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OREGON firr, OKEKOy, JtLY 9, 1S75.
Democratic State Convention.
A Democratic State Convention for
the State of Oregon Is hereby called by
the Democratic State Central Commit
tee, convened at Portland on the 24th
day of June, 1S75, to meet at the city of
Salem, Oregon, on
Thursday, July 39th, 1875,
at II o'clock a. t., for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for Represen
tative in Congress, be voted for at the
special election to be held October 24th,
The apportionment of members of
said Convention among the counties is
based upon the Democratic vote cast for
the late Hon) Geo. A. LaDow for Con
gress in 1S74, allowing one vote to each
county and jme to each one hundred
votes, or fracflm over fifty votes so cast.
The several Vmnties of the State will
be entitled tSAelegates is said Conven
tion as follov s :
Coos 5 Douglas.
Orant 3 Jackson
Josephine 3 1 Lane
T.inn 11 1 Iiko
Marion 9 Multnomah-
Polk 5 Tillamook..
ITmatilhv fi Union.
V.iH ' n Washington
Yam hi'lV. o"
The Committee having no means of
knowing the number of votes cast in
that part of Jackson county recently
created into Lake, it is expected the
two counties will so arrange the repre
sentation as to make it just between
them and eacli have its proper number.
It is suggested by the Committee that
the several counties hold their Primary
Conventions on Saturday, July 17th, at
I o'clock r. m., and their County Con
ventions on Wednesday, July 21st, at
the same hour. In those counties where
these appointments do not meet the
convenience of the Democracy, it is ex
pected that they will make the neces
sary changes through their Countv
Committee. C. D. BELLINGER,
Chairman pro. tern.
A. Noltseu, Secretarj.
Democratic Countj Convention.
The Democratic voters of Clackamas
fit Oregon C i v, July 22, at 1 o'clock
P. M.,for the irposeof electing seven
delegates to '. tend the !Stato Conven
tion which is to meet at Salem on the
29th of Julv. to place in nomination a
candidate for Representative in Con
gress, me iasis ot representation in
said convention is one vote for the
precinct and ojie vote for every twenty
live or fractioa over twelve votes cast
for Hon. Jeo A
La Dow, at the last
The precincts will be
E iglo Crock
Pleasant Hill. .
Beaver Creek. .
A. K. HEDGES,
Ch'n Democratic County Committee.
To-day wo publish a call from the
Democratic County Committee for a
County Convention in accordance
with tlio rocomniendatipns of the
State Central Committee. The time
given to circulate the news is short,
yet ample, if o-jir Democratic friends
will take a litrlo trouble to inform
their neighbors of tho fact. We
trust that tho ftimaries will bo well
attended and I Vat tho people will
elect their be litizens to represent
them in the CvJ Convention, and
then they may rely upon having a
good delegation in tho State Conven
tion. It is at tho primaries that the
voter first delegates his authority,
and it is here that he should mako
his influence felt. By a general at
tendance at the primaries, tho voters
show their interest in tho success of
the principles of the party, and give
encouragement to those who aro halt
ing between opinions.
The importance of this election is
as great as any which has taken
place in Oregon, and unless Demo
crats turn out and secure proper
representatives to tho Stato Conven
tion, they will bo censurable should
their neglect result in some improper
and incompetent person's nomina
tion. Seven active votes in a con
vention have their influence, and
may havo tho casting vote for tho
successful candidate. Let Democrats
attend their primaries and then let
those who are selected to the County
Convention attend iu person, so that
they can give" an account of their
stewartship to their precinct, and
select no man to the State Conven
tion who will not attend in person.
While this is but a special election
for a Congressman, let our Demo
cratic friends bear in mind that the
result will materially affect the two
important elections to be held next
year, and defeat this fall argues de
feat next spring and the loss of a
United States Senator. This should
actuate every Democrat to do his
duty, and Ave hope the first step to
ward that duty will be taken in the
primaries and county conventions.
Remember the time, Saturday, July
l"th, at 1 o'clock.
SnE Issues. The political con
test m "Wisconsin is fraught with so
many side issues as to make tho re
sult a question of the greatest uncer
tainty. The railway question has
been given prominence by the Gran
gers, and there is a great fight be
tween ex-Senator Carpenter and his
political opponents. . The attack of
the Government on the whiskey
de&leru will also it is thought, have
some influence on the result.
County are requested to meet at their
usual places f voting on Saturday,
July 17th, lsT flit 11 o.clock P. M., for
the purpose f l lecting delegates to the
County ConvLJ.ioii, which will be held
t ' '
One of the most scathing of the
denunciations which Grant's third
term letter has brought down upon
him is the following from the New
York Ledger, and its force is not at
all diminished by a consideration of
the more than friendly relations
which formerly exsisted between
Robert Bonner and the President:
"But I was made to believe that
the public good called me bomako
the sacrifice. . ,
but it must be remembered
that all the sacrifices, except mat
comfort, had been made in accepting
the 'first term.' "-Grant's letter to
A few years ago there was a man
who had been educated in our Y est
Point academy at the public expense.
He had dropped out of the army and
becoaie a hauler of cordwood to the
St. Louis market. Common report
says he used to be found dallying
long by the roadside on his way
Later he was a clerk in a leather
stove in Chicago, very poor.
He was appointed a colonel in the
army, end promoted and promoted
and promoted, until he had the com
mand of all our armies. Many per
sons always thought that much, very
much, of his success was owing to
the superior opportunities that were
Finally, a rack and title never be
fore conferred in this country were
created especially for him. He was
made the General of the United
States army. Then he was nominat
ed for President of the United States
and elected. Next he was re-elected.
Elected and re-elected to what?
To the highest elective offico ever
created by man! To an office, to
hold, in the infancy and beginning
of the republic, Georgo Washington
was proud! An office which Thomas
Jefferson and James Madison and
John Quincy Adams and Andrew
Jackson gloried in the privilege of
And now look upon the beggar on
horseback the penniless wood haul
er despised then, not for his pover
ty, but for his gross weaknesses and
faults, coming out in a letter and
spitting in tho face of tho whole
American people, and insulting them
in tho most odious and offensive
manner, and prating upon tho "sac
rifices" "sacrifices" that's the word
which he he he Ulysses S. Grant
uses the sacrifices he made in bo
coming their Chief Magistrate!
Out upon tho poor fool! Who
does ho imagine ho is? Let the con
tempt of the whole great American
people ho has insulted cover him
countless fathoms deep!
What it Organizes.
Tho following excellent idea is as
to what the Radical party organizes is
from that truly loyal Radical sheet,
the Republic, and is a very good pic
true of that party. Tho article has
been published in the Jacksonville
Sentinel, but to suit our purpose and
mako tho picture correct, we have
boon compelled to make some chang
es, which we do not think either of
the above-namod papers will endorse,
but it was necessary for us to do so
to maintain the truth. It is an ex
cellent picture, and goes off in this
wise: Tho Radical party " is tho or
ganization of the dangerous classes;
those who prey upon community or
who would destroy it.
It is tho political embodiment of
whatever there is of total depravity
in the nation.
As a party, the Republican is offi
cered by the usurers and led by the
master monopolists and speculators.
It is the party of the Roman Heir
archy and its counsels find inspira
tion in that ecclesiastical diabolism
whose foremost expressions aro in
the Syllabus thundered forth by the
Yitican, denouncing all free thought
and tho political social life and move
ment that grows therefrom.
It does not follow that all Radicals
are concious supporters of these for
ces. Ignorance, prejudice and tho
habit of accepting opinions at second
hand, all tend to keep their party
alive, and to bring to their standard
botli the brut will and trained wit
which naturally allies themselves
with evil. There is an Italian pro
verb born of the elder Napoleon's
wars, which realy translated says,
'Not all Frenchmen are thieves, but
most of them are.' This may be
rendered for our purpose Not all
Radicals aro dangerous, but many of
them are." How do theso papers
like the change? Is not the picture,
as wo have presented it, much more
Has its Reward. The personal
organ of the President, the National
liepublican,h&s at last been rewarded.
Recently it printed a list of property
advertised for sale on account of fail
ure to pay taxes. It was a fat job,
and will amount to over SGO.OOO. It
was given on the written order of
the President, and without any com
petition whatever. Had it been
awarded to tho lowest bidder it could
have been done for half that sum.
This shows three things Grant's
corruption, a great delinquency in
taxes in the District of Columbia,
and the advantage of being a good,
faithful organ. .
Not Mcch. Tho jury in the
Dolph-Watkinds libel suit returned
a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for
the sum of one dollar. It would ap
pear from this that Mr. Dolph was
not "much damaged by the "vile slan
ders" of William, or else a Portland
jury holds character at a very low
price. But it is altogether probable
that the plaintiff got all he was enti
tled, to, and we trust that his wound
ed honor will feel compensated when
he beholds tho dollar awarded by
the twelve jurymen of Multnomah.
(From the San Francisco Examiner.
Tho Oregon Statesman furnishes
ns the following amusing sentence
in the course of a long article lauda
tory of the Radical party:
"As illustrations of Republican in
dependence we may cite the over
throw and sequestration of that odi
ous pest, General Butler; the loud
and universal party denunciations of
the salary-grab and the Credit Mo
bilier rascality; the downfall of Col
fax; the condemnation of the uncon
stitutional civil rights law; the de
feat of the force bill; the demonstra
tions againsf the third-term proposi
tion, and the general condemnation of
Federal interference in the affairs of
It is seldom that we have seen in
print anything so comically impu
dent, or "cheeky" to use an inele
gant word, as is the foregoing ex
tract. It is scarcely necessary to
observe that while the "Republican"
party is responsible for every evil
therein enumereated, it has not over
thrown, denounced, condemned, or
demonstrated against a singlo one of
them. Even that "odious pest, Gen
Butler, is still a foremost leader in
the ranks of the Radical party, and
the confidant and supporter of Grant
for a third term. As to "the loud
and universal denunciation of the
salary-grab and Credit Mobilier ras
cality," the Radical party was re
sponsible for both of these measures;
and, indeed, the first was the result
of a bargain between President Grant
and his friends in Congross. The
greatest grabber of all was Grant,
who signed tho bill because his own
wages were doubled; and this in de
fiance of the Constitution which ex
pressly forbids an increase during
tho period for which an incumbent
of that office shall have been chosen.
We fail to see wherein the Mobilier
ites have suffered at the hands of the
Radical party. Some of tho most
conspicuous of them aro still in high
feather in tho councils of that organ
ization. Blain of Maine, Dawes of
Massachusetts, Garfield of Ohio,
Yico President Wilson, who are
among the most influential members
of the Radical party, still retain their
position and control the destinies of
Why the Oregon paper should
tako credit to its party, for "the con
demnation of the unconstitutional
civil rights law," we are sorely at a
loss to understand. That wa3 a pet
Radical measure, pushed with irre
pressible pertinacity by the leaders,
until it became a statute of tho Unit
ed States. Its passage was urged as
of the most vital party necessity,
and it succeeded by a strict party
voto. It was of tho most obnoxious
character of partisan legislation.
That it was and is unconstitutional,
we have no doubt; although that
availed naught as an
against its enactment.
As to the defeat of the Force bill
it is curious that our Oregon coutem
porary should cito that as "an illus
tration of Republican iudependenco"
while hero in California a Radical
candidate for Congress bases his
claims for re-election "chiefly upon
the vote he cast for that tyrannical
and utterly unconstitutional bill
The Hon II. Frank Page, Represent
ative from tho Second District,
plumes himself upon his support of
tho Force bill, which was designed
solely to capture tho votes of the
Southern Stales by overawing tho
mas3 of intelligent voters, thus re
taining the control in the hands of
tho carpet-bagger; and securing the
South as a unit for Grant in tho next
As to "the demonstrations against
tho third-term proposition," tho na
turo of this vaunt of independence is
manifest in California, where in the
Gorhara and Sargent convention, a
resolution "demonstrating" against
lhe third term was summarily voted
down at the express instance of those
gentlemen, who are supposed to hold
confidential relations with tho Presi
dent, and one of whom, Mr. Sargent
not long since acted ashisruoith
piece in public.
Concerning "tho general condem
nation of Federal interference iu the
affairs of Louisiana," that interfer
ence was a matter of several years
standing before a "Republican"
journal or speaker saw anything in
it yet were it not for the internal
quarrels and jealousies of their lead
ers, which on the principle that hon
est men come by their own when
rogues fall out, caused a measure of
justice to be done in this case.
The Democratic press and politi
cians were for years calling atten
tion to the unauthorized interven
tion of tho General Government in.
the domestic affairs of the Southern
States, without exciting anything
but sneers and scornful words from
those competent, by reason of hold
ing power, to secure the poor people
of tho South their rights robbed
from them by Radical office-holders.
In Senate and House the Democratic
statesmen were urging upon tho reck
less and arrogant majority, drunk
with power and swollen with corrup
tion, the duty of subordinating par
tisan exigencies to tho demands of
patriotism; but without avail, for
the two-thirds majority in both
Hou ses esteemed themselves im
pregnable and judged that they
could perpetuate, their power hv
placing on the limbs of the white V
men oi me ooutu ine shackles they
had taken from the slave.
It is to the Democracy the
pie" of the United States not to
"Republican independence" that the
crt is due in tho cases specified
marfiinerv of party has often pre
5d t2 doing of their will; and
at Boon as the people saw themselves
imposed upon by the deception of
the Radical party, they arose in their
majesty and slew their oppressors.
Enough of vitality, however, re
mains to enforce the necessity of
popular vigilance, m order to secure
beyond a peradventuro the complete
restoration of tho Democracy which
accomplished we shall see the sun
shine of prosperity and good govern
ment penetrating every nook and
corner of this great republic, extend
ing even to Slem, Oregon, and dis
pelling the cobwebs and crotchets
from the cranium of the Statesman.
In Due Season.
There is a solid vote of carpet-baggers
and cut-purses, says an ex
change, which Grant easily holds in
tho hollow of his hand, and which
will bo cast for his renomination
when the National Radical Conven
tion is leld the next year, if he de
mands it. And with this voto firmly
secured, the influence which Grant
and the office-holders have upon the
workings of the party's machinery in
tho North and West ought easily to
command tho forty or fifty additional
votes in the Convention which would
bo necessary to give him the nomi
nation for tho third-term which he
cares no moro for than for tho first
term. Tho Radicals of South Caro
lina, the most thorough Radical
Stato in tho South, last September
pledged themselves "to the support
of President Grant for a third term,
assured by so doing we shall pre
serve that peace and unity through
out the whole country so necessary
for its prosperity;" and it was only
the other day, Gov. Chamberlain, of
South Carolina, albeit he is now os
tensibly trying to lead a "clear life,
after a rather unclean public career,
declared to a newspaper correspon
dent that though he was opposed to
a third term, ho didn't know but
that ho should support Grant if re
nominated. South Carolina Radi
cal" remarks tho New York World,
are in no w;so dependent upon the
force or favor of Grant for political
office and emoluments in their own
State. They stand by him of their
own free choice, but hungry Radi
cals and carpet-baggers in other
Southern States where their party i.s
iu a minority must inevitably gravi
tate towards Mr. Grant's third-term
flesh-pots by the attraction of
mere hunger. There is no hope for
them but in revolution and arbitrary
power to give them ollice and the
spoils of office from Washington.
The turbulence of these fellows was
not finally put at rest by tho gallant
Democratic defeat of the Force bill
last March. What power they still
possess for working positive evil to
destinies of the nation we shall learn
iu duo season.
Shocking Mvudek and Suicide.
A terrible tragedy occurred atBuena
Yista List Sunday. Billy Franklin,
whoso real namo is Isaac Tnbbs,
killed his wife and then shot him
self. The Record gives the following
particulars of tho affair:
"Billy Franklin" was the name as
sumed by Isaac Tubbs, who settled
at Buena Yista a year and a half ago,
and one year ago married there!
The married life was not happy and
the pair had been several times sep
arated. On Sunday evening Tnbbs
shot his wife with a revolver, and
she ran into the yard and thero fell
dead. Then ho shot himself and fell
dead in the honse. Isaac Tubbs was
from Ohio and was well connected,
but seems to have been of a very
vicious disposition. We knew per
sonally of his early history and of
the family who had the misfortune
to be his relatives, but who could
not keep him out of vice. He served
a term in the State Prison here for
homicide, wo think, which probably
induced his assumption of the name
of Franklin. There was a tendency
to insanity in his family, and one of
his parents died in a madhouse. For
some time past he had been in the
employ of the Buena Yista Sawmill
Company. He was a man of dissi
pated habits, but that does not pre
vent the terrible tragedy be enacted
from being a sad shock to tho com
munity whero he lived.
Result or Fanaticism. The Sa
lem Statesman says: On Wednesday
afternoon Wm. Darby, son of Perrv
Darby, living a short distance from
Stay ton, was found dead in such a
manner that it was evident to tho
coroner's jury, held by justice W. II.
Powell, of Anmsville, that ho camo
to his death by his own hand. Some
timo since young Darby was adjudg
ed insane and sent to tho Asylum,
but had so far recovered as to be
received at homo asrain. On
morning of tho sad occurrence he
left the house with
a smaller brother that he would tro
nn nnl 1 -i b
vrm, uu nm rxjuio uirns. a he rest
of the family being absent at a camp
meetincr). Upon tl
at night, he not having returned,
search was made for him, and lie was
found near the barn. tltoA
evident that he had placed the muz
zle of the TUn Under Mitn on
touched the triccer
As there is at this time some consid
neighborhood, it is supposed that
his mind again became affected from
that cause and led him to nnt an nd
to his existence.
Ksrow-NoxHiNGisii. A Western
paper predicts a general war by the
Radical party on the Catholic church
as a part of the next Presidential
campaign. This is a trifle ."large
though there ara some evidences of
a cropping out of the old spirit of
LETTER FROM NEW YORK.
From Our Regular Correspondent.
New York, June 23, 1875.
I postponed this letter for one day
in the hope that I should have some
glad tidings to communicate concern
ing certain empiric advertisers of
yours, but unfortunately they have
remained as taciturn as their own
pills, and have been of just about as
much good to me. This leads me to
relate a little discovery that I made
the other day. Having often seen
tho likenesses of nonentities and
never-before-heard-of individuals in
our pictorials, I took the trouble
to inquire into tho why and where
fore, with the following result : It
seems that any one can go to the
Graphic, for instance, have his like
ness inserted and somo fulsome puff
concerning his native genuis or su
perior freckle wash. In a word, these
pictures are paid for like any other
advertisement should be. About
3200 would suffice to inform the gap
ing public through one of our picture
papers "that Mr. A. Noltner, whose
likeness accompanies this sketch, is
a literary 'sharp' of the most finished
school, anil is prepured to do job and
other printing at the following re
duced rates, etc."
In connection with papers, I am
informed that the London Times is
considering the practicability of
printing its paper in several of the
large towns in Great Britain simul
taneously, by means of electricity '.
It is proposed to send the copy from
the central office in London, the type
setting in the different places being
controlled by operators on electric
key-boards. If tho experiment prove
successful, it will inaugurate a revo
lution in journalism. This reminds
me of a most wonderful patent which
has just been applied for by a Phila
delphian named J. W. Keeley. It is
a motive power created by vapor
generated from water, but without
tho aid of fire. He claims that it will
supercede steam by reason of its
greater efficiency and greater econo
my, and ho is ireparing to give it a
public test by propelling a railroad
train from Philadelphia to New York.
The stock has all been subscribed for
by well known, practical capitalists.
If it should succeed (and tho Tribune
will not listen to a doubt of it), hero
will bo revolution No. 2.
The release of Tweed from "tho is
land," has almost created a third re
volution, though he is still detained
"in sumptuous apartments" at Lud
low Streat jail, on account of his in
ability to raiao the 3,000,000 bail
necessary in the civil suits pending
against him. From my limited un
derstanding of the law, I glean that
the Court of Oyer Terminer which
sentenced tho "Brss," went beyond
it's authority, and allowed a species
of prosecution at once unheard of,
eminently unfair, and as a precedent
most dangerous. This injnstieo was
chiefly owing to tho one hundred and
odd charges against Tweed being all
tried before tho samo jury. E.ich
succeeding charge, of course, in
creasing the prejudice against the
prisoner, in tho minds of tho "twelve
honest freeholders." At this time the
public mind was great'y excited, and
if the ex-foreman of Big "G" had
been a saint, the Jndgo could not
have acquitted him. Tho money was
stolen, and the indignant tax-payers
were not in a humor to allow legal
technicalities to step in between
Tweed and justice. That the Judges
were honest and right in releasing
Tweed, I have no doubt; that Tweed
stole the money, I have no doubt;
and that law and justice aro synony
mous terms, I most decidedly doubt.
Joaquin Miller has been engaged
by the Evening Post of this city as
correspondent from Philadelphia.
In his first letter he informs us that
the inhabitants of tho City of Broth
erly Love "aro only half civilized."
I suppose they don't appreciate his
poetry. Well, if there is any one
man in this country who is capable
of judging of tho semi-barbarous
state of a people, (from a personal
stand point) Joaquin Miller is that
Tho papers now aro filled with
nothing but College "Commence
ments" (why not "endings," as they
happen at tho close of tho term?)
horso, yacht aud rowing races, and
glowing descriptions of tho different
watering places. As I am not much
of a sportsman, I try to imagine my
self a banker, and read most carefully
the different accounts of all the sum
mer resorts, compare prices, hygienic
advantages, and social standing, then
figuratively pack my trunk, and
really stay at home. It was Ariosto,
I think, who said he preferred travel
ing in the quiet of his own room,
with map spread out before him and
guide books at hand no trouble
about baggage, no necessity to invest
in the "Travelers Insurance Co," and
no expense. Until my purse becomes
a little moro plethoric, I shall pre
tend to bo like Sig. Ariosto.
In connection with Tweed, I should
have said that there is a big row in
progress at Tammany Hall. Mayor
Wickham, it seems, has snubbed the
Morrissey faction entirely in his ap
pointments, giving the . offices, as far
as lay in his power, to gentlemen,
which has eo incesed the ex-"pug."
that he threatens a split. The other
day, facetious John "got himself up"
in a dress suit, white tie and similar
colored gloves, and with a French
dictionary under his arm, called on
the Mayor, wanting to know "if he
would do for some office in that rig."
The sarcasm was ignored, and now
"Tammany" has two parties, known
as "Swallow Tails," aud "Short
4 'The literary sensation of the day,'
Tennyson's drama of "Queen Mary,"
is to be jm'bnshed froin advance
sheets, by a Boston firm. It is said
to more closely resemble Shakespeare
than the production of any other
writer. . Charles Dicken's elder
daughter has just published a very
pretty little story called "Aunt Mar
Tho' not able to "play upon the
harp of a thousand strings," there is
a man here traveling under the came
of "Oregon," who advertises to piay
on sixteen different kinds of instru
ments. That his name is really O'
Regau, is a suspicion entertained .by
Pomology in Oregon.
Mr. W. P. Watson, of Hood river,
Wasco county, writes as follows in
regard to the famous nursery of G.
W. WTalliug & Son, of this county:
After a careful observation of their
extensive nursery of several hundred
thousand prune and plum trees, of
which they mako a specialty, I could
but conclude as a brother nursery
man, that they were masters of tho
situation, and while strolling through
tho immense orchard grounds, I
gathered a few facts relative to tho
growth and sizo and productiveness
of some few trees, which I regard as
most wonderful; and, respectfully
submit first, the parent of all peach
plums in this country, introduced to
this orchard in 1851 a yearling then
thirty-six inches iu circumference
twelve inches above the ground. At
the ago of five 3'ears the crop of this
tree sold for $3G. For the three
years following tho respective crops
sold as follows: $04, $7G, $SS, and
for the following ten year3, to
1873, average crops of 50 per year.
The crop of 1S74 yielded eighteen
bushels, and dried twelve pounds to
tho bushel, and were sold for 20
cents per pound, making 13 20.
Total amount realized from fifteen
crops from this tree, SS07 20. A
cherry tree, the seed of which was
planted in 18,13 15T tho hand of Mrs.
Fannie Walling, our genial hostess,
Ihreo feet above the ground measur
ed forty inches, and in 1874, 800
pounds of cherries, which were sold
at eight cents per pound. While
many other trees of different varieties
might bo mentioned, of almost equal
merit, tho above are simply given in
illustration to our climate and soil,
showing how adapted they are to
perfect growth of tree and fruit. I
may add that both trees above men
tioned are perfectly healthy and
fruiting still. And did you ever
hear of the largest pear in the world,
now on exhibition at the Smithsonian
Institute at Washington City, weigh
ing four pounds and four drachms.
While cruising through friend W.'s
orchard my attention wa.s directed
to what appcard to be at first sight
four dead bean poles, planted in a
square of about 10 feet, aud brought
together at the top and united by
growing together, then ingrafted on
the end tho Pound Pear, which un
der the above circumstances, pro
duced, several . years ago, tho Big
Pear above mentioned. If any one
thinks to excel in any of the above,
I wait to hear from him.
Tjik California Democracy. The
Democracy of California have placed
an excellent ticket in the field, and
tho press of that Stato aro all bar
moniously at work for its success.
Thero appears to be hardly a doubt
but what the ticket will be elected
by an overwhelming majority. The
ticket is: For Governor, William
Irwin, of Siski-ou county: Lieut.
Governor, James A. Johnson, of So
lano; Secretary State, Thomas Beck,
of Santa Cruz; Controller, J. W
Mandeville, of Tuolumne; Treasurer,
J. S. Estudillo, of San Diego; Clerk
of Supreme Court, E. B. Wolf, of
14ADIANT AS A o UN FLOWER. It lias
been stated that it is altogether too
early iu tho season to obtain promi
nence as a Presidential candidate, and
the Worcester Press observing that
Senator Conkling is carefully pre
serving: himself from that folly, re
marks: This, together with numer
ous hints from those in high places
to tho effect that tho cominsr man
has not been generally mentioned,
justifies the belief that in duo timo
the majestic Senator from New York
will appear tipon the scene radiant
as a sunflower of the first magnitude
and confident of his success in tho
Sensible Mr. Blaine. Mr. Blaine
is said to be much of tho mind that
next year will not be a good time to
run for President, and that the Sen
ate, in Morrill's place after 1877
will bo as pleasant a tarrying spot as
any to be had. This is regarded as
very sensible on the part of Mr
Blaine, though there is a ceneral do
sire that he should occupy Mr. Ham-
Tnn "Rat. Tim J : 11 -r.
j"y in mo JLeeca-
er-iiiinn tn -
iu unlets ana . " , -okoP'
have been discharged. It is said hTT7 c-Pe"tlon I their P
w i i i i - whatever may have been tiueu i
that the pary stood eleven for Beech- political affinities, to unite neith er
and ouo for Tilton. If the dirtv in carrying out iho principles ner -
" 13 10 oe triea over again, we
trust the papers will not inflict tho
people with the detailed accounts, as
iucj nao m ioe inai just closed.
Tenaciously Anchored. "Boss"
Grant's intimate cronies, say that
tho third term project is tho thing
most tenaciously anchored in-his
mind. His recent letter he regards
as the most astute production of his
pen I rom . the . time he" "began to
write down to the present day.
The following is the
which was adopted last week hy "
California Democracy. It is thi s
and plain document:
1 SoDE(J f
The Democratic party
nia, in State Convention assemi i '
in compliance with usage, do a 'l
the following principles as the fc '
of their political action, and pU?15 1
the candidates about to bo nnm.-J-5 ;
ed to their hearty support ' &' I
We declare: Jrirst, That
opposed to the nnconstituti
terference of the Federal Adm,v
II U Liu u iu ilia uumi-auu tiiitiirs q
United States by which one por1
of tho Union is ground with taxajf "
to keep another portion of tho fn'5"
in bankruptcy and servitude.
Second, Wo condemn the ivv
cal party, not only for its contt'S
of constitutional obligations, but f
its extravagant, partisan and corn? rs
administration of the Federal C
ernment, for the perversion of t?
functions of the latter to ear-v-great
corporations at the expense'0;
the public, for the jobbery
frauds which have brought reprotv
upon Democratic institutions
the Sanborn and Jayne fraud's
the infamous Washington Rini'?
the back pay steal, the iniquities
the protecture system, the cursed
inconvertable paper money, the V 1
potism of the President) for tl
disgracefnl diplomatic service
to pass an unconstitutional fj d
bill, which was fortunately frust-vf
ed by the determined front of
Democratic minority in both IIos
of Congress, and for a catalogue
other enormities which have Tend ed
that organization offensive tr
to the mass of thoso who were c"-'--'
Third, That now as in all ra.
periods we are in favor of a str
constrnction of the Constitution
against the exercise of doubtful r s
era, in favor of limiting the p0-1'
of legislative bodies, in favor
tariff for revenue only, and a cur--cy
convertible into gold and siii
at the will of the holder, against t
profligate and wasteful system of ;
cal improvements by tLe 1'c.V
(.government, und in favor of
expenditures of the S-.
Governments, and of the eour.
and towns, and the salaries of
cials, which have been largt-h.
creased since the Stato electi'
1S71. Fourth, That tho school str
and fund of this State are ur.de:
guarantee of the Constitution a
violablo, and we are opposed to j
diversion of the fund to ;
purpose except those ordaitOu
Fifth, Wc nssert the trn::;::.
policy of the Democratic yr-.
declaring it is the right and
of tho Legislature to regulate c r
rations, whether railway, gas, ;
graph, water or otherwise; to lz
their charges in the interest cf :.
public, and to compel them to s
all citizens, without diseriiuir.;-.::-aijd
at reasonable rates, aud :
when they refuse to do so, verc.
nize the right and declare tLe ir
tion of making them do so, nr.J:
further assert it to be the duty of:.
Government to preserve the w
of the State for irrigation and o::
public issues instead of permit:::;
them to be made the means of a:
tion and monopoly.
Sixth, That the Democratic pc
has no occasion to make any nr -partnre
or declaration cf cppi:::::
to the system of subsidies, -.vfcetv
recall the fact it is to a Ik-moors:..
State Administration that this v
owes its deliverauce from this :;
pressivo, unjust and corrupting
Seventh, That wc arc- in f.vor r
calling a Convention of ue!fc:::
elected by the people to omern'.--Constitution
of the State, as the c:
mode of creating a system of gonn
ment at once harmonious and ef
cient, and are therefore oppcei:
the amendments to the Constitr.t::
which are to be submitted to t.
vote of tho people at the ensu
Eighth, That the time her ::
doctrine of local sclf-povcrtim-:.: .
sufficient when properly admins:'
od to afford an effective remedj -f
the evils now caused by Chinese -bor
and the presence among us
inferior race, detrimental to oars";
al and physical health; that in
interests of all classes in l anr r '
especially that of the white work
people, wo demand sucli txr.t"
ment to tho Burlingame treat?
shall reduce it to a mere coinme: -convention.
Ninth, That we condemn tku'
trine whereby the power of the S-
to prevent the importation to f
shores of degraded persons for '"
moral purposes has been denied.
Tenth That we favor the tf'
completion of a transcontinental rv
way on the Thirty-second Paral
subject to such limitations by
Federal and State Governments 8
shall protect the rights of thef
Eleventh , That we are in favo-
equal taxation, and any depart
from this principle or any eystes-;
taxation which imposes a double
upon the same subject is ja tic-
tion of the spirit of the Const.trx
and unjust to tho best interest 1
Twelfth. That all legislation
tend to regulate the social habits ac
customs of the people, so t0I1 v
thosr liahifci nnd nnstoms do Dot !-
terfere with the welare of society '
large, and all legislation of the c.;
acter known by the general naxae
Prnlii'lii'Mrv Law is nnttOSed 10 l"
J -.11 irnri.
principles the Democratic rjI "
is calculated to promote a pre"11?
Gf social morality, rather than a .
founded system of public ow"
I -. "
decency. . iu
i nirrppnt i nai wo
Fourteenth, That we concie-
subversive of tho rights w
people and ruinous to ine i
interests of the Stato, the P.-t:
permitting the lands of the &w .
become a monopoly in iuc u
the few at the expense of tne
and we hereby pledge tho eJUf
10 uartv to tho corrects
giant evil. '
Sol. King has withdrawn the g
services between Corvallis ana
tion City. ;