheat is quoted at $1 at Salem.
The Salem Directory for 1872 is out nn,i
; ready for delivery.
A Mrs. Brady of Portland, broke her
arm last Saturday.
Wheat has declined at Albany to 90 cts.
Hay is brought from Mouticello to Port
laud and sold at 520.
Several new building are being erected
Number of school children at Salem.
The Oiegonlan commenced its twelfth
year on the oth iust.
New postoffice opened at Fair Grounds
near Salem ; William Laughead, P. M.
The Home Guards of Washington coun
ty have surrendered up their arm.
We see it stated that J. li. Upton is socn
to start a paper at Lafayette.
J. F. Morgan died very suddenly at
Portland last Tuesday.
The Washington Guard, at Portland, :uf
to have a ball 011 the 22d inst.
Odoneal. Indian Agent, will take up his
residence east of the mountains.
Mr. II. II. Northmp of Portland, has
been appointed a Notary Public.
A man named Merchant was arrested at
Salem -and put in jail tor slander.
Abe llackleman has been elected Presi
dent of the Linn County Agricultural
The Hibernian Society of Portland are
making arrangements to celebrate Sr.
R. 11 Morris, of Polk county, had his
lower j.iw fractured by a horse striking
John IJurnott, of Corvallis. addressed
the Democratic club at Albany last Satur
The Messenger office tit Monmouth came
very near being destroyed by lire last
William McDonald was arrested at
Portland for highway robbery la.-t Men
The State tax due from Multnomah
county was paid last week. It amounted
It is estimifed that the expense of the
city of Portland, for the coming vear, will
A Mr. Sanderson, of Lane county, was
stopped on .he high road and robbed of
52(1 on the 23d tilt.
C. M. Caitwiight has sold a half infer
interest -in his warehouse at Albany to
Cvrus Westlake tor 7,000.
Geo. R. Helot adtbessed the Democracy
of Scio last week. Tbe Dtitucrai speaks
very highly of the speech.
Maj. John-on has retired from tin? City
Hotel at Corvallis, and Jo. Liggett, well
ami favorably known, has taken charge.
A fellow named IIlgiins. from Yamhill,
was "done out" of a large sum of money
at Portland by a lager beer gill.
S.ages have ceased running to Uugeue
They ouneet. with the taiiioad at Cress
well, 12 miles south of Uugene
Locomotive Roseburg got. oil" the track
last week near Eugene, ud got badly
The Slate tax of Marion county was
paid over last week. It amounted to
$2 5. 1ST CS.
On Pi Id ty evening at Corvallis, there
was a la'ii,e and en. husiast ic temperance
meeting in the M. E. Church.
Allen it Nelson's store at King's Valley.
Denton county, was dam sired by lire a few
nights ago to ihe extent ot 5-20J.
The amount of money orders issued for
the vear lt?71. at Port laud, was 121,
J. 11. Lyon. Secretary of Willamrtte
Engine Company No. 1. has been preseut-
Cl " I ed with a handsome goal-headed cant
Accounts from Willow Creek and And
hi' Valley report that stock has suffered
very little thus far.
Daniel Matheny.of Yamhill county, who
died a few days I'-go, came to Oregon in
lsl;-$, au 1 was 7J years o.d.
sous of James Levjin are in tht
jail of Douglas couu'y on a charge of
vioienliy beating their father.
It is reported that the C.trut Hers' estate
ipiestion is ;djout lo be settled between
the contending parties.1
Mr. S. J. McCcrmick will deliver the
first of a course of lectures before the
Pa titer Mathew Temperance Society Feb.
The Corvallis (7iztlte says farmers in
that region have been improving the good
weather of the past week in preparing
their ground for the spring crop.
Charles Makee. residing on .Myrtle
creek, fell dead, a lew days ago, while
building a fire. He had been 'th inking
very hard for some days before.
A drunken row took place at St. Helen's
on Sunday evening, in which a man nam
ed Slaven was slabbed and severely
wounded by one I). 15. Gable.
A son of David Lindsey, of Salem, sev
en years ol.l, ft. 11 into a mill race on Fri
day. When taken out he seemed entirely
dead, but by vigorous efforts was restored.
The ofiicers elect of the Linn County
Agricultural Society for the ensuing year
are A. Hackleiiian. President : S. Mont
gomery. Vice President; A. X. Arnold,
A cutting affray took place in Cole's
vailey. Douglas count', a lew days ago.
between N. U. Long and J. C. Apperson.
in whieh the latter was severely injured.
The provocation was that one called the
other a liar.
On the lid inst., a quantity of jewelry
and watches, and a derringer pistol, which
were stolen from the St. Charles hotel at
'Albany ihe day before, were found richtd
under "the "mill of Foster it Co. Ofiicers
are upon the track of the suspected thief.
Charles A. Montgomery, the young man
who was killed bv'falling from and being
run over by a ft eight tr.vin near Eugene
last week, had lived for several years at
McMinnville. After the fatal accident lie
spoke only once, his words being "'John
ny, wake me up." Loth logs and one arm
were cut off by the wheels.
The Pioneer Oil Company offer as spe
cial premiums on flax, seventy dolla-s on
the best ton acre, and fifty-five dollars on
the second best, to be awarded by the
State Agricultural Society at the next
Slate Fair. Tlie, Society tdso offer thirty
and twenty dollar, as first and second pre
miums, making ir. all. one hundred dollars
tor the bt-st ten acres, and seventy-five
dollars for tho second best.
The EnUr'in says : They sweeten coffee
in Montieel'.o with strychnine. A cotom
porary has it that two men from that place
came to this city yesterday with a quanti
ty of coffee grounds which they wished
analized. Tin analysis was made, and the
grounds found to contain poison enough
to kill forty men. The men are e:iiL
General News Items.
Another Chicago Alderman (Mont
gomery) has been found guilty of bribery.
The Legislature of New York will tem
porarily abolish the office of Mavor of
New ork city.
There is a probability that Stokes' tiial
oi oe put oir till ; March, and that the
ease will coim. before Judge Barnard.
VV. T. Collins, pension agent for the
Uistriet of Columbia, is discovered to be
Ji defaulter to the amount of $10(),0J;.
. .T!le ?tab in executive session, on the
oth confirmed the appointment of A. C
Oibbs as District attorney for Oregon.
There, were one hundred and nineteen
deaths for the week ending Feb. 3d; de
crease nineteen from the week previous in
A letter from St. Petersburg savs the
course of Catacazy met with the approv
al of his associates in the Foreign Office.
Secretary Flsh is severely criticized.
Ihe lies ilea t has appointed F. Mc
1 Irehish, of .San Francisco, one of the
hoard d A isitots to the West Point Mili
tary Academy for 1612.
The Secretary of War has recommend
ed that Congress make a rpocial appro
priation of $100,000 to continue the arma
ment of certain Southern forts.
A fire at Bath. Maine. 011 1st inst.. de
stroyed the Congregational church and
other property to ihe value of $2.1.000.
David Chase was killed by falling bricks.
The bridges at Chicago, across the
rivers, are nearly completed, much to th
joy of the citizens. The Clark street
bridge will be one of the first opened.
Judge Barrett, of New York, has de
cided that Judge Barnard being it cor"
porafe member of the Tammany Society,
has no je.i isiiiciion. and his injunction
against the Society is void.
The contract for griding the Notthern
Pacific Railroad from Red river to the
Missouri is let ; ti e road is to be com
pleted to the river by the first of July.
Three boys, aged 17. 11 and 11. re
spectively, recently murdered an old man
by ihe name of G. S. Dickenson, at Oro
ville. Cal.. and then robbed his store of
$1,10'). They are under arrest.
Telegrams from Mormons and Gentiles
at Salt Lake, among others many ot the
most, prominent citizens, were received
by Ihe Attorney General, condemning the
decision of Judge McKean in not admit
ting Young and the other indicted Mor
mons to b-i!. and from Federal office: s
there endorsing the Judge's decision.
A Victoria paper learns that the Amer
ican Custom authorities have been placed
in possession of information which leads
to the belief that opium in large quanti
ties has been systematically smuggled
across the border of British Columbia in
to Oregon for several years. Fort Col
ville is said to be the depot of the contra
A horrible murder near Dwight. Ill,
Jan 2oih. has come 10 light, and ihe mur
derer is arrested. The victim was A. V.
Partz.. said to be a German nobleman
the murderer was a German employee of
his. After (he murder, w hich was' com
mitted with a monkey-wrench, the assassin
buried the body in a heap of manure,
and took the horses, wagon and personal
There was a terrible accident, near
Scranton on the 1st. on Ihe Lehigh Yaliev
Railroad. As 'he Bulla U. exnress irafo
was Hearing I hut point, a rail broke, pre
cipitating Ihe train over the embankment
3 ) feet, wieckiug the cars, which were set
on fire by ihe stoves. Four passengers
were ins.aailv killed, ami lour more have
n.uue uieu. ivguu eu ol oers are more
The Congressional Committee had u
session of six hours tit New Orleans on
t'H- 2d. Several were examined, and the
evidence is very strong against the Gov
ernor and State Legislature, showing vi
olence, bribery, etc." Carr, one ol ihe
MarmottJi.es of the House, testified that
ilse Schism in Ihe Rcnnhlican tint v oi-ori.i . I
a'ed between I he Governor and Ideno-ii
j. .... I.,-.
ant Governor Dunn ; that Federal oflicials
a. ter wards M.t-d wuh Un
Vancouver is Ia ing down iron
.More seizures oT logs by land office
agents at Paget Sound.
Tho N. P. R. R. Co. have contracted for
twenty thousand ties on the Cowliiz river
at 22 j cents each.
The Quartermaster at Vancouver is
ordering a removal ol buiidings iroin the
The wife of Michael Curtin,
miles from Vancouver, fell down in a
swoon a lew days ago, and died almost iu
e are 28 inmates of the Washington or wise damaged. Great excitement pre
ry Insane Asylum at Sieilacoom. j vails.
seven of whom are females.
An Englishmen named Fowler, second
officer ot the bark Sampson, fell into the !
w ater at Port Pdukely. j h-.-et Sound, a few
days ago, and was dr wood.
The mills at Puget Sound are manu
facturing more lumber than for some
months past, and some of them are run
ning day and night.
Puyallup valley. Paget Sound, pro
duced a large Clop oi Imps last season.
This year Ihe crop will be increased one
hundred per cent.
The land disposed of at ihe Olympia
land office during last month amounted lo
12.2'Jd acres. The largest part was tken
as homesteads or preemptions.
An Olympia paper jubilates. It says:
Our long tried patience will soon be ie
warded. ' The taiii oad surveyors are hmv
busy at work oniy eight miles from
Olympia has expanded info a -ci!y of
mote than IK 000 lots and about 1.000 in
habitants. New additions are continually
being laid out, the increase of lots to the
increase of inhabitants being at the rate
of 1UJ to 1.
Monlatja is undergoing the severest
winter known since the settUment of Ihe
Territory. Snow is deep and the we-.ther
intensely cold. Wood j;, ur.xnv Localities
is -20 a cord. The snow in the moun
tain region is so deep that high water may
be looked for in the Columbia next June.
How it is ix Mississippi. In the Lerfe,
la' tire of Mis.sissipi.onco one of the proud
est, woalihiest and most intelligent States
of the Union, there-are C-fty-two negroes,
as black as Erebus. Tie Speaker of the'
House is a negro, the clerk of the House
is a negro, ami the doorkeepers, of both
ftibeni te and House are negroes all of
them of the most arrogant, filthy anf p,
norant kind. Such is what the rei-ni "of
radicalism is bringing the fairest, and'most
patriotic portion of our country to. Who
that witnesses such, a state of degred ition
can longer withold support from any pol
icy which will accomplish its eradication
IJi-tler ox IIiMSKbF. An exchange says:
"whatever opinions raay be entertained of
the character of General P. F. Bn,t!er,one
thing is certain-he is the uncompromi
lng foe of shams of every description ;
It that is so, the JJast mast be his own
Nkw Youk, Feb. 3. The names of per
sons indicted to-day are reported. Six in,
dictments have been found against Tweed'
and others against General Hugh Smiih
atid Peter B. and Jas. M. Sweeney. Ar
rests are expected soon. Unau!hen:icatel
rumors say Mayor Hall is among the in
dicted. Nkw Yoiik. Feb. 5. The Hernhl says,
editorially : - If it is -a fact that the Brit
ish representatives in Washington are in
structed to make proposals of accommo
dation and compromise of the Alabam
claim to our Government, it is and insult
to our nation. As Great Britain is liable
for the loss of our commerce and the pro
longation of our civil war, the damage
must be paid peaceably, or they will be?
Collected at the point of the bayonet."
The limes i) a: "The action of tb
British Government villbe a matter of
sui nrise to Americans."
The Tribune says: - If popular clamor
in England should compel (lie withdraw;-.!
of iheir ropresonsativo at Washingtnn.it
is not us that will be the heaviest los.-rs-by
such a course'
The M rld says: "It looks as if the
Administration had overstepped itself in,
trying to mike capital out of the contra
versey, and if the treaty is repudiit.'d tho
public verdict will be'lhat the President
and his advisors have bungled the ques
tion instead of settling it."
Tom Fields was urn-alt 1 and bailed in
the sum oT S7.000.
A no a' indictment is said to have been
f(ind against Tweed.
A special London dispatch says the
Ttmts yesterday used the following Ian
guage: "The Treaty of Washington will
become inoperative, for the reasou that it
is not based on a perfect understanding
between ihe signatory parties. It is with
the utmost reluc ance that we contemplate
the possibility that referance ot tii'u ques
tion to the arb. traiion of a Court will
come to nothing. There will remain noth
ing of the expectation thus raised of a
successful i.-?ue of the case. A satisfac
tory answer from Washington, excluding
the American claim for indirect damages
is expected. It cannot bo anticipated that
a misunderstanding thus established be
tween the United States and tu' can havu
any sequel but the abandonment of refer
ence 10 arbitration. v
Tlit: ALA IiAJI.1 QUESTIO.V.
Ni.w YoitK. Feb. o. A Hrnid Washing
ton special says thjre is great 'exeiieinent
among high officials of that city in conse
quence of our relations with" England ;
there have been constant conferences be
tween representatives of the American
Government s-.nd the English Embassy.
The situation in England, as represented
by the English Legation in Washington, is.
of ihe graves; character. The Tory party.,
although represented by Stafford North
cote in the Joint High Commission, is de
sirous or" forcing the Alabama question
upon Parliament, and to force such a votti
as would test its want of confidence in Mr.
Gladstone's ministry. The latter, in con
sequence, is seeking an amendment in ihw
Alabama case to pary the assaults of To
ries A dispatch Wiis received at Wash
ington urging the Administration to with
draw its claims for consequential damage.
'1 he President is lirm in the conviction,
that ihe case as presented by our Govern
ment shall not be amended or withdrawn.
He regards Uie Geneva Commission as ;i
Court, and feels th.tt America has a right
to go before that Court, like any other
party, and leave questions to "us decision,
11 ton- case shows any surprising features,
the hiu't will be with the E-jglish. who
permitted themselves for their own ';;iu
to become parties to acts ot war upon
the l'nited St.,ies. The President (eels
that the necessity of the English Cabinet
must noi be permitted to force his Admin
istration into l.tiSe positions.
A dispatch is received from our .Minis
ter to the eff -ct that excitement, in London
is intense, but. no recommendation arts
made by the English Minister. Mr. Thorn
ton combats ihe views of the Adminis'iH
liou as to the Geneva Commission being a
Court, and argues that it should be ra"-d
a Conference. He eoti-vuded that there
could be no peace if our case was present-
fd in t he form ol misconduct and 1-v in.
dictmerit. Seeretarv h'U il.w.a ,.. ......
" inri r i I"
low any claim can be withdrawn. If. in
ins ju.tgment, Jmt Alexander Coekburn
should withdraw, there would be no hope
of amoliora ion or settleui-nt. Mr. LV.iru
is ab, on to return to tbis country lor fur
ther ins! ructions.
te a u in . -: exp l osio x.
Cincinnati. Feb. 5. A special to the
(Vo odiW- s iys of the powder mill explos
ion: The shock wis distinctly felt at Div
ton. Urbana and Xeni.i. The Joss j i,t
ascertained. Hundreds of citizens are at
the scene of disaster and render all po.i
b!e assistonce. Search is being mad in
the ruins tor mare workmen, some of
w hom are missing. The bodies of the dead
ate shockingly mutilated and burned.
The mills wore situated some distance
apart, and the concussion was so groat as
to product' an explosion in all the rest
j Prick houses standing more than a mil-
oil" had windows blown out, and wore oth-
A TLR RIB EE MURDER.
Notiwicir. Conn.. Fob. r. . ...r.;i.i..
t j double murder and suicide were
"V ' 1 . " "Cli,t were commiU
;;,s;y."'"tl'-. Connecticut, tu-d iy.-
te.I in l.osworth. Connecticut, i
William E. Wing, in (he employ of l)r
Jonnson. killed first the Doctor"sda.,-hter
ano then his wife, afterwards cutting his
own throat. The cause of the murder
was that Miss Johnson refused to marry
him. The murderer fiit shot and stunned
the girb then treat her over (lit head wi h
h'.s gun. fracturing her skull. Ho then at
tacked the mother and beat her over tho.
IliVl. in tl ii'l ! !l r ini-,ri.. r........ . ,.!,;.-.. . 1. .. i
since died, lie also attacked a servant
girl who fled and raised the alarm.
Tnr: Ox-.t Csk. A Radical adrnm.Ktr
(:on paid S 7. 00.) 00.) for the 40 ),000 sq.mro
miles of frozen soil known as Alaska. The
noly use. remarks the New York Mrcurt,,
to which the country is put is to bring"
hundreds of thousands of dollars into tht"
pockets of that feudal monopoly, the.
A!ak i Fur Seal Company. This Company,
of course, only uses the sea?, harbors ami
islands, while the inland country remains'
unproductive as before. Why not follow"
the example of England, and use this uu-
profitable land for a National convict set-
tlement? The Government could sen''
Dr. Lander and othvr defaulting office,
holders I here. and. at the present rate of
defalcation exposure (about six a day) the,
defaulters with their families would soon
populate the country. Part f America'
aid Australia are setded in this way. "o
tieomon seera willing to emigrate t"
Alaska; but no doubt plenty of convicts -would
be ready to pitch their tents on thft
banks of the Yudson. and adopt the Es-"
J ni: Oman- Slki kagk P,iu.Tlie fol
lowing is the Woman Suffrage bill.intro-
duced by General Puller in the House of'
Representatives : "That no citizen of tliQ.
L nited States, having the qualification
proscribed by law entitling such citizens
to vote at any election in any State or
Territory, shall be in any manner hindered
or deprived of a vote at any ejection by
reason of. or on account of anv disiinc
ion of sex. Sec. 2. That tle ' provisions
of an Act entitled 'An Act to enforce the
rights of citizens of the t'oited. States of
this Union, and other, purposes approved
May 31st. 1870. appropriate to enforcing
tie provisions of this Act, are hereby
made applicable thereto."
"Greeley says, tho vegetable lie
has the greatest success in mmo-
l is the 'bcat.u