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RHAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
PQHTLAND- - - OREGON
GEO. Ij. CUKI5.Y,
r Vhl-R IX REAL ESTATE AND OTHER
r . IV VESTMENTS.
'HTiMsio-,er Selectinir Swamp ami Ovei-
!n" h V s"1'' an 1 purchasers obtained
V Kl?'UoT ''in-led Property.
f(,rt 1 1 ""? -'ntie-Uran-ferred in exchange
tor real ,-stat
eTaV V ''U'''1 n nroperiy, and titles
M i-nin anjf determined.
Hl'mVsT'1",!ioHc5teJ 11,1,1 executed with
of til. , ?',! 1 4 0 rtr, Ruilding, corner
p , 1 , an ' Front streets.
" Ol.I) IMU)IJAIJII.ITIi:s.'
JiY JOHN .1. CF.oVKK, KSQ.
Who w arns ns of the coining- storm.
And hints of cm rents cold or warm.
WLieb may tshVc'. the human form?
lio tell the farmer when to sow.
To plough, to ilant. to reap, to mow.
That plenty may her gifts bestow?
W hen nier. go on the sea in ships.
Who telieth with prophetic lips
The time to .start upon their trips?
If ever human foresight lails.
And malice fills the Carper's sails.
Who leels the chill, tin welcome gales.?
With charity for others' fault.
Why should we make unkind assault,
In short of truth some'itnes should halt
If knowledge comes with lapse of years.
Why spare we not our flippant sneers,
And lor the future have no fears
Why took our prantlsires. as it came,
Weather ami wind of every name ?
Ik'cau.-e then quite unknown to fame
H'en now ti e people of Japan.
Of Zangiiebar and Hindustan.
Must l.-.y their plat s as best they can
If aught of good is seen to flow
From knowing how the. wind shall blow,
Why let not ad the wide world know
I'"on yet beyond the range of earth.
Wl.eie new -bum spirits lied their birth,
We hope o'er lu:g there'll be no death
()! Pi obabiiities.
A C.r;;ni Incendiary In Ceorgia.
A UADICAl. OKATOK IN( ITINti THE
NK;no;;s nn;RT, ml iidki:,
r.ti'tfIH'lt J rlhliUl
r t v
prints the following report of a
speech delivered in Glen Grove,
Liberty county, Ga., by Alpeoria
Ibadley, formerly a Grant Slate
Senator, and once a candidate for
The Chairman introduced the
Hon. A. Bradley as "the Wauhoo
of Ogeechee." I fe denied the right
of Georgia to assess poll taxes, as
there were no common schools in
the State. Xo Bepresentati ves
should be received in Congress, as
Georgia had abridged the exercise
of the elective franchise. lie did
not intend to pay, ami as for oaths,
he would swear to all of them.
'1 hey should at the election march
to the polls two thousand strong,
with hatchets in their hands not
pistols, because the pistols might
snap. The police might have their
seventeen shooters, but hatchets
were better at close quarters. The
whites in Savannah were but 1 1 000
the blacks 14,000, and if they got I
to lighting, at every cornel ot the
strevts the w hites would meet an
other bod- of blacks with hatchets
in their hands. The colored ser
vant girls would then set tire to
the beds in the houses, the wives
and daughters of the whites would
tly from their homes to the sea,
and their husbands and fathers
would stop lighting to go to look
after them. White man, I tell
you the colored people' know their
rights and they intend to exercise
them, and if 3-011 stand in the way
it will come to blows.
Commenting on this speech the
)o we or do we not live under
a Government of law, capable of
protecting person and property
menaced by foreign incendiaries
white or black inciting ignorant
negroes to riot, arson and murder?
If we do, let condign punishment
be visited on the head of the mis
creant Alpeoria Bradley, and his
white abettors, who have been
"uiltv of this crime. If not, let
us have some law which will give
us this security; for it is an old
maxim that "the Public. Safety is
t ho Supreme Law" and this truth
has been admitted and acted on
in all climes and ages.
We earnestly entreat every
young man, after he has chosen his
vocation, to stick to it. Don't
leave it because hard blows are to
to be struck, or disagreeable work
to be performed. Those w ho have
worked their way up to wealth and
usefulness do not belong to the
shiftless and unstable class, but
may be reeoned among such as
took off their coats, rolled up their
sleeves and conquered their preju
dices against labor, and manfully
bore the heat and burden of the
day. Whether upon the old farm,
where our fathers toiled diligently,
striving to bring the soil to produc
tiveness, in the machine shop or
factory, or the thousand other bus
iness daces that invite honest toil
and skill, let the motto ever be:
Perseverance and industry. Stick
to one thing, boys, ond you w ill be
sure to have success.
X'ations and men m only the
best whtu thev are the gladdest,
and deserve heaven vhen thev en-
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25,
Speech of Hon. Sam'l Corwiii, of
Otlivj-red in Hie House of K pi t , nt a
tivca Pending the Passage or ll iusc
Hill No. 77, to I,cnse .l Purchase
tlie Cuual and Locks ul this Place.
Xo question of equal importance
with the one now before this House
has arisen durm- the present ses-
Iu discussing questions of such
moment it is important to ascer
tain at the outset just where we
are. The proposition before us
may be reduced to a very jtlaiu
statement by a very simole
?nalvsis. The view with which
,i ... , .
tins proposition is regarded may
to some extent and in some minds
take color from the opposition and
prejudice engendered by the Canal
and Lock bill which i.assed the as-
. , , 4 .
sembly at the last session, lint
no one of any partv, made opposi-
tion at that time to the improve
ment at the Willamette Falls or
to the appropriation for that pur
pose. The opposition was made
against the alleged diversion of
the school fund, and against the
refusal of the assembly to enter
tain the lower bid of a rival com-
party who proposed to construct
! the locks, but there is nothing in
j the proposition now before the
House which the opponents of the
bill of two years ago may not con
sistently support and maintain.
In fact this bill is of a nature to
make the Legislation of two years
ago available and useful to the
State. To make the most of what
was done then, to turn it to the
best account, present circumstances
require us to do more; Sir, let me
state the present proposition with
as much clearness and brevity as I
am able, let me simplify it so as to
present its salient features discard
ing all loose and irrelevant matter.
The' Canal and Lock company
propose to sell the works to the
State. The proposition is in the
form of a lease for a term of years,
:tt the end of which period, the
State is to have a clear title to the
property. The sum to be paid is
forty thousand dollars per annum,
for a term of twelve years, making
a total of four hundred and eighty
thousand dollars. The company
will give a good and suflicient
bond, that at the end of the term
of twelve years, the- will make
the conveyance to the State; un
der this proposition the State is
simply to pay forty thousaed dol
lars a year for twelve years, to se
cure for all time, the free naviga
tion of the Willamette river. It
is not for a year or term of years,
but it is a measure to procure per
manent and perpetual benefits to
the pconle of Oregon.
The question now arise, is not
the obj'ect to be. gained, of sufli
cient consequence to justify the
expenditure of such a sum ? Prob
ably, the best way in case the
State shall see fit to accept this
proposition, would be to make the
Locks free for the passage of craft
of every description including tim
ber, logs, and evrything else; but
there might be a difference of
opinion on this point, this would
be a subject for subsequent discus
sion. In case the purchase was
e fleeted and the river made free,
we should have uninterrupted and
unrestricted navigation from the
mouth of the Columbia to the
furthest point on the Willamette
to which boats can ascend. If
tolls are collected at the Locks,
they should be very light, so that
the river might be practically free;
then the multitude of steam-boats,
lame and small, now ply'mg on the
Columbia and lower Willamette,
would be able to ascend above the
falls and carry freights much low
er than now charged. The com
petition between steam-boats and
other vessels on a free and open
.1,1,1 between those vessels
and the railroads, will bring rates j example freight on wheat and flour
and inc lumo.i , 0 ; Kjk GmVe to San h rancisco.
down so that the producer wo.dd of y2n miU.s is lT CIMlts
not, as now, find one third-ot his j ' 10Q j1)S. tll;jt ;s exaciJy the
crop consumed, in transporting j (istance from Eugene City to
the balance to market. It is said ! Portland, but the rat on the at
0 11 t tbt f ills tor route are 3- cent pel IOU in.,
that tolls collected at the ls ijch js almt nn ombargo f ,w the
would not pay anything near the j f;U.mer. vlt.nt is now wbrth in
amount of the yearly purchase j Poi tlmul about one dollar and thir
money; from this it is argued that j tv cunts per 100 pounds, but the
the undertaking would be a losing farmer of Lane county must pay
one to the Stale, but this i.s an
exceedingly supertieial view ; it is
not in tolls collected thtit t!ie ben
tiils to the people would appear,
those benefits would be found
namely in the enforcement of low-
or ts of transportation both by
j r!ver a'Hl 1 V!,'0:V, ! a
I river the railroad, would be coin-
1eIe(1 U) mlHce thoi(. h
j said that less than twenty thous-
; and tons of freight passed the falls
last year: it is agreed therefore
that this enterprise could not pav,
but it is a well known fact that
every elfort has been made to force
the. business from the river to the
railroad. The object is to make
! he h"h of the road appear as
i large as possiole lor the purpose
r ti t
, ot making' a lavoralile showing as
j to earnings with the creditors of
i the roads; hence the business done
i . i i
the river last vear is no ente-
1 uie "i '.':u wonu .
' ie done were the navigation ot
j the river lVeo. ( the river
i piace the control in the hands of
the State and cheaper rates would
be established both bv road
and river. Not onlv would there
be cheaper transportation by river
under the competition of steam
boats and other ciaft, but the same
competition would enforce lower
rates on the railroads and bring
great benefits to the producers of
the country. The advantages,
then would not be measured I
the amount of lolls collected,
they would appear in the reduction
of freights, both bv river and rail
in the ireneral cheanenin" of trans-
j portation a result needed more
than any other to stimulate, vital
ize and encourage our industrv;
the farmer of the upper vallev
would be .able to ship his grain to
Portland fe-r from 2 to o dollars
per ton less than he pays now:
the merchant of the upper vallev
would be able to get his goods
from Portland at a tike reduced
rate: tints the countrv would be
largely benefited and the benefits
would inure mainlv to the indus
trial and producing classes. At the
most moderate calculation one
hundred thousand tons of freight
pass up and down the Willamette
valley annually. Suppose, by
making the river free you are able
to get a reduction of one do'lar
per ton a very moderate calcula
tion. Suppose you et a reduction
of only lift y cents per ton; then
you have at, once a sum of money
saved to the people which is in
excess of the annual sum to be
paid for the locks according to the
provisions of this act, and after a
few years the State will have ab
solute ownership of the locks and
the payments will cease. This
is a subject in which every person
in the State, producer and consum
er alike is interested. Sir, we are
not to discuss this subject from
the stand-points of any private in
terest ; we are not to look at it
through corporation spectacles of
the railway pattern ; the people
are parties interested in this bill;
the people want clrap transporta
tion ; this bill will enable them to
get it. Sir, there is a power in
Oregon w hich, siting in its head
otlice in Portland, may ring its lit
tle bell, call a );(', and, by a
simple word of command, add a
hundred thousand dollars annually
to the rates of transportation
which the producers of your val
ley must pay, shall we provide no
check for power like this V w e have
now an opportunity to do it ; if
we are faithful men, if we are
representatives of the in
of the people, we will do
it ; now is tin
time, and here is the
opportunity. Air. Speaker, whence
comes the chief opposition to this
bill ? Docs it not come notoriously
from the railroad interests? Has
not the railroad monopoly fought
the proposition in every form?
Observe the fierce diatribes in the
railroad organ in Portland ; do
they iit:ti,i nothing? Most of the
journals of the State without re
gard to party urge the assembly to
put this gateway of commerce in
the hands of the State. Do we
want reasons to account for the
fight which the railroad monopoly
are making against this bill? they
are not far to seek we have them.
I hold sir, in my hand, a table of
rates on the Central Pacific. Kail
Boad of California and on the
Oregon and California Bail Boad
of Oregon these are the extracts
from the p'inted tables, each of
them ofiicial; by comparing them
together it will be found that the
rau-s on our Oregon road, are in
general about double those on the
California load, and in some iu-
,. . . . .
! t:oices more
than uoubie. l'or
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
35 cents per hundred to get it car
ried there. This is an exhorbit
ant, ruinous rate. A correspond
ing rate is charged from 1 1 arris
burg, Albany and Salem. Of
course the railroad monopoly
wants to continue this state of
things, it wants to extort twice
as much for transportation as the;
railroads of California receive;
hence its bitter opposition to'
any measure looking to competi
tion, or proposing a check to the !
monopoly power. Mr. Speaker, I j
make no attack upon railroads.'
that would be child like and futile.
The railroads are doubtless operat
ed in a way to best subserve the
interests of those who control
them, but the railroads are not j
built with private capital, are not
private enterprises, and therefore
are not exempt from criticism; and I
when a newspaper which is known j
as the organ of the railroad inter- j
est, and which exists as the servant, I
and mouth-piece of that interest,
attacks a rival or competing en
terprise m which the people are
concerned, we have a right to re
member that the railroad monopo
y itself is a creature of public
bounty; it has nothing but what
it received from the public re
sources. For an institution so en
dowed and subsidized, to come for
ward declaiming against public aid
to further other enterprises is im
pudent to say the least. In the
case of the railroad, great subsi
dies have been given, yet the
charges for transportation are un
usual and excessive. In the case of
this improvement at the falls of
the Willamette, we make an ap
propriation, and the river is forever
free. It is objected that the peo
ple of Eastern and Southern Ore
gon have little interest in this
measure, and that they should not
be taxed for an object which is to
benefit the Willamette "valley
Here again is an unjust view:
has not this House just voted a
large appropriation out of re
sources belonging to the whole'
people for a railroad for the bene
fit of Eastern Oregon ?
Has not a railroad been con
structed through the whole tier of
eastern counties of the Willamette
valley, and far into Southern Ore.
gon, out of means donated by
Congress to the State, belonging
to the whole people? Are not re
sources, in part belonging to Ben
ton, Polk, Clatsop, Tillamook and
other counties not di recti' inter
ested being constructed for your
Eastern Oregon raMroad ? .and
have not resources belonging in
part to those same counties been
expended in bringing a railroad to
Salem and extending it as far rout h
as Douglas county. There are
large sections of the Willamette
valley which no railroad touches,
or will touch. Ought not you who
have received the benefit of rail
roads built out of the common re
sources, belonging to the people ot
the S?ate be willing to aid those
portions to get means of transpor
tation which now have none?
In discussing great questions
affecting the people and the pro
gress of this State, narrow views
should be discarded. Local feel
ing arc 1' stands in the way of large
and benificent progress. Let this
tendency be followed and States
would be broke up into small com
munities and tribes with no com
mon purpose, and no great aims.
The idea of Statehood, or nation
ality, would disappear ami the fun
damental principle of modern civ
ilization would grow obsolete.
There is still another thing in this
discussion not to be overlooked;
the same power that controls the
railroads and the Willamette
steam-boats, also control the steam
ships plying between Oregon and
Sati Francisco. Xo opposition to,
and from San Francisco has a
chance to succeed, because if they
run ships to Portland the freight
the' carry is discriminated against
by the railroad monopoly, and can
not be sent forward to its destina
tion in the interior of Oregon.
.Again: opposition steam-boats can
not get return cargoes because the
railroads and Willamette steam
boats both controlled by the same
power which also controls the now
established lines of steam-ships,
again discriminating against
freights carried in opposition
steam ships to San Francisco or
elsewhere. Tt is a game to force
the whole business of the country
into a single channel for the bene
fit of a moneyed corporation.
Open the fills of the Willamete,
make the navigation of the river
free, and this discrimination
.against freight will cease ; lower
rates will be possible, not only up
and down the Willamette vail
but to and from San Francisco.
Put the wheat crops -of your val
ley at two million bushels, a very
low estimate, and compute the sav
ing by cheap transportation. Put
the saving at five cents per bushel,
you have here one hundred thous
and dollars a year or more than
twice the uurn required for the an-
ntial payments according to the
provisions of this act or bill, and
after a few years the canal and
locks are free and belong wholly
to the State.
Gentlemen may say that a due
regard for economy and for the
financial condition of the State,
will not permit them to support
this bill, but there are true ay well
as false notions of econoiny.
Let us on this point take the in
struction of a great authority, Ed
mum! Burke. Mere parsimony,
says he, is not economy; it is seper
able in theorv from it. and may or
may not be a part of economy, ac
cording to circumstances. Expense
and great expense may be an es-
sential part in true economy. If
parsimony were to be considered
one of the kinds" of that virtue,
there is however another and a
higher kind: of iconomy economy
is a distributive virtue, and consists
not 111 saving, but in selection
J arstmony requires no sagacity, no
powers of combination, no compar
ison, no judgment; mere instinct,
and that not of the noblest kind,
may produce this economy in per
fection. The other economy has
larger views. It demands a dis
criminating judgment and a
fine and sagacious mind. It
shuts one door to impudent
importunity only to open an
otlieraud a wider to measures just
ly meritorious. Xo State since the
foundation of society, was ever
impoverished by that species of
profusion. These are the views of
a man to whom all ages will rever
ence. The ideas are those of a
stateman, wdio straggling a life-time
for the principles of reform, never
committed the blunder of supposing
that parsimony and economy were
one and the same thing. Because
this proposition involves expense,
we are not therefore to cosider it
parsimony, it is to be considered in
relation to benefits that will ensue
from it. Every one must perceive
that these benefits will be great and
lasting. The sum to be paid will
not be out of proportion to the
bent-fits conferred. Xo one will
doubt that measures should be tak
en at once or as soon as possible to
get the works into the hands of the
Slate. At present they are owned
by a company who may sell them
to an individual monopoly. The
State may lose the opportunity.
The method proposed for making
payments is easy. Xo great amount
falls due in any one year. It is
simply a question whether the
State will pay forty thousand a
year for twelve ears, and then
have full ownership of the Locks,
while each year during this period,
the benefits of the people from
cheaper transportation will be
grt ater than the sum annually paid.
Xow, Mr. Speaker, while I fully
appi eciate the great and valuable
benefits enjoyed by the people of
Oregon from the construction of
railroads, and while I hold in high
admit at ion the President and pro
jector of the railroads, as an indi
vidual, knowing that his efforts
have conferred greater and more
lasting commercial benefits to the
people of the State of Oregon than
perhaps any one hundred men or
companies in this Slate, I shall
maintain, Mr. Speaker, that it is of
vital importance to the people cf
this State that his power should not
be unlimited and unrestrained, and
it becomes us as the representatives
of the people to provide a check
"Gath'dhe correspondent of the
Chicago TfiLuiu;, in a recent letter
overhauling Mr. Schuyler Colfax,
thus happily touches off that pe
rennial absurdit y, Colfax's "smile:"
Yesterday the speech of the late
promising Colfax came to hand,
deftly appended to an introduction
to Joe Haw ley, the laid-out can
didate lor the Senate from Connect
icut. Haw ley was laid out at the
Ferrv; Schuyler while! sitting on the
stile. In death they were not di
vided, both being small and odd
numerals. As usual, Schuyler's
speech was committed to the Asso
ciated Press. I can fancy how he
smiled at the operator a revival of
that cat-iron smile which went be
fore him like a deadlight as the
unfortunate man fingered into elec
tricity his parliamentary gabble.
It was a smile modeled, not shed,
for the remains of the creature un
derneath it do not possess the ca
pacity even to think a genuine
smile. Cold selfishness, like the
moon's shine, is in that smile, and
as Dr. Byron Sunderland, who
was Colfax's clerical adviser for
years, once said: "Mr. Gath, be
neath that smile he wears the ma
lignity of a devil." I took excep
tion to this; it reduced the intel
lectual similitude of his majesty,
the parliamentarian of the Lower
The rain annually carries to the
earth a quantity of nitrate of am
monia equivalent to three pounds
Js O. 52.
To Democrats Who Hesitate And to
Southern Men Who lift not up Their"
Vjttice Against Cirant and His larty.-
From the Independence Ilera'd.
There are those w ho believe that
Grant will fulfill in the future
what he has Jailed to'doin the past
the pledge made toGeneral Lee,
at Appomattox, tlpon wdiat
grounds they base their opinion,
unless it be as Charles O'Conor
says, in his apology for Grant, that
he will hae no incentive his
second term being secured, to con
tinue the persecutions againsf the
Southern people. If upon this hy
pothesis the opinion is based it
is certainly admitting that ail the
so-called "Ivu-Klux," "reconstruc
tion" and "enforcement" measure
were concocted, and adopted bv
the party, at the dictation of Gem
Grant, for the purpose of keeping
alive the animosities of the war,
and of having thereby an excuse!
to maintain the military in the'
Southern' States, in order to secure
his election 10 the President--.
But it is not for Gieeley against
Grant that we battle, it is not for'
the idosyncrasies of the Philoso
pher of Chappaqua, against the
horse racing and dog-fancying pro
clivities of Gen. Gran that we bat
tle. For in that case our sympa
thies would be for Grant, as we
piefer a horse and a dog to an old
white hat and an axe.
But it is in the motives, the in
iluences and feelings actuating tlW
two men as leaders of the respect
ive parties and the hopes we
have in the Liberal Republican
party for which we battle.
The following from the Lexyig
ton IutcVhjrnrer, puts the ease ex
actly: The party supporting Grant is
the party w hich when the war waft
ended, violated every pledge given
to the vanquished South, and pur
sue'd toward her a merciless system
of suppression, such as, we say de
liberately, modern history furnishes
no example of; a party which ask
ed and compelled a bravPpeople'
to permanently disfranchise the
honored, leaders who had stood by
them faithfully during all their tri
als which has delivered over some
of the fa" rest and richest States of
the South to thcfrulc of ignorant
negroes, and maintains tjjeir su
premacy by the bayonet which
has steadily upheld the infamous
carpet-bag governments, that vam
pire like, have been sticking the
life blood of their unresisting vie-
tims; which by its Ku-Ilux laws
and enforcement acts, licenses ir-
responsible Federal officials to in
vade the homes of Anierican citi
zens and drag them out to be im
mured in dungeons for imaginary
olfences, which in its Homestead,
Pension and other laws uniformily
discriminates oppressively against
every Southern man and woman.
This Southern men, is the partv
you are called on to support in vot
ing for Grant. Will you do it?
Will you show yourselves at once
so great regardless of insult and so'
unmindful of kindnesas to take
such a step. The Democratic par
ty has been your faithful friend
During the war, in thePmidst of re
vilement and persecution, its voice
was heard in unceasing protest
against the high-handed outrages
of the ruling faction; and for tin;
last seven years its whole energies
have been devoted to the attempt
of relieving you and yours front!
the gallant yoke of oppression
But you object to the Liberal Kc
publicans. What if they did take
part aginst you formerly? Their'
voluntary abandonment of a vie?"
rious party shows them sincerely
in favor of reversing the ungener-'
ous and unjust policy hitherto pur-'
sued towards you. You certainly'
have an opportunity of showing
your spite by contemning their
proffer of sympathy and aid; but
such a course will signally man
ifest an utter lack of wisdom and
patriotism on your part. Wi'iw
Grant where Greeley is,fie would
have our heart y support. We sus
tain Greeley only because back of
him are influences which, if allowed
to operate, will save the country,,
and we oppose Grant mainly be
cause back of him ate Influences'
which, if allowed to run unchecked
will ruin it. The Radicals in this
country are boasting that many of '
the boys .who wore the grey
vote their ticket in XVvcmben
We do not believe it. The man
who w ould do such a thiug may
have worn the Southern uniform,,
but he never had a tine Southern,
heart in his losom.
This is the way they call out 0
figure of a reef in Arkansas:"- "Dance
to the gal with a yellowy shawd:
now down outside and ia the
middle: turnTer to your partner,
Isaac Smith, and now to that o
stranger; sache to the right and
left; re du fan, daduda; now to
Peter Schw itch wall's daughter
turn to your partner, every ne;
set to the girl with a glaring.iVdl:
balance one and spin about to the
girl with a hole in the heel of htu
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