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PRECOX riTV, OKEGOV.OCTOBER 1, 1S7I.
Democratic State Ticket!
KO If COXUKESSMAX,
OF POLK COUNTY.
ir.,i. T W Vtit t i it lk TVrnrwr;iti ran.
didate for Congress, will sjeak as fol
lows: Pendleton, on Monday, October C,
IS?:;, :il 2 o'clock v. m.
La (irande, on Wednesday, Octoler
lvc;!. at 2 o'clock P. M.
1 taker Citv. Friday, October 10, lb 3
at 2 o'clock 1. M.
Gov. L. F. Orovr will address the
citizens of Oretron on the jiolitical issues
of the day, at the following places and
Jacksonville, Saturday, Oct. 4th at 1
'anyonville, Mondaj-, Oct. 6th at 1
1'. m .
Ilillsboro, Friday, Oct. 10th, at 1 p. M.
McMinnville, Saturda3-, Oct. 11th at
Labor and Capital.
At the time of the adoption of our
present form of government this
country had not been the abode of a
civilize! people but for a compara
tively short period, not .Mifliciently
long for the large aggregation of
capital. The financial condition of
the individuals composing the body
politic being coincident with that
political status of the individual man
which is the cardinal doctrine on
which, the government was founded
namely, "Equality before the law."
In the progress of time in this, as
in other favored lands, capital began
to aggregate. The capitalists who
constitute but a small numerical ele
ment have been and still are seeking
by a species of insiduous class legis
lation to obtain the control of the
0 only source of wealth to-wit, lahor.
l'or illustrations take the protective
tariff and the banking systems, the
latter included government bonds
which by law are exe upt from mu
nicipal and State taxation and which
are also by law a basis for the bank
ing business. So common is the ef
fort to seenre this class of legislation
that we have in our State and nation
al legislatures what are called mem
bers of the third house or lobyists
who by fair means and foul have too
often been successful, whereby gi
gantic monopolies h:,e been raised
up in almost every part of the coun
try. These largo aggregations of
fiipital used for the .gradation of
labor are the out growth of the spe
cial class legislation s.bove referred
to. How stand the two political
arties of this country in reference
to these measures threatening to
give to capital the domination of
labor. The Democratic party have
ever been O2posei to a protective
tarifl' while the other pvrty or parties
have ever been its advocates. Dem
ocrats have o2Hsed "while its oppo
nents have been the friends of the
banking system. Democrats have
opposed while Republicans by en
act men ts-J tave created monopolies
which bv their suicidal policy of
rinding exactions if not checked
Avill cl ippie the energies of the la
boring nissses and operate as a check
upon, i-ather than facilitate the de
velopment of the country.
While there may, to some extent,
have been lobbying for class legisla
tion during the time the Democrats
were in the administration of the
general government it is neverthe
less tre that it has so alarmingly in
creased during the past twelve years
in which the Republican party have
been in power that the laboring
classes are found organizing to act
in self defense. Take for example
The Mechanic and Labor Unions, the
Rations of Husbandry or Farmers
While we regard concert of action
as dilhcult of attainment on the part
of so numerous a class and from the
nature of their vocations operating
separately, individully yet we think
thev are 'competent to the task and
that the laborers, mechanics, farm-
i . e 1 t. -. ........... ...1...
ers anil men oi jiioue laic iin-.m.-!. wo
are the tax-payers and who consti
tute nine-tenths of the entire people
will by giving or withholding their
suffrages command that considera
tion to which the importance of their
vocations and their numbers entitles
In this connection we refer to the
Jabor question as affectod by the in
troduction of Chinese laborers into
this country. If it is said that the
Chinese came to this country under
the treaty made during a democratic
administration we reply that we had
then that of which we have since
been deprived by Republican admin
istration; that is the right to prevent
Chiuesr immigration according to
the louglas plan of preventing
slavery into the Territories by "un
frienely legislation" ot this we have
been deprived by the amendments
to the Constitution, numbered 14
and 1" which are the boast of the
Republican party. Tho treaty made
Qvith China by Democrats was a
treaty of commerce, that made by the
Republicans called the Rurlingame
treaty places the Chinese in this
eouutry on equal looting with the
most favored nations of Europe and in
addition provided for Chinese becom
ing naturalized citizens. If we are
charged in this with favoring class
legislation. Ave reply that as between
white civilized races and the inferior
heathen races we plead guilty to the
eliarge believing that as the strength
of a Republican government lies in
the virtue and intelligence of the
people; the stability ot our free in
stitutions are endangered by the un
limited extension of the elective
franchise affording another element
or facility for corruption and fraud
in conducting our elections which
in some instances amount to little
more than a fare Let the laboring
musses ponder the questions before
t-asting their votes.
lion. J. IV. Xesmith's Speech.
Hon. J. "W. Nesmith, Democratic
candidate for Congress, addressed a
very large and appreciative audience
at the Court House last Tuesday j
evening. The Oregon City Brass i
Band discoursed music for the occa- '
sion. uoi. YY . jj. wmte mtroctuceu
the speaker to the audience in a few
appropriate remarks. Mr. Nesmith,
upon taking the stand, was greeted
by loud cheering and " Hail to the
Chief " by the band. He began his
remarks by an allusion to the time
thirty years ago when he and Capt.
Hedges worked side by side in a car
penter shop in this city, and when
one of the most bloody Indian battles
les ever fought on our soil was fought
within the limits of our city. He
said he recognized but three faces
that were then familiar to him. He
next proceeded to the discussion of
the political questions of the day.
He reviewed, brief! y, the "pamphlet
speech " of his opponent. lie treat
ed the tariff, internal improvement,
monopoly, transportation, and other
questions in an able manner, and,
judging from the demonstrations of
the audience, to the satisfaction of
all. He said his opponents, of the
Republican press, had charged him
of being a "monopoly man;" he
said he had been born in poverty,
reared in poverty, and had worked
by days' toil for what he had, and he
knew what it was to be a poor man,
and said that he had always been
opposed to oppressive monopolies
from boyhood, and would always op
pose them; he, with many other
farmers residing in the upper valley,
had been robbed by high tariff trans
portation, and that he favored the
regulation of rates of transportation
by just legislation; that transporta
tion monopoly companies were cre
atuers of the people and that the cre
ature should not be greater than the
creator. He briefly referred to the
resolutions of the two parties relative
to the past early indiscretions of Sen
ator Hippie; he said he was not
here to jiass judgment upon air
man's character but as the Repub
lican party had put an endorsement
resolution in their platform which
compelled him to notice the Senator,
he would refer briefly to what the
Republicans were called upon to en
dorse, viz: seduction, lietrayal, de
sertion of a wife and helpless chil
dren, embezzlement of his partner's
money, change of name, running
away with a school inarm, adultery
and mormonism. He exposed the
infamous Credit Mobilier swindle
and showed that the Republican
Convention at Albany endorsed the
same swindle by endorsing Grant,
who endorsed and congratulated
Colfax (the principal thief j upon
his escape from punishment. He
denounced the back pay steal and
the theif who signed the bill and
took $ 100,000 of the tax payers' hard
earned money. He denied the al
legegation in the Republican plat
form that capital and labor were mu
tually dependent upon each other;
he said that he, with many sons of
toil, had lived in Oregon thirty years
ago upon labor without capital, and
that capital was always at war with
labor trying to control it, in order
to make the rich man richer and the
poor man poorer. Re closed his
speech in an allusion to the pledges
given in Hi Smith's pamphlet ad
dress, and said that they were well
enough for a man to make before an
election. He favored internal im
provements and so did the party
which placed him in nomination.
He planted himself upon the Demo
cratic platform. He would labor for
the advancement of the whole peo
ple of Oregon, if elected, and he
would know no North, no South, no
East or West; and any interests that
citizens of Oregon might have in any
of the affairs of the Government De
partments would receive his support
and aid, whether the parties be Dem
ocrats or Republicans. He wanted
the voters of Oregon to go the polls
on the loth of October and vote as
freemen for the man of their choice,
and he would be satisfied, no matter
who it might benefit, hurt or elevate
to office. The meeting was verv en
Smith's Address. We publish the
pamphlet address of Hiram Smith to
the voters of Oregon. We do not
propose to give it any extended no
tice, as it is not the production of
the Radio-id candidate himself; but
when Smith was asked at the Linn
County Fair who got it up for him,
j S4l: " A feller in Portland writ it."
! Even were it the address of Smith,
j it contains nothing w orthy of special
mention unless it be the diversity of
policy between the platform of the
v n . . . ,
I -uuain convention and the one
j adopted by the pamphlet composer
j in regard to Indian affairs. We
j opine that it is a ruse of the Bullet hi
j Publishing Company to "bleed" the
j dupe out of a few of his hoarded
"twenties." Smith is selling the
j pamphlets for a bit apiece, so that
any cf our readers who desire, can
j obtain one by enclosing three post-
: age stamps to Hi Smith, Harrisburg.
i The Tlatt City, Mo., Laud mark
j says: "The Oregon Republicans have
! t i . ii t: a -.
iuuLiu m me person oi oenaior -.Mitchell
one of those roses that by anv
other name smells as sweet."
The Political Capalgu.
It is a fact worthy of note that the
great body of the voters of the en
tire country appear less interested
in mere party politics than formerly.
Bitter partisan feelings giving place
to cool deliberation of the questions
affecting the material interests of the
country. We do not understand
this condition of things indicative of
less interest in the affairs of State,
but, on the contrary, a determination
on the part of the voters to free
themselves from party bias, and
judge of the measures of parties in
their bearing upon the business re
lations of the various members of
the body politic. This is but the
reaction of the partisan furor pre
vailing, for the last several years,
during which measures have been
adopted looking only at the present
party advantage to be gained with
out a thought as to the result of
these measures as permanently affect
rights and interests, nay, even the
character of our institutions. We
shall not deem it a good omen for
the people to lose interest in the
general politics of the country, but
to lay aside partisan feeling for the
promptings of patriotsm is wise and
prudent. The views and feelings of
the statesman do not necessarily run
in the same channel with the zealous
partisan. The calmness character
izing the present political campaign
in Oregon is owing in part to the
fact before mentionetl, but in greater
part no doubt to the fact that the
Republican party is acejdiolous po
litically. Their candidate being
proverbially the impersonation of a
minus ( ) placed before statesman
An Independent Viewing.
The Dallas Bejaibiiean heretofore
an earnest Republican journal, has
come out with this motto: " Inde
pendent in Politics and Religion."
In an editorial upon the candidates
of the two political parties, has this
to say of our candidate, the Hon.
J. W. Nesmith:
J. W. Nesmith commenced busi
ness when but a stripling upon the
La Creole in this county, unlike
Mr. Smith, he is low in statue and
of about lifty summers; lie is vrell
known in Oregon both as a private
citizen and a public servant; like
31 r. Smith he is well developed but
of entirely different organism; he
is a man of more than ordinary na
tive talent; he is a farmer, and to a
stranger, who should notice him,
when at work upon that farm, he
would present an appearance very
much uulike an ex-United States
Senator; he is of the 1'lymouih Lock
round head type, and when not mo
rose, very congenial; he is well
posted in politics and religion; he
has acted in the capacity of a nation
al representative, for a period of six
years; his record while iu the Uni
ted States Senate, is a very good
one, the Congressional Olooes show
that he aecomphahed more for Ore
gon, than any one man who has ever
represented her people; unlike Mr.
Smith, he is a man, who has enemies
as well as friends; he is just now
amusing himself by running over
the political race track all by him
self, declaring the unsearchable
riches of the time honored princi
ples, of unwashed Democracy to the
faithful band of the unterrined.
His opening speech at Eugene City,
is said by the leading journals of the
Republican party, to be a failure;
by the Democratic journals to be a
masterly effort; we should hesitate
to believe either without corrobora
tion from some other source; one
thing is certain, he is more than a
match for both his competitors in de
bate. If elected, Mr. Nesmiih will
make an able representative, aud
we idiall undoubteply know, cn or
after the 13th of October, whether
lie is elected or not.
The lixerution of the IdocK.
The follow ing is the order to the
commanding officer at Fort Klamath
for the execution of the Modoc Pris
Headquarters Department of)
THE Co IXM til A, PORTLAND, '-
Or. Sept. 10th, 1873. )
The Commanding Officer, Fort
Klamath, Oregon, is commanded to
cause the sentences of the Military
Commission, in the cases of Captain
Tack, Schonchin, Black Jim, Boston
Charley, Barneho, alias One-eyed
Jim, and Sloluck, alias Coke, Modoc
Indian captives, to be duly executed
in accordance with the President's
order, as promulgated in General
Court-Martial orders No. 3:2, War
Department, Adjutant General's Of
fice, Washington, August 23, 1S73;
at Port Klamath, Oregon, on the 3rd
day of October, 1873, between the
hours of ten o'clock A. M., and two
o'clock P, M., of that day.
The receipt of this order will be
acknowledged by teiegram, and its
execution by letter.
Jeff C. Davis,
H. Clay Wood,
Official. Asst. Adjt. Gen.
How's this for Hi?--We learn that
a certain Federal officer at a town up
the valley had made his appoint
ments for delivering himself of the
iniquity heaped upon him by Back
pay steals, Credit Mobiliers, and
Senatorial indiscretions, has come to
grief. A Commissioner has come
out from Washington aud discovered
several " irregularities " in his sale
of surveying contracts. Truly the
days of Radical reign are few and
full of sorrow. Let us weep.
The Salem Statesman has a squib
in Wednesday's issue relative to
Senator Baker bribing an Oregon
Legislature. We should have thought
the eolitor of that paper would keep
respectful silence about Senator Ba
ker's election to the Senate, he being
one of the members that was
The Chief Justiceship
The President has appointed Sena
tor Roscoe Conkling, of New York,
to the Chief Justiceship.made vacant
by the death of Salmon P. Chase.
As to legal ability, Mr. Conkling is
not wanting; but as to jurisprudence
he is said to be a failure. He is an
ultra politician, and it is said by our
eastern journals that the honor was
conferred upon him for two reasons,
viz: first, as a reward for party ser
vices ; second, in order to get him
out of the field for President. Conk
ling was a defender of the Credit
Mobilier thieves, a champion of the
SauJDomingo annexation scheme, and
also of the "back-pay" bill steal, and
was a warm supporter of the Kellogg
Government in Louisiana; he sup
ported President Grant in all of his
favorite measures, in fact Conkling
has been the ad visor of the President,
and is accredited w ith having w ritten
the most of Grant's messages. He is
not a statesman of the type of Clay,
Calhoun, Webster, Benton, or even
of our latter-day statesmen Julian,
Trumbull, Sumner, Thurman, Hen
dricks, Schurz, Casserly, Tickers or
Wright ; he lacks one essential, hon
esty. It is the general rule now-a-days
to call every one dishonest who
differs, politically, from us. but that
is not what we mean by Haying that
Mr. Conkling lacks honesty we
mean that lie docs not treat his col
leagues and fellow-ciiizens us he
would have them treat Lim. In his
debate in the Senate iu April, 1872,
with Senators Schurz and Sumner iu
regard to the policy of continuing
the bavonet-law in the South, until
the Presidential election he let party
zeal get the better of his judgment iu
descending to the low pot-house slaug,
characteristic of a politician rather
than a statesman. In the Senate last
Pall he refused to allow eulogies paid
to the memory of Horace Greeley,
because Mr. Greeley bad been his
competitor for the Senatorial honors.
We give below the views of the New
York I feral J in regard to the appoint
ment of a Chief Justice, about two
weeks before the appointment of Mr.
These reflect ions are suggested by the
discissions now before me jmulic fiiitul
as the succession to Mr. Chase. We
iiHve hail the painful dutv of showing
that the of olhce under Mr. Taney was
a reward ; that under Mr. Chase it was
only a resiin; place. W liut i.-n the tem-P-t'oI
t lie present ilUcussioiis ? Sii.iply
this: How will the appointment of
this man or that man all'rcl hUs chancen
for the Presidency ? Here is Mr. t'otik
liuu;, who is nanu d from New York.
Waal is the question in the mind of the
friends of that Senator? Not is he com
pent, learned, honorable, fair-minded;
not would I lis appointment tiring re
nown to the iU'Ueh ami exalt jusii.-e ;
but simply this: How will il auect his
chances for the Presidency in the m :.t
Convention or some. Convention to
come after? Would he in more availa
ble in the Senate or on the Supreme
lieneii? just us we can imagine a e in
pany of Knglish jockeys ' discussing
w hether tin; air and grass uf Surrey or
of Kent are best suued for the hoi -.;:
that is to enter for the Derby. M..re
than all, the sentiment of the Kej nl li
can party justices (tie.-,e oisi u.-.ioiis.
It' some prudish person suggests liiut
Mr. Conkiii: as Chief Justice, would
no longer have am! :ti. m oiild be
content, and would regard his robes
stained if they dragged in political wa
ters, the answer is prompt, th d this
would be to bury himself, to be oi no
use to his friends to oe foriroiti-n. Al
ways the Derby the raee tor the Derby
as Hie only purpose iu life. Tliut won,
nothing n mains.
Ihit it se n.s to usj that something
should remain. Is there no fountain of
honor or duty in this llepul-lic but that
the foul toads of polities must knotaid
gender there? Does it not occur to our
public men that this Supreme incn
should be above all iniiueiiecs evi n
the gaudy winning dreams of
ambition? Is there not honor enough
in that high and almost holy station
that men should not leave its lofty and
serene opportunities to bother and fret
at tiie doors of every rowdy con vent ion?
There is no justice where this is seen.
The Radical press is trying to cre
ate the impression that Hi Smith is
not a politician, but a modest high
minded man. We know of a few of
his high-minded transactions. In
the Spring of 1870 he, in conjunction
with Dr. Bayley, of Corvallis, his
partner Brassfield, Henry Hufi'i nan
and several others, did hire nearly
one hundred men to leave their
homes and families in Linn and
Lane counties and go to Benton
county for the e.rjires.t nrpo.e of
carriiny the leyislutire tk, ,1 in the in
terest of Ben llolladay. For the
proof of this statement we cite to the
affidavit of Hi Smith takeirby Judge
Strahan before W. J. Robertson, J.
1'., during the investigation of the
frauds in the same election. This
is the kind of a man the Radicals
have put up as worthy the suffrages
of a free people if he be a high
minded man, we don't want anv
high-minded ones in ours.
Mrs. Belle A. Chamberlain is
drawing crowded houses nightly at
the Court House, in this city, and
in her success is verifying the state
ment we made a fortnight since that
she, as a speaker, excelled Bcecher
or Bishop Peck. Northwest.
How do our Christian friends like
above comparison between the ven
erable Bishop and a dirty well no
matter what. This should be suffi
cient to let the friends of woman
suffrage see how society would be
degraded by allowing such women to
be the leaders of society. All virtu
ous womon should shrink from such.
In the article on facts and figures
which appeared last week, we were
slightly mistaken as to the price
charged for freight from Roseburg
to Portland. We took our figures
from the Roseburg Plaitulealer. It
should have been 45cents per
hundred, instead of 815 per ton as
the Plaindealer gave it a slight dif
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Territorial Xews Items.
Ogden is inflicted with burglars.
Salt Lake loses 00,000 by the
The rumor that work at Tacoma
was suspended is false.
A mine north of Corinne has been
disposed of for $10,000.
Melons are worth a dollar apiece
at Missoula, Montana.
Shotgun messengers ancompany
the Montana Stages now.
Lung fever takes off horses in
Montana lively just now.
Chickens were $6 per dozen in
Helena, Montana, last week.
Boise City merchants are doing
business on a greenback basis.
desertions are frequent from Fort
Shaw and other posts in Montana.
It coats ?1(8 feright on a threshing
machine from Portland to Seattle.
Six horses figured in the Boise
City races last week, from Oregon.
A Thurston county farmer will en
ter 150 articles at the Seattle Pair.
There are thirty-three saloons in
Walla Walla and only five churches.
Thirty-one car loads of tea passed
through Ogdeu last week, going
A severe frost was experienced in
the vicinity of Olympia last Thurs
The Cooke Brothers' bank at Ta
coma promptly paid, and is ready to
pay all liabilities on sight.
The sloop Bushwhacker discharged
K'2,000 shingles for the Railroad Com
pany at Tacoma last Friday.
S?ya a Walla Walla paper: It costs
M to gt a ton of wheat to Wallula,
a distance of not thirty miles.
C. B. Bagley, of Vhe Olympia
Courier, has been appointed by Sec
retary Struve, public printer.
Wrhen the free postal delivery sys
tem ir inaugurated in Salt Lake, six
letter carriers will le required.
Boise City, I. T., was iudnlgine in
horse racing last week. That is all
we coeld find in the Statesman.
Mr. David Byles, of tho Chehvdis,
had all of his w heat, barley and most
of his oats burned on Sunday, Sept.
The h.tflliyeitver says: "We are in
formed that in many parts of this
county the potato crop will be a
An immense vein of plumbago has
been discovered in the Kiugsbnry
mine of the Cottonwood Mines,
Widla Walla Valley with a million
bushels of wheat can onlv send to
market 100,000 bushels. " Cause
lack of transportation.
The Champion Hall Company,
Silver City, blaho, have awarded
John Upham the contract, for build
ing their hall, at 'J,7i0.
The M'oit'inan tells an incredible
srorv about a quartz lead at Mill
Crek, r,!X feet wide, 2,000 feet long,
and paying j27 to the ton.
Utah wheat is bringing .St) cents a
bushel, anp Hour is worth from 2
to . L0 pL-r sock of one hundred
pounds at Salt Lake City.
Daring the we k ending Septem
ber 20th, Wells, Fargo & Co. ship
ped fio:u Silver City, I. T., twelve
bars of bullion, valued at S2ti,CW LK.
George Walker, formerly of Silver
City, L. T-, and familiarly known as
Old Growler, is engaged in building
the United States observatory at
The immense amount of grain in
Whitman county, V". T, is now
about jsll in the stack, ami the ma
chines ikre .-ill ready at .work thresh
ing it out.
A Turbine water-wheel, rattsl at
7f horse power, or three times the
size of tbt mm1 it is to displace iu
the wah-r-pipo manufactory at Turn
water, ha: leen shipped from San
Frr-ncisco for the company.
The Port Town send Argus says:
"L ist week Thomas Marsden picke 1
up a tir.e 5U0 pound anchor with fif
teen fathoms of chain attached, and
on Monday morning the schooner
Ontario fished up a smaller anchor
about 2A) or i)00 pounds on the
bank below Point Hudson.
The 00 man writhes and broths at
Col. Nesmit for having the audacity
to canvass the State alone, lie says
the reason Hi Smith won't canvass
with him is beesuse he is a black
guard, and because Williams refused
t iianviw with h'.m hist year. Now,
Mr. i?'S00 man, you have uttered a
deliberate falsehood. Col. Nesmith
has conducted this campaign in a
gentlemanly manner. Compare him
to that pettifogger, Williams, who
w hen Senator Thurman charged in a
speech in Ohio last month that he
had left his post with money taken
from the U. S. Treasury to aid the
Radicals in carrying a certain State,
Williams telegraphed to Morton that
he must say it "was a lie" but he
w ould not allow an investigation.
Tee Statesman says the Democratic
papers are still retailing the "lie"'
started by the Oreyonian , to the ef
fect that Senator Mitchell said he
didn't care a damn whether the Re
publican party succeeded or not, so
they endorsed him. We had the re
port from respectable Republicans,
w hose veracity would not be ques
tioned, that Senator Mitchell i' ut
ter the above saying, to men in this
city one week prior to the meeting
of the Albany Convention. We did
care to publish the same as we did
not regard it as our funeral, but as
the Statesman, chooses to stigmatize
it as "a lie started by the Oreyoniar
we politely inform that sheet that
living witnesses can testify to the
The Radical press is now- engaged
in charging each other with crimes
that should forever damn that party
to obscurity and its leaders to the
utter contempt of all respectable
people. They charge each other
with all the crimes known to the
Summary of State Xews Items.
Salem is afraid of fires.
State Fair next Monday.
Fires in the woods near Salem.
Tho Dalles is infected by bur
glars. Dallas had only two fights last
The Washington County fair clos
Ice was formed at Salem last Mon
There were 495 entries made at the
Linn County Fair.
The Brownsville Woolen mills are
turning out good work.
There are now twenty pupils in
the mute school at Salem.
Washington county's share of the
State school fund is $3,3U8.
A girl smoking a cigar was the
sensation at the Albany Fair.
The Salem mills have received
130,000 bushels of new wheat.
Flem Hill has been appointed sub
agent for the Klamath agency.
There is becoming considerable
inquiry for real estate in Astoria.
The boats on the Columbia river
are carrying full freights both ways.
A shoemaker named Fuchs com
mitted suicide in Portland last Mon
day. An unsuccessful attempt was made
to lire a saloon at Corvallis last
A Mr. Smith had his wrist broken
in the hadling of wheat at Weston
Three men had an encounter at La
fayette, the other day, and one came
Over ninety students are in at
tendance at the Agricultural College
Only four marriage licences were
issued by the Clerk of Marion coun
ty last month.
Yamhill county claims to have rais
ed more wheat thau auy other coun
ty except Linn.
Ed. Delashmutt, of Dallas, raised
a tomato which measured 2t5 inunos
Ex-Governor Whiteaker will start
east of the mountains with a band of
cattle in a few dys.
Three men caught 20-i trout in
three hours, in the Umpqua rivor at
Roseburg last wee1-;.
Miss Lizzie Jordan has taken
charge of the music department of
the McMinnville College.
The editor of the Bxlr& k Uamocrat
has lost his pistol. Delinquent sub
scrilers are once more happy.
The pile driver is at work on the
wharf at Astoria, which is intended
for the Astoria Farmers' Company.
There were ovar 1(H) teams at one
time waiting to unload at the various
warehouses iu Albivny lat Monday,
A military company lias been or
ganized at Eugene City with W. J.
Shipley as Captain. Bill has "seen"
The brick work of the State Uni
versity building is com leted and
carpenters are engaged in getting
the roof on.
The Plaind-jnh r announces that
John W. Kelly, late of t ie Jr nri,
has a.siiLu-d editorial control i f the
Zeb. Hinkle, a well-to-do farmer
of Benton county, was killed last
Fridi.y by the accidental discharge
of a shot gun.
Wo learn with regret that Hon. T.
11. Cornelius is lyiu'r dangerously ill j
!t his residence in Washington coun- j
ty of typhoid fever.
Seuator Kelly is ou an inspection j
trip up the Columbia to ascertain !
the wants of that section prior to his
return to Washington. j
The Liuu county i-gricultund so- j
eioty invite persons to deliver ad- I
ilresr.es to them aud then charges j
theui the usual admission fee.
The State Grange has elected Dan- i
iel Clark, of Marion, Master; John !
H. Smith, of Liuu. Secretary; An- !
thony Simpson, of Bentan, Chaplain. I
The Willamette IuH'r has ad op- j
ted the patent inside swindle! If it !
would now adopt the patent outside !
it would be quite an improvement, j
Prof. Marsh, of Yale College.
Conn., was at the Dalles last week '
examining the geological specimens j
or Rev. 1 homas Condon, State Geolo
gist. Two nuggets, weighing respective
ly 48 and 27 ounces, and whose com
bined value is 1.200, were sound on
Sucker creek, Josephine county, re
cently. The McMinnville Ueort-r says:
"Epizootic has made its ap2eanuice
again in a very severe form. Many
horses are suffering with it in this
A couple of sports who had been
around at the Linu County Fair,
were arrested at Salem, on Saturday,
by the Sheriff of Linn county, for
The Didles Mountaineer which has
weathered the tempestuous storm of
journalistic career for l'i years is
now compelled to adopt the patent
Mr. Waito gives notice that all
animals and freight for exhibition at
the State Fair, will be delivered this
year on the grounds, thereby saving
trouble and delay of travel and trans
portation from the Salem depot.
The Jacksonville Times says: " A
rumor is rife in our community that
the Klamath Indians have threaten
ed to break out, should the convict
ed Modocs be hanged. Also, that
they have had a war dance and made
other w arlike preparations."
Ex-Governor Whiteaker one day
last week killed a large cougar. A
neighbor's little girl was at the barn,
and hearing a noise on the opposite
side from the house went around to
discover the cause, when the animal
jumped at her. A dog interferred,
and she escaped to the house.
Junction City Lodge No, 50, F. &
A. M., was installed on Wednesday
evening, the 24th, by M. W. T. McF.
Patten, Grand Master. The follow
ing ofiicers were installed: James W.
Brasrield, W. M.; V. Kstatz, S. W.
T. A. Milliron, J. W.; Stern
berg, Treasurer; I. Senders, Secre
tary. A Large Majoritt. Full official
returns of the recent election iu Ken
tucky show a Democratic majority of
Washington, Sept 'U ti .
tary of the Treasury y esTedTv ! S,'er
ed to the President that .i.8u?i-st-
or uomls now being made u 'V. c"hi'
when 2,H)IUW shall have t11
MAUVSVlr I f .r
17 years of age. living,'.. v
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says the President "has' t,.'...i '"'fritm
olfice of Chief Justice to s,.,,' t t1''
ling and that the Senator will I ( ' "k"
Chicaoo, Sept. T1,P in.V''''''1-
exjKisition opened to-night in ,i tri;d
niheent building erected n i !. ' J'la-- v
for its use. Not less than tweitt llk
and people are in attendance r
hibition exceeded th eic,.t.,,- ' tx
all, the space in the buildii',.;;1 e
NH feet long by 2X feet w7.h. ,'h
tilled with products f nature i
from all parts of the country ' :irt
Nkw "ioRK, Sept. . ,
from the Peruvian iovrnimr,"fr a'a
Consul here anoiinees that the tin,!' J1'
opening proposals for laying a suri
rsne cable between Panama ami p
was extended on the l.Uh of Scut....,'
for (At days. 1 11,1 r
The col lossal bronze statue in i
ect Park. Ilrooklvn, of John lh.vv. i
aine, authcr of -Home, Sweet 11,,, 7.
vas uncovered tenia v in the tivs. ,1'
f t.'OOO iH-rsons. 1"-miUm
I'll I I. A OKI I'll I i .
dedication of the Masonic Teim.lp j
day tifty-nine Lodges of Phihufeh,!
turned out numU-ring. about i."
thousand memU-rs. The procc," "!!
was nearly three hours in passing '
given point, and was viewed by ikniu
Kinoston, Jamaica, Sejit''7-Tj
Pritish steam sloop xu,W arrived hrr
to-day from Omoa, Honduras bri
nig the following intelligence Mien I V
traba s troops, after assassinating a aV
tatchment of P.dacia's force whi'-K
were under Hag of truce, approached
the Fort,. sacked Omoa, and imprisoned
all the Ih itish subjects, gutted the con
sult-.ues of America, England, Sp-ii,,
and Portugal, tore the American tlatr
i " i"j r.vu me uierciiaiiN
and warehouse.-:, leaving them jn-rtVct
wrecks. The N iolje .soon after arrived
and demanded the surrender of t1(,
imprisoned foreigners, and explanatinn
for the outrage. The authorities were
obstinate and refused to accede to the
demands of the commander of tho
XioU when a iKjmbardment followed
until a Mag of truce was shown, th
prisoners surrendered and compensa
PiTMU lUi, S-pt. 27. A I '.est on social
to the Journal fro New York savs the
Mixed Commission on Hritish and
American Claims have made timd
awards and concluded its usiness oil--day
ahead of the time fixed l- the;
treaty. In brief, the result of the iil
quiry is that the United States liovi rn
ment paid to Knglish sufi'ererssbv nr
late w ar 2 per cent of their claims" tin
ountiug to SLietsij). while the Anii-r-c:m
chums against England are all dis
allowed. T!i Pnsburg postellice was taken
possession of this afternoon by Majur
Pithbridge, chief of the special s-i "i
bureau ot the Postollice Dcpartm m.
Col. John II. Stewart, )h st master. h;;s
beer arrested as a defaulter. It is l.
lieved the defah-atio will amount t"
Pakis, Sept. 27. Members of t!.
Right assert that the Assembly will
'Rehire in favor of tho monarch y U-i'on;
A dispatch from Enghoin, lielgiun:,
announces the death in that t wn ,'(
Sebastian Olazag.i, the well-known
Spanish st. iti sniaii.
Drr.t.iN, Sept. L1. There was a larire
meeting at Droheda yesterday in f iv.r
of the release of anv JYinan prisoners.
Several members of Parliament paiticil
pated iu the di-cussion.
Nkw Yoi:k, Sept. :N.Th- President
ol the First Xatioi.al IVink h -re advi-.-es
iin iniiiiediabi resumption of s;.
pa n lent, on the ground that m oh
act ion will add Sso.txm.txiii to the positive
relief of the money ni u kct.
Siikkvktokt, La.. Sept. 2. WiM-.in
the last four days several of l! c in.st
piomiiie it rnl ' res-ectabl citizens of
Shreyep -i t have fall; n vic tims to t i
epidemic. The population las )en
fearfully thinned out by sickness :u d
death. There r fewer deaths and. new
cas--s because theenre fewer peoi.l.
l-oN-p.-.x. Sept. 2V. Two hundred and
twenty-Hive thousand pounds bulli' ii
vvas shh ped from Plymouth for New
York on Sunday, and the stc:anshi;
which sailed from Southampton tho
same day for New York took out l'i,
EmraiM incuts have been made for
the shi; mi nt of .".n.mn) pounds by tho
steamship from Southampton to-morrow.
It is said ;m.iK pounds were
booked for shipment this week.
Th' rwimnnt " of I ,U n withdrawn
From the Hank of England on hakims
to-day is Cts.neu pounds.
Tho election ,,,rd Mayor tiMlny
resulted in the choice ot'Ardn w husk,
at i . resent an Alderman and mciulx r
of Pai liameitt.
Eon pon. Scot. The specie d raw-
fro m the Hank of England n advance
to-day is for shipment to N w York.
A special from Perl in hints :J financial
tri uli'es in Cormanv. K-n-cy stock
and b k shares arc not saleable : some
' ave fallen iti per cent.
Nkw Youk, Sept. :0. A telegram
from I'.oston last id:ht. savs Admiral
VYinslow-, U. S. N.,' who commanded
the Kearvargp when she sunk the Ala
bama. di d at h is residence at Huston
Highlands 1 ist evening.
Hkkmn, Sept. I). Eouis Muhlbach.
thoseh brated Jcrman novelist, is dead.
M' int'iom Kit v, Ala., Sept. 21'. Th
Hoard of Health reports one death
from yellow fever, ami five new casts
within the past -is hours.
The Oregon ian copied a leading
editorial from the London Ti?nes in
regard to Ca-sarism. The Times fa
ors it, as do all European journals.
The point is just here: Our Repub
lican friends of the press make fun
of the idea of the present executive
desiring a third term, but at the
same time quote articles frcm pa
pers favoring the third term which
Mr. Grant's friends are asking for.
We desire to know if the Bulletin
and Oregon ian w ill place themselves
on record either for or against the
third term for President. An an
swer will be in order.
An Ignoramus. The publisher of
a little sheet east of the mountain
has commenced the issue of a "patent
supplement" to his weakly publica
tion. He claims to "publish" niorw
reading matter than any other aper
outside of Portland. Admitting that
he "publishes" the patent extr or
supplement, then helms not as much
matter by a few thousands as the
Enterprise publishes on the outside
pages. Cheek, you know
There were a goodly number of
honest Republicans out to hear Hon.
J. W. Xmith last Tuesday evening
and from their conversation we judge
they were highly pleased with our
standard bearer. We are not in the
promising business if we were we
would promise Nesmith 300 majority
in this county.
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The Walla Walla Statesvian bs do.
ing good work for Hon. J. W. t,s'
mith. It claims Umatilla county b