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OFFICIAL PAPER FO CLACKAMAS COl'MT.
Orssoa Vity, Oregon ,
June 7. 1872.
GEO. II. HELM, of Linn Comity.
X. II. GATES, of Wnsco County.
I. F. LAXE, of Douglas County.
The Contest 1Yon--Clackamas Coun
ty Redeemed aud Thorough
ly Democratic I
The Democracy of Clacl:mna
G county iVul a noble day's work last
Monday. Thev achieved a most
glorious victory. T'U-y liave elect
ed, after the Radical judges have
thrown out about 60 legal votes,
and rejected many other, besides
votinjx about 40 iUeiral imports,
their State Senator, Sheriff, Clerk,
otju Countv Commissioner, Trea.s
iircr and Assessor. This, under
ojrlinary circumstances, wouhl be
enough to satisfy any Democrat,
and the victory would be regarded
as most complete, were it not
that a fair return would have given
the. Democracy the entire county
ticket by from 'To to 200 majority.
ltit through the management of
certain parties, :in attempt is made
to defraud the people of a part of
o their justly earned victory. This
will not be submitted to, and the
Courts will be appealed to for re
dress of these outrages. Had there
been a proper return of Linn City
precinct, there would have been
52 more votes added to the Demo
cratic column, and in Milwaukic
precinct the Radical managers
yoted about twenty imports, who
are not citizens of even this State,
and who have already left that
0 place for parts unknown. Under
these circumstances, we regard it
the duty of the Democracy to test
this question, and get their rights
winch are attempted to be rested
from them by a set of unscrupulous
and dishonest hirelings.
While all the other counties
along the railroad have succumbed
to the outrages perpetrated by an
unscrupulous moneyed influence,
Clackamas has resisted, and gained 1
the ttrst victory for the past ton
years. She can claim the honor of
being the banner countv of the
State, being the only one which
has shown an increased strength
over 1S70. While we regret that
ilijk nff- r t ii il fiArl'lltit lull !
has carried the State against us,
wo have just grounds to rejoice
over our splendid victory m this
county, and we have won this vie-
3 tory in the face of all the corrupt
nniili.'i'iecs rnndo nsn of liv the
, m , i ii ,i i
Rai icals. 1 hev had all the ad van-
tage over us; they exercised it to
their best interests. Legal voters
o weiv rejected by them, and illegal
votes were allowed to be counted.
Nothing which could have been
done to defeat the Democracy was
left undone, and yet we defeated
them. Never was there a party
in power m any county which held
niore perniciously to itf life than
ihe Radicals did in this county,
but thev have met their doom,
and thu democracy of Clackamas
county are triumphant alter n
hard and continuous stru''rle
against a dishonest and unscrupu
lous opponent. All honor to the
noble Democrats of Clackamas,
They did their whole duty and
deserve all credit from their party
brethren throughout the State.
Plotting Against iliiu.
Attorney-General Williams left
"Washington on the 2'2d ult. for
Oregon to stump this State for the
Grant Radical ticket. There was
a time, remarks the Nashville Un
i;ns when Federal officials attend
ed to their duties and earner! their
salaries, -instead of dabbling in
local political contests; but that
wa-S before Grant came. While he
is thus away from Washington
serving his master, there are those
who are plotting for his place.
The Washington correspondent of
the Cincinnati Gazette writes, Apiil
"The same blighting influences
whien have made three changes
already in J.hc Attorney-General's
office are now at work to secure
the present incumbent's removal
from this precarious Cabinet posi
tion. It would appear that Wil
liams, is not acceptable to some
powerful administration element,
and, although his efficiency and
integrity are not questioned, he
has had reason to feel that his ten
ure in his present position is none
Clackamas County Election Returns.
The following is the official vote
of Clackamas county, thowing out
52 Democratic votes cast in Linn
City precinct, and 12 in this, be
cause the men were employed on
1'E.m. Congressman. ret.
John Burnett 741 J. G. Wilson. . .744
C.B. Bellinger. ..078 G. II. Durham.. GG7
John Myers 072 II. Cochran . ...CG5
A. Tl. Shipley f50 L. T. Bnri in . . . f,79
J. II Martin ;r2 N. N. Matlock .. (,77
Joseph Uingo. . .CGO J. D. Crawford. G71
A. F. Hedges 721 "li. Ramsby GOG
U. 1". Caufi.-ld . . . C87 Peter Poqnet. . G3G
Ontnty Co mm iss o nrs.
Wm. .Sharp G7G L L) Latorette. .082
John Sinvtcll. . . . 72 Warren Corby. C5'J
T. J. Mt Carver. .G73 Wm. II. Pope. .70
A. Xoltner Gi;o I. A. Maerurn . . 670
li. N Worsham . . 177 N. McConnell . . C55
J. A. Burnett G il L. Campbell .710
Jesse Coates 05 I F. Barclay G77
Dolly Vardcn Policy.
"While we do not -wish to reflect
on the the motives of our party
friends in the counties where they
placcd no ticket in nomination, but
supported what lias become known
as the Dolly Yarden policy, we
earnestly ask them whether they
are not now prepared to give up
such folly in the future? In Mar
ion ami .Multnomah they tried this
plan, and what is the result ? In
the former county there is- no
change for the better, but a d.efeat,
and that with an increased majority
on ihe State ticket; in the latter,
the county candidates are beaten
worse than they have ever been
before, and it gave Mr. "Wilson a
material stength. It is our opin
ion that had there been regular
nominations made in both these
counties, while defeat would have
been certain, they wouhl have
gained strength to the State
ticket, and besides retained their
organization in tact. This Dolly
Varden lesson should be a warning
to our National Convention. We
shall certainly be defeated by as
suming such a humiliating position
as a National organization, and we
cannot do worse by nominating an
open and avowed Democrat. If
the Democrats expect to gain any
strength from the Dadicals by
themselves supporting Republi
cans, they :ue mistaken, as these
two counties plainly show, while
hundreds of honest Republicans
will come to our support if we an;
honest and independent. WheA
the Democrats unite with Radicals
for success, it simply shows their
! weakness and inability of success,
m honest and open ii-nht.
j .ivc,s confi,lt.m:0 to our own party
ilxairt,n unii 10v.-s to 0ur oppou-
j t ns t j(at wo flro n)t f,,,;,,,, fur
and fishes' but for
principles. mis must ever ue ine
policy of Democrats everywhere,
rill . 1 1
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i ii inev u isu success. im- i in.s.s..
r , ,.,.:.,
expect confidence m our principles
prospects of success from our
: opponents, if we show by our
i i i
own actions that we have neither.
The election in Oregon i.s a complete
i iilorseiiK'nt o! Giant. The Presidential
caniparu opens with a State for Grant
which thi time four rears azo threw 1,
200 Democratic majority, Oregoukni.
And it would have thrown live
or six hundred Democratic majori
ty this time had it not been for
your corruption fund in hiring re
pcaters and purchasing venal and
degraded persons who were ready
to sell their dearest birth-right for
i your gold which is stolen from the
pockets of the people. Grant will
lose t4iis State this fall by the same
j majority by 'which Wilson is now
fraud uiantly elected. There are
not less than one thousand votes
cast for him which are illegal,
half of which number were polled
in Multnomah county for money
and by hired repeaters.
Claims Them. Ben Ilolladay's
organs are already claiming the
result of the election as an en
dorsemer.t of his every wish. Wc
haye no knowledge that the elec
tion decided anything of the kind.
It was simply a decision that the
j masses have become corrupt and
that money controls the result of
elections. The idea that a few
hundred repealers, paid and hired
to vote, decide the wishes of the
people is simply ridiculous, The
result is a disgrace to the people
who allowed such high-handed
outrages to be practiced upon
them. Time will make all things
Goon Pai'ei:. We have failed
to uoticu the Mountain Sentinrf
heretofore, published at La Grande,
by M. P. Bull. It is a good paper,
neatly printed and edited with
Success to vou, friend
Boasting his Infan-,
Dave Thompson, after he has
been defeated at the polls, makes
his boasts that Mr. John Myers
will be ousted from his seat in the
Senate. Considering the fact that
Mr. Thompson, aided by Gordon,
Johnson, Mitchell cfc Dolph, and
the judges in all the precincts,
could not beat Mr. 3Iyers at the
polls, and that, too, after he had
been closeted and associating with
the most dishonest hirelings, for
the past three weeks, who were
engaged under his management in
importing illegal voters, and
through whose influence the in
famous returns were made from
Linn City precinct, wc consider
this boast the highest decree of
impudence, and if Mr. Thompson
thinks that all the Radical Sena
tors elect are lost to decency, we
inform him that we know some of ;
the men who are elected that are
honorable and good men. Mr.
Thompson was the main manager
of the Radical contest in this
county, his first assistant being a
fellow called Jim Sheppard, and
with him and Geo. II. Williams'
corruption money he thought the
people of Clackamas county could
be again easily defeated, lie has
found out his mistake, and now,
having: been defeated and his power
in this county completely rested
from him, he will mak3 an elfort
to make the State Senate a party
to his dirty work. He is publicly
charged with buying votes and
hiring men to leave the county, he
is also charged with having tele
graphed for the 10 cattle which
wen; taken through the county on
a locomotive and attempted to
vote in every precinct which they
passed, under his instructions. lie
was in the first place discarded in
the county Radical convention as
unworthy of trust, and now he has
been completely routed at the
polls, against all his money and
tiickery, and yet he is not willing
to give it up, but openly boasts
that his infamous actions are not
yet complete. The people of
Clackamas county have repudiated
him, and while it may be humiliat
ing to him, he may as well submit
to it with the best grace he can.
Ii--u.f inr Outrage.
Last Monday a locomotive was
started up from Portland at 3
o'clock with a driver aud twenty
sheep, with instructions for them
to vote at every precinct they
could in this county along the line
of the railroad. Th?y came up
noiselessly to Mar-difleld, when the
boss drove his stock into the brush,
with instructions to come up to the I
polls single file and vote. They
did as they were instructed, but
after the first one had voted, the
Democratic judge of elections con-
j ,.1, (lu.i.,, u'.l- Lrtmi.l'ni.ri' n-.'.-m...
"""- lhvh v.min n-n-,
j and he challenged the next tool,
who had not yet got down low
enough to perjure himself for his
masier. The game was then
blocked at that place. The loco
motive then came up, and they
were ordered to get on, when it
came up to the lower end of town,
where they were again driven off
and ordered to -make an attempt
at this place by the Dolly Varden
looking boss, assisted by Jim
Ryan, who is somewhat notorious
in this place for his electioneering
proclivities; but they soon found
that a too close a watch was be
ing kept on them and they started
on up the valley. When they
reached Canemah, they found two
men there on the watch who had
been seen by them here, and they
concluded they had better hasten
up to reach the next polling place,
which was Canby. They got
there, but be it said to the credit
of the judges of election, they
were refused the privilege of vot
ing, and thev were again defeated
in their dishonest and disgraceful
purpose. It was now too late for
them to reach an' other poll but
Aurora, and we are informed that
the locomotive reached there
in time and the whole buncdi of
sheep were ordered to cast their
votes, which they did. This is the
way the Railroad interests were en
dorsed last Monday These same
sheep had been driven up to the
polls at Portland and voted there
before they left, probably four or
five times. The election was simp
ly a farce and outrage on the peo
ple. Apology. The election excite
ment is over, and we ehall be able
to devote more time to getting n
our State news items, which
we have, neglected during the past
month.. We promise a more in
teresting paper in the future to the
i general reader.
I COURTESY OF BANCROFT
Our Special Washington Letter.
Washington-. May 18th, 1872.
Editor Extepiuse : To show the des
peration of Grant and his party, the bill
passed at the first 42d Congress " author
izing tha President, at his discretion, to
suspend the writ of habeas corpus'1 was
" to expire at the end of the present ses
sion of Congress," now the attempt is
made to extend the same to March 4. 1873.
so as to give hini eutire control over the
elections in the Southern States this fall.
Gen. Butler, in the House, attempted to
accomplish this result, by declaring Con
gress in recess till the 2!Hh of November
next, thereby preventing an adjournment
this sxmmer, and terminating the power
given to Grant. But, the House by a
large vote passed a resolution to adjourn
June 3d. Iu the Senate, Scott, of Penn
sylvania, reported a bill to exteud the
operations of the Kit Klux law to the end
of the next session, and debated the prop
osition all yesterday. The Senate will
pass the measure, but the House will never
consent to the continuance of the law. It
is an outrageous pretext to interfere in
the elections in the Stutes, and meets with
no favor in the popular branch of C( n
grefs. Grant is making all manner of
overtures to the Democrats, but very few
indeed will be seduced from allegiance to
The excitement here in the States is in
tense and such a ferment in politics has
not existed since 1810. Every man, wo
man and child takes a hand now in politi
cal questions. The increased circulation
of new spapers, and the improved condi
tion of educational advantages both iu the
higer branches and common schools, has
made the present generation a reading
people, and general political inloim
atioa is more readily disst mina ed
hence the participation of all classes in
politics, and the lively discussion ol them.
Information on these subjects is not now
eoufiued as heretofore to Coiigre.-stuen
and politicians, but the whole people, un
derstand and decide political issues ac
cording to their own judgements. To
this is attributable the wide spread dissat
isfaction with iiepriblican rule, as illustra
ted by Gen. G rant's administiatioii. Un
less a great mistake is made he will cease
to be Picsident alter the -lih of March
next, lie begins to let I that and is exert
i.ig all the patronage iu his power to save
hiu -self. The corruptions of his administra
tion has digusted the people of ihe coun
try and they want no more of him. They
feel that he has ned the office of President
to enhance the fortunes of himself and his
relations and that he has not hesitated
to accept rich gif:s from those up
on whom he had conferred offices and
honors. In this business there has been
regular -barter and salo." No President
in the previous history of the Republic,
has so disgraced t lie high office. The in
dignation of the , American people is
aroused, and they mean to hurl from
power the maa who lias so basely demean
ed himself in the highest poi-i'.ioil a free
people can bestow.
The House ha-i been engaged closely
-ii the tarilf for the last two weeks, and
is now about through. If this bill shall
pass a reduction of at leat fifty million
wiil be made in the tariff and revenue.
The opinion prevails tiial this measure
will become a law. as they want to use
this as an argument in the Pre.-idential
election that the I Republicans have reduc
ed taxes. The ttuth is, that this reduction
has. in a. great measure, forced upon the
party by the persistence ol the Democrats.
The New England men resisted every
elfort to disturb the tarilf or revenue, ex
cept the repeal of the income tax. ll.il
for the Democrats and Republicans from
some of the Western States no reduction
of duties wouhl have been made this ses
sion. The country will see this, and very
little credit will be given to the Adminis
tration for the passage of the present bill.
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"U1"MI" i'"'" waa lu "P j
present high rates so as to give high value j
to bon is, aad enable him to benefit the
pet N.itional batiks iu which he keeps
large Government deposits. If a reduc
tion of fifty million is effected by the tarilf
and revenue bill, that wiil probably pass,
the Secretary ot the Treasury will not be
able to keep over a hundred million of
dollars hoarded as heretofore.
There is a" feeling throughout the whole
country that relief from Radical rule is
dawning that the corruptionists are go
ing under, and that honest men will get
the control of the affairs of this great Re
public. It is in the air il is everywhere.
It pervades all classes anil conditions.
The praye; s of good men everywhere are
xiared forth for such a glorious deliver
ance. Four years more of such a rule as
Graiu"s will ruin the country. It will be
brought so low in estimation, both at
home and abroad, that it will take half a
century to wipe out the di.-grace.
The Administration is in ditfieulty just
now in reg ud to the Washington Treaty
settling the Alabama claims alfair. They
have beeti compelled to make a square
back down on consequential damages'"
that was inserted ifi our case to be sub
milted to the Geneva arbitration. Eng
land contended that this class of damages
was not embraced by the Treaty ol
Washington. In this opinion many emi
nent publicists ol our country concurred.
Afier much diplomatic correspondence
iu which there was uo agreement between
the two countries, the President comes
humbly to the Senate to helu his bad
diplomacy oat and submits an additional
article to the Treaty for their ratification.
The worst feature in this, is. that the addi
tional article was found by Gladstone,
the Ri-itish, minister, and he graciously
suggests to the President that he must
take this bitter pill or end the Treaty.
Hitter as the dose is. Grant swallows it.
and requests the Senate to approve the
specific. The Senate in obedience to
public sentiment will ratify the additional
article, and extricate the commerce and
business of the country from the embar
rassments created bv the want of good
faith aud statesmanship of Grant and his
cabinet, lliii.jresntt as it may. Grant and
Secretary Fish -will come out badly dam
aged negotiators and diplomists. They
have been bunglers, and have proved no
match lor Gladstone aud Granville.
There seems a fatally attending all of
Grant's etforu in civil life, he is a com
plete failure, and no daubt, h deeply re
grets giving up the comfortable place of
General" ot all the armies of the United
Slates, to fill the place of President, for
which he has shown himself to be wholly
unfit. This part bas been demonstrated
both to himself andhe country.
The only thing that will prevent an ad
journment on the 3d of June, w ill be the
obstinate intention or the Senate to force
the House to pass the bill to extend the
operations of the suspension ot the writ
of habeas corpus to the 4ih day March.
1S73. The Senate has the power to keep
the House here, by refusing to adjourn,
and they may exert it. But, the opinion
prevails that the House will never be
forced into the passage of this outrageous
political measure. The passage of this
bill would arouse a great deal of indigna
tion all over the country, and it would
really be damaging to Grant, but his in
sane and revolutionary followers in the
Senate do not see it in that light. The
attempt to carry the next election by the
bayonet would cause a revolution. The
use of the military in the States of New
York and Pennsylvania in the elections
in 1S70. received the indignant protest of
Governors Iloflurm and Geary, and more
recently Gov. Palmer of Illinois, pro
tested against Sheridan's employment of
soldiers at the lime of the Chicago fire.
There was a time, just at the closeof the
war. soldiers were in some the States to
regulate State affairs, but now such a
thing will not be tolerated. It. will be an
evii hour if the President attempts to
control the next Presidential election by
the bayonet. Such attempts will meet
with as much resistance in the North as
in the South. It is hoped better counsels
will prevail, and that the people wiil be
permitted without interruption to ex
press their choice at the polls. It is the
prerogative of a iree people, and w o
to the man or party that attempts to in
terfere with it.
The anxiety in regard to the Oregon
election continues here, and it is not
doubted by the Oregon Democrats now
hero in Washington. th:it ytur Shite will
roll up a good Democratic majority.
The Kind of Pabulum.
"It is stated in Washington that
President (Jrant has been assured
from reliable sources that the lead
ing Democratic merchants and
bankers in different parts of the
country are anxious that the Re
publican party may triumph at the
coming Presidential election, as the
surest way of maintaining our cred
it and resisting anything like a
financial crisis, which they regard
as certain if tbeir own pa ty should
This, remarks the St. Louis
T is the kind of pabulum that
the administration papers are feed
ing their deluded readers upon. It
is probably false from beginning
to end; but even if it were true, ot
what significance is it? A bank
er's vote counts for no more than a
woodsawyer1s, while the latter is
by far the most numerous class.
it were made clear that
the banks as a class desired the re
election of General (Jrant, it would
have the effect of arraying another
class of men against him of fully as
much relative influence aud numer
ically tenfold superior.
Letter from iion. .!. 11. Slater.
Washington. D. C. M .v !.'. 172.
A. Noi.TXKt; Ih-tr Sir. I desire to
call your atteii'ioii to the bd lowing clause J
at'ache.l to the Deficiency -appropriation I
hi!! in Ihe Senate and its history in the
I louse, as follows:
y.c. 3. That all persons brn in the
district or country of Oregon, and sub
ject to the jurisdiction of the l"nited States
at this time are ci'izens of the United
States in the same manner as if born else
where in the United States.
My attention was first, called to it by
Mr. Shanks, of Indiana, while the hill was
still pending in the Senate, the bill having
previously passed the House. When the
bill came back to tiie House. I called the
attention of members of the House Com
mittee of appropriations to this amend
ment and objected to its passage.
Thionghrny interposition the committee
reported in favor of nori concurrence, and
the House thereupon non concurred. A
committee of conference was appointed
and the amendment, was reinstated and
reported to ihe House this afternoon and
lasted under the 'previous question. I
made an effort to gel the thior lo oppose
i'. Garelield of Ohio, having had
the matter in charge, refused to allow me
the privilege, ami cut oil" all debate by
calling the previous question. 1 cannot
,,ow tell what mav be the result or t-ifect
upon the approaching election. It has
been engineered by Corbetl ami I doubt
not means mischief.
Very truly yours.
Jas. 11. Si.vi Kit.
Dtst n viiGKi). Mr. Phil Shan
non, a man who has been connect
ed with the P. T. Comnauv since
its organisation, but in tho employ
of lien. Ilolladay of late, and no
better and more faithful person is
there in this State, was yesterday
discharged by orders from head
quarters for voting the Democratic
ticket. Mr, S, is able to live inde
pendent of Mr. Ilolladay, and as
ho told him to "let Democrats sup
port Democrats," wo apprehend
Phil will some day have a boat on
the river and Democrats will re
member this. Mr. Blackwell, a
true and unflinching Democrat, and
also William McCown, were dis
charged for the same reasons.
People will remember this.
Theii: Names. Major (?) Ma
goon, who exhibited Gen. Palmer
in company with Geo. L. Woods
through the State two years ago,
is getting the names of all the
Radicals who dared to scratch any
of their candidates. What he pro
poses to do with them isamystery
we are unable to solve, unless it be
to have them spotted for future
Peter, the able statesmam, form
erly from Canemah precinct, late
candidate for County Clerk, will
take a passage up Salt River by
first train. lie talked bad about
us during the canvass, but we for
give him for it for the reason that
he didn't know any better.
It is supposed that Dave Thomp
son will receive a valuable survey
ing contract for the interest he
took in behalf of thy Kadical
cause during this campaign.
The election is over, and the in
dications are that the liadic.il cor
ruption fund and railroad facilities
for transporting voters to every
precinct on the line, proved too
much for the Democracy, and they
have been defeated. The returns
are meagre, but enough is received
to know that Judge Burnett is de
feated by from 500 to 000. This
majority was obtained in Multno
mah, ;Lane and Douglas counties.
These three counties give an ag
gregate majority against him of
about 1,100, while two years -ago,
it was less than two hundred.
Out of this vole, probably one-half
is illegal, being non-residents, Cali
fornia imports, and railroad re
peaters. The other half may be
legal or not. In Washington
and Yamhill there is also a gain of
about 200, caused in the same
manner. e have been foully
beaten by a dishonest and un
scrupulous opponent, and the
blush of shame should rest on the
cheeks of those who have perpe
trated the outrage upon our peo
ple. The people are thus sold out
to the railroad eorruptionist, who
not only desires to control their
commerce, but dictate their polit
ical status. Money was used with
out stint, which was brought here
by Cio. IL Williams from Wash
ington, and the railroad king furn
ished his share of the corruption
fund. The people may thank their
stars that they have still an Execu
tive to protect them, or this im
mense sum which was used to buv
the offscourings of perdition,
would be wrung from their
hard earnings by the next Legis
lature, and thus compel them to
pay for their own defeat. We are
satisfied that without the use of
money, and an honest and fair ex
pression of our Innia Ji'.'e citizens,
Oregon is Democratic, and when
the people can freely express them
selves again, they will hurl from
power the corruptionists who have
for the time being gained control.
Oregon has been carried, not
for Grant or any principle, but. by
a set of worthless hirelings, who
think more of a few dollars than
they do for the sacred right of
MiilVagc. The same influence can
not be brought to bear this fall,
and Oregon will again wheel into
the ranks of Democratic States.
The returns of tho election arc
not sufHciently complete for us to
state positively the complexion of
the Legislature. In some comities
both parties eleet, portions of their
Representatives, aud in others they
are so close that it will take the
oliicial vote to determine. The
way we figure it up at the present
writing, the Lower Ifotine will be
Radical. The Semite will be Dem
ocratic by four majority.
The American statesman antici
pates a brilliant career when he
gets to Salem. Now we would
counsel him not to get too prag
nant with another speech. It may
be possible (such things have hap
pened) that he will never get his
seat in that body and he may not
get a chance to let himself out.,
Keep cool, Lord Barren. Don't
anticipate too much, and be vir
tuous and you'll be happy.
Tho Democracy of this county
elected their entire ticket, and they
will never rest until they have
their rights. This our Radical
friends can depend upon. They
have submitted to this kind of out
rage about long enough, aud they
do not propose to stand it any
longer. They elect their entire
ticket by a handsome majority.
Time Up. The time for the i
campaign subscribers expires with
this issue. We hope most of them
will continue to take the paper,
and send in their subscriptions,
We shall discontinue all names af
ter this issue, unless renewed or
ordered to be continued. The Ex
TKKPiasE is a local paper, devoted
to the interests of this county, aud
every reading man in the county
should take it, be he a Democrat
The two Good Templar candi
dates, Messrs. Paquet andRambsy
are evidently not appreciated
in this community, as is
indicated by the returns of the
election. Y learn the latter has
already commenced to cultivate
his farm, and we presume he will
find it more profitable than hunt
ing after office.
The Piuce. The price paid by
Radicals for votes at this place was
from a railroad ticket to twenty
Not Well for Boutwcll.
The pragmatical prig who supervises
the Treasury for Grant and his Military
Ring, and continually suggests the oltp
pazzling inquiry, ''quis custodict ciist&ks.''
says the Patriot, has carried his "reduc
tion of the public debt" pitcher to the pop
ular well once too olten, and the conse
quence is a smash. Mr. David A. Wei's
thinks it is time this shallow pretenca
was disposed of, so he has written a brier,
incisive letter to the New York Xatlm.
and there bas ensued a lamentable scat
tering of broken Administration crockery.
The w orst ol the business is that this r
duction nf debt was the one sole claim
put forward by Grant and his manager
and flunkeys to the public gratitude, and
to have the only substantial plank in the
com'ng Philadelphia platform discounted
in advance, and proved to be rotten be
fore it is laid down, is certainly very
cruel treatment. But so it is. and tin O
hero of Pittsburg Landing, who has ex
perience in the varying fortunes of war,
must reconcile Liinself to have Boutwell'a
pretentions disproved out of Ifoutw
o.vn mouth. In a speech which he mud
in Congress, July 21, lSf.8, .Mr. Poutwell
says that "in two years and nine monih.
by extraordinary taxation aad extraor
dinary efforts, to be sure, ire paid fl.OGfi.
000.000 of the public debt.'- And again.
'Almost one-third of ibt entire public
debt of the country ha been paid in tw.
years and nine mouths, and I nni not will
ing to stand on the assumption that w
shall not make large payments in c!
year herealter." Mr Wells after omitiing
payments for interest and pensions, am
correcting these ligures by the light of
Mr. McCniloch's elaborate and careful r
poi t of December, 1S08. s ays very point
edly : ' If the fact of having paid
('id. 7C2 of debt in the three vears, from,
. M uch 1. lst;!, to March 1, ls72. coimi-
lutes a sj ecial debt of gratitude from
the people to the existing Administration,
the mensur.) of gratitude due to Audr-T
Johnson's Administration, tchlch i'i.'y
reduced the nnHniod db( in three yfirs and
seceii. months by the sum of at least $170.
2.'$'. 000, ought td be on t lit- same princi
ple, td hast d'i't!e,': This completely 1ii--poses
of the Groton financier, who ought
never to have been put in a place, of all
others the least tilted for the t spoliation
of such shallow charlatanry as U his soln
claim to popular consideration." And, if
anything could reconcile us to the elec
tion of Mr. GreeJey. it is his unconcealed
scorn of P.ontweH's pretensions and prac
tices, and his purpose, already avowed to
use ihe broom upon all such cuinbet r-
of the Treasury, to unlock the idle hoard
of the people's gold, and unthaw th
tr 7.en sources of public credit awl pub-
trade by a liberal and common-sen
policy iu motiet 113- contents.
A Mom n:r. I: i with plca.-nre that
we announce the fact that the few friend
of Peter P.opiet pro;
ument to his memory.
d wiih an epitaph.
use to erect a mou
lt wiil be in-t-rib-
"liere lies Peter th
great, but was riot appreciated, which
has caused an early b-mis'. and the. couih
IV lep.ted of his great an. I Valuable
servic.-.-." Such is the fate of great uifU
in all :;ge.
len Ifolladay's organs now
claim that the Radical success i
an endorsement of himself. How
strange the Radical candidate
should deny before tho election
that they belonged to him.
No. mi. nat km. (Jrant, and Wi'
son, of Massachusetts, werv nom
inated by-acclamation in the office
holder's convention at Philadelphia
The Radicals in this county im
ported, as they thought, enough
votes to carry the county with.
Rut they made a bad count, aiid
are defeated in their disgraceful
Riles was here last Monday t
x-.e that the boys voted according
to instruction. Some of them
failed to connect.
Ki.kctko. D. H. Murphy, Dur
ocrat, is elected Clerk of Marion
count' by 3fo majority. Rather
rough on our friend J. .1. Murphy.
At the residence of the Hon. J. 11. Martin,
May ; th, ls7-, by Win. 1 llowktt, J. P.,
Mr. J II. li.grani and Miss Tebitha E. Mar
t.n, all ot L'iackainas count)-, Oregon.
Oregon City Prices Current.
The following are the trices pnid for
produye. and the prices at which other ar--cie'es
are selling, in this market :
W 1 1 1 ; A T h i t e . c t b 11 s ! 1 e 1 , 8 0 c .
OATS- bushel. 7: cts.
POTATO i;S CJ bushel, 7.3 cts.
ONIONS bushel. S I UU(V.-$l 50.
I-T.orit r' bbl. , oO(.ti 00.
PKANS White. lb., h0'K cts.
IMilEI) Fia7IT-Ap.ples.V -. 0 Sets.
Peaches. H lb., ICjc: Plums. "r1 BrTT 1S(
10 cis., murrains. in.. iot-r U cts
m;TTi-;u---f ib.. n.Tcts.
Wii.b- H dozen. :q c!.
CIJICKKNS " Uozeu, .
yUCIAli Cru.shed. lb., 20 cts.; Island;
V- 10012 cts. ; N. (.. -fJ It,., i: cts,;,
sian Francisco refined, r- lb. KiJ cts.
TEA Young Hyson, r lb., $1 5.0; Ja
pan, r rr,., yuc$l 25 ; .Mack. y B., 75c.
COFFEE r1 lb.. 2325 cts.
SALT r) lb.. Ik6iyi cts.
, SVKUP Heavy Golden, gall.. $1 00,.
E.v, Heavy (oldeii. gall., $ 25
JiACON Uams, f lb., (i cts; B'vlt,
15 cts. "( lb.; Shoulders. U cts,
I.AIU) V Hi., It cts.
OIL Devoe's Kerosene. gall.
Linseed oil. raw. 'fi gall., $1
Linseed oil, boiled. (-? gall., $1 25.
WOOL "f? It.., 15(17 cts.
15EEF On toot, 10eS cts. 'j fo.
PORK On loot. 70Scts. r ib-
SU LLP Per head. 62 50053 00.
HIDES Green, $2 50 Qt ; Dry, 2.
15 cu ; Salted. 8c
J" ETT liltS HEMAIXIXO IX TUIi T.
'-"vJi-e-ron City, Juiwu 1, 172.
Allen, Uavi.l, 4
Johns, John A
Johns, Oeurjjc VV
Kiiir, Jiil iii it
Martin, Win ll
bey more, W 14
Ituxtei-, li ll iter
luium, James F
llitr?ins, W J
. Jiiin, Iannis
JivIuikI, V B
Men-inns, L, S: Cft
M'jrris, Catherine Mrs
Powele, J V, M L
Stone, J P
8'ie Ide", John
If calkd for please lay advertiy?,
J. M. BACON, P. M.