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OFFICIAL PAPKK OF0i.VCKAM.VS COUNTY
liHEGON CITY, "OSE(i()., SEPT. fi, b7i,
OF NEW YOI5K.
l'or Vice President,
CiEO. It. HELM, of Linn County.
II. GATES, of Wasco County.
E. D. SHATTUCK, of Multnomah.
The One Term Doctrine.
Tlic one term doctrine was one
of the great cardinal pliiiciplcs of
the old Wlii faith. The idciuVkts
of tlie KepuPlicnn party were,
many of them, old Whigs, and as
xuch, have vet a strong bias for
tha! doctrine, but so strong is be
come the baneful' influences of
O rant ism in that party that their
bias has been nearly overcome.
The Democratic party never yet
made any distinct avowal, either
2ro or cod, in their platform rela
live to that doctrine, and the fact
that such, arty has repeatedly of
fered candidates for a second term,
would leave the implication that
such party had been opposed to it.
3ut the fact that the party did noj
iavor the doctrine years ago, would
not militate its endorsing it now,
for the plain reason that an honest
administration of government now
requires, as it did not then, the
adoption and enforcement of the
one term ride. In the earlier and
purer days of the Government, the
whole force and machinery of the
Federal Government was not pros
tituted by the incumbent of the
Executive Chair, as now Grant
prostitutes it, to the end and for
the purpose of securing a retention
of power. If such had been the
case,: th'c" Democracy, ever demand
ing a pure government, would liavc
favored the doctrine. Such being
the case now, the great masses of
the party endorse the one term
principle. And although this doc
trine, now an issue before the peo
ple, is not made at all prominent,
it is really one of the most impor
tant questions of the canvass,
filich has become the base uses to
which Federal influence and patron
age has been made subservient,
that the phrase "Civil Service 1 ie
form" has become one of the most
prominent in the American politi
cal vocabulary, and both parties
have been compelled, by a strong
public opinion, to pledge themselves
to institute such reform. The Pres
ident even has pompously recom
mended it, and Congress has taken
measures, ostensibly, to secure it.
And yet while all this has been
recommended and promised, the
President is a candidate for re
election, and the majority of a ser
vile Congress, supports his claim,
thus showing themselves insincere
in their professions, for the reason
that,as the good judgment of every
citizen .will avow, to procure civil
service reform in the present state
of political affairs, without limiting
the 'President to one term, and
thus avoiding the main object to
which the civil service is now pros
tituted, would be like attempting
to erect the superstructure of a
building, without laying the foun
dation thereof. The limitation of
the Executive to a single term is
the first great movement towards
civil service reform, and any party
professing to favor such reform,
while at the same time it is favor
ing the election of a candidate for
a second term, w ho is notoriously
prostituting the whole Federal
machiney to secure a seat for
such term, is and must be most
false and hypocritical in such pro
fessions. Every citizen of the
United States who really desires
letorm in the civil service of the
United States, can now aid the fur
therance of such reform, only by
voting for Horace Greeley and the
one term doctrine.
Wondi:ks OK riiERXoi.ouv. According
to tne riternoloyical Journal, says tie
Chicago lYibune. General Grant lias
had Lis bead examined, with tie following
Large ia the pcreep fives: full in the
retlectives ; large in constrneiiveness.
human nature, coutiousness, continuity,
j-ecretiveness, hope, spirituality. con
scientiousness, destruetiv.eness, combat
iveness. and benevolence. Language.
acquisitiveness, imitation, and suavity are
but moderately indicated. Aporobative
ness and self-esttem are subordinate, but
firmness is prominent.
Spiritually large, acquisitiveness small !
Professor Fowler can now retire, or call
Tom Murphy on tbe stand.
L'oss Tweed is reported to be an ardent
gymaplbiej wiib the present National Adr
ministration, and also aa earnest advocate,
ol Graft's re-election.
The Mature of the Contest.
The present political contest is
not one merely between political
parties, nor is it, as has been
charged, a personal contest between
two individuals, arising out of an
tipathy of these two individuals to
each other. But analyzed closely,
is found to be a contest between
an organized baud of oilice-holders
and the people. No one will deny
the fact that among the masses of
the people there is a well-grounded
suspicion that the Government is
not administered as honestly as it
should be, and a wide-spread
determination to procure a change.
Then what is there to prevent 'a
change? Let the astounding
frauds perpetrated by and at the
instigation of Federal ollicials in
the late election in North Carolina
answer the question in part, and
let the open announcement that
five millions of Federal money is
lobe used in the Pennsylvania Oc
tober election, answer the question
still further. The contest is one
plainly between the people and a
corrupt anil unprincipled set of
ofliee-hohlers, who unscrupulously
use the people's money to thwart
the popular will. The Grantites
rely on the length of the Federal
purse for success, while the people
rely upon the justice of their cause.
As we are not ofcthe opinion enter
tained by the Padical leaders, that
the people can be bought and sold
like calves in the shambles, wecan
not believe with them that Grant
is to be successful. We rather rely
upon the honest instincts of the
American people, and, tjiereforc,
confidently predict the election of
Horace Greeley by an overwhelm
Swami) I, amis.
On page. 018 of part one of Ales
sages and Documents, for the year
1871-72, we find in the report of
the Secretary of the Interior, the
following table of the total swamp
lands for the several States, under
Acts of Congress approved March
2,1810, September 28, 1S00, and
March 12, 18G0, up to and ending
September 30, 1871 :
.1 .:': .l;vi
. . .-17!).")M
. . .774. '.ITS
. . o,:i.:;:w
. 4.:?:; -5.082
Louisiana, Act of ','.)
Louisiana. Act of 18.30,
Thus it will be seen that Oregon
is the only State entitled to swamp
lands that had not availed itself of
the munificent grant. And because
a Democratic State Administration
has labored to secure for the State
the proceeds of this giant, it has
been vilified by the paid organs of
a railroad corporation that wanted
itself to gobble up those lands. It
was the old trick of a thief crying
"stop thief," to divert attention
from itself. The Democratic State
Administration had the interests of
the Slate in view. The Judical
journals had in view the interest of
a railroad corporation.
C A MKISON MATCH MS TtVKKl),
A Fivi jU llioii Plnrrr ii Pcnnsylva-
t i a ; i-s ill's I-'ri mlt- Tit mm a 11 y
King Tan tits ta lltlp Urn ran ft.
Specii-.l Cornspoii loncc of the World.
Eastox, Penn.. August 1 i. 1S72. Relia
ble information has been received that a
fund of $o.(h)');000 has been put to the
service of the Administration in this State.
Simon Cameron himseli pays $ 1.000, 000
The election Iluckalew here in October
would be fatal to Grant in Novernb r
Desperate extremities must be resorted to.
and they are at hand. I is notorious that
the City of Philadelphia has at any time
since the war been Democratic on" a fair
count: but the Registry law of that city,
passe.l by a Radical Legislature in the in
teieits of the ring, has made an honest
vote impossible, where the Poard of Al
dinnen is obliged to appoint a Democrat.
ei!hor for reg stration. or in the election
board they select their man. and pay him
for keeping his eyes shut. Cameron lias
already made his own ticket in Philadel
phia. William H.Mann, in the meeting of
ihe State Central committee, called" for
the purj ose of nominating another candi
dal k r Goveruor.and throwing llartranft
over to appease to appease the wrath
of the whole, declared that the city would
give 15.000 Republican majority" and he
knows how it can be done. So do we
though we remain powerless to prevent
The Postmaster o! this place has been
authorized to draw upon the funds for
i.T'.OOO.to wager upon the success of llart
ranft. This is a good game of bluff, and
they play it well. Cameron's experience
in buying votes, and fraudulently count
ing others unpurchasable. places, his in
tention, if not his ability, beyond reason
for denial. As such is the game, let
Pennsylvania be read v. '
Im;x:ienck After a corrupt pariizin
board of Radical Judges of K'.ection de
frauded the Democracy out of their just
victory in this county, we learn that Ren.
IlollaJay's candidate for the State Senate
proposes to contest Mr. Myers seat. That
must be regarded as ratht-r cheeky by
those who are acquainted with the facts
in this matter.
A thorough canvass has been made of J
the German vote of Springfield, Illinois. I
with this result : For Greeley, 7oI : for!
Grant, 4: doubtful,. 14. j
Has Taken Profitable Lessons.
Henry Wilson has recently learn
ed from his friend Grant, who is
on the same ticket with him, the
way to get out of a bad scrape,
and that is, to lie out of it. Grant
fairly earned the National jack
knife for being the biggest liar in
America, but it now seems that
Wilson has entered into competi
tion to get it away from him.
Wilson, in 1851, was a Know
Xothing, but in 1S72, right in the
face of cumulative evidence, he
says he was not. The Uoston Pilot
of August 24th, contains an ex
tract from a speech delivered by
John E, Fitzgerald, at Lewiston,
Alainc, bearing upon this point,
which is as follows:
'T saw Mr. Wilson a few days ago, a
letter written to a gentlemen in Wiscon
sin, in which he slates that in (he 1.300
speeches which he has delivered, he never
tillered a word in opposition to freedom.
I was surprised that Mr. Wilson should
have made such a statement, he having
been a member of the Know-nothing or
ganization. I therefore took the trouble
of going to the Boston Public Library to
find the speeches of Mr. Wilson in the
Fall of ISM. but the Alios ud Jit.e of the
last, half of that year, the Know nothing
organ of that time, was gone and could
not bo found, and nobody knew where it
went either, though 1 could get. the A Has
and JSte of any other triple. However. I
looked through the other numbers, anil
found a letter addressed to Robert C. Hall.
If you remember. Mr. Wilson was at that
time a candidate for the Senate ot the
United States. The Know-nothing mem
bers of the Massachusetts Legislature
thought he was not a true blue, and that
certain utterances of his in the Massachu
setts Constitutional Convention had not
the true ring of Native-Americanism,
hence many of" them opposed him, but
Henry Wilson quieted their feelings by
ex plaining his posiion. Referring to his
action in the Constitutional Convent ion.
1 did not then approve. I do not now
approve, and 1 never can approve, of
Ihe organization of military companies
composed of men of toreign birth. The
American movement proposes to protect
ourselves by thoroughly revising the na
turalization laws, and destroying that po
litic il element of fureia'-i inilueice hereto
foie so potent in public affaiis. and to
place the government of America in the
hands of Americans, who alone are im
bued" with the spirit of h' democratic
institutions. Concurring with you in the
opinion that the highest interests of free
dom are identified with the supremacy of
the itleas that underlie this popu lar move
ment. I shall cheerfully labor in public
and in rivate for their advancement.
IIknky Wm.sd.nv "'
The (Jnov i'Di has been taking
lessons from Grant. It elaborates
the connotation of a hypostatieal
fiction by the investient of a poten
tiality circum val ving a plausibility
of veracity. Plainer people call
the practice by another name.
Speaking of the public debt, it
talks about its being doubled, treb
1 d and p a Irrp'ed tinkler Democra
tic Administrations. On page 3CS
of the Finance lie-port of 1871, will
be found a statement of the public
debt for each year from 1701 to
1871. From that table we will
take the figures to show the in
crease ot the debt during ten years
of Democratic and ten years of
Republican Administration :
lSf.O Public Debt .sr..", 452,77:;
I sco o,fso.S7:
Increase under ten years Demo
cratic rule, 50 per cent.
18(h) Public Debt...
. . . . S DO .-)S0.s'7:',
Increase under ten years of lie
publican rule, 2,000 per cent.
By reference to our telegraphic
reports, it will be seen that the
lilan ton-Duncan-Louisville side
show has culminated in the nomi
nation' of Chas. O'Conor of Xew
York, and John Quincy Adams, of
Massachusetts. We have not the
least idea that either of these gen
tleman will accept the nomination
from a body of self-constituted pol
iticians and which would only add
that much towards the election of
U. S. Grant. Kvery Democrat in
Oregon owes it- to his party and
the country to give his allegiance
to the regular nominees of the par
ty which were made at Baltimore,
and no nominee outside of that
Convention has any binding obli
gation on Democrats. It is a Grant
movement, ami the two gentlemen
above named will never consent to
allow their influence to go towards
his election. O'Conor declined be
fore the Dolters placed him in
nomination, and we have every
reason to believe he will not serve j
their dirtv ends.
Pe'publicaan papers have much
to say about the success of (Jen.
Grant's Indian policy. In one re
spect we will concede it to be a
success, and that is in regard to
taking money from the public
Treasury, as witness the following
COST OF IXXIAX,S.
171. under Grant
2.:i27.!t is :i7
2 (i29.97.-, 07
-4.ti42 5;;i 77
. 7.4 20.997 -44
CoxcKn.vrx;; Womew -In our experi
ence with women we had found that t.hev
all did it. and. if possible, with a bath as
The Legislature of Oregon meets next
Monday. That body will be called upon
fo decide as to which party from this
comity shall be entitled to their represent
atives. Thf manner in whieh the Democ
racy were swindled iu this county is fa
miliar to most of the public, and we here
only desire to set forth the facts as tl.ey
exist. The Radical members only claim
their seats by from ten So twen'y votes.
In this precinct the Democrats had nine
votes which were illegally rejected by
the Judges, and in Linn city precinct they
had fifty four which were also rejected.
These voles would have elected every
Democratic member by majorities rang
ing from thirty-four to fifty-four. The
poll books of these two precincts were
produced before Judge Upton in the con
test decided sometime since. and the votes
counted for the Democrats. The votes
appear ou the face of the poll book, but
the partisan, and we might say venal and
corrupt Judges, refused to certify to them
on their returns. Pe.-ide.? this, there were
cast in Milwaukie preciuct about twenty
votes which were imported for the occa
sion. Mill No 4. which was in operation
at Miiwaukie. up to about the Pt of
March, had these men employed. The
mill was removed at that dale and the
men left for Washington Territory to
work. A few days prior to the election,
tfcese men were all brought back and on
the day of election all voted, and left the
same evening for their home in Washing
ton. These votes should be taken from
the Radical candidates, which would give
us a still larger majority for the Democra
cy. ranging from fitly to seventy-five. We
await to see w hether a LoL-lative body
wi'l sanction the infamous and high hand
ed outrage which has been perpetrated
by .a. pet of as corrupt political scoundrels
as ever disgraced any community. Our
members are justly entitled to their seats,
and wo hope that Clackamas may be al
lowed Ihe representation to which she is
just ly entitled.
The Or jon!ttt, last week stated
that Grant would get a largely in
creased vote in New York city.
The Xew York lfrabl says that
' there are unmistakable indications
of a serious intrigue in this city thai
is likely to Lake over to Grant the
whole strength of the old Tam
many rins, together with the . Po
lice )et).n tment, the Ihireau of
Elections, the Public AVorks De
partment, the Street Cleaning Iu
reau, a majority of the Police -Magistrates,
the Health Department,
besides the great personal strength
of Senator O'Jhicn." .
So it is the strength of the old
Tammany rings that the (Jr ii itn
must be depending on. The new
Tammany of Tildeu, O'Conor and
that class of men who are untainted
with robbery and fraud, supports
Greeley, while the old Tammany
horde of robbers, with Tweed at
their head, are going for Grant.
'"lirds of a feather," you know,
Tin: Ei.kci'ok. Judge H. J).
Shattuck, of Portland was unani
mously chosen to fill the vacancy
on the Electoral ticket caused by
the resignation of lion. L. P. Lane.
This is a most excellent selection,
and the high reputation of Judge
Shattuck throughout the State
among his former political asso
ciates, will add much to the
strength of our ticket. The Jtid'e
has held high position in this State,
having been twice elected Judge
of this district by the Kepublicaus,
and gained a reputation for integ
rity, and ability second to none on
Land to the Landless.
From the St. Paul Pioneer.
.More than half a century ngo, Mr.
Creole- originated the idea, end insisted
upon the policy, justice?, and necessily of
giving 'land to the landless." Year by
ye;r he pressed ils advocacy with untir
ing zeal. True homes for Ihe peop!ov
was his watchword, and twenty years ago
was known as the Oreeley hobby." Con
gress couirollei.1 by the slave power, was
very slow in pulling the iheory into prac
tice. Finally, hower. the act was passed
the "ism" became history. How many
tens of thousands art; indebted to Mr.
Oreeley for this noble action no one can
estimate, lie was the pioneer of the
great work, and millions owe him a d'bt
of gratitude for the long persistent effort
that gave them homes. Can such men
now turn their backs upon him to help
Grant? Under his administration instead
of free homesteads, near two million
farms have been given away its subsidies
to monopoly. The people have been
turned out of their owu heritage.
this be remembered at the poles.
In a letter just published, cx-G'ov.
Saulsbury of Delaware, who was against
Greeley and Prown's nomination at Palti
more. opposes a straight Democratic nom
ination, and gives his reasons why the
Democrats should support Greeley and
Prown. He says : ' This I shall do. rot
merely because" I was a member of the
Convention that nominated Greeley and
Prown. but in obedience to a sense of du
ty. Grant or Greeley must be President
for the next four years. They are the on
ly candidates before ihe people who can
be presented with the slightest prospect
ofsucces. and every attempt to bring
forward a third candidate will result ben
eficially to the candidate of the ring
which has afflicted Ihe country for the
past four years. Mr. Greeley is a gentle
man of large experience, standing at the
very head of the journalists of this conn
try, and his long "experience in his pro
fession has prepared him for the duties
of a statesman. 1 shall support Greeley
and Prown with all the energy I possess,
and hope every Democrat and Conserva
tive in Delaware will heartily unite to rid
the country of the ring government w hich
is eating out the substance and subvert
ing the liberties of the people- I hope to
fe tible to tako an active part in the no
ble struggle. ' -
I Telegraphic News.
Lot tsvn.i.K. Sept. After the reading
of O'Connor's letter, which was frequt ntly
interrupted by applause, a motion was
made and adopted to appoint a committee
of one from each Slate, on credentials.
During the call of the States Senator
Payard of N. J.. presented a letter from
officers of a Convention held in San
Francisco to appoint delegates to this
Convention, was read, as follows:
-Sax Fkancisco. August 20
SkNATO!! pAYAi: I). ).
Convention of Democrats in California,
held this day. you were unanimously de
clared to cast the vole of Californi i at
the National Convenfinn to be held in
Louisville, od September. They express
their preference for the nomination of
Chas O'Connor for Pre.-ident."
On motion Payard was empowered to
represent California in the Convention.
C- C. Purr proposed a meeting to consult
with O'Connor. He s aid that distinguish
ed man refused the nomination of this
Convention. He gives, among his reasons
for that refusal, that he is disinclined to
be boiiixht by resolutions of a Conven
tion. Put I feci in my heart that the
patriotism which is in his heart will not
allow him to decline the nomination.
(Great applause. I believe his heart so
full of real truth and love of country
that he cannot refuse. On motio.i Col.
Planton Duncan wis made a member of
ihe Convention, and elected lit si Vice
President. O'Cotior's letter has greatly
s' reiightheiied ihe delegates, wh j. tegard
him with such respect as to move them
to tender him the non;it;a;io:i in spite of
his declination. They feel, w ith his letter
as the platform, and Lim.-elf as the candi
date for President, and John Quincy
Adams for Vi:e-ProMdoiit. they can make
such tin ttppeal to the Democracy of the
country as witl turn the masses from Ihe
liberal candidates; hence the ticket is
likelv to have
the tonnes of these two
Lot isvti.i.i:. Sept. 4. The Convention
reassembled at, ten o'clock this morning.
Lyons offered th' following : ll'-solrcd.
That we concur with O'Conor in the great
principles announced in Ids, letter lo this
Con vent ion a ml admire the delicacy which
prompts his request not to be nominated :
lint devoted like ourselves as he is to the
ancient principles of the Democratic par- j
t'. united with ua in ihe effort to restore j
it. we hold him bound lo perform his j
part iu the contest which we .ue about j
!o wane, and contident that his patihitism j
woum not pel urn mm hi remse 10 no so,
we nominate him as the candidate of the
unpurchased Democratic party of the L'ti
ion. which we now represent.'' This ics
olution received tremendous enthusiasm,
and on motion was carried by acclama
tion, followed by three cheers for O'Con
or twice repeated. Duncan appealed to
the Convention to take the motion In
states as some outsiders who voted no. by
states would show entire unanimit v. The
motion to reconsider the vote by acclama
tion and take the vote by .States was
agreed lo. During Ihe roll call Oeurgo
Francis Train rose to make objection, but
had hardly opened his mouth when loud
cries were heard of Put him out,'' and he
stled out. of doors
amid great exei ement and loud demon
strations of approval. It was stated last
night th at Train intended to become an
instrument to break up the Conve ition.
hence his prompt expulsion.
Nkw Yoiik. Sept. The Pac'fic Mail
Company received a cable leJVgrr.m from
Yokohama, via Hons Koncr. anm uncut"
that trie fctenmer from San Francisco. Au
gust first, arrived at Yokohama. Angn-t
li 1 tli ami the same n::rht she was burned
0 Ihe water's edge. The passengers and
crew were saved. Treasure ttiuoiintiug
$ iOO.OO') is siill aboard the vessel. She
was ih ; newest of the company's steam
ships, built in l-'-CO and valued at Sl.(JOi).
00'.). The campany are their own under
writers. Mo.vnvi.iKK, Sept. The 70 towns
heard from up to 10 o'clock show 71 lie
publican. 1 Democrats, and 1 Greeley Pe
pcblican to the Legislature The vote
fur Governor from 17 towns fools up:
Converse, liepuuSican, lo.'.VM ; Gardner.
Democra'. !,." 2'..
The Louisville Convention to-day nom
inated Chas. O'Connor for i'reiient and
.John Quincy Adams for Yice-President.
Xr.w Yo:;k. Sept. 1. It is now said that
Chinch will be nominated for Governor
and I'. at he will accept.
Xkw Vokx. P.-pt. i. The IVorhl's spe
cial estimates the Republican majority for
Governor of Yermotit at 211.000. The
1 !: ilit' a latest dispatch gives 27, OU. and
(he Tribune's special places the majority
at about 2o.'0:(5 on a rather full vote.
The 7'o.o.s' puts the majority at 2fi.00t),
Nkw You:-;. Sept. -l. A Syracuse special
says Thos. G. A 1 void will receive the
nomination for Lieut. -Governor which is
eorccded to the Liberals.
Wash !.; row D. C Sept. Lewis Dent
ws lined ,1;)U and costs, in the Police
Court this morning, lor assaulting Peed.
one of the editors of ihe tpi'l.
crr. Lot is. hopt
-1 The Penublican
Mate Cotiventum met here at noon. A. J.
Harlan, temporary chairman. It is
thought ex Seuatot John P. Henderson
would be nominated for Governor.
Lot isvti.r.K. Sept. ' The declaration of
O'Conor seems to be final, but there is a
strong disposition to nominate him and
put the responsibility of refusal on him
if, however litis should not be done. John
Quincy Adams is likely to be nominated
for President, and ex Senator Graham. H.
Fitch or A. P. Kdgertoti, of Indiana, for
Sr. Loiis. September 2. At Macon.
Missouri, an affray occurred to day. iu
whieh Isaac Sumner and his son were
shot and killed by Peter Gales! raj).
Later. He was a desperate man. and
killed Sumner's son-in-law five years ago.
He has made several aitemps to kill Sum
ner. Lo'. tsvti.t.K. September 2. Large ac
cessions to the delegations. Looks as if
Ihe Convention would be ccnijiosed of
four or five hundred. They are gen
erally not well known as politicians.
Senator Payard. Judge Woodard o! Penn
svlvania. J. Proctor Knott of Kentucky,
Chuuricv Pour of New Jer.-
William Curry of Ohio are perhaps best
known here. Nearly all the Suites will
be represented. There is an absence
from Southern delegation-; of men of
prominence. A good deal of excitement
was created this evening among the
friends of (he Convention, creating such
confusion as to prevent the nomination of
O'Conor. A large number ot Greeley
Liberals are in the citv. As far as the
Louisvillians are concerned, but little
sympathy is shown for the Straight move
ment. This evening, in the grounds of the
Gait House. Colonel Planton Duncan cas
ually interrupted a conversation between
General G. A. Custer (who is here to at
tend the opening of the Industrial Expo
sition) and Dr. John Keller, one of the
prominent physicians of this city. A sharp
conversation ensued, in the course of
which Duncan declared that he had been
offered a million dollars by Ihe Greeley
party to break up tht; Straight-out Demo
cratic Convention. General Custer res
ponded that the other party must have
offered more, as he could prove lhat the
whole thing was a bargain, and said if he
was to be sold he would sell to the party
who paid the ' ighest juice. Duncan res
ponded that Custer's informant was a liar.
Dr. Keller siid. ' am responsible for the
statement.'' and demanded retraction.
Duncan refused, whereupon Keller struck
him in the lace. Duncan rallied and al
temjited to strike Keller. Several blows
passed, w hen parties separated them.
Stan'ey, the Jhrahl correspondent, was
called a -'consummate fabricator of sensa
tions'' in Oinuha five years g .
Slate News Items.
Scio wants 51 cents for her wheat.
The MuHiibilaccr reports Hon J. G. Wil
son, quite ill.
Pudding river is to have a new bridge,
The woolen factory at Salem is running
day and night.
Hon. Geo. P. Helm spoke at Eugene
ci'y last Saturday.
There are IS horses in training for the
coming Albany races.
George .Mercer has finished purveying
tin; Klamath Preservation.
There is a very sin ill docket before the
Supreme Court this session.
Fishing with giant powder is becoming
common in Jackson county.
A petition for a stringent liquor law is
in circulation m Linn county.
Twenty-two cents per bushel a all that
is offered for oats at Albany.
The refurnishing of the Chemeketa Ho
tel will cost nearly $20,000.
The Paptists of East Portland are tak
ing stejis to build a new church.
Wm. McFadden is in jail in Linn conn
tv charged with the crime of incest.
Corvailis is of the opinion .that she
ouiht to have the State University.
Gov. Whitaker is to address the Greeley
Club of Lane county next Saturday.
It is stated that Pen Hollalay is a can
didate in person for the U. S. Senate.
Gov. Grover. yesterday appointed Vol
ney Colvig of Canyon ville. Notary Public.
The M. E. Conference, which has been
in session since the 2'jth, closed last, Tues
day. Large quantities of railroad iron ate
now passing Id the front ou the west side
The people of Eugene are talking of es
tablishing a l.'niversity of learning at that
The polalo nd has developed itself in
Clatsop county. It was at first thought to
The Jacksonville Tiiiws Iras again chang
ed projirietors. Mr. T. P. Kent is now
P. H. Ta joi, of Oakland. fell from a lad
der in his burn and broke his arm, the
Wm. Phijps of North Yamhill, harvest
ed forty-two bushels of wheat to the acre,
Prof. Parrett of the Dalles, lias accept
ed an oii'er to lake cha'ge of the Paker
Columbia street. Portland, has been se
lected for ihe western terminus of Wil
Chas. Lufj'n, convicted of selling whis
key to Indians at Siletz, was fined one
$20,000 were subscribed at the lr.tc M.
E Conference to liquidate the debt on Ihe
n iitaiiu'tie L iiiversily .
The mechanics and laborers of Port
land have prepared a lien law to be pre
sented to Ihe Legislature.
The largest water tank on the railroad
has just been completed at Albany. Its
capacity is 7.V0O0 gallons.
The O. S. N. Co., has received a lot of
railroad material to be used on the line
oj road l e'wet n Dalles and Celilo.
The Grant" organ published at Corval
lis admits that the Grant meeting held at
that, jdace last Saturday was a failure.
Horace Spencer shot the greater por
tion ot his right hand away while loadmg
a shot gun near Dallas u few days ago.
The A lvortle wants a Sunday law pass
ed to i)i-eveiit the Turn Yere:n Societies J
from holding their festivals on Sunday. I
Col. Fairish has issued a paper under
the name of Icitorkr. It is to be devoted
U) th; commercial interests of Portland.
The time for filing a m.Vion for a new
trial in the case of the Canyon City mail
robbers has been extended to Sejit. 21st.
A man named Slewart. living on French
Prairie, had his hand badly mashed in a
threshing machine on Friday of last week.
A Catholic Church is being built at
Gervais. and when it is completed a con
vent will be erected by the same religious
The potato crop in Yamhill promises
well, arid the price is coming down to
wards 25 cents a bushel ; so says the
.Lis. Parclay. for introducing and sell
ing liquor in an Indian country, has been
s utenced by Judge Deady lo one year's
i iipi isonmeiil .
The A'.b iny lleji.slnv says : "Fifty cents
per busted, we believe, is all that buyers
have yet offered for wheat. At this price
wj hear of no sales.
A San Francisco housoburnor. named
McK -nna was arrested at Portland, a day
or two since on requisition from the Gov
ern ir of California
J. P. Neil, Prosecuting Attorney, gives
notice through tin; Jacksonville Times.
that he intends to see that the Sunday law
is slrictly enforced.
Col C. II. Larrabee, formerly proprie
t "V of the Sce iltle I'isn tick printing office
has just sold out, his interest to Periah
Prown and brother.
A little daughter of John Thompson of
Ihe Dalles, fell into a bucket of hot waier.
last Wednesday and was scalded so that
she died ihe next day.
John Howard plead guilty to selling
whi-ky to Indians at Yaquina Pay. in tht;
U.S. Court, and was fined $50. He went
to jail to pay the fine.
Posebnrg a-pires to be a city, and ar
ticles of incorporation have been prepar
ed and will be submitted to the Legisla
ture at the coming session.
Oro Pino Theater will be opened to
morrow evening, with a fine company.
Mr. J. H. Vinson, a favorite actor of this
State, is among the troupe.
Crickett, who is a member of a band of
horse thieves who have infested Jackson
county, has been committed to jail to
await the actjon of the Grand Jury.
The house of W. W. Hale, of Antelope,
T . i nil- v.- li ii ,,. I,i I),.. 1
.) .It. IV so 11 v v. ii t ......... i t ii v . i ,ti int.: j. ( 1 1 1 U
last Thursday, 20 th nit., and every thing
therein consumed. Loss, $2,000.
The Eugene Guard says that E. L. Pris
tow has remodeled his dwelling house,
adding among other lhinr. a Greelev
porch With u brown roof. Luh
The Orcaoninn says Pulterfieid McDon
ald. Howard and Pourke, connected with
the Yaquina Indian whiskey selling, each
plea led guilty, Monday and were fined
Farmers up the valley are very "-ener-ally
storing their wheat, refusing t? sell
at the prices offered. It is calculated that
not less than 100,000 bushels will go into
store at Junction.
A fine team of two horses. belon"-in"
to Mr. Aaron Pose, of Post-burgh, "ran
away at that place last week. Co in inn- tn
the riyer they did not stop, but plunged
in and were drowned.
The Jlouutulneer says : "ImmT" rants 1
from the Willamette valley continue to i
ii nve oy inmost every steamboat. The
connlry is rapidly settling up with an in
dustrious and. energetic people."
mi r ti
iwc iavein says: 1 he. track- hi
already reached within a m'.i. .)..
Yamhill county line and will hive the
track laid through Washington county by
The Democrat says: '-The wife of Gen.
Joel Palmer, living on the Siletz Reser
vation, for the past few weeks not expect
ed to live, is now rapidly .improving, and
will soon have entirely recovered.'
An Indian on tin- v; ...
Bnui, uiiu min-ii ins squaw on
inst.. and through fear of be!,,, s ., 2
fled tc Klamath Lake, w!R.re
signed hi, own death warrant wht. 'lljly
The artesian well whic!
t..t- :n.. Of
11. i t,V'.i7 i
1 -.17. w I
" " U('irii r
.(.i(.hwu nit: Mime time ao) has u
the depth yf 170 feet, but the J..V. rt?adN
come to the surface. Some feie V V"'t
of copper, however, have been7!tC"1Ul:8
of the hole. N " Uk(,n out
The name of the Indian who Wi r
in the river at Portland last week nd
senh Povee. who f'oim..rl ....... 13 '')-
Miiwaukie. Indian Jjin and ,rJ lXv',ir
been arrested on the charge
The Twentieth Annual C
ie Protestant Episcopal Cli-'rch ?" f
iotfese of Oregon and W'aAuLuJI t,i."
with an effective sei
Trinity Church, Portland. " ,op at
A couple of pions thieves .:, ,
tending divine service last .Sunday ... ,f
Penitentiary, took advantage of th
slot, to steal a number of valuable W?"
Thev were ili(nr..pu,l : . .. . U,M).
"ION lit" in,, ! ,
threw away the books.
. J nua in tii..ir fl;,.i .
The Slaltsman savs :
buyers have been circulating through the
upper part of the valley .the jast feu"
to see w hat they could do with the
era. A e think they all returned wiuW
having cflected'any purchases.77
This is from the Monmouth Messe .
uiain mat was.standing m the fi.-h
Y. Churchill this mornin
Z vas ctit.thrh-
ed, hauled iive miles to mill, ground to
flour, the flour br.mgbt home and cooke.y
and eaten for supper, on the same d.u it
The following postmasters have been
cently appointed: Drownsville. Li,m
county. Oregon. Peter Hume
IJv-a V. I
ley, Laker county. Oregon. N s' W,j .
comb ; St. Louis, Marion county. " Oregon
Peter Provost: Silverton. Marion count
Hiram S. Peed. ' LJ',3l,
The Steam Flouring Mill at IIi!!borU
will shortly be put into successful oiierv
lion. The oat meal department is nu r C
turning out a quality of meal which h
pronounced by Portland merchants as fur
superior to any manufactured iu Califor
nia, and equal to any hi the United
The editor of the Salem Nnlmmn who
has been on a visit "up the vullev." S;iv ;
Eugene. City is growing more' rapiW
than any other town of the YViihimt'tir
Valley above Portland. Not less t hair
ti or eleven brick buildings fur htisin,
purj;oses have been built this season, or
are in course of construction.
The eight sdieep belonging to John
Msnto of Marion county, which were kill
ed by the dogs, were his choicest. the very
oiies he intended for exhibition nt tl"
j State Fair. One of them had taken pre
i miums to the nmou-iU'of a hundred h!-
bu s and must have been a favorite animal,
j The eighf ewes were worth $290.
The Posebnrg 1'huinlealcr urges the in
stitution of a sop urate Supreme Court it
Oregon, and says it is a shame lhat iW
judges who have worked unceasinjilv on
tht; circuit for nearly a twelve-mouth, on.
a salary of two thousand dollars a year,
should be compelled to sit in bank tore
view every important case decided in tbe
A correspondent, .vriting to the Jact -'s
mviile Times from Link viile.savs : -Oi r
Conservative friends I mean of course.
Greeley and Pro we in.'ii3 are bound to
send yon a good majority from this quar
ter for the Philosopher with the White
Hat. and I believe old Jackson will roll,
up a m.-.jority of at least -100 for him nexC
Ihe new building attached to the In
sane Asylum near East Porifand.antl
ed the Assembly loom, has been coni
pleied and is nov being used lor tbe pur
pose for which it was erected The room
is to be used as a chapel where service
will tie held on Sundays, and as a jihice
wIioi'l; ihe inmates can amuse themselves
and recreaie during the week days.
The Tii rnnrrui is informed that Mr. Jus.
Dinwiddie. whose farm is located in Lane
c mnty. just over the line from Linn, has
josT completed threshi ig his grain, an-t;
'hat it yielded over -1.000 bushels, averag
ing ,r'.r; v
ushets per acre.
A few acre
went as high as fifty bushels. The crop
was all sjning sown club wheat. This i
the largest yield of the season thus far
The CoitrTlr says business is rather dul
in Lafayette in consequence of the dend
lull in tlie wheat market. It seems that
there is no one to start a figure in any
wise remunerative to (he producer excet
L. G. Suiter of tlie Lafayette Mills, who
pays an advance of ten cents, we under
stand upon (he ruling rales. There is
money in town from below to buy wheat,
but the figures offered are quite below
what (tie generality of our farmers expect
to realize . e
A correspondent - writing from Littk
ville, says : "We are amply able to su
tain a county organization, and the ques
tion of separation from Jackson county
will undoubtedly come up for considera
tion at the session of the next Legislature.
A petition will in all probability be pre
sented, for it is the wish of nine tenths of
the settlers of the eastern section of Jack
son county, and I am satisfied that we
have Ihe requsite population and some
to spare to have a hearing on this ques
tion."' Political News.
Five members of the Grant State Cen
tral Committee, of New Hampshire. hav;
repudiated Grant and come out for Gree
ley. The New York Times allowed itself to
bo jubilant over the Louisville election.
The Conrier-Jonrnrzl says that every man
on the successful ticket is for Greeley.
The llolton Xews, one of the best pa
pers in Kansas, hitherto supporting Grant
and Wilson! has hoisted in lieu thereof,
the names of Greeley and Prown.
Tin Grant Conveniion in the Fifth Di-
i . T p MI. - - 1 1
i " !Ct f M,&i'PP "ke
t Gen. McKee, Jim Lynch,
up in a row.and
Shaughnossy all announced themselves as
A card is published in the Zanosvillft
(Ohio) Courier for a Greeley and Prown
ratification meeting, signed by fifty
ing Liberal Republicansthose who have
never voted, the Democratic ticket.
The Ad-disoR (Sioubcn county) M'
User has hau'etl down the names of Gran'
an4 Wilson and placed at the he l of its
editorial columns the hori,ore4 n. 0iC3 oi
Greeley and Prow a.
The leading German daily of Wisconsin,'
the Milwaukee See Bote, has come out for
Greeley and Prown after three months of
protest. All of the three German ua-..-
j of Milwaukee now support the Greek-
Searching ils files lo determine whetter
Henry Vilson wa3 or was not a'M"-'
Nothing in 1851. the Poston Pilot
that in the Stale Convention of that pa r .
at Tremont Hall, Poston. in October"
that vear, 988 votes were cast for Gote
or, of which Henry Wilson receive
Ex Gov. Randolph of New Jersey
i sit. tirespiit in Wpst Virginia, writes
Schell as followa: i;Gov Jacobs, the Ind
pendent candidate for Governor, ana
is probably elected, personally P h-llVp
himself unreservedly to favor the eaw
el G tct-ley and Brown.