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OFFICIAL PAPER FO CLACKAMAS COCXTY.
OregOD City, Grogon ,
Friday : : : Hareli I, 1872.
q Clackamas County Democratic Convention-
The Democratic Convention for Clacka
mas county will be held in Oregon City.
Oregon, on Saturday, March T., 1872.
for the purpose of selecting seven dele
gates to attend the Slate Convention; and
to place in nomination a count' ticket to
be supported at the ensuing election, and
transact such other business as may come
TSetore the Convention. The County Com
mittee recommend that the primary meet
ings bo held on Saturday, March lfi, 1S72.
at the usual place3 of voting. The follow
ing is the representation lo which each
precinct is entitled, in said Convention :
Upper Molalla.. .
flower Molalla,. .
Marrjnam's, . . . .
'lock Creek,. . .
Harding's. . . .
. A Union
Lead Timber "
. The Orcgonbm regards .Senator
Kclley and Kepresentativc Slater
as "dead timber" at Washington,
and scorns to be in agony over the
prospects of another Democrat suc
ceeding Senator CorLctt. Will it
inform the people what the TJadi-Qc-rJT
Senators, and Representatives
have done for Oregon during their
entire term, and especially the first
two or three months of their terms'?
Oregon has had three Radical Con
gressmen, and the only tiling they
became noted for, was that two of
Ihcm returned with about two tons
of franked public documents which
was accumulated during their term;
the other disgraced his family cir
cle bv bringing with him and liv
ing in his own lioue with a prosti-
O tutc. the latter is still retained'
in Federal position by the present
Administration. Is there anything
eke for which the Radical Con
gressmen became famous? The
only real benefit Oregon has ever
received at the hands of the Fed
eral Government has been through
the energy and inlluence of Demo
cratic Senators and Representa
tives, notwithstanding a majority
of both branches of Congress were
politically opposed to them. Roth
Senator Kelley and Representative
oSfeter will give good accounts of
their services in behalf of their
constituents in due time.
Is it not in questionable taste for our
neighbor the Register over the way to
growl at the litigant law when he is only
enabled lo run his machine by the aid of
Government printing under appoinimetit
from the Uadieal dynasty at Washington ?
Only those who are engaged in litigation
patronize the litigant press, while every
tax-payer in the land is c inpe'.lcd to sup
pert these Itadical papers who have the
Government printing to do. receiving
thircfor exorbitant tales. Democrat.
The Democrat mitrht have also
stated that he procures these laws
printed in supplement form at Sa
Jem, at a very small expense, and
thus takes work from printers just
ly due them and fills his own purse
by the transaction. We are relia
bly informed that the two V. S.
organs in Washington Territory
have their laws printed by the same
party. Thus the Stae.snau man
ages to net about double mice for
its share,, ami the others clear I
about three-fourths of the amount
paid them. Radical impudence
has no end. These two organs are
among the most bitter enemies of
the litigant act. The reason may
be seen from the above. It stops
them from any such opportunities
to rob the public.
The Oreeoniaa, the litigant or
gan for Judge Deady's Court, does
evidently not like the State litigant
act. Of course not. It formerly
had a fat thing under Radical rule
in Multnomah county by charging
what it pleased. That kind
of business is put a stop to under
the litigant act. It can, however,
continue its extortions in Deady's
GCourt. That's a pretty fat thing,
and the State law has no jurisdic
tion over the matter. There is a
tale to this little matter which it
may become necessary to unfold.
Step from under ; it may hurt
some body's shins.
Due. The steamer which will
bring us the blockaded mail is due
o at Portland to-dav. It is now over
seven weeks since we have received
any Atlantic papers,and our Wash
ington letters are behind since the
20th of December. This is rather
provoking, and we hope that there
"will not be another blockade soon.
A telegram of the -24th says:
Corbet introduced a bill extending citi
zenship to all persons born in Oregon be
fore ho treaty ot X816. children of British
lathers and Indian mothers, 'the number
is said to be laro.
Corbett does not propose to lose
McKay's vote again if he can help
it, or any other Indian.
The last issue of the Corvallis
Gazette contains a review of its
past history, in which the editor
makes a serious mistake as to the
political character of the paper at
its commencement. He states that
it was started "by T. 13. Odeneal,
Esq., as a JRepuUiean paper." This
is news to those who know the
early history of that paper, and
we are somewhat astonished that
the writer of this bit of history
did not inform himself better on
so important a matter. The Gaz
ette was started by Odeneal, but as
an independent paper, with strong
Democratic proclivities, as 3Ir.
Odeneal had up to that time and
long thereafter, acted, with the
Democracy, until just prior to the
election of 1804, when Dr. Rayley
gave him $300 to turn Radical,
with the "promise that he should be
nominated for Count v J micro. That
is the time when the Gazette be
came a Republican paper and when
and how T. R. Odeneal, the pres
ent Indiaiv Superintendent turned
to a Radical. Ren. had no idea of
becoming a Radical when he com
menced the paper, but was up for
the highest bid, and Doc, the Chief
of the 'lercenarv Rrigade," trave
the most for him and got him. We
hope the editor of the Gazette xv
make the proper corrections in ac
cordance with the foregoincT facts.
Rkfeateo. We find the follow
ing in the Of' goit ian. of last Wed
Work will be commenced on Cape Foul
weather Lighthouse on the 1st of March
it' the weather will permit.
A few days since it was an
nounced that work would be re
sumed on the Portland custom
house. How strange it is that work
should always be commenced on
these Government buildings about
ninety days before the election.
Of course, no one is uncharitable
enough to suppose this coincidence
has any thing to do with the elec
tions. Radicals don't understand
the importing and exporting busi
ness. Xot they. Rut we would,
as a mere matter of form, caution
Democrats to watch them in every
county in the State. They need to
be watched, or they might, purely
through their innocence, do some
thing wrong. The time for their
importing business expires next
Sunday. Let Democrats be on the
Political. We find the follow
ing among, the dispatches of the
2Gth ult. t
A Times Washington special ha? the folio-wing,
which is claimed to be a fair rep
resentative of Washington gossip : ' The
latest sign of the political situation is that
tlie. nomination of Justice Davis, of the
Supreme Court, for the Presidency, by
(he National Labor Convention, has great
ly elated his friends, who advocate h's
( hums as an opposition candidate. He is
tint recipient, of many congratulaiir.ns.
This nomination it is said wiil be pressed
on the Cincinnati Convention, pending the
knowledge of hi.- acceptance. Some of
the Democrats who do not approve of
Justice Davis decision in svtport of the
constitutionality of the h-gal tender act,
prefer the nomination ot Senator Trum
bull by the Cincinnati Convention. The
greater majority, however, of Democrats
here propose to take no action until after
the Philadelphia and Cincinnati Conven
tions. KxDonsED.r-The (German Gen
eral Committee of Xew York, on
the 25th ult., passed resolutions
endorsing Carl Schurz. Our Rad
ical friends who waste so much of
their precious time in endeavoring
to make Mr. Schurz appear insig
nificant and destitute of influence,
will find at the next Presidential
electi on that the Germans stand
shoulder to shoulder with this pa
triot, and that they will be opposed
to the Radicals.
A dispatch states that the com
mittee of twenty-two, appointed by
the Grand Sachem of the Tammany
Society, to reorganize the Democ
racy of Xew York city, w hich met
last Monday, is composed of such
prominent and influential citizens
as Chas. O'Connor, Aug. IJelmont,
G. Law, O. Ottendorf, J.J. Cisior,
S. M. Barlow and Martin Manton.
Candidatk. Sam. Clarke, the
feeble man and editor of the States
man, has announced himself as a
candidate for Clerk of Marion
county. The Radical party has
perpetrated many silly things in
Marion county, but they will hard
ly cap the climax by nominating
him. The Radicals do not propose
to commit suicide in Marion vet.
Extra Session. Some of our
exchanges favor the calling of an
extra session of the Legislature to
amend our election law. We can
not sec the necessity of this extra
expense on the State. Let the two
Conventions take this matter up
and make a mutual understanding
as to the course to be pursued, and
we have no doubt that whoever is
elected will get his seat.
At the Temperance Convention
held at Salem last Thursday and
Friday, the following proceedings
were had :
The Committee to whom was refetred
the subject of certain proposed legislation
after carefully considering the matter ;
.submitted the following change in the ex-
isting laws relating to the liquor traffic. ;
1st Amend section 5 of the General
Law as found on page 772 of the Code to
read as follows :
That any person wishing fo sell spititu
nus or other intoxicating liquors in less
quantities than a quart, before proceeding
to procure a license, according to an act
relating to the granting of license to sell
spirituous or other intoxicating liquors,
shall at his own trouble and expense ob
tain the signatures of an actual majority
of the whole number of citizens above the.
ag i of twenty-one years in the precinct in
which he may wish to sell spirituous or
other intoxicating liquors, praying that
license may be granted; or if it be in the
city or town properly divide! into wards,
then the applicant shall obtain the signa
tures of an actual majoiity of the whole
number of citizens above the age ot twen-tv-one
years ia the city, town, or ward in
which he may wish to sell spiritous or oth
er intoxicating liquors, pa ing that license
may be granted.
Jacob Conser moved to amend by strik
ing out 'citizens'' and insert '-legal vot
ers.'1 Amendment lost.
After a lively discussion on the part of
Messrs. Driver." Conser, Rogers. Thornton.
Ssit.el. Walker, Mrs. Puniway. and others,
the Alliance adopted the section nnani
Amend section C on page 772 of the
Code to read as follows :
Skc. (J. That before proceeding to ob
tain any signatures to his petition for li
cense to sell spirituous or o'her intoxicat
ing liquors, the applicant shall give notice
of his intention to apply f r such license
by publication for three weeks consecu
tively in some newspaper having gener
al circulation in the county. Said notice
shall specify the precinct, city, town or
ward in which the applicant wishes to
have license to sell spirituous or other in
toxicating liquors, the day he proposes to
begin circulating his petition, and also the
dav on which he intends to present the
sume to the County Court.
Repeal section 7, page 773 and enact in
lien thereof the following :
Skc. 7. If any person shall fraudulent
ly and without authority, sign the name of
another to any petition for Ik-mse to sell
spirituous or other intoxicating liquors in
any precinct, city, town or ward in this
State, he shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor and upon conviction thereof
shall be punished by a fine of not, less than
dollars nor more than dollars or by
imprisonment iu the county of the
proper county for not less than months
nor more than months, or by both such
fine and imprisonment. ,
Repeal .Section 8. page 773. and re-enact
in lieu thereof tht following :
Skc. 8. If any person shall purposely
and with intent to deceive, sign any false
or fictitious name to any petition for li
cense to sell spirituous or other intoxicat
ing liquors in any precinct, city, town or
ward in this State, he shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con
viction thereof shall be punished by a fine
of not less than dollars, anil lei' more
t ian dollars, or I13' impri -oilmen! in the
county jail of the proper county for not
less than months, nor more than
months, or by both such fine and impris
onment in the direction of the court. A
justice's court shall have jurisdiction of
the offenses specified in this and the pre
oth. Syl. C. Simpson offered the follow
ing additional seciion:
"Every person who shall, by the sale of
intoxicating liquors, with or without a li
cense, cause the intoxication of any per
son, shall be liable for smd compelled fo
pay a reasonable compensation to any per
son who may take charge of, and provide
for such intoxicated person, and 82 a day
in addition thereto for every day sue!) in
toxicated person shall be kept, in conse
quence of such intoxication; which sums
may be reco ered in an action of debt be
fore any court having competent jurisdic
tion. Gih. Mr. Simpson also offered the fol
If any person who is not a citizen of the
precinct, city or ward, shall. fruudulehUi.
sign his name to any petition for license
to sell spirituous or other intoxicating liq
uors, he shall be deemed guilty of misde
meanor and. upon conviction tiiereol. siall
be punished by a -tine of not less thr.n
dolinrs, nor More than dollars, or by
imprisonment in the county jail of the
proper coiiuiy for not less than months
nor more than months, or by both sticii
fine and imprisonment in the direction of
7th. Insert after the word spirituous"'
the wonts " or other intoxicating.'-'
Skc. 8. 1st. Provide, by law that per
sons selling intoxicating drinks e held
legally responsible for all damages from
the inlluence of intoxicating drinks sold
bv them whether licensed or not. and that
licenses be granted with that understand
ing. 2d. That the premises whore the liquor
is sold, when by the consent, or knowledge
of the owner, be held as security for the
payment, of costs and damages.
3d. That, it be made one of the condi
tions of the bond of an applicant for li
cense, that he shall pay all costs and dam
ages resulting from the influence of liq
uors sold by him. and that on his failure
to pay costs and damages, his bondsmen
shall be held responsible for the same.
The committee also recommended that
a committee of three be appointed to draft
these changes into the form of proper bif's
and urge their passage at the next session
of the Legislature. The committee recom
mended further that the said committee
draft a bill providing for the submission
of the question of license-' or no li
cense'' to the people at the next general
State election for 1874, and at every gen
eral election thereafter until prohibition
prevails and that, it be made the duty of
the Executive Committee to circulate peti
tions throughout the Stale lor the passage
of this law to be presented to the next
The Alliance adopted each of tlw pro
ceeding seciion and recommendations
unanimously, and they were also adopted
as a whole without a dissenting vote.
The following resolution was offered by
Iiesoh-ed. That this Alliance in parsing
the resolution introduced by Mrs. Duniway
praying the Legislature of Oregon to give
women the right to vote on the fomper
f.nacc question Joes not mean woman suf
frage further than the temperance ques
tion. The resolution was adopted.
"We notice in reading the pro
ceedings, that the main fight was
made against selling by retail.
Xow our knowledge is, that the
cursed system of " by the quart,"
does more injury in anj community
than all the retail establishments
in the State. You shut up retail
establishments, and the above pro
visions w ill assuredly do it should
they become law, and a man will
buy a bottle and drink it up, and,
of course, be dead drunk, every
time he gets a bottle. We regret
to see another thing in these pro-
ceedino-s, that every movement
made to pledge certain members of
the republican party to the sup
port of temperance men on either
ticket, in preferance to their party
nominee, the resolutions were
promptly voted down. This shows
a lack of sincerity in their profes
sions. They appeared to be perfect
ly willing for Democrats to pledge
themselves to the support of Ke
publican temperance men, but were
unwilling to rrive the. same pledge
to Democrats. The following offi
cers were elected:
S. C. Adams. President ; Jacob Stitzel.
J. 11. I). Henderson and C. H. Walker,
Vice Presidents; .las. A. Smith, Secretary:
S. C. Simpson. Corresponding Secretary ;
I. D. Driver. Chaplain ; W. 11. Lewis, Ser-ge;int-At-Anns
; Executive CouuniUce J.
V. Wooden. Yamhill ; L. L. Rogers. Mar
ion; Thomas Pierce, Polk; J. II. Lambert.
Clackamas; A- Cr- Walling, Multnomah;
I)vid Porter. Linn : James Chambers.
Benton; Win. T. Baxter. Tillamook; Stew
art E akin. Lane ; Isaiah Hacker. Coos ;
Judge Jackson. Washington; A. II. Meach
am. Umatilla; Win. llonham, (.'rant ; Win.
Michell. Wasco; D. W. Licbtenthaler. Un
ion ; F. II. Grubbs Raker ; 15. F. Giltner.
Colombia; Rev. J. II. Skidmore, Jackson;
John Kuyketidall, Douglas; A. Hinman.
Letter from Roselburg.
RosKni uo, Oregon, Feb. 17. 1872.
Em ron lJ.TEi:i'ui.sK : Nothing of impor
tance has occurred in t b is vicinity recent
ly ; all business is dull; and the principal
talk is about the heavy rains, bad roads,
and high water. We received the first
mails that we have had from Hie Dalies
and Washington Territory , for two months,
yesterday ; and it has been nearly as long
since we had any mail from the Eastern
States. Col Ilyoker. the Superintendent
of this line of stages, says that the reason
we do not gut mails in that direction is
owing to the snow blockade on the Union
Pacific railroad, and that, all the mail mat
ter that came to the terminus of the stage
line has been s-nt through.
Ail farming, of course, has been sus
pended on account of the weather being
so bad as not, 10 admit of it. Not much
land has been planted, as the rain began
so early in the winter, ami has kept up so
incessantly that the fanners have not had
a day to work. The grain that was sown
last fall is doing well ; and many of the
fields are now green.
There is a rumor, now in circulation,
that the -railroad is going lo pass through
Looking (fh'.-s. seven miles west of Rose
burg. It is said that there has been a
,rial line run from Wilbur, south, crossing
the Umpqua river below the forks, -and
going southward- through the first mention
ed place. The engineers have reported
favorably of this route, and that under all
probabilities the railroad will run that
way. This is another of Mr. llolladay's
plans to gel nnmey from our eiii.ens. lie
will so n declare that the new route is
more practicable- than the line running
through Rosebiifg. and will demand a
subsidy of forty or Iii'y thousand dollars
from Lev people before he wili bring his
railroad through this place.
The campaign is beginitiLi' fo be opened
in this county, and promises to he one of
the most lively we have ever hall, as the
Radicals are going to exert themselves to
regain this county. We aieglad to say
that the i .'em o rats art; wide awake and
busy, and tiiere is no doubt but what
Douglas county wiil give them a largely
increased majority next .June.
'lours, Pi.ii.ii Pkti-:i:s.
A Misstatement Cjrrectccl-
In the Tempcrence Convention held last
week, says the Jit-rctry. Rev. Mr. Driver
made a speech, in lite course of which he
stated as we tire informed, that the Catho
lic Church is opposed to temperance re
form. We were present, but did not hear
this particular statement. If we had.
should certainly have expressed our dis
sent at the time. For we are quite sure
that in saying this, the Reverend gentle
man. unintentionally it may be made a
Very false and unjust charge against a
large and influential portion of our people.
There is nothing more certain, than that
the teachings and influence of the Catholic
Church like those of every other Christian
denomination are in favor of temperance.
Thus is a fact which cannot be gainsaid.
Inueod.as all well inforswd persons know,
the most eminent and successful temper
ance reformer who ever lived was Father
alathew. a Catholic Priest. And at this
day there are iu every city of this land
where there is any considerable number
of Catholics temperance societies named
after this noted man, which are composed
mainly of members of that denomination.
We make this statement in simple jus
tice to those of our fellow citizens who are
of the Catholic faith. We have no sympa
thy whatever with the religions- tenets and
practices of that denomination. On the
contrary, we are a zealous Protestant and a
member of the same church to which .Mr.
Driver belongs. Rut we do not believe it
to be necessary to the advancement of our
faith 10 make or countenance false charges
against those who hold other views. Re
sides we are certain that it can do the
cause of temperance no good to try to
make it a denominational questiou. .Mr.
Driver has no right lo raise up obstacles
in the way ot Catholics co operating with
other friends of the cause.
The Stalesmnn has the following : One
of the members of the State Temperance
Alliance from Yamhill, informs us that the
whisky ring of Dayton has of late been
disturbing the equilibrium of that society
in various ways-. It seems that a saloon
keeper circulated a petition tor a license
and in ol der to accomplish his design, ob
tained signatures fraudulently, whereupon
the temperance element remonstrated, and
things were carried to such an extent
that the afi'.tir finally landed in court, to
test the veracity of certain parties who had
made sworn statements. We have it that
the persons alleged to have peijured them
selves, since the trial have been torment
ing the village blacksmith, who is a Good
Templar, and who played a prominent
part in ll'eir persecution. Early on a
morning of last week they slipped into his
shop unobserved, and placed in the forge
a heavy blast of powder, which they
thought would explode as soon as the fire
was kindled. He went to his work at the
usual time, started his fire, and fortunately
for him. he was not in the building when
the blast went off. Other parties were, but
escaped unharmed. Damages to the prop
erty were quite severe. Several other
cowardly and rascally tricks have also
been performed. At this rate of proced
ure we shaif expect to chronicle some
body's funeral soon.
"Ox It." From the leports of
the proceedings of the Temperance
Convention, we are inclinde to the
opinion that the lady member at
large was on it, it least the pro-
ceedings indicate that she was.
Eugene ha3 2ol school children.
Thos M. Gale has retired from the En
sign. The State Journal has entered its ninth
Bishop Morris will arrive home on the
There was to be a
lem last evening.
leap-year ball at Sa-
Chickens sold for
per dozen in
Portland on the
Work has been
Several dwelling houses are in couise of
erection in Baker City.
J. II. O'Neill, of Polk county, is the old
est pioneer in Oregon.
The D emocratic Convention for Baker
county met on lust Monday.
Ke'uhly and Gill were taken to the Peni
tentiary Saturday from Port la ml.
It costs $l.r to put a head'-' on a Chi
naman iu Portland. Rather costly.
This evening an encampment of Odd
Fellows will be instituted in Albany.
The saw-mills at Corvallis lost a large
number of logs dining the freshet.
The recent rie of the
Dalles was about twenty
Columbia at the
The contract to construct the Oakland
bridge has been let to Mr. Geo. Conn.
'it is stated that Mr. Ilolladay will re
turn to Oregon in two or three weeks.
The Randolph mines on the beach at
Coos Bay are again paying well.
A very handsome desisrn for th? new
Trinity church is on exhibition at Port
land. St. Stevens Chanel, of Portland, is fo
have a fine pipe organ, the finest in the
The Oregon and California railroad will
be completed to Oakland by the 1st of
A number of brick buildings are to be
erected in Eugene during the coming sum
mer. During the year 1871 there were sixfy
eight marriage licenses issued in Lane
The schooner I'.lnorah came over the
Yaquina bar the other day drawing 17 A
feet of water.
An insane man named W. R. Beach,
from Salem, was taken to the Asylum last
The road from Roseburg to Scottsburg
s in a worse condition than it has been
for some years.
Hon. Geo. Helm delivered an address
before the Ilarrisburg Democratic Club on
1 Tie Democratic County Convention of
Benton will be held in Corvallis, March
The Democrats of Linn county are up
and doing. A number of clubs have been
A voting man from Oathlamonf . W. T..
named C. Moe. died very suddenly at
Portland last Sunday.
Two beef steers belonging to Wnt. J.
Ilerren. of Salem, were drowned at Port
land last Monday.
Marion is getting to be n town of impor
tance. Two fights are said to have taken
place there last Saturday.
A horse belonging to J. Dougherty, of
Portland, was backed ofT the wharf and
drowned last Tuesday.
Mrs. Miller was announced fo lecture
again al Portland last evening. Subject
Man. his past, present and futuie.r
vessels arriving in the Columbia river
from California, so as to prevent the
spread of the pestilence to Oregon.
Watchman Phelps, of Eugene, found a
girl baby one day last week. lie has not
found the unnatural mother.
S. Elsworth. Esq.. with his family, of
Eugene, proposes to take a visit to the
Eastern States in about a month.
Keithly. a strap gamer, was convicted
at Portland hist week and sentenced to
make brick (or a year at Salem.
Forty head of sheep, belonging to M.
L. Savage, were killed by dogs on Tues
day last near Lake Labish.
A man named Kraft, lately from Port
land, a srardner by vocation, died sudden
ly at McMinnville'on the 18th ult.
Mr. Keliv and' others propose to build a
plank road from East Portland along the
base line road to the Sandy river.
The Oregon Steam Navigation Company i
commenced receiving freight for Umatilla
and Wallulu last Tuesday.
The track of the Oregon and California
railroad is now completed to a point
twenty-one miles south of Eugene.
The upper-fendom of A Ibany is stand
ing on its head in view of the buzzing ru
mor of a double wedding shortly.
The Good Templars of Yamhill county
will run one of their members for County
Clerk, irrespective of party nominations.
The O. 'c C. Railroad Co. want nineteen
hundred thousand bricks to build a round
house and machine shops at Junction City.
A couple- of Jacksonville attorneys in
dulged in a fisticuff fight in open court,
and were each fined one $10 and the
A subscription paper is being circulated
in Salem to raise the means to induce the
Railroad Company to run the cars iato the
town. A good move.
A nice young man in Errgene-Cify is lo
receive a watch from a lady at the expira
tion of one year's total abstineuce from
the use of tobacco.
The farmers living near Bethel. Polk
county, propose to "organize a farmer's
club. "The farmers of Yamhill contemplate
organizing a similar club.
One Chinanwn was killed, and t wo oth
ers badly wounded, by and an embank
ment caving in on them on the railroad
above Eugene City, on the 2Gth.
'ueneCiiy paper says that Joaquin
has received an offer of S8.0UU to
deliver a course of lectures in Boston, and
that he has accepted the offer.
P verv ex-Treasurer of Benton eonn-
ty. has bought a drove 01
rf itrivin"- them to the
cattle ami talks
country next spring.
The City Council of Albany last Tues
day ni-'ht accepted the resignation of
Mavor Cranor. and re-elected bun. imme
diately by a unanimous vote.
A lady, while on her way to Astoria,
last week, created quite a sensation on
board the Dixie Thompson. It is propos
ed to call it Dixie Thompson Quinn.
Mr Harvey Cole, who lives near the
mouth of the Sa.iam. lost 120 head of
sheep by the flood, and several head ot
cattle. The loss of sheep embraced every
head whicli be owned.
A Scio correspondent informs the Dem
ocrat thai the freshet up in the Forks was
very damaging. Scio was inundated, one
house floated off, and the bridge at that
place badly demoralized.
The Santiam has cut a new channel and
turned from the bead of the ditch that
supplies Salem with water, and conse
quently, when the river falls, Salem will
be without its usual supply of water.
The Governor has called the attention
of the Health Officer, at Astoria. Dr.Dodd,
to the prevalence of small-pox in the East
ern cities and its presence in San Francis
co, injoining a careful examination of all
The Mountaineer of the 21th ult., says :
The Columbia river at this point has raised
during the week to about twenty feet
above low water mark. This is some! hing
rather extraordinary for this time of the
Dr. Xevins. of Mobile. Alabama, and
formerly of Pennsylvania, has been called
to the Rectorship of Trinity chinch. Port
land. He has telegraphed his acceptance
and expects to be here on or before May
A man with three small
com nan vinr the remains of
wife, passed through Albany last week. on
his wav to Beuna Vista. The smallest
child was an inlant and the man was with
out means. A sorrowful sight.
The largest crowd that ever assembled
in Salem, on the occasion of a sociable,
was on last Thursday night, at the Opera
House. The affair was gotten up by the
members of Capital Lodge, and was pleas
ing in every particular.
M,- Jncob St tzel. O. U . U. I . ot Uie r
der of Good Templars
of this State, has
commissioned Father William Harms". l
Wasco county, a? State Deputy G. V. C.
T. and State Lecturer. Father Ilarman is
one of the oldest Temperance workers on
the Pacific coast.
It is staled that the corpse recently sold
at the "dead-horse" sale of the O.S.N,
omiemv. was the body of a man named
John Clark, who was hung by the vigilant
committee at Boise City about three years
a"-o. There appears to be some doubts as
to the truth or this, however.
A Transportation and Manufacturing
Company was organized at Lafayette on
last Saturday, for the improvement oHhe
Yamhill river, stock. $50,000. Incorpora
tors Dr. J. W. Waits. J. T. Hembre, Dr.
E. Popp'.eton, A. R. Bnrbank, John Bud.
J. K. Sampson, V. M. Redding.
An Albanv paper says: An examina
tion of the family grocery stores of this
city show that ail the vegetables now be
ing used in this market are supplied by
California. Among them we note onions,
onion sets, cauliflowers, celery, turnips,
carrots cabbages, potatoes, etc. This is a
bad commentary upon the industry and
enterprise of our Oregon farmers, and is
a state of facts that should not exist.
The Portland papers of last Wednesday
contain a synopsis of the lecture delivered
by ex -Governor Curry on the pioneers ct'
Oregon. The report "is very interesting.
Speakitt"- of the newspapers on this coast,
he said : The first newspaper press on
the Pacific coast was si-1 up at Oregon
Citv. iu February. 1SB5. The Siectator.
the" first newspaper, was issued twice a
month. The Free I'rtss was started in
April. 18-18. at Oregon City, worked on a
press made in this country, using display
lype made of wood.
Finances of Victoria a
In Montanna. for the
o in a vtrv sat-
vear 1870. the
farm products amounted to l.G7t;,Gt;9.
One firm this winter in Montanna lost
over S iOO.OOO in stock, from the severity
of the weather.
Capt. Houghton was found dead in
Wells,. Fargo Y. Co.'s otlice, at Boise City,
on the 12th ult.
t -lC .l -TT.l.
isuners wno eseapeu iron lue jua.10
penitentiary a tew days
ago have all leen
Dr. Ti imble has been
of the local Legislature
of British Colutn-
A steamer lias been chartered to pro
ceed to San Juan Island to relay the tel
William Htintinglon. of Cowlitz, is lec
furing at towns on Puget Sound ia oppo
sition to woman suffrage.
All Olympia is athirst. The County
Commissioners have refused to grant any
licenses tor Ihe sale of liquors in the town.
No grfit damage was done fo the North
ern I'acitic Rairoad by recent rains. A
few land slides occurred, but no heavy
The Democratic Committee of Idaho
have calied a meeting and will fix the
lime for holding their Territorial Conven
tion. A telegram received from Walla Walla
states that a man named Charley Ward
had been shot and dangerously wounded
by a parly named McAllister on the 2ith.
. Judge Shepbard, an old Oregonian but
at present eduor of the Boise City Ib-rald.
is lying dangerously ill in that city, and
bis recovery is pronounced doubtful..
The rating at the R-rruvicipa.1 electkuis In
Salt Lake City on the 12th ult., 4.58
were cast in all. D. II. Wells, the Mor
mon candidate, received 4.410. S. S.
Walker, the Gentile candidate, received
."47. Scattering, R. II. Roberts, 1. This
don't look as if ttKre was a very large
Gentile force ii? Salt Lake City,
The Kalama Deacon says: On Wednes
day la.it Mr. J. L Ilalle-t, who has rjeen
awarded a contract to build thirty miles
on the northern extension, left here for
Puinphery's, whence he is going to in
spect his line-of hw- intended operations.
We hear that be Intends to commence
work with a large lorce as soon as favor
able weather will warrant.
Alabama MATTfiis. A dispatch
zin from asiiingtou, says :
The Cabinet was in session about two
hours to-day. The reply of Secretary
Fish to Earl Granville's note is not yet
completed, though the points are agreed
on. The American statement of tSv caw
will not be altered, by the treaty lull pro
vision is made for an amicable adjustment
of all differences which
the parties have
pledged themselves to
diet lor a fully perfect
accept as a ver
and final settle-
ment of all claims.
At a meeting held last night, nnder the
euspicesof the American Peace Society,
to discuss the Washington treaty , Re verdy
Johnson made a speech of two hour's
duration, in the course of which he said,
it was clear that preferment of conspfpu-n-tial
claims by the United States before
the Geneva Convention was not contem
plated by the High Commissioners. Un
der the terms of the treaty there were
three modes of settling the latter; First.
England should consent to permit claims
to go before the Geneva Commission, and
if that decided it had jurisdiction of the
question, it would reject the claims. Sec
ond. The withdrawal of the claim by the
United States, He would advise such
withdrawal. Third. The postponement
of the subject to tiunre negotiations.
A London special of the 2fth, sa-ys
Germans are again arming. Two corps
are ordered to be in readiness. The
ennse for these preparations are the great
activity of political parties at Versailles
and the possibility of a changed govern
ment of France. Germany reserves the
right to decide as to any new govern
ment ibere. Should She deem such gov
ernment as unlikely, either by inclination
or incapacity, to execute the treaty
peace, there will be another invasion.
General News Items.
Joaquin Miller has been Iecturinr; in San
Francisco, with fair success.
A society is projected in Xew York for
the suppresiou of obscene literature.
A deed one Imndred and thirty year
old was recently presented for record in
A dispatch of the 2C!h says that tho
Union Pacific Railroad Is again blockad
ed. Francisco Genneve lias been recogniz
ed as Consul for Chili for the Pacific
Three weeks will probably elapse before
the New Orleans irpeciul Committee will
make their report
The New York City charter of the Com
mittee of Seventy pas.-H.il the Assembly
by u vote of S'J to 28.
A conspiracy to burn the Presbyterian
Church in Miller Place, Iong Island, ws
discovered and frustrated-
Abratn Real, for eightetn years pat
agent of the New York Prison Associ
lion, died on the 25th'.
A private telegram from Baltimore on
the 2rith. States that Father Casky, Yicr
General of that diocese, is dying.
T. B. Merry, well known in Oregon. hM
been admitted a an attorney at Yreka,
California. Good luck to him.
Mantone Hoard, cashier of the Ithodo
Island National Bank. U accused of embez
zling $20.1.000 of tint institution's fundi,
A dispatch from Dutch Flat. Cal.. sry
that on the 21th an immense bUtst ot 700
keg 1 of powder was exploded at once by
an electrical apparatus.
The admission Convention on the 2fthr
declaring the right of suffrage for all cit
izens of the United Slates. male or female,
who are residents of Utah Territory.
Th- tr3;l of Crens-haw. engaged in tbo
recent Chinese rrot at Los Angeles, result
ed in his conviction of manslaughter. It
is a test ease for 20 others.
The wife of Moses 11. GYinnel! died at
Geneva. Italy, on the 22d. She was a
niece of Washington Irving. The re
mains will be brought to Tarrytown for
A Washington special says r No effort
will be made at present to negotiate a
loan abroad, and parties now in London
representing the Treasury Department
have been ordered home.
A Washington dispatch to the Ifcrahl
says that our Government has authorized
an offer to be made- to t ie Gladstone n ii
istry to settle- th? Alabama dispute for
fifty millions of dollars.
On the 25ih. the American Iron Work
at Pittsbuigg. owned by J-ones t Mc
Laughlin, and the most extensive in
America, wen; partially burned. Los
from $200,000 to $'JO(;,000.
The Germans are organizing Ward
Clubs in every Ward in San Francisco,
with the determination of taking an act
ive part in the eoming Presidential cam
paign as independent Republicans.
At the opening of the 17. S-Owrtrnr
New York on the 2fith. Judge BFa'chford1
charged the Grand Jury in particular re
lative to smuggling, bribery in public of
fices, and locking up money by the banks.
The Very Rev. Henry Benedict Coskey.
Vicar General and Administrator of the
Archdiocese of BaT'Tmore died at the,
Arch-Enisco; ill residtne on ti e 27tb, or
pneumonia, in the sixty-fourth year of
The Germans held a meeting nn the
27th ult.. in Sap Francisco, at which it
was resolved for active participation in
the coioing Presidential campaign. It i
nnders-too! that the movement will be in.
concert with that cf Carl Sclmrz aud oili
er Independent Republicans.
A New York special says Rev. Dr. L. D
Huston, a distinguished Methodist clergy
man, of Baltimore, is now on trial before
the Church ant hoi itiea. charged with ih-
seduction of a number of young gi
If is said the investigation, so lar shows
that there is little doubt of his gaiilt.
Counsel of the United States before thn
Geneva Arbitration, are prepai ing ihr'r
reply to the case to be submitted by
Great Britain. They think England will
finally consent to arbitration, but the
Gladstone Ministery will be out of pow
er before she reaches that determination.
The House Committee on Commerce
agreed seven against two - on recom
mending of appropriation doubling thit
China mail service. This recommenda
tion and combination with the friends of
Atitr.l?;ta s-u!r.4dy it is believed: insure
the success of both measures.
J. II. IIacketr confidential clerk of
Lnwenstein's dry goods establishment at
Memphis, has been arrested, charged
with embezzling some $7.5.00( worth of
Government bonds ami a large amour?
of laces, sf'lks etc. a considerable portion
of which was recovered from a woman to
whom he made presents.
A diapafch from Eureka. Nevada, under
date of the 25st nt.. ay - Yesterday
man with small pox broken out on his fac
went into a saloon and sat down among a.
crowd unconscious of his disease, ami
walked to the post house alone. Them
re now thirty cases in town, with nianr
doubtful, which, nvay develop into the dl
ease. A Convention f the German-American-Association
-of Connecticut was held on
the 26th inst. They discussed political
matters, and decided not to nominate any
ticket to be supported by the members of
the Association at the coming electiom. '
Resolutions were passed complimentary
to Senator Schurz for his efforts for pol
Tribune's Washington special says the
Slate Department has two cases on hani '
in whieh two prominent American Ministers-
charged in general terms, by power
to which they have keen sent, with of
fenses of lik-e character to tfexwc commit
ted by Cataeazy. The Spanish authorities
have- ea?sed representations to be made
that Minister Sickles has taken such part
in the discussion of Spanish politics as f
give great offense to them at Madrid.
Deputy Marshal McCairsland" left Far
go, on Redriver, Minnesota, on the 18th
inst.. with four prisoners to take to Fort
Pembina. When near Grand Forks,
abont ne hundred wules noyth erf Vargoy
two of the prisoners escaped. McCaus-
land gave chase since when nothing has
been seen or heard of the three. No doubt
they perished in the storm, of the 23d
.n, 01- .ucuMsiana was Joullv dealt with
ry uie two desperadoes. A party
started in search.
During the late war a certain Semtor
from Multnomah county. Oregon, enqnireii
of a friend : -Any news, from the seat of
war?'' "O. yes," replied b 13 friend. ;'but
the army remains in statu quo."' ""nere
is that," said the Senator, then apparenliy
recoliecting himself, "O, yes, I remember,
just below Richmond!"
The above is fro the TP.
Jlorn, jnihllshcd at Vancouver.
We would lite to know wlifch of
the Senators got that offDoIph
or Powell ?
Tbree"buodred dollars wasrecet,n
at a picture sale in San Francisco for 1
t.view of the falls in Oregon
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