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April 19, 1372.
Friday : :
DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET.
fSEO. U- IIKLM, of Linn County.
N. II. GATES, of Wasco County.
!. P. LAXE, of Douglas County.
JOHN BURNETT, of Benton.
1'or Judge of First District,
P. P. PRIM, of Jackson County-
1st. District J. K.Mel, of Jackson.
2d. District-C. AV. Pilt-li, of Lane.
3d. District .T. -S. Sha.
4th. Dist. -C. II. Uelllnger. of Portland.
5th. District "W. B. L.aswi-11, of Grant.
Clackamas County Ticket.
For State Senator,
JO II X 31 V ERS.
A R 'SHIPLEY. J. II. MARTIN , JOSEPH
Sheriff-A. F. HEDGES.
County Clerk ROBERT F. C A U FIELD.
County Commissioners, WM.. .SHARP,
Treasurer T. J. Mc CARVER.
School Superintendent A.. NOLTXER.
Assessor R. N. WORSIIAM.
Surveyor JOSEPH A. P.URNETT.
Coroner DR. II. .S'AFFARRANS.
Governor Grover will speak on tho
pending issues at (ho following times and
$1 ices :
Umatilla April 2'2d
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HON'. .JOHN HUUSETT.
The gentleman, whose name
Loads tills article, was selected at
tlic Dalles on the 10th inst r.s the
Democratic candidate for Conrestv
ZSIr. liurnott is an old citizen of
Corvallis, 1 Ten ton county, having
resided there for the past fourteen
years. The Convention could not
o have made a better selection. lie
is a sound reasoner, an able orator,
anil will present the issues between
the parties m fucIi a manner as to
be understood by all. AVhile we
do not claim for Mr. Burnett that
degree of vulgar wit, and read'
oratory which characterizes his op
pont, we know him to be a deeper
reasoner, a more honest debator,
aul a man entirely destitute of the
arts of political trickery to catch
votes, lie is. in his political action
as he is in his business relations
open, frank and honest. We have
known him long and intimately,
and we know him to be a true
Democrat, an honest citizen, a firm
fvieuvland his nomination has been
received with the highest degree
of satisfaction. Mr. Burnett has
held many positions of trust, and
at present is County Judge of
Benton comity, to which jKisitiou
lie was elected by nearly one hun
dred majoiity when most of the
liadical county ticket was success
ful in that county two years ago,
and he has discharged every duty
imposed upon him with cred-.
it to himself and the party
which elected him. lie is a man
pf the people and we predict his
triumphant election on the. O.d pf
June next, lie will make a good
Representative and will labor for
the best interests of our entire
Three hearty cheers for
BUKXETT, and 1,500
Joe Wilson said in his speech last Tues
day evening, that the taxes have been re
duced about eighty million per annum
for the '-last three or four years."' The
Government must have laised a teirible
revenue three years ago. A reduction on
taxes of four hundred eighty millions in
three years, and the immense amount
now collected, would show a prettv hand
some sum collected Iroui the earnings ot
people. Joe didn't expect the people to
belirve him, beaee he made the reduction
us large as possible with the expectation
that his heaters would make a consider
able reduction on what he said.
How do thev Like Ir. Joe Wilson, the
mornd Radical candidate 'lor Congress,
last Tuesday evening, after the speaking
was concluded, passed several hours in
the saloons drinking and tilling smutty
etories. That is rough on the God and
morality party. Huw do they hiie the
hypocritical conduct of their champion
The State Convention.
ELsewlievp will be found the full
proceedings of the State Conven
tion, which was held on the 10th
fast. The utmost harmony was
manifested by the Covention, and
a general and hearty acquiescence
expressed in the selection of the
standard bearers. The contest
opened about equal between
Messrs. Slater, Helm and Burnett,
and Mr. Hay den had a respectable
vote, but after the fifth ballot the
names of Hons. Jas. II.. Slater and
B. F. Hay den were withdrawn,
when the contest narrowed down
between Burnett and Helm, the
fovnifer receiving the nomination.
The annoucement was received
with deafening applause by the
delegates as well as the large as
semblage of (spectators. Mr. Bur
nett, was loudly called for, and
amid loud and continued applause
he took the stand and addressed
the Convention for a few moments.
After he had concluded, loud calls
were made for Hon. Geo. II. Helm,
who ascended the platform amid a
perfect storm of applause. He
pledged his hearty support to. his
successful rival, and promised in
unmistakable terms his- aid and
.assistance fur his triumphant elec
tion. Mr. Helm's remarks were
lauded, and thev
cevtaiiil v did him honor, showing
that personal defeat never throws
a damper over his zeal for the
cause of Democracy. WltLLe there
was apparantly a strong preferance
between the friends of all the as
pirants, when there suit was an
nounced, it was rei-eived with,
a unanimity which we have never
before witnessed in any Convention
in this State. The result became
the will of the entire delegation,
cheer after cheer echoed through
the hall. Alter Mr. Helm conclud
ed, Hon. Ben. Ilayden was loudly
called for4 who advanced to the
stand amid continued applause..
He said he did not propose to
make a speech, but promised to
give his hearty support to the
nominee, and to ilo as much to
secure his eleetio.u and the success
of Democratic principles as any
man in the State.
The names of Hons. 1 F. Lane,
of Douglas, Geo. K. Helm, of Linn,
N. II. Gates and O, llutnason, ot
Wasco, were presented before the
Convention as candidates for elec
tors. On first ballot the three first
named gentlemen were selected
M". Helm- receiving the entire vote
of the Convention, Mr. Lane 115
votes, and CoL Gates ST., The
result was highly satisfactory and
prolonged applause followed the
announcement.. The Convention
then proceededed to ratify the fol
loviugDistrict nominations, which
are all good and worthy the sup
port of the Democracy: Judge
of the First Judicial District, P. 1.
Prim; Prosecuting Attorney, J. It.
Neil; Prosecuting Attorney of the
Second District, C. W. Fitch, of
Eugene; of the Thin! District, J.
J. Shaw, of Salem; of the Fourth,
C. B. Bellinger, of East Portland ;
and VT. B. Laswell, of Canyon
City, for the Fifth District.
The Convention performed its
labors well, nominated good men
to bear the flag of the party in
triumph before the liadical party,
and we now ask every voter in the
State to give them that support to
which thev are iustlv entitled, and
success will perch upon the banner
o.f our victorious party on. the 3d
day of June next. The actions of
the Convention were harmoniaus
throughout, and we never witness
ed a more willing disposition of
acquiescence in the results than
was manifested at the Dalles. It
is a good omen, as it foreshadows
that hearty support and co-operation
so essential for success. Let
the voters now give the same ac
quiescence and our success is be
yond a question of doubt.
Judos Pkim -Judge P. P. Prim, of
Jacksonville.. was. placed in nomination
by the delegation from the Fust District
lor Judge. This is the fourth time he has
been honored by Ueirig placed in nomin
ation without any opposition. This is a
just compliment to an able and honest
Judge, and he will be elected by aa al
most enure vote of his District. No man
in this .State bears a higher reputation as
a Judge, and his abilities are acknowl
edged by all. We congratulate the citi
zens ot the Fiist District on being able to
secure his Services on the bench, and the
people of the entire State that they are
able to continue him n the Supreme
Bench. He is a credit to the legal pro
fession a ad ;.n honor to any position he is
called upon to all. His election is a lore
Joe Wilson failed, to mention the fact
the other night that h;s late State adminis
tration is now under eiht indictments for
stealing ihe people's money. lie did not
think that was particularly necessary, as
it might have had a bad effect o his pro
fessions of honesty for his party.
The Democratic Platform.
The platform adopted by the
Democratic State Convention has
the true ring, and will meet the
hearty approval of every Demo
crat in our State and throughout
the nation. It is short, plaia and
comprehensive, entirely striped of
all superfluous issues, and meets all
the vital issues now before the
people of oiur State. The firt
plank re-affirms the time-honored
principles of the party, and protests
in unmistakable terms against the
unlawful interference of Congress
in the guaranteed rights of the
several States, especially in the
matter of the elective franchise.
It asserts the right of trial by jury
and the right of writ of habeas cor
pus. The second plank is opposed
to every specie of corruption, eith
er in State, Federal or other. De
partments of the Government..
The third declares its opposition to
all privileged classes and privileg
ed capital. The fourth opposes
the present ruinous tariff system,
ami favors a tariff, not for protec
tion, but for revenue only. The
fifth expresses its just indignation
at the flagrant outrages pcrpx-trated
undei' th-a Kit Klux and enforce
ment acts. The sixth pledges its
faith to the people as against cor
porations and monopolists. The
seventh favors the appropriation
of the proceeds of the sale
of swamp lands for internal
improvements and the common
schools. The eighth, justly regards
the construction of the- Ltcks
as a "judicious and effective
safeguard of the commerce of the
Willamette Valley," and favors
similar protection for the commerce
of the Columbia river. The ninth
justly and very properly endorse;!
the State administration for its suc
cessful efforts in securing to the
State the grants of land which
otherwise would have fallen into
the hands of grasping corporations.
The platform is a good one, and
every Demorat can heartily endorse
the sentiments contained therein.
Joe Wilson, in his speech last Tuesday,
declared that .it wast, the Alabama which
drove our commerce from the sea. At
the close of the war. our shipping was in
goo 1 condition, but there being nothing
for it to do. it has gone down and become
worthless. It would have been an easy
matter to again have our commerce es
tablished alter the war. had not the suici
dal policy of the Radicals robbed them
of their employ merit. Wilson may gull
that kind of stuff dor. n Radicals who
have no better sense, but an intelligent
public will plact? the responsibility where
it belongs, and that is to the infamous
system of protective tariff inaugurated
by 'he Radical party to protect the rich
monopolists of the New England States.
Thk ilKA.sox. The simple reason why
the Radicals are makinj such a terril.le
fight against the Swamp act and Lock
bill is that both of these measures are in
antagonism to the interests of the owner
of the Radical party. The first gives the
State, lan worth about a million of
dollars, and the last opens the great trans'
portation interests of the Willamette Val
ley for the benefit of the producers and
consumers. Opposition to either of
these measures is in direct conflict with
ihe interests of the people. Which are
you in favor of. vo'ers of Oregodt ? Your
votes will tell on the 31 of June.
Dave Thompson atid fcriends are acting
with a party whose principal plank in
their platform is to prove Dave a -'school
fund swindler.'' lie is Ihe principal per
son to whom is due (he credit of procur
ing the passage of the Lock bill, and ol
course, is responsible for it. It is pretty
lougb when a man is thus treated in the
house of his professed friends. Dave
was even a delegate in a convention
which denounced him as a swindler."
Probably the passage of this plank in the
Radical party lias caused liim to go En: t
A Good Selection. The Delegates
from Washington, Columbia, Tidaniok
and Clatsop, placed in nomination lor
Joint Senator, A- Van Dusen. LVq.. of
Astoria. This is a most excellent selec
tion, and we feel confident that Mr. Van
Dusen will represent the district which
has placed him in nomination in the next
State Senate. He is an able man. and
wears nobody's collar. Cornelius who
sold himself long since to the proprietor
of the Radical party, will generously be
permitted to remain at home.
Us.vtilla County. The Deraocartic
convention of Umatilla has nominated
theJ'oUow ing ticket : For Representatives,
George A. La Dow and Jaryes Morrison ;
County Judge IL Y. Yocum ; Sheriff. A.
W. Xve : Count v Cleik, F. M. Crockett :
Treasurer, William II. Maishull ; Assessor
William Mitchell ; School Superintendent,
John Ingle ; County Surveyor. O. F.
i'l.nk ; Coroner. Dr. Morris : County
Commissioners, 11. C. Myers and
Failure. The Radicals, headed by the
'Tioss' of the Land Office, gathered in
uii force at the depot last Wednesday,
for the purpose of cheering Joe Wilf-on
off. They got up there, but the number
of the faith ftxls being so small, it was con
cluded not to -cheer." It was rather a
'cheerless'" atT.tir. and had the appearance
ot a funeral procession las it returned
Public Steaking. Hon. J?ohn Burnett,
Democratic candidate, and Jos. Wilson.
Radical candidate for Congress speak at
Albany this evening ; at Brownsville on
the 20;h and at Eugene on the 22J.
j4 COURTESY OF BANCROFT
I ITNIVSRSTTY' (IT? cat
Hon. John Burnett, Democratic
candidate, and Hon. J. G.. Wilson,
KadicnJi candidate for Congress,
spoke oti the political issues of the
day it the Court House, in this
city, last Tuesday evening. The
house was crowded to its utmost
capacity, and many were forced to
go away on account of being una
ble to secure even standing room.
Mr. Wilson opened the debate,and
devoted about two-thirds of his
time to finding fault with the
Democratic platform adopted at
the Dalles, and replied to some of
the arguments used by 2h Bur
nett at Port land, the night previous.
His speech was a combination, of
vulgar wit, buncome, and false as
sertions. .We have in other places
replied to the principal points made
by him in his effort to gull the
voters to his support. Mr. Burnett
took the floor ami replied to. the
main points made by Mr.. Wilson,
in a logical, dignified and gentle
manly manner. While Mr. Bur
nett is not as fluent in speech as
" Oily Joe," lie presents his argu
ments in such a manner as to carry
conviction to. the minds of his
hearers of his honesty and sinceri
ty.. While Mr. Wilson is a petti
logger in the full sense of the term,
Mr. Burnett is an honest, fair and
truthful debator. Every point
which Mr. Wilson made, which
was worthy an answer, was suc
cessfully met. Space will not al
low us to enlarge on this subject,
and we shall from time to time re
fer to Mr. Wilsons, untenable posi
tions as the circumstances may
require during the campaign.
Joe Wil.-oti. like all ihe Radicals, at
tempts to throw the responsibility of all
the bad acts of Johnson's adminis. ration
on the shoulders of the LVmyciacy. When
it is considered that the Radicals elected
Johnson, and that the moment he fell out
with Congress, a tenure of oCice bill was
passed by that body by which Johnson
was rendered powerless to get rid o!j the
Radical thieves, it will be readily seen
what responsibility even Johnson is under
for the immense frauds perpetrated during
his term of cilice. The Radical Congress
proposed to impeach him and remove him
from office because he even attempted to
remove some of the Radical thieves ap
pointed by Lincoln. This matter of re
sponsibility is loo fresh in the minds r f
the people, un-'i evwry man knows
that the Radical Congress forced Johnson
to submit to its dictates. He was entirely
powerless, as was: plainly shown in the
light between Johnson and Stanton, in
which Grant played a prominent and dis
graceful ju-.rt. and in tho contest was
proven to be tv.t only a traitor to his
friends, but a willful liar. These tilings
are yet fresh in the y.inds of the people,
ami Mr. Wilson's attempt to shlf respon
sibility, from his party thieves will only
have the effect to discredit his whole
argument. Je may pettifog, and think
he can ;ull the intelligent people of this
Stale, but he will find himself greatly mis
taken on the od of June next.
Joe Wilson read a lUx of articles last
Tuesday, which bad been mortgaged to
the State to secure the payment of a cer
tain note, given for brick sold from the
Penitentiary, to the amusement of the crowd
and the '-child lik"' sryj'.e over his own
countenance indicated c-ntire satisfaction
to himself, but notwithstanding the humor
it created, our readers wiU fall to see
where the laugh comes in when we as
sure them that that identical mortgage
has been paid in fail, atid the State has
not lost one dolUr. How different this
case from Major Berry 's. He sold enough
brick to build the Opera House, and let
the mortgage run out, or something was
wrong in it, and the State never got a
cent, and we are informed that a number
of other ' bricks'' were erected out of
brick laide at the Penitentiary during
Radical rule and no account made of
them. The parties who got the peniten
tiary brick are all good Republicans. Jt
matters but little to the people of the
State whether Mr. Walkinds had taken
any mortgage at all as long as the Stale
lias got the money. Rut the Radicals,
while they were in power, didn't pretend
to guard the interests of the State. They
e: e wa ching a chance to aid their parti
Will any Radical who has so much to
say about the -school fund swindle"' and
who favored the P. T. Company getting
the $125,000, please inform, us where that
H.uni was to corny from ? We were in
favor of the P. T. Company baying their
bill passed, but we knew the money
would have to cocae from this same land
it is taken from njw. Those Radicals
who favored the 1 T. Cotayany could
not see any '-school fund swiud!e,: :a that.
We are now in favor, our first choice
having failed, in getting the locks through
at any cost. They are the key to. our
valley and the party that, will throw a
stooe in the way of their completion. i3
an enemy to the best interest of our
State. We favored and worked Lard to
have the bill passed for the east side, but
we faihd in getting it. We want the
locks, and don't care where the money
comes from to build them.
Tillamook Coun tv. The Democrats
have made the following nominations for
office : Joint Representative. Dr. G. R
Davidson ; County Clerk, W. T. New
comb ; Sheriff, G. D. F,d wards ; County
Treasurer. W. Jobnscji ; County Assessor,
C. W. Smith ; County Surveyor, E. J.
Spralling ; School Superintendent, Jt. J.
As roon as Dave Thompson, a good
Radical, could sell his interest in the
Locks, he did so, and his followers are
now howling "school fund swindle." llow
cousjistcnt Radicals are.
Ou? Special Washington Letter-
Washington, March 30, 1872.
Editor Enterprise : As suggested in
my last, the split in the Republican party
in New York has assumed a formidable
shape, and will be fotuul in the following
Xsw York. March 21).
To GJtmtrl TFm. tft-osvenor, Otairutnn of
Vie 1-lrecutlve Committee of ihe Liberal
Ilrpithl'tcaft Coavtidhjii of Missouri,
Sir : We. Republicans of New York,
wi.-h to express our concurrence in the
principles lately set forth by the Liberal
Republicans of Missouri.
We make this departure from the
ordinary methods of party action from a
deep conviction that the organization to
which we belong is under the control of
those who will use it chiefly for personal
purposes, and obstruct free expression of
opinion upon important matters which the
gentlemen whom yon represent have laid
before the people ot the United State
We believe the titae has come when
political oifeuses of the past should be
pardoned; tht all cit .ens t-hould be pro
tected in ih-H enjoy Bjeot of. ihe rights
guarauteed to them by the Constitution ;
that Federal taxation should be imposed
for revenue and so adjusted as to make
the burden upon the i&dustry of the
country as light as possible : that reform
in. the civil service should be made which
will relieve political action from the in
fluence of official patronage ; l!e,t the
right of local self-government and tlo
foundation of American freedom should
be reasserted, and encroachments of Fed
eral power checked. We believe that tit
this time a special duty rests upon the
people tu da. away with corruption in
'1 he exposures, recently made in this
State have brought to light evils not con
fined to one party, nor to a single' locality,
and disclosed dangers more formidable
than any which the Republic has encount
ered. With the hope that the movement
begun in Missouri may spread through ail
the SLUcs and influence every political
party, we accept the invitation to meet in
national mass convention at Cincinnati on
the first Wednesday in May next, and we
invite all Republicans of New York who
agree with us to cooperate in our action.
Signed. Henry R Seidell. HORACE
G'RKELKY. Frederick A. Conkling. Wil
liam Dorsheimer, Sinclair Toucey. Sigis
mund K. iifman E. Rrackowzer. Ira O.
Miil-r, Edwin R. Reynolds. William H.
Brigs, Chailes W. Goddard, Waldo
llutch.li!:, Hiram Barney. Freeman J.
Fithian. George P. Bradford. Benjamin A.
Willis, Horace Bends, and Louis Lowen
thal. This has produced more excitement in
political circles here in Washington. among
a'l classes of politicians, than any former
action of the Liberal Republican party..
This move will be followed in other local
ities, and it is expected during the next
week that several leading Republicans,
who have not made avowals as to the
course they would take, will declare
themselves for the Cincinnati Convention
and against the Philadelphia Convention.
It is understood that Senator Trumbull
will at once take his position with Gree
ley and the Liberal Republicans, to be
followed by others h truly less distinguish
ed as leading: Republicans. There is a
fluttering in the ranks and the ofliee ladd
ers, who. always contrive to be o:i the
winning side, are seriously condemning
the Cincinnati movement. As the Con
vention meets on the first day of May.
tery little time exists for them, to make up
their minds. The Liberal Republicans
have iti-nevauis to nearly all tlu; Eastern
Slates drumming for recrnifs. and no
doubt exists that the assemblage, at, Cin
cinnati will b.e ty.emeu.dous in point of
numbers and influence, and. will show a
great defection on the part of those who
voted for G rant in 1 StiS. It is a signifi
cant fact that not. a surviving member of
Lincoln's Cabinet is for Gen. Grant's re
election, and that is true of most of the
late Prosiden.ts. f riend
The Democrats here are-cool observers
of all these facts that a?e transpiring
and keep their own counsels. No con
vention of the Democrats will beheld un
till both the one at Cincinnati and Phila
delphia come oi"r'. and they can then act
as the best iateivsts. of the party dictates.
My own judgment inclines to the belief i
that the Democracy trill, hue a tlnkrt of
their oicn. To this, it is acknowlt-dged,
many good Democtats are n.aw opposed,
and ate cf the opinion, that we shou-ld
unite with the Liberal Republicans. ;uid
endorse the nominations mado at the Cin
cinnati Convention, But. three million of
Demo;ratig voters will be very difficult
to lru).f?r it is impracticable. However
in this 1 may be mistaken. The strong
desire to get rid of ihe party now in
powtr is a basis that all good men might
UTiite upon. In. order to. accomplish this
result. 1 do not set why it cannot be done
by the existence of three parties in the
field. If the Liberal Republicans art;
sincere in their opposition to Grant, and
desire reform, they will stand by their
own nominations. This takes off a large
Republican element from the support of
the Administration. The.-e Liberals have
not been influenced in their present oppo
sition by the Democratic party. It did
not originate with the Democrats. They
have assumed their present hostility to
Giant on account of a want, of confidence
in him and his course as President. They
must have been aware that they would
nut constitute a sufficient number ofvot.-rs
to the Electoral College, of coarse, many
have urged the Democra's to fort-go a
nomination and unite with them. But is
it not asking too much from the Demo
crats that ouiuunib'",r them so largely.
The fact that tUey prefer an organization
of their own to union with the Democrat.
is rather insulting to the party. Hitherto,
win n Democrats became di-saddied with
their party they voted with the Whigs,
and so of th Whigs, they joined the
Democrats under iike circumstances.
These Liberal Republicans have seen
proper to take a different course, hereby
showing a want of respect and confidence
in the Democratic party. These, how
ever, aie expressions of opinions that
summoned this ques ion and tire given
for what they i?re worth, but with no dis
position to reflect upon the sino-rity or
patriotism of those engaged in the Liberal
movement. That a wide split in the
ranks of the Radicals is apparent, and it
is now conceded by the best friends of
the President to bo more formidable than
it was first supposed to tie. and it is grow
ing wider every day. Many it is true go
into this movement, who are out of office
and think they may get ia. The belief
that the re-election of Grant will result
in keeping in oilice the present occupants,
influences large numbers to go for a
change, and that will swell the ranks of
the Liberal Republicans.
Congress did very little last week, but
to get through ' the Senate- a tariff bill,
that it is doubtful whether It v'ili Ileet
the concurrence of the House. The re
duction by the Senate bill, it is stated,
will amount to about fifty million. This
will b.e a sensible decrease in taxes, but
all these premised reduc iot s have proved
deceptive heretofore-, when the amount of
taxes have been footed up. Tho couutrv
needs relief and it is hoped that the i
promise this time may Re realized.
A bill has prised tho Senate and will
pass the House, allowing your people to
vote as heretofore at the election in June
for a member of Congress, obviating the
law requiring Ihe vote by ballot. After
ihi-i ejection, the la: of Congress will be
operative in all future elections $or Con
gress and President in Oregon.
On acccuat of the dullness in Congress
during the, past week, the present letter is
necessarily briefer than, former ones.
Both Houses adjourned on. Thursday till
Monday, and most of the Eastern members
took advantage of the recess to visit theh
fa mi lies.
The Entkuthisk is received now very
regularly by your Representatives, but
your correspondent does not get a
The weather is- very pleasant in this
city, ami Pennsylvania Avenue is crowd
ed with peopje. and-many tray equipages
are driven through the streets, which at
tract much attention. There is not many
prettier drives than the Avenue affords.
Whet is quoted at GO cents per bushel
The Bent Devjr-it has entered its
The Insane Asylum contains one han
dled and sixty-twj patients.
The Circuit Court for Polk county will
convene on next MotnLi,.. the 2 2d iust.
The Willamette Woolen Mills intend
establishing a branch office in San Fran
cisco. Eighty persons, m;i'e and female, are
emoloved in the Willamette Woolen Mills
at Salem. All these are white persons.
The boiler of the steam-tug Resolute
bursted at Portland a day ot since. The
people on board were soo-r. fished o-ut of
A large force of workmen are engaged
clearing the timber from tha- lire ot the
Westside Railroad', south of Cornelius,
and graders will soon be set to work.
A wool -grower, at Sa'.em. who has
I. S00 head of sheep, sold hi-i wo d clip
duri ig '.he week for fWiy-six cents cr
pound 61,0;);) being paid' down.
The Odd Fellows of Port hi ad will cele
brate their anniversary on the 2titfi, at
the East Portland Park, and will not go
to Aurora, as hitherto announced
The Ifcrahl says that --several of our
country exchanges he;o found it neces
sary to enlarge in order to. publish- the
The action brought by 7. B Hrridley.
of the We .st S7tj against J. II. Uptou of
the Cornier, to restrain Cue latter from do
ing ihe printing for Yamhill county under
the Litigant Act. has b.eea, dismissed at
the plaintifi's cost.
The Jacksonville 'limes says: Great
activity in the wool market prevails in
Josephine county. Parlies lrom San
Francisco have been in, that county offer
ing prices ranging from oOfiiO cents a
pound tor this spring's clip.
The first mill stone brought to Oregon,,
i-i Ding in an old bam near the woolen
mills at S.ilem. tt was imported acEoss the
plains many long years ago, and as an
old relic should be preserved as it shows
the progress our S'ate has m .de with the
apse ot ears, tt is only about sixteen
inches in diarcetes.
A gentleman named Scheldt, aged S7.
and a resident of a neighboring town, has
just been made a happy father. We are
requested to Slate that he has no neigh
bors, and that Mrs. Scheldt U not in the
habit of attending calico p.irties. This
explanation is made in justice to aJI pal
Th Cf-rvalttis Gtzefle says: "The. peo
ple of Ore-g.on are almost wild on tbesu!
ject of wool, and some think it will go up
to almost fabu I an pricey. Other btt.iere
that it is about as high as it will ji-obably
go. On. last, Saturday J. R. Bay ley sold
to R G. Kline .;).idi pourd nt 55 cotrs
per pound. The Dr. had bought the
same 'It 4. id M.r. C.attw right at 50 Cents
According to the Cathoicc JSeunuel
there are. in the province ol Oregon, con
sisting of the Arch-Diocese of Oregon
City, The Diocese of Nestpialy and Van
couver Island, and die Vicariates of Brit
ish Columbia and Idaho, 72 priests. 110
Churches and chapels. 8 educational in
stiitttioiKs for girls and l."5 for boys, and
the Catholic Popula'ioii of the Province
ia about 50.00O. including upwards of 20,
The Radicals pretend, because- the
Democratic State Convention did not see
proper to put in a plank in their plat
form announcing themselves in favor of
railroad aid. th--t therefore the Democratic
party are opposed to the Salt Lake and
Portland rai'road. Had the Radical Sen
ators and Representatives in Congress
I tbored half as hard to secure that grant
as Mr. Slater has during tho present
session, no man can doubt but what the
effort would long since have proved suc
cessful. B.d the Ridical party w always
Jn favor of railroads when tbiy wish to
catch votes, but as as soon as the election
is over they forget their promise. The
Democracy ha shown its position on this
question through the actions of its P.opre
tentative. Hon. Jas. II. Slater. Actions
speak louder than p'at forms.
Thk Samk IIikam The Oregoi City
Entlrj'I'.ish says that the Cochran about
whom we mule inquiry is the veritable
llirau aforesaid, lie is in the employ of
the railroad, came from Washington Ter
ritory, and as induty bound thinks the
uk improvement a swindle."' Very
well. Now we suppose a mere supposi
tionthat S Do people of Clackamas should
elect (lie said lliramtothe State Senate,
i-rnj urijrut hnslnrss over in Washington
Territory should demand Ids attention;
business of such a nature that he must
needs leave his seat in the senate to at
t -n 1 t i': would not such a stateof case
wotk a serious inconvenience to the good
people of Clackamas? Cat supi-ose fur
ther, that his business over Washing
ton Territory shou'd prove to be of such
a nature sis to detain him for several years,
without the possibility of his return to
his .seat in the Senate; might not the peo
ple of Clackamas find it necessary to look
out elsewhere- for a Senator, meantime?
We should think, if such contingencies
are likely to happen, that the Republicans
of Clackamas had better not elect the
said Hiram. It might Ua bothersome.
We are reliably iiformed that Ben.
Simpson has been down to Portland for a
w ek to gt t lr.nds from his namesake
to elect him to the Legislature but as it
is a w.dl-knowu fact that Ben. S. will not
vote for Ge v II. Williams, the owner of f
the Radit-al-Gf-od Templar paity failed
to give him the demanded coin. Ben
Simpson rtet'i-afed Gibbs. six years ago.
and he and the '-Mercenary P.iigtde'' will,
if lhey have a majority in the Legislature,
defeat Williams and Cs.rbett both next
fall. Ben. S. wants to be, tj. S. Senator
himself. That's what's the matter.
M.u ieiors. The New York Sun mali
ciously says: "The family at the White
House will doubtless be delighted to learn
that Master Fred Grant h is received in
Europe, the full degree of homage, due to
his exalted birth-'.
Speech of Ex-Senator Xesmith
Gentlemen of the Convention :
I return you, my thanks for the honor
you-confer in selecting me to preside over
your deliberations. I enter upon thai,
duty with-a desire lo discharge it with an
honest imps tiality, at the same lime in
voking your-aid and forbearance.
I trust lhai your proceedings may be
governed by that spirit of friendship and
kindness so essential lo a harmonious re
sult to your labors, and the ultimate tti
tunph of your principles at the polls.
No Democratic Convention has ever
sembled in this State with more importai.t
duties and obligations resting upon its in
dividual members than is now committed
to your care Those duties and obliga
tions can only be properly disci a ged by
wisdom in council and energy in actions,.
We are beset by an unscrupulous ene
my, whose principles are spoils, and;
whose battle cry is plunder. Their princi-.
pal leaders are the renegades and lietna
gognes who have been purged from your
own ranks, and who now. in their nevip
sphere, feel the necessit yof exhibiting all
the hatred for their old friends, and zeal
for their new allies, which might chaiac-?-terize
a Judas or an Arnold.
Same ol these leaders, w hile acting with
the Democratic party, were ihe most ultra
advocates of the constitutionality and
divinity of African slavery, now recogujya
no high order of citizenship, unaccompan
ied by the woxly head. I lie ebony skin and;
the plan: '.grade foot. Their constitutional
theories and divine convictions have found
a ready market with that party who re
gard the subject of their former hatred as,
' a man and a brother.'"
Others of these renegades in this State,
who "fixed" themselves, by what they
snbsequet.tly regretted as a too early em
brace of Radical doctrines, now promul
gate ihe theory that ' the States have only
such rights as the Federal Government
may choose to accord to, them." and dem
ons! rttte their truckling to power by d
elating that " the. only objects of loyal"
and their allegiance are the flesh ami
blood and bones o.f the President in pow
er." When sach shameless abatidoment
of principles by the leaders is rewarded
with high places, what may not be expect
ed of their followers? It is with such
leaders and such followers, backed by tl
huge corruption funds, wrung from voter
own pockets in the shape of taxes, and ro
inforced by the monopolies of the State
with which you are now about to stand
face to fa.ee. Li ihe last two contests iu
this Slate you have met those leaders and
their followers, with all their Cjrrupt ap
pliances, ami vindicated your integrity
and your manhood by their overthrow.
The same integrity and honesty of pur
pose will again cause victory to perch
upon your standard.
Our enemies flatter themselves that thu
. defeats sutl-eved by our brethren in recent
elections ia other States will contiibute to
our demoralization here. Such arg intents.
I admit, if addressed to themselves, would
be potent, since their greatest fear is lhu
of being foil ml in a minority. With us, it
will b-; an incentive to renewed energy
and determination that constitutional lib
erty and tree government shall have at
leasj ojy last re! age-.
Some of our friends in other States, fr,T
fering under the tyranny and oppression-i
of Radical rule, have sought temporary
refuge in "new departures" and ass've
I poiL-ies'.' and while. I admit that "loyil
is-'fii irt.ui Ufmcstl-j tlirr uan Uiese ou--
tions. it seems to me that we..the inheritor
of that constitutional liberty and free
Government purchased by the bio 1 and o
toll to' our ancestors, liave no right to bar
ter it. or any portion of it away for a
questionable and temporary success.
V What we should yield now would hereaf
ter be a precedent for more eximrbi ant
demand. R it her th in !i if fer aw ty our
glorious inheritance by pi ee m-'l. I
would prefer to see it wrested from u-t by
foree. ami swal.owea up at one fejl swoop
in that vortex of consolidated Kvlur!
; usurpation which now so palpabJy stare
us i,i the face. Honorable death is prefer;--,
b.le to cowardly surrender. Phsjenis like
we may resurrect from the former, while
the latter can never be palliated r def. n
I maybe indulging in vain and chimer-.
ical hopes that our country will some day
again be governed by ihe honesty, intelli
gence, ami patriotic regard ft r the right,
of the citizens which characterized its ear-.
Her Administrations. The mill of tho
gols grinds slowly, but.it grinds exceed
ingly line, ami I still hope an 1 beiiero
that the time is not lar distant when tlo
people will, in their urght and their pow-i
er. hurl from political existence the cor
rupt i harlatani who arrogate to themselves
all of the vlrttre and intelligence in tho
land, and who, ia proof ol its profession,
have degraded the elective franchise to tho
level of negro intelligence and capacity.
The memories of the past, and the hopes
of the future, will eventually induce tho
American people to rebuke and hurl from
power an Administration whose only prin
ciple is plunder, ami whose only concep
tion of statesmanship and political power
is b isod upon a standing army, who ad
ministers civil liberty at the point
of the bayonet, wielded by the bru
tal force of a mercenary soldiery. If,
however. I am mistaken, and the present
corrupt and tyrannical reign is to be per-,
petual. may God have mercy upon whAti.
was once the Great Republic.
Misrepresentation was the order of Joo
'Wilson's speech last Tuesday. He stated
that Gen Sheridan took possession ot
Chicago, at the request of tb.e authorities.
If he had any shame or regard for truth,
he would never have made such a bar-.
faced false assertion.
fttrr.tshed the necessary aid to the city to,
secure its peace, but Sheridan, to display
his depotism. bad taken possession of tho
city and held it. Against this oatra;o,
Gov. Palmer strongly protested. It was
an insult to the people of Chicago.
While Joe Wilson baa much to Pay
about the honesty of his party, and dis
honesty of the Democracy, will be tell
how much money or stock Woods gt for.
accepting the Yaqnina, Dalles and Oregon
Central .Military roads before they were
completed according ti law ? The pcC
pie would like to know these little matters.
Effkct of Dkmocuatic Rulk. The rato.
of taxation in North Carolina for the com
ing year is less than four mills on the dol
lar or ZVs cents on every one hundred;
dollars, worth of property. This tax is,
levied by a Democratic Legislature, whose
economy has enabled it to impose so mod
erate a burden upon the people.
Radical OrrKE.s.siox. Wherever tho.
Radicals have got a foothold they have,
laid a heavy hand upon the people. Tbus
in Washington City, they have raised tho.
I rate of taxation in that city since 18.0,
from one dollar and seventy-five cents to.
three dollars and twenty cents on the one
More Sanguine. -The Boston corres-t
pondent of the Hartford Couranl (Radical)
says: "He who thinks that a party can
hold its supremacy in a government
which 13 run by men like Conkling, Mor7
ton. Carpenter, Chandler and Nye, with,
statesmen like Sumner, Trumbull and
Schutz protesting and proscribed, must ba.
more sanguine than the average of pec,-.
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