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Orsgois Sity, Oregon ,
Friday : : : Feb. 23, 1872.
Clackamas County Democratic Convention-
Th Democratic Convention for Clacka
mas county will be held ir Oregon Ci(y.
Oregon, oa Saturday v March 23, 1S72.
$or the purpose oX selecting fcveii dele
gates, to attend the State Convention; and
o place hi nomination a county ticket to
Wuppoj-ted, at the ensuing election, and
ransac.t such ether business as may come
before the Convention. The County Com
mittee recommend that the primary meet
ings be held on Saturday, March 16, 1872.
XiX the usual places of voting. The follow
ing is tie. representation to which each
precinct is entitled, in said Convention :
Qregon City 8
Cutting's, 1
Upper Molalla. ?,
Cascades 2
Lower Molalla,. . . .3
Marsh Geld- 2
Qs.v.ego 2
Milvvrtukie 2
llarqiiam's, . 4
Springwater .. .
Rock Creek,...
I Canemah
1 tialatm,.
Pleasant HilL.
Heaver Creek, .
The Next War 1
' It is an admitted fact that the
American jieojlc are always in fa
vor of " the next war." Whatev
er the pretext, ho it right or wrong,
whenever tlu) bugle is sounded,
their "souls are in arms and eaer
for the fray." Sitting where we
dox in tin's far off Northwest cor-aer-of
Uncle Sam's Domain, the
distant "rumblings" in the Eastern
horizon arc not supposed to alarm
vis any more than did the grand
e!cctncnl,displays we often watched
in childhood produced by the vivid
Vgbtninq;s in the far distant cloud
on a summer's eve. And yet who
knows that upon going to bed at
Jight Avith such calm and secure
Confidence we may not .arise in, the
morning to find the storm even at
our own doors. Should war be
declared between the United States
and threat Uritain, the Columbia
Kiver would certainly be one of
the first points on the Pacific Coast
aimed at by our enemies. And
with our present defences, one re
spectable sized gun-boat could put
a stop to at least one of lien. IIol
laday's greatest and most profit
able sources of income, unless per
chance he should join, the enemy.
B,Ut vc ditl not start out to. pre
dict what might happen in the
event of another war, (even if that
W.ar was with a foreign foe,) for it
would take a larger sheet than we
publish to tell all that would hap
pen; but that our readers might
know something of " what's the
matter," whicih is likely to. lead to
&ueh. results, we give below a short
synopsis, clipped from a near ex
change, of the claims set up by
this Government against that of
our English cousins:
The claims stated by the American
Commissioners may be classified
1. Claims for direct losses growing out
of the destruction of vessels and "their
cargoc-s by the insr.rgent cruisers.
2,. The national expenditure in pursuit
of those cruisers.
The loss of the transfer of the Amer
ican conrmercial marine to.the British flag.
4. The enhanced payments of insurance.
. The. prolongation of the war and the
addition of a 'largo sup? to the est of the
war and the suppression of the rebellion.
So far as these various losses arid- ex
penditures grew oat of the ads committed
by the several cruisers, the United States
ia entitled to ask compensation aud remu
neration. The following is the summary of the
claim for damages against Great Britain
growing out of the war, and which were
frU-e-siMitcd to Count rtclopia. the President
of the Board of Arbitration at Genevu.
by Hon. J. Bancroft Davis, on the ran of
of this Government. This list is for dived
losses, the names of the merchantmen de
stroyed are givea in the claim. 1 his is
the. summary :
iy the Alabama
$C,5-17.GO0 SC,
0.488.320 31
-100 00
18.!)C 83
9o i54 8,"
530,1)55 55
3. tit) 7. tiny -24
- " Shenandoah
'- 4 Boston
" " Sumter. ,
" Chiea manga
" Tallahassee
" Florida
" Georgia
" "Nashville
For losses for increased war
.?y the Retribution
383.1)70 50
1,120.79. 1.5
20.231 ol
5, 10 00
Sal lie
Total ..Si;,?2 1, ll"J CI
The Alabama destroyed 5S vessels ; the.
Boston. 1 ; the Chicamaii2i 3 ; the Fbri
d. 33 ; the Geonria. 5 ; the Nashville. 1 ;
the Retribution. 2 ; theSallie. 1 ; the She
nandoah. 40 ; the Sumpter. 3 ; the Talla
hassee, 17. Total vessels destroyed. 1G!.
From the above it will bo ob
served that the damage done by
the "Alabama" forms but a small
portiou of the Aggregate claimed,
although it lias appeared from the
reading of our journals that the
building and fitting out of this one
particular vessel was the head and
ftvut o.f England's offending.
In addition to the aTjoye claim
for direct damages, our Massachu
setts brethren are endeaToring to
drive a 'sharp bargain' by putting
n a claim for "consequential dam
ages." Xow, this latter claim is
what our English neighbors object
to o seriously as to make us be
lieve that if rrcs?Gd tl AvouM
sooner, go, to. war than grant. The
term '-consequential damages" is
i'W to say the W,"and if
admitted, who can tell where the
4'-con sequences' would end? Once
the door of the English Exchequer
was opened to "consequential dam
ages," we wouldn't give inuch for
what remained after our Yankee
inencts were fully satisfied. This I
claim was not mentioned in the
Washington Treaty, and Johnny
Bull objects to its being urged be
lore the Geneva Conference. Who
shall say that he is not right? At
least Ave are not exactly in favor of
plunging head-long into a war of
such magnitude upon such a flimsy
and uncertain pretext, however
much we might be supposed to be
in favor of the next war.
Then, again, is it not reasonable
to "guess" that this war talk has
more in it than simple justice to,
injured parties ? We have a strong
suspicion that a ' little blunter"
just now is highly necessary to fix
things up for the coming Presiden
tial election, and if the party in
power can only 'make believe"
that a war with England is immi
nent until after the election, why
then you see Grant's chances would
be increased to almost certainty.
But after election, if we should be
permitted to ''guess again" we
should guess that our bond holding
friends would favor a compromise,
even to the ignoring entirely all
claim for "consequential damages."
Are we far out of the mark ?
The tiiatestit'tji has more to say
about t lie litigant printing than al
most any other paper in Oregon;
and yet that institution would have
long since perished hJ not been
for the Federal patronage it re
ceives through the printing of the
laws of Congress, not only supple
ments for itself, but also forseveial
other sickly one-horse concerns in
this State and Washington Terri
tory. To the spoils belong the vic
tors, and while Democratic papers
have no word of complaint because
they receive no share of the rich
spoils of the Federal crib, Radical
papers ought to keep mum about
the small pickings from the raw
litigant bone. This litigant law is
no worse than many acts of the
Radical party when thev held the
. ., '
power in this State, wl.Uvh. we pro- J
pose to di-r up and expose before!
Come, Samuvel,
be a little
can't be j
Hereafter the IIkkai.d will pub!
-Ii a
daily market report. Xeith
money or
labor in the firture wi!
be so u'fd to ma ki-
litis a firsi-class ?if-fspaper
Feb. 22d.
lhtlly Ihrnld. !
We congratulate the JftrohJ on
the above announcement, and en
tertain no doubt that its present
manngers will do all that is prom
ised in the above short paragraph.
Its present business manager, ?dr.
A. V. Ilallock is the acknowledged
" brains" of Portland, which to
gether with the accomplished and
neat fitting style of Col. Taylor,
j its present editor, the Democracy
I may confidently anticipate a com-
piete and -thorough nailing down
of the Radical corlhi in .lulliiomah
countyr at the next June election.
Ckazy Kads. The Uads in the
Lower House of the California
Legislature passed a resolution the
other day accepting the Fourteenth
and Fifteenth Amendments. Not
content with tlc foul fraud by
which these so-called Amendments
were declared to be a part and par
eel of the fundamental. law, they
yet want to stain the records of
every ftatc in the Union with the
black infamy. Fortunately a Dem
ocratic Senate will stop the little
j g:nne, and save the Strte from the
attempted disgrace.
Why Xot? Tho Kadical press
throughout the .State still continue
0 i h.'irnni'T oil th.it. lnrtn ?nnlr l.v t1r
1 , - - - '-' - ' v
School oarl to the Chenieketa
Hotel Company. The lot taken in
security, it appears, sold for the j
amount of money loaned and the
debt paid in full. But will .any
one claim that the lot on which
Sam. May's house was b.uilt would
have, brought the six thousand dol
lars of the people's, money borrow
ed by him ? We should say not.
It took his line mansion and all
there was in and about it to pav
the debt. Strange, the Radical
press never mention this little
We learn that the line of the railroad
via Douglas county will probablv be laid
through Looking Glass Trairie. This will
carry ii some miles west of Koseburc It
is said to be an easier and more available
route than any other that has been exam
ined. 0-rcgonion.
Fifty thousand dollars will prob
ably make the route through Rose
burg good enough. Prepare, good
people of Roseburg, your bleeding
time is near- at hand ! The great
IX I), will be along in a few days,
and pop the lance into you.
Een. Harden delivered a masterly
speech before the Democratic club of In
dependence last Saturday.
Early Oregon History.
The following communication is
published almost verbatim ct litera
tim, by request of the author, who
is an old citizen of this ancient
burg, and "knows what's what."
As we arrived in Webfoot land
subsequent to the time of which he
speaks, we are not supposed to
know all that took place when 3It.
Hood was "a hole in. the ground ;"
hencej we let him tell his own story
in hi3 own peculiar vernacular.
Oregon Crrr. Feb. IS. 1872.
To thk Enrrost ok tuk O. C. Enterprise.
Sir: In the Morning Oregonian, of the
lolh inst.. I observe thanks returned to
the editor for "an old document relating
to Early Oregon History' ia the first
place, and an apparently hearty. " thank
God!"' in the second paragraph. It is an
old saying that ' truth is stranger than fic
tion," but according as the ir,;nd is train
ed, so is il liable to be inclined.
During the fall of 1832, Dr. Marcus
Whitman was not an ''Oregon,ian by adop"
tiont'' nor was heat '-old Fort Walla Wal
la, now WaIIiiIu;" nor was he then in any
part of Oregon west of the Pocky Moun
tain range, nor did he come into that
country for some years subsequently.
There were no "young Jesuits at Fort
Walla Walla then on their way to the in
terior of the country.' and consequently
"a j-oupg Jesuit priest, at a dinner party
given to a party of the Hudson Buy Co.'s
traders."' and some young Jesuits at that
point, could not have said, ' Hurrah for
Oregon. America is too late ; we have got
the country,'" nor could another have said,
"now, the Americans may whistle, the
country is on rs."
The iied liver English settlers did not
come to Oregon for some years subsequnt
ly to 1832 aud, consequently, could have
had no bearing upon any supposed visit
of Dr. Whitman to Washington at that
If we are g"ing to publish any scraps of
Oregon's early history, let them be truth
ful. The idea of at'em p ing to foist upon
the public a cock and bull story of Dr.
Whitman's bringing into the country in
lS'SA, 1H0 wagons and 875 person."?, would
make any old Oregonian hide his head at
the enormity o!' the fabrication.
The hist immigration of any numbers
came into Oregon in 18-13; the same year
that Col. J C. Fremont explored the
country from the Missouri river to th;
Dalles, Wasco county. Oregon, and ih 'nce
the fame year to California, and wMiok; re
port to Congress, and Dr. McLaughlin's of
the H. 13. Co.'s assistance, did more to set
tle Oregon than all the missionary's acts,
words. Ofeds and 1 air. afraid if in;e W .
H. Ci.'s. you might throw i i prayers.
I think it was in 181"). 1 heaid the vc
raei;y of a Mr. W. It. (i.. attached '.o the
mission at that time, called most seriously
in . ue.st ion. before a missionary board at
Oivgon City, by Dr. E. White, also a mis
sionary connection, arid at the lime U. S.
Mib. Indian Agent, tho ouiv one on ihe
t.0:iSt i believe.
The Oregon City newspaper being the
first American
me coast, l send litis to you lo dispose o!
as you please. The above are facts that
c.iti be proven.. 0.
''ing! For tha Pride of the Tyrant
Is Broken."
The immediate effect of the call by the
Liberal Republicans of Missouri for a Xa
iionul Liberal Republican Convention,
says the i:p:-'cr. to meat at Cincinnati on
the 1st day of .May, rsust be to electrify
the country. It means a great deal an 1
promises glorious things. Missouri is the
stronghold of Liberal Republicanism In
no other State is there a powerful anti
Grant element in the Radical party. In
many other States, however, if not all, this
element is respectable in numbers and
constantly growing. It is evident at last
that a. considerable portion of the domi
nent party will not submit to therenomin
ation of Grant. The latier's renomination
by the retrular convention of his party has
for months seemed a foregone conclusion.
It is st':'! generally regarded as stioli. but
we are beginning to fear that his party
will see the necessity' of throwing their
Jonah overboard . Perhaps we nl ace too
biph an estimate, upon the good sense of
the leading men of that organization, but
to believe they will permit so incompe
tent a captain to lead then; to, certain de
struction, is. in our opinion lo believe
them mad. The handwriting on fhe wall,
declaring that their chieJ' has been weigh
ed in the balanco and found wanting is" in
Characters so plain and bold that even
the ddinrpieat himself must soon see them.
The Liberal Republicans n;ean business.
Their National Convention at Cincinnati
is to be a grand mass n;eet.iiir. not a body
or delegates. This is a happv idea, ft
will make their demonstra'ion all the
more imposing ; it will render hopeless
any attempt at interference on the pjvet o.f
Grunt's office-holders, and will make cer-
tam the nomination of a liberal statksmax
tor i'resideut.
To Dkmockats. Ve would rec
ommend to the Democracy of this
county, when they meet at their
primary Convention, to appoint a
precinct committee of two or three
members. There is plenty of work
for such a committee to do to effect
a perfect organization in each pre
cinct, and attend to other matters
for the benefit of the party. Let
Clubs be organized in each pre
cinct on that day.
Important. The following im
portant telegram was received at
the Executive Office,, Salem, on the
20th iust :
Washington, D. C, )
February 20. 1872. j
To Governor J. F. G rover. Salem. Oregon
All University and Indemnity School
Land lists approved, except I.a Grande
District f those will be approved in a feu
days. (Signed) Henry W. Gilkky.
Bully for Gil fry J
Radical Jon. Secretary Bout well La
gone into, a "job" and agreed to give one
million aud a quarter for a block in Chi
cago to erect government buildings on.
The Chicago Tunes and Tribune, both
loyal, intimate the decision is in the inter
est of a i ing of speculators. The site se
lected is in the seeond block south of the
old I'ostoSice, and is bounded by Adams,
Jackson. Clark and Dearborn streets.
A dispatch from the Cascades received
on Vednesday night stated that the Co-
himbia was rising
They Blow Hot and Cold-
We have, hitherto, adhered to the pro
position that the law enacted by the Legis
lature, in this State, entitled "An Act for
the protection of Litigants," was a just
and righteous statnte-outside of any parti
san purposes to be accomplished by it.
We bilieve it to be a beneficial measure
fcr ths. reasons we have heretofore stated.
But we went further and declared it was
justifiable as a partisan movement, designed
for political purposes, to aid in the sup
port and maintenance of Democratic
newspapers. For ih.s latter candid avow
al we were roundly abused by all the hy
brid organs cf the Siate. Now let us see
how these Radical revilers " blow hot a.nd
cold in the same breath
At the last session of t!;e Legislature in
Mississippi, wherein the Radical paly had
a majority, bill, similar to. that so de
nounced by the Radical howler in this
.State, -'for the protection of litigants,"
was passed in both branches and vetoed
by the Governor, for what causes we have
uot been able lo learn. Dut a friend has
furnished us a copy of "The Vicksburj
Weekly Times and Republican,"- a Radi
cul organ, of proximate date to the Gov
ernor's veto, containing the following
tirade upon His Radical Excellency, which
we commend to the perusal of partisan
denunciators of the present Litigant Law
in this State. 1 he article in the "The
Times and Republican," from which we
extract, is entitled "A death blow aimed
by a false friend,'' and discourseth thus:
"Governor Alcorn's last veto is u cen
ter shot from the enemy, who has carried
one of our works am. turned our largest
and most powerful gun upon us.
"The veto of the Judiciary Printing Dill
does not make an attempt to show, by ar
gument, wherein ike Legislature has erred
in passing it. but, surrounding himself
with the halo of glory which attaches to
the i:;diidual whom custom entitles lo be
addressed as " His Excellency ."' Governor
Alcorn, does not devm it even necessary
that he should argue a matter upon which
the very existence of every Republican
paper ia this State is depending.
' Does not Governor Alcorn know that
when the 11th clause of article Xil of the
Constitution was inserted, that it was after
mature consideration, with the - design lo
give all the judiciary printing to the Re
publican press of the State, and that the
words 'shall hae authority' were insert
ed in order to provide against a Democrat
ic victory, and that the clause was intend
ed to guard against a repeal o ihe Act by
a Democratic Legislature at any future
period? To say that the clause has be
come obsolete is to talk like a child.
"Decs not Governor Alcorn know there
was not a nigger child five years old in
all the State who did not understand that
the word -loyal." in this clause of the Con
stitution, means nothing more or less than
Republican, and that under the shabby
pretext that he is a Republican, he became
sufficiently -loyal' to be elected Governor?
Had he nut proclaimed himsei! a Republi
can when he was nominated, he never
would have become -loyal' enough to be
Governor of Mis.-issippi.
"Does Go'vi-ruor Alcorn suppose th it. the
Legihittire can do only those things which
li.e L'on&tilution makes mandatory, and
that it must nol do those things which are
pcrmilted ?'
Does Governor Alcorn pretend that the
Chancery Courts are not a part of the Ju
diciary system of the State, ami ih it the
advertising required to be done by them
is not -legal ad vert:i:ig,' or their priming
-official printing?'
Doe Governor Alcorn imagine that all
that clap-trap aboui lorcing advertisers to
patroni.e Republican papers, the largest
cii cuhu ion. monopoly, and Crti tches.wh'tcti
he has copied trom the Democratic Dress
Cotiveu.ion resolutions, is to- have anv
weight with sensible Republicans?
"i'inally, does Governor Alcorn expect
that in the lace of such u cowardly back
ing down, under the Democratic lash, ih.it
he will receive the iiournation he courts
so eagerly, for the Vice-1 'residency ?
"Although the present editor of the Times
is not interested to the extent o u single
cent, in any printing eritei prise, and will.
in ilie course a lew ilavs at most. in:ik( his
final exit horn the political stage, he can
not even at the risk of incurring the per
sonal ill will of the Governor, pass in si
lence such cowardly treachery as he has
shown towards the -Republican, press of
the State. If ever a man was firmly
pledged to a measure James L. Alcorn
was to I his "printing iniquity.'-' Men em
barked in newspaper enterprises, invest
ing every cent-they had upon earth, at his
solicitation aud with the personal pledge
of his support. He knew these nai-eis
could not live a single month unless this
bill became a Jaw, and yet fie must have
known tit the moment when he was Ihus
inducing his friends by false pretenses, lo
bankrjpt themselves, that he intended to
drive the nails into the cffv- of even Jlepub
Horn p"per in Mississippi,, bv vetoing the
bill. ' "
We desire to urge in the most omphalic
tnantK'r upon the Republican members of
the LegUlaitire. the necessity of passing
this bill over the Governor's veto, for as
sure iis fate, unless this is done in six
months, (here will not be more thfn one
or two Republican papers alive in Missis-s:ppi-.
We know whereof we speak when
we say that hungry creditors 8!ato at the
door ol yearly every Republican printing
oilice in the State, ready to pounce down
upon it. the moment the Printing BijJ f-,i!s.
Tlie bill must be passed over the treacher
ous Alcorn's veto or the death knell of
Republicanism has been rung in .Missis
sippi, for without a press the party will
inevitably g0 ;u t10 dogs, and what is
more, should go there, for a party that
has not the courage to support its'press
not only deserves ta d,ie but inevitably
will d o ho.
-.i' our object were to -make a Pght'
upon Governor Alcorn this morning to re
ward him for his treachery, we should
quote, for the edification of the party, cer
tain prophecies we made at the lime when
we did not think as well of hi in as we do
now, vheryia we predicted he would
Johnsoaize his party upon tho first
convenient occasion, lie has done.it. We
believe that from the first he meditated so
"It the Legislature does not lake up fhe
Printing Dill on Monday and pass it by
every Republican vote, over James L. Al
corn's head, we have very much mistaken
the temper of the Mississippi Republicans.
It is no time to falter when the "right arm
of the p;irty is beintr nailed to the cross of
death. It is bad enough that Alcorn
should be Governor at all, but it is too
much to alio-JT him to. kill out the entire
Republican pres.?. A party which does
this is too craven-hearied to live. It
should die."
Any one of the Radical persuasion who
can peruse tho foregoing, and hereafter
whimper one syllable of complaint against
the law at present on our statute-book,
must be possessed of the impudence of the
devil and be as coo.cicnceloM a, Shylock.
Bribery and Kepotism-
ere there no more serious charges,
says the S. F. Examiner, which could be
truthfully alleged against Grant, as the
Chief Magistrate of a, great people, there
are two. well-founded and beyond success
ful contradiction, which should utterly
condemn him iri public estimation as to
tally unfit for the high place which-he now
disgraces, namely : bribery and nepotism.
These frailties, of an originally weak mor
al character, have brought him under the
ban of popular contempt, and even the
mos,t scmpalous aud resolute of b,is Radi
cal followers have admitted lie avarkiou-s-ness
of the man, and the potency of tie
"fellow-feeling" which causes him to be
so wondrous kind towards his relatives ia
distribution of the people's money.
It is true that some of bis organs have
had the audacity to declare that '-the
great smoker" has accepted no presents,
since he tamo, into (jffic4tj other ,hai, SIcb
as were legitimate and usual to the occu
pant of his exalted place. While we shall
not controvert, we may doubt the validity
of such assertion. Rut the question is
not.'' as a. Radical Trnal remarks,
4 whether these presents were-given since
he was inaugurated, but whether tli.v.y
weregiveubecau.se was about to be
inaugurated, and whether he has not nom
inated or appointed the d,oivrs in
numerous instances, to important public
offices." That he has done so, in innum
erable instances, his boldest defender will
hardly deny; and that he has so acted . has
wofully degraded the dignified and almost
S'tered position, in the public, regard in
former times, which he occupies.
That the present incumbent of the Pres
idential office has used the prerogatives of
his high place-to provide lucrai'ives sine
cures, in ditfernt departments of the Gov
ernment, for his immediate family, and
even i!s most distant connections, is an
accusation which can be more certainly
sustained than that he has been influenced
by bribes in his official action. TLe long
list has been repeatedly published in tl:e
journals of the day, nor has any successful
attempt been made to show that any of
the individuals mentioned were, possessed
of merit, sufficient to entitle them to be ihe
recipients of profitable appointments from
the l'resident.oulside of their relationship
to him. He hits continually been governed
pi this bestowal of his patronage by the
Scriptural injunction " He that provideth
not, for his own household is worse than a
heathen.'' While we fully endorse the good
sense ol the proposition, so far as the indi
vidual is concerned, we submit that it
should not be the beacon-light by which
the daily conduct of ihe President of the
United Sta'es is guided.
A ITeit 2tch.
On the night of the l Jth instant, at Phil
adelphia, a banquet, " high-toned and ele
gant," was tenderer to lion. Daniel M.
Eox, the retiring Democratic Mayor, by
over one hundred leading citizens ol that
city. Mayor Fox is the first gentleman to
whom, upon retiring from the f dice of
Mayor of his great city, such a compliment
was paid. It was not a party demonstra
tion, but a social gathering, at which Re
publicans figured as actively a Democrats.
The happiest speech of the occasion was
made by John V. Forney. It was brief
and viidictic, and we give it entire.
Whether speaking or writing, Forney nev
er fails to interest, though he often fails to
convince. On this occasion he spake as
follows :
I do not know, Mr. President, anv more
delight In! or more useful custom than so
cial intercourse between men of different
opinions. It js the very best preparation
lor a wie and profitable toleration. 1
have believed that if mv editorial associ
ate!? of all sides could more frequently
meet, and mingle, it would not only be
belter for themselves but better for the
community, ihey might differ never so
widely or so warmly, yet they would rare
ly transcend, the bu uidaries of propriety.
Uue is alvvavs restrained from soeakm v
billerly of those who have been kind to
us, whose iiot'.se we visit and whose hospi
tality Y;e sjiare. We meet to-night not to
do honor to the late Democratic Mayor of
Philadelphia, not to applaud his particular
admini.-itra.iic; or its measures bat to ex
press our sense of the peisonal qualities
of Daniel M. Fox of his kind heart, bis
genial nature, his courtesy and Ins. inteir
riiy. and. in applauding these qualities, as
I most cheerfully do, with sincere empha
sis, I am not the less free in expressing
my dissent lrom his political opinions.
hen we cease lo recognize tuch attrib-
u.es as those which make him welcome in
all circles, our relations, one to the
other, must be harsh indeed. May that
hour be far off when the standard by
which we are to judge our fellow crea
tures is Ihe standard ol party, and may we
never lose sight of what ou-rht to be an
ever present and primary duty the duty
of softening the asperities of" politics, Jf
discussing great questions with candor
and toibearance. and of unity upon the
catholic platform of an universal humani
ty. 1 voted against Fox more than once,
and probably should vote against, him if
lie were a candidate for any office to-morrow,
as doubtless he would, vote against,
me if ever I was placed in any suelf posi
tion ; but 1 should be ashamed' of mvself
it I were not free to nave him li n.,1 r.,
every good work, and to join with him in j
the development of our meat citv. Manr i
years ago I sat, in Ihe gallery of the Senate
oi me i mieii Males, and heard, a most an
imated and somewhat violent debate be
tween Henry Clay and Silas Wright,
while Martin Van I'uren was Vice Presi
dent. I was very young, full of party
partiality, and soon got into controversy
with a hot blooded Whig at my side in re
gard to the merits of the ureal debates, and
especially in regard to Van JJuri-u's claims
to pub.lic confidence.
The Senate adjourned, and our boyish
dispute was growing into an angry aliorea
lion, when .ve came into the magnificent
rotunda, and saw standing before us Clay.
Wright and Van Puren, hooked arms, and
laughing an(i joking precisely as if they
had been friends for life. Our little quar
rel subsided, and so was taught a lesson I
have never forgottt-n. It is in this spirit
we meet to night not as Democrats, not
as Republicans, but as Philudelphians. as
Peunsyivanians. as Americans warm and
sincere ia the compliment we pay a man
with whom many of us are at issue on the
mere passing politics of the hour, but with
whom we 111 I agree upon the more endur
ing considerations of friendship, love, pf
country, and pride of city and State-
Wont Pay. Grant offers to subscribe
his next four years' salary to the Repub
lican party for a re-election, to the Presi
dency. If ihe Republicans take him at hh
ofrer. say& the Oiwis'mn, they will have
to do what the pastor of his church in
Washington did sue him tnrp.,mrki,
subscription. He will subscribe to any-
if can helpttV
State News.
Considerable sickness prevails ia Eu
gene City.
The State Temperance Conventioi iftet
at Salem yesierday.
Last week t'e Salem mills shipped to
Portland seveiity tons of flour.
The late rains have seriously damaged
the track on the west-side railroad.
The Oregonian charges ten cents a line
for inserting; births, marriages and deaths
Hou. Geo. K. Sheil is to. deliver the
oration on St. Patrick's Day at Portland.
The winter in (he Klamath Lake conn
try has been verv mild and stock has fared
Farmers of Jackson county are a.bout
done plowing and s.owiag grain lor this
Hon. X. 11. Cranor. of Albany, address
ed the Democracy of Seio cm. the vJth
The Portland papers speak very highly
of Pi of. Cardineil's ball last week at
Jacksonville is full, and houses are in
demand, and none can be foiinii to rent
lor love or money.
An attempt was made last Thursday to
rob the store of the Springfield Manufac
turing Company.
Dr. W. E. Rust is assistant resident phy
sician of the Insane Asylum, and n,y.t
principal, as has been reported.
Rt. Dev. Bishop Morris will leave San
Francisco for Portland to-jorrow. He
was among the first who wee. snowed in.
It is estimated that $.",000 worth of
damage was dene by the rain to the
streets in Porthyid las,t Sunsiay.
All the difficulties between the railroad
and Campbell Chrisman. of Lane, county,
have been adjusted and settled.
Sunday, Feb. 1,1th. in linker City, n
mm na;ned Frank Fulford, Curing a,
drunken row, was severely cti,t.
About five hundred saw logs, lying in
the slough above Salem, belonging to ihe
South Salem saw-iiill, were washed; away
Sunday night.
On board the bark Weebbol which ar-.
rived at Kalama last week, there was a
locomotive for the Northern Pacific Rail
road. A letter to the Ihdklin from Grant,
county states that out of 19.000 head of
cattle in the county, less than 100 have
been lost this winter.
A. A. Smith has ceased to be route
agent for the mails on the Oregon and Cal
ifornia railroad. Jihn C. Meudenhali. of
Albany, Las been appointed to fill the
The benefit given fo Prof. Newell, at. the
Baptist Church in Portland, on Tuesday
evening hist, netted the handsome sum of
Information from the North Yamhill
states that the high waters swept away al-ino.-
t all the fencing along the bottoms,
and that many hogs and some cattle were
Advices from Ochoco state that the
sl'iCiv w intered m that valley had done re
marka bl v
ished. D
well, and that none have per- j The Union I',ciws Railroad, Coipanj
iring the entire winter but lit- ! have purchased at Omaha, a. Uaet of land
tie stio w' fell.
On Tuesday evening. February 27lh. ex
Governor Curry will deliver a lecture be
fore the Washington Debating, and, Liter
ary Society, at Philharmonic Hall, on
" The Pioneers."
During the flood of S.ihirday and Sun
day ihe Uridge tit. the end of Commercial
'street. Salem was carried away. This is
about the only damage of any conse
quence that Salem sustained.
Gen. Tiltoti states that orders have just'
been received from headquarters, at New
York, to put the road through and have it
in working order from Kalama to, Olympia
by the 1st of November next.
A couple of felfo-.vs. at Rethel. Polk
county, had a little 'unpleasantness."
which resulted in one of them getting one
finger bitten nearly off. bis eves nearly
ponged lrom his head, and used up gener
ally. The bond of Geo. A. E les. collector of
Alaska, has been approved and Mr, K. or
dered lo his place of duty. Geo. (K-s..ved
some punishment for the meanness done
in behalf of the Radical party, hm we
hardly supposed that his sins were eonal
to the punishment.
A skill', with a man and his son five
years old. mi it, was upset in the Willam
ette, above Salem last weel;. The. Ii.tle bov
clung to. the boat until his father swain
ashore and Secured another boat 10 rescue
him. When he gut the child ashore, he
was neany dead.
The JhraIJi of the lOihsava: We un
derstand that the lan ls belonging to the
Caruther's estate have been divided amonsi
the varioti.s claimants, and all suits now
pending have been withdrawn. The.deeds
l ave been hauded, over to the parlies, and
will be placed on record in a few days.
James Ilurd of Jacksonville, has pent to !
the Patent ()?5.ce a model of a railroad !
orase. it is ho arranged- slmt V.r r,:,t;;,,rr
a cord, running through tha en Are train",
the brakes ate immediately applied to,
every car at the sane time. Any emplovee
on the trat.n can apply the lyases'.
This invention is applied on flic, old
brakes, costs b.ut Utile and is very simple.
Some or (he papers still persist in deny
ing th 'JJidlttin's remarkable kidknappinr
"'J l v piav-e. saui io have occurred
about a luojith ago. In reply, the Jiiilrlin
sticks to it the stronger. We don't believe
that paper could get any evidence as fo
the truth of ils story either in Oregon City
or Clackamas county. It waa a good' sell.
The late grand jury for Multnomah
county, in their report, recommended to
the Court the aniinintmcnt nf a srwei:!
committee to examine the book of the
Clerk and Sherii. This looks a? though
the former report of the grand jury rr.usf
have been o.nly too true. We expect to
see the Radical organs go after this grand
jury for even casting such a suspicion on
the Court House clique.
The. following now post-offices have re
cently beeji established: Klaskanine, Col
umbia county ; Fair Grounds. Marion
county. Norton. Clackamas county; Sum
mer House. Clatsop county: Isthmus. Coos
county; Hot Springs. Jackson eon ntvr
Langelt Valley, Jackson county: Link
ville. Jackson county; Yanax. Jackson,
county; Woodbnm , MariSn county.
From the Mercury, we learn that a full
settlement of all the liabilities of the Ho
tel Company have now been made. AH
claims have been paid in full, except the
claims of Mr. Walters, for damages on the
furniture contract, which was lately com
promised and is now -ettled. The Che
meketa has been deeded to Messrs. Ladd
& Push, the bankers. The house is now
being newly painted inside, and will be
refurnished in good style, and again open-
The. Statesman of Thursday says Yes
terday Mr. Arthur Rreyman, who has a
band of cattle numbering four hundred
head on the Lower Yakima, received a
letter bearing date February 6th. which
stated that fhe snow in that vicinity bean
to melt on the 10th of January, anil atlhe
time of writting it was all gone. When the
letter wa3 written Mr. Brevman had lost
only three or four old cows, and they were
poor when the winter began. Mr. Cooper
who also has cattle in Yakima valley has
received news fully as favorable aa the
The Territories.
Hon. R. S. Greene, Associate Justice of
Washington Territory, preaches regularly,
on Sunday a,t OJympia. -
Clark co.unty, Y- T., owes $26,000 which
exceeds tbe leiut of the Territory. The
county is under Radical rule.
The Olympia Tribune publishes a list of
the. lands" donated to, the N. V. R. R. at
tliat place- The list emb.ra.cej $ 000 acres
Henry Brown, charged with having0
killed a Chinaman in Seattle in October
last, ha lueea tonvtc-tee! of murder in the
aecond degree.
A. J. Siiiimana. an old pioneer- of Wash
ington Territory, ojied- vry suddenly on
Cowlitz Prairie on the 12 h. of heart di?-i
ease. He had tvided in the Territory
since SZ.
A man named Henry Brown has been,
tried, at Seattle for the murder of a China
man ii,t tkat p,Iau last f.iil.ana sentenced to
twenty years' imprisonment in the Peni
tentiary. One tin nd red dollars per ton is btdn
I offered for hay in the Yskima V!lj, ami
1 none to be had at that figure. The cold
est weather ZVs been, rmoteen degree be.
low wro.
Milton Herron ia the name of the mn
who was murdered on Whidby's Island a
few days. ago. Ilia partner, a xnmn named
Dale, is Ln custody oi tho charge of hav-i
ing committed the dveL
Gray, the defaulting Treasurer of Idaho,
has been released from custody on $8.0!)t)
bail. He is trying to rai$e money Mt re
lease, V-'w bondsmen from his Territoriafc
bond and resign.
Mt. Baker. Washington Territory. ha
been withdrawn from market for railroad
p.urposea. A huge draw that. What will
they do with il? Not another summer
cesidence for Jay Coose?
Contrary to tha apprehension that
one time prevailed, but few cattl h:v
died in, Montana. It is estimated that at
least ten thousand cattlo and horses have,
died. in. Wyoming in the vicinity of L ira-.
In Boise City. February Kith. Cap tun
Houghton, an old citizen of that place. tell
down a cellar-way in front of Wells. Far-
;o Co.'s office, killing himself iiista,n,tl jr.
Deceased was kty-three. y hf. of age. and
a native of Wisconsin.
A telegram, from Ieer Lodge, Montana..
20ih iust.. says a whole block on the east
side of Main street, consisting of eighteen
building's, were destroyed by fire Total
l)ss. 3?7UfOOO; no insurance. The fire was,
tke. work of tin- incendiary.
General News Item?.
The spread of small pox appears to, bo
creating some anxiety in S in Francisco-
Over 100,000 letters were- received at
San Frat! -is.co. cr the. 204b, and ever ,oa
paper bags.
Mra. Picket, formerly connected with
the press of port laud, has been selected
j Recorder of Kalam a.
The. California Legislature has appro
priated .51.1)00 to erect a monument to
the memory of e.-(xoverrfor Bigler.
for depot purposes uavin." S'20'J O.'ia ihr.v.
! fore.
i.-ih Jiolwiaton. the embezzling Treasury
i Clerk, was sentenced fo one year' impris
onment and a fine of four thous md dot-,
Thos. A. Watf s was shot, probably fatal
ly, by dm. Ivimbill, aed nineteen in
Poston on the. 1,9m. A young hdy was
h. W. Forney ban resigned- Ki- offVe. aa
i Collector of the Post of Philadelphia. Wo
see it stately toat he is to be Postmaster
Germany np.&r the new military organ-,
ization. will be enabled, in case of war. to,
put in the field, within live days, an army
of l.yOO.OOU men.
Gen.s. Wud Hampton. McR ier and
Kershaw, of South. Carolina, arrived at
Washington to ak a hearing before tlm
Kn Klux Committee, to defentbenvel vc-s.
against the charge made in the Senate,
that ihey were ia active sympathy with.
the. Kit Klux.
Words $f ' Cheer.
His a source of congratulation to the.
Qcegon Democracy to learn that their de
votion to their principle, while it subjects
them to the abuse of the Radical n-?s,
Removes the recognition and approbation
of their 'i:etren hi other States. The San
Francisco Eftminer of Feb. 2. in speaking
of the DemocratiSji.ntnil.-i," says;
"Finn, and defiant stand the warden? of
Democratic principles on the outer w.aHs.
of our Republic. New; Hampshire 'aiiii
Oregon are the vigilant States that more
than any o.tker deserve the' title of honor
winch wo accord them Th..ii- ;. '
statesmen and platforms on the great issn
"f he lay,are,s.cjind of principle and able
in their utterances. i wtih pleasure
that we note how, in times when
meaning men are weakening under tha
furious assaults of Radicalism and actu-.
ally considering the expediency of trail
ing on,r glorious standard to Republican-,
i.-m. that Oregon, jupI Xfy lamp.shire set
larger States the example cf steady adher
anee to Democratic principles. "
The. people are Bofiiii' thes.e event?.
Missouri kas Jed off-wiih'a grand reform
demonstration Illinois ha? gone againot
Grant by advocating one term for th
Presidency. Her next move will be to,
repudiate, hini and sustain her gifted Sen
ators Trumbull and Logan in denouncing
corruption, present taking, military rul?
White Hou-su -rings"- and Custom-hon.a
jobbery. Our prospects are brightening,
and Califoinn and. Nevada will stand;"
wilh OrVgon in the coming contest, mak
ing the Pacific Slope a unit in favor of
good government.
Moke. Ixtkgiutt. Won't the editor oS
the Oregonian read an article on our fir?
page (his week relating to postoffice mat-,
ters and another relating to the investiga
tion of stealings in the New York Cn-tom-honse.
and then giye us another lone
exhortation on Radical honesty and purity.
Following is tho apportionment of Dele
gates to which each county is entitled in,
the Democratic State. Cojiyenfion, which,
meets at the Dal lea, on April IjOth :
Maker fi
Denton . 1 ,..! .".".." &
Clackamas y.
Clatsop . ' . . ' j
Columbia .'!!!!!! 2
Coos "a
Curry ' ' ' j
Douglas .... g
G ra n t . . .' " " 4
Jackson !"."! " " 8
Josephine . ". ' . . . '." . . . . . . . . 2
Lane , .'!'!'! I !!!!!!! "8
Linn ........ ....!.'. i i i
Marion 1 1
Multnomah,' . . 10
Poik... 7
Tillamook ,
Umatilla , .
Union '. I. '. '. '. ... '.-i
Washington 4
Wascu :i
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