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OREGON CITY, OREGON, APRIL 17, 1S74
DEMOCRATIC STATE TICKET."'
For Congress t
GEO. A. LaDOW, of Umatilla.
For Governor t
L. F. G HOVER, of Marion Co.
I'or Secrtary of Slate i
S.F. CHAD WICK, of Douglas.
I'or State Treasurer t
A. IL BROWN, of Baker.
For State Printer!
M. V. BROWN, of Linn.
Superintendent of Public Instruction i
E. J. DAAVXE, of Ittarioii.
I'or Pros.cutinK Attorney, First District.
II. K. tIAN.VA, of Jackson County.
For Ju! if of Second Judicial District,
r F. juosilKU, of Ponirlas County.
For Proseout lnx Attorney,
C. W. FITCH, or Tane County.
For Prosecuting Attorney, Thin! District,
.1. J. H'lIITNKY, of Iann County.
For Fourth District, nomination not made.
For rrosrcutinsr Attorney, Fifth District,
CL. VHKA1I AS COI XTY DEMOCRATIC
Convention meets in this City,
SATURDAY, APRIL. 25, IH71.
At 11 o'clock a. m.
Clackamas County Convention.
On Saturday, tlie 25th inst., the
Democratic Delegates for Clacka
mas county will meet at the Court in
this city, for the purpose of placing
in nomination a ticket to be support
ed by the Democracy at the ensuing
election. This convention will have
to nominate one State Senator, four
representatives, County Judge, Sher
iff, Clerk, :two County 'Commission
ers, Treasurer,- Assessor, Surveyor,
School Superintendent and Coroner,
and the election of a Democratic
County Committee. It is hardly
worth our while to counsel the Dele
gates in regard to their duty. They
must all anow that it is very impor
tant lhat harmonv and good feeling
should prevail, and that the wishes
of the masses in their selection of
candidates should and must be heed
ed. Thii is no time to try experi
ments. 'Personal feelings and pref
erences icust not be gratified at the
tUe expense of the success of the
party, arid we feel confident that the
Delegates will see the importance of
placing iu nomination the best and
most suitable men for each and every
position. We trust our Convention
will not commit the same error the
Radicals did, select men because
they are not known. This is bad pol
icy. It is better to select men who
are known for their ability, honesty
and integrity, than to ask the people
to vote for men because they know
nothing of them. This class of men
are not safe to jmt into office. Ob
scurity is no recommendation to a
man, and we hope the Convention will
select inezi of known integrity, abili
ty and honesty, so that they will at
once demand and receive the hearty
"support of the citizens of our coun
ty. We iieed the best men we have,
and if the Convention will act pru
dently and with proper judgment,
they will give us a ticket which will
sweep the county by an overwhelm
ing majority. Much, in fact all, de
depends on the action of the Con
vention, and we hope that each
member of that body will feel the
importance of his action in that
body. Xo mere personal preference
should govern the action of any
member, and no personal objections
should weigh ag .inst an individual
if . he be the choice of the people.
We trust that a good ticket will be
placed in the field, and that the De
mocracy of Clackamas county may
have occasion to -ft el proud of the
candidates which ate presented to
them for their suilYage. Let the
Convention do its duty, and the vo
ters will perform their part on the
first Monday iu June.
The Independent Judicial Nominees.
;The people's nominating commit
teo mtt at Portland last Saturday
and placed in nomination Hon. E. D.
Shattuck for Judge, and II. Y.
Thompson for Prosecuting Attorney.
Mr. Shatnick is too well known to
need an introduction at our hands
in this district. He has held the
Isition before, and retired with hon
or to himself. Mr. Thompson is a
young man of excellent abilities, and
would discharge the duties of the
office with credit if he is elected.
Both of these nominations are good
and should the Democratic District
Delegation see lit to endorse the ac
tion of the peoples nominating com
mittee, we should give them our
hearty support, and feel confident,
if electtd, they will discharge the
duties of their respective office with
honor to themselves and to. the best
interests of the district. They are
good enough men for us, and should
the District Convention endorse
them, will receive the full Democrat
ic and independent vote.
District Convention. Mr. S.
Iluelat, chairman of the Delegation
of the Fourth Judicial District, has
- called ths delegates to meet at Port
land to-morrow at 1 o'clock p. m.
- The duty of the delegates will be to
take such action in regard to the Ju
dicial nominations as they may deerh
proper. We hope that the delega
tion may be fully represented.
The Dug Up Candidates for Radical
The organs of the Eing nominees
say that they are all able men, com
petent and qualified for the positions
for which they have been nominated.
That may be taken with a great deal
of allowance. Dick Williams has
been in Oregon ever since he was a
boy; this is the first time he has
managed to secure for himself a nom
ination for any position, and would
not now if it was not known that he
was to be offered up. a sacrifice.
What has Dick Williams ever done
during his long residence thatranrks
him as a man of ability ? It i3 true
he enjoys a fair share of legal patron
age, but that he owes to fortune and
connection greater with legal minds.
His friends can point to no brilliant
act in either-the courts or politics;
in fact, in the latter, he has always
been a failure, and will prove so this
time. He wants to go to Congress,
and his political status being of that
character which turns up on the side
which is of pecuniary benefit to him,
he has generally managed to train
with the majority party, but never
did anything for it or its success.
J. C. Tolman, had it not been for
his ownership of Minnie Rifle, a fine
race mare, would never have been
heard of outside of his own preciuct.
Who has ever heard of anything ho
has done to note him as a man of
any ability? They say he is a good
judge of a horse race, and that Ave
are willing to concede, but he will
be short on the outcome this time,
and the people are the judges.
Twenty-two years in Oregon and not
known outside of Jackson county,
when men of intellect demanded a
premium in years past, is rather a
bad recommendation for a man that
wants to be Governor of Oregon at
C. M. Foster we never heard of,
nor do we know anything about him.
We learn that he is known as a sur
veyor and has been handling con
tracts. That is rather a poor recom
mendation for him. Dave Clark
never was heard out his business cir
cle, and as for abilty, he has just
about enough to get along with and
that is all. Wait is known for his
interest he has taken in the Agricul
tural Society for several years, and
the Society has been compelled to
pay him very good for it. lie has
made it pay, or he would never have
been its Secretary. He has done the
printing of the Society at extrava
gant rates, and the Society is the
loser by the interest he has manifes
ted in its behalf, or rather in his
own behalf. The Rev. L. L. Row
land is said to be a preacher of the
Chistian Church, and a doctor, and
has been in the State twenty-two
years, formerly of Polk county, then
of Salem, and now of the Dalles; but
we learn that he is a physician on
one of the Indian reservations. Sow
there is not one man in a hundred in
Oregon who has ever heard of this
Rev. gentleman, and if he had taken
any interest in educational matters,
he certainly should have shown it in
twenty-two years, and if he were a
doctor of medicine of any note, his
fame has had time to spread abroad
in our State; and if a preacher of
any standing, twenty-two years is
certainly long enough to give liira an
introduction. Rut the facts are these:
The Ring hunted up obscure individ
uals through the State, with whom
they expected to deceive and hum
bug the people, and then furnish
them the brains to run the concern.
Itwould not have done to get men
of sense, as they might take a notion
to be their own masters and not the
slaves of the Custom House Ring.
If there, is any merit in the Radical
ticket, it is its lack of being known,
and not any ability or .popularity it
Against Federal Officers. The
Radical Convention passed a resolu
tion in which it declared its opposi
tion to Federal officials controlling
State Conventions and its politics.
The necessity of such a resolution is
apparent when we find that the last
Convention was run by them exclu
sively. The following is a partial
list of those present and who dictated
what should be done : Ren. Simp
son, Surveyor General; H. W. Scott,
Collector of Customs at Portland;
W. D. Hare, Collector of Customs at
Astoria; O. R. Gibson, Collector of
Internal Revenue; Rufus Mallory,
U. S. District Attorney; Geo. E.
Cole, Postmaster at Portland (but.of
course he was not having much to
say, as he" is a Democrat) ; M. P.
Berry, Collector of Customs at Alas
ka; T. B. Rickey, Postmaster at Sa
lem. How many more were there we
are not definitely advised.
An infuriated bull has recently
Wn attempting to make us notice
him. But, as we are just now look
ing for the voters next June, it is not
our purpose to devote any space to
ljuil exploits. It i, the nature of
this class of animals to be more tur-
uu.-nt m the
, 1 1 , .
spring than at any
"mer time of the
as the bunch gross
year, and as soon
dries uti .-;n
cuoi uown to his
-l , - IU
j "i v ii ii vii I'nnn.i
llUg ms candidate for State Prin-
ei, ue wm nnd uimself probabl j
the same fix that McPherson was
that is, Wait will get the profits and
Crandall hold the empty bag.
j r Linn c?unty hal one-sixth of the
Granges m the Stat.
How Tolman is Viewed at Home.
The Jacksonville Times, a paper
published at the home of Mr. Tol
man, speaks of his nomination as
The hngest joke of all was the
nomination oi Judge Tolman, of
this county, for Governor. A more
prepoiiperous burlesque on that of
fice could not be perpetrated. When
men of ability like Judge Boise and
Dr. Geary are thrust aside to make
room for such calibre as Mr. Tolman,
there certainly must be trickery
somewhere, or perverted taste pre
dominating. Personally we bare the
highest regard for him. That he
has net the slightest qualification for
ths olfice is "but to-i well known.
The Mitchipple programme no doubt
is to use him as a tool to their job
bery, in case of hiselection, of which
there is not the remotest possibility.
His nomination is in direct opposi
tion to the wishes of leading Repub
licans of his own county ; and he will
not poll his party vote by consider
able. In another article the seme paper
The only things urged in favor of
Tolman, the Republican candidate
for Governor, by his friends, (and
they are those in which the public
have no interest in the least,) are that
he is an obscure man and calculated
to harmonize the Radical party.
That he is an obscure person we
agree with them. Years ago, when
the fair name of Democracy was
loathed with horror by all save a
faithful lew, Tolman was elected
Judge of this county. His adminis
tration was noted lor nothing save
the arbitrary manner in which he
iieaieu persons oi opposite views.
Among his most notorious perform
mauces was where he assumed, with
out any authority whatever, to de
clare his party sheet the litigavt
paper of the county. Nearly evey
little notice within the jurisdiction
of his Court was suffixed with the
words "published in the Oregon
Sentinel by order of Hon. J. C, Tol
man, County Judge." Although a
standing candidate ever since, his
party deemed one irflietion of him
amply sufficient, ami the states
man" was ignominiously consigned
to his tannery until the pre'nt time,
when his virtue of obscurity and
harmonizing proclivities call him to
bear the Radiesl standard.
When Mr. Tolman's partisan
friends put him up as a hair.umizing
element in their camp, t!uy greatly
miss their mark. In this county,
where he is best known, bis aspira
tions were strenuously opposed by
the leaders of the Republican party,
who were well aware of his little
ability and the crusher his nomina
tion would be the hopes of their
party. Ho will receive a lukewarm
support from the men who have
hertofore fought the Radical battles
in this county, and will not near poll
the Republican vote.
If these are the only qualifications
and arguments the men who nomi
nated him can produce, and they
virtually admit them to be all, they
have been wofully mistaken in their
Tli ey Know I lira.
It appears that our Radical friends
know their candidate for Slate Prin
ter. We are informed that before
they would nominate him, lie had to
go into a written agreement that he
would start a Radical paper in Salem
with Crandall as editor, during the
election, and after the election is
over, to keep it up in case hois elect
ed. So it apjears that Crandall is
in reality the one to be benefitted by
this nomination. Rat what we were
about to say is, that it was well that
our Radical friends got a written
agreement from Wait, and if there
is any show for him to get out of it
he will do so. lie is not one of
those that will pungle out the coin
when he can help it. We remember
a long time ba-k, when the writer
of this was working at case with this
candidate for State Printer, that he
proposed to his employer that if he
would secure a " new dress for the
paper, he would give 100 toward
it." The new dress was secured, but
the would-be State Printer made it
Pconvenient never to pay the $100.
However, the employer was not out
a cent on it, but the writer of this
article was, as he paid it himself.
It is well to get things in black and
white when yon deal with him, and
it appears our Radical friends under
.stood that before they gave him the
Here is what a correspondent of
the yews from Washington county
says of Tolman:
Rut that Governor! Who ever
thought of J. C. Tolman for Govern
or? I have been personally acquaint
ed with Judge Tolman since 1SG7.
As a farmer and tanner (both of
which he is engaged in), he has the
respect of the people of his vicinity,
and he is generally considered a
good citizen; but in point of ability
to fill the office of Governor of Ore-t
gon, his nomination is a fraud. He
might make a good Justice of the
Peace, and might possibly fill the
oflice of County Judge, but this is
high enough for him, and he knows
it. How he came to be nominated
is beyond my power of comprehen
sion. Did he submit himself, as the
Ring tool, or was his nomination
made for similar reasons that the
nomination of Gen. Palmer was
made in 1870? Did they regard Gro
ver's election as a foregone conclu
sion, and select Palmer and Tolman
as their weakest available men? A
bit of strategy, to avoid getting their
best men defeated.
Rather Cold. The Albany Regis
ter concludes its review of the Radi
cal State ticket as follows, which is a
rather cool endorsement of its can
The ticket as a whole is a fair one.
Should the Taxpayers en
dorse any portion of the ticket, that
portion will be elected. We await
the action of next Wednesday's Con
vention before predicting general
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIrTORNIA '
Our Special Washington Letter.
Washington, March 29, 1874.
The House of Representatives has
crossed the financial Rubicon by
passing tie bill by a majority of 171
to 70, proclaiming the limit of green
back circulation to be 400,000,000,
or in other words, authorizing the
issue of 844,000,000 of "reserve."
This result has long been anticipated
as it is in reality the form of a com
promise tetween the contractionists
and inflationists. It should be add
ed that it has been arrived at after
full discussion in the teeth of the
opposition, of the entire body of the
respectable press, of most every per-
"son of intelligence and experience
iu commercial snd financial affairs;
of positive declarations in all the
recent paity platforms, that it is the
duty of the Government to return at
the earliest practical moment to
specie payments; and, in view of the
mighty doubts whether Congress
had the power to issue paper money
in the time of war. The benefits
accruing from its passage is that it
removes a certaim amount of the
prevailing uncertainty as to the stan
dard of value; the evil of it is, it es
tablishes a 2'i'ecedent which practi
cally removes all limit to the powers
of Congress over currency and con
sequently" opens the way to any wild
scheme the inflationists may here
after conceive. In the Senate the
bill introduced by Senator Sherman,
which is now under discussion has
much to recommend it as compared
to the House measure, but it is not
likely to pass, because simple as it
is, it is too complicated for the aver
age intelligence of Congress. The
majority understand issuing and
withdrawing paper, can hardly pro
ceed with any operation more intri
cate than this.
On Thursday last, California's new
Senator brought forward that State's
standing grievance. It is in sub
stance, that Chinamen are not qual
ified for American citizenship; that
they belong to a totally alien civili
zation; and, that it is not just for
the Federal Government, under any
treaty to force these hoards of bar
bariaus upon the State of California.
Mr. Hagar, in conclusion of his re
marks, requested that the Committee
on Foreign 'Affairs be directed to
confer with the President regarding
a modification of the Burlingame
Treaty, ihis was defeated by Mr.
Hamlin's objection, that the Senate
was not the treaty-making power,
und that there is no precedent for
instructing the Foreign Affairs Com
mittee to meddle. This seems to be
a question certain of future agitation.
Mr. H. Ij. Pierce, of Boston, who
with Mr. Foster, of Ohio, appeared
to be about the most valuable recent
acquisition to the House, in so far
as he seems to possess a respectable
amount of courage and independence
in place of sickly suavity and humil
ity, which to the joy of the knaves
occupy of late years so high a posi
tion among the politicians' virtues,
has followed up Mr. Foster's example
by moving, cm Monday, in the
House, that in as much as certain
" unprincipled ersons" had surrep
titiously obtained possession of tel
egraphic despatches lately sent from
Washington, owing to the insufficient
protection of the telegraph offices in
the Capitol, that the architect of the
Capitol be directed to "isolate the
telegraphic instruments" so as to
cause it to be impossible for unau
thorized persons to ' listen to or
obtain copies of private telegrams
sent to or from the Capitol." This
was of course aimed at Gen. Ren. F.
Butler, now the trusted adviser of
the President of the United States,
and the new "leader of the House."
That it was necessary that such a
motion should be made in a parlia
mentary body like Congress and that
it should be made witlmut occasion
ing much' remark or surprise is a
good illustration of the nature of the
stage which "politics" has reached.
The threat made by Butler in the
Sanborn debate a fortnight ago, that
if the members were not careful he
would "expose" them, w asan extraor
dinary piece of humility for a civil
ized legislature to submit to. It
should however be said for the old
"statesman" that he first incurred
the suspicion of stealing jyid reading
private telegrams years ago, during
the impeachment trial, and many
persons rather laughed at it then,
as he was assailing Andrew Johnson
and his friends. Since then he has
been in the habit of employing a
clerk to listen at the telegraph of
fices, to the messages of his col
leagues and their friends, and this is
the cause of the introduction of the
the motion by Mr. Pierce.
The District of Columbia investi
gation has thus far revealed but few
facts not already known or strongly
suspected; the committee "is prose
cuting its researches with great
impartiality, and it appears as if
much interesting information may
be developed soon with regard to
certain members and ex-members of
Congress suspected to have an inter
est in the great improvements con
ducted by "Boss" Shepherd.
R. D. W.
Displeased. The Radical ticket
is not received with any degree of
approbation by their organs. Billy
Carter, who was a candidate for State
Printer, and who got shelved for
Wait-Crandall, feels as though the
ticket ought to be defeated, whicli it
will. Van Cleve, of the Albany Reg
uster, was also expecting the nomina
tion, but that consistent Republican,
who was never known to give a cent
for the Radical cause, E. M. Wait,
took the starch out of them and with
Crandall, got away with the " fat
take." This man Wait will have to
wait a long time before he does the
State work, But we say this, if we
were doomed to have a Radical, the
office belongs to such publishers as
have done service for the party, and
not a notorious times or.
Our Special Salem Correspondence.
Salem, April 15, 1874.
Editor Enterprise: Salem, in the
way of Conventions, is very fortu
nate this year. There were two to
day. The " reform" county Conven
tion called together again for the
purpose of nominating a candidate
for County Clerk, in place of Jasen
Royal, who declined on account of
there being a doubt of eligibility,
met at 10 o'clock this morning and
placed before the people of this
county for the vacant place on the
so-called Independent ticket Prof,
T. II. Crawford of the Willamette
University. He is about as good a
person as I know to attend the funer
als of his own and the Radical party
that we propose to have in this city
on the night of the first Monday in
June. The so-called reformers who
do not want office and never did, for
instance Sam. Clarke, Jo. C. Avery,
G. W. Lawson, J. II. Douthit, Lu
ther Elkins and many others of the
calibre are here with their strikers
to hold a State Convention for some
purpose, and that purpose they do
not seem to know what it is. They
are groping around in the dark try
ing, as they say, to find an honest
man among their number to run for
an oflice, but they have not suc
ceeded in finding one.
The delegates from thirteen coun
ties, nine being without representa
tion, namely, Jackson, Josephine,
Coos, Curry, Columbia, Clatsop, Til
lamook, Baker and Union, met at the
Opera House at 1 o'clock, p. m. to
day, and effected a tenqjorary organ
ization by the election of Wm. R.
Dunbar, of Silverton, Chairman, and
C. P. Church, of Oregon City, Sec.
A committee on credentials, one from
each county represented was next
appointed and were as follows: P.
C. Schyler, of Multnomah; J. Was
snm, of Linn; Jas. G. Burnett,
Douglas; II. X. Hill, Lane; H.
Buck, v lackamas; A. G. Mulkey,
Benton; J. B. Stump. Polk; A. Leu
allyn, Washington; Wm. H. Hand,
Wasco; Frank Martin, Yamhill;
Baat Curl, Grant; and II. J. Hale,
On motion all newspaper reporters
present were requested to take seats
on the plalform.
After a short recess of an hour
the committee on Credentials made a
report which was adopted.
A committee on order - of business
was appointed consisting of R.
Weeks, Multnomah; R. Fannin,
Linn; M. Webb, Douglas; John
Simpson, Lane; Geo. P. Holman,
Marion; H. Buck, Clackamas; E.
Hartiess, Benton; James Tatem,
Polk; A. Lenallyn, Washington;
Jos. Beegle, Wasco; D. O. Dennie,
Yamhill; Bart Curl, Grant; E. Stew
A committee on resolutions was
then appointed consisting W. L.
Hill, Multnomah; W. S. Elkins,
Linn; I. Sutherlin, Douglas; II. H.
(rale. Lane. J. W. Grim, Marion;
R. C. Ramsby, Clacimmas; J). R.
Riddle, Benton; S. Case, Polk; A.
Leu illyn, Washington; J. II. Douth
it. Wasco; A. J. Pittmaii, Yamhill;
Bart Curl, Grant; II. J. Hale, Uma
tilla. Rev. Prof. T. F. Campbell of
Monmouth, Polk county, who does
not want oilice but will take all of
them he can get, and who submitted
his name to the late Democratic con
vention at Albany, for the oflice of
State Superintendent of Public In
struction, and which he did not get,
lias become very immaculate along
with the remainder of the " reform"
crew in the short time of one month,
was called for a speech. He mount
ed the rostrum and spoke his little
piece, but as he had nothing to say
only that if they wanted to put him
on the ticket he would raise no ob
jections. I will pass him by in si
lence. At four o'clock the convention
adjourned until to-morrow ut half
past o'clock, so as to give a good
opportunity to hunt among their
number again fob a few honest men
to fill the places on their ticket.
Three or four of the counties are
represented very lightly, some bv a
single person and probably without
much authority' by the people.
THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 16, 1874.
The " reformers" labored in the
old court house until near 1 o'clock
this morning in " secret conclave,"
in a caucus, fixing things up. They
met in convention this morning and
ratified the ticket fixed up last night.
T. F. Campbell, a person who, it
is said, has proclaimed that the Chi
naman should be made a voter, was
nominated for Governor.
Tim Davenport, who broke up the
Legislature in 18o8 and caused the
State to pay 00 ,000 extra as interest
because he aud his co-eonspirators
ran off without passing the general
appropriation bill, was nominated
J. II. Douthit, of Ochoeo, a gen
tlemau who can hardly write his own
name, is put on the ticket for Secre
tary of State.
Dan Beach, of Albany, wholly un
known to fame or anything else, is
for State Treasurer.
Bill Hand, of the Mountaineer is
nominated for State Printer, and
stands not the ghost of a show for
an election, except to stay at home
and run his paper, the Mountaineer,
and slandering good and law-abiding
Micager Oglesby, of Douglas, im
agines that by being placed on the
ticket for Superintendent of Public
Instructions he will oontrol the
schools of the State in the interest
of fanaticism and seotual sm, but in
this the good people of Oregon will
show hini that he will be mistaken
at 7 p. m, on the first Monday in
The resolutions adopted are about
the same as the Democratic platform
with the subject of true reform in
our favor, and as they are very
lengthy I will omit them.
The ticket i3 considered a weak one
by every one, but will undoubtedly
suit Jo Avery, Sam. Clarke. Law
son A; CO.. WhO have bepn rr.r,r,;
so long after strange gods.
,r,Cmli,lato for Superintendent
of Public Instruction, Dr. E J
Dawne, will lead to the hvmemal
alter fit 7
o'clock this evening
Miss Jennie Miller the highly ac
complished daughter of Wm. Miller
of this city. May their wedded life
be pleasant and prosperous, and the
sun of happiness dawa upon their
The fashionable world of Salem has
beer on the qui rive for several days
past in preparation for the grand re
ception at the jiarlors of the Chem
eketa by Miss Lizzie Boise, Miss
Maime Adams and Miss Maria Smith
on to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock.
All are anticipating a good social
time. Yours in haste, Marion.
Au Opinion of the Radical Nominee
lor District J udgc.
The Portland News gives its opin
ion of the Radical candidate for
District Judge as follows, under the
heading of "Give us a Pure Judi
ciary: A pure judiciary is indispensable
to tne satety of the citizen. The
Executive and Legislative branches
of the State may be ever so pure, yet
a weak or a corrupt bench is suffi
cient to convert the" authority of
Government into an instrument of
These considerations demand that
in the selection of men for judicial
positions, extraordinary precautions
should be taken to guard against the
intrusion into these responsible
places ol unwort hy persons. hen,
therefore, a candidate is offered for
the bench, it becomes a public duty
to institute the most rigid scrutiny
into the transaction of his life to
weigh with the utmost exactness
circumstance that bears, however re
motely, upon the integrity of his
character. It is not enough that
such a person may be out of reach
conviction; he must be beyond accu
sation. It is not enough that the
proof of a dishonest act falls short
of him; he must be above the suspi
cion of any such act.
The considerations are suggested
by the nomination of Mr. W. C.
Johnson by the Ring Convention at
Salem for the Judgship in this Dis
trict. We regret to ay that Mr
Johnson's receut past life has been
tainted by such transactions as
would make his elevation to the
bench, of the highest tribunal in the
State a stain upon that body, and a
subject of reproach to the people of
this District aud State.
Mr. Johnson was identified both
as an attorney and as a party in in
tere.it iu that stupendous fraud pop
ularly known as the "Joe Thomas
case. Probably no more gigantic
outrage than this was ever conceived,
much less put in process of consum
mation. It involved an amount of
bribery, perjury and subornation of
perjury never exceeded and seldom
paralleled in the history of the
world. The main features of that
long trial are still fresh in the minds
of our citisens. Mr. Johnsan bore
a conspicuous part in the drama of
fraud. He was one of the chief vil
lians of the play. We should be
most willing to accept some explana
tion of his part in this infamous bus
iness, exculpating him from blame,
if the fact would permit any such
explanation. 'We should cheerfully
accord to him the benefit of a want
of knowledge of the character of
the transactions or of the moral tnr
2itude involved in them, if it were
possible. Unfortunately, Lis eon
duet appears susceptible of no expla
nation consistent with his innocence
and of no excuse that relieves him
from the heavy load under which he
is placed. He was one of those who
went to St. Louis to inuentify, or
prepare, Joe Thomas for the impor
tant part he was to take in the con
templated crime. He saw the pre
tender. There are facts that show
conclusively that he could not have
been deceived as to the true charac
ter of the imposter, if he did not
assist in planning the imposition;
facts and we say it with real pain
from which it seems impossible for
Mr. Johnson to escape. It gives us
no pleasure to avert to these facts.
We have no other fellings than those
of kindness for the person upon
whom they bear so heavily; but the
purity of the Bench is paramount to
all considerations of persoual friend
ship or sympathy.
Nor Enthusiastic The Albany
R gister, the editor of which had
been promised the place of State
Printer, is evidently not well pleas
ed at being set aside for E. M, Wait,
and does not take kindly to his nom
ination. That paper speaking of his
nomination has this to say of him:
E. M. Wait of M arion county, can
didate for State Printer, enjoys the
reputation of having always been a
consistent Republican. At the last
city election in Salem, and at the
previous one also, he ran as an Inde
pendent candidate for Councilman
against the regular Republican nom
inee. It is charged t 1 at he had al
ways had "conscientious scruples"
about voting a straight ticket, and
therefore has generally voted for
men, not principles. This is a good
It would not have put money in
his purse had he voted a straight
ticket. You see he voted straight
while the State department was in
Radical hands, but since, to secure
a little printing, he has voted. rather
Hon. John Whiteaker. The
Jacksonville Times says that the Re
publican ring organs persist in mak
ing themselves contemptible by
coupling the name of Hon. John
Whiteaker with the Dolly Yarden
nomination for Governor, Mr,
Whiteaker is not the man to bolt
Democratic nominations because ho
is not one of them, On the contra
ry, we have it from good authority
that he has expressed himself as
pleased to take the stump for the
the Democratio ticket.
All Right. Some of our Radical
friends, before the nominations were
made, were very tender on the main
question, and for sometime past
have given unmistakable signs of
dissatisfaction. Rut since their rel
atives have got on the ticket, it ap
pears the straight organization is the
best. xou give a genuine
or his friends a chance for oflice and
he will endure any infamy his party.
Summary of StaTTx
H. K. Hanna has been rl
Attorney of Jacksonville eQ C
There are still fourteen .
bushels of wheat in the X ... rnsM
Corvallis. 6 aretoUse
The farm of Samuel Coo 1
Luckiamnte, was sold kS - n, th
4,100. las,t T-eekfo,
The steamer Beaver is ni
trips a week between CrS n?tox -Harrisburg.
Con all m 0
George Coffey, of Long Tom v
three ewes which have just , ' ha O
him with nine lambs. presenteJ
The temperance ladies of McAffn
ville talk opening a crusa,ta IDn'
saloon at lifayette Je on
There are 28 causes on tl- a .
of the Circuit Court, inSidock
ty, for the Arpil tori. toa
Mrs. Bridgefarmer, of Albanr 1 1
her connubial shackles innri 1 '
by Judge Bonham last week
The Xews publishes a report ti
the Portland, Dalles and Salt T I
Railroad bill had been passed.
There are more old men in Brown,
ville.in proportion to the popnlation
than in any other town n i
lhrce persons were baptire.l iu
the Episcopal Church at McMinnvS
by Rev. Mr. Summers on Sunday
Mr. W. R. Cox, an old and esteem
ed resident of Douglas conntv U
dead at his home while cleaning Li,
In King's Valley, Ronton conntv
every available acre of ground is
mg plowed and prepared for sovin
grain. . 0
A new paper is to be stn-to.i
Oakland to be called the VmMnl
Call. It will be published bv- TL
Ground lias been broken and laW
commenced on the Rlue Mountain
University, to bo erected at L
The editor of the Democrat cotintel
oer io,( plows running alon;
roadside between Harrisburg
The average daily attendance oi
scholars at the public eehools of
Linn county is 2,215, and the value
school-houses is .2'J,8i0.
Jas. R. Fari ish has so far recover
ed from his temporary attack of in
sanity as to warrant his discharge
from the Asylum.
The Grand Business Council for
Lane c muty, will meet at Eugene
City tb. i first Tuesday in May. 5th.
A full attendance will be desired.
Mrs. R. G. Head, wife of the pnU
lisher of the Ren ton Democrat, r.
turned last week from a protracted
visit to her . relatives and friends ia
A verv distrnctive fire occurred at
LaGrande last Friday. An entire
block iu the business part of the ci'.v
was destro ved. The loss is estimati
Mr. John Martin, who was adjil,'
ed insane some time since and sk
to the Insane Asylum from Sala,
has been discharged from that iuti-
tution as cured.
V party of Klamath Take ronk
came to Jackson ii'.e a few days sine?.
A portion of the party came on foot.
The first reports concerning the
of stot-K were exaggerated.
An Albany boy induced his fatkr
to sit down in a pan of hot gia$f on
the first of April. 1I now mourn
because he didn't get half-soled with
sheet iron on the lst of March.
Dickens, who last week attempt!
to commit rape on the person of Mrs.
Geo. Paul, in the forks of the Santw'J
lias been adjudged an i.liot by tLf
Linn county authorities and sent t:
At a Tegular meeting of Anniver
sary lodge No. 13, I. O. O. F.. Salr-E, g3
II. Carpenter and Geo. Williams
wore chosen delegates to rtuws?:;
that I.,ode at the meeting oft!:?
A destructive .fire has again visi'M
Jacksonville, which occurred od tb?
14th inst. It destroyed parts of
blocks, the loss is estimated at
000 to -?00,(K0. It is supposed:?
have been the work of incendiar-
A Chinaman followed some boys
who had been throwing stones at hin,
into one of the Salem churches h5
Sunday, exclaiming "What wrt?'
you? toonmcheed n foolee."
staidest of the members smole
Robt. Constable, who was arrest
in Jackson county and bronpht lafi
to Albany, on the charge of hav:r.:
more wives than the law allows,
fined 6300 and costs, all of which
promptly paid, and the overly-married
Mr. John Wilhelm, of Torna
has recently received a letter fr
his wife's father in Wisconsin. stat:'?
that he would shortly start for Ore
gon, and that about twenty otner
families in the same neighboring
were intending to strike on t fort.
land of Webfoot this sprin-. W
are all farmers, and will he thru,
welcome to our State. w
Hon. J. W. Xesmith writes to
J. H. Slater as follows "The In
drawn up bv Col. Chapman f'r,
ilarly introduced by Mitliell :
Senate, and mvself in the Hn
The House committee on Eal1;.
and Canals, have agreed to maw
favorable report upon the F' lY
for the construction of the 1 ort -Dalles
and Salt Lake RailroaJ
hope to get the bill pressed
The Albany Democrat says : C7
cuit Court for Linn county cw
last Monday evening after q
weeks' seige. It wa4 ft
and one not at all creditable w
oounty. There was one
case, one rape case, two inees
one bigamy case, one slanA?.re r
and seven divorce cases, x ,
deeming feature in this revorowp
alogue is that in all but one
criminal cases a conviction
ed , j
The following are the
the Grand Lodge of the Kj.
Tirana uomiuauuci, . - ,13-
Grand Junior CoiniuS
tie M. Brow 1: Grand iffi
H. Hewitt; Grand Tasr
J. E. Houston; Grand ju. v;
Lizzie Jordan; Grand
I Marlv Hurley; Grand . jn.
II. Huntington; , VT t Com&&
R. Robb; Grand Iat
E. F. Heroy.