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OREGON CITY, THURSDAY, FEB. 22. 1S77.
"We are agreeably disappointed at the
matter-of-course way in which the
Democrats uccept their defeat. Prior
to the formation of the electoral com
mission they were so assured of Tilden's
honest election that it is said that many
of the violent members of that effete
organization wore medals bearing tho
pugnacious sentiment, "Tilden or war."
It ia greatly to their credit that they
have so philosophically, so patriotically
ire might say, pocketed their misfor
tune. We say misfortune advisedly,
for it is a simple example, which even
a simple mind can understand that if
the Democrats could not carry in the
tripartite commission the State of
Louisiana which gava nearly 10,000
Totes, on the face of the returns, in
favor of Tilden and Hendricks, it is not
at all likely they will be able to carry
Oregon which gave 1,200 against them
"We congratulate our Democratic friends
on having ''fought a good fight" and
their close approach to the long sought
goal, thus teaching corrupt office
holders the slender thread upon which
their power hangs, and how easy it will
te for the people to expel them from
their high estates if they dare to cross
the Rubicon of the strictest honesty.
It has been a good lesson to the Re
publican party and we rejoice at the
closeness of the election. It is an in
disputable fact that corruption had
crept into the Republican party, and
tho escape that organization has made
from defeat has been so hair-breadth
in its character that it has experienced
a fright that will tend more to preserve
it honest in public walks than all the
sermons on "Thou Shalt Not Steal"
and frowniug penitentiaries in the en
Democrats have been fairly beaten in
a commission strongly advocated by
themselves, and they have no other re
course, as honorable men and Ameri
cans, than to meet their bad luck with
resignation and make belter prepara
tions for next November, four years
hence. Till then, as a uutional power,
dear Democrats, "an reroir." You
fought well, we like you the better for
it, so here is our hand.
Good Prices Assured.
The latest developments have shown
that, no matter whether there is to be a
"war or not, we will certainly profit to a
considerable extent from the present
complications in the East. The con
centration of soldiers by Russia in the
southern part of the Empire necessi
tates also an amassing of depot sup
plies in the neighborhood of the
camps, and this creates an unusual de
mand for all sorts of grain suitable for
use by the men and animals of the
army. The assemblage of Turkish
troops in tLe valley of the Danube to
gether with the fact of a terrible de
ctruction both of human life and of
cereals during the last Spring by the
o Bashi-Bazouks in Bulgaria, causes, in
towns and country along the river, a
scarcity of food, that has. not "as yet
amounted to faEVn'e, but which, it is
surmised, is becoming extremely un
pleasant. The movements of troops
o and the necessaries of both armies,
however, caused the exportation of
grain to come to a stand-still both from
Southern Russia and from the Danube
Valley. These two regions, which, in
prosperous times, have furnished a
very considerable portion of the grain
needed by England and Western
Europe, have thus, in effect, become
as utterly unproductive as if they had
been suddenly transformed into deserts.
From this time on, until permanent
peace is proclaimed and commerce re
sumed, these districts will be not only
non-productive, but in all probability,
will be very heavy consumers, since
food for the army must be furnished,
and it is not likely that the two regions
in question will be able to supply
even enough to feed the thousands of
greedy soldiers who have been so sud
denly poured into those parts of the
continent. The cessation of exporta
tion will be commercial death to the
Russian and Turkish ports, but it
means money in the pocket of the
Oregon farmers. England and Western
Europe must have grain, and if it does
not come from the East, it must be
brought from the West. The people
who consume do not care whence their
supply is procured, so that it is con
stant, good and sufficient. There i3 no
doubt that Oregon grain can be sold as
cheaply as grain from Odessa, and
when the supply from the latter port
and contiguous regions is stopped, we
ought to be able to sell twice as much
as before. "While, of course, no Ore
gonian would rejoice at the calamities
of Eastern Europe, we can not help
being well satisfied to profit pecun
iarily by the misfortunes the Eastern
notions have brought upon themselves.
ljair tiill thinks we defamed the
character " of his father by calling him
a Reverend, and a leader in the Seces
sion Democracy in Linn and Benton
counties in the early days of the war;
' this may have wounded.but those words
hurt the old gentleman's character not
nearly so much as the announcement
that the editor of the Oregonian is his
The papers call Bradley the maker
and unmaker of Presidents Davis, by
accepting the Seaatorship from Illinois,
conferred that power npon him.
At 1:33 on last Tuesday the Sen
ate and House met in joint con
vention, and President Ferry said,
the two houses not having decided oth
erwise, he announced the vote of Lou
isiana, according to tho decision of the
Commission, for Hayes and Wheeler.
The counting then proceeded, and
Maine's seven votes were recorded for
Hayes and Wheeler; Maryland's eight
for Tilden and Hendricks; Massachu
setts' eight for Hayes and Wheeler.
The vote of Michigan was objected to
on account of the ineligibility of Cross
man. The two houses separated and
considered the objections. At 5:20 the
Senate again entered the hall resumed
concurrent action. Each house over
ruling the objection in the case of the
Michigan electors, the votes of that
State were announced and cast for
Hayes and Wheeler. Then followed
Minnessota, with five votes for Hayes
and Wheeler, Mississippi, with eight
for Tilden and Hendricks, Missouri,
with fifteen for Tilden and Hendricks,
Nebraska, with three for Hayes and
Wheeler, and Nevada with three for
Hayes and Wheeler. Springer objected
to one of the votes of Nevada on the
ground that the election of R. M. Dag
gett was at the time of his appointment,
and for a long time previously and
thereafter, U. S. commissioner for the
circuit and district courts of the United
States in the district of Nevada. The
objection was signed by Springer,Tuck-
er, Vance of Ohio,Sparks,Savage, Marsh
and Jencks, Representatives, and by
Senators Barnura, Wallace and Here
ford. The objection having been read,
the Senate then withdrew. Springer
moved the House take a recess till to
morrow. At first there was a majority
of 20 against the motion, but several
Republicans changed their votes from
no to aye, and the motion was decided
carried 96 to 87. The House therefore
took a recess.
Ho use and Senate met at 11:45 on
Wednesday, and after reading the reso
luti ons of both houses on the counting
of the vote of Nevada, the tellers an
nounced that Nevada had cast three
votes for Hayes and Wheeler. Then
followed in succession the States of
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Carolina and Ohio. The
presiding officer then opened and hand
ed to the tellers the certificates received
from Oregon. It was read and proved
to be the sworn certificate of three
Hayes electors, Cartwright, Odell, and
Watts, executed before a notary public.
All objections having been presented,
they' have been referred to the electoral
commission and the Senate has retired
to its own chamber.
By the Ear.
Though it is a good old rule that you
waote time when you go out of the way
to take a pig by the ear, we are tempted
to squander a few "golden moments"
just to hear the "high-priced" Porker
of the Oregonian squeal.
The hush-money editor judges that
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Air. uounson is manager oi this paper
because we resent attacks upon him
This is false. We never have taken nr;
the cudgel for Mr. Johlidon, and never
expect to, unless it be ia a public way
and for a public reason, for the benefit
of our county or party. The truth of
the matter is, we struck the editor of
the Oregonian in a vulnerable spot, and
in his frenzy "he poured forth the vials
of his wrath" upon the most prominent
person he dislikes in Oregon City, a
person, by the way, who is as innocent
of all editorial or other writing for this
paper as Andy Johnson, who is now
sleeping "under the beautiful daisies."
Wo utterly fail to see why Mr. John
son s private character should be as
saulted because the Oregonian. has seen
fit to close its columns against attacks
on the Cronin outrage; the logic may
be correct in "high-priced" papers, but
to the ordinary reader it is just a little
irrelevant. Come, Hill, be a man or a
Some time since the San Francisco
Bulletin printed a correspondence from
Goose Lake, detailing the experiment
made by a prominent farmer of that
region, in planting wheat, and using a
small amount of wheat to the acre,
which has provoked numerous com
ments from the press. The result of
that experiment was at the rate of 80
bushels of wheat from one pound of
seed. The very idea would seem pre
posterous, yet this result has been at
tained in other countries. It will not
be safe, however, to conclude that any
one pound, or twenty pounds, scattered
over an acre of ground in the ordinary
manner will produce such remarkable
results as those mentioned they were
the outgrowth not so much of this seed
ing as of cultivation. The grains were
planted in such a manner as to permit
the ground being cultivated, and to this
fact may be attributed the enormous
yield. There are many arguments in
favor of thick seeding in dry climates,
like California, where it is essential
that the ground should be shaded by
the growing grain as early in the season
aa possible, but with ns in Clackamas
county, and in fact in the whole section
frarr.r TT- . . ..
vsic&wu n.uvu us u eoioot, sparce
planting and thorough cultivation is
Oregon never was a very good place
ior democratic papers, and now "Old
bhep, of the Baker City Democrat
talks of going to Boise City with his
entire shop. Grow healthv. old man
for goodness knows, judging from your
paper, you are sadly in need of the
strengthening influences of "foreign'
Those Legal Expenses.
It appears from the testimony of Sen
ator Kelly, that the Oregon Democrats
asked the national committee of their
party for $10,000 "to pay any legal ex
penses that might arise in connection
with the Watts case." What legal ex
penses ? There was no evidence of the
election to be gathered. The whole
case was in a nut-shell before Governor
Grover. The simple question for him
to decide was whether cr not he should
give Watts a certificate. Were lawyers
to be paid for arguing this question ?
What need had Grover of lawyers when
besides his own opinion he had the ex
pressions of Hoadley and Gwinand the
rest? Besides, were not such lawyers
as Judge Strong, Col. Effinger, and
other Democratic lawyers of sufficient
power to represent their party's case,
without going to the expense of engag
ing a so-called Rejiublican firm? A
calcium light and microscope are not
needed to discover the real reason of
the "lege 1 expense," and we refer the
over-inquisitive to Bellinger's testimony
btfore the committee at Washington for
the necessary cue, and in the meantime
would like to hear some more from the
Portland Democratic Republican morn
ing sheet on this interesting topic.
Oregon Citt, Feb. 17, 1877.
Editor Enterprise: The Oregonian
of this date eagerly accepts Senator
Kelly's explanation of tho cipher dis
patch endorsed by him calling on Til
den's maw for $5,000 to buy a Repub
lican elector in Oregon to recognize
Cronin, and acquits the Senator of any
guilt in the matter. I find that Senator
Kelly in his explanation states that he
raised the money on Lis own note and
paid Hill, Thompson Sc Durham $3,000
attorney's fees. It is therefore entirely
consistent for the editor of the Oregon
ian, one of the said attorneys, to apolo
gize for his clients, who may or may
not have acted in all things connected
with the matter in question under ad
vice of said attorney. There can prob
ably be no legal presumption that the
paid attorney knew that such invest
msnt wa3 contemplated, or was corsult
ed in that matter. He now calls fran
tically on Gov. Grover for bis explana
tion, and is no doubt equally ready to
accept it when ottered, and acquit him
also. After all, in view of recent dis
closures, I conclude that 3.000 was
not too big a fee for the nature of the
The Derision in New York.
The N. Y. Herald, of tho 17th inst.,
has the following concerning the feel
ing of New Yorkers on the Louisiana
Within half an hour nearly every
newspaper reader in tho city wns in
posses&ion of the substance of the de
cision. It snuffed out all the ho os of
the Democracy that Tilden would be
declared the lawfully elected President
The business part of the community
took a long breath, and scarcely cared
which way tho decision had gone, but
were glad that the crisis had passed at
last. Bv way ofputting his his sets on
the wrist of the business public, the
reporter of the Herald lonnpreU in at
Jjroadway and l ourtli and I bird ave
nue stores, where, although the tid
ings had preceded him, and each pro
prietor was talking over the ne.vs with
the latest customer, not a vistage of
nervousness or bad temper was visible
The subject was discussed quietly. The
Democrats expressed the opinion that
the decision was unfair, and the Kepnb
licans that it was tho best thing under
the circumstances that could possibly
have occurred. It was noticeable that
all indications of partisan rancor was
absent, and the general sentiment was
one of relief.
The following, from the Alia, hits
the thing about right, as far as a par
of the Oregon Bar is concerned:
He had braced himself up against
one of the columns of the Bank build
ings, on Leidsdorff street, and was evi-
dentlv laughing himself to death, when
an old friend came up and inquired
what he was so pleased about. "Have
you seen that dispatch ? ha, ha, ha,
ho, ho, ho: haw, haw, haw, ho-ho, ho-e
Eight thousand dollars; oh, it is too
(rood! haw. haw. ho, ho, oh, oh, O
Sent to Orepron to retain council. Oh,
let me laugh! such a joke!" And he
did have his laugh out, and the crowd
waited till he got sufficient breath to
explain thus: "Gentlemen, you have
heard of Cronin, of Oregon. Well, he
got the Democrats in trouble it is said,
and they, to get out of it, wanted to
hire a lawver or two up m Salem, Ure
gon, and Tilden sent out $8,000 as a
reta, ho, ho, ho, haw, haw! ner, gen
tlemen, I have no! time to tell you the
whole thing, as I find it difficult to con
trol my feelings: but the point is this
I have practiced law fifteen years in
Oregon, snd you may hang up a retainer
of $150 on the top branch of the tallest
tree in the State and the whole Bar of
Oregon will climb for it. Good day,
gentlemen. Ha, ha, ha, ho. ho, ho-e!"
An Eastern exchange gives the fol
lowing "blow" to Cronin's nose:
The many newspaper notices of Mr.
Crouin's nose, since its appearance in
Washington, have convinced him that,
in addition to the superior social refine
ment which he clearly recognizes as
prevailing in the Eastern States, they
also enjoy the immense advantage of an
aesthetic school of journalistic criticism.
He will endeavor, upon his return to
Oregon, to convince the people of the
Pacific Slope of how far in this impor
tant respect they lag behind their At
lantic brethren, to the end that journal
ists beyond the Sierras may be lifted
out of their present depths into an at
mosphere of pure Eastern refinement
and civilization, and be able to educate
the popular mind as to the merits and
services of any distinguished man by
occasionally asking whether nature in
tended his nasal organ for a nose or a
The tripartite commission have de
cided in favor of Hayes, notwithstand
ing the editor of the "only paper" was
bribed by tho Democrats.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY CF CALIFORNIA,
Washington , Feb. 17. The Senate
met at 10 o'clock a. m., and a message
from the President of the Commission
was received, saying the votes of Lou
isiana had been decided for Hayes and
Wheeler: and the House was informed
the Senate was ready to go into joint
At 1 o'clock, ouite all the Senators
being present, Senator Kelly asked and
obtained leave to explain his connection
with "cipher dispatches ana the pur-
phase of party organs." He said that
some time previous to the zotli oi jno-
vember last he was in ban irancisco,
but thought it best to return to Oregon
before going East. He' did so, and
while in the depot at Salem, Oregon, a
gentleman introduced himself as Mr.
Patrick, stating he was authorized by
the National Democratic Committee to
come to Oregon to look into the matter
of Watts' elibibility. He (Kelly) and
Patrick went to Portland together and
there saw Bellinger, the chairman of
the Democratic State Committee, in re
gard to the case, who said it-was ex
pected that proceedings would be com
menced before the courts to compel tlie
Governor to issue a certificate to Watts.
Bellinger said he had partially employ
ed a firm of Republican lawyers to de-
fendinv action against the tiovernor.
The firm wanted a fee of $5,000, but
had finally agreed to take $1,000. Bel
linger also said that it was the belief
that the Governor would issue a certifi
cate to Cronin, although he was very
reticent on the subject. He continued
to explain that he went in with Patrick
without recommendation or previous
acquaintance, and that he endorsed the
cipher dispatches on Patrick's word,
without knowing what they meant, just
to give them more weight.
After criticisms upon matters in Ore
gon, the Senate adjourned until ten
New York, Feb. 18. The Times Bal
timore special says: Parties here have
no trouble in identifying the leader of
the Baltimore ballot-box stuffers at the
Cincinnati election of October last,
mentioned in Holland's testimony con
cerning the Democratic frauds then
perpetrated in the latter city. He is
well known to have been Harry McUov,
chairman of the Maryland Democratic
executive committee, and one of the
leading Democrats of the State. He
left here earlv in October in charge of
a large gang of experienced ballot-box
stutters and repeaters, whom he divided
between Cincinnati and Indianapolis,
and brought them back after the' had
done the work. McCoy was on the
slate for collector of customs or naval
officer at this port in the event of Til
den becoming President.
New York, Feb. 19. The Tribunes
Washington special says: The Itepub
lican Senators held a caucus v esterday
morning, at which, although no vote
was taken, an informal understanding
was arrived at, that if the Democrats
should determine to filibuster in the
House to prevent the completion of the
count of tho electoral vole, it would be
the duty of the President of the Senate,
at some time before tlie 1th of March,
in joint convention, if possible, and if
not, then in the Senate, to complete the
count and declare Hayes elected.
Kellv's explanation has caused a flat
ter among tluse who were charged with
the direction of Tilden's campaign, and
it is probable some Either gentleman
will be forced to make an explanation
in this connection. Patrick's brother
is here and is considerably exercised
over the position in which Patrick has
been placed by Kellv s explanation.
Chicago, Feb. L0. The Tribunes
Uashmgtou special savs: A private let
ter from Governor Haves indicates that
all reoorts of the cabinet of Presideut
Ilnycs being formed, are purely specu
lative. Governor Hayes has not men
tioned the subject to his most iutiinate
friends. He is entirely unpledged and
in no haste, especially before his ele
tion is announced.
The Oregon case is in ail its aspects
disgusting to the better class of Demo
crats. They say they would think it a
calamity, and discreditable to have a
commission decide the Oregon case in
such a way as may cause Tilden's elec
tion, and many of them would not have
it argued at all if they could help it.
CoiiUJinus, Feb. 20. A correspondent
of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Hayes
as 1'resident intends to pursue a lenient
and conservative policy, and will seek
to allay political hatred. He proposes
to conciliate the South so far as he cau,
and will make the single question of
universal suffrage the point to gather
about him men of all political opinions
in the South. As illustrating this point
he feels disposed to recognize the Nich
ols government in Louisiana, and
Wade Hampton in South Carolina. In
selectiug a cabinet his efforts will be to
gather around him men of conservative
qualities, rather than those of intense
Washington, Feb. 20. A' strenuous
attempt was made by Speaker Randall,
Proctor Knott, Springer, McMahon,
Mills, and other extremists, in the cau
cus to-night, to commit the Democratic
party to a revolutionary policy of fili
bustering against the operation of the
electoral act, but their efforts were una
vailing except to the extent of leaving
the question nominally open until after
a decision shall be rendered by the
commission concerning Oregon. Al
though nominally undetermined, the
question whether a successful resistance
to the declaration ot tne iiayes electors
can be made in the House of Represen
tatives has been really settled in the
negative by the caucus proceedings of
Saturday and by the subsequent em
phatic declaration or a large number of
Democratic members in private and
public. It is definitely known that a
sufficient number of cool headed Demo
crats will unite with Republican mem
bers to constitute a majority of tho
House in opposition to dilatory pro
ceedings, as under the proceedings of
the electoral act nothing less than a
majority can successfully filibuster
None of the Pacific coast Democrats
attended the caucus to-night, and Wig
Kinton was the only one present Satur
day He voted in favor of allowing
the count to proceed without unneces
Piper was prevented attending from
Lane stayed away purposely, because
he was unwilling to have anything to
do with the whole matter, but to-day
expresses himself satisfied that the con
clusion reached was, under the circum
stances nd looking to the future, wise.
Luttrell, although he did not attend
the caucus, was known to favor extreme
resistance to the commission's decision,
being understood to say on Saturday
that he would have no difficulty in find
ing 10,000 men in California willing to
come here for that purpose.
THE OREGON CASE.
Washington. Feb. 14. Senate commit
tee on elections held until very late this
evening for examination of F. 15. Hinharn
and A. W. Shav, of Detroit, Mich., who
have had business transactions with J. N.
11. Patrick, of Omaha, and who had com
municated with him bv telegraph in cipher
iji swme years past, l ne Kev to tne cipner
used by theill is the household Knorlifcli
dictionary, and by aid of this key the fol
lowing translations of cipher dispatches
relative to the Oregon electoral case were
Portland, Nov. 28.
. T. TELTON-. l.i (irammpwu Part V V
Certificate will be i
Must purchase Ilttniiblicnnalert.nrtnnww'nizn
and net with the Democrat and swure vote
and prevent trouble. Jjeiosit $10,0JlO to my
credit with Koontz Bros., Wall St. Answer.
T , J. N. II. PATRICK.
I fuily endorse this. J.S. K. KELX.Y.
, Portland, Nov. 30.
. T. I'F.LTOX. 15 (iraimilfrr-v Part N7 Y.
Governor all ritriit without reward. Will issue
certificate Tuesday. Thissecret. Republicans
threaten, if certilicate Is issued, to ignore tho
Democratic and cause a vacancy, and thus
defeat the action of the Governor. One eloetor
must do paid to reeoirnize the Democrat to
secure a majority. Have employed lawyers,
lee $:?,(HM). Will take $5,000 for Republican
elector. Must raise money. Can't make fee
contingent. Sail Saturday. Kelly and Dol-
nnjrer will act. Communicate with them.
Must act prompt. (No signature.)
Portland, Dec. 2.
W. T. Pkltox, 15 Grnmmercv Park.N.Y. t
Impossible to convene legislature. P. left be
lore telegraph arrived. Can't draw the 8. De
posit with Charles Diamond, 115 Libert v street,
to order Hush & I.add. Salem. Must have it
Monday. Can't understand laughable Everett
house last your telegram. K., for P.
Portland, Dec. 3.
W. T. Pelton, 15 Gram mercy Park : I will
beat Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Monday;
be at Salt I,ake City three days or thereabout.
Have to borrow money on my individual re
sponsibility, in trust you can replace it. K.
New York, Nov. 20.
J. II. N. Patrick, Portland, Ogn : Know
how soon will Governor decide certificate. If
you make obligation cont ingent on result in
March.it can be done increinable slight ly if
necessary. (No signature.)
New York, Dec. 1.
J. II. N. Patrick : Can't you se"d special
messenger and convene legislature by Tues
day, and elect elector. Necessary expense
would be paid. See proceedings of ot her Slates
telegraphed yon. Consult the Governor and
Senator. Answer. (No signature.)
San Francisco, Dec. 6.
Hon. Jas. K. Kelly : The eight dejsit.ed
as directed this morning. Iet. no technicality
prevent winning. Use your discretion.
New York, Doc. 3,
Hon. Jas. K. Kelly : Telegraph Hemlock
go ahead. You shall be reimbursed. Do not
fail. All important. Advise progress.
SALEJf, Ogn.. Dec. 5.
W. T. Pelton, 15 Grain mercy i,irk, N. Y. :
Can't you deposit the eight with (.'has. Dia
mond, subject toorder of l.add & l'.nsh,Salc-m.
Can't get morey here. Must have it Wednes
day. Telegrauh me at Salem, na will not fail.
The cipher dispatch sent from Oregon
Dee. 1, to Samuel J. Tilden, and signed
"Gabble," is translated by Senate commit
tee on privileges and elections with tlie
aid of a key furnished by Shaw, of Detroit,
to read as follows:
Portland, Dec. 1.
S. J. Tilden, New York: I shall decide
every point in case of iostofnce elector in
favor of the highest Democratic elector, and
grant the certilicate accordingly on the morn
ing of the Mh inst. Confident ial.
To the Renders of the Enterprise:
Because the question has been moot
ed in the public prints, I avail myself
of the opportunity to state that I have
not now, nor have I at any time since
D. C. Ireland sold it, hail any pecuniary
interest whatever in either the good
will or material of the Exteiipkise pa
per or oilice. And since the paper has
been published by F. S. Dement, I
have not written or dictated so much as
a quarter of a column of the matter
that has appeared therein. I have
nothing whatever tr do with either the
editorial or business control of the pa
per, and have not had at any time since
I sold a small interest to D. C. Ireland
many years since. I think tlie conduct
of tho paper by Mr. Dement is very
creditable to so young a man, but I de
serve neither credit nor blame for its
position. W. Caeey Johnson.
Oregon City, Feb. 20, 1877.
Democracy Disgusted with Pelton.
The Chicago Times, a Democratic pa
per, of the 17th inst., has the following:
The Democratic disgust at the Ore
gon shame is increasing, and great anx
iety is felt to know just what relation
Telton held to Tilden. It is considered
wrong that so bad a man as Patrick
should have had so prominent a posi
tion with the Democracy. Not even a
lvepnblican, however, believes Tilden
had any knowledge of the rascality in
When the subsidized lawyer of the
greatest paper in the world patronizing
ly speaks of ns as "a very clever youth,"
we are forcibly reminded of Swin
bourno's words on Carlyle: "Each of
these," referring to cruelty in Ireland
and Jamaica, "has in turn naturally
provoked the stigmatic brand of his
approbation, each in turn has incur
red the indelible condemnation of his
praise." Come, we thought it was to
be a "damned- be- he- who- first- cries-holdl'-enough"
kind of fight.
There is not a Democratic politician
in Oregon who is sufficiently hopeful
of Tilden's inauguration to exchange a
sure thing as night watchman at the
Custom House under Iiayes for the
chances of a foreign mission under
Senator Cameron, "the base deceiver,"
paid Mrs. Oliver $1,000 for the relin
quishment of her suit against him, pre
ferring that to paying lawyer's fees.
John Thompson who killed Solomon
Baxter last week, near the Seattle coal
mines, for attempting to separate him
and a man with whom ho was fighting,
has been found guilty of murder in the
Amos Pinkstaff fell off a log into the
water near Decatur Island, two weeks
ago, and was drowned.
Potatoes are selling for 30 cents per
bushel on the Sound.
Burr Briscoe has been appointed
postmaster at Oysterville, "W. T.
Wm. Fleet is clearing forty acres not
far from New Tacoma, in the coal fields,
as a town site under contract from the
Stephen Hogden's house at Tenino
was burned to the ground last week,
and a little daughter of B. Ward lost
in the flames. Tho fire originated in
the sitting room where a bright fire was
left burning, on the retiring of the
family for the night.
Portland boasts of 14 papers.
Astoria is to have a fire engine.
A schooner of 50 feet length of keel
is being built at Empire City.
The old penitentiary chaplain "holds
over" under the "new deal."
George Flavel is Astoria's largest
taxpayer paying $1,200 a year.
An old miner has struck some very
rich silver ledges on the French Prairie.
The Brownsville mills recently order
ed 20,000 pounds fa wool in San Fran
cisoo. New gold diggings have been dis
covered on Dead Mule Gulch, Wasco
It is understood that S. C. Simpson
will be appointed private secretary to
Trof. T. M. Gatch is talked of as the
next Republican candidate for Gov
ernor in this State.
The amount of wheat sowed in Ore
gon exceeds largely any former year in
the history of the btate.
The Starr brothers were arrested at
Salem last week, charged with robbing
Baker near Independence.
Wm. Stephenson, an old resident of
Portland, who came to this State in '53,
died at Portland last week.
The Cultivator at Albany, and Farmer
at Salem, have consolidated. The Cul
tirator will cease publication.
Miss Jennie Isam, of Einn county,
had her thigh broken in Wasco county
last week by being thrown from a
A little girl not yet thirteen years of
age, gave birth to a child last week at
Jacksonville. She refuses to give the
name of her seducer.
The Baptist church at Albany caught
fire on Sunday morning, and the altar
and .pulpit were badly damaged and
the library entirely destroyed.
Two young ladies at the Itemizer
building, Dallas, Polk county, adver
tise for "a situation in a nice respecta
ble family as daughters-in-law."
A Salem man named Reed tapped a
maple tree the other day, getting eight
gallons of sap, from which he made two
and a half gallons of excellent syrup.
The Benton Democrat calls a young
wife "productive capital." The Stan
dard thinks "this depends on the kind
of husbanding she receives." You'll
The Yamhill County Women's Suf:
frage Association has been hold ng a
very interesting session at McMinnville.
The next meeting will be at Amity on
the fir.,t Wednesday in May.
Al. Eterron and J. W. Munkers have
just returned to Salem from an eigh
teen mile tramp on the Mt. JefTerson
trail, and reiort it clear of snow and a
practicable route over the Cascades
Mountains for all seasons.
A Mr. Baker was garroted last week
at Independence, and robbed of 1.000
in currency. The same day he had
beeu to Salem and endeavored to sell
tho greenbacks, but was nnable to ob
tain his terms. The scoundrels bound
and gagged, and left him iu that condi
tion. A tu-d.
W. Eair Hill , through me, twice ten
dered his professional services to the
owners of the Joo Thomas title of the
Caruthers estate, and distinctly stated
that he would take a contingent fee. 1
reported the matter to the owners at the
time of our first meeting thereafter,
which was prior to any suit being
brought. They concluded not to em
ploy Mr. Hill, but did employ Hon. J.
II. Mitchell. F. O. McCowx.
Oregon City, Feb. 10th, 1S77.
A Washington dispatch of the 20th
Mitchell has prepared a report on th
Oregon investigation, which ha3 been
agreed to by the committee on privi
leges and elections, and will probably
be submitted to the Senate to-morrow.
It accepts Kelly's statement as a truth
ful vindication of himself from any
knowledge of the real purport of Pat
rick's corrupt telgrams, but charges the
responsibility for them directly upon
Pelton.and through Pelton upon Iilden
Legal tenders, fi buying. (V selling.
Flour Kxtra, $ ir; su peril ne, $5 U0.
Wheat $1 W ? cental.
Oats tH,'e.fvtc. V bushel.
Itarley $1 25 r cental.
Uacon Sides lie; hams, lllb; shoulders,
Lard In kegs, 15c. ; in 101b tins, loc.
Hut ter Fresh roll, 2 (:e.
Fruits Dried apples in sacks, 6c.; kegs,
7; plums, pitless, 2?3Hc. ; peac.ies, lie;
Chickens Full grown. $3 00,?4 00 dozen.
Hides lrv, 15c.; salted, 6c.; culls, H off.
Tallow Tr:. lb.
Wool 20c i-'c.
Feed Bran, $1S($19 ton ; shorts. $22f 2-5 ;
oil cake, $3 50.
Hay Haled, 17a$18 ? ton ; loose, $U$lo.
Potatoes liK45c. V bushel.
Onions 1 VIJ$ 9 lh
Mutton Sheep f2C4$2 50.
Orrson City 3Iarket.
Wheat $1 05 ? busnei.
Oats 60CiH5c. bushel.
Potatoes 50c. bushel.
Onions ft 50 bushel.
Flour Jl 37 sack or $6 00 bbJ.
Dried Fruits Apjiles, 6c. s K. ; plums, 14c.
Rutter 30C35c. lb.
Eggs 25c. V dozen.
Chickens Orown, f ? 50 J dozen.
Bacon Sides, He. Hi; hams, 15c.
rird local 6c. lb.
Hay $14 ton.
Wool 22c. 4 ft.
Every one, at times, feels the neeessitvof
some restorat ive of the vital iowers,depressed
by mental or bodily exhaustion. In such
conditions. let ever-one, instead of flying to
the alcohclic or medicinal stlrr ulants, which
musi oeionowea oy depression equal to their
excitement, rein vigorate his deranged system
by the natural tonic elements of the Peruvi
an Sykcp. Sold by all druggists.
An Opportuuitj- for the Afflicted,"
Two or more of the surgeons of the Na
tional Surgical Institute will visit Port
land. Oretron room nr. nncmnnnt;n.. n
te , lebruary the 14th to 21st, inclusive.
nunciucv win u pieaseu to see their
many old patients in Oreeron and Wash
ington Territory, and as many new ones
as may feel it to their interests to avail
themselves of this opportunity to be cured
at home. This institution is unrivaled in
the world, in the cure of deformities, par-
j .iiyn, uMuia, etc., occ. iney win
bring with them apparatus for all kinds
of deformities. Feb 15-w2.
7The National Gold Medal was awarded o
Bradley A Rulofson for the best Photographs
in the United States, and the Vienna Meda
for the best in the world.
429 Montgomery Street. San Francisco.
One Kind for the Human I'amily.
The Other for Horses and Animals.
These Liniments are simply the wonder of
the world. Their effects are little less than
The White liniment is for the human
family. It will drive Kheumatism, Sciatica
and Neuralgia from the system ; cures Lum
bago, Chillhlains, Ixck-jaw, I'alsy, Itch, and
most cutaneous eruptions; it extracts frost
from frozen hands and feet, and the poison of
bites and stings of ventmous reptiles ; It bud
dues swelling and alleviates pain of every
kind. When pains or bruises occur, it is the d
most potent remedy ever discovered to heal
the injured parts. The Centaur Liniment i
used with gTeat emcacy Icr 5ore I hroat,! oolh
ache. Caked breasts, Kar&che and weak Back.
The following is but a sample of numerous
"Indiana Hoxi, Jeff. Co., May 28, 1873.
"I think is nay duty to inform you that I
have suffered much with tiwolUa feet ui
chords. A few bottles of Centaur Liniment
has ilon the wrk for me. I have not been
free from these swellings In eight yean.'
.Now I am perfectly well. The Liniment
ought to be applied warm. Ii. BKO,"
The nroof is in the trial. It is reliable, it Is
handy, it is cheap, and every family should
have the White Centaur Liniment.
I'hi Vpllnw Centaur Liniment is adapt
ed to the tough muscles, cords and flesh o
horses and animals. It has periormea more
wonderful cures, in three years, oi spavin,
Strain, Wind-gads. Scratches, Sweeny, and
general Uraencss, than all other remedies
men say of it :
"Iew l osk, January, 13.
"Everv ' owner of horses should give tbc
Cestavr Liniment a trial. We consider it
the best article ever used iu our stables.
"II. MARSH, Supt. Adams Ks. Stables.N. Y.
"E. PCLTZ. supt. U. S. tx. Stables, N. Y.
"AL. S. OL1N, Supt. ISat. Ex. Stables. X.Y."
The best Patrons of this Liniment are Far
riers and Veterinary Surgeons, who are
continually using some liniment. It heala
Galls. Wounds, Poll-evil, removes Swellings,
and is worth millions of dollars annually to
Farmers, Livery-men, Stock-growers, Sheep
raisers, and those having horsed or cattle.
What a Farrier cannot do for $20, the Cen
taur Liniment will do at a trifling cot.
These Liniments are sold by all .dealers
throughout the country. They are warranted
by the proprietors, and a bottle will be given
to any V arrier or Physician who desires to
Labratory of J. B. Rose & Co.,
46 Dey St., New York.
Pitt Jier's Castorla is a complete substi
tute for Castor till, and is as pleasant to take
as honey. It is particularly adapted to Teeth
ing and irritable children. It destroys worms,
assimilates the food, regulates the Stomach,
and cures Wind-Colic. Few remedies are as
efficacious for Feverishness, Croup, Worms,
ami Whooping Cough. Castoria is a scientific
arid purely vegetable preparation, mora effec
tive than Castor Oil, and neither gags nor
gripes. Prepared by Messrs. J. 15. I lose A Co.,
4t Dey St., New York, from the recipe of Sam
uel Pitcher, M. D., of Barnstable, Mass.
H"AS JCST RECEIVED Til K LAUC.EST
JL stoc k of
FALL AHQ WiniERGOOO
ever imported to Oregon City, which he o3 r
at greatly reduced prices, .uy stock oi
Has br"n largely increased and I can show
.Men and Boys' Business and Dress Suits,
Coats, etc., as can be lound in the country ,and i
at prices that cannot tail to satisfy. My
Is filled with a splendid assortment of all tho
leading styles and fashionable shauesof goods
Ciapi o;.s Clot!,
iil ii;i ;-s, French driI
Aiacrican lrex booda
iilacli. A I parca,
lii-iliia. n tines,
FLA ivrisrE L s ,
Plaid, Plain and Opera Flannels, of all co$rs.
Bleached and Unbleached Cotton Flannels.
Ladie' util Caeuls' t'lttferivare
Sluovls unci Scarfs,
Trunks n nd
IliitiiiiiilCaps, . m
Oil t Jot In far
Floor and Table.
BOOTS and GHOliS,
I would call special attention to my stock of
Men's arid Boys San Fra ncisco Boors, which I
have sold tor a mi m be of years past wit h gen
oral satisiaction. Every pair warranted. A
omplete stock of
HARDWARE FARMffiS UTEfiSILS,
Choice Teas, Canned Goods, and all choice
Karn ily Groceries,
All at Iajw Prices. Also,
LIVERPOOL AND CAEBAX ISLiXD SILT.
Highest rrice paid for all kinds of
Cobb n. ray Produce.
200,000 lbs:, of WOOL Wanted,
for which I shall pay the highest cash price.
Oregon City, Xov. 1, ISTo-tf. " SELI'IXG-
J. P. WARD. GEORGE A. HASDIXG.
WARD & HAKDING,
DRiGGIST? AND APOTHECARIES,
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A'GEV
..cral assortment of
Drug.s and Chemicals
"boulder Braces VincU
KeroHene OIL, LampCbimnm
Ulax, Putty, Paints, Oil,
V arnislieg an d Dye Stuffs,
PURE WINES AXD LIBORS FOR MEDICINAL
, ITR POSES.
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC,, ETC
pounded, and all orders correctly answered.
Jifu at, an nours oi tne niiht.
"tfcAll accounts must be paid monthly.
novl,1875tf WAllU H AIID1XG.
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER,
One door north of Haas" Saloon,
ALL KINDS OF BOOTS AND SHOES
good lit or no sale. Repairing neatlvdone.
Terms cash. tan-iwnl.
A T GEORGE FUCHS', OPPOSITE THE
-C-- Depot. Served up for customers
FRESH OK STEWED.
Families Supplied at the rate of 75 cents pel
tt,Cd- GEORGE FUCI13.
regon City, Oct. 30-tf