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SOCIETY XO TICES.
OKIXOV I.OIKJK XO. 3, I. I. O.
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evening at 7'u o'clock, in the iSvi
Oui Fellows' Hall, Main
street. Members of the Or
der'are invited to attend. Bv order
uifiiiicc.v ii-:c:iu?hi.oik:u xo.
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temU-r to the :.'Kh of March ; and 7'i
o'clock from the li'Hh of March to the
'J it Si of Septcnioer. iirethren in good
Mtauding are invited to attend.
liy order of W. M.
FALLS llXCAMlMlliNT XO. -l,I.O.
O.K.. Meets at Odd Fellows' 0 CS
Hall on the 1 irt amlThird Tties- ,o7
d av of eaeh month, l'ati iarelis
in 'jjod standing ;irc invited to attend.
rV.lFK r.M'AMlMSi.M' . 2, C.
li.. Ii. Meets it il 1 l-VUows' Hall, in re-Z-:
-itV Or-.Mii, on S ituril.i evening, at
7 .,-.'! .f-'c. .!eiil.. rs i the i.r.-1- r :ir - m-ni-
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I'M Y.-iiClAX AXU SI RGEOX,
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toyoin--" t"i-st:ilrs in Charman's r.rlek,
M n stn-. t. soirl Hi.
W. H. WATICIMS, M- D.
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P.r,a:ll Alii r tr- ts. H 'sivi. ucv cor;u r
of .l.nri a:i'l S-v.'.-itii str-ets.
Vi'. V.. jl Oil EL AM),
it'.:j;o.v t-i'i'Y. iiti-:tx.
0?Z".3?1 CITY, - - OREGON.
Bi.iFKIi.TE Charm m's riek. Main si.
JTTOJViVS 1D t'OrXSELflRS AT-LAW.
O rog on Gity, Oregon.
ayWIll praetiec in all th- Courts of the
tat. isiwfial attention jjivi-n to casi-s in
tie- l.. uuiti unie at ur:'i;on Lity.
h. T. I A 11 IT,
ArO HZ. Y-AT-L A W,
OR EG OX.
FFICF. Over Topfs Tin Store, Main
A X I)
11 T A IT 11 A ?vtT :
LOL'IS SAAL, Pr'oj.rhior.
Main Street, - Oregon City.
I t'E ri.KAM WILL r,E SERVED FROM
,m S"-J-Vr l.hls Uati lhX l"e Summer
s.. n. 11U. best qualities ot
K1IKXC1I and AMEKIfAX CANDIES.
Ice for-sale in quantities to suit.
)i V1k IS r'WTOKKICEEUILDIXG.
lgal " ikUts C lackamas Count v Or.
de , n.! Oregon city Or"rl
BOUGHT AND SOLD
to ;'"iated. roilH-tions att-n,od
to and a v -neral Crokeae business carried
J:0IIX 31. 1IAC0X,
V-egon City, Oregon.
t..trytman 4 Warner's old stand
l-'rom Another Tax-Payer.
Oiif.oon City, May 11, 1874.
Editor Enteki'hise : I notice in
Your last issue, which I got bold of
by accident as I am not a subscriber,
that there was no money paid into
the general city fund from the taxes
received. This must be an error, or
there has been some speculation prac
ticed. I paid my entire taxes in coin,
and I see no reason why the money
I paid should not have reached the
Treasury. If the charges you make
are true, you will confer a favor on
lie by letting me have some evidence
on the subject, and also inform me
who it was that collected the taxes.
I have been a Kepubliean all along,
and voted the entire city ticket last
week. Had I known these facts, I
can assure you I would not have
done so. If such barefaced pecula
ulations are true the people ought to
know the facts, and be on their guard
in the future. I know that more or
less money has always been collected
on account of citj- taxes, and how it
is that only while H. L. Kelly was
Assessor and Collector that coin was
paid into the general fund, is a mat
ter of surprise to me, and I cannot
understand it. I am not prepared to
believe that such cond.net would lie
tolerated by the city authorities, and
trust you will give this matter your
further attention. Yours,
In reply to our correspondent, we
would state that we had been inform
ed by several persons that no coin
had reached the City Treasury, and
wc took the trouble, in order to an
swer the above inquiry, to ascertain
from the Treasurer himself as to
whether any money had been paid
into the general fund of the Treas
ury, and we learn that less, than 10
was paid. Hon. 1). P. Thompson
told us before he went to Washington,
and about the time he was posting
notices about the street that he wish
ed to buy script, that ho had been
obliged to pay all his taxes in coin
because a certain broker demanded
too much fdl his script, and lie was
now going to raise the county and
city warrants so as to malfe him
come up. tSinee his return and the
nomination ol the lta4ical ticket, he
appears not to remember whether he
paid coin or script. Uut there are
plenty who do remember what tl ey
paid their taxes in. That there has
been peculation, we have good reasi n
to believe. Mr. Caldwell was tax
Collector, but Y. P. Burns was his
deputy and did all the work. The
sum collected last year by Mr. Kelly,
when the script was pretty generally
circulated and down to 75 cents, was
17'.) ; and this year as it appears, it
was less than r? 10. The matter ought
to b investigated by the Council,
and if the facts are not as we have
stated them, we will cheerfully give
the parties interested the benelit of
I Sow They Kcpui'.iale.
To show the Republican party Las
"repudiated" the corruption of Gov.
Woods' Administration, says an ex
change, we need only mention the
fact that the party has in every pos
sible instance publicly and privately
befriended every individual connect
ed with that Administration. It
made Woods Governor of Utah. It
made Major Berry U. S. Collector at
Sitka. It elected Tom Patton to the
Legislature. It has now nominated
Gen. Heed for the samo position.
It shielded Sam May from the pun
ishment due to his crimes by puting
up partisan juries to aquit him in
the iery teeth of the law as given
them bv the court. It passed a law
directing the State Treasurer to pay
every dollar of the stealings and
swindles of Woods and his colleagues
fter the facts had been duly report
ed. And to crown it all no conven
tion or paper or authorized spokes
man of the party has ever, by the
slightest word or hint, condemned
any of the thieving of that Adminis
tration. Healthy old repudiation"
What to Do. A good joke is told
of E. M. YVaite, Bepublieau candi
date for State printer, while at Dal
las, Wednesday night, and the best
part of it is the truth. The Demo
cratic and ltepublican candidates
were treated to a serenade in the
evening Gov. Grover and Mr.
Brown being serenaded lirst. Just
before Brown's turn came to ac
knowledge the courtesy by a few
remarks, Waite rushed frantically
up to him and said, "Brown, what
arc you going to say? I suppose I'll
have to say something, and I would
like to know beforehand, so I can
prepare a little something." Brown
replied, "I've got an old Fourth of
July oration tliat I delivered last
summer, and am going to shoot that
off. That's all the pieee-I know."
"My God Almighty!" said Waite,
"I can't reply to that what shall
I do?" Mercury.
An exchange says that it is a
downright impertinence for the Ke
publican party in Oregon to be run
ning candidates for State onicers
while the cases brought against ex
Seeretarv May to recover his steal
ings are" still pending. It will be
time enough to ask the people to
trust another Republican adminis
tration after they have got back
rbat the last one stole.
Oregon Pioneer Association.
Butteville, May Sth. 1874.
At a meeting of 'the Executive
Board of the Oregon Pioneer Associ
ation, called for the purpose of mak
ing arrangements for the annual re
union of the Oregon Pioneers, to be
, A"0ra' Manon Count v, on
the loth of June ensuing, the follow
ing order was adopted;
A proposition to extend a special
invitation to the Pioneer and Histor
ical Society of Astoria, earnestly so
liciting its officers and members to
meet with thia Association, on the
occasion of its approaching annual
camp reunion at Aurora, and with
one accord join in commemoration
of the grand results eminating from
the early pioneers of Oregon Territo
ry, was received with .a unanimous
responce in the affirmative.
The procession -will be formed
promptly at half-past ten o'clock,
near the Aurora railroad station,
under the direction of W. J. Ilerren,
Chief Marshal, assisted by his aids,
Wallace Graham, By von Grim and
Jonathan Wagner, headed by the
Pioneer Band. The procession will
move directly to the beautifully im
proved grounds of the Aurora Park,
where every necessary accommoda
tion for the comfort of the multitude
will be found. Exercises at the Speak
er's stand will be opened by the
President at eleven o'clock A. M.,
who will then introduce the pioneer
minister, Bev. J. E. Parrish, Chap
lain of the Association. At the con
clusion of the invocation, the Hon.
Stephen F. Chadwick will deliver
the occasional address, a copy of
which is required to be preserved
With the archives of the Association.
The Pioneer dinner will be pre
pared by the citizens of Aurora, and
served in the park at half-past one
o'clock P. M., upon terms of perfect
equality for all present who may
choose to participate at the festive
During the afternoon and evening
short addresses may be expected
from Gov. Grover, Judge Deady,
the Hon. John Minto, and other Pi
oneers from elif'ferent sections of the
State and Washington Teritory.
Ample preparation will be made for
ail who may choose to spend the
evening in the phrasing entertain
ment of the social circle, or join in
the amusement ef the mazy dance.
And those who may prefer, can be
enteitained at the hill, where the
f ithers and mothers of Oregon's civ
i 7. it ion will assemble, many of
whom can recount the trials and pri
vations and triumphs of pioneering
on :hls coast more than thirty years
The annual election of o.Tuers of
the Association will t.-.hn place dur
irg the meeting. All Pioneers and
the public generally, are invited to
The Board, in asking a further in
elnlijcence of your columns, would
take the onportnnitv of lendei ing to
the members of the press- its grate
ful remembrance of past favors, espe
cially are we indebted to the Pioneer
papers of our State, and would say
in behalf of the Association that its
members will be pleased to welcome
von one and all at our annual feast.
The business demanding the im
mediate attention of the Board being
now disposed of, the meeting ad
journed to meet at Aurora on Thurs
day, the 28th iust.. at one o'clock
P.'M. W. II. Hki.s,
Secretary O. P. A.
tY ho is Tolinau f
' The Salem R'-'ord gives this bit of
history relative to the Custem House
candidate for Governor:
The people of Oregon are of course
interested in knowing about candi
elates oti'ered for their suffrage, and
as Teilman is represented as a man of
the people and a farmer, there is a
supposition in his case that lie is in
nomination without the dictation of
the railroad ring in his favor. With
this claim made in his behalf we
make the following statement of his
In 1872. dining the contest for U.
S. Senator, the ring' was obliged
to call on every partisan for aid.
Tohnan was sent for to come the
length tof the State and watch over
the Jackson county delegation, in
the intert-st of Mitchell, and he came
hero ami helped the ring elect its Sen
ator. In 1870 he was working for the
election of Williams in the same
way, and it strikes us as very natural
that the ring should now reward him
by this nomination for Governor.
A very stringent bill, providing
for comjmlsory t-d neat ion has just
passed the Xew York Assembly, by
08 to 3.". It provides that every
child in the State, between the ages
of 8 and lo shall attend some school
or be instructed at home at least
fourteen weeks in every year, aud
that no child shall be employed to
labor in any business whatever tlur
ing the school hours of any school
el ay, unless the child has attendetl
school fourteen weeks out ol the
hftv-two next proceeding any and
and every year in which such
child shall be employed. The bill
empowers Schoed Ti nstees to enforce
tlK-se rules, and to furnish text-books
in all cass where parents are unable
to provide them. Although the bill
has passed the Assembly, there is lit
tle probability that it will become a
law as all the Democrats and several
Republican in the Senate will vote
A sentimental editor says, " it is
comforting to know that one eye
watches fondly for our coming, and
looks brighter when we come." A
cotemrorary is grieved to learn that
his " brother of the quill has a wife
with one ovc."
Forfeited their Confidence.
Dick Williams," in his speech in
this city saiel if there had been any
corruption useel in Portland he elid
not know it. The Xeics gays by
making such assertions he forfeited
the confidence and rospect of his
listeners." We are tohl that scores
of men, who hael intendeel to sup
port him, hearing these statements
from his lips, cemclueled (as they
could not help conclueiing that a
man so ignorant or intruthfl was
not fit to go to Congress. Of course
Mr. Williams knows of election
frauels in Peirtland. He well knows
that several huudreel illegal votes
were polleel both in the general elec
tion of two years ago and the elec
tion last fall. He knew all about
the perturbation into which the
Iting members were thrown by the
prosecution of the bribers auel re
peaters last fall; he well knows what
A knocking together there was of
lliug knees, allthe way from Mulkey
to Scott, while these trials were
pending; he knows that juries were
packed; that scores of witnesses
were shippeel off some to San Fran
cisco, others to Victoria that other
witnesses were cached away where
Ring Marshals and Sheriffs conhl
not or wouhl not find them. He
jenows certainly that the removal of
Geivernor Gibbs from the Uniteel
States Attorneyship was elue to his
energy in pushing investigation into
the election crimes of which we are
speaking-; that the appointment of a
venal tool of the Ring to succeed
Gibbs was a means adopted by the
Ring to put an end to these prosecu
tions ami save themselves from the
Penitentiary, whicu threatened them.
Mr. Williams, it is fair to presume,
was in all the se-crets of the Ring.
He eloublcss conferreel with them on
all important occasions, met with
them in their midnight, councils and
listeneel to the plans of the conspir
ators, if he did not assist them. Mr.
Williams' relations with Hippie leave
no room for doubt in tlie-se matters.
It is for candid and intelligent men
to elecide for themselves whether it
is reasonable te) siipptjse that a man
maintaining these relations would
not know something, if not all, of
the secrets of tlie guilty Ring. As
for his know lenlgei of what everybody
lms know ledge, to-wit: that bribery
and repeating was carried on in a
wholesale manner in this city at the
last two elections, there is nothing
to decide about it. It is only neces
sary to know that Mr. Williams has
eirgans of sense and can prece'ivc to
determine that point.
Mi. Williams' fellowship with
the-e men is bad enough; his denial
of all knowledge in the matter ot
their crimes is worse. IYrhaps we
have no right to be surprised at his
llillsboro disclaimer. The man who
can persuade himself to become the
t ol eif Hippie is capable of much
that the better class ef men in tlui
community cannot account for or
indorse. When, therefore, the peo
ple of Washington county hear ?Jr.
Williams em the stump ileclare that
he knows nothing about election
frauds in Portland, they will find a
satisfactory explanation of his con
duct iii the fact that he is carrying
the Hippie Hag.
At His Old Tricks.
Ocr readers will remember one A.
J. Curtis, who was arresteel at this
place some twt years ago and taken
back to Nebraska, for robbing Wells,
Fargo & Co., and was subsequently
tried and sentenced to one year's im
prisonment. But through the influ
ences of friends he was soon pardon
ed. Ho gained the good opinion of
the people here, and his conduct was
such as to have given them a very
goovl opinion ef him. But he is a
bad egg. "We find the following ac
count ef him in the Albany 7iV.yAv:
Nearly four ye-ars ago a young man
calling himself A. J. Curtis, arrived
in Portland from the east. Being
possessed of good address, well ed
ucated, with engaging manners, he
was soon employed in the (). & C.
Railroad Co.'s" office as telegraph
operator. As soon as the road had
progressed as far as Salem, Curtis
was reportetl for promotion, as he
was a tine operator and had proveel a
diligent employee. Ho was at once
transferred from Portland to Oregon
City as agent and operator. Soon
after this transfer, an officer arriveul
from Nebraska with a requisition lor
Mr. Bear Curtis, it scorns, was only
an Vm, J. K. Bear being his true
name, lfe had embezzleil money
while employed as a telegraph oper
ator in Nebraska, and then abscond
ed. He was taken back, but through
the influence of a rich brother, the
matter was settled. According to
the Orcfrti tan , on last Sunday Dr.
O. P. S. Piu miner received a postal
card from A. Mitchell, General ,Sti
perintendent of the Illinois Central
Riilroao, giving a minute descrip
tion of Curtis, alias Bear, asking in
formation of his whereabouts. At
tached to the card is a photograph
of the fast young man. It seems
that Bear was agent for the Illinois
Central at Waverly, Iowa, and ran
away Jan. 28, 1874, stealing $l,oJ0.
Bear is a bail egg.
At a Democratic Convention held
at La Grande on the 2d inst.. follow
ing persons were nominated: Legis- I
lature, E. S. McComas, Dunham,
Wright; County Judge, E. C. Brai
nard; Sheriff, J. L. Curtis; Clerk,
It. S. Gates; Commissioners, J. S.
Kenneely ami E. 1 Nevels; Treasur
er, J. Hoffer; Assessor, J. Harris.
Sorrow shows us the truth, as the
darkness of night brings out the
OF BANCROFT LIBRARY.
Dr. It. .1. Dawne.
For the past week the Raelical and
Inelepenelent press has been circu
lating all kinilsof fnlse ru'tiors, pub
lished uneler fictitious rames, in
regard to Dr. Dawne. We extract
the follcwirg paragraphs from a
lengthy letter published in the States
Rights Democrat, signeel by A. P.
Miller, M. D., who attended a course
of lectures nt the University, at
I Salem, last winter. The writer says:
In the OrejOiiian of May Oth, I
observed a eorresponelence uneler the
euphonious handle of " Timbuctoo,"
from Albany, in which the exercised
writer, aware of coming events from
their present shaelows, utters a feline
I wail of despair at the inevitable mil
lennium aoout to "JJawne upon
the prospects auel aspirations of the
Independent candidate for the office
of State Superintendent-.
Now, Tim, I happen to know some
thing of Dr. Dawne and his qualifi
cations as a teacher, especially in
the Medical Department of Willam
I was a student of that University
last winter and listened with pleasure
and profit to a course of lectures
delivereel by Dr. Dawne, so, Mr.
Tim, I speak not from hearsay, but
personal knowleelge and observation
when I say, among so many esteem
ed Professors there was scarcely one
more highly appreciated than Dr.
Dawne. To 1113- knowledge his mode
of teaching was unexceptionable to
the class, and more than once have
I. heard the remark by el iiTerent mem
bers that it wtmld be. to our advan
tage could we have had more lec
tures f om Dr. Dawn? and less from
some ot ier chairs, (not speaking ilis
paragingly of any.) This I am pos
itive of as one of the class, and
whatever ti nt 1 there mav bo in the
balance cf Tim's charges. I am able
to state, from my personal and inti
mate acquaintance with ,Dr. Dawne
as one of his students, that this
charge is false, and he who made it
is cither ignorant of the facts in the
case, or has willfully lieel, and has
our permission to hang himself upon
which ever horn of the dilemma
suits him best. Tim charges that
those lectures were lorroiccd (as he
is assured.) As to the. facts of this,
many quotations were "made by him
from Dr. Hammond, a work recog
nized by the faculty as si standard
authority upon Dr. Dawne's Chair,
and a work used as a text book by
the school. In making such quota
tions hewas not an exception to the
balance of the faculty, who gave
authority for their own statements,
te practice, which, beyond a doubt,
would not be beneath the aping of
even Mr. Oglesby if he is or ever lias
been acquainted -with the art of
Again, Mr. Tim acknowledges the
I faculty proposed to promote Dr.
j Dawne to a more; important Chair in
the Department. Wis not t? at evi
dence of itself on part of the faculty
sufficient as to the meritof Dr. Dawne
as a teacher? I have heard more than
ene of the faculty pay him the com
pliment of being a competent and
successful teacher, and they well
know- the high estimation in which
he was held by the class. One would
be led to suppose from Tim's state
ment as to the interview betw eon Drs.
Dawne and Carpenter, in regard to
Dr. Dawne's Diploma, that no exam
ination of Dr. Dawne's qualification
as'a physician had ever been made,
and that the faculty had simply cre
ated a chair in that body, and invited
him to accept it, which ho did, with
out knowing any more of his compe
tency than 1:5s own statement. If
this bo true, which I disbelieve, it
certainly reflects severely upon the
faculty, clearly making them ehargc
! ablv with imposition upon the class
they essayed to teach. As to the
copied sermons of Dr. Daw ne, I can
sav but this: I have frequently been
in his office when writing his ser
mons, and if copied, it surely mmt
have been from memory, where they
were most accurately en graft oil by a
thorough and careful study. As to
the assertion of Dr. Geary in regard
to the sermon in question if. is not
positive upon the word of Tim, that
such assertion was made, but if c en
so, certainly vanity and political I ar
tering in the late connection ef Dr.
Geary with the Hippie Convention
is sufficient evidence of his filihility
as to accept his statement, with elue
Justice to whom
justice is due is my motto, and in
justice to Dr. Dawne, (as far as I
have asserted from my own personal
knowledge) as a gentleman and
teacher, it is my purpose to refute
the charges preferred by Tim am
confident nine-tenths of his class will
sustain me in what I have written in
his defense. If Tim feels confident
of having told the truth, I challenge
him to contradict anything I have
said with proof, and name his indi
viduals, and also be so kind as not
to take refuge dehind a uom tlt plaint;,
but throw off his mask and lend the
influence of his good name to what
he has covertly assertetl.
Falsi:. The opposition press and
speakers are, as usual, verv harel up
for something to say against the
Democratic candielates, and resort
to all sorts of misrepresentations.
One of these is that Hon. A H
Brown, candidate for T
ed for the bill whereby the State
was to pav the Lock and Dam Com
pany SfiOO.OOO for a ten years' lease
of the Locks. This is unqualifiedly
false. Mr. Brown could not have
voted for it, as the bill was killed in
the House where it was originally
introduced by Ben Simpson, and
did not reach the Senate. Try
The Arkansas Troubles.
To understanel the situation in Ar
kansas, it is necessary to know that
in 1872, Baxter ami Brooks were rival
candielates for the office of Governor.
Baxter was a Southern scalawag, or
in other worels.a native of the South,
convertoel into a Republican. Brooks
was a Greeley man, an original Abo
litionist, and was supported by the
Democrats ami Conservatives. There
can be no eloubt that Brooks was
fairly elected, yet at that time Baxter
had t e support of the paternal Fel
eral Government anel he was inang
urateel. Time went on and Baxter
returned to his first love. He went
back on his new-made Radical friends
and eoepnetteel with the Democrats.
In the meantime Brooks was not idle.
He saw how things were working,
ami it oceured to him that he might
yet get the office, provideel he chang
ed his politics. Brooks was a chap
lain during the war, and near the
close of it, he commanded a negro
regiment. Ho . therefore became
sweet on the negroes. He became
also the frieml of Powel Clayton,
McClure and other elistingnished
Radical rascals. Encouraged by
Federal influence he at last attempt
ed a cot'jy (VKtat, and getting a writ
of ouster from a corrupt Judge, he
forcibly ejecteel Baxter from the State
Baxter thereupon removeil his
Gubernatorial office to St. John's
College which is on the outskirts of
the city of Little Rock, and near the
Arsenal. His advanced post he es
tablisheel in the Anthony House,
but a short elistance from the state
capitol, the location of which places
we are as familiar with, as the streets
of Ottumwa. Brooks, entrenches
himself in the State House and calls
feir troops, issues proclamations ele
nouncing Baxter as a traitor. Bax
ter follows suit anel pronounces
Brooks a pretender and usurper.
Each of these demagogues call upon
the paternal government for assist
ance and the paternal government
answers that it will only interfere to
prevent bloodshed. Yet it is evielent
that all of Grant's sympathies are
now with Brooks, whom he kept out
of the office sixteen months ago, and
would have kept him out longer, had
not Brooks changed his coat and
given in his adhesion to paternalism.
The entire affair is disgraceful in
the extreme and no decent man can
avow- himself iiv favor of either of
the demagogues. It is the legiti
mate result of a mongrel voting pop
ulatiem, the conversion of ignorant
negroes into American citizens.
Mexico and South America furnish
ample proofs oi the degeneracy and
demoralization which follows the
amalgamation of the rae-es and we
are beginning to have a taste of
South American and Mexican hell in
the Southern states of this country.
One of tin; Carolinas has been trans
ferred into a negro Dahomey, im
poverished anil wretched. Missis
sippi, once a rich and powerful com
monwealth is but the haunt of vaga
bonds and office holding mulottoes.
Lousiana is debased, degradetl and
on the downward road to ruin, and
now Arkansas is in a state of civil
war and all this for the benefit of
negroes who neither appreciate lib
erty or are willing to accord equal
rights to the whites.
The Salem Record, an Inelependent
organ, which is not so low elown as
the Regular Ring organs, has the
following in regard to the feu for
We have taken a little pains to ex
amine the charge of Judge Teilman
that the School Lane! Commissioners
are illegally charging $5 for each
deed made, and putting the money
in their own pockets. The act of
0-tober27th, 18(M, Code, page 8S5,
has the following provision in rela
tion to State lands last of Section G:
"And -when the purchase meiney,
and interest, if any, shall be fully
paid, the pui chafer shall receive a
deed, substantially in the following
form, on the payment of a fee in
coin of live dollars therefor." -The
provision that the fund raised by the
fie collection of this five dollar fee
shouM go to pay the salary of the
Com nissions 400 each was after
wards repealed, but we cannot see
that the f-c-tion provieling for the
lee has ever been repealed. Since
then the fee has been collected and
deposited in the treasury. Col.
Cann reports 3.175 deposited up to
September, 1S72, and as much more
has been collected and deposited
since then. As his report was made
to the last Legislature and ap proveel,
we elon't see the use of charging
fraud. The spirit of falsehood
doesn't really help any cause.
A I,eak in ihc Matter of Henls.
In the canvass of 1870, Grover and
Chadwick complained to the people
about the extravagance of Woods and
May. Let us see how the two " ad
minstrations will compare in the
matter of rents, for instance. May
paid Jo. Holmaafor the entire up
per part of his building $350 per
quarter, or 1,400 per year. This
was enough. The instant, however,
that Grover and Chadwick got in
they not only refused an advanta
geous offer made by Col. Reed, for
the rent of the Opera House, but
they raised the rent paid J. Holman
to 500 per quarter, or 2,000 per
The above statement is not true.
For additional facilities the rents
were increased during Mr. May's
term as Secretary of State. He paiel
me 500 per quarter, or 2,000 per
annum, and when his successor. Mr.
Chadwick came into office I tolel him
what the rent was and have received
the same rent from him that I diel
from Mr. May. Joseph Hozm:av.
SaVm, May 13, 1SU.
Hon. II. Hrovvn.
From the Bedrock Democrat.
We see it stateel in some of the Re
publican papers in the Willamette
Valley that Richard Williams, the
Republican candidate ofor Congress,
is attacking the Democratic candi
date for State Treasurer. At Cor
vallis, on Tuesday, the 21st of April,
he is reported, in the Corvallis Ga
zette as saying as follows : 0
" He then denounced Mr. La Dow
and Mr. Brown (candidate for State
1 reasurer) as having been accessories
to the iniquities, and having accom
plished one theft of 10,000 from the
school fund fpr a small country
school house, The Raker City Acad
emy,' anel tried to engineer a similar
thieving operation of S10,000 for a
similar institution in Umatilla county-"
At other places he is reported as
saying thatp the security which theo
State has for the ten thousand dollar
loaned to the Baker City Academy
Company is not worth three "hundred
dollars. Every person in BSker
county anel Eastern Oregon knows
the above to be a false anel incorrect
statement,-but, for the benelit ot per
sons in other portions of the State,
we publish the following statement
made out by Mr. Wni. F. McCrary,
Secretary of the Academy Company
anel Postmaster at this city. Mr. Mc
Crary is a good, reliable and respon
sible Republican citizen of our city,
and his statement cannot and will
not be elisputed. It will be seen that
the actual amount that Iras been paidD
on account of the Acaelemy, and
give no account of the increase iuthe
value of the property :
STATEMENT OF THE COST OF THE ACADEMY
nuiLnixo, GRoirrrns, tc., at baker
CITY, OREOOJf :
Cost of biiiUlinjr, as per contract
wit h F. II. Twiggs 57,800 00
Ioss su.staineel by tire S3,'A0 00
Amount recovered from
con t ra ct or 2, o00 00
Ieavinfr amount of loss sustaUied
Value of Academy grounds, four
acre $100 per aire.
Cost, of seats, desks, etc
Cost of stoves and, pipe
Cost, of Philosophical Ararat us
Cost of one eight-day clock .
Cost of out huilelings
Cost of well and fixtures
Total cost 59,475 00
The above is a true statement of the cost
and real cash value of the above Institu
tion, ns I verilv believe.
Wm. F. McCrary. Sec-y B. C. A. Coj,
Baker City, May 3, 1874.
The Acaelemy buiTeling is two sto
ries high, 40 feet wiele by about 72 in
length, and is well anel substantially
built, of the best material, in the
Instead of the above being a theft
upon the Treasury of the State we,
as well as the people of Eastern Ore
gon, consider it a legitimate business
transaction and that the property
mortgaged to the State is amply suf-
ficient to secure the State from loss,
and that Hon. A. H. Brown done a
noble and praise-worthy -act lhy en
abling our citizens to erect anel main
tain a school equal to any in the
State. The property is now worth
elouble what it cost.
The least Mr. Will lams or any
other public man says against the
Baker City Academy the 'better it
will be for his popularity anil good
stanelinc in Eastern Oregon.
The Scheme lievived.
It is settled that the Woods-May
Ad ministration fad a scheme on foot
to fasten "the unfinished anel unfor
tunate" Opera House upon the State
of Oregon-a scheme that was only
defeated by the overthrow of tho
Republican party. If the Republi
can ticket shonlel sncceeel in the com
ing election, that scheme will be put
th rough. It has alreadv been reviv
ed by Republican newspapers. Ti e
building is crarked badly, arel it
threatens to tumble down, tlepito
every effort to hold it together. Un
less it can be shoved off upon tho
State within the next four years it
will be too laf e. The Stare now pays
3,320 per annum, rental. It uses
fourteen rooms anel one arsenal all
of which it gets for the sum named.
Sam May lyul contracteel for three
rooms in the Opora-IIouse. two in
the third story and one at the head
of the theater stairs in 4he second
story, anel all of them inaccessible
and inconvenient, at 2,000 per an
num, anel agreeel to aelvanre State
money to assist in finishing the
house, and did actually advance 700
for that purpose, which the State
lost. The Republican party approve
all this, and its spokesmen are ena
gaged in talking up the May-Opera
steal again. The scheme, if carrieel
out, will result in a net steal of not
loss than from seven to ten thousand
dollars per annum, besides involving
the risk of having' the Treasurer's
office and Secretary of State's office,
with all their records, buried under
the ruins of that immrnse ju'le of
brick and mortar, cancel "Reed's
Opera-llouse." Daily Xeics.
Mcch talk was causeel eluring tho
week by the dishwatery tone of the
Ilawk-Eife. It was saiel that "Indt?
pendents" -would not "come out"o
and hence it was open for an engage
m nt. About the truth of the mat
ter is this: The Republican candi
elate for State Printer, E. M. Waite,
has a juelgment against the enter
prising youth who slings filth for
the "Independents" and incidentally
remarked to him as he imbibed a
glass of rot-gut (at Gale's expense)
that if he wouhl "quit his foolish
ness he would give him the judg
ment." So the "war'into Egypt'o
man surrenelereel. But the way
Waite got 8150 on this account was
this: He told Tolman (the man who
never bets on horse races) that Gale
could be bought for 300 and if be
(Tolman) would pay 1")0 he would
pay tho balance. So Waite made
150 clear money and got an organ.
Later, however, his Independent
friends have "seen" him and the
Ilaick-Ev in itself once more.