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OFFICIAL PAPeR '0 CLACKAMAS COUNTY
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Otqsob City, Oregon ,
March 8, 1372.
Clackamas County Democratic Convention-
The Democratic Convention for Clacka
mas county will be held ia Oregon City.
Oregon, on Saturday, March 23, 1S72.
for the purpose of selecting seven dele
gates to attend the State Convention; and
to place in nomination a county ticket to
&e supported at the ensufug election, arl
transact such other business as may come
before the Convention. The County Com
mittee recommend that the primary meet
ings be held on Saturday, March lfi, 1S72.
at the usual places of voting. The follow
ing is the representation to which, each
precinct is entitled, in said Convention :
Oregon City,.. 8 I Springwater .. . . 3
Upper Molalla,, . . .3
Beaver Creek, . .
Lower Molalla,. .
Grant Stock on the Pecline.
From our "Washington corres
pondent we learn that Congress
lias fairly entered on the Presiden
tial campaign,, and that the United
States Senate is ihe arena. In that
body, day alter day arc arguments
and debates which will form the
principal material for the approach
ing canvas?. The opponents of the
Administration keep up a spirited
-warfare, and give the defenders no
peace or rest. They keep up the
fire and pour hot shot into the ene
my. These attacks on Grant and
his friends cmcnate entirely from
Iicpublican Senators, and are a
source of much vexation to Mor
ton, Conkling & Co., the special
champions of Gen. Grant. They
demonstrate the vulnerability of
the Grant Administration, and
every day shows how corrupt those
in ofiicc have become in, the last
few years.' The develonements in
the Senate from time to time since
it met till the present, have been
most damaging on Grant's pros
pects for a re-nomination, and if
he continues to lose strength during
the next fwo months as he has in
the past few weeks, his defeat at
the .Philadelphia Convention will
be certain. There is no question
that there is a large division in the
liadical party, and this fact must
bo apparent to every thinking and
observing politician. As evidence
in part of this, we find the folio w
cing in the Cincinnati Cojiunercial,
a leading Ohio liadical paper, and
we invite attention to the language.
The views expressed in this extract
are very generally entertained by
ao large and respectable class
of liepnblicans throughout the en
tire country. It says :
The call tor the Cincinnati Convention
lias a tendency to divide the party. Thou
sands of liepnblicans, all over the coun
try, who did jiot just exactly like Grant,
but did not know where else to iook for a
President, are now anxiously looking to
the Cincinnati Convention tosnpply their
In view of this division in ihe Repub
lican ranks, what is the duty of the Phila
delphia Convention '! In face of the great
dissatisfaction, which finds expression all
vr Ihe eountry, with the present Ad
ministration, and with positive evidence
that Grant's nomination will divide the
party, and seriously jeopardize the re.-nlt
of the election, wlil the Convention be
blind enough to nominate him?
We think not. We think it will take
Into nccount the momentous importance
of keeping the party united, and will
nominate some man ho will be satisfac
tory to both wings.
Let them nominate Schuyler Col fox.
General Cox or Judge Trumbull either
ot these gentlemen, and many others,
would unite the party, and the latter
might draw many Democratic votes, while
his long ane consistent career in Congress
would be sufficient guarantee of his loy
alty to Republican principles.
Six weeks or two months ago Grant's
nomination was considered almost a fixed
fact, but to day nothing is more uncertain.
Thousands have changed their minds since
the New York Custom ll&use investiga
tion commenced, aud their will be contin
ual charging as it becomes more clearly
apparent that Grant's nomination, will di
vide the party.
Your primary conventions on the
IGth inst. Let every Democrat at
tend and see that good aud trust
wort y Democrats are selected as
delegates. Organize Democratic
Clubs in every precinct, and keep
the fire of Democracy burning
brightly uutil the day of election.
With nuked action and a rood
ticket, we will march on to victorv.
The people have weighed the Rad
icals in the scales and have found
them sadly wanting. Work and
stteeess will crown your efforts.
To Tiikow TiiKii Porn. The
contest between Dave Thompson
and W. A. Starkweather's friends
for State Senator, is becoming so
warm that it is rumored that they
arebothtobe thrown overboard,
and a new candidate taken up.
Our Radical friends may as well
give up the contest if they do not
have Dave Thompson's trickery in
A Partial Telegraph-
While the rascality of the Xew
York thieves was being unearthed,
the telegraphic dispatches contain
ed scarcely anything else, Recent
ly a most important and damaging
investigation has been going on by
the Senate Committee in the affairs
of the New York Custom House.
Our eastern exchanges are filled
with gross outrages perpetrated by
the Administration thieves, yet we
find scarcely the subject ever men
tioned by the telegraph. The rea
son of thus is apparent to every one.
The manager of the telegraph is
one of the proprietors of the Xew
York 2yites, a Grant organ, and
has no doubt received large sums
to defend the Administration.
While the Times and Simmonton,
the manager of the Associate Press,
were ever anxious to expose Tam
many rascalitjT, we find them now
defending aud screening a more
outrageous fraud upon the people.
The motives which actuated these
fanatical and dishonest partisans
were political and not for any good
they were intended to do the peo
ple. If they were honest, they
would expose corruption wherever
found. There is no reliance to be
placed in the telegraph, and the'
truth of the enormous Radical steal
ings has come by way of our East
papers and correspondence. TVe
long since learned not to rely on
anything the dispatches say on po
litical matters, and this last bare
faced rascality of its manager is so
palpable that we hope no one will
hereafter be deceived. Xo wonder
Grant wants the Government to
buy the telegraph. He know to
what base uses it can be put.
A Shaki' Thick. Some time
since a little Radical rascality was
discovered over in Washington
Territory, in which the Governor
had a hand. The appropriation of
Government funds by him was so
plain that the people would not
rest until he Mas removed, and
loud were the demands for it. In
compliance with this, a nomination
was made by the President for his
successor, but, notwithstanding,
this was several months since, no
confirmation has has taken place,
and Salomon still is Governor.
We are reliably informed that this
was all a "blind" as Garfielde is
good on "blinds"' and that it is
the purpose not to have the ap
pointment confirmed, so that Salo
mon will retain his position. This
is a nice little game to deceive the
people, and keep a proven eorrup
tionist in place.
CoXO KJiSSI O X A I- E I.K.CT10 X. It
will be observed by our Washing
ton letter of the 3d tilt., that Con
gress has passed the Apportion
ment bill and also the bill provid
ing for a uniform election in No
vember, throughout the country.
This bill docs not take effect, how
ever, until 1S7G, consequently all
the talk of au extra session to
change our mode of voting has
been useless, as Oregon is in the
same condition as she has hereto
Wash rxorox Li;n.-Er:s. We
publish to-day, to the exclusion of
much other matter, three Washing
ton letters, which have accumulat
ed in consequence of the blockade.
They are highly interesting, and
will well pay a careful reading.
These letters are written expressly
for the Extkkckisk by a gentle
man of experience. We hope they
may be more regular hereafter.
Waioi. The contest for the
nomination of Clerk and Sheriff
on the liadical ticket is rather
warm. There are something less
than a half a dozen candidates for
each position, and each one of them
thinks that he will get the nomin
ation. They may as well keep cool
and not hurt themselves. The peo
ple of the county will have a ypice
in the matter, and they don't pro
pose to elect any of the Republi
can nominees not this time.
Pamial. Senator Corbett has
introduced a bill to make appropri
ations for the improvement of the
Willamette below Portland and the
Columbia. Why did he not make
an effort to procure a little assist
ance for the upper Willamette,
which needs it badly? Hon. J. S.
Smith secured a small appropria
tion for this purpose, and that is all
that has ever been obtained.
Ixdvstkioi's. There is consid
erable industry displayed by the
Radical candidates for office. We
learn that every aspirant has been
through the county, " interview
ing" the delegates. A rather in
teresting time may be expected tomorrow.
Our Special Washington Letter.
Washington. Feb. 3, 1S72.
Editor Entkiu'kisK : 1 fear that the
constant interruptions in mail communica
tion to Oregon this winter, will tend to
lessen the interest in a regular correspond
ence from here.
Since my former letter was written, the
Apportionment Bill has passed both
Houses, fixing the number of members of
the House of Representatives at 283. and
making the provision for a uniform elec
tion in November 187C, and not Scvernler
1872. as yeportevl by the Judiciary Com
mittee of the Senate. This bill as passed
leaves your State just as it was. I do not
know ii Congress will change the time of
holding your Congressional election or
not, for this year. Your Senators and
Representative are devoting all their en
ergies to get the Portland and Salt Lake
Railroad Rill through. They have much
to contend with. Roth parties seem dis
posed '-to lock the stable dorr after the
most valuable horses have vamoosed."
The speech of Mr. Slater, in the House,
last Saturday, was one of the ablest deliv
ered on the railroad question for years in
Congress, a copy of which you no doubt
received. The statistics contained in his
speech, should have the effect to remove
the. prejudices of all thinking men. lie
shows the wonderful increase in the wealth
and population of the district of country
where laud grants have been made since
the era of aid to railroads was inaugura
ted, and it seeuis to me hH yoskieu. are
unanswerable. His remarks appear in
full in the Globe, and members of Congress
will have opportunity of reading them in
full. Resides the speech, Mr. Slater is
a.-sidious in his efforts with members in
dividually, and as you know, he is a gen
uine worker, industrious and persevering,
and I hope success will crown his exer
tions, because no bill has been presented
to Congress for aid stronger than the Tort
land and Salt Lake Railroad. It is well
guarded, and presents strong claims. It
is of national importance, and will bring
into the Treasury in a very shun period,
from a touree that now yields nothing, a
very large amount of money, whereas, ii
this measure is rejected and no road built
the Government will not, perhaps, get one
hundred thousand dollars iu the next
twen'y years from the sales of public
lands, Pass this bill and the settlement
of that section of country is a fixed fact,
and all the public lands now unoccupied
and unsnrveyed. will be sold and the net
proceed-i go iuto the Treasury to assist in
pajingolfthe present bonds aud public
debt. The people of Oregon may rest as
sured that all that can be done for this
railroad measure in which they are so vi
tally interest, will be accomplished by
their Senators and Representative.
Roth the Republican and Democratic
parties are getting iu. earnest for the next
Presidential cainpaigne. The truth is, the
fight has begun, and the belligerents are
throwing hot steal into each other every
d iv. As in a former letter I stated that
the Democrats had gotten the Republicans
on the defensive, yet their adversary is in
disposed to yield any ground, and light
with vigor, winding off the assaults with
considerable skill. It is in the Senate
where the Republicans have the most ob
stinate defenders. Willi such bold and
unscrupulous leaders as Morton and Conk
ling it is difficult to get javelins through
their tough hides, and they withstand at
tacks with stubborn obstinacy. Not so in
the House. Daws, the ostensible leader
there, has neither a tough hide nor a di
lapidated conscience, and therefore is very
vulnerable, and lA-mocrals iu the House
have been able to make greater headway
against Grant and his partners than has
been affected in the Senate. There was a
time when Ren Rutler stood up for the
great present-laker, but there being a
screw loose between the two lately. Ben
does not feel under any obligation to de
fend hiin. The trouble with Gen. Duller.
I believe, was that he did not secure from
Grant one of the appointments as
Counsel to Geneva to settle up tiie busi
ness growing out of the Treaty of Washing
ton. Every day's occurrences strengthen
the hopes of the Democrats. Tbss week
an election was held in Philadelphia to fill
the vacancy created by the death of a
Senator. The Senate of Pennsylvania is
tied, and much interest was felt in the re
sult both in the State and here at the
Capital. The majority of the Republican
Senator who died was something over
7,000 votes. The Republican elected this
week has a majority less than one thousand.
This is very significant, when the fact is
considered, that the difference in 1870 be
tween the Republicans and Democrats in
Pennsylvania was less than 2.000 votes,
and this race was a contest between the
Grant and anti Grant Republicans. Col.
McCuse. the defeated candidate is out
with a card charging that - repeating" to
the amount of 1JJ00 votes was done in
this election, by which he was deleated.
He contests the election.
The Liberal Reform movement is at
tracting much attention. The National
Convention meets at Cincinnati, May oth.
1S72. The impression gainsground every
day. that this proposed Convention is to
have a controlling influence in the Presi
dential election, that whether the Demo
ciats unite on their candidate or not. that
as a third p-irty they are a potter, and will
by no force of circumstances be driven
iuto the support of I'lyses S. Grant for a
second term of the Pres-ideury.
The Custom House investigation in New
York by the Senate Committee is still
progressing, and the developments are
damaging Gen. Grant's prospects for a re
noniination. and here and there you hear
the observation dropping lrom Republi
cans that the reuomination of Grant will
generate more opposition than any other
Republican, and some of the leaders are
looking around for another probable can
didate that can be run without so much
severe opposition. Rut the office -holders
are too near Philadelphia to permit Grant
to be overslaughed.
Senator Sumner presses his Supplemen
tal Civil Rights bill with his usual perti
nacity, and insists upon it as aa amend
ment to the Amnesty bill. This action of
Sumner is a little bitter pill to his Radical
associates. Yesterday be told the Senate
that the negro voters in the United Statt-s
had become e. poiccr, and he warned the
friends of Grant, that if they failed to pass,
his bill giving the negroes free ingress to
the hotels, railroads, theatres. Ac. that they
would bolt the party, ami set up for them
selves. Sumner is an unrelenting and bit
ter hater. He never forgives. Grant he
hates and dispises. He will stop at noth
ing to defeat him. His object is to alien
ate the large negro vote lrom Grant, and
he thinks that by the refusal of Grant's j
special friends in the Senate to vote for his
amendment or Civil Rights Bill, he can
get the ne-ro vote polled against Grant.
1 am convinced that such is the wbo.e an
imus of his present nction. Chas. Sumner
would like to be run for President, and. ll
a candidate, will receive the entire negro
vote. He will be content, if his running
will defeat Grant.
Congrt-ss will adjourn on the z9th of
May. It is a party necessity, and there
fore will take place on the dy named.
The House is showing commendable in
dustry by getting the various appropria
tion bills through much earlier than here
tofore. Whilst, the Committee on Vv ays
aud Means is die most important commit
tee in the House, they will do next (o
nothing this session. The Committee on
Pension has become a very important one.
and has au immense amount of labor to
perform. Thfie never has been a more
liberal Conmittce on Pensions than the
present one, and it is dealing with liberal
ity and justice to the soldiers and their
survivors. The red tape about the Pen
sion Rureau disgusts the conniry. The
truth is. since Grant has come into oflice
there is less attention paid to public busi
uess than has existed in any Administra
tion in my experience. The officials are
most incompetent, und ignorant of their
duties, and hence have no politeness.
They are -puffed up by their brief au
thority." aud make asses and fables of
W-vsuiNo ton, Veil 10, IS72.
Editor Exteupki.-k : Yery little of gen
eral interest has taken p'ace in Congress
since my last, except the passage of the
"Education Bill," which provides 'that
the net proceeds of the Public Lands are
forever consecrated and set apart for the
education of the people." I enclose you a
text of the bill, by which you can see most
of its provisions, and judge of its merits.
If properly carried out with honest inten
tions, free from political interference on
the part of the General Government, it
will be of great advantage to the States
and Territories. This disposition of the
sales of the Public lands in no wise re
stricts the right, of Congress to donate any
portion of them to aid railroad enterprises.
The Senate Las been engaged during
the past week in diseussing Sumner's
amendment to the General Amnesty Rill,
and severed Republican Senators hive
dealt Senator Sumner heavy Wows. The
opinion is being entertained that the ne
groes now have about as many privileges
as' white men, and that Sumner's bill, if
passed, would confer greater privileges
than the superior race ever asked or en
j yed. The iiegroes- are bold and threat
ening in their demands, and utter loud
complaints against Grant and his friends,
and if Sumner's amendment does not pass
a large number of the colored brethren
will bolt the Republican nomination. As
before suggested, this is what Sumner is
There is some excitement here over the
dissatisfaction in England in regard to the
American demands growing ont of the
treaty of Washington. The question may
become a complicated one between our
government and Great Britain. War. just
now would be into Grant's hand. Daily
he is becoming weaker and his opponents
stronger nod more determined iu their
hostility. The democrats are in improved
.spirits, and mean to make the fight with a
confident hope or success. The party here
are gratified with the encouraging intel
ligence the receive lrom Oregon. The
harmonious action of the democracy of
your State, and the firmness they display,
gives evidence of success to your ticket
iu June. The organization of Ihe party
in every county as suggested, is highly
important, and should net be neglected.
Let it be thorough and complete. The
next Presidential election is of moment
ous importance to the democrats, and a
lew votes may determine the result. Let
Oregon in June next roll up a rousing
majority for the demotratie State, ticket
and such a good result will encourage
and animate their political brethren
throughout the nation. Let the Democrats
of Oregon buckle on their armor, and go
into the fight to win. They have only to
will it, and victory is theirs. The Repub
licans of your Slate go iuto the contest
with great confidence incited by their
success last September in California, but
I feel that the Democrats are made of
sterner stuff than the gutter-snipe:" along
the streets of San Francisco. The honest
yeomanry, of which Oregon mostly Con
sists, form opiuions deliberately, and
maintain them. The Republicans will be
disappointed in the calculation that out
lays of money and promises of govern
ment patronage can buy up the ptKjple of
your State when an important election
comes off. There is no question that a
strong effoil will be made by Attorney
General Williams and his friends to re
store him to the Senate, and the Adminis
tration will wield all of its patronage in
your section ia his favor. This you inav
expect, and therefore prepare for it.
The indications here point to the re
nommaliou of Grant and Colfax at Philadelphia-
in June, by the Republican con
vention. Senator Wilson of Massachu
setts would like to be Vice President, and
a strong etlort will be made in his favor.
The Liberal Republicans will undoubted
ly make nominations at Cincinnati in May.
The nominees will probably be Trumbull
of Illinois, for President, and Gov. Curtin
of Pennsylvania, Tor Vice President. The
Democrats will hold a convention and
make nomination. St. Louis is the place
as most probable where the convention
will be held. Public ooinion is fast set
tling down on Thomas A. Hendricks of
Indiana, as the Democratic candidate for
the Piesideticy, and no one is named as
yet as (he man for the Vice Presidency.
It is believed some prominent democrat
from Pennsylvania or New Jersey will be
selected. Senator Hendricks j3 ia ;,e city
at present, and there is quite a large num
ber of prominent democrats from all parts
of the country at the Arlington, and it is
believed that they are in consultation ov
er the Presidential question. We may be
able to ascertain in a few days wish some
define eness. what conclusions they arrive
at. The prospect is certainly belter than
in ten years for the success of the demo
crats, and the Republican papers iu all
sections veo;inize the danger their party
stands in of defeat.
Washington just now is decidedly the
gayest city in the Uuion. Receptions and
brilliant parties come off every night of
the week, save on Sunday. Never was
extravagance so much indulged in. and
the wonder is. where does all the money
come from to keep up such large outlays.
Some attribute the source of the funds to
some such operations as the --syndicate,"'
which Secretary Routwell so highly favor
ed in the negotiation of the recent loan.
The Secretary's action received a pretty
severe riddline from several gentlemen in
the House, prominent among whom were
T- . - - ... r 1 - . 1 ,-
Karr of Indiana, Beck, of Kentucky, and j
Cox of New York. In transactions of this
kind, the Secretary of th Treasury has it
in his power to make till of his immediate
friends rich, and in turn when he goes out
of oflice, they make him rich also. This
was the case with Secretary McCullough,
who went into the Treasury a poor man
and came out a millioniare, from opera
tion? in the sale f gold and confiscated
cotton. He is now a banker in London
and a prominent "syndic. ' Boutwell has
kept one hundred millions of gold in the
Treasury unemployed for about three
years, and the people having been taxed
to pay interest on that sum all these
years, when the money ought to have
been used in extinguishing so much of the
public deb, and thereby lesseu the bur
dens of the people. But he preferred to
place it in the National Ranks, run by his
favorites and friends, where it is operated
on by them. That Routwell has given
these favors, there is no dispute, and by
that 'means, he is laying upe trasures for a
rainy day aud himself. It is an outrage
ous abuse, and should be corrected at
once. All cl these abuses will receive a
severe overhauling in the approaching
canvass, and the people certainly will un
derstand how those in power have abused
their trusts, aud will hurl them back to
obscurity from which they sprung.
More Land Approvals. Inportant
; to Settlers on Link River Southern
There was received at the Executive
Oflice Salem, last Thursday says the Her
akl. the following telegram, from Mr Gil
fry, who is now at Washington:
All the State lands (500.000 frant) in
Oregon City Land District, except one
list, approved. In Rosburg District,
lists 4i and 51. and Township 38 South.
Range 1) Last, approved. Balance sus
pended for short time, but not on on ac
count of conflict with lands withdrawn
This information is most important, as
it evidences a decision in favor of the
State locations of lands for rail roads;
and shows that our Executive will secure
the full right of the State to ull ehe has
located under the several grants.
The approved lists 4i and 51 are, we
learn, State lands in Lane county : and
T. 38 S. R: 'J E. is the very important
township, embracing the Link River Set
tlement in ths Klamath Lake oountry.
The Oregon anil Califuittki Railroad sur
vey lasses directly through this township,
and crosses Link River, near lower Klam
ath Lake; so that the approval of this
township was a test tpiestion. as to wheth
er Railroad withdrawals would carry away
State locations. This region was set
tled upon by parlies claiming under the
State, and consequently, this approval
will be hailed by them with gratification,
as now their titles are secure.
What Nov? Some time since
we statcil upon the authority of a
gentleman who had been at Wash
ington, that the liadical party in
all probability would "plit" up.
Some of our cotemporaries ridicul
ed the idea, and considered such
an event impossible. How does it
look to them now since the call of
the Liberal Iicpublican Conven
tion at Cincinnati? It appears to
us as though there was a "split"
and that events have proved the
correctness of the statement.
A i j o u i : x m n x t. Latest a d v i ees
from Washington state that Con
gress will adjourn cn the 29th of
May. This has been found to be
a party necessity with the Iiadi
cals, as the anti-Administration ele
ment in Congress is daily bringing
to light some damaging disclosures
of corrupt ion. The GVrsrrt dynasty
is doomed to an early death.
IV XX. From all parts cf the
county we learn that the liadical
primary conventions were anything
but harmonious. In some of the
precincts the "set up" was so ap
parent that many concluded
that they had no business in such
company, and took their hats and
went home. The cliuqe has the in
side on the delegates.
Rkmock.ytic Ticket. The Democracy
of Baker county placed in nomination on
the 20th ult., the following excellent ticket
for the ensuing election : Representative,
J. R. Ostein; Sheriff, J. II. Shinn; Clerk, L.
B. Ison ; Commissioners, II. W. Estes and
D. R. Schofield; Assessor, William Quirir;
Treasurer, G. W. Parker; Coroner, Dr.
Snow ; Superintendent Schools. James
Wisdom. The following delegates to the
State Convention were elected: U. W
Lake, J. B. Griffin, C. G. Chandler, A. IL
Brown, 11. B C. Burch and James Odell.
Ax Aulk Sr-KKcn. Hon. J. H. Slater de
lived a most masterly speech in Congress
on the 27th of January, on the importance
of the Salt Lake and Portland Railroad.
We regret that we are unable to publish
it entire. We shall probably m ke ex
tracts from it hereafter. Mr. S. is paying
especial attention to this important subject,
and it success is possible, he will attaia
Modkst. We have received a pamphlet
of aboot thirty pages, containing the argu
ments of Victoria Woodhull, Mrs. Stanton.
Miss Susan B. Anthony, and other he-hensr
in regard to their right to wear the
mentionables, with a request that we pub
lish the same. We are always willing to
comply with the requests of females when
they are reasonable, but this is rather too
much for us, and wc are forced to decline.
Fic;i:kks. At the last election for mem
bers of Congress, the Radicals had 2,799,
775 voles, and the Democracy 2,780,501.
Radical majority, 13.201. This shows a
rather formidable strength, and with the
disaffections existing and daily growing
wider in the Radical ranks, this small ma
jority will be easily overcome. The Dem
ocracy will have a complete triumph this
fall if tbey but act the part of true men.
Make ui CVuns. Wc have put
the price of subscription to the
ExTEnr'Kisi-: from the IGth inst. to
June 11th, at fifty cents. We hope
our friends throughout the State,
and especially in this county, will
make up clubs for the campaign.
Corvallis has 400 school children.
The number of school children at Dal
las, Polk county, is 232.
The wife of Sheriff Matheny of Marion
county, died on Sunday last.
Two hundred and fifty bags of mail
were received by the Idaho.
A new Encampment is to bo instituted
at Albany this evening.
The Postoffice at Salt Creek, Polkcouu
ty has been discontinued.
The Democrats of Luckiamute precinct.
Poik county, have organized a club.
Seed oafs and potatoes throughout the
Wallamet Valley are very scarce.
John L. Starkey, an old citizen of Sa
lem, died in that city Sunday evening last
The Oriflamme is advertised to sail foi
San Francisco to-morrow at -1 o'clock.
Petersburg is the name of a new towi.
just laid off six miles east of Roseburg.
Geo. E. Cole is at work ia Douglas
county securing the rights of way for the
C. II. Smith, of Salem, died very sud
denly of heart disease cn Wednesday eve
Governor A. C. Gibbs has received his
commission as L'. S. District Attorney for
The mill of the Virtue Gold Mining
Company near Baker City is running day
Messrs. Elkins have
their splendid flouring
mill at Lebanon.
on the Santiam river.
J. Raxter, of Independence, Polk coun
ty, lost 200,000 feet of logs during the late
Mining prospects in Eastern Oregon for
the com'.ng season are of the most flatter
Iloppy, convicted of rop hy Portland,
was sentenced, by Judge Upton, to the
Penitentiary for five years.
Merchants in the mining Districts of
Eastern Oregon expect a good trade this
year, as water will be abundant.
Julius Caldwell, the man stabbed by
James Weaver on the 21st of D.-eetwber,
died at Oakland last Friday evening.
The Statesman learn a that a s-toi e was
lately broken into at Monmouth ami par
! lies are under arrest charged with the act.
The ewKtrael for carrying the m-vif be
tween the Dalles and Upper Oebwco val
ley has been let to D. P. Thompson,-ot
The residence of John Stewart, one mile
north of Corvallis, was destroyed by tire
on the 5th. Losss $G,O0a; histued lor
Three prisoners confined in the Albany
County Jail made their escape from '.hat
instituiion on Friday morning. One was
Messrs. R. F. Dowell and Jesse Apple
gate. Sara J!;iy's bondsmen, have been
sued by the State to rcovcr the sum of
J. C. C rouse Las leased the linn- Cwm
ty Fair grounds for one year. a;d de
signs offering some haniiso:ie purses for
the J une races,
In the suit of D. J. JacroM against A. B.
llnllock, for $10,000 damages, the jury,
after an absence of a few minutes, return
ed a verdict i& favor of plain-till for $'.$2.
The lady managers of the First Ladies
Hebrew Benevolent Society, of Portland,
are making arrangements for a grand cal
ico ball toVeheld about the 2.3i'h ia-t.
A little daughter of John Corrmngham.
who lives near Brownsville, fell into a
pool of water in the yard a few days
fin.e and was drowned. She was three
years of age.
Frank Anderson, charged with murder,
and Joe Brannan, oi a charge of arson,
arrested in Portland on a requisition from
the Governor of California, weie taken
buck to California on the steamer Idaho.
In Dougla 3 county last week. Layfay
ette Mi'ih'r. n youth of I( or 17 years, who
has been in poor health, attempted 'recent
ly to shuffle off Ins mortal coil by taking
a dose of strychnine. ILs recovery is
Several young men residing at ?5i-iisa-mute,
were arrested for larceny a few
days ago nn! taken to Benton for trial.
They had stolen a quantity of bridles and
halters, and turned horses loose lor the
purpose of playing a joke on some neigh
bors, who returned the joke by causing
their arrest. One of the ar res-ted parlies
paid a fine of $25. after which a com
promise was effected.
Following is the apportionment of Dele
gates to which each county is err-titled in
the Democratic State Convention, which
meets ftt the Dalles, on April 10th :
Clackamas. . .
Cobjmbia. . . .
Multnomah . . .
Washington . . .
. . . 7
. . .8
. . .7
. . .5
Commissi ox IiEPO-kt. We have
received a copy of the report of
the Committee which was appoint
ed bv the last Legislature to ex
amine into the management of our
State affairs by the late liadical
administration. The report makes
100 pages. We have not yet had
time to read it, but judging from
the way the liadical press assail it,
it must contain some damaging ex
posures of corruption. We shall in
all probability have occasion to re
refer to it before Ionr.
WiTiimtAwx-. J. M. Frazcr, the
present County Clerk lias with
drawn from the field for re-nomination,
and left it clear for some half
a dozen other aspirants.
The Corvallis Gazette has called
three times on the Radicals of Ben
ton county to organize, yet they
don't organize. There are not
enough in the county to organize.
General News Items.
Governor Ilolden, the North p,Pnr
Radical thief, declines the M7nLefp
Ex-Jndge Terry, of Brooklyn, has sued
the Brooklyn Evjle for $10,000, for alleg
JThere is fonnd a deficiency of about
SS00.OOO in the general fund account ot
the city or Brooklyn.
New York Fish Commissioners aro
stocking the streams of the whole State
with Salmon trout.
During tbe past eighteen years fifty-four
boats have blown iid on Western river
killing 3,083 people. " '
Judge Joseph Cnr-Lman, a resident of
Olympia since 1852. died at that place
last week at the age of 65.
Whisky, beer, and tobacco paid $1,315
08 SG United States revenue iu the Fourth
District of Illinois last year.
A Richmond dispatch states that John
T. W. Haley, collector of taxes and ubout
f C.0OO, are mining.
James Risk's horses,, carriage, etc.,
were sold at auction recently. The total
amount received from the sale was $50,000.
Devine, alias "Chicken,"' was sentence
to be hung on the 2(Uh of April, in San
Francisco, for the murder of August
Colonel Lotham, a prominent lawer of
Paris. Tennessee, was shot and instantly
killed in a difficulty at Henry Station,
Tennessee, on the 5th.
Ex-Congressnan Stokes was sentenced to
pay a fine uf fifieen hundred dollars and
costs, for having prosecuted a clainj
against the Government while a member
Hon Thoman M. Brown, a distinguiuh
d attorney of New Albany j Indiana, re
turning home from his affic on the 5iu,
suddenly fell upon the pavement and ex
pired almost immediately.
The Kuropeon powers now having com
mercial treaties with France, will sdiortly
send to the Government at Varaailles
protest against the imposition of a tax
upon raw material.
The Agricultural Convention held re
cently in Washington, ad op-ted resolution
that Board of Agriculture hv rstablished
by th Legislature, in the State wbere
they tJo njt already exist.
In the ease of Jamn) B. Newby. atfor
ney from Oregon held to- answer, in S.mr
Francisco, ou a charge of risdemeanoi by
obtaining money from a clitma on false
pretence, the Grand. Jury igifored tho
A Cln-cinnatf E)ipflx?r special of th
"ih says eleven busituhoHit';iml dwell
ings at Mason Siation, ou the Miirfreesbro
arid Louisville railroad, were- Jt-rffroToI
bv tire Yesterday, The loss will reach
A Raleigh, N. C. dispatch says intelli
gence is received of the killing of Henry
Berry Lowery, chief of the outlaws, by
his brother Stephen Lowery. one of the
gang. Stephen confesses to the deed and
reports ia pe-rstvn to- the atrthotities tvS
A telegram from Medicine Row says
train No. 3, of March 1st i at Sherman
now audi. rot much prospect of tln'irgt-t-ting
thfough for u day or two. No. 4, of
t!ie 1-t. went east last night and is at R ek
ereek. Snow iu the cuts there is worse
t uin ever.
A dispnch from- Sioux city, dated Marc fr
oth, says that there is a great e.vcite herk
here over the reported discovery of im
mensely rich gold fields in the Black Hill.
Dakota Territory. Many fine specimen,
h ive been brought here which were o!
iained from the digging.
Horace Greeley says in the Tribune of
the 2d. in coimn-nting upon the conduct
of memb-ers of Congress in the case of
CJtrk. of Texas, that he regards the nomination-
of Grant unad visable. for the rea
son that he is invested with such barna
cles as Clark and Leet. and is responsible
for the corruptions.
The Iribune a' leges that some merchant
who are criminated wiih the Governmvnt
o-1iei;!s by their testimony in chc- CusUxu
House Investigation Committee, are now
being subjected to vexations suits fur tei
zure. The firm of Clark l Shultz. who
are of this class had their books overhaul
ed in a manner which the Tribune aaj
Two girls, each sixteen years of nfT
were arrested in Chicago on the .Mb.
charged with highway robbery, having
garroted ami robbed, of money and jew
elry, on Sunday last, Catherine Rwrns.
: The young exponents of woman's rights
held her up and went through her in reg
ular fo4p:t H.ylt and tiartutened hT
with death if she squealed.
A letter from Scnffletown, N. C. give a
fill account of the Lowry gang of outlaws
and desperadoes. Sixteen murders h.-v
ben committed and over three hundred
robberies, atrd not a man lost to the band.
They live in swamps and rea mongrel
race, being a mixture of Indiana, negroes
and low whites. The leader of the band
can neither read nor write.
A New OrTean-s drspateh f .rth nnrn :
The Legislature has adjourned sine rfiVJ
Several plundering schi-ems passed, and
but very little was done in way of reform
before the Senate adjourned. Lieutenant
Goverenor Pinchbeck, was called on for
speech. In response he took occasion to
say tint the Legislature wns. in bin opin
ion, the worst rver assembled, and ex
pressed satisfaction at its final termina
rreseofr, Arizona, dates in the 24th nit ,
say Ibat. the Appache3 have been very ac
tive. A cattle raid was made in Chico
Valley, and another within nine miles of
I'reseoH. At Masso Tampo Creek a largn
band of warriors stole live horses. Two
Indians were killed and wounded. Twen
ty savasres- attacked some hunters return
ing Bradshaw's Creek one was killed and
two wounded. Soon alter the Indians
stole all thp horses and stock on Brad
shaw and Walnut Park.
A Washington dispatch of the 2d says :
The war excitement over the Alabama
treaty has subsided. The English mail to
day carries out the answer of the Amer.
can Government to the British objections.
While it is known to be concilatory in
tone, it firmly holds that the interpreta
tion of the treaty is a question for the Ge
neva arbitrators, who become judges of
both law and facts. The American Gov
ernment withdraws nothing of Its case,
but will accept the arbitrators" judgment
on all points, including the question of in
Otj mammy Revels, old mammy Dunn
and several other distinguished nigger
wenches, mothers and wives of the pres
ent race of statesmen ore all understood
to be in favor of Woman's Rights, aa
preached and prayed for by Victoria
Woodhull, Mother Liver more and sister
Senator. W. R- Allison has been elect
ed to the V. S. Senate from Iowa in the
place of the hypocritical scoundrel Har
lan. It is said that this breaks the back
bone of a corrupt clique in that State.